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Monticello announces January music schedule

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis, announces its live music schedule for January. Monticello will be on vacation Jan. 6-14. Tuesdays, Jan. 20 and 27, will feature Ricardo Rosales, classical bassoon, from 5 to 7 p.m. The weekly wine-tasting is hosted by “Wineaux” columnist Susan Leonardi. On Fridays, Bob Wren will play violin and […]

December 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Works of Steinert-Foley to be shown

The Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis, will present an exhibit of works by Maryann Steinert-Foley, “Unrepentant,” from Jan. 6 through Feb. 22. A reception is planned for Friday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Steinert-Foley’s two-dimensional and three-dimensional works reflect her long-standing interest in capturing […]

December 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘I Served the King of England’ is next in film series

The International Film Series, now it its 18th year, continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on 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 DVD […]

December 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Unbroken': A bit underwhelming

Heartfelt war drama doesn’t quite match its subject’s miraculous vitality “Unbroken” 3.5 stars Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Garrett Hedlund, Luke Treadaway Rating: PG-13, for war violence, brutality and fleeting profanity Depicting the human spirit’s strength and indomitable resolve can be a tough sell in the visual realm of […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Plenty of local party options on New Year’s Eve

Whether it’s dancing to Cajun tunes, zydeco or roots rock and roll, catching a theater show or line dancing at a local nightclub, there are several options for ringing in the new year in and near Davis. The following are a list of open-to-the-public New Year’s Eve festivities sent into The Enterprise. If there are any […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Renowned musician and storyteller John McCutcheon to play at The Palms

John McCutcheon’s clear tenor voice, mastery of instruments including guitar, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo and piano, talent for writing lasting songs that range from the ridiculous to the sublime to the provoking, and supreme ability to connect with audiences have made him one of the most beloved folk musicians working today. McCutcheon will return […]

January 15, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Here’s to a sparkling new year

I have in columns past admitted to sighing wearily (if not audibly) for many years at the offer of a glass of sparkling wine. Several things changed my mind (and palate), including the greatly increased availability of good, interesting bottles and my discovery of sparklers’ affinity for all manner of food. Sometimes, though, I think […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians will jam on Jan. 2

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The venue is on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, […]

December 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Hobbit, The Battle of Five Armies:’ At last, the grand finale!

“The Hobbit, The Battle of Five Armies” 3.5 starts Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace, Aidan Turner, Christopher Lee Rating: PG-13, for intense fantasy action violence and some truly scary monsters Narrative bloat aside, this Hobbit trilogy builds to a crowd-pleasing conclusion By Derrick […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Tom Rigney and Flambeau to play

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will help ring in the new year at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. This band specializes in Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans groves, and beautiful ballads and waltzes. Rigney composes most of the songs, although the shows are spiced with classics from the […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC plans New Year’s Eve party

Davis Musical Theatre Company plans a show and party on New Year’s Eve. The gala will feature a preview performance of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” followed by a buffet dinner at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. It starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and will last into New […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Before Midnight’ screening is tonight

Don’t miss tonight’s (Friday, Dec. 19) showing of The International Film Series, “Before Midnight” (2013, U.S., directed by Richard Linklater, 109 min.). The films, running the first and third Fridays of each month, are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m. […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hammer Museum curator is next up for Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Anne Ellegood, senior curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, is the speaker at the next Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the UC Davis department of art and art history. The lecture is set for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Art Annex on the UCD campus. For directions, visit […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ring in the new year with a Cajun-flavored dance party at The Palms

The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters, is hosting a New Year’s Eve dance party — complete with a champagne toast at midnight and all the trimmings — featuring the Cajun-flavored and compellingly danceable music of Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Rigney, the fiery, electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians […]

December 18, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged
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