Stellar bluegrass ensemble to play at The Palms

John Reischman & The Jaybirds — an award-winning five-piece American and Canadian bluegrass ensemble that combines breathtaking instrumental mastery, spot-on multi-part vocal harmonies and dynamic performances — will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. The Jaybirds — John Reischman (mandolin, vocals), Jim Nunally (guitar, vocals), Trisha Gagnon […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Hafter perform Friday

David Hafter from the band Wealth of Nations will play a solo show at Little Prague Restaurant and Bar, 330 G St. in downtown Davis, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Prelude’ opens Friday in downtown Woodland

A special monthlong art installation titled “Prelude” opens Friday at 610 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Chris Daubert, an artist and Sacramento City College professor of art, will be installing an experiential art piece consisting of 2,000 feet of hanging paper panels with rhythmic colored patterns cut into them. The patterns, which create a visual […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Morlix set to light up The Palms

Texas troubadour Gurf Morlix will play his acoustic country blues at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20 and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Neon Lite on Saturday at winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery will welcome Neon Lite back to the barrel room on Saturday, April 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Davis band’s repertoire includes iconic songs by The Eagles; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; The Beatles; and many others, all featuring the familiar harmonies from the 1960s and ’70s. Band members are Chris Stabenfeldt, saxophone […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Sabotage': Vicious, vulgar trash

“Sabotage” No stars (turkey) Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Mireille Enos, Harold Perrineau, Max Martini, Kevin Vance Rating: R, for strong bloody violence and gore, relentless profanity, nudity, drug use and sexuality Bargain-basement action flicks don’t come much worse that this one By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Film series to screen ‘Waste Land’

“Waste Land,” a 2011 Brazilian/British film directed by Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim and Karen Harley, will be screened Friday, April 4, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ at UCD

The Man and Woman Theatre and the UC Davis department of theatre and dance present “Gruesome Playground Injuries” — a play by Rajiv Joseph — at 8 p.m. May 2-3 and 2 p.m. May 4 at the Arena Theatre in Wright Hall. This is the story of two “scar-crossed lovers.” The plot follows the lives […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See Flower Power exhibit at Gallery 625

Gallery 625 welcomes spring with Flower Power, the first of several themed shows YoloArts will be hosting this year. This body of work includes paintings, photographs, ceramic and fiber art. The show will feature all things floral in this group exhibition opening Friday, April 4, and running through April 29. Photographers Rob Cain, Lavona Gelardi, […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sundays at I-House celebrates spring

The first of three evenings of the Sundays at I-House Celebration of Spring commences from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 30, with Tree-O at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Local performer and producer James Williams hosts the return of the very popular cross-cultural open-mic hour; along with the evening’s featured group, Tree-O. The […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vandaveer, Dead Western to perform April 11

The Davis Live Music Collective announces an evening of live music showcasing Washington, D.C.-based Vandaveer, the globetrotting Americana project of folk-pop tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive. Heidinger’s instantly unforgettable melodies are matched only by harmonies provided by longtime collaborator […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear live music at Monticello

Music stylings from jazz to classical will be served up during April at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Bob Wren plays world music, Klezmer, jazz and more on the violin and octave mandolin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Ken Kemmerling takes requests and plays standards […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Public unveiling of Art Garage on April 3

The public is invited to the formal dedication of the First and F street Art Garage at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3. All the participating artists, community members and volunteers who took part in the project will be on hand. The next phase will increase visibility and public safety with lighting on the E to […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Save water; Drink cider from cans

Three main topics dominate the beer press this week: the drought, of course, especially for western breweries, large and small; beer cans; and the astonishing success of cider. Of course cider is only related to beer in the sense that it is sold very much as beer is, in 12-ounce bottles and cans; it has […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,