Wheeler introduces his climate change book

UC Davis professor Stephen M. Wheeler, who teaches urban design and sustainability, will read from his provocative new book, “Climate Change and Social Ecology,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the De Carli Room in the UCD Memorial Union. The reading is spnosored by the Center for Regional Change. “This is a fresh and […]

Dances portray beauty of life after death

Details What: “and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead,” a dance performance in memory of Della Davidson When: 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Tickets: $17-$19 general, $12-$14 students, children and seniors; http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu “and the snow fell softly on all the living and […]

‘Snow White’ a gorgeous take on grim fairy tale

“Snow White & the Huntsman” 3 stars Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality By Christy Lemire Astonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, “Snow White & the Huntsman” is […]

Young DMTC alums gather for reunion

Alumni from Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will be back for a performance Saturday to celebrate YPT’s 25th anniversary. The show, titled “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” will highlight returning alumni performing musical numbers from their YPT shows, as well as other Broadway favorites. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for children ages […]

Chinese culture showcased at Team Davis fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis NewStar Chinese School’s Chinese Cultural Showcase. The production runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. It is a fundraiser for Team Davis, a local, all-volunteer nonprofit organization established to help enrich the lives […]

Summer theater class will produce ‘Peter Pan’

Davis drama instructor Dottie Bonneau will lead a three-week youth theater camp this summer culminating in an original adaptation of “Peter Pan.” All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class, which is designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill and develop acting skills. Experiential exercises will include improvisation, characterization, acting technique, voice, story analysis, […]

‘How I Learned to Drive’: brilliant play, outstanding cast

That’s the ticket What: “How I Learned to Drive,” a Capital Stage production When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $18-$32; www.capstage.org; (916) 995-5464 SACRAMENTO — One of the first things that hits you in the first monologue of […]

Webster/Walton/Edwards debut their new CD at The Palms

Chris Webster and Tracy Walton, frontwomen for the popular band Mumbo Gumbo, have joined forces with multi-instrumentalist Bill Edwards to form Webster/Walton/Edwards and record a new album called “The Trees.” The trio will showcase their efforts at a CD release concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. […]

Student artwork on exhibit at Gallery 625

Student work from two special Yolo County art programs will comprise two group shows opening Friday at Gallery 625 in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The gallery’s main floor will offer “Colorful Screenprints: The Artists of TANA” and feature the work of student and teaching artists practicing the art of screen […]

Street Food Rodeo’s offerings promise to buck your tastebuds

Everything from paella to gyros, banh mi burgers to samosas will be featured at a Street Food Rodeo from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday in the parking lot at 800 Sixth St. in downtown Davis. An “international collection of street food that will stampede your palate and keep you bucking for more,” has been rounded […]

Hear about Bauer’s new book Friday

Arnold Bauer, a professor emeritus of history at UC Davis and a longtime resident of Yolo County, has gathered what remains of his wit and energy to write a coming-of-age memoir called “Time’s Shadow: Remembering a Family Farm in Kansas” (University Press of Kansas, 2012) As the current edition of the Atlantic Magazine puts it, […]

Empyrean Ensemble presents new music for silent films

Details What: Empyrean Ensemble concert featuring new music written to accompany silent films When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 general, $8students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the resident professional new music group at UC Davis — will wrap up its season with a […]

Wineaux: The perils of taste and other wine tales

“The Elephant’s Child,” a story about how the elephant got its trunk, and other Kipling tales of origin fascinated me as a child. No wonder, then, that I’ve created similar narratives for myself: How I started to cook; how I found — and lost — religion; how I became a mother of four (the one-sentence […]

Obsolete books available for free

Birch Lane Elementary School is offering obsolete library books and textbooks to the community, beginning Wednesday, May 30. Books will be available after school dismissal outside the library while they last. For more information, email lsundstrom@djusd.net.