‘Trainwreck': Not a total disaster

‘Trainwreck’ 3.5 stars Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James, John Cena, Ezra Miller, Dave Attell, Vanessa Bayer and Mike Birbiglia Rating: R, for strong sexual content, profanity, nudity and brief drug use Amy Schumer’s uneven jump to the big screen has its moments By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

Camp Shakespeare turns kids into singers, actors, producers

For the aspiring actor, the daydreamer or the artist, Camp Shakespeare is back this summer for its fifth year. Campers are composing music, playing games like dodge ball, creating costumes and learning about theater — all in the vast outdoors of the UC Davis Arboretum. Camp counselor Ian Hopps likes to go back to the basics of the […]

Yolo County native musician returns home for concerts

Hello Dollface, a touring Colorado-based original indie-soul project fronted by Yolo County native Ashley Edwards, will play two shows this week: at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Shady Lady, 1409 R St. in Sacramento, and at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Mojo’s Lounge and Bar, 428 First St., Woodland. Both shows will feature VE […]

Ross Hammond, Gerry Pineda to play at The Palms

Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music. He will headline a show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters. The opening act is jazz musician Gerry […]

Rising child star to sing at The Palms

Emi Sunshine, a 10-year-old East Tennessee prodigy, has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Now locals will have the chance to hear her when she performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one […]

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival is this weekend

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival, one of four Japanese Film Festivals in the United States, screens seven movies from Friday evening, July 17, through Sunday afternoon, July 19, at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. The Friday night opening film, at 7:30 p.m., is Hirokazu Koreeda’s critically acclaimed “Like Father Like Son.” Newborn sons of […]

Hernandez-Machado photography show continues through July

Gallery 1855’s exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Ricardo Hernandez-Machado continues through July 31 at the gallery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis,. Ricardo’s work captures the images and shapes of people on the street as they are either lost in their own world or interacting with others around the city of San Francisco. He captures moments […]

Davis Chorale invites prospective members to brunch

Davis’ community chorus, the Davis Chorale, has announced its annual summer brunch, open to community members who love to sing and are interested in finding out more about the chorale. The brunch will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Stonegate home of Don and Aimee Deem, 3108 Evening […]

Hear Crow’s Nest at Village Homes concert

Crow’s Nest, an acoustic folk duo from Davis, is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, July 27, in Davis. Crow’s Nest is Kat Austin (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki) and Matthew Harral (vocals, guitar). Their music is textured with tasty vocal harmonies and unique arrangements of lesser-known cover songs from artists […]

Encore Café plays in Woodland courtyard

Encore Café returns to the Beamer Place Courtyard behind Steve’s Place, 714 Main St. in downtown Woodland, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18, for a performance of Latin, country and classic pop music. Steve Mackenroth and Al and Carolyn Coulter have been delighting the crowds in the courtyard for several years with their guitar, […]

Davis actress is compelling in ‘Grounded’

Check it out What: “Grounded,” starring Alicia Hunt of Davis When: Through Aug. 8, with performances at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 8 p.m. Saturdays, with matinees at 2 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Sundays Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento Tickets: $23-$35, plus $5 student rush (with valid college ID); 916-443-5300 […]

Gorman Museum acquisitions showcased

“A Decade Later: Recent Acquisitions of the C.N. Gorman Museum” is on exhibit through Sept. 11 at the museum in 1316 Hart Hall at UC Davis. The exhibition features recent acquisitions for the museum’s permanent collections. Included are earlier works by Oscar Howe (Yanktonai Dakota), Jack Hokeah (Kiowa), Andrew Tsinajinnie (Diné), Carl Gorman (Diné), Lee Marmon […]

Young people’s production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues

The beloved musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is this summer’s Davis Musical Theatre Company Young Performers Theater production running at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Showtimes are at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, July 31; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. “Fiddler on the […]

Muffs bring pop-punk to Davis

The Davis Live Music Collective invites music lovers to a concert with the Muffs and special guest Dog Party at 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $15 in advance, available online at http://www.showclix.com/event/TheMuffs-071715 or at Armadillo Music, 207 F St. Tickets at the door […]