Swing to the beat with The Undulations

An eclectic mix of early blues, jazz and swing music will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday when The Undulations perform at Picnic in the Park. The music runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in the park, Fourth and C streets. The band has performed regionally, on the East Coast and in parts of Europe […]

Earthquake Street Festival will shake up downtown Winters

Summer is just about over when Winters’ Main Street fills up at the end of August, and the community gathers to enjoy plenty of food, friends and free entertainment. It’s the Earthquake Street Festival, one of the biggest events of the year, and this year’s street party will have more to offer than ever. It […]

DMTC benefits from Race for the Arts

Supporters of the Davis Musical Theatre Company will join the 14th annual Race for the Arts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in William Land Park. The park is at 15th Avenue and Land Park Drive in Sacramento. DMTC will have a booth at the festivities, which benefit California nonprofit performing, cultural and visual arts […]

‘Ruby Sparks': Fantasy with a whimsical glow

“Ruby Sparks” Four stars Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliot Gould, Alia Shawkat Rating: R, for profanity, sexual candor and brief drug use Fresh, provocative concepts are one of cinema’s great treasures: unexpected delights — often in quiet, unassuming packages — that catch our fancy because they […]

KVIE auction features 16 Davis artists

SACRAMENTO — Celebrating KVIE public television’s 31 years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the 2012 KVIE Art Auction will showcase more than 300 works of art by emerging, well-known and world-renowned Northern California artists. KVIE’s art curator, D Neath, announced that 16 Davis artists were chosen […]

Brother-sister duo featured at August Performers Circle

Davis brother-sister duo Jackson and Gemma Vanover are the featured performers at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle, taking place Monday, Aug. 27, in Davis. Sporting rich sibling harmonies and an eagerness to take to the stage and perform, the two count Jack Johnson, Norah Jones and The Civil Wars among their influences. The Vanovers […]

See Jerusalem at photo exhibit

A multi-year photographic study of the Old City of Jerusalem, by London photographer Beni Rubinstein, will be on exhibit throughout Sept. 26 at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free reception and open house will […]

Tradition maintained in Music Circus’ ‘Fiddler on Roof’

Details What: “Fiddler on the Roof,” presented by Sacramento Music Circus When: Through Sunday, at 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: Start at $30; (916) 557-1999, www.tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Music Circus is presenting “Fiddler on the Roof” this week, […]

Point of Brew: Regulate guns via price

I rarely write critically in this column about cigarettes and smoking or guns and shooting because alcohol and drinking, which has made my career and sustained my family, is a member of that legal but controversial troika of activities controlled by the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). These things are legitimately in […]

String band mastery showcased at The Palms

The Palms Playhouse will present two groups at the forefront of progressive string music on Thursday — Darol Anger & The Furies and Joy Kills Sorrow. Anger is the groundbreaking violinist who, since 1977, and has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with Republic Of Strings, The Turtle Island […]

Notable composer’s educational path led through Davis

Webster Young’s journey to becoming a neoclassical music composer took him from the artist hangouts of Berkeley to the bright lights of Paris, but also to less glamorous destinations in between — namely, Davis and Woodland. As a composer, Young has written 130 different music scores. Five of his most critically acclaimed works were for […]

DMTC’s Young Performers’ Theatre presents ‘Music Man Jr.’

Strike up the band as Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre presents “Music Man Jr.,” Meredith Willson’s energetic theater classic. The Broadway hit tells the story of a traveling con man who has his sights set on swindling the residents of River City, Iowa. The show includes some of Willson’s most memorable songs: “Till There Was […]

Crocker offers free admission Sunday

The Crocker Art Museum is opening its doors free to the public on the third Sunday of each month, thanks to the sponsorship of Western Health Advantage. “Pay What You Wish Sunday” is part of the museum’s commitment to provide access to the community. The first public art museum founded in the Western United States, […]

Wine/food fundraiser benefits I-House

“Mid-Summer Music, Monticello & More,” a fundraiser for International House’s cross-cultural programs, will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. The evening will feature Chef Tony Gruska’s hors d’oeuvres, wine-tasting and music coordinated by James Williams and Matthew Harral of the Sunday(s) @ […]