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 ,

Vinyl and Music Fair returns to Davis

Armadillo Music and KDVS (90.3 FM) will host a Vinyl and Music Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The fair will include records, CDs, DVDs and all things music-related. To purchase a vendor table or for more information, call 530-758-8058. Admission is free […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear stories at the Pence Gallery

Stories on Stage Davis will present the works of authors Valerie Fioravanti and Michelle Woods at its inaugural performance on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. A melding of contemporary fiction […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC teams with Food Bank

What gets you into Davis Musical Theatre Company’s “Spamalot” for half-price? A can of Spam, of course. Or any other canned food item. DMTC and the Yolo County Food Bank are teaming up to help the hungry. Receive half off a ticket to see DMTC’s production of “Spamalot” when you bring in a can of […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: ‘Writing Buddies’ comes to town

I have a good deal of experience reading the writings of mature students who have graduated from universities around this country. That is because every week, for up to 18 weeks, 20 to 40 young people write answers to brewing questions and submit them to me for assessment. Each of these answers requires an essay […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Best in show

The Pence Gallery has been hosting its annual Community Hang-Up exhibition for years. However, this year, the gallery had visitors vote for their favorite piece during the run of the exhibit. Davis artists Laurie Friedman and Susan Von Borstel tied for top honors. Friedman’s “Chinese Fisherman” and Von Borstel’s “Mare See” collected 6 percent of […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

A fulfilling career in art: Elizabeth Solomon

Reflective, deep eyes adorn the thoughtful face of a 91-year-old woman. Looking straight ahead unblinkingly, she radiates satisfaction and serenity. With a large family scattered across the world and a great variety of drawings and paintings under her name, Elizabeth Solomon has both roots and legacy. “I have had a varied and fortunate life. … […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Winters Theatre Company announces auditions for fall production

The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Winters Community Center for its fall production, Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story,” adapted by Philip Grecian. Performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 22 through Dec. 7, and Sundays, Dec. 1-8. Roles will be available for […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCC to hold auditions for ‘The Christmas Express’

Open auditions for all ages are being held 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, for University Covenant Church’s production of “The Christmas Express.” Registration begins 30 minutes before each scheduled audition time. Rehearsals will be three nights a week from 7 to 10 p.m. through October, […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Shinyribs bring funky alt-country to The Palms on Thursday

Shinyribs — headed by Kevin Russell of The Gourds — recently released their second album “Gulf Coast Museum” and will play some of their new stuff Thursday, Sept. 12, at The Palms. Austin-based Matt the Electrician will open the show. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $15. Shinyribs is both a four-piece alt-country/Americana band […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Free Range Singers welcome new voices

The Free Range Singers, an inclusive community choir directed by Laura Sandage, begins its fall session on Sept. 17. This group meets on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. All voices are welcome, including singing children when accompanied by a singing adult. […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,