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 ,

Natsoulas plays host to state ceramic event

The California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art — the largest professional art function in the region — will be hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts on Friday through Sunday, April 26-28. The exhibit will open Wednesday and run through May 25. In its 25th year, this event continues to bring […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Camp Shakespeare

Camp Shakespeare is accepting registration for its third summer of theater games, acting workshops and a camp production of “As You Like It.” This year, a session just for teenagers has been added. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the UC Davis Arboretum. Options for early drop-off and […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bus package available for San Francisco concerts

Classical music fans in Davis and Woodland can travel to The City now without worrying about traffic and parking. Subscriptions are now available for a series of four Thursday matinee performances of the San Francisco Symphony in 2013-14. A bus for subscribers will leave Davis at 9 a.m with stops at Union Square and Davies […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See ‘The Foreigner’ in Arboretum

A free Picnic Day performance of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The zany play is rife with deception and revelations that shine a light on what people are willing to divulge when they think no one is listening. The show, presented by […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pull up ‘a place in the sun’ with Pablo Cruise

Check it out Who: Pablo Cruise headlining “Groovin’ in the Grove,” a family-friendly benefit for SADVC and Soroptimist International of Woodland When: Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, with Beam at noon, Grooveline at 2 p.m. and Pablo Cruise at 4 p.m. Where: Nelson’s Grove, 15285 County Road 99E, Woodland Tickets: $25, available at This Sunday, find […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,