Women hold all the cards in battle-of-the-sexes from 1705

‘The Gambling Lady’ Who: UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presentation When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Where: Main Theatre in Wright Hall Tickets: $18 to $22 general; $16 to $20 students, children and seniors. Call 530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787; visit tickets.mondaviarts.org, or purchase at the door. What a delightful […]

Mamajowali to bring ‘Afroamericana’ music to The Palms

What: Mamajowali When: 7:30 p.m. Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters Tickets: $20, available at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in Davis, 530-758-8058 Add two continents and three innovative musicians and you get Mamajowali. The band featuring Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe and Walter Strauss, combines the music of West Africa with Americana. Mamajowali […]

DMTC plans tile-painting fundraiser

Community members are invited to make their mark on the Davis Musical Theatre Company wall by painting a personal tile. Last year, a group added on to the existing tile wall on the north side of the theater at 607 Peña Drive. This year, plans are to add on to the south wall. Tile painting […]

‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ is next up in International Film Series

The International Film Series, now it its 18th year, continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on 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 […]

Sacramento Theatre Company presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Keith Ferguson’s musical adaptation of the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” is back by popular demand at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Previews begin Wednesday, Dec. 3, and opening night is Saturday, Dec. 6. STC’s updated production will include new sets, choreography by Scottie Woodard, and other new surprises. The show is […]

DHS Symphonic Band Concert to perform music from the ages

What: Davis High School Symphonic Band concert When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Richard Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Cost: Free Community members can satisfy their love for music and history by attending a free Davis High School Symphonic Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Richard Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 […]

‘DHS Factor’ will highlight range of students’ talent

The public can watch Davis High School students reveal their hidden talents, ranging from songwriting to breakdancing, at the annual “DHS Factor” performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. The show will be at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. For students, “DHS Factor” represents more than just a means to […]

Davis Feminist Film Festival accepting submissions

The UC Davis Women’s Resources and Research Center is accepting submissions for the 2015 Davis Feminist Film Festival. The festival welcomes films from professionals, students and community members locally, nationally and internationally. People underrepresented in the media field are especially encouraged to submit a film for consideration. Films must be shorter than 35 minutes, and must meet […]

Author, age 10, will sign her book after DMTC’s ‘Annie’ performances

One of the young cast members of “Annie,” being presented this fall by the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre, will step into the spotlight after each performance. That’s right … after the performance, when Jackie Smith-Induni, who plays one of the orphans, signs copies of the book she wrote when she was 8, “If […]

Come ‘Home for the Holidays’ and benefit school arts

The annual “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert, featuring nationally recognized local musicians giving back to the schools where they first honed their skills, will celebrate its 11th year on Monday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. This year’s concert will include Joe Craven, Little Charlie’s […]

Causeway Youth Band Festival will pack Mondavi stage with 300-plus young musicians

Throngs of young musicians will take the stage at the Mondavi Center at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, when the Causeway Youth Band Festival comes to town. The concert features the two top university ensembles — the UC Davis Concert Band under the direction of Pete Nowlen and the Sacramento State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble under Robert […]

‘Snow White and Rose Red’ is delightful tale for kids of all ages

B Street Theatre presents the world premiere adaptation of “Snow White and Rose Red” for ages 5 and up. Adapted by David Pierini, the delightful Grimm’s fairy tale about two sisters and the enormous bear they befriend will enchant kids of all ages, just in time for the holidays. It runs every Saturday and Sunday […]

Patty Larkin to play The Palms

Folk-urban pop artist Patty Larkin will play at The Palms, 13 Main St., Winters, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Acoustic Guitar hails Larkin’s “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter). “Still Green,” […]

Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield to bring New Orleans jazz on Tuesday

Jazz artist Irvin Mayfield and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra visit the Mondavi Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18, for an 8 p.m. performance in Jackson Hall. In addition, there will be a pre-concert conversation with Mayfield at 7 p.m. At age 36, Mayfield represents the continuity of the unfolding jazz legacy of New Orleans. He […]