Lindley brings instrumental mastery, quirky humor to The Palms

As an accomplished and entertaining player of “all instruments stringed” in the world, David Lindley is a musical treasure. From the mundane (guitar) to the exotic (Middle Eastern and African acoustic instruments), Lindley seems to have mastered them all. He will highlight his array of instruments at 8 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Building yachts, brewing beer and bettering America

The great 12-meter yachts made famous by the America’s Cup races were not similar boats: They were the result of any compromise design that met the rules for the 12-meter class. That is, they were built to a formula based on such things as length of waterline, sail area and draft. Designers could vary the […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

14 Yolo County students to join state summer art scholars

YoloArts and the California State Summer School for the Arts Foundation have announced Yolo County’s California arts scholars for the 2013 summer session. The 14 students hail from Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland and will be studying creative writing, dance, music (instrument and vocal), visual arts, film and video, animation and theater. The scholars are […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Kenyan’s work on display at The Nest

The newest display for June at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course will feature the works of UC Davis graduate Susan Kenyan. A Second Saturday “Art at The Nest” reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Nest is at the Wild Wings Golf Course, just outside the residential gate. […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC presents ‘Cats’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking musical “Cats” at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays from June 21 to July 14 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Tickets are $18 general, $16 for students/seniors (55 and over) and $14 each for groups of 10 […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD student photos on display

The final student exhibition for “Photography: Bridging Art and Science,” a Science and Society Program class taught by Terry Nathan, opens Wednesday and continues through June 27 at the UC Davis Alumni and Visitors Center. The opening reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday. The public is welcome.

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Kemmerling tickles the ivories around Davis

Piano music connoisseurs will have several chances in June to hear Ken Kemmerling perform various styles around Davis. He will perform American songbook standard singalongs on Fridays, June 7 and 28, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. As part of The Deering Coretet — featuring jazz, Latin, Celtic and world music […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians jam in the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday 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, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bear Attack to perform at Armadillo Music

Bear Attack, a Los Angeles-based indie-rock band, will give a free in-store acoustic performance from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. in downtown Davis. The band’s song “The Backpack Song” was featured in the season three finale of “Pretty Little Liars.”

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Updates breathe new life into ‘Les Misérables’

Check it out What: “Les Misérables” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $24-$91; www.tickets.com, 916-557-1999 Rating: R for simulated sex, prostitutes There is an old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It was with that in mind that I […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

University Chorus concludes season with American favorites, plus a premiere

Details Who: University Chorus When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12 general, $6 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The University Chorus will wrap up this year’s season with a concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. And the theme will be American music […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ exhibit at Gallery 625

Artists from throughout Northern California will be showing their work at “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” a new exhibition opening Friday at Gallery 625 in Woodland. Reinforcing the “rock” part of the show’s theme, Truckee artist Karen Theisen will have her hollow rock sculptures on display, and Davis stone carver Frank Maurer will exhibit a stone carving […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Hangover, Part III': Out with a whimper

“The Hangover, Part III” 2.5 stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Epps Rating: R, for pervasive profanity and vulgar humor, some violence, a bit of drug content and some fleeting nudity Final entry in this ‘men behaving badly’ series is […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Hardwater plays at Picnic in the Park

Hardwater brings its melange of folk, rock, blues, along with North England and Celtic folk tunes to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. The band — John Swann, guitar and vocals; Phil Summers, guitar; Mark Morse, drums; and Brian LeVene, bass and vocals — mixes the occasional original tune with covers from […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,