Point of Brew: Calling all beer lovers

What an opportunity comes your way! The fabulous Davis BeerFest, benefiting Citizens Who Care, happens on Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the shade of the arches at the Sudwerk brewery and restaurant, 2001 Second St. This is the eighth annual running of this legendary event. No self-respecting beer aficionado would dream […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Classic children’s story comes to Opera House stage

The Woodland Opera House will present a family-friendly production of “Go, Dog. Go!” opening Friday and running on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through June 3. P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

New book examines how American composers depicted the West

Details Who: Author Beth Levy reading from her book “Frontier Figures” and signing copies When: Noon Friday Where: Lounge at the UC Davis Bookstore in the Memorial Union Think about the open prairie, or the Western mountain ranges, and music comes to mind. Expansive music, evoking broad vistas. Music like Aaron Copland’s ballet scores “Billy […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Robinson signs his new book Saturday

Prize-winning novelist Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident, will read from his new book “2312” and sign copies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. As the book’s title suggests, “2312” is set 300 years in the future, an era in which scientific and technological advances have […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Blue & White Foundation hosts Concert on the Green

Everything from gypsy music to polka, rock to Mexicali can be heard when Diego’s Umbrella headlines the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation’s fourth annual Concert on the Green. Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive in Davis. Also featured are Beso Negro and Davis’ own […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Late photographer’s work will go on exhibit

An exhibition of the influential work of the late photographer Oliver Gagliani can be seen throughout June at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members can meet Gagliani’s daughter at a free open house and reception from 1 […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Songs, stories raise funds for Winters History Project

Original songs and stories about Yolo County history and farming by musician-farmer Bob Adams will help raise funds for the Winters History Project on Wednesday, May 30, at the Richard and Evelyne Rominger home north of Winters, 28681 County Road 29.’ As a musician, Adams grew up as a jazz pianist and bassist, and has […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Rock fans take a Sucker Punch

Davis musician Colin Stambusky is back in town with his hard-rock band Sucker Punch, performing at 9 p.m. Friday at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Patrons must be 21 and older. Adonis DNA, an Elk Grove band, will open the show.

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Quilters guild members show their best work

The Flying Needles Quilters Guild will host its annual quilt show at the Woodland Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 per day. Parking is free and lunch is available on site. The show offers […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Full lineup of bands at Luigi’s

White Fang, Fine Steps, Bad Daddies and Sneeze Attack will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, downstairs in the Fun Garden at Luigi’s, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. All ages are welcome; admission is $5.

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Zip through Shakespeare at Acme’s free show

Check it out What: “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” presented by the Acme Theatre Company When: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, with a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means it’s time for Acme Theatre Company’s gift to […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, located on 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 join your […]

May 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Film examines justice system inequities

“The Cooler Bandits,” a film that follows the story of four teenagers arrested in 1991 for a string of robberies of fast-food restaurants, will be screened at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in 194 Young Hall at UC Davis. The event is sponsored by the UCD Religious Studies Program. “They became a media sensation, infuriating police and […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Creative ambition runs high at 12th annual UC Davis Film Festival

Details What: 12th annual UC Davis Film Festival When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $7, or $10 for a two-night pass Info: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu View past years’ winning films: http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu/season/videos.aspx By Janice Bisgaard Talented UC Davis filmmakers will showcase their work at the 12th annual UC Davis […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,