‘Oliver’ to open at DMTC

The charming musical “Oliver” opens Friday, Nov. 8, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center stage, 607 Peña Drive. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, this Davis Musical Theatre Company production engages the audience with its pathos and drama, while delighting patrons with its outstanding musical numbers. “Food, Glorious Food,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Where is […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Traveling Eye’ to show at the International House

“The Traveling Eye” opens at International House in Davis on Friday, Nov. 8, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 7. The exhibition features the color photographs of Danni Downing and the luminous watercolors of Chris Kidd. “The Traveling Eye” examines the artists’ bold use of light and color in their respective media, to capture the feeling […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy Chicken & Dumpling at Wine’d Down Thursday

The acoustic blues duo Chicken & Dumpling will perform in the Barrel Room at Sundstrom Hill Winery for Wine’d Down Thursday this week. The winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch, will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday for music and wine. Chicken & Dumpling features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on the guitar […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center to screen Olivier’s 1948 ‘Hamlet’

The theme of this year’s Focus on Film series at the Mondavi Center is “Shakespeare, self-directed.” The series will begin Monday, Nov. 4, with a screening of Laurence Olivier’s black-and-white film adaptation of “Hamlet” from 1948, with Olivier starring in the title role, and directing as well. The project didn’t go down well with Shakespeare […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hersch plays four nights of studio jazz at Mondavi

Details Who: Jazz pianist Fred Hersch and his trio When: 8 p.m. Nov. 6-9 Where: Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Starting at $42 general, $19 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Jazz pianist Fred Hersch — a prolific artist whose albums have accrued a slew of award nominations and critical accolades in recent […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Harvest some of Rowland’s red-hot blues at local fundraiser

The Kyle Rowland Band returns to grace the stage of the 12th annual Blues Harvest on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. Fueling his red-hot blues will be riffs by special guest Barry “the Fish” Melton. The event is organized by Friends of Adult Day Health Care […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center SF Jazz High School All-Stars to perform free courtyard concert

Prior to Wednesday’s 8 p.m. performance by the SFJAZZ Collective inside the Mondavi Center, there will be a free 6:30 p.m. performance in the outdoor Corin Courtyard, adjacent to the box office, by the Mondavi Center SF Jazz High School All-Stars. The group features several of the Sacramento region’s most talented teenage jazz players. The […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

SFJAZZ Collective’s 10th anniversary tour visits Mondavi on Wednesday

That’s the ticket What: SFJAZZ Collective When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, with a 7 p.m. talk by Rob Tocalino, former associate director of marketing with SFJAZZ Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Starting at $25; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The SFJAZZ Collective will visit the Mondavi Center for a concert […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music featured at Fun Time Follies

Weekends can be quiet for senior citizens in Davis, so why not shake things up? All are welcome at the Fun Time Follies music event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive in Davis. The afternoon will feature musical talent of all ages and is free to […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

AnDa Union draws on music from tribes that Genghis Khan unified

The members of AnDa Union are young musicians who find inspiration in the old (and in some cases largely forgotten) songs that reflect the different traditions and languages of the people of Inner and Outer Mongolia. It’s a culture that, for many Californians, is still pretty exotic. They perform on indigenous instruments like the morin […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Piano/percussion quartet visits with intriguing instrumental works

The quartet known as Ensemble Yarn/Wire consists of two pianists and two percussionists — with kits that include, depending on the occasion, anything from gongs to metal pipes to marimbas — with the hammers inside the piano and the mallets used on the percussion instruments combining to create new and unusual sounds. Based in New […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Julie & the Jukes to play at Picnic in the Park

Julie & the Jukes bring their classic blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. This local band – which features Julia Simon, bass and vocals; Stan Powell, harmonica; Dan Callnon, drums; Charles Oriel, guitar and vocals — plays […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Street Play’ rolls into The Artery for November

Anne Miller’s “Street Play” — a collection of images that reflects her response to the urban landscape — will be on display Nov. 1-26 at The Artery, 207 G St. Rather than focusing on architecture or typical street scenes, Miller moves in close with her camera to capture intriguing details hidden in plain sight. Abstracting […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sacramento Ballet opens season with ‘Rite of Spring’

The Sacramento Ballet opens its season with three pieces featuring the groundbreaking music of Igor Stravinsky. “The Rite of Spring,” with choreography by Ron Cunningham, Sacramento Ballet’s co-artistic director, is set to Stravinsky’s 1913 score, which was so modern that it triggered a small riot in the theater at the Paris premiere, though the piece […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,