Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 25: Really Really Free Market Napa at Veterans Park

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Based on the San Francisco Free Market every month in Dolores Park and the wonderfully named East Bay Hella Free Day at Lake Merritt, Napa’s very own Really Really Free Market Napa follows the same very basic rules: (1) bring stuff to give away; (2) take stuff for free; (3) meet people in your city, listen to music, enjoy life and don’t spend a dime doing so. Everyone wins! This concept would surely horrify columnist Terry Savage, who recently penned the much-Tweeted socialism fear-fest in the Sun-Times about young girls ruining America by giving away lemonade for free—which is great because he needs to be horrified! (And fired.) Founded by Melody Harris, who writes a much better column in the form of her zine Napkin News, the Really Really Free Market is an idea whose time is timeless. Bring all your cool stuff you don’t want to bother to sell on Craigslist and take some new stuff home on Sunday, July 25, at Veterans Park, Third and Main St., Napa. Noon. Free.
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July 25: Ghosts of the Phoenix Theater at the Phoenix Theater

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 9:59 AM

We’ve all heard the rumors, repeated over and over again, that Petaluma’s Phoenix Theater is haunted by ghosts. The stories about a “strange presence” in the balcony and wispy apparitions floating around the ceiling are as old as the theater itself. Are they true? Ghosts of the Phoenix Theater, an all-day workshop, aims to find out. Led by Amy Bruni and Britt Griffith from the SyFy Channel’s hit series Ghost Hunters and abetted by Mark and Debby Costantino of Ghost Adventures, the workshop includes lectures during the day and an honest-to-goodness paranormal investigation of the building at night. Bruni grew up at the Phoenix with first-hand experiences at her old haunt, and even theater manager Tom Gaffey makes casual allusion to the theater’s ghosts. Do they exist? See for yourself during the definitive examination on Sunday, July 25, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 11am–1:30am. $129. 707.762.3565.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 23: Text Message Contest at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds

Posted By on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 2:43 PM

hey u cuddie i b textn n the text message contest here n p-town. they say i got do as many wrdz as i can in 3 min and i gonna whup ass on these other foolz. fairs pretty chill dis year wit ferris wheel an all but i like it better b4 cuz hottiez in effect. they got a youtube thing too today i think i gunna do dat too. oh an kylie is in a teen fashion show here lol what a loser haha. i tried guitar hero contest but n e way i suck at it. if i win this u get a blue tooth thing for wining so I just gonna keep typing did u see the runaways that chick kristen stewart played is here in a couple days but kristen stewart is hotter oh my timez up. k thx bai ill be here all day wednesday june 23 at sonoma-marin faregroundz. 175 faregroundz drive, petaluma 1–5pm. free but u gotta pay $10–$15 fair admission fml. 707.283.3247.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 5: Marin County Civic Center's Nomination to UNESCO World Heritage List

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:17 PM

The Marin County Civic Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is being promoted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy for a nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Why is this interesting? Because it would place the building we drearily enter to pay our speeding tickets alongside such world-renowned sites as the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza! Conservancy vice-president, author and director of Fallingwater Lynda Waggoner appears this Saturday to talk about the historic significance of the Marin Center and the nomination process; the one-hour lecture is followed by a reception with board members and Frank Lloyd Wright homeowners on Saturday, June 5, at the Marin Center. Board Room 329, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. 11am. $10. 415.499.6800.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 24: Apple Blossom Festival at Ives Park, Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:44 AM

It happens every year, and we can’t figure out why: Sebastopol’s Apple Blossom Festival always takes place on the same day and at the same time as Petaluma’s Butter & Eggs Day. Must we Sonoma County residents be forced to choose? Both boast plenty of food, frivolity and fun, so it’s not a tough decision for the festivalgoer. Who really hurt are the kids in band class expected to march in both parades. After all, they’ve got to line up in Sebastopol for the 10am parade, march down Main Street, hop on a bus and drive to Petaluma, line up on Fourth Street, march through downtown and whew! All this in a hot uniform and sometimes lugging a very heavy instrument to boot! Let’s hear it for the kids when both festivals take place on Saturday, April 24. Main Street and Ives Park in Sebastopol; downtown Petaluma. 10am–5pm. Free.Gabe Meline
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dec. 12: Holiday Candlelight Tour at Uptown Theater

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Since shutting its doors in the late 1980s, the Uptown Theater in Napa has been one of those dream projects of restoration—everyone wants to see it shine like the architectural diamond it once was when it first opened in 1937, but who’s got the money? Alas, good intentions and good benefactors have recently combined to save the decaying theater, and the Uptown is slated to reopen in early 2010, with full restoration to its original art deco splendor. The job hasn’t been easy (when it closed, its ceiling fresco was covered and the large auditorium was subdivided into four smaller theaters with separate screens), but the results are reportedly beautiful. The public gets its first chance to witness the restoration when Napa County Landmarks leads its 21st annual Holiday Candlelight Tour, which begins inside the grand theater with a full presentation and Q&A with the new owners before covering vernacular residential architecture northwest of town. Fulfill your curiosity and toast to historic preservation on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Uptown Theater. 1350 Third St., Napa. 4pm to 8pm. $30. 707.255.1836.Gabe Meline
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nov. 14: Montana StreetArt at Napa Valley Art Supplies

Posted By on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 4:44 PM

For a town with only one art-supply store, Napa is certainly ahead of the curve. Who would have thought that Santa Rosa leaders would preemptively shut down a street art festival—citing concerns about encouraging vandalism—while Napa, of all places, actually gets Montana Gold to sponsor the second in a series of Montana StreetArt events? This weekend, 10 artists from Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and Napa converge on the front lawn of Napa Valley Art Supplies to work their skills with the spray can. Throughout the day, visitors can stop in and watch the progress, browse artist portfolios and nosh on barbecue, and the completed pieces will be for sale at the end of the event. At last month’s successful event, a policeman even stopped by to check out the fresh styles. Drop in and see the future of street art on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Napa Valley Art Supplies. 3250 California Blvd., Napa. 11am–5pm. Free. 707.224.2775.Gabe Meline
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oct. 24: Greg Evans at the Schulz Museum

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 2:58 PM

There are just too many questions that longtime readers of the comic strip “Luann” would have for its creator, Greg Evans, that he can’t answer them all. When will Tiffany finally get her full comeuppance? When will Luann finally clean her room? Will Puddles ever stop peeing on the floor? And when, oh when, will Aaron finally some to his senses, sweep Luann off her feet and carry her off into the sunset? Like Charlie Brown kicking the football, these things may never happen, but Evans is at least willing to discuss why. The artist appears in Santa Rosa for a special “Adult Master Class” on how to develop strong concepts and characters in comic strips this weekend, and for an hour and a half, he reveals the methods that make Luann such a success. Advance registration is required; consider it a one-day apprenticeship from one of the most popular cartoonists in the country when Evans teaches a class on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Schulz Museum. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 10am. $40. Registration required; 707.579.4452, ext. 263.Gabe Meline  
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Billy Joe Shaver at the Rancho Nicasio

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

I thought that Billy Joe Shaver had finally settled down. Here was a man who’d cut off two fingers in a lumber mill accident, had lost his son to a heroin overdose, who’d had a heart attack—you’d think someone was trying to tell him to let his old, rowdy ways fall away. But there’s a relentless spirit inside of Shaver; the same spirit that led him to define the “outlaw country” movement by penning songs for Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. The same spirit that led him to write the incredible album Honky Tonk Heroes. The same spirit, unfortunately, that led him into a 2007 dispute outside Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon in Lorena, Tex., which ended by shooting a man in the face. Both lived to tell the tale—one in court, and Billy Joe Shaver, outlaw extraordinaire, on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Rancho Nicasio. Town Square, Nicasio. 8:30pm. $25. 415.662.2219.Gabe Meline
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Aug. 20: Richard Shaw at di Rosa Preserve

Posted By on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 1:50 PM

For many people, works of visual art fall into two categories: those that look like stuff and those that don’t. Ceramicist Richard Shaw’s work falls solidly in the former. Shaw makes sculptures that very much look like stuff, so to speak. In fact, they belong to the tradition of trompe l’oeil, which literally means “fool the eye” in French. Though they appear to be assemblages of everyday material and found objects, his work is actually meticulously crafted entirely out of porcelain. They look exactly like household objects, albeit strangely arranged and grouped. He has sculpted a wedding cake bisected by an ocean liner, an artist’s sketchbook beside a skull and a series of humanoids that appear to be constructed from pencils and junk-drawer refuse. Shaw will be discussing his work as part of KQED’s “Spark! Arts Lecture Series” on Thursday, Aug. 20, with a wine and cheese reception at di Rosa Preserve. 5200 Carneros Hwy., Napa. 6:30pm. Free with reservation.Daniel Hirsch
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