Classical guitarist featured at winery

Classical guitarist and vocalist Elizabeth Busch will be at Sundstrom Hill Winery this week for Wine’d Down Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Busch, who has performed professionally since 1999, has a classical music background and loves both Celtic vocal music and acoustic, folk-inspired music. She performs throughout the Sacramento area and also offers guitar […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Evil Dead': Utterly lifeless

“Evil Dead” Two stars Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore Rating: R, for profanity, strong bloody violence and relentless gore Pointless remake offers little beyond gore and insipid characters By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Teaser posters for “Evil Dead” insist that it’s “the most terrifying film you will […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Blues Express rolls into Picnic at the Park

Guitar Mac & His Blues Express — Guitar Mac, guitar and vocals; Sal Derenzi, guitar; Mark Horner, bass; and Joe Martinico, drums — bring the Delta-style blues of B.B. King and Muddy Waters to Picnic in the Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Farmers Market runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guitar Mac hails from […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free music at Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair

The Red Barn Roots Band — which plays 1960s rock — will perform at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The concert is free. For more information, visit www.squaretomatoescrafts.com.

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

STC production of ‘Master Harold’ is a can’t-miss

Check it out What: “Master Harold … and the Boys” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through May 5 Tickets: $15-$38 general Info: visit www.sactheatre.org or call 916-443-6722 Sacramento Theatre Company’s new production […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Mountaintop’ gives fictionalized glimpse into King’s last night

Check it out What: “The Mountaintop” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 21 Tickets: $22-$35 general Info: www.capstage.org The setting is Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The date is April 4, 1968. There is a storm raging outside. […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters to host wine, art in the park

Discover the wine, food and art of Yolo and Solano counties at the third annual Wine and Art in the Park on Saturday, May 11, at Rotary Park in downtown Winters. The Charlie Wade Blues Band will provide the music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-run wineries of Roots to Wine will be […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rigney & Flambeau spice up The Palms on Saturday

Tom Rigney & Flambeau will bring their Cajun-flavored and irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Fiery violinist/composer Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco music scene to form Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Rigney composes most of Fambeau’s songs, although the shows […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Legendary cowboy Ian Tyson plays at The Palms on Thursday

Ian Tyson, who has penned and performed compelling and beloved cowboy and folk songs for nearly six decades, will appear at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. Tyson, who learned how to play guitar while recuperating in a hospital after a bad fall in […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Depression: the Musical’ comes to Davis Community Church

Brian Wetzel’s life became absorbed by a prolonged experience of depression, so of course, he wrote a musical about it. He will present “Depression: the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. His musical comedy is an entertaining and educational journey through […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Peter Pan’ takes flight at the Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present the British musical “Peter Pan” beginning Friday, April 19, and running Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 12. The show is underwritten by Woodland Healthcare and Tony and Trish Marshall. Audience members will fly away to Never Land for a swashbuckling epic that delivers non-stop action, a fresh musical […]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert will benefit grief support organization

The local classic rock band Crawford Perkes will perform at a “Night on the Town” benefit for yourloveisyourlife.org, a nonprofit organization serving people in the greater Yolo County region who have been affected by tragic loss of life by suicide, murder or accident. The band will perform hits from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s from 7 […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pioneer HS Choir teams with West Valley Chorus for a musical fundraiser

The Pioneer High School Choir will join again with the West Valley Chorus to stage a music show fundraiser at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Pioneer, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. This year’s theme is  “A Tribute to Great American Composers.” Proceeds will go to Pioneer High’s music and theater arts programs, which have been […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Feminist Film Festival celebrates art, activism and entertainment

The Davis Feminist Film Festival will bring a new selection of cutting-edge films linking art and social issues to the Veterans’ Memorial Theater on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12. This grassroots event will showcase narrative, documentary and experimental work and exposes audiences to perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. The films featured this […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,