Chamber Music Society to perform in Davis

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will perform a festive Baroque concert to warm up the season. December’s concerts feature members of the Ariel Quartet, playing Bach’s “Sonata for Violin,” joined by popular flutist Mat Krejci in Bach’s “Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Continuo” and Vivaldi’s “The Seasons.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Capitol Chamber Players to feature music composed by women

The Capitol Chamber Players — a group that includes several Davis residents — will open its season with a concert, “Women Composers through the Ages,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. The program will focus on music by female composers from the early Baroque to the present day; […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Female singers showcased at winery

The barrel room at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the vocals of Dianna Craig and the high-energy but sensitive piano accompaniment of Sergei Shkurkin at Wine’d Down Thursday. The winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch, will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. This duo covers an eclectic range of popular material […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Spring Awakening’ will rock UCD with bold, soulful song and dance

Check it out What: “Spring Awakening” Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24;8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7 Tickets: $18-$22 general, $16-$20 students and seniors Info: Call 530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787, or visit Rating: R for adult material including violence, sexuality, nudity and language. “Spring […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC hits a high note with ‘Oliver’

Check it out What: “Oliver” Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center stage, 607 Peña Drive When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 1 Tickets: $18 general, $16 students and seniors (55 and over) plus a $2 facility fee Info: Call 530-756-3682, visit One thing about the actors of Davis Musical […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Thor: The Dark World’ — Another rich superhero soufflé

“Thor: The Dark World” Four stars Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård Rating: PG-13, for rather grim action violence No sophomore slump from Marvel’s celestial thunder god By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic One must give considerable credit to the master planners […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ is a musical road trip worth taking

Check it out What: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $21-$88 Info: Call 916-557-1999 or visit There are more sequins, feathers, glitter, wigs and platform shoes than you can shake a stick at in […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Early Music Ensemble performs on Saturday

The UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, directed by William Cooper, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. On the program will be works by two composers from a region now known as the Netherlands and Belgium: Johannes Ockeghem, a composer who lived in the 1400s, […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Actor’s play about health insurance crisis picked up top honors at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Actor and playwright Michael Milligan — who has appeared in several Broadway shows, performed  in several major Shakespeare festivals and taught at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting — comes to Davis for a performance of his one-man show, “Mercy Killers.” The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: On the road in a most green and pleasant land

This place reminds me a lot of Wales. The mountains are numerous and green; not that slightly dusty green we see in California but a luminous emerald green we normally see only on paint chips at the hardware store. The roads are narrow and in many places winding, and narrow bridges cross over bounding streams […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jam out Friday on Wyatt Deck

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Wyatt Deck, on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeeze boxes (you […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hinojosa celebrates new CD at The Palms on Sunday

The music of golden-voiced singer and songwriter Tish Hinojosa crosses borders — between cultures, languages and genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. At 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, Hinojosa will return to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, for a […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

New exhibit at The Nest features local artists

The “Wild Thing at Wild Wings,” featuring the artwork of Gene McKinnon and local high school students who participated in Stroll through History, will be on display through December at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course, 18540 Wildwing Drive in Woodland. The show will feature the photographs by McKinnon and paintings by […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free movement and sound class set

A free introductory movement and sound class with simple vedic chanting, easy yoga postures and breathing will be led by Ann Rogers on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The class will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Register by email at [email protected] or call 530-231-5115.

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,