UCD warns of fundraising scam

UC Davis and Sacramento State University are warning the public about a scam in which people are going door-to-door asking for money to support music programs. UCD said neither the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, the department of music nor the department of theater and dance raise money door-to-door. The scam artists have told residents they’re […]

Poetry reading planned June 1

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes poet Dennis Schmitz to the Bistro 33 stage at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Schmitz is the author of several books of poetry, including “We Weep for Our Strangeness” (1969), “Double Exposures” (1971), “Goodwill, Inc.” (1976), “String” (1980), “Singing” (1985), “Eden” (1989), “About the Night: Selected and New Poems” (1993) and more recently, “The Truth Squad” […]

Acme stages raucous Italian farce from the 1700s

Details What: Acme Theatre Company’s “The Servant of Two Masters” When: 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday (gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking); bring blankets, lawn chairs and jackets Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted with gratitude as cast members pass the hat at intermission Info: […]

DHS Jazz-N-Pops Concert is June 4

Don’t miss Jazz-N-Pops, the final Davis High School concert of the school year, featuring the talents of the Jazz Choir, Concert Choir and Jazz Combo. Audience members will hear music from the Broadway musical “Chicago,” “Avenue Q,” “Spamalot,” “Hair Spray” and more. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at […]

The Hangover II: A case of the staggers

‘The Hangover Part II’ 3 stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mason Lee Rating: R, for profanity, drug use, sexual content, graphic nudity and flashes of violence While “The Hangover Part II” probably will satisfy most of the folks who turned its 2009 predecessor into such a […]

Illustration classes aimed at youths

Two classes will be offered at the Pence Gallery this summer for children ages 9-14, taught by illustrator Jed Alexander. “How to Draw Words and Write Pictures,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, June 21-July 26, will teach students about character design, telling a story in the comics form, and how to create their own […]

Electro dance scene is all a-Glow

The downtown Davis dance scene lacks diversity. At most bars. you’ll hear the same rap and pop hits. But inside Woodstock’s Pizza, 219 G St., you’ll find electronic dance music, including dubstep, glitch-hop, drum-n-bass and breaks, at Glow, a black-light dance party every Saturday featuring DJ Rogue. Hours are 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. “Woodstock’s […]

Triple threat Jamie Foxx performs Saturday in Yolo County

Actor, musician and comedian Jamie Foxx will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday on the new outdoor stage at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks. He rose to fame as a stand-up comedian in 1989 and later joined Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and Tommy Davidson in the Fox sketch comedy series “In […]

See ‘Star Wars’ outdoors on June 24

The Yolo County Historical Museum invites everyone to enjoy an old-fashioned movie night out with the family at the historic Gibson House Museum on Friday, June 24. “Star Wars” will be shown on a large outdoor screen. “Bring your lounge chairs, your picnic blankets and your appetites for what promises to be an evening of […]

Library reaches out to adults this summer

Summer library programs often target children and teenagers, but this year, adults won’t be left out. The Yolo County Library has planned a series of free programs for adults that allow readers to travel to exotic lands and learn more about a great migration within the United States. First up is “Destination South Africa!” from […]

Acme presents free comedy outdoors this weekend

Acme Theatre Company will open its production of “The Servant of Two Masters,” by Carlo Goldoni, on Friday. The play will be performed Friday through Sunday at the Davis Art Center’s outdoor stage, 1919 F St. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a picnic dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. […]

Point of Brew: the magic of monarchy and Guinness

The House of Windsor has had a splendid year so far. The recent royal wedding of William and Kate and, in a quite different way, the Queen’s recent visit to Ireland shows the remarkable power in the symbolism of a constitutional monarchy that any other form of government can hardly hope to match. The royal […]

Art Center hosts summer guitar classes

Local residents can learn to play the guitar this summer at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Elizabeth Busch will teach two five-week summer sessions (beginning and continuing) that will cover foundational guitar technique, note reading, rhythm and ensemble playing. Classes will be offered on Mondays for ages 7-9 (3:30 to 4:15 p.m.), 10-12 […]

Bennett concert time pushed back

The start time for Tony Bennett’s performance Wednesday evening at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis has been pushed back to 8:30 p.m. due to unexpected travel conflicts, a center spokesman announced Tuesday. A limited number of tickets remain for the performance, ranging from $60 to $125. For more information, visit http://mondaviarts.org or call (530) […]