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ver notice that when a person at a pleasant gathering comes up with bad news, another person tries to top that with a worse story? Soon a third person comes up with a chilling story, and by the time the fourth person gets going, the warm glow of the gathering is gone.

It’s sort of like camping when you were a kid. Just as you settled down in your sleeping bag thinking of nothing more disturbing than frogs croaking, another kid says, “You’re gonna die sometime. Did you ever think of that?” Yeah, you’d thought of that, but not recently. Dang. Nobody likes a Pollyanna, but these days, if you’re not part of the 1 percent, you’ve probably got a full plate and some serious concerns of your own that you’d like to put aside when you get together with your friends. Well, try this. After the first person finishes his “ain’t it awful” story, follow it with a feel-good story. “Hey, guys, my sister drove off with her purse on top of her car, and it fell off along Highway 12 near Calistoga Road. She drove up and down the highway looking for it but finally gave up and drove home. Would you believe it—there was her purse, hanging on the doorknob. With all the money in it and no note.” Here’s another true story from my family. “Hey you guys, my son was driving a big rig truck and it overturned as he was making a freeway exit. A bus was coming along the freeway, and a nurse riding in the bus asked the driver to stop and let her out. The bus drove on, and the nurse ran over to my son and gave him first aid.” In fact, I hope the woman behind me in the white SUV reads this. Last week I was on a two-lane road near Occidental when I pulled over to let her SUV go by. She pulled up alongside of me, and I figured I’d be hearing a blast of four-letter words. “Are you OK?” she asked. N. L. Gallop is a writer and budding playwright living in Santa Rosa. 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

An Alternative to the Norm

Rest in Peace, Ranger Rick

I’m glad to see you covering the growing movement of worker-owner businesses in our area (“By the People,” Feb. 22). This is a muchneeded alternative to what is seen as the “norm,” which is working for the business owner who’s actually focused on the stockholders of the business. That focus is on the bottom line, and if that bottom line doesn’t continue to improve, then the stockholder/investor moves on with his capital. To help improve that bottom line, jobs have been sent overseas and businesses have consolidated, displacing wage earners.

As a former Camp Meekerite and longtime acquaintance and fan of Ranger Rick, I couldn’t have possibly said it better myself (“Final Frontier,” Feb. 22). Thank you for this eloquent and highly accurate picture of the man so many of us loved.

Over the past several decades, the “worker bees” have watched their salaries stagnate as their workloads have increased to accommodate the layoffs of fellow employees. More and more of the earnings go to those who oversee the businesses in inflated salaries and obscene bonuses. Catholic Social Teachings has offered an alternative path that Father Arizmendi studied and taught to his students in Mondragon, Spain. His students founded the first factory in the mid-’40s, making small cook stoves. Since then, the cooperative movement has grown to include other factories, banks, schools, housing, markets, hospitals—a whole community based on the worker-owner concept. The Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy is another community that has been recognized as an example of a successful cooperative economy. The region has developed over time, and now, one-third of the region’s GDP is derived from cooperative enterprises. I encourage your readers to support this movement and see it as a clear alternative to what has been seen as the only source of employment. The future generations deserve better than what Wall Street has to offer.



I sailed into Bodega Bay in 1991 from my home port of Point Pleasant, N.J., took my ‘58 Harley off the boat and commenced to explore Western Sonoma County. The first locals that I met were Evelyn at the Casino in Bodega and then Rick at the Union Hotel. My meeting him was very much like Frank Dice’s description. After living for a while on the river in Forestville, then Santa Rosa, and with many encounters with this rascal, I finally moved to the Bay Area, losing touch with my favorite magical place, Occidental. I moved back to Santa Rosa a couple years ago, and was pleasantly surprised to see Ranger Rick directing traffic in “downtown” Occidental. I hadn’t seen Rick in roughly 15 years, and dammit if he not only recognized me, but shared a lot of the conversations we had long before. Since then, I’ve moved back to the Jersey Shore, and I wish I could make the memorial but can’t. The last time I saw Rick, I was hanging out at Terry Anne’s shop the Flying Turtle, and Ranger Rick says to me, “Hey, here comes ‘the man,’” just as Tom Waits walked by with his family. How appropriate!

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A Coming War? The overreach of the far right isn’t just now entering our pants—it’s always been there BY SADY DOYLE


fter a year of coordinated assaults on Planned Parenthood, “personhood” initiatives that stood to make oral contraceptives illegal and other attacks on protected sex, we have come to a bizarre moment. The war has been declared, the battle lines are drawn; “not

getting pregnant” is the new abortion. Welcome to the war on contraception. The Catholic Church’s fight to forbid insurance-provided birth control to employees of religious organizations—and the all-male panel on a House Oversight Committee hearing on contraception—has officially codified this war. But in the midst of all this, a few questions

stand out; namely, how is it in a country where 99 percent of women have used birth control that we are fighting over whether people should have access to contraceptives? How did a position this extreme and alienated from the will of the people enter the mainstream political conversation? “People are talking about, ‘Oh, the war on contraception has begun.’ It hasn’t begun,” author

Christina Page says. “What’s begun is that we finally have the agenda in its full bloom in Congress.” In her book How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America, Page argues that right-wing attacks on abortion are merely cover for a far more radical agenda. The real target of organized anti-choicers, she says, is not abortion. Abortion is simply the divisive, emotional topic used to mobilize grassroots support. The real target of the organized anti-choice movement has always been birth control. Page says she’s been recommending since 2008 that reporters ask all GOP candidates about their position on contraception. “The media wasn’t willing,” she says, “because they thought asking made them look foolish.” Fast-forward to the current day, and all current Republican presidential candidates have publicly opposed access to contraceptives. It’s worth noting how very far from the mainstream the roots of the anti-contraception movement are. Page mentions QuiverFull, a radical religious movement aligned with the Christian Patriarchy Movement (yes, they actually call themselves the Patriarchy Movement). QuiverFull believes that children are a blessing, and that to refuse such a blessing under any circumstances, in any way or for any reason, is a sin. Oh—and also that true believers will impregnate their wives as many times as humanly possible, in order to raise an “army” and eventually rule the United States. In the grand scheme of wacky cult strategies for world domination, this one’s fairly practical: they plan to overcome through sheer numbers. But examining the Patriarchy Movement is useful to understanding what it would look like if we lose the war on contraception. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the most highprofile representatives of the movement (who star on a reality show, 19 Kids and Counting), recently tried for their 20th child. Women in the movement are

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Some might argue against a Women’s History Month—or a Black History Month, for that matter—because all genders and races should be celebrated all 12 months in the year. Right? But when Chris Brown is given center stage at the Grammys after beating the living crap out of Rihanna, and when an all-male congressional panel is allowed to deliberate on contraception, it’s obvious we’re still waiting for that celebration to happen. In 1978, a group in Sonoma County felt the same way, thus initiating a “Women’s History Weekâ€? to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8. Word spread, and in 1987 Congress ofďŹ cially declared March Women’s History Month. The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women continues to honor that local imperative. This year’s honorees are health advocate Elia Solar, 90year-old National Organization for Women member Mary West and Women’s Cancer Awareness Group founder Lydia Zipp. The Women’s History Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser honors Sen. Pat Wiggins and National Women’s History Project cofounder Molly Murphy MacGregor on Sunday, March 11 at Sally Tomatoes restaurant in Rohnert Park; Roller Girls, 17-plus women artists, DJs and live music round out a KWTF International Women’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 10 at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa. Sonoma State University honors Women’s History Month with a performance by Jessica Lynn Johnson (above) of Oblivious to Everyone, Johnson’s solo show about stereotypes and pressures in American media, on March 19, followed later in the week by Miss Representation, Jennifer SiebelNewsom’s documentary on media portrayals of women and girls (Wednesday, March 21; Ives Hall; 7pm).—Leilani Clark

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Ruthless Pioneers Oil and gas industry fills funding gap, congressional pockets BY JULIANE POIRIER


hile many of us have been sending letters asking that walking-biking trails get some funding in the new Highway bill, I am sickened to learn where the funding may come from: Congress is selling the wilderness.

To ďŹ nalize a transportation package held up by a funding gap, Congress needs to scrape up the extra $14 billion needed—for essentials including roads and bridges—because the existing pot of Highway Trust Fund money is short. Of the three bills that propose how to ďŹ ll the gap, HR 3408, aka the PIONEERS Act, is antienvironmental. I was suspicious of a bill named after some noble, ďŹ ctionalized Americans dead long enough to be co-opted by politicians. After a glance at the MapLight report about the PIONEERS Act, my suspicions were conďŹ rmed.

With PIONEERS, the GOP is pushing drilling in Alaska as a means to ďŹ ll the funding gap, including trespassing into Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The act provides a free pass to oiland gas-drilling corporations. But as wildlife is sacriďŹ ced on the altar of fossil fuels, only a measly $4.3 billion can be sucked out of that wilderness in a decade. So they threw permitting of the Keystone XL Pipeline into this bill as well. There were futile attempts to curb the potentially devastating environmental impacts of the PIONEERS Act—provisions to protect sensitive coastline areas, including that of California—but they were a no-go. Why would the GOP support that? Ed Markey, D-Mass., attempted to belatedly correct the accidentally obtained royalty-free drilling leases oil companies bagged in the 1990s, and make them pay pastdue royalties before going on to ruin more pristine natural areas, but the GOP was ďŹ rm in representing oil and gas interests. After all, they’d been well-paid to sell the wilderness. The PIONEERS Act passed by a 237 to 187 vote (21 Democrats voted yes and 21 Republicans voted no). According to campaigncontribution data reported by the Center for Responsive Politics, the Republican sponsor of the PIONEERS Act, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., received $39,750 in contributions from the oil and gas industry in the last three years. (The Koch brothers gift him, too.) Lamborn gets more money from that industry than all the others that support him, including war contractors. According to the MapLight analysis, industry supporters of the bill, including multinational producers, gave 7.6 times as much to House members who voted yes on the bill, an average of $44,433 compared to the $5,840 average given to those who voted no. For more, see

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MAIN STREET MASHUP Steven Peyer and Jamilah Nixon bring Italian and South Asian street food together in Sebastopol.

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ebastopol’s threemonth-old Forchetta/ Bastoni (“Forks/ Sticks” in Italian) serves both Italian food (the fork) and South Asian street food (the stick). The dual restaurant concept sounds gimmicky, but the stylishly remodeled dining room, lively cocktail program and menu has won me over, even if the food can be uneven.

The restaurant is a partnership between husband-and-wife team Steven Peyer and Jamilah Nixon, and Patrick Wynhoff. Nixon oversees the Asian side, and Peyer runs the Italian side. Wynhoff serves as general manager for the whole operation. The Asian side consists of a bar and lounge outfitted with old Thai license plates and other Southeast Asian bric-a-brac. There’s also a hideaway lounge upstairs with bright colors, old Thai movie posters and low-slung seating

made from shipping pallets. The Italian side occupies most of the space. Previous occupant Pizzavino 707 had a hard time making the barnish dining room feel intimate, but the new owners have warmed the place with a chandelier fabricated from random bits of kitchen implements and window frames that hang above the open kitchen. Service on either side of the restaurant is uniformly good. Servers know the menu well and are well synched. The Bastoni menu is

small, including banh mi, noodles, pork meat balls, chicken wings, and bowls of curried tofu or chicken. The banh mi sandwich is the clear star. The ciabatta roll from Sebastopol’s Village Bakery is loaded with your choice of tofu ($10), housemade pâté ($12), chicken or meatballs ($12). Pickled vegetables, cilantro and spicy mayonnaise round out this great sandwich. Likewise, the coconut-milk-based curry ($12) is good, as are the meatballs and wings (both $12). The wet noodles fall short. The noodles themselves are fresh and springy, and the toppings of tofu ($10), shredded chicken or pork meatballs (both $12) are fine, but it’s the watery broth that drags the bowl down. It did get better over the course of my visits, and hopefully will continue to improve. The Italian side has a deeper menu and is the better bet. The thin crust, wood-fired pizzas are superb, blistered and chewy and soft in all the right places. I loved the “soul greens” ($9), a changing lineup of sautéed veggies. On my visits, it was ruffled Brussels sprouts sautéed with garlic, bacon and red pepper flakes. The antipasto plate ($18) is a winner, too. Mine included a housemade salumi, local cheeses, roasted winter vegetables and fat olives. Risotto seldom does much for me, but here, made with wild hedgehog mushroom and nettles ($18), it was outstanding, each ingredient shining through to make a delicious whole. The only letdown was the agnolotti, little raviolis stuffed with lamb and goat cheese ($17). The dish came strikingly unadorned, with just a dribble of pan juices. While the bar serves the whole restaurant, it’s geared to the Asian side, making delicious cocktails like Il Pilota—Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain liqueur, lime and kaffir lime leaf ($10). Forchetta/Bastoni is still young and getting its footing, but already it’s added some flash and style to Sebastopol’s dining scene. Forchetta/Bastoni, 6949 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9500.

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Dining Our selective list of North Bay restaurants is subject to menu, pricing and schedule changes. Call first for confirmation. Restaurants in these listings appear on a rotating basis. For expanded listings, visit

Cafe Gratitude Vegan. $$$. Mecca for vegans and raw foodists. Clean, light, refreshing food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 2200 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.824.4652.

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Casa Mañana Mexican.

Rating indicates the low to average cost of a full dinner for one person, exclusive of desserts, beverages and tip.

S O N O MA CO U N T Y China Room Chinese. $$$. Free-range chicken and MSG-free. Don’t miss some of the best moo shu you’ll ever have. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 500 Mission Blvd, Santa Rosa. 707.539.5570.

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Bistro. $$$. Country food with a French passion. Great wine bar, great patio. Lunch and dinner daily. 110 W Spain St, Sonoma. 707.938.3634.

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daily. 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. 415.927.2316.

Mexican. $. Freshly prepared favorites, along with regional house specialties. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Mon; dinner only, Sat-Sun. 305 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.4458.

McNear’s Alehouse. $. Sports bar: barbecue, big appetizers, burgers. Lunch and dinner daily. 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Real Döner Turkish. $-$$. Casual, cafe-style ordering from a friendly staff. Get the coffee and buibal yuvasi dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. 307 F St, Petaluma. 707.765.9555. The Red Grape Pizza. $-$$. Delectable New Havenstyle thin-crust pizzas with fresh ingredients and a dazzling array of toppings. Lunch and dinner daily. 529 First St W, Sonoma. 707.996.4103.

The Restaurant at Sonoma Mission Inn California cuisine. $$$. In this world-class spa setting sample Sonoma Countyinspired dishes or an elegant traditional brunch. Dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 18140 Sonoma Hwy, Boyes Hot Springs. 707.939.2415.

Saddles Steakhouse. $$$$$$$. A steakhouse in the

best American tradition, with top-quality grass-fed beef. Pies are made from fruit trees on restaurant property. Dinner daily. 29 E MacArthur St, Sonoma. 707.933.3191.

Simply Vietnam Vietnamese. $. Friendly Vietnamese for all ethnic tastes. Savory, satisfying and filling. Pho can be hit or miss, depending on the meat quality. Lunch and dinner daily. 966 N Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.566.8910.

Volpi’s Restaurant Italian. $$-$$$. Festive atmosphere teams with great traditional Italian dishes at one of county’s oldest eateries. Accordion in the speakeasy if you’re lucky. Dinner daily. 124 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.2371.

Zazu Cal-Euro. $$$. Perfectly executed dishes that sing with flavor. Zagat-rated with much of the produce from its own gardens. Dinner, WedSun; brunch, Sun. 3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4814.

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.

Bay Thai Thai. $. Fresh Thai food with curries that combine the regions classic sweet and tart elements. Some of the best fried bananas to be found. Lunch and dinner, MonSat; dinner, Sun. (Cash only.) 809 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.458.8845.

Benissimo Ristorante & Bar Italian. $$. Hearty and flavorful food in authentic neighborhood-style Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner

$. Big burritos a stone’s throw from the perfect picnic spot: Perri Park. The horchata is divine. Lunch and dinner daily. 85 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.454.2384.

Easy Street Cafe American. $. Take a gander at the extensive list of Easy Street specials and get a spot by the window to watch Red Hill shoppers wander by. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 882 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.453.1984.

Hatam Persian. $. Fresh and lushly seasoned regional fare. Lunch and dinner, TuesSun. 821 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8888.

M&G’s Burgers & Beverages American. $. The ultimate in American cuisine. Crispy fries, good burgers and friendly locals chowing down. Lunch and dinner daily. 2017 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. 415.454.0655.

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

Portelli Rossi Italian. $$. Tasty and affordable fare in a cozy setting. Lunch, Tues-Sat; dinner, Tues-Sun. 868 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.892.6100.

Robata Grill & Sushi Japanese. $$. Mmm. With thick slices of fresh sashimi, Robata knows how to do it. The rolls are big winners. Lunch and dinner, MonSat; dinner only, Sun. 591 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.381.8400.

Sushiholic Japanese. $$$$. A nice addition to the local lineup, with a lengthy and well-

Yet Wah Chinese. $$. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go wrong here. Special Dungeness crab dishes for dinner; dim sum for lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 1238 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.460.9883.

N A PA CO U N TY Ad Hoc American. $$-$$$. Thomas Kellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Prix fixe dinner changes daily. Actually takes reservations. 6476 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2487.

Bistro Jeanty French. $$$. Rich, homey cuisine. A perfect choice when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a chance to do your Laundry. Lunch and dinner daily. 6510 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.0103.

Brassica Mediterranean. $$-$$$. Cindy Pawlcynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newsest venture features creative tapas, Middle Eastinspired dishes and extensive by-the-glass wine list. Lunch and dinner daily. 641 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.0700.

Cindyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Backstreet Kitchen Eclectic. $$-$$$. As comfortable as it sounds, with a rich and varied melting pot of a menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 1327 Railroad Ave, St Helena. 707.963.1200.


Going Gaga The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art has a new installation in the LaHaye Gallery, and it is delicious. Many folks will recognize the art by its wonderful balance and rich aroma, created by the recognizable four-cup drip bar from the Santa Rosa Saturday farmers market, with the artist standing behind it every weekday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My preference is straight-up drip,â&#x20AC;? says Gary Jimmerson of Gaga Cafe. (He swears thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no relation to the pop singer.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an espresso drink, I like a cappuccino.â&#x20AC;? Along with the drinks, made with Santa Rosaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ecco Caffè coffee beans, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the atmosphere; tea kettles burst with flowers on Parisian-style sidewalk tables, and windows let in energizing sunlight to the 450-squarefoot space just off the square to create a fitting ambiance for a museum of fine art. Each drink is made to order, no air pots or warmers in sight. Jimmersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pour-over coffee is fresher than regular drip and reveals the character of the coffee in a unique way. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also for more than just museum patrons; the cafe opens to the street, and hosts rotating art installations. Jimmerson opened last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;his first permanent installation. Find Gaga Cafe at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Friday, 8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm. 707.939.7862.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nicolas Grizzle

Gilwoods Cafe Diner. $-$$. Classic hometown diner, specializes in the homemade. Breakfast and lunch daily. 1320 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.253.0409. 1313 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.1788.

Gottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadside Tray Gourmet Diner. $. Formerly Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Automatic Refresher. Lunch and dinner daily. 933 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3486. Also at Oxbow


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French-inspired. $$$$. Set in a comfortable elegantly rustic dining room reminiscent of a French lodge, with a stone fireplace centerpiece, La Toque makes for memorable special-occasion dining. The elaborate wine pairing menus are luxuriously inspired. Dinner, Wed-Sun. 1314 McKinstry St, Napa. 707.257.5157.

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

Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by subtle flavors and careful yet casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch,

Ubuntu Vegetarian. $$$$. Some of the most remarkable specimens of high-end vegetables and fruits available on a restaurant plate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1140 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5656.

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

SONOMA CO U N TY Camellia Cellars Like owner Chris Lewand, the wine is just so darned approachable and easy-going. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are most consistently strong. 57 Front St., Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–6pm. 888.404.9463.

Gourmet au Bay Seafood takes to wine even better than water. Wine bar and retail shop offers flights served on custom wooden “surfboards,” artisan cheese and cracker plate, and liberal bring-your-own picnic policy. Cold crab cakes and sparkling wine at sunset on the bay? Sounds like a date. 913 Hwy. 1, Bodega. Wine surfing, $8. 707.875.9875.

Mercury Geyserville No fee, 20 percent discount for Sonoma County residents and 12-pack wooden crates of mini-jug wine; two turntables, an LP record player–put on your winged shoes, it’s time to party in sleepy Geyserville! Also pickled comestibles, jam, peppers–and pretty good Pinot, Cab, Cab Franc, and Merlot. 20120 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. Open Thursday– Monday, 11am–6pm. No fee. 707.857.9870.

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

Thumbprint Cellars Vegan wines named Arousal, Threesome and Four Play; but it all started out innocently enough. Downtown lounge offers curvaceous bar, hookah-den-styled booth, and seasonal nosh. 102 Matheson St., Healdsburg. Open 11am to 6pm Sunday– Thursday, to 7pm Saturday. Tastings $5–$10; with food pairing, $10–$20. 707.433.2393.

Truett-Hurst Newly planted biodynamic estate features patio seating, gardens,

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

N A PA CO U N TY Beringer Vineyards (WC) This historic winery offers some seven daily tours for nominal fees, most of which end gratefully with a glass and a spin through the underground wine-aging tunnels. Open daily, 10am– 6pm (summer hours). 2000 Main St., Napa. 707.963.7115.

Frank Family Vineyards A media mogul imagineered a Napa Valley winery that’s surprisingly no-frills, friendly and free of charge, from the flute of bubbly welcome to the last sip of award-winning Cab. Emphasis is on the historic Larkmead winery, the wine and, natch, the guest at this popular tasting room set in the winery’s remodeled craftsman farmhouse. Frank Family Vineyards, 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga. Tasting daily, 10am–4pm, $10; reserve, $25. 707.942.0753.

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

Nichelini Winery Take a joyride in the Napa backcountry and discover this rustic little winery that’s been in the family for generations.

See the only Roman wine press in the Western Hemisphere. 2950 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena. Saturday and Sunday, 10am–5pm. No fee. 707.963.0717.

Phifer Pavitt Wines Lots of cowgirl sass but just one wine: “Date Night” Cabernet Sauvignon. Hale bale seating. 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga. By appointment. 707.942.4787. PlumpJack Winery Part of the huge empire in part helmed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Syrah, Merlot and more. 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville. Open daily, 10am– 4pm. 707.945.1220.

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

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

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

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

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urple teeth and broad smiles are all part of the winetasting experience, but the smiles come to a halt when Ray Göpfrich reveals that he’s an accomplished dentist. Have no worries, says Göpfrich—he won’t suggest braces or a new crown. In fact, he’ll gladly help to stain those teeth purple. That’s his new job.

Göpfrich isn’t the first dentist to retire to a life in the vineyards, but he did know darn well what he was getting into. “I had a realistic approach,” he says, “after growing up around agriculture.” Years ago, having gleaned all he could about picking apples on his family’s Pennsylvania farm, he sought out a career in dentistry, eventually becoming a university instructor and managing a private practice. But when he settled down on West Dry Creek Road, he didn’t slow down; Göpfrich farms 20 acres and produces 500 cases of wine mainly by himself, with one assistant. “If you like what you do,” he says about both pulling teeth and picking grapes, “it’s not really work.” Clad in plaid shirt and vest, measured in speech but affable, Göpfrich looks every bit the Yankee farmer as he shows visitors on a “35-second tour” through a small, tidy cellar. When he apologizes that it’s a little disorganized at the moment (it isn’t), it must be a giveaway of his German heritage. Referring to the un-Anglicized spelling of his name, his wine club is called the “Umlaut Club.” During one winery event, contestants were invited to create versions of the “hidden umlaut” prints displayed in the tasting room today (see above). “Some showed talent,” says Göpfrich; “Some were a little raunchy.” This is the only Dry Creek Valley winery that also sells Riesling, Silvaner and Huxelrebe, made in Rheinhessen, Germany, by family friends. For his part, Göpfrich says that he aims to make wines that will complement his supper, not overwhelm it. Accordingly, his 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon ($38) is light of roasted oak and red of fresh, berry fruit, and finishes with a refreshing, astringent smack. Smoky and feral, with black cherry and chocolate creeping up the palate, the 2009 Estate Syrah ($30) leaves nothing of the sappiness of overblown Syrah. A blend of Syrah and Cab, the 2009 Estate Cuvée ($32) is as fun to chew on as a chocolate-cherry bonbon, but finishes agreeably dry. Göpfrich wraps up the tasting with the sweeter German wines. The Klemmer Family’s 2009 Rheinhessen Riesling Spätlese ($18) has pretty, floral aromas of honeysuckle, and buzzes like a bee in between pears-in-juice sweetness and leavening acidity. And it just might help clean up those purple teeth. Göpfrich Winery, 7462 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Tasting by appointment only, Saturdays. 707.433.1645. —James Knight

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Breaking Point Talking with the filmmakers of ‘Cold,’ Banff’s grand prize winner, on life, art and suffering BY ERIC JOHNSON


s the camera pans away from the glare of the rising sun, jagged white-and-blue ice peaks fill the screen. The tallest catches the first pink light of dawn. In the foreground, we see a climber encased in his red down survival spacesuit. He is walking very, very slowly, inching up a steep knife-edge ridge toward us. As the scene shifts to slow motion, we can see that he is stumbling. Watching that scene from the film Cold at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in November, I nearly choked with dread. Ten minutes into the film, I had already come to care about this climber and his two partners, who, alone in the world’s highest wilderness, were trying to do one of the most difficult things any human has done. Their quest had become an epic metaphor, and the man at the center of the story was my new hero (or antihero). Cold, the grand prize winner at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which arrives in Larkspur this weekend, documents an expedition on Gasherbrum II in the Pakistani Himalayas, the first successful winter ascent of an 8,000-meter (26,246foot) mountain by an American. It succeeds as an adventure flick, and more so as a powerfully moving selfportrait of the young Boulder-based climber and photographer Cory Richards, who shot the film, which was brilliantly directed and edited by Anson Fogel. Marshalling a combination of artistic courage and cheerful punk-

rock belligerence, these two men, along with the writer, Kelly Cordes, have created an astonishing 20-minute masterpiece that has been wowing audiences and sweeping festivals all winter long. Cold brings the adventure documentary into new territory that seems perfectly suited to its two subjects: elite alpinism and the soul of a mountaineer. Just as the new breed of pure alpinists scorn the armies of porters and the boatloads of gear that characterize modern “siege” mountaineering (shunning even supplemental oxygen), Cold steers clear of the macho glamour that too often surrounds the adventure sports scene. It feels raw, real and truer than any outdoor film I’ve seen. The film is almost halfway over by the time we get that first full-blown panoramic alpine shot. Prior to that, we meet Richards and his fellow climbers, Simone Moro of Italy and Denis Urubko of Kazakhstan (both of whom are superstars in mountaineer-worshipping Europe), in a series of scenes that illustrate the grueling and human-sized— rather than the heroic or grandiose— aspect of the enterprise. We are with the men inside their dark tent, where the walls have iced over and spindrift crystals swirl about while Moro coughs incessantly. And later we’re inside a bright tent as the two veteran mountaineers engage in a comical dialogue made more charming by their quirky and creative command of the English language. But mostly, we are inside Cory Richards’ head as he battles death and demons. Trudging steeply up one gorgeously photographed

steep grade after another, Richards engages in a straightforwardly poetic inner monologue, spoken over a stunning soundtrack by Academy Award–winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, Brokeback Mountain): “I love the mountains. Grew up in them, climbing with my dad. He gave me this. But I was such a fuckup. Until climbing. “Beautiful. Spectacular. Free. But it’s just . . . so . . . cold. “What the fuck am I doing here?” As the days tick by and the men climb, the temperature drops into the low minus-40s. When they summit, Moro is curled in a ball, coughing and puking into the snow. And the real ordeal hasn’t even begun.

Beauty & Terror Talking about their film in a cafe at the Banff Centre the afternoon before the film was awarded the grand prize, Richards and Fogel seemed to be still struggling to understand this thing they had created together. Cold’s triumphant screening at Banff occurred fewer than nine months after the expedition it documents. Its creation was apparently a flurry of networking and partying followed by a creative marathon. It began with an email from a friend. While still in Pakistan, Richards had uploaded some raw footage to a blog maintained by the North Face, the expedition’s sponsor. That could very well have been the end of it; Richards was there primarily as a still photographer to document the expedition, and the video footage was bonus. But the posts blew up, drawing upwards of 30,000

views. Julie Kennedy, founder of Climbing magazine and the 5 Point Film Festival, saw some footage of a particularly riveting moment of grief and terror, and forwarded a link to Fogel. ‘“There’s something incredible here,’” Fogel recalls thinking. “But immediately I thought, ‘This needs to be something different.’ Because—I’m not a mountaineering filmmaker; I just want to make films about the human condition. I saw these clips and was just immediately like, ‘Wow, there’s something really true and real and essential going on there.’ And kind of dark, which appeals to me too.” When the two men met, they quickly determined that this thing was going to happen. “A film can only be made if there’s lots of trust between the filmmaker and the subject,” Fogel says. So he was blunt: “I said, ‘You’re going to have to bare your soul onscreen. And it’s not going to make you look like a hero.’” That was just fine with Richards, who, incidentally, has since been named a 2012 Explorer of the Year by National Geographic. “I’m always horrified when I go climbing,” he says. “I spend the entire two months scared. You go through icefall and see all these huge pieces of ice that came down since the last time you were there. And you know that it could happen again at any second. “You’re exhausted. You’re dehydrated. You’ve got nothing left so you do something stupid. Or you’re just too tired to do something smart. Like—on your down suit, there are these little eyelets that you fasten your mitten to so you won’t lose it. And you forget to fasten it. Then you reach down to tie your boot or something, and your mitten falls out of your coat where you stuffed it and it blows away. You’re probably going to die. “It’s fucking terrifying. And I really believe all alpinists experience that doubt and fear, and the experience of working through it. And you leave base

Bottoming Out at 8k Richards’ ability to abide suffering is evident from the first frame of Cold to the last. But it is the veteran Simone Moro, a longtime hero of Richards, who is clearly in the worst kind of hurt. We learn in an early scene that the trio has decided to take advantage of a two-day break from winter storms to reach the peak. That means breaking camp before they’ve been able to fully acclimate

to the altitude. And it means racing the weather up the mountain. “We were going at a pace that was sort of a gamble,” Richards concedes, then adds, “a very big gamble.” For Moro, the leader of the expedition, the result was a bad altitude cough, a condition that alpinists frequently face. “He’d get up in the morning and cough a lot,” Richards recalls, “and he was coughing blood. His lungs were just raw. He suffers more than anybody.” Richards addresses the situation matter-of-factly in the film: “In the morning, Simone pukes, and we all piss so dark it looks like blood. The storm rages harder. We pack up our gear and work our way down.” For Fogel, the ordeal came later. Having gotten all of the raw footage from Richards, he had to race to get it produced in time for showing at the 5 Point Festival, which takes place in his hometown. “I logged all the video in three 16-hour days,” he says, groaning from the memory. He then had less than two months to cut and mix the whole thing. Sitting in Banff six months later, before Cold won the biggest of its string of awards, both men are adamant that the other deserves the lion’s share of the credit for its success. Richards is proudest that Moro, his friend and onetime idol, likes the finished product: “Simone said, ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever seen an honest movie about mountaineering.’” But he insists that it’s Fogel’s movie. “I think what you did is you made a new kind of mountaineering film,” he tells his colleague. “You’ve changed the way people will look at mountaineering films.” ‘Cold’ (NR; 19 min.) screens Tuesday, March 6, as part of the Banff Film Festival. The festival runs Monday– Tuesday, March 5–6, at the Lark Theatre. 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 7pm. $17–$20. 415.927.1938.

Running Dry ‘Chasing Water’ tells the tale of the once mighty Colorado River BY TRACI HUKILL


n a sense, photographer Pete McBride has been preparing to make Chasing Water all his life. Raised on a cattle ranch in central Colorado, he grew up working hay fields irrigated by the snowmelt that carved the Grand Canyon and slaked the thirst of the Southwest.

“I often used to think about water,” he says in the film. “I wondered how much went into our fields and how much returned to the creek. . . . I wondered how long it would take irrigation water to reach the sea.” Later, as a photographer for National Geographic, Outside and Men’s Journal, McBride traveled to some of the world’s most exotic locales—often, as it happened, shooting stories that related in some way to water. His 18-minute documentary, judged the Best Short Mountain Film of the 2011 Banff Film Festival and screening March 6 in Larkspur, didn’t begin as a film at all. “This started as a magazine assignment for the nowdefunct National Geographic Adventure,” McBride explains. The original idea was to shoot writer Jonathan Waterman’s paddling trip down the length of the Colorado River, one of the most heavily diverted waterways in the world. “Then I was like, ‘This is too dear to my heart,’ and I thought maybe we could get a book, and then

sponsors showed up.” In fact, two books resulted from the project—Waterman’s Running Dry and the McBride/ Waterman coffee-table stunner The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict. While taking aerial footage for the book from the cockpit of his father’s plane, McBride shot some HD video, and the idea for a film took hold. McBride also connected with fellow Coloradoan and film editor Anson Fogal, part of the team behind Cold. Fogel got him busy shooting more footage and insisted on a key approach. “Anson really pushed me: ‘You have to be in your own film,’” McBride says. “I said, ‘No way. Gives me the heebie-jeebies. I’ll be a voice. I’ll be a narrator.’ He helped drive that.” McBride’s narration provides the link between individual human experience and the grandeur of the subject matter. Shot largely from overhead, Chasing Water follows the river’s progression as it flows southwest from its mountain headwaters through the Grand Canyon and Southern California toward its ignominious end in the Mexican desert, drained by the dishwashers and toilets of 30 million people and 3.5 million acres of farmland. The vantage point gives the piece a cerebral aspect: there’s nothing like an aerial view to show the cold logic of dams and canals, and the 100-foot “bathtub rings” around Lake Powell serve as a grim reminder that the water demands of the Southwest far exceed its diminishing supply. “It is confined, ) 20

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camp knowing, ‘This could be it. This might be it.’ But you try not to think of it on that frontal level.” Richards says the film managed to portray what he loves about alpinism: “When it’s not about getting to the top, but about climbing. The soul of climbing. When you’re pushed to a place where you’re having to look into why you’re doing it.” Fogel, whose production company, Forge Motion Pictures, produces high-end TV commercials as well as adventure films, had invited his friend Kelly Cordes, an alpinist who writes for Patagonia’s blog, to join him and Richards in Carbondale, Colo. “We spent a day and half there, sitting at my house talking and drinking tequila,” Fogel says. “And that was essentially the interview. We talked about what we thought the film should be and decided that it was going to be pretty weird. And we knew that was risky.” Again, that was mother’s milk for Richards, who apparently spent his adolescence at war with the world. After starting high school in Boulder two years early, Richards says, he “got screwed up by the social imbalance” and dropped out at 14. “I hated authority,” he says. “I was a little shit and I didn’t listen to anybody. Anybody who said I had to do something, I was like, ‘No, I won’t do it.’ I was such a junk show that my parents basically threw me out of the house.” He spent the next couple of years couch-surfing and barely avoiding the street. “In that time,” he says, “I think I developed an ability and an aptitude to suffer.”


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Even the fearsome machinery of the Hoover Dam is easier to contemplate than this lazily foaming sludge of agricultural effluent and sewage found at the graveyard of the Colorado River. The delta, we learn, used to be a braided network of lagoons where birds nested and shrimp hatched. But in the ďŹ lm, McBride and Waterman have to walk the last 29 miles across dried mudďŹ&#x201A;ats and scrubland in order to complete their mission of following the riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old course to the Sea of Cortez. Only because of the remoteness of the delta has this happened, McBride says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The river stopped reaching the sea in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s,â&#x20AC;? he explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but during the spring runoff, it would reach it. Not a drop has since the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, but most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big issue, I think. Because if the river ended in San Diego, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d freak out. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our river?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chasing Waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (NR; 18 min.) screens Tuesday, March 6, as part of the Banff Film Festival. The festival runs Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Tuesday, March 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6, at the Lark Theatre. 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 7pm. $17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$20. 415.927.1938.


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Happy 187th An adult birthday party can range from a “crazy night = painful morning” situation to a “refusal to acknowledge that the earth actually did complete its orbit, which means I’m older” affair. What happened to the simplicity of the kid’s party, where there’s cake and a performing clown? This weekend at Charles Krug Winery, the owners celebrate the 187th birthday of its

founder, Charles Krug, in a very, um, intimate way. After a threecourse meal with fine wines, the celebration takes an otherworldly turn as spirit medium Leanne Thomas attempts to contact Krug himself to wish him happy birthday in the afterlife. That’s right—dinner and a medium. Join Charles and other birthday guests on Saturday, March 3, at Charles Krug Winery. 2800 Main St., St. Helena. 6pm. $100. 707.967.2200.


People Are People How can corporations seemingly show up everywhere? Why can they get away with virtually everything? This Saturday, Jeff Clements answers those questions— and takes on Mitt Romney’s “corporations are people, my friend” comment—with his book Corporations Are Not People, informing readers of current corporate rights and their effect on the environment and the public at large. Clements’ book even provides some solutions to the issue. Yes, this book is going to be the survival kit in the case of a corporation apocalypse. Drive away from Wal-Mart and head down to Marin this Saturday, March 3, at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 1pm. $17.95. 415.927.0960.

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Upper Colon Fans of NBC’s The Voice enjoy the show for three reasons. First, it’s basically an updated American Idol; second, hosts Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton make a great team; finally, and most importantly, it’s the contestants—whether at the beginning of the show, with the unfortunate and ridiculous people who don’t make it, or in the middle with a clear division between friends fighting over their favorite performers. Anyone in the North Bay who loved last year’s season should be even more excited, because winner Javier Colon performs with special guest Kevin Daniel on Sunday, March 4, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 7pm. $25. 707.259.0123.


Good Combo A good combination of the right things can bring out the best of both worlds. Peanut butter and chocolate. Wine and cheese. A warm drink on a cold day. Good music and the right place. Put them all together and it could be a really good day. Get the good music and the right place this weekend at Rancho Nicasio with blues band Contino, and the rest is up to you. The band’s Americana and zydeco-blues style blends perfectly with the rural landscape of West Marin. Slow down from the busy routine and enjoy the simpler things in this old pioneer town on Sunday, March 4, at Rancho Nicasio. 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 4pm. Free. 415.662.2219.

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CHAPTER TWO Paul Heavenridge has expanded Literacyworksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mission to include teaching many important life tools.

More Than Words Literacyworksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mission to make readers of everybody BY LEILANI CLARK


hile the paint was still drying on the Literacyworks logo at the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new office space in Petaluma, Paul Heavenridge got a knock on the door. His visitors were a mother and her two sons, stopping by to ask about the availability of literacy programs through the national nonproďŹ t organization.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We talked, and it made me curious about what was available

locally,â&#x20AC;? says Heavenridge, who founded the organization in 2001 in Oakland and moved it to Petaluma three years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I talked to the Petaluma Education Foundation,â&#x20AC;? says Heavenridge, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and it turns out that there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really any literacy programs in the schools.â&#x20AC;? Further research revealed worrisome ďŹ ssures. He saw a system in slow breakdown, with more library and community literacy programs closing their doors than opening them, effectively ending the possibilities for low-level child and adult learners to learn how to read and write.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The national research that always motivates me the most is that 60 percent of the American population reads at a seventhgrade level or below,â&#x20AC;? says Heavenridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can you get a better job? How can you be the best parent? The more literate our society is, the better we can make critical-thinking decisions.â&#x20AC;? On a Tuesday afternoon in the meeting room of Literacyworksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Foundry Wharf office space, Heavenridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthusiasm for the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive list of projects is kinetic. Since attaining nonproďŹ t status in 2001, Literacyworks has provided

technical, web and curriculum support to a coordinated network of state-run adult-literacy programs. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also acted as an umbrella, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;incubator,â&#x20AC;? for programs like the Bay Area Literacy Coalition that have a goal of achieving nonproďŹ t status. Last October, Heavenridge saw the first realization of his dream for making Petaluma the â&#x20AC;&#x153;life-long learning capitalâ&#x20AC;? of the United States with the debut of Word Up!, a learning fair that drew over 1,500 people. The free, volunteer-run event offered live music, food, keynote speaker Anne Lamott and interactive exhibits on not just reading but community gardening, car mechanics, financial planning, parenting, coffee brewing and more. At the same time, Heavenridge didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to stray from Literacyworks original mission of helping to increase basic literacy skills. In August 2011, he established the Literacyworks fund through the Community Foundation of Sonoma County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really saw a need for fundraisers to keep these organizations going,â&#x20AC;? says Heavenridge. The ďŹ rst such fundraiser promises liquid fun with Straight Up!, a vodka-cocktail-making competition and tasting event on March 8 showcasing bartenders from renowned restaurants like Cyrus and John Ash. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The core of this is awareness and getting funding to keep these essential programs going,â&#x20AC;? explains Heavenridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my mind, education is the key to everything. Without a literate population, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to fade away.â&#x20AC;? Straight Up! promises stiff competition on Thursday, March 8, at the Sheraton Sonoma-Petaluma. 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma. 6pm. $20. For more, see

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Old Chum Finding new angles on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cabaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BY DAVID TEMPLETON


â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wanted to direct Cabaret for a long while,â&#x20AC;? says Hector Correa, former artistic director of Rohnert Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PaciďŹ c Alliance Stage Company.


His current production of the beloved musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb is moving this week from an intimate theater space in San Francisco, where it opened in January, to the even cozier Larkspur Cafe Theater, where it runs through the middle of April. A joint collaboration between Independent Cabaret Productions and Shakespeare at Stinson, the production marks the ďŹ rst time

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Correa has had the opportunity to helm the musical, which heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long considered one of his favorites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For some reason,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;whenever I considered doing it, everyone else in the area was doing it, so I kept saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wait. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit this some other time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Well, that time is now.â&#x20AC;? The uniquely structured musical follows a group of singers, writers and nightclub performers who congregate at a decadent cabaret in pre-war Berlin. Moving between outrageous musical performances in the Kit Kat Klub to sharply written scenes between singer Sally Bowles and wide-eyed newcomer Cliff, the story plays out amid the rise of Nazism in Germany. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very tight staging of this play,â&#x20AC;? says Correa, describing his vision of the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So many versions are so long and rambling and unclear. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found ways to keep it ďŹ&#x201A;owing from scene to scene without interruption, allowing the momentum of the show to build. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very effective.â&#x20AC;? Asked what thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new or fresh can be brought to such a wellknown show, Correa laughs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can only bring yourself,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shows like Cabaret have been done so many times, there probably isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything new you could do. So as the director, all you can bring is your own unique understanding of the story. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a singer singing a song, like Sally Bowles singing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cabaret.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The tune is the same, but you change the tempo a little here and there, and you bring your own emotion to the song.â&#x20AC;? Correa adds that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping to bring some perspective and clarity to the rocky love affair between Sally and Cliff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I choose to interpret it as Cliff being gay,â&#x20AC;? Correa explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And being gay in 1930 Berlin was not necessarily comfortable. Sally and Cliff are both giving each other a fantasyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last. Eventually, we all have to live our truth.â&#x20AC;?

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Woody Allen film series a mere crosssection of a career BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


es, it won Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars, but Woody Allen’s hit Midnight in Paris was a safe place for film viewers to go. Really, the Parisian fantasy was just a pleasant echo of the muscular, sensitive comedies Allen was making a couple decades ago. Starting this week, Summerfield Cinemas is reviving five of those Allen films. One is semi-canonical, directed by Herbert Ross: Play It Again Sam (1972; March 15), starring Allen as a San Francisco film critic, dreamy about Humphrey Bogart and in love with his best friend’s wife (Diane Keaton). Strange that Allen hasn’t filmed in San Francisco since. This was the first of eight movies pairing Allen with Keaton. As famous as they were, it’s still scarcely appreciated what a team they made. Even the lesser-known Manhattan Murder Mystery, released in 1993, the year after Allen’s well-known scandal, now looks like one of Allen’s best films. No one matched Keaton’s ability to scold, cajole and charm the Allen character, to shake him out of being the man making jokes on the sidelines. Keaton is the sweet ditherer of the title in the proto-multimedia comedy Annie Hall (1977; March 22), as well as a harsher pseudointellectual in Manhattan (1979; March 1)—both watch as eloquent defenses of New York City. If President Ford was telling the city to drop dead, Allen was celebrating the life still left in it. In both films, Allen was an old-time romantic taking full advantage of the sexual revolution—and yet he was somehow dismayed by it all. When Allen turned 50, that dismay turned to nostalgia. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985; March 8) stars the protean Mia Farrow as a Jersey housewife, escaping her grim life with the physical manifestation of a movie star. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989; March 29) is the laterlife moralist Allen at his most likable. It’s the film where Allen tackles Einstein’s solemn quote “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” “No,” Allen retorts dryly, “he just plays hide and seek.” For more series info., see

Film capsules by Gary Brandt and Richard von Busack.

NEW MOVIES Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG; 94 min.) Universal Pictures takes quite a few liberties in this 3-D animated version of the classic Seuss story. With the voices of Danny Devito, Taylor Swift and Ed Helms. (GB) Project X (R; 88 min.) Comedy in cinéma vérité style from the producers of The Hangover about a trio of teens whose ultimate house party gets crazily out of bounds. (GB)

ALSO PLAYING Act of Valor (R; 101 min.) Navy Seals rescue a hostaged CIA agent and blow away some terrorists on the way. (GB)

Albert Nobbs (R; 117 min.) Glenn Close stars in the adaptation of George Moore’s 1927 story about a woman living life disguised as a man. (GB) The Artist (PG-13; 100 min.) French romance and homage to silent film, The Artist stars Jean Dujardin (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) as a silent-film star in love with an aspiring actress during the rise of the talkies. In black-andwhite with French subtitles. (GB)

Chronicle (PG-13; 83 min.) Three teens develop superhuman abilities after stumbling on a mysterious substance in a crater. (GB)

Directed by Martin Scorsese in an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. (GB)

The Iron Lady (PG-13; 115 min.) Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in biopic costarring Jim Broadbent, Nick Dunning and Richard Grant. From the director of Mamma Mia! (GB)

Oscar Nominated Short Films This year’s live-action and animated shorts with an Oscar nod screen at the Rafael Center and Summerfield Cinemas. (GB) Pina (PG; 106 min.) Wim Wenders’ glorious cinematic festschrift for German choreographer Pina Bausch, who passed away in 2009. The dancers deliver their memories of Bausch straight to the camera, and we can see why they fell in love, despite what Bausch demanded from them. However rarefied it seems in descriptions, Bausch’s art was all about hard work and ordinary pain. (RvB)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

(G; 94 min.) The new film from Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett. (GB)

March 9,10,15,16,17 at 8:00 PM March 10,11,17,18 at 2:00 PM Santa Rosa Junior College, Burbank Auditorium 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA Box Office: 707.527.4343 Buy Tickets Online: Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York City

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158 min.) David Fincher directs the Englishlanguage version of the hit 2009 Swedish film, based on the first in Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium series.” Co-stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, as Lisbeth. (GB)

This Means War (PG-13; 98 min.) CIA buddies Tuck and Foster discover they’re dating the same woman (Reese Witherspoon) in this action-romcom from McG (Charlie’s Angels). With Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. (GB)

Gone (PG-13; 94 min.) Amanda Seyfried searches for her missing sister, suspecting her own abductor, a serial killer who kidnapped her in the past. (GB)

The Vow (PG-13; 104 min.) A young husband (Channing Tatum) tries to rekindle the affection of his wife (Rachel McAdams) after she wakes from a coma with no memory of her life with him. (GB)

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plays successful businessman Wesley Deeds, dutiful son and fiancé, who finds himself tempted to change his life after helping out the cleaning lady at his office. (GB)

Judd Apatow produces new comedy starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston as a New York couple forced to move in with the in-laws in Georgia after losing cushy jobs in Manhattan. (GB)

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The Woman in Black (R; 95 min.) Daniel Radcliffe plays a widowed lawyer processing a will in an eerie village where the sight of a spectre foretells the death of another child. From recently reborn Hammer Film Productions! (GB)

to live with his uncle who maintains the clocks at a railway station, searches for the missing part, the key to the heart, of the automaton his clockmaker father had found before his death.

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Safe House (R; 117 min.) When a CIA safe house is attacked by Cape Town rebels, the paper-pushing agent must step up to transport the secured criminal to an even safer house. With Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. (GB) A Separation (NR; 123 min.) Director Asghar Farhadi’s astonishing drama shows the problems of legislated morality in this excellent import from Iran. (RvB)

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(PG; 94 min.) The sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth stars Dwayne Johnson, Luis Guzman and Michael Caine (?). (GB)

The Descendents (R; 94 min.) Matt King (George Clooney) is forced to reconnect with his kids after his wife suffers a boating accident in Hawaii. With Jody Greer, Matthew Lillard and Beau Bridges. (GB) (PG-13; 95 min.) Nicholas Cage returns in the sequel to the 2007 Marvel film. (GB)

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Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Ancestral Sound Journey Indigenous instruments guided by tribal world percussion and rhythms. Mar 3, 7:30pm. $22-$25. Yoga Community, 577 Fifth St W, Sonoma. 707.935.8600.

Funk for Life Wayne de la Cruz, Maxx Cabello Jr, the Speakeasy Saints and Brian Ward perform in a charitable concert for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Sonoma County. Mar 2, 8pm. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra Precocious ensemble joins and Young People’s Chamber Orchestra to perform Bizet’s “Carmen” and others. Mar 4, 3pm. $8-$12. Jackson Theater, Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 707.284.3200.

Yo el Rey Roasting/ Art House Natalie Brinkley Art Exhibit

MARIN COUNTY Benefit Concert for Matthew Montfort Show to support Montfort’s recovery from wrist surgery features acoustic guitarist Alex de Grassi, reed virtuoso Paul McCandless and others. Feb 29, 7:30pm. $10-$30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre,

142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

New Century Chamber Orchestra “Sounds from the Bay Area,” featuring the world premiere of “Emergence” from jazz violinist Evan Price and more. Mar 4, 5pm. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

and songwriter returns to his Bay Area roots. Mar 4, 7pm. $15. Silo’s, 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

George Thorogood A sleeveless T-shirt, a Delaware scowl and a deep catalog of chugging blues. Mar 1, 8pm. $45-$55. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Clubs & Venues

Red Star Army Chorus The leading performing group of Russian armed forces sing and perform gravity-defying Cossack dance. Mar 2, 8pm. $20-$60. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

NAPA COUNTY Grand Night for Singers Vocalists from around Northern California and beyond take turns onstage. Piano accompaniment by host Richard Evans. First Saturday of every month, 7pm. $15. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo South African Grammy winners and “Graceland” collaborators mix a cappella traditions with gospel. Mar 2, 8pm. $40-$55. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Salvador Santana with Blanca Keyboardist, vocalist, composer

SONOMA COUNTY Aubergine Mar 1, Tito Ramsey. Mar 2, Festival of Friends, Midnight Sun Massive. Mar 3, Free Peoples, Los Dos. Mar 4, Moonbeams. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Barley & Hops Tavern Fri, Jen Tucker. 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9037.

Chrome Lotus Mar 1, Latin Night. Mar 2, Ladies Night. 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5643.

Coffee Catz Mon, 6pm, open mic. Sat, 2pm, Bluegrass jam. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Doc Holliday’s Saloon Wed, Sonoma County Blues Society live music. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.623.5453.

Flamingo Lounge Mar 2, Sugarfoot. Mar 3, Decadance with Ill Gates and Chango B. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

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Last Day Saloon Feb 29, Young River Band, Emily Bonn. Mar 3, Rankin Scroo and Ginger with the Dirty Dub Band. Mar 4, Jelly Roll Jazz Band. Mar 7, Deke Dickerson and Lost Dog Found. Mon, karaoke. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

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Richter Scale Loma Prietaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard quake When Sean Leary and Devon Rumrill formed the Petaluma hardcore band Archeopteryx in 1996, the longtime friends probably couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have imagined the confused reaction that their manic, frenetic band would inspire. Case in point: Near the end of their run, Leary, above, recalled that a certain fan, layered in some kind of strange mid-aughts post-post-irony, remarked that â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, I really liked your band when I thought you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a real band, but then, like, someone told me that you guys think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a real band, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know if I like you so much anymore.â&#x20AC;? What is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;real bandâ&#x20AC;?? Loma Prieta, the hardcore quartet that Leary has fronted since 2005, probably fits the vague requirement. Loma Prieta has toured the globe, and freshly released their fourth album, I.V., a blistering set that marks their debut on high-profile hardcore label Deathwish. It marks their best work since the blistering 2008 album Last City, and is poised to reach a wide, nonconfused audience. Before Loma Prieta travel the country yet again over the next two months, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll revisit Learyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old stomping grounds in a tour kickoff show with All Teeth, Skin Like Iron, Birds in Row and Between Ships. Originally scheduled at the Transient Lounge, the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now on Friday, March 2, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 6:30pm. $8. 707.528.3009.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gabe Meline

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Hopmonk Tavern

Feb 29, Greg Hester. Mar 6, Jim Adams. Mar 7, Shade. Tues, Jim Adams. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Mar 1, Juke Joint with the Luminaries. Mar 2, Afromassive. Mar 3, Pete Stringfellow. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. Tues, 7:30pm, open mic.

Mar 1, Susan Sutton. Mar 2, Vernelle Anders. Mar 3, Greg Hester with Lee Charlton. Mar 6, Maple Profant. Sun, Kit Mariahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open mic. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Monroe Dance Hall Mar 3, Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Thurs, Sun, Circles â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Squares Dance Club. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.529.5450.

Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub Mar 2, Sonoma Mountain Band. Mar 3, Andrew Freeman. Wed, 7:30pm, trivia night. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.





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Feb 29, Benefit Concert for Matthew Montfort. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Osher Marin JCC Mar 1, Peter Rowan and Pine Needles. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

Mar 1, Wendy DeWitt and Kirk Harwood. Mar 7, Dale Polissar Trio with Si Perkoff. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

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First Sunday of every month, Robert Herrera, Brianna Lee, Josh Barrett. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8623.

Feb 29, (W+T)J2. Mar 2, Sage. Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.


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Feb 29, Sammy Patrick. Mon, Donny Maderosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pro Jam. Thurs, DJ Dave. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Mar 1, Linda Zulaica. Mar 2, Matt Silverman. Mar 3, Doc Kraft Dance Band. Mar 4, Orquesta La Moderna. Mon, local talent onstage. Tues, jazz jam. Sun, salsa class. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

MARIN COUNTY Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin Mon, open mic with KC Turner. 877 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.225.7495.

Sleeping Lady Feb 29, Dirty Cello. Mar 1, Danny Uzilevsky. Mar 2, Yes! Benefit.

Mar 1, Matt Bolton. Mar 2, Third Thursday. Mar 3, Mad Maggies. Mon, reggae. Wed, Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke. Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

NAPA COUNTY Calistoga Inn Wed, open mic. Thurs, reggae DJ night. Fri, old-school DJ night. Sat, DJ night. 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

Downtown Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mar 1, Raplh Woodson. Mar 2, Chalres Wheal Band. Mar 3, Captain Crunch. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mar 3, Timothy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil Band. Mar 4, Salvador Santana with Blanca. Wed, 7pm, jam session. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Uptown Theatre Mar 1, George Thorogood & the Destroyers. Mar 2, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Mar 4, Javier Colon. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub Feb 29, Danny Clickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Texas Blues Revue. Mar 1, Lena Sunday. Mar 2, Front Street Band featuring Stu Allen plus Ragged Glory. Mar 3, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings. Mar 6, Dollars for Daraja. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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

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Thurs, 9pm, DJ Dray Lopez. Mar 2, Brodie Stewart. Mar 3, Bernman. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

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Feb 29, Dry Creek Rounders. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.


Mar 3, Innocent Sinners. Mar 4, Mario Guarneri. Mar 6, 5n1 Jazz Project. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

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Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun, 3pm, Mal Sharpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dixieland. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Feb 29, Stickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Backyard. Mar 3, Bon Tempe Band. Mar 4, Beam. Mar 4, Cathey Cotten and Elliottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evil Plan. Mar 7, Buddy Owen. Mar 7, Ooh. Mon, 9pm, open mic. Tues, 9pm, Uzilevsky Korty Duo with special guests. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

No Name Bar First Monday of every month, 8:30pm, Kimrea. Tues, 8:30pm, open mic with Damir. Fri, 9pm,

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Flipper SF heroes play with basically every member of the Dead Kennedys except Jello Biafra. Mar 2 at the New Parish.

ESG South Bronx disco pioneers play special show with all four Scroggins sisters. Mar 3 at Mezzanine.

Cloud Nothings Cleveland band ditches pop for darker feel on acclaimed album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attack on Memory.â&#x20AC;? Mar 3 at Bottom of the Hill.

Andrew W.K. Once a bloody-nosed party animal, now the most unpredictable man in rock. Mar 6 at the Regency Ballroom.

Ceremony From the suburbs of Rohnert Park to Matador Records, innovative hardcore masters play free in-store. Mar 6 at Amoeba SF.

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COSMIC VIBES Mickey Hart samples soundwaves from outer space on his latest album.

Space Odyssey Mickey Hart gets down with the outer limits



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Three years ago, the threetime Grammy winner found himself toying with deep space transmissions generated by giant radio telescopes and state-of-theart spectroscopic instruments

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near his Marin home. The idea of jamming with the literal rhythms of the universe had hooked him like a new drug, and after a little convincing, it captured the intrigue of the local scientiďŹ c community also. Astronomers, physicists and sound engineers from Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Meyer Sound, NASA and even Nobel recipient George F. Smoot climbed aboard, and soon Hartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endeavor to transform starlight into song took ďŹ&#x201A;ight. While the scientists used sophisticated algorithms to convert 13.7 billion-year-old light waves into sonic frequencies, Hart sampled the pulsars and gamma rays, subtlety weaving the space sounds into a more terrestrial music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working with the strongest grooves in the universe. They created us, and the moon, sun and Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turned out to be very musical,â&#x20AC;? Hart says of the soundwork, on the phone from his home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what you would call melodic or harmonious. There are a lot of collisions. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thumping, whirling and chirpingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very noisy.â&#x20AC;? With the material sound of the big bang uploaded like a quantum drumbeat to his computer, Hart switched gears and turned to the local art community in search of musicians who werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t totally earthbound. After a healthy dose of astronomic ponder, what formed is the new Mickey Hart Band, a tightly packaged sputnik of funk, blues and rock infused with outer space rhythms, lots of percussion and original world music. Set to release April 10, the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs also feature lyrics penned by longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a jam band, not a space band,â&#x20AC;? Hart says, despite the cosmic theme on the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut album, Mysterium Tremendum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most important thing is that it makes you dance, that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high energyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll.â&#x20AC;?

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Arts Events Galleries OPENINGS Feb 29 At 6pm. Petaluma Library, annual art show features work by Tracy Bigelow Grisman and others. 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

March 2 At 5pm. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, “Feathers and Fur,” featuring animal artworks. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970. At 5pm. Journey Center Gallery, “Myth and Mystery,” paintings by Suzanne DeVeuve. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.2121. At 7pm. Arts Guild of Sonoma, “Repo Show,” featuring various artists. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

March 3 At 4pm. Quicksilver Mine Co., “One Another One,” featuring the work of Chris Beards. 6671 Front St, Forestville. 707.887.0799. At 6pm. Gallery 300, “Artists for Annadel,” work of local artists as fundraiser for Annadel State Park. $25. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.332.1212. At 6pm. di Rosa, “Cycle,” new work by Hung Liu. $10. Di Rosa, 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa. 707.226.5991.

March 6 At 6pm. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, “Fleurs,” juried show with floral theme. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

SONOMA COUNTY Arts Guild of Sonoma Mar 2-24, “Repo Show,” featuring various artists. Reception and silent auction, Mar 2 at 7pm, with $7 fee. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. WedThurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

Calabi Gallery Through Mar 4, “Postwar Modernism of the West,” featuring art from 1945-1980. 144 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.781.7070.

Charles M Schulz Museum Through Apr 2, “Hit the Road, Snoopy!” featuring the beagle’s most famous road trips. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; SatSun, 10 to 5. 707.579.4452.

Gallery 300 Mar 3, 6pm, “Artists for Annadel,” features work of local artists as a fundraiser for Annadel State Park. $25. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. Open Sat, 12 to 5, and by appointment. 707.332.1212.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through Mar 17, “Eye of the Beholder,” an exhibition of abstract art by Becoming Independent. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Thurs-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 707.578.9123.

Graton Gallery

at 5pm. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 9 to 5; weekend hours by appointment. 707.578.2121.

Local Color Gallery Through Mar 18, “Retrospective,” featuring the gallery painters, Judy Henderson, Ron Sumner and more. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 707.875.2744.

Pelican Art Through May 9, retrospective of the works of painter Susan Adams. 143 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Open Tues-Thurs and Sat, 11 to 6; Fri, 11 to 8; Sun-Mon by appointment only. 707.773.3393.

Petaluma Historical Museum & Library Through Mar 11, “Women Who Fought for Civil Rights” features 25 women of different races and cultures from the Civil Rights movement. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. WedSat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on MonTues. 707.778.4398.

Petaluma Library Through Mar 8, Annual art show features work by Tracy Bigelow Grisman and others. Reception Feb 29 at 6pm. 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

Quicksilver Mine Company

Through Mar 4, “Invitational Exhibition,” featuring fine art by 31 master painters. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. TuesSun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Mar 2-Apr 8, “One Another One,” featuring the work of Chris Beards. Reception, Mar 3 at 4pm. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

Hammerfriar Gallery

Riverfront Art Gallery

Through Apr 7, “Seventh Anniversary Exhibit,” with work by Hamlet Mateo, Mary Jarvis and Luke Damiani. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Through Mar 4, “Living Life” paintings by Kathleen Deyo and “Color in Motion” photopaintings by Jerrie Jerne. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed, Thurs and Sun, 11 to 6. FriSat, 11 to 8. 707.775.4ART.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Feb 29-Apr 2, “Feathers and Fur,” featuring animal artworks. Reception, March 2 at 5pm. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. Daily, 11 to 6. 707.431.1970.

Through Mar 16, “Blue,” a juried exhibition of work in a variety of media. Through Mar 17, “Quintet,” features ceramics by Denis Hazlewood. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Journey Center Gallery Feb 29-Mar 31, “Myth and Mystery,” paintings by Suzanne DeVeuve. Reception, March 2

University Art Gallery Through Mar 2, “New Work,

WASHES AND DRIPS Painter and Mills College professor Hung Liu opens a show of new work at di Rosa March 3. See Openings, adjacent.

New York,” featuring the work of Tomas Vu. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. 707.664.2295.

MARIN COUNTY Bolinas Museum Through Mar 11, woven photographs of constructed landscapes, by Julie V Garner. Through Mar 11, “Women in Print,” etchings from Paulson Bott Press. Through Mar 17, “Attic Treasures,” featuring artifacts from the history collection. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330.

Gallery Bergelli Through Mar 7, survey of paintings by John McNamara. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Gallery Route One Through Mar 4, “Photography: A Fine Art,” featuring the work of Tim Fleming, Alan Plisskin and Sister Adele Rowland. Through Apr 1, “Retrospective, Evolution,” featuring the work of Eric Engstrom and “The Book of Remembrance,” featuring the work of Myong-Ah Rawitscher. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Headlands Center for the Arts Through Mar 4, “Demobbing: Landscape, Structure and Bioform,” featuring 20 California artists reflecting on the idea and effects of

demobilization. Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito. Sun-Fri, noon to 4. 415.331.2787.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Mar 6-29, “Fleurs,” juried show with floral theme. Reception, Mar 6 at 6pm. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

142 Throckmorton Theatre Mar 1-31, Drawings, paintings, photos and ceramics by Tamalpais High School Students. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Farm, 7781 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.9492.

Low-Cost Health Exams Family nurse practitioner students provide physical exams, screening and vision tests and more. Wed-Fri through May 4. $25-$60. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

Once Upon an Evening Fundraiser for Stone Bridge School includes silent and live auctions, food pairings, dancing and dessert. Mar 3, 6pm $85. Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville. 707.968.2203.

NAPA COUNTY Yountville Community Hall Through Mar 12, “Mustard and More” juried exhibit sponsored by Napa Valley Photographic Society. 6516 Washington St, Yountville.

Di Rosa Mar 3-Jun 10, “Cycle,” new work by Hung Liu. Reception, Mar 3 at 6pm. $10. Di Rosa, 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa. Wed-Fri, 9:30am to 3; Sat, appointment only. 707.226.5991.

Events Honorary Tree Planting Tree planting to honor Wangari Mathai, Kenya native and Nobel winner. Mar 4, 2pm Free. Luther Burbank Experiment

Field Trips Spring Workshop Series Two-hour interactive workshops on the importance of native plants to California ecosystem and how to design, care for and maintain your own native backyard. Sat, Mar 3. $40. Richardson Bay Audubon Center, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd, Tiburon. 415.388.2524.

Film Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour REI hosts evenings of awardwinning films from the 2011

Mar 4, 2pm. $25. Keller Estate Winery, 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.765.2117.

Classic Woody Allen Series

Money for annual crab feed goes to Soroptimist International. Mar 3, 5:30pm. $50. Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 N Oak St, Calistoga.

A mix of the urbane sadsack’s best, featuring “Manhattan,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Play It Again Sam,” “Annie Hall” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Mar 1, “Manhattan.” $10. Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4222.

Desert of Forbidden Art The true story of how Igor Savitsky saved millions of dollars worth of paintings from the Soviet Russian government by hiding them in a museum in the desert in Uzbekistan. Mar 6, 6pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3871.

First Friday Films Watch Schulz’ favorite films. March 2, “Mutiny on the Bounty.” First Fri of every month. $5. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Le Bonheur Agnes Varda’s ambitious New Wave tale of love and infidelity. Fri, Mar 2, 7pm and Sun, Mar 4, 4pm. $4-$6. Sonoma Film Institute, Warren Auditorium, SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2606.

National Theatre Live Live series of performances broadcast from the National Theatre, London. “Comedy of Errors,” Thurs, Mar 1 and Sat, Mar 3. $30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Work-in-Progress Screening Farm-to-table dinner and documentary screening of “The Organic Life” by Casey Beck. Mar 3, 5:30pm. $150. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216.

Food & Drink April in Japan, June in Bulgaria Fundraiser for Sonoma County’s Terri Rivero features Black Market Blues Band, wine-tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and silent auction.

Crab Feed & Auction

Healing Foods Basics

Lightweight Backpacking Basics

Connect the dots between health, food, stress, physical fitness and other factors. Mar 1, 6pm. $15-$35. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, 15290 Coleman Valley Rd, Occidental. 707.874.1557.

Gavin Newsom

Knives with David Budworth

Jeane Slone, author of the historical fiction “She Flew Bombers During WW II,” discusses the contribution of female pilots to WWII. Doyle Library, Room 4245. Mar 6, 3:30pm. Free. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 1.800.564.SRJC.

Hone your mincing, boring and butterflying skills with Bay Area chef. Wed, Mar 7, 6:30pm. $39 plus $20 materials fee. Fresh Starts Cooking School, 1399 North Hamilton Pkwy, Novato. 415.382.3363.

187th Spirited Birthday Bash Celebrate a Prussian revolutionary with wine and perhaps literal spirits, when medium Leanne Thomas attempts to channel the vineyard’s founder. Mar 3, 6pm. $100. Charles Krug, 2800 Main St, St Helena. 707.967.3993.

Stand Up for a Cause Comedy and craft beer help fund local Boys and Girls Club. Fri, Mar 2. $10. Bear Republic Brewing Co, 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.2337.


REI backpacking expert Karin Albrecht provides tips. Mar 6, 7pm. Free. REI Santa Rosa, Southside Shopping Center, 2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.9025. Mar 7, 7pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, 213 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.1938.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival. Mar 5-6, 7pm. $20. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

An A-List Conversation with Bruce Macgowan. Mar 7, 7:30pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

She Flew Bombers

SSU Jazz Forums Series of jazz lectures. John Stowell and Mike Zilber Quartet, Feb 29. Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

St Petersburg: Showplace of the Romanov Dynasty Dr Bruce Elliot, historian and professor, presents story of St. Petersburg. Mar 7, 6pm. $8$10. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Lectures Readings The Coded Language of Privilege A panel discussion facilitated by Dr Brian Douglas Phifer, held in Room 4608 of the Bertolini Student Center. Feb 29, 1:30pm. Free. SRJC, Doyle Student Center Lounge, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4460.

Giving Good Meetings Nonprofit consultant Carol Friedman offers workshop on productive meetings. Mar 1, 7pm. Dance Palace, Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Great Canyon Hikes of Colorado Plateau Ken and Marcia Powers give digital presentation of hikes. Feb 29, 7pm. Free. REI Corte Madera, 213 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.927.1938.

Aqus Cafe Feb 29, 7pm, Speak Easy Literary Salon. 189 H St, Petaluma 707.778.6060.

Book Passage Feb 29, 7pm, “Pineapple Grenade,” with Tim Dorsey. Mar 2, 7pm, “Sonoma Rose,” with Jennifer Chiaverini. Mar 3, 1pm, “Corporations Are Not People,” with Jeff Clements. Mar 3, 4pm, “Cherokee Neurosurgeon,” with Brian Andrews and Charles Wilson. Mar 4, 4pm, “The Spinoza Problem,” with Irvin Yalom. Mar 5, 7pm, “The Mirage,” with Matt Ruff. Mar 6, 10am, “Extra Yarn,” with Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Mar 6, 7pm, “Bringing Home the Dharma,” with Jack Kornfield. Mar 7, 7pm, “Murder at the Lanterne Rouge,” with Cara Black. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960. )


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Gaia’s Garden Mar 4, 6pm, Dine With the Authors Night, short readings and lively conversation with local authors. $4. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa 707.544.2491.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Mar 1, 3:30pm, “101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies,” with Lee Warldaw. Mar 3, 5pm, “Bastard Out of Carolina,” with Dorothy Allison. Mar 7, 6pm, “Monstress,” with Lysley Tenorio. 2316 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Mar 1, 7pm, “Sonoma Rose,” with Jennifer Chiaverini. Mar 4, 2 and 3:30pm, “Extra Yarn,” with Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Theater A Case of Libel A lively courtroom battle inspired by the trial between journalists Quentin Reynolds and Westbrook Pegler. Through Mar 11, 3 and 8pm. $12-$22. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

Fiddler on the Roof Marin Youth Performers channel classic about tradition and diaspora. Fri, Mar 2, 7:30pm, Sat, Mar 3, 2pm and Sun, Mar 4, 2pm. $14-$30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Moll Dinner Theater Irish comedy by John B Keane in a dinner-theater setting. Tues, Mar 6, 5:30pm. $40 for dinner and show. Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Ms Pat’s House One-woman play presented by Jovelyn Richards. Mar 3-4, 2 and 7pm. $12-$15. Arlene Francis Theater, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Bone Shaker

Dorothy Allison celebrates 20th anniversary of ‘Bastard Out of Carolina.’ For working-class, feminist writers, Dorothy Allison is a hero for her ability to write fearlessly about dysfunctional family dynamics, lesbian sexuality and growing up poor. From Allison, I learned that the writing life wasn’t only for those with the privilege of time and money; it’s for anyone willing to do the hardscrabble work of putting pen to paper and believing in their own wild grace. Those who read Bastard Out of Carolina when it was first published in 1992 might have a hard time believing that it’s been 20 years since Allison’s brutal, luminous first novel entered the world. Likewise, it’s impossible to imagine a world without Bone, the book’s Gospel-loving, stark-eyed, 12year-old narrator, who spends the book in the midst of surviving sexual abuse by her stepfather. For its beautiful, gripping prose, the book takes a rightful position—next to Beloved, Wise Blood and As I Lay Dying—on the shelf of canonic Southern fiction. Dorothy Allison appears Saturday, March 3, at Copperfield’s Books in Montgomery Village. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 5pm. Free. 707.578.8938.—Leilani Clark

Wizard of Oz Original adaptation of L Frank Baum’s classic. Mar 2-4, 8-11, and 15-17. $12-$15. Imaginists Theatre Collective, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7554.

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ARIES (March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19) At one point in his book The Divine Comedy, the Italian poet Dante is traveling through purgatory on his way to paradise. American poet T. S. Eliot describes the scene: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people there were inside the ďŹ&#x201A;ames expurgating their errors and sins. And there was one incident when Dante was talking to an unknown woman in her ďŹ&#x201A;ame. As she answered Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s questions, she had to step out of her ďŹ&#x201A;ame to talk to him, until at last she was compelled to say to Dante, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Would you please hurry up with your questions so I can get on with my burning?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? I bring this to your attention, Aries, because I love the way youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been expurgating your own errors and sins lately. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anything interfere with your brilliant work. Keep burning till youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re done. (Source: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A New Type of Intellectual: Contemplative Withdrawal and Four Quartets,â&#x20AC;? by Kenneth P. Kramer.) TAURUS (April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20)

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been holding yourself back in any way, Taurus, nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the time to unlock and unleash yourself. If you have been compromising your high standards or selling yourself short, I hope you will give yourself permission to grow bigger and stronger and brighter. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been hiding your beauty or hedging your bets or rationing your access to the mother lode, you have ofďŹ cially arrived at the perfect moment to stop that nonsense.

GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20) In the cult blaxploitation ďŹ lm The Human Tornado, the main character, Dolemite, brags about his prowess. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I chained down thunder and handcuffed lightning!â&#x20AC;? he raves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used an earthquake to mix my milkshake! I eat an avalanche when I want ice cream! I punched a hurricane and made it a breeze! I swallowed an iceberg and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t freeze!â&#x20AC;? This is the way I want to hear you talk in the coming week, Gemini. Given the current astrological conďŹ gurations, you have every right to. Furthermore, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be healthy for you. CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22)

Astrologer Antero Alli theorizes that the placement of the sign Cancer in a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chart may indicate what he or she tends to whine about. In his own chart, he says, Cancer rules his ninth house, so he whines about obsolete beliefs and bad education and stale dogmas that cause people to shun ďŹ rsthand experience as a source of authority. I hereby declare these issues to be supremely honorable reasons for you to whine in the coming week. You also have cosmic permission to complain vociferously about the following: injustices perpetrated by small-minded people; short-sighted thinking that ignores the big picture; and greedy self-interest that disdains the future. On the other hand, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have clearance to whine about crying babies, rude clerks or trafďŹ c jams.

LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;August 22) L.A. Weekly praised the music of drone-noise band Barn Owl. Its review said that the listening experience is â&#x20AC;&#x153;akin to placing your ear against the Dalai Lamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stomach and catching the sound of his reincarnation juices ďŹ&#x201A;owing.â&#x20AC;? That sounds a bit like whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ahead for you in the coming week, Leo: getting the lowdown on the inner workings of a benevolent source . . . tuning in to the rest of the story that lies behind a seemingly simple, happy tale . . . gathering up revelations about the subterranean currents that are always going on beneath the surface of the good life. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimately all positive, although a bit complicated. VIRGO (August 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;September 22)

In the coming days, you could do a lot to develop a better relationship with darkness. And no, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that you should do bad things and seek out negativity and be fascinated with evil. When I use that word, â&#x20AC;&#x153;darkness,â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m referring to confusing mysteries and your own unconscious patterns and the secrets you hide from yourself. I mean the difďŹ cult memories and the parts of the world that seem inhospitable to you and the sweet dreams that have lost their way. See what you can do to understand this stuff better, Virgo. Open yourself to the redemptive teachings it has for you.

LIBRA (September 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;October 22) Sister Jessica, a character in Frank Herbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dune books, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The greatest and most important problems of life cannot be solved. They can only be outgrown.â&#x20AC;? I encourage you to use that theory as your operative hypothesis for the foreseeable future. Here are some speciďŹ c clues about how to proceed: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t obsess on your crazy-making dilemma. Instead, concentrate on skillfully doing the

pleasurable activities that you do best. Be resolutely faithful to your higher mission and feed your lust for life. Slowly but surely, I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd that the frustrating impediment will be drained of at least some of its power to lock up your energy.

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

A few years ago, the Hong Kong company Life Enhance sold briefs and boxer shorts that were supposedly designed by a master practitioner of feng shui. On the front of every garment was an image of a dragon, which the Chinese have traditionally regarded as a lucky symbol. To have this powerful charm in contact with your intimate places increased your vital forceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or so the sales rap said. By my estimates, Scorpio, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to need a boost like that in the coming weeks. Without any outside aids whatsoever, your lower furnace will be generating intense beams of magical heat. What are you going to do with all that potent mojo? Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use it on trivial matters.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;December 21) There are times in your life when you do a lot of exploring in the outer world, and other times when your pioneering probes are directed primarily inward. In my astrological opinion, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently more suited for the latter kind of research. If you agree with me, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one tack you might want to take: take an inventory of all your inner voices, noticing both the content of what they say and the tone with which they say it. Some of them may be chatty and others shy; some blaring and others seductive; some nagging and needy and others calm and insightful. Welcome all the voices in your head into the spotlight of your alert attention. Ask them to step forward and reveal their agendas.

CAPRICORN (December 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;January 19) The Oxford English Dictionary, an authority on the state of the English language, adds an average of two new words every day. In the coming weeks, Capricorn, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see you expand your capacity for selfexpression with equal vigor. According to my reading of the astrological omens, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re due for an upgrade in your vocabulary, your clarity and your communication skills. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the OEDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh terms, which would be a good addition to your repertoire: â&#x20AC;&#x153;bouncebackability,â&#x20AC;? the ability to recover from a setback or to rebound from a loss of momentum. AQUARIUS (January 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;February 18) We turn to Dr. Seuss for help in formulating your horoscope this week. He told a story of dining in a restaurant with his uncle, who was served a popover, which is a puffy mufďŹ n thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hollow on the inside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To eat these things,â&#x20AC;? said his uncle, â&#x20AC;&#x153;you must exercise great care. You may swallow down whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solid, but you must spit out the air!â&#x20AC;? Drawing a lesson from these wise words, Dr. Seuss concluded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you partake of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill of fare, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s darned good advice to follow. Do a lot of spitting out the hot air. And be careful what you swallow.â&#x20AC;? I expect your coming week will be successful, Aquarius, if you apply these principles. PISCES (February 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20) You should be like a rooster, Piscesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;dispensing wake-up calls on a regular basis. You should be nudging people to shed their torpor and shake themselves out of their stupor. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your personal version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cockadoodledoo!â&#x20AC;?? It shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be something generic like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open your eyes!â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop making excuses!â&#x20AC;? Come up with attention-grabbing exclamations or signature phrases that no intelligent person can possibly ignore or feel defensive about. For example: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leap into the vortex and scramble our trances!â&#x20AC;?

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