DCC hosts Christmas and Advent concert

The community is invited to ring in the holiday season will an Advent and Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. The church’s Chancel Choir, Chamber Choir, Bell Choir and Worship Band will perform, and those gathered will have a chance to sing […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sweet sounds of the season

The Davis Children’s Chorale, under the direction of Janie Howard Knudsen with director emeritus Rachel Kessler, will present its holiday concert featuring the music of Bach, Vivaldi and Irving Berlin, with a carol sing-along. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Donations […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baseball photo exhibit in West Sacramento

“Playing Their Dream,” a collection of photographs of minor league baseball by Charles Vincent McDonald, will be on display from Dec. 18 through January at Gallery 1075 at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. “(The collection depicts) the color and design of the game — and the character of the men involved […]

January 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cajun sounds heard at The Palms

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will provide Cajun-flavored and irresistibly danceable music at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at The Palms Playhouse. Tickets are $20. Violinist/composer Tom Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco music scene to form Tom Rigney & Flambeau. The band specializes in blazing Cajun and zydeco […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert benefits Fourth and Hope

West Valley Chorus will present its holiday show, “Giving Back to the Community,” benefiting Fourth and Hope, formerly the Yolo Wayfarer Center. The show begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at The New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave., Woodland. Admission is a $5 donation plus two cans of food. There are 35 active […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Get into the holiday spirit with DMTC’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

What: “A Christmas Carol” Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive When: Through Dec. 9, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays Cost: $18 general, $16 students/seniors Info: www.dmtc.org or 530-756-3682 It helps to understand that the version of “A Christmas Carol” by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: This Thanksgiving, be thankful for small things

A bottle of beer is unlikely to be on the list of things for which you are thankful this Thanksgiving Day. Despite the many extraordinary positive qualities of the beverage — including, for example, its nutritional value and contributions to good health — it will not rise much above the invisible. And, more than likely, […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Village Homes Performers’ Circle celebrates 20 years

Local musicians will unite Monday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Village Homes Performers’ Circle in Davis. Twenty years ago this month, Peter Dyer founded the Performers’ Circle in his Village Homes living room. A longtime Davis musician and community activist who now lives in New Zealand, Dyer wanted to try something new to bring […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD Concert Band takes audience on trip through a time warp

The UC Davis Concert Band, directed by Pete Nowlen, will travel a bit through time and space during their performance on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Included will be a sonic journey to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, which included exhibits designed to demonstration the newly discovered uses of electricity […]

November 20, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged , ,

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ in Winters

What: “Miracle on 34th Street” Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters When: Through Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $10 general, $6 seniors and students Info: 530-795-4014 Christmas has come early to Winters, beating even the venerable old Macy’s Thanksgiving parade by a week. “Miracle on 34th Street,” […]

November 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House presents the holiday comedy ‘Inspecting Carol’

The Woodland Opera House presents the holiday comedy “Inspecting Carol” beginning Friday, Nov. 30, and running at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays through Dec. 23. There is an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. This comedy is “A Christmas Carol” meets “The Government Inspector” meets “Noises Off” […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Here We Come A’Caroling’ with Woodland Chamber Singers

The Woodland Chamber Singers will present their annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland The 75 members of the chorus, along with Artistic Director Lenore Turner Heinson and accompanist Lori Jarvey, will present a program […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sunday(s) @ I-House offers cultural exchange

The second season of Sunday(s) @ I-House, an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, continues with more cross-cultural open-mic performances of music and spoken word from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at I-House, 10 College Park. A featured performer will be highlighted with a 30-minute set in the middle of the evening. Mother-daughter performers […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Sessions': The power of love

By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic “The Sessions” Five stars Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Adam Arkin, Annika Marks, Rhea Perlman Rating: R, for strong sexuality, graphic nudity and sexual candor Berkeley-based poet, author and journalist Mark O’Brien died in 1999, just shy of his 50th birthday. His collections of […]