Spend an evening at the Coconut Grove

Local residents are invited to enjoy jazz entertainment and a dinner catered by Dos Coyotes at the annual “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” fundraiser for the Davis High School bands. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in Davis. The award-winning DHS […]

UC Davis actors give a modern twist to Lorca’s famous play

Check it out What: “The House of Bernarda Alba,” based on translation by Chay Yew, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Juliette Carrillo When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 8-18 Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UCD Tickets: $17/$19 general, $12/$14 students, children and seniors; www.mondaviarts.org; (530) 754-2787 […]

UC Davis grad stages one-woman show in Sacramento

Check it out What: “My Spiritual Death, a Comedy Show,” by Katie Rubin When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $18 for Capital Stage subscribers; (916) 995-5464 or www.capstage.org Katie Rubin may just be one of the busiest performers you’re likely to meet. She is just […]

Memorable songs, dramatic heft in ‘South Pacific’

That’s the ticket What: “South Pacific” When: Through April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 24 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 general, $23 for seniors and students and $12 for youths 17 and under; balcony tickets are $15 general […]

Mike Justis Band featured at Happy Thursday

Come celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, featuring discounted wine by the glass, catering by Stone Soup and lively tunes by the Mike Justis Band. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each week. The second Thursday of […]

Deffner plays organ recital at Davis Community Church

Mozart called the pipe organ the “king of instruments,” if not for its impressive power, perhaps for the wide range of its sounds and the resulting capability to convey a wide breadth of emotion and mood. Calling his program “High Drama on the Keyboard,” David Deffner will perform evocative music in his organ recital at […]

Connors’ watercolors on exhibit at I-House

In 2006, Davis artist Matt Connors, decided to sketch and paint his favorite places in and around Davis. “Things seem to change so rapidly, that I wanted to capture scenes and give them a permanency,” said the 74-year-old artist. Six years later, Connors completed hundreds of sketches and paintings and selected a sampling for his […]

Guitar series starts with Trio7 on Friday

Local seven-string guitar act, Trio7, continues the Davis Art Center’s third annual Classical Guitar Ensemble Series with a performance Friday. Trio7 is known for presenting works by composers who are not associated with the guitar, and playing the pieces on extended seven-string guitars. The band also likes to entertain audiences with renditions of popular movie […]

Squeals of delight at market’s Pig Day celebration

Piglets for petting, piggy banks for painting, pig noses for wearing — it’s all about our porker friends at Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market. Here, Charlotte Sikes, 3, marvels at her pig pop Saturday with mom Belinda and twin sister Margaret. Thousands of people flocked to Central Park to enjoy the children’s arts […]

All are welcome at Soup ‘n’ Song

Senior citizens will gather at noon Tuesday to sing “the oldies” at the monthly Soup ‘n’ Song event at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event begins with a light lunch followed by singing around the piano with David Deffner and Judy Gabor.

Curtis On Tour returns to Mondavi

Curtis On Tour — a chamber group featuring faculty artists and advanced students from the famed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia — will perform three times in the Vanderhoef Studtio Theatre at the Mondavi Center during the coming week. At 11 a.m. Thursday, there will be an hourlong student matinee performance ($12 teachers, $8 […]

Free noontime gamelan performance at UC Davis

The UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble will give a free lunchtime concert at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday in Music 115 on the UC Davis campus. Gamelan refers to a traditional style of music from Indonesia, as well as describing the set of instruments themselves.  The instruments used by the ensemble for this performance come from the western […]

Festival celebrates Capay’s almond blossoms

For nearly 100 years, the annual Capay Valley Almond Festival has showcased the bucolic valley in full bloom for spring.

Collectively hosted by the communities of Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto along Highway 16, this one-of-a-kind regional festival traverses a 21-mile route, with each location offering different activities and unique atmosphere.

This year’s Almond Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 11.

The almond trees begin to flower in February and continue through March, creating a stunning backdrop for the event’s numerous activities.

Dinner to benefit YIIN’s work with migrant children

Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network will host a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. Mary Philip will prepare an Indian dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the Folklorico Latino de Woodland and the Zapato Viejo Band. There will also be a raffle. […]