Experimental rock shakes the Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Explosions in the Sky and Zammuto When: 8 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $29.50; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 Prepare to have your mind blown and ears ringing as instrumental post-rockers Explosions in the Sky and experimental rock band Zammuto hit the town for an 8 p.m. […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Live music continues at RootStock

Local musicians from the group Finding Fable have begun hosting an open-microphone night at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The Thursday event, from 7 to 9 p.m., is an opportunity for budding musicians to showcase their talents. To sign up, contact Lori Hawk at [email protected] The next open mic is scheduled for Thursday, April […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

A cappella concerts inspired by poetry masters

“Inkspell — Choral Music Inspired by Masters of Poetry” is the theme of the Vocal Art Ensemble’s spring concert series. The ensemble, under the artistic direction of Tracia Barbieri, conjures an alchemy of song and stage: Poems penned by Shakespeare, Frost and Rumi magically weave into luminous vocal textures and choral masterpieces bubbling with beauty and humor. Two […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band makes it a Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band are the featured performers at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday gathering this week. All are invited to join the fun from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy local wine, discounted by the glass, the music and appetizers provided by Stone Soup Catering in downtown […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Director of National Science Foundation speaks at UCD

Subra Suresh, a distinguished engineer and professor, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Suresh is the director of the National Science Foundation and leads the only federal agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and education. He oversees […]

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

Concert, reception will honor Lange’s retirement

The annual Davis High School Bands’ Senior Concert, which traditionally honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors, will have special meaning this year as it also will include a celebration of the distinguished career of director Fredrick Lange, and will be his last concert as conductor of the Symphonic Band. The concert will begin at 7:30 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sac Choral Society presents Walton oratorio

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will present a spring program titled “English Grandeur” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sacramento Community Center, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Conductor Donald Kendrick will give a pre-concert talk, at 7 p.m. The program features dramatic, ceremonial music from the 20th century, performed by a large chorus and […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Concerts feature Vietnam War verses engraved on Zippo lighters

Details What: “Zippo Songs” by composer Phil Kline When: 8 p.m. Saturday (plus a post-performan Q&A with the musicians) and 2 p.m. Sunday (preceded by a 1 p.m. discussion with Kline) Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $37 general, $18.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 During the Vietnam War, countless American […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Wednesday’s market celebration

The Anderson-Gram Duo — featuring Gayle Anderson-Gram on vocals, guitar and percussion, and Bob Gram on vocals and guitar — will play folk and Americana music at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The free music, sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op, will run from 5 to 7:45 p.m. in Central […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Students’ work showcased at The Edge Performance Festival

After an exciting inauguration last year, The Edge Performance Festival is back at UC Davis. Two new events have been added to the program: a staged reading of Caridad Svich’s “The Way of Water” and Hour of 5’s Performance Work, which will feature five-minute acts such as scenes, monologues, dances and songs. This year’s festival […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Take a voyage on the Titanic with DMTC

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is memorialized in “Titanic: The Musical” when it sets sails onto the Davis Musical Theatre Company stage starting Friday. A 55-member cast, 20-piece orchestra and a tilting Titanic set highlight the five-time Tony Award-winning musical (including Best Musical of 1997). Directed by Steve Isaacson, with choreography […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Negotiating Meaning’ comes to life via dance

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage Dance Company will present the world premiere of “Negotiating Meaning” in three performances for local audiences. Curtain times are 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the in-house theater at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place in […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

What do Jeremy Irons and Davis have in common?

Academy Award-winning actor and United Nations goodwill ambassador Jeremy Irons recently agreed to provide narration for an upcoming promotional video of the Davis-based nonprofit organization Sahaya International. Sahaya International, which is run exclusively by volunteers, was founded in 1999 by Davis resident Koen Van Rompay and his friends to provide assistance to organizations in developing […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,