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Entertainment calendar Dec. 13, 2013

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ART EXHIBITS

Arts Benicia: “Gems II,” through Dec. 22; Art of Community, Jan. 16 through Feb. 16; 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: Group show in December; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St., Benicia. 495-2940, www.beniciapleinair.com.

Gallery 621: “Friends for the Holidays,” through Jan. 5; “On the Edge of Beauty,” Jan. 9 through Feb. 9; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 621 First St., Benicia. 746-6211, www.gallery621.com.

Lawler House Gallery: “Just Imagine,” through Jan. 26, open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 718 Main St., Suisun City. www.lawlerhousegallery.org.

Vacaville Art League Gallery: Open members show featuring photographic imagery from Mary Aiu and photos from Terilyn Steverson, through Dec. 21; open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1; 718 E. Monte Vista Ave. Free. 448-8712, www.vacavilleartgallery.com.

OTHER AREAS

Asian Art Museum: “In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art During the Joseon Dynasty,” through Jan. 12, 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: “Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power,” through Jan. 5; “Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections,” Jan. 26 through April 20; 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: “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,” through Jan. 20, 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.

John Pence Gallery: Joseph McGurl, through Jan. 15, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 750 Post St., San Francisco. 415-441-1138, www.johnpence.com.

Legion of Honor: Matisse from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 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 Choral Society: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Room 1239, Fairfield. www.solanochoralsociety.org.

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

Vallejo Comedy: Dan Gabriel, 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Fetterly Playhouse, 3467 Sonoma Blvd, Suite 10, Vallejo. 290-6995, www.vallejocomedy.com.

OTHER AREAS

Jazz & Jokers: April Macie, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Joe Leavey and Friends, 9 p.m. Saturday; Loni Love, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22; 12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova. 916-357-LAFF, www.jazzandjokers.com/sac.

Punch Line, Sacramento: Michael Yo, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Kabir Singh, 7 p.m. Sunday; Colin Kane, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 20-21; Sammy Obeid and Friends, 7 p.m. Dec. 22; Ngaio Baealum, 8 p.m. Dec. 26, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 27-28; Doug Benson, 8 p.m. Dec. 29-30; 2013’s Last Laughs, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31; Sam Bam’s Comedy Jam, 10 p.m. Dec. 31; Nico Santos and Reggie Steele, 8 p.m. Jan. 2, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 3-4, 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 2100 Arden Way, Suite 225. 916-925-8500, www.punchlinesac.com.

Punch Line, San Francisco: Bobby Slayton, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Sunday; W. Kamua Bell, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Ali Wong, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 20, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Dec. 22; Comedy Allstars, 8 p.m. Dec. 26, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 27; Greg Proops, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28-29; The Smartest Man in the World podcast, 8 p.m. Dec. 30; Greg Proops, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31; Andy Haynes, 8 p.m. Jan. 2, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 3, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Jan. 5; 444 Battery St. 415-397-7573, www.punchlinecomedyclub.com.

Tommy T’s, Pleasanton: Bobby Collins, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Open mic, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Willie Barcena, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22; The Winners of 2013, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 27, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 28, 7 p.m. Dec. 29; Earthquake, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 31; Darren Carter, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Jan. 3, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Jan. 4, 7 p.m. Jan. 5; 2104 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. 925-227-1800, www.tommyts.com/pleasanton.

EVENTS

11th Annual Bev Orlando Memorial Creche Exhibit: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and Dec. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and Dec. 25, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 26; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield. 429-0149.

Christmas Parade & Holiday Market: 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown Benicia. 745-9791, www.beniciamainstreet.org.

Knights of Columbus 2014 New Year’s Winter’s Glow Ball: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield. 290-6153, 422-0872.

“Las Posadas”: 5 p.m. Dec. 22, Rockville Presbyterian, 4177-A Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield.

“Life Sentence”: Open mic and poetry slam, 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, Missouri Street Theatre, 1125 Missouri St., Fairfield. 803-3922.

Live Nativity: “Born is The King . . . Celebrate,” 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Trinity Baptist Church, 401 W. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. Free admission. 448-5430.

Mad Hatter Grand Homes Tour of Vallejo: 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, the tour begins with a reception at The Hub, 342 Georgia St., where visitors will pick up a tour guide. www.hcpartners.us.

Profet’s Poetry by the Bay: Open word, open mic poetry and live music, 7:30 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursday, Panama Red Coffee Co., 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Free. 731-2561.

Women of Faith Christian Alliance Black and White Banquet: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. 435-8753.

“Words: A Night of Poetry, Music and Dance”: 8 p.m. Dec. 28, Bliss Urban Arts Center, 3777 Vaca Valley Parkway, Vacaville. www.blissurbanartscenter.com.

OTHER AREAS

Napa Wine Train: Santa trains, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Moonlight escape, 5:50 p.m. Saturday; Blackjack Ball, 5 p.m. Dec. 31; 1275 McKinstry St., Napa. www.winetrain.com.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Alive Music Orchestra Christmas Show: 7 p.m. Friday, Valley Church, 5063 Maple Road, Vacaville. 448-7772.

City Sports Bar and Grill: Music begins at 9 p.m.: Cover Me Badd, Friday; East Wind, Saturday; Category 4, Saturday; Strange Brew, Dec. 21; Running with Scissorz, Dec. 27; DJ Aaron, Dec. 28; Sapo Guapo, Dec. 31; Ascension, Jan. 3-4; 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. 455-7827, www.starsrecreation.com.

Diablo Regional Concert Band: Winter Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Benicia Public Library, 150 E. L St. Free. 746-4343.

Dimitri’s Lounge: DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Friday; Music from a disc jockey, 9 p.m. Saturday; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Dec. 20; Marques Houston, 9 p.m. Dec. 27; Q Parker, 9 p.m. Dec. 28; Five Point O, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Jan. 3; Farenhyte 5150, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Jan. 10, Powerhouse Band, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11; 700 Main St., Suite 106, Suisun City. 419-5204, www.dimitrislounge.com.

Empress Theatre: “It’s a Wonderful Life” movie with music from Fiddlaround, 2 p.m. Sunday; Wednesday Night Ramble with Ashling “Biscuit” Cole and Kenya Baker, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, 9 p.m. Dec. 31; Soulshine with Wanda Diamond, 7 p.m. Jan. 8; 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. 552-2400, www.empresstheatre.org.

Gordon’s Music and Sound Concert Series: Music from 7 to 10 p.m.: Wizard’s Brew, Backseat Action, Los Vaqueros, Jan. 5; Iokis, The Cut Throats, Frailed Sanity, Jan. 12; Foreign Frontiers, Red Rover, Jesus and the Dinosaurs, Jan. 19; 810 Texas St., Fairfield. 422-0313.

The Honeybee Trio: A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. www.honeybeetrios.com.

North Bay Opera: Mozart concert, 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.northbayopera.org.

“The Nutcracker”: Benicia Ballet Theatre, featuring the Solano College music department, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Solano College Theatre, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 746-6757, www.benicia-ballet.org.

The Rellik TavernDr. D, 9 p.m. Friday; The Shillz, 9 p.m. Saturday; Neon Velvet, 9 p.m. Dec. 20; ZenKali, 9 p.m. Dec. 21; Bobby Love, 9 p.m. Dec. 28; Vinyl Lux, 9 p.m. Dec. 31; Dirty Cello, 9 p.m. Jan. 4; Doug Houser, 7 p.m. Dec. 8; Delta Rockets, 9 p.m. Jan. 10; Tender Mercies, 9 p.m. Jan. 11; 726 First St., Benicia. 746-1137, www.therelliktavern.com.

Sardine Can: Dalt Williams Quartet with vocalist Marcella Hooks, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 0 Harbor Way, Vallejo, 553-9492.

Solano Community Symphony: Salute to Youth, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, and 3 p.m. Feb. 9, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive; World’s Greatest Classics, 8 p.m. March 22, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City, and 3 p.m. March 23, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive; 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. 55-7211, wwwsolanosymphony.org.

Solano Winds: “On the Jukebox,” 8 p.m. March 14; “Beside the Point,” 8 p.m. May 9; Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.solanowinds.org.

Tri-City Elks Lodge: Singers and musicians invited to jazz and blues jam sessions, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 566 Parker Road, Fairfield. 437-3322.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre: Vacaville Ballet Theatre’s “Nightmare Before Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; Christmas with the Celts, 8 p.m. Dec. 21; Upright Citizens Brigade, 8 p.m. Jan. 30; 1010 Ulatis Drive. 469-4013, www.vpat.net.

Vallejo Choral Society: 17th annual Christmas concert, 2 p.m. Dec. 22, St. Peter’s Chapel, Mare Island. 280-5742.

Vallejo Symphony: “Chamber Music Gems,” 3 p.m. Jan. 5, First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St., Vallejo; “Eternal Waters,” 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.: Matt Applin, Saturday; Loose Blues, Dec. 21; Gary Mendoza Band, Dec. 28; Bill Watson Band, 1 p.m. Jan. 4, Alvon, Jan. 11; 4537 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. 428-6997, www.winterhawkwinery.com.

Young Artist Conservatory of Music: “Holiday Harmonies,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. 451-7200, www.yacm.org.

OTHER AREAS 

Armando’sCarolina Lugos & Carole Acuan’s Ballet Flamenco, 8 p.m. Friday; Caroompa’s Room, 8 p.m. Saturday; Jazz jam, 7 p.m. Monday; Lafayette Studio Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 20; Red Meat, 8 p.m. Dec. 21; The Lowell Trio, 4 p.m. Dec. 22; Blues jam, 7 p.m. Dec. 23; Mal Sharpe’s Big Money in Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 26; The Keith Crossan Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 27; The King Cosby Group, 8 p.m. Dec. 28; Funky Sunday with MSTV, 4 p.m. Dec. 29; The Kilbillies, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31; Blues jam, 7 p.m. Jan. 13; 707 Marina Vista Blvd., Martinez. www.armandosmartinez.com.

Cache Creek Casino: Craig Ferguson, 8 p.m. Saturday; Sing Tao Cover Girl Calendar Contest, 4 p.m. Dec. 21; Choo Mimi, Chang Di and Lo Shih Fang, 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 22; Mumbo Gumbo, 8 p.m. Dec. 28; Eddie Griffin, 8 p.m. Jan. 11; Dionne Warwick, Jan. 18; all shows are 21 and older; 4455 Highway 16, Brooks. 888-77-CACHE, www.cachecreek.com.

Davis Chorale: Winter concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, Davis High School, Brunelle Hall, 315 W. 14th St. 530-756-3159.

Mondavi Performing Arts Center: Blind Boys of Alabama, 8 p.m. Saturday; American Bach Soloists: “Messiah,” 4 p.m. Sunday; London-Haydn String Quartet, 7 p.m. Jan. 10; Nicholas Kristof, 8 p.m. Jan. 13; 9399 Old Davis Road, Davis. 866-754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org.

Napa Valley Opera House: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with David Benoit, 8 p.m. Friday; Windham Hill Winter Solstice, 8 p.m. Saturday; Napa Valley Ballet’s “A Visit to Santa’s Workshop” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” 4:30 p.m. Sunday; Hot Club of San Francisco, 8 p.m. Thursday; VOENA, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 1030 Main St., Napa. 226-7372, www.nvoh.org.

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater: Holidays with Dirty Cello, 7 p.m. Friday; “The Nutcracker,” 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 22; Live in the Lobby, 6 p.m. Fridays; 100 California Drive, Yountville. 944-9900, www.lincolntheater.com.

The Palms: Dirk Powell & Cedric Watson, 8 p.m. Saturday; Christmas Jug Band, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Gene Taylor Blues Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 20; Antsy McClain, 8 p.m. Dec. 28; Tom Rigney and Flambeau, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31; Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, 9 p.m. Jan. 10; 13 Main St., Winters. 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com.

San Francisco Symphony: Burt Bacharach, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; John Lithgow in “Peter and the Wolf,” 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Sunday; “Colors of Christmas,” 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; Handel’s “Messiah,” 8 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 21; A Christmas Matinée with the Snowman, 2 p.m. Dec. 20-21; “Twas the Night,” 4 p.m. Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Dec. 23; 11 a.m. Dec. 24; New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, 9 p.m. Dec. 31; Placido Domingo, 8 p.m. Jan. 6; Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Silo’s: Garage Band 101 for Adults, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Garage Band 101 for Kids, 3 p.m. Saturday; Garage Band 101 for Kids, 8 p.m. Sunday; Roberta Donnay, 8 p.m. Dec. 20; Ray Charles Tribute Show, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21; Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill, 7 p.m. Dec. 24; Top Shelf, 7 p.m. Dec. 26; Sing-along, 8 p.m. Dec. 28; Unauthorized Rolling Stones, 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31; Breakaway Patriot, 8 p.m. Jan. 10; 1030 Main St., Napa. 251-5833, www.silosnapa.com.

Uptown Theatre: Craig Ferguson, 8 p.m. Friday; Blind Boys of Alabama, 8 p.m. Saturday; Dave Mason, 8 p.m. Sunday; Jonny Lang, 8 p.m. Jan. 12; 1350 Third St., Napa. 259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

THEATER

“A Christmas Carol: A Family Tradition”: Solano Repertory Theatre Company production, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 20-21, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22, Missouri Street Theatre, 1125 Missouri St., Fairfield. www.solanorep.com.

“A Hip-Hop Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21, 3 p.m. Dec. 22, Dixon High School, 555 College Way. www.blissurbanartscenter.com.

“Once Upon a Mattress:” Missouri Street Theatre production, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20-21, Dec. 26-28, 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Dec. 28, 6 p.m. Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St., Fairfield. www.downtowntheatre.com.

“Scrooge the Musical”: Bay Area Stage Production, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 20-21, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, Fetterly Playhouse, 3467 Sonoma Blvd., Suite 10, Vallejo. www.bayareastage.org, 649-1053.

OTHER AREAS

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”: 8 p.m. Dec. 27, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Dec. 29, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Jan. 1, 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 2, The Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sacramento. 916-446-5880, www.BroadwaySacramento.org.

“House of Matter”: 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, ODC Theatre, 3153 17th St., San Francisco. www.ocdance.com.

“QED”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 22, The Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. 415-613-9210, www.indrasnettheater.com.

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: “Yuletide Traditions,” holiday home tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 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: Open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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: “School Projects,” through March 2, 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, closed Friday, 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: “A Simple Emigrant Christmas” and candlelight tours, Saturday; 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: 555 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 Fusion: Bob Jacobs Jazz Christmas, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1500 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: Music is from 6 to 8 p.m.: Alvon Johnson, Thursday; Deborah and Brad, Dec. 26; 2522 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield. 425-3207.

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

Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar: Music is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: SOS, Saturday; SMG, Dec. 21; Used Blues Band, Dec. 28; 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.

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. www.parks.ca.gov, 745-3385.

Children’s Wonderland: Open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Tuesday, 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: Meet Santa, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 24; Brunch with Santa, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; free tours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield. www.jellybelly.com, 428-2838.

Ledgewood Creek Winery: Tasting room open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 4589 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: Open 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 20-23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 26-30; 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. 455-7827, www.starsrecreation.com.

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. 864-0730, www.woodenvalley.com.

OTHER AREAS

Fairytale Town: Winter Wonderland, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Thursday and Dec. 20-22, free admission Dec. 24open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, closes at 2 p.m. Dec. 24; free admission with a canned food item on Friday; 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 5 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.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

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Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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