Wineaux: Yet another trip off the beaten path

On a recent trip to the stunning Monterey County coast, we met a friend for dinner at Passionfish, a charming restaurant that serves only Marine Stewardship Council certified fish and has the quirkiest and most reasonably priced wine list of any establishment I know. So many wines. And we had to choose one. I’ve been […]

KDRT to hold benefit concert Friday

Local Davis radio station KDRT will host a benefit concert Friday, July 11, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., featuring an all Yolo County-based lineup. Winters country music band Bonanza King with Kari King will open the show for Bill Scholer and Waiting for Bruce at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 […]

Riggity Jig closes out Little Prague

Riggity Jig, which has performed at Little Prague for the past 14 years, will play one last gig as the establishment is closing. The last Czech-style céilidh will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Little Prague, 330 G St. in downtown Davis.

Davis artist’s work on display in Sacramento

Davis resident Linda FitzGibbon will exhibit her “Beautifully Grotesque” ceramic collection at the Shimo Center for the Arts, 2117 28th St. in Sacramento. Her work intermingles elements of beauty, violence, the strange and the comic. In addition, Big Sur artist Erin Lee Gafill’s work of light and color will be on display The pairing of […]

Watercolor exhibit set at The Nest

Watercolors by Sue Kenyan and Rainy Bewley will be on display from July through September at The Nest restaurant at the Wild Wings Golf Course. Music will be provided by Josh Wisterman. There will be a Second Saturday “Art at The Nest” reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12. The Nest is at […]

YoloArts awarded Creative California Communities grant

The California Arts Council announced YoloArts as a recipient of a Creative California Communities grant of $45,000. The grant is for a project called “Artful Plate” — an initiative that will expand YoloArts’ Art & Ag Project. “It is an honor to be awarded this grant to further explore the role of the arts in economic […]

Woodland Community Band to play in Winters

The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series kicks off with a free outdoor performance by the Woodland Community Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Rotary Park Gazebo in front of the Community Center in Winters. The Woodland Community Band plays a mix of patriotic songs, big band tunes […]

Misner and Smith to give house concert

Misner and Smith will perform a house concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at 49 College Park in Davis. Those interested in attending should email Robin Dewey at for reservations. Please bring a chair and something to drink to share. Suggested donations are $10 to $20 per person.

Three local artists featured in July show at Gallery 1855

Three Davis-area artists — Betty Berteaux, Marlene Lee and Mary Ann Montague — will be featured in the July exhibit at Gallery 1855, in the Davis Cemetery District office at 820 Pole Line Road. The public is invited to join the artists for an open house/reception at the gallery on Sunday, July 13, from 1 to 4 […]

Guitarist Pat Metheny returns to Mondavi on Tuesday

Guitarist Pat Metheny will return to the Mondavi Center on Tuesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. — this time as the leader of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, which also features saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Antonio Sanchez and versatile instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi (piano, keyboards, winds, guitars, vocals). Metheny began his career as […]

Blues powerhouse returns to The Palms

Janiva Magness — one of the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today and recipient of many top Blues Music Association awards — is a living, breathing, one-woman masterclass in blues performance and, not coincidentally, overcoming staggering odds and finding ways to help others. Magness released her latest album, “Original,” in late June, and she […]

‘Much Ado’ swings onto Vets’ Memorial stage

Check it out What: “Much Ado About Nothing” When: Alternating days with “She Loves Me,” Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 3 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $20 general, $18 for students and seniors, $15 children 12 and under Info: “Much Ado about Nothing” is the second of two offerings in […]

‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ is a howling success

Check it out What: “The Hound of the Baskervilles” Where: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m Thursdays and Fridays; 5 and 9 p.m Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays; through Aug. 10 Tickets: $23-$35 Info:, 916-443-5300 How do you write a review about […]

Noah Wolfe will play at Wine’d Down Thursday

The featured musician at Wine’d Down Thursday on July 10 is Noah Wolfe, a Los Angeles-based, Davis-raised guitarist, composer and arranger. Currently studying jazz performance and composition at Cal State Northridge, Wolfe plays in a number of different ensembles, both independently and through the school. Growing up in Davis, he played with local groups such as Frankie and […]