‘Red, White and Arts’ showcased in Woodland

With its roots as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the American Civil War, Memorial Day has been a federal holiday observed in the United States over three centuries. Formerly known as Decoration Day, this annual May commemoration honors Americans who have died in military service to their country. The May exhibition at Gallery […]

UC Davis actors set sail with ‘Moby-Dick’

Check it out What: “The Moby-Dick Variations” When: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, May 5-7 and 12-14; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 8 and 15; 2 p.m. Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center Tickets: $17-$19 genera; $12-14 students, seniors and children; http://mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Rating: PG-13 The UC Davis department of theater and dance presents […]

Choral Society sings Broadway favorites tonight

Details What: Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra presenting an evening of Broadway tunes When: 8 p.m. tonight Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $30-$40 general, $15-$20 students, available at http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Info: http://www.sacramentochoral.com or (916) 536-9065 The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will wrap up its current season with an evening […]

Davis Chorale plans spring concert

The Davis Chorale will present its spring concert, “Frostiana,” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. in Davis. A second concert will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Davis Community Church. The chorale will perform the Mozart Vespers, Bach Cantata 150, Five Hebrew Love Songs by […]

Dance showcase to be presented in Woodland

“Hip Hop Re, Re, Re … Remixed” is the title of Dynamic Dancing with Yvette’s seventh annual Spring Showcase, to be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Woodland High School Little Theater, 21 N. West St. ion Woodland. The revue features dancers from throughout Yolo County, […]

Shakespeare (abridged) comes to UCD

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, May 12-21, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays, May 15 and 22. The venue is the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, on Garrod Drive on the UCD campus. The play is written by Adam Long, Daniel […]

‘Cinderella’ opens Saturday

The Davis Musical Theatre Company Young Performers’ Theatre presents “Cinderella,” opening Saturday and continuing through May 22. Performance times are 2:15 p.m. Saturdays, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21; 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1; and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The shows are staged at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña […]

This DMTC production really succeeds

Details What: Davis Musical Theatre Company’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through May 15 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors, available a http://www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3682 The Davis Musical Theatre […]

Celebrate spring with Gary Lee Yoder Band

The Gary Lee Yoder Band — Don Fox, lead guitar and vocals; Gary Lee Yoder, guitar and lead vocals; Craig Faria, drums; Dale Lyberger, bass and vocals; Dean Sylvester, lead guitar and vocals; Albert Vasquez, percussion (not pictured); and Jimmy Brasier, drums — bring their own special blend of country rock oldies, ballads, blues and […]

Young actors may audition for ‘Fiddler’

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match! The Young Performers’ Theatre of the Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof,” the beloved classic that comes again to the DMTC stage, this time as a summer theater activity for young people. Under the direction of Jan Isaacson, auditions will take place at 4:30 p.m. […]

Festival screens short French films

The Sacramento French Film Festival will present its fourth annual French Short Film Screening at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St. in Sacramento. The program will include the 2011 Oscar-nominated “Madagascar” and the animated film “Carnet de Voyage,” as well as a selection of favorites from previous festival […]

Chanteuses sing in Sacramento

Chanteuses, a Sacramento-based treble voice ensemble directed by Chris Alford, will sing about “Love and Other Maladies” at 5 p.m. Sunday in the small chapel at Carmichael Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way in Sacramento. Tickets are $15 general, with free admission for those 16 and under. For more information, call (916) 729-1096 or […]

Fundraiser supports art in local schools

The seventh annual “Artistic Sensations — Opening Doors to Art Education” will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. Event proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art education programs, including Artists in Schools, throughout Yolo County. YoloArts cultivates and advocates support for the […]

Pablo Ziegler brings tango — as concert music — to Mondavi

Details What: Pablo Ziegler’s “Beyond Tango” When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 for students, available at http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Friday’s “Beyond Tango” performance by pianist/composer Pablo Ziegler will be a little bit different than previous tango shows that have visited the Mondavi Center. Shows like […]