Common Frequency opens the air waves to new voices

You can help What: Common Frequency benefit dinner, panel discussion and concert When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: UC Davis Technocultural Studies Building Tickets: $5 to $35, on a sliding scale Info: Local broadcasting opportunities will be the beneficiary when Common Frequency hosts a free concert and panel discussion Saturday evening at UC Davis. The […]

Dixon May Fair is less than two weeks away

The 136th annual Dixon May Fair is just around the corner, and planning is well under way for the five-day event that officials promise will offer fun and good memories for people of all ages. The May Fair will open Wednesday, May 4, and entertain thousands of visitors through Mother’s Day on May 8. While […]

Folk musicians jam at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, […]

Cache Creek summer concert series begins May 21

Cache Creek Casino Resort is bringing out the stars this summer to play “under the stars” in the resort’s new 3,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. The venue, just south of the casino, will feature raised seating in an intimate, theater-style configuration. The first show scheduled for the new stage is rock icon John Fogerty on May 21. Following […]

Blues artist kicks off Dixon May Fair

The 136th annual Dixon May Fair will begin its concert series next month with a performance by blues artist Jonny Lang and guest Robben Ford on Wednesday, May 4. “It’s going to be a great night of blues at the Dixon May Fair on our grand opening day,” said Jack Murphy, CEO of the Dixon […]

Colusa teen presents Taylor Swift tribute concert

The Woodland Opera House will present Kaylee Starr in “Swift Country — a Tribute to Taylor Swift” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. With striking similarities to Swift both physically and vocally, Starr is at home performing this tribute concert to the Grammy Award-winning country diva. Starr will cover Swift’s top hits like “Love Story” and “I’m […]

Briefly: Comedians play Cache Creek

Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 will host a performance by the comedians of “Chelsea Lately” at 8 p.m. Saturday. The “Chelsea Lately” show has been entertaining late-night audiences for more than 600 episodes on the E! network, with host Chelsea Handler’s offbeat take on pop culture and current events. Show regulars appearing at Cache […]

Root Stock hosts music, mystery

Root Stock Gifts Shop and Tasting Room, 22 Main St. in Winters, will hold a reading and guitar concert this weekend. Local author Scott Evans will read from his novel “First Folio” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The mystery takes readers on a modern treasure hunt for the true author of the works of […]

Papa Hip plays at park

Papa Hip will bring its unique blend of rock-and-roll and rhythm and blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The weekly family-friendly celebration takes place in conjunction with the Davis Farmers Market and runs from 5 to 8:15 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Papa Hip has been together for six years […]

Guitar series continues Friday at DAC

The Davis Art Center’s Classical Guitar Series continues with performances by  the Pacific Guitar Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday and Trio 7 at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Both concerts will take place on the atrium stage at the Art Center, 1919 F St. in Davis. The Pacific Guitar Ensemble consists of noted soloist and […]

The Conspirator: Rule of Panic

‘The Conspirator’ Four stars Starring: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline Rating: PG-13, and much too harshly, for brief violence Trust Robert Redford to find a historical courtroom drama that shrewdly echoes current events. “The Conspirator,” set in the aftermath of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, focuses on what […]

Bluegrass, gospel at Rominger spring fling

Rominger West Winery will host a Spring Fling from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. The event will feature appetizers, complimentary tastings, wines by the glass and live music by Matt & George and Their Pleasant Valley Boys from 2 to 5 p.m. Mandolinist Matt Dudman and banjoist George Goodell will […]

Miss Lonely Hearts will play at Rominger West

Rominger West Winery will feature live music by Miss Lonely Hearts during its “Happy Thursday” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Miss Lonely Hearts uses homemade guitar, a suitcase drum set and a home-modified lever lapsteel upright bass to produce their distinct sound, playing folk-punk, Americana and country music. The event […]

Mexican folk songs at Performers Circle

The Village Homes Performers Circle will meet from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Monday. This free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and is held the fourth Monday of each month. Sign-up performances are from 7:15  to 8:15 p.m. Featured acts play from 8:30 to 9 p.m. The featured performers for April will be […]