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 […]

Robertson shares Lightroom insights at Woodland Camera Forum

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a program on the Adobe Lightroom photography processing program, demonstrated by David L. Robertson, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The event is free of charge and open to photographers of all skill levels, who would like to learn more about post-processing of […]

‘The Help’: The power of friendship

‘The Help’ 4.5 stars Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O’Reilly, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson Rating: PG-13, for thematic elements Certain historical flashpoints become such an iconic part of our cultural awareness that we cannot help being engaged by stories that spring from them. Race relations […]

Book tells Sonoma’s story through photos

“Sonoma,” a book that brings together master photography and wine-making, will be showcased at a book-signing from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Photographer Andy Katz will talk about how the book came to be. “Year in and year out, the drama of the […]

Single tickets for Mondavi performers are on sale now

Single tickets for the 2011-12 season at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis are now on sale to the public. Tickets are available at the Mondavi Center ticket office at (530) 754-2787 and at MondaviArts.org. The Mondavi Center’s 10th season runs from Sept. 21 to May 19, and features […]

Get ready to shake it up: Winters Earthquake Festival is Friday

Summer is just about over when Winters’ downtown Main Street fills up at the end of August, and the community gathers to enjoy plenty of food, friends and free entertainment. It’s the Earthquake Street Festival, one of the biggest events of the year in Winters, and this year’s street party starts shaking it up at […]

Stories come alive in children’s art

Just in time for the start of the school year, “The Story Grove” will welcome students back to the library at Montgomery Elementary School in South Davis. Two teaching artists have installed a ceramic mural created last school year by students who were in kindergarten, first and second grades. JuliAnn Blanco and Rene Martucci of […]

Hear Cold Shot this weekend

Fans of Cold Shot, a Davis-based duo, will have three opportunities to enjoy their music this weekend. On Friday, Cold Shot will perform at a patio party from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Little Prague, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The later hours are open only […]

Teen bands showcased at Summer Attack! concert

Five teen bands will end their summer vacations on a high note next week, taking over the Davis Art Center’s indoor stage to present an evening of creative rock and roll. The third annual Summer Attack! teen concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at 1919 F St. Admission is $7 with entry into […]