Thursday, April 24, 2014

Celebrate spring at I-House on Sunday

The third and final installment of Celebration of Spring is from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The night will feature open-mic’ performers during the first hour — sign-up at 6:45 p.m. — followed by the featured performer Dave McAsey. McAsey lives with his wife Jenna in […]

Mumbo Gumbo returns to The Palms for Youth Day dance party

Northern California favorites Mumbo Gumbo will bring its big, joyful sound to a dance party — coinciding with Winters’ annual city-wide Youth Day celebration — at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at The Palms, 13 Main St. Mumbo Gumbo is fronted by singer/songwriters Chris Webster and Tracy Walton. The band is anchored and driven by […]

Music, wine flow at Fourth Friday

The second Fourth Friday Feast runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in downtown Winters. Main Street will be hopping with music, food and olive oil tasting, fresh-cut flowers and more. Winters Friends of the Library and Downtown Winters businesses are working together to put on the event. RootStock will be hosting local musicians, […]

Biscuits ‘n Honey will play at winery

Sundstrom Hill Winery will host Biscuits ‘n Honey this week for Wine’d Down Thursday festivities. The winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch, will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday for music, tasting and sales. Appearing for the first time at the winery, Biscuits ‘n Honey play bluegrass/folk music with close vocal […]

Vocal Art Ensemble prepares for U.K. tour with local performances

The Vocal Art Ensemble has earned a reputation for its worldly music, presenting ethnic pieces alongside historic and modern repertoire at every concert since the group’s inception in 2008. The Davis-based choral group even received national recognition for its unique style of programming, winning the American Prize for creative programming and collaboration in 2012. This […]

Chamber Music Society to present Mahler, Copland classics at Mondavi for Earth Week

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will present a special concert in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Schoenberg/Riehn arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” (“The Song of the Earth”) plus the original chamber music version of Aaron Copland’s ballet score “Appalachian Spring.” The […]

Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed U.S. earnings

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region’s exchanges closed for Good Friday. Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 14,504.47. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.4 percent to 2,090.4 after data this week showed […]

Yolo Federal Credit Union gets WISH funds

First-time home buyers in Yolo County may apply for federal WISH grant funds from Yolo Federal Credit Union, the institution announced this week. The funds are granted by the Federal Home Loan Bank for disbursement to eligible home buyers in Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento. Those eligible may apply for up to $15,000 in […]

PG&E pays taxes, fees to county, cities

PG&E paid $1.67 million in property tax to Yolo County plus franchise fees of $2.27 million to the county and its four cities, the utility reported. “We have the privilege of serving more than 15 million Californians,” said Kent Harvey, PG&E senior vice president and chief financial officer, in a news release. “With that privilege […]

Will Davis get an Old Soul?

Old Soul Co., an artisan coffee and baking café with four locations in Sacramento, is looking to brew something up in Davis, sources confirm. Tim Jordan, a coffee expert who co-owns the business with craft baker Jason Griest, told me he’d provide more details next week. The Old Soul cafés in Sacramento include The Alley […]

Red Union Blue inks record deal

Teacher by day, rocker by night, Chris Lee is following his dream with Red Union Blue. The Davis High School teacher started the local rock/pop/country band two years ago, and now has signed a record deal. Want to hear their music? Red Union Blue will play a free, local show at 1 p.m. Saturday, May […]

Craft Center exhibit explores ‘Possibilities’

UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Possibilities,” the imaginative exhibition of Craft Center veteran Paul Ulbrich. The opening reception — with Ulbrich in attendance to answer questions — will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the gallery. The exhibit is open now and runs through May 2. The exhibit will […]

RootStock to host wine themed plein aire exhibit

The public is invited to come out and enjoy vineyard and wine themed art and to celebrate the bountiful season of spring from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters. RootStock will be hosting a group exhibition featuring plein aire paintings focused on vineyards in the Yolo County […]