Enjoy Celtic melodies, Irish tunes at I-House on Sunday

Skyler Blakeslee will lead his band, The Black Bird, in traditional Celtic melodies and contemporary Irish tunes Sunday at International House. The 8 p.m. concert is part of the weekly Mid-Winter @ I-House international music series. Blakeslee will play flutes, pipes and other acoustic instruments; his music is “guaranteed to touch the Irish soul,” a […]

Film series closes with some Irish flavor

“The Quiet Man,” a 1952 U.S. film directed by John Ford, will be screened Friday to close out the International Film Series’ 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 […]

Steelin’ Dan rocks The Palms on St. Patrick’s Day

Steelin’ Dan, a Steely Dan tribute band, will perform a St. Patrick’s Day concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Doors open at 7 p.m. The band won the 2011 Sammie Award as best cover band and a 2008 Best of Sacramento Award as “best show stealers.” Tickets […]

All’s fun in gender-bending ‘Leading Ladies’

Check it out What: Winters Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies” When: 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Saturday’s show is a dinner theater benefit for the Winters Rotary Club (call 795-3279 or email winters95694@gmail.com) Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters Tickets: $10 general admission, $6 for seniors and students; (530) 795-4014 or winterstheatre@gmail.com […]

Francisco plays at Village Homes

Yolo County singer-songwriter Belle Francisco is the featured performer at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday in Davis. Francisco’s original music encompasses a colorful blend of blues, folk, jazz and rock styles. Her songs are an exploration of justice, human development, bonding, love and loss all in support of soul […]

Alexanders to perform Dvorak’s popular ‘American Quartet on Sunday

Details Who: Alexander String Quartet, performing Dvorák When: 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; lecturer Robert Greenberg will give a talk at the matinee and a post-performance Q&A session follows the evening performance Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $49 general, $24.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787 The Alexander String […]

Melodrama auditions planned in Winters

Auditions for “Green Gold is My Valley,” a classic melodrama by Germaine Hupe, are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 3 and 5, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Performances will be May 11-12. This production incorporates all the elements of a classic melodrama — the villain, the hero, the […]

Vinyl record fans will be in heaven come Sunday

Not every modern music collection exist in a digital cloud. Many of us still enjoy buying physical albums in brick-and-mortar buildings. These record enthusiasts and music fans won’t want to miss the Armadillo Music & KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl, CD and Music Fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Sunday at the […]

Midstream Players present ‘Red Feather Ladies’

The latest offering from the Midstream Players of the Davis Senior Center is an adaptation of the play “The Red Feather Ladies Investment Group Activities.” The play will be presented at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. It’s a worldly farce, with ample elements of self-deception and illusion — […]

Students can enter water awareness art contest

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District announce the 2012 Water Awareness Student Art Contest. The contest is open to all Yolo County students from kindergarten to sixth grade, including homeschooled students. The theme is “Water is Life – Every Drop Counts.” Original artwork must […]

Tea, cupcakes and art planned at Pence Gallery

All are welcome at March’s Tea & Tour at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 19. Visitors will enjoy a guided tour with Natalie Nelson, executive director, of the gallery’s “Seeing Sound” exhibit, and sample cupcakes delicacies from ciocolat, as well as tea in this […]

Student rights are focus of art exhibition at UC Davis

The rising tensions between students and police are moving from the campus Quad to the walls of an art gallery with “FORCE: The UC Policy.” The art exhibition at the Memorial Union Art Lounge addresses the question of whether University of California police and administrators are upholding their stated missions to “prevent violence and protect […]

New categories featured at May Fair floriculture building

The Dixon May Fair’s floriculture building is filled with homemade gardens, plants, cut flowers, other colorful arrangements and wine. Two new competitions are planned this year — a wheelbarrow garden and outdoor garden creations. The wheelbarrow garden is open to youths, youth organizations, seniors and senior organizations. Young adults and adults typically enter the garden […]

Home winemakers can enter Dixon May Fair

Home winemakers are invited to enter their handcrafted vintages in the 2012 Dixon May Fair competition. Entries will be accepted until April 6; to enter, visit www.dixonmayfair.com or stop by the May Fair office at 655 S. First St. in Dixon. The competition is coordinated by Kathy Hicks and her daughter, Amanda Hicks, who are both home […]