All-Star student ensemble to give free courtyard performance

Jazz fans can enjoy a free outdoor concert in the Mondavi Center’s outdoor Corin Courtyard on Tuesday, March 19, as a lead-in to a performance indoors by the Jazz for Lincoln Center Orchestra. Featured at the outdoor event will be the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars — a seven-person ensemble that includes guitarist Noah Wolfe from […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

New troupe stages timely production of royal tragedy

The recently formed Shakespeare-On-a-Shoestring (SOS) troupe from the UC Davis department of theater and dance will present its inaugural production of Shakespeare’s classic drama, “Richard III,” this weekend in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Early arrival is advised, given limited […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baldini to conduct Camellia Orchestra this weekend

Christian Baldini of the UC Davis faculty will conduct his Sacramento orchestra — the Camellia Symphony — at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center. The program will feature American music from the 20th century, including Leonard Bernstein’s lively “Candide” Overture, George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on 25th anniversary tour

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by trumpeter and music director Wynton Marsalis, is in the midst of the group’s 25th anniversary tour. The orchestra will perform in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. This 15-member group has drawn big audiences for its past performances in Davis, having established […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

March madness hits Davis Art Center

Dancers at the Davis Art Center will mark the mad month of March with a Dancer’s Showcase on Saturday. Spanning both dance studios and the indoor stage at the Art Center, 1919 F St., this free event gives would-be dancers a sneak peek at the many ways to move at the center. From 4 to […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

BeauSoleil brings irresistible Cajun music, new CD to The Palms

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, a beloved Cajun band, will bring its irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Thursday for a CD release party for “From Bamako to Carencro.” Tickets are $25. Heralded by luminaries ranging from Bob Dylan (“That’s my kind of music!”) to Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor (“BeauSoleil […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Anne Miller’s work on display at Gallery 1855

Anne Miller’s “Selections from the Street Play Collection” — an exhibition of the photographic works — will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout April at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. The public is invited to a free open house and artist’s reception from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a feast for ears and eyes

That’s the ticket What: “Beauty and the Beast” Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. When: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $19-$86 Info: 916-557-1999 There were a lot of sleepy little princesses leaving the Sacramento Community Center Theater on opening night of “Beauty and the Beast.” This is […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters produces some enjoyable ‘Nunsense’

Check it out What: “Nunsense” Where: Winters Theatre Company, 201 Railroad Ave, Winters When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $10 general, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under Info: Visit [email protected] or call 530-795-4014 Dan Goggin apparently enjoyed his Catholic school upbringing so much that he decided to honor […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Traditional Irish music set at Wine’d Down Thursday

Sundstrom Hill Winery is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a few days early. Come enjoy the sounds of The Blackbird Irish playing traditional Irish music — vocals mixed with the flute, harmonica, fiddle and bouzouki — from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 200, in Mace Ranch. The […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Oz': Enchanting trip down the yellow brick road

“Oz the Great and Powerful” Four stars Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox Rating: PG, and rather generously, for considerable fantasy peril, scary scenes and brief profanity Fresh take on the Emerald City suitably honors the work of author L. Frank Baum By Derrick […]

WOH holding auditions for two kids’ productions

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for two upcoming Theatre for Families musicals. Auditions for “Goodnight Moon, the Musical” will take place at the WOH dance studio, 415 Fourth St., at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17. “Goodnight Moon, the Musical” is the children’s bedtime classic that comes alive on stage with all of the […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

April guitar performance canceled

The Davis Art Center’s April 19 classical guitar ensemble series performance by Duo SF has been canceled. A member of the group is unable to perform due to injury. Instead, the Art Center will host Black Cedar on June 14. The next concert in the series will be contemporary ensemble Quarteto Nuevo at 8 p.m. Friday, […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Organ recital set at Davis Community Church

Mozart called the organ “the king of instruments,” perhaps for the tremendous range of sounds and moods available. Local organist David L. Deffner will offer a recital showcasing all the organ has to offer at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Included on the program will be some great works […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,