UCD Band performs at Mondavi on March 13

Details What: UC Davis Concert Band When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The UC Davis Concert Band will give its Winter Quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for […]

Downtown Art Walk map available; tour set Friday

Local residents can take a guided tour of downtown artwork at 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon with 10 painters and muralists, hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. The group will meet at the gallery at First and E streets and will follow the new Davis Art Walk map. The map is now available […]

‘Quartet': A beautiful noise

“Quartet” Four stars Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith Rating: PG-13, and rather stupidly, for brief strong language Strong ensemble cast highlights gentle drama about second chances By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Music fills almost every frame of “Quartet,” whether created vicariously by this delightful story’s many […]

Irish-American band Solas releases new CD with concert

Solas, a quintessential Irish-American band, returns to The Palms Playhouse for a CD release concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20. The band will be celebrating the release of their new album “Shamrock City” with a special multi-media concert. “Shamrock City” explores the true story of bandleader Seamus Egan’s great-great-uncle Michael Conroy who emigrated […]

Holoman returns to podium to conduct Elgar’s oratorio

Check it out What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus and Alumni Chorus, conducted by D. Kern Holoman When: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Conductor D. Kern Holoman — who retired as conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra […]

Sac Choral Society performs at cathedral on March 10

The Sacramento Choral Society will present one of its “Stained Glass Concerts” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. The program will include spirituals, chant and folk songs by contemporary composers like Morton Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre, as well as Baroque-era masters like G.P. […]

Classical Guitar Series continues at Davis Art Center

The Davis Art Center’s fourth annual Classical Guitar Series continues with a performance by world/jazz/chamber ensemble Quarteto Nuevo at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15. The Los Angeles-based ensemble has an unusual style that is the product of the musical diversity of its members, who are deeply rooted in the worlds of North and South Indian, […]

Shakespeare Ensemble to host auditions for ‘As You Like It!’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble is holding a casting call for its fourth annual Summer Shakespeare: “As You Like It!” Auditions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Geery Theater, 2130 L St. in Sacramento, and Tuesday, March 26, at Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, 1615 Fifth St., Suite D, in Davis. Callbacks are […]

Point of Brew: A Belgian tradition brought to California

On the South African veldt, many years ago, I recall being rather intimidated by a tour group of Afrikaners of which we were accidentally (I think) a part. Though they were kind to us, these folk are religious and conservative, sometimes to extremes, and I was just a little apprehensive that my California and Davis […]

Thursday Live! to feature Latin flavor

Thursday Live! heads south of the border at 7:30 p.m. March 7 with an evening of music from Latin America featuring Zapato Viejo. Thursday Live! is a continuing series of concerts on the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. All shows are free and open to all […]

‘Urinetown’ is like real life, but funnier

Check it out What: “Urinetown” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through March 17 Where: DMTC Theater, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 seniors and students Info: info@dmtc.org It is highly unlikely that when the Davis Musical Theatre Company was choosing its spring show for 2013, there was any reason to […]

Local jazz drummer Jeff Minnieweather steps into spotlight

Davis resident Jeff Minnieweather is one of the artists featured in a new jazz series at Lakeside Room at Sacramento’s Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane. The veteran sideman, well-known in Sacramento jazz circles for his stellar musicianship and groove-oriented style, is stepping back into a bandleader role with a new band, Jeff Minnieweather […]

Davis flutist highlighted at concert

The Sacramento Symphonic Winds, featuring Davis resident Maquette Kuper on the flute, will present “Musician’s Choice!” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Ave., in Sacramento. Les Lehr will conduct the 60-piece band through Carmen Fantasy by Georges Bizet — which highlights Kuper — and other selections including […]

Art show featured as part of Lunada

Everyone is invited to a Lunada, an evening of song, art and storytelling celebrating women as part of Women’s History Month. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the atrium of the County Administration Building, 625 Court St., Woodland. The Esparto Teen Art Club’s women’s history art piece will make […]