Young composers present a recital

Local piano students will perform their own compositions at a recital at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, presented by the Yolo County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Tekla Babyak at 530-757-1468.

Art Basel lands satellite show in Davis

East Coast meets West Coast as the Art Basel Miami Davis Satellite Show moves into the former home of Dimple Records, 212 F St., in Davis from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, to Saturday, Dec. 8, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The Davis exhibit will run simultaneously and complementary to the […]

Me and Him play Saturday at Davis winery

Acoustic guitarists Martin Lewis and Kurt Roggli, also known as Me and Him, will return to the Sundstrom Hill Winery barrel room for a First Saturday concert from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Well known in the Davis area, Lewis and Roggli played to a standing room-only crowd at the winery this past August. Sundstrom […]

Experience a little bit of Colombia at Serenata Colombiana

The 13th annual Serenata Colombiana, a sharing of Colombian cultural diversity, runs from 7 to 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. “For those who have not attended the previous 12 Serenades, the Serenata is an act of love for our dear Colombia, which we hold very close in our […]

Church hosts Christmas concert

The United Methodist Church of Davis will present “This Day of Celebration,” a lively yet reverent musical with carols and orginal pieces lifting up the Christmas event. It will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the church, 1620 Anderson Road. Audience members will be asked to sing along to favorite carols. Admission is […]

‘Silver Linings Playbook’: A heart of gold

“Silver Linings Playbook” Four stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles Rating: R, for sexual candor, brief nudity and relentless profanity By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Mental illness isn’t funny, and — thankfully — Hollywood has matured past the point of believing otherwise; standard-issue […]

Mistakes were made, but not in this production

In the know What: “Mistakes Were Made” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento When: Wednesdays-Sundays, through Dec. 16 Cost: $20-$32 general Info: Call 916-995-5464, visit www.capstage.org If there ever was any doubt that Eric Wheeler is one of this area’s most talented actors, a visit to Capital Stage’s production of “Mistakes Were Made,” by […]

Mumbo Gumbo returns to The Palms for annual post-Thanksgiving dance party

Northern California favorites Mumbo Gumbo will bring their big, joyful sound to The Palms Playhouse for their annual post-Thanksgiving dance party at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. The danceable music of Mumbo Gumbo is legendary in Yolo County. While much of it based in the Louisiana sound that was so prominent in their earliest years, […]

Jogja Hiphop Foundation brings rap with Indonesian flair to Mondavi

Talk about cross-cultural combinations: The Jogja Hiphop Foundations features modern young performers with attitude from Indonesia (more specifically, the city of Yogyakarta in Java, which is revered as a center for traditional Javanese culture), rapping across language and other borders. This sharp-dressed collective promotes tolerance and pluralism but also takes on corruption and inequality with witty musical hooks that incorporate global and indigenous trance rhythms, Indonesian […]

Solo performer assays the entire ‘Star Wars’ trilogy — all by himself

Writer/performer Charles Ross, who claims to have viewed the original trio of “Star Wars” films more than 400 times, will bring his long-running solo show “One Man Star Wars Trilogy” to the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. Ross will singlehandedly present his version incorporating all three movies of the original “Star Wars” trilogy […]

Mini-musical performance to include ‘Sound of Music’ sing-along

The Manville Mini-Musicals program will present two performances of “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Mini-Musicals are non-auditioned, after-school performance classes for elementary-aged schoolchildren. More than 50 students, divided into two casts, have been […]

DCC hosts Christmas and Advent concert

The community is invited to ring in the holiday season will an Advent and Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. The church’s Chancel Choir, Chamber Choir, Bell Choir and Worship Band will perform, and those gathered will have a chance to sing […]

Sweet sounds of the season

The Davis Children’s Chorale, under the direction of Janie Howard Knudsen with director emeritus Rachel Kessler, will present its holiday concert featuring the music of Bach, Vivaldi and Irving Berlin, with a carol sing-along. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Donations […]

Baseball photo exhibit in West Sacramento

“Playing Their Dream,” a collection of photographs of minor league baseball by Charles Vincent McDonald, will be on display from Dec. 18 through January at Gallery 1075 at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. “(The collection depicts) the color and design of the game — and the character of the men involved […]