Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Aug. 28: Meklit Hadero at the Mystic Theatre

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Apparently, this Yale graduate can equally master both political science and positively seductive jazz. Lauded for her artful dabbling in traditional folk and East African sounds, the Ethiopian-born Meklit Hadero can sit pretty with a Billie Holiday–esque flower in her hair, open her mouth and melt the crowd. Now based in San Francisco, Hadero travels north to play on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Mystic Theatre. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $16. 8pm. 707.765.2121.
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Aug. 27-28: Bodega Seafood, Wine and Art Festival

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

With dozens of local restaurant vendors, boutique artisan crafts and three stages, the Bodega Seafood, Wine and Art Festival is perfect for the whole family. To accompany upbeat performances from over a dozen artists—including Volker Strifler, the California Honey Drops and Pride and Joy—here’s hoping Bodega obliges attendees with some rare but beautiful costal sunshine on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27–28. 16855 Bodega Hwy., Bodega. 10am. $15. 707.824.8717.
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Aug. 27: Taste of Petaluma in Downtown Petaluma

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Can someone become an official patron of the arts, a food connoisseur and a wine junkie all in the same day? Taste of Petaluma offers the possibility, with samples from over 40 of the town’s finest chefs and wineries. The whole event raises funds for the Cinnabar Theatre, a signature staple in Sonoma County arts. Wine and dine for a good cause on Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at either Putnam Plaza (129 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma) or Haus Fortuna (111 Second St., Petaluma). 10:30am. $35. 707.763.8920.
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Aug. 26: New Boyz at the Phoenix Theater

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Remember that genius video-song-dance phenomenon that both captivated and confused millions of YouTube viewers back in 2009? The New Boyz, the hip-hop group behind the viral hit “You’re a Jerk,” apparently aren’t a one-hit wonder. With new songs featuring the likes of Chris Brown and Big Sean, they’re back on the scene and ready for a new dance at Petaluma’s Phoenix Theatre on Friday, Aug. 26. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. $25. 8pm. 707.762.3565.
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Aug. 25: Penn Jillette at Book Passage

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Are you an atheist who doesn’t know it? According to Penn Jillette, the chances are pretty likely. Building on his magic career with Penn & Teller and his subversive Showtime series Bullshit, Jillette now takes a literary jab at the premise of a man upstairs with his new book, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales. Be part of the congregation on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. Free. 415.927.0960.
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Aug. 25: Mike Twohy at River Reader

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:55 AM

“I just remember being delighted that the rejection letters addressed me as Mr. Twohy,” Mike Twohy once said in an interview. Now, however, the cartoonist has a lot more to be delighted about, having been published in the Saturday Review, TV Guide, Audubon, Esquire and ultimately inking a regular panel in the New Yorker. Hear him read from his latest children’s book on Thursday, Aug. 25, at River Reader. 16355 Main St., Guerneville. 3:30pm. 707.869.2240.
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Aug. 24-30: Across the Bridge

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM

John Doe

Formidable X bassist and all-around badass plays free in-store for new album, “Keeper.” Aug 26 at Amoeba SF.Sade

The quiet storm reigns with Nigerian songstress’ new album, “Soldier of Love.” Aug 26-27 at Oracle Arena.Roy Ayers

Everybody loves the sunshine, especially coming from this jazz legend’s vibes. Aug 27-28 at Yoshi’s SF.Butthole Surfers

Despite no new material, Texas’ strangest serve up guaranteed spectacle. Aug 30 at Regency Ballroom.Young Jeezy

Hustlin’ rapper from the Dirty South spins white-powder tales with opener Freddie Gibbs. Aug 31 at the Mezzanine.More San Francisco events by subscribing to the email letter


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Aug. 26: Joan Rivers at the Uptown Theatre

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Famous for her insult standup comedy, fashion critique, acting roles and bountiful cosmetic surgeries, Joan Rivers certainly isn’t afraid of offending anyone. When she isn’t bashing on Betty White and making married couples uncomfortable, she’s actually fairly charming. Come hear and fear the glamorous little lady with the New York accent on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. $60–$75. 8pm. 707.259.0123.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 20-21: Wings Over Wine Country at Pacific Air Coast Museum

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM


It’s that time of year again—Sonoma County takes flight with Wings Over Wine Country, the annual air show hosted by the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Kids and adults alike become captivated at this local tradition of loop-de-loops and fancy dives. A genuine USAF U-2 takes to the sky, with other aircraft piloted by Patty Wagstaff, Kirby Chambliss and “Team Rocket.” Believe your eyes Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20–21, at the Sonoma County Airport. 2200 Airport Blvd., Santa Rosa. $5–$20. 9am–4pm. 707.566.8380.

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August 20: Northern California Bicycle Expo. at Santa Rosa City Hall

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 10:50 AM


Bike power! Bikes for sale, new bike trails, a guided ride and even bike-themed earrings can be found at the second annual Northern California Bicycle Expo. Add in food, brew, live music and fun kids’ activities, and you have it all. Show up at 8:30am to mingle on the guided 10-mile ride, or come later for the rest of the activities. Five bands play, the Whiskeydrome is in effect, the Imaginists perform and more. Bike over to Santa Rosa City Hall, Saturday, Aug. 20. Free. Ride, 8:30–10am; Expo, 10am–4pm. 707.545.0153.

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