Young performers sought for ‘A Christmas Carol’ musical

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers will hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol” on Monday and Tuesday. Under the direction of Jan Isaacson, the Dickens classic about Scrooge’s transformation gets the full Broadway treatment. This show has emotional power and pure joy, thanks to the marvelously told story and score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics, including […]

‘Point’ of great returns

“Point Blank” Four stars Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin, Elena Anaya, Mireille Perrier, Claire Perot Rating: Unrated, with R-level profanity and violence This one hits the ground running and never lets up. Seriously, I’ve not seen this much sprinting since 1998’s equally breathless “Run, Lola, Run.” Director/co-writer Fred Cavayé’s “Point Blank” is a […]

Davis Media Access celebrates ‘on the backlot’

Davis Media Access welcomes the community to “On the Backlot: Celebrating Local Music & Media,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 1623 Fifth St. The event is “a celebration of the ways in which the media center connects to, and supports, our community,” said Andrea Jones, event co-chair. DMA is the nonprofit community media […]

Scottish Games come to Dixon on Saturday

The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association will present the Dixon Scottish Highland Games from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the May Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St. in Dixon. The games will feature athletic events such as the caber toss and weight toss; Highland and country dancing; pipe and drum bands; cattle dog demonstrations; a […]

Film series examines ‘Tragedy in the Holy Land’

“Tragedy in the Holy Land — Other Ways to Peace with Justice?” is the theme of a series of documentaries to be shown in Davis this month and next. The first is “Occupation Has No Future” (2010), which will screen at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 […]

Transformational music concert planned

Mount Shasta keyboardist, harmonica and tabla player Anton Mizerak and singer Laura Berryhill will present a musical church service featuring transformational healing music, Celtic songs and chants from around the world at noon Sunday, Sept. 25, hosted by the Center for Spiritual Living. Mizerak writes his music in nature, believing that our organic experience of sun, wind, water, snow and […]

Put your ideas on the big screen

Fade in: Your movie is on the big screen. Make it happen in an eight-week screenwriting workshop offered at the Davis Art Center. Students will learn how to tell gripping stories, build dynamic characters, format a screenplay and market a movie. The class is designed for teens age 14 and older and adults, and meets from 5 to […]

The Other Voice hosts an evening of poetry

The Other Voice returns from its summer hiatus Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road. “The church will look different because there is construction going on for a new social hall but there is always a time and space for poetry,” says spokeswoman Allegra Silberstein, Davis’ poet laureate. […]

Mother Nature sculpture wins Trophy du Trash

Eleven exuberant teams competed in the third annual Junk 2 Genius Team Art Competition, which took place last Friday near the Davis Art Center’s outdoor stage in Community Park. The event, co-sponsored by the Davis Art Center and reCREATE of Roseville, raised more than $5,000 to support Art Center programs. The theme of this year’s contest, […]

Korematsu teacher celebrates her first book

Back when she was an aspiring but unpublished children’s author, Nikki Smith never read any of her manuscripts to her students. More often, she would test them out on her own two children, and kept her two worlds — writing and teaching — separate.

But a couple of years ago, when she was teaching her fourth-graders the narrative form of writing, she decided to take a chance and use her own work as an example.

On Tuesday, Smith got to share that same story with a new class of fourth-graders at Korematsu. But instead of a manuscript, it was a real, fully illustrated book — a Little Golden Book, in fact, released just this week and now available in stores and online.

Downtown Davis welcomes students, hosts fall events open to all

Special to The Enterprise With “Downtown UC Davis Guides” in hand, new and returning students are already descending upon downtown, eager to discover shops, restaurants and services through self-guided tours. The brochures will be the first of a variety of doings designed to draw students, visitors and locals to shop and dine downtown this fall. […]

Farmers Market celebrates harvest at Fall Festival

One of the highlights of autumn is the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival, which this year takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Visitors to Central Park, Fourth and C streets, are invited to stroll through the Davis Farm to School Connection’s Avenue of Scarecrows and bid on a scarecrow to […]

Author details history of early bicycle racing

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will present Andrew Ritchie, author of “Quest for Speed,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hall, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. Ritchie, a former bicycle racer himself, has been writing about cycling for 30 years, and has published several books. He has a Ph.D. […]

I-House dance party is a bargain

International House, Davis, has slashed the price of admission for its dance party Saturday night to $5 per person. UC Davis students, international scholars, visitors and residents are welcome. YoloMambo will play music for dancing. The doors at 10 College Park open at 6 p.m. and dancing starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call […]