Things to do around Davis CA for the week of August 22 – 28, 2014

There’s lots to do around Davis, CA this weekend (and beyond).

Best weekend bet is on Saturday and it’s free!

Movies in the Park


Friday, August 22nd:

Women’s Soccer 
Sacramento State
5:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif.


Sunday August 24th:

Women’s Soccer 
San Diego State
12:00 PM
San Diego

Men’s Soccer
Chico State
12:00 PM
Davis, Calif.



New Movies in Town:

Four movies open in town Friday all with middling or low RottenTomatoes scores:

When The Game Stands Tall (a football team learns about winning and losing on and off the field got a 30% RottenTomatoes score)

If I Stay (a young coma woman has a out of body experience as she fights for life 34% score)

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (based on the great Frank Miller’s graphic novel has a 43% score but 96% of audience members want to see it)

Magic in the Moonlight (a mystical Jazz-age romantic comedy staring Colin Firth and Emma Stone, with a RottenTomatoes score of 49%).

Best movie bets in town are still:

Guardians of the GalaxyA Most Wanted ManBoyhoodGuardians of the Galaxy (with an impressive 95% RottenTomatoes score, also in 3D)

Boyhood (with an amazing 99% RottenTomatoes score)

A Most Wanted  Man (RottenTomatoes score of 90%)

(Click here for the latest show times or scroll down to the bottom of this post to see our weekend movie show time guide below.)

Davis-area Live Events from Tandem Properties‘ Friends at The Davis Dirt

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jonny Gold Trio
Our House, Davis CA
Live music.6:00 pm
Yolo Mambo
Common Grounds, Davis CA
All ages concert.6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Farmers Market Farmers Market
Central Park, Davis CA
Support your local farmers. Seasonal produce, baked goods, hot food-to-go & more.8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Garden Work Day
Central Park Gardens, Davis CA
Help spruce up the gardens! Tools, gloves, and training provided.9:00 am – 11:00 am
Village Feast Village Feast
Central Park, Davis CA
Enjoy local wines and a delicious lunch made with local, seasonal ingredients. Village Feast benefits Davis Farm to School and Yolo Farm to Fork. Info & tix: pm – 4:00 pm
Batty for Bats
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Davis CA
Be part of an intimate bat experience with Yolo Basin Foundation’s own bat expert Corky Quirk. You’ll learn about their natural history and biology and even get an up-close look at live bats. As the sun sets, you will enjoy fine wines, hors d’oeuvres and socializing as you await the spectacular fly-out of hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats. Tix @ pm – 9:00 pm
Author Event: Wild Within Author Event: Wild Within
The Avid Reader, Davis CA
In her new memoir, author and professor Melissa Hart tells the story of her journey to motherhood and the feathered creatures she encountered along the way. The California Raptor Center will be present with birds.6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mike Justis Band
Palms Playhouse, Winters CA
7:30 pm
Movies in the Park Movies in the Park
Central Park, Davis CA
Bring a blanket and cozy up in front of the giant outdoor screen. Tonight’s showing is Monsters University(2013). Sponsored by Davis Sunset Rotary. Movie starts at sunset.8:00 pm
Boca do Rio
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Davis CA
Music inspired by the thousands of musicians and the music lovers that have gone before us and laid the rhythmic foundations of samba, baiao, samba-reggae, the dances for the orishas, and all that gives homage to the beats. Betcha won’t stop dancing. 21+.9:30 pm

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Live Irish Music
DeVere’s Irish Pub, Davis CA
Escape to Ireland at your local pub! Plus, drink and food specials.4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jon Spivack Duo
Our House, Davis CA
Live music.6:00 pm
International Folk Dancing
Davis Arts Center, Davis CA
Instruction, reviews and requests of beginning to advanced level dances from around the world. First time is free. Then payment by punch card- $2.50- $7 /class.7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$2.50- $7

Monday, August 25, 2014

Performers Circle Performers Circle
Village Homes Community Center, Davis CA
Join your fellow music lovers. 6:45p open mic sign-ups, 7:15p acoustic open mic, 8:30p featured performers Norm Milstein and Ron Goldberg. All performers welcome! Music, dance, poetry, spoken word, mime. Fourth Mondays except December.6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Pub Quiz
DeVere’s Irish Pub, Davis CA
The place to be on Monday evening…your Quizmaster, Dr. Andy, hosts a weekly celebration of knowledge, strategy and entertainment. Teams of up to 6 players. Arrive by 6p to secure a table.7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Parent Network
Davis Food Co-op, Davis CA
An informal gathering in the Co-op Teaching Kitchen (537 G Street) for new & expecting parents and their little ones! Refreshments provided.10:00 am – 11:30 am
Satan Wriders + BAUS + Turner Satan Wriders + BAUS + Turner
Third Space, Davis CA
Satan Wriders (the sound of young Stockton); BAUS (loud freaky punk, featuring a G.Green-er); Turner (nostalgic anthemic pump up jams). All ages, dry venue.8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Salsa Tuesday
The Graduate, Davis CA
With DJ Miguel. Dance lessons at 9:30p w/Cori from Barbara’s Dancing Tonight. 18+.9:30 pm

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Farmers Mkt. & Picnic in the Park Farmers Mkt. & Picnic in the Park
Central Park, Davis CA
Bring a picnic blanket and some dancing shoes. Local produce, hot food to go, wine & beer garden, and live music. 8/6 Plainfield Pickers (Western Swing/Bluegrass); 8/13 Cold Shot (Dance Music); 8/20 Anderson-Gram Duo (Folk/Americana); 8/27 YoloMambo (World Music).4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club
Central Park, Davis CA
It’s Scrabble time! Tired of always beating your little sister? Play Scrabble with (other) fun people. Players of all levels are welcome. Games start at Central Park and move to Crepeville after dusk. Bring your board if you can.5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Bat Talk & Walk
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Davis CA
Join the Yolo Basin Foundation to learn about and view live bats, native to Northern California. Following a 45 minute indoor presentation on bat natural history, the group will carpool out to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to watch one of the largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats in California as it emerges in large ribbons to hunt insects at sunset. Tix @ Adults $10/kids < 16 free.6:00 pm
Open Mic Night
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Davis CA
Hosted every Wednesday by Drew Walker on the lovely Sophia’s deck . The mic is truly “open” to ALL genres, from music to spoken word to comedy, with a full PA & sound tech. Just bring your talent and a smidge of confidence. Sign-ups begin at 7p, performances start at 8p.8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Trivia Night Trivia Night
Ketmoree Thai Restaurant, Davis CA
Check FB page for theme. All ages.8:00 pm
Funk Night
G Street Wunderbar, Davis CA
DJ Larry (Flower Vato) spins soul, funk, disco, hip hop, reggae, latin groove & bhangra. 21+10:00 pm

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tot Play Time
Davis Branch, Yolo County Library, Davis CA
Drop by the library to get to know other parents while the children play.  For parents and children ages 0 to 36 months.  Thursdays until 8/28.10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wine’d Down Thursday
Sundstrom Hill Winery, Davis CA
Live music by multi-instrumentalist singer songwriters Tim and Helen Spangler playing indie pop rock with amazing harmonies. Perfect with a glass of local wine.5:00 pm
Nature & You Lecture Series
Davis Branch, Yolo County Library, Davis CA
Virus-Vector-Plant Interactions. Lecture on Exploring virus-vector-plant interactions with Diane Ullman, Professor of Entomology & Nematology.6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
The Bumptet The Bumptet
G Street Wunderbar, Davis CA
Funk / Jazz / Psychedelic from Sac. All ages.9:00 pm
Haunted Summer
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Davis CA
Languid pop music, adorned with orchestral strings and electronic textures that recall Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips. Yassou Benedict opens. 21+.9:30 pm

Davis CA Weekend Movie Show Times:

Davis Varsity Theatre

616 Second Street, Davis, CA – (530) 758-5284

‎1hr 38min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Comedy/Drama‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

‎2:00‎  ‎4:10‎  ‎6:20‎  ‎8:30pm‎

‎2hr 40min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Drama‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

‎1:15‎  ‎4:30‎  ‎7:45pm‎

Regal Davis Stadium 5

420 G Street, Davis, CA – (530) 297-4103

‎1hr 31min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Drama/Scifi/Fantasy‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:30‎   ‎4:30‎   ‎7:30‎   ‎10:20pm‎

‎1hr 55min‎‎ – Rated PG‎‎ – Drama‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:00‎   ‎4:00‎   ‎4:45‎   ‎7:00‎   ‎7:45‎   ‎9:50pm‎

‎1hr 57min‎‎ – Rated PG‎‎ – Drama‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:15‎   ‎4:15‎   ‎7:15‎   ‎10:10pm‎

‎1hr 29min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Action/Adventure‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:50‎   ‎4:55‎   ‎7:55‎   ‎10:30pm‎

‎2hr 10min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Action/Adventure‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:40‎   ‎10:00pm‎

Regal Davis Holiday 6

101 F Street, Davis, CA – (800) 326-3264 ext. 1704

‎1hr 44min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Action/Adventure/Comedy‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:45‎   ‎4:45‎   ‎7:45‎   ‎10:30pm‎

‎1hr 41min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Action/Adventure‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:15‎   ‎4:15‎   ‎7:15‎   ‎9:50pm‎

‎1hr 46min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Drama‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:30‎   ‎4:30‎   ‎7:30‎   ‎10:20pm‎

‎2hr 2min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Action/Adventure/Scifi/Fantasy‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

1:00‎   ‎4:00‎   ‎7:00pm‎

‎1hr 42min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Action/Adventure/Suspense/Thriller‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

2:00‎   ‎8:00pm‎

‎1hr 42min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Action/Adventure/Suspense/Thriller‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

5:00‎   ‎10:40pm‎

‎2hr 2min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Action/Adventure/Scifi/Fantasy‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

‎1hr 42min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Action/Adventure‎ – Trailer  – IMDb 

12:45‎   ‎3:45‎   ‎6:45‎   ‎10:00pm‎