Saturday, August 13, 2011

Week-End Events and Entertainment

Sacramento Area
THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM FOR HISTORY, WOMEN AND THE ARTS -- California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, highlights of California history and the people who made it. "Riding Concrete: Skateboarding In California," through March 25. 1020 O St., Sacramento; tickets: $5-$7.50. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Visit

ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," in 3-D; "Cars 2"; and "Super 8," ongoing. Esquire IMAX Theatre, 1211 K St., Sacramento. (916) 443-IMAX or visit

CALIFORNIA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM -- California Automobile Museum, presents "Going Green: It's Cool for the Planet" (ongoing). 2200 Front St., Sacramento; tickets: $4-$8. Visit

LAUGHS UNLIMITED -- Don Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show, 8 and 10:30 tonight; tickets: $23. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets: $28. 7 p.m. Sunday; tickets: $18. Best of Open Mic Showcase, 8 p.m. Tuesday; tickets: $8. Karaoke with Jeff and Dawn, 7 p.m. Wednesday; tickets: $3. Tim Jones, featuring Sharon Lacey, 8 p.m. Thursday; tickets: $13. Laughs Unlimited, 207 Front St., Sacramento. (916) 446-5905 or visit

'ANNIE GET YOUR GUN' AND 'I DO! I DO!' -- Sacramento Music Circus presents "Annie Get Your Gun," 8 tonight, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday (ends Sunday). "I Do! I Do!" 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and 8 p.m. Thursday, through Aug. 21, at 15th and H streets, Sacramento; tickets: $42-$69. (916) 557-1999 or
Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"- Last show Sunday Aug 14 6:30 pm at Carvalho's Winery, Clarksburg (916) 744-1625

'DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN' -- "Defending the Caveman," a comedy by Rob Becker, featuring Paul Perroni, through Sunday. Vince Valentine, Wednesday-Sept. 11, Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1510 J St., Sacramento; tickets: (916) 557-1999 or visit

LOSO BAND -- Thai rock guitarist Sek Loso, 8 p.m. Sunday, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 State Highway 16, Brooks; tickets: $35-$55. (800) 225-2277 or visit

DAVID NAIL -- David Nail, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd., Davis; tickets: $22.

ROGER SMITH -- Jazz pianist Roger Smith, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, museum courtyard, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento; tickets: $6 for members, $12 nonmembers. (916) 808-7000 or visit

OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION -- California State Old Time Fiddlers Association Distict No. 5 presents an open jam session, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Grange Hall, 5807 Walnut Ave., Orangevale; tickets: $1. (530) 676-0836 or

PENCE GALLERY -- "A Tribute to Roy de Forest: Marking the Territory," through Sunday. "Melissa Wood: Flora, Fauna and Other Companions," mixed-media paintings and sculptures, through Sunday. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 212 D St., Davis. (530) 758-3370 or visit

CROCKER ART MUSEUM -- "Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism," through Sept. 18. "Transcending Vision: American Impressionism, 1870-1940," through Sept. 15. Permanent collection includes California art, Old Master drawings, European paintings, international ceramics, Asian art and contemporary American art. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Every third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday." Admission is $5-$10. (916) 808-7000 or visit

Wine Country
SONOMA TRAINTOWN -- Sonoma Traintown Railroad, miniature railroad and 10 acres of landscaped park, Ferris wheel, Iron Horse carousel, snack bar, petting zoo, intersection of Napa Road and Broadway, Sonoma. Summer hours (through Labor Day): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 938-3912 or visit

NAPA TOWN & COUNTRY FAIR -- Napa Town & Country Fair, themed "Homespun Fun!" headline entertainment, carnival midway, food and craft vendors, Ronnie Milsap, 8 tonight; The Platters, 5 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; Day of Familia, 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday; Destruction Derby, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Noon-10 p.m. daily; tickets: $10-$13.

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO -- Hot Club of San Francisco, 2 p.m. Sunday, Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa; tickets: $12-$15. 226-7372 or visit

GARAGE BAND 101 -- Garage Band 101: The History of Rock & Roll, featuring Napa School of Music students performing six decades of rock 'n' roll music, 7 p.m. Saturday, Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa; tickets: $15-$20. 226-7372 or visit

JUST STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Just Strings Music Festival, featuring David Grisman Quintet, Charles Neville, Youssoupha Sidibe and The Mystic Rhythms, Tim Williams, Los Pistoleros, Hoffman Ranch picnic grounds (across from Geyser Peak Winery), noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Geyserville; tickets: $60. Visit

SONOMA COUNTY MUSEUM -- "Pat Lenz: Nobody's Poodle," through Sept. 11. "Gertrud Parker: Artist and Collector," through Sept. 11, at 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. Visit

'ANONYMOUS' -- "Anonymous," 19th- and 20th-century photographs and quilts by unknown artists from the collection of Robert Flynn Johnson, through Sept. 15, Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Monday. 762-5600 or visit

MUMM NAPA -- Mumm Napa Gallery presents "Signs of Life," a portfolio of cameraless, computer-free photographs by Robert Buelteman, through Nov. 13, Mumm Napa, 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. 967-7700 or

Bay Area
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES -- California Academy of Sciences, home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. (415) 379-8000 or visit

BAY AREA DISCOVERY MUSEUM -- Bay Area Discovery Museum, one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor facility at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Admission: Free to members or $8-$10. (415) 339-3900 or

SCENE ON THE STRAIT -- Scene on the Strait, art show and festival benefiting the environment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Martinez Regional Shoreline, Martinez. Admission and parking free. (510) 787-9772 or

'BEACH BLANKET BABYLON' -- "Beach Blanket Babylon," at Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd., San Francisco. Performances times are 6:30 tonight, 6 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; tickets: $25-$80. Ongoing. Call (415) 421-4222 or

WEST EDGE OPERA -- Berkeley West Edge Opera presents world premiere of "Caliban Dreams," featuring tenor John Duykers, 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday, Person Theater, Sonoma State University, East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park (south entrance); tickets: $15-$69. Visit

LILY CAI DANCE COMPANY -- Lily Cai Dance Company presents the world premiere of "Shifting" and "What Is Missing?" 8 p.m. Saturday, Nouvellus Theater, Yerba Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., San Francisco; tickets: $25-$40. Visit

LEGION OF HONOR -- "Dutch and Flemish Masterworks," through Oct. 2. Significant Old Masters collection, Rodin sculpture hall, decorative objects, modern art. Lincoln Park, 34th and Clement, San Francisco. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; admission $11-$15. Visit

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM -- "Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories," through Sept. 16. "Being Jewish: A Bay Area Portrait," ongoing. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except Wednesday) and 1-8 p.m. Thursday. (415) 655-7800 or visit

DE YOUNG -- "Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris," through Oct. 9 (a separate, ticketed event). "Yua, Spirit of the Arctic: Eskimo and Inuit Art from the Collection of Thomas G. Fowler," ongoing. De Young, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, vast collections of Oceania, Asian and African art, European Old Masters, American and European modern art. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, to 8:45 p.m. Fridays. Regular admission: $11-$15. Call (415) 863-3330 or visit

SFMOMA -- "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde," through Sept. 6. David Claerbout: Architecture of Narrative," through Sept. 6. "Paul Klee at SFMOMA," ongoing. "Bill Fontana: Sonic Shadows," through Oct. 16. "The More Things Change," through Oct. 16, at 151 Third St., San Francisco. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Sundays, to 9 p.m. Thursdays; closed Wednesdays. Regular admission: $6-$10; children under 12 free. (415) 357-4000 or visit

MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND FOLK ART -- "Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now," through Oct. 22, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $4-$5. (415) 227-4888 or visit

ASIAN ART MUSEUM -- "Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance," through Sept. 11. "In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection," ongoing. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Closed Monday. Admission: $5-$12. Call (415) 581-3500 or visit

MoAD -- Museum of the African Diaspora, exploring the universal connection of humankind to Africa, 685 Mission St., San Francisco. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. (415) 318-7152 or visit

JOHN ASCUAGA'S NUGGET -- Luis Bravo's "Forever Tango," Thursday-Aug. 21 and Aug. 25-28. Sparks, Nev. (800) 648-1177 or visit

MONTBLEU RESORT CASINO & SPA -- Comedians of "Chelsea Lately," Saturday. Lotus, with Big Gigantic, Wednesday. South Lake Tahoe. (888) 829-7630 or visit

SILVER LEGACY -- Ultimate Doo Wop Show, featuring, The Flamingos, The Safaris, The Olympics and others, tonight. Dick Fox's Golden Boys: Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Saturday. Grande Exhibition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno. Visit

HARVEY'S LAKE TAHOE -- Big Four: Andy Hul, Dickey Cheung, Edmond Leung and William So, Saturday. Improv: Steve White and Tracy MacDonald, tonight-Sunday. Greg Travis and Scott Kennedy, Wednesday-Aug. 21. South Lake Tahoe. (800) 553-1022 or visit

HARRAH'S RENO -- Sammy: Celebrate the Legacy, featuring David Hayes, through Sept. 23. Sammy's Showroom, Reno. (800) 427-7247 or visit

GRAND SIERRA RESORT AND CASINO -- The Calm -- Apprentice and Cody Rea, Thursday. Downtown Reno. (800) 648-3568 or

HARRAH'S SOUTH SHORE -- Keb' Mo, Saturday. South Shore, Lake Tahoe. (800) 427-7247.

ELDORADO -- "Hairspray," opens Tuesday, through Nov. 13. Downtown Reno. (800)

CIRCUS CIRCUS -- Imperial Acrobats of China; JR Johns and his highly trained dogs, indefinitely; and Bounce, indefinitely. Reno. (800) 648-5010 or visit


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