Ensemble welcomes Shakespeare lovers

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble welcomes all lovers of The Bard at Wednesday’s reading, which features one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, “Twelfth Night.” Live music from the ensemble’s resident composer, Richard Chowenhill, will enliven the evening. “No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary, just your willingness to read, learn and play,” a news release said. The […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Runners sought for Race for the Arts

Do you like to run (or walk or skip or dance)? Do you love the Woodland Opera House? Do you have friends and family who might want to make a pledge to support the Woodland Opera House? Then join the fun by participating in the 14th annual Race for the Arts on Saturday, Aug. 25, […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Enjoy ‘Twelfth Night’ under the stars in Winters

Check it out What: Winters Theatre Company’s production of “Twelfth Night”; bring a picnic supper, blankets and low lawn chairs When: 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 17-18 Where: Outdoor amphitheater behind Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $5 each; children 12 and under are free Info: (530) 795-4014 By Germaine Hupe The Winters Theatre […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

The Black Lillies bring award-winning Americana music to The Palms

Every so often, a band comes along that creates a sound that is just familiar enough to engage audiences and yet distinct and gripping enough to keep them coming back for more. Every so often, a band comes along that has that ineffable something special that separates them from the pack and makes them rise […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

August show at Gallery 625 to feature husband-wife team

When a spouse asks “Do these colors match?,” it is tempting to assume the question might be referring to what to wear. For Jeanne and Larry Powell, this conversation is most often about the art. Sharing a common professional background as teachers, each has chosen a different and complementary artistic discipline: Larry as photographer and […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis painter awarded artist residency

Lynne Cunningham, a Davis landscape artist, has been awarded a monthlong artist residency in August at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyo. The multi-disciplinary artist residency program is based on Brush Creek Ranch, a 15,000-acre guest ranch in the mountain ranges of southern Wyoming. This will be the second artist residency for […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Take a trip back to the ’60s at Picnic in the Park

Instrumental rock-and-roll from the 1960s will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday as the Ron Goldberg Quintet performs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Picnic in the Park. The weekly celebration takes place alongside the Davis Farmers Market at Fourth and C streets. Members of the band are Ron Goldberg, Hailey Miller, Richard Scozzari, Don […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Local filmmakers keeping it in the family

Death is a hard idea to face. Enduring the death of a loved one can be even harder. That hasn’t stopped young filmmakers Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, of Davis, and Robert Machoian, of King City, from confronting the idea head on. Their first feature-length film, “Forty Years From Yesterday,” is an intimate portrait of a family undergoing […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild': Imagination run amok

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Four stars Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, child imperilment, disturbing images, brief profanity and fleeting sensuality “In a million years, when kids go to school, they’re gonna know that there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived in […]

‘Clips of Faith’ blends bikes, beer

New Belgium’s Clips of Faith tour returns to Davis on Friday, Aug. 10, to raise funds for Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective. Last year, their stop in Davis attracted 1,250 attendees and generated approximately $3,800. In addition to featuring more than a dozen of New Belgium’s finest (and hard-to-find) beers, the event will […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Swashbuckling pirates take the stage in Acme’s ‘Treasure Island’

That’s the ticket What: Acme Theatre Company presentation of “Treasure Island” When: Aug. 3-11, with showtimes at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students Acme Theatre […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

UCD’s Nelson Gallery hosts ‘Out of Line’ exhibit on drawings

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of art making, yet artists continue to find ways to evolve the tradition. In UC Davis’ Nelson Gallery exhibit “Out of Line: A Show of Extended Drawing Practices,” artists are extending drawing into very large scale, and examining “the line” per se. The eight-artist exhibit runs from Sept. […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Grateful Dead vocalist recalls band’s heyday

Longtime Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux, along with Mark Karan and special guest Mookie Siegel, will perform Sunday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. As the only woman officially billed as a member of the Grateful Dead, Godchaux held her own on stage with the rest of the boys. However, […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

BeauSoleil brings irresistible Cajun music to The Palms on Friday

BeauSoleil, described as “the world’s most famous and beloved Cajun band,” will bring its irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse on Friday. Heralded by luminaries ranging from Bob Dylan (“That’s my kind of music!”) to Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor (“BeauSoleil is the greatest Cajun band in the world!”) to New Orleans musical […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,