Thursday Live! to feature Latin flavor

Thursday Live! heads south of the border at 7:30 p.m. March 7 with an evening of music from Latin America featuring Zapato Viejo. Thursday Live! is a continuing series of concerts on the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. All shows are free and open to all […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Urinetown’ is like real life, but funnier

Check it out What: “Urinetown” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through March 17 Where: DMTC Theater, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors and students Info: [email protected] It is highly unlikely that when the Davis Musical Theatre Company was choosing its spring show for 2013, there was any reason to […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local jazz drummer Jeff Minnieweather steps into spotlight

Davis resident Jeff Minnieweather is one of the artists featured in a new jazz series at Lakeside Room at Sacramento’s Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane. The veteran sideman, well-known in Sacramento jazz circles for his stellar musicianship and groove-oriented style, is stepping back into a bandleader role with a new band, Jeff Minnieweather […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis flutist highlighted at concert

The Sacramento Symphonic Winds, featuring Davis resident Maquette Kuper on the flute, will present “Musician’s Choice!” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Ave., in Sacramento. Les Lehr will conduct the 60-piece band through Carmen Fantasy by Georges Bizet — which highlights Kuper — and other selections including […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art show featured as part of Lunada

Everyone is invited to a Lunada, an evening of song, art and storytelling celebrating women as part of Women’s History Month. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the atrium of the County Administration Building, 625 Court St., Woodland. The Esparto Teen Art Club’s women’s history art piece will make […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC sets auditions for young performers’ ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre announced auditions for its upcoming production of “Charlotte’s Web.” Helen Spangler will direct this musical version of E.B. White’s childhood favorite that tells the story of the blossoming friendship between Wilbur, Fern’s little pig, and Charlotte, the nurturing spider. There are a wide range of roles available for […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats bring award-winning blues to The Palms

Sacramento-based Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will bring their harmonica- and guitar-driven blues to The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20. Singer/harmonica player/songwriter Estrin ranks among the top harp players in the blues world. His work on the reeds is at once deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sundays at I-House celebrates first year

The second season of Sundays @ I-House, an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, continues with its first anniversary celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at I-House, 10 College Park. Sundays at I-House offer cross-cultural performances of music and spoken word. The anniversary event will feature open-mic performers, in 30-minute segments, with […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DiMicele to give acoustic performance

Alice DeMicele will give a free acoustic performance at noon Sunday, March 10, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1715 Anderson Road. DiMicele has been playing her blend of Americana, groove folk and acoustic soul across the United States for more than 23 years. Her music celebrates the natural world and the people in it. She is […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Artery plays host to mugging

“Mugs & Mugs” by Rebecca Bresnick Holmes and Shannon Marie Moore is an intriguing take on the mug, featuring more than 100 thrown mugs and a collection of graphite drawings inspired by vintage mug shots. Their show will be on display at The Artery’s gallery, 207 G St., from March 8 through April 2. Moore […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Indian music spotlighted at I-House

The Nada Brahma Music Ensemble will perform an evening of raga and tala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The group’s focus is to discover the common roots of Hindustani and Karnatak music and perform common ragas found in both traditions. All of their music is 95 […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘A Separation’ to be screened by International Film Series

“A Separation,” a 2011 Irani film directed by Asghar Farhadi, 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. There is no […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pianist Lara Downes, Build member Matt McBane to host online chat

The Mondavi Center for will host an online Google+ Hangout with pianist Lara Downes and Matt McBane of the indie-classical band Build at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. The Hangout will be an intimate conversation between Downes and McBane and online participants regarding the upcoming collaboration “Moving in Place,” which will premiere at the Mondavi […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

‘Snitch': An engaging surprise

“Snitch” 3.5 stars Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rafi Gavron, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Benjamin Bratt Rating: PG-13, for violence and drug content Dwayne Johnson adds dramatic heft to this ruthless cautionary tale By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Despite what’s suggested by the publicity art, “Snitch” is […]