Over Forté swings at Picnic in the Park

Over Forté will liven up Central Park on Wednesday with traditional jazz music, Dixieland, swing and blues tunes at Picnic in the Park, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The park is at Third and C streets in downtown Davis. The group performs regularly at the the Yolo County Fair, Woodland’s Stroll through History, and Woodland […]

Michaels hosts free craft events

Michaels art supply stores will present several free craft events over the next few weeks. The nearest Michaels is in Woodland in the Gateway shopping Center near County Road 102 and Interstate 5. The first few events are for adults only. On Sunday, from 2 to 3 p.m., a ribbon demonstration is planned. Participants will […]

Woodland Chamber Singers start rehearsals

The Woodland Chamber Singers, under the artistic direction of Lenore Heinson, is accepting new singers for its 2011 fall season. Community members and young adults ages 17 and older are welcome to join this non-auditioned 50-member chorus that performs throughout Yolo County. Holiday and spring concerts are presented at the Woodland Opera House. Rehearsals begin […]

YoloArts gets $10,000 state grant

YoloArts, a nonprofit organization based in Woodland, has received a $10,000 grant to enrich the local community through the arts. The funds were awarded by the California Arts Council and will be used to pay for artist workshops, public lectures, business workshops for artists, a gallery lecture series on how to buy art, and live performance […]

‘Legends of Flight’ mostly soars

‘Legends of Flight’ 3.5 stars Starring: Boeing chief test pilot Mike Carriker and lotsa way-cool aircraft Rating: G, and suitable for all ages If science class movies had been this cool, I never would have fallen asleep in school. But, then, IMAX documentaries never have been run-of-the-mill educational films. Stephen Low’s “Legends of Flight” offers […]

Don’t miss this ‘Miss Saigon’

By Ann Bistolfo and Amanda Bistolfo Anticipating opening the paper and finding Bev Sykes’ usual utilitarian Music Circus review, plodding through the plot and naming the actors, we herewith offer the type of commentary for “Miss Saigon” that we might hope to find in The Enterprise. It is no “Les Misérables” and it is not […]

Sacramento humorist shares personal story of parenting an autistic child

Learn more What: “An Evening with Jack Gallagher and A Different Kind of Cool” to benefit the Yolo Family Service Agency When and where: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis; 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in […]

Golden retrievers benefit from Woodland fundraiser

Saturday, Oct. 8, is the date of “Kibble and Bids Golden Harvest,” a fundraiser to benefit Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue Group, which raises money for veterinary services for abandoned, abused, surrendered and stray golden retrievers. Guests will be welcomed by friendly canine golden greeters as they enter the Antique Truck Museum, one of two […]

‘White Collar Craft’ showcased at Gallery 625

The “workaday world” is sometimes all that is seen and experienced when encountering people in their jobs. The September exhibition of Gallery 625 aims to expose the artist behind the office worker in the “White Collar Craft” show of the artwork of two employees in the Yolo County Department of Social Services. Brian Curley and […]

Dance the night away at I-House

Yolo Mambo will play international dance music at an end-of-summer dance party Saturday, Sept. 17, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. “We will have a blast!” promises Calvin Handy, I-House board president. Admission is $10 at the door. There’s plenty of parking in the lot at I-House and on the street. Doors open […]

Two local theater groups nab Elly Award nominations

Woodland Opera House and the Davis Musical Theatre Company are among 57 theater groups honored with more than 400 Elly Award nominations for the 2010-11 season. The nominees were announced at an informal nomination reception Sunday sponsored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. The top 81 vote-getters will receive the awards at the 29th […]

Wineaux: Expense is in the eye of the shopper

I haven’t ranted for weeks (aside from the occasional snarky comment that you’ve come to expect) in spite of worse and worse political news, but the heartbreaking unemployment numbers have put me over the edge. Here goes. Remarks I keep hearing: “You go to the Davis Farmers Market? It’ so expensive.” “Oh, I don’t have […]

Raw emotions rise and fall in ‘Miss Saigon’

Check it out What: “Miss Saigon” at Sacramento’s Music Circus Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: Through Sunday, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $42-$74 general; $30-$35 youths; call (916) 557-1999 or visit http://tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Music Circus closes its 61st season […]

Tree-Lighting Choir begins rehearsals soon

Students hoping to participate in this year’s Tree-Lighting Choir, for children in grades K-2, will begin rehearsals at the Davis Art Center on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Director Mindy Manville and assistant director Kaitlin Coppinger will teach seasonal songs and movements for this chorus to perform at the downtown Davis tree-lighting […]