Entry deadline for sunflower art is May 27

Details What: NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition and Show When: May 31-June 23 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mondays through Thursdays, 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays Entry deadline: Friday, May 27 Info: (530) 756-8181; www.namisunflowers.org; friends@namiyolo.org Local residents […]

Water for Elephants: Medium-top melodrama

‘Water for Elephants’ 3 1/2 stars Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook Rating: PG-13, for violence, dramatic intensity and mild sensuality Acting flavors of the month shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near prestige projects. The newbie’s presence inevitably affects atmosphere and tone, and sometimes story elements are modified — or compromised — according […]

‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens Friday

The Woodland Opera House Theatre for Families will open Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 15. The show is underwritten by the Rotary Club of Woodland. Based on the well-loved […]

Linda Bair Dance Co. presents new works

Check it out What: Linda Bair Dance Company presents “BURST” When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, and 2 and 5 p.m. April 30 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 for students, $5 for children 12 and under, available at the door, by calling (530) 304-2162 […]

Can you find delightful bargains in Napa? You bet

On my check-out-the-wine visit to the new Davis Grocery Outlet, the cashier announced gleefully that I had saved $72 — considerably more than I spent. So far, no gem has emerged from my six-pack of extreme bargains. In fact, we have three partially-drunk bottles languishing in the kitchen. “Should we finish this off with dinner?” […]

Common Frequency opens the air waves to new voices

You can help What: Common Frequency benefit dinner, panel discussion and concert When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: UC Davis Technocultural Studies Building Tickets: $5 to $35, on a sliding scale Info: http://commonfrequency.org Local broadcasting opportunities will be the beneficiary when Common Frequency hosts a free concert and panel discussion Saturday evening at UC Davis. The […]

Dixon May Fair is less than two weeks away

The 136th annual Dixon May Fair is just around the corner, and planning is well under way for the five-day event that officials promise will offer fun and good memories for people of all ages. The May Fair will open Wednesday, May 4, and entertain thousands of visitors through Mother’s Day on May 8. While […]

Folk musicians jam at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, […]

Cache Creek summer concert series begins May 21

Cache Creek Casino Resort is bringing out the stars this summer to play “under the stars” in the resort’s new 3,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. The venue, just south of the casino, will feature raised seating in an intimate, theater-style configuration. The first show scheduled for the new stage is rock icon John Fogerty on May 21. Following […]

Blues artist kicks off Dixon May Fair

The 136th annual Dixon May Fair will begin its concert series next month with a performance by blues artist Jonny Lang and guest Robben Ford on Wednesday, May 4. “It’s going to be a great night of blues at the Dixon May Fair on our grand opening day,” said Jack Murphy, CEO of the Dixon […]