Hosking and Cousin Jack at The Palms

Northern California singer Rita Hosking will play her country-folk music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Hosking, winner of multiple awards, began recording and publishing in 2005 with “Are You Ready?” and followed in 2007 with “Silver Stream.” “Come Sunrise,” her 2009 record, won Best Country […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Working toward great-tasting zero waste

“It’s not easy being green.” — Kermit the Frog The Fairfield brewery of Anheuser-Busch-Inbev has made a concerted effort to limit use of water; it is now among the most water-conscious of breweries but still uses nearly 3.5 hectoliters of water per hectoliter of beer produced. Water conservation was doubtless a wise move considering that the […]

January 16, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

California clay competition exhibit returns to Davis

The 25th annual California clay competition exhibit return to Davis from April 25 to May 23. This event, sponsored by The Artery and held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art — sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery — will feature 44 works from 42 artists selected by juror Don […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chatham County Line brings bluegrass to The Palms

Chatham County Line is a young and extraordinarily talented bluegrass quartet known for its left-of-center approach, bringing passion and excitement to their music, and adding a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to bluegrass and other roots forms of music. Chatham County Line will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at The Palms […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

McCutcheon brings old and new favorites to The Palms

John McCutcheon’s clear tenor voice, mastery of instruments — guitar, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo and piano — and talent for writing lasting songs have made him one of the most beloved folk musicians working today. McCutcheon makes his annual visit to Winters at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at The Palms. McCutcheon says that […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Open Mic at RootStock on Thursday

Sam and Lori Hawk will play host to Open Mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. This event is free. The third Thursday open mic night focuses on music and musicians of all skill levels, from the beginning student to the seasoned professional, to forget the demands […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mystery and humor are ‘afoot’ at the WOH

Check it out What: “Something’s Afoot” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 2; special matinee 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors/students, $12 children and youths 17 and under Info: 530-666-9617; www.woodlandoperahouse.org “I’m sorry, the bridge is out. You’ll have to […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Dance Project set for February

The Davis Dance Project will be presented Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Produced by the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance company in its 29th season, this concert is a combination lecture/demonstration […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Some Folks make Village Homes debut

The new Davis-based band, Some Folks, is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers’ Circle, Monday, Jan. 27, in Davis. Some Folks plays acoustic folk rock with vocal harmonies backed by fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar and cajon (box drum). A mix of covers and originals, Some Folks’ songs are rooted in the Sacramento […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi to screen SF Opera’s ‘Samson and Delilah’

The Mondavi Center will present a high-definition screening of the San Francisco Opera’s 2007 production of “Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saëns on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in Jackson Hall. One of the most compelling biblical tales from the Old Testament comes to life in this sweeping epic of a hero who is […]

January 23, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Lone Survivor': Heartbreak ridge

“Lone Survivor” Four stars Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig Rating: R, for strong war violence and pervasive profanity Factual war saga depicts remarkable courage under fire By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Color me surprised: Peter Berg finally made another decent movie. The […]

January 10, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis High Baroque Ensemble holding festive fundraiser to support Italy trip

The Davis High School Baroque Ensemble has been invited to perform in Rome, Florence and Venice as participants in the 2014 American Celebration of Music in Italy concert series. The planned trip to Italy involves fundraising. And from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, the student musicians of the Baroque Ensemble are teaming up […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists begin landmark 25th season with all-Bach program

For 25 years, the American Bach Soloists have specialized in the music by their namesake, J.S. Bach. What better way to usher in their new season — and the next 25 years — than with an all-Bach program? Music director Jeffrey Thomas handpicked some of his favorite works by Bach for the opening concert of […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘A Royal Affair’ to be screened at I-House

“A Royal Affair,” a 2012 Danish/Swedish/Czech Republic film directed by Nikolai Arcel, will be screened Friday, Jan. 17, 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 […]

January 10, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,