Annual Flute Camp culminates in Davis performance

Makin’ music What: Davis Youth Flute Choir performance, a culmination of the 28th annual Flute Camp instructed by director Maquette Kuper When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Admission: Free The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, will hold its […]

Travel back in time in Old Sacramento

The past will mingle with the present once again when the popular “Time Travel Weekends” program resumes in Old Sacramento this summer. The free street theater program debuted in 2010 and was an immediate crowd-pleaser. Designed to delight, entertain and engage Old Sacramento visitors with good, old-fashioned fun reminiscent of the Gold Rush era, “Time Travel […]

Take a trip back in time with silent films

As an added bonus to the “Time Travel Weekends” theatrical effort happening in Old Sacramento this summer, guests will be treated to something quite novel in this day and age — silent films in the Eagle Theatre every Saturday night. With song slides that encourage audience involvement and sing-along, movies from the 1900 to 1929 […]

Hear local musicians at Thursday Live!

Home-grown music will be featured at Thursday Live! this week, a free concert on the first Thursday of the month at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. South City Lights brings together Davis musicians Jana Henry, Chris Lee, Chris Reilly, Helen Spangler and Tim Spangler. […]

Don’t be the Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out — from left, Lenny Goldberg, lead guitar; Bruce Koller, cocktail drum set and vocals; Mike Adams, bass guitar, harmonica and vocals; and Bill Knox, rhythm guitar and vocals — bring their eclectic mix of folk rock, country rock and miscellaneous novelties to Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration. The family-friendly event runs […]

Gorman Museum exhibits prints

“Visual Transparencies,” an exhibition featuring the work of 53 printmakers from around the world, can be seen at the C.N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis. The show opened June 21 and will remain on view through Sept. 9. The exhibition is a visual representation of artistic thought in a wide variety of printmaking techniques. It […]

Blues harmonica takes center stage at The Palms on Friday

Harmonica player and bandleader Mark Hummel returns to the Palms Playhouse in Winters at 8:30 p.m. Friday with this year’s version of his “Harmonica Blues Blowout” featuring three other great blues harmonica players — Magic Dick, Lazy Lester and Andy Santana — as well as an appearance by guitarist Little Charlie Baty. Magic Dick is […]

Small works exhibited in ‘Connections’ art show

The annual city of Davis Juried Art Show, “Connections 2011,” opens Tuesday in the lobby of the Regency Square building at Second and D Streets in downtown Davis. Civic arts coordinator Bob Reich praised the new location — the show previously was exhibited at the Pence Gallery — saying it allows more people an opportunity […]

A fabulous Fourth is on Davis’ agenda

Jam-packed day 7:45-4:20 p.m.: Fourth of July Criterium bike races, downtown 7-11 a.m.: Little League pancake breakfast, Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $5; Little Leaguers in uniform eat free 10 a.m.: Kiwanis Kiddie Parade, C Street between First and Second streets 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Little League exhibition games, Little League complex, Covell […]

Indie-folk musician Paleo visits Davis on July 9

Indie-folk musician Paleo will bring his unique style to Davis at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. Paleo will be joined by Garrett Pierce and J. Irvin. The cost is $5; only those 21 and older will be admitted. For more information, call (530) 758-4333.

Japanese film festival set in Sacramento

The Sacramento Japanese Film Festival will be presented July 8-10 at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. in Sacramento. Films include the 2010 Japanese Academy Award winner, “Dear Doctor,” a wise and funny film about a small-town Japanese doctor who loves his patients, has no medical degree and is caught in a web of lies. “The […]

Discount Solano County Fair tickets available online

The Solano County Fair opens in five weeks, but people can purchase discounted pre-sale tickets online and at the fairgrounds office through Aug. 2. The fair, whose theme is “There’s No Place Like Home!,” will run from Aug. 3-7.  By purchasing tickets in advance, fairgoers save $5 on each wristband for unlimited carnival rides, $2 […]

Davis musicians perform July 8 in Winters

The newly formed classical and folk duo Wind and Bow will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock gifts and wine tasting, 22 Main St. in Winters. Sue Sheya, who was featured recently on “Good Day Sacramento,” plays the flute, and Mary Neri King, who has performed with the Solano Symphony and West […]

Doo-wop comedy of errors in Winters

The doo-wop version of “Comedy of Errors” comes to the 14th annual Winters Shakespeare Workshop on July 15 and 16. This madcap comedy about mistaken features is directed by Russell St. Clair with music direction by Laura Sandage. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy either night’s performance, which begins 8 p.m. in Winters City […]