See ‘Star Wars’ outdoors on June 24

The Yolo County Historical Museum invites everyone to enjoy an old-fashioned movie night out with the family at the historic Gibson House Museum on Friday, June 24. “Star Wars” will be shown on a large outdoor screen. “Bring your lounge chairs, your picnic blankets and your appetites for what promises to be an evening of […]

Library reaches out to adults this summer

Summer library programs often target children and teenagers, but this year, adults won’t be left out. The Yolo County Library has planned a series of free programs for adults that allow readers to travel to exotic lands and learn more about a great migration within the United States. First up is “Destination South Africa!” from […]

Acme presents free comedy outdoors this weekend

Acme Theatre Company will open its production of “The Servant of Two Masters,” by Carlo Goldoni, on Friday. The play will be performed Friday through Sunday at the Davis Art Center’s outdoor stage, 1919 F St. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a picnic dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. […]

Point of Brew: the magic of monarchy and Guinness

The House of Windsor has had a splendid year so far. The recent royal wedding of William and Kate and, in a quite different way, the Queen’s recent visit to Ireland shows the remarkable power in the symbolism of a constitutional monarchy that any other form of government can hardly hope to match. The royal […]

Art Center hosts summer guitar classes

Local residents can learn to play the guitar this summer at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Elizabeth Busch will teach two five-week summer sessions (beginning and continuing) that will cover foundational guitar technique, note reading, rhythm and ensemble playing. Classes will be offered on Mondays for ages 7-9 (3:30 to 4:15 p.m.), 10-12 […]

Bennett concert time pushed back

The start time for Tony Bennett’s performance Wednesday evening at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis has been pushed back to 8:30 p.m. due to unexpected travel conflicts, a center spokesman announced Tuesday. A limited number of tickets remain for the performance, ranging from $60 to $125. For more information, visit or call (530) […]

Technique, trust and laughter are key to ballet production

Details What: “La Fille Mal Gardee,” presented by ballet students of Hanneke Lohse When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 at the door, or in advance at the Davis Art Center office, 1919 F St. Info: (530) […]

Cohan discusses downtown on KDRT

Joy Cohan, who steps down as director of the Davis Downtown Business Association on July 1, discusses the state of downtown and what she has learned from four years on the job on the current “Davisville” radio program. She discusses initiatives to draw more people downtown, the “community covenant” to reduce the drunken excesses of […]

Summer reading program kicks off at libraries

The Yolo County Library is rolling out its popular summer reading program on June 1, running through mid-August. The program includes free reading clubs at all branch libraries and prizes for all ages. Beginning June 1, visit any Yolo County branch library to pick up a schedule of summer events and sign up for the […]

Alexander String Quartet wraps up three-year Beethoven cycle

The Alexander String Quartet concludes its complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets with two concerts Sunday, June 5, at the Mondavi Center featuring the String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132, and the String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135. At 2 p.m., the string quartet will be joined by lecturer, composer and music historian Robert Greenberg. That performance […]

What do May showers bring?

Last May I wrote a column that began, “What’s up with this weather? …. Below-average temperatures every month … by as much as 10-15 degrees. If we complete May without breaking 90 degrees, it will be the first time since 1971. Pleasant as that may be for gardeners, the weekly rain and cool temperatures have played havoc […]

UCD Orchestra’s Family Concert to feature local pianist

Details What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert When: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center Tickets: $12 general, $8 students/children; or (530) 754-2787 The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with the annual Family Concert — and the evening will feature an […]

‘Tommy': still an amazing journey in musical theater form

Check it out What: “The Who’s Tommy” When: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Wright Hall Tickets: $18/$22 general, $15/$20 students, children, seniors; (530) 754-2787 or I’ve had the LP version of The Who’s seminal 1969 concept album “Tommy” floating around my house for a tad over 40 years. So […]

Cold Shot plays Friday at Little Prague

Party on the Little Prague patio on Friday with Cold Shot, a Davis dance band performing “iconic hits for maximum good times for all.” The band plays from 6 to 9 p.m. most Fridays at the downtown restaurant, 330 G St. All ages are welcome; there is no cover charge. For more information, visit