WOH auditioning for murder-mystery spoof

Auditions will be held for the murder-mystery spoof “Something’s Afoot” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 27-28, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland. WOH is seeking a company of inventive and fearless actors-singers with strong comedic abilities. Roles are available for six men and four women. Set in England in […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free music in plaza on Saturday

Wealth of Nations will play a combination of originals and favorite covers from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, on the E Street Plaza. The plaza is in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis.

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Road Crew sets up at Picnic in the Park

Road Crew bring their eclectic mix of oldies, rock, Blues, country, Calypso, Cajun and Tex-Mex music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The band includes Wendy Silk, keyboards, accordion and vocals; Ron Goldberg, guitar, mandolin, ukelele and vocals; […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Community Idol highlights diverse and talented performers

Friends, family and supportive students made up an encouraging and interactive audience Saturday evening for 10 contestants — many who were graduates of Davis High School — who were vying for the title of Davis Community Idol. The contenders were Leslie Cooper, Tim Mascarinas, Julia Hills, Jillian Kimsey, Steve Harvey, Annie Slabach, Don Deem, Katy […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sacramento Valley Chorus presents ‘A New York State of Mind’ on Saturday

Local audiences are invited to come and experience the lights, glamor and excitement of New York City with the award-winning, 90-member Sacramento Valley Chorus. Inspired by their whirlwind trip to New York City in May, and a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Carnegie Hall, the Sacramento Valley Chorus presents “A New York State of Mind.” The chorus […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series to screen ‘Sarah’s Key’

“Sarah’s Key,” a 2010 French film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, 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 […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mnozil Brass to bring precise playing and puckish humor to Mondavi

That’s the ticket Who: Mnozil Brass When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Starting at $25; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The seven guys who form Mnozil Brass — a free-spirited Viennese  ensemble that will perform at the Mondavi Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. — originally […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Momix returns to Mondavi for encore performances of ‘Botanica’

The dance company known as Momix — known for their multimedia shows combining modern choreography, colorful costumes, theatrical lighting and music to create intricate visual illusions and stylish tableaux — will return to the Mondavi Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. Featured will be a program […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Teen talent competition set

Davis residents are invited to participate in the Sacramento Valley Teen Talent Competition, which offers rewards including recording deals, scholarships and prizes. Three levels of competition are offered as part of the six-month program. Students in Davis, West Sacramento and North Sacramento are invited to participate in live auditions from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Captain Phillips': Take-charge thriller

“Captain Phillips” 4.5 stars Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chermus, Catherine Keener, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, violence and substance abuse Strong acting and suspenseful script highlight high-seas drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Some stories are so astonishing, they could only […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Going postal with mail-art

Bits of art sent through the U.S. Postal Service make up a new exhibit at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis. Titled “Going Postal Mail-Art,” the exhibit is curated by Madeleine Kenefick and Deatra Cohen. Cohen, a Davis librarian, and Kenefick have discovered mail-art allows them to integrate art-making into their everyday lives. They got […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Actor’s training workshop to be held at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House is now registering students for an actor’s training workshop, Oral Interpretation for the Actor, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11 through Feb. 8. Rodger McDonald will instruct the classes — open to teens and adults — at the theater, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. For those […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Funk, dancehall party set at N Street Cohousing

Local funk sensation Big Sticky Mess and Ital Souls — featuring Sky-I — are set to play a house show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at N Street Music Cohousing Common House, 716 N St. There is a $10 suggested donation. Refreshment sales will benefit the Uganda Children’s Scholarship Fund. This pairing was first […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Travis Brass band to play at WOH

Travis Brass — the multi-talented brass group of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West — will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in Woodland. From a standard march or traditional brass composition to jazz, ragtime and the popular music of […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,