‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to be staged at Arboretum

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble will kick off its second season with Shakespeare’s most magical comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The human and fairy worlds collide in this hilarious and enchanted adventure through the forest inspired by what makes Davis one-of-a-kind — bicycles. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Sept. 15-Oct. 2, plus a 2 […]

Kick up your heels at weekly folk dance class

The Davis Art Center offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple — warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. This Sunday will be an all-requests night. The class is suitable for beginning […]

Spiritual figure will be in the spotlight

Shekhar Sen — a renowned multitalented singer, actor, writer and director — is traveling from India to present an inspirational one-man musical play in Hindi on the life of Kabeer. He will take the stage at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., on Wednesday. The philosopher and poet Kabeer […]

Art Center offers portrait drawing class

The Davis Art Center will offer a six-week portrait drawing class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11. Students will learn to develop a likeness through an understanding of the facial proportion of the human head. Drawings will be done in charcoal or pencil. Class participants will serve as models and […]

Free textbooks, library items available at Willett

Obsolete textbooks and items weeded from the library collection will be available for free on the quad at Willett Elementary School, 1207 Sycamore Lane, on Wednesday after school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Willett’s Back-to-School Night. For more information, call Chris Weber-Johnson at (530) 757-5460.

Film festival raised $5,400 for Davis bike groups

Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling beer and film festival, raised more than $5,400 — about $1,000 more than last year — for Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective on July 22 in Central Park. The national tour, which will travel to 18 cities this year, showcases films created by New Belgium’s filmmaking fans, […]

Enjoy the best of Broadway with ‘Musical World’

The 2011 Best of Broadway musical revue, “Musical World,” is preparing for its 38th season of dazzling song-and-dance productions at its new home with the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival as co-producers. The shows will be at 7:30 p.m., on Sept. 16-18 and 23-35 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, 7991 California […]

Rust featured at First Friday art event

Main Street Café in Woodland will host a First Friday Art Walk event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Community members are invited to meet local artist Lee Ann Rust and enjoy some wine and cheese. The cafe is at 537B Main St. Rust has worked in a variety of media, including hand-made paper art, […]

Hear The Honey Badgers, Nikki Maoz at Thursday Live! concert

Watermelon Music’s home-grown band, The Honey Badgers, make their debut appearance at Thursday Live! on Thursday evening at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Opening up the evening will be Nikki Maoz, lead singer of Whirl. Thursday Live! is a continuing series of concerts on the first Thursday of every month. All shows […]

International film series returns Friday

The International Film Series starts its 15th year with “The Cats of Mirikitani” on Friday. A 2006 U.S. film, it was directed by Linda Hattendorf. Films are shown on the first and third Friday nights of each month, from September through June, at International House, 10 College Park. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., and […]

Over Forté swings at Picnic in the Park

Over Forté will liven up Central Park on Wednesday with traditional jazz music, Dixieland, swing and blues tunes at Picnic in the Park, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The park is at Third and C streets in downtown Davis. The group performs regularly at the the Yolo County Fair, Woodland’s Stroll through History, and Woodland […]

Michaels hosts free craft events

Michaels art supply stores will present several free craft events over the next few weeks. The nearest Michaels is in Woodland in the Gateway shopping Center near County Road 102 and Interstate 5. The first few events are for adults only. On Sunday, from 2 to 3 p.m., a ribbon demonstration is planned. Participants will […]

Woodland Chamber Singers start rehearsals

The Woodland Chamber Singers, under the artistic direction of Lenore Heinson, is accepting new singers for its 2011 fall season. Community members and young adults ages 17 and older are welcome to join this non-auditioned 50-member chorus that performs throughout Yolo County. Holiday and spring concerts are presented at the Woodland Opera House. Rehearsals begin […]

YoloArts gets $10,000 state grant

YoloArts, a nonprofit organization based in Woodland, has received a $10,000 grant to enrich the local community through the arts. The funds were awarded by the California Arts Council and will be used to pay for artist workshops, public lectures, business workshops for artists, a gallery lecture series on how to buy art, and live performance […]