Tuesday, July 22, 2014

‘Begin Again’: A melody-laden charmer

“Begin Again” Four stars Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, James Corden, Catherine Keener, Mos Def, CeeLo Green Rating: R, for profanity Irish filmmaker John Carney delivers another captivating ode to singers and songs By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic It’s a bit rough around the edges at first, the approach uncertain, […]

Hear Neon Lite on Saturday at winery

Neon Lite, a Davis band whose repertoire includes many of the familiar harmonies from the 1960s and ’70s, will be featured at First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery. Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday weekend by listening to iconic songs by the Eagles; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; The Beatles; and many others. The […]

A call for ‘Visual Voltage’ in downtown Woodland

Professional artists and artist teams, age 18 and older, are invited to participate in the Request for Proposal process for the city of Woodland Utility Box Art Program called “Visual Voltage.” YoloArts has been authorized by the city of Woodland to manage the RFP process. Artists will be selected based on past work and the […]

Summer art camps available

There are a variety of camps available this summer for kids. Here’s a quick look at a few. * The Davis Musical Theatre Company will offer its annual Summer Youth Theater Workshop for students ages 7 to 17 in July. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays, July 7-30, and will be […]

New exhibit at Gallery 1855

Area artists Betty Berteaux, Marlene Lee, and Mary Ann Montague will have an exhibition of their works throughout July at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a free open house and reception for the trio from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

DMTC to hold auditions for ‘Shrek’ musical

Davis Musical Theatre Company announced audition dates for “Shrek the Musical” at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Auditions are slated for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, and Monday, June 30. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Performances will be Sept. 12 through Oct. 5, with shows at 8:15 p.m. on […]

See the ‘Octopus’s Garden’ at UCD

A solo exhibition of Radomir Schmidt, “Octopus’s Garden,” will be on display through Aug. 1 at the UC Davis Craft Center Gallery. There will be an opening reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the gallery. Schmidt will be at the reception to answer questions. “I enjoy sculpting in clay because it’s, […]

Hear live music at Monticello in July

While it will be closed from July 1-7, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., will reopen July 8 with a plateful of live music. Tuesdays will feature Ricardo Rosales on classical bassoon form 5 to 7 p.m. Bob Wren will play the violin and octave mandolin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays […]

Music Festival set to liven up downtown Davis

Join the fun! What: Fourth annual Davis Music Festival When: 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 21, with an opening night kickoff Friday, June 20, and a “Hangover Brunch” on Sunday, June 22 Where: 40 bands will play at eight venues in downtown Davis Tickets: $22 online or at Armadillo Music, 207 F St.; $25 at the […]

National Piano Guild awards certificates to Davis pianists

The National Guild of Piano Teachers awarded certificates to 150 piano students, ages 5 to 20, from 13 piano studios in Davis, during a live audition at Music Stream Center. Nine local pianists received top honors. The Piano Guild, a nonprofit organization founded in 1929 by Irl Allison, is a division of the American College […]

‘Wicked’ still bringing down the house

Check it out What: “Wicked” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: Through June 15; 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15 Tickets: $38-$198 Info: Call 916-557-1999 It is […]

She won’t leave them alone

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for six years. “Todd” has a son from a prior relationship, and I have two daughters from my first marriage. We also have a daughter together. Todd’s ex constantly calls and texts him, and it’s never about their son, who lives with his grandparents. I say Todd […]