Pop rock singer Wolfe visits Davis

Los Angeles troubador Henry Wolfe, former frontman of the New York City indie band Bravo Silva, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Sophia’s Thai Bar & Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. A $5 cover will be charged. Wolfe’s new album, “Linda Vista,” which will be released Tuesday, was produced by Nico Aglietti […]

Root Stock celebrates wine, art

Taste wine and enjoy art and live music from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Root Stock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Plein air artist Marie Therese Brown will paint to the performance of jazz guitarist Doug Martin. On Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., guests will meet the winemakers of three local wineries that […]

Classic rock at the park Wednesday

The Peter Franklin Band — Bud Dangl, vocals; Bob Byrd, harmonica; Peter Franklin, vocals, banjo, guitar and drums; Kevin Twitchell, guitar; Wayne Hagin, vocals, mandolin, percussion, jugs; Daniel Crain, guitar; Patrick Crain, bass guitar; and Chris Fletcher, saxophone and keyboard — will bring their unique mix of classic rock music to Picnic in the Park […]

Veteran string quartet, young keyboard star visit Mondavi Center

Details What: The Takács Quartet and pianist Noboyuki Tsujii When: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $35-$68 general, $17.50-$34 students; visit http://www.mondaviarts.org or call (530) 754-2787 A veteran string quartet with Hungarian roots — widely regarded as among the best currently performing anywhere — and a rising keyboard star […]

The Edlos bid farewell with a special concert

Say goodbye What: The Edlos, an a cappella quartet When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: All reserved seats are $17; call (530) 666-9617 or visit http://www.woodlandoperahouse.org The Edlos, a popular Bay Area-based contemporary a cappella quartet, bring their farewell tour to the Woodland Opera House at […]

Piano concert benefits quake, tsunami relief

Marina Horak, an internationally known pianist and teacher, will perform two concerts this week in Davis. The first is at noon Thursday in Room 115 of the Music Building on the UC Davis campus. Admission is free. The second is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin […]

Second ‘Wimpy Kid’ rules!

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Four stars Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Peyton List Rating: PG, and needlessly, for brief rude humor Jeff Kinney’s clever and perceptive “Wimpy Kid” series made a thoroughly delightful transition to the big screen last year, when “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” became a […]

NYC, here we come!

Members of the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir are looking forward to their concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St in downtown Davis, to raise funds for their upcoming trip to New York City. From left are Kelsey Honeychurch, Whitney Helvick and Rebecca True. The choir will sing selections […]

Winners of Young Artists Competition perform Sunday

It’s that time of the year again — time to enjoy the winners of this year’s Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition as they present a showcase concert in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre on Sunday at 2 p.m. This will be the sixth year for the competition, and pianist Lara Downes, who organizes the event, told […]

Band is Self Centered in a good way

To make it in the music industry, you have to believe in yourself. This is especially true of the five local guys in the up-and-coming rock band, Self Centered. The band was founded in 2008 by brothers Blake and James Grafton, both Davis High School grads. With Blake on vocals and James on drums, they […]

Junior high band festival on Saturday

All three Davis junior high school concert bands will perform in an adjudicated music festival on Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W 14th St. The bands, from Holmes, Harper and Emerson junior high schools, will be judged by Fred Lange and Clyde Quick Sr. The music gets under way […]

Actress gives audience a ‘Master Class’

Check it out What: “Master Class,” presented by Capital Stage Company When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 10 Where: Aboard the Delta King riverboat, 1000 Front St., Old Sacramento Tickets: $26 weekdays and Sundays; $30 Saturdays; $22 seniors (Sunday matinees only); student rush $12; […]

Plenty of bargains for generous donors

My daughter Benedicta teaches at the small, always-struggling Mendocino Waldorf School. She works long days and most weekends, spending inordinate amounts of time preparing class, going to seminars (at her expense), attending faculty and board meetings, meeting with parents and helping any student who needs her. On a recent Saturday (after arriving home at 8 […]

Davis Film Festival will provoke thought

Check it out What: Eighth annual Davis Film Festival When: Friday and Saturday, April 8-9 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $10 general per session, $7.50 students or $25 for a festival pass good for all three showings; available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., or http://www.davisfilmfest.org. Tickets also will be available […]