And they all lived happily ever after …

Davis High School drama students present “A Fairytale Frenzy: A Children’s Carnival” on Sunday in Central Park. The fundraiser is the students’ first for their big trip next summer to Scotland, to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

After an anonymous nomination by a Davis community member and a lengthy application process, the DHS drama department was accepted for the Scottish arts festival last May.

Sunday’s activities included performances by the theater troupe Fairie Tales on Request, hair braiding, face painting, races, arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

Elly Awards go to Woodland, Davis theater companies

Actors, producers, directors, designers, dancers, choreographers and playwrights for Sacramento regional community theater were honored Sunday night at the 29th annual Elly Awards at the Crest Theater. Named for Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrate excellence in Sacramento regional community theater. The Woodland […]

Art Center offers folk dance class

The Davis Art Center offers a six-week beginning folk dance class from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 4 and continuing through Nov. 8. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dance from many countries in a fun social environment. The class, taught by Barbara Linderholm, is a good transition into Davis Art […]

Novelist Franzen to open speaker series

Award-winning novelist Jonathan Franzen will open the Mondavi Center’s distinguished speaker series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Franzen’s 2001 novel, “The Corrections,” won the National Book Award for fiction and was nominated or was a finalist for, among others, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2005, […]

Wayne Shorter graces Mondavi stage Saturday

A longtime mover-and-shaker in modern jazz, saxophonist Wayne Shorter brings his quartet to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. From his early work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, through his performances as a member of Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet to co-founding the fusion-era super-group Weather Report in 1970, Shorter has been a leading figure […]

Craft Center looks at corsets as art

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Of Corset” — an exhibit of corsets as undergarment, outerwear, costume and art object — by Craft Center staff members Kaleigh Brady, Clinton Gibson, Sarah Beth Rawls, Laura Reyes,Jennifer Rutherford and Carrie Tamber. The exhibit opened Monday and will continue through Friday, Oct. 28. The artists will […]

Environmental Film Festival returns to Davis on Oct. 13

Details What: Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 each, available online and at the door Inspirational films that share stories about the environment and community participation will be […]

Three Holy Land documentaries air in October

“Tragedy in the Holy Land — Other Ways to Peace with Justice?” is the theme of a series of documentaries to be shown in Davis during October. Each show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $10.50 general, $8 for senior citizens and students. Those who […]

Enjoy an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station

Soroptimist International of Woodland will host an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station, County Roads 98 and 29, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Guests will enjoy barbecued tri-tip or chicken, beans, potato salad and a beverage while being entertained with classic rock and oldies by the band, Mr. Chitlin, on the shady outdoor back patio […]

June and Jean Millington are playing ‘like a girl’

June and Jean Millington, founding members of the pioneering rock band Fanny, come to Winters at 8 p.m. Saturday to promote their new CD, “Play Like a Girl.” It’s a special homecoming performance at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. The sisters started their first all-girl band at McClatchy High in Sacramento, June attended UC […]

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Cemetery welcomes all to celebration of life

Live violin and mandolin world fusion music by Bob Wren, spoken word poetry and a community art show are planned as part of the Davis Cemetery’s third annual celebration of life. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Admission to the performances and the […]

Fitz Gibbon is part of ceramics exhibition in San Francisco

Davis will be represented at The Ceramics Annual of America 2011 exhibition and art fair next month in San Francisco. The event spotlights the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics from around the world, including works from China, Korea, Mexico, Australia and Italy. Work by Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon will be […]

Dancers get ready to take the stage Saturday

Tickets are still available for Everybody Dance Now!, the second annual Davis High School Jazz Choir dance competition, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” this one-night dance competition is open […]