Music heats up November

As the weather cools, the music heats up in November at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Wednesday feature acoustic open mic from 8:30 to 11 p.m., hosted by Timothy Nutter. Bob Wren (violin, octave mandolin) will play world music, klezmer, jazz and more from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Ken Kemmerling will play […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Senior Center to screen ‘Wild Strawberries’

A free screening of Ingmar Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries” is planned for 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Davis Senior Center. 646, A St. Following the film, Sacramento State professor Maria Jaoudi, of the department of humanities and religious studies, will lead a question-and-answer session on the film.

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS features a year jam-packed with performing arts

When it comes to performing arts, there is something for everyone at Davis High School. DHS features three orchestral symphonies: Chamber Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra; three bands: Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band; four choirs: Advanced Treble Choir, Madrigal Singers, Concert Choir and Jazz choir; and a drama club. This school year, […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Finnish film screened on Friday

“The Man Without a Past,” a 2002 Finnish film directed by Aki Kaurismäki, will be screened Friday 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 promptly at 8 p.m. […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Regal Beezers play out Picnic in the Park

Regal Beezers — Jason Votaw, drums; David Carey, percussion; Donna Wren, fiddle and vocals: and Ken Kemmerling, keyboard, guitar and vocals — bring their eclectic blend of jazz standards, Beatles and Halloween music to the last Picnic in the Park of the season on Wednesday. The event runs alongisde the Davis Farmers Market in Central […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

YoloArts set to host sixth annual Art Farm Harvest Gala

YoloArts’ upcoming Art Farm Harvest Gala will offer an art harvest, a diversity of locally raised meat, produce and wine, and the announcement of the exhibition’s juried award winners. The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 709 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Featuring the work of more than 65 Yolo County […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Two groups perform at Thursday Live!

The Yolos and Me and Him will perform free concerts Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! series. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Thursday Live! is a continuing series of concerts held the first Thursday of each month at the Odd […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See ‘The Fantasticks’ in Woodland

Woodland Christian School’s drama department is performing “The Fantasticks” at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 6-8, at Woodland United Fellowship, 240 N. West St. in Woodland. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. For more information, call 530-406-8800.

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Actress Laura Dern reschedules Mondavi Center lecture

Actress Laura Dern has rescheduled her lecture at the Mondavi Center due to casting demands, it was announced Friday. Her appearance, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13, will now take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in Jackson Hall. Patrons who have purchased tickets to Dern’s lecture have three options: * Hold on to their […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Counselor': Guilty as charged

‘The Counselor’ No stars (turkey) Starring: Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Rosie Perez, Natalie Dormer, Goran Visnjic Rating: R, for graphic violence, grisly images, profanity and strong sexual content Vapid characters populate this lurid, lifeless misfire By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Cormac McCarthy apparently felt that 2009’s big-screen adaptation […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Family Halloween show set at Art Center

A spooky, kooky Halloween show of songs, stories and shenanigans will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday by Voice of the Wood. The show will take place on the atrium stage at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Heidi Bekebrede with tell stories with dramatic narration and Dianna Craig will act them […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Shaham returns to Mondavi, performing music for solo violin

Check it out Who: Violinist Gil Shaham When: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: Starting at $50 general, $25 for UC Davis students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Violinist Gil Shaham returns to the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. for a solo recital […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Redux: perfidy, sedition, treason and traitor

I have a question for you: What is the difference between: a) Mohamed Morsi in Cairo and the far-right agenda of his Muslim Brotherhood and b) John Boehner in Washington and the far-right agenda of his tea party? And the answer is: Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood won a national election. It was with this […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,