Holiday season gets its musical wings with STC’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Check it out What: “It’s a Wonderful Life: the Musical” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: Through Dec. 22, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 7 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $37 general, $32 seniors and $17 students Info: Call 916-443-6722 or 888-4STC-TIX Unless […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Blind Boys of Alabama return to Mondavi with gospel standards, holiday tunes

That’s the ticket Who: Blind Boys of Alabama When: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $49 general, $24.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 After roughly 70 years as a vocal ensemble — including five Grammy Awards during the past 14 years — the Blind Boys of […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Experience dance improv at UCD

The Institute for Exploration in Theater, Dance and Performance at UC Davis will present “Finding as Making/Singing No Songs” — an improvised piece for voice and electronics — at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in Lab A of Wright Hall. This anti-monumental and ambient work, composed by performance studies […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holiday puppet show at Covell Gardens

Christopher Oates’ Musical Marionettes will perform their holiday show at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. Oates is a professional puppeteer. His specialty is handcrafting and performing with musically talented marionette puppets. This is a family show for all generations and is free and open to the public. Refreshments […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Brewing a better future in Africa?

I saw a headline the other day that proclaimed “blood beer.” Although craft brewers are adding all sorts of materials to beers, these days, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and bits of trees and odd minerals among other things, I have not heard of any brewers adding blood to beers. The headline therefore intrigued me. Turns […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Christmas concert set at DCC

Davis Community Church will present an Advent and Christmas Concert, featuring the Chancel, Chamber and Bell Choir and the Worship Band, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the sanctuary, Fourth and C streets. Choirs will sing and ring carols from many lands, including a medieval carol, a “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” by Mozart, “What […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Three concerts set for Covell Gardens

There will be three free holiday concerts at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. The Davis High School Jazz Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. At 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, the Davis Community Chorale will perform. The Davis Children’s Chorale will sing at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. All performances are free and […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holiday event at Natsoulas Gallery

The John Natsoulas Gallery will host a Christmas party and special holiday event from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Live music, spirits and hors d’oeuvres will be available as visitors meander through through the works of Michelle Gregor, Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Rodney Artiles and Nathan Ring. The artists also will be there to answer […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company and Storybook Theater present the seasonal favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” based on the prime-time animated TV special by Charles M. Schulz. The show is directed by Jeni Price and features the following local performers: Hugo Figueroa-Rojo (Charlie Brown), William Chan (Linus), Tomas Eredia (Pig Pen), James Cubbage (Schroeder), Jonathan […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sacramento Choral Society to sing ‘Home for the Holidays’ program

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra — joined by the Sacramento Children’s Chorus — will present their now-traditional “Home for the Holidays” concert at Sacramento’s historic Memorial Auditorium, 15th and J streets. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The program includes barbershop-style vocal entertainment in the lobby, a candlelight procession as […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to give free concert on Sunday

The Davis Children’s Chorale, led by Tania Mannion, will present a free concert titled “On With The Snow” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis. “Our young singers will be performing holiday favorites, in addition to songs related to wintertime and snow,” said Mannion. Included will be […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The California Honeydrops to play at The Palms

The California Honeydrops will show off their eclectic style at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of blues, gospel, second line-style New Orleans jazz and early R&B. Since their formation four years ago […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock to host holiday weekend

This weekend will be jam-packed with events celebrating the holiday season at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. On Friday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Deux “K” 30 will be performing during the Sweet Treats Holiday Blues Stroll. Berryessa Gap also will participate, featuring the Charlie Wade Blues Band. On Saturday, there is a […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See local artist’s work in multiple galleries

Local ceramic sculptor Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s has a pop-up solo exhibit of ceramic “Inflatables” at the former Cup & Saucer at 610 Main St. in Woodland. An artist’s reception will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, as part of the First Friday downtown Woodland Art Walk. The work will be shown by […]

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