Frerichs, Greenwald and Wolk at Celebrate Davis!

Davis City Council candidates Lucas Frerichs, Sue Greenwald and Dan Wolk will have booths at Thursday’s Celebrate Davis! festival in Community Park. Frerichs will be on hand to discuss his candidacy for the council starting at 5 p.m., and there will be a surprise photo opportunity. “Come bring the kids and your camera to capture an […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wolk releases campaign music video

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk announces the release of what may be the first Davis City Council campaign music video. It is a video of the official Davis song, “The Davis Song,” written by Heidi Bekebrede. Bekebrede and Wolk recorded the song, along with Davis High School Madrigals Lucy Brazil, Andrew Block, Emma Hunter and […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Acoustic trio plays at Village Homes

Davis’ Five Three Oh! — Michael Ann Riley, Eileen Jaffe and Chris Pilon — makes its debut as the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 28, in Davis. The free event features performers of all levels and creative expressions, and takes place on the fourth Monday […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Congressman showcases Fridae’s photos

Color photographs by Winters Mayor Woody Fridae are featured in Rep. Mike Thompson’s district office, 712 Main St. in Woodland. This is the sixth in a series of occasional exhibits at the Woodland district office since 2008. The exhibit, titled “Available Light,” continues through June 29. Fridae’s photos feature Winters landmarks including the water tower […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Music with a message at Woodland library

ZunZun Musical Planet will visit the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St., from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. Through the use of instruments from North, Central and South America and playful interactive segments, ZunZun offers an engaging and educational performance teaching kids about recycling and water conservation. The 45-minute […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear Yolo Mambo at Sudwerk on Saturday

Yolo Mambo will perform its spicy blend of world music outdoors on the Sudwerk patio, 2001 Second St., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy music on weekends at Monticello Cuisine

Patrons at Monticello Cuisine will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout May. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, May 18 and 25. On Saturdays, pianist Donna Wren can be heard from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 19 and 26. […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis comedy show set Saturday

Joe Klocek is the featured comic at a comedy show Saturday evening at Bistro 33, 226 F St. in downtown Davis. Klocek has been seen on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He was voted best comic in 2011 in SF Weekly’s readers’ poll. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Music makers

Members of the Emerson-Harper Junior High Orchestra prepare for their end-of-the-year concert on Monday evening. From left are students Diana Jian, Miguel Soler, Sam Lee, Christine Chung and Jill Bavetta with their teacher, Greg Brucker. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. in Davis. […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Get out and enjoy nature

The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The preserve is at 34199 County Road 20, west of Woodland. Visitors are invited to hike the trails along the creek, see wildlife and enjoy a picnic. Admission is free. For more information, call […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Butterfly Fairies, ballet students of Hanneke Lohse, rehearse for their production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Friday through Sunday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. From left are Biavanna Moreno, Noriko Smallwood, Margaret Yang, Tessie Ottaway-Chung and Sarah Nguyen. The company of ballet students, ranging in age from 4 to 65, will […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

‘Peter and the Wolf’ presented at family concert

The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra will offer a festive springtime Family Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall, with Provost Ralph Hexter appearing as the narrator in Sergei Prokofiev’s popular piece “Peter and the Wolf.” Also on the hourlong program will be two winners of this year’s UC Davis Symphony Orchestra […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Food truck festival will roll into Davis June 1

The Davis Dirt, a free local event calendar, will present a Street Food Rodeo — a roundup of food trucks and carts from around the region — from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Sixth and G streets in downtown Davis. Admission is free. Live music will be performed by Tha Dirt Feelin’, Belle Francisco, ZuhG, […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer bloomers featured at Arboretum plant sale

Local residents can get ready for summer in the garden and find some great bargains on sustainable, beautiful plants at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum end-of-season clearance plant sale Saturday. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. It will feature hundreds of different kinds of plants, […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,