‘Kate’ production at STC has been extended

By popular demand, Sacramento Theatre Company’s production of “Kate — The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn” has been extended through Dec. 21 at the theater, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Showtimes are: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.sactheatre.org. To order tickets, […]

Fowler’s work featured at Stories on Stage

Stories on Stage Davis rounds out the calendar year on Saturday, Dec. 13, with a presentation of recent fiction by bestselling novelist and former Davisite Karen Joy Fowler at the Pence Gallery. The event will feature an excerpt from Fowler’s most recent novel, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.” The novel won both the 2014 […]

Auditions set Saturday for Goethe’s ‘Egmont’

The Art Theater of Davis will hold auditions for Egmont, the prose drama by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 946 Olive Drive in Davis. Rehearsals begin Jan. 10 for performances during March. “This is a chance to be in an important play that is very rarely performed,” said Artistic Director […]

‘The Fantasticks’ is a delightful, engaging and intimate show

Check it out What: “The Fantasticks” When: Continues Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 11-13, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. Where: Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis Tickets: $15. Email tdtickets@ucdavis.edu or call 530-752-1133 between noon and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A small number of lucky people had the good fortune to attend […]

2015 Davis Art Studio Tour applications available

Applications and information for the 2015 Davis Art Studio Tour are available now at www.davisartstudiotour.com. The tour is open to all Davis artists. This is an opportunity for new and established artists to show their creations, develop new fans and sell art. Last year, 28 artists opened their studios for this event. This year’s tour […]

B Street Theatre goes ‘Spinning Into Light’

That’s the ticket What: “Spinning Into Light” When: Through Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35; www.bstreettheatre.org, 916-443-5300 Most theater companies go with familiar, tried-and-true shows in December — Scrooge, or […]

Davis artist to exhibit at Natsoulas gallery

Davis artist Kerry Rowland-Avrech’s “California Life and Figurative Paintings” will be exhibited at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3, with an opening reception Dec. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Rowland-Avrech’s newest work is bright, emotionally charged and enriching. This body of work strives to be straightforward, humble […]

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill

Musicians Michael Musial and Joaquin Feliciano will play at Sundstrom Hill Winery for Wine’d Down Thursday, Dec. 11. Musial is a classically trained pianist whose primary interest is now playing guitar. He plays American primitive-style music, cover songs and original instrumentals. Singer/songwriter Feliciano mixes storytelling with original and cover songs that include early and contemporary […]

‘The Theory of Everything': A beautiful mind

 “The Theory of Everything” 4 stars Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Maxine Peake, David Thewlis, Harry Lloyd and Simon McBurney  Rating: PG-13, and too harshly, for dramatic intensity and some suggestive material Bravura performances highlight this depiction of Stephen Hawking’s early life By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic It’s necessary, up front, to […]

The Woodland Opera House to hold additional auditions for ‘A Flea In Her Ear’

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. for the comic farce, “A Flea In Her Ear,” at the theater, 340 Second St., Woodland. Mix-ups, misplaced jealousies, mistaken identities and madcap chases abound as the upper crust of French society cavorts in this classic bedroom farce. The production performs […]

Community may sing along to ‘Messiah’

Valley Artist Productions and the Davis Chorale invite all lovers of Handel’s “Messiah” to a Messiah sing-along at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, in the Davis Community Church sanctuary, 412 C St. The event is organized by Rachel Kessler. Community singers will sing all the choruses and will be supported by members of the Davis Chorale, […]

Make clay holiday gifts at workshop

Anyone ages 4 and up is invited to join artist Heidi Bekebrede at the Davis Arts Center for several holiday gift workshops called “Make it, Glaze it, Give it!” on weekday afternoons and “Friends and Family Clay Days” on weekend mornings. Classes run from Monday, Dec. 8, through Dec. 21. There are 14 different time […]

Davis High plans all-district jazz concert

To maintain its state-of-the-art music program, Davis High School needs a ready pipeline of dedicated musicians. The All-District Jazz concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, will be the first opportunity for many prospective band members to play in a high school event, giving them a taste of high school jazz band life. The concert, which showcases not only […]

DHS bands join forces for Winter Rhapsody Concert

Holiday favorites and classical music will be featured at the Davis High School’s Winter Rhapsody Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Performers are the DHS Concert Band and Symphonic Band. Performing at the last band concert of 2014, students intend to go out with a […]