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 www.sophiasthaikitchen.com. 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 […]

Catfish and Friends visit market Wednesday

Catfish and Friends bring their old-time rock, blues, folk and Grateful Dead tunes to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Catfish and Friends are longtime veterans of the Northern California music scene and this is their second appearance at Picnic in the Park. […]

Tickets still on sale for Ke$ha’s UCD concert

Tickets are still available for pop star Ke$ha’s “Get $leazy Tour,” which comes to The Pavilion at UC Davis on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Appearing with Ke$ha are LMFAO and Spank Rock. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.50, available at the UC Davis box office and all […]

Miranda Cosgrove date at Mondavi scrubbed due to broken ankle

Teenage pop star and actress Miranda Cosgrove, who suffered a broken ankle last Thursday during a tour bus accident in Illinois, will not be able to perform at her scheduled Aug. 26 appearance in Davis. Cosgrove’s tour is on hold for the moment, and Another Planet Entertainment, which had rented the Mondavi Center for her […]

World premiere set for Davis Farmers Market film

Downtown Davis will host the world premiere of “Farmers’ Markets: Love at First Bite,” a 26-minute documentary about the nationally recognized Davis market, on Sunday, Sept. 18. The event will begin with a 7:30 p.m. reception featuring food and drinks from Davis Farmers Market farmers and sellers in front of the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second […]

Teen bands attack summer’s end with DAC concert

Check it out What: DAC Summer Attack! teen concert When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Cost: $7 admission plus entry into raffle or $5 for admission to concert only. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at snack bar. Info: (530) 756-4100; www.davisartcenter.org Five teen bands will […]

Joy Kills Sorrow plays The Palms on Aug. 25

Boston-based string band Joy Kills Sorrow will perform songs from their sophomore studio full-length album, “This Unknown Science,” at a concert later this month at The Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters. The band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $15. The early twenty-somethings comprising the band Joy Kills Sorrow deliver […]

Contemporary linocuts on exhibit at Davis Community Gallery

The Davis Community Gallery will host an exhibit of contemporary linocut prints by artist Jesús Cruz Jr., kicking it off with an artists’ reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The prints will be on exhibit at the gallery inside Davis Community Clinic through Nov. 4. T-shirts and linocut print cards will be […]

Yolo County Fair is a diamond in the rough

Check it out What: Yolo County Fair When: Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 21 Where: Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Woodland How much: Admission is free, but carnival coupons are $15 until 5 p.m. opening day. Tickets for the Motocross Extreme Show, demolition derbies and opening night gala are on sale at the fair office, 1125 […]

Down-home tunes featured at Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival

String-band songster and Davis favorite Stevie Coyle will be joined by national fingerstyle guitar champion Todd Hallawell for a summer evening’s taste of the Barnyard Acoustic Music Festival. The barn concert begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the historic Schmeiser barn, 35125 County Road 31, west of Davis. It is co-sponsored by Barnyard […]

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 […]