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This letter is in reference to your article, “House and Home” (Aug. 29). I take issue with both Celeste Singh and Deborah Kay. No one put a gun to their head and had them sign their loan documents. They both were given the information that showed them what their loan payments would be for the length of their loan. It should have come as no surprise to them that their payments would escalate if they had read the paperwork. And at no time in the article do they take responsibility for their plight. I have sympathy for Ms. Kay at the loss of her daughter, but she quit her job. That has consequences, which were her choice. Why is it the bank’s responsibility to negotiate and make her life easy, and to negotiate to “reflect her current financial situation”? My wife and I have been homeowners in the Napa Valley for over 20 years. We are both self-employed and live within our means. We lost equity in the housing crisis but are not asking for a bailout from our lender to “reflect our current financial situation.”

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHEL Napa

What Rule Broken? Both as a youth and now as an older woman, I’ve walked almost daily. Years ago I lived on Brush Creek Road. Monday, on a whim, I parked my car and revisited Brush Creek, relishing autumn air and changing neighborhoods. A police car passed me, then turned around. One of two officers asked, Are you OK? Yes, I am. Why are you walking on a dangerous road? Enjoying the day. Saying we needed to talk, he beckoned me to follow him to the roadside and opened the rear door. I got in reluctantly. Seated on uncomfortable metal, bars inches from my face, was an affront. Again concern was expressed.

Where do you live? What are you doing here? Can we take you home? No. How about to my car? He agreed, continuing his questioning.

Now, I’ve hiked rugged trails and walked dangerous New York and Chicago streets. However, never have I felt as unsafe as I did that day with the Santa Rosa police. By walking on a city street, what unwritten law did a rational, old woman break that could provoke such condescending behavior? In the above, I submit, lies the difference between true compassion and intimidation. It’s also called profiling.

TERRY POPP Santa Rosa

Self-Serving Agenda Working families in California are facing the biggest and most devastating attack on our rights this election in November. Proposition 32, set to appear on the ballot, is a deceptive and destructive measure that threatens the jobs, wages and retirement of workers like us— while at the same time giving corporate special interests even more power and influence over our politics and government. The proponents of the so-called Stop Special Interest Money Now Act claim the measure would actually lessen the big-money influence in Sacramento, but the truth is the ex-CEOs and ultrawealthy anti-worker activists behind this measure secretly wrote in a whole heap of exemptions for themselves and their Wall Street cronies. We cannot afford to sit back while corporate CEOs and billionaires trample our rights in order to push their own self-serving agenda.

CHRIS KNERR, LOCAL 300 Santa Rosa

District Decisions It’s sad that the powers that be in Santa Rosa are so scared of district elections, claiming it will divide our city and lead to political provincialism. What could be more provincial than having the northeast section of the city dominate our city council for decades?

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During the last 30 years, there have only been four councilmembers who have lived on the west side of town. I support district elections because it’s time for broader representation from all geographic areas of the city, all age groups, all income levels and all ethnic backgrounds. District elections will give all neighborhoods, including neighborhood businesses, input on important issues and bring new ideas and energy to our government. In cities that have switched to district elections, voters are more engaged in politics. Isn’t that a good thing? That’s why I am supporting Julie Combs for city council. She has fought hard to expand community and neighborhood input in city decision making. She is a champion for district elections because it will bring fairness and greater citizen access to city government.

JENNY BARD Santa Rosa

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little bit more than the men,” Romney told the crowd. “It’s how it is, isn’t it? It’s the moms who have always had to work a little harder to make everything right.” But some say the sighs are just as loud on either side of the gender line. Mark Greene, a stay-at-home dad and blogger, asked in a post on the Good Man Project, “What

century does Ann Romney live in? Two million dads are full-time parents too, and we know it can be an ass-whipping.” Greene has a point. According to reports, the average mother still performs five times as many childcare duties than the average father, but it’s also true that stay-at-home dads are on the rise. Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift, calls these men “pioneers who are quietly

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mapping new territory for all fathers.” In 2011, an estimated 176,000 dads chose to stay home full-time, according to the United States Census, up from 159,000 in 2007, and this isn’t counting those who work part-time from home and take care of the children. Families in which parents can shift roles actually become more resilient, says Smith. If both parents are capable of working for pay and staying at home to focus on the domestic side of life, they have the flexibility to deal with injuries and job loss. “For our grandfather’s generation, they thought that was off the table,” says Smith, by phone from San Francisco. “His role as the father was breadwinner; no other role was possible. Now if a man finds himself out of work for whatever reason, it’s generally accepted that a good father will step it up at home if the mother is working. We don’t appreciate what a colossal shift that is.” Scott Morris, 36, of Santa Rosa, has been a stay-at-home dad since the birth of his first daughter seven years ago. At the time, his wife already had a successful career as a senior city planner, and Morris was finishing up school. “It was a natural progression,” says Morris, “just the way things worked out for us.” Taking on the majority of the domestic duties in the household—mainly childcare and cleaning—came naturally, since his own father was a stay-athome dad, says Morris. Though the experience of fathering has brought a mix of exhaustion, isolation and joy, Morris says, “At this point, I can’t think of doing anything that would be more rewarding than being with the kids.” Statistics back up the idea that Morris’ embrace of full-time dad status has gained headway. Studies like one by the Boston College Center for Work and Family show that more fathers are staying home by choice, countering the assumption that they do so because they’re unemployed. A stay-at-home dad to his 15month-old son, Bryan Clark, 39, works part-time from home and

‘What century does Ann Romney live in? Two million dads are full-time parents too.’

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Hungarian Hate Speech A story posted on Healdsburg Patch by Keri Brenner has stirred up the kind of global controversy not normally found in this wealthy, wine-loving enclave of Sonoma County. It seems that Bela Varga, the owner of the Red Paprika, a “Hungarian novelty shop” in Healdsburg, is quite cozy with the operators of a far-right Hungarian website that publishes antiSemitic and anti-Gypsy writings, not to mention headlines like “Nigger President,” and “Israel’s American monkey campaigns with gay marriage.” Varga said that he registered the site kuruc.info in his name and opened a U.S. bank account for the owners as a “favor.” Varga also tells Brenner that he maintains contact with the website operators on a regular basis.—Leilani Clark

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he first time I had dinner at the Spinster Sisters the place was half full, but filled up rapidly. The second time, the restaurant was packed and I had to wait 10 minutes or so for a table. The next time I go, I expect there’ll be a line around the block to get in. And I’ll happily wait. You get my point: the Spinster

Sisters has got it going on. The five-week-old restaurant is easily the most exciting to open in Santa Rosa this year. Right out of the gate the place was a hit, and it’s easy to see why. Visually, the restaurant is a stunner. Set in a long, brickcolored building in the elbow crook formed by highways 12 and 101 on artsy South A Street, the restaurant brings some big-city good looks to the little neighborhood. A tall grid of paned windows allows light to

pour in and play off the gorgeous square bar, the focal point of the restaurant, topped with enormous 14-foot slabs of polished, centuryold redwood. “We wanted a bar where people could look at each other,” says partner and general manager Giovanni Cerrone. “A watering hole.” A banquette and a group table are also made from single specimens of redwood. The twotop wooden tables around the bar are custom-made as well,

complementing the bar tops. The tables were repurposed from the old doors in a former therapy office the new owners inherited when they took over the building. (Those hard surfaces look great, but they can make for a noisy dining room when the place is full, which is often.) Big, bare bulb lamps encased in thick glass hang overhead. Two exposed concrete walls add a rough but urbane look. The aesthetic idea was to strip away the years, let the building show its age, and celebrate an area that before the freeway divided the town was once a major crossroads in Sonoma County. “We were eager to see Santa Rosa in that light,” Cerrone says. “It’s interesting to see people rediscover this neighborhood, many of whom didn’t even know it existed.” Rows of moody animal portraits painted by local artist Hillary Younglove give the place a gallery feel, a natural fit for a neighborhood with several art galleries; look for more artists to grace the walls in the months to come. All that artistry and style, of course, is just a backdrop for the food. The reasonably priced menu is nearly pitch-perfect, upscale American food with a few global accents. The list of starters and bar bites is the Spinster Sister’s strongest suit. Given the 49-seat restaurant’s appealing list of local wines and beers on tap, Liza Hinman (former chef at the late Santi) probably figured many guests would just want a few small plates to share as they linger over a glass of wine. If you’re looking for a full meal, well, they can do that, too. Hinman’s partners are Eric Anderson, a Santa Rosa native and founding partner at the East Village’s celebrated Prune restaurant, and Cerrone, a wineand beverage-industry pro. By all means start with a bowl of the lime-, chile- and sea-saltroasted-garbanzo beans ($5). The beans are served green and in the pod, like edamame. It takes

supremely tender and rosy inside. A roasted corn cake and tomato and avocado salad rounded things out. I was less impressed with the pan-fried chicken thighs that came with grilled nectarines, white beans and arugula ($16). I appreciate simply prepared food, but this was too simple, just a boneless thigh fried in a pan with a light sprinkling of ďŹ&#x201A;our, salt and pepper. I wanted a little something more (herbs? sauce?) and felt I could make something better at home. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and, on weekends, brunch. I came in for lunch and had a great pork belly, lettuce and tomato sandwich on toasted wheat bread and housemade pickles ($11). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a grander, porkier take on a BLT, and was excellent, as was my plate of olive oil and ďŹ&#x201A;aky Maldon-seasalt-sprinkled heirloom tomatoes ($7). For something sweet, the chocolate pot de crème ($7.50) is what you want. The creamy chocolate is dense enough to bend a spoon and uncommonly rich and delicious. Less stellar is the blackberry and peach tart with vanilla ice cream ($7.50) with its rather soggy crust. As for the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nod to the 1920s-era buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past. It once housed the Canevari deli and grocery. Two of the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unmarried daughters reportedly lived in the apartments above, giving the current occupants inspiration for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;spinsterâ&#x20AC;? name. The new owners have breathed new life into the building, and created something the old maids would hardly recognize in the nearly 100-year-old building: the coolest restaurant in Santa Rosa. The Spinster Sisters, 401 S. A Street, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7100.

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a little practice to ďŹ gure out how to pop them open, but the salty, sour and spicy ďŹ&#x201A;avors make them compulsively edible. And youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably want a few orders of the kimchi and bacon deviled eggs ($3). Bacon, of course, makes everything taste better, but the tang of the kimchi adds a bright, acidic note to the richness of the egg yolks and bacon. The Kennebec fries ($6) with â&#x20AC;&#x153;SOFAâ&#x20AC;? sauce (creamy, faintly sweet sauce named after the South A Street arts district) are hard to beat, too. For something a little more substantial but shy of an entrĂŠe, the merguez sausage paired with a yogurt and red quinoa salad ($13) is good, as is the grilled calamari ($10) matched with a cabbage and zucchini salad thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s splashed with nuoc cham, a classic Vietnamese ďŹ shbased dipping sauce and table condiment. Kale salads have threatened to break the beet-and-goatcheese monopoly on NorCal menus, and the Sisters takes theirs ($9) in a fresh direction with the addition of Point Reyes Blue cheese, hardboiled egg, a mustard vinaigrette and croutons made from Pugliese bread. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bigďŹ&#x201A;avored, hearty salad. The only small dish that missed was the smoked trout dip with bagel chips ($8). The abundance of cream cheese overwhelmed the delicate ďŹ&#x201A;avor of the trout. More trout. Less cheese. On my visits, there were only three choices for entrĂŠes. The clear winners were the grilled king salmon ($20) and hangar steak ($21). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great year for salmon, and the kitchen did the ďŹ sh justice, cooking it just this side of pink along with a white bean succotash and a dollop of mint and basil salsa verde. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a delicious late-summer dish. The hangar steak was well charred but

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Dining

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Rating indicates the low to average cost of a full dinner for one person, exclusive of desserts, beverages and tip.

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Seafood. $-$$. Cheerful, bustling, totally informal eatery serving authentic Brit fare. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 4046 Sonoma Hwy, Santa Rosa. 707.539.0899.

Bruno’s on Fourth American. $$-$$$. There’s real sophistication lurking in these upscale American comfort staples like flat-iron steak and fries, macaroni-ham casserole and stellar braised lamb shank. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Fri; dinner only, Sat; brunch, Sun. 1226 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.569.8222. Gourmet pub fare. $-$$. Popular brewpub and bistro, award-winning handcrafted beers, outdoor dining in summer and pork chops to die for. Lunch and dinner daily. 50 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.765.9694.

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Superb Japanese favorites with modern twists like green-tea cheesecake and wakame snow-crab caviar salad in a martini glass. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner only, Sun. 1367 McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.789.9296.

Hang Ah Dim Sum Chinese-dim sum. $. Low prices and good variety make it pleasing. Buffet-style quality and greasiness can be a letdown. Lunch and dinner daily. 2130 Armory Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7873.

Johnny Garlic’s California. $$. At Johnny’s, garlic is God–all dishes are infused with the glorious stinking rose. Lunch and dinner daily. 8988 Brooks Rd, Windsor. 707.836.8300.

Karma Bistro Indian. $$. A variety of flavorful regional specialties. Lunch, Mon-Fri;

dinner daily. 7530 Commerce Blvd, Cotati. 707.795.1729.

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

Simply Vietnam Vietnamese. $. Friendly Vietnamese for all ethnic tastes. Savory, satisfying and filling. Pho can be hit or miss, depending on the meat quality. Lunch and dinner daily. 966 N Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.566.8910.

Stout Brothers Pub & Restaurant Irish. $$. Atmospheric, if a little faux, but a great ploughman’s lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 527 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.

Tonayan Mexican. $ Truly wonderful Sonoran-style classics at rock-bottom prices. The enormous El Jefe combination can’t be beat. Lunch and dinner daily. 500 Raleys Towne Center, Rohnert Park. 707.588.0893.

Yao-Kiku Japanese. $$-$$$. Fresh sushi with ingredients flown in from Japan steals the show in this popular neighborhood restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8180. Zazu Cal-Euro. $$$. Perfectly executed dishes that sing with flavor. Zagat-rated with much of the produce from its own gardens. Dinner, Wed-Sun; brunch, Sun. 3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4814.

MARIN CO U N T Y Arigatou Japanese Food to Go Japanese. $. Cheap, delicious and ready to go. Lunch and dinner daily. Miracle Mile Plaza, 2046 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.453.8990.

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

Casa Mañana Mexican. $. Big burritos a stone’s throw from the perfect picnic spot: Perri Park. The horchata is divine. Lunch and dinner daily. 85 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.454.2384.

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.

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.

Insalata’s Mediterranean. $$$. Simple, high-impact dishes of exotic flavors. Lunch and dinner daily. 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.457.7700. M&G’s Burgers & Beverages American. $. The ultimate in American cuisine. Crispy fries, good burgers and friendly locals chowing down. Lunch and dinner daily. 2017 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. 415.454.0655.

Piatti Italian. $$-$$$.Rustic, seasonal, Italian food. Kidfriendly. Lunch and dinner daily. 625 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.380.2525. Pizzeria Picco Pizza. $-$$. The wood-fired oven keeps things cozy, and the organic ingredients and produce make it all tasty. Lunch and dinner, Sat-Sun; dinner only, Mon-Fri. 32o Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.8900. Small Shed Flatbreads Pizza. $$. Slow Food-informed Marin Organics devotee with a cozy, relaxed family atmosphere and no BS approach to great food served simply for a fair price. 17 Madrona Ave, Mill Valley. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 415.383.4200.

Yet Wah Chinese. $$. Can’t go wrong here. Special Dungeness crab dishes for dinner; dim sum for lunch.

SMALL BITES

Of the many reasons to head to the Glendi food festival in Santa Rosa this weekend, one in particular stands out. There will be baklava. And there will be baklava sundaes. The global culinary fair features delights from around the world, like Greek gyro and Russian piroshki, but also lesser-known (to us) Balkan sarma or Eritrean tsebhi with inerja. (My spellchecker just had a field day with that sentence). Savory and filling though these may be, the best comes after the main entrées. There’s a whole room at the festival dedicated to desserts perfected over thousands of years, made by people with a lifetime of practice. This should make for a triumphant return of the festival, which took a hiatus in 2011 after 22 consecutive years due to renovations of the venue. With a new reboot, Glendi has been designed for everyone to have an adventurous food experience—after all, “Glendi” is Greek for “party.” The Glendi Ethnic Food Fair runs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15–16, at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church. 90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa. Saturday, 11am–9pm; Sunday, noon–6pm. $5; children under 12 free. 707.584.9491.—Nicolas Grizzle

Lunch and dinner daily. 1238 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.460.9883.

N A PA CO U N TY Ad Hoc American. $$-$$$. Thomas Keller’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Prix fixe dinner changes daily. Actually takes reservations. 6476 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2487. Boonfly Cafe California cuisine. $-$$. Extraordinary food in an extraordinary setting. Perfect pasta and mussels. Breakfast, lunch and

dinner daily. 4080 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.299.4900.

Bouchon French. $$$. A Keller brother creation with a distinctly Parisian bistro ambiance, offering French classics. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 6540 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.8037.

Buster’s Barbecue Barbecue. $. A very busy roadside destination–for a reason. It’s the hot sauce, available in two heats: regular and hot. And the hot, as the sign says, means “hot!” Lunch and dinner daily. 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga. 707.942.5606.

Checkers California. $$. Perfect casual spot for dinner

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before the movie. Try the panéed chicken and butternut squash ravioli. Lunch and dinner daily. 1414 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.9300.

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.

Fumé Bistro & Bar California cuisine. $$$. California bistro fare that nearly always hits the mark. Lunch and dinner daily. 4050 Byway E, Napa. 707.257.1999.

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.

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Siena California-Tuscan. $$$$. Sophisticated, terroirinformed cooking celebrates the local and seasonal, with electric combinations like sorrel-wrapped ahi tuna puttanesca. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. 707.259.0633.

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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Wineries

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.

S O N O M A MA R I N CO U N TY CO U N TY DaVero Sonoma Get lubed with spicy extra virgin from California’s first Tuscan olive trees; rare Sagrantino wine is in a different league. Jams, soaps and balm from the farm, too. 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 10am-5pm daily except Tuesday. Nominal fee $15. 707.431.8000. Gary Farrell The namesake is gone but the quality remains. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 10701 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–4pm. 707.473.2900.

Homewood Homewood offers tasting in a small, somewhat disheveled indoor office or an outdoor deck. Indoors is where the tasty black olive and bread samples are, and the folks are lowpressure and friendly. Free tasting, anything you like. 23120 Burndale Road, Sonoma. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 707.996.6935.

Moondance Cellars Dogs, Cabs and cars are the focus; when a supercharged 1965 Corvette is parked in front, the vintner is in the house. Also, Port and Sherry from Sonoma Valley Portworks. 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen. Daily 11am–6pm. $5 tasting fee. 707.938.7550.

Portalupi Wine Husbandand-wife team went the distance, selecting Barbera cuttings from the Italian alps: their Barbera was named best in the world. You’ll also find Vermentino, Pinot, and rusticchic two-liter milk jugs of “vino di tavola” in comfortable downtown lounge; wine education classes for groups. 107 North St., Healdsburg. Open daily, 10:30am–7pm. Tasting fee, $5–$12. 707.395.0960.

Roadhouse Winery Dudes abide at this casual, fun spot. Pinot, Zin, Grenache are hot. 240 Center St., Healdsburg. Daily 11am–7pm. 707.922.6362.

Bacchus & Venus A trendy place for beginners and tourists. Great place to learn the basics. 769 Bridgeway, Sausalito. Open daily, noon– 7pm. 415.331.2001. Pey-Marin Vineyards A Marin wine adventure where cow country meets conifer forest, at the historic, hospitable Olema Inn. Discover razor-lean “Shell Mound” Marin County Riesling, opaquely purple, yet eminently food-friendly “Punchdown” Syrah, and more. 10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema. Open daily from noon to 4pm. $12 fee. 415.663.9559.

Ross Valley Winery In existence since 1987, the Ross Valley Winery produces Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zin port wines. 343 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo. Open Tuesday– Sunday, 1–7pm. 415.457.5157. Tam Cellars Spacious wine bar quietly distributes the soul-salve of the ages and, like its soul mate the coffee shop, passes the laptop test. Cheese plates, wine flights and comfortable seating arrangements make a nice place to convene with the companion or flat screen of one’s choice. Wine shop features international, eclectic selection at fair prices. 1803 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. Open Monday–Wednesday, 4–9pm; Thursday–Saturday, 4–10pm. 415.461.9463.

N A PA CO U N TY 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.

Chimney Rock Winery International beverage man Sheldon S. “Hack” Wilson built this winery in a Cape Dutch style. Now owned by the Terlato Group, produces distinctive Bordeaux-style wines. 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa. Daily 10am to 5pm. $20–$30. 707.257.2641.

Eagle & Rose Estate (WC) Tours of this small winery are led either by the winery owner or the winemaker himself. 3000 St. Helena Hwy. N., Napa. By appointment. 707.965.9463.

Monticello Vineyards Thomas Jefferson had no success growing wine grapes; happily, the Corley family has made a go of it. Although winetasting is not conducted in the handsome reproduction building itself, there’s a shaded picnic area adjacent. 4242 Big Ranch Rd., Napa. Open daily, 10am–4:30pm. $15. 707.253.2802, ext. 18.

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.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards In the lofty, barnlike hall–as elegant as a theater, as solid as a ski lodge–visitors can take in the tank room action; at least, the gleaming stainless steel, framed by wood and stonework and brewpub-style chalkboard menus imbues the space with a sense of energetic immediacy. “Gluttonous Flight” pairs savory munchables prepared in the gourmet demonstration kitchen with biodynamically farmed Careros Pinot Noir and Bordeaux varietals. Not to worry: there’s no flight for ascetics offered, so go for it. 6320 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open 10am–4:30pm daily. 707.944.9090.

Rubicon Estate Despite the celebrity hype, the wine is award-winning. 1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 800.782.4226.

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Meanwhile, back at MacMurray Ranch BY JAMES KNIGHT

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s I type this, it’s the night before deadline, and my child is standing next to me asking for crackers. It’s a safe bet that just about everyone else contributing to this story is in roughly the same boat. It all happened so fast. We met somebody, we kissed, we knocked boots, and boom! The result is that a whole lot of those author bylines you see in the paper every week are now bylines of full-time, overworked parents. Most of us are first-time parents with just one child, and something that freaked us all out after spreading the our-life-as-weknow-it-is-definitively-over news of impending baby-burbling was the repeated warning from others that it changes everything. This, frankly, did not compute. Because, really? Everything changes? That’s a heavy thing to lay on anyone who’s spent a lifetime cultivating a strong individual presence. How could having a kid erase all of that? The truth is that it doesn’t change everything—or at least, it doesn’t have to. A lot of people use being a parent as an excuse to stay at home, shop at Target, not hang out with friends and generally be one of those parents about whom people say, “Oh, Brian has a kid, and I never see him anymore.” It doesn’t have to be that way. You can be a parent and still be yourself, and do a lot of the things you’ve always done and, yes, with the aid of those baby earmuffs, you can still rock and roll all night and party every day. Just follow our handy guidelines below—offered by Bohemian writers, all new parents, who are hands-on in the throes of making sure a tiny human being stays alive. Also, never, ever ollie over your baby. (It’s Photoshopped, people!)

By Leilani Clark, mother of SheWho-Is-Yet-to-Be-Named, in utero What to Expect You’re going to feel like shit the first few weeks, and possibly the entire pregnancy. There’s no way around this. Not only sick, but also tired— exhaustion the equivalent of what one might feel after climbing Mt. Everest. During my first trimester, the sick-and-tired could only be absolved by indulging in cravings that basically had me eating like a third grader. Peanut butter, string cheese, chocolate chip cookies and Thousand Island salad dressing. Pre-pregnancy, I wouldn’t have touched this ketchup-and-relish mess, but now I can’t get enough. Oh, I’ll eat a salad, but you can be sure that it’ll be doused in a disgusting amount of Thousand Island or, in a pinch, Ranch. And nobody can say “yuck,” because I’m freakin’ with child, you hear? What You’ll Need You won’t need much, though health insurance would be a big plus. Be prepared to expand your food budget. Since I can’t drink beer or scary amounts of coffee, food has become my only solace. And, oh yes, you will need a new bra, and probably another one after that, because those suckers just keep growing. Also, elastic-waist clothes will be the best things ever, except for maybe a comfortable couch and pillows on which to kick back, ride the waves of nausea and moan miserably, “I feel so goddamn pregnant, blaaaaargh!” What You Don’t Need Forget about overpriced stores stocked with fancy maternity wear. Once I put the word out to friends, my closet filled to overflowing with hand-me-down big-banded jeans, pastel blouses in extra large and stretchy skirts. Granted, my fashion standards have become

positively Midwestern, but I don’t give a rat’s ass. I’d rather spend my pregnancy money on 20 tubs of frozen yogurt than a dress that I’ll only wear for seven months. And unless your baby has health issues, don’t bother renting one of those Doppler fetal heart monitors. Really. What’s wrong with just assuming everything’s OK and waiting for your midwife or doctor to check the heartbeat? Nothing. How to Deal Food is beautiful. Yes, you shouldn’t use pregnancy as an excuse to eat the entire bag of cookies, but for God’s sake, indulge a little! It’s also OK to take a nap on the couch instead of cleaning the kitchen or writing a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay. In fact, rest should be the rule and not the exception. Find a good online forum (check out Baby Center to start) where you can read about and chat with people who are also growing a fetus. But step away from the Google search! It’ll have you thinking that your baby’s going to come out with three noses, eight eyeballs and an affinity for Exorcist-style head spins within three clicks.

Newborn By Rachel Dovey, mother of Edith, age two months What to Expect You’ll be caring for a creature whose skills and abilities are less “functioning human being” and more “cute potato bug” while getting very little sleep—losing control over the things you do and say is par for the course. Calling your sweet baby girl unholy names when she just won’t stop screaming is perfectly normal, and she won’t remember it. Telling a roomful of acquaintances over dinner that sometimes your breast milk sprays AT LEAST two feet is also normal, but you may not get invited back. What You’ll Need Think of yourself as a big-game hunter on safari, but replace the camo, tranquilizer gun and butterfly net with swaddle blankets, Moby wraps and a bouncy chair. And keep the tranquilizer gun around—stowed right behind the changing table, or just under the crib—for emergencies. If you’re one of those annoying purists who “doesn’t believe in heavy sedation via dart syringe,” you can also keep a pacifier tucked away.

Infant By Jessica Dur Taylor, mother of Mallory Mae, age six months What to Expect At times it feels like your life has been hijacked, like you will never enjoy a movie, prolonged foreplay or a full night’s sleep again. You may feel like you’re more intimate with your washing machine than your spouse (especially if you’re cloth diapering). And yet, corny as it sounds, it really does go by so fast. Three months ago, she thrilled us with a smile. Now she’s scooting across the kitchen floor, laughing and shrieking, sitting up to eat mashed sweet potato and sucking her big toes, sometimes both at the same time. Now is the time to savor each leap over the next developmental hurdle and the emergence of true personality. What You Need Time ) 20 to get goofy. Babies care

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What You Don’t Need Unsolicited advice. You can’t perform every parenting trick that each concerned mommy, auntie or former child of an awesome mom approaches you excitedly in the mall to tell you about. Otherwise, your poor infant would be left in her co-sleeper all day to cry it out and learn valuable life lessons. She’d be drinking a daily thimbleful of ouzo to keep her regular. She’d have rubbing alcohol on her feet to keep her cool. She’d be triple swaddled to keep her warm. And she’d be walking with the help of Vick’s Artificial Legs for Newborns™. How to Deal Brainstorm fake baby gear to pass the time, and then patent it. Dread the day that iPhone Solitaire tells you “Congratulations, you’ve played 3,000 games!” Read, in between feedings, burping sessions and diaper changes (in other words, read comedians’ memoirs or British satires about the Thatcher era—things you can always come back to). Don’t sweat the sink full of unwashed dishes or the halfeaten pickle that’s been sitting on the counter for three days. Remember, while this intense time might seem difficult, your lovely baby girl will someday smile, look you in the eyes and tell you sweetly: “No.”

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The Wedding Expo is the largest wedding show in the North Bay - prioritizing will help you not be overwhelmed. The following is a general guideline: Prioritize your needs — focus on your top three or four priorities: First: (Major Components) – Apparel, Wedding Planner, Site, Caterer Second: (Professional Services) – Photographer, DJ, Videographer, Officiant Third: (Fine Tuning) – Transportation, Florist, Cake, Favors, etc Make Follow-Up Plans — The Wine Country is a busy wedding market in which the best vendors get booked quickly- when you find a vendor in whom you are interested, set an appointment at the Expo to meet within the week. Bride Guide — Keep this in hand- it has listings of all the vendors, as well as other important information. You can also take notes on your Bride Guide.

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Visit the Entire Show — some guests don’t realize that there are vendors and attractions in both the lobby and the atrium- make your way through the whole show. Use Vendors as a Resource — Don’t hesitate to approach and ask questions to vendors. The Wedding Expo features the top wedding professionals in the Wine Country- they will be happy to share their expertise.

Additional Planning Help If you are looking for more personalized guidance in your planning, we’ve created a comprehensive planning resource to help you — The Concierge Service from Wine Country Bride. Receive vendor referrals for our preferred vendors, budget and scheduling guidance, workshops/special events, and more. You will work one on one with a wedding coach to organize your thoughts and move your planning forward. And the best part? This resource will help you save thousands of dollars on your wedding! For more details, or to schedule an appointment, please call (707) 544-3695, or email info@ winecountrybride.com

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Contact: Bethany Barsman

Wine Country Bride Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-544-3695 Contact: Kelly

Pegi Ball Catering Company Phone: 707-546-9996 Contact: Pegi Ball

Wine Country Tux Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-544-3695 Contact: Kelly

Sally Tomatoes Catering Phone: 707-665-9472 Contact: Gerard Giudice

Men’s Wearhouse Phone: 707-525-1324 Contact: Michael Selix Formalwear Phone: 510-881-0333 Contact: Gary Starlet Bridal Phone: 707-544-0334 Contact: Allison Or Jill

Yum Yum Trolley Phone: 707-695-1353 Contact: Sharina

DISC JOCKEY Premier Productions Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-570-2013 Contact: Jay or Clay

FAVORS AND GIFTS McClellan Mountain Spring Water Phone: 707-268-0254 Contact: Christina Holden Things Remembered Phone: 707-528-2574 Contact: Kim Ball

FINANCIAL Frost Mortgage Lending Group Phone: 707-331-1395 Contact: Jay Hicks

FLORIST Bella Vita Event Productions Phone: 707-322-0807 Contact: Christina City 205 Flowers Phone: 707-525-8318 Contact: Jill and Stormi Lorin Rose Weddings Phone: 707-479-8388 Contact: Lorin Rose

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A Long Music Phone: 707-992-5697 Contact: Aaron

Cold Stone Creamery Phone: 707-762-1824 Contact: Jennifer or Trudy

Crystal Clear DJ Phone: 707-694-8722 Contact: Dan Lindsey

Rassasy Cakes Phone: 707-596-8697 Contact: Erin Manly

ED the DJ Entertainment Phone: 707-536-1181 Contact: Ed

Sequoia Floral Int’l Phone: 707-525-0780 Ext113 Contact: Danette Whiting

Recherche du Plaisir Phone: 707-843-3551 Contact: Lucy Gustafson

Grand Slam Mobile Disc Jockeys Phone: 415-897-9270 Contact: Mike

The Leafy Lady Phone: 707-486-4935 Contact: Jan

Starting From Scratch Phone: 707-577-8655 Contact: Tammy Long Willow Tree Bakery (Formerly Simply Yours) Phone: 707-541-6243 Contact: Tina

Modern Maestro Music Phone: 707-495-9351 Contact: Bryce Williams North Coast DJ Phone: 707-795-3115 Contact: Michael

Your Sweet Expectations Phone: 707-285-2013 Contact: Carolyn Besse

Planet Entertainment DJ’s Phone: 707-480-3597 Contact: Brooke

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Runaway DJ Services Phone: 707-535-6153 Contact: Jon Moore/ Brett Smallwood

Bear Republic Brewing Co. Phone: 707-433-2337 Contact: Caitlin Check In Catering Phone: 707-758-5589 Contact: Vinay Classic Kitchen Associates Phone: 707-433-7238 Contact: Ron Edwards Margo Rooney Phone: 707-795-3706 Contact: Margo Rooney Out To Lunch Fine Catering Phone: 707-766-9810

Superior Sound Phone: 510-677-2015 Contact: Nick Field

EVENT RENTAL/ DECOR Wine Country Party & Events Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-544-3695 Contact: Christina Nordin Party, Tents & Events Phone: 707-544-4132 Contact: Leslie/Kristi

Petal Town Flowers Phone: 707-664-9917 Contact: Martin & Elizabeth

Wine Country Florals Phone: 707-318-8288 Contact: David Hanson

GIFT REGISTRY National Healthstyles Foundation Phone: 866-520-2224 Contact: www. nationalhealthstyles.com

HEALTH/WELLNESS Downtown Zerona Laser Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-933-7199 Contact: Dr. Bunyad / Trish Bender Amway-Nutrilite & Artisry Phone: 707-205-9734 Contact: Maria Tepale Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge Phone: 415-663-6322 Contact: Jeffrey Goodwin Fusion Fitness Phone: 707-542-4500 Contact: Sheri Carr LiveFit Boot Camp Phone: 707-287-5543 Contact: Jeff & Jaron

Structure U Phone: 707-837-5244 Contact: Matt Vineyard Dental Group Phone: 707-236-5395 Contact: Amber

HONEYMOON/ TRAVEL Cruise Planners Dan’s Voyages Phone: 415-295-4600 Contact: Dan Geneczko

Contact: Ramon Estrada Photography Angela Cole Photography Phone: 707-344-8500 Contact: Angela Cole Arken Studios Phone: 707-824-0497 Contact: Nancy Crain

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Blue Iris Arts Photography Phone: 707-636-4789 Contact: Kevin Walters

Alisa Marie Designs Phone: 707-326-4896 Contact: Alisa Cox

Crystal Clear Studios Phone: 707-849-6192 Contact: Dena Ita Lindsey

Corrick’s Phone: 707-546-2423 Contact: Matt Sundahl/ Jacqueline Stiffler/Keven Brown (owner)

Kylie Chevalier Photography Phone: 714-501-7259 Contact: Kylie Chevalier

DreamMaker Designs Phone: 707-849-7178 Contact: Tammy Gilbertson

JEWELER Darcy’s Fine Jewelers Phone: 707-545-3957 Contact: Greg Montoya Designs Phone: 707-396-2707 Contact: Rodney Stella & Dot Phone: 707-849-6183 Contact: Jessica Pasquini

LIVE MUSIC Bobby Jo Valentine Phone: 707-364-9631 Contact: Bobby Jo Valentine Carnelian Strings Phone: 707-528-6502 Contact: Mary England Romantic Guitar Phone: 415-632-7414 Contact: Leo King Susan Weinstein Harpist Phone: 707-538-9820 Contact: Susan

LODGING Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau Phone: 707-577-8674 Contact: Charlene Lennon

OFFICIANT The Wedding Officiant Michael Wright Phone: 888-222-0713 Contact: Michael Wright Vows and Kisses Wedding Officiant Phone: 831 566-2467 Contact: Lucinda Martin

PHOTOGRAPHER Ramon Estrada Photography Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-326-4308

Larsen’s Photography Phone: 707-367-0919 Contact: Maile Larsen Lucky Shot Studios Phone: 510-517-2061 Contact: Greg Marc Blondin Photography Phone: 707-703-9731 Contact: Marc Mariah Smith Photography Phone: 707-479-2184 Contact: Mariah Smith Owen Kahn Photography Phone: 707-763-2219 Contact: Owen Summer Kitchens Studio Phone: 707-494-7333 Contact: Summer Kitchens Tibidabo Photography Phone: 707-545-2630 Contact: Bob and Becky Stender

PLANNER/ COORDINATOR Cirkl Productions Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-291-3274 Contact: Cirkl Sugar Pop Events Phone: 707-590-0244 Contact: Michelle Bradley

RECEPTION/ CEREMONY SITE

Ca’ Bianca Restaurant Phone: 707-544-2258 Contact: Karin Charlie’s At Windsor Golf Club Phone: 707-837-0019 Contact: Liz Glass Chic Wine Country Weddings Phone: 707-824-8413 Contact: Chelsea Draper Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center Phone: 415-663-1075 Contact: Kelly McRae DeLoach Vineyards Phone: 707-526-9111 ex 104 Contact: David Fackrell

Wells Fargo Center For The Arts Phone: 707-527-7006 ext. 131 Contact: Tena

REHEARSAL DINNER Tres Hombres Long Bar And Grill Phone: 707-773-4500 Contact: Tres Hombres Long Bar And Grill

SALON SERVICES American Laser Centers Phone: 877-252-7977 Contact: Pamela

DeTurk Round Barn Phone: 707-543-3285 Contact: Mickey Remy

European Wax Center Phone: 707-528-2147 Contact: Raquel Pipes

Fountaingrove Golf & Country Club Phone: 707-521-3224 Contact: Margo

Gay Dering Hair & Makeup Artistry Phone: 707-996-9326 Contact: Gay Dering

Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park Phone: 707-433-4275 Contact: Frank Johnson

Lash Out! Professional Eyelash Extension Phone: 707-495-3894 Contact: Whitney Mullins

Highland Dell Lodge Phone: 707-865-2300 Contact: Herb Loose

Leading Edge Salon Phone: 707-575-5551 Contact: Paula Lindsay or Tamara Gambini

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Phone: 707-569-5529 Contact: Lindsay Darrimon Legends Clubhouse At Bennett Valley Golf Course Phone: 707-523-4040 ext. 10 Contact: Heather Hamm Monte Rio Recreation & Park District Phone: 707-865-9956 Contact: Dawn Bell Oakmont Golf Club Phone: 707-537-3671 Contact: Tina Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa Phone: 888-404-2255 Contact: Johannes

Ellington Hall Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-545-6150 ext.11 Contact: Christina Nordin

The Bodega Harbour Yacht Club Phone: 707-875-3519 ext. 40 Contact: Amanda Vineyard

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel Phone: 707-668-9770 Contact: Lisa Corral

The Meritage Resort and Spa Phone: 707-251-1941 Contact: Tiana Shaw

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Vintners Inn / John Ash & Co. Phone: 707-566-2607 Contact: Denette Huffman

SPECIALTY SERVICE Wine Country Party & Events Wedding Expo Sponsor Phone: 707-544-3695 Contact: Kelly Arthur Murray Dance Studio Phone: 707-843-3447 Contact: Cara Bella Photography & Design (Boudoir/Pin-up) Phone: 707-526-3771 Contact: Tamara DeMello Doves Aflight Phone: 707-996-5972 Contact: Steve Klausner Froggy 92.9 Phone: 707-543-0100 Contact: Maverick Media HOT 101.7 Phone: 707-543-0100 Contact: Maverick Media MamaLin’s Brooch Bouquets Phone: 707-495-2899 Contact: Linda Ferro Mary Kay Cosmetics (Linda Fisher) Phone: 707-529-5778 Contact: Linda Fisher

North Bay Portables Phone: 707-234-6426 Contact: Kerri Olhiser Pacific Sanitation Phone: 707-545-4847 Contact: Heath Passion Parties by April Phone: 707-529-4365 Contact: April Dabel Perfect Pose Photo Booth Phone: 707-570-7673 Contact: Rob & Karen Schneider Say Cheeze! Photobooth Rental Phone: 707-889-2247 Contact: Sheryl Orndorff Sonoma Date Night Phone: 707-694-1033 Contact: Joanna Briese Spice Sensuality Boutique Phone: 707-588-0525 Contact: Spice Sensuality Boutique The Mix 104.9 Phone: 707-543-0100 Contact: Maverick Media The Sonoma Photo Booth Company Phone: 707-772-6868 Contact: Tracey

TRANSPORTATION Carriage Occassions Phone: 707-546-2568 Contact: Nancy or Ted Draper Wine Road Tours Phone: 707-548-4421 Contact: Lue

VIDEOGRAPHER Deja Vu Videography Phone: 707-823-5907, 707-694-6641 Contact: Margot Grimmer MJ Pro Video Phone: 707-775-9470 Contact: Michael James Premier Productions Videography Phone: 707-570-2013 Contact: Cullen W Video Productions Phone: 707-889-3883 Contact: Christy Wohlert

WINE/ALE/ CHAMPAGNE Korbel Champagne Cellars Phone: 707-246-7274 Contact: Ryan Barella

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By Gabe Meline, father of Lena, age three What to Expect A lovely, incessant chorus of â&#x20AC;&#x153;No,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gimmeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leave me alone,â&#x20AC;? mixed with a constant, highpitched whine emanating from a snot-encrusted nose. Refusal of all foods other than mac and cheese, and refusal of all activities other than watching Ponyo for the 413th time. This is also the time for potty training, and though number one comes easy, number two usually means hiding behind the curtains for 40 minutes and then ruining a perfectly ďŹ ne pair of Hello Kitty underwear. What Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Need Sorry, yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all: NetďŹ&#x201A;ix. Yo Gabba Gabba is a godsend for parents perplexed by Elmo, and Wonder Pets is similarly weird, in a good way. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t load â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em up on TVâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this is also when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love books, thousands of which can be found in thrift stores for cheap. Lena loves Corduroy, Are You My Mother?, the Sweet Pickles series and Frog

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AT THIS FRENCH CHARTER SCHOOL” should also be dealt with cautiously. How to Deal In lieu of a Xanax prescription from your doctor, make sure to take some time off. Find a good, dependable babysitter. At this stage, finding adventurous things for both you and your child to do together is key—camping is great, because kids love nature. Outdoor concerts, baseball games, bike rides and the ocean have also worked well for me. Embrace all those hokeyass activities you did as a kid, like Train Town, Howarth Park, the Mexican circus, the municipal swimming pool, the family series at the Wells Fargo Center, the Russian River, the cartoon matinee and the Rose Parade. Complain about how all these things used to be better, while remembering the power of free, simple pleasures. If all else fails, just bang your head against the wall. It works!

Child By Stett Holbrook, father of Everett, age seven What to Expect As your kid enters first grade and beyond, you’ll find he or she straddles

two worlds: toddlerhood and childhood. They get long in the limbs, lose teeth as if they were spitting out sunflower seeds and finally graduate from a car seat to the simple bliss of a booster seat. And yet in many ways they’re still babies who have nightmares, wet their pants, throw tantrums over sock colors and want you to hold their hands. Savor it. What You’ll Need Patience. The sleepless nights of infancy may be over, but now that your precious one is a full-fledged walking and talking child, you’ll need a calm demeanor to handle the iron will and debating skills of a growing child. Cocktails (for you) are helpful, too. What You Don’t Need TV. Plastic toys. And sugar after 3pm. How to Deal Connecting with other parents is great. Slowing down and letting your child set the agenda for a change is good. And striving to listen and connect with your kid and really see and hear him can work wonders—for both of you. “They grow up so fast” is the world’s most unoriginal parental insight, but like most clichés, it happens to be true.

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The Wells Fargo Center becomes a portal to Mexico this week for la Fiesta de Independencia. With the numerous mariachi bands, authentic food stands and piñatas, you’ll feel like you’re right at the heart of the capital city. There’s something for everyone here: games, family activities, art exhibits and dancing. Latino Community Leadership awards are announced, and every corner of the lobby will deliciously smell of cilantro and jalapeño for the salsa contest. Celebrate 202 years of independence on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 1–7pm. Free. 707.546.3600.

In case you were wondering about the identity of that stunning woman on the cover of our Fall Arts issue, look no further. Lila Downs is the flamboyant Oaxaca native that sang her way into our corazons with her ancient and earthy melodies in the film Frida. She’s recently released her album Pecados y Milagros (“Sins and Miracles”), which embraces indigenous influences from her homeland to address the human condition in every culture. She’s currently working on a musical theater presentation of award-winning novel Like Water for Chocolate, so catch a glimpse of her on Friday, Sept. 14, at Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $35. 707.259.0123.

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Grove-y Amphi-tree-ter Get your blood moving before the cold comes with a short hike to the Old Grove Festival. You’re sure to be hungry after that, so join in for a great feast that’ll fill your belly. Save some room—Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks are in charge of the entertainment, alongside Solid Air, the Mighty Chiplings, and Gordan and D’Orazi. The natural starlit atmosphere adds to the magic, and sound just resonates beautifully in the crisp forest air. Gather round the amphitheater—you might want to bring something soft to sit on the wooden benches—on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Armstrong Woods. 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville. 4pm. $25–$40. 707.869.2015.

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Artsy Anniversary Run amok! It’s the Caravanniversary, celebrating 30 years of the Headlands Center for the Arts, a former Armybarracks-turned-artist-residence space. For one giant, free day, there will be a galore of artist projects, games, bike and surf activities, guided hikes, musical entertainment and activities for everyone. Test your agility on an art obstacle course, and look up to the sky for a kite show. A sampling of food trucks can satisfy any picky eater, and at the Beer Garden, drinkers can handchoose their bottles. Come one, come all on Saturday, Sept. 15, to the Fort Barry Parade Grounds. 944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito. Noon–5pm. Free.

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AMERICAN GARAGE MAN Pat Metheny brings his Unity Band to the Napa Valley Opera House Sept. 18. See Concerts, p28.

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ArtsIdeas BLURT SSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new exhibit, with the above work by Christopher Janney, coincides with the opening of the Green Music Center.

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n 1952, John Cage wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;4'33",â&#x20AC;? a famous piece of music ďŹ rst performed on solo piano involving no actual playing of the instrument whatsoever. At its premiere, the four minutes and 33 seconds of utter silence of â&#x20AC;&#x153;4'33"â&#x20AC;? baffled, inspired and generally twisted the minds of both artists and musicians alike. Was it music? Was it conceptual? Was it even art?

These questions are the foundation for a new installation in Sonoma State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sound, Image Object: The Intersection of Art and Music,â&#x20AC;? opening Sept. 13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not about the art making sound or making music,â&#x20AC;? explains gallery director Michael Schwager of the exhibit. Rather, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about combining visual observation with aural perception, and vice-versa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be things that are interesting and engaging to look at that might hint at sound and music, and others that are going to be really obvious,â&#x20AC;? says Schwager.

Three pieces from female artist Jack Ox feature snippets of Brucknerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Symphony no. 8 printed over views of St. Florianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church on large pieces of Mylar, combining a visual aesthetic of architecture that evokes a similar feeling as the music. This obvious combination of senses is contrasted with pieces like Tom Marioniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Musical Instrument That Cannot Be Played. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an instrument. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple 3-D sculpture, about knee-high, made of a few plain, black blocks of different sizes. The title, however, puts the idea of music in the

viewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind and changes the experience dramatically. There are audible pieces, like Paul Kosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; I Saw the Light, featuring a Johnny Cash recording of the same name accompanying several puns on the theme. But for the most part, the majority of the pieces donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sound, they simply evoke it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been these theories over the years about how there are equivalents of sound and music [in visual art],â&#x20AC;? says Schwager. Such art might capture the feeling of synesthesia, a condition in which senses are experienced in unusual ways, like seeing sounds as color or tasting words. Christopher Janneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sound Is an Invisible Color aims to recreate this. The visually striking tubes seem to ďŹ&#x201A;ow out of a pulsing button, which, when pressed, emits strange, ambient sounds. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no coincidence that the exhibit opens the same month as SSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Green Music Center; Schwager wisely piggybacked on the buzz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, why not do a show about music, because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be so much attention given, rightfully so, to the Green Music Center.â&#x20AC;? The main hall at the GMC is so acoustically brilliant, it has been touted as an instrument in its own right. So while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on display just across campus, why not perform the John Cage piece Score Without Parts using the hall as the instrument? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so preposterous, considering Cageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s print is comprised not of dots on a staff, but drawings by Henry David Thoreau, with fully notated instructions on how they are to be played. Would it be music? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sound, Image, Object: The Intersection of Art and Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shows Sept. 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 14 at the University Art Gallery at SSU. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Opening reception, Sept. 13, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6pm. 707.664.2295.

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f big business got sentimental about human life,” argues a hardened industrialist early in Clifford Odets’ 1935 drama Waiting for Lefty, “there wouldn’t be big business of any sort!” When Odets wrote Lefty, his first play to be produced, America was in the midst of the Great Depression. The suffering of the average American was savage, yet the moneyed leaders and capitalist powers, largely responsible for the country’s economic collapse, were rebounding, the rich getting richer as surely as the poor were starving on the streets. That little has changed in the last 77 years is reason enough to take a fresh look at Lefty, a loosely connected series of dramatic vignettes set against a looming New York City taxi drivers’ strike.

‘Waiting for Lefty’ runs Thursday– Sunday through Sept. 23 at the Imaginists Theatre Collective. 461 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa. Thursday–Saturday, 8pm; Sunday matinee, 5pm. $15–$18. 707.528.7554.

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It’s the kind of play that Santa Rosa’s Imaginists Theatre Collective is especially committed to, theater with a strong social consciousness and a fierce demand for justice. Directed by Brent Lindsay with a brutal lyricism that often feels like a live documentary, the fast-paced 65-minute show is occasionally uneven, but the rawness of the material is well served by the multiracial, multilingual company of actors. The set-up is deceptively simple. A contentious band of cab drivers argues the pros and cons of striking for better pay, all while waiting for their leader, Lefty, to arrive and lend his wisdom. What does his absence mean? As the union’s communistbaiting president attempts to persuade the drivers that strikes are ineffective tools of red agitators, the workers take turns speaking up, and Odets raises the curtain on the lives of those who will be affected directly or indirectly by the strike: a driver whose wife threatens to leave him if he doesn’t bring home more money, the girlfriend of a driver torn between her charming but poor lover and her disapproving family, a surgeon whose abrupt firing (cost-cutting issues) pushes her to take up cab-driving to see who else in the world is suffering. The show is cast with a blind eye to gender or race, a trademark of the Imaginists, with several of Odets’ male roles transformed into females. Likewise, some Spanish-speaking actors tackle roles originally played by Italian or Polish actors, a sly shift of focus which feeds the powerful conclusion, as the cabbies join in chanting, “Our bones! Our blood! Workers of the world unite!” The color of the cabbies’ skin may have changed since 1935, but the ongoing tension between profits and basic human dignity has not changed a bit.

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DON’T SNEEZE ‘Russian Ark’ was filmed in one continuous 96-minute shot.

Hermetic Hermitage ‘Russian Ark’ a technical, historic triumph BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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10-year-old film is our key recommendation at the Wine Country Film Festival. The festival also includes the Clara Schumann bio-pic Clara, the documentary Gypsy Spirit, on the Rajasthan roots of the music that spans the European continent and beyond, and “Films al Fresco” at the Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood. Russian Ark (2002) follows a pair of ghosts, unstuck in time, visiting the Hermitage in St. Petersburg; it’s the cultural pride of the Russian people, but it’s also tied irrevocably to that nation’s history of despotism and terrible war. Director Aleksandr Sokurov captures this in one single, audacious 96-minute take. (“No cut = director’s cut,” Sokurov jested at the time.) It’s shot with a Sony HDW-F900 camera, equipped with a then-prototype disk drive built to record for 100 minutes. Cameraman Tilman Büttner (Run Lola Run) negotiates the turns and stairwells of the palace. But the feat of setting up, in essence, 33 studios to be entered in real time is less

important than the film itself. We don’t learn much about the freshly dead—or perhaps deeply dreaming— narrator, but his companion is called the Marquis (Sergey Dreyden). As a foreign observer, the Marquis tempts out the question of the history and destiny of Russia. He whispers as he sidles past Catherine the Great (Maria Kuznetsova). And he’s delighted by the garb at a lavish Victorian ball, with marabou plumes, mauve gowns and coronets. “Beautiful uniforms, even if I don’t like the military,” he says. Seeing this nexus of history and art, you quite forget what a technical breakthrough Russian Ark was until the grand final procession, a ball letting out into the chill of dawn—and of course, letting in the Great War and the Russian Revolution. Here, the Hermitage is the point of calm in the torrent. It’s 300 years seen “in one breath,” Sokurov says. Certainly, it’ll take your breath away. ‘Russian Ark’ screens Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Glaser Center. (547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa; 5pm). For full festival schedule and info, see www.sriff.org.

BONIN’ IN THE BONEYARD

Trombone Shorty’s first gig was at age four, playing in a New Orleans funeral.

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Trombone Shorty tears the roof off BY MICHAEL SHAPIRO

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he New Orleans sound runs so deep in Trombone Shorty that his family says he came into this world humming “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Like most myths, there’s but a kernel of truth in the tale, but the story of where his name comes from isn’t hyperbole.

When he was about four years old growing up in New Orleans’ Treme district, little Troy Andrews was playing in a jazz funeral. “I was standing up next to the horn and it was [taller than me] and my brother shouted out, ‘Trombone Shorty!’,” he tells documentary directors Eric Alan Donaldson and L. Lonnie Peralta. Treme is the neighborhood that

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue play Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $30–$45. 707.546.3600.

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spawned Louis Armstrong and other great musicians, and Shorty says even as a kid he knew music would be his life. “It’s just one of those things we have that’s in the air here,” adds Shorty, who had a role in four episodes of the HBO series Treme. “Before I had real instruments, and before my friends and my family had real instruments,” he says, “we used to have a cardboard box; we’d play snare and bass drum. And I had a Big Wheel as a tuba over my shoulder, and we’d march around with, like, 50 neighborhood kids. Then we got real instruments, and it was all over then.” Today, Shorty is known for blending classic New Orleans jazz with funk, rock and hip-hop. The charismatic horn player calls his music “supa-funk-rock,” but the label isn’t important. What matters is the music, that exuberant, uplifting sound that gets people on their feet and dancing. The 26-year-old horn player was unable to be interviewed for his Sept. 19 show at the Wells Fargo Center because he was taking care of his family after Hurricane Isaac rolled across the South at the end of August. Then he was off to play a couple of dates in France. Shorty says it’s a “blessing” to earn his living by playing music. “Playing and traveling the world at the expense of my horn—my horn is my passport,” he says in the documentary. Shorty has been praised by New Orleans royalty—from the Neville Brothers to the Marsalis family— and has played with Lenny Kravitz and Allen Toussaint. Shorty’s recent album, For True, includes collaborations with Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes and Kid Rock. As good as Shorty’s recorded music is, he’s much better live. The longest show? “Five hours,” he says. “They didn’t leave, so we couldn’t stop.”

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Fiesta de Independencia Celebrate Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independence with authentic food, music, games and activities for the entire family. Sep 15, 1pm. Free. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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Featuring Lee Oskar, Kenny Neal, James Harman, Little Charlie and the Blues Survivors. Sep 13, 8pm. $20-$25. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Pat Metheny Unity Band Jazz guitarist and composerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new band, featuring Chris Potter, Ben Williams and Antonio Sanchez. Sep 18, 8pm. $60-$65. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Sep 13, Baba Fats, White Wall & Floral. Sep 14, Tempest. Sep 15, Kitchen Fire, Rich McCulley, the Golddiggers. Sep 18, the Hipbones. Mon, Art & Music with Stanley Mouse. Wed, 7pm, open mic. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Doc Hollidayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon Sep 14, Terry Sanders & the Black Market Blues. Sep 15, Destroyer. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.623.5453.

Downtown Guerneville Plaza Sep 13, Carlos Reyes. 16201 First Street, Guerneville.

Flamingo Lounge Sep 14, Powerhouse. Sep 15, Crossfire. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Green Music Center 1029 Sep 19, Louis Romanos Jazz Quartet. SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2122.

Hopmonk Tavern

Sep 14, Ricky Alan Ray. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

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Mexican-born singersongwriter fuses traditional Mexican with blues, jazz, soul, African and even klezmer music. Sep 14, 7pm. $35. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Celebrate the diverse cultures of Nepal, Tibet and India through traditional Himalayan music and ethnic dance performances. Sep 15-16, 11am-5pm. $10. Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St W, Sonoma. Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, the Mighty Chiplings and Gordon & Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Orazi benefit Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Sep 15, 6pm. $10-$40. Redwood Forest Theatre, Armstong Redwoods State Reserve, Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville.

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Sep 13, Juke Joint with Polish Ambassador. Sep 14, Huckle. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Hotel Healdsburg Sep 14, John Simon and Tom Shader. Sep 15, Stephanie Ozer Trio. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Unity Festival Bands include Rootman J & the Zionyouth Crew, Keithie Kulcha, Hula Skirt, Madi Simmons & the MRA, Highest Intention and much more. Sep 14-16, noon-11pm. $45$135. Guerneville Lodge, 15905 River Rd, Guerneville.

NAPA COUNTY Corazon Latino Featuring Tarasco, Tommy Hill & the Rumba Tribe, Kool Katz Band, Los Gallos and Impulzo. Sep 15, 7pm. $25-$30. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Long Meadow Ranch Winery Sep 16, Harvest Party with Vinyl. 738 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.4555.

Main Street Station

Marco Polo Marco Benevento takes jazz through adventurous waters To get noticed in jazz piano, it seems, one must record a contemporary cover song. The Bad Plus have tackled Nirvana, Vijay Iyar has done credit to M.I.A., and on his 2009 album Between the Needles and Nightfall, the versatile Marco Benevento paid tribute to Amy Winehouse with a touching version of “You Know I’m No Good.” But to call Benevento a jazz pianist is limiting and against current trends of blocky, clustered piano phrasing. Instead of a clogged drain, Benevento is pure LiquidPlumr, a quality assisted by his stature in the jam-band scene, having played with members of Phish, the Grateful Dead, RatDog, Further and Primus. He knows when to lay out and let the music breathe, just as he knows when to morph into a vertiginous version of “Bennie and the Jets.” Playing with four or five pedals, a laptop and a MIDI keyboard atop his upright piano, Benevento is more rock band than jazz trio, evidenced by the cast on his new album TigerFace, which includes Dave Dreiwitz from Ween, Mike Gordon from Phish and John McEntire from Tortoise. But the adventurousness of jazz is at the forefront of the ship, and Benevento is worthy of the captain’s hat. Catch him on Friday, Sept. 14, at Terrapin Crossroads. 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael. 7:30pm. $18. 415.524.2773. —Gabe Meline

Sep 14, Vernelle Anders. Sep 15, Yancie Taylor & the Jazz Doctor Trio. Sep 12, Phat Chance. Sep 13, Susan Sutton. Mon, Greg Hester. Tues, Maple Profant piano noir. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Murphy’s Irish Pub Sep 15, Perfect Crime. Sep 16, Shards of Green. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre Sep 14, the Brothers Comatose. Sep 15, Zepparella. Sep 16, Dave Matthews Tribute Band. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Occidental Center for the Arts Sep 15, Euphonia. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Osmosis Day Spa Sep 13, Shabda. 209 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone. 707.823.8231.

Papa’s Taverna Sep 15, Jami Jamison Band. 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.769.8545.

Phoenix Theater Sep 15, Leaders, Dynasty, Watchers & Hunters, Isolation, Youthquake AD, I Built the Cross, the Kids We Used to Be, Reformers. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Quincy’s Sep 14, VX36. 6590 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park. 707.585.1079.

Redwood Cafe Sep 15, D’Bunchovus. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Redwood Forest Theatre Sep 15, Old Grove Festival. Armstong Redwoods State Reserve, Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville.

Russian River Brewing Co Sep 15, Walking Spanish. Sep 16, Old Jawbone. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Jasper O’Farrell’s Sep 12, NVO. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Lagunitas Tap Room Sep 12, Derek & Damir. Sep 14,

Ten Ton Chicken. Sep 15, Jinx Jones. Sep 16, Learning Curve. Sep 19, Emma Lee. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Society: Culture House Wed, Gallery Wednesday. DJs and art curated by Jared Powell. Thurs, Casa Rasta. Sun, Rock ‘n’ )

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Sep 13, Sol Seed, Pion 2 Zion. Sep 15, One Night Stand. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

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Sep 12, Crosscut Band. Sep 14, Undercover Band. Sep 15, Purple Haze. Sep 16, Frankie Boots. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Sep 14, Honeydust. Sep 15, Casey Neil & the Norway Rats. Mon, reggae. Wed, Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke. Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

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Wells Fargo Center Sep 19, Trombone Shorty. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

MARIN COUNTY 142 Throckmorton Theatre

Sep 14, Wonderbread 5. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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Sep 14, Pat Jordan Band. 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.4404.

Studio 55 Marin Sep 14, Big Wide Grin. 1455 East Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.

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

NAPA COUNTY Downtown Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun, DJ Night. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Napa Valley Opera House Sep 13, Mark Hummelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues Harmonica Blow Out. Sep 15, Corazon Latino. Sep 16, Dan Zanes and Friends. Sep 18, Pat Metheny Unity Band. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Sweetwater Music Hall Sep 13, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic. Sep 14, P-Funk Allstar RonKat Spearmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Katdelic. Sep 15, Super Diamond. Sep 16, Moonalice. Sep 17, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh & Stu Allen. Sep 18, Eddie Roberts & the

Sep 13, Lee Koch. Sep 14, Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sing a Song. Sep 15, Searching for Sinatra. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Uptown Theatre Sep 14, Lila Downs. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Sep 12, Rockit Science. Sep 14, J Diggs. Sep 16, Lonestar Retrobates. Sep 19, Phil Hardgrave & the Continentals. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

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Sep 14, Just Friends. Sep 15, Void Where Prohibited. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

Panama Hotel Restaurant Sep 19, Lorin Rowan. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Periâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Dollar Sep 12, Pseudo. Sep 13, Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jam Sandwich. Sep 14, Detectives. Sep 15, Overcommitments, Firewheel. Sep 16, Slowpoke. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

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Modern rock radio stalwarts swing through town with new album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neck of the Woods.â&#x20AC;? Sep 12 at the Fox Theater.

John ScoďŹ eld Trio Merle Haggard The poor fella had to play a festival with Hank Williams Jr. last week, jeez. Sep 16 at the Regency Ballroom.

Nude Beach You wish it was a bunch of naked people on a pile of sand, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just another Brooklyn band. Sep 17 at Amoeba SF.

Crosby, Stills & Nash Nary a dry eye in the historic venue shall be observed during â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teach Your Children Well.â&#x20AC;? Sep 19-20 at the Fillmore.

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OPENINGS Sep 13 At 4pm. University Art Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sound Image Object,â&#x20AC;? 20 artists make reference to music and sound. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295.

Sep 14 At 5pm. Art Works Downtown, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Organic Intentions,â&#x20AC;? dynamic sculptural works by Bay Area artists Mari Andrews, Mary Button Durell and Patricia Lyons Stroud. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

Sep 15 At 5pm. SlaughterhouseSpace, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In My Backyard,â&#x20AC;? the slaughterhouse is the subject for over 20 photographers and video artists. 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.1514. From 5 to 9pm. Riverfront Art Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going Going Gone,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Christine Kierstread, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once Upon a Time: Vintage Portraits Tell Their Stories,â&#x20AC;? comtemporary vintage photography by Stephanie HamiltonOravetz. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

SONOMA COUNTY Arts Guild of Sonoma Through Oct 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Mentor Program & Member Show,â&#x20AC;? featuring works of Sonoma Valley High School students. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. Wed-Thurs and Sun-

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through Oct 16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Culture Shock!â&#x20AC;? with works by Becoming Independent and community artists. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Thurs-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 707.578.9123.

Gallery 300 Through Sep 22, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Works on Paperâ&#x20AC;? by Alejandro Salazar. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. Open Sat, 12 to 5, and by appointment. 707.332.1212.

Graton Gallery Through Sep 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Murder of Crows, Three Artists, Three Objects,â&#x20AC;? work of Marsha Connell, Sally Baker and Micah Schwaberow. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Sep 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Second Nature,â&#x20AC;? paintings and collages of Jenny Honnert Abell, reflects on the abundance of the natural world. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Healdsburg Museum Through Nov 8, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ancestors of Mexico,â&#x20AC;? artifacts, photos and more. Free. 221 Matheson St, Healdsburg. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.431.3325.

Occidental Center for the Arts Through Oct 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Body of Art,â&#x20AC;? figurative art from local artists. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Sep 23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Threads of Illusion,â&#x20AC;? small-scale weavings by Adela Akers. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

Retrospect Gallery Through Sep 30, debut of new gallery, featuring paintings by Gregory Odle. 104 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. Fri, Sat, Sun, 11am to 5pm 707.291.7058.

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Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Sep 27, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand Salon,â&#x20AC;? nonjuried exhibition in salon style. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery Through Sep 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Prayer: Listening to Nature,â&#x20AC;? acrylic paintings by Sandy Eastoak. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

Sheraton Sonoma County Sep 19-23, Weekend of art workshops, lunches and panels with the theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weird, Wild, Wonderful.â&#x20AC;? $140. 745 Baywood Dr, Petaluma.

SlaughterhouseSpace Sep 15-Oct 27, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In My Backyard,â&#x20AC;? the slaughterhouse is the subject with work by over 20 photographers and video artists made over the past month. Reception, Sep 15, 5pm. 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg. Sat, noon to 5, and by appointment. 707.431.1514.

Towers Gallery Through Sep 30, Frank Oravetz, photography and Melissa Cox, watercolors, celebrate the summer. 240 N Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

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Brendan Phillips & Fast Rattler open Saturday, September 29, 8 pm

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Object,” 20 artists who make reference to music and sound in their work. Reception, Sep 13, 4pm. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. 707.664.2295.

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Marin Society of Artists Through Oct 6, “Fall Rental Show” is an exhibit of original artwork pieces available to rent. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; SatSun, 12 to 4. 415.454.9561.

Art Works Downtown

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Through Sep 28, “Organic Intentions,” dynamic sculptural works by Bay Area artists Mari Andrews, Mary Button Durell and Patricia Lyons Stroud. Reception, Sep 14, 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Through Nov 30, “You Did What to My Comics!?!” papercuts by Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

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Through Sep 30, 150 artists each receive a small wooden box to create something amazing. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Seager Gray Gallery Through Sep 29, “Journeys,” paintings by Claudia Marseille. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.

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Through Nov 5, “Architects, Activists and Avengers: The Black Panther Party 1968,” photographs by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. 170 Donahue St, Marin. Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm. 415.419.1605.

Through Sep 23, “Entering the Wild” featuring the work of Trish Carney, Adriane Colburn and others. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

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Through Oct 6, “Creatures,” sculptures, paintings, photos and drawings by six artists. 1348 A Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.812.2201.

Through Sep 28, “Beyond Landscape” features artwork focused on sustaining nature and taking care of the planet. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

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Grand Hand Gallery Through Oct 29, “Drawn from Nature,” drawings and sculptures by Maash Pascal and Patti Wessman. 1136 Main St, Napa. No phone.

Napa Valley Museum Through Sep 23, “Memory Bank II: An Exhibition of Place and People” captures people and places of Napa’s history during an era of transition in photos and film. Meet the photographers, Sep 13, 7pm ($5). Through Sep 29, “Secret Life of Paper,” celebrating paper as an art medium. Includes work by Patti Brown, Deborah Donahower and others. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500.

Robert Mondavi Winery Through Nov 4, “Metal Still Matters,” sculptures by Gordon Huether. 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville. Daily, 10 to 5. 707.968.2203.

Comedy Will Durst Countdown to the most important election of our lives (yes, again!). Deb and Mike open the evening of political satire. Sep 14, 8pm. $18-$21. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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

Dance Sep 16, 4pm, Ballet Folklorico Jazmin, Troupe of young dancers preserve Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich culture through song and dance in new dance production, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mexico Lindo.â&#x20AC;? $5-$12. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental 707.874.9392.

Events Aloha Festival Spread the aloha and experience authentic Hawaiian food and culture. Sep 15, 10am-6pm. Free. Napa Valley Exposition, 575 Third St, Napa.

Art Auction & Party High-caliber art from Bay Area artists, dancing in the afternoon, music by One Cello, One Guitar and food by Pam Ferreri. Sep 15, 4pm. $75-$100. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Chautauqua Revue Music by the Hubbub Club, entertainment by Clowns on a Stick and much more awesomeness. Sep 13-15, 8pm. $6-$20. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental. 707.874.1557.

Five-Year Anniversary Black & White Party Reception for three concurrent exhibitions and celebration of galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five year anniversary. Sep 15, 5pm. Riverfront Art Gallery, 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

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Louise Arner Boyd Day Celebration of fascinating historical Marinite with walking tours of the Boyd family estate and Victorian-era crafts and games. Sep 15, 10am. $10. Marin History Museum, Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8538.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Over 140 fine artists and offer live musical entertainment and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. Sep 15-16, 10am-5pm. $5-$10. Old Mill Park, Throckmorton and Cascade, Mill Valley.

Oktoberfest Recipe for a good time: equal parts polka, sausage and beer. Sep 15, noon-5pm. $10. Napa Smith Brewery, 1 Executive Way, Napa. 707.255.2912.

Open Weekends Open to the public on a regular basis for the first time. SatSun through Nov 4. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental. 707.874.1557.

Petaluma Fall Trash Cleanup Pick up trash before it is carried into storm drains by winter rains. Check in on Water St downtown. Sep 15, 8:30am12pm. Free. David Yearsley River Heritage Center, Copeland and D Streets, Petaluma.

Fun and fast-paced runway event (no relation to Sebastopol vintage clothing shop) celebrates the 25th anniversary of the West Marin Community Thrift Store in style. Sep 15, 6pm. $15-$30. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Petaluma Palooza

Headlands Center for the Arts Anniversary

Meander through the streets of downtown Petaluma and hear Geri DiGiorno, Judy Halebsky, Donna Emerson, David Beckman, Avotcja, A. D. Winans, Jonah Raskin, Jennie Orvino and more. Sep 16, 11am8pm. Downtown Petaluma, Fourth and Kentucky streets, Petaluma.

Artist projects, games, musical entertainment, bike and surf activities, artist-led hikes, hands-on projects and more. Sep 15, noon-5pm. Free. Headlands Center for the Arts, Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito. 415.331.2787.

Heirloom Festival Massive festival of heirloom seeds and information with

Sep 15, 11am. Free. Marin Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Redwood Stitchersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Open House Needlework on display. Huck embroidery class begins at 1pm. Sep 12, 11am. Free. Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa.

Star Party Observatoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three main telescopes are open with presentations on astronomical topics given in the classroom. Sep 15, 9pm. $3. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.6979.

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Raise money for the Walk for Farm Animals at this dinner. Sep 13, 6pm. $25-$45. Sunflower Center, 1435 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.792.5300.

Water Magic Aqua Follie Redwood Empire Synchronized Swim Teams pairs favorite storybook and Disney characters with athleticism and artistry. Fri-Sun through Sep 16. $12-$17. Oakpark Swim and Racquet Club, 4669 Badger Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.539.0353.

Wine Country Salsa & Bachata Festival Three days of salsa with Orquesta Borinquen, DJ Hong and DJ Peter. BBQ on last day. Fri, Sep 14, 7pm, Sat, Sep 15, 9:30am and Sun, Sep 16, 11am. $25-$140. Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737. Great Music, Great Food, Great Vibes & A Really Great Cause!

Field Trips

Petaluma Poetry Walk

Search for migrating birds at park ponds and wetlands. Sep 13, 8:30am-2:30pm. Shollenberger Park, Parking lot, Petaluma.

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Coastal Cleanup Day Annual beach and inland waterway cleanup. Sep 15, 9am. Free. Sonoma Ecology Center, 20 E Spain St, Sonoma. 707.996.0712.

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keynote speakers Jeffrey Smith, Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva speaking on GMOs, Slow Food and other topics. Over 100 speakers scheduled. Through Sep 13, 11am-9pm. $10-$25. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.545.4200.

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Pioneer Cemetery to witness short vignettes of events in the lives of those buried there. Sep 14-15, 7:30pm. $30. Rural Cemetary, 1600 Franklin Ave, Santa Rosa.

Open House Explore the diverse ecosystem of the 535-acre nature preserve and learn about all the programs offered at Bouverie. Sep 15, 9:30am-1pm. Free. Bouverie Preserve, 13935 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen.

Film Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D Australia’s notorious environmental blunder chronicled in this humorous documentary about the issue of invasive species, filmed and presented in 3D. Sep 14. $8$12. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Giselle Recorded at the Marinskii Theatre in St Petersburg with the Kirov Ballet. Sep 15, 7pm. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Hopper: In His Own Words Documentary on Dennis Hopper. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Cass Warner. Sep 15, 6pm. $25. Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3946.

Santa Rosa International Film Festival Opening night at Deerfield Ranch Winery, continues at various locations throughout Santa Rosa. Sep 12-23. Deerfield Ranch Winery, 10200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood. Full schedule at www.sriff.org.

Harvest Grand Opening First harvest in new home, including pizza, cheeses, gelato, wine and a performance by the Sonoma Tenors. SatSun, 10am-5pm. through Sep 23. Free. VJB Vineyards & Cellars, 60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood. 707.833.2300.

Heirloom Tomato Festival Taste over 150 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, see a chef competition with Top Chef contenders and hear live music. Sep 15, 11am-4pm. $75$85. Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton.

Plate by Plate Locally grown foods and wine in this fundraiser for children in Haiti. Sep 16, 4pm. $75. Tres Sabores Winery, 1620 S Whitehall Lane, St. Helena. 707.967.8027.

Slow Food’s Fresh Food Picnic Seasonal sit-down feast, auction and raffle, live music, tours of the farm and fun activities for children. Sep 15, 11am-6pm. $40-$125. Rancho Mark West Farm, 7125 St. Helena Rd, Santa Rosa.

Taste of Downtown San Rafael Located at a variety of locations throughout downtown, this is a unique and fun way to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine from local businesses. Sep 19, 4-8pm. $25. Downtown San Rafael, Fifth and A streets, San Rafael.

Tomato Tasting Taste over 30 varieties from Cornerstone’s gardens. Cooking demo by Bruce Reizenman at 1pm. Sep 16, 11am. Free. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.933.3010.

Lectures

Louise Arner Boyd Frederick E Nelson, PhD, discusses Louise Boyd’s work and accomplishments on her Arctic expeditions during the 1930s. Sep 19, 7pm. $10-$15. Marin History Museum, Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8538.

Cooking for Cancer Recovery Dr Ed Bauman presents recipes from his book “Flavors of Health Cookbook.” Sep 19, 6pm. Ceres Community Project, 7351 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.8295.

Electric Aircraft! Science Buzz Cafe features Dr. Larry Ford, VP CAFÉ Foundation Green Flight Challenge. Sep 12, 7pm. $4. French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Fall Day Hiking Basics Ryan Ammons shares tips and tricks on all aspects of getting out on the trail. Sep 19, 7pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, 213 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.1938.

Finding Greatness Within NBA greats Phil Jackson and Chris Mullin discuss the spiritual nature of sports, overcoming challenges and the essence of teamwork. Sep 16, 4pm. $25. Haehl Pavilion, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Jack Gibson Pictorial history (from the mid 1800s through today) of Marin’s 22,000-acre watershed. Sep 13, 6:30pm. $5$10. Marin History Museum, Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8538.

Josh Healey Josh Healey is a nationally recognized writer, performer, activist, educator and magician. Sep 12, 7:30pm. Free. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

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Community meeting on healthcare with the topic: what is palliative care and how can it help me? Sep 13, 6:15pm. Free. Yountville Community Hall, 6516 Washington St, Yountville.

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Ethnic food fair with music and dancing by Édessa and Helladelics. Sep 15, 11am-9pm and Sep 16, noon-6pm. $5. St Seraphim Orthodox Church, 90 Mountain View Ave, Santa Rosa.

For new students to learn basics, or intermediate students looking to brush up on techniques. Sep 15, 3pm. $20-$25. Park Point Health Club, 195 Fort Ross Cir, Healdsburg. 707.695.3491.

Peter and Donna Thomas give a digital presentation of their 2006 ramble across California, which led to their creation of the Muir Ramble Route (MRR) from San Francisco to Yosemite over Pacheco Pass. Sep 12, 7pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, 213 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.1938.

Trash to Treasures Master Gardener Sandy Metzger speaks. Sep 15, 10:30am. Free. Guerneville

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Bean Affair Third Sunday of every month, 2pm, Healdsburg Literary Guild, This ongoing program features open mic and a featured literary presenter. Aug 19, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Bill Vartnaw. Free. 1270 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.395.0177.

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Former abattoir subject of new gallery show When thinking of beautiful photography, one might imagine a sunset-melted beach with a panoramic landscape—not a closed concrete slaughterhouse with hints of haunt. But with its unique lighting and giant hoists supported by a 30-foot-high ceiling, the interior of SlaughterhouseSpace, former abattoir and now art gallery in Healdsburg, is a photographer’s dream location. After photographer Susan Spann created a fascinating series of images featuring the building itself, the space was then opened to 20 other photographers, all inspired to produce works in their individual styles. The result, “In My Back Yard,” is an exhibit of those photographs and films. Traditional shows and museums might give a slap on the hand for whipping out your phone, but IMBY’s curators Dominic Egan and Pat Lenz encourage social media by visitors, letting the audience contribute to the “larger story about creativity.” “In My Back Yard” runs Sept. 15–Oct. 27, Friday–Sunday by appointment. Opening reception, with live performance by Jordan Essoe, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 5–7pm. SlaughterhouseSpace at Duchamp Winery, 280 Chiquita Road, Healdsburg. Free. 707.431.1514.—Catherine Zaw

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City poet Lee Slonimsky. Sep 13, 10am. $15. Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.395.0177.

Sep 12, 12pm, “Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom” with Dennis Bernstein. Sep 12, 6pm, “Tilt” with Ellen Hopkins. Sep 12, 7pm, “The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins” with Phil Cousineau. Sep 13, 7pm, “Shadows in the Smoke” with Tony Broadbent. Sep 14, 7pm, “Gravity’s Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos” with Caleb Scharf. Sep 15, 1pm, “The Place I Call Home” with Maria Mazziotti Gillian. Sep 15, 4pm, “This Is How You Lose Her” with Junot Díaz. Sep 15, 7pm, “The Roots of the Olive Tree” with Courtney Miller Santo. Sep 16, 1pm, “After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa” with Douglas Foster. Sep 18, 7pm, “Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age” with Steven Johnson. Sep 19, 7pm, “Vagina: A New Biography” with Naomi Wolf. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Jacqueline’s High Tea Sep 15, 6pm, High Tea with Tatjana Soli, Includes copy of “The Lotus Eaters” and meal. $50. 203 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.763.8327.

Occidental Center for the Arts Sep 14, 7pm, “RockBottom” with Sarah Andrews. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental 707.874.9392.

142 Throckmorton Theatre Sep 12, 7:30pm, “Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming” with Paul Hawken. $12-$15. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Sep 13, 7pm, “True Legend” with Mike Lupica. Sep 14, 7pm, “I Heart Sonoma” with Daedalus Howell. Sep 17, 4pm, “It’s a Big World, Little Pig!” with Kristi Yamaguchi. Sep 18, 3pm, “Potterwookie: The Creature from my Closet #2” with Obert Skye. Sep 18, 7pm, “Doodling in French: How to Draw with Joie de Vivre” with Anna Corba. Sep 19, 7pm, “White Glove War” with Katie Crouch. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books Sep 18, 7pm, “You Can Buy Happiness” with Tammy Strobel. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.2618.

River Reader Sep 14, 7pm, “The Last Resort: A Lee Malone Adventure” with Pat Nolan. Sep 15, 11am, Open Mic Poetry Circle. Sep 15, 6pm, “Dreamers” with Margaret C Murray. 16355 Main St, Guerneville 707.869.2242.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Sep 19, 7pm, “Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It” with Amy Cortese. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.

MEDIA MAN Daedalus Howell’s love/ridicule relationship with Sonoma is captured in ‘I Heart Sonoma.’ He’s at Copperfield’s Sept. 14; see Readings, below.

The Guys The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver. Tues-Fri-Sat, 7pm and Sun, Sep 16, 5pm. Through Sep 16. $20. Calistoga Art Center, 1336 Lincoln Ave, 2nd Floor, Calistoga. 707.942.2278.

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Theater The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Musical comedy featuring six adolescents and three adults in a spelling bee. Features the unforgettable song, “My Unfortunate Erection.” Times vary. Fri-Sun through Sep 30. $30. Napa Valley Playhouse, 1637 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.5483.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband the storms begin to brew. Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Sep 30. $15-$25. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Neil Simon play asks if a man in a midlife crisis can find happiness by trying and failing to have affairs with three different women between 3 and 5pm. Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Sep 23. $12-$22. 32Ten Studios, 3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael. 800.717.3210.

The Liar West Coast premiere of a new comedy set in the decadent and flamboyant cavalier period. Times vary. Fri-Sun through Sep 23. $20-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Robert Currier directs outdoor production set in Hawaii where the scent of hibiscus and twang of ukuleles will permeate Shakespeare’s story of lunatics, lovers and poets. Dates and times vary. Through Sep 30.

$20-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael.

Moon Over Buffalo This wacky farce centers on a has-been acting couple touring in Buffalo in 1953 with “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives.” Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Sep 16. $19-$23. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers A young bride who hatches a scheme to marry off her six brothers-in-law goes awry when the brothers kidnap six women from a neighboring town. Times vary. ThursSun through Sep 16. $15$35. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

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For the week of September 12

ARIES (March 21–April 19) You will never be able to actually gaze upon your own face. You may of course see a reasonable likeness of it in mirrors, photos and videos. But the real thing will always be forever visible to everyone else, but not you. I think that’s an apt symbol for how hard it is to get a totally objective view of your own soul. No matter how sincere you may be in your efforts to see yourself clearly, there will always be fuzziness, misapprehensions and ignorance. Having said that, though, I want you to know that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to see yourself better than ever before. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

I’ve got four related pieces of advice for you, Taurus: 1. The most reliable way for you to beat the system is to build your own more interesting system. 2. The most likely way to beat your competitors is not to fight them, but rather to ignore them and compete only against yourself. 3. To escape the numbing effects of an outworn tradition, you could create a fresh tradition that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning. 4. If you have a problem that is not only impossible to solve but also boring, find yourself a fascinating new problem that will render the old problem irrelevant.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) “Dear Doctor of Love: My heart is itchy. I’m totally serious. I’m not talking about some phantom tingle on the skin of my chest. What I mean is that the prickling sensation originates in the throbbing organ inside of me. Is this even possible? Have you heard of such a crazy thing? Could it be some astrological phenomenon? What should I do?”—Itchy-Hearted Gemini. Dear Gemini: I suspect that it’s not just you but many Geminis who are experiencing symptoms like yours. From what I can tell, you have a lot of trapped feelings in your heart that need to be identified, liberated and dealt with. CANCER (June 21–July 22)

If you make a conscious decision to combine plaids with stripes or checks with floral patterns or reddish-purples with greenish-oranges, I will wholeheartedly approve. If, on the other hand, you absent-mindedly create combinations like that, doing so because you’re oblivious or lazy, I will soundly disapprove. The same holds true about any hodgepodge or hybrid or mishmash you generate, Cancerian: it’ll receive cosmic blessings if you do it with flair and purpose, but not if it’s the result of being inattentive and careless.

LEO (July 23–August 22) Should we boycott the writing of Edgar Allan Poe because he married his 13-year-old cousin when he was 26? Should anti-drug crusaders stop using their iPhones when they find out that Steve Jobs said that “doing LSD was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life”? Should we stop praising the work that Martin Luther King Jr. did to advance civil rights because he engaged in extramarital affairs? Those are the kinds of questions I suspect you’ll have to deal with in the coming days, Leo. I encourage you to avoid having knee-jerk reactions.

of peanut butter’s role on our planet’s movements. Round up the best help you can, yes; call on all the favors you’re owed and be aggressive in seeking out brilliant support—but only for a truly important cause.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

Sept. 16 is the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. So begins 10 days of repentance. Whether or not you’re Jewish, Scorpio, you are entering an astrological phase when taking stock of yourself would be a brilliant move. That’s why I invite you to try the following self-inventory, borrowed from the Jewish organization Chadeish Yameinu. 1. What would you like to leave behind from the past 12 months? 2. What has prevented you from living up to your highest standards and being your very best self? 3. What would you love to bring with you into the next 12 months? 4. Who served as a teacher for you in the past year? 5. Were you a teacher for anyone? 6. Is there anyone you need to forgive? 7. How will you go about forgiving?

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) If I’m accurately interpreting the astrological omens, the coming months will be a soulful feast in which every day will bring you a shimmering revelation about the nature of your soul’s code and how best to activate it. Reasons for grateful amazement will flow so freely that you may come to feel that miracles are routine and naturally occurring phenomena. And get this: in your dreams, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty will get married, win the lottery and devote their fortune to fostering your spiritual education until you are irrevocably enlightened. (I confess there’s a slight chance I’m misinterpreting the signs, and everything I described will be true for only a week or so, not months.) CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) A reader named Marissa begged me to insert a secret message into the Capricorn horoscope. She wanted me to influence Jergen, a guy she has a crush on, to open up his eyes and see how great she is. I told her I wouldn’t do it. Why? For one thing, I never try to manipulate people into doing things that aren’t in alignment with their own desires. For another, I faithfully report on my understanding of the tides of fate, and refuse to just make stuff up. I urge you to have that kind of integrity, Capricorn. I suspect you may soon be invited or coaxed to engage in what amounts to some tainted behavior. Don’t do it. Make an extra effort to be incorruptible. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) “The far away, the very far, the farthest, I have found only in my own blood,” said poet Antonio Porchia. Let’s make that thought your keynote, Aquarius. Your assignment will be to search for what’s most exotic and unknown, but only in the privacy of your own heart, not out in the great wide world. For now at least, the inner realm is the location of the laboratory where the most useful experiments will unfold. Borrowing from novelist Carole Maso, I leave you with this: “Make love to the remoteness in yourself.”

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PISCES (February 19–March 20)

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) The humorous science journal Annals of Improbable Research published a paper entitled “The Effects of Peanut Butter on the Rotation of the Earth.” Signed by 198 Ph.D. physicists, it came to this conclusion: “So far as we can determine, peanut butter has no effect on the rotation of the earth.” If possible, Libra, I suggest you summon a comparable amount of high-powered expertise for your own purposes. But please make sure that those purposes are weightier than the question

Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1.877.873.4888 or 1.900.950.7700.

Arthur Turner, a Virgo reader from Austin, is upset with my recent horoscopes. In his email, he wrote the following: “You’re making me mad with your predictions of nonstop positivity, Brezsny. I need more dirt and grit and muck. I’ve got to have some misery and decay to motivate me. So just please shut up with your excess projections of good times. They’re bringing me down.” Here’s my response to him and to any other Virgo who feels like him: I’m afraid you’re scheduled to endure even more encounters with cosmic benevolence in the coming week. If these blessings feel oppressive, try to change your attitude about them.

It would be an excellent time for you to elope, even if you do so with the person to whom you’re already mated. You might also consider the possibility of wearing a wedding dress everywhere you wander, even if there is no marriage ceremony in your immediate future, and even if you’re a man. And if neither of those ideas appeals to you, please at least do something that will symbolize your intention to focus on intimacy with an intensified sense of purpose. Fling rice at yourself. Seek out someone who’ll give you lessons in how to listen like an empathetic genius. Compose and recite vows in which you pledge to become an utterly irresistible and reliable ally.

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