HellaCappella showcases collegiate singing groups

Check it out What: HellaCappella, featuring a cappella singing groups from regional universities When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12 general, $9 students; mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787. Tickets at the door: $15 general, $12 students A cappella singing will be showcased at the ninth annual HellaCappella, a […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Art of Painting’ conference set in Davis

The fourth annual “Art of Painting” conference and workshop will take place March 8-9 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. John Seed, an art writer and professor, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. His blog on the Huffington Post gets more hits than any other writer in his field, Natsoulas […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Still searching for the interesting/unusual bottle

In the middle of dinner prep, our guests — son Jakob and his friend Darsie — arrived from Truckee, eager to do a little wine-tasting before our happy-birthday-dear-Jakob celebration. I sent them off to Vini, promising to meet up as soon as I finished the salad. When I arrived, they were sitting at the bar, […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Former UCD standout shines in ‘The North Plan’

Check it out What: “The North Plan” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 24 Tickets: $22-$32 general Info: Call 916-995-5464 or visit www.capstage.org I have watched, with great pleasure, the development of Katie Rubin as a performer, since I […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baldini to conduct Camellia Orchestra on Saturday

Christian Baldini, familiar to Davis audiences as the conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, will lead his other regional orchestra, the Camellia Symphony, in Sacramento at 8 p.m. Saturday. The concert will take place in the newly refurbished performing arts center at Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd. On the program will be the Prelude to […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Grateful Dead collaborator exhibits art in Davis

Bob Bralove, who worked as a producer and sideman with the Grateful Dead during the 1990s, will exhibit his paintings at the Davis Cemetery’s Gallery 1855 during February. An open house with the artist is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the gallery at the Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Acrobatics and gadgets galore at Mondavi matinee

Cirque Mechanics — a touring company inspired by the modern circus, with a charming dash of American rawness — finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. Its performances are rooted in realism, presenting stories wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around. Their program at the Mondavi […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Perlman, de Silva return to Mondavi to play landmark sonatas

Superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman, who appears at the Mondavi Center on an almost annual basis, and is showing no signs of slowing down at age 67, returns at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, with his longtime recital partner, pianist Rohan de Silva. For this visit, they will be performing an early Beethoven sonata (Opus 12, […]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Artistic director gives new look to Kodo drummers

That’s the ticket Who: Kodo taiko drummers When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25-$59 general, $12.50-$29.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Kodo — the Japanese taiko drumming group that has visited the Mondavi Center several times over the past decade — returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, with something of a […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society to perform Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven

The Sacramento Chamber Music Society performs Saturday in Davis in a program that will feature guest performer Julie Hochman, cello, in the highly regarded Schubert String Quintet. Composed in summer 1828, it was the final piece of chamber music that the composer completed before his death later that year. (Schubert never got to hear the piece; the […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Small but mighty: The 2013 Oscar shorts

Oscar shorts Four stars Starring: Too many folks to mention Rating: Not rated, and suitable for all ages (animation) and older children (live action) Rich storytelling and clever concepts will intrigue and enchant By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic The Oscar-nominated live-action short subjects traditionally lean toward gloomy and often politically charged topics, but this […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Art of Athletes exhibit this weekend

UC Davis athletes show off their creative side at the fourth annual Art of Athletes exhibit, which runs from Friday to Monday, in the Basement Gallery of the Art Building on Cushing Way. Gallery hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sac Ballet to premiere ‘The Great Gatsby’

The Sacramento Ballet will premiere a new piece by longtime artistic director Ron Cunningham in February. “The Great Gatsby” is based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with costumes, music and dances like the Charleston recalling the extravagance of the Roaring 20s. Paired with Cunningham’s new ballet will be the George Balanchine classic from […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Kodo to bring thunderous sound of taiko drums to Mondavi Center

Kodo — a popular Japanese taiko drum group that has visited the Mondavi Center several times — returns at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, for a performance in Jackson Hall. Kodo is on the road with a program titled “One Earth Tour: Legend,” which combines recently composed pieces by Kodo members along with traditional taiko and Japanese folk […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,