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, Tickets.com, or the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office Information: SacramentoMusicCircus.com 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 […]

San Francisco Mime Troupe returns with politically-charged musical ‘Freedomland’

Check it out What: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s ‘Freedomland’ When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 Where: Davis at Community Park, 1405 F St. Cost: Free, but donations gladly accepted The San Francisco Mime Troupe is coming to town once again — this time with a topical show titled “Freedomland” that involves the sensitive issue of meetings on the […]

FIVE 10 plays at Woodland courtyard

FIVE 10, a leading East Bay groove-funk band, will give a free performance from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Beamer Place Courtyard, 714 Main St., Woodland. The band has a modern style rooted in the rhythm section innovations of Tower of Power, The Headhunters and Sly and the Family Stone, combined with […]

The Skins to play Sacramento show

The Skins, a band with members originally from Davis, will join a few other musicians for a benefit for Operation Song (www.operationsong.org) at Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub, 2708 J St., Sacramento, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Tickets are $21 at www.harlows.com in advance or $26 at the door.

DMTC plans auditions for ‘Into the Woods’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company plans auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s musical fairy tale, “Into the Woods” on Sunday, Sept, 13, and Monday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m., with call-backs on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Auditions will be at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis. Steve Isaacson will direct, and musical […]

A treasure chest of wit and whimsy ‘Pirates of Penzance, Jr.’ sets sail at DMTC

Avast ye! The lads and lassies of the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre present “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.,” every weekend, Sept. 19 through Oct. 11, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Suite 10, Davis. “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” features the wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic score, […]