Students join ‘read for the record’ effort

Top 5 kids Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign was launched in 2006 with a different book being read by people all over the country every year. Previous year’s books: 1. “The Little Engine That Could” (2006) 2. “The Story of Ferdinand” (2007) 3. “Corduroy” (2008) 4. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (2009) 5. “The Snowy Day” […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Talented Katie Rubin bares her soul on Capital Stage

Details What: Katie Rubin’s “Amazing & Sage, a Joke-O-So-Theom” When: 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $15 each; (916) 995-5464 or In 2006, I wrote a review of a one-woman show called “Insides OUT!” I opened that review by saying, “Stop what you’re doing right now, go […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

‘What is the Color of Your Heart?’

Rose M. Borunda will lead a discussion of her book, “What is the Color of Your Heart?,” from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Community Room 800 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Her appearance is sponsored by the Cross Cultural Series at the college. Borunda, an associate professor […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Jazzin’ it up

The Davis High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Fred Lange, will join the line-up of entertainment at the fifth annual Davis Jazz Festival hosted by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts on Saturday. Pictured during a performance last spring at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival are, from left, saxophonists Jenny Horn, […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

It’s About Time for fun

Big Band-era jazz and swing music will fill Central Park on Wednesday evening during Picnic in the Park. The band will play from 5 to 7 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market, at Fourth and C streets. The market will be open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or buy one at the […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Meet the Authors’ series begins Monday

The public is invited to meet the four authors of Winters history books in a series of illustrated talks that begin Monday and continue through mid-February. Each talk will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room of the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Joann Leach Larkey, Yolo County historian […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

AVE/Chorale concert features old, contemporary music

Artists’ Vocal Ensemble begins its eighth season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in collaboration with the Davis Children’s Chorale, directed by Rachel Kessler. The concert — at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. — will feature the U.S. premiere of a recently discovered Spanish Renaissance Mass by Alonso Lobo, as well […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bluegrass concert planned at Vets’ Theater

Matt & George and their Pleasant Valley Boys will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. A contemporary country music band, the Pleasant Valley Boys are inspired by acoustic country music of the late 1940s that has come to be known as bluegrass. Their […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Helen and Cap Thomson promote Blues Harvest

Helen and Cap Thomson of Davis have been named honorary chairmen of the 10th annual Blues Harvest, to benefit the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. The event will run from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. Helen Thomson’s 36-year political career encompassed the […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cosmopolitan Cabaret’s ‘Bingo’ is a winner

Check it out What: “Bingo, the Winning Musical” When: Through Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Where: Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: $33-$38, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office, 1419 H St.; or the Cosmopolitan Cabaret box office […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

DMTC plans costume sale, just in time for Halloween

The Davis Musical Theatre Company has cleaned out its costume closet just in time for Halloween. Full costumes — in children’s and adult sizes — individual pieces and unusual accessories are available for purchase. Browse in the DMTC lobby during the following hours: 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23; 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kunitz teaches singing skills class

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week singing skills class titled “Freeing the Singing Voice” beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25. The class is designed for teens through adults and will run from 7:30 to 8:45 Tuesdays in the North Davis voice studio of instructor Charlene Kunitz. The fee is $75 for Art Center members and […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Word lovers will love Phil Cousineau

Phil Cousineau, author of “Beyond Forgiveness” and “The Art of Pilgrimage,” among other books, will discuss his newest book, “Wordcatcher,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. A reception with the author will follow immediately at The Wardrobe, 206 E St. By exploring the delightful back stories of […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Wilkinson will sign his book at State Theatre

The Yolo County Historical Society will host a signing of the book “Hollywood Comes to Woodland” by local historian David Wilkinson at 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodland’s historic State Theatre, 322 Main St. in Woodland. In addition to signing copies of his book, Wilkinson will discuss the research that went into writing it. He also […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,