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 ,

Cash Tribute Band plays The Palms

Fans of Johnny Cash’s music and of classic country music in general are in for a treat when James Garner and his band bring Cash’s music to vibrant life at an 8 p.m. show Saturday, July 13, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. Those who are fans of the […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Community Band performs at the gazebo in Winters

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series kicks off with a free outdoor performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, by the Woodland Community Band at the Rotary Park Gazebo, on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center in Winters. Always a favorite, the Woodland Community Band […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tree-O plays at RootStock

Tree-O, a jazz-flavored acoustic string trio, will give a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at RootStock, 22 Main St. Tree-O — which includes George Haver, guitar; Rick Palkovic, mandolin and dobro; and Jamie Knapp, upright bass — gives a modern interpretation to Americana string band instrumentation: three voices supported by […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Shakespeare meets country music in Winters

The Winters Shakespeare Workshop has put its own spin on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The workshop will present its banjo-picking, knee-slapping comedy of mistaken identity, exile, magic and true love, set in Nashville in the 1970s, at 8 p.m. July 19-20 in Winters City Park, 318 First St. The production is directed by Russell […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Earnest’ makes for a charming comedy

Check it out What: “The Importance of Being Earnest” Where: Wyatt Deck, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and July 19, 21 Tickets: $10 general, $8 students/seniors Info: commonhouseproductions.com A summer evening on the Wyatt Deck, overlooking Putah Creek on the UC Davis campus, turns out to be a lovely setting for Oscar […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Musical church service planned Sunday

Mount Shasta keyboardist harmonica and tabla player Anton Mizerak and singer Laura Berryhill will present a musical church service of Celtic songs, transformational healing music and chants from around the world on Sunday beginning at noon at the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis. The center meets at 1715 Anderson Road. Meditation is from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Over Forte at Picnic in Park

Over Forté brings its traditional jazz, Dixieland, pop, blues and swing music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. Formed in 1996, the band — Gerry Peppers, tenor saxophone; Brandon McClintock, clarinet; Cleve Barker, piano and keyboard; Mary Kroeger-Childers, banjo; Dewey Berry, tuba; Jay Surdell, piano and keyboard; Jared Blum, trumpet; Raphael […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Evertree plays Wine’d Down Thursday

Evertree, an alternative folk rock duo based in Northern California, will play from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, for Wine’d Down Thursday. The duo features Lori Hawk, a singer-songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist, and Sam Hawk, a singer-songwriter, 12-string guitarist and bassist. They play a blend of originals […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,