January is join-a-chorus month

Dozens of choruses throughout the greater Sacramento area are starting new performance seasons this month. Many hold formal auditions, but for many others, the selection process is much less formal. And some organizations will take anyone who can carry a tune. So if you’ve felt the need for more singing in your life, now is […]

Gallery 1855 features Ross’ photos

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Jean Ross featuring the people of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, will be on display throughout January at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A free open house and reception for the artist […]

A long road for painter

Paintings by Jennifer Pochinski will be exhibited through Jan. 28 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. She will be honored at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Born in 1968 and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Pochinski received her […]

From Hawaii to Greece to Davis: Artist’s path is long and winding

Paintings by Jennifer Pochinski will be exhibited through Jan. 28 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. She will be honored at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Born in 1968 and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Pochinski received her […]

Flamenco performance canceled

A performance by flamenco singer/dancer Kina Mendez, planned for Jan. 15 at the Village Homes Community Center, has been canceled, organizer Gil Medovoy announces. For more information, call (530) 867-1032 or visit info@timnatalmusic.com.

Young Artists Competition winners featured in Mondavi recital

Details Who: Violinist Alexi Kenney and pianist Hilda Huang, winners of the Young Artists Competition When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35 general, $17.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 The two performers who won the highest honors in the […]

Point of Brew: An American Briton

I am usually very comfortable in Britain. After all, I spent the first one-third of my life there and grew from a twinkle in my father’s eye to a married man there; I spent all those years fully engaged in the social, cultural, physical and educational fabric of Britain. I am familiar with the place; it […]

Get a signed copy of ‘Hollywood Comes to Woodland’

Historian and author David Wilkinson will sign copies of his new book, “Hollywood Comes to Woodland,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the historic Corner Drug Co., 602 Main St. in downtown Woodland. The event coincides with Woodland’s First Friday Art Walk. Also on hand will be Bill Hollingshead of Davis, whose father Paul’s […]

‘Willy Wonka’ wants you!

Young actors ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition for the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater production of “Willy Wonka.” Try-outs are set at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. Callbacks will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. The musical […]

Auditions set for DMTC’s ‘Damn Yankees’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for its next production, “Damn Yankees,” opening Feb. 24 and playing through March 18 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Mace Ranch. Auditions are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with callbacks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for the show directed by Rand Martin. Choreography […]

Mendez brings flamenco tradition back to Davis

UPDATE ON JAN. 4: THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED. Kina Mendez, a flamenco singer and dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will give a repeat performance in Davis this month. Her performance will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $13 […]

Acme presents ‘Cyrano’ starting Friday

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano’ When: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 6-7 and 13-14, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students; the Jan. 8 matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance Info: Visit […]

Guitar Shorty brings ‘blistering rock’ to The Palms

Alligator recording artist and master bluesman Guitar Shorty will perform songs from his latest release, “Bare Knuckle,” on Friday, Jan. 13, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Credited with influencing Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings, beginning in 1957 […]