Village Homes performers are Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb — Matthew Harral and Mark Pollock — is the featured act Monday, Aug. 26, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle. Harral is a local musician and artist who dabbles in a bit of everything from blacksmithing to leatherwork. He has been involved in the local music scene in various capacities since […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

WOH to hold auditions for ‘Annie, Junior’

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for the Theatre for Families production of “Annie, Junior.” Auditions will be held at the WOH dance studio, 415 Fourth St., at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Roles are available for actors ages 7 to 18. All roles are available. Actors should […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Community Band will play at the Yolo County Fair

The Woodland Community Band returns to the Yolo County Fair for a 6 p.m. performance on Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the West Stage in Rotary Park. The fair is free admission. The concert is a mixture of movie themes, Broadway show tunes and rousing marches. Movie themes and medleys include “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Seventy-Six […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bluegrass bands roll into The Palms

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, a fast-rising bluegrass band based in Virginia, will appear at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., in Winters.  Northern California’s Mountain Laurel Duet will open the show. Tickets are $20. Solivan is a mandolinist and talented vocalist making big waves nationally these days, and […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rhythm Riders return to Woodland Opera House

Johnny and Dee Price and the Rhythm Riders bring their tribute to Johnny Cash back to Yolo County with a 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Woodland Opera House. The Rhythm Riders are dedicated to preserving the original Cash sound. Johnny Price’s vocal and physical resemblance to Johnny Cash has impressed audiences from […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Ambitions’ on display at Craft Center

The UC Davis Craft Center, part of Campus Recreation and Unions, is hosting Monica Riche’s “Ambitions,” a show-and-tell exhibit, through Wednesday, Aug. 28. This exhibit highlights finished, failed and works in progress in a multimedia showcase. There will be an artist’s reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The Craft Center Gallery, in the […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Photo exhibit at Gallery 1855

The works of Jean Ross and Henry Zwartz will be on display Sept. 2 to 30 at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. “Everyday India and Burma” is an exhibition of framed photographic works. The public is invited to a free open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free concert set Saturday at E Street Plaza

David Hafter and Friends — Chris Stabenfeldt and Eric Stitt — will perform a free concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. The band performs folk rock and original sounds.

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist’s work on exhibit at Sculpture SLAM

Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon has a ceramic work included in The California Sculpture SLAM at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. This second biennial exhibition features 38 pieces selected by juror Coleen Sterritt from 303 works, by artists from Mount Shasta to Long Beach. Sculptures in the exhibition have been […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rockabilly comes to Picnic in the Park

Jenny Lynn and Her Real Gone Daddies — Matt Dudman, guitar and vocals; Bart Van Der Zeeuw, snare drum; Jenny Lynn Williams, guitar and lead vocals; and Mark Eagleton, doghouse bass — will play their rockabilly music at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. This four-piece, Northern California band breathes life into classic […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Blue Jasmine': Superb study in self-delusion

“Blue Jasmine” 4.5 stars Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, mature thematic material and brief profanity Cate Blanchett owns this searing indictment of heartless American aristocrats By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic From the first scene, we can’t […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Mondavi announces ‘Just Added’ concerts

The Mondavi Center has announced five “Just Added” concerts, which are additions to the 2013-14 season. The new events — which will take place in December, February and April — will feature artists who have drawn big crowds at Mondavi in the past: Pink Martini, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chieftains and Diana Krall.

Hailing from Portland, and featuring about a dozen musicians, Pink Martini is a multicultural musical adventure. The “little orchestra” was formed in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale and soon developed an international following.

With its multilingual repertoire and flair with retro material …

‘The King and I’ hits all the right notes

Check it out What: “The King and I” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $30-$74 Info: Call 916-557-1999, visit There is a sumptuous feast for all the senses currently gracing the Music Circus stage. One of Rodgers […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is double the entertainment

In the know What: “Romeo and Juliet” Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. When: All-female cast: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; traditional cast: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $12 in advance or $14 at the door for adults, $10 in advance or $12 at […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,