The Eat My Heart Out Supper Club was born five years ago in New York City, when Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez first met chef Luke Davin. Ashton-Gonzalez produced live storytelling shows similar to the Moth organization and This American Life, and he and Davin dreamed of a dinner that acted as an edible complement to stories shared live onstage. The event immediately took off, and soon Ashton-Gonzalez was touring the country. This week, the Eat My Heart Out Supper Club debuts in the North Bay, pairing stories by Glen David Gold, Richard Dillman, Maria Muldaur and others with a five-course dinner prepared by chefs Eve Love and David Cook. Benefiting KWMR, West Marin’s community radio, Eat My Heart Out Supper Club takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Peace Barn, 70 Olema Bolinas Road, Bolinas. 7pm. $200. 415.663.8068.
A staple of Santa Rosa art and music culture for the last 23 years, Izzy’s Tattoos and Blues Festival once again brings together ink masters and music makers for three days of skin and sounds. Among the highlights at the festival are dozens of artists, bands like Snake Alley and even fire dancers. Choosing the ever-popular pirate theme for this year, dressing up (or down) in costume could win prizes—or at least get some looks on the street, which is cool, too. The Tattoos and Blues Festival runs Feb. 28 to March 2, at the Flamingo Resort and Spa. 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Doors open Friday at noon. $20—$35. 707.545.8530.