Music on menu for November at Monticello

Mandolin, violin and piano music are all on tap throughout November at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Bob Wren will play his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, while Ken Kemmerling will tickle the ivories with classic jazz standards and popular tunes and requests on Saturdays. […]

ETHEL string quartet teams with Rundgren for wide-ranging program

The string quartet ETHEL — known for pushing the musical boundaries for the classic combination of two violins, viola and cello — visits the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday. And true to form, the group will perform an arrangement of medieval music by a noted California composer, a string quartet version of […]

DHS drama department takes a trip down ‘Avenue Q’

‘I’ is for information What: “Avenue Q” Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. When: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2-3, and Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 Tickets: $16 general, $8 students Info: dhsdrama.net The Davis High School drama department will open its fall season at 7 p.m. Friday with […]

Concerts benefit Davis school music programs

The 24th annual Harmony in Our Lives benefit for Davis school music programs will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 1:30 and 4:15 p.m. at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Each show will feature several local choirs, with the 1:30 p.m. performance showcasing the César Chávez Elementary, […]

Commander Cody brings boogie-based rock to The Palms on Thursday

Commander Cody, the piano-pounding frontman of the legendary Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen and more, returns to The Palms at 8 p.m. Thursday with his current band for a high-energy evening of old favorites and new fare. Tickets are $20. Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen carved out their own niche in […]

Enjoy an evening of jazz at RootStock

The Midnight Jazz Trio of Davis residents Tim Pia (trumpet), Robert Blake (guitar) and Travis Bradley (bass) will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at RootStock, 15 Main St., in Winters. The trio has a particular penchant for bossa nova songs but also draws upon a vast repertoire of classic jazz tunes. […]

Shakespeare Ensemble puts new twist on Bard’s standard

Check it out What: “Macbeth: The Radio Play” When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday Where: UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $10 children 12 and under Info: Call 530-802-0998 It has been said that radio is the “theater of the mind,” and when a radio production is also a theatrical production, the audience […]

Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Mondavi with two nights of ‘Hamlet’

Check it out What: “Hamlet” When: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35-$58 general, $17.50-$29 students Info: www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 “Hamlet” is a famous, famous play. Just about everybody knows the line “To be, or not to be…” And when you see a picture of a moody young man holding […]

Hear classic rock, enjoy wine Saturday

Sundstrom Hill Winery will host the band Rayon Vacation (Amplified DNA playing incognito) at its First Saturday event this weekend. The band, made up of a few founding molecular biologists and a rocket engineer, has performed in various versions at many venues, both locally for the past 20 years, as well as at gigs in […]

Craft Center hosts staff show and silent auction

Unusual hand-crafted gifts will be available at the Craft Center’s 11th annual Gallery Staff Show and Silent Auction. The gallery will feature jewelry, glass work, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media made by the Craft Center staff beginning Friday, Nov. 9. Bidding will end at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. […]

French film to be screened Friday

“My Afternoons with Margueritte,” a 2010 French film directed by Jean Becker, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There is […]

‘Cloud Atlas’: Fair to partly opaque

“Cloud Atlas” 3.5 stars Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, James D’Arcy, Susan Sarandon, Keith David Rating: R, for violence, profanity, nudity, sexuality, drug use and often disturbing dramatic intensity Shirley MacLaine will adore this film, and I’m sure she already has done her part to […]

The Artery hosts ‘Threads Entwined’ exhibit

“Threads Entwined” celebrates twin sisters Jan Schubert and Jill Scher as they display their recent felted, woven and wax pieces at The Artery, 207 G St., through Dec. 4. The artists will be feted at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The sisters’ work shares a common thread: the exploration of […]

‘Fractalicious!’ to be presented at UC Davis

The Transversal Theater Company will present “Fractalicious!,” a performance created by synthesizing various forms of media, at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5-6, in Lab A of Wright Hall at UC Davis. The presentation is coordinated by the UCD Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance. “Fractalicious!,” produced by Bryan Reynolds, combines various […]