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A rude awakening, then, when I awoke recently to workers maiming every last tree by the side of the road in my sweet little ’hood. We’re talking great big limbs here, and many off each tree, including our wondrous and ever-declining native oaks. I know the men were working their Carharts off, which I fully respect, and I did notice an effort to make decent cuts in many cases, but leaving stubs (which cause dieback, which causes dry rot and eventual death of tree) is inevitable when given only a chainsaw to do tree work on dozens (hundreds, probably) of trees in a relatively brief time span. Which begs the question: “Uh, what was the goal of this aggressive hacking down of limbs?” I had never experienced them being in the way on any of my many walks or drives through the neighborhood. They did not appear to be sick, dead or dangerous to anyone. After a few calls and transfers to get to the Sonoma County Department of Public Works, the receptionist told me the appropriate party was “in the field” and would return my call by the following Monday at the latest, which, I’m afraid, he did not. Whatever happened to tree-lined lanes? You know, the kind you see in impressionist paintings, where tall boughs are allowed to arch over and meet like old friends or tender lovers? These streets are country lanes in a lazy, quiet ag zone, not the interstate where clearance for 16 wheelers is a necessity. Being a former bird biologist, I cringed at the thought of how many songbird nests must have been felled, right in the throng of the breeding season, not to mention squirrels and other small creatures. If this really had to be done (a premise I question, clearly) then early September would have been a less intrusive and more ecologically sound time to do it. Sonoma County, WTF? Hillary Ann Smith is a landscape gardener, school farmer, herbalist, birder and music lover living in Penngrove. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the Bohemian. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

Revolution. After which he twice served as president of the United States. Suffice to say middle-aged people can be productive in a variety of capacities, including county government.

The Carrillo Quandary, Continued

I too am a graduate of Sonoma State University like Supervisor Efren Carrillo, but I graduated in 1971, before Efren was born. In those years one of the things I have learned is that past behavior, unfortunately, is the best predictor of future performance. So I do not share Gabe Meline’s optimism concerning Carrillo’s “future” position on Preservation Ranch (“The Carrillo Quandary,” May 30). I think someone who would protect the redwoods like we protect the poppies would better serve the “Redwood Empire”! Efren’s vote on the Dutra Asphalt plant and the fact that his former campaign manager now works for Preservation Ranch bodes ill for the future. I would recommend voting for Ernie Carpenter rather than having to wait four more years to try and hold Carrillo accountable for what I fear is inevitably a betrayal of our environmental heritage in a vote for development interests over the environment.

ROGER CARRILLO Sonoma

Understanding Posterity I read “The Carrillo Quandary.” It reads “Vote for Efren Carrillo,” even though some of his important Sonoma County environmental votes are problematic. It characterizes Ernie Carpenter as out of office too long, and “the job he’s reapplying for has changed significantly over the past 16 years.” Note: George Washington climbed back into the saddle (a middle-aged man) 20 years after his success in the French and Indian War to lead the American

I don’t know any of the candidates running for supervisor, nor will I give any of them campaign money. I have met Supervisor Carrillo a couple times in the capacity of my professional job as a government wildlife biologist. I find Mr. Carrillo articulate and a good listener to my ideas. I also respect his intellect. That’s why I hope this election goes down to a two-way race, so my supervisor can have many opportunities to better articulate his environmental record to the voters. Dutra: The sitting board of supervisors voted to build an asphalt plant on the banks of a river in a flood plain, and to do so they amended a previous county document that had designated this area as environmentally significant. The lower Petaluma River is now on the block for possible further documentamending for development if a sitting board of supervisors wants to. Methinks a lot now about the Russian River after this vote. Preservation Ranch: To the best of my knowledge, the sitting board of supervisors has not come out for or against the proposed project, which is a conversion of 1,800 acres of redwood forests into vineyards, the largest proposed redwood-to-grapes conversion in California. They say they are waiting for the environmental documents to be completed. Read the first sentence again in this paragraph. How can any sitting supervisor not have a definite position on such an extraordinary proposal at this time? Historian Henry Steele Commager said that the problem with most political leaders is they have little if any understanding of posterity, and by that I mean our future. The above two examples are “bellwethers” as to how Sonoma County will conduct its open space stewardship.

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Tensions mount over Napa Pipe development BY RACHEL DOVEY

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n industrial lot on the Napa River is the epicenter of a stormy debate about the wine county’s future. With its hanger-sized warehouses and waterside cranes, the 154-acre Napa Pipe site hardly looks like the ground floor of a high-density, mixed-use development. But Napa-based

developer Rogal + Walsh + Mol is proposing just such a makeover, with a plan that includes condos, shops and entertainment venues, as well as water taxis, employment shuttles and trails. The development’s website, A Home for Napans, offers to cut greenhouse gasses by providing homes for Napa County workers who can’t currently afford to live in the grape valley, with a reminder that under California housing laws, Napa has an

obligation to supply those needed residences. As the Napa County Board of Supervisors prepares to consider the project on June 11, Napa’s city manager Mike Parness has voiced strong opposition to the proposed development, which falls just outside the town’s borders. “I don’t think it’s smart growth,” he says, pointing out that although the project plans for 40,000 feet of retail space and 50,000 feet

of office space, which would theoretically keep residents onsite, he believes the traffic and financial impact of placing a high-density development beyond the town’s rural-urban limit is counterintuitive. Though the development would fall on county property, it’s directly bordered on three sides by city land. Developer Keith Rogal points out that for the roughly 29,000 workers currently driving into the county, it could actually mean far less commuter pollution on Napa’s highways. According to a memorandum prepared by county planner Hillary Gitelman, utilizing the property under its current industrial zoning—and bringing in workers from 9 to 5— would create more congestion on Highway 29 than using the space for residential purposes. Meanwhile, the number of homes Napa will need to provide its workforce in the coming years has been sliding around like beads on an abacus, and the changing figures have some Napa officials questioning the necessity of a large development. Each Bay Area municipality is supposed to look ahead and zone for projected population growth via a process called the Housing Element Update, which is theoretically regulated by the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The figure, known as the RHNA number, is given cyclically to local governments by an organization called the Association of Bay Area Governments, or ABAG. Unincorporated Napa County was supposed to zone for over 600 units of housing in its last Housing Element Update cycle, and was originally supposed to zone for over 700 units in the coming cycle, but the number recently plummeted to 74, then rose to around 180. And despite the out-of-county commute numbers, the amount of housing in all of Napa County—not just the unincorporated part—that will need to be built in the future has dropped from the last cycle as well. Napa County supervisor Mark Luce is the president of ABAG,


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Dreaming Green Last July, the Bohemian covered the Southeast Greenway Campaign, a grassroots effort to establish a two-mile greenway on an abandoned stretch of land between Farmers Lane and Spring Lake in Santa Rosa. As the campaign continues, the public is invited to learn more about decommissioning the proposed freeway and acquiring the land for public use. For “Urban Greenways: Connecting Neighborhoods, Transforming Communities,” guest speakers from the San Francisco Parks Alliance give a presentation on efforts to transform San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront with parks, trails and open space into a Blue Greenway. The night includes a progress update from the Southeast Greenway Campaign on Thursday, June 7, at the Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7–9pm. 707.538.7446 —Leilani Clark

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kilowatts you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use if you stop operating all the electronic devices you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live without? Locally, we ďŹ nd a preponderance of green programs, and these are ďŹ ne things. But green certiďŹ cation, if not hard-earned, is often expensively purchased or fraudulently touted. It can be painted on like a mask. However, resilienceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which is peoplepowered and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come with a merit badgeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;cannot be co-opted by commerce. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the goal toward which the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most inspired leaders, starting here in the North Bay, are moving. Instead of greenwashing the same old thing, transition is the effort that will buffer the impact of an inevitable crash: the post-oil existence. Fortunately, Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties are ahead of the trendâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in part because we grow food, have organizational talents pooled in hundreds of projects to connect people and create locally controlled power (Marin, and soon Sonoma) and food (Sonoma, Marin and Napa, in that order). Sebastopol put California on the world map of transition towns and hosts the Transition USA website, facilitating â&#x20AC;&#x153;a vibrant, grassroots movement . . . to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis . . . [and engage] people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulďŹ lling, equitable and socially connected.â&#x20AC;? Transition West Marin is among those communities as well, and has been since Hopkins ďŹ rst launched the transition movement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel grateful to have lived through the age of cheap oil,â&#x20AC;? said Hopkins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been astonishingly lucky. But let us honor what it has bought us and move forward. . . . Because if we cling to it and continue to assume it can underpin our choices, then the future it presents to us is one that is really unmanageable.â&#x20AC;? That is, unsustainable.


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by a few times and noted that the place had no ocean view. A good sign. And then I went in to eat. I’ll come right out and say it: I don’t think Terrapin Creek deserves the Michelin star. Unless the Michelin inspectors grade on a curve and take into account the slim pickings in Bodega Bay, the award seems overly generous. Plop Terrapin Creek down in San Francisco or Napa, and I don’t think it would garner the same

attention. I’ve eaten at my share of one-star restaurants, and Terrapin Creek isn’t on that exalted level. But at the same time, so what? Terrapin Creek is a comfortable, reasonably priced, welcoming place that makes great use of local ingredients. That’s more important than a five-pointer from a French tire company. Opened in 2008 by chef-owners Liya Lin and Andrew Truong, the restaurant’s humble, outof-the-way setting occupies the end unit of a boxy complex of

small shops just off Highway 1. Step inside, and the place exudes charming personal touches like fresh flowers, a homey, open kitchen, saffron- and mustardcolored walls, pendant lamps and appealing landscape paintings. The setting sun suffuses the cafe with warm light. The menu is seasonally driven and small, but with enough variety to keep things interesting. As is so often the case, the starters are where all the action is. The Monterey Bay sardines ($12) are a standout. The three filets are lightly fried and then draped across a tidy mound of shredded cabbage, sliced avocados and radishes that have been delicately dressed in a curry and lime juice vinaigrette. Topped with a dusting of toasted bread crumbs, it’s very nice. If it’s still on the menu, the California halibut crudo ($13) is an essential order. Crudo is Italy’s take on sashimi. Translucent, pearly slices of exceedingly fresh halibut are drizzled with pale green extra virgin olive oil, a bit of lemon juice, red chile flakes and a scattering of chopped mint and buttery chopped fava beans. It’s outstanding. I was less impressed with the puréed English pea soup ($8). The peas in the soup are plenty fresh, but the soup needs salt, a hit of lemon juice or something to really set it off. The crumbled feta and lemon oil couldn’t quite do it. The roasted beet and goat cheese salad ($10) isn’t going to win points for originality, but the tangy goat cheese, toasted almonds and just-picked green in a mustardy vinaigrette won me over. From the list of entrées, my favorites are tied between the local king salmon ($27) and roasted game hen ($28). This year’s salmon season is a record breaker, and the salmon are back in abundance. One fisherman I talked to said that feed for the fish was so plentiful, the salmon were just swimming in place and gorging themselves, allowing them to put on lots of extra fat—and fat is what makes


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Chloeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s French Cafe French. $. Hearty French fare, decadent desserts and excellent selection of French and California wines. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Fri. 3883 Airway Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3095.

Kirin Chinese. $$. Specializing in Mandarin, Szechuan and Peking styles. Kirinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pot stickers are the best in Sonoma County. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.525.1957.

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Osake Sushi Bar & Grill Japanese. $$$. Gourmet sushi, exotic seasoned seaweed salad, robata grill specialties and premium sakes. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Fri; dinner only Sat. 2446 Patio Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.542.8282.

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Clean, fresh, exciting traditional Indian food. Chicken tikka masala is indescribably good. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 52 Mission Circle, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.538.3367.

Papaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taverna Greek. $$. Satisfying food in riverside setting. Sun afternoons, Greek dancing. Lunch and dinner daily. 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.769.8545. Peter Lowellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s California. $-$$. Casual, organic cuisine with a healthy twist. Italian-inspired cafe, deli, wine bar. All food offered as takeout. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 7385 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.1077.

Ravenous Bistro. $$. Eclectic menu. Try the smoked

salmon and caviar appetizer, the house-made soups, and the vegetarian specials. Outdoor seating is like a comfy backyard. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun. 420 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1302.

Real DĂśner Turkish. $-$$. Casual, cafe-style ordering from a friendly staff. Get the coffee and buibal yuvasi dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. 307 F St, Petaluma. 707.765.9555. Volpiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant Italian. $$-$$$. Festive atmosphere teams with great traditional Italian dishes at one of countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest eateries. Accordion in the speakeasy if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky. Dinner daily. 124 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.2371.

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

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

Buckeye Roadhouse American. $$-$$$. A Marin County institution. Delightful food, friendly and seamless service, and a convivial atmosphere. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.331.2600.

Citrus & Spice Thai/ Californian. $$. Thai meets California, with fresh fruit accents, light herbs and spices, and a great mango-duck summer roll. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 1444 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.455.0444.

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

Finneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marin Pub fare. $$. Irish bar with the traditional stuff. Lunch and dinner daily. 877 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.225.7495.

Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove Seafood/ contemporary American. $$$$. Fresh from the bay oysters, upscale seafood, some steaks and a great burger. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 23240 State Route 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033. Piatti Italian. $$-$$$.Rustic, seasonal, Italian food. Kidfriendly. Lunch and dinner daily. 625 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.380.2525. Portelli Rossi Italian. $$. Tasty and affordable fare in a cozy setting. Lunch, Tues-Sat; dinner, Tues-Sun. 868 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.892.6100.

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

Salitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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Angèle Restaurant & Bar French. $$$. Thoroughly French, but not aggressively so. Lunch and dinner daily. 540 Main St, Napa. 707.252.8115.

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

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.

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

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

Summer’s almost here and the time is right for kicking back on a lounge chair, dousing yourself in coconut suntan lotion and relaxing by the nearest body of water. But wait . . . there’s something missing! A tasty, chilled cocktail in a long-stemmed glass, perhaps? Enter DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks by Marcia Simmons and Jonas Halpren. Both the book and the blog of the same name are loaded with lively, creative recipes for making your own drinks. Recent recipes on the blog (www.diy-cocktails.com) include delights like a strawberry-basil mojito, blueberry Champagne popsicles, blueberry sparkler and Planter’s Punch with homemade grenadine. We asked Simmons, a Petaluma-based writer and editor, for the hot summer drink of 2012, and she sent along this tasty watermelon-cucumber refresher. “I chose this drink because it’s refreshing and seasonal but also works with a different spirits (though vodka and tequila are the best), and the juice is a good nonalcoholic/kid’s drink,” she says. Watermelon-Cucumber Refresher 1 1/2 ounces vodka or tequila blanco 1/2 ounce triple sec 1/2 ounce watermelon-cucumber-mint juice (recipe below) 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of watermelon or cucumber, or a sprig of mint. Watermelon-Cucumber-Mint Juice 2 cups diced, seeded watermelon 1 cup peeled, seeded cucumber 10–12 mint leaves Liquefy all ingredients together in a blender, then strain through a fine-mesh strainer and discard pulp. Yields one cup. —Leilani Clark

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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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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 COUNTY Boisset Taste of Terroir Compare local Pinot with Burgundy from Burgundy in French wine magnate’s snazzy tasting salon. 320 Center St., Healdsburg. Daily 10:30am–5:30pm; till 9pm Thursday–Saturday. Fees vary, $12–$100. 707.473.9707.

Cotati Corner Fine Wines What a funky college town like Cotati needs in a wine shop is friendly, unpretentious, with a small but unique selection of under $20 wines. And that they have. Thursday tastings. 1818 La Plaza, Ste. 106, Cotati. Open Tuesday–Saturda; tastings, Thursday–Friday, 5–8pm. 707.793.9357.

John Tyler Wines For decades, the Bacigalupis have been selling prized grapes to the likes of Chateau Montelena and Williams Selyem. Now, the third-generation wine growers offer the pick of the vineyard in their own tasting room, brandnew in 2011. Graceful Pinot and sublime Zin. 4353 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Open dail,y 10:30am–5pm. Tastings $10. 707.473.0115.

Ram’s Gate Winery Fireplaces blaze away, ceilings soar—if the vibe is more executive retreat than tasting room, consider that a positive. Pairings from oysters to albondigas; crispy cured pork belly to seared gulf shrimp; goat cheese tart to nicoise salad. Great views, too. 28700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Open for tasting, Thursday– Monday, 10am–6pm; kitchen open 11am–5pm. 707.721.8700.

Spann Vineyards Ninety percent of Spann wines are distributed out of state, leaving a little aside for this off-thePlaza tasting room. Malbec, Mourvedre and Mayacamas Cab; the take-home bargain is a $20 blend. Photography gallery adds visual interest. 111 E. Napa St., Sonoma. Open

daily, noon–6pm. Tasting fee. 707.933.8343.

Westwood Winery Wonky wine scientist crafts soil-driven wines of beguiling complexity from the promising Annadel Estate vineyard, on the western frontier of Sonoma Valley. Tucked away in historic downtown Sonoma, the handsomely furnished tasting salon is a casual setting for a serious sit-down tasting of food-friendly Pinot Noir and some of the most savory Rhône west of the Rhône. 11 E. Napa St., #3, Sonoma. Hours by appointment; tasting fee $10. 707.935.3246.

NAPA COUNTY Constant (WC) Boutique winery specializing in the kind of Cabernet that makes the Wine Spectator drool. 2121 Diamond Mountain Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.942.0707.

Far Niente (WC) Far Niente was founded in 1885 by John Benson, a ’49er of the California Gold Rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter Winslow Homer. The estate boasts beautiful gardens as well as the first modern-built wine caves in North America. 1350 Acacia Drive, Napa. By appointment. 707.944.2861. 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.

Peju Province Vineyards Talented staff, terrific food pairings and fantastic Cab. 8466 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Open daily, 10am–6pm. 707.963.3600.

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.

Truchard Vineyards (WC) No matter how attentive you are to the directions, no matter how much you study the quaint, hand-drawn map found online, no matter how vigilantly you watch the street addresses numerically climb along Old Sonoma Road, you will inevitably miss Truchard Vineyards. What follows is a three-point turn on a blind, two-lane road, with a single thought in your head: “This wine had better be worth the insurance deductible.” But with Cabernet this good, it is. 3234 Old Sonoma Road, Napa. By appointment. 707.253.7153.

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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.

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Bohème Wines

An outsider no more in bohemian Occidental BY JAMES KNIGHT

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inutes after Kurt Beitler unlocks the door to his shop on a Saturday morning, a neighboring shopkeeper stops by to catch up. Later, on our way to Taylor Ridge Vineyard, Beitler stops his pickup to chat with a couple of neighbors strolling down the road.

It wasn’t always like this. For the first few years that he managed this vineyard, Beitler was a bit of an outsider. He hailed from Oregon, and he represented a Napa Valley winery—the former being less of a liability than the latter in this bohemian enclave in the redwoods. But Beitler is no newcomer to wine. His grandfather founded Caymus Vineyards in 1972, where Beitler did odd jobs around the winery, like throwing capsules on the bottling line. After graduating from Santa Clara University, where he raced on the cycling team, he sat down with his uncle to chart a course back to wine. “If I were you,” said his uncle, who grows grapes from the North Coast to Mexico, “I’d look at this vineyard in Occidental.” So, starting in 2000, he ran equipment, learned Spanish and organized crews for Belle Glos (the Pinot Noir arm of Cab-centric Caymus, and named after his grandmother). In 2004, he leased the coastal Que Syrah vineyard to release his own Syrah, now under his Bodega Rancho label. The tasting room, with creaking wood floors and spots to lounge about, shares space with the Sonoma Fine Wine shop. It might be a nice redoubt on Friday evenings during the Occidental farmers market through the summer, Beitler suggests. The 2008 Taylor Ridge Chardonnay ($36) exemplifies the house style. With a shy aroma of cinnamon and apple pie, it’s soft and mellow, aged in one-third stainless and two-thirds neutral barrels, without the rudely fresh apple flavor of many an “unoaked” Chard. The 2009 English Hill Chardonnay ($36), with a wisp of malolactic and sweet barley aromas, lingers richly without the crutch of residual sugar. Forest floor, beeswax and cranberry-cherry fruit highlight the 2008 Taylor Ridge Pinot Noir ($49), while the 2008 Stuller Vineyard Pinot Noir ($45), from a vineyard nestled in a bowl of trees, peeks in and out of vanilla, potpourri and savory marjoram aromas, but the plum fruit flavor is zaftig and fresh. After a decade of work among the vines and the people here, Beitler says, his “La Vie Bohème” theme is more relevant than ever. “It’s on the edge of what’s possible; you’ve got to really love it and engross yourself in it.” And now, he adds, “it feels like home.” Bohème Wines, 3625 Main St., Occidental. Open Friday, 3pm to 6pm, Saturday–Sunday, noon to 5pm, or by appointment. No fee. 707.874.3218.


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ome guys want to look like Jesus, and some girls want to look like Crystal Gayle, and that’s fine. The rest of us need to get our hair cut, and unless we’re still chopping away with Fiskars by ourselves in front of the medicinecabinet mirror, we walk through the doors of a barbershop or salon every once in a while, sit down in a relaxing chair and pay someone to take care of the moppy mess atop our noggin.

For this year’s fashion issue, we check in on these artists of hair. By a scientific process, we’ve pinpointed the number of barbershops and salons in the North Bay to be exactly 25 bazillion, and so we’ve whittled our profiles down to a manageable crosssection representative of different areas of expertise. You’ll read about the barber in training cutting friends’ hair for free in his living room on up to the $85 cut-and-style at a high-end salon in Marin—something, as they say, for everybody. A recurring theme in speaking with these masters of the scissors was that of human

connection. Barbershops and salons are where the rejuvenation happens—not just with hairstyles, but with camaraderie and conversation. For many, a hairstylist is also a therapist, a storyteller, a sex-advice columnist, a business adviser, a tour guide, a bartender, a political analyst, a confidant and much more. The community wouldn’t be the same without them. Look inside, and meet a handful of the area’s best. Gabe Meline | Photos by Sara Sanger

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The Old School

Jerry de la Cruz Maya Beauty Academy

Gene McAdon Cougar’s Den

Living in punk houses in the ’90s, Jerry de la Cruz was always the roommate with the clippers, ready to cut his friends’ hair. Instead of the barber’s chair, though, he spent the next 20 years working behind counters—coffee shops, sandwich delis, record stores and lunch joints, always wishing he’d been able to go to barber school and live the dream of running a basic neighborhood barber shop. Every time he tried, though, his mom talked him out of it: “She wanted me to go to a real college and be some kind of a businessman or something,” he shrugs. This year, de la Cruz quit his job to start making his dream come true, but he found that the nearest barber college was all the way in Vallejo. To stay close to home, he enrolled at Maya Beauty Academy in a 12-month full cosmetology program; he’s been the only male for most of the time he’s been there, and in addition to hair cutting, styling and coloring, he’s learning makeup, manicures, pedicures, perms, lash tinting, skin care and other things he might not use in a simple barber shop. The course is costing him $16,000. “As soon as I finish and get my license,” he says, “I’m gonna need to start working immediately, ’cause I’m really worried about running out of money.” An important skill required of a barber is the ability to talk to virtually everyone, and de la Cruz’s years of slinging coffee have more than given him that talent. Passion for the job should be no problem, either, planted in him by an old shop on Santa Rosa Avenue he used to frequent as a kid, and a genuine interest in hair. But mostly, de la Cruz is just looking for the simple things. The vibrator on the shoulders, the straight razor on the neck, the game on TV, what’s in the paper. “Just being friendly and talking to people, that’s all that someone who’s cutting your hair does, really. You just chat,” he says. “That’s kind of, like, how I want to grow old.” Haircut: currently free, to friends and family, in his living room —Gabe Meline Maya Beauty Academy, 1030 Center Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.526.4962.

When Gene McAdon started cutting hair 51 year ago in Los Angeles, a haircut cost about $1.75. Now it’s $20, and long hair is extra. But McAdon’s style never changed, even when he bought the Cougar’s Den in 1974. McAdon might just be the oldest barber in the North Bay. McAdon started cutting hair in 1961 at Hollywood Barber College, right out of high school. “I graduated on Thursday,” he says, “and started barber college on Monday.” McAdon specializes in the “regular haircut,” as he puts it. He calls his style the “isometric method,” a phrase he’s coined to mean “even all the way around.” He cuts mostly men’s hair, though women come in on occasion. “I cut one gal’s hair who got her hair cut like a man,” says McAdon. “I haven’t seen her in a while, though.” Working in Southern California, he did give haircuts to celebrities like Roger Miller and Slim Pickens, but the better story is when he gave a hundred cuts in a single day. Working once a week on an Air Force base, he cut the hair of an entire platoon for an upcoming inspection. Regular cuts, too—not just a shave. “That was a 12-hour day,” McAdon says. “And I had the flu that day.” While a barber’s chair may be the best place for gossip, this shop is mostly quiet, save for the buzz of clippers, the low drone of talk radio and occasional remarks about McAdon’s recent 18-day trip to Israel, his first time out of the country in his 71 years. McAdon is friendly and an interesting conversationalist once he gets going, but while reticent, he uses his words effectively. When asked what it is about Ronald Reagan he admires—there are several glossy 8-by-10s on the wall—he shrugs. “Politics, I guess.” Haircut: $20 Long hair (“Must be clean”): $30 Seniors: $18 —Nicolas Grizzle Cougar’s Den, 528 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.1183.


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Stephanie Zaharin Xclusive Kidz Kutz If there’s one thing that defines Stephanie Zaharin’s Xclusive Kidz Kutz in downtown Santa Rosa, it’s the frog. “He’s outlived horses, trucks, racecars and an elephant, I think,” Zaharin explains, running a finger along the scratches and grooves in her seat-shaped amphibian’s aqua paint. She bought her plastic mascot—a rideable frog, like the kind you’d find on a grocery-store merry-go-round in the ’80s, attached to a salon stool—at a West Coast Beauty Supply consignment sale 20 years ago. He’s never been named, but he’s been with her ever since. Xclusive has deep Sonoma County roots, but the D Street children’s parlor went under the name Just Kidz Kutz until 2009. Zaharin owned the business, but, busy with adult clients in the adjacent Xclusive Salon, she says she let the atmosphere stray from her original vision. “It became like a Supercuts,” she says, explaining that between crying children, stressed parents and a walk-in environment, keeping hairdressers long-term at the kids-only venue became a challenge. After 18 years, she shuttered the studio and reopened it in 2011 with fewer hairdressers, a commission and an emphasis on appointments, so the stylists can pay closer attention to their eightmonth- to 14-year-old clients. Now, Xclusive’s current incarnation is what Zaharin wanted when, pregnant with her son, she opened Just Kidz in 1992. Lately, she says, the studio’s been cutting a second generation of children’s hair, as kids whose hair was cut at the first salon bring their offspring to the second. Xclusive also provides stations with screens so the kids can watch movies or play games, and sugary treats for post-grooming. And of course, there’s always the frog. Basic cut and style: $20 Buzz cut: $10 —Rachel Dovey Bang trim: $5 Xclusive Kidz Kutz, 312 D St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.2766.

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Melissa Williams Daredevils Barbershop Opened just 10 months ago, Daredevils Barbershop in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square has the usual accessories of vintage barber chairs, hanging clippers and a classic-looking cash register. But there’s decidedly updated, ungrizzled touches as well. Instead of photos of bygone NFL stars, the walls host portraits of current pro cyclists. Instead of a shared whiskey flask from the cabinet, visitors are offered complimentary beer. Instead of baseball, it’s usually softball on the flatscreen TVs, and instead of old men, young women, mostly, cut the hair. “We have one guy! We have our token man!” jokes Melissa Williams, 30, who affirms that, yes, curmudgeonly men looking for a good ol’ boys place have walked in and walked right out upon seeing a row of women at the semi-salon-like barbershop. Williams, working a thoroughly modern style on a client’s hair one recent Saturday, says the unisex salons of the ’80s redefined the standard mass-produced men’s cut. In some circles, barbers became thought of as hacks. “You know, we’ve got a reputation of doing the old military cuts, and you’d be surprised at how much the barber industry has transformed,” she says. “I mean, we had to step it up.” Barbering was a family trade for Melissa Williams. Her mother, her grandfather and three of her aunts are all barbers, and she got her start in the family shop in Cotati. When Travis Kennedy, owner of the adjoining Daredevils & Queens Salon, decided to expand and open a men’s barbershop, Williams was a natural fit. In addition to the shop’s embrace of the gay community, what does Williams like most about the job? Her answer mirrors even the oldest veteran of the barber pole. “I like getting to know people,” she says. “I’ve always been social, I’ve always been a talker. You’ve got to have the gift of gab.” Haircut: $25 Straight shave: $45 —Gabe Meline Daredevils Barbershop, 122 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.5123.

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Leilani Slack Bloom Creative Hair Design When Leilani Slack took over a friend’s salon on Napa’s Main Street eight years ago, the perfect name came to her: Bloom. With its evocation of metamorphosis and transformation—two things that a good salon should do very well—bloom captured perfectly the positive, artistic spirit of Slack’s popular salon and art gallery. “I love working with people and seeing the transformation,” explains Slack. “When they come in, they might not be in the best mood or might not be feeling the best about themselves, but doing something so simple as trimming their bangs or shampooing their hair can bring them so much.” Considering Slack’s knack with scissors, it might come as a surprise to discover that the Napa native originally wanted to be an architect. But during a break from school, cosmetology school beckoned, and it was there that Slack discovered a passion for hair. “I loved it so much, there’s no way that I would choose to be in another field,” she says. Twelve stylists—trained in current styles and cuts, in addition to color and keratin treatments—now work at the salon. The vibe is more artsy than chic; in fact, the rose-colored walls of the salon serve as a gallery to showcase the work of young local artists. “It’s not a typical upper-class salon where it’s sterile,” says Slack about the vintage feel of the space. “I feel like we’re more down-toearth. People feel really comfortable here, but it is up with the times, it’s not old-fashioned. It’s not a beauty parlor.” Slack’s community involvement extends beyond the salon walls. This weekend, she’s looking forward to her 12th annual volunteer gig at a grad night for Napa seniors, setting up a booth where kids can get wacky hairstyles to show off to their friends. “We do fun, crazy hair styles,” says Slack. “We make the guys hair spiky or Mohawked—stuff that you would never be able to do in any other situation. It’s a fun night.” Haircuts: $30–$65 Color services: starting at $65 —Leilani Clark Bloom Creative Hair Design and Art Gallery, 1146 Main St., Napa. 707.251.8468 ) 24

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The Multiculturalist

The Fifth Avenue Style

Drea Kobus Essence Hair Studio

David Barnett Brush Salon

One might think all salons are cut from the same cloth, but take Essence Hair Studio in Rohnert Park, a salon specializing in multicultural hairstyles, such as the basic flat press and iron, sister locks, cornrows and weaves. Here, those with hair density and texture that might be considered “difficult” by other stylists find all their needs addressed, from style to cut to color. Drea Kobus, a stylist here since April, attended cosmetology school at Lytle’s Redwood Empire Beauty College. A few months back, Michelle Kitchen, who co-owns the salon with Angela Franklin, recruited Kobus to work at Essence; with so few multicultural salons in the area, they had a large clientele and needed more stylists to keep up with demand. The clients come from diverse backgrounds and races, including African-American, Latino, Puerto Rican, Samoan, Fijian and Eritrean. “With multicultural hair, it’s almost a necessity to go to the salon to get it done,” says Kobus. “To make hair manageable, you’re basically going to be there every two to three weeks, depending.” At Essence, the stylists know exactly how to style thick, dense and textured hair; stylist Lucy Rangel speaks fluent Spanish; and they carry a range of products, including Mixed Chicks, which bears the tagline “Tired of defining your race instead of your curls?” “What makes Sonoma County unique is that a lot of us actually, including myself, come from very diverse backgrounds,” says Kobus, whose father is white and mother is black. “You go around and nobody knows how to do your hair. I felt like we were kind of cast aside, walking around with big, fluffy, curly hair and not knowing what to do with it. “There’s a huge need for stylists in this area to do this type of hair,” adds Kobus. “This population is underserved.” Basic flat press and iron: $55 —Leilani Clark Essence Hair Studio, 1 Padre Parkway, Ste. F, Rohnert Park. 707.670.3732.

David Barnett of Healdsburg’s Brush Salon is a fourth-generation hairdresser. His U.K.-based father, great-aunt and great-great-aunt were all employed in the styling sector, and his lineage helped nudge him toward what he considers a service-oriented trade. “My dad always talked so highly about the industry,” he says. “You can meet so many amazing people and have the opportunity to get into circles you otherwise wouldn’t if you weren’t offering such a personal service. It opened so many so doors for me.” Those doors include New York Fashion Week, the MTV Music Awards and the 2010 Grammy awards, all of which featured Barnett’s work. But following a post as the educational director at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, he and his wife Nicole Barnett, a former National Artist for Redken 5th Avenue, decided they’d had enough of city living. After repeated weekend trips to Healdsburg, they chose the town as their new home. “It was really sophisticated without a boutique or high-end salon; it wasn’t New York—it really just ticked all the boxes for us,” Barnett recalls. “We felt confident that we could build a local clientele.” The couple’s strategy was to take the rigorous customer-service standards of the area’s other hospitality venues—restaurants, hotels, wineries—and apply them to hair. Along with top-notch cuts, colors and ’dos, the salon offers a host of other amenities that Barnett calls “magic ingredients,” like espresso and complimentary scalp massages. So far, it seems to have worked; Barnett estimates that roughly 85 percent of Brush’s clientele are locals. Since moving to Sonoma County, the couple’s other goal of starting a family has been accomplished as well. Along with a 20month old son, they welcomed a newborn daughter into the world just last week—a potential fifth-generation hairdresser. Haircuts: $50–$75 Color: $65–$130 —Rachel Dovey Brush Salon, 105-C Plaza St., Healdsburg. 707.431.1400.


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Kerri Valentine Elle Lui

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Like any good punk rocker, Kerri Valentine started dying her hair vivid and wild colors at the age of 15, even though her parents hated it. Subsequently, at the age of 23, she decided to get serious about hair, beginning as an assistant to a master colorist before attending beauty school in Napa. More than 10 years later, Valentine is a certified hair colorist at Elle Lui salon in Santa Rosa with a long roster of dedicated clients, who are her favorite part of the job. “I get to interact with clients on a one-to-one basis and meet really neat people,” Valentine says. Valentine takes her job seriously, and it shows. She passed the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists master exam on the first try (a significant percentage fail), and she teaches coloring classes to up-and-coming hair stylists. Yet she’s still excited about working with clients everyday. “It’s like, really, I get paid to do this?” Valentine says with a laugh, taking a break between appointments on a Friday afternoon at the bustling Railroad Square salon. With her tattooed arms and sleek, black bob, Valentine looks like she could be in a band. Music, not to mention musicians’ style, is a big inspiration when it comes to creative hair color. “I feel inspired by DIY stuff,” says Valentine. “Sometimes, when you don’t have boundaries, you can do whatever you want and that gets me thinking, ‘Wow, I never thought of that!’” With coloring, finding the right tones for each individual person while figuring out exactly what will make the client happy is key. Valentine’s face lights up when she describes working with people, learning their life stories and seeing them walk out of the salon happy. “Communication is a really big part of it,” she adds. In the end, Valentine’s approach is all about joyful creativity mixed with expert knowledge. “As much as you can imagine,” she says, “you can do.” Haircuts: starting at $50 Coloring: starting at $60 —Rachel Dovey Elle Lui, 205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1474.

On the outside, diPietro Todd might seem intimidating with its upscale design and stylists, but in reality the clientele runs the gamut from schoolteacher to world-renowned artists, says Yureesh Hooker, stylist at the Mill Valley salon for the past eight years. “There’s not a type of client that I don’t get here,” explains the New York transplant. “It’s definitely not about a snooty attitude.” Hooker is a perfect example of diPietro’s embrace of the creative mindset. He spent part of the early ’90s drumming in the Casualities, a hardcore East Coast punk band whose fruit-colored Mohawks could be pegged as his inspiration to eventually style hair, but Hooker maintins it was his training as a graphic artist and illustrator that eventually led to his vocation. After moving to California, Hooker began work as an assistant at diPietro Todd in San Francisco, followed by study in the salon’s world-class development workshop, essentially a graduate program for hairdressing. Soon, the freshly trained stylist was placed in Mill Valley, where he has built up a strong clientele. Hooker eventually became an instructor at the diPietro Todd academy for continuing education, a role that he relishes since it keeps him in a fresh approach. “I love it, I’m constantly inspired,” says Hooker. When asked what he enjoys most about the work, he talks about the lost ability to make connections in society. “In a world where everybody’s emailing and texting, I think the value of sitting down with another human being for an hour straight, person-to-person, is becoming more rare and more special,” explains Hooker. “To me, that’s become even more essential for us as human beings as time progresses. The job I have is particularly unique in that regard. I’m a part of that move toward connection, and not a part of people growing apart.” Cut and style: starting at $85 Coloring: starting at $90 —Rachel Dovey diPietro Todd, 250 Camino Alto, Second Floor, Mill Valley. 415.388.0250.

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Around these parts, permaculture normally means mandala gardens, bare feet, western Sonoma County and tree kale. But it’s more than an alternative farming method; as a portmanteau of “permanent culture,” it’s a way of observing social and agricultural systems holistically, and of studying the relationships between the parts of a whole. The AfriCali eXperience shines light on the oft-neglected social side of permaculture, with music by South African–bred artist Eyezon and the People Like Us Band, Inner Riddim, King Hopeton and more. Art and sustainable social systems come together on Thursday, June 7, at Aubergine. 755 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 8pm. 707.861.9190.

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Burning Up Yeah, so Harmony’s cancelled this year. While Harmony Festival organizers figure out what to do next year, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds won’t sit idly by this weekend. Behold Burning Spear, returning to Sonoma County after many years to satisfy those summer reggae cravings at the Higher Vision Festival. Experience this rastafari icon playing with Tinariwen (profiled in last week’s Bohemian) on Saturday, June 9, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 11am–10pm. $32–$47. 707.322.3595.

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Midnight Blue Kenny Burrell, consummate jazz guitarist and director of jazz studies at UCLA, is referred to by those types who hang out at record stores as “true jazz royalty.” Burrell’s been picking guitar as sideman to other big jazz names since the ’50s, and led recording session dates for more albums than you can read out loud in a minute. A Blue Note veteran and one of the last living links to John Coltrane, Burrell plays both solo and with his trio as part of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 9, at the Raven Theater. 115 North St., Healdsburg. 8pm. $45. 707.838.3006.

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Complete Unknown Liquid chicken, bayby! You have problems with your dentalware? Does your gums bleed and getcha infected? Well, the answer to all your prawblems is in this lil’ bottle. You can eat liquid chicken with a straw. It got all the vitamins and minerals of solid chicken, but it don’t promote tooth decay . . . Enter Unknown Hinson, everything you thought was weird about country-music culture in concentrated form. Muttonchop sideburns of questionable authenticity, oft-indecipherable redneck dialogue, twangy geetar and all the rest take the stage on Wednesday, June 13, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. $18. 8:30pm. 707.829.7300.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH Since 2008, Amber Lucas has gotten dressed, taken photos of herself and posted them online.

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ime was that stylish men and women turned to the styled celebrities of magazines to gather fashion expertise and trend predictions. Times have changed, of course, and nowadays just about everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s onlineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not just world news but also the ever evolving world of fashion. Fashion bloggers have taken

on the role of critics, stylists and trendsetters, and in many ways have replaced the revered fashion creators of yesterday. While some of the most well-known of themâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Sartorialist, the Blond Salad, Fashion Toastâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;come to us from outside the North Bay, we have some must-reads in our community that are powered not by CondĂŠ Nast but by Tumblr. In the preâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Web 2.0 days of 2002, fashion blogs were maintained by the stylish few

already in the industry. Now more people are contributing their opinions, expert or not. Such blogs showcase photos, narrative and commentary about the world of fashion and, in a classic DIY spin, the lives of their creators. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s especially inspiring is that many local fashion bloggers take inspiration from the runway but create or manipulate their own version at a much more accessible level. If you loved Versaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring collection, say,

you may be able to create a piece or two from it without having to budget for it. Amber Lucas, author and creator of the Blogspot-powered â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mouthwash,â&#x20AC;? has been posting about her personal style for the last four years. The uniquely named blog is a reference to â&#x20AC;&#x153;spitting outâ&#x20AC;? oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own interpretation of fashion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see fashion as a form of self expression,â&#x20AC;? says Lucas, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a way to separate yourself from the crowd.â&#x20AC;? Lucas separates herself not only by dressing and styling with an artful eye, but also by writing with her readers in mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have heard some fashion bloggers say that they shop â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;almost everydayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for new clothes for their blog. What everyday girl can afford to do this? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply not relatable. I inspire my readers to work with what they already have. When my readers can recognize items of mine and see them styled in several different ways, it inspires them, which is my number one reason for blogging.â&#x20AC;? In addition to reusing and refreshing the same items, Lucas also takes on the everygal position by creating looks that often showcase thrift or second-hand pieces, which seems to be a theme of North Bay fashionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;mixing old with new, and ultimately â&#x20AC;&#x153;spitting outâ&#x20AC;? something entirely original. The show-and-tell format of personal style is popular, but some brave fashion enthusiasts are camping out on the street to point out good style sense in others. Olivia Browning, photographer and commentator responsible for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SNAP,â&#x20AC;? has been documenting the North Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most stylish dressers for a little over a year; her work ) 28 is dedicated to those

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;who can actually fucking dress themselves.â&#x20AC;? The fashion seen on Browningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tumblr may not be traditional, but her photographs certainly are. Browning swears by her â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s edition Olympus Pen camera, which provides her with interesting half-frame photographs that are just as much part of the fashion as the clothes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bravery blended with sensibilityâ&#x20AC;? is what Browning seeks in her next fashion muse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not looking for certain designers or trends; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in it for the hunt, honestly.â&#x20AC;? While some of the posts on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SNAPâ&#x20AC;? could be perceived as poking fun at the eclectic dressers of this area, Browning says she is â&#x20AC;&#x153;always honoring them, even if it is a little quirky or off.â&#x20AC;? Browning writes photo and commentary pairings that are funny and sweet but never lack an edge. If she should approach you on the street and ask to take your picture, enjoy the compliment. As her business card says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smile, I like your style.â&#x20AC;? Taking a photo every single day for a year may seem fairly easy, but when coupled with elaborate styling, artful photography and photo editing, you get a Flickr site like that of Leila-Anne CavĂŠ. CavĂŠ is as passionate about fashion as she is about vegan food, and with over 16,000 photos, CavĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photostream gives viewers a sneak peek into her lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and her whimsical sense of style. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love that I can look like a completely different person, just based on a clothing choice,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could be wearing a beautiful vintage dress or I could be wearing a hockey jersey, and either way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a statement.â&#x20AC;? In 2009, CavĂŠ posted a picture of herself every day for the entire year, putting herself ahead of the curve on the fashion-blog trend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project 365â&#x20AC;? has now become commonplace within the blog world. CavĂŠ incorporates costume pieces and even creates her own

pieces out of things that may not be deemed fashionable by some. While not all of her looks are accessible, she hopes that her viewers take away a sense of joy from her photos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to be super-positive and fun,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I show people that you can wear things that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily fashionable on their own, but you can make them fashionable with just a little bit of accessorizing or juxtaposition.â&#x20AC;? For those in search of even more, Ravina of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girl Memeticâ&#x20AC;? and Bonita of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Army of Rabbitsâ&#x20AC;? both show a strong sense of fashion and the ability to captivate an audience. Ravinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal-style blog is eclectic and casual; she makes bold pieces wearable and basic pieces interesting. Bonitaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girlish charm is reďŹ&#x201A;ected in her style, with her fashion, photos and narrative all posted through rose-colored glasses. Local DIY fashion blogs allow readers a peek into current trends, and often, these writers act as trend forecasters. When I met with Lucas, she was right on trend with a feminine-ďŹ&#x201A;oral dress and wedge sandals. However, her look was also a nod to what she believed would be a future trendâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;structured ladylike pieces, not unlike the peplum dress. Browning also had a foot in the current and future trend world; she wore a pair of classic midwaist gray Levis and a geometric-patterned top, which had a futuristic twist. Through the discovery of fashion blogs, you might ďŹ nd yourself inspired to start your own, which, it turns out, can create a lucrative career ďŹ lled with opportunities. CavĂŠ has gotten modeling jobs from her Flickr photostream. Lucas has gotten several jobs from her Blogspot, including becoming a sales representative for designer Kathryn McCarron and partnering with local boutiques. For Browning, her Tumblr has led her to a simple, sometimes forgotten reward: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just being able to talk to people,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love an art project that involves community.â&#x20AC;?


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OUCH Strip away the comedy, and Yasmina Rezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s script is hard-going.

Carnage Indeed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God of Carnageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grueling at MTC BY DAVID TEMPLETON

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asmina Rezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tonywinning comedy God of Carnage certainly has its fans. But then so does the sport of Australian dwarf-tossing.

As evidenced by the erratically orchestrated production running now at Marin Theatre Company, Rezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jumpy tale certainly shows potential for farcical exploration of the human condition. A recent production in San Jose focused on moments of slapstick and over-the-top performances, which matched the storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge-ofbelievability twists and hairpin turns of character development. At MTC, director Ryan Riletteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one of the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boldest and best directorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;takes a risk in paring the comedy back, presumably in order to expose the sharp edges of Rezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caustic social commentary. All it ends

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up exposing, though, is the weakness in Rezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too obvious writing (or, to be fair, perhaps the oversimplicity of the English translation by Christopher Hampton). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like taking Mel Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Blazing Saddles, toning down the slapstick and using it to present a hard-hitting view of racism and alcoholism in the Old West. Without Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; humor turned up to maximum, all youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be left with is a sloppy story with unconvincing characters. In Carnage, two middle-aged New York couplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Novaks (Stacy Ross and Remi Sandri) and the Raleighs (Rachel Harker and Warren David Keith) meet to discuss the recent playground ďŹ ght between the couplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 11year-old sons. At the Novaksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pristine apartment, furnished metaphorically with a wall of tribal masks above a low bookshelf of literary tomes, the foursome begin well-intentioned enough but quickly devolve into grotesquely base and uncivilized behavior. Which, of course, is Rezaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not-so-original point, bluntly hammered over and over: humans are not as evolved as they like to think. Beneath the veneer of societal politeness waits a seething miasma of Neanderthal urges. Big whoop. Playwrights have been making the same point, and making it far better, for centuries. Were there any actual hilarity to the charactersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; endless ďŹ ghting, drinking, confessing, accusing, attacking and vomiting (projectile-style, one of the few truly surprising moments), there might have been some entertainment here. The actors bring their A-game to the material, but to little avail. To his credit, Rilette keeps things clipping along; the play runs just under 90 minutes, with no intermission. And yet its all-around unpleasantness makes it feel much longer. By suppressing what few opportunities for laughs exist in the play, Rilette leaves his actors, and the audience, with little to do but wait for the ugly evening to end.

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Marley (PG-13; 144 min.) Bio-doc from Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland) on the life of reggae legend Bob Marley features interviews with Marley’s family and top reggae artists. (GB) 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)—and the planet—in third installment of hit sci-fi comedy. Also stars Tommy Lee Jones. (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) 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)

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

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straight out of Cabin in the Woods cluttered with antiques, taxidermy, stereoscopes and Victrolas. Almost two years and yet another basement later, the Easy Leavesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second full-length album American Times arrives June 8 at a recordrelease show at the Mystic Theatre. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be an unusually large stage for the band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started joking about calling ourselves the Squeezy Leaves,â&#x20AC;? Carducci quips, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because people always book us as a duo and squeeze us into a little corner.â&#x20AC;? Carducci and FiďŹ eld met at an open mic at the old Powerhouse Brewing Co. in 2007. FiďŹ eld had grown up in the Nevada Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Grass Valley area, a region known for leftďŹ eld musicians like Joanna Newsom and Zach Hill; Carducci grew up in Hudson, Ohio, not far from the members of the Black Keys. Within a year, the pair had two hoursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of material, releasing a debut recording soon after. American Times is far more accomplished than the debut and is ďŹ lled with timeless harmonies and songs evocative of the greats. Many of the tracks could be mistaken for outtakes by Old Crow Medicine Show (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep It Countryâ&#x20AC;?) or Doc and Merle Watson (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Big Diamondâ&#x20AC;?), and FiďŹ eldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice sometimes creaks with the fragility of Jerry Garciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, but whether these signposts are intentional is hard to gauge. When I read back the lyric â&#x20AC;&#x153;feelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; good ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good enough this timeâ&#x20AC;? from the track â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crack Another Bottleâ&#x20AC;? and suggest it as an answer to Kristoffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me and Bobby McGee,â&#x20AC;? FiďŹ eld says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never even thought of it before. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the conduit-like nature of this music: you could be repurposing something in the lineage without even realizing it. With this new album, and with drummer Skip Urmson and pedalsteel player Josh Yenne, what does the future hold for the Easy Leaves? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ideally,â&#x20AC;? quips Carducci, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing clubs rather than croquet parties.â&#x20AC;? FiďŹ eld laughs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the croquet parties,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they are great.â&#x20AC;? The Easy Leaves headline Friday, June 8, at the Mystic Theatre. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8:30pm. $16. 707.765.2121.


Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Burning Spear Higher Vision festival also features the Motet, Gaudi and Tinariwen. Jun 9, 11am-1pm. $32-$47. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Brookwood lot, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa.

Kenny Burrell Eighty-year-old jazz legend rings in final days of Healdsburg Jazz Fest in trio and solo settings. Jun 9, 8pm. $35-$65. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

E-40 Vallejo rapper and ballatician supreme appears with White Girl Mob’s V-Nasty. Jun 8, 8pm. $30. Phoenix Theater, 201 E. Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Friday Night Live Cloverdale’s summer-long series features Shana Morrison and Caledonia on Jun 8. Free. Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale Boulevard between First and Second streets, Cloverdale.

Fred Koller Author of many famous country tunes like “Goin’ Gone” and “Angel Eyes” performs his own work. Jun 9, 8pm. $25. Studio E, Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol.

KRSH Backyard Concerts Hang out in station’s backyard and listen to tunes from the Brothers Comatose with David Luning on Jun 7. 6pm. Free. KRSH, 3565 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.588.9999.

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum Grammy-nominated duo sings bluegrass hits. Jun 8, 8pm. $22-$25. Sebastopol Community Center Annex, 350 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Idina Menzel Star of “Wicked,” “Rent” and “Glee” performs barefoot with the Santa Rosa Symphony. Jun 9, 8pm. $20-$85. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers Vintage country soulstress rocks out with her band. Jun 9, 4:30pm. $25-$35. Long Meadow Ranch Winery, 738 Main St, St Helena. 415.394.6500.

Roy Haynes, Sheila Jordan & Vijay Iyer Healdsburg Jazz Festival finale highlights three diverse groups of artists, also featuring Craig Haynes, Cameron Brown Duo and Graham Haynes. Jun 10, 2pm. $35-$45. Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg. 707.431.1533.

Techno Tribal Community Dance Former Saturday-night jewel of Harmony Festival scales down but doesn’t disappear with aerial circus, international DJs and trapeze fire dancers. Jun 9, 9pm. $30. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Tuesdays on the Plaza Summer concerts in Healdsburg plaza feature Gator Beat on Jun 12. Free. Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg.

MARIN COUNTY

SONOMA COUNTY Aubergine

Wed, open mic with Angelina. Thurs, 9pm, karaoke with Country Dan. Fri, DJ Alexander. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377.

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Murphy’s Irish Pub

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

Jun 9, Larry Carlin’s Mostly Simply Bluegrass Night. Every other Monday, knitting night. Second Tuesday of every month, open mic. Wed, 7:30pm, trivia night. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

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

Flamingo Lounge Jun 8, Reed Fromer. Jun 9, Hot Rods. Sun, 7pm, salsa with lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Gaia’s Garden Jun 7-8, Da Fe. Jun 9, Ruminators. Jun 13, French Session. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Hopmonk Sonoma Jun 8, Ian McFeron. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Hopmonk Tavern

Attend a series of concerts, workshops and impromptu “djam” sessions featuring internationally renowned players and aficionados of the Gypsy jazz genre like the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Robin Nolan and Antoine and Sebastien Boyer. Jun 7-8. $35-$300. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Jun 8, Steve Pile Band and the Family Crest. Jun 9, TehnoTribal Community Dance. Jun 13, Unknown Hinson. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment. Tues, 7:30pm, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Marin tradition features Narada Michael Walden, Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs, Honey Dust and many others. Jun 9-10, 10am-6pm. Free. Downtown Fairfax, Bolinas Road, Fairfax. 415.785.3906.

NAPA COUNTY Pierre Bensusan French-Algerian singer and composer does signature acoustic guitar show. Jun 12, 8pm. $20. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Hotel Healdsburg Jun 8-9, Lorca Hart Trio with Josh Nelson and Edwin Livingston. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Jasper O’Farrell’s Sun, open mic. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Last Day Saloon Jun 8, Ron Thompson & His Resistors. Jun 9, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Jun 12, Death by Stereo, Trial by Combat, 26 MPH and My Last Line. Mon, karaoke. Wed, 7pm, North Bay Hootenanny’s PickMe-Up Revue. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Main Street Station Jun 6, Phat Chance. Jun 7,

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Jun 7, Africali Experience. Jun 8, Shook Twins. Jun 9, 50/50, HugeLarge and the Connies. Jun 10, Moonbeams. Jun 12, Baba Fats. Tues, 7pm, ladies’ limelight open mic with Tawnie. Wed, 7pm, open mic. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

DjangoFest Mill Valley

Fairfax Music Festival

Gwen Sugarmama Avery. Jun 8, Susan Sutton Jazz Trio. Jun 9, Regi Rockinelli. Jun 12, Maple Profant. Jun 13, Jessie Simpson. Sun, Kit Mariah’s open mic. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

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Clubs & Venues

Monroe Dance Hall Thurs, Sun, Circles ‘n Squares Dance Club. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.529.5450.

My Friend Joe Thurs, 7:30pm, Rubber Chicken Open Mic. 1810 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.829.3403.

Mystic Theatre Jun 6, Donavon Frankenreiter. Jun 7, Bob Schneider and Laura Warshauer. Jun 8, North Bay Hootenanny and the KRSH present the Easy Leaves and the Crux. Jun 9, Blitzen Trapper. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Nonni’s Ristorante Italiano Mon, 6pm, Steve Swan’s Sinatra croonings. Wed, 6:30pm, Don Giovannis. 420 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.0222.

Occidental Center for the Arts Jun 10, Blue Hotel. Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Olive & Vine Cafe Every other Sunday, Songwriter Sessions. 14301 Arnold St, Glen Ellen. 707.996.9150.

Papa’s Taverna Fri, 7pm, live music. Sat, 7pm and Sun, 4pm, Kefi. Sun, 1:30 and 3:30pm, Greek dance lessons, live music and bellydance show. 5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma. 707.769.8545.

Dance Goes On Techno-Tribal finds new harmony in independence It was the perfect storm—a mixture of rapid expansion, financial meltdown and bad weather—that led to the collapse of the Harmony Festival. But the late-night electronic dance party lives on. Techno-Tribal Dance co-producers Damian Peters and Zack Darling are outspoken with gratitude for the 12-year reign as the Harmony Festival’s after-hours show. “Like a flower that dies and spreads its seeds, all these great camps sprout up,” says Darling, referring to the finite life cycle of festivals that offer up fertile soil for a positive shift in innovation. Change, it seems, is always good for a scene. This year’s headliners Love & Light (above) introduce “love step,” a melodic adaptation of the wompy bass-heavy beats of dubstep, plus Russ Liquid, jazz musician turned DJ, who infuses live instrumentals into deep house. Inside the open-air “Silent Disco,” wild and wonderful troupes from fire dancers to swinging aerialists atop a 40-foot contraption span the tame to the risqué. With an entirely volunteer production staff, the community benefit is meant as a collective “thank you” to support the continued survival of Techno-Tribal Dance. Be part of the new chapter on Saturday, June 9, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $20–$30. 707.829.7300. —Jacquelynne Ocaña

Phoenix Theater Jun 9, E-40 and V-Nasty. Mon, 7pm, young people’s AA. Tues, 7pm, Acoustic Americana jam. Wed, 6pm, Jazz jam. Sun, 5pm, rock and blues jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Raven Theater Jun 8-9, Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Jun 8, Michele Rosewoman Trio with Andy McKee, Billy Hart and Julian Priester. Jun 9, Kenny Burrell.

115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Russian River Brewing Co Jun 10, Elephant. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER. )

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Society: Culture House

Tues, 8:30pm, open mic with Damir. Fri, 9pm, Michael Aragon Quartet. Sun, 3pm, Mal Sharpe’s Dixieland. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

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

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Jun 8, Junior Boogie. Jun 9, Joli Valenti and friends. Thurs, 9pm, DJ Dray Lopez. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Sprenger’s Tap Room Wed, Sonoma County Blues Society live music. 446 B Street, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8277.

Studio E Jun 9, Fred Koller. Studio E, address provided with tickets, in rural Sebastopol. www.northbaylive.com.

Tradewinds Jun 6, Honey Wilders. Jun 8, UnderCover Band. Jun 9, Arden Park Roots. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. Thurs, DJ Dave. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Jun 6, Deep Bench. Jun 7, Detectives. Jun 8, Acacia. Jun 13, Dr Mojo. Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Smiley’s Mon, reggae. Wed, Larry’s karaoke. Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Studio 55 Marin Jun 9, Shook Twins with Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman. 1455 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.

Sweetwater Music Hall Jun 6, Mad Mama and the Bona Fide Few. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

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Jun 8, Muddy Roses. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

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Sausalito Seahorse Jun 7, Alex Conde. Jun 8, Julio Bravo and Salsabor. Jun 9, Bill Kwan. Jun 9, Crossfire Party Dance Band. Jun 10, Eric Rangel and Orquesta America. Mon, local talent onstage. Tues, jazz jam. Wed, Marcello and Seth. Sun, salsa class. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Sleeping Lady Mon, 8pm, open mic with Simon Costa. Sat, 2pm, juke jam. Sun, 2pm, Irish music. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Jun 7, Skunk Funk. 1234 Third St, Napa. 707.226.7506.

Napa Valley Opera House Jun 12, Pierre Bensusan. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Silo’s Jun 6, Battle of the Bands. Wed, 7pm, jam session. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

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

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Christopher Cross Yacht rock at its finest with the hits “Sailing,” “Arthur’s Theme” and “Ride Like the Wind.” Jun 8-9 at Yoshi’s SF.

Corrosion of Conformity Yet another thrash-metal crossover band reclaiming their fierce hardcore roots, with original lineup. Jun 9 at Slim’s.

Rick Ross Baller supreme heads up KMEL Summer Jam with Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Tyga and more. Jun 10 at Oracle Arena.

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Galleries OPENINGS Jun 7 At 6:30pm. Gaia’s Garden, landscape paintings by Felicia McFall with photography from SRJC intermediate class. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Jun 9 At 2pm. Local Color Gallery, “Three for the Show” features colorful land and seascape paintings by Jody Shipp, Leslie Zumwalt and Andrea Way. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2744. From 4 to 8pm. RiskPress Gallery, “Inside-Out” features new paintings by Sharon Eisley. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

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From 6 to 9pm. Hammerfriar Gallery, “Landau, Miller and Vogel” features the work of Frank J Miller, James Vogel and Natasha Landau. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600.

Jun 10 From 1 to 4pm. Napa Valley Museum, “Modern” features the abstract expressionist paintings of Ira Yeager. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500. At 2pm. Alemany Library Gallery, “MSA Past Presidents’ Show,” more than 30 MSA past presidents’ work. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3251.

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installation by Stanley Mouse. Free. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Gaia’s Garden Jun 7-29, Expressive landscape paintings by Felicia McFall with photography from the SRJC intermediate class. Reception, Jun 7 at 6:30pm. 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

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

Graton Gallery Through Jul 8, “Soo Noga: Abstract Paintings in Oil” features JeriLu Breneman and others. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Jun 9-Jul 28, “Landau, Miller and Vogel” features the work of Frank J Miller, James Vogel and Natasha Landau. Reception, Jun 9, 6pm-9pm. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

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

Local Color Gallery Through Jul 15, “Three for the Show” features colorful land and seascape paintings by Jody Shipp, Leslie Zumwalt and Andrea Way. Reception, Jun 9 at 2pm. 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.

Quicksilver Mine Company 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.

RiskPress Gallery Through Jun 30, “Inside-Out” features new paintings by Sharon Eisley. Reception, Jun 9 at 4pm-8pm. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Jul 8, “New Yosemite Perspective,” paintings by Jeffrey Williams; also, “The Tinted Lens,” photography by Martin Dawson. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed-Sun, 117, Sat-Sun 11-8. 707.775.4278.

Russian River Art Gallery Through Jul 2, “River, Redwoods and Recollections” features works focusing on nostalgia, memories and the authenticity of life on the river. 16200 First St, Guerneville. Daily, 10 to 6. 707.869.9099.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Jun 10, “Art at the Source” presents Open Studios 2012, at various Sonoma County locations. 707.829.4797.

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 County Museum Jun 9-Sep 9, “Trees” featuring the large-scale oil paintings of Chester Arnold. Jun 9-Sep 9, “Sonoma Oaks: Points of View” featuring Hugh Livingston’s multimedia installations on the patterns and sounds of California oak habitats. Jun 9Aug 12, “Santa Rosa’s


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Chinatown,â&#x20AC;? exhibition explores how Chinese communities developed in Sonoma County, with special attention to Santa Rosaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinatown. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

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

MARIN COUNTY Alemany Library Gallery Through Jun 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;MSA Past Presidentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Showâ&#x20AC;? features the work of more than 30 MSA past presidentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surface Designâ&#x20AC;? welcomes worldrenowned Danish artist Gugger Petter. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

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

noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330.

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

Marin MOCA Through Jul 15, Summer National Juried Exhibition judged by Lucinda Barnes. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

Marin Society of Artists Jun 10-30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hidden Places, Fleeting Moments,â&#x20AC;? features work by MSA members in all media. Reception, Jun 10 at 2pm-4pm. Jun 10-30, 2-4pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nurturing the Creative Sparkâ&#x20AC;? featuring works in all media by the Golden Gate Artists branch of the National League of American Pen Women. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. MonThurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 415.454.9561.

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon Center for the Arts Through Jun 28, Ninth annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wabi-Sabi Showâ&#x20AC;? features mixed-media group exhibit curated by Marico Chigyo. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through Jun 29, Retrospective of the acrylics, drawings and various other media of Jackie Kirk. 6350 Sir Francis

Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

NAPA COUNTY di Rosa Through Jun 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;CYCLE,â&#x20AC;? new works by Hung Liu. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

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Gallery 1870 Ongoing, works by various artists, currently highlighting Robert Bissell, Susana Scarborough, Eric Christensen and others. 6525 Washington St, Yountville. 800.322.1870.

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

Napa Valley Museum Jun 10-Aug 5, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modernâ&#x20AC;? features the abstract expressionist paintings of Ira Yeager. Reception, Jun 10 at 1pm-4pm. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500.

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Award-winning magician performs the unexpected. Jun 7, 11am. Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma. 707.763.9801.

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Meeting designed to help bloggers and authors find the best eBook production tools. Jun 12, 6:30-8:30pm. Free. O’Reilly & Associates, 1005 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol. 707.827.7190.

Bauman College Open House Hear about philosophy and mission of nutrition and wellness school with president Dr Ed Bauman. Jun 7, 6-7pm. Free. Bauman College, 10151 Main St, Ste 128, Penngrove. 707.795.1284.

Center Literary Cafe Meeting of poets, writers and artists with rotating speakers and readings. Stefanie Freele and Brendan Constantine on Jun 13. Second Wed of every month, 7-9pm. Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson St, Healdsburg.

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

Garden Party Spend an afternoon with Champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvres and the American Philharmonic String Quartet to benefit the Living Room. Jun 10, 2-4:30pm. $100. McDonald Mansion, 1015 McDonald Ave, Santa Rosa.

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 healdsburgjazzfestival.org or call 1.800.838.3006. Through

The Magic of Timothy James

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

Occupy Santa Rosa Free School Book Club Focusing on “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto” by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. Thurs, 7:15pm. Free. Courthouse Square, Third Street and Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. 707.701.3620.

Resource Clinic Get info on housing, transit, food stamps and Medi-Cal. Wed, 11am-1pm. Free. Petaluma Health Center, 1301 Southpoint Blvd, Petaluma. 707.559.7500.

Retiree Celebration Celebrate board president Karen Petersen’s retirement with art sale and music by Foxes in the Henhouse. Jun 9, 6:30pm. $60. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

San Rafael Art Walk Second Fri monthly, 5 to 8, galleries and retailers host artists and artwork, receptions and entertainment. Second Fri of every month, 6-8pm. Downtown San Rafael, Fifth and A streets, San Rafael.

Santa Rosa’s Chinatown Exhibition explores how Chinese communities developed in Sonoma County, with special attention to Santa Rosa’s Chinatown. Jun 9-Aug 12, 11am-5pm. $5-$7. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games Sonoma County Council

on Aging presents archery, basketball, bocce ball and many other sports. Through Jun 10. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 1.800.564.SRJC.

Stretch Out Your Stress Mini-retreat provides day of Hatha, restorative and meditative Yoga. Jun 9, 10am-3pm. $50. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8280 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.2398.

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.

Field Trips Guided Hike with Sherry Adams Biologist with Audubon Canyon Ranch leads hike focused on serpentine outcrops. Jun 10, 9:30am-2pm. Free. Mayacamas Sanctuary, Pine Flat Road, off Highway 128, Healdsburg.

Spring Tours & Hikes Join experienced guides to hike to the top of Milliken Peak at di Rosa, the highest summit in the Carneros region with sweeping views of the North Bay. Sat, Jun 9, 10am. $15. di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991.

Film 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.

Live Theater Broadcasts Classic ballet and opera broadcast live from around the globe. ‘Raymonda’ from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on Jun 25 and Jul 1. Ongoing. Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4222.


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Limb from Limb New Chester Arnold exhibit all about trees “Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made,” wrote German philosopher Immanuel Kant in the 18th century. Sonoma artist Chester Arnold makes this quote come alive in his latest exhibition, “Trees,” as he explores the effects of industrial consumption, environmental degradation and waste through the lens of the humble tree. In one large-scale oil painting, Arnold captures an ominous and majestic oak caught up in a whirlpool of papers and trash; the oak appears engaged in an epic wrestling match with the human detritus, and the darkening sky in the background makes it seem as though they’ll all be sucked into an atmospheric netherworld. In Crooked Timber, a conquered oak lays on the ground like a fallen hero, one heavy limb pinning down a crushed tin roof, as though the viewer has stumbled across a final scene of battle. Raised in post-war Germany, Arnold’s paintings have an apocalyptic feel, infused with the particular dark intrigue of end-time destructions. As Arnold told the Bohemian in 2003, “Manifest destiny led us here, and now our destinies manifest in what we’re leaving behind us, the devastation we’ve created.” Don’t miss this chance to see Arnold close to home and at his finest in “Chester Arnold: Trees,” running June 9–Sept. 9 at the Sonoma County Museum. Reception, Saturday, June 9, 5–7pm. $15 nonmembers. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500. —Leilani Clark

Oil for the Lamps of China Film from 1935 follows executive Chase as he obeys the dictates of

corporate hierarchy. Jun 11, 7:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.389.4292.

Food & Drink Chosen Spot Pop-Up Dinners Luther Burbank Home and Gardens hosts series of fundraiser dinners prepared by chef John Lyle. Sat, Jun 9, 5:30pm. $75. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa Avenue at Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. 707.524.5445.

Civic Center Farmers Market Sun at 10am, “Eat Local 101” provides walking tour with information, cooking advice and ideas inspired by locally grown foods. Thurs, 8am-1pm and Sun, 8am-1pm. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 800.897.3276.

Dine with the Authors Night Short readings and lively conversation with six local authors. Jun 11, 6pm. $5. Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.544.2491.

Healdsburg Farmers Market Wed, 4-7pm. Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg Avenue and Matheson Street, Healdsburg. Wed-Sat, 9amnoon. Healdsburg Farmers Market, North and Vine streets, Healdsburg. 707.431.1956.

New Soul: Southern Cuisine Author and chef Tanya Holland presents Southern classic meal plus crepes that can go sweet or savory. Jun 7, 6:30-9pm. $49. Fresh Starts Cooking School, 1399 North Hamilton Pkwy, Novato. 415.382.3363.

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$25. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8280 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.2398.

Novato Festival of Art and Wine

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Over 200 arts and crafts booths, vendors and a wine garden with music by Chuck Prophet, Moonalice and others. Jun 9-10, 10am-7pm. Free. Downtown Novato, Grant Avenue, 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.

Redwood Empire Farmers Market Sat, 9am-noon and Wed, 9am-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa Farmers Markets Oakmont Drive and White Oak, Santa Rosa. 707.538.7023. Sat, 9am-noon and Wed, 9am-noon. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.522.8629.

Shollenberger Shindig 2 Silent auction of local products, music by Peter Welker Sextet and others, beer and eats. Jun 12, 6:30pm. $15-$100. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

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

Winegrowers Passport to Pinot Noir Weekend offers ticket holders exclusive experiences throughout the weekend at participating wineries, including barrel tastings, food pairings and more. Jun 9-10. $65. Sonoma County, multiple locations, Sonoma.

Lectures Love Builds Dr Gene Nathan talks about healthy parent/child relationships. Jun 8, 7pm $15-

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Part of Healdsburg Jazz Festival, headliner Roy Haynes and his sons take questions and expound on the wonderful world of jazz fame. Jun 9, 2pm. Free. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Readings Book Passage Jun 6, 1pm, “A New Song” with Tricia Hellman Gibbs. Jun 6, 7pm, “Hotel, Hospitals and Jails: A Memoir” with Anthony Swofford. Jun 7 at 7pm, “Discover Italy” with Alison Bing. Jun 8 at 5pm, “Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics” with Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim. Jun 8 at 7pm, “The Newlyweds” with Nell Freudenberger. Jun 9 at 2pm, “The Golden Gate: San Francisco’s Celebrated Bridge” with Morton Beebe and Peter Beren. Jun 9 at 4pm, “Markets of Paris 2nd Edition” with Dixon Long. Jun 10 at 1pm, “What the Robin Knows” with Jon Young. Jun 10 at 7pm, “Melissa’s Gift” with Olin Dodson. Jun 11 at 7pm, “The Skeleton Box” with Bryan Gruley. Jun 12 at 7pm, “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” with Rosecrans Baldwin. Jun 13 at 7pm, “Unsaid” with Neil Abramson. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Copperfield’s Santa Rosa Jun 13 at 6pm, “An Uncommon Education” with Elizabeth Percer. 755 Village Court, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

Copperfield’s Petaluma Jun 8 at 7pm, “Season of the Witch” with David Talbot. 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma. 707.762.05632.

River Reader Jun 6, 7pm, “A Poet’s Sketchbook” with Hale Thatcher. 16355 Main St, Guerneville 707.869.2242.

Theater Born Yesterday Ex-show girl and mistress Billie

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 24. $34-$55. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

The Music Man Robert Moorhead stars as charismatic traveling salesman and conartist. Sun, Jun 10, 2pm. $15-$40. Sidney B Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mt. Tam, Mill Valley.

The Night of the Iguana 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 June 6

ARIES (March 21-April 19) If your destiny has gotten tweaked by bias or injustice, it’s a good time to rebel. If you are being manipulated by people who care for you—even if it’s allegedly for your own good —you now have the insight and power necessary to wriggle free of the bind. If you have been confused by the mixed messages you’re getting from your own unconscious mind, you should get to the bottom of the inner contradiction. And if you have been wavering in your commitment to your oaths, you’d better be intensely honest with yourself about why that’s happening. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

Diamonds are symbols of elegant beauty, which is why they’re often used in jewelry. But 80 percent of the world’s diamonds have a more utilitarian function. Because they’re so hard and have such high thermal conductivity, they are used extensively as cutting, grinding and polishing tools, and have several other industrial applications. Now let’s apply this 20/80 proportion to you, Taurus. Of your talents and abilities, no more than 20 percent need be on display. The rest is consumed in the diligent detail work that goes on in the background—the cutting, grinding and polishing you do to make yourself as valuable as a diamond. In the coming week, this will be a good meditation for you.

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GEMINI (May 21–June 20) The pain you will feel in the coming week will be in direct proportion to the love you suppress and withhold. So if you let your love flow as freely as a mountain spring in a rainstorm, you may not have to deal with any pain at all. What’s that you say? You claim that being strategic about how you express your affection gives you strength and protection? Maybe that’s true on other occasions, but it’s not applicable now. “Unconditional” and “uninhibited” are your words of power. CANCER (June 21–July 22)

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What actions best embody the virtue of courage? Fighting on the battlefield as a soldier? Speaking out against corruption and injustice? Climbing a treacherous peak or riding a raft through rough river water? Certainly all those qualify. But French architect Fernand Pouillon had another perspective. He said, “Courage lies in being oneself, in showing complete independence, in loving what one loves, in discovering the deep roots of one’s feelings.” That’s exactly the nature of the bravery you are best able to draw on right now, Cancerian. So please do draw on it in abundance.

LEO (July 23–August 22)

In his book The Four Insights, author Alberto Villoldo tells the following story: “A traveler comes across two stonecutters. He asks the first, ‘What are you doing?’ and receives the reply, ‘Squaring the stone.’ He then walks over to the second stonecutter and asks, ‘What are you doing?’ and receives the reply, ‘I am building a cathedral.’ In other words, both men are performing the same task, but one of them is aware that he has the choice to be part of a greater dream.” By my astrological reckoning, Leo, it’s quite important for you to be like that second stonecutter in the months ahead. I suggest you start now to ensure that outcome.

VIRGO (August 23–September 22)

Harpo Marx was part of the famous Marx Brothers comedy team that made 13 movies. He was known as the silent one. While in his character’s persona, he never spoke, but only communicated through pantomime and by whistling, blowing a horn or playing the harp. In real life, he could talk just fine. He traced the origin of his schtick to an early theatrical performance he had done. A review of the show said that he “performed beautiful pantomime which was ruined whenever he spoke.” So in other words, Harpo’s successful career was shaped in part by the inspiration he drew from a critic. I invite you to make a similar move, Virgo: Capitalize on some negative feedback or odd mirroring you’ve received.

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) What is your relationship with cosmic jokes, Libra? Do you feel offended by the secrets they spill and the ignorance they expose and the slightly embarrassing truths they compel you to acknowledge? Or are you a vivacious lover of life who welcomes the way cosmic jokes expand your mind and help you lose your excessive self-importance and show you possible solutions you haven’t previously imagined? I hope you’re in the latter category, because sometime in the near future, fate

has arranged for you to be in the vicinity of a divine comedy routine. I’m not kidding when I tell you that the harder and more frequently you laugh, the more you’ll learn.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

In addition to being an accomplished astrophysicist and philosopher, Arthur Eddington (1882–1944) possessed mad math skills. Legend has it that he was one of only three people on the planet who actually comprehended Einstein’s theory of relativity. That’s a small level of appreciation for such an important set of ideas, isn’t it? On the other hand, most people I know would be happy if there were as many as three humans in the world who truly understood them. In accordance with the astrological omens, I suggest you make that one of your projects in the next 12 months: to do whatever you can to ensure there are at least three people who have a detailed comprehension of and appreciation for who you really are.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) Yesterday the sun was shining at the same time it was raining, and my mind turned to you. Today I felt a surge of tenderness for a friend who has been making me angry, and again I thought of you. Tomorrow maybe I will sing sad songs when I’m cheerful and go for a long walk when I’m feeling profoundly lazy. Those events, too, would remind me of you. Why? Because you’ve been experimenting with the magic of contradictions lately. You’ve been mixing and matching with abandon, going up and down at the same time, and exploring the pleasures of changing your mind. I’m even tempted to speculate that you’ve been increasing your ability to abide with paradox. Keep up the good work. I’m sure it’s a bit weird at times, but it’ll ultimately make you even smarter than you already are. CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Be on the alert for valuable mistakes you could capitalize on. Keep scanning the peripheries for evidence that seems out of place; it might be useful. Do you see what I’m driving at, Capricorn? Accidental revelations could spark good ideas. Garbled communication might show you the way to desirable detours. Chance meetings might initiate conversations that will last a long time. Are you catching my drift? Follow any lead that seems witchy or itchy. Be ready to muscle your way in through doors that are suddenly open just a crack. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) An article in the Weekly World News reported on tourists who toast marshmallows while sitting on the rims of active volcanoes. As fun as this practice might be, however, it can expose those who do it to molten lava, suffocating ash and showers of burning rocks. So I wouldn’t recommend it to you, Aquarius. But I do encourage you to try some equally boisterous but less hazardous adventures. The coming months will be prime time for you to get highly imaginative in your approach to exploration, amusement and pushing beyond your previous limits. Why not get started now? PISCES (February 19–March 20)

According to my reading of the astrological omens, you would be smart to get yourself a new fertility symbol. Not because I think you should encourage or seek out a literal pregnancy. Rather, I’d like to see you cultivate a more aggressively playful relationship with your creativity—energize it on deep, unconscious levels so it will spill out into your daily routine and tincture everything you do. If you suspect my proposal has some merit, be on the lookout for a talisman, totem or toy that fecundates your imagination.

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