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ast month on 60 Minutes, Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, justified torture—conveniently and euphemistically referred to as “enhanced interrogation techniques.” John Brennan, a counterterrorism adviser to the White House, spoke publicly Monday about the use of drones as a wise, efficient and ethical way to kill terrorists, comparing it to the targeting of German and Japanese commanders in WWII.

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There are several notable bicycle songs that I’d like to add (“Off the Charts,” May 9). There was a ‘60s group called Tomorrow (featuring a pre-Yes Steve Howe) that recorded “My White Bicycle.” It’s on one of the Nuggets collections, was evidently a hit in Europe, and was later covered by Nazareth, the Space Negroes and “Neil” (actor Nigel Planer) from “The Young Ones.”

The members of the U.S. House of Representatives have worked in Washington on 41 of the first 127 days of this year. They are planning to be in session half of the remaining weeks. How long would you keep your job if you worked like that? Even when they show up, they fail to address the biggest problems facing the country. It would take a 50 percent tax increase in order to balance the so-called budget, yet they are avoiding the problem while the national debt continues to grow.

Leo Kottke has a nice instrumental ditty called “Busted Bicycle.” XTC fans might know “Bike Ride to the Moon” by the Dukes of Stratosphear. Cracker has a couple relevant ones, my favorite being “I Ride My Bike,” the hidden track on the Kerosene Hat CD. The New York band Masters of Reality (which at one point featured Ginger Baker on drums) had a short tune on their second album Sunrise on the Sufferbus called “Bicycle” that’s quite nice. Livingston Taylor had a whole album titled Bicycle in the mid-’90s. The title track is somewhat humorous, intentional or not. More current examples include the Decemberists’ “Apology Song” (about guilt over a stolen bike), “Let Me Lie” by Trey Anastasio (“Gonna take my bike out / Gonna take my bike / Gonna ride it slowly / Gonna ride it just how I like”), plus TV on the Radio’s “Bicycles Are Red Hot” and Bouncing Souls’ “The BMX Song.” Since most of the above are good, I’ll add one stinker, “Handlebars” by the Flobots has to be one of the worst (seemingly) bicycle-related songs, even though it’s probably got nothing to do with riding a bike. It should have just been called “G.W.’s Folly.”

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knew something was wrong when the retreat guide pulled out a baseball bat.

A young man—let’s call him Tony— had just shared a bad memory with our small group of men as we stood inside a ranch cabin in northern Arizona. When he was a kid, Tony explained, he tried to get his dad’s attention while he read the newspaper. Dad pushed him away. When Tony finished the story, the guide explained that all these

years Tony had been carrying around the emotional baggage his dad heaped on him that day. The newspaper was more important than his son, and this was part of the “father wound”—an uncaring, distant father—that made Tony gay. The guide said it was time to get rid of the father wound. He had Tony kneel down in front of another man pretending to read a newspaper. After a punching bag was slipped between them, Tony was given the bat and told to pretend to beat his father to death.

This happened on day two of Journey into Manhood, a 48-hour retreat designed to help several dozen men overcome unwanted “same-sex attraction.” I was there undercover, a straight man investigating so-called ex-gay therapies. By that afternoon in 2009, I had already spent a year looking into ex-gay ministries. Ex-gay programs, the vast majority connected to conservative Christian denominations, subscribe to a developmental model of homosexuality: emotional ) 10

The world can be a cruel place for a foster child, a reality that Ashley Rhodes-Courter captures in her 2008 New York Times bestseller Three Little Words. Born in 1985, Rhodes-Courter entered the Florida fostercare system when she was three. The young girl lived in 14 different homes, some of them abusive, before the age of 12, when she was finally adopted permanently into a family. She went on to graduate from college with honors and traveled to South Africa and China to expand her knowledge of child-welfare systems across the world. Now, many awards, television appearances and one book later, the plucky author speaks regularly about the importance of finding loving and permanent homes for foster children everywhere. Rhodes-Courter appears on Friday, May 18, at Copperfield’s Books. 3900-A Bel Aire Plaza, Napa. 5pm. Free. 707.252.8002.

Righting Wrongs The stories just keep coming. From the beating of an unarmed teenager in the early morning outside of a local high school to the seemingly overzealous, YouTube-posted manhandling of a drunken reveler after last year’s Handcar Regatta, police brutality is an unfortunate reality in the North Bay. This week, the Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline (PACH) hosts a training called “Do You Know Your Rights?” The two-hour session addresses what is legal, how to increase your safety during police interactions, how to assert your rights if a confrontation does occur, and includes “what if” scenarios and a Q&A period. Know where you stand on Saturday, May 19, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 2:30pm. $10, no one turned away for lack of funds. 707.542.7224. —Leilani Clark

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Ex-Gay ( 9 wounds from childhood cause men and women to become gender-confused, which leads them to cannibalize their Godgiven gender identity by having same-gender sex. Sound bogus? It should. The theories driving ex-gay programs have been rejected by just about every major professional mental health organization. But that hasn’t prevented pastors, preachers, parents, “life coaches,” let alone licensed mental health professionals, from pushing ex-gay therapies, also known as “reparative” therapy or sexualorientation change efforts (SOCE), on confused or misled youth and adults. “Closeted, highly religious LGBT clients are often plagued by deep shame and fear. When they reach out for help, they usually turn to someone within their religious community, such as a pastoral counselor or therapist,” says Lisa Maurel, a licensed marriage and family therapist who opposes therapy designed to change someone’s sexual orientation. “Too often, because this professional adheres to the myths of SOCE, they reinforce stereotypes and shame-binding messages about sexuality to a client who is already vulnerable and afraid.” Ex-gay programs started in the 1970s. They formed as a Christcentered response to the growing gay rights movement. In 1973, the same year that the American Psychological Association removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Love in Action, the first ex-gay ministry, formed in San Rafael. Today, several major ex-gay umbrella groups exist, but they have trouble agreeing on their techniques. For example, as part of the weekend retreat I attended, guides had us practice “healing touch” therapy. I sat on the floor between the outstretched legs of one man and leaned back against his chest while other men placed their hands on my arms and legs. (This position was

called “the Motorcycle.”) But in a policy statement, the largest ex-gay umbrella group, Exodus International, opposes “the therapeutic practice commonly referred to as ‘holding/touch therapy’ as a healing exercise for those with same-sex-attraction distress.” Perhaps they find it counterproductive to their goals. On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary Committee approved SB 1172 to go before the full Senate sometime in June. The bill would ban psychotherapists from practicing SOCE on minors and require mental-health professionals to provide adults seeking SOCE a disclosure on the risk of harm, and to obtain that client’s informed consent. “Under the guise of a California license, some therapists are taking advantage of vulnerable people by pushing dangerous sexualorientation-change efforts,” says bill author State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance. “These bogus efforts have led in some cases to patients later committing suicide, as well as severe mental and physical anguish. This is junk science, and it must stop.” “For decades, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people— particularly youth—have suffered psychological abuse by those who are entrusted to care for their emotional and psychological wellbeing,” says Clarissa Filgioun, Equality California board president, which sponsored SB 1172. “It’s long past time to do everything in our power to put an end to the use of therapy tactics that have no sound scientific basis and that cause lifelong damage.” One of the most disturbing parts about attending ex-gay ministries was watching normal, happy, healthy people be convinced that something was deeply wrong with them. When a Christian counselor visited our support group in San Jose, one young man raised his hand and asked why he struggled with same-sex attraction when he had a strong, loving relationship with his parents. The counselor told him his same-sex attraction was evidence that his upbringing probably wasn’t as good as he thought.


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might raise the question of why turtles (and tortoises for land-locked peoples) have for centuries been perceived as the “right” species to contain or bear the weight of the world. Aside from carrying their homes on their backs and moving at a sane pace, turtles have survived every great deluge known to humankind. Well, perhaps all but one: the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Unseen at first, turtles were rocked by that deadly explosion on April 20, 2010, and suffered greatly in the months afterward. While we were told that the equivalent of 5,000 barrels of crude oil was leaking into the Gulf ecosystem each day, recently released BP memos place that gush between 68,000 and 138,000 barrels per day. According to a report by ProPublica.org, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix has been criminally charged with destroying evidence about what led to the spill. If convicted, Mix faces 20 years jail time and $250,000 fines on both counts. But a few million in fines will not take the oil off remaining Gulf turtles. Of the seven distinct extant species of sea turtle, five of those species are suffering as a result of the spill, among them the endangered Kemp’s Ridley. Last week, Greenpeace published new photos, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, showing turtles in the Gulf either covered in oil or dead on the beach. One photo simply shows 20 garbage bags, all filled with dead sea turtles. The photos were obtained from the NOAA, which counted more than 600 dead sea turtles from the Gulf. Two years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, we’re all inside the turtle’s shell, still reeking of oil and waiting to see how things turn out. To see the newly released photos, see www.greenpeace.org.


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he talk in Sebastopol these days is all about the Barlow, the large retail and light industrial development currently under construction on Highway 12. The project is pulling in a number of businesses (Kosta Browne Winery, Rosso Pizzeria, Community Market, Acre Coffee, Woodfour Brewing Co.)

that have residents buzzing with expectation. At least four existing downtown Sebastopol businesses (Taylor Maid Farms, Village Bakery, the Uncarved Block and Quinn Brothers Boardshop) are relocating to the Barlow, and I’m not the first person in town to wonder what effect the project might have on downtown. Sebastopol’s Main Street corridor doesn’t have the same tourism draw as, say, the downtowns of Healdsburg,

St. Helena or Sonoma—which is another way of saying it hasn’t been gentrified yet. The main reason, as I see it, are the three lanes of Highway 116 that roar through what would otherwise be a quaint area. Will the opening of the Barlow this fall further diminish downtown Sebastopol’s appeal? That remains to be seen, but once the Barlow opens, at least one downtown restaurant, K&L Bistro, seems poised not only to survive but to thrive.

Sebastopol has few truly musteat-at restaurants, but K&L Bistro is one of them. The brick-walled K&L has been around since 2001, serving a menu of French-accented classics built around premium and often locally sourced ingredients in a small and frequently crowded dining room. (Interestingly, the restaurant owns an adjacent space next door, currently used for storage, and when the economy ticks up, they may expand into the space to increase the size of the rather tight dining room. For now, the get-to-know-your-neighbors intimacy is part of its appeal.) With dishes like roasted bone marrow, sole meuniere, duck confit and French onion soup, K&L is decidedly untrendy. Any restaurant that serves dishes such as these, however, must face the challenge of execution—classic dishes poorly rendered can come off as fusty and tired. But chefowners Karen and Lucas Martin cook with skill and use prime ingredients, which allows them to bring timelessness to the standards of the bistro genre. Case in point: the housecured sardines ($10.50). Over the last 10 years, sardines have migrated out of smelly tins to white-tablecloth restaurants, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better preparation of the fish. The omega-rich oiliness of the meaty sardines is offset by a bright whitewine vinegar marinade, celery, and sour-sweet onion agrodolce sauce. Peel a filet off the fish, lay it on the accompanying grilled bread with a dab of the agrodolce—nourishing, satisfying and delicious all at once. For the full effect, eat the soft, highly edible bones. The aforementioned roasted bone marrow ($8.50) scores as well. The simplicity of K&L’s rosemaryperfumed version spooned onto more grilled bread with a pinch of sea salt makes theirs the standard bearer. The springy fava bean, radish and farro salad ($9.50) with frisée and Valley Ford cheese could use a shot of lemon juice or vinegar to fully bring it to life, though still it makes for another great opener, as does the simple County Line farm salad ($9).


Any good bistro needs a good bistro burger, and K&L hits the mark with theirs ($13.50), a plumb, flavorful burger made with Meyer antibiotic-free beef grilled over a mesquite fire and topped with a well-toasted bun. The house-made mustards on the side are a nice touch as well. The sole meuniere ($23) is a textbook version, with lightly browned, sweet fish and a simple lemon and butter sauce. The french fries on the side are as crispy and steamy-moist inside as anyone could want. The thin, well-breaded chicken piccata ($23.50) swam in a bit too much browned butter, but it was still delicious, if currently unfashionable. The peashoot and radish salad served alongside it lightened up the main course.

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The only entrée that left me flat was the braised sea bass ($24.50) served with artichokes, potatoes, fava beans and cherry tomatoes. The fish and vegetables were fresh and flavorful, but they didn’t add up to more than sum of their parts. It was boring. K&L offers a changing list of housemade desserts. My favorite is the chocolate and butterscotch pudding ($8). When was the last time you had butterscotch? It’s time to have it again. The wine list offers some decent wines by the glass, but given the restaurant’s location in the center of the North Bay wine country, I would have expected to find a broader and more eclectic local selection. Service is prompt without being hurried—professional but friendly enough for a neighborhood bistro. If Sebastopol is, in fact, on pace to be changed forever by the Barlow, K&L Bistro is ready.

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S O N O MA CO U N T Y Buck’s American. $$. Small plates complement classic fare at Guerneville staple. Prime rib weekend nights! Dinner, Wed– Sat; brunch and dinner, Sun. 16440 Fourth St, Guerneville. 707.869.3608.

Cafe Zazzle Eclectic cafe. $-$$. Colorful, tasty food cooked Mexican-, Japanese-, Thai- and Italian-style. Lunch and dinner daily. 121 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.1700. China Room Chinese. $-$$. 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.

Diavola Italian/Pizza. $$. From the folks of Taverna Santi, with artisan wood-fired pizzas and elaborate antipasti served in a rustic-chic old brick former smokehouse. Lunch and dinner Wed-Mon. 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.0111.

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant CaliforniaFrench. $$$$. A splurgeworthy, romantic inn with an extensive wine list and highly polished service. Dinner, ThursSun. 7871 River Rd, Forestville. 707.887.3300.

Flavor California cuisine. $-$$. Fresh and organic white-tablecloth food at paper-napkin prices. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 96 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. 707.573.9695. The Girl & the Fig Bistro. $$$. Country food with a French passion. Great wine bar, great patio. Lunch and dinner daily. 110 W Spain St, Sonoma. 707.938.3634.

Jennie Low’s Chinese. $-$$. Light, healthy, and tasty Cantonese, Mandarin, Hunan, and Szechuan home-style

cooking. Great selection, including vegetarian fare, seafood, and noodles. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. Two locations: 140 Second St, Ste 120, Petaluma. 707.762.6888. Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, Rowland Ave, Novato. 415.892.8838.

La Gare French. $$$. Dine in an elegant atmosphere of Old World charm. Dinner, Wed-Sun 208 Wilson St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4355. Lily Kai Chinese. $$. An extensive array of bistro-chic dishes like mild curry lamb, spicy basil prawns and roast duck with steamed lotus buns. Hot and sour soup is stellar. Lunch and dinner daily. 3100 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.782.1132.

Nonni’s Ristorante Italiano Italian. $$. Hearty family recipes served with neighborly hospitality. Familyowned. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 420 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.0222.

Real Döner Turkish. $-$$. Casual, cafe-style ordering from a friendly staff. Get the coffee and buibal yuvasi dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. 307 F St, Petaluma. 707.765.9555. Rocker Oysterfeller’s American. $$-$$$. Friendly, warm service in a spot whose menu is thick with local, organic ingredients. Dinner, Wed-Sun; brunch, Sun. 14415 Coast Hwy 1, Valley Ford (at the Valley Ford Hotel). 707.876.1983.

Tres Hombres Mexican. $-$$. Excellent food in Petaluma’s Theater District, and a fun place to hang before or after a flick.Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 151 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma. 707.773.4500.

Willow Wood Market Cafe Mediterranean. $$. Homey, eclectic foods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch,

Sun. 9020 Graton Rd, Graton. 707.823.0233.

MARIN CO U N T Y Comforts Californian. $$. The Chinese chicken salad is beyond rapturous. Excellent celebrity sightings. Eat in or takeout. Breakfast and lunch daily. 335 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.454.9840. Fish Seafood. $$-$$$. Incredibly fresh seafood in incredibly relaxed setting overlooking bay. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sat. (Cash only.) 350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.FISH.

Marin Brewing Co Pub food. $-$$. Excellent soups, salads, pub grub and awardwinning pork-beer sausage. Lunch and dinner daily. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677. Mountain Home Inn American. $$-$$$$. Great summer sandwiches with a view atop Mt Tamalpais. Breakfast, Sat-Sun; lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun. 810 Panoramic Dr, Mill Valley. 415.381.9000.

Pizzeria Picco Pizza. $-$$. The wood-fired oven keeps things cozy, and the organic ingredients and produce make it all tasty. Lunch and dinner, Sat-Sun; dinner only, Mon-Fri. 32o Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.8900. Small Shed Flatbreads Pizza. $$. Slow Food-informed Marin Organics devotee with a cozy, relaxed family atmosphere and no BS approach to great food served simply for a fair price. 17 Madrona Ave, Mill Valley. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 415.383.4200.

Sushiholic Japanese. $$$$. A nice addition to the local lineup, with a lengthy and wellcrafted repertoire including uncommon dishes like nabeyaki udon, zaru soba, yosenabe and sea bass teriyaki. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Rowland Plaza, 112-C Vintage Way, Novato. 415.898.8500. Tommy’s Wok Chinese. $-$$. Tasty and filling Chinese fare without the greasy weigh-down. Nice vegetarian selections, too. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner only,


Thomas Keller’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Prix fixe dinner changes daily. Actually takes reservations. 6476 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2487.

Alexis Baking Co Cafe. $-$$. Alexis excels at baked goods and offers killer breakfasts and sensible soup’n’-salad lunches. 1517 Third St, Napa. 707.258.1827.

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

Celadon Global comfort food. $$. Relaxed sophistication in intimate neighborhood bistro setting by the creek. Superior wine list. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 500 Main St, Ste G, Napa. 707.254.9690.

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

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

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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.

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

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

Siena California-Tuscan. $$$$. Sophisticated, terroirinformed cooking celebrates the local and seasonal, with electric combinations like

sorrel-wrapped ahi tuna puttanesca. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. 707.259.0633.

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

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For months, Napa locals have pined over the passing of their beloved Martini House. While those tears stopped flowing with the recent opening of Goose & Gander in the same St. Helena space, new ones tend to roll after one bite of the G&G burger. It’s not merely the bomb—it’s a hand grenade. Unassuming on the outside until gooey goodness explodes on the inside, this gargantuan burger from chef Kelly McCown, with its secret sauce and duck-fat fries, is culinary nirvana. The hunk of beef could easily feed you and your best bud, but screw sharing. Hoard it tucked into one of the cushy booths that boots white-tablecloth formality for casual duck-club digs. Proprietor Andy Florsheim heeded locals’ warnings by not messing with the downstairs bar. Rock tunes roll, and snapshots of Mick Jagger linger amid a crowd that’s sexy without trying too hard. But it’s the cocktails shaken and stirred by celebrity mixologist Scott Beattie, formerly of Spoonbar in Healdsburg, that are the real rock stars. Start with the Scarlet Gander, a perfect summer swig with its shiso-ginger syrup, mint and pickled rhubarb, which will leave you crying for more. Escape the crowds to the reinvigorated outdoor space with an equally dizzying cucumber Collins in hand. At last, Napa’s nightlife scene is back. Goose & Gander, 1245 Spring St., St. Helena. 707.967.8779.—Christina Julian

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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 De La Montanya Vineyards & Winery

5700 River Road Santa Rosa

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

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Fetzer Vineyards Even as a corporate giant, Fetzer retains its conscience about the earth, the grapes, the land and its wine. Chardonnay is what Fetzer does especially well. The winery also has a small deli and inn. 13601 Old River Road, Hopland. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 800.846.8637.

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warehouse and a clean-cut, UC Davis–trained winemaker belie the wild-eyed truth: Unusual, fruity “natural wine” as fresh as next Friday, bottled in stainless steel Kleen Kanteens. Ask for Hardy. 3350 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. Friday–Saturday, 10:30am– 6pm, or by appointment. 707.527.7063.

Ram’s Gate Winery Fireplaces blaze away, ceilings soar—if the vibe is more executive retreat than tasting room, consider that a positive.

Pairings from oysters to albondigas; crispy cured pork belly to seared gulf shrimp; goat cheese tart to nicoise salad. Great views, too. 28700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Open for tasting, Thursday– Monday, 10am–6pm; kitchen open 11am–5pm. 707.721.8700.

Sojourn Cellars Complex but lissome Sonoma Valley Cab is the star at comfortable tasting salon just off the Sonoma Plaza that’s as comfortable as a living room. No need to fear sit-down, appointment-only tastings; just focus on Sojourn’s lawn chair logo and relax. 141 E. Napa St., Sonoma. Complimentary tasting by appointment. 707.938.7212. Thomas George Estates Pinot pioneer Davis Bynum hung up the hose clamp and sold his estate, but the good wine still flows in remodeled tasting room featuring a long bar and vineyard videos. Russian River Chard, Pinot and Zin; sweet berry flavors and long-lasting finishes. Caves completed for tours in 2010. 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 11am–5pm, daily. Tasting fee, $5. 707.431.8031.

N A PA CO U N TY Bouchaine Vineyards Venerable producer of estategrown Burgundian style wine in the rustic wind-scraped hills of Carneros. Pinot Noir and Pinot Meuier with a coolclimate, cherry-skin crispness that nearly crunches in the mouth, and Chardonnay with a “mouth of butter.” Patio service in fair weather, cozy hearthside tasting in cooler days; good-humored hospitality throughout. 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa. Open daily, 10:30am–4pm; tasting fee $5. 707.252.9065.

Fantesca Estate & Winery (WC) Set on land that was the dowry gift when Charles Krug married in 1860,

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

Monticello Vineyards Thomas Jefferson had no success growing wine grapes; happily, the Corley family has made a go of it. Although winetasting is not conducted in the handsome reproduction building itself, there’s a shaded picnic area adjacent. 4242 Big Ranch Rd., Napa. Open daily, 10am–4:30pm. $15. 707.253.2802, ext. 18.

Swanson Vineyards Not lotus-eating, per se, but caviar, Grana Padano, artisan chocolate bonbons–same idea. Whimsically elegant Salon or informal, candystriped Sip Shoppe. Known for Merlot. 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford. Sip Shoppe Thursday–Sunday 11am–5pm; call or ring gate. Fee $15–$20. Salon by appointment, $60. 707.754.4018.

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

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

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


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n a standard gag of New Yorker cartoons, a businessman stands aside his son overlooking a factory floor, and says, “Son, one of these days, all of this will be yours . . .” Something of that nature occurred when Tom Jordan asked his son to take over operations of the family winery, except that instead of the factory office, the scene was aboard a cruise ship, and the factory makes one of the nation’s most beloved restaurant wines amid the vineyards of the Alexander Valley.

Jordan accepted the offer in 2005 and took ownership in 2007. Vowing to do away with the “velvet rope mentality,” he purged staff, added friends on Facebook, sent out a Twitter feed and opened the winery to the public for the first time in its 40 years. Fronted by a stand of poplars, wreathed in ivy and robed in privets, Jordan is very much the Bordeaux chateau that Tom Jordan had originally aimed to purchase. Counter to the prevailing smorgasbord of varietals in 1970s California, and to the trend toward vineyard designates of today, Jordan releases just one master blend each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. A secret bookcase door in the sumptuously furnished “library” opens to a dimly lit parlor, the table set with plates of cheese and amuse-bouche. The 2010 Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($29) has a full complement of oak, butter cookie and Meyer lemon, but only really makes sense washing down a little assembly of sushigrade hamachi with daikon radish and a quartered, hard-boiled quail egg. The lean, lemon-meringue flavor carries the day, the unintegrated oak wafts away, and I stop worrying about how they peel those little eggs. The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon ($52), said to be more in keeping with the house style, has pencil-lead notes over warm berries and fine tannins, but the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon ($59), heady with fig, plum and cassis, with a plush taste of chewy dark fruit, is my kind of restaurant wine, one that would never offend and is more likely to impress. Jordan Vineyard & Winery, 1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg. Tours and tastings, Monday–Saturday, and Sundays through October, at set times by appointment. $20–$30. 800.654.1213.

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Larkspur Flower & Food Fest Bloom with pride as local gardeners bring their best flora to show off at this 23rd annual celebration. The daylong event features a schedule of flower-themed events and gourmet food exhibitions. May 27 on Magnolia Avenue, downtown Larkspur. 11am–6pm. Free. 415.383.3470.

Auction Napa Valley Having raised more than $97 million for local nonprofits since its inception in 1981, Auction Napa Valley is a crazy big way for wine lovers and deep pockets to enjoy a party. The event, May 31–June 3, features all the many different kinds of auctions, winery events, dinners, dress-up opportunities and fun that regular attendees count on. The main auction

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Friday Night Live The best little concert series in the best little north Sonoma County town of Cloverdale, with highlights Melvin Seals & the JGB (July 13), New Monsoon (July 27) and Dave Berry (Aug. 3). June 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aug. 31 in the Town Square, Main Street, Cloverdale. Free. www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org.

Pride Comedy Night Sonoma Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular pride event, the LGBT celebration features the riotous humor of comedian and actress Margaret Cho on June 2. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$65. 707.546.3600. Beerfest: The Good One! Eat, drink and be merry to support an excellent cause when the ) 26 21st annual Beerfest to


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Art at the Source More than 150 artists in 96 studios throughout western Sonoma County are open to the public during two weekends, June 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 and 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. Celebrating its 18th anniversary, Art at the Source provides an opportunity to look behind the scenes, meet the artists and snap up some great deals. Maps can be found at www.artatthesource.org or at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. Free. 707.829.4797. Sonoma Community Center Annual Ox Roast Chow down with the locals on a premium cut of ox meat roasted on the barbecue

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Planetary Dance International dance icon Anna Halprin leads participants in a communal movement ceremony ďŹ lled with poetry, songs and percussion. The annual dance, in which movers can run, walk or stand in a series of concentric circles, will be centered on the theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;peaceâ&#x20AC;? on June 3, beginning at 11am at Santos Meadow in Mt. Tamalpais State Park. For registration details, see PlanetaryDance.org.


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DjangoFest Mill Valley The great French-Belgian-Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt gets a four-day blowout of fans and players presenting concerts, workshops and, yes, “djam” sessions to honor his spirit and inimitable sound. June 7–10 at the

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Film Night in the Park Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the APPLE FamilyWorks presents another year of blockbusters and award-winning films free to audiences throughout Marin County’s community parks. Fun for adults and children, films scheduled this summer include The Hunger Games, The Artist, Hugo, The Help, and classics such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Bring blankets, pillows, backrests and low-seated chairs. June 8– Oct. 6. Various locations. Donations appreciated. 415.272.2756. www.filmnight.org.

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Higher Vision Festival This new event features Burning Spear, Tinariwen, the Motet and many others on June 9 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. If the consciousness-altering tunes get your head a-spinning, there will be plenty of organic grub to bring you back down to earth. 415.256.8499 or InTicketing.com.

Techno-Tribal Dance The decade-plus crown jewel of the Harmony Festival goes smaller but doesn’t disappear at the Hopmonk on June 9. Two stages of pulsing electro music feature Love & Light, Russ Liquid, Seraphim and many others. With limited capacity, this is a firstcome, first serve event. See www.techno-tribal.com.

Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music Two-day live music fest features area crafters, good things to eat and drink, including a wine garden, and live music on two stages. Musical highlights include Chuck Prophet (June 9), Lydia Pense (June 9), Jaime Kyle (June 10) and Bonnie Hayes (June 10). Children’s area complete with petting zoo, art tent and a chance to climb aboard a fire engine. Saturday–Sunday, June 9–10. Old Town Novato, on Grant between Redwood Avenue and Seventh Street. Free. 415.472.1553.

Cotati Jazz Festival The “biggest little jazz festival” celebrates its 32nd anniversary with food, beer, music and fun. This free, all-day event encompasses every musical and nonmusical venue in downtown Cotati with the main acts slated for La Plaza Park. Performers in

the park include Jason Bodlovich, One World Latin Band, Bautista, and the Burleigh Bunch. Check individual venues for bookings. June 16. Noon–7pm. www.cotatijazz.com.

Marin Art Festival This “lawn party for the arts” features over 250 artists by the Lagoon in the Marin Civic Center in a twoday outdoor party that includes international food, live music, fine wine and brews, and more. In addition to paintings, jewelry and sculptures, patrons can enjoy a wide variety of Cajun, Greek and French fare. June 16–17, Lagoon Park, at the Marin Center, Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $10; kids and parking, free. 415.388.0151. www.marinartfestival.com. Rodney Strong Concert Series The 22nd annual KJZY Summer Concert Series in the sunny grasslands behind the Rodney Strong winery kicks off its season with Tower of Power and Craig Chaquico (June 16), Dave Koz and BeBe Winans (July 28), Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio (Aug. 11) and Huey Lewis and the News (Sept. 1). Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg. $50–$115. 707.869.1595.

Sonoma-Marin Fair The world’s ugliest dogs appear and a hundred tons of metal collide in the destruction derby, with carnival rides, fair food and more. The musical lineup includes War (June 20), Night Ranger (June 21), Lonestar (June 22) and 38 Special (June 23). The Fiesta Latina buttons it up on June 26. Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petaluma Fairgrounds, two blocks west of East Washington Exit, Petaluma. June 20–24. Noon to midnight. $15, adults; $10, kids and seniors; under three, free. Tickets include rides. www.sonoma-marinfair.org. Sierra Nevada World Music Fest Slightly outside the North Bay but of avid interest to locals is this three-day roots reggae and world music festival at Booneville’s Mendocino ) 29 County Fairgrounds,


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San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival Over 60,000 folks converge on downtown San Anselmo each year—hungry, thirsty, craft-starved folks. As usual, a section of the fest will include over 200 artists and their various works. There will also be food booths, wine, a merchant marketplace, an emphasis on live music and a kids area. June 23–24. San Anselmo Avenue between Bolinas and Tamalpais streets. 10am–6pm. 415.454.2510.

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Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting Now in its 30th year, this event was founded by Jim Canepa, the late owner of the Mill Valley Market, and has evolved over the years into a fest noted for its large selection of boutique wines and new food trends. Live music, too! June 24 at Depot Plaza, downtown Mill Valley. 1–4pm. 415.388.9700. www.millvalley.org.

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Marin County Fair “200th Anniversary of the Modern Agricultural Fair” is the theme of the 67th annual Marin County Fair, and, as always, the music and fine art are stellar, with fireworks ending every night. Things kick off with carnival gypster-funk stars MarchFourth Marching Band and music legend Dickey Betts and the Great Southern (June 30). East L.A. group Los Lobos rock and roll (July 1), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts take the stage (July 2) and Steel Pulse brings reggae and good vibes (July 3). Preservation Hall Band plays an appropriate date (July 4), followed by Motown giants the Temptations (July 4). June 30–July 4. Marin County Fairgrounds, adjacent to the Marin Center, Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $13–$15; under four, free. June 30, 12 and under, free. 415.499.6400. www.marinfair.org.

Health Fair Sampler Visit the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa on June 30 from 10am-4pm, and purchase samples and tinctures from Sonoma County’s many health and wellness practitioners. Guests pay $20 for four samples, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to local nonprofits. For more information, visit HealthFairSampler.com. Mondavi Winery Summer Music Fest The 43rd edition of

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July B.R. Cohn Winery Charity Car Classic Now in its fourth year, this free event with live music, an auction and raffle takes place Sunday, July 1, and features a classic-car exhibit that includes handpicked vintage, rare, sport and collectable cars. Pre-registration (by June 12) is required for those showing off their car. Space is limited. Donation proceeds benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank of Santa Rosa. 15000 Hwy. 12 in Glen Ellen. 707.938.4064, ext. 136.

Marin Outdoor Shakespeare Festival Prepare to be wowed with outrageous costumes and genteelsounding dialogue peppered with dirty metaphors you may not get. The Marin Shakespeare Outdoor Festival features “King John,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Liar” from July 6–Sept. 30 at the Forest Meadows Ampitheatre in San Rafael. 415.499.4488 or www.MarinShakespeare.org.

14th Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium Downtown San Rafael is transformed into a bike racetrack as pros take over the main downtown streets. Look for an expo on Fourth Street and plenty of kids stuff. July 7. www.srtwilight.com.

Summer Nights Festival Live music highlights in summer months include Hot Buttered Rum (July 7), Rupa and the April Fishes (July 14), Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits (July 21), Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (July 28) and Orquesta La Moderna Tradición (Aug. 4); dinner from Sol Food, Roadside BBQ and more. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. $5–$25. www.marinjcc.org. Festival del Sole An astounding success in fine music,

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KWMR Seventh Annual Far West Fest Voted best music festival in Marin County, this annual green festival on July 21 boasts three stages with several genres including funk, blues, country, rock and experimental. 11am–7pm. Love Field, 11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Point Reyes Station. www.kwmr.org.

Rivertown Revival The Rivertown Revival honors Petaluma’s woefully underloved waterway replete with art boat races, aerial acts, a deliciously mysterious “river monster” and a whole DIY art fair aesthetic that this year salutes an old-timey

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Coney Island feel. The Crux, Frankie Boots, John Courage, Highway Poets and Hubbub Club are confirmed for this fundraiser. July 21, 11am to 7pm, at McNear Landing (Steamer Landing parking lot, follow the trail). $5. www.rivertownrevival.com.

Far West Fest Taking place at the aptly-chosen Love Field in Point Reyes, this year’s seventh annual Far West Fest features local vendors, mountains of oysters and three stages of performances by the Pimps of Joytime, El Radio Fantastique and many others. Since its inception, this community-focused festival has raised over $130,000 for local charities, so go party in the sun (or fog) for a good cause. July 21. FarWestFest.com. Reggae on the River Annual festival features Toots and the Maytals, Midnite, Calypso Rose, Romain Virgo, CeCile, Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits, Duane Stephenson, Nkulee Dube, Tosh Meets Marley and others. July 21–22 at Benbow Lake, Garberville. 707.923.3368.

Catalan Festival The fastest possible trip to Barcelona, the annual festival at Gloria Ferrer features live flamenco guitarists and dancers, the winery’s own sparkling wine and tastings from many Spanishinfluenced eateries, cooking demonstrations, along with a festive grape stomp and traditional folklore surprises. July 21–22. Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, 23555 Carneros Hwy., Sonoma. $45–$55; under five, free. 707.933.1931. www.gloriaferrer.com. Sonoma County Fair Celebrating 76 years, the fair runs July 25–Aug. 12 with the theme “Ports of Call,” offering the largest themed flower show in the country and more horse racing, rodeos, destruction derbies, Farmers Day activities than you can shake a 4-H kid at. Separate admission is required for country star ) 34

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Pacific Islander Festival Enjoy a second annual celebration of food, music, crafts, cool apparel and merchandise, raffle prizes and a silent auction, all hosted by the Rohnert Park Warriors Youth Football and Cheer. Proceeds from the event benefit the organization. July 28. 10am–8pm. City Center Plaza, 500 City Center Drive. Free. www.rpwarriors.org.

August Music in the Vineyards Now kicking off its 18th season, this three-week extravaganza brings together nearly 40 renowned violinists, cellists, pianists and other classical musicians from around the world. Aug. 1–19. Locations vary around Napa County. $45–$50 per show. $534 for 12 evening concerts. www.napavalleymusic.org.

Gaia Festival Three-day festival of sustainable living and live music, with Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Kinky, Dumpstaphunk, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Hot Buttered Rum and others, running Aug. 3–5. Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville. www.thegaiafestival.com. West of West Wine Festival Barrel tastings, dinners, a hog feast at the Union Hotel, seminars and more transform Occidental into a wine lover’s destination for this inaugural fest running Aug. 3–5. Various wineries and locations around Occidental. $20–$450. 888.878.9645.

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Napa Valley Art Festival This juried art exhibit and sale features 26 representational artists from around the country, and finds guests sipping on Napa Valley wines and other delicacies while listening to live music. Aug. 18 at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington St., Yountville. 707.256.3828. www.napavalleyartfestival.com. Grape to Glass Pre-Harvest Party The Russian River Valley celebrates its 17th annual wine gala with more than 50 wines to sample from, local restaurants and food purveyors, a silent auction, a barbecue dinner and fresh, warm Gravenstein apple pie for dessert. Guests can mingle with winemakers, grape growers, restaurateurs and hoteliers, or dance the night away to local band Urban Oasis. Aug. 18 at Richard’s Grove and Saralee’s Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Road, Windsor. $80. 707.521.2534.

Cotati Accordion Festival Use an accordion—go to Cotati! This year marks the 22nd festival of keys and bellows. Dick “the Accordion Man” Contino returns to the festival to play his squeezebox, as do the Mad Maggies, Alicia Baker, the BlackEyed Dempseys and many others. Aug. 18–19. La Plaza Park, Cotati. $15–$25; under 15, free. 707.664.0444. www.cotatifest.com.

Coahoma to Sonoma Blues Festival Lagunitas and KRSH DJ Bill Bowker present old-timey blues-smiths from the swampy genre’s birthplace, Coahoma County. Confirmed acts for this free Aug. 19–20 show include Lightnin’ Malcolm, Cameron Kimbrough and Watermelon Slim.


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Seafood Art & Wine Festival Bodega Bay celebrates for the 18th time with seafood and music. This event showcases the best of California’s wineries and breweries, artists and craftspeople, and, of course, the legendary rubber-duck races. Benefits Stewards of the Coasts and Redwoods and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Aug. 25–26. 16855 Bodega Hwy., just east of the town of Bodega. $8–$15; under 12, free. No dogs this year. 707.824.8717. www. winecountryfestivals.com.

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TRAPEZE ’N’ SUDS The incredible Lagunitas Beer Circus returns to blow your mind on May 20. See Food & Drink, p50.

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Having an adjective before your name makes a bold statement. Lil Wayne. Notorious B.I.G. Rowdy Roddy Piper. With a name like Big Sandy & the FlyRite Boys, the idea might seem like the “big” should apply only to Sandy. Although he is a big guy, that “big” in his name describes his huge voice and massively impressive rockabilly band. Playing up to par each time, Big Sandy and his band keep the mood up-beat and swingin’ all while keeping their hair greased back and suits neatly matching, as if the 1950s never left. It’s go big or go home on Friday, May 18, at Rancho Nicasio. 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. 8:30pm. $12–$15. 415.662.2219.

Everyone loves a success story—it’s inspirational to hear and gives everyone a little bit of hope that maybe one day they will have their story heard in a positive light. The 18-year New Jersey senator, former Olympic and NBA athlete, national radio host and author Bill Bradley comes to Marin to discuss his newest book, We Can All Do Better, which talks about his personal view on the current state of our nation. Judging by his life experience, he sounds like he might be someone worth listening to. Maybe he’ll also give some tips on how to improve your threepoint shooting on Thursday, May 17, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. Free. 415.927.0960.

There’s nothing like a cold, hard look at your bank statement to get you down. What can someone do to overcome empty-wallet syndrome? Attend free things! This weekend, the Marin Agriculture Land Trust hosts its 15th annual Landscape Art Show and Sale to benefit its mission of preserving Marin farmland. For two days the show exhibits pieces from 40 artists, most Marin-based, depicting the pastoral Marin countryside. They say the best things in life are free, so you might as well take advantage of it Saturday–Sunday, May 19–20, May 20, at the Druids Hall. 4499 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio. 2–5pm on Saturday; 10am–4pm on Sunday. Free. 415.663.1158.

Long drives with friends have their ups and downs, but when friends are talented enough to rock covers of oldies hits in a van, it makes sitting for hours much more enjoyable. At least that’s how Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers feel when they’re on tour. You’ve likely seen their YouTube hit “I Can’t Go for That,” with Bluhm singing, playing a kazoo and driving at the same time, but there’s plenty more in the series—and in the band’s well of original songs. This weekend the band opens for the BoDeans on Friday, May 18, at the Mystic Theatre. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8:30pm. $26. 707.765.2121.

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So says Madame Florence Foster Jenkins, the real-life subject of Souvenir, Stephen Temperley’s sneaky little gem of a play now running at the Sixth Street Playhouse. It tells the story of how Jenkins, a wealthy New York society matron with a love of classical music and opera, became a certified celebrity in the 1930s and ’40s. Convinced of her own singing skills, Jenkins performed annual classical recitals alongside her stalwart accompanist Cosme McMoon, and even sold out Carnegie Hall in 1944—despite her spectacular lack

of pitch, tone and rhythm. That Jenkins appeared to be unaware of her awfulness was a large part of her draw, and a matter of constant public speculation. Surely, she was in on the joke. Wasn’t she? In Souvenir, fluidly directed by Michael Fontaine, Temperley walks a surprisingly effective line between comedy and catastrophe, between ridicule and affection, focusing on the remarkable relationship between Jenkins (a superb Mary Gannon Graham, pictured) and McMoon (a delightfully comic John Shillington, who accompanies Graham on grand piano throughout the show). McMoon, with a mix of stricken disbelief and glowing affection, narrates the strange story of his former employer, about whom he clearly still feels a bit protective. “Her folly was so stupendous,” McMoon boasts at one point, “you have to admire its scale.” Throughout the play, Graham (Always, Patsy Cline; Shirley Valentine) perfectly captures the real Jenkins’ supremely inaccurate vocal stylings—not an easy task. Toward the end of the show, Shillington gives a glorious, song-by-song description of the Carnegie Hall event, as Graham—wide-eyed with childlike excitement—appears in a series of outrageous costumes, performing snippets of everything from “Ave Maria” to “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.” “Though you could hardly call the performance ideal,” McMoon says, gleefully, “you could never say it didn’t happen!” Temperley’s lovely climax allows us inside Jenkins’ head, where we finally hear the music the way she always believed she was singing it. It’s the perfect ending to a sweetly moving affirmation of the power of music, of judicious self-delusion and the glorious magic of true friendship. ‘Souvenir’ runs Thursday–Sunday through May 27 in the Studio at Sixth Street Playhouse. 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Thursday–Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm. One 2pm Saturday matinee on May 26. $10–$20. 707.523.4185.


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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG-13; 110 min.) Ensemble romcom about five expecting couples stars Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid and Chris Rock. (GB)

Studios rounds up characters from recent hits for an ensemble superhero thriller directed by Joss Whedon. Stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L . Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. (GB)

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The Cabin in the Woods (R; 105 min.) Director Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon aim to return quality chills to the horror genre in film about a group of friends vacationing in a remote cabin. Nifty movie poster. (GB)

Chimpanzee (G; 78 min.) Disneynature’s fourth original documentary follows an abandoned chimp and his adoption by a new mother in Africa’s Ivory Coast jungle. Coproduced by the Jane Goodall Institute and narrated by Tim Allen. (GB)

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The Deep Blue Sea (R; 98 min.) Rachel Wiesz stars as the wife of a prominent judge who leaves her marriage for an ex-RAF pilot in drama set in 1950s postwar Britain. At Summerfield Cinemas. (GB)

Delicacy (PG-13; 108 min.) A young widow (Audrey Tautou) still mourning her husband’s death after three years is courted by a Swedish co-worker. In French with English subtitles. At Summerfield Cinemas. (GB)

The Five-Year Engagement (R; 124 min.) Jason Segel and Emily Blunt co-star in romcom about a couple whose relationship suffers after their wedding is endlessly postponed. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and produced by Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids). (GB) The Hunger Games (PG-13; 142 min.) Droolingly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling young adult novel about a dystopian future where teens kill teens in annual rated-PG-13 bloodsports. (GB) The Kid with a Bike (NR; 87 min.)

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Coriolanus (R; 122 min.) Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in adaptation of Shakespeare’s final political tragedy about a banished Roman hero who joins forces with the city’s enemy. With Vanessa Redgrave, Gerard Butler and Brian Cox. (GB)

Belgian drama about an abandoned boy who latches on to a woman he meets at a doctor’s office. (GB)

The Lucky One (PG-13; 101 min.) After returning from Iraq, a soldier searches for the unknown woman whose photograph gave him hope and courage. Based on the Nicholas Sparks’ novel. (GB) Marley (PG-13; 144 min.) Bio-doc from Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland) on the life of reggae legend Bob Marley features interviews with Marley’s family and top reggae artists. (GB)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG; 88 min.) Aardman Animations (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit) returns with feature based on books by British author Gideon Defoe. With the voices of Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven. (GB) The Raven (R; 111 min.) John Cusack plays Edgar Allen Poe as a detective hunting a serial killer whose crimes closely resemble murders appearing in the author’s stories. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta). (GB) Think Like a Man (PG-13; 120 min.) After learning their wives are soaking up the advice in Steve Harvey’s real-life self-help book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, four men try to turn the tables on their mates. From director Tim Story (Barbershop). (GB)

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Beyond the Fests

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he Napa Valley Opera House may not have known what it was getting into when it hired Peter Williams as its new artistic director last year, but next thing it knew, Williams, who came from famed jazz club Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in San Francisco, had booked a stellar, heavyhitting jazz lineup.

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Benson (Aug. 24); New York cabaret legend Michael Feinstein (July 13); Blue Note-via-Berkeley hard-bop pianist Benny Green (Aug. 18); standards vocalist Jane Monheit (Aug. 10); Madeleine Peyroux with opener Rebecca Pidgeon (Sept. 1); and, playing in a quartet with Chris Potter, the irrepressibly inventive Pat Metheny (Sept. 18). Outside of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, seen elsewhere in these pages, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diana Krall at the Wells Fargo Center (Aug. 28) and Billy Martin and Wil Blades at Hopmonk (May 30). Blues-wise, KRSH-FM DJ Bill Bowker is lining up a Mississippi blues event at Lagunitas Brewing Co.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amphitheater, featuring Watermelon Slim, Lightninâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Malcolm and other artists from Clarksdale (Aug. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20). Tab Benoit plays the Mystic (May 24), while Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste plays a memorial for Powerhouse owner Bill Bradt at Aubergine (May 31). In hip-hop, Fabolous amazingly plays tiny 19 Broadway (June 29), E-40 appears with whateverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left of V-Nastyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allotted 15 minutes of fame at the Phoenix (June 9), former boy-band rapper J. Boog is at the Mystic (June 27) and Ray Luv reunites with Ant Dog at the Phoenix (June 15). Country stars show up in the form of Glen Campbell (June 22), Trace Adkins (June 26) and the great Jamey Johnson (May 30) at the Wells Fargo Center; also, Martina McBride plays the Sonoma County Fair (Aug. 7). Sheryl Crow, who sometimes thinks she is a country star, plays the Wells Fargo Center (July 20). Boomer rock is well-represented by Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs and Donald Fagen at the Wells Fargo Center (June 27), while Phil Lesh sporadically releases tickets to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ramblesâ&#x20AC;? at his Terrapin Crossroads, but you just have to get lucky. As for the anti-boomers, punk icons Angry Samoans (June 16) and Ill Repute (July 27) are at the Phoenix. Dancehall queen Tanya Stephens (June 11) and Hamsa Lila (July 26) both play the Hopmonk, which is also the new home for the Techno-Tribal Dance (June 9). And the beat goes on . . .

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Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Aloha Hawaii Live Vegas-style show features Hawaiian talent like Willie K, Nohelani Cypriano and others. May 23, 7:30pm. $39-$79. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Arann Harris, Ali Weiss & Garrin Benfield Songwriters in Sonoma May show features three diverse local artists. May 17, 7pm. $10. Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.934.4090.

Blues at the Rock Support Canine Companions for Independence while you booggie to the tunes of the Eyewitness Blues Band. May 18, 7pm. $50. Soda Rock Winery, 8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg. 707.433.1660.

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Celtic Jam Thur May 17, 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm, $5 cover Improv

The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Biggest Comedy Duo Sat May 19, 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Tribute to Gram Parsons, Godfather of Country Rock

Laughing Gravy Thur May 24, 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Guitar and Pedal Steel

Wine Country Swing Fri May 25, 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Celtic with a Kick

Greenhouse Sat May 26, 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Funk, R&B

The Harvest Band Now &INE"EERS7INESs$ 5 minimum Delicious food at a reasonable price

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Milwaukee-based Springsteen lovers play with Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers. May 18, 8:30pm. $26. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Rally for Ally Benefit concert and silent auction for Allyson Paige. May 20, 6pm. $15. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Symphony Youth Orchestra Richard Loheyde conducts in collaboration with Windsor High School String Orchestra. May 20, 3pm. $8-$12. Jackson Theater, Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 707.284.3200.

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MARIN COUNTY Songs for a Changing World Jon Fromer performs with Alex and Harriet Bagwell of the Freedom Song Network. May 19, 7:30pm. $10-$35. Dominican College, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.457.4440.

Young Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Concert Marin Music Chest and MVCMS present selected classical student musicians honored with scholarships. May 20, 5pm. Free. Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley.

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Sonomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;rock and roll choirâ&#x20AC;? performs with Plan Be. May 21, 7:30pm. $15. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Benefit concert for VOENA featuring Peppino Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino and Mark Ibanez as emcee. May 20, 7pm. $35-$45. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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Come celebrate final concert of the SRJC Orchestra under the direction of conductor Cynthia Weichel. May 19, 8pm. Free. Burbank Auditorium, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Acoustic jazz quartet features Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland. May 23, 8pm. $30-$35. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Famed blues guitarist plays with the Stone Foxes opening. May 16, 8pm. $28. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Pop/soul vets of Bay Area scene hold dance party. May 18, 8pm. $20. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. ) 707.259.0123.

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Dead to Me Fat Wreck Chords band plays with Broadway Falls, Strike to Survive and the Arteries. May 21, 7pm. $6. Arlene Francis Theater, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Kirtan Call&-Response Steven Martin, Wil Nolan and Gangadhar chant mantras and prayers. May 19, 7pm. $10-$20. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8280 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.2398.

Ayla Nereo Local electro-folk artist releases third album, with John Courage opening. May 17, 7pm. $5-$10. Arlene Francis Theater, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Portland Cello Project Renowned cello orchestra has done everything from Britney covers to Thao Nguyen collaborations. May 18, 8pm. $10-$30. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

INTROSPECTION Brad Mehdlau caresses nuance at

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SONOMA COUNTY Affronti May 20, Christian FoleyBeining and Todd Smith. 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 105, Healdsburg. 707.431.1113.

Arlene Francis Theater May 17, Ayla Nereo. May 21, Broadway Calls, Dead to Me, Strike to Survive, Arteries. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine May 17, Nearly Beloved with Doug Bluner and Bohemian Highway. May 18, Tippy Canoe, Eight Belles and Manzanita Falls. May 19, Tribal Fest After Party with Nathaniel Johnstone Band and Unwoman. May 20, Fox and Woman with Kelly McFarling. May 22, Tony Gibson. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Doc Hollidayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon May 18, Vicky Guillory and Sugar Cats. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.623.5453.

Flamingo Lounge May 18, Third Rail. May 19, Decadance Finale with DJs Malarkey, Truthlive, Beset. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

French Garden May 18, Out of the Blue. May 19, Da Puna Bruddahs. 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030. $$-"44*$$06/53:30$,#-6&4 - " 4 4*$ $06/ 53:  30$,  #-6& 4

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May 16, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. May 17, Juke Joint with Non-Stop Bhangra. May 18-19, Cosmik Casbah. May 20, Old Jawboneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bob Dylan Tribute. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Hotel Healdsburg May 18, Stephanie Ozer and Peter Barshary. May 19, Ken Cook Trio with Cliff Hugo. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Take a Bow Portland Cello Project reinterprets modern hip-hop Having made a career of covering everyone from Britney to Kanye, Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all-cello orchestra may seem like just another crossover gimmick. But though Portland Cello Project has gained renown for a unique blend of the sacred and profane, its rotating cast transitions so seamlessly between the two that you nearly forget â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toxicâ&#x20AC;? wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t written for the strings. Of course, this could be entirely due to the cellos themselves. If ever there were an instrument designed to fold hip-hop and classical into a well-blended caramel goop, it would be the resonant long-neck. Waka Flocka Flame could saunter onto the Metropolitan Opera stage carrying only a cello and lilt his way through â&#x20AC;&#x153;Traphouse Shawtys,â&#x20AC;? with nary a dry eye in the house. Or maybe it has something to do with the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magical city, that innovative place thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthed genre-smashers like Carrie Brownstein and Esperanza Spalding. However they do it, these Oregon cellists play warm, richly layered instrumentals delicately lifted from the world of popâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; without even an ironic hint of kitschâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on Friday, May 18, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$30. 707.546.3600.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rachel Dovey

Jasper Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wed, Brainstorm (dubstep). 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Last Day Saloon May 18, Dgiin. May 19, Pato Banton & the Now Generation with the Dirty Dub Band. Wed,

North Bay Hootenannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PickMe-Up Revue. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Main Street Station May 16, Susan Sutton. May 17, Sugar Mama Gwen Avery. May 18, Pat Wilder and Carol Mayedo. May 19, Frankye


Murphy’s Irish Pub May 17, Keeley Valentino. May 18, Cork Pullers. May 19, Perfect Crime. May 20, Shards of Green. Wed, 7:30pm, trivia night. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre May 16, Johnny Winter and the Stone Foxes. May 18, BoDeans and Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers. May 19, Peace Frog tribute to the Doors. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Phoenix Theater May 18, Thrive, Salty Devito and Domenic Blanco. May 21, Kottonmouth Kings, Twiztid, Blaze and Big B. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Redwood Cafe May 18, Redwood Combo. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Society: Culture House Wed, Gallery Wednesday. DJs and art curated by Jared Powell. Thurs, Casa Rasta. Sun, Rock ‘n’ Roll Sunday School. 528 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, No phone.

Wild Tribe Band. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Osteria Divino May 16, Piro Patton Duo. May 17, Liza Silva and Voz do Brazil. May 18, Ken Cook Trio. May 19, Denise Perrier. May 20, Amanda Addleman. May 22, Norris Clement. May 23, Lau Paiva. 27 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

May 18, Artist Masquerade Ball. May 20, Mazacote. Mon, local talent onstage. Tues, jazz jam. Sun, salsa class. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Smiley’s May 17, Loves It. May 18, Michael Pinkim. May 19, Stephanie Keys. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

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May 16, Joan Getz Quartet. May 17, Deborah Winters with Jean Michel Hure. May 23, Carlos Olivera. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.

Peri’s Silver Dollar May 16, Stages of Sleep. May 18, Cup O’ Joe. May 19, Beso Negro. May 20, Slowpoke. May 22, Gemini 6. May 23, Swoop Unit. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Presidio Yacht Club May 17, Ed Earley Band. Fort Baker, Sausalito. 415.332.2319.

Rancho Nicasio May 18, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys. May 20, Debbie Davies. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Sausalito Seahorse May 16, Seth and Marcello. May 17, Roberta Donnay.

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Billco’s Billiards May 17, Shelby Lanterman and Later Dayz Blues. 1234 Third St, Napa. 707.226.7506.

Napa Valley Opera House May 17, Brad Mehldau Trio. May 23, James Farm. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Silo’s May 16, Jef Madnik and friends. May 18, Joshua Paige. May 19, CR Vibes. May 20, Napa Valley Jazz Society. May 23, Clay Hawkins. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

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Steve Lucky, Carmen Getit &the Rhumba Bums Saturday, May 19

Wed, May 16 8:45–9:45am; 4:30–5:30pm Jazzercise 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 10am–12:15pm Scottish Country Dance Youth & Family 7–10pm Singles & Pairs Square Dance Club Thur, May 17 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7:15–10pm Circles N’ Squares Dance Club Fri, May 18 8:45–9:45am; 4:30–5:30pm Jazzercise 8–11pm North Bay Country Dance Society/ Contra Dance hosts STRING FIRE Sat, May 19 8–9am; 9:15–10:15am Jazzercise 12–5pm Redwood Empire Division of National Model Railroad Assoc Meeting 7–11pm DJ Steve Luther hosts STEVE LUCKY, CARMEN GETIT & THE RHUMBA BUMS! Sun, May 20 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 5–9:30pm DJ Steve Luther Country Western Lessons & Dancing $10 Mon, May 21 8:45–9:45am; 4:30–5:30pm Jazzercise 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7–10pm Scottish Country Dancing Tues, May 22 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7:30–10pm AFRICAN AND WORLD MUSIC DANCE

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May 18, Pride and Joy. May 20, Jeff Campitelli, Peppino D’Agostino, VOENA and friends. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

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May 18, Real Diehl. 16225 Main St, Guerneville. 707.604.7461.

Wells Fargo Center May 18, Portland Cello Project. May 23, Aloha Hawaii Live. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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May 16, Throckappella Concert. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

George’s Nightclub May 17, Nicolas Bearde. May 18, Firewheel. May 19, Sun Kings. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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Galleries OPENINGS May 19 At 2pm. Napa Valley Museum, tour of the “Take a Chance on Miniatures” exhibit with curator Jennifer Garden. $5. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

The TED-style conference comes to Sonoma County! Engaging speakers, artists and entertainers will explore the theme

A Sense of Place Saturday, June 16 1pm to 7pm Doors open at 12:15 | TEDx speakers will begin promptly at 1pm | 5:30-7pm Fabulous food and wine reception included in ticket price What is a sense of place? Why do we form such strong attachments to places? How is our sense of place changing in the digital age?

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At 5pm. Sebastopol Gallery, “The Artist’s Search,” features the art of James Reynolds. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7200.

May 19-20 From 2-4pm (May 19) and 10am-4pm (May 20). Druid’s Hall, “Ranches and Rolling HIlls,” featuring landscape-inspired art for sale to benefit Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Free. Village Square, Nicasio. 415.663.1158.

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Calabi Gallery Through May 20, “100 Years of Bay Area Art,” featuring local art from 1910-2010. 144 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.781.7070

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Through Jun 27, Suzanne Jacquot presents acrylics, inks and oil pastels. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010.

Cornerstone Sonoma May 20, 2pm, May Sculpture Walk allows visitors to tour of the garden art of Cornerstone. $10 with reservations. 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. Daily 10-4 707.933.3010.

Finley Center Through Jun 14, “Art at the Source Open Studio Tour Preview Exhibit,” featuring work in all styles. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1. 707.543.3737.

Gaia’s Garden Through May 30, Paintings on

silk by Elaine Vickery. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. Lunch and dinner, MonSat. 707.544.2491.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Through May 26, “Birds of a Feather,” featuring Becoming Independent and artists at Studios on A. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Thurs-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 707.578.9123.

Bohemian Highway, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Pelican Art Through Jun 30, “Art at the Source” with over 40 artists presents a preview exhibit. 143 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Open Tues-Thurs and Sat, 11 to 6; Fri, 11 to 8; SunMon by appointment only. 707.773.3393.

Petaluma Arts Center

Through Jun 2, “Petaluma’s Heritage” features work by Katherine Austin, Robin Burgert and Jonnie Russell. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Through May 28, “A Culture Within: The Japanese American Experience Through Art,” featuring the works of Henry Sugimoto. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

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Saturdays. through May 27, New paintings by Mary Vaughan. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. Open Sat, 12 to 5, and by appointment. 707.332.1212.

Graton Gallery

Through Dec 31, “1+1=2,” featuring 16 artists exhibiting two framed images. 25193 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243.

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Through May 27, “Inverness” featuring the impressionist work of Jill Keller-Peters. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912

Through May 20, “Beyond Words: New Portraits and Places,” by Kai SamuelsDavis. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

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Ren Brown Collection

Through May 31, “Mediterranean Visions,” exhibit features the collaborative work of Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Peter Crompton and Francesco Cafiso. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

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Healdsburg Center for the Arts Through Jun 30, “Clay and Glass” features work by Monica Boettcher, Jane Burton and others. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. Daily, 11 to 6. 707.431.1970.

Local Color Gallery Through Jun 4, “Through the Lens,” featuring photography of Mike Shoys, John Hershey and Tom Moyer. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 707.875.2744.

Occidental Center for the Arts Through Jun 23, “Reflections,” featuring the works of various artists, juried by Bob and Susan Cornelis. Graton Road and

Through Jun 17, Yoko Hara collection. 1781 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. Wed-Sun, 10 to 5. 707.875.2922. Through May 27, “Paradise in Gathering Darkness,” features work by Jim Sullivan. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Rohnert Park Community Center Through May 31, “Collective Exhibit,” featuring the work of Jessica Rarey and others in various media. Free. 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Mon-Thurs, 8 to 9; Fri, 8 to 5. 707.584.7357.

Russian River Art Gallery Through May 28, “Flora and Fauna,” featuring artistic explorations of natural world. 16200 First St, Guerneville. Daily, 10 to 6. 707.869.9099.

Sebastopol Gallery Through Jun 23, “The Artist’s Search,” features the art of James Reynolds. Reception, May 19 at 5pm. 150 N Main St,


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Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

Mon-Thurs, 8 to 7; Fri, 8 to 5. 707.543.3282.

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Through Jun 9, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wheely Good Art,â&#x20AC;? features bike-related art by Paula Smith, Mylette Welch and many others. 507 David Clayton Rd, Windsor.

Through Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cloverdale: Where the Vineyards Meet the Redwoods,â&#x20AC;? with various artists in various media. $15. 240 N Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

Sonoma Academy Through May 18, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art by BLT,â&#x20AC;? an ongoing collaborative painting project of Bob Stang, Lisa Beerntsen and Tony Speirs. 2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.545.1770.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Jun 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Color Theory: The Use of Color in Contemporary Art,â&#x20AC;? featuring work of nine artists from across the country. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.939. SVMA.

SRJC Petaluma Campus Through May 25, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing Nature: Botanical Art in Colored Pencil,â&#x20AC;? a group exhibit of student art. 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.778.3974.

Steele Lane Community Center Through May 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Photovoice,â&#x20AC;? features Santa Rosa kids taking photos to speak out about health and the environment. Through Jun 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Santa Rosa Standouts,â&#x20AC;? featuring work by Beverly McChesney focusing on Santa Rosa retail buildings. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa.

MARIN COUNTY Art Works Downtown Through Jun 22, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surface Designâ&#x20AC;? welcomes worldrenowned Danish artist, Gugger Petter. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Bolinas Museum Through Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behind the Alter,â&#x20AC;? featuring the Paul LeBaron Thiebaud Collection of Mexican Retablos. Through Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Circles,â&#x20AC;? with photos by Rick Chapman in photography gallery. Through Jun 24, Work by Tess Felix Greene in Coastal Marin Artists Gallery. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330.

Claudia Chapline Gallery Through Jun 5, Farmart exhibit, featuring the works of Tamae Agnoli and others. 3445 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach. Hours: Sat-Sun, noon to 5, and by appointment. 415.868.2308.

Druidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall May 19-20, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ranches and Rolling HIlls,â&#x20AC;? featuring landscape-inspired art for sale

to benefit Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Free. Village Square, Nicasio.

Elsewhere Gallery Through Jun 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Le Triangle,â&#x20AC;? features art by the Fairfax French Club, including works by Geoff Bernstein, JeanMarc Brugeilles and Pierre Flandreau. 1828 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. Daily, 11 to 6. 415.526.2855.

Falkirk Cultural Center Through May 26, Annual juried exhibit features variety of artwork in all media. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3438.

Gallery Route One May 18-Jun 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then and Now,â&#x20AC;? featuring Andrew Romanoff, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vanishing California,â&#x20AC;? with Patti Trimble and the works of Dorothy Nissen in the Annex. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Marin Community Foundation Through May 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Muslim Eyes,â&#x20AC;? featuring religions and secular art by 35 Muslim artists. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

Marin History Museum Through Sep 1, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Golden Gate Bridge, an Icon That Changed the World,â&#x20AC;? historical exhibit. Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. Tues-Fri, plus )

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Arts Events second and third Sat monthly, 11 to 4. 415.454.8538.

Marin MOCA Through May 26, “Altered Books,” showcases the work of 150 Bay Area artists who re-imagine, reconstruct and rework old, discarded books. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Through May 31, Marin Open Studios at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, featuring work by expressionist painters, photographers and sculptors. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through May 20, 22nd annual spring art show displays work of roughly 100 local artists. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

Seager Gray Gallery Through May 31, “Art of the Book” featuring handmade books, altered books and bookrelated materials. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.

Sausalito Seahorse May 19-20, 11am-6pm, “Sausalito Artists’ Show,” features the works of local artists whose studios are generally not open to the public. Free. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

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Local improv at its finest. May 17, 9pm $10. Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Gordon Huether Gallery

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Ongoing, round two of “Art on F1RST.” Evolving exhibition of Gordon Huether’s fine art. 1465 First Street, Napa. 707.255.5954.

NPR and PBS guest explores multi-ethnic roots and culture clashes that fill his world, with Adam Stone opening. May 22, 7:30pm. $15. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Graeser Winery Ongoing, “Inside/Outside,” steel sculpture by Homer Johnson. 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga. Daily, 10 to 5. 707.942.4437.

Hess Collection Winery Ongoing, outstanding private collection featuring work by Franz Gertsch, Robert Motherwell and other modern masters. 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa. Daily, 10 to 5:15. 707.255.1144.

Napa Valley Museum May 19, 2pm, Take a tour of the “Take a Chance on Miniatures” exhibit with curator Jennifer Garden. $5. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500.

Comedy Will Durst The so-called nation’s no 1 political comedian performs with special guest Kellen Erskine. May 17, 8pm. $20. Meridian Rolling Hills Club, 351 San Andreas Dr, Novato.

Marga Gomez’s Funny Lady Friends

Ongoing, mixed-media work of 57 artists in two Napa locations. 1398 First St, Napa. 707.265.9050.

Ca’Toga Galleria D’Arte

Socofu Monthly Comedy Series

Artists of the Valley

Ongoing, murals, ceramics and wood sculptures by Carlo Marchiori. 1206 Cedar St, Calistoga. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.942.3900.

di Rosa Through Jun 10, “CYCLE,” new works by Hung Liu. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

Downtown Napa Oct 19-April 2013, “Momentum: Art that Moves (Us),” second annual interactive public art

Dance Napa Valley Opera House May 19, 2 and 7pm, Two Dance Recitals. Napa Valley Regional Dance Company puts on a back-to-back duo of shows, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Treasures.” $23, $18. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372

Events Bayer Farm Tending

Lady comedy features Shazia Mirza, Karinda Dobbins, Amy Miller and Lydia Popovich. May 16, 8:30pm. $10-$15. George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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The World’s Biggest Comedy Duo

Standup series brings the comedy underground to Sonoma County. Third Sun of every month, 7pm. $10. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

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

Every Fri, 3 to 6, all ages welcome to join LandPaths for garden care. Fri, 3-6pm. Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.524.9318.

Benefit for Japan Benefit dinner for the relief and recovery efforts in Japan. May 19, 2pm. Donations accepted. Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.2252.

Book Sales New books added daily to Friends of the Petaluma Library sale. Wed, May 16, 4-8pm, Through May 18, 10am-5pm and Sat, May 19, 10am-4pm. Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801. Library sale includes CDs, DVDs and videos, along with books. May 1719. Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W Napa St, Sonoma. 707.939.0379. Friends of Mill Valley Library holds monthly sale of all genres of literature and reference books, CDs and videos. Third Sat of every month, 9am-4:30pm. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.389.4292.

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Field Trips Historic Tour & Nature Walk Special tour of historic China Camp led by historian and park specialist, with portion of proceeds going to park-saving effort. May 19, 10am. $10-$20. China Camp State Park, North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 415.456.0766.

Spring Tours & Hikes

PHONE CONE Shazia Mirza, from the U.K., is one of

Marga Gomez’s ‘Funny Ladies’ at George’s on May 16. See Comedy, adjacent.

Join experienced guides to hike to the top of Milliken Peak at di Rosa, the highest summit in the Carneros region with sweeping views of the North Bay. Sat, May 19, 10am. $15. di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991.

May M ay 18–20

Star Party few new ones for yourself. May 20, 3-5pm. $10. Sustainable Fairfax Center, 141 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. No phone.

brings his furry friends to a live setting. May 20, 6:30pm. $30$35. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Concours d’Elegance

Marin Peace & Justice Coalition

Vintage automobiles handchosen to compete on the green. May 18-20. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 415.499.6400.

Environmental Leadership Awards Business Leaders’ breakfast honors CEO of Conservation Corps. May 23, 7:45am. $25. Four Points Sheraton, 1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael. 415.479.8800.

Food Not Bombs Help prepare and serve free vegan meals every Sun afternoon; served at 5. Sun. Railroad Square, Fourth and Wilson streets, Santa Rosa. 707.701.3620.

Health Harvest Participate in work day in the sun and learn about personal and family healthcare services available in Sonoma County. May 19, 10am-1pm. Free. Bounty Farm, 55 Shasta Ave, Petaluma. 707.775.3663.

Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild America’s favorite zookeeper

All are welcome to join organizing meetings. Mon, 79:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr, San Rafael. 415.721.2844.

Museum by Moonlight Boyd Gate House stays open until 8pm for visiting and special events including book signings, historical movie screenings, curator talks and historian presentations. Thurs, 4-8pm, through May 31. Free. Marin History Museum, Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8538.

Native Words, Native Warriors Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, this unique exhibit tells remarkable story of soldiers from more than a dozen tribes who used their Native languages while in service in the U.S. military. Through Jul 1. Petaluma Historical Museum and Library, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

Observatory’s three main telescopes open for viewing. May 19, 9pm. $3 plus parking fee. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.6979.

Western SoCo Home & Garden Tour Visit nine, elegant West County homes to benefit Food for Thought. May 20, 10am5pm. $45. Sonoma County, multiple locations, Sonoma. 707.578.4537.

Wildflower Hike Hike into Jenner Headlands Preserve, passing beautiful spring wildflowers, to picnic with ocean views. May 20, 10am-3:30pm. Free. Jenner Headlands, Highway 1, Jenner.

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Film First 70 Independent short film about Californians banding together to save State Parks. May 19, at 10 and 11am, as well as 12, 1, 2, 3, 9 and 11pm. $3 plus parking fee. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. ) 707.833.6979.

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Ring Cycle Encores Rialto presents the Met Opera, live in HD, with a special showing of the Ring Cycle. May 16, 1pm. $15. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Cult classic shows just before midnight. May 19, 11:30pm. $8. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

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Sun at 10am, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eat Local 101â&#x20AC;? provides walking tour with information, cooking advice and ideas inspired by locally grown foods. Thurs, 8am-1pm and Sun, 8am-1pm. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 800.897.3276.

Harvest Market Selling local and seasonal fruit, flowers, vegetables and eggs. Sat, 9am-1pm. Harvest Market, 19996 Seventh St E, Sonoma. 707.996.0712.

Healdsburg Farmers Market Sat, 9am-noon. Healdsburg Farmers Market, North and Vine streets, Healdsburg. 707.431.1956.

Indian Valley Farmers Market Organic farm and garden produce stand where you bring your own bag. Wed, 10am-3pm. College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.454.4554.

( 49 Lagunitas Beer Circus Witness death-defying aerialists acts, be amazed by human marvels and laugh at outrageous clowns with Vau de Vire Society, Extra Action Marching Band, The Ferocious Few, Sour Mash Hug Band, Wanderlust Circus and others. May 20, 1-6pm. $40. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Novato Farmers Market Come together and celebrate fresh and local food. Tues, 48pm. through Sep 22. Novato Farmers Market, Grant and Sherman avenues, Novato.

Petaluma Farmers Market Live music and over 50 local booths. Sat, 2-5:30pm. through Nov 17. Free. Petaluma Farmers Market, Walnut Park, corner of Petaluma Blvd S and D St, Petaluma.

Santa Rosa Farmers Markets Oakmont Drive and White Oak, Santa Rosa. 707.538.7023. Sat, 9am-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

Sonoma Farmers Market Depot Park, First St W, Sonoma. Fri, 9am-noon. Sonoma Plaza, First St E, Sonoma. 707.538.7023.

Sonoma Valley Reserve Series of themed daytrips showcases rare offerings and hidden gems of Sonoma Valley wine destinations, many of which are seldom open to the public. May 19-20. $95$150. Sonoma Valley wineries, Wine Country, Sonoma.

Taste of Town Center Third annual promotional event features fun-filled day of delicious food sampling. May 19, 11am-2pm. Free. Corte Madera Town Center, west side of Highway 101 at Tamalpais exit, Corte Madera. 415.924.2961.

Totally Truckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thursdays Four food trucks park in the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly parking lot, provide you with local goodness and donate 10 percent of sales to a monthly selected nonprofit. Thurs. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly & Associates, 1005 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol. 707.827.7190.

Wednesday Night Market Over 130 vendors and all the people you went to elementary school with flood downtown Santa Rosa. Wed. Free. Downtown Santa Rosa, Fourth and B streets, Santa Rosa.

For Kids Bay Area Discovery Museum Ongoing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animal Secrets.â&#x20AC;? Hands-on art, science and theater camps, art studio, tot spot and lookout cove adventure area. Wed-Thurs at 10 and 11, music with Miss Kitty. $5-$6. Fri at 11, aquarium feeding. Ongoing. Admission, $8-$10. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

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

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

Lectures Animals Are People Too Artists Rachel Mayeri and Laurel Braitman discuss human perceptions of animals and talk about mental illness in dolphins. May 20, 4:30pm. $20-$25. Headlands Center for the Arts, Bldg 944, Fort Barry, Sausalito. 415.331.2787.

Blues Summit Conference on the state of modern music featuring Marie Dixon, Jacob Schulz and others. May 18-19. Dominican College, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.457.4440.

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Strong North Bay presence at Maker Faire When the Maker Faire returns this weekend in San Mateo, about a half-dozen North Bay makers will be on hand, including fair veterans Renga Arts and Fun Bike Unicorn Club. Music, food, science, sustainability—anything DIY (or DIWO, Do It With Others) is the theme at this annual gathering. The idea sprung from Make magazine, published by Sebastopudlian Tim O’Reilly, and has expanded to include major events in Detroit and New York, as well as dozens of mini–Maker Faires around the country. The San Mateo fair is a two-day event with music and other performances, lectures (including one by myth-buster Adam Savage), demonstrations and plenty of unimaginable craziness. Whereas the county fair may have award-winning steers, the Maker Faire might have robot cows that produce soy milk on voice command. Opportunities to learn new skills abound (soldering, lock picking, etc.), and the makers themselves are usually on hand to demonstrate their creations and answer questions. The Maker Faire—featuring, for the first time, the “Death Defying Figure-8 Pedal Car Race”—takes place at the San Mateo Event Center Saturday–Sunday, May 19–20. Ticket prices vary; see www.makerfaire.com for info.—Nicolas Grizzle

Naturalist of Sonoma County speaks on technique and shares photos. May 17, 2pm. Free. Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440.

Family Justice Center Better understand the benefits of the Family Justice Center Sonoma County with moderator Inez Barragan. May 18, 12pm. Santa Rosa Central Library,

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MARIA MULDAUR and her BLUESIANA BAND plus HOUSTON JONES $20/$25 Mon, May 28 ELVIN BISHOP plus RON THOMPSON AND THE RESISTORS $20/$25 Sun, June 17 Father’s Day with THE BLUES BROADS featuring TRACY NELSON, DOROTHY MORRISON, ANNIE SAMPSON and ANGELA STREHLI Sun, May 27

Learn about utility improvements that can save thousands of dollars. Fourth Wed of every month, 6pm. Free. Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center, 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park.

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Novato historian Kristin Tague discusses work with organization that believes to have solved notorious mystery. May 22, 7:30pm. $10. Elk’s Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael, 773.755.4700.

National Historic Preservation Month With the theme “Discover Petaluma’s Hidden Gems,” this ongoing feature includes lectures on local art and architecture, including “Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty,” with Mark Anthony Wilson on May 17 at 7pm; and “Adaptive Re-Use of Petaluma Livery Stable,” with Bill Wolpert on May 20 at 4pm. Through May 20. $5. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Preparing for Life’s Stages Lecture on the basics on inhome and elder care. May 22, 5pm. Free. Finley Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737.

Science Buzz Cafe Ongoing series explores fun side of science. Thurs, May 17. French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Sebastopol Buddhist Meditation Sun at 1, beginning-level Tibetan Buddhist meditation group. Call for info or directions. Sun, 1pm. Donations accepted. Kagya Takten Puntsokling, 5594 Volkerts Rd, Sebastopol. 707.824.4637, ext 2.

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Workshop for businesses and home owners shows you how to reduce energy consumption and make solar a more affordable option. May 17, 6pm. Share Exchange, 531 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.393.1431.

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May 16, 7pm, “Love Has Wings,” with Isha Judd. May 17, 7pm, “We Can All Do Better,” with Bill Bradley. May 18, 7pm, “The Columbus Affair,” with Steve Berry. May 19, 4pm, Zoe Gets Ready. May 19, 7pm, “This Is How,” with Augusten Burroughs. May 20, 4pm, “The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge” with John Bateson. May 20, 5:30pm, “Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death,” with Victoria Zackheim. May 20, 7pm, “Home for Sale,” with Leo Litwak. May 21, 7pm, “The Diet Cure,” with Julia Ross. May 22, 1pm, “The Chemistry of Tears,” with Peter Carey. May 22, 7pm, “As the Crow Flies,” with Craig Johnson. May 23, 7pm, “The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times,” with Arlie Hochschild. Through May 31, Susan Hall, Paintings and drawings by Susan Hall. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

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Third Thursday of every month, Marin Poetry Center hosts open reading and workshops. Free. www.marinpoetrycenter.org. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael.

( 51 Habitat Books Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm, poetry reading series. $5 donation. 205 Second St, Sausalito. 415.331.3344.

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

Marin Poetry Center May 17, 7pm, Stephie Mendel, Traveling Show reading features poet along with Meryl Natchez, Karla Clark, Leah Shelleda and Maggie Morley. PO Box 9091, San Rafael.

Napa Copperfield’s Books May 18, 5pm, “Three Little Words,” with Ashley RhodesCourter. 3900-A Bel Aire Plaza, Highway 29 and Trancas Street, Napa 707.252.8002.

Occidental Center for the Arts May 20, 4-6pm, “Nameless Dame” with Bart Schneider, and “Marijuanaland” with Jonah Raskin. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental 707.874.9392.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books May 18, 7pm, “Lucky Bastard,” with SG Browne. May 20, 2pm, “Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts,” with Alice Medrich. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

River Reader May 16, 7pm, “Myth of Ten Thousand Things,” with Dylan Bolles and Shasa Hom. 16355 Main St, Guerneville 707.869.2242.

Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books May 19, 5pm, “The Diet Cure,” with Julia Ross. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol 707.823.2618.

musical comedy for the whole family. May 20, 2pm. $20. Christ Presbyterian Church, 620 Del Ganado Rd, San Rafael.

Fame Seventy-minute adaption of jubilant high school film. May 18-20, 12:30, 3:30 and 7:30pm. $16-$26. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

The Night of the Iguana Cris Cassell of San Francisco directs Tennessee Williams’ piece. Various dates and times. May 17-Jun 17. $17-$25. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

Norman, Is That You? Comedy by Ron Clark and Sam Brobrick, with John Rowan as director, presented by Pegasus Theater Company. Various dates and times. Through Jun 10. $15. Rio Nido Roadhouse, 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Petaluma the Musical V2: Steampunk The story of several adventurous Petaluma sky pilots. Various dates and times. Through May 20. $15. Petaluma Woman’s Club, 518 B St, Petaluma. 707.765.8866.

Singles Day at the Mountain Play Marin Symphony Singles and the Society of Single Professionals invite unattached theater-lovers to picnic and watch “The Music Man.” May 19, 2pm. $32. Sidney B Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mt. Tam, Mill Valley.

Souvenir Sixth Street players put on show to benefit Wildlife Fawn Rescue, with a BBQ chicken dinner. Benefit is one-time only, but play by Stephen Temperley runs at various dates and times. Through May 27, 6pm. $30. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

The Sitting Room Third Wednesday of every month, 2pm, Sitting Room book club. 707.823.3477. 170 E Cotati Ave, Cotati.

Theater Chanticleer & the Fox: Nun’s Priest’s Tale Chaucer Theatre presents

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FREE WILL BY ROB BREZSNY

For the week of May 16

ARIES (March 21–April 19) Is there a difference in sound quality between relatively inexpensive modern violins and the multi-million-dollar violins created by master craftsmen in the 1700s? In research done at the Eighth International Violin Competition, most violinists couldn’t tell them apart. (Read more here: tinyurl.com/ ViolinResearch.) In accordance with the astrological omens, Aries, I urge you to do comparable tests in your own sphere. There’s no need to overpay for anything, either with your money, your emotions, your energy or your time. Go with what works, not with what costs the most or has highest status. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

If we thought of your life as a book, the title of the next chapter could very well be “In Quest of the Primal.” I encourage you to meditate on what that means to you, and then act accordingly. Here are a few possibilities: tapping into the mother lode; connecting to the source; communing with the core; returning to beginnings; seeking out the original; being in tune with the pulse of nature. Does any of that sound like fun? According to my reading of the astrological omens, you have a mandate to be as raw as the law allows—to be the smartest animal you can be.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) A Russian woman named Marija Usova decided to go skydiving even though she was eight months pregnant. “I wanted my baby to have the beautiful feeling of flying through the air and free-falling before it was born,” she said. Soon after she jumped out of the plane and opened her parachute, she went into labor. Luckily, her daughter waited until she landed to be born. What does this have to do with you? I don’t recommend you do anything even remotely like what Usova did in the next few weeks. But do be alert for healthier, saner approaches to the basic theme, which is to be adventurous and wild and free as you birth a new possibility. CANCER (June 21–July 22) You spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping. For one-fifth of that time, you’re dreaming. So pretty much every night, you watch and respond to as much as 90 minutes’ worth of movies created by and starring you. Much of this footage is obscure and confusing and not exactly Oscar-worthy, which is one reason you may not recall many of the details when you wake up. But according to my astrological analysis, the immediate future could be different. Your dreams should be full of riveting entertainment that reveals important information about the mysteries of your destiny. Please consider keeping a pen and notebook near your bed, or a small recording device.

LEO (July 23–August 22) It’s oxymoron season for you. That means you’re likely to encounter more than your usual share of sweet and sour paradoxes. The logic-loving areas of your brain will almost certainly have to seek assistance from your nonrational wisdom. I’ll give you a heads-up on some of the lucid riddles you should be ready to embrace: (1) a humbling triumph; (2) a tender rivalry; (3) a selfish blessing; (4) an opportunity to commune with risky comfort; (5) an invitation to explore a relaxing challenge; (6) a chance to get up-close and personal with a long-distance connection. For best results, Leo, memorize these lines from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and recite them periodically: “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself. / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” VIRGO (August 23–September 22) There’s at least a 50 percent chance that the coming days will be over-the-top, out-of-the-blue and off-the-record. I’m half-expecting florid, luscious and kaleidoscopic events, possibly even rococo, swashbuckling and splendiferous adventures. Are you ready for all this? Of course not. That’s the point life will be trying to make: nudging you to learn more about the fine art of spontaneity as you improvise your way through unpredictable lessons that will lead you toward the resources you’ll need to succeed.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) Obsessions. Enchantments. Crushes. Manias. Fetishes. Some astrologers think you Libras are mostly immune from these indelicate but sometimes delightful modes of human expression. They seem to believe that you love harmony and balance too much to fall under the spell of a bewitching passion that rivets your focus.

I disagree with that view. It may be true that you’re better able than the other signs to be objective about your fixations. But that doesn’t necessarily dilute the intensity you feel when they rise up and captivate your imagination with the force of a thousand love songs. My advice? Have fun and stay amused.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

“The chains that bind us most closely are the ones we have broken,” said Scorpio poet Antonio Porchia. In other words, the oppression from which we have freed ourselves may continue to influence us long after we’ve escaped. The imprint it left on our sensitive psyches might keep distorting our decisions and twisting our emotions. But I’m here to tell you, Scorpio, that you’re entering a time when you have an enhanced power to dissolve the lingering taint your broken chains still impose. You finally have the resources and wisdom to complete the liberation process.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) In the coming weeks, you will have an excellent chance to develop more skill in the art of high gossip. High gossip has almost nothing in common with the mindless prattle that erodes reputations and fosters cynicism. It’s not driven by envy, pettiness or schadenfreude. When you engage in high gossip, you spread uplifting whispers and inspirational hearsay; you speculate about people’s talents and call attention to their successes; you conspire to awaken generosity of spirit and practical idealism. High gossip is a righteous approach to chatting about the human zoo. It might not flow as easily as the cheap and shabby kind—at least at first—but it lasts a whole lot longer and creates connections that help keep your mental hygiene sparkling clean. CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Sometimes I have a dream that seems cryptic or meaningless when I first wake up, but a few days later I realize it was a brilliant insight into what I most needed to transform about my life. If you don’t recall many of your dreams, that might not be a familiar experience for you. But you’ve probably had wakinglife experiences with a similar arc. I predict you will be given at least one of those in the coming week. It may confound you while you’re in the midst of it, but will eventually reveal choice clues that have the power to change your life for the better. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) You may not have heard about the “forbidden colors.” And you certainly haven’t seen them, even though they exist. They’re reddish green and yellowish blue, which the cells of your retina are not built to register. However, scientists have figured out a trick by which these hues can be made visible. A few lucky people have actually caught a glimpse of them. I bring this to your attention, Aquarius, because I suspect you are close to experiencing a metaphorical version of this breakthrough—seeing something that is supposedly impossible to see. (If you’d like to read more about the forbidden colors, go here: tinyurl.com/ ForbiddenColors.) PISCES (February 19–March 20)

“There’s no such thing as a wrong note,” said jazz pianist Art Tatum. “It all depends on how you resolve it.” Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis had a similar philosophy. “It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note,” he said. “It’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.” I think that’s an excellent understanding for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks, Pisces. Be wary of coming to premature conclusions about alleged mistakes. Wait to hear the entire song and see the bigger picture.

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