Greg Willett Trio makes it a Happy Thursday

Rominger West Winery invites local residents to celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests may treat themselves to discounted wine by the glass, appetizers from Stone Soup Catering and jazz and pop tunes by the trio. For more information, visit

Indie folk/roots/Americana duo come to Davis

Portland, Ore.-based duo Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks are celebrating the release of their debut full-length album, “Take The Air” (Waterbug Records), with a national tour that comes to Davis on Tuesday, April 24. They’ll perform at Armadillo Music, 205 F St. Rawling, a vintage American folk and old-time country singer, joins Parks, a string player […]

Soul/blues artist performs Friday at The Palms

Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will celebrate the release of his blistering Alligator Records debut CD, “Soul Shot,” with a performance Friday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. Winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado mixes R&B, funk and blues with a delivery that is raw and […]

Melodrama set for Winters dinner theater

Mark your calendars: On Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, the Winters Theatre Company will perform an original melodrama, “Green Gold of the Valley,” written by Germaine Hupe. This is a classic melodrama with evil villains, sweet heroines and handsome heroes. The audience will be encouraged to “boo” and “hiss” to their hearts’ content. Dinner will […]

An artistic glimpse behind the Cuban curtain

“Fashion is not something that exists in clothing only. Fashion has to do with ideas, with the way we live, with what is happening. Clothing tells the truth about an age.” — Bjork By E. Emmet Brady Heather Caswell has always envisioned The Wardro­be, her downtown Davis fashion boutique, as more than just a retail […]

Chamber Music Society performs Saturday in Davis

Details What: Sacramento Chamber Music Society When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road Tickets: $28 general, $22 seniors, $12 students, available at the door Info: The Sacramento Chamber Music Society will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, repeating a concert it performed […]

Film series shows ‘The Station Agent’

“The Station Agent,” a 2003 American film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. […]

Holiday Sale application period opens June 1; workshops set to make Green Table items

Calling all vendors! The Davis Art Center’s 22nd annual Holiday Sale application period opens June 1. Special consideration will be given this year to non-jewelry vendors in response to feedback from the community requesting a more diverse selection of goods. An application form will be available online at The Holiday Sale is the Davis […]

Yodeling lessons offered Wednesday

Do you want to learn how to yodel? Sticky Vikki and the Pinecones will offer free yodeling lessons at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The band will play from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Spring and late-winter vegetables and fruits—asparagus, snap peas, strawberries and more — plus local […]

Experience the Titanic at Davis library

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, local residents are invited to travel back in time with the Yolo County Library on the most fascinating voyage of an era, through a multi-faceted, interactive program — “The Titanic: Ship of Dreams” — for children age 8 and older. The program will […]

‘The Cabin in the Woods': Ghoulish and giddy

“The Cabin in the Woods” 4 stars Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams Rating: R, for strong, gory horror violence, profanity, drug use, sexuality and brief nudity Folks will chortle — quite enthusiastically — about this one for a while. Although looking every inch like a […]

Mondavi swaps performances in May

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits trio will replace the previously scheduled performances of Supergenerous on Wednesday to Friday, May 16-18, officials at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts have announced. All performances will take place at 8 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Since arriving in the United States in 1980 from his […]

Behind the canvas: Plans underway for new art spaces

Imagine witnessing Monet paint his famous lily pads or Wayne Thiebaud put brush to canvas to create his well-known birthday cake series.

Soon, downtown Davis will have a place where visitors can watch budding artists working on their next masterpiece.

A group of artists have banded together to rent out a block of storefronts in the Court ‘N Cedar building at 231 G St. to transform them into “open door” work spaces and art studios where the public can come to watch the artists in action, view their finished (and unfinished) work and perhaps even buy a piece or two.

No more vintage years for Rominger West Winery

The Rominger West Winery soon will be no more. The “Yolo-grown” venture was launched in 2004 and boasted an East Davis tasting room that has hosted countless concerts, fundraisers and community events, as well as private parties. Co-founder and winemaker Mark West said Thursday that a change of ownership is still a possibility. But if […]