Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 24: Artist Remembered in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:21 AM

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Born in Hungary in 1926, Shari Kadar made her home in the North Bay in the late 1950s, where she expressed her creativity as a prolific artist and sculptor, graduating with an art degree from California College of the Arts at age 62. Inspired by Hungarian traditions, Kadar’s ceramics, wooden eggs and paintings feature elaborate patterns and warm colors. Kadar died in February at age 91, but her work lives on, starting with a new memoriam exhibit, “Shari Kadar: A Retrospective,” opening on Thursday, May 24, at the Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. 5pm. Free admission. 707.543.3737.
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May 26: Eye-Opening Cocktails in Napa

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:16 AM

San Francisco cocktail, beer and wine writer Maggie Hoffman is an expert at taking fancy-schmancy drinks and making them accessible to the masses, and she does so in her new book, ‘The One-Bottle Cocktail.’ Broken down into chapters based on each spirit, Hoffman shows the reader a barful of delicious drinks that can be made quickly and easily. Sounds too good to be true? Then head to Napa this weekend, where Napa Bookmine hosts Hoffman and several skilled bartenders as they demonstrate recipes from the book for you to taste on Saturday, May 26, at Napa Valley Distillery, 2485 Stockton St., Napa. 7:30pm. $10–$22. napabookmine.com.
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May 26: Revved Up Fun in Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:14 AM

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Vintage-car enthusiasts are a driven bunch, and they show off their beloved autos this weekend at the sixth annual Driven to Perfection Classic Car Show & Cruise. Cars, trucks and even some tractors from 1976 or earlier will pack the streets in the family-friendly throwback affair, which also boasts food trucks, beer and wine, a 1950s and ’60s-themed costume contest, a raffle and community awards. Benefiting the Sebastopol Senior Center, the cruise commences on Saturday, May 26, at the parking lot at O’Reilly Media, 1005 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 10am–3pm. $7; free for kids 12 and under. $35 vehicle registration. sebastopolseniorcenter.org.
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May 27: Rock the Barrel in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 5:11 AM

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While bottles are rocking in Napa Valley, Fogbelt Brewing Company breaks out the barrels for its second annual BarrelRock music and beer mini-fest. BarrelRock is highlighted by the release of four new barrel-aged beers, including a sour beer that sat in Zinfandel wine barrels and a cinnamon-cream ale kept in peach brandy barrels. Barbecue complements the brews while you dance the day away with a diverse music lineup featuring laidback reggae rock from Clear Conscience, alt-pop licks from Lungs and Limbs and more. Get a taste of the barrels on Sunday, May 27, at Fogbelt Brewing Company, 1305 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. Noon to 9pm. Free admission. 707.978.3400.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 9-10: Words of Wisdom in Napa & Sonoma

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2018 at 5:46 AM

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When illustrator Hallie Bateman had the realization as a young adult that her mom, writer Suzy Hopkins, would not be around forever, she decided to make a record of her mother’s wit and wisdom. Together, mother and daughter collaborated on ‘What to Do When I’m Gone,’ an illustrated step-by-step guide of sorts that offers insights into both pragmatic and poignant issues that are lovingly illustrated. Hopkins and Bateman appear with the book on Wednesday, May 9, at 7pm at Napa Bookmine (964 Pearl St., Napa; 707.733.3199) and Thursday, May 10, at 7pm at Readers’ Books (130 E. Napa St., Sonoma; 707.939.1779).
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May 12: Pump It Up in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2018 at 5:43 AM

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This Mother’s Day weekend, the whole family can add some sporty fun to the brunch-heavy schedule by checking out the Ironman Santa Rosa triathlon and getting a glimpse of the many iron men and women partaking in the running, swimming and bicycling challenge that acts as a qualifying race for October’s Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. For locals, the best place to see the action is at the Ironman Village, where the athletes will be crossing the finish line throughout the day on Saturday, May 12, at Courthouse Square, Fourth Street and Mendocino Avenue in downtown Santa Rosa. ironman.com.
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May 12-13: Toast to Moms in Napa

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2018 at 5:40 AM

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With Mother’s Day food and wine events everywhere, the CIA at Copia is flipping the script on the culinary offerings with a weekend of interactive events. On Saturday, May 12, celebrate “Moms Who Make Wine” in a 21-and-over tasting event that pours selections from several local matronly winemakers. On Sunday, May 13, the CIA’s family fun day gets the Mother’s Day treatment with a “Brunch Batters” cooking class that teaches you and the kids, ages four and up, how to make pancakes and waffles with creative flair. CIA at Copia is located at 500 First St., Napa. Times and costs vary. 707.967.2530.
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May 14: Empowering Pageantry in Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2018 at 5:37 AM

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Veterans returning from duty can have trouble adjusting back to civilian life, women as much as men. In Lysa Heslov's documentary, ‘Served Like a Girl,’ several American women who were wounded in action after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan try to adapt to emotional, social and economic challenges in the United States. The film also highlights the Ms. Veteran America Competition, founded to help women veterans regain identities they lost in the war. “Served Like a Girl” screens as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series on Monday, May 14, at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 1pm and 7pm. Free. 707.525.4840.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 3-5: Hub of Fun in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2018 at 5:07 AM

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Petaluma’s storied Phoenix Theater houses every kind of entertainment, and this week’s schedule features punk bands, professional wrestlers and Transylvanian transvestites. On Thursday, May 3, Santa Rosa punk band Brown Bags play off their recent release, Twenty-Something Mutant Nobodies, when they open for touring acts Joyce Manor and awakebutstillinbed. On Friday, May 4, Phoenix Pro Wrestling returns to the ring for another round of family-friendly action. On Saturday, May 5, cult film favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show gets a late-night screening complete with costumes and chaos. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. Times and prices vary. 707.762.3565.
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May 4: Let the Wookie Dance in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2018 at 5:05 AM

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If you’re a Star Wars fan, you know that Friday, May 4, is your chance to say “May the fourth be with you” as part of Star Wars Day. Even better, it’s the day that the North Bay Cabaret presents its annual ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ variety show. This immersive and eclectic experience includes themed musical and burlesque performances, a costume contest, photo booth, raffle, art displays, Stormtrooper go-go dancers and an interactive lightsaber game. The show happens on Friday, May 4, at Rock Star University’s House of Rock, 3410 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $20–$30. northbaycabaret.com.
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