‘Nightingale’ blends movement, verse, shadows and sounds

Check it out What: “Nightingale” Where: Pamela Trokanksi Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors Info: www.shakespearedavis.com or 530-802-0998 The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s “Nightingale” — a new “movement piece” by writer/director/performer Gia Battista — draws on a wide variety of interesting material, ranging from […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis teen performs at Carnegie Hall

Davis pianist Jessica Yeung was excited when she received news that she was a winner of the American Fine Arts Festival 2012-13 season. She could barely contain her excitement when she found out that she was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall on March 24. Although she has won other competitions, this one would place […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Young artists to be honored at reception

Talented young artists will be honored Friday at the Gerald R. Wooliever Awards reception, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Each year, the Davis Art Center displays the works of artists from the secondary schools. Jurors Beth Winfield and Debbie Gualco will select the winners of Wooliever scholarship […]

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Winters Theatre Company presents ‘An Audition for a Murder’

Winters Theatre Company will host its third annual Mystery Dinner Theater Friday through Sunday, May 17-19. Tickets are $40 general admission, two for $75, and children 12 and under are $20. Dinner will be catered by The Buckhorn, and Berryessa Gap wines will be sold at a no-host bar. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Get a peek inside the artist’s studio

Check it out What: Davis Artist Studio Tour When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: At 25 participating artists’ studios around town Tickets: $10, available at The Artery, 207 G St. Kids under 12 are free Davis artists’ studios “are as varied as the colors on a palette,” according to local landscape painter Phil […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jam with folk musicians on Friday

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday on the Wyatt Deck, on Arboretum Drive (formerly 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 […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Classical guitarist featured at winery

Classical guitarist and vocalist Elizabeth Busch will be at Sundstrom Hill Winery this week for Wine’d Down Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Busch, who has performed professionally since 1999, has a classical music background and loves both Celtic vocal music and acoustic, folk-inspired music. She performs throughout the Sacramento area and also offers guitar […]

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‘Evil Dead': Utterly lifeless

“Evil Dead” Two stars Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore Rating: R, for profanity, strong bloody violence and relentless gore Pointless remake offers little beyond gore and insipid characters By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Teaser posters for “Evil Dead” insist that it’s “the most terrifying film you will […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Blues Express rolls into Picnic at the Park

Guitar Mac & His Blues Express — Guitar Mac, guitar and vocals; Sal Derenzi, guitar; Mark Horner, bass; and Joe Martinico, drums — bring the Delta-style blues of B.B. King and Muddy Waters to Picnic in the Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Farmers Market runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guitar Mac hails from […]

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Free music at Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair

The Red Barn Roots Band — which plays 1960s rock — will perform at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The concert is free. For more information, visit www.squaretomatoescrafts.com.

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

STC production of ‘Master Harold’ is a can’t-miss

Check it out What: “Master Harold … and the Boys” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento 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 p.m. Sundays through May 5 Tickets: $15-$38 general Info: visit www.sactheatre.org or call 916-443-6722 Sacramento Theatre Company’s new production […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Mountaintop’ gives fictionalized glimpse into King’s last night

Check it out What: “The Mountaintop” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 21 Tickets: $22-$35 general Info: www.capstage.org The setting is Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The date is April 4, 1968. There is a storm raging outside. […]

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Winters to host wine, art in the park

Discover the wine, food and art of Yolo and Solano counties at the third annual Wine and Art in the Park on Saturday, May 11, at Rotary Park in downtown Winters. The Charlie Wade Blues Band will provide the music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-run wineries of Roots to Wine will be […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rigney & Flambeau spice up The Palms on Saturday

Tom Rigney & Flambeau will bring their Cajun-flavored and irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Fiery violinist/composer Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco music scene to form Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Rigney composes most of Fambeau’s songs, although the shows […]

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