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 […]

Poetry in the garden accompanied by music

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by poet Justin Desmangles, with musical accompaniment by Harley White Jr., at noon Thursday. Desmangles, a native of Sacramento, is host of the weekly radio broadcast, “New Day Jazz,” on KDVS, 90.3 FM. His poetry and journalism have appeared […]

Detroit steel, Davis asphalt

The monthly Cruise-In at The Marketplace Shopping Cente — a show of 60 to 80 classic cars, trucks, military vehicle and motorcycles, both foreign and domestic — returns Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Davis shopping center, Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard.

There is no cost to show a car, and visitors are invited to talk with owners in the informal setting. Refreshments will be available.

The Cruise-In continues on the third Tuesday of each month through October

Studio 301 presents ‘Rent’ at UC Davis

Studio 301, a Davis-based theater troupe, will present “Rent,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera by Jonathan Larson, Thursday through Sunday at UC Davis’ Wyatt Pavilion. The curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 general and $14 for students and may be purchased at the Freeborn Hall ticket […]

Celebrate Davis! expands Family Fun Zone

It’s back! Celebrate Davis!, a community festival hosted by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Community Park. The event features more than 100 booths hosted by Chamber member businesses and community organizations, live music and food vendors, and a fireworks show. In addition to the information, fun and […]

Woodland Community Band to present concert

The Woodland Community Band will present a spring concert with the River City Concert Band at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. Admission is free. Each band will perform several selections and then the two bands will join to play one piece — “March Royale” by […]

Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista brings exotic sounds to Mondavi cabaret

Brazilian-born percussionist Cyro Baptista will visit the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre — configured in the club-like cabaret setting — with his Banquet of the Spirits trio for four shows this week, at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Since arriving in the United States in 1980, Baptista’s sonic curiosity and intense rhythmic drive have spurred […]

Hear Over Forte in the park Wednesday

Over Forte will play traditional jazz, Dixieland, pop, blues and swing music at Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Formed in 1996, the band is a Picnic in the Park favorite that also performs at the Woodland Farmers Market, the Yolo County Fair, Woodland’s […]