‘Peter Pan’ flies high with magical fun for all ages

Family fun What: Music Circus’ ‘Peter Pan’ Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: Through July 26, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday Tickets: $40-$83 (all seats $40 for children 4-12) Call 916-557-1999, visit www.Tickets.com, or go to the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office With a little magic, […]

California’s beauty on exhibit at Natsoulas Gallery

The John Natsoulas Gallery will host the 14th annual California Landscape Exhibition through Aug. 29, with a reception set for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25. California’s natural beauty and diverse landscape have been giving artists a source of inspiration in the genre of landscape painting since Albert Bierstadt and his 19th-century depictions of Yosemite […]

Texas roots rocker Ray Wylie Hubbard to play at The Palms

When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. Except, it seems, for Hubbard himself. Hubbard and his band will perform a CD release show for his latest album, “The Ruffian’s Misfortune,” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, […]

The Hey-Nows! will play Beamer Place Courtyard

The Hey-Nows! will play in the Beamer Place Courtyard behind Steve’s Place, 714 Main St. in downtown Woodland, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The band features Lee Milhouse on guitar and vocals, Andrew Sisco on bass and vocals, and Nicolo Scozzari on electric guitar, vocals and occasionally the mandolin, all sharing their […]

Acme to present ‘Argonautika’

Acme Theatre Company celebrates its 35th anniversary with its production of “Argonautika,” by Mary Zimmerman. Acme productions are presented entirely by high school-age actors and behind-the-scenes personnel, guided by volunteer directors. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31; Saturday, Aug. 1; Thursday, Aug. 6; Friday, Aug. 7; and Sunday, Aug. 9; at […]

Radio show features jazz after dark

Another fine KDRT FM, 95.7 Radio show, “Jazz After Dark,” with Don Shor, is airing at 11 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 p.m. Sundays. This is a chance to hear some carefully selected samples of jazz on the bright side. KDRT FM is the low-power station in Davis that also is on the […]

‘Next to Normal’ rock opera handles mental illness

Now playing What: Runaway Stage Productions’ ‘Next to Normal’ Where: West Sacramento Community Center’s Black Box Theatre When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 16 Tickets: $18-$25, 916-207-1226, www.runawaystage .com A rock musical that brings mental illness out of the closet is being presented by Runaway Stage Productions at the West […]

Young actors invited to audition for DMTC’s ‘Pirates of Penzance, Jr.’

Auditions are set for the opening show of the DMTC Young Performers theater season for Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” Auditions will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 27-28, with callbacks on Wednesday, July 29, also at 4:30 p.m., at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis. Auditioners […]

Davis Chorale launches new season, plans auditions

Buoyed by complimentary words from Dick Frantzreb’s review of their most recent concert — “lush,” “crisp singing,” “breathtaking range of dynamics,” “lovely ensemble sound,” “ well-blended, well-articulated sound that made for very pleasant , even inspiring listening” — the Davis Chorale is looking back with pride to the 2014-15 season and revved up for the 2015-16 […]

The Crescent Katz performs five-piece jazz at the gazebo in Winters

The Crescent Katz, a five-piece traditional jazz band from Sacramento, will play a free outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Rotary Park Gazebo. The gazebo is at Main Street and Railroad Avenue, in front of the Winters Community Center. The Katz combine the musical styles of New Orleans, New York, […]

Tree-O plays at Wine’d Down Thursday

Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes back Tree-O, a jazz-flavored acoustic string trio, to Wine’d Down Thursday this week from 5 to 7 p.m. Tree-O’s sound features lush three-part harmonies supported by a driving rhythmic accompaniment. Each member shares lead vocals throughout the set. George Haver, on guitar, leads with a warm and engaging tenor voice. Rick […]

Get ready for 50 years of rock at the park

Acoustic S&M will bring five decades of rock ‘n roll to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, July 22, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets, Davis. The two Acoustic S&M members have been playing music together since they met in 2001 at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant […]

‘Trainwreck': Not a total disaster

‘Trainwreck’ 3.5 stars Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James, John Cena, Ezra Miller, Dave Attell, Vanessa Bayer and Mike Birbiglia Rating: R, for strong sexual content, profanity, nudity and brief drug use Amy Schumer’s uneven jump to the big screen has its moments By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

Camp Shakespeare turns kids into singers, actors, producers

For the aspiring actor, the daydreamer or the artist, Camp Shakespeare is back this summer for its fifth year. Campers are composing music, playing games like dodge ball, creating costumes and learning about theater — all in the vast outdoors of the UC Davis Arboretum. Camp counselor Ian Hopps likes to go back to the basics of the […]