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 http://tickets.com 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 […]

Whymcycles film screens Wednesday

“Whymcycles: A Boy and His Bikes,” a short film by Nicolette Daskalakis about Davis resident/bike creator Peter Wm. Wagner, will premiere at Bike Forth, 1221 1/2 Fourth St. in Davis, at the intersection with L Street, at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Final closing date for county fair entries is Aug. 5

Adult and junior agriculture, horticulture and floriculture entries are due by Friday, Aug. 5, for this year’s Yolo County Fair competition. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties may participate. Catalogs are available at the fair office and online at yolocountyfair.net. Entries may be dropped off at the fair office, 1125 East St. […]

2011 Yolo fair entries sought from home winemakers

The organizers of the 11th annual Yolo County Fair Amateur Winemaker competition are seeking entries for the event, which runs Aug. 17-21 in Woodland. Entry forms are due to the fair offices, 1125 East St. in Woodland, by Friday, Aug 5. Entry forms can be found on the fair’s website, www.yolocountyfair.com or by calling the […]

Davis Art Center’s Junk 2 Genius features more junk, teams and treasure

Special to the Enterprise For one night out the year, the Davis Art Center becomes a bustling recycling facility. Only instead of melting down bottles and cans, community members are diving into piles of trash and quickly churning out elaborate and inventive sculptures — things like whales, mini-rollercoasters and quirky creatures. Junk 2 Genius 2011 […]

Band plays outdoor concert Thursday in Winters

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues with a free outdoor performance by the Woodland Community Band at 7 p.m. Thursday. The concert is at the Rotary Park Gazebo on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center. The all-ages band is under the direction of Bobby Rogers, music […]

Rising country star will sing at The Grad

Nashville recording artist David Nail and his band will perform a live concert Thursday at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The Missouri-born Nail bridges the gap between traditional country and the soulful stylings of a Lionel Richie and Ray Charles, and includes among his musical influences Glen Campbell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and the […]

Marcia Ball will bang out some blues

Marcia Ball,” dubbed “the hottest blues, rhythm and blues, funky piano player this side of Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland) himself,” will perform at The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The historic venue is at 13 Main St. in downtown Winters. A Louisiana native who has lived in Austin, Texas, for several years, […]