Southern flavor caps off Picnic in the Park

Catfish and the Crawdaddies bring their Americana roots music to the last Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. Catfish and the Crawdaddies — which includes Stan Powell (harmonica), Ray “Catfish” Copeland (lead guitar and vocals), […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fulks, Red Meat bring alt-country to The Palms Friday Oct. 19

By Kate Laddish Alternative-country songwriter and performer Robbie Fulks will be on “30 Rock” Thursday night and then Friday, Oct. 19, at 8:30 p.m., he’ll bring his music to The Palms, 13 Main St., in Winters. Fulks will perform as a duo with guitarist Robbie Gjersoe and then team up with rockabilly honky-tonkers Red Meat. Tickets are $20. […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Vini —Veni, Vidi, Vici

The California Legislature should declare “wine-tasting” the official state pastime. Nearly every fundraiser, for example, now has a wine-tasting component, often featuring local wines and their makers. We take for granted that wineries themselves offer their red, white and rosé beauties for potential customers to try. (Vineyards in a remote location? No problem, just open […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

House concert Nov. 3 benefits Friends of the River

N Street Music will host a benefit house concert at the N Street Cohousing common house on Saturday, Nov. 3. The show will feature three renowned guitarists — Magic Brook, Rex Richardson and J. Cedar Seeger — each playing solo acoustic sets of original music in support of Friends of the River, California’s statewide river […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Haunted Forest springs up in Winters for third year

The Winters Haunted Forest, 9084 Winters Road, returns for its third year of frights and fun bigger and scarier than ever. Designed for adults and teenagers, the Haunted Forest — which last year ran for four nights — is open for 10 nights this year, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays through Oct. […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Gala premiere for second season of Sundays at the I-House

Last year’s hugely successful series of musical fundraisers benefiting International House, Davis, returns with a new name for its next season of multicultural open-mic/featured performer events. All ages are invited to the gala Halloween-themed premiere from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, of Sundays at the I-House, 10 College Park. Last season’s shows spotlighted […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jane’s Addiction rocks at Mondavi on Saturday

That’s the ticket Who: Jane’s Addiction When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $49.50-$59.50; or 530-754-2787 In music trends, everything old is new again. Bands of the early 2000s made 1980s synth-pop cool. Now, ‘90s alternative rock is back in fashion. Who better to celebrate this trend than the originators […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo to play at Ketmoree

The world jazz sounds of Yolo Mambo can be heard from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ketmoree Thai Restaurant, 238 G St. in downtown Davis. Yolo Mambo blends spicy cha-cha, jazz, bossa nova, samba, salsa and folk with the dynamic vocals of Catherine LeBlanc in multiple languages. Completing the instrumental and vocal backing are […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

NPR’s music show ‘From the Top’ visits Mondavi, showcasing young talent

“From the Top,” NPR’s nationally syndicated showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Capital Public Radio, comes to the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall to record a radio broadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The show at Mondavi will highlight performances by teen and pre-teen performers who are astonishingly mature in musical terms. The show […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Contra dances resume, with free beginners’ lessons

All are welcome to enjoy contra dancing Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free beginners’ lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. and the dance follows at 8 p.m. The caller is Mavis McGaugh, and music is provided by Right to Parlay — Thomas Angell, Dane Miller, Dan Kluger and Mike Lewinski. A […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk jam planned Oct. 26 on Wyatt Deck

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

A night of blues at RootStock

The duo of Charles Oriel and Julia Simon — known as Chicken and Dumpling — will be singing the blues from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Chicken and Dumpling plays the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Muddy Waters, in addition to the […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jan Peters plays Monday at Village Homes

Jan Peters is the featured performer from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. The occasion is the monthly gathering of the Village Homes Performers Circle. Peters has lived in Davis for many years and performed with local artists Linda Book, Bill Scholer, Joe Craven, Sean […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Information night for junior highers interested in Madrigals

The Davis High Madrigal Singers invite junior high students to attend an information night/audition at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Choral Room (PA-8) at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Students participating in this outreach program will have the opportunity to attend several rehearsals with the Madrigals, culminating in a performance with the choir at the 44th annual Madrigal Dinner. […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,