Kemmerling tickles the ivories around Davis

Piano music connoisseurs will have several chances in June to hear Ken Kemmerling perform various styles around Davis. He will perform American songbook standard singalongs on Fridays, June 7 and 28, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. As part of The Deering Coretet — featuring jazz, Latin, Celtic and world music […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians jam in the Arboretum

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

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bear Attack to perform at Armadillo Music

Bear Attack, a Los Angeles-based indie-rock band, will give a free in-store acoustic performance from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. in downtown Davis. The band’s song “The Backpack Song” was featured in the season three finale of “Pretty Little Liars.”

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Updates breathe new life into ‘Les Misérables’

Check it out What: “Les Misérables” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $24-$91;, 916-557-1999 Rating: R for simulated sex, prostitutes There is an old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It was with that in mind that I […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

University Chorus concludes season with American favorites, plus a premiere

Details Who: University Chorus When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12 general, $6 students;, 530-754-2787 The University Chorus will wrap up this year’s season with a concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. And the theme will be American music […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ exhibit at Gallery 625

Artists from throughout Northern California will be showing their work at “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” a new exhibition opening Friday at Gallery 625 in Woodland. Reinforcing the “rock” part of the show’s theme, Truckee artist Karen Theisen will have her hollow rock sculptures on display, and Davis stone carver Frank Maurer will exhibit a stone carving […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Hangover, Part III': Out with a whimper

“The Hangover, Part III” 2.5 stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Epps Rating: R, for pervasive profanity and vulgar humor, some violence, a bit of drug content and some fleeting nudity Final entry in this ‘men behaving badly’ series is […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Hardwater plays at Picnic in the Park

Hardwater brings its melange of folk, rock, blues, along with North England and Celtic folk tunes to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. The band — John Swann, guitar and vocals; Phil Summers, guitar; Mark Morse, drums; and Brian LeVene, bass and vocals — mixes the occasional original tune with covers from […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD bands and Woodland Community Band team up for Mondavi concert

Check it out Who: UC Davis Concert Band, UC Davis Campus Band, Woodland Community Band When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12 general, $6 students;, 530-754-2787 The UC Davis Concert Band and the UC Davis Campus Band will be joined by the Woodland Community Band for […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mandala installed as part of YoloArts’ project

For six months, two artists have been collecting hundreds of pounds of agricultural material and hosting community art workshops in preparation for the creation of a large, community-created, semi-permanent public art piece in Yolo County. Artists Paula Wenzl Bellacera of West Sacramento and Taylor Gutermute of Sacramento have been busy assembling the final pieces of […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Special Village Homes Performance on Monday

OXALA will perform at a special edition of the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday. The Village Homes Performers’ Circle is a free event at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East,. Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m., with sign-up performances from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. and the featured act from 8:30 to 9 […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Market concert will benefit tornado victims

Selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” will be performed from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Davis Farmers Market as a benefit for victims of last week’s devastating tornado in Moore, Okla. Donations from listeners will be accepted with gratitude. Performers from the recent Davis Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Oklahoma!,” […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Goodnight Moon’ debuts Friday at Woodland Opera House

In the library of children’s bedtime books, “Goodnight Moon” has had remarkable staying power. The 1947 picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, about a young bunny who wishes goodnight to everything it sees in its great green room, is still used to lull little ones to sleep. The bedtime book will come alive on the […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Auditions set for ‘As You Like It’ in Winters

Auditions for the Winters Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “As You Like It” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13. The auditions will be in the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. and will consist of cold readings from the script. All roles are open. The performance […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,