‘The Search for King Carbon’ comes to Central Park

Everyone is invited to Nature’s Theater’s free theatrical presentation of “The Search for King Carbon” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Rotary Stage near the carousel in Davis’ Central Park. The show is part of the third annual Cool Davis Festival, which celebrates the people of Davis for their continuing efforts […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Staged reading of ‘8’ features Oscar winner

A staged reading of the new play “8,” about the Proposition 8 trial, written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at UC Davis’ University Club on Old Davis Road. The one-night-only event, sponsored by Studio 301, will feature a question-and-answer session with Black, who won the […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Christian McBride, first jazz performer at Mondavi, returns to Davis

When the Mondavi Center opened in fall 2002, the first jazz performer in what was then known as the Studio Theatre was bassist/composer Christian McBride. “I remember it well — the Mondavi Center is a gorgeous, gorgeous place,” McBride told The Enterprise in a recent phone interview. “I was very flattered then to be the […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Upbeat ‘Chaperone’ is a throwback to yesteryear

It would be difficult to find something to dislike about the Woodland Opera House’s delightful new production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” This musical by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, which made its debut in Toronto in 1998, opened on Broadway in 2006 and won the Tony Award for best book and best score. The WOH […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘City of Angels’ is a devilish time

“City of Angels” is — producer Steve Isaacson boasts — the most technical show the Davis Musical Theatre Company has ever done. The book for this comedy was written by Larry Gelbart (“M*A*S*H”), who has, not surprisingly, filled his story with double entendres and razor-sharp word play. Music is by Cy Coleman with lyrics by […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Tears of Gaza’ to be screened at the Varsity

“Tears of Gaza,” which has won seven 2011-12 international film festival awards, will be screened at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in downtown Davis. This documentary is a visual record of the 2008-09 Israeli cast lead operation. It sketches an extremely graphic and unsettling picture inside Gaza of the […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis violinist performs with Folsom Symphony on Oct. 20

Davis native Rebecca Corruccini will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Folsom Symphony — which features six Davis members — on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. Davis members of the Folsom Symphony are Greg Brucker, bass; Robin Houston, bass clarinet; Kaity Ronning, bass; Chris Rumery, trumpet; Molly Scott, oboe/English horn; and […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebration of Life Festival set at cemetery

This year’s Celebration of Life Festival features cutting-edge contemporary music and spoken-word assemblage of performance artist Amy X. Neuburg, the poetry of UC Davis professor Andy Jones and a wide variety of local visual artists. This free festival runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office at […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Farm to School’ photo essay at the Craft Center in October

“Farm to School Across the Lifespan,” a photo essay by the UC Davis Early Childhood Lab School Infant-Toddler Program Coordinator and craft center volunteer Julia Luckenbill runs from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. The essay, sponsored by The Craft Center Gallery at the University of California, will explore sustainable education in various settings, from the […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

No Strings Attached! DMTC announces auditions for ‘Pinocchio’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre has announced upcoming auditions for Pinocchio. Jan Isaacson will direct and choreograph this classic tale of the little puppet Pinocchio, who longs to become a real boy and whose nose grows whenever he bends the truth. This whimsical production will delight audiences of all ages, and there are […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Free Range Singers welcome voices

The Free Range Singers, which started in Davis last spring, are gearing up for their first fall and winter season of social singing. The non-auditioned group is founded on a philosophy of accessibility and is part of a larger organization called the Ubuntu Choir Network, which promotes singing as a birthright and a source of […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Soprano Rebecca Plack to sing Chausson, Fauré with Chamber Music Society

Soprano Rebecca Plack — who grew up in Davis, has taught at her local voice studio and has given several well-attended recitals here in recent years — will be a guest with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento this weekend, with performances Saturday, Sept. 22, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and Sunday in the Music […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Davis Music Festival Revisted highlights three bands

Bummed out because you missed the second annual Davis Music Festival? Here’s your chance to catch three festival highlights: Opus Orange, Who Cares and Judgement Day. Davis Music Festival Revisited starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St., in Davis, 530-756-9227. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Walkin’ the Dawg at Picnic in the Park

Walkin’ the Dawg — Steve Wood, lead guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Dan Sadler, bass guitar, lead and harmony vocals; and Leigh Taylor, drums, lead and harmony vocals — bring their eclectic mix of classic rock ‘n’ roll from the ’60s and early ’80s to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. on […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,