Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 17: Community Crawl in Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:39 AM

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Sebastopol is going to see a lot of foot traffic this weekend, as the inaugural Lit & Art Crawl of Sebastopol covers ground between the Barlow Center and Main Street. Venues like Copperfield’s Books and HopMonk Tavern will host author and poetry readings, while art receptions and parties take place at locations like Sebastopol Gallery, Kitty Hawk Gallery and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. In addition to these events, drink specials at several of the town’s pubs, coffeehouses and cafes will keep the crowds engaged on Saturday, June 17, in downtown Sebastopol, Main Street and Bodega Avenue. 1pm. Free admission. lit-art-crawl-sebastopol.com.
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June 21: Let's Get Eggcited in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:36 AM

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The North Bay’s agricultural bounty is on full display at the annual Sonoma-Marin Fair, this year themed “Great Eggspectations” and featuring an eggcellent array of animal contests, garden exhibits, chef demonstrations and farm-fun activities. The fair also features the requisite carnival rides, games, food, the famous World’s Ugliest Dog Contest and concert performances from Tower of Power, Jana Kramer, Loverboy, John Michael Montgomery and the daylong Fiesta Latina. The Sonoma-Marin Fair opens Wednesday, June 21, at 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. Gates open at noon. $12–$18 (includes concerts and unlimited rides). sonoma-marinfair.org.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 10: Face Time in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:50 AM

“Jon” by Jude Mooney shows at Petaluma Arts Center.
  • “Jon” by Jude Mooney shows at Petaluma Arts Center.
The past, present and art come together in Petaluma this weekend, as three galleries open three different portrait-based exhibits highlighting local faces. Petaluma Arts Center’s ‘Face of Petaluma’ features works from five photographers and tells the stories of Petalumans from all walks of life. The Petaluma Historical Museum & Library’s “Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers” draws from the museum’s collection of preserved photos from the 1800s. IceHouse Gallery’s “(Mostly) Petaluma Portraits” displays Kathryn Keller’s highly detailed charcoal drawings of subjects who live and work in town. All shows hold a reception on Saturday, June 10. 5pm.
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June 10: Music on the Mountain in Mill Valley

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:46 AM

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Fifty years ago, Mount Tamalpais was the site of what is reportedly the first outdoor rock concert, the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, which kicked off the Summer of Love. This weekend, the long-standing Mountain Play honors this legacy with the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival. Headlining the show is Jefferson Starship, and local musicians Matt Kizer, Shelley Doty, Olivia Davis and others also take the stage. The day-long celebration culminates in a special concert performance of the smash-hit musical Hair. Other groovy activities are also on hand when the magical festival happens Saturday, Jun 10, at Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, 3801 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley. $25–$40. mountainplay.org.
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June 10-11: Get Jazzed in Napa

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:40 AM

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The Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is back this week, and Napa’s Blue Note is getting in on the action with several shows featuring promising young talent and proven veterans. The club is also using the occasion to debut its new outdoor stage for a weekend of afternoon delights. On Saturday, contemporary saxophonist Chase Huna and New York–based soul singer Morgan James take it outside. On Sunday, music industry staple Curtis Brooks and smooth jazz keyboardist Cecil Ramirez keep the good times going. June 10–11, Blue Note Jazz Club, 1030 Main St., Napa. Set times run 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm and 7pm both days. jazzgetaway.com/tickets.
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June 14: Comedy Relief in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:32 AM

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North Bay standup star and SRJC communications department professor Nick Hoffman likes to have a good time. And it shows. As a performer, Hoffman has shared his insightful perspectives and hilarious wit in clubs across the country, and this month he shares his antics with the local crowd for a special variety show, Professor Hoffman’s Humpday Comedy Circus. Midweek is typically the hardest time to crack a smile, so Hoffman’s got his work cut out for him, but the jolly fellow is up for the task, driving a night of laughs on Wednesday, June 14, at 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 8pm. $10–$15. profhoffcomedy.com.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June 2: American Voices in Rohnert Park

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 10:53 AM

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Country music and pop vocalist Billy Gilman was just 12 years old when he first gained stardom in 2000, topping Billboard charts and garnering a Grammy nomination with his hit song “One Voice.” When Gilman, who came out as gay in 2014, auditioned for NBC’s popular vocal-competition reality show The Voice, in 2016, he impressed all four judges and ended up being that season’s runner-up contestant. This week, Gilman
and singer Steve Grand perform a concert to kick-off Sonoma County Pride weekend on Friday, June 2, at Graton Resort & Casino, 288 Golf Course Drive W., Rohnert Park. 9pm. $35. 707.588.7100.
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June 3: Camp Out in Sonoma

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 10:48 AM

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Local community organization North Bay LGBTQI Families is hosting a night of pride under the stars in the second annual Queer Family Campout and Celebration on a farm in Sonoma. The family-friendly event is open to anyone who wants to visit for an hour or stay the night, and features tons of family-friendly activities. The day starts with a plethora of outdoor fun before hot dogs hit the grill, raffles abound and the Shameless Band plays a funky bluegrass sound. For those camping out, the morning includes a pancake breakfast and carpool to Sonoma County Pride. Get camping on Saturday, June 3, 19462 Carriger Road, Sonoma. 1pm. $10 donation. facebook.com/NorthBayLGBTQIFamilies.
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June 3: Watch Out in Monte Rio

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 10:46 AM

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OUTwatch
, wine country’s annual LGBTQI film festival, returns as part of Sonoma County Pride, showcasing critically acclaimed films that highlight diverse and vibrant LGBT communities locally and afar. This year’s thoughtful selection of eight short films runs the gamut, from The Radical Fairy Prince, a romantic fantasy formed out of a collection of 1970s found footage, to Alzheimer’s: A Love Story, a heartfelt documentary about a relationship 40-years strong. Other films, like Crystal Lake and Dance Card, deal with themes of gender roles and generation gaps in our society. OUTwatch commences on Saturday, June 3, at Rio Theater, 20396 Bohemian Hwy., Monte Rio. 7pm. $10. outwatchfilmfest.org.
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June 6: Speak Out in Napa

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 10:43 AM

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In today’s rapidly changing social climate, more people are realizing that antiquated gender and identity norms are no longer enough to accurately describe the diverse community we live in. Yet, many still don’t know how to address their gender-fluid loved ones with appropriate language and sensitivity. In that vein, Napa-based organizations LGBTQ Connection, PFLAG Napa and Napa Valley CanDo are teaming up for an informative forum, Alphabet Soup, on the topic. For anyone interested in learning more about how to support and engage with LGBTQI family and friends, this forum advocates for understanding on Tuesday, June 6, at Napa Library, 580 Coombs St., Napa. 7pm. Free.nvcando.org.
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