Acme weaves dark fairy tales, Third Street fantasy

Details * What: Acme Theatre Company’s summer shows, “Shane of Third Street” and “The Secret in the Wings” * When: 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday * When: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis * How much: $12 general, $10 senior citizens, $8 students; pay-what-you can admission at 2 p.m. […]

New cookbook by Brennan and Evans available for free online

A free copy of the new cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans — featuring recipes that were developed in the Davis school district’s kitchens in cooperation with Rafaelita Curva and the district’s nutrition staff — is available on the Center for EcoLiteracy’s website. “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” is a 153-page, illustrated […]

Three Davis artists featured at S.F. craft show

Works by Davis artists Tom and Sara Post and John Deveer will be among the one-of-a-kind handmade work from some of America’s best craft artisans on show and sale at the annual American Craft Council Show in San Francisco. The largest juried craft show in the West runs Aug. 12-14 at Fort Mason Center, and […]

There’s ‘Much Ado’ in Winters beginning Friday

Details What: William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 12-13 and 19-20 Where: Outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters; bring a blanket and a low lawn chair, plus a picnic dinner Tickets: $5 general, free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult […]

Community invited to free outdoor concert Thursday

Wonderbread 5, a popular dance band, will perform at the UC Davis Health System’s fifth annual outdoor concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Held on the lawn behind Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California at 45th and X streets on the UC Davis Sacramento campus, the concert is free and open to the public. Participants […]

Rolling Fork Blues entertains marketgoers Wednesday

Classic blues will permeate Central Park on Wednesday evening when Rolling Fork Blues Revue performs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Picnic in the Park, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. This four-piece Northern California combo brings to life the classic Chicago blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, the Memphis sounds of B.B. King and […]

Davis Children’s Chorale seeks new singers

The Davis Children’s Chorale is looking for new members. An auditioned choir for children ages 8 to 14, the chorale is accepting students from Davis and the surrounding areas for the upcoming school year. Singers rehearse once or twice a week, depending on their age, attend a weekend retreat in the mountains, and sing in […]

Paul Reubens cancels Mondavi date

Comedian Paul Reubens, best known for his Pee-wee Herman character, has canceled his Dec. 3 appearance at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Paul Reubens will no longer be presenting at the Mondavi Center at that time,” a spokeswoman announced. Tickets for the performance had not yet […]

Cool Davis Festival celebrates healthy paths to a low-carbon life

Did you know transportation-related carbon emissions compose more than 50 percent of the average Davis household’s carbon footprint? Just getting out of your car and onto your bike can make both you and the planet healthier. Did you know the average family emits 2.25 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year just by consuming processed […]

‘The Change-Up’: Same old, same old

‘The Change-Up’ 2.5 stars Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin Rating: R, for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, nudity and drug use “The Change-Up” makes me want to gather signatures for a petition to be circulated throughout Hollywood, demanding a moratorium on three things: * Body-swap movies. I […]

Kids can create ‘dog-gone’ sidewalk art

Inspired by the colorful canine art of Roy de Forest, children are invited to paint temporary chalk murals from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday outside the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The cost is $5 for Pence members or $6 for the general public. Kids and their parents can check out art […]

Chamber ensemble performs free concert Sept. 8

The Pacific Coast Winds, a chamber music ensemble made up of musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Under the direction of Capt. Haley Armstrong, the group consists of […]

Point of brew: Raw milk, raw beer — different things!

In 1989, Jack McAuliffe, truly the first craft brewer of the modern era with his New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma, gave me a copy of “Studies on Fermentation” by Faulkner and Robb. The book is dated 1879. What makes the book interesting is that it is the first translation into English of Louis Pasteur’s […]

Acme opens two summer shows Friday

Acme Theatre Company will open its production of “Shane of Third Street” by Briandaniel Oglesby and “The Secret in the Wings” by Mary Zimmerman on Friday. The plays will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and 12-14 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 13. All performances will be at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, […]