Wineaux: Beets — They’re what’s for dinner!

Though I’ve loved the greens since childhood, I had a serious aversion to the beets themselves until I tasted Rhonda Gruska’s pickled ones a few years ago. What a revelation! Since then I’ve been pickling my own, as well as using beets for soups and for one of my now-favorite dishes — the beet risotto […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

11-year-old Davis resident to sing at county fair

Singer/songwriter Lorena Andrea Rogers will perform from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville. Lorena Andrea and her band will be performing on the Budweiser stage. Lorena Andrea, 11 , is a Davis resident who recently released her new songs “I’m Dancing with my Teddy Bear” and the Spanish […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock welcomes back Steve Kotarek

Steve Kotarek will give a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Kotarek, a singer/songwriter from Davis, enjoys acoustic rock and folk music but his style encompasses all musical genres. Although fairly new to the music scene, Kotarek is constantly writing new songs, playing in the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Internship': Not worth hiring

“The Internship” 2.5 stars Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Josh Brener, Tobit Raphael, Jessica Szohr, Dylan O’Brien, Will Ferrell, John Goodman Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for profanity, sexuality and considerable crude humor Limp comedy searches for laughs in an uninspired script By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Fans […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Time for Walkin’ the Dawg at Picnic in the Park

Walkin’ the Dawg brings its classic rock music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. The band — which includes John Rice, lead and rhythm guitars, lead and harmony vocals; Steve Wood, lead and rhythm guitars, lead and harmony vocals; Dan Sadler, bass, lead and harmony guitar, lead and harmony vocals; and […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to host summer theater workshop

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will offer its annual Summer Youth Theater Workshop for students age 7-17 beginning July 8. The workshop costs $175 per student and will be taught by Jan Isaacson and Helen Spangler. The students will learn the basics of acting, singing, dance steps, vocal projection and other basic performing skills through theater […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lindley brings instrumental mastery, quirky humor to The Palms

As an accomplished and entertaining player of “all instruments stringed” in the world, David Lindley is a musical treasure. From the mundane (guitar) to the exotic (Middle Eastern and African acoustic instruments), Lindley seems to have mastered them all. He will highlight his array of instruments at 8 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Building yachts, brewing beer and bettering America

The great 12-meter yachts made famous by the America’s Cup races were not similar boats: They were the result of any compromise design that met the rules for the 12-meter class. That is, they were built to a formula based on such things as length of waterline, sail area and draft. Designers could vary the […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

14 Yolo County students to join state summer art scholars

YoloArts and the California State Summer School for the Arts Foundation have announced Yolo County’s California arts scholars for the 2013 summer session. The 14 students hail from Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland and will be studying creative writing, dance, music (instrument and vocal), visual arts, film and video, animation and theater. The scholars are […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Kenyan’s work on display at The Nest

The newest display for June at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course will feature the works of UC Davis graduate Susan Kenyan. A Second Saturday “Art at The Nest” reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Nest is at the Wild Wings Golf Course, just outside the residential gate. […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC presents ‘Cats’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking musical “Cats” at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays from June 21 to July 14 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. Tickets are $18 general, $16 for students/seniors (55 and over) and $14 each for groups of 10 […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UCD student photos on display

The final student exhibition for “Photography: Bridging Art and Science,” a Science and Society Program class taught by Terry Nathan, opens Wednesday and continues through June 27 at the UC Davis Alumni and Visitors Center. The opening reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday. The public is welcome.

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Kemmerling tickles the ivories around Davis

Piano music connoisseurs will have several chances in June to hear Ken Kemmerling perform various styles around Davis. He will perform American songbook standard singalongs on Fridays, June 7 and 28, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. As part of The Deering Coretet — featuring jazz, Latin, Celtic and world music […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Folk musicians jam in the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday 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, squeezeboxes (you name it) and […]

June 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,