Thursday, September 18, 2014

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’: A tasty banquet

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Four stars Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Michel Blanc, Clément Sibony Rating: PG, and quite pointlessly; suitable for all ages Food bridges a cultural divide in romantic charmer By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This film is as sweetly “old world” as […]

See ‘Rainbows of Chaos’ at Craft Center

The UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Rainbow of Chaos,” a solo exhibition of glass mosaics by instructor and volunteer Jennifer Rutherford. The exhibition opens Monday and continues through Sept. 19. The exhibition primarily features glass mosaics, paintings and knitted garments designed by the artist, with the occasional sculpture or jewelry piece thrown in. Featured themes and […]

Partain Real Estate

“I definitely got the passion to sell real estate from my dad,” Julie Partain says. When Julie was a child growing up in Davis, she has fond memories of her dad, Dick Partain, always coming home from work with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. When she became a teenager, she grew […]

Visitors’ Guide: Davis Farmers Market

The Davis Farmers Market has been a downtown staple since 1975 when it was founded by local family farmers looking for a way to sell their produce directly to the public. In 2009, the Davis Farmers Market was crowned America’s favorite large farmers’ market by the American Farmland Trust and thousands of voters. The win […]

Sign up now for teen acting workshop

If you’re a teenager and you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be king or sing or dance the tango, then the Winters Shakespeare Workshop is the outlet for you. Teens ages 13 to 19 may sign up now for the workshop — five weeks of performing fun, ending in a production of “Much Ado […]

Ask the Expert: Dixon Landscape Materials

Great Landscaping Starts Here… Landscape is divided up into hardscape and softscape. These areas are defined in terms of drainage. Hardscape is patios, sidewalks, buildings, thick fences, swimming pools, small buildings — places with no exposed earth for drainage. Softscape is those areas like lawn and garden where there is exposed ground to afford drainage. Hardscape […]

‘The Wind Rises’: This film soars

“The Wind Rises” Four and a half stars Starring (voice): Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Stanley Tucci, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin, Werner Herzog, Mae Whitman Rating: PG-13, for dramatic content and disturbing images Famed Japanese filmmaker turns serious in his newest animated drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Animation fans who think of […]

Hear jazz at the Performers’ Circle

James Williams with the Midnight Jazz Trio is the featured act Monday, March 24, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Williams, a Performers’ Circle regular known for stellar a cappella renditions of jazz standards, will blend his distinctive voice with fellow local musicians Robert […]

Live music, wine tasting at Berryessa Gap

Berryessa Gap Vineyard is playing host to “Meet Us Again For The First Time” to launch its new wine from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15. The vineyard is at 27260 Highway 128 in Winters. Music is provided by Yolo Mambo and food by Anderson Family Catering and BBQ. The barrel room will be […]

Live figure-drawing sessions resume at Art-is-Davis

Art-is-Davis Co-op, 222 D St. in downtown Davis, hosts live figure-drawing sessions every week. Mondays (6 to 9 p.m.) are dedicated to short poses for gesture and fast studies, and Tuesdays (6 to 9 p.m.) are three-hour poses for portrait and full figure work. The first and third weeks of each month are clothed sessions […]

How to thwart today’s online scams

By Andrea Eldridge I’m a big fan of technology making life easier. Unfortunately, it also makes it easier for scam artists to target potential victims. For many, the relative newness of using email and Web access for banking, shopping and paying bills leaves them vulnerable to crooks looking to steal personal information for financial gain. […]