New exhibit at The Nest features local artists

The “Wild Thing at Wild Wings,” featuring the artwork of Gene McKinnon and local high school students who participated in Stroll through History, will be on display through December at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course, 18540 Wildwing Drive in Woodland. The show will feature the photographs by McKinnon and paintings by […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free movement and sound class set

A free introductory movement and sound class with simple vedic chanting, easy yoga postures and breathing will be led by Ann Rogers on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The class will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Register by email at [email protected] or call 530-231-5115.

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Pence Gallery to host exhibit of 3D pop-up books

Before 3D meant sitting in a movie theater with crazy glasses, there were 3D pop-up books. A private collection of 3D children’s books will be on display from Nov. 19 to Dec. 29 at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. A reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Pop-up books, with their […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

WOH spins a rich tale with ‘The Miser’

Check it out What: “The Miser” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 17, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Nov. 9 Tickets: $25 adults, $23 seniors, $12 children 17 and under; balcony seats are $15 general, $7 for 17 and under Info: Call […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Find local music and wine at RootStock

The Mike Justis Band will play and Route 3 Vineyards will debut its new wine, Detour, this weekend at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Singer/songwriter Justis will lead his band from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Based in Northern California, they have been playing folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS drama department set to revive ‘Pippin’

Check it out What: “Pippin” Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. When: 7 p.m. Nov. 8-9, 15-16; 2 p.m. Nov. 10 Tickets: $ 16 general, $12 seniors, $10 students Info: Visit The Davis High School drama department will present the recent Broadway revival musical, “Pippin,” this month in the Brunelle […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Ender’s Game': Well played

“Ender’s Game” Four stars Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Moises Arias Rating: PG-13, for violence and dramatic intensity Popular sci-fi novel makes a thoughtful, dazzling leap to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Celebrated sci-fi author Orson Scott Card was 26 when his first […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Stellamara comes to Village Homes

Stellamara, a collection of musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds, will play at 7 p.m. Sunday at Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Rooted in Turkish, Arabic, Balkan, Medieval European and Persian musical traditions, Stellamara carries a deep devotion to the music of these cultures and transmits it with timeless expression. At Stellamara’s […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’ comes to life at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” The Emmy Award-winning 1970s “Schoolhouse Rock” series sparked the minds of its young Saturday morning television viewers through its clever, tuneful songs and cartoons that taught three-minute lessons in history, grammar, math and more. Now a musical theater adaptation of that series is […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Soprano Anush Avetisyan returns to Mondavi for recital

Anush Avetisyan, a soprano who picked up first-place honors in the vocal portion of the 2012 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition, returns to Davis on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Born in Armenia and educated in California — including undergraduate degrees in music education and opera performance at UCLA — she […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Historic marionette troupe from Austria visits Mondavi Center

Check it out What: Salzburg Marionette Theatre When: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $44 general, $22 children, $20 UC Davis students;, 530-754-2787 The Salzburg Marionette Theatre — founded a century ago in Austria, and […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Post-apocalyptic ‘Macbeth’ follows a dark path

Check it out What: “Macbeth” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St. Sacramento When: Through Nov. 24; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $22-$36 Info: Visit or call 916-995-5464 Double, double, toil and trouble… Something wicked this way comes. Just in time for the season, Capital Stage has opened a powerful […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Orner comes to Stories on Stage Davis

Author Peter Orner will appear at Stories on Stage Davis for a reading from his new collection, “Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Doors open at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. Orner has included 52 narratives, many only a few […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The other coast makes wine, too?

A young man (we’ll call him Rick) appeared in my University of Maryland office to ask if I’d direct his senior thesis — a series of short stories he had been writing for several months. Since he’d never been in one of my classes, I asked to see his portfolio and then set up a […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,