Enjoy music at Monticello on June weekends

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis, will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout June. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play world music, klezmer, jazz, folk and baroque music on his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday, with the exception of this […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged , ,

Patriotic music, Aggie pride featured at Picnic Pops Concert

Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration features the popular Picnic Pops Concert, with the Davis High School Combined Band playing from 6 to 7 p.m. and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh from 7 to 8 p.m. The weekly family-friendly gathering takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

University orchestra, chorus team up for end-of-year concert

Just the ticket What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and the University Chorus will appear together in a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mondavi […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

A whirlwind visit with Wllm Shkspr

Check it out What: “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” presented by the Acme Theatre Company When: 7:30 p.m. through Monday, with a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free Something’s afoot at the Davis Art Center. It is Acme Theatre Company’s annual gift to the city of Davis, a […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Our Sunday best: Sizzling summer cinema

Summer arrives earlier every year, at least as far as Hollywood is concerned. This year’s summer began back on May 4, with the thunderous arrival of “The Avengers.”

And with a global box-office take of $1.18 billion — as of last weekend — it’s safe to say that no other entry has a prayer of duplicating that success between now and late August.

Perhaps that’s just as well. For the first time in many, many years, the season isn’t entirely dominated by sequels and would-be franchises, although you’ll still find plenty …

‘Men in Black III’ — Still well-suited

“Men in Black III” Four stars Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emma Thompson Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some disgustingly unpleasant monsters Ten years may have passed, but nothing has changed: same gonzo hardware; same outrageous — and dangerous — aliens; same giddy Danny Elfman score; […]

Sunflower art due this week

Calling all artists! Friday is the deadline to enter the 10th annual sunflower art competition sponsored by NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental illness. The competition is open to people of all ages and abilities. Artwork must be delivered to the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., between 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Barnyard Theatre auditions slated

Barnyard Theatre will hold auditions for its summer productions Sunday and Monday. The company will present a mainstage production of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche,” a darkly humorous retelling of the Greek myth, and a workshop of Briandaniel Oglesby’s “Dammed,” an original work being developed about a family’s struggle to come together during the last days of […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Early music specialists perform at DCC

Soprano Catherine Webster and violinist Maia Naomi Silberstein will return to Davis to perform songs and sonatas of early 17th-century Italy together with local early music specialists Elisabeth Reed, baroque cello, and Katherine Heater, harpsichord. Webster and Silberstein grew up in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1990 and 1985, respectively. Both were […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Henry V’ kicks off Davis Shakespeare Festival

The third annual Davis Shakespeare Festival will open this summer at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, featuring Shakespeare’s play about the triumph of one of Britain’s most legendary kings: Henry V. Attendees “will see valiant heroism up close as the worldly King Henry rallies his outnumbered army to defeat France on its home turf,” a […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

DHS Jazz Band prepares tribute to Lange

The Davis High School Jazz Band will perform its final concert of the year, “Jazz on a Summer’s Eve XXII,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. This will be the final Jazz Band concert for director Fred Lange, who is retiring at the end […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

All-star night closes I-House music series

The Sundays @ I-House weekly cross-cultural music series will come to a close Sunday evening with an all-star performance featuring some of the acts that have performed over the past 3 1/2 months. The fun runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park. Admission is free, but donations are accepted with […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pops Concert tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis High School Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Advance tickets are $6, available at Watermelon Music, 207 E St. in downtown Davis. Tickets at the door will be $8, available starting at 6:15 p.m. […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy music with your wine in Winters

Chicken & Dumpling is on the menu from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, a tasting room at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The acoustic blues duo features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on the guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on the bass. They play the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,