Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill on Thursday

Back by popular demand, Mike Justis and Steve O’Neill will perform at Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Performing folk, rock and blues in just the right proportions, Justis adds spice that only a harmonica can provide, accompanied by O’Neill on bass. This week, the duo will be […]

Thursday Live! jazzes things up Oct. 4

Three of the top jazz entertainers in the Sacramento area — Tony Passarell Trio, Eve West Bessier and the Ross Hammond Trio — will kick start Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Passarell is a Sacramento-based […]

Soroptimists host performance of ‘The Miracle Worker’

Soroptimists throughout the Sacramento region will present a performance of “The Miracle Worker” by the Sacramento Theatre Company, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The gala at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, will include wine (one glass included with ticket purchase), music, silent auction, the play, dessert and a “meet and greet” with […]

‘Trouble with the Curve’: Just about outta the park

“Trouble with the Curve” Four stars Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick Rating: PG-13, and perhaps too harshly, for occasional profanity and one sexual reference Even the most familiar material will become vibrant in the hands of seasoned pros. Randy Brown’s impressive debut script for “Trouble with the Curve” […]

Julie and the Jukes at Picnic in the Park

Julie and the Jukes bring the classic blues of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. The band, which consists of Julia Simon (bass and vocals), Stan Powell (harmonica), […]

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble opens with ‘Macbeth: The Radio Play’

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble kicks off its third season with “Macbeth: The Radio Play,” an original version of Shakespeare’s haunting tragedy that will offer the audience an engrossing sonic experience. The ensemble will be inspired by the format of 1930s radio plays, featuring unique live sound effects and an original score by Richard Chowenhill. This production […]

Stage, sound and light class offered by city

The city of Davis Community Services Division is offering a beginning-level technical class for stage, sound and light, Oct. 1-5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. “This is a class that will help you take your garage band or performing troupe to the next level,” a news […]

San Francisco Symphony to mark Mondavi’s 10th anniversary with Mahler, new work

The San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas — who played the dedicatory gala at the Mondavi Center in October 2002 — will return at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, for another visit, as part of the Mondavi Center’s 10th anniversary events. On the program will be Gustav Mahler’s sprawling Symphony No. 5 […]

Sacramento Ballet to perform twice in Davis

Double the dance What: Sacramento Ballet’s “Inside the Directors’ Studio” When: Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Cost: $15 What: Sacramento Ballet’s “Discover Dance” When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. Cost: $10 children, $20 adults Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Info: www.sacballet.org The Sacramento Ballet is partnering with the Davis Art Center […]

Jazz Choir presents ‘Everybody Dance Now!’

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis High School Jazz Choir’s third annual “Everybody Dance Now!” competition, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” “Everybody Dance Now!” is a […]

Bus package available for San Francisco concerts

It’s not too late to sign up for the San Francisco concert/bus package for the 2012-13 series. Four Thursdays a year, a chartered bus leaves the corner of Elmwood Drive and West Eighth Street in Davis at 9 a.m. and takes passengers to San Francisco for the day, returning about 6:15 p.m. The bus stops […]

Elvis Costello returns to Mondavi for solo show

Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello returns to the Mondavi Center for a solo performance in Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Costello began his career in the 1970s as part of the punk/new wave movement with songs like “My Aim Is True” (a number he continues to perform). Since then, he has recorded dozens of albums, […]

Wineaux: You can take a holiday — in Davis

I love the idea, but the word has to be one of the ugliest neologisms (“neologism” itself being in same aesthetic category) in the language — “staycation.” Come to think of it, “vacation” isn’t the most euphonious word either. It has the same root as “vacate.” Empty. You vacate your house and your work and your […]

‘The Search for King Carbon’ comes to Central Park

Everyone is invited to Nature’s Theater’s free theatrical presentation of “The Search for King Carbon” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Rotary Stage near the carousel in Davis’ Central Park. The show is part of the third annual Cool Davis Festival, which celebrates the people of Davis for their continuing efforts […]