What’s new to pair with walnuts, figs and anchovies?

A mild allergy kept me away from walnuts for 40 years. “I don’t like them much, anyway,” I told myself grumpily, as I turned my back on dense chocolate brownies and bright spring pesto. When I moved back to Davis, an orchard owner suggested I try Chandlers and surprisingly (to me, not to him), I […]

‘The Producers’ has something for everyone

“The Producers,” directed by Glenn Casale, kicks off Music Circus’s 61st season and is a great way to start a season that will include “Oliver!” “Anything Goes,” “Camelot,” “I Do! I Do!,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Miss Saigon.” Whatever your ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or political affiliation, there will be something in Mel […]

Mondavi adopts new ticket, box office systems

During the last few weeks, the Mondavi Center has made a transition to a new software package in the ticket office. And regular patrons may notice a few changes — some of which are rather handy. “The biggest change that people will notice is that they now have the ability to select seats themselves when […]

Down home Delta style Blues at Root Stock

Chicken & Dumpling are back on the menu at the Root Stock on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Winters, 22 Main St. This 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 Johnson, Big Bill […]

Come watch ‘Old Yeller’ on Friday night

The Disney classic film “Old Yeller” will be shown Friday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m. for “Movie on the Lawn” night at the Pole Line Road Baptist Church, Pole Line and 8th St. Bring friends, lawn chairs, blankets, jackets, popcorn or other favorite movie snacks to share.

Explosion of color at The Artery

Ken Kirsch and Karen Roughton use different art mediums but both of them are bold with colors. Their art work is on display now through Aug. 2 at The Artery, 207 G St. Davis. Kirsch, a UC Davis graduate, paints on wood with oils. His work is not confined by a frame but appears to […]

New ceramic display at Pence Gallery

Artists Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk and Charlene Doiron Reinhart’s ceramic works are on display through July 24 at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Davis. The exhibit, entitled “Seeking balance/finding focus” can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.pencegallery.org

Keri Carr Band blends country rock, traditional Mexican music

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues with a free outdoor performance by the Keri Carr Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The concert is at the Rotary Park Gazebo on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center. Called “Sacramento’s supreme torch singer,” Keri Carr (formerly of […]

Davis Flute Choir gets classical and jazzy

Details What: Davis Flute Choir’s 28th annual Summer Music Concert When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $8 general/$5 students, Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets at the door will be $10 Info: (530) 756-4100 The Davis Youth Flute Choir will perform […]

Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin at Sophia’s July 23

Traveling from the laid-back beaches of Santa Cruz, Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin brings its mix of blues, soul and reggae with a touch of elastic funk to Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Suite E in downtown Davis, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Wooster features the lead vocal duo of Brian Gallagher and […]

Funky Skunk Railroad steams into town

Reggae/ska favorites Funky Skunk Railroad will pull into downtown Woodland on Saturday night, July 16, for their third annual “Concert in the Courtyard” at Steve’s Place Pizza, 714 Main St. The trio will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Known for their exotic rhythms and engaging melodies, Funky Skunk Railroad plays a […]

You won’t be blue with the Notorious Shank Brothers

The sounds of traditional bluegrass music will fill Central Park on Wednesday evening, courtesy of the Notorious Shank Brothers. They’ll perform from 5 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the Picnic in the Park celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. “If you like hard-core bluegrass, you’ll love their repertoire of classic song and instrumentals from […]

Fly to Never Never Land with DMTC’s young actors

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers’ 2010-11 season will close with a visit to Never Never Land, complete with pirates, mermaids, Indians and Lost Boys. “Peter Pan” will be presented at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, beginning Friday and continuing through July 24. Curtain times are 7:15 p.m. Fridays and 2:15 […]

Be a rock star at the Davis Art Center

Mindy Manville and her Manville Mini-Musicals present the annual “Rock Star” mini-camp at the Davis Art Center beginning Monday, July 18, and ending with a performance on July 29 on the center’s atrium stage. This camp is geared toward students in grades 3-7 who enjoy singing, and every person who enrolls will be given a […]