Film festival to honor Ann Murray Paige

The Davis Feminist Film Festival will showcase the works of regional and international filmmakers on Thursday and Friday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. This year’s festival is dedicated to the late Ann Murray Paige, a filmmaker and Davis resident who served on the festival’s advisory board. Her documentary, “The Breast Cancer […]

Point of Brew: Hops: the bitterness of beers and politics

By the time you read this, I shall be returning from the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver. I’m looking forward to this annual adventure into the craft brewing landscape. There I shall be exposed to an extraordinary overload of sensory inputs in the form of raucous ideas as well as raucous products, many of them […]

‘Sister Act’: different story, same fun time

Check it out What: “Sister Act” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $21-$88 Info: 916-557-1999, I loved the 1992 movie, “Sister Act,” starring Whoopi Goldberg. It had heart, it had soul, it had gentle humor and […]

The California Honeydrops to bring danceable groove to The Palms

Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of blues, gospel, second line-style New Orleans jazz and early rhythm and blues. The California Honeydrops will bring their movable party to The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Since their formation five years […]

DMTC to hold summer workshop

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will offer its annual Summer Youth Theater Workshop for students ages 7 to 17 in July. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays, July 7-30 and will be taught by Jan Isaacson and Helen Spangler. Students will learn the basics of acting, singing, dance steps, vocal […]

I See Hawks in L.A. to play at The Palms

I See Hawks In L.A. will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. The  Southern California country-rock and acoustic folk band formed in 1999 as Rob Waller and brothers Paul and Anthony Lacques were having a philosophical discussion and rock-throwing session on an east Mojave desert trek. They […]

Meet local artist at reception

There is an open house reception for “Water,” an exhibition of framed photographs by Judy Yemma, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. Yemma will be offering an exhibit print, matted to 11- by 14-inches, in a free drawing at the reception. (Must be present to win.) […]

Cajun sounds to fill The Palms

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will play their Cajun-flavored danceable music at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Rigney, a fiery violinist/composer, joined forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Rigney composes most of Fambeau’s songs, […]

Dance through life with ‘The Value of One’

Check it out What: “The Value of One” Where: Pamela Trokanski Studio Theatre, 2720 Del Rio Place When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Tickets: $12 Info: or at the door with cash/check only The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater, now in its 29th season at its workshop on Del Rio Place, is presenting “The Value […]

Art Studio Tour returns to Davis

The Davis Art Studio Tour returns May 31 and June 1. This two-day event gives the public access to numerous artists’ studios in the Davis area. Tickets are $10 per person and available at The Artery, 207 G St., beginning April 25. Children under 12 are free. Brochures with the names of the 28 local […]

Music certificates of merit presented to young Davis musicians

Following statewide tests that concluded earlier this month, the Music Teachers’ Association of California awarded Certificates of Merit to 323 cello, oboe, piano, viola and violin students from 24 music studios through live performance auditions, ear-training and music theory tests in Davis. The goals of the certificate of merit are: * To provide a systematic […]

Strong performances highlight ‘Visiting Mr. Green’

Check it out What: “Visiting Mr. Green” Where: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: Through May 4; 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 and 8 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $34-$38 adult, $29-$33 seniors and $15 students Info:, 888-4-STC-TIX Rating: 13-and-up, adult themes It’s another one of […]

MFA candidate mounts a performance

Deirdre Morris, a candidate for a master of fine arts degree in theater and dance at UC Davis, has created a site-particular performance on and around Lake Spafford in the UCD Arboretum. “Site particular” refers to a direct engagement with the landscape being worked in and through the time and place of the structured presentation. […]