An Evening at the Coconut Grove benefits DHS band

Jazz and music lovers may reserve a ticket for “An Evening at the Coconut Grove,” featuring some of the coolest young musicians playing the hottest music in Davis. The annual fundraiser is from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. The concert features the Davis High School […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Nunsense’ opens at Winters Theatre Company

Winters Theatre Company will present Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” in Winters this March. Tickets for the gala opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, are $15. Remaining performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 9-16, and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 10 and 17. Tickets are $10 general and $6 for seniors and children 12 and […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Idol finale on Saturday

The red-carpet finale for Davis Idol begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The original 24 contestants were narrowed down to 12 finalists who will vie for the coveted title of Davis Idol. Finalists are Rebecca Buer, Mandy Chen, Ilana Creinin, Scott Yamamoto, Lucy […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Two Barrels Shy perform Saturday at winery

The duo of Kally Pile on vocals and Phillip Lovejoy on guitar will play for First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery on Saturday. Known as Two Barrels Shy, Pile and Lovejoy play a variety of acoustic music — rock, blues, folk, country and jazz from Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Norah Jones and […]

January 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD Symphony to present new double marimba concerto

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students/children;, 530-754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will play a perennial audience favorite — one of the suites from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet “Romeo and Juliet” — as well as three unusual and less […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Highly-regarded Calder Quartet comes to town for three concerts and an online Q&A

The Calder Quartet — which trained at  USC and the Juilliard School, and has played in recent years at Carnegie Hall in New York, Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival — visits UC Davis this week as part of the Art of Migration festival. The group will give three concerts — one of which is […]

January 27, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

‘The Impossible': A compelling battle for survival

“The Impossible” 4.5 stars Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Geraldine Chaplin, Ploy Jindachote, Johan Sundberg Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, horrific mass injury and brief nudity A horrific natural disaster is seen through the eyes of a desperate family By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Félix Bergés and Pau […]

DHS Idol showcases local talent

Davis Idol 2013, which features local high school talent, kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High. Tickets are still available and may be purchased at the door or from Watermelon Music, 207 E St., in downtown Davis. Friday and Saturday’s preliminary rounds feature 24 contestants. The red-carpet finale is 7 p.m. Saturday, […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Rock of Ages’ a predictable romp through the ’80s

Check it out What: “Rock of Ages” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $19-$86 Info: 916-557-1999 At its core, “Rock of Ages,” now at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, is a simple story — boy meets girl, boy loses girl, […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott join for Mondavi concert

Details Who: Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $50-$175 general, $25-$87.50 students;, 530-754-2787 Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott met under unusual — even awkward — circumstances more than 30 years ago. It was London,  the summer of 1978, and the weather was hot. Stott […]

January 25, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Tree-O performs Monday at Village Homes

Tree-O, a Davis-based contemporary and pop-flavored folk-Americana trio, is celebrating the release of its second CD, “Count Of Days.” The band will present a set of original acoustic tunes from the CD at the first Village Homes Performers’ Circle of the new year at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The Village Homes Performers’ Circle is a free […]

January 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Citizens Who Care fundraising concert highlights Bing Crosby

Check it out What: “Yes, Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby” When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 204 E 14th St. Tickets: $35 Info:, 530-758-3704 Citizens Who Care will present its 21st annual benefit concert, “Yes Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby,” at 7 p.m. […]

January 29, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD festival to examine ‘The Art of Migration’

People migrate, and they’ve done so for hundreds of years. UC Davis will focus on this phenomenon with the “Art of Migration,” a five-day festival starting Wednesday, Jan. 30. Davis, after all, arguably came to exist because of migrants. Davis draws its name from Jerome C. Davis, who was born in Ohio in 1822 and came west as part of […]

January 29, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Warming from the inside out with Italian reds

By the time you read this, the cold spell will no doubt have made its way to North Dakota where it belongs, and we’ll be basking in our seasonal temps. I know this, but as soon as I see frost on the greenbelt, I hunker down and lay up provisions so we’ll survive that 10 […]

January 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,