Pianist Lara Downes, Build member Matt McBane to host online chat

The Mondavi Center for will host an online Google+ Hangout with pianist Lara Downes and Matt McBane of the indie-classical band Build at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. The Hangout will be an intimate conversation between Downes and McBane and online participants regarding the upcoming collaboration “Moving in Place,” which will premiere at the Mondavi […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

‘Snitch': An engaging surprise

“Snitch” 3.5 stars Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rafi Gavron, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Benjamin Bratt Rating: PG-13, for violence and drug content Dwayne Johnson adds dramatic heft to this ruthless cautionary tale By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Despite what’s suggested by the publicity art, “Snitch” is […]

Local artist to hold CD release concert

Local classical guitarist and songwriter Elizabeth Busch will present a CD release concert for her new album “Redemption’s Mystery” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in Davis. Busch will be joined by musical friends on strings, percussion, vocals and more. A suggested donation is $5 to […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD grad’s one-man show comes to Sacramento

UC Davis graduate Ben Moroski’s award-winning, one-man show on self-injury, “This Vicious Minute,” is being brought to Sacramento by KOLT Run Creations — an acclaimed fringe theater company — which continues its mission of telling untold stories. Ten to 30 percent of the population engage in self-injury — cutting, burning or hitting oneself — which can start […]

February 22, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The songs are the stars as Mitchell and Hamer perform in Davis

The Davis Live Music Collective present Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer with special guests Frank Fairfield and Tom Conlon in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E 14th St. Tickets are $16 in advance at Armadillo Music or davislivemusic.com. Tickets at the door are $20. Doors will open […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House presents ‘Tribute’

The Woodland Opera House will present the Bernard Slade play “Tribute,” beginning Friday, March 1, and running through Sunday, March 24. “Tribute” is the funny yet touching tale of Scottie Templeton, a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he’s everyone’s friend, nobody’s hero and a great womanizer who’s managed to […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Armstrong, Slim play at The Palms

Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong team up for a night of entertainment at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., in Winters. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.palmsplayhouse.com.

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music-filled March set at Monticello

Mandolin player and violinist Bob Wren will play from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays in March at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. The lone exception is Friday, March 15, which features Irish music from Bob and Donna Wren for St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturdays, Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from […]

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Generations of Artistry’ on display at YoloArts’ Gallery 625

The creativity of the county’s and region’s senior citizens will be highlighted throughout March at Gallery 625. The group exhibition on the gallery’s main floor, “Generations of Artistry,” will feature the paintings and photography of Claire Haag of Esparto, Florence Skiadas of Sacramento and Matt Connors and Ann Privateer of Davis. On the gallery’s second […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Artist-in-residence’s project to be performed at Wright Hall

“Flash: A New Choreography” — a poetic and multidisciplinary attempt to speak of painful memories, by Granada Artist-in-Residence Qudus Onikeku — runs from Thursday, March 7, to Sunday, March 17, in the Main Theatre of Wright Hall at UC Davis. Tickets are $17-$19 for general seating and $12-$14 for children and seniors. Performances are 8 […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Emerson Junior High presents ‘Mmmbeth’

Emerson Junior High theater group will perform “Mmmbeth,” a parody of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” which is typically bad luck to say outloud. Opening night is Friday and there is a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday in the multipurpose room, 2121 Calavaras Ave. There is a suggested donation of $5.

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Getting away from it all (but wine)

Newsletter finished, wine column written, beets pickled, I decided to take a day off from all things home, including computer time, cello practice and puttering about in the kitchen. There’s only one way to do this effectively: get out of town. Friday dawned warm and sunny. Even my half-hour walk to the train station at […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Improvised Shakespeare Company makes it up on the spot

The Improvised Shakespeare Company — which first visited the Mondavi Center in April 2012 — returns by popular demand at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, for a performance in Jackson Hall. Based on one audience suggestion (for instance, a title for a play that has yet to be written), the Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a new play […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Violinist Sarah Chang returns for Mondavi recital

That’s the ticket Who: Violinist Sarah Chang, with pianist Ashley Wass When: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35-$99 general, $17.59-$49.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Local music lovers with fairly l-o-n-g memories may recall Sarah Chang’s arrival as a recording artist in the 1990s. She appeared with the […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,