Musical church service planned Sunday

Mount Shasta keyboardist harmonica and tabla player Anton Mizerak and singer Laura Berryhill will present a musical church service of Celtic songs, transformational healing music and chants from around the world on Sunday beginning at noon at the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis. The center meets at 1715 Anderson Road. Meditation is from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Over Forte at Picnic in Park

Over Forté brings its traditional jazz, Dixieland, pop, blues and swing music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. Formed in 1996, the band — Gerry Peppers, tenor saxophone; Brandon McClintock, clarinet; Cleve Barker, piano and keyboard; Mary Kroeger-Childers, banjo; Dewey Berry, tuba; Jay Surdell, piano and keyboard; Jared Blum, trumpet; Raphael […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Evertree plays Wine’d Down Thursday

Evertree, an alternative folk rock duo based in Northern California, will play from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, for Wine’d Down Thursday. The duo features Lori Hawk, a singer-songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist, and Sam Hawk, a singer-songwriter, 12-string guitarist and bassist. They play a blend of originals […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Banjoist will perform at Covell Gardens

Banjoist Jack Convery, winner of the 1973 United Artists best banjoist of Northern California contest, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. Convery, the band director of the San Francisco 49ers Band since 1987, has been hailed as “the best banjoist in the NFL.” He has numerous […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk-singing duo to play Covell Gardens

The Huddys, the husband-and-wife folk-singing duo of Bryan and Julie, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The public is welcome to the free concert.

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cool music at Monticello

As temperatures soar, keep cool with the pleasant musical sounds at Monticello, 630 G St. Wednesdays — July 10, 17, 24, 31 — are open mic night from 8:30 to 11 p.m., hosted by Jan Peters. Fridays, starting July 12, feature the violin and octave mandolin stylings fo Bob Wren from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free piano recital on Saturday

All are invited to a solo piano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, by Jui-Te Chen in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Admission is free.

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Lone Ranger': The mild, mild West

“The Lone Ranger” Two stars Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, Ruth Wilson, James Badge Dale Rating: PG-13, for intense action violence and suggested gore Iconic radio/TV hero gets shamefully abused in this jokey misfire By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic The best that can be said […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Landscape exhibition set at Natsoulas

The 12th annual Landscape Exhibition from July 31 to Sept. 21 at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St., will celebrate the diverse California landscapes as seen through the eyes of more than 40 of the top landscape painters in the region. This exhibition will include works by local favorites Deladier Almeida, Boyd […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Home brew rules the roost

Zymurgy, the magazine “for the home brewer and beer lover,” conducts a poll of its members and subscribers every year to determine the best beer and the best brewery in the USA. I’m not sure the election is run in a particularly rigorous way and perhaps it’s possible to vote early and vote often; nevertheless, […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Young filmmakers debut in Davis

The second annual Davis Youth Film Festival is sure to entertain as youngsters showcase their own films from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Entrants will be judged by industry professionals in the categories of fiction, documentary, public service announcement/informational, animation as well as the “people’s […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Summer concerts set at the gazebo in Winters

Winters Friends of the Library invites everyone to enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 1, at the Rotary Park Gazebo, Main Street at Railroad Avenue in Winters. The series will kick off on July 11 with the Woodland Community Band, under the direction of Bobby Rogers, […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy a night with the Pleasant Valley Boys

The Pleasant Valley Boys will bring their bluegrass music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The band includes Jim Allison, fiddle; Matt Dudman, mandolin; Mark “Cousin Rainwater” Eagleton, string bass; George Goodell, banjo; and Jenny Lynn, guitar. The band will be selling their latest CD release, “It’s Opry Time,” at this performance. The market […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cold Shot celebrates First Saturday at winery

First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the musical duo Cold Shot performing hits from past and present. Musicians Richard Urbino (bass and vocals) and Rene Martucci (guitar and vocals) performed at the winery’s inaugural First Saturday in 2012 and are back to celebrate its first anniversary. First Saturday hours are from 1 to […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,