Hear Custom Neon at Sundstrom Hill Winery

Visitors to Sundstrom Hill Winery on Saturday will enjoy wine tastings and music by Custom Neon from noon to 4 p.m. The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Custom Neon is based in Davis and Sacramento; the band’s repertoire includes classic rock and rock ‘n’ roll favorites from the 1960s, ’70s, […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Quilt show at Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

Throughout October, “Quilt Whimsy” — a collection of quilts from the UC Davis’ Craft Center Textile Arts Program — will be on display at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. The center, which is next to the Mondavi Center, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. […]

October 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo adds spark to Picnic in the Park

Yolo Mambo — which includes Phil Summers, guitar and vocals; Catherine Leblanc, flute, ukulele and vocals; Carla Campbell, percussion and vocals; Steve O’Neil, bass and vocals — will perform its spicy cha-cha, jazz, bossa nova, samba, salsa and folk music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Picnic in the Park. LeBlanc’s vocals in languages […]

October 02, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

International Film Series screens ‘The First Grader’

“The First Grader,” a 2010 UK/USA/Kenya collaboration film directed by Justin Chadwick, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Hotel Transylvania': Monster Mash

“Hotel Transylvania” Four stars Starring (voices only): Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, CeeLo Green, Jon Lovitz Rating: PG, for mild rude humor and some scary images Funniest sight-gag I’ve seen in years: The Invisible Man attempting to convey a clue during a spirited round […]

UCD dance troupe opens season with tricks and treats

Check it out What: “The Haunt” at Wright Hall When: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28, and Tuesday through Wednesday, Oct. 30-31; hauntings are every 15 minutes between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.; dancing is from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Where: Various locations in Wright Hall at UC Davis Cost: $15 ($10 for dance only) Tickets: Sold only […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center announces free outdoor concerts

A series of free outdoor concerts in the Corin Courtyard outside the Mondavi Center begins Friday evening with The West Nile Ramblers, a Davis band, playing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. They are celebrating the release of their new CD, “Western Garage & Country Noir.” Food will be available for purchase from Shah’s Halal food […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to sing interfaith vespers service on October 7

The Davis Chorale, led by conductor Alison Skinner, will perform an Interfaith Vespers Service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis. This free one-hour concert will feature choral music, solos, ensembles and congregational hymns celebrating the music of many faiths. Included will be works by Felix Mendelssohn, […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

DMTC’s ‘Chicago’ wins top awards at Ellys

The Davis Musical Theatre Company was the big winner at the 30th annual Elly Awards on Sunday, taking home the award for the best musical for last fall’s spectacular production of “Chicago.” It was DMTC’s sixth win for overall production. The company took home the award for “Sweeney Todd” in 1985, for “Follies” in 1989, […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Rising Stars of Opera’ continues Mondavi celebration with free concert

The 10th anniversary celebration at the Mondavi Center will continue at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with a free concert featuring “Rising Stars of Opera” — specifically, a group of the San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, talented young professionals who sing roles of increasing importance in San Francisco Opera productions, as they receive intensive individual […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Good new and bad news

Last week I had some good news and some bad news. The good news first. As many of you know, I teach (with several colleagues) a program of brewing science through University Extension. It’s called the Master Brewers Program; we have a classroom at the Sudwerk. We are all smiles at the moment because we […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sic Alps take over Sophia’s on Saturday

Sic Alps is bringing garage rock to the porch of Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis, at 10 p.m. Saturday. Twin Steps and Exray’s will open the show; doors open at 8:30 p.m. Admission to the 21-and-over show is $5. Sic Alps’ damaged, lo-fidelity rock is rooted in the ‘60s psychedelia of […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Songwriter Lennox Fleary plays at I-House on Sunday

Caribbean-born, Oregon-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Lennox Fleary will give a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Self-taught and an avid observer, Lennox counts among his influences Kenny Rogers, the storyteller; Bob Marley, the voice of a generation; Al Green, the soulful entertainer; […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,