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Auditions set for Noël Coward’s ‘Hay Fever’

Auditions for the first show in Art Theater of Davis’ 2014-15 season, Noël Coward’s “Hay Fever,” will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at 946 Olive Drive in Davis. Audition sign-ups will take place on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 5 p.m. Enter through the side door of Third Space Art […]

Sundstrom Hill open for Wine’d Down Thursday

Wine’d Down Thursday this week at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriters Tim and Helen Spangler. As a duo, they fit into the folk genre leaning toward Americana when Helen plays tenor guitar. Her riffs have a bluegrass influence while Tim’s rhythm acoustic guitar is full and complementary. Their newest CD, “We’re All Fine Here Now” was released […]

Jam on Friday with folk musicians

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, on 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) […]

Yolo Mambo to play Picnic in the Park

The multinational rhythms of Yolo Mambo will fill Central Park on Wednesday during Picnic in the Park. Music starts at 5 p.m. and carries through the Davis Farmers Market, which runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Yolo Mambo features Phil Summers on guitar and vocals; Catherine LeBlanc on ukelele, flute and vocals; Carla Campbell on […]

Davis Chorale prepares for upcoming season

The Davis Chorale is settling in for lots of practice in advance of upcoming performances. Rehearsals begin Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Prospective choir members are encouraged to contact artistic director Alison Skinner for information and an audition appointment. The Chorale recently hired Garrett Rigsby as an […]

‘If I Stay’: Existential angst

“If I Stay” 3.5 stars Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Stacy Keach, Jakob Davies Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity and sexual candor Beloved young-adult novel makes an honorable jump to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic We certainly can’t imagine what it would be like, […]

Timnatal Music’s next show highlights Middle East compositions

TimnaTal Music is preparing for its next show, which will see the Faisal Zedan Trio bringing their brand of Arabic music to Davis. The program will consist of compositions of Egyptian, Tunisian and Syrian composers, according to a news release. The performers are Faisal Zedan, percussion and direction; Gary Hegedus, oud and fretted instruments; and […]

Winters Theatre Company puts out casting call for next show

The Winters Theatre Company soon will hold auditions for its upcoming production, “Night of the Anemic Vampire.” The comedic melodrama requires six men and four women, and auditions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, and Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Winters Community Theatre, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters. The plot revolves around the […]

Well-known artist will be juror for exhibition

Gregory Kondos, a landscape painter, will be the juror for the upcoming “Art Farm” exhibition, YoloArts announced Thursday. YoloArts will accept submissions for the exhibition through 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. The exhibition will open Friday, Oct. 3, at Gallery 625 at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. According to a YoloArts new […]

‘La Cage aux Folles’: a refreshing take on a classic

Check it out What: “La Cage aux Folles” Where: Wells Fargo Pavillion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $35-$80 Info: Visit www.california musicaltheatre.com The Music Circus is closing out its 2014 season with a sparkling production of Harvey Fierstein and […]

Wineaux: A sparkling prescription for a new disease

In my English professor days, I occasionally gave students a get-acquainted exercise with a couple of requests like, “Tell us something about yourself that not many people know.” Usually the responses were fairly innocuous — ”I’m a licensed pilot,” “My brother calls me ‘Toofer,’ ” “I have a pit bull named Killer,” “My mother’s an […]

Free classical concerts set at Covell Gardens

Atria Covell Gardens, a Davis retirement community, will host two musical events this week that are free and open to the public. Atria is at 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Violinist Andy Tan will be accompanied on the piano by I-Hui Chen at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Tan, who also is a composer, […]

Apply now for Davis Community Idol

The Davis Community Idol competition is looking for performers interested in showing off their talents. While the performance isn’t until Oct. 11, applications are due Sept. 17. Davis High School’s Madrigal Singers are putting on the event, which invites singers of all levels of talent, no auditions necessary. Davis residents get priority in evaluating choices […]

Crowd funding campaign offers support for Art Theater of Davis

The Art Theater of Davis, a new ensemble dedicated to modern classics, has launched an online crowd-funding campaign that invites Davis residents to be patrons of the dramatic arts. Theater companies have often relied on “angels,” investors who underwrite the costs of producing a play and keeping tickets affordable. Along with the satisfaction of supporting […]

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