Let it snow at Opera House’s ‘White Christmas’

The Woodland Opera House will kick off the holiday season Friday, Nov. 25, with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Underwritten by the Salonites family, this delightful musical comedy has it all — memorable songs, spectacular dance numbers and holiday charm. Based on the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, “White Christmas” tells the story […]

Visiting composer’s music featured this weekend

Details Who: Composer and conductor Fabián Panisello, with the UC Davis Empyrean Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra When and where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre (Empyrean Ensemble), $20 general, $8 students; 7 p.m. Sunday, Jackson Hall (Symphony Orchestra), $12-$17 general, $8 students/children Tickets: www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 Composer and conductor Fabián Panisello is visiting UC Davis this […]

Madrigal dinner tickets still available

Hear ye! Hear ye! Only a few reservations remain for the 43rd annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, Dec. 2. The Saturday dinner is sold out. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres; dinner and the performance by the Davis High School Madrigal Choir follows at 7:15 p.m. The olde English merry-making takes place […]

Wineaux: Getting the bugs out of Thanksgiving wine pairing

Sometime in the last century, on one of my “Europe-on-$5-a-Day” trips, I ate a bee. Covered in chocolate, it tasted like a Nestlé’s crunch bar. (I used to eat such before designer chocolate appeared on the scene — and before we discovered that Nestlé was pushing baby formula in the Third World and causing infant […]

Sign up for some ‘Dance Lessons’

Check it out What: “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” When: Through Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $34-$38 general, $29-$33 seniors, $15 students; sactheatre.org; (916) 443-6722 At its core, “Six […]

Natsoulas hosts holiday celebration, auction

The John Natsoulas Gallery will host its first Holiday Celebration and Silent Auction from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 10. The gallery is at 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy musical performances, poetry readings, dance and performance painting while viewing and bidding on art created by more than 60 local artists. Performers […]

Nelson Collection showcased at tour

Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, will take visitors on an informal talking tour of selections from The Nelson Permanent Collection on view in the Nelson Gallery. The tour is planned at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6; the gallery is in Nelson Hall, formerly the University Club. On view are works by Paul […]

Multicultural program benefits kids in South Asia

CultureShock, an evening of multicultural music, dance and magic, is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Featured performers include 3D, Fiesta Dance N’ Fitness, The Spokes, Afterglow, Lashkara, Popping Club and Unbound Progression. The event is a fundraiser for Visions, which works with underprivileged youths in South […]

Muzzy gets jazzy at RootStock

Local art teacher Bob Muzzy is jazzing things up Friday evening at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. He’ll play classic jazz on solo guitar from 6 to 8 p.m. Muzzy has been a musician for more than 30 years, but only recently has found the time and opportunity to begin sharing his talent […]

Yolo Mambo plays Thursday at winery

Yolo Mambo will uncork some new Christmas songs from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Berryessa Gap winery, 27260 Highway 128, just west of Winters. For more information, call (530) 795-3201 or visit www.berryessagap.com or yolomambo.com.

UCD theater crew on the radio

Judith Plank, host of “Two Broadscasting,” which airs every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on KDRT, 95.7FM, will interview five members of the upcoming UC Davis production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” this week. Joining her in the studio will be Michael Barakiva, director; Kourtney Lampedecchio, scenic designer; Maggie Chan, costume designer; Jeremy Oase, who plays Claudius; and […]

Craven releases new CD at Palms concert Friday

Joe Craven and the Joe Craven Trio will celebrate the official launch of their new CD “One Four All” on Friday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Craven has long been one of the region’s most gifted and innovative players. Whether playing fiddle and mandolin in a bluegrass, folk, Latin or jazz setting, or amazing […]

‘White Christmas’

The Woodland Opera House will present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” opening Friday, Nov. 25, and running through Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The 
production stars, from left, Scott Woodard, Catherine Nickerson, Matt Kohrt and Kirsten Myers. For tickets ($15 […]

Logos offers philosophers and French groups, storytime

A Philosophers’ Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. The next meeting is Dec. 6. All are welcome to attend. The shop also offers a French conversation group, La Table Française, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second […]