Hear folk music at UCD Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 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 […]

Budding stars can hone their craft

It’s time to sign up now for fall theater, dance and voice classes at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Classes include “Creative Drama” for children ages 7 to 9 and “Improv Mania” for children ages 10 to 14. “Creative Drama” is designed to develop the young actor’s creativity and confidence […]

Davis author plans book-signing

Davis author Jerry Fishman will present his book, “How Nixon Taught America to do the Kent State Mambo,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “How Nixon Taught America to do the Kent State Mambo” is a fantasy history of the Kent State massacre in which […]

Dunn’s photos on display at Gallery 1855

Jim Dunn, a premier avian photographer, will show his work throughout September at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for the artist on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open Mondays […]

Chamber Music Society begins 25th season in September

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will begin its 25th anniversary season with a concert Saturday, Sept. 17, at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. There will be six programs by the Chamber Music Society in Davis this year, with artists including violinist and artistic director William Barbini and violinist Kineko Okumura, both veteran performers and […]

Auditions set for ‘Junky’s Last Stand’

Auditions are scheduled in the coming week for teenagers and young adults to play all the characters in the upcoming theatrical production of “Junky’s Last Stand.” The performance is part of the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The festival is an opportunity to introduce […]

Fun at the fair

Pioneer High School FFA member Sami Stephens, 16, practices her roping skills at the Yolo County Fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Woodland. Admission is free. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo  

Davis Art Center exhibits images of grief

Immediately following the events of 9/11, “missing persons” signs covered New York City — later becoming shrines to the victims of the horrific events. According to local artist and Davis Art Center patron and teacher Marcia Ruth, these shrines — though temporary — continue to act as the emblematic artwork associated with the tragedy, living […]

Fright Night: Bloody good fun

1985′s “Fright Night” was a macabre delight: a smart blend of nerd humor and unexpectedly gory shocks, which made it a minor classic in the horror comedy sub-genre. This one’s better. I can cite several reasons for this sequel’s success, starting with director Craig Gillespie’s crisp pacing and Marti Noxon’s slick script, cleverly adapted and […]

Leaks prompt removal of Mondavi Center’s sandstone tiles

The curtain is going up on a big show outside the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. In this case, the curtain is scaffolding all along the building’s south wall, from the ground to the roof. Workers will be removing all of the sandstone — an estimated 50,000 tiles — to repair the waterproofing underneath. […]

Pence Gallery holds silent auction fundraiser

The Pence Gallery will hold its annual art auction gala Saturday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Patrons may preview the art beginning Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art forms available include painting, mosaics, ceramics, photography, textiles and sculpture. Silent bidding begins Saturday […]

Pleasant Valley Boys perform the old-fashioned way

The Pleasant Valley Boys bring their traditional bluegrass from the 1940s to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. The band features Matt Dudman, on mandolin and lead vocals; Jim Allison, on fiddle and harmonies; George Goodell, on banjo […]

Teen rock concert kicks off new school year

Local teens will kick off the school year by showing off their music stylings Saturday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. in a rock concert at RockBand University, 720 Olive Drive #H. The concert is $5 with performances by Eluminati, Eulogy and Spectrum. The Facebook Event page with more information is http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229904480378992.

Winters Theatre Company holds open auditions

The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Fruitcakes,” a comedy by Julian Wiles, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 6-7, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters. Performances will take place on Nov. 18-19, 25-27 and Dec. 2-4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Roles are […]