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Santa comes to town early in movie-turned-musical ‘Elf’

Check it out What: Broadway Sacramento production of “Elf” When: Daily through Sunday, Nov. 15; showtimes vary Where: Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St. Tickets: $18-$88; 916-557-1999 or 916-808-5181; BroadwaySacramento.com or tickets.com It must be global warming. Out in the Yolo Bypass, migrating waterfowl are increasingly seen out of season (by the standards of yesteryear). And […]

Davis Community Chorale shares the gift of song

There are still people who have not heard of the Davis Community Chorale. To change this, small ensembles from the Chorale are venturing out into the community. Madrigals as well as Christian and Hebrew songs are programmed for the two November concerts, while traditional Christmas carols and new seasonal music, again including Hebrew songs, are […]

‘The Peanuts Movie': Good grief!

‘The Peanuts Movie’ Five stars Starring: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Pig-Pen and the rest of the gang Rating: G, and suitable for all ages Beloved comic strip makes a fabulous return to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic It’s truly amazing. Philippe Petit’s 1974 wire-walk between […]

‘SPECTRE': Return of the über-villain

‘SPECTRE’ Four stars Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista and Rory Kinnear Rating: PG-13, for action violence Solid 007 adventure cleverly assembles previous plot threads By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This likely is obvious, but it bears mention anyway: Christoph Waltz […]

Closing reception set for ‘Material Worlds’

This Friday the 13th is hardly unlucky. Anyone who would like one final look at the Davis Arts Center’s current exhibition, “Material Worlds,” should attend the closing reception, on Friday, Dec. 13. Exhibition artist-curator Sara Post has invited 18 artists working in a variety of materials to show their work and to describe their process […]

Winters Theatre Company announces auditions for ‘Calendar Girls’

The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls,” the stage version of the 2003 movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Auditions, consisting of cold readings from the script, are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Roles are available […]

Storybook characters vividly come to life in timeless, modern classic ‘Into the Woods’ at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company presents the modern classic “Into The Woods,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, opening Friday, Nov. 13, and playing through Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, No. 10, in Davis. This is DMTC’s 10th-anniversary production as “Into the Woods” opened the […]

Roll the Fuzzy Dice at winery on Saturday

November’s First Saturday event at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the musical talents of Heidi Bekebrede and Dianna Craig, also known as Fuzzy Dice. Both are well-known musicians in Davis and members of multiple bands, including Frankie and the Fabletones. They will be joined on Saturday by another Fabletones singer, Chris Sanborn. The trio will play […]

Davis Sinfonietta to give debut performance

The Davis Sinfonietta, a new ensemble under the direction of Jonathan Spatola-Knoll, will give its debut performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Spatola-Knoll has studied conducting at UC Davis, and has been a member of the UCD Symphony and performed with various […]

Calling all ‘Band Geeks': DHS drama returns Nov. 6

Musical nostalgia What: “Band Geeks” When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 through 14 Where: Richard Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis Tickets: $10 for students, $12 for seniors and $16 for the general public, available at the door After delivering the well-received […]

Terry Evans brings soulful blues to The Palms on Friday, Nov. 6

Soul and blues singer Terry Evans has been performing since the 1960s, singing originals and classic soul and blues standards. \After growing up in Mississippi, where he sang gospel and blues, he moved to Los Angeles where he became one of L.A.’s foremost session vocalists, soon working with such artists as John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, […]

Achilles Wheel brings jammin’ roots rock to The Palms on Saturday Nov. 7

Achilles Wheel is a high-energy roots and world-music rock ‘n’ roll band from the Grass Valley area, featuring award-winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at. Achilles Wheel will roll into The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, on Saturday, Nov. 7. Tickets for the 8 p.m. […]

Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre presents ‘Blood and Reciprocity’

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre opens its 31st season with its fall concert “Blood and Reciprocity” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place in Davis. The show answers age-old questions such as why some people are excellent tippers, […]

Old-school country artist Jeremy Pinnell sings about life

Free show Who: Jeremy Pinnell and The 55’s When: 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 Where: Berryessa Brewing Company, 27260 Highway 128 in Winters Information: 530-795-3526. These days, country music brings to mind overly polished pop music with a twang. Jeremy Pinnell plays country music — but it isn’t that. This is old-school, hard country in […]

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