Jazz guitarist Julian Lage returns for four-night run at Mondavi

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage — who left a favorable impression with Mondavi Center audiences when he appeared with violinist/fiddler Mark O’Connor in 2010 — returns for a four-night visit next month. Lage will perform Wednesday through Saturday, March 6-9, in Mondavi’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, appearing with his group, which features cellist Aristides Rivas, percussionist Tupac […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists present rare sounds

Check it out Who: American Bach Soloists When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, with a 6 p.m. pre-concert talk by musician Deborah Nagy Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $22-$60 general, $20-$55 seniors and students; www.americanbach.org, 415-621-7900 Two Baroque-era instruments that are rarely encountered in the present day — the viola d’amore and the oboe […]

February 26, 2013 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Free concerts announced for Solano County Fair

The Solano County Fair will continue its tradition of providing the best summer entertainment value in the area with five nights of headline concert entertainment included free with the price of admission during the Solano County Fair, July 31-Aug. 4. Scheduled bands include eclectic funk band WAR (Aug. 1), R&B legends The Spinners (Aug. 2) […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Spring singing starts this week

The Free Range Singers will begin the first of two six-week spring sessions on Tuesday. The group meets weekly from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, and is directed by Laura Sandage, with assistance from Katie Henry. All voices are welcome, regardless of musical background, including children […]

February 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Beautiful Creatures': A sumptuous charmer

“Beautiful Creatures” 3.5 stars Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann Rating: PG-13, for carnal behavior, violence and occasional profanity Popular teen-lit series makes a thoroughly absorbing jump to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Fantasy fans mourning the departure of the Harry Potter […]

Mixed-media exhibit at Gallery 1855

Judith Monroe will have an exhibition of her photo-based three-dimensional, mixed-media works at Gallery 1855 throughout March. The gallery, at the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and artist’s reception is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Blue Tones to perform at Village Homes

The Blue Tones will be the featured performers from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East, Davis. The Blue Tones have been playing the Great American Songbook and jazz standards throughout the region for more than five years. Known for Lynette Kimura’s lead vocals, […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians will jam in the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lonesome River Band to play at The Palms

The multi-award winning Lonesome River Band will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. The group is celebrating its 30th anniversary. They started the party at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention and Awards Show, where the band took home […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Sponsorships and the CWC Winter Concert

The Yolo County charity Citizens Who Care and Anheuser-Busch-Inbev, the largest brewer on the planet, have much in common: They both sponsor things, and for the same reason — benefit to the organization. That might not strike you as much in the way of common interests, but only because they sponsor different sorts of things. […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Local musicians showcased at I-House concerts

Multicultural concerts return to International House, Davis, on Sunday, March 3, and continue from 7 to 10 p.m. on the first and last Sundays of March, April and May. I-House is at 10 College Park. Open-mic performers are joined by three featured acts to make for a full evening of entertainment by local musicians. Featured […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD gallery to host mixed-media exhibit

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Fibery Tales and Fibrous Ends,” a mixed-media exhibit by Craft Center bookbinding and weaving instructor Elvira Delgado. Her work will be on exhibit from Feb. 19 through March 15. A reception in Delgado’s honor is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The Craft Center Gallery, […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to hold auditions for ‘Oklahoma!’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Oklahoma!” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Feb. 24-25, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Male roles include Curly (baritone/tenor), Will Parker (baritone/tenor, must sing and dance), Jud Fry (bass-baritone, […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Roots music stalwart Peter Case at The Palms on Saturday

Peter Case, a one-man embodiment of the musical range under the Americana umbrella and a singer, songwriter and guitar player, will bring his potent solo show to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20. Case is one of the modern-day troubadours. His complex, original lyrics fuse many of the quintessentially American musical […]

February 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,