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 http://tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Whether you are speaking […]

Davisite will showcase her work at fundraiser for contemporary art

Davis resident and artist Roma Devanbu sees art everywhere. “I’m like a crow that collects shiny objects and bits of string to build with,” she said. ”Everything looks like art material to me.” Devanbu describes herself as a child who was constantly drawing and creating and just never stopped. Her Davis home of 12 years […]

Pence film series continues

Last month, the Pence Gallery embarked on a series focusing on art, artists and creativity, seen through the medium of film. Our second film is on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and is titled “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” The cost is $5 general or $2 for Pence members. Refreshments will be available for […]

NorCal acts featured at Solano County Fair

The 2011 Solano County Fair, running Wednesday through Sunday, features a full entertainment schedule, including performances and live music every day on the Bay Stage on the Fair’s main concourse. All concerts are free with paid fair admission. Opening day features Orchestra La Fuerza Gigante, a high-energy group of Northern California musicians. Each member contributes […]

Bill Scholer, Misner & Smith play at Thursday Live!

Join the fun What: Thursday Live! concert, featuring Waiting for Bruce and Misner & Smith When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis Admission: Free, but donations are accepted with gratitude, for the musicians or for an Odd Fellows charity Info: Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com or (530) 219-5444 Two popular bands with […]

Enjoy a folk jam Friday at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday on the Wyatt Deck, on 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 […]

Flatland Band plays in Winters on Friday

Visitors to RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, on Friday will enjoy a performance by The Flatland String Band, featuring Mary Neri King on violin, Jamie Knapp on guitar and Rick Palkovic on guitar and mandolin. The concert will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Known for their vocal performances, on Friday evening the band […]

Gerens show their work at Craft Center Gallery

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Me and My Flame,” new work by husband-and-wife Craft Center volunteers Jeff and Lisa Geren. The couple will be showing work in glass, bronze, wood, leather, ceramics and felted wool beginning Friday and continuing through Sept. 2. A closing reception for the artists is planned from 6 […]