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, 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 […]

Misner & Smith featured at “Happy Thursday”

Rominger West Winery will feature live music by Misner & Smith during its “Happy Thursday” event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Sam Misner on guitar and Megan Smith on upright bass and mandolin bring a freshness and lyrical vitality to Americana folk music. “At moments raw and powerful, […]

Cycling photographs exhibited at Hall

Action photos from this spring’s Amgen Tour of California as well as pictures from other cycling races will be exhibited through July 10 at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. The photos were taken by Davis resident Mark Adkison, who has been photographing cyclists locally, nationally and internationally for […]

Songwriter plays Sophia’s on Friday

Portlander Brooke Parrott, described as “a storyteller in the truest sense of the word,” will sing Friday at 8 p.m. at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. She’s in the midst of a summerlong tour of the West Coast. Since releasing her debut album, “Another City,” in 2008, Parrott has been honing […]

Jam with fellow musicians at the Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays, July 8 and 22, at the Wyatt Deck on 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 […]

Chill to the sounds of Elements of Style

Elements of Style — a duo featuring Jamie Knapp on guitar and Rick Palkovic on guitar and mandolin — will perform at the Village Homes Performers Circle on Monday. The free event, which features performers of all levels and creative expressions, runs from 7:15 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at […]

A rockin’ time at Picnic in the Park

Rock, blues, folk and roots music by Hardwater is on tap at Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration, from 5 to 8:30- p.m. in Central Park, Third and C streets. The Davis-based band performs original songs and covers of tunes by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies and the Dave Matthews […]