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 ,

Yolo Mambo to play free show in Mondavi’s Corin Courtyard

Yolo Mambo, the popular local foursome, will give a free outdoor performance at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the Corin Courtyard on the north side of the Mondavi Center, prior to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 8 p.m. performance. The transglobal rhythms of Yolo Mambo draw on musical currents from  Brazil, Cuba, […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Oklahoma’ will sweep audiences away

That’s the ticket What: “Oklahoma!” Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, through May 12 Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors and students (Plus $2 facility fee) Info: Call 530-756-3682, visit A big “Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-d-ee-ay!” to Davis Musical Theater Company for its energetic opening weekend […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Justis comes to Wine’d Down

Singer, songwriter Mike Justis brings his brand of folk, blues and Americana music from 5 to 7 p.m. to Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery. He will be joined by a Sundstrom Hill favorite, bassist Steve “The Great” O’Neill. Together, they have a dedicated following in the barrel room and have often played to […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate spring at Sundays at I-House

The second season of Sundays at I-House, a unique on-going fundraiser benefitting International House Davis, 10 College Park, concludes its Celebration of Spring offering with more cross-cultural open-mic performances of music and spoken word beginning at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. The evening’s featured performer is local musician Jackie Carroll, who kicks things off at 8 p.m. […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mumbo Gumbo rocks Youth Day at The Palms

Northern California favorite Mumbo Gumbo will bring its big, joyful sound to The Palms in Winters at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, for a Youth Day dance party. Tickets are $20. Mumbo Gumbo is fronted by first-rate singer/songwriters Chris Webster and Tracy Walton. Moving back and forth between Webster’s sly, sometimes melancholy explorations of romance […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis flutist features in Sacramento concert

Davis resident Sue Sheya will be the featured performer for the Music at Noon Concert Series in Sacramento at noon May 1  at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. in Sacramento. Since 2002, audiences have entered Westminster’s beautiful Byzantine-Romanesque sanctuary every week for free music. This long-running concert series is generally booked more than […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme brings out ‘The Big Guns’

Acme Theatre Company presents as part of its 33rd anniversary season “The Big Guns: Or, Whose Little Lily Is She?” by Andrew J. Fenady and Duke Fenady. This show is a salute to the golden age of radio and the widely popular radio shows of the 1930s and ’40s. With songs and smoking six-shooters, “The […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Gallery 1855 hosts an exhibit beyond ordinary

“Beyond the Ordinary,” an exhibition of the photographic works of Huntington Witherill, will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout  May. There is a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Gallery 1855 is in the Davis Cemetery District Office,  820 Pole Line Road. For more […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,