‘Uncle Vanya’ opens season for Art Theater of Davis

The Art Theater of Davis will open its 2015-2016 season with an original translation and adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic comedy, “Uncle Vanya”. Directed and adapted by Timothy Nutter, “Uncle Vanya” will run at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis, from Thursday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 27. Evening performances are 7 p.m. […]

Teen Cabaret showcases talent, supports DMTC scholarships

Help out young artists What: Teen Cabaret, a fundraiser for DMTC’s scholarship program When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22 Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, No. 10, Davis Tickets: $8 (plus a $2 facility fee) and may be purchased online at dmtc.org, by calling 530-756-3682, or at the box office at the […]

A conversation with the co-founder of Buffalo Springfield

Richie Furay talks about his old bands, current CD, ahead of Sacramento concert By Bill Buchanan Richie Furay co-founded Buffalo Springfield with Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin in 1966, creating enough pop music magic and influence to earn the band a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After the […]

Art education expands at Yolo County’s Juvenile Hall

The teaching of art at Yolo County Juvenile Hall’s Dan Jacobs School will get a boost thanks to two recent grant awards to YoloArts totaling $51,640. The grants are from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. This grant funding will provide for an existing arts program to expand to two, […]

Rockin’ country music to fill Picnic in the Park

Whiskey Alley will bring rockin’ country music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Whiskey Alley delivers a mix of smokin’ guitars, rich and powerful vocal harmonies, a soulful harmonica and a foot-stompin’ rhythm section to get picnickers dancing. The […]

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.': Vintage spyjinks

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ 3.5 stars Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Groth, Luca Calvani and Hugh Grant Rating: PG-13 for action violence, suggestive content and partial nudity The classic TV series may be a memory, but this re-boot has its charms By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Having so successfully […]

County employees show at Gallery 625 continues

The show featuring the artistic skills of six Yolo County employees continues at Gallery 625 in Woodland. They are: Julie Dachtler, deputy clerk for the Board of Supervisors; Gary Engel, principal management analyst; Arlen Feldwick-Jones, library employee; Nancy Ledesma, community resource specialist for the Children’s Alliance; and Elaine Lindsey and Alex Piedra, with child support services financial and fiscal […]

Thursday Live! brings Bonanza King, Richie Lawrence and the Yolos

The Sept. 3 Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! show features two acts from Yolo County: Bonanza King and Richie Lawrence and the Yolos. When Bonanza King plays, first time listeners often think they’re hearing old classics, but there’s a good chance that song was just written yesterday. Using her ability to write from the heart, […]

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 […]

Classic Film Festival focuses on film noir

Three film noir favorites will be featured in the Davis Odd Fellows’ Classic Film Festival this fall. “Double Indemnity,” “The Big Sleep” and “Kiss Me Deadly” will screen on successive Sundays in September at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors will open at 6:29 p.m. and each film will begin at […]

Double-header this weekend at courtyard

There are two nights of music planned this weekend at Beamer Place Courtyard behind Steve’s Place, 714 Main St. in downtown Woodland, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15. Friday features Four Sax Only. Just like the name says, the band is composed of four saxophone players, who love to […]

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 […]

Davis actress, musician and singer cuts first album

Camila Ortiz has accomplished quite a lot, especially considering she’s only been alive for 18 years. She’s played bass with the UC Davis and Davis High School symphonies, placed in a state speech and debate tournament, performed countless times on stage for Acme Theatre Company — and just released her own EP, titled “Carrot Flowers,” in late […]

Yolo Community Band returns to the fair

The Yolo Community Band returns to the Yolo County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. on the West Stage in Rotary Park near the Spring Lake School. The fair offers free admission. The band was founded in September 2005 by Bobby Rogers, music director at Pioneer High School and the Community Band director. Formerly known as […]