‘Interstellar': a way, way out film

“Interstellar” 3.5 stars Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Mackenzie Foy, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace and one other individual who shall remain a surprise Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity, perilous action and brief profanity   Grim sci-fi parable is rather full of itself By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

Harmony in Our Lives coming up Sunday

The West Valley Chorus will present the 26th annual Harmony in Our Lives concerts Sunday to benefit the Davis School Arts Foundation in support of school music programs. Two different shows are planned for 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Musicians will include the […]

‘The Gambling Lady’ comes to UC Davis stage

The UC Davis department of theater and dance will present Susannah Centlivre’s “The Gambling Lady,” directed by Granada artist-in-residence Fidelis Morgan, an actress, writer and director. The show opens Thursday, Nov. 13, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 23, on the Main Stage Theatre at Wyatt Hall on campus. Morgan’s TV appearances include “Jeeves and Wooster” […]

Humorist Sedaris returning to sold-out house at Mondavi

Humorist, essayist and quirky storyteller David Sedaris has performed to sold-out houses for his last two visits at the Mondavi Center. Sedaris returns on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., and this visit is sold out as well, though it is possible to join a waiting list for tickets. A frequent contributor to The New […]

Woodland Opera House announces Broadway Bound Youth Performers auditions

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for Broadway Bound Youth Performers at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the WOH Studio at 415 Fourth St., Woodland. This is an advanced musical-theater performance troupe for students ages 11-18. Students must have two years of experience in Show Biz Kidz, two sessions of musical-theater classes or […]

Art Theater of Davis stages witty flapper-era comedy

Check it out What: Art Theater of Davis’ production of ‘Hay Fever’ When: Through Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays Where: Third Space, 946 Olive Drive, Davis Tickets: $15, online at ArtTheater.org Have you noticed? Orchestras, string quartets and classical pianists (and their audiences) love the old […]

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ ushers in the holidays

It’s almost Christmas — the most wonderful time of the year, with peace and love and understanding abounding; what can possibly go wrong? Well, if you come to see the Winters Theatre Company’s production of Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” you’ll see that everything can — and will — go wrong. Right before […]

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for ‘A Flea In Her Ear’

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions at the theater, 340 Second St., Woodland, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 23, for the comic farce, “A Flea In Her Ear,” directed by Rodger McDonald. Mix-ups, misplaced jealousies, mistaken identities and madcap chases abound as the upper crust of French society cavorts in […]

Poetry reading by Richard Alan Bunch planned

Davis poet and author Richard Alan Bunch will give a poetry reading on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Mary Stephens Branch of the Yolo County Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis, in the Blanchard Room. He will be reading poems from his recent book “Intimate Nights: New and Selected Poems.” His poems […]

Irish music returns to Mondavi

Irish music will be featured at the Mondavi Center on Friday, Nov. 14, when a band known as The Gloaming will perform at 8 p.m. in Jackson Hall. Featuring an unusual lineup of singer, two fiddles, guitar and piano, the group includes three Irish artists. They are singer Iarla Ó Lionaird, who grew up as […]

Hear sacred music by UCD ensemble

The UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of William Cooper, will perform sacred music from centuries past at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Featured will be Sanctus and Agnus Dei movements from masses composed by Guilliame de Machaut (who lived in […]

Point of Brew: Free water from my roof

The two little rain events (not really storms) we have enjoyed recently have given me a new perspective on rain: It isn’t really rain — it’s a supply of free water. I never thought of rain in quite that way before, but the new and better and more expensive way of calculating our water use urges […]

‘Into the Woods’ plunges DHS students into deeper roles, mature themes

Check it out What: Davis High School drama department’s production of “Into the Woods” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 13-15; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $16 general, $12 seniors, $10 students High school students throw a spin on classic fairy tales […]

‘Eden 2.0′ on exhibit in Davis

Two weeks remain to see an art installation in Davis that uses 70 old and discarded Macintosh computers of different vintages. “Eden 2.0 Undo the Fall” is an artistic fusion of technology, feminism, religion and popular culture combined to propel social change by asking the viewer to recall the story of Eve, the serpent and the […]