Young performers vie for Mondavi Center honors

Check it out What: Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition When: Competition rounds Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; winners concert Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $15-$35 general, $7.50-$17.50 students;, 530-754-2787 The seventh annual Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition will be judged next weekend — and […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Riggity Jig lends authentic flair to St. Paddy’s celebration

Local residents are invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, with an evening of Irish music and traditional fare at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The restaurant will offer traditional dishes with a Czech twist, as well as its full menu, accompanied by music from local Celtic […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz Roots concert on Wednesday

“Jazz Roots: A Historical Perspective of an American Cultural Legacy,” a musical program with Ken Kemmerling, piano, and Donna Wren, violin, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Atria Covell Garden, 1111 Alvarado Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 530-758-0700.

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Citizens Who Care concert has extra-special meaning this year

Check it out What: “Yes, Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby” When: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $35 Info:, 530-758-3704 When the performers step onto the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage for the 21st annual Citizens Who Care Concert, there will be two big […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art shows highlight Woodland event

The Senior Art Show and “ReXpo”  will be on display from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. The YMCA Wellness and Fitness Center also will host an open house and the Senior Center Inc.’s White Elephant Thrift Store will be open. There will be […]

February 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD grad’s art on display in Sacramento

An exhibition of recent works by UC Davis graduate Phil Amrhein titled “Seeing Black,” continuing his exploration of the void, will be on display March 2-31 at the Axis Gallery, 1517 19th St. in Sacramento. This new series of black paintings explores the relationship between brushed line work and fields of sprayed paint, Amrhein said. […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lonesome River Band brings award-winning bluegrass to The Palms

Since forming 30 years ago, the Virginia-based quintet Lonesome River Band has been one of the most popular and influential acts in bluegrass. Lonesome River Band will make its debut at The Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20. Since its 1991 breakout CD “Carrying The Tradition,” Lonesome River Band has been […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Electric slide guitarists bring black gospel to Mondavi

That’s the ticket What: Robert Randolph presents The Slide Brothers When: 8 p.m. Friday, with a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25-$59 general, $12.50-$29.50 students;, 530-754-2787 Friday’s concert at the Mondavi Center by The Slide Brothers brings together several performers in a black gospel […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

‘Tis a pity poor directing overshadows strong performances

Check it out What: ” ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” Where: Science Lab Building Lecture Hall, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Cost: $5 Information: 530-752-1915 I find myself on the horns of a dilemma about Studio 301’s production of “Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” playing at the UC Davis Science and Lecture […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert to raise funds for Yolo Hospice

Andrew Corbett, with special guests Joe Craven and Laura Sandage, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The concert is a fundraiser for the Davis-based nonprofit Yolo Hospice. Yolo Hospice provides expert and compassionate hospice care, community bereavement support and public education […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage returns for four-night run at Mondavi

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage — who left a favorable impression with Mondavi Center audiences when he appeared with violinist/fiddler Mark O’Connor in 2010 — returns for a four-night visit next month. Lage will perform Wednesday through Saturday, March 6-9, in Mondavi’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, appearing with his group, which features cellist Aristides Rivas, percussionist Tupac […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists present rare sounds

Check it out Who: American Bach Soloists When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, with a 6 p.m. pre-concert talk by musician Deborah Nagy Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $22-$60 general, $20-$55 seniors and students;, 415-621-7900 Two Baroque-era instruments that are rarely encountered in the present day — the viola d’amore and the oboe […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Free concerts announced for Solano County Fair

The Solano County Fair will continue its tradition of providing the best summer entertainment value in the area with five nights of headline concert entertainment included free with the price of admission during the Solano County Fair, July 31-Aug. 4. Scheduled bands include eclectic funk band WAR (Aug. 1), R&B legends The Spinners (Aug. 2) […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Spring singing starts this week

The Free Range Singers will begin the first of two six-week spring sessions on Tuesday. The group meets weekly from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, and is directed by Laura Sandage, with assistance from Katie Henry. All voices are welcome, regardless of musical background, including children […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,