Music continues in December at Monticello

Local residents will enjoy a side of classical or jazz with their December meal at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, guests will hear Bob Wren on the octave mandolin and violin. Ken Kemmerling plays the piano from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Piano, violin or […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Spangler Band plays RootStock on Dec. 7

The Spangler Band — which includes Adam Estell on bass and vocals, Chris Reilly on drums and vocals, Helen Spangler on piano/keyboard and vocals and Tim Spangler on guitar and vocals — will play at RootStock in downtown Winters from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The group writes all of their songs, which […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Danú brings Irish Christmas music to Mondavi

The six-member Celtic music ensemble Danú brings traditional Irish Christmas tunes to the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, with “An Nollaig in Éirinn,” a program that will be drawn from a set list that includes the jig “Apples in Winter/The Frost is All Over”; a Breton lullaby, from the Brittany region of northern France, which was […]

December 04, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Mondavi to screen British film noir classic based on Graham Greene story

The Mondavi Center’s Focus on Film series continues Monday with a screening of the 1948 black-and-white British film noir classic “The Fallen Idol” in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 7 p.m. Directed by Sir Carol Reed, who got an Oscar nomination for his work, with a screenplay by the well-traveled novelist (and undercover British intelligence agent) […]

November 30, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Holiday wine giving with a local twist

Our Thanksgiving dinner discussion always includes a segment on the ever-perplexing subject of holiday gift-giving. None us wants to give up on the practice entirely but neither do we want to participate in the Black Friday frenzy or to accumulate more “stuff.” On the other hand, we want to support our local economies. We usually […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Alexander String Quartet continues popular Schubert series on Sunday

The Alexander String Quartet returns to the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday for another concert in its series profiling the chamber music of composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828). The 2 p.m. performance will feature the Alexander String Quartet performing Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887, a […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Season heats up at RootStock

Belle Francisco and The Flames, an acoustic, progressive rock and folk band, will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. The band features Suzi Browning (vocals, percussion), Dwight Howard (bass), J. Cedar Seeger (guitar), Jonny Florez (drums/percussion) and Rodger Kunkel (mandolin). Francisco, who lives in Winters, […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Soul sensation Charles Bradley sings at Mondavi on Saturday

Soul singer Charles Bradley — whose 2011 debut album was picked as one of the top 50 of the year by Rolling Stone — appears with the Menahan Street Band in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. Born in Florida in 1948, Bradley was inspired to take up singing when he […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Young composers present a recital

Local piano students will perform their own compositions at a recital at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, presented by the Yolo County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Tekla Babyak at 530-757-1468.

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Art Basel lands satellite show in Davis

East Coast meets West Coast as the Art Basel Miami Davis Satellite Show moves into the former home of Dimple Records, 212 F St., in Davis from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, to Saturday, Dec. 8, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The Davis exhibit will run simultaneously and complementary to the […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Me and Him play Saturday at Davis winery

Acoustic guitarists Martin Lewis and Kurt Roggli, also known as Me and Him, will return to the Sundstrom Hill Winery barrel room for a First Saturday concert from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Well known in the Davis area, Lewis and Roggli played to a standing room-only crowd at the winery this past August. Sundstrom […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Experience a little bit of Colombia at Serenata Colombiana

The 13th annual Serenata Colombiana, a sharing of Colombian cultural diversity, runs from 7 to 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. “For those who have not attended the previous 12 Serenades, the Serenata is an act of love for our dear Colombia, which we hold very close in our […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Church hosts Christmas concert

The United Methodist Church of Davis will present “This Day of Celebration,” a lively yet reverent musical with carols and orginal pieces lifting up the Christmas event. It will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the church, 1620 Anderson Road. Audience members will be asked to sing along to favorite carols. Admission is […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Silver Linings Playbook': A heart of gold

“Silver Linings Playbook” Four stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles Rating: R, for sexual candor, brief nudity and relentless profanity By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Mental illness isn’t funny, and — thankfully — Hollywood has matured past the point of believing otherwise; standard-issue […]