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he Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) recently received a letter from Bob and Joan Schmidt, volunteer chefs at the Living Room, a daytime drop-in shelter for women and children without homes. They thanked the REFB for playing a significant role in helping the Living Room provide 25,000 annual meals for the women and children they serve.

Bob and Joan wrote, “Last Friday, we put out a lunch for approximately 70 ladies and children. The lunch consisted of a caesar salad, bread rolls, sliced baked beef tri-tips, roasted red potatoes with basil pesto glaze, corn on the cob, baked creamed onions and a large cake. The cost was under $8 for the entire meal. That comes out to around 11 cents a meal. Wow! We love the Redwood Empire Food Bank.” The living Room is just one of the 166 nonprofit and faith-based organizations that the Redwood Empire Food Bank partners with. At the Living Room, we met Christina and her two young children. Christina told us that her unemployment insurance had run out, and that her children ate hot meals because of the Food Bank’s work with the Living Room. Through the determined efforts of our partners, and our own programs, Christina and her children are just three of the 78,000 people we feed every month. Hunger has never been more present among so many in our community, and the REFB serves 45 percent more people than we did five years ago. With the generous support of our community, we’ve raised the funds necessary to purchase a new home at 3990 Brickway Blvd., in Santa Rosa, which enables the REFB to better serve hunger relief efforts for decades to come. The public is invited to learn more by visiting www.refb.org or calling 707.523.7900. Miriam Hodgman is the communications director for the redwood Empire Food Bank. Open Mic is a weekly op/ed feature in the Bohemian. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

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Can someone please enlighten me as to why having an ID shouldn’t be required by law (“Sneak Attack,” Oct. 31)? In the majority of countries around the world, a valid ID is required to participate in all government programs, to vote and to receive government welfare. I’ll give the 93-year-old adopted lady who lost her purse a break, but why are so many young people, whatever their ethnicity, race and economic background, without a valid ID? I’ll tell you the biggest reason: because they don’t make it down to the DMV. Yes, it was a sneak attack by the right for this election, and, yes, it screwed a lot of people out of voting, but go get an ID already. You should have done it when they told us about the law six months ago.

I live in Roseland, and the new elementary school, Roseland Creek, has a nice bike path all the way through the west side—so it’s perplexing that the other school can’t get a crosswalk painted (“How We Represent,” Oct. 31). One thing I’ve noticed since moving here from Marin County is that helicopters fly over our side of the city almost nonstop. Lots of times they fly low, with searchlights, and really disturb the peace. What is up with them polluting our airspace with noise, and cops constantly up and down the streets? They should allow us a district representative, because they sure see Roseland as an area in their jurisdiction. When it comes to cracking down, they’re all over Roseland. Sure, we have our share of crime, but after four years here, what I see is hardworking families like ourselves, just trying to make a good life for our kids in Santa Rosa.

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Stop spreading the hate and division (“How We Represent,” Oct. 31). “If minorities are already well-represented in Santa Rosa, then why can’t parents in the city’s most predominantly Latino neighborhood get a simple crosswalk painted on the road in front of their children’s school?” Replace the word “minority” with “white,” and you’ll see the stupidity of your ideas. Is there some reason the parents can’t lay two boards down and spray white paint between them to make a solid white line, then pick the boards up and move them five feet and repeat it again? That’s what we did at our school in a white neighborhood.

The family Mr. Sarris claims to be his has, according to the matriarch of the family Velia Navarro, no Native American blood at all (“Chairman Sarris,” Oct. 31). He is not an Indian. The stories Mr. Sarris has told about Ms. Navarro’s family, including her beloved great grandmother and grandmother, are patently untrue and deeply offensive to the family.

As a native of San Francisco, now here, I have seen district elections make San Francisco a laughingstock and a place where not only is there no consensus but you have the most corrosive parochialism at work. “This is a black district,” “This is a white district,” and this district is “reserved for a Latino.”

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The casino project is an environmental catastrophe, which no amount of money will be able to put right. It has destroyed sensitive vernal wetlands habitat and the genetically unique Sonoma County tiger salamanders unfortunate enough to live on the casino footprint site. No other developer would have been able to build on this land, which was set aside as critical habitat for the salamander before casino construction began. No payments to the county will be made until 2014, if at all, as the tribe does not have to pay if it does not make enough profit. The tribe does not have to allow independent audits, including those by state officials, to determine if it has

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MARILEE MONTGOMERY Stop the 101 Casino Coalition

Time for Sharing I love Yerdle and I love giving and getting something and sharing (“Share Alike,” Oct. 31). The Sharing Economy is a tsunami that is rising under our feet. Generation X-ers are not buying cars; they are sharing cars. This is the way to transform our consumptive culture to a collaborative culture. As Van Jones said, “The emerging shareable economy has the potential to create a new American model—one in which everyday Americans have access to additional sources of revenue, savings and new career opportunities.”

CAROLYN SCOTT Santa Rosa

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Press Democrat sold to local group, including lobbyist Darius Anderson and political powerbroker Doug Bosco BY GABE MELINE

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The sale marks a return to local ownership for the 115-year-old newspaper. Halifax purchased the Press Democrat last year along

with 15 other regional newspapers from the New York Times Company, which owned the daily since 1985. The announced sale, expected to close in the coming weeks, includes the Press Democrat, the Argus-Courier, the North Bay Business Journal and their websites. (Anderson’s group, Sonoma Media Investments LLC, also bought the Sonoma IndexTribune earlier this year.) No sale price has been disclosed. The group also includes

Stephen Falk, a former publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Bill Hooper, president of Kenwood Investments. The four men share intertwining histories. Anderson and Bosco have worked together since the 1980s, when Anderson interned in Bosco’s congressional office. Anderson serves on the board of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, where Falk is chief executive. Kenwood Investments, led by Hooper, is Anderson’s development firm.

But it’s the group’s business interests, lobbying and political connections that have raised concern about the influence the ownership group could wield over the newsroom. The client list of Anderson’s lobbying firm, Platinum Advisors, includes Clear Channel, Pfizer and Microsoft. Other clients include CVS, currently involved in a controversial development proposal in Sebastopol; PG&E, which has battled public power, an option that is currently being explored by Sonoma County; and Sutter Health, whose nurses recently striked in Santa Rosa. Anderson’s lobbying firm also represents Station Casinos, partners with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in building an Indian gaming casino in Rohnert Park. Anderson also has plans to build a $30 million hotel near the Sonoma plaza. In 2010, the Press Democrat’s Ted Appel reported on a $500,000 settlement by Anderson’s Gold Bridge Capital in a corruption probe that involved private equity firms managing public pension fund investments. Before that, Anderson sued a Kenwood neighbor for “emotional distress and loss of social reputation” after she called the police on a loud party at Anderson’s estate, as reported by the Press Democrat’s Paul Payne. Neither story was mentioned in the newspaper’s reporting of its own sale or profiles of its new owners last week. Doug Bosco’s involvement in the acquisition will likely face scrutiny from a worried environmentalist community. Longtime county environmental advocate Bill Kortum notes that Bosco was voted out of office largely for claiming he was against offshore oil drilling, but acting otherwise, at a time when urban growth boundaries and open space districts were being set to preserve the county’s natural beauty. With Bosco as a co-owner of the newspaper, “he’d be in a position to break that will of the people,” Kortum says. Bosco is also well-known as a behind-the-scenes heavyweight in Sonoma County politics, with interests connected to gravel

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Activist Awards With the rousing title “The 99% Awakens,â€? the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County celebrates a year of activism and Occupy at the Annual Peacemaker Awards Celebration. This year’s honorees include the Healdsburg Peace Project, which will receive the Peacemaker Award. The Russ and Mary Jorgensen Courage of Commitment Award will be given to JesĂşs GuzmĂĄn (pictured), an organizer for the DREAM Alliance of Sonoma County and chair of the North Bay Organizing Project’s (NBOP) Immigration Taskforce. The NBOP itself will be a recipient of the Community Organization Award. Last but not least, Dave Foote, who works tirelessly on the Peace Press, will be crowned with an Unsung Hero Award. All proceeds beneďŹ t the Peace and Justice Center. Get there before the awards ceremony for hors d’ oeuvres, silent auction, beer and wine, and stay later for music and dancing. It all happens on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Sebastopol Community Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 5–9:30pm. $40–$45. 707.575.8902.

War & Peace Armistice Day was created to remember the 10 million members of the armed forces killed in World War I. It’s become better known as Veterans Day, but the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition would like to see the original reason for Nov. 11 to come back into use, as a day to celebrate the end of war, “not to celebrate militarism.â€? This Armistice Day, the MPJC hosts a conversation on the elimination of war with cofounder of CodePink and anti-drone activist Medea Benjamin and David Swanson, an anti-war activist and cofounder of After Downing Street. See Benjamin and Swanson talk war and peace on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Olney Hall, College of Marin. 835 College Ave., KentďŹ eld. 7pm. $10 (no one turned away). 415.499.0985.—Leilani Clark

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mining and lumber. His close friend, Eric Koenigshofer, is the attorney for the Preservation Ranch project in Sonoma County, which would clear-cut 1,769 acres of second-growth redwood trees to develop 1,100 acres of vineyards. Bosco and Koenigshofer also help fund political candidates, including Fifth District Supervisor Efren Carrillo, who provided key votes to approve two contentious Bosco-supported projects: the Russian River gravel mine near Geyserville and the Dutra asphalt plant in Petaluma. Carrillo also helped approve the Fort Ross tasting room, a project opposed by neighbors but supported by Bosco. In the 1980s, Bosco, a selfdescribed “conservative Democrat,� was involved in both the Savings and Loan and congressional check-bouncing scandals. Now, with his wife, retired county judge and logging scion Gayle Guynup, Bosco often hosts political get-togethers in his McDonald Avenue home with donors and elected officials. To the San Francisco Chronicle last week, Falk expressed the new ownership’s commitment to objective journalism at the Press Democrat. “Clearly, the ownership of this paper is not going to meddle in the journalism of this newspaper,� he said. “Credibility is all any newspaper has, and we’re not going to lose that.� Reporters and editors at the Press Democrat contacted for this story were unwilling to go on the record but said that the independence of the newsroom is the goal of all parties involved. Newspapers owned by lobbyists remain rare, although that is shifting, says Kelly McBride, senior faculty in ethics at the Poynter Institute. “With papers being so cheap, we are seeing a lot of partisan owners scooping them up,� she says of the Press Democrat’s sale. “The San Diego Union-Tribune is another California paper that’s experienced this phenomenon. Everyone wants to know if the owners will keep their hands off the editorial product and let it independently serve the audience. Only time will tell on that question.�

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ate Silver, New York Times writer and rising-star statistician, has written a book that clears the air in many sectors, not the least of which is climate science. The Signal and the Noise is not exclusively about global warming, but the one chapter devoted to the statistical challenges facing climate scientists does a great deal to clarify the facts of climate change.

“In the scientific argument over global warming, the truth seems to be mostly on one side: the greenhouse effect almost certainly exists and will be exacerbated by manmade CO2 emissions. This is very likely to make the planet warmer,” writes Silver. “The impacts of this are uncertain, but are weighted toward unfavorable outcomes.” Spoken like a true scientist, using the requisite probabilistic language in which scientific theory is cast. But even

as the Bayes’ theorem demands that scientists couch theory in conditional language, politics eschews uncertain language; the two worlds do not mix, Silver argues. The problem is not, as Silver sees it, one of determining whether or not the greenhouse effect exists now and can be expected to elevate temperatures on earth. That much is known. The real problem lies in the statistical models that predict what happens next—and in our political system, which is making the situation worse. Many climate predictions are inaccurate, and bad prediction models have been exploited by partisan politics. A bad prediction model becomes a weapon in partisan hands, harming the progress of climate science and misinforming the public. The outcome has been that more Americans now disregard global warming than did a few years ago. This is a setback, since future preventative actions may require public support. Climate, Silver says, is a dynamic and extremely complex system, and such systems cannot be predicted with precision. In fact, Silver offers the tip to readers that whenever someone makes a confident, precise-sounding prediction about a dynamic system—such as exactly what the economy, the climate or California’s earthquake faults will do next year— confidence is proof of inaccuracy. Predictions that include uncertainty are typically more reliable. Although there is good modeling, Silver claims, for general temperature increases and sea-level rise, no models can accurately predict much more. Not a lot can be known for certain about changes that may come as increasing carbon levels exacerbate the greenhouse effect. But Silver advises science to remove itself from our dysfunctional political system, which is too polarized to seek honest outcomes. Only scientists working together without political interference, he says, can advance climate science by using the Bayesian process— thinking and modeling in a probabilistic fashion.

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SIMPLE MINDS Wine, onions, butter—this basic delicacy can be made with common odds and ends in one’s cupboard.

Soup Without Tears French onion soup, winter’s salve

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are typically supporting cast members, rarely the stars of the show, and few dishes are built around them. Nonetheless, onions are among the most essential supporting ingredients of all, right up there with oil, salt and pepper. Add white wine to that short list of essentials, and you have the ingredients for French onion soup, one of the only dishes I know that showcases the lowly onion. Legend has it that King Louis XV invented the soup after arriving at a hunting cabin and finding only onions, wine and butter in the cupboard. Truth be told, the average

peasant’s larder would have been stocked with such ingredients as well. The creation of French onion soup was inevitable, and it was probably invented more than once. To this day, French onion soup is the rare recipe that usually won’t require a trip to the store, because most of us have the ingredients at home. The rich, concentrated flavor and warmth of onion soup is especially appealing as chilly weather settles in. And autumn is a sad time, when it feels OK to cry. But excessive crying over French onion soup isn’t necessary, according to Alain Ducasse, who

lists among his many restaurants the Louis XV in Monte Carlo. Ducasse says keeping one’s knife sharp will reduce the number of tears shed when making French onion soup, as less of the onion’s volatile and tear-jerking cellular fluids are released with the clean, smooth cut of a sharp blade. The impact of a sharp knife would be duly felt if following Ducasse’s recipe, which involves thin-slicing the onions—and not so much if you follow the method put forward by Nigel Slater, an Englishman no less, in his recipe, “Onion Soup Without Tears,” which appeared in his 2005 book The Kitchen Diaries. Slater’s onions are simply cut in half, once, and slowly caramelized in the oven. Slater advises to bake the onions cut-side-down in a pan with two tablespoons of butter and a little salt and pepper. I bake the onions at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, and then reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees. Stir gently, on occasion, until the onions are, as Slater describes, “tender and soft, and toasted dark brown here and there.” Deglaze with shots of white wine or water whenever the pan gets dry. Cut the onion halves into thirds, along the tip-to-root axis. To this, add a cup of white wine and bring to boil. Once there, lower the heat to a simmer and let the wine reduce into a thickening sauce. Before it starts to burn, add six cups of stock from the bones of a red-meat animal; use mushroom stock if you’re a vegetarian. Finally, bring the soup to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Though generally served under a floating cap of melted cheesy bread, here I leave Slater and return to Julia, who liked to serve French onion soup old-school style, with a poached egg on top. There are so many variations on the simple combination of wine, onions and butter, you could spend the rest of your life improvising. Which method you choose on any given day depends on how you’re feeling, how sharp your knife is and how attached you are to your tears.

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California cuisine. $$-$$$. Homey and rich seafood with warm service. Terrific specialoccasion spot. Dinner, ThursSat; lunch daily; breakfast, SatSun. 21301 Heron Dr, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3513.

Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Californian. $$$$. As fancy as foie graschestnut froth parfait for dinner, as simple as huevos rancheros for breakfast, and all superb. Bre0akfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 1325 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.931.2042.

El Coqui Puerto Rican. $-$$. Authentic and delicious Puerto Rican home cooking. Plan on lunching earlyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;the place fills up fast. 400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.8868.

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Hopmonk Tavern Pub fare. $$. More than serviceable bar food with a menu that hops the globe. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

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Le Bistro French. $$. A tiny space, simple menu, excellent foodâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;and a reasonable price. Dinner, Wed-Sun. 312 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma. 707.762.8292.

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Pamposh Indian. $-$$. Clean, fresh, exciting traditional Indian food. Chicken tikka masala is indescribably good. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 52 Mission Circle, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.538.3367.

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8445 Sonoma Hwy. (Highway 12), at Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. 707.833.4500.

California. $-$$. Casual, organic cuisine with a healthy twist. Italian-inspired cafe, deli, wine bar. All food offered as takeout. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 7385 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.1077.

Ravenous Bistro. $$. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

that secret spot you look for all your life: great food, cheery service and a cozy ambiance. Menu changes weekly, with focus on tapas-style small plates. Dinner, Thurs-Sat; brunch, Sun. 117 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1770.

Real DĂśner Turkish. $-$$. Casual, cafe-style ordering from a friendly staff. Get the coffee and buibal yuvasi dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. 307 F St, Petaluma. 707.765.9555. Saddles Steakhouse. $$$$$$$. A steakhouse in the best American tradition, with top-quality grass-fed beef. Pies are made from fruit trees on restaurant property. Dinner daily. 29 E MacArthur St, Sonoma. 707.933.3191.

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.

Sugo Italian. $-$$. Bang-up fresh food at prices that seem like a steal. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat. 5 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma. 707.782.9298. Three Squares Cafe Cafe. $-$$. Home-style cooking in iconic Railroad Square location. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tues-Sun. 205 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.4300.

Tolay Californian. $$-$$$. Sonoma County cuisine is the specialty, with entrees focusing on local wild and farmed foods. In the Sheraton Sonoma County, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma. 707.283.2900.

Vineyards Inn Spanish. $$. Authentic foods from Spain, fresh fish off the fire broiler, extensive tapas, as well as paellas and more. Emphasis on organic. Open for lunch and dinner, Wed-Mon.

flavorful food in authentic neighborhood-style Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. 415.927.2316. American. $$-$$$. A Marin County institution. Delightful food, friendly and seamless service, and a convivial atmosphere. Try one of the many exotic cocktails. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.331.2600.

Citrus & Spice Thai/ Californian. $$. Thai meets California, with fresh fruit accents, light herbs and spices, and a great mangoduck summer roll. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 1444 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.455.0444.

Frantoio Italian. $$-$$$. Perennial winner of SF Chronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 Best,â&#x20AC;? Frantoio also produces all of its own olive oil. Dinner daily. 152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.289.5777.

Il Piccolo Caffe Italian. $$. Big, ample portions at this premier spot on Sausalitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirited waterfront. Breakfast and lunch daily. 660 Bridgeway, Ste 3, Sausalito. 415.289.1195. Insalataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mediterranean. $$$. Simple, high-impact dishes of exotic flavors. Lunch and dinner daily. 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.457.7700. Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Lounge & Salsaria Mexican. $. Mostly authentic Mexican menu with American standbys. Lunch and dinner daily; takeout, too. 382 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.8164.

Marin Brewing Co Pub food. $-$$. Excellent soups, salads, pub grub and awardwinning pork-beer sausage. Lunch and dinner daily. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677. Sol Food Puerto Rican. $. Flavorful, authentic and homestyle at this Puerto Rican

Sorella Caffe Italian. $$. The embodiment of Fairfax casual, with delicious, high-quality food that lacks pretension. Open for dinner daily. 107 Bolinas Rd, Farifax. 415.258.4520.

Tommyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wok Chinese. $-$$. Tasty and filling Chinese fare without the greasy weigh-down. Nice vegetarian selections, too. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner only, Sun.3001 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 415.332.5818.

N A PA CO U N TY Ad Hoc American. $$-$$$. Thomas Kellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Prix fixe dinner changes daily. Actually takes reservations. 6476 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2487. Alexis Baking Co Cafe. $-$$. Alexis excels at baked goods and offers killer breakfasts and sensible soupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;-salad lunches. 1517 Third St, Napa. 707.258.1827.

Bounty Hunter Wine country casual. $$. Wine shop and bistro with maverick moxie for the wine cowboy. Premium bottles for sale, also. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun; open late, Thurs-Sat. 975 First St, Napa. 707.255.0622.

Brannanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill California cuisine. $$-$$$. Creative cuisine in handsome Craftsman setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 1347 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.2233.

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Bread Winner Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7:30 on a Friday morning, and Mike Zakowski has been up all night, baking. Soon heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll head to the Sonoma farmers market, where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sell the bread, hot pretzels and flatbreads that came out of the oven three or four hours before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I only want to serve the freshest bread,â&#x20AC;? says Zakowski, known as the Bejkr, whose spelling comes not from Eastern Europe but from the International Phonetics Alphabet. This past March, Zakowski competed at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (the World Cup of Baking) in Paris as part of the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA. Thanks to his extensive trainingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including a 60-day stretch in which he baked 50 baguettes a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Bejkrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genius translated, landing him the silver medal in the Baguette and Specialty Breads category. Zakowski, who lives in Sonoma, is the subject of local filmmaker Colin Blackshearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest documentary, Breaking Bread, Kneading Culture. To help complete the project, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;FunRaisingâ&#x20AC;? dinner will be held this week. Attendees will dine on a pig raised by Nick Rupiper and prepared by former Chez Panisse chef Charlene Nicholson, flatbreads from the Bejkr and produce from Oak Hill Farm and Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Produce. Guests will also be treated to music by Arann Harris and the Farm Band and a special pre-screening of the film. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Sonoma Community Center. 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. $150. For more, see www.thebejkr.com.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jessica Dur Taylor

La Toque Restaurant French-inspired. $$$$. Set in a comfortable elegantly rustic dining room reminiscent of a French lodge, with a stone fireplace centerpiece, La Toque makes for memorable special-occasion dining. The elaborate wine pairing menus are luxuriously inspired. Dinner,

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Traditional 3 Course Menu (Choice of one of the following)

Homemade New England Style Clam Chowder or Butter Letttuce Salad with fresh apple, glazed walnuts and feta cheese

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

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Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MexicanCalifornian. $$. Ultracasual setting and laid-back service belies the delicious kitchen magic within; chilaquiles are legendary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1437 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.6868.

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.

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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.

Entrees

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Fresh Oven Roasted Turkey or Country Glazed Petaluma Baked Ham traditional cornbread stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams and homemade cranberry sauce

Salmon Wellington with spinach and mushroom duxelle, topped with Champagne sauce and served with rice pilaf and roasted vegetables

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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.

SONOMA CO U N TY Everett Ridge Vineyards & Winery As is the custom at sister winery Esterlina, orange cheese puffs are served for palate cleansing between sips of exclusive Cole Ranch Riesling and big, soft and fruity reds. Plus, inexpensive, solid and sassy “Diablita” rocks screw-capped bottles of Sonoma County Red, White, Pink and Zin. Dandy view can be enjoyed from the tasting room or the patio. 435 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Tasting fee, $15. 707.433.1637.

John Tyler Wines For decades, the Bacigalupis have been selling prized grapes to the likes of Chateau Montelena and Williams Selyem. Now, the third-generation wine growers offer the pick of the vineyard in their own tasting room, brandnew in 2011. Graceful Pinot and sublime Zin. 4353 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Open dail,y 10:30am–5pm. Tastings $10. 707.473.0115. Mercury Geyserville No fee, 20 percent discount for Sonoma County residents and 12-pack wooden crates of mini-jug wine; two turntables, an LP record player–put on your winged shoes, it’s time to party in sleepy Geyserville! Also pickled comestibles, jam, peppers–and pretty good Pinot, Cab, Cab Franc, and Merlot. 20120 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. Open Thursday– Monday, 11am–6pm. No fee. 707.857.9870.

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.

Robert Hunter Winery Surprise–fine méthode champenoise sparkling wine

hails from the warm “banana belt” of Sonoma Valley. Colorful history of estate once owned by a sugar heiress, and tour of gardens leads to sit-down tasting in far-from-the-crowds setting where visitors with a yen for the intimate rather than glitz find a hidden gem on the wine road less traveled. 15655 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Tours by appointment only, $25. 707.996.3056.

Thomas George Estates Pinot pioneer Davis Bynum hung up the hose clamp and sold his estate, but the good wine still flows in remodeled tasting room featuring a long bar and vineyard videos. Russian River Chard, Pinot and Zin; sweet berry flavors and long-lasting finishes. Caves completed for tours in 2010. 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 11am–5pm, daily. Tasting fee, $5. 707.431.8031.

Helena Hwy., St. Helena. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Tasting fees, $15–$25. 707.967.8032.

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

Summers Estate Wines Excellent Merlot and that rarest of beasts, Charbono. Small tasting room and friendly staff. 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 707.942.5508.

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

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Truchard Vineyards

another treeless hilltop in the windswept Carneros turns out to be a striking, temple-like visitor center, with fantastic views. Spanish varietals Tempranillo and Albariño; Pinot, too. 1345 Henry Road, Napa. 10am to 5pm daily, $10– $15 fee. Chocolate, cheese and food pairings by appointment. 707.224.1668.

Chateau Boswell Winery (WC) This small, boutique winery is open by appointment only, selling most its wine directly via post to club members. 3468 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.963.5472.

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards Napa Valley’s latest geotectonic eruption on Highway 29 is a stylish place to explore famous Chardonnay, Meritage blend and winery-exclusive Italian varietals. Hip but not too cool, the 30-year-old family winery surely has a sense of humor as well as sense of place. 677 S. St.

(WC) No matter how attentive you are to the directions, no matter how much you study the quaint, hand-drawn map found online, no matter how vigilantly you watch the street addresses numerically climb along Old Sonoma Road, you will inevitably miss Truchard Vineyards. What follows is a three-point turn on a blind, two-lane road, with a single thought in your head: “This wine had better be worth the insurance deductible.” But with Cabernet this good, it is. 3234 Old Sonoma Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.253.7153.

Uncorked at Oxbow Across from the Public Market, this remodeled house in Napa’s historic “Little Italy” is a casual and unaffected joint. Ahnfeldt and Carducci wines include estate Merlot, Syrah, Cab, vinted by Paul Hobbs. Don’t ask about the horse. 605 First St., Napa. Open daily, noon–8pm; winter hours vary. Tasting fee, $10–$20. 707.927.5864.

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o many portraits of this kind begin with a straight up retelling of the winery’s founding mythology that it’s a great temptation to skip it. They’ve just told it for the two thousandth time, and, besides, the website does a bang-up job. But this one’s so geographically quaint, with the added advantage of having nothing to do with Tuscany, it warrants a recap: Alan Baker, sitting alone in a kayak in Minocqua Lake, steadying a randomly purchased bottle of Alsatian Riesling between his knees. Then and there in Wisconsin’s North Woods, with the call of the loon overhead, perhaps, the water below teeming with pike, he has his “a-ha!” moment: Hey . . . wine! Baker gave up a career as an audio engineer for Minnesota Public Radio, specializing in classical music—yes, he dropped by Lake Wobegon, now and then—for an uncertain rendezvous with the grape. Such is its siren song. “I was 40, didn’t have the fortune, didn’t have the UC Davis degree. I had to invent a new way in,” Baker says. So he developed a wine-themed podcast that was picked up by NPR. Through interviewing winemakers and other erstwhile efforts—volunteering labor at wineries, then buying grapes from them at market price—he gained insights, and ran out of money. While working a gig at Crushpad in San Francisco, he consulted future partner Serena Lourie on her first batch of wine. The two opened Garagiste in 2011, sharing the tasting room with winemaker Christian Stark. The space is a former auto body shop, outfitted with a small production winery behind the bar, and thus aptly named. There’s plenty of room to mill about, and, in good weather, the garage bays open to the street. Visitors may purchase wine by the glass and take in a view of Fitch Mountain or enjoy live music on Friday evenings. The wines on the current menu are spot-on. Stark’s 2011 Saarloos Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley Grenache Blanc ($28) is a fine, dry quaff, with aromas of white flowers and crisp, lychee and pear fruit. Perfumed with wild spices and apricot, Cartograph’s 2011 Floodgate Vineyard, Russian River Valley Gewürztraminer ($22) is decidedly bone-dry. Their 2010 Floodgate Pinot Noir ($40) is soft and velvety, piquant with cherry candy and cranberry, and has a dry, but quenching palate, something like Red Zinger herbal tea. Stark’s 2011 Sierra Foothills Primitivo ($36) is a plush dollop of plum and cherry fruit, accented with chicory and vanilla. But what of Baker’s cherished Riesling? They’re still searching far and wide for that “a-ha!” moment. Garagiste Healdsburg, 439 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Open Wednesday–Monday, noon to 7pm. Tasting fee, $10. 707.431.8023.

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e always were the types of people to pore over the fine print. Liner notes on album sleeves, closing credits at the end of movies, production notes buried in the back pages of a playbill—here in the Bohemian offices, we’re more likely to be racking our brains over who served as key grip in a hit film than who played the starring role. It’s the same with covering the arts regionally, as we’ve done for over 30 years. Certain names will start popping up regularly in that fine print, and lodge themselves in our minds. People behind the soundboard, in the wings, running the lights or, as so often is the case, in a tiny closet of an office counting ticket stubs at the end of the night—these are the people

who run the show but rarely get noticed. Every year, for 15 years now, we take notice of these people. Our annual Boho Awards honor those who’ve made significant contributions to the arts in the North Bay, and not always with applause or recognition. These people include Olivia Everett, who’s transformed the young arts scene in the Napa Valley; Peg Alford Pursell, who brings together writers with the power of words in Marin; Jill Plamann, who exhibits cuttingedge visual art at Healdsburg’s Hammerfriar Gallery; Josh Windmiller, for whom organizing the ramshackle Americana scene is second nature; and Linda Bolt and the Kanbar Center, which has made the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center a hub of world-class arts in San Rafael. The following profiles will tell you, the reader, a little bit about why we’ve chosen each honoree as a Boho Award recipient.

But to truly understand the work performed by these dedicated people, we encourage readers to get out of the house and visit an opening, attend a chamber symphony or seek out a street festival. We live in an area incredibly robust for the arts, and it’s a testament to this creative drive that we manage to keep finding deserving movers and shakers to celebrate in these pages year after year—even if we still don’t always understand what it is the key grip does. You can help us fete this year’s Boho Award winners in a free soiree on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Christy’s on the Square, Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. Starting at 5:30pm, it’ll feature food, drinks, winners, toasts, speeches, mingling, lingering and all things good and well with the world. Just like the arts are supposed to be. See you there, and read on! —Gabe Meline, Editor

On the Edge

Giving a Hoot

Jill Plamann’s Hammerfriar: time, space and the lawn stakes in between BY RACHEL DOVEY

Josh Windmiller brings Americana talent together BY DAVID TEMPLETON

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he Hootenanny is kind of hard to explain,” says Josh Windmiller, vocalist and guitarist for the folk-roots mashup band the Crux. “I like to call it a promotions project, but that just confuses some people. The Hootenanny, to me, is about promoting our local artists, primarily local musicians, primarily musicians that perform some kind of Americana genre, which is a broad genre. I help them in getting shows; I put the artists in contact with wineries and other organizations who are looking for artists, and I put on my own shows, some with my own band, and a lot of which end up being showcases of local musicians, but showcases put together in really interesting ways. Jam sessions are often a major part of it. “Does that answer your question?” Windmiller (née Stithem), laughs easily and often, frequently at himself. He knows how funny he sounds trying to describe the North Bay Hootenanny, which is more of a state of mind then an actual event or institution. Whatever it is, as the leading force behind it, Windmiller is using the Hootenanny to draw serious

attention to the lively Americana scene in the North Bay. For this, we’re happy to honor him with a Boho Award. “Originally, I was just trying to put together some gigs for my band,” Windmiller says. “Then I discovered, ‘Hey! Wow! I really like doing the logistical parts of these shows, the promotions and the marketing, going on the radio and all that.’ Pretty soon, I was putting on shows for other artists, trying to feed the bigger scene using the skills I’d picked up.” Before Windmiller knew it, he was a bona fide promoter. Operating under the name of the North Bay Hootenanny, a name he borrowed from an event at the Phoenix Theater several years ago, Windmiller has managed the music for the GranFondo bike festival and the Rivertown Revival in Petaluma. He organized Santa Rosa’s Roots Americana series in Courthouse Square, and was one of the brains behind the recent Woody Guthrie centennial in Railroad Square. He’s helmed several roots music events at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, and has been booking a weekly folk-roots showcase, the Pick Me Up Revue, at the Last Day Saloon. After all this time, with all these events under his belt, with all of the many musicians he’s brought together, Windmiller is still working on that simple explanation of what the Hootenanny is. “I guess,” he laughs, “it’s just people. It’s people sharing songs, musicians meeting each other and learning from each other. The Hootenanny isn’t an event that happens and then is over; the Hootenanny goes on and on. It happens all the time, and it happens everywhere. “The North Bay Hootenanny never ends.” ) 20

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n a town full of galleries selling still lifes and decorative vases, Jill Plamann’s Hammerfriar stands out. Located near Healdsburg’s railroad tracks in a vine-covered warehouse, the frame shop and gallery currently showcases a variety of installations featuring, among other things, living moss, lawn stakes and TVs suspended in feather-strewn birdcages. There’s also a two-story sculpture in the entranceway that looks like a cross between a scorpion and an antique combine. It’s a contrast that the gallery’s Windsor-dwelling owner is aware of. “I’d like to educate people about this kind of art rather than paintings of vineyards,” she says on a recent Monday afternoon at the gallery she opened in 2005. “There’s a saying out there: ‘In California, people choose work that decorates their home; in New York, they buy art.’ That’s of course a generalized statement, but it holds to be quite true.” There’s not a speck of vineyard art to be found in Hammerfriar’s five rooms. Instead, there are devastatingly beautiful Michael Garlington photos—one of a dark-haired woman cradling a fish, another of fellow-artist Laura Kimpton in a feather mask. There are also several Frank Miller panels, which draw the

viewer through vast landscapes of what look like rusted metal bits—painted plastic in reality, hence the lawn stake—to either a sunlit horizon or a narrow window full of stars. The exhibits aren’t unified thematically, but Plamann, whose successful frame shop allows her to show artists she’s drawn to rather than simply pieces that will sell, says there are several conceptual elements she repeatedly features. “Usually the work will be dealing with humanity, very often time, the passage of time, and space,” she says. “I’m really a spatial person myself. I see things up and down and all around, and I love that feeling in my brain, even to the point where the space between you and me—the invisible space— is really important to me.” Plamann moves her entire body while she speaks—rocking back and forth, throwing her hands outward and placing them on either side of her head. She looks away as she talks, as though she’s visualizing her words in the invisible space just to her right. A conceptual artist herself, Plamann graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a degree in painting—and then never painted again. Instead, she undertakes projects such as making a plaster cast of herself, painting it pink and mounting it, along with a suspended light box, it in front of three 12-foot-by-8-foot panels. She’s often inspired by single sentences, which will prompt a creation session that she calls “going off into my wonderland until I get it.” She hasn’t been able to do much work lately, she says, because the frame shop and gallery take up so much time. But with its evocative moss, feather and birdcage installations, Hammerfriar itself is an installation to be proud of.

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The Kanbar Center heals and inspires BY DAVID TEMPLETON

Peg Alford Pursell creates literary community BY LEILANI CLARK

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n tumultuous times, we need the arts to get through together,” says Linda Bolt, director of the Kanbar Performing Arts Center at Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael. “The arts are healing, they touch our souls and teach us about ourselves. Music heals and inspires. Live concerts, live theater, live comedy—it brings people together into one room, and when people are together, that’s when connections are made.” As director of the Kanbar Center, which produces a steady string of year-round arts events, concerts, exhibitions and celebrations, Bolt has a very clear goal. “Our goal,” she says, “is to make it easy for people to get out and see live performances, and to do that at a reasonable cost. It bothers me that so much art is experienced in front of a screen or with plugs in your ears. We’re looking to bring people together, to share the arts together. The JCC is known for its fitness center and its pool. We’ve actually won awards for having the best pool in town, but for some reason, it’s been a challenge to make our arts center as wellknown as our fitness center. “Gradually,” she adds, “that’s exactly what’s beginning to happen. When people who come through for the first time,” she laughs, “they almost always say, ‘I had no idea all of this was

here. I had no idea so much was happening right here in my neighborhood!’” Working with a small team, Bolt’s programming is a blend of everything, a deliberate attempt to celebrate different cultures through the arts, with a strong sense of social consciousness. In any given month, the Kanbar might host a bestselling author speaking on free speech, a troupe of standup comics or improv artists, a chamber orchestra or string quartet, or a touring worldmusic jam band. “We intentionally program acts that feed your soul as well as your mind,” Bolt says. “We look for programming that touches that happy spirit that only the arts can touch.” One of Kanbar’s most popular offerings is its Summer Nights series, five consecutive weekend nights featuring outdoor concerts that appeal to adults, while creating an atmosphere also welcoming to families with children. “This year was our strongest year,” she says, acknowledging that it’s a bit of a trick to pull off a concert where musicians play world-class music as children play on the jungle gym right across from the stage. “What we do here,” says Bolt, “is an expression of how the arts aren’t just something we break away from our life to enjoy. The arts aren’t just an important part of life—the arts are life.”

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rnest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein had one. So did Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster. What exactly did these writers have in common, besides a tremendous talent with words? Well, they all had the support of a literary community. For Hemingway and Stein, it was the cadre that arose out of the Left Bank Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Company. For Forster and Woolf, it was the Bloomsbury Group. In the North Bay, thanks to Sausalito resident Peg Alford Pursell, a strong community has sprung up around a monthly reading series called Why There Are Words, held on the second Thursday of every month at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Pursell’s idea is simple: “A writer’s words are meant to be heard, to be seen, to be alive in the world.” It’s a philosophy that infuses everything the South Carolina transplant does. Pursell curates and hosts Why There Are Words, providing a space for emerging and established writers to read before an audience of 65 to 120 people each month. She runs monthly writing workshops for

writers of all skill levels out of her home in Sausalito. She participates enthusiastically in LitQuake, the annual San Francisco celebration of all things literary. In the midst of it all, Pursell hammers away at a novel, writes flash fiction and poetry, and acts as fiction editor for Prick of the Spindle, an online literary journal. It’s for all of these reasons that we are more than happy to honor Peg Alford Pursell with a 2012 Boho Award for her contributions to the North Bay arts community. “Writing by nature is an isolated act,” says Pursell. “It’s solitary, and that’s necessary. But it’s important to have a writing community, and it’s just part of my nature not to sit back and wait for things to happen.” After moving to Marin County four years ago, Pursell took action, creating Why There Are Words in 2010. The series features a mix of talent from the Bay Area and beyond. Craft and quality are two deciding factors in the curatorial process, says Pursell, who selects the seven to eight writers to appear each month. Local writers that have made the roster include Seré Prince Halverson, Joy Lanzendorfer, Daniel Coshnear, Stefanie Freele, Chris Cole, Albert Flynn DeSilver and Frances Lefkowitz. “The WTAW philosophy is that good writing needs to be heard, always,” says Pursell. It’s also an opportunity to be part of a community that gives back, says the former public school teacher. “It’s very rewarding to create these opportunities, and to learn how much it means to people,” Pursell says. “And that they’re willing to do whatever they need to do to participate, to let me know how it’s inspired them. That’s a huge part of it for me.”

Olivia Everett transforms Napa’s arts scene BY GABE MELINE

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ive years ago, while the majority of teenagers and twenty-somethings in Napa were complaining about there being not much to do in town, Olivia Everett decided to do something novel. She went to meetings. In fact, Everett, then 21, called for meetings—with city officials, with arts representatives, with young creative types and with just about anyone who she thought might be able to further the younger generation’s involvement in the arts in the Napa Valley. Her friends had a dilapidated skatepark and the dwindling days of MySpace as entertainment. Everett thought they could do better. She started a group, Wandering Rose, dedicated to the underground bands, zine makers, street artists and others who for years had been underappreciated in this sliver of wine country. In addition to running a robust online calendar, Wandering Rose birthed two major events: a Battle of the Bands for groups too loud to play at winetastings and the InDIYpendent Culture Fair showcasing art too edgy for most downtown galleries. Because of Everett’s long game in bringing disenfranchised artists together with city and county staff, Napa started to slowly turn

around. To no one’s surprise, Everett, now 26, was named the executive director of Arts Council Napa Valley, where she continues to champion the arts in all forms. For this, we’re more than pleased to name her a Boho Award recipient this year. “I had wanted to be a filmmaker when I was 12,” says the Orindaraised California native who, after graduating from Napa’s Justin-Siena High School—where she worked on costumes and managed the stage for the theater department—and attending USC, lived briefly in Scotland. “Traveling in Europe had a big effect on me, traveling in small towns like Stratford-on-Avon and Bath that reminded me a lot of Napa. I loved this community, and I wanted to be a part of the community, and I felt like arts and culture had so much potential for growth and development here.” She adds, “I knew I wasn’t the only one in our community who loved my hometown and wanted to be involved in the arts.” With the arts council, Everett has continued those goals on a larger scale. Arts education, cultural marketing and public art are the group’s three main focuses now, taking advantage of the post-recession landscape of the county. This is evident in Art on First, a long-running program in which vacant storefronts on First Street in downtown Napa are transformed into temporary exhibits. High school artists, alternative art and works out of Napa’s Slack Collective— recipients of a 2011 Boho Award— are included. It’s all part of Everett’s openminded outlook in supporting the full diversity of the arts, no matter how challenging. “If the arts council isn’t willing to take risks,” she asks, “who is?”

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This year’s Halloween bash at the Santa Rosa Skatepark offered the chance to see a number of ridiculously rad costumes. There was the heavily tattooed ballerina bee on a motorcycle. There was the creepy hobo clown catching air over graffitied ledges. But the best of all was the girl dressed like Garth—played by Dana Carvey—from SNL skit-turned-movie Wayne’s World (her boyfriend was dressed like Wayne, naturally). The sighting brought back fond memories of one of the funniest movies to come out of the ’90s, one that produced a million catchphrases: Party time! Excellent! Schwing! We’re not worthy! Not! As if! The list goes on . . . Dana Carvey performs on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 7pm. $55–$70. 707.259.0123.

A New Yorker contributor since 1974, Ian Frazier has finally knocked out his first novel. Really an expansion of his regular humor columns, The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days is like AbFab on acid, its star being an alcoholic mommy with a “clueless idiot” for a husband, a “horrible, wretched” oldest son and a propensity for blaming the Bush administration for every mishap that befalls her. This book is quite a departure from Frazier’s earlier work, such as Travels in Siberia, wherein the author recounts the history of Siberia along with some of its famous exiles. The novel’s been racking up fans, who love Frazier’s keen sense of humor. Ian Frazier appears on Monday, Nov. 12, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. 415.927.0960.

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Films showing through November at the Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival include Nicky’s Family, Reuniting the Rubins and A.K.A. Doc Pomus, a documentary about the legendary rock-and-roll songwriter that got rave reviews from Greil Marcus in the latest issue of The Believer. Nicky’s Family tells the true story of Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker who organized the rescue and transport of 669 children fleeing Hitler’s Army in 1938. Nicknamed the “British Schindler,” Winton didn’t gain recognition for his actions for more than 50 years, when his wife discovered the story while searching through the attic. The Jewish Film Festival runs through Tuesday, Dec. 4, with Nicky’s Family screening Thursday, Nov. 8, at Rialto Cinemas. 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 1pm and 7:30pm. $10. 707.528.4222.

I’d like to give thanks to Warren Miller for continuing to make films about daredevil skiers and snowboarders, whizzing down horrendously steep and icy mountain tops to almost certain death, all of which I get to watch from the comfort of a warm theater seat while stuffing my mouth with popcorn. You too can live vicariously through Miller’s latest flick, Flow State, premiering Nov. 17 at the Marin Center, with a pre-party co-sponsored by the Bohemian and Lagunitas Brewing Company. Drop by to enter the raffle for tickets to the premiere, a Spyder jacket, Heavenly passes, winter snow gear and Warren Miller apparel. If that’s not enough, there’ll be pint specials flowing all night. The Flow State pre-party happens on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Lagunitas Tap Room. 1280 N. McDowell Ave., Petaluma. 6–8pm. Free. 707.527.1200.

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BIRD ON A WIRE Work by Michael Cutlip opens Nov. 10, from 6pm-8pm, at Seager-Gray Gallery in San Rafael.

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Enviro Theater SSU’s ‘Water Works’ educates, inspires BY DAVID TEMPLETON

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onoma State University is doing something truly remarkable this school year. In a brilliantly conceived move combining numerous disciplines into one yearlong package, SSU’s department of theater arts and dance has launched its “Water Works” series, using the theatrical arts—with the help of the school’s science and sociology departments— to explore various issues related to water.

Education through entertainment— what a concept. Now running is Adam Chanzit’s timely political drama The Great Divide. Directed by Doyle Ott, the play is loosely based on Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, updating the drama from a Norwegian coastal town in 1889 to a tiny rural burg in 2006 Colorado. Dr. Katherine Stockman (Laura Millar) has returned to her hometown, with her family in

‘The Great Divide’ runs Wednesday– Saturday through Nov. 10 at SSU’s Evert B. Person Theatre, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Wednesday at 6:30pm; Thursday–Saturday at 7:30pm. $10–$17. 707.664.2353.

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tow, after years abroad fighting illness and injustice in Third World countries. Things are not the same at home as when she left. The economic downturn that had left much of the town unemployed and desperate has been reversed, due to the presence of a massive new natural-gas plant that employs a large number of townsfolk. Suddenly, people have money, including her brother Peter (Connor Pratt), who’s now the mayor. Not everyone is thrilled with the new bosses in town, though, and some townsfolk resent the way the energy utility bullies folks around, drilling wherever they please. And by drilling, we mean “fracking,” the controversial method that cracks open the rock bed deep in the earth, releasing the natural gas through the injection of highpressured water, sand and chemicals. It’s highly effective, and the use of the process has created a new energy boom—but at what cost? As Stockman settles back in, worried townsfolk begin seeking medical attention, complaining about an array of problems that may or may not be caused by something in the local drinking water. Gradually, Katherine finds herself leading the fight against the energy company—and much of the suddenly prosperous town—as she is convinced that the town’s groundwater is being poisoned. Impressively visual, with a massive drilling rig hovering over the tiny houses of the town, the play is performed with passion and a sense of urgency by a large student cast. A thoughtfully designed handout, provided to audience members, is packed with information about fracking, economics and Henrik Ibsen. The goal of much art is to inspire discussion and refection. Sonoma State’s “Water Works” series is a brilliant example of how art and education can be a perfect fit.

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Sex surrogates and iron lungs star in ‘The Sessions’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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he surprise: despite potentially dire subject matter, The Sessions is mostly a comedy. The plot follows Berkeley writer Mark O’Brien (subject of the documentary Breathing Lessons), who was confined to an iron lung because of childhood polio. Set in the late 1980s, The Sessions is based on work O’Brien did for the litmagazine The Sun about losing his virginity late in his 30s to a sex therapist.

Helen Hunt has the role of Cheryl, an un-glam healer—she drives a Country Squire station wagon. Hunt’s aquiline face is seasoned but not carved into a doll’s grimace by plastic surgery like far too many of her contemporaries. It’s essential to her aura of authority. John Hawkes, who plays Mark, has excelled as dangerous men—the Manson figure in Martha Marcy May Marlene and the meth-cooking uncle in Winter’s Bone. The gold standard of paralytic acting is still Daniel DayLewis in My Left Foot, but Hawkes’ gentleness and fine comic timing make

this a sex comedy of a variety we haven’t seen before. The scenes of Hunt and Hawkes together require unidealized physical contact. (It turns out not to be a good idea to sit on the face of a person who has to sleep in an iron lung.) To gin up the potential romance, The Sessions wanders away from the respect it might give to sex surrogacy, an unusual and surely difficult profession. It didn’t have to be that way. When Cheryl comes home unnerved by a hard day’s work, her husband, Josh (Adam Arkin), says without irony, “You’re a saint.” It might have been more adult to take The Sessions in that direction: there still are Berkeley (and elsewhere) husbands who wouldn’t mind. But we get what we get in the movies. The Sessions is essentially lovable. Hawkes and Hunt are touching, and director-writer Ben Lewin’s final matching shots are both gently sentimental and tastily mordant— especially considering that this movie could have gone so, so wrong. ‘The Sessions’ opens Nov. 9 at Summerfield Cinemas.

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Girls in Suede play on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $8 (free CD with admission). 707.762.3566.

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and building on already sturdy songwriting abilities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a step forward musically for a band that started playing while still juniors at Montgomery and Santa Rosa high schools, then took a ďŹ veyear hiatus, only to reunite at the urging of drummer Eden Mazzola. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;going back homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feeling,â&#x20AC;? says Flaherty-Laub. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we got back together again, it just started up pretty naturally.â&#x20AC;? At the time, Flaherty-Laub was living in Los Angeles, but the band held epic, weekend-long practices until he returned to Northern California. Still, Girls in Suede faced an obstacle beyond distance when second guitarist Dominic Agius passed away on Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day 2011. Shocked and in mourning, the band had to make a decision whether to keep going. Eventually, the three remaining members decided to stay together. They bought a Roland PK-5, nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Pickle,â&#x20AC;? an electronic contraption that holds down the low end while bassist Alexis Faulkner lets loose on the saxophone, an instrument not often seen in Sonoma County indie rock bands. The new album was recorded at the home of Mazzolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend, and without time limits, they were able to experiment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a brilliant experience to remove the clock,â&#x20AC;? says Mazzola. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got to add so many different things.â&#x20AC;? Regarding inďŹ&#x201A;uences, Mazzola and Flaherty-Laub agree that guitarist John Frusciante is an inspiration. Today, Flaherty-Laub is carrying around a copy of David Byrneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book How Music Works in his backpack. Like Byrneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band Talking Heads, Girls in Suede eschew genre while still maintaining a sense of melody. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sound thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changed since the days of being a high school garage band, when a tune might be crammed with multiple parts and few obvious melodic connections, and a turn toward â&#x20AC;&#x153;groove and beauty,â&#x20AC;? says Mazzola. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not so much Frankenstein songs anymore,â&#x20AC;? he adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were more klezmer back in the day.â&#x20AC;?

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Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Almost Perfect Strangers Bluegrass veterans play emotive melodies. Nov 10, 8pm. $13-$15. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

AmericanSong Ensemble show features Chappell and Dave Holt, John Roy Zat and Dorcas Moulton. Nov 11, 4pm. $10. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Stephanie Blythe International opera star sings with Craig Terry on piano. Nov 10, 8pm. $35-$90. Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Chucho Valdés Quintet Afro-cuban Grammy winner plays unique blend of global jazz. Nov 11, 7pm. $20$70. Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Nappy Roots

Wed, Nov 7 8:45–9:45am; 4:30–5:30pm Jazzercise 5:45-6:45pm Jazzercise 10am–12:15pmSCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE YOUTH AND FAMILY 7–10pm SINGLES & PAIRS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Thur, Nov 8 8:45–9:45am; 5:45-6:45pm Jazzercise 7:15–10pm Circles N’ Squares Square Dance Club Fri, Nov 9 8:45–9:45am Jazzercise 7:30–10:25pm West Coast Swing Lesson & Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance Sat, Nov 10 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 10:30am-12:30pm Scottish Challenge Dance w/ Gary Thomas 7-11pm Singles and Pairs Hoedown Sun, Nov 11 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 5pm–9:30pm DJ Steve Luther COUNTRY WESTERN LESSONS & DANCING Mon, Nov 12 8:45–9:45am; 4:30-5:30pm; 5:45-6:45pm Jazzercise 7–10pm SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING Tues, Nov 13 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7:30–10pm AFRICAN AND WORLD MUSIC DANCE

Santa Rosa’s Social Hall since 1922 1400 W. College Avenue • Santa Rosa, CA 707.539.5507 • www.monroe-hall.com

Rap sextet from Kentucky visits brings collaborative hiphop to Petaluma. Nov 10, 9pm. $21. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

world rhythms to celebrate ancient art of Japanese drumming. Nov 13, 6:30pm. $16-$21. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

The Sea & Cake Chicago supergroup of past rock luminaries plays with Matthew Friedberger. Nov 7, 8pm. $16. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Spencer Burrows & Kris Dilbeck Songwriters behind Froebeck explore feel-good funk with Josh Fossgreen opening. Nov 10, 7pm. $15-$20. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214.

Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley.

Suzanne Ciani Five-time Grammy nominee performs original compositions. Nov 10, 8pm. $30-$40. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY Aqus Cafe Nov 9, Wagon. Nov 10, Calm and Chaos. Nov 11, Parlor Tricks. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Theater Nov 9, Ayla Nero. Nov 10, Guerillafood. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

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MARIN COUNTY Kronos Quartet Grammy-and Polar Music Prize-winning classicists return to Bay Area. Nov 10, 8pm. $15-$32. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Music from the Nordic Circle Mill Valley Philharmonic presents pieces by Jean Sibelius, Johan Svendsen and others. Nov 9, 8pm and Nov 10, 4pm. Free. Mt Tamalpais United Methodist

Nov 8, The Tall Men. Nov 9, Acacia and Walking Spanish. Nov 10, Shady Maples with Miles Schon Band and the Trouble with Monkeys. Nov 11, Moonbeams. Mon, Art and Music with Stanley Mouse. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Dhyana Center Lofts Nov 10, Joanne Rand. 186 N Main St, Sebastopol. 800.796.6863.

Flamingo Lounge Nov 9, Cold Sol Band. Nov 10, B4 Dawn Band. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Two bluegrass luminaries preview music from new duo album “House & Garden.” Nov 9, 8pm. $20-$25. Youth Annex, 425 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.874.3571.

Joanne Rand Amazon Productions presents acoustic singer-songwriter with Rachel Tree. Nov 10, 8pm. $15-$25. Dhyana Center Lofts, 186 N Main St, Sebastopol. 800.796.6863.

San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Classical group offers array of fire-themed pieces, including Stravinsky’s “Firebird” and Handel’s “Music for Royal Fireworks.” Nov 11, 4pm. $10$15. First Church of Christ Scientist, 522 B St, Petaluma.

San Jose Taiko High-energy show blends

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Bay Hootenanny’s Pick-MeUp Revue. Thurs, Open Mic Jam Night with the Boomers. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

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Nov 14, Phat Chance Jazz Trio. Mon, Greg Hester. Tues, Maple Profant piano noir. Sun, Kit Mariah’s open mic. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

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Nov 10, Larry Carlin’s Mostly Simply Bluegrass. Every other Monday, knitting night. Second Tuesday of every month, open mic. Wed, trivia night. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

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Chucho Valdés makes fast work of the keys at SSU You could walk into a toy store and wind up about eight different music boxes all at once, and you might get something resembling Chucho Valdés’ “Son No. 1.” Like Art Tatum’s high-speed solo recordings or, more laterally, a barrage of flying bats, Valdés’ unfathomable flurry of notes is impossible to duck. Best to hop along for the ride. Whether Valdés plays “Son No. 1” at the Green Music Center this week is almost immaterial, since there’s more from the creative well from which it sprang. “I study all this music very hard,” he recently said in an interview, citing Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul and Cecil Taylor as American signposts in his Cuban jazz pianism. The son of Cuban legend Bebo Valdés and founding member of the groundbreaking group Irakere, Valdés is a true jazz treasure. See him play with his well-oiled quintet on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Green Music Center. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7pm. $20-$70. 866.955.6040. —Gabe Meline

Nov 7, the Sea and Cake. Nov 9, Martin Sexton and Sun Parade. Nov 10, Nappy Roots. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Occidental Center for the Arts Nov 10, Almost Perfect Strangers. Nov 11, Chappell and Dave Holt, JohnRoy Zat and Dorcas Moulton. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Phoenix Theater Nov 10, Dream Big Island Fest. Mon, 7pm, young people’s AA. Tues, 7pm, Acoustic Americana jam. Wed, 6pm, Jazz jam. Second Thursday of every month, writers workshops. Sun, 5pm, rock and blues jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Redwood Cafe Nov 7, Prairie Sun. Nov 9, Hot Frittatas. Nov 10, Luvplanet Exposed. Nov 13, Von Grey. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Russian River Brewing Co Nov 7, HugeLarge. Nov 11, Keith Andrew and the Blue Funky Blue Band. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

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Nov 9, Ian McFeron. Nov 10, Timothy O’Neil Band. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Nov 9, Robb Fisher and Matt Clark Duo. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Hopmonk Tavern

Nov 7, Wilson-Hukill Blues Revue. Nov 8, Machiavelvets. Nov 9, Gypsy Project. Nov 10, Whiskey Thieves. Nov 11, Ten Ton Chicken. Nov 14, Old Jawbone. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Nov 7, Donna the Buffalo. Nov 8, J Boogies Dubtronic Science with Skins and Needles. Nov 9, Coco Montoya. Nov 10, Pepperland. Nov 12, MNE Singers Series with Gappy Ranks, Bobby Hustle and Luv Fyah. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

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Nov 10, Paper Dolls and Deidre Egan. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610.

Society: Culture House Thurs, Casa Rasta. Sun, Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunday School. 528 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, No phone.

Sprenger’s Tap Room Wed, Sonoma County Blues Society live music. 446 B St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8277. )

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Toad in the Hole Pub Nov 10, Radio and friends. Mon, open mic with Phil the Security Guard. Second Sunday of every month, Ian Scherrer. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8623.

Tradewinds Nov 7, Incubators. Nov 9, Honey Wilders. Nov 10, Purple Haze. Nov 14, Down with May. Mon, Donny Maderosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pro Jam. Tues, Jeremyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Mic. Thurs, DJ Dave. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Sausalito Seahorse Tues, jazz jam. Wed, Marcello and Seth. First Wednesday of every month, Tangonero. Fri, Julio Bravo. Sun, salsa class. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Sleeping Lady Nov 8, Bill Hansellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guitar Pull. Nov 11, Brongaene Griffin. Nov 13, Amanda Addleman. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Smileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nov 8, Onwards. Nov 9, Moâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lasses. Nov 10, Beso Negro. Mon, reggae. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

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Nov 8, Head for the Hills and the Lemon Hammer. Nov 9, Chrome Johnson with Beso Negro. Nov 10, Jimmy Dillon band with Narada Michael Walden. Nov 11, Matt Eakle Band. Nov 11, Tim

Wed, 7pm, jam session. Nov 10, Will Durstâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s postelection coverage. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Uptown Theatre Nov 10, Dana Carvey. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

No Name Bar Tues, 8:30pm, open mic with Damir. Fri, 9pm, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun, 3pm, Mal Sharpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dixieland. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Osteria Divino Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun, Live music. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

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Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard You gotta see him sing â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Complete History of Punk on the Lower East Side 1950-1975.â&#x20AC;? Nov. 8 at Cafe du Nord.

Die Antwoord South African performance-art duo puts on stanky, sweaty, deranged show. Nov. 9 at the Fox Theater.

Nov 7, Lady D. Nov 8, Wanda Stafford. Nov 14, C-JAM with Connie Ducey. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

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Nov 7, Elvis Johnson Soul Revue. Nov 8, Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jam Sammich. Nov 9, the 85s. Nov 10, SAGE. Nov 11, Sexy Sunday. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910. Nov 10, Doc Kraft Dance Band. Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

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Nov 9, Almost Perfect Strangers. 1455 East Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.

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Nov 10, Suzanne Ciani. Mon, Open Mic with Derek Smith. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Thurs and Fri, DJ Rick Vegaz. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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Nov 11, Paul Knight and Friends. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Hockenberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mostly Dylan. Nov 14, Big Mix featuring Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure, George Brooks, Kai Eckhardt and Jay Lane. Mon, Open Mic. Every other Wednesday, Wednesday Night Live. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Nov 9, Amy Wigton. Nov 10, Linda Imperial Band. Nov 11, Sacred Profanities. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Mr. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roll With Itâ&#x20AC;? gets back in the high life by playing more organ as of late. Nov. 10 at the Warfield.

Blue-collar Jersey punks with historical leanings co-headline with Ceremony. Nov 12 at the Great American Music Hall.

Napalm Death Thrash mania ensues with blisteringly fast band along with Municipal Waste and Attitude Adjustment. Nov 12 at Oakland Metro.

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OPENINGS Nov 8 From 4-6pm. University Art Gallery, “Treading Water” features photography from various artists. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295.

Nov 10 At 6pm. di Rosa, “Renaissance on Fillmore “ examines San Francisco’s upper Fillmore district through 1955-65 with the work of 17 artists who either lived or worked in the building at 2322 Fillmore. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991. From 6pm to 9pm. Art Changes Life, ‘Deep Listening, Songs From the Earth,’ mixed-media paintings by Richard K Bacon and other works. 954 Garvenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.824.8881.

Nov 11 At 4pm. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, solo exhibit features works of MOT. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

SONOMA COUNTY Art Changes Life Through Dec 31, ‘Deep Listening, Songs From the Earth,’ mixed-media paintings by Richard K Bacon; also, paintings by Kristin Gustavson, photographs by Ananda Fierro, encaustic by Caterina Martinico and prints by Linda Shelp. Reception, Nov 10, 6pm-9pm. 954 Garvenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.824.8881.

Buddha’s Palm Tattoo Gallery Through Nov 30, second annual art collective features the work of Jane Kelly, Arielle Lemons and others. 313 Main St, Sebastopol. Tues-Wed and

Fri-Sat, noon to 8; Sun, noon to 4. 707.829.7256.

Charles M Schulz Museum Through Feb 3, “The Art of Peanuts Animation” features 16 never-before-displayed Peanuts drawings and cels, including five cels rescued from Schulz’s 1966 studio fire. Dec 1, Charles Solomon and Lee Mendelson talk about new book “The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation.” 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; Sat-Sun, 10 to 5. 707.579.4452.

EarthRise Center Through Dec 21, “Intimations” features works on paper by Carol Duchamp. Free. 707.781.7401. 101 San Antonio Rd, Petaluma.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through Nov 24, “Did It AnyWay” features the work of Becoming Independent artists in a variety of media. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Thurs-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 707.578.9123.

Graton Gallery Through Dec 2, “The Great Basin” features landscapes of Nevada’s high desert, mountains and wildlife refuges. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. TuesSun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Dec 24, “Forward” features the work of 13 contemporary conceptual artists, including Chris Beards, Seymour Bergman and others. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Healdsburg Museum Through Nov 8, “Ancestors of Mexico,” artifacts, photos and more. Free. 221 Matheson St, Healdsburg. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.431.3325.

Just for You Gallery of Fine Art Through Nov 11, “Sonoma Wonderland” features the paintings of the legendary lead singer of Jefferson Airplane Grace Slick inspired by her time in the wine country. Nov 10, 7:30pm, Local recording artists showcase classic rock and blues hits. $25. 707.395.0322. 115 Plaza Street, Healdsburg.

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Neon Raspberry Art House Through Dec 31, “Blind Passenger” fall 2012 show features Nicole Markoff’s project and new oil paintings from Colorado-based painter Erin Donnelly. 3605 Main St, Occidental. 707 874 2100.

Petaluma Museum Through Dec 16, “Korea: The Forgotten War,” exhibit tells the story of local vets who served in the Korean war through artifacts and video presentations. Nov 11, Korean War Pilot Symposium, featuring ACE pilot Robert F Earthquake Titus, Garry Willard Jr. and others. $3-$5. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

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Quercia Gallery Through Dec 31, “Sea, Land, City” features the miniature work of 12 artists. 25193 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Nov 11, “Lyrical Complexities,” sculpture by Charles Fahlen, who died in 2010. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

RiskPress Gallery Through Nov 25, “Form” features the work of Oakland-based figurative artist Fernando Reyes. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Dec 30, “The Art of Handmade Paper” offers glimpse into historic practice of papermaking with large display of rare Japanese papers. Through Dec 30, “Coastal Echoes” features the new works of respected painter Larry Thomas. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. WedSun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

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features works by Mike Goldberg. 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. Daily, 11 to 6. 415.526.2855.

Gallery Bergelli Through Nov 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Moment in Flightâ&#x20AC;? features new paintings by Greg Ragland. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

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Through Nov 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artists of the West Marin Reviewâ&#x20AC;? features the work of artists who have appeared in the award-winning literary journal. Through Nov 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dualityâ&#x20AC;? featuring the collaborative and individual work of Zea Morvitz and Tim Graveson. Through Nov 11, GRO presents the work of Will Thoms in the Annex. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Marin Civic Center Through Dec 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marin Society of Artists: 85 years,â&#x20AC;? a nonjuried member show. 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 415.499.6400.

Marin Community Foundation Through Feb 5, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Works on Waterâ&#x20AC;? features the work of 30 artists exploring the aesthetics and politics of water. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

Marin History Museum Through Nov 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Justice and Judgmentâ&#x20AC;? features vintage police car on display. Free. Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. Tues-Fri, plus second and third Sat monthly, 11 to 4. 415.454.8538.

Marin MOCA Through Nov 18, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends of the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;? features the

work of San Francisco artist David Maxim. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

building at 2322 Fillmore. Opening reception, Nov 10 at 6pm. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

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Through Nov 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shadow and Lightâ&#x20AC;? features works of contrast by Chris Shorten. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Nov 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marinâ&#x20AC;? features artistic impressions of a very special place. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

Osher Marin JCC Through Nov 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Did What to My Comics!?!â&#x20AC;? papercuts by Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through Nov 28, Solo exhibit in the Maurice del Mue galleries features the works of MOT. Reception, Nov 11 at 4pm. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

Through Dec 16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Picture Showâ&#x20AC;? showcases emerging and established photographers. 1348 A Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.812.2201.

Grand Hand Gallery Through Dec 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of the Woodsâ&#x20AC;? features the wood sculpture of Freeland Tanner. 1136 Main St, Napa. No phone.

Hess Collection Winery Ongoing, outstanding private collection featuring work by Franz Gertsch, Robert Motherwell and other modern masters. 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa. Daily, 10 to 5:15. 707.255.1144.

Napa Valley Museum Ongoing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tidalâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Above, So Belowâ&#x20AC;? is a twoperson exhibit featuring the paintings of Gail Chase-Bien and the photographs of Roger Jordan. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500.

Vickisa Art Through Nov 14, Come celebrate Vickisaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last month with a special goodbye exhibition, and clearance sale. Closing party, Nov 14 at 5pm. 3415 Highway 1, Stinson Beach. 415.868.9305.

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Comedy Dana Carvey Emmy-winning comedian and former member of SNL brings famed impersonations and wit to Napa. Nov 10, 8pm. $55-$70. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Will Durst Political comedian covers the post-election dust-up. Nov 10, 8:30pm. $21.75. Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Dance Amalia Hernandez stars in fast-paced Mexican dance production. $20-$65. Nov 9, 8pm. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael 415.499.6800.

Dancing with the Stars Come see Sonoma County stars compete on the dance floor. Nov 9, 7:30pm and Nov 10, 7:30pm. $25. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Spreckels Performing Arts Center Nov 9-11, SoCo Dance Fall Concert, Group of local choreographers and dancers presents third annual fall showcase. Various times. $15-$20. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park 707.588.3400.

Events Annual Awards Healdsburg Peace Project, Jesus Guzman, North Bay Organizing Project and Dave Foote win awards at annual Peace and Justice Center ceremony. Nov 11, 5pm. $40$45. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Bike to Kick Off Preview party for “Rising from Ashes” showing at NVFF features Team Rwanda from the film. Nov 7, 3pm. ECHO Gallery, 1348 A Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.812.2201.

Book Sale Buy used books to benefit the library. Fri, Nov 9, 10am3:50pm and Wed, Nov 14, 48pm. Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

Calligraphy & Bamboo Pen Making Workshops teach history of bamboo pens in traditional calligraphy and allow students to create their own. Nov 10, 11am and 2pm. $75. Bamboo Sourcery, 666 Wagnon Road, Sebastopol. 707.823.5866.

Low Cost Physicals Family physicals for adults and children on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Ongoing. $20-$65. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

Reception for yearlong “Water Works” campaign in Evert B Person theater includes panel discussion with playwright Adam Chanzit and performance of “The Great Divide.” Nov 7, 5pm. $10-$17. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

Reception for Barbara Jacobsen Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception presented by the Cultural and Fine Arts Commission of Sonoma for 2012 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year. Nov 7, 5:30pm. $20. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.SVMA.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Anniversary Country Joe McDonald performs and veterans remember at 30th anniversary of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Grove at Sonoma State University. Mayors of Cotati and Rohnert Park speak. Nov 11, 3pm. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Field Trips Bill & Dave Hikes Late fall hike is 12.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1200 feet. Nov 10, 9:45am. Parking fee. Annadel State Park, Channel Drive, Santa Rosa.

Bird Walk Search for migrating birds with Tom McCuller. Nov 8, 8:30am2:30pm. Shollenberger Park, Parking lot, Petaluma.

Star Party Observatory’s three main telescopes plus many additional telescopes open for viewing. Nov 10, 7pm. $3, under 18 free. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.6979.

Film Community Cinema Documentary series. Nov 13, “Solar Mamas.” Free. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Cult Film Series Series features four double-

features, including “Evil Dead” and “Evil Dead 2” on Nov 8. 7pm. $10. Roxy Stadium 14, 85 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa.

Fundraiser for ‘Breaking Bread, Kneading Culture’ Fundraiser for film documentary that follows Sonoma baker Mike Zakowski features beer from Lagunitas and farm-to-table meal. Nov 11, 5pm. $100. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.579.ARTS.

Jewish Film Festival Series has a theme of “music.” Films include “Nicky’s Family,” Nov 8; “Reuniting the Rubins,” Nov 15; “AKA Pomus,” Nov 29; and “Hava Nagila,” Dec 4. Times vary. Thurs, Nov 8. $15-$66. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Make a Fake Comedy about modernized factory is part of Italian Film Festival. Nov 10, 7:45pm. $14. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Napa Valley Film Festival Five-day festival at various locations around wine country features films like “Pad Yatra,” “Room 237” “SOMM” and “Love, Marilyn,” among many others, industry panels and celebrity tributes to Alan Cumming, Imogen Poots, Leonard Maltin and others. For tickets and more information, visit napavalleyfilmfest.org. Nov 7-11.

Otello Verdi’s Shakespearean masterpiece presented as part of “The Met Opera Live in HD.” Nov 7, 1 and 7pm. $16-$23. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Food & Drink Dine with Local Authors Eat dinner and listen to a reading by several local authors, including James Ellis Willis, Theresa C. Dintino and Jennie Orvino. Nov 12, 6pm. $4 minimum food purchase. Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

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Weeklong Tasting Celebration To celebrate 34 years in business, Sonoma Cutlery offers week of coffee and cake tastings and a free knife sharpening. Through Nov 11, 10am-6pm. Sonoma Cutlery, 130 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.766.6433.

Lectures California Glaciers Tribute by photographer Tim Palmer documents the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last glaciers. Nov 7, 8:30pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, 213 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.1938.

Hunger Is Solvable Kathryn Johnson, CEO of Health Forum, speaks for United Nations Association forum. Nov 12, 7pm. Free. First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa.

Van Jones Founding president of Rebuild the Dream reads and talks on book of the same title. Nov 13, 7pm. $20. Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

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Learning Through Art Program invites gradeschoolers and teachers to liberal arts, communication hybrid class. Nov 10, 11am. Free. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. ) 707.944.0500.

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Greg Sarris Graton Rancheria chairman, SSU professor and author speaks as part of Native American Heritage month. Nov 7, 2pm. $4. Bertolini Student Center, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4266.

Scale: Working Large Versus Working Small Informal discussion by exhibiting artists. Nov 11, 4pm. Gallery Route One, 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Science Buzz Cafe Nov 8, “The Nanotechnology Story: New Developments” with Karen Frindell. 7pm, $4. French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Why Draw a Landscape? Discussion by artists who landscape as inspiration and subject matter for their work. Nov 8, 7pm. $5. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Readings Book Passage Nov 8, “Leonardo and the Last Supper” with Ross King. Nov 9, 7pm, “The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years” with Vincent Stanley. Nov 9, 9pm, “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man” with Walter Stahr. Nov 10, 11am, “The Treehouse Heroes: And the Forgotten Beast” with Alina Chau. Nov 10, 7pm, “Not Quite Nirvana” with Rachel Neumann. Nov 10, 7pm, “Rearrangement of the Invisible” with Gail Entrekin. Nov 11, 1pm, “Awakening Somatic Intelligence” with Dr Risa Kaparo. Nov 11, 4pm, “Celebrate the Divine Feminine” with Joy Reichard. Nov 11, 7pm, “These Things Happen” with Richard Kramer. Nov 11, 7pm, “The Twelve Clues of Christmas” with Rhys Bowen. Nov 13, 7pm, “A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown” with Julia Scheeres. Nov 14, 7pm, “Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age” with Joel Butler and Randall Heskett. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Fairfax Library Nov 8, 7pm, “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen” with Julia Flynn Siler. 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax 415.453.8092.

Green Music Center Nov 13, 6pm, Writers at Sonoma presents poetry and stories with Kathryn I. Pringle, Andrea Rexilius and Katherine Hastings. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Nov 7, 10am, “The Twelve: Book Two of the Passage Theory” with Justin Cronin. Nov 10, 1:30pm, “Murmurings of a Mad Mind” with Eric Sadler. Nov 10, 6pm, “Garment of Shadows” with Laurie R King. Nov 13, 6:30am, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Love is in the Air.” 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Nov 12, 6pm, “A Working Theory of Love” with Scott Hutchins. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

Studio 333 Second Thursday of every month, 7pm, Why There Are Words, reading series presents various writers on a theme. Nov 8, theme is “Promise” with Fred Arroyo, Stacy Bierlein, Leslie Ingham, Patricia Ann McNair, Zack Rogow, Jenn Scott and Rayme Waters. $5. 333 Caledonia St, Sausalito 415.331.8272.

Theater Free Land Dynamic hip hop theater solo show written and performed by Ariel Luckey. Nov 14, 7:30pm. Free. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

The Great Divide Fractured family dynamics mirror those of a divided Colorado town in this political thriller. Various dates and times. Through Nov 10. $10-$17. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

Legally Blonde the Musical: A Youth Production for the Whole Family Musical version of that famous tiny-dog story about sorority star Elle Woods. Nov 9, 7:30pm. $14-$30. 142 Throckmorton

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My Life with Death Ken Sonkin directs this staged reading of Bernie Weiner’s new play. Nov 14, 7:30pm. $10$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Quite Dead Troupe of teen actors team up in comedy penned by Dezi Gallegos about the constraints of family and unwanted dead bodies. Sun, Nov 11, 7:30pm. $10-$15. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

Rabbit Hole When a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down, a couple is left drifting perilously apart. Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Nov 11. $15$25. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Snow White & the Family Dwarf Fairy tale presented by Actors Theater for Children features spin on classic story. Various dates and times. Through Nov 9. $5. Steele Lane Community Center. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3282.

So Nice to Come Home To This World War II musical comedy is a world premiere. A middle-aged woman is determined to become part of America’s war effort. Dates and times vary. Through Nov 11. $25-$35. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

The Wier Conor McPherson’s dark, lyrical play set in a Dublin pub stars Peter Downey, Ilana Niernberger and others. Various dates and times. Through Nov 11. $15-$25. Main Stage West, 104 N Main St, Sebastopol.

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Astrology

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For the week of November 7

ARIES (March 21–April 19) The data that’s stored and disseminated on the internet is unimaginably voluminous. And yet the 540 billion trillion electrons that carry all this information weigh about the same as a strawberry. I’d like to use this fun fact as a metaphor for the work you’re doing these days—and the play, too. Your output is prodigious. Your intensity is on the verge of becoming legendary. The potency of your efforts is likely to set in motion effects that will last for a long time. And yet, to the naked eye or casual observer, it all might look as simple and light as a strawberry.

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren began to promote an alternative theory. They believed the culprit was H. pylori, a type of bacteria. To test their hypothesis, Marshall drank a petri dish full of H. pylori. Within days he got gastric symptoms and underwent an endoscopy. The evidence proved that he and his partner were correct. They won the Nobel Prize for their work. (And Marshall recovered just fine.) I urge you to be inspired by their approach, Libra. Formulate experiments that allow you to make practical tests of your ideas, and consider using yourself as a guinea pig.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

is not prime time for you to rake in rewards, collect hard-earned goodies and celebrate successes you’ve been building toward for a long time. It’s fine if you end up doing those things, but I suspect that what you’re best suited for right now is getting things started. You’ll attract help from unexpected sources if you lay the groundwork for projects you want to work on throughout 2013. You’ll be in alignment with cosmic rhythms, too. Your motto comes from your fellow Scorpio, writer Robert Louis Stevenson: “Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

What if you have a twin sister or brother that your mother gave up for adoption right after you were born and never told you about? Or what if you have a soul twin you’ve never met—a potential ally who understands life in much the same ways that you do? In either case, now is a time when the two of you might finally discover each other. At the very least, Taurus, I suspect you’ll be going deeper and deeper with a kindred spirit who will help you transform your stories about your origins and make you feel more at home on the planet.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) I urged my readers to meditate on death not as the end of physical life, but as a metaphor for shedding what’s outworn. I then asked them to describe the best death they had ever experienced. I got a response that’s applicable to you right now. It’s from a reader named Judd: “My best death was getting chicken pox at age 13 while living in the Philippines. My mother banished me to the TV room. I was uncomfortable but hyperactive, lonely and driven to agony by the awful shows. But after six hours, something popped. My suffering turned inside out, and a miracle bloomed. I closed my eyes and my imagination opened up like a vortex. Images, ideas, places, dreams, people familiar and strange—all amazing, colorful and vibrant—flowed through my head. I knew then and there that no material thing on this earth could hook me up to the source of life like my own thoughts. I was free!” CANCER (June 21–July 22) Conservationists are surprised by what has been transpiring in and around Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. The tigers that live there have changed their schedule. Previously, they prowled around at all hours, day and night. But as more people have moved into the area, the creatures have increasingly become nocturnal. Researchers who have studied the situation believe the tigers are doing so in order to better coexist with humans. I suspect that a metaphorically similar development is possible for you, Cancerian. Meditate on how the wildest part of your life could adapt better to the most civilized part—and vice versa. (Read more: tinyurl.com/HumanTiger.) LEO (July 23–August 22) What is a dry waterfall? The term may refer to the location of an extinct waterfall where a river once fell over a cliff but has since stopped flowing. Döda Fallet in Sweden is such a place. “Dry waterfall” may also signify a waterfall that only exists for a while after a heavy rain and then disappears again. One example is on Brukkaros Mountain in Namibia. A third variant shows up in Cliffs Beyond Abiquiu, Dry Waterfall, a landscape painting by Georgia O’Keeffe. It’s a lush rendering of a stark landscape near the New Mexico town where O’Keeffe lived. Soon you will have your own metaphorical version of a dry waterfall, Leo. It’s ready for you if you’re ready for it. VIRGO (August 23–September 22) You are getting to where you need to be, but you’re still not there. You have a good share of the raw materials you will require to accomplish your goal, but as of yet you don’t have enough of the structure that will make everything work. The in-between state you’re inhabiting reminds me of a passage from the author Elias Canetti: “His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.” Your next assignment, Virgo, is to see what you can do about coalescing a few constellations.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) Doctors used to believe that ulcers were caused by stress and spicy foods. But in the 1980s, two researchers named

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) On a beach, a man spied a pelican that was barely moving. Was it sick? He wanted to help. Drawing close, he discovered that ants were crawling all over it. He brushed them off, then carried the bird to his car and drove it to a veterinarian. After a thorough examination, the doctor realized the pelican was suffering from a fungus that the ants had been eating away—and probably would have removed completely if the man hadn’t interfered. Moral of the story: Sometimes healing takes place in unexpected ways, and nature knows better than we do about how to make it happen. Keep that in mind during the coming weeks, Sagittarius.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) A farmer in Japan found a 56-leaf clover. Well, actually, he bred it in his garden at home. It took effort on his part. Presumably, it provided him with 14 times the luck of a mere four-leaf clover. I don’t think your good karma will be quite that extravagant in the coming week, Capricorn, but there’s a decent chance you’ll get into at least the 16-leaf realm. To raise your odds of approaching the 56-leaf level of favorable fortune, remember this: Luck tends to flow in the direction of those who work hard to prepare for it and earn it. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) The largest bell in the world is located in Moscow, Russia. Called the Tsar Bell, it’s made of bronze, weighs 445,170 pounds, and is elaborately decorated with images of people, angels and plants. It has never once been rung in its 275 years of existence. Is there anything comparable in your own life, Aquarius? Some huge presence that has never actually been used? The time is near when that stillness may finally come to an end. I suggest you decide how this will occur rather than allowing fate to choose for you. PISCES (February 19–March 20)

Are you interested in experiencing a close brush with a holy anomaly or a rowdy blessing or a divine wild card? If not, that’s perfectly OK. Just say, “No, I’m not ready for a lyrical flurry of uncanny grace.” And the freaky splendor or convulsive beauty or mystical mutation will avoid making contact with you, no questions asked. But if you suspect you might enjoy communing with a subversive blast of illumination—if you think you could have fun coming to terms with a tricky epiphany that blows your mind—then go out under the night sky and whisper a message like this: “I’m ready for you, sweetness. Find me.”

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