Play offers a powerful look at crime and punishment

Check it out What: “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 22 Where: Delta King Theatre aboard the Delta King, 1000 Front St., Old Sacramento Tickets: $26-$33 (student rush, $12) Info: (916) 995-5464, SACRAMENTO — “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train,” […]

Discover Shayna and the Bulldog

Shayna and the Bulldog is the best local band you’ve never heard. Do yourself a favor and give them a listen, at their website. The band — Charles Castle (vocals, keys), Joel Daniel (vocals, bass), Cozy Gazelle (guitar, vocals) and Nina Doherty (drums, percussion) — performs at 11 p.m. Saturday at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 […]

Baldini to conduct Mozart mass, Gershwin suite and double viola concerto

Hear it live What: UC Davis Symphony concert When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students; or (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony performs three substantial works during Sunday’s 7 p.m. concert in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center — and those three works […]

Art will be all about us on Friday

Downtown Davis and outlying areas will be abuzz with activity Friday evening as a record number of Davis galleries and businesses host receptions as part of the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout. All events are free and open to the public. Many include refreshments, live music and art demonstrations. For more information, visit or email […]

Kindermusik classes scheduled

Kindermusik classes for children ages 18 months to 3 years are being offered during June and July at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. The toddler class promotes creativity, self-confidence and self-control in a secure environment where parents and children can sing, move, play instruments, and explore the world. A portion of the money from […]

Get Sidetracked at Wednesday’s market

Electric Americana with a mix of folk, bluegrass, Western swing, rock and Celtic music is on tap when Sidetracked performs at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park. The fun runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market, Fourth and C streets downtown. The market is full of seasonal produce, […]

‘The Moby-Dick Variations’ is a whale of a show

Check it out What: “The Moby-Dick Variations” When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center Tickets: $17-$19 general; $12-14 students, seniors and children; or (530) 754-2787 Rating: PG-13 We met someone headed into the Mondavi Theater on Thursday night to see a concert. I told him we […]

Chamber Music Society to play Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla

Details What: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 children or students with ID Info: (916) 443-2908 or The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento wraps up its season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1750 Anderson Road […]

Help solve Winters whodunnit

The audience is invited to discover whodunnit in the Winters Theatre Company’s upcoming dinner theater production of “I’m Getting Murdered In The Morning,” at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. Dinner will be catered by Tomat’s California Cuisine. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in Winters at Pacific Ace Hardware or the Chamber […]

Ballet students will present a comedy

The ballet students of the Davis Art Center will stage their annual spring show of the ballet “La Fille Mal Gardee,” a comedy in three acts, May 27-29 at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28; and 12:30 […]

Myanmar film screens at I-House

Aa new film, “They Call It Myanmar,” will get a special pre-release screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Created by Robert H. Lieberman, the film is sponsored by the Myanmar Children’s Foundation, a local nonprofit founded by Davis High School graduate Max Harrington. Harrington lived and […]

From bagpipes to haggis, Games celebrate Scottish culture

By Christy Corp-Minamiji Forget Scrooge McDuck and the image of the dour Scot. The picture of Scottish heritage and culture presented at the Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland is a vibrant, in-your-face look at Scotland. Over centuries of rugged history, Scotland has developed customs, dishes, music and […]

Honoring Whole Earth’s ‘grandfather’

At the opening ceremony of the Whole Earth Festival, Sunny Shine paused to recognize the “grandfather” of the festival, José Argüelles. He died of peritonitis on March 23, while on a retreat in Australia. He was 72. In 1969, Argüelles, then a UC Davis art history professor, asked his students to create the first festival […]

Local author speaks Friday at Avid Reader

Arnold Kunst, the Sacrament0-based author of “Lincoln 365,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. “Lincoln 365″ is a calendar-based series of short stories and quotes about or by Abraham Lincoln, coupled with quotes from other famous figures throughout history. For more information, call (530) 758-4040 or visit