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 […]

Cajun sounds heard at The Palms

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will provide Cajun-flavored and irresistibly danceable music at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at The Palms Playhouse. Tickets are $20. Violinist/composer Tom Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco music scene to form Tom Rigney & Flambeau. The band specializes in blazing Cajun and zydeco […]

Concert benefits Fourth and Hope

West Valley Chorus will present its holiday show, “Giving Back to the Community,” benefiting Fourth and Hope, formerly the Yolo Wayfarer Center. The show begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at The New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave., Woodland. Admission is a $5 donation plus two cans of food. There are 35 active […]

Get into the holiday spirit with DMTC’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

What: “A Christmas Carol” Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive When: Through Dec. 9, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays Cost: $18 general, $16 students/seniors Info: www.dmtc.org or 530-756-3682 It helps to understand that the version of “A Christmas Carol” by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent […]

Point of Brew: This Thanksgiving, be thankful for small things

A bottle of beer is unlikely to be on the list of things for which you are thankful this Thanksgiving Day. Despite the many extraordinary positive qualities of the beverage — including, for example, its nutritional value and contributions to good health — it will not rise much above the invisible. And, more than likely, […]

Village Homes Performers’ Circle celebrates 20 years

Local musicians will unite Monday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Village Homes Performers’ Circle in Davis. Twenty years ago this month, Peter Dyer founded the Performers’ Circle in his Village Homes living room. A longtime Davis musician and community activist who now lives in New Zealand, Dyer wanted to try something new to bring […]

UCD Concert Band takes audience on trip through a time warp

The UC Davis Concert Band, directed by Pete Nowlen, will travel a bit through time and space during their performance on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Included will be a sonic journey to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, which included exhibits designed to demonstration the newly discovered uses of electricity […]

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ in Winters

What: “Miracle on 34th Street” Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters When: Through Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $10 general, $6 seniors and students Info: 530-795-4014 Christmas has come early to Winters, beating even the venerable old Macy’s Thanksgiving parade by a week. “Miracle on 34th Street,” […]

Woodland Opera House presents the holiday comedy ‘Inspecting Carol’

The Woodland Opera House presents the holiday comedy “Inspecting Carol” beginning Friday, Nov. 30, and running at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays through Dec. 23. There is an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. This comedy is “A Christmas Carol” meets “The Government Inspector” meets “Noises Off” […]

‘Here We Come A’Caroling’ with Woodland Chamber Singers

The Woodland Chamber Singers will present their annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland The 75 members of the chorus, along with Artistic Director Lenore Turner Heinson and accompanist Lori Jarvey, will present a program […]

Sunday(s) @ I-House offers cultural exchange

The second season of Sunday(s) @ I-House, an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, continues with more cross-cultural open-mic performances of music and spoken word from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at I-House, 10 College Park. A featured performer will be highlighted with a 30-minute set in the middle of the evening. Mother-daughter performers […]

‘The Sessions’: The power of love

By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic “The Sessions” Five stars Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Adam Arkin, Annika Marks, Rhea Perlman Rating: R, for strong sexuality, graphic nudity and sexual candor Berkeley-based poet, author and journalist Mark O’Brien died in 1999, just shy of his 50th birthday. His collections of […]

DMTC, Yolo County Food Bank team up for holiday cheer

The Davis Musical Theatre Company and the Yolo County Food Bank are teaming up this holiday season to help the hungry. Theatergoers will receive half-off a general price ticket to see DMTC’s Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol” when they bring in four or more cans of food for the Food Bank of Yolo County. […]

Empyrean Ensemble showcases new music from the British Isles on Saturday

Check it out What: Empyrean Ensemble performs music from Britain When: 7 p.m. Saturday, with a pre-performance talk at 6:15 p.m. Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $20 general, $10 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 754-2787 A rainbow, a riot and a lullaby. These are among the components of Saturday night’s […]