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;, (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, SACRAMENTO — Each summer, Sacramento’s venerable Music Circus […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Enjoy down-home music Thursday in Winters

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues Thursday with a free outdoor performance by Richie Lawrence & The Yolos from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rotary Park Gazebo, on Main Street at Railroad Avenue in Winters. Lawrence, a Sacramento pianist, accordion player and roots music veteran, has assembled a top-notch group […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Get a taste of art, music and poetry downtown

A jazz concert by the Crazy Eights, live art demonstrations, refreshments and lots of great art will be featured at the July Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday evening. All events are free. In addition, the downtown Summer Sidewalk Sales start Friday and continue throughout the weekend. The E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis artist wins State Fair award

A Davis artist, Linnea Wong, is among a select few to be honored as winners at the California State Fair’s annual art competition. More than 1,300 entries were received, and the jury chose 180 pieces to display at the California Fine Art exhibit in Building 7 of the Expo Center in Sacrament. Art lovers of […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Festival features hot music, tasty tomatoes

Live music and dancing under the stars are a highlight of Capay Tomato, an annual festival running from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Thaddeus Barsotti’s Capay Organic farm. Music by three local bands will be highlighted while visitors taste tomatoes, take farm tours and enjoy picnic suppers in the Capay Valley. After the day […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Performers Circle features young singer

Sixteen-year-old singer-songwriter Susanna Thomson is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle on Monday, July 23. The event runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. Thomson, a Village Homes resident, will perform acoustic folk and indie-folk covers and originals flavored […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Free Shakespeare set in Winters

A Bollywood version of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” will be presented free for three nights only — Thursday (preview), Friday and Saturday, July 19-21 — in Winters City Park, at Fourth and Main streets in downtown Winters. Showtime is 8 p.m. The production — billed as an “exotic, madcap comedy of mistaken identity, exile, […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,