Folk musicians will 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 […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lonesome River Band to play at The Palms

The multi-award winning Lonesome River Band will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. The group is celebrating its 30th anniversary. They started the party at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention and Awards Show, where the band took home […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Sponsorships and the CWC Winter Concert

The Yolo County charity Citizens Who Care and Anheuser-Busch-Inbev, the largest brewer on the planet, have much in common: They both sponsor things, and for the same reason — benefit to the organization. That might not strike you as much in the way of common interests, but only because they sponsor different sorts of things. […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Local musicians showcased at I-House concerts

Multicultural concerts return to International House, Davis, on Sunday, March 3, and continue from 7 to 10 p.m. on the first and last Sundays of March, April and May. I-House is at 10 College Park. Open-mic performers are joined by three featured acts to make for a full evening of entertainment by local musicians. Featured […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD gallery to host mixed-media exhibit

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Fibery Tales and Fibrous Ends,” a mixed-media exhibit by Craft Center bookbinding and weaving instructor Elvira Delgado. Her work will be on exhibit from Feb. 19 through March 15. A reception in Delgado’s honor is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The Craft Center Gallery, […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to hold auditions for ‘Oklahoma!’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Oklahoma!” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Feb. 24-25, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Male roles include Curly (baritone/tenor), Will Parker (baritone/tenor, must sing and dance), Jud Fry (bass-baritone, […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Roots music stalwart Peter Case at The Palms on Saturday

Peter Case, a one-man embodiment of the musical range under the Americana umbrella and a singer, songwriter and guitar player, will bring his potent solo show to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Case is one of the modern-day troubadours. His complex, original lyrics fuse many of the quintessentially American musical […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine’d Down on Valentine’s Day

Sundstrom Hill Winery is offering a special Wine’d Down Thursday for Valentine’s Day. Guests will enjoy roses, chocolate, wine and music by the husband-and-wife duo Tim and Helen Spangler. Multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriters, the Spanglers are returning to the barrel room after playing to a standing-room-only crowd last fall. They focus on melody-driven songs in the folk, […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pilobolus brings imaginative dance to Mondavi Center

Pilobolus Dance Theatre, which has performed at the Mondavi Center several times during the past decade, returns at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with a program that will include dancing inspired by automatons, skyscrapers, gnomes and other sources of inspiration. Founded in 1971 at Dartmouth College, Pilobolus performs regularly for stage, television and online audiences all […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Webster, Gerber to weave music magic at The Palms on Friday

Northern California favorites Chris Webster of Mumbo Gumbo and Nina Gerber will join together for a special duo at 8 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20 and available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and and at the door if not […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist featured in San Francisco show

Davis resident and artist Marie-Therese Brown’s painting “One Good Kick” is part of the California Art Club figurative show at the Studio Gallery in San Francisco through March 3. The gallery, 1815 Polk St., is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and by […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC Young Performers present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Davis Musical Theatre Company has announced that its Young Performers Theatre Production is off to see the wizard. Patrons may follow the yellow brick road to the Young Performers Theatre presentation of “The Wizard of Oz” beginning Saturday, March 2, and running through March 24. This family favorite centers on Dorothy Gale, who dreams of […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Water for Elephants’ to be screened at I-House

“Water for Elephants,” a 2011 American film directed by Francis Lawrence, 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 […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Love songs and free tastings at RootStock

RootStock, 22 Main St. Winters, will offer complimentary wine and chocolate tasting from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., Bob Adams will give a special performance of love songs. In 1994, Adams started farming 80 acres in Yolo. In the intervening years, he has written many songs about farming in […]

February 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,