Colin Goodman, Nicolette Good coming through for house show

Two acclaimed singer/songwriters are coming through Davis for a house show. Colin Gilmore, of Austin, Texas, and Nicolette Good, of San Antonio, Texas, will display the union of their unique acoustic styles at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at 1350 Monarch Lane. For information and reservations, contact Bill Wagman at 530-753-3472 or A $15 […]

Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks to give house show

Area folk performers Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks are set to perform for a house show at 6 p.m. Friday at 49 College Park. Those interested in attending should contact Robin Dewey at and should bring a chair and something to drink. The Ciao Chow food truck also will be there for those interested in […]

57 area choruses are seeking singers

The fall choral season is about to start, and at least 57 choruses throughout the Sacramento region are seeking new members. Most hold auditions in August and September, though many will accept singers without an audition. Some choruses perform only music in a particular style — such as classical, sacred, jazz or barbershop — bust […]

Anderson-Gram Duo to play at Picnic in the Park

Acoustic guitar duo Anderson-Gram — featuring Gayle Anderson-Gram and Bob Gram — will play their folk and Americana music Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Picnic in the Park in Central Park. Music starts at 5 p.m. The husband-and-wife duo offer hauntingly tight harmonies on songs by some of their favorite artists — James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, […]

Theater and dance classes offered at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House Education Program is currently holding registration for fall classes. Broadway Bound is an advanced performance group for children 11 and up who have had previous Show Biz Kidz or main stage theater experience or who have instructor approval. Students will rehearse and perform the play, “Scrooge, a Tale of Christmas,” based on […]

‘Calvary’: Affirmation of faith

“Calvary” 4.5 stars Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, M. Emmet Walsh, Marie-Josée Croze, David Wilmot, Domhnall Gleeson, Orla O’Rourke Rating: R, for profanity, sexual candor, drug use and violence Strong performances highlight thoughtful religious drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This one should be required viewing for all filmmakers, particularly […]

Arielle Deem Band visits Our House on Wednesday

The Arielle Deem Band will be performing music from its debut album, “No Place Like Now,” at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Our House, 808 Second St. in Davis, as part of their album release tour. Arielle Deem is a 2010 graduate of Davis High School and recently received a  bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and […]

1,000 Red Roses Concert benefits hearing impaired

Davis pop peddlers Preoccupied Pipers — of the legendary Davis band Lawsuit — are putting on The 1,000 Red Roses Concert Saturday, Aug. 23, in the E Street Plaza in downtown Davis. They’ll be joined by the Adrian West Trio and The Corner Laughers. The show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and admission is free. The 1,000 Red Roses fund […]

Visit Crawfish and Catfish Festival in Woodland

Celebrate the Northern California crawfish harvest at the Louisiana Sue’s Crawfish and Catfish Festival on Sept. 13-14 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland. The gates open at 11 a.m., and admission is $10 per day per person. Children 15 years and younger are free with a paid adult. Parking is […]

Ukrainian Festival returns to Davis

The Ukrainian Festival, this year celebrating the independence of Ukraine, returns to Davis at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Sponsored by The Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California, the festival opens at 1 p.m. with a free arts and craft exhibit in the theater lobby. The anniversary […]

Davis Chinese Film Festival to kick off with 1994 favorite

An opening ceremony and a screening of the 1994 Chinese favorite “Eat Drink Man Woman” will kick off both Global Confucius Institute Day and the Davis Chinese Film Festival on Sept. 27. The film, directed by Ang Lee and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995, gives insight to the […]

Colleret to sing at Carlton Plaza

Country musician Denis “Denny” Colleret will perform at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Carlton Plaza, 2726 Fifth St. in Davis. The free concert will be held in the common area of the senior living community. Colleret has been a professional musician since 1978. In addition to his solo act, he has played with James […]

Fundraiser supports local filmmaker

Grab a brew, listen to some tunes and help support a local film all at the same time from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sudwerk Dock Store, 2001 Second St. The documentary “Davisville 2013,” which chronicles the events surrounding a hate crime committed in Davis last year, was created by local filmmaker Daniel […]

Point of Brew: About baseball and breweries

Baseball should be played only by large and, mostly, hirsute men for lots of money. It should not be inflicted on small boys and their doting grandparents. Baseball reminds me of cricket that used to be a part of summers in my boyhood. I would spend a long time daydreaming in the field waiting for […]