Trokanski Dance Theatre takes next step in Name that Dance

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is inviting everyone in the community to help Name that Dance and, in doing so, help decide the content and direction the choreography of the PTDT’s 2013 spring concert. As part of Trokanski’s interest in creating new ways of connecting dance to the community experience at large, she has created […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

McCutcheon brings favorites to The Palms on Sunday

John McCutcheon’s clear tenor voice, mastery of instruments — guitar, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo and piano — and supreme ability to connect with audiences have made him one of the most beloved folk musicians working today. McCutcheon will return to The Palms Playhouse for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan.20. Tickets are $25. […]

January 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

WOH’s ‘Godspell’ is the perfect mix of revelry and reverence

Check it out What: “Godspell” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 3 Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors and children under 17, $12 students, adults in balcony $15, children in balcony $7 Info: Visit www.woodlandoperahouse.org or call 530-666-9617 “Godspell,” the musical based on the […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Bark! The Musical’ is a howling good time

That’s the ticket What: “Bark! The Musical” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock Stage, 1419 H St. When: 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 17 Tickets: $15-$38 Info: Show is rated PG-13 for mild language and adult situations; www.sactheatre.org “Bark! […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series to screen ‘Le Grand Voyage’

“Le Grand Voyage,” a 2013 multinational film, directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There is […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Zero Dark Thirty': The ultimate manhunt

“Zero Dark Thirty” 4.5 stars Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, James Gandolfini Rating: R, for considerable violence, torture and profanity Strong acting highlights this fact-based account of the CIA’s search for Osama bin Laden By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Osama bin Laden was executed […]

Design + Build, an open call exhibition at the Nelson Gallery

This winter UC Davis is hosting an architectural design competition for the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Using the design-build process, innovatively applied to construction of an art museum, the competition will result in three in fully resolved building designs. As our architects are working on their designs, you are […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Artery hosts clay competition exhibit

The 24th annual California clay competition exhibit, sponsored by The Artery, will be held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art and will run from April 26 to May 24 at The Artery, 207 G St. The exhibition will feature works selected by juror Michelle Gregor from statewide digital images. […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Millington Boson to play at Davis Community Church

The Davis Community Church concert series presents the musical trio Millington Higgs Boson in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Local musicians LuAnn Higgs (pianist/soprano), Anne Millington (cellist) and Stephen Millington (cellist and arranger/composer) will perform sonatas of Bach and Brahms, a selection from Handel’s “Messiah,” an original […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Wines from sunny Italy — for sunny Davis

I looked over the first column I wrote in 2012 — you know, the new year’s resolution column. As I suspected, I failed miserably on all counts. On the other hand, the president — while consistently maddening — is at least not stark raving mad, the drought seems well on its way to being over, […]

January 10, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Folk musicians will jam on Friday

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session on Friday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale now for cabaret dinner show

Tickets are available for “Get Happy,” the Davis High School Jazz Choir’s 25th annual Cabaret Dinner Show, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. The event, featuring musical numbers by the DHS Jazz Choir accompanied by the DHS Jazz Combo, will include a live auction, silent auction, raffle and […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Promised Land': Rock-solid advocacy cinema

“Promised Land” Four stars Starring: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Titus Welliver, Lucas Black Rating: R, for profanity Matt Damon hasn’t written many scripts since 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” his Academy Award-winning debut effort with Ben Affleck. His prudence is understandable; where does one go, from up? No doubt Damon […]