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 […]

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 […]