Sounds of Shakespeare at Village Homes

A Midsummer Night in Nashville is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, July 22, in Davis. The musical ensemble is from the 2013 Winters Shakespeare Workshop production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set in Nashville in 1972. The music includes country hits from Tammy Wynette and George Jones, psychedelic folk […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery hosts Figure Drawing Group

Experienced and novice artists are welcome to join the Pence Gallery’s Figure Drawing Group, which meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to draw from a live, nude model. This is not a class, and no instruction is provided. Participants work at their own pace and comfort […]

June 05, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hucklebucks in Picnic in the Park

The Hucklebucks — Robert Sidwell, guitar; Doug Crumpacker, guitar and vocals; Ty Smith, drums; and Dale Lyberger, bass and vocals — bring their blend of blues with influences of New Orleans, Chicago and West Coast blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, July 17. Music starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by Davis Food […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Youth Flute Choir to perform at Davis Art Center

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, will present its 30th annual Summer Flute Camp Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Atrium of the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The choir performs both classical and jazz music, the latter under the direction of Fredrick Lange. The concert […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center now taking applications for SFJAZZ All-Star program

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts announces the third year of its Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Program. The program, which was recently recommended for a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant, is accepting applications through Aug. 30 at www.mondaviarts.org/jazzallstars. The High School All-Stars program provides advanced training for serious […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Best of Seven set at Gallery 1855

The Best of Seven — a group of Yolo County photographers including Anne Miller, Rob Floerke, Tim Messick, Rick York, Dave Robertson, Dennis McCoy and Joe Finkleman — will have an exhibit at Gallery 1855 through August. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. It is open from 9 […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Keith Little brings his big sound to The Palms

Nationally acclaimed bluegrass and country musician Keith Little and The LittleBand — featuring Michael Wicher, Josh Tharp, Luke Abbott and Steve Swan — will bring a roots-based mix of bluegrass, country, gospel and acoustic blues to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Friday, July 12. Tickets are $20. A leading name in California bluegrass circles, […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist makes songbirds and raptors come to life

Details What: 43rd annual Pacific Flyway Decoy Association’s Classic Wildlife Art Festival When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Where: Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way in Sacramento Tickets: $5 general; children under 12 are free Davis resident and retired UC Santa Cruz professor Lynda Goff has found a unique pastime: decorative bird […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up soon for ‘Cinderella’ production

Looking for Prince Charming? Want to be Prince Charming? Or an evil spirit, a mean stepsister, a fairy? July 20 is the last day to sign up for a magical end-of-summer adventure with the Davis Youth Theater, which will produce “Cinderella.” Every participant, ages 8-16, is guaranteed a significant speaking role. The class meets from […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Finding highs among the local lows (in alcohol content)

For our most recent runaway-from-home excursion, we rented a cottage in Guerneville for a couple of nights. A lovely place, reached by many steps, it was tree-house living at its most sophisticated. The owners clearly cared about furnishing it simply but beautifully — with lots of wood and original art and luxurious bed linens. On […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

One Sharp Mind at The Graduate

One Sharp Mind, a reggae rock band, will perform from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at The Graduate in the University Mall. There is no cover charge for this all-ages concert. The band also will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Berryessa Brewing Co., 27280 Highway 128 in […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Meet local artists at The Nest

Art work by Phyllis DeHaven and Alice Micheltorena will be featured at an artist’s Second Saturday reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Nest at the Wild Wings Golf Club, 8540 Wildwing Drive in Woodland. DeHaven has been taking pictures since she was 10 years old. “Most of my photographs used in this […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme has a few twists for ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Acme Theatre Company opens its 33rd season with “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. The familiar story takes place on the streets of Verona, Italy, as the Montagues and Capulets struggle for power in the government, the board room and the marketplace. Acme Theatre Company’s production is set in a contemporary, black-and-white world and will […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters company presents ‘As You Like It’

Winters Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” as its summer Shakespeare in the Park production at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 9-17, at the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. In an effort to be family-friendly, the Winters Theatre Company will admit children under 12 years of […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,