Point of Brew: If one can steal valor, what can one not steal?

There is a Walter Mitty in all of us; he is a stranger within who wants to escape from us and be another person with a different personality, skills and ambitions and who seeks rewards in different ways from our familiar selves. There are a good numbers Water Mittys out there who, for one reason […]

Step up to the mic at RootStock

RootStock invites singers, songwriters, pickers and unplugged musicians to join the Open Mic Night Jam on the third Thursday of every month. The gift shop and tasting room is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. “Open Mic Night has been so much fun and a great opportunity to discover new local talent,” a news […]

Bluegrass quartet takes the stage at The Palms

Chatham County Line, a bluegrass quartet based on Raleigh, N.C., will perform Thursday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. The young quartet “is an extraordinary talent known for its left-of-center approach, bringing a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to bluegrass and other roots forms of music,” a news release […]

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

See photography at Gallery 1855

The Super Seven — Yolo County photographers Anne Miller, Rob Floerke, Tim Messick, Rick York, Dave Roberston, Dennis McCoy and Joe Finkleman — will show their framed works during August at Gallery 1855. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays […]

Mark your calendars for Thursday Live!

The Thursday Live! concert on Thursday, Aug. 2,  will feature Hardwater and The Mike Justis Band. Hardwater is a Davis-based band performing original songs and covers, bringing unusual musical impulses to a diverse mix of tunes from the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead to Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies and the Dave Matthews Band. The […]

Football art and more on exhibit at fundraiser

Sports fans would argue that great football is art, and art lovers may echo that refrain when they see paintings by Brandon Tucker, a former UC Davis running back. Tucker, who graduated from UCD with a bachelor’s degree in art studio, is headed to Laguna College of Art & Design to complete a master’s degree […]

Shakespeare’s comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ presented in Winters

The members of the Winters Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy “Twelfth Night” as this year’s selection for Shakespeare in the Park. The four-performance run will be staged on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 10-11 and 17-18, at the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in downtown Winters. “Twelfth […]

Woodland Community Band plays tunes in Winters park

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series will continue with a free performance by the Woodland Community Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rotary Park Gazebo. The park is on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center in Winters. Always a favorite, the Woodland Community Band […]

It’s About Time for fun at the park!

Big Band, swing and jazz music will fill Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday evening as It’s About Time performs from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market. This community-based jazz band’s music features many of its musicians in improvisational solos. It’s About Time has been performing together since 1996, and are Picnic in […]

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ — warm, suspenseful and quite amusing

‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ Four stars Starring (voices only): Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Josh Gad, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck Rating: PG, for action/peril and mild rude humor Chris Wedge deserves a great deal of credit. During the decade since he co-directed “Ice Age,” […]

American Bach Soloists play in San Francisco festival

ABS FestivalW The American Bach Soloists and maestro Jeffrey Thomas are well-known in Davis — for years, this professional group based in San Francisco has appeared each December at the Mondavi Center, followed by a series of concerts from January into May in the cozier setting of Davis Community Church. But during July, the American […]

Irvine grant funds to YoloArts’ ‘Going Full Circle’ project

YoloArts recently received a $65,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation as a part of the foundation’s Exploring Engagement arts funding strategy designed to encourage and fuel arts engagement in California. The two-year project funded by the grant, “Going Full Circle,” will offer Yolo County residents several novel ways to experience the arts by participating […]