Tickets on sale for State Fair concert series

Tickets are on sale now for a sizzling summer lineup at the 2011 State Fair Concert Series. “The State Fair is all about family, fun and value,” said Norbert J. Bartosik, State Fair CEO and general manager. “At a time when the cost of concert tickets at other venues are sky-high for even lawn seats, […]

Folk music jam planned May 27

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, 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 and squeezeboxes (you name it), and […]

Ke$ha tickets go on sale Friday

Ke$ha brings her Get $leazy Tour to the UC Davis Pavilion on Tuesday, Sept. 13, promoters announced this week. Tickets are $39.50 for general admission and go on sale Friday at the UCD box office and online at http://www.tickets.com. She’ll appear with LMFAO and Spank Rock. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at […]

In which the wine columnist makes an embarrassing confession …

I joined a wine club. The offer came through my Amtrak credit card; American Cellars Wine Club promises wonderful values — ”wines that have been chosen by our experts after extensive evaluation and tasting.” I checked out the website to find out which wines would be in my first shipment. I’d never heard of any […]

Baker teaches her final clay class at DAC

Curious about clay? All levels of sculptors and potters ages 16 and up are welcome to join the last spring session of “Wheel & Hand-Building for Teens & Adults” with Clarice Baker at the Davis Art Center. The class takes place Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 31 through June 28. The fee is […]

Longtime DAC clay teacher retires June 3

Current and former students, parents, colleagues and members of the public are invited to a retirement party for Davis Art Center clay teacher Clarice Baker. The party, hosted by DAC staff and Baker’s daughters, Laura Baker-Averett and Liz Webb, begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Art Center, 1919 F St. Those planning […]

Dance to Mumbo Gumbo at annual fundraiser

The popular band Mumbo Gumbo once again will perform at the annual “Dance for Human Rights” from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, outdoors at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Funds from the dance support humanitarian groups in El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti. Advance tickets are $15 general and $10 for students, […]

Hear guitarist at Root Stock

Live music and wine tasting are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Root Stock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. This week, guests will enjoy smooth jazz, rock, pop and classical music by guitarist Doug Martin.

Physician talks about humanitarian work in Ethiopia

Rick Hodes, a physician and humanitarian who has spent nearly 30 years helping care for the poor in Africa, will discuss his work and sign copies of his biography, “This Is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Sacramento. He’ll be at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St. (between […]

‘Two Broadscasting’ hosts ‘Tommy’ cast

Judith Plank, host of the KDRT 95.7 FM radio show “Two Broadscasting,” will interview Broadway veteran and Granada Artist-in-Residence Mindy Cooper from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 20. Cooper is the director of the UCD Theatre and Dance Department’s production of “The Who’s Tommy,” opening Thursday. Also participating in the interview will be performers Alison Sundstrom […]

Bike to the park for outdoor film fest

The Disposable Film Festival will hold a free “bike-in” screening of short films at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, in Central Park. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair to watch under the stars. The Disposable Film Festival was created in 2007 to celebrate films made on everyday equipment like cell phones, cameras and other […]

Concert features Arabic music

An evening of traditional Arabic music with the Faisal Zedan Trio is planned beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. The trio includes Zedan (pictured) on percussion, Gari Hegedus on oud and fretted instruments and Briana Di Mara on violin. They will perform a program of compositions by […]

Arrgh … watch out, mateys!

It’s the same old story you know so well — an evil queen, a poisoned apple, a beautiful princess — but with a few new twists: a mirrored magician, some mysterious mermaids, a zombie army and seven eccentric …pirates? Climb aboard for some swashbuckling fun in the summer sun as Fairytale Town presents “Snow White […]

All of Shakespeare, cooked into a two-hour parody

Check it out What: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Arboretum gazebo on Garrod Drive, UC Davis Tickets: $12 adults, $8 students, $5 children 12 and under; davis.shakespeare@gmail.com or (661) 304-4341 “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” currently being produced in the UC […]