‘Much Ado About Nothing': a droll something

“Much Ado About Nothing” 3.5 stars Starring: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Reed Diamond, Sean Maher, Jillian Morgese, Tom Lenk Rating: PG-13, for sensuality, subtle sexual candor and fleeting drug use Eccentric update of the Bard’s romantic comedy is both witty and funny By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Fred […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Beautifully grotesque

Davis artist Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s “beautiful and grotesque” sculptures are highlighted this month in the Graduate Exhibition at Lesley University’s Art Institute of Boston. “My intent is to push the boundaries between inside and out, awkwardness and grace, fragility and heft, subtlety and boldness, and decay and renewal,” said Fitz Gibbon, who earns her […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Artery mixes media

Glass artist Theresa Haight joins fiber artist Pam Berry for the “Hard and Soft: glass and fiber” show July 5 through Aug. 6 at The Artery, 207 G St. The title reflects the challenge of uniting ideas and collaborating with diverse media. There is a free reception Friday, July 12, during the Second Friday ArtAbout. […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Brewers’ Nostalgia, Captain Ruhstaller and Jack McAuliffe

Technology is not always a straightforward advance into a more efficient future towards new and better processes and new and better products; sometimes an industry must go backwards to re-create itself. That is happening in brewing. The steadily growing craft brewing industry enjoys nostalgia for older, sometimes even ancient times; these days I am never […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Celebrate the seven-string guitar at the DAC

Matthew Grasso’s seventh annual Celebration of the Seven-String Guitar is at 7:07 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The concert will feature the new work “Apocalypse of 2012″ by Grasso and will be accented by the visual art of Colette Walker. Grasso (extended seven-string and 25-stringed raga guitar), will […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Open mic Thursdays at RootStock

Winters residents Sam and Lori Hawk will host an open mic at 7 p.m. at Rootstock Wine & Gifts, 22 Main St., the third Thursday of every month. This is a free service to the local music community. The open mic night provides an opportunity for musicians of all skill levels, from the beginning student […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mixed-media exhibit set at Craft Center

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Found and Finished: an Unlearning Process in Creation,” a mixed-media exhibit by Craft Center paper-making instructor Justyn Grove, which runs through Aug. 2. The Craft Center Gallery in the South Silo Building is open from 12:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 12:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Barnyard Theatre will present ‘Myths and Tales’

Barnyard Theatre will present “Myths and Tales,” a double-feature of original plays by local writers at 7 p.m. Friday in the Pence Gallery courtyard, 212 D St. The first feature is “Barnyard Animals.” It will retell familiar and unfamiliar ancient myths in interactive and entertaining ways. At 8 p.m., there will be an encore staging […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery hosts 24th annual Community Hang-Up

The Pence Gallery invites artists 18 years of age or older to participate in its 24th annual Community Hang-Up exhibit. This non-juried exhibition, on view from July 12 to Aug. 18, features artwork in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles and more. The Pence Gallery is hosting a public reception from […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See artists’ best screened at Davis Film Festival

The 10th annual Davis Film Festival is slated for Sunday, June 23, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The festival is a one-day a marathon of films from noon to 9 p.m. Feature-length films and shorts from around the world and Yolo County will be presented in all genres: narrative, documentary, experimental […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Youth Flute Choir accepts summer camp applications

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, directed by flutist Maquette Kuper, is accepting applicants to join its annual summer Flute Camp, July 8-18. The choir will perform its 30th annual Summer Music Concert, featuring both classical and jazz music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in atrium of the Davis Art Center at 1919 F St. […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hey now, check out RootStock

The Hey Nows! return for a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. The Hey Nows! are an acoustic duo that merges a power pop attitude with an Americana sensibility to create an engaging style of music that it calls “popabilly.” Formed in Yolo County early 2011, […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ensemble delivers the Bard ‘As You Like It’

Check it out What: “As You Like It” Where: UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays through June 30 Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students/seniors, $10 for 12 and under Info: Visit www.shakespearedavis.com or call 530-802-0998 Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” now presented by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble at the […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bonoff, Gerber to play at The Palms on Thursday

Singer-songwriter-musician Karla Bonoff will showcase all of her abilities alongside guitarist Nina Gerber at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Tickets are $25. Bonoff came to national prominence during the late 1970s and into the ’80s. Linda Ronstadt has recorded several of her songs, notably three tracks on the 1976 album “Hasten […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,