Double bill to light show plus jazz-funk trio

The Mondavi Center will host an unusual double bill — featuring a 1960s-style psychedelic light show, as well as a set by veteran jazz-funk trio Medeski, Martin and Wood — on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. The Joshua Light Show draws on the experience of media designer Joshua White, who designed lighting at the […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Arlo Guthrie to offer solo concert as tribute to his father Woody

Throughout his own career, Arlo Guthrie (born in 1947), has honored his late father, Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), in song as well as in life. During last year’s centennial observance of Woody’s birthday, Arlo embarked on a new solo tour, titled “Here Comes The Kid,” which extends through 2013. This continues the celebration of Woody Guthrie’s […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale moves to Brunelle for Saturday concert featuring classics, recent works

That’s the ticket What: Davis Chorale, performing Bach, Mozart and two recent compositions by Ola Gjeilo When: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students, $20 for priority seating, available from Chorale members; at Watermelon Music, 207 E St.; or at the […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sketching/watercolor workshop offered at Pence

Instructor David Lobenberg, adjunct art professor at Sacramento City College, will lead students in the fine art of easy and elegant sketching overlaid with colorful watercolor washes to create personalized artistic “snapshots.” The two-day class will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, April 7 and 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. […]

April 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

What in the … Blue Blazes at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday

Blue Blazes will play their blend of ’50s rockabilly and blues, with a few ’60s surf instrumentals for good measure, starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. The family-friendly celebration is part of the Davis Farmers Market, which is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Blue Blazes features Dave Atkinson (lead guitar […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC holds auditions for ‘Cats’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical “Cats.” Auditions will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday April 21, and Monday, April 22. Callbacks will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The show is directed by Steve Isaacson, with choreography by Pam Lourentzos. All auditions and performances are at DMTC’s Performing […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mixed-media exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

A reception for the artists featured in the Craft Center Gallery’s current exhibition, “Crafting on the Clock,” is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the gallery in the South Silo Building on the UC Davis campus. The mixed-media exhibit features works by current and recent Craft Center managers and has been on display […]

May 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Stoker': A chilling family affair

“Stoker” 3.5 stars Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich Rating: R, for violence, disturbing sexual content and brief nudity Unhealthy relationships fuel this macabre, provocative thriller By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic In Chan-wook Park’s corrosive view of the universe, blood isn’t merely thicker than water; it positively […]

Davis High alum Chris Clark releases jazz album featuring original tunes

Davis High alumnus Chris Clark, a 2005 graduate, has released a jazz album titled “Cedar Wisely” on the Songlines label. Clark grew up in Davis — his parents still live here — and attended West Davis Elementary, Willett Elementary, Emerson Junior High and Davis High. He played with multiple school ensembles and was a pianist […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

YoloArts’ Gallery 625 hosts ‘Go Figure’ exhibit

YoloArts and Gallery 625 present a group exhibition of new works featuring 11 artists from Yolo County and the region on the gallery’s main floor. The show, “Go Figure,” is a mixed-media study of the human figure in the landscape in a wide range of media. The regional artists featured in the show are Victoria […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alexander String Quartet, lecturer Robert Greenberg mark 10th anniversary at Mondavi

The Alexander String Quartet and lecturer Robert Greenberg — who have been regulars at the Mondavi Center since the performing arts complex was dedicated in 2002 — will mark their 10th anniversary at the venue with a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14. The concert will feature two works that are extremely diverse in […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Auburn Symphony visits Mondavi with prize-winning pianist

A celebrated guest artist will appear with the Auburn Symphony for the Placer County orchestra’s annual visit to the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Pianist Chu-Fang Huang, the 2011 winner of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, among other accolades, will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor at the […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi to host screening of three one-act operas by Puccini

The Mondavi Center will host what you could call a trifecta — a high-definition screening of three one-act operas by Puccini — at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Jackson Hall. Grouped under the title “Il Trittico,” the program offers a broadcast of the San Francisco Opera’s highly regarded productions of “Il Tabarro,” “Suor Angelica” […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of brew: How beer gave us civilization

A nicely colored illustration in the New York Times of March 17 shows two dozen or so Neanderthal-looking folk enjoying a party; they have ample supplies of beer in kegs, bottles and cans, many of which, empty, litter the landscape. It looks like any ordinary stand-up cocktail party or fraternity kegger with people gathered in […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,