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Thompson, Guzeman featured at Stories On Stage

Authors Tracy Guzeman and Renée Thompson will appear at Stories On Stage Davis on Saturday. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The suggested donation is $5. The second Saturday Stories On Stage Davis performances begin with author presentations during which the featured writers introduce the evening’s stories and […]

Village Homes to welcome acclaimed string instrumentalist

Gari Hegedus — one of the most accomplished players of string instruments, both plucked and bowed, in the context of Balkan and Middle Eastern music — will perform in Davis at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. The concert will be at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. This concert, “An Oud […]

‘Stop Kiss’ a compelling show, relevant to every community

That’s the ticket What: Acme Theatre Company’s presentation of “Stop Kiss” When: 7 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 11, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $10 general, $8 students/seniors; http://acme.brownpapertickets.com or email [email protected] Acme Theatre Company has never shied away from controversial material, and with its production of […]

Bellacera’s ‘Space, Light and Pattern’ showing at Natsoulas

Throughout January, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St. in downtown Davis, will exhibit “Space, Light and Pattern” by local artist Joseph Bellacera. A special opening reception will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9. Bellacera devotes full time to the challenge of making art out of chaos. With inspiration from […]

Wineaux: Carignan — an old grape with a new following

My New Year’s wine resolution: Try new varietals. I just drank, for example, a bottle made from marzemino, an Italian grape, new to me, that produces a deep red, almost purple wine. This particular incarnation, a 2013 Marzemino from Vallagarina, is bottled by Roeno and imported by Grape Expectations. It’s a silky and intense wine […]

Misner and Smith will play at Armadillo

Misner & Smith will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. in downtown Davis. All are welcome to enjoy the music. Sam Misner & Megan Smith are longtime favorites of Armadillo Music. With Misner on the guitar and Smith on the mandolin and the upright bass, this duo is “downright […]

Tha Dirt Feelin plays Saturday at G Street Wunderbar

Davis-band Tha Dirt Feelin has been playing its high-energy funk, soul and hip-hop music for the past five years. Fans will have a chance to hear them again when the band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free, but only those 21 and older […]

Chamber Music Society goes ‘Along the Danube’

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento starts the new year with a program of music titled “Along the Danube,” combined with other compositions for string quartet and other chamber combinations. January’s concerts feature members of the Ariel Quartet — including Paul Ehrlich, viola; Victoria Ehrlich, cello; and soloist Douglas Rioth, harp —  playing Mozart’s Viola Quintet […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ auditions set

Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors,” a production at the Woodland Opera House, will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 11-12, at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. “Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that not only shows your range, but that you also enjoy singing,” a […]

Winters theater group hosts auditions

Auditions will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 21-22, in the Winters Community Center for the Winters Community Theatre Company production of Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Those interested in auditioning are invited to come to whichever date works best for them. The Community Center is at 201 Railroad Ave. in […]

DMTC’s lively production of ‘Anything Goes’ simply sparkles

That’s the ticket What: “Anything Goes,” by Davis Musical Theatre Company When: Through Jan. 25, at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students and seniors; www.dmtc.org or 530-756-3682. A $2-per-ticket facility fee also is charged A patron stopped […]

Alexander String Quartet returns with late Mozart gems

Check it out Who: Alexander String Quartet, performing Mozart When: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: Starting at $52 general, with discounts for students; www.mondaviarts.org ot 530-754-2787 The Alexander String Quartet continues its concert series featuring late chamber works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with two […]

Sac exhibit open to beginning artists

“NCA Aspiring Artist Debut 2015″ is a free art exhibit open to new artists who have never shown in a juried exhibition. This annual art show, set for Jan. 27 through Feb. 14, is sponsored by Northern California Arts Inc. at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. All media are accepted: drawing, […]

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill

The barrel room at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the vocals of Dianna Craig and the high-energy but sensitive piano accompaniment of Sergei Shkurkin at Wine’d Down Thursday on Jan. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. This duo covers an eclectic range of popular material, from doo-wop favorites and soul classics to the top of […]

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