‘See me, feel me, touch me, heal me’

Check it out What: “The Who’s Tommy” When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, May 19-21 and 26-28; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 22 and 29 Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $18/$22 general; $15/$20 students, children and seniors; http://www.mondaviarts.org of (530) 754-2787 Rating: PG-13 “The Who’s Tommy” lights up the Main Theatre stage at UC Davis […]

‘Painting on the Edge’ opens Friday

The Davis Community Gallery will host an exhibit of contemporary landscape paintings by Esparto artist Claire Haag, opening Friday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The gallery is at the Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road in Davis; the exhibit will remain up through Aug. 5. Haag was born and raised in […]

Help solve Winters whodunnit

Bang! Whodunnit? Who shot the mysterious man during the garter toss at the wedding? Was it Harold Montague, father of the bride? Wealthy, well-educated CEO and president of a major local corporation he built from scratch? Or was it his wife, Mildred?  Spoiled, callous, opinionated, sharp-tongued, most comfortable with a dry martini in hand? Or perhaps […]

Hear Ron Goldberg Quartet on Wednesday

Visitors to the Davis Farmers Market’s Picnic in the Park celebration Wednesday will be treated to the music of the Ron Goldberg Quartet — a mix of folk, blues, country, rock oldies and calypso music featuring spirited vocals accompanied by a variety of instruments. The celebration runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, […]

Traditional bluegrass Thursday at Rominger West

The Rominger West Winery’s “Happy Thursday” this week features live music by The Notorious Shank Brothers from 4 to 7 p.m. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. If you like hard-core traditional bluegrass, you’ll like the solid combination of classic songs and instrumentals dished up by The Notorious Shank Brothers. […]

Rominger West features Brandon Tyler on May 26

Live music by Brandon Tyler will be featured at the Rominger West Winery’s “Happy Thursday” gathering from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Tyler’s band features acoustic guitar, bass, drums and vocals. A Sacramento musician, he sold out all 200 seats of the […]

And this is no blarney …

The May gathering of the Village Homes Performers Circle on Monday, May 23, will feature Shovel’n Blarney, a Sacramento-based band that will be dishin’ out great Irish tunes like your Uncle Mike used to sing in the pubs when he shoulda been home helping Aunt Bridget with the kids. Guests will be transported from Amerika, […]

Fogerty launches summer concerts

Rock and roll legend John Fogerty, lead singer for Creedence Clearwater Revival, will kick off Cache Creek Casino Resort’s summer concert series at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The resort is opening a new 3,000-seat outdoor amphitheater just south of the casino. Fogerty was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 greatest […]

UC Davis, Davis High Baroque Ensembles team up

The UC Davis Baroque Ensemble, directed by Phebe Craig and Michael Sand, along with the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble, directed by Angelo Moreno, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. On the program will be works by Francesco Geminiani, J.S. Bach and early Mozart divertimentos. The […]

Early Music Ensemble performs Monteverdi

The Early Music Ensemble at UC Davis will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. On the program are works by Italian Baroque composers Claudio Monteverdi and Giovanni Sances. Professor David Nutter directs the ensemble of approximately 30 singers, with guest musicians David Morris (cello), Cheryl Fulton (harp) and […]

DPNS Rocks! fundraiser is Friday

Davis Parent Nursery School will host its end-of-the-year fundraising concert, DPNS Rocks!, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Eighth Street campus, 426 W. Eighth St. The crowd will be entertained by live music from The Remedies and Music Matt. Pizza donated by Steve’s Place and ice cream donated by Baskin-Robbins will be available. […]

‘Lost in Africa’ premieres at Mondavi Center

The film “Lost in Africa” will get its U.S. premiere at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Free tickets are available by calling (530) 754-2787 or online at http://mondaviarts.org with the promotion code KIBERA. The film stars Connie Nielsen, who co-starred in the Academy Award-winning film […]

Bridesmaids: Gals behaving badly

‘Bridesmaids’ 3.5 stars Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Jill Clayburgh, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper Rating: R, for profanity, sexuality and relentless vulgarity If “Bridesmaids” is intended to demonstrate that gal-pal comedies can be just as disgusting, loathsome and bereft of morals as their male counterparts, I’m afraid it fails. […]

Teachers invited to Mondavi school matinee preview party

The Arts Education Program at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center will host a preview party for educators Monday afternoon to introduce the upcoming season of school matinees, which offer a broad range of performances and enrichment activities for students in grades kindergarten through 12 from across the region. The party will run from 4 to 6 […]