Pleasant Valley Boys perform the old-fashioned way

The Pleasant Valley Boys bring their traditional bluegrass from the 1940s to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. The band features Matt Dudman, on mandolin and lead vocals; Jim Allison, on fiddle and harmonies; George Goodell, on banjo […]

Teen rock concert kicks off new school year

Local teens will kick off the school year by showing off their music stylings Saturday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. in a rock concert at RockBand University, 720 Olive Drive #H. The concert is $5 with performances by Eluminati, Eulogy and Spectrum. The Facebook Event page with more information is

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Winters Theatre Company holds open auditions

The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Fruitcakes,” a comedy by Julian Wiles, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 6-7, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters. Performances will take place on Nov. 18-19, 25-27 and Dec. 2-4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Roles are […]

School offers free discarded textbooks

César Chávez Elementary School, 1221 Anderson Road, will have discarded/obsolete textbooks and other materials available for public giveaway starting Thursday evening at Back-to-School Night for the intermediate grades. These books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A ride for the senses: Yolo County Fair opens in Woodland

A stroll down the midway underneath carnival lights. The smell of buttered popcorn. Jumping to the screams of children on clanking rides. It looks, smells and sounds like the Yolo County Fair has once again returned to Woodland. The annual event, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds at 1250 E. Gum Ave., opened its gates Wednesday […]

County offers online reading program for teachers, families

Thanks to support from the California State Library, the Yolo County Library has subscribed to a reading program that teachers, parents and children can access from home. Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. This engaging resource for […]

DHS Jazz Choir hosts dance competition

Ever watched “So You Think You Can Dance” and thought, “I can do that — or better”? Now is your chance to prove it. The Davis Joint Unified School District junior and senior high schools are looking for 10 solo or duet dancing acts to compete in the second annual Davis High Jazz Choir dance […]

Ukrainian Festival on Saturday

The Ukrainian Heritage Club is playing host to the Ukrainian Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Veteran’s Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. with a concert. The concert is $15 for adults, $10 for children 7- to 16-years old and free for those under 6. A Ukrainian […]

Point of Brew: Wandering in Wisconsin

I’m writing this in Wisconsin. I’ve been here a week. I like it. I used to come to Wisconsin on a regular basis, many years ago, when Milwaukee was the production and perhaps intellectual center of the American brewing Industry. Pabst, Schlitz and Millers, all then giants of the industry, had their business headquarters in […]

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You do! You do want to see this show

In 1966 Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (the guys who wrote “The Fantasticks”) wrote a little two-person show to celebrate marriage. It was based on the Jan de Hartog play, “The Fourposter” and was called “I Do! I Do!” It starred Mary Martin and Robert Preston. The show ran for 560 performances and received seven […]

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Enjoy lunch and singing at Soup ‘n’ Song

“Soup ’n’ Song” renews its program at noon Tuesday, Sep. 6 at Davis Community Church fellowship hall, 412 C St., with lunch, fellowship and an hour-plus of singing “the oldies” around the piano with David Deffner. “This is a welcoming group of people, so if you’ve never attended, give us a try,” a spokeswoman says. For more […]

Popovich comedy pet show coming to Davis

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre is coming to the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., for a 7 p.m. performance Thursday, Oct. 6. The Comedy Pet Theatre features a cast of more than 30 pets, all rescued from local shelters, and transformed into international stage stars. The pets include house […]

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Local authors tell us where all the pop stars have gone

Ever hear a song on the radio and wonder what happened to that recording artist? For Davis authors Marti Childs and Jeff March, their curiosity has resulted in a second book looking back at the lives of recording artists who helped provide life’s background music through the years. “Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone?” […]

Learn how to play the guitar this fall

The Davis Art Center’s fall guitar class session begins Monday, Sept. 12. This seven-week class covers foundational guitar technique, note reading, rhythm and ensemble playing. Classes are offered on Mondays for ages 7-9 (3:30-4:15 p.m.), 10-12 (4:15-5 p.m.) 13-17 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) and adults 18 and up (6:30-7:30 p.m.). The session runs through Oct. 24. The […]