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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 […]

Peppino D’Agostino brings playfully inspired acoustic guitar mastery to The Palms

Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the musical scene in the late 1980s and helped redefine the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. His virtuosic technique, penchant for open tunings and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style, which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for years. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness […]

Davis Children’s Chorale accepting new members

The Davis Children’s Chorale invites new members to join its upcoming season. The season will kick off with a fall concert, “Why We Sing.” In December, it will join the Davis Chorale for a holiday sing-along program. The spring program will celebrate “Music Around the World.” In addition to these three main programs, the chorale also […]

Don’t forget DMTC’s ‘Teen Cabaret’

Teen actors from Davis Musical Theatre Company’s “Young Performers’ Theatre” will be performing their favorite musical numbers in the 18th annual “Teen Cabaret,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center in Davis. For nearly two decades, the “Teen Cabaret” has fueled DMTC’s commitment to assisting […]

Brazil Project plays Latin jazz at Village Homes

Brazil Project, a Latin jazz-inspired quartet, will be the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, Aug. 24. The group features Goran Muhlert on guitar and vocals, Scarlet Huber on vocals and percussion, Chris Unkle on saxophone and Jane Thompson on string bass, with guest vocals and percussion by Julia Van Horn. Hubert, Muhlert […]

B Street Theatre pulls one show, extends another

B Street Theatre has decided to close “Best Brothers,” its current Mainstage offering, since the show was not well-received by audience members or theater critics. It will run its regular schedule this week, closing Sunday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. Instead, B Street will extend indefinitely the current B-3 production, “Grounded,” in the B-2 space, […]

Jimmy LaFave brings red dirt music to The Palms

When The Palms Playhouse moved to Winters from Davis in September 2002, Jimmy LaFave was the first person on the bill in The Palms’ then-new digs in the Winters Opera House. It’s been a long time since Oklahoma-raised and Austin singer and songwriter Jimmy LaFave has been around these parts, but he’ll be back at […]

WOH’s ‘Mary Poppins’ is ‘supercalafragilisticexpealidocious’

Great fun What: ‘Mary Poppins’ Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland When: Aug. 7-30, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25, adults; $23, seniors 62 and older; $12, youths under 18; balcony seats, $15, adults and $7, children, available at www.woodlandoperahouse.org and at 530-666-9617. “Prac-ti-cally perfect” is what […]

Hear Neon Lite at Wine’d Down Thursday

Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes back Neon Lite at Wine’d Down Thursday this week, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Neon Lite, a Davis band, features a repertoire that includes many iconic songs from the 1960s and ’70s by The Eagles; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; and […]

Peter Franklin Band brings classic rock to Picnic in the Park

Peter Franklin Band will bring its special blend of classic rock to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. The band plays a mix of classic rock, folk, country and western, and Americana music. Founder Peter Franklin and his musicians get picnickers dancing […]

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