Davis photography club prepares for new exhibit

The Photography Club of Davis is putting together an exhibition of framed photographic works, “Davis: Quintessential and Infinitesimal,” to be on display at Gallery 1855 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday in the month of August. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 […]

Church to show film on immigration

The Anti-Racism Task Team will show a film titled “Dying to Live — A Migrant’s Journey” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the library at Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, in West Davis. This film is a profound look at the human face of the immigrant. It explores who they are, why they […]

Ushers needed for ‘Peter Pan’

The Davis Musical Theater Company is looking for ushers for the Young Performer’s production of “Peter Pan — A New Musical Adventure.” The show runs from Friday to July 24 at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis. Ushers can watch the shows for free. If you are interesting in ushering, contact Carol […]

Mondavi summer series features Cajun band in free outdoor concert Saturday

The Mondavi Center’s free outdoor summer concerts on the UC Davis Quad resume on Saturday, with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys bringing lively Cajun dance tunes, starting at 7:30 p.m. Riley and his band have been performing together for 23 years, and they take their name from Riley’s hometown. “Mamou is a small town, about […]

Outside Lands single-day passes on sale today

At last, San Francisco’s three-day alternative music festival, Outside Lands, is selling single-day passes, making one of the West Coast’s great music events more affordable. Especially in these financially-stressed times, it can be difficult for anyone to request three days off from work. And as a college sophomore, I need to be at school by […]

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Hardwater at Village Homes Performers Circle on July 25

Davis band Hardwater is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers Circle on Monday, July 25, from 7:15 to 9 p.m. in Davis. The band will perform its first ever “unplugged” show, pulling from sources including Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, Dave Matthews and Sting among others. The sound is a […]

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What’s new to pair with walnuts, figs and anchovies?

A mild allergy kept me away from walnuts for 40 years. “I don’t like them much, anyway,” I told myself grumpily, as I turned my back on dense chocolate brownies and bright spring pesto. When I moved back to Davis, an orchard owner suggested I try Chandlers and surprisingly (to me, not to him), I […]

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‘The Producers’ has something for everyone

“The Producers,” directed by Glenn Casale, kicks off Music Circus’s 61st season and is a great way to start a season that will include “Oliver!” “Anything Goes,” “Camelot,” “I Do! I Do!,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Miss Saigon.” Whatever your ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or political affiliation, there will be something in Mel […]

Mondavi adopts new ticket, box office systems

During the last few weeks, the Mondavi Center has made a transition to a new software package in the ticket office. And regular patrons may notice a few changes — some of which are rather handy. “The biggest change that people will notice is that they now have the ability to select seats themselves when […]

Down home Delta style Blues at Root Stock

Chicken & Dumpling are back on the menu at the Root Stock on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Winters, 22 Main St. This acoustic blues duo featuring Charles “Chicken” Oriel on the guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on the bass. Chicken & Dumpling plays the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill […]

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Come watch ‘Old Yeller’ on Friday night

The Disney classic film “Old Yeller” will be shown Friday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m. for “Movie on the Lawn” night at the Pole Line Road Baptist Church, Pole Line and 8th St. Bring friends, lawn chairs, blankets, jackets, popcorn or other favorite movie snacks to share.

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Explosion of color at The Artery

Ken Kirsch and Karen Roughton use different art mediums but both of them are bold with colors. Their art work is on display now through Aug. 2 at The Artery, 207 G St. Davis. Kirsch, a UC Davis graduate, paints on wood with oils. His work is not confined by a frame but appears to […]

New ceramic display at Pence Gallery

Artists Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk and Charlene Doiron Reinhart’s ceramic works are on display through July 24 at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Davis. The exhibit, entitled “Seeking balance/finding focus” can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.pencegallery.org

Keri Carr Band blends country rock, traditional Mexican music

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series continues with a free outdoor performance by the Keri Carr Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The concert is at the Rotary Park Gazebo on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center. Called “Sacramento’s supreme torch singer,” Keri Carr (formerly of […]