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Guns in South Park Is letting children play with automatic rifles really about gun safety? BY SUSAN LAMONT

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anta Rosa’s South Park neighborhood saw a big police presence Saturday. In a park named for Martin Luther King Jr. and at an event coordinating with Gang Prevention Awareness Week, the police displayed a fully automatic assault rifle, high-powered weaponry and an armored vehicle. Photographs of small children playing with a machine gun at the South Park Summer Day & Night Festival have circulated, causing alarm. The poor judgment by police has been questioned by festival attendees and others who have seen the photographs.

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County advocates for nonviolent solutions. We understand that we cannot create a more peaceful world without first imagining it, and our children can’t imagine it by going to their local park to fondle weapons. When questioned, Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm responded in the Press Democrat, “Whether you like it or not, our police have guns,” adding, “We encourage our cops to get out of the car and interact with the community.” But no one is protesting police patrolling with guns in their holsters. There’s a police presence at the Wednesday Night Market without officers letting children handle automatic rifles or a SWAT vehicle parked at Fourth and Mendocino. Those wishing to normalize the control

of others commonly divert the discussion from the real issue so that it’s soon forgotten. The heavy police presence also reinforced the message that South Park residents need to be protected from each other, thereby fostering distrust and negative stereotypes. The festival celebrated the South Park Youth Center, selfdescribed as being “in one of the highest crime neighborhoods.” But two years ago, the Press Democrat quoted the beat sergeant as saying there are no statistics to back up this perception. I have gone door to door in South Park doing economic-justice outreach, and have found anger and despair. Residents have received the message from Wall Street and Washington, D.C., that the welfare of struggling communities will continue to erode while wealth will be protected by tax codes and police departments. Theft by elites will go unchallenged, while resistance by the have-nots could be met with the same automatic weapons and armed vehicles once welcomed into the community. It is time for our communities to work together to reduce our need for violent solutions. We can begin by changing the violent messages we internalize and pass on to our children. Susan Lamont is center coordinator for the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County. She is also a founding member of Take Back the Wealth, a group sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center currently doing community organizing in the South Park neighborhood.

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I am writing, first of all, to express my thanks to Emily Hunt for her time, talent and efforts in researching and writing the cover story on me and PACH (“As Big as Ever,” Aug. 10). I would also like to express my thanks to the editor for his interest and support, and also, thanks for the great photos, John Blackwell! Not to be nitpicky, but only in the interests of accuracy and to eliminate misunderstandings, I would like to point out a few things. 1) Most importantly, I want to make it very clear that the Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline (PACH) does not provide legal assistance or referrals. We are not lawyers, nor do we give legal advice. We have very specific purposes, which include documenting reports of police abuse and giving support to community members, which include educating the public through community outreach, presentations of pertinent films, “Know Your Rights” presentations and other events. 2) I am not the founder of PACH, but only one of several founding members. The idea for PACH grew from a workshop I led, one of many workshops which were held after a series of community meetings. These meetings took place with the help of other concerned community members, and without them, and the few dedicated volunteers who have hung in there, PACH would not exist. 3) There are not two but three surviving members of the Black Panther Party. In addition to Bobby Seale and myself, Sherman Forte is one of the six founding members still alive. 4) Finally, in the story, it states my radio show is broadcast from KOWS in Occidental. The correct station is not KOWS but KGGV-LP, 95.1 FM, Guerneville, and the program is streamed through www.kggv.blogspot.com. Again, thank you so much.

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Drinking, Writing “Though wineries number in the hundreds, their bottles clinking shoulderto-shoulder on overcrowded shelves, every day some novitiate leaves a lucrative career to trammel dusky juice out of a heap of black grapes—culled, perhaps, from the same vineyards as dozens other of their bewitched brethren.” Whoa, dude! I know James Knight often waxes rhapsodic about wines in his Swirl columns, but the opening sentence to his latest, entitled “Vinoteca,” might make a good argument for Don’t Drink and Write. Seriously: How sloshed was he when he wrote this?

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Housing Holdup The remaining arguments in a lawsuit over the lack of affordable housing in Napa filed by David Grabill for Latinos Unidos del Valle de Napa y Solano will be made in court this month. The lawsuit claims that Napa County’s delayed building of affordable housing in areas with decent access to public transportation and amenities amounts to discrimination against low-income workers, the majority of whom are Latino and African-American. In June, Judge Raymond Guadragni ruled against the first argument, stating that the county’s Housing Element meets the requirements of state law. According to a UC Davis study, Napa County currently has about 1,100 affordable housing units, while approximately 7,000 annual farm laborers work in the area, with 4,000 living year-round.

Without a Net EDUCATION FOR ALL Author Anya Kamenetz graduated from Yale, but now advocates a do-it-yourself path through college.

Street Cred Edupunks turn to ‘DIY U’ to keep higher education cheap, accessible and open BY LEILANI CLARK

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on the American economy as the housing bubble. “It’s basically extremely overpriced,” Thiel said in an interview with the National Review. “There’s this sort of psychosocial component to people taking on these enormous debts

when they go to college simply because that’s what everybody’s doing.” With the latest statistics showing that the average college graduate leaves school with about $27,200 in debt (and that’s just for an undergraduate degree), Thiel’s claim isn’t all that extreme. Enter the edupunks, a ) 10

A forum sponsored by the Marin Peace and Justice Center asks the question, “Can we afford to keep shredding the social safety net?” Panel participants include general-assistance recipients from Marin, who will speak about what it’s like to be part of the most vulnerable population in California’s wealthiest county. Representatives from legal aid organizations from across the Bay Area will also speak about cuts to the general-assistance program and how these affect everyone, not just those receiving aid. The panel is part of MPJC’s monthly potluck on Monday, Aug. 22, at the First Methodist Church. 9 Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael. Potluck at 6:15pm; program at 7:15pm. Free. 415.388.2821.—Leilani Clark

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DIY Education ( 8 group that’s taking a lesson from the do-it-yourself attitude of zinesters, artists and musicians and applying it to learning. “They are approaching education the way that you’d put on a show or start a band or have a gallery opening, but they’re pursuing a personal, communitybased free and open exchange of knowledge, and that’s really transformational,” says Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, as well as the free e-book The Edupunks Guide to a DIY Credential. Kamenetz describes a path less traveled for those interested in nontraditional educational paths. Her books provide a road map to a world of personal learning networks, open-access classrooms and open learning initiatives like MIT’s OpenCourseWare site, which provides free lecture notes, exams and videos from the faculty at the prestigious—and expensive—university. “The most important thing is that they are demonstrating an alternative,” says Kamenetz by phone from Brooklyn, “because people are going to start to wonder, why am I going $24,000 into debt for learning, when—in the words of Good Will Hunting— you could have got it for $1.50 at the local library?” Joshua Doan, a senior engineer at Logitech in Fremont, might not necessarily identify himself as an edupunk, but he has followed the road less traveled when it comes to his career path. Doan says that after floating from job to job in his 20s, from telemarketing to working on a fishing boat up in Alaska, he was ready for something different. While waiting at a bus stop in the cold Northwest rain, Doan took notice of a man working away in a coffee shop, an open laptop and hot cup of coffee before him. “I was like, ‘How the fuck do you do that?’” says Doan, with a laugh. “It seemed like the greatest thing in the world.”

“My roommate was a graphic designer and she worked with web programmers,” says Doan, a former resident of Sonoma County who now lives in Berkeley. “I started going online, and there was a ton of tutorials in HTML and Javascript. I would do those every day after work.” Motivated to expand his skills, Doan built websites for his friends’ punk bands and went on Craigslist to find people who needed web pages built for free or cheap. Within a few years, he was hired as an entry-level web developer, which helped him build enough experience to apply for his current position—all without a college degree.

If I had gotten a computer science degree, everything I would have learned would have been outdated by the time I was looking for a job. “I was underqualified, but I had taught myself how to learn at that point and how to go online and find the tools that I needed so that I was able to climb rapidly,” Doan says. “If I had gone to a four-year university and gotten a computer science degree, everything I would have learned would have been outdated by the time I was looking for a job.” Those who are interested in going the independent-learning route can begin by creating a personal-learning network culled from mentors, colleagues and friends, books and a multitude of free online resources, says Kamenetz. The Khan Academy is a great place for math and science learning, she notes, while TED.com

can inspire those with a humanities focus. One thing to keep in mind is that certain careers do lend themselves to a more alternative approach, says Pippa Buchanan, a learning activist from Australia who currently resides in Lintz, Austria. “Modern ‘knowledge worker’– style career paths such as web development, journalism and types of design are naturally being learned within independent learning models,” says Buchanan by email. “People interested in these fields have had to learn independently in order to stay up to date. In general, formal institutions have not been fast enough to respond to learner demand.” Buchanan adds that the edupunk approach doesn’t always preclude attending “formal institutions”; rather, it can be seen a way to foster lifelong learning, depending upon each person’s needs. Until recently, Buchanan worked as a course and curriculum lead for School of Webcraft, a free learning community for web developers supported by the Mozilla Foundation and developed in partnership with P2PU (Peer 2 Peer University). Peer 2 Peer is a beta platform that provides the means for participants to create their own online courses, and people from all over the world can sign up for the courses at no cost. Buchanan adds that brainstorming is taking place within the independent learning community regarding ways that independent learners can demonstrate knowledge and skills to potential employers, whether through portfolios or skill-specific badges, rather than credentials and diplomas. Even in the midst of a widescale bemoaning of the costs and failures of higher education, DIY U author Kamenetz sees nothing but silver linings. “It’s never been a better time to be a learner,” she says. “Despite the restrictions and the scarcity out there, it’s just an incredible time of possibility.”

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Dropout Boogie Wanna quit college? Here’s 100 grand BY DAEDALUS HOWELL

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the over 400 who applied. According to Thiel Foundation head James O’Neill, “We had planned to award 20 fellowships, but the number of outstanding candidates far exceeded our expectations. It was challenging to select only 24, and impossible to pick only 20.” Mind you, these aren’t the typical college dropouts. Some recipients are like a hybrid of the X-Men and Doogie Howser. Consider 17-year-old Laura Deming, who began her work in biogerontology when she was 12, matriculated at MIT when she was 14 and now plans on extending the human lifespan by a couple centuries so the candles one’s birthday cake will look like a bonfire. Likewise, Andrew Hsu was not like the other boys. While most 10year-olds were playing Little League and reading Harry Potter, he was researching pathology in a lab followed by a puberty spent taking honors degrees in neurobiology, biochemistry and chemistry from the University of Washington. This year, he ditched Stanford University four years into a neuroscience Ph.D. to create iPad games for kids that make them “addicted to learning.” Compensating for a lost childhood or creating a kiddie army on Thiel’s dime? By the time we know, it will be too late. Of course, not all of the Thiel fellows are mental mutants—some are just Russian, like Alexander Kiselev, a 19-year-old Muscovite who’s innovating an inexpensive tool to aid analysis of biochemical samples and “spark a new age of discovery.” The grandiosity of some of the drop-outs’ pitches aligns with their mandate to “build the technology companies of tomorrow.” For fellow Dale Stephens, that “tomorrow” doesn’t even include college as we know it. His aptly -named startup UnCollege claims to be “a social movement changing the notion that going to college is the only path to success.” And if he’s wrong, he can always go back to school. Daedalus Howell dropped out of FMRL.com.

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But my final souvenir of England, however, is a wrinkled copy of the Guardian from Aug. 9 showing the front-page silhouette of a woman in midair, leaping from a second story window against a solid backdrop of bright orange flames. A firefighter stands below with his arms outstretched toward the woman. Both figures, caught forever in tableaux, were trapped in a nightmare created by BlackBerrywielding youth organizers, whose texting helped whip up frenzy for violence and free merchandise. The Guardian photograph was taken in Croydon, where my 10year-old son and I had been invited—but declined—to visit on Aug. 8. We narrowly missed the smoky, violent night my Croydonbased friend later described as “pretty terrible.” The copycat crimes left shops and vehicles torched, killings by hit-and-run vehicles and a man found dead in a car with a bullet in his head. The list goes on. “We want to show the police [and] rich people we can do what we want,” one female teenager told a British reporter. “It was good fun.” Was it fun to rob that injured boy and leave him bleeding, holding his empty backpack? The London riots violated humanity. Violence breeds fear, which Winston Churchill knew to be the ultimate enemy, because it’s paralyzing. As the country continues sorting out what happened, I applaud the solid English citizens who rallied with brooms the next day, reclaiming their streets. Social sustainability demands psychological resilience in the face of horrors, and the stout refusal to let fear—life’s ultimate enemy—triumph.

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Do the math. First there was Boon Eat + Drink, a hip little restaurant that opened two years ago. Boon celebrates the food and wine native to Sonoma County, something that no other restaurant in Guerneville at the time had capitalized on yet. The restaurant has exceeded all expectation of owner Crista Luedtke, who also owns the modern-cool Boon Hotel nearby.

Next came the opening last month of Big Bottom Market, a few doors down. The rural-chic market and deli is a joint venture between Luedtke and Michael Volpatt. Third, Leslie Bahr opened Whitetail Wine Bar next door to Big Bottom the very next day. Whitetail is a comfortable, stylish wine bar that looks like it was airlifted straight out of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and

plopped in the middle of town. Like Boon and Big Bottom, it focuses on small Sonoma County wineries. One, two, three. Do you see? Something is happening in Guerneville. “I think what [the opening of these businesses] is saying about the town is everybody is ready for a change,” says Valerie Munthe, a 20-year Guerneville resident and co-author of Russian River, a title in Arcadia Publishing’s Then & Now series. “The energy is starting to shift.” Guerneville has been many things over the years: summer camp for Pomo Indians, logging camp, vacation retreat for fogchilled San Franciscans, outlaw biker haven, methamphetamine market and LGBT resort town. Now with Boon, Big Bottom and Whitetail, the town may be poised to become a food and wine destination. “Just five years ago, downtown Guerneville was like a ghost town, but I knew that was going to change,” says Munthe. “It always does.” Luedtke can take credit for sparking some of that change. As the owner of the Boon Hotel, she hated the idea of sending her guests out of town to eat and drink. “A, I was sending this money out of town, and B, I was missing an opportunity,” she said. So she took a risk and opened Boon, a midpriced restaurant that she thought would appeal to her hotel guests and locals alike. It worked. In high season, the 32seat restaurant does as many as 130 covers on a busy night. That’s flipping a table five times. The place has resonated with locals, too, whom she says make up 30 percent of her business. But people can only eat at her place so many times, and she saw the need for something else. Enter Michael Volpatt. Like Luedtke, the PR professional is a relative newcomer to Guerneville who fell in love in the town. He too saw a void that needed filling. So he and Luedtke partnered on Big Bottom Market, a place where you ) 18

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can pick up sandwiches or salads made with premium local ingredients, a fancy soda or bottle of Russian River Brewing Co. beer and head out to the river or ocean. Or dine in and sit at the counter in front of the huge windows looking out onto the street. In addition to salads and sandwiches, great desserts and fantastic biscuits, the market is stocked with an eclectic selection of snacks, sweets, books and housewares. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we love it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be in the market,â&#x20AC;? Volpatt says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to handpick everything in the store.â&#x20AC;? The selection of Sonoma County wines (and one â&#x20AC;&#x153;exchange student,â&#x20AC;? a rotating international or out-of-county wine) is especially strong, a tiny goldmine of bottles handpicked by the knowledgeable Hollie Schulze, Big Bottomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager. (Big Bottom takes its name from an old nickname for Guerneville.) Wines are available by the glass and at standard retail prices, and can be enjoyed to go or on-site. With the help of building facade grants and support from county officials, Volpatt believes the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guerneville renaissanceâ&#x20AC;? is here. As a member of the Russian River Chamber of Commerce, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bound to be a little boosterish. But the changes are hard to deny. The once gritty town is cleaning up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to take that blight away downtown,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew underneath it was golden.â&#x20AC;? Given the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic rougharound-the-edge, funky persona, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely (and undesirable, I say) that Guerneville will turn into a posh Healdsburg-on-theRiver. But the chance to capitalize on the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location as a vacation destination smack in the middle of the Russian River winegrowing appellation was an opportunity in the waiting. Luedtke, Volpatt and Bahr have seized the moment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guerneville can become the destination it was meant to be and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been for sometime,â&#x20AC;? says Volpatt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opportunity creates opportunity. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re creating opportunity for other people to follow.â&#x20AC;?

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S O N OMA CO U N TY Arrigoni’s Delicatessen & Cafe Deli. $. A perennial favorite with the downtown lunch crowd. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Sat. 701 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.1297.

Baci Cafe & Wine Bar Italian $$-$$$. Creative Italian and Mediterranean fare in casual setting, with thoughtful wine list featuring local and Italian wines. Lunch, Thurs-Sat; dinner, Thurs-Mon. 336 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.8111.

Barndiva California cuisine. $$-$$$. Delicious food with outdoor seating great for balmy summer nights. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun; brunch, Sun. 231 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.431.0100.

Bear Korean Restaurant Korean. $$.

East West Cafe California cuisine. $$. All vegetarianfriendly. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 128 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.

East West Restaurant California cuisine. $$. Comfortable and casual, Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 557 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.6142.

El Coqui Puerto Rican. $-$$. Authentic and delicious Puerto Rican home cooking. Plan on lunching early–the place fills up fast. 400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.8868.

Pazzo MediterraneanMoroccan. $$-$$$. Dishes from Spain, France, Italy, Greece or Morocco that are all excellent, like the chicken Marrakech, goosed with Moroccan spices, garlic, onions, tomatoes, eggplant and almonds. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 132 Keller St, Petaluma. 707.763.3333.

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Authentic Korean home cooking in informal setting. Exciting array of side-dish condiments add extra oomph. Lunch and dinner daily. 8577 Gravenstein Hwy, Cotati. 707.794.9828.

Eclectic California cuisine. $$. Creative dishes complemented by a great wine list featuring local vintages and many Spanish wines. Great desserts, too. Dinner, Tues-Sat. 13648 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen. 707.938.4844.

Bistro 29 Bistro. $$-$$$. Get an honestly prepared plate of excellence, reasonably priced, at this veritable palace of crepes. Lunch, Tues-Fri; dinner, Tues-Sat. 620 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.546.2929.

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Chloe’s French Cafe

Spare, clean ambiance and some of the freshest sushi you’ll ever eat. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 7531 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.9886.

French. $. Hearty French fare, decadent desserts and excellent selection of French and California wines. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Fri. 3883 Airway Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3095.

Diavola Italian/Pizza. $$. From the folks of Taverna Santi, with artisan wood-fired pizzas and elaborate antipasti served in a rustic-chic old brick former smokehouse. Lunch and dinner Wed-Mon. 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.0111.

exotic Bangkok with some truly soul-satisfying dishes. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Fri; dinner only, Sat-Sun. 5000 Petaluma Blvd S. 707.766.6633.

Sushi Tozai Japanese. $$.

Vineyards Inn Spanish. $$. Authentic foods from Spain, fresh fish off the fire broiler, extensive tapas, as well as paellas and more. Emphasis on organic. Open for lunch and dinner, Wed-Mon. 8445 Sonoma Hwy. (Highway 12), at Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. 707.833.4500.

Thai food with curries that combine the regions classic sweet and tart elements. Some of the best fried bananas to be found. Lunch and dinner, MonSat; dinner, Sun. (Cash only.) 809 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.458.8845.

Benissimo Ristorante & Bar Italian. $$. Hearty and flavorful food in authentic neighborhood-style Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. 415.927.2316.

Buckeye Roadhouse American. $$-$$$. A Marin County institution. Delightful food, friendly and seamless service, and a convivial atmosphere. Try one of the many exotic cocktails. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.331.2600.

Cafe Gratitude Vegan. $$$. Mecca for vegans and raw foodists. Clean, light, refreshing food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 2200 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.824.4652. Casa Mañana Mexican. $. Big burritos a stone’s throw from the perfect picnic spot: Perri Park. The horchata is divine. Lunch and dinner daily. 85 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.454.2384.

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Italian-American. $$. A former Denny’s turned Parisian bistro, with surprisingly competent cozy French favorites like escargot and chicken Cordon Bleu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 7330 Redwood Blvd, Novato. 415.898.4233.

Frantoio Italian. $$-$$$. Perennial winner of SF Chron’s “100 Best,” Frantoio also produces all of its own olive oil. Dinner daily. 152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.289.5777.

Left Bank French. $$-$$$. Splendid, authentic French cuisine. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.927.3331.

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Compadres Rio Grille Western/Mexican. $-$$. Contemporary food and outdoor dining with a Mexican flavor. Located on the river and serving authentic cocktails. Nightly specials and an abiding

love of the San Francisco Giants. 505 Lincoln Ave, Napa. Lunch and dinner daily. 707.253.1111.

Fazerratiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza. $-$$. Great pie, cool brews, the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always on. Great place for post-Little League. Lunch and dinner daily. 1517 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.1188.

La Toque Restaurant French-inspired. $$$$. Set in a comfortable elegantly rustic dining room reminiscent of a French lodge, with a stone

fireplace centerpiece, La Toque makes for memorable special-occasion dining. The elaborate wine pairing menus are luxuriously inspired. Dinner, Wed-Sun. 1314 McKinstry St, Napa. 707.257.5157.

Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by subtle flavors and careful yet casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 6480 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2222.

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Blackstone Winery Blackstone was conceived as a “negociant,” the industry’s new pet term for bulk-wine brand, but this satellite facility produces a variety of ultrapremium-appellation and single-vineyard Sonoma County wines. 8450 Hwy. 12, Kenwood. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 707.833.1999.

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The Natural Process Alliance & Salinia Wine Co. A beige warehouse and a clean-cut, UC Davis–trained winemaker belie the wild-eyed truth: Unusual, fruity “natural wine” as fresh as next Friday, bottled in stainless steel Kleen Kanteens. Ask for Hardy. 3350 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. Friday–Saturday, 10:30am– 6pm, or by appointment. 707.527.7063.

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Considered one of the better wineries in Sonoma. Try the Mouvedre and Sangiovese. Limited picnicking facilities, organic vegetables and homemade bread for sale. On Sundays, the bread is fresh and the Italian-style jug wine, Guadagni, flows. 9282 W. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–4:30pm. 707.433.3372.

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fun spot. Pinot, Zin, Grenache are hot. 240 Center St., Healdsburg. Daily 11am–7pm. 707.922.6362.

Sausal Winery Simple, rural, without corporate crosspromotions and pretense. Good Zinfandel and nice cats. 7370 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 707.433.5136.

Westwood Winery Wonky wine scientist crafts soil-driven wines of beguiling complexity from the promising Annadel Estate vineyard, on the western frontier of Sonoma Valley. Tucked away in historic downtown Sonoma, the handsomely furnished tasting salon is a casual setting for a serious sit-down tasting of food-friendly Pinot Noir and some of the most savory Rhône west of the Rhône. 11 E. Napa St., #3, Sonoma. Hours by appointment; tasting fee $10. 707.935.3246.

N A PA CO U N TY Beaulieu Vineyard History in a glassful of dust– Rutherford dust. Somethingfor-everyone smorgasbord of solid varietal wines, plus library selections of flagship Georges de Latour Cab back to 1970. 1960 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Daily, 10am–5pm. Tastings $15–$20; Reserve Room, $35. 707.967.5233.

Castello di Amorosa Not only an “authentic Medieval Italian castle,” but authentically far more defensible than any other winery in Napa from legions of footmen in chain mail. In wine, there’s something for every taste, but don’t skip the tour of great halls, courtyards, cellars, and–naturally–an authentic dungeon. . 4045 N. St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga. 9:30am–5pm. Tasting fees, $10–$15; tours, $25–$30. Napa Neighbor discounts. 707.967.6272.

Clos Pegase Winery (WC) Practically an art museum. A 2,800-square-foot “cave theater” plays frequent

host to parties and more. Tasting flight of four wines, red and white, $10. 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga. Open daily, 10:30am–5pm. 800.366.8583.

Constant (WC) Boutique winery specializing in the kind of Cabernet that makes the Wine Spectator drool. 2121 Diamond Mountain Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.942.0707. Peju Province Vineyards Talented staff, terrific food pairings and fantastic Cab. 8466 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 10am–6pm. 707.963.3600.

Phifer Pavitt Wines Lots of cowgirl sass but just one wine: “Date Night” Cabernet Sauvignon. Hale bale seating. 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. By appointment. 707.942.4787. PlumpJack Winery Part of the huge empire in part helmed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Syrah, Merlot and more. 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville. Open daily, 10am– 4pm. 707.945.1220.

Round Pond Estate Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc served tableside on the terrace with scrumptious food pairings. Who can’t imagine cozying up next to the big gas-burning hearth, watching the sun set and savoring that Rutherford dusk? 875 Rutherford Road, Rutherford. Tastings by appointment daily, 11am to 4pm. $25. 888.302.2575.

Trefethen Winery Some critics claim Trefethen’s heyday was in the ’60s, but the winery proves them wrong with dependable, delicious wines. Trefethen is one of the oldest wineries in Napa. 1160 Oak Knoll Ave., Napa. Open daily, 11:30am–4:30pm. 707.255.7700.

Vincent Arroyo Winery Small, tasting room is essentially a barn with a table near some barrels, but very friendly, with good wines. 2361 Greenwood Ave., Calistoga. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 707.942.6995.

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here’s a hoary adage about the best way to make a small fortune in the wine business—“Start with a large one”—that has a sad analog for those just wanting to get a college degree in hopes of making a decent living: start with a small fortune. Happily for those seeking to make a career in wine, local community colleges offer viticulture and wine studies for affordable tuition. Thanks to recently granted bonds, these departments are helping to pay expenses with their own brands of locally distributed wine.

“It’s no mercy purchase,” assures instructor Bryan Avila. At Napa Valley College, his program trains budding winemakers in boutique production methods to meet specific profiles of the region’s premium wine styles. It’s a tall order, says Avila, for a winery with the worst turnover in the state. “Everyone leaves at the end of the semester.” Recently, we sampled the latest from Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm Winery (Swirl, June 22). Meanwhile, Napa Valley College Estate has released a slate of new wines and expanded its availability. While it’s too late to pick up a nine-liter amphora of 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, custom-thrown in the ceramics department and sold at auction, regular bottles ($35) of this plum-perfumed, serious Cab are still available. Light and bright, the aromatic 2010 Sauvignon Blanc ($18) toes the line between tropical and grassy, with zippy lychee berry fruit and a nice lift to the finish. Intentionally crafted to tutor students in the big, butterball style, the 2009 Chardonnay ($25) has toasty, buttered popcorn aromas but a breezy finish; while the 2009 Pinot Noir ($25) is soft and fruity, loaded with black cherry, cherry-vanilla cola flavors with a quenching orange peel twist. The cool-climate 2009 Syrah ($25) hits the right notes with distinctive, deli-meat aroma and deep blueberry flavor. The budget “10 Dollar Scholar,” as Avila calls it, is no willynilly batch of odds and ends. The 2010 “Head Trained” white ($10) is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay sexed up with Muscat, designed to entice with sweet aromas and drink like a light summer sipper. The 2009 “Head Trained” red ($12), with a sweet note of hickory smoke, is a deep, juicy red with a hearty, dry finish. Napa Valley College Estate wines can be found in Napa at JV Wine & Spirits (301 First St.), Val’s Liquor (1531 Third St.), by the glass at Carpe Diem (1001 Second St.) and Bistro Don Giovanni (4110 Howard Lane) or online (for pickup at the college) at www.nvcwinery.com. Shone Farm wines can be found at locations throughout Sonoma County. See www.shonefarm.com for more info. —James Knight

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ll signs point to a youth-culture reinvention. American Spirit cigarette sales are through the roof, beer pong has become a hackneyed cliché, adolescents worship bizarre spectacle celebrities and a fairly well-rounded university education has become a commonplace, albeit expensive, adornment. According to data from the Department of Education, the number of college graduates in the United States has more than tripled since the 1960s.

But with more educated graduates in the job field, a bachelor’s degree takes on less and less import. Wrestling with pressures to succeed and a cultural tendency toward indulgence, a steadily increasing number of students in America are turning to drugs in an effort to hyper-focus themselves in a world where smart is quickly going crazy. The drug of the moment: Adderall. A recent study in the journal Addiction showed that in the student bodies of 119 prestigious or competitive universities, 25 percent of students admitted to having tried Adderall, a prescribed attention-deficitdisorder medication that doubles as one of America’s leading “study drugs.” In 2008, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that 6.4 percent of fulltime college students have abused the medication. “Angela,” a Sonoma County native who moved to the East Coast for her first year of college, knows the perils of Adderall all too well. Just two weeks before finals, she left college to seek immediate treatment.

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CRAMMING Ace a final, drop 50 pounds—what’s not to like? More than meets the eye, with Adderall.

“A lot of my friends took study drugs in college—sometimes to have fun, which was sort of looked down upon, but more commonly to get work done, especially essays,” she says. Nonetheless, Adderall usage often goes beyond pill-popping the night before an essay is due to a daily routine. “Adderall combined with Prozac can be very dangerous, and many people I know indulged in that combination frequently,” she admits. “Once, I took Adderall and drank a lot, and it was absolutely the most drunk I’ve ever been.” Lisa Wyatt, director of counseling and psychological services at Sonoma State University, states that it’s important to view Adderall as the powerful amphetamine that it is, with side effects ranging from depression and fatigue to decreased libido and anorexia—or worse. “It can induce a psychotic disorder,” Wyatt cautions. “For people who are susceptible, it can introduce schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It can do some serious neurotransmitter damage.

I’ve seen it induce psychotic episodes,” she says. Anorexia, depression, anxiety and psychotic episodes? Doesn’t quite sound like the hormonally charged and alcoholically capped parties that typically characterize university social life. Yet all of these side effects began to play a large role in Angela’s life later in her second quarter when, exacerbated by the ease of acquiring Adderall, they culminated in her undernourished, 90-pound frame being rushed to the hospital for immediate care during a psychotic breakdown. A recent study by UC Berkeley and the National Institute of Mental Health indicated that worldwide funding for ADHD medication increased by an astounding 274 percent in the decade between 1993 and 2003, with the United States contributing over 83 percent of that spending. Prescriptions for Adderall, naturally, have risen annually. “We’re in such a ‘when we want it’ kind of culture that doesn’t

tolerate working through anxiety as a process,” Wyatt says. “[We] just go to our doctor and get a pill and take it. Of course, that works in short run, but it doesn’t in the long run. And I don’t blame the physicians. I kind of blame our culture for pushing physicians to prescribe more drugs. I think, in turn, parents of students also look to these medications as a quick fix,” she pauses. “We’ve really got a cultural problem, rather than a college-student or medprescription problem.” Now, after a two-month stay in a mental ward, Angela can finally sit back and look objectively at her situation. Drugs played a large part in her institutionalization, and now, with an arsenal of mood stabilizers in her medicine cabinet, they’re playing an uncomfortably large role in keeping her out. Could it be that Adderall, a study drug used to produce the most productive results, is really just an inconspicuous stepping stone to a psychological cycle of nonproduction?

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SEVEN-LAYER SARTRE Yes, voracious readers, there are jobs waiting for you

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Making It Work What godforsaken opportunities exist for English majors? More than you might think (and they’re not forsaken by God) BY SARA JANE POHLMAN

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think my dad still doesn’t know,” muses Gini Rhoda. “I think a lot of parents’ reactions are just like, ‘OK, that’s a phase.’” Rhoda says she hadn’t felt rejected by her family; instead, she was always considered a kind of cheerful oddity. It was always in the back of her mind that she would somehow create a living out of doing something she loved, no matter how many people told her it was impossible. Welcome to the conundrum of the English major. Majoring in English, however, carries extraordinary flexibility. The tired stereotype is that anyone who spent four years haunting a university English department is limited to teaching, but the truth is there are more options. Sonoma State University

English professor Kim HesterWilliams says her students have gone on to earn MFAs, published poetry, fiction and nonfiction and seen their stage plays and screen plays produced. Some go into a wide range of nonprofit work ranging from international relations to environmentalism. “Advertising was the sort of classic career for an English major. I think law has really replaced that, frankly,” says Hester-Williams. “Many [graduates] become editors of journals or at publishing companies.” The official spiel of the SSU English department tells its graduates they can work in business, public relations, advertising, broadcasting, journalism, law, government service, freelancers, publishing, magazine editing, technical writing and the news media. M. Bryn Schut has one year

left in the English department. Currently her jobs include working at the Writing Center in the university library and a parttime stint at Taco Bell. “One of those jobs is really enjoyable. The other involves cheese,” says Schut, who is looking to find something more connected to English. Of the top 10 jobs chosen by English majors, only two of them involve teaching, according to PayScale.com, a website that compiles salary data to illuminate the job market. The rest are positions as editors, technical writers, the law or working in marketing. Rhoda is cautiously optimistic, trusting that a livelihood will fall into place. She scored a job at Lanier Publishing International in Petaluma when she moved to the North Bay to attend Sonoma State. “I’m fairly optimistic for myself,

if only because I’ve never really felt like I had a huge roadblock because of being an English major,” says Rhoda. “I’ve never had any difficulty getting a job in the industry that I wanted to, but I know that’s going to change.” Hester-Williams feels it’s possible, despite all odds, for students to conjure up meaningful careers that connect to their university work. Considering the current economy, holding the Sonoma County unemployment rate at above 10 percent, it’s unclear whether graduate school or diving into the job market is the smarter bet. Nathanial Garrod moved out to Oklahoma State University to enter a graduate program studying college student development. Long-term, he wants to be a novelist, but he decided against a grad program for English. “Very few people make

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Making it Work ( 25 it as novelists right away, and I felt like spending tens of thousands of dollars every year to study how to write was stupid,” Garrod says. English professor Noelle Oxenhandler sees a wide range in choices for her students as they graduate. When job security is anything but, now may be the time to pursue creative and fulfilling interests. “I think some people would look at that reality and see all the more reason to go into something really secure,” says Oxenhandler. “But I would see all the more reason to do the thing that really feeds your soul when you have the chance.”

Brian Evans couldn’t care less that his bachelor degree will label him an English major. More important to him is the proof it offers of his ability to handle a college workload. “I feel like if you work hard, something’s going to happen,” says Evans. “I don’t need a piece of paper that says you studied English. Just because I major in something doesn’t mean that I have to stick with that my whole life.” That sort of flexibility is the key, says Rhoda. “I look at jobs now, and I don’t feel like there’s a scarcity of opportunities,” she says. “It’s just knowing where to look, and being able to mold the skills to any kind of job that you want.”

Justifying Your Passion Type “humanities degrees” into Google, and it’ll helpfully offer to autocomplete your search with “. . . are worthless.” Maybe that speaks for itself; what to do with a humanities degree is on everybody’s mind. We asked four Stanford students why, in such an uncertain job market, they chose to follow their heart. Jackie Basu, history major: “I started out as an engineer, mostly doing chemistry. I really liked the methodology of science. It’s rigorous and empirical, but the more I did it, the less I was interested in the larger questions that I was asking myself. I became more interested in the questions they were asking in political science about the mechanics of state-forming, society’s response to events and collective action.” Tina Miller, product design major: “I’m really interested in everything; I want to see where it all overlaps. That’s why I chose this wonderful interdisciplinary field. It’s a da Vinci major for this era. I get to examine things from ethical, philosophical, technological and aesthetic perspectives.” Alex Garrett, pre-med, and considering concurrent bachelor’s degree in drama: “If you’re a techie major, you’re going to have a more practical—more physical and direct—influence on people’s lives. ‘Fuzzy’ majors are going to change the world in a theoretical and ideological sense. I want to help people in an immediate, one-on-one sense. I see undergrad as an opportunity to grow more as a person, and that will improve my performance as a doctor.” Miles Osgood, English major: “Some college students pick their majors having planned from the start what they’re ‘going to do with that,’” Miles waxes, “but English is not a ‘that,’ and that’s why I picked it.” —Blake Montgomery

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A guide to all those ‘college essentials’ BY JUSTINE MCDANIEL I knew I should have gotten the back shaver. That was my first thought as I moved into my dorm freshman year, looked around at all my cool, hairless classmates and realized that I should have listened to the dorm gods of Bed Bath & Beyond if I ever hoped to fit in here. I mean, out of the entire realm of freshman year faux pas— let’s not talk about the time I dropped my plate, slipped in spaghetti sauce and fell down the stairs; or when I accidentally used an umbrella instead of a raincoat in Seattle (major mistake if you ever want to fit in with the locals); or the semester I thought it was OK to blast High School Musical 3 with my roommate and dance around on benches like I was Vanessa Hudgens—no, I’m pretty sure my failure to buy a back shaver is what socially ruined me. But don’t worry, young collegiate! There is still hope! Each year, anyone who’s anyone in Big Box Store Land puts out a catalogue advising freshmen-tobe of all the dorm necessities to be purchased before Mom and Dad send you off. As long as you obey the dorm-supply gurus and their keen knowledge, you can succeed in college. To wit: in addition to the back shaver, Target tells us we will need a 34-piece Tupperware set. Now, your mom might try to just pass you off with a few of those wimpy Glad click-and-lock bowls, but that won’t fly at college, no siree. What are you going to do with the two-dozen leftovers you want to bring home from the cafeteria every night to eat for breakfast the next morning? (Trust me, the food will be so good, you won’t be able to resist.) Now that you’ve got your mealtimes covered, don’t forget to bring all the things Bed Bath

& Beyond wants you to buy but that are outlawed in most dorms in the country—like barbecue grills, toasters and air-freshener candles. If you set off the fire alarm when you want a grilledcheese sandwich at 3 in the morning, who cares? All the earplugs you bought to protect against your noisy roommate will shield your ears from the sound, and the three-piece sleep mask and portable pillow will allow you to sleep anywhere, so don’t worry! You can snooze on the sidewalk outside until the fire sprinklers stop soaking your stuff. In fact, everything you need for the rest of your life can be found in the dorm-essentials catalogues. They are your bibles. Do not scoff at them, for it will only lead to social and academic ruin. Like, hey, if you decided to add a dog to your den of illegal materials, I bet you could use the back shaver to groom it, too. And then collect all the hair into your 34 pieces of Tupperware and dump it into the trash compactor you conveniently installed in your wardrobe. (Make sure to wash out the Tupperware with your magic four-in-one dishwashing wand.) It may be a challenge to fit all the essentials into your 15-by-15foot dorm, but college is a series of challenges, so look at this as the first one. By the time you’re done using all your appliances, you might even have a couple of hours left to spend in class.

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s a culture, we have been gradually losing the art of everyday storytelling,” says Petaluma standup comic Dave Pokorny. “Sitting in a roomful of people, listening to someone tell a true story—it’s just such a cool, wonderful, fun, exhilarating experience. What I’m hoping to do is to bring the art of storytelling back to Sonoma County.” Last year, Pokorny established a popular monthly series called West Side Stories, in which folks are invited to tell five-minute true stories based on a different theme. Held at Petaluma’s Pelican Arts Gallery (143 Petaluma Blvd. N.; 7:30pm) on the second

Wednesday of the month, the shows have become so popular that earlier this summer, Pokorny started another West Side Stories show at Sebastopol’s Main Stage West Theater (104 N. Main St., Sebastopol; 7:30pm), on the first Wednesday of each month. “I’ve had people come just to be a part of the audience,” Pokorny says, “and by the end of the show they’re saying, ‘I think next month I want to tell a story myself!’ And these stories, because they are true, just have a kind of electricity that you don’t find in a lot of other art forms.” It was Pokorny’s discovery of the power in true storytelling that sparked his evolution away from traditional standup comedy and led him toward a more revealing and personal brand of comedy. Out of this came his critically acclaimed one-man show Based on a True Story, which this week kicks off another new series Pokorny is creating, Flying Solo. The third Wednesday of each month, he’s bringing a different one-person show to Main Stage West, beginning this week (Wednesday, Aug. 17, 8pm) with his own show. Based on a True Story is a comfortably episodic, long-form tale, in which Pokorny traces his adventures from hard-working comic to befuddled family man, along the way relating his adventures teaching comedy traffic school. Alternately hilarious and heart-warming, the show will be presented three more times in September (Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 8pm) at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa. “I got out of standup comedy precisely because there was no room in the standup world for the kind of storytelling I wanted to do,” Pokorny explains. “Good storytelling has more than just laughs. In good storytelling, there’s room for all kinds of emotions.” Pokorny likens his promotion of storytelling to a dad coaxing his kids to eat broccoli. “If they think it’s good for them, they won’t eat it,” he laughs. “So you have to slather it with cheese. Then they’ll try it. That’s a terrible analogy, though. I hate broccoli!”

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TORN Joanna Froggat is incredible as a soldier returning from Afghanistan.

Private Lives

‘In Our Name’ turns the tables on military matrimony BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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notted Union Jacks hung on a line twist in the wind in an early shot in In Our Name. Directorwriter Brian Welsh takes us on a tour of the home front in Newcastle, Northeast England: a lonely coast, deserted brick rowhouses, scarred with graffiti and sealed closed with metal plates. It’s not a place where people are usually sweet to each other, in short. Pvt. Suzy Jackson (Joanna Froggat) has just returned from a tour in Afghanistan. She has family waiting for her: a darkly handsome husband, Mark (Mel Raido), who is also a vet of Iraq, as well as a young daughter slow to forgive her mother for going away. In many movies about a soldier’s return, the wife dwells in the shadow of the man and his stresses. Welsh intelligently reverses the angle and gives this material a novel bend. The husband is the one who starts to come out of the shadows, teased out, as it were, by his chums, who like to needle him about what Suzy got up to when she was in Asia. (These boozing chums call this kind of talk “honesty.”) All it takes is the appearance of Suzy’s old army buddy (Andrew Knott) to bring Mark’s rage to a boil. Froggat, who is excellent, subtly builds her own character’s estrangement and overreaction. There are unbelievable passages, though; one has Suzy brought to near-breakdown during the course of a show-and-tell class. Teachers everywhere will reject the idea that someone in their profession would let young students press a visiting soldier with questions like “Did you shoot anyone?” Unquestionably, the debuting Welsh actress is a talent to watch; Froggat’s restraint and fear is completely believable, and the serious plight this drama honors is summed up in a somber closing title. ‘In Our Name’ screens Thursday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Smith Rafael Film Center. 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 7pm. $10. 415.454.1222.

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Conan the Barbarian (R; 95 min.) Promising to bear no relation to the 1982 turkey starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, this reboot pictures the barbarian as a young man, avenging the destruction of his people. Jason Momoa (Stargate) stars. 1985 Halloween-rental fave about a teen who’s the only one certain his new creepy neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Screenplay by Marti Noxon, co-writer, co-producer for Buffy! (NB)

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July 15ths are relived in this adaptation of David Nicholls’ 2009 novel about college grads who maintain a two-decade friendship and along the way discover their deeper feelings for one another. Co-stars Anne Hathaway (Devil Wears Prada) and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe). (NB)

African American maids in the South at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement is based on Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling debut novel. (NB)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG; 89 min.) Most of the gang are back in this fourth installment of Richard Rodriguez’s pet project, and the first since 2003. The kids, though (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara), aren’t so much kids anymore. (NB)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13; 130 min.) The saga wraps up in a cluttered, confusing though fastpaced adventure in which Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) confronts Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). It’s the end game set up in the vastly superior first part; you’ll be lost if you didn’t rewatch the first half within a week of seeing this one. (RvB)

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Glee: The Concert Movie (PG; 100 min.) Madonna’s choreographer Kevin Tancharoen directs this film of live footage and backstage interviews from the cast of the hit TV series while on their sold-out 2010 tour of North America. (NB)

recreation of the past and an appealing comicbook story about a New York stripling who becomes the patriotic champion of World War II. Chris Evans is the titular hero, and Hugo Weaving plays the impressively disfigured villain “the Red Skull.” Joe Johnston’s direction may be too much in the mode of a classic ’40s movie for the kids, but it has loads to offer, including a drily funny Tommy Lee Jones and surprising art direction. (RvB)

The Change-Up (R; 112 min.) It’s Freaky Friday revisited in comedy starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds as friends who switch bodies after peeing in a magical fountain. Really. (NB) Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13; 118 min.) Exactly what you think. Based on the 2006 graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and starring Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig and Sam Rockwell. Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directs. (NB) Crazy Stupid Love (PG-13; 128 min.) After Steve Carrell’s idyllic marriage unravels, he takes love advice from single pal Ryan Gosling. Hey, that looks like The Graduate’s movie poster! (NB)

Page One: Inside the New York Times (R; 88 min.) Sundance premiere documenting one year in the life of the world’s most famous newsroom comes to theaters. Includes interviews with Gay Talese, Carl Bernstein and David Remnick. (NB)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13; 105 min.) If there are two words that sum up Rupert Wyatt’s film, they are “strangely plausible.” At Genesis, a Bay Area genetic tech lab of about 2012 or so, scientist Will Rodman (Palo Alto’s own James Franco) is working on a cure for Alzheimer’s. When a superintelligent baby lab chimp named Caesar (Andy Serkis) is ordered to be destroyed, Will brings him home to his Peninsula home, and a San Francisco Zoo veterinarian (Freida Pinto) helps him raise the critter. The last third of the film, thrilling and fast, takes over Caesar’s story. Wyatt shines here, bringing in images of urban rebellion that have as much Zeitgeist as the first Apes movie did in 1968. Like the J. J. Abrams remake of Star Trek, this isn’t a demolition job but a handsomely done renovation of an old property. (RvB)

The Smurfs (PG; 109 min.) Evil wizard (Hank Azaria) chases the blue things out of their village, sending them into the arms of Neil Patrick Harris. Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Katy Perry and Paul Reubens add their voices. (NB)

30 Minutes or Less (R; 83 min.) Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) co-stars with Aziz Ansari in this comedy about a pizzadelivery guy forced into a night of crime by a pair of criminal wannabes. From the director of Zombieland. (NB) The Trip (NR; 107 min.) Michael Winterbottom (Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story) directs British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a tour of Northern England’s finer restaurants. Watch for their dueling Michael Caine impressions. At Summerfield Cinemas. (NB)

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Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Backyard Concert Series Bring your low-back lawnchairs for an evening of music, food and drink Thurs at 6. Aug 25, April Smith & Great Picture Show and Belle Brigade. Free. KRSH, 3565 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. www.krsh.com.

Basin Street Music Free live concerts every Fri, 5 to 7, in Petaluma’s theater district. Aug 19, Sean Garvey. Theatre Square, 151 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma.

Dierks Bentley Country-music star headlines Sonoma Country Music BBQ with Thompson Square, Luke Bryan, Pete Stringfellow and McKenna Faith. Aug 21 at 2. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa.

Cotati Accordion Festival Celebrate the squeezebox with giant fest featuring Those Darn Accordions, Limpopo, Polkacide and others. Aug 20-21. $15-$25. La Plaza Park, Old Redwood Highway, Cotati.

755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.861.9190.

J Stalin West Oakland’s finest paints the town green and purple with Philthy Rich, Shady Nate and Stevie Joe. Aug 19 at 8. $25. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Jazz It Up Summer wine and jazz concert series, Sat at 4. Aug 27, Ami Molinelli Brazilian Quartet. Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2222.

Noam Lemish Special evening featuring a presentation on the music of Bhutan and a performance of original suite for King of Bhutan. Aug 19 at 7:30. $10. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org.

M.A.i.M.Ed Fest Grow thy hair long, don thy denim vest, go forth and thrash with Ulysses Siren and others. Aug 20 at 8. $15-$18. Last Day Saloon, 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Each Thurs at 6, rock out downtown. Aug 18, Batacha. Free. Sebastopol Plaza, McKinley St, Sebastopol. www.sebarts.org.

Old Grove Festival Eat, drink and boogie with the Best Intentions and the Mighty Chiplings to benefit state parks. Aug 17 at 4. $10$40. Armstrong Woods State Reserve, Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. 707.869.9177.

Red & White Ball Lavish dance night benefiting Sonoma public schools. With Dave Martin’s House Party band. Aug 20, 6 to 11. Sonoma Plaza, First St E, Sonoma. www.svgreatschools.org.

Songwriters in Sonoma Monthly music series. Aug 18, Tony Gibson, Jon Williams, Trent Yaconelli. $15. Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.934.4090.

Summer Nights on the Green Live concerts during farmers market every Thurs at 6. Aug 18, Soulshine Blues Band. Free. Windsor Town Green, Bell Road and McClelland Drive, Windsor.

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Friday Night Live Live music and dancing every Fri at 7. Aug 26, Brothers Comatose. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale. 707.894.4410.

Friday Night Music Bring a picnic or indulge in food trucks for night of live music weekly, Fri at 5. Aug 26, T’Soul. $5. MichelSchlumberger Winery. 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg. 800.447.3060.

Friday Night Live Live music and dancing every Fri at 7. Aug 26, Brothers Comatose. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale. 707.894.4410.

Frobeck Local favorites release new CD, “Secret Stash.” Aug 20 at 7:30pm. $10. Aubergine,

JUNE, SHE’LL CHANGE HER TUNE Country star

Dierks Bentley plays a rescheduled date on Aug. 21 in Santa Rosa. See Concerts, above.

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Resisters. Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg. 707.431.3301.

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Rock & Pledge Wonderbread 5 and Amy Wigton play a concert benefiting Novato Theater. Aug 21 at 4. City Council Greens, 901 Sherman Ave, Novato.

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Nineties alt-rockers play selections from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buffy the Vampire Slayer,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Empire Recordsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I Married an Axe Murderer.â&#x20AC;? $37-$47. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roma Roasters Aug 19, Solid Air. Aug 20,

Deborah Crooks, Kwame Copeland. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Aubergine

Sun, salsa with lessons. Tues, swing night with lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Wed at 7, open mic. Aug 18, Flyover States, Box Office Poison, Willful Creatures. Aug 19, Electricians, David Gans. Aug 20, Frobeck CD release party (See Concerts). Tues at 7, ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; limelight open mic with Tawnie. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Gaiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden

Blue Heron Restaurant

Hopmonk Tavern

Aug 21 at 3, Blues Burners. 25300 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills. 707.865.9135.

Christyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the Square Every Wed, Gallery Wednesdays (live painting and DJs). 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa.

Cocoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wed, live music. Thurs, reggaeton. Fri at 9, techno and house DJ. Sat, merengue, reggaeton, hip-hop. Sun, cumbia. Tues at 8, salsa dancing with lesson. 21 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.765.1863.

Aug 19, Canta Flor. Aug 20, String Rays. Every Tues, Jim Adams (jazz guitar). 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Highland Dell Aug 19, Nick Gravenites. 21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio. 707.865.2300. Aug 17, Antoine Dufour. Aug 18, Juke Joint with DJ Platurn. Aug 20, Aoife Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donovan. Aug 22, Monday Night Edutainment with Gavinchi Brown. Tues, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Jasper Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aug 17, Brainstorm, Rastatronics. Aug 20, Family Room. Sun, Open Mic. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Kodiak Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aug 19, Erin McKinney. 256 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma. 707.765.5722.

Coffee Catz

Lagunitas Tap Room

Thurs, Science Buzz Cafe (see Lectures). Third Fri at 7:30, West Coast Songwriters showcase (signups at 7). Sat at 2, bluegrass jam. Mon at 6, open mic. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Aug 17, Blue Merle. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon

Aug 17, Brother of Siren. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.623.5453.

Every Wed at 7, North Bay Hootenannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pick-Me-Up Revue. Aug 20, M.A.i.M.Ed Fest with Ulysses Siren, Kaos and others (see Concerts). Mon, karaoke. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

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Aug 19, UB707. Aug 20, Pocket Change. Aug 21, CT Cruisers.

Aug 18, Cotati Accordion Festival Kick-Off Party.

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STEAL YOUR (SMILING) FACE The Electricians play a Dead Dance Party with

David Gans Aug. 19 at Aubergine. See Clubs, above.

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Plaza Bistro

Crossed Bridges When actors can actually pull off the ‘rock dude’ thing Oscar winner, bearded maestro and inveterate crusty old guy Jeff Bridges is joining Bruce Willis, Kevin Bacon, Jared Leto, John Corbett and Keanu Reeves (remember Dogstar?) by putting down the acting mask and taking his rock-and-roll sideshow on the road. But while Leto and Willis brim with ego and are annoying as hell, Bridges actually doesn’t seem too caught up in all the Hollywood razzledazzle. On Aug. 24, Bridges hits up the Marin Center with his band the Abiders—as in “the Dude abides,” although Lebowski diehards, of course, already know this. They’ll be playing some of the catchy, melancholy country tunes like “The Weary Kind” and “Fallin’ and Flyin’” from Bridges’ Oscar-winning 2009 film Crazy Heart alongside new originals from his self-titled Blue Note records debut. Bridges isn’t the best singer in the world, but his slightly ragged crooning works perfectly for a simple bluesy Americana sound. So move over, Jordan Catalano, and watch a real man show you how this singer-actor thing really works. Jeff Bridges and the Abiders abide on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Marin Center. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 8pm. $45–$75. 415.499.6800.—Leilani Clark

19080 Riverside Dr, Sonoma. 707.938.9910.

Northwood Restaurant Thurs at 7, the Thugz (cosmic rock). 19400 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.865.2454.

Papa’s Taverna Fri at 7, live music. Sat at 7 and Sun at 4, Kefi (Greek). Sun at 1:30, Greek dance lessons; at 3:30, live music and bellydance show. 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.769.8545.

Aug 19, Neil Buckley Octet. 420 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.4466.

Quincy’s Pub & Cafe Wed, Hump Day with DJs Armin, Konex and Beset. Thurs, karaoke. Sat, Noches Calientes with DJ H-Smoove. 6590 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park. 707.585.1079.

Red Rose Cafe Sat at 6, Ron Dubin One Man Band (blues). 1770 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.573.9741.

Rita’s Restaurant & Lounge Wed at 8, blues jam with Sonoma County Blues Society. Thurs at 8, Fri and Sat at 9, Sun at 8 karaoke. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.537.0308.

Riverside Bistro Every Fri at 6, Peter Welker Sextet (jazz). 54 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.773.3200.

The Rocks Fri, Lust with Geronimo, Rob Cervantes and guest DJs (sexy Top 40). Sat, Deja Vu with Geronimo (old-school beats). 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.782.0592.

Russian River Brewing Co Aug 21, Trailer Park Rangers. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Spancky’s Wed, DJs Tiana and Char. Thurs at 9, DJ Dray Lopez. Sun at 8, karaoke. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Studio E Aug 20, John Dee Graham. Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.net.

Toad in the Hole Pub Mon, open mic with Phil the Security Guard. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8623.

Tradewinds Thurs, DJ Dave. Aug 19, Amnesia.

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Wed at 6, jazz jam. Aug 18, Sanctuary Lost, Burn Pilot, Dehlingers, Defying Truth, Waxwing. Aug 19, J Stalin, Philthy Rich, Shady Nate, Stevie Joe (see Concerts). Aug 20, Love Equals Death, Our Vinyl Vows, Semi Evolved Simians, My Last Line, Hit System. Sun at 5, rock and blues jam. Mon at 7, young people’s AA. Tues at 7, acoustic Americana jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

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Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

Aug 20, Rock Hounds. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Rancho Nicasio

The Zoo

Sausalito Seahorse

Every Sun, Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunday School. 527 Barham Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.0980.

Wed, Tengo Tango. Aug 18, Polisar Trio. Aug 20, Doc Kraft. Sun at 4, Salsa-lito. Tues, Noel Jewkes and friends (jazz jam). 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

MARIN COUNTY Dance Palace Aug 20, Wesla Whitfield. Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

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AUGUST 20 & 21, 2011

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Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Aug 19, Sun Kings. Aug 20, Tommy Castro. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Aug 17, Blue Light River. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Nickel Rose Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri, DJ dance. 848 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.5551.

19 Broadway Club Aug 17 at 6, Buddy Owen; at 9, Rayner Brock. Third Fri monthly, reggae and dancehall. Aug 20, Kevin Russell. Aug 21 at 3, Lone Star Retrobates; at 9, Jazz Nexus. Mon at 9, open mic. Tues at 9, Uzilevsky Korty Duo with special guests. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

NAPA COUNTY Calistoga Inn

Aug 19, the B Stars. Aug 20, Paul Thorn Band. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Schoenberg Guitars Aug 18, Paul Asbell. 106 Main St, Tiburon. 415.789.0846.

Sleeping Lady Thurs at 9, Texas Blues. Aug 19, Spark & Whisper. Sat at 2, uke jam. Sun at 2, Irish music. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Smiley’s Wed, Larry’s karaoke. Sun, open mic. Mon, reggae. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Southern Pacific Smokehouse Wed, Philip Claypool and friends. Aug 18, Tickets Band. Aug 19, Reckless in Vegas. Aug 20, Michael Lamacchia. Aug 21, Moonlight Rodeo. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.899.9600.

Wed, open mic. Thurs, reggae DJ night. Fri, old-school DJ night. Sat DJ night. 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

Downtown Joe’s Aug 18, Maple Station Express. Aug 19, High Water Blues. Aug 20, Hall One. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Silo’s Aug 17, Those Damn Podcasters. Aug 19, Full-band karaoke. Aug 20, Revolver. Aug 21, NVJS. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Silverado Resort Fri-Sat, Hall 1. 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa. 707.257.0200.

Uptown Theatre Aug 19, Toad the Wet Sprocket (see Concerts). 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Uva Trattoria Wed, Gentlemen of Jazz. Aug 18, Tommy Hill & Rumba Tribe. Aug 19, Nate Lopez Trio. Aug 20, Gentlemen of Jazz. Sun, James and Ted. 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.

San Francisco’s City Guide

No Name Bar Fri at 9, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun at 3, Mal Sharpe’s Dixieland. Tues at 8:30, open mic with Damir. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Cut Chemist

142 Throckmorton Theatre

Nick 13

Aug 19, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks (see Concerts). 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Ukiah-born tough punker now obsessed with Morrissey and eyeliner plays free in-store. Aug 18 at Amoeba SF.

Panama Hotel Restaurant

Relive “Poison,” “Do Me” and “B.B.D.” with all original members in New Jack Swing party. Aug 18-19 at Yoshi’s SF.

Aug 17, Anna Estrada. Aug 18, Deborah Winters. Aug 23, Lorin Rowan. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Peri’s Silver Dollar Aug 17, Whiskey Pills Fiasco. Aug 18, Rahman’s Songwriters. Aug 19, Cup o’ Joe. Aug 20, Honeydust. Aug 21, Rusty’s Songwriters. Every Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Presidio Yacht Club Aug 18, Johnny Darlin.

Master DJ and Jurassic 5’s former secret weapon appears with the rappers Edan and Mr. Lif. Aug 18 at Mezzanine.

Bell Biv Devoe Public Enemy With a live band and incendiary as ever, despite goofiness of “that reality-show star.” Aug 19 at Regency Ballroom.

Be Good Tanyas Enduring Canadian folk trio hits all the right notes, from early hit “The Littlest Birds” to now. Aug 20-21 at the Independent.

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IN HIS ROOM Brian Wilson, reticent in interviews, says touring is getting easier.

God Only Knows

Has Brian Wilson conquered his demons to make a full comeback? BY BRUCE ROBINSON

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et’s do the interview.”

I’ve barely said hello to Brian Wilson, trying to ease into a telephone conversation I’ve approached with anticipation and a measure of unease. But he is clearly raring to go. This is a bit of a surprise. Wilson, of course, is the man who wrote and arranged the great Beach Boys songs, from “Surfin’ USA” to “California Girls” to “Good Vibrations” and dozens more. But anyone familiar with the band’s history also knows that the stress from trying to top those successes—along with strife among the Beach Boys and Wilson’s own drug abuse—triggered a major emotional and psychological breakdown that kept Wilson out of the public eye for many years. He began to re-emerge with a pair of uneven solo albums in 1988 and 1998, which offered welcome but intermittent glimpses of Wilson’s surviving musical gifts. Even after he began a schedule of rapturously received occasional live shows, there were few hints of the minor miracle he would deliver

in 2004, the completion of the long-lost Smile album, his ambitious, aborted follow-up to “Good Vibrations.” Wilson even toured extensively behind it, with a large, impressively skilled and attentively supporting band surrounding him onstage. Yet the big, affable guy at center stage seemed at times to be confused and tentative, carried by the other musicians more than leading them. I wonder if—or how much—that has changed in the intervening seven years. So we open with a softball question about what’s happening in the studio where I’ve reached him. “We’re working on some stuff in Chicago now,” he answers forthrightly. “Some songs, some tracks.” No further details follow. Turning to his current tour, which stops at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on Aug. 25, I ask Wilson if he is now enjoying performing. “I don’t know about enjoying it. I have a lot of fun,” he answers. “The travel part of it is OK now. It was pretty rough before, but it’s getting better.

Brian Wilson performs Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $65–$75. 707.259.0123. www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

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Music

“I’ve gotten myself together; I’m more into it now.” It must be a challenge, I offer, to assemble a set list from all the hits, album tracks, oldies and new material in his catalogue. “Oh no, that’s the easiest part of all,” he replies. “The hard part is doing the songs. The easy part is deciding which ones we want to do.” Why is performing them hard? “It’s not hard,” he snorts. “It’s just an experience.” He’s more forthcoming about his most recent release, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, an unlikely but intriguing merger that he says was instigated by the late composer’s heirs. “They came to me and said, ‘Brian, would you like to do an album called Wilson Sings Gershwin?’ I said I sure would, yes absolutely. So we learned 14 songs and we went in the studio and we cut ’em all. We tried to make a Beach Boy–Gershwin combination.” The set includes two songs that Wilson developed from among Gershwin’s 104 unfinished sketches. “We narrowed it down to just two songs, and we wrote two songs around his chord patterns,” he explains. “We wrote melodies and words to his chord patterns.” (Frequent collaborator Scott Bennett provided the lyrics.) It was an ideal fit for his usual composing method: “Well, first comes the chords, then the melody, then the words.” But those soaring signature harmonies, he reveals, come bit by bit. “I hear it bar by bar. I can’t hear it all in my head.” The interview is over in under nine minutes, the questions answered willingly but briefly, with virtually no depth or reflection. It’s clear from his latest recordings that Wilson’s musical gifts remain accessible and vital. He justifiably retains pride and takes pleasure in his classic tunes, readily identifying “God Only Knows” as his favorite Beach Boys song. But when I ask, why that one? “I don’t know,” he shrugs. “I just like the sound.”

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Sassy Jazz 8:00pm / No Cover

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From 7:30 to 10pm. Yo El Rey Roasting, “Africa.jpg: A Reporter’s Perspective on a Region in Transition,” photographs by Tawanda Kanhema. 1217 Washington St, Calistoga. 707.942.1180.

Aug 18 From 5 to 7pm. Finley Center, “Assemblage,” found-object sculpture by nine artists. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Aug 20 From 4 to 6pm. Quicksilver Mine Co., “Clown Control,” sculpture by Carol Holtzman Fregoso. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799. From 6 to 9pm. Buddha’s Palm Tattoo Gallery, “Our Backyard Bohemia: the People and Places of Sonoma County.” 313 North Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7256. From 5 to 7pm. Marin MOCA, “Streets of Hope: A Glimpse into Africa,” photography by Keven Seaver; “Shattered,” a national juried exhibition. Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

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SONOMA COUNTY Art Honors Life Through Oct, “Funeria’s Fifth Biennial International Ashes to Art Exhibition.” 2860 Bowen St #1, Graton. 707.829.1966.

Arts Guild of Sonoma Ending Aug 29, members’ show with featured artist Beth Changstrom. Wed-Thurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

Buddha’s Palm Tattoo Gallery

Journey Center Gallery

Through November, “Our Backyard Bohemia: the People and Places of Sonoma County.” Reception, Aug 20, 6 to 9. TuesWed and Fri-Sat, noon to 8; Sun, noon to 4. 313 North Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7256.

Through Aug 31, “Sacred Circle Art,” illuminated mandalas of Caterina Martinico and Patricia Waters. Mon-Fri, 9 to 5; weekend hours by appointment. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.2121.

Charles M Schulz Museum

Local Color Gallery

Through Oct 2, “A Change of Scene: Schulz Sketches from Abroad.” Through Dec 11, “Pop’d from the Panel,” parallel worlds of fine art and commercial art. Through Nov 28, “The Games Children Play.” $5-$8. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; SatSun, 10 to 5. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

City Hall Council Chambers Aug 22-Oct 20, “The Roseland Series,” plein air paintings capturing Roseland’s vibrancy by Jamie Mitsu & Alicia Lopez de Oceguera. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010.

Finley Center Finley Community Center. Through Sep 23, “Assemblage,” found-object sculpture by nine artists. Reception, Aug 18, 5 to 7. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through Sep 3, “Out There,” a landscape exhibit. Wed-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9123.

Glaser Center Through Oct 2, “Faces of Spain,” photography by Maite Klein. Thru Oct 2. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Graton Gallery Through Oct 2, “Mixed Elements,” oil paintings and other media by Linda Ratzlaff, John Gruenwald and others. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Oct 8, works by Penny Michel and Mike Tinney. TuesFri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Through Aug 31, “Above the Earth, Below the Sky,” photography by Mike Shoys and paintings by Kai SamuelsDavis. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2744.

Petaluma Arts Center Through Sep 18, “2011 Anonymous,” 19th- and 20th-century photographs and quilts by unknown artists. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Sep 25, “Clown Control,” multimedia sculpture by Carol Holtzman Fregoso. Reception, Aug 20, 4 to 6. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Red Wolf Gallery Ending Aug 28, “Images from Travel,” watercolors by Larry Murphy. Fri-Sun, 11 to 5. 134 Church St, Sonoma. 707.996.3511.

Renga Arts Ongoing, outdoor sculpture garden with work by Patrick Amiot and others. Through Sep 11, “Transition Style,” intergenerational multimedia show. 2371 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.9407.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Sep 11, second-annual “Showin’ on the River,” juried fine art mixed-media, painting and drawing show. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

Russian River Art Gallery Through Sep 6, “The Sculptural World,” an altered book show with various artists’ reimaginings. Daily, 10 to 6. 16200 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.9099.

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Through Sep 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collage/ Assemblage,â&#x20AC;? a juried exhibition, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pop Abstract Expressionism,â&#x20AC;? work by Elliott Jeffries. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

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Art Works Downtown

Through Sep 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art of Life,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Sterling Hoffman. Open daily, 11 to 6. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

Through Sep 23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Material at Play: New Master Works,â&#x20AC;? work by various artists. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

Slaughterhouse Space Through Sep 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sensory Interventions,â&#x20AC;? multimedia installations by Hugh Livingston and Pat Lenz. Sat, noon to 5, and by appointment. 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.1514.

Sonoma County Museum Through Sep 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gertrud Parker: Artist and Collector,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pat Lenz: Nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Poodle.â&#x20AC;? Through Sep 25, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artistry in Wood,â&#x20AC;? fine woodworking exhibition. TuesSun, 11 to 4. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Ending Aug 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: Original Etchings by David Hockneyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebound: A Survey of Contemporary California Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books.â&#x20AC;? Free-$8. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939. SVMA.

Towers Gallery Through Oct 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cruisin,â&#x20AC;? works by various artists. 240 North Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elegance & Essence: Visual Moments in Time,â&#x20AC;? work by Everett Jensen. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Backyard Boogie Through Sep 8, paintings by Joe Leonard. 1609 4th St, San Rafael. 707.256.9483.

Bolinas Museum Through Sep 17, â&#x20AC;&#x153;19th Annual Auction Preview Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? Auction, Sep 17. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Dance Palace Through Sep 15, collage by Elisa Bethptak. Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Gallery Route One Through Sep 18, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Box Show.â&#x20AC;? Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Marin Community Foundation Ending Aug 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Power, Flower Power,â&#x20AC;? black-andwhite photographs of Black Panthers and Haight-Ashbury by Pirkle Jones and RuthMarion Baruch. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato.

Marin MOCA Through Sep 25, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Streets of

Hope: A Glimpse into Africa,â&#x20AC;? photography by Keven Seaver; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shattered,â&#x20AC;? a national juried exhibition. Reception, Aug 20, from 5 to 7. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4, Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Organic Jive Collectiveâ&#x20AC;? sun aug 21 6pm

Moonlight Rodeo 224 vintage way, novato 415/899-9600 www.thesouthernpacific.com

Marin Society of Artists Through Sep 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poetry of Place.â&#x20AC;? Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

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San Geronimo Valley Community Center Ending Aug 30, paintings by Beverly Joan Berrish. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

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Great Petaluma Treasure Hunt Use clues to find treasure and prizes. August 20, 2 to 5. Free. Theatre Square, 151 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma. 707.762.9348.

Hog Island Oyster Farm Tour Sustainable Fairfax presents a tour focusing on aquaculture. Aug 20 at 10am. $10. Hog Island Oyster Co, 20215 Highway 1, Marshall.

Northern California Bicycle Expo Velocentric festival and cycling swap meet celebrates its second year with bands, food, beer, BMX and hella bikes. Aug 20; pre-ride at 8, expo at 10. City Hall Parking Lot, D Street, between First St & Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa.

Riverfront Thursday Nights Wine, dine, shop and play as shops stay open late. Every third Thurs, from 6 to 9. Free. Riverfront District, Downtown, Napa. 707.251.3726.

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Tuesday Evening Comedy Mark Pitta hosts ongoing evenings with established comics and up-and-comers. Tues at 8. $15-$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Events Big Nite SSU fall semester kickoff with bands, bouncy castle, tarot and more. Aug 22 at 8. Free. Commons, Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Intergenerational fashion show focusing on community building and sustainable living. Aug 21 at 3. Masonic Center, 373 N Main St, Sebastopol.

Food & Drink Civic Center Farmers Market Sun at 10am, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eat Local 101â&#x20AC;? provides walking tour with information, cooking advice and ideas inspired by locally grown foods. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 800.897.3276.

Fairfax Farmers Market Wed, 4 to 8. Through Sep. Bolinas Park, 124 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.472.6100.

Fall Biodiversity Organic Plant Sale Get your fall and winter garden started with seedlings from the

mother garden. Aug 20-21, 9 to 5. Tours at 11 and 1. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental.

Healdsburg Farmers Market Market and music every Sat, 9 to noon. Through Nov, market every Tues, 4 to 7. Healdsburg Farmers Market, North and Vine streets, Healdsburg. 707.431.1956.

Hog in the Fog Join Russian River Valley vintners and growers for pre-harvest party, ultimate BBQ and plenty of grape talk. Aug 20, 4 to 10. $75-$850. Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grove and Saraleeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Rd, Windsor.

Lunchtime in the Sculpture Garden Weekly activities and crepes every Thurs through Sep 29. $5-$7. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Novato Farmers Market Join 50 farmers and food purveyors and 25 different artisans in celebrating Marin countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bounty. Every Tues, 4 to 8, through Sep. Downtown Novato, Grant Avenue, Novato. 707.472.6100, ext 104.

Occidental Farmers Market Bohemian market with live music every Fri through Oct 29, 4 to dusk. Downtown Occidental, Bohemian Highway, Occidental. www. occidentalfarmersmarket.com.

Point Reyes Farmers Market Every Sat, 9 to 1, through Nov 5. Tobyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feed Barn, 11250 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. www. marinorganic.org.

Santa Rosa Farmers Markets Sat, 9 to 12. Oakmont Drive and White Oak, Santa Rosa. 707.538.7023. Wed and Sat, 8:30 to 12. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

Sebastopol Farmers Market Through Nov; Sun, 10 to 1:30. Sebastopol Plaza, McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.522.9305.

Sustainable Film, Pizza & Wine Night â&#x20AC;&#x153;Earth Buildingâ&#x20AC;? with Miguel Elliot, followed by wine and pizza fresh from a cob oven. Aug 18 at 6:30. $20. Sustainable Fairfax Center, 141 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax.

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Trumped Again Sausalito Film Fest features docs on Jane Goodall, the Donald Sausalito has long been a center for artists of all kinds, with creativity blooming against the backdrop of the bay. Held at Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cavallo Point this weekend, the Sausalito Film Festival pays tribute to that artistic spirit, with 14 ďŹ lms over two days addressing a range of topics. Among the lineup is Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Journey, a documentary about celebrated anthropologist Jane Goodall. Known for her work with chimpanzees, Goodall has dedicated her life to studying and preserving wildlife. The ďŹ lm follows her through various countries, and includes private footage from the Gombe National Park in Tanzania where Goodall ďŹ rst began her research. Another featured ďŹ lm follows a rather different public ďŹ gure as he interacts with the environment. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Been Trumped (above) tells the story of a Scottish community that fought Donald Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to turn a stretch of fragile coastal land into a golf course. As the ďŹ ght between the citizens and the tycoon unfolds, the cultural differences between the two are underscored. For the diehard, the festival offers a bay cruise, as well as opening-night festivities and a special secret showing of a mystery ďŹ lm. The Sausalito Film Festival is held Friday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 21, at Cavallo Point, Sausalito. Showtimes vary. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$50. 415.887.9506.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Justine McDaniel

Wednesday Night Market Farmers market and street fair features live music and entertainment every Wed, 5 to

8, through Aug 31. Free. Downtown Santa Rosa, Fourth and B streets, Santa Rosa. www.srdowntownmarket.com.

Join artisanal winemakers for talks and tastes of current offerings; every Thurs, 6 to 8. Aug 18, Anthony Filiberti of Anthill Farms and Knez. Big Bottom Market, 16228 Main St, Guerneville. 707.604.7295.

Field Trips History Walking Tour Learn about historic downtown San Rafael with a tour by Marin History Museum. Every third Sat. $5 general; members free. Marin History Museum, Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. www.marinhistory.org.

Wildcare Adventures Family hikes in both English and Spanish. Carpool at 9:15am, hikes begin on location at 10am. Aug 20, Beach Family Day. Free. Canal Alliance, 91 Larkspur St, San Rafael. 415.453.1000.

Film A Boy Called Dad Coming of age drama in which a young father searches for his own father. Aug 20 at 7. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Film Night in the Park Family films now showing at parks throughout Marin county, Fri-Sat at 8pm. Aug 19, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cinema Paradiso.â&#x20AC;? Aug 20, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Kill a Mockingbird.â&#x20AC;? Free. Creek Park, Hub Intersection, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo. www.filmnight.org.

Gone with the Wind Enjoy the film epic as it was meant to be seen, in rich Technicolor on a theatre screen. Aug 17 at 1. $8. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

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Sun, 10 to 1, through Dec. Thurs evenings, 5 to 8, through Aug. Summer Thurs night market features produce, al fresco dining and live entertainment (see Concerts). Windsor Town Green, Bell Road and McClelland Drive, Windsor. 707.838.1320.

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Aug 18, “Love with the Proper Stranger.” 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Movies in the Park Free family entertainment with weekly featured film, activities, live music, BBQ and more every Fri at 6:30. Aug 19, “Cars.” Lucchesi Park, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. www. petalumamovies.com.

Sausalito Film Festival Fourteen films screened at two restored theaters at historic Fort Baker. Aug 19 at 7, “Jane’s Journey.” Aug 20 at 12:30, “Sounds Like a Revolution;” at 1:30, “Home;” at 2:30, “Bombay Beach;” at 4:30, “You’ve Been Trumped;” at 5:00, “Project Happiness;” at 7:45, “Grove;” at 7:30, “Bag It.” Aug 21 at 1, “Harvest;” at 1:30, “Why Not Now;” at 4, “Blood in the Mobile;” at 4:30, “Blackthorn;” at 7, “Hell and Back Again;” at 7:30, a secret screening. $10$50. Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.887.9506.

For Kids Bay Area Discovery Museum Ongoing, “Animal Secrets.” Hands-on art, science and theater camps, art studio, tot spot and lookout cove adventure area. Wed-Thurs at 10 and 11, music with Miss Kitty. $5-$6. Fri at 11, aquarium feeding. Admission: $8-$10. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

Central Library Babytime, Tues at 10:15. Storytime for toddlers, Tues at 11. Preschool storytime, Fri at 11. Free. Central Library, Third and E streets, Santa Rosa. 707.545.0831.

Join us for the final concert of the series featuring an intimate performance by Grammy Award winner Chris Botti!

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Concert for Kids Dennis Hysom and others play tunes for youngsters, Aug 20, 10 to 11. $5. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Healdsburg Library Tues at 10, babytime; at 11, preschool storytime. Free. Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3772.

Kid-Friendly Karaoke Start building your fan base early! Sat, 5 to 8. Free. Barking Dog Roasters, 201 W Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.7446.

Museum Mondays Children ages one to five and their families are invited to enjoy storytime, arts, crafts and museum activities on the fourth Mon monthly, 10 to noon. Free-$5. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Petaluma Library Tues at 10, storytime for ages three to five; at 3, read to a specially trained dog from PAWS for Healing. Wed at 10, babytime; at 7, evening pajama storytime in Spanish and English. Fri at 10, storytime for toddlers. Sat at 4, parent-child reading group for second- and third-graders. Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

Summer Sunsets Music series for kids, Fri evenings, 5 to 7. Aug 19, Asheba. $5-$12. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. 415.339.3942.

Windsor Library Tues at 11:30, preschool storytime; Wed at 10:30, storytime for babies; at 11:30, for toddlers. Free. Windsor Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor. 707.838.1020.

Former Giants announcer in conversation with Bruce Macgowan. Aug 17 at 7:30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Parent/Child Classes Jewish Family and Children’s Services offers family activities and parenting classes. Tues and Thurs, 10 to 11:30, drop-in playtime. $6; no registration necessary. Parents Place, 600 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.491.7959.

Science Buzz Cafe Every Thurs at 6:30, gather with scientists and amateur science fans to discuss weekly topics. Aug 18, “Insectapalooza,” with entomologist Frederique Lavoipierre $3 donation. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

Readings Book Passage Aug 18 at 9am, breakfast with Jane Fonda (see Events). 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Corte Madera Library Aug 23 at 7, Marin Poetry Center’s summer traveling show. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444.

Depot Bookstore & Cafe August 23 at 7, “Dogtown Chronicles” with Doris Ober. 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.2665.

Falkirk Cultural Center Third Thurs monthly, Marin Poetry Center hosts open reading and workshops. Free. www.marinpoetrycenter.org. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael.

Habitat Books Third Wed at 6:30, poetry reading series. $5 donation. 205 Second St, Sausalito. 415.331.3344.

Healdsburg Senior Center

Chops Teen Club Hang-out spot for Santa Rosa teens ages 12 to 20 offers art studio and class, open gym, tech lounge, cafe, recording studio and film club. Hours for high schoolers: Mon-Thurs, 3 to 9; Fri, 3 to 11; Sat and school holidays, noon to 11. For middle school kids: Mon-Fri, 3 to 7; Sat and school holidays, noon to 7. Film club meets Tues at 4. Membership, $5$10 per year. Chops Teen Club,

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Lectures Belva Davis Legendary former news anchor Davis and memoirist Vicki Haddock discuss “Never in my Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism.” Aug 18, 7 to 9. $15. Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.

Third Sunday Salon. Join Healdsburg Literary Guild third Sun monthly, 2 to 4, to honor and discuss craft of writing with featured author. Aug 21, Leah Lubin. Free. 707.433.7119. 133 Matheson St, Healdsburg.

Northpoint Coffee House First and third Wed at 7, Sunset Poetry by the Sea open mic

461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7554.

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Sensual MFK Fisher. “An Extravagant Hunger” author Anne Zimmerman in conversation with Michele Anna Jordan. Aug 21, 2 to 5. $40. 2263 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma. 707.795.9028.

Napa Copperfield’s Books Aug 19 at 7, “Vanishing America” with James Conaway. Aug 20 at 1, “Flavor First” with “Biggest Loser” nutritionist Cheryl Forberg. Aug 21 at 2, “Oyster Culture” with Gwendolyn Meyer. 3900-A Bel Aire Plaza, Highway 29 and Trancas Street, Napa. 707.252.8002.

Point Reyes Books Fourth Mon, Spanish book group. 11315 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1542.

Point Reyes Presbyterian Aug 21 at 3, “The Red Book” with Jane Reynolds. 11445 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1349.

Irreverent three-man romp through annals of our nation’s past. Through Sep 25; Fri-Sun at 8, Sun at 4. $20-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael. www.marinshakespeare. org.

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Debut of rock opera set in World War I. Ending Aug 28; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $20. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

A high-stakes hidden heroin heist. Aug 19-20; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $15-$18. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214.

Kiss Me, Kate Classic musical comedy with timeless Cole Porter songs. Through Sep 4; Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $15-$35. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Much Ado About Nothing All the park’s a stage when actors perform Shakespearean tale of love, trickery and bickery. Through Aug 21; Thurs-Sun at 7. $20-$25. Ives Park, Willow Street and Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol. 707.256.7500.

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Theater The Caretaker Harold Pinter’s darkly humorous exploration of family ties. Aug 25-28; ThuSat at 8, Sun at 5. $12-$18. Imaginists Theatre Collective,

farce. Through Sep 4; FriSat at 8, Sun at 2. $11-$23. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Three new plays performed by the Ross Alternative Works. Aug 18 at 7:30; Aug 19-20 at 8; Aug 21 at 2. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

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and readings. 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.331.0777.

August Wilson’s exploration of the African-American experience in the 1940s. Through Sep 4. $34-$55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

Willy Wonka Roald Dahl’s dark, fantastic tale is brought to the stage. Aug 19-21; Fri at 8, Sat at 2 and 8, Sun at 2. $12-$24. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

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