2015 Davis Art Studio Tour applications available

Applications and information for the 2015 Davis Art Studio Tour are available now at www.davisartstudiotour.com. The tour is open to all Davis artists. This is an opportunity for new and established artists to show their creations, develop new fans and sell art. Last year, 28 artists opened their studios for this event. This year’s tour […]

‘A Christmas Carol’ works its magic at Woodland Opera House

There are many adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” — and the charming version currently at the Woodland Opera House has an interesting past. Composer Alan Menken, who scored Disney films like “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid,” got together with lyricist Lynn Aherns and writer Mike Ockrent to put together […]

Misner & Smith return to The Palms; Kora Feder opens

Davis-based musical duo Misner & Smith has won popularity in the United States and beyond for their vocal harmonies, complementary instrumentation and catalogue of original songs. On Saturday, Dec. 6, Misner & Smith will perform at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters and Kora Feder will play a short opening set. The show will begin […]

University Chorus to sing Vaughan Williams, Beethoven and Pinkham for December program

Details What: University Chorus concert When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 students and children; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 The University Chorus will present its December concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. The program will […]

Baldini to conduct family concerts with SF Symphony at Davies Hall

Christian Baldini, conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony Orchestra, will lead the San Francisco Symphony in two family-friendly concerts on Sunday, Dec. 7. The concerts, presented under the title “Deck the Hall,” will be at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Davies Hall in downtown San Francisco. “It is a great […]

Octopretzel gives a Hanukkah concert

Octopretzel, a children’s band, will perform a family-friendly concert and puppet show at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. All ages invited to dance, sing and get into the Hanukkah spirit. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 2-12; kids under 2 are free. Payment […]

Comedian/filmmaker to present a night of storytelling at Mondavi

Multifaceted performer Mike Birbiglia — who’s had a successful solo show off Broadway, contributed segments to public radio’s popular series “This American Life,” recorded comedy albums and appeared on many TV talk shows — will bring his singular style of storytelling to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. Birbiglia will be doing a new […]

Enrollment open for ‘Frozen’ mini-musical

The 2015 Manville Mini-Musical for winter/spring 2015 will be Disney’s blockbuster “Frozen,” which also will include some songs written for the movie that do not appear on the soundtrack. Because the traditional Thursday cast is nearly full, a second cast was opened on Tuesdays that has space for 10 more student singers in grades 3-6. Second-grade students […]

Me & Him featured at First Saturday

First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery on Dec. 6 will feature Me & Him, the guitar duo of Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis. The rich blend of their Martin guitars is a pure delight. Taking cues from Lewis’ Welsh roots, their music encompasses traditional Celtic tunes as well as contemporary American folk and bluegrass. Well-known in the […]

Mariachi Sol de México to present matinee concert with holiday favorites

The Mondavi Center will host a festive holiday concert by Mariachi Sol de México at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Jackson Hall. Founded in 1981 by Maestro Jose Hernandez — a fifth-generation mariachi player, who continues to lead the group — the platinum-selling mariachi band Sol de México has twice been nominated for a Latin […]

Chamber Music Society features Baroque music and visiting harpsichordist

As has been its custom for several years, the Sacramento Chamber Music Society will offer a generous and festive sampling of music from the Baroque era for its December concerts, including pieces by J.S. Bach and two of his sons. There will be performances on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in […]

‘Tales From the Golden Age’ is next in International Film Series

The International Film Series, now it its 18th year, continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the […]

‘Objects of Meaning’ is the December show at YoloArts’ Gallery 625

“Objects of Meaning” is a group exhibition studying the inanimate objects of everyday life through the art work of seven artists. It opens Friday, Dec. 5, at Gallery 625 in downtown Woodland. The group exhibition of still-life work includes the pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor painted expressions of artists Jan Castle Walker, Laura Hanke, Sandra […]