Wineaux: Giving thanks for local wines and makers

Grandkid Sasha took a tumble last time he was in Davis, a tumble that resulted, luckily, in just a scrape. But it was a nasty and painful scrape that occasioned a bit of drama. To the rescue came Herbal Savvy (which you can buy at the Davis Food Co-op). Within just a few seconds the […]

Thursday Live! plans annual holiday show

The Davis Odd Fellows’ Dec. 3 Thursday Live! show will kick off the holiday season with festive songs and treats. The show is free but donations are accepted with gratitude. All donations from this special show will go to the Davis Odd Fellows Encampment, who raise money throughout the year to send children to summer […]

Youths can sign up now for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Registration is now open for Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Rehearsals begin Jan. 19 and the show runs through Feb. 29. Participation is open to ages 8 through 15. Rehearsals will be held at Peregrine School, 2650 Lillard Drive, Davis, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 […]

Four DHS musical groups will join ‘Messiah’ performance

Four Davis High School musical groups will join the “Messiah” concert with the Baroque Ensemble on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. The Davis Madrigal Singers, Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir and Honors Orchestra will take the stage together. […]

Winters’ ‘In-Laws’ gets you ready for the holidays

That’s the ticket What: Winters Theatre Company production of “In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (Who Should Be Shot)” When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 6 Where: Winters Community Center Theater, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $12 general, $6 seniors/children; Info: [email protected] or 530-795-4014 “In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People […]

‘Spotlight': The Fourth Estate rules!

‘Spotlight’ Five stars Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Jamey Sheridan, Billy Crudup and Len Cariou Rating: R, for profanity, sexual candor and dramatic intensity Investigative reporters shine in mesmerizing, factual drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Crusading newspaper journalists have been a cinema staple ever […]

Acme alum stars in Sacramento City College production of ‘Peter Pan’

Acme Theatre Company alum Sean Thomas Olivares will be playing Captain Hook in a production of “Peter Pan: A British Panto” loosely adapted by Christine Nicholson from the novel by J.M. Barrie. The show is presented by City Theater at Sacramento City College, opening Friday, Nov. 20, and playing through Sunday, Dec. 13. Olivares joined […]

Tish Hinojosa returns to The Palms on Saturday

The music of golden-voiced singer and songwriter Tish Hinojosa crosses borders – between cultures, languages and genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. Hinajosa will perform at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Tickets are […]

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O brings jazz versions of holiday tunes to town

Jazz drummer Matt Wilson brings his whimsically titled “Christmas Tree-O” ensemble (a trio, also featuring reedman Jeff Lederer and bassist Paul Sikivie) to the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre for a four-night run, Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 2-5, at 8 p.m. Featured will be jazzy renditions of carols like “Silent Night,” perhaps a fresh arrangement of […]

Trokanski returns with contemporary take on ‘The Nutcracker’

After a 15-year hiatus, Pamela Trokanski’s contemporary take on the classic “Nutcracker” ballet is returning in “The Nutcracker — A Contemporary Coming of Age.” From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis, the event will include a silent auction of holiday gift items and […]

Experience Renaissance life and music at the 47th Madrigal Dinner

Madrigals’ upcoming performances Wednesday, Dec. 2: Davis Senior Center holiday lunch, noon Thursday, Dec. 3: City of Davis Tree-Lighting Ceremony Friday, Dec. 4: Madrigal Dinner, University Covenant Church, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5: Madrigal Dinner, University Covenant Church, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9: Capitol Rotunda, Sacramento, noon Wednesday, Dec. 9: St. Paul’s Church, Woodland, 7 […]

DMTC’s ‘Into the Woods’ shines with great acting, singing

Don’t miss it What: ‘Into the Woods’ When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec 6 Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Suite 10, in Davis Tickets: $9 to $18, at or 530-756-3682 What a wonderful gift the Davis Musical Theatre Company has given to Davis with […]

Bah! Humbug! Scrooge takes the stage at DMTC

The holidays have arrived, officially, at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, where the Young Performers’ Theatre opens “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, Nov. 21. This musical take on the Charles Dickens holiday classic, by Alan Menken, will be presented every weekend through Dec. 13 at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Suite 10, in […]