Yolo Mambo to play free show in Mondavi’s Corin Courtyard

Yolo Mambo, the popular local foursome, will give a free outdoor performance at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the Corin Courtyard on the north side of the Mondavi Center, prior to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 8 p.m. performance. The transglobal rhythms of Yolo Mambo draw on musical currents from  Brazil, Cuba, […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Oklahoma’ will sweep audiences away

That’s the ticket What: “Oklahoma!” Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through May 12 Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors and students (Plus $2 facility fee) Info: Call 530-756-3682, visit www.dmtc.org A big “Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-d-ee-ay!” to Davis Musical Theater Company for its energetic opening weekend […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Justis comes to Wine’d Down

Singer, songwriter Mike Justis brings his brand of folk, blues and Americana music from 5 to 7 p.m. to Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery. He will be joined by a Sundstrom Hill favorite, bassist Steve “The Great” O’Neill. Together, they have a dedicated following in the barrel room and have often played to […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate spring at Sundays at I-House

The second season of Sundays at I-House, a unique on-going fundraiser benefitting International House Davis, 10 College Park, concludes its Celebration of Spring offering with more cross-cultural open-mic performances of music and spoken word beginning at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. The evening’s featured performer is local musician Jackie Carroll, who kicks things off at 8 p.m. […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mumbo Gumbo rocks Youth Day at The Palms

Northern California favorite Mumbo Gumbo will bring its big, joyful sound to The Palms in Winters at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, for a Youth Day dance party. Tickets are $20. Mumbo Gumbo is fronted by first-rate singer/songwriters Chris Webster and Tracy Walton. Moving back and forth between Webster’s sly, sometimes melancholy explorations of romance […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis flutist features in Sacramento concert

Davis resident Sue Sheya will be the featured performer for the Music at Noon Concert Series in Sacramento at noon May 1  at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. in Sacramento. Since 2002, audiences have entered Westminster’s beautiful Byzantine-Romanesque sanctuary every week for free music. This long-running concert series is generally booked more than […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme brings out ‘The Big Guns’

Acme Theatre Company presents as part of its 33rd anniversary season “The Big Guns: Or, Whose Little Lily Is She?” by Andrew J. Fenady and Duke Fenady. This show is a salute to the golden age of radio and the widely popular radio shows of the 1930s and ’40s. With songs and smoking six-shooters, “The […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Gallery 1855 hosts an exhibit beyond ordinary

“Beyond the Ordinary,” an exhibition of the photographic works of Huntington Witherill, will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout  May. There is a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Gallery 1855 is in the Davis Cemetery District Office,  820 Pole Line Road. For more […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Peter Pan’ is a treat for the whole family

Check it out What: “Peter Pan” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday through May 12; 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors, $12 students; $15 general balcony, $7 children balcony Info: 530-666-9617 If you have children — or grandchildren — looking for […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock offers free music on Friday

Deux K 30 and blues duo Keith Jordan and Kevin Radley will play a complimentary concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Jordan and Radley have been musical collaborators for 30 years. Their music draws on the influences deeply rooted in the rich American musical landscape of blues, country, […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Americana comes to Picnic in the Park

Catfish & the Crawdaddies bring their unique blend of Americana and roots music to Picnic in the Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday during the Davis Farmers Market. The band — which features Jeff Minnieweather, drums; Dale Lyberger, bass and vocals; Ray “Catfish” Copeland, guitar and vocals; Marilyn Woods, vocals and percussion; and Jim Monroe, piano […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baroque ensembles combine for program featuring Bach, Vivaldi, Handel

Think of Sunday’s 3 p.m. concert by the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble and the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble as a friendly doubleheader in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. The UC Davis ensemble — which has long been led by faculty members Michael Sand and Phebe Craig — trained Angelo Moreno in early music […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Oblivion': A sleek, provocative ride

“Oblivion” Four stars Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell Rating: PG-13, for action violence, sensuality and brief profanity Director/co-scripter Joseph Kosinski’s “Oblivion” hearkens back to 1970s sci-fi thrillers that involved lone heroes struggling against horrific situations that weren’t quite what they seemed, at first blush. Kosinski […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,