Magician performs at storytelling time Sunday at I-House

“The Amazing Mr. Hasbeen” will return at 2 p.m. Sunday to perform for the International House Children’s Storytelling Program. Mr. Hasbeen is a magician who is known to many in Davis as Mark Nemmers, the owner of the former downtown bookstore Bogey’s Books. His clever magic show is designed to appeal to children and adults. […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Food for thought at Fallen Leaf Lake

Once in awhile one gains a new perspective, a slightly different way of looking at the world or a new appreciation for ideas one previously thought were settled and done. Turns out the factoids of life are not, even in those of advanced age, necessarily un-moveable. Three things changed for me, just a little bit, […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Hear Spangler Band at winery Thursday

Helen and Tim Spangler, aka the Spangler Band, will play from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sundstrom Hill winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Their repertoire includes folk, rock, Americana and alternative music, with the focus on melody-driven songs. “Join them in the barrel room for an evening of music and […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

See the art of preserving history in Woodland

A multimedia arts festival and celebration of the diverse and layered history of the Cache Creek Preserve runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20, in Woodland. The “Restore/Restory: A People’s History Project,” co-sponsored by the UC Davis Art of Regional Change and the […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lara Downes, Davis High students to present benefit concert

The 88 KEYS Foundation and the Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association are presenting a back-to-school benefit concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. Proceeds will benefit music education in the Davis schools orchestra program as well as strengthen small music programs in local schools. The concert […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Ambitious season on tap for DMTC

Check it out What: “City of Angels” When: Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 2; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:15 p.m; Sundays, 2:15 p.m Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive Cost: $18 general, $16 students/seniors Info:  530-756-3682 or www.dmtc.org Steve Isaacson, general manager and company leader, is very excited about the Davis Musical Theatre […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free movies in the park on Saturdays

The Davis Sunset Rotary announces its Movies in the Park schedule for the fall. This free event is presented on a large inflatable screen in Central Park at sunset. “The Wizard of Oz” shows Saturday, Sept. 15, followed by “Back to the Future” on Saturday, Sept. 29, and finishing up with “Shrek” on Saturday, Oct. […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Auditions to be held for two Acme productions

Acme Theatre Company invites all ninth- through 12th-grade students to audition for its upcoming fall production of “In A Grove” and its winter production of “Radium Girls.” “In a Grove” is a collection of spooky, wistful and humorous Japanese ghost stories. “Radium Girls” is the true story of the young women workers who challenged the […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Los Straitjackets, Big Sandy bring surf and rockabilly to The Palms

By Kate Laddish Los Straitjackets has a well-deserved reputation for zany yet musically spot-on surf music with a twist. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys dish up rockabilly and have been inducted to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. These two bands are frequent collaborators, and will be appearing in a double bill/CD release show for […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples kick off Mondavi’s 10th anniversary celebration

Blues artist Bonnie Raitt and gospel/soul singer Mavis Staples will perform at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, launching several weeks of concert marking the performing arts center’s 10th anniversary. Raitt and Staples are touring together in what Raitt has described to some interviewers as a “soul sister extravaganza.” Staples takes the […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Various changes to Mondavi season announced

Several changes have been made to the 2012-13 season at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts since the season brochure was printed and mailed. Soprano Dena Kuznetova is no longer appearing in the Rising Stars of Opera program on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in Jackson Hall. Instead, soprano Sara Gartland will perform […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Printmaker shares life story at Gorman

The works of Navajo Melanie Yazzie titled “Salt-Bitter-Edge-Red Streak into the=Water Girl” will be on display through Dec. 7 at the C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. There is an artist talk and reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at C.N. Gorman Museum. Yazzie utilizes printmaking to consider her […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC holds auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for its next musical of the 2012-13 season, Alan Menken’s “A Christmas Carol.” Auditions will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, and Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. with callbacks on Tuesday, Sept. 18, also at 7:30 p.m., at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive #10, […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble announces new season

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble announced its 2012-13 season, which explores the theme of transformation through language and sound with “Macbeth: The Radio Play,” “Nightingale” and “As You Like It.” “Macbeth: The Radio Play” will be produced as an old-fashioned radio story, where the ensemble aims to create a fully engrossing sonic experience. “Nightingale” will explore […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,