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‘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 […]

Monticello brings music, art in December

Plenty of live music is planned through December at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis (next to the Davis Food Co-op). Tuesdays bring Ricardo Rosales, classical bassoon, from 5 to 7 p.m. along with weekly wine-tastings hosted by “Wineaux” columnist Susan Leonardi. Fridays feature Bob Wren, violin and octave mandolin, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., […]

Brad Mehldau Trio a jazzy highlight in Mondavi’s December offerings

Check it out Who: Brad Mehldau Trio When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, with a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. by Cory Combs Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis Tickets: $37 general with discounts for students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787 The Brad Mehldau Trio comes to the Mondavi Center on Thursday, Dec. […]

Sac Ballet’s colorful ‘Nutcracker’ returns

Sacramento Ballet’s ever-popular “Nutcracker” returns with performances beginning Saturday, Dec. 6, and continuing through Dec. 21, with matinee and evening performances available on various dates. Some of this year’s performances include live orchestral music; other performances will feature recorded music. All performances feature choreography by artistic director Ron Cunningham, colorful costumes, gorgeous scenery and a […]

‘Horrible Bosses 2′: Fire ‘em all!

“Horrible Bosses 2″ 2.5 stars Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey Rating: R, for relentless profanity and crude sexual content Limp sequel is only marginally better than its lackluster predecessor By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director Sean Anders apparently was content to let […]

Mumbo Gumbo plays for post-Thanksgiving dance party

NorCal favorites Mumbo Gumbo will bring their big, joyful sound to The Palms Playhouse for their annual post-Thanksgiving dance party on Saturday, Nov. 29. The danceable music of Mumbo Gumbo is legendary around these parts. While much of it based in the Louisiana sound that was so prominent in their earliest years, their music has […]

It really is ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

That’s the ticket What: Winters Theatre Company production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 7 Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Tickets: $12 general, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under; www.winterstheatre.org or 530-795-4614 Can you die of cute overload? Well, if […]

Sacramento Valley Chorus showcases holiday favorites

The Sacramento Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will present a show in Sacramento at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Audience members will be taken on an imaginary musical journey from Reno to Las Vegas and they’ll finish their travels in a winter wonderland of traditional and contemporary holiday songs. Although the chorus […]

Vocal Art Ensemble gets dramatic with Nativity story

Details What: Vocal Art Ensemble’s “Nativus — A Dramatic Choral Interpretation” When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Davis United Methodist Church, […]

Thursday Live! annual holiday show coming soon

The Odd Fellows Thursday Live! show will kick off the holiday season with festive songs and treats Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Nine local musical acts will be featured, each playing a few […]

Dr. John brings his unique musical perspective to Mondavi

The estimable Dr. John — who rose to fame in the late 1960s with a rootsy blend of psychedelia, blues, funk, voodoo and R&B — visits the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., in what promises to be one of December’s more unusual concerts. Now a sprightly 73, Dr. John still operates under his […]

‘The Fantasticks’ come to life on UC Davis stage

The UC Davis department of theater and dance will turn the spotlight to the Wyatt Pavilion with the musical “The Fantasticks.” This production will be directed by staff member Kathy Morison, who has been a professional actor and director for more than 30 years. She has worked throughout the country performing in and directing such shows as “Little […]

Wineaux: Here are a few things to be thankful for, part two

In a novel I recently read, by a Brit, the narrator lists various national groups attending a summer school class in Norfolk, England. One of them: “Americans with complicated dietary needs.” Ouch. Little did I think that we were internationally notorious for obsessions with one diet or another. Imagine the bewilderment (or eye-rolling hilarity) of […]

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