Sactopalooza features 8 tribute bands

Raley Field in West Sacramento will play host to what’s being billed as the largest gathering of tribute bands ever on Saturday, May 14, from 4 to 11 p.m. Bands will pay tribute to the music of Journey, the Beastie Boys, U2, the Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, No Doubt, INXS and Van Halen. Tickets are […]

Whole Earth Festival spotlights environmental speakers, defense of Domes

Davis’ mellowest, henna-painted weekend of music, art, speakers and other feel-goodness arrives Friday in the guise of the 42nd annual Whole Earth Festival on the UC Davis Quad. This year’s free event — expected to attract about 30,000 people — will feature about 160 crafts booths, 54 education booths, 18 food vendors and dozens of […]

UCD graduate dives into the ‘Shark Tank’

This week, Jason Lucash will swim with the sharks — and hopefully do business with one. The UC Davis graduate appears on Friday’s episode of “Shark Tank,” the ABC reality program in which entrepreneurs try to convince a panel of wealthy business tycoons to invest in their products. Lucash, 27, who launched OrigAudio in 2009, […]

Wineaux: Rominger West’s new wine gives us all a lift

To a bicyclist, riding with a tailwind means speed, ease and exhiliration. Metaphorically, we all crave a tailwind and get it where we can — in friends and family, in work we love, in our oaks and redwoods, in good food and wine, in music and art. So when the name “Tailwind” emerged in their […]

Church concert series continues

Davis Community Church will present two concerts in May as part of a yearlong series. The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15. The concert, “One for the Road,” will feature road tunes including “Route 66,” “Ease on Down the Road” (from “The Wiz”), “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” and “Homeward Bound.” The […]

Scottish Games are back this weekend

The 135th annual Scottish Games return this weekend to the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, with athletic competitions, dancing, history, art, food, live music and, of course, bagpipers. The games will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds, 1125 East St. In the Scottish tradition, Saturday night there will […]

Cello duo to play tangos on Thursday

Tango Twosome, a duo featuring local cellists Patricia Valentine and Priscilla Hawkins, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St., Davis. Listeners can order dinner or a drink as the two cellists perform an assortment of tangos, blues, jazz and folk.

‘Peter Pan’ auditions set May 16-17

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ Theatre will conduct auditions for “Peter Pan, a New Musical Adventure” at 4:30 p.m. May 16 and 17, with callbacks on Wednesday, May 18. Performances will run July 15-24. This journey to Neverland will be under the direction of Emily Jo Seminoff and M.J. Seminoff, with musical direction by […]

Woodland Chamber Singers celebrate spring

Bring your mom and celebrate Mothers’ Day with the Woodland Chamber Singers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. The local choral ensemble, under the artistic direction of Lenore Turner-Heinson, will present its spring concert, “The Garden of Music — Honoring Mothers’ Day.” The program will include […]

Setting the stage for Harper’s Walk of Fame

Harper Junior High School theater and music students are preparing for their spring show, “Harper’s Walk of Fame,” featuring different acts and songs highlighting the best of the school’s theatrical talent. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. For more information, contact […]

Craft Center showcases paintings, jewelry

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents oil paintings and custom jewelry by Andrew Dorn, who teaches precious metalsmithing at the Craft Center, opening Friday and continuing through June 3. Located in the South Silo Building on the UC Davis campus, the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. […]

Abstract photos on display at Bistro 33

The Photography Club of Davis, in association with Natsoulas Gallery, will present an abstract photography exhibition at Davis Historic City Hall at Bistro 33, 226 F St. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9. The exhibiting members are Samer Alassaad, Lars Anderson, Ray Borton, Mark Castellucci, Danielle Collins, […]

Vocal Art Ensemble performs music inspired by nature

The Vocal Art Ensemble — a Davis-based choral group that just marked its third anniversary — will present an hourlong spring program titled “Cloudburst — Sounds of Nature” in Dixon, Sacramento and Davis on May 13, 14 and 15, respectively. Included will be contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” an eight-minute piece that portrays the […]

Free flamenco/classical guitar performance planned

On Wednesday, May 11, Watermelon Music and Orpheus Valley Guitars will bring internationally acclaimed guitarist Roberto Corrias back to Davis for a free performance at 7 p.m. Corrias received his degree in music with an instrumental specialization in guitar from the Italian Conservatory of Music. He refined his academic studies, attending Castres University of Music […]