Snoop Dogg, Larry the Cable Guy star at Dixon May Fair

DIXON — Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and comedian Larry the Cable Guy will headline this year’s Dixon May Fair — although not together. Snoop Dogg, who will soon release his 11th studio album, “Doggumentary,” will perform Wednesday, May 9, in the fair’s arena. Larry the Cable Guy — known for his signature phrase “get-er-done,” will […]

Hear bluegrass at The Palms

Take two longtime friends, add a prodigious amount of musical talent and experience born from decades of playing with some of the finest bluegrass and country bands on the national and international scene, stir, place on a stage for a few hours, and the tasty product is an evening of music that transcends performance into […]

Spend an evening at the Coconut Grove

Local residents are invited to enjoy jazz entertainment and a dinner catered by Dos Coyotes at the annual “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” fundraiser for the Davis High School bands. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in Davis. The […]

Point of Brew: Pepper-spraying the brand

In Time magazine this week, the Lightbox image, just inside the front cover, is a beautiful photograph taken inside St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican; it shows Pope Benedict XVI at the papal altar under the magnificent Bernini canopy at a ceremony to elevate 22 clerics to the rank of cardinal. In a glorious sea […]

Pig out at the Farmers Market on Saturday

Oink, oink. Saturday is Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market, one of the market’s most popular annual events. Visitors will find baby pigs, people in pig costumes and pig-out eats at the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. “Pig Day is so unique, and […]

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‘The Voice of the Cello’ concerts set this weekend

Sacramento Baroque Soloists complete their 10th season with “The Voice of the Cello” on Saturday and Sunday in Sacramento and Fair Oaks. Featuring cellists Michael Lawson and John Lutterman, the concert explores the range and intimacy of the cello. This year’s program will include late 17th century works by composers Vivaldi, Somis, Boismortier, Barriere and […]

It’s all about Guaraldi at Sunday reading, concert

Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang will discuss his upcoming book, “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano,” during a jazz concert devoted to the San Francisco pianist/composer, taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roseville’s Sherman Clay piano dealer, 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Suite 150. Bang will read short excerpts from his book — scheduled for […]

Artists, photographers ‘mess with the dress’

In advance of the June wedding season, YoloArts and the Woodland Camera Forum are teaming up to present “Mess with the Dress,” a group exhibition at Gallery 625 all about reinventing, recycling and deconstructing that marital icon: the wedding dress. The show opens Friday and features the photographs, fiber art, digital collages, mixed media, reinvented […]

Winters is alive with the sound of music

From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, will feature Midnight Jazz Trio, a Davis-based group that performs bossa nova and classical jazz music. Members are Tim Pia on trumpet, Robert Blake on guitar and Travis Bradley on bass. For more information, visit midnightjazztrio.com. And on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., […]

Friday Night Live features flutist

Flutist Ann Sheya will provide the atmosphere at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Guests may enjoy wines by the glass at the winery tasting room, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Sheya performs and teachers in Northern California; she is the principal flutist with Sacramento’s Camellia […]

University Chorus will sing modern English music

Details What: UC Davis University Chorus and Alumni Chorus singing works by living British composers When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $12-$19; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis University Chorus — joined by the Alumni Chorus — will perform three works by living British composers at […]

Open-mic series continues at I-House

Mid-Winter @ I-House, an open-mic performance series, continues Sunday and features a performance by The Hollow Point Stumblers. Members Juan Kuffner and Kim Nguyen, international scholars at UC Davis, will perform songs of love, life, joy and sorrow; lyrics are sung in Yiddish, Ladino, Spanish and English. In addition to the featured performer, all comers […]

Student artists honored for advertising skills

Proud students and parents gathered last Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center to celebrate their awards in The Davis Enterprise’s 15th annual Design-an-Ad competition. The yearly contest offers students a chance to design an original advertisement for local businesses. This year, 35 classes at 10 schools pitched products and services for 37 businesses. The winning ads […]

PopStar class starts March 29

Mini-Musicals director Mindy Manville will present the fourth annual PopStar course for students in grades 2-6 at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Each participant will be involved in presenting their own solo rendition of a pop song in a performance at the Art Center theater on […]