Sticky Vikki & The Pinecones bring the heat

It’s going to be hot Wednesday; AccuWeather predicts temperatures topping 100 degrees. And Sticky Vikki & The Pinecones are just the band to take the afternoon a sizzling notch higher, playing rockabilly tunes from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the weekly Picnic in the Park celebration in Central Park. The park is at Third and […]

Craft Center exhibits instructor’s work

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis is exhibiting drawings and paintings by instructor Hannah Moore through July 22. Located in the South Silo Building on the UCD campus, the Craft Center Gallery is open from 12:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 12:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. For […]

Local artist teaches class at Crocker Art Museum

Davis artist Marie-Therese Brown will teach a three-day plein air painting class on July 16, 23 and 30 for the Crocker Art Museum’s Summer of Impressionism exhibits. The class will gather at Miller Park, the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area and the UC Davis Arboretum. For more information, visit http://www.crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182. Crocker Art […]

Woodland moves to save 74-year-old movie theater

WOODLAND — The State Theatre movie house, “an architectural gem” born in 1937, faces one last hurdle to resurrection. The city of Woodland’s redevelopment agency on Tuesday will consider spending $2 million to rehab the 11,000-square-foot theater at 322 Main St., as well as give a facelift to the Woodland Opera House, a historic landmark […]

For the record

Incorrect times for next weekend’s matinee performances by the Davis-based Applegate Dance Company were published in Thursday’s edition. The shows are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, as well as 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

‘Midnight in Paris’: Be careful what you wish for

‘Midnight in Paris’ 4.5 stars Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Corey Stoll, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody Rating: PG-13, and needlessly, for mild sexual content Back in 1979, Woody Allen opened his film “Manhattan” with the following rhapsodic voice-over: He adored New York City. He romanticized it all out of proportion. To […]

DCTV spotlights Putah Creek Council, Goldman, music festival

The Putah Creek Council, nuclear power expert Marvin Goldman and the Davis Music Festival will be featured on upcoming episodes of “In the Studio” on Davis Community Television. Host Martha Teeter and guests Libby Earthman, executive director of the Putah Creek Council, and Wendy Rash, a board member, will discuss the local group’s history and upcoming […]

Peach farmer’s daughter shares memories

Brenda Nakamoto of Davis didn’t set out to write an entire book when she penned her first essays on her life on her parents’ peach farm several years ago. “I was just pushing it as far as I could,” she said. It was only after she attended a writing workshop that she realized her words […]

Festival brings 20 bands to five Davis venues

Feel the beat What: Davis Music Festival, to benefit arts in Davis schools When: Saturday, June 25, 5:30 p.m. to midnight Where: E Street Plaza, Odd Fellows Hall, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Delta of Venus and Little Prague Tickets: $20 each, available at http://davismusicfest.com The summer festival season is here. Unfortunately, Davis is not a destination […]

9/11 questions at heart of new film

Big Screen Cinema presents “Firehouse 911 — Expose 9/11 Myths” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The screening is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. The film features Eric Lawyer, founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Richard Gage, […]

Village Feast tickets on sale now

Join in What: Seventh annual Village Feast, a benefit for the Davis Farm to School Connection When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Tickets: $65 per person ($55 for Slow Food Yolo members), on sale at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., (530) 758-2657, and online at http://www.villagefeast2011.eventbrite.com […]

Wineaux: Nuns making heavenly wine

Sister Agnes Marie started me, at age 6, on my reading and writing life. Sisters Perpetua, Mary Ascension, Agneda, St. Ida, Mary Virginia and Gertrude Joseph taught me much of what I know about being an assertive, cranky woman in a male-dominated world. While I rant about the poisonous state of the Catholic Church, I […]

Wookie calls, Storm Troopers: It’s all ‘Star Wars’ fun

“Star Wars” fans are invited to an evening of games, contests and fun, plus a screening of the original 1977 movie, outdoors at the historic Gibson House Museum on Friday. Admission is free. Activities start at 6:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. The Gibson House is at 512 Gibson Road […]

Folk, Americana music set at Sophia’s

Kites & Crows, an indie folk trio on tour from Ashland, Ore., will perform at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen in Davis on Friday, July 1. The Davis-based Americana duo Misner + Smith and singer/songwriter Brooke Parrott from Portland will join the show, beginning at 9 p.m. Sophia’s is at 129 E St. in downtown Davis.