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 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 […]

Reading series features local poets

The Other Voice, a poetry reading series, will present local poets Jill Stengel and Trudi Lee Richards at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Stengel’s press ( and her own poetry highlight the chapbook form, working mostly with serial poems. Four of her chapbooks can be viewed […]

Sacramento Ballet presents ‘Modern Masters’ at Mondavi

Details What: Sacramento Ballet presenting “Modern Masters” When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $40; or (530) 754-2787 The Sacramento Ballet visits the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. with “Modern Masters,” the company’s annual showcase […]

‘Frostiana’ presented by the Davis Chorale

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 begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. The chorale will perform the Mozart Vespers, Bach Cantata 150, “Five Hebrew […]

Point of Brew: Lancias, Lagonas, Lamborghinis and lagers

I want an Aston Martin. Convertible. Though I have the same penchant for exotic motor cars that afflicts most men — and occasionally waste my money on shiny auto magazines where I read avidly about cars that are so far out of my price range as to make me giddy — this new-found desire specifically […]

Celebrate spring with World Music Ensemble

The Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble, in its first collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum, will celebrate spring with a casual music gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Sacramento City College instructor Bob Wren will direct. Community members are invited to listen or to bring an […]