Concert will jazz up the Woodland Opera House

Beyond Standard Jazz will be in concert at the Woodland Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Beyond Standard Jazz is directed by internationally celebrated bassist Jeff Chambers, who plays both acoustic and electric bass in a variety of musical styles including bebop, funk, Latin, blues, reggae and fusion. He has toured the world, and […]

‘Pirates of Penzance, Jr.,’ coming up at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre presents “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.,” every weekend, Sept. 19 through Oct. 11, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Suite 10, Davis. The production is directed by Kendra Smith, with musical direction by Peter Kagstrom and choreography by Jan Isaacson. Young performers highlighted include Brandon […]

Solano Junior Strings is looking for cellists

The Solano Junior Strings, under the sponsorship of the Young Artists Conservatory of Music, needs cellists. Director Isaac Pastor-Chermak invites young cellists to sit in on a rehearsal with the Solano Junior Strings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the YACM campus, 500 Davis St., Vacaville. Other string musicians are welcome as well. The […]

I-House International Film Series resumes in September

The International Film Series returns after a summer break at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD rental […]

Point of Brew: Iconic beers and memories from the shadows

The Heineken Experience in Amsterdam is quite an experience. It is based on what remains of the old brewery very close to the Museum District of the city, near the Rijksmuseum. We walked from Breugel’s images that included drinking and revelry and the consequences of overindulgence and maybe brewing activities to the real thing just […]

Artist captures ‘Life Histories’ in fish prints

“Life Histories” by Davis artist Christopher Dewees will be featured at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. “Life Histories” provides the viewer an unusual experience blending science, history and the ancient art form of gyotaku. The exhibition will open Tuesday, Sept. 1, and run throughout September. A reception in the […]

Horse Feathers headlines October show

Check it out Who: Horse Feathers and River Whyless When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $15, available at or Armadillo Music, 207 F St. The Davis Live Music Collective will present Horse Feathers, with special guests River Whyless, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Veterans’ […]

‘Golden Road’ serves up weekly classic rock

Classic rock is in the air in Davis. “The Golden Road,” a KDRT radio show with Rod Moseanko and Lee Maddex, makes Sunday evening a time to relax and remember the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia and a few others. The show highlights old performances by the Dead and from some of Garcia’s solo work, mostly […]

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre plans auditions for 31st season

Company auditions for the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, the PTDT Apprentice Company, and The Third Stage will be on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, Davis. Dancers interested in the PTDT should have a minimum of three years working at an intermediate to […]

Bay Area group presents musical ‘Freedomland’

The San Francisco Mime Troupe is coming to town once again — this time with a topical show titled “Freedomland” that addresses tensions between police officers and unarmed young black men. The troupe will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, in Davis’ Community Park. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. Music will […]

Go ‘Beyond Summer’ with artist Anthony Montanino

YoloArts will open a solo exhibition featuring Sacramento area artist Anthony Montanino on Friday, Sept. 4. The show, “Beyond Summer,” will remain on view until Sept. 29 at Gallery 625 at the Yolo County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. “Beyond Summer” will feature 30 works by Montanino, whose art is known for bold […]

‘Bars and Measures’ tackles race, politics, religion through music

If you go What: “Bars and Measures” When: Through Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35 plus $5 student rush tickets, with valid college ID,, 916-443-5300 “Bars and Measures,” by Idris Goodwin, is […]

Cain brings passionate blues to The Palms

Chris Cain’s jazz-tinged, blues-soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery coupled with the natural passion and intensity of his playing. Cain and his band will perform at […]

Groove to the ’60s at Saturday concert

A concert by Kick N 60s from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday will wrap up the 2015 Music in the Courtyard series, at 714 Main St. in downtown Woodland. The band will rock the courtyard with classic rock from the 1960s, and the crowd is invited to sing along. “This group was a favorite last […]