The Davis Chamber Choir, a campus/community vocal group, will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Room 115 of the UC Davis Music Building, with Andrew Hudson directing. The 60-minute program will feature “adventuresome music for Christmas, Epiphany and New Year’s,” including pieces by Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Anton Bruckner, John Tavener, Heinrich Schütz, Thomas Tallis […]
Austin-based singer and songwriter Slaid Cleaves will return for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Cleaves weaves the musical traditions of his native Maine and adopted hometown of Austin, Texas. With a rich, slightly dusty baritone voice, Cleaves unerringly finds the right vocal approach to […]
RootStock is continues its open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening hosted by Sam and Lori Hawk. This is a free service to the local music community. The open mic night provides an opportunity for musicians of all skill levels, from the beginning student to the seasoned professional, to forget the demands […]
The Davis High School Symphonic Band will play under the direction of Tom Slabaugh at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS. Donations will be accepted at the door. The “Something Borrowed” production is an eclectic mix for all tastes.
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]
The Craft Center announced its 12th annual Gallery Staff Show and Silent Auction, which runs now through Dec. 6. Proceeds benefit Craft Center programs. The show features handcrafted gifts just in time for the holidays. The gallery will be full of jewelry, glasswork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media. […]
In the know Who: Empyrean Ensemble When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, with a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. briefly describing each of the musical works Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 adults, $8 students and children; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the professional “new music” […]
That’s the ticket Who: UC Davis Symphony, performing Britten, Bartók and Brahms When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$17 adults, $8 students and children; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 On Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, the UC Davis Symphony […]
Check it out What: “Crazy Horse and Custer” Where: Pollock Stage, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 15 Tickets: $31-$35 general, $26-$30 senior, $12 student Info: Call 916-443-6722 or 888-4-STC-TIX “Crazy Horse and Custer,” a […]
“12 Years a Slave” Five stars Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti Rating: R, for violence, brutality, nudity and brief sexuality Impressive acting highlights this fact-based saga of man’s inhumanity By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Some films transcend their big-screen confines. […]
A free screening of Ingmar Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries” is planned for 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Davis Senior Center. 646, A St. Following the film, Sacramento State professor Maria Jaoudi, of the department of humanities and religious studies, will lead a question-and-answer session on the film.
The Pence Gallery and the Art/Science Fusion program at UC Davis announce the third biannual juried exhibit, “The Consilience of Art & Science,” taking place in January and February. The goals of the exhibition are to show creative work that explores the intersection between art and science; to foster communication between the arts and sciences; […]
Adventurer, storyteller and retired child psychology professor Ed Lewis is the featured performer on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle. Take a journey with Lewis and expect the unexpected — kayaking with killer whales in the San Juan Islands, riding on top of a truck with 18 “passengers” through the Sahara Desert, swimming with […]
The worldwide Tellabration event returns to Davis with a free event planned for 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive. Tellabration was started by the National Storytelling Network in Jonesborough, Tenn., the weekend before Thanksgiving. It is held in nine countries and 40 states by local […]