Ukrainian Festival on Saturday

The Ukrainian Heritage Club is playing host to the Ukrainian Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Veteran’s Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. with a concert. The concert is $15 for adults, $10 for children 7- to 16-years old and free for those under 6. A Ukrainian […]

Point of Brew: Wandering in Wisconsin

I’m writing this in Wisconsin. I’ve been here a week. I like it. I used to come to Wisconsin on a regular basis, many years ago, when Milwaukee was the production and perhaps intellectual center of the American brewing Industry. Pabst, Schlitz and Millers, all then giants of the industry, had their business headquarters in […]

You do! You do want to see this show

In 1966 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (the guys who wrote “The Fantasticks”) wrote a little two-person show to celebrate marriage. It was based on the Jan de Hartog play, “The Fourposter” and was called “I Do! I Do!” It starred Mary Martin and Robert Preston. The show ran for 560 performances and received seven […]

Enjoy lunch and singing at Soup ‘n’ Song

“Soup ’n’ Song” renews its program at noon Tuesday, Sep. 6 at Davis Community Church fellowship hall, 412 C St., with lunch, fellowship and an hour-plus of singing “the oldies” around the piano with David Deffner. “This is a welcoming group of people, so if you’ve never attended, give us a try,” a spokeswoman says. For more […]

Popovich comedy pet show coming to Davis

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre is coming to the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., for a 7 p.m. performance Thursday, Oct. 6. The Comedy Pet Theatre features a cast of more than 30 pets, all rescued from local shelters, and transformed into international stage stars. The pets include house […]

Local authors tell us where all the pop stars have gone

Ever hear a song on the radio and wonder what happened to that recording artist? For Davis authors Marti Childs and Jeff March, their curiosity has resulted in a second book looking back at the lives of recording artists who helped provide life’s background music through the years. “Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone?” […]

Learn how to play the guitar this fall

The Davis Art Center’s fall guitar class session begins Monday, Sept. 12. This seven-week class covers foundational guitar technique, note reading, rhythm and ensemble playing. Classes are offered on Mondays for ages 7-9 (3:30-4:15 p.m.), 10-12 (4:15-5 p.m.) 13-17 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) and adults 18 and up (6:30-7:30 p.m.). The session runs through Oct. 24. The […]

Singers wanted for new Davis Chorale season

Community members who have always wanted to sing with a community chorus have an opportunity now. Auditions for the 2011-12 Davis Chorale season will take place Wednesdays, Aug. 31 and Sept. 7.  Call artistic director Alison Skinner at (530) 574-8419 to arrange for an audition time. Singers should prepare a short piece to sing and be […]

Hey-Nows! perform Friday at RootStock

The Hey-Nows!, an acoustic duo that merges a power pop attitude with an Americana sensibility to create a style of music that it calls “popabilly,” will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock in Winters. The duo plays a combination of originals and cover tunes, mixing obscure gems by the likes of Big […]

Artists will ‘paint the town’ on Sept. 10

On Saturday, Sept. 10, more than 100 artists will gather in downtown Davis to “paint the town.” The artists will be painting in every style and any medium throughout downtown as part of the ninth annual International Worldwide Paint Out. Sponsored by Utrecht Art Supplies of Sacramento, the Great California Paint Out will take place […]

Ethiopian singer performs at Sophia’s

Ethiopian-American singer and songwriter Meklit Hadero comes to Davis for the first time when she performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. downtown. Tickets are $5 each, available at Born in Ethiopia, raised in the U.S. and nurtured by San Francisco’s richly diverse arts scene, Hadero embodies […]

Crocker Museum announces fall-winter season of classical concerts

For more than 50 years, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento has hosted renowned and talented local and international musicians for monthly classical concerts. Performances highlight different musical periods, styles and instrumentation while complementing the special exhibitions and permanent collection at the museum. Concerts take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium […]

Dance students present showcase at Davis Art Center

“Latin Rhythms” is the title of Dynamic Dancing with Yvette’s seventh annual summer showcase, featuring Yolo County dancers ranging in age from 4 through adult. They’ll present ballet, belly dance, jazz and tap to songs of Latin artists and Latin music styles. The performance also will include a local belly dance troupe, the Bohemian Bellies. […]

See ‘Mary Poppins’ under the stars at Fairytale Town

The classic children’s movie “Mary Poppins” will be shown on a big outdoor screen at Fairytale Town in Sacramento at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. In the movie Julie Andrews, portrays a magical nanny, who takes two young children on an exciting adventure into playful worlds filled with eccentric characters. Since its 1964 release, this […]