Woodland Music Festival is Sunday

The Downtown Woodland Music Festival is planned for noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Freeman Park, 1001 Main St. Steel Shot will perform classic rock, Conjunto Liberacion will get folks dancing to salsa tunes and Grooveline will play rhythm and blues, funk and soul classics. Tickets, $15 general and $30 VIP, are available […]

Woodland Chamber Singers present ‘Voices of Summer’

“Voices of Summer,” an encore performance from May’s Sacred Spring, will be presented by the Woodland Chamber Singers, directed by Lenore Turner Heinson and accompanied by Lori Jarvey, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12-18 and students […]

Teens can learn face painting, body art

Teens can join a fun new class in face painting and body art at the Davis Arts Center, June 29 through July 3. This relaxed studio class will cover the basics of creating festive face designs and body art for fun, theater and events. The class will start with a basic introduction to a professional face […]

Piano night set at bakery

Stonegate Cafe and Bakery, 1260 Lake Blvd. in Davis, presents a piano jazz night with Dick Livingston from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.

‘Evita’ hits home for Argentina natives in DMTC cast

“She was rancorous, revengeful, foul mouthed, low class, not in the sense of money, but in spirit. She was really a resentful person. If she didn’t like someone, she was very mean to them.” Marta Induni, whose granddaughter Jackie is part of the cast of Davis Musical Theater Company’s “Evita” pulled no punches in expressing […]

Trombonist Jon Hatamiya back in town for June gigs

Trombonist and bandleader/composer Jon Hatamiya, who graduated from Davis High several years ago (and has since gone on to a career in jazz), has a number of Northern California dates coming up later this month: With the Jon Hatamiya Sextet/Quintet, he will be playing: * June 19: Birdland Jazzista Social Club, 4318 Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Art education programs benefit from 11th annual Artistic Sensations

The 11th annual YoloArts Artistic Sensations will be held at The Lea Ranch on Saturday, June 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Event proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art education programs throughout Yolo County. The evening is being billed as a “summer solstice soirée” and a variety of art performances are planned throughout […]

Blues Harmonica Blowout blows into The Palms on Friday

West Coast Blues and swing artist and harmonica standout Mark Hummel brings another great evening of harmonica blues with the current edition of his Harmonica Blues Blowout to The Palms on Friday, June 19. The show will feature Harp Chamber Blues legend Corky Siegel, exciting newcomer Aki Kumar, hot, young Sacramento harp player Kyle Rowland […]

Poetry reading with Glover and Johnson-Bickford set

The Poetry Night Reading Series presents Laurie Glover and Laura Johnson-Bickford at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the John Natsoulas Gallery. Laurie Glover’s writing seems to always have to do with place. Her poems have appeared in Women’s Studies, Terrain and Nimrod International Journal. Her most recent book is “California: On The Road Histories,” […]

Spirit Family Reunion headlines July 4 music lineup

After more than 300 live shows in support of its debut album, “No Separation,” Spirit Family Reunion has become a live favorite at consecutive Newport Folk Festival appearances, Stage Coach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and many more. The New York City-based band also has shared the stage on tour with Levon Helm, Alabama Shakes, Dr. Dog, Blitzen Trapper, […]

It’s A Beautiful Day plays The Palms on Saturday

It’s A Beautiful Day, featuring David Laflamme’s trademark violin and time-tested songs, formed in San Francisco in 1967 during the Summer of Love. The band will bring its iconic music to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, June 20. It’s A Beautiful Day is most famous for their song “White Bird,” a beautiful ballad that stood out […]

‘The Third Date’ deals with cancer in witty, enjoyable way

Compelling show What: ‘The Third Date’ When: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through July 4 Where: Dennis Wilkerson Theater, 1721 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: $12-$20. Call 916-451-5822 or visit www.calstage.org When you hear that there is going to be a whole show about prostate cancer, it may give you pause. Surely not the way you […]

Davis Music Festival bringing variety of youth-pleasing styles to town

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 spans three days — Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 19 to 21 — with the main event on Saturday, June 20. Tickets are available now for $25 […]

Craft Center features work of jewelry artist Varghese

UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Pearls,” the solo exhibition of Craft Center volunteer and longtime jewelry artist, Soumia Varghese, from June 22 through July 29. The artist’s reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the gallery, South Silo Building, UC Davis. Her interest in creating jewelry was initially sparked […]