Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 8: David Gans at the Redwood Cafe

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Deadhead David Gans has made quite a name for himself. Well known in music journalism, he’s published two books and co-hosts The Grateful Dead Hour, but his first love his making music. Gans started playing music in 1970 but, as he likes to put it, he became “‘sidetracked’ by several other interesting and rewarding occupations.” Though Gans is heavily influenced by the Dead, his music offers a distinct blend of rock, folk and jam influences. See him on Friday, March 8, at the Redwood Cafe. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 9pm. $5. 707.795.7868.

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March 7: Ed Asner at the Napa Valley Opera House

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Famous as the voice of the fuzzy-browed man with large glasses in Pixar’s Up, Ed Asner this week tackles the role of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In a one-man show following the famous president after Election Day—leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, not to mention having a catchy campaign song—Asner tells the tale of the only president in history to serve more than two terms on Thursday, March 7, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 7pm. $40—$45. 707.226.7372.

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March 10: Marin Young Playwrights Festival at Marin Theatre Co.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Who knew scriptwriters still worry about passing history class? High school students in the Bay Area were given the opportunity to write and submit 10-minute plays for the Marin Young Playwrights Festival. Out of over 50 submissions, eight have been selected as finalists. The plays were all written, directed and acted by Bay Area teens. Competition is free and open to the public; see who wins a staged reading with a professional director and actors when the fest kicks off on Sunday, March 10. Marin Theatre Company. 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 7pm. Free. 415.388.5208.

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