Shakespeare Reading Group returns for the fall

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s Shakespeare Reading Group is up and running again on the first Wednesday of each month. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Selections include “Romeo and Juliet” on Oct. 3, “Coriolanus” on Nov. 7 and “Hamlet” on Dec. 5. To participate, […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cash Tribute singer makes a stop at RootStock

Vacaville singer/guitarist Denis Colleret will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. In 2007, Colleret became the lead guitarist for James Garner’s Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash Tribute. His influences include Cash, Merle Haggard, Don Gibson, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Roy Nichols. Colleret started working in […]

September 27, 2012 | 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 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 join your fellow […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Students can snag half-price tickets Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis will release held tickets to UCD students between noon and 6 p.m. The Mondavi Center holds back up to 10 percent of the house for each Jackson Hall performance that otherwise would sell out during the subscription phase. More information […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill on Thursday

Back by popular demand, Mike Justis and Steve O’Neill will perform at Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Performing folk, rock and blues in just the right proportions, Justis adds spice that only a harmonica can provide, accompanied by O’Neill on bass. This week, the duo will be […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Thursday Live! jazzes things up Oct. 4

Three of the top jazz entertainers in the Sacramento area — Tony Passarell Trio, Eve West Bessier and the Ross Hammond Trio — will kick start Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Passarell is a Sacramento-based […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Soroptimists host performance of ‘The Miracle Worker’

Soroptimists throughout the Sacramento region will present a performance of “The Miracle Worker” by the Sacramento Theatre Company, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The gala at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, will include wine (one glass included with ticket purchase), music, silent auction, the play, dessert and a “meet and greet” with […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Trouble with the Curve': Just about outta the park

“Trouble with the Curve” Four stars Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick Rating: PG-13, and perhaps too harshly, for occasional profanity and one sexual reference Even the most familiar material will become vibrant in the hands of seasoned pros. Randy Brown’s impressive debut script for “Trouble with the Curve” […]

Julie and the Jukes at Picnic in the Park

Julie and the Jukes bring the classic blues of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The band, which consists of Julia Simon (bass and vocals), Stan Powell (harmonica), […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble opens with ‘Macbeth: The Radio Play’

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble kicks off its third season with “Macbeth: The Radio Play,” an original version of Shakespeare’s haunting tragedy that will offer the audience an engrossing sonic experience. The ensemble will be inspired by the format of 1930s radio plays, featuring unique live sound effects and an original score by Richard Chowenhill. This production […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Stage, sound and light class offered by city

The city of Davis Community Services Division is offering a beginning-level technical class for stage, sound and light, Oct. 1-5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. “This is a class that will help you take your garage band or performing troupe to the next level,” a news […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

San Francisco Symphony to mark Mondavi’s 10th anniversary with Mahler, new work

The San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas — who played the dedicatory gala at the Mondavi Center in October 2002 — will return at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, for another visit, as part of the Mondavi Center’s 10th anniversary events. On the program will be Gustav Mahler’s sprawling Symphony No. 5 […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Sacramento Ballet to perform twice in Davis

Double the dance What: Sacramento Ballet’s “Inside the Directors’ Studio” When: Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Cost: $15 What: Sacramento Ballet’s “Discover Dance” When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. Cost: $10 children, $20 adults Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Info: The Sacramento Ballet is partnering with the Davis Art Center […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,