Wineaux: Shop local for your wine gifts

Gift-giving season has arrived with its usual fanfare: fantastic sales, “White Christmas” muzak, craft fairs of all sorts and every imaginable incarnation of the North Pole crew. For my part, I’ve taken both the Buy Local pledge and the Simplify-the-Holidays pledge. The two occasionally conflict, of course (wouldn’t it be simplest to buy nothing?), but […]

DHS choral concert planned Dec. 13

The Davis High School Winter Choral Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Choir and Madrigal Singers will present an array of holiday selections for all to enjoy. The concert is free and open to the […]

Christmas with a Latino flair

December at the Mondavi Center is not complete without a spirited concert by a visiting mariachi band, celebrating California’s deep roots in Latino culture. This year’s artists are Mariachi Sol de México de Jóse Hernàndez, performing at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Jackson Hall. Formed by Jóse Hernàndez in 1981, the group features musicians […]

Tia Fuller Quartet presents studio jazz concerts at Mondavi

The Tia Fuller Quartet will perform for four nights — Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 7-10, nightly at 8 p.m. — in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. The theater will be arranged cabaret-style, with small tables and chairs. Fuller is familiar to pop music fans as […]

Art by leaders showcased at Gallery 625

Thirty years of Yolo County arts leadership will be recognized with a group exhibition opening Friday at Gallery 625 in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The show features paintings by Marianne Ryan, the Yolo County Arts Council’s first board president; photographs by Susan Lord Bovey, the current YoloArts’ board secretary; barn paintings […]

Check out ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’ on Saturday

The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program will sponsor a “Cabinets of Curiosity” scientific art show Saturday in Davis. Billed as “found object and sculpture featuring 17 student artists,” the event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at 721 Seventh St. in Davis (the corner of Seventh and G streets. A performance art by […]

Book group discusses ‘spiritual eldering’

The Stephens Branch Library invites readers to join the Active Older Adult Book Group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the reading garden at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group, which is free, reads and discusses books on aging. The featured title for this month will be Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s […]

Nachmanoff concert Sunday benefits Kiwanis Family House

Thanksgiving just passed, but we can still give thanks to those in need. Local singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff is hosting an afternoon concert Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Kiwanis Family House at the UC Davis Medical Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $20 […]

Baroque Ensemble performs free noon concert on Thursday

The UC Davis Baroque Ensemble will give a free concert at noon Thursday in Room 115 of the Music Building at UCD. Featured will be the “Capriccio Stravagante” by Carlo Farina (1600-1640), a sonata by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), and two Sinfonias (Op. 2, Nos. 3 and 4) by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). Violinist Michael Sand […]

Local production does the iconic ‘White Christmas’ proud

Details What: “White Christmas” When: Through Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10) Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors/students, $12 youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general, $7 youths 17 and under; call (530) […]

Rock-and-roll Christmas concerts planned

Holiday music similar to that popularized by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will raise the roof at four performances this month as the Davis Musical Theatre Company collaborates with local rock and opera musicians on a rock-and-roll holiday show. TSO’s musical style is a harmonious amalgam of classical, orchestral, symphonic and progressive elements blended with hard rock […]

Junior high musicians present Winter Concert

The Emerson-Harper Junior High Orchestras, directed by Greg Brucker, will present their Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Rehearsing with Brucker, right, in the foyer of Harper Junior High are, from left, J.R. Real, Andrea Salas-de la O, Helena Li, […]

Nathan’s photos exhibited at Gallery 1855

Terry Nathan will be the special guest at a reception honoring his exhibit in December at the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Nathan’s photographs, “The Yolo Causeway: Mediator of Space and Time,” will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout […]

Holiday tunes run the gamut at Thursday Live!

Kick off the holiday season with your favorite seasonal tunes at Thursday Live!, one in a continuing series of free concerts on the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. All shows are free and open to all ages. Thursday’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. and features eight […]