Melodrama auditions planned in Winters

Auditions for “Green Gold is My Valley,” a classic melodrama by Germaine Hupe, are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 3 and 5, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Performances will be May 11-12. This production incorporates all the elements of a classic melodrama — the villain, the hero, the […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vinyl record fans will be in heaven come Sunday

Not every modern music collection exist in a digital cloud. Many of us still enjoy buying physical albums in brick-and-mortar buildings. These record enthusiasts and music fans won’t want to miss the Armadillo Music & KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl, CD and Music Fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Sunday at the […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Midstream Players present ‘Red Feather Ladies’

The latest offering from the Midstream Players of the Davis Senior Center is an adaptation of the play “The Red Feather Ladies Investment Group Activities.” The play will be presented at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. It’s a worldly farce, with ample elements of self-deception and illusion — […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Students can enter water awareness art contest

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District announce the 2012 Water Awareness Student Art Contest. The contest is open to all Yolo County students from kindergarten to sixth grade, including homeschooled students. The theme is “Water is Life – Every Drop Counts.” Original artwork must […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Tea, cupcakes and art planned at Pence Gallery

All are welcome at March’s Tea & Tour at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 19. Visitors will enjoy a guided tour with Natalie Nelson, executive director, of the gallery’s “Seeing Sound” exhibit, and sample cupcakes delicacies from ciocolat, as well as tea in this […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Student rights are focus of art exhibition at UC Davis

The rising tensions between students and police are moving from the campus Quad to the walls of an art gallery with “FORCE: The UC Policy.” The art exhibition at the Memorial Union Art Lounge addresses the question of whether University of California police and administrators are upholding their stated missions to “prevent violence and protect […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

New categories featured at May Fair floriculture building

The Dixon May Fair’s floriculture building is filled with homemade gardens, plants, cut flowers, other colorful arrangements and wine. Two new competitions are planned this year — a wheelbarrow garden and outdoor garden creations. The wheelbarrow garden is open to youths, youth organizations, seniors and senior organizations. Young adults and adults typically enter the garden […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Home winemakers can enter Dixon May Fair

Home winemakers are invited to enter their handcrafted vintages in the 2012 Dixon May Fair competition. Entries will be accepted until April 6; to enter, visit or stop by the May Fair office at 655 S. First St. in Dixon. The competition is coordinated by Kathy Hicks and her daughter, Amanda Hicks, who are both home […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

RootStock welcomes back local musician Bob Adams

Multi-talented musician Bob Adams — who has worked as a jazz pianist, acoustic bassist and organist, electric bassist and guitarist and a singer/songwriter — will perform Friday evening at RootStock in downtown Winters. The mini-concert will run from 6 to 8 p.m. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in Winters. Adams has performed and recorded […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Greg Willett Trio plays at Happy Thursday

Live music by the Greg Willett Trio, discounted wine by the glass and tasty fare from Stone Soup Catering will be featured at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday celebration Thursday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The trio specializes in tunes from jazz and pop […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Don’t miss your journey to the South Pacific

That’s the ticket What: “South Pacific” When: Through April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 24 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 for seniors and students and $12 for youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general and $7 for children; […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Take an ‘environmental road trip’ in eco-comedy film

Details What: “Your Environmental Road Trip” When: Reception with producer Mark Dixon at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, followed by the film at 7 p.m. Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Info: Bring your own water bottle; refreshments will be provided Tickets: A donation of $5-$20 suggested at the door; RSVP to guarantee […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Local author Pam Houston speaks at The Avid Reader

Local author Pam Houston will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss her new book, “Contents May Have Shifted.” The novel takes readers from one breathtaking precipice to the next, as they unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Black-and-white photography in the spotlight at Camera Forum meeting

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a free photography program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. The guest artist, Henry Paine, has been pursuing his passion for black-and-white photography for more than 40 years, working mostly with medium- and large-format view cameras and making his own prints in […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,