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 […]

Barnyard Theatre presents ‘Or’

The Barnyard Theatre will produce Liz Duffy Adams’ “Or,” a snappy Restoration comedy, at the Historic Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31, this month. The play is about poet and spy Aphra Behn (Hope Raymond), who pushed the boundaries of what it meant to be a woman in 17th-century England. In order to become the […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days — More underdog hijinks

3.5 stars; rated PG, and needlessly, for mild rude humor STARRING: Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Peyton List, Grayson Russell, Karan Brar, Laine MacNeil By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Few things are dependable in Hollywood, but the movie adaptations of Jeff Kinney’s “Wimpy Kid” books are a welcome exception. […]

Cold Shot & Sandy Holman play Picnic in the Park

Cold Shot & Sandy Holman — Rene Martucci, vocals and guitar, left; Richard Urbino, vocals and bass; Tim “T-Bone” Wilbur, drums; and Sandy Holman, vocal and percussion — bring their Diversity and Dance music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central […]

Indian dance performance is a mix of traditions

Staying true to traditions is important, but sometimes mixing traditions and cultures results in something amazing. TranceFusion Dance Company was developed “with the belief that when cultures collide, the resulting impact can generate true understanding, lasting change and a genuine impact,” according to a news release. The groups organizers weave together a rich fabric of […]

UCD Craft Center Gallery presents Rapunzl’s Designs

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents Rapunzyl’s Designs by Craft Center Felting instructor, Rebecca Klein,  through Sept. 7. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Craft Center Gallery located in the South Silo Building, is open Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to […]

Janiva Magness celebrates new release at The Palms

Award-winning blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness will celebrate the release of her new Alligator Records CD, “Stronger for it,” with a live performance at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., in Winters on Friday, Aug. 31, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. A charismatic artist known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is among […]