‘Star Trek Into Darkness': Still voyaging boldly

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Four stars Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller Rating: PG-13, for intense sci-fi action and violence Beloved sci-fi franchise uncorks another slick, fast-paced adventure By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director J.J. Abrams’ audacious 2009 re-boot […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ola Podrida to play at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Ola Podrida will perform at 10 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. The Austin-based band, led by soundtracker David Wingo, is touring in support of its new album “Ghosts Go Blind,” which was just released. This is Ola Podrida’s first tour in three years. Tickets are $5. […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fast-rising tenor Michael Fabiano will sing at Mondavi on May 23

Just the ticket Who: Tenor Michael Fabiano in recital with pianist John Churchwell When: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787   Tenor Michael Fabiano — fresh off a pair of much-praised appearances with the San Francisco Symphony earlier this month, […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD ensemble presents ‘As You Like It’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s fourth annual summer production ventures into the forest of Arden for one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies, “As You Like It,” to be presented at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Inspired by Appalachian culture and music, the ensemble packs laughs, romance and live mountain music into this adventurous […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Contra dancing at DAC on Friday

The Davis Athletic Club is hosting a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday. Free beginners’ lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 1809 Picasso Ave., followed by the dance at 8 p.m. Mavis McGaugh is the caller, and the music is provided by The Angell Brothers (Barry and Thomas). A $10 donation for adults, $8 […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The juicy jollity of a birthday windfall

My April birthday brought me a $100 check from my mother with a note: Enjoy a glass of wine for me. I don’t think she meant me to spend the whole $100 on a single glass, but I couldn’t resist the easy opportunity (and after all I’m just doing what my mother tells me, right?) […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

National Piano Guild awards certificates to Davis pianists

The National Guild of Piano Teachers awarded certificates to 172 piano students — ages 5 to 60 and older — from 13 piano studios in Davis, during a live audition at Music Stream Center. The Piano Guild, a nonprofit organization founded in 1929 by Dr. Irl Allison, is a division of the American College of […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art fundraiser helps DHS program

The Davis High photography exhibit/sale will have its opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, on the third floor of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Black-and-white film 8-by-10-inch images, framed and unframed, from students’ final portfolios will be for sale. These museum-quality prints will range from $10 to […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Radin’s photos on display at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of the photographic works of Michael Radin will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout June. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The show features works from three series: “Stretching My Perspective,” a study of motion parallax around trees; “Flash Exposure,” a study of bombs bursting in air; […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Former UCD professor’s art work on display at Gallery 1075

Matt Connors, a former UC Davis professor of pediatrics, will exhibit his watercolor and mixed-media works, “The Path Through Northern California,” at Gallery 1075 in West Sacramento through June 3. Connors creates a network of familiar Northern California landscapes. The gallery, at 1075 West Capitol Ave., is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vinyl and Music Fair returns June 2

The Armadillo Music and KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl and Music Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The free public event features vinyl, CDs, music memorabilia and more. Tables are on sale now for $35 each. For more information, call Armadillo Music at […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Culture Co-op to host art exhibit

The “Let Our Voices Be Heard” project and book, sponsored by the Davis-based Culture Co-op, is an effort to spread ideals of expressive freedom and social tolerance. The exhibit will be celebrated at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Created during the past […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale hosts Sunday Vespers

The Davis Chorale, under the direction of Alison Skinner and accompanied on the piano by Ellen Deffner, will perform an Interfaith Vespers Service of choral music and congregational hymns, celebrating sacred music of different styles from various countries in different languages. Vespers is at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme present free weekend performances

Acme Theatre Company presents “Bullshot Crummond” in a free Memorial Day weekend run outside the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The production — by Ron House, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman and Derek Cunningham — centers around Captain Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond, a dashing British officer and a man with “a nose for intrigue.” He […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,