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.
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.
Sacramento's minor-league baseball team plays across the river at Raley Field, with views of the art-deco Tower Bridge.
Chico's contemporary gallery exhibits artworks, and hosts boundary-pushing literary readings, music and theater.
Screens international and alternative films. Monday is 'cheap skate night,' with all seats just $4.
The tiny back room of this cool dive hosts some of the best indie bands that come through town.