Get your golden ticket to see ‘Willy Wonka’

The youthful actors in the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will present a “scrumdidlyumptious” musical, “Willy Wonka,” March 3-25 in Davis. This new stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” will take audiences into a world of “pure imagination” and is sure to delight fans of all ages. […]

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

Ag and Art Project brings NEA chair to Yolo

Artists have long been drawn to the beauty of rural western Yolo County, but sometimes capturing that beauty meant risking life and limb.

Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain, who represents the sweeping, largely rural 5th District, recalls frequently seeing painters set up on the side of the road bordering his alfalfa fields.

“The dust and gravel would be flying everywhere and I’d go over to them and say, ‘You can go on the land,’ but they were always afraid of being chased off,” Chamberlain said.

Annie Main, who with her husband, Jeff, farms in the Capay Valley, said she, too, often heard about painters — usually women — working alone on the side of the road.

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Jazz praise concert set Saturday

After delighting a packed house at the Woodland Opera House on Saturday, Jim Martinez and his band will be back this week for a concert of church hymns and jazz standards at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive (corner of Gibson Road and County Road 98). Admission is free but […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dixon May Fair welcomes interim CEO

The Dixon May Fair has a new interim chief executive officer. Earlier this month, the board of directors for the Lake County Fair approved an agreement with the Dixon May Fair to provide management services for the 137th annual Dixon May Fair. Lake County CEO Richard Persons will be in Dixon two to three days […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Neon Lite plays Our House on Friday

Neon Lite, a Davis-based, acoustic-oriented rock band, will play Friday at Our House, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The band performs cover versions of classic songs by Crosby Stills and Nash, the Eagles, the Beatles, and others. Neon Lite consists of members Sharyn Orris, Dave Walters, Mary Lynn Tobin, Chris […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spend your summer at the Davis Art Center

Craving summer? The warm weather is still months away, but you can curb the winter blues by planning your summer activities now. Luckily, the Davis Art Center’s summer catalog is coming out soon. Look for it in The Davis Enterprise on March 22, or stop by the Art Center at 1919 F St. to pick […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Local artist speaks at The Avid Reader

Local artist Pete Scully will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss his involvement in the new book “The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing on Location Around the World.” “The Art of Urban Sketching” is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Author featured in Words Take Wing events Thursday

Chinese-American author Ying Chang Compestine — who has written picture books for children, a collection of Chinese ghost stories, a novel for young readers about a girl living through China’s harrowing Cultural Revolution and several cookbooks — will be featured Thursday as the main speaker at this year’s Words Take Wing event at UC Davis. […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Grand Night of Singing to benefit music programs in Winters schools

A Grand Night of Singing, a fundraiser for music programs in Winters public schools, is planned at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. The fun, fast-paced performance features several UC Davis a cappella groups — Liquid Hotplates, One Note Stand, The Spokes and The Afterglow — as well as four […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

American Bach Soloists perform monumental St. Matthew Passion

Details Who: American Bach Soloists performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, with pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $19-$53, available at or (415) 621-7900 The American Bach Soloists will perform one of J.S. Bach’s greatest choral works — the St. Matthew Passion — at 7:30 […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Overtone Quartet brings jazz to Mondavi

The Overtone Quartet will perform jazz in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. Formed in 2009 for a now-fondly-recalled special performance at The Blue Note in New York, this ensemble gets together periodically and tours. Band members include bassist Dave Holland, who has been recording since the 1970s, along with saxophonist […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Young strings players invited to school workshop

The annual Emerson-Harper/Elementary Strings Workshop will take place on Saturday, March 3, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. This free workshop is for returning fifth- and sixth-grade string players who have played for at least a year and will be attending Emerson, Da Vinci or Harper junior high schools. The workshop offers an introduction to […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Davis Community Chorale sings Vespers on Sunday

The Davis Community Chorale will perform an interfaith Vespers service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. downtown. The Vespers service will include sacred music from the Renaissance to the present, including two choruses from Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” — “He watching over Israel” and “Lift thine eyes” — featuring Elisabeth […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

MIddle East movie to be screened at library

The documentary film “From The River To The Sea” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The movie takes its title from the Palestinian belief that “Palestine” stretches from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, and the […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,