‘Triple Espresso’ offers a big shot of humor

That’s the ticket What: “Triple Espresso” When: Through July 22, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Where: Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$43 general; $10-$21.50 students; tickets.com, (916) 557-1999 There are some for whom “Triple Espresso,” the new “highly caffeinated comedy”at […]

Yolo County Fair entry forms due Friday

Those planning to enter one of the many Yolo County Fair exhibitions and contests must submit entry forms to the fair office by Friday. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties are invited to enter their homemade products in the Yolo County Fair in the following categories for adults: baked foods, clothing, canned foods, […]

Go ahead, get Sidetracked

Sidetracked — front row, from left, Pat Roth, autoharp and vocals; Anne Barre, bass and vocals; and Mary Miles, percussion and vocals; and back row, from left, John Palmer, fiddle, mandolin, Irish whistles, guitar and accordion; Greg Roth, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Mark Helmar, guitar; and Drew Allen, guitar, harmonica and vocals — will perform […]

Davis dancer off to study at Russia’s Bolshoi

The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s most famous ballet companies, and to study at the Russian school is a dream most ballerinas have but few ever realize.

It’s a dream that will come true this summer for 21-year-old Kaitlin Coppinger, who has been accepted to study with the Bolshoi School of Ballet in Moscow as well as the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. She leaves Sunday.

The journey to Bolshoi wasn’t an easy or even obvious one for Coppinger, who started her ballet studies at the age of 2 in Woodland. When it came time for her first ballet examination at age 5, she froze and couldn’t find the courage to perform the routine.

Violinist retires from UCD Symphony after decades of service

Clairelee  Bulkley — who first played in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra during the 1960-61 season — is stepping down after decades as a member of the violin section. Bulkley was honored at the orchestra’s June 1 concert with a plaque and framed photographs in recognition of her many decades as a participant. Her deep […]

Discover dance on Saturday at Davis gallery

Check it out What: “What Do You See?,” an evening of dance and discovery When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Admission: Free Picture this: It’s Saturday night, and you find yourself checking out the art at the Natsoulas Gallery. But wait, some of the art is moving! The Linda Bair […]

Spend an evening in Paris on Friday

“Midnight in Paris,” a 2011 U.S./Spanish film written and directed by Woody Allen, will wrap up the International Film Series’ season on Friday. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. The film […]

Wine, cheese, chocolate and Cash at RootStock

Thursday is the new Friday in Winters, as Route 3 Wines kicks off the weekend with a complimentary wine-tasting paired with artisan cheese and chocolate truffles. The fun runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. On Friday, Denny Colleret of Vacaville, lead singer in a Johnny Cash tribute […]

Author of new novel speaks at bookstore

Neil Abramson, author of the novel “Unsaid,” will present his book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds it is not so easy to move on. She is […]

Author of adventure memoir speaks Tuesday

Francis Slakey, author of the new adventure memoir “To the Last Breath,” will discuss his book at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St. in downtown Davis. Before Slakey, a Georgetown physics professor, set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off […]

Hear local children’s book author on Wednesday

“HUGE,” a children’s book set in Davis and the surrounding region, will be read by local author Stan Dundon, aka Dr. D, at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Admission is free. Also present will be the book’s illustrator, Sophia Lu, a student at Harper […]

Young Artists Competition expands with auditions on both coasts

The Young Artists Competition, an annual fixture at the Mondavi Center, will increase its national reach and funding for the 2012-13 season. During the coming season, the competition will feature regional auditions in Portland, New York City, Los Angeles and Davis. In addition, the grand prize award has been increased to $6,000. “Over the past seven […]

‘From the Top’ audition deadline nears

“From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley, the popular NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, is seeking talent for a live concert recording this fall at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. The show is seeking talent for the live concert recording at the Mondavi Center. Application and scholarship information is available […]

Gallery 1855 shows Gagliani photos

An all-new exhibition of original photographic work of Oliver Gagliani, including rare color dye transfer originals, will be at Gallery 1855 during June. Gagliani was a colleague of Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and the Westons, among other outstanding photographers of his time. His work hangs in the Smithsonian, the Oakland Museum of Art, the San […]