Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Aug. 12: Fun for Good in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 12:32 PM

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For more than 50 years, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County has engaged and empowered low-income families through programs that address health, education and financial stability. Those programs include Pathways, where shelters like Sloan’s House and Harold’s Home provide housing and emotional support to women and children. Lend a hand to CAP’s Pathways program and party at the same time at CAPFest, featuring live music, food, Lagunitas beer, Tree Twins Ice Cream and more on Monday, Aug 12, at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. 5:30pm. $20-$40. capsonoma.org/capfest2019.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Aug. 1: Killer Tunes in Windsor

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:53 PM

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Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Tommy Castro really slays on stage, with exciting solos and inventive riffs. The South Bay Area native spent a lifetime perfecting his chops, and since he formed Tommy Castro & the Painkillers in 2012, his blazing hot blues has become a staple of Bay Area summers. This summer, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers returns to Windsor to rock the ‘Summer Nights on the Green’ concert series coinciding with the Windsor Farmers Market on Thursday, Aug 1, at Windsor Town Green, 701 McClelland Dr, Windsor. 6pm. Free. townofwindsor.com.
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Aug 2: Radical Salon in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:50 PM

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The greatest artists in history have their works rejected or refused by galleries or exhibits, and the same goes for local artists. This week, over 30 artists embrace their most jilted works in the “Salon des Refusés Gallery Show.” See art that was too outside-the-box for other exhibits from the likes of Tony Speirs and Dan Scannell, and revel in the rejected with unconventional art from painters such as Suzanne Edminster and Christie Marks during SOFA’s event on Friday, Aug 2, at Art Alley behind 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 5pm. Free. facebook.com/SOFASantaRosa.
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Aug. 3: Music on a Mission in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:42 PM

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Now in it’s 12th year, the Petaluma Music Festival keeps on keeping music in local schools by raising funds for student programs while throwing one of the year’s biggest homegrown parties. The stacked lineup includes 17 bands, with headliners like veteran jam bands ALO and the Mother Hips, folk and bluegrass groups Hot Buttered Rum and David Nelson Band, and funky acts Royal Jelly Jive and the Soul Section. Other highlights include the guitar raffle, Lagunitas brews, specialty foods and kids activities. Enjoy the music on Saturday, Aug 3, at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds 175 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma. 11:30am. $55. petalumamusicfestival.org.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 19: Light Up the Night in Healdsburg

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM

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When the sun goes down, the arts light up downtown Healdsburg at the Art After Dark series. This weekend. The street art series features more than a dozen artist booths, community organizations like Healdsburg Center for the Arts, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and Healdsburg Rocks hosting art activities as well as free games, rides and food concessions by the Sonoma County Traveling Fair and live music from popular acts like American Lore and Tom Shader. Art After Dark offers something for everyone on Friday, Jul 19, on Plaza Street in Healdsburg, 6pm. Free. 707.431.1970.
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July 20: River Party in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 4:14 PM

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Marking its tenth year of revelry, Rivertown Revival once again takes over the McNear Peninsula in Petaluma for a day of old-fashioned fun. Come for the live music from the likes of Ben Morrison, the Crux, La Gente and many more, and stay for interactive arts and excitement, complete with five-dollar wedding ceremonies on site. All the while, the Revival holds a focus on conservation (of both history and habitat), and the event benefits the Friends of the Petaluma River when it commences on Saturday, July 20, at David Yearsley River Heritage Center, 100 East D St, Petaluma. 11am. $5-$20. rivertownrevival.com.
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July 21: Feast of Fun in Napa

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 4:13 PM

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Beyond being a winery collective, Feast It Forward is a philanthropic endeavor that connects locals to culinary delights and raises funds for local charities at events around the region and for, for the last year, at the organizations storefront studio space in Napa. To celebrate the one-year milestone, the group throws an anniversary bash called FEASTival this weekend. Family-friendly activities like crafts and face-painting food trucks, wine by the glass and graffiti art installations are all part of the fest, happening Sunday, Jul 21, at Feast It Forward, 1031 McKinstry St., Napa. Noon. Free admission. 707.819.2403.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Feb. 1: Heal with Art in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 11:46 AM

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Last year, the Santa Rosa Arts Center called upon local artists to create work to help heal the wounds of the disastrous Tubbs fire in a show, “Healing by Art: After the Fires,” that brought the community together. Now the center is expanding on the healing with the new exhibit, ‘Healing the Environment,’ in which artists react to climate change and the ecological ails of the planet with paintings, photos, sculptures and other media. The show open with a reception as part of SOFA Arts District First Friday Open Studios on Friday, Feb. 1, 312 South A St., Santa Rosa. 5pm. Free. santarosaartscenter.org.
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Feb. 1-2: California Stories in Napa

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

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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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