Jazz guitarist plays at Root Stock

Root Stock specialty gift shop and tasting room will feature live music and wine tasting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Jazz guitarist Doug Martin, a solo artist from Stockton, will be back by popular demand. He performs instrumentals in many genres, including smooth jazz, soft rock, pop […]

Arboretum folk jam on June 24

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, at 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 it) and join your fellow […]

Music fest benefits Davis schools

Tickets are still available for the Davis Music Festival, an evening-long festival Saturday showcasing 20 bands at five venues in downtown Davis. The event, organized by Davis resident Danny Tomasello, is a benefit for the Davis School Arts Foundation, which supports art, music and performing arts programs in the Davis schools. The line-up includes many […]

DMTC’s ‘Peter Pan’ sparkles; you won’t want to grow up

Check it out What: Davis Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Peter Pan” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through July 10 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors; $14 per person for groups of 10 or more; http://www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3682 The little boy in […]

Author examines our ‘Emotional Currency’

Cultural taboos often limit our conversations about money to general topics, such as where to find good deals or the high cost of child care, housing and gas. The personal details — what we earn, what we save and what we spend — are rarely discussed and our feelings about money can be equally guarded. Veteran […]

This summer, music is free at UC Davis

Cajun sounds and Indian rhythms are featured as the popular free SummerMusic series returns to the UC Davis Quad this year. Two shows designed to appeal to all ages will be presented by the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The lineup includes Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys on Saturday, July 16, and Non […]

Groove to Cold Shot on Friday

Wind down after work Friday with Cold Shot at Little Prague, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. The Davis-based duo will perform iconic songs of the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and today from 6 to 9 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages, and there is no cover charge. For more information, call (530) 756-1107. […]

‘Party at the Ranch’ planned Sunday

“Party at the Ranch,” a dinner Sunday at the Rominger family ranch north of Winters, features music and art as a fundraiser for the West Yolo Democratic Club. The event runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 28681 County Road 29. The Dick Livingston Jazz Duo — featuring Dick on keyboards and his son Rich […]

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 […]