Bob and Donna Wren will give a Christmas Day performance of Mozart and Christmas songs on the piano, violin, mandolin and harp at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. This free performance is open to the public.
A New Year’s Eve dance, featuring the Frank Oddo Band, starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. There will be refreshments and a balloon drop. This event is free and open to the public.
“One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses,” a new collection of short stories by Lucy Corin, is a celebration of the extraordinary and the commonplace. There will be a reading from the collection at Stories on Stage Davis beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Doors open at 7 […]
Tickets are available now for the 22nd annual Citizens Who Care benefit concerts, “The Broadway Song Book of 1977,” which will be at 7 p.m Saturday, Feb. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Capital Public Radio’s Stephen Peithman again narrates the show. The […]
The Christmas Jug Band — “the kings of 100 percent acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday high jinks” — will bring their offbeat holiday cheer to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. The band — which features Northern California musicians Paul Rogers (of Those Darn Accordions), Austin de Lone (Elvis […]
Two great Louisiana talents — Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson — join forces at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at The Palms Playhouse to explore the cross-currents of three Americana musical tributaries — Cajun, Creole and old-time Appalachian traditions. The Palms is at 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. Powell has expanded on the deeply […]
That’s the ticket Who: American Bach Soloists performing Handel’s “Messiah” When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $25-$54 general, $12.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Since the Mondavi Center’s opening in October 2002, a December performance of the famous G.F. Handel oratorio “Messiah” has been something of a […]
Organize a white elephant exchange? Limit gifts to home-made and/or consumable? Draw two names? Fill stockings? Every year at one of our November gatherings, we have a lively family discussion about holiday gift-giving. I’m especially pleased with this year’s decision: no gifts at all. Instead, we each concentrate on making a special dish for the Christmas […]
Check it out What: “Messiah” Part One by Davis High School choral groups and Baroque Ensemble When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21 Where: St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for students, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St. Three choral groups from Davis High — the Concert […]
Put some swing in your step with this year’s collection of holiday jazz By Derrick Bang Special to The Enterprise Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey and the Carpenters have their place during the holiday season, but if you really want to impress your mistletoe-smooching friends, dig into the Christmas jazz. Although jazz stars have recorded seasonal […]
Break of Reality, a cello rock band from New York, has created a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a music education tour around the country, which would include a stop in Davis. The band has partnered with 12 high schools to give free educational workshops and free public concerts in April and May in […]
Yolo Mambo — featuring the music stylings of Phil Summers, Catherine LeBlanc, Carla Campbell and Steve O’Neil — will be performing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. From noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, RootStock will feature a taste of the […]
Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes Bob Muzzy from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wine’d Down Thursday. Muzzy, a local art teacher, will sing some of his favorite jazz standards. He is influenced by great jazz musicians like Frank Sinatra, Mark Murphy, Tony Bennett and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Muzzy brings his own style and great enthusiasm to […]
“Out of the Furnace” Three stars Starring: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Zoe Saldana, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker Rating: R, for strong violence, profanity and drug content Strong cast acts up a storm in gloomy drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic I’ll be happy when Hollywood gets over its current fixation […]