Davis resident jams with Stewart at Harlow’s

Al Stewart and Davis resident Dave Nachmanoff will perform together at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Harlow’s, 2708 J St. in Sacramento. Tickets are $25. Stewart, a contemporary of his fellow Scottish countryman Donovan and also Bob Dylan, got his start in the fertile folk scene of London in the late 1960s. On his […]

Junior high musicians from Emerson, Harper and Da Vinci perform on Monday

The Emerson-Harper Junior High Orchestras will present its annual Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The Emerson-Harper Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras — including students from Emerson, Harper and Da Vinci Charter Academy — will perform music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Ravel, Clapton and […]

Ickes, Hurst team up at The Palms

Two of Nashville’s musical heavyweights, dobro master Rob Ickes and multi-instrumentalist Jim Hurst, will team up at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, for an evening of stellar bluegrass and acoustic music at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. Yolo County residents are familiar with Ickes, who lived in the area […]

Point of Brew: One man’s pint is another man’s poison

Rick Birle of Lake Forest, commenting on an article about the wonders of craft beers in Sunset magazine, writes “… I’m waiting for someone to stand up and say that some, if not many, craft brewed beers are nearly undrinkable.” In various ways I have been saying this to the craft industry for some considerable […]

Trokanski takes next step in community choreography

Choreographer Pamela Trokanski and the dancers of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage are asking local residents to “Name That Dance!” “It’s an experiment in community choreography, where an individual, business, or organization can submit a title for a dance and, if chosen, (we’ll) create a new dance to premiere this spring, […]

DMTC’s Storybook Theatre presents Junie B. Jones adventure

Just in time for the holiday season, Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Storybook Theatre invites families to spend some time with everyone’s favorite first-grader, Junie B. Jones, in “Junie B. Jones in ‘Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!’ ” Based on Barbara Park’s wildly popular children’s series, this stage adaptation follows the hilarious hijinks of Junie B. as […]

University Chorus performs music by Mozart, Beethoven, Lloyd Webber on Friday

The UC Davis University Chorus will team up with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Boychoir for a concert featuring music from three centuries at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Anchoring the program will be two big works — the Choral Fantasy by Ludwig van Beethoven (Op. 80), and the setting […]

Brandenburg Concertos highlight Chamber Music Society concert

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will continue its popular tradition of performing Baroque music in December, with a festive all-Bach program to be heard at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The concert will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1430 J St. in […]

Sacramento Choral Society to release new CD at Saturday’s concert

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra return to the venerable Memorial Auditorium at the corner of 15th and J streets in Sacramento for this year’s “Home for the Holidays” concert at 8 p.m. Saturday. The concert will mark the release of the Choral Society’s new CD, also titled “Home for the Holidays,” which was recorded […]

Don’t miss STC’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Check it out What: “A Christmas Carol” When: Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 23 Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Cost: $40 general, $36 seniors, $20 students Info: 916-443-6722 If you ever thought it would be fun to take your children or grandchildren to see Sacramento Theatre Company’s sumptuous production of “A Christmas […]

Photo exhibit has power and music of motion

The photography of Walter Kitundu captures the ephemeral power and magic of avian wings as viewers have never experienced it. An exhibit of his framed works will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Gallery 1855 throughout December. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for […]

Sacramento Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ returns for December run

Best-known and most beloved of all Sacramento Ballet productions, choreographer Ron Cunningham’s “The Nutcracker” has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom return year after year to enjoy the colorful costumes, imaginative sets and dramatic snow scene. The images of young Clara battling the Giant Mouse King, being saved by her Nutcracker Prince, […]

Woodland Christmas Parade is Saturday

Bands, floats, drill teams, marching units, antique fire engines, vintage cars, mounted equestrian units and — of course — Santa Claus will be featured at Saturday’s 48th annual Woodland Christmas Parade. The event, which attracts an estimated 20,000 people to downtown Woodland, is sponsored by the city’s Chamber of Commerce. The parade, themed “A North […]

Davis Children’s Chorale canceled

The Davis Children’s Chorale concert slated for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis was canceled due to illness. It has not been rescheduled. childrens-choraleW The Davis Children’s Chorale will present its holiday concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at the Episcopal Church of […]