Foghorn Stringband, Bonanza King bring old-time country and Western swing to The Palms

Foghorn Stringband — deemed the “finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe” by The Portland Mercury — will play their high-energy take on country and stringband music at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Bonanza King, a popular Winters-based Western swing and country band, will open […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Pride and Prejudice’ comes to life on STC mainstage

Check it out What: “Pride and Prejudice” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 23 Tickets: $31-$35 general, $26-$30 seniors, $12 students Info: www.tickets.com Published in 1813, Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” remains […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hey-Nows! perform at last Wine’d Down Thursday of the season

The last outdoor Wine’d Down Thursday for the season will feature a band new to the Sundstrom Hill Winery. The Hey-Nows! are an acoustic-electric band that merge a power pop attitude with an Americana sensibility to create engaging music for listeners of all ages. The band’s goal is to make the world a better place, […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians jam on Fridays at Wyatt Deck

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 11 and 25, at the Wyatt Deck, on Arboretum Drive next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeeze boxes (you name it) […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for spring’s ‘Cinderella Enchanted’

Director Mindy Manville is accepting enrollment for the 2014 Mini-Musical, “Cinderella Enchanted,” which will begin once-weekly rehearsals from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. Rehearsals will run once weekly and will culminate in a performance on Friday, April 18, on the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage. This musical will be […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Halloween costume rentals, silent auction set at UCD

The Enchanted Cellar Costume Rentals at UC Davis not only offers hundreds of Halloween rentals but also costume inventory items for sale. Its Decade Costume Sale presents more than 500 fine-crafted department of theater and dance costumes and accessories with average prices of $1 to $20. Additionally, customers can bid on 20 or more art […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Students’ photos on exhibit at Woodland Community College

Two photo exhibitions, “Multicultural Realities” and “Meso American Food Sovereignty,” are open through Dec. 13 in the Woodland Community College’s Multicultural Enrichment Center, Building 100. The campus is at 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The photographs represent concepts of multiculturalism and food colonization. “Multicultural […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Workshop helps artists promote their work

The Pence Gallery is holding a website design and online marketing workshop with Sacramento-based artist Diana Jahns from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27. Participants will learn the basics of Internet marketing and website design to help promote and sell their artwork. This two-day workshop costs $90 for Pence members and […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

McMurtry, Prophet to perform at The Palms

James McMurtry and Chuck Prophet will both play solo sets beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. McMurtry — a Texas native — uses his Americana style to chronicle the human condition and politics. San Francisco’s Prophet specializes in a blend of rock and Americana. The […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ruth Moody brings her tour to The Palms

Ruth Moody will play her mix of bluegrass and gospel at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Moody, the frontwoman for the Wailin’ Jennys, is touring with her latest solo release, “These Wilder Things.” She will be joined by Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas and Aoife O’Donovan. Tickets […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Get Sidetracked at Picnic in the Park

Sidetracked brings its eclectic mix of folk music to Picnic in the Park at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The Sacramento-based band — which features Ann Barre, bass and vocals; Mary Miles, vocals; Greg Roth, guitar, banjo, bouzouki and vocals; Pat Roth, autoharp and vocals; Steve Barre, […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Community Idol competition is Saturday, Oct. 12

The Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir is hosting Davis’ own Community Idol competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The local competition features talented vocalists vying for the title of Community Idol. Contestants will have the opportunity to showcase their talent and wow […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Gravity': Grim survival drama

“Gravity” Four stars Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Paul Sharma, Amy Warren, Ed Harris Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, disturbing images and fleeting profanity Impressively conceived film deftly exploits the dangers of space By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic On Jan. 11, 2007, the Chinese military destroyed one of its orbiting satellites with a ground-based […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Different Strokes artists present ‘Light & Shadow’ at Davis Art Center

By Allison Sertic The Davis Art Center will host works by Different Strokes, a group of seven artists who met in painting classes at the Art Center. The group exhibition, “Different Strokes: Light & Shadow,” will be on display in the Tsao Gallery, 1919 F St., from Friday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15. An […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,