Peach farmer’s daughter shares memories

Brenda Nakamoto of Davis didn’t set out to write an entire book when she penned her first essays on her life on her parents’ peach farm several years ago. “I was just pushing it as far as I could,” she said. It was only after she attended a writing workshop that she realized her words […]

Festival brings 20 bands to five Davis venues

Feel the beat What: Davis Music Festival, to benefit arts in Davis schools When: Saturday, June 25, 5:30 p.m. to midnight Where: E Street Plaza, Odd Fellows Hall, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Delta of Venus and Little Prague Tickets: $20 each, available at The summer festival season is here. Unfortunately, Davis is not a destination […]

9/11 questions at heart of new film

Big Screen Cinema presents “Firehouse 911 — Expose 9/11 Myths” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The screening is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. The film features Eric Lawyer, founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Richard Gage, […]

Village Feast tickets on sale now

Join in What: Seventh annual Village Feast, a benefit for the Davis Farm to School Connection When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Tickets: $65 per person ($55 for Slow Food Yolo members), on sale at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., (530) 758-2657, and online at […]

Wineaux: Nuns making heavenly wine

Sister Agnes Marie started me, at age 6, on my reading and writing life. Sisters Perpetua, Mary Ascension, Agneda, St. Ida, Mary Virginia and Gertrude Joseph taught me much of what I know about being an assertive, cranky woman in a male-dominated world. While I rant about the poisonous state of the Catholic Church, I […]

Wookie calls, Storm Troopers: It’s all ‘Star Wars’ fun

“Star Wars” fans are invited to an evening of games, contests and fun, plus a screening of the original 1977 movie, outdoors at the historic Gibson House Museum on Friday. Admission is free. Activities start at 6:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. The Gibson House is at 512 Gibson Road […]

Folk, Americana music set at Sophia’s

Kites & Crows, an indie folk trio on tour from Ashland, Ore., will perform at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen in Davis on Friday, July 1. The Davis-based Americana duo Misner + Smith and singer/songwriter Brooke Parrott from Portland will join the show, beginning at 9 p.m. Sophia’s is at 129 E St. in downtown Davis.

Voelker’s photos on exhibit at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works by Toni Voelker titled “Desert: the Honest Landscape and Its Jewels” will be on display at Gallery 1855 during July. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members are invited […]

Live music Friday at Root Stock

Live music and wine tasting continues Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Root Stock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. This Friday features Chicken & Dumpling, an 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 […]

Crocker Museum offers summer art classes

The Crocker Art Museum will present more than 20 classes for children, teens and adults during the museum’s summer session of studio art and art history courses. Classes are designed for a range of skill levels and led by skilled teaching artists. Summer art experiences for children are particularly bountiful, with weeklong classes offered in […]

DMTC unveils 2011-12 season

Six beloved musicals, ranging from tried-and-true favorites to relative newcomer, comprise the 2011-12 Davis Musical Theatre Company season, unveiled recently. The slate begins with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic, “The King and I,” onstage from Sept. 9 through Oct. 2. The show, set in 1862 in Siam, tells the story of an English widow and her […]

Applegate dancers perform in Davis

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. […]

Summer events continue at county libraries

Special summer reading events in both Yolo County libraries in Davis continue the week of June 19. All events are free of charge and family-friendly. “Come to the library this summer, to learn, to play, to meet new and continuing friends,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong. “There’s something for everyone at your local library.” […]

Auditions slated for ‘The King and I’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The King and I” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 26-27, at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. The show is directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by Steve Isaacson. […]