DMTC sets auditions for young performers’ ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre announced auditions for its upcoming production of “Charlotte’s Web.” Helen Spangler will direct this musical version of E.B. White’s childhood favorite that tells the story of the blossoming friendship between Wilbur, Fern’s little pig, and Charlotte, the nurturing spider. There are a wide range of roles available for […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats bring award-winning blues to The Palms

Sacramento-based Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will bring their harmonica- and guitar-driven blues to The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20. Singer/harmonica player/songwriter Estrin ranks among the top harp players in the blues world. His work on the reeds is at once deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sundays at I-House celebrates first year

The second season of Sundays @ I-House, an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, continues with its first anniversary celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at I-House, 10 College Park. Sundays at I-House offer cross-cultural performances of music and spoken word. The anniversary event will feature open-mic performers, in 30-minute segments, with […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DiMicele to give acoustic performance

Alice DeMicele will give a free acoustic performance at noon Sunday, March 10, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1715 Anderson Road. DiMicele has been playing her blend of Americana, groove folk and acoustic soul across the United States for more than 23 years. Her music celebrates the natural world and the people in it. She is […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Artery plays host to mugging

“Mugs & Mugs” by Rebecca Bresnick Holmes and Shannon Marie Moore is an intriguing take on the mug, featuring more than 100 thrown mugs and a collection of graphite drawings inspired by vintage mug shots. Their show will be on display at The Artery’s gallery, 207 G St., from March 8 through April 2. Moore […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Indian music spotlighted at I-House

The Nada Brahma Music Ensemble will perform an evening of raga and tala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The group’s focus is to discover the common roots of Hindustani and Karnatak music and perform common ragas found in both traditions. All of their music is 95 […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘A Separation’ to be screened by International Film Series

“A Separation,” a 2011 Irani film directed by Asghar Farhadi, will be screened Friday 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 p.m. There is no […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pianist Lara Downes, Build member Matt McBane to host online chat

The Mondavi Center for will host an online Google+ Hangout with pianist Lara Downes and Matt McBane of the indie-classical band Build at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. The Hangout will be an intimate conversation between Downes and McBane and online participants regarding the upcoming collaboration “Moving in Place,” which will premiere at the Mondavi […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

‘Snitch': An engaging surprise

“Snitch” 3.5 stars Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rafi Gavron, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Benjamin Bratt Rating: PG-13, for violence and drug content Dwayne Johnson adds dramatic heft to this ruthless cautionary tale By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Despite what’s suggested by the publicity art, “Snitch” is […]

Local artist to hold CD release concert

Local classical guitarist and songwriter Elizabeth Busch will present a CD release concert for her new album “Redemption’s Mystery” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in Davis. Busch will be joined by musical friends on strings, percussion, vocals and more. A suggested donation is $5 to […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD grad’s one-man show comes to Sacramento

UC Davis graduate Ben Moroski’s award-winning, one-man show on self-injury, “This Vicious Minute,” is being brought to Sacramento by KOLT Run Creations — an acclaimed fringe theater company — which continues its mission of telling untold stories. Ten to 30 percent of the population engage in self-injury — cutting, burning or hitting oneself — which can start […]

February 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The songs are the stars as Mitchell and Hamer perform in Davis

The Davis Live Music Collective present Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer with special guests Frank Fairfield and Tom Conlon in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E 14th St. Tickets are $16 in advance at Armadillo Music or Tickets at the door are $20. Doors will open […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House presents ‘Tribute’

The Woodland Opera House will present the Bernard Slade play “Tribute,” beginning Friday, March 1, and running through Sunday, March 24. “Tribute” is the funny yet touching tale of Scottie Templeton, a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he’s everyone’s friend, nobody’s hero and a great womanizer who’s managed to […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Armstrong, Slim play at The Palms

Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong team up for a night of entertainment at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., in Winters. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,