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or over a year now, the largest bank in the United States, Chase, and the globalized pharmacy, CVS, have been trying to move into downtown Sebastopol. Fierce resistance has met Chase/CVS’ efforts to develop a drive-through mall at the busiest intersection in town, but like the Biblical David in his fight against the giant Goliath, Sebastopudlians are armed with little more than slingshots. What if a bank had been convicted numerous times of predatory banking practices and a pharmacy had been convicted of failing to clean up its toxic wastes? Would you let that bank and pharmacy move downtown? Or would you consider the potential harm to the community and reject the proposal on ethical and moral grounds? Chase and CVS have each paid billions of dollars in fines for illegal activities. The Justice Department recently launched a criminal investigation into JPMorgan/Chase’s trading loss of over $3 billion in derivatives. JPMorgan/Chase has about $2.5 trillion in total assets—roughly 20 percent of the U.S. economy. “Huge banks have been using their enormous wealth for years to buy off politicians and regulators,” reports journalist Bill Moyers. “Chase just had to pay almost three quarters of a billion dollars in settlements and surrendered fees to settle one case. It’s also paid billions to settle other cases of perjury, forgery, fraud and sale of unregistered securities.” Some might say “private property rights” are more important than the greater good of the community. But in addition to being private property, downtowns are part of the commons, constructed by taxpayers, with plazas and other places to gather, celebrate, have fun, shop and pass through without having their pockets picked by corporations. Chase’s partner CVS is another megacorporation with a history of abuses. It recently paid $13.75 million in penalties in a settlement reached by 44 California district attorneys and city attorneys. CVS violated California laws for safe storage, handling and disposal of sharps waste, pharmaceutical and pharmacy waste, photo waste containing silver and hazardous waste generated from spills and customer return of hazardous products. We would be better off without them at the center of town. Shepherd Bliss lives in Sebastopol, farms, teaches college and can be reached at

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Voting for Carpenter I’m convinced after seeing the Fifth District candidates in action at a couple of debates that Ernie Carpenter is the best choice. Time and time again, the current supervisor Efren Carrillo kept telling us that what we had was the best we could do. Well, maybe it’s the best he can do! I know that running for office must be hard, and once you’re in you don’t want to lose, but some situations call for the courage of conviction—come what may. I didn’t see that in the incumbent. Councilwoman Jacobi has conviction, but she really needs more time to develop her political talents. Ernie, on the other

hand, tells it like it is and isn’t worried about taking a stand. We face very uncertain times—I’m going with the candidate who has faced challenges before and has overcome them. I’m voting for Ernie!

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Election Heat As the supervisor election heats up, here’s Efren Carrillo’s big decision: Should he stay above the fray and stand on his record, or get down in the dirt and obfuscate the issues of his opponent? Well, he seems to have taken the gamble. Misleading hit mailers (have you seen the one with the pig?) always point to a worried politician, and always point to where the money is coming from. Keep your eye on these mailers, they will be revealing. The gamble? Whether this will backfire on him in a region where it isn’t easy to fool a voter. Bosco tried and failed. Fifth District voters won’t vote for a candidate supported by builder/developer/ vineyard/gravel mining money, and he knows it.

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YOUR PICK Efren Carrillo, pictured in 2010 in front of his childhood home in Roseland, disillusioned many with his Dutra vote.

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Why a simple election decision keeps me up at night BY GABE MELINE


lected in 2008, Efren Carrillo has been every bit the consummate politician with a bright career ahead of him. But the impending June 5 election has literally been keeping me awake at night. I’ll tell you why.

I was born and raised here in Sonoma County, which, when I was young, used to be called the Redwood Empire. Over the years, however, due to development and tourism, the region has come to be known instead as wine country. What’s the difference? Redwoods are part of an ecosystem; grapevines are part

of an economy. The Redwood Empire was a place that out-oftowners came in order to enjoy nature, for free; wine country is where everything has a price tag, and not an insignificant one at that. The transformation has been beneficial to lifestyle marketers, I suppose, but to born-andraised locals who have lived here

their whole life, like myself, it’s incredibly disheartening. For me, when it comes to cutting down redwood trees, you might as well be talking about burning a church. Remember being told as a child that you shouldn’t pick California poppies? Why, I wonder, shouldn’t the same morals apply to cutting down redwoods? And, boy, do we cut down redwoods. In recent years, we’ve seen the mighty trees chopped down even along Highway 101, once known as the Redwood Highway. This year, citing disruptive root systems, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds chopped down a stand of redwoods lining what used to be called the Redwood Theater. But the project that’s drawn the most ire has been the Preservation Ranch, a proposed development in Carrillo’s district that would cut down 1,769 acres of redwood trees to plant approximately 1,100 acres of vineyards. Despite the blizzard of spin on the project meant to assuage the casual observer’s discomfort, the simple fact is that, if approved, even more redwood trees in Sonoma County would be cut down to make way for wine grapes. I’m tired of it, and I would hope Carrillo, who is six years my junior and who also grew up in Santa Rosa, would be, too. Carrillo has publicly criticized winemaker Paul Hobbs for cutting down redwoods without a permit—but refuses to state a position on Preservation Ranch. He’s repeatedly said that after the EIR is released, the public will have a chance to comment, and he’ll decide in accordance with due process. I wish I could rest easy trusting that Carrillo will do the right thing. But his previous swing vote approving the Dutra asphalt plant across the Petaluma River from Shollenberger Park in Petaluma indicates the developer interests backing him hold some amount of power over his choices. Two people have told me that Carrillo intimated to them, in person, that

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heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d vote against the Dutra plant. At the last minute, he changed his vote to green-light a project that many, even the Press Democrat, were against. Could it have had something to do with the large campaign donations Carrillo has received from Berg Holdings and Syar Industriesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both gravel-mining interestsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or from the Sonoma County Alliance, the North Coast Builders Exchange and Doug Bosco? Carrilloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most serious opponent is Ernie Carpenter, who served in the Fifth District from 1980 to 1996 and whose main activity in the race has been holding Carrilloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feet to the environmental ďŹ re. I like Carpenter, and he has some good ideas, but letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it: the job heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reapplying for has changed signiďŹ cantly over the past 16 years. Herein lies the dilemma: to vote based solely on a candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stated environmental commitment, or to vote based on overall job performance? Because of our new top-two voting system, enough votes for Carpenter could mean a runoff election in Novemberâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which would mean ďŹ ve more months of pressure on Carrilloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental record. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d welcome that pressure, but I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t welcome the campaign spending involved when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be advocating ultimately, but with a great deal of hesitation, for Carrillo. Carrillo knows the job well, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good at it. His constant schedule of community meetings can be described by some as gladhanding, but I call it listening to and representing his community. Despite his Dutra vote, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to give him another shot, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our job as the public to remind him at every turn that Preservation Ranchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which, keep in mind, employs Carrilloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former campaign manager Eric Koenigshofer as spokespersonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is an unwelcome project. So my decision is this: vote for Efren Carrillo. But if Carrillo votes for Preservation Ranch, I will never vote for him again.

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very smartphone user needs to visit the website Ethical iPhone, a gadfly to the conscience of Apple and the rest of the electronics business world. On the site’s homepage is a larger-than-life iPhone with an app you’ve probably not seen before; it simply clocks the days, hours, minutes and seconds that have passed since Apple promised to improve the working conditions for its Chinese factory workers—those who have lost colleagues in workrelated suicidal leaps from the upper floors of the factory.

Click on the video and watch Apple’s corporate heads (wealthy, attractive, clean and relaxed in the filming studio) discussing the “amazing” qualities of the iPhone and iPad, then cut to footage of Chinese workers (poor, unseemly, bloody and dead on the sidewalk). Amazing how insignificant

the engineering genius of the iPad when juxtaposed with the engineering of a cheap labor deal. Workers report that their training includes this mantra: “Heart to heart, Foxconn and I grow together.” Foxconn runs the show for Apple in China, and their purported business philosophy includes “devotion to greater social harmony and higher ethical standards,” boasting a “win-win model for all stakeholders including shareholders, employees, community and management” while striving to “make the world a better place for all.” In an interview clip posted on the site, Apple founder Steve Jobs says, “They have 400,000 people there [at the factory], so 14 [suicides] per year, or say seven per 100,000—that’s still under the U.S. suicide rate of 11 per 100,000.” When asked whether they’ve done anything to help, Jobs explains, “We need to understand what the problem is.” This human-ethics website provides two radically different depictions of working conditions for Foxconn electronics workers. The first is a building under construction where conditions are substandard in every way and include crowding, construction dust and inadequate lighting, with no footage permitted that shows how bad it might be inside the structure. The second is both interior and exterior shots of a lovely completed factory where all the workers are wearing protective clothing on their 12-hour shifts. The shots of many of them sleeping on their lunch hour (it’s “not exhaustion,” we’re told) is explained away as an old Chinese custom. On this factory’s exterior, at the recommendation of “psychological experts” hired by the corporation, Foxconn has installed suicide nets. Why? The experts predicted the nets would make unhappy workers “think twice” before attempting suicide. For more, see

DON’T HAVE A COW Bill Reed, seen at his cattle ranch in Petaluma, says importing beef from Uruguay can be sustainable.

What’s Your Beef? Estancia: a small slice of the neighborhood meat counter raises big questions BY JAMES KNIGHT


ime was that price and USDA grade A quality were all that average shoppers asked of their beef. Now, the meat counter is a crossroads of signs touting all-natural, sustainably raised and grass-fed beef, even at Santa Rosa’s price-conscious G&G supermarket.

Here, one of the biggest signs belongs to the smallest slice of the shelf: wedged between unpopular cuts like veal, and the leading “natural” brand, this upstart grass-fed beef supplier may have only a small foothold in the market, but they aren’t shy about it. “Good for the planet. Good for you. Good for the animal,” Estancia Beef boldly proclaims. Sounds good to the thoughtful consumer who was shocked by

Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, inspired by Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and who would prefer to take the path of lesser harm. And the price isn’t bad. Could there be a catch? Estancia’s grass-fed beef is imported from Uruguay. You can imagine the consternation or, what one observer in the industry jokingly terms, “adjective conflict.” We’re so familiar with the health

and environmental benefits of sustainable and local agriculture, in other words, that we often conflate the two. Could grass-fed beef imported from half a world away have a lower carbon footprint than both conventional, corn-fed beef, and domestically produced grass-fed beef, as Estancia claims—or is there such a thing as greenwashing red meat? To get a more personalized answer, we don’t have to go far. Privately held Estancia Beef, founded in 2006, is a very local company, with offices in San Francisco. But we don’t even have to cross the Golden Gate to meet cofounder Bill Reed. He also runs a cattle ranch just south of Petaluma, at the end of a rustic lane shaded with live oak and bay laurel. In answer to the question begging, Reed throws open the doors to a big barn. There’s not much to see now: a dusty John Deere and a few bales of hay. In a few weeks, the barn will be filled with hay trucked in from Oregon, Southern California, maybe even Arizona. For the next eight to nine months, the cattle here will have to feed on hay while the dry California summer degrades the pasture, still half-green in late May, into nutritionally useless husks. This demonstration is the first basis for Estancia’s environmental claims. Hay requires fuel and fossil-fuel-derived fertilizers to grow, harvest and transport. In South America, cattle live their whole lives on the lush pampas until their day of slaughter (in a facility that’s one of the newest in the world, built to Temple Grandin standards). “Argentina is to beef what Cuba is to cigars,” says Reed, quoting Estancia cofounder J. P. Thieriot. On the pampas, raising great, grass-fed beef is hard to screw up. “You’ve got to have good grass to make it. If you’re not getting good grass, you’re getting lean, tough tissue. Here, it requires intense work to get it right.” Reed and Thieriot know a thing or two about the cattle business— and just as importantly, about business. Thieriot, ) 12

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who manages operations in Uruguay, is a San Francisco native with an Argentinean mother and spent time on Argentinean cattle ranches before going into the tech business. Reed, a lanky, fair-haired 45-year-old, grew up on a Virginia cattle ranch, but his résumé reads like highlights of progressive business in the 1990s. Out of college, he consulted for a Czech brewery after the Iron Curtain came down, worked his way from truck driver to director of operations at juice giant Odwalla and went on to become CEO of New Leaf Paper. When he speaks about Estancia, it’s clear that he’s covered these topics many times, but each time with deliberation and careful thought. Here is a cattleman who, in a recent entry to the New York Times “Ethical Carnivore” essay contest, wrote, “If eating meat is to be an ethical activity, it must start with an understanding of the price at which our delight is purchased. . . . Does the delight justify the horror?” So what about that other shoe to drop on Estancia’s carbon footprint, the transportation costs? Reed says that while they cannot afford a third-party analysis at this stage, their internal research suggests that it’s miniscule compared to a grainfed operation. Based on Michael Pollan’s calculations, the average grain-finished beef product uses four-tenths of a gallon of fuel per pound. Estancia’s product, shipped in chilled containers by boat from Uruguay, nets .0015 gallons per pound. With statements like “Estancia is beef the way nature intended it to be,” Reed places himself in the sights of critics from all sides. “There are a few rabid locavores,” Reed recalls, who complained, ‘I can’t believe you are doing this!’” Estancia’s website features a proactive response, titled “Our Beef with Locavores.” More surprisingly, he’s taken flak from the mainstream beef industry. “Early on, when I started the business, I got a call from one of the big feedlot producers. ‘Who

the fuck do you think you are,’” the cattleman bellowed, “‘You and Michael Pollan and your San Francisco liberal friends.’” According to Reed, the cattleman was a big guy, and threatened to beat up Reed if he ever saw him. “My goal is not to take business from the local guys,” Reed says, positing the choice to buy their grass-fed, South American beef as a consumer’s first step. “My job is to take business from Cargill and Tyson.”

‘My job is to take business from Cargill and Tyson.’

To follow the scientific debate on pasture-raised vs. feedlot beef is a lot like following the stock market: one day it’s up, another day, down. In 2006, the Union of Concerned Scientists came out on the side of pasture-raised beef; other studies (some with ties to agribusiness) have concluded that the longer lives that cattle live amid grass—no matter their better lives—emit more greenhouse gas emissions of methane than the truncated tenure of feedlot animals. “What I’ve learned in my career with environmental companies is there’s really no right answer,” Reed philosophizes. “We’re humans, we’re taking things from the earth. Estancia is not perfect; we’re in the middle. We’re more progressive than what 99 percent of the industry is doing.” Reed compares his business to the Prius. “The Prius isn’t perfect, it uses gas, it gets 40 miles to the gallon,” he says. “But it’s a great addition to our culture. Oh, and by the way, it’s imported.”

Our selective list of North Bay restaurants is subject to menu, pricing and schedule changes. Call first for confirmation. Restaurants in these listings appear on a rotating basis. For expanded listings, visit COST: $ = Under $12; $$ = $13-$20; $$$ = $21-$26; $$$$ = Over $27

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

Cape Cod Fish & Chips Fish and chips. $. A dingy hole in the wall–just like a real chippy! This popular lunch spot offers perfectly cooked fish and chips to eat in or take out. Open daily. 548 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. 707.792.0982.

Gary Chu’s Chinese. $$. Fine Chinese food in elegant setting. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 611 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.526.5840.

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.

Johnny Garlic’s California. $$. At Johnny’s, garlic is God–all dishes are infused with the glorious stinking rose. Lunch and dinner daily. 8988 Brooks Rd, Windsor. 707.836.8300.

JoJo Sushi Japanese. $-$$. Hip downtown eatery features fresh sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, and innovative specials. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 645 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.569.8588.

Mike’s at the Crossroads Burgers. $. A top contender for best burger in the county. Mike’s will even make you a triple, if you dare. Great beer menu, too. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 7665 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.665.9999.

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

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

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

Stark’s Steakhouse Steakhouse. $$$$. Could be the best steak you’ll ever have. “Other than steak” menu changes seasonally. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 3 to 6. Dinner daily; lunch, Mon-Fri. 521 Adams St, Santa Rosa. 707.546.5100.

Stout Brothers Pub & Restaurant Irish. $$. Atmospheric, if a little faux, but a great ploughman’s lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 527 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.636.0240.

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

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

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

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

Buckeye Roadhouse

is a custom blend from owner Paul Fradelizio. Lunch and dinner daily. 35 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1618.

Salito’s Crab House Seafood . $$$. Waterfront setting with extensive marine menu plus steak and other American staples. Lunch and dinner daily. 1200 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 415.331.3226.

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.

Yet Wah Chinese. $$. Can’t go wrong here. Special Dungeness crab dishes for dinner; dim sum for lunch. Lunch and dinner daily. 1238 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.460.9883.

N A PA CO U N T Y Brassica Mediterranean. $$-$$$. Cindy Pawlcyn’s newsest venture features creative tapas, Middle Eastinspired dishes and extensive by-the-glass wine list. Lunch and dinner daily. 641 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.0700.

C.C. Blue Japanese.

$$$. Sophisticated cuisine in restaurant or indoor courtyard. Seasonally changing menu and inventive desserts. Lunch, MonFri; dinner daily. 205 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.568.4002.

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

Tai Yuet Lau Chinese. $$.

Comforts Californian. $$.

Atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the food will bring you back. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. 941 Golf Course Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.545.2911.

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.

Thai Taste Restaurant

Drake’s Beach Cafe

Thai. $-$$. Lovely ambiance and daily specials showcase authentic Thai flavors. A hidden gem in Santa Rosa’s Montecito neighborhood. Lunch and dinner daily. 170 Farmers Lane #8, Santa Rosa. 707.526.3888.

Californian. $$-$$$. More dinner party than restaurant, and the food is fresh and amazing. A meal to remember. Lunch, Thurs-Sun; dinner, Fri-Sat. 1 Drake’s Beach Rd, Pt Reyes National Seashore. 415.669.1297.

Western/Mexican. $-$$. Contemporary food and outdoor dining with a Mexican flavor. Located on the river and serving authentic cocktails. Nightly specials and an abiding love of the San Francisco Giants. 505 Lincoln Ave, Napa. Lunch and dinner daily. 707.253.1111.

Syrah California-French.

Tolay Californian. $$-$$$. Sonoma County cuisine is the specialty, with entrees focusing on local wild and farmed foods. In the Sheraton Sonoma

$$-$$$. Eat Godzilla maki and hamachi carpaccio in aquarium-chic environs. Hearty portions. Dinner TuesSun; late-night dining, ThursSat. 1148 Main St, St Helena. 707.967.9100.



Ch-ch-ch-chia! They won’t grow into pets, but chia seeds are fun, healthy and mysterious. Sprinkle them atop a salad for a good protein and fiber supplement, sure. But leave them in liquid for just 10 minutes, and it’s like Gremlins all over again. The package won’t say anything about the gelling effect of chia seeds, only the virtues of the omega fatty acids and an Aztec heritage. Stir a tablespoon or two into any drink, let it sit for at least 10 minutes, preferably in a cold place, and the tiny seeds become surrounded by a force field of flavorful gel, increasing the size of each seed about 500 percent. On their own, the seeds are flavorless. But they soak up and amplify the flavor of any liquid, and the resulting concoction resembles tapioca bubble tea, or boba. Try leaving seeds in some coconut milk overnight and adding fruit in the morning; blended or stirred, it’s an incredible taste that plays with the senses. Chia seeds have about five grams of fat per serving, over half of which are omega-3 or omega-6 fats, the “good” kind also found in avocado and salmon. They also contain about six grams of fiber per serving and three grams of protein—and don’t forget calcium and iron, things not easily attainable in a vegan diet. Ancient Aztec secret, eh? Chia seeds are available at most independent and natural grocery stores. —Nicolas Grizzle

Compadres Rio Grille

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.

Fradelizio’s Italian. $$.

Gilwoods Cafe Diner.

Locally sourced northern Italian dishes with a Californiacuisine touch. The house red

$-$$. 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.

Miguel’s MexicanCalifornian. $$. Ultracasual setting and laid-back service belies the delicious kitchen magic within; chilaquiles are legendary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1437 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.6868.

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

Redd California cuisine. $$$$$. Rich dishes balanced by subtle flavors and careful yet casual presentation. Brunch at Redd is exceptional. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 6480 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.2222. Zuzu Spanish tapas. $$. 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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County, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma. 707.283.2900.


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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 D’Argenzio Winery Much like the family-run, backstreet bodegas of the old country that the decor invokes. Sangiovese, Moscato di Fresco, and Randy Rhoads Cab. 1301 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. Daily 11am–5pm. $10 tasting fee. 707.280.4658.

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

Locals Tasting Room Locals is a high-concept tasting room offering over 60 wines from nine wineries in varietal flights. Corner of Geyserville Avenue and Highway 128, Geyserville. Open daily, 11am–6pm. 707.857.4900.

Mercury Geyserville No fee, 20 percent discount for Sonoma County residents and 12-pack wooden crates of mini-jug wine; two turntables, an LP record player–put on your winged shoes, it’s time to party in sleepy Geyserville! Also pickled comestibles, jam, peppers–and pretty good Pinot, Cab, Cab Franc, and Merlot. 20120 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. Open Thursday– Monday, 11am–6pm. No fee. 707.857.9870. (Dine-in only. Valid with 2 beverage orders. Not valid on holidays. Cannot combine offers.) Exp. 6-30-12

$3 beer or glass of wine 707-575-9296 SSanta a nt a R Rosa

707-829-8889 In Downtown Sebastopol

Portalupi Wine Husbandand-wife team went the distance, selecting Barbera cuttings from the Italian alps: their Barbera was named best in the world. You’ll also find Vermentino, Pinot, and rusticchic two-liter milk jugs of “vino di tavola” in comfortable downtown lounge; wine education classes for groups. 107 North St., Healdsburg. Open daily, 10:30am–7pm. Tasting fee, $5–$12. 707.395.0960.

Roadhouse Winery Dudes abide at this casual, fun spot. Pinot, Zin, Grenache are hot. 240 Center St., Healdsburg. Daily 11am–7pm. 707.922.6362.

Selby Winery Regularly served at White House state dinners, Selby Chard has been through several administrations. 215 Center St., Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–5:30pm. 707.431.1288.

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

Valley of the Moon Winery This winery was once owned by Sen. George Hearst. Perhaps instead of the epochal utterance “Rosebud,” we could dub in “Rosé.” 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen. Open daily, 10am–4:30pm. 707.996.6941.

N A PA CO U N TY Casa Nuestra Winery Endearingly offbeat, with a dedicated staff and a collection of goats and dogs roaming freely. 3451 Silverado Trail N., St. Helena. Open daily, 10am– 5pm. 707.963.5783.

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.

Krupp Brothers Estates The story of Stagecoach Vineyards is of extremes: two miles end-toend. One billion pounds of rock extracted. Seventy wineries buy the fruit; the Krupps release 2,000 cases including Black Bart Marsanne. 3265 Soda Canyon Road, Napa.

Tours by appointment, $25. 707.260.0514. Tasting at A Dozen Vintners, 3000 Hwy. 29, St. Helena. Daily, 10am-5pm. 707.967.0666.

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.

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

Somerston Wine Co. Ambitious ranch and winery inclues utility-vehicle “buggy” rides by appointment. The cheese shop and grocery opens in April. All that and wine, too. 6488 Washington St., Yountville. Tasting room open noon-8pm Monday–Thursday; to 9pm, Friday–Saturday; to 10pm, summer. Tastings $15– $40. Ranch tours by appointment, $50. 707.944.8200.

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.

V. Sattui Though a regular stop on the tourist circuit, it remains charming in the Italian style. With no distribution except via the Net, wines can only be purchased onsite. 1111 White Lane, St. Helena. Open daily, 9am–6pm. 707.963.7774.


Where ‘doing it all wrong’ works wonders BY JAMES KNIGHT


t a recent winemarketing seminar in Sonoma, the topic of the day was the so-called millennial generation. Who are they, what do they want and how to catch their deficient attention spans? Some very bright young people said some very bright things, but in the end it boiled down to that old bugbear of wine marketers everywhere: you’ve got to get authentic without been seen trying to be authentic. You can imagine the consternation. It’s like attending a singles party, without appearing to be, well, desperately single. It reminded me of a little winery, just over the hill, that’s supposedly doing it all wrong. Their tasting room is no wine lounge experience, and it’s filled with the typical tchotchkes. They can’t be found on Facebook, their tweet cannot be heard above the roar of traffic on Highway 121. I’ve passed by countless times without a thought. Yet Madonna Estate is doing a bang-up business, both in wine and tchotchkes. Brette and her sister Taylor are the millennial reps of a winery founded upvalley, improbably enough in the Prohibition year 1922, by their grandfather. Known as Mount St. John for many years, the brand returned to the Madonna label well after the Oakville facility was sold in 1970. Now, grapes are organically farmed in the Carneros region, and Madonna Estate is the second-oldest family winery in Napa—depending on how you count. Director of public relations Taylor Bartolucci is no stranger to the pages of the Bohemian; her theater company, Lucky Penny Productions, recently produced the musical Legally Blonde at Spreckels Performing Arts Center. Their dad is happiest on his tractor. “Our dad is really experimental,” says Taylor, of Andrea “Buck” Bartolucci. “I like to call him crazy.” Of their 10 varietal wines, nine are from estate vineyards. The 2010 Pinot Grigio ($28) has a tropical, floral, wisteria aroma; the 2010 Chardonnay ($28) a sort of toasty, confectionary aroma, while the dense 2009 Dolcetto ($35), may well rock any meaty pasta dish with its chewy, cherry fruit. But the standout is a varietal rarely called the next big thing: the 2010 Estate Gewürztraminer ($22) is floral, tropical, thirstquenching and not so sweet—the kind of cool refresher that you want with your picnic of fruit, cheese and pasta salad on a fine summer noon when the sun is high, the breeze is light and little birds twitter in the trees. Madonna Estate, 5400 Old Sonoma Road, Napa. Open daily 10am to 5pm; tasting fee, $5–$10. 707.255.8864.

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3-D Printing Is Here The disruptive new technology that could fundamentally change the marketplace BY CAT JOHNSON

Mark Poutenis

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Printing Parts While 3-D printing is now making a grand entrance into public consciousness, the technology has been in

Chip Scheuer

Creating something out of nothing, the replicator is, sadly, pure science fiction. But using a newly emerging technology, we can design a wrench, a toy, a bike or a flying monkey, and with a click of the mouse, create it. This replicator is a printer, but what it makes is not a two-dimensional image of the design, not a paper model that folds into a 3-D one. This printer creates, quite literally, the object. Three-dimensional printing is here. The implications of this technology are profound. Sidestepping the channels of mass production, 3-D printing affords individuals unprecedented power of creation. In the creative community that has embraced it, people speak about its potential to transform our global culture. It is, they say, the democratization of fabrication. Suppose a shop owner needs a bracket with particular dimensions for a custom shelving unit. Instead of buying one, or asking someone to craft one, she can now make it herself. If a designer has an idea for an iPhone accessory but needs a prototype to check the specs, he can print one out and test it. “Before, a lot of these fabrication tools existed, but were only found in a handful of large corporations,” says Michael Catterlin, general manager of the TechShop in San Jose. “Now there’s this technology that’s potentially going to change the world, and it’s not just for people with advanced degrees. Anyone with an imagination can bring their product to life.”

ABS ACTION Chris Yonge and Dave Britton of MakersFactory with the MakerBot, a 3-D printer that’s usually built from a kit.

development since the mid-1980s. Early 3-D printers, however, were cost-prohibitive for the general public and remained in the sole possession of companies that could afford the five- and six-figure price tags, and who used them primarily for rapid prototyping. Due to dropping costs and increasing interest, 3-D printing has trickled down to the level of small businesses and hobbyists, and is headed for consumers. While still a technology in relative infancy, 3-D printing’s potential impact is being compared to the Industrial Revolution. But where the 18th century saw the creation of millions of production jobs in factories owned by big companies, 3-D printing and the fabrication revolution are headed to our homes. In the not-too-distant future, when we buy products, they may arrive not in boxes but as 3-D files in our email. Objects will be designed or downloaded by individuals and printed out on 3-D printers at home, in 3-D print shops or in community spaces. There’s already a push among some library advocates to bring 3-D printers into libraries, in large part because of the technology’s democratizing potential. This is a very different business model from the current manufacturing/ shipping/retail model, which relies on factories to build products and shipping companies to deliver them to consumers. Whether stores and warehouses will become things of the past remains to be seen, but being able to fabricate objects in

our homes definitely presents interesting possibilities. Already, remarkable things are being done with 3-D printing. NASA has tested a 3-D printer on the International Space Station, where printing tools and parts makes a lot more sense than waiting for the next delivery. An 83-year-old Belgian woman with an infection in her jaw was recently outfitted with a custom, 3-D-printed jawbone. And the Smithsonian is printing museum-quality replicas of statues for traveling exhibits. Among those already printed: a life-size version of the Thomas Jefferson statue that resides permanently in Monticello, Va. An even more mind-boggling application of the technology is “bioprinting,” which really is the printing of live tissues and organs. Some in the medical-technology field believe that the idea of people dying while on an organ wait-list could one day be a thing of the past. While years away from clinical trials, organs have been “printed,” and the technology shows great promise. At some point, we may even have collection bins for waste products that separate materials into chemical elements and store them for future use. In the same way that an inkjet printer stores colors for printing, a 3-D printer (theoretically) could store elements and combine them to print objects on demand. The Star Trek replicator seems to be getting much, much closer.

How It Works When describing the actual 3-D printing process, a good analogy to use is that of an inkjet printer, which takes information and prints it onto paper, in two dimensions, line by line, from the top down. In a similar fashion, 3D printers take information and print it, in three dimensions, layer by layer, from the bottom up. In the past, manufacturing has largely employed a subtractive process, meaning that you start with something and cut away at it—with tools such as lathes—to get an end product. 3-D printing is an additive process, meaning that you start with nothing and build something. The limitations of subtractive machining, including the need for a trained machinist, fall away with 3-D printing. Things that are difficult or impossible to machine in one piece using a subtractive process, such as complex geometric shapes, cylinders within cylinders or curved holes in a metal block, can all be done with 3-D printing. For hobbyists, 3-D printers, including the MakerBot ThingO-Matic and the UP! printer, work by heating and printing inexpensive materials such as plastics (including bioplastics) and chocolate (yes, friends, we are printing chocolate). Printers in this range can be picked up for under $2,000. But the price is dropping fast. Recent Kickstarter ) 18 campaigns have booted

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n Star Trek: The Next Generation, crew members use a machine known as the replicator to make replacement parts for the ship, prepare food and fix Captain Picard’s usual: “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.”

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BUST THIS The quality of a 3-D-printed object is comparable to jpeg resolution.

the Printrbot and MakiBot printers from prototype to market, and they both come in under $500. Like inkjet printers, the price on 3-D printers will presumably drop until they hit a point that makes them standard computer peripherals. “These technologies are like the early days of computers or laser printers,” says the MakersFactory’s Chris Yonge. “At the generally affordable level, they’re still rather crude but at the same time they’re very flexible, and they offer a huge amount of promise for the next generation.” In addition to MakerBots, the MakersFactory has powder printers, which are the next step up the 3-D printing ladder. They print using a variety of powdered materials including gypsum, nylon, clay— even glass, steel and titanium. Using this technique, the object is printed within densely packed layers of powder. Wherever the design designates the object, the printer puts the powdered material and a binding agent; where the design designates empty space, the printer prints nonbinding, space-holding powder that is later blown away. With this selfsupporting method, designs can

have a level of fragility and detail that plastic printers such as the Thing-O-Matic can’t support. On the industrial level, 3-D printers can build remarkably complex things using the same additive, layer-by-layer process. Last year the Airbike, a customizable bicycle printed out of a powdered nylon that rivals steel or aluminum in strength, was unveiled by the European Aerospace and Defence group, and this year GE is rolling out a jet engine built with some 3D-printed parts, including the fuel injector. In addition to being an exciting technological advance, 3-D printing is potentially less expensive than traditional manufacturing (the price of 3-D-printed objects ranges from a few dollars on up), it is a low- or no-waste process, it allows for unlimited customization and it will soon be widely available. “What I find the most exciting is just the potential, the unknown,” says Catterlin. “It really does seem to have limitless possibilities. “The technology is exciting and it’s fun to see it print stuff, but just thinking about the bigger picture of what it means and how far it can go—that’s what’s the most exciting to me.”


Gabe Meline

Michael Weinberg of the Washington, D.C.–based public interest group Public Knowledge recently wrote a white paper on fabrication and its legal and social implications, titled It Will Be Awesome If They Don’t Screw It Up. He says, “3-D printing technology is poised to have a huge impact on how people create and consume and think about objects. It has the potential to be a very disruptive technology.” That’s a good thing, but also contains big risks, legal and otherwise. Part of Weinberg’s job with Public Knowledge is to get out ahead of the curve and make sure laws aren’t enacted in a kneejerk reaction to this new thing. “The last big disruptive technology was the internet,” Weinberg says. “With it, some industries embraced it and engaged with it, and some saw it as a threat and tried to get laws passed and make it harder to do innovative things with it.” He says tools that replicate objects, such as DVD burners, photocopiers and manufacturing tools, already exist, and there are already laws that work to prevent their misuse. “3-D printing is interesting to me because it’s dealing with physical objects and you don’t have this thing where everything connected with it is protected by copyright,” he says. “We’re now in a world that is not wrapped up in intellectual copyrights; we’re free to create and build upon other ideas.” Weinberg gives as an example the fact that you can’t copyright an object such as a desk. Anyone can measure a desk and then build or modify one to fit their own needs. Perhaps the most significant economic implication of 3-D printing is that it is catalyzing a merging of industries. Dave Britton, cofounder of the MakersFactory, an educational and fabrication workshop, or “maker space,” in downtown Santa Cruz, points out that 3-D printing is bringing together industries in previously unimaginable ways. “People talk about this being a trillion-dollar industry some day,”

he says. “I talk more about the convergence of industries: media, medicine and manufacturing are all in the same plane and imploding at the same rate. Technology is driving them to come together. You can’t talk to someone in medicine or optics without talking in the same way we talk about what we’re doing here.” Manufacturers, surgeons, teachers, builders, scientists and designers are all looking at ways to use the ease of customization and quick turnaround inherent in 3-D printing to their benefit. While people already in the workforce will have some re-skilling to do to familiarize themselves with computer-aided design software and 3-D printers, Catterlin says, young people will have the technology integrated into their lives as yet another tool on an everexpanding digital continuum. He shares a story about his boss’ sevenyear-old year old son, who designed and printed custom clips for a bandolier to hold his Nerf darts. In Santa Cruz, the MakersFactory has kids who attend the adult classes and do quite well; as cofounder Chris Yonge says, “They don’t know they can’t do it.” When the methods of fabrication become available to everyone, this new brand of “makers” say, the potential for human creativity and innovation expands exponentially. “We can say that in the future we’ll all be able to print a new phone or kidney or something,” says Weinberg, “but that’s really just an extension of what we have today. We’ve learned with the internet that if you give people tools, they do weird and unexpected things with them. 3-D printing is just starting to break through to people who are not engineers or designers, and they’re starting to use it in really unforeseen ways, making all kinds of interesting developments.” “Once people realize that the barriers are no longer there, they will start to become more adventurous,” Yonge says. “People will realize you don’t have to rely on a big store or paying a ridiculous price for something that doesn’t really fit your needs. You can make it yourself.”

A Maker’s Paradise

3-D Printing at the Make Labs in Sebastopol Eric Chu is a 23-year-old intern at Make magazine’s Make Lab in Sebastopol, and he’s seen the popularity of 3-D printing first-hand. While working Make’s 3-D Printing booth at the Maker Faire in San Mateo last month, Chu sold over 20 Thing-o-Matic printers—at $1,750–$2,000 each. Just as dot-matrix and then ink-jet printers dropped in price, so too have 3-D printers. There are models for around $500, and, says Chu, “I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one for $200, or even $100, in a year or so.” On a recent Friday night, Chu and his fellow intern Max Eliaser work late in the Make Lab testing projects for Make, utilizing a 3-D-printed component for a levitating motor. Around the cluttered testing area, other 3-D-printed items abound from the three different printers—a Thing-o-Matic, an Up! and an Ultimaker—in use at the Make Lab: a spindle for the ABS spool; a half-printed bust of a man; various caps and parts for projects. There’s even a yo-yo that Chu, who grew up in Cloverdale, has printed out, and he whips it around his wrists just like a Duncan Butterfly you’d buy off the shelf. Any concerns about how precise 3-D printing might be are laid to rest when Chu demonstrates printing out a basic sports whistle, complete with a ball inside. The MakerBot whirrs and beeps and bloops (“It sounds like a Tron movie,” Eliaser quips), and 39 minutes later Chu picks up the red plastic whistle, dislodges the ball and blows a loud bleat. Unless you’re looking at it up close, it’s virtually impossible to distinguish the printed version from a whistle one might buy at a store. “The printer prints in layers, and you can actually reduce the layers to about four microns, from what I’ve heard,” explains Chu, likening the process to the dpi resolution of a jpeg. “The thinner your layers are, the higher the resolution your part has. So say you have a curve, or a sphere, if you have really thick layers, you’ll be able to see all those lines. It’s not going to be perfectly smooth to the touch. But at four microns, it’s really hard to see those lines, and it’s nice and smooth.” Chu’s preferred site for 3-D printing plans is Thingiverse, which has a system set up to accommodate different types of licenses. Many of them, Chu notes, are Creative Commons licenses. “This whole 3-D-printing community is all about open-source,” he says. “It’s all about sharing the technology instead of keeping it locked down with patents.” With 3-D printers potentially in homes nationwide, and with free licensing of plans, could a revolution in 3-D printing cause an upheaval in the manufacturing industry? Chu isn’t so sure, at least for the immediate future. “You can’t really have a super-high-end printer in your home and manufacture a few thousand parts easily at your home,” he says. “It’s definitely not that high-end. Yet.” —Gabe Meline

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The week’s events: a selective guide


Bass Hit When the Hammond B-3 master Jimmy Smith ushered in a golden era for the jazz organ in the late 1950s, the absence of a bassist in his trio was revolutionary at the time. Enter Billy Martin and Wil Blades, who perform as an organ-drum duo. As one-third of Medeski, Martin & Wood, Martin dances all over the drum kit with a creative sureness; for his part, Blades pushes the organ to newer territories. They fire up the place on Wednesday, May 30, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 8:45pm. $12–$15. 707.829.7300.


Ladies Man In 1998, a caller to the popular sex-advice radio show Loveline asked what sort of measures might be appropriate to help curb teenage pregnancy. What followed was an eight-minute rant about absent fathers, daughters in need of attention, and unsupportive boyfriends—as well as murdered liquor store owners, deadbeat carpenters, welfare, city permits and Joseph Stalin. In other words, what followed was classic Adam Carolla, the hard-talking former construction-workerturned-comedian. Carolla never censors himself, so bring your game face on Saturday, June 2, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 7pm. $40. 707.259.0123.


Film Buff Over 4,000 clips strong, the incredible film archive of Mark Cantor is a jazz lover’s dream: rare and unseen live footage of greats like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker abound. But since Cantor’s collection is almost entirely on actual film, chances to see it strung through a projector are rare. This week, Cantor stops by the Healdsburg Jazz Festival to present Jazz Night at the Movies, a selection of his films screened with Cantor’s own insightful commentary. Be inspired on Wednesday, June 6, at the Raven Theater. 115 North St., Healdsburg. 7pm. $10. 707.433.4633.


Nice Ride I drive a 1964 Volvo, and it’s so recognizable that I often joke how I could never have an affair because someone would notice it driving away from the fleabag motel and call my wife. So you’ve got to really pity the drivers of the cars at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival—that is, if they want to cheat on their wives. Which I don’t! Really! It’s just a way of showing that the 400-odd cars at Infineon this weekend—vintage Ferraris, Maseratis, Jaguars and more— aren’t like the other cars on the road. I’m just . . . There’s no writing my way out of this one, is there? Oh, well. Check out old cars and don’t cheat on your wife on Saturday–Sunday, June 2–3, at Infineon Raceway. 8:30am each day. $20–$40. 800.870.RACE.

—Gabe Meline

Calvin Keys plays the Krug Event Center in Healdsburg on June 1. See Concerts, p27.

WE THREE Though complex, the music of Vijay Iyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trio has found acceptance across many different communities.

Iyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fire

Vijay Iyer the one to watch at Healdsburg Jazz Festival BY GABE MELINE


hen a jazz version of a disco song that was sampled by a hip-hop group becomes the talk of indierock blogs, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good indicator that the entire concept of â&#x20AC;&#x153;genreâ&#x20AC;? has ďŹ nally died.

So it goes with Vijay Iyer, the remarkable jazz pianist who plays the Healdsburg Jazz Festival on June 10, and whose new album,

Accelerando, features a stunning version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star of the Story,â&#x20AC;? a song by the 1970s group Heatwave that was sampled in the Tribe Called Quest song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Verses from the Abstract.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew the Tribe song, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it came from somewhere else,â&#x20AC;? Iyer explains, on the phone from his home in New York City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then I saw this blog post by Prince Paul describing his favorite sample ďŹ&#x201A;ips of all time, as he called it, and that was one of them. And

I was like, whoah, what is this a sample of?â&#x20AC;? Iyer tracked down the original disco song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;listened to it over and over,â&#x20AC;? and adapted it to his jazz piano trio, featuring Marcus Gilmore on drums and Stephan Crump on bass. The fact that the resulting recording succeeds so well is a testament to Iyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent as much as the everything-iseverything connectivity of the 21st century; Iyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other cover choices on Accelerando include tracks by Michael Jackson, Henry

Threadgill and the Los Angeles electronic producer Flying Lotus. When the Healdsburg Jazz Festival opens this week, running through June 10, it does so with another excellent lineup of jazz veterans. Famed guitarist Kenny Burrell performs at the Raven Theater (June 9), Freddy Cole plays at Barndiva (June 3) and the incomparable drummer Roy Haynes, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played with everybody youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever heard of since punching the clock in Charlie Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quintet and who still plays with the ferocity of a steam engine, headlines the Rodney Strong Vineyards (June 10). Iyer, on the same bill as Haynes (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incredible, absolutely,â&#x20AC;? he says), represents a new breed of pianists. Like his contemporaries Ethan Iverson, from the Bad Plus, and Jason Moran, both of whom stretch the deďŹ nition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;jazzâ&#x20AC;? and incorporate different styles into their music, Iyer approaches music without any notion of boundary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My main understanding of genre is that genres donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist,â&#x20AC;? Iyer proclaims. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They never did. Really. What happens is that a community settles on some set of artistic practices and aesthetics and priorities for what music is and how it works. And depending on how open or closed that community is, things kind of stabilize. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s then, after the fact, basically called a genre. But it really was an emergent property of the music of a certain community.â&#x20AC;? That Iyerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;born in New York to Indian immigrants in 1971â&#x20AC;&#x201D;is able to traverse communities may be due to living in New York City, a place where, in his words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all piled up on top of each other.â&#x20AC;? But that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s able to do it so ďŹ&#x201A;uidly is due to his unmistakable vision. One of the more ) 22 unique pianists in jazz,

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Iyer ( 21 Iyer speaks of tempo in terms of beats per minute like a DJ; speaks of recognizing rhythm as a reflex of empathy in the lower structure of the brain; and speaks of his 1998 dissertation, titled Microstructures of Feel, Macrostructures of Sound: Embodied Cognition in West African and African-American Musics, as containing a roadmap for his music today. Initially studying physics at UC Berkeley, Iyer veered toward a musical career while living in the East Bay in the 1990s, encouraged by the area’s elder statesmen and the opportunities for performing at places like Yoshi’s. “A lot of factors contributed to me leaving physics, but part of it was the discovery that I could actually be an artist,” he says. “I was very serious about music all along, but I didn’t really know that the options were there for me to really do it. And I didn’t know if I was any good. So I didn’t know where I stood in the world, or anything. And I also had a lot of learning to do. “My years in the Bay Area—’92 to ’98—it was a real crucible for me. I was exposed to constant stimuli from all these different communities, and I got to work with all kinds of musicians and learn about a lot of different things. It all contributed to my growth as an artist. It’s hard to say whether that could have happened anywhere else.” Fast-forward a decade, and although Iyer’s 2009 album Historicity topped just about every major critic’s jazz poll for that year, its universal acclaim belied the fact that Iyer had been making albums since 1995. Good press had arrived over the years, and Iyer had been a name in jazz, but with Historicity, the world at large finally stood up and took notice. “It kind of happened at once,” Iyer says. “And it’s hard for me to understand why that happened. I have my theories, I guess. I think for a long time people saw my music as difficult or something. It was almost like news to people that I could play standards or that I could play other people’s music.

But also, the trio format has a different dynamic than some of the other formats I’ve recorded in.” Those other formats include a quartet and duo with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, a group called Fieldwork and electronic projects with the hip-hop artist Mike Ladd. Before Historicity, however, Iyer had never made a simple piano trio album, and the inclusion of compositions by artists as varied as Leonard Bernstein and Stevie Wonder to Andrew Hill and Julius Hemphill attracted a wide audience. Iyer’s cover of the M.I.A. song “Galang” even garnered a rave review on, which rarely if ever pays notice to jazz recordings.

‘It’s a struggle, let’s face it. We romanticize it, but it’s not pretty.’ That sort of acclaim is nice, Iyer admits. But he’s also cognizant that America doesn’t value jazz— an art form born in this country— as much as it should. “I love Roy Haynes, but he shouldn’t have to travel as much as he does,” Iyer says. “He’s musical royalty. He’s an American treasure. And it’s beautiful that he’s playing for us, but he should be able to rest, you know? “It’s just sort of a different scene here,” Iyer continues. “And that’s partly what gives the music its cry, that sort of struggle that it contains. But it’s also a struggle, let’s face it. We romanticize it, but it’s not pretty.” The Vijay Iyer Trio plays with Sheila Jordan and the Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band on Sunday, June 10, at Rodney Strong Vineyards. 11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg. 2pm. $35–$45. 800.838.3006.

Eric Chazankin

BURIED FACES One doesn’t really

‘enjoy’ a play like ‘Fool for Love.’

A Fool Believes ‘Fool for Love’ typically tough Shepard script BY DAVID TEMPLETON


here isn’t a movie in this town that can top the story I’m gonna tell.”

So boasts the Tequila-swilling rodeo stuntman Eddie (Brent Lindsay), deftly derailing the intended movie date of his ex-lover May (Amy Pinto) and her gently baffled would-be boyfriend, Martin (Keith Baker), in Sam Shepard’s disturbing, off-kilter 1984 drama Fool for Love. Running through June 3 at Main Stage West in Sebastopol and immediately moving to Santa Rosa’s Imaginists Theatre Collective for two more weeks, the award-winning play is typical Shepard, in that it carries his own particular mythical and mystical view of the American West. It also comes with its own

‘Fool for Love’ runs though June 3 at Main Stage West (104 N. Main St., Sebastopol; 707.823.0177), then moves to the Imaginists to run June 6–17. (461 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa; 707.528.7554). Show times vary. $16– $25. See or for more.




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set of challenges to anyone brave enough to mount the show. Instead of the dozens and dozens of toasters required for his fraternal opus True West, or the headless deer carcass demanded by A Lie of the Mind, Shepard merely calls upon the producers of Fool for Love to put microphones in the walls of the motel room set, amplifying the sound of every angry door slam, every violent bash and crash of actors into the ever-reverberating walls. Kudos to director Beth Craven, set designer David Lear and sound designer Doug Faxon for pulling it all off, along with one or two other tricky bits of Shepardian stagecraft (exploding horse trailer, anyone?). The “story” at the heart of the play, the one Eddy begins to tell about halfway through the relentless 85-minute one act, may not even be true, but it’s a whopper. Prompted and provoked by the ghostly, rocking-chair-bound old man (John Craven), Eddy begins to describe the rocky roots of his on-again, off-again romance with May, who eventually picks up the story, adding a few details that even the dead guy in the rocking chair didn’t know. One doesn’t really “enjoy” a play like Fool for Love so much as one surrenders, eventually, to its eerie, mesmerizing intensity. Shepard’s tale of damaged lovers, sons, daughters and parents veers in and out of some truly outrageous, occasionally uncomfortable material. And yet, somehow, the play is frequently funny, a testament to the superb acting of its entire cast. Though defying typical theatrical plot structures, Fool for Love works as a kind of extreme acting exercise, a tightrope act of commitment and dramatic honesty, demanding a great deal from its audience—but even more from its performers.

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CAST AWAY Cuban-born Andy Garcia plays, uh, a Mexican general.

Awkward Christian Soldiers

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;For Greater Gloryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a de-raza-fied revolution BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


irector Dean Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s For Greater Glory concerns one stage of the Mexican revolution, the Cristero War of the late 1920s, which claimed 90,000 lives and which President Plutarco ElĂ­as Calles (played by a debonair RubĂŠn Blades) triggered by taking on the power of the Catholic Church.

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As told by the ďŹ lm, a general, Enrique Gorostieta Velarde (Andy Garcia), is hired to lead the religious guerrillas. General Velardeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s troops are green, volunteers or priests, like the armed Father Vega (Santiago Cabrera). For Greater Glory mentions the heroic women who smuggled bullets to the rebels, although one of the most exciting exploits of these women is left unďŹ nished right in the middle of the story. The ďŹ lm also remembers the clerics who were executed. Peter Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Toole evokes melancholy tenderness as Father Christopher, and For Greater Glory evokes the outrage it seeks when the ancient priest goes to the wall. But watching For Greater Glory is like going to see a ďŹ lm about Napoleon and discovering itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually about his favorite drummer boy. Everything stops (particularly in the third act) to follow young JosĂŠ (Mauricio Kuri), an altar boy who becomes a Cristero warrior. Mexican viewers might feel slightly miffed about the casting of Blades, Cabrera, Garcia and Isaac (born in Panama, Venezuela, Cuba and Guatemala, respectively), but James Hornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soundtrack is a worse form of de-raza-ination. Does Horner actually watch the movies heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scoring? Such audio swill in a ďŹ lm about a nation responsible for some of the best music in the world is reprehensible. Nevertheless, the scenery is sweeping, the art direction and the costumes are handsome, and the battle scenes are staged with the technical ďŹ nesse of late-period John Wayne ďŹ lms; the heroes here are certainly the best marksmen since the Duke died. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;For Greater Gloryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opens June 1 at the Roxy Stadium 14, 85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.522.0330..

Film capsules by Gary Brandt and Richard von Busack.

NEW MOVIES For Greater Glory (R; 143 min.) Andy Garcia stars in drama about Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cristero War. See review, adjacent page. Hysteria (R; 100 min.) Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Darcy star in romantic comedy set in Victorian England about the invention of the vibrator. (GB)

I Wish (NR; 128 min.) Two brothers separated by the divorce of their parents try to reunite themsleves, and their parents. In Japanese with English subtitles. See review, p31. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13; 127 min.) Fantasy-action adaptation of the fairy tale stars Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, with Charlize Theron as the evil queen. (GB)

ALSO PLAYING The Avengers (PG-13; 142 min.) Marvel 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)


find it overrun with troubled relatives. (GB)

Darling Companion (PG-13; 103 min.) Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill) directs Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton in a comedy about a couple who engage the services of a psychic to find their lost pooch. (GB)

The Dictator (R; 83 min.) A deposed dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen) adjusts to his new life in New York City while awaiting the chance to return to power in the fictional nation of Wadiya. Ben Kingsley and Anna Faris co-star. (GB)

First Position (NR; 90 min.) New documentary from Bess Kargman follows a group of young dancers in preparation for the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition. (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 Collinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bestselling young adult novel about a dystopian future where teens kill teens in annual rated-PG-13 bloodsports. (GB)

Battleship (PG-13; 131 min.) The Navy

Marley (PG-13; 144 min.) Bio-doc from Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland) on

takes on aliens in the Pacific after a beacon to a newly discovered planet brings a fleet of petulant extraterrestrials to Hawaii. (GB)

the life of reggae legend Bob Marley features interviews with Marleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family and top reggae artists. (GB)

Bernie (R; 104 min.) Richard (Slacker, School of Rock) Linklaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest stars Jack

Men in Black 3 (PG-13; 106 min.) Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to 1969 to save a young Agent K (Josh Brolin)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the planetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in third installment of hit sci-fi comedy. Also stars Tommy Lee Jones. (GB)

Black as Texas mortician, choir leader and murderer Bernie Tiede. Based on a true story. Co-stars Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. (GB)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13; 124 min.) John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) directs an all-star cast playing British retirees in India in adaptation of Deborah Moggachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel These Foolish Things. (GB)

Chernobyl Diaries (R; 93 min.) Irradiated mutants return in this horror film about American teens who take an â&#x20AC;&#x153;extremeâ&#x20AC;? adventure tour into the Chernobyl ruins. (GB)

Chimpanzee (G; 78 min.) Disneynatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth original documentary follows an abandoned chimp and his adoption by a new mother in Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ivory Coast jungle. Coproduced by the Jane Goodall Institute and narrated by Tim Allen. (GB)

Monsieur Lazhar (PG-13; 94 min.) An Algerian immigrant recovering from a personal tragedy fills in for a classroom whose former teacher committed suicide. (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) Sound of My Voice (R; 85 min.) A cult leader who believes heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from the future has unexpected sway over a journalist and his girlfriend in this psychological thriller and indiefilm-fest favorite. (GB)

Dark Shadows (PG; 113 min.) Tim Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

What to Expect When Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Expecting (PG-13; 110 min.) Ensemble

comic take on the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s cult soap opera stars Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas Collins who, unearthed, returns to his manor to

romcom about five expecting couples stars Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid and Chris Rock. (GB)

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hey rose from wartorn regions of North Africa nearly three decades ago and formed within Libyan military camps. Now, one Grammy, ďŹ ve albums and hundreds of tours later, the Malibased group Tinariwen have moved beyond the southern Sahara Desert, from which their music ďŹ rst seeded, toward international fame.

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Tinariwen and Burning Spear headline the Higher Vision Festival on Saturday, June 9, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $32â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$40. 11am-1pm. 415.256.8499.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Calvin Keyes Organ Quartet Bay Area guitar master brings Hammond, sax and drum trio with him to Healdsburg Jazz Fest. Jun 1, 7pm. $20. Charles Krug, 2800 Main St, St Helena, 707.967.3993.


First Friday of every month, Funkadelic Fri with DJ Lazyboy & DJ Sykwidit. 501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 707.843.5643.

California and beyond take turns onstage. Piano accompaniment by host Richard Evans. First Saturday of every month, 7pm. $15. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa, 707.255.5445.

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Sun, 7pm, salsa with lessons. Jun 1, Midnight Sun. Jun 2, Jeff Edwin Band. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa, 707.545.8530.

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Cowboy rocker plays troubadour blues, with guest Django Walker. Jun 1, 8pm. $32. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa, 707.259.0123.

Friday Night Live Cloverdale’s summer-long series features Shana Morrison and Caledonia on Jun 1. 7pm. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale.

Clubs & Venues

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Acclaimed writer behind Trace Adkins’ “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and George Strait’s “Give It Away” sings some of his own tunes. May 30, 8pm. $37.50-$47.50. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.546.3600.

May 31, First Annual Powerhouse Night featuring Zigaboo Modeliste and Jug Dealers. Jun 2, Don Giovannis. Jun 3, S.A.F.E.R. Fundraiser. Tues, 7pm, open mic with Tawnie. Wed, 7pm, open mic. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, 707.829.2722.

KRSH Backyard Concerts

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Hang out in station’s backyard and listen to tunes from the Revelations with Johnny Tsumani & the Hurricanes on May 31. 6pm. Free. KRSH, 3 565 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa, 707.588.9999.

Fri, Jen Tucker. 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, 707.874.9037.


Mon, 6pm, open mic. Thurs, Science Buzz Cafe (see Lectures). Sat, 2pm, Bluegrass jam. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, 707.829.6600.

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May 30, Billy Martin and Wil Blades Duo. May 31, Juke Joint with Space Cowboys DJ Mancub and Smooth plus Malarkey. Jun 1, Diegos Umbrella. Jun 2, Sol Horizon. Jun 4, Monday Night Edutainment Anniversary Bash with King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band. Tues, 7:30pm, open mic. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, 707.829.7300.

Jasper O’Farrell’s Sun, open mic. Wed, Brainstorm (dubstep). 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, 707.829.2062.

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June 9th & 10th 2012

Revue. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa, 707.545.2343.

Forestville Youth Park

Annual BBQ Parade

Main Street Station May 30, Pocket Canyon Ramblers. May 31, Susan Sutton. Jun 1, Jess Petty. Jun 2, Yancie Taylor. Jun 3, Gwen Sugarmama Avery. Jun 4, Greg Hester. Jun 5, Maple Profant. Jun 6, Phat Chance. 16280 Main St, Guerneville, 707.869.0501.

Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub May 31, Solid Air. Jun 1, True Grit. Jun 2, Andrew Freeman. Jun 3, Celtic Jam. 464 First St E, Sonoma, 707.935.0660.

Saturday at 10am, Starts Corner of Front & 1st, then up Mirabel Rd to the Park.


Mystic Theatre

Saturday 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 pm, and Sunday 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 pm.

Good Eats

BBQ Chicken, Beans, Steak, Ribs, Oysters, Pasta, Garlic Fries, Burgers, Local Wine & Beer, Hot Dogs, Pies & Ice Cream

Live Music

May 31, Bobby Jo Valentine and Gentry Bronson. Jun 2, Melvin Seals and JGB with On The Spot Trio. Jun 6, Donavon Frankenreiter. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, 707.765.2121.

Phoenix Theater


11am Sonny's Acoustic Blues, 1-4pm Chris Rovetti & the Meatballs, 5-8pm: Lava

Sunday 11am Sonny's Acoustic Blues, 1-4pm The Blues Burners, 5-8pm Wonderbread 5

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BBQ Coordinator: Patti 575 3484 Parade Coordinator: Leslie 887 8530

May 31, Speed Wobble with Chicken Thieves and NorthWestClue. Jun 1, Hatchet, Fog of War, Laceration, Necrosin and Trecelence. Jun 2, Nescience, Ammo Wagon, Couteaux and Soulblind. Mon, 7pm, young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AA. Tues, 7pm, Acoustic Americana jam. Wed, 6pm, Jazz jam. Sun, 5pm, rock and blues jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma, 707.762.3565.

Redwood Cafe First Friday of every month, Gold Coast Jazz Band. First Sunday of every month, Music and Mimosas. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 707.795.7868.

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The Rocks Bar & Lounge Fri and Sat, Top 40 DJs hosted by DJ Stevie B. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma, 707.782.0592.

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Thurs, 9pm, DJ Dray Lopez. Jun 1, Wake the Neighbors. June 2, Mudface, Cursed, Infex. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 707.664.0169.

Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;theVines Huichica Fest kicks off summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best festivals Jeff Bundschu isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your typical estate winery owner. His laid-back approach is infused with a sweet California drawl thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more surfer than Sonoma vintner. His father, Jim Bundschu, must have instilled his down-to-earth nature long ago. From pranks on the Napa Valley Wine Train to kidnapping Virgin Airlines billionaire Richard Branson to a property shed filled with naked ladies crushing grapes, the Gundlach Bundschu Winery legacy has revolved around charming campaigns of merriment. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Huichica Music Festival might be less prank-ridden but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just as entertaining. The venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s western-facing amphitheater and grassy knolls are prime for blankets and umbrellas, and the weekend features a lineup including Beachwood Sparks (above), Sonny & the Sunsets, Little Wings, Poor Moon, Andy Cabic and others. Bundschu is co-producing the third annual fest with Eric Johnson, lead singer of the Fruit Bats and former Shins guitarist, and Dave Burton, tour manager for bands like Death Cab for Cutie and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. When it comes to curating a lineup of unfamiliar yet exceptional indie and folk-rock musicians, these guys know the deal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a niche of bands that are intellectual with very approachable music,â&#x20AC;? says Bundschu. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sounds a lot like the music made 20, 30 years ago. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason that a music lover nurtured on Fleetwood Mac or Supertramp wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love this stuff.â&#x20AC;? Get Huichicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d on Saturday, June 2, at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. Noon. $75. Prefest dinner and concert Friday, June 1 (6pm; $120). 707.938.5277.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jacquelynne OcaĂąa

Rancho Nicasio

Wed, Sonoma County Blues Society live music. 446 B St, Santa Rosa, 707.544.8277.

Jun 1, the Shots. Jun 3, Mad Maggies. Town Square, Nicasio, 415.662.2219.

Toad in the Hole Pub

Sausalito Cruising Club

Jun 1, 10pm, Elephant with Flyover States. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa, 707.544.8623.

Mon, Blue Monday Jam Session with the Taters. 300 Napa St, Sausalito.

Wells Fargo Center

Sausalito Seahorse

May 30, Jamey Johnson. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.546.3600.

May 31, Liza Silva. Jun 1, Jamie Clark Music. Jun 2, Lau, Trenz. Jun 3, Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion. Mon, local talent onstage. Tues, jazz jam. Wed, Marcello and Seth. Sun, salsa class. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

MARIN COUNTY Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub Jun 1, Franc Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ambrosio. Jun 2, Tubes with Fee Waybill. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael, 415.226.0262.

McNearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Park Jun 3, noon-7pm, Furb on the Green. Event to raise awareness and funds about Huntingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disease features Liquid Sun Day, Jim Talleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jamminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Buds and others. $10. Cantera Way, San Rafael.

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

19 Broadway Club May 30, Diamond Jazz. Jun 1, Soundproof Intlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Bigga Happiness Sound. Jun 3, Good Time Band. Jun 6, Phil Hardgrave and the Continentals. Mon, 9pm, open mic. Tues, 9pm, Uzilevsky Korty Duo with special guests. 19 Broadway, Fairfax, 415.459.1091.

No Name Bar First Monday of every month, 8:30pm, Kimrea. Tues, 8:30pm, open mic with Damir. Fri, 9pm, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun, 3pm, Mal Sharpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dixieland. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.1392.

Osteria Divino May 30, Silvio Correia Duo. May 31, Con Quimba. 27 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

Sleeping Lady May 30, Roots Music Marin Showcase. May 31, Joe Nemzer Quartet. Mon, 8pm, open mic with Simon Costa. Sat, 2pm, juke jam. Sun, 2pm, Irish music. 23 Broadway, Fairfax, 415.485.1182.


Amendola, Dewayne Pate and John R Burr. Jun 4, Contribution. Jun 5, Love and Freedom. Jun 6, Mad Mama and the Bona Fide Few. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, 415.388.3850.

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

Jun 1, Charles Wheal Band. Jun 2, Walter Hand & the Blue Hand Band. 902 Main St, Napa, 707.258.2337.

Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jun 2, Ramana Vieira. Jun 3, Napa Vale Jazz Society. Jun 6, Battle of the Bands. Wed, 7pm, jam session. 530 Main St, Napa, 707.251.5833.

Uptown Theatre

Sweetwater Music Hall

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

Jun 1, Jerry Jeff Walker. 1350 Third St, Napa, 707.259.0123.

Michael Franti & Spearhead Yonder Mountain String

Omar Souleyman The most festive wedding singer in Syria, currently enjoying transatlantic acclaim. Jun 1 at the Mezzanine.

Reggie Watts Unscientific fact: there is no mom alive who understands her childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of Reggie Watts. Jun 1 at the Independent.


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Jamaican guitar legend celebrates 80th birthday with Marin funk outfit Vinyl. Jun 2 at Great American Music Hall.

Fun Family Activities

May 30, John Hoy. May 31, Robin DuBois . 4 Bayview St, San Rafael, 415.457.3993.

Canadian artist Daniel Bejar floats on atmosphere, but explores down-to-earth themes. Jun 5 at the Fillmore.

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May 31, Four Teardrops. Fort Baker, Sausalito, 415.332.2319.

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Panama Hotel Restaurant

May 30, (W+T)J2. May 31, Highway Robbers. Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax, 415.459.9910.


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Mon, reggae. Wed, Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke. May 30, Midnight on the Water. May 31, Matt Bolton. Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas, 415.868.1311.

May 30, James Nash & the Nomads featuring Scott

Back Roads Productions proudly presents

Three guys who once recorded an hour-long track called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dopesmokerâ&#x20AC;? and changed metal forever. Jun 5 at the Fox Theater.

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Arts Events Galleries OPENINGS Jun 1 From 4 to 8pm. Russian River Art Gallery, “River, Redwoods and Recollections” features works focusing on nostalgia, memories and the authenticity of life on the river. 16200 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.9099.

Jun 2 At 5pm. Gallery of Sea & Heaven, “Alchemy of Seasons” features Becoming Independent and community artists, including Genevieve and Raymond Barnhart and others. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9123. At 6pm. Studio Barndiva, “Salon des Sens” features group exhibition on art and food. 237 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7404.

Jun 4 At 6pm. Aubergine, art by Dan Katra, with new permanent installation by Stanley Mouse. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Jun 5 At 6pm. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, ninth annual “Wabi-Sabi Show,” mixed media group exhibit curated by Marico Chigyo. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

SONOMA COUNTY Aubergine Jun 4-30, Various artworks by Dan Katra on display, with new permanent installation by Stanley Mouse. Reception, Jun 4 at 6pm with musical performances by Jerry Hannan, Radio Active and others and magic by Ron Pawlowski. Free. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

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

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, Mon-Sat. 707.544.2491.

Gallery of Sea & Heaven Jun 2-Aug 4, “Alchemy of Seasons” features Becoming Independent and community artists, including Genevieve and Raymond Barnhart and others. Reception, Jun 2 at 5pm. 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Thurs-Sat, noon to 5 and by appointment. 707.578.9123.

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

Hammerfriar Gallery

Zumwalt and Andrea Way. 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 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.

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

Through Jul 1, “Stardust: Reflections on Nature and Existence” presents the work of Christiane Michaela Vincent. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

Ren Brown Collection Through Jun 17, Yoko Hara collection. 1781 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. Wed-Sun, 10 to 5. 707.875.2922.

Rohnert Park Community Center

Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Russian River Art Gallery

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.

Jun 1-Jul 2, “River, Redwoods and Recollections” features works focusing on nostalgia, memories and the authenticity of life on the river. Reception, Jun 1, 4pm-8pm. 16200 First St, Guerneville. Daily, 10 to 6. 707.869.9099.

Through Jun 4, “Through the Lens,” featuring photography of Mike Shoys, John Hershey and Tom Moyer. Jun 5-Jul 15, “Three for the Show” features colorful land and seascape paintings by Jody Shipp, Leslie

screening June 1 at Brotherhood Board Shop in Santa Rosa. See Film, p32.

Quicksilver Mine Company

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.

Local Color Gallery

FLYING HIGH Cooper Wilt stars in the new Almost Skateboards video ‘Five-Incher,’

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.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Jun 2-3, “Art at the Source” presents Open Studios 2012, at various Sonoma County locations. 6780 Depot St,

Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Jun 2 at 6pm. 237 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7404.

Sebastopol Gallery

Towers Gallery

Through Jun 24, “The Artist’s Search,” features the art of James Reynolds. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

Through Jun 24, “Cloverdale: Where the Vineyards Meet the Redwoods,” with various artists in various media. $15. 240 N Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

Side Street Gallery Through Jun 9, “Wheely Good Art,” features bike-related art by Paula Smith, Mylette Welch and many others. 507 David Clayton Rd, Windsor.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Jun 10, “Color Theory: The Use of Color in Contemporary Art,” featuring work of nine artists from across the country. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

Steele Lane Community Center Through Jun 14, “Santa Rosa Standouts,” featuring work by Beverly McChesney focusing on Santa Rosa retail buildings. 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Thurs, 8 to 7; Fri, 8 to 5. 707.543.3282.

Studio Barndiva Jun 2-12, “Salon des Sens” features group exhibition on art and food. Reception,

Veterans Memorial Building Jun 2-3, 10am-5pm, “Wine Country Quilts Show” features over 350 quilts on display and for sale. $10. 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa.

MARIN COUNTY Alemany Library Gallery Through Jun 29, “MSA Past Presidents’ Show” features the work of more than 30 MSA past presidents’ work. Viewing with artists in attendance and reception, Jun 10 at 2pm. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3251.

Art Works Downtown Through Jun 22, “Surface Design” welcomes worldrenowned Danish artist Gugger Petter. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Bolinas Museum Through Jun 24, “Behind the Alter,” featuring the Paul LeBaron Thiebaud Collection of Mexican Retablos. Through Jun 24, “Circles,” 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.

Elsewhere Gallery Through Jun 4, “Le Triangle,” 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.

Gallery Route One Through Jun 24, “Then and Now,” featuring Andrew Romanoff, “Vanishing California,” with Patti Trimble and the works of Dorothy Nissen in the Annex. Reception, May 30, 3pm-5pm. Salon, Jun


Marin Community Foundation Through May 31, “Muslim Eyes,” featuring religions and secular art by 35 Muslim artists. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

Marin History Museum

Wishful Thinking ‘I Wish’ a discursive child’s wonderland Hirokazu Koreeda is likely the best kid-wrangler alive. He returns to the familiar terrain of his film Nobody Knows with I Wish, about a bohemian family split down the middle by divorce. The diffident, passive mom takes the older son, Koichi (Koki Maeda) to live with his grandparents in the subtropical south in Kagoshima, under an active volcano. Oshiro Maeda (Koki’s real-life sibling) plays the bushy-haired younger brother Ryunosuke, who lives with his negligent, moderately successful rock-musician father many miles away. The brothers decide to plot a reunion. With a childish certainty in magic, they believe that they can wish their family back together. Koreeda fills in some delicate touches about the way Koichi’s half-employed grandfather (the grave yet droll Isao Hashizume) is pressed for money by the return of his relatives. Grandfather decides to make some cash by reviving a traditional cake called a “karukan”; it’s gone out of fashion because it’s not as sweet as today’s confections. The “mellow,” unsweet flavor of the cakes seems to be what Koreeda seeks in cinematic form. At times, I Wish plays like a Charles Schulz comic, and seems to be running on children’s time. I Wish opens Friday, June 1, at the Rafael Film Center. 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael.—Richard von Busack

24 at 4pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Log Cabin Jun 2, “Hybrid II” features all styles and mediums of art in

Through Sep 1, “The Golden Gate Bridge, an Icon That Changed the World,” historical exhibit. Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. Tues-Fri, plus second and third Sat monthly, 11 to 4. 415.454.8538.

Marin Society of Artists Jun 2, 7pm, MSA’s annual art auction offers 250 works by various artists. Donations accepted at the door. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 415.454.9561.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Jun 5-28, Ninth annual “Wabi-Sabi Show” features mixed media group exhibit curated by Marico Chigyo. Reception, Jun 5 at 6pm. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

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.

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

Ca’Toga Galleria D’Arte Ongoing, murals, ceramics and wood sculptures by Carlo Marchiori. 1206 Cedar St, Calistoga. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.942.3900.

Downtown Napa Oct 19-April 2013, “Momentum: Art that Moves (Us),” second annual interactive public art exhibition ARTwalk. Free. 707.257.2117. First Street and Town Center, Napa.

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

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.

Lee Youngman Galleries Ongoing, group exhibit of paintings and sculpture. 1316 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. Mon-Sat, 10 to 5. Sun, 11-4. 707.942.0585.

Napa Valley Museum

Public House, 1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.0395.

Farm, 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.524.9318.

Lunch & Laugh

Calistoga Art Walk

Standup comedian Helen Pachynski entertains guests over lunch. Jun 2, 11am, 12:30 and 2pm. $25. Luther Burbank Experiment Farm, 7781 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.9492.

Follow the signs and view art with strolling tour of shops and galleries. First WedThurs of every month, 5-7pm. Free. Downtown Calistoga, Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga. 707.225.1003.

Tuesday Evening Comedy

Downtown Guernville event includes artist receptions and food pairings. First Fri of every month. Free. Sonoma Nesting Company, 16151 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.3434.


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.

Through Jun 2, “Take a Chance on Miniatures” explores world of miniature art. Closing reception, Jun 2, 4pm-6pm, with raffle. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500.

Dhyana Center Lofts

Sharpsteen Museum

Le Grand Crique de Ballet

Ongoing, dioramas depicting 1860s life at Brannan Hot Springs Resort, stagecoach, restored cottage and Disney producer Ben Sharpsteen’s Oscar. $3 donation. 1311 Washington St, Calistoga. Daily, 11 to 4. 707.942.5911.

Silverado Museum Ongoing, tribute to Robert Louis Stevenson includes original letters, manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia. 1490 Library Lane, St Helena. Tues-Sun, noon to 4. 707.963.3757.

Yo el Rey Roasting Through May 31, Salon-style exhibition through Yo el Rey Roasting, Art House and World Artist Exchange features artists from across the nation. 1217 Washington, Calistoga. 707.942.1180.

Comedy Adam Carolla Man behind the “Adam Carolla Show” and author of “In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks” brings his snide self to Napa. Jun 2, 7pm. $40. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

First Friday Art Walk

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

Last Thursday of every month, Catalyst Community Dance. Monthly community dance party with various DJs and prayer rituals. 186 N Main St, Sebastopol 800.796.6863.

Dancers take on circus arts. Jun 3, 3pm. $10-$15. 1030 Main St, Napa 707.226.7372.

Planetary Dance Jun 3, 5:30am-1pm, Bay Area icon Anna Halprin leads celestial ceremony. Free. Santos Meadow, Mt Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley.

Roco Dance Onstage High-energy choreographed dance production features over 700 dancers. Jun 1, 8pm. $19.50. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael 415.499.6800.

Sebastopol Community Center Jun 1, 7-10pm, Hoedown and Sing-Along, Country All Stars and Friends provide music for dancing and eating barbecue. $5-$10. 390 Morris St, Sebastopol 707.823.1511.

Tara Firma Farms Jun 2, 8pm, Barn Dance, Live music and lively dancing with Evie Landin. $15. 3796 I St, Petaluma 707.765.1202.


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Healdsburg Jazz Festival Ten-day festival features lineup including Kenny Burrell, Michele Rosewoman, Roy Haynes, Vijay Iyer and many others at various venues. For more information, visit or call 1.800.838.3006. Jun 1-10. Healdsburg (various locations), Healdsburg, Healdsburg.

Marin Home & Garden Expo Jun 2-3, 10am-5pm, expo features domestic delights. $10. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Mill Valley Art Walk First Tues monthly, 6 to 8, downtown area galleries and businesses showcase local artists. First Tues of every month, 6-8pm. Free. Downtown Mill Valley, Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. 415.721.1856.

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.

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32 Arts Events languages while in service in the US military. Through Jul 1. Petaluma Historical Museum and Library, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival Celebration of sport’s history features 400 noteworthy champion cars from past eras. Jun 2-3. $40. Infineon Raceway, Highways 37 and 121, Sonoma. 800.870.RACE.

Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games Sonoma County Council on Aging presents archery, basketball, bocce ball and many other sports. May 31-Jun 10. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 1.800.564.SRJC.

Teen Summer Reading Program Program features henna artist Beth Bowman teaching about body art. Jun 6, 2pm Free. Guerneville Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. 707.869.9004.

Thrive Fundraiser & Fashion Show Fashion show features Versace models, silent auction, belly dancers, drawings and clothing vendors all participating in benefit to help St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital. Jun 1, 8:30pm. $12-

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25th Anniversary Spring Celebration Garden tours and plant sale with guest speaker Warren Roberts, Superintendent Emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum. Jun 2, 10am-3pm. $45. Quarryhill Botanical Gardens, Highway 12, Glen Ellen.

The Color Wheel Filmmakers Carlen Altman and Alex Ross Perry star in dark comedy and appear in person for discussion. Jun 3, 7pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.


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New video from Almost Skateboards, featuring Daewon Song, Chris Haslam,Cooper Wilt, Lewis Marnel, Willow and Youness Amrani. Jun 1, 7pm. Free. Brotherhood Board Shop, 1240 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707. 546.0660.

Full Moon Outing View the full moon and learn the natural history of the preserve. Jun 2, 6-9:30pm Free. Montini Open Space Preserve, available by tour only, Sonoma.

Jazz Night at the Movies Mark Cantor, a passionate archivist, shows reels of vintage jazz performance footage. Jun 6, 7pm. $10. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Tour de Coop Tour Sonoma Valley’s backyard chicken coops. For more information, visit Jun 2, 10am-2pm $20. Various locations, around Sonoma County, Santa Rosa.

John Ford, John Wayne: The Filmmaker & the Legend Tiburon Film Society presents documentary on the friendship of two Hollywood legends. Jun 5, 6pm. Free. Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3871.

Transit of Venus Watch venus pass in front of the sun for the last time in our lifetimes. Jun 5, 3:068:31pm. $8. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge

Wed, noon-5pm. Town Center, Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera. 415.382.7846.

French Garden Farm Market Enjoy produce from restaurant’s farm, along with freshly baked breads and pastries from their kitchen. Every Sun, 10 to 2. Free. French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Friday Night Bites Interactive classes with tastes every Fri at 6. $75. Fri. Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. 888.651.2003.

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 Wed, 4-6:30pm in the plaza, and Sat, 9am-noon, at North and Vine streets, Healdsburg. 707.431.1956.

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National Theater Live presents Tony-noominated production. Jun 2, 1pm. $24. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Learn about oyster harvest and culture in Marin, sip local wine and beer and taste oysters from Drakes Bay and Tomales Bay Oyster companies. Jun 2, 11am-2pm. $25-$30. Marin History Museum, Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.8538.

NAMI is grilling hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers, with live music by Two Ton Shoes. Jun 2, 11:30am-2pm. NAMI Sonoma County, 1300 N Dutton Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa. 707.527.6655.

Beerfest Oodles of amazing craft beers accompanied by local eats and music by Rovetti & the Meatballs. Jun 2, 1-5pm. $45$50. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.


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I’ll Drink to That Beerfest turns 21, continues to benefit good cause There’s no denying it: Sonoma County is in the midst of a fullblown craft-beer revolution, from the ongoing dominance in nationwide beer polls of Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Younger to your friend’s little brother experimenting with new flavors and hop percentages in his garage. Nobody’s watched this growth quite like the organizers of Beerfest, which every year brings together dozens of small brewers to benefit Face to Face, the Sonoma County AIDS network. For its 21st annual soiree, Beerfest boasts barbecue, cheese, pizza and more food booths to help absorb all that alcohol while Rovetti & the Meatballs supply the tunes on Saturday, June 2, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 1–5pm. $45–$50. 707.544.1581. —Gabe Meline

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.

Jazz It Up Wine & Jazz Series Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard invites guests to sip wine and enjoy series of Saturday jazz concerts, featuring Benny Barth Trio, Judi Silvan’s “Indigo Moods” trio and many others. Sat, Jun 2. Free. Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg.

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, 4:30-5pm through Nov 17. Free. Petaluma Farmers Market, Second Street between B and D streets, Petaluma.

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Lectures Jack London’s Life & Times Recognized expert on Jack London Mike Wilson talks about famous local author. Jun 2, 2pm Free. Healdsburg Library, 139 Piper St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3772.

Teach-In Series “Brown Bag Economic Justice” series features introduction to Occupy Santa Rosa and Occupy movement in general. Thurs, May 31. Courthouse Square, Third Street and Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. 707.701.3620.

Readings Barking Dog Roasters First Sat monthly at 5:30, UniverSoul poetry and music open mic, hosted by Juanita J Martin. 18133 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma. 707.435.1807.

Book Passage May 30, 7pm, “Fathers Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son,” with Buzz Bissinger. May 31, 7pm, “The Art of Intelligence” with Henry Crumpton. Jun 2, 1pm, “Canada” with Richard Ford. Jun 2, 4pm, “Culpable Innocence: The American Dream Reprised” with Anthony DeBenedict. Jun 2, 7pm, “Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women” with Ayesha Mattu. Jun 3, 12pm, “The Rainbow’s Journey” with Gena Dawn. Jun 3, 2pm, “Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter’s Tribute” with Marta Fuchs. Jun 3, 4pm, Poetry with John Miatech and Rebecca Radnor. Jun 3, 6pm, “Causes and Spirits” with William Carter. Jun 3, 7pm, “The Power of Community” with Allison Wenglin Belger. Jun 4, 7pm, “Ron Paul’s rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired” with Brian Doherty. Jun 4, 7:05pm, “Passionfruit” with Michele Jin. Jun 5, 7pm,

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Friends House May 31, 7:15pm, “Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of US Policy” with Pam Fitzpatrick and Paul Dix. 684 Benicia Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.573.4508.

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

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Dawn gets a new lesson on life and love when her corrupt and uncouth junk czar boyfriend hires a newspaper reporter to tutor her in current events, grammar and gentility for mixing with political elite in Washington, D.C. Various dates and times. Through Jun 10. $15$25. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

God of Carnage Following an altercation between their 11-year-old sons in Cobble Hill Park, Annette and Alan Raleigh agree to meet Veronica and Michael Novak to discuss the situation civilly, but the veneer of polite society soon falls away. Various dates and times. Through Jun 17. $34$55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

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Jun 5, 7pm, Traveling Show with Claire Baker, Lynn Ireland, Slim Warkov, Ann Robinson, Gini Savage and others. PO Box 9091, San Rafael.

Robert Moorhead stars as charismatic traveling salesman and conartist. Sun, Jun 3, 2pm. $15-$40. Sidney B Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mt. Tam, Mill Valley.

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Jun 3, 4pm, “Heart Mountain” and “Nostalgia for the Criminal Past” with Jodi Hottel and Kathleen Winter. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental 707.874.9392.

Peace & Justice Center Jun 1, 6:30pm, “With God on Our Side” with Adam Reich. 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa 707.575.8902.

Sausalito Presbyterian Church First Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm, First Wed at 7:30, Sausalito Poetry Night with poets, open mic and chats. 415.332.3790. 112 Bulkley, Sausalito.

West County Herb Company Annex Jun 4, 6:30pm, “The Herbal Kitchen” with Kami McBride. 3641 Main St, Occidental 707.495.4860.

West End Cafe First Wednesday of every month, 7pm, First Wed at 7, open mic poetry evening. 1131 Fourth St, San Rafael.

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

Noises Off Play within a play explores what really goes on behind the curtain. Various dates and times. Through Jun 17. $20-$22. Novato Theater Company, 484 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

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.

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For the week of May 30

ARIES (March 21–April 19) “Let’s waltz the rumba,” said jazz musician Fats Waller, suggesting the seemingly impossible mix of two very different types of dancing. That’s an excellent clue for you to follow up on, Aries. I suspect that in the coming week you will have an unusual aptitude for hybridization. You could do folk dancing and hip-hop moves simultaneously. It will make sense for you to do the cha-cha as you disco, and vice versa. You’ll have a knack for bringing the spirit of belly dance into the tango, and for breakdancing while you do the hokey-pokey. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

Have you been feeling a warm fuzzy feeling in your money chakra? I hope so. The cosmos recently authorized you to receive a fresh flow of what we might call financial kundalini. Your insight into money matters should be increasing, as well as your ability to attract the information and influences you need to refine your relationship with prosperity. It may even be the case that higher levels of economic luck are operating in your vicinity. I’m not saying you will strike it rich, but you could definitely strike it richer.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Your core meditation this week is Oscar Wilde’s belief that disobedience is a primal virtue. Be ingeniously, pragmatically and cheerfully disobedient, Gemini! Harness your disobedience so that it generates outbreaks of creative transformation that improve your life. For inspiration, read this passage by Robert Anton Wilson: “Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and progress, everything on earth that is manmade and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of someone’s refusal to bow to Authority. We would be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant and the intransigent.” CANCER (June 21–July 22)

“Some people tell me I’d invented the sounds they called soul,” said musician Ray Charles, “but I can’t take any credit. Soul is just the way black folk sing when they leave themselves alone.” I urge you to experiment with this idea, Cancerian. In my astrological opinion, you need to whip up a fresh, hot delivery of raw soul. One of the best ways to do that might be to leave yourself alone. In other words, don’t badger yourself. Don’t pick your scabs and secondguess your enthusiasms and argue yourself into a knot. Create a nice big space for your original self to play in.

LEO (July 23–August 22) “Where’s the most convenient place to discover a new species?” asks The Second Book of General Ignorance. What do you think the answer is, Leo? The Amazon rainforest? The high mountainous forests of New Guinea? Northwest Siberia? None of the above. In fact, your best chance of finding a previously unidentified life form is in your own garden. There are hundreds of thousands of species that science still has no knowledge of, and quite a few of them are near you. A similar principle currently holds true for your life in general. It will be close to home that you are most likely to connect with fascinating exotica, unknown influences and far-out adventures. VIRGO (August 23–September 22)

Now and then my readers try to bribe me. “I’ll give you $1,000,” said a recent email from a Virgo woman, “if you will write a sequence of horoscopes that predict I’ll get the dream job I’m aiming for, which will in turn make me so attractive to the guy I’m pursuing that he will beg to worship me.” My first impulse was to reply, “That’s all you’re willing to pay for a prophecy of two events that will supercharge your happiness and change your life?” But in the end, as always, I flatly turned her down. The truth is, I report on the music of the heavenly spheres, but I don’t write the music myself. Still, I sort of admire this woman’s feisty resolve to manipulate the fates, and I urge you to borrow some of her ferocity in the coming week.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the sun and blocks much of its light from reaching our eyes. On a personal level, the metaphorical equivalent is when something obstructs our ability to see what

nourishes us. For example, let’s say you’re in the habit of enviously comparing your own situation to that of a person you imagine is better off than you. This may blind you to some of your actual blessings and diminish your ability to take full advantage of your own talents. I bring this up, Libra, because you’re in an especially favorable time to detect any way you might be under the spell of an eclipse—and then take dramatic steps to get out from under it.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

Some secrets will dribble out. Other secrets will spill forth. Still others may shoot out and explode like fireworks. You won’t be bored by this week’s revelations, Scorpio. People’s camouflage may be exposed, hidden agendas could be revealed and not-quite-innocent deceits might be uncovered. So that’s the weird news. Here’s the good news: if you maintain a high level of integrity and treat the brouhaha as good entertainment, you’re likely to capitalize on the uproar. And that’s your specialty, right?

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) If you go to a psychotherapist, she may coax you to tell stories about what went wrong in your childhood. Seek a chiropractor’s opinion, and he might inform you that most of your problems have to do with your spine. Consult a psychic and chances are she will tell you that you messed up in your past lives and need a karmic cleansing. And if you ask me about what you most need to know, I might slip you some advice about how to access your untapped reserves of beauty and intelligence. Here’s the moral of the story, Sagittarius: Be discerning as you ask for feedback and mirroring. The information you receive will always be skewed.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) The state of Kansas has a law that seems more confusing than helpful. It says the following: “When two trains approach each other at a crossing, both shall come to a full stop and neither shall start up again until the other has gone.” From what I can tell, Capricorn, a similar situation has cropped up in your life. Two parties are in a stalemate, each waiting for the other to make the first move. At this rate, nothing will ever happen. May I suggest that you take the initiative? AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) Should you get down on your knees and beg for love and recognition? No! Should you give yourself away without seeking much in return? Don’t do that, either. Should you try to please everyone in an attempt to be popular? Definitely not. Should you dilute your truth so as not to cause a ruckus? I hope not. So then what am I suggesting you should do? Ask the following question about every possibility that comes before you: “Will this help me to master myself, deepen my commitment to what I want most, and gain more freedom?” PISCES (February 19–March 20)

Do you know why flamingos have their distinctive orange-pink color? It’s because of the carotene in the shrimp and other food they consume. If they change their diet, their feathers turn dull grey. That’s a dramatic example of the adage, “You are what you eat.” Let’s use it as a prompt to contemplate all the stuff you take into the holy temple of your body, Pisces. Not just the sandwiches and chocolate bars and alcohol, but also the images, sounds, ideas, emotions and energy you get from other people. Is the cumulative effect of all those things giving you the shape and color and texture you want to have? If not, this would be a good time to adjust your intake.

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