‘The Magic Fish’ brings fairy tale to life

Check it out What: “The Magic Fish,” When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $30 general, $15 children; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Pianist Lara Downes — whose family concerts have been featured at the Mondavi Center for years — will team up with several other artists […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to present ‘Christmas in the Americas’

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner, will present a concert titled “Christmas in the Americas” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The audience will be treated to celebratory selection of Spanish and English Christmas songs from North and South […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists release new album featuring soprano Wilson

The American Bach Soloists are releasing a new album — “Handel: Laudate pueri Dominum” — featuring  American coloratura soprano Mary Wilson, in a program of bravura works by George Frideric Handel. The album features three challenging works for soprano and chamber ensemble that place extraordinary demands of virtuosity and expressiveness on soloist and orchestra alike. […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society to perform Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons,’ plus works by Bach

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento continues its tradition of programming popular Baroque works in December, with 7:30 p.m. concerts on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Davis and Sunday, Dec. 8, in Sacramento. Featured will be music by J.S. Bach (a violin sonata and a trio sonata) and Antonio Vivaldi (the endlessly popular “Four Seasons,” in […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See ‘True Colors’ at YoloArts’ Gallery 625

The December show “True Colors — Celebrating Unity through Art and Culture” is a multicultural exhibit of art expressing “who we are” as a community of many different cultures and beliefs. The group exhibition includes the paintings, prints and multi-media work of artists Margaryta Chaplinska, Jose Di Gregorio, Teresa Mihalko Harbert, Jeremy Peconom and Melanie […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local musicians set to play at Wunderbar

Carrying on the tradition of playing the day after Thanksgiving, local musicians will take to the G Street Wunderbar stage on back-to-back nights this weekend. On Friday, Nov. 29, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Murderland, the Bombpops, Neutralboy! and Ryan Davidson will perform. Murderland features Davis High graduates Patrick Solem (Class of 1998) and […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Solid performances bring ‘Spring Awakening’ to life at UCD

Check it out What: “Spring Awakening” Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7 Tickets: $18-$22 general, $16-$20 students and seniors Info: Call 530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787, or visit tickets.mondaviarts.org Rating: R for adult material including violence, sexuality, nudity and language “Spring Awakening,” the Tony Award-winning rock musical directed by Granada-in-Resident Artist […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The many joys (and wines) of procrastination

Maybe you’ve left your Thanksgiving and wine purchases to the very last minute. Or the wine you really wanted from the last column has sold out. Or, now that the tree lots are dotting the landscape, you want to start right in on filling your cellar with December holiday wines. If so, I (and my […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music rings out through the holidays at Monticello

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., will be closed through Tuesday, Dec. 3, but will reopen with a full slate of music until the end of the year. Timothy Nutter hosts the Wednesday night acoustic open mic from 8:30 to 11 p.m., except for Dec. 25. Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. feature Bob Wren […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Musicians come Home for the Holidays early this year

That’s the ticket What: Home for the Holidays benefit concert for Davis School Arts Foundation When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children, available at Watermelon Music and Armadillo Music Info: 530-758-2455, billyfairfield.com There’s no place like home for the holidays. Gather the family […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mumbo Gumbo returns to The Palms for post-Thanksgiving dance party

NorCal favorites Mumbo Gumbo will bring their big, joyful sound to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, for their annual post-Thanksgiving dance party at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Mumbo Gumbo is fronted by singer/songwriters Chris Webster and Tracy Walton. Moving back and forth between Webster’s sly, sometimes wistful, sometimes funny explorations of […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Community is invited to fill up holiday art tree

Art-is-Davis invites the community to help fill the holiday tree with original artwork made on the spot, at 222 D St. in downtown Davis. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15, individuals may stop in the center and design, paint or collage a 4-by-4-inch canvas. Art-is-Davis supplies all materials needed, but […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Keeping up with the Joneses: Three generations dancing in Davis ‘Nutcracker’

Check it out What: “The Nutcracker” ballet Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. When: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 Tickets: $15, available the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., or at the door Info: Call 530-756-4100 By Shari Walter Friday at […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock holds own version of Black Friday

RootStock invites shoppers to wind down on Black Friday with a performance by Chicken & Dumpling from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Chicken & Dumpling is an acoustic blues duo featuring Charles Oriel (guitar) and Julia Simon (bass). Chicken & Dumpling plays the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,