Buena Vista Social Club includes Davis on its ‘Adiós Tour’

The Buena Vista Social Club — a group of silver-haired traditional musicians from Havana who enjoyed a huge (and unexpected) comeback  in the late 1990s — returns to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. as part of the group’s “Adiós Tour.” Their music fondly recalls acoustic Cuban styles from the 1940s and 1950s … […]

Justis plays at Wine’d Down Thursday

Singer-songwriter Mike Justis has been playing an unusual brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. This week, he’ll perform at Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery. Justis will be joined by guitarist Steve McLane and bassist Jim Ivler. Justis’ music, both solo and with The Mike Justis Band, can […]

Madrigals recruit junior high singers

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Davis High School Madrigal Singer? If you’re in junior high school, now’s your chance to participate in the Davis Madrigals’ Junior High Ensemble at the Madrigal Dinners this holiday season. Ensemble members will learn a wide range of winter carols, and perform them at the Madrigal Dinners on […]

Tannahill Weavers bring sounds of Scotland to The Palms

The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands with a diverse repertoire spanning the centuries, will bring its traditional Celtic music to The Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their performances and recordings of fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs […]

British organist will perform at St. Martin’s

Antony J. Baldwin — a British organist, choir master and composer — will present an organ concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis, as part of his annual California tour. He plays a varied program of classic baroque, majestic British compositions written for coronations […]

Undulate to the music at Picnic in the Park

The Undulations bring their post-modern swing and Dixieland music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Undulations’ music has roots in swing, jazz and early blues, characterized by carefully crafted vocal […]

Bard-B-Q on B raises funds for Davis Shakespeare Ensemble

Bard-B-Q on B, a fundraiser for the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Shepherds Close, 732 B St. in Davis. A minimum donation of $25 per person is requested. Hosted by Lucas and Stacie Frerichs and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, the event will feature food, live music by the […]

‘The Walk': Not a single misstep

‘The Walk’ 4.5 stars Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony, César Domboy, James Badge Dale, Steve Valentine. Rating: PG, for minor profanity and chaste nudity   Fact-based drama is a captivating ride By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic And I worried that this film might be dull. The saga of Philippe Petit’s […]

Davis Sinfonietta issues a call for new members

A new string orchestra, the Davis Sinfonietta, is forming in Davis. This ensemble brings together advanced students and string players from the wider community, including some local professional musicians. The Davis Sinfonietta will present three public performances over the course of the 2015-16 season. The inaugural concert in November will feature approximately an hour of music by […]

New Harmony Jazz Band plans October performances

New Harmony Jazz Band plays from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, during the International Festival from in Central Park. Another show is set for 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair in Central Park. Both shows are free and suitable for dancing.

Gallery 1855 to present Finkleman’s art

Gallery 1855 will present a solo exhibition featuring local artist Joseph Finkleman. A reception will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, with light refreshments and music by Joaquin B. Feliciano. Finkleman earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute and worked as a commercial photographer for more than 20 years. He began showing art […]

Davis Chinese Film Festival continues this month

The second annual Davis Chinese Film Festival moves into high gear on Saturday with an opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis. At the opening ceremony, two noted Chinese singers living in Northern California — Manhua Gao and Weiguang Dan — will join […]

UCD Shields Library celebrates 75th anniversary with art show

Local residents can tour the University Library’s art collection and enjoy a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Shields Library at UC Davis. The library is celebrating its 75th anniversary. University librarian MacKenzie Smith will discuss the future of the library. Admission is $20. RSVP at www.alumni.ucdavis.edu/rsvp. For more information, contact Tracy Shields 530-752-8777 or […]

Prominent choreographer Twyla Tharp visits Mondavi on her 50th Anniversary Tour

Don’t miss it What: Twyla Tharp Dance Company 50th anniversary tour Where: Mondavi Center When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 Tickets: $65-$27 general at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787. Noted choreographer Twyla Tharp — who began her career in 1965 — is marking her 50th anniversary in the business by taking her Twyla Tharp Dance Company on a nationwide tour, stopping at […]