RIO VISTA MUSEUM -- Rio Vista Museum, dedicated to the preservation of arts and artifacts of Rio Vista, 16 N. Front St., Rio Vista. Gallery hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours upon request. 374-5169.



MUSEUM -- The Western Railway Museum, working authentically restored historic rail cars, 5848 State Highway 12, Rio Vista. Regular hours are 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Trains run every 90 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. Hop aboard and take a 10-mile ride on the authentically restored historic railcars. Visitors can also view electric railroad exhibits, tour the car house and have a picnic lunch. Cost: $7-$10. Call 374-2978 or
THE ORIGINAL PEPPERBELLYS -- Ray Lipowski, 8 tonight, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday. The Original Pepper Belly's Comedy Club & Variety Theater, 849 Texas St., Fairfield; tickets: $15. 422-7469 or visit


THE PALMS -- Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours, 8 tonight; tickets $25. The Real Sippin Whiskeys, with The Bottom Dwellers, 8:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets: $10. The Palms,13 Main St., Winters. (530) 795-1825 or

BLUES JAM IN VALLEJO -- Bay Area Blues Society presents a free blues jam, 7-11 p.m. Mondays, Chris' Club, 656 Benicia Road, Vallejo. 647-3962.


VACAVILLE ART LEAGUE & GALLERY -- Vacaville Art League & Gallery, 718 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, Noon-7 p.m. Friday. Closed Sunday and

A STROKE OF MAGIC -- "Progressive Connections," 4-7 p.m. Sunday, A Stroke of Magic, 520 Main St., Vacaville. Call 455-8000 or visit

LAWLER GALLERY -- Lawler House Gallery, 718 Main St., Suisun City. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. For more information, visit

'THE FOREIGNER' -- Solano Repertory Theatre presents "The Foreigner," through Nov. 20, Suisun Harbor Theatre, 720 Main St., Suisun City; tickets: tickets: $13-$20. Visit

'AVENUE Q' THE MUSICAL -- The Missouri Street Theater presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Avenue Q," a comedy about life in New York City, through Sunday, Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St., Fairfield; tickets: $15-$20. Call 422-1598 or 428-7469.

'THE LION IN WINTER' -- Bay Area Stage Productions presents "The Lion in Winter," 8 tonight through Nov. 20, The Fetterly Playhouse, 3467 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo; tickets: $12-$15. Visit or call 649-1053.

'THE VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE' -- Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents "The Voice of the Prairie," through Nov. 12, B.D.E.S Hall, 140 West J St., Benicia; tickets: $18-$20. Visit

VACAVILLE MUSEUM -- Artifacts from archeological excavations in Vacaville will fill the Vacaville Museum through Feb. 26. The new exhibit, "Little Bits, Big Picture," opens today for museum members, 213 Buck Ave. Regular museum hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students. Visit

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

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 -- Paul Ogata, with Mike Betancourt, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday; tickets: $20. Laughs Unlimited, 207 Front St., Sacramento. (916) 446-5905 or

ROBERTA FLACK -- Roberta Flack, 8 p.m. Saturday, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 State Highway 16, Brooks; tickets: $65-$89. Visit or call (800) 225-2277.

ALEXANDRA BOUNXOUEI -- Alexandra Bounxouei, 6 p.m. Sunday, Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 State Highway 16, Brooks; tickets: $20. Visit

ZEPHYRUS DUO -- Zephyrus Duo, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento; tickets: $6-$12. Visit

LEON 'KID CHOCOLATE' BROWN -- Leon 'Kid Chocolate Brown,' 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave., Clarksburg; tickets: $35-$85. Visit

JENNIFER JOHNSON -- Mezzo-soprano Jennifer johnson, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, One Shields Ave., Davis; tickets: $35. Visit or call (866) 754-2787.

HOT 8 BRASS BAND -- Hot 8 Brass Band, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Nov. 11, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, One Shields Ave., Davis; tickets: $37. Visit or call (866) 754-2787.

CROCKER ART MUSEUM -- "Clayton Bailey's World of Wonders," more than 180 sculptures, vessels and related ephemera representing more than five decades of genuine marvels, through Jan. 15. 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. Visit

PENCE GALLERY -- Shirley Hazlett, "Luminance," through Sunday. "Day of the Dead," artwork that evokes the importance of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), through Nov. 20. Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 212 D St., Davis. Visit

GALLERY 1855 -- An exhibition of architectural abstracts by artists Michael Radin and Joseph Finkelman, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday through November, Galley 1855, Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis.

THE ARTERY -- "Comfort and Joy: A Celebration of Fiber Art," through Nov. 29, 207 G. St., Davis. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit

'BINGO' -- California Musical Theatre presents 'Bingo,' through Jan. 8, Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1510 J St., Vacaville; tickets: $33-$43. Visit

'SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS' -- Sacramento Theatre Company presents "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," Wednesday through Dec. 18, Wells Fargo Pavilion, H & 15th streets, Sacramento; tickets: $31. Call (916) 443-6722 0r (888) 478-2849.

'BYE BYE BIRDIE' -- The Davis Musical Theatre Company presents "Bye Bye Birdie," 8:15 tonight through Nov. 27, DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis; tickets: $14-$18. 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. 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. Visit

NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM -- Napa Valley Museum presents "Dia de los Muertos," a community-created bilingual exhibition that explores the sacred and modern celebrations of this traditional Meso-American holiday dedicated to ancestors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Nov. 20, Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Call 944-0500 or visit

CHELY WRIGHT -- Chely Wright, 8 p.m. Thursday, Uptown Theatre, 1350 3rd St., Napa; tickets: $35. or or call 259-0123.

ANDREW NORELLI -- Andrew Norelli, with Maggie Newcomb, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa: tickets: $18. Visit or call 226-7372.

'A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE' -- Napa Valley Conservatory Theater presents "A Streetcar Named Desire," 8 tonight through Nov. 19, Studio Theater, Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa. Visit or call 256-7500.

Bay Area
'TOTEM' -- Cirque du Soleil presents "Totem," through Dec. 18, under the Grand Chapiteau at AT&T Park, Fourth Street, San Francisco ; tickets: $38-$360. Visit

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 (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas). (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

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY -- Alan Gilbert leads violinist Renaud Capucon in performances of Dutilleux's Violin Concerto, 8 tonight and 8 p.m. Saturday. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.; tickets: $15-$145. Call (415) 864-6000 or the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office.

XUEFEI YANG -- San Francisco performances presents world-acclaimed classical guitarist Xuefei Yang, 8 p.m. Saturday, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; tickets: $30-$45. Call (415) 392-2545 or


'HAIR' -- "Hair," through Nov. 20, Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., San Francisco; tickets: $90-$431. Visit

'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

'RITA MORENO: LIFE WITHOUT MAKEUP' -- Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents "Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup," through Nov. 12, Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley; tickets: start at $29. Call (510) 647-2949 or

'HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE' -- Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents "How to Write a New Book for the Bible," through Nov. 20, Thrust Stage, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley; tickets: start at $29. Call (510) 647-2949 or visit

'CARMEN' -- "Carmen," 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 4, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. at Grove Street, San Francisco; tickets: $21-$389. (415) 864-3330.

'DON GIOVANNI' -- "Don Giovanni," 2 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. at Grove Street, San Francisco; tickets: $21-$389. (415) 864-3330.

'XERXES' -- "Xerxes," 7:30 tonight and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 19, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. at Grove Street, San Francisco; tickets: $21-$389. (415) 864-3330.

LEGION OF HONOR -- "Pissaro's People," through Jan. 22, 2012. "The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy," through Dec. 31. 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. (415) 750-3600 or visit

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM -- "Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica," through Oct. 16, 2012. "Houdini: Art and Magic," through Jan. 16. 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 -- "Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power," through Feb. 12, 2012. "The Art of Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection," through June 10, 2012. "Surface Tension: Contemporary Prints for the Anderson Collection," through Jan. 15, 2012. 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 -- "Richard Sera Drawing: A Retrospective," through Jan. 16, 2012. "Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams," through Feb. 20, 2012. "The Air That We Breathe," through Feb. 20, 2012. The photographs of Francesca Woodman, through Feb. 20, 2012. "Jim Campbell: Exploded Views," through Sept. 25, 2012. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 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

MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND FOLK ART -- 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 -- "Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts," through April 8, 2012. 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 -- "Collected: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation," through March 4, 2012, 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

MONTBLEU RESORT CASINO & SPA -- Labor Day Fireworks Beach Party, Sunday. "Thirty Seconds to Mars," presented by H-P, Sunday. South Lake Tahoe. (888) 829-7630 or visit

SILVER LEGACY -- Kenny Rogers, tonight. Engelbert Humperdinck, Sunday. Grande Exhibition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, Reno. Visit

HARVEY'S LAKE TAHOE -- Improv: Rocky LaPorte, Ron Morey, tonight-Sunday. Dat Phan and Quinn Dahle, Wednesday-Sept. 11. 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 -- ASAP Sessionistas, with "Diamond Soul Siren" Nina, "Queen of Acoustics" Juris, "Knight of R&B" Duncan Ramos, Richard Poon, Sitti Navarro, "Asian Acoustic Sensation" Aiza Sequerra and the "Acoustic Princess" Princess Velasco, Sunday. Pretty Light, w/Ana Sia and Love and Light, Tuesday. Downtown Reno. (800) 648-3568 or

HARRAH'S SOUTH SHORE -- Nathan Owens Motown After Dark, tonight-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


JOHN ASCUAGA'S NUGGET -- Sparks, Nev. (800) 648-1177 or visit

VACAVILLE ART LEAGUE & GALLERY -- Vacaville Art League & Gallery, 718 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Noon-7 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Closed