Baughman kicks off Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival

The Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival starts things off with the Celtic tradition, original music and captivating musical style of Steve Baughman at 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the historic Schmeiser barn. This is the first of five shows in the festival and marks the return of Baughman, who last played the barn’s mainstage in […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC’s Young Performers will take you to a whole new world

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” This performance takes Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie of the Lamp on an enchanted journey to Agrabah, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. This Disney favorite is directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Children’s Chorale to host auditions

The Davis Children’s Chorale is accepting new members for the 2013-14 season. The Chorale is a community chorus of aspiring young singers in third through sixth grades (Level 2) or seventh through ninth grades (Level 3). The Chorale presents several concerts each year as well as performs at various community events. Auditions are being held […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ is fun for all ages

Check it out What: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Where: Woodland Opera House When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 28 Tickets: $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $8 for children 17 and under, $10 for adults in the balcony, $5 for children in the balcony Info: Call 530-666-9617 or visit […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Los Tres de Winters at the Gazebo

Los Tres de Winters will present a free outdoor performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rotary Park Gazebo, on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center in Winters. The trio plays Norteño-style music, with accordion, bajo quinto and bass. This lively music is a hybrid of Mexican and Spanish […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Pacific Rim': Monster mash

“Pacific Rim” 3.5 stars Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman Rating: PG-13, for intense sci-fi violence and brief profanity Opulent fantasy delivers a crowd-pleasing blend of humor and high-tech thrills By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Guillermo del Toro must have loved Godzilla movies […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Sounds of Shakespeare at Village Homes

A Midsummer Night in Nashville is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, July 22, in Davis. The musical ensemble is from the 2013 Winters Shakespeare Workshop production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set in Nashville in 1972. The music includes country hits from Tammy Wynette and George Jones, psychedelic folk […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery hosts Figure Drawing Group

Experienced and novice artists are welcome to join the Pence Gallery’s Figure Drawing Group, which meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to draw from a live, nude model. This is not a class, and no instruction is provided. Participants work at their own pace and comfort […]

June 05, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hucklebucks in Picnic in the Park

The Hucklebucks — Robert Sidwell, guitar; Doug Crumpacker, guitar and vocals; Ty Smith, drums; and Dale Lyberger, bass and vocals — bring their blend of blues with influences of New Orleans, Chicago and West Coast blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, July 17. Music starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by Davis Food […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Youth Flute Choir to perform at Davis Art Center

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, will present its 30th annual Summer Flute Camp Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Atrium of the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The choir performs both classical and jazz music, the latter under the direction of Fredrick Lange. The concert […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center now taking applications for SFJAZZ All-Star program

The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts announces the third year of its Mondavi Center SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Program. The program, which was recently recommended for a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant, is accepting applications through Aug. 30 at The High School All-Stars program provides advanced training for serious […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Best of Seven set at Gallery 1855

The Best of Seven — a group of Yolo County photographers including Anne Miller, Rob Floerke, Tim Messick, Rick York, Dave Robertson, Dennis McCoy and Joe Finkleman — will have an exhibit at Gallery 1855 through August. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. It is open from 9 […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Keith Little brings his big sound to The Palms

Nationally acclaimed bluegrass and country musician Keith Little and The LittleBand — featuring Michael Wicher, Josh Tharp, Luke Abbott and Steve Swan — will bring a roots-based mix of bluegrass, country, gospel and acoustic blues to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Friday, July 12. Tickets are $20. A leading name in California bluegrass circles, […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist makes songbirds and raptors come to life

Details What: 43rd annual Pacific Flyway Decoy Association’s Classic Wildlife Art Festival When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Where: Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way in Sacramento Tickets: $5 general; children under 12 are free Davis resident and retired UC Santa Cruz professor Lynda Goff has found a unique pastime: decorative bird […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,