SFJAZZ Collective performs music of Steve Wonder

The SFJAZZ Collective, which performed at New York’s Lincoln Center earlier this month, returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, with a program exploring the compositions of multi-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder. The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star eight-piece ensemble that highlights the original compositions of its annually rotating members and also […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Kemmerling at Monticello

Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis.  Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, Beatles, Irish tributes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit http://monticellocuisine.com.

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See DHS production of ‘Tartuffe’

The Davis High School drama department continues its performances of “Tartuffe,” Molière’s classic French farce with a 1960s twist, at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Local audiences will get a preview of the show the students will present when they perform this summer at the world-renowned […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Calling all Shakespearean actors!

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble is holding a casting call for its third annual summer production, “Henry V.” An open call is planned in Davis from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and in Sacramento from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Callbacks are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The production will take […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Friday Night Live jazz at Rominger West

Jazz duo Tom Peron and Steve Homan return to the Rominger West tasting room Friday for a performance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The winery is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Peron, a trumpet player, and Homan, a guitarist, have been performing together for the past 30 years. Guests will enjoy their jazz while […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy Celtic melodies, Irish tunes at I-House on Sunday

Skyler Blakeslee will lead his band, The Black Bird, in traditional Celtic melodies and contemporary Irish tunes Sunday at International House. The 8 p.m. concert is part of the weekly Mid-Winter @ I-House international music series. Blakeslee will play flutes, pipes and other acoustic instruments; his music is “guaranteed to touch the Irish soul,” a […]

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Film series closes with some Irish flavor

“The Quiet Man,” a 1952 U.S. film directed by John Ford, will be screened Friday to close out the International Film Series’ 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Steelin’ Dan rocks The Palms on St. Patrick’s Day

Steelin’ Dan, a Steely Dan tribute band, will perform a St. Patrick’s Day concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Doors open at 7 p.m. The band won the 2011 Sammie Award as best cover band and a 2008 Best of Sacramento Award as “best show stealers.” Tickets […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

All’s fun in gender-bending ‘Leading Ladies’

Check it out What: Winters Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies” When: 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Saturday’s show is a dinner theater benefit for the Winters Rotary Club (call 795-3279 or email [email protected]) Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $10 general admission, $6 for seniors and students; (530) 795-4014 or [email protected] […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Francisco plays at Village Homes

Yolo County singer-songwriter Belle Francisco is the featured performer at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday in Davis. Francisco’s original music encompasses a colorful blend of blues, folk, jazz and rock styles. Her songs are an exploration of justice, human development, bonding, love and loss all in support of soul […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Alexanders to perform Dvorak’s popular ‘American Quartet on Sunday

Details Who: Alexander String Quartet, performing Dvorák When: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; lecturer Robert Greenberg will give a talk at the matinee and a post-performance Q&A session follows the evening performance Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $49 general, $24.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Alexander String […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Melodrama auditions planned in Winters

Auditions for “Green Gold is My Valley,” a classic melodrama by Germaine Hupe, are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 3 and 5, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Performances will be May 11-12. This production incorporates all the elements of a classic melodrama — the villain, the hero, the […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vinyl record fans will be in heaven come Sunday

Not every modern music collection exist in a digital cloud. Many of us still enjoy buying physical albums in brick-and-mortar buildings. These record enthusiasts and music fans won’t want to miss the Armadillo Music & KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl, CD and Music Fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Sunday at the […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Midstream Players present ‘Red Feather Ladies’

The latest offering from the Midstream Players of the Davis Senior Center is an adaptation of the play “The Red Feather Ladies Investment Group Activities.” The play will be presented at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. It’s a worldly farce, with ample elements of self-deception and illusion — […]

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