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; 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; 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 ,

Davis duo plays at The Palms, celebrating release of new album

Award-winning Americana/folk duo Misner & Smith — Davis residents Sam Misner and Megan Smith — will play a special CD release show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Misner & Smith have been winning over fans with top-notch songwriting, musicianship and extraordinary vocal harmonies for years. They […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Wealth of Nations on Friday

Wealth of Nations — featuring David Hafter and Chris Stabenfeldt — will play music from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, on the patio of Little Prague, 330 G St. The concert will move indoors in the event of rain.

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Warren Hood Band brings Americana roots to The Palms

Texas fiddler, songwriter and singer Warren Hood and his five-piece band will play Western swing, country and Americana at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $15. Palms audiences first encountered Hood’s blazing and soulful fiddling when he was a member of Bay Area-based acoustic favorites […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Comedy duo plays at City Hall Tavern

The comedy duo 2030 — which features Davis High School graduate Brent Pella — will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the City Hall Tavern in downtown Davis for UC Davis College Night. The tavern is at 226 F St.

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘A Christmas Story’ comes to Winters

The Winters Theatre Company will present Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story,” a comedy adapted by Philip Grecian, from Nov. 23 through Dec. 8. Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s Midwest follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. All the elements […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,