‘Mary Poppins’ flies into the Woodland Opera House

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Woodland Opera House next month. Performances of the musical about the beloved English nanny are planned Aug. 7-30, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The “practically perfect” Broadway musical is based on the Disney film and P.L. […]

Delta blues to fill Picnic in the Park on Wednesday

Guitar Mac and the Blues Express will bring their special blend of Delta blues to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. Guitar Mac hails from Cotton Plant, Ark., but his music is pure Mississippi Delta blues. The band has […]

It’s ‘For the Birds’ on KDRT

The Chambers Street Players will perform again, in the second episode of Ruth Chambers’ “For the Birds,” at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The five actors will crowd into the radio station’s small studio — about 4-by-6-feet — with three mics to do the dance of sharing and jumping out of […]

Winters holds auditions for Baker play

The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for its fall production of Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-18, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. All are asked to bring a head shot and résumé, if possible. […]

Winters summer concert series wraps up Thursday

Arann Harris and the Bad Farmers will play a free outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Rotary Park Gazebo in front of the Winters Community Center at Main Street and Railroad Avenue in downtown Winters. Harris and his band bring “one part Muppets, one part summer camp, and two […]

‘Rockstar’ Mini-Musical summer camp starts soon

The annual Manville Mini-Musical summer mini-camp, “Rockstar,” will run Aug. 3-15 in Davis. Rehearsals will be held mainly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lisa Applegate’s studio in West Davis, and then will move to the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., for the final two days of […]

‘Paper Towns': Things aren’t as they seem

‘Paper Towns’ Four stars Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage and Jaz Sinclair Rating: PG-13, for mild profanity, partial nudity and teen sexuality John Green’s young adult novel makes a smooth transition to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic “Paper Towns” comes from the pen of best-selling […]

Davis Chorale invites prospective members to brunch

Davis’ community chorus, the Davis Chorale, has announced its annual summer brunch, open to community members who love to sing and are interested in finding out more about the chorale. The brunch will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Stonegate home of Don and Aimee Deem, 3108 Evening […]

Hear Crow’s Nest at Village Homes concert

Crow’s Nest, an acoustic folk duo from Davis, is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, July 27, in Davis. Crow’s Nest is Kat Austin (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki) and Matthew Harral (vocals, guitar). Their music is textured with tasty vocal harmonies and unique arrangements of lesser-known cover songs from artists […]

Yolo Community Band plays closing summer concert Tuesday

The Yolo Community Band plays its closing Summer Concert on Tuesday, July 28, in Freeman Park, at 1001 Main St. in Woodland. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to bring folding chairs and blankets. Bobby Rogers, conductor and music director for Pioneer High School, said this concert will bring a […]

Pianist back for ‘homecoming’ concert at Crocker

Pianist Andrei Baumann — who grew up in Davis — returns for a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in Sacramento. Baumann was a student in the Spanish Immersion program during that program’s early years at North Davis Elementary, and went on to study at Emerson Junior High […]

Shakespeare coming to Winters outdoor stage in August

William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented in August by the Winters Theatre Company. This will be WTC’s annual “Shakespeare Under the Stars” production, outdoors at the Winters Community Center Amphitheater. Four performances are scheduled, on Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 7-8 and 14-15, all at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $5, and all […]

Davis’ own Gravy Nation launches music video

Locally grown tunes What: Gravy Nation concert (21 and older) Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in Davis When: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30 Cost: $5 cover at the door Information: Call 530-758-4333 Classic rock meets ’90s pop punk in Gravy Nation. The Davis band, founded by Christopher Hunt, is shaking up the local scene. The band’s songs feature […]