Author holds book-signing at Avid Reader

Are you obsessed with your weight? So is Bridget Holiday, the lead character in local writer Michelle Paisley’s new novel, “All In Her Head.” Local residents are invited to join the author as she reads from her story about Bridget’s enlightened journey toward self-love and acceptance, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at The Avid […]

Cars 2: Quite road-worthy

‘Cars 2′ 4 stars Starring (voices only): Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Larry the Cable Guy, Emily Mortimer, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro Rating: G, and suitable for all ages I never cared that much for 2006’s “Cars,” which lacked the Pixar spark (plugs) present in the animation studio’s other big-screen features. I simply couldn’t identify emotionally […]

DHS grad makes good in Hollywood

If you happened to catch the pilot of the new Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” earlier this year — and you’ve spent any time at Davis High School — you might have noticed something a little familiar. A certain quad, in fact. Because featured in the pilot of the live-action comedy that follows three high school […]

Win Davis Music Festival Tickets!

Twenty bands are playing five different venues this Saturday in the first-ever Davis Music Festival. Groups like Jake Mann + The Upper Hand, Shayna & The Bulldog and the West Nile Ramblers are going to be rocking anything resembling a stage. Tickets are normally 20 bucks a pop, but thanks to promoter Danny Tomasello who’s […]

Spend a night at the Sacramento Zoo

Explore the Sacramento Zoo in a whole new light — moonlight. The Overnight Safari offers families the chance to experience this unique side of the zoo without the rush of the daytime crowds. Meet some of the animals up close and personal. Then, as night falls, camp out under the stars just yards away from […]

Author will talk about food’s link with mood

Trudy Scott, a food mood expert, nutrition, speaker and author will present her new book at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Her book is “The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings,” published […]

I-House hosts screening of film Friday

International House, Davis, presents the documentary “Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness” at 7 p.m. Friday at 10 College Park. The movie is free and the public is invited. One of the film’s producers, Anne Akabori of Sacramento, will be present to answer questions about Chiune,  the man who defied orders from Tokyo in order to […]

Point of Brew: well water or river water?

Everyone knows about water and beer, because for some reason brewers once thought it clever to advertise the water rather than the beer. Most of us, I suppose, remember Hamms’ “From the land of sky-blue waters,” or Olympia’s “It’s the water!” and Coors’ “Pure Rocky Mountain spring water.” Beer is better than 90 percent water […]

Jazz guitarist plays at Root Stock

Root Stock specialty gift shop and tasting room will feature live music and wine tasting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Jazz guitarist Doug Martin, a solo artist from Stockton, will be back by popular demand. He performs instrumentals in many genres, including smooth jazz, soft rock, pop […]

Arboretum folk jam on June 24

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, at Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Music fest benefits Davis schools

Tickets are still available for the Davis Music Festival, an evening-long festival Saturday showcasing 20 bands at five venues in downtown Davis. The event, organized by Davis resident Danny Tomasello, is a benefit for the Davis School Arts Foundation, which supports art, music and performing arts programs in the Davis schools. The line-up includes many […]

DMTC’s ‘Peter Pan’ sparkles; you won’t want to grow up

Check it out What: Davis Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Peter Pan” When: 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through July 10 Where: DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis Tickets: $18 general, $16 students/seniors; $14 per person for groups of 10 or more; http://www.dmtc.org or (530) 756-3682 The little boy in […]

Author examines our ‘Emotional Currency’

Cultural taboos often limit our conversations about money to general topics, such as where to find good deals or the high cost of child care, housing and gas. The personal details — what we earn, what we save and what we spend — are rarely discussed and our feelings about money can be equally guarded. Veteran […]