Bad boy of Baroque: Organ virtuoso returns to Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Organist Cameron Carpenter When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $27-$51 general, with discounts for students; or 530-754-2787 Organist and musical revolutionary Cameron Carpenter is coming back to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and this time, he’s bringing his […]

Davis Media Access: Community media and the power of storytelling

Who hit fast-forward? January is all but done, and kicked off what promises to be an exceptionally busy year for Davis Media Access. I’ve spent substantial time this month talking with folks about the common threads between social justice work and community media. From our own origins as a single cable access channel in 1988, […]

Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will premiere Davis Dance Project 2016

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre will premiere “Davis Dance Project 2016: Tools Dancers Use; Choreography & Improvisation” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, followed by two additional performances at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. All will take place at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop Studio Theater, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. This […]

I See Hawks in LA to visit KDRT ‘pop-up’ radio show

KDRT broadcasters The Folk Brothers will host Southern California band I See Hawks in LA on “Live in the Loam” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. The show will air live on Davis’ community radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM, and stream at “Live in the Loam” is a showcase featuring musicians and […]

Book project author will speak Feb. 3 at Mondavi Center

Journalist and author Matt Taibbi — whose book “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” is this year’s Campus Community Book Project at UC Davis — will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Mondavi Center. “The Divide,” published in 2014, a became a best-seller. The book examines the […]

A cappella music party helps out Winters school music programs

Community members can enjoy some a cappella music and fun from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters, and help support music in Winters public schools. Harmony from the Heart will feature a cappella performances from The Spokes, an all-female UC Davis group; The Threshold Choir, which […]

Disney’s classic musical, ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ onstage at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House Rising Stars performers will present the classic Disney story, “Sleeping Beauty KIDS,” at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The Opera House is at 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. It’s Princess Aurora’s 16th birthday, and three fairies — Flora, Fauna and Merryweather — must use their magic to save her from […]

Fish star in The Artery’s latest show

“Four Views of Fish” is a riff on Ando Hiroshige’s famous woodblock series. Artery members Chris Dewees, Marjan Kluepfel, Shannon Marie Moore and guest Richard Starr present their views of fish and sea life in the mediums of paper, fabric, clay and aluminum. The exhibit runs Feb. 5-29 at The Artery, 207 G St. in Davis. […]

Davis sculptor has a piece at Crocker Art Museum

A ceramic sculpture by local artist and longtime Davis resident Emma Luna, “Pastel Stack,” is on display at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The piece, which is one in the series “Las Toallitas de mi Abuela,” or “My Grandmother’s Washcloths,” is now part of the museum’s permanent collection and is on display in the […]

Acme’s ‘I Gelosi’ honors early Italian acting troupe

Check it out What: Acme Theatre Company presentation of “I Gelosi,” directed by Acme alum Hope Raymond When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30; 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Tickets: $13 general, $8 students in advance at […]

The Bobs bring wacky humor and rockin’ a cappella mastery to The Palms

When The Bobs hit the scene about 30 years ago, the world of a cappella singing, arranging and performance was forever changed. This quartet combines extraordinary individual voices with highly original arrangements and unusual vocal sounds, while singing funny original songs as well as incorporating a cappella versions of well-known rock tunes into the mix. […]

‘Anomalisa': A conundrum wrapped in an enigma

‘Anomalisa’ Two stars Starring: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan Rating: R, for profanity, graphic nudity and strong sexual content Gorgeous puppet animation is wasted on this idiotic script By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This may not be the most pointlessly weird movie ever made, but it’ll do until that one comes along. […]

Andy Warhol: Portraits coming in March to the Crocker Art Museum

The status symbol of the disco era was the commissioned Warhol portrait. Opening in March at the Crocker Art Museum, “Andy Warhol: Portraits” features more than 160 works exploring the development of the artist’s iconic portrayal of the famous or wealthy. Included are Polaroids, fashion sketches, photo-booth film strips and more. Visitors also will have […]