‘The Mountaintop’ gives fictionalized glimpse into King’s last night

Check it out What: “The Mountaintop” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 21 Tickets: $22-$35 general Info: www.capstage.org The setting is Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The date is April 4, 1968. There is a storm raging outside. […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters to host wine, art in the park

Discover the wine, food and art of Yolo and Solano counties at the third annual Wine and Art in the Park on Saturday, May 11, at Rotary Park in downtown Winters. The Charlie Wade Blues Band will provide the music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-run wineries of Roots to Wine will be […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rigney & Flambeau spice up The Palms on Saturday

Tom Rigney & Flambeau will bring their Cajun-flavored and irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Fiery violinist/composer Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco music scene to form Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Rigney composes most of Fambeau’s songs, although the shows […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Legendary cowboy Ian Tyson plays at The Palms on Thursday

Ian Tyson, who has penned and performed compelling and beloved cowboy and folk songs for nearly six decades, will appear at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. Tyson, who learned how to play guitar while recuperating in a hospital after a bad fall in […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Depression: the Musical’ comes to Davis Community Church

Brian Wetzel’s life became absorbed by a prolonged experience of depression, so of course, he wrote a musical about it. He will present “Depression: the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. His musical comedy is an entertaining and educational journey through […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Peter Pan’ takes flight at the Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present the British musical “Peter Pan” beginning Friday, April 19, and running Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 12. The show is underwritten by Woodland Healthcare and Tony and Trish Marshall. Audience members will fly away to Never Land for a swashbuckling epic that delivers non-stop action, a fresh musical […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert will benefit grief support organization

The local classic rock band Crawford Perkes will perform at a “Night on the Town” benefit for yourloveisyourlife.org, a nonprofit organization serving people in the greater Yolo County region who have been affected by tragic loss of life by suicide, murder or accident. The band will perform hits from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s from 7 […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pioneer HS Choir teams with West Valley Chorus for a musical fundraiser

The Pioneer High School Choir will join again with the West Valley Chorus to stage a music show fundraiser at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Pioneer, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. This year’s theme is  “A Tribute to Great American Composers.” Proceeds will go to Pioneer High’s music and theater arts programs, which have been […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Feminist Film Festival celebrates art, activism and entertainment

The Davis Feminist Film Festival will bring a new selection of cutting-edge films linking art and social issues to the Veterans’ Memorial Theater on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12. This grassroots event will showcase narrative, documentary and experimental work and exposes audiences to perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. The films featured this […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hattie Craven, 12, debuts CD at The Palms

Hattie Craven, 12, may be one of the youngest performers to grace The Palms Playhouse stage, but she is already a seasoned performance veteran. Hattie will debut her newest album, “Eleven,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters. The recording — which features 11 songs recorded in her […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Neon Lite plays Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes back to the barrel room Neon Lite, a Davis band whose repertoire includes many familiar harmonies from the 1960s and ’70s — from the Eagles to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young — that listeners will remember and enjoy. Neon Lite will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the family-owned […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD’s Livon Ghermezi performs at I-House

UC Davis student, guitarist, singer/songwriter Livon Ghermezi is the featured performer at Sundays at I-House at 8 p.m. this Sunday at the International House, Davis at 10 College Park. Ghermezi has been performing in Davis for two years. Her vocal style is melodic and hearkens back to troubadour folk/rock. Currently a UCD undergrad student studying […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD MFA candidates heat up with ‘Hot Country’

Solo Explorations 2013 presents new individual pieces by graduating master of fine arts acting candidates Bobby August Jr., Maria Candelaria, Susan-Jane Harrison and Aaron Jessup in “Hot Country.” The artists are set against a stark landscape: a varied shifting terrain, the map of political events, transit across the seas. The four solo performers split identities: […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear talking dogs in Spanish on UCD stage

Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ tale of two talking dogs and on José Ortega’s theatrical adaptation, “El Coloquio de Los Perros” (“The Colloquy of the Dogs”) is produced by Grupo de Teatro La Poltrona and presented by the UC Davis Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance. Adrienne Martín, a professor in the UCD […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,