‘Calvary’: Affirmation of faith

“Calvary” 4.5 stars Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, M. Emmet Walsh, Marie-Josée Croze, David Wilmot, Domhnall Gleeson, Orla O’Rourke Rating: R, for profanity, sexual candor, drug use and violence Strong performances highlight thoughtful religious drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This one should be required viewing for all filmmakers, particularly […]

Arielle Deem Band visits Our House on Wednesday

The Arielle Deem Band will be performing music from its debut album, “No Place Like Now,” at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Our House, 808 Second St. in Davis, as part of their album release tour. Arielle Deem is a 2010 graduate of Davis High School and recently received a  bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and […]

1,000 Red Roses Concert benefits hearing impaired

Davis pop peddlers Preoccupied Pipers — of the legendary Davis band Lawsuit — are putting on The 1,000 Red Roses Concert Saturday, Aug. 23, in the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. They’ll be joined by the Adrian West Trio and The Corner Laughers. The show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and admission is free. The 1,000 Red Roses fund […]

Visit Crawfish and Catfish Festival in Woodland

Celebrate the Northern California crawfish harvest at the Louisiana Sue’s Crawfish and Catfish Festival on Sept. 13-14 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland. The gates open at 11 a.m., and admission is $10 per day per person. Children 15 years and younger are free with a paid adult. Parking is […]

Open call auditions for ‘Hay Fever’

Auditions for the first show in Art Theater of Davis’ 2014-15 season, “Hay Fever”, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Third Space, 946 Olive Drive. Audition sign ups will take place on a first-come basis, starting at 5 p.m. Enter through the side door of Third Space Art Collective and […]

Ukrainian Festival returns to Davis

The Ukrainian Festival, this year celebrating the independence of Ukraine, returns to Davis at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Sponsored by the The Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California, the festival opens at 1 p.m. with a free arts and craft exhibit in the theater lobby. The […]

Davis Chinese Film Festival to kick off with 1994 favorite

An opening ceremony and a screening of the 1994 Chinese favorite “Eat Drink Man Woman” will kick off both Global Confucius Institute Day and the Davis Chinese Film Festival on Sept. 27. The film, directed by Ang Lee and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995, gives insight to the […]

Colleret to sing at Carlton Plaza

Country musician Denis “Denny” Colleret will perform at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Carlton Plaza, 2726 Fifth St. in Davis. The free concert will be held in the common area of the senior living community. Colleret has been a professional musician since 1978. In addition to his solo act, he has played with James […]

Fundraiser supports local filmmaker

Grab a brew, listen to some tunes and help support a local film all at the same time from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sudwerk Dock Store, 2001 Second St. The documentary “Davisville 2013,” which chronicles the events surrounding a hate crime committed in Davis last year, was created by local filmmaker Daniel […]

Point of Brew: About baseball and breweries

Baseball should be played only by large and, mostly, hirsute men for lots of money. It should not be inflicted on small boys and their doting grandparents. Baseball reminds me of cricket that used to be a part of summers in my boyhood. I would spend a long time daydreaming in the field waiting for […]

Chamber Music Society announces new season

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento — which presents concerts in both Davis and Sacramento — has announced a season titled “Along the Danube,” featuring music by composers who lived in Vienna, Budapest, Linz and other cities on the banks of that famous European river. The Davis concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at Congregation Bet […]

Mondavi single tickets on sale Friday, three more ‘Just Added’ concerts announced

Single tickets for Mondavi Center events during the 2014-15 season will go on sale Friday, Aug. 15. Non-subscribers seeking single tickets to certain “high demand” events, as well as subscribers seeking additional tickets, are advised to place their orders soon, since some upcoming performances are likely to sell out. In addition, tickets to three “Just […]

Hear Wealth of Nations in plaza

Wealth of Nations will play rock ‘n’ roll starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the E Street Plaza. The plaza is in the 200 block of E Street, between Second and Third in downtown Davis.

RootStock celebrates fourth anniversary

RootStock celebrates four years of wine and song in downtown Winters from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday with the Belle Francisco Band. Once a small gift shop with a few wineries, RootStock now has five wineries with a center for locally made wares and an art gallery in the expanded back room. RootStock has always […]