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Entertainment calendar April 25, 2014

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ART EXHIBITS

Arts Benicia: Open Studios preview, through May 4, Open Studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3-4; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday during exhibitions, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, www.artsbenicia.org.

Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Marshall Lockman is April’s featured artist, Mary Claire Stotler is May’s featured artist, reception 3 to 7 p.m. May 10; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St., Benicia. 495-2940, www.beniciapleinair.com.

Gallery 621: “Bits and Pieces: Paint and Paper Works,” by Susan Aulik and TaVee McAllister, through Sunday; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 621 First St., Benicia. 746-6211, www.gallery621.com.

Herger Gallery: “Phonies: The Art of the Cell Phone,” through May 13, reception 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday; open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Room 1302, Fairfield. 864-7000, ext. 4398, www2.solano.edu/fine_arts/HergerGallery.

Lawler House Gallery: “For the Love of Art,” through Sunday; open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 718 Main St., Suisun City. www.lawlerhousegallery.org.

Vacaville Art League Gallery: Member mixer, 6 to 8 p.m. May 323rd Student Art Show, through May 3; open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 718 E. Monte Vista Ave. Free. 448-8712, www.vacavilleartgallery.com.

OTHER AREAS

Asian Art Museum: “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” through May 25; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco. 415-581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Crocker Art Museum: “Works By Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts,” May 25 through Sept. 1; open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday; 216 O St., Sacramento. 916-808-1182, www.crockerartmuseum.org.

De Young Museum: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress,” through June 8; open 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 415-750-3600, http://deyoung.famsf.org.

Legion of Honor: Matisse, through Sept. 7; open 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco. 415-750-3600, www.famsf.org.

AUDITIONS

Solano Community Symphony: Open auditions by appointment, both amateurs and professionals are invited to apply. Mary Eichbauer, orchestra manager. 747-1946, email gg-mee@ix.netcom.com, www.solanosymphony.org.

Solano Winds Community Concert Band: Open auditions for brass, woodwind and percussionists. Call for appointment. 429-0289, sw-info@solanowinds.org.

COMEDY

Empress Comedy Series: All shows at 8 p.m.: Don Reed, May 2; Mike Pace, June 20; Rocky LaPorte, July 18; 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. 553-2400, www.empresstheatre.org.

OTHER AREAS

Punch Line, Sacramento: “Little Esther” Povitsky, 8 p.m. Friday, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday; Greg Proops, 10 p.m. Friday; Lance Woods, 7 p.m. Sunday; Retro Crush Comedy Boombox, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Adam Ray, 8 p.m. May 1, 8 and 10 p.m. May 2-3, 7 p.m. May 4; New Faces Showcase, 8 p.m. May 7; Chris Distefano, 8 p.m. May 8, 8 and 10 p.m. May 9-10; The Real Housewives of Rio Linda, 7 p.m. May 11; Carlos Rodriguez, 8 p.m. May 15; Bobby Lee, 8 and 10 p.m. May 16-17, 7 p.m. May 18;  Sam Bam’s Comedy Jam, 8 p.m. May 22, 8 and 10 p.m. May 23-24, Mike E. Winfield, 8 p.m. May 25; 2100 Arden Way, Suite 225. 916-925-8500, www.punchlinesac.com.

Punch Line, San Francisco: Bret Ernst, 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Sunday; Josef and Chris, 8 p.m. Tuesday; Jon Dore, 8 p.m. Wednesday and May 1, 8 and 10 p.m. May 2, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 3; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. May 4; Brody Stevens, 8 p.m. May 5; Jazz and Comedy Jam, 8 p.m. May 7; Russell Howard, 8 p.m. May 8; Darryl Lenox, 8 and 10 p.m. May 9, 7:30 and 9:30 May 10; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. May 11; Nico Santos, 8 p.m. May 13; Mo Mandel, 8 p.m. May 14-15, 8 and 10 p.m. May 16, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 17; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m May 18; 444 Battery St., San Francisco. 415-397-7573, www.punchlinecomedyclub.com.

Tommy T’s, Pleasanton: Guy Torry, 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday, 7 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday; Gary Valentine, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday; Tramaine Webb, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Chicano Kings, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Bobby Slayton, 7:30 p.m. May 1, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. May 2, 7 and 9:45 p.m. May 3, 7 p.m. May 4; Debi Gutierrez, 7:30 p.m. May 8, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. May 9, 7 and 9:45 p.m. May 10, 7 p.m. May 11; Godfrey, 7:30 p.m. May 15, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. May 16, 7 and 9:45 p.m. May 17, 7 p.m. May 18; 5104 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. 925-227-1800, www.tommyts.com/pleasanton.
 
Tommy T’s, Rancho Cordova: Lavell Crawford, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Craig Shoemaker, 7:30 p.m. May 1, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. May 2, 7 and 9:45 p.m. May 3, 7 p.m. May 4; Willie Barcena, 7:30 p.m. May 8, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. May 9, 7 and 9:45 p.m. May 10, 7 p.m. May 11; Comedy Warriors, 7:30 p.m. May 22, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. May 23, 7 and 9:45 p.m. May 24, 7 p.m. May 25; 12401 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova. 916-608-233,www.tommyts.com/sac.

EVENTS

27th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Specialty Events Center, 300 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. 646-3133.

“All Things Art”: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Artphit, 726 Texas St., Fairfield. 439-3573.

Art, Wine and Food Fundraiser: Benefits Child Haven, 1 to 5 p.m. May 18, Ledgewood Creek Winery, 4589 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. 425-5744, www.bidpal.net/childhaven.

Author Book Signing: Fern Henry, “My Checkered Life,” 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave. 447-4513.

Benicia Farmers Market: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 30, First Street between B and D streets. 745-9791, www.beniciamainstreet.org.

Big Solano BrewHaha: Music from Mumbo Gumbo, 3 to 7 p.m. May 3, Specialty Events Center, 300 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. bit.ly/SolanoBrewHaha.

Denim & Diamonds: Dinner-dance fundraiser hosted by Soroptimist International of Central Solano County, 6 to 10 p.m. May 17, Cordelia Fire Hall, 2155 Cordelia Road, Fairfield. 718-3598.

Dixon May Fair: May 8-11; bull and bronco riding, 7 p.m. May 9; country artists The Lost Trailers, 8 p.m. May 9; truck and tractor pull, 7 p.m. May 10; Destruction Derby, 6 p.m. May 11; 655 S. First St. www.dixonmayfair.com.

Downtown Art Walk: 5 to 10 p.m. second Friday of each month, downtown Vallejo. www.vallejoartwalk.com.

Downtown Vacaville Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 3 through Oct. 11, 300 block of Main St. www.downtownvacaville.com.

Fairfield Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 2, county lawn at Jefferson and Texas streets. www.fairifeldmainstreet.com.

Ghost Walks: 8 p.m. first and third Fridays, meet at 90 First St., Benicia. 745-9791 and 8 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Suisun City, 718 Main St.. www.visitsuisuncity.com.

Home Garden Tour: Hosted by the Geranium City Garden Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the tour begins at 2144 Fox Glen Drive in Fairfield. 426-2790.

Juneteenth: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21, City Park, 435 Alabama St., Vallejo.www.vallejojuneteenth.com.

Kite Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Road, between Fairfield and Vallejo. Free, fee for parking. www.solanolandtrust.org.

Mother’s Day Artisan Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11, Suisun City waterfront. Free admission. 399-7195.

Poetry by the Bay: Open word, open mic poetry and live music, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, The Hub Vallejo, 350 Georgia St. Free. 348-2008.

Pride of Place: 2014 Vintage Home & Garden Tour: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, Benicia. 315-6434.

Rush Ranch Open House: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 3251 Grizzly Island Road, off Highway 12 and Sunset Avenue, Suisun City. www.solandlandtrust.org.

Sallie Fox Day: Noon to 3 p.m. May 4, Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave. 447-4513.

Solano Symphony 18th annual Home Tour: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Fairfield and Vacaville homes. 447-7275.

Singles of Solano Spring Dance: Music from Solid Gold, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Vacaville Moose Lodge, 6586 Gibson Canyon Road, Vacaville. 392-4280.

“Sunset in the Gardens”: 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 9, Buck Mansion, 225 Buck Ave., Vacaville. 208-0853.

Taster Tea: 1 p.m. Saturday, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. 332-6240.

Vallejo Garden Tour & Garden Festival: Benefit for the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, Vallejo. Purchase tickets at the museum, 734 Marin St. 643-0077.

Wine Stroll: Music from The Cousins, 4 to 7 p.m. May 3, downtown Vacaville. www.downtownvacville.com.

OTHER AREAS

Book signing: Fairfield author Nancy Anne Lockwood author of “Stick With Me and You’ll Be Wearing Diamonds,” 1 to 3 p.m. May 3, Alondras Flowers & Party, 536 Alameda Del Prado, Novato; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16, Vilma’s Jewelry, 928 Grant Ave., Novato; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31, Taqueria Mi Pueblo III, 505 Grant Ave., Novato. www.tatepublishing.com.

California Raptor Center Open House: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3, 1340 Equine Lane, University of California, Davis. www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/calraptor.

OakCatVidFest: Cat lovers festival with funniest Internet cat videos projected on canvas, 3 to 10 p.m. May 10, West Grand Avenue between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland. www.oaklandcatvidfest.com.

MUSIC AND DANCE

American Canyon Singers: Spring concert with St. Vincent and St. Vincent Youth choirs, 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, 925 Sacramento St., Vallejo. 642-1270.

City Sports Bar and Grill: Music starts at 9 p.m.: The Cheeseballs, Friday; Terry Sheets, Saturday; Party Runner, May 2; Sapo Guapo, May 3; Ascension, May 9-10; Whiskey Honey, May 16; Third Start West, May 17; The Spazmatics, May 23; Crosstown 5, May 24; 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. 455-7827, www.starsrecreation.com.

Dimitri’s Lounge: DJ Reese, 6 p.m. Friday; oMega Live, 9:30 p.m. Saturday; DJ Reese, 9:30 p.m. May 2; Farenhyte 5150, 9:30 p.m. May 3; DJ Reese, 9:30 p.m. May 9; Soul Mechanix, 9:30 p.m. May 10: DJ Reese, 9:30 p.m. May 16; What the Funk, 9:30 p.m. May 17; DJ Reese, 9:30 p.m. May 23; Ascensions, 9:30 p.m. May 24; 700 Main St., Suite 106, Suisun City. 419-5204, www.dimitrislounge.com.

Empress Theatre: Wednesday Night Ramble with Tia Carroll, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Wednesday Night Ramble with Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones, 7 p.m. May 7; It’s a Beautiful Life, May 10; The Willis Hickerson Experience, 5 p.m. May 11; Soulshine with Indra Jones, 7 p.m. May 12; The Noel Jewkes Quartet, 5 p.m. May 18; Wednesday Night Ramble with Howelldevine, 7 p.m. May 21; 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. 552-2400, www.empresstheatre.org.

Friday Night Concerts: Music from 6 to 9 p.m.: Hey Jude, May 2; Rocky & The Revelettes, May 9; Black Rock Project, May 16; The Fellas and Rust Bucket, May 30; Town Square, Vacaville. www.downtownvacaville.com.

Gordon’s Music and Sound Concert Series: Music from 7 to 10 p.m.: Open mic, Sunday; Stalking Distance, Bleed by Example, Empire District, May 4; Red Rover, Ickis, Ancient Earth, May 18; Battle of the Bands winner, May 25; Saxophone and clarinet recital, June 1; 810 Texas St., Fairfield. 422-0313.

The Rellik Tavern: Uncle Buck, 9 p.m. Friday; Phony Abalone, 9 p.m. Saturday; Walter Hand and the Blue Hand Band, 9 p.m. May 2; Spill the Wine, 9 p.m. May 3; Doug Houser, 7 p.m. May 7; Simple Creation, 9 p.m. May 9; Wall of Blues, 9 p.m. May 10; Billy Schaub, 7 p.m. May 14; Honey Wilders, 9 p.m. May 16; Felsen, 9 p.m. May 23; Firewheel, 9 p.m. May 24; 726 First St., Benicia. 746-1137, www.therelliktavern.com.

Sardine Can: Sunday jazz series, 5 to 8 p.m.: Bob Nadler, Sunday; Guy Arrostuto, May 4; Wayne De La Cruz, May 11; Carol Dutcher, May 18; Jazz Brewers, May 25; 0 Harbor Way, Vallejo. 553-9492, www.vallejosardinecan.com.

“Send My Wife to Uganda”: A music fundraiser to help AIDS Orphans featuring the Used Blues Band, Darrell Edwards & Heavy Weather, Gordon Rowland, Amber Snider, Syria T Berry and Izi Holokahi, 5 p.m. May 18, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. 301-3629.

Solano Symphony: Annual Pops Concert, 8 p.m. May 3, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City, and 3 p.m. May 4, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive. 455-7211, wwwsolanosymphony.org.

Solano Winds: “Beside the Point,” 8 p.m. May 9, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.solanowinds.org.

Theatre DeVille: Cheating Daylight with special guest Robbie Jiminez, 7 p.m. Saturday; Tainted Love, 8 p.m. May 2; Buck Ford, 8 p.m. May 9; Rick Harris and Silverado, 7 p.m. May 15; Petty Theft, 8 p.m. May 16; Berlin, 8 p.m. May 17; The Sun Kings, 7 p.m. June 7; Marc Cohn, 8 p.m. June 17; Greg Kihn Band, 8 p.m. June 21; 308 Main St., Vacaville. 474-5361, www.devillevacaville.com.

Trio Seven: 7 p.m. May 4, Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 N. Jefferson St. www.trioseven.com.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre: “How the West Was Sung,” with the Samantics, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, 3 p.m. May 3; Vacaville Christian Schools, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 7; Vacaville Ballet Theatre presents “Mutiny,” 7 p.m. May 16, 1 and 7 p.m. May 17, 2 p.m. May 18; Ron George in concert, 7:30 p.m. May 31; 1010 Ulatis Drive. 469-4013, www.vpat.net.

Vallejo Symphony: “Eternal Waters,” 7 p.m. May 10, Dr. James J. Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave., Vallejo. 643-4441, www.vallejosymphony.org.

Winterhawk Winery: Music from 2 to 5 p.m.: Terry Sheets Band, Saturday; Rukatan, May 3; Eddie Neon, May 10; 4537 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. 428-6997, www.winterhawkwinery.com.

OTHER AREAS 

Armando’sThe Joel Dorham Latin Jazz Octet, 8 p.m. Saturday; Blues jam, 7:30 p.m. Monday; The David Landon Band, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Martini Lounge, 4:30 p.m. May 2; Pamela Rose and Wayne De La Cruz, 8 p.m. May 2; The Alhambra Valley Band, 8 p.m. May 3; Don Burham & The Bolos, 2 p.m. May 4; Singer Songwriter Showcase, 7 p.m. May 5; Bluegrass jam, 7:30 p.m. May 6; The Killbillies, 4:30 p.m. May 9; The Ed Early Band, 8 p.m. May 9; Kellye Gray, 8 p.m. May 10; The Lowell Trio, 4 p.m. May 11; Blues jam, 7:30 p.m. May 12; Duo Gadjo, 8 p.m. May 15; The Steve Carter Group, 8 p.m. May 16; Buffy Ford Stewart and her Angel Band, 7:30 p.m. May 17;  707 Marina Vista Blvd., Martinez. www.armandosmartinez.com.

BottleRock: The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church, Weezer, The Fray, LL Cool J, Heart and others, May 30 through June 1, Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa. www.bottlerocknapavalley.com.

Cache Creek Casino: Pesado, 9 p.m. Friday; Billy Ray Cyrus, 8 p.m. Saturday; Live band karaoke, 5 p.m. Sunday; En Vogue, 8 p.m. May 3; Jason Latimer, 3, 5 and 7:30 p.m. May 4; Mariacha Vargas de Tecalitlian, 8 p.m. May 9; Ron White, 7:30 and 10 p.m. May 10; Amy Hu and Johnny Yip, 1 and 4 p.m. May 11; Con Funk Shun, 8 p.m. May 18; Ziggy Marley, 9 p.m. May 23; all shows are 21 and older, 4455 Highway 16, Brooks. 888-77-CACHE, www.cachecreek.com.

City Winery at Napa Valley Opera House: Lucky Penny Productions and 6th Street Playhouse present “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and May 3-4, 2 p.m. Sunday and May 4; David Pack’s “Napa Crossroads” album release, 7:30 p.m. Monday; Graham Nash, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; Michael Nesmith, 8 p.m. Thursday; Asleep at the Wheel, 8 p.m. May 7; Lydia Pense & Cold Blood with Rick Stevens, 8 p.m. May 8; Karla Bonoff, 8 p.m. May 9; Freddy Cole, 3 p.m. May 11; Jesse Cook, 8 p.m. May 13; Richard Thompson, 8 p.m. May 14-15; Allen Toussaint, 8 p.m. May 16; Theatre Showcase for Kids, 5:30 p.m. May 18; 1030 Main St. 260-1600, www.citywinery.com.

Mayflower Chorus: Broadway Showcase, 8 p.m. May 9-10, Showcase Theatre, Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael; and 3:30 p.m. May 18, St. Vincent’s Chapel, 1 St. Vincent’s Drive, San Rafael. 415-491-9100, www.mayflowerchorus.org.

Mondavi Performing Arts Center: The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Empyrean Ensemble, 7 p.m. Monday; Sachal Vasandani, 8 p.m. through May 3; Keyboard Festival, 7 p.m. May 2, 3 and 7 p.m. May 4; UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. May 3; Ross Hammond, 6:30 p.m. May 14; Bill Frisell, 8 p.m. May 14; San Francisco Symphony, 8 p.m. May 15; Lara Downes, 8 p.m. May 17, 2 p.m. May 18; “Inequality for All,” a film by Robert Reich, 5:30 p.m. May 19; UC Davis Jazz Ensembles, 7 p.m May 21; 9399 Old Davis Road, Davis. 866-754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org.

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater: VOENA, 4 p.m. May 4; West Park Goes Comedy, 7 p.m. May 16; Napa Valley Youth Symphony, 8:30 p.m. May 17; Symphony Napa Valley’s “Lollipop Concert,” 10 and 11 a.m. May 18, 10 and 11 a.m. and noon May 19; Symphony Napa Valley, 3 p.m. May 25; Alice In Wonderland, 2 p.m. May 31; Napa Regional Dance Company, 7 p.m. May 31; 100 California Drive, Yountville. 944-9900, www.lincolntheater.com.

The Palms: Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, 8 p.m. Friday; Mumbo Gumbo, 8 p.m. Saturday; The Black Lilies, 8 p.m. May 1; Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, 8:30 p.m. May 3; Robin & Linda Williams, 7:30 p.m. May 8;  Sourdough Slim, 8 p.m. May 9; Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, 8:30 p.m. May 10; Reverend Bill C Wirtz, 8 p.m. May 15; Red Meat, 8 p.m. May 17; 13 Main St., Winters. 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com.

San Francisco Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Organ recital with Martin Haselbock, 3 p.m. Sunday; Yoshiki, 7:30 p.m. Monday; Bach – For the Soul, 2 p.m. May 1, 8 p.m. May 2-3, 2 p.m. May 4; Music for Families: Musical Postcards, 2 p.m. May 3; Bach For the Spirit, 10 a.m. (open rehearsal) and 8 p.m. May 8, 6:30 p.m. May 9; 8 p.m. May 10; Christian Tetzlaff plays Bach, 7 p.m. May 11; Brahms, 8 p.m. May 14, May 16-17; Ben Folds, 7:30 p.m. May 19;  Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Silo’s: Forejout, 8 p.m. Friday; They Went Ghost, 8 p.m. Saturday; Scott Pullman, 7 p.m. May 1; Suspects of Soul, 8 p.m. May 2; Tribe of the Red Horse, 8 p.m. May 3; A Tribute to Ray Brown, 4 p.m. May 4; Silo’s Idol Try Outs, 7 p.m. May 7; Syria T Berry, 7 p.m. May 8; Garage Band 101 for Adults, 8 p.m. May 9-10; Wesla Whitfield, 4 p.m. May 11; Voices in the Shadow, 6 p.m. May 12; Michael Belair, 7 p.m. May 15; Silo’s Idol Semi Finals, 8 p.m. May 16; Garage Band 101 for Kids, 7 p.m. May 17; And That’s the News, 6 p.m. May 18;  1030 Main St., Napa. 251-5833, www.silosnapa.com.

Uptown Theatre: Gavin DeGraw, 8 p.m. Saturday; Toad the Wet Sprocket, 8 p.m. May 3; Keb Mo, 8 p.m. May 9; Jim Brickman, 8 p.m. May 10; Gregg Allman, 8 p.m. May 21-22; Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo, 8 p.m. May 23; The Fab Four, 8 p.m. May 24; Hugh Laurie, 8 p.m. May 26; 1350 Third St., Napa. 259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

THEATER

“Same Time, Next Year”: Benicia Old Town Theatre Group production, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Friday through May 10, BDES Hall, 140 W. J St., Benicia. 746-1269.

“Snow White”: 7:30 p.m. May 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 3, 2 p.m. May 4, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. 940-0700, www.downtowntheatre.com.

“Urinetown”: 7:30 p.m. May 16, 2 and 8 p.m. May 17, 2 p.m. May 18, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. 940-0070, www.downtowntheatre.com.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Starbound Theatre production, 7:30 p.m. May 15-16, 9:30 p.m. May 17, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. www.starboundtheatre.com.

OTHER AREAS

“Rat Girl”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Thursday through May 24, Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy St., San Francisco. 415-673-3847.

“The Suit”: 8 p.m. Saturday through May 3, May 7-10, May 13-17, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3-4, May 7, May 10-11, May 17, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m. May 18, Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco. 415-749-2288, www.act-sf.org/tightrope.

MUSEUMS

Mare Island Museum: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third full weekend, 328 Seawind Drive (in former pipe shop), Mare Island. 280-5742, www.mareislandhpf.org.

Peña Adobe/Mowers Goheen Museum: Pre-gold rush-era adobe, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Saturday of the month, 1 Peña Adobe Road, Vacaville. Free. 447-0518, www.penaadobe.org.

Rio Vista Museum: Open 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 16 N. Front St., Rio Vista. Free, donations accepted. 374-5169, www.riovistamuseum.com.

Solano History Exploration Center: Open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, The Lawler House, 718 Main St., Suisun City. Free. 425-2740, www.solanohistorycenter.org.

Vacaville Museum: Sallie Fox Day, noon to 3 p.m. May 4; “In Her Shoes: Women Who Walked West,” through May 4; open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 213 Buck Ave. 447-4513, www.vacavillemuseum.org.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum: Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 734 Marin St., Vallejo. 643-0077, www.vallejomuseum.org.

Western Railway Museum: Spring trains through Wednesday, open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, open weekends only from May 3-25, 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City. 374-2978, www.wrm.org.

OTHER AREAS

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900, www.baykidsmuseum.org.

Bohart’s Museum of Entomology: Open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Academic Surge Building, Room 1124, Crocker Lane, University of California, Davis. 530-752-0493.

The California Museum: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1020 O St., Sacramento. 916-653-7524, www.californiamuseum.org.

California State Railroad Museum: “Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad,” through Oct. 5, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 111 I St., Old Sacramento. 916-445-6645, www.csrmf.org.

Charles M. Schulz Museum: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 579-4452, www.schulzmuseum.org.

Exploratorium: Open at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Pier 15, 698 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. 415-528-4444, www.exploratorium.edu.

Lawrence Hall of Science: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Centennial Drive below Grizzly Peak Road, University of California, Berkeley. 510-642-5132, www.lawrencehallofscience.org.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum: Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. 925-935-1978, www.wildlife-museum.org.

Mexican Museum: Open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco. 415-202-9700, www.mexicanmuseum.org.

Napa Valley Museum: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Monday, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 944-0500, www.napavalleymuseum.org.

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, 204th St., Petaluma. www.petalumamuseum.com.

San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi. 209-331-2055, www.sanjoaquinhistory.org.

Sonoma County Museum: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 570-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org.

Sutter’s Fort: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 2701 L St., Sacramento. 916-445-4422, www.suttersfort.org.

NIGHTLIFE

A & J’s Pub and Grill: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 605 Main St., Suisun City. 429-8266.

Blondies: Blues jam, 7 to 10 p.m. FridaySuperlicious, 10 p.m. Friday555 Main St., Vacaville. www.blondiesvacaville.com. 592-1442.

Cheers: Karaoke, Sunday through Wednesday, 321 Merchant St., Vacaville. 451-4049.

Chris’ Club: Live music, Monday and Thursday, 656 Benicia Road, Vallejo. www.chrissclub.com. 648-9257.

Cloud Nine: Karaoke, Friday and Saturday, 4519 Walters Road, Fairfield. 425-9365.

Ding’s Cocktail Lounge: Free Wi-Fi, 1712 Texas St., Fairfield. 425-2529.

Favela’s Fusion1500 Oliver Road, Fairfield. www.favelasfusion.com. 421-8484.

Harry’s Sportsman’s Lounge: Karaoke on Thursday, 26 HD screens, 833 Texas St., Fairfield. 422-2940.

Huey’s Pub: Country Line Dancing Thursdays, Top 40 DJ Fridays, Live Music Saturdays, 519 Main St., Vacaville. 451-9015.

Legends and Heroes Sports Grill: 3990 Paradise Valley Drive, Fairfield. 421-2234.

The Limelight: Dance to a disc jockey, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 558 Parker Road, Fairfield. 437-5551.

Mankas Steakhouse:  2522 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield. 425-3207.

Miss Darla’s: Karaoke nightly, 110 Peabody Road, Vacaville. 446-4131.

Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar: Music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Janice Maxie Reid, Saturday; Dalt Williams, May 3; Joyce Grant, May 10; Bryan Girard, May 17; Suspects of Soul, May 31; 5030 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield. www.stickyricebistro.com, 863-7500.

The Suite: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1721 N. Texas St., Fairfield. 425-8352.

Tri City Elks Lodge: Line dancing, 2 p.m. Saturday; open mic, poetry and music, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday; Karaoke, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 566 Parker Road, Fairfield. 437-3322.

PLACES TO GO

Anheuser-Busch Brewery: Walking and wheelchair-accessible guided tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, beer samples for those 21 and older, 3101 Busch Drive, Fairfield. 429-7595, www.budweisertours.com.

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 115 W. G St. 745-3385. www.parks.ca.gov.

Children’s Wonderland: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 360 Glenn St., Vallejo. 980-0004.

GV Cellars: Wine tasting, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends, weekdays by appointment only, 1635 Mason Road, Fairfield. 864-2089.

Jelly Belly: Free tours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield. 428-2838, www.jellybelly.com.

Ledgewood Creek Winery: Mary Aiu, “For the Love of Horses,” through Wednesday, tasting room open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 589 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. 426-4424, www.ledgewoodcreek.com.

Mankas Potters at The Clay Station: Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 2529 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield. 422-4942.

Sepay Groves: Taste olive oils, vinegars, jams and jellies, open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, 370 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. www.sepayoliveoil.com, 434-8222.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Opens 10:30 a.m. daily through Sunday, open weekends, May 2 through May 18; 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom.

Stars Recreation Center: Bowling, QZar laser tag, happy hour, open 24 hours daily, 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. www.starsrecreation.com, 455-7827.

Suisun Valley Wine Cooperative: Tasting room open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 864-3135.

Wooden Valley Winery: Tasting room open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. www.woodenvalley.com, 864-0730.

OTHER AREAS

California’s Great America: Open 10 a.m. through Sunday, weekends May 3 through May 18; 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. www.cagreatmaerica.com.

Fairytale Town: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. www.fairytaletown.org, 916-808-7462.

Sacramento Zoo: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 3930 Land Park Drive (in William Land Park), Sacramento. www.saczoo.org, 916-264-5888.

San Francisco Zoo: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Sloat Boulevard and 47th Avenue, San Francisco. www.sfzoo.org, 415-753-7080.

Winchester Mystery House: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. www.winchestermysteryhouse.com.

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Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Nebraska.
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