New Broadway musical examines growing up

The new Broadway musical “13” will grace the stage at the Woodland Opera House, opening Friday, April 20, and continuing Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 13. There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move […]

Wineaux: Awash in a sea of wine bottles

In response to chef Tony’s having waxed nostalgic about the Chianti of his youth, wine-lover Sue brought a bottle of Chianti — complete with basket — to a Tuesday tasting at Monticello. I opened it on the spot and poured samples for the folks sitting at the bar. “Hey, I like this,” everyone said, including […]

‘Artistic Sensations’ raises funds for Yolo art education

Artist Tony Natsoulas, whose “The Joggers” statue is one of downtown Davis’ most recognizable landmarks, is the featured artist at the eighth annual  “Artistic Sensations” fundraiser. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Willow Oak Fire District Hall in Woodland. Proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art […]

Origami artists will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email or call (530) 753-6093.

Tour Central Davis gardens on May 6 to benefit Pence Gallery

Community members who attend our annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour always enjoy the variety of plants, designs and uses of the selected gardens. This year’s tour, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, continues to sample an area of Davis, this time Central Davis. Eight gardens were selected around the streets of […]

Actor shines in fascinating portrayal of Barrymore

Check it out What: “Barrymore” by William Luce When: Through May 6, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock Stage, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38;; (916) 443-6722 or (888) 478-2849 John Barrymore was born to […]

SF Opera’s ‘Elixir’ to screen on Monday

The Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theater will screen a high-definition recording of the San Francisco Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9. The opera dates from 1832 and was set originally in Europe’s Basque region, but this production moves the setting to a small Italian-American […]

Davis Chorales join orchestra in May concerts

The Davis Chorale, the Davis Children’s Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will present “Grant Us Peace,” a concert featuring the Mass of the Children by John Rutter and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. The two concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Davis United Methodist […]

Acoustic tunes from The Syncopaths

N Street Music will host a house concert at 716 N St. in Davis for the nationally touring acoustic band, The Syncopaths, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27. From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to music and songs rooted in the Scottish, Irish and American folk traditions. With […]

Mondavi opens 10th season with 2 weeks of special events

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis will start its 10th anniversary season this fall with two weeks of “opening events,” including some performers who are new to the center, several familiar favorites and two free events.

The new-to-Mondavi artists include singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt, who will perform Sept. 18, with soul/gospel singer Mavis Staples as an opening act.

Returning artists include jazz bassist Christian McBride, the first jazz artist to appear in Mondavi’s Studio Theatre, in 2002; the Alexander String Quartet, kicking off a cycle of Schubert concerts, marking the group’s 10th season as regular Mondavi performers; the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas …

‘Steeled’ on exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

Blacksmithing and welding instructor Anne Compton’s work, including this clock, is on display in “Steeled” through May 4 at the Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis. A reception in her honor will run from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the South Silo Building on campus. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. […]

Songwriting workshop offered for teens, adults

Local songwriter/composer Laura Sandage is teaming up with teen songwriters Nat Lefkoff and Susanna Thomson to offer a new class for songwriting enthusiasts. “We will create a fun, playful setting open to all levels of skill and experience,” Sandage says. “And we will dive into the nitty-gritty of songwriting, with every session including solo or […]

Down-home sounds at Picnic in the Park

The sounds of bluegrass will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday evening as The Notorious Shank Brothers play Picnic in the Park, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The band is well-known in Yolo and Sacramento counties, and regulars at the weekly celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The two Shank brothers relied on a traditional […]

Guitar trio to perform piece by UCD composer

Just the ticket Who: The Mobius Trio When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors, $5 for youths 12 and under Info: (530) 756-4100; The Mobius Trio — formed in 2010 by three guitarists who were studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music — will […]