‘The Cabin in the Woods': Ghoulish and giddy

“The Cabin in the Woods” 4 stars Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams Rating: R, for strong, gory horror violence, profanity, drug use, sexuality and brief nudity Folks will chortle — quite enthusiastically — about this one for a while. Although looking every inch like a […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi swaps performances in May

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits trio will replace the previously scheduled performances of Supergenerous on Wednesday to Friday, May 16-18, officials at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts have announced. All performances will take place at 8 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Since arriving in the United States in 1980 from his […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Behind the canvas: Plans underway for new art spaces

Imagine witnessing Monet paint his famous lily pads or Wayne Thiebaud put brush to canvas to create his well-known birthday cake series.

Soon, downtown Davis will have a place where visitors can watch budding artists working on their next masterpiece.

A group of artists have banded together to rent out a block of storefronts in the Court ‘N Cedar building at 231 G St. to transform them into “open door” work spaces and art studios where the public can come to watch the artists in action, view their finished (and unfinished) work and perhaps even buy a piece or two.

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

No more vintage years for Rominger West Winery

The Rominger West Winery soon will be no more. The “Yolo-grown” venture was launched in 2004 and boasted an East Davis tasting room that has hosted countless concerts, fundraisers and community events, as well as private parties. Co-founder and winemaker Mark West said Thursday that a change of ownership is still a possibility. But if […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Auditions slated for DMTC’s ‘Hairspray’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company won’t be able to stop the beat this summer as it presents the Broadway musical “Hairspray.” Auditions are planned this weekend and early next week. With music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the show has played to rave reviews on Broadway and has been the […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

With Improvised Shakespeare Company, each performance is different

Check it out Who: The Improvised Shakespeare Company When: 11 a.m. Thursday-Friday, April 19-20 (for junior high and high school students); 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $42 general, $21 students; $12 teachers, $8 students for the morning performances; www.mondaviarts.org, […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis theater fans will enjoy a ‘Relapse’

Details What: “Relapse,” presented by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble When and where: 8 p.m. Friday at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4; 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Tickets: $15 general, $12 students/seniors, $10 children 12 and under; brownpapertickets.com or (530) 802-0998 The Orpheus […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Concert benefits Davis Youth Flute Choir’s upcoming trip to Korea

Details What: Davis Youth Flute Choir When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $5 in advance at DAC; $10 at the door The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of flutist Maquette Kuper, will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Davis […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Studio Jazz series continues with The Bad Plus

The Mondavi Center’s Studio Jazz series — which presents rising talent in a cabaret-style setting in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — continues with The Bad Plus, performing nightly at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, April 18-22. This trio — featuring pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King — formed in 2000, and […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Anoushka Shankar to combine Indian, flamenco influences in Tuesday concert

Details Who: Anoushka Shankar’s “Traveller: A Raga-Flamenco Discovery” When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$55 general, $17.50-$27.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 “I have loved flamenco music as a listener for many years,” Anoushka Shankar told The Enterprise in a recent phone interview. And more recently, she has […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

BEAM plays classic rock Friday in Dixon

A Dixon High School 1970s reunion of sorts will take place Friday evening at the Dixon Veterans Hall, 1305 N. First St., when Dixon High graduate Bob Martino and his Woodland-based band BEAM perform. The fun runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. According to hall manager Greg Coppes, “Each time BEAM has entertained, the crowd […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Beer could define one’s cultural bubble

The Davis High School lacrosse team has 13 wins and 0 losses on the season, so far, and is ranked among the top teams in California. I mention this for three reasons: 1) Grandson Sam, who first appeared in this column as a tiny newborn more than 16 years ago, is now an imposing defenseman […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Free bags, free books at Food Co-op on Earth Day

The Davis Food Co-op will celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Sunday, April 22, by giving free reusable bags to the first 2,500 shoppers. The Co-op also will host its first Earth Day book exchange from 2 to 6 p.m. that day in the conference room at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Bring […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davis artist wins People’s Choice Award

Davis artist Susan von Borstel won the People’s Choice Award at the 22nd annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show in Paso Robles earlier this month. Her booth displayed her oil paintings on natural stone. Von Borstel has been painting on stone for 10 years after being inspired by old stone buildings during a horseback tour of […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,