Emerson Junior High presents ‘Mmmbeth’

Emerson Junior High theater group will perform “Mmmbeth,” a parody of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” which is typically bad luck to say outloud. Opening night is Friday and there is a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday in the multipurpose room, 2121 Calavaras Ave. There is a suggested donation of $5.

Wineaux: Getting away from it all (but wine)

Newsletter finished, wine column written, beets pickled, I decided to take a day off from all things home, including computer time, cello practice and puttering about in the kitchen. There’s only one way to do this effectively: get out of town. Friday dawned warm and sunny. Even my half-hour walk to the train station at […]

Improvised Shakespeare Company makes it up on the spot

The Improvised Shakespeare Company — which first visited the Mondavi Center in April 2012 — returns by popular demand at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, for a performance in Jackson Hall. Based on one audience suggestion (for instance, a title for a play that has yet to be written), the Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a new play […]

Violinist Sarah Chang returns for Mondavi recital

That’s the ticket Who: Violinist Sarah Chang, with pianist Ashley Wass When: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $35-$99 general, $17.59-$49.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Local music lovers with fairly l-o-n-g memories may recall Sarah Chang’s arrival as a recording artist in the 1990s. She appeared with the […]

Young performers vie for Mondavi Center honors

Check it out What: Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition When: Competition rounds Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; winners concert Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $15-$35 general, $7.50-$17.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The seventh annual Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition will be judged next weekend — and […]

Riggity Jig lends authentic flair to St. Paddy’s celebration

Local residents are invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, with an evening of Irish music and traditional fare at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The restaurant will offer traditional dishes with a Czech twist, as well as its full menu, accompanied by music from local Celtic […]

Jazz Roots concert on Wednesday

“Jazz Roots: A Historical Perspective of an American Cultural Legacy,” a musical program with Ken Kemmerling, piano, and Donna Wren, violin, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Atria Covell Garden, 1111 Alvarado Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 530-758-0700.

Citizens Who Care concert has extra-special meaning this year

Check it out What: “Yes, Indeed! The Great Songs of Bing Crosby” When: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $35 Info: www.citizenswhocare.us, 530-758-3704 When the performers step onto the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage for the 21st annual Citizens Who Care Concert, there will be two big […]

Art shows highlight Woodland event

The Senior Art Show and “ReXpo”  will be on display from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. The YMCA Wellness and Fitness Center also will host an open house and the Senior Center Inc.’s White Elephant Thrift Store will be open. There will be […]

UCD grad’s art on display in Sacramento

An exhibition of recent works by UC Davis graduate Phil Amrhein titled “Seeing Black,” continuing his exploration of the void, will be on display March 2-31 at the Axis Gallery, 1517 19th St. in Sacramento. This new series of black paintings explores the relationship between brushed line work and fields of sprayed paint, Amrhein said. […]

Lonesome River Band brings award-winning bluegrass to The Palms

Since forming 30 years ago, the Virginia-based quintet Lonesome River Band has been one of the most popular and influential acts in bluegrass. Lonesome River Band will make its debut at The Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20. Since its 1991 breakout CD “Carrying The Tradition,” Lonesome River Band has been […]

Electric slide guitarists bring black gospel to Mondavi

That’s the ticket What: Robert Randolph presents The Slide Brothers When: 8 p.m. Friday, with a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25-$59 general, $12.50-$29.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 Friday’s concert at the Mondavi Center by The Slide Brothers brings together several performers in a black gospel […]

‘Tis a pity poor directing overshadows strong performances

Check it out What: ” ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” Where: Science Lab Building Lecture Hall, UC Davis When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Cost: $5 Information: 530-752-1915 I find myself on the horns of a dilemma about Studio 301’s production of “Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” playing at the UC Davis Science and Lecture […]

Concert to raise funds for Yolo Hospice

Andrew Corbett, with special guests Joe Craven and Laura Sandage, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The concert is a fundraiser for the Davis-based nonprofit Yolo Hospice. Yolo Hospice provides expert and compassionate hospice care, community bereavement support and public education […]