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or those who remember former Nixon appointee Leon Panetta as a moderate Democrat, his current transformation is a sad disappointment. With his recent speeches in Monterey, Panetta’s makeover has become complete. Panetta’s role in the CIA and as secretary of defense ushers in a new phase of using the military to enforce the policy of corporate America, which requires the complacency of foreign governments to back up its economic supremacy. Panetta’s makeover includes his characterization of the all-volunteer army as the core of American democracy. Paying people to carry guns has nothing to do with democracy. Recruiting poor high school kids from small, rural towns who need jobs and education, or immigrants who receive citizenship in return for service, is more akin to a paying job than a democratic approach to national defense. Panetta defends the military budget that Mother Jones estimates at $1.2 trillion a year, including hidden costs. The U.S. war budget equals the rest of the world’s combined. Almost 5 percent of U.S. GDP goes to the military, and Panetta claims the country will suffer if the military is cut. Panetta is an even greater disappointment when he tells us that the job of the military is to protect the American dream— making a better world for our children. The American dream is already destroyed. The rapid increase in globalization, the de-industrialization of the United States, the destruction of labor unions, the monopolization of the U.S. economy, the rise of corporate power and the precipitous increase in wealth disparity marks the end of the middle class. This is the first time in American history that children can expect a lower standard of living than their parents. America has lost its greatness and joined the historic ranks of empires that rely on military power to retain their might. It’s a sad day for the country, while Leon Panetta does his best to adapt the country to a completely new path. Don Monkerud is an Aptos, California-based writer who follows cultural issues and politics and writes occasional satire. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the Bohemian. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

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percent of households (average income $1.3 million) earned 20.3 percent of income and paid 21.5 percent of taxes in 2010.

Thank you for printing the grand article on our three new businesses in Guerneville (‘Stumptown Rising,’ August 24). Yes, we are coming back, better than ever. Sometimes our little town has been forgotten, so thank you for remembering us. You may wish to also check out Chef Patrick’s restaurant, another precious gem. I guarantee, you will be pleased!

The tax code is studded with a costly bevy of deductions and preferences— mortgage interest, employer-sponsored health insurance, retirement savings— that benefit wealthier taxpayers over those with modest incomes. The rich are so smart about making money, but they are so blind about seeing real value in the future and what it’s leading to.

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Miranda, Miranda Thanks to Mikayla Butchart for her great painting of Miranda July. I have always been a fan of Miranda July, but now I’m a big fan of Miranda and Mikayla! Leilani Clark’s interview was great, too (‘Floating in the Future,’ August 24)— an informed and nuanced profile of one of my favorite artists. Thank you.

AILEEN ROBINSON Novato

Not So Simple In the last several decades the wealth hasn’t been spread so much as concentrated—at the top. The share of total income going to the top one percent of income earners more than doubled from nine percent in 1970 to 23.5 percent in 2007. (The Great Recession has since narrowed the gap.) And while, as noted above, the rich pay a greater proportion of their income in taxes, the share of total taxes paid by the richest Americans is commensurate with their share of national wealth. Examining the total tax burden—state, federal and local—Citizens for Tax Justice calculated that the top one

TED RUDOW III Palo Alto

What Side Are You On? Capitalists protesting capitalists—hard to resist, but I’ll try. There is no ‘nice capitalism.’ Capitalism is a crime, and not a victimless crime. That we here don’t know it is our owners’ success at our dis-education. Go through schools, even 30 years ago, any time, and get ignorant-ified, in service to the owning class, the ruling class; thereby, the electing class. There is no compromise— no ‘other’ way, no ‘better world’ using the profit system, the wage system. That we are unable to work for, march for, organize for, demand/ask for what we want and need must become to our chagrin. Justice is to be found only based on material equity, all of us to have the means to enjoy life, securely, unto our children’s children. Yes! That’s socialism communism. You got it.

NORMA HARRISON Berkeley

Paul Hobbs Is a Big Fat Jerk Come on, you guys! Whatever you or James Knight may think about the property war between Paul Hobbs and John Jenkel, you have to have known that it’s an enormous cause célèbre in the West County, and there are a whole lot of people who feel that Hobbs took


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TOUGH CRUNCH Fees at SRJC are up $10 per unit this year, and Gov. Brown’s 2012 budget isn’t helping.

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Painful cuts continue to chip away at the SRJC BY DARWIN BOND-GRAHAM

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n the Santa Rosa Junior College’s first day of the semester, Aug. 22, students from a group called Strike! hung four large banners from balconies overlooking the campus’ busiest quads and paths. One dangling above the Student Center read “Education Should Be

Free,” a message resonating among the many enrolled at the SRJC who are reeling from years of fee hikes. Once upon a time, before 1984, education at SRJC was, in fact, free. Since, tuition has risen in small increments, but fees at the 93-year-old community college are up $10 per unit this year, from $26 to $36. It’s the single largest increase ever for the SRJC. A full-time student now must pay

upwards of $432 a semester. That means the cost of obtaining an AA or AS degree is now $2,160 in fees alone. According to the SRJC’s financial aid director Kris Shear, scholarships will pay the fees for 1,250 students this semester. Another thousand are taking federal loans, and 12,500 lowincome students have their fees waived entirely. Shear says the number of applicants seeking

financial aid has tripled in the last six years due to the faltering economy and fee hikes. In 2005, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office conducted an impact study and concluded that fee increases were linked to a decline in enrollment. “Student fee increases and budget cuts resulted in significant declines in enrollments of approximately 230,000 to 315,000 students, and a loss of more than 12,000 course sections,” the office reported. That’s bad news for the state’s economy, which is reliant on the higher education system to educate workers and generate new ideas. “The damage that cuts inflict is slow. It’s always stressing you out in the back of your head,” says James Scherf, an SRJC student and member of Strike! “It’s impossible not to feel like you’re getting less than if you’d been a student here a few years ago. It’s hard when you hear how many more sections used to exist for a certain class or the classes that’ll disappear when an instructor retires or how the four-year university you want to transfer to just hiked its fees again.” Sonoma State University, where many SRJC students transfer, is also reeling from fee increases and budget cuts. Gov. Brown’s 2012 budget will cut $650 million from the CSU system and may require a midyear cut of another $100 million. An additional fee increase of 12 percent was approved on July 12, and the average CSU fee now stands at $6,422 per semester. Rising costs beyond the campus are also driving some students away, and forcing those who remain further into debt. A recent study by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education pointed out that for community college students, “rental housing costs comprise the largest share of student budgets and grew nearly 25 percent from 2000 to 2005 in California, compared with an overall inflation rate of 16 percent in the state. Textbook and supply costs increased by 31 percent during the same period. Costs for medical care and childcare also outpaced general


Once upon a time, education at SRJC was, in fact, free. Who’s to blame for this creeping dismantling of public higher education? Scherf and fellow students who organized the first day’s protest point to the state’s inequitable tax system as a primary cause. Flyers distributed by the students in front of the library and Emeritus Hall explain that “budget cuts to education are part of the larger historical attack by the super-wealthy corporate class on the rights and services of the working class.” Strike!, which Scherf says is made up of JC students and high school students from Santa Rosa and Petaluma, was founded last year during the statewide protests against the then-record cuts to all levels of education. “California should honor the California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960,” Scherf says, “and provide secondary education ‘tuition free to all residents of the state.’” Whatever the causes, most students, faculty and staff warn that the state is killing the goose that laid the golden egg. “This is what gave California a worldclass economy,” says CSU’s chancellor Charles Reed, of higher education. “Californians have begun disinvesting in [the state’s] future.”

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Move On After 26 years in Santa Rosa, the Arts Council of Sonoma County announced on Aug. 19 that it would be relocating its offices to the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. Might this mean that the “grid”-locked town could be on the verge of becoming a hotbed for arts organizations in the county? According to the council’s statement, the move “offers a unique opportunity to strengthen the Arts Council’s presence in southern Sonoma County, in particular, as the future opening of the Green Center expands the cultural offerings in the area.” Post-move, Spreckels has joined the list of sponsors for the Arts Council, “opening up exciting possibilities for collaboration.” From its new location, the organization will continue to work toward promoting the visibility and accessibility of the arts county-wide.

Green Scene Temple Grandin is the keynote speaker at the First Annual EcoFair Marin . A doctor of animal science, Grandin (who has high-functioning autism) has become a sought-after speaker when it comes to autism’s early intervention and self-advocacy. Her achievements were chronicled in an acclaimed 2010 docudrama, Temple Grandin, featuring Claire Danes. The first annual EcoFair also offers DIY demonstrations on everything from beekeeping to building furniture without power tools. Food, drink and bands provide (sustainable and eco-friendly) entertainment and sustenance. Celebrate Marin’s rich heritage of environmental stewardship on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Marin County Fairgrounds. Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 10am–7pm. $5. 415.519.5565. —Leilani Clark

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inflation by a large margin.” Another cost increase is transportation. Earlier this year, the SRJC ended its bus-pass program. As long as most SRJC students drive to class, rising gas prices will further eat into their paychecks and loans. With all of these factors combined, the cost of going to school is drastically increasing while the state withdraws support.


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Writing a new political folk song BY JULIANE POIRIER

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s a folksinger, I cheerfully embrace three-chord politics. But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m struggling at the moment to write a song expressly for these times. See, I want the song to bring people together in this crisis, but in a hopefulâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and not a hatefulâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sort of way. John Lennon is said to have remarked that his song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagineâ&#x20AC;? only became popular because he sugar-coated the message. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagineâ&#x20AC;? is still co-opted by elevator Muzak companies and those drawn to what sounds sweetly soothing. But Lennonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message was not sweet. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revolutionary to the brink of anarchical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagine thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no countries / It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion, too.â&#x20AC;? If heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d written it today, Lennonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone would get tapped (wait, forget thatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;his phone was tapped). I want my song to be sugarfree yet unite people with hope

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for what the United States might become. But is it misleading to leave out ugly parts of U.S. historyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;legal genocide, slavery, misogyny, bigotry and greedbased warring? And what about our â&#x20AC;&#x153;personhoodâ&#x20AC;? of corporations, leading to a corporate state? If I put all that in, would anyone want to hear the song? When Woody Guthrieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Land Is Your Landâ&#x20AC;? became popularized by folkies during the 1960s, they omitted the two political verses, both cynically critical of property rights and relief lines of jobless workers. The original version ends with a declaration that â&#x20AC;&#x153;some are wonderinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; if this landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still made for you and meâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;not very encouraging, but reďŹ&#x201A;ective of the political times then and now. Guthrie was pro-union and played a guitar whose surface bore the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;This machine kills fascists.â&#x20AC;? That ďŹ erce little message is nowhere to be found in the innocuous harmonies of Peter, Paul and Mary singing about diamond deserts and ribbons of highway. In 1992 Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen brought the ďŹ erceness right into the music in a scathing folkrock song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Democracy,â&#x20AC;? which predicted sardonically that â&#x20AC;&#x153;democracy is coming to the U.S.A.â&#x20AC;? To forward that prophesy, I think we need a song to organize everyone, to inspire them to act. Ordinary people standing up together for justice possess more true power than any corporate state. I wish I could ďŹ gure out a folk song (not too sweet, not too ďŹ erce) that would help people experience the â&#x20AC;&#x153;live as oneâ&#x20AC;? concept Lennon suggestedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and also hasten the arrival of Democracy. A difficult undertaking. Who knew what complexity lurks behind threechord politics?

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AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL Dana Revallo’s farm stand is open every Wednesday at Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm.

Three-Star Farmer How did Dana Revallo go from working at the best restaurant in the world to growing food on a west Sonoma County farm? BY STETT HOLBROOK

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ana Revallo arrived at his new post as head farmer at Santa Rosa’s Summerfield Waldorf School this spring via an unlikely route: the backdoor of the world’s best restaurant.

Before it closed last month, El Bulli was routinely named the top restaurant in the world. Located in a tiny coastal town in northeasternmost Spain, the Michelin three-star restaurant was open just six months a year. Scoring a reservation was

like finding a meteorite with a diamond in it. Ferran Adrià, El Bulli’s chef, is generally referred to as the father of molecular gastronomy, an avant-garde school of cuisine that borrows techniques and ingredients from the chemistry

lab to manipulate food into otherworldly textures and forms. Think edible foams, gels and spherified asparagus. The final dinner menu at El Bulli featured otherworldly dishes like “clam meringue,” “olive spheres” and “hot cold gin fizz.” Adrià plans to reopen the restaurant as a culinary research foundation center in 2014 and continue to stretch the boundaries of cuisine, but the truth is, he never liked the term molecular gastronomy and the copycat chefs who deployed the techniques he pioneered. As Revallo explains it, Adrià wasn’t playing with food to be clever; he was simply striving to elevate the intrinsic flavor of ingredients to new heights. Revallo was one of hundreds of cooks who came from around the world to work at El Bulli. Most had high-placed references to help secure a job with the man regarded as the world’s greatest living chef. Revallo got in a different way. “I put on a chef’s coat and walked in the back door and started doing dishes,” he says. “I lasted like five minutes.” Dishwashers, it turns out, didn’t wear chef’s coats at El Bulli. When El Bulli’s chef de cuisine saw Revallo scrubbing pots, he pulled him aside to ask what, exactly, was he doing. When he realized that the slight, brownhaired cook wasn’t on his roster and had simply walked in off the street, he said he’d check with Adrià to see if he could stay. If the boss said no, he’d have to go. As Revallo tells it, Adrià said they might as well put him to work. Revallo stayed on as an intern for six months and then was offered a paid position. He ended up working at the restaurant for three years as chef de partida, a line cook responsible for meat and fish dishes. It was a great experience, but a blur, given the stress and pressure of the job. “I had a girlfriend, and after my time at El Bulli, I realized I didn’t know her,” ) 14

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Dana Revallo ( 13 Revallo says. “[The restaurant] was all-consuming. It was three years of my life, and I don’t remember very much.” What he does remember was meeting Rian Rinn. Rinn, a graduate of Summerfield Waldorf School and now a butcher at Golden Gate Meat Company, was working a short kitchen internship at El Bulli. When Revallo wasn’t working at the restaurant, he spent the other half of the year working on a farm in northern Italy that hosted a small number of guests looking for a taste of rural Piedmont. Revallo had first worked on a farm as a teenager in his native Michigan, and that’s where he discovered his love for food; as much as he liked the camaraderie and charged atmosphere of El Bulli, Revallo found he loved farm life and wanted to return. When his new friend Rinn heard this, he encouraged him to come to Sonoma County and tour Summerfield’s farm. “He basically told me I had to come to Sonoma County,” Revallo says, adding that after he left Spain, Rinn would call him every day to get him to come. It worked. He finally came and signed on as an intern at the farm. The 18-acre working farm is one of the oldest biodynamic farms in Sonoma County and weaves agriculture into the school’s curriculum. The farm grows a variety of row crops and grains; it also has chickens, a few dairy cows, goats and a gang of chatty buff ducks. After three years as an intern, Revallo was offered the position as Summerfield’s head farmer in March. It might not have been the career path he originally set out for when he left Spain, but growing food and sharing it with young people has tremendous appeal, he says. “The kids are really excited about coming out here,” he says. “Those little experiences on the farm are going to be things they remember for the rest of their lives.”

Working as a cook in the rarefied world of El Bulli and then putting on boots to dig potatoes at a farm in western Sonoma County might seem like trading glamour for grit, but for Revallo there’s a logical continuity between the two: great food.

‘I put on a chef’s coat and walked in the back door. I lasted like five minutes.’ What’s different is that now he’s sharing that food with kids instead of diners willing to spend $400 per person. Summerfield is a private school, but its programs and produce are available to a far broader segment of the population than El Bulli’s yacht-owning customers. (And El Bulli didn’t offer financial aid.) In addition to its regular school K-12 curriculum, Summerfield offers summer farm camps open to all children. Revallo grows produce mainly for the school’s students and staff, but produce is available to the public on Wednesdays at the school’s farm stand. In winter, one can also buy heirloom squash from the farm at Sebastopol’s Whole Foods, the only biodynamic produce available at the store. When he was at El Bulli, Revallo used to lie awake at night trying to figure out how to do his job faster and make it through another shift in the kitchen. Working on the farm is different. “It feels really good,” he says, “at the end of the day.” Summerfield Waldorf’s farm stand runs on Wednesdays from noon to 5pm. 655 Willowside Road, Santa Rosa. 707.575.7194.


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SO NOMA COUNTY Arrigoniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Delicatessen & Cafe Deli. $. A perennial favorite with the downtown lunch crowd. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Sat. 701 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.1297.

Bovolo Italian/ Mediterranean. $-$$. Slow Food from Northern California-sourced ingredients. Fabulous made-in-house pork sandwiches, pizzas and salumi, Lunch and dinner daily. 106 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2962.

Cafe Zazzle Eclectic cafe. $-$$. Colorful, tasty food cooked Mexican-, Japanese-, Thai- and Italian-style. Lunch and dinner daily. 121 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.1700. Caffe Portofino Italian. $$-$$$. Great flavors and some eclectic dishes at this Santa Rosa institution. 535 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.1171.

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

Della Santiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian. $$. Casual chic, family-run combination trattoria/rosticceria/pasticceria featuring traditional Tuscan fare and emphasizing spitroasted meats and housemade pastries. Lunch and dinner, daily. 133 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.0576.

Gardens, Market Cafe serves creative soups, salads and sandwiches. You can also shop for a picnic in the art and garden space. Open daily for late breakfast and lunch. 23570 Hwy 121, Sonoma. 707.935.1681.

Mosaic California cuisine. $$-$$$. Chef Tai Olesky shines with local, sustainable ingredients cooked with innovation and thought. Terrific outside patio; warm and cozy inside for winter. Dinner,daily; brunch, Sun. 6675 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.7503 Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub Pub fare. $. Casual, homey place serving no-nonsense pub grub like shepherdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pie. Lunch and dinner daily. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Papaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taverna Greek. $$. Satisfying food in riverside setting. Sun afternoons, Greek dancing. Lunch and dinner daily. 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.769.8545. Syrah California-French. $$$. Sophisticated cuisine in restaurant or indoor courtyard. Seasonally changing menu and inventive desserts. Lunch, MonFri; dinner daily. 205 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002.

Tai Yuet Lau Chinese. $$. Atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the food will bring you back. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. 941 Golf Course Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.545.2911. Thai OrchidThai. $-$$. Rich Thai food made with crisp, fresh ingredients, reasonably priced. Lunch and dinner daily. 1005 Vine St, Healdsburg. 707.433.0515.

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Yao-Kiku Japanese.

A taste of real Thailand in convivial atmosphere. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 8492 Gravenstein Hwy, Ste M (in the Apple Valley Plaza), Cotati. 707.793.9300.

$$-$$$. Fresh sushi with ingredients flown in from Japan steals the show in this popular neighborhood restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8180.

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

Boca South American. $$$$$$$. Enjoy flavorful and rich regional fare in the rustic dĂŠcor of an Argentinean ranch. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 340 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.833.0901.

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Bubbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diner Homestyle American. $-$$. Comforting Momma-style food like fried green tomatoes, onion meatloaf and homey chickenfried steak with red-eye gravy in a restaurant lined with cookbooks and knickknacks. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 566 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.459.6862.

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Italian-American. $$. A former Dennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turned Parisian bistro, with surprisingly competent cozy French favorites like escargot and chicken Cordon Bleu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 7330 Redwood Blvd, Novato. 415.898.4233.

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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.

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Nick’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.

Sushi Ran Japanese. $$$$. This beautiful restaurant attracts locals and tourists with its fresh catches. A wide selection of nigiri, depending on what’s fresh. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner, Mon-Sun. 107 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.332.3620. The William Tell House American & Italian. $$. Marin County’s oldest saloon. Casual and jovial atmosphere. Steaks, pasta, chicken and fish all served with soup or salad. Dinner daily. 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales. 707.878.2403

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

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

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Fine Living on the Ranch Get out those appetites— Wine Country Weekend is set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2–4. As Sonoma County’s biggest food and wine celebration of the year, the marquee event of the sybaritic weekend is Taste of Sonoma, the eating and drinking extravaganza at Healdsburg’s MacMurray Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 4. More than 170 wineries will be on hand pouring their finest while more than 60 local chefs will serve up a taste of what they do best. The day also includes wine seminars, cooking demos and vineyard tours. This will be the seventh year the event has been held at MacMurray Ranch, a stunning 1,500-acre ranch and vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The property was first homesteaded in the 1850s and purchased in 1941 by actor Fred MacMurray (if you don’t know him from the film noir classic Double Indemnity, you’re missing out). MacMurray’s family has owned the property ever since, and grows 450 acres of pinot noir and pinot gris grapes. Ironically, MacMurray himself was known for shunning fine food, instead preferring a brown-bag lunch and a hardboiled egg each day while filming on set. Will there be a hard-boiled-egg purveyor in his honor? Find out on Sunday, Sept. 4, at MacMurray Ranch. 9015 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 11am–4pm. $95–$150. www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com. —Stett Holbrook

Go Fish Seafood/sushi. $$$$$. An über-trio of chefs all in one fantastic fresh fish house: Cindy Pawlcyn, Victor Scargle and Ken Tominaga. Need we say more? Open for lunch and dinner daily. 641 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.0700.

Fazerrati’s Pizza. $-$$.

Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet Diner. $. Formerly

Great pie, cool brews, the game’s always on. Great place for post-Little League. Lunch and dinner daily. 1517 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.1188.

Taylor’ Automatic Refresher. Lunch and dinner daily. 933 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3486. Also at Oxbow Public Market, 644 First St, Napa. 707.224.6900.

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American. $-$$. Cafe specializing in barbecue and classic diner fare. Messy, delicious. Lunch and dinner daily. 1010 Lincoln Ave, Napa. 707.226.2633.

Zuzu Spanish tapas. $$. Graze your way through a selection of tasty tapas in a lively rustic chic setting with a popular wine bar. Bite-sized Spanish and Latin American specialties. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 829 Main St, Napa. 707.224.8555.


Wineries

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

S O N OM A CO U N T Y 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.

Field Stone Winery (WC) Popular with hikers and bikers passing through, Field Stone Winery is an idyllic 85acre visit-nature. It was also one of the first underground wine cellars, carved into the hill in the 1970s. 10075 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.433.7266.

Keller Estate Nestled in rolling hills above the Petaluma River, the winery, designed by a prestigious Mexican architecture firm, was built with stones from China’s Three Gorges dam project. No crowds, and excellent Pinot, Chard and Syrah. 5875 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma. Thursday–Sunday 11am–4pm. $10 fee. Call ahead. 707.765.2117. Lynmar Winery Produces world-class Pinot and Chard in elegant rural setting. Look for fun food pairings. 3909 Frei Road, Sebastopol. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 707.829.3374. 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.

Old World Winery Meaning, a simpler time when grapes were trodden under bare foot and wine was made the natural way? Yes. Fun fact: the small, familyowned winery was the original Williams-Selyem location. 850 River Road, Fulton. Thursday–Sunday 11am–5pm or by appointment. Tasting fee $5. 707.578.3148.

Paul Hobbs Winery Unfiltered and unfined wines, fermented with native yeasts. 3355 Gravenstein Hwy. N. (Highway 116), Sebastopol. By appointment. 707.824.9879.

in Cab features a wine-aging cave built right into the side of Spring Mountain. 2920 Spring Mountain Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.968.9229.

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Considered one of the better wineries in Sonoma. Try the Mouvedre and Sangiovese. Limited picnicking facilities, organic vegetables and homemade bread for sale. On Sundays, the bread is fresh and the Italian-style jug wine, Guadagni, flows. 9282 W. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–4:30pm. 707.433.3372.

1881, Josephine Tychson was the first woman to own and operate a winery in the valley. Enjoy the Cabs. 3022 St. Helena Hwy. N. (at Lodi Lane), St. Helena. Open daily, 10am5pm. 800.963.9698.

Quivira Winery Certified biodynamic producer that promotes creek stewardship and steelhead-salmon-habitat restoration. Dry Creek Zinfandel is a regular favorite; Mourvèdre and other Rhône varietals are outstanding. As the steelhead have lately rediscovered, Quivira is worth returning to year after year. 4900 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–5pm. 800.292.8339.

Roche Carneros Estate Chardonnay is king. 122 W Spain St, Sonoma. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 707.935.7115.

Stryker Sonoma Vineyards Off-thebeaten-path winery features beautiful views and spectacular wine, the best of which are the reds. 5110 Hwy. 128, Geyserville. Open daily, 10:30am–5pm. 707.433.1944.

Taft Street Winery Award-winning Sauvignon Blancs are a great deal. 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol. Monday– Friday, 11am–4pm; Saturday–Sunday, 11am–4:30pm. 707.823.2049.

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

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

Velo Vino Napa Valley Cyclingthemed bungalow is filled with enough gear to outfit a peloton, plus wine and espresso, too. Tastings include spiced nuts and dried cherries, but sample-sized Clif and Luna Bars are readily available for your impromptu energy bar and wine pairings. 709 Main St., St. Helena. Daily, 10am–6pm. $10–$25. 707.968.0625.

Vincent Arroyo Winery Small, tasting room is essentially a barn with a table near some barrels, but very friendly, with good wines. 2361 Greenwood Ave., Calistoga. Open daily, 10am– 4:30pm. 707.942.6995.

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N A PA CO U N T Y Fantesca Estate & Winery (WC) Set on land that was the dowry gift when Charles Krug married in 1860, this estate winery specializing

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.

Is Syrah Cool Again?

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yrah decline” is not just a viticultural malaise, but a marketing debacle. Touted as the next big thing, the widelyplanted varietal suffered a fate worse than Merlot when Pinot became the darling of the trade. But savvy true believers are hedging with a gangly prefix that distinguishes a style that more closely approximates that of the northern Rhône than Australia—or Alexander Valley, for that matter. Four of the following wines mention “cool climate,” “wind-swept” or “ocean breezes” on their back label; one struts it out in front. Blind-tasted and scored from one to five stars.

Red Car 2009 Sonoma Coast Syrah, ‘Boxcar’ ($23) A departure from the brooding 2008, this has pretty strawberry, raspberry fruit roll-up, potpourri, fennel and milk-chocolate aromas. Sweet, spicy strawberry preserve flavors, offset with cranberry tartness, lengthen the finely tannic finish for days. ++++ Cline 2009 Sonoma Coast Syrah, ‘Cool Climate’ ($16) Rubber stewed in prunes, charcoal, charred blackberries, oil of vanilla. A classic, opulent mouthful of blueberries and cream; hefty tannins but a supple palate. If you were turned off by the feral, porty 2007, come back. ++++ Lynmar 2008 Sonoma County Syrah, Kick Ranch ($45) Aromas of campfire, smokehouse and grilled blackberries, with big blueberry, black-fruit flavors; a stoney finish. May well “kick” ass when it all integrates. ++++ Enkidu 2008 Russian River Valley Syrah, ‘Odyssey’ ($34) Black fruit, blood, teriyaki jerky and slate aromas; blueberry and mincemeat pie. Dried fruit flavors and a warm, pleasing finish. ++++ Spicerack 2009 Sonoma Coast Syrah, ‘Punchdown’ ($25) Purple-magenta, this is the biggest of recent Punchdowns. Crushed blueberry, purple marker, allspice aromas and a wide, dry finish with velour tannins. Revisit in a year or so. ++++ Old World 2005 Mendocino County Syrah, Rockin’ R Ranch ($25) The aromas have taken on orange blossom notes, and flavors of stewed plums and apricot nectar are melding enticingly with warm brambleberry. ++++ Clary Ranch 2006 Sonoma Coast Syrah, Grower’s Reserve ($28) “Serious dill action.” Weeds, weak black tea, bergamot and a brickish hue point up a wine in its senescence—or are these the savory characteristics of a Syrah planted at the edge of reason, near foggy Marin? Drinking well, with a nice texture. Should reward the skilled sommelier. +++ Bump Wine 2008 Sonoma Valley Syrah ($22) Yes, that valley, but hailing from the Annadel Vineyard in the windy, northern tip of the appellation, with aromas of charcoal, Christmas cake and dark pipe tobacco; dried black fruit and tea flavors infused in slate and blood, it’s a dead-ringer for product of that other valley, the Rhône. +++ —James Knight

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Progressive Wine Tasting Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4, 11 - 5pm Escape the city ~ Enjoy a unique progressive wine tasting experience at Beringer Vineyards. Take in the beauty and history of this 130-year-old winery, as you move glass-in-hand through the manicured grounds, from the historic Rhine House to the promenade of our Old Winery where live music awaits you. Price $25 per person, $20 per Club Member Reservations Recommended

Vineyard Music Series Saturdays throughout September, 1 - 3pm Music in the vines ~ Enjoy live music on St. Clement's outdoor patio overlooking the beautiful Napa Valley. Taste premier wines including our highly rated Orropas Cabernet. 40% of select cases of wine. September 3, Saturday: Sweet Burgundy – Acoustic Rock September 10, Saturday: Solid Air – Folk Rock

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Historical Tour & Tasting

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Durell Pinot Noir Release Weekend

Saturday & Sunday September 3 & 4, 12pm - 5pm

Harvest is in the air ~ Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to come and visit us. We will be featuring vineyard tours, an art exhibit and food tasting. We will also be featuring the newly released 2009 Pinot Noir Durell Vineyard, one of our most highly anticipated releases of the year. Wine Tastings starting at $10 per person

Promenade Tour & Tasting

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JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED Sept. 7–8. For the third year in a row, L.A.’s Impro Theater brings its improvised version of Jane Austen’s classic tales of sass and social satire. The much-lauded show is a surefire first-date activity. 142 Throckmorton, 142 Throckmorton Avenue. 8pm. $20–$30. 415.383.9600. EIGHTH ANNUAL CHAUTAUQUA REVUE Sept. 9–11. Over a hundred years ago, in encampments all over the United States, lecture, debates, vaudeville, drama and storytelling took place. Such gatherings became

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GEORGE KOMSKY Sept. 10. After training with world-famous teacher Seth Riggs, touring with Riverdance and being a finalist on America’s Got Talent, vocalist George Komsky now comes to you. He’s got quite the repertoire: Neapolitan songs, opera and popopera are just few pieces of the set. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $20$25. 707.226.7372. DON FRIESEN Sept. 13. The only two-time winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Don Friesen bills himself as a highly caffeinated satirist taking aim at suburban life. Much of his material is taken from his own experiences muddling through fatherhood and husbandry. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. 7:30pm. $18. 707.226.7372. WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY Sept. 13–14. Willie Nelson has earned every award imaginable for a singer, which is a testament to both his talent and how long he’s been playing. Sept. 13 at the Uptown Theatre (1350 Third St., Napa; 7:30pm; $95–$110; 707.259.0123) and Sept. 14 at the Wells Fargo Center (50 Mark West Springs Road; $45–$85; 8pm; 707.546.3600). SANTA ROSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Sept. 14–20. For its 25th year, the Wine Country Film Festival has reinvented itself as the Santa Rosa International Film Festival. There are eight categories for all movies of all lengths including World Cinema, Music in Film and CineLatino. Sept. 14–20 in Santa Rosa. winecountryfilmfest.com. DAEDALUS QUARTET Sept. 16. The Daedalus Quartet brings a young spirit to Haydn, Lawrence Dillon and Dvořák as part of the Russian River Chamber Music’s 20th Anniversary Season. Get there early for interviews with


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FALL NAPA VALLEY ALOHA FESTIVAL Sept. 17. The Manaleo Hawaiian Cultural Foundation hosts the fourth annual festival to celebrate Hawaiian native culture and promote scholarships in local education. Live music and dance, authentic foods, arts and crafts, and a variety of vendors provide a bounty of delights for the senses. Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa. 10am–6pm. Free; bring a canned-food donation. 707.966.4017. MUCH ADO ABOUT SEBASTOPOL Sept. 17. This second-annual festival rushes to fill the hole left when the Ren Faire finally pulled out of Novato’s Black Point, partnering with the many Renaissance guilds in the area to reproduce a merry autumn day in dear Elizabeth’s time, replete with fencing, workshops, games, food and drink, vendors, belly dancing, turkey legs and all the many reliable things Ren Faire lovers, well, love. Costumes encouraged but not required. Ives Park, 7400 Willow Ave., Sebastopol. 10am–8pm. $5–$10. muchadoaboutsebastopol.org. ) 22

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NAPA VALLEY OPEN STUDIOS Sept. 17–18 and 24–25. Some 48 studios featuring 73 artists from Calistoga to Napa are open for this 24th annual four-day selfguided tour. The event is juried, meaning that a high quality of art is maintained and, unlike other open-studio tours in the North Bay, the entire affair is run by the artists themselves. Maps and info at napavalleyopenstudios.org. HERBIE HANCOCK Sept. 18. The only jazz artist to win a Grammy for Album of the Year in quite a long time, Hancock is a living legend of the Blue Note era of jazz. He’s in his fifth decade of performance and composition, and seeing this icon is a must for any modern music buff. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road. 8pm. $45–$199. 707.546.3600. PAT METHENY Sept. 23. The jazz guitar legend who’s fearlessly experimented with everyone from Ornette Coleman to, most recently, an animatronic orchestra. With Larry Grenadier. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $40–$50. 707.259.0123.


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THE 25TH ANNUAL B.R. COHN FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL Sept. 23–26. Vintner and philanthropist B. R. Cohn has raised over $5 million for various charities by having a concert in his backyard. Saturday’s lineup features old favorites the Doobie Brothers, as well as Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani. On Sunday, Lynyrd Skynyrd headlines, and the Doobie Brothers stay for another night. Special guest Jim Messina also plays both nights. B.R. Cohn Winery Amphitheater, 15000 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. 11am–6pm. $100– $300. 707.938.4064, ext. 127. brcohn.com. EARLE FEST Sept. 24. A celebration of Americana music, this benefit for the Earle Baum Center livens up Santa Rosa with the music of the Flatlanders, Chuck Prophet, Paul Thorn Band, Jug Dealers and others. There will be good old-fashioned barbecue and cold beer, as well as local wine and veggie options to fill sun-warmed bellies. The Earle Baum Center of the Blind, 4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa. Noon–6:45pm. $20–$25. 707.523.3222. NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE GALA Sept. 24. The Opera House’s annual black tie gala/ fundraiser auction. This year’s theme is “I’ll Take Manhattan,” with auction of the same name. The musical stylings of the Grammy-nominated jazz

ensemble Tierney Sutton Band spice up the night, Ken Frank of La Toque crafts the meal, and David Reynolds hosts the live auction. 4:30pm. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. Reservations at 707.603.2333. 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE Sept. 24. Join poets from all over the world as they attempt to better the world with verse. Started by Guerneville poet Michael Rothenberg. Local readings are happening at the Sonoma County Book Festival, hosted by Francisco X. Alarcon. Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 10am–4pm. Free. bigbridge.org. SONOMA COUNTY BOOK FESTIVAL Sept. 24. The 11th annual book fest features readings and workshops by both local and national authors, a sure bet for any bookworm. More than 50 local authors and poets, among them David Beckman and Zoe Carter, will be reading their work, and plenty of young adult and children’s programs will keep the whole family busy. Old Courthouse Square and environs (some readings at the main library), downtown Santa Rosa. 10am–4pm. Free. 707.537.8783. socobookfest.org. HARVEST FAIR AWARDS NIGHT GALA Sept. 24. Before the Harvest Fair kicks off, get a sneak peek at the best of what this year’s festival has to offer. New to the event is the Sonoma County Wine Awards, for which judges spend three days judging more than a thousand wines. Admission price includes a commemorative glass and other swag. Sonoma County Fairgrounds Grace pavilion. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 7–9:30pm. $100. Tickets available at select wineries. MILL VALLEY FALL ARTS FESTIVAL Sept. 24–25. The sculpture, painting, ceramics ) 24

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OCTOBER SAN FRANCISCO COMEDY COMPETITION SEMI-FINALS Oct. 1. The comic’s last chance to make it to the big-time audience. The pool of 10 contestants will be busting out their funniest seven minutes in a last ditch attempt. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West

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SONOMA COUNTY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Oct. 18–Dec. 13. The SCJFF returns for its 15th year of showcasing Jewish life the world over, this year co-presented by KJZY. Films show at the Sixth Street Playhouse (52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa). 707.528.4222. LAUGH WITH WILL DURST: CARTOONIST IN WORDS Oct. 20. America’s leading political satirist takes aim at everything from Michele Bachmann to gay marriage, leaving no joke unturned. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 8pm. $40–$80. 415.455.5882. SUMMER JAZZ AT SEASONS Oct. 22. Live jazz performance paired with wine. Red with jazz of the ’20s; white with contemporary, of course. Presented by Seattle saxophonist Anton Schwartz. Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza St., Healdsburg. Free. 4–6pm. 707.431.2222. VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Oct. 27. Founded in 1469 by Emperor Maximilian I, the sings everything

from traditional Austrian waltzes to bubblegum pop tunes in their distinctive angelic tone. Come at 6:30pm for the pre-show discussion and reception. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $10–$45. 707.546.3600. FASHION AT THE VINEYARDS Oct. 28. Benefiting the Boys and Girls Club Valley of the Moon in Sonoma, this annual catwalk showcases some of the hottest designers on the west coast. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma. 5–9pm. Free. 707.938.8544. GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS Oct. 28. The mysticism of the East combined with unbelievable flexibility makes for an unforgettable experience. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 6:30pm. $19–$35. 707.546.3600. HANSEL AND GRETEL Oct. 28 and 30. This colorful reproduction of the classic staged by the Golden Gate Opera is sure to provide classy family entertainment that doesn’t involve walking the streets after dark when the witches are out. Marin Center Showcase Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 7pm on Oct. 28; 3pm on Oct. 30. $15–$45. 415.455.5882. JEFF BECK Oct. 31. The Grammywinning guitarist returns to Santa Rosa for the first time in 10 years, right on the heels of a new album, a world tour and his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark Springs West Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $49–$89. 707.546.3600.

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“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC Nov. 7. Thought parody songs were only for the ’90s? Think again! Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark Springs West Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $35–$58. 707.546.3600 JACKSON BROWNE Nov. 9. On his solo acoustic career, Jackson Browne brings with him decades of singing, songwriting and performance experience. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 8pm. $45. 415.499.6800. MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLÁN Nov. 11. One of the finest mariachi ensembles in the world. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville. 8pm. $35–$55. 707.944.1300.

FANTASTIQUE Pink Martini dazzles the Marin Center on Nov. 17 and the

Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Nov. 19.

versed in all of Cuba’s classic dance styles: Mambo, Rumba, Cha Cha, reggae and hip hop. Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags. 8pm. $20-$30. 415.499.6800. HOSPICE BY THE BAY’S ANNUAL BALL 2011 Nov. 5. Celebrating 35 years of care, the hospice puts on its annual gala. Live auction, live music, and lively dancing make this night one to remember. Marin Center Exhibition Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 6pm. $250. 415.526.5500. THE 13TH ANNUAL FOOD & WINE AFFAIR Nov. 5–6. Russian River Wine Road gathers 89 local wineries for another delicious extravaganza. Disregard the unlucky number 13 and nab early tickets starting on Sept. 15. They sell out. Various locations

in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valley. 11am–4pm each day. $30–$70. 800.723.6336. IRA GLASS Nov. 6. The creator of This American Life talks about how his influential show came into existence. He’ll tell the funniest stories from the show so far, speak on the direction the show is going and how he plans to change broadcast journalism. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark Springs West Road, Santa Rosa. 8 pm. $30-$45. 707.546.3600 MARIN SYMPHONY Nov. 6 and 8. The second concert in the Marin Symphony’s 59th season, this event unveils a concerto by Kenji Bunch played by soloist Monica Ohuchi. The orchestra will finish with Mahler’s Symphony no. 1. Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium,

LISA LAMPANELLI Nov. 11. The “Queen of Mean” returns. Don’t go unless you’re ready for a sizeable dose of bile, which Lampanelli doles out freely. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark Springs West Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $43. 707.546.3600. BRIAN REGAN Nov. 13. A versatile comedian who’s toured in over 80 countries, Brian Regan balances wit with slapstick quite well. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 8pm. $40. 415.499.6800. MOMIX: BOTANICA Nov. 16. The Wall Street Journal called this mixture of ballet, light show and illusion “visual splendor and theatrical magic.” While this Cirque du Soleil of dance refuses to define itself as one thing, Botanica it will surely be surprising and visually spectacular. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark Springs West Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $10–$45. 707.546.3600.

DAVID SEDARIS Nov. 16. The legendary NPR humorist and author reads stories about smoking, performance art, being naked and animals. Rumor has it that if children attend, he’ll give them gifts. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 8 pm. $42. 415.499.6800. STEPHEN STILLS Nov. 17. The only artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in a single night, once for the Buffalo Springfield and once for Crosby, Stills and Nash. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. 8 pm. $55–$75. 707.226.7372. PINK MARTINI Nov. 17 and 19. Pink Martini bills itself as playing “music of the world without being world music.” They abandon the clichés of music that’s supposed to appeal to everyone and instead play all genres, from jazz to Russian classical. Nov. 17 at the Marin Center (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael; 8pm; $45–$65; 415.499.6800) and Nov. 19 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa; 8pm; $25–$85; 707.545.4200). ARTISANO Nov. 18–19. This third annual celebration of food, wine and the arts is a real gem of a walkaround, eat-around, look-around afternoon, featuring high-quality crafts, boutique wineries and really a quite stunning amount of food. Held outside at the Vintners Inn/ John Ash & Co. and benefits Slow Food North County. 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. Noon–5pm. $45–$75. 707.575.7350. DANA CARVEY Nov. 19. Carvey is still going strong after years at SNL, where he created the Church Lady and Hans of Hans and Franz, two of the show’s most memorable characters. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark Springs West Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $39–$69. 707.546.3600.

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Empire Eye Doctors Medical Group Our professional staff at Empire Eye Doctors would love to extend a warm welcome to all who want to experience a high level of family eye care, located in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa. Our practice is family owned and operated dating back to the early 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when Vernon F. Lightfoot, M.D. began his practice in Santa Rosa, CA.

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When Vernon F. Lightfoot, M.D. retired, the practice was then continued by his two sons Dan R. Lightfoot, M.D. and David V. Lightfoot, M.D who have special interests in retina, glaucoma, cataracts and intraocular implants. They soon established a reputation as leaders in the optometric community taking on the name Empire Eye Doctors Medical Group, Inc. and established an Optical Department that features Licensed Opticians, an in house lab and hundreds of Designer Frames. In order to provide complete service to their patients and customers they have extended their practice to include:

Retinal Specialist: Edward L. Feldman, M.D. Low Vision Specialist: Janet M. Caddell, O.D. Contact Lens Specialists: Stewart I Wolfe, O.D. and Susan E.Hewlett, O.D.

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Visit Incredible Canine and be a responsible pet owner. Your new relationship with your dog will be based on love and mutual respect. They offer free evaluations and guaranteed results. Mention the Bohemian for $50 off Doggie Boot Camp.

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Community, a relaxed pace and fine food have always been part of our lives together. David was an international environmental consultant, Susan a psychotherapist; we returned to Sonoma County in 2007 to raise our daughter, Mileva. We’d talked for years of combining David’s love of chocolate with Susan’s passion for tea; we wanted our shop in Sebastopol. We stumbled into the chance to buy the Infusions teahouse; we grabbed it (ask us about the story when you come in, if you'd like). The Infusions values reflect ours: community centered; relaxed pace; 100% organic teas; organic meals; and personal service. We use local ingredients as much as possible in our meals and chocolates. You can watch us make chocolates in the teahouse. See why we’re told we make the best hummus around. Try our new gourmet cookies and desserts. We display art by local artists. We continue to expand our line of award-winning truffles and melt-in-your-mouth caramels—try our new Tequila Lime truffle and Gingerbread Caramel.

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Louis Thomas is fine men's clothing on a first name basis. For over 60 years we have specialized in bringing customers stylish and well made gentleman's apparel. Louis Thomas hand selects casually-elegant apparel that fits your bay area lifestyle. We offer select garments for work, play, and formal occasions. We also create made-to-measure suits and custom dress shirts built just for you with a wide variety of gentlemanly accessories.


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The week’s events: a selective guide

THIS IS THE TALE After ‘SNL,’ is Michael Bolton cool again? Find out on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Wells Fargo Center. See Concerts, p38.

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When I was a kid, Shields and Yarnell ruled the school. I’d do that “trapped in a box and can’t get out” routine on a disturbingly regular basis. But make no mistake, the 52-year-old San Francisco Mime Troupe won’t be doing any of that silly stuff when they bring 2012: The Musical to Mill Valley. “We are satirists seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life,” they declare; see them on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Mill Valley Community Center. 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 6:30pm. Free. 415.285.1717.

When Invisibl Skratch Piklz first started coming up in the Bay Area, minds nationwide were blown. It was turntablism at its finest—three incredibly talented dudes spinning and scratching records and creating sounds never heard before in live performances that were like a force of nature. DJ Shortkut was one of the collective’s members, alongside DJ Qbert and Mixmaster Mike. He brings his legendary and fiery record-scratching skills to Juke Joint on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 10pm. $7. 707.829.7300.

Baseball season is starting to wind down, making early September the perfect time to reflect on America’s favorite pastime. ‘Talkin’ Baseball’ brings together Mark Ibañez, sports director at KTVU Channel 2, and the San Francisco Giants’ Nate Schierholtz, Brandon Crawford and Tim Flannery to talk about the Giants’ season as the 2010 World Champions. Bring a camera, because photos can also be taken with the illustrious World Series trophy on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Lincoln Theater. 100 California Drive, Yountville. 6:30pm. $39–$100. 707.944.9900.

If the only reason you’re headed to the Sausalito Art Festival is for the live music, you’re in for a treat: you’ve got to walk through rows and rows of world-class art to get to the main stage. I know—you just want to see Men Without Hats, Edgar Winter, the Human League, Kenny Loggins, Montrose or the Smithereens, right? Just make sure to check out the hundreds of oils, sculptures, watercolors, pastels and mixed-media along the way on Saturday–Monday, Sept. 3–5, at Marinship Park, Sausalito. 10am–6pm. $15-$25. 415.332.3555.

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hakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wizardly Prospero becomes a vengeful inventor tinkering with dangerous electrical forces as the Bardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s island fantasy is transformed into a steampunk, sciďŹ extravaganza. Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth are a pair of vaudeville wannabes aiming at making a killing on the burlesque circuit in an unconventional rethinking of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bloody epic. A whole series of monsters, man-made and otherwise, spring to life in separate stage productions.

These are just the tip of the lighting rod this fall as the local theater scene explodes after a long, not-so-hot summer doing pretty much nothing but Shakespeare. Funny, then, that Shakespeare is

still leading the parade, with a pair of audacious adaptations sure to inspire conversationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and a fair share of thrills and chills. Already up and running is Marin Shakespeare Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tempestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (through Sept. 25; www.marinshakespeare.org), directed by the ever-inventive Jon Tracy. Using Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s text verbatim, Tracy has recast Prospero as an outcast turn-of-thecentury entrepreneur, creator of the mysterious Ariel Coil, a power source that develops a mind of its own just as its creator ďŹ nds a way to wreak vengeance on those whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve betrayed him. Staged with dazzling retro-future visuals and plenty of electromagnetic pizzazz, this risky romp through one of the Bardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-loved plays looks to be one of the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more daring bits of theater. Local playwright Merlyn Q. Sell (Circus Acts), working with Santa Rosaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Actors Basement (www.facebook.com/actorsbasement), presents her new opus transplanting the tale of Macbeth into the world of 19thcentury American show business. Exuberantly titled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Act M: At the Palace Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Only,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original play is mere subtext for the cleverly conceived, darkly comic confection (Oct. 28-Nov. 5). Tales of horror and fantasy are big this fall, with the trend continuing in October as the Independent Eye brings its eccentric and appropriately poetic take on Mary Shelleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the studio at Sixth Street Playhouse (Oct. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30; www.independenteye.com). The production created by Elizabeth Fuller and Conrad Bishop is described as employing a combination of actors, puppets, music and theatrical effects. At the Imaginists Theater Collective, a very different tale of supernatural birth arrives this October with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Golem,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; based on the timeless 16th-century story of the strange creature fashioned of clay and brought to life by a Czechoslovakian rabbi with

miraculous powers (Oct. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22; www.theimaginists.org). The classic horror epics continue at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, where director Gene Abravaya brews up an atmospheric and tunefully macabre staging of Leslie Bricusseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jekyll & Hyde: The Musicalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Oct. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30; www.spreckelsonline.com). Even more creepy-crawly onstage pleasures lie in wait this fall, including Narrow Way Stage Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Tracy Lettsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mind-bending â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bugâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at Spreckels (opens Oct. 21; www.narrowwaystage.com), Peter Cooper directing Agatha Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s murderous masterpiece â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ten Little Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the Raven Players (Oct. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 6; www.ravenplayers.com) and Marin Theater Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supernatural fairy tale for adults, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bellwetherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (Oct. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30; www.marintheatre.org). Though not technically horror or fantasy, the swashbuckling adventure â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; promises to provide many of the same pinsand-needles, edge-of-your-seat qualities as the aforementioned supernatural offerings. Subtitled Tales of an 18th Century Hitman, Robert Caiselyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rousing tale of the gun-toting, sword-slashing antihero Will Carewâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;oft sentenced to death but imbued with a strong sense of justiceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has its West Coast premiere on Sixth Street Playhouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main stage (Sept. 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 23; www.6thstreetplayhouse.com). And for those who prefer their Gothic dramas to have a little more Southern ďŹ&#x201A;avor, Cinnabar Theater delivers Beth Henleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outrageous comedy-drama â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Crimes of the Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; under the direction of Sheri Lee Miller (Oct. 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 6; www.cinnabartheater.org), and the Ross Valley Players bring back the beloved drama-mystery â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;To Kill a Mockingbird,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; directed by James Dunn (Nov. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 11; www.rossvalleyplayers.com). The North Bay may be about to become ground zero for murder, mayhem and monstrosities of nature, but for local audiences, our theaters wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be all that scaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; just really, really fun.


TESLA TRESSES Kirsten Dunst is a standout this fall in Lars von Trier’s newest.

Fun with Popcorn Fall films contain plenty of highlights BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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t’s an avant-garde allstars game this fall as the cinema scene sees new movies by the late Raoul Ruiz, Lars von Trier, Pedro Almodóvar, Steven Soderbergh and Gus Van Sant. Tarsem Singh, the gilded, berserk post-Michael Powell fantasy-maker that he is, directs ‘Immortals’ (Nov. 11), an art deco tale of ancient Theseus and the minotaur. Ruiz’s perfumed, voluptuous ‘Mysteries of Lisbon’ (fall) should be a remarkable sign-off from a protean talent. October is packed with film festivals: the Mill Valley Film Festival (Oct. 6–11) will have its schedule announced Sept. 13, the day before the Santa Rosa Film Festival opens (Sept. 14–20) and a

month before the Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival (Oct. 18). October coincides with the World Series, which makes the release of ‘Moneyball’ (Sept. 23) timely. Meanwhile . . . cancer? We’ve got it. Van Sant’s ‘Restless’ (Sept. 30) stars Mia Wasikowska as a moribund who cheers up a downbeat young guy (Henry Hopper). ‘50/50’ (Sept. 30) has the reliable Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick) as a newly diagnosed patient facing a prognosis of even odds, with the help of Seth Rogen. Catastrophes? Also set. First is Steven Soderbergh’s presumably pocket-sized approach to plague in ‘Contagion’ (Sept. 9). Worlds collide in von Trier’s most entertaining and melodrama-free work, ‘Melancholia’ (November). An encircled bride (Kirstin Dunst) fights off her family and a rogue planet wobbles into a “dance of death” with Earth; it’s

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cosmic, cryptic and gorgeous. In the very promising ‘Take Shelter’ (Sept. 2), a blue-collar foreman (Michael Shannon) estranges himself from his wife (Tree of Life’s own Eve, Jessica Chastain) with his obsessive preparations for the mother of all tornadoes. On the subject of slightly smaller-scale catastrophe (namely, the U.S. electoral system) is George Clooney’s scandal-drama ‘The Ides of March’ (Oct. 14). Horror? Got that, too, with Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’ (fall). Meanwhile, Jim Sheridan’s ‘Dream House’ (Sept. 30) tells of a couple (Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz) who move into one of those New England murder houses. For utter spine-chill factor, see if you can stand up to Sept. 23’s ‘Dolphin Tale,’ the true story of a prosthetically aided porpoise who revenges himself on his cruel tormentors. Of the usual reprises and redos, the most dismaying is Rod Lurie’s screamingly unnecessary new version of 1971’s Straw Dogs (Sept. 16). Happily, ‘Killer Elite’ (Sept. 23) is not another Peckinpah remake but rather an adaptation of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Feather Men, starring Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. Meanwhile in sequels and remakes, a new ‘Footloose’ and a third version of ‘The Thing’ (both Oct. 14), ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ and a 3D ‘Three Musketeers’ by Paul W. S. Anderson. Then ‘Johnny English Reborn’ (Oct. 28), ‘A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas’ (very funny previews, actually). We’ll see Shrek sequel ‘Puss in Boots’ (Nov. 4). Reheated emo vamps or tap-dancing penguins, your choice: ‘Happy Feet 2’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 1)’ (both Nov. 18). One film that makes all this recycling bearable: Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) taking on John Le Carre’s ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,’ previously filmed in 1979 with Alec Guinness. This time, Gary Oldman is smallerthan-life master spy George Smiley, playing a deadly game of whack-a-mole.

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The Debt (R; 114 min.) English remake of 2007 Israeli suspense film about Mossad agents who learn mission 30 years earlier to bring a Nazi war criminal to justice may not have been successful after all. Stars Helen Mirren. (NB)

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R; 100 min.) Shy girl at dad’s mansion unwittingly opens a gate to goblins in this remake of the classic ’73 TV movie. Cowritten by Guillermo del Toro. (NB)

Sarah’s Key (R; 111 min.) French drama follows a journalist uncovering the secrets of an inherited house, where, nearly 70 years earlier, a young girl attempted to save her brother from the Vel’ d’hiv Roundup of 1942, when French authorities turned over thousands of Parisian Jews to the Nazis. With Kristen Scott Thomas. (NB)

Saving Private Perez (PG-13; 105 min.) Comedy import from Mexico about a drug lord whose mom makes him rescue a brother lost in war-torn Iraq. (NB) Shark Night (R; 91 min.) Late-summer blood and boobs for teens in thriller about young friends fun weekend ruined by sharks in a lake (note to self: check Wikipedia). In 3D, of course. (NB)

ALSO PLAYING The Change-Up (R; 112 min.) It’s Freaky Friday revisited in comedy starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds as friends who switch bodies after peeing in a magical fountain. Really. (NB)

Colombiana (PG-13; 105 min.) Luc Besson produces and Olivier Megaton (Transporter) directs this action-thriller about foxy hitwoman Cataleya (Zoe Saldana), on the hunt for the gangster who killed her parents all those years ago. (NB) Conan the Barbarian (R; 95 min.) Promising to bear no relation to the 1982 turkey starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, this reboot pictures the barbarian as a young man, avenging the destruction of his people. Jason Momoa (Stargate) stars. (NB) Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13; 118 min.) Exactly what you think. Based on the 2006 graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and starring Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig and Sam Rockwell. Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directs. (NB) Crazy Stupid Love (PG-13; 128 min.) After Steve Carrell’s idyllic marriage unravels, he takes love advice from single pal Ryan Gosling. Hey, that looks like The Graduate’s movie poster! (NB)

Fright Night (R; 106 min.) Remake of the 1985 Halloween-rental fave about a teen who’s the only one certain his new creepy neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Screenplay by Marti Noxon, co-writer, co-producer for Buffy! (NB)

The Future (NR; 91 min.) The newest from quirkster Miranda July about an L.A. couple who set out to fulfill their dreams before adopting a sickly cat who’ll sap their freedom. (NB) The Guard (PG-13; 96 min.) Buddy-cop crime comedy stars Brendan Gleeson as the eccentric cop and Don Cheadle as the sober FBI agent who take on international drug smugglers in Ireland. (NB) The Help (PG-13; 137 min.) Drama about African American maids in the South at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement is based on Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling debut novel. (NB)

Our Idiot Brother (R; 95 min.) Upbeat, New Agey, hippie-nouveau Ned (Paul Rudd) comes home to live with the family after some trouble with the law in new comedy costarring Elizabeth Banks, Steve Coogan, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. (NB) Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13; 105 min.) If there are two words that sum up Rupert Wyatt’s film, they are “strangely plausible.” At Genesis, a Bay Area genetic tech lab of about 2012 or so, scientist Will Rodman (Palo Alto’s own James Franco) is working on a cure for Alzheimer’s. When a superintelligent baby lab chimp named Caesar (Andy Serkis) is ordered to be destroyed, Will brings him home to his Peninsula home, and a San Francisco Zoo veterinarian (Freida Pinto) helps him raise the critter. Wyatt shines in final part, bringing in images of urban rebellion that have as much Zeitgeist as the first Apes movie did in 1968. Like the J. J. Abrams remake of Star Trek, this isn’t a demolition job but a handsomely done renovation of an old property. (RvB)

The Smurfs (PG; 109 min.) Evil wizard (Hank Azaria) chases the blue things out of their village, sending them into the arms of Neil Patrick Harris. Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Katy Perry and Paul Reubens add their voices. (NB)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG; 89 min.) Most of the gang are back in this fourth installment of Richard Rodriguez’s pet project, and the first since 2003. The kids, though (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara), aren’t so much kids anymore. (NB)

30 Minutes or Less (R; 83 min.) Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) co-stars with Aziz Ansari in this comedy about a pizzadelivery guy forced into a night of crime by a pair of criminal wannabes. From the director of Zombieland. (NB) Night, which opened Toy Story 3. At the Rafael Center and Summerfield Cinemas. (RvB)

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McNear’s Dining House Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner BBQ • Pasta • Steak SAT 9/3 • 8:00PM DOORS • $18 • 21+ LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE BAND

ZEPPARELLA PLUS THE KEHOE NATION FRI 9/9 • 7:30PM DOORS • $13 ADV/$15 DOS • 18+ SUBLIME TRIBUTE BAND

40 OZ TO FREEDOM SUBLIME TRIBUTE SUN 9/11 • 8:00PM DOORS • $19 ADV/$21 DOS • 21+ ACOUSTIC PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TIM REYNOLDS & TR3 PLUS MARCUS EATON THUR 9/15 • 7:00PM DOORS • $21 • 21+ BLUES

JOE LOUIS WALKER PLUS JOHN LEE HOOKER JR SAT 9/17 • 7:30PM DOORS • $21 ADV/$26 DOS • 21+ PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND

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MARK HUMMEL’S BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUT ROD PIAZZA, LAZY LESTER & LITTLE CHARLIE BATY No Children Under 10 Allowed For All Ages Shows

23 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma

707-765-2121 www.mcnears.com

SONOMA COUNTY Michael Bolton It’s like you’re in the dentist’s office, but live and in your face! Sep 3 at 8. $45-$85. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Chris Botti A velvet trumpet tone made for reveling. Sep 4 at 5pm. $50$85. Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg. 707.869.1595.

Breakestra One of the original retro-funk ensembles and still one of the best close out Cloverdale’s Friday Night Live. Sep 2 at 7. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale. 707.894.4410.

DJ Shortkut Legendary turntablist from Invisibl Skratch Piklz gets bodies moving in rare North Bay appearance. Sep 1 at 10. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Space Rock Invasion Prog into the fourth dimension with Nektar, Brainticket and Huw Lloyd Langton, original guitarist for Hawkwind! Sep 1 at 8. $20. Last Day Saloon, 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

MARIN COUNTY BBQ on the Lawn Every Sun at 4. Sep 5, Charlie Musselwhite, Ron Thompson & Resistors. Rancho Nicasio, Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Downtown Days on the Novato Green Rock over Novato, rock on the green. Sep 3, Lucky Dog. City Council Greens, 901 Sherman Ave, Novato.

Scott Hamilton Jazz saxophonist swings with Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Harold Jones and Jackie Ryan. Aug 31 at 7:30. $25-$50. Horizons Restaurant, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.331.3232.

NAPA COUNTY Kenny Loggins Napa becomes a highway to the danger zone when the

undisputed champ of easy listening tunes comes in for a smooth landing. Sep 4 at 7:00. $65-$80. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Napa City Nights Sep 2, Johnny Smith Group, Buckeye Knoll, Napa College Jazz Band. Veterans Memorial Park, Third and Main, Napa.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY A’Roma Roasters Sep 2, Ken Risling & Avery Risling-Sholl. Sep 3, ThreeLegged Sister. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Arlene Francis Theater Sep 3, Odd Bird, John Courage & Great Plains, You Are Plural, Preservation, Painted Animals (see Concerts). 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine Sep 1, Marshall, Bolt & Harr. Sep 3, Luv Handles. First Sun, Fresh (LGBT night). Tues at 7, ladies’ limelight open mic. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

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Girlyman Folk-based, harmony-rich LGBT-friendly band from Brooklyn. Lucy Wainwright Roche opens. Sep 4 at 8. Studio E, address provided with tickets, rural Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.net.

Guerneville Music on the Plaza Live summer music series. Sep 1, Fargo Brothers. Downtown Guerneville Plaza, 16201 First St Guerneville.

Odd Bird Indigo children birth crystalline thought-poems and utopian hymns to godself. With John Courage, Painted Animals, You Are Plural and food by Born & Raised. Sep 3 at 7. $8-$10. Arlene Francis Theater, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Oyster & Fog Festival Slurp a mollusk and boogie to Tiny Television, Easy Leaves, Stratospheres, and Old Jawbone. Sep 4 at noon. $15. Rocker Oysterfeller’s, 14415 Hwy 1, Valley Ford. 707.876.1983.

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Flamingo Lounge

DIN N E R & A SHOW

Sep 2, Pockett Change. Sep 3, Reed Froman Band. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

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Gaia’s Garden Every Tues, Jim Adams (jazz guitar). 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Jasper O’Farrell’s Sep 7, Brainstorm with Dr. Dylon, Ini & Mose. Sun, Open Mic. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Lagunitas Tap Room Aug 31, Mad Maggies. Sep 1, Friends of the River. Sep 2, Windshield Cowboys. Sep 3, Beso Negro. Sep 4, Artifacts. Sep 5, Danny Rowan & Bar Association, Rowan Brothers, Smokehouse Gamblers. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon Every Wed at 7, North Bay Hootenanny’s Pick-Me-Up Revue. Sep 2, Kings and Crooks, Simoom, Nescience, Names in Numbers. Sep 3, Piece of My Heart. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Main Street Station Aug 31, Greg Hester. Sep 1, Susan Sutton. Sun, Kit Mariah’s open mic. Sep 6, Greg Hester. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Medlock-Ames Winery Sep 3, Boots Munson. 13414 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.8845.

Murphy’s Irish Pub Sep 1, Rhythm Cats. Sep 2, Sonoma Mountain Band. Sep 3, Andrew Freeman. Sep 6, Adam Traum & Traumatics. 464 First St, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Petaluma’s Odd Bird redefine a classic genre

North Light Books & Cafe Sep 1, Beat Meters. 550 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.4300.

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Sept 5

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE RON THOMPSON

Legendary Harmonica Wizard

& THE RESISTORS Real Blues Rock Gates at 3pm, Music at 4pm

Sept 10

SHANA MORRISON

A Sultry Summer Evening 8:30pm

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STOMPY JONES

The Coolest Swing 8:30pm

415.662.2219

On the Town Square, Nicasio www.ranchonicasio.com

This is the new folk music, which many refer to as indie-folk. (It’s really just folk. Music can be cool and not be labeled “indie,” people, it’s OK.) In keeping with Odd Bird’s name, it’s also informed by a lateral vision of the natural world. “It’ll Be Okay,” from Smith, features Allred on flute and haunting vocals, singing, “Shed your skin like a rattlesnake to become your very own snowflake.” Allred lets the music breathe, allowing the band (with Nagler’s brother Ephraim, Jef Overn, Dan Ford and John Palmer) to shine. This can be a dangerous move when the music isn’t strong enough, but the bed upon which Odd Bird’s instrumentals lie is made of goose-down—synthetic, of course. This music screams comfort, it doesn’t scream guilt, and it wouldn’t want to potentially harm any of its innocent avian friends. Odd Bird play a record-release show for Smith on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 8pm. $8–$10. 707.528.3009.—Nicolas Grizzle

Sep 1, Steve Dugeon & Dungeness Crabbs. 18615 Sonoma Hwy, Ste 110, Sonoma. 707.938.7587.

Fresh, Original Songs and Grooves Gates at 3pm, Music at 4pm

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Odd Bird’s brand-new debut album, Smith, feels timeless right off the bat. Singer and songwriter Ashley Allred floats her vocals, layered in harmony with Judah Nagler (of the Velvet Teen), over acoustic guitar, snare drum, bass, mandolin, lap steel, accordion, banjo and an ever-present autoharp. To understand this music is to understand that autoharp is an underappreciated sound.

Olde Sonoma Public House

CAFÉ R&B VOLKER STRIFLER BAND

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Mystic Theatre Sep 3, Zepparella, Kehoe Nation. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

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What the Folk?

JEB BRADY ’S BAND

R&B and Blues 8:00pm / No Cover

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Hopmonk Tavern Thurs, Juke Joint with DJ Shortkut, Deezlee, J Riggs, Mr Element (see Concerts). Sep 2, Lagos Roots. Sep 3, Simoom, Yeibichai, Our Vinyl Vows, 26 MPH. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. Tues, open mic. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Outdoor Dining 7 Days A Week Reservations Advised

Lunch & Dinner Sat & Sun Brunch

Phoenix Theater Sep 2, Absolute Zero, Push, Opus Day, Fate on Impulse, Euphoria. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. ) 707.762.3565.

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Rio Nido Roadhouse

Aug 31, Joan Getz & the Jazz Cats. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Sep 3, Unauthorized Rolling Stones. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Riverside Bistro Every Fri at 6, Peter Welker Sextet (jazz). 54 E Washington St, Petaluma. 707.773.3200.

The Rocks Fri-Sat, Top 40 DJs hosted by DJ Stevie B. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.782.0592.

Russian River Brewing Co Sep 4, E Minor & Dirty Diamonds. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Studio E Sep 4, Girlyman, Lucy Wainwright Roche (see Concerts). Address provided with tickets, rural Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.net.

Truett-Hurst Vineyard Sep 3, Taylor Brown. Sep 4, Metaphor 345. 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg. 707.433.9545.

The Zoo

LIGHTING • KITCHEN TOOLS • ARCHITECTURAL • GLASS

Every Sun, Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunday School. 527 Barham Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.542.0980. • FURNITURE • FRUIT LABELS • GARDEN ANTIQUES •

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Great Prices! Coffee too!

Antique Society 2661 Gravenstein Hwy So. (Hwy 116) on Sebastopol’s Antique Row Open daily! 707 829.1733 www. AntiqueSociety .com

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Station House Cafe Sep 2, Joshua Smith Jazz Trio. Sep 4, New Copasetics. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Peri’s Silver Dollar Sep 1, Acacia Collective. Sep 2, Cole Tate Band. Sep 3, Miracle Mule. Sep 4, Blues Jam. Every Mon, acoustic open mic. Sep 6, Agents of Change. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Saylor’s Landing Sep 4, Dale Polissar and Bart Hopkins. Sep 5, Eugene Shilin. 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.6161.

Sleeping Lady Sep 1, Danny Uzilevsky. Sep 2, Beso Negro. Sep 6, Emma Lee Project. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Smiley’s

NAPA COUNTY Downtown Joe’s Sep 1, Maple Station Express. Sep 2, Charles Wheal Band. Sep 3, Fish Out of Water. Sep 4, Scientific Salsa Project. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Oxbow Public Market Fri at 6:30, Rennea Couttenye and Marcelo Puig. Tues at 6, Locals Night. 610 First St, Napa.

Rainbow Room Fri-Sat at 10, DJ dancing. Sun, Salsa Sundays. 806 Fourth St, Napa. 707.252.4471.

Silo’s

Aug 31, Midnight on the Water. Sun, open mic. Mon, reggae. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Sep 1, Daline Jones Group. Sep 2, Sandy & Richard Riccardi. Sep 3, Terry Bradford. Sep 4, Jazz Cartel. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Southern Pacific Smokehouse

Uptown Theatre

Wed, Philip Claypool and friends. Sep 1, Mari Mack, Living Like Kings. Sep 2, New Rising Sons. Sep 3, Other Stones. Sep 4, David Gans. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.899.9600.

Sep 4, Kenny Loggins (see Concerts). 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Uva Trattoria Wed, Gentlemen of Jazz. Sun, James and Ted. 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.

MARIN COUNTY 142 Throckmorton Theatre Sep 2, Peace Train (Cat Stevens tribute). Sep 3, House of Floyd (PInk Floyd tribute). 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Bolinas Museum Sep 4, Blue the Fluteman & Todd Pickering. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

San Francisco’s City Guide

Rappin’ 4-Tay He’s still rollin’ in the playaz club! With Michael Marshall, Equipto and full live band. Sep 2 at Yoshi’s SF.

George’s Nightclub

Archers of Loaf

Wed, standup comedy (see Comedy). Sep 2, Az/Dz. Sep 3, About Face. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Eric Bachmann brings back ’90s indie heroes for a string of reunion shows. Sep 2-3 at Great American Music Hall.

Fader Fest 2011

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Djs Qbert, D-Styles and Shortkut in the cut with the Bangerz, Shiftee, and others. Sep 3 at Mezzanine.

Aug 31, Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Givers

Nickel Rose Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri, DJ dance. 848 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.5551.

19 Broadway Club Sep 2, Pressure Buss Pipe, Mystic Man & Lakay. Sep 3, Soul Pie. Sep 4 at 2, Cathey Cotten & Elliot’s Evil Plan; at 9, Cambo & Life, Browse & Cyberclops, Taylor P. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

High-energy live band drawing from afro-pop and indie influences for full-on fun. Sep 7 at the Rickshaw Stop.

Hanson Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm-bop! Sep 7 at the Regency Ballroom.

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Autumn Notes

North Bay music to ring in the rain BY GABE MELINE

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.B. King and Buddy Guy aren’t just the best headliners the Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival (Sept. 24-25) has had in years, they’re also an example of the longtime legends who, lucky for us, return to the North Bay perennially. This fall season boasts everyone from jazz survivor Herbie Hancock (Sept. 18, Wells Fargo Center) to indie-rock progenitors the Pixies (Nov. 20, Uptown Theatre), with a little bit of country survivor Wynonna Judd thrown in for good bootscootin’ measure (Nov. 8, Lincoln Theatre). When Herbie Hancock was here last, he regaled the crowd with a song he hadn’t played live in 25 years—“Rockit,” the earlyturntablist fusion breakdance anthem. Expect similar crossover

from jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour (Sept. 17, Napa Valley Opera House) and, to a lesser degree, recent Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding (Oct. 2, Uptown Theatre). Spalding, who has successfully crossed over out of the jazz world with the large help of Starbucks, has got a marvelous hairdo to rival that of Diana Ross, who stops in for a diva show to end all diva shows (Sept. 17, Marin Center). And speaking of glamour, there’s two chances to catch quasiglobetrotting ensemble Pink Martini (Nov. 17, Marin Center; Nov. 19; Grace Pavilion), who continue to receive rave reviews even with the temporary hiatus of lead vocalist China Forbes. Rock legends abound, with the Last Day Saloon hosting recent box-set grantees UFO (Sept. 15) and Mr. Playin’ It Straight himself, Pat Travers (Oct. 8). Lindsey Buckingham, the poor soul who has been stuck with a not-veryfunny SNL skit, plays in Napa (Oct. 25, Uptown Theatre) just before guitar wizard Jeff Beck

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flies through with three shows (Oct 31, Wells Fargo Center; Nov 1-2, Uptown Thatre). And though they may not be in the Cleveland Hall of Fame, they’re our own legends, like it or not: barf-metal act Skitzo celebrates 30 years of regurgitation this year (Oct. 8, Phoenix Theater). A strong indie-rock double bill of Band of Horses and Brett Netson brings the bearded out of the woodwork (Sept. 9, Uptown Theater), while Dawes and Blitzen Trapper give a virtual encore a month later (Oct. 7, Mystic Theater). Ryan Adams, whose career has been a rollercoaster to say the least, plays a completely sold-out show (Oct. 15, Uptown Theater), while the almighty Pixies hold the record for quickest ticket sales (Nov. 20, Uptown Theatre)— the Napa stop of their Doolittle Tour was sold out in minutes. While the grizzled countrymusic patriarch Merle Haggard returns (Sept. 30, Uptown Theatre), many young-uns swim in his wake. Son Volt’s Jay Farrar glides onto the stage with a voice of velvet (Sept. 9, Mystic Theatre), while Dave Alvin continues his quest to make the bandana cool again—if anyone can do it, it’s him (Sept. 15, Mystic Theatre). Jackson Browne is all over his solo set these days, with stories and spontaneity and rarely any set list (Nov. 9, Marin Center), while master storyteller Tom Russell comes back for a special intimate evening (Oct. 27, Studio E). The nimble and fleet-fingered Bruce Hornsby continues to provide examples of why he’s among the most sought-after in the business (Sept. 14, Uptown Theatre), and at the Napa Valley Opera House, two artists get up close and personal: Rickie Lee Jones (Nov. 3) and Stephen Stills (Nov. 17). Blues fans looking forward to the great B. B. King–Buddy Guy teamup can also get down and low over at the Mystic Theatre with J. L. Walker (Sept. 15) and Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Blowout (Oct. 1). And if that doesn’t work, then the hell with it—just flush all cares down the drain and go enjoy the crazy theatrics of “Weird Al” Yankovic (Nov. 7, Wells Fargo Center).


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Arts Events Galleries OPENINGS Sep 2 From 5 to 7pm. City Hall Council Chambers, “The Roseland Series,” paintings by Jamie Mitsu & Alicia Lopez de Oceguera. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010. From 6 to 8pm. Arts Guild of Sonoma, work by Sonoma Valley High School students. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

Sep 3 From 4 to 7pm. Quercia Gallery, “Reflection,” paintings and sculpture by Ron Quercia and Bobbi Jeanne Quercia. 25193 Hwy 116, Ste C, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243.

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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. Through Nov 28, “The Games Children Play.” Sep 3, “Amulet” creator Kazu Kibuishi. $5-$8. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; Sat-Sun, 10 to 5. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Sep 2-Oct 16, “Red Dot 2011: Think Twice,” mixed media by Allegra Burke, sculpture by Charlese Doiron Reinhart and photography by Jerry Takigawa. Daily, 11 to 6. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

City Hall Council Chambers Through Oct 20, “The Roseland Series,” plein air paintings of Roseland’s vibrancy by Jamie Mitsu & Alicia Lopez de Oceguera. Reception, Sep 2, 5 to 7. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Ending Sep 3, “Out There,” a landscape exhibit. Wed-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9123.

From 5 to 7pm. Sebastopol Gallery, “Art of Life,” paintings by Sterling Hoffman. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

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From 6 to 8pm. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, “Alphabet Soup,” group show juried by Kathleen Burch. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

SONOMA COUNTY Arts Guild of Sonoma Through Oct, work by Sonoma Valley High School students. Reception, Sep 2, 6 to 8. WedThurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

Buddha’s Palm Tattoo Gallery Through November, “Our Backyard Bohemia: the People and Places of Sonoma County.” Tues-Wed and FriSat, noon to 8; Sun, noon to 4. 313 North Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7256.

Through Oct 3, “California Landscapes,” “Lyrics in Color” and “Light on the Land.” 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277. Through Oct 2, “Faces of Spain,” photography by Maite Klein. Thru Oct 2. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Graton Gallery Through Oct 2, “Mixed Elements,” oil paintings and other media by Linda Ratzlaff, John Gruenwald and others. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.829.8912.

Guayaki Mate Bar Through Sep 11, “Transition Style: Art,” work by Sandy Eastoak, Nansee Greenwitch, Deborah LeSeuer, Green Greenwald, Cricket Seagall, Susandra Spicer and Sammy Nasr. 6782 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.6644.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Oct 8, works by Penny Michel and Mike Tinney. TuesFri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 1 32 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Petaluma Arts Center

paintings by Sterling Hoffman. Reception, Sep 3, 5 to 7. Open daily, 11 to 6. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

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 18, “2011 Anonymous,” 19th- and 20th-century photographs and quilts by unknown artists. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Through Sep 11, “Gertrud Parker: Artist and Collector,” and “Pat Lenz: Nobody’s Poodle.” Through Sep 25, “Artistry in Wood,” fine woodworking exhibition. TuesSun, 11 to 4. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Quercia Gallery

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Sep 1-Oct 10, “Reflection,” paintings and sculpture by Ron Quercia and Bobbi Jeanne Quercia. Reception, Sep 3, 4 to 7 pm. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 5. 25193 Hwy 116, Ste C, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Sep 25, “Clown Control,” sculpture by Carol Holtzman Fregoso. ThursMon, 11 to 6. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Through Oct 31, “Cruisin,” works by various artists. 240 North Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

MARIN COUNTY Art Works Downtown Through Sep 23, “Material at Play: New Master Works,” work by various artists. Tues-Sat, 10

to 5. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.451.8119.

Bolinas Museum Through Sep 17, “19th Annual Auction Preview Exhibition.” Auction, Sep 17. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Gallery Route One Through Sep 18, “Box Show.” Closing party and auction, Sep 18. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Marin History Museum Ongoing, “Treasures from the Vault,” local artifacts; also, “Ranching and Rockin’ at Olompali” features history of State Park; also, “Growing the Future: Farming Families of Marin.” Tues-Fri, plus second and third Sat monthly, 11 to 4. Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8538.

Marin MOCA Through Sep 25, “Streets of Hope: A Glimpse into Africa,” photography by Keven Seaver; “Shattered,” a national juried exhibition. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4, Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Sep 6-Sep 29, “Alphabet Soup,” group show juried by Kathleen Burch. Reception, Sep 6, 6 to 8. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

142 Throckmorton Theatre Through Oct, “Mill Valley at Work,” exterior photography installation by Suki Hill. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

NAPA COUNTY Bloom Salon & Art Gallery Bloom Gallery. Through Oct 2, “Inkslingers,” work by tattoo artists. Mon-Sat, 9 to 7. 1146 Main St, Napa. 707.251.8468.

Christopher Hill Gallery Ongoing, contemporary modern painting of 20th and 21st centuries. Sun-Mon and Wed-Thurs, 10 to 5:30; Fri-Sat, 10 to 7:30. 1235 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.0272.

Di Rosa Through Sep 17, “Zombie-

Renga Arts Through Sep 11, “Transition Style,” intergenerational multimedia show. Ongoing, outdoor sculpture by Patrick Amiot. 2371 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.9407.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Sep 11, “Showin’ on the River,” juried fine art mixed-media, painting and drawing show. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. Tues-Thurs and Sun, 10:30 to 6. Fri-Sat, 10:30 to 8. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.4ART.

Russian River Art Gallery Ending Sep 6, “The Sculptural World,” an altered book show. Daily, 10 to 6. 16200 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.9099.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Ending Sep 3, “Collage/ Assemblage,” a juried exhibition, and “Pop Abstract Expressionism,” work by Elliott Jeffries. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery Through Sep 24, “Art of Life,”

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Lopez, open at Santa Rosa City Hall on Sept. 2. See Openings, adjacent.

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.

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 Through Sep 11, “Discrepancy: Living Between War and Peace,” work by 25 artists. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Yo El Rey Roasting Ending Aug 31, “Africa.jpg: A Reporter’s Perspective on a Region in Transition,” photographs by Tawanda Kanhema. 1217 Washington, Calistoga. 707.942.1180.

Comedy Comics Stripped Johnny Steele, Larry “Bubbles”

Brown and host Dave Pokorny reveal the secrets of standup. Aug 31 at 7:30. $15. Main Stage West, 104 North Main St, Sebastopol.

Hats, the Smithereens, Kenny Loggins, Montrose, Human League and more. Sep 3-5. Marinship Park, Sausalito. 10am-6pm. $15-$25. 415.332.3555.

Events

Summer Nights Santa Rosa

EcoFair Marin Exhibits, presentations, live music, and a kids’ area promoting an ecologically responsible and sustainable lifestyle. Sep 4, 10 to 7. $5. Marin Fairgrounds, Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Mandala Bazaar Bazaar and lunch fundraiser for Zen Center’s mandala building project, with taiko drumming, tea ceremony, Japanese flute, archery, Aikido, and Tai Chi sword demonstrations. Sep 3, 11 to 4. Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8105.

Steve Pile Wine caves, blues-rock and homemade corndogs. Sep 3-4, 11 to 4:30. Bella Vineyards, 9711 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg.

Rumi’s Caravan Poetry, music and an auction in the Sufi mystic’s name. Sep 3 at 7:30. $25. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Sausalito Art Festival Art, art, art, as far as the eye can see, until the bay hits the dock. A stellar festival with live music by Men Without

Winetasting, outdoor dining, arts, crafts and music, Sep 3, 6 to 9. Railroad Square, Fourth and Wilson streets, Santa Rosa. 707.490.5039.

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Talkin’ Baseball San Francisco Giants Nate Schierholtz, Brandon Crawford, Tim Flannery and others in conversation with Mark Ibanez, as well as music, silent and live auctions, and guest emcee Bob Sarlatte. Sep 1 at 6:30. $19-$100. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

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Civic Center Farmers Market Sun at 10am, “Eat Local 101” 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.

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Proof House,” range of media explores zombies in pop culture. 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.


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Healdsburg Farmers Market Market and music every Sat, 9 to noon. Through Nov, market every Tues, 4 to 7. Healdsburg Farmers Market, North and Vine streets, Healdsburg. 707.431.1956.

Lunchtime in the Sculpture Garden Weekly activities and crepes every Thurs through Sep 29. Sep 1, jazz with Tom McIntyre. $5-$7. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

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Napa-based celebrity chef prepares farm-fresh menu with his Bottega crew to raise funds for farm-based environmental education program. Sep 4 at 6. $125. Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Rd, Napa. 707.224.8781.

Occidental Farmers Market Bohemian market with live music every Fri through Oct 29, 4 to dusk. Downtown Occidental, Bohemian Highway, Occidental. www.occidentalfarmersmarket. com.

Santa Rosa Farmers Markets Sat, 9 to 12. Oakmont Drive and White Oak, Santa Rosa. 707.538.7023. Wed and Sat, 8:30 to 12. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

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.

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Bay Area Discovery Museum Ongoing, “Animal Secrets.” Hands-on art, science and theater camps, art studio, tot spot and lookout cove adventure area. Wed-Thurs at 10 and 11, music with Miss Kitty. $5-$6. Fri at 11, aquarium feeding. Admission: $8-$10. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

Central Library Babytime, Tues at 10:15. Storytime for toddlers, Tues at 11. Preschool storytime, Fri at 11. Free. Central Library, Third and E streets, Santa Rosa. 707.545.0831.

Chops Teen Club Hang-out spot for Santa Rosa teens ages 12 to 20 offers art studio and class, open gym, tech lounge, cafe, recording studio and film club. Hours for high schoolers: Mon-Thurs, 3 to 9; Fri, 3 to 11; Sat and school holidays, noon to 11. For middle school kids: Mon-Fri, 3 to 7; Sat and school holidays, noon to 7. Film club meets Tues at 4. Membership, $5-$10 per year. Chops Teen Club, 509 Adams St, Santa Rosa. 707.284.2467.

Kid-Friendly Karaoke Start building your fan base early! Sat, 5 to 8. Free. Barking Dog Roasters, 201 W Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.7446.

Petaluma Library Tues at 10, storytime for ages three to five; at 3, read to a specially trained dog from PAWS for Healing. Wed at 10, babytime; at 7, evening pajama storytime in Spanish and English. Fri at 10, storytime for toddlers. Sat at 4, parent-child reading group for second- and thirdgraders. Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

St Helena Library Tues and Thurs at 7, free film series. Tues at 10:30, Wed at noon and Fri at 10, story and craft time. St Helena Library,

Conversational interviews with authors, athletes, adventurers, academics and anarchists, Wed at 7:30. Aug 31, Bob “The Geek” St. Clair of the Kezar Stadiumera San Francisco 49ers. $12$15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Sandow Birk KQED and Di Rosa pair up to present arts lecture series with topical artist. Aug 31 at 7. $10. Di Rosa, 5200 Carneros Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991, ext 27.

Science Buzz Cafe Every Thurs at 6:30, gather with scientists and amateur science fans to discuss weekly topics. Sep 1, “Powers of Ten: Tripping Through the Universe” with Fab Fred Sommer. Sep 8, “Sonoma County: Ground Water,” with geologist Gene Boudreau. Sep 15, “Barbara McClintock: Jumping Genes,” with Philip Harriman, PhD. $3 donation. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.292.5281.

Readings Book Passage Sep 1 at 7, “Thyroid Mind Power,” with Richard & Karilee Shames. Sep 6 at 7, “Come, Thief,” with Jane Hirshfield. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Hopmonk Tavern North Bay Poetry Slam. Monthly poetry performance competition. First Sun monthly at 7. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Lynmar Winery Aug 31 at 2, “Homegrown Herbs,” with Tammi Hartung. 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol. 707.829.3374.

Point Reyes Presbyterian Sep 3 at 7, “Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death, and Astonishing Afterlife,” with Philip Fradkin. 11445 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1349.

SoCo Coffee Poetry SoCoCo. Join Ed Coletti and friends for evening of poetry on the first Sat of every


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Wall Watching North Bay Museums gear up for Fall The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents “Sonido Pirata: What You Need You Have to Borrow,” running Sept. 17– Jan. 1. The artists in this exhibition channel economic and cultural resistance through appropriated sounds and images, using video, music, performance, sculpture and installation. . . . The Bolinas Museum’s annual fundraising exhibition ends with a Sept. 17 art auction. From Oct. 1–Nov. 13, the Main Gallery explores the influence of the Spanish, “Californios Costeras: La Vida Espanola del Oeste Marin 1776-1876.”. . . Manuel Neri, sculptor, painter, printmaker and member of the Bay Area figurative movement, will be honored in “Legends of the Bay Area: Manuel Neri,” running Oct. 1–Nov. 13 at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (above). . . . The Sonoma County Museum celebrates the significance of bikes of all stripes in Northern California with “Customized: The Art and History of the Bicycle,” a multimedia exhibit running Sept. 24–Feb. 5. The museum’s annual Day of the Dead installation runs Oct. 4– Nov. 4, with a central altar showcasing the lives and artistry of Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera and more. . . . “Discrepancy: Living Between War and Peace,” offers visual surveys about daily life and its connection to 9-11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through Oct. 30 at the Napa Valley Museum.—Leilani Clark

month, 7 to 9. Aug 6, Lin Marie DeVincent, Beatriz Lagos, Tom Mariani, Nancy Cavers Dougherty. Free. 1015 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.527.6434.

Theater 2012: the Musical San Francisco Mime Troupe

Origami and celebrity impersonations meet at last in humorous one-man show. Ending Sep 4. Thru Sep 4. $25-$40. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

How the Other Half Loves Comic exploration of the turbulent lives of three married couples in the 1970s. Sep 1-29. Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 3. $12$22. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

Kiss Me, Kate Classic musical comedy with timeless Cole Porter songs. Ending Sep 4; Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $15-$35. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Resurrection of Alice One-woman tribute to the power of healing. Ending Sep 4; Fri-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $15-$20. Main Stage West, 104 N Main St, Sebastopol.

Rumors Neil Simon’s classic madcap farce. Ending Sep 4; FriSat at 8, Sun at 2. $11-$23. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Seven Guitars August Wilson’s exploration of the African-American experience in the 1940s. Ending Sep 4. $34-$55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

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