Frankie and Fabletones at Picnic in the Park

Frankie and the Fabletones — Heidi Bekebrede, vocals; Frank Fox, vocals; Dianna Craig, vocals; Sergei Shkurkin, keyboards; and Chris Sanger, vocals — bring oldies from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ready, Set, Go!! to play at Little Prague on Sept. 8

Ready, Set, Go!! will serve up its 1950s and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll and R&B mix — with a splash of surf and dash of jazz — at Little Prague, 330 G St., Davis, on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Sacramento-based band holds true to rock ‘n’ roll integrity by avoiding […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Downtown September concert series announced

For those looking for something a little extra special to do on Friday nights that won’t break the bank, Davis Downtown is hosting free E Street Plaza concerts each Friday in September. From folk to country to rock ‘n’ roll, there is something for everyone. Steve Taylor-Ramirez kicks things off Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 to […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

September YoloArts’ Gallery 625 show features paintings of Alejandro Rubio

The geology, rivers, fields and people of Northern California provide the inspiration for the paintings of artist Alejandro Rubio on exhibit through September in the solo show “Flatscapes” at Gallery 625 in Woodland. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Rubio has lived in Davis since 2001 and has exhibited at solo art shows in San Francisco, […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The DHS Jazz Choir wants you to show off your moves

The Davis High School Jazz Choir is seeking contestants for “Everybody Dance Now!,” the choir’s third-annual dance competition to be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St. “Jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, African or modern — whatever your style, we want to see you […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

ArtrageUs Artists’ reception at I-House

The ArtrageUs Artists — Barbara Killeen, Joyce Wilson, Betty Thompson, Ferole Lee Corbet and Goldie Delsman — are currently exhibiting their watercolor and encaustic paintings at the International House, 10 College Park, Davis. The exhibit runs through Oct. 9. The artists will host a reception on Friday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. during […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC ‘City of Angels': two stories, one musical

The real world and the film noir “reel” world collide in “City of Angels” at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, Sept. 14 through Oct. 7. The six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy weaves together two storylines and contemporary jazz idiom. “City of Angels” is a stylish comedy from the glamorous days of Hollywood and a 1940s pinpoint-accurate […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Crazy for You’ is more than an energetic musical

Check it out What: “Crazy for You” When: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 1, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Where: Music Circus, Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $30 to $55 matinees; $30 to $60 evenings Information: www.sacramentomusiccircus.com To describe […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: It’s just the right thing to do

“It’s just the right thing to do.” President Obama used those words when he spoke after the Supreme Court declared constitutional the essential elements of the Affordable Care Act. He implied it was socially the right thing to do, though, given the vituperative response to it from a significant slice of the population, it clearly […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

French Baroque trio performs Sept. 16

Check it out What: French Baroque concert Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. When: Sunday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation Music of the French Baroque featuring a trio of talented musicians, Flauti Diversi, start the Davis Community Church concert series. Flauti Diversi — Frances Feldon, baroque flute, Roy Whelden, viola da gamba and Yuko […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Artist highlights life from beach to the valley

Figurative, still life and landscape oil paintings are just part of Marie-Therese Brown’s fourth show at The Artery, which runs Friday, Sept. 7, through Tuesday, Oct. 2. She is showing an eclectic mix of beach and farm scenes from her many travels to Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as the familiar scenery […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats release new CD at The Palms

Check it out When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $20 Info: (530) 795-1825 or www.palmsplayhouse.com Sacramento-based rocking blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will celebrate the release of their new CD, “One Wrong Turn,” (Alligator) with a live performance at The Palms Playhouse in Winters […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

O’Brien Party of 7 brings fun to The Palms Wednesday Sept. 5

By Kate Laddish Bluegrass/country/folk star Tim O’Brien is no stranger to collaborations and reinventions — and his latest is O’Brien Party of 7, a family band chock-full of O’Briens including Tim, talented sister Mollie O’Brien, Mollie’s husband and duets partner Rich Moore, and four twenty-something O’Brien progeny. O’Brien Party of 7 recently completed “Reincarnation: The […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ causes stir in Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House Guild is proud to present the rousing musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The show opens Friday, Sept. 14 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 7. There is an additional matinée on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,