Christmas Jug Band at The Palms on Wednesday

The Christmas Jug Band — “the kings of 100 percent acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday high jinks — brings its off-beat holiday cheer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets to the “All I Really Want For Christmas Is A Mayan Calendar Extension” tour are $20. The Christmas Jug Band featuring […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winter Rhapsody Concert on Thursday

The Davis High School Concert Band and the Symphonic Band will be featured at the Winter Rhapsody Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., under the baton of Davis High School band director Tom Slabaugh.

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Hobbit': An impressive journey

“The Hobbit” 4.5 stars Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy Rating: PG-13, for considerable violence, action and relentless dramatic intensity A decade after “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and its stunning — but definitely well-deserved — 11 Academy Awards, […]

Waldorf concert celebrates the season

Local residents are invited to celebrate a joyous afternoon of music at Davis Waldorf School’s annual Winter Concert from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. The concert will be at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Musical selections from the school’s strings and winds program will be featured, […]

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Photographs on display at Gallery 1855 through January

Israeli street photographer Gabi Ben-Avraham’s framed works will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout January. The gallery, which is located in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There is a free open house and artist reception from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

January 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Simplifying the holiday — a complicated project

One of my favorite organizations is somewhat grandiosely called the Center for the New American Dream. Their mission — helping Americans “to reduce and shift their consumption, improve quality of life, protect the environment and promote social justice” — is, like most “missions,” also a bit grandiose, but they’re a great group of folks, both […]

December 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

San Kazakgascar headlines Davis Music Festival Revisted on Friday

In a local music scene crowded with rock, bluegrass and folk, the mighty San Kazakgascar stands out. Like an oasis in the middle of a barren desert, San Kazakgascar quenches your thirst for Middle Eastern psychedelia. San Kazakgascar will perform at the second Davis Music Festival Revisited, along with Yellow Jacket Motel and Art Lessing […]

December 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Community Band plays annual Christmas Concert

The Woodland Community Band, under the direction of Bobby Rogers, will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the atrium of the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. Admission is free. Rogers,  the music director at Pioneer High School, has put together a concert of traditional and popular numbers, including […]

December 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Children’s play ‘The Shepherds’ at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

The children at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will present “The Shepherds,” an original play written by LCI member Craig Lundgren, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, 1701 Russell Blvd. in West Davis. The play features lost sheep, terrified shepherds and a host of angels leading them to the wonderment of finding Mary, Joseph […]

December 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enroll now for ‘The Wizard of Oz’ mini-musical

The Manville Mini-Musicals program is producing the family musical, “The Wizard of Oz.” This collection of songs will include selections from “Wicked” and also from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s recent revamp of the popular score so that every cast member that would like a solo will have one. Mini-Musicals are non-auditioned classes geared toward students in […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists present varied holiday concert on Sunday

Holiday concert What: American Bach Soloists When: 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787  The American Bach Soloists will present their traditional December concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. For nine consecutive years, […]

December 14, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

San Francisco Symphony offers family concert at Mondavi on Dec. 21

That’s the ticket Who: San Francisco Symphony family concert, conducted by Donato Cabrera When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students, www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The San Francisco Symphony, led by conductor Donato Cabrera, will visit the Mondavi Center with a family-oriented holiday season concert […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale performs ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

The Davis Chorale and interim director Rachel Kessler will present a fully staged and costumed performance of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Carlo Menotti at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Singing the role of the Mother is Janie Howard-Knudsen and Amahl will […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Messiah sing-along is Dec. 23

The Davis Chorale, directed by interim director Rachel Kessler, invites the public to a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The community choristers will be supported by members of the Davis Chorale, invited guest conductors, soloists and instrumentalists. Community members will sing all the […]

December 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,