Hall steps into the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival spotlight

Musician Pam Mark Hall brings her legendary voice to the historic Schmeiser barn at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29, for an evening of contemporary folk, pop, inspirational, gospel and country music. This is the second show in the 2013 Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival, and the first time for Hall to play the Barn’s mainstage. […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band to play at RootStock

RootStock will offer a complimentary music performance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, featuring The Mike Justis Band. Singer/songwriter Mike Justis and his band, based in Northern California, have been playing their unique brand of folk, blues, and Americana music for more than 30 years. Justis’ debut album, “Barroom Philosopher,” was recorded in […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘She Creatures’ is entertainment outside of the box

In the Know What: “She Creatures” Where: Barnyard Theatre, 35125 County Road 31 When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and Aug. 1-3 Tickets: $15 general, $12 students or at the door $18 general, $15 student Info: Visit BarnyardTheatre.org or call 530-574-1318 The old San Francisco disc jockey Don Sherwood used to end his program with […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cohen and the Sidekicks at Wine’d Down

Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks — Ken Rabiroff, vocals, lead/bass guitar and Jeff Sears, vocals, bass/lead guitar — will play at Wine’d Down on Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place. The band features rich vocal harmonies, distinctive arrangements and creates a sound that is an inspired blend of urban folk with a […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘As You Like It’ in Winters

The Winters Theatre Company’s will present “As You Like It” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Children under 12 are free, when accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jenny Lynn and her Real Gone Daddies at the Gazebo in Winters

Jenny Lynn and her Real Gone Daddies will present a free outdoor performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Rotary Park Gazebo on Main Street at Railroad Avenue in front of the Community Center in Winters. Lynn’s roots are deeply set in California honky tonk — her grandfather played and recorded […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear 8-Tracks at Picnic in the Park

The 8-Tracks bring their classic round sound to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. Music starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op. Formed in 1996, The 8-Tracks — featuring Jack Brizek, guitar and vocals; Bill Johnson, guitar, keyboards and vocals; Carl Borden (kneeling), bass and vocals; and Mick Voss, drums — […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Celebrating complications

It’s complicated to explain why I dragged my feet to the altar — or rather to the county clerk’s office. My reluctance had nothing to do with the relationship itself, which has lasted nearly 30 years and will (I trust) — if we both manage to survive that long (unlikely) — last another 30. That […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to hold auditions for Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre announces auditions for its upcoming production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Jan Isaacson will direct and choreograph this fanciful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairy tale. The show features Academy Award-winning music by Alan Menken, and there are a wide range of roles available for boys […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi taking applications for high school Jazz All-Stars program

The Mondavi Center is taking applications for the third year of its Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Program. The program, which was recently recommended for a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant, is accepting applications through Aug. 30 at www.mondaviarts.org/jazzallstars. The High School All-Stars program provides advanced training for serious jazz […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Way, Way Back': A droll little gem

“The Way, Way Back” 4.5 stars Starring: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, River Alexander Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, sexual candor, mild profanity and brief drug content Sharp writing and solid performances anchor engaging coming-of-age saga By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mother Falcon to play at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Indie orchestra Mother Falcon, which recently released its sophomore album, “You Knew,” will play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. The group boasts three cellos, six violins, horns aplenty, several pianos, a bassoon and a glockenspiel and uses them to create eclectic tunes blending traditional […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for ‘Popstar/Rockstar’ mini-musical

Children ending grades 2-6 may enroll now for the traditional end-of-summer Manville Mini-Musical, “Popstar/Rockstar ’13.” Youngsters enrolled in this dynamic and fun workshop are asked to help choose the song they will sing from among some of the following artists: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Fun., The Beatles, Colbie Caillat, Rihanna, Katy Perry and […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist’s work in S.F. show

Davis woodworking artist John Deveer’s hand-made furniture will be on display as part of this year’s American Craft Council Show Aug. 2-4 in San Francisco. The three-day fair is in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center on Marina Boulevard. Billed as the “largest craft show west of the Rockies,” this year’s show features nine […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,