RootStock to host Bonanza King

RootStock is hosting an open-mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, followed by a free performance by Bonanza King from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Bonanza King is an eclectic country swing band fronted by singer Kari King. They play a wide variety of country-related […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

OXALA to perform at Village Homes

OXALA, a recently formed trio of Davis musicians who enjoy Portuguese music, will perform from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 27, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle. The group will play an impressionistic rendition of what they consider Portuguese musical poetry, the genre popularly known as Fado. The selection will include classics popularized by […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Legendary lyricists

Barry “The Fish” Melton of Country Joe and The Fish joined Canned Heat during Saturday’s free Whole Earth Festival on the UC Davis Quad. The celebrated band from Woodstock rocked for nearly two hours, including two encores. Whole Earth co-chair Brett Lemke was responsible for procuring Canned Heat, whose song “Going Up the Country” topped […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to perform Sunday

The Davis Children’s Chorale, a premiere chorus of area singers ages 8-15, will present its spring concert “All For Love” at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. The chorale is under the direction of Janie Knudsen along with director emeritus Rachel Kessler. They will be accompanied by Ashley Barmore, […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vedic chanting workshop offered

“Movement and Sound” is an introduction to Vedic chanting from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The workshop will feature gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting. No experience is necessary. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lara Downes, Davis High orchestra team up for family treat by Dr. Seuss

Details What: Family concert featuring “Gertrude McFuzz,” performed by pianist Lara Downes and the Davis High School Symphony Orchestra When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis Tickets: $15-$35 general, $7.50-$17.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Mondavi Center audiences enjoyed last year’s family concert by pianist Lara Downes and others, […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vocal Art Ensemble marks fifth anniversary with ‘Godai’

Check it out What: “Godai,” presented by the Vocal Art Ensemble When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road; and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Davis United Methodist Church, […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Aggie Arts interns bring composer/performer Hauschka to Mondavi

The artist known as Hauschka — who performs what is dubbed “post-classical music” on a prepared piano, with various objects inserted in the strings to create unusual effects — will perform at the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. The performance is organized by the Aggie Arts interns, a group […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Early Music Ensemble to present works by Tallis, Monteverdi

The UC Davis Early Music Ensemble will present the famous Thomas Tallis motet “Spem in alium,” and a period instrument performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda,” in addition to several other short works, in a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Martin’s Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. William David […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD Film Festival rolls out red carpet

Check it out What: 13th annual UC Davis Film Festival Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, May 22-23 Tickets: $7 each night; $10 two-night pass available at Varsity starting May 15 Info: theatredance.ucdavis.edu/season/prod_details.aspx?p=54 or www.facebook.com/UCDavisFilmFestival The 13th annual UC Davis Film Festival continues to grow in many directions. This year’s submissions include an abundance […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC hosts auditions for ‘Spamalot’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Auditions will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 23-24. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. The show is directed by Steve Isaacson. All auditions and performances are at DMTC’s Performing Arts Center, 607 […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Drama students present ‘Stories Under the Big Top’

Harper Junior High School’s seventh- and eighth-grade drama class will present “Stories Under the Big Top” on Friday, May 17. Performances will be at 9:30 a.m. for elementary students, 11:15 a.m. for Harper seventh-graders, 1:30 p.m. for elementary students and 7 p.m. for the community. Written by Lorraine Thompson, “Stories Under the Big Top” is […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Great Gatsby': Not mere hyperbole

“The Great Gatsby” Four stars Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, Amitabh Bachchan, Jack Thompson Rating: PG-13, for sexual candor, violence and brief profanity Opulent adaptation of the classic novel is a breathtaking experience By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Teachers have been aggravated for generations, […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Undulations play Picnic in the Park

The Undulations bring their post-modern swing and Dixieland music to Picnic in the Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Undulations — Tami Talle, percussion; Ziggy Wells, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Terry Underwood, guitar; and Zelda Zaire, upright bass and vocals — have been together for more than 20 years and have performed regionally with annual […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,