Get a taste of art, music and poetry downtown

A jazz concert by the Crazy Eights, live art demonstrations, refreshments and lots of great art will be featured at the July Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday evening. All events are free. In addition, the downtown Summer Sidewalk Sales start Friday and continue throughout the weekend. The E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E […]

Davis artist wins State Fair award

A Davis artist, Linnea Wong, is among a select few to be honored as winners at the California State Fair’s annual art competition. More than 1,300 entries were received, and the jury chose 180 pieces to display at the California Fine Art exhibit in Building 7 of the Expo Center in Sacrament. Art lovers of […]

Festival features hot music, tasty tomatoes

Live music and dancing under the stars are a highlight of Capay Tomato, an annual festival running from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Thaddeus Barsotti’s Capay Organic farm. Music by three local bands will be highlighted while visitors taste tomatoes, take farm tours and enjoy picnic suppers in the Capay Valley. After the day […]

Performers Circle features young singer

Sixteen-year-old singer-songwriter Susanna Thomson is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle on Monday, July 23. The event runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East in Davis. Thomson, a Village Homes resident, will perform acoustic folk and indie-folk covers and originals flavored […]

Free Shakespeare set in Winters

A Bollywood version of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” will be presented free for three nights only — Thursday (preview), Friday and Saturday, July 19-21 — in Winters City Park, at Fourth and Main streets in downtown Winters. Showtime is 8 p.m. The production — billed as an “exotic, madcap comedy of mistaken identity, exile, […]

Davis Chorale hosts membership brunch

Interested in singing in a choir? Want to learn more about the Davis Chorale? Come meet members of the chorale and get all your questions answered at an informal brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Deem residence, 3108 Evening Bay Place in Stonegate. For more information, contact Alison Skinner, […]

Brown teaches plein air painting workshop

Marie-Therese Brown, a Davis artist, will offer a three-day plein air painting workshop through the Crocker Art Museum on July 14, 21 and 28. The Saturday morning classes will meet in various locations, including the UC Davis Arboretum. The class is open to artists of all levels using all mediums. For more information and registration, […]

Playwright confronts 9/11 in ‘Dying City’

Check it out What: “Dying City” When: July 21-Aug. 12, with performances at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$32 general, $12 students, $26 seniors ; (916) 995-5464 or www.capstage.org Written to honor the walking wounded following the war brought on by 9/11, Christopher Shinn’s […]

Young filmmakers invited to show their stuff

Entries in the 2012 Davis Youth Film Festival are due Friday. Youths must be under 18 years old to enter, and group projects are allowed. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the winners. The winning films will be showcased at a festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Davis Art […]

Youths learn Shakespeare at summer camp

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble and the UC Davis Arboretum invite youths ages 7-15 to participate in Camp Shakespeare, two weeks of theater games, camp activities, acting workshops and a special camp production of a Shakespearean play, “The Tempest.” The camp takes place outdoors in the Arboretum. “This year, campers will get a chance to be […]

Enjoy music at Monticello on July weekends

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis, will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout July. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play world music, klezmer, jazz, folk and baroque music on his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday. On Saturdays, pianist Ken Kemmerling […]

DMTC seeks teens for cabaret benefit

The Davis Musical Theatre Company is looking for teens who would like to perform, or help behind the scenes, at the annual Teen Cabaret Dessert Benefit, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. DMTC’s performing arts center is at 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Kendra Smith is coordinating the benefit and Jenny Reuter will be […]

Trio Seven plays guitar concert in Woodland

Extended seven-string guitars will be showcased at a Trio Seven concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive in Woodland. A donation of $10 to $20 will be taken at the door. Trio Seven was formed indirectly when Matthew Grasso, a Davis guitarist, composed “7th Creation,” an original composition […]

Two parties celebrate The Souterrain’s album launch

The Souterrain, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning lounge folk act, will release its debut album, “What Ails You,” on Tuesday, July 17. The Souterrain calls two places home: Davis and County Wicklow, Ireland. Singer Lauren Norton is an Irish native, having moved to California in 2009 for the master’s program in creative writing at UC […]