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; www.mondaviarts.org, 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 www.capstage.org 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 ,

Trokanski kicks off 29th season with ‘The Illusion of Control’

The 29th season of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre opens at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, with the premiere of “The Illusion of Control.” Choreographed to recorded text and a wide range of music — including works by Ingrid Michaelson, Tears for Fears, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin, Radical Face and Steed Lord — the piece […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate music, art and oils at RootStock

RootStock will offer a free performance featuring a collaborating group of musicians known as The Flatlander Sound Crew from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. This selected group of singers, songwriters and musicians travel and perform together throughout Yolo County. The FSC was formed to showcase local musicians and their talent. Many of the […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear BaNK4 at Sundstrom Hill Winery

BaNK4 — an acoustic band playing classic rock and R&B tunes from Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, the Beatles, Tom Petty and The Band — will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sundstrom Hill Winery in Davis. Molecular biologists Randy Berka, Aubrey Jones and Glenn Nedwin are from the Amplified DNA Band […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear jazz all day at Central Park

The New Harmony Jazz Band will debut between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is free. Following New Harmony from 1:30 to 4 p.m., playing jazz standards, will be Ken Kemmerling & Friends, with clarinetist Ephraim George. The […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wealth of Nations plays at Little Prague

Wealth of Nations — David Hafter, Chris Stabenfeldt, Dave Walters, Eric Stitt and Mark Morse — performs from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Little Prague, 330 G St. The band will play originals, indie-folk and other favorite covers on the outside patio, weather permitting.

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music heats up November

As the weather cools, the music heats up in November at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Wednesday feature acoustic open mic from 8:30 to 11 p.m., hosted by Timothy Nutter. Bob Wren (violin, octave mandolin) will play world music, klezmer, jazz and more from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Ken Kemmerling will play […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Senior Center to screen ‘Wild Strawberries’

A free screening of Ingmar Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries” is planned for 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Davis Senior Center. 646, A St. Following the film, Sacramento State professor Maria Jaoudi, of the department of humanities and religious studies, will lead a question-and-answer session on the film.

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DHS features a year jam-packed with performing arts

When it comes to performing arts, there is something for everyone at Davis High School. DHS features three orchestral symphonies: Chamber Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra; three bands: Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band; four choirs: Advanced Treble Choir, Madrigal Singers, Concert Choir and Jazz choir; and a drama club. This school year, […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Finnish film screened on Friday

“The Man Without a Past,” a 2002 Finnish film directed by Aki Kaurismäki, 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 at 8 p.m. […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,