Hear 8-Tracks at Picnic in the Park

The 8-Tracks bring their classic round sound to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. Music starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op. Formed in 1996, The 8-Tracks — featuring Jack Brizek, guitar and vocals; Bill Johnson, guitar, keyboards and vocals; Carl Borden (kneeling), bass and vocals; and Mick Voss, drums — […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Celebrating complications

It’s complicated to explain why I dragged my feet to the altar — or rather to the county clerk’s office. My reluctance had nothing to do with the relationship itself, which has lasted nearly 30 years and will (I trust) — if we both manage to survive that long (unlikely) — last another 30. That […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to hold auditions for Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre announces auditions for its upcoming production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Jan Isaacson will direct and choreograph this fanciful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairy tale. The show features Academy Award-winning music by Alan Menken, and there are a wide range of roles available for boys […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi taking applications for high school Jazz All-Stars program

The Mondavi Center is taking applications for the third year of its Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Program. The program, which was recently recommended for a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant, is accepting applications through Aug. 30 at www.mondaviarts.org/jazzallstars. The High School All-Stars program provides advanced training for serious jazz […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Way, Way Back': A droll little gem

“The Way, Way Back” 4.5 stars Starring: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, River Alexander Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, sexual candor, mild profanity and brief drug content Sharp writing and solid performances anchor engaging coming-of-age saga By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mother Falcon to play at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Indie orchestra Mother Falcon, which recently released its sophomore album, “You Knew,” will play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. The group boasts three cellos, six violins, horns aplenty, several pianos, a bassoon and a glockenspiel and uses them to create eclectic tunes blending traditional […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for ‘Popstar/Rockstar’ mini-musical

Children ending grades 2-6 may enroll now for the traditional end-of-summer Manville Mini-Musical, “Popstar/Rockstar ’13.” Youngsters enrolled in this dynamic and fun workshop are asked to help choose the song they will sing from among some of the following artists: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Fun., The Beatles, Colbie Caillat, Rihanna, Katy Perry and […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist’s work in S.F. show

Davis woodworking artist John Deveer’s hand-made furniture will be on display as part of this year’s American Craft Council Show Aug. 2-4 in San Francisco. The three-day fair is in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center on Marina Boulevard. Billed as the “largest craft show west of the Rockies,” this year’s show features nine […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: The Good Samaritan probably was a brewer

In church last Sunday, the New Testament reading was from the Gospel of St. Luke, 10:29-37. In all of the Bible, there is no passage that is more familiar to churchgoers, non-churchgoing Christians, non-Christians, atheists and pagans alike. It is the central piece of Jesus’ philosophy and, without question, my favorite Bible story. Oddly, it […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Navajo summer

The Navajo summer art exhibition at the C.N. Gorman Museum is drawn from the museum’s permanent collections, with an emphasis on the works of Carl Gorman and his son, R.C. Gorman. Their art, including R.C.’s “Walking Women,” may be seen through Sept. 13, alongside works by other Navajo artists including Alfred Kee Gorman, Melanie Yazzie, […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Muth and The Lost High Rollers to play at The Palms

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, who have been making big waves with their fresh take on classic country and rootsy honky-tonk music in the past several years, return for an 8 p.m. concert Friday, July 19, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Opening the show is the popular Winters and […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free music in E Street Plaza

David Hafter and Friends will play original songs with a mix of folk/rock favorite covers from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis.

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baughman kicks off Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival

The Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival starts things off with the Celtic tradition, original music and captivating musical style of Steve Baughman at 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the historic Schmeiser barn. This is the first of five shows in the festival and marks the return of Baughman, who last played the barn’s mainstage in […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC’s Young Performers will take you to a whole new world

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” This performance takes Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie of the Lamp on an enchanted journey to Agrabah, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. This Disney favorite is directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,