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Exhibition features Craft Center ceramics instructors

UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Co-Creative,” the exhibition of Craft Center ceramics instructors Renee Dryfoos and Linda Schwartz, from Monday, Aug. 10, to Sept. 4. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the gallery in the South Silo Building on the UC Davis campus. For information, call 530-752-1475. Dryfoos, […]

Local theaters receive several Elly nominations

Local theaters are among more than 430 Elly nominees for the 2014-15 season, which were announced at an informal nomination reception Sunday. During the 2014-15 season, 240 shows were submitted by 76 theaters. Davis Musical Theatre Company and The Woodland Opera House led the field of local nominees with eight nominations each. Art Theater of Davis […]

Energetic dance moves ignite ‘West Side Story’

Don’t miss it What: Music Circus’ “West Side Story” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: through Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $40-$83. Call 916-557-1999 or visit Sacramento MusicCircus.com   There was a lot of testosterone bouncing off the Music Circus stage during the opening number […]

Anniversary concert honors jazz’s debut in American churches

On May 21, 1965, San Francisco-based pianist Vince Guaraldi made history by composing and performing — with bassist Tom Beeson and drummer Lee Charlton — the first “Jazz Mass” presented during a U.S. worship service. The event took place at San Francisco’s newly completed Grace Cathedral as part of its inaugural “Year of Grace” celebration. […]

Choosing wine for weddings and heat waves

Days that hover at a hundred make me grouchy. The world becomes more actively malevolent, I but a cog in the evil machine who — despite my best intentions — only add to widespread misery. And every heat-related symptom seems a harbinger of The End. With this worldview, you’d think that the notion of approaching the Great […]

B Street’s ‘Best Brothers’ is more bitter than sweet

Details What: “Best Brothers” When: Through Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays Where: B Street Theatre Mainstage Stage, 2711 B St., Sacramento Cost: $23-$35, $5 student rush Tickets: 916-443-5300, www.bstreettheatre.org SACRAMENTO — The lobby of the B Street […]

Dance, acting, music classes slated

Registration is underway now for fall classes offered through the Woodland Opera House Education Program. Pre-ballet (ages 3-6), ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop (beginning through advanced levels for ages 7 through adult) classes are also signing up new students. New classes offered this year include Tiny Tappers (ages 5-7), which will be offered on Wednesdays from […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme brings new life to a time-honored tale

Check it out What: “Argonautika,” a play by Mary Zimmerman, presented by Acme Theatre Company to honor its 35th anniversary When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students; www.brownpapertickets.com Info: www.acmetheatre.net In her […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Conjunto Liberacion plays Saturday

Conjunto Liberacion makes its first appearance in the summer Music in the Courtyard series with a performance of Latin and salsa music from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard at Beamer Place behind Steve’s Pizza, 714 Main St. in downtown Woodland. “Be prepared for some major toe-tapping on a lovely summer evening in downtown […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cool down Wednesday with Cold Shot

Cold Shot will bring their retro and modern dance music to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Cold Shot delivers lively and energetic renditions of pop, rock and rhythm and blues dance songs with the love and care of heartfelt music […]

August 04, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Artistic skills of county employees highlighted at Gallery 625

The hidden talents of six Yolo County employees will be featured in the August art show at Gallery 625 in Woodland. Responding to a call for art sent to Yolo County employees, these civil servants responded with their artistic expressions created in their “other lives.” The participating artists are Julie Dachtler, deputy clerk for the Board […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Livingston’s jazz tunes liven up Stonegate

Stonegate Cafe and Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis, will present a piano jazz night with Dick Livingston from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. Attendees are invited to enjoy pizza, sandwiches and bakery goods by Rubi and Rosy as they listen to Livingston tickle the ivories. He’ll perform his own compositions as […]

August 04, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Victor Krummenacher will play concert in Davis

Sponsored by Armadillo Music, Bill Wagman and KDRT, Victor Krummenacher will be performing in Davis on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at Davis Media Access, 1623 Fifth St. Tickets are $20, available at Armadillo Music. Victor Krummenacher, co-founder of Camper Van Beethoven, recently released his latest solo album, “It’s hard to see trouble coming.” […]

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Folk music jam sessions set

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 11 and 25, at the Wyatt Deck on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, […]

August 11, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,
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