Voice of the Wood celebrates 20th anniversary with three performances

Details What: Voice of the Wood story, music and mask performances When: 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $6 each, available in advance at The Artery, 207 G St., and at the door Info: www.voiceofthewood.com, (530) 753-8435 The three founding members of Voice of the […]

DCC concert series begins Sunday with Indian music

Davis Community Church begins its annual concert series with a program of music from India, performed on sitar and tabla, at 4 p.m. Sunday. The sitar player, Tim White, formed the group Phoenix and created a synthesis of North Indian classical and Western music styles long before the term “world music” was in vogue. The […]

You’ll be Walkin’ the Dawg at Picnic in the Park

Classic rock and roll from the early 1960s to the late 1970s will rock Central Park on Wednesday evening as Walkin’ the Dawg performs at Picnic in the Park. They’ll perform from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market at Third and C streets. The band cites the musical influence of The Eagles, […]

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Get to know this delightful production

Check it out What: Davis Musical Theatre Company production of “The King and I” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 2 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors, $14 per person for groups of 10 or more; plus a $2-per-ticket facility fee; www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3682 […]

Locals perform in fundraiser for music education

Several musicians who are familiar to Davis audiences will participate in a fundraiser Sunday for the VITA Academy’s regional music education programs, which partners with Carnegie Hall’s “Link Up” curriculum program. The fundraiser will begin with a 2 p.m. reception and auction at Temple B’nai Israel, 3300 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento, followed by a concert […]

Chamber Music Society begins season on Saturday

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will begin its 25th anniversary season this weekend with a concert Saturday evening at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis, followed by a concert Sunday at Sacramento State University. On  Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, pianist Brenda Tom, violinist Ruth Freeman and […]

Swing dance sessions start Tuesday

The Davis Swing Kids dance troupe will begin its 2011-12 season with meetings Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, Sept. 15 and 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Barbara’s Dancing Tonight, 1921 Sycamore Lane, Davis. Students ages 10-17 are welcome to attend the free swing classes and learn […]

Painting the town

Evan Clayburg, above, becomes a human canvas for visitors like Carol Joyce of Davis to paint in front of the Natsoulas Gallery downtown as part of the Great California Paint Out on 
Saturday. At left, Lynne Cunningham paints in the alley between D, E, 
Second and Third streets during the event. Visitors were able to […]

Capay farm hosts grape crush, festival

Farm Fresh to You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Crush, the farm’s first grape festival that will celebrate the crush season, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16, Capay. “We love inviting people out to our farm to take in the farm land during the […]

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Learn how to bake flatbread at Farmers Market

A free, hands-on bread making workshop is planned from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market, Fourth and C strets. Bring the family to learn how to thresh and mill whole-wheat grain and transform it into a delicious, wood-fired oven-baked flatbread. The workshop is hosted by the Davis Farm to School Connection, […]

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‘Attack the Block': thrills in the ‘hood

‘Attack the Block’ 3.5 stars Starring: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost, Luke Treadaway, Alex Esmail, Jumayn Hunter Rating: R, for violence, gore, pervasive profanity and drug content Audacity and enthusiasm count for a lot in filmmaking, and this flick has plenty of both. Writer/director Joe Cornish, crafting an impressive big-screen debut after some work in […]

Voice of the Wood marks 20th year with three performances

Voice of the Wood — a Davis group that mixes music, storytelling, movement with masks and set design — will present three performances next weekend at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Showtimes are at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Co-founders Heidi Bekebrede (narrator and […]

Books and beer at Heidrick Ag History Center

Join authors Ed and Sue Claessen at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, for a discussion and signing of their new book, “Making Tracks: C.L. Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co.” Attendees will learn about C.L. Best’s contributions to tractor designs and California agriculture, and see some of Best’s tractor designs in the collection of the […]

Paint the town and jazz it up on Saturday

Instead of sleeping in this Saturday, go outside, enjoy the sunshine and paint the town — downtown Davis, that is. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Davis residents and visitors can watch live art created all around downtown as part of the Great California Paint Out. Established, renowned painters like Deladier Almeida and Boyd Gavin […]