All are welcome at a free Korean belly dancing class at 11 a.m. Saturday on the front patio at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The one-hour class will be taught by Jihyun Lim of South Korea, an experienced dance teacher. It promises to be eclectic, and children accompanied by their parents are invited to join […]
Matthew Grasso’s sixth annual celebration of the seven-string guitar is planned for Saturday, July 7, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The show starts at 7:07 p.m. A donation of $7 to $21 will be asked at the door. This year’s program will focus on microtonal guitars. Grasso will perform on a 14-note octave […]
Check it out What: Applegate Dance Company’s ‘Premiere Showcase’ When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Tickets: $12 in advance at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.; $14 at the door The Applegate Dance Company will celebrate its 20th anniversary by presenting a “Premiere Showcase” this […]
Thursday is the new Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Complimentary wine and olive oil tasting are offered from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This Friday, check out the Charlie Wade Blues Band from 6 to 8 p.m. The five-member band from Solano County plays 1940s and ’50s harp blues, featuring music […]
Sean Flinn & The Royal We, an indie band from Portland, will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis. They’ll be supporting their new video, “Patient Heart,” from their debut album “Write Me A Novel,” which can be seen at www.seanflinnandtheroyalwe.com. Tristen and Lauren Cole Norton share […]
Westlake Plaza invites all comers to its second annual Summer Concert and Parking Lot Picnic on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The shopping center is at 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis. The family-friendly event includes a classic car show and live classic rock music by Jan and the Studebakers, playing tunes from the […]
Acoustic S&M brings six decades of folk, rock, pop and even a little country music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday. The band will play from 5 to 8 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The market, open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., is filled with spring […]
Collect 46 bands, sprinkle them among seven venues in one downtown area and you have the makings for a very successful event.
Danny Tomasello did just that as he orchestrated the second annual Davis Music Festival on Saturday. More than 1,500 people meandered through downtown Davis from 1:30 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday, listening to everything from punk to hip-hop to rock to funk and some styles that defy definition.
“It’s really like a giant puzzle,” said Tomasello, the festival founder. “It’s connecting an artist with a venue, and a venue with a sound.”
From the smiles on people’s faces, Tomasello got it right.
Nature’s Theater organizers Lyndsay Dawkins and Jeff Falyn will bring their “walking stories” — like this depiction of “Nature Heroes” — to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday and again July 11 and Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Courtesy photo
Christopher David Barnes, 19, of Davis, was arrested early Friday morning after stealing a vehicle while intoxicated. The Davis Police Department received a call at 2:15 a.m. from a resident on Chestnut Lane, who reported his Lincoln Town Car was being stolen. Officers spotted the vehicle at Covell Boulevard and L Street and pulled it […]
Davis Police Department employees, from left, Mario Alfaro, retiring Sgt. John Wilson (carrying the torch) and Ben Sanders jog along Second Street in Davis on Friday as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics of Northern California’s Summer Games. The torch’s destination was UC Davis, where more than 900 athletes were […]
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Syria said Saturday it shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane because the plane entered its airspace, insisting it was “not an attack” as both sides desperately tried to de-escalate the episode before it exploded into a regional conflagration. Turkey threatened to retaliate but did not say what action it would take […]
WILLIAMS (AP) — The rust-orange head of an American avocet darted back and forth watching for predators, its black-and-white feathered body plopped atop a nest of four speckled eggs that lay on an earthen levee in a California rice paddy. “It’s a full clutch of four eggs,” said Monica Iglecia, a shorebird biologist with Audubon […]
Following two weeks of public scrutiny over the city’s decision to lay off nine employees, including two tree trimmers only hours after voters approved the parks maintenance tax, the city and a workers’ group are bargaining over the potential reinstatement of those employees. On Thursday, the city sent out a new release revealing several exchanges […]