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hat an interesting idea! We have “Save the Dolphins, Whales, Planet, Ecosystem, Animals,” and many other such groups. How is it possible that we are willing to care for salamanders but not for our fellow human beings, whose health is being compromised by society’s obsession with the personal conveniences of wireless, radiation-emitting technology?

Smart meters and other wireless, radiation-emitting technologies are causing many of us, at least 3 to 15 percent of the population, according to California Department of Health’s statistics, to develop electromagnetic hypersensitivity—or worse. Why are people being marginalized, made sick and forced to become environmental refugees? Many have had to leave their homes in search of a new place to live without wireless radiation. This has become almost impossible with the advent of smart meters. There is mounting evidence from the US Army, scientists and physicians going back to the 1950s showing the effects of wireless electromagnetic radiation on the human body at a cellular level. In May, the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk for gliomas, which are malignant types of brain cancer associated with wireless phone use. Mobile phone use is listed in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as DDT, lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Cell towers, wi-fi, smart meters, DECT phones, cordless phones and other wireless devices emit the same non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones. Some of the other adverse health effects include depression, cardiovascular disorders, sterility, autism, neurodegenerative diseases, leukemia, strokes, breast cancer, brain cancer, acoustical neuromas, breathing dysfunctions, confusion, ear pain, tinnitus, headaches and many other symptoms. We are calling on you, “the People,” to help protect the health of all members of our communities from the exponentially increasing danger of electromagnetic radiation. Write to your state and federal legislators, the California Public Utilities Commission and the governor, asking them to stop the smart meter program and adopt the precautionary principle toward all forms of wireless radiation. Sonoma County Citizens Against Wireless Radiation is a group of retired teachers, parents, grandparents and concerned citizens. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

Time for Healing, Not Bickering

Bravo to Christina Julian (“Beams of Honor,” July 6). I don’t see why this is a controversial issue. If you were offered steel from the World Trade Center to honor the dead from 9-11, and had free shipping, a downtown site and an artist with a good design, wouldn’t you accept the offer too? It’s not costing the city of Napa any money to build this sculpture, and if the Napa Valley Register wants people to donate money to build a WWII memorial instead, maybe they can host some fundraisers themselves. People have different reactions to tragedy, and some could think the sculpture is tacky, but every public art project ever made has been called tacky by at least some people. It’s art, and it’s all subjective. I vote that the memorial gets built, and the healing begin.

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Color Me Badd END CREDITS Film projectionists like the Roxy Theater’s Bonnie Zaft are finding their expertise replaced by hard drives.

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alking into the projection booth of Santa Rosa’s Roxy Theater, reels of film, cans of WD-40 and specialty tools litter the workspace. Projectors hum comfortably while 35mm film flaps through the pulleys and onto giant platters. Scissors, tape and

splicing mechanisms sit amid clippings of film at a nearby desk. But soon, this will all be gone. This is the last day the Roxy is showing film. By press time, all the film projectors will have been replaced by digital projectors, screening content from hard drives. “I’ve been fighting it for a long time,” says Bonnie Zaft, the Roxy’s head projectionist, walking past

giant reels of film, the theater’s last. “But at some point, you have to embrace change.” Zaft has been working with film for 18 years, and is known in local theater circles as one of the best film projector technicians around. But like so many other projectionists across the country, she’ll soon find her skill set obsolete. The conversion from film to digital projection is part ) 10 of a nationwide trend.

After months of what Pizza Orgasmica owner Taylor Maia describes as “ongoing relentless persecution” from color-offended neighbors, the Marin Planning Commission has decreed that the Brazilian-born proprietor must tone down the bright yellow shades of his San Rafael pizza joint. While countries like Paris and Mexico flaunt and celebrate vividly painted buildings, adventurous design aesthetics evidently don’t cut it in San Rafael, where the paint—and the restaurant’s name—has been called “racy.” A resigned Maia was quoted as saying that he would not appeal the Planning Commission’s mandate of a lighter, flatter shade, and that Pizza Orgasmica could be painted “any color the city wants . . . it does not matter to us.” Thus ends months of conflict, with the prospect of yet another shade of beige in downtown San Rafael. —Leilani Clark

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Theaters ( 9 Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox and Paramount all began delivering movies on digital hard drives years ago, slowly phasing out bulky, heavy film containers and their high shipping costs. “When the three major studios went digital, it was only a matter of time until they stopped shipping prints altogether,” Zaft says. Studios still send film prints to theaters that haven’t upgraded yet, but most everyone agrees that it’s only a matter of time before they stop making film entirely, with some estimates as soon as three years from now. The Roxy isn’t the first local theater to convert to digital projection. Theaters in Sonoma, Petaluma, Sebastopol and Fairfax, owned by Cinema West, all use digital exclusively. More common is a mix of both film and digital. The Smith Rafael Film Center still maintains film projectors for about half its theaters. Richard Peterson, director of programming, sees film as a diversifying agent for the theater. “Film has been around for a hundred years,” Peterson explains. “And if I want to show a movie from the 1940s that hasn’t been digitized, the only way I can do that is on 35mm. The theaters that only want to show new movies will have to go digital, but we’re going to keep showing old ones.” As with any analog-digital debate, aesthetics are an issue as well. “I think film looks better. A lot of people disagree with me,” Zaft says. “But if you stand about halfway in the theater, you can see little pixels on the screen.” But environmentally, digital projection makes sense. A twohour movie requires about 11,000 feet of film—film that’s created using dwindling silver and oil resources. Recycling the film requires a complicated process that few studios use. Hard drives, while using more heavy metals than film, can hold new content and are recycled more easily, though they’re not as easily repaired if something goes awry. “If we have a problem with the digital projector, we turn it off,

turn it back on,” Zaft says. “If that doesn’t work, it’s a bad part—we have to wait weeks. For the film projectors, you could usually shove something in there and get it running.”

‘If I want to show a movie from the 1940s that hasn’t been digitized, the only way I can do that is on 35mm.’ Economically, the shift is much more favorable for the studios. To produce an 80-minute movie on film, it costs the studio between $1,500 and $2,500, whereas a hard drive costs a fraction of that. Shipping costs are also significantly lowered. For a theater, however, implementing the digital apparatus can cost up to $150,000. That could leave smaller one-screen theaters struggling if and when studios abandon film altogether. Admittedly, though, film has its complications. “On Christmas Eve, an assistant dropped a three-hour movie on the ground, and it was just everywhere,” Zaft illustrates by tugging at a now-defunct reel of film on the repair tables. “It took us about four or five hours to put it back together. So, yeah, if somebody drops the movie, and you have to put it back together, that’s the worst,” says Zaft, working at the central controlling computer for the new digital projectors. “That said, I’ve been trying to load Cars 2 for four hours today.” All in all, Zaft misses the familiarity of the whirring reel. “Downstairs in the projection room, you can’t hear anything,” she describes. “The actual projector itself makes no noise. It’s really creepy.”


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Forestville Flavor Sarah’s Forestville Kitchen: eclectic tastes in casual setting BY SUZANNE DALY

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he shady brick courtyard of Sarah’s Forestville Kitchen is packed with diners enjoying the dappled shade of the huge tree and listening to a jazz trio while eating Sunday brunch. Greg Hallihan, chef and owner, welcomes the end of the rainy season, happy to see customers at the bar and tables inside and out. “I like

to tell people to come out and sit under the big tulip tree with a good friend or two or three or four,” says Hallihan, “and have a nice meal.” Hallihan’s culinary passion began as a five-year-old, when his family went out for Chinese food. “I thought Chinese hot mustard was the best thing in the world,” he laughs. “My mom was a terrible cook and couldn’t even fry an egg. Becoming interested in cooking was more of a survival thing.”

By age 14, Hallihan was washing dishes for Vladimir’s Czech Restaurant in Inverness, his hometown. During college he cooked at various restaurants, but “moved up the ladder” by enrolling in the California Culinary Academy and graduating with honors. New Orleans beckoned with a threemonth externship at Brigtsens, a Creole restaurant, followed by three years at Maui’s Ritz Carlton. Returning to the North Bay, Hallihan worked on the west

Sonoma County food circuit as a sous chef at both the Willowside Cafe and Cafe Lolo in Santa Rosa. He also ran a catering company and took to the road with Bonnie Raitt during her “Nick of Time” tour. Soon after returning, he met Sarah Burkdoll while catering a dinner at her home. The two became friends, and Burkdoll urged him to start a restaurant. The result was Stella’s Cafe, which opened in 1999 to rave reviews and packed houses. Hallihan moved westward again, this time landing in Forestville’s center. Sadly, while Hallihan was renovating his new restaurant, Burkdoll died after a long illness. Sarah’s Kitchen, which opened in May of last year, is named in her memory. Sarah’s offers lunch, brunch and dinners that reflect the chef’s love for ethnic food. “I like eclectic food with different flavors,” Hallihan enthuses. Menu specialties include a Vietnamese salad ($9.95) with crispy veggies, papaya, peanuts and a spicy sesame ginger dressing; fish tacos ($8.95) with Bodega Bay red snapper; and a truffled egg salad sandwich with asiago cheese and crumbled bacon, a touch of French influence. “As long as it’s different and I can switch it around, that’s my passion,” says Hallihan. “Eating the same thing all the time is not too much fun.” Hallihan hopes to keep the menu affordable (the highestpriced item is $18.95), while adding more small plates, theme nights and more live music. Winemaker dinners are offered several times per year. “Nothing makes me happier than a braised short rib with garlic mashed potatoes and a big glass of zinfandel,” says Hallihan. “I love the social aspect of cooking.” Sarah’s Forestville Kitchen, 6566 Front St., Forestville. 707.887.1055. Breakfast and lunch, Wednesday–Friday; dinner, Friday–Saturday; brunch Saturday–Sunday. Closed Monday– Tuesday. Cash only. 707.887.1055. www.sarahsforestvillekitchen.com.

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For those seeking that special edgy flavor to Sonoma County winetasting, Rootstock, aka “the Great Gastronomic Wine, Street Food and Music Festival,” takes place at Santa Rosa’s Vintners Square on July 16. In less than a year, Vintners Square has assembled a collection of sophisticated enterprises, including wine cellars and cigar shops. It seems only fitting, then, that Vintners Square would host Rootstock. For $45, patrons of Rootstock can appreciate the wines of more than 20 wineries, the gourmet bites of various restaurants and the music of numerous bands and DJs. Local food personalities will act as hosts to a “Best Bites” competition and more. Be there on Saturday, July 16, at Vintners Square. 1301 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 2–7pm. $45. 707.495.1797. That same day, Silverado Vineyards keeps it cool, classy and a little less casual at its “Lemons, Limes and Summertime” event. From 2pm to 4pm, Silverado offers tastings of its lightest and fruitiest wines on its terrace. For $35, “Lemons, Limes and Summertime” includes appetizers, desserts, light rhythms and a scenic vineyard view to enhance the two-hour wining and dining experience. Get your squeeze on Saturday, July 16, at Silverado Vineyards. 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa. 2–4pm. $35. 707.259.6617.—Emily Hunt

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Wineries

Most reviews by James Knight. Note: Those listings marked ‘WC’ denote wineries with caves. These wineries are usually only open to the public by appointment.

SONOMA CO U N TY Annapolis Winery Decades before the cool Sonoma Coast became hot property, the Scalabrini family quietly planted their vineyards high above the coastal fog. Small, family-run, and a popular wedding spot; the Gewürz sells out fast. 26055 Soda Springs Road, Annapolis. Open daily. 707.886.5460.

Arista Winery Nothing big about the wine list, just style-driven, focused wines. 7015 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Tasting room open daily, 11am–5pm. 707.473.0606. Balletto Vineyards Some of the best values from the Russian River Valley, in Chard and Pinots both Gris and noir. Being out of the touring loop, it’s generally a low-key place that picks up a bit on weekends. 5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 707.568.2455.

Cellar No. 8 Historic Italian Swiss Colony at Asti revived as a rechristened timecapsule. Original woodwork, motifs, mementos and the marble wino carving are not to be missed; tasting-room only Sonoma County Zin and Petite Sirah have gobs of oldfashioned flavor. 26150 Asti Post Office Road, Cloverdale. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Tasting fee, $5. 866.557.4970.

DaVero Sonoma Get lubed with spicy extra virgin from California’s first Tuscan olive trees; rare Sagrantino wine is in a different league. Jams, soaps and balm from the farm, too. 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 10am-5pm daily except Tuesday. Nominal fee $15. 707.431.8000.

apple dessert wine. The apples are not gone after all. 3561 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. Tasting room open Friday–Sunday, 10am– 4:30pm. No fee. 707.823.3040.

Little Vineyards All of the Little’s wines are made from their 15-acre estate vineyards, and they’re serious about their product. Zin and Syrah are stars here. 15188 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. By appointment. 707.996.2750.

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

Novy Family Winery Daily tastings by appointment in a no-nonsense warehouse, and is better known as a celebrated member of the “Pinot posse” by its other moniker, Siduri. 980 Airway Court, Ste. C, Santa Rosa. 707.578.3882.

Siduri Winery A Pinotheavy slate. 980 Airway Court, Ste. C, Santa Rosa. By appointment. 707.578.3882.

Topel Winery Hailing from Hopland, Topel offers estategrown Meritage and other wines in this well-appointed tasting room with casement windows open to the street, across from Oakville Grocery. Cedar, chicory, chocolate and brown spice–makes one hungry for a portobellomushroom-on-focaccia sandwich. 125 Matheson St., Hopland. Open daily, 11am– 7pm. Tasting fees, $5–$12. 707.433.4116.

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Graton Ridge Cellars Formerly an apple shed beloved by regular customers who drove up to get juice and apples, this tasting room is clean and contemporary, with a bit of vineyardy wine country art on the walls, and an

Chateau Montelena The winery triumphed at the 1976 “Judgment of Paris” tasting where French judges, quelle horreur, found that they had awarded top honors to a California contender.

1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga. Open daily, 9:30am–4pm. 707.942.5105.

Darioush Exotic locale, with giant columns and a Persian theme, Darioush is justly famous for its Bordeaux. 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open daily, 10:30am–5pm. 707.257.2345. Eagle & Rose Estate (WC) Tours of this small winery are led either by the winery owner or the winemaker himself. 3000 St. Helena Hwy. N., Napa. By appointment. 707.965.9463.

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards Napa Valley’s latest geotectonic eruption on Highway 29 is a stylish place to explore famous Chardonnay, Meritage blend and wineryexclusive Italian varietals. Hip but not too cool, the 30year-old family winery surely has a sense of humor as well as sense of place. 677 S. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. Tasting fees, $15–$25. 707.967.8032.

Hall Winery (WC) Craig and Kathryn Hall specialize in “beefy” wines favored by Robert Parker. Intensely modern art and all things Austrian. New tasting room will be by Frank Gehry. 401 St. Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena. Open daily, 10am–5:30pm. 866.667.HALL. Phifer Pavitt Wines Lots of cowgirl sass but just one wine: “Date Night” Cabernet Sauvignon. Hale bale seating. 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. By appointment. 707.942.4787. Rubicon Estate Despite the celebrity hype, the wine is award-winning. 1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 800.782.4226.

Taste at Oxbow Discover refreshing white varietals Albariño and Vermentino in stylish setting across from Oxbow Market, then move on to Pinot Noir from Carneros pioneer Mahoney Vineyards; Waterstone Wines, too. 708 First St., Napa. Sunday– Thursday, 11am–7pm; Friday– Saturday, 11am–9pm. Tasting fee $10. 707.265.9600.


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he ingenuous winetaster may not realize, on passing glance, that this brand-new tasting room tucked into a dell off Westside Road is very much more than the latest iteration of a contemporary trend. What makes the difference between a dream and a third-generation winegrowing concern of international acclaim? Time, good timing, and good grapes.

Santa Rosa native Charles Bacigalupi settled into a dentistry practice in town. Dreaming of country life, he purchased benchland vineyards above the Russian River in the 1950s, then turned to his clients for advice. Paul Heck, who had recently purchased Korbel, advised—as best he could in between gargling, surmises granddaughter Katey Bacigalupi—that he replace the old Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay, using budwood from Karl Wente. He did, and grapes from that vineyard composed a good portion of Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay that won the famous “Judgment of Paris” tasting in 1976. Napa generally gets the credit for that, but Katey and twin sister Nicole are quick to point to a copy of the original weigh tag from 1973 that’s displayed in the tasting room, below watercolors painted by their great-grandmother, Olive, in the 1940s and 50s. Depicting redwoods, historic wineries and a scene of downtown Healdsburg that looks as fresh as yesterday—vintage truck and all—her paintings offer both a window to the past, and a mirror for the present. Wine country watercolors? Dentists longing to rusticate amid the vineyards? Wine country hasn’t changed so much, after all. A website and blog, of course, keep us up-to-date on what is new. Katey and Nicole are the new face of the family business, energetically building the brand while participating in nextgeneration events like Single Vineyard Night, and staffing the family-run tasting room. On the odd weekend, grandfather Charles may lend a hand, too. Most Bacigalupi grapes go to long-time buyers, including Williams Selym. John Tyler wines (named for vineyard owner John Bacigalupi and winemaker Tyler Heck) are offered in mini verticals of Pinot and Zin. Most are aged in neutral oak and released several years after the local norm. The 2004 Russian River Valley, Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir ($52) shows graceful aging with orange peel, rhubarb and pepper jelly; the 2006 Pinot Noir ($45), earthy, Burgundian aromas of hay, cinnamon stick with cherry, pepper jelly flavors and wide, fine dry finish; while the 2006 Zinfandel ($38) has a minty, sweet herbal aroma that I just can’t place—is it anise, plus rose hip and dried raspberry? While the aroma haunts, the finish is dense, not hot; an agreeable table Zin with some ineffable extra. Old World twists on old California clones from a brand-new winery. John Tyler Wines, 4353 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 10:30am to 5pm. Tasting fee, $10. 707.473.0115.—James Knight

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NEVER FORGET

Who can possibly turn their back on Harry Potter?

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very generation has its defining moments. In the same way folks of a certain age remember exactly where they were when J.F.K. was shot or when they watched Princess Diana walk down the aisle, I remember where I was at 10 minutes to 8am on July 21, 2007: the parking lot of a Target, off I-5, somewhere in the Central Valley. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in the Harry Potter series, came out the summer after my sophomore year of college. I had an older boyfriend, and that weekend we were meeting a group of his friends in Lake Tahoe to celebrate his birthday. I spotted the bullseye from the freeway and insisted that, no, I was not joking, we had to pull off right now. When we drove up, there was already a handful of bleary-eyed, pajamapanted individuals queued up, presumably because they couldn’t wait until their pre-ordered copies arrived in the mail to start the final chapter of a saga that, if they were like me, had spanned exactly half their lives. People who have never known the magic of J. K. Rowling’s world, like my boyfriend behind the wheel that morning, sometimes have a hard time understanding the devotion the books have inspired in longtime fans. To truly understand what it meant to grow up with Harry Potter, you have to start at the beginning.

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was 10 years old in 1997. I liked Hanson, the Spice Girls and the movie Titanic. Ten going on 11 was the same age, incidentally, of the boy wizard protagonist of a new book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, released that year in Britain. It didn’t come out in the States until a year later, and it was still another year before the book battled its way past MTV’s Total Request Live, Tamagotchis, Britney Spears and Blink-182 and into my pre-teen consciousness. I don’t remember the first time I heard about Harry Potter, but I’m sure my response was to roll my eyes and say something along the lines of, “There is no such thing as magic. Sheesh! Call me when the mail comes. My copy of Seventeen should be here today and Topanga from Boy Meets World is on the cover this month.” Like just about every other middle schooler in the history of middle school, I spent the majority of those three years wanting, and waiting impatiently, to be older and cooler than I was, mining the pages of teen magazines for clues (“Get Glam Hair and Makeup!” “Quiz: Is He Crushing Back?”) on how to reach that pinnacle of sophistication. I initially dismissed Harry Potter out-of-hand because of the childish cover, a goofy pastel cartoon of a dorky kid with thick glasses falling off of a broomstick. I wasn’t totally sure what cool was, but I knew that guy wasn’t it. Bowing to parental prodding, though, I eventually picked up the book. The first thing I learned was that on Harry’s 11th


birthday, he is informed that he’s a wizard and whisked from the cupboard under the stairs to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Eleven years old is the upper limit for magic—by that age, there’s no more Santa Claus, no Easter Bunny, superheroes are fiction and magicians are merely masters of deceit. For people my age, Rowling’s book came along at precisely the right time, reintroducing us to imagination at the exact moment that magic was being drained from our world. Instead of telling us to spurn make-believe, Rowling showed us its utility, creating a world that was expansive, crafted with rich detail and populated with characters we related to. We were allowed to immerse ourselves in it, and we did. Once I started, I devoured books one, two and three in almost immediate succession. When the fourth book came out, the summer before I entered high school, I attended the first of what would turn out to be several midnight release parties over the years.

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ept. 11, 2001, fell on the second Tuesday of my freshman year, and the sheer impact of the day seemed to shatter whatever concept I had of how things were or would ever be. When the next book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, came out in 2003, it reflected the changed world: more violent, more sinister and more reflective of the unimaginable. The hero Sirius was dead, Voldemort was alive (and activating a cell system of Death Eaters), and the

It’s the end of an era—and still, 14 years on, the ‘Harry Potter’ series defines coming-of-age for an entire generation BY TESSA STUART

wise Dumbledore’s power was faltering. Like us, Harry had changed, too. He was moody, brooding, angsty. He fought with his cousin and his best friends, struggled to understand romantic relationships, drank butterbeer and lashed out at the adults in his life. At Hogwarts, they were taking OWLs or NEWTs, while I had SATs, APs and an extracurricular agenda to rival Hermione’s. There was one club that I left off college applications, though. Formed my junior year by a handful of students, it was called “the DA” after the secret club that Harry and his classmates form at Hogwarts. In the books, the students in Dumbledore’s Army meet in secret to teach each other things that the school (under the iron fist of interim Headmistress Umbridge) refuses to. There was nothing subversive about our group—we met, albeit secretly, to talk about the books, parse their subtexts, quiz each other on trivia, make predictions and drink tea. There was something, though, about getting together to obsess over a children’s book series instead of drinking, experimenting with drugs and sneaking out of the house (or in addition to that stuff ) that felt like an act of rebellion. We were subverting a cultural dialogue that dictated who we were supposed to be, or at least who we were supposed to want to be. After graduation, the DA disbanded. (No one, including three members who remain close friends to this day, responded to my message for this piece. We are that serious about secrecy.

Or something.) I think, over time, the excitement that the books sparked in us when we were young melted away, but it left an enduring loyalty to the characters with whom we’d gone through so much. The summer the sixth book came out, I had graduated from high school and was working as a summer camp counselor. I still read the book in one sitting, but only because I was afraid that major spoilers would slip if I didn’t finish it before my 10-yearold campers did.

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y the time the seventh and final book was released, I was midway through college, studying Kierkegaard and setting up house for the first time. There were midnight bookstore parties around the country, but not for me or most others I knew. Yet the old loyalty drew us back one last time. For me, and a handful of other stragglers, there was that Target on the side of I-5. We were there when it opened, pulling copies from the towering display of books, shuffling singlefile to the lone open checkout stand and cracking the binding while we drove away—in my case, toward a weekend of debauchery in Lake Tahoe. Or that was the plan, anyway. Once I started reading, I might as well have been 12 years old again, under the blankets with a flashlight, for the embarrassing amount of time I spent tucked away in the cab of the truck with my headlamp on, turning page after page of the final book while my boyfriend and his friends, all college graduates, played

drinking games around a campfire. As you might imagine, dear reader, that relationship only lasted so long after it became clear that finishing the final Harry Potter book took precedence over the birthday festivities, and, yes, I still feel a pang of guilt thinking back on it. When all’s said and done, though, this other relationship of mine had spanned 4,100 pages, 1,179 minutes of film, countless hours spent reading, rereading, parsing and debating the respective merits of the books and movies—14 entire years of my life—and if a person can’t understand that, well, I knew a few other people who could. Even among the most loyal readers, there is one literary choice Rowling made that is more contentious than any other: the decision to include an epilogue to the final book. That chapter, “Nineteen Years Later,” depicts Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville and Draco as adults, now married and sending their own children off to Hogwarts. For some readers, it would have been enough to see Harry vanquish Voldemort and imagine how the rest of his life played out (if nothing else, Rowling had taught us how to do that much). We understand why she did it, but it doesn’t make us any less uncomfortable reading it. It is a reminder that sooner or later, we’re going to have to grow up too—and we don’t want to know how it all ends quite yet.

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Go West, Music Lover

The best music festival in Marin is back. This year’s Far West Fest hosts the New Mastersounds, Zion-I, the Jazz Mafia, Brothers Comatose, Crystal Monee Hall and others, as well as local art and craft vendors, kids’ music and storytellers, and a “Localization Zone.” A fundraiser for local charities, including KMWR Community Radio, Marin’s only local radio station, the festival has raised over $100,000 since its inception. Come celebrate and support the community on Saturday, July 15, at the Love Field. 11191 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Point Reyes. 10:30am–7:30pm. $12–$24. www.farwestfest.com.

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It’s the Quasquicentennial! They’ve been around a while, and they’ve still got wooden sidewalks to prove it. The city of Calistoga celebrates the 125th anniversary of its founding with live music, a wine and beer garden and an extended farmers market. Bouncy houses, dunk tanks, barbecued oysters and even a commemorative postage stamp offered for one day only round out the festivities. Stop by and congratulate Calistoga at its 125th anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 16, in Downtown Calistoga and Pioneer Park. 308 Cedar St., Calistoga. 11am–5pm. Free. 707.942.6333.

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Steel Away Speaking of history, this band has had an interesting one. Founded in 1995 in Oakland, American Steel became a popular punk rock band, touring across the country. Influenced by a more danceable brand of indie, they changed their name to Communiqué in 2002 with a more synthesized and less punk approach. In 2007, American Steel returned, along with their classic sound. They’ve since released two newer albums and toured the U.S. and Europe. Sing along to “Maria” on Friday, July 15, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 6:30pm. $13. www.arlenefranciscenter.org.

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Factory vs. Family Protect your produce and secure your sheep. It’s coming: ‘Farmageddon,’ a documentary about the attack on American’s access to healthy, safely grown food. Filmmaker Kristin Canty was searching for healthy food for her children when she stumbled upon evidence of policies favoring agribusiness and restricting citizens’ access to healthy food; the film researches the tension between factory organizations and family-owned farms. It screens on Saturday, July 16, as part of the HopeDance Film Festival at the Songbird Community Healing Center. 8280 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 7pm. $7–$10. 707.921.7081.

—Justine McDaniel TAKE A BOW Sarah Chang headlines this year’s Festival del Sole in Napa. See Events, p30.

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HELLO HOGWARTS! Wizard Rock icons Harry and the Potters perform at a library in Canada.

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n 2008, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wrock Chicagoâ&#x20AC;? brought 30 bands, three stages and thousands of fans from across the world together for an epic celebration, ending with sweaty teens and twentysomethings dancing around in full-wizard gear, squid heads and English schoolboy ties. Among this melee, onstage, a multi-band jam cranked out an impromptu version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smells Like

Teen Spirit,â&#x20AC;? with the iconic refrain of â&#x20AC;&#x153;a denialâ&#x20AC;? supplanted, lyrically, by two different words: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harry Potter.â&#x20AC;? This is wizard rock, a musical genre mixing an obsessive love of J. K. Rowlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series and an obsessive need to set that love to music. Wizard rock bands unabashedly worship at the altar of Harry Potter, singing songs about characters and happenings from the series with nerdy, gleeful creativity. Fan lore names Harry

BY LEILANI CLARK and the Potters, a punkish group of striped-tie-and-glasses-wearing lads out of Massachusetts, as progenitors, which led to Draco and the Malfoys, which then led to . . . 500 wizard rock bands and counting. Wizard rock bands tour the country, make records and play shows in libraries and malls, all while glorifying a love for â&#x20AC;&#x153;reading and rocking.â&#x20AC;? The 2007 documentary We Are Wizards tells the story of this emo-nerd-book hybrid, where bands have names like

the Basilisk in Your Pasta, Ginny and the Heartbreakers, Shrieking Shack Disco Gang, Big Whompy, MC Kreacher, the Giant Squidstravaganza, Gryffindor Common Room Rejects and the Hermione Crookshanks Experience. Not to be left out, we decided to enlist the help of Xenia, our resident 15-year-old Harry Potter superfan (girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s read the series six times, for Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake!). Xenia was more than able to deliver a quick assessment of some of the more well-known wizard rock videos. Since the Hogwarts crew is separated into houses depending on their varying levels of abilities, strengths, wizard blood or muggledom, we rated the wizard rock bands on a scale from 1 to 5. 1. Dumbledore Ultimate wizard status! Considered the most powerful wizard of his time, Dumbeldore was headmaster at Hogwarts until his death in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 2. Gryffindor Founded by Godric Gryffindor, this house values courage, bravery, loyalty and nerve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re people that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take things sitting down,â&#x20AC;? says Xenia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re brawny rather than brainy.â&#x20AC;? 3. Hufflepuff These are the kids who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really ďŹ t into other houses. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re loyal and hard-working, and their spirit animal is a badger, if that tells you anything. 4. Ravenclaw The supersmarties of the school. Creative and intelligent, they rule when it comes to wit, talent and brains. 5. Slytherin The house for people who have pure wizard blood. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re of â&#x20AC;&#x153;noble descentâ&#x20AC;? says Xenia, but also the source of most of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;dark wizards,â&#x20AC;? hence a negative reputation. So without further ado, on with the wizard rock . . . ) 22

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Harry Potter ( 21 1. Harry and the Potters, ‘The Godfather’ Rating: 2 (Gryffindor) Xenia explains that this song is about Sirius Black, who in the third book reveals himself to be a good guy instead of a bad guy. The music is super-catchy, a cross between early Green Day and Bright Eyes. The band writhe and screech before a crowd of screaming Potter fans, mainly girls, a scene that repeats itself throughout many of the live videos. “I like that he wrapped the cord around his head,” says Xenia. “A lot of the songs I’ve seen or heard them do, they’re pretty accurate. They don’t mess things up. They’ve obviously read the books and seen the movies, and they put that into their songs.” Sample lyric: “We’ve got to save Sirius Black / from something worse than death / But how can we do it / when our teacher is a werewolf on the loose?” 2. Draco and the Malfoys, ‘My Dad Is Rich’ Rating: 4 (Ravenclaw) This is one of the bigger bands in the wizard rock movement, but that doesn’t impress our teen expert. “Their lyrics are really good, but their songs are kind of slow. They’re just not quite as good as Harry and the Potters.” She thinks they take the sarcasm a bit too far, but that the lyrics are pretty accurate for how Draco Malfoy might think. “He’s singing, ‘My dad is rich and your dad is dead,’ and he’s making fun of Harry for that because it makes Draco feel superior,” she notes. Sample lyric: “You may have freed our house elf / and brought doubt to our family name / but your parents still got toasted by a big green glowing flame” 3. The Whomping Willows, ‘Cedric Had It Coming’ Rating: 1 (Dumbledore) Xenia likes this one so much that she reposts the link onto Facebook immediately. “I’m creating a new category, because this is really good. It’s pretty

clever,” says Xenia. “The lyrics are spot-on and ironic.” The song has a pensive, sad feel to it, which makes sense given the subject matter of Cedric being killed even after he was nice to Harry. Sample lyric: “Oh, Cedric why’d you go into that maze? / Haven’t you ever seen a Hollywood movie before / in which a minor character gets slain / to benefit the survival of the big star?” 4. The Hungarian Horntails, ‘I Am a Dragon’ Rating: 3 (Hufflepuff) This song is the most punk rock out of the bunch—think Daniel Johnston on speed, sung by a little boy who attacks his guitar with an energy not seen since Pete Townsend broke his Gibson at the Cow Palace in 1967. “I am a dragon and I don’t care!” the young wizard rocker screeches. “They are by far the cutest, most adorable band,” says Xenia. “I can’t rate them, because that wouldn’t be fair since they’re only nine.” Eventually, she breaks down and, with a laugh, gives the boys a Hufflepuff. “I wouldn’t listen to them on my own time. They have a cool band, but they’re just kids.” Sample lyric: “I am a dragon and I don’t care / I just like burning Voldemort’s butt” 5. The Parselmouths, ‘What Kind of Name Is Hermione?’ Rating: 2 (Gryffindor) Two girls take the bratty, sneering ethic of ’90s era riot grrrl band Bratmobile and mix it with some serious ministry-of-magic wizard action. One of the more popular bands on the wizard rock scene, the Parselmouths represent just one of many girl-fronted wrock bands out there. “It sort of seems like something Slytherin girls might say, because none of the Slytherins like her, and the band name is sort of associated with Slytherin, so it makes sense,” says Xenia. “The lyrics are pretty clever, because Hermione is a know-it-all a lot of the time, and she does have crazy hair.” Sample lyric: “What kind of name is Hermione? / It makes me think of something whiny / like cats!”


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of theatrical recruits will stage five different shows in repertory on two stages at the Santa Rosa Junior College. And because this is theater, and weird things happen in the world of theater, SRT’s artistic director James Newman has stepped into the iconic crossdressing role of Edna Turnblad in every performance of Hairspray. Directed, as well, by Newman, Hairspray tells the story of a good-natured high school girl in 1962 Baltimore and her attempts to racially integrate her favorite TV dance show. Powered by a polished cast (Marlin Jamar Williams is a stand-out as Seaweed Stubbs) and backed by winning musical direction by Alex Wise, the infectiously positive show still has to overcome a few problematic microphone issues (the lyrics are often impossible to hear), but the commitment of the cast makes this fish-out-of-water tale a lyrical, lovable winner. Unfortunately, in the case of A Flea in Her Ear, the second SRT show of the season, the commitment of the actors (which is nothing short of extraordinary) isn’t quite enough to overcome some erratic direction and a number of unwise staging choices by director David Storck. In this overly raunchy adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s 1907 sex farce, the action has been moved up to 1965 Paris, where a suspicious wife has reason to believe her husband has been cheating. Her concerns lead her to a seedy hotel called the Pussya-Go-Go—along with nearly everyone else in her household, who for one reason or another end up rampaging in and out of doors at breathtaking speed. As the befuddled would-be womanizer Victor, Jeremy Sonkin is first-rate, as are Nemuna Cesay as Victor’s wife, Yvonne, and Zach Guzik as the couple’s outlandishly amoral doctor. The set by Greg Mitchell is as much a cast member as the cast, and takes a serious beating from all those slamming doors and spinning rooms.


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It’ll be a disruption for the studio to see the annuity go dry. Where are they ever going to find something this big again? Their plan is for ever-more superhero wrangling. But how can Batman and Superman draw the female audiences like Harry Potter did? The Potter films used the new

media—the internet leak and the suddenly announced midnight preview—as well as the tremendous rise in the quality of digital effects. Gilded like Big Ben in the first two films, these effects eventually looked rubbed with soot like a commando’s face. Wands that glowed like Tinkerbell at the start of the decade ended up blazing like pistol shots at its dusk. And still one could watch the history of the last troubled decade reflected in the films. What made the Harry Potter films such a success? Like the two other rivals mentioned before, Potter was produced by a small production company, Heyday Films, just like Bond’s Eon and Star Wars’ Lucasfilm; the smallness helped Potter avoid mood-destroying reboots and reimaginations. Second, it was the films’ political flexibility. The left happily claimed the films, identifying Dick Cheney with Voldemort, yet these films celebrated the exclusivity and legacy admissions of the British boarding school. Third, it was the lead trio of actors, who grew better as the series went on. Rupert Grint, the standout, went from tiresome ginger-joke to suave, scruffy leading man. And finally, the success was due to the quality of the series’ turning point, Alfonso Cuarón’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). This third film was the least financially popular of the series. (Yes, a film can earn $795 million and still be considered an underperformer.) But even David Yates, who directed the last four Potter films, says Cuarón’s was the best of them all. Cuarón’s darkling adaptation shifted the emphasis from kid fantasies to all-ages entertainment. When I interviewed Cuarón in 2007, he explained how he got the texture: “We hadn’t seen all of Hogwarts except in bits and pieces, and there were feelings you were watching a set. We tried to make Hogwarts a character.” Maybe Hogwarts itself was the main attraction, then. Yes, there was a hereditary hero, born to the purple robes, but he’d have been lost without the old school. British or foreign, young or old, rich as Malfoy or poor as the Weasleys, magical or plain mortal, all were in Hogwarts together.


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NEW MOVIES A Better Life (PG-13; 98 min.) Chris Weitz (A Single Man) directs the story of an immigrant father and his son who bond while attempting to recover their stolen truck, purchased to start a landscaping business. (NB) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13; 130 min.) Well, it probably doesn’t all end. As the great Gabe Meline noted, no franchise earning over $6 billion will be left alone for long. (NB)

Page One: Inside the New York Times (R; 88 min.) Sundance premiere documenting one year in the life of the world’s most famous newsroom comes to theaters. Includes interviews with Gay Talese, Carl Bernstein and David Remnick. (NB)

ALSO PLAYING Bad Teacher (R; 92 min.) Judd Apatow buddy Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard) directs this comedy starring Cameron Diaz as a gold-digger putting in time at her day job as a middle school teacher. After her rich boyfriend dumps her, she sets her sights on an eligible co-worker, himself pursued by the school’s model teacher. (NB)

Beginners (R; 104 min.) Comedydrama about a father (Christopher Plummer) who, at 75, comes out to his son after learning he has a terminal illness. Directed by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) and co-starring Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent. (NB) 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. (NB)

Buck (PG; 88 min.) Documentary about real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman who was the inspiration for the acclaimed film. (NB)

Cars 2 (G; 113 min.) This sequel to the 2006 Pixar hit is a Bond parody, but the stale kind, with a bumpkin, Tow Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), mistaken for an agent. Not that Cars 2 is really bad; it’s just cute

and relentless, and paced to tickle five-year-olds. Also , there’s a new emphasis on bathroom humor. Pixar usually had too much class to go there. (RvB)

Green Lantern (PG-13; 114 min.) Ryan Reynolds (Definitely Maybe) is Hal Jordan, the first human to join the intergalactic league of protectors known as the Green Lantern Corps. But, naturally, with intergalactic powers come intergalactic bad guys. With Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins. (NB)

The Hangover Part II (R; 102 min.) Maybe the saddest words in the movie, as the ensemble stir from an evening of blackout debauchery in Bangkok: “I think it happened again.” The script takes far too much time to explain why Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) got back together in the first place, and it’s hard to get into the spirit of things until Ken Jeong’s profane Mr. Chow turns up. Runner-up for humor after Jeong is a spider monkey who does a lot of things that the SPCA wouldn’t like. (RvB) Horrible Bosses (R; 98 min.) Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell co-star in dark comedy about three friends who conspire to murder their bosses. (NB)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG; 95 min.) Jack Black is back voicing Po, panda warrior, who must protect the Valley of Peace—and the art of kung fu itself—from a new danger. Also features the voices of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen and Jackie Chan. (NB)

Larry Crowne (PG-13; 99 min.) After losing his job as a big-box retail manager, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) heads back to junior college, where he falls for his publicspeaking instructor (Julia Roberts). Directed by Hanks, who also cowrote with Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). (NB) Midnight in Paris (PG-13; 100 min.) Woody Allen’s newest stars Owen Wilson as Gil, a disenchanted screenwriter who wants to be a novelist. On a trip to Paris with family, he starts receiving midnight visitations from F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston) and

Zelda (Alison Pill). As the forays continue, Gil meets the artistic and literary lights of the 1920s, magically reincarnated, but the not very pungent point is stretched into a culture-vulture’s version of Play It Again, Sam. Midnight in Paris is a harmless, gentle nothing, but it’s also a moldy vision of the city during its era of artistic adventurousness. (RvB)

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Monte Carlo (PG; 109 min.) Ensemble romcom follows three friends vacationing in Paris who are mistaken for socialites and whisked off to Monte Carlo, at which point the film becomes an adventure caper— a sort of romdramcom. (NB)

Super 8 (PG-13; 112 min.) Something creepy may have escaped a train wreck witnessed by teens making a Super 8 movie in this film written and directed by the very busy J. J. Abrams. Produced by Steven Spielberg. (NB)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13; 155 min.) Michael Bay is back directing the third and very long installment of the Transformers franchise. Stars Shia LeBeouf. (NB)

The Tree of Life (PG-13; 138 min.) Sean Penn and Brad Pitt co-star in Terrence Malick’s ambitious new film that follows the eldest son of a Texas family as he wrestles questions of life and existence. At the Rafael and Summerfield Cinemas. (NB) The Trip (NR; 107 min.) Michael Winterbottom (Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story) directs British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a tour of Northern England’s finer restaurants. Watch for their dueling Michael Caine impressions. At the Rafael. (NB)

X-Men: First Class (PG-13; 140 min.) A trip down memory lane shows us the early work of noble mutants Professor X and Magneto as they fight to stop a nuclear holocaust. (NB)

The Zookeeper (PG-13; 104 min.) Poor Kevin James stars as lonely-guy zookeeper Griffin Keyes aided by a talking menagerie who teach him nature’s mating rituals to help him win his dream girl. With the voices of Nick Nolte, Cher, Don Rickles, Adam Sandler and Sylvester Stallone. (NB)

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Live at Juilliard Summertime music downtown every Sun, 5 to 7. Jul 17, Rhythm Rangers. Free. Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3225.

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan Traditional Mexican musical sensations dubbed “El Mejor Mariachi Del Mundo” have been kicking it escuela vieja for five generations. Jul 16 at 8. $30-$85. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Roach Gigz Rap stylings of thug prankster “Roachy Balboa” with openers HBK, DB tha General and NHT Boys. Jul 15 at 8. $25. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

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Triskela Harp Trio Female trio perform “California Celtic” concert. Jul 16, 7 to 9. $20. Bodyworks Yoga Studio, 490 Second St, Petaluma. 707.769.9933.

Tuesdays in the Plaza Free summer concerts every Tues, 6 to 8. Jul 19, Brothers Comatose (bluegrass). Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg. 707.431.3301.

US Coast Guard Band While they’re not saving stranded abalone divers, virtuoso ensemble play range of classics. Jul 17 at 7. Free. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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David Grisman Genre-bending mandolinist joined by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Jul 16 at 8. $35. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

India.Arie Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Arie and Israeli artist Idan Raichel pair up for cross-genre experience. Jul 17 at 7:30. $65-$80. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Mondavi Music Festival Jul 16, Festival del Sole presents David Foster and friends. $60-$205. Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville, 1.866.777.8932.

Jake Shimabukuro Ukulele virtuoso blowing minds on YouTube, PBS. Jul 13 at 8. $30-$35. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Clubs SONOMA COUNTY Arlene Francis Theater Jul 15, American Steel, Nothington, Semi Evolved Simians, Over the Falls, My Last Line (see Concerts). Jul 16, Faun Fables, Conception Vessel One, Odd Bird. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

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the Opry (see Concerts). Jul 17, Rustyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songwriters corner. Jul 19, Pure Cane. Jul 20, Whiskey Pills Fiasco. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

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Jul 20, Adanfo Ensemble (West African). 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Jul 15, Linda Imperial Band. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

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Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Jul 15, Cryptical (Grateful Dead tribute). Jul 16, Volker Strifler Band, Gentry Bronson Band. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

19 Broadway Club Jul 14, standup comedy. Third Fri monthly, reggae and dancehall. Jul 16, Five-Minute Orgy. Jul 17 at 3, Lone Star Retrobates; at 9, local music. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Old Western Saloon Jul 15, Dry County Drinkers. Jul 16, Muddy Roses. Main Street, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1661.

Palm Ballroom Jul 15, Carolina Special. Jul 16, Perfect Crime. Jul 17, EZ Kewl. Jul 19, Adam Traum & the Traumatics. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael.

Periâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Dollar Jul 13, Miracle Mule. Jul 15, Breakin Bread. Jul 16, Night at

Jul 13, finger-style guitar showcase. Jul 14, Danny Clickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Texas blues night. Jul 15, Honeydust. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Southern Pacific Smokehouse Jul 13, Philip Claypool and friends. Jul 14, Jay Alexander. Jul 15, Livingston Taylor (see Concerts). Jul 16, James Nash & the Nomads. Jul 17, Emily Rath. Jul 19, Gentry Bronson. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.899.9600.

NAPA COUNTY Downtown Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jul 14, Brian Cline. Jul 15, Robbie Allen & the Outer Edge. Jul 16, Hall One. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wed at 7, jam session. Jul 15, Cream of Clapton. Jul 16, Kellie Fuller, Mike Greensill. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Plaza Bistro Jul 15, Wayne De La Cruz & the Other Organ Trio. Jul 16, Mary Jensen Duo. 420 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.4466.

Rio Nido Roadhouse Jul 16, Pulsators. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Russian River Brewing Co Jul 16, Trapezio. Jul 17, John Courage, Drew Grow & the Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wives. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Spanckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jul 15, E Minor & the Dirty Diamonds. Jul 16, Shotgun Harlot, Midnight Chaser, Seeds of Hate. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Tradewinds Jul 13, Train Wreck. Jul 14, Tritanic with Chip Roland, Volker Strifler and Gary Silva. Jul 15, Hellhounds Band. Jul 16, Dave Sparks Band. Jul 19, Commandos.

San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s City Guide

Nellie McKay Charming, smart singer presents suite based on classic Susan Heyward film â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Want to Live!â&#x20AC;? Jul 14 at Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SF.

Dirty Vegas Party like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2003 to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days Go Byâ&#x20AC;? and more with live set from electronic hitmakers. Jul 15 at the Independent.

Alkaline Trio Chicago pop-punk stalwarts join superior Windy City crooners the Smoking Popes. Jul 16 at Slimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

Owl City If only Ben Gibbard had made another Postal Service album instead of letting this guy swoop in. Jul 19 at the Warfield.

Avett Brothers Quiet on record, furiously energetic live, North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest play two nights. Jul 19-20 at the Fox Theater.

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Arts Events Galleries

A Small Works Show,” variety of art by 56 artists. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

OPENINGS

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Jul 15

Through Jul 23, “Bibliophoira II: Art of the Book,” a national juried exhibition, “End Papers,” work by Katherine Klein, “Behind the Covers,” are of the picture book and “Poetry Awards.” Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

From 5 to 7pm. Sonoma County Museum, “Artistry in Wood,” fine woodworking exhibition. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500..

Jul 16 From 5 to 7pm. Marin MOCA, “Equilibrium,” summer exhibition. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

SONOMA COUNTY BackStreet Gallery Through Aug 4, “A Common Thread,” quilted, sewn and woven works by five artists. Sat, 11 to 5, and by appointment. Uribe Studios, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.537.9507.

Charles M Schulz Museum Through Oct 2, “A Change of Scene: Schulz Sketches from Abroad.” Through Dec 11, “Pop’d from the Panel,” parallel worlds of fine art and commercial art. Jul 13-Nov 28, “The Games Children Play.” $5$8. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; SatSun, 10 to 5. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Graton Gallery Through Aug 14, “Gimme Shelter,” portraits of homeless animals, and “Boxed In,” a group show. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Aug 6, “Throat: An Installation” with Hamlet Mateo. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Petaluma Arts Center Through Jul 24, “Fire/Ice,” a multimedia exhibition. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Aug 14, “Boxed In:

Slaughterhouse Space Through Sep 10, “Sensory Interventions,” multimedia installations by Hugh Livingston and Pat Lenz. Sat, noon to 5, and by appointment. 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.1514.

Sonoma County Museum Through Sep 11, “Gertrud Parker: Artist and Collector,” and “Pat Lenz: Nobody’s Poodle.” Jul 15-Sep 25, “Artistry in Wood,” fine woodworking exhibition. Reception, Jul 15, 5 to 7. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Aug 28, “Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: Original Etchings by David Hockney” and “Rebound: A Survey of Contemporary California Artist’s Books.” Free-$8. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.SVMA.

MARIN COUNTY Bolinas Museum Through Jul 31, work by Wolfgang Bloch, Lawrence La Bianca, Stephen Galloway and Michael Porter; also, “The Last Wooden Schooner Built in Bolinas: The Elizabeth Muir.” Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Gallery Route One Through Aug 7, “Outside the Lines,” annual members show. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Marin MOCA Jul 16-Aug 14, “Equilibrium,” summer exhibition. Reception, Jul 16, 5 to 7. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4,

Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Jul 28, “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” mixed-media group show. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

NAPA COUNTY Di Rosa Through Sep 17, “Zombie-Proof House,” range of media explores zombies in pop culture. Public program, Jul 6 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 Huether’s fine art. 1821 Monticello Rd, Napa. 707.255.5954.

Mumm Napa Cuvee Through Nov 13, “Signs of Life,” photographs by Robert Buelteman. Daily, 10 to 5. 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. 707.967.7740.

Napa Valley Museum Ending Jul 16, “Wanderlust: Journeys with Napa Valley Photographers,” featuring photos by seven artists; also, “A Year in Flowers,” work by Joanne Youngberg and Nina Antze. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Comedy Scott Capurro Standup comedian presents “Who Are the Jocks?” Jul 15 at 8. $15-$18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Will Durst Political satirist in “2012: Are the Mayans Right?” Jul 16 at 8. $15-$18. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

GOURMET GRAIN Wood design by Griffin W. Okie, above, and many others shows at the Sonoma County Museum’s ‘Artistry in Wood’ exhibit. See Openings, adjacent.

Events

Tamalpais and Bolinas Sts, San Anselmo. 415.454.2510.

Randolph Street Tour Bon Odori Evening of Japanese folk dance outdoors. Dance lessons, Jul 15, 7 to 9. Dance, Jul 16, 7 to 9. Free. Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.2252.

Calistoga’s 125th Anniversary Bouncy houses and beyond. Live entertainment by Robbie Allen and the Outer Edge, CT Cruisers and others. Jul 16, noon to 5. Free. Downtown Calistoga, Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga. www.calistogavisitors.com.

Festival Del Sole Celebration of world-class music, dance, food and wine at venues all over town. Performers include Sarah Chang, Bolshoi Ballet, a variety of vocalists, Emerson String Quartet, United States Army, Russian National Orchestra and many others. Jul 15-24. Various venues. www.festivaldelsole.org.

Gem Faire Low prices on fine jewelry and stones. Jul 15, noon to 7; Jul 16, 10 to 6; Jul 17, 10 to 5. $5. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. www.gemfaire.com.

Hippy Hippy Shake Celebration of 60s rock with 200 artists, wine tasting, booths and music by Sun Kings, Revolver, Cream of Clapton, Zebop and many more. Jul 16-17, 10 to 6. San Anselmo Ave between

Take a stroll among Queen Anne mansions and Gothic Revival cottages. Jul 17, 1 to 3. $5. Downtown Napa, Franklin and Laurel streets, Napa. 707.255.1836.

Summer Celebration Enjoy Mediterranean food, swimming, games, raffle, silent auction and live music by Hannah Jern-Miller. Jul 17, 1 to 5. $18. Jewish Community Free Clinic, 5500 Burnside Rd, Sebastopol. 707.585.7780.

Taste of South America Music by Carlos Herrera, authentic foods and cocktails, cigar station, salsa dancing and more. Jul 19, 6 to 8. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. www.cornerstonesonoma.com.

Writer’s Sampler Lively workshops for writers, Mon at 7. Jul 18, “The Making and Marketing of a Chapbook” with Toni L Wilkes and Gregory W Randall. $15. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

featuring summertime foods, winetasting, auction and more. Jul 16, 6 to 10. $35. Ledson Winery, 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood. 707.537.3823.

Lunchtime in the Sculpture Garden Weekly activities and crepes every Thurs through Sep 29. Jul 14, Katie Godec (singer). $5$7. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Salsa BBQ Spanish-style gourmet barbecue with local ingredients and music by Batacha. Jul 16 at 5:30. $45-$65. Martin Ray Winery, 2191 Laguna Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.823.2404.

Wednesday Night Market Farmers market and street fair features live music and entertainment every Wed, 5 to 8, through Aug 31. Free. Downtown Santa Rosa, Fourth and B streets, Santa Rosa. www.srdowntownmarket.com.

Film Africa United

Food & Drink

Story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Jul 16 at 7. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Ballet & Opera BBQ & Benefit Help out a firefighter in need with fundraiser

Live presentations beamed from all over the world in HD. Jul 17 at 1 and Jul 19 at 6:30,


HopeDance Film Festival Three socially conscious documentaries. Jul 16 at 7, documentary “Farmageddon” highlights escalating fight for food rights in America. Jul 17 at 2:30, “Laughology” a documentary about laughter; at 7, story of man who woke up and could suddenly see angels, demons, auras and ghosts in “Wake Up.” $7-$10. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8280 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.921.7081.

Met Opera

Everlasting ‘Sisterhood’ novel a worthy successor The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants became a classic coming-ofage story for the current generation with the series’ four girls—always growing up one step ahead of us— and their legendary pair of pants. Four and a half years after the fourth and final book in the series, Ann Brashares has released a surprising fifth novel of the Sisterhood. Picking up 10 years later, Sisterhood Everlasting finds the four friends grappling with tragedy. Shaken and confused when a drowning ruins their reunion, the friends scatter. Following mysterious left-behind letters, the girls struggle through parallel journeys as they search for answers. Their geographical travels—from Greece and New York all the way to Petaluma—mirror their emotional journeys. The girls search for different things—lost love, new life, careers, forgiveness—but seek one conclusion. Brashares turns an incredible trick by not only resolving the seemingly irresolvable in the final chapters, but by successfully returning to a bestselling series without any cheap shots or rushed plotlines.—Justine McDaniel

“Children of Paradise.” $12$20. Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.522.0719.

Experience the Met Metropolitan Opera performances live in HD. Jul 13 at 1 and 6:30, “La Fille Du Régiment.” Jul 20 at 1 and

6:30, “Tosca.” $15. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 800.595.4849.

Film Night in the Park Jul 15 at 8, “Despicable Me.” Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. www.filmnight.org.

Operas beamed from all over the world Sat mornings at 10am. Jul 16, Donizetti’s “La Fille Du Regiment.” $10-$15. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Monday Night Movies Every Mon at 7. Jul 18, “Suddenly Last Summer.” Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.389.4292, ext 116.

Movies in the Park Every Fri at 6:30. Jul 15, “Megamind.” Lucchesi Park, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. www.petalumamovies.com.

Rialto On the Road Independent gems shine on the big screen. Jul 21 at 6, Jul 23 at 7:45 and Jul 24 at 1, “Nostalgia for the Light.” $8$10. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. www.rialtocinemas.com.

Lectures Beyond Bike Basics Take your bike repair skills to the next level. Jul 19 at 7. Free. REI Santa Rosa, Southside Shopping Center, 2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.9025.

Science Buzz Cafe Every Thurs at 6:30, gather with scientists and amateur science fans to discuss weekly topics. Jul 14, “Associative Economics Cafe: Inside the Federal Reserve.” $3 donation. Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

O’Shaughnessy. Jul 14, “Two as One: Poems from a New Love” with Sherrie Lovler and Anthony Lawlor. Jul 15 at 7, “Love Child” with Sheila Kohler. Jul 16 at 1, “How to Survive a Killer Seance” with Penny Warner, and “Formula for Murder” with Diana Orgain; at 4, “Burning Horses” with Agatha Hoff; at 7, “Tropic of Chaos” with Christian Parenti. Jul 17 at 7, “The Lies of Sarah Palin” with Geoffrey Dunn. Jul 18 at 7, “Turn of Mind” with Alice LaPlante. Jul 20 at 7, “The Kid” with Sapphire. Jul 19 at 7, “In the Long Run” and “Run” with Jim Axelrod and Dean Karnazes. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Coffee Catz Third Sun monthly at 12:30, poetry open mic. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Dance Palace Jul 19 at 7, traveling poetry show. Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Healdsburg Senior Center Third Sunday Salon. Join Healdsburg Literary Guild third Sun monthly, 2 to 4, to honor and discuss craft of writing with featured author. Jul 17, Terry Ehret. Free. 707.433.7119. 133 Matheson St, Healdsburg.

Private Residence Jul 15 at 7, “Sacred Power” with Beckon. 439 Florence Ave, Sebastopol.

River Reader Jul 16 at 11am, open mic poetry with Mike Tuggle. 16355 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.2242.

Sebastopol Community Church Jul 14 at 7, “Blood on the Tracks” with S Brian Wilson. 1000 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol.

SoCo Coffee Poetry SoCoCo. Join Ed Coletti and friends for evening of poetry on the first Sat of every month, 7 to 9. (Note: Jul and Jan readings held third Sat, 7 to 9.) Free. 707.527.6434. 1015 Fourth St, Santa Rosa.

Point Reyes Books

Readings

Third Tues at 7, women’s book group. 11315 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1542.

Book Passage

Point Reyes Presbyterian Church

Jul 13 at 7, “Dreams of the Dead” with Perri

Jul 14 at 7, “Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of

American Innocence” with Barry Spector. 11445 Shoreline Hwy, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1349.

Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

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Jul 16 at 7, “Cafo: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories” with Michael Dimock. 11250 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1223.

Gilbert and Sullivan musical spoofs privilege and politics. Jul 15-16 at 8, Jul 17 at 2. $8$21. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.669.1654.

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CRITIC’S CHOICE

Macbeth

Theater Avow Gay couple seek church’s blessing and challenge deeply held beliefs. Through Jul 24; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 4. $15-$30; every Fri is pay-what-you-can. Pegasus Theater Company, Rio Nido Lodge, Canyon Two Rd, Rio Nido. www.pegasustheater.com.

Company Bachelor Robert weighs pros and cons of married life in Steven Sondheim musical. Through Aug 7. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Outdoor performance squishes the Bard’s works into a delectable, bite-sized picnic treat. Ending Jul 17 at 7. Free$25. Ives Park, Willow Street and Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol. 707.256.7500.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Play based on 1988 film is the musical story of two competing con men. Jul 16-Aug 11. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

A Flea in Her Ear Classic farce follows a complex series of mistaken identities and misplaced jealousies. Through Aug 7. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

Hairspray Theatrical version of John Waters’ cult classic film a delightful musical. Through Aug 13. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

Impressions of Mary Cassatt Musical written and performed by Katie Ketchum reveals life of American painter. Jul 15-16 at 7:30. $15-$20. Sebastopol

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The Petrified Forest Waitress and patrons in a roadside diner bare their souls after a gangster takes everyone hostage. Through Jul 31; Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 3. $20-$24. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.883.4498.

The Piano Lesson Haunting family drama about coming to terms with the past. Through Aug 9. $10-$25. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan musical about trials of a young pirate who seeks to change his ways. Through Jul 24; FriSat at 8, Sun at 2. $20-$30. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.6335, ext 11.

Rocky Horror Show Campy, iconic, Transylvanian musical returns to the stage. Ending Jul 16; Thurs-Fri at 8, Sat at 6 and 9. $24; “Thrifty Thurs,” Jul 14, $17. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.938.4626, ext 1.

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