By the 1970s, artist and poet Sutter Marin was well-known in San Francisco’s Beat scene, cofounding the San Francisco Creative Art Center and collaborating with famed poet ruth weiss (who spells her name in lowercase). Before he died in 1985, Marin’s artistic output flourished with abstract paintings that were equally fantastical and exuberant. This week, Marin’s later works are collected for an exhibit, ‘The Beat Went On,’ shown alongside selections from other artists of his time. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 22, and ruth weiss appears for a poetry reading accompanied by a jazz duo on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Calabi Gallery, 456 10th St., Santa Rosa. Reception, 4pm; reading, 2pm. RSVP requested. 707.781.7070.
From the sunny shores of Florida comes Jacuzzi Boys, an exciting psychedelic surf-rock band. Later this month, the lean and mean band release their latest album, Ping Pong, on Oct. 28. Before they do, the boys come to the North Bay, courtesy punk promoter Shock City, USA, to perform as part of a massive U.S. tour. Joining the Jacuzzi Boys is Oakland band Meat Market, who range from melodic rock instrumentals to hyperactive punk-pop. Also on the bill are local rockers Street Slime, featuring members of Sonoma County’s Creep Beat. The Jacuzzi Boys warm up the crowd on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Atlas Coffee Company, 300 South A St., Ste. 4, Santa Rosa. 7pm. $10. 707.526.1085.
The winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for U.S. Documentary, Alive Inside is an inspiring and revelatory look at those working in the healthcare system who eschew the normal bureaucracy and help their patients through music therapy. The film focuses on Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, and follows those who have benefitted from music’s healing power. Hosted by local music makers Sonoma Bach, the film helps raise funds for the choral group with a wine reception and screening on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa. 6:15pm. $20–$25. 707.528.4222.
Guitarist and songwriter TrevorHall has had an interesting journey. Born and raised in South Carolina, he learned the traditions of blues as a child. Then, he moved to Los Angeles and studied classical guitar. There he discovered yoga and Eastern spiritualism, all of which informs his output of acoustic rock, reggae and soul music. This week, the young star hits up the North Bay with a show as part of the Mill Valley Film Festival on Thursday, Oct., 13, at Sweetwater Music Hall, (19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, 8pm. $25–$30. 415.388.1100) and appears for an anniversary party on Friday, Oct. 14, at Ca’ Momi Osteria, (1141 First St., Napa. 10pm. Free. 707.224.6664).
Born in Australia as Ry Cumming, songwriter and vocalist Ry X mixes surf culture sounds and postmodern pop structures on his 2016 album, “Dawn.” Now living in Los Angeles, Ry X first caught the collective consciousness with his band The Acid in 2014 and has already tracked well in France, Germany and the U.K. Now on a world tour in support of “Dawn,” Ry X performs an intimate show in the historic Redwood Barn located among the vines at Gun Bun winery, where hot indie stars regularly commune. Ry X plays on Friday, Oct. 14, at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. 8pm. $28. 707.938.5277.
The stunning black-and-white photographs from Wayne Levin look like they’re from another world, and in a way, they are. Since the 1970s, Levin has documented underwater scenes with grace and illuminating skill. Levin’s latest collection of images is on display in his new solo exhibit, “Through a Liquid Mirror,” which both celebrates the ocean worlds surrounding his adopted home of Hawaii and also warns against humanity’s increasingly disruptive influence on life below the waves. The show offers an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Mumm Napa Winery, 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. 6:30pm. Free, RSVP required. 800.686.6272.
Sonoma County artist Potenza has a big heart. Inspired by an act of charity 24 years ago, she endeavored to create ‘The Hearts of the World,’ a massive art project that has finally come to completion and includes over 200 paintings, one for every nation on Earth. Each piece commemorates its adopted nation through that country’s colors, flag design or other recognizable symbol, designed to bring people together through a message of love. Potenza exhibits many of these works of art and shares the inspiring stories behind them with a reception on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Journey Center, 1601 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 5pm. Free admission. 707.578.2121.
Formed in the Bay Area in 1996, female vocal ensemble Solstice have spent two decades performing a dynamic repertoire of passionate music. The six-women-strong group of singers regularly commissions and arranges classic works by everyone from Björk to Paul Simon, and composes original tunes, all of which can be found on their four original albums. This week, Solstice celebrate 20 years of transformative harmonies and award-winning music with a concert that features new works by musical compatriots Cortlandt Bender and Jim Hale, and a post-concert reception on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Guerneville Community Church, 14520 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. 8pm. $15–$25. solsticesings.com.
Before jazz, before Dixieland, there was ragtime. This weekend, the Wine Country Ragtime Festival highlights many of today’s premier ragtime musicians with several events. The lineup includes nationally known ragtime master and musical director John Partridge, pianist and harpist Deborah Knapp, Russian-born and classically trained musician Larisa Migachyov and festival favorite the Flying Eagles Jazz Band. The all-star show happens on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 6pm at the First Congregational Church (252 W. Spain St., Sonoma; $20) and Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church (1333 Third St., Napa; $10). winecountryragtimefestival.com.
The delicatessen was born from Jewish immigrants in New York City, and today is known coast to coast as the lunchtime go-to spot we all depend on to get us through the work day. The delicious documentary ‘Deli Man’ profiles deli workers and examines the communal culture that comes from the eateries. This week, Cameo Cinema screens the film as part of its CinemaBites series, paring the visuals to food by the Restaurant at Meadowood’s chef Christopher Kostow and wine and beer. Special guest Evan Bloom, from Wise Sons Delicatessen in San Francisco, is also on hand Monday, Oct. 10, at Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St.,
St Helena. 5pm. $45. cameocinema.com.