Free ‘King Corn’ screening slated at UC Davis

Have you been wondering why so many Americans are overweight? Or why certain foods are so cheap? Have you heard that our average life expectancy is going down, not up? Two college friends set out with director Aaron Woolf in search of answers to these questions and were surprised by what they discovered. You will […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blame Sally brings ‘countrified folk rock’ to The Palms

San Francisco’s Blame Sally continue their U.S. tour with a performance at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. This follows a year that found the rock/folk-tet rise from “Bay Area phenom” (Santa Cruz Sentinel) to “a remarkable success story” (San Luis Obispo New Times) with the release of “Speeding […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Cross-dressing comedy featured in ‘Leading Ladies’

Details What: Winters Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies” When: Opening gala at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Other shows are at 8 p.m. Saturdays, March 10 and 17; 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18; and 8 p.m. Friday, March 16. The March 17 show is a dinner theater benefit for the Winters Rotary Club. Where: Winters […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poignant stories told in ‘Asian Voices’

Check it out What: “Asian Voices Greatest Hits” When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Multipurpose room at the new Student Community Center, UC Davis Admission: Free, but seating is limited Be advised: The show contains some adult language and material A fierce Chinese-American woman who wants to change the world yet is haunted by […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Patterson to perform house concert on March 17

Diane Patterson will perform a house concert at the N Street Cohousing’s Common House in Davis at 8 p.m. Saturday. Patterson is a singer/songwriter who performs folk/rock/alternative music that has been described as “Joni Mitchell meets Ani DiFranco.” As a promoter of sustainable living, upcycling and open space technology, this intimate performance is appropriately “green” […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear klezmer music Sunday on authentic instruments

An evening of klezmer music with Veretski Pass is planned Sunday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Doors open at 7 p.m. The featured performers include Cookie Segelstein, on 19th century violin and viola; Stuart Brotman, on bass, basy and baraban; and Joshua Horowitz, on tsimbl and 19th century accordion. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Freak folk show set Saturday at G Street Wunderbar

Details What: Seth Faergolzia, formerly of Davis; and John Lundington; and Be Brave Bold Robot Where: G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis When: 10 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Saturday Cost: No cover charge; only those age 21 and up will be admitted Musicians Seth Faergolzia and John Ludington, along with Be Brave […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Yum! Cookbook showcases farmers market

When the Davis Farmers Market celebrates the debut of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” on Saturday, April 7, it will be the first of several events to showcase the new volume.

Co-authors Georgeanne Brennan, an award-winning cookbook author and Winters resident, and Ann Evans, former Davis mayor and food activist, will be on hand to sign cookbooks. Customers with cookbook gift cards purchased from the market can redeem them at the market shed in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis.

Chefs from the UC Davis Dining Commons will offer tastes …

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

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 ,