Local author discusses debut novel at The Avid Reader

Local author Marci Nault will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, to discuss her new novel “The Lake House.” “The Lake House” is a novel about love and heartbreak, acceptance and rejection, and burning and re-building bridges in an idyllic town near a tranquil lake in New […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Austin Lounge Lizards celebrate new CD ‘Home and Deranged’ at The Palms on Friday

The Texas-based Austin Lounge Lizards have been blazing a wickedly funny musical trail through topics as varied as politics, love, popular culture and how to handle long-winded barflies for more than 30 years, using bluegrass, country and Texas swing as the backdrop for their hysterical and satirical lyrics. The Lizards will play at 8 p.m. […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

See live theater at ArtAbout

Barnyard Theatre will present a Night of New Short Plays from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Pence Gallery Courtyard, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Every summer, Barnyard Theatre’s Nights of New Plays Festival introduces new works to the community. This summer, Barnyard joins the Second Friday ArtAbout by presenting an evening of […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to host scavenger hunt fundraiser

The Davis Musical Theatre Company has planned its first scavenger hunt fundraiser. The event — for individuals or teams — is an adventure to find 50 items in one week. Registration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive. There will be two different […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Chicken & Dumpling at Wine’d Down

Sundstrom Hill Winery will kick off the summer with an acoustic blues duo at Wine’d Down Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Chicken & Dumpling features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on the bass. Chicken & Dumpling plays the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Muddy […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

BG3 plays at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

BG3 is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 24. BG3 — Ron Goldberg on guitar, dobro, mandolin, and vocals; Jack Benham on bass and vocals; and Matt Coleman on banjo — brings decades of professional experience to the stage and a wealth of joy to […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

One-woman show to benefit Trek for a Cure

Local resident Annette De Bow has been living with the rare, progressive blood cancer, myeloproliferative neoplasm, since 2008. Her particular disorder, polycythemia vera, causes overproduction of blood cells in the bone marrow. There is no known cure. De Bow decided to confront the deadly disease head-on by raising money to find a cure. In 2010, she […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Beets — They’re what’s for dinner!

Though I’ve loved the greens since childhood, I had a serious aversion to the beets themselves until I tasted Rhonda Gruska’s pickled ones a few years ago. What a revelation! Since then I’ve been pickling my own, as well as using beets for soups and for one of my now-favorite dishes — the beet risotto […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

11-year-old Davis resident to sing at county fair

Singer/songwriter Lorena Andrea Rogers will perform from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville. Lorena Andrea and her band will be performing on the Budweiser stage. Lorena Andrea, 11 , is a Davis resident who recently released her new songs “I’m Dancing with my Teddy Bear” and the Spanish […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

RootStock welcomes back Steve Kotarek

Steve Kotarek will give a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Kotarek, a singer/songwriter from Davis, enjoys acoustic rock and folk music but his style encompasses all musical genres. Although fairly new to the music scene, Kotarek is constantly writing new songs, playing in the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘The Internship': Not worth hiring

“The Internship” 2.5 stars Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Josh Brener, Tobit Raphael, Jessica Szohr, Dylan O’Brien, Will Ferrell, John Goodman Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for profanity, sexuality and considerable crude humor Limp comedy searches for laughs in an uninspired script By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Fans […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Time for Walkin’ the Dawg at Picnic in the Park

Walkin’ the Dawg brings its classic rock music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday in Central Park. The band — which includes John Rice, lead and rhythm guitars, lead and harmony vocals; Steve Wood, lead and rhythm guitars, lead and harmony vocals; Dan Sadler, bass, lead and harmony guitar, lead and harmony vocals; and […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC to host summer theater workshop

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will offer its annual Summer Youth Theater Workshop for students age 7-17 beginning July 8. The workshop costs $175 per student and will be taught by Jan Isaacson and Helen Spangler. The students will learn the basics of acting, singing, dance steps, vocal projection and other basic performing skills through theater […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Lindley brings instrumental mastery, quirky humor to The Palms

As an accomplished and entertaining player of “all instruments stringed” in the world, David Lindley is a musical treasure. From the mundane (guitar) to the exotic (Middle Eastern and African acoustic instruments), Lindley seems to have mastered them all. He will highlight his array of instruments at 8 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,