Cinema in Sacramento

Crest Theatre

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.
Live Music in Sacramento


Quality jazz, R&B and the occasional salsa or indie act in a classy joint. Just beware of the potent martinis.
Concert Venue in Davis

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Major theater, music, dance and other performances take place at this state-of-the-art venue on the UCD campus.
Film in Davis

Varsity Theatre

Davis' beloved art house movie theater has discerning programming and occasional Q&As with filmmakers.
Performing Arts in Sacramento

California Musical Theatre

This top-notch company holds court at the Community Center Theater and the Wells Fargo Pavilion in town.
Performing Arts in Davis

Palms Playhouse

For rhythm ‘n’ blues, folk and good cover bands, go up the road to Winters.
Baseball in Sacramento

Sacramento River Cats

Sacramento's minor-league baseball team plays across the river at Raley Field, with views of the art-deco Tower Bridge.
Performing Arts in Chico

1078 Gallery

Chico's contemporary gallery exhibits artworks, and hosts boundary-pushing literary readings, music and theater.
Cinema in Chico

Pageant Theatre

Screens international and alternative films. Monday is 'cheap skate night,' with all seats just $4.
Live Music in Sacramento

Old Ironsides

The tiny back room of this cool dive hosts some of the best indie bands that come through town.