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Entertainment calendar Jan. 11, 2013

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ART EXHIBITS

Arts Benicia: Art of Community, Thursday through Feb. 17; Family Art Day, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 10; 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 Gallery: Iris Sabre, featured artist for January, reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday; 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; Jody Mattison, Feb. 7 through March 17, reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9; 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: Curt Tyner, Jan. 19 through Feb. 23; open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 718 E. Monte Vista Ave. Free. 448-8712, www.vacavilleartgallery.com.

OTHER AREAS

Asian Art Museum: “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy,” through Sunday; “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy,” Feb. 22 through May 27; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; 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; 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, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 216 O St., Sacramento. 916-808-1182, www.crockerartmuseum.org.

De Young Museum: “Girl With a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis,” Jan. 26 through June 2; open 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 415-750-3600, www.deyoung.famsf.org.

Legion of Honor: ”Royal Treasures from the Louvre,” through March 13; 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.
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, 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; 151 Third St. Free the first Tuesday of the month. 415-357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: “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

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

Soul Force Dance Company: 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 26, for ages 18 and older, Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., San Francisco. 415-297-9740.

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

COMEDY

Pepperbelly’s Comedy Club: John Witherspoon, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Honest John, 8 p.m. Jan. 25, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27; Tommy Davidson, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17; 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: Aries Spears, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Sebastian Maniscalco, 8 p.m. Thursday, 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; Chris Franjola, 8 p.m. Jan. 24, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 25-26; Mike E. Winfield, 7 p.m. Jan. 27; Comedy Kill, 8 p.m. Jan. 30; Godfrey, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 1-2, New Faces Showcase, 8 p.m. Feb. 6; Erik Griffin, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 8-9, 7 p.m. Feb. 10; 2100 Arden Way. 916-925-8500, www.punchlinesac.com.

Punch Line, San Francisco: Paul Mecurio, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Sunday; Justin Harrison, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Bryan Callen, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 18, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Jan. 20; The Avengers of Comedy, 8 p.m. Jan. 22; Coming to America, 8 p.m. Jan. 23; Ian Harvie, 8 p.m. Jan. 24; San Francisco Sketchfest, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Jan. 25, 4, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Jan. 26, 4, 8 and 11:45 p.m. Jan. 27; Nick Thune, 8 p.m. Jan. 28; San Francisco Sketchfest, 8 p.m. Jan. 29-31; 444 Battery St. 415-397-7573, www.punchlinecomedyclub.com.

Tommy T’s, Pleasanton: Shea Suga, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; open mike, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Shanti Charan, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16; Kirk McHenry and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23; Loni Love, 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Jan. 27; Diego Curiel, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29; 5104 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. 925-227-1800, www.tommyts.com/pleasanton.

Tommy T’s, Rancho Cordova: Don Friesen, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Tony Roberts, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Jan. 20; Cocoa Brown, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26, 7 p.m. Jan. 27; 12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova. 916-357-LAFF, www.tommyts.com/sac.

EVENTS

Art Walk: 3 to 7 p.m. second Saturday, downtown Benica. 746-6211.

Bunco Bash: Benefit for Vacaville Museum, 7 p.m. Jan. 30, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square, Vacaville. 447-4513.

Crab Feed: Hosted by Knights of Columbus, 6 p.m. Feb. 9, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield. 426-4515, 429-0149.

Ghost Walk: 8 p.m. first and third Friday of the month, departs from Historic Railroad Depot, 90 First St., Benicia. 745-9791, www.mainstreetbenicia.org.

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

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.

Spring Extravaganza: Hosted by Rotary Club of Cordelia, 5 p.m. March 16, Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. 718-8503.
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.
Wine & Chocolate Walk: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9, First Street, Benicia. 745-9791, www.beniciamainstreet.org.
Wine and Food Jubilee: 6:30 p.m. April 19, Nut Tree, 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. 646-3133.

OTHER AREAS

Albany Film Festival: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Oakland. 510-865-5065. www.rhythmix.org.

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

“Important Business”: Vespertine Circus performances, 7 p.m. Jan. 25-26, 2 p.m. Jan. 27, California State Theatre Company, 1725 25th St., Sacramento. 916-451-5822, www.brownpapertickets.com.

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.

Napa Truffle Festival: Jan. 18-21, locations around Napa. 888-753-9378, www.napatrufflefestival.com.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Blood and Fire Gospel Reggae Band: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Drive. www.solanolibrary.com.

City Sports Bar and Grill: Music starts at 9 p.m.: Category 4, Friday; The Funk Rockers, Saturday; The Cheeseballs, Jan. 18; Sugar Daddy, Jan. 19; Groove Thing, Jan. 25; Rebel Yell, Jan. 26; Auto Replay, Feb. 1; Mother Mayhem, Feb. 8; 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. 455-7827, www.starsrecreation.com.

Dimitri’s: DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Friday, 0Mega, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Jan. 18; Luenell, 9 p.m. Jan. 19; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Jan. 25; The Funky Fresh, 9:30 p.m. Jan. 26; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Feb. 1; Samuelle, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 2; 700 Main St., Suite 106, Suisun City. 419-5204, www.dimitrislounge.com.

Empress Theatre: Whiskey & Honey with Fire & Rain, 6 p.m. Sunday; Soulshine, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Wednesday Night Ramble, 7 p.m. Jan. 23; Hothouse Blues, 8 p.m. Jan. 25; Wednesday Night Ramble, 7 p.m. Feb. 6; 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. 552-2400, www.empresstheatre.org.

The Honeybee Trio: “Leaving Our Hearts at Home,” 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Vacaville Opera House, 560 Main St., Vacaville. www.honeybeetrio.com.

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.

North Bay Opera: “An Evening of Verdi and Wagner,” 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.downtowntheatre.com.

The Rellik Tavern: Igor & Red Elvises, 9 p.m. Friday; Wall of Blues, 9 p.m. Saturday; Dave Bustamante, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; The Smokin’ J’s, 9 p.m. Jan. 19; Chick Jagger, 9 p.m. Jan. 25; The Lillies, 9 p.m. Jan. 26; DJ AI3X, 9 p.m. Jan. 31; The Voltones, 9 p.m. Feb. 2; Fiddlaround, 8 p.m. Feb. 8; Crosstown 5, 9 p.m. Feb. 9; Doug Houser, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 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. Tuesday; Bliss Life, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; Eddie Money and Cheating Daylight, 8 p.m. Feb. 16; Johnny Cash Tribute Show, 8 p.m. Feb. 23; Celtic Mystery, 7 p.m. March 15; 1010 Ulatis Drive. 469-4013, www.vpat.net.

Vallejo Jazz Society: Calvin Keys, 5 p.m. Jan. 20, Mira Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo. www.vallejojazzsociety.com.

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.: Phil Berkowitz and The Dirty Cats, Saturday; Feral Moon, Jan. 19; Craig Caffall, Jan. 26; 4357 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. 864-3135, www.winterhawkwinery.com.

OTHER AREAS

Ace of Spades: Tribal Seeds, 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Of Mice and Men, 6 p.m. Monday; Sum 41, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Slightly Stoopid, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Down and Warbeast, 7 p.m. Jan. 19; Gojira, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24; Roach Gigz, 7 p.m. Jan. 25; Fallrise, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26; Action Item, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27; Silvertstein, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1; 1417 R St., Sacramento. www.aceofspadessac.com.

Armando’s: Blues Jam, 7 p.m. Monday; Duo Gadjo, 8 p.m. Thursday; Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozom, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; Annie Sampson, 8 p.m. Jan. 19; Jazz Jam, 7 p.m. Jan. 21; Mal Sharpe’s Big Money in Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 24; The Craig Horton Blues Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 25; Glossary with Lucas Ohio, 8 p.m. Jan. 26; Blues Jam, 7 p.m. Jan. 28; The Very Bad Boys, 7 p.m. Jan. 31; Tender Mercies, 8 p.m. Feb. 1; Delta Wires, 8 p.m. Feb. 2; Open mike, 7 p.m. Feb. 8; 707 Marina Vista Blvd., Martinez. www.armandosmartinez.com.

Cache Creek Casino: Billy Gardell, 8 p.m. Saturday; The Imperial Acrobats of China, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday; MC Hammer, 8 p.m. Jan. 19; The Manhattans, 8 p.m. Jan. 20; Angeline Quinto & Ogie Alcasid, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 4 p.m. Jan. 27; Carlos Mencia, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Feb. 2; Chaka Khan, 8 p.m. Feb. 9; all shows are 21 and older; 4455 Highway 16, Brooks. 888-77-CACHE, www.cachecreek.com.

Mondavi Arts Center: Ninety Miles, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Harry Belafonte, 8 p.m. Thursday; Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; National Theatre of Scotland, 8 p.m. Jan. 23-25, 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 26; Yo-Yo Ma, 8 p.m. Jan. 29; Chan Park, 8 p.m. Jan. 30; Empyrean Ensemble, 8 p.m. Feb. 1; Calder Quartet, 8 p.m. Feb. 2, 2 p.m. Feb. 3; UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. Feb. 3; One Shields Ave., Davis. 530-754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org.

Napa Valley Opera House: Kronos Quartet, 8 p.m. Friday; Mark Hummel, 8 p.m. Saturday; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Keola Beamer & Jeff Patterson, 8 p.m. Thursday; Chris Botti, 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Jan. 20; International Guitar Night, 8 p.m. Jan. 24; Shawn Colvin, 8 p.m. Jan. 26; Tuesday Night Flicks, “Rear Window,” 7 p.m. Jan. 29; Vusi Mahlasela, 8 p.m. Jan. 31; Tommy Emmanuel, 8 p.m. Feb. 2; “Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty” film, 7 p.m. Feb. 5; 1030 Main St., Napa. 226-7372, www.nvoh.org.

The Palms: Steve Seskin, Craig Carothers, Don Henry, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Rushed Eggleston, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; Eric Sardinas & Big Motor, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19; John McCutcheon, 7 p.m. Jan. 20; Claire Lynch Band, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23; Hot Club of Cowtown, 8 p.m. Jan. 24; Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack, 8 p.m. Jan. 26; 13 Main St., Winters. 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com.

San Francisco Symphony: Renée Fleming, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Renée Fleming and Susan Graham, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Peer Gynt, 8 p.m. Thursday through Jan. 19; Barantschik Plays Concertos and Serenades, 8 p.m. Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Jan 24, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25; Music for Families, 2 p.m. Jan. 26; Chelsea Chen, 3 p.m. Jan. 27; Charles Duitoit conducts Elgar’s Enigma Variations, 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31, Feb. 1; Chinese New Year Concert, 4 p.m. Feb. 2; Chamber music, 2 p.m. Feb. 3; Berloiz’s Te Deum, 8 p.m. Feb. 6-8, 2 p.m. Feb. 10; Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Silo’s: A Tribute to Elton John, 8 p.m. Saturday; Sing a Song, 7 p.m. Jan. 18; 707 Band Dance Party, 8 p.m. Jan. 19; John Nemeth, 8 p.m. Jan. 25; The Sam Andrew Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 26; Napa Valley Jazz Society, 4 p.m. Jan. 27; Rick Harris & Silverado, 8 p.m. Feb. 1; Elaine Lucia, 8 p.m. Feb. 2; Revolver, 8 p.m. Feb. 9; 530 Main St., Napa. 251-5833, www.silosnapa.com.

Sweetwater Music Hall: Foreverland, 9 p.m. Saturday; Michael on Fire, 8 p.m. Jan. 23; Rushad Eggleston & Lily Henley, 8 p.m. Jan. 24; Tim Flannery, 9 p.m. Jan. 25; Monophonics, 9 p.m. Jan. 26; Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils, 8 p.m. Jan. 27; Led Kaapana, 8 p.m. Jan. 31; Vinyl, 9 p.m. Feb. 2; open mike nights, 7:30 p.m. Mondays; 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 415-388-3850, www.sweetwatermusichall.com.

Uptown Theatre: Merle Haggard, 8 p.m. Jan. 19; Tim Flannery, 8 p.m. Jan. 26; Clint Black, 8 p.m. Feb. 1; M Ward, 8 p.m. Feb. 6; Lewis Black, 8 p.m. Feb. 10; Los Lobos, 8 p.m. Feb. 16; 1350 Third St., Napa. 259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

Winters Community Center: Legends of the Celtic Harp with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Ayreh Frankfurter, 2 p.m. Jan. 20, 201 Railroad Avenue, Winters. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/307810.

THEATER

“Lend Me a Tenor”: Fairfield Civic Theatre production, 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26, Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2, 2 p.m. Jan. 27, Missouri Street Theatre, 1125 Missouri St. Fairfield. 422-1598.

“The Pirates Of Penzance”: Bay Area Stage Production show, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Jan. 18-19, Jan. 25-26, 2 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Vallejo Naval Museum, 734 Marin St., Vallejo. www.bayareastage.org.

“You Can’t Take It With You”: Buckingham Charter High School Drama Club production, 7 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 18-19, Jan. 24-26, 3 p.m. Jan. 19-20, Jan. 26-27; Buckingham Charter High School gym, 188 Bella Vista Road, Vacaville. 453-6100.

OTHER AREAS

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

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”: Napa Valley Playhouse in partnership with 6th Street Playhouse and Lucky Penny Productions, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Thursday and Jan. 18-29, 2 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 20; 1637 Imola Ave., Napa. 255-LIVE, www.napavalleyplayhouse.org.

“Hippie Icon, Flower Geezer and Temple of Accumulated Error”: Starring Wavy Gravy, 8 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 10, TheatreStage, The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way. 415-282-3055, www.themarsh.org.

“Something Cloudy, Something Clear”: Theatre Rhinoceros, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., San Francisco. www.TheRhino.org.

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: Nostalgic Nut Tree, through Jan. 31; open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 213 Buck Ave. 447-4513, www.vacavillemusem.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: ”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; 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, 1020 O St., Sacramento. 916-653-7524, www.californiamuseum.org.

California State Capitol Museum: “California Treasures: Artwork of the Great Depression,” through May 17; 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; 111 I St., Old Town Sacramento. 916-445-6645, www.csrmf.org.

Chabot Space & Science Center: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday; 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; 301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 579-4452, www.schulzmuseum.org.

Exploratorium: Re-opens April 17, Pier 15, 698 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. 415-EXP-LORE, www.exploratorium.edu.

Lawrence Hall of Science: “Run Jump, Fly & Spin,” Jan 19 through May 5; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 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: Free Family Fun Day, Saturday; “A Quilt for All Seasons,” through Jan. 20; reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 17; “Dreaming of the West,” Feb. 1 through March 24, reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Monday; 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; astronaut Jose Hernandez, 2 p.m. Jan. 26; closed until Jan. 17; 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, 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. Tuesday through Sunday, 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: The Dalt Williams Trio, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 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: First Friday, 6-9 p.m. through May, includes local bands and artists; walking and wheelchair-accessible guided tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through May; 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: 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. 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, 370 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. www.sepayoliveoil.com, 434-8222.

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

Sacramento Zoo: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 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, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. www.winchestermysteryhouse.com, 408-247-2000.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

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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