‘Iolanthe’ staged at Vets’ Theater on Wednesday

A special performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “Iolanthe” will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The show is produced by the Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento. According to conductor Philip Daley, a relatively recent UC Davis grad who lives and works in Davis, […]

DMTC stages ‘How to Succeed in Business’

The winner of seven Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” comes to the Davis Musical Theatre Company stage April 22 through May 15. Following the advice of a book titled, “How to Succeed in Business” (voiced by “Good Day Sacramento’s” Don Geronimo), a young window cleaner, […]

Taylor Swift tribute comes to Woodland

The Woodland Opera House will present Kaylee Starr in “Swift Country — a Tribute to Taylor Swift,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Opera House is at 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. “With striking similarities to Swift both physically and vocally, Starr is at home performing this tribute concert to the Grammy Award-winning […]

Madrigals concert will aid earthquake victims

The Davis High Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 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 […]

Artery exhibit opens Friday

A ceramic self-portrait by artist Tony Natsoulas is featured in The Artery exhibit, “8 x 8 = Small and Great,” an invitational exhibit of small works — “a limitation that certainly inspired whimsical and heartfelt approaches,” a news release says — opening Friday and continuing through April 19. A reception in honor of the artists […]

Briefly: Photos on exhibit at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Joseph Finkleman will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for Finkleman from 1 to 4 […]

‘The Foreigner’ frolics into Winters

Details What: “The Foreigner” When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $10 general, $6 for students and seniors, available at Pacific Ace Hardware, 35 Main St.; call (530) 795-4014 or email winterstheatre@gmail.com WINTERS — This little play is just so much fun. And […]

‘Belle of Amherst’ journeys into poet’s world

Details What: “The Belle of Amherst” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: Through May 8; showtimes are 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $34-$38 general, $29-$33 seniors, $15 students; http://www.sactheatre.org or (916) 443-6722 The secluded life of […]

Spring musical gathering planned at Arboretum

The Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble, in its first collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum, will celebrate spring with a casual music gathering in the Arboretum Gazebo from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Sacramento City College instructor Bob Wren will direct. Community members are invited to listen or to bring an instrument […]

Folk musicians will jam at Arboretum

prinFolk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join […]

Food, fun and art at Second Friday ArtAbout

The Davis Downtown Business Association is hosting a whopping list of 25 events Friday evening at participating galleries and businesses as part of the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout. Interested visitors can print out a map and schedule of receptions at http://www.davisdowntown.com. The ArtAbout is a monthly evening — roughly 5:30 to 9 p.m. — of […]

Local soprano Rebecca Plack to perform in Sacramento

Details What: Concert by soprano Rebecca Plack of Davis When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: The Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento Tickets: $20 each, available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1286414701 or by calling (916) 488-1122 For centuries, Jewish composers, lyricists, and musicians have made significant contributions to the world of music and performing arts. On Sunday at […]

Shake your blues at Farmers Market

Guitar Mac and the Blues Express — Lenny Freeman, bass; Sal Derenzi, rhythm guitar; Guitar Mac, guitar and vocals; and Neal Hampton, drums — bring their Delta-style blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. The celebration is held in conjunction with the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth […]

China Philharmonic brings Boléro to Jackson Hall

Details What: The China Philharmonic Orchestra When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $45-$79 general, $22.50-$39.50 students, available at http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 A Chinese orchestra, touring the West Coast with a French violin soloist, performing showy European classics, anchored by Ravel’s highly repetitive (and […]