Learn contra dance on Friday

All are welcome at a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live music. Erik Hoffman is […]

Editors of new volume speak Friday

Local authors and editors Max Byrd and William Wood have recently re-published “First of Hearts: Selected Letters of Mrs. Henry Adams,” originally edited by Ward Thorton, and will be at The Avid Reader on Friday evening to discuss the book. Their talk starts at 7:30 p.m. at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Marian Hooper, […]

Have some fun by dunkin’ Davis

Local politicians, coaches, business leaders, school leaders, UC Davis representatives and The Davis Enterprise’s own Bob Dunning will be sitting in the hot seat at a dunk tank Thursday at Celebrate Davis! The free family-friendly festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Community Park. The event includes […]

A story of love and immigration, as told through dance

Check it out What: “Le Projet Migration” When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $10, available at the door Christine Germain didn’t come to the United States from Canada in 2006 with any intention of getting married and staying here. Marriage isn’t particularly big among young people in Quebec, she […]

Frerichs, Greenwald and Wolk at Celebrate Davis!

Davis City Council candidates Lucas Frerichs, Sue Greenwald and Dan Wolk will have booths at Thursday’s Celebrate Davis! festival in Community Park. Frerichs will be on hand to discuss his candidacy for the council starting at 5 p.m., and there will be a surprise photo opportunity. “Come bring the kids and your camera to capture an […]

Acoustic trio plays at Village Homes

Davis’ Five Three Oh! — Michael Ann Riley, Eileen Jaffe and Chris Pilon — makes its debut as the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 28, in Davis. The free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and takes place on the fourth Monday […]

Congressman showcases Fridae’s photos

Color photographs by Winters Mayor Woody Fridae are featured in Rep. Mike Thompson’s district office, 712 Main St. in Woodland. This is the sixth in a series of occasional exhibits at the Woodland district office since 2008. The exhibit, titled “Available Light,” continues through June 29. Fridae’s photos feature Winters landmarks including the water tower […]

Music with a message at Woodland library

ZunZun Musical Planet will visit the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St., from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. Through the use of instruments from North, Central and South America and playful interactive segments, ZunZun offers an engaging and educational performance teaching kids about recycling and water conservation. The 45-minute […]

Hear Yolo Mambo at Sudwerk on Saturday

Yolo Mambo will perform its spicy blend of world music outdoors on the Sudwerk patio, 2001 Second St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.sudwerk.com/Sudwerk.html.

Enjoy music on weekends at Monticello Cuisine

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout May. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, May 18 and 25. On Saturdays, pianist Donna Wren can be heard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 19 and 26. […]

Davis comedy show set Saturday

Joe Klocek is the featured comic at a comedy show Saturday evening at Bistro 33, 226 F St. in downtown Davis. Klocek has been seen on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He was voted best comic in 2011 in SF Weekly’s readers’ poll. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the […]

Music makers

Members of the Emerson-Harper Junior High Orchestra prepare for their end-of-the-year concert on Monday evening. From left are students Diana Jian, Miguel Soler, Sam Lee, Christine Chung and Jill Bavetta with their teacher, Greg Brucker. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis. […]

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Butterfly Fairies, ballet students of Hanneke Lohse, rehearse for their production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Friday through Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. From left are Biavanna Moreno, Noriko Smallwood, Margaret Yang, Tessie Ottaway-Chung and Sarah Nguyen. The company of ballet students, ranging in age from 4 to 65, will […]

‘Peter and the Wolf’ presented at family concert

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will offer a festive springtime Family Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, with Provost Ralph Hexter appearing as the narrator in Sergei Prokofiev’s popular piece “Peter and the Wolf.” Also on the hourlong program will be two winners of this year’s UC Davis Symphony Orchestra […]