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Soar to Neverland with DMTC’s ‘Peter Pan’

The Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre announces the opening of “Peter Pan,” the high-flying magical musical adventure that will whisk the audience away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic book and the original 1954 Broadway production directed and staged by Jerome […]

Point of Brew: Brewing in the idyllic English Cotswolds

The Queen’s Head in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds of England is among my favorite pubs. Of course, it is deliciously old, having been a part of this ancient market town since the 13th century, has all sort of nooks and crannies to settle into with one’s favorite and well-loved companion, low beams festooned in hop […]

DMTC auditions for fall production of ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre announced auditions for its upcoming fall production of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Jan Isaacson will direct and choreograph the show, offering a range of roles available for boys and girls, teens and children. This version features lyrics and music by Barnes Boffey and Paul Pilcher, with additional music by […]

Drawing class set at Davis Arts Center

The Davis Arts Center is offering a four-week introductory class to portrait drawing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays, July 7-28. Students will be drawing from a live model. Basic techniques of drawing will be covered. Supplies needed are an 11-by-14-inch sketch pad, 2B graphite/charcoal pencils and a kneaded eraser. A model fee is […]

Woodland Art Walk moves to July 11

The July art walk in downtown Woodland, which usually takes place on the first Friday of the month, will move one week later due to the Fourth of July holiday. The event will take place Friday, July 11, featuring the theme “IndepenDANCE,” and will include music, dance and art exhibitions.

A call for ‘Visual Voltage’ in downtown Woodland

Professional artists and artist teams, age 18 and older, are invited to participate in the Request for Proposal process for the city of Woodland Utility Box Art Program called “Visual Voltage.” YoloArts has been authorized by the city of Woodland to manage the RFP process. Artists will be selected based on past work and the […]

KDRT fundraiser set at Odd Fellows Hall

The Davis Odd Fellows and Davis Media Access will present a special evening of local music featuring Waiting for Bruce with Bill Scholer and Bonanza King with Kari King from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. This event is a fundraiser for KDRT, Davis’ grassroots community […]

Celebrate the Fourth on the 5th at RootStock

RootStock will be celebrating all the colors of the flag with a “Reds, Whites and Blues” tasting from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Red and white wines are available for tasting from five local wineries and the Charlie Wade Blues Band will bring the “blues” to the tasting room. The Solano County-based band includes guitar players […]

Hawaiian slack key guitar master to play The Palms

Ledward Kaapana will bring his unique style of Hawaiian slack key to Winters at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. Slack key, which gets its name from tunings caused by “slacking” the guitar strings, is one Hawaii’s most revered musical traditions, a soothing style full of relaxed beauty. Fran Guidry will open the […]

Over Forté heats up Picnic in the Park

Over Forté brings its traditional jazz, Dixieland, pop, blues and swing music to Picnic in the Park from 5 p.m. to dark on Wednesday, July 2, in Central Park. Formed in 1996, the band are Picnic in the Park favorites, who also perform at the Woodland Farmers Market, the Yolo County Fair, Woodland’s Stroll through […]

Actors shine in ‘She Loves Me’

Check it out What: “She Loves Me” When: Alternating days with “Much Ado About Nothing,” 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: www.shakespearedavis.org Prior to the opening of its very first musical, “She Loves Me,” directors Gia Battista […]

See ‘Angels and Abstracts’ at The Artery

Jeff and Jimee Taylor have been making pottery together for 38 years. Their exhibit — “Angels and Abstracts” — opens Friday and runs through July 28 at The Artery, 207 G St. There is an artist’s reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 11. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

There’s more than one way to draw an elephant

In a folk story told by the Sufi poet Rumi, an elephant is described in myriad ways depending on the observer. Eventually, each person’s viewpoint is acknowledged as “right” — each person sees the elephant in his or her own way. When many people attempt to express what they see, wondrous possibilities emerge, each different from […]

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