Music for brass, choir and organ set at DCC

The Davis Community Church Chancel Choir will present a concert of music for brass, choir and organ on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. at the church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. The choir, under the direction of David L. Deffner, will perform Rutter’s “Gloria” as well as masterpieces by Gabrieli, Schϋtz and Monteverdi. […]

‘Love Is Strange’: Poignant glimpse of family values

Strong acting anchors this tender drama of shattered dreams As first-world challenges go, few can be more heartbreaking than the turmoil sometimes created by our nobler instincts. We like to believe that we’re capable of helping people — particularly friends and family members — much the way we’d hope to be helped, under similar circumstances. […]

Point of Brew: High crimes and high-alcohol beers

In her Wineaux column in this space last week, my colleague Susan Leonardi lambasted the continuing trend in the wine industry to make wines with more and more alcohol. Susan has complained of this before, although not all wine critics agree; I agree with Susan that excessively high alcohol content sacrifices refinement, elegance and delicacy […]

‘Art Farm’ exhibition will open in Woodland

For eight years, YoloArts’ Art and Agriculture Project has offered artists an innovative venue from which to create on farms, and farmers have been given the opportunity to make the work they do more visible through these artist farm visits. After a year of farm visits, the project culminates in the annual art show known […]

Bluesman, actor Chris Thomas King rocks The Palms on Friday

What do Oscar-winning movies “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Ray” and the critically acclaimed show “Treme” have in common? The answer can be found at The Palms on Friday, Sept. 26, when multi-talented bluesman Chris Thomas King takes the stage. Guitarist, singer, songwriter and actor King first leapt to widespread recognition with his role […]

Armadillo Music, KDVS host massive vinyl record fair

Record collectors and music fans, take notice — the Armadillo Music and KDVS Vinyl and Music Fair is here. With thousands of new and used records, cassette tapes and CDs, the Music Fair is your dream come true. Just be prepared to lose some time (and money) digging through the crates. This event takes place Sunday, […]

Chamber music comes to Congregation Bet Haverim

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will perform selections of its “Along the Danube” series of chamber music at Congregation Bet Haverim on Saturday, Oct. 18. October’s concerts feature members of the Ariel Quartet, joined by soloists Gilberto Munguia, cello, and Thomas Hrynkiw, piano, playing Beethoven’s Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello, op. 16; Franck’s […]

Davis band to jazz up Winters event

Winters businesses will come together this weekend to celebrate and encourage a spirit of community with the Fourth Friday Feast, featuring Davis band Luna Nova. The event event features locally produced wine, streetside dining, live music, art, local producers and artisans. Fourth Friday Feast is held in historic downtown Winters from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Vendors will be found lining […]

McBride performs at Wine’d Down Thursday

Sundstrom Hill Winery will welcome Ryan McBride back to the winery for Wine’d Down Thursday on Sept. 25. McBride is a Davis-native guitarist, singer and songwriter. His mellow acoustic style takes influence from greats such as Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, alongside many other contemporary folk writers. His musical repertoire includes a collection of covers […]

Actor Mitch Agruss honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran actor and longtime Davis resident Mitch Agruss was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sacramento Area Regional Theater Alliance at the annual Elly Awards event, held Sunday in Sacramento. Agruss grew up in St. Louis and then trained in the now-legendary theater program at Carnegie-Mellon University in the 1930s. He worked summer stock […]

New Artery exhibit showcases photography

The Artery is presenting an exhibit of photography called “Chasing Light,” showcasing the work of three photographers, throughout October. The reception for the exhibit featuring Jock Hamilton, Deborah Lamoreux and Anne Miller coincides with Davis’ Second Friday ArtAbout from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. The Artery, 207 G St., is open for […]

Red Rose Ranch Band headlines Tunes for Trees concert in Woodland

Mark your calendar for this year’s Tunes for Trees benefit concert for the Woodland Tree Foundation, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the grounds of the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. This year’s concert features the popular Red Rose Ranch Band, the Bottom Dwellers and the Suburbans. The family event includes […]

DMTC’s Young Performers’ Theatre presents ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre announces its upcoming fall show, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” a musical adaptation of Margery Williams’ charming and poignant story. Profound and sentimental, with a good dose of humor, “The Velveteen Rabbit” follows the adventures of a toy rabbit as he learns about the magic of love and what […]

Celebration of Life Fest to feature music, poetry, artwork

The Davis Cemetery and Arboretum will host its sixth annual Celebration of Life Arts Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. The free festival features live music, poetry and a non-juried community art show of approximately 40 area artists. Davis poet laureate Andy Jones will read his poetry, then the audience will be treated […]