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 ,

S.F. Mime Troupe visits with irreverent, sharp-edged political satire

The San Francisco Mime Troupe — still uppity after more than 50 years — will make its annual summer visit to Davis to give a free performance at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in Community Park. Donations will be accepted. For information, visit Famous for staging politically oriented “street theater” — with an activist […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band featured at First Saturday

First Saturday at Sundstrom Hill Winery will feature singer/songwriter Mike Justis and his band from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. The Mike Justis Band, based in Northern California, has been playing folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. The […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Musicians jam at UC Davis Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 2, 16 and 23, at 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, […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Wolverine': Slick superhero stuff

“The Wolverine” Four stars Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Famke Janssen Rating: PG-13, for intense sci-fi action, mild sensuality and fleeting profanity Hugh Jackman owns the title role in this engaging franchise entry By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic I’ve never understood why critics […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Summer choral group to perform at St. Martin’s Church

The UC Davis Summer Chorus, conducted by Andrew Hudson, will give a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Martin’s Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. The group will present a range of vocal and choral repertoire with organist Alan Montgomery, who grew up in Vacaville and is now an advanced organ student, studying at Lincoln Cathedral […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

August Show at YoloArts’ Gallery 625: ‘Watercolor Works’

The watercolor paintings of Jim Painter and the mixed media watercolor landscapes of Michael Mikolon will be exhibited in “Watercolor Works” from Aug. 1 through Sept. 3 at Gallery 625 in the Erwin Meier Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. Painter, of Woodland, has won a number of awards for his paintings, most recently the […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Sugar’ turns up the heat at Music Circus

In the know What: “Sugar” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St. Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $30 – $74 Info: Call 916-557-1999 or visit “Some Like It Hot” is an iconic Billy Wilder movie, released in 1959, which appears on many top […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist featured at The Nest

The upcoming August display at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course will feature the works of Ingeborg Carroll. A Second Saturday Art at The Nest reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Appetizers will be provided, beer and wine available for purchase and small gourmet plates will […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Chad Deity’ provides real danger and entertainment

Check it out What: “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St. Sacramento When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 11 Tickets: $22 to $35 Info: “Both theater and wrestling employ lights, sound, costumes, props, choreography or blocking,” writes Janey Pintar in the […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hall steps into the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival spotlight

Musician Pam Mark Hall brings her legendary voice to the historic Schmeiser barn at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29, for an evening of contemporary folk, pop, inspirational, gospel and country music. This is the second show in the 2013 Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival, and the first time for Hall to play the Barn’s mainstage. […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band to play at RootStock

RootStock will offer a complimentary music performance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, featuring The Mike Justis Band. Singer/songwriter Mike Justis and his band, based in Northern California, have been playing their unique brand of folk, blues, and Americana music for more than 30 years. Justis’ debut album, “Barroom Philosopher,” was recorded in […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘She Creatures’ is entertainment outside of the box

In the Know What: “She Creatures” Where: Barnyard Theatre, 35125 County Road 31 When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and Aug. 1-3 Tickets: $15 general, $12 students or at the door $18 general, $15 student Info: Visit or call 530-574-1318 The old San Francisco disc jockey Don Sherwood used to end his program with […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cohen and the Sidekicks at Wine’d Down

Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks — Ken Rabiroff, vocals, lead/bass guitar and Jeff Sears, vocals, bass/lead guitar — will play at Wine’d Down on Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place. The band features rich vocal harmonies, distinctive arrangements and creates a sound that is an inspired blend of urban folk with a […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,