Sacramento poet laureate performs Wednesday at Poetry Night

Details What: Bob Stanley, poet laureate of Sacramento, performing at Poetry Night When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Bistro 33, 226 F St., downtown Davis Info: (530) 756-4556,, Poetry Night welcomes Bob Stanley — acclaimed teacher, author, entertainer and poet laureate of the city of Sacramento — who will perform at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bistro […]

Hatamiya catches Marsalis’ attention

Davis trombonist Jon Hatamiya got a shout-out of support this month from celebrated jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. In the Aug. 1 issue of JET Magazine, Marsalis is interviewed by Clarence Waldron about the current state of jazz. “Marsalis says the dedicated rising stars of jazz are chasing the music and not necessarily the fame,” Waldron writes. […]

Origami group to meet Aug. 13

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared toward beginners. For more information, email or call (530) 753-6093.

Crazy, Stupid Love: Hilarious truths

‘Crazy, Stupid Love’ Four stars Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Analeigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo Rating: PG-13, and rather generously, for profanity, coarse humor and unrelenting sexual content Some of them sneak up on us. Its excellent ensemble cast notwithstanding, “Crazy, Stupid Love” risked being lumped in with the […]

‘Love at First Bite’ showcases Davis Farmers Market

Saying thanks What: Film premiere and Watermelon Awards, presented to people and organizations who have championed the Davis Farmers Market When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $10 on sale Friday at Info: By Amanda C. Beck Davis locals, foodies and supporters of farmers markets will have […]

‘Wizard of Oz’ sing-along slated at Crest

Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and all their Oz friends will be on hand for “The Wizard of Oz” sing-along at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. The fun begins with karaoke in the lobby, followed by an Oz character costume contest and the screening of the 1939 classic film, […]

‘iCarly’ actress/singer will perform at Mondavi Center

Mark your calendars: Miranda Cosgrove — singer, actress and star of the hit Nickelodeon show “iCarly” — will bring her high-energy show to Davis on Friday, Aug. 26. Cosgrove, 18, will perform in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts as part of her Dancing Crazy Summer tour. Tickets range from $29.50 […]

Hear a ‘local treasure’ perform Friday

Local residents will have an opportunity to hear a “local treasure,” Clarence Van Hook, perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Van Hook will play authentic American music with J. Cedar, a veteran songwriter and guitarist. More than 40 years ago, Van Hook was performing at concerts, […]

Stock up on books at Friends’ sale

The bargains on books will be sizzling as the Friends of the Davis Public Library host their bi-monthly book sale starting Friday, Aug. 5. Members only will be admitted from noon to 2 p.m., but shoppers are invited to become a member at the door. Regular hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. […]

DMTC teen cabaret supports scholarships

Teenage participants in the Davis Musical Theatre Company will present their annual teen cabaret and dessert performance at 6 p.m. Sunday at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The evening includes dessert plus songs from “Wicked,” “Rent,” “Guys and Dolls” and many other favorites. Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds […]

Music Circus’ ‘Anything Goes’ is a shipboard success

Check it out What: “Anything Goes” 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 SACRAMENTO — It is no […]

Try Holly’s Hill for delicious summer Rhone varietals

I’m sure you’ve had the experience of hearing a new word or hearing about a writer or a band or a restaurant and suddenly it comes at you from everywhere. My most recent instance: Mary and John, regulars at Monticello’s Tuesday wine-tastings, had been raving about Holly’s Hill Vineyards outside of Placerville. They liked Holly’s […]

Beauty pageant benefits leukemia research

Tickets are still available for the first “Princess of Hope” charity beauty pageant, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Youths ages 3-18 are competing. The pageant will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodland Opera House, Second and Main streets in downtown Woodland. Tickets are $16 general and $10 for children 12 and […]

Local booksellers and buyers reposition as Borders liquidates

The current liquidation of Border Books & Music is opening up business opportunities for several downtown Davis merchants. The biggest beneficiary could be The Avid Reader, a bookstore established in 1987. “We’re coming up on 25 years,” said owner Alzada Knickerbocker. The Avid Reader thrived as a local independent bookseller — until the 20,000-square-foot Borders […]