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; www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3682 The high-flying musical fantasy “Peter Pan” […]

Applegate Dance Company presents ‘Firebird’ ballet, Disney numbers

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. Tickets […]

‘The Bear’ closes International Film Series

The International Film Series wraps up the academic year with a screening of “The Bear,” a 1988 French film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, on Friday. Doors at International House, Davis, 10 College Park, opens at 7:30 p.m., with the film beginning promptly at 8 p.m. “The Bear” has virtually no dialogue, but it is not […]

Film sheds light on WWII courage

The PBS documentary, “Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park, with a producer making a special appearance. The film is free and the public is invited. Barbara and Clarence Kado of Davis and International House are sponsoring the event, which reveals a part of lost history. In […]

Nickel Slots will rock the house

Check it out What: The Nickel Slots and Roadhouse 5 When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $10 general, $5 children 12 and under; http://www.woodlandoperahouse.org, (530) 666-9617 With influence from early Americana music, as well as a touch of rebellious 1970s punk, The Nickel Slots draw the […]

Rhythm Riders take the stage at Woodland Opera House

Details What: Johnny and Dee Price and the Rhythm Riders When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9 Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $20; http://www.woodlandoperahouse.org or (530) 666-9617 The Woodland Opera House will present the powerful country sound of Johnny and Dee Price and the Rhythm Riders in their tribute to Johnny Cash, […]

Marsalis, Jazz Orchestra return Saturday

Hear more What: Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $35-$68 regular, $30-$58 subscriber add-on, $17.50-$34 students; http://www.MondaviArts.org or (530) 754-2787 He’s coming back for another visit, and he is by now a familiar face at the […]

‘Super 8′: Plenty of pizzazz

‘Super 8′ 4 stars Starring: Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Noah Emmerich Rating: PG-13, for action violence, dramatic intensity and some grody monster behavior This film plays like an energetic cross between “E.T.” and “The Goonies,” and I mean that in all the best ways. I’d expect no less […]

Environmental films will be shown in West Sac

Two environmental documentaries will be screened this month and next at the Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento. Admission to both films, which are sponsored by Environmental Voices, is free. The first — “Gasland,” will be shown from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. A discussion will follow. This Oscar-nominated documentary examines the negative […]

Fundraiser to help Davisite make film about Nepal orphans

A Davis resident, touched by the plight of children in Nepal, plans a fundraiser on Saturday, June 25, in Central Park so she can produce a documentary film to help a Nepalese orphanage. Looking for an adventure and wanting to make a difference, Tenaya West traveled to Nepal in the summer of 2009. She spent her […]