Auditions slated for DMTC’s ‘Hairspray’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company won’t be able to stop the beat this summer as it presents the Broadway musical “Hairspray.” Auditions are planned this weekend and early next week. With music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the show has played to rave reviews on Broadway and has been the […]

With Improvised Shakespeare Company, each performance is different

Check it out Who: The Improvised Shakespeare Company When: 11 a.m. Thursday-Friday, April 19-20 (for junior high and high school students); 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $42 general, $21 students; $12 teachers, $8 students for the morning performances;, […]

Davis theater fans will enjoy a ‘Relapse’

Details What: “Relapse,” presented by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble When and where: 8 p.m. Friday at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4; 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Tickets: $15 general, $12 students/seniors, $10 children 12 and under; or (530) 802-0998 The Orpheus […]

Concert benefits Davis Youth Flute Choir’s upcoming trip to Korea

Details What: Davis Youth Flute Choir When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $5 in advance at DAC; $10 at the door The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of flutist Maquette Kuper, will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Davis […]

Studio Jazz series continues with The Bad Plus

The Mondavi Center’s Studio Jazz series — which presents rising talent in a cabaret-style setting in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — continues with The Bad Plus, performing nightly at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, April 18-22. This trio — featuring pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King — formed in 2000, and […]

Anoushka Shankar to combine Indian, flamenco influences in Tuesday concert

Details Who: Anoushka Shankar’s “Traveller: A Raga-Flamenco Discovery” When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$55 general, $17.50-$27.50 students;, (530) 754-2787 “I have loved flamenco music as a listener for many years,” Anoushka Shankar told The Enterprise in a recent phone interview. And more recently, she has […]

BEAM plays classic rock Friday in Dixon

A Dixon High School 1970s reunion of sorts will take place Friday evening at the Dixon Veterans Hall, 1305 N. First St., when Dixon High graduate Bob Martino and his Woodland-based band BEAM perform. The fun runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. According to hall manager Greg Coppes, “Each time BEAM has entertained, the crowd […]

Point of Brew: Beer could define one’s cultural bubble

The Davis High School lacrosse team has 13 wins and 0 losses on the season, so far, and is ranked among the top teams in California. I mention this for three reasons: 1) Grandson Sam, who first appeared in this column as a tiny newborn more than 16 years ago, is now an imposing defenseman […]

Free bags, free books at Food Co-op on Earth Day

The Davis Food Co-op will celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Sunday, April 22, by giving free reusable bags to the first 2,500 shoppers. The Co-op also will host its first Earth Day book exchange from 2 to 6 p.m. that day in the conference room at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Bring […]

Davis artist wins People’s Choice Award

Davis artist Susan von Borstel won the People’s Choice Award at the 22nd annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show in Paso Robles earlier this month. Her booth displayed her oil paintings on natural stone. Von Borstel has been painting on stone for 10 years after being inspired by old stone buildings during a horseback tour of […]

Artist leads ‘Drawing Closer to Nature’ workshop Sunday

The UC Davis Arboretum invites artists of all skill levels to participate in a drawing and painting workshop with Peter London from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Employing simple, expressive art media in a safe and supportive setting with a few like-minded folks, participants will learn to create images that explore the connections between […]

New downtown spaces debut at Second Friday ArtAbout

This month’s Second Friday ArtAbout features the debut of Open Door Art Studios in Court ‘N’ Cedar, 231 G St., a grassroots project that gives local artists a place to create and share their work, and The Work Shop, 213 E St., Suite F, a drop-in work space for anyone who needs to work on various […]

Art, music and theater due at winery

Rominger West Winery will be all about the arts Friday — artwork by Barry Focha, live jazz and pop music by the Greg Willett Trio and a theater performance by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble. The winery, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, will be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Focha is the featured artist […]

Country-rock trio plays acoustic show Saturday at The Palms

Their name may conjure up Southern California beaches, but I See Hawks in LA has a distinctly local appeal, thanks to its song, “Yolo County Airport.” Hear the band release its sixth CD, “New Kind of Lonely,” Saturday evening at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Old Californio will open the show. I See Hawks In […]