Friday, April 18, 2014

‘One’ singular sensation to open at DMTC

Thousands audition. Twenty-four make it to the stage. But in the end, only eight will win the chance to dance. This is the story of the ones who make it … and the ones who don’t. Davis Musical Theatre Company continues its season with Broadway’s singular sensation, “A Chorus Line,” from April 25 to May […]

Author discusses memoirs of Appalachia at The Avid Reader

Davis author Lena Cantrell McNicholas will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, to discuss her memoir, “Patchwork: Pieces of Appalachia.” McNicholas loves southwest Virginia. In “Patchwork,” she recalls the small Appalachian town of her childhood and the eclectic characters within it. Check it out Who: […]

Wineaux: Good deals off the beaten path

My father used to sigh when I asked for 60 cents to go the movies. “When I was a kid,” he said (more times than I can count), “admission was 5 cents — and you got a free candy bar.” I remind myself of these predictable — and so very annoying to 10-year-old me — […]

Rockabilly phenom to play at The Palms

Oklahoman J.D. McPherson is a fast-rising, high-energy performer with a modern take on rockabilly and primal roots music. He and his band will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, at The Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters. McPherson’s newest CD “Signs & Signifiers” (Rounder Records) has been called “a rockin’, bluesy, forward-thinking album that […]

25th annual state clay competition exhibit at The Artery

California’s best clay artists’ works will be on display in the California Clay Competition at The Artery. The competition runs in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. The exhibit will feature 44 works from 42 artists chosen by juror Don Fritz. He is on the faculty of Santa Clara University […]

Panel OKs bill to ease financial hardship for veterans’ spouses

On a bipartisan 6-0 vote last week, the state Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs approved legislation to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that has caused considerable financial and personal hardship for numerous veterans and their spouses living at California’s homes for veterans. Senate Bill 1440 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, reverses a budget action that […]

Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

Do you like gardening? Are you looking for opportunities to give back to the community? Davis Central Park Gardens is putting together its first Volunteer Orientation Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3, at the gardens along B Street between Third and Fourth streets in downtown Davis. Orientation day is a chance to […]

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What: “Call of the Wolf”: an Earth Day celebration plus awards presentation When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Where: Veterans’Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Pre-register: at Info:

Film festival to honor Ann Murray Paige

The Davis Feminist Film Festival will showcase the works of regional and international filmmakers on Thursday and Friday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. This year’s festival is dedicated to the late Ann Murray Paige, a filmmaker and Davis resident who served on the festival’s advisory board. Her documentary, “The Breast Cancer […]

Point of Brew: Hops: the bitterness of beers and politics

By the time you read this, I shall be returning from the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver. I’m looking forward to this annual adventure into the craft brewing landscape. There I shall be exposed to an extraordinary overload of sensory inputs in the form of raucous ideas as well as raucous products, many of them […]

‘Sister Act’: different story, same fun time

Check it out What: “Sister Act” Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $21-$88 Info: 916-557-1999, I loved the 1992 movie, “Sister Act,” starring Whoopi Goldberg. It had heart, it had soul, it had gentle humor and […]

Meet local artist at reception

There is an open house reception for “Water,” an exhibition of framed photographs by Judy Yemma, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Gallery 1855, 820 Pole Line Road. Yemma will be offering an exhibit print, matted to 11- by 14-inches, in a free drawing at the reception. (Must be present to win.) […]

Dance through life with ‘The Value of One’

Check it out What: “The Value of One” Where: Pamela Trokanski Studio Theatre, 2720 Del Rio Place When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Tickets: $12 Info: or at the door with cash/check only The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater, now in its 29th season at its workshop on Del Rio Place, is presenting “The Value […]