Local theater companies offering summer Shakespeare

Got a hankering for summer Shakespeare? There are several close-to-home opportunities this year, with four local companies mounting productions in Yolo County this summer. Already up and running is the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “As You Like It,” which is perhaps the most pastoral of Shakespeare’s comedies. Much of the action takes place in […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Authors showcase their new young-adult novels

Local authors Katherine Longshore and Talia Vance will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 4 p.m. Saturday to discuss their newest novels for young adults, “Tarnish” and “Spies and Prejudice.” There will be gifts, prizes and cake at this event for the whole family. Longshore also is the author of “Gilt,” […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Eight Below’ to be screened at I-House

“Eight Below,” a  2006 American film directed by Frank Marshall, will be screened Friday, June 21, 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 […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Frankie & the Fabletones hit 100

Frankie & the Fabletones celebrate their 100th gig by bring their rock ‘n’ roll oldies to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. Frankie & the Fabletones features vocalists Chris Sanborn, Heidi Bekebrede, Frank Fox and Dianna Craig; bassist Steve O’Neil; pianist Sergei Shkurkin; drummer Nick Carajal; and guitarist Noah Wolfe. The Davis […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See Leady’s photographs at Gallery 1855

The premiere exhibition of the photographic works of Melissa Leady will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout July. The gallery in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Man of Steel': Dull as iron

“Man of Steel” Three stars Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff Rating: PG-13, for brief profanity and vicious, unrelenting violence and destruction Re-booted Superman entry tarnishes the venerable character’s mythos By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Grim, humorless […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Praise dance festival canceled

Ross Dance Company announced the cancellation of its third annual Sacramento Praise Dance Festival, which was slated for  7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local author discusses debut novel at The Avid Reader

Local author Marci Nault will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, to discuss her new novel “The Lake House.” “The Lake House” is a novel about love and heartbreak, acceptance and rejection, and burning and re-building bridges in an idyllic town near a tranquil lake in New […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Austin Lounge Lizards celebrate new CD ‘Home and Deranged’ at The Palms on Friday

The Texas-based Austin Lounge Lizards have been blazing a wickedly funny musical trail through topics as varied as politics, love, popular culture and how to handle long-winded barflies for more than 30 years, using bluegrass, country and Texas swing as the backdrop for their hysterical and satirical lyrics. The Lizards will play at 8 p.m. […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See live theater at ArtAbout

Barnyard Theatre will present a Night of New Short Plays from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Pence Gallery Courtyard, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Every summer, Barnyard Theatre’s Nights of New Plays Festival introduces new works to the community. This summer, Barnyard joins the Second Friday ArtAbout by presenting an evening of […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to host scavenger hunt fundraiser

The Davis Musical Theatre Company has planned its first scavenger hunt fundraiser. The event — for individuals or teams — is an adventure to find 50 items in one week. Registration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. There will be two different […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Chicken & Dumpling at Wine’d Down

Sundstrom Hill Winery will kick off the summer with an acoustic blues duo at Wine’d Down Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Chicken & Dumpling features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on the bass. Chicken & Dumpling plays the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Muddy […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

BG3 plays at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

BG3 is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 24. BG3 — Ron Goldberg on guitar, dobro, mandolin, and vocals; Jack Benham on bass and vocals; and Matt Coleman on banjo — brings decades of professional experience to the stage and a wealth of joy to […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

One-woman show to benefit Trek for a Cure

Local resident Annette De Bow has been living with the rare, progressive blood cancer, myeloproliferative neoplasm, since 2008. Her particular disorder, polycythemia vera, causes overproduction of blood cells in the bone marrow. There is no known cure. De Bow decided to confront the deadly disease head-on by raising money to find a cure. In 2010, she […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,