Point of Brew: It’s just the right thing to do

“It’s just the right thing to do.” President Obama used those words when he spoke after the Supreme Court declared constitutional the essential elements of the Affordable Care Act. He implied it was socially the right thing to do, though, given the vituperative response to it from a significant slice of the population, it clearly […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

French Baroque trio performs Sept. 16

Check it out What: French Baroque concert Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. When: Sunday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation Music of the French Baroque featuring a trio of talented musicians, Flauti Diversi, start the Davis Community Church concert series. Flauti Diversi — Frances Feldon, baroque flute, Roy Whelden, viola da gamba and Yuko […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Artist highlights life from beach to the valley

Figurative, still life and landscape oil paintings are just part of Marie-Therese Brown’s fourth show at The Artery, which runs Friday, Sept. 7, through Tuesday, Oct. 2. She is showing an eclectic mix of beach and farm scenes from her many travels to Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as the familiar scenery […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats release new CD at The Palms

Check it out When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $20 Info: (530) 795-1825 or www.palmsplayhouse.com Sacramento-based rocking blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will celebrate the release of their new CD, “One Wrong Turn,” (Alligator) with a live performance at The Palms Playhouse in Winters […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

O’Brien Party of 7 brings fun to The Palms Wednesday Sept. 5

By Kate Laddish Bluegrass/country/folk star Tim O’Brien is no stranger to collaborations and reinventions — and his latest is O’Brien Party of 7, a family band chock-full of O’Briens including Tim, talented sister Mollie O’Brien, Mollie’s husband and duets partner Rich Moore, and four twenty-something O’Brien progeny. O’Brien Party of 7 recently completed “Reincarnation: The […]

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ causes stir in Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House Guild is proud to present the rousing musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The show opens Friday, Sept. 14 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 7. There is an additional matinée on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

I-House concert benefit orphans in India

A double-bill fundraiser featuring Andrew Corbett and MudLark will benefit the Davis-based nonprofit Sahaya International. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Koen Van Rompay, the founder of Sahaya and an AIDS researcher at UC Davis, travels annually to India, where he met earlier this year with the […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chamber Music Society announces season with five concerts in Davis

The Sacramento Chamber Music Society has announced its 2012-13 season, which includes five performances in Davis — all on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Guest artists this year include two longtime Davis residents — soprano Rebecca Plack, who teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory, and cellist Julie Hochman. Other […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Opa, it’s Greek night in the Village

The Hohlax Trio brings its traditional sounds of Greek Rembetiko all the way from Athens, Greece, to the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East, on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. The Hohlax trio of Jaime Smith (violin), Orestis Koletsos (bouzouki) and Apostolis Kounis (guitar, oud and vocals) was formed in 2007 on […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy a brief history of environmental music at Village Homes program

Environmental writer, editor and musician Lorraine Anderson returns to Davis to present “Songs to Move the Earth: A Brief History of Environmental Music” at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 E. Portage Bay Ave. From Woody Guthrie to Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell to Michael Jackson, modern songwriters have […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Saturday is Family Free Night at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company is opening its doors to all families for free at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The DMTC Young Performers Theatre will put on “The Music Man Jr.” All actors are between the ages of 7 and 18 and your children will be able to meet many of them after the show to […]

August 25, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged

Chinese music, culture highlighted in Oct. 21 concert

Chinese artist and musician Zimei will hold a concert at Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., at 4 p.m. This special event includes Chinese guzheng, pop songs, fairy dances and cartoons. Zimei will play with local orchestra members, as well as various other musicians. Zimei, who started performing in […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘The Expendables 2′: more mindless mayhem

“The Expendables 2″ Three stars Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Yu Nan, Liam Hemsworth, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris Rating: R, for strong bloody violence It’s time once again to buy stock in ordnance manufacturers; Sylvester Stallone and his geezer squad are back […]

Contestants needed for Community Idol

Are you someone with undiscovered amazing vocal talent? Are you craving your 15 minutes of fame in the stage’s spotlight? If so, enter to be a contestant at Davis’ “Community Idol” competition on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Davis High’s Brunelle Performance Hall. DHS’ Advanced Treble Choir sponsors this fun, talent-filled event and […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,