The Artery collects The Artery

The Artery continues its 40th anniversary with a two-week exhibit of fine art and craft created by former members and collected over the years by current Artery members. Works on view include paintings by Martha Ward, Robin Escher, Rebecca Metts and Nola Mosier; ceramics by Cathie Dunaway, Bob Judson, Marcia Smith, Erica Jackson, Pat Hill, […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Phenix rises at Picnic in the Park

One of Sacramento’s finest singer-songwriters Lisa Phenix will team with mandolin and guitar player Beer Dawg Steve Walls to play folk and Americana music from 5 p.m. to dark Wednesday, March 26, at Picnic in the Park. Davis Food Co-op sponsors the music; the Market’s community partner, Sutter Davis Hospital, sponsors Picnic in the Park. […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘4000 Miles’ is a great ride

Check it out What: “4000 Miles” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: Through April 13: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $26-36 general, $24-$36 for seniors and students Info: Visit www.capstage.org Rating: For mature audiences To put it simply, “4000 Miles” written by Amy Herzog and […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Madrigals to host children’s workshop

Teaching children how to read and write is one thing, but teaching kids how to sing is a whole other challenge. Luckily, the Davis High Madrigal Choir is up to the task. The choir is playing host to a choral workshop for children from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, Brunelle Performance Hall at […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to sing of ‘Dreams and Dances’

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner, will present its spring concert, “Dreams and Dances,” 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St. The program features an eclectic mix of mostly secular 20th century choral music set to English poetry. Three traditional, but rarely […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House announces 2014-15 season

Tickets are now on sale for the Woodland Opera House’s 2014-15 season. Season tickets for the five-event run are $89 until April 15. Shows are “Hello, Dolly,” “The Miracle Worker,” “A Christmas Carol,” “A Flea in Her Ear” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” For more information, call 530-666-9617 or visit www.woodlandoperahouse.org.

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series to screen ‘Elizabeth’

“Elizabeth,” a 1998 British film directed by Shekhar Kapur, will be screened Friday, March 21, 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. There is […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Kirchen brings all-star reunion line-up to The Palms

Bill Kirchen, dubbed “The Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player magazine, is touring California and fronting a special reunion all-star band with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen. Kirchen and fellow Cody alums Bobby Black (pedal steel and steel guitar) and Buffalo Bruce Barlow (bass) as well as long-time collaborator Austin de Lone […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate arts, animals in Winters

The public is invited to come out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at RootStock in Winters and meet the founders of the 3R Rescue and enjoy the art of several local artists, including former art teacher Sally Paul. Paul has created several pet paintings on display in the gallery and has generously […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert presents ‘Quartet for the End of TIme’ in unusual dramatic context

Part concert and part multimedia event, the unconventional performance titled “Akoka: The End of Time” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, will present Olivier Messaien’s World War II classic “Quartet for the End of Time” — one of the most popular chamber works from the 20th century — in a new context. The “Quartet for […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Classical guitarist to perform at Davis Art Center

Local group, Trio Seven, has been booked to play in the Classical Guitar Series Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. The group is filling in for originally scheduled artist, Arina Burcéva. In their fourth year performing throughout Northern California, Trio Seven — Matthew Grasso, Harry Stoddard […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Italian troupe brings interactive children’s show to Mondavi

Compagnia T.P.O. — a touring ensemble from Italy that specializes in interactive theater for children — will turn the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre into an exotic undersea realm as they perform “Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea” April 4-6. The production, which is on an international tour, begins on the idyllic Greek Islands among the stones, sea shells […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fundraiser benefits Whole Earth Festival

Local residents can get a sneak peek Friday evening of what’s to come this Mother’s Day weekend at the Whole Earth Festival’s first kickoff event. To be held at the Third Space Art Collective, 946 Olive Drive, this live music fundraising event will bring the community together for a night of great entertainment. A diverse […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis singer comes home, this time with his band

By David Lacy When he was about 8 years old, Shea Stratton would accompany his father and his older brother to rehearsals at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, where the two were performing in “Evita.” “I spent my nights in the theater during rehearsals and performances,” the younger Stratton recalls. “I stumbled across my voice […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,