‘The Bloom’ paves way for Whole Earth Festival

The Davis Whole Earth Festival will feature episode three of “The Bloom” — “New Ways Of The Sacred” at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in downtown Davis. This is the second official event leading up to the festival, which takes place May 9-11 at UC Davis. “The Bloom” […]

‘Hedda Gabler’ comes to the Art Theater of Davis

The Art Theater of Davis will perform 11 shows of “Hedda Gabler,” running from May 16 to June 1. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets will be $15 general and $10 for students/seniors/children. Reservations may be made by email at arttheaterofdavis@gmail.com.

‘One’ singular sensation to open at DMTC

Thousands audition. Twenty-four make it to the stage. But in the end, only eight will win the chance to dance. This is the story of the ones who make it … and the ones who don’t. Davis Musical Theatre Company continues its season with Broadway’s singular sensation, “A Chorus Line,” from April 25 to May […]

DMTC’s production of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ will leave audience in stitches

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a breezy musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known satirical tale. Mr. Stitch and Mr. Sew wreak havoc at Wits Ends Palace when they present the Emperor with a special gift: an exquisitely beautiful “magic” suit of clothes, invisible to all but […]

Jazz singer Sachal Vasandani to play four nights

Sachal Vasandani is a Chicago-born jazz vocalist who attracted attention when he was named Down Beat magazine’s Collegiate Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 1999. He has worked with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. His 2006 debut recording, “Eyes Wide Open,” led to tours and opening for artists such as jazz trumpeter […]

Davis native’s feature documentary to screen in Woodland

Check it out What: “Mile … Mile and a Half” Where: Cinemark Movies 5, 1579-A East St., Woodland When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Tickets: $11 Info: Reserve tickets at www.tugg.com/go/80r5b9 Davis native Jason Fitzpatrick brings his award-winning feature documentary, “Mile … Mile and a Half,” to Woodland for a screening at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Wineaux: Good deals off the beaten path

My father used to sigh when I asked for 60 cents to go the movies. “When I was a kid,” he said (more times than I can count), “admission was 5 cents — and you got a free candy bar.” I remind myself of these predictable — and so very annoying to 10-year-old me — […]

DHS tribute to Tony Fields slated for April 25-26

The annual tribute to Tony Fields, titled “What I Did for Love,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The show commemorates the passion and drive of the inexhaustible Tony Fields, a successful dancer and performer […]

Rockabilly phenom to play at The Palms

Oklahoman J.D. McPherson is a fast-rising, high-energy performer with a modern take on rockabilly and primal roots music. He and his band will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, at The Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters. McPherson’s newest CD “Signs & Signifiers” (Rounder Records) has been called “a rockin’, bluesy, forward-thinking album that […]

25th annual state clay competition exhibit at The Artery

California’s best clay artists’ works will be on display in the California Clay Competition at The Artery. The competition runs in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. The exhibit will feature 44 works from 42 artists chosen by juror Don Fritz. He is on the faculty of Santa Clara University […]

DMTC to hold auditions for ‘Les Miserables’

Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for the musical “Les Miserables” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, and Monday, April 28, with callbacks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. The show will be directed by Steve Isaacson, with musical direction by Isaacson and Jonathan Rothman. […]

Children’s Chorale seeking members for Summer Choir

The Davis Children’s Chorale invites singers ages 8-14 to join the group for Summer Choir 2014. No audition is necessary, and membership is open to all interested singers. “This is a great opportunity for children interested in the chorale to get their feet wet and see if the Davis Children’s Chorale is right for them […]

Red Union Blue inks record deal

Teacher by day, rocker by night, Chris Lee is following his dream with Red Union Blue. The Davis High School teacher started the local rock/pop/country band two years ago, and now has signed a record deal. Want to hear their music? Red Union Blue will play a free, local show at 1 p.m. Saturday, May […]

Craft Center exhibit explores ‘Possibilities’

UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Possibilities,” the imaginative exhibition of Craft Center veteran Paul Ulbrich. The opening reception — with Ulbrich in attendance to answer questions — will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the gallery. The exhibit is open now and runs through May 2. The exhibit will […]