Enroll now for summer Mini-Musicals mini-camps

It’s time now to enroll in two summer Manville Mini-Musicals mini-camps, which will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 15-26, and Aug. 5-16. The camps will end with a performance on the evening of the last day of rehearsal. The first week of rehearsals will take place in the Club Room […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme Theatre Company to hold auditions

Acme Theatre Company invites all ninth- to 12th-grade students to audition for its upcoming spring productions of “The Big Guns: Or, Whose Little Lily is She?” and “Bullshot Crummond.” “The Big Guns” is Western radio play full of cowboys, outlaws and saloon girls. “Bullshot Crummond” is zany, loving parody of the British pulp detective-heroes of […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Musicians jazz up Square Tomatoes

Ephraim George and Ken Kemmerling will play 1920s and ’30s jazz from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair in Central Park. George, who plays the clarinet, is a veteran of the San Francisco jazz scene of the ’50s and ’60s, and Kemmerling, who plays the piano and sings, […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD Band performs at Mondavi on March 13

Details What: UC Davis Concert Band When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The UC Davis Concert Band will give its Winter Quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for […]

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

Downtown Art Walk map available; tour set Friday

Local residents can take a guided tour of downtown artwork at 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon with 10 painters and muralists, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. The group will meet at the gallery at First and E streets and will follow the new Davis Art Walk map. The map is now available […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Quartet': A beautiful noise

“Quartet” Four stars Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith Rating: PG-13, and rather stupidly, for brief strong language Strong ensemble cast highlights gentle drama about second chances By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Music fills almost every frame of “Quartet,” whether created vicariously by this delightful story’s many […]

Irish-American band Solas releases new CD with concert

Solas, a quintessential Irish-American band, returns to The Palms Playhouse for a CD release concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20. The band will be celebrating the release of their new album “Shamrock City” with a special multi-media concert. “Shamrock City” explores the true story of bandleader Seamus Egan’s great-great-uncle Michael Conroy who emigrated […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holoman returns to podium to conduct Elgar’s oratorio

Check it out What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus and Alumni Chorus, conducted by D. Kern Holoman When: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Conductor D. Kern Holoman — who retired as conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Sac Choral Society performs at cathedral on March 10

The Sacramento Choral Society will present one of its “Stained Glass Concerts” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. The program will include spirituals, chant and folk songs by contemporary composers like Morton Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre, as well as Baroque-era masters like G.P. […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Classical Guitar Series continues at Davis Art Center

The Davis Art Center’s fourth annual Classical Guitar Series continues with a performance by world/jazz/chamber ensemble Quarteto Nuevo at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15. The Los Angeles-based ensemble has an unusual style that is the product of the musical diversity of its members, who are deeply rooted in the worlds of North and South Indian, […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Shakespeare Ensemble to host auditions for ‘As You Like It!’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble is holding a casting call for its fourth annual Summer Shakespeare: “As You Like It!” Auditions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Geery Theater, 2130 L St. in Sacramento, and Tuesday, March 26, at Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, 1615 Fifth St., Suite D, in Davis. Callbacks are […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: A Belgian tradition brought to California

On the South African veldt, many years ago, I recall being rather intimidated by a tour group of Afrikaners of which we were accidentally (I think) a part. Though they were kind to us, these folk are religious and conservative, sometimes to extremes, and I was just a little apprehensive that my California and Davis […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Thursday Live! to feature Latin flavor

Thursday Live! heads south of the border at 7:30 p.m. March 7 with an evening of music from Latin America featuring Zapato Viejo. Thursday Live! is a continuing series of concerts on the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. All shows are free and open to all […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Urinetown’ is like real life, but funnier

Check it out What: “Urinetown” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through March 17 Where: DMTC Theater, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors and students Info: [email protected] It is highly unlikely that when the Davis Musical Theatre Company was choosing its spring show for 2013, there was any reason to […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,