See artists’ best screened at Davis Film Festival

The 10th annual Davis Film Festival is slated for Sunday, June 23, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The festival is a one-day a marathon of films from noon to 9 p.m. Feature-length films and shorts from around the world and Yolo County will be presented in all genres: narrative, documentary, experimental […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Youth Flute Choir accepts summer camp applications

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, directed by flutist Maquette Kuper, is accepting applicants to join its annual summer Flute Camp, July 8-18. The choir will perform its 30th annual Summer Music Concert, featuring both classical and jazz music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in atrium of the Davis Art Center at 1919 F St. […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hey now, check out RootStock

The Hey Nows! return for a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. The Hey Nows! are an acoustic duo that merges a power pop attitude with an Americana sensibility to create an engaging style of music that it calls “popabilly.” Formed in Yolo County early 2011, […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ensemble delivers the Bard ‘As You Like It’

Check it out What: “As You Like It” Where: UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays through June 30 Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students/seniors, $10 for 12 and under Info: Visit or call 530-802-0998 Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” now presented by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble at the […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bonoff, Gerber to play at The Palms on Thursday

Singer-songwriter-musician Karla Bonoff will showcase all of her abilities alongside guitarist Nina Gerber at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Tickets are $25. Bonoff came to national prominence during the late 1970s and into the ’80s. Linda Ronstadt has recorded several of her songs, notably three tracks on the 1976 album “Hasten […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery plans its annual artful rummage sale

The Pence Gallery will host its annual Trash 2 Treasures Sale Friday through Sunday at the gallery at 212 D St. in Davis. On Friday, the sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 530-758-3370.

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local theater companies offering summer Shakespeare

Got a hankering for summer Shakespeare? There are several close-to-home opportunities this year, with four local companies mounting productions in Yolo County this summer. Already up and running is the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “As You Like It,” which is perhaps the most pastoral of Shakespeare’s comedies. Much of the action takes place in […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Authors showcase their new young-adult novels

Local authors Katherine Longshore and Talia Vance will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 4 p.m. Saturday to discuss their newest novels for young adults, “Tarnish” and “Spies and Prejudice.” There will be gifts, prizes and cake at this event for the whole family. Longshore also is the author of “Gilt,” […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Eight Below’ to be screened at I-House

“Eight Below,” a  2006 American film directed by Frank Marshall, will be screened Friday, June 21, 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 […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Frankie & the Fabletones hit 100

Frankie & the Fabletones celebrate their 100th gig by bring their rock ‘n’ roll oldies to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. Frankie & the Fabletones features vocalists Chris Sanborn, Heidi Bekebrede, Frank Fox and Dianna Craig; bassist Steve O’Neil; pianist Sergei Shkurkin; drummer Nick Carajal; and guitarist Noah Wolfe. The Davis […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See Leady’s photographs at Gallery 1855

The premiere exhibition of the photographic works of Melissa Leady will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout July. The gallery in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Man of Steel': Dull as iron

“Man of Steel” Three stars Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff Rating: PG-13, for brief profanity and vicious, unrelenting violence and destruction Re-booted Superman entry tarnishes the venerable character’s mythos By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Grim, humorless […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Praise dance festival canceled

Ross Dance Company announced the cancellation of its third annual Sacramento Praise Dance Festival, which was slated for  7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local author discusses debut novel at The Avid Reader

Local author Marci Nault will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, to discuss her new novel “The Lake House.” “The Lake House” is a novel about love and heartbreak, acceptance and rejection, and burning and re-building bridges in an idyllic town near a tranquil lake in New […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,