Music Circus’ ‘Camelot’ is enchanting

Check it out What: “Camelot” at Sacramento Music Circus When: Through Sunday, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $42-$74 general; $30-$35 youths; call (916) 557-1999 or visit http://tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Whether you are speaking […]

Davisite will showcase her work at fundraiser for contemporary art

Davis resident and artist Roma Devanbu sees art everywhere. “I’m like a crow that collects shiny objects and bits of string to build with,” she said. ”Everything looks like art material to me.” Devanbu describes herself as a child who was constantly drawing and creating and just never stopped. Her Davis home of 12 years […]

Pence film series continues

Last month, the Pence Gallery embarked on a series focusing on art, artists and creativity, seen through the medium of film. Our second film is on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and is titled “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” The cost is $5 general or $2 for Pence members. Refreshments will be available for […]

NorCal acts featured at Solano County Fair

The 2011 Solano County Fair, running Wednesday through Sunday, features a full entertainment schedule, including performances and live music every day on the Bay Stage on the Fair’s main concourse. All concerts are free with paid fair admission. Opening day features Orchestra La Fuerza Gigante, a high-energy group of Northern California musicians. Each member contributes […]

Bill Scholer, Misner & Smith play at Thursday Live!

Join the fun What: Thursday Live! concert, featuring Waiting for Bruce and Misner & Smith When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis Admission: Free, but donations are accepted with gratitude, for the musicians or for an Odd Fellows charity Info: Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com or (530) 219-5444 Two popular bands with […]

Enjoy a folk jam Friday at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday on the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Flatland Band plays in Winters on Friday

Visitors to RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, on Friday will enjoy a performance by The Flatland String Band, featuring Mary Neri King on violin, Jamie Knapp on guitar and Rick Palkovic on guitar and mandolin. The concert will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Known for their vocal performances, on Friday evening the band […]

Gerens show their work at Craft Center Gallery

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Me and My Flame,” new work by husband-and-wife Craft Center volunteers Jeff and Lisa Geren. The couple will be showing work in glass, bronze, wood, leather, ceramics and felted wool beginning Friday and continuing through Sept. 2. A closing reception for the artists is planned from 6 […]

Theater company screens new local film

Barnyard Theatre will screen the original film “Princess Daisy” on Saturday and Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Directed and filmed by Ian Wallace and Steven Schmidt from a screenplay by Jennifer Provenza, “Princess Daisy” is Barnyard Theatre’s first movie. It centers around Daisy, a young woman who grew up in […]

DHS Madrigals host poker night fundraiser

A Texas Hold ‘Em poker night beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, will benefit the award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers. The entry fee is $40 per player. Check-in will be between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. at Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery, 2001 Second St. The tournament winner will receive $400, second place $200 and third […]

Mondavi receives $580,000 grant to help grow new classical audiences

Students and other audiences will have more opportunities to hear and learn about classical music in Davis, thanks to a $580,000 three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. This is the single largest foundation grant awarded to the Mondavi Center in the 10-year history of the […]

Davis Food Co-op donates to Acme

Weekly wine-tastings at the Davis Food Co-op raised $1,347 for donation to the Acme Theatre Company, Co-op officials announced. Acme Theatre Company is a nonprofit independent, self-sustaining community theater group for young artists of high school age. Its mission is to present plays of high literary quality while providing opportunities for young people to learn […]

Thursday Live! features Scholer and Misner & Smith

Local residents are invited to say “sayonara” to musician Bill Scholer, who will leave Davis and move to Japan for a couple of years, at a free Thursday Live! concert this week. Scholer has been on the Davis music scene for many years with his Bill Scholer Blues Band. On Thursday, he will front his […]

Cool off at the park with Cold Shot

Cold Shot and Sandy Holman bring their lively show of beloved cover tunes mixed with catchy original compositions to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. They’ll perform from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. Cold Shot and Sandy Holman, award-winning author and director of the […]