Film festival Friday makes Davis’ wheels go ’round

Details What: Clips of Faith beer and film tour When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets, downtown Davis Admission: Free, with beer-tastings available for $1.25 or $5 By Steve Tracy Davis Bicycles! and the Davis Bicycle Collective are partnered with the New Belgium Brewing Company, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, […]

Dixon plans Wine and Art Stroll on Aug. 27

Members of the Downtown Dixon Business Association are busy preparing to host their ninth annual Wine and Art Stroll on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the downtown core along Highway 113. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of sipping wines and champagnes, perusing a variety of artwork, listening to music and visiting downtown […]

Winters company stages ‘Much Ado’ in the park

The Winters Theatre Company will present “Much Ado About Nothing” as this summer’s selection for the company’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Performances are Aug. 12-13 and 19-20 in the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. “Much Ado” is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies — a popularity that has […]

Listen to, and learn, Celtic music

World Music Workshop instructors — Andrea Beaton, fiddle; Aria DiSalviao, cello; and William Coulter, guitar — will present two evenings of traditional Celtic/Cape Breton tunes this month in Davis and Sacramento. The first performance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The following evening, at 7:30 p.m., […]

Solo guitarist performs at RootStock

Live music and wine-tasting are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Jazz guitarist Doug Martin, a solo performer from Stockton, is the featured musician. Martin fell in love with the guitar at the age of 12, and cites Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Norman Brown and funk […]

Davis Shakespeare camp has openings

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, in collaboration with the UC Davis Arboretum, is still accepting applications for Camp Shakespeare 2011. Youths ages 7 to 15 are invited to participate in two weeks of theater games and camp activities, and be a part of the camp production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Youths of all experience […]

Music Circus stages a rollicking ‘Oliver!’

Check it out What: “Oliver!” at Sacramento Music Circus When: Through Sunday, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $42-$74 general; $30-$35 youths; call (916) 557-1999 or visit The […]

Attractive movie heroines seen as better role models, study finds

Special to The Enterprise An Angelina Jolie character who crushes a robot in “Tomb Raider” is perceived by young women as a better role model than a mouthy Kathy Bates character who carries a gun in “Primary Colors,” a UC Davis study has found. The study, using recorded perceptions of movie clips viewed by 122 […]

If it’s summertime, it must be Shakespeare

Warm summer evenings are perfect for enjoying a Shakespeare comedy outdoors. And there are plenty of shows to choose from, whether you are interested in an informal (and inexpensive) community production close to home, or a glossier professional production at one of the well-established summer Shakespeare festivals within a day’s drive of Davis. Community shows The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival […]

Yolo County’s booth wins gold at State Fair

Yolo County took home a gold medal for its 2011 California State Fair booth in the counties’ exhibit competition with the theme: “This is How We Roll in Yolo.” Out of the 29 participating counties, Yolo County’s exhibit impressed the judges with its celebration of the many roads, bike trails, farmers markets, wineries, and sports […]

Sale of couple’s art benefits fellow residents at URC

Toby and Julius Spector, residents of the University Retirement Community in Davis, have painted all their lives. Now, the fruits of their artistic labor will help other residents of URC who have outlived their financial resources. The Spectors, both nearing their 90s, recently donated all of their artwork to URC’s foundation, specifying that the proceeds […]

Arizona author returns home

Meet the author Who: Ashley J. Barnard, author of a trilogy of contemporary fantasy novels When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 29 Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., followed by conversation at Our House, 808 Second St. The idea of returning to one’s hometown can be a scary thought for some. For writer […]

Borders seeks approval to liquidate, close stores

By Mae Anderson NEW YORK — There will be no storybook ending for Borders. The 40-year-old book seller could start shuttering its 399 remaining stores — including one in downtown Davis — as early as Friday. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain, which helped pioneer the big-box bookseller concept, is seeking court approval to sell off […]

Happy Thursday features Gwyneth & Monko

Rominger West Winery will feature live music by Gwyneth & Monko during its “Happy Thursday” event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. “Happy Thursday” features special prices for wines by the glass. For more information, visit or call (530) 747-2044.