RootStock showcases poetry, music

Local poetry and musical performances are planned this week at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Thursday evening features the first Fourth Thursday Open Mic, from 7 to 9 p.m., dedicated solely poetry and spoken word. On Friday evening, the Hey-Nows! and The Bonanza Kings will perform in the Alley Gallery. Tasting of both […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman visit Mondavi with all-Beethoven program

On Saturday at 8 p.m. at Jackson Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform an all-Beethoven program conducted by Pinchas Zukerman. The program includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus, 61, with Zukerman performing on solo violin while leading the orchestra. Pinchas Zukerman has wowed the classical music world for more than four decades, […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Empyrean Ensemble to present new music with ‘Around the World’ theme

Music from composers who were born in Sweden, New Zealand, Italy and Argentina. And compositions with titles like “dirty pixels,” “Verticalities and Indifferences” and “Cracks and Corrosion.” That’s the theme for a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, by the Empyrean Ensemble, the professional new music group based at UC Davis. The concert will […]

January 23, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS student art on display at Gallery 1855

Davis High art students — under the direction of teacher Lynnette Diem — will exhibit their work in February at Gallery 1855. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. A free open house and reception are chance for the public […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

KDVS plans Feb. 1 concert marking radio station’s 50th anniversary

On Saturday, Feb. 1, KDVS will celebrate 50 years of free-form radio with a special event featuring live music, interviews with staff and DJs, and a special appearance by Mr. Turntable Head. The free event will run from 9 p.m. to midnight at 720 Olive Drive, Suite H, and will be broadcast live on 90.3 […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski offers free classes

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop will be offering several free classes at the PTDW facility, 2720 Del Rio Place. “Ritual” is a class that explores personal growth through movement. A free class will be offered from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21. Come dressed in clothing that is comfortable to move around in. Participants […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Peggy Sue to play at Third Space

Peggy Sue — singer/guitarists Rosa Slade and Katy Young, and drummer Olly Joyce — will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Third Space, 946 Olive Drive. Tickets are $10. The band has toured across Europe and North American with the likes of Jack White, Wild Flag, Joan As Policewoman and labelmates First Aid Kit. […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Natsoulas gallery goes to the dogs

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts welcomes back the “Bark” exhibit, celebrating human’s best friend with work from more than 40 national artists. Works in every medium, from paint to sculpture, will be included in this tribute to the bond between human and canine. This February show — a tribute to Roy De Forest, […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS grad enjoys ‘sketchy’ career

In the know What: 13th annual SF Sketchfest When: Thursday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 9 Where: Various locations throughout San Francisco Info: Albert Einstein didn’t finish high school. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Cole Stratton was not named class clown of Davis High. Despite their early setbacks, all […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Tim and Helen Spangler at winery on Thursday

The Spangler Band’s newest CD, “We’re All Fine Here Now,” is ready for release and will be available in Davis at Wine’d Down Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Sundstrom Hill Winery. Singers/songwriters Tim and Helen Spangler will play an acoustic set in the winery’s barrel room. As a duo, they […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Invisible Woman': What the Dickens?

“The Invisible Woman” Three stars Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Joanna Scanlan, Perdita Weeks, John Kavanagh Rating: R, and quite ludicrously, for mild sexual content Celebrated author’s clandestine affair makes for dull drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Consider the irony: Actor/director Ralph Fiennes’ new film about Charles Dickens, […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

New Belgium Brewing seeks short films for tour

New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will be viewed in 21 cities across the U.S., starting in May. Clips Beer & Film Tour is a unique film festival where guests sit under the stars, enjoy New Belgium beers, and watch a composition of […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland honors an Opera House treasure

“It’s been a good run, but I just have to shake things up a bit,” said Jeff Kean, current managing director and company Pooh Bah for the Woodland Opera House. Kean, who leaves his job after 18 years at the end of the month, says it’s been “an interesting confluence of events” that has led him […]

January 16, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Closer Than Ever’ features solid music, cast

In the know What: “Closer Than Ever” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays; through Feb. 16 Tickets: $34-$38 general, $29-$33 seniors and $15 students Info: Call 916-446-7501, ext.123, or visit […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,