Teen cabaret benefits YPT scholarships

The Young Performers Theatre actors will be performing their favorite musical numbers at the 16th annual Teen Cabaret on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at the Davis Musical Theatre Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Dr., Davis. All tickets are $10. The proceeds from this one-time performance will fund the DMTC/YPT scholarships, awarded to graduating […]

Local author determined to see hemp legalized

Davis resident Alan Archuleta has devoted his life to shifting the collective consciousness on the hotly debated issue of cannabis legalization. In that goal, he continues to persevere, despite the resistance he has met. The personal mission of Archuleta has led him from grassroots rallies for pro-hemp ballot initiatives into the digital realm of authoring […]

Traditional sounds from the old world at Davis Art Center

Music instructors playing guitar, cello and fiddle will present traditional Celtic and Cape Breton tunes at the Davis Art Center on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. William Coulter has been performing and recording music for more than 20 years. He was awarded a Grammy in 2005 for his contribution to “Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar,” […]

Short films and suds

New Belgium’s Clips of Faith tour is in Davis on Friday, Aug. 10, to raise funds for Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective. Last year, their stop in Davis attracted 1,250 attendees and generated approximately $3,800. The event features more than a dozen of New Belgium’s finest beers and also will feature a compilation […]

Wineaux: Getting by with a lot of help from wine friends

“How did you get to be a wine expert?” people ask with great frequency. The answer: I’m not. Nowhere near. The problem is that questioners often take my disclaimer as a bit of false modesty. But every time I read a real wine expert, every time I come across a totally unfamiliar grape, every time […]

B.B. King, Arlo Guthrie join Mondavi season as ‘Just Added’ events

Two additional “Just Added” performances were announced Tuesday as part of the upcoming Mondavi Center season: blues guitarist B.B. King on Nov. 4 and veteran folksinger Arlo Guthrie on April 19. These “Just Added” performances are on sale now to Mondavi Center subscribers and will be available to the general public, along with all other […]

Busy as a bee at the the DAC

It’s a busy weekend at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., as the Bee Creative installation continues from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. This free event for the whole family, features local honey producers and bee keepers. Come learn about the importance of pollinators through fun hands-on workshops, demonstrations and art-making. […]

Woodland Tomato Festival on Saturday

The 5th Annual Tomato Festival will happen on Saturday, Aug. 11. The festival will include such events as the Woodland Farmers Market, a salsa competition, tomato tastings, grilling demonstrations and a Top Tomato Chef competition. Various entertainment acts will perform at the festival, including the Putah Creek Crawdads, Woodland Folklorico Dance group and FBI band. […]

Earthquake Street Festival takes over downtown Winters Aug. 24

Summer is just about over when downtown Main Street fills up at the end of August, and the community gathers to enjoy plenty of food, friends and free entertainment. It’s the Earthquake Street Festival, one of the biggest events of the year, and this year’s street party will have more to offer than ever. It […]

Rootstock offers mix of music, wine

Alt-folk-rock trio Finding Fable will perform at Rootstock Gift Shop and Tasting Room, 22 Main St., Winters on Friday, Aug. 10. Finding Fable’s set list included original songs and eclectic covers from Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills & Nash as well as some modern favorites like Nora Jones and Oasis. Featuring lead singer/keyboardist Lori […]

Mercy Me! a free outdoor concert Aug. 16

The dance music of Mercy Me! (Band) will be showcased at the sixth annual outdoor concert Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the lawn next to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is sponsored by UC Davis Health System and its Community Advisory Board. The concert at 45th and X streets […]

Acme’s ‘Treasure Island’ brims with pirates and adventure

It is said that Robert Louis Stevenson hatched the ideas that became his signature novel — “Treasure Island” — in Northern California. In 1879, the then-unknown Scottish writer (still in his late 20s), made an arduous transcontinental trip, taking the train from New York to California, intending to have an adventure, and rendezvous with the […]

‘Twelfth Night’ opens this weekend in Winters

The Shakespeare in the Park play “Twelfth Night” opens Friday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. in the amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center. The play will continue on Saturday, Aug. 11, and there will be two additional performances on the following weekend. The plot of “Twelfth Night” requires 16 speaking roles and is a favorite […]

Free production viewings at Barnyard Theatre

The Barnyard Theatre will play host to two free viewings of a new play “Dammed” by company member Briandaniel Oglesby. Free stagings of the play are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18. Also, there will be an opportunity for audience participation and feedback. The stagings start at 7:30 p.m. Barnyard Theatre has spent the summer work-shopping […]