Local favorites headline ninth annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ concert

As Christmas trees are going up and menorah are being lit, another holiday tradition is nearing: the “Home for the Holidays” concert. Tickets are on sale now for the ninth annual community concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. This year’s lineup includes Joe Craven, “Little […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Anna Karenina': A tale oddly told

‘Anna Karenina’ Three stars Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams Rating: R, and rather harshly, for mild sexuality and dramatic intensity Tolstoy’s venerable saga can’t stand up to a wealth of directorial flourishes By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Artistic vision is captivating — […]

Pence Gallery plans juried fine craft exhibit

The Pence Gallery will host is first juried exhibit of fine craft in February. It is open to all artists currently residing in California. Fine craft includes work that is cutting-edge and has the highest standard of workmanship; and work that is innovative in its use of materials and aesthetic vision. Media may include metal, […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vocal Art Ensemble takes listeners to the East

This holiday season, the Vocal Art Ensemble, under the direction of Tracia Barbieri, will perform the sounds of the East through song and instrumentation. The ensemble, a 22-member a cappella choir, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave., Sacramento; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Woodland Presbyterian […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Australian dance company visits Studio Theatre for three nights

So you think you can dance? This week, the Australian dance company known as Lucy Guerin Inc. will offer a piece titled “Untrained” — a quirky and irreverent theatrical exploration that takes its performers and its audience into a new and undefined experience. Four men take to the stage. Two of these men are highly skilled, experienced […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

UC Davis Jazz Bands play concert Wednesday

The UC Davis Jazz Bands, under the direction of Delbert Bump, will give a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are $12 general, $8 for students, available through www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 or at the door.

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Gallery 625 showcases Chuck Warner

“World of Chuck Warner: A Celebration of Art” will run through Jan. 30 at Gallery 625, the public art gallery curated by YoloArts at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The exhibit’s opening reception, sponsored by Roth Ranch, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, coinciding with downtown Woodland’s […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series screens ‘A Shine of Rainbows’

“A Shine of Rainbows,” a 2009 Canadian-Irish film directed by Vic Sarin, will be screened Friday, Dec. 7, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 […]

December 06, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD a cappella group hosts concert

The Liquid Hotplates, a coed a cappella group at UC Davis, is hosting Alotta Cappella from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Science Lecture Hall 123 on campus. Alotta Cappella features The Lounge Lizards, The Spokes, The Afterglow, Jhankaar and the hosts. Tickets will be available at the Aggie Ticket Office for $5 […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music continues in December at Monticello

Local residents will enjoy a side of classical or jazz with their December meal at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, guests will hear Bob Wren on the octave mandolin and violin. Ken Kemmerling plays the piano from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Piano, violin or […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Spangler Band plays RootStock on Dec. 7

The Spangler Band — which includes Adam Estell on bass and vocals, Chris Reilly on drums and vocals, Helen Spangler on piano/keyboard and vocals and Tim Spangler on guitar and vocals — will play at RootStock in downtown Winters from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The group writes all of their songs, which […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Danú brings Irish Christmas music to Mondavi

The six-member Celtic music ensemble Danú brings traditional Irish Christmas tunes to the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, with “An Nollaig in Éirinn,” a program that will be drawn from a set list that includes the jig “Apples in Winter/The Frost is All Over”; a Breton lullaby, from the Brittany region of northern France, which was […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Mondavi to screen British film noir classic based on Graham Greene story

The Mondavi Center’s Focus on Film series continues Monday with a screening of the 1948 black-and-white British film noir classic “The Fallen Idol” in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 7 p.m. Directed by Sir Carol Reed, who got an Oscar nomination for his work, with a screenplay by the well-traveled novelist (and undercover British intelligence agent) […]

November 30, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Holiday wine giving with a local twist

Our Thanksgiving dinner discussion always includes a segment on the ever-perplexing subject of holiday gift-giving. None us wants to give up on the practice entirely but neither do we want to participate in the Black Friday frenzy or to accumulate more “stuff.” On the other hand, we want to support our local economies. We usually […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,