For fans of the Bakersfield Sound, this is the first stop – just look for the huge neon homage to Buck’s famous red, white and blue guitar. Part museum, honky-tonk and steakhouse (dinner from 5pm, brunch 9:30am to 2…
A classic old movie house that’s been restored to its 1949 splendor. Hosts indie and foreign films and the annual Trash Film Orgy (trashfilmorgy.com) on Saturdays in July and August.
A 1930s ‘talkie’ movie palace, the Fox has a stunning East Indian temple–themed interior and occasionally hosts film screenings, live music concerts, stand-up comedy and special events.
Quality jazz, R&B and the occasional salsa or indie act in a classy joint. Just beware of the potent martinis.
Major theater, music, dance and other performances take place at this state-of-the-art venue on the UCD campus.
Davis' beloved art house movie theater has discerning programming and occasional Q&As with filmmakers.
This top-notch company holds court at the Community Center Theater and the Wells Fargo Pavilion in town.
For rhythm ‘n’ blues, folk and good cover bands, go up the road to Winters.
Housing a small theater, recording studios and displays on local legends, this space celebrates past icons and fosters new talent. Check the schedule for local up-and-comers, who take the state-of-the-art stage and …
The legendary Trout’s, north of town, is the only remaining honky-tonk in these parts, hobbling along after half a century as a testament to hell-raisin’ days past. Hundreds of old guitars hang from the ceiling of t…