Banjo champ Tony Furtado brings atmospheric new music to The Palms

National banjo champion, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tony Furtado will perform a CD-release show at The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, Oct. 8. He will be joined by two-time grand national fiddle champion Luke Price. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $20. Furtado started his music career with two national bluegrass banjo championships when he was […]

Ceramics on exhibit at Woodland gallery

Ceramics by Jamie Hudspeth will be showing beginning Friday and continuing through November at Art Diva, 626 Cottonwood St. (in the Cottonwood Plaza) in Woodland. Hudspeth will meet gallery visitors on Friday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A retired educator, she will be exhibiting folk pieces […]

‘Sense and Sensibility’ a great start for Sacramento Theatre Company’s new season

Don’t miss it What: ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25 Tickets: $34-$38 at or 916-443-6722 Whatever did young women do to find a man in the days before […]

‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ a brilliant turn for WTC

Check it out What: Winters Theatre Company’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $10 general, $6 seniors and students; or Pacific Ace Hardware, 35 Main St. in Winters Info: 530-795-4014 I’ve never heard such a quiet audience in […]

Pioneering Japanese dance-theater group Sankai Juku makes first visit to Mondavi Center

The prominent Japanese dance troupe Sankai Juku — whose explorations in the Butoh idiom have created a world of probing imagery — visits the Mondavi Center for the first time at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. Sankai Juku will be performing “Umusuna —Memories Before History,” an artistic vision of the creation of Earth. Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku’s […]

Los Lobos, joined by singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo, coming back to Mondavi

Los Lobos — the veteran rock band from East Los Angeles that’s now something of a Mexican-American musical institution — returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. They will be joined by opening act Alejandro Escovedo, the son of Mexican immigrants to Texas. The concert is part of “Taste 2015,” a benefit collaboration between the […]

Sacramento Ballet opens season with ‘Snapshots’

The Sacramento Ballet presents “Snapshots” — the first show of its new season — to be performed on weekends, at a variety of times, from Oct. 9 to 24 at the Sacramento Ballet Studios, 1631 K St. in Sacramento. New York-based choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie takes time off from his latest Broadway project to create solos for Sacramento Ballet dancers. Also, […]

Buena Vista Social Club includes Davis on its ‘Adiós Tour’

The Buena Vista Social Club — a group of silver-haired traditional musicians from Havana who enjoyed a huge (and unexpected) comeback  in the late 1990s — returns to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. as part of the group’s “Adiós Tour.” Their music fondly recalls acoustic Cuban styles from the 1940s and 1950s … […]

Justis plays at Wine’d Down Thursday

Singer-songwriter Mike Justis has been playing an unusual brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. This week, he’ll perform at Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery. Justis will be joined by guitarist Steve McLane and bassist Jim Ivler. Justis’ music, both solo and with The Mike Justis Band, can […]

Madrigals recruit junior high singers

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Davis High School Madrigal Singer? If you’re in junior high school, now’s your chance to participate in the Davis Madrigals’ Junior High Ensemble at the Madrigal Dinners this holiday season. Ensemble members will learn a wide range of winter carols, and perform them at the Madrigal Dinners on […]

Tannahill Weavers bring sounds of Scotland to The Palms

The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands with a diverse repertoire spanning the centuries, will bring its traditional Celtic music to The Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their performances and recordings of fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs […]

British organist will perform at St. Martin’s

Antony J. Baldwin — a British organist, choir master and composer — will present an organ concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis, as part of his annual California tour. He plays a varied program of classic baroque, majestic British compositions written for coronations […]

Undulate to the music at Picnic in the Park

The Undulations bring their post-modern swing and Dixieland music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Undulations’ music has roots in swing, jazz and early blues, characterized by carefully crafted vocal […]

Bard-B-Q on B raises funds for Davis Shakespeare Ensemble

Bard-B-Q on B, a fundraiser for the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Shepherds Close, 732 B St. in Davis. A minimum donation of $25 per person is requested. Hosted by Lucas and Stacie Frerichs and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, the event will feature food, live music by the […]