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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ a fun show celebrating a simpler time

Channeling Elvis What: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40-$83, available at 916-557-1999, www.tickets.com, or at the theater box office In 1957, rock-and-roll idol Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army, sparking a media circus that probably […]

Brassy! ensemble plays at Natsoulas

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will host a free concert with Brassy!, a brass ensemble, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 10. Brassy! features former Davis High School band director Fred Lange, on trumpet and flugelhorn; Larry Hudson on trumpet and flugelhorn; Mathew Wallace on French horn and contralto horn; Don Willems […]

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival coming soon

Don’t miss them What: Sacramento Japanese Film Festival When: Various times July 17-19 Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento Ticket: $10 for single tickets; $37 for an all-film pass. Visit www.crest sacramento.com or call 916-476-3356 Sacramento Japanese Film Festival, one of four Japanese Film Festivals in the United States, screens seven movies from Friday evening, […]

Newcomers, old favorites for DMTC’s 2015-16 season

Davis Musical Theatre Company announces its 2015-16 season of main-stage musicals, its 31st, starting in September with “Seussical” and closing in July with “The Music Man.” “Seussical,” which will be presented Sept. 11 to Oct. 4, is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Follow the Cat in the Hat as he and the Boy imagine […]

Dance to some jazzy tunes in Woodland

Phyllis Isaacson and friends will perform a collection of jazz standards from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the courtyard behind 714 Main St., Woodland. She plays keyboard, Tom Peron plays trumpet, Tim Metz plays drums and Bootza Necak plays bass. Wear dancing shoes.

Wineaux: Coming to consensus (or not) on ‘natural’ wine

In a recent New York Times Magazine (May 3) piece, Michael Pollan reflects on the word “natural,” which, in the food world, means nothing and everything. Nothing, because there’s no real definition, no real standards (unlike “organic,” which is regulated). Everything, because, as Pollan notes, “Something in the human mind, or heart, seems to need […]

United Nations remembers the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas officials applauded a United Nations committee’s decision Sunday to add the Alamo and four other Spanish Roman Catholic missions to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites, knowing it may bring more tourists. The UNESCO World Heritage committee added the sites, which are known as the San Antonio Missions, to the […]

You done it

Matt K. Miller (Chairman), Susanna Risser (Edwin Drood) and Martine Fleurisma (Princess Puffer) appear in the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a Tony Award-winning musical being performed in repertory with The Bard’s “Twelfth Night” as part of the Davis Shakespeare Festival. “Drood” is based on the novel that Dickens was still writing at […]

Wealth of Nations plays Grateful Dead

Wealth of Nations brings a spark from the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well shows to the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis at 6 p.m. Saturday. “Add in our originals and favorite covers, and we’re looking at a really fun show,” band member David Hafter says. The concert at the plaza in the 200 block of […]

Davis artist to present interactive art piece at Crocker

Davis artist Simon Dvorak, along with his collaborator Charlie Schneider, will present an original interactive art piece at the Crocker Art Museum during the Quench Art Mixer from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9. “Accumulation + Assemblage (Digital Diversion #6) Sacramento, CA” is a collaborative project that speaks to the transformation of the physical […]

Isaacson’s band to play Woodland summer series

Phyllis Isaacson and Friends will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Music in the Courtyard Series at the Beamer Place Courtyard, 714 Main St. (behind Steve’s Pizza) in Woodland. The group includes Isaacson on keyboards, Tom Peron on trumpet, Tim Metz on drums and Bootza Necak on bass. The group plays […]

Folk/Americana music featured at Davis backyard concert

A family-friendly, intimate folk and Americana backyard concert is planned in Davis on Saturday, July 11, featuring two singer-songwriters who performed at this year’s 25th annual High Sierra Music Festival. Nathan Moore (Mayor of High Sierra, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, ThaMuseMeant) and his traveling companion, Jay Cobb Anderson of Portland’s rising “newgrass” band, Fruition, are […]

Aerial performers to show their skill on — and above — the stage

Aerial show What: Equilibria Aerial Art Show When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11 Where: Davis High School’s Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St., Davis Tickets: $15. Daring aerial performers will be “flying” in Davis High School’s Brunelle Performance Hall on Saturday, July 11, as the third annual Equilibria Aerial Art Show will present artists who perform on […]

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