Tuesday, January 27, 2015

‘Ideation’ a funny, dark, thrilling farce — and more

Check it out What: “Ideation,” by Aaron Loeb When: Through Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St., Sacramento Tickets: $28-$34; capstage.org or 916-995-5464 When Aaron Loeb’s “Ideation” premiered at the San Francisco Playhouse in 2013, critics called it everything from “a […]

DHS Idol finals will be a tough competition

That’s the ticket What: Davis High Idol finale When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 in advance from Advanced Treble Choir members; $12 at the door Two is better than one for twins Giulia and Elisa McIsaac. Performing on separate nights in the Davis High School […]

Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

Recent studies suggest that a compound found in cannabis may have a number of important medical applications, particularly for epilepsy and cancer. And a Davis man has plans to make it more affordable to the public. Clint Crary has spent the past six months working to establish two companies — USCBD and Rhya Pharms — which are […]

Marrone Bio’s Regalia approved for new uses in Canada

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. of Davis reported last week that its Regalia Maxx biofungicide has received approval for new uses in Canada. The product is a plant extract-based advanced biofungicide that activates plants’ natural defenses to boost plant vigor, combat fungal and bacterial diseases, and enhance yield potential. The recently approved new uses for Regalia […]

Rob White: How innovation can help ‘renew Davis’

Recently, Mayor Dan Wolk presented to the Davis Chamber of Commerce five activities that he says will help to “renew Davis.” These include an increased emphasis on economic development, improving and rehabilitating our infrastructure, a focus on clean energy, support for healthy families and involvement in local and regional partnerships. Under the topic of economic […]

Yolo County art students can apply to be a California Arts Scholar

In its 29th year, the California State Summer School for the Arts has sought the most talented high school-aged visual, literary, media and performing artists in California. The teenagers who are selected are designated California Arts Scholars and attend one of the country’s premier summer arts institutes on the campus of the California Institute of […]

‘Decades of Love’ concert benefits Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care presents its 23rd annual benefit concert, “Decades of Love,” at the Veterans Memorial Center Theatre, 203 E. 14th St., Davis, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Though the songs that celebrate it may change, the story of love remains timeless. Take a journey through eight […]

Hardwater plays at Soup’s On

The local band Hardwater is teaming up with Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor — and a team of professional soup-makers — for Soup’s On, a fundraiser for NAMI-Yolo. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the St. James Catholic Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Proceeds will benefit […]

Wineaux: A rosy resolution for angels and other

On the last day of 2014, New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant wrote about her 2015 food and wine resolutions, most of them not in my budget (like a trip to a luxury resort in Mexico where Dianna Kennedy will be giving cooking classes). But I thought — since Chinese New Year is coming […]

Mark calendars for California Clay Competition exhibit

Art lovers should mark their calendars now for the 26th annual California Clay Competition exhibit, set for May 1-29, at The Artery, 207 G St. in downtown Davis. Sponsored by The Artery and held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis), the […]

Hear Flatland String Band at winery

The Flatland String Band will make its first appearance at Sundstrom Hill Winery when it plays in the barrel room for Wine’d Down Thursday this week. The band gives a string band interpretation to popular hits and traditional melodies from the past two centuries, including old-time and bluegrass fiddle tunes as well as swing and […]

All invited to audition for Woodland Chamber Singers

The Woodland Chamber Singers’ spring season is open for auditions. Singing experience is preferred for this ensemble of 24 to 32 people. A second group of non-auditioned ensemble singers are also welcome. To reserve an audition time between 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 20 and 27, contact Lenore Heinson at 530-662-8937 or r.l.heinson@sbcglobal.net. The […]

Students take the stage to compete for DHS Idol title

Check it out What: Davis High Idol competition When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 for each of the semifinals and $12 for the finals, available at the door; proceeds benefit the Advanced Treble Choir’s performance trip […]

Husband is looking elsewhere

Dear Annie: I recently came home to find my husband looking at pictures of nude women on the computer. I didn’t know whether to be hurt, sad or furious. He defended himself, saying he is the same as any guy looking at girlie magazines. After a much-heated argument, I discovered he was also looking at […]