Poignant stories told in ‘Asian Voices’

Check it out What: “Asian Voices Greatest Hits” When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Where: Multipurpose room at the new Student Community Center, UC Davis Admission: Free, but seating is limited Be advised: The show contains some adult language and material A fierce Chinese-American woman who wants to change the world yet is haunted by […]

Patterson to perform house concert on March 17

Diane Patterson will perform a house concert at the N Street Cohousing’s Common House in Davis at 8 p.m. Saturday. Patterson is a singer/songwriter who performs folk/rock/alternative music that has been described as “Joni Mitchell meets Ani DiFranco.” As a promoter of sustainable living, upcycling and open space technology, this intimate performance is appropriately “green” […]

Hear klezmer music Sunday on authentic instruments

An evening of klezmer music with Veretski Pass is planned Sunday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Doors open at 7 p.m. The featured performers include Cookie Segelstein, on 19th century violin and viola; Stuart Brotman, on bass, basy and baraban; and Joshua Horowitz, on tsimbl and 19th century accordion. […]

Freak folk show set Saturday at G Street Wunderbar

Details What: Seth Faergolzia, formerly of Davis; and John Lundington; and Be Brave Bold Robot Where: G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis When: 10 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Saturday Cost: No cover charge; only those age 21 and up will be admitted Musicians Seth Faergolzia and John Ludington, along with Be Brave […]

Yum! Cookbook showcases farmers market

When the Davis Farmers Market celebrates the debut of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” on Saturday, April 7, it will be the first of several events to showcase the new volume.

Co-authors Georgeanne Brennan, an award-winning cookbook author and Winters resident, and Ann Evans, former Davis mayor and food activist, will be on hand to sign cookbooks. Customers with cookbook gift cards purchased from the market can redeem them at the market shed in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis.

Chefs from the UC Davis Dining Commons will offer tastes …

City offers free family movie night April 21

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites local residents to bring the entire family to a free showing of “How To Train Your Dragon” on Saturday, April 21, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. No outside food or drinks […]

Photos on exhibit at Gallery 1855

Framed photographs by Tim Messick and Rick York will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout March. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for the artists from […]

‘Alice in Wonderland’ auditions scheduled

The Davis Musical Theatre Company Young Performers Theatre will hold auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. All auditions will be at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The show, which will be presented April 28-May 20, will be […]

Snoop Dogg, Larry the Cable Guy star at Dixon May Fair

DIXON — Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and comedian Larry the Cable Guy will headline this year’s Dixon May Fair — although not together. Snoop Dogg, who will soon release his 11th studio album, “Doggumentary,” will perform Wednesday, May 9, in the fair’s arena. Larry the Cable Guy — known for his signature phrase “get-er-done,” will […]

Hear bluegrass at The Palms

Take two longtime friends, add a prodigious amount of musical talent and experience born from decades of playing with some of the finest bluegrass and country bands on the national and international scene, stir, place on a stage for a few hours, and the tasty product is an evening of music that transcends performance into […]

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, March 10, at the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in Davis. The […]

Point of Brew: Pepper-spraying the brand

In Time magazine this week, the Lightbox image, just inside the front cover, is a beautiful photograph taken inside St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican; it shows Pope Benedict XVI at the papal altar under the magnificent Bernini canopy at a ceremony to elevate 22 clerics to the rank of cardinal. In a glorious sea […]

Pig out at the Farmers Market on Saturday

Oink, oink. Saturday is Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market, one of the market’s most popular annual events. Visitors will find baby pigs, people in pig costumes and pig-out eats at the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. “Pig Day is so unique, and […]

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‘The Voice of the Cello’ concerts set this weekend

Sacramento Baroque Soloists complete their 10th season with “The Voice of the Cello” on Saturday and Sunday in Sacramento and Fair Oaks. Featuring cellists Michael Lawson and John Lutterman, the concert explores the range and intimacy of the cello. This year’s program will include late 17th century works by composers Vivaldi, Somis, Boismortier, Barriere and […]