Actor shines in fascinating portrayal of Barrymore

Check it out What: “Barrymore” by William Luce When: Through May 6, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock Stage, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $15-$38; www.sactheatre.org; (916) 443-6722 or (888) 478-2849 John Barrymore was born to […]

SF Opera’s ‘Elixir’ to screen on Monday

The Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theater will screen a high-definition recording of the San Francisco Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9. The opera dates from 1832 and was set originally in Europe’s Basque region, but this production moves the setting to a small Italian-American […]

Davis Chorales join orchestra in May concerts

The Davis Chorale, the Davis Children’s Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will present “Grant Us Peace,” a concert featuring the Mass of the Children by John Rutter and Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein. The two concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Davis United Methodist […]

Acoustic tunes from The Syncopaths

N Street Music will host a house concert at 716 N St. in Davis for the nationally touring acoustic band, The Syncopaths, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27. From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to music and songs rooted in the Scottish, Irish and American folk traditions. With […]

Mondavi opens 10th season with 2 weeks of special events

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis will start its 10th anniversary season this fall with two weeks of “opening events,” including some performers who are new to the center, several familiar favorites and two free events.

The new-to-Mondavi artists include singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt, who will perform Sept. 18, with soul/gospel singer Mavis Staples as an opening act.

Returning artists include jazz bassist Christian McBride, the first jazz artist to appear in Mondavi’s Studio Theatre, in 2002; the Alexander String Quartet, kicking off a cycle of Schubert concerts, marking the group’s 10th season as regular Mondavi performers; the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas …

‘Steeled’ on exhibit at Craft Center Gallery

Blacksmithing and welding instructor Anne Compton’s work, including this clock, is on display in “Steeled” through May 4 at the Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis. A reception in her honor will run from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the South Silo Building on campus. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. […]

Songwriting workshop offered for teens, adults

Local songwriter/composer Laura Sandage is teaming up with teen songwriters Nat Lefkoff and Susanna Thomson to offer a new class for songwriting enthusiasts. “We will create a fun, playful setting open to all levels of skill and experience,” Sandage says. “And we will dive into the nitty-gritty of songwriting, with every session including solo or […]

Down-home sounds at Picnic in the Park

The sounds of bluegrass will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday evening as The Notorious Shank Brothers play Picnic in the Park, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The band is well-known in Yolo and Sacramento counties, and regulars at the weekly celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The two Shank brothers relied on a traditional […]

Guitar trio to perform piece by UCD composer

Just the ticket Who: The Mobius Trio When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors, $5 for youths 12 and under Info: (530) 756-4100; www.davisartcenter.org The Mobius Trio — formed in 2010 by three guitarists who were studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music — will […]

Hear Kemmerling on piano at eatery

Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, popular tunes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit monticellocuisine.com.

Dingle School students paint the Masters for art auction

Yolanda Hudson’s sixth-graders at Dingle Elementary School in Woodland have done many art projects this year, but Tuesday’s lesson was special. A working artist, Cath Posehn, gave a lesson that will be translated into six 20-by-24-inch paintings that are copies of some of the world’s most famous paintings, including Leonardi da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Frida […]

Anderson-Gram Duo plays at Happy Thursday

Guests at the Rominger West Winery Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy discounted wine by the glass while listening to music by the Anderson-Gram Duo. Stone Soup Catering will provide tasty appetizers. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The duo from Roseville create “spirited live performances featuring rich vocal harmonies and […]

Feminist Film Festival features submissions from Davis and around the world

The 2012 Davis Feminist Film Festival, a grassroots event that uses alternative media as a springboard for linking art to social issues, takes place April 12-13 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent films spanning documentary, narrative and experimental genres to explore […]

Artist speaks about her work Tuesday at UC Davis

In conjunction with her solo exhibition at the C.N. Gorman Museum, award-winning artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq/Athabascan) will give a public lecture about her work from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in 3201 Hart Hall at UC Davis. Kelliher-Combs’ artwork chronicles the ongoing struggle for self-definition and identity in the Alaskan context. Her show, “Where They […]