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The Show Must Go On(line)! Davis Varsity Theatre

Make sure you’re stocked up on popcorn! For the first time in its 99 years of service, Davis’ Varsity Theatre is relying on us to watch movies from home. The local icon has made a unique selection of 35 films available for at-home streaming. The selection features a variety of rare cinema treasures contributed by

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Downtown Davis Announces a Stimulus Program

Update 5/8: The Davis Downtown Business Association (DDBA) and the Greiner Heating, Air & Solar is REOPENING its Gifting Stimulus Program on Friday, May 8th @ 3:00pm! Our program aims to infuse an ADDITIONAL $50,000 into downtown Davis businesses (the first round reached over $130,000). As up to $25,000 of gift cards/certificates are purchased through the program, an additional $25,000

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Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen Brings Classes Online

The Davis Food Co-op has been advocating for food that is local, organic, and delicious since 1972. In 2008, we established our Teaching Kitchen— which has become so much more than that over the years. It has not only served as a place for people to educate themselves about the foods that they eat, but

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A “Greater Davis Gift Card Stimulus Program” is Announced!

A group of Davis residents have joined forces and come up with a new way to support and show love for local businesses this month—a gift card matching program. While many small businesses have adapted quickly to providing take out or video options for their customers, the ongoing costs to maintain staff, rent, and related

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Shop Local For Mother’s Day!

Many of the best gifts for Mother’s Day are the ones that can’t be found in any store—a hand-drawn card, breakfast in bed, and a heartfelt “thank you.” After all, it’s the thought that counts! But if you’re looking for something special to wrap up with bow, take a look at these local Davis makers

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Davis Sings Out For Earth Day

For fifty years, Earth Day has been celebrated with large, public gatherings worldwide. Weekly climate strikes have been held every Friday in downtown Davis since Sept. 20. This year, climate activists in Davis, Yolo, Solano, and Sacramento counties instead joined voices in song and political action from their homes. And the youth-inspired Davis group will

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Picnic Day Goes Online

For the first time in its 106 years, Picnic Day is going online. A virtual experience will allow guests to walk around the UC Davis campus and re-live some of their favorite Picnic Day highlights—bringing the experience home. Picnic Day Chair Nicole Deacon met with The Dirt before the cancellation to talk about how much

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Local Family sings “School’ll Be Back”

The Executive Director of the International House, Shelly Gilbride, has been working hard to save the community institution—one which helps English language learners navigate life in our community, assist international parents, welcome visitors and new residents from around the world, and cultivates joy through world music, dance, food, dialogue and art—in this dire time. (See

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Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Season with Sudwerk—from home

While the Davis Cherry Blossom Festival, scheduled to be held at Sudwerk Brewing Co. over the first weekend in April, has been postponed till fall, you can still celebrate—and support a worthy cause—from home. The festival, which welcomed over 5,000 visitors last year, was started in 2016 by the UC Davis group Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan—a

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