‘Ex Machina': The perils of playing God

‘Ex Machina’ Four stars Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno Rating: for profanity, disturbing content, nudity and violence Absorbing sci-fi drama explores the point at which a robot becomes … something greater By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley would have loved this film. At its core, writer/director Alex […]

‘English Vinglish’ next up in International Film Series

The International Film Series continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD rental or purchase, facilities […]

Chatham County Line brings bluegrass- and rock-tinged Americana to The Palms

Chatham County Line is a young and talented bluegrass quartet known for its left-of-center approach, bringing passion and excitement to their music, and adding a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to bluegrass and other roots forms of music. Chatham County Line will perform at The Palms Playhouse on Wednesday. Chatham County Line formed […]

Michael Musial is featured artist at next Sunday at I-House

The fourth season of Sunday(s) at I-House cross-cultural open-mic’ hour plus a featured performer continues, hosted by James Williams, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. The first hour is the open mic portion, welcoming a broad array of entertainers from the community. The doors open and […]

National Poetry Month event set in Winters

Winters Out Loud Poetry Open Mic invites the community to celebrate National Poetry Month from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Rootstock, 22 Main St. in Winters. There is no charge. Everyone is invited to read or recite original poetry as well as works by favorite poets. Sign up beginning at 7 p.m. […]

Crary, Evans and Spurgin bring bluegrass and more to The Palms

Dan Crary, Bill Evans and Steve Spurgin, all of whom have deep roots in American music, are a new acoustic trio playing a combination of cutting-edge bluegrass, folk and Americana music. They will perform at The Palms on Saturday, April 25. Dan Crary is a pioneer of flatpicking guitar solos in a bluegrass band. A […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is fun for all ages

If you go What: “Little Shop of Horrors” When: Through May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $12 for children 17 and under on the main floor; $15 for adults and $7 for children in the […]

Stories told at Third Space

The monthly ShortsNLongs event is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Third Space Art Collective, 946 Olive Drive in Davis. Admission is by donation. The event features people telling real stories. Anyone interested in telling a story should email [email protected]

UCD assistant professor to give lecture at de Young Museum

James Housefield, assistant professor of design at UC Davis, will give a free public lecture, “Luxury for All the Senses: Gauguin’s Golden Paradise in ‘Three Tahitians’ (1899),” at the de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 24. This is part of the museum’s regularly scheduled “Friday Nights at the […]

‘We’re off to see the Wizard’

From left, Gabe Avila as the Tin Man, Eduard Arakelyan as the Scarecrow, Cass Olson as Dorothy and Steve Isaacson as the Cowardly Lion, star in DMTC’s Main Stage production of the classic musical “The Wizard of OZ”. The show runs from Friday, April 24, through Sunday, May 17, at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays […]

Empyrean Ensemble to perform works by local composers

The Empyrean Ensemble — the professional group at UC Davis dedicated to performing new music — will give a concert titled “Young and Restless” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis. Works to be featured include: * “Streaks and Points in the Night Sky” by Phil Acimovic, a five-movement work […]

Ceramicist works will be featured at The Artery

The Artery presents the 26th annual California Clay Competition exhibit May 1-29, featuring works by California’s best clay artists. The reception is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 1. The Artery, 207 G St., has sponsored this popular competition since 1990, timing it with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. […]

Rockabilly music will fill the park Wednesday

Sticky Vikki and the Pinecones bring their crowd-pleasing rockabilly music to Picnic in the Park on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the free concert runs from 5 p.m. to dusk. The band brings […]