The Dustbowl Revival roars into town

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, Calif.-based collective that merges old-school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for its roaring live sets, the band will perform Thursday, June 25, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Some call it a string band/brass band mash-up. Or maybe it’s […]

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials will hold court at The Palms

Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials — bassist James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton — deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues. Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, […]

Eva Peron? Don’t cry for her …

Check it out What: “Evita,” presented by the Davis Musical Theatre Company When: Through July 12, with performances at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors; a $2-per-ticket facility fee is added to all transactions; or 530-756-3682 Local […]

Davis artist will teach at Crocker Museum

Marie-Therese Brown, a Davis artist, will offer a three-day plein air painting workshop through the Crocker Art Museum on July 11, 18 and 25. The Saturday morning classes are for anyone who wants to learn to paint outdoors. Brown is a member of the Artery in Davis. The class is open to artists of all […]

Livingston’s jazz tunes liven up Stonegate

Stonegate Cafe and Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis, will present a piano jazz night with Dick Livingston from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Besides his own compositions, Livingston will play pieces by Rogers, Gershwin, Porter, Ellington, Strayhorn, Learner and several others.

Meredith Axelrod kicks off summer concerts in Winters

One of the real pleasures of the season is to listen to live music outdoors on a balmy summer evening. Winters Friends of the Library invites everyone to enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July at the Rotary Park Gazebo, on Main Street at Railroad Avenue in downtown Winters. Music will […]

Walk your dawg to classic rock tunes

Walkin’ the Dawg will fill Central Park with classic rock tunes at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The band will perform a free concert from 5 to 8:30 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market, Third and C streets in downtown Davis. Walkin’ the Dawg plays classic rock from 1965 to 1978, including the music of […]

Groove for a great cause

One weekend a year downtown Davis transforms into a South by Southwest-style music festival, with more than 60 bands playing on 12 different stages. The fifth annual Davis Music Festival began Friday and ends Sunday, with most of the music concentrated on Saturday. While the festival typically has featured folk, bluegrass, pop and rock bands, […]

Createfest free arts festival coming up

Kids of all ages can join in the fun on Saturday, June 27, and help take over the street at Createfest. From 5 to 8 p.m., the south end of D Street in downtown Davis will be transformed into an outdoor celebration of teen art, music and fun. Createfest is a free arts festival with […]

Davis Shakespeare Festival opens Friday, June 26

The Davis Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 shows kick off this Friday, June 26, and run through Aug. 2, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The popular Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night” will be paired with the 1985 musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” based on the novel that Charles Dickens was writing […]

‘Inside Out': An animated masterpiece

‘Inside Out’ Five stars Starring (voices): Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias, Richard Kind, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader and Lewis Black Rating: G, and suitable for all ages Clever writing and note-perfect voice talents highlight this savvy glimpse of our inner selves By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Sheer genius. After […]

Artist Alex Schweder to Speak at Third Space Art Collective June 23

Notable Artist Alex Schweder, who’s work “Counterweight Roommates” will soon be featured in the New York City MOMA, will speak about his work at the Third Space Art Collective at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, i n Suite 1 of Third Space, 946 Olive Drive West. Schweder is known for “performance architecture,” a mixture of […]

Stories from the Gold Rush air on KDRT

“The Chambers Street Theatre,” a half-hour of stories from the Gold Rush written by authors from the 1800s, with host Ruth Chambers, runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. The show replays at 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays and midnight Fridays. For more information, visit

‘The Explorer’s Club’ brings fabulous design, lots of laughs

Get ready to laugh What: ‘The Explorers Club’ When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 26 Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35. Call 916-443-5300 or visit An outrageously funny comedy has them […]