Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oct. 18-19: Home-Brewed Folk in Petaluma & Healdsburg

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:44 PM

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From the wilds of Missoula, Montana, Dodgy Mountain Men love to get down with their self-described Stompgrass rhythms, mixing blues and bluegrass with both electric and acoustic jams. Whether it’s on massive festival stages or in the back of a dive bar, the Dodgy Mountain Men get the crowds going with a moonshiner’s rowdiness and dynamic Americana soul. The band makes its way to the North Bay and plays on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Lagunitas Tap Room, (1280 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 4:20pm. 707.778.8776) and on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Elephant in the Room (177 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 9pm. elephantintheroompub.com).
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Oct. 20: Taking Stock in Napa

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:41 PM

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Presented by philanthropic group Feast It Forward and foodie haven Oxbow Public Market, the inaugural FEASTstock Festival aims to raise funds for Napa Valley Food Bank with a daylong party featuring gourmet food, local wines and craft brews, live music by North Bay bands like Dgiin, the Blind Barbers and Johnny Smith and family-friendly activities. Oxbow Market vendors and chef Rick Moonen are providing the food, and a special VIP ticket will secure you a spot at the table on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Oxbow Market, 610 First St., Napa. 11am to 8:30pm. Free general admission. 707.226.6529.
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Oct. 20: Uke It to Me in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:39 PM

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It’s a small instrument, but it’s made a big impact in music. The ukulele is once again showcased in all its glory at the third annual North Bay Ukulele Festival this weekend. Performers include contemporary Hawaiian music star Faith Thompson Ako, progressive psychedelic musician Sir B. Mantis, Sonoma County folk trio the Musers and several others. Expert instructors also hold workshops, vendors exhibit their ukes and the ukulele community comes together on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 2pm to 10pm. Free admission. Northbayukulelefestival.com.
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Oct. 21: Birthday Blues in Sebastopol

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:36 PM

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Born in Chicago, but calling the Bay Area home for over 50 years, blues guitarist Nick Gravenites has risen to legendary status in the world of music, playing with Janis Joplin, Elvin Bishop, Howling Wolf and others; and he’s still taking the stage at 80 years old. See the musician and toast his 80th birthday with a lineup of friends, including Wavy Gravy, Pete Sears and several other local luminaries, with food trucks and beer and wine on hand on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 2pm. $40. nickgravenites.brownpapertickets.com.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oct. 6: Communal Art in Napa

Posted By on Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 1:46 PM

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Napa Valley’s arts oasis, the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, is commemorating the North Bay’s resilience one year after the fires with a Community Open Studios day that invites visitors to stop by and participate in creative endeavors with supplies and guidance provided. Following the art activities, exhibiting artist Victor Cartagena joins others in a bilingual discussion of immigration, community and labor with Cartagena’s work in the center’s current “Be Not Still” show on view. Drop-ins are welcome to both events on Saturday, Oct. 6. 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa. 11am and 3pm. Free. 707.226.5991.
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Oct. 9: Thankful Reflections in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 1:44 PM

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The Santa Rosa Junior College welcomes the public to a Day of Remembrance & Gratitude in recognition of the anniversary of the fires. The day is bookended by two screenings of the locally made documentary Urban Inferno, which tells the story of the Tubbs fire. The film’s writer-director Stephen Seager will be in attendance along with KSRO morning news host Pat Kerrigan for a discussion and several facilitated activities—such as a chalk art mural, music and journaling to help the healing process on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the SRJC’s student center, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 11am. Free. 707.527.4011.
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Oct 9: Global Response in Santa Rosa

Posted By on Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Last October’s wildfires resonated with audiences around the world, including a group of kids in Belgium, who memorialized the event in a series of paintings and collages collected in an exhibit, ‘Le Feu dans les Collines (Fire in the Hills),’ that can be seen in an upcoming illustrated talk by artist and educator Dr. Peter Neumeyer. Learn how and why these students, who were in touch with Neumeyer for a project inspired by his one-time collaborator Edward Gorey last year, came to create the project on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Friends House Library, 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa. 7pm. Free. 707.573.4508.
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Oct. 10: Remember with Art in Napa

Posted By on Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 12:40 PM

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Over the last year, North Bay artists have created works in response to the fires, and this month, several of them display their fire-influenced artworks in ‘Art Responds: The Wine Country Fires,’ an exhibit and series of public gatherings devoted to the anniversary. Several participating artists lost everything, while others bear witness to the community’s recovery in a diverse array of art. An opening reception kicks off the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at First Street Napa, 1300 First St., Napa. 6pm. Free. 707.257.6800.
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Aug. 30: Pizza Life in Sonoma

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:03 AM

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A selection at last year’s Mill Valley Film Festival, North Bay writer-director Matteo Troncone’s irresistible documentary ‘Arrangiarsi (Pizza . . . and the Art of Living)’ takes audiences on an immersive trip to Naples, Italy, which Troncone visited nine times over five years to learn about the art of pizza making. There, he also discovered the artistic tradition of arrangiarsi, meaning to make something from nothing. Foodies, history buffs, art appreciators and everyone else can enjoy the documentary, screening with pizza from Ca’ Momi and winetasting on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St. E., Sonoma. 7pm. $20–$25. 707.996.9756.
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Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Gypsy Jazz Jam in Mill Valley

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 10:59 AM

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Belgian-French guitarist Django Reinhardt is one of the most influential players in Europe’s Gypsy jazz movement, and is still celebrated more than 60 years after his death. This month, the 14th annual DjangoFest Mill Valley features Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis and his trio, who open the festival, French guitar duo Antoine Boyer & Samuelito, Gypsy jazz prodigy Henry Acker and many others. Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 30–Sept. 2, at Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. $35–$65; $199 weekend pass. 415.383.9600.
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