‘Color Display’ on exhibit in July at The Artery

“Color Display,” paintings and drawings by Karen Roughton and Ken Kirsch, will be on exhibit from July 8 through Aug. 2 at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. Each morning, Roughton sits at her backyard window, amazed by the array of colors in the trees, flowers, birds, light and shadows. She draws on […]

Bill Scholer performs at benefit for Japan

Longtime local musician Bill Scholer and his band, Waiting For Bruce, will perform at a concert Saturday, July 9, to benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Scholer plans to move to Japan to join his wife Karla, who is teaching elementary school at a U.S. naval base in Yokosuka. Funds from the […]

Save the date for International Festival

Plans are already in the works for a free International Festival celebrating “unity in diversity” on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The event, which will run from noon to 6 p.m., is co-sponsored by International House, Davis, and the city of Davis. All are welcome at the next planning committee meeting at […]

Author holds book-signing at Avid Reader

Are you obsessed with your weight? So is Bridget Holiday, the lead character in local writer Michelle Paisley’s new novel, “All In Her Head.” Local residents are invited to join the author as she reads from her story about Bridget’s enlightened journey toward self-love and acceptance, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at The Avid […]

Cars 2: Quite road-worthy

‘Cars 2′ 4 stars Starring (voices only): Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Larry the Cable Guy, Emily Mortimer, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro Rating: G, and suitable for all ages I never cared that much for 2006’s “Cars,” which lacked the Pixar spark (plugs) present in the animation studio’s other big-screen features. I simply couldn’t identify emotionally […]

DHS grad makes good in Hollywood

If you happened to catch the pilot of the new Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” earlier this year — and you’ve spent any time at Davis High School — you might have noticed something a little familiar. A certain quad, in fact. Because featured in the pilot of the live-action comedy that follows three high school […]

Win Davis Music Festival Tickets!

Twenty bands are playing five different venues this Saturday in the first-ever Davis Music Festival. Groups like Jake Mann + The Upper Hand, Shayna & The Bulldog and the West Nile Ramblers are going to be rocking anything resembling a stage. Tickets are normally 20 bucks a pop, but thanks to promoter Danny Tomasello who’s […]

Spend a night at the Sacramento Zoo

Explore the Sacramento Zoo in a whole new light — moonlight. The Overnight Safari offers families the chance to experience this unique side of the zoo without the rush of the daytime crowds. Meet some of the animals up close and personal. Then, as night falls, camp out under the stars just yards away from […]

Author will talk about food’s link with mood

Trudy Scott, a food mood expert, nutrition, speaker and author will present her new book at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Her book is “The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings,” published […]

I-House hosts screening of film Friday

International House, Davis, presents the documentary “Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness” at 7 p.m. Friday at 10 College Park. The movie is free and the public is invited. One of the film’s producers, Anne Akabori of Sacramento, will be present to answer questions about Chiune,  the man who defied orders from Tokyo in order to […]

Point of Brew: well water or river water?

Everyone knows about water and beer, because for some reason brewers once thought it clever to advertise the water rather than the beer. Most of us, I suppose, remember Hamms’ “From the land of sky-blue waters,” or Olympia’s “It’s the water!” and Coors’ “Pure Rocky Mountain spring water.” Beer is better than 90 percent water […]

Jazz guitarist plays at Root Stock

Root Stock specialty gift shop and tasting room will feature live music and wine tasting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Jazz guitarist Doug Martin, a solo artist from Stockton, will be back by popular demand. He performs instrumentals in many genres, including smooth jazz, soft rock, pop […]

Arboretum folk jam on June 24

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, at 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 your fellow […]