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 ,

Watercolor workshop at Pence Gallery

A few seats remain for the watercolor layered abstraction workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The workshop will cover abstract painting techniques with artist Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. Beginning, intermediate and advanced painters age 16 and older are welcome. Registration is $59 and a supply list […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Summer bargains not just for birthdays

For her birthday — which occurred during one of our many May hot spells — my partner requested an Italian dinner with “one of those nice dry Italian whites.” So, of course, I set off to find one. Or two. Or three. We do, after all, tend to celebrate birth week rather than simply birth […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Coppélia’ delivers beautiful ballet and loads of laughs

Check it out What: “Coppélia,” the ballet Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $15 general at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., or at the box office one hour before the performance By Shari Walter Looking […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sculpture exhibit at The Artery

The Artery’s gallery will feature “Earth Forms” — sculptural works of six artists — from June 7 to July 3. Featured artist Bob O’Neill uses a variety of stones, including marble, alabaster, soapstone and onyx. Artery members Norm Hinman and Patrick Mullen bring wood and glass to the exhibit. Guest artists Jeff Howell and Claudia […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters Shakespeare Workshops to host camp for teens

There is still time for teenagers to sign up for Winters Shakespeare Workshop — a five-week theater camp, culminating in a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This summer the production will be set in Nashville in the 1970s. The camp runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, June 16-July 18, with performances at […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD showcases dramatic art design

Community members are invited to meet scenic designer Travis Kerr and costume designer Loree Sweger and discuss their work for stage and screen. Kerr and Sweger, both working toward their master’s in fine art degrees at UC Davis, will showcase their work from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Wright Hall’s Main Theatre. […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Anonymous’ dance highlights women

“Anonymous,” a collaborative collection of stories illuminating womanhood, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Main Theatre in UC Davis’ Wright Hall. This event is free. The multimedia, interdisciplinary collaboration using dance, projected video and original text, is directed by Jarrell Iu-Hui Chua. The process used in this collaboration elicits the […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sundstrom Hill celebrates first anniversary with First Saturday fun

Sundstrom Hill Winery will celebrate its first anniversary with a rollicking First Saturday celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, in Mace Ranch. Music will be provided by Frankie and the Fabletones, a group dedicated to authentically recreating the golden age of rock-n-roll singing known as […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Fast & Furious 6′: Accelerating nicely

“Fast & Furious 6″ 3.5 stars Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Jordana Brewster, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Gal Gadot Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for intense and relentless violence, action and mayhem, along with occasional profanity and sensuality Gear-grinding franchise still delivers a high-octane […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,