Sacramento Valley Chorus presents ‘A New York State of Mind’ on Saturday

Local audiences are invited to come and experience the lights, glamor and excitement of New York City with the award-winning, 90-member Sacramento Valley Chorus. Inspired by their whirlwind trip to New York City in May, and a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Carnegie Hall, the Sacramento Valley Chorus presents “A New York State of Mind.” The chorus […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series to screen ‘Sarah’s Key’

“Sarah’s Key,” a 2010 French film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, 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. There is no […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mnozil Brass to bring precise playing and puckish humor to Mondavi

That’s the ticket Who: Mnozil Brass When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Starting at $25; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The seven guys who form Mnozil Brass — a free-spirited Viennese  ensemble that will perform at the Mondavi Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. — originally […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Momix returns to Mondavi for encore performances of ‘Botanica’

The dance company known as Momix — known for their multimedia shows combining modern choreography, colorful costumes, theatrical lighting and music to create intricate visual illusions and stylish tableaux — will return to the Mondavi Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. Featured will be a program […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Teen talent competition set

Davis residents are invited to participate in the Sacramento Valley Teen Talent Competition, which offers rewards including recording deals, scholarships and prizes. Three levels of competition are offered as part of the six-month program. Students in Davis, West Sacramento and North Sacramento are invited to participate in live auditions from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Captain Phillips': Take-charge thriller

“Captain Phillips” 4.5 stars Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chermus, Catherine Keener, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, violence and substance abuse Strong acting and suspenseful script highlight high-seas drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Some stories are so astonishing, they could only […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Going postal with mail-art

Bits of art sent through the U.S. Postal Service make up a new exhibit at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis. Titled “Going Postal Mail-Art,” the exhibit is curated by Madeleine Kenefick and Deatra Cohen. Cohen, a Davis librarian, and Kenefick have discovered mail-art allows them to integrate art-making into their everyday lives. They got […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Actor’s training workshop to be held at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House is now registering students for an actor’s training workshop, Oral Interpretation for the Actor, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11 through Feb. 8. Rodger McDonald will instruct the classes — open to teens and adults — at the theater, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. For those […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Funk, dancehall party set at N Street Cohousing

Local funk sensation Big Sticky Mess and Ital Souls — featuring Sky-I — are set to play a house show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at N Street Music Cohousing Common House, 716 N St. There is a $10 suggested donation. Refreshment sales will benefit the Uganda Children’s Scholarship Fund. This pairing was first […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Travis Brass band to play at WOH

Travis Brass — the multi-talented brass group of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West — will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland. From a standard march or traditional brass composition to jazz, ragtime and the popular music of […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

San Francisco Symphony returns to play Berlioz, Schumann and Dvořák

That’s the ticket Who: Van Pascal Tortelier conducts the San Francisco Symphony, featuring pianist Martin Helmchen When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 (an “Inside Music” talk by Alexandra Amati-Camperi begins at 7 p.m.) Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $50-$98 general, $25-$45.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 On Friday, Oct. […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Davis artists part of ceramic art exhibition in San Francisco

Davis artists Rene Martucci and Donna Billick have been selected to show their work and complete artist hands-on demonstrations at the fourth Ceramics Annual of America from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza. Billick’s Interactive Bee Workshop haven is a response to the colony […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Twain story featured on cable show

Ruth Chambers of The Chambers Street Theatre will take part in a televised reading of The Tarantula Story from “Roughing It” by Mark Twain, on Thursday, Oct. 17. The animation and artwork are done by Alex Silva Sadder. The live show is at 3 p.m. on Comcast Channel 15 and also will be streamed on […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Beer sales rebounding in tough economy

Let’s not kid ourselves: Beer sales have not exactly sparkled in the past few years. There have been several reasons for this, including the general economic conditions of the country. Oddly enough, brewers have long considered beer sales to be recession-proof; the idea is that although some drinkers drop out of the beverage market in […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,