Groove to the ’60s at Saturday concert

A concert by Kick N 60s from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday will wrap up the 2015 Music in the Courtyard series, at 714 Main St. in downtown Woodland. The band will rock the courtyard with classic rock from the 1960s, and the crowd is invited to sing along. “This group was a favorite last […]

Folk music jam sessions set

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 11 and 25, at the Wyatt Deck on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, […]

‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ comes to Winters

Winters Theatre Company announces its production of “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker. This 2010 Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning tragicomedy depicts the life of five small-town Vermonters seeking purpose and love. The play is full of quietly broken hearts, searing humor and unflinching bravery. The show will run Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 2-4 and 9-11. Performances will […]

Original Duck’s Breath comedy troupe brings grand finale tour to The Palms

That’s the ticket Who: Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre comedy troupe When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 Where: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters Tickets: $22, on sale at Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out Info: Duck’s Breath […]

Hear Me and Him at winery Thursday

Me and Him, the guitar duo of Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis, will return to the Sundstrom Hill Winery for this week’s Wine’d Down Thursday. Me and Him are well-known in the Davis music scene, playing folk, acoustic guitar and instrumental music encompassing traditional Celtic tunes, contemporary American folk and bluegrass. The rich blend of […]

The Skins and Friends will play a benefit concert

Remember the 1970s? Good times were always found in Davis and Sacramento, where The Skins were famous for presenting special shows. “Make plans to come relive the fun, including well-known old friends and a special guest, as The Skins & Friends get together for a benefit for Operation Song at Harlow’s on Saturday night, Aug. […]

YoloArts announces calls for artists

Opportunities for artists are now available through YoloArts. The city of West Sacramento is seeking artists or artist teams to submit qualifications and a concept design for a public art project to be installed in the new Joey Lopes Park. The deadline for the online submission is Monday, Aug. 31. YoloArts is seeking artwork inspired by […]

Western swing and bluegrass to fill Picnic in the Park

The Plainfield Pickers will bring their high-energy blend of bluegrass and Western swing music to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8 p.m.  Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. The Plainfield Pickers have been playing music together since 1997. Their toe-tapping music appeals to folks of all ages, making them […]

‘The End of the Tour': Authors in crisis

‘The End of the Tour’ Four stars Starring: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner, Joan Cusack, Anna Chlumsky, Ron Livingston Rating: R, for profanity and sexual candor Brief snapshot of celebrated writer makes an engaging drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Hyper-awareness and second-guessing are the absolute death of joie de vivre; when […]

Audience members let their hair down at Music Circus

Hippie revival What: Music Circus production of ‘Hair’ Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St,, Sacramento When: through Sunday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $40-$83, available at 916-557-1999,, or the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office Information: The moon must have been in the seventh house […]

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre plans auditions for 31st season

Company auditions for the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, the PTDT Apprentice Company, and The Third Stage will be on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, Davis. Dancers interested in the PTDT should have a minimum of three years working at an intermediate to […]

Emmy Award-winning journalist Mumm to emcee WTC’s 35th anniversary party

The Winters Theatre Company invites everyone to its 35th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters. Jonathan Mumm, five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, retired reporter from KXTV Channel 10 and host of “California Postcards” and “Mumm at the Movies,” will serve as the master of ceremonies. […]

Finding Europe in Napa — and Davis

My sister Lisa and spouse spent their anniversary week in Napa, the site of their wedding last year. They invited us to join them for part of their celebration, a casual dinner filled with delicious home-made seasonal food (Lisa’s a terrific cook) — including a huge plate of grilled shishito peppers — and flowing wine, including the serious treat […]