Things to do in Davis, CA the weekend of August 31, 2012

There are a lot of things to do in Davis this weekend. Big movies opening in town include:

The Possession

The Possession

Reviews – Trailer – Photos – IMDb
‎1hr 31min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Horror/Suspense/Thriller‎
Director: Ole Bornedal – Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Madison Davenport, Agam Darshi, Grant Show – : Rated 3.0 out of 5.0
Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst , only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
101 F Street, Davis, CA
1:30‎  ‎4:30‎  ‎7:40‎  ‎10:10pm‎




Reviews – Trailer – Photos – IMDb
‎1hr 55min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Drama/Suspense/Thriller‎
Director: John Hillcoat – Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce – : Rated 4.0 out of 5.0
The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County In The World”, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.
101 F Street, Davis, CA
1:10‎  ‎4:00‎  ‎7:00‎  ‎10:00pm‎

Here are live event highlights from our friends at The Davis Dirt.

The Davis Dirt


Friday, August 31

 Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program @ City of Davis, Various Locations Free
When Fri, August 31, 12am – 8pm
Where, Davis , CA (map)
Description Every year the City of Davis Recycling Program teams up with apartment managers to encourage reuse of items and to reduce the amount of waste that happens during the yearly August move-out. Davis Recycling staff sets up donation stations at participating apartment properties, and residents donate items they no longer want or need. Local non-profit groups and other apartment residents stop by and take the items they want. The end result is that good, usable items are kept out of the trash. This year, the AMOWRP will run from August 27- September 1. During that time, volunteers are needed to work whatever hours they can (morning, afternoon or evening) to help keep the donation stations organized (place cushions on sofas, stack books neatly, throw trash in the garbage, tidy-up the area, etc.), and sort materials (separate clothes, linens, shoes, house wares, etc.). Volunteers are invited to keep any items they wish that have been donated. For details on how to volunteer, go to Free * Click To View Event
Folk Music Jam Session @ UC Davis Wyatt Deck Free
When Fri, August 31, 12pm – 1pm
Where, Davis , CA 95616 (map)
Description Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments & play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners invited. Free * Music Click To View Event
 Tales for Tails @ Davis Public Library Free
When Fri, August 31, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where 315 E. 14th St. , Davis , CA 95616 (map)
Description Read to a therapy dog. Animals are ideal reading companions because they: help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not judge, laugh or criticize, allow children to proceed at their own pace, & are less intimidating than peers. First come, first served for 10 minute slots. No reservations. Free * Friends Click To View Event
 Mr. Glass @ Delta of Venus Free
When Fri, August 31, 4pm – 10pm
Where 122 B St. , Davis , CA 95616 (map)
Description Immensely popular soul and jazz DJ show on the shady Delta of Venus patio, with happy hour specials 3p-6p. Free * Music Click To View Event
Reading: From Goods To a Good Life @ Avid Reader Free
When Fri, August 31, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where 617 2nd St. , Davis , CA 95616 (map)
Description Author and professor, Madhavi Sunder, discusses her highly original new book, which calls for a richer understanding of intellectual property law and its effects on social and cultural life. Free * Literature/Poetry Click To View Event
Janiva Magness @ Palms Playhouse $20
When Fri, August 31, 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Where 13 Main St., Winters , Winters , CA 95694 (map)
Description $20 * Music Click To View Event
Extra Classic @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen $5
When Fri, August 31, 9:30pm – 11:30pm
Where 129 E St. , Davis , CA 95616 (map)
Description Have some extra soulful funk with Sands and Body Swap opening, 21+. $5 * Music Click To View Event
Here are some weekend events from Davis Patch.
Davis Patch
Saturday, September 1, 2012
GVH Running Group 5 or 7 Mile WorkoutGolden Valley Harriers is an adult running group that incorporates running into its weekly routine. The group meets three times a week for organized workouts, including Saturdays at 8 a.m. If you are new to the group, this is a good workout to attend as no one is left behind. The group meets in front of Fleet Feet in downtown, but isn’t affiliated with the business.
When: Saturday at 8 a.m.
Where: Fleet Feet Sports 615 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616

Davis Farmers’ Market: Enjoy and purchase fresh produce at the regular weekend market.

When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Central Park 401 C St, Davis, CA 95616
Info:, free to attend

Family Storytime at the Library: Bring the whole family for a free storytelling session.
When: Saturday at 11:15 a.m.
Where: Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library 315 E 14th St, Davis, CA 95616
Info:, or call (530) 757-5593, ext. 4

Monday, September 3, 2012

The 17th annual Golden Valley Harriers (GVH) Labor Day Races will be held on Monday, September 3, 2102. This fun event is a major fundraiser for local school and community running programs, and a cultural exchange with Davis’ sister city, Inuyama, Japan. Runners from Inuyama travel to participate, and Taiko drummers start the races with a bang!Register today and prepare for a terrific time! Registration Notes:

  • No-fee online registration closes Friday, 8/31 at 5 PM.  Register in person at the Davis Commons Saturday 9/1, Sunday 9/2 and Race Day Morning. See below for Race Weekend registration times.

Location & Times:  Davis Commons in Downtown Davis, CA (map). The 5k and 10k start at 8 am. The 1k starts at 9:30 am.