Baldini to conduct another family concert with San Francisco Symphony

Conductor Christian Baldini of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra has been asked back by the San Francisco Symphony to conduct another family concert. The concert is titled “Music for Families — Let’s Dance!” and features an hour’s worth of brief, family-friendly classical selections with a dance beat. It will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. […]

Chamber Music Society hosts San Francisco Symphony harpist Douglas Rioth

That’s the ticket Who: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento When and where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State Tickets: $30 general, $25 seniors, $12 students and children; 916-443-2908 or The Chamber Music […]

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns by popular demand

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain delighted a capacity audience at the Mondavi Center with its first visit to Davis in April 2013. And now they’re coming back, by popular demand, for an irreverent concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Audience members will hear a few works they never expected to hear on ukulele, perhaps including the […]

Trouble at the convent in ‘Nunsense’

Dan Goggin apparently enjoyed his Catholic school upbringing so much that he decided to honor those wacky nuns of whom he was so fond. He penned a cabaret show called “The Nunsense Story,” which opened for a four-day run and was so popular it was extended to 38 weeks. Encouraged, he expanded his original concept […]

‘A Circle of Light’ recounts Arthur’s Round Table

Dropping Keys presents “A Circle of Light in Dark Times,” a special evening utilizing an oral tradition in recounting the tale of King Arthur’s Round Table, with Hari Meyers, Laura Sandage and Maya and Barry Spector. The event will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, […]

It’s a family affair for ‘Pinocchio’ production

Check it out What: “My Son Pinocchio, Jr.” When: Through Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. Tickets: $16 general, $14 seniors, $8 youths and kids 17 and younger; or 530-666-9617 Looking for a way to unwind over the weekend or show the […]

Exhibit to highlight work of flame-working instructor

The UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Impromptu,” the solo exhibition of flame-working instructor Kim Nguyen, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 4. The artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery in the Silo on campus. Nguyen will be at the reception to answer questions. Her preferred way […]

Perlman to perform Beethoven, Grieg, Ravel sonatas before full house

Itzhak Perlman — who has performed at the Mondavi Center several times over the past decade — returns for another recital on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. Perlman began his American career in the 1950s, appearing as a child on “The Ed Sullivan Show;” and over the intervening years, he became the world’s most prominent violinist, receiving […]

Wynonna Judd will perform Feb. 13 in Vacaville

Country singer Wynonna Judd is coming to the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre as part of her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories and Song” tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. The theater is at 1010 Ulatis Drive. Tickets are $65 each, available online at, at the theater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through […]

‘Selma': The march resonates anew

“Selma” Five stars Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Wendell Pierce, Dylan Baker, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Sheen and Cuba Gooding Jr. Rating: PG-13, laudably but generously, despite considerable violence, dramatic intensity and brief profanity Strong performances and sharp writing highlight forceful civil rights drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic […]

Davis Idol tickets on sale now

Davis Idol 2015 is coming, giving local students a chance to show off their singing talents and compete to be named Davis’ best high school singer. Preliminary rounds featuring 24 contestants will take place Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, with the red-carpet finale on Saturday, Jan. 31. All shows begin at 7 p.m. […]

Discussion will follow ‘Seeds of Time’ screening

The UC Davis Plant Breeding Center will host a community screening of the film “Seeds of Time” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, Room 1005. The film is 77 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion led by Paul Gepts, a UCD professor whose […]

DMTC sets auditions for Disney’s ‘Mulan Jr.’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will kick off 2015 with auditions for its upcoming musical production of Disney’s “Mulan Jr.” Scott Dougherty will direct this action-packed Disney hit, based on the 1998 Disney film and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci. The musical travels back to ancient China and tells the […]