‘Ruthless! — The Musical’ opens Jan. 14 in Sacramento

Sacramento Theatre Company continues its season of mystery, music and mayhem with “Ruthless! — The Musical,” opening Saturday, Jan. 14, and continuing through Feb. 19. Previews begin Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. In the spirit of last season’s “The Musical of Musicals — The Musical,” STC presents […]

Poet will read at Jan. 26 Logos meeting

Logos Books’ poetry series continues with local poet Patricia Killelea on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Following the poetry reading, there will be light refreshments and an opportunity to purchase chap books and have them signed by Killelea. All are welcome. Logos Books is at 513 Second St. in downtown Davis.

‘War Horse’: A truly incredible journey

‘War Horse’ Five stars Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Celine Buckens, Toby Kebbell Rating: PG-13, for intense war violence The first act is breathtaking. The second act is grim, horrifying and heartbreaking. The third act is transcendent. Once again demonstrating a facility for extracting compelling, first-person narratives from the […]

The Wardrobe is abuzz with honey tasting, talk and film

“Honey: The Art of Sweetness,” a special culinary and film event featuring a Davis honey producer and a talk about honey bee science, is planned on Friday, Jan. 13, at The Wardrobe, 206 E St. The event coincides with Davis’ Second Friday ArtAbout. Admission is free. Guests will meet Robin Harlan, the owner of Henry’s […]

Learn more about our ‘mad side’ at Walters’ solo show

Details What: “Madhouse Rhythm” with Joshua Walters When: Wednesday, Jan. 4; doors open at 7 p.m., performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., Davis Admission: Free, but a $5 donation is suggested By Roger M. Pehlke He knew he had a mad side. Diagnosis in February 2001 confirmed it: bipolar […]

Gorman Museum features Blalock Jones retrospective

“Ruthe Blalock Jones: A Retrospective” will be on exhibit from Jan. 10 through March 16 at the C.N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis. Featuring the works of internationally acclaimed artist Ruthe Blalock Jones (Chu-Lun-Dit), who traces her heritage to the Delaware, Shawnee and Peoria tribes, the retrospective exhibition presents artworks from throughout her career. An […]

Hear Cold Shot on Fridays at The Grad

Cold Shot, a Davis duo featuring Rene Martucci and Richard Urbino, will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday in January at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. There is no cover charge, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call (530) 758-GRAD (4723).

Wanted: women who love to sing

If you have been known to sing in the shower or the car, covet the karaoke microphone and enjoy dancing in the aisles, the Sacramento Valley Chorus wants you. The award-winning chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is a women’s singing group specializing in four-part harmony, a cappella singing in the barbershop style. The […]

Acme presents ‘Cyrano’ starting Jan. 6

Adventure, comedy, romance and, above all, honor are featured in Acme Theatre Company’s production of “Cyrano,” opening Jan. 6. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. “Cyrano,” by Edmond Rostand, adapted […]

Ripped from the headlines, ‘Chicago’ makes its way from Broadway to Davis

Check it out What: DMTC production of “Chicago” When: 8:15 p.m. New Year’s Eve (featuring a buffet dinner, champagne, desert, party favors and DJ), plus 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 6-29 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $50 for New Year’s Eve; $18 general, $16 students/seniors; www.dmtc.org; (530) […]

French, Spanish and poetry at Logos Books

La Table Française gathers for its monthly French conversation circle on the second Wednesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. In January, the group will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. El Círculo Español meets, with native speaker and moderator Nelly Salazar, the third Monday of […]

Wineaux: The little sweet one takes on the season’s cold

I wish I could, for my last column of 2011, offer my lovely readers a gem of an insight. Philosophical, moral, spiritual, political, oenological, all-of-the-above — any deep, moving, enlightening profundity would suffice. But I have a cold. More accurately, a cold has me. We refer to it fondly in our household as The Cold […]

Local author’s success is no mystery

The first thing that Davis mystery novelist John Lescroart would like people to know about Tuesday’s launch party for his latest novel, “The Hunter,” is that everyone is invited. Yes, everyone.

“I hope everybody comes,” Lescroart said several times during an interview in his downtown Davis office.

Though he describes finding a local venue large enough for a book-signing to be “challenging” in the wake of the closure of Borders Books & Music, Lescroart’s enthusiasm for the event at the Odd Fellows Hall downtown is infectious.

“There’ll be food and wine, and we’re going to have a band. And lots of books,” he said. “It’s a really great location. It ought to be a blast in the night.”

Photographer’s, painter’s work shown side by side

See more What: “Interpretations of Place,” exhibit at the Tsao Gallery When: Jan. 6-Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays; and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturdays (beginning Jan. 14). Second Friday ArtAbout reception, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Admission: Free Art and serendipity brought together […]