Celebrate spring with Gary Lee Yoder Band

The Gary Lee Yoder Band — Don Fox, lead guitar and vocals; Gary Lee Yoder, guitar and lead vocals; Craig Faria, drums; Dale Lyberger, bass and vocals; Dean Sylvester, lead guitar and vocals; Albert Vasquez, percussion (not pictured); and Jimmy Brasier, drums — bring their own special blend of country rock oldies, ballads, blues and […]

Young actors may audition for ‘Fiddler’

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match! The Young Performers’ Theatre of the Davis Musical Theatre Company announces auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof,” the beloved classic that comes again to the DMTC stage, this time as a summer theater activity for young people. Under the direction of Jan Isaacson, auditions will take place at 4:30 p.m. […]

Festival screens short French films

The Sacramento French Film Festival will present its fourth annual French Short Film Screening at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St. in Sacramento. The program will include the 2011 Oscar-nominated “Madagascar” and the animated film “Carnet de Voyage,” as well as a selection of favorites from previous festival […]

Chanteuses sing in Sacramento

Chanteuses, a Sacramento-based treble voice ensemble directed by Chris Alford, will sing about “Love and Other Maladies” at 5 p.m. Sunday in the small chapel at Carmichael Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way in Sacramento. Tickets are $15 general, with free admission for those 16 and under. For more information, call (916) 729-1096 or […]

Fundraiser supports art in local schools

The seventh annual “Artistic Sensations — Opening Doors to Art Education” will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. Event proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art education programs, including Artists in Schools, throughout Yolo County. YoloArts cultivates and advocates support for the […]

Pablo Ziegler brings tango — as concert music — to Mondavi

Details What: Pablo Ziegler’s “Beyond Tango” When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 for students, available at http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 Friday’s “Beyond Tango” performance by pianist/composer Pablo Ziegler will be a little bit different than previous tango shows that have visited the Mondavi Center. Shows like […]

Gather for lunch, singing on May 3

Soup ‘N’ Song will meet at noon Tuesday, May 3, in the Fellowship Hall at Davis Community Church, 421 D St., for lunch, fellowship and and more than an hour of singing “the oldies” around the piano with David Deffner. “This is a welcoming group of people, so if you’ve never attended, give us a […]

Entry deadline for sunflower art is May 27

Details What: NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition and Show When: May 31-June 23 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mondays through Thursdays, 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays Entry deadline: Friday, May 27 Info: (530) 756-8181; www.namisunflowers.org; friends@namiyolo.org Local residents […]

Water for Elephants: Medium-top melodrama

‘Water for Elephants’ 3 1/2 stars Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook Rating: PG-13, for violence, dramatic intensity and mild sensuality Acting flavors of the month shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near prestige projects. The newbie’s presence inevitably affects atmosphere and tone, and sometimes story elements are modified — or compromised — according […]

‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens Friday

The Woodland Opera House Theatre for Families will open Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 15. The show is underwritten by the Rotary Club of Woodland. Based on the well-loved […]

Linda Bair Dance Co. presents new works

Check it out What: Linda Bair Dance Company presents “BURST” When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, and 2 and 5 p.m. April 30 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 for students, $5 for children 12 and under, available at the door, by calling (530) 304-2162 […]