Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March 5: Barbara Dana at Copperfield's Books

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Lock up your daughters—Emily Dickinson is alive! Well, no, not really. She is still dead. But Barbara Dana, author of A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson, is doing her best to resurrect the famed poet. Dana is an expert on all things Dickinson, and brings the pride of Amherst, Mass. back to life by dressing up as the famous poet and sharing the knowledge and insight she’s acquired over the years of writing about and portraying Dickinson on stage. Come and meet Emily/Barbara on Tuesday, March 5, at Copperfield’s Books. 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 7pm. 707.762.0563.

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March 5: 'The Wrecking Crew' at the Napa Valley Opera House

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Denny Tedesco, director of ‘The Wrecking Crew,’ provides a behind-the-scenes look at the uncredited Los Angeles studio musicians responsible for playing on hundreds of hit songs by the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, the Monkees and many more. Led by drummer Hal Blaine and featuring pioneering female bassist Carol Kaye, the group is truly the Funk Brothers of Los Angeles; this is their Standing in the Shadows of Motown. See the film on Tuesday, March 5, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 7pm. $10. 707.266.7372.

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March 2: Bone Thugs n Harmony at the Phoneix Theater

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Krayzie Bone and Bizzy Bone are back to represent, respect and recognize as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Together for longer than most marriages last, the group is celebrating their 20-year anniversary reunion with a show this week at the Phoenix—and a new record set to be released in May. With songs featured in soundtracks for famous movies like Batman and Robin and blaring out of every single car on the cruise in 1993—“Crossroads,” anyone?—the group plays on Saturday, March 2, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $35—$100. 707.762.3665.

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March 3: Lois Flood at the Occidental Center for the Arts

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Famous for stepping outside of traditional ballet technique and focusing on natural movement, Isadora Duncan mixed her love of freedom and ancient Greece to create a unique style of her own—until she met her tragic death in 1927, after her scarf got caught in the wheel of her Amilcar and broke her neck. Eight decades later, dancer Lois Flood steps in and brings her moves to life in celebration of Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 3,, at the Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 4pm. $10. 707.874.9392.

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March 5: The Expendables at the Mystic Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Ready for summer to begin? Since 1997, the Expendables have offered a pleasant, sunny blend of reggae, ska and surf rock, from the Warped Tour stage to headlining venues coast to coast. Their album titles give a hint into their aesthetic—Prove It, Open Container and Getting Filthy—and perhaps guitarist Raul Bianchi will offer attendees news on the hair straightener specifically designed for male pubic hair he claims to spend his free time developing on Tuesday, March 5, at the Mystic Theatre. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8:30pm. $16—$18. 707.765.2121.

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March 3: Aaron Lewis at the Uptown Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

He truly is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll: Aaron Lewis, lead singer of the hard-rock group Staind, is following in the footsteps of Lionel Richie, Bon Jovi, and Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish) and crossing over into Nashville. To Lewis, a transition to country “is full circle because, this is the first music I was ever exposed to as a child.” Lewis dropped his first full-length solo country album, The Road, last November; he has hit the road and is touring all over the U.S. Drive him crazy by loudly requesting Staind songs on Sunday, March 3, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $40. 707.259.0123.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Feb. 24: Forbidden Hollywood at the Wells Fargo Center

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Big belly laughs and watery eyes come easy at ‘Forbidden Hollywood.’ The show is a spoof of well-known movies like Titanic, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Shrek, created by Gerard Alessandrini, who also wrote Forbidden Broadway, a parody of Broadway classics that has been running for over 20 years. Alessandrini has been waiting a long time to include film to his repertoire. “I love movies as much as I do theater,” he says. “I don’t really separate them in my mind.” See Forbidden Hollywood, where even Disney princesses aren’t safe, on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 3pm. $30—$45. 707.546.3600.

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Feb. 24: Uli John Roth at the Last Day Saloon

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Guitar god Uli Jon Roth not only played with the Scorpions for five albums, but also gave birth to Sky guitars, a signature custom line made with additional frets in order to emulate the sounds of a violin. Infamously sporting Hendrix-like headbands, scarves and bandanas, the German guitarist is a true music innovator and professor, often called the “father of Neo-Classical guitar.” He performs a 40th anniversary Scorpions set on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Last Day Saloon. 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 8pm. $20-25. 707.545.5876.

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Feb. 22-24: Tattoos & Blues Convention at the Flamingo Resort Hotel

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:02 AM

From the nurses who take your temperature at the local doctors’ office to the history teacher who has a full sleeve of tattoos under his button-up shirt, almost everyone has tattoos these days. This week, tattoo artists from 40 shops all over the country team up with body piercing specialists, circus acts and blues bands at the 22nd annual Tattoos & Blues convention. The three-day festival includes fire dancing ladies, tattoo seminars and contests for best ink. Tattoo newbies can get a glance at the tattooing process, and enthusiasts can get inked on the spot. Tattoos & Blues runs Friday—Sunday, Feb. 22—24, at the Flamingo Resort Hotel. 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Noon—10pm. $20—$35. 707.545.8530.

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Feb. 23: Mr. Healdsburg Pageant at the Raven Performing Arts Center

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Far from the traditional male beauty pageant with bodybuilders and Speedos, the 10th annual Mr. Healdsburg Pageant features everyday members of the community. Each contestant creates a nickname and competes in the talent, eveningwear, beachwear and interview categories. This year’s seven finalists include 74-year-old Mr. Basso Profundo, who plans to blow the crowd away with his singing voice; Mr. Hot Stuff, who hopes to wow everyone with his winning looks; and Mr. Hotlicks, who started a Facebook campaign in attempts to seal the deal. Who will take home the plastic crown? Find out Saturday, Feb. 23, in a benefit for the Raven Performing Arts Theater. 115 North St., Healdsburg. 7:30pm. $40—$60. 707.433.6335.

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