Davis Chorale set to build off solid season

It was a busy year for the Davis Chorale. Off stage, the Chorale earned independent nonprofit status and started a new website. On stage, there were performances of larger choral works by Schuetz, Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Schumann along with the contemporary choral compositions “Dark Night of the Soul” (2010) and “Luminous Night of the […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale holding auditions for new season

The Davis Chorale, an auditioned group of about 60 singers from the greater Davis area under the direction of Alison Skinner, is currently inviting interested singers to audition for the 2013-14 season. Basses are especially needed, but all interested singers are welcome. Contact Skinner for information and an appointment at 530-574-8419 or [email protected] Singers interested […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Final weekend to see ‘She Creatures’

Barnyard Theatre’s summer mainstage production of “She Creatures,” by Sarah Saltwick, has three performances remaining at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In this imaginative new play, the first woman, Pandora, awakens to life and opens her mysterious box. Mythical creatures emerge from its depths, and through the humorous and heartfelt stories of unicorns, mermaids, […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Red Union Blue’s trio Thursday

Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the acoustic trio from Red Union Blue — Chris Lee, songwriter; Trena Thompson, vocals; and Rich Desideri, guitar. They and other Red Union Blue band members have a large local following playing at clubs and venues throughout the greater Sacramento area. The band’s rock pop/folk/country sound […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Catch some Acoustic S&M at Picnic in the Park

Acoustic S&M — featuring Scott Pullman (six- and 12-string guitar, mandolin, percussion and vocals) and Mike Miller (six-string guitar, harmonica, percussion and vocals) — will bring 50 years of folk and rock music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. Pullman and Miller were born about 20 miles apart in New York […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Much Ado About Nothing': a droll something

“Much Ado About Nothing” 3.5 stars Starring: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Reed Diamond, Sean Maher, Jillian Morgese, Tom Lenk Rating: PG-13, for sensuality, subtle sexual candor and fleeting drug use Eccentric update of the Bard’s romantic comedy is both witty and funny By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Fred […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Beautifully grotesque

Davis artist Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s “beautiful and grotesque” sculptures are highlighted this month in the Graduate Exhibition at Lesley University’s Art Institute of Boston. “My intent is to push the boundaries between inside and out, awkwardness and grace, fragility and heft, subtlety and boldness, and decay and renewal,” said Fitz Gibbon, who earns her […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Artery mixes media

Glass artist Theresa Haight joins fiber artist Pam Berry for the “Hard and Soft: glass and fiber” show July 5 through Aug. 6 at The Artery, 207 G St. The title reflects the challenge of uniting ideas and collaborating with diverse media. There is a free reception Friday, July 12, during the Second Friday ArtAbout. […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Brewers’ Nostalgia, Captain Ruhstaller and Jack McAuliffe

Technology is not always a straightforward advance into a more efficient future towards new and better processes and new and better products; sometimes an industry must go backwards to re-create itself. That is happening in brewing. The steadily growing craft brewing industry enjoys nostalgia for older, sometimes even ancient times; these days I am never […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate the seven-string guitar at the DAC

Matthew Grasso’s seventh annual Celebration of the Seven-String Guitar is at 7:07 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The concert will feature the new work “Apocalypse of 2012″ by Grasso and will be accented by the visual art of Colette Walker. Grasso (extended seven-string and 25-stringed raga guitar), will […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Open mic Thursdays at RootStock

Winters residents Sam and Lori Hawk will host an open mic at 7 p.m. at Rootstock Wine & Gifts, 22 Main St., the third Thursday of every month. This is a free service to the local music community. The open mic night provides an opportunity for musicians of all skill levels, from the beginning student […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mixed-media exhibit set at Craft Center

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Found and Finished: an Unlearning Process in Creation,” a mixed-media exhibit by Craft Center paper-making instructor Justyn Grove, which runs through Aug. 2. The Craft Center Gallery in the South Silo Building is open from 12:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 12:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Barnyard Theatre will present ‘Myths and Tales’

Barnyard Theatre will present “Myths and Tales,” a double-feature of original plays by local writers at 7 p.m. Friday in the Pence Gallery courtyard, 212 D St. The first feature is “Barnyard Animals.” It will retell familiar and unfamiliar ancient myths in interactive and entertaining ways. At 8 p.m., there will be an encore staging […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery hosts 24th annual Community Hang-Up

The Pence Gallery invites artists 18 years of age or older to participate in its 24th annual Community Hang-Up exhibit. This non-juried exhibition, on view from July 12 to Aug. 18, features artwork in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles and more. The Pence Gallery is hosting a public reception from […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,