July 4 celebrants asked to make the party a zero-waste event

Fourth of July revelers in Davis’ Community Park will be asked to help reduce waste by composting and recycling as much as possible. The city of Davis Natural Resource Commission has set a goal of making this a zero-waste event. Compostable items include paper cups, paper napkins, paper plates, food waste, corn dog sticks and […]

Larry Crowne: Long may he reign

‘Larry Crowne’ Four stars Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Wilmer Valderrama Rating: PG-13, for brief profanity and occasional sensuality True movie stars could captivate us while shopping for groceries. Tom Hanks, my generation’s esteemed answer to Henry Fonda, charms with every word and gesture. When […]

Artist’s painting chosen for sunflower seed cards

Pat Lucero’s vibrant painting, “The Fascinators,” will grace the 2011-12 sunflower seed card, a project of NAMI-Yolo, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She and dozens of other local artists were honored at a reception Friday, June 10, at the Davis Art Center. “Using the sunflower as a symbol of hope, we want to sweep away […]

Pink Martini recalls optimistic sound of early ’60s, with international flair

Check it out What: Pink Martini When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center Tickets: $35-$75 general; $17.50-$37.50 students; http://www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787. Thomas Lauderdale — the perky leader of the sometimes-campy, more often swanky, retro-pop orchestra Pink Martini, which visits the Mondavi Center on Tuesday — is profoundly enamored of the music of […]

Wineaux: Big bargains coming from Portugal

Alcohol heats. Good news:  On a cold winter day, a glass of hearty red wine will warm you right up. Bad news:  On a hot summer day, a glass of hearty red wine will warm you right up and up and up. Which explains why, as the thermometer edges toward triple digits, I — not […]

Downtown is the place to be

Through July 10: Action photos from this spring’s Amgen Tour of California as well as pictures from other cycling races will be exhibited at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. The photos were taken by Davis resident Mark Adkison. The Hall of Fame is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays […]

Summer means music at Picnic in the Park

Listen up June 29: Hardwater, pop/rock/folk/blues July 6: Odd Man Out, folk, ’60s and ’70s rock July 13: Notorious Shank Brothers, bluegrass July 20: The Hucklebucks, blues July 27: Shayna & the Bulldog, rock ‘n’ roll Aug. 3: Cold Shot & Sandy Holman, diversity and dance music Aug. 10: Rolling Fork Blues Revue, blues Aug. […]

Musicians perform Friday at Root Stock

Live music continues from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Root Stock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. This week features Finding Fable, an acoustic trio made up of Lori Hawk, Sam Hawk and Michael Musial. Finding Fable plays a mix of originals and covers from bands like Led Zeppelin; Oasis; and Crosby, Stills and Nash; […]

Want to be in a July 4 flash mob?

Have you always wanted to be in a flash mob dance? Now’s your chance! The Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop is offering two free classes this week for Davis residents who would like to join a dance/flash mob at Community Park on the Fourth of July. The classes are part of a year long ongoing project […]

Buntin, Jennette share poetry at Bistro

Simmons Buntin and Dorine Jennette are the featured writers for the Poetry Night Reading Series at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, on the Bistro 33 patio at Third and F streets. Buntin is the author of two books of poetry, “Riverfall” and “Bloom,” both published by Ireland’s Salmon Poetry. “Riverfall” was published in 2005, and “Bloom,” […]

From UCD authors, a nonrequired summer list

Special to The Enterprise Poetry, a memoir of a political prisoner in Iran and books about eating — one on rare chiles and one on, yes, dirt — top this year’s summer reading list. The titles are culled from dozens of books published in the past year by UC Davis faculty, students, staff and alumni. […]

‘Or,’ is a sexy, irreverent comedy

Check it out What: “Or,” a Capital Stage production When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 17 Where: Delta King riverboat, 1000 Front St., Old Sacramento Tickets: $26-$30 general, $24-30 seniors and students; (916) 995-5464, www.capstage.org If you have been complaining lately that there is too […]

Free showing of ‘Man on Wire’ set

The documentary film “Man on Wire” will be presented free by Big Screen Cinema at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The 94-minute film covers the only wire-walk between the World Trade Center’s North and South towers. Donations are appreciated. For more information, […]

Scottish author visits library July 12

Catriona McPherson will be the featured author for the Writers on Writing series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Refreshments, discussion with the author and book-signing will follow the talk. McPherson is the Scottish author of the Dandy Gilver series of […]