‘Skyfall’: Shaken AND stirred!

“Skyfall” Four stars Rating: PG-13, for intense action scenes, sexuality and fleeting profanity Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe Daniel Craig’s stint as James Bond has been about rebirth and re-invention, and “Skyfall” is no different, albeit with an intriguing twist: It feels more […]

Local artists watercolors on display in Woodland

Davis artist Lucy Cain Sargeant will display her watercolors from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, as part of Woodland’s Second Saturday Art at the Nest at Wild Wings Golf, 18540 Wild Wings Drive. Sargeant taught anatomy/life drawing and representational drawing at San Jose State University before moving to Davis to be near family. […]

Colleret performs at Covell Gardens

Vacaville singer Denny Colleret will perform his Johnny Cash tribute at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. This free event is open to the public. Colleret is the lead guitarist for the band Cash Tribute. His first solo CD, “Trains Go By,” was released in 2010. For more […]

Chorale plans Vesper, opera performances this holiday season

The Davis Chorale will be busy during December. The choir will present a Vesper at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, composed of Christmas choral music and carol singing by the audience at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Highlights of the hourlong program will be the Christmas Story, a short oratorio by Heinrich Schuetz, Jan […]

Come and see if ‘Davis’ Got Talent’

The 12 finalists of the Davis’ Got Talent competition will be selected to compete and perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The grand-prize winner will collect $200 and the opportunity to perform at the city’s 2013 Fourth of July celebration. For more information, call the […]

DMTC holds auditions for ‘Follies’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the auditions for the Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Follies,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18-19, with callbacks Tuesday, Nov. 20. The auditions will take place at DMTC’s Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. With direction by Steve Isaacson and choreography by Jacob Montoya, “Follies” is a seven-time Tony […]

Hardwater: An Evening at the Vets

Hardwater brings An Evening at the Vets concert series to a close at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The featured performers will be supported by Rowan McGuire. McGuire, a senior at DaVinci High School, started playing the drums before he was 5 and then branched to guitar a few years later. Hardwater, […]

La Descarga in concert on Nov. 18

The explosive sound and energetic rhythm of La Descarga will resound at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. In the tradition of the classic Afro-Cuban sound of The Buena Vista Social Club, La Descarga brings together Harold Muñiz (timbales), Ruben Hurtado (piano), Beatriz Godinez-Muñiz (congas, vocals) and Dominic Garcia […]

Point of Brew: Burying my head in the Sandy

By the time you read this I shall have pulled my head out of the sand. That occasion was planned for Wednesday morning of this week when the campaign for president should be over and done with and the results of the election known (God willing!). Very little gets through to ears buried in sand […]

Atria Covell Gardens hosts 49ers banjo player

Jack Convery, the San Francisco 49ers band director and “best banjoist in the NFL,” will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. This free event is open to the public. Convery, who is also a singer and guitarist, plays everything from jazz to country to pop. He […]

RootStock kicks off the holidays

Vacaville singer Denny Colleret will perform his Johnny Cash tribute from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Colleret is the lead guitarist for the band Cash Tribute. His first solo CD, “Trains Go By” was released in 2010. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., RootStock will host a […]

Folklórico company brings Mexican dance to Mondavi

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández claims the title as the oldest and most celebrated of that country’s dance troupes. The company’s performances showcase Mexican dances from different regions and different eras, ranging from the pre-Colombian times through the Hispanic Viceroy period and the popular period of the revolutionary years. The company will perform at […]

Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Sam Haywood return for another recital in Jackson Hall

The’s the ticket Who: Joshua Bell, violinist, with pianist Sam Haywood When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $50-$115 general, $25-$57.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 When violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk performed in Jackson Hall in February 2010, they were touring material that they were planning on […]

Blues/folk singer releases ‘Hundred Dollar Valentine’ at The Palms on Sunday

By Kate Laddish Blues/folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Smither brings his unique style and guitar work to The Palms, 13 Main St., in Winters at 7 p.m. Sunday for a CD release show for “Hundred Dollar Valentine.” Tickets are $25. While many musicians can be categorized easily — by songwriter, instrumentalist, singer or stage presence […]