‘Carrie': Still raising the roof

“Carrie” 3.5 stars Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort Rating: R, for bloody violence, disturbing images, blasphemy, profanity and sexual content Strong performances aren’t enough to save this odd-duck remake By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Sissy Spacek was 27 when she starred in 1976’s […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Curmudgeon to perform at Village Homes

Curmudgeon is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers’ Circle, Monday, Oct. 28, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Ron Bean and Ray Frank are Curmudgeon. Drawing inspiration from many lands and traditions, these skilled players apply the autoharp and guitar to a wide variety of music not […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for YoloArts Art Farm Harvest Gala

Tickets are on sale now for YoloArts’ annual party for art and agriculture, the Art Farm Harvest Gala. The event is a fundraiser for the arts and land preservation in Yolo County. Original art, juried prize awards, food, wine, music and an art “harvest” and silent auction are all part of the fun. The event […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fundraiser to help DHS Baroque Ensemble

The Davis High School Baroque Ensemble is playing host to a fundraiser — featuring music, wine, appetizers and a silent auction — from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Tickets are $30 and available by emailing [email protected] Proceeds will help pay for the group’s trip to Italy.

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sac Choral Society to present Handel organ concerto, Haydn Mass

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will give one of its “Stained Glass Concerts” — featuring sacred music in a sacred space — on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive in Sacramento. On the program will be an Organ Concerto in B-flat by G.F. Handel (from his Op. 4 set, […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Hats off to a prolific writer — and wine drinker

“Insanely prolific,” multiple-award-winning British author Peter Ackroyd has written two dozen books in the past decade. He gets up early every morning and writes all day. Afterward, according to a New York Times article aptly titled “Man of Many Words,” he goes out to dinner. Alone. Every night. He has given up “spirits” with his […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wildlife photos on exhibit at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of the photographic works of Rob Floerke will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at Gallery 1855 throughout November. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Gallery 1855 is in the Davis Cemetery […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Halloween dance party at DMTC

A Halloween dance hosted by the Davis Musical Theatre Company runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at DMTC’s Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Tickets are $10 for ages 18 and older, and $8 for ages 17 and younger, and will be available at the door. For more information, visit […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folklorico dancers take the WOH stage

Folklorico Latino de Woodland will present its 27th annual showcase, “Baile y Passion por el Norte” (“dance and passion for the north”), on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. A matinee full dress rehearsal, without […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tickets for ‘Pippin’ go on sale Friday

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Davis High School drama department’s production of “Pippin.” The show features music by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”) and choreography by the late Bob Fosse. Performance times and dates are 7 p.m. Nov. 8-9 and 14-16 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Watch artists at work during brunch

Fresh art and fresh food will appear together during brunch Sunday as artists sketch and brunchers munch at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., during the debut of Sketch Sunday in Davis. The first in this series of monthly live sketch experiences features area artists on site producing small artworks available for purchase in affordable […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD performers present a ‘Body of Knowledge’

“Body of Knowledge” by Linda Noveroske-Tritten — presented by the Institute for Exploration in Theater, Dance and Performance — is a non-traditional piece that will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17-19, in Wright Hall’s Lab A. The presentation explore ways in which memories are embodied and transformed across time. Immersed in the […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Miser’ comes to the Woodland Opera House

Molière’s classic, penny-pinching farce, “The Miser,” opens Friday, Oct. 25, at the Woodland Opera House. The show runs through Nov. 17 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. There is an additional 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Nov. 9. Old Harpagon is a penny-pinching miser who loves his hidden fortune more […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Common House delivers with ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

That’s the ticket What: “Prelude to a Kiss” Where: Wyatt Deck, UC Arboretum When: 8 p.m. Oct. 18-20 and 25-27 Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors Info: Visit http://commonhouseproductions.com Common House Productions has just opened the 1988 play, “Prelude to a Kiss,” by Craig Lucas at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,