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. […]

Conceptual artist, composer collaborate on poetry performance

Conceptual artist Diana Betancourt and composer Marc Edward Moglen will collaborate on a performance, “A Call to Humanity,” next week in Davis. Admission is free. The program of socially aware poetry with electronic music will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 […]

Fall Kindermusik classes are enrolling now

Enrollment is being accepted now for three fall Kindermusik classes for children from birth through age 7 and their parents. The program is based on research demonstrating the benefits of music at each stage of a child’s development, says instructor Amy Levin. The “Our Time” for kids ages 18 months to 3 years starts Sunday, […]

Van Hook, Cedar return to RootStock

If you missed the recent performance by Clarence Van Hook and J. Cedar, you’ll want to head to downtown Winters on Friday night for a return gig from 6 to 8 p.m. at RootStock, 22 Main St. Van Hook is a local treasure. More than 40 years ago, he was performing concerts, festivals, coffee houses, […]

Sacramento Choral Society seeks tenors, sopranos

Would you like to sing Sir William Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” great cathedral classics, along with a spectacular Christmas concert? The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra and music director Donald Kendrick are holding membership auditions for tenors and sopranos only for the 2011-12 concert season. Experienced choral singers with good music-reading skills are […]

Enjoy music, pizza, wine at Happy Thursday

Visitors to Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy tuns by the Muke Justis Band and a slice from the Caffé Italia pizza oven while they sip discounted wine by the glass. Rominger West is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Justis, a singer/songwriter […]

In search of yummy low-alcohol wines

Sylvie, almost 4, a Berkeley resident, likes to pretend she has broken a limb. I’m the doctor. Treatment consists of a round of imaginary herbs, some faux acupuncture and a bandage (or two or three). As soon as she recovers (this usually takes about 30 seconds), she becomes the doctor, and I feign a dislocated […]

Music Circus scores with this sharpshooter

Check it out What: “Annie Get Your Gun” at Sacramento’s Music Circus When: Through Sunday, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $42-$74 general; $30-$35 youths; call (916) 557-1999 or visit http://tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Yeehaw! Buffalo Bill and his […]