Take a Halloween Walk with Shakespearean actors

Intrepid adventurers are invited to join the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble in the Shields Oak Grove at the UC Davis Arboretum for an interactive theatrical journey through the scary side of Shakespeare, with ghosts, villains and black magic. The Halloween Walks begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Monday, Oct. 31, in the Shields Oak […]

Poetry reading, dance performance kick off Davis Jazz Festival

Neeli Cherkovski, a poet, critic, memoirist and literary biographer, will read from his work Friday night in Davis as part of the fifth annual Davis Jazz Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation. The 7 p.m. reading will be preceded by a 6:45 p.m. performance by the Linda Bair Dance Company of “One Mad Brunette at the […]

Nachmanoff kick-starts his new CD with a quintessential Davis party

Folk singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff grew up in the suburbs of Virginia, but he’s a self-proclaimed “Davis guy.” It’s fitting that a Davis guy would have his CD release show at a quintessential Davis venue, the N Street Cohousing Common House; show time is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 716 N St. Admission is $20 donation […]

‘MST3K’ creators bring show to Mondavi

“Cinematic Titanic” — Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinsten, Mary Jo Pehl, Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, stars of the cult classic television show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” will bring their movie mocking to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday. They’ll riff live beside a screen showing the 1972 science fiction bomb “Doomsday Machine.” From […]

Youths can audition for ‘Madeline’s Christmas’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Storybook Theatre has announced auditions for “Madeline’s Christmas,” directed by Jeni Price, with musical direction by Jenny Reuter and choreography by Jocelyn Price. “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” So begins the delightful story of “Madeline’s Christmas.” […]

Author speaks Saturday at The Avid Reader

Author Kathleen Barry will discuss her recent book, “Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers, and Ourselves” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Barry’s talk is sponsored by the Davis Peace Coalition. For more information, visit davispeace.org.

Folk musicians jam at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments — fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, squeeze boxes, you name it — and play together informally over the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the UC Davis Arboretum. The free jam session will take place at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis […]

Thousands enjoyed library’s summer reading program

The Yolo County Library’s 2011 summer reading program was a resounding success, officials report. Community participation shows how relevant the library is to all ages, Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong says. In all seven communities with county branch libraries, 624 children up to age 5, 1,344 children ages 6 to 12, 282 teens and 199 […]

Are you looking for a good book group?

What makes a successful book group? Reading preferences, selection process, meeting logistics and discussion facilitation early on create groups that are well-run, interesting and rewarding, Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong says. A book group orientation meeting, designed for those wishing to create a book group or those searching for the right group, will take place […]

Sacramento Choral Society opens season at cathedral

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra will begin its new season with a pair of performances, at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. The program, titled “Canticles of Praise,” will feature “Chichester Psalms,” a 20-minute choral work with a Hebrew text composed […]

Winters Harvest Festival celebrates the season

Local farmers, artisans, wineries and restaurants join to celebrate the fall season at the Winters Harvest Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Vendors will be on the first block of East Main Street in downtown Winters. The event is presented by the Winters Chamber of Commerce and the Winters Healthcare Foundation to celebrate […]

Trokanski presents ‘Sheep/Wolves’ as fall dance performance

Check it out What: “Sheep/Wolves/We the People” When: Preview: 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Regular: 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12 Where: Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, Davis Tickets: $10 in advance at the workshop or at the door, 30 minutes before showtime The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre opens its 2011-12 season with the premiere […]

We’ve got a lot of livin’ to do at DMTC

Rock ‘n’ roll’s first Broadway musical comes to the Davis Musical Theatre Company, when the Tony Award-winning “Bye Bye Birdie” takes the stage Nov. 4-27. Directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by Chris Congdon, “Bye Bye Birdie” is a ripped-from-the-headlines satire from the 1950s. When an over-the-top rocker is drafted into the […]

Chorale presents free concerts in November

The community is invited to a free concert, “Remembrances: Songs of Love and Faith,” performed by the Davis Community Chorale at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Conducted by artistic director Alison Skinner, the 60-member chorale will sing the “Liebeslieder Waltzes” by Brahms […]