The Conspirator: Rule of Panic

‘The Conspirator’ Four stars Starring: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline Rating: PG-13, and much too harshly, for brief violence Trust Robert Redford to find a historical courtroom drama that shrewdly echoes current events. “The Conspirator,” set in the aftermath of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, focuses on what […]

Bluegrass, gospel at Rominger spring fling

Rominger West Winery will host a Spring Fling from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The event will feature appetizers, complimentary tastings, wines by the glass and live music by Matt & George and Their Pleasant Valley Boys from 2 to 5 p.m. Mandolinist Matt Dudman and banjoist George Goodell will […]

Miss Lonely Hearts will play at Rominger West

Rominger West Winery will feature live music by Miss Lonely Hearts during its “Happy Thursday” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Miss Lonely Hearts uses homemade guitar, a suitcase drum set and a home-modified lever lapsteel upright bass to produce their distinct sound, playing folk-punk, Americana and country music. The event […]

Mexican folk songs at Performers Circle

The Village Homes Performers Circle will meet from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Monday. This free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and is held the fourth Monday of each month. Sign-up performances are from 7:15  to 8:15 p.m. Featured acts play from 8:30 to 9 p.m. The featured performers for April will be […]

Lewin performs at Farmers Market

Longtime Davis resident and musician Gabe Lewin will perform from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Davis Farmers Market. Lewin plays mostly old style melodious folk songs, as well as some blues and a variety of original songs, ranging from soft rock to blues and country bluegrass. He frequently plays both […]

Tree-O plays at Rominger West

Rominger West Winery will feature live music by Tree-O during its “Happy Thursday” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Tree-O, an acoustic string band, plays original songs and arrangements of contemporary and classic American gems. The band features George Haver on guitar, Rick Palkovic on mandolin and Jamie Knapp on […]

Madrigals concert benefits Japan

The Davis High Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St., Sacramento. The chamber choir will be conducted by Karen Gardias, Madrigal director, and visiting guest conductor Fabio Avolio, with whom the Madrigals worked while on tour in Rome last July. After […]

Guitar series continues at DAC

The Davis Art Center’s Classical Guitar Series will with performances by the Pacific Guitar Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, and Trio 7, a group of extended 7-string guitars, at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Both concerts will take place on the atrium stage at the DAC, 1919 F St. Tickets are $5-$15 […]

Briefly: Wooster plays at Tacos and Beer

Santa Cruz-based band Wooster will perform with local band Seamoose at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tacos and Beer, 715 Second St. Seamoose has invited Wooster for the weekly Funk Night. Wooster is led by vocal duo Brian Gallagher and Caroline Kuspa, and is popular with reggae, blues and indie “rock ‘n’ soul” crowds. There is […]

‘Frankenstein’ is a monstrous charm

Details: What: “Young Frankenstein” When: Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; through Sunday, April 24 Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. Tickets: $18 to $75; call (916) 557-1999 or visit There is no mistaking a Mel Brooks musical. From the distinctive […]

Mondavi hosts Wennberg Festival

The Wennberg Music Festival will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the UC Davis campus. The concert features the elementary, junior high and high school orchestras and concerto competition winner Margaux Filet. Tickets may be purchased by telephone at (530) 757-2787, online at, or […]

Cold Shot plays at the Grad

Local band Cold Shot will perform two shows this weekend at the Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The group will play from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday for Picnic Day. The shows are for all ages, and there is no cover charge. For more information, call (530) 758-4723 […]

Folk duo perform in Winters

Wind and Bow, a newly formed classical and folk duo, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Root Stock, 22 Main St. in Winters. Flutist Sue Sheya recently appeared on Good Day Sacramento and as part of the Music at Noon concert series in Sacramento. Violinist, vocalist and guitarist Mary Neri King has […]

‘Succeed’ at DMTC

Davis Musical Theatre Company will teach audiences “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” April 22 through May 15. The Frank Loesser musical tells the story of a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch (David Holmes), who begins a meteoric rise from the mail-room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company by […]