‘Before Midnight’ is next in film series

The International Film Series, now it its 18th year, continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD […]

Tickets available now for CWC’s ‘Decades of Love’

Tickets are now available for the 23rd annual Citizens Who Care benefit concert, “Decades of Love.” The concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Though the songs that celebrate it may change, the timeless story of […]

DMTC announces auditions for ‘Sweeney Todd’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, “Sweeney Todd,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 4-5, with callbacks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. Auditioners need to attend only one of the first two nights. The show will be directed by Steve Isaacson with musical direction by Jonathan Rothman and Steve […]

‘Top Five': My walk with Andre

“Top Five” 3.5 stars Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, J.B. Smoove, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer Rating: R, for strong sexual content, drug use, nudity, crude humor and relentless profanity A day in the life of a conflicted celebrity, stand-up style By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Caught an interesting film the […]

Advent and Christmas Concert is Sunday

Davis Community Church will present a free Advent and Christmas Concert, open to the community. The concert will feature all of the DCC choirs, including the Chancel and Chamber Choirs, the Bell Choir and the Worship Band. “The story is familiar but it is the music of the season that helps brings home the meaning […]

Swing ye Noel!: Jazz fans have much to enjoy this holiday season

By Derrick Bang Special to The Enterprise When it comes to holiday music, the generational tidal shift is massive. At one end of the beach, we have those who listen to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby. At the other end, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Sheryl Crow. The middle ground is occupied by […]

Davis Chorale presents holiday concerts on Saturday

The Davis Chorale will present its Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 13, in two versions: an early performance at 3 p.m. that will run 45 minutes and is especially suitable for families with young children, and a more expansive evening performance at 7 p.m. that will have a full-length program. The concerts will be directed by […]

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a beautiful Christmas show

Check it out What: “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical” When: Through Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 7 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays (plus a special 7 p.m. performance Sunday, Dec. 22) Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$40; 916-443-6722, www.sactheatre.org […]

Davis Chorale presents holiday concerts on Saturday

The Davis Chorale will present its Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 13, in two versions: an early performance at 3 p.m. that will run 45 minutes and is especially suitable for families with young children, and a more expansive evening performance at 7 p.m. that will have a full-length program. The concerts will be directed by […]

Wineaux: Holiday shopping for wine lovers — no need to leave town

Daughter Julian announced that her holiday gift to the whole family would be a case of Navarro wine for us to enjoy with Christmas dinner. I thought this was such an excellent idea that I decided to include a Navarro special in my annual holiday gifts-for-wine-lovers column. Yes, it’s way out of the usual Wineaux […]

Sacramento Choral Society offers holiday concert on Saturday

The Sacramento Choral Society will perform its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert extravaganza at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. in Sacramento. This year’s special guest artist is mezzo-soprano Julie Miller of the Chicago Lyric Opera, the guest chorus will be the Sacramento Children’s Chorus (Lynn Stevens, director) […]

‘The Santaland Diaries': rollicking good fun (but just for adults)

Check it out What: “The Santaland Diaries” When: Through Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $28-$40; 916-995-5464 or capstage.org Capital Stage has brought back David Sedaris’ popular “The Santaland Diaries” as its holiday gift to Sacramento […]

Christmas Jug Band to bring zany holiday fun to The Palms

The Christmas Jug Band — “the kings of 100 percent acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday high jinks” — will bring their offbeat holiday cheer to The Palms Playhouse on Wednesday, Dec. 17, for their annual dose of holiday laughs. The band recently released its sixth CD “Jugology (Greatest Near Misses),” which will be available at the show. […]

Western-style wise-cracking show comes to The Palms

Hold on to your seats and get ready for a rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song! On Saturday, Dec. 13, The Palms Playhouse in Winters will present the seasonal extravaganza “Sourdough’s Wild and Woolly Revue,” featuring popular Gold Country old-time music-makers Sourdough Slim and The Saddle Pals, Faux Renwah and Robert Armstrong in a […]