Misner and Smith enjoying dual roles as actors, musicians in Sacramento show, plan Palms date in December

The Davis-based duo Misner and Smith have earned praise from several reviewers for their work — as actors, and as onstage musicians — in the Sacramento Theatre Company’s current production of “The Grapes of Wrath,” which continues through Oct. 26. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the John Steinbeck novel on which […]

Stories on Stage Davis presents John Lescroart, K. E. Montieth

Stories on Stage, Davis, will offer dramatic readings of mysterious stories by two Davis writers—New York Times bestselling novelist John Lescroart and fiction writer K. E. Montieth on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Pence Gallery. “Just in time for Halloween, literature-lovers in Davis can hear two intriguing tales of suspense,” said Stories on Stage founder […]

DMTC plans Halloween karaoke fundraiser

All singers, and people who think they can sing, are invited to join Davis Musical Theatre Company for a spooky night of karaoke and dessert on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Suite 10. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., singers can choose from more than 700 songs […]

The Rhythm Future Quartet plays at Village Homes Community Center

An evening of Gypsy Jazz with The Rhythm Future Quartet will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East, Davis. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. The quartet features Jason […]

Front Country brings fresh take on bluegrass to The Palms on Friday

Since forming just three years ago, Front Country has become one of the country’s top young bluegrass bands, earning a reputation for soulful vocals, blazing instrumental arrangements and a knack for writing songs that bridge the traditional and progressive camps of bluegrass. When Melody Walker (lead vocals, guitar), Adam Roszkiewicz (mandolin), Jacob Groopman (guitar), Jordan […]

Wineaux: Say it once, say it again, repeat

The chief pitfall of a long-running column: repetition. Regular readers no doubt tire of my tirades against high alcohol and highly manipulated wines, my exhortations to patronize locally owned businesses, my paeans to the pleasures of the table. So I delight in reading “real” wine experts who express the same sentiments, especially when said expert is […]

Pianist, cellist featured in Chamber Music Society concert

Check it out What: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento When and where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State Tickets: $30 general, $25 seniors, $12 students with ID and children Info: 916-443-2908 or cmssacto@gmail.com Pianist Thomas Hrynkiw […]

‘Night of the Anemic Vampire’ to play at Winters Theatre Company

When the curtain rises in less than 10 days on the Winters Theatre Company’s production “Night of the Anemic Vampire,” audiences will meet Count Lagoosi, a recent immigrant from Transylvania. Count Lagoosi is a starving, frustrated vampire who can’t get a decent meal until he selects his upper middle class neighbors, the Fordall family, as his next […]

Woodland Camera Forum to show off photos

The Woodland Camera Forum will be presenting a photography program at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. The program is free and open to the public, and will feature entries and winning images from the 2013 and 2014 Gold Rush International Photography Competitions. In […]

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ to show at I-House

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” will show at I-House, 10 College Park, on Friday, Oct. 17, as part of the International Film Series, which runs on the first and third Friday nights, September through May. There is no charge, but donations are welcomed to help cover costs. The film is liberally adapted from Nelson Mandela’s […]

Yolo Mambo to play at Ket Mo Ree

Yolo Mambo will play a concert at ​Ket Mo Ree Thai restaurant, 238 G St., Davis, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct 26. There is no cover charge and all ages are welcome. Yolo Mambo is a well-loved musical institution in Northern California. Their trans-global rhythms will transport you to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape […]

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to perform

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, with Jiří Bělohlávek, chief conductor and music director and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, UC Davis. For more than a century, the Czech Philharmonic has represented the pinnacle of Czech cultural achievement. Conducted by Antonín Dvorák in its inaugural performance, […]

Crocker plans Holiday Artisan Market 2014

The three-day Crocker Holiday Artisan Market 2014 is planned for noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. More than 100 artists and their original works have been juried. Highlights include photos […]