‘Captain America’: Gung-ho glory

‘Captain America’ Four stars Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper Rating: PG-13, and perhaps too harshly, for sci-fi violence and action We’re in good hands with this fellow. And I don’t mean Captain America, although he also has our backs. I’m referring to director Joe […]

Young organist to play farewell recital at Methodist Church

Organist Alan Montgomery — whose precise playing at the keyboard has delighted listeners at the Davis United Methodist Church during the past year — will give a farewell recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the church, 1620 Anderson Road. Montgomery will be leaving the area shortly to begin organ studies with Timothy Olsen at the University of […]

Have your Cake at Freeborn Hall

Fans of the Sacramento-based band Cake may want to take advantage of a ticket presale offer starting Friday. Cake will play two shows at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7. Doors open at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $32 in advance or $37 on the day of the show. For […]

Dixon is grillin’ and chillin’ on Saturday

Wake up your barbecue appetite and enjoy the festivities Saturday at Dixon’s second annual Grillin’ and Chillin’ Rib and Chili Cook-Off, an old-fashioned street fair sponsored by the Downtown Dixon Business Association. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Highway 113 in downtown Dixon. Visitors are invited to taste the chili entries […]

Fair gala to showcase county’s bounty

Community members are invited to celebrate Yolo County’s agricultural bounty at a gala on opening night of the Yolo County Fair. The event, presented by fair organizers in conjunction with Capay Valley Vision, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Agriculture Building at the fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in […]

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 http://tickets.com 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 […]