Live music Friday at Root Stock

Live music and wine tasting continues Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Root Stock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. This Friday features Chicken & Dumpling, an acoustic blues duo featuring Charles “Chicken” Oriel on the guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on the bass. Chicken & Dumpling plays the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert […]

Crocker Museum offers summer art classes

The Crocker Art Museum will present more than 20 classes for children, teens and adults during the museum’s summer session of studio art and art history courses. Classes are designed for a range of skill levels and led by skilled teaching artists. Summer art experiences for children are particularly bountiful, with weeklong classes offered in […]

DMTC unveils 2011-12 season

Six beloved musicals, ranging from tried-and-true favorites to relative newcomer, comprise the 2011-12 Davis Musical Theatre Company season, unveiled recently. The slate begins with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic, “The King and I,” onstage from Sept. 9 through Oct. 2. The show, set in 1862 in Siam, tells the story of an English widow and her […]

Applegate dancers perform in Davis

The Davis-based Applegate Dance Company will present “The Firebird” ballet and “The Wonderful World of Disney Dances” at four performances later this month at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. […]

Summer events continue at county libraries

Special summer reading events in both Yolo County libraries in Davis continue the week of June 19. All events are free of charge and family-friendly. “Come to the library this summer, to learn, to play, to meet new and continuing friends,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “There’s something for everyone at your local library.” […]

Auditions slated for ‘The King and I’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The King and I” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 26-27, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. The show is directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by Steve Isaacson. […]

DMTC presents ‘Peter Pan’ Friday

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will delight audience members of all ages when the high-flying musical fantasy “Peter Pan” opens Friday. The production will continue through July 10 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Directed by Steve Isaacson, with choreography by Cyndi Mitterholzer and musical direction by Kay Hight, “Peter Pan” […]

Adventures await young readers this summer

By Nora Brazil Your children have committed the past nine months to bettering their minds, strengthening their skills and developing a taste for lifelong learning. Why not keep them on that amazing path this summer by encouraging them to read every day? Some of you will no doubt say, “Of course, that’s an important part […]

Art, science merge in this bee-utiful mural

A colorful native-bee mural on a tiny tool shed in the honey bee garden at UC Davis may indeed be the most bee-utiful shed in the country. It’s informative, educational and artistic, visitors and bee specialists alike agree. “It’s spectacular,” said native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis. “It is […]

Travel Eastern Europe with folk singer and musicians

Lily Storm will present an evening of Eastern European folk songs at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. She’ll be joined by accordion wizard Dan Cantrell and the “magician,” Gari Hegedus, on various string instruments (bowed and plucked). Tickets are $13 in advance; call (530) 867-1032. […]

Davis author presents her memoir at Avid Reader

Davis author Brenda Nakamoto will present her book, “Peach Farmer’s Daughter,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The unconventional, poetic, yet gritty memoir evokes Nakamoto’s childhood as the daughter of a peach farmer in rural Northern California, investigates her roots as sansei (third-generation Japanese-American) and movingly reflects […]

Enjoy a Slice of life at Picnic in the Park

Slice will bring its own blend of rhythm-and-blues and Latin fusion music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, Third and C streets in downtown Davis. The band includes six Davis musicians and two Woodland musicians who have been making music together for the past few years. […]

Music students present recital in Woodland

Students of the Sacramento Vocal Music studios in Woodland and Sacramento will perform a recital at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. The students range in age from 8 years old to adult. Guests are invited to meet the performers immediately following the performance at […]

Fly high with DMTC’s ‘Peter Pan’

Details What: “Peter Pan,” presented by the Davis Musical Theatre Company When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays, June 17-July 10 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors, $14 each for groups of 10 or more; or (530) 756-3682 The high-flying musical fantasy “Peter Pan” […]