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 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 […]

Wilson Phillips bring their harmonies to Vacaville

Billboard chart topper Wilson Phillips will kick off the five-show Season of Shows lineup at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Leading up to the 25th year anniversary of their self-titled album, Wilson Phillips has a lot to celebrate. Since they got together in 1990, Carnie and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips have […]

Poems sought for Jazz and Beat Festival

Organizers of the Davis Jazz & Beat Festival — which runs from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. — are looking for poems that reflect on or honor the spirit of “Beat,” whatever that means to you. Typically, Beat-influenced poems are anti-authoritarian, rhapsodic, ecstatic, jazzy, etc. Poets […]

Different Strokes Critique Group art show set at the International House

Eight Davis artists who call themselves Different Strokes Critique Group are making waves. Their newest show, “Light On Water,” will be exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 9 at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, with a reception for the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, during the Second Friday ArtAbout. It would be […]

Wineaux: The last rosé of summer

In the category of Things That Delight Me: a hot-shot sommelier touting as his current favorite a wine I’ve been writing about for years. Like Peter Eastlake enthusing in a recent issue of Food and Wine about Kermit Lynch import Domaine de Fonsainte Gris de Gris (Valley Wine Company, $15). Hey, I think, maybe I […]

When wealth requires tact

Dear Annie: My brother and I are both in our 60s, and we phone each other regularly. My problem is, over the years, I have been fortunate and, though not wealthy, am pretty well-off. My brother, however, has barely eked out a living for himself and his wife. When he called the other day to […]

Americana music to fill Picnic in the Park

High Strung will bring their crowd-pleasing, homespun, Americana music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m., alongside the Davis Farmers Market, which is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. High Strung’s music ranges from traditional and folk tunes to the Kingston Trio and the Grateful Dead. The band plays frequently […]

‘Winter in Wartime’ is next film in I-House series

The International Film Series continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD rental or purchase, facilities […]

Davis entertainers will perform Dylan tribute

Various Davis entertainers will present a concert honoring Bob Dylan on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Dylan is the recipient of numerous Grammies, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Legion d’honneur […]

Soprano Leah Crocetto returns to Mondavi for ‘Rising Stars of Opera’ concert

During the past few years,”Rising Stars of Opera” has become a popular annual concert, drawing a capacity audience year after year. This year’s concert — on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, will follow that pattern. In the first half, the concert features two singers (sometimes more) from the San Francisco […]

Hear According to Bazooka at winery on Saturday

Sundstrom Hill Winery offers live music by According to Bazooka at its First Saturday event on Oct. 3. Musicians and song writers Richard Urbino and René Martucci write in a pop-rock style that blends elements of rock and roll, country, ska and zydeco into a delightfully stuck-in-your-head sing-along experience. They deliver their songs in a […]

‘Uncle Vanya’ production deserves community support

Don’t miss it What: Art Theater of Davis’ production of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors; 530-902-5589 or The sweltering heat of the valley summer should put anybody in the proper mood to see […]