Young filmmakers debut in Davis

The second annual Davis Youth Film Festival is sure to entertain as youngsters showcase their own films from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Entrants will be judged by industry professionals in the categories of fiction, documentary, public service announcement/informational, animation as well as the “people’s […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Summer concerts set at the gazebo in Winters

Winters Friends of the Library invites everyone to enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 1, at the Rotary Park Gazebo, Main Street at Railroad Avenue in Winters. The series will kick off on July 11 with the Woodland Community Band, under the direction of Bobby Rogers, […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Enjoy a night with the Pleasant Valley Boys

The Pleasant Valley Boys will bring their bluegrass music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The band includes Jim Allison, fiddle; Matt Dudman, mandolin; Mark “Cousin Rainwater” Eagleton, string bass; George Goodell, banjo; and Jenny Lynn, guitar. The band will be selling their latest CD release, “It’s Opry Time,” at this performance. The market […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cold Shot celebrates First Saturday at winery

First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature the musical duo Cold Shot performing hits from past and present. Musicians Richard Urbino (bass and vocals) and Rene Martucci (guitar and vocals) performed at the winery’s inaugural First Saturday in 2012 and are back to celebrate its first anniversary. First Saturday hours are from 1 to […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rec Report: New theater camp in full swing

By Ajay Raj The city of Davis has just completed its first two sessions of theater camp at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater. Each session includes improvisational games, theater exercises including acting technique, karaoke, arts and crafts and more. “The theater camp is all about fostering a sense of confidence and individuality,” said director Hope Raymond. “We teach […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘White House Down': Slick summer heroics

“White House Down” Four stars  Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, Jason Clarke, Jimmi Simpson Rating: PG-13, for fleeting profanity and relentless action violence Everything works in this well-paced action epic By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic You gotta give ’em credit: Despite an invasion premise that confines […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Artists offered free exhibit space at I-House

International House, Davis offers artists free exhibition space in the Art Deco building at 10 College Park. The Art Committee meets quarterly to review framed submissions and the next review date is Friday, Aug. 9. Artists, watercolorists and photographers may bring their submissions to I-House the Thursday before the Art Committee meets. Jeffrey Granett is […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

A is for art appreciation

The annual YoloArts group exhibition of artwork by Yolo County teachers takes on special meaning this year, as the show is being dedicated to the memory of a longtime art teacher, Mary Wilbur, who died in May. “A+ for Art” will run through July 31 at Gallery 625, in the Erwin Meier Administration Building, 625 […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis native Chris Clark returns with jazz trio for concert on July 11

Saxophonist and composer Chris Clark — a 2005 graduate of Davis High School — will return for a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Stonegate Contry Club, 919 Lake Blvd. Clark, who now lives on the East Coast, visits Davis as part of a tour with his trio, which also includes bassist Zack […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Japanese Film Festival returns to Sacramento

The ninth annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival will feature seven movies to be screened Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, at the Crest Theatre. “Haru’s Journey,” a 2010 road movie, shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12. The film follows a cranky grandfather and his teenage granddaughter as they take off in search for a better […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Sometimes there IS truth in advertising

I received an email recently about a two-year-old column — “In which the wine columnist makes an embarrassing confession” — about my experience joining an online wine club. It wasn’t a good experience. After sampling the wines and finding them only just drinkable at best, truly awful at worst, I discovered that the promised “boutique” […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC production of ‘Cats’ has all the right moves

Check it out What: “Cats” Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Dr. When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 Sundays through July 14 Tickets: $18 general, $16 students and seniors, plus a $2 facility fee Info: Visit There is a band of feral cats hanging around the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center these […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

WOH to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

The Woodland Opera House will present the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 12-28. The Peanuts gang – Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Sally – is all here in this delightful musical that will have you celebrating childhood. Charlie Brown just wants to […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Learn Alexander Technique at DAC

Sign up for an introduction to the Alexander Technique from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays, July 8-29, at the Davis Art Center.  Learn how the Alexander Technique can teach you to identify and change old habits that cause tension and fear. Individuals will learn how to regain freedom and flexibility in  activities, avoid injuries, improve […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,