Wolk puts Yolo art on display

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has announced that her Capitol office is hosting artwork inspired by the farmlands of Yolo County through Dec. 10. The artwork is the product of a YoloArts’ program that brings artists, farmers and community members together to raise awareness of the importance of preserving working landscapes, promoting sustainable agriculture and […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy a Cold Shot in the park

Cold Shot brings its eclectic mix of pop, R&B and rock ‘n roll to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Cold Shot — Tim “T-Bone” Wilbur, drums; Richard Urbino, bass, support instruments and vocals; and René Martucci, guitar and vocals — is a Picnic in the Park favorite whose music includes iconic covers […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk music jam session planned at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Wyatt Deck, on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Musicians can pull out their fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Children’s Hospital to host free concert

The UC Davis Children’s Hospital will host a free concert featuring the band Mumbo Gumbo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 45th and X streets in Sacramento. The staff of the trauma and injury-prevention program will hand out free bike helmets for kids. Games, crafts and bounce houses are also planned, […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Spectacular Now': Dangerous liaison

“The Spectacular Now” 3.5 stars Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh Rating: R, for profanity, alcohol abuse and some sensuality, all involving teens Perceptive teen novel makes an absorbing leap to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic At first blush, 18-year-old Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) seems […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The agitation of bad prose calmed by a glass or two of good pinot

About two weeks into the semester, my lit students got their first essay assignment. By way of footnote, I confessed to a few irritants that would adversely affect how generously I’d be able to read their efforts. If, for example, the first three words were “in today’s society,” I’d too carefully scrutinize the entire piece […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hosking, One Button Suit kick off Thursday Live!

Rita Hosking and One Button Suit, two local country-folk bands, will kick off the 2013-14 Thursday Live! season with a 7:30 p.m. concert Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Free concerts are planned on the first Thursday of each month at the hall. Hosking’s style of country-folk has been […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Craven, McClain concerts will be filmed for PBS show

Local music fans have a chance to be on television if they’re in the audience for a concert by Joe Craven and Antsy McClain on Thursday, Sept. 5, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. The nationally syndicated PBS television program will be part of the series “Sierra Concert Stages.” The show will be recorded on two nights […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz it up with Tree-O at Davis winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery’s Wine’d Down Thursday will feature Tree-O, a jazz-flavored acoustic string trio from Davis. Tree-O gives a modern interpretation to Americana string band instrumentation: three voices supported by guitar, mandolin, dobro and bass, always marked by the band’s signature tight arranging, well-crafted vocal harmony and driving accompaniment. Band members George Haver, guitar; Rick […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DAC hosts fundraiser and concert

The Davis Art Center and the Vita Academy of Sacramento are inviting local artists to participate in a Link Up silent auction fundraising event to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Davis Art Center, followed by an 8 p.m. concert. The theme for the silent auction will be “Mirror Mirror on the Wall.” One-of-a-kind […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski’s Dance Theatre set for its 29th season

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre announces its 29th season, beginning with a premiere of “The Illusion of Control” on Sunday, Nov. 10, with two more performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. The company will follow with its production of the “Davis Dance Project 2014: Life & The Meaning of Dance,” on Friday and […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘On the Air’ highlights Bob Hope and other radio stars

The historic Woodland Opera House will present “On the Air,” a tribute to Bob Hope and Radio Stars of the 1940s, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. The production is staged as a 1940s NBC radio broadcast complete with an on-stage staff announcer reading vintage commercial copy of the period, presenting recorded jingles of the […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Palms serves up Red Meat on Saturday

The Bay Area-based band Red Meat mixes rockabilly, country, Western swing, gospel-style harmonies and warmly irreverent fun into its own infectious blend of honky-tonk twang. Red Meat returns for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $15. Red Meat bears the stamp of the […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Time Bandits set to rock Winters

The Time Bandits take over the main stage from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Earthquake Street Festival in Winters on Friday, Aug. 23. The festival runs from 5 to 11 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Winters. Ballet folklorico and roping performance by Los Charros Los Caporales, start the festivities at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. […]

August 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,