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ix percent of all Americans who are eligible to vote aren’t aligned with a political party. What will those on the fence hear, or see, to make their choice? Here are the communication choices candidates make:

Word Selection The successful candidate will choose words that conjure emotional images. For example, Paul Ryan walks onstage with his mom, Betty, and assures his listeners that the board will not mess with “your” mom’s or “my” mom’s healthcare. Vocal Variety Along with choosing the right words, candidates utilize inflection, volume and pace. Before the dawning of YouTube and other broadcast media outlets, all that mattered was the content of the candidates’ messages. Today, a man who can channel Al Green has no excuse to slip into a boring monotone. Distilling the Message Candidates need the ability to be concise in their verbal and written communication. Voters are looking for easy-to-understand strategies. Sentences that are very short—eight to 13 words—are the most persuasive. Smile, Smile, Smile While some of the undecided 6 percent of voters make choices based on what they hear, others are more attuned to visual persuasion. They’ll rely on a candidate’s facial expression for their cues about whom to trust. Using Your Aristotle So much of what we know about public speaking today derives from what Aristotle taught us, and the successful candidates will tap into this ancient wisdom. They’ll use ethos, pathos and logos appropriately. When an election is as close as the November election is shaping up to be, communication matters. Monica Murphy is a senior coaching partner with the Speech Improvement Company. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the Bohemian. We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

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We’re now being told we should cross over double yellow lines to provide safety room to bicyclists. Have we lost all reason? Double yellow lines and solid white lines are there for a reason. I will never put my life or my passenger’s lives at risk by crossing over solid lines into oncoming traffic. I’ll slow down until conditions are safe. Most roads are not safe for both cars and bicyclists. We all know it. Roads that are safe should be marked as such; all others, “Not Recommended for Bicycle Riders.” The rules of the road should be that bicycle riders must wear helmets (all ages), must wear bright, reflective clothing, must pass a DMV road test and must have a comprehensive insurance policy (collision and medical).

JUSTINE ASHTON Glen Ellen

False ‘Sustainability’ “Sustainability” has become a buzzword. But what does it really mean? One definition is that it requires a triple-E bottom line—economics, the environment and equity. Yet there is a new group calling itself Sustainable Sebastopol that only focuses on business. It uses “sustainability” to greenwash and promote things that are not sustainable. In 2001, a salon was formed called Sustainable Sebastopol. Now an antisustainable group has co-opted that name. A member of the new, misnamed group recently published a letter to the editor in a local paper, allegedly about sustainability. But she only wrote about business, neglecting the environment and equity. The group endorses the two big-

business candidates for city council, incumbent Kathleen Shaffer and Kathy Austin. Their advocacy of Chase Bank/CVS Pharmacy is drawing big bucks from outside for their campaign. Its website is mainly letters advocating Chase/ CVS. What’s sustainable about such big chains? Meanwhile, the longtime Sonoma County Conservation Action group endorses the other two viable candidates, Robert Jacob and John Eder.

Sustainable Sonoma’s stated goal is “to enhance the business community.” Its slogan, “Buy Sebastopol,” reduces sustainability to commerce. It evokes a former president’s response to 9/11— “go shopping.” Such slogans differ from the group named GoLocal, which promotes more than buying. Founders of the original Sustainable Sebastopol group published a response to the letter, co-signed by many people, including four former mayors, which denounced the current imitation. Don’t be fooled by greenwashing co-optation.

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Ryan’s Grand Scam Let’s get the facts straight about Medicare, the preservation of which should be of vital interest to every American regardless of political affiliation. The cost-saving measures of the Ryan plan and Obama’s proposal, an estimated $716 billion, are exactly the same. There are major differences in the two plans, however, in that the Democratic plan is geared to maintain Medicare as it is—guaranteed healthcare for older Americans, and the Ryan plan wants a voucher system. Seniors get a fixed amount of money to go shopping for an insurance plan and pay the balance of that cost if it’s not enough. That’s people in their 80s and 90s at the mercy of private insurance companies. Good luck with that, seniors. In the Obama plan, there are no benefit cuts. The cost-saving measures ($716 billion) come from reduction in payments to insurance companies and hospitals. The hospital industry has agreed to this because they’ll get more patients and fewer people who can’t pay

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to be treated for which hospitals have to pick up the costs. These are modest, reasonable cost reforms over 10 years that are needed to keep the program viable. It was Democrats who conceived of and enacted Medicare (1965), and Republicans fought them every step of the way, just as they did Social Security and the minimum wage. Every advanced country on earth has some form of universal healthcare for its people. Remember Canada? There’s lower growth in healthcare costs, they spend half as much per person as the U.S., and the healthcare outcomes are the same. Understand this if nothing else, the Ryan-Romney voucher system ends Medicare, the only guaranteed healthcare plan for seniors. That’s a fact and that’s the truth. Mull that over, voters.

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TEN-GALLON TENSION The Tea Party, pro-lifers, Super PACs, Ayn Randists and rape deniers form a discordant GOP.

What Lies Beneath A splintered GOP promotes further division at the Republican National Convention BY NATHAN DINSDALE

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had a decision to make. I’d been in Tampa for all of 15 minutes, and I was already late for something, anything, everything—a white rabbit with OCD, searching for Mad Hatters. Of course, I knew that the real Republican National Convention would occur far from the klieg lights and sound bites of

primetime. At that very moment, Lynyrd Skynyrd was playing an exclusive gig downtown, Log Cabin Republicans were gathering at a bar called the Rusty Pelican and throngs of delegates, dignitaries and media were gaping at bright, shiny things dangled by the Tampa Bay Welcoming Committee at Tropicana Field. Instead, I opted to drive my Democrat-blue rental car with Rhode Island plates to the gritty outskirts

of eastern Tampa for a Tea Party gathering dubbed “Unity Rally 2012.” As Hurricane Isaac veered left, I was about to turn hard right. That’s because my focus in Tampa was of a broader scope: to see if there is any room for moderation left or if we are, in fact, in the middle of an ideological civil war. Beg your pardon. An “Ideological War of Northern Aggression.” This is the South, after all. Whether you view the Tea Party

as a beacon of light or the heart of darkness, there’s no denying that the passionate consortium of pissed-off conservatives represents both the fervent desire for a better future and the philosophical abyss that divides the country’s partisans. Virtually every Republican I spoke to during the RNC believes that the Tea Party is unfairly maligned and its key issues (fiscal conservatism, small government, taxes) frequently misrepresented. Liberals see the Tea Party as the end result of conservatives going off their meds en masse. Republicans see a grassroots return to conservative principles. There was supporting evidence for both arguments at the Unity Rally. Dustin Stockton, chief strategist for TheTeaParty.net, told several hundred attendees—some waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, others dressed in colonial garb— that “what we’re proposing isn’t radical; it isn’t extreme.” He then implied that the U.S. Postal Service should be abolished. Stockton was preceded by conservative talk-show host Neal Boortz calling Democrats “the looters, the moochers, the parasites” and Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips pulling a Chuck Heston in offering his freedom and liberty to Obama and company “when you pry it from my COLD! DEAD! HANDS!” What the movement has indisputably done is energize Republicans and accelerate the rise of hardliners like Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul. Speaking to the Unity Rally about the official GOP positioning, Bachmann declared that “the Tea Party is all over that platform.” It was a sentiment echoed by the event’s keynote speaker, former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who cited vigilance and the unification of conservative voices as the key to defeating Obama. “Stay informed,” Cain implored the crowd solemnly, “because stupid people are ruining America.” Over at the convention, with thousands of khaki-clad lawenforcement, the perimeter was fortified for an invasion. The city had braced for upwards of 5,000

selection of Paul Ryan as the VP nominee and the adoption of a conservative-friendly party platformâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; is clearly fueling the campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There has always been a passionate sense of need and urgency to defeat this president,â&#x20AC;? lobbyist Al Cardenas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But you also want to be excited about the ticket. I think with the selection of Paul Ryan, the adoption of the platform and that sense of urgency, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting a conďŹ&#x201A;uence of factors that are really energizing people.â&#x20AC;? Make no mistake, partisans thrive on red meat. Talk meaningfully about bipartisan compromise and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive irritated silence. Mention 9/11, freedom, the American dream and Barack Hussein Obama in the same sentence and your likeness will be carved into Mt. Rushmore by sundown. George W. Bush may be gone, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still either with us or against us. That much was apparent at a screening of the documentary Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, part of an RNC ďŹ lm series operated by a company called Citizens United Productions. During the ďŹ lm, the audience cheered when the Gipper intoned, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!â&#x20AC;? and was practically giddy when he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no substitute for victory.â&#x20AC;? The room was silent when the documentaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;narrated by Newt Gingrich and his unblinking wife, Calistaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;mentioned Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record of achieving across-theaisle accords. After the screening, I asked Gingrich, who was on hand to introduce the ďŹ lm and shuck merch, what the bipartisan prospects were for a Romney administration. He echoed the aspirations of a clean Republican sweep in November. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look, if we win control of the Senate, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to put together a majority coalition and there will be a handful of Democrats who will vote with him,â&#x20AC;? Gingrich said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much harder. If Harry Reid is still the majority leader, it is going to be very hard to get things done that we want to get done.â&#x20AC;?

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Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 “Swinging in the Redwoods”

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hen Phoebe and David Antonio of Cotati decided (albeit nervously) to accept the Greywater Systems 100 Challenge this summer, their home project—thanks to eager volunteers and free tools—became more like barn-raising than greywaterrouting, considering all the friendly and free help that came their way.

“We’re not handy persons,” Phoebe tells the Bohemian, laughing. “We don’t have the background for this kind of thing.” Being generally disinclined toward do-it-yourself projects, the couple happily accepted the following assistance: tools borrowed from the Santa Rosa Tool Lending Library, labor from three “wonderful women” (two locals and one Marin resident) from the greywater workshop, plus free materials and on-site technical advice from the staff of Daily Acts, the Petaluma nonprofit sponsoring the greywater workshops. The Antonios attended Daily

Acts’ “Laundry-to-Landscape” greywater workshop Aug. 11 in Petaluma, the largest such workshop ever conducted in North America; theirs was one of 31 new greywater projects established as a result of that workshop. For the Antonios, greywater wasn’t an economic but an environmental decision. “We aren’t saving any money,” explained Phoebe. “We did it to keep all that water from just going down the sewer. You have to dig a mulch bed so the water [drained from the washing machine] doesn’t pool up in the yard. We got a lot of hands-on experience at the workshop. One really impressive thing was that some of the people who came to the workshop just wanted to help other people.” Daily Acts set the greywater systems challenge goal at 100 new systems to be installed in Sonoma County by Sept. 30, which is expected to result in an estimated one-half million gallons of water annually recycled as landscape irrigation water. “We feel like it’s the way of the future, says Phoebe. “Homes are going to be built with greywater installed as just a normal part of how you operate your washing machine or sink.” The Greywater Systems 100 Challenge is supported by the cities of Santa Rosa, Cotati, Sonoma and the town of Windsor. For free workshops in September and October (including workshops given in Spanish), see www.dailyacts.org. Anyone may attend the workshops for free, but only water customers can receive free materials for greywater systems. For Petaluma, Windsor and Cotati water customers, materials are free while supplies last. Santa Rosa workshop registration is by phone at 707.543.4523. Also, a city of Sonomasponsored workshop hosted by Transition Sonoma Valley, Daily Acts and the Sonoma Ecology Center takes place Oct 13–14, providing materials for city of Sonoma water customers. See www.transitionsonomavalley.org.

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Botrytis cinerea is the dangerous mold that nearly all growers of grapes and other fruits worldwide fear as a destroyer of crops—and incomes. When carefully monitored, however, growths of the same fungus can do wonderful

things to grapes—causing shriveling, intensification of the sugars and enhancement of flavor. For these reasons, winemakers call the mold “noble rot.” The most famous “Botrytized” wines come from southern Bordeaux’s Sauternes region, where Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, harvested late in the fall with a dusty gray covering of fungus, are transformed into golden wines that taste deliciously of melons, pineapple and honey. Some, like the Sauternes from

Chateau d’Yquem, are among the most prestigious wines in the world, commanding hundreds of dollars per bottle as newly released vintages. The area’s unique warm-but-wet climate is said to be the perfect environment for Botrytis cinerea to thrive. But in California, a few inspired winemakers have emulated the old traditions of Sauternes. Mondavi, for one, has made a Botrytized white wine called, simply, Botrytis. At Longboard Vineyards, in Healdsburg, founder

and winemaker Oded Shakked makes a sweet Sémillon bettered by the fungal fuzz of noble rot. And Dolce, a one-wine brand based in Oakville, also produces a Botrytized white sweet wine. Marco Cappelli, who makes Sauternes-style wines for both Swanson Vineyard in Oakville and his own Sierra foothills winery, Miraflores, first tried his hand at utilizing Botrytis-infected grapes in 1987. That fall, while out prospecting for grapes near Napa, Cappelli came upon a vineyard of fruit smoldering under the gray, sooty rot of Botrytis cinerea. Cappelli had spent a harvest season working at Chateau La Tour Blanche, a winery in the heart of the Sauternes region, just two years before, and he recognized the noble rot. “It was a wonderful growth of Botrytis,” he remembers. Having watched up-close the making of a Sauternes vintage, Cappelli was inspired to give the process a shot. It turned out well. “We wound up with four barrels of this wonderful Botrytis wine,” he says. It got accidentally combined with a non-Botrytized Sémillon barrel, and that vintage was thus blended out of the winery’s record books, but Cappelli would reattempt the process in following years—and with success. His Swanson Crepuscule and Miraflores Botricelli have since become two of his recurring signature dessert wines. Some years promote a stronger growth of Botrytis cinerea than others, and Cappelli says 2006, 2008 and 2010 were exceptional vintages. The 2008 Botricelli, for one, is dazzling, with smells of zesty fruits and flavors of honey, pineapple, vanilla, caramel and even grilled buttered corn. But sometimes Botrytis turns foul. Ideally, noble rot is a clean, pure presence of Botrytis cinerea alone, but when other molds and bacteria appear, the effects are ruinous. The grapes turn mushy and useless, and they melt off the vines. Winemakers call such overmoldy conditions “bunch rot.” “You’ll know in a second as you

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

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

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

Dierk’s Parkside Cafe American. $. Classic, fresh diner food in a comfortable diner setting. Ought to be in a movie. Breakfast and lunch daily. 404 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.573.5955.

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Old-fashioned, informal mom’n’-pop roadhouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 31195 N Redwood Hwy, Cloverdale. 707.894.5616.

JhanThong BanBua Thai. $-$$. Sophisticated and delicate Thai cuisine. Fresh ingredients, packed with flavor. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 2400 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.8048.

Kirin Chinese. $$. Specializing in Mandarin, Szechuan and Peking styles. Kirin’s pot stickers are the best in Sonoma County. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.525.1957. Maguire’s Pub Irish pub.

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

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$$. 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.

Russian River Brewing Co Eclectic. $. Decent pizza and excellent brews. Two words: beer bites! Lunch, SunFri; dinner daily. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2337.

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

Sizzling Tandoor Indian. $-$$. A Sonoma County legend for almost 20 years, and for good reason. Of the more than 100 menu choices, all are worthwhile. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily. 409 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.579.5999.

Tolay Californian. $$-$$$. Sonoma County cuisine is the specialty, with entrees focusing on local wild and farmed foods. In the Sheraton Sonoma County, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma. 707.283.2900.

Vineyards Inn Spanish. $$. Authentic foods from Spain, fresh fish off the fire broiler, extensive tapas, as well as paellas and more. Emphasis on organic. Open for lunch and dinner, Wed-Mon. 8445 Sonoma Hwy. (Highway 12), at Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. 707.833.4500.

MARIN CO U N T Y Chez Pierre FrenchItalian-American. $$. A former Denny’s turned Parisian bistro, with surprisingly competent cozy French favorites like escargot and chicken Cordon

Locally sourced northern Italian dishes with a Californiacuisine touch. The house red is a custom blend from owner Paul Fradelizio. Lunch and dinner daily. 35 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1618.

Left Bank French. $$-$$$. Splendid, authentic French cuisine. Lunch, Mon-Sat; dinner daily; brunch, Sun. 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.927.3331. M&G’s Burgers & Beverages American. $. The ultimate in American cuisine. Crispy fries, good burgers and friendly locals chowing down. Lunch and dinner daily. 2017 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. 415.454.0655.

Nick’s Cove Seafood/ contemporary American. $$$$. Fresh from the bay oysters, upscale seafood, some steaks and a great burger. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 23240 State Route 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.

Piatti Italian. $$-$$$.Rustic, seasonal, Italian food. Kidfriendly. Lunch and dinner daily. 625 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.380.2525. Poggio Italian. $$-$$$. Truly transportive food, gives authentic flavor of the Old World. The cheaper way to travel Europe. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.7771.

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

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

Salito’s Crab House Seafood . $$$. Waterfront setting with extensive marine

N A PA CO U N TY 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.

Cole’s Chop House American steakhouse. $$$$$. Handsome, upscale 1950s-era steakhouse serving chophouse classics like dryaged porterhouse steak and Black Angus filet mignon. Wash down the red meat with a “nostalgia” cocktail. Dinner daily. 1122 Main St, Napa. 707.224.6328.

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

Fumé Bistro & Bar California cuisine. $$$. California bistro fare that nearly always hits the mark. Lunch and dinner daily. 4050 Byway E, Napa. 707.257.1999.

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

Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet Diner. $. Formerly Taylor’ Automatic Refresher.

San Francisco’s Zen Center turns 50 this year, and to celebrate it’s holding a special event at the Zen Center’s famed Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach on Saturday, Sept. 8 “Feasting in the Fields” will include guest speakers Wendy Johnson (Green Gulch Farm’s founding gardener), Sara Tashker (Green Gulch Farm’s director), chef Eric Gower (Breakaway Cook), Dave Stockdale (executive director of the Center for Urban Education and Sustainability), Olivia Maki (events coordinator for 18 Reasons), and Eijun Linda Cutts (the abiding abbess at the center). The speakers will introduce each course to highlight the ways Green Gulch Farm has been a pioneer in sustainable food systems, community building, cooking, farming and gardening. This outdoor, farm-to-table luncheon features vegetables grown at Green Gulch Farm with a menu created by Annie Somerville (pictured), executive chef of Greens Restaurant, and prepared by Aaron Jonas catering. There will also be farm tours, music, a raffle and a special program for children five through 12. Proceeds support the renovation of Cloud Hall at Green Gulch. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Green Gulch Farm. 1601 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach. 11:30am-2:30pm. $175 for individuals, $300 for couples and $50 for children. 888.743.9362.—Stett Holbrook

Lunch and dinner daily. 933 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.3486. Also at Oxbow Public Market, 644 First St, Napa. 707.224,6900.

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

Pizza Azzurro Italian. $. Run by a former Tra Vigne and Lark Creek Inn alum, the pizza is simple and thin, and ranks as some of the best in the North Bay. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner

daily. 1260 Main St (at Clinton), Napa. 707.255.5552.

Ubuntu Vegetarian. $$$$. Some of the most remarkable specimens of high-end vegetables and fruits available on a restaurant plate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1140 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5656. Zuzu Spanish tapas. $$. 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 CO U N TY Christopher Creek The tasting room is a small, woodpaneled anteroom stocked with bins of wine. There are no fountains, Italian tiles or anything not having to do directly with the business of sampling wines made on the premises. Chard and Cab shine. 641 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am–5pm. 707.433.2001.

Frick Winery Tailwagging hospitality team greets visitors at this rustic little bodega that’s anything if not picturesque. Proprietorrun winery specializes in lively Rhône-style blends and varietally bottled Syrah, Viognier; rare Counoise is a special treat. Honest, handmade wines with a sense of place. 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville. Open Saturday– Sunday, noon–4:30pm. Tasting complimentary with purchase. 707.857.1980. Mercury Geyserville No fee, 20 percent discount for Sonoma County residents and 12-pack wooden crates of mini-jug wine; two turntables, an LP record player–put on your winged shoes, it’s time to party in sleepy Geyserville! Also pickled comestibles, jam, peppers–and pretty good Pinot, Cab, Cab Franc, and Merlot. 20120 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. Open Thursday– Monday, 11am–6pm. No fee. 707.857.9870.

Thomas George Estates Pinot pioneer Davis Bynum hung up the hose clamp and sold his estate, but the good wine still flows in remodeled tasting room featuring a long bar and vineyard videos. Russian River Chard, Pinot and Zin; sweet berry flavors and long-lasting finishes. Caves completed for tours in 2010. 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 11am–5pm, daily. Tasting fee, $5. 707.431.8031.

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Virginia Marie Lambrix, who practices organic and biodynamic winegrowing— the artist who created VML’s wacky new labels said, “Ah, so you’re a witch!” Bewitching Russian River Valley Chard and Pinot, to be sure. 4035 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am– 5pm. $10 fee. 707.431.4404.

MARIN CO U N TY Bacchus & Venus A trendy place for beginners and tourists. Great place to learn the basics. 769 Bridgeway, Sausalito. Open daily, noon– 7pm. 415.331.2001. Pey-Marin Vineyards A Marin wine adventure where cow country meets conifer forest, at the historic, hospitable Olema Inn. Discover razor-lean “Shell Mound” Marin County Riesling, opaquely purple, yet eminently food-friendly “Punchdown” Syrah, and more. 10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema. Open daily from noon to 4pm. $12 fee. 415.663.9559.

Tam Cellars Spacious wine bar quietly distributes the soul-salve of the ages and, like its soul mate the coffee shop, passes the laptop test. Cheese plates, wine flights and comfortable seating arrangements make a nice place to convene with the companion or flat screen of one’s choice. Wine shop features international, eclectic selection at fair prices. 1803 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. Open Monday–Wednesday, 4–9pm; Thursday–Saturday, 4–10pm. 415.461.9463.

N A PA CO U N TY Acacia Vineyard Acclaimed Pinot and Chardonnay; their biggest client is Costco, but the tasting

room is a hole-in-the-wall in a drab beige facility. 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa. Monday through Saturday, 10am–4pm; Sunday, noon–4pm. $15. 707.226.9991.

Eagle & Rose Estate (WC) Tours of this small winery are led either by the winery owner or the winemaker himself. 3000 St. Helena Hwy. N., Napa. By appointment. 707.965.9463.

Nichelini Winery Take a joyride in the Napa backcountry and discover this rustic little winery that’s been in the family for generations. See the only Roman wine press in the Western Hemisphere. 2950 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena. Saturday and Sunday, 10am–5pm. No fee. 707.963.0717.

PlumpJack Winery Part of the huge empire in part helmed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Syrah, Merlot and more. 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville. Open daily, 10am– 4pm. 707.945.1220.

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

Robert Sinskey Vineyards In the lofty, barnlike hall–as elegant as a theater, as solid as a ski lodge–visitors can take in the tank room action; at least, the gleaming stainless steel, framed by wood and stonework and brewpub-style chalkboard menus imbues the space with a sense of energetic immediacy. “Gluttonous Flight” pairs savory munchables prepared in the gourmet demonstration kitchen with biodynamically farmed Careros Pinot Noir and Bordeaux varietals. Not to worry: there’s no flight for ascetics offered, so go for it. 6320 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open 10am–4:30pm daily. 707.944.9090.

Occidental Road Cellars A 100-year-old family affair BY JAMES KNIGHT

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ichard Prather was right on a demographic trend when he left his family’s Washington state alfalfa farm years ago, sure that he’d never go back to farming. In much of rural America, the average age of the family farmer is near retirement. Yet after skipping out halfway through a career managing auto body shops and in sales for DuPont, here he is now, riding a tractor up and down his wife’s family farm in west Sonoma County, growing grapes for ultra-premium wine. “Never say never,” Joelle Prather jestingly reminds him.

The whole story is that Joelle’s great-grandfather purchased the ranch in 1910 to grow apples and cherries on the ridgetops. Grapes weren’t planted until 1996, when her father, the late Vince Pedroia, was retiring from a veterinary career. Today, the Prathers farm 32 acres, selling the fruit to high-end clients like Schramsberg and Radio-Coteau. This allows them to reserve just 5 percent for their Occidental Road wines, which are available at a comparative “grower’s discount.” Richard, who went back to school to study viticulture, is the vineyard manager and winemaker. “We’re it, we’re everything,” says Joelle. “Growers, sales—and janitors!” There’s no tasting room per se. One-to-one contact with customers at events and state fairs is key, and the Prathers form personal connections with wine club members, just as they do with grape clients. Their 2010 Horseshoe Bend Vineyard Chardonnay ($25) has a floral aroma, with golden raisin and fermented apple. Oak is limited to a lingering caramel aftertaste, and the finish is chalky and crisp. The 2009 Pinot Noir ($34) is full of soft, raspberry and cherry fruit, with a hint of spicy Christmas candle. Coolclimate Syrah at its best, the 2007 Syrah ($38) serves up a modest dose of the varietal’s signature aromas of tobacco, leather and animal hide, and a hefty dollop of fresh plum, boysenberry fruit, finishing with plush tannins thoroughly integrated with the fruit. These wines bear the appellation Russian River Valley, although grown only yards away from the southwestern boundary. The vineyard sweeps downhill toward Freestone and sports a view of the blonde coastal hills beyond. Up here, it’s actually warm enough for Zinfandel to ripen. The 2008 Helen’s Ridge Zinfandel ($34) is the biggest surprise here, with a hint of savory aroma over pure, soft black cherry fruit. Atypically bottled in a Burgundian-style flask, it would make for an ideal brown-bag stunt to pull on your favorite “high-alcohol Zin” pooh-poohing Pinot fan. Surprise! Occidental Road Cellars, 2064 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Building 7, Sebastopol. Winery visits by appointment, Saturday 1–4pm. 707.874.9470.

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Carrying on Luther Burbank’s legacy, the Rare Fruit Growers exist at horticulture’s edge of experimentalism BY NICOLAS GRIZZLE

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his is an amazing world when you get into plants,” says Phil Pieri, approaching a Japanese raisin tree. “This tree produces a flower, kind of a long-stemmed thing. When you pick the flower and eat it, it tastes just like raisins.”

A member of the California Rare Fruit Growers of the Redwood Empire, Pieri has Illinois peaches and Pakistani mulberry, Japanese plums, Argentinean ombu,

Washington navel oranges and 10 kinds of dragonfruit from who-knows-where. He’s also got Mexican grande avocados planted from seeds from Luther Burbank’s farm in Sebastopol. But his favorite fruits are native to California. “Peaches,” he says when asked. “I love peaches, and a good pluot.” Between bites of the latter picked from his tree, with juice dripping down his chin, he exclaims, “Oh, delicious!” It may seem odd to scour the globe for fruit that may or may not thrive in the local Mediterranean climate. But Pieri and his fellow

rare fruiters consider cultivating, grafting and trading rare fruit trees a tribute to the fertile land, affable climate and agricultural heritage of the North Bay. He has over 300 different varieties of fruit on his one-acre plot in rural Sebastopol, some kept in a greenhouse to escape the coolness that can harm the more tropical varieties, like che or white sapote. The growers are varied in focus. Some, like Pieri, specialize in exotic fruits. Others are passionate about preserving heirloom species like the Fort Ross Gravenstein, the original apple brought to Fort

Ross when Russian settlers arrived about 150 years ago. “We’re trying to perpetuate the variety,” explains Pieri. “It’s a Gravenstein, basically. I hope it’s good, I haven’t tasted it. This is the first year it’s had anything on it.” Contrary to Burbank’s mission of innovation, Pieri says the Rare Fruit Growers focus on preserving what’s already known. “I don’t develop new varieties; I take the old varieties, things that don’t normally grow around here, you don’t see in the store,” Pieri says. “That’s what our group is all about. We’re kind of like Johnny ) 18

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18 Fruit ( 17 Appleseed, you might say. We want to perpetuate and protect the rare varieties that aren’t sold commercially and that you don’t see very often from disappearing. And a lot of them have already.” The beloved Gravenstein might be next. According to the Rare Fruit Growers, Sonoma County’s Gravenstein orchards have declined by almost 7,000 acres in the past 60 years, down to about 960 acres. “There are probably, worldwide, about 10,000 varieties of apples,” says Pieri. “About three or four thousand of those have already disappeared—that are recorded already. You can’t find them anymore, they’re not there.”

Banana Love Another plant that does surprisingly well in the affable North Bay climate is the banana. Vince Scholten, also known as Vince the Bananaman, has about 40 varieties in his greenhouses at NorCal Growers in Sebastopol— and all because he initially thought it’d be cool to have a banana plant in his huge, one-acre greenhouse. “I was a cut-flower grower at the time, and realized quite quickly that cut-flower growing is wonderful but it’s very time-consuming,” says Scholten. “My other love was just growing plants and propagating things. And so we opened up the nursery and started selling plants.” Bananas quickly became his niche. Scholten sold only the plants, because selling the fruit was difficult; all the fruit on a given plant ripens at the same time, and to sell that many bananas for just a short period of time each year would not have been feasible. There was money in the banana stand until 2010, when the economy started to go rotten. He had 70 varieties—4,500 plants in all—in one greenhouse at the business’ peak, but then Scholten injured his back, and, he says, “I couldn’t keep up with the gophers.” (Banana plants, which are the world’s largest herb—the fruit is also an herb—are soft and full of water, which burrowing animals love.) Scholten’s biggest seller was a banana called “ice cream.” Its blue

WHY NOT TRY IT? Some rare fruits must be grown in greenhouses, but many thrive outdoors in Sonoma County’s climate.

fruit, as it turns out, tastes just like vanilla-banana ice cream. Though not commercially available, it’s relatively simple to just grow in this area, even without a greenhouse. “There are pockets around every person’s house that you can plant a banana,” says Scholten, “and because it’s hot, you can get fruit.” Though the banana business is busted for now, Scholten still utilizes his three enormous greenhouses to grow food crops like tomatoes, herbs and lettuce. He also specializes in trellised trees, taking years to train them to grow along a fence, allowing for greater fruit production in a smaller space. Scholten has over 250 varieties of fruit on his property, and not all are grown for commercial reasons. His Indian blood peach, for example, growing on the side of the dirt road leading to a greenhouse, “makes the best jam you’ve ever tasted.”

Graft Jam Everyone enjoys fruit, but not everyone has acres of land to plant it. How can one grow multiple varieties of fruit trees on an apartment balcony? Simply stick a branch from one tree into the branch of another and let nature do the rest. Rare-fruiter Keith Borglum describes grafting this way: “If we

cut your finger off and graft it onto him, it’s your meat, so it’s gonna grow and look and be like you.” The graftee in the example chuckles, adding, “Unless I reject you and it falls off.” The possibilities of grafting are restricted only to the amount of fruit in one family. One rare-fruit member reportedly has taken this to the extreme, with a hundred varieties on one tree (he calls it a “fruit salad tree”). But it’s not uncommon to have around 10 different varieties on one strong rootstock. It saves space, and provides the ability to trade and try new varieties with minimal effort.

Passion for the Unusual Pieri has such a wide variety of pears fruiting at different times of the year that he can pick treeripened fruit in his backyard in almost any season. His sour cherry tree produces fruit so red it looks radioactive. And there’s sorbus, a small, persimmon-like fruit that ferments in its own skin. “You wait until it falls to the ground and turns brown and all mushy and ugly as sin, and you taste it; I like it,” says Pieri, implying that he’s in the minority. “That’s when it’s fermented and you can actually taste the alcohol.” Not quite enough

to bother trying to get drunk, he says, “but enough to tell it’s there.” Though he has a plenty of peculiar fruit, Pieri is known to some as “the babaco guy.” Babaco is a papaya relative with melony flesh and a unique, semi-sweet and slightly acidic flavor. He’s tried to introduce babaco to area markets like the Berkeley Bowl and to chefs, including John Ash, but to no avail. “People are not used to it; they didn’t care for it, it just didn’t go over,” he says of the Ecuadorian delight. “I was trying to find out if it would be commercial, and I don’t think so, here.” That’s not his main focus, though. “I don’t try and sell them,” says Pieri. “I don’t have the time or the inclination. I just grow them, and most of them just go over the fence to the cows.” So why even bother? For Pieri, the process is as important as the end result. “It’s kind of a passion with me,” he says. “I just like to grow things.” The Rare Fruit Grower’s annual Festival of Fruit, this year combined with the National Heirloom Expo, takes place Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 11–13, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. $10 daily; $25 three-day pass. The rare fruit growers host tours and a welcoming reception on Sept. 10. See www.festivaloffruit.org and www.theheirloomexpo.com.

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Fill in the You know you have to do something about that plain white wall or awkwardly empty space in your house. That’s where Art in the Park, the Petaluma Arts Association’s largest event of the year, comes in. Featuring hundreds of works in the second and third dimension, Art in the Park takes over Walnut Park with plenty of options for sprucing up the living space. Live music and a strategically placed playground for the kids augment this 55th annual soiree; cheers to another year of creativity on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8–9, at Walnut Park. D Street and South Petaluma Boulevard, Petaluma. 10am– 5pm. Free. 707.762.2978.

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Street Selections The best of the best is out in force at the Napa River Wine and Crafts Fair. This festival showcases over 150 artists and their original handcrafted arts and crafts—and it’s juried, so you know you’re not going to be looking at backyard scraps. Enjoy the aesthetic eye candy while strolling to the beat of live music, a classy glass of wine in hand and maybe some street food in the other to balance it out. Might want to watch your step, though; you’ll just be one of the expected 25,000 people there. Practice your weaving-through-a-crowd skills before coming out on Saturday, Sept. 8, on First and Main Street and Veteran’s Park, downtown Napa. 10am–6pm. Free. 925.372.8961.

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Birthday Jazz Grammy-winner Jack DeJohnette couldn’t have wished for a snazzier 70th birthday celebration. This bass-kicking, snare-snapping, hi-hatting legend joins two of his famous buddies to form an unforgettable trio: the illustrious keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea runs a 10-fingered marathon to keep to the beat, and the well-awarded bassist Stanley Clarke riffs on the rhythm with prodigious plucking. The three have played and recorded together for decades, and with three jazz masters in the house, you’ll have cake and eat it too on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $80–$85. 707.226.7372.

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Stronger Than ‘Jerkface’ Jerks these days throw the word “asshole” around like an overplayed One Direction song so often that the vulgar profanity has lost its 60 years of glory. Why, when I was your age, we called each other cads, bounders, heels; “asshole” was just for that one special person in life. Regardless of whom it’s applied to—Todd Akin or the driver that cut you off this morning—we can all agree the word has earned its rightful place in the dictionary. Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg’s Ascent of the A-Word explains the colorful history of this indispensable curse. Insults aside, let’s all be wiseasses and discuss the true definition of America’s favorite seven-lettered word on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 1pm. 415.927.0960.

STRONG PERSUADER Robert Cray plays the Uptown Theatre on Sept. 8. See Concerts, p25.

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ArtsIdeas AIR RAID Junot DĂ­az has been trying for years to write a science-ďŹ ction novel inspired by his apocalyptic dreams.

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and within slight distance of New York City, during the nuclear threat of the 1980s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was one of those kids that grew up in a time where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be sitting there watching the news, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suddenly ďŹ&#x201A;ash a map of New York City, and they would show a big black ring of every area, of every town, every person within that range that would be utterly obliterated,â&#x20AC;? DĂ­az says by phone from the East Coast where he splits his time between N.Y.C.

and Cambridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And of course, we were deep in the heart of that ring.â&#x20AC;? Inspired in part by personal hero Octavia Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;author of the brilliant, Nebula Awardâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;winning novel Parable of the Sowerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;DĂ­az has spent years trying to write a science ďŹ ction novel inspired in part by his apocalyptic dreams. An excerpt from his latest attempt-in-process appears in the June issue of The New Yorker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monstroâ&#x20AC;? takes place in the

Dominican Republic and tells of an epidemic that springs up in Haiti, producing 40-foot-tall cannibalistic creatures. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the stuff of nightmares, told in the typical DĂ­az voice of a 19-year-old Dominican-American male whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more interested in getting laid than soul searching at the abyss. Still, DĂ­az isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very interested in discussing his latest project, which he says is just in the early stage, though he does admit that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;apocalyptic history of both the Dominican Republic and the United States has resonated with me and continues to shape a lot of the interests in my work.â&#x20AC;? That, plus a steady diet of movies like The Terminator, which heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually used in the curriculum in a post-apocalyptic lit class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how nerdy I am,â&#x20AC;? he says with a laugh, after proclaiming that â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only Sarah Connor that dreams of the world exploding.â&#x20AC;? DĂ­azâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; latest collection, This Is How You Lose Her, follows the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but he says it was written over a span of 17 years. Though they may not deal in actual end-ofthe-world matters, the collectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories capture the steady unraveling of one DominicanAmerican man (aside from one told by a female narrator) from childhood through adulthood. Yunior, the character also at the center of Drown, the 1996 collection that got DĂ­az pinned as the next â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;? writer, reappears here. Yunior also happens to be DĂ­azâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood nickname, though the stories are packaged as ďŹ ction and not memoir. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a bad guy,â&#x20AC;? Yunior says in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sun, the Moon, the Stars,â&#x20AC;? the opening story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know how that soundsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;defensive, unscrupulousâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

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like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good.â&#x20AC;? The next 200 pages show Yunior to be a cheater and an occasional liar, but always a man struggling for clarity and love. The last story, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Cheaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to Love,â&#x20AC;? especially nails this point home, when after a failed longterm relationship, Yunior goes on doomed self-improvement kicks (running, Bikram yoga) that end in injury and emotional despair. The ending remains unresolved, with Yunior on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cusp of transformation,â&#x20AC;? in the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words, but still not quite there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the reader to write that ďŹ nal chapter,â&#x20AC;? DĂ­az says. Yunior is a reader and a thinker, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also trapped in what DĂ­az describes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;hetero-normative patriarchy.â&#x20AC;? He and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;boysâ&#x20AC;? describe women as bitches and hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and deďŹ ne women and lovers ďŹ rst by their body parts, second by their personalities. When I offer up that, as a woman, it was difficult at times to see past this raw voice, DĂ­az claims that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important not to confuse representation with approbation. In an era when the denial of racism or sexism dominates discourse, says DĂ­az, those who do the best job of reminding people of their oppression are artists. Looking away from the ugly side of life wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything to make things better, a point driven home in This Is How You Lose Her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can you even be in on the conversation if you avoid it?â&#x20AC;? DĂ­az says, choosing his words with deliberate emphasis, as beďŹ ts his job as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten into a very weird place in our culture where most of us are deeply avoidant of the kind of conversation that would be required to, in many ways, alter or improve our situation. Because to alter and improve our situation means looking into the abyss.â&#x20AC;?

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n The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” explains actordirector Barry Martin, “the show takes place in the town of Starke, Florida, which apparently really exists. But it could be set anywhere that the trailer-trash subculture exists—which is pretty much everywhere.” The gleefully trashy musical, created by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso, was an off-Broadway hit when it first appeared in 2005, inspiring the New York Sun to call it a “cross between South Park and Desperate Housewives.” When Martin was asked to direct the show for the Sixth Street Playhouse, where it opens a four-week run this weekend, the opportunity offered a marked departure from the classic

musicals and serious dramas he’d previously been associated with. “Something about it just appealed to me,” says Martin. “I’m from the Ozarks, and I had a sister who lived in a trailer park in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, so I’ve got this stuff in my bones.” The Great American Trailer Park Musical features a stellar cast of local performers, including Taylor Bartolucci (dazzling in last year’s Kiss Me, Kate) as Pippi, a stripper on the run hiding out at the lowrent Armadillo Acres trailer park after fleeing her outrageously obnoxious, possibly homicidal exboyfriend Duke (Mark Bradbury, recently in The Producers). Her presence at the park stirs up the longtime locals, including hapless tollbooth collector Norbert (Craig Miller, Sixth Street’s artistic director) and his wife, Jeannie (Julianne Lorenzen, Marvelous Wonderettes), who’s been agoraphobically confined to their trailer ever since a mysterious event several years ago. Acting as a kind of gossipy Greek chorus are the neighbors Betty (Daniella Innocenti Beem, Drowsy Chaperone), Lin (Shannon Rider, Legally Blonde), and Pickles (Alise Girard and Natalie Herman). “My main job in directing this cast,” says Martin, “was to create an environment where they could all just do their thing. The people we lined up for this show are so good and so funny, directing them turned out to be unbelievably easy.” For the show, the intimate Studio Theater is being transformed into a run-down Southern trailer park, complete with a six-foothigh loft where a live rock band accompanies the musical mayhem. “This is a quintessentially American story,” says Martin. “I’ve been asked if the play is too shocking to bring kids to. You should definitely leave the kids at home, but I wouldn’t actually call this show ‘shocking.’” Adds Martin, “It’s too goofy and ridiculous to be shocking.” ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ runs Thursday–Sunday through Sept. 30 at Sixth Street Playhouse. 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Thursday–Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm matinee. $20–$25. 707.523.4185.

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he movie Sleepwalk with Me is made for devoted fans of Mike Birbiglia’s stories on NPR’s This American Life. The Brooklyn comic co-wrote, co-directed (with Seth Barrish) and stars in this adaptation of his one-man show. The film, based on Birbiglia’s short stories, is produced by NPR’s Ira Glass.

Tragedy undergirds Birbiglia’s comedy: a rare yet major disease called REM behavior disorder. Birbiglia’s “Matt,” a standup comedian, has three worries. His career as a comedian is stalled. He has a girlfriend, Abby (Lauren Ambrose of Six Feet Under), who wants to get married and have a baby. Lastly, there’s his own untreated sleep disorder, causing him to wake up with nightmares. Matt bartends at a comedy club, where he’s a comedian used for emergencies only. He seems to get more rest onstage than he does in bed at night; his style surpasses even the somnambulism of the laid-back Joel Hodgson. Matt’s problems coalesce when he hooks up with an aging, disinterested agent named Colleen (Sondra James). Colleen doesn’t think much of Matt, but

she books him at minor gigs all over New England. The woodsy road-trip scenes open up the picture, as do the streetscapes of well-off, leafy Brooklyn. Still, the comedian’s passivity both on and offstage grows wearying, though there’s something about this puttylike underachiever that must bring out the maternal side of women, because Birbiglia has a noteworthy supporting cast of actresses. The quirky, lively Ambrose comes on with a lot of dazzle. Her Abby weaves her fine red hair into Slavic braids, and she rocks out at a party to a uke version of the 1927 tune “Side by Side.” The question of whether or not to settle down should have some pungency, especially when it’s clear how badly Abby wants to nest. She’s a determinedly sweet character, though, whose needs have no edge or pain underneath. But even though Birbiglia is acting out his own personal life, Sleepwalk with Me is less funny than puny. There are such things as sweet little movies (Robot and Frank, for example), but this is relentlessly miniature, the tiniest film of the year. ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ opens Friday, Sept. 7, at multiple theaters.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;With any genre today, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to pinpoint,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rolling Stones could have been called an Americana band, even though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not American. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the Avett Brothers and Robert Plant making Americana records. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard thing to deďŹ ne.â&#x20AC;? That said, the nominations are impressive: Album of the Year for last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Here We Rest, Song of the Year for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alabama Pines,â&#x20AC;? Artist of the Year for Isbell, and Duo/Group of the Year for Isbell and the 400 Unit.

The acclaim for Isbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songwriting is well deserved. Isbell ďŹ rst started to gain notice after joining the Drive-By Truckers and becoming one of three primary writers in that group. Isbell spent the next six years touring and recording with the Truckers before splitting in 2007 to start a solo career. Over the course of those three albums, Isbell has, if anything, become an even better songwriter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do think if you practice something, you get better at it, especially if it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make you rich,â&#x20AC;? Isbell says of his songwriting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened to a lot of people. They make a lot of money and get soft. They lose their connection to everyday life. Luckily, that hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happened to me, at least not yet.â&#x20AC;? Many of Isbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs, like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alabama Pine,â&#x20AC;? evoke speciďŹ c people and places, becoming musical short stories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like people who do that, bands and artists who write from a placeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;people like Calexico, James McMurtry and Springsteen have done that really well over the years,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to know where people are from.â&#x20AC;? Live, Isbell and the 400 Unit deliver songs with intensity. At a recent show, they followed the twang and backbeat of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tour of Dutyâ&#x20AC;? from Here We Rest with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Decoration Day,â&#x20AC;? one of his bestknown songs from his Drive-By Trucker days. Isbell can be poignant onstage as well, as when he follows â&#x20AC;&#x153;OutďŹ t,â&#x20AC;? a song he wrote based on his dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice, with the very sad â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dress Blues,â&#x20AC;? one of the best songs yet about the Iraq War Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard. So whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the key to his writing? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paying attention and trying to be a good writer,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153; I know a lot of songwriters who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read a lot. They think it affects their style somehow. I try to read a lot and try to pay attention to my surroundings. If you do that, I think you can come out with something.â&#x20AC;? Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit play Friday, Sept. 7, at the Mystic Theatre. 21 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8:30pm. $17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$21. 707.765.2121.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY American Philharmonic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fall Flingâ&#x20AC;? features David Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazz Bandits, 24 Karat Brass & the String-Along Quartet. Sep 11, 5:30pm. $25$30. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Ray Bonneville World-class guitarist, harmonica player and hardhitting songwriter appears with Nina Gerber. Sep 7, 8pm. $25. Studio E, Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol.

Hohlax Trio The bouzouki, oud and violin take center stage as Greek musicians bring Athens to West County. Sep 9, 5pm. $20. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Jeff Denson Quartet Bassist extraordinaire plays with Ralph Alessi and others to make jazz alchemy. Sep 5 at 7:30. Donation. Green Music Center Rm. 1029, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2122.

guitar hero plays solo show. Sep 9, 8pm. $30. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Robert Cray Five-time Grammy-winning bluesman touring in support of his latest album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Time.â&#x20AC;? Sep 8, 8pm. $35-$45. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Harvest Festival Kellie Fuller & the Lagniappe Trio, Melina Diaz (American Idol Winner), Katelyn Leveque, Tori Anna, Dell Parker, Hannah Cohen and others. Sep 8, 4pm. $15. Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Jack DeJohnette Trio One of the greatest drummers in jazz history unites with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. Sep 9, 8pm. $80-$85. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Janet Klein Ukulele chanteuse joined by Gerald Ross and the Flea by Night Band. Sep 7, 8pm. $25-$50. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roma Roasters Sep 7, Solid Air. Sep 8, EZ Kewl. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Arlene Francis Theater Sep 6, Religious Girls, Teenage Sweater, Fever Witch & Memory Boys. Sep 7, Iditarod, Kinship, Not to Reason Why, Girls in Suede, Echorev. Sep 9, Tiny Pyramids, 8th Grader. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Aubergine Sep 6, My Last Line, the Business End, Shells. Sep 7, Plectrum Duo, Uncle Wiggly. Sep 8, Pepperland. Sep 9, Moonbeams. Sep 11, Sol Seed, Bluesy Tuesday with Bruce Klein. Mon, Art & Music with Stanley Mouse. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Doc Hollidayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon Sep 8, Piece of My Heart. Mon, DJ Mixxxa. Wed, Country Music Wednesdays. 138 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.623.5453.

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Willie Nelson & Family The Red-Headed Stranger strolls through like-minded Marin. Sep 9, 8pm. $69.50$89.50. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

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Sep 7, David Udolf and Lorenzo Farrell. Sep 8, Chris Amberger Trio. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Jasper O’Farrell’s Sep 12, NVO. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Lagunitas Tap Room Sep 5, JimBo Trout. Sep 6, David Grier. Sep 7, the Stratospheres. Sep 8, Whiskey Thieves. Sep 9, the Tonewoods. Sep 12, Derek & Damir. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon Sep 9, Rock-Cital XIV. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Main Street Station Sep 7 and 9, Jess Petty. Sep 12, Phat Chance. Sep 6, Hand Me Down. Sep 8, Susan Sutton. Mon, Greg Hester. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

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Sep 7, Sonoma Mountain Band. Sep 8, Larry Carlin’s Mostly Simply Bluegrass Night. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre Sep 7, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Poland Calling The unofficial intergalactic gangster lands at Juke Joint The Polish Ambassador is an Oakland transplant from the East Coast who rightfully belongs in the Bay Area’s progressive electro/hiphop mash-up scene. Born David Sugalski, the self-proclaimed “beat machine from the future” harbors a “no genre left behind” mentality that’s intriguing, innovative and mostly eccentric, mixing electro, hip-hop and ’80s synth with jungle, dub and electronica’s latest genrebending freshness, glitch-rap. Sugalski’s entire discography—seven albums and 30-plus remixes—is available for free download. (Although the opportunity may or may not be available forever, it’s an ingenious marketing tool.) This week ignites the nationwide Super Powers tour featuring special guest Ample Mammal, the Ambassador’s down-tempo alter ego. Shifting between the two in a $3.99 yellow jumpsuit, armed with a laptop and an eightline midi controller, his intelligent beats are always tailored-to-fit. The Polish Ambassador and Oakland visual artist Liminus are fresh off the Playa Thursday night, revealing a custom light and sound performance certain to reflect an unofficial Burning Man decompression. Catch the two on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $15. 707.829.7300. —Jacquelynne Ocaña

Occidental Center for the Arts Sep 9, Hohlax Trio. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental.

Phoenix Theater

Redwood Cafe

Sep 8, Taj He Spitz, D-Lo, Beeda Weeda, HD. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Sep 7, Trio Pacifico. Sep 8, Saffell. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Russian River Brewing Co Sep 9, Honey Dust. 725 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.BEER.

Society: Culture House

Spanckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sep 7, Joshua Paige. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Sprengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tap Room Sep 8, Band Camp. Wed, Sonoma County Blues Society live music. 446 B St, Santa Rosa. 707.544.8277.

Studio E Sep 7, Ray Bonneville & Nina Gerber. Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol.

Tradewinds Sep 5 and 9, Timothy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil. Sep 7, Feral Moon. Sep 8, Herb in Movement. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Vino di Amore Sep 8, Michael Hantman. 105 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.6166.

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Beso Negro. Sep 8, Sage, Beso Negro. Mon, acoustic open mic. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Rancho Nicasio Sep 7, Todd Wolfe. Sep 9, Marcia Ball. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Sausalito Seahorse Sep 6, Castles in Spain. Sep 7, Dynamo Jones. Sep 8, Gini Wilson. Sep 9, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

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

NAPA COUNTY Mon, Tues, Alvon. Wed, Fri, Tom Duarte. Thurs, Taylor Brown. Sat, Sun, Lloyd Gregory. 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.4101.

Downtown Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brewery & Restaurant Sun, DJ Night. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

Napa Valley Opera House Sep 7, 8pm, Janet Klein. Sep 9, Jack DeJohnette Trio featuring Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Smileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sep 6, Snowblind Traveler. Sep 7, Duke& the Boys. Sep 8, Hang Jones. Mon, reggae. Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Sweetwater Music Hall Sep 5, James Nash & the Nomads. Sep 7, American Babies. Sep 8, Hot Buttered Rum. Mon, Open Mic. Every other Wednesday, Wednesday Night Live. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Terrapin Crossroads Sep 8, American Babies. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael.

Sep 7, Amber Snider CD release and B-Day Bash. Sep 8, Harvest Festival with Kellie Fuller. Sep 12, Pion 2 Zion, On 3. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833. Sep 8, Robert Cray. Sep 9, Buckethead. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123. Wed, Gentlemen of Jazz. Sun, James and Ted. 1040 Clinton St, Napa. 707.255.6646.

Sep 9, Willie Nelson and Family. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

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At 29, Swedish songwriter Kristian Matsson is not, contrary to what one might assume, very tall. Sep 6 at the Fox Theater.

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Michael Gira & Co. celebrate 30th anniversary as a band with tour that is â&#x20AC;&#x153;NOT A REUNION.â&#x20AC;? Sep 10 at the Regency Ballroom.

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Wed, Gallery Wednesday. DJs and art curated by Jared Powell. Thurs, Casa Rasta. First Friday of every month, Neon with DJ Paul Timbermann and guests. Sun, Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Sunday School. 528 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, No phone.

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OPENINGS Sep 6 At 6pm. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand Salon,â&#x20AC;? nonjuried exhibition. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Sep 7 At 4pm. RiskPress Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hand Crafted Books,â&#x20AC;? Sonoma County Book Arts Guild show. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

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At 5pm. Gallery One, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invitational Anniversary Exhibit,â&#x20AC;? featuring 25 international artists. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277. At 6pm. Arts Guild of Sonoma, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Mentor Program & Member Show.â&#x20AC;? 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.

Sep 8 At 5pm. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Things Orangeâ&#x20AC;? explores how artists incorporate orange. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970. At 5pm. Hannah Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Architects, Activists and Avengers: the Black Panther Party 1968.â&#x20AC;? 170 Donahue St, Marin. 415.419.1605.

SONOMA COUNTY Art in the Park Sep 8-9, 10am-5pm, Tents and booths filled with artists and their wares surround the quaint gazebo in the center of the park. Music by Petaluma Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portable piano and the Rivereens. Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard South and D Street, Petaluma.

Arts Guild of Sonoma Sep 5-Oct 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Mentor Program & Member Show,â&#x20AC;? featuring works of Sonoma Valley High School students. Reception, Sep 7, 6pm. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. WedThurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

Gallery 300 Sep 8-22, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Works on Paperâ&#x20AC;? by Alejandro Salazar. Reception, Sep 8, 6pm. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. Open Sat, 12 to 5, and by appointment. 707.332.1212.

Gallery One Through Nov 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invitational Anniversary Exhibit,â&#x20AC;? featuring 25 international artists. Reception, Sep 7, 5pm. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts Through Sep 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Things Orangeâ&#x20AC;? explores how artists purposefully incorporate orange into their medium. Reception, Sep 8, 5pm. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. Daily, 11 to 6. 707.431.1970.

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At 6pm. Gallery 300, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Works on Paperâ&#x20AC;? by Alejandro Salazar. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.332.1212.

Through Nov 8, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ancestors of Mexico,â&#x20AC;? artifacts, photos and more. Free. 221 Matheson St, Healdsburg. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.431.3325.

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At 2pm. Marin Society of Artists, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fall Rental Show,â&#x20AC;? original artwork available to rent. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561. At 4pm. Osher Marin JCC, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Did What to My Comics!?!â&#x20AC;? papercuts by Isaac BrynjegardBialik. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

Sep 8, 2pm, Art auction benefitting Face to Face. $75. 8400 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor.

No. 9 Parking Garage Sep 8, 3-8pm, mustache competition and bicyclethemed art show portraying Santa Rosa from a different venue (top of garage). Free. 97 D St., Santa Rosa.

Occidental Center for the Arts Through Oct 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Body of

Art,â&#x20AC;? figurative art from local artists. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Sep 23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Threads of Illusion,â&#x20AC;? small-scale weavings by Adela Akers. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

RiskPress Gallery Through Sep 23, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hand Crafted Books,â&#x20AC;? Sonoma County Book Arts Guild sixth year anniversary show. Reception, Sep 7, 4pm. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Sep 6-27, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand Salon,â&#x20AC;? nonjuried exhibition in salon style. Reception, Sep 6, 6pm. 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery Through Sep 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Prayer: Listening to Nature,â&#x20AC;? acrylic paintings by Sandy Eastoak. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

Sonoma County Museum Through Sep 9, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treesâ&#x20AC;? featuring the large-scale oil paintings of Chester Arnold. Curatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tour, Sep 7, 11am. Through Sep 9, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonoma Oaks: Points of Viewâ&#x20AC;? featuring Hugh Livingstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multimedia installations on the patterns and sounds of California oak habitats. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Sep 13, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cross Pollination,â&#x20AC;? the art of painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. WedSun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

Towers Gallery Through Sep 30, Frank Oravetz, photography and Melissa Cox, watercolors, celebrate the summer. 240 N Cloverdale Blvd, Ste 2, Cloverdale. 707.894.4331.

MARIN COUNTY Elsewhere Gallery Through Sep 15, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kings of Imagination,â&#x20AC;? featuring works by Bill Dempster, Jack Carter & Stonefox. 1828 Sir Francis

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PAPERCUTS ‘Works on Paper’ by Alejandro Salazar opens Sept. 8 at Gallery 300

in Santa Rosa. See Openings, adjacent.

Drake Blvd, Fairfax. Daily, 11 to 6. 415.526.2855.

Gallery Route One Through Sep 30, 150 artists each receive a small wooden box to create something amazing. Nothing living, though. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

The Hannah Gallery Through Nov 5, “Architects, Activists and Avengers: the Black Panther Party 1968,” photographs by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. Reception, Sep 8, 5pm. 170 Donahue St, Marin. ThursSat, 1-5pm. 415.419.1605.

Marin Society of Artists Sep 9-Oct 6, “Fall Rental Show” is an exhibit of original artwork pieces available to rent. Reception, Sep 9, 2pm. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. MonThurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 415.454.9561.

Osher Marin JCC Sep 9-Nov 30, “You Did What to My Comics!?!” papercuts by Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik. Reception, Sep 9, 4pm. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

NAPA COUNTY di Rosa Through Sep 23, “Entering the Wild” featuring the work of Trish Carney, Adriane Colburn and others. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

ECHO Gallery Through Oct 6, “Creatures,” sculptures, paintings, photos and drawings by six artists. 1348 A Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.812.2201.

Grand Hand Gallery Through Oct 29, “Drawn from Nature,” drawings and sculptures by Maash Pascal and Patti Wessman. 1136 Main St, Napa. No phone.

Napa Valley Museum Through Sep 23, “Memory Bank II: An Exhibition of Place and People” captures people and places of Napa’s history during an era of transition in photos and film. Through Sep 29, “Secret Life of Paper,” celebrating paper as an art medium. Includes work by Patti Brown, Deborah Donahower and others. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Wed-Mon, 10 to 5. 707.944.0500.

Comedy Dana Carvey Comedy and conversation hosted by Mark Pitta in centennial celebration benefiting the MaryKnoll Sisters Worldwide Ministries. Sep 8, 7pm. $75-$125. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Marco’s Funny Dozen Hosted by Marco Alvarez, headliner William Head. Sep 5, 7pm. $5. Guayakí Maté Bar,

6782 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.6644.

Santa Rosa Comedy Nights Comedy open mic hosted by MC Ricky Del Rosario. First Thurs of every month. Free. Heritage Public House, 1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.540.0395.

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

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Gaia’s Garden Wed, Sep 5 8:45–9:45am; 4:30–5:30pm Jazzercise 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 10am–12:15pm Scottish Country Dance Youth & Family 7–10pm Singles & Pairs Square Dance Club

International Vegetarian Buffet Wed, Sept 5, 8pm Smooth Jazz

Shade

Thur, Sep 6 7:15–10pm

8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise Circles N’ Squares Square Dance Club

Fri, Sept 7, 9pm, $5 All -star funk, fusion, blues and soul

American Folk Art Festival

Fri, Sep 7 7:15–11pm

Sat, Sept 8, 8pm Folk and Funk

Primitive American folk art antiques blended with original contemporary creations. Sep 8, 9am-3pm. $7. Madonna Estate Winery, 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa. 707.255.8864.

8:45–9:45am Jazzercise DJ Steve Luther hosts a WEST COAST SWING PARTY

Sat, Sep 8 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 10:25am–1:30pm Scottish Challenge Dance with Gary Thomas 7–11pm Circles N’ Squares HOEDOWN

Artistry in Wood Family Day Demonstrations with wooden tops, fun and creative art projects and a scroll saw demonstration creating jigsaw puzzles to decorate and take home. Sep 8, 11am-2pm. $7. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

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Sun, Sep 9 8:30–9:30am Jazzercise 1:30–3:30pm VINTAGE DANCE with Gary Thomas 5–9:30pm DJ Steve Luther COUNTRY WESTERN LESSONS & DANCING $10 Mon, Sep 10 8:45–9:45am; 4:30–5:30pm Jazzercise 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7–10pm SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING Tues, Sep 11 8:45–9:45am; 5:45–6:45pm Jazzercise 7:30–10pm AFRICAN AND WORLD MUSIC DANCE

Santa Rosa’s Social Hall since 1922 1400 W. College Avenue • Santa Rosa, CA 707.539.5507 • www.monroe-hall.com

Soul Fuse The Ruminators Gais’s Garden is now open on Sundays!

Mon, Sept 10, 6-8pm Literary Salon

Dine with the Authors Wed, Sept 12, 7-9pm Traditional French Folk

French Session Fri, Sept 14, 7–9pm Da Fe, Italian Cafe

Monkey Fight Comedy 9-10:30pm, $5 Sat, Sept 15, 8-10pm

Doug Jayne Presents Wed Sept 19, 9pm Helen Pachynski Hosts Comedy Open Mic &INE"EERS7INESs$ 4 minimum Delicious food at a reasonable price Open Everyday, 11:30am-9:30pm 1899 Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa 707.54 4.2491 www.gaiasgardenonline.com

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monthly at 1, meet, watch and talk to a professional cartoonist. Sep 8, Eddie Ahn. Free. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

equipment and maintenance of AG Dept facilities, fees, travel expenses and other chapter needs. Sep 9, 1pm. Free. Carinalli Ranch, 2900 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa.

EcoFair Marin

Tour de Fuzz

Over 80 exhibits, do-it-yourself demonstrations and speakers, including author Van Jones. Sep 9, 10am-6pm. $5. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Ride one of three options through the rolling hills of wine country in this fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Sonoma County. Sep 8. $65-$85. Ursuline High School, 90 Ursuline Rd, Santa Rosa.

Environmental Discovery Center Celebration Turtle expert speaks in this series of nature presentations. Sep 9, 1pm. Free. Environmental Discovery Center, Spring Lake, Violetti Road, Santa Rosa. 707.539.2865.

Memory Boxes Family day at the Museum. Create a box to help you remember the year, a vacation, a person you miss or an important event in your life. Sep 8, 2pm. Free. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

Wild Cat Adventure Learn what you can do to help save these magnificent animals from extinction and see them in person, alive onstage. Sep 9, 3pm. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Wine Country Optics Faire & Nature Festival The leading binocular and scope companies in the country with 15 nature organizations from the Bay Area. Sep 9, 10am-3pm. Free. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.933.3010.

Field Trips Bill & Dave Hikes This 10-mile strenuous hike has a total elevation gain of 2,000 feet and will last approximately six hours. Sep 8, 9:45am. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood.

Sebastopol Ag Boosters Meet & Greet The club raises funds for Sebastopol FFA for supplies,

Film The Adventures of Tintin Film night in the park featuring Steven Spielberg’s computeranimated adventure. Sep 8, 8pm. Donation. China Camp State Park, N San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 415.456.0766.

“Mary Poppins” on Sep 7. 8:30pm. DeTurk Round Barn, Decker and Prince streets, Santa Rosa.

Food & Drink Beer in the Plaza Soroptimists’ 26th annual event featuring over 30 microbrews and live music. Sep 8, 2-6pm. $20. Downtown Plaza, Downtown Healdsburg, Healdsburg.

Beer Tasting & Eats Benefit for the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History with Ken Weaver, author of “Northern California Craft Beer Guide.” Sep 10, 6pm. $30. Saltwater Oyster Depot, 12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness. 415.299.3736.

Bone Apetit

Filmmakers David Vassar and Sally Kaplan in person for screening of part one of their two-part TV special. Sep 9, 7pm. $12. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

This “Celebration of Great Pairings” features live and silent auctions to raise funds for Canine Companions, food and wine from over 50 venues and pooch-training demonstrations. Sep 9, 1-6pm. $75. Canine Companions for Independence, 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.577.1700.

Goodbye First Love

Chili N Wheels

California Forever

When he leaves her to travel through South America, she is devastated. But over the next eight years, she develops into a more fully formed woman. Sep 8, 7pm. $10. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

I Lost It at the Movies with Mort Sahl Comedian hosts screening of “Two for the Road.” Sep 5, 7:30pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Mamma Mia! Film night in the park of the ABBA-heavy flick. Sep 7, 8pm. Donation. Old Mill Park, Throckmorton and Cascade, Mill Valley.

Unacceptable Levels Film reveals the truth about toxins in the environment. Panel discussion afterward. Sep 11, 7pm. $7. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

West End Summer Movie Night Movies at the barn include

Forty booths of chili, car show, marching band performance and more. Sep 8, 10am-3pm. Free. Driven Raceway Parking Lot, 4601 Redwood Dr, Rohnert Park.

Chosen Spot Pop-Up Dinners Luther Burbank Home and Gardens hosts series of fundraiser dinners prepared by chef John Lyle. Sat, Sep 8, 5:30pm. $75. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa Avenue at Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. 707.524.5445.

Heirloom Festival Keynote speakers Jeffrey Smith, Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva speak on GMOs, Slow Food and other topics. Over 100 speakers scheduled. Sep 11-13, 11am-9pm. $10-$25. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.545.4200.

Southern Style BBQ Rocker Oysterfeller’s classic Southern-style BBQ. Sep 9, noon-4pm. $24-$30. Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Guest Center, 12747 El

CRITIC’S CHOICE

The Art of Paper

Cumulus Presents & Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

Upcoming Concerts

Lucy Kaplansky

CD (Reunion) release show

Electric Aircraft! Science Buzz Cafe features Dr Larry Ford, VP CAFÉ Foundation Green Flight Challenge. Sep 12, 7pm. $4. French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Garden as Medicine

Mustache Rides Parking lot overtaken by bikes and brawn The Pancho Villa. The Magnum. Fu Manchu. The Dali. Mustaches are so much fun—and what goes better with funny facial hair than bicycles? What started 10 years ago as a “’stache bash” in friends’ houses around Santa Rosa has bloomed into ’Staches and Spokes, a celebration of the natural combination of the love of cycling and the lip sweater. “We decided to take it out into a public forum,” says organizer Jessica Strange, “because we were tired of cleaning up people’s houses, basically.” The day features live music by Choque Different, Dan P and the Bricks, the Budrows, Elephant, and Rush and Attack, and an art show featuring over two dozen local artists, including Bohemian cover artists Sheryl Chapman, Wil Smith, Mica Jennings and Saif Azzuz. The Whiskeydrome daredevil cycling experiment will be up and rolling, and, of course, there’s the mustache contest. At this event, the favorite has to be the Handlebar. “The good, thick and hairy always seem to win,” says Strange. ’Staches and Spokes takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, at the top level of the No. 9 parking garage. Fifth and Beaver streets, Santa Rosa. 3–8pm. Free. Mustache contest entries are due by 5pm.—Nicolas Grizzle

Camino Bodega, Freestone. 707.874.1010.

Lectures

Spaghetti Cook-Off Home-cooked pasta and music from the Symptomatics. Prizes awarded. Sep 8, 4pm. $15. Rio Nido Roadhouse, 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

Elements of Design Debey Zito discusses her art nouveau furniture. Sep 6, 6pm. $10-$15. Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Learn techniques for harvesting and preserving the abundance of produce that comes from a healthy garden including canning, lactofermentation, and pickling and dehydration techniques. Sep 8, 9am. $45. Ceres Community Project, 7351 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.8295.

Friday, September 14, 8 pm

Coyote Grace CD release show

Brendan Phillips & Fast Rattler open Saturday, September 29, 8 pm

Sebastopol

Healing Foods Basics Connect the dots between your health, food, stress, toxins, physical fitness, relaxation and being part of a loving community. Sep 6, 6pm. $15$35. Ceres Community Project, 7351 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.8295.

Community

Cultural Center

An evening with

Tom Rush

in a rare West Coast appearance Friday, October 12, 8 pm

Tickets and Information: www.seb.org or 707-823-1511

Josh Healey Josh Healey is a nationally recognized writer, performer, activist, educator and magician. Sep 12, 7:30pm. Free. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 707.664.2880.

Look Good, Feel Better Beauty professionals offer the latest tips to enhance your own natural beauty and disguise skin and hair changes that may occur due to cancer treatment. Sep 10, 10am. Free. American Cancer Society, 1451 Guerneville Rd, Ste 220, Santa Rosa.

Pattern Literacy: Design & Science Science Buzz Cafe features Toby Hemenway, Gaia’s Garden author. Sep 6, 7pm. $4. French Garden, 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. 707.824.2030.

Suicide Prevention & Educational Symposium Speakers will cover a range of topics diversely relevant and intriguing to any that have interests in the mental health field. Sep 10, 8:30am-4pm. Free. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. ) 707.568.5381.

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The artists exhibiting in ‘The Secret Life of Paper: Celebrating Paper as an Art Medium’ present a collage workshop for adults. Sep 8, 10am. $15-$20. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500.

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Readings Theater 142 Throckmorton Theatre Sep 12, 7:30pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Comingâ&#x20AC;? with Paul Hawken. $12-$15. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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Sep 6, 12pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in Americaâ&#x20AC;? with Jonathon Kozol, Literary luncheon (includes book and lunch). $60. Sep 6, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Read This! Handpicked Favorites from Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indie Bookstoresâ&#x20AC;? with Sheryl Cotleur. Sep 7, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Garment of Shadowsâ&#x20AC;? with Laurie R. King. Sep 8, 1pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ascent of the AWord: Assholism, the First Sixty Yearsâ&#x20AC;? Geoffrey Nunberg. Sep 8, 4pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surviving the Shark: How a Brutal Great White Attack Turned a Surfer into a Dedicated Defender of Sharksâ&#x20AC;? with Jonathan and Margaret Kathrein. Sep 8, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clean Tech Nation: How the US Can Lead in the New Global Economyâ&#x20AC;? with Clint Wilder. Sep 9, 3pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daily Decadenceâ&#x20AC;? with Sherri Dobay. Sep 9, 4pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunderedâ&#x20AC;? with Phyllis Stowell. Sep 10, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaursâ&#x20AC;? with Mo Willems. Sep 11, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohenâ&#x20AC;? with Sylvie Simmons. Sep 12, 12pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Special Ed: Voices From a Hidden Classroomâ&#x20AC;? with Dennis Bernstein. Sep 12, 6pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiltâ&#x20AC;? with Ellen Hopkins. Sep 12, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Originsâ&#x20AC;? with Phil Cousineau. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 415.927.0960.

Santa Rosa Copperfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books Sep 7, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;White Jacket Requiredâ&#x20AC;? with Jenna Weber. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.

Sebastopol Copperfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books Sep 5, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Capitalism Papersâ&#x20AC;? with Jerry Mander. Sep 7, 7pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Angelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shareâ&#x20AC;? with Rayme Waters. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.2618.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

production set in Hawaii where the scent of hibiscus and twang of ukuleles will permeate Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story of lunatics, lovers and poets. Dates and times vary. Through Sep 30. $20-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael.

Moon Over Buffalo

Musical comedy featuring six adolescents and three adults in a spelling bee. Features the unforgettable song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Unfortunate Erection.â&#x20AC;? Times vary. Fri-Sun through Sep 30. $30. Napa Valley Playhouse, 1637 W Imola Ave, Napa. 707.255.5483.

This wacky farce centers on a has-been acting couple touring in Buffalo in 1953 with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cyrano de Bergeracâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Private Lives.â&#x20AC;? Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Sep 16. $19-$23. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

The Great American Trailerpark Musical

Spend a spooky evening in a snow-bound boarding house with an odd assortment of strangers, one of whom is a murderer in this Agatha Christie play. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Through Sep 8. $10-$15. College of Marin, 835 College Ave, Kentfield.

When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband the storms begin to brew. Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Sep 30. $15-$25. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

The Guys The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver. Tues-Fri-Sat, 7pm. Through Sep 15. $20. Calistoga Art Center, 1336 Lincoln Ave, 2nd Floor, Calistoga. 707.942.2278.

James Joyceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ulyssesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The 20th centuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest English novel adapted and performed by James Keller. Sep 9, 2pm. $25-$35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers Neil Simon play asks if a man in a midlife crisis can find happiness by trying and failing to have affairs with three different women between 3 and 5pm. Times vary. Thurs-Sun through Sep 23. $12-$22. 32 Ten Studios, 3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael. 800.717.3210.

The Liar West Coast premiere of a new comedy set in the decadent and flamboyant cavalier period. Times vary. Fri-Sun through Sep 23. $20-$35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, San Rafael.

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Our Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Porchlight Theatre Company presents the historical fiction about a British lieutenant who puts on a play starring prisoners. Times vary. Thurs-Sat through Sep 8. $15-$30. Marin Society of Artists, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.454.9561.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers A young bride who hatches a scheme to marry off her six brothers-in-law goes awry when the brothers kidnap six women from a neighboring town. Times vary. ThursSun through Sep 16. $15$35. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Waiting for Lefty Clifford Odets play presented by the Imaginists. Times vary. First ThursSun of every month through Sep 22. $15-$18. BackStreet Gallery, Uribe Studios, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.537.9507.

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Astrology

FREE WILL BY ROB BREZSNY

For the week of September 5

ARIES (March 21–April 19) Life tests you all the time. Sometimes its prods and queries are hard and weird; they come at you with nonstop intensity. On other occasions, the riddles and lessons are pretty fun and friendly, and provide you with lots of slack to figure them out. In all cases, life’s tests offer you the chance to grow smarter, both in your head and heart. They challenge you to stretch your capacities and invite you to reduce your suffering. Right now, oddly enough, you have some choice in what kinds of tests you’d prefer. Just keep in mind that the more interesting they are, the bigger the rewards are likely to be. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) According to the religion of ancient Egypt, Tefnut is the goddess of moisture. In the natural world, she rules rain, dew, mist, humidity and condensation. For humans, she is the source of tears, spit, sweat, phlegm and the wetness produced by sex. In accordance with the astrological omens, I nominate her to be your tutelary spirit in the coming week. I suspect you will thrive by cultivating a fluidic sensibility. You will learn exactly what you need to learn by paying special attention to everything that exudes and spills and flows. GEMINI (May 21–June 20) I’m guessing that you don’t know the name of the person who sent the first email. It was Ray Tomlinson, and he did it in 1971. You’re probably also unaware that he originated the use of the “@” symbol as a key part of email addresses. Now I’d like to address your own inner Ray Tomlinson, Gemini: the part of you that has done valuable work hardly anyone knows about; the part of you that has created good stuff without getting much credit or appreciation. I celebrate that unsung hero, and I hope you will make a special effort to do the same in the coming week. CANCER (June 21–July 22) Busy editor Katie Hintz-Zambrano was asked in an interview what she does when she’s not working at her demanding job. She said she likes to get together with her “article club,” which is like a book club, except it’s for people who don’t have time to read anything longer than articles. I would approve of you seeking out short-cut pleasures like that in the next few weeks, Cancerian. It’s one of those phases in your astrological cycle when you have a poetic license to skip a few steps, avoid some of the boring details and take leaps of faith that allow you to bypass complicated hassles. LEO (July 23–August 22) Imagine you’re living in 1880. You’re done with work for the day and are at home enjoying some alone-time leisure activities. What might those be? By the light of your oil lamp, you could read a book, sing songs, compose a letter with pen and paper or write in your diary. Now transfer your imaginative attention to your actual living space in 2012. It might have a smart phone, tablet, laptop, TV, DVD player and game console. You’ve got access to thousands of videos, movies, songs, social media, websites and networked games. Aren’t you glad you live today instead of 1880? On the other hand, having so many choices can result in you wasting a lot of time with stimuli that don’t fully engage you. Make this the week you see what it’s like to use your leisure time for only the highest-quality, most interesting and worthwhile stuff. VIRGO (August 23–September 22)

I’ll bet that aha! experiences will arrive at a faster rate than you’ve seen in a long time. Breakthroughs and brainstorms will be your specialty. Surprises and serendipitous adventures should be your delight. The only factor that might possibly obstruct the flow would be if you clung too tightly to your expectations or believed too fiercely in your old theories about how the world works. I’ve got an idea about how to ensure the best possible outcome. Several times every day, say something like the following: “I love to get my curiosity spiked, my hair mussed, my awe struck, my goose bumps roused, my dogmas exploded and my mind blown.”

LIBRA (September 23–October 22) “Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed,” said the aphorist Henry S. Haskins. That’s good advice for you right now, Libra. It’s an auspicious moment for you to set fire to your defeats, letdowns and

discouragements—and let them burn into tiny piles of ashes. I mean all of them, stretching back for years, not simply the recent ones. There’s no need to treat them like precious treasures you have an obligation to lug with you into the future. The time is right for you to deepen your mastery of the art of liberation.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

Columnist Sydney J. Harris told the following story: “I walked with a friend to the newsstand the other night, and he bought a paper, thanking the owner politely. The owner, however, did not even acknowledge it. ‘A sullen fellow, isn’t he?’ I commented as we walked away. ‘Oh, he’s that way every night,’ shrugged my friend. ‘Then why do you continue being so polite to him?’ I asked. And my friend replied, ‘Why should I let him determine how I’m going to act?’” I hope you’ll adopt that approach in the coming week, Scorpio. Be your best self even if no one appreciates it or responds. Astrologically speaking, this is prime time to anchor yourself in your highest integrity.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) In the 1960 Olympics at Rome, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was barefoot as he won a gold medal in the marathon race. Four years later, at the summer games in Tokyo, he won a gold medal again, this time while wearing shoes. I’m guessing this theme might apply to you and your life in the coming weeks. You have the potential to score another victory in a situation where you have triumphed in the past. And I think it’s even more likely to happen if you vary some fundamental detail, as Bikila did.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Wikipedia has extensive lists of the biggest unsolved problems in medicine, computer science, philosophy and nine other fields. Each article treats those riddles with utmost respect and interest, regarding them not as subjects to be avoided but rather embraced. I love this perspective, and urge you to apply it to your own life. This would be an excellent time, astrologically speaking, to draw up a master list of your biggest unsolved problems. Have fun. Activate your wild mind. Make it into a game. I bet that doing so will attract a flood of useful information that’ll help you get closer to solving those problems. (Here’s Wikipedia’s big list: tinyurl.com/ListofProblems.) AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) There’s a certain lesson in love that you have been studying and studying and studying—and yet have never quite mastered. Several different teachers have tried with only partial success to provide you with insights that would allow you to graduate to the next level of romantic understanding. That’s the bad news, Aquarius. The good news is that all this could change in the coming months. I foresee a breakthrough in your relationship with intimacy. I predict benevolent jolts and healing shocks that will allow you to learn at least some of the open-hearted truths that have eluded you all this time.

PISCES (February 19–March 20)

A mother wrote to the “Car Talk” columnists to ask whether it’s possible to cook food on a car engine. She wanted to be able to bring her teenage son piping hot burritos when she picked him up from school. The experts replied that, yes, this is a fine idea. They said there’s even a book about how to do it, Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine! I suggest you engage in this kind of creative thinking during the coming week, Pisces. Consider innovations that might seem a bit eccentric. Imagine how you might use familiar things in unexpected ways. Expand your sense of how to coordinate two seemingly unrelated activities.

Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1.877.873.4888 or 1.900.950.7700.

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Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN)

MacAdvantage Macintosh

FREE Diagnosis, Friendly In-House Staff Hardware/ Software, DATA Recovery, Internet, Email,Wireless Network Setup & Security, Apple Authorized LAPTOP, Computer, LCD Panel- Business Agent, Tam NguyenChief Tech, M-F 10-6 $249, $99, $55- Like New! CRC Computer Repair Center, info@themacadvantage.com 3227 Santa Rosa Ave, 95407. 707.664.0400 FREE checkup, expert laptop repair, tune-up, spyware removal. 9am-5pm, Tues-Sat. 707-528-8340.

Computer

Market

Santa Rosa Plumbing

Miscellaneous Golden Star Grafix Need a quality designer? Business cards, brochures, flyers, posters, digital collage, cd covers, photographic restoration & general marketing materials. Mark Schaumann 707.795.0924 schaumann1@earthlink.net

Water Conservation Experts. Friendly, Honest Service. Licensed, Bonded and Insured. License #871026

tankless water heaters, high efficiency toilets recirculation, general plumbing needs 707.528.8228

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Adult Services Adult Massage

A Wild Irish Rose Mature, Independent in Marin. Call for photos. Please call before 11pm. No calls from blocked phone #. Kara, 415.233.2769.

Alternative Health&Well-Being g Chiropractic

NOW OPEN Therapeutic Massage Center Body Massage $55/hr Open 7 days 9-10pm

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STRONG/THOROUGH/ HEALING 30 yrs. experience. $25/1/2 hr.back/shoulder/neck, $50hr Full Body. INFO: www.colingodwin.blogspot.com 707-823-2990

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Relaxing massage and bodywork by male massage therapist with 12 yrs. experience. 707-542-6856. Massage & Relaxation

Great Massage By Joe, CMT. Relaxing hot tub and pool available. Will do outcalls. 707-228-6883.

Russian River Massage

707.578.3088 A Safe Place To Be Real Holistic tantric masseuse. Unhurried, private, heartfelt. Mon-Sat. Summer Discount. Please call after 10:30am. 707-793-2232.

Foot Massage $19.99/45 min 2460 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Men, women, couples. TLC, massage, Tantra, nurturing mutual touch. William 707.548.2187

Guilty Pleasure? NOT!!!

4 You

by Ron,

CMT • Deep/Swedish Massage • Starting at $39/hr. • Spa Treatments • See Online Videos

SPIRITUAL

Connections

Finding inspiration and connecting with your community

Schedule Online

QuietMassage.com Santa Rosa 8 am – 8 p m (707) 536-1136

*Custom Massage*

Unity of Santa Rosa presents: An inclusive, spiritually-minded community. All are welcome. Workshops and events. Sunday School & Service 10:30am 4857 Old Redwood Hwy tel:707.542.7729 www.UnityofSantaRosa.org

Certified Therapist Kneads You! Private incall. Blondie. 707.322.7230.

Full Body Sensual Massage

With a mature, playful CMT. Guerneville M4M Comfortable incall location near the J.C. in Santa Rosa. Massage Soothing, relaxing, and fun. Mitch, CMT. Mature. Visa/MC accepted. Gretchen Professional. Relaxing 707/478-3952. Veterans intuitive touch. Private discreet studio. 707-849-7409 Discount.

Man of Your Dreams

Massage

PAIN/STRESS RELIEF

VIVI

MASSAGE STUDIO FOOT REFLEXOLGY THERAPEUTIC BODY MASSAGE

707.981.7128

620 E. Washington St. Suite 208, Petaluma

Workshops Rocks and Clouds Zendo Meditation and Dharma Talk Every Wednesday Night @ 7:00pm Introduction to Meditation Practice

Professional male massage therapist; strong, deep healing bodywork. $60 for 60 mins, $80 for 90 mins 707-536-1516 www.CompleteBodyBalance. com

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“Your pleasure, my business.” Women, men, couples,..by a PSYCHIC PALM AND gentleman. Since 1991. Full body massage, Body CARD READER Aft/eve appts. Electric experience. In /Out. Madame Lisa. Truly gifted 707.799.4467(C) or Body shaving/trimming adviser for all problems. 707.527.9497 (L) Jimmy. available. Bob 707-865-2093. 827 Santa Rosa Ave. One visit convinces you. Appt. 707-542-9898

Healthy Spa Massage

GRAND OPENING under new owner

• Full Body Massage (includes head, neck $45 hr and shoulders)

• Foot Reflexology $1999 hr • Chair/Couples’ Massage • Hot Stone/Body Scrub

Happy Health Spa open 10am–10:30pm, 7 days

525 Ross St, Santa Rosa

707-591-8899

SPECIAL 60 min. – $10 Off 90 min. – $20 Off Deep Tissue Swedish Massage Hot Stone / Body Scrub Couples Massage Daily‹9am–10pm

707.829.2487

698 Petaluma Blvd Sebastopol

2nd and 4th Wednesday Nights @ 6:30pm Email us with any questions: daterra@sonic.net Find us on the web @ www.rocksandclouds.org Or call 707.824.5647

Place your Health & Well-Being ad here. Call 707.527.1200 x215 today!

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SANTA ROSA TREATMENT PROGR AM

We provide treatment for: Heroin, Oxycontin and Vicodin using Methadone.

We’re here to help you help yourself.

• Subutex/Suboxone available • Providing Treatment since 1984 • Confidentiality assured

1901 Cleveland Ave Suite B • Santa Rosa 707.576.0818 • www.srtp.net

LAW OFFICE OF HEATHER BURKE Crime and DUI Defense, Local, Aggressive Call 707/820-7408 or www.hburkelegal.com

SKIRT CHASER VINTAGE — BUY, SELL, TRADE 707-546-4021 208 Davis Street, RR Square, SR

www.Stand-UpComedyWorkshop.com COUPLES GROWING STRONGER Local classes & coaching, plus over Internet

Guitar Lessons w/ Hank Levine formerly w/Collins & Levine Band

On-going evening support group Robin Stuart, MFT29894; (707) 824-0222

• MediCal accepted

Golden Star Grafix Need a quality designer? business cards, brochures, flyers, posters, digital collage, cd covers, photographic restoration & collages general marketing materials. Mark Schaumann 707.795.0924 schaumann1@earthlink.net

All ages. Super patient, fun, creative, positive & nurturing 707.583.6386

NEW Himalayan Lunch Buffet $8.99

Move In Specials

Amazing cuisine, reasonable prices, prompt service. Vegan + gluten-free options. $1 off w/student ID. Ganesha Restaurant, 535 Ross St, Downtown Santa Rosa. 707595-3311. (next to Bananas Music)

5 X 10…

Donate Your Auto 800.322.4234 We do all DMV. Free pick up- running or not. Live operators- 7 days! Help the Polly Klaas Foundation provide safety information and assist families in bringing kids home safely.

starting as low as $ 30 per month

Willits Kinetic Carnivale - September 8 & 9 - A SteamPunk Weekend

3205 Dutton Ave | 1435 Sebastopol Ave Santa Rosa | Locally Owned & Operated

707-546-0000 707-578-3299

Horti-Tech LLC, Specializing in Master Light Control, Ballast and Fluorescent Repair Josh Guttig, email - jgutt7@yahoo.com or call 707-364-1540

COMPASSIONATE HEALTH OPTIONS

BECOME A YOGA TEACHER in 6 extended weekends at Ananda Seva ashram in Santa Rosa, Oct - March. Visit: http://www.anandaseva.org/yoga/yoga-teacher-training or call Gayatri 707-239-3650.

Providing Compassionate Care and Medical Cannabis Evaluations Since 2004

SUBUTEX/SUBOXONE available for Safe Oxycontin, Vicodin, Other Opiate Withdrawal! Confidential Program. (707) 576 1919

SEBASTOPOL SUPPORT GROUP

1061 North Dutton Ave @ West College Ave. Santa Rosa CA 95401 — Great Prices! Visit our online menu at WWW.PeaceinMedicine.org

starting as low as $ 75 per month

We sell boxes, packaging and other moving supplies

Handcar Races on Sunday! Entertainment, family activities, craft booths, and a Grand Ball on Saturday night in the Engine House. Missing the Handcar Regatta? Up 101 in a beautiful park, at the Skunk Train Depot, and the Mendocino County Museum, in Willits, the heart of Mendocino County. For more information, to buy tickets, or to inquire about being a VENDOR or entering a handcar, go to www.KineticCarnivale.com

PEACE IN MEDICINE IS NOW OPEN IN SANTA ROSA

10 X 10…

"All-Issues--All Adults", Thursdays 8-9:30amRobin Stuart, MFT29894; (707) 812-7772; robin.stuart@comcast.net

Creative Light Productions Professional photographer & videographer. Weddings, parties, special events. Call award winning David Ludwig Local: (707) 527-6004 www.creativelightproductions.com

•Led by Dr. Hanya Barth •Real Care—Real Doctors •24/7 Safe Verification •Totally Confidential

We’ll Match Any Local Price

Quality ID Cards

1.707.568.0420

www.GREEN215.com

Downtown Santa Rosa: 741 5th St @ E St

September 12–23

A Celebration of World Cultures CINEMA • CUISINE • MUSIC • ART • DIALOGUE WWW.SRIFF.ORG 707.935.3456

Deerfield Ranch Winery • Glaser Center Azteca TV50 • 6th Street Playhouse Arlene Francis Center


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