The Pence Gallery to host exhibit of 3D pop-up books

Before 3D meant sitting in a movie theater with crazy glasses, there were 3D pop-up books. A private collection of 3D children’s books will be on display from Nov. 19 to Dec. 29 at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. A reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Pop-up books, with their […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

WOH spins a rich tale with ‘The Miser’

Check it out What: “The Miser” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 17, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Nov. 9 Tickets: $25 adults, $23 seniors, $12 children 17 and under; balcony seats are $15 general, $7 for 17 and under Info: Call […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Find local music and wine at RootStock

The Mike Justis Band will play and Route 3 Vineyards will debut its new wine, Detour, this weekend at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Singer/songwriter Justis will lead his band from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Based in Northern California, they have been playing folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS drama department set to revive ‘Pippin’

Check it out What: “Pippin” Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. When: 7 p.m. Nov. 8-9, 15-16; 2 p.m. Nov. 10 Tickets: $ 16 general, $12 seniors, $10 students Info: Visit The Davis High School drama department will present the recent Broadway revival musical, “Pippin,” this month in the Brunelle […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Ender’s Game': Well played

“Ender’s Game” Four stars Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Moises Arias Rating: PG-13, for violence and dramatic intensity Popular sci-fi novel makes a thoughtful, dazzling leap to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Celebrated sci-fi author Orson Scott Card was 26 when his first […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Stellamara comes to Village Homes

Stellamara, a collection of musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds, will play at 7 p.m. Sunday at Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Rooted in Turkish, Arabic, Balkan, Medieval European and Persian musical traditions, Stellamara carries a deep devotion to the music of these cultures and transmits it with timeless expression. At Stellamara’s […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’ comes to life at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” The Emmy Award-winning 1970s “Schoolhouse Rock” series sparked the minds of its young Saturday morning television viewers through its clever, tuneful songs and cartoons that taught three-minute lessons in history, grammar, math and more. Now a musical theater adaptation of that series is […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Soprano Anush Avetisyan returns to Mondavi for recital

Anush Avetisyan, a soprano who picked up first-place honors in the vocal portion of the 2012 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition, returns to Davis on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Born in Armenia and educated in California — including undergraduate degrees in music education and opera performance at UCLA — she […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Historic marionette troupe from Austria visits Mondavi Center

Check it out What: Salzburg Marionette Theatre When: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $44 general, $22 children, $20 UC Davis students;, 530-754-2787 The Salzburg Marionette Theatre — founded a century ago in Austria, and […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Post-apocalyptic ‘Macbeth’ follows a dark path

Check it out What: “Macbeth” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St. Sacramento When: Through Nov. 24; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $22-$36 Info: Visit or call 916-995-5464 Double, double, toil and trouble… Something wicked this way comes. Just in time for the season, Capital Stage has opened a powerful […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Orner comes to Stories on Stage Davis

Author Peter Orner will appear at Stories on Stage Davis for a reading from his new collection, “Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Doors open at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. Orner has included 52 narratives, many only a few […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The other coast makes wine, too?

A young man (we’ll call him Rick) appeared in my University of Maryland office to ask if I’d direct his senior thesis — a series of short stories he had been writing for several months. Since he’d never been in one of my classes, I asked to see his portfolio and then set up a […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski kicks off 29th season with ‘The Illusion of Control’

The 29th season of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre opens at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, with the premiere of “The Illusion of Control.” Choreographed to recorded text and a wide range of music — including works by Ingrid Michaelson, Tears for Fears, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin, Radical Face and Steed Lord — the piece […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate music, art and oils at RootStock

RootStock will offer a free performance featuring a collaborating group of musicians known as The Flatlander Sound Crew from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. This selected group of singers, songwriters and musicians travel and perform together throughout Yolo County. The FSC was formed to showcase local musicians and their talent. Many of the […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,