Winters celebrates Spanish roots and wines

Winters will host Tempfest, a celebration of locally grown and produced Tempranillo wines, with special tastings and live music this weekend. One of the first commercial wineries east of Sonoma in the Sacramento Valley was a winery started by John Wolfskill in the Winters area in the 1840s. Some of the first post-prohibition commercial plantings […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: A glass or the bottle: That is the question

In a recent column, New York Times writer Sarah Lyall described her “re-entry” experience. A foreign correspondent in England for many years, she suffered a surprising amount of cultural dissonance when she returned to the United States, even though she had made many short trips home over the years. Particularly interesting — and amusing — […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Country legends Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell visit Mondavi on Sept. 30

That’s the ticket Who: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell When: 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $96 general, $39.50 students;, 530-754-2787 Forty years into their careers, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have never stopped looking ahead. At 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, the duo propels […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enroll now for Children’s Tree-Lighting Choir

The Davis Children’s Tree-Lighting Choir is now accepting enrollment in preparation to sing at the city of Davis downtown tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. This will be the 15th year for the choir to sing at this fun community event, which also features the Davis High School Madrigals and Jazz Choir. Director […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alkali Flats to play free outdoor show

The Alkali Flats — a Sacramento-area band known for their cowboy hats and their feisty mix of hillbilly/honkytonk music — will give a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Corin Courtyard at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The courtyard is the patio area adjacent to the box office. The Fusion […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society of Sacramento comes to Davis

The opening Chamber Music Society of Sacramento concert, featuring a variety of “Songs of the Earth,” is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Sacramento State’s Capistrano Hall. The second concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. September’s concerts feature the Ariel Quartet, playing Beethoven’s […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to hold auditions for ‘Oliver’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Lionel Bart’s classic musical “Oliver!” Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and Monday, Sept. 16, with callbacks on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Jean Henderson Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis. The show will be directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson. Bring a prepared […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo County art scholars to be recognized

Fourteen high school students from Yolo County will be recognized at a special reception Friday in Woodland. These students from Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento spent four weeks in the  intensive pre-college program known as California State Summer School for the Arts in Valencia. The students attended the California Institute of the Arts, an accredited […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Davis’ Community Idol

Are you someone with undiscovered amazing vocal talent? Are you craving your 15 minutes of fame in the spotlight? If so, consider entering as a contestant in Davis’ Community Idol competition! At 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, a local singing superstar will be crowned on the Brunelle Performance Hall stage at Davis High School. DHS’ […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winery celebrates its ties with schools

School has started but there are still students in need of school supplies. Sundstrom Hill Winery is collecting school supplies at its First Saturday event, Sept. 7. Drop off any school supplies between 1 and 5 p.m. and receive a 10 percent discount off a purchase of any bottle of wine. All teachers and school […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local helps exhibit blossom at Alcatraz

Former Davis resident Catherine Watters — daughter of longtime residents Jim and Janine Stevens — is a co-founder of the Alcatraz Florilegium, an exhibition of botanical drawings and paintings documenting the plants of the Gardens of Alcatraz, which opened this month. The exhibition, a project of Northern California Society of Botanical Artists in collaboration with […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local soprano to give recital at San Francisco Conservatory

Soprano Rebecca Plack, a longtime resident of Davis, will give a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Plack’s recital is titled “I’ll Change Your Tune: One-Upsmanship in 19th Century Song,” and will feature works by composers Hugo Wolf, Claude Debussy and Robert Schumann, who in several instances wrote their […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Les Miserables’ comes to Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s classic musical “Les Misérables” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. The show is underwritten by the Woodland Opera House Guild. Originally adapted from Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, “Les Misérables” is the epic story that recounts […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,