Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug. 4: Sweet Insight in Cotati

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 4:06 AM

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The 2015 documentary That Sugar Film sounds like a treat, until you realize that it’s not all Candyland when it comes to refined sugar. Like the documentary Super Size Me, where Morgan Spurlock stuffed his face with high-fat foods from McDonald’s, That Sugar Film follows Australian actor Damon Gameau as he delves deep into the world of sugar in our food supply, and reveals that even the healthiest-looking snacks are loaded with the unhealthy sweetener. That Sugar Film screens with a panel discussion of health experts on Friday, Aug. 4, at Songbird Community Center, 8297 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 7pm. $10 donation. 707.795.2398.
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Aug. 5: Musical Legacy in Petaluma

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 4:02 AM

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Marking a decade of supporting music programs in Petaluma schools, the Petaluma Music Festival has achieved status as a major North Bay affair, and this year’s lineup is stacked. Headlining the festival is Chris Robinson Brotherhood, who play off their forthcoming studio album, Barefoot in the Head. The rest of the lineup is a baker’s dozen of beloved Bay Area acts and musicians, and the festival boasts family-friendly activities, all-star silent auction items and fine foods and drinks to enhance the musical offerings on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. 11:30am. $50 and up; kids 12 and under, free. petalumamusicfestival.org.
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Aug. 5: New Brews in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 3:59 AM

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The Sonoma County Fair is back this week with all the rides, food, live music and horse racing that everyone loves, though the event is not resting on its laurels, and debuts a new one-day celebration of beer and cider this year at the inaugural NorCal Brew Fest. Over 50 purveyors, large and small, from throughout Northern California and the country, will offer unlimited tastings while they compete for the judges’ approval. A ticket to the NorCal Brew Fest also gets you into the fair to enjoy the full experience on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 1pm. $55. 707.545.4200.
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Aug. 6: Chili Dust-Up in St Helena

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 3:56 AM

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In the world of cooking competitions, chili is the great equalizer. Chefs, winemakers, farmers, firefighters and every other kind of connoisseur are gathering this weekend in Napa Valley to put their chili to the test in the Rutherford Chili Ball. Hosted by the Rutherford Dust Society, a collective of the region’s vintners and farmers, this popular event heaps delicious helpings of chili upon the masses. Kids’ activities, live music, beer, wine and other barbecue favorites are also on hand Sunday, Aug. 6, at Pestoni Family Estate Winery, 1673 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 4pm. $45 and up; kids 6 to 12, $15; kids five and under, free. 707.963.0544.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 27: Show of Shows in Monte Rio

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 4:45 AM

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If variety is the spice of life, things are going to get pretty spicy along the Russian River this week, as the Monte Rio Variety Show returns for its 106th annual extravaganza of music, comedy and live theater. The show has featured world-class entertainers ranging from Merv Griffin and Bing Crosby back in the day to current stars like Clint Black and Zac Brown. While the lineup is always a surprise, the event also boasts a barbecue dinner and raffle, and all proceeds benefit the local school foundation and fire services. Thursday, July 27, at the Monte Rio Amphitheatre, 9925 Main St., Monte Rio. 4:30pm. $15–$30. monterioshow.org.
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July 28: (Dis)Order Up in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 4:30 AM

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I can’t listen to Virginia hardcore punk band Fried Egg without thinking of those PSAs in the ’90s that ended with, “This is your brain on drugs.” The hard-boiled band is currently on a West Coast tour in support of their sizzling new seven-inch record, Back and Forth, and stopping in Sonoma County for a massive concert and art show. Joining Fried Egg is a side order of North Bay bands including Acrylics, Rut (releasing their own seven-inch), the Goochers and new outfit Hose Rips. Local artists are also turning the show into a haunted house of performance pieces and art displays on Friday, July 28, at Refuge Church, 525 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 7pm. $7. 707.542.1065.
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July 29: Nice Time in Yountville

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 4:15 AM

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The upcoming inaugural Be Kind Napa is a simple, peaceful and friendly display of togetherness sorely needed in today’s world. The concept originally came from New Yorker Laurie Phillips, who wore “Be Kind” buttons and gifted them to strangers. Now the kindness is spreading to the North Bay and the community is invited to join the movement. Be Kind Napa opens with a nonpolitical kindness walk through downtown Yountville that leads to the Napa Valley Museum, where family-friendly activities, presentations, music, ice cream and cookies keep the positive vibes going on Saturday, July 29, gathering at Veterans Memorial Park, South Washington Street, Yountville. 9:30am. Free admission. bekindnapa.com.
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July 29: Cultural Bash in Jenner

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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The North Bay’s rich history of Native American, Russian, European, Alaskan and other diverse communities is found in the food, music, art, crafts and more at the Fort Ross Festival. The daylong affair features diverse performances, including the San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble, East Bay women’s vocal arts ensemble Kitka, Pomo and Miwok dancers Su Nu Nu Shinal, and Sonoma County accordionist Laurie Lippin. Artisan crafters will be offering demonstrations, Lagunitas Brewing Company will be hosting the beer garden, and an international food bazaar brings the flavors of the world to town on Saturday, July 29, at Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Hwy. 1, Jenner. 10am. $20 per car. fortross.org.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 22: Dine & Drive in Penngrove

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 6:10 AM

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The Penngrove Social Firemen once again rev their engines and light their grills for the seventh annual Hot Rods & BBQ event this weekend. Bring your classic car, 1974 or older, to get in on the car show, or bring your family and marvel at the collection of roadsters on hand. There’s no entry fee for the cars and no judging—this is a pure and simple celebration of American originals. Live music will get the crowds grooving and the firemen’s famous barbecue chicken will hit the spot on Saturday, July 22, at Penngrove Park, 11800 Main St., Penngrove. 10am to 5pm. $5–$15. penngrovesocialfiremen.org.
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July 22: Mind Your P's in Kenwood

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 6:07 AM

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Just as reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic are considered the three R’s of education, foodies have the three P’s:, which all come together this weekend for the aptly-named Pig, Pizza & Pinot Festival. Set among the picturesque Landmark Vineyards, this third annual triple-P party pairs perfectly precious pours of pinot (say that three times fast) with succulent whole roasted pig and freshly made pizzas from local artisan purveyors. There’s no reason to pass up these P’s, so pop by the party on Saturday, July 22, at Landmark Vineyards, 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. 11am to 3pm. $50. landmarkwine.com.
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