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Rhapsodies Sour Grapes

The takeover of John Jenkel’s land BY BRUCE ROBINSON


ohn Jenkel is opinionated, overbearing, delusional and stubborn. His conspiratorial rants and paid screed-readers have delayed countless public meetings for years. But while Jenkel has been raving about ominous machinations that only he can see, a very real enemy, literally right next door, has disdainfully taken the crazed old farmer’s measure, and is coldly executing a methodical fleecing.

Regardless of the origins of the dispute between Jenkel and winemaker Paul Hobbs, there’s no doubt who’s held the whip since it’s moved into the courts. Armed with a $350,000 judgment, Hobbs has three times forced court-sanctioned auctions of parts of Jenkel’s land near Graton to satisfy that debt, then exploited those predatory sales to acquire the prime properties for a sliver of their true worth. He’s reportedly snared some eight acres for a mere $61,000. Because of those fire-sale prices, only a small part of the judgment has been retired, and Hobbs shows no signs of relenting. Just last month, he was the lone bidder for a two-plus acre piece of Jenkel’s farm, snapping it up for a mere $1,000. This may be legal, but it is no fair fight. Jenkel has demonstrated repeatedly that he has a poor grasp of reality, and even less command of public process. Yet there is something pathetic, distasteful and wrong about seeing him and his stead slowly dismantled by a well-heeled bully in a three-piece suit. Within days of the latest forced sale, heavy equipment began busily rendering the former Jenkel land anonymous—preparatory, it appears, to the installation of more vineyards. The thick row of evergreens screening the property along Highway 116, a statedefined scenic corridor, were slashed and dismembered. Redwood stumps sit near victorious tractors. Yet the $350,000 judgment setting all this in motion was Hobbs’ claim that Jenkel had deliberately damaged a stand of trees on Hobbs’ land. Retribution prevails and everyone loses, save one smooth operator armed with money, lawyers and an ugly sense of entitlement. Just how high is the price of irascibility? Supplanting a confused curmudgeon with still more grapevines is no bargain, and it proves that, clearly, there’s more than one kind of monoculture in Sonoma County. This opinion piece also appears on KRCB-FM’s new community media site, Bruce Robinson is the news director at KRCB radio and has been a contributor to this paper for over 20 years. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write

Breaking Federal Law

A Faire Deal for All

I was interested in reading the article “Seeking TRUST,” by Leilani Clark (The Paper, May 4) and shocked at Rick Grant’s response in the May 11 collection of “Rhapsodies & Rants.”

The Much Ado About Sebastopol Renaissance Faire at Ives Park on Sept. 17 is a wonderful public event. Last year, I was disappointed to see that the small fee at the gate kept some of the general public from admittance—the most important ones. Countless teens and young adults hung outside the gate, peering in, unable to attend because of lack of funds. It truly broke my heart.

I would like to point out the hypocrisy that this state seems to display where federal law is concerned. When it is “medical marijuana” at stake, people are only too happy to ignore federal law, but when it comes to migrant workers, it is a different story. I wonder if Mr. Grant is interested in doing anything about Americans who are breaking the federal law in this state every single day. Just curious.

T. WILLIS Santa Rosa

Live Free or Die . . . Parking One important omission in the recent article “Smart Future” by James Knight (Resident Tourist Guide, April 20) was that, fortunately, no vehicles, employees or patrons were injured or damaged due to the 2012 San Pablo earthquake. Why? Because the Santa Rosa Plaza Mall had been deserted since Summer 2011 when Simon Property Group began charging the public to park there. Wow, talk about foresight on Simon’s part! The fact that Simon Property Group wants to charge mall customers for parking is greedy and insulting. I will gladly take my business elsewhere, in Santa Rosa and other parts of Sonoma County, where I am not charged a fee to park. Better yet, I might just join the masses and begin shopping online. I’ve heard the parking fees are pretty reasonable there.


This year, I am going to “ado” something about it. Is it possible for a public park to be fenced in by a private party? We pay taxes not only for its upkeep, but also for its safety, so that our younger generations might take full advantage of its natural beauty and refuge, not to mention the truly rich and educational experience offered by means of a renaissance faire! Many low-income families never leave Sonoma County, especially with the way the economy and gas prices are. One solution might be to create a second Renaissance fair that is free. Wrong! I think the whole separate-but-equal thing didn’t work out before, so let’s not make the same mistake again. Instead, let’s build off a great public event and make it better by allowing the whole community to enjoy it. It is our job as a community to make sure the future of the next generation, from every walk of life, is protected and given an opportunity for success.


Grains, Not Veins Challenges to free press are slowly gaining ground in the form of bills in the Florida, Iowa and Minnesota legislatures to prohibit possession and display of videos of factory farming. For the meat, dairy and egg industries pushing for these bills, the prohibition makes perfect sense. A year ago, undercover investigators exposed E6 Cattle Company in Castro County, Texas, chaining dairy calves in


tiny wood crates and bludgeoning their skulls with pickaxes. Last June, Cal-Cruz Hatcheries in Santa Cruz, California, were found to grind up and suffocate live chicks. In August, Iowa’s Hillandale Farms and Wright County Eggs were forced to recall 550 million eggs for salmonella contamination. If I ran one of those operations, I certainly wouldn’t want people with cameras anywhere near my facilities. Filthy conditions and cruel practices are likely to remain legal and commonplace on U.S. factory farms, and their operators will continue to avoid public exposure. As consumers, our only option is to stop subsidizing these conditions and practices at the checkout counter by shifting to wholesome and crueltyfree vegetables, fruits and grains, as well as the grain-and nut-based substitutes for meat and dairy, now available in every supermarket.


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In a grand show of charts and graphs last Thursday, Simon Property Group, the Indianapolis-based company that owns Santa Rosa Plaza, announced the beginning of a 16-month, multimillion dollar interior and exterior renovation of the nearly 33year-old shopping center. Slated to begin in construction in late July, the redesign includes renovated restrooms, new lighting, new “soft” seating throughout the mall and a redesigned B street entrance. But those holding out hope for an initially reported “pedestrian walkway” connecting downtown to Railroad Square will have to keep crossing their fingers; those reports denoted a spiffing-up of the current walkway between parking garages on the west side of the mall, and not a walkway between the long-separated town centers. Kelly Hartsell, regional vice president for Simon Property Group, tells the Bohemian this is only phase one of a multiphase process. “We understand that connectivity is a vital issue,” Hartsell says. “We want to do our part to make that happen, and we see this as a first step.”

OUT OF HIS HANDS The teen, pictured at home, says nerve damage lingers as a result of the March 31 incident.

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Santa Rosa’s vice mayor, Jake Ours, says that complicated ownership issues in the mall (the old Mervyn’s building is owned by someone other than Simon) makes a pedestrian pathway a difficult proposition.

Unanswered questions remain for the family of a teen beaten by police—and a lawsuit may be on its way BY LEILANI CLARK


ohn Jones saw the yellow police tape that wrapped around a back area of Elsie Allen High School and immediately knew that something was wrong. He stopped his car and got out, asking the police for details, worried sick after reporting his grandson missing the

night before. “When you see that tape,” he says, nearly two months later, “you think somebody must’ve died.” But Jones’ 17-year-old grandson wasn’t dead. Seriously injured and lying in a hospital bed, he’d been beaten in an altercation during which he’d helped send three and possibly four police officers to the hospital with minor injuries. Jones picked up his wife and

drove straight to Santa Rosa’s Memorial Hospital, unprepared for the sight of their grandson lying sedated and tied to a gurney with two police guards standing over him. “He looked like he had been dragged across the asphalt, road rash from his face to his chin,” says Kathy Parkinson-Jones, the teen’s grandmother. When she touched his arm, it was

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‘They’ve been dragging their feet and telling us different things.’ After three weeks of hospitalization, the boy has been recuperating at home, free from the dialysis that marked the days following the incident. But questions remain about what exactly happened that night behind the high school. Despite multiple requests, the minor’s legal guardians have been unable to obtain a copy of the police report, forcing them to wonder why the police hit the teen with strength enough to cause kidney failure; why the missing persons report was unchecked, even though it was filed at 1:30am, nearly three and a half hours before the incident; and why the Press Democrat reported that a knife had been drawn (“Teen pulls knife on officers during Santa Rosa altercation”), when a detective on the case told them that it fell out when the teen’s

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swollen and hard from nerve damage. His kidneys were failing. “He was beaten so badly,” she says, “that the toxins overloaded his kidneys and liver.” On Sunday evening, a doctor sat down with Parkinson-Jones and said that her grandson was in critical condition and that he might not survive. Friends were turned away from visiting the injured teen. The grandparents— the teen’s legal guardians—had to use a code word at the visitor’s desk to get into his room.

hands were forced from his pockets. “They’ve been dragging their feet and telling us different things,” Jones says. At this point, the family may have to take legal action to get the answers. They are currently consulting with a lawyer and gathering evidence for a possible police-brutality case. In the meantime, an internal criminal investigation is underway, headed by Sgt. Steve Fraga of the Santa Rosa Police Department’s violent crime investigations team. The findings will be delivered to the district attorney upon completion, but when, exactly, is unclear; at press time, repeated calls to Sgt. Fraga had gone unanswered. According to Jones and his wife, their grandson was possibly having a “break with reality,” disoriented and trying to find a way home on the night before March 31. At approximately 5am, an area resident called police to report a “suspicious subject” yelling at passing cars, walking on the caller’s porch while talking loudly and, at one point, throwing an object at a passing car. The police say that the African-American teen was “uncooperative and noncompliant with officers’ requests for identification,” but at least one witness is saying that they heard the teen say, “I did what you told me, what do you want?,” according to Jones. Two sheriff’s deputies and additional police officers were called in for backup, totaling at least six officers on the scene, according to a police press release. With no independent civilian review board in Sonoma County, the process of getting the facts from the SRPD and the Sonoma County Sheriff will potentially pose a challenge. “The police are saying one thing. The neighbors are saying one thing. And our grandson is saying another thing,” Jones says, clearly frustrated. Now, the teen spends his days in home school, unable to graduate with his 2011 class. He rides with his grandmother to doctor appointments, takes high blood pressure pills and gathers the energy to play rugby again.

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The police have yet to return his cell phone or his wallet, and he still has pain from the incident in his fingers, which may have some nerve damage. As the family search for answers to how their grandson went from a missing person to a dangerous suspect in the course of a few minutes, their disillusionment grows.

‘He came pretty close to getting killed just for trying to get home.’ “The police are supposed to be protectors,” says ParkinsonJones, adding that she’s trusted law enforcement for over 50 years. “They blew that all to hell as far as I’m concerned.” For his part, Jones says that if his grandson were white, things would have turned out much differently. “As far as the beating, race had a part of it,” says Jones, evoking the high-profile killing of Jeremiah Chass, who was shot 11 times by officers, beaten and stripped in 2007. “Coming from the history that I know about and the problems that African Americans have in this town, it’s not surprising what happened to my grandson.” The family’s legal action, says Jones, is meant not to avenge their son’s injuries, but to “stop the cycle.” He adds that he doesn’t want other teens to go through what his grandson went through. “He came pretty close to getting killed,” Jones says, “just for trying to get home.”

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protecting the public from excess electromagnetic radiation. “One must respect the precautionary principle,” declares the report by the Parliamentary Assembly on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs. The council recommends revising current threshold values, because “waiting for high levels of scientific and clinical proof can lead to very high health and economic costs, as was the case in the past with asbestos, leaded petrol and tobacco.” The report concludes that “highfrequency waves used in the fields of radar, telecommunications and mobile telephony appear to have more or less potentially harmful, nonthermal, biological effects on plants, insects and animals, as well as the human body when exposed to levels that are below the official threshold values.” If language expresses cultural differences, I’m wishing we spoke as well as the European Council, suggesting “reasonable measures to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields, especially to radio frequencies from mobile phones.” In advising protecting infants from exposures by in-crib baby monitors, the council also recommends paying “particular attention to ‘electrosensitive’ persons suffering from a syndrome of intolerance to electromagnetic fields,” and introducing special measures, “including the creation of wave-free areas not covered by the wireless network.” Tough luck if you’re an “electrosensitive” person here in the North Bay, where PG&E forces installment of Smart Meters at your home. If the thinking in Europe is to respect human life by respecting the precautionary principal, I am all for hearing a lot more of the King’s English. In fact, I can even bear up to the lilting voice of Craig, now married to Debbie, saying, “Fancy that—an American using common sense.”


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Fred Hersch & Julian Lage [ solo & duo ] Noam Lemish Quartet with Matt Rothstein

B7193BA(5]ZR1W`QZS%#5S\S`OZ"# Pianist Fred Hersch and guitarist Julian Lage share deep Healdsburg connections. The 23-year-old Lage has performed at just about every HJF, and Hersch has family living in town, but they recently met for the first time in New York. Hersch realized that the guitarist was an ideal candidate for a duo encounter, a format at which the pianist excels. The Raven Theater is the place to catch Hersch at his most intimate, where he and Lage are generously donating their talents to ensure the festival’s future.

productive yearlong sojourn in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Always looking to provide an array of musical experiences, he performs with a quartet featuring saxophonist Matt Rothstein.

The opening set marks the welcome return of Noam Lemish since a



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SAT 6/4



Madeline Eastman & Kenny Washington with George Cables, Peter Barshay, Rob Roth & Billy Hart Linda Tillery, Nicolas Bearde & Rhonda Benin with The George Cables Trio Bobbe Norris, Jackie Ryan & Ed Reed with Larry Dunlap, Robb Fisher, Noel Jewkes & Jim Zimmerman

“...the best small jazz festival in the country, if not the world.�

crooner who applies his sensuous baritone to jazz and soul standards.

One Voice puts a dazzling wealth of talent on display with a mini-festival unlike any event in recent memory. The afternoon kicks off in style with Jackie Ryan, Bobbe Norris and musical storyteller Ed Reed. Pianist Larry Dunlap leads the rhythm section with bassist Robb Fisher, drummer Jim Zimmerman, and saxophonist Noel Jewkes. The second set features an abundance of soul. East Bay’s Linda Tillery and Rhonda Benin evoke the great jazz and soul divas of the ‘50s and ‘60s and Nicolas Bearde is a charismatic

The program closes with Madeline Eastman and Kenny Washington, larger-than life talents who scat with harmonic daring. Piano master George Cables leads the rhythm section with bassist Peter Barshay and master drummer Billy Hart. ALL OF THESE ARTISTS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TALENTS TO ENSURE THE FESTIVAL’S FUTURE.

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Guitar Trio with John Stowell, Randy Vincent & Kai Devitt-Lee

John Santos Sextet with Special Guests Pete Escovedo & Arturo Sandoval


Brazilian Jazz All-Stars with Romero Lubambo, Claudia Villela, Harvey Wainapel, Ricardo Peixoto, Pamela Driggs, Ted Moore, Ami Molinelli & Brian Moran

Guitar Trio brings together a multigenerational group of fret experts with John Stowell, Randy Vincent, and Healdsburg-raised, 17-year-old Kai Devitt-Lee who has studied with both guitarists.

Roni Ben-Hur & Nilson Matta Trio with Billy Hart

NOON-4PM HEALDSBURG PARKS AND REC WILL OFFER A VARIETY OF KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ACTIVITIES also includes vocalist Claudia Villela with guitarist and fellow Carioca Ricardo Peixoto. Guitarist Brian Moran, percussionist Ami Molinelli, and reed master Harvey Wainapel round out the cast.

With an international cast of jazz masters from across the Americas and beyond, this program brings a tropical vibe to Healdsburg. The mini-festival opens with guitarist Roni Ben-Hur and bassist Nilson Mattaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trio with Billy Hart. Next, the Brazilian Jazz All-Stars brings together a cast of amazing players. Guitarist Romero Lubambo and vocalist Pamela Driggs return to the HJF with Brasilia partner, drummer Ted Moore. This set

The John Santos Sextet with Pete Escovedo and Cuban trumpet star Arturo Sandoval bring the program to a blazing finale. Santos is steeped in Cuban and Puerto Rican roots music as well as salsa and Latin jazz. Percussionist Pete Escovedo has been a major force in the West Coast Latin music scene for more than 50 years, and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, since his defection from Cuba in 1990, has become a towering figure in the U.S. jazz scene. ALL OF THESE ARTISTS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TALENTS TO ENSURE THE FESTIVALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUTURE.


TUE 6/7 6-8PM A L L - STA R ORC H E STR A SFJAZZ High School All-Star Orchestra <=1=D3@ This 24-member ensemble offers an opportunity to catch tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heavyweights today, such as local

star Kai Devitt-Lee on guitar, the first-ever Healdsburg High School student featured in the ensemble.

WED 6/8 7PM J A Z Z AT T H E B A K E R Y Sandy Cressman Quartet with Rich Kuhns, Peter Barsahy & Kendrick Freeman & Special Guest Trombonist Natalie Cressman Healdsburg High School Jazz Band B7193BA( 5S\S`OZ/R[WaaW]\  AbcRS\beWbV72 The fabulous Brazilian songstress Sandy Cressman will be replacing Maria Marquez who cannot perform for medical reasons. Cressmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice of material pays homage to the immense richness of the Brazilian music spectrum, establishing a new standard with her versatile and rich repertoire. The night will start off with the Healdsburg High School Jazz Band.


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MOTĂ&#x2030;MA MUSIC PRESENTS Geri Allen [ solo ]

JAZ Z I N THE LOBBY Sylvia Cuenca Trio with Frank Martin & Gary Brown

Marc Cary Trio with David Ewell & Victor Lewis Babatunde Lea Quintetâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;A Tribute to Leon Thomas with Patrice Rushen, Dwight Trible, Craig Handy & Gary Brown B7193BA(5]ZR1W`QZS$#5S\S`OZ/R[WaaW]\!# The MotĂŠma label has become a welcoming beacon for jazz aficionados, and this program showcases some of its critically acclaimed artists. The triple bill features a solo recital by pianist Geri Allen, whose solo session Flying Toward the Sound was selected by numerous critics as one of 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best releases. Pianist Marc Cary is a fearless musical explorer with a gift for leading adventurous

ensembles. Powerhouse drummer Babatunde Lea presents A Tribute to Leon Thomas with vocalist Dwight Trible, keyboard great Patrice Rushen, sax titan Craig Handy, and bassist Gary Brown. The group features most of the cast from the MotĂŠma album Umbo Weti-A Tribute to Leon Thomas. ALL OF THESE ARTISTS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TALENTS TO ENSURE THE FESTIVALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUTURE.

<=1=D3@ Drummer Sylvia Cuenca will lead exciting sessions at the Hotel Healdsburg both Friday and Saturday nights. Expect lots of surprises!

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A L L - S TA R E V E N I N G Denny Zeitlin [ solo ] John Heard Trio with Andy Langham & Lorca Hart Trio George Cables and Friends with Bobby Hutcherson, Craig Handy, David Weiss, Bobby Watson, Ray Drummond & Victor Lewis




Sangam with Charles Lloyd, Zarkir Hussain & Eric Harland B7193BA(5]ZR1W`QZS%#5S\S`OZ/R[WaaW]\"# One of jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great musical seekers, Charles Lloyd, assembled his singular ensemble Sangam to mark the passing of trap-set wizard Billy Higgins. Featuring Indian tabla legend Zakir Hussain and drummer extraordinaire Eric Harland, the trio has attained luminous new heights whenever the opportunity has arisen to rejoin forces. What makes this trio so compelling is their stunning interplay. Somehow,

Harland always finds the right place to add an accent or a beat, an incredible feat given Hussainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intricate patterns. In many ways, Sangam is a giant stride on Lloydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long spiritual journey. At 73, he is more eloquent than ever, a fearless improviser who reveals a world of beauty with every note. THESE THREE GREAT ARTISTS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TALENTS TO ENSURE THE FESTIVALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUTURE.

This triple bill presents a stellar program of veteran jazz masters, artists who have helped shape the course of the jazz scene for half a century. Pianist Denny Zeitlin is known for radically reinventing jazz standards. Bassist John Heard has collaborated with an array of jazz giants. His trio features pianist Andy Langham and drummer Lorca Hart. At the forefront of jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progressive mainstream for 40 years, pianist George Cables possesses a touch and harmonic conception unrivaled

for its beauty. Vibraphone legend Bobby Hutcherson is established as one of the eraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most adventurous improvisers and composers. They are joined by alto player Bobby Watson, tenor saxophonist Craig Handy, trumpeter David Weiss, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Victor Lewis. Their presence on any bandstand assures that the music will be swinging fiercely. ALL OF THESE ARTISTS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TALENTS TO ENSURE THE FESTIVALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUTURE.

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S U N DAY MOR N I NG S P I R ITUA L S Ruth Naomi Floyd, James Newton [ conductor ], Bennie Maupin, Pamela Watson, George Cables, Ray Drummond, Victor Lewis, Bobby Watson, Craig Handy & David Weiss B7193BA(5S\S`OZ/R[WaaW]\!#AbcRS\bae72AS\W]`a$# # In a reprise concert that ranks among the Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most memorable, soul-drenched singer Ruth Naomi Floyd delivers a program of soaring spirituals accompanied by reed expert Bennie Maupin with a generous helping of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival All-Stars and conducted

by James Newton. It matters not to what faith you may or may not subscribe, as Floyd brings a welcoming spirit to sacred music that has sustained AfricanAmerican communities through the hardest of times. ALL OF THESE ARTISTS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TALENTS TO ENSURE THE FESTIVALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUTURE.

AN EVENI NG WITH CHARLIE HADEN Piano Maestro Alan Broadbent Joins Charlie Haden for an Intimate Evening of Film, Conversation & Music B7193BA( 5]ZR1W`QZS%# 5S\S`OZ/R[WaaW]\"# What a life! The extraordinary bassist Charlie Haden has been at the center of the jazz scene for more than half a century. A rare screening of Reto Caduffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acclaimed feature-length documentary Rambling Boy offers fascinating insight and vintage, never-before-seen footage detailing his unlikely, world-shaking journey. This event also includes an intimate conversation with the legendary bassist and a series of duets with piano maestro Alan Broadbent, an essential Haden collaborator in the noir drenched Quartet West. With his unabashed love of beautiful lines and transparent sense of longing, Broadbent is perfectly in tune with Hadenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical sensibility. THESE TWO GREAT ARTISTS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TALENTS TO ENSURE THE FESTIVALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FUTURE.










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Dining FLENSING AGENT Be it sauerkraut, kombucha, pickles, kim chee or nattō, Sandor Katz is the go-to guy for fermentation.

Frisky in the Jar Freestone Fermentation Festival grows to include Sandor Katz, Michael Pollan, John Ash and others BY LEILANI CLARK


ermentation superstar Sandor Katz is on the phone, talking me down from the fear of making my own sauerkraut. Though I dream of whipping up my own version of the microbial wonder food—the stuff that warded off scurvy from Captain Cook’s entire crew

of sailors as they circled the globe in 1772—I have yet to plunge in due to looming terror of death by botulism or E. Coli poisoning. Katz assures me that anyone can do it, laying down three simple steps: chop up the cabbage, salt it and submerge the whole shebang in its own juices for as long as it takes.

“You might have a little nervousness the first time you do it, like, ‘What if I do something wrong? I hope I’m not going to kill myself. I hope I’m not going to be vomiting all night,’” says Katz from his home in rural Tennessee. “But you won’t, because the facts are that sauerkraut is as safe as it gets.” Katz would know. After being diagnosed as HIV positive at a young age, he moved to a radical

queer intentional community (down the road from the house where he now lives) and steeped himself in the study and creation of fermented foods. Since then, he’s authored two books, including the underground classic Wild Fermentation, and traveled across the country touting the health and culinary wonders of miso, kim chee, tempeh, wine and any other food that ends up bubbling in a crock. “My particular interest in fermentation is to demystify it and to help people feel empowered to try it themselves,” says Katz. “These processes have been hugely important to human cultural evolution around the world.” On Saturday, May 21, Katz is a keynote speaker at the third annual Sonoma County Freestone Fermentation Festival at Salmon Creek School. He’ll also participate in a symposium along with other experts in the medical, culinary and scientific communities about the role of fermented foods in good health. On Friday evening, Katz celebrates his birthday at the festival with a limited-ticket menu designed by John Ash, featuring fermented foods paired with local wines. Michael Stusser, owner of Osmosis Day Spa and founder of the Fermentation Festival, credits Katz—the website describes him as a fermentation “rock star”—with helping to ignite the fermented food frenzy. “It’s drawn out quite a following,” says Stusser. “It’s amazing how many people are closet home brewers of various types. It’s struck a chord for a lot of people.” Stusser says that meeting Katz was like “finding a long-lost brother.” “Finally, someone who understands what we’ve been trying to say for 25 years about the health benefits of live bacteria and having them intimately included in your life,” Stusser says. In another sign that the ancient art is returning to the main stage, Michael Pollan will be a judge on

‘You might have a little nervousness the first time you do it, like, “What if I do something wrong? I hope I’m not going to kill myself.”’ “A very important part of macrobiotics is fermented food like miso, tempeh, sauerkraut and lightly fermented greens,” says Sheldon. After returning to the United States, he was inspired by a “foodie friend” who was making his own pickles and ginger beer. “It’s been a part of the culture of food around me,” he says. Sheldon originally sourced the restaurant’s sauerkraut from an outside company, but once he realized that he could procure his cabbage and pickles locally, he decided to take a hands-on

approach to the process. “Imwalle Gardens [in Santa Rosa] grows a ton of pickling cucumbers for a great price,” Sheldon says, describing how he sees “all sorts of ladies” picking up boxes upon boxes of cucumbers during the summer. Peter Lowell’s shares an office with Ceres Community Project, the nonprofit that gets teens into the kitchen to prepare healthy foods for people with cancer and other serious illnesses. Fermented foods feature prominently on the organization’s menu. (All proceeds from this year’s Fermentation Festival benefit Ceres.) Of course, in Korea, fermented kim chee is a meal staple. At Bear Korean restaurant in Cotati, a housemade version of the spicy cabbage side dish is available, plus a pork and kim chee soup or stir-fry. Owner Ken Han explains that Napa cabbage, water, Korean chili powder and shrimp paste are the main components of the potent blend. “It’s not difficult. Takes about two or three days,” says Han. “Originally, Koreans had kim chee because in the winter they don’t have any vegetables, and fermented kim chee lasts the whole winter.” People either love or hate the sour spicy side dish, he says, but devotees ask for more to take home. Katz says that there is an inevitability to fermentation that makes it essential to human food consumption. “I do not believe that there could be a culinary tradition that does not include it,” he says. “Microrganisms begin to grow on our food as soon as our food is dead. Unless you have very highly controlled storage conditions, fermentation happens.” The Freestone Fermentation Festival gets yeasty on Saturday, May 21, at Salmon Creek School. 1935 Bohemian Hwy., Freestone. Noon–5pm. $6–$12. Dinner by John Ash with Sandor Katz is on Friday, May 20, at Shone Farm. 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville. 6pm. Symposium at 2pm optional; $45–$120. For more, see



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El Coqui Puerto Rican. $-$$.

Williâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seafood & Raw Bar Seafood. $$. Delicious

Kirin Chinese. $$. Specializing in Mandarin, Szechuan and Peking styles. Kirinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pot stickers are the best in Sonoma County. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.525.1957. McNearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alehouse. $. Sports bar: barbecue, big appetizers, burgers. Lunch and dinner daily. 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

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

Vintage Oak Shopping Center

Steakhouse. $$$$. Could be the best steak youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever have. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other than steakâ&#x20AC;? menu changes seasonally. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 3 to 6. Dinner daily; lunch, Mon-Fri. 521 Adams St, Santa Rosa. 707.546.5100.

Petaluma â&#x20AC;˘ 707-762-6888

Vineyards Inn Spanish.

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Italian. $$-$$$. Festive atmosphere teams with great traditional Italian dishes at one of countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest eateries. Accordion in the speakeasy if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky. Dinner daily. 124 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.2371.

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California cuisine. $$$-$$$$. Fresh wine country cuisine from chef Charlie Palmer. Lunch and dinner, ThursTues. 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.431.0330. 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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well as paellas and more. Emphasis on organic. Open for lunch and dinner, Wed-Mon. 8445 Sonoma Hwy. (Highway 12), at Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. 707.833.4500.

$$. Authentic foods from Spain, fresh fish off the fire broiler, extensive tapas, as

Eclectic. $$. Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and entrĂŠes. Breakfast and lunch, Wed-Mon. 100 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.9563.

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

Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove Seafood/ contemporary American. $$$$. Fresh from the bay oysters, upscale seafood, some steaks and a great burger. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 23240 State Route 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033. Poggio Italian. $$-$$$. Truly transportive food, gives authentic flavor of the Old World. The cheaper way to travel Europe. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.7771.

Sol Food Puerto Rican. $. Flavorful, authentic and homestyle at this Puerto Rican eatery, which is as hole-inthe-wall as they come. Lunch and dinner daily. Two San Rafael locations: 732 Fourth St. 415.451.4765. 901 Lincoln Ave. 415.256.8903.

preparations of the freshest fish and shellfish. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Mon. 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.9191.

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.



Arigatou Japanese Food to Go Japanese. $.

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.

Cheap, delicious and ready to go. Lunch and dinner daily. Miracle Mile Plaza, 2046 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.453.8990.

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

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

Mountain Home Inn American. $$-$$$$. Great

Bistro Jeanty French. $$$. Rich, homey cuisine. A perfect choice when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a chance to do your Laundry. Lunch and dinner daily. 6510 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.0103. Boonfly Cafe California cuisine. $-$$. Extraordinary food in an extraordinary setting. Perfect pasta and mussels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 4080 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.299.4900. Bouchon French. $$$. A Keller brother creation with a distinctly Parisian bistro ambiance, offering French classics. Breakfast, lunch and

dinner daily. 6540 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.8037.

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California cuisine. $$-$$$. Creative cuisine in handsome Craftsman setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 1347 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.2233.

Checkers California. $$. Perfect casual spot for dinner before the movie. Try the panéed chicken and butternut squash ravioli. Lunch and dinner daily. 1414 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.9300.

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen Eclectic. $$-$$$. As comfortable as it sounds, with a rich and varied melting pot of a menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 1327 Railroad Ave, St Helena. 707.963.1200.

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, Tues-Sat. 1122 Main St, Napa. 707.244.6328.

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

Fujiya Japanese. $$-$$$. Good, solid sushi. The Fujiya Deluxe combo is a standout. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat. 921 Factory Stores Dr, Napa. 707.257.0639.

Last year’s inaugural Lagunitas Beer Circus was something we kept talking about days, weeks and months after the first-annual event. Take one part Handcar Regatta, one part Risk-A Cabaret, one part Hootenanny and one part Circo Osiro, add plenty of locally brewed suds and scantily clad merrymakers, and you’ve got a vat full of fun. This year’s event features performers with names such as Gooferman, the “Bed of Nails Guy,” Molotov Malcontent and the Sideshow Sirens, “Last Night’s Fling” All-Star Burlesque, Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy. Jugglers, trapeze artists, sword swallowers, snake charmers, roller girls and who knows what the hell else might show up join live music by Kehoe Nation, Fromagique and more. Beer for breakfast with no nutritional sustenance is avoided with circus staples such as cotton candy and hot dogs from Roy’s Hot Doggery on up to barbecued oysters and fried pickles by Those Fabulous Fickle Brothers, while beer flows from Moylan’s, Marin Brewing Co., Russian River Brewing Co., Dempsy’s, Moonlight Brewing, Ace Cider, Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, Sonoma Springs Brewing Co., Stumptown Brewery, Anchor Brewing and others. It’s just like the Ringling Brothers—but with more beer and fewer kids—on Sunday, May 22, at Lagunitas Brewing Co., 1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. Noon–6pm. $40 (includes 10 tastings). 707.769.4495.—Gabe Meline

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

Lark Creek Inn alum, the pizza is simple and thin, and ranks as some of the best in the North Bay. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 1260 Main St (at Clinton), Napa. 707.255.5552.

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

Californian. $$. 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.

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American.

Pizza Azzurro Italian. $.

Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by

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

Miguel’s Mexican-

Run by a former Tra Vigne and

$-$$. Cafe specializing in barbecue and classic diner fare. Messy, delicious. Lunch and dinner daily. 1010 Lincoln Ave, Napa. 707.226.2633.

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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.



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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.

SONOMA COUNTY Boisset Taste of Terroir Compare local Pinot with Burgundy from Burgundy in French wine magnate’s snazzy tasting salon. 320 Center St., Healdsburg. Daily 10:30am–5:30pm; till 9pm Thursday–Saturday. Fees vary, $12–$100. 707.473.9707.

De La Montanya Vineyards & Winery Small family winery turns out diverse small lots culled from the best of a large vineyard operation, just for kicks and giggles. Tucked under Westside Road in a casual barn setting, fun tasting room offers good wines and cheeky diversions: De La Montanya wine club members get both case discounts and the opportunity to pose in fishnets on “PinUp” series labels. 999 Foreman Lane, Healdsburg. Monday– Friday, 11am–5pm. Tasting fee $5. 707.433.3711.

Hauck Cellars Peach-tree state wine fans on a mission to be the “best Bordeaux house in Sonoma County” doing fine so far. Tin-roofed, 1948 Quonset hut off the plaza sports a long bar with plenty of elbow room. 223 Center St., Healdsburg. Friday–Tuesday, 11:30am–5pm; until 7pm, Friday–Saturday. $10 fee; one taste free. 707.473.9065.

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. Martinelli Winery Only in the 1980s, after hiring a consultant, did Martinelli begin to make A-list wines, but it’s still a funky red-barn establishment at heart. Martinelli Winery, 3360 River Road, Windsor. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.525.0570.

Meeker Vineyard You might expect Meeker to be more slicked-out, what with its big-time Hollywood

origins (co-owner Charlie Meeker is a former movie executive). But that’s clearly not the case. 21035 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. Open Monday–Saturday, 10:30am– 6pm; Sunday, noon–5pm. 707.431.2148.

Corison Winery

Murphy-Goode Winery

Inspired by Taittinger’s Château de la Marquetterie of Champagne, this house of premium sparkling wine is a hard-to-miss landmark on the Carneros Highway. Enjoy a private Balcony Package for special occasions or taste sparkling and still wines paired with artisan cheese and caviar with the masses. Luxury bubbly Le Rêve offers a bouquet of hoary yeast and crème brûlée that just slips away like a dream. 1240 Duhig Road (at Highway 12/121), Napa. Wine flights $15; also available by the glass or bottle. Open 10am–5:45pm. 800.716.2788.

Value is a premium. Be sure to try the Brenda Block Cabernet and Fume Blanc. The new tasting room is a classy, low-key experience. 20 Matheson St., Healdsburg. Open daily, 10:30am–5:30pm. 800.499.7644.

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

Unti Vineyards Very friendly and casual with an emphasis on young Italianstyle wines. Yum. 4202 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. By appointment. 707.433.5590. Valley of the Moon Winery This winery was once owned by Sen. George Hearst. Perhaps instead of the epochal utterance “Rosebud,” we could dub in “Rosé.” 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen. Open daily, 10am–4:30pm. 707.996.6941.

Woodenhead Damn good wine. Pinot, Zin–yum. 5700 River Road, Forestville. Open Thursday– Sunday, 10:30am–4:30pm. 707.887.2703.

NAPA COUNTY August Briggs Winery Tasting room is a white barn lit by skylights and often staffed by the owner’s wife or mother. 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. Open Thursday– Sunday, 11:30am–4:30pm. 707.942.5854.

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.

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

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Folie à Deux A good picnic or party wine, the Ménage à Trois–white, red and rosé–are tasty blends. 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 1.800.473.4454.

Quixote There is a sense of dignity to the colorful little castle that grows out of the landscape beneath the Stag’s Leap palisades, commensurate with the architect’s humanistic aspirations. 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa. By appointment. 707.944.2659.

Storybrook (WC) Jerry and Sigrid Seps and a few likeminded winemakers founded Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP), through which they continue to proselytize on behalf of “America’s heritage grape.” 3835 Hwy. 128, Calistoga. By appointment. 707.942.5310.

The Wine Garage Defunct filling station with a mandate: No wines over $25. Well chosen from Napa Valley and beyond, plus half-gallon house jugs for $29.99. 1020-C Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. Monday–Saturday 11am–6:30pm; Sunday to 4:30pm. Tasting fee $5–$10. 707.942.5332.

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ut here, the only sounds are the trills of birds, the creaking of crickets and the wind strumming the pines. Up here, the only traffic is lizards darting across the road from swaths of purple lupines that encroach on the cracked pavement. I’m powering up Howell Mountain Road, halfway between Napa Valley and the silvery clouds, and yet miles short of my intended destination, I have to stop. I’m just riding a city bike, after all—and all I had for breakfast was wine. Wine and Clif Bars. Take it easy, I’m only observing National Bike to Work Week. And this, this is my job.

Gary Erickson wouldn’t have turned back. Founder of Clif and Luna brand energy bars and icon of the active lifestyle, Erickson is still co-owner of the company, who with wife Kit Crawford runs Clif Family Winery and Farm winery, drops in on his new tasting room regularly, takes epic treks on Italy’s “white roads” and plays in a rock band. And that’s probably leaving out nine things. Located just south of Gott’s Roadside (formerly Taylor’s Refresher), Velo Vino is a handsomely remodeled bungalow filled with enough logo’d bike gear to outfit a peloton and enough wine to keep them off the road for a month. Don’t bother with snark about filling your CamelBak with Sauvignon Blanc; now available in 1.5 liter pouches, the Climber Chardonnay ($16.99) is nutty and lean, suitable for refreshment on the summit, no cork and no fuss, and lifts the cinnamon of oatmeal raisin walnut Clif Bar to new heights. (Tastings include a sampling of spiced nuts with dried Rainier and Bing cherries; sample-sized Clif Bars are readily available). The 2007 Gary’s Improv Zinfandel ($28) is more fun and fruity than the typical Napa Zin, with cherry, plum flavors and nutty, roasted oak. Pairing: Luna Bar chocolate raspberry. With aromas of raspberry on chocolate pie and hints of cigar wrapper, the 2007 Kit’s Killer Cab ($38) finishes with the finely focused tannins of a Chianti. Exquisite with chocolate brownie Clif Bar. The tasting ends with a complimentary, frothy cappuccino, and I’m off to tackle the mountain on a route that the congenial Velo Vino staff have plotted out for me. In the end, I found I’d actually climbed miles past my first inclination to turn back. Maybe it was the Clif Bars; maybe I was propelled by the dream, the one where the summit looks like it’s just around this next bend in the road . . . or the next one. Velo Vino, 709 Main Street, St. Helena. Open daily, 10am-6pm. Tasting fees $10-$25. Grand opening party Friday, May 27, 5pm to 9pm. 707.968.0625.—James Knight

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Summertime events to drink up, double down and dance those white shoes into a spin BY MIRA STAUFFACHER AND GABE MELINE September. Starts June 3, 6–9pm. Free; winetasting, $15. Forestville Youth Park The only privately owned public park in the country celebrates with plenty of barbecue, community spirit, a parade, live music and a carnival. June 3 and 5. Carnival, Friday at 3pm; parade, Saturday at 10am; festival, Saturday–Sunday. 7045 Mirabel Road, Forestville. Free. Healdsburg Jazz Festival Triumphantly returning for its 13th year after a shake-up threatened to end the excellent programming of artistic director Jessica Felix, this don’t-miss, 10day music festival delivers a straight-ahead jazz lineup of vibrant talent with Felix back at the helm, including Charlie Haden, Bobby Hutcherson, Charles Lloyd, Geri Allen, Bennie Maupin and many others. Various locations in and around Healdsburg. June 3–12. $10–$75. 707.433.4644.

TOO COOL Lucinda Williams pours her heart out at the Wells Fargo Center on June 24.



Larkspur Flower & Food Fest Bloom with pride as local gardeners bring their best flora to show off at the 22nd annual celebration of good things to look at and good things to eat. The daylong event features a schedule of flower-themed events and gourmet food exhibitions. May 29 on Magnolia Avenue, downtown Larkspur. 415.924.3803.

Auction Napa Valley Having raised more than $97 million for local nonprofits since its inception in 1981, Auction Napa Valley is a crazy big way for wine lovers and deep pockets to enjoy a party. The event, June 2–5, features all of the many different kinds of auctions, winery events, dinners, dress-up opportunities and fun that regular attendees count on. The main

auction is scheduled for June 4 at Meadowood; renowned chef and TV personality Michael Chiarello creates a feast for the post-auction dinner and party. 707.963.3388. Summer Nights Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square hosts winetasting, outdoor dining, live music on two stages and a monthly arts and crafts fair the first Friday of each month through

Sonoma Country Music BBQ Country megastar Dierks Bentley, American Idol’s Kellie Pickler, CMT winner Joe Nichols, Pete Stringfellow and McKenna Faith play an all-day country hoedown with sizzling barbecue and beer on tap from local microbreweries on up to Coors. June 4 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 4pm. $45–$100. Pride Comedy Night Sonoma County’s most popular pride event, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Celebration features the riotous humor of

Vine Art The fourth annual Vine Art event in Santa Rosa’s South A Street arts district marries local artists with wineries, restaurants and great live music for what is frankly a flat-out cool event. This year, One World Band provide the tunes while open studios mark the streets and alleys of the area, and visitors grab a glass and taste and drink and dance and artwatch the evening away. June 4. $15 for winetasting. Beerfest Eat, drink and be merry to support an excellent cause when the 20th annual Beerfest to benefit Face to Face floods the outdoor areas of the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets include all food and beer tastings and a souvenir glass. With more than 40 microbreweries, this event is a who’s who of Northern California artisans. June 4, 1–5pm. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Twenty-one and over (alcohol till 4:30pm). $40–$45. 707.546.3600. Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival Some 400 vintage vehicles prepare to race at the second annual Sonoma Historics, featuring the iconic McLaren as the featured marque. The race will take place at Infineon followed by a festival at Sonoma Plaza replete with wine and food tastings. Race, June 4–5; festival, evening of June 4. $20– $60. Art at the Source Over 150 artists in 84 studios throughout western Sonoma County are open to the public during two weekends, June 4–5 and 11–12. Celebrating its 17th anniversary, Art at the Source provides an opportunity to look behind the scenes, meet the artists and snap up some great deals. Maps can be found at or at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. Free. 707.829.4797.

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DjangoFest Mill Valley The great French-Belgian-Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt gets a fourday blowout of fans and players presenting concerts, workshops and, yes, “djam” sessions to honor his spirit and inimitable sound. June 9–12 at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. $45–$200. 415.383.9600.


Friday Night Live The best little concert series in the best little north Sonoma County town of Cloverdale, with highlights Tommy Castro (June 10), Monophonics (July 8), Eric Lindell (Aug. 12) and the Breakestra (Sept. 2). Town Square, Main Street, Cloverdale. Free. Harmony Festival Celebrating its 33rd anniversary as an evolutionary green music festival, this year’s Harmony Fest brings Primus, the Flaming Lips, Michael Franti, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Krishna Das and many, many others. A people’s parade, goddess area, sustainable learning, skateboard course and “steampunk garage” complement speakers, including Mike Farrell from the television series M*A*S*H. Basically the biggest festival in the region, it runs June 10–12, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Presale tix still available online; camping available. $45–$180. Fairfax Festival Never one to say no to a party, Fairfax celebrates its 34th festival, a gentle riot of live music, great food and nice folks. Look also for the Fairfax Ecofest within the fest, as well as organic goods, art, music, kids’ area, flea market and more. Parade, 10am on June 11; festival, June 11–12 from noon. Downtown Fairfax. Free. Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music Two-day live music fest features area crafters, good things to eat and drink including a wine garden, and live music on two stages. Musical highlights include Carlene Carter (June 11)

FACE TO FACE Julie Goldman headlines Pride Comedy Night on June 4.

and Wonderbread 5 (June 12). Children’s area complete with petting zoo, bounce house and pony and train rides. Saturday– Sunday, June 11–12. Old Town Novato, on Grant, between Redwood Avenue and Seventh Street. Free. 415.472.1553. Sierra Nevada World Music Fest Slightly outside the North Bay but of avid interest to locals is this three-day roots reggae and worldmusic festival at Booneville’s Mendocino County Fairgrounds, running this year June 17–19. Acts include Toots & the Maytals, Steel Pulse, Ozomatli, Rebelution, Midnite, and many others, plus late-night dancehall. All three days, $150; one day, $60–$70; limited camping available. 916.777.5550. Cotati Jazz Festival The “biggest little jazz festival” celebrates its 31st anniversary with food, music and fun. This free, all-day event encompasses every musical and nonmusical venue in downtown Cotati with the main acts slated for La Plaza Park. Performers include the Keith Andrew Band, Gumbo West, the Gomez Counter Band and a bit of local flavor

with the Tracy Rose Quartet of Petaluma. Check individual venues for bookings. June 18. Rodney Strong Concert Series The 21st annual KJZY Summer Concert Series in the sunny grasslands behind the Rodney Strong winery kicks off its season with Rick Braun and Peter White (June 18), Euge Groove and Mindi Abair (July 23), Pat Benatar and guitarist Neil Giraldo (Aug. 7) and Chris Botti (Sept. 4). Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg. $50– $150. 707.869.1595. Marin Art Festival This “lawn party for the arts” features over 250 artists by the Lagoon in the Marin Civic Center in a twoday outdoor party that includes international food, live music, fine wine and brews, and more. In addition to paintings, jewelry and sculptures, patrons can enjoy a wide variety of Cajun, Greek and French fare. June 18–19, Lagoon Park, at the Marin Center, Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $10; under 14, free. 415.388.0151. ) 26

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Sonoma-Marin Fair The world’s ugliest dogs appear and a hundred tons of metal collide in the destruction derby, with carnival rides, fair food and more. The musical lineup includes the soulful rhythm of Tower of Power (June 22), pop-rock artist Rick Springfield, best known for his hit song “Jessie’s Girl” (June 23), the Charlie Daniels Band (June 24) and classic rockers Blue Öyster Cult and Foghat (June 25). The Fiesta Latina buttons it up on June 26. Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petaluma Fairgrounds, two blocks west of East Washington Exit, Petaluma. June 23–26. Noon to midnight. $8–$19; includes rides; under three, free.

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Kate Wolf Memorial Music festival A fantastic lineup hails this festival’s 16th year honoring the work of late singer-songwriter Kate Wolf. Artist highlights include performances by Los Lobos, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mavis Staples and Taj Mahal. Plan to camp. June 24–26. Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville. Full festival pass, including three nights camping, is $155–$170. Discounted tickets available online through May 25. Daily tickets available, $25–$65. Under six, free. Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting Now in its 30th year, this event was founded by Jim Canepa, the late owner of Mill Valley Market, and has evolved over the years into a fest noted for its large selection of boutique wines and new food trends. Live music, too! June 26 at Depot Plaza, downtown Mill Valley. 1–4pm. 415.388.9700. Marin County Fair “Golden Gate Bridge: Celebrating 75 Years” is the theme of the 66th annual Marin County Fair, and, as always, the music and fine art are stellar, with fireworks ending every night. Things kick off with rock icons Three Dog Night (June 30) and the vibe turns reggae with Toots and

The Maytals (July 1). Latin group Ozomatli brings the hip-hop and salsa (July 2), the Pointer Sisters jump for your love (July 3) and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play an appropriate date (July 4). June 30–July 4. Marin County Fairgrounds, adjacent to the Marin Center, Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $13–$15; under four, free; June 30, 12 and under, free. 415.499.6400.

July Napa Valley Art & Music Festival Nearly a hundred artists, live music and wine are promised at this first-annual fete with popular street trucks Dim Sum Charlie’s, La Texanita, Street Eatz and more. July 1–3 at Trinchero Family Estate, 100 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. $5–$30. B.R. Cohn Winery Charity Car Classic Now in its third year, this free event with live music, an auction and raffle takes place Sunday, July 3, and features a classic-car exhibit that includes handpicked vintage, rare, sport and collectable cars. Pre-registration is required for those showing off their classic car. Space is limited. Donation proceeds benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank of Santa Rosa. 15000 Hwy. 12 in Glen Ellen. 707.938.4064, ext. 136. 13th Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium Downtown San Rafael is transformed into a bike racetrack as pros take over the main downtown streets. Look for an expo on Fourth Street and plenty of kids’ stuff. July 9. Summer Nights Festival Live music highlights in summer months include Hot Buttered Rum (July 9), Plena Libre (July 16), Rupa & the April Fishes (July 30) and Thomas Mapfumo (Aug. 6); dinner from Sol Food, Roadside BBQ and more. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. $5–$25. Mondavi Winery Summer Music Fest The 42nd edition of this


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Summer Guide ( 27 Contests, a “bustaurant” and six live bands kick it off on July 16 at Santa Rosa Vintners’ Square, 1301 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. $35–$45. Reggae on the River Annual festival features Ky-Mani Marley, Gramps Morgan, Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80, J Boog, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Bushman, Gondwana, Rootz Underground and more. July 16–17 at Benbow Lake, Garberville. 707.923.3368. San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival Over 60,000 folks converge on downtown San Anselmo each year—hungry, thirsty, craftstarved folks. As usual, a section of the fest will include over 200 artists and their various works. There will also be food booths, wine, a merchant marketplace, an emphasis on live music and a kids’ area. July 16–17. San Anselmo Avenue between Bolinas and Tamalpais streets. 10am– 6pm. 415.454.2510. Catalan Festival The fastest possible trip to Barcelona, the annual festival at Gloria Ferrer features live flamenco guitarists and dancers, the winery’s own sparkling wine and tastings from many Spanish-influenced eateries, along with cooking demonstrations. July 23–24. Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, 23555 Carneros Hwy., Sonoma. $42.50–$50; under five, free. 707.996.7256. ScooterRosa Annual fest of all things two-wheeled and scooterific, including group rides around the county, scooter games, prizes, music, food, beer and, according to event organizers, “selective nudity.” Hell, yes! July 23–24. Stewarded by Revolution Moto, 518 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.523.2371. Sonoma County Fair Celebrating 75 years, the fair runs July 27– Aug. 14 with the theme “Diamond Jubilee,” offering the largest themed flower show in the

country and more horse racing, rodeos, destruction derbies, Farmers Day activities than you can shake a 4-H kid at. Separate admission is required for country star Trace Adkins (Aug. 11), Huey Lewis & the News (Aug. 9) the ever-popular rodeo (July 29–30) and more headliners to be confirmed. Redwood Theater shows, featuring mostly local acts, are free with fair admission. “A Stroll Down Memory Lane” is the flower-show theme, kicking off with a preview on July 26. 1375 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Rivertown Revival Petaluma’s answer to the Handcar Regatta, the Rivertown Revival honors Petaluma’s woefully underloved waterway replete with art boat races, a deliciously mysterious “river monster” and a whole DIY art fair aesthetic that this year salutes an old-timey Coney Island feel. Arann Harris and the Green String Farm Band and Baby Seal Club are confirmed for this fundraiser. July 30, 11am to 6pm, at McNear Landing (Steamer Landing parking lot, follow the trail).

August Gaia Festival Three-day festival of sustainable living and live music, with India.Arie, the Wailers, the Funky Meters, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Toubab Krewe, DJ Cheb I Sabbah and others, running Aug. 5–7. Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville. 415.256.8499. West of West Wine Festival Barrel tastings, dinners, a hog feast at the Union Hotel, seminars and more transform Occidental into a wine lover’s destination for this inaugural fest running Aug. 5–7. Various locations around Occidental. $20–$375. 888.878.9645. San Rafael Food & Wine Festival The Falkirk Cultural Center hosts the fourth annual San Rafael Food and Wine Festival with 25 regional wineries, local brew folks and plenty of food purveyors. What would wine be without art and music? Plan for Aug. 13 at

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the Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. $25, all-day food and winetasting; $15, food only. 800.310.6563. Napa Valley Art Festival This juried art exhibit and sale features 27 representational artists from the around the country, and finds guests sipping on Napa Valley wines and other delicacies while listening to live music. Aug. 20 at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington St. (at Yount Street), Yountville. 707.256.3828. Cotati Accordion Festival Use an accordion—go to Cotati! This year marks the 21st festival of keys and bellows. Polkacide, Those Darn Accordions, Culann’s Hounds and many others carry on the spirit of the late Jim Boggio ending with giant “Lady of Spain” playalong. Aug. 21–22. La Plaza Park, Cotati. $15–$25; under 15, free. 707.664.0444.

Seafood Art & Wine Festival Bodega Bay celebrates for the 17th time with seafood and music. This event showcases the best of California’s wineries and breweries, artists and craftspeople and, of course, the legendary rubber duck races. Benefits Stewards of the Coasts and Redwoods and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Aug. 27–28. 16855 Bodega Hwy., just east of the town of Bodega. $8–$12; under 12, free. No dogs this year. 707.824.8717.

September Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Three-day foodie lovefest, Sept. 2–4, features the 32nd annual Taste of Sonoma (Sept. 3) at MacMurray Ranch, various winery lunches and dinners (Sept. 2–3), and Sonoma Valley Wine Auction (Sept. 4). For details and tickets, see www.

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METHOD AIR Cast member David Yen has been leading his fellow actors in army drills outside rehearsal.

Escape Hatch ‘Stalag 17’ fills the stage with the unexpected BY DAVID TEMPLETON


ctor and director Denise Elia remembers catching the 1952 Billy Wilder movie Stalag 17 on TV when she was a young girl—and laughing right along with it. “People forget that Stalag 17 is a comedy as well as a mystery,” she points out. And it wasn’t until years later that she discovered the film was originally a Broadway hit play. “When I learned that,” she says, “I figured, ‘Someday, I’m going to direct that onstage.’” This weekend, Denise Elia’s immersive staging of the classic Stalag 17 comes to the Spreckels Center in Rohnert Park, boasting a cast of North Bay actors that

includes some of the area’s best. Also, by happy coincidence, this month marks the 60th anniversary of the play’s debut on Broadway in May of 1951. Elia’s high-concept vision of the play—about a group of American airmen held in a German POW camp during WW II, wrestling with evidence that one of them is a spy—authentically recreates the world of the barracks from the moment audiences enter the intimate Condiotti Theatre. The actors, already in character, are asleep in their bunks when the theater opens. Seating has been designed to intersect with elements of Eddy Hansen’s set, putting viewers right in the middle of the action. In another unusual step, Elia has formed the cast into a military-like unit. “We have army drills at the start of every rehearsal,” she laughs. Cast member David Yen, a military veteran himself, has been leading the cast in 30-minute drills, marching and doing cadences around the exterior of Spreckels. “It’s been miraculous,” Elia says. “There’s been instant bonding among the actors, and they bring that onto the stage with them.” Regarding the comedic elements of the show, Elia admits that it’s taken some aback amid the script’s dramatic elements. “People are surprised at how much humor there is in this play,” Elia allows. “It shows the daily life of these men, and one of the ways they got through all the monotony was through their ability to laugh.” When things turn serious, as the POWs zero in on who they think the rat among them is, the humor is replaced with a sense of growing tension, building to a climax that fans of the movie might not see coming. “The play is not the movie,” Elia says. “The movie changed a number of key elements, including the ending. The ending is going to surprise a lot of people.” ‘Stalag 17’ runs Thursday–Sunday, May 20–June 12, at the Spreckels Center. Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday matinees at 2pm. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $8–$21. 707.588.3400.



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Never a Bride

‘Bridesmaids’ lets Kristen Wiig shine BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


n Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig is at her most comically nonchalant as desperation seeps out of her pores. Two endearing scenes include a mutant shuffle-offto-Buffalo at a sobriety checkpoint and, when actually drunk, a Eurotrash sashay to squeeze past a mean flight attendant guarding the first-class section. She hopes a pair of dark sunglasses will disguise her (she just tried to sneak in 45 seconds previously); in a Garbo drawl, she says, “I’m not me.”

Whoever she is, Wiig has always been pretty. But with a series of defeated hairstyles, we can believe her as Annie, a Milwaukee woman going downhill. Her bakery’s gone bankrupt, and her hanger-on (Jon Hamm) uses her for sex. Suddenly, Annie’s best pal Lillian (Maya Rudolph) announces her impending marriage. Lillian also introduces a new gorgeous friend (Rose Byrne) who elbows Annie aside and takes charge of the wedding. For Annie, the wedding planning becomes more pretentious, more expensive and ever more humiliating. Judd Apatow is the executive producer here, and Bridesmaids is shaped like an Apatow film; that is, it’s a half-hour too long. Released as a chick-flick alternative, the script requires the traditional pointless fight between Annie and her new man (Chris O’Dowd). This tactic sends the film into overtime, and there are frequent reboots of the story through sheer filler: helicopter shots of the town, accompanied by covers of ’80s tunes. Still, there’s fine support work by Matt Lucas and Rebel Wilson as Annie’s sluglike housemates. Melissa McCarthy is excellent as a hulking yet sawed-off friend, whose theme idea for a bridal shower is Fight Club: “She shows up, and we beat the shit out of her.” Wiig, who co-wrote, is better than anything in the movie. In her capacity to register degrees of comedic suffering, she suggests what happens when a movie is really loose, down deep in its soul, and not merely wobbly and formulaic. ‘Bridesmaids’ is showing in wide release. www


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The Beaver (PG-13; 91 min.) When a toycompany executive (Mel Gibson) falls into a serious depression, he finds the only way he can communicate to his family is through a beaver hand puppet. Really. Co-stars Jodie Foster, who also directed.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13; 137 min.) Number four in the franchise follows Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. New perils on this journey include mermaids, zombies and the dread pirate Blackbeard. Also in 3-D. (KC)

In a Better World (R; 113 min.) A Danish couple, on the verge of divorce, must confront their bullied son’s new defender, a violent boy angry over the loss of his mother to cancer. (UL) Jumping the Broom (PG-13; 101 min.) A wedding in Martha’s Vineyard brings together two African-American families from different economic backgrounds in this comedy starring Angela Bassett. (KC) The Little Traitor (NR; 88 min.) A young boy discovers the “enemy” isn’t always detestable in this story set in the Britishoccupied Israel of 1947. Based on the novel Panther in the Basement by Amos Oz. At Summerfield Cinemas. (KC) Medea’s Big Happy Family (PG-13;

ALSO PLAYING African Cats (G; 89 min.) From Disneynature films and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary looks at life for lions and cheetahs on the African savannah. A portion of all proceeds benefits the African Wildlife Foundation. (AD)

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Bridesmaids (R; 125 min.) Hangover for the girls. Hilarious Kristen Wiig co-stars with Maya Rudolph in raunchy-ish chic flick about a Vegas bridal party that goes too far. Directed by Paul Feig of Freaks and Geeks fame and produced by Judd Apatow. (UL) The Conspirator (PG-13; 122 min.) Robert Redford directs this tale of the aftermath of the Lincoln assassination with some heavyhanded references to post-9-11 justice. (KC) The Double Hour (NR; 102 min.) A retired cop in Turin falls for a Slovenian maid, but their romance is endangered when her dark past is exposed on a trip to the country. In Italian with English subtitles. At the Smith Rafael Center. (AD)

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Everything Must Go (R; 100 min.) Will Ferrell drops into a serious role as an alcoholic who sells everything in an attempt to start over. Based on a story by Raymond Carver. At Summerfield Cinemas. (UL)

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Fast Five (PG-13; 113 min.) Vin Diesel and Paul Walker team up with Dwayne Johnson in the fifth installment of the Fast and Furious series. (UL)


The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (PG-13; 90 min.) New documentary from Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) explores the world of advertising and product placement—partly financed, not so oddly, by products appearing in the film. (KC)

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94 min.) Hansel and Gretel are missing, and it’s up to teen Red and the Sisters of the Hood to restore order, with the help of the Happily Ever After Agency. Animated with the voices of Bill Hader and Hayden Panettiere. (KC)

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Meek’s Cutoff (PG; 104 min.) Wagons heading west are led astray by a loony mountain-man guide in this view of the West from the perspective of pioneer women. (UL) Priest (R; 97 min.) I guess we lose the vampire wars in this horror adaptation about the remnants of humanity living in walled cities. Based on the Korean comic book. In 3-D. (AD) Prom (PG; 103 min.) A Walt Disney Pictures comedy about a group of teenagers planning the big dance. From director Joe Nussbaum of cult hit George Lucas in Love fame. (AD) Princess of Montpensier (NR; 139 min.) Director Bertrand Tavernier adapts Madame de La Fayette’s 17th-century romance La Princesse de Clèves set against the French Wars of Religion. At the Smith Rafael Center. (UL)

Rio (PG; 96 min.) Blu, a pet macaw, leaves his comfortable home in Moose Lake, Minn., to seek a mate. Animated, with the voices of Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg. (UL) Something Borrowed (PG-13; 103 min.) Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski star in rom-com about friends sleeping with friends’ fiancees and whatnot. Based on the 2005 bestseller by Emily Giffin. (KC) Thor (PG-13; 130 min.) The summer season kicks off early with fantasy-adventure based on the Marvel comic. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins as Thor’s pop, Odin. (UL). Water for Elephants (PG-13; 122 min.) A veterinarian (Robert Pattinson) is saved by the circus during the Great Depression, where he falls for the star of the horse show (Reese Witherspoon), wife of the sadistic animal trainer. (AD)



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Music Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Adolph Baller Legacy Concert Seven pianists pay tribute to pianist and teacher. May 22 at 4. $15. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

American Philharmonic Orchestra perform “Mas Pasión con QuinTango,” an evening of Latin American music, stories and dance. May 21-May 22 at 8. Free. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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Chulrua Traditional Irish music with Paddy O’Brien, Patrick Ourceau and Eamon O’Leary. May 24 at 7:30. $20. Studio E, address provided with tickets, Sebastopol. 707.823.5316.

Cosmik Casbah Three days of global-groove goodness celebrate party’s 10th anniversary. May 19-21 at 9. $5-$20. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300. Robert McChesney - “Arena #57”, 1961 Watercolor and Mixed Media Paintings by Susan St. Thomas April 18-June 12


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The Knitters Alt-country band features former members of punk band X. Kasey Anderson opens. May 20 at 8. $22. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

friends Mark Karan, Jemimah Puddleduck, Julian Dawson and Larissa. Proceeds benefit Kinkaid Foundation. May 20 at 7. $40. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

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NAPA COUNTY Cafe Cabaret Musicians and vocalists pay tribute to songs of Cole Porter. May 22 at 4. $25. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Garage Band 101 Rock school presents a night of Aussie rock. May 20 at 7. $15-$18. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Musical Bonanza

Acoustic guitarist joined by Raughi Ebert of Tierra Negra and band. May 20 at 8. $23-$32. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Benefit for Napa Valley Youth Symphony kicks off summer season with music by Barbary Coasters, winetasting, BBQ lunch and more. May 21, noon to 3. $55. Judd’s Hill Winery, 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa, RSVP. 707.255.2332.

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Pacific Chamber Symphony

Peruvian Shaman Tito La Rosa and friends play “Songs for Mother Earth.” May 22 at 7:30. $20-$30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

The Moody Blues Rick Bartalini presents ’60s rock icons. May 24 at 8. $49.75-$89.75. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Rock for Good Benefit for Japan tsunami victims with Zoo Station, Sun Kings and Drifting Sand. May 22, 4:30-8:30. $15$35. Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Dr, Hamilton, Novato. 415.382.7770.

Orchestra performs pieces by Gabrieli, Wagner, Copland and Sousa in “A Touch of Brass.” May 21 at 8. $5-$25. First Presbyterian Church, 1333 Third St, Napa. 800.838.3006.

Clubs SONOMA COUNTY A’Roma Roasters May 20, Organix (jazz). May 21, Solid Air (folk). 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Aqus Cafe May 18, songwriters’ competition. May 20,

Landmark Concert Series Free live music and winery activities Sat, 1 to 4. May 21, Laurent Fourgo (jazz). Landmark Vineyards, 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.0053.

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Old Jawbone Folk-rockers pay tribute to songs of Bob Dylan. May 22 at 6. $12. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Sonoma Jazz + Festival of music sprinkled with the possibility of a hint of jazz features John Fogerty, Sheryl Crow, Gipsy Kings and others. May 20-22. $60-$250. Field of Dreams, 151 First St W, Sonoma.

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May 20 at the Mystic Theatre. See Concerts, above.


Blue Heron Restaurant May 22 at 3, John McCoy. 25300 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills. 707.865.9135.

Chrome Lotus May 20, DJ Hope, DJ Sykwidit. May 21, Bishopmagnetic, DJ Meikee Magnetic. 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Flamingo Lounge

Arrivederci Jack White, Norah Jones pull together Italiansoundtrack album ‘Rome’ Upon the fame of The Grey Album, the mashup of the Beatles’ White Album and Jay-Z’s Black Album, the producer Dangermouse might have had cause for worry. After all, as a success story, he could no longer afford to hijack classic loops in all their copyrighted glory. Worse, he might have to actually make his own music. But Dangermouse swiftly proved adroit in that endeavor, producing records by MF Doom and the Black Keys, and ushering in the megahit “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. For his latest endeavor, Rome, released this week, he allows Italian soundtrack composer Daniele Luppi to score the textures while Jack White and Norah Jones supply vocals. It’s a record that keeps very strictly to its theme of a spaghetti-Western soundtrack for the new century, with all the slow toms, wordless vocals, fuzzed bass and reverb guitars one might expect. What one doesn’t expect is Jones and White to be so perfectly suited to such an unusual project. While one might be able to envision “Two Against One” as a mellowed White Stripes B-side, for the most part the two vocalists are out of their element, but thriving. Without them, the album would have dragged. Guess it’s a good thing that Dangermouse made some friends in high places after all.—Gabe Meline

May 20-21, Edwins Brothers (R&B). 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

French Garden Restaurant May 20, the Moonbeams. May 21, Da Puna Bruddahs. 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Gaia’s Garden May 19, Jay Dub and Dino. May 21, Doug Jayne and friends. May 24, Sonny Lowe & the Hi-Tones. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Highland Dell May 20, Bo Gypsy Band. 21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio. 707.865.2300.

Hopmonk Tavern May 19, Cosmik Casbah (see Concerts). May 22, Bob Dylan tribute with Old Jawbone (see Concerts). Mon, Monday Night Edutainment with Gappy Ranks. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Hotel Healdsburg May 20, Ken Cook and Cliff Hugo Duo. May 21, Ben Stolorow Trio. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Jasper O’Farrell’s May 18, Brainstorm with Sub Swara. May 20, Beat Buffet with Ezra Forrest (hip-hop). May 21, Family Room (deep house). May 25, Brainstorm with iNi. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Lagunitas Tap Room May 18, Blue Merle. May 19, Dginn. May 20, Moonlight Rodeo. May 21, Smiling Iguanas. May 22, Lagunitas Beer Circus (see Events). 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon Tonewoods (Americana). May 21 at 10:30am, Festival of Friends; at 7, Sugar Moon (jazz). May 22 at 2, Brulee (jazz). 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Aubergine May 19, Coast Pilots, Jake Richmond. May 20 at 4:30, Welcome Matt; at 9:30, Batacha. May 21, Caravan of

May 18, Jen Tucker Band, Petticoat Discipline, Rachel Bockover. May 19, Eric Gales, Stoney Curtis Band (blues). May 20, 40 oz. to Freedom (Sublime tribute). May 25, Mr )


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Boom with DJ Chango B, iNi, Lightchild and others. May 22, David T Carter and friends. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

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Mc T’s Bullpen May 20, DJ Alexander. May 21, Walt Perkins. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377.

Murphy’s Irish Pub May 19, Wind Up Trio with Gio Benedetti (jazz). May 20, Sweet Penny Royals. 464 First St, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

North Light Books & Cafe May 19, Circus Moon. May 22, Eldorado Syncopators. 550 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.4300.

Phoenix Theater

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The Smokehouse

May 20, Mike Scaliani Band. May 21, Dave More Band. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

May 18, Philip Claypool’s Smokehouse Band. May 19, Tim Weed Band. May 20, Bud E. Luv Orchestra. May 21, Freddy Clarke Band. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.899.9600.

Peri’s Silver Dollar May 18, Whiskey Pills Fiasco. May 19, Rahman’s songwriters. May 20, Breakin’ Bread. May 21, Sage. May 22, the Sign. May 24, Blue Infusion. May 25, Royal Deuces. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

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May 20, Andre Nickatina. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

May 19, Miracle Mule (Americana). Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

Rio Nido Roadhouse

Rancho Nicasio

May 21, Thugz. May 22, Dgiin. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

May 20, Sun Kings. May 21, Rancho Allstars (dance). May 22, Calafia (alt-Western). Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

River Rock Casino May 20, KA Your DJ. May 21, Valeriana Q. 3250 Hwy 128, Geyserville. 707.857.2777.

Russian River Brewing Co May 18, Bigelow’s Treehouse. May 21, the Famous. May 22, Dane Drewis. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Sausalito Seahorse May 19, Gotelli Jazz Band. May 20, James Moseley (groove). May 21, Danilo & His World Beat Sextect. Sun at 4, Salsa-lito. May 22, Edgardo & Candela. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

May 19, Steve Wolf and Teja Bell. May 21, uke jam. May 22 at 2, trad Irish; at 6:30, Namely Us. Mon at 8, open mic with Simon Costa. May 24, Tom O’Mahoney. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

NAPA COUNTY Downtown Joe’s May 19, Maple Station Express (Cajun blues). May 20, Keith Andrews Band. May 21, Bumpy Road. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Silo’s Wed at 7, jam session. May 21, Mary Jenson (jazz). 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

May 20, Muriel Anderson (see Concerts). May 21, House Jacks (a capella). May 22, Cantos a la Pachamama (see Concerts). 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

George’s Nightclub Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). May 20, the 85s. May 21, Revolver, Moxie. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery May 18, Barbwyre. May 25, Machiavelvets. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

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May 18, T Olah (classic jazz). May 19, Smokin’ Joe and Steelhead (Delta blues). May 20, Hellhounds (blues). May 21, Jon Popenoe (blues). Sun, James and Ted (jazz). 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.


Saturday, May 21 Wed, May 18 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 10am–12:15pm Scottish Dance Youth and Family 7–11pm Singles & Pairs Square Dance Club Thur, May 19 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7:15–11pm Circle ‘n Squares Square Dance Club Fri, May 20 8:45–9:45am Jazzercise 7:30–11pm Northbay Country Dance Society/ Contra Dance Sat, May 21 8–9am; 9:15–10:15am Jazzercise 10:30–11:15am Scottish Country Dance Youth & Family 12–4pm Redwood Empire Train Club 7–11pm DJ Steve Luther presents MARK ST MARY ZYDECO BAND Sun, May 22 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 10:30–11:45am Zumba Fitness with Anna 1:25–3:30pm Vintage Dance with Gary Thomas 5:00–9:30pm DJ Steve Luther Country Western Lessons & Dancing $10 Mon, May 23 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7–10pm Scottish Country Dancing Tues, May 24 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:40pm Jazzercise 7:30–9pm African & World Music Dance

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Lionel Loueke Trio

Stones Throw recording artist flies from a hip-hop into Latin and folk. May 25 at the Great American Music Hall.


A Salute to the Beatles 8:30pm


Aloe Blacc


BILL KIRCHEN & too much fun

San Francisco three-piece gaining steam; look for debut LP “Sports” this year. May 19 at the Independent.

Piercingly original Benin-born guitarist and Herbie Hancock sideman. May 20 at YBCA Forum.

7:30 PM | $5/8| FOLK ALL AGES

A North Bay Hootenanny Production

Hosted by Lauralee Brown 7:00pm

THE RANCHO ALLSTARS May 21 Great Dance Band

Brother-and-sister variety act alternates garage rock, folk, blues and more . May 18 at Cafe du Nord.

Unpredictable legend plays special set of Bob Marley songs with openers Dead Prez. May 18 at Mezzanine.




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May 18, Tim O’Neal. Thurs, DJ Dave. May 21, Simply Amazing. May 24, Brian Francis (guitar). 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

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December, Misner and Smith, Orchid Killers (folk). 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

6, Buddy Owen; at 9, Rayner Brock. May 19, Funkanauts. May 20, BillionsUponUs, Judgment Day. May 21, Battle of the Bands. May 22 at 5, Erika Alstrom with Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

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AYY-O! Wayne Coyne backstage with the Flaming Lips’ volunteer dance brigade.

Accidentally Saving the World

Talking with the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne BY GABE MELINE


think one of the great accidents,” says Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne on the phone from North Carolina, “is that I’m not a very good musician. If it gets too complicated or has too many chord changes, I don’t really know what to do. I mean, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’—I could never figure out how the fuck they were playing that!”

But ask anyone who’s seen the Flaming Lips live, and they’ll testify that whatever Coyne may lack as a musician, he more than makes up for in sheer showmanship. A typical Flaming Lips show features a pulsing spaceship, cannons shooting confetti over the crowd, fans dressed as bunnies dancing on either side of the stage, a constant strobe from a giant rainbow arc and Coyne, now 50, bedecked in full suit and climbing over hundreds of heads of the audience inside a

humongous transparent orb. And that’s just in the first song. The Flaming Lips play the Harmony Festival on June 11, and no band touring today embodies equal parts carefree fun and work ethic quite as much as the self-ordained “fearless freaks” from Oklahoma who’ve grown from acid-dropping punk rockers to a traveling sideshow brandishing sensory overload. From the psychedelic punk of early albums like In a Priest Driven Ambulance to the high watermark of 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and beyond, the band has been creatively daring and yet personally down-to-earth; it’s not uncommon to see Coyne himself setting up his own equipment before every show. “I saw my own father—I mean a guy who was really badass, who worked and was smart and all that—not being able to work,” Coyne says by way of explanation. “I saw him a lot of times, with my brothers, they’d get up at seven in the morning willing to work, and there’d be no work for them. You see that shit, and it’s the hardest

thing in the world. So I understand that we’re going to work for this audience that we have, and work for their love and attention. They’re such a cool audience. They believe in music, and they love music and art and ideas, and they’re kind and funny and smart. So yeah, we’re very lucky.” In a way, luck had nothing to do with it. The Flaming Lips will soon celebrate 30 years as a band, and in that time they’ve toured almost nonstop, recorded 12 studio albums, conducted experimental parking-lot concerts with attendees’ car cassette decks as instruments, poured gallons of fake blood over their heads, covered Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety and, this year, released a four-song EP on a USB drive encased inside a candy gummy skull. That’s plenty to be proud of, and yet the Flaming Lips are only getting stranger with age. Their latest single, “Two Blobs Fucking,” was released on Valentine’s Day as a dozen separate streaming videos meant to be played simultaneously on 12 mobile devices. The same expansive mind that visualizes these sorts of projects can also be critical of others. Coyne in the past has lambasted both Beck (“inconsiderate”) and Arcade Fire (“pricks”), both for having a sense of entitlement. “I’m more surprised when people aren’t slightly stupid and arrogant,” he explains of people in bands, “because so much of that goes around when you get to know a lot of musicians and artists. It’s like, ‘Gosh, you’re just tough to be around.’ And they’re not even famous! It’s unexplainable. “It’s better to be honest and be true if you’re gonna try to make art and music your life,” Coyne sums up. “I mean, who wants to go around with some fuckin’ pose you have to put on every fuckin’ five minutes that you’re out in the world?” The Flaming Lips headline the Harmony Festival on Saturday, June 11, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $45. For full festival lineup and ticket options, see

Galleries OPENINGS May 19 From 4:30 to 6:30pm. Marin Community Foundation, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Power, Flower Power,â&#x20AC;? black and white photographs of Black Panthers and HaightAshbury by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato.

May 20 From 6 to 8pm. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art at the Source Preview Exhibition,â&#x20AC;? with work of 153 participants. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797. From 5 to 7pm. Preservation Napa Valley, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Memory Bank: A Discovery of Old Hands, Old Faces and the Way It Was,â&#x20AC;? photographic and film documentation of local old timers. 1400 First St, Napa.

May 21 From 5 to 7pm. Marin MOCA, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Altered Book Show,â&#x20AC;? live auction closing reception for work by over 100 artists. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

May 22 From 3 to 5pm. Gallery Route One, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding My Way: Maps, Grids, Signs,â&#x20AC;? work by Will Thoms; also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Left Coast: California on the Edge,â&#x20AC;? work by Alex Fradkin and Tim Graveson. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

SONOMA COUNTY Arts Guild of Sonoma Through May 30, membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show with featured artist George Dawnay. Wed-Thurs

A After Darkâ&#x20AC;Ś Da arkâ&#x20AC;Ś

and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 139 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Atelier One

Healdsburg Center for the Arts

May 20-30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;100/100,â&#x20AC;? 100 pieces of art at $100 each, by Claude Smith. 2860 Bowen St, Graton.

BackStreet Gallery Through May 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Experiments with Natural Forms: Recent Artwork by Fred Vedder.â&#x20AC;? Sat, 11 to 5, and by appointment. Uribe Studios, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.537.9507.

Charles M Schulz Museum May 18, 5 to 8, free artist demo with Suzanne Morlock. Through Jun 5, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turn Another Page.â&#x20AC;? Through Jun 19, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Browns and the Van Pelts: Siblings in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Peanuts.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Through Jul 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Peanutsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Philosophies.â&#x20AC;? $5-$8. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; SatSun, 10 to 5. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

City Hall Council Chambers Through Jun 16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tara Matheny-Schuster: New Works.â&#x20AC;? 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010.

Finley Center Through Jun 3, work by Green Greenwald. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through Jun 18, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Perfect,â&#x20AC;? a unique exhibition of portraits by Becoming Independent artists. Wed-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9123.

Graton Gallery Ending May 22, abstract paintings by Soo Noga, plus works by guest artists Lorraine Cook, Linda Koffman and Ron Smoot. May 24-Jul 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Explorations,â&#x20AC;? prints, etchings and paintings by Rik Olson; also, photography by Ann Gaughen and oil paintings by Lisa Skelly. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Jul 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Figments for a Warrior,â&#x20AC;? new series by Catherine J. Richardson. Tues-

Through May 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abstract Artist Showcase.â&#x20AC;? Daily, 11 to 6. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

Journey Center Gallery Through Jun 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Portals of Light,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Kathy Cia White. Mon-Fri, 9 to 5; weekend hours by appointment. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.2121.

Local Color Gallery Through Jun 27, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wavescapes,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Pamela Wallace and graphite drawings by Linda Gamble. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2744.

Local Folkal Ongoing, co-op of over 30 artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work. Grand opening, May 21. Tues-Sun, 10 to 5. 117 North Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.8920.

Occidental Center for the Arts Through May 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Fever,â&#x20AC;? work by various artists. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental.

Pelican Art Through Jul 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masters of Today,â&#x20AC;? artwork by Carole Gray-Weihman and Nobee Kanayama. Open Tues-Thurs and Sat, 11 to 6; Fri, 11 to 8; Sun-Mon by appointment only. 143 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.773.3393.

Petaluma Historical Museum & Library Through Jul 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes,â&#x20AC;? traveling Smithsonian exhibition of over 50 NASA photographs. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

Quicksilver Mine Company Ending May 22, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adam Wolpert: New Paintings.â&#x20AC;? Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Jul 10,

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Late Spring Showâ&#x20AC;? with work by various artists. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roses Gallery Ongoing, oil paintings by Stanley Mouse. 243-B Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.443.6400.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts May 20-Jun 12, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art at the Source Preview Exhibition,â&#x20AC;? with work of 153 participants. Reception, May 20, 6 to 8. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery Through Jun 12, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inner Journeys,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Susan St Thomas. Open daily, 11 to 6. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

Sonoma County Museum Through Jun 5, ceramics by Jun Kaneko. Through Jun 26, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zone of Focus,â&#x20AC;? a juried exhibition of photography by high school students. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Starstruck Boutique Through Jun 13, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Superstitious,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Ricky Watts. Daily, 11:30 to 8. 123 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.766.6199.

University Art Gallery Through May 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;BFA Exhibition 2011.â&#x20AC;? Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2295.

MARIN COUNTY 142 Throckmorton Theatre May 20-Jun 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Here to Eternity: A Love Story,â&#x20AC;? work by Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Art Works Downtown Through Jun 17, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love + Pleasure,â&#x20AC;? work of Susan Danis and Livia Stein. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

( 41 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Commonweal Gallery Through Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arthur Okamura: His Bolinas Life,â&#x20AC;? curated by Harriet Kossman. Mon-Fri, 10 to 4. 451 Mesa Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0970.

Falkirk Cultural Center Through May 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Falkirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Annual Juried Exhibition.â&#x20AC;? 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3438.

Gallery Bergelli Through Jun 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daniel Tousignant: Recent Paintings.â&#x20AC;? 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Gallery Route One May 20-Jun 26, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding My Way: Maps, Grids, Signs,â&#x20AC;? work by Will Thoms; also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Left Coast: California on the Edge,â&#x20AC;? work by Alex Fradkin and Tim Graveson. Reception, May 22, 3 to 5. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Headlands Center for the Arts Through Jun 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darkness and Light: Image and Object Cultivated in the Wild,â&#x20AC;? graduate fellowship exhibition. Sun-Fri, noon to 4. Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito. 415.331.2787.

Marin Community Foundation Through Jul 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Power, Flower Power,â&#x20AC;? black and white photographs of Black Panthers and Haight-Ashbury by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. Reception, May 19, 4:30 to 6:30. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato.

Marin MOCA Ending May 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Altered Book Show,â&#x20AC;? work by over 100 artists. Live auction closing reception, May 21, 5 to 7. May 28-Jul 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artfully Reclaimed V,â&#x20AC;? a juried exhibition of fine art made from recycled and repurposed materials. Reception, May 28, 5 to 7. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4, Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

Bolinas Museum

Marin Society of Artists

Through Jun 5, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arthur Okamura: His Bolinas Life,â&#x20AC;? photographs by Troy Paiva plus painted prints and collages by Barbara Ravizza. Fri, 1 to

Through May 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;High School Show.â&#x20AC;? Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts Through May 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black and White and Shades of Gray,â&#x20AC;? a group show juried by Richard Whittaker. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

NAPA COUNTY Di Rosa Through Jun 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reconstructed World,â&#x20AC;? work by nine artists. Artist talk, May 26 at 7. Tours available Sat at 10, 11 and noon (reservation required) and Tues-Fri at 10, 11, 12 and 1 (reservation recommended). Gallery hours: Wed-Fri, 9:30 to 3. Sat, by appointment only. 5200 Carneros Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991.

Gordon Huether Ongoing, evolving exhibition of Gordon Huetherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine art. 1821 Monticello Rd, Napa. 707.255.5954.

Hess Collection Winery Ongoing, outstanding private collection featuring work by Andy Goldsworthy, Francis Bacon, Frank Stella and other modern masters. Daily, 10 to 5:15. 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa. 707.255.1144.

Jessel Gallery Ongoing, watercolors by Jessel Miller, oils by Timothy David Dixon and others. Daily, 10 to 5. 1019 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa. 707.257.2350.

Napa County Historical Society Gallery Ending May 20, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Retrospect Revisited,â&#x20AC;? artwork inspired by historical structures in Napa County. Ongoing photography exhibition explores Napa Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worldwide influence. Goodman Library, 1219 First St, Napa. 707.224.1739.

Napa Valley Museum Through Jul 16, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wanderlust: Journeys with Napa Valley Photographers,â&#x20AC;? featuring photos by seven artists. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Preservation Napa Valley May 20-Jun 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Memory Bank: A Discovery of Old Hands, Old Faces and the Way It Was,â&#x20AC;? photographic and film documentation of local old timers. Reception, May 20, 5 to 7. 1400 First St, Napa.


evenings at 8. May 19, Will Franken. SSU Pub, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2382.


Stand-up comic and “Pootie Tang” highlight. May 20 at 8. $15-$65. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Glee Party Break into flashmobs and song with political humorist and performer Kate Clinton. May 22 at 1. $35-$85. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.472.1945, ext 209.

Standup Comedy

He Said What?

Pam Houston talks back It’s easy to envy Pam Houston. As a 27-year-old Ph.D. candidate in creative writing, Houston wrote a story that so impressed editor Shannon Ravenel at a writer’s conference that Ravenel passed it around to all the agents and editors. Houston’s debut book, Cowboys Are My Weakness, was received with immediate (and in her words, “stupid, universal”) critical acclaim, effectively securing her place as a vital voice in Western literature. Yes, it’s easy to envy Pam Houston—that is, until you read her candid, glittery prose. With self-deprecating wit and tender openness, Houston’s writing is so humbly honest that one can’t help but feel she’s a new best friend. Anyone who’s read Houston knows her subject du jour is men—often ruggedly charming, emotionally unavailable men. Little surprise that she contributed a story to author Victoria Zackheim’s newest anthology, He Said What: Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, a compilation of 25 different women’s stories about men and the power of their words. Houston reads her entry on Saturday, May 21, at Book Passage in Corte Madera. “It’s basically a greatest hits,” Houston laughs, “of all the outrageous things men have said to me.”—Jessica Dur

St Supery Winery Through Jun 30, “Mountains,” paintings by Wayne Thiebaud. 8440 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford. 707.963.4507.

Comedy Free Pizza Comedy Standup comedy series returns with winning combo Thurs

May 25, hypnotist comic Ron Stubbs, G King. Jun 1, Will Durst and friends. $10. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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

Dance Coppelia Santa Rosa Dance Theater performs romantic comedy ballet about a toymaker who tries to bring his dolls to life. May 21 at 2 and 7. $15-$20. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

Dorothy in the Land of Oz Emerald City comes to life through ballet, jazz, hip-hop, classical and other forms of dance. May 21 at 7; May 22 at 2. $10-$15. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7617.

Events Beer Circus Circus freaks and entertainers, live music, beer tastings, food and more. Proceeds benefit Petaluma Music Foundation. May 22, noon to 6. $40. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.769.4495.

Book Sale Friends of Mill Valley Library holds monthly sale of all genres of literature and reference books, ) CDs and videos.


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ArtsEvents Third Sat of each month, 9 to 4:30. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.389.4292.

Food Not Bombs Help prepare and serve free vegan meals every Sun afternoon; served at 5. Courthouse Square, Third Street and Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. 415.408.8094.

Freestone Fermentation Festival Artisan foods, informational exhibits, music, dancing and family fun. May 21, noon to 5. $6-$12. Salmon Creek School, 1935 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. www.

Rally for Health & Hope Tennis tournament between two nonprofits, catered luncheon, auctions, cocktail reception and more. May 23, all day. $75. Harbor Point Tennis Club, 475 E Strawberry Dr, Mill Valley. 415.455.5882.

Ranches & Rolling Hills Annual landscape art show and sale with special preview featuring Champagne brunch to benefit Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Preview reception brunch, May 21, 10 to noon; free exhibition, May 21, noon to 5 and May 22, 10 to 4. $125. Nicasio Druidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall, Village Square, Nicasio. 415.663.1158.

Rose Parade Parade with theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rose Town

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Treasure Hunt Sale of gently used handbags, shoes, scarves and other accessories helps Napa Emergency Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services. May 21, 11 to 2. Napa Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 218 Franklin St, Napa. 707.252.3687.

Tumor Be Gone! Comedy for a cause with live improv, standup comedy and live music featuring singer Perla Batalla, comedian Michael McShane and many others. May 21 at 8. $30. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.483.5800.

Writers Forum Author Sheldon Siegel on topic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Important Elements of the Contemporary Crime Novel.â&#x20AC;? May 19, 7 to 9. $15. Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.

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

Empty Bowls Dinner and art auction with MC Marcy Smothers and auctioneer Chris Smith to help raise money for Redwood Empire Food Bank. May 21, 5:30 to 9. $100. Friedman Center, 4675 Mayette Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.523.7900.

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

Fox & Moon Tea Summer tea, homemade desserts and quartet accompaniment. Jun 11, 3-5:30. $35. Monroe Hall, 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. Reservation only.

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Musical romp through joys and sorrows of being a child. May 20-21 at 7:30; May 22 at 4. $5-$9. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

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Tasty Tuesdays Round-up of food trucks and home grown produce every Tues afternoon, 10 to 2. Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. TastyTuesday.

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Film E.T. Family-friendly bike-in movie with free valet bike parking, contests, raffle and more. May 23 at 6. $5-$15. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.0153.

John Allair Digs In Premiere of John Kortyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical documentary about Marin pianist. May 22 at 8. $10. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

My Brother Mike Filmmaker Lisa Sheridan screens and discusses documentary about her brother who dreams of rock stardom, but faces reality of mental illness. May 19 at 7:15. $15. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

The Power of the Powerless Filmmaker Cory Taylor screens and discusses his documentary on Czechoslovakiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Velvet Revolution. May 22 at 7. $10.25. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Vintage Film Series May 18 at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawrence of Arabia.â&#x20AC;? $8. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.540.6119.

Wooleycat Twists on rhymes, fairy tales and fables with Dennis Hysom and friends. May 21 at 10am. $5. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Lectures Bankruptcy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bankruptcy: What It Means and When to Fileâ&#x20AC;? a self-help workshop. May 18, 7 to 9. $10. Sonoma County Legal Aid, 1105 N Dutton Ave Ste B, Santa Rosa. 707.546.2924.

HortiCULTURE Series Speakers explain how plant kingdom has informed their own accomplished work. May 19, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Novel Gardenâ&#x20AC;? author Anthony Eglin. $10-$15. Quarryhill Botanical Gardens, Highway 12, Glen Ellen. 707.996.3166.

Know Your Pollinators A look at native plants, birds, bees and butterflies. May 21, 11 to noon. $5-$10. Richardson Bay Audubon Center, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd, Tiburon, RSVP. 415.388.2524.

Science Buzz Cafe Every Thurs at 6:30, gather with scientists and amateur science fans to discuss weekly topics. May 19, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pests, Pathogens and Production: Grape Scienceâ&#x20AC;? with James Stamp. $3 donation. Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

Sunset Hike & Dine Meet at parking area across from inn for monthly two-hour hike on moderate to steep trails with midhike wine and cheese served overlooking Pacific Ocean. Optional dinner and socializing at inn follows. May 21 at 5. $15. Mountain Home Inn, 810 Panoramic Dr, Mill Valley, RSVP. 415.331.0100.

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May 18 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Active Dreamingâ&#x20AC;? with Robert Moss. May 19 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who Shot the Water Buffaloâ&#x20AC;? with Ken Babbs. May 20 at 7, )


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saved By Beauty: Adventures of an American Romantic in Iranâ&#x20AC;? with Roger Housden and Peter Coyote. May 21 at 11am, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leaving Van Goghâ&#x20AC;? with Carol Wallace; at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He Said What?â&#x20AC;? with Victoria Zackheim; at 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buglette the Messy Sleeperâ&#x20AC;? with Bethanie Murguia; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Docâ&#x20AC;? with Mary Doria Russell. May 22 at 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Womenâ&#x20AC;? with Sonnee Weedn, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;And on Piano: Nicky Hopkinsâ&#x20AC;? with Julian Dawson; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything Is Its Own Rewardâ&#x20AC;? with Paul Madonna. May 23 at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Snowmanâ&#x20AC;? with Jo Nesbo. May 24 at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alphabetter Juiceâ&#x20AC;? with Roy Blount, Jr; at 7, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First Husbandâ&#x20AC;? with Laura Dave. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Costco Wholesale May 22 at 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dream Big Little Pigâ&#x20AC;? book signing with Kristi Yamaguchi. 300 Vintage Way, Novato.

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

Guerneville Library May 21 at 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our

Wild Oceanâ&#x20AC;? with Julia Whitty. 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. 707.869.9004.

Ending May 22; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2; pay-what-you-can night every Friday. $20. Pegasus Theater Company, Rio Nido Lodge, Canyon Two Rd, Rio Nido. 707.583.2343.

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May 19 at 7:30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedomâ&#x20AC;? with Robert Moss. May 21 at 7:30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Common Sense: Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nationâ&#x20AC;? with Brian Kahn. 130 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.939.1779.

River Reader May 21 at 3, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Heroâ&#x20AC;? with Marissa Moss (for kids). 16355 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.2242.

Theater Joy with Wings Chaucer Theatre presents story of a turbulent family landscape. Ending May 22; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $20-$25. Trevorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 4208 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael. 800.838.3006.

Over the River & Through the Woods Italian-American grandparents aim to sabotage grandsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out-of-town job opportunity.

Staged reading of new play about a couple who gets their groove back through tango lessons. May 19 at 7:30. $10$20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Stalag 17 Humorous and suspenseful play depicts day to day survival of 13 US airmen held captive during World War II. May 20Jun 12; Thurs at 7:30, Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $8-$21. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

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