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e are living an average of 34 years longer than our great-grandparents—an entire second adult lifetime has been added to our lifespan. Although we live in a society where traditional myths about aging are routinely advertised and exploited, proof about a new wave of positive aging is rapidly gaining ground. Neuroscience has emphatically shown that our brains continue to improve as we age, until, at around age 60, we are at our very best. How ironic that our socially mandated time of retirement coincides with this peak in our development. Yet this presents us with an extraordinary opportunity to recreate ourselves in ways that were never before possible. The big question is: How will we spend the gift of these additional years? The Collaborative on Positive Aging (COPA), a community organization promoting positive aging in Sonoma County, addresses this topic in a year-long series of workshops titled “Planning for Your Longevity.” This series continues through December with upcoming topics on the legal aspects of aging; meaning, purpose and legacy; spiritual living; and a final session looking back on the year and planning how to continue the work individually and together. COPA believes that approaching the opportunities and challenges of aging with confidence, creativity and community support is a major key to best experiencing our senior years. If you would like help as you begin to create your own second adulthood, you are invited to join us in our workshop series where you can meet like-minded men and women who’ve chosen to create their own positive aging experience. The workshops are held monthly in both Petaluma and Santa Rosa. All are welcome to participate in any or all sessions; a small $3 to $5 donation is requested per session. Details of dates, times, locations and a summary of each session can be found at www.councilonaging.com under the “Aging” tab. Susan Nurse, is the committee chair of the Collaborative on Positive Aging. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the ‘Bohemian.’ We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

With Homeland Security’s help, the Marin County sheriff buys a $700,000 tank to use against Marin citizens “just in case,” and our supervisors don’t even say a word, they just write the check. The sheriff reportedly told Alan Barnett’s Peace & Justice group that the sheriffs were not just a police force but a “paramilitary force.” Do we intend our tax dollars to pay for this? Our government at all levels has become terrified of its own citizens. This is a cruel irony, as Americans overall are pretty much a mild bunch: generous, concerned, willing to take a lot of stuff off of the people who run things, be it government officials or Wall Street. Police are meant to “protect and serve”; soldiers are meant to kill. Outfit police like soldiers, give them a military posture, and you create a dangerous element within society which our forefathers recognized when drafting the Constitution. There was a reason for insisting on no standing army. The Pentagon itself was a big mistake, institutionalizing war and subverting our language by renaming the War Department the “Defense Department,” creating such anomalies as the “National Security State,” the oddly named “Homeland Security Department” and now a $50 Billion a year mishmash of over 20 spy agencies that are out of control. Why isn’t our Congressman standing up to this excess?

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loved ones. On a physiological level, depression hijacks its victim’s body and mind, making their attempts at living a normal life and finding peace damn near impossible. The only wish my dad had in life was to be happy, and tragically that is not something he could ever find despite his valiant efforts at doing so. This did not make him weak. It made him a victim of a nondiscriminating disease. Not many who knew my dad would describe him as sensitive, but in fact he was one of the most sensitive people I’ve ever known. They usually are. They hide behind a tough exterior. They use comedy as a means of distraction. They do this so they can protect themselves behind a facade to keep people from finding out how truly dark their demons are. My point in writing this is to give you all a better understanding as to what depression and bipolar disorder really are. People throw the terms around so casually that their significance begins to lose

meaning. Depression is no joke and it should not be treated as such. I know there are many of you reading this who suffer from either bipolar disorder or severe depression or know someone who is, and I ask you to do what you can to begin addressing the issue. It is not our fault that we are suffering from such disorders, and it is not OK to make people feel ashamed of them. We must be patient and understanding and not judge those who are living with these disorders. And for the loved ones who are left behind, do not make them feel shame either. Suicide is a taboo in our society, but I will not allow you to make me feel humiliated for something that neither my dad nor I had control over. I am a survivor of suicide, and I cry for all those who stand along side me.

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DEBR IEFER Pelosi Mum on Hillary Congressman Mike Thompson said he’s ready for a Hillary Clinton presidency—but Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi stopped short of endorsing the former secretary of state during a Santa Rosa panel event last week. “I hope she’s ready for it,” said Pelosi. The former house speaker was at a conference to support an economic agenda for women and families at Sonoma State University last Thursday morning. “It would be very exciting.” Thompson, the only male on a six-person panel, was, by contrast, enthusiastically supportive of a Hillary run. “I’m very ready for it,” he responded to the question of “Are you ready for Hillary in 2016?”

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I was confused. I had applied for a spot on a waiting list with one of Burbank Housing’s low-income apartments—and the box next to that response was checked off. Wait a minute. I was turned down for low-income housing because my income was too low

for low-income housing? Yes, says Bonnie Maddox, a Burbank Housing Management Corporation employee who oversees the Santa Rosa complex. And it happens all the time. “We have to see an income of two times the rent in the unit, or you’re not qualified,” says Maddox. Does it matter that I’ve been a reliable tenant, even if I’ve never earned twice the total rent for the year in my life? It does not.

Maddox suggested I submit applications to other Burbank subsidized-housing properties. She noted that “every property has different guidelines,” and that food stamps or other assistance could also be counted toward income— though I did not know that at the time I applied. “To get in, you just have to be persistent,” she says. The income requirement is there so as to not “set ) 10

The question prompted laughter from the audience and smiles from onstage, but it was a serious question that lingered after speeches by the politicians about how the U.S. can better support women. Income inequality remains an issue in 2014: women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Would a woman president change the tone of conversation around women’s issues? Would we even have Hobby Lobby–like cases in the Supreme Court? The female panelists, local economic and governmental success stories in their own right, were mostly mum on Hillary. Only one panelist had a comment. She motioned to Pelosi and said, “If she’s ready, ‘yes.’” How’s that for commitment? Despite over $8 million in the PAC bank, Clinton hasn’t announced if she’s going to run in 2016.—Nicolas Grizzle

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somebody up for failure,” says Maddox. This makes some sense. But inflexible housing policies that punish poverty also make it hard for anyone who’s trying to lift themselves up from between the cracks. This is not my first time on the Sonoma County housinggo-round. My father and I were homeless here 10 years ago and ended up in a Ukiah trailer park. I stayed on for a few years after he died and then took a shortterm room rental in Santa Rosa in hopes that I’d find a stable place from which to relaunch my life and work as a freelance writer. I’ve managed to pay the rent on time every month. But I was always shocked that no matter how desperate we were to find a place to live, my father and I couldn’t get any traction— even though he was a Korean War veteran and I was his de facto caregiver. We tried, and failed, to avoid an eventual fate: bouncing from campground to campground in Bodega Bay in a pair of matching $20 tents from Kmart. But I wasn’t alone then, and I’m not alone now. Though it’s no comfort to hear it, many others are also caught in the too-low-income zone. “We’re in a damage-control state right now,” says Cynthia Meiswinkel, a supervisor at the Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA). Section 8 wait lists stretch four to six years because of high demand for the federally funded housing vouchers. And even after receiving the voucher, tenants often face landlords who are reluctant to take on Section 8 tenants. The vouchers carry a stigma, but tenants who accept them must also ensure units are inspected to meet federal health and safety standards. Given the choice, a landlord may prefer a nostrings-attached tenant. At least I’ve got a couch for the time being. And a computer. I emailed Georgia Berland, executive officer at the Sonoma

County Task Force on the Homeless for her perspective. She said that though the task force has resources to help pay rent or otherwise get homeless persons established indoors, it doesn’t matter, since there’s “almost no actual housing available.” This may change, as the state has dedicated more than $200 million in this year’s budget to build affordable and supportive housing. At last count, she says, there are about 3,000 people living al fresco in Sonoma County and nowhere near the shelter capacity to hold them.

Though it’s no comfort to hear it, many others are also caught in the too-lowincome zone. Meiswinkel offers a telling sigh when I ask her for advice on how I might find housing now. “That’s the question of the moment. It’s coming up a lot.” Without the Section 8 vouchers at hand, the SCHA and Community Development Commission are referring people to the Burbank Housing runaround and, for those closer to the edge, to homeless advocacy organizations, which echo Meiswinkel’s advice: Contact the higher-ups and advocate for more funding and greater access to affordable housing. I’m surprised, and only a little dismayed, that the best advice I’ve received is also the most succinct: “Vote.” Of course, that’s hard to do without a permanent address. Heather Seggel is a freelance writer currently couch-surfing in Santa Rosa.

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hances are you are a fermentation fan and didn’t even know it. Like beer? Wine? Cheese? Salami? Pickles? Chocolate? Sriracha? Of course you do. All those foods and drinks are fermented, and we all owe a debt of gratitude to the friendly bacteria that make fermentation possible. New and established lovers of fermentation can show their appreciation to our microscopic friends at the Farm to Fermentation Festival Aug.

24 in Santa Rosa. The festival began in 2009 in Freestone and in 2011 moved to Petaluma under the direction of self-described fermentation advocate Jennifer

Harris. As the popularity of the event and all things fermented grew, the event relocated again to the Finley Aquatic Center in Santa Rosa, and that’s where it’s going to be again this year. Last year, about a thousand people attended. (Disclosure: the Bohemian is a sponsor of the event). “Every year, there seems to be more interest in fermentation,” says Harris. “We’re so desperate for back-to-the-roots action and DIY.”

Harris works as a consultant to fermentation festivals in places like Boston, San Diego and Austin, but she says the fermentation trend has really taken root in Sonoma County because of its agricultural community and scores of small-scale producers. “Sonoma County is this epicenter of fermentation businesses,” she says. While kombucha was all the rage a few years ago, Harris sees a couple of new trends like a “ferment-it-all” approach to pickling everything from green beans and carrots to ketchup and salsas. While there will be beer and wine available for VIP ticket holders, Harris says a limited number of drink tickets will be sold so as not to make alcohol the focus on the event. Instead, look for events like a sauerkraut competition and a hands-on “culture petting zoo,” where attendees can get their hands wet and slimy handling vinegar and kombucha mothers, water kefir grains and other agents of fermentation. There will also be about 45 food and retail vendors. At the heart of the event are the many workshops on home fermentation. I’m especially excited about Karen Solomon’s presentation on Asian pickles. She’s the author of the excellent Asian Pickles cookbook, and she’ll be talking about how to make Japanese nukazuke pickles. I also want to check out Aaron Gilliam’s talk on meat curing. Gilliam makes the salume at Thistle Meats in Petaluma. He learned the ways of traditional meat curing in Italy. I’ve never had good luck making kimchi, so I also want to hear Ellen White’s talk on this spicy staple of Korean cuisine. White owns Ellen’s Kimchi.com, a small-batch kimchi company. The Farm to Fermentation Festival takes place Aug. 24, 11am–5pm, at the Finley Aquatic Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa.

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Frantoio Italian. $$-$$$.

Mediterranean. $$. Intimate bistro has casual European wine-bar feel. Lunch and dinner daily. 335 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.7213.

De Schmire Hearty continental. $$-$$$. Informal, with emphasis on seafood. Generous portions, open kitchen, outside dining. Dinner, Wed-Sun. 304 Bodega Ave, Petaluma. 70.762.1901.

Forchetta / Bastoni Asian-Italian. $$. Southeast Asian street food served alongside rustic Italian in unique two-in-one restaurant. Heart-warming Italian from Forchetta, while Bastoni’s focuses on Vietnamese and Thai. Lunch and dinner daily. 6948 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.9500.

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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, SatSun. 15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.331.2600.

Eritrean. $. Authentic and filling, and a welcome culinary addition. Lunch and dinner daily; breakfast, Sat-Sun. 913 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.568.6455.

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ingredients and low prices. Lunch and dinner daily. 245 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.3333.

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

Healdsburg Bar & Grill American. $-$$ Gourmet burgers and potent cocktails from the owners of Cyrus. It ain’t fancy, but it’s awfully good, with topnotch

$-$$. Small plates with a large vegetarian selection and an Asian fusion-leaning menu. And they’re open until 2am! Dinner daily. 139 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.776.4631.

Thai Issan Thai. $$. Popular

Fradelizio’s Italian. $$.

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

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Brewpub. $$.

full-spectrum Thai restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 208 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.762.5966.

Pub grub gets a pub-cuisine facelift. Lunch, Wed-Sun; dinner daily. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

The Villa Italian. $-$$.

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.

Spectacular views, superb service. Seafood, steak, poultry, seasonal specialties, pizza from wood-burning oven, patio dining. Open 7 days a week. 3901 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa 707.528.7755.

Zazu Cal-Euro. $$$. Perfectly executed dishes that sing with flavor. Zagat-rated with much of the produce from its own gardens. Dinner, Wed-Sun; brunch, Sun. 6770 McKinley St #150, Sebastopol. 707.523.4814.

Mountain Home Inn American. $$-$$$$. Great summer sandwiches with a view atop Mt Tamalpais. Breakfast, Sat-Sun; lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun. 810 Panoramic Dr, Mill Valley. 415.381.9000.

Nick’s Cove Seafood/

MARIN CO U N T Y Boca South American. $$$$$$$. Enjoy flavorful and rich regional fare in the rustic décor of an Argentinean ranch. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 340 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.833.0901.

contemporary American. $$$$. Fresh from the bay oysters, upscale seafood, some steaks and a great burger. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 23240 State Route 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.

Pier 15 American. $$. Fun, tucked-away old-fashioned spot overlooking hidden harbor. Great place for breakfast at a bar, too. Breakfast, lunch

and dinner daily; brunch, SatSun. 15 Harbor St, San Rafael. 415.256.9121.

N A PA CO U N TY Angèle Restaurant & Bar French. $$$. Thoroughly French, but not aggressively so. Lunch and dinner daily. 540 Main St, Napa. 707.252.8115.

Cole’s Chop House American steakhouse. $$$$$. Handsome, upscale 1950s-era steakhouse serving chophouse classics like dryaged porterhouse steak and Black Angus filet mignon. Wash down the red meat with a “nostalgia” cocktail. Dinner daily. 1122 Main St, Napa. 707.224.6328.

Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet Diner. $-$$. Formerly Taylor’ Automatic Refresher. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 933 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3486. Also at Oxbow Public Market, 644 First St, Napa. 707.224,6900.

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 daily. 1314 McKinstry St, Napa. 707.257.5157.

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

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American. $-$$. Cafe specializing in barbecue and classic diner fare. Messy, delicious. Lunch and dinner daily. 1010 Lincoln Ave, Napa. 707.252.9250.

Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by subtle flavors and careful yet casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch,

True to Taste Feel-good buzzwords abound in the food world. You know, terms like “local,” “natural,” “sustainable,” “green,” “seasonal.” More often than not, these terms are more about marketing than reality. So when I heard about Larkspur’s Farm House Local (a buzzword two-fer), I was skeptical. Would semantics trump substance? The answer is no. Farm House Local serves up more than trendy words. The cafe and upscale general store, located off Larkspur’s main drag, is just what I hoped to find: a small, welcoming breakfast and lunch cafe with a creative, seasonally focused menu drawn from local ingredients and purveyors. There are also a few shelves lined with wine, olive oil, pasta and other well-chosen pantry items. The menu is the work of David Monson, a veteran chef who has cooked in France, Hong Kong, Australia and Santa Monica at Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois on Main. In 2002, he became an instructor of European cuisine at San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy. Breakfasts range from the standard (pancakes, oatmeal and eggs) to the more creative—a roasted duck and cauliflower omelet with goat cheese and celery root, and potato pancakes and house-made gravlox. For lunch, I enjoyed the sweet heat of the moist shaved pork loin panini with apricot chutney, smoked cheddar and chorizo aioli. The cafe also does a take-out dinner and catering business too. Farm House Local, 25 Ward St., Larkspur. 415.891.8577.—Stett Holbrook

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Yet Wah Chinese. $$. Can’t go wrong here. Special Dungeness crab dishes for dinner; dim sum for lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 1238 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.460.9883.

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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.

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

SONOMA COUNTY Bella Vineyards (WC) Specializing in Zinfandel, Bella Vineyards farms three vineyards in Sonoma County: Big River Ranch in Alexander Valley, and the Lily Hill Estate and Belle Canyon in Dry Creek Valley. 9711 W. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am– 4:30pm. 866.572.3552.

Claypool Cellars “They call me Mister Knowitall, I sup the aged wine.” Sup on Primus frontman’s Purple Pachyderm Pinot Noir and Rhone-style Fancí Blend in wine country’s cutest caboose, a must-see for rock and wine fans alike. 6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. Open SaturdaySunday, 1–5pm. 707.861.9358. Iron Horse Despite the rustic tasting room, Iron Horse produces sparkling wine and Pinots for the elite. A brilliant view for winetasting. 209786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol. Open daily, 10am–3:30pm. 707.887.1507.

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Mill Creek While the historically inspired building is just spinning a decorative wheel, quaint is just a footnote to quality. All the wines are above average. 1401 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 707.431.2121. Red Car Wine Co. Lay

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some track to the “Gateway to Graton” and take your palate on a ride with Boxcar Syrah and Trolley Pinot from Sonoma Coast vineyards. Next stop: Côte-Rôtie on the way to Beaune. 8400 Graton Road, Sebastopol. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Tasting fee $10. 707.829.8500.

Sonoma Valley Portworks Although it’s a small-time crime to call a wine “port” what wasn’t made in Portugal, it’s all on the level here at the home of DECO California Port. Everybody gets a button: “Lick my glass!” 613 Second St., Petaluma. Thursday–Monday, noon to 5pm. No fee. 707.769.5203.

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. Wine caves. 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 11am–5pm, daily. Tasting fee, $15. 707.431.8031.

Truett-Hurst Newly planted biodynamic estate features patio seating, gardens, steelhead habitat, plus frisky goats and sheep. Taste brambly Zin and “Burning Man” Petite Sirah in airy, barnlike house, furnished with rough-hewn recycled materials. 5610 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Tasting, 11am–5pm daily, no fee. 707.433.9545.

Wine Guerrilla Comrade, it brings glory to the revolution to inform you that this artistic, quixotic all-Zinfandel brand now has its own spacious tasting room in downtown Forestville. I’d say that these screw-capped but definitely serious Zins are worthy of cellaring, but that would be so bourgeois. 6671 Front St., Forestville. Daily, 11am–5pm. Tasting fee, $10. 707.887.1996.

NAPA COUNTY Cain Think you know about what food to pair with Napa Valley “mountain grown” Cabernet Sauvignon? How about sake-marinated poached cod in a light broth? Yeah, it is different up here. 3800 Langtry Road,

St. Helena. Tour and tasting by appointment only, Monday– Friday, 10am and 11:30am; Saturday, 10am and noon. $35. 707.963.1616.

Corison Winery Winemaker Cathy Corison proudly describes herself as a “Cabernet chauvinist.” 987 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. By appointment. 707.963.0826.

Far Niente (WC) Far Niente was founded in 1885 by John Benson, a ’49er of the California Gold Rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter Winslow Homer. The estate boasts beautiful gardens as well as the first modern-built wine caves in North America. 1350 Acacia Drive, Napa. By appointment. 707.944.2861. Jericho Canyon Vineyard Oh boy, boutique Napa Cab from celebrity consultant Michel Rolland and high-rollers who used to spend half the year in Hawaii? Well, yeah, but they’re super nice, work hard, and their wines are tops. Cab and Sauv Blanc. 3322 Old Lawley Toll Road, Calistoga. Tour and tasting by appointment only, $30. 707.942.9665.

Krupp Brothers Estates The story of Stagecoach Vineyards is of extremes: two miles end-toend. One billion pounds of rock extracted. Seventy wineries buy the fruit; the Krupps release 2,000 cases including Black Bart Marsanne. 3265 Soda Canyon Road, Napa. Tours by appointment, $25. 707.260.0514. Tasting at A Dozen Vintners, 3000 Hwy. 29, St. Helena. Daily, 10am-5pm. 707.967.0666.

Madonna Estate Millennial contingent of multigenerational family winery, once known as Mount St. John, finds success running it old-school: touristy, oldfashioned, and wildly popular. Refreshing Gewürztraminer for summer picnics. 5400 Old Sonoma Road, Napa. Daily 10am to 5pm; $5–$10. 707.255.8864.

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Funk of August How do you like them artisanal Gravenstein ciders? BY JAMES KNIGHT

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My sense of timing was typical. I had launched a manic, doomed project just before I transferred away to college, and then I ceded my “lead” in artisanal cider production, such as it was, to future enthusiasts. More recently, the style of dry, sour, funky-smelling beverage that I ended up with—and passed on to friends (later, I learned that the sloshing five-gallon carboy had made the rounds from party to party over the reminder of that year)—has become an exciting craft beverage category. These three local ciders were made with 50 percent or more Sonoma County Gravenstein apples. Specific Gravity 2013 Gravenstein Cider ($14/750ml) The strongly sour, smoky, Band-Aid characters to the fermenting apple aroma announce that this is something different—more meaty than sweet, with cinnamon notes spicing up a tangy, lingering finish. Served chilled, this would be more thirst-quenching than a sweet drink after a long day’s laying up hay. (6.8 percent abv) Devoto Save the Gravenstein Cider ($12.99/750ml) Somewhat more frizzante than the near-still Specific Gravity, this is distinctly fruitier, with a suggestion of bubblegum and no-oak Chardonnay. Dryish, a bit sour, with light flavors of apple and pear, this one’s the “Champagne of ciders” among this lineup, and maybe less of a leap away from the more familiar style. (6.9 percent abv) Tilted Shed 2013 Graviva! Semidry Cider ($9/375ml) The most complex and carbonated of the lot. Somewhere in between a sour, Berliner Weisse beer and a bretty Roussanne wine, this cider, topped with a bottle-cap closure, displays a darker gold hue, hints of SweeTarts or crushed Flintstones vitamins and overripe apples with Band-Aids—but that may be too many trademarked names for one little artisanal cider, particularly since, presumably, it’s more like the farmhouse cider of your great-great-grandmother’s day than the brand-name, sweet and sparkling ciders of today. Anyway, with earthy apricot fruit flavors in the mouth-filling, bubbly, dry palate, for my tastes it’s also much more enjoyable. (8 percent abv) Curiously enough, it may be thirst-slaking alcoholic beverages like these that, indeed, save the Gravenstein from the advance of the wine grape.

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Huey Johnson holds his UNEP Sasakawa Prize awarded for a lifetime dedicated to protecting the environment.

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n 2001, Huey Johnson received the United Nations Environmental Programme’s prestigious Sasakawa Prize. When he got the letter, he read it, then tossed it on his desk with the other hundreds of papers requesting his attention. It took a full two days until someone in the office called the U.N. and confirmed that, yes, he was the year’s sole recipient of the $200,000 prize and would be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The octogenarian responsible for saving so much public land in Marin County and beyond is modest about his accomplishments. “Saving the lands at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, what good did that do for the world?” he says over lunch, a daily ritual for him and his small staff at the Resource Renewal Institute in Mill Valley. “Made me feel good— you get patted on the head all the time, they make a movie about you—but the world didn’t benefit very much from that.” Those who know Johnson aren’t so dismissive about his achievements, which include starting the trailblazing Trust for Public Land. “I think all of us working in conservation owe a lot to Huey,” says Ralph Benson, executive director of the Sonoma Land Trust. “He was one of the first people who really thought of conservation beginning in the inner city and extending into the wilderness. Trust for Public Land was all about land for people. He was a pioneer with that.”

Johnson heads up his own nonprofit devoted to saving the environment and fixing California’s fractured water system. “I always try to look at big-scale problems,” he says. “In recent years, I’ve realized I’ve been very fortunate, probably very lucky, to be able to solve very small problems.” In this case, however, “small” translates to hundreds of thousands of acres preserved as natural habitat, and planting seeds for thousands of environmental organizations to spring forth and create a national movement. “He doesn’t put a lot of time into PR,” says San Rafael environmental journalist David Kupfer, who has known Johnson for about 30 years. “He’s not one to toot his own horn.”

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Napa, but none would be possible without Johnson’s initiative. He founded the Trust for Public Land in 1972, which now has over 30 offices and 300 employees nationwide, with 5,300 park and conservation projects in 27 states. But more importantly, it served as a model for land trusts, and the roots of one-third of the nation’s 1,700 local land trusts can be traced directly back to the Trust for Public Land. In Sonoma County, Johnson fought to save the 3,117-acre Pepperwood Preserve after the California Academy of Sciences, to which the land was donated upon the owner’s death, decided to reverse its original promise (and the deed’s stipulation) to preserve the land. In 1995, it went up for sale, and Johnson organized a publicity campaign against the decision. The academy bowed to public pressure and decided to preserve the land for research and field classes. Johnson got into politics as Jerry Brown’s secretary for resources from 1978 to 1982. “I didn’t really want the job, but [Brown] really wanted me to do it,” he says. “I found that as an environmentalist I could get angry and hound at them to stop bulldozing a beautiful piece of land, or I could try and get policy established so that 10,000 bulldozers would be affected.” Johnson has never run for higher office and has no plans to

do so. “I accomplish more by being appointed,” he says, citing the promises politicians make, to both voters and special interests, that keep them from accomplishing as much as he’d like. “I was able to do things I never even dreamed of doing,” Johnson says of his time in government. “I went ahead and got into a head-on, wide-open brawl with the timber industry and saved 1,200 miles of wild rivers. And on another occasion, I saved a couple of million of acres of land from being sold for logging. In each case, I just had to take on some special interests and slug it out.” Johnson says he made adversaries, but stood his ground. “They weren’t happy when I was there. Several times, I was threatened. [Lobbyists] actually had the Legislature introduce a bill that would cancel my agency.” He laughs now because it didn’t pass. “In the end, the governor supported me.” These days, he’s not so sure it would be possible to accomplish the same feat. “The system has been so corrupted by being able to buy elections that the special interests control the Legislature.”

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oil on top of the water,” he says. “I sat there and I thought, ‘If these people in this state don’t care enough to look after the basis of life, then I don’t want to live here.’” So he took off for the wild blue yonder. “When I got out of college, I worked for a company that manufactured cellulose tubing for hot dogs and hams,” he says, sitting behind the beautiful, huge onetree slab of a desk a friend made for him in his office. “I was one of their hyper-experts. There were eight of us in the country. I was transferred all over all the time.” This was 50 years ago when meat was king of the dinner, breakfast and lunch tables. Johnson was often assigned to work near the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the avid sportsman liked his life. “In the trunk, I’d always have a ski box, rifle, shotgun and hiking gear, and I’d go find some dude ranch. I lived well.” But then came a longterm transfer to New York City. “I was going to meet a friend,

and I was holding a martini glass and I couldn’t hold it steady,” he says, shaking his hands for effect like Jell-O on horseback. “I was working 24/7 for weeks. I was so afraid I was going to fail, I was just killing myself. I was doing very well, but I thought, ‘Ah, this makes no sense.’ And then one of my bosses killed himself— committed suicide.” Johnson continues without pause, “And I quit and left and wandered around the world a couple years alone.” He adds, “It was very important that I did that.” From there, he got a job working for the Fish and Game Department in Lake Tahoe. He soon quit, but when Johnson does something, he makes a statement. One day, after being given “so many screwy instructions that were politically loaded,” he says, he resigned, hitchhiked to the Reno airport that morning and flew to Alaska. Once there, he says, “I had a job with the Fish and Game Department before nightfall.” While in Alaska, Johnson

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discovered something important about himself. “I decided not to be a fishery biologist, because I was too close to the thing I love,” he says. “I didn’t want to lose the joy of life.” He was destined for a position higher in the food chain. “Without realizing it, I was more interested in public policy.” Johnson got his master’s degree, then moved back to Michigan, where he grew up, to get a doctorate. “I saw a tacking on a bulletin board wall for a job in San Francisco, which is where I wanted to live, for the Nature Conservancy, which I had never heard of. So I walked into the phone booth, applied for the job, got it and never looked back,” says Johnson. “I was the eighth employee.” The Nature Conservancy now has a staff of over 3,800 in 30 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. These days, Johnson is his own boss with the Resource Renewal Institute (RRI). This gives him the freedom to focus on projects of his choosing. “I didn’t want to

punch anybody’s clock,” he says. “I wanted to enjoy being at work and wanted to enjoy the people I work with, and that became a priority and it worked out pretty well.”

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ne RRI project primed to make an impact soon is “Fish in the Fields.” As Johnson tells it, it was the calm between the quacks that sparked this idea to let fish and farms share the same water, to the benefit of both. “I was duck hunting, because I enjoy hunting. Duck hunting, you’re sitting in the middle of a flooded ocean, it seems like. Six hundred-thousand acres of California is flooded for rice, north of Sacramento to Chico. Ducks aren’t flying by that often, and you get to thinking.” For the past six years, RRI has worked with biologists at UC Davis studying the potential of raising young salmon in the flooded rice plains. The naturally occurring plankton, it was discovered, fatten up the fish far better than traditional methods, and the efficient use of water could curb the squabbles over the use of Delta water. “The trouble with salmon,” says Johnson, “is they’re the holy grail of the fish world,” and many biologists’ careers depend on them. But salmon aren’t the only fish that can thrive in this atmosphere, so Johnson had the idea to raise small freshwater fish to stem the collapse of the world’s feeder fish, like sardines, herring and anchovies. Most of the fish consumed in the U.S. is imported, and most goes to pigs and chickens. The insatiable market for meat, combined with the growing aquaculture industry, is leading to situations around the world similar to 1950s Monterey, when the workforce of 25,000 found itself out of work one day when the sardine fishery disappeared, due in part to overfishing. Fisheries in South America, Canada and the Caribbean have been going dry in the past two years. “These effects are starting to descend, ) 24

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and we pay no attention,” says Johnson. To that effect, the RRI recently built a hatchery for the Fish in the Fields project, making the project completely sustainable. Johnson says he hopes to make a business out of it—not to make money, but to set a precedent for others. Tracing the problems of water supply back to its roots, Johnson started the Water Atlas to chronicle what he already knew was the case: California’s water-rights claim system is underfunded, unenforced and mismanaged. “The state agency that keeps the legal records hasn’t even got them all straightened out,” he says. “You just about had to hire an attorney, if you claimed you owned water; you’d go there and couldn’t figure out heads or tails.” The Water Atlas (ca.statewater. org) shows an interactive map of water rights and rates throughout the state. It’s far from complete, but with the right funding, the project could become the state’s first comprehensive tracking system for water rights and prices through user input and Freedom of Information requests. California’s water supply is being sucked dry at a rate four times its replenishment, Johnson says. Just about 71 million acre-feet of usable water from precipitation hits the ground in California each year; the state currently has claims for over 250 million acre-feet. “One of the first things we did was tally up the amount of legal claims that the courts go to when they want information,” says Johnson. “There it is, four times the amount of water that’s available.” Say a vineyard wants to expand. They put in a claim to water at their proposed location with the State Water Resources Control Board, which is tasked with enforcement and regulation of water rights claims. “They’re supposed to be the enforcement group,” says Johnson. “You ask them if they’re enforcing anything and they say, ‘No, we don’t have the money.’” Water-rights claimers know this, and use it to their advantage. “What they

do with the application is put it under a stack of about a thousand other applications. And they don’t have money to enforce it, so the stack grows and the streams die.”

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t RRI, Johnson is not only the leader of the charge to save the environment but a perfect example of one of the nonprofit’s projects called Forces of Nature. It’s a series of interviews with conservationists who’ve made big impacts on the land; they’re like webisodes of the documentary Rebels with a Cause, which came out last year and features Johnson and others who helped create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area around Point Reyes. Johnson’s perspective in the Forces of Nature interview is eyeopening: “The separation that is occurring through the advances in technology are so fascinating to people that they’ve abandoned the sense of awe that one gets from looking at a mountain at dawn, or duck hunting watching the dawn come, or being alone in a woods or a forest in a wilderness area. These are precious, precious assets that society owns. My worry is if we don’t create an ongoing awareness and connection, those will be lost. Water is the basis of life, connecting it to the oceans, connecting it to our own bodies, that it becomes a basic connection to life. And we doggone well better be aware of it and better do something to have it continue.” In person, he defines the plight with just as much fervor. “I swim in a pond of problems as an environmentalist,” he says. “The most desperate problem we have threatening democracy in America is the need for campaignfinance reform. Because everything’s falling apart, and we don’t have a sense of why.” But even through his pragmatic approach, Johnson keeps a positive attitude. “You can get bogged down with depression real easy,” he says, after describing one of those “how can politicians actually get away with this” situations that he’s working to correct. “So you’ve got to plug along and do what you can do, and if you persist long enough, you do some good.”

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Bluegrass Girls Hailing from Asheville, N.C., the trio—Chloe Edmonstone, Meredith Watson and Hilary Hawke— who make up the Locust Honey String Band play a lively, old-timey mix of bluegrass and country fiddle tunes. Formed in 2011, the group’s new album, Never Let Me Cross Your Mind, resonates with classic and modern elements. Locust Honey String Band perform on Friday, Aug. 22, at Studio 55 Marin, 1455 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 8pm. $14–$17. 415.453.3161.

CULTURE The week’s events: a selective guide

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Inspiring Scenic Presented by the Conservation Action Fund for Education, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is aimed at effecting change. The films examine our energy needs and infrastructure and their impacts. The 2013 documentary Unacceptable Levels looks at industrial chemicals in everyday life. Other shorts and features include films that deal with climate change, wildlife wake-up calls and conservation. Food and drink packages and an environmental fair accompany the event. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is Friday, Aug. 22, at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 4pm. $20–$40. 707.571.8566.

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At the Drive-In It’s an American tradition that has largely gone the way of the bellbottom, but the drive-in movie still has a special place in our culture. This weekend, South of Heaven custom-car shop presents a gathering with their Filthies club that’s open to the public and boasts an array of cool rides and entertainment. Live bands play through the afternoon, with local food and drink vendors dishing out tasty treats and two-dollar beers. Once the sun gets low, a classic drive-in movie plays for the convoy of cars out in the field. Hot rods and motorcycles get in free, and kids are welcome too. The Filthies drive-in happens on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 14375 School St., Valley Ford. 2pm. $5.

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The Way Back Singer-songwriter Scott Pemberton is lucky to be alive. A few years ago, Pemberton was hit by a car while cycling. Defying doctors’ expectations, he regained his faculties and retaught himself the guitar. Now the Portland native is back on the road, playing an electrifying mix of blues, rock and funk with his band the Scott Pemberton Trio. They perform on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Goose & Gander, 1245 Spring St., St. Helena. 1pm. Free. 707.967.8779.

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SOLO PARA TI World-class guitarist Ottmar Liebert performs on Aug. 21 at City Winery Napa. See Concerts, p31.

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Branching Out Eyevan Tumbleweed comes out of the woodwork BY CHARLIE SWANSON

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he art of Eyevan Tumbleweed (aka Bennett Ewing) is a fascinating, intricate work of found wood and painstaking sculpture. The Massachusetts native, now living in Occidental, is one of a handful of artists working in this medium and the only one to incorporate wood from numerous regions. It started as a collection, pieces of bark and branches gathered while walking the deserts of Arizona or the forests of California. Tumbleweed amassed thousands of pieces from 35 states and three countries while he experimented with designing and crafting three-dimensional sculptures with them, starting in 2002. For more than 10 years he has honed his technique of fusing hundreds of pieces of wood to form widely imaginative and hauntingly realistic visages. “I’m simply letting the wood guide me,” Tumbleweed says. “One of the great things about this medium for me is that I’m taking what nature has already produced and I’m celebrating the beauty of that thing.” Each piece takes Tumbleweed at least a month to complete, with upward of 500 individual pieces of wood involved in each work. No alteration of

the wood takes place save for extractions, cutting small pieces off a large log. The wood isn’t carved, colored or polished, and no backing supports the piece. Tumbleweed uses hot glue, carpenters glue and a special epoxy to hold the pieces together. Each work is a revelation to the artist. “I do consider it a spiritual thing,” he says. “When I was a little kid, I would go into the woods and see, for lack of a better word, these nature spirits or entities. Sounds kind of crazy, but whether it was my artistic mind or not, this would happen through myriad things. What I ended up doing later in life was a recreation of this experience.” Tumbleweed grew up illustrating and writing, taking his artist name from a character in a high school comic book he thought up. After first visiting Sonoma County in 2008, Tumbleweed fell in love with the area and moved here in 2011. He started a new wood collection from scratch, and the local landscapes’ abundant natural offerings from mountain to valley gave him an ample supply. Soon, Tumbleweed was assembling anew his signature relief sculptures. His work was immediately met with praise, though he has rarely shown in galleries around the North Bay,

WOOD WORKS Eyevan Tumbleweed makes his sculptures from found wood with no cutting or alteration.

spending the majority of his last few years in creation mode. In the next year, Tumbleweed is looking to increase his productivity in sculpting, as well as revisiting his illustration to craft a children’s book based on his experiences as an child. For now, with appreciation of his work growing, his pioneering artistic endeavors make him an exciting

new personality on the North Bay art scene. Eyevan Tumbleweed’s work is showing at two exhibits in Sonoma County: ‘Play It Again, Sam,’ through Aug. 31, Sebastopol Center for the Arts (282 High St., Sebastopol; 707.829.4797) and ‘Human | Nature,’ through Sept. 28 at Fulton X Gallery (1200 River Road, Fulton; 707.477.0567.)

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MAN OF MANY TALENTS Robin Williams’ lesser-known films were some of his best.

Remembering Robin Williams The late comedian was more than a funny guy BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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e in Northern California took the death of Robin Williams personally and keenly. However presumptuous it may have to believe it, we felt he was one of us. As film critic David Thomson put it, “The ‘Robin Williams picture’ had become a warning signal,” but we knew why and we made excuses. We considered it a NorCal/SoCal thing, and chalked up his lucrative, terrible films to the stupidity of the Industry. Hollywood sometimes wrought the perfect part for him, as with the motor-mouthed Genie in Aladdin, that happy moment when Disney made its peace with Tex Avery. Northern Californian directors, however, made some hard-to-

watch Williams films too (see Francis Ford Coppola’s Jack). Barry Levinson, sometimes of Marin, directed Williams in the disappointing hit Good Morning, Vietnam, a biopic travesty of an interesting career, which is what could also be said about Patch Adams. Down south, they saw Williams as the eternal boy. They wanted a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire. Considering Williams’ film career, one recalls Ian McKellan’s line in Gods and Monsters about how if you give a farmer a giraffe, the first thing he’ll do is hitch it to a plow. Let’s remember the less-seen work. It’s too mean to be a really popular film, but World’s Greatest Dad (2009) may well be Williams’ best—though not as a vehicle for his comedy per se. This acidic nobudget satire by Bobcat Goldthwait

might be tough to watch today, given the subject of suicide. Williams’ Lance is a teacher on the flipside of the Dead Poets Society milieu: spineless, prolix, too-nice. His class, sparsely attended by bored high school plagiarists, only comes alive after Williams’ ghastly son perishes. After death, the boy is wrongly recalled as if he were Anne Frank and Kurt Cobain rolled into one. You get so much more from Williams as an isolated character squirming than as the center of a circle of laughing listeners, seen in reaction shots. The late Harold Ramis’ 1986 Club Paradise is a rowdy semimusical with Jimmy Cliff, and it deserves some of the audience Ramis’ Caddyshack has. Williams is a chummy but venal Caribbean hotel manager. (Responding to local aristo Peter O’Toole’s inquiry if there’ll be many girls at the place: “If you’ve got the pearls, we’ve got the swine.”) It’s the closest thing to an SCTV reunion ever captured onscreen: Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis and Joe Flaherty, all of sacred memory, are together again as the awkward tourists. In the savory Cadillac Man, Williams plays a creep of a car salesman held hostage by one of the many people he burned (in this case Tim Robbins). Williams honored his time in Juilliard as an appropriately ducky Osric in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet: a meek little mustached gentleman who fails to realize that life in Elsinore, like life everywhere, is a comedy with a bloody finish. In The Best of Times—scripted by Bull Durham’s Ron Shelton—Williams is a smalltown sap who lost the BakersfieldTaft football game and was never e allowed to forget the fatal fumble. He was convincingly evil in Insomnia and One Hour Photo, but really frightening in 1996’s Secret Agent, Christopher Hampton’s Conrad adaptation about the downfall of an agent provocateur. Williams, uncredited, was a staring assassin, always carrying a testtube sized bomb in his pocket, ready for use. He was a killer, and thus a comedian by other means. See how good Williams was in that film’s last minutes, and you can understand the loss we’ve suffered.

24 HOURS OF POWER Members of Sonoma Coma get their groove on at the 2014 NorBay Awards.

That’s a Wrap! ’14 NorBay Awards BY STETT HOLBROOK

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the number dropped to about 30. When Friday came for the contestants to meet, the number dropped to 14. Signing up is easy. Showing up is harder. I collected everyone’s name and their respective musical talents on index cards and drew out them out of a hat to form three bands, and then Nathan Prowse of the Live Musician’s Co-Op showed them their practice spaces. How many would show up at HopMonk Sebastopol the following night to perform? I had no idea. Saturday evening the contestants started to trickle into the HopMonk as planned. Well, most of them. There were two fiveperson bands and one four-person band. One five-piece band became a three-piece after two defections. Another band struggled over clashing personalities and group dynamics. Turns out the contest is more than a showcase of musical talent; it’s a social experiment. But then, amazingly, these groups of musicians who had just met a day ago each hit the stage and each of them killed it in their own way. Their styles were diverse (folksy a cappella, bongos and saxophone; good timey, banjoinflected rock; and balls-out rock and roll power). In the end the power quintet—Emanon—won out Ben Ladomirak, vocalist for the newly minted band, told me had never played a note of music in his life. He just thought the contest sounded cool and signed up. His screamed-though-not-unpleasant vocals and aggressive stage dance fooled me. After the contest, the excellent Easy Leaves hit the stage and got people dancing. Too bad they only had time for a 30-minute set. After the NorBay Awards were announced, RadioActive did his thing. Accompanied by former NorBay winning DJ Zack Darling, Radio started dropping his rhymes when he saw local hip-hop stylist Pure Powers in the crowd and invited him onstage. I thought for sure their traded rhymes were planned, but no. This was pure freestyle hip-hop flowing before an appreciative crowd. I didn’t expect that, or know what to expect from the 24-Hour Band Contest, but I enjoyed it all.

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Join us as we host a celebration to unveil “Fresh Coat”, an installation of graffiti art from 13 prominent urban artists. Festivities will include a Delta Rae concert (4:00 p.m.), Bay Area food trucks and JRV wine. Live and silent auctions will benefit UNICEF’s “Art in a Box” program. September 27, 2014 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. $25 per person (parking, admission, concert) For more information, call 707-254-8673 1 Kirkland Ranch Road (across from Chardonnay Golf Club), Napa Valley www.jamiesonranch.com/Events/Graffiti

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lvis Costello’s most enduring musical trait is his constant curiosity. Whether it’s as frontman for the Attractions and the Imposters, or partnering up with other musical luminaries, Costello is still evolving after 35 years. On Sept. 3, Costello makes his debut at Weill Hall, at Sonoma State’s Green Music Center, playing with his longtime band the Imposters—drummer Pete Thomas, bassist Davey Faragher and pianist Steve Nieve. Speaking by phone, Costello talks about the band and his forthcoming release, a new collaborative take on previously unused Bob Dylan lyrics titled Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes. “It’s always great to play with

the Imposters, you know,” says Costello. “We haven’t had as much opportunity to play this year. Whenever we reconvene, there’s always a new combination that comes from it, because we don’t burn it out.” Costello hinted at his approach to creating surprising and diverse set lists. “We’ve been looking at some of the songs from Wise Up Ghost over the year, and getting some different things out of the recorded version.” Wise Up Ghost is Costello’s most recent release, a 2013 album co-produced with the Roots. The house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon approached Costello after he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009. “It’s a three-way dialogue between [drummer] Questlove’s rhythmic approach and my words filtered through [producer and engineer] Steven Mandel’s editorial production,” explains Costello. Since the album came out last year, the songwriter has been constantly reworking tunes for Imposters and his solo shows, offering new arrangements with each performance. “Music is like that, all the time changing under your hands,” he says. “That’s been the case for the last 37 years.” This November, Costello unveils another new cooperative effort, when Lost on the River is released. Producer T Bone Burnett assembled a group of artists, including Costello, Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James to write and record songs using unused Bob Dylan lyrics from the late ’60s. Dylan’s only involvement in this album was granting permission. “There were 24 lyrics at our disposal, and we were given complete license to set them any way we heard them, and use our own eyes on the editorial,” explains Costello. “That’s a lot of freedom to be given, you know. And it was nice collaborating with someone who couldn’t put up an argument.” Elvis Costello & the Imposters perform Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $45 indoor; $25 outdoor. 866.955.6040.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY

Bergamot Alley Aug 23, Mr. December. Aug 24, Edge of Town. Aug 26, the Americans. 328-A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.8720.

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Aug 23, the Grain. 16 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.766.8162.

Schroeder Hall Grand Opening Weekend of concerts at the newest addition to the Center is highlighted by David Benoit’s “Tribute to Charlie Brown,� pianist Jefrey Kahne and organist James David Christie. Aug 23-24. Free. Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings The soul of Sharon Jones and the rhythms of the DapKings are unmatched. Aug 21, 7:30pm. $38-$58. Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park.

NAPA COUNTY Ottmar Liebert World music artist shares his impeccable guitar playing. Aug 21, 8pm. $30-$40. City Winery Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

The Marshall Tucker Band The band has been rocking for 40 years and are still going strong. Aug 22, 7pm. $25-$50. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY Andrews Hall Aug 20, A Grand Night. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma.

Aqus Cafe Aug 20, West Coast Singer Songwriter Competition. Aug 23, Un Deux Trois. Aug 24, Page 17. Aug 27, Bluegrass Jam. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

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Lagunitas Tap Room Aug 20, Jason Bodlovich. Aug 21, the Jen Tucker Band. Aug 22, Sara Petite. Aug 23, the Pine Needles. Aug 24, El Deora. Aug 27, the Littlest Birds. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

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Aug 21, Mud Soup. Aug 22, Bad Apple String Band. Aug 24, Lindalou & Michael. 122 West Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.7960.

Flamingo Lounge Aug 22, Rock Skool. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Forchetta / Bastoni Aug 21, T-Luke & the Tight Suits. 6948 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.9500.

Friar Tuck’s Fri, DJ Night. Wed, Sat, karaoke. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.792.9847.

Healdsburg Plaza Aug 26, Big Sandy & His FlyRite Boys. Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg.

HopMonk Sebastopol Aug 22, the Jugtown Pirates. Aug 23, GrooveSession. Aug 25, Monday Night Edutainment with DJ Jacques and DJ Guacamole. Tues, open mic night. Wed, Brainstorm EDM show. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

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Hotel Healdsburg Aug 23, Kevin Fitzsimmons Trio with Aaron Garner and Chris Amberger. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Ives Park Aug 20, 5pm, Studio E All Star Review. Aug 27, Mr Music and friends. Willow Street and Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol.

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Phoenix Theater Aug 21, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. Aug 22, When Earth Awakes. Sun, 5pm, rock and blues jam. Tues, 7pm, Acoustic Americana jam. Wed, 6pm, Jazz jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

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Red’s Apple Roadhouse Aug 20, Alison Harris. Aug 22, Brooke & the Caterpillar. Aug 27, Brandon Hassur. 4550 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol. 707.861.9338.

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Aug 21, Kim and the Generations. Gener ations. Aug 22, the Purple Ones. Aug 23, the Ray Project. Charles Pr oject. Aug 24, 24, Lisa Lindsley.. Aug 26, Amie Lindsley

Penwell. Penwell. Wed, Wed, Blues Night. 919 Fourth St, St, San Rafael. Rafael. 415.813.5600. 4115.813.5600.

George’s Nightclub Aug 22, Fusion Fridays. Sun, Mexican Banda. Wed, Wed, Rock and R&B Jam. Sat, DJ Night. 842 Fourth SSt, t, San Rafael. Rafael.

Smiley’s

Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

HopMonk Novato

Aug 21, Larisa Migachyov. Aug 22, High Tide. Aug 23, Chrissy Lynne Band. Sun, open mic. Mon, reggae. Wed, Larry’s karaoke. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant

Aug 21, I.O.M. Aug 22, Eric McFadden. Aug 23, Horses Heaven. Wed, Open Mic. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

Marin Country Mart Aug 22, Dan Hicks & His Bayside Jazz Band. Aug 24, Jimmy Dillon and Generation Next. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur.

19 Broadway Club Aug 20, Voodoo Switch. Aug 21, Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra. Aug 22, Reckless in Vegas. Aug 24, Stacks. Aug 26, the Continentals. Aug 27, LaTiDo featuring Edgardo Cambon. Mon, 9pm, open mic. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Osteria Divino Aug 20, Open Sky. Aug 21, Belinda Blair. Aug 22, Ken Cook Trio. Aug 23, Rob Reich Trio. Aug 24, Passion Habanera. Aug 26, Achille Bocus. Aug 27, Jonathan Poretz. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

Panama Hotel Restaurant Aug 20, Lorin Rowan. Aug 21, Deborah Winters. Aug 26, the Machiavelvets. Aug 27, Donna D’acuti. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Studio 55 Marin Aug 22, Locust Honey String Band. 1455 E Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.

Sweetwater Music Hall Aug 20, Steep Canyon Rangers. Aug 22, Mustache Harbor. Aug 23, Vinyl. Aug 24, Dickey Betts & Great Southern. Aug 27, Jason Crosby and friends. Mon, Open Mic. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Town Center Corte Madera Aug 24, New West. 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.924.2961.

Aug 21, Kerouac. Aug 22, the Voice. Aug 23, David M’Ore. Sun, DJ Aurelio. Wed, open mic. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

FARM at Carneros Inn Aug 20, Trio Soleá. Aug 21, Dan Daniels Trio. Aug 27, Swell. 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 888.400.9000.

Goose & Gander Aug 24, Scott Pemberton Trio. 1245 Spring St, St Helena. 707.967.8779.

Silo’s Aug 21, Syria T Berry. Aug 22, the Used Blues Band. Aug 23, Matt Applin & the Midnite Band. Aug 24, David Landon. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

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Aug 23, the Dan Band. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Aug 23, Jazz Mirage. Aug 24, Jim Senecal. 2000 Main St, St Helena, 866.708.9463.

City Winery Napa Aug 20, Mads Tolling with Wesla Whitfield. Aug 22, Sonny Landreth. Aug 23, the Best Intentions. Aug 24, the Gershwin and Berlin songbook. Aug 25, Men Without Hats. Aug 27, the Company Men. 1030

Uva Trattoria Aug 20, Tom Duarte. Aug 21, Tommy Hill & the Rumba Tribe. Aug 22, Jack Pollard and Dan Daniels. Aug 23, Jackie and friends. Aug 24, James & Ted. Aug 27, James & Ted. 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.

Peri’s Silver Dollar Aug 20, the Elvis Johnson Soul Revue. Aug 21, Burnsy’s Sugar Shack. Aug 22, D’Giin. Aug 23, Swoop Unit. Aug 26, Tommy Odetto and Tim Baker. Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Rancho Nicasio Aug 22, Don Forbes. Aug 23, Asleep at the Wheel. Aug 24, 4pm, Asleep at the Wheel and Todos Santos. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Sausalito Seahorse Aug 21, Jamie Clark. Aug 22, the Marin Fidels. Aug 23, Julio Bravo y Salsabor and DJ Coco. Aug 24, Candela with Edgardo Cambon. Tues, Jazz with Noel Jewkes and friends. Wed, Tango with Marcello and Seth. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Sleeping Lady Aug 20, Rory McNamera and friends. Aug 22, the Unnamed. Aug 24, Namely Us. Sun, 2pm, Irish music. Mon, open mic with Simon Costa. Sat, Ukulele Jam Session. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

San Francisco’s City Guide

Murder City Devil Seattle garage rockers perform from their brand-new album. Aug 21-22 at Great American Music Hall.

B. B. King The legendary bluesman returns to the Bay Area with local DJ Harry Duncan opening. Aug 22 at the Warfield.

Keyshia Cole Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling R&B/hip-hop artist appears. Aug 23 at the Fillmore.

Phil Perry Smooth jazz and R&B singer packs a powerful voice with fresh interpretations. Aug 23-24 at Yoshi’s S.F.

Pins of Light PBR presents S.F. hardcore metal heads with psychedelic ‘70s throwbacks Wild Eyes. Aug 26 at Hemlock Tavern.

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Galleries RECEPTIONS Aug 22 Sonoma County Museum, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Louisa King Fraser: Then and Nowâ&#x20AC;? fundraising exhibit celebrates the painters work and prolific career. 5pm. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Aug 23 Sebastopol Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Form and Color,â&#x20AC;? explorations by ceramicist Chris Boyd and painter Paula Matzinger. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol. Daily, 10am to 4:30pm. 707.827.3600.

exhibit shows in Heron Hall. 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Eggen & Lance Chapel

New Leaf Gallery

Through Aug 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Petal to the Metal: Scrapture,â&#x20AC;? exhibits recycled-metal art by local artist Ron Petty. 1540 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3747.

Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sculpture Within Reach,â&#x20AC;? fun, accessible fine art sculptures. Cornerstone Place, 23588 Hwy 121, Sonoma. Daily, 10 to 5. 707.933.1300.

Finley Community Center Through Sep 12, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Quilts,â&#x20AC;? presented by Santa Rosa Quilt Guild. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1 707.543.3737.

Fulton X Gallery Through Sep 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Human/ Nature,â&#x20AC;? artist Michael Francis Ramos explores our relationship to nature in this solo show. 1200 River Rd, Fulton.

Arts Guild of Sonoma Through Sep 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;August Exhibit,â&#x20AC;? displaying the artwork of KC Winston and Lyn Swan. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. WedThurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

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Backstreet Gallery Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Works in Glass and Paintings,â&#x20AC;? a solo show by Kate Black. 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa.

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Chroma Gallery

At the Veterans Building 282 South High St. Sebastopol, CA 95472 707.829.4797 www.sebarts.org

Aug 22-Sep 23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raptors Live,â&#x20AC;? features the art of bird activist/artist Jonqui Albin, with weekly classes, demonstrations and performance art. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.293.6051.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery Through Sep 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;David Meirik Exhibit,â&#x20AC;? the artist revels in juxtaposition in his mixedmaterials artwork. 3100

Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colors of Summer,â&#x20AC;? juried art exhibit featuring local artists. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.542.7143.

Petaluma Arts Center Through Sep 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;(n) Collage,â&#x20AC;? new works in mixed-media collage art. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Redwood Cafe

Through Aug 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonoma Scapes,â&#x20AC;? collects several artists works in a multi-media show. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Through Sep 16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;August Exhibit,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Christine Kierstead and Carole Barlas, with photos by Rita Salluzzi and sculptures by Rick Butler. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

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RiskPress Gallery

Through Sep 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raw,â&#x20AC;? latest works by Jennifer Hirshfield, C.K. Itamura and Alejandro Salazar in their raw studio form. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. Open Sat, 12 to 5, and by appointment. 707.332.1212.

Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stumbling Toward Ecstasy!â&#x20AC;? showing the book art of artist and poet Mark Wangberg. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Graton Gallery

Through Sep 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Showinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the River,â&#x20AC;? exhibits more than 40 artists work in a juried show. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed, Thurs and Sun, 11 to 6. FriSat, 11 to 8. 707.775.4ART.

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Occidental Center for the Arts

Through Sep 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teachers and Influences,â&#x20AC;? featuring paintings by Sandra Rubin alongside works by artists who have influenced and inspired her. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. TuesSun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Sep 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cry, Love Lifeâ&#x20AC;? exhibits artist Jenny Honnert Abellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playful collage work. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts Through Sep 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clay & Glass,â&#x20AC;? exhibits the works of artists Bill Abright,Terry Ow-Wing and many others. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. Daily, 11 to 6. 707.431.1970.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center Through Sep 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Countryside,â&#x20AC;? watercolor

Riverfront Art Gallery

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Play It Again, Samâ&#x20AC;? exhibits collage and recycled art. 282 S High St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Library Through Aug 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books & Boxes,â&#x20AC;? a library art show. 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. Mon-Tues, 1 to 5 and 6 to 9; Wed-Sat, 1 to 5. 707.823.7691.

Sonoma County Museum Through Aug 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Hogarth to Hundertwasser,â&#x20AC;? features a rich collection of fine art prints dating from the 15th century to the present. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

Red Barn Gallery Through Sep 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Marin Views,â&#x20AC;? the photos of Art Rogers. 1 Bear Valley Rd, Pt Reyes Station. 415.464.5125.

Seager Gray Gallery Through Aug 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Sense of Place,â&#x20AC;? abstract landscape exhibit features Jeffrey Beauchamp in the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last exhibit at the current location. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.

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Through Sep 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sensations,â&#x20AC;? mixed-media works by Edward Barrett, Francesco Cafiso, Lars Johnson and others. 1359 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3350.

di Rosa Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Oct 26, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Realism, Really?â&#x20AC;? showcases contemporary realist art from a diverse group of artists. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. WedSun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

Steele Lane Community Center Through Aug 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Works of Nature,â&#x20AC;? melds nature photography and handstitched canvas work by Danielle Joy Reynolds. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Thurs, 8 to 7; Fri, 8 to 5. 707.543.3282.

Jack Mason Museum Through Nov 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Radio Personalities of Wireless West Marin,â&#x20AC;? oral histories and photographs tell the fascinating stories of the men and women who worked for RCA. 15 Park Ave, Inverness. 415.669.1099.

Marin MOCA Through Aug 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motion/ Emotion,â&#x20AC;? juried show features 150 artists working in a variety of media. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

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Through Sep 6, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fall Rental Show,â&#x20AC;? original works from MSA members may be rented. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Mon-Thurs, 11am to 4pm; Sat-Sun, noon to 4pm. 415.454.9561.

MARIN COUNTY Gallery Bergelli Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Group Show,â&#x20AC;? new paintings by gallery artists. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Gallery Route One Through Sep 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Box Show,â&#x20AC;? annual exhibit features 150 artists creations from a plain wood box. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

MINE Art Gallery Through Aug 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exciting New Works,â&#x20AC;? late summer exhibition features Mark Jaeger, Ayumi Weissbuch, Ken Belluci and Jean Capron. 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Aug 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bay Area Women Artists,â&#x20AC;? mixed-media artwork with emphasis on exploration and abstraction. Aug 26-Sep 25, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capturing Light,â&#x20AC;? juried photography

Through Sep 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ones and Zeros,â&#x20AC;? group exhibition explores the digital age and the impact of new media on present-day culture. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm. 707.226.5991.

Napa Valley Museum Through Sep 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper,â&#x20AC;? exhibiting nearly 50 years of Thiebaudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work and reflecting his passion for art education. Through Sep 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;By Nature,â&#x20AC;? photographer Michael Schaer displays black and white shots of vistas and landscapes from the Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe regions. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Tues-Sun, 10am to 4pm. 707.944.0500.

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Will Durst The comedian presents his show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG.â&#x20AC;? Aug 22-24. $20. Raven Theater Windsor, 195 Windsor River Rd, Windsor. 707.433.6335.

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Stand Up Comedy Sun, Aug 24, 7pm. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

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

Dance Bubbly Burlesque Broadway themed show features burlesque, belly dancing and performances by Cabaret de Caliente. Aug 21, 9pm. $10-$20. HopMonk Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol 707.829.7300.

Monroe Dance Hall Sundays, Country-Western dancing and lessons. Mondays, Scottish Country Dancing. Tuesdays, African and World Music and Dance. Wednesdays, Singles and Pairs Square Dance Club. Thursdays, Circles ‘n Squares Dance Club. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa 707.529.5450.

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Jesse Powell Art Show Art by Powell, Arms and Fozz. Music from Solis Luminati, Sabertooth Ginger and more. Aug 21, 7pm. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

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Events Three stages of entertainment, wine and microbrew tasting and a wide array of top quality seafood. Aug 23-24. $12-$15. Watts Ranch, 16885 Bodega Hwy, Bodega.

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Haunting true story of Tanaquil Le Clercq, the world-class ballerina struck down with polio. Aug 23, 7pm. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

The Animal Communicator Talk and discussion follows with animal communicators Renee Gallagos and Barbara Martin. Aug 27, 7:30pm. $10. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8297 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.2398.

Bobby Jo: Journey of a Singer-Songwriter Short documentary screens, followed by Q&A with Bobby Jo Valentine and director Ron Rogers. Aug 22, 7pm. Free. Carole L Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 415.392.5225.

Kings of Pastry Patisseries competition is the subject of this tasty documentary. Aug 21, 7pm. $10. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Royal Cousins at War BBC documentary chronicles the events that led to the outbreak of WWI. Aug 25, 1pm. Free. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

The Genius of Marian Filmmaker Banker White is on hand presenting this documentary that follows his mothers struggles with Alzheimer’s. Aug 22, 7:30pm. $10. Pt Reyes Presbyterian Church, 11445 Shoreline Hwy, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1349.

37 Days Film follows the events that led to the declaration of WWI. Aug 27, 1pm. Free. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

To Catch a Thief Screens as part of the Tuesday Night Flicks series, hosted by Richard Miami. Aug 26, 7pm. $7. City Winery Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Watershed Documentary screens with Q&A with the filmmaker. Aug 20, 8pm. $5. SHED, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival This year’s theme, “emPOWERment,” invites filmmakers to examine where energy comes from, how we use it and the implications for our ecosystems. Aug 22, 4pm. $20-$40. Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.

Food & Drink Baeltane Beer Dinner Aug 24, 6pm. $65. HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

Chardonnay & Croquet Friendly croquet tournament is matched by Chardonnay and followed by gourmet buffet lunch. Sun, Aug 24, 11am. $35-$50. Sonoma-Cutrer, 4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor. 707.237.3489.

Farm to Fermentation Festival Classes on making fermented

Kombucha, Kefir Water & Lacto Fermented Sodas Fermented workshop. Aug 23, 10am. $50. SHED, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

Lectures CityZen Evening of sitting meditation, tea and dharma talk. All are welcome. Mon, 7pm. Free. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Paths to Publication Presented by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. Aug 21, 6:30pm. $10. Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.

The History of Yoga From the Indus river valley to modern day. Aug 22, 6pm. $25. Yoga Community, 577 Fifth St W, Sonoma. 707.935.8600.

U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson Thompson hosts expert panel discussing concussions and sports education. Aug 25, 5pm. Bertolini Student Center, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4266.

Readings Book Passage Aug 20, 7pm, “Before, During, After” with Richard Bausch. Aug 21, 7pm, “True Love Scars” with Michael Goldberg. Aug 23, 4pm, “The Art of Tinkering” with Karen Wilkinson. Aug 24, 7pm, “The Tale of Hun Shim & Sun Mung” with Michele Maleville. Aug 25, 7pm, “Three Bargains” with Tania Malik. Aug 26, 7pm, “The Angel in My Pocket” with Sukey Forbes. Aug 27, 7pm, “Working Stiff” with Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Aug 25, 7pm, “The Plover” with Brian Doyle. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Gaia’s Garden Aug 23, 2pm, Redwoods Writers

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Many Rivers Books & Tea Aug 21, 7:30pm, “The Holon Method” with Carol Hannum. 130 S Main St, Sebastopol 707.829.8871.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Aug 21, 7pm, Mamas Write, local women writers series. $10. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley 415.388.4331.

Pt Reyes Presbyterian Church Aug 24, 4pm, “The Plover” with Brian Doyle. 11445 Shoreline Hwy, Pt Reyes Station 415.663.1349.

Redwood Cafe Aug 26, 8:30pm, Slamazon Poetry Slam. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati 707.795.7868.

San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Aug 21, 7pm, “Season of Saturdays” with Michael Weinreb. 850 Fourth St, San Rafael 415.524.2800.

Theater The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The Raven Players present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy of adolescent overachievers’ angst. Through Sep 7. $10-$35. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Alice: The Rebellion of Wonderland Narrow Way Stage Company presents the new original play. Through Aug 24. Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma.

Completely Hollywood (abridged) Hilarious rapid-fire scenes from hundreds of flicks. Through Aug 24. $18. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214.

Fetch Clay, Make Man The West Coast premiere of this play follows and unlikely friendship of the Civil Rights era between young heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali and disgraced actor Stepin Fetchit. Through Sep 7. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde’s witty play is performed by the Marin Shakespeare Company. Through Sep 27. $12-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafael.

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Romeo & Juliet Vacant Lot Productions presents the premiere event at the former California Packing Company’s Plant No. 5, with an outdoor space within the remaining walls of the old Cannery. Through Aug 23. Shakespeare in the Cannery, 3 West Third St, Santa Rosa. Presented by the Marin Shakespeare Company. Through Sep 28. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafael.

The Taming of the Shrew Sonoma Shakespeare’s annual under the stars production is presented by Avalon Players. Through Aug 24. $20-$25. Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma. 800.926.1266.

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GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20) An eagle does not catch ďŹ&#x201A;ies. A lion wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hunt for mice. A gourmet chef shuns recipes that call for canned soup and potato chips. And I trust that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t indulge a hankering for non-nutritious sweets and treats that would spoil your appetite for more robust sustenance. You understand Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not just talking about your literal eating habits, right? Interpret this oracle metaphorically, please. CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22)

Now is an excellent time to phase out fantasies that bog you down or drag you backward. Are you up for that challenge? Can you summon the courage to leave the mediocre past behind? If so, here are your assignments: Wean yourself of longings to reconstruct bygone pleasures. Forget about trying to be like the person you used to be and to have the keys you used to have. Stop feeding the feelings that keep you afďŹ xed to obsolete goals. Break any taboo that makes you scared to change what needs to be changed.

LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;August 22) The artist Amedeo Modigliani lived in Paris from 1906 until his death in 1920. For most of that time, he was destitute. Proprietors of local stores and restaurants sometimes accepted his art work as payment in lieu of actual money. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily appreciate it, though. One food seller used Modiglianiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawings as wraps for the fried potatoes he sold. Another stashed the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings in his cellar, where they turned into feasts for rodents. Too bad for these short-sighted people and their heirs; the worth of Modiglianiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works eventually increased, and some sold for millions of dollars. In the weeks ahead, Leo, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be like those food sellers. Know the value of what you have, even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still latent. VIRGO (August 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;September 22) Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got three new vocabulary words for you. I need them to provide you with the proper oracle. First is the German term Schwellenangst. It refers to timidity or nervousness about crossing a threshold and heading into unknown territory. The second word is a new English term, â&#x20AC;&#x153;strikhedonia.â&#x20AC;? It means the joy that rises up when you feel the courage to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;to hell with it.â&#x20AC;? The third word is the Portuguese desenrascanço. It means the spontaneous improvisation of haphazard but ultimately effective plans. Now letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put them all together: To conquer your Schwellenangst, you must summon a bolt of strikhedonia and have faith in your ability to carry out desenrascanço. (Thanks to other-wordly.tumblr.com for the new words.) LIBRA (September 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;October 22) Desire can conquer fear. Love trumps cowardice. The power that your tenderness affords you may not completely dissolve your doubt and worry, but it will quiet them down so much that they will lose their ability to paralyze you. These truths are always good to keep in mind, of course, but they are especially useful to you right now. No obstacle will faze you, no shadow will

intimidate you, as long as you feed your holy longing and unshakable compassion.

SCORPIO (October 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;November 21)

On Aug. 2, 1830, Louis Antoine, Duke of AngoulĂŞme, was King of France for 20 minutes. (Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long story.) I offer this to you as a cautionary tale. A few weeks from now, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have to be comparing you to him. If you hope to hold your new position or continue to wield your added clout for longer than just a little while, you should take all necessary steps. How? Nurture the web of support that will sustain you, for example. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t burn a single bridge. Cultivate real empathy, not just the showy kind. Avoid manipulative behavior, even if you think you can get away with it. Be a skillful gatherer of information.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;December 21) Golda Meir was Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. Her admirers described her as â&#x20AC;&#x153;strong-willed, straight-talking, gray-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people.â&#x20AC;? She had a good sense of humor, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He took us 40 years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil.â&#x20AC;? I bring this up as a teaching story for you, Sagittarius. If you plan to make any big moves, transitions or journeys in the coming months, I suggest you choose destinations that will allow you to gain access to wealth-building resources. CAPRICORN (December 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;January 19) Do you know what phase of your cycle it is? Here are a few hints. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come around often. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not characterized by predictable events or boring certainties. And it may allow you, even encourage you, to take a break from being your usual self. Give up? OK. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you. You have entered the Nicholas Cage Phase of your cycle. Cage is a Capricorn, but not a typical one. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eccentric and manic and certiďŹ ably batty. He refers to his acting technique as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nouveau Shamanic,â&#x20AC;? once lived in a fake castle and owns a Lamborghini that belonged to the legendary tyrant the Shah of Iran. For our current purposes, he has also testiďŹ ed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.â&#x20AC;? AQUARIUS (January 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;February 18)

Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of my goals in life, Aquarius: to show you a type of astrology that does not infringe on your free will, but rather clariďŹ es your options. In this horoscope, for instance, I will outline your alternatives so that you will be fully informed as you determine what course of action will be most closely aligned with your high ideals. Ponder the following question, and then briskly exert your freedom of choice: Would you prefer to have love make your head spin, knock you off your feet, tickle your X-factor, kick you gently but ďŹ rmly in the ass, or all of the above?

PISCES (February 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;God changes caterpillars into butterďŹ&#x201A;ies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds by using time and pressure,â&#x20AC;? says pastor Rick Warren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is working on you too.â&#x20AC;? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make that idea your meditation, Pisces. If the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;? doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suit you, substitute â&#x20AC;&#x153;life,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;natureâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wakan Tanka,â&#x20AC;? the Lakotan term for â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Great Mystery.â&#x20AC;? The essential point is that you are being worked on and shaped by forces beyond your conscious awareness. Some of them are vast and impersonal, like your culture, the media and the entertainment industry. Others are intimate and close at hand, like your genes, your childhood imprints and the characters you encounter daily. Now is an excellent time to contemplate all the inďŹ&#x201A;uences that make you who you are.

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