Jazz Choir presents ‘Everybody Dance Now!’

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis High School Jazz Choir’s third annual “Everybody Dance Now!” competition, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” “Everybody Dance Now!” is a […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bus package available for San Francisco concerts

It’s not too late to sign up for the San Francisco concert/bus package for the 2012-13 series. Four Thursdays a year, a chartered bus leaves the corner of Elmwood Drive and West Eighth Street in Davis at 9 a.m. and takes passengers to San Francisco for the day, returning about 6:15 p.m. The bus stops […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Elvis Costello returns to Mondavi for solo show

Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello returns to the Mondavi Center for a solo performance in Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Costello began his career in the 1970s as part of the punk/new wave movement with songs like “My Aim Is True” (a number he continues to perform). Since then, he has recorded dozens of albums, […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Wineaux: You can take a holiday — in Davis

I love the idea, but the word has to be one of the ugliest neologisms (“neologism” itself being in same aesthetic category) in the language — “staycation.” Come to think of it, “vacation” isn’t the most euphonious word either. It has the same root as “vacate.” Empty. You vacate your house and your work and your […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘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 ,