Celebrate Ann Jacobson’s artwork at the Pence

A celebration of artwork by Ann Jacobson, who died in 2009, will be on display at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The display will include pieces — ranging from creating evocative and quirky collages and energetic drawings — that were selected from 30 years worth […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lineup set for free concert series

An Evening at the Vets — a concert series sponsored by the city of Davis Community Services Division in conjunction with Woodland Healthcare in Davis — returns for its third season beginning Saturday, Oct. 13. The free concerts will take place each Saturday from Oct. 13 through Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Highland Games return to Dixon on Sept. 29

Kilts and cabers will abound as the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association presents the Dixon Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Dixon May Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St., Dixon. Admission is $10 general and $8 for seniors and youths ages 9-17, while children under 9 are free. All active military personnel, with valid active-duty […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Hometown musicians form band for festival

Details What: Bonanza King, performing at the Winters Earthquake Street Festival When: 6:45-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 (festival runs from 5 to 11 p.m.) Where: Main Street, downtown Winters Admission: Free, but food and crafts will be available for purchase Info: Winters Chamber of Commerce, (530) 795-2329 What do you get when several well-known local […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Bourne Legacy: In Good Hands

Four stars; rated PG-13, for considerable violence and action Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Donna Murphy, Stacy Keach, Dennis Boutsikaris, Zeljko Ivanek By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Any doubts about the Bourne film series surviving Matt Damon’s departure can be laid to rest; replacement star Jeremy Renner capably opens a new chapter in Robert Ludlum’s popular franchise. […]

Honeycutters play Friday night at The Palms

The Honeycutters, a fast-rising Americana band based in North Carolina, will appear at The Palms on Friday, Aug. 10, for a CD release concert. The heart of Asheville, N.C.’s The Honeycutters is the musical collaboration of singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt and guitarist Peter James. Their sound has drawn comparisons to such artists as Gram Parsons […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats at The Palms

Sacramento-based rockin’ blues band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will celebrate the release of their new Alligator Records CD, “One Wrong Turn,” with a live performance at The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Saturday, Sept. 8. Harmonica player, vocalist and songwriter Rick Estrin, along with The Nightcats — guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, singing drummer (who […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

August Blues 2012 this Saturday

The Detroit-based Larry McCray Band and a dinner of authentic barbecue prepared by Chef John Gamboni will highlight August Blues 2012, an event presented by Yolo Eats on Saturday, Aug. 11, in Woodland. McCray is recognized as a leading contemporary blues singer, songwriter and guitarist and has been known to share the stage with musical […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Community Band returns to Yolo County Fair

The Woodland Community Band returns to the County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. on the West Stage in Rotary Park. The Yolo County Fair is free admission. The band was started in September of 2005 by Bobby Rogers, Music Director at Pioneer High School and the Community Band Director. “This is our […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Teen cabaret benefits YPT scholarships

The Young Performers Theatre actors will be performing their favorite musical numbers at the 16th annual Teen Cabaret on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at the Davis Musical Theatre Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Dr., Davis. All tickets are $10. The proceeds from this one-time performance will fund the DMTC/YPT scholarships, awarded to graduating […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local author determined to see hemp legalized

Davis resident Alan Archuleta has devoted his life to shifting the collective consciousness on the hotly debated issue of cannabis legalization. In that goal, he continues to persevere, despite the resistance he has met. The personal mission of Archuleta has led him from grassroots rallies for pro-hemp ballot initiatives into the digital realm of authoring […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Traditional sounds from the old world at Davis Art Center

Music instructors playing guitar, cello and fiddle will present traditional Celtic and Cape Breton tunes at the Davis Art Center on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. William Coulter has been performing and recording music for more than 20 years. He was awarded a Grammy in 2005 for his contribution to “Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar,” […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Short films and suds

New Belgium’s Clips of Faith tour is in Davis on Friday, Aug. 10, to raise funds for Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective. Last year, their stop in Davis attracted 1,250 attendees and generated approximately $3,800. The event features more than a dozen of New Belgium’s finest beers and also will feature a compilation […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Getting by with a lot of help from wine friends

“How did you get to be a wine expert?” people ask with great frequency. The answer: I’m not. Nowhere near. The problem is that questioners often take my disclaimer as a bit of false modesty. But every time I read a real wine expert, every time I come across a totally unfamiliar grape, every time […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,