Cabaret’s new offering has something for everyone

Check it out What: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” When: Wednesday through Nov. 18 Where: The Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$43; 916-557-1999 It would be difficult, if not impossible, not to find something to relate to in Sacramento’s Cosmopolitan Cabaret’s sparkling, delightful new production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” This […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Feiffer’s famous cartoons are basis of free Sunday performance at Mondavi

The free event at the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday — “The Dancer Films Live Event” — is part concert, part cartoon, part dance performance and part family event. There’s a film angle, too. To explain: Newspaper readers of a certain age may recall the weekly syndicated comic strip by Jules Feiffer, which tended […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Davis to crown local ‘Idol’ on Saturday

Join Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, for an evening of musical entertainment at Davis’ own “Community Idol.” The competition for talented local vocalists — including a prominent City Council member — will be held in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Contestants will have […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alexander String Quartet marks Mondavi anniversary with Schubert series

That’s the ticket What: Alexander String Quartet When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $54 general, $27 students, or 530-754-2787 The Alexander String Quartet — a regular visitor at the Mondavi Center since the venue was dedicated in fall 2002 — takes up the string […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Woodland hosts First Friday Art Walk as part of Artober

Downtown Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk on Oct. 5 will be part of a celebration of the monthlong “Artober” National Arts and Humanities month, in tandem with similar events going on throughout the Yolo-Sacramento region. More than a dozen art galleries, businesses and restaurants will exhibit art and host live music and entertainment in downtown […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Custom Neon at Sundstrom Hill Winery

Visitors to Sundstrom Hill Winery on Saturday will enjoy wine tastings and music by Custom Neon from noon to 4 p.m. The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Custom Neon is based in Davis and Sacramento; the band’s repertoire includes classic rock and rock ‘n’ roll favorites from the 1960s, ’70s, […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Quilt show at Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

Throughout October, “Quilt Whimsy” — a collection of quilts from the UC Davis’ Craft Center Textile Arts Program — will be on display at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. The center, which is next to the Mondavi Center, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo adds spark to Picnic in the Park

Yolo Mambo — which includes Phil Summers, guitar and vocals; Catherine Leblanc, flute, ukulele and vocals; Carla Campbell, percussion and vocals; Steve O’Neil, bass and vocals — will perform its spicy cha-cha, jazz, bossa nova, samba, salsa and folk music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. LeBlanc’s vocals in languages […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series screens ‘The First Grader’

“The First Grader,” a 2010 UK/USA/Kenya collaboration film directed by Justin Chadwick, 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 […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Hotel Transylvania': Monster Mash

“Hotel Transylvania” Four stars Starring (voices only): Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, CeeLo Green, Jon Lovitz Rating: PG, for mild rude humor and some scary images Funniest sight-gag I’ve seen in years: The Invisible Man attempting to convey a clue during a spirited round […]

UCD dance troupe opens season with tricks and treats

Check it out What: “The Haunt” at Wright Hall When: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28, and Tuesday through Wednesday, Oct. 30-31; hauntings are every 15 minutes between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.; dancing is from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Where: Various locations in Wright Hall at UC Davis Cost: $15 ($10 for dance only) Tickets: Sold only […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center announces free outdoor concerts

A series of free outdoor concerts in the Corin Courtyard outside the Mondavi Center begins Friday evening with The West Nile Ramblers, a Davis band, playing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. They are celebrating the release of their new CD, “Western Garage & Country Noir.” Food will be available for purchase from Shah’s Halal food […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to sing interfaith vespers service on October 7

The Davis Chorale, led by conductor Alison Skinner, will perform an Interfaith Vespers Service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis. This free one-hour concert will feature choral music, solos, ensembles and congregational hymns celebrating the music of many faiths. Included will be works by Felix Mendelssohn, […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

DMTC’s ‘Chicago’ wins top awards at Ellys

The Davis Musical Theatre Company was the big winner at the 30th annual Elly Awards on Sunday, taking home the award for the best musical for last fall’s spectacular production of “Chicago.” It was DMTC’s sixth win for overall production. The company took home the award for “Sweeney Todd” in 1985, for “Follies” in 1989, […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,