Football art and more on exhibit at fundraiser

Sports fans would argue that great football is art, and art lovers may echo that refrain when they see paintings by Brandon Tucker, a former UC Davis running back. Tucker, who graduated from UCD with a bachelor’s degree in art studio, is headed to Laguna College of Art & Design to complete a master’s degree […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Shakespeare’s comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ presented in Winters

The members of the Winters Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy “Twelfth Night” as this year’s selection for Shakespeare in the Park. The four-performance run will be staged on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 10-11 and 17-18, at the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in downtown Winters. “Twelfth […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Woodland Community Band plays tunes in Winters park

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series will continue with a free performance by the Woodland Community Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rotary Park Gazebo. The park is on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center in Winters. Always a favorite, the Woodland Community Band […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Hear Yolo Mambo at KetMoRee

Yolo Mambo will perform world music and jazz from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at KetMoRee, a Thai restaurant at Third and G streets in downtown Davis.

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

It’s About Time for fun at the park!

Big Band, swing and jazz music will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday evening as It’s About Time performs from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market. This community-based jazz band’s music features many of its musicians in improvisational solos. It’s About Time has been performing together since 1996, and are Picnic in […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ — warm, suspenseful and quite amusing

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ Four stars Starring (voices only): Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Josh Gad, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck Rating: PG, for action/peril and mild rude humor Chris Wedge deserves a great deal of credit. During the decade since he co-directed “Ice Age,” […]

American Bach Soloists play in San Francisco festival

ABS FestivalW The American Bach Soloists and maestro Jeffrey Thomas are well-known in Davis — for years, this professional group based in San Francisco has appeared each December at the Mondavi Center, followed by a series of concerts from January into May in the cozier setting of Davis Community Church. But during July, the American […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Irvine grant funds to YoloArts’ ‘Going Full Circle’ project

YoloArts recently received a $65,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation as a part of the foundation’s Exploring Engagement arts funding strategy designed to encourage and fuel arts engagement in California. The two-year project funded by the grant, “Going Full Circle,” will offer Yolo County residents several novel ways to experience the arts by participating […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Auditions set for ‘City of Angels’

Auditions for Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy, “City of Angels,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, July 22-23, with callbacks on Tuesday, July 24. They will take place at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. “City of Angels” was written by Cy Coleman and Larry Gelbart. […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘Dreamcoat’ opens Friday at DMTC

That’s the ticket What: “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” When: July 20-Aug. 5 at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors, $14 per person for groups of 10 or more; www.dmtc.org, (530) 756-3682 With a crash of […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Harp concert aims to provide serenity

Davis Lutheran Church will present an evening of music by Heavenly Harp, a mother-daughter musical duo, at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the church, 317 E. Eighth St. The community is welcome to attend this free concert of harp duets and solos, plus flute and vocal music in the church sanctuary. Enter the parking lot […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Barnyard Theatre kicks off summer shows with premiere of ‘Psyche’

Yolo County’s Barnyard Theatre will present the world premiere of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche” starting Friday, July 20, and running weekends through Aug. 4. The play, directed by Steven Schmidt and Maddy Ryen, is a darkly humorous retelling of the Eros and Psyche story from Greek mythology. Peter (Anthony Pinto) is a poet locked in an […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Drinking my way through the day

Three or four times a year, I drink a bottle (maybe even two) of a nice micro-brewed ale. Just as rarely, I start breakfast — at a B&B, for instance — with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice. Once a winter, when I remember, I order a mocha at a coffee shop. My […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘The Little Mermaid’ swims smoothly into Music Circus summer lineup

That’s the ticket What: “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” When: Through July 22 with evening performances at 7:30 or 8 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: Up to $70 general and $30 for children ages 4-12; (916) 557-1999, www.tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Each summer, Sacramento’s venerable Music Circus […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,