Try Holly’s Hill for delicious summer Rhone varietals

I’m sure you’ve had the experience of hearing a new word or hearing about a writer or a band or a restaurant and suddenly it comes at you from everywhere. My most recent instance: Mary and John, regulars at Monticello’s Tuesday wine-tastings, had been raving about Holly’s Hill Vineyards outside of Placerville. They liked Holly’s […]

Beauty pageant benefits leukemia research

Tickets are still available for the first “Princess of Hope” charity beauty pageant, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Youths ages 3-18 are competing. The pageant will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Opera House, Second and Main streets in downtown Woodland. Tickets are $16 general and $10 for children 12 and […]

Local booksellers and buyers reposition as Borders liquidates

The current liquidation of Border Books & Music is opening up business opportunities for several downtown Davis merchants. The biggest beneficiary could be The Avid Reader, a bookstore established in 1987. “We’re coming up on 25 years,” said owner Alzada Knickerbocker. The Avid Reader thrived as a local independent bookseller — until the 20,000-square-foot Borders […]

Whymcycles film screens Wednesday

“Whymcycles: A Boy and His Bikes,” a short film by Nicolette Daskalakis about Davis resident/bike creator Peter Wm. Wagner, will premiere at Bike Forth, 1221 1/2 Fourth St. in Davis, at the intersection with L Street, at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Final closing date for county fair entries is Aug. 5

Adult and junior agriculture, horticulture and floriculture entries are due by Friday, Aug. 5, for this year’s Yolo County Fair competition. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties may participate. Catalogs are available at the fair office and online at yolocountyfair.net. Entries may be dropped off at the fair office, 1125 East St. […]

2011 Yolo fair entries sought from home winemakers

The organizers of the 11th annual Yolo County Fair Amateur Winemaker competition are seeking entries for the event, which runs Aug. 17-21 in Woodland. Entry forms are due to the fair offices, 1125 East St. in Woodland, by Friday, Aug 5. Entry forms can be found on the fair’s website, www.yolocountyfair.com or by calling the […]

Davis Art Center’s Junk 2 Genius features more junk, teams and treasure

Special to the Enterprise For one night out the year, the Davis Art Center becomes a bustling recycling facility. Only instead of melting down bottles and cans, community members are diving into piles of trash and quickly churning out elaborate and inventive sculptures — things like whales, mini-rollercoasters and quirky creatures. Junk 2 Genius 2011 […]

Band plays outdoor concert Thursday in Winters

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues with a free outdoor performance by the Woodland Community Band at 7 p.m. Thursday. The concert is at the Rotary Park Gazebo on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center. The all-ages band is under the direction of Bobby Rogers, music […]

Rising country star will sing at The Grad

Nashville recording artist David Nail and his band will perform a live concert Thursday at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The Missouri-born Nail bridges the gap between traditional country and the soulful stylings of a Lionel Richie and Ray Charles, and includes among his musical influences Glen Campbell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and the […]

Marcia Ball will bang out some blues

Marcia Ball,” dubbed “the hottest blues, rhythm and blues, funky piano player this side of Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland) himself,” will perform at The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The historic venue is at 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. A Louisiana native who has lived in Austin, Texas, for several years, […]

Acme opens two plays for a summer run

Check it out What: Acme Theatre Company’s productions of “Shane of Third Street” and “The Secret in the Wings” When: 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6, 12-14, 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 13 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 for students, available at door Acme Theatre Company will open its […]

Barnyard Theatre is back, with a twist

Barnyard Theatre, the charming, quirky group that performs out at Schmeiser’s Barn on County Road 31 west of Davis every summer, is back for its eighth season. This summer, Barnyard folks will compress a summer of theater into one intense weeklong festival. The festival opens with a screening of Barnyard Theatre’s movie, “Princess Daisy,” at […]

Jump blues, silly songs at market

Shayna and the Bulldog bring their jump blues music to Picnic in the Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The Hoots — which includes all the Shayna and the Bulldog band members — will open the evening’s musical performance with a set of children’s songs that […]

DMTC’s young performers present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

The time-tested musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will be staged this month by the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater. The company is made up of local youths ages 7 to 17. In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit […]