Arrgh … watch out, mateys!

It’s the same old story you know so well — an evil queen, a poisoned apple, a beautiful princess — but with a few new twists: a mirrored magician, some mysterious mermaids, a zombie army and seven eccentric …pirates? Climb aboard for some swashbuckling fun in the summer sun as Fairytale Town presents “Snow White […]

All of Shakespeare, cooked into a two-hour parody

Check it out What: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Arboretum gazebo on Garrod Drive, UC Davis Tickets: $12 adults, $8 students, $5 children 12 and under; or (661) 304-4341 “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” currently being produced in the UC […]

Return to Forever IV added to Mondavi lineup

Return to Forever IV, described as the definitive jazz/rock fusion ensemble, will make its Mondavi Center debut on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The performance, presented as a “just added” event for the 2011-12 season, will begin at 8 p.m. in Jackson Hall. Tickets will be available starting Saturday at the Mondavi Center ticket office, (530) 754-2787, […]

Empyrean Ensemble features grad student works

Next week’s concert by the Empyrean Ensemble could be considered as an event similar to a group of bold young inventors trying out their semi-experimental flying machines. On Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, the Empyrean Ensemble will premiere compositions by UC Davis music department graduate student composers. The […]

Young musicians shine at Concert on the Green

Check it out What: Concert on the Green, to benefit the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 10 and under Info: Want to see four young, talented local bands rock the stage? Come to the […]

Josh Fernandez to read poems from new book on Thursday

Writer Josh Fernandez, who attended Davis High School and graduated from UC Davis, will read from his newly published first book of poems at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. The book’s title, “Spare Parts and Dismemberment,” offers an immediate hint that Fernandez has not written verses […]

‘Julius Caesar’ gets a revamp

Details What: Studio 301 production of “Julius Caesar” When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Outdoor courtyard between Sproul Hall and the School of Education on the UC Davis campus Tickets: $10 general, at the door or in advance by calling (530) 752 1915 Info: email The UC Davis theater department […]

International folk dance party May 29

Davis International Folk Dancers will host a dance party from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Music will be by the Village Folk Orchestra. The VFO Dance Band plays international folk music with an emphasis on Balkan, including Greek, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Rom, Serbian and Czech. A […]

I-House screens Best Foreign Film

“The Secret In Their Eyes” will be screened Friday evening at International House, 10 College Park, as part of the United Nations Association of Davis film series. There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments that are served at 7:30 p.m. The film […]

‘See me, feel me, touch me, heal me’

Check it out What: “The Who’s Tommy” When: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, May 19-21 and 26-28; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 22 and 29 Where: Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $18/$22 general; $15/$20 students, children and seniors; of (530) 754-2787 Rating: PG-13 “The Who’s Tommy” lights up the Main Theatre stage at UC Davis […]

‘Painting on the Edge’ opens Friday

The Davis Community Gallery will host an exhibit of contemporary landscape paintings by Esparto artist Claire Haag, opening Friday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The gallery is at the Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road in Davis; the exhibit will remain up through Aug. 5. Haag was born and raised in […]

Help solve Winters whodunnit

Bang! Whodunnit? Who shot the mysterious man during the garter toss at the wedding? Was it Harold Montague, father of the bride? Wealthy, well-educated CEO and president of a major local corporation he built from scratch? Or was it his wife, Mildred?  Spoiled, callous, opinionated, sharp-tongued, most comfortable with a dry martini in hand? Or perhaps […]

Hear Ron Goldberg Quartet on Wednesday

Visitors to the Davis Farmers Market’s Picnic in the Park celebration Wednesday will be treated to the music of the Ron Goldberg Quartet — a mix of folk, blues, country, rock oldies and calypso music featuring spirited vocals accompanied by a variety of instruments. The celebration runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, […]

Traditional bluegrass Thursday at Rominger West

The Rominger West Winery’s “Happy Thursday” this week features live music by The Notorious Shank Brothers from 4 to 7 p.m. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. If you like hard-core traditional bluegrass, you’ll like the solid combination of classic songs and instrumentals dished up by The Notorious Shank Brothers. […]