Summer theater class will produce ‘Peter Pan’

Davis drama instructor Dottie Bonneau will lead a three-week youth theater camp this summer culminating in an original adaptation of “Peter Pan.” All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class, which is designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill and develop acting skills. Experiential exercises will include improvisation, characterization, acting technique, voice, story analysis, […]

‘How I Learned to Drive': brilliant play, outstanding cast

That’s the ticket What: “How I Learned to Drive,” a Capital Stage production When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $18-$32;; (916) 995-5464 SACRAMENTO — One of the first things that hits you in the first monologue of […]

Webster/Walton/Edwards debut their new CD at The Palms

Chris Webster and Tracy Walton, frontwomen for the popular band Mumbo Gumbo, have joined forces with multi-instrumentalist Bill Edwards to form Webster/Walton/Edwards and record a new album called “The Trees.” The trio will showcase their efforts at a CD release concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. […]

Student artwork on exhibit at Gallery 625

Student work from two special Yolo County art programs will comprise two group shows opening Friday at Gallery 625 in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. The gallery’s main floor will offer “Colorful Screenprints: The Artists of TANA” and feature the work of student and teaching artists practicing the art of screen […]

Street Food Rodeo’s offerings promise to buck your tastebuds

Everything from paella to gyros, banh mi burgers to samosas will be featured at a Street Food Rodeo from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday in the parking lot at 800 Sixth St. in downtown Davis. An “international collection of street food that will stampede your palate and keep you bucking for more,” has been rounded […]

Hear about Bauer’s new book Friday

Arnold Bauer, a professor emeritus of history at UC Davis and a longtime resident of Yolo County, has gathered what remains of his wit and energy to write a coming-of-age memoir called “Time’s Shadow: Remembering a Family Farm in Kansas” (University Press of Kansas, 2012) As the current edition of the Atlantic Magazine puts it, […]

Empyrean Ensemble presents new music for silent films

Details What: Empyrean Ensemble concert featuring new music written to accompany silent films When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 general, $8students;, (530) 754-2787 The Empyrean Ensemble — the resident professional new music group at UC Davis — will wrap up its season with a […]

Wineaux: The perils of taste and other wine tales

“The Elephant’s Child,” a story about how the elephant got its trunk, and other Kipling tales of origin fascinated me as a child. No wonder, then, that I’ve created similar narratives for myself: How I started to cook; how I found — and lost — religion; how I became a mother of four (the one-sentence […]

Obsolete books available for free

Birch Lane Elementary School is offering obsolete library books and textbooks to the community, beginning Wednesday, May 30. Books will be available after school dismissal outside the library while they last. For more information, email

Bookstore expansion opens Friday

The expansion of downtown Davis’ popular bookstore, dubbed Avid Reader Active, will celebrate its grand opening Friday at 605 Second St. The store is two doors down from the longtime Avid Reader outlet at 617 Second St. Owner Alzada Knickerbocker says the new store features book selections for the “can-do” reader, including travel, sports and […]

Jazz it up at Thursday Live! concert series

Davis Odd Fellows’ Thursday Live! concert series presents two jazz bands on Thursday, June 7 — Zorelli and The Jazz Patrol featuring Calvin Handy. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free and beer, wine and sodas will be for sale. All ages are […]

Tickets on sale for Davis Music Festival

Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]

June book sale slated this week

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will hold its next bi-monthly book sale starting Friday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Some featured attractions in addition to the regular categories will be parent education books, vintage magazines, several sets of Harvard Classics and a large selection of books about wine and […]

Davis soprano featured with Sacramento Choral Society

Just the ticket What: Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, featuring Davis resident Katherine Jolly, in a program titled “European Traditions” When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento Tickets: $35 reserved, $25 general, half-price for students with ID;, (916) 536-9065 Soprano Katherine Jolly — who grew up in Davis, and […]