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Entertainment calendar Nov. 9, 2012

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From page B4 | November 09, 2012 |

ART EXHIBITS

Arts Benicia: “ArtsBenicia: Collective Memories,” through Nov. 18; anniversary reception, 7 p.m. Nov. 17; 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: Craig Britton, through Nov. 30, reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St. 745-3157, www.beniciapleinair.com.

Gallery 621: “From the Arsenal and Beyond,” through Dec. 2, reception 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday; open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 621 First St., Benicia. 746-6211, wwwgallery621.com.

Lawler House Gallery: “Dynamic Duo,” open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 718 Main St., Suisun City. Free. www.lawlerhousegallery.org.

Vacaville Art League Gallery: Nonjuried art show, through Dec. 15; 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 Jan. 13, 2013; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco. 415-581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Axis Gallery: “The Lamp and Endtable Project 2012,” through Nov. 24; open noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment, 1517 19th St., Sacramento. 916-443-9900, www.axisgallery.org.

Bedford Gallery: “Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art,” through Nov. 18; 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, 2013; 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.

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, 1136 Main St., Napa. www.thegrandhand.com.

John Pence Gallery: Steven J. Levin and Jacob Pfeiffer, Thursday through Dec. 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.

Museo Italo Americano: “Italian Americans at Bat: From Sandlots to the Major League,” through Nov. 25; open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Fort Mason Center, Building C, San Francisco. 415-673-2200, www.sfmuseo.org.

Pence Gallery: “Women That I Have Encountered,” through Nov. 25; open 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 212 D St., Davis. 530-758-3370.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: “Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective,” through Feb. 3, 2013; 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: Larry Thomas’ “Coastal Echoes,” through Dec. 30; 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

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

COMEDY

Fetterly Playhouse: Michael Mancini, 8 p.m. Friday, 3467 Sonoma Blvd., No. 10, Vallejo. 290-6995, www.VallejoComedy.com.

Pepperbellys Comedy Club: Insane Dwayne, 8 p.m Friday; Skip Clark, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Case, 10 p.m. Saturday; Ellis Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; DC Curry, 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 16, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18; Myles Weber, 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25; Sean Peabody, 8 p.m. Nov. 30; Eddie Griffin, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 7, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 8; karaoke, 7 p.m. Tuesday; open mike nights, 8 p.m. Wednesday; 849 Texas St., Fairfield. 422-SHOW, www.pepperbellys.com.

OTHER AREAS

“Billy Connolly: The Man Live”: 8 p.m. Nov. 27 through Dec. 1, Marine’s Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Punch Line, Sacramento: Felipe Esparza, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Iliza Schlesinger, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 16-17; When Sac Attacks: Comedy Show, 7 p.m. Nov. 18; Mike E. Winfield, 8 p.m. Nov. 21, 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 23-24, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25; Flips & Beaners, 7 p.m. Dec. 2; David Alan Grier, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m. Dec. 9; 2100 Arden Way. 916-925-8500, www.punchlinesac.com.

Punch Line, San Francisco: Louis Katz, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Sunday; Justin Harrison, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Hannibal Buress, 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 16, 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Nov. 18; Ko Comedy, 8 p.m. Nov. 19; Dat Phan, 8 p.m. Nov. 20-21, 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 23, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 24; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Nov. 25; Flips and Beaners Comedy Jam, 8 p.m. Nov. 27; Bret Ernst, 8 p.m. Nov. 28, 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 30, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 1; San Francisco Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Dec. 2; Nick Swordson, 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5; Bobby Slayton, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; 444 Battery St. 415-397-7573, www.punchlinecomedyclub.com.

EVENTS

Christmas at the Waterfront: 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Christmas market with Santa and tree lighting, Suisun City waterfront. Free admission, bring canned goods and unwrapped toys. 646-9006, www.visitsuisuncity.com.

Holiday Boutique: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, Rancho Solano Clubhouse, 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway, Fairfield. Free admission. 399-7195.

Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. 428-7421.

Holiday Open House at Wildlife Center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1171 Kellogg St., Suisun. 429-4295.

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

Steel Drum Band Concert: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Building 1200, Fairfield. nancys37@comcast.net.

Super Band Casino Night: Fundraiser for Armijo High School Band, 5:45 to 9 p.m. Friday, Fairfield Community Center, Willow Hall, 1000 Kentucky St., Fairfield. armijosuperband@gmail.com.

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

San Francisco Opera Community Open House: 10:30 am. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-864-3330, www.sfopera.com.

MUSIC AND DANCE

City Sports Bar and Grill: Shows begin at 9 p.m.: The Cheezeballs, Friday; Category 4, Saturday; The Peelers, Nov. 16; Time Bandits, Nov. 17; Ascension, Nov. 23-24; Midlife Crisis, Nov. 30; Groove Thang, Dec. 1; East Wind, Dec. 7-8, Strange Brew, Dec. 14-15; 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. 455-7827, www.starsrecreation.com.

Dimitri’s: DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Friday; Entourage, 9:30 p.m. Saturday; Best Intentions: Motown Tribute, 7 p.m. Sunday; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Nov. 16; All Star R&B Night, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17; J-Red, 7 p.m. Nov. 18; Take Five Soul Sundays, 7 p.m. Nov. 18; DJ Reese, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23; DJ, 9 p.m. Nov. 24; DJ Reese, 9 p.m. Nov. 30; Ascension, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 1; Gregg Ballad & The Dream Set, 7 p.m. Dec. 2; DJ Reeese, 9 p.m. Dec. 9; Entourage, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 10; Swagged Out Thursdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays; 700 Main St., Suite 106, Suisun City. 419-5204, www.dimitrislounge.com.

Empress Theatre: Soulshine, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Wednesday Night Ramble, 7 p.m. Nov. 21; The Local Show with George Cole and Eurocana, 8 p.m. Nov. 24; USAF Band of the Golden Gate, 7 p.m. Dec. 2; Wednesday Night Ramble, 7 p.m. Dec. 5; 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. 552-2400, www.empresstheatre.org.

Fiddle Rising Celtic Concert: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, United Church of Christ, 1305 W. Second St., Benicia. Info: 745-0674, www.cccucc.org.

Gordon’s Music and Sound – A Six-Week Concert Series: Begins at 7 p.m.: Super Nintenbros, The Beggars Who Give, Saturday; Flytraps for Supper, The Gillbillies, Nov. 17; Secret Argyle, Malakite, Nov. 24; The Hodges, Dec. 1, Idle Hands, Dad’s LPs, Dec. 8; 810 Texas St., Fairfield. 422-0313.

Handel’s “Messiah:” 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive. 469-4013. www.vpat.net.

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: Acoustic S&M, 9 p.m. Friday; Azure Moon, 9 p.m. Saturday; Against Leo, 9 p.m. Nov. 17; Dave Bustamante, 8 p.m. Nov. 23; The Shilz, 9 p.m. Nov. 24; Political Plum, 9 p.m. Dec. 1; Cascada, 9 p.m. Dec. 8; Crown Point, 9 p.m. Dec. 15; open mike for musicians, 7 p.m. the first and third Monday; 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: Holiday celebration, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, and 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive; Salute to Youth, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, 2013 Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, 2013, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive; Great Composers of the World, 8 p.m. March 16, 2013, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City, and 3 p.m. March 17, 2013, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive; Annual Pops Concert, 8 p.m. May 4, 2013 Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City, and 3 p.m. May 5, 2013, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive. www.solanosymphony.org.

Solano Winds: “Joyful Traditions,” 8 p.m. Dec. 7; “Nobility,” 8 p.m. March 15, 2013; “Musical Narratives,” 8 p.m. May 17, 2013; Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.solanowinds.org.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre: NorthBay Spirit of Women: Girls’ Night Out, 7 p.m. Friday; Starbound Theatre’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; High Harmony, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Holy: A Benefit Concert, 6 p.m. Nov. 17; Christmas in My Hometown, 7 p.m. Nov. 24; Seasons of Wonder: “Legend of St. Nicholas,” 7 p.m. Nov. 30; The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West: The Commanders Jazz Ensemble Holiday Concert, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1; “The Nutcracker Suite,” presented by Vacaville Ballet Theatre, 7 p.m.Dec. 7, 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 1 p.m. Dec. 9; 1010 Ulatis Drive. 469-4013, www.vpat.net.

Vallejo Symphony: “Storms and Passion,” 3 p.m. April 17, 2013, Lander Hall, Touro University, Detoro Way, Mare Island, Vallejo. 643-4441, www.vallejosymphony.org.

Winterhawk Winery: Music from 2 to 5 p.m.: Matt Applin, Saturday; Caravan Allstars, Nov. 17; Big Cat Toll Free, Nov. 24; 4357 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. 864-3135, www.winterhawkwinery.com.

OTHER AREAS

Armando’s: Armando’s Birthday Party Fundraiser, 8 p.m. Friday; Houston Jones, 8 p.m. Saturday; The Hopeful Romantics, 3 p.m. Sunday; Blues Jam, 7 p.m. Monday; Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, 8 p.m. Nov. 16; Blues Kitchen, 8 p.m. Nov. 17; Don Burnham & The Bolos, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18; Jazz Jam, 7 p.m. Nov. 19; Rusty Zinn’s Reggae, 8 p.m. Nov. 23; The Quinn Deveaux Trio, 8 p.m. Nov. 24; Blues Jam, 7 p.m. Nov. 26, The Steven Gannon Blues Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 29; The Dimitri Matheny Group, 8 p.m. Nov. 30; Tip of the Top, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; Open mike, 7 p.m. Dec. 3; The Chris Cain Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 6; The Snyder/Bump Organ Quartet, 8 p.m. Dec. 7; Taluna, 8 p.m. Dec. 8; 707 Marina Vista Road, Martinez. www.armandosmartinez.com.

Cache Creek Casino: Hye Eun Yee, 8 p.m. Saturday; Richard Gomez, Rico Puno and Patricia Janier, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 4 p.m. Nov. 18; Elvin Bishop, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23; Sinbad, 8 p.m. Nov. 24; Amy Hanaiali’l, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; House of Floyd, 8 p.m. Dec. 22; all shows are 21 and older; 4455 Highway 16, Brooks. 888-77-CACHE, www.cachecreek.com.

Davies Symphony Hall: Wilson Phillips, 9 p.m. Nov. 17; Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, 8 p.m. Nov. 24; 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts: Joshua Bell and Sam Heywood, 8 p.m. Saturday; Seda Roder, 7 p.m. Nov. 16; Empyrean Ensemble: New Music From the British Isles, 7 p.m. Nov. 17; UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. Nov. 18; UC Davis concert band, 7 p.m. Nov. 20; Jogja Hip Hop Foundation, 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Charles Bradley and the Menehan Street Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; Alexander String Quartet, 7 p.m. Dec. 2; Danu, 8 p.m. Dec. 5; One Shields Ave., Davis. 530-754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org.

Napa Valley Opera House: Napa Valley Film Festival, through Sunday; Kat Simmons, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Ring in the Season: A Benefit for the Salvation Army, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Dorado Schmitt and The Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars, 8 p.m. Thursday; MacHomer, 8 p.m. Nov. 17; Clark Sterling’s Broadway Holiday, 8 p.m. Nov. 24-25; Tuesday Night Flicks, “Xanadu,” 7 p.m. Nov. 27; Punch Brothers, 8 p.m. Nov. 29; Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; TEDx Napa Valley, 11 a.m. Dec. 2; Riders in the Sky, 8 p.m. Dec. 6; Cantus: All is Calm, 8 p.m. Dec. 7: 1030 Main St., Napa. 226-7372, www.nvoh.org.

The Palms: Foghorn Stringband, 8 p.m. Friday; Chris Smither, 7 p.m. Sunday; California Banjo Extravaganza, 8 p.m. Nov. 16; Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, 8 p.m. Nov. 17; Mumbo Gumbo, 8 p.m. Nov. 24; Tom Rigney & Flambeau, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 30; Chris Thomas King, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; 13 Main St., Winters. 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com.

Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra: “Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays.” 8 p.m., Dec. 8, Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento. 916-808-5181 or tickets.com.

Sacred and Profane: A Berkeley chamber chorus performs “A Contemplative Christmas: Holiday Music by the Spiritual Minimalists,” 8 p.m., Dec. 8, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley; 8 p.m., Dec. 15, First Presbyterian Church of Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda; 4 p.m., Dec. 16, St. Francis Luteran Church, 152 Church St., San Francisco, www.sacredprofane.org.

San Francisco Opera: “Lohengrin,” 7 p.m. Friday; “Tosca,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov 18; War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. www.sfopera.com.

San Francisco Symphony: Pink Martini, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29; Chris Botti, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1; “Deck the Halls,” 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 2; Bronfman plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, 8 p.m. Dec. 5-8; Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Silo’s: Napa Valley Film Festival, Monday through Sunday; Will Durst, 8 p.m. Saturday; Soul Train Dance Party, 8 p.m. Nov. 16; Petty Theft, 8 p.m. Nov. 17; Judy Wexler Quartet, 4 p.m. Nov. 18; Sing a Song, 7 p.m. Nov. 23; The 7th Sons, 8 p.m. Nov. 24; Mixed Signals, 8 p.m. Nov. 30; Deluna & Via Como, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; Tori Anna, 8 p.m. Dec. 2; 530 Main St., Napa. 251-5833, www.silosnapa.com.

Sweetwater Music Hall: Chrome Johnson, 9 p.m. Friday; Jimmy Dillon Band, 9 p.m. Saturday; The Big Mix, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Gatorators, 9 p.m. Nov. 16-17; The David Thom Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 20; Petty Theft, 9 p.m. Nov. 23; Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, 9 p.m. Nov. 24; Moonalice, 3 p.m. Nov. 25; 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: Dana Carvey, 8 p.m. Saturday; Toots & the Maytals, 8 p.m. Nov. 18; Boz Scaggs, 8 p.m. Nov. 21; The Mickey Hard Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 29; Glen Campbell, 8 p.m. Nov. 30; Anne Lamott, 8 p.m. Dec. 1; The Elves and the Shoemaker, 1 p.m. Dec. 2; 1350 Third St., Napa. 259-0123, http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

Vladimir in Butterfly Country: A one-act opera, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco. Tickets available at the door. 510-685-5858.

THEATER

“A Masked Ball”: Verismo Opera presents, 8 p.m. Friday and Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 18; Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo. www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006.

“Hip Hop Christmas Carol”: 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Fetterly Playhouse, 3467 Sonoma Blvd., Suite 10, Vallejo. hiphopcarolshow@yahoo.com.

“Of Mice and Men”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Solano College Theatre, 4000 Susiun Valley Road, Fairfield. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/277289.

“Scrooge The Musical”: Bay Area Stage Productions, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 16, Mira Theatre-Bay Terrace, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo. 649-1053.

“What the Butler Saw”: Benicia Old Town Theatre Group, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, BDES Hall, 140 W. J St., Benicia. 746-1269. www.beniciaoldtowntheatregroup.com.

OTHER AREAS

“Acid Test”: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, through Nov. 24, TheaterStage, The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way. 415-282-3055, www.themarsh.org.

“Foodies! The Musical”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Nov. 16, The Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., San Francisco. 800-838-3006, www.foodiesthemusical.com.

“History: The Musical”: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Thursday through Dec. 22, The Un-Scripted Theater Company, 533 Sutter St., San Francisco. 415-322-8738.

“The Kitchen Witches”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 18, Ovation Stage at California Stage, 2509 R St., Sacramento. www.ovationstage.com, 916-448-0312.

“My Way – A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 16-17, 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 18, Main Street Theatre, Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway. www.napavalleytheater.org.

“The Rainmaker”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Dec. 22, Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., San Francisco. www.sheltontheater.org..

“Slugs and Kicks”: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 9, Theatre Rhinoceros at Thick House, 1695 18th St. at Arkansas Street, San Francisco. www.TheRhino.org.

“Speed-the-Plow”: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, through Nov. 17, Actors Theatre of San Francisco, 855 Bush St., San Francisco. www.ActorsTheatreSF.org.

“Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales” featuring Tommy Tune: 5 p.m. Sunday, Venetian Room, The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., San Francisco. 415-392-4400, www.bayareacabaret.org.

“Thanks for Playing . . . The Game Show Show”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. 408-404-7711, www.TheRetroDome.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, 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 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: “The Art and Poetry of Domestic Violence Survivors,” through Dec. 10; 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 Railroad Museum: “Whittle Stop: A Cast of Caricatures on a Wild West Train,” through September 2013; “Ticket to Ride: 150 Years of Passenger Comfort & Style,” through March 2013; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 111 I St., Old Town Sacramento. 916-445-6645, www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org.

Chabot Space & Science Center: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 510-336-7300, www.chabotspace.org.

Charles M. Schulz Museum: “Name Dropping,” through Dec. 9; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 579-4452, www.schulzmuseum.org.

De Young Museum: “Rudolf Nureyev: A Life In Dance,” through Nov. 23; 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, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 415-750-3600, www.deyoung.famsf.org.

Exploratorium: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 3601 Lyon St., San Francisco. 415-EXP-LORE, www.exploratorium.edu.

Lawrence Hall of Science: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Centennial Drive below Grizzly Peak Road, UC Berkeley. 510-642-5132, www.lhs.berkeley.edu.

Legion of Honor: “Royal Treasures from the Louvre,” Nov. 17 through March 13, 2013; 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.

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: “The Allure of Mare Island,” through Nov. 30; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesday, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 944-0500,www.napavalleymuseum.org.

Petaluma Historical Museum: “Korea – The Forgotten War,” through Dec. 16; 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, 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 7th 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. 648-9257, www.chrissclub.com.

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. 421-8484, www.favelasfusion.com.

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, 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. 745-3385, www.parks.ca.gov.

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; Tree Lighting Ceremony; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24; Meet Santa at Jelly Belly, Nov. 29 through Dec. 24; One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield. 428-2838, www.jellybelly.com.

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. 434-8222, www.sepayoliveoil.com.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Holiday in the Park, Nov. 23 through Jan. 6, 2013, 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. 644-4000, 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: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. 916-808-7462, www.fairytaletown.org.

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

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

Winchester Mystery House: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. 408-247-2000, www.winchestermysteryhouse.com.

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