Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nov. 16: Home of the Free in Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:47 AM

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Sonoma County immigration attorney Christopher Kerosky has spent the last year working with his nonprofit group My American Dreams on behalf of local DACA recipients who may face deportation under the current administration. Recently, Kerosky also teamed with former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas on the documentary The Only Home I Know, which profiles North Bay DACA recipients like artist Maria de Los Angeles. The film screens on KRCB-TV on Nov. 20, and My American Dreams hosts a premiere screening, panel discussion and reception that raises funds for undocumented victims of the fires on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. 6pm. myamericandreams.org.
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Nov. 17: California Craftsmanship in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:43 AM

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For nearly 30 years, the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association has showcased its world-renowned works of art in the annual ‘Artistry in Wood’ exhibit, and this year the show returns for its biggest display yet. Combining a historical influence, regional philosophy and ever-evolving techniques, the woodworkers in this year’s show push the medium in new directions with unique handcrafted pieces that are judged by the community’s most prominent figures. “Artistry in Wood” exhibits through December and opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 6pm. $7–$10; free for museum members. 707.579.1500.
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Nov. 18: Wine Country Women in Calistoga

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:39 AM

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Celebrating the accomplishments and endeavors of the North Bay’s leading ladies, the newly published book ‘Wine Country Women of Napa Valley’ by Michelle Mandro looks in on the lifestyles of 65 women from the region who've made a name for themselves with wine, food and boutique businesses. This week, the book is featured in a fundraiser with several of the women on hand, including winery owner Suzanne Phifer Pavitt, opera singer Kathryn Sculatti and chef Elizabeth Binder. Donations made at the event will go to Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch’s work with animals impacted by the wildfires. Saturday, Nov. 18, Copperfield’s Books, 1330 Lincoln St., Calistoga. 3pm. Free. 707.942.1616.
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Nov. 18: Light Up the Town in Sonoma

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:38 AM

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Sonoma Valley has been through hell this year, though the area’s strength and resolve remain intact after the wildfires. To celebrate the still-standing downtown Sonoma and a new holiday season, the Lighting of the Historic Sonoma Plaza commences this week with eight acres’ and 100,000 sparkling lights’ worth of winter wonderland. To mark the occasion, Sonoma Valley’s Transcendence Theatre Company will perform a musical holiday tribute, and the family event is stuffed with cider, hot chocolate and cookies for the kids, live jazz music and community presentations. Bring the family and spread some cheer on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Sonoma Plaza, First St. E., Sonoma. 5pm. Free admission. 707.996.1090.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nov. 9: Eco Noir in Sonoma

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:39 AM

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Prolific North Bay author and frequent Bohemian contributor Jonah Raskin is best known for his poetry and books on cannabis and Jack London. Now Raskin makes a hard-boiled foray into the world of crime fiction with his latest novel, a self-described eco-noir thriller, ‘Dark Land, Dark Mirror.’ Following the female private eye Tioga Vignetta, the murder mystery is set in the wine country and casts ominous shadows across the Golden State. Raskin reads from Dark Land, Dark Mirror with a book launch on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 7pm. Free admission. 707.939.1779.
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Nov. 11: Feast On This in Yountville

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:36 AM

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Long before Julia Child became a celebrity chef, she and her husband Paul Child lived in Paris, Marseille and the French countryside after WWII. This week, Napa Valley Museum presents a world-premiere exhibit, ‘France Is a Feast,’ that features rarely seen black-and-white photographs taken by Paul Child in France between 1948 and 1954. Inspired by the new book of the same name, this art show also features an audio tour to deepen the experience. France Is a Feast authors Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt will be on hand for an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 11, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 5pm. $20. 707.944.0500.
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Nov. 11: Big & Slim in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:33 AM

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Aside from their juxtaposing monikers, bluesmen Big Jon Atkinson and Coyote Slim are a musical match made in the Delta. From Southern California, Atkinson is an accomplished harmonica player, singer and blues songwriter who performs solo and with his band Big Jon & the Nationals. Sonoma County native Coyote Slim is similarly gifted, playing guitar and singing with an authentic blues sound. The two players take the stage this weekend for a spirited show, and Coyote Slim is donating any album sales to Sonoma County fire victims on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Big Easy, 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163. Doors at 6:30pm. $5. Full dinner menu available with reservations. 707.776.7163.
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Nov. 12: Still Harvesting in Healdsburg

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:31 AM

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Downtown Healdsburg’s Spoonbar hosts its annual Harvest Dinner this weekend to show that Sonoma County’s bounty is still as strong as ever. Spoonbar chefs Casey and Patrick Van Voorhis, along with Red Bird Bakery, offer a three-course family-style feast paired with Preston Family Farm wines. The dinner will feature seasonal favorites like ash-roasted beets and winter citrus to start, heirloom squash and roast hen for the main course, and pumpkin cake and ginger-poached pears for dessert. Corkage fees are waived for this communal event, and diners are welcome to bring their own wine on Sunday, Nov. 12, to Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 6pm. $68. 707.433.7222.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oct. 20: Cult Community in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:00 AM

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The ongoing CULT Film Series had lined up an October filled with Halloween goodness, but last week’s fires shifted the focus of the series from fun to fundraising. This week, CULT teams up with Hot 101.7 radio station to present 1987’s horror-comedy gem Blood Diner, screening at the Roxy 14 with director Jackie Kong in attendance and featuring an afterparty at Bibi's Burger Bar. All ticket sales will benefit victims of the fires, so arrive early and fill the theater for a cathartic evening of thrills and chills on Friday, Oct. 20, at Roxy 14 Stadium, 85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 7pm. $15. 707.525.8909.
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Oct. 21: Healing Energy in Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 4:56 AM

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Every summer, the Peacetown concert series mixes music and positive energy for weekly love fests in Sebastopol. This week, the organizers behind the series, specifically the Mr. Music Foundation, which also provides music programs in local schools, are gathering together for a special day-long Peacetown Fire Benefit. The event promises to include music, dancing, laughter and healing for those affected by the fires. Admission is free, though monetary donations will be gladly accepted for the Redwood Credit Union Fire Fund. Food, beer, fine wine and a silent auction will also raise funds on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 2pm. Free. 707.508.5449.
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