City offers free family movie night April 21

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites local residents to bring the entire family to a free showing of “How To Train Your Dragon” on Saturday, April 21, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. No outside food or drinks […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Photos on exhibit at Gallery 1855

Framed photographs by Tim Messick and Rick York will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout March. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for the artists from […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘Alice in Wonderland’ auditions scheduled

The Davis Musical Theatre Company Young Performers Theatre will hold auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. All auditions will be at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The show, which will be presented April 28-May 20, will be […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Snoop Dogg, Larry the Cable Guy star at Dixon May Fair

DIXON — Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and comedian Larry the Cable Guy will headline this year’s Dixon May Fair — although not together. Snoop Dogg, who will soon release his 11th studio album, “Doggumentary,” will perform Wednesday, May 9, in the fair’s arena. Larry the Cable Guy — known for his signature phrase “get-er-done,” will […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Comedy | Tagged ,

Hear bluegrass at The Palms

Take two longtime friends, add a prodigious amount of musical talent and experience born from decades of playing with some of the finest bluegrass and country bands on the national and international scene, stir, place on a stage for a few hours, and the tasty product is an evening of music that transcends performance into […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Spend an evening at the Coconut Grove

Local residents are invited to enjoy jazz entertainment and a dinner catered by Dos Coyotes at the annual “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” fundraiser for the Davis High School bands. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in Davis. The […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Pepper-spraying the brand

In Time magazine this week, the Lightbox image, just inside the front cover, is a beautiful photograph taken inside St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican; it shows Pope Benedict XVI at the papal altar under the magnificent Bernini canopy at a ceremony to elevate 22 clerics to the rank of cardinal. In a glorious sea […]

Pig out at the Farmers Market on Saturday

Oink, oink. Saturday is Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market, one of the market’s most popular annual events. Visitors will find baby pigs, people in pig costumes and pig-out eats at the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. “Pig Day is so unique, and […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

‘The Voice of the Cello’ concerts set this weekend

Sacramento Baroque Soloists complete their 10th season with “The Voice of the Cello” on Saturday and Sunday in Sacramento and Fair Oaks. Featuring cellists Michael Lawson and John Lutterman, the concert explores the range and intimacy of the cello. This year’s program will include late 17th century works by composers Vivaldi, Somis, Boismortier, Barriere and […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

It’s all about Guaraldi at Sunday reading, concert

Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang will discuss his upcoming book, “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano,” during a jazz concert devoted to the San Francisco pianist/composer, taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roseville’s Sherman Clay piano dealer, 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Suite 150. Bang will read short excerpts from his book — scheduled for […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Artists, photographers ‘mess with the dress’

In advance of the June wedding season, YoloArts and the Woodland Camera Forum are teaming up to present “Mess with the Dress,” a group exhibition at Gallery 625 all about reinventing, recycling and deconstructing that marital icon: the wedding dress. The show opens Friday and features the photographs, fiber art, digital collages, mixed media, reinvented […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Winters is alive with the sound of music

From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, will feature Midnight Jazz Trio, a Davis-based group that performs bossa nova and classical jazz music. Members are Tim Pia on trumpet, Robert Blake on guitar and Travis Bradley on bass. For more information, visit And on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Friday Night Live features flutist

Flutist Ann Sheya will provide the atmosphere at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Guests may enjoy wines by the glass at the winery tasting room, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Sheya performs and teachers in Northern California; she is the principal flutist with Sacramento’s Camellia […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

University Chorus will sing modern English music

Details What: UC Davis University Chorus and Alumni Chorus singing works by living British composers When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$19; or (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis University Chorus — joined by the Alumni Chorus — will perform three works by living British composers at […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,