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Entertainment calendar Dec. 21, 2012

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From page B4 | December 21, 2012 |

ART EXHIBITS

Arts Benicia: Art of Community, Jan. 17 through Feb. 17; Family Art Day, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 10; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, during exhibitions; closed until Jan. 2; 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, www.artsbenicia.org.

Benicia Plein Gallery: Iris Sabre, featured artist for January, reception 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 12; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St., Benicia. 495-2940.

Gallery 621: “Small Works of Art,” through Feb. 3, 2013; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 621 First St., Benicia. 746-6211, wwwgallery621.com.

Lawler House Gallery: Open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 718 Main St., Suisun City. www.lawlerhousegallery.org.

Vacaville Art League Gallery: Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, closes Tuesday and re-opens Jan. 8; 718 E. Monte Vista Ave. Free. 448-8712, www.vacavilleartgallery.com.

OTHER AREAS

Asian Art Museum: “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy,” through Jan. 13; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Christmas and New Year’s; 200 Larkin St., San Francisco. 415-581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Bedford Gallery: “Broadway Revealed, Behind the Theatre Curtain,” through Feb. 17; open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; 6 to 8 p.m. when theater is open, closed Christmas; Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-295-1417, www.bedfordgallery.org.

Crocker Art Museum: “Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal,” through Feb. 10; 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, closed Christmas and New Year’s; 216 O St., Sacramento. 916-808-1182, www.crockerartmuseum.org.

De Young Museum: “The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism,” through Dec. 30; open 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Christmas and New Year’s; Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 415-750-3600, www.deyoung.famsf.org.

Grand Hand Gallery: “Freeland Tanner,” through Dec. 31, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Christmas; 1136 Main St., Napa. www.thegrandhand.com.

Legion of Honor: “Royal Treasures from the Louvre,” through March 13; open 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Christmas and New Year’s; Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco. 415-750-3600, www.famsf.org.

John Pence Gallery: New Year’s exhibition, through Feb. 3; open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Christmas; 750 Post St., San Francisco. 415-441-1138, www.johnpence.com.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: “Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective,” through Feb. 3; open 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, closed Christmas and New Year’s,; 151 Third St. Free the first Tuesday of the month. 415-357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: Larry Thomas’ “Coastal Echoes,” through Dec. 30; “Revolutionary Island: Tales of Cuban History,” Jan. 19 through March 24; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 551 Broadway St., Sonoma. 939-7862, www.svma.org.

AUDITIONS

Missouri Street Theater: Jan. 7-8, for the 2013 season: “Damn Yankees,” “Les Miserables” and “Shrek,” Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. For appointment, email casting@missouristreettheatre.com.

Solano Choral Society: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 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.

OTHER AREAS

Napa Valley Playhouse: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Jan. 4, callbacks 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 5; for “Harvey;” 1637 Imola Ave., Napa. www.napavalleyplayhouse.org.

Strike A Chord: A women’s chorus, rehearsals 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Walnut Creek. 925-935-4313.

COMEDY

Pepperbellys Comedy Club: Kabir Singh, 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Hannibal Thompson, 10 p.m. Friday; DeBarge Family Holiday Concert, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday, Chocolate City Comedy Explosion, 8 p.m. Sunday; Darren Carter, 8 p.m. Dec. 28, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31; Marques Houston, 11 p.m. Dec. 29; Amir K, 8 p.m. Jan. 4, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6; John Witherspoon, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, karaoke, 7 p.m. Tuesday; open mike nights, 8 p.m. Wednesday; 849 Texas St., Fairfield. 422-SHOW, www.pepperbellys.com.

OTHER AREAS

Punch Line, Sacramento: Dustin Ybarra, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Sam Bam’s Comedy Jam, 8 p.m. Thursday; Nagio Bealum, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 28-29, 8 p.m. Dec. 30; Dat Phan and Friends, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31; Sacramento Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Jan. 2; The Smartest Man in the World podcast, 8 p.m. Jan. 3; Greg Proops, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 4-5; David Studebaker, 7 p.m. Jan. 6; Aries Spears, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 11-12, 7 p.m. Jan. 13; Sebastian Maniscalco, 8 p.m. Jan. 17, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 18-19; Doug Benson Stand Up Show, 7 p.m. Jan. 20; Doug Loves Movies podcast, 4:20 p.m. Jan. 21; 2100 Arden Way. 916-925-8500, www.punchlinesac.com.

Punch Line, San Francisco: Mosha Kasher, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Sunday; Ali Wong, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Greg Proops, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 28, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 29, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31; Smartest Man in the World, 8 p.m. Dec. 30; Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m. Jan. 2-3; 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 4; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 5; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Jan. 6; Sam Davidoff, 8 p.m. Jan. 8; Paul Mecurio, 8 p.m. Jan. 9-10, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 11, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Jan. 13; 444 Battery St. 415-397-7573, www.punchlinecomedyclub.com.

EVENTS

Bev Orlando Nativity Display: Featuring more than 200 nativity scenes from around the world, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 4 to 11:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Golden Dome, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield. 429-0149, 422-4582, 422-0872.

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

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 15499, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield. 429-0149, 422-7767.

Profet’s Poetry by the Bay: Open word, open mike 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.

Second Saturday Art Walk: 3 to 7 p.m. second Saturday of each month, through December, downtown Benicia. 745-9791, www.BeniciaMainStreet.org.

Wii Gaming Days: 3:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, John F. Kennedy Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo. Free. 866-572-7587, ask for Mark Flowers.

OTHER AREAS

Gem Faire: With more than 70 exhibitors from all over the world, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. www.gemfaire.com, 503-252-8300.

Mariposa Storytelling Festival: 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 8, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 9, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 10, Friday and Saturday events at Mariposa County High School, 5074 Old Highway North; Sunday events at Yosemite National Park. www.arts-mariposa.org.

Tiny Tim’s Holiday Jam: Benefit for cerebral palsy, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Eon Coffee, 24970 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward; 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Community Presbyterian Church, 2800 Georgia St., Vallejo. 917-532-7199, www.eec-productions.com.

Potters’ Studio Holiday Gift Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 637 Cedar St., Berkeley. 510-528-3286, BerkeleyPottersStudio.com.

 

MUSIC AND DANCE

City Sports Bar and Grill: Music starts at 9 p.m.: Mother Mayhem, Friday and Saturday; A Train, Dec. 28; Apple Z, Dec. 29; Ascension, Dec. 31; Nothin Personal, Jan. 4; Category 4, Jan. 11; The Cheeseballs, Jan. 18; 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. 455-7827, www.starsrecreation.com.

Dimitri’s: DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Friday; Radio, 9:30 p.m. Saturday; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Dec. 28; DJ Craig, 9 p.m. Dec. 29; Anthony & The Brothers Young, 8 p.m. Dec. 31; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Jan. 4; Ascension, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11; 0Mega, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Jan. 18; Luenell, 9 p.m. Jan. 19; 700 Main St., Suite 106, Suisun City. 419-5204, www.dimitrislounge.com.

Empress Theatre: Wednesday Night Ramble, 7 p.m. Jan. 9; Whiskey & Honey with Fire & Rain, 6 p.m. Jan. 12; Wednesday Night Ramble, 7 p.m. Jan. 23; 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. 552-2400, www.empresstheatre.org.

Kab’s Club: Blues jam, 7 p.m. Mondays; piano nights, 8 p.m. Thursdays; 11-B Town Square Place, Vacaville. 447-9463, www.KabsClub.com.

The Rellik Tavern: End of the World party, 9 p.m. Friday; Muncie, 8 p.m. Saturday; Self Proclaimed Heroes, 9 p.m. Dec. 29; Mutha Cover Band, 9 p.m. Dec. 31; Dan DeShara, 8 p.m. Jan. 4; Sin Silver & The Avenue, 9 p.m. Jan. 5; Takilma, 9 p.m. Jan. 12; Dave Bustamante, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; open mike for musicians, 7 p.m. first and third Mondays; tacos, tea and trivia, 6 p.m. Tuesdays; DJ’s music, 9 p.m. Thursdays; 726 First St., Benicia. 746-1137, www.therelliktavern.com.

Solano Community Symphony: Salute to Youth, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive; Great Composers of the World, 8 p.m. March 16, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City, and 3 p.m. March 17, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive; Annual Pops Concert, 8 p.m. May 4, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City, and 3 p.m. May 5, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive. www.solanosymphony.org.

Solano Winds: “Nobility,” 8 p.m. March 15; Musical Narratives,” 8 p.m. May 17, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.solanowinds.org.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre: An Evening with Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15; Eddie Money and Cheating Daylight, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 1010 Ulatis Drive. 469-4013, www.vpat.net.

Vallejo Symphony: “Storms and Passion,” 3 p.m. April 17; Lander Hall, Touro University, Detoro Way, Mare Island, Vallejo. 643-4441, www.vallejosymphony.org.

Winterhawk Winery: Music from 2 to 5 p.m.: Terry Sheets Band, Saturday; Alvon, Dec. 29; Memphis BBQ & Blues fundraiser with the Used Blues Band, The Fellas, Jan. 5; Phil Berkowitz and The Dirty Cats, Jan. 12; Feral Moon, Jan. 19; Craig Caffall, Jan. 26, 4357 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. 864-3135, www.winterhawkwinery.com.

OTHER AREAS

Armando’s: Matti Nax & Nearly Beloved, 8 p.m. Friday; Mal Sharpe’s Big Money in Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Thursday; Chelle & Friends, 8 p.m. Dec. 29; Blues Jam, 7 p.m. Jan. 14; Duo Gadjo, 8 p.m. Jan. 17; Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozom, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; Annie Sampson, 8 p.m. Jan. 19; Marina Vista Road, Martinez. www.armandosmartinez.com.

Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center: Cliff Eberhardt, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, State Theatre Building, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Info: 530-885-0156, www.livefromauburn.com.

Cache Creek Casino: House of Floyd, 8 p.m. Saturday; Steven Ma and Peggy Liu, 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29; Nathan Owens Motown Review, 8 p.m. Jan. 1; Billy Gardell, 8 p.m. Jan. 12; MC Hammer, 8 p.m. Jan. 19; The Manhattans, 8 p.m. Jan. 20; all shows are 21 and older; 4455 Highway 16, Brooks. 888-77-CACHE, www.cachecreek.com.

Davis Chorale: “Messiah Sing-Along, 4 p.m. Sunday, Davis Community Church, 412 C St., Davis. 530-574-8419.

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts: San Francisco Symphony Family Concert, 7 p.m. Friday; Ninety Miles, 8 p.m. Jan. 9-12; Charlie Albright, 2 p.m. Jan. 13; Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; Yo-Yo Ma, 8 p.m. Jan. 29; One Shields Ave., Davis. 530-754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org.

Napa Valley Opera House: VOENA, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; The Manzarek-Rogers Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 5; “Sing Your Song,” 7 p.m. Jan. 8; Kronos Quartet, 8 p.m. Jan. 11 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, 8 p.m. Jan. 16; Keola Beamer & Jeff Patterson, 8 p.m. Jan. 17; Mark Hummel, 8 p.m. Jan. 12; Chris Botti, 8 p.m. Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Jan. 20; 1030 Main St., Napa. 226-7372, www.nvoh.org.

The Palms: Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadors, 8 p.m. Dec. 28; Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31; 13 Main St., Winters. 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com.

San Francisco Symphony: Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez, 7:30 p.m. Friday; “The Snowman,” 11 a.m. Saturday; ’Twas the Night, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Monday; New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, 9 p.m. Dec. 31; Renee Fleming, 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 8 p.m. Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Peer Gynt, 8 p.m. Jan. 17-19; Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Silo’s: Soul Train Dance Party, 8 p.m. Friday; “ChrismaCabaretNukkah,” 8 p.m. Saturday; Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill, 7 p.m. Monday; West Coast Songwriter’s Competition, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Suzhan Flering, 7 p.m. Thursday; Sing a song, 7 p.m. Dec. 28; The Used Blues Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 29; Briefcase Full of Blues, 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31; A Tribute to Elton John, 8 p.m. De530 Main St., Napa. 251-5833, www.silosnapa.com.

Sweetwater Music Hall: The Christmas Jug Band, 8 p.m. Friday; Elliott Randall and Jerry Hannan, 8 p.m. Thursday; Pato Banton, 8 p.m. Dec. 28; Super Diamond, 9 p.m. Dec. 29; This Old Earthquake, 6 p.m. Dec. 31; Underground Illuminati, 8 p.m. Jan. 2; The Ray Charles Project, 9 p.m. Jan. 4; The Pimps of Joytime, 9 p.m. Jan. 5; Live Music Sunday, 11 a.m. Sundays; open mike nights, 8 p.m. Mondays; 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 415-388-3850, www.sweetwatermusichall.com.

Uptown Theatre: Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band, 8 p.m. Friday; Psychedelic Furs and the Fixx, 8 p.m. Jan. 4; Steve Earle, 8 p.m. Jan. 5; Gregg Allman, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; Merle Haggard, 8 p.m. Jan. 19; Tim Flannery, 8 p.m. Jan.26; 1350 Third St., Napa. 259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

THEATER

“A Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Harbor Theatre, 720 Main St., Suisun City. www.christmascarolsolanorep.brownpapertickets.com.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 28-29 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 6 p.m. Sunday, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. 422-1598, www.downtowntheatre.com.

OTHER AREAS

“Drumline”: 8 p.m. Jan. 11,; Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415-473-6800, www.marincenter.org.

“History: The Musical”: Friday and Saturday, The Un-Scripted Theater Company, 533 Sutter St., San Francisco. 415-322-8738.

“The Rainmaker”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., San Francisco. www.sheltontheater.org.

“The Santaland Diaries”: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Dec. 28-29, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., San Francisco. Info: 800-838-3006, www.combinedartform.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.

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

Western Railway Museum: Meet Santa, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Thursday and Dec. 28, weather permitting, 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City. 374-2978, www.wrm.org.

 

OTHER AREAS

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Kwanzaa celebration, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; “Once Upon A Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales,” through May 26; open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday, Christmas and New Year’s; Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. 415-339-3900, www.baykidsmuseum.org.

The California Museum: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closes 2 p.m. Monday and Dec. 31, closed Christmas and New Year’s; 1020 O St., Sacramento. 916-653-7524, www.californiamuseum.org.

California State Capitol Museum: Holiday Music Program, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sunday; “California Treasures: Artwork of the Great Depression,” through May 17,; closed Christmas and New Year’s; open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10th and L streets, State Capitol, Room B-27, Sacramento. 916-324-0333.

California State Railroad Museum: “Ticket to Ride: 150 Years of Passenger Comfort & Style,” through March; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Christmas and New Year’’s; 111 I St., Old Town Sacramento. 916-445-6645, www.csrmf.org.

Chabot Space & Science Center: Holiday hours through Jan. 6. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Christmas; 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 510-336-7300, www.chabotspace.org.

Charles M. Schulz Museum: “Useable, Loveable Peanuts,” through April 28; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday, Christmas Day and New Year’s, 301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 579-4452, www.schulzmuseum.org.

Exploratorium: Annual holiday animation festival, Wednesday through Jan. 2; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, open 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Monday, closed Christmas, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco. 415-EXP-LORE, www.exploratorium.edu.

Lawrence Hall of Science: “The Math Midway,” through Jan. 6; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Christmas; Centennial Drive below Grizzly Peak Road, UC Berkeley. 510-642-5132, www.lhs.berkeley.edu.

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: “A Quilt for All Seasons,” through Jan. 20; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday, closed Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 31 and New Year’s; 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 944-0500,www.napavalleymuseum.org.

Petaluma Historical Museum: “Wings in Space: A Tribute to the Space Shuttle Program,” Jan. 17-27; open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, 20 Fourth St., Petaluma. 778-4398, www.petalumamuseum.com.

San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday, Christmas and New Year’s; 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, closed Christmas and New Year’s; 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 570-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org.

Sutter’s Fort: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Christmas; 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.

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.

The Elmira Cabin: 6081 California Pacific Road, Elmira. 447-3230.

Favela’s Fusion: 1500 Oliver Road, Suite D, Fairfield. Free. 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 disc jockey, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 558 Parker Road, Fairfield. 437-5551.

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

Point Waterfront Restaurant: Live bands on weekends, 120 Marina Drive, Rio Vista. 374-5400.

Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar: 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, through May; closed Monday, Christmas, Dec. 30 through Jan. 1; beer samples for those 21 and older, 3101 Busch Drive, Fairfield. Free. 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.

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, daily through Monday; free tours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; closed Christmas, closed Christmas and New Year’s; One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield. www.jellybelly.com, 428-2838.

Ledgewood Creek Winery: Tasting room open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Christmas; 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, closed Christmas; 2529 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield. Free. 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, closed Christmas; 370 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. www.sepayoliveoil.com, 434-8222.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Holiday in the Park, through Jan. 6; closed Monday and Christmas, 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom, 644-4000.

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, closed Christmas; 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. 864-0730, www.woodenvalley.com.

OTHER AREAS

Fairytale Town: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, closed Christmas; 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. 916-808-7462, fairtyaletown.org

Sacramento Zoo: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, free admission Monday, closes at 1:30 p.m. Monday, closed Christmas; 3930 W. 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, closed Christmas, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. www.winchestermysteryhouse.com, 408-247-2000.

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