‘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 http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com 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 http://www.mondaviarts.org, 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 […]

Point of Brew: Facing the elephant in the room

The Craft Brewers Conference was held in San Francisco this year; it has just ended. I was on a trouble-shooting panel hosted by John Harris of Full Sail Brewing Co. in Hood River, Ore. I don’t much like this format for communication, but John is such a gentle man and a gentleman that I could […]

New music from Europe on Empyrean’s Sunday program

Details: What: The Empyrean Ensemble, “Meanwhile in Europe” When: 7 p.m. Sunday, April 17 Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 general, $8 students, available at http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Back in January, the Empyrean Ensemble — a professional new music group based at UC Davis — […]

Performance festival kicks off at UCD

Details: What: The Edge Performance Festival Where: Main Theatre, Arena Theatre and Lab A, Wright Hall, UC Davis When: Friday to Sunday, April 15-17; Thursday to Saturday, April 21-23; detailed times at http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu Tickets: $10 per event, $30 Festival Pass; (530.) 754-ARTS or http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will start a new […]

Documentary on gun violence debate features UC Davis physician

Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician and public health epidemiologist at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, is among the experts featured in the HBO documentary “Gun Fight,” which premieres at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The documentary, directed by two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, looks at the complex issues surrounding firearms and debate over how best […]

Trokanski, Third Stage offer dance piece

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage will present “The Tao of Isms” at a preview performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the in-house theater at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place. Repeat performances will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23. “The Tao of Isms” is a […]

Clarinetist returns with Mozart Trio

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento returns for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Returning as guest artist will be clarinetist Patricia Shands. She has been a faculty member at the University of the Pacific since 1995, and is a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic. Back on March […]

Mondavi Center adds two concerts

The Mondavi Center has announced two newly added concerts to its 2010-2o11 season at Jackson Hall on the UC Davis campus. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, and Pink Martini will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Tickets will be available starting April 18 at […]

Gold Coast Trio to perform Brahms, Martinů, Zwilich

The Gold Coast Trio, who are visiting artists with the UC Davis Department of Music this month, will appear in three events this week. The group will give a free noontime concert on Thursday in Music 115, as part of the Music Department’s weekly concert series. They will also lead a master class at 4:10 […]

Violinist Bloch featured with Capitol Chamber Players

The Capitol Chamber Players will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. The concert will feature violinist Robert Samson Bloch, performing the J.S. Bach Sonata in C Major for solo violin. Randy Fischer, violin; Julian Woodruff, viola; and Rejean Anderson will join Bloch for the […]