Carolyn Wonderland brings vibrant blues to The Palms on Thursday

Texas-based blueswoman Carolyn Wonderland combines soulful vocals, tremendous guitar-playing, diverse songwriting and a thoroughly engaging stage presence into a deliciously potent whole. Wonderland and her band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. Wonderland’s most defining characteristics as a musician and performer are her […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear banjos at Atria Covell Gardens

The Sacramento Banjo Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Band members play four-string banjos, with clear melody supported by strummed chords, similar to riverboat or Dixieland jazz bands. The concert is free and open to the public.

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Multi-media exhibit on display at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of the photo-based, three-dimensional mixed-media artistic works of Judith Monroe is on display at Gallery 1855 throughout March. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There is a free open house and artist’s reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery 1855 is in the Davis Cemetery […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski unveils newest community project

Choreographer Pamela Trokanski and the dancers of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage present “Serendipity, Parallel Universes, and Opening Pandora’s Box.” The performance opens at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, and continues with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, March 22-23. The piece began as an experiment in community choreography, with a […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters theater holds auditions

Auditions for the Winters Theatre Company’s mystery dinner theater production of “An Audition For A Murder” by Lee Mueller will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 4, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. The play calls for seven women and five men, ages 18 and older. Performance […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enroll now for summer Mini-Musicals mini-camps

It’s time now to enroll in two summer Manville Mini-Musicals mini-camps, which will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 15-26, and Aug. 5-16. The camps will end with a performance on the evening of the last day of rehearsal. The first week of rehearsals will take place in the Club Room […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme Theatre Company to hold auditions

Acme Theatre Company invites all ninth- to 12th-grade students to audition for its upcoming spring productions of “The Big Guns: Or, Whose Little Lily is She?” and “Bullshot Crummond.” “The Big Guns” is Western radio play full of cowboys, outlaws and saloon girls. “Bullshot Crummond” is zany, loving parody of the British pulp detective-heroes of […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Musicians jazz up Square Tomatoes

Ephraim George and Ken Kemmerling will play 1920s and ’30s jazz from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair in Central Park. George, who plays the clarinet, is a veteran of the San Francisco jazz scene of the ’50s and ’60s, and Kemmerling, who plays the piano and sings, […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD Band performs at Mondavi on March 13

Details What: UC Davis Concert Band When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12 general, $8 students;, 530-754-2787 The UC Davis Concert Band will give its Winter Quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Downtown Art Walk map available; tour set Friday

Local residents can take a guided tour of downtown artwork at 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon with 10 painters and muralists, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. The group will meet at the gallery at First and E streets and will follow the new Davis Art Walk map. The map is now available […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Quartet': A beautiful noise

“Quartet” Four stars Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith Rating: PG-13, and rather stupidly, for brief strong language Strong ensemble cast highlights gentle drama about second chances By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Music fills almost every frame of “Quartet,” whether created vicariously by this delightful story’s many […]

Irish-American band Solas releases new CD with concert

Solas, a quintessential Irish-American band, returns to The Palms Playhouse for a CD release concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20. The band will be celebrating the release of their new album “Shamrock City” with a special multi-media concert. “Shamrock City” explores the true story of bandleader Seamus Egan’s great-great-uncle Michael Conroy who emigrated […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Holoman returns to podium to conduct Elgar’s oratorio

Check it out What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus and Alumni Chorus, conducted by D. Kern Holoman When: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students;, 530-754-2787 Conductor D. Kern Holoman — who retired as conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Sac Choral Society performs at cathedral on March 10

The Sacramento Choral Society will present one of its “Stained Glass Concerts” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. The program will include spirituals, chant and folk songs by contemporary composers like Morton Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre, as well as Baroque-era masters like G.P. […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,