Arts fundraiser is slated for Friday

The Yolo County Arts Council’s annual art education fundraiser is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at T.S. Glide Ranch, 36355 Russell Blvd. This year’s event, themed “Artistic Sensations,” features buffet dinner, local wines, silent auction, live music and entertainment. Local artist Alejandro Rubio will be recognized and his work exhibited at Artistic Sensations. A […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill

This week’s Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the acoustic trio from Red Union Blue: songs by Chris Lee, vocals by Trena Thompson and guitar by Rich Desideri. They and other Red Union Blue band members have a large local following at clubs and venues throughout the greater Sacramento area. The band’s […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Author to present his book about Arneson

The Nelson Gallery will host art historian and professor Jonathan Fineberg in a celebration of his new book on the late Robert Arneson, renowned artist, sculptor and ceramicist who taught art at UC Davis for four decades. Fineberg will give a lecture and sign books at 4 p.m. Thursday. Fineberg’s new book, “A Troublesome Subject,” […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Iron Man 3′: Ol’ Shell-head triumphs again

“Iron Man 3″ Four stars Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, Jon Favreau Rating: PG-13, for intense sci-fi action and violence, and mild sensuality The action-oriented franchise delivers another crowd-pleaser By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Most people eventually develop […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Westminster Concert Bell Choir will visit Davis May 21

The Westminster Concert Bell Choir, conducted by Kathleen Ebling Shaw, will perform at Davis United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. The program features original compositions and arrangements of familiar works for handbells, including a transcription of J.S. Bach’s Fugue In G Minor, Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, and the traditional Irish […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘A Little Princess’ falls just short of rich promise

Check it out What: World premiere of “A Little Princess” When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 19 Where: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Main Stage, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38, with discounts for students, seniors and groups; www.sactheatre.org; 916-443-6722 SACRAMENTO […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Shana Morrison sings the blues (and more) at The Palms

Vocal powerhouse and songwriting talent Shana Morrison and her band Caledonia will return to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday for another great evening of R&B, pop, rock, blues and more. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $20. Morrison sings a smart brand of pop music that includes a broad range of influences such as […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music at Monticello at month long

Music complements the food at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., throughout the month of May. * Wednesdays feature an acoustic open mic, hosted by Jan Peters, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m., or call the restaurant at 530-792-8066. * Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., hear Bob Wren on octave […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bair hosts dance auditions Sunday

The Linda Bair Dance Company will hold open auditions at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The company is looking for dancers of any age, size and gender for the 2013-14 season. The audition will consist of class, improvisation and choreography. Dancers with solid technique, a deep sense of their […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: When the bottle’s not what you expected

I recently overheard a fellow diner inform her server that she just didn’t like the wine she ordered. A moment of silence followed. The bottle had been opened. A glass — or maybe two — had been poured. Servers like to please their customers. Small restaurants have small to nonexistent profit margins. I dragged my […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy art, music, wine at RootStock

Rootstock will host the regional plein air artists event Friday beginning at dusk. Local artists will gather out in front of RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, when the sun goes down to paint. Inside, guests will listen to music by The Phantoms from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bruce Brewer on drums, Dwight Howard […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Film examines 20th century icons

“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” a 2009 French, Japanese and Swiss film directed by Jan Kounen, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

GATE: Let’s change the name

By Chuck Rairdan Among the themes that have been abundantly clear in the ongoing debate about GATE is that the name itself invites plenty of scorn and ridicule. This is an unfortunate side-effect of a legacy that is distracting us from critical issues affecting our public education system. The current program name is rooted in […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sundstrom Hill Winery scores a ‘Knockout’

Sundstrom Hill Winery will play host to The Knockouts from 1 to 5 p.m. at the First Saturday event, May 4. The Knockouts trio perform throughout Northern California, playing an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and country tunes while creating their own unique sound. Arlyn Anderson is a professional guitarist based in Sacramento specializing in […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,