Hear the Peter Franklin Band in the park

The Peter Franklin Band brings its eclectic mix of classic rock, folk rock, country rock, Americana music and kids’ songs to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The band includes Kevin Twitchell, left, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Bob Byrd, ukulele, harmonica; Bud Dangl (seated) vocals; Patrick Crain (behind Dangl), bass, banjo, vocals; Peter Franklin, guitar, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vedic chanting workshop at DAC

The Davis Art Center is hosting an introduction to Vedic chanting workshop called “Movement and Sound.” The class includes the use of gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting. The class runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘2 Guns': 2 droll 2 be taken seriously

“2 Guns” 3.5 stars Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Fred Ward Rating: R, for violence, profanity and brief nudity Witty banter enlivens this fast-paced action thriller By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This summer could be subtitled The Revenge of the Comic Book. Or, perhaps, yet […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Pence hosts collage workshop, drawing group

Artists age 16 and older are invited to join a water media and collage workshop from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with award-winning artist Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. She will demonstrate techniques and materials that are great for creating both realistic and abstract works on paper. The workshop will take place at the Pence Gallery, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Acme takes on the Bard

Romeo (Margaret Starbuck), left, attempts to break up a fight between Mercutio (Miki Benson) and Tybalt (Eliza Buchanan) in Acme Theatre’s all-female version of “Romeo and Juliet.” The company’s two casts — all-female and traditional — will present the play Friday through Sunday and Aug. 8-11 at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lescroart gives reading on Thursday

John Lescroart, a Davis resident and New York Times bestselling author, will read from his new novel, “The Ophelia Cut,” at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. A question-and-answer session with Andy Jones, host of the Poetry Night Reading Series, will follow. In addition, Lescroart will play […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Breweries also ignore the Fourth Amendment

Over the years, I have visited many breweries in many places. In all cases, I was subject to some level of scrutiny: I signed in by time and date; I was issued a visitor’s name tag, safety glasses and a hard hat. Several breweries required that I wear special shoes, remove my wedding ring and […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

British composer returns to California for concert

Davis Community Church presents Antony Baldwin, a British organist and choir master, in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Baldwin has composed and arranged nearly 100 published organ and choir compositions. A master organist and choir trainer, Baldwin holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Oxford University. He was awarded his doctorate […]

August 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Monticello serves up musical dishes

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., has music on tap just about every day in August. Wednesdays are open mic nights with Jan Peters, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays — except Aug. 9 — feature Bob Wren on the violin and octave mandolin, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 9, Ken Kemmerling will […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear fiery blues at The Palms on Friday

Jimmy Thackery, who is widely acknowledged as one the premier guitar pyrotechnicians on the blues scene today, will perform with his band The Drivers at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Tickets are $20. Thackery learned blues straight from some of the towering giants in the field, including stints playing […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Guitar champions come to the Barnyard

National flatpicking guitar champion Robin Kessinger will be joined by Todd Hallawell, national fingerstyle guitar champion and SoundSet Recordings artist, for a summer evening’s taste of the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the historic Schmeiser Barn. The barn concert is co-sponsored by Barnyard Theatre and the UC Davis Friends […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Flatlanders take over RootStock

The Flatlander Sound Crew will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The Flatlander Sound Crew is band of singer/songwriters who travel and perform together throughout Yolo County, formed to showcase local musicians and their talent as well as the venues at which they perform. Many of […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Summer dance concert Friday and Saturday

The 2013 Summer Repertory Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop In-House Theater, 2720 Del Rio Place. This year’s Summer Repertory Concert includes choreography by Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre company members, dance intensive students and pieces from the summer repertory classes. The 60-minute […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

It’s About Time to get to the park

It’s About Time brings its classic blend of big band, swing and jazz music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, July 31. Music starts at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Davis Food Co-op. Formed in 1996, the band — Don Moe, drums; Brian Toole, alto saxophone; Carl Van Dam, alto saxophone; Steve Slinkard, tenor […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,