Spend an evening — or more — at the Vets’

Free concerts in a variety of musical genres, from blues to rock, folk to classical, kick off Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The third annual series, dubbed An Evening at the Vets’, is co-sponsored by the city of Davis Community Services Division and Woodland Healthcare Davis. The concerts begin at […]

Sketchcrawl encourages drawing downtown

In the spirit of the California Paint Out and the theme of Artober comes the sketchcrawl on Sunday, Oct. 21. The sketchcrawl is free and open to anyone with an interest in drawing. It’s a good excuse to get out and draw with — and learn from or be inspired by — others who also […]

Outlaw country original Billy Joe Shaver at The Palms on Friday

Billy Joe Shaver, whose music kick-started the vibrant outlaw country music movement, returns to The Palms at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Shaver is widely credited with creating the outlaw country music that grew from Texas, and with playing a vital role in modern honky-tonk and gospel. He is known for his songs “Old Five and Dimers […]

RootStock celebrates the ‘Roots to Wine’ passport weekend

RootStock tasting room, 22 Main St. in Winters, is hosting its second annual passport weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday with the Mike Justis Band. Justis and his band, based in Northern California, have been playing their brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. The band features longtime friends Kathy […]

UC Davis wants input on new art museum

A community forum to discuss the shaping of the UC Davis art museum will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. The development of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is a major undertaking. By the […]

Holdstock and Macleod play The Palms on Saturday

Dick Holdstock and Allan MacLeod will celebrate the release of their new CD at a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Holdstock and MacLeod have sung the traditional music of their English and Scottish homelands at The Palms for as long as the local venue has existed. […]

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill

The Sundstrom Hill Winery welcomes Peter Franklin on the keyboard, guitar and banjo, with Kevin Twitchell on the guitar and harmonica, for Wine’d Down Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The winery is at 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Franklin and Twitchell create a special blend of country, folk and classic rock from the […]

Baroque gala at Davis Community Church

The Mother Lode Friends of Music — the classical music performance society serving the central foothills — and Davis Community Church Concert Series present a gala concert of Baroque choral music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis. The concert includes cantatas by Telemann and Buxtehude, […]

Young singers may join the Madrigals

Madrigal Choral Director Karen Gardias has developed two outreach programs for Davis area elementary and junior high students. Junior high singers are invited to attend an information meeting/audition from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Choral Room (P-08) at Davis High School. Students accepted to take part in this program will attend […]

Young actors shine in ‘The Miracle Worker’

Check it out What: “The Miracle Worker” When: Now through Sunday, Oct. 28 Where: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Main Stage, 1419 H St. Tickets: $34-$38 general, $29-$33 seniors, $15 students Information: 916-443-6722 or www.sactheatre.org Executive producing director Michael Laun, in his opening remarks to the Sacramento Theatre Company audience, pointed out that the first time STC performed […]

‘The Sound of Fashion’ at the Wardrobe

The streets will be alive with “The Sound of Fashion” during the Second Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis. The Wardrobe will host the multimedia event from 4 to 9 p.m. featuring informal fashion shows twice an hour, the screening at 8 p.m. of a fashion video shot in Cuba by owner Heather Caswell at 8 […]

Lisa Phenix Band at Picnic in the Park

The Lisa Phenix Band — featuring Sacramento’s own Beer Dawg, Steve Walls, guitar, mandolin and vocals; and Lisa Phenix, guitar and vocals — brings its rocking blues blend of folk, blues and jazz to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C […]

Sacramento Ballet presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

This season marks the 25th anniversary of choreographer Ron Cunningham as artistic director of the Sacramento Ballet, and the company will celebrate by presenting several of his best-known and most popular works. Cunningham’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. […]

Nygaard comes home with a show at The Palms

Claudia Nygaard spent most of her childhood carrying irrigation pipe with her father across the land they ran cattle on outside of Elk Grove, just 20 minutes south of Sacramento. She picked up the guitar and hit the road just out of college, and never looked back, but she has been back to perform plenty […]