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Rhapsodies Spring Awakening Why We (Still) Occupy BY CARL PATRICK The tents are gone from city hall, the din of drum circles has faded and the stand-offs between police and protesters seem to be a thing of the past. Indeed, in most peoples’ minds the Occupy movement seems to have left the scene. But this is far from true. While the symbols that best personified this dynamic movement have vanished, the injustices which led to its popularity persist. By the end of 2011, the majority of Occupy encampments were dismantled, often violently. Along with the evictions came an interesting paradox: while many of its critics urged the movement to stick to its message and not the idea of the tent city, as soon as the tents were gone the media could care less about what the movement was up to. Imagine our surprise when, despite spending the last several months building our organization, developing campaigns, building alliances, and organizing well-attended demonstrations with students, teachers, immigrant workers and homeowners facing foreclosure, we continue to hear, “Occupy? That’s still going on?” We have adjusted to every criticism that was flung upon us in those first few months: we have remained nonviolent, we have removed the tents, and we have focused on the inequality between the 99% and the 1%. Yet we continue to hear that the “Occupy movement is dead.” Nothing could be further from the truth. We have built coalitions seeking to end budget cuts; we have launched campaigns against “Corporate Personhood”; we have spearheaded an effort to divest individual and public monies from Wall Street and establish a publicly owned bank in Sonoma County; and we have been active with Occupy Petaluma in its struggle to establish a moratorium on home foreclosures. As long as working people are forced to suffer and struggle just to survive; as long as there is a single soul who must die because of a lack of health insurance; as long as our students are made to be indentured servants to Wall Street because of loan debt; as long as those who create the wealth of this country continue to be robbed of the benefits of this wealth, the Occupy movement will not go away. Carl Patrick is a farm-worker and organizer with Occupy Santa Rosa. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

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I would like to correct an impression made in your April 4 “Top Five,” which stated “Branford Marsalis is terrible at golf, lets people in Sonoma play through.” I was playing at Sonoma Golf Club on March 29 when a foursome in carts came up behind us. Because my foursome was walking, we offered to let their group play through. I immediately recognized one of the guys as Branford Marsalis, and because I play keyboards in a blues band asked if I could have a picture taken to show my bandmates. He graciously complied, and then comped us four frontrow seats at his show at the Napa Valley Opera House that evening. When he came onstage he mentioned the encounter and said, in a self-deprecating way, that we had let him through because we were tired of seeing him hack it up. However, based on my observations, in addition to being a very nice guy, he is also a very good golfer.

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for Buddha,” April 4). Does “trip” mean round trip? If I were in the area, I would be at the hearing speaking against this effort. My other thought is that if book publishing is intrinsic to Buddhism, why are there not publishing presses at every temple? Does anyone anywhere care about preserving rural life?

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Against Housing Mandates At the risk of sounding selfish, I worked hard my entire life, saved my money, bought a house and raised a family here in Marin (“For Richer or For Poorer?” March 28). My children grew up with the knowledge that they probably couldn’t ever afford a house here, and moved to where they could. I am opposed to the state-mandated affordable-housing requirements and its basis. The fact that we in Novato are considered an urban area is totally false. This is based on population rather than density. San Francisco for years has been removing its housing projects and not replacing them. Are we now supposed to build them here?

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Good Reads I loved The Emma Caites Way by A. V. Walters (“A Sense of Place,” April 4). The author’s use of setting, history, personal growth and writing style made this one of my favorite books this year! It’s a must-read and I hope to see more from this author. Thanks for the leads on other books.

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Back in the Summer of ’69 Not so long ago, my generation of anti-war activists marched to protest the Vietnam War, which was taking our youth daily in sacrifice. The war had to end, and it did. We celebrated by having vegetarian potlucks at Ho Chi Minh Park in Berkeley. The kids represented all five races and played Frisbee without a drop of visible prejudice or bad vibes. The adults were good, concerned parents. We had no signs or flyers with intellectual verbalizations—we didn’t need them any longer. The stupid war of all wars had ended. The 1 percent capitulated. Now is the time to finish what we started in Berkeley in 1969.

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iven its stunning setting on the shore of Tomales Bay and a 20-foot mahogany bar, Nick’s Cove would probably remain a popular restaurant even if the food wasn’t any good. But after a recent change of ownership, that’s not a problem. The food is good— if you know what to order. With the sun setting or the

rain slanting down, a seat inside Nick’s is as cozy as it gets. The open fireplace near the heavy front door and deer trophies on the walls make the place feel like a hunting lodge. Open since the 1930s, the restaurant has long served as a roadside tavern between the towns of Marshall and Tomales. Nick’s had fallen into disrepair when restaurateur Pat Kuleto and chef Mark Franz bought it in 1999 with visions of restoring it to its former glory. The venture

proved disastrous as the two faced permit hurdles and a nose-diving economy when the refurbished restaurant opened in 2007. A Point Reyes Light article from last year quoted a letter Kuleto wrote to investors: “For [chef] Mark Franz and I, this has been a complete disaster. . . . Restoring and then operating Nick’s Cove required an endless stream of money. In addition to the $3 million originally provided by the investors, I advanced more than $5 million over the years,

representing everything I had.” With $13 million of debt, Kuleto and Franz were forced to sell. In August, Nick’s Cove sold to Prescott Ashe, managing director of Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco–based investment firm. (Trivia bonus: Ashe was once a principal at Bain Capital, the private equity firm cofounded by Mitt Romney.) With the ownership change, sous chef and Petaluma native Austin Perkins has become executive chef. Perkins emphasizes local produce, fish and meat. The trouble is that Perkins doesn’t always put those ingredients to their best use. The trick to ordering at Nick’s is to stick to the basics. Salads, fish ’n’ chips, burgers and crab cakes are all good. And the oysters. As long as they’re fresh, it’s hard to mess up oysters, and they don’t get much fresher than at Nick’s. On Tuesdays, the restaurant offers $1 Drakes Bay oysters, and a sack of bivalves arrived at the restaurant from the nearby oyster farm just 45 minutes before a dozen hit our table. Nick’s also lays claim to serving the first Tomales Bay barbecued oyster, and the barbecued oysters ($16 for a half dozen) are superb, with the restaurant’s smoky-sweet barbecue sauce and garlic-parsley butter. What are not so good are the higher-end items. Perkins has been given the keys to the car, but he’s still popping the clutch. The duck confit pot pie ($24) would seem to be a slam dunk, but it was flat-out awful. A square section of puffed pastry served as a lid for a gluey, soupy mess that was more cream than anything else. There were bits of duck, carrot and turnip, but the dish was really a bowl of thickened cream with a crust on top. The venison osso bucco ($25) was also a failure. Instead of a meaty venison shank, the dish was made with boneless chunks of deer meat. I like my osso bucco with a little more osso. (Osso bucco means “bone with a hole,” a reference to the marrow in the bone shank the ) 16

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Nick’s Cove ( 15 dish is traditionally made with.) I could live without the bone, but the unrelenting sweetness of the dish that comes from a bed of puréed sweet potatoes, chunks of sweet carrots and a sweet, tomatobased, gravy-like sauce made this dish tiresome after just a few bites. On another visit, the chorizostuffed roasted and grilled quail ($28) sounded good, but the house-made sausage had a disturbing liver flavor and a mealy, pasty texture. Thankfully, there are enough hits to balance out the misses. The aforementioned oysters are of course a must-order. The burger special ($14) served on Tuesdays comes with a fat, cooked-to-order patty and a great brioche bun, three barbecued oysters and a pint of beer on the side. Top that. I was disappointed with the warm cauliflower salad ($10), though, which was really just some mustard-smeared sautéed cauliflower with a few leaves on arugula tossed about, but the perfectly dressed, just-picked Star Route Farms mixed greens salad ($12) offered redemption. I’m forever leery of overbreaded crab cakes, but the twin Dungeness crab cakes ($12) with fennel-arugula salad were allcrab and very good. Desserts rise above, too. Pastry chef Gillian Helquist makes one of the best flourless chocolate cakes I’ve had, an ethereal gâteau Victoire with hazelnut cream and hazelnut brittle ($8). The Clementine granita ($7) with sesame sticks is also a winner. Service at Nick’s is top notch. On both visits, servers were friendly and knew the menu well. Nick’s has always been a great place for to catch the sunset with a cocktail, but it’s worth coming for the food as well. I expect Perkins’ cooking to evolve as he settles in. For now, enjoy the classics at this classic spot. Nick’s Cove, 23240 Hwy. 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.

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seaweed salad, robata grill specialties and premium sakes. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Fri; dinner only Sat. 2446 Patio Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.542.8282.

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Shiso Asian $$ Extensive modern Asian menu with emphasis on sushi–sashimi, nigiri and specialty rolls–made from local ingredients. Ask for the omakase. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat. 19161 Hwy 12, Sonoma. 707.933.9331.

$-$$. Award-winning ales and pub fare. Hearty portions and friendly service. Casual dining, outside patio. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.2337.

Chloe’s French Cafe 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.

Dierk’s Parkside Cafe American. $. Classic, fresh diner food in a comfortable diner setting. Ought to be in a movie. Breakfast and lunch daily. 404 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.573.5955.

Gypsy Cafe Diner. $-$$. Modern comfort food with a transcontinental, healthconscious twist: there’s everything here from vegan tofu and quinoa scramble to burgundy beef pot roast. The gluten-free pancakes are pure Sebastopol, while the Yucatan pulled-pork sandwich crosses borders. Breakfast and lunch, Wed–Mon. 162 N Main St, Sebastopol, 707.861.3825. Hikuni Sushi Bar & Hibachi Japanese. $$$. Terrific teppanyaki plus a full sushi bar, tonkatsu, udon and bento. Lunch and dinner daily. 4100 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.539.9188.

Mac’s Delicatessen Diner. $. Large selection of Jewish-style sandwiches; excellent cole slaw. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Sat. 630 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3785.

Osake Sushi Bar & Grill Japanese. $$$. Gourmet sushi, exotic seasoned

Syrah California-French. $$$. Sophisticated cuisine in restaurant or indoor courtyard. Seasonally changing menu and inventive desserts. Lunch, MonFri; dinner daily. 205 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002.

fare. $$. Irish bar with the traditional stuff. Lunch and dinner daily. 877 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.225.7495.

Fish Seafood. $$-$$$. Incredibly fresh seafood in incredibly relaxed setting overlooking bay. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sat. (Cash only.) 350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.FISH. Locally sourced northern Italian dishes with a Californiacuisine touch. The house red is a custom blend from owner Paul Fradelizio. Lunch and dinner daily. 35 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1618.

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The William Tell House American & Italian.

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.

$$. Marin County’s oldest saloon. Casual and jovial atmosphere. Steaks, pasta, chicken and fish all served with soup or salad. Dinner daily. 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales. 707.878.2403

The Chinese chicken salad is beyond rapturous. Excellent celebrity sightings. Eat in or takeout. Breakfast and lunch daily. 335 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.454.9840.

Easy Street Cafe American. $. Take a gander at the extensive list of Easy Street specials and get a spot by the window to watch Red Hill shoppers wander by. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 882 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.453.1984.

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$$. A nice addition to the local lineup, with a lengthy and wellcrafted repertoire including uncommon dishes like nabeyaki udon, zaru soba, yosenabe and sea bass teriyaki. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Rowland Plaza, 112-C Vintage Way, Novato. 415.898.8500.

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Fazerrati’s Pizza. $-$$. Great pie, cool brews, the game’s always on. Great place for post-Little League. Lunch and dinner daily. 1517 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.1188.

Gilwoods Cafe Diner. $-$$. Classic hometown diner, specializes in the homemade. Breakfast and lunch daily. 1320 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.253.0409. 1313 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.1788.

Miguel’s MexicanCalifornian. $$. Ultracasual setting and laid-back service belies the delicious kitchen magic within; chilaquiles are legendary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1437 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.6868.

Pizza Azzurro Italian. $. Run by a former Tra Vigne and Lark Creek Inn alum, the pizza is simple and thin, and ranks as some of the best in the North Bay. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 1260 Main St (at Clinton), Napa. 707.255.5552.

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American. $-$$. Cafe specializing in barbecue and classic diner fare. Messy, delicious. Lunch and dinner daily. 1010 Lincoln Ave, Napa. 707.226.2633.

Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by subtle flavors and careful yet casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 6480 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2222. Ubuntu Vegetarian. $$$$. Some of the most remarkable specimens of high-end vegetables and fruits available on a restaurant plate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1140 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5656. Zuzu Spanish tapas. $$. Graze your way through a selection of tasty tapas in a lively rustic chic setting with a popular wine bar. Bite-sized Spanish and Latin American specialties include sizzling prawns, Spanish tortilla, and Brazilian style steamed mussels. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 829 Main St, Napa. 707.224.8555.

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Sweetwater Cafe Sometimes it’s all about the atmosphere. Walking into the Sweetwater Music Hall for Sunday Brunch, one might expect a morning-after disarray of crumpled set lists, stray empty beer bottles and a lingering aroma of sweat from the show the night before. Turns out the place cleans up well, especially on Sundays, when there are fresh flowers along the bar, a nice array of tables and nary a broken highball glass in sight for the Sweetwater Cafe’s brunch. The only remnant from the weekend’s rousing nightlife, actually, is a large Anvil equipment case spraypainted with a “RATDOG” stencil and covered in stickers, the most prominent of which reads “Make Bobby Shave.” Onstage, a jazz duo plays “Star Eyes” while small children frolic about the room, and soon, they’re joined by vocalist Audrey Shimkas, who delivers cool, breezy classics—“Bye Bye Blackbird, “How About You,” “Summer Samba”—as reliable as the 100-year-old exposed rafters. But sometimes it’s all about the food, too. Everything on the Sweetwater menu is fresh, and it shows, even in a dish as simple as huevos rancheros, made with tortillas more robust than any I’ve had. A recent menu included goat cheese blintzes with artichoke and preserved lemon ($9.75), a smoked salmon plate with crostini ($10.50) and duck hash with poached eggs ($12.25) alongside staples like brown butter and almond French toast ($8.75) and omelettes with shaved asparagus ($9.50). But don’t hold me to those options. the menu changes constantly, according to seasonal availability and what looks good at the farmers market. All of it thus far has been stellar. The Sweetwater Cafe is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, Monday– Friday; brunch, Saturday–Sunday; and dinner “usually” from 4–10pm (check ahead of time). For the jazz brunch on Sunday, remember to bring quarters to Mill Valley, the city that charges for parking on Sundays. Sweetwater Cafe, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.1700.—Gabe Meline

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S O N OM A CO U N T Y Cotati Corner Fine Wines What a funky college town like Cotati needs in a wine shop is friendly, unpretentious, with a small but unique selection of under $20 wines. And that they have. Thursday tastings. 1818 La Plaza, Ste. 106, Cotati. Open Tuesday–Saturda; tastings, Thursday–Friday, 5–8pm. 707.793.9357.

Freestone Vineyards The casual, airy space is furnished in a whitewashed country French theme. Sit down at long tables for tasting, or have a picnic. Fogdog Pinot and Ovation Chardonnay will have you applauding. 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone. Open Friday– Monday, 10am–4pm. 707.874.1010.

Iron Horse Despite the rustic tasting room, Iron Horse produces sparkling wine and Pinots for the elite. A brilliant view for winetasting. 209786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol. Open daily, 10am–3:30pm. 707.887.1507. Marimar Estate A great stop for locals on a Sunday drive. And the Pinot is fantastic. 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol Open daily, 11am–4pm. 707.823.4365.

Ram’s Gate Winery Fireplaces blaze away, ceilings soar—if the vibe is more executive retreat than tasting room, consider that a positive. Pairings from oysters to albondigas; crispy cured pork belly to seared gulf shrimp; goat cheese tart to nicoise salad. Great views, too. 28700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Open for tasting, Thursday– Monday, 10am–6pm; kitchen open 11am–5pm. 707.721.8700.

Simi Winery Pioneered female winemaking by hiring the first female winemaker in the industry. The tastingroom experience is mediocre,

but the wine is fantastic and worth the wait. Excellent Chard, Sauvignon Blanc and Cab. 16275 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.473.3213.

Unti Vineyards Very friendly and casual with an emphasis on young Italianstyle wines. Yum. 4202 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. By appointment. 707.433.5590.

Windy Hill Estate Like a riddle bottled up in a mystery, it’s all but hidden in plain sight above the 101 freeway’s Cotati Grade. Impressive view; mixed bag of low-alcohol, low-priced Pinots from quirky winery. 1010 W. Railroad Ave., Cotati. Saturday–Sunday noon–5pm. $5 fee. 707.795-3030.

N A PA CO U N T Y August Briggs Winery Tasting room is a white barn lit by skylights and often staffed by the owner’s wife or mother. 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. Open Thursday– Sunday, 11:30am–4:30pm. 707.942.5854.

Darioush Exotic locale, with giant columns and a Persian theme, Darioush is justly famous for its Bordeaux. 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open daily, 10:30am–5pm. 707.257.2345. Krupp Brothers Estates The story of Stagecoach Vineyards is of extremes: two miles end-toend. One billion pounds of rock extracted. Seventy wineries buy the fruit; the Krupps release 2,000 cases including Black Bart Marsanne. 3265 Soda Canyon Road, Napa. Tours by appointment, $25. 707.260.0514. Tasting at A Dozen Vintners, 3000 Hwy. 29, St. Helena. Daily, 10am-5pm. 707.967.0666.

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.

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.

Swanson Vineyards Not lotus-eating, per se, but caviar, Grana Padano, artisan chocolate bonbons–same idea. Whimsically elegant Salon or informal, candystriped Sip Shoppe. Known for Merlot. 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford. Sip Shoppe Thursday–Sunday 11am–5pm; call or ring gate. Fee $15–$20. Salon by appointment, $60. 707.754.4018.

Taste at Oxbow Discover refreshing white varietals Albariño and Vermentino in stylish setting across from Oxbow Market, then move on to Pinot Noir from Carneros pioneer Mahoney Vineyards; Waterstone Wines, too. 708 First St., Napa. Sunday– Thursday, 11am–7pm; Friday– Saturday, 11am–9pm. Tasting fee $10. 707.265.9600. Uncorked at Oxbow Across from the Public Market, this remodeled house in Napa’s historic “Little Italy” is a casual and unaffected joint. Ahnfeldt and Carducci wines include estate Merlot, Syrah, Cab, vinted by Paul Hobbs. Don’t ask about the horse. 605 First St., Napa. Open daily, noon–8pm; winter hours vary. Tasting fee, $10–$20. 707.927.5864.

Velo Vino Napa Valley Cycling-themed bungalow is filled with enough gear to outfit a peloton, plus wine and espresso, too. Tastings include spiced nuts and dried cherries, but sample-sized Clif and Luna Bars are readily available for your impromptu energy bar and wine pairings. 709 Main St., St. Helena. Daily, 10am– 6pm. $10–$25. 707.968.0625.

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here’s a certain sort of person who looks over the gently rolling, perfectly manicured, toxindrenched turf of a golf course and says, “What a waste—we could grow gardens and feed people on that land!” Sheldon S. “Hack” Wilson was a different sort of person. In 1980, he looked upon the 18-hole Chimney Rock Golf Course in Napa and thought, “Hey, I could grow great Cabernet Sauvignon on that land.”

Not that Wilson had any particular antipathy toward golf. It’s just that he’d spent years circumnavigating the globe in search of his dream vineyard, when the cosmopolitan wine importer and writer Alexis Lichine sagely advised him to go west. A WWII Bomber Command veteran and international beverage businessman, Wilson spent 30 years bringing Pepsi-Cola to Africa, but his heart was in Bordeaux. Perhaps because he felt his wife’s heart was still in South Africa, he built his house and the winery in a distinctive, 17th-century Cape Dutch style. And despite his fine wine aspirations, the late Pepsi-pusher was remembered in a 2001 Los Angeles Times obituary as advocating a democratic approach to wine, to go with pizza and tacos, and having offered a catchy slogan of his own: “It’s always time for wine . . . the civilized refreshment.” Current owners the Terlato Wine Group, who import a good percentage of the world’s fine wines, share that outlook. Anthony Terlato is also known for bringing Pinot Grigio to the United States. Terlato completed the golf course’s conversion to vineyards, which leaves only the 19th hole remaining. The tasting room sports a long horseshoe-shaped bar, with plenty of room to mill about when it gets crowded. Whites, like the 2008 Elevage Blanc ($39), opulent with vintage sparkling aromas and a long finish smacking of lemon drop and caramel, are grown off-site, while reds are grown on the contiguous estate. Major themes here are not so much sweet fruit and gloop as savory aromatics and fine, tannic structure. The 2007 Stag’s Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon ($69) is herbal up front and lean in the middle, earning its keep with a sensation of liveliness and purity on the palate. More forthcoming in the velvety, plum-cherry fruit department, with aromas hinting at light Virginia tobacco, the 2007 Elevage ($81) might like to be decanted. Made to Mr. Terlato’s specifications, I’m told, the 2007 Terlato Cabernet Sauvignon ($62) offers a whiff of dusty, ground dried herbs and bay leaf coated in a wash of superfine tannin. A taut, polished style of Cab all around, and definitely above par. Chimney Rock Winery, 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open daily 10am to 5pm. Tasting fees, $20–$30. 707.257.2641.—James Knight

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Most reviews by James Knight. Note: Those listings marked ‘WC’ denote wineries with caves. These wineries are usually only open to the public by appointment. Wineries in these listings appear on a rotating basis.

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Fruits of Their Labor

‘Harvest’ makes stars of immigrant workers and small winery owners at Sonoma International Film Festival BY GABE MELINE

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he has paid $2,000 for Grape Camp, a three-day getaway for tourists who want to learn how to pick grapes in the vineyards. She has perfect salon hair, neatly plucked eyebrows half hidden by sunglasses, and the relaxed demeanor of, well, someone who can afford to spend $2,000 on Grape Camp. While Mexican laborers work the vineyards behind her, she speaks to the camera. “We’ve talked a lot over the last couple days about how happy everybody is,” she says, earnestly. “How happy people are. And you sort of see why. It’s a beautiful way to live.” It’s a nice thought. In Harvest, the new documentary by filmmaker and journalist John Beck premiering April 13 at the Sonoma International Film Festival, vineyard workers do backbreaking work, hustle to fill bins in the dead of night, pick overtime to beat the rains, live in fear of deportation, occasionally get stiffed out of proper payment and are expected to smile when the tourist buses come rolling through. Shot entirely in Sonoma County, the 97-minute documentary covers three months of the 2011 harvest and features an ensemble cast. Harvest contains no swirling and quaffing, no corporate winery talking points approved by the marketing department. Instead, it focuses on five family wineries— Robledo, Rafanelli, Foppiano, Harvest

Moon and Robert Hunter—and their struggles to get through one of the worst harvests in memory. Importantly, it follows a rare all-female picking crew, whose members share harrowing stories of crossing the border and fight to get paid fairly. The film’s release is timely, and in contrast to the recent nationally televised idyll of wine country. Last month, Undercover Boss shadowed the president of Kendall-Jackson as he discovered that—shock of all shocks— people spoke Spanish in his vineyards. And in the eyes of those glued to The Bachelor this past season, a vineyard worker is a white, hunky twenty-something who just hasn’t found the right woman yet. With his small DSLR camera, Beck, a former staffer at the Press Democrat, does what no corporate CEO or network executive would ever consider: he wakes up at 2am and hits the vineyards with actual immigrant workers picking grapes. In visiting nighttime harvests, pickers’ homes and small winemakers’ garages, Beck paints a true picture of the harvest, with no interest in parroting the party line that everybody’s always happy. At the end of the Grape Camp segment, the tourists, having picked grapes for about an hour, stand around filming the immigrant workers on their iPhones. Then it’s time to visit tasting rooms and restaurants. The film cuts to a Pure Luxury Transportation bus driving away on a dirt road, followed by a Mercedes-Benz—literally leaving the vineyard workers in the dust.

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’ve seen tons of the sipping and tasting documentaries, and more of what I call the pseudomystical side of winemaking—which is the, you know, ‘hint of stone fruit on the palate,’ and that kind of shit,” says Beck, driving up toward Healdsburg. “But I’d never seen this before. I think it’s been captured in stills quite a bit, like Dorothea Lange, way back. But also, just in print journalism, I haven’t seen a lot in this county—and I won’t name the newspapers—but you see these stories all the time: ‘Sixteen Laborers Found Living in a Building in Rural Windsor,’ and you see these ICE stings. But I’ve never seen the whole harvest story.” Harvest is not a grand exposé, nor is it an indictment. But it’s not a love letter to the wine industry either, and it bravely addresses what Beck classifies as a longstanding “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule in wine. Every picker interviewed for the documentary, he says, was an undocumented worker from Mexico. “I wanted to know how much these pickers sacrificed to be here,” he says. “You know, you’re buying that bottle off the shelf at Safeway, and you have no idea what went into the making of it.” Today, Beck is hoping to track down three women whose numbers he’s lost but whose addresses he remembers. Paulina, Margarita and Maria are members of the all-female picking crew in Harvest, and Beck wants to give them free tickets to the screening. “What would kill me is if this premiere turned into a super-cheesy wine event, and the women didn’t come to the screening,” he says. “If they were not there, that would suck. But getting ) 23

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BEYOND THE BOTTLE Maria, sharing a laugh in the vineyards. Humor helped the all-female crew in ‘Harvest’ get through one of the worst harvests in memory.

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them there is not easy.” Hired for their attention to detail, the women pickers in Harvest are paid by the hour—not by the bin, like the men, and they argue this at one point in the film. In another scene, three of the women tell of crossing the border. Paulina leaves home as a teenager, pays 350 pesos to a coyote and narrowly escapes an ambush by thieves. Maria pays 1,500 pesos and hides for three days in a trailer before crossing. Margarita is dropped off at midnight, digs a hole under the border fence to the U.S., hitches a ride to Phoenix and then is transferred to another coyote who brings her to L.A. “It’s as if they are selling you,” she says. Beck, who spent three hours himself picking grapes with the workers while filming, calls the work “excruciating.” “In this economy,” he points out, “even when unemployment is a record 12 or 13 percent, you still will not find anyone who’s non-Mexican willing to go out and pick in the vineyards.” We pull down a street to Paulina’s house, a fourplex apartment with three kids playing on the front lawn—except the lawn is actually dirt and weeds, strewn with a shopping cart, a beer bottle, a shoe, an empty can and an overturned pink plastic tricycle. This is the Healdsburg the tourism bureau omits from its photo galleries, and that’s probably just as well; drawn on the mailbox is graffiti of a huge penis, and a large, bulbous “Fuck You.” In the five minutes we’re there, a woman with groceries, a young man with flowers, a kid on a bike and a small dog all enter the building. Paulina’s not there, but Beck has somehow managed to find her son, who gets her on the phone. “Soy Juan, Juan Beck!” he says. “The filmmaker, la pelicula. I’m at su casa right now.” He gets an address, and we walk to the car. “You can see why I have a translator,” he jokes. North of town, we find the place—a signless warehouse next to a tire shop. Out back, a boombox plays while 20 members

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EL GRINGO To relate to the subjects in his film, John Beck picked alongside workers in the vineyards, work he calls ‘excruciating.’

of Paulina’s baile folklórico dance group rehearse on the pavement. Beck finds Paulina, gives her a handbill and explains that he has free tickets for her and her family to the premiere. She nods, and continues to dance. Down in Windsor, we drive a dirt road pockmarked by gravel infill along the railroad tracks. At the end is a leaning blue house with a roof covered in plastic sheeting and cinder blocks in place of shingles. Roosters greet us at the porch, and we walk through a front door of hanging linen. Margarita is there in the kitchen, and she gives a big hug to Beck, who pulls out a handbill for her. On it is a giant picture. “Do you know this lady?” asks Beck, pointing to the photo. Margarita looks down, sees herself on an official film poster, and emits a squeal so loud it could probably be heard in Nevada. On the porch, I ask Margarita about the film. She and her crew did not get paid very well, she confirms—less than the men. In the film, their salty foreman and

advocate, Mike Reilly, proclaims that “the women did just as much work, only when it was done, they did a much better job.” Margarita tells me that every one of the vineyard pickers she knows is an undocumented immigrant, with a border-crossing story similar to hers. I ask how anti-immigrant sentiment in Sonoma County makes her feel, and she responds that it only makes her want to work harder to make her dreams come true. “They’re not going to make me small,” she says. “Someday we will change people’s minds.”

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fter years of writing entertainment pieces for the Press Democrat, John Beck began making short films for the paper’s website. Every week, he produced weekend previews, band interviews and event recaps (disclosure: I was in one once). When he parted ways as a staff writer with the paper—he still freelances on a regular basis—he started Sideshow Video, making short films for small businesses.

In 2010, he and partner Don Lewis made Worst in Show, a documentary about Petaluma’s Ugliest Dog Contest. But when Wine Road hired him for a night harvest shoot, he became intrigued by the process, and the idea for Harvest was born. Robert Hunter Vineyards was the first place Beck filmed for Harvest. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is gonna be a nightmare,’” he says. “And every time I came back, they would just kind of say . . . I know enough Spanish to know that they’re cussing and making fun of me. But if you look at the situation, man, they have no say. The owner of the winery said I can come in and shoot, and the pickers have no say in that. So I was very careful to ask them if it was OK.” The night harvest scenes have a cinematic quality all their own, even one involving a machine harvester at Foppiano. A segment about pigs invading the vineyards affirms the challenges of the small farmer. A day off at Balletto Vineyards yields a much-needed game of baseball. There’s even a little bit of criticism from Randy Pitts, of Harvest Moon Winery, about other winemakers leaving fruit on the vine too long and then having to battle the rains, which makes up Harvest’s third act. Above all, Harvest doesn’t fall into the documentary trap of seizing upon—or worse, creating— a touching narrative, though every story in Harvest could probably have been its own documentary. “More seasoned documentary filmmakers than I probably would have done that,” says Beck, driving back south from Healdsburg. “And here’s the only reason I didn’t: I initially set out with this goal of filming all walks of life. And I thought of Harvest as being this ensemble cast. If it’s called Harvest, and it’s this broad swath, I want to show everybody. In the end, the harvest itself is the character. Does that make sense?” ‘Harvest’ premieres Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Sonoma International Film Festival. Screenings feature wine from Foppiano Vineyards. Sebastiani Winery, 389 Fourth St. E., Sonoma. Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 3:15pm. $15. 707.933.2600.

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A selective list of local films at the Sonoma International Film Festival with North Bay ties 4 Way Stop Part of the “Believe It or Not” shorts program, this fourminute film by Sonoma County’s Herbie Kritzer shows “people being people” at a four-way stop. April 12 at 12:30pm at the Vintage House; April 13 at 11:45am at the Sebastiani Winery Barrel Room Theater. Alarm Clock Alley Shown during the “Spirited Sounds and Animation” shorts program, this three-minute Armani Cooper music video is directed by Sonoma resident Mike Lee. April 12 at 2:45pm at the Vintage House; April 14 at 4pm at Sonoma Community Center.

the son of roller derby’s creator, and a demo by Sonoma County’s Resurrection Roller Girls. Film, April 14 at 3pm at Sebastiani Theatre; Derby at 2pm. Doggie Boogie This “Wizard of Oz for Dogs” by San Francisco filmmaker Romanus Wolter features pups, colorful costumes and fantastical sets. Apr 12 at 6pm at Vintage House; Apr 15 at 9:30am at Vintage House.

Everything Is Going to Be Fine Part of the “Edgy,” shorts program, this humorous tale deals with San Francisco filmmaker Ryan Malloy’s growing anxiety about the fate of the world. April 13 at 6:15pm at Bella Gaia Produced by the local Baum Foundation, this multimedia Vintage House; April 15 at 3pm at Sonoma Valley Women’s Club. journey simulates space flight and shows planet Earth as seen On Falling Film by Peter McEvilley through the eyes of astronauts. follows friends just out of college as April 13 at 6pm at Sonoma they travel from SoCal to Sonoma— Community Center; April 14 at and into the hidden-in-plain-sight 6pm at Sebastiani Theatre. world of Northern California’s Born & Raised Coming-of-age drama by Sebastopol-bred filmmakers explores family, forgiveness and small-town life. April 13 at 7:15pm at the Sonoma Valley Women’s Club; April 14 at 6pm at Vintage House. Buskers Part of the “Sixth Sense” shorts program, this 19-minute documentary by local filmmaker Trent Anderson follows jugglers, musicians and others who make their living performing on city streets around the world. April 13 at 1pm at Vintage House; April 15 at 3:30pm at Vintage House. Circus Dreams Feature film documents a year in the life of famed youth troupe Circus Smirkus, with performance by local acrobats before the film. April 14 at 10am at Sebastiani Theatre; April 15 at 5:30pm at Sebastiani Winery Barrel Room. Derby, Baby! Documentary explores international boom of Roller Derby, featuring attendance of local resident Jerry Seltzer, a founder of the film festival and

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Everything’s cooler when it’s done on an ice skating rink. Literally! All joking aside, bringing home an Olympic gold medal and being able to say “I am a three-time world champion figure skater” probably isn’t something everyone gets to announce on the daily. Peggy Fleming, however, is someone who does. She’s also co-owner of Fleming Jenkins Vineyards in Los Gatos, and an ambassador for ice-skating around the world. The 1968 Olympic champion will be meeting with other ice skating enthusiasts this weekend in Santa Rosa, tied to the Schulz Museum’s current exhibit about women in sports. Be there on Saturday, April 14, at the Schulz Museum. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Free with museum admission. 1pm. 707.579.4452.

This month, Inspector Gadje plays in Petaluma as a part of the Romani arts and culture celebration. And, no, that was not a typo for “Inspector Gadget.” Like Inspector Gadget, this band consists of over a dozen instruments; unlike the quirky 1980s cartoon, it emits a mighty Balkan brass sound that turns heads. (No crime fighting will be done during or after the concert, we hear.) Featuring Santa Rosa native Peter Bonos, the group plays alongside Sani Rifati, with art by Tina Burbank and Xylena Apotheloz, and authentic Romani/Balkan food from Julia Pecak. Get ready and go-go to Petaluma on Saturday, April 14, at the Petaluma Museum. 20 Fourth St., Petaluma. $10. Noon. 707.778.4398.

Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, plays with his band Promise of the Real this weekend. Based out of L.A. and Hawaii, the band provides the crowd with a more bluesy-rock sound than one might expect from the son of a country music legend. But the real question at hand is this: How much weed do you have to smoke to even compare to your father? Playing music is great, but is it basically mandatory to be high 24/7 when you are Willie Nelson’s son? See for yourself this Friday, April 13, at the Sweetwater Music Hall. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. $22. 8pm. 415.388.3850.

Sabertooth Zombie, No Air, Strike to Survive, In Possession, the Vibrating Antennas, Sexual Receptacle, Between Ships, Down Dirty Shake. Screaming. Zombie attire. Prom. If any of these words strike excitement in your bones, prepare to get punked out for the Zombie Prom this weekend in Petaluma. Yes, you can stop waiting for Halloween; it’s time to break out all of the fake blood and other gruesome materials being stored in the back of the closet, because admission is lower when proper zombie attire is worn. Sabertooth Zombie is easily one of the area’s best punk bands, and No Sir has just released a 7-inch brutal enough the scare even the undead. It’s going down on Friday, April 13, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $7-$10. 707.764.3565.

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t may take a radical imagination to describe the â&#x20AC;&#x153;startling joyâ&#x20AC;? that can arise after disasters like the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, but Rebecca Solnit does just that in A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster. Crowned one of the best books of 2009 by the Los Angeles Times, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one entry in the Bay Area authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considerable catalogue. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been called

an essayist, journalist, activist, cultural historian, art critic, a meanderer and more since City Lights published her ďŹ rst book, Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era, in 1990. Novato, in part, can be thanked for Solnitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong political and environmental proclivity. On the phone from her home in San Francisco, she says she still ďŹ nds beauty in northern Marin County, where she lived from the ages of seven to 14.

BY LEILANI CLARK â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the California live oaks and all of the green,â&#x20AC;? says Solnit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The beauty always makes me very happy.â&#x20AC;? Yet, as in her writing, which dwells in dystopia as much as it dwells in possibility, Solnit remembers incidents of racism and violence in her hometown, and recounts a move to San Anselmo with her mother, just before high school, as a chance to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get out.â&#x20AC;? On April 17, Solnit appears at SSU to talk about the writing career that ensued after she traveled to Paris at the age of 17. She later returned to the Bay Area,

where she studied for an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, followed by a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in journalism from UC Berkeley. Still, she professes a deep love for her own research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that 90 percent of what I am as a writer,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is made of things that I learned on my own rather than in college.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written about the egalitarian nature of the most ancient of human activities, walking, in Wanderlust: A History of Walking. Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism addressed the dotcom-era settlement of San Francisco by tech-boom yuppies and the ramiďŹ cations of gentriďŹ cation in a former epicenter of innovation and art. Though her subject matter might not seem on the surface to carry much dramatic juice, her prose is such that even the pedestrian becomes engaging and intriguing, always written in a way thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrically dexterous and beautiful. Solnit resides in a certain school of renegade Western urban historians, alongside Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz, and Erik Davis (no relation), author of Visionary California. These are writers whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve followed Joan Didion into the unmapped woods of California studies, making a permanent trail where there was once only an unmarked path. When I mention Mike Davis, Solnit sounds pleased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a mentor to me,â&#x20AC;? she says. Davis has said about Solnitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s writing that it â&#x20AC;&#x153;summons us to the campďŹ res of resistance.â&#x20AC;? After getting her masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree, Solnit really began to dig into the histories, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;holes in public consciousnessâ&#x20AC;? of her home state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the 1970s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s, it was still seen as a place that was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pretty vacant,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there ) 26 writing about Eadweard

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Muybridge? Why wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anyone writing about the Western Shoshone and Yosemite and the nuclear test sites?â&#x20AC;? The young writer took on the task of ďŹ lling in those holes. Her book Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West examined the connections between the Shoshone land wars and the nuclear testing in Nevada. Later, she wrote about Muybridge, a photography pioneer, in River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. California has a sense of possibility that differs from the East Coast, which rose out of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shadow, she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bay Area is an incubator. You can change your name, change your gender.â&#x20AC;? But she also says that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important not to â&#x20AC;&#x153;romanticizeâ&#x20AC;? the state, running through a list of Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ills, including inequitable tax codes, the steady growth of the prison-industrial complex and a collapsing public education system. For now, Solnit is dividing her time between working on a new book that will take up where A Field Guide to Getting Lost, her 2005 collection of essays and musings, left off, and a New Orleans version of InďŹ nite City, the book that reinvented the idea of an atlas altogether with layered, brilliant cartographies of San Francisco past and present. But before that, Solnit needs to regroup from a recent trip to Japan, where she was on assignment for the London Review of Books to record her observations in diary form one year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Whatever work Solnit produces from her experience in Japan, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been one to stray from examining the darkness for signs of lightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for cracks and ďŹ ssures that might reveal hope, or at least, radical possibility. Rebecca Solnit speaks on Tuesday, April 17, at the Green Music Center. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7pm. Free. 707.664.3517.

KAHN AIR In Si Kahn’s ‘Silver Spoon,’ the daughter of a Wall Street family falls in love with an activist organizing a grape boycott.

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Si Kahn’s community-organizing new musical BY DAVID TEMPLETON

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’m just a political person, and that’s who I am,” admits singer-songwriter Si Kahn, lyricist of the new musicalcomedy Silver Spoon. Also a lifelong union organizer and activist, Kahn is speaking on the phone from his home in Charlotte, N.C., from where he’s been commuting to Sebastopol to tinker on the musical. The play receives its West Coast premiere next week at Main Stage West theater. “I’ve spent my entire life as a labor organizer, a community organizer,” Kahn says, explaining the link between his activist life, his songwriting efforts and his work as a composer of songs for musicals. “I am interested in honoring people’s experiences,” he continues, “which is a lot of what writing songs for different characters is about. In my songs,

I’m always going for the heart and the head. My goal, as a songwriter and a performer, is to create a space in which people are able to feel an emotion. They may cry, they may laugh, they may feel something deeply that changes their mind about the world. Because I’m who I am, I also try to create some political space, so people can say, ‘You know what, I am really mad about that, and I’m going to go out and do something about it.’” In Silver Spoon, written by Boston playwright Amy Merrill, Kahn manages to do all of those things at the same time. Directed by Elizabeth Craven, the intimate romantic comedy is a bit of a Romeo and Juliet story, following the unlikely love story of Polly (Heather Lane), the daughter of a wealthy Wall Street family, and Dan (Peter Warden), who is organizing a nation-wide grape boycott that has been hitting the family’s financial interests. Set in the 1960s, the cast of characters includes Polly’s conservative

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grandfather (John Craven) and Dan’s progressive mother (Karen Pinomaki). The music is directed by Dave MacNab. The show had its world premiere last year in Cambridge, and has undergone a number of changes since, including the addition of a few new songs. According to Kahn, since beginning work on Silver Spoon six years ago, the process has included a fairly regular removal and addition of songs, dropping those that no longer work, discovering that new songs were needed in different places. “There’s a song called ‘We Will Hold the Line,’” he explains, “which wasn’t in the early drafts of the show. At one of our many meetings in preparation for the world premiere in Cambridge, the director of that production, Danny Gadron, said, ‘You know, we hear a lot about what a great organizer Dan is, but we never actually see him organizing.’ So I went home and I wrote the song.” As a touring musician with an enormous folk-music fan base, Kahn finds that he often performs songs in concert that he wrote as part of a musical. He’s contributed to several musicals over the last few years and finds that they have a way of affecting people in concert that’s different from how they affect people in the show. “Theater isn’t just about telling stories,” Kahn says. “There has to be emotional involvement, and for the show to be successful, it has to lift people out of their everyday selves. For one moment, there in the theater, the audience is transfixed, and maybe they are even a little transformed. Good theater makes people forget who they are, as they become involved with the lives and emotions of the characters onstage. “That’s what I work for in my life, and that’s what I worked for in Silver Spoon. And in this show, those magic moments, they seem to happen a lot.”

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Steinbeck Country Monterey to Big Sur a film by John Harris â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Beautifully Filmed Masterpiece!â&#x20AC;?

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he ineffability of the central coast of California has drawn artists in all ďŹ elds, and director John Harris is no exception. Of his image-laden, wordless ďŹ lm Steinbeck Country: Monterey to Big Sur, Harris says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a documentary or a travelogue; the premise is to live in the moment, capturing daily routines in speciďŹ c locations.â&#x20AC;? Against a soundtrack Harris himself composed, Steinbeck Country unfurls with scenes of natureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;pelicans, harbor seals, a particularly outgoing squirrelâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;alongside surfers, lighthouses, the Bixby Bridge and more.

Harris is well known in Monterey as the founder of two theaters. At the 812 Cinema at 812 Cannery Row, the visuals were superb and the accommodations consisted of pillows on the ďŹ&#x201A;oor instead of seats. Later, Harris opened the Dream Theater, which lasted some 25 years nearby on the Row. Even earlier, Harris had a background in L.A. show business, producing special event ďŹ lms for Ann-Margret and Johnny Mathis. He also made a ďŹ lm for â&#x20AC;&#x153;an environmental art galleryâ&#x20AC;? brieďŹ&#x201A;y owned by Jim and Pamela Morrison; the gallery ended when the Doorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lead singer left for his one-way trip to Paris. Harris remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in love with his career anyway. That was part of his self-destruction.â&#x20AC;? When his theaters closed, Harris returned to ďŹ lmmaking. In a small exhibition space seating 30, Harris asked some people to have a look at Steinbeck Country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it would be a couple of friends and my cat watching it, but I had to turn people away,â&#x20AC;? he says. After playing at the Carmel Art and Film Festival last winter, a popular run in Monterey led to Harrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ďŹ lm being brought to Santa Rosa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very pleased and gratiďŹ ed,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a story hereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a ďŹ lm doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be dialogue-driven for the audience to have affection for it. It goes to show you never really know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Steinbeck Country: Monterey to Big Surâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opens Friday, April 13, at Summerfield Cinemas.

Film capsules by Gary Brandt and Richard von Busack.

NEW MOVIES The Cabin in the Woods (R; 105 min.) Director Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon aim to return quality chills to the horror genre in film about a group of friends vacationing in a remote cabin. Nifty movie poster. (GB)

Lockout (PG-13; 110 min.) A government agent (Guy Pearce) falsely accused of espionage is offered amnesty if he can rescue the president’s daughter from a space prison that’s fallen to the inmates. Screenplay by Luc Besson (Nikita, The Fifth Element). (GB)

Steinbeck Country: Monterey to Big Sur (NR; 53 min.) New John Harris nature documentary takes in the West Coast. See review, adjacent page.

The Three Stooges (PG-13; 85 min.) The Farrelly brothers bring the classic trio to the big screen in an original story starring Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes as Larry and Mad TV’s Will Sasso as Curly. (GB)

ALSO PLAYING American Reunion (R; 115 min.) Fourth in the original American Pie series sends the original cast back to Michigan for their 10-year high school reunion. (GB)

Casa de Mi Padre (R; 84 min.) Will Ferrell and Adam McKay team again for comedy (in Spanish!) about two brothers who must save padre’s ranch from a powerful drug lord. With Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. (GB) The Deep Blue Sea (R; 98 min.) Rachel Wiesz stars as the wife of a prominent judge who leaves her marriage for an ex-RAF pilot in drama set in 1950s postwar Britain. At the Rafael Film Center. (GB)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG; 94 min.) Universal Pictures takes quite a few liberties in this 3-D animated version of the classic Seuss story. With the voices of Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift and Ed Helms. (GB) Friends with Kids (R; 107 min.) The last pair in a circle of thirty-something friends, all having children, adopt a plan to remain platonic while having a child after witnessing how offspring have affected their friends’ relationships. With Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. (GB) The Hunger Games (PG-13; 142 min.) Droolingly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling young adult novel about a dystopian future where teens kill teens in annual rated-PG-13 bloodsports. (GB)

The Island President (NR; 101 min.)

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Jeff Who Lives at Home (R; 82 in.) Zeroambition 30-year-old steps out from mom’s basement to stalk his brother’s adulterous wife in indie comedy starring Jason Segel. (GB)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (NR; 81 min.) An inside look at top Michelin-rated sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, in Tokyo, and the chef who founded it. (GB) John Carter (PG-13; 132 min.) Bigscreen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series about a Confederate Civil War captain transported to Mars. Live-action directorial debut of Pixar’s Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E). (GB)

Mirror Mirror (PG; 106 min.) Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) directs live-action adaptation of Snow White tale starring Julia Roberts as the evil queen. With Sean Bean, and Lily Collins as Snow White. (GB) Safe House (R; 117 min.) When a CIA safe house is attacked by Cape Town rebels, the paper-pushing agent must step up to transport the secured criminal to an even safer house. With Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. (GB) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13; 111 min.) Ewan McGregor plays a fisheries expert who helps realize a sheik’s dream of creating a river for fly-fishing in the desert. With Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott-Thomas. (GB)

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his summer, the island nation of Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence from British colonial rule. The year 1962 saw the London debut of the Rolling Stones, the excommunication of Fidel Castro by Pope John XXIII and the death of Marilyn Monroe. It was an era that truly changed the world. Progressive ideas blossomed, and music took on a whole new role.

A surge in Jamaican record labels churned out what would become some of the world’s most dynamic, revolutionary music. A list of Studio One recordings from the 1960s reads like a hall-of-fame of Jamaican royalty—Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, the Skatalites.

This year marks the 48th anniversary of the Skatalites, the band that invented ska as we know it today. Their music has witnessed a half-century of international adaptations, from its jazzy roots to the rude boys of English Two-Tone and the ska-punk brannigans of California Third Wave. “The Skatalites have a tremendous amount of energy onstage. We get as much back from the people as they do from us,” says band manager Ken Stewart. En route to a show in New York City, Stewart describes a band that plays around 150 dates a year. “I’ve never seen anyone,” he adds, “who couldn’t resist moving their body at a show.” The band has welcomed new players as original members pass away. “People ask the elders, ‘When are you going retire?’ The answer is pretty much never,” says Stewart. With the passing of founding drummer Lloyd Knibb last May, who is said to have played on some 2,000 recordings, the band is releasing a new album, Walk with Me, which will feature Knibb’s last recordings. The Skatalites are currently headlining the Echoes of Kingston Tour, benefiting the Alpha Boys School, a home for wayward kids, in Kingston, Jamaica. Established in the 1880s, the school’s music program paved the way for many of the band’s original members, along with Yellowman, Johnny Osbourne and Rico Rodriguez. The tour is collecting gently used musical instruments to take back to Jamaica. The show also features Berkeley’s Junior Toots, son of Frederick “Toots” Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. “I definitely support the project to get instruments to the school and pay tribute to the legends that are giving back,” says Junior Toots. “Ska did a lot for the business at home and abroad, bringing people together in a dance-oriented, positive light.” The Skatalites appear with Junior Toots and the Delirians on Monday, April 16, at the Last Day Saloon. 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 8pm. $20–$23. 707.545.2343.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Cinnabar Chamber Singers Mixed male and female voices explore a variety of musical styles. Tuesdays, 7:15pm, through May 22. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

Cinnabar Womens’ Chorus All-women chorus harmonizes to a variety of tunes. Wednesdays, 7:15pm, through May 23. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

Dennis Hysom & Wooleycat Concert for kids ages 2 to 8. Apr 14, 11am. $5. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Disney’s Choo-choo Soul Genevieve Goings hips it up with kid-friendly beat-boxing about the ABCs. Apr 17, 6:30pm. $16-$21. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Jerry Joseph & Jackmormons Self-assured rocker whose songs have been covered widely. Apr 13, 8:30pm. $13-$15. Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Joe Craven Trio

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Trio plays a mix of jazz, bluegrass and world music with John Burr and Kendrick Freeman. Apr 14, 7:30pm. $22$25. Sebastopol Community Center Annex, 350 Morris St, Sebastopol.

Mill Valley Chamber Music Society presents awardwinning string ensemble. Apr 15, 5pm. $15-$30. Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley.

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Redwood Arts Council presents famed Irish fiddler and jazz pianist (not the depressing author). Apr 14, 8pm. $10. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Jonathan Richman The most sincere man in music returns to serenade the crowd. Apr 12, 8pm. $16. Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Jenni Rivera

Hawaiian slack key guitar legend performs with Stephen Inglis and Patrick Landeza. Apr 13, 8pm. $12-$24. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Lenny Williams Voice of Tower of Power’s classic era comes to Marin. Apr 14, 9pm. $29.50-$39.50. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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Middle Eastern singer formerly of the Ali Khan Band. Apr 14, 8pm. $15-$25. Dhyana Center Lofts, 186 N Main St, Sebastopol. 800.796.6863.

Second Fri, 8-10:30. Get your yaya’s out. Second Friday of every month. $10. Welcome Grange Hall, 3275 Hagen Rd, Napa.

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Nashville songwriter appears with Zack Hackendorf. Apr 11, 7pm. $25. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Benefit for the Phoenix featuring Sabertooth Zombie, No Sir, Strike to Survive, In Possession, Vibrating Antennas and more. Apr 13, 8pm. $7. Phoenix Theater,

Fifty-year reggae veteran tours on heels of new EP, produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. Apr 15, 7pm. $45-$55. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Pair of singer-songwriters turned music theater composers team up to perform their most celebrated songs. Apr 17, 8pm. $45. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Apr 13, Sean Garvey Band. Apr 14, Dictator-tots. Apr 15, Orsini Trio. Apr 16, Community Drums. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Center Apr 15, The New Trust, Merchandise, No Sir, Youth Avoiders, Acid Fast. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009..

Aubergine Apr 12, Maria in the Shower with the Easy Leaves. Apr 13, Polecat and Lonesome Locomotive. Tues, 7pm, ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; limelight open mic with Tawnie. Wed, 7pm, open mic. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Barley & Hops Tavern Fri, Jen Tucker. 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9037.

Christyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the Square Apr 12, Emily Jane White, Coalmine Spindle, Foxtails Brigade, Andrew Maurer. 96 Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8565.

Coffee Catz Mon, 6pm, open mic. Sat, 2pm, Bluegrass jam. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Doc Hollidayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon Wed, Sonoma County Blues Society live music. Apr 13, Blues Burners. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.623.5453.

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with the Frankadelics at the River Theater this week. See Clubs, this page.

Inn at the Tides Sat, Maple Profant. Bay View Restaurant. 800 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. 800.541.7788.

Jasper Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wed, Brainstorm. Sun, open mic. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Last Day Saloon

Fri, DJ Mike. Wed, Sat, karaoke. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.792.9847.

Apr 13, Prezident Brown featuring River Jordan. Apr 16, Echoes of Kingston Tour featuring the Skatalites with special guest Junior Toots and Fyah Squad Band. Mon, karaoke. Wed, 7pm, North Bay Hootenannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pick-Me-Up Revue. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

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Flamingo Lounge Apr 13-14, Crossfire. Sun, 7pm, salsa with lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

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Apr 11, French Session. Apr 12, Tony Gagarin. Apr 13, Comedy Night. Apr 14, Ruminators. Apr 15, Michael Bolivar. Tues, Jim Adams. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Hopmonk Sonoma Apr 13, Clay Hawkins. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Hopmonk Tavern Apr 12, Cabaret De Caliente. Apr 13, B-Side Players. Apr 14, Papadosio and Govinda. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. Tues, 7:30pm, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Apr 12, Susan Sutton. Apr 17, 6pm, Maple Profant. Sun, Kit Mariahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open mic. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

My Friend Joe Thurs, 7:30pm, Rubber Chicken Open Mic. 1810 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.829.3403.

Mystic Theatre Apr 12, Jonathan Richman. Apr 13, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons with Huckle. Apr 14, Zepperella, Pyronauts and Stars Turn Me On. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Nonniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ristorante Italiano Mon, 6pm, Steve Swanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sinatra croonings. Wed,

6:30pm, Don Giovannis. 420 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.0222.

Northwood Restaurant Thurs, 7pm,Thugz. 19400 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.865.2454.

Olive & Vine Cafe Every other Sunday, Songwriter Sessions. 14301 Arnold St, Glen Ellen. 707.996.9150.

Phoenix Theater Apr 13, Zombie Prom with Sabertooth Zombie, No Sir, Strike to Survive, In Possession, Vibrating Antennas and more. Mon, 7pm, young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AA. Tues, 7pm, Acoustic Americana jam. Wed, 6pm, Jazz jam. Second Thursday of every month, writers workshops. Sun, 5pm, rock and blues jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Redwood Cafe Apr 13, Hundred. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

River Theatre Apr 13, Thugz, Frankadelics. 16135 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.3194.

The Rocks Bar & Lounge Fri and Sat, Top 40 DJs hosted by DJ Stevie B. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.782.0592.

Russian River Brewing Co. Apr 13, Gabe Rivera, badass

Sebastopol Community Center Annex Apr 14, Joe Craven Trio. 350 Morris St, Sebastopol.

special guests. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

No Name Bar

Tomales Town Hall

Tues, 8:30pm, open mic with Damir. Fri, 9pm, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun, 3pm, Mal Sharpe’s Dixieland. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Third Sunday of every month, 7pm, Open mic. 27150 Hwy 1, Tomales.

Society: Culture House

Peri’s Silver Dollar

Wed, Gallery Wednesday. DJs and art curated by Jared Powell. Thurs, Casa Rasta. Sun, Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunday School. 528 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, No phone.

Apr 11, Dr. Mojo. Apr 12, Mark’s Jam Sammich. Apr 13, Sabbath Lives. Apr 14, Feather Witch and the Milfs. Apr 15, Now and Zen. Apr 17, Andre and friends. Apr 18, Continentals. Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Spancky’s Apr 13, Ed Early. Apr 14, Levi Lloyd. Thurs, 9pm, DJ Dray Lopez. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Toad in the Hole Pub Apr 13, Paul Riley. Apr 14, Slow Dance Killers. Mon, open mic. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8623.

Tradewinds Apr 11, Tony Gibson. Apr 13, Bern Man. Apr 14, Johnny Tsumani. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. Thurs, DJ Dave. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Wells Fargo Center Apr 15, Jenni Rivera. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Sausalito Seahorse Apr 12, Lady D and the Tramps. Apr 13, Curtis Lawson Quintet. Apr 14, James Moseley. Apr 15, Mazacote. Tues, jazz jam. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

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

Hydro Grill Fri, Sat, blues. Sun, 7pm, Swing Seven. 1403 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.9777.

Napa Valley Opera House Apr 13, Blame Sally. Apr 14, Garage Band 101. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Silo’s

Mon, 8pm, open mic with Simon Costa. Thurs, 9pm, Texas Blues. Sat, 2pm, juke jam. Sun, 2pm, Irish music. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Apr 11, Giants of Jazz. Apr 14, 8pm, Petty Theft. Apr 15, Napa Valley Jazz Society. Wed, 7pm, jam session. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

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Apr 12, HillWilliams. Apr 13, Gravel Spreaders. Apr 14, Otto Mobile & Scarecrows. Mon, reggae. Wed, Larry’s karaoke.

Apr 11, 8pm, Mat Kearney. Apr 15, Jimmy Cliff. Apr 18, Squeeze. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Mon, open mic with KC Turner. 877 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.225.7495.

George’s Nightclub Apr 13, AzDz plus the Butlers. Apr 14, Lenny Williams. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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

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Galleries OPENINGS Apr 15 At 2pm. Marin Society of Artists, “Open Craft and Sculpture,” a juried exhibit featuring various members. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561. At 3pm. Gallery Route One, “A Traves de Neustros Ojos,” Latino photography project. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Apr 14 At 6pm. Hammerfriar Gallery, “Mediterranean Visions,” exhibit features collaborative work of Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Peter Crompton and Francesco Cafiso. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600. At 4pm. Quicksilver Mine Co., “Beyond Words: New Portraits and Places,” by Kai Samuels-Davis. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Academically rigorous and experientially rich

MA in Psychology Depth Psychology Program Information Meeting Saturday, April 14 2 - 4pm, Stevenson Hall 3095 Sonoma State University

SCHOOL OF EXTENDED EDUCATION For information call Laurel McCabe at 707.664.2130 www.sonoma.edu/psychology/depth

At 5:30pm. Book Passage, paintings and drawings by Susan Hall. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960. At 4pm. Petaluma Arts Center, “A Culture Within: The Japanese American Experience through Art,” featuring works of Henry Sugimoto. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600. At 4:30pm. Phantom IV Gallery, “Bohemia Ranch Waterfalls Vernissage,” new paintings and lithographs by Ryan Douglas and William Wheeler. 9077 Windsor Rd, Windsor. 707.527.5447.

SONOMA COUNTY ArtStart Art House Apr 13, 6pm, “Drawing Rally,” live drawing event features ArtStart Alumni and emerging artists creating art side by side. Free. 716 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.2345.

Blue Door Gallery Through Apr 20, Paintings on display by Michelle K Irwin. 16359 Main Street, Guerveville. 707.865.9878.

Calabi Gallery Through May 20, “100 Years of Bay Area Art,” featuring art from 1910-2010. Through May 20, “100 Years of Bay Area Art,” featuring local art from 1910-2010. 144 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.781.7070.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through May 26, “Birds of a Feather,” featuring Becoming Independent and artists at Studios on A. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Thurs-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 707.578.9123.

Gallery One Through Apr 22, “Two Points of View,” featuring works of Jennifer Jaeger and Michele Rosett. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Gallery 300 Through Apr 28, “Having a Ball,” featuring new work by Jennifer Hirshfield. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. Open Sat, 12 to 5, and by appointment. 707.332.1212.

Graton Gallery Through Apr 15, “Textures,” featuring paintings, prints and drawings by Susan R Ball and Rik Olson. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Apr 14-May 31, “Mediterranean Visions,” exhibit features the collaborative work of Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Peter Crompton and Francesco Cafiso. Reception, Apr 14 at 6pm. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts Through May 6, “Laughing Matters,” featuring works

centering on theme of laughter. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. Daily, 11 to 6. 707.431.1970.

Pelican Art Through May 9, retrospective of the works of painter Susan Adams. 143 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Open Tues-Thurs and Sat, 11 to 6; Fri, 11 to 8; Sun-Mon by appointment only. 707.773.3393.

Petaluma Arts Center Through May 28, “A Culture Within: The Japanese American Experience through Art,” featuring the works of Henry Sugimoto. Reception, Apr 14 at 4pm. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Petaluma Historical Museum and Library Through Apr 15, “Roma: Crossing the Borders,” featuring Romani art, music and culture. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 707.778.4398.

Phantom IV Gallery Through Apr 29, “Bohemia Ranch Waterfalls Vernissage,” featuring new paintings and lithographs by Ryan Douglas and William Wheeler. Reception, Apr 14 at 4:30pm. 9077 Windsor Rd, Windsor. 707.527.5447.

Quercia Gallery Through Dec 31, “1+1=2,” featuring 16 artists exhibiting two framed images. 25193 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243.

Quicksilver Mine Company Apr 13-May 20, “Beyond Words: New Portraits and Places,” by Kai Samuels-Davis. Reception, Apr 14 at 4pm. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

RiskPress Gallery Through Apr 27, Works by Laurie Palmer. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through May 5, “Showin’ on the River,” juried photography exhibit. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed, Thurs and Sun, 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.775.4ART.

Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

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Through Apr 28, “Open Craft and Sculpture,” a juried exhibit featuring various members. Reception, Apr 15 at 2pm. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 415.454.9561.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Apr 26, “Photo Phantasies,” featuring photos of the strange, unfamiliar and unexpected. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center ‘THE REFLECTION’ Portraits by Kai Samuels-Davis

show at Quicksilver Mine Co. See Openings, adjacent.

Through Apr 30, Paintings by Geoff Bernstein. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

Seager Gray Gallery Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Claudia Chapline Gallery

Through Apr 28, “The Art of Light,” a juried exhibition of work in a variety of media that applies, handles and utilizes light as a primary attribute. Through Apr 28, “Still Scratching,” scratchboard still lifes by Diana Lee. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Through Jun 5, Farmart exhibit, featuring the works of Tamae Agnoli and others. 3445 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach. Hours: Sat-Sun, noon to 5, and by appointment. 415.868.2308.

Share Exchange Through Apr 30, Exhibit featuring Linda Loveland Reid’s figurative oil paints. 531 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.393.1431.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Jun 10, “Color Theory: The Use of Color in Contemporary Art,” featuring work of nine artists from across the country. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

MARIN COUNTY Art Works Downtown Through Apr 27, “The Elements,” featuring 32 Bay Area artists working in a variety of media and styles. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Book Passage Apr 14-May 31, Paintings and drawings by Susan Hall. Reception, Apr 14 at 5:30pm. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Gallery Bergelli Through Apr 25, “Group Show,” featuring new works by gallery artists. Through Apr 25, “Simple Pleasures,” featuring the work of Allen Wynn. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Gallery Route One Through May 13, “Emergences,” featuring the art of Mimi Abers. Through May 13, “A Traves de Neustros Ojos,” the Latino photography project featuring Gisela Alvarado, Ariana Aparicio and Mario Garcia. Opening reception, Apr 15 at 3pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Marin History Museum Through Sep 1, “The Golden Gate Bridge, an Icon That Changed the World,” historical exhibit. Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. Tues-Fri, plus second and third Sat monthly, 11 to 4. 415.454.8538.

Marin MOCA Through Apr 15, “Indexical Makers,” presents work by three Bay Area artists, Modesto Covarrubias, Ali NaschkeMessing and Angie Wilson. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton

Through Apr 15, “Figures in Abstract,” featuring the work of six California artists. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.

Two Bird Cafe Through Apr 14, “Action,” paintings and drawings by Harry Cohen. Valley Inn, 625 San Geronimo Dr, San Geronimo. Wed-Sun, 8am to 3pm, 5:30 to 9pm. 415.488.0528.

Youth in Arts Through Apr 20, “Where We Live,” featuring depictions of Marin landscapes by young artists. 999 Fifth St, Ste 290, San Rafael.

NAPA COUNTY Downtown Napa Oct 19-April 2013, “Momentum: Art that Moves (Us),” second annual interactive public art exhibition ARTwalk. Free.. 707.257.2117. First Street and Town Center, Napa.

Gatehouse Gallery Through Jun 10, new work by Hung Liu. $10. Di Rosa Preserve, 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa. Wed-Fri, 9:30am to 3; Sat, appointment only. 707.226.5991.

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36 Arts Events Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time and frequent panelist on “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me,” returns to Napa. Apr 12, 8pm $35-$48. Napa Valley Opera House, 1 030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Storytelling forum an offshoot of popular “Moth” series and gives 10 storytellers five minutes to weave a tale. Second Wed monthly at 7:30. Second Wed of every month. $5. Pelican Art, 143 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.773.3393.

Stand-up series brings the comedy underground to Sonoma County. Third Sun of every month, 7pm. $10. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Field Trips

Dance Hermann Sons Hall Apr 14, 8pm, Petaluma Folk Dance Party, Dance to Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek music. $8. 860 Western Ave, Petaluma 707.762.9962

Events Bayer Farm Tending Every Fri, 3 to 6, all ages welcome to join LandPaths for garden care. Fri, 3-6pm. Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.524.9318.

Day on the Green at the Village Earth Day celebration including live music, an art show and green-business displays. Apr 14, 11am-4pm Free. Montgomery Village Shopping Center, Village Court, Santa Rosa.

Grand Reopening Nonprofit staffed by former foster youth invites community to reopening celebration with appetizers, beverages and performances. Apr 11, 4pm Free. Voices, 714 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4327.

Spring Flower Show Annual event showcases local blooms. Apr 13-14, 9am-4pm. Free. Graton Community Club, 8996 Graton Rd, Graton.

Wednesday Night Hoot Third Wed monthly at 7, Ed Hayes leads drop-in folk-music class. Bring instruments if you have them, but just your voice is fine. Third Wed of every month, 7-9pm. $2. Huerta Gymnasium, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Bldg 200, Windsor. 707.838.4865.

Earth Day Restoration & Clean-Up Featuing maintenance at Shell Beach bridge and cleanup of North Jenner Beach and Estuary. Apr 14, 8:30am-1pm. Sonoma Coast State Park Visitors Center, 10451 Hwy 1, Jenner. 707.865.9757.

Interpretive Hike Moderate hike with advance registration not required. Apr 14, 9am-1pm. Free. Pepperwood Preserve, 3450 Franz Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.542.2080.

Rock Walk Sonoma Ecology Center teaches participants about preserve’s geologic features. Apr 13, 5pm. Free. Montini Open Space Preserve, available by tour only, Sonoma.

Film Art in the 21st Century Petaluma Arts Center in partnership with Art21 presents sneak preview of the sixth TV season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.” Sun, Apr 15, 6:30pm. Free. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

at various venues around Sonoma, with special guests John Waters and Christopher Lloyd. Apr 11-15. For full schedule, guest list and details, see www.sonomafilmfest.org.

Bittner presents lecture on tsarist political rifts during the Romanov dynasty. Apr 12, 6pm. $10. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

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Film about US educational system shown as part of Sonoma International Film Festival. Apr 18, 8pm Vintage House, 264 First St E, Sonoma.

Learn how to utilize a one- or two-sentence summary of your company and convey it in the span of a quick elevator ride. Apr 12, 12pm. $40-$50. Share Exchange, 531 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.393.1431.

Food & Drink Civic Center Farmers Market Sun at 10am, “Eat Local 101” provides walking tour with information, cooking advice and ideas inspired by locally grown foods. Thurs, 8am-1pm and Sun, 8am-1pm. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 800.897.3276.

Give a Pint for a Meal Give blood to the Blood Centers of the Pacific and get a free lunch from the brewing company. Apr 14, noon-7pm. Marin Brewing Company, 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677.

Harvest Market Selling local and seasonal fruit, flowers, vegetables and eggs. Sat, 9am-1pm. Harvest Market, 19996 Seventh St E, Sonoma. 707.996.0712.

Santa Rosa Farmers Markets Oakmont Drive and White Oak, Santa Rosa. 707.538.7023. Sat, 9am-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

Sonoma Farmers Market Depot Park, First St W, Sonoma. Fri, 9am-noon. Sonoma Plaza, First St E, Sonoma. 707.538.7023.

I Lost it at the Movies Film series showcases “Umbrellas of Cherbourg.” Apr 12, 7:30pm. $10-$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Lectures Bringing Funerals Back Home

Classic, rarely seen films and documentaries. Tues, 7pm. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Jerrigrace Lyons, founder and director of Final Passages, talks about the little-known option of home funerals. Apr 11, 7pm. Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St, Petaluma.

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Give Your Character Something to Do Doris Eraldi, author of “Settler’s Chase,” presents two-hour workshop on character development through plot. Apr 11, 10am. $15. Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.395.0177.

Inez Storer Multimedia and collage artist speaks as part of Meet the Artist series. Apr 14, 6pm $10. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Mike Marshall & Mike LaCoss A-List Conversation with SR Pacifics former major league players. Apr 11, 7:30pm. $12$15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Politics of Division David Del Monte presents “Who Do I Believe: Media and the Politics of Division.” Apr 16, 12:15pm. Free. SRJC, Doyle Student Center Lounge, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4460.

Rebecca Solnit Contributing editor to Harper’s and author of Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas,” “A Paradise Built in Hell” and “River of Shadows” speaks for Writers at Sonoma. Apr 17, 7pm. Free. Green Music Center 1029, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2122.

Riding the Changes Reading and talk with Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, the authors of “Co-Creation.” Apr 12, 7pm. Free. Imaginists Theatre Collective, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7554.

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Read Poetry! Five North Bay poets you must read now T. S. Eliot was right. April is the cruelest month, especially for those who hate poetry and who are supposed to love it in April, National Poetry Month. But what about at least trying poetry on for size? There are more poets per square inch in the North Bay than there are cows, and picking out the best isn’t easy. It’s also foolhardy— every poet left out will surely be bent on revenge. But nonetheless, here are my nominations for the best poets to read this month from Sonoma, Marin and Napa. 1. Robert Hass (above) a local Marin County boy and former U.S. poet laureate, who writes incisively about time, space and nature in The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems. 2. Carolyn Kizer, the grand old lady of American poetry, and a Pulitzer Prize winner, who lives in Sonoma and who explores gardens, mermaids, and more in her anthology Cool, Calm & Collected. 3. Dana Gioia, famous for his essay, “Can Poetry Matter?” and a master of poetic forms as demonstrated in Interrogation at Noon. Newly returned to the North Bay from Washington, D.C. 4. Brenda Hillman, who happens to be Robert Hass’ wife, a teacher at St. Mary’s College and the author of alluring and elusive poems, collected in Practical Water. 5. Richard O. Moore, who has been writing poems since the 1940s and who still writes them at his home in Marin and captures North Bay landscapes in Writing the Silences. —Jonah Raskin

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sustainability. Apr 18, 12pm. Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4372.

with Monte Schulz. 2316 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

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Apr 12, 7pm, “Hand Me Down,” with Melanie Thorne. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Rolling Stone magazine’s first chief photographer shares iconic pics. Apr 14, 11am. $10. Markham Vineyards, 2812 St Helena Hwy N, St Helena.

Readings Bean Affair Apr 15, 2pm, Poetry reading with John Koetzner. Free. 1270 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg 707.395.0177.

Book Passage Apr 11, 7pm, “Fall From Grace,” with Richard North Patterson. Apr 12, 1pm, “Swim: Why We Love the Water,” with Lynn Sherr. Apr 12, 7pm, “The Big Town,” with Monte Schulz. Apr 13, 7pm, “Lessons From the Monk I Married,” with Katherine Jenkins. Apr 14, 1pm, “So Much Pretty,” with Cara Hoffman. Apr 14, 7pm, “Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy,” with Dr Francine Shapiro. Apr 14, 7pm, “Riding Fury Home: A Memoir,” with Chana Wilson. Apr 15, 1pm, “The Last Hustle,” with Kenny Johnson. Apr 15, 7pm, “Easing Into Dark,” and “Space Gap Interval Distance,” with Jacqueline Kudler and Judy Hablesky. Apr 16, 7pm, “Mrs Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir,” with Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. Apr 17, 7pm, “The Lion Is In,” with Delia Ephron. Apr 18, 7pm, “The Man Who Planted Trees,” with David Milarch. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Center for Spiritual Living Apr 13, 7pm, “Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money,” with Karen McCall. 2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa 707.546.4543.

Coffee Catz Apr 15, reading of “A Theater of Karma,” with Kooch Daniels. $5. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol 707.829.6600.

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142 Throckmorton Apr 18, 7:30pm, Seven Endings. Playwrights’ Lab presents staged reading of play by Martin Russell, directed by Phoebe Moyer. $15. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books Apr 18, 7pm, “A Million Tiny Things,” with Kenna Lee. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol 707.823.2618.

Anne Lamott Apr 11, 7pm, “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son,” with Anne Lamott and Sam Lamott. Dominican College, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael.

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dates and times. Apr 12-22. $15. Calistoga Art Center, 1336 Lincoln Ave, 2nd Floor, Calistoga. 707.942.2278.

Don Giovanni The young and handsome nobleman Don Giovanni is an arrogant, womanizing cad. Various dates and times. Through Apr 15. $25-$35. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Laugh your toga off to the story of a slave who attempts to win his freedom by helping his master woo the girl next door. Various dates and times. Through Apr 29. $12-$25. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

A Glass of Cabaret Romantic musical cabaret with Barry Martin and Taylor Bartolucci. Various dates and times. Apr 13-22. $20$30. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Othello Aldo Billingslea plays Othello and Craig Marker plays Iago in intimate staging. Various dates and times. Through Apr 22. $34-$55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

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Apr 15, 7pm, “Folks This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People and a Better World,” with Joel Salatin. $20. 50 Guzman Hall, Acacia Avenue, San Rafael.

Southern classic directed by Steven David Martin. Fri, Apr 13, 8pm, Sat, Apr 14, 8pm and Sun, Apr 15, 2pm. $15-$20. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

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Apr 12, 7pm, “Living in Gratitude: A Journey that Will Change Your Life,” with Angeles Arrien. 11445 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station 415.663.1349.

Studio 333 Second Thursday of every month, 7pm, Why There Are Words, Reading series presents various writers on a theme. Apr 12, theme, break with Shannon Cain, Stan Goldberg and others. $5. 333 Caledonia St, Sausalito 415.331.8272.

Theater The Dining Room Play by AR Gurney explores human condition. Various

Ross Valley Players present adaption of 1934 film starring John Barymore and Carole Lombard. Various dates and times. Through Apr 15. $17-$25. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

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ARIES (March 21–April 19) Some people misunderstand the do-it-now fervor of the Aries tribe, thinking it must inevitably lead to carelessness. Please prove them wrong in the coming weeks. Launch into the interesting new possibilities with all your exuberance unfurled. Refuse to allow the natural energy to get hemmed in by theories and concepts. But also be sure not to mistake rash impatience for intuitive guidance. Consider the likelihood that your original vision of the future might need to be tinkered with a bit as you translate it into the concrete details. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) There is a possibility that a pot of gold sits at the end of the rainbow. The likelihood is small, true, but it’s not zero. On the other hand, the rainbow is definitely here and available for you to enjoy. Of course, you would have to do some more work on yourself in order to gather in the fullness of that enjoyment. Here’s the potential problem: You may be under the impression that the rainbow is less valuable than the pot of gold. So let me ask you: What if the rainbow’s the real prize?

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) “It’s eternity in a person that turns the crank handle,” said Franz Kafka. At least that should be the case, I would add. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that a lot of people let other, lesser things turn the crank handle -- like the compulsive yearning for money, power, and love, for example. I challenge you to check in with yourself sometime soon and determine what exactly has been turning your crank handle. If it ain’t eternity, or whatever serves as eternity in your world view, get yourself adjusted. In the coming months, it’s crucial that you’re running on the cleanest, purest fuel. CANCER (June 21–July 22)

For a white guy from 19th-century England, David Livingstone was unusually egalitarian. As he traveled in Africa, he referred to what were then called “witch doctors” as “my professional colleagues.” In the coming weeks, Cancerian, I encourage you to be inspired by Livingstone as you expand your notion of who your allies are. For example, consider people to be your colleagues if they simply try to influence the world in the same ways you do, even if they work in different jobs or spheres. What might be your version of Livingstone’s witch doctors? Go outside of your usual network as you scout around for confederates who might connect you to exotic new perspectives and resources you never imagined you could use.

LEO (July 23–August 22) The flag of California features the image of a grizzly bear, and the huge carnivore is the state’s official animal. And yet grizzly bears have been extinct in California since 1922, when the last one was shot and killed. Is there any discrepancy like that in your own life, Leo? Do you continue to act as if a particular symbol or icon is important to you even though it has no practical presence in your life? If so, this would be a good time to update your attitude. VIRGO (August 23–September 22) The cartoon character Felix the Cat made his debut in 1919. He was a movie star in the era of silent films, and eventually appeared in his own comic strip and TV show. But it wasn’t until 1953, when he was 34 years old, that he first got his magic bag of tricks, which allowed him to do many things he wasn’t able to do before. I bring this up, Virgo, because I believe you’re close to acquiring a magic bag of tricks that wasn’t on your radar until you had matured to the point where you are now. To ensure that you get that bag, though, you will have to ripen even a bit more.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) I have one child, a daughter, and raising her conscientiously has been one of the great privileges and joys of my life. Bonus: she has turned out to be a stellar human being. Every now and then, though, I get a bit envious of parents who’ve created bigger families. If bringing up one kid is so rewarding, maybe more would be even better. I asked an acquaintance of mine, a man with six kids, how he had managed to pull off that difficult feat. He told me quite candidly, “My secret is that I’m not a good father; I’m very neglectful.” I offer up this story as a way to encourage you, at this juncture in your development, to favor quality over quantity.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

I expect there’ll be some curious goings-on this week. A seemingly uninspired idea could save you from a dumb decision, for example. An obvious secret may be the key to defeating a covert enemy. And a messy inconvenience might show up just in time to help you do the slightly uncool but eminently right thing. Can you deal with this much irony, Scorpio? Can you handle such big doses of the old flippety-flop and oopsieloopsie? For extra credit, here are two additional odd blessings you could capitalize on: a humble teaching from an unlikely expert and a surge of motivation from an embarrassing excitement.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) Some of our pagan forbears imagined they had a duty to assist with nature’s revival every spring by performing fertility rituals. And wouldn’t it be fun if it were even slightly true that you could help the crops germinate and bloom by making sweet love in the fields? At the very least, carrying out such a ceremony might stimulate your own personal creativity. In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to slip away to a secluded outdoor spot, either by yourself or with a romantic companion. On a piece of paper, write down a project you’d like to make thrive in the coming months. Bury the note in the good earth, then enjoy an act of love right on top of it. CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Once upon a time, I fell in love with a brilliant businesswoman named Loreen. I pursued her with all my wiles, hoping to win her amorous affection. After playing hard to get for two months, she shocked me with a brazen invitation: Would I like to accompany her on a whirlwind vacation to Paris? “I think I can swing it,” I told her. But there was a problem: I was flat broke. What to do? I decided to raise the funds by selling off a precious heirloom from childhood, my collection of 6,000 vintage baseball cards. Maybe this story will inspire you to do something comparable, Capricorn: Sacrifice an outmoded attachment or juvenile treasure or youthful fantasy so as to empower the future of love. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) We all know that spiders are talented little creatures. Spiders’ silk is as strong as steel, and their precisely geometric webs are engineering marvels. But even though they have admirable qualities I admire, I don’t expect to have an intimate connection with a spider any time soon. A similar situation is at work in the human realm. I know certain people who are amazing creators and leaders but don’t have the personal integrity or relationship skills that would make them trustworthy enough to seek out as close allies. Their beauty is best appreciated from afar. Consider the possibility that the ideas I’m articulating here would be good for you to meditate on right now, Aquarius. PISCES (February 19–March 20)

Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you? It feels weird for a short time, but leaves no lasting damage. I’m expecting that you will experience a form of that phenomenon sometime soon. Metaphorically speaking, the wind will get knocked out of you. But wait—before you jump to conclusions and curse me out for predicting this, listen to the rest of my message. The wind that will get knocked out of you will be a wind that needed to be knocked out—a wind that was causing confusion in your gut-level intuition. In other words, you’ll be lucky to get that wind knocked out of you. You’ll feel much better afterward, and you will see things more clearly.

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707-546-0000 707-578-3299 Napa Meditation class: Universal Love and Compassion. Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30pm at Jessel's Studio Gallery. We will explore Buddhism and the spiritual path, and what it means in our lives. The classes are $10 drop in; no commitment is needed, and they are open to both beginning and more experienced meditators. For information, call Mike Smith at 415.717.4943 or www.meditationinnorcal.org Jessel Gallery is at 1019 Atlas Peak Road, Napa. 707.257.2350 www.jesselgallery.com

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Multimedia and collage artist speaks as part of Meet the Artist series. Apr 14, 6pm $10. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, 707.579.1500.

Rolling Stone magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first chief photographer shares iconic pics. Apr 14, 11am $10. Markham Vineyards, 2812 St Helena Hwy N, St Helena.

Give blood to the Blood Centers of the Pacific and get a free lunch from the brewing company. Apr 14, noon-7pm Marin Brewing Company, 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, 415.461.4677.

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