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 […]

Auditions set for ‘City of Angels’

Auditions for Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy, “City of Angels,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, July 22-23, with callbacks on Tuesday, July 24. They will take place at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. “City of Angels” was written by Cy Coleman and Larry Gelbart. […]

‘Dreamcoat’ opens Friday at DMTC

That’s the ticket What: “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” When: July 20-Aug. 5 at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors, $14 per person for groups of 10 or more; www.dmtc.org, (530) 756-3682 With a crash of […]

Harp concert aims to provide serenity

Davis Lutheran Church will present an evening of music by Heavenly Harp, a mother-daughter musical duo, at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the church, 317 E. Eighth St. The community is welcome to attend this free concert of harp duets and solos, plus flute and vocal music in the church sanctuary. Enter the parking lot […]

Barnyard Theatre kicks off summer shows with premiere of ‘Psyche’

Yolo County’s Barnyard Theatre will present the world premiere of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche” starting Friday, July 20, and running weekends through Aug. 4. The play, directed by Steven Schmidt and Maddy Ryen, is a darkly humorous retelling of the Eros and Psyche story from Greek mythology. Peter (Anthony Pinto) is a poet locked in an […]

Wineaux: Drinking my way through the day

Three or four times a year, I drink a bottle (maybe even two) of a nice micro-brewed ale. Just as rarely, I start breakfast — at a B&B, for instance — with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice. Once a winter, when I remember, I order a mocha at a coffee shop. My […]

‘The Little Mermaid’ swims smoothly into Music Circus summer lineup

That’s the ticket What: “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” When: Through July 22 with evening performances at 7:30 or 8 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: Up to $70 general and $30 for children ages 4-12; (916) 557-1999, www.tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Each summer, Sacramento’s venerable Music Circus […]

Enjoy down-home music Thursday in Winters

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues Thursday with a free outdoor performance by Richie Lawrence & The Yolos from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rotary Park Gazebo, on Main Street at Railroad Avenue in Winters. Lawrence, a Sacramento pianist, accordion player and roots music veteran, has assembled a top-notch group […]

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 […]