Smither releases new CD Saturday at The Palms

Blues/folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Smither made a splash in the 1960s and early ’70s — and then walked away from music for most of a decade. After fighting some personal demons, he re-entered the musical fray in the ’80s and has remained a songwriting and performing force whose fans include such luminaries as […]

RootStock kicks off ‘Día de Albariño’

To honor the Spanish grape varietal albariño, area tasting rooms will celebrate “Día de Albariño” with Spanish-themed music. From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at RootStock, Route 3 will be offering a complimentary tasting of its recently bottled albariño. Later in the evening, Berryessa Gap and Turkovich Wines will be releasing their albariños. […]

The voice on the CD comes alive at Music Together concert

A benefit family concert for young children and their families is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, presented by Music Together of Davis and Gan Haverim Preschool. The concert will feature singing and dancing to popular Music Together songs sung by Music Together […]

Folk musicians will jam in the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The Wyatt Deck is on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, […]

YoloArts to host a state of change exhibit

Explosions of color, movement and energy describe the mixed-media works to be featured in the upcoming exhibition at Gallery 625, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The two-person exhibition featuring the artwork of Sacramento artists Kari Breese and Stacey Wong Hilton is a vivid exploration of color through the use of acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal, polymer […]

Enjoy some Mischief at First Saturday event

Mischief, a four-piece cover band, will play at Sundstrom Hill Winery for First Saturday, Aug 2. Band members include Joyce Ketcherside (keyboards), Les Kurtz (guitar), Larry Aulich (drums) and Richard Lavallee (bass). The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, in Mace Ranch and will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. for tastings, sales […]

Concert benefits 1,000 Red Roses Fund

Davis’ own Preoccupied Pipers — former members of the now-defunct band Lawsuit — bring their quirky musical stylings to the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis on Saturday, Aug. 23, for The 1,000 Red Roses Concert: A Benefit for the Davis Arts Center. The event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. They’ll be joined by singer-songwriter […]

‘A Most Wanted Man’: Superb espionage drama

“A Most Wanted Man” 4.5 stars Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Nina Hoss, Daniel Brühl, Vicky Krieps Rating: R, for profanity Newest John Le Carré adaptation evokes the best 1960s Cold War thrillers By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic John Le Carré continues to write gripping espionage thrillers, […]

Davis Chorale is accepting new singers

The Davis Chorale is gearing up for the coming season and its looking for more singers. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and begin on Sept. 8 at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Interested singers should contact director Alison Skinner for an audition appointment at 530-574-8419 or alison@davischorale.org. Prospective members are […]

‘South Pacific’ storyline still making waves

Check it out What: “South Pacific” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $35-$80 Info: Visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com It was some enchanted evening at Music Circus’ opening of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “South […]

Musicians perform at Sunday service

The Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, will present Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett on Sunday, performing several songs during its regular Sunday service beginning at noon. Meditation precedes the service, from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m., at 1715 Anderson Road at the site of the Congregation Bet Haverim synagogue. Born in Mexico and raised in Venezuela and […]

Davis Community Chorale will sing in Woodland

In honor of Woodland’s Stroll Through History, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host a concert presented by the Davis Community Chorale at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The church is at 625 W. Gibson Road, at the corner of Gibson Road and Cottonwood Street, in Woodland. Admission is free, but good-will offerings will go directly […]

WOH to hold auditions for ‘Zuccotti Park’

The Woodland Opera House will be holding auditions for “Zuccotti Park” — a musical about the economy — at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The concert-reading performance of the new musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the WOH, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Actors will be on book, except for […]

‘The Miracle Worker’ auditions set for WOH

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for the drama “The Miracle Worker” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, for children ages 8-14 and at 7 p.m. for youths over 14 and adults. Auditions will continue at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, for the same age ranges. Auditions will be cold readings from the […]