Books and beer at Heidrick Ag History Center

Join authors Ed and Sue Claessen at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, for a discussion and signing of their new book, “Making Tracks: C.L. Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co.” Attendees will learn about C.L. Best’s contributions to tractor designs and California agriculture, and see some of Best’s tractor designs in the collection of the […]

Paint the town and jazz it up on Saturday

Instead of sleeping in this Saturday, go outside, enjoy the sunshine and paint the town — downtown Davis, that is. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Davis residents and visitors can watch live art created all around downtown as part of the Great California Paint Out. Established, renowned painters like Deladier Almeida and Boyd Gavin […]

Deadline nears for ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ applications

Calling all prospective dancing cats, tumbling clowns, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes — it’s time to apply for the 35th annual “Davis Children’s Nutcracker.” All children ages 6 through 12 are invited to apply to participate in this lively and enchanting Davis holiday tradition. Applicants must be 6 years old by Nov. 28. The city […]

Return to Forever, Zappa Plays Zappa visit Mondavi

Return to Forever IV — a reunion group featuring several principal members of the pioneering jazz rock fusion band — will perform at the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. The lineup includes, from left, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, drummer Lenny White, keyboard player and founder Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke and guitarist Frank […]

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Botanical illustration class set for home-schoolers

Starting Friday, Sept. 16, a popular class titled “Scientific Illustration for Home-schoolers” will be offered at the Davis Art Center on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This fall session focuses on the plant kingdom, and is designed for home-school students between the ages of 10 and 14. Students will use pencil, charcoal and paint […]

Unlock hidden drawing talent at new class series

Have you always wanted to draw, but don’t believe you can? A new “Realistic Drawing” class at the Davis Art Center uses the world-famous drawing curriculum, “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” to turn non-artists into confident artists and to help experienced artists rediscover forgotten skills and overcome creative blockages. The class is […]

Think big with a mural design course

Learn how to transform spaces with the color, movement and thought-provoking power of large-scale paintings via a mural design class at the Davis Art Center. Local muralist Danielle Fodor will teach the class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27 (no class on Oct. 13). This class offers local artists […]

International festival celebrates unity in diversity

Join the fun What: International Festival, featuring music, dance, lectures, country showcase tables, children’s activities, refreshments, slam poetry, arts/crafts vendors When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free Think globally, act locally, will take on new meaning at the free-admission International Festival on Saturday, Oct. […]

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Wineaux: Earth, grapes and guests get fair play in Fair Play

You’ve probably seen Brian Fitzpatrick (of the big white beard) and his fermented products at the Davis Farmers Market. For years I’d admired the display of his wines, but until recently I hadn’t actually tasted any. Now I have — and I’m happy to report that they’re delicious. I’m also happy to report that they’re […]

Air Force Ensemble gives free concert Thursday

The Pacific Coast Winds, a chamber music ensemble made up of musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Under the direction of Capt. Haley Armstrong, the group consists of a double […]

Yolo Library’s online catalog goes mobile

Yolo County Library patrons can now use their smartphone or electronic tablet to search the library’s online catalog for the hottest book or the coolest DVD and check their library account to see if the book, music or movie they requested is ready for pickup. Patrons also can view the Yolo County Library’s reading suggestions, […]

For the record

Tuesday’s story about Wind & Bow, a Davis flute and guitar duo, contained an error due to incorrect information supplied to The Enterprise. Flutist Sue Sheya can be heard with the Camellia Symphony on Sept. 24 and 25 at The Center, 2300 Sierra Blvd. in Sacramento. She also will perform with classical guitarist Elizabeth Busch […]

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Want to be inspired? Bid on art at Pence auction

Recently, I acquired a painting that I absolutely love from a local artist. I look at a lot of art in my job as a curator, and sometimes I worry about being desensitized to its impact. But this one abstract painting on display at the Pence recently — it just bothered me. It was halfway […]

Helm performs Middle Eastern music in Village Homes

An evening of Middle Eastern music is planned Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Village Homes Community Center in Davis when TimnaTal Music presents Helm. Helm plays acoustic music reflective of the traditions of the Middle East through classical, folkloric and original compositions. Based in Marin County and founded by Ling Shien and Mark Bell, Helm […]