Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Feb. 1-2: California Stories in Napa

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 11:41 AM

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Al Jardine
is back in the North Bay. The founding member of the Beach Boys was recently in Sonoma County with his old band mate Brian Wilson. Now Jardine shines on his own with two nights of intimate concerts featuring his hits and material from his recent solo album, A Postcard from California. Jardine tells stories of growing up in the Golden State in between playing songs alongside his son Matt Jardine and vocalist and musician Jeff Alan Ross on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 1030 Main St., Napa. 7pm and 9pm. $49–$99. 707.880.2300.
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Feb. 2: Strings Summit in Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 11:37 AM

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A perfect outing for musicians and music lovers alike, the seventh annual Sebastopol Guitar Festival returns with a day of live performances, workshops for beginning or advanced players and exhibits of handcrafted guitars. The onstage offering includes afternoon sets from the likes of the Spin Cats and Ruminators, a guitar summit featuring Dave Zirbel, Bobby Lee, Jon Mitgaurd and Bobby Black, and an evening concert featuring Kevin Russell & Some Dangerous Friends and Soul Fuse. The guitar fest commences on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. Noon to 10pm. $17–$35. 707.823.1511.
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Feb. 2: Caring Concert in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 11:34 AM

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Twenty-five years into their musical career, Northern California rock and roll stapes the Mother Hips recently produced one of their best records yet with 2018’s Chorus. Next up, the Hips are hosting and headlining a special benefit concert to honor longtime fan Gregory Walsh, who died in 2017, and support the Declan Walsh Special Needs Trust, established for Walsh’s son. Songwriter Jackie Greene and folk group the Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men join the Hips on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8:30pm. $48. 707.775.6048.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jan. 24: Return to Roots in Rohnert Park

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 1:15 PM

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Musician and vocalist Martha Redbone is a melting-pot performer of American Roots music who often conjures up images of blue-collar workers and small-town values. Now Redbone looks to her own roots in a new theatrical experience, “Bone Hill: The Concert,” that mixes her father’s gospel voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture in a show about a young woman returning to the Kentucky coal mines of her youth to explore a rarely seen piece of American history. Redbone performs in concert on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $25 and up. 866.955.6040.
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Jan. 25: Field Notes in Occidental

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 1:13 PM

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Cannes award-winning filmmaker Rob Nilsson (Northern Lights) is in the North Bay to present a remarkable series of short documentaries—Prairie Fire, Survivor and Rebel Earth—that makeup ‘The Prairie Trilogy.’ The trilogy of films tells the story of North Dakota’s Socialist Nonpartisan League, who fought a hard-won battle in 1916 to regain voting rights that had been taken from them by those in power. See the three short docs and engage in a discussion on the films’ continued relevance in our current political climate on Friday, Jan. 25, at Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 7pm. Free. 707.874.9392.
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Jan. 26: Parks Art in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 1:10 PM

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Sonoma County artist and gallery owner Mary Fassbinder spent over three years and traveled more than 70,000 miles to create her latest collection of paintings. Now she displays her works in a new exhibit, ‘The National Parks Painting Project,’ that features dozens of plein air paintings of each of the U.S. National Parks. Showcasing the vast natural beauty in the United States, this timely show aims to promote preservation and conservation of the country’s resources. Running through March, “The National Parks Painting Project” opens with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma. 5pm. Free. 707.762.5600.
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Jan. 27: Fire Patrol in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 1:07 PM

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The devastating Tubbs fire sparked many heartfelt stories in 2017, but few are as wild and inspiring as the story of the Pointe Patrol, in which nine residents of Fountaingrove’s Viewpointe Circle snuck back to their homes to save their neighborhood from fires and looting. Local author Earik Beann recounts the ordeal in a new book, Pointe Patrol, which he reads from and signs to help raise money for fire victims and families of fallen first responders on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 1:30pm. Free. 707.578.8938.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dec. 6: Shock to It in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 11:41 AM

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Two monumentally heavy bands combine into one monstrous set of music when the Body (Portland, Ore.–based experimental metal heads) and Uniform (abrasive industrial three piece from N.Y.C.) join forces for a collaborative headlining spot at the latest, and possibly last, concert hosted by local promoter Shock City, USA. Also on the bill is former local heavyweights Litany for the Whale, Texas post-punk act Street Sects and L.A.-based darkwave duo All Your Sisters, with an eclectic art showcase also on hand Thursday, Dec. 6, at Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 7pm. $10. 707.528.3009.
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Dec. 8: Holidays & History in Sonoma

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Step back in time this season in the family-friendly Holidays on the Northern Frontier, an event that features special performances and activities happening throughout Sonoma’s historic downtown. The Mission Chapel is holding several sing-along programs of music. The Sonoma Barracks presents a living history exhibit, “A Soldier’s Christmas,” with crafts and refreshments. Pickle Creek String Band plays in the Toscano Hotel and the Blue Wing Inn hosts a Yuletide shindig on Saturday, Dec. 8. East Spain Street, Sonoma. 4pm to 8pm. Mission Chapel sing-along is ticketed; all other events are free and open to public. 707.938.9560.
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Dec. 8: Navidad Mexicana in Rohnert Park

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 11:37 AM

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In the musical landscape of Mariachi, where songs are traditionally written and performed by men, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles has blazed a trail as America’s first all-female mariachi ensemble, playing fresh arrangements of classic compositions and opening musical doors for female mariachi musicians everywhere. This week, the internationally renowned and Grammy-nominated group presents a special holiday-themed show, “Navidad Mexicana,” that celebrates the season through the magic of mariachi on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Weill Hall, Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $25 and up. 866.955.6040.
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