Holy musicals, Studio 301 presents ‘Bat Boy’

In the know What: “Bat Boy: The Musical” Where: Wyatt Pavilion Theatre, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Tickets: $12 general, $10 students Info: 530-752-2471 One would hardly think of the Weekly World News as a source for material to inspire a musical, but that’s exactly where Laurence O’Keefe, Keythe Farley and Brian […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Gallery 625 to host ‘YOLO: You Only Live Once’ exhibit

The call for art for the May exhibition at Gallery 625 posed several questions: “What does Yolo County mean to you?,” “What does ‘YOLO: You Only Live Once’ mean to you?” and “How do the two intersect?” The result was farm-themed murals, drawings, ceramics and photographs from youths and adults from throughout Yolo County. Sixth-grade students […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tha’ Dirt Feeling play Picnic in the Park

Tha Dirt Feelin brings its unique blend of hip hop and rock ‘n’ roll music to Picnic in the Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. The band — Colin Borges, left, rhythm guitar, flute and vocals; Chris Hunt, bass; Johnny Blaze, drums; Marque Cass, lead vocals; Martin Castillo, percussion and vocals; and Evan Daly, […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Honey Badgers at Thursday Live!

The Honey Badgers will headline this Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The Honey Badgers are a group of musicians who are all associated with Watermelon Music. They play a mix of Blues based music, including Rhythm & Blues. The band members are: Jeff Simons, co-owner of […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Pain & Gain': A brawny farce

“Pain & Gain” Four stars Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rebel Wilson, Rob Corddry, Bar Paly, Ken Jeong Rating: R, for strong violence, gore, profanity, nudity, crude sexual content and drug use Let’s face it: Some things could only happen in Florida! By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Truth […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Film Festival set to return for 10th anniversary

The 10th annual Davis Film Festival is slated for Sunday, June 23, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The two-day festival has been trimmed to one day, featuring a marathon of films from noon to 9 p.m. Feature-length films and shorts from around the world and Yolo County will be presented in […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists wrap up season with rare Handel cantata

Details Who: American Bach Soloists When: 7 p.m. Monday (with 6 p.m. pre-concert talk) Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $22-$60 general, $20-$55 seniors and students; www.americanbach.org, 415-621-7900 American Bach Soloists will wrap up their spring season in Davis with a vocal showcase at 7 p.m. Monday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St., […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Craft brewing is going global

Up until very recently all brewers of whatever ilk have more or less used the same raw materials. That is barley for making malt, malt itself and hops move in an ever-swirling global trade across the borders of countries and continents; those materials are grown and processed and brought to market by large international companies […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Gallery 1855 to show images by Monterey photographer Huntington Witherill

The May exhibit at Gallery 1855 in Davis is “Beyond the Ordinary: Photographs by Huntington Witherill” Born in Syracuse, NY, in 1949, Huntington Witherill moved with his family to California, in 1953, where he began training in classical music. With intentions of eventually becoming a concert pianist, Witherill entered college as a music major in […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sacramento Ballet visits Mondavi with mixed program of ‘Solos, Duets, and Trios’

The Sacramento Ballet ranks as one of that city’s greatest cultural treasures — but usually, Davis residents have to drive across the Yolo Causeway to see them. Not this week. The Sacramento Ballet will perform for three nights — beginning Thurseday — in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theater, with a program titled “Solos, Duets […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UC Davis Symphony to play Copland Clarinet Concerto, Sibelius Fifth Symphony

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will showcase faculty member Ann Lavin in the Clarinet Concerto by Aaron Copland, followed by the Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius — one of conductor Christian Baldini’s favorites — on Sunday, May 5. Baldini told The Enterprise: “It is wonderful to feature our incredibly talented faculty members in our concerts […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Malick’s ‘Days of Heaven’ to screen at Mondavi on May 6

Director Terrence Malick’s landmark film “Days of Heaven” (1978) will screen in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 6. Known for its lush visuals and period setting (in the early 1900s), “Days of Heaven” won an Oscar for Best Cinematography. The 94-minute  film tells the story of Bill (Richard Gere), […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Violinist, pianist perform Beethoven, Debussy, Janáchek

Rising young violinist Elena Urioste will be joined by pianist Gabriela Martinez at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. An alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Urioste completed graduate studies at the Juilliard School, has appeared on the popular public radio series “From the Top” and has performed […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,