Woodland festival celebrates ‘Year of the Tomato’

Take a bite What: Fourth annual Woodland Tomato Festival, featuring a restaurant salsa competition, Top Tomato Chef contest, public tomato tasting, live entertainment, children’s activities and a farmers market When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Freeman Park, Sixth and Main streets in downtown Woodland WOODLAND — On a recent sunny summer morning, a […]

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Zapato Viejo performs at Village Homes

Village Homes Performers Circle will meet from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in Davis. This free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and takes place on the fourth Monday of each month (except December). Sign-up performances are from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Featured acts perform from 8:30 to 9 p.m. […]

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Conceptual artist, composer collaborate on poetry performance

Conceptual artist Diana Betancourt and composer Marc Edward Moglen will collaborate on a performance, “A Call to Humanity,” next week in Davis. Admission is free. The program of socially aware poetry with electronic music will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 […]

Fall Kindermusik classes are enrolling now

Enrollment is being accepted now for three fall Kindermusik classes for children from birth through age 7 and their parents. The program is based on research demonstrating the benefits of music at each stage of a child’s development, says instructor Amy Levin. The “Our Time” for kids ages 18 months to 3 years starts Sunday, […]

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Van Hook, Cedar return to RootStock

If you missed the recent performance by Clarence Van Hook and J. Cedar, you’ll want to head to downtown Winters on Friday night for a return gig from 6 to 8 p.m. at RootStock, 22 Main St. Van Hook is a local treasure. More than 40 years ago, he was performing concerts, festivals, coffee houses, […]

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Sacramento Choral Society seeks tenors, sopranos

Would you like to sing Sir William Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” great cathedral classics, along with a spectacular Christmas concert? The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra and music director Donald Kendrick are holding membership auditions for tenors and sopranos only for the 2011-12 concert season. Experienced choral singers with good music-reading skills are […]

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Enjoy music, pizza, wine at Happy Thursday

Visitors to Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy tuns by the Muke Justis Band and a slice from the Caffé Italia pizza oven while they sip discounted wine by the glass. Rominger West is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Justis, a singer/songwriter […]

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In search of yummy low-alcohol wines

Sylvie, almost 4, a Berkeley resident, likes to pretend she has broken a limb. I’m the doctor. Treatment consists of a round of imaginary herbs, some faux acupuncture and a bandage (or two or three). As soon as she recovers (this usually takes about 30 seconds), she becomes the doctor, and I feign a dislocated […]

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Music Circus scores with this sharpshooter

Check it out What: “Annie Get Your Gun” at Sacramento’s Music Circus When: Through Sunday, with performances at 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 — Yeehaw! Buffalo Bill and his […]

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Non Stop Bhangra to bring outdoor dance party to the Quad on Saturday

Get ready for a big outdoor dance party Saturday evening, as the Mondavi Center brings the energetic Punjabi dance rhythms of Non Stop Bhangra to the UC Davis Quad for the second of this year’s free SummerMusic events. Non Stop Bhangra has been a popular monthly event in San Francisco for the better part of […]

Meet artists, hear music at Second Friday ArtAbout

Listen in E Street Plaza, 7-9 p.m.: Frankie and the Fabletones will bop, hop, twist and shout their way through hits from the ’50s and ’60s. From 6 to 7 p.m., Fabletones singers will perform a cappella at surprise locations throughout downtown Additional live music will be at the following downtown venues: Armadillo Music, 205 F […]

KDVS radio tower project delayed

Last year, UC Davis’ independent radio station, KDVS 90.3 FM, and Results Radio LLC announced their plans to construct a radio tower in South Davis, which would extend KDVS’ radio signal beyond Davis and into Sacramento. The tower received federal approval and was scheduled to be completed by last fall until South Davis neighbors objected. […]

Historic barn becomes a theater this week

Barnyard Theatre will present a festival of new plays through Friday at the historic Schmeiser barn, 35125 County Road 31 west of Davis. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the actors of the company will workshop and present a dramatic reading of a new full-length play, directed by Jennifer Provenza. A weeklong intensive workshop with Megan Brown, […]

‘Spell of the Beast’ staged Saturday

The Davis Art Center’s Youth Theatre production of “Spell of the Beast” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Art Center, 1919 F St. A $3 donation will be collected at the door, and will be given to the American Red Cross. The show is designed for people of all ages who love […]

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