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 ,

B.B. King, Arlo Guthrie join Mondavi season as ‘Just Added’ events

Two additional “Just Added” performances were announced Tuesday as part of the upcoming Mondavi Center season: blues guitarist B.B. King on Nov. 4 and veteran folksinger Arlo Guthrie on April 19. These “Just Added” performances are on sale now to Mondavi Center subscribers and will be available to the general public, along with all other […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Busy as a bee at the the DAC

It’s a busy weekend at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., as the Bee Creative installation continues from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. This free event for the whole family, features local honey producers and bee keepers. Come learn about the importance of pollinators through fun hands-on workshops, demonstrations and art-making. […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Woodland Tomato Festival on Saturday

The 5th Annual Tomato Festival will happen on Saturday, Aug. 11. The festival will include such events as the Woodland Farmers Market, a salsa competition, tomato tastings, grilling demonstrations and a Top Tomato Chef competition. Various entertainment acts will perform at the festival, including the Putah Creek Crawdads, Woodland Folklorico Dance group and FBI band. […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Earthquake Street Festival takes over downtown Winters Aug. 24

Summer is just about over when downtown Main Street fills up at the end of August, and the community gathers to enjoy plenty of food, friends and free entertainment. It’s the Earthquake Street Festival, one of the biggest events of the year, and this year’s street party will have more to offer than ever. It […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,