Young Performers Theater to hold auditions for ‘Schoolhouse Rock, Live!’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers  Theater will hold auditions for “Schoolhouse Rock, Live!” at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, with callbacks at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. All are at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The musical is directed and choreographed by Helen Spangler, with musical direction […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free Zumba class set for children

A free Zumba Kids Jr. class will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place. Zumba Kids Jr. classes are a dance and play party for little feet. This program is for 4- to 6-year-olds to be themselves, learn to socialize, move to […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Banjo band comes to Atria Covell Gardens

The Sacramento Banjo Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The four-string banjos, with their clear melody, are what a person would expect to hear on a riverboat or in Dixieland jazz bands. They play songs from the turn of the 20th century. […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Nest plays host to new art work

The new show of art on display for September at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course near Woodland will feature the works of Tissa Kappagoda, Judy Tischer, Alice Micheltorena and Suzanne Gerttula. The Nest is at the Wild Wings Golf Course, just outside the residential gate. Head west on Highway 16, past […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Get ready for the Great California Paint Out

The Great California Paint Out will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The workshop costs $25 and gives artists an opportunity to paint throughout downtown Davis in groups or individually. Those wishing to learn technique may work alongside one of several master painters: Marti Walker, Leslie Toms, Philippe Gandiol, Chella […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free concert on E Street Plaza

Wealth of Nations — formerly known as David Hafter and Friends — will play original and folk rock music from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis.

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The King’s Speech’ to be screened at I-House

“The King’s Speech,” a 2010 British film directed by Tom Hooper, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There is […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo Mambo to play Picnic in the Park

Yolo Mambo bring its world music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. Yolo Mambo’s transglobal rhythms will transport listeners to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape Verde, France, Spain, New Zealand and across our country. A Picnic in the Park favorite, the […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

No maybe about it, Carly Rae Jepsen to play in Davis

In the know What: Carly Rae Jepsen When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Mondavi Center Tickets: $39.50 Info:, 530-754-2787 “Call Me Maybe” is more than a hit pop song, it’s a cultural phenomenon. From the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez dance video on YouTube, to Cookie Monster’s “Share it Maybe,” the song was omnipresent last summer. “Call Me […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Vocal Art Ensemble to play at Village Homes

The Vocal Art Ensemble is the featured act Monday, Sept. 23, at Village Homes Performers’ Circle at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Formed in February 2008, VAE won the 2012 American Prize for Creative Programming and Collaboration for featuring a cappella choral pieces aside intimate instrumentals and dance. The 22-voice […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Haunted Halloween features zombies on the train

Sacramento RiverTrain will be overrun by zombies this Halloween season. The Zombie Train runs from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1. General tickets cost $35 and include a two-hour ride and show. Riders may upgrade to join the Zombie Train Militia for $50 — which includes a laser gun — and pick off zombies (played by […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Tunes for Trees benefit concert is Oct. 5 in Woodland

Grab a burger, enjoy your favorite beverage and hear some great bands while you make the world a better place. It’s all happening at the annual “Tunes for Trees” concert Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Red Rose Ranch Band headlines the benefit […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Flight of the Butterflies': Truly soars

“Flight of the Butterflies” Four stars Starring: nature Rating: G, and suitable for all ages Colorful monarchs are much more interesting than you could have imagined By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Nature is always awesome, but sometimes she’s jaw-droppingly unbelievable. Then, if we’re lucky — if the right wildlife saga intrigues the right filmmakers […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

DMTC to hold fundraiser

Davis Musical Theatre Company is having a tile-making fundraiser as part of a project to add on to the existing tile wall along the north wall of the theater at 607 Peña Drive. Two tile painting workshops will run from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. For those who cannot attend […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,