Folk musicians will jam in Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 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 […]

Robertson shares Lightroom insights at Woodland Camera Forum

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a program on the Adobe Lightroom photography processing program, demonstrated by David L. Robertson, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The event is free of charge and open to photographers of all skill levels, who would like to learn more about post-processing of […]

‘The Help’: The power of friendship

‘The Help’ 4.5 stars Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O’Reilly, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson Rating: PG-13, for thematic elements Certain historical flashpoints become such an iconic part of our cultural awareness that we cannot help being engaged by stories that spring from them. Race relations […]

Book tells Sonoma’s story through photos

“Sonoma,” a book that brings together master photography and wine-making, will be showcased at a book-signing from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Photographer Andy Katz will talk about how the book came to be. “Year in and year out, the drama of the […]

Single tickets for Mondavi performers are on sale now

Single tickets for the 2011-12 season at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis are now on sale to the public. Tickets are available at the Mondavi Center ticket office at (530) 754-2787 and at MondaviArts.org. The Mondavi Center’s 10th season runs from Sept. 21 to May 19, and features […]

Get ready to shake it up: Winters Earthquake Festival is Friday

Summer is just about over when Winters’ downtown Main Street fills up at the end of August, and the community gathers to enjoy plenty of food, friends and free entertainment. It’s the Earthquake Street Festival, one of the biggest events of the year in Winters, and this year’s street party starts shaking it up at […]

Stories come alive in children’s art

Just in time for the start of the school year, “The Story Grove” will welcome students back to the library at Montgomery Elementary School in South Davis. Two teaching artists have installed a ceramic mural created last school year by students who were in kindergarten, first and second grades. JuliAnn Blanco and Rene Martucci of […]

Hear Cold Shot this weekend

Fans of Cold Shot, a Davis-based duo, will have three opportunities to enjoy their music this weekend. On Friday, Cold Shot will perform at a patio party from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Little Prague, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The later hours are open only […]

Teen bands showcased at Summer Attack! concert

Five teen bands will end their summer vacations on a high note next week, taking over the Davis Art Center’s indoor stage to present an evening of creative rock and roll. The third annual Summer Attack! teen concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at 1919 F St. Admission is $7 with entry into […]

Get those fair entries ready

Individual exhibits for the Yolo County Fair are due on the following dates, fair staffers say: * Monday from 1 to 8 p.m.: Adult exhibitors’ baked foods will be received at Home Arts Building; adult agriculture and horticulture will be received at north door of Ag-Business Building; and junior exhibitors’ baked foods, canned foods, agriculture […]

The school of hard rocks

Joshua Lara, left, Matt Lara, Joaquin Manzanilla, Santi Foosruss, Zach Johnson and Alex Timmon perform Friday evening at the Rock Band University concert at the E Street Plaza. Rock Band U is open to musicians 8 to 18 years old, who have knowledge of basic chords. Classes teach technique to timing. At the end of […]

Indie and folk music thrive at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Wondering where to go for some quality entertainment this weekend? Look no further than Sophia’s Thai Kitchen at 129 E St. — one of the region’s hotspots for live indie and folk music. The popular Thai restaurant is quickly becoming better known for its cutting-edge music than its cuisine among Davis’ drinking-aged music listeners. Sophia’s […]

Woodland festival celebrates ‘Year of the Tomato’

Take a bite What: Fourth annual Woodland Tomato Festival, featuring a restaurant salsa competition, Top Tomato Chef contest, public tomato tasting, live entertainment, children’s activities and a farmers market When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Freeman Park, Sixth and Main streets in downtown Woodland WOODLAND — On a recent sunny summer morning, a […]

Zapato Viejo performs at Village Homes

Village Homes Performers Circle will meet from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in Davis. This free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and takes place on the fourth Monday of each month (except December). Sign-up performances are from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Featured acts perform from 8:30 to 9 p.m. […]