Country music concert helps fund Woodland sports

“American Idol” finalist and country music sensation Casey James will be featured at this year’s Country 4 Coaches concert, along with Steven Lee Olson, Josh Dorr and local talent, The Terry Sheets Band and Branded. The fourth annual show is set for Saturday, May 30, in Rotary Park at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. It […]

Pops concert set at Picnic in the Park

The Davis High School Combined Bands bring an all-American music concert to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, May 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The free concert features music by Schuman, Ticheli, Stamp, Jager and Copland. The Farmers Market is open in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and […]

Delicious family favorite coming to WOH

The Woodland Opera House Theatre for Families production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” opens at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., on Friday, May 29. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 7. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl tale, this comedic and fantastical play follows […]

Free Range Singers are featured at Performers’ Circle

The Free Range Singers are the featured performers at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, May 25, in Davis. The Free Range Singers are a welcoming and socially engaged community choir led by Laura Sandage. The group is founded on the idea that singing together is a joy open to everyone, and that group […]

Hohlwein’s ‘As Above, So Below’ shows at Natsoulas

Laura Hohlwein exhibits a new series inspired by erotica and classical mythology and other new works in “As Above, So Below: Reflections on Immanence” at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. The show opens Wednesday, May 20, and continues through June 27. The show will include a series […]

Rigsby to lead University Chorus singing works by Brahms, Mahler

The UC Davis University Chorus will sing its spring-quarter program on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center, with Garrett Rigsby conducting a program dominated by longer works by Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler. Rigsby is a graduate student at UCD, where he works as a teaching assistant, pursuing a master’s degree in conducting. […]

Empyrean Ensemble performs grad students’ compositions

The Empyrean Ensemble will present the second concert in its “Young and Restless” series on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. The concert will feature this professional new music ensemble, based at UC Davis, performing recent works by graduate student composers at UC Davis, including: * “up/down” […]

UCD bands conclude season with ‘bacchanal suite’ by John Philip Sousa

The UC Davis Concert Band and Campus Band will combine for their spring-quarter concert on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. The concert is titled “Saluting UC Davis Mondavi Institute — Making Life Better Through Food and Wine,” a theme that will be reflected in several of the musical selections. […]

Acme puts a twist on the Robin Hood tale

Acme Theatre Company is proud to present “The Heart of Robin Hood,” this Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Monday, May 22-25, at the Davis Arts Center Outdoor Stage, 1919 F St. in Davis. In this adaptation of the classic legend, it is up to Maid Marian to boldly protect the poor, and convert Robin Hood […]

Cornel West visits Mondavi Center on May 30

Cornel West,  a prominent and provocative academic who is also a well-known political commentator on topics ranging from social justice to race in society, will speak at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1973 (completing his degree in three years) and earned […]

Davis Chorale goes divine with ‘Voices of Wonder’

The adoration of the divine has inspired powerful music throughout the centuries. At its concert “Voices of Wonder,” on June 7, the Davis Chorale invites the community to experience six sacred works by some of the most admired European composers in that genre, spanning five centuries. Centerpieces are the Easter cantata “Christ lag in Todes […]

‘The Light and Dark Arts: A Radical Magic Show’ presented through dance

“The Light and Dark Arts: A Radical Magic Show” at UC Davis looks closely at the ways in which secrets are embodied in today’s society, drawing parallels between magic acts and issues such as economic manipulation, political deception, vanishing resources and social transformation. It opens Thursday, May 28, in the Main Theatre in Wright Hall on […]