Rolling Fork Blues entertains marketgoers Wednesday

Classic blues will permeate Central Park on Wednesday evening when Rolling Fork Blues Revue performs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Picnic in the Park, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. This four-piece Northern California combo brings to life the classic Chicago blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, the Memphis sounds of B.B. King and […]

Davis Children’s Chorale seeks new singers

The Davis Children’s Chorale is looking for new members. An auditioned choir for children ages 8 to 14, the chorale is accepting students from Davis and the surrounding areas for the upcoming school year. Singers rehearse once or twice a week, depending on their age, attend a weekend retreat in the mountains, and sing in […]

Paul Reubens cancels Mondavi date

Comedian Paul Reubens, best known for his Pee-wee Herman character, has canceled his Dec. 3 appearance at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Paul Reubens will no longer be presenting at the Mondavi Center at that time,” a spokeswoman announced. Tickets for the performance had not yet […]

Cool Davis Festival celebrates healthy paths to a low-carbon life

Did you know transportation-related carbon emissions compose more than 50 percent of the average Davis household’s carbon footprint? Just getting out of your car and onto your bike can make both you and the planet healthier. Did you know the average family emits 2.25 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year just by consuming processed […]

‘The Change-Up': Same old, same old

‘The Change-Up’ 2.5 stars Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin Rating: R, for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, nudity and drug use “The Change-Up” makes me want to gather signatures for a petition to be circulated throughout Hollywood, demanding a moratorium on three things: * Body-swap movies. I […]

Kids can create ‘dog-gone’ sidewalk art

Inspired by the colorful canine art of Roy de Forest, children are invited to paint temporary chalk murals from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday outside the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The cost is $5 for Pence members or $6 for the general public. Kids and their parents can check out art […]

Chamber ensemble performs free concert Sept. 8

The Pacific Coast Winds, a chamber music ensemble made up of musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Under the direction of Capt. Haley Armstrong, the group consists of […]

Point of brew: Raw milk, raw beer — different things!

In 1989, Jack McAuliffe, truly the first craft brewer of the modern era with his New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma, gave me a copy of “Studies on Fermentation” by Faulkner and Robb. The book is dated 1879. What makes the book interesting is that it is the first translation into English of Louis Pasteur’s […]

Acme opens two summer shows Friday

Acme Theatre Company will open its production of “Shane of Third Street” by Briandaniel Oglesby and “The Secret in the Wings” by Mary Zimmerman on Friday. The plays will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and 12-14 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 13. All performances will be at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, […]

Flower power

UC Davis art student Rebecca Portney’s garden art show has the theme “From Landfill to Landscape.” She created giant rust-hued flowers that dot the landscape east of Mrak Hall using trash and scrap steel from the campus landfill. The flowers will be on view through Aug. 19. They are part of the UCD Arboretum’s GATEways […]

Short plays, workshop and a new show at historic barn

Barnyard Theatre will present a festival of new plays Aug. 9-12 at the historic Schmeiser barn, 35125 County Road 31 west of Davis. The festival will begin with a “Night of Short Plays” featuring original short works and music at 7 p.m. Tuesday. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, the actors of the company will […]

Sisters perform piano, clarinet concert Aug. 13

Sisters I-Hui and I-Chun Chen will perform a piano and clarinet concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free. The program will include piano solo music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, and piano-clarinet music by Stamitz, Osborne and Rachmaninoff. The sisters […]

Couple’s divergent art styles exhibited at Gallery 625

The works of the fine art artist and the cartoonist come together for the August exhibition at Gallery 625 in Woodland, which will feature the work of David and Terry Hollowell. The husband and wife came to their art form through different paths: David through his university studies at Ithaca College (bachelor of fine arts) […]

Music Circus’ ‘Camelot’ is enchanting

Check it out What: “Camelot” at Sacramento Music Circus When: Through Sunday, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $42-$74 general; $30-$35 youths; call (916) 557-1999 or visit SACRAMENTO — Whether you are speaking […]