1 5 6 7 8 9 390

Winters teens present Shakespearean comedy

The Winters Shakespeare Workshop blasts into the future with Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” a madcap romp with mistaken identity, twin brothers lost and found, and, of course, true love, all set in 24th-century Turkey. Original music, a live band, singing and dancing complete the performances. Produced by Mary Lou Linvill, directed by Andrew Fridae, […]

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Summer concerts begin next week in Woodland

The Yolo Community Band, under the direction of Pioneer High School music director Bobby Rogers, will return to Freeman Park on Tuesday to continue a 66-year-old Woodland tradition of summer concerts. The Tuesday series will kick off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, on the bandstand in the newly renovated park at 1001 Main St. Concerts […]

July 02, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ brims with pranks and parties — but begins with disaster at sea

Check it out What: “Twelfth Night,” part of the Davis Shakespeare Festival When: The show alternates with the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 2 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $25 general, $20 students/seniors, $15 children 12 and younger; call 530-802-0998 or visit www.shakespearedavis.org Shakespeare festivals, large […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Audiences will solve whodunnit in ‘Drood’

The Davis Shakespeare Festival turns tp Charles Dickens in the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” which opened Friday and continues through Aug. 2, in repertory with “Twelfth Night.”

The show is based on the novel that Dickens was still writing (and publishing in serial form) at the time he was felled by a stroke in 1870. Dickens, alas, left behind no notes indicating how the mystery of Edwin Drood’s disappearance would be resolved.

And since the author didn’t provide an ending, songwriter Rupert Holmes developed an interesting …

‘The Fish’ heads music lineup for ‘Neighbors for Nepal’

If you go What: “Neighbors for Nepal,” a benefit to raise funds for earthquake survivors; dinner, music and a taste of Nepali culture are featured When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, July 11 Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $40 each, available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., and Common Grounds Coffee […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Monticello invites all to final events

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis will be on vacation through Monday, July 6, and will be closing in mid-July. All are invited to join Monticello for its final Save Fiddlers Green Farm special events and fundraisers. Fans also can show their support via an Indiegogo fundraising campaign at www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-fiddlers-green-farm. The final wine-tasting hosted by […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vintage blues to fill the park Wednesday

The Hucklebucks will break out the blues for Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The Hucklebucks have been playing blues, roots and New Orleans rock and roll for 18 years. The Sammie Award-winning band has played original […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ under the stars

The Winters Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as its summer “Shakespeare Under the Stars” production at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 7-15, at the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Because the company wishes to present “Shakespeare Under the Stars” as family-friendly entertainment, all children under […]

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Tame the Flame’ on view in July at Gallery 625

The human fascination with fire — its heat, utility, beauty and capacity to destroy — is artistically explored in July’s exhibition at Gallery 625. “Tame the Flame,” a mixed-media group exhibition, includes the photographs and artwork of 13 local artists. The idea for this group show was sparked three years ago at The Nest, the now-closed gallery […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

A heaping helping of happy music

“Electric Compost Heap” is two hours of bits and pieces of folk, rock, country, soul, blues and jazz — with a little funk and punk, too. Host Dug Deep leads the tour of musical themes live from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show repeats at 9 p.m. Fridays, 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Robert Lautz turns cancer treatments into a comical play

See the show What: “Third Date,” written by former Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through July 4 Where: Dennis Wilkerson Theater at California Stage’s R25 Arts Complex, 1723 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: www.calstage.org Playwright Robert Lautz is living with prostate cancer. “I’m terrible,” he laughed when I asked him how […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': A celebration of life and love

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ 4.5 stars Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, Jon Bernthal, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon and Katherine C. Hughes Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, occasional coarse language and fleeting drug content   Solid acting and writing anchor this superb teen dramedy By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

We wanna rock!

David Tippie, 14, sings and plays lead guitar while Zach Callahan, 12, provides a driving drum beat for David and the Procrastinators’ performance last Friday on the E Street Plaza. The performance closed out the spring class of Rock Band University’s RockBand Sessions, open to youths ages 10-18 who want to play music and be in a […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Clyde Elmore’s nature photos to show at Buehler Alumni Center

Photojournalist Clyde Elmore will host a photographic exhibit from Monday, July 6, through Aug. 28 at the Buehler Alumni Center, off Mrak Hall Drive on the UC Davis campus. This will be the seventh annual exhibit of wildlife and landscape images. He will show animals and landscapes from Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as North America, […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,
1 5 6 7 8 9 390