The songs are the stars as Mitchell and Hamer perform in Davis

The Davis Live Music Collective present Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer with special guests Frank Fairfield and Tom Conlon in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E 14th St. Tickets are $16 in advance at Armadillo Music or Tickets at the door are $20. Doors will open […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House presents ‘Tribute’

The Woodland Opera House will present the Bernard Slade play “Tribute,” beginning Friday, March 1, and running through Sunday, March 24. “Tribute” is the funny yet touching tale of Scottie Templeton, a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he’s everyone’s friend, nobody’s hero and a great womanizer who’s managed to […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Armstrong, Slim play at The Palms

Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong team up for a night of entertainment at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., in Winters. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music-filled March set at Monticello

Mandolin player and violinist Bob Wren will play from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays in March at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. The lone exception is Friday, March 15, which features Irish music from Bob and Donna Wren for St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturdays, Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Generations of Artistry’ on display at YoloArts’ Gallery 625

The creativity of the county’s and region’s senior citizens will be highlighted throughout March at Gallery 625. The group exhibition on the gallery’s main floor, “Generations of Artistry,” will feature the paintings and photography of Claire Haag of Esparto, Florence Skiadas of Sacramento and Matt Connors and Ann Privateer of Davis. On the gallery’s second […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Artist-in-residence’s project to be performed at Wright Hall

“Flash: A New Choreography” — a poetic and multidisciplinary attempt to speak of painful memories, by Granada Artist-in-Residence Qudus Onikeku — runs from Thursday, March 7, to Sunday, March 17, in the Main Theatre of Wright Hall at UC Davis. Tickets are $17-$19 for general seating and $12-$14 for children and seniors. Performances are 8 […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Emerson Junior High presents ‘Mmmbeth’

Emerson Junior High theater group will perform “Mmmbeth,” a parody of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” which is typically bad luck to say outloud. Opening night is Friday and there is a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday in the multipurpose room, 2121 Calavaras Ave. There is a suggested donation of $5.

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Getting away from it all (but wine)

Newsletter finished, wine column written, beets pickled, I decided to take a day off from all things home, including computer time, cello practice and puttering about in the kitchen. There’s only one way to do this effectively: get out of town. Friday dawned warm and sunny. Even my half-hour walk to the train station at […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Improvised Shakespeare Company makes it up on the spot

The Improvised Shakespeare Company — which first visited the Mondavi Center in April 2012 — returns by popular demand at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, for a performance in Jackson Hall. Based on one audience suggestion (for instance, a title for a play that has yet to be written), the Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a new play […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Violinist Sarah Chang returns for Mondavi recital

That’s the ticket Who: Violinist Sarah Chang, with pianist Ashley Wass When: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35-$99 general, $17.59-$49.50 students;, 530-754-2787 Local music lovers with fairly l-o-n-g memories may recall Sarah Chang’s arrival as a recording artist in the 1990s. She appeared with the […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Young performers vie for Mondavi Center honors

Check it out What: Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition When: Competition rounds Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; winners concert Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $15-$35 general, $7.50-$17.50 students;, 530-754-2787 The seventh annual Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition will be judged next weekend — and […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Riggity Jig lends authentic flair to St. Paddy’s celebration

Local residents are invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, with an evening of Irish music and traditional fare at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The restaurant will offer traditional dishes with a Czech twist, as well as its full menu, accompanied by music from local Celtic […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz Roots concert on Wednesday

“Jazz Roots: A Historical Perspective of an American Cultural Legacy,” a musical program with Ken Kemmerling, piano, and Donna Wren, violin, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Atria Covell Garden, 1111 Alvarado Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 530-758-0700.

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Citizens Who Care concert has extra-special meaning this year

Check it out What: “Yes, Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby” When: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $35 Info:, 530-758-3704 When the performers step onto the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage for the 21st annual Citizens Who Care Concert, there will be two big […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,