Youths invited to audition for ’13,’ work with Broadway composer

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for “13,” a new musical, at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 22-23, at the theater at 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Callbacks will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Auditions are open to actors ages 12-18 who should come with a prepared song and the sheet […]

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Aaron Hurst as Claudio and Sydney Maguire as Hero share a dance during a rehearsal Wednesday of “Much Ado About Nothing” at Holmes Junior High School. Students will present a modern take on the William Shakespeare classic during three upcoming performances at the school. Showtimes are 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, with all performances […]

Crews start unwrapping Mondavi Center

Work crews began unwrapping the upper southeast corner of the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, as the ongoing water-sealing and retiling project that began last August moves toward completion. Since the Mondavi Center opened in October 2002, the building has experienced occasional leaks in access hallways and the box office during periods of heavy rain and […]

Capital Public Radio adjusts format, with jazz and classical music sharing same frequency

Sacramento-based Capital Public Radio — which has a large following among Davis listeners — announced format changes on Wednesday that will go into effect Tuesday. Capital Public Radio’s KXJZ (90.9 FM), will now carry news and information programs 24 hours a day. In addition to the current lineup of flagship NPR programs like “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” KXJZ will […]

Pay the piper, and hear him, at N Street concert

Dick Hensold will play a variety of pipes at an unusual solo instrumental concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the N Street Common House, 716 N St. in Davis. Tickets are $15, available at the door, or by emailing Toby Seeger at Hensold is described as the leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North […]

Wineaux: Wine resolutions for the Year of the Dragon

Not only is this my first column of 2012, it’s my last of the Year of the Rabbit. (You know, the year that was supposed to be calm and peaceful?) Chinese New Year comes early this time around, Jan. 23 instead of the first or second week of February. Too bad, because I usually punt […]

Winters musicians featured at RootStock

Finding Fable, an acoustic trio based in Winters, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. Members are Lori Hawk, Sam Hawk and Michael Musial. Finding Fable plays a mix of originals and covers from bands like Led Zeppelin, Oasis and Crosby, Stills and Nash, as well as artists like […]

Guitars aplenty featured in three-day festival at Mondavi

A three-day guitar festival at the Mondavi Center — sponsored by the UC Davis music department — will offer several free events as well as two formal evening concerts, featuring musical styles and influences ranging from classical to flamenco to jazz, as well as cutting-edge modern composition and music drawing on Asian tradition. Many different […]

Monthly ArtAbout offers a feast for the senses

Art lovers and music lovers will gather Friday for the Second Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis and beyond. The monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses is free and open to the public. Many events include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to talk with featured artists. For more information, visit or […]

Learn to paint poppies at watercolor workshop

Lake Tahoe watercolor instructor Jan Foss will be in Davis to teach a three-day workshop Jan. 27-29 at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Foss has a gallery/studio in Incline Village and has taught students from all over the world to paint with watercolors. She has been painting and teaching for 26 years. In […]

Author challenges obesity’s causes, remedy

Author Julie Guthman will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to discuss her new book, “Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism.” “Weighing In” takes on the “obesity epidemic,” challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Guthman examines […]

DMTC jazzes it up with a stellar ‘Chicago’

Check it out What: DMTC production of “Chicago” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 29 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors;; (530) 756-3684 Stop what you’re doing right now and call for tickets to the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s amazing new production of Kander & Ebb’s […]

Tickets on sale now for Davis High Idol

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Davis High Idol competition, which takes place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, and Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The event is hosted by the DHS Advanced Treble Choir and features competitors who are students in grades 10-12. The […]

Noche Flamenca will light up Mondavi stage

The vivid, emotional Spanish art form known as flamenco — which includes interrelated elements of dance, song and instrumental music — is the focus of the performances of Noche Flamenca, a touring company that visits the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Formed in 1993 by artistic director Martin Santangelo and […]