Ringing and singing planned at local church

Have you ever wondered how it feels to ring a handbell? Or have you longed to sing in harmony with others? The Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, will open its doors to musically curious members of the community March 22-24 for a no-cost event featuring handbell ringing and choral singing. Barbara Meixner, […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble present ‘Nightingale’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble presents the original play “Nightingale,” inspired by Marie de France’s poem “Laüstic.” “Nightingale” is a physical theater piece that weaves its story from medieval poetry to blog site entries to shadow puppets. “Nightingale,” directed by Gia Battista, gives voice to silent stories and silenced perspectives. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baroque works featured in Saturday concert

The UC Davis Early Music Ensemle, conducted by William David Cooper, and the Baroque Chamber Ensemble, directed by Phebe Craig and Michael Sand, will perform together at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin. 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Featured will be two pieces by J.S. Bach — “Lobet den Herrn, alle […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Flash': deeply moving choreographed trip through life

In the know What: “Flash: A New Choreography” Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $17-$19 general, $12-$14 students, children and seniors Info: Call 530-754-2787 or visit tickets.mondaviarts.org “Flash: A New Choreography” is the latest work created and choreographed by Qudus Onikeku, UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Modern ‘Dream’ delivers old-school fun

Check it out What: “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” Where: Mainstage Theater, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 20; 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 21; 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 22; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 24 Tickets: $15-$38 Information: Call 916-443-6722 […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

All-Star student ensemble to give free courtyard performance

Jazz fans can enjoy a free outdoor concert in the Mondavi Center’s outdoor Corin Courtyard on Tuesday, March 19, as a lead-in to a performance indoors by the Jazz for Lincoln Center Orchestra. Featured at the outdoor event will be the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars — a seven-person ensemble that includes guitarist Noah Wolfe from […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

New troupe stages timely production of royal tragedy

The recently formed Shakespeare-On-a-Shoestring (SOS) troupe from the UC Davis department of theater and dance will present its inaugural production of Shakespeare’s classic drama, “Richard III,” this weekend in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Early arrival is advised, given limited […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Baldini to conduct Camellia Orchestra this weekend

Christian Baldini of the UC Davis faculty will conduct his Sacramento orchestra — the Camellia Symphony — at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center. The program will feature American music from the 20th century, including Leonard Bernstein’s lively “Candide” Overture, George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on 25th anniversary tour

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by trumpeter and music director Wynton Marsalis, is in the midst of the group’s 25th anniversary tour. The orchestra will perform in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. This 15-member group has drawn big audiences for its past performances in Davis, having established […]

March 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

March madness hits Davis Art Center

Dancers at the Davis Art Center will mark the mad month of March with a Dancer’s Showcase on Saturday. Spanning both dance studios and the indoor stage at the Art Center, 1919 F St., this free event gives would-be dancers a sneak peek at the many ways to move at the center. From 4 to […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

BeauSoleil brings irresistible Cajun music, new CD to The Palms

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, a beloved Cajun band, will bring its irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Thursday for a CD release party for “From Bamako to Carencro.” Tickets are $25. Heralded by luminaries ranging from Bob Dylan (“That’s my kind of music!”) to Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor (“BeauSoleil […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Anne Miller’s work on display at Gallery 1855

Anne Miller’s “Selections from the Street Play Collection” — an exhibition of the photographic works — will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout April at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. The public is invited to a free open house and artist’s reception from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a feast for ears and eyes

That’s the ticket What: “Beauty and the Beast” Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. When: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $19-$86 Info: 916-557-1999 There were a lot of sleepy little princesses leaving the Sacramento Community Center Theater on opening night of “Beauty and the Beast.” This is […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters produces some enjoyable ‘Nunsense’

Check it out What: “Nunsense” Where: Winters Theatre Company, 201 Railroad Ave, Winters When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $10 general, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under Info: Visit [email protected] or call 530-795-4014 Dan Goggin apparently enjoyed his Catholic school upbringing so much that he decided to honor […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,