Sign up now for spring’s ‘Cinderella Enchanted’

Director Mindy Manville is accepting enrollment for the 2014 Mini-Musical, “Cinderella Enchanted,” which will begin once-weekly rehearsals from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. Rehearsals will run once weekly and will culminate in a performance on Friday, April 18, on the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage. This musical will be […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Halloween costume rentals, silent auction set at UCD

The Enchanted Cellar Costume Rentals at UC Davis not only offers hundreds of Halloween rentals but also costume inventory items for sale. Its Decade Costume Sale presents more than 500 fine-crafted department of theater and dance costumes and accessories with average prices of $1 to $20. Additionally, customers can bid on 20 or more art […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Students’ photos on exhibit at Woodland Community College

Two photo exhibitions, “Multicultural Realities” and “Meso American Food Sovereignty,” are open through Dec. 13 in the Woodland Community College’s Multicultural Enrichment Center, Building 100. The campus is at 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The photographs represent concepts of multiculturalism and food colonization. “Multicultural […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Workshop helps artists promote their work

The Pence Gallery is holding a website design and online marketing workshop with Sacramento-based artist Diana Jahns from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27. Participants will learn the basics of Internet marketing and website design to help promote and sell their artwork. This two-day workshop costs $90 for Pence members and […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

McMurtry, Prophet to perform at The Palms

James McMurtry and Chuck Prophet will both play solo sets beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. McMurtry — a Texas native — uses his Americana style to chronicle the human condition and politics. San Francisco’s Prophet specializes in a blend of rock and Americana. The […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ruth Moody brings her tour to The Palms

Ruth Moody will play her mix of bluegrass and gospel at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Moody, the frontwoman for the Wailin’ Jennys, is touring with her latest solo release, “These Wilder Things.” She will be joined by Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas and Aoife O’Donovan. Tickets […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Get Sidetracked at Picnic in the Park

Sidetracked brings its eclectic mix of folk music to Picnic in the Park at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The Sacramento-based band — which features Ann Barre, bass and vocals; Mary Miles, vocals; Greg Roth, guitar, banjo, bouzouki and vocals; Pat Roth, autoharp and vocals; Steve Barre, […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Community Idol competition is Saturday, Oct. 12

The Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir is hosting Davis’ own Community Idol competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The local competition features talented vocalists vying for the title of Community Idol. Contestants will have the opportunity to showcase their talent and wow […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Gravity': Grim survival drama

“Gravity” Four stars Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Paul Sharma, Amy Warren, Ed Harris Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, disturbing images and fleeting profanity Impressively conceived film deftly exploits the dangers of space By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic On Jan. 11, 2007, the Chinese military destroyed one of its orbiting satellites with a ground-based […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Different Strokes artists present ‘Light & Shadow’ at Davis Art Center

By Allison Sertic The Davis Art Center will host works by Different Strokes, a group of seven artists who met in painting classes at the Art Center. The group exhibition, “Different Strokes: Light & Shadow,” will be on display in the Tsao Gallery, 1919 F St., from Friday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15. An […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society to present Crumb’s electrified “Voice of the Whale” alongside more traditional works

In the know What: Sacramento Chamber Music Society When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students and children; www.cmssacto.org or 916-443-2908 The Sacramento Chamber Music Society will present American composer George Crumb’s trailblazing 1971 trio “Voice of the Whale” — for electric flute, electric cello […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baldini to conduct Camellia Symphony Orchestra’s season opener on Saturday

Check it out What: Camellia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 (pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.) Where: Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento Tickets: $30 general, $28 seniors, $15 students, $8 children 8 and younger; www.camelliasymphony.org or 916-929-6655 Conductor Christian Baldini — familiar locally as […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Tunes for Trees’ benefit concert is Saturday

The Woodland Tree Foundation is hosting “Tunes for Trees,” a benefit concert, on Saturday, Oct. 5. The event will take place at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, and feature live music by Red Rose Ranch band as well as a barbecue by the Kiwanis Club and a silent auction. Proceeds will […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Live music and art highlight Jazz and Beat Festival

The Davis Jazz and Beat Festival is filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz. Hosted by the Cultural Action Committee, this is an opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances, see a collection of Beat art, and meet first-hand with the world-renowned poets, jazz musicians and painters of […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,