The Winters Theater Company will present a Shakespeare classic, a comedy performance at the Woodland Opera House

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The Winters Theater Company invites the community to four evenings of fun for its Shakespeare Under the Stars production of the popular comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Set in Athens, this comic masterpiece consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolytus. The play brings together charming depictions of fairies, Athenian workers, an evil elf, and young lovers on the run, often with hilarious results.

The first performance will begin Friday, August 5 in the outdoor amphitheater behind the Winters Community Center, located at 201 Railroad Ave. The shows will continue on Saturday August 6, Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13. All performances start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door for $10. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

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Join the Woodland Opera House for an evening of stand-up comedy, hilarious Woodland videos and music as they perform “Standup of the Opera” for one night only.

The performance will feature comedian Richard Stockton as well as rising comedy stars Faco! and Emily Catalano.

Stockton has appeared on dozens of national television shows, performed at sold-out houses, produced and hosted the long-running Planet Cruz Comedy Hour in Santa Cruz, and is the author of the bestselling book “Cardle the Fear “. Stockton tells stories of unexpected results, performed on his Delta-blues guitar.

Los Angeles-based Catalano recently made his late-night debut on “Conan” starring Conan O’Brien. Latin comedian Faco! Is known as a hilarious cutting-edge social commentator and is the host of the San Francisco-based “Spontaneous Innuendos” podcast.

A video parody of “Phantom of the Opera” will open the show, in which the Standup of The Opera writes the show’s jokes in the catacombs beneath the Woodland Opera House.

The show will take place at the Woodland Opera House, located at 340 2nd St., on July 23 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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Jo and the Schmoes is set to be the featured performer in the Village Homes Performers’ Circle in Davis.

Jo and the Schmoes, also known as the Ron Goldberg Trio, is a three-piece band performing a variety of songs from old rock, folk, country and blues. The trio, currently consisting of Goldberg on vocals, guitar and other string instruments, Phil Hildenbrand on percussion, and Cedar Seeger on vocals, bass and six-string guitar, provide music to the area since Goldberg arrived at Davis in 1975.

The Village Homes Performers’ Circle is a free event that welcomes performers of all skill levels as well as spectators who simply come to enjoy the performances. No tickets or reservations are required. Resuming after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the event takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December.

The event begins with an open mic and ends with the featured performance. Featured act performs from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Jo and the Schmoes will perform outside the Village Homes Community Center, located at 2661 Portage Bay East, in the amphitheater on July 26. For more information, visit

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Davis’ Acme Theater Company is set to present “The Three Musketeers” this summer.

Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, this comic swashbuckling adventure begins in 1625 when he leaves behind his mother and father, leaving for Paris in search of adventure. Arriving in Paris, d’Artagnan talks with Treville about becoming a musketeer and meets Athos, Porthos and Aramis – the famous musketeers. D’Artagnan joins forces with his heroes, quickly taking over court politics.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday from July 22 through August 7 at the Wyatt Pavilion Theater on Old Davis Road near the UC Davis Arboretum.

All members of the public are required to wear masks (when not eating or drinking) and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 home test results within 72 last hours.

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