DMTC holds auditions for ‘Urinetown’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for the musical comedy, “Urinetown.” Auditions will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, and Monday Jan. 7. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. The show is directed by Steve Isaacson and is choreographed by Jan Isaacson. All auditions and performances are at DMTC’s […]

December 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Opera House presents ‘Godspell’

The Woodland Opera House, in conjunction with Kevin and Lorie Haarberg and Roger and Sue Kohlmeir, presents “Godspell” from Jan. 11 to Feb. 3. The musical plays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Jan. 26. The Opera House is at 340 Second St. in […]

January 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for jam session

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4,  on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Wyatt Deck is on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name […]

December 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ring in the new year with Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings

The Palms is hosting a New Year’s Eve dance party — complete with a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and all the trimmings — featuring master bluesman Roy Rogers and his band The Delta Rhythm Kings. Tickets for the special New Year’s Eve show, which will start at 9:30 p.m. and last well into […]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Come trailer hoppin’ at The Palms

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours will return to The Palms at 8 p.m. Friday. This special concert — dubbed “Trailer Hoppin’ at The Palms” — will include special guests, a costume contest and more. Tickets are $28. McClain’s good-humoredly audacious performance style is a hallmark of his shows: from his pompadour hair to […]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: 2012 — My year of blissful bubbles

Three years ago, in a pre-New Year’s column, I wrote, “I’m just not a huge fan of champagne,” and concluded the sentiment with “If you’re like me, you’d rather invest in a good red.” I did admit in that early column that bubbly is festive and celebratory and all those good things, but I only […]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Hey Now, it’s New Year’s at RootStock

The Hey-Nows! will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The Hey-Nows! are an acoustic duo that merges a power pop attitude with an Americana sensibility to create an engaging style of music that it calls “popabilly.” The duo plays a combination of originals and cover tunes, […]

December 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Les Misérables': A somewhat tarnished dream

‘Les Misérables’ 3 1/2 stars Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Daniel Huttlestone Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, violence and suggestive sexual content One miscast role badly damages an otherwise splendid adaptation of this beloved play By Derrick Bang Enterprise […]

Talented Jazz Band alums reunite

What: Second annual Davis High School Alumni Jazz Concert When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 general, $5 for DHS students with ID; available at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the DHS Band Boosters Then (part one): June 2010. Five […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Children’s Chorale welcomes new members

The award-winning Davis Children’s Chorale is accepting new members for the spring semester. For more information or to apply, contact director Janie Howard Knudsen at [email protected] or 530-304-3177.

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Gorman Museum to display tapestries

Tapestries from the fourth-generation, award-winning weaver D.Y. Begay will be on display at the Gorman Museum at UC Davis from Jan. 8 through March 15. There is an artist’s reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the museum at 1316 Hart Hall, followed by a 4:30 p.m. lecture at 2 Wellman Hall, next to […]

December 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘This Is 40′: Fractured family frolic

“This Is 40″ 3 stars Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Graham Parker, Chris O’Dowd, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow Rating: R, for crude humor, sexual candor, pervasive language and drug use Exaggerated farce displays some insight amid considerable blue humor By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Some perceptive truths about marriage, mid-life […]

Artists: Sign up for Davis Studio Tour

All artists who live in Davis are invited to join the Davis Art Studio Tour. This is an opportunity for new and established artists to show their creations, sell art and develop new fans throughout the region. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14. This is not […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Craft Center to host inter-dimensional exhibit

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “2.5 Dimensional,” an exhibition of ceramic bas-relief sculpture by Craft Center instructor Joanna Kidd, from Jan. 7 to Feb. 8. There will be a closing reception for the artist from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. The exhibition features bas relief portraits in fragment, removed from […]

December 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,