Akram Khan Company brings poetry to life at Mondavi

The London-based Akram Khan Company brings “Vertical Road,” a 70-minute modern dance piece (with no intermission) that premiered in 2010 in England and has since toured internationally to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. “Vertical Road” performers come from across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With a specially commissioned score by […]

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

‘An Evening at the Vets’ returns with solid lineup

What better way to spend a Saturday night than with fantastic free live music? City of Davis Community Services and Woodland Healthcare proudly present the third annual “An Evening at The Vets” fall concert series. This free concert series takes place each Saturday from Oct. 13 through Nov. 10. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. […]

October 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD professors share art exhibit

A UC Davis husband-and-wife professor duo have combined their solo art work projects for a gallery showing titled “Solo x 2,” which runs daily from 2 to 6 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sol Collective, 2574 21st St. in Sacramento. Glenda Drew, a department of design professor, creates visual projects that include layers […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC set to host a Haunted House

The Davis Musical Theatre Company triple-dog dares residents to get into the holiday spirit by attending one of its guided Haunted House tours, running from Friday, Oct. 26, to Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Opening night, the house runs from 7 p.m. to midnight with a full complement […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bass legend Stanley Clarke returns to Mondavi — this time, with his trio

In September of last year, legendary bass player Stanley Clarke visited the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall as part of the Return to Forever reunion tour. Clarke was a charter member of that influential jazz/rock fusion group, still fondly recalled for albums like “Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy” (1973) and “Romantic Warrior” (1976). At that concert, […]

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

Wineaux: Celebrating flight survival

In the last “Wineaux,” I planned a holiday-in-Davis, culminating, of course, in a leisurely dinner with a good bottle of wine. I had great fun writing that column and it was quite therapeutic as well, because all the while I was drafting it, I was also making arrangements (ugh!) and packing for a trip to […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Brady will talk about her mixed-media art

Susan Brady will be the guest speaker at the Photography Club of Davis meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. A longtime resident of Davis and former owner of The Farmer’s Wife bakery/coffeehouse, Brady earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art at UC Davis […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ancient sounds ring anew at Village Homes concert

Crete-based composer-performers Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma of Labyrinth join exploratory string duo Teslim — Kaila Flexer and Gari Hegedus — in a live concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Although of Irish descent, Daly […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Music dished out at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine

Classical to jazz to popular tunes will be served up with no cover charge Friday and Saturday evenings at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in Davis. On Fridays through October from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Bob Wren will play the octave mandolin and violin. His stylings include world music, klezmer, jazz, Django Reinhardt, folk and […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cabaret’s new offering has something for everyone

Check it out What: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” When: Wednesday through Nov. 18 Where: The Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$43; 916-557-1999 It would be difficult, if not impossible, not to find something to relate to in Sacramento’s Cosmopolitan Cabaret’s sparkling, delightful new production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” This […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Feiffer’s famous cartoons are basis of free Sunday performance at Mondavi

The free event at the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday — “The Dancer Films Live Event” — is part concert, part cartoon, part dance performance and part family event. There’s a film angle, too. To explain: Newspaper readers of a certain age may recall the weekly syndicated comic strip by Jules Feiffer, which tended […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Davis to crown local ‘Idol’ on Saturday

Join Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, for an evening of musical entertainment at Davis’ own “Community Idol.” The competition for talented local vocalists — including a prominent City Council member — will be held in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Contestants will have […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Alexander String Quartet marks Mondavi anniversary with Schubert series

That’s the ticket What: Alexander String Quartet When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $54 general, $27 students, www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 The Alexander String Quartet — a regular visitor at the Mondavi Center since the venue was dedicated in fall 2002 — takes up the string […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Woodland hosts First Friday Art Walk as part of Artober

Downtown Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk on Oct. 5 will be part of a celebration of the monthlong “Artober” National Arts and Humanities month, in tandem with similar events going on throughout the Yolo-Sacramento region. More than a dozen art galleries, businesses and restaurants will exhibit art and host live music and entertainment in downtown […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,