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America’s foremost living composer conducts an evening of his own music, plus the jazz-band arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

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Rhapsodies Hail Traffic Control Why Cotati shouldn’t prohibit roundabouts BY LINELL HARDY


ecently, I received a letter from a proponent for Measure U. I did some research on the statements she made, and would like to clarify a few things. First, this measure would affect all of Cotati, not just the downtown specific plan area mentioned in the letter. Second, the roundabouts that were removed in Pleasanton were built in anticipation of a school project that never came to fruition, and the neighborhood became single-family homes. Once the houses were built, the neighbors complained that the roundabout didn’t work, and it was removed. The cost of that was $500,000, which included widening the roadway and putting in a left turn lane. Third, in Santa Rosa, all the roundabouts that the letter said were removed were temporary small traffic circles put in to see if they would work in those locations. They did not for various reasons, and were removed. Neither of these cities has concluded that roundabouts are not a useful tool to facilitate traffic calming. Both have plans in the works which include roundabouts. On Oct. 3, I spoke to fire chief Frank Treanor about the current status of the plan for the northern part of Old Redwood Highway, and he stated, “The current village concept plan with the proposed city modifications as described by the chief will work for the Rancho Adobe Fire Department.” Only here in Cotati would you find a move to prohibit roundabouts. According to the New York Times, Wisconsin has built about a hundred roundabouts since 2004, and has plans for 52 more in the near future. Maryland is closing in on 200. Roundabouts have been around for a long time and have saved the lives of drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists worldwide. Why would the citizens of Cotati want to take this well-documented safety option off the table for the entire town? It baffles me. If you think they won’t work in a particular part of town, then let’s have that conversation. Let’s keep our options and the dialogue open! Linell Hardy is a mother, wife, grandmother, volunteer, organizer, entrepreneur and longtime Cotati resident.

Voting Decisions

On the surface, Proposition 33 seems like something I’d support, but the more I think about it, it’s seems like a no vote from me. Here’s why: seriously, how often do you really ever switch insurance companies? My parents have had AAA since 1974, and I’ve had the same insurance since I graduated from college. Other than the company being bought by Nazis, I don’t know what will cause me to switch, considering I’m happy with them. I’ve been hit too many times by drivers without insurance. I’m against anything that makes it more expensive for these people.


A Dubious Legacy Anyone who references Ayn Rand with admiration is, or wishes he could be, among the 1%. To those such as letter writer Jeff Black (“Rhapsodies & Rants,” Oct. 10), the end justifies the means. We peasants among the 99% are still suffering from the Great Recession, which was triggered by 2008’s financial meltdown. The 1 percent-er Robber Barons’ reckless gambling devastatingly reduced the fortunes of the middle class. Meanwhile, the Green Music Center for years struggled to completion, the costs running grossly over budget. Then came the cash infusion from 1 percent-er Sanford Weill, former CEO and chairman of Citigroup. Citigroup was among the Wall Street players who crashed the economy, and were bailed out by the government. The Green Music Center, with its “acoustically divine space,” was finally completed. It’s a monument to “the heroic journey depicted in Ayn Rand’s novels.” The end justifies the means.


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Maher’s Decision Since I do not blog, tweet or Facebook, I would like someone to “friend” Bill

Maher and ask him, “What in the heck are you thinking, playing the Green Music Center?”

Doesn’t he know where the money comes from? You would think that he or his interns would have done some research and found that the money has blood, sweat and tears on it. This type of abuse is what he rants about on his show, yet he will take their money and run. He should be on the outside shouting about the madness behind it all rather than on the inside talking about—what? What can he possibly be talking about and to whom? I am shocked they are letting him in the door! Maybe they told him not to talk about rich republican banker CEOs who ripped off the “people,” bragged about it and then were welcomed into Sonoma County with open arms. And then, what the heck, for a few bucks we will name a hall after you, the one Bill Maher is performing in. Not to mention that the money spent on this building probably could have been spent in a more educational way. Either Bill Maher is a hypocrite . . . or a Trojan horse?


What’s Right for Sebastopol? The future of Sebastopol may well be determined by who is elected to the Sebastopol City Council. As a 40-year resident of Sebastopol, I find the CVS/ Chase downtown development a defining issue for the town. The CVS/Chase project, approved by a 3–2 vote of the current council, allows these businesses to relocate to downtown Sebastopol. This will mean horrific gridlock at one of Sebastopol’s most prominent and heavily traveled intersections. Since CVS/Chase is currently situated in an appropriate location, the move certainly was not designed to enhance the quality of life in Sebastopol. The approval of this relocation also means that powerful corporate entities can influence local decision-making through the threat of lawsuits (as was


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Get Digital ‘The Silent History’ adds a new chapter to book publishing’s possibilities BY LEILANI CLARK


he year is 2014, and people have begun to notice something strange about certain children. Born after 2011, these kids are completely silent and unable to use or comprehend language. Parents and teachers find the situation baffling, and after further study,

scientists and doctors label the condition “emergent phasic resistance.” The story spans 2011 to 2043, and the scenario sets the premise for The Silent History, a serialized digital storytelling project, designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad, that has the potential to redefine storytelling as we know it.

Eli Horowitz, a former managing editor at McSweeney’s, is part of the team behind The Silent History, which calls itself, ambitiously and correctly, a “new kind of novel.” The book takes advantage of new technologies, all without tossing out a good, oldfashioned love for the well-written story. The team also includes Russell Quinn, co-founder of digital agency Spoiled Mark and the software developer behind

the McSweeney’s iPhone app and website. It was written in collaboration with two writers: Kevin Moffett, the author of Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, and Matthew Derby, author of Super Flat Times. Horowitz came up with the premise and the storyline arc, but worked in collaboration with Moffett and Derby to fill out the plot and characters. The project arrives at a time when the rise of e-books shows no sign of stopping. In 2011, 43 percent of Americans read an ebook, or other long-form digital content on a device. Ownership of e-book readers grew from 10 percent in December 2011 to 19 percent in January 2012. Usually, though, e-books are lighter but lesser forms of an already existing book, says Horowitz, in an interview near his home in Forestville. “E-books are selling themselves short and not thinking about the possibilities,” he says. “It’s not like I was mad about not being able to smell the paper or something, it just felt uninspired.” Ten years of designing and editing books at McSweeney’s gave Horowitz plenty of insight into the book business. Rather than complaining about the lackluster transition that often happens when a paper book jumps to the Kindle, he decided to build upon the possibilities of the digital form. Thus was born Ying Horowitz & Quinn, a company specializing in the creation and implementation of new digital storytelling forms with the purpose of “bridging the gap between old and new media.” The Silent History is one of the first projects out of the gate. Upon downloading the free app from iTunes, readers have the option of purchasing the book on a volume basis ($1.99) or in its entirety ($8.99). Readers receive an installment on each weekday. Launched on Oct. 1, there are a total of six volumes, with breaks, so that the whole thing ends up stretching out over the year. The app can be downloaded anytime, and readers can use the break to catch up on the archive. Written over the past year, with Horowitz

Dublin—but with this, readers have the opportunity to participate in the making of the narrative itself. As you can imagine, it’s extremely labor intensive to develop an app with so many different facets (and make it visually appealing, to boot). Russell Quinn developed the Silent History app while renovating and repairing the home he bought in Cazadero less than a year ago. He says the app’s structure was built speciďŹ cally for the story, with equal focus on content and form. He and Horowitz didn’t want to replicate what publishing and media companies have done up until now, which is to take content and repackage it for digital devices in “unimaginativeâ€? ways. “The publishing industry was not coming up with any good solutions in regards to e-books, and we were kind of disheartened by that,â€? says Quinn. “I’m really proud and conďŹ dent that this is one of the ďŹ rst examples of an ebook or a digital book that really holds true to the form. It’s not just a technological gimmick where the content is not ultimately good.â€? Quinn’s not exaggerating. After just two weeks, the testimonials become addictive. They hold the allure of a mystery novel, with the forward propulsion inherent in cliffhangers but written with an attention to detail and voice that you’d expect from writers like Moffett and Derby. Unlike those who bemoan the “deathâ€? of the book, Horowitz ďŹ rmly believes it’s not about choosing between two sides of a chasm. It’s about expanding our sense of what’s possible when it comes to storytelling and books. “The future of books isn’t going to be about going to some random street corner and reading little things,â€? says Horowitz. “It’s just that the history of books and literature is a story of innovation and experimentation, both in content and form, and that should extend to these new devices. We want the revolution to be led by writers and readers, not online distributors. “It needs some crazy people to try a bunch of things to see what works out,â€? he adds.

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Just a few years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine the shenanigans that are being pulled in this presidential election cycle—a Billion dollars (with a capital B) spent on advertising in a handful of locales while massive protests against the extreme disparity in wealth continue more than a year after they began. All the while, Republicans are making it harder to vote in a country that already shows less than 50 percent voter turnout annually, claiming it’s necessary to ďŹ ght the nonexistent scourge of voter fraud.


Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan of nationally syndicated radio program Democracy Now! are on a national tour to discuss these crazy but true aspects of the current election, as well as their new book, The Silenced Majority. They appear in a fundraiser for KRCB on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 2pm. $10–$15. 707.584.2000.

Brave Souls Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear breakdown, several hundred retired engineers and technicians in Japan, all over the age of 60, have worked to decommission the broken reactor. The group, whose members vary on opinions of nuclear power, is speciďŹ cally composed of older individuals in order to save younger men and women from exposure to radiation due to cleanup work inside the plant. Oh, yeah, and they’re all volunteers. Yastel Yamada, co-founder of Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima, speaks Friday, Oct. 19, at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Newman Auditorium. 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7pm. Free; $4 on-campus parking fee. 707.527.4266.—Nicolas Grizzle

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ossil fuels are going gone. Earth’s big underground oil barrel is near empty. This simple summary gets the point across blandly, but for a brilliant animated version, see a gem by the Post Carbon Institute called Don’t Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fuels and Fracking Lies. It’s a masterpiece of clarity and moving graphics that breaks the news gently.

The public health costs of extracting the last of our fossil fuels are rising; gas extraction requires a controversial injection technique known as fracking— fracturing shale for gas deposits— by which toxic chemicals and gas can contaminate drinking wells. The pacifying message from oil firms is that everything is safe, that fracking dangers are exaggerated because every state has regulations that protect citizens and nature. But a recent report, issued by the environmental

advocacy group Earthworks, shows that regulations are not adequately enforced. Breaking All the Rules: The Crises in Oil and Gas Regulatory Enforcement is a 124-page report of findings made during a one-year study that investigated regulatory enforcement in six representative states across the country. Among the findings was that almost 350,000 oil and gas wells operate without oversight or inspection. When violations do occur, it’s up to the discretion of the individual inspector to decide whether or not the violation even gets recorded. If and when a violation gets reported to authorities, penalties are so weak that there is little if any incentive to follow regulations. This is worth musing over. If a DUI resulting in hit-and-run manslaughter held the same penalty as a parking ticket, then for less than $50 per death, drunk drivers could stay in business. A more realistic example is taken from an event I reported on in a certain county of renown. A grower of a profitable beverage crop broke the law by bulldozing a hillside, which resulted in a mudslide that effected the water quality in a reservoir of drinking water. People were upset. They wrote letters to the editor and talked about it over glasses of the crop-related beverage. Soon, the water quality cleared and the story became stale. What happened to the scofflaw? He paid a fine of a few thousand dollars, which was a modest expense he had planned for in advance—the cost of doing business. What incentive did he have to follow the laws protecting the watershed? Likewise, what incentives do U.S. oil and gas drillers have for following regulations that protect drinking water and other interconnected resources of nature? Read the report at

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$$-$$$. Delicious food with outdoor seating great for balmy summer nights. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sun; brunch, Sun. 231 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.431.0100.

Borolo’s Original Pizza Pizza $. Classic, California and European pizza combos beyond the ordinary. Borolo’s uses organic mozzarella, locally sourced produce and milled flour. Salads are made to order, with homemade dressings, and the pizza is baked in a stone oven. Takeout and delivery. Lunch and dinner daily. 500 Mission Blvd, Santa Rosa. 707.539.3937.

Chloe’s French Cafe French. $. Hearty French fare, decadent desserts and excellent selection of French and California wines. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Fri. 3883 Airway Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3095.

Larry Vito’s BBQ Smokehouse Barbecue. $-$$. Southern-style and slow-cooked from a chef who’s worked with Wolfgang Puck and Alice Waters. Zing! 6811 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol. 707.575.3277.

Phyllis’ Giant Burgers American. $. Come with a hearty appetite for an oldfashioned patty. Lunch and dinner daily. Three locations: 4910 Sonoma Hwy, Ste B, Santa Rosa. 707.538.4000. 924 Diablo Ave, Novato. 415.989.8294. 2202 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.456.0866.

Pongo’s Kitchen & Tap Thai. $$. Family-owned and operated with superfresh ingredients and a full kids’ menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 701 Sonoma Mt Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.765.9800.

Royal China. Chinese.

Sat; dinner, Sun. (Cash only.) 809 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.458.8845.

Benissimo Ristorante & Bar Italian. $$. Hearty and flavorful food in authentic neighborhood-style Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. 415.927.2316.

Chez Pierre FrenchItalian-American. $$. A former Denny’s turned Parisian bistro, with surprisingly competent cozy French favorites like escargot and chicken Cordon Bleu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 7330 Redwood Blvd, Novato. 415.898.4233.

Mediterranean. $-$$. Tiny cafe with huge flavors. All dishes are homemade, with lots of organics. Fantastic lasagna, margherita pizza and meatball or chicken parm sandwiches. Lunch and dinner daily. 2780 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.579.2083.

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Japanese. $$$. A temple of sushi cool. Regulars rave about the rolls, in particular the dragon roll. Lunch, Mon-Thurs; dinner, Mon-Sat. Two locations: 119 Fourth St, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa. 707.576.9309. 869 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.721.0392.

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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. Willi’s Wine Bar Small plates/wine bar. $$$. Bistro dishes and extensive wine list. A terrific place to dine before a show at the Wells Fargo Center. 4404 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa. 707.526.3096.

MARIN CO U N T Y Avatar’s Indian-plus. $. Fantastic East-meets-West fusion of Indian, Mexican, Italian and American, with dishes customized to your palate. Lunch and dinner, MonSat. 2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.8083.

Bay Thai Thai. $. Fresh Thai food with curries that combine the regions classic sweet and tart elements. Some of the best fried bananas to be found. Lunch and dinner, Mon-

Californian. $$. Thai meets California, with fresh fruit accents, light herbs and spices, and a great mango-duck summer roll. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 1444 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.455.0444. fare. $$. Irish bar with the traditional stuff. Lunch and dinner daily. 877 Grant Ave, Novato. 415.225.7495. Incredibly fresh seafood in incredibly relaxed setting overlooking bay. Lunch and dinner, Wed-Sat. (Cash only.) 350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.FISH.

Insalata’s Mediterranean. $$$. Simple, high-impact dishes of exotic flavors. Lunch and dinner daily. 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.457.7700. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Brewpub. $$. Pub grub gets a pub-cuisine facelift. Lunch, Sat-Sun; dinner daily. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

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.

Marin Brewing Co Pub food. $-$$. Excellent soups, salads, pub grub and awardwinning pork-beer sausage. Lunch and dinner daily. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677. Mountain Home Inn American. $$-$$$$. Great summer sandwiches with a view atop Mt Tamalpais.


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N A PA CO U N TY Boonfly Cafe California cuisine. $-$$. Extraordinary food in an extraordinary setting. Perfect pasta and mussels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 4080 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.299.4900.

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

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

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

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.

Red Rock Cafe & Backdoor BBQ American.

In the Bohemian’s beer issue last month, we featured the North Bay brewers headed to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Over 49,000 beerminded individuals descended upon the Mile High City for this year’s GABF, where 580 U.S. breweries (nearly one-third of the nation’s total) showcased their fermented offerings on the festival floor. The GABF medal winners were announced on Oct. 13, the third and final day of the event. While this year’s GABF was the most competitive in history (with more than 4,000 beers submitted for judging), North Bay brewers didn’t come home empty-handed. Russian River Brewing Company received silver in the new Fresh Hop Ale category with its HopTime Harvest ale. And Bear Republic (pictured with Charlie Papazian of the Brewers Association) came home with two additional pieces of hardware to add to its collection: a bronze in the Brown Porter category for Peter Brown Tribute ale, and a silver in the über-competitive Imperial IPA category for Café Racer 15. The off-site Alpha King Challenge, a competition of highly hopped beers that’s historically been dominated by Californian breweries, went to a little-known spot in Jackson, Wyo., this year (Thai Me Up restaurant and brewery) for its 2X4 Imperial IPA. Northern California breweries as a whole took home four gold medals, with Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown ale, Auburn Alehouse Gold Country pilsner, Mad River Steelhead extra pale ale and Heretic Gramarye each claiming the top spot in their respective categories.—Ken Weaver

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


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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 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Nevermind the art of wine, there’s art on the wine. Limited release Chard, Pinot, Syrah from ad man turned cellar geek. 1014 Hopper Ave., Santa Rosa. Barrel tasting, by appointment only. 707.527.9700.

Fritz Underground Winery Partly underground tasting room overlooks the hill country north of Dry Creek Valley at this familyowned estate. Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon plus Lost Canyon wines (formerly of Oakland). 24691 Dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale. Tasting 10:30–4:30 daily; $5 fee. 707.894.3389.

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

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

Rued Winery Dry Creek Valley grape growers since 1957, or since 1882 if you count great-great-grandfather’s Russian River Valley vineyard. Good folks offer their best product skimmed from 160 acres at comparatively farmstand prices. 3850 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Daily 11am to 4:30pm. $5. 707.433.3261.

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

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

Timber Crest Farms Formerly of Lytton Springs Road, Peterson Winery has relocated to Timber Crest, where they pour on weekends right at the cellar door. Also on hand is Papapietro-Perry and the six Family Wineries of Dry Creek. Dashe Cellars crafts mainly powerful Zinfandels and other reds. At Kokomo Winery, it’s about the reds. Also look for Mietz Cellars, Lago di Merlo and Collier Falls. 4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Tasting rooms generally open daily from around 10:30am to 4:30pm. 707.433.0100. Peterson Winery is open weekends only. 707.431.7568.

Windy Hill Estate Like a riddle bottled up in a mystery, it’s all but hidden in plain sight above the 101 freeway’s Cotati Grade. Impressive view; mixed bag of low-alcohol, low-priced Pinots from quirky winery. 1010 W. Railroad Ave., Cotati. Saturday–Sunday noon–5pm. $5 fee. 707.795-3030.

N A PA CO U N TY Ceja Vineyards To Ceja Vineyards’ motto, “Vinum, Cantus, Amor,” and when there’s wine, song and love, there’s dance. Founded by one-time field workers, the Mexican-American-owned winery celebrates culture and wine at this sleek downtown lounge. Wine flights, light bites and one of the few full-bodied rosés “con huevos” in the county. On Saturdays, free salsa lessons and dance party spice up the night. Bailamos! 1248 First St., Napa. Sunday– Friday, noon–6pm, Saturday, noon–10pm; free salsa class starts at 7:30pm. Tasting fees vary. 707.226.6445.

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

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

Velo Vino Napa Valley Cycling-themed bungalow is filled with enough gear to outfit a peloton, plus wine and espresso, too. Tastings include spiced nuts and dried cherries, but sample-sized Clif and Luna Bars are readily available for your impromptu energy bar and wine pairings. 709 Main St., St. Helena. Daily, 10am–6pm. $10–$25. 707.968.0625.

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



here’s very little that’s strictly dry about Dry Creek, and we take that for granted. The creek itself has a pretty good flow year-round, thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In another sense, the valley through which it flows is absolutely boggy with booze, thanks to generations of winegrowers. But 40 years ago, there was no Lake Sonoma and merely a pond’s worth of wine here. Prunes were the ticket back when newcomer Dave Stare founded Dry Creek Vineyards, and it was thanks in large part to the efforts of this New England transplant that Dry Creek Valley won the American Viticultural Area status that this well-traveled wine wonderland enjoys today.

So it was bit of a surprise to find, after a look through the dusty archives of “Swirl,” that we’ve never popped in for a visit. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, let’s not just say we did. Right away, visitors are offered a long, cool pour of 2011 Dry Chenin Blanc ($12). A comeback varietal vinted from Clarksburgarea fruit, it’s floral, with sweet fruit aromas, and refreshingly dry. More cerebrally refreshing is the design of the winery, an à la Loire chateau—with a soupçon of Maybeck?—inspired, like the wines, by Stare’s travels in France’s Loire Valley. Throughout, there is a nautical theme, from the rope lanterns in the tasting room to the iconic sailboat on the label. Nothing to do with Lake Sonoma. It’s kind of a Boston thing. The flagship 2011 Sonoma County Fumé Blanc ($14) has tropical aromas, but it’s lean on the palate—crisp melon rind and grass. Visitors may enjoy this on the parklike picnic grounds with a sandwich from nearby Dry Creek General Store, with no reservation required. A variety of experiences are available, from swirling at the bar, to sit-down samplings, to a spin through the atmospheric barrel room. They’re flexible; an interest in Zinfandel, for example, may lead visitors to a barrel-top tasting aside a new planting of robust Zinfandel, head-trained in the old style. Among other firsts, Dry Creek Vineyards was first to use “old vine” on a Zin label. The 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel ($30) has nutmeg spice, ripe plum and prune fruit and a lush finish with fur-textured tannins, contrasting the 2009 Heritage Zinfandel’s ($19), deep, cool black cherry flavor. With solid, well-priced wines and friendly, competent management from a 40-year-old family winery that’s keeping up with the times, there’s nothing to take for granted here. Dry Creek Vineyards, 3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg. Open daily from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Tasting fees, $5–$10, waived with one bottle purchase. 707.433.1000.



e’s the one you can’t stay away from, no matter how hard you try. Maybe he drives a motorcycle. Maybe he’s a little too friendly with cheap bottles of liquor. Or maybe he likes to throw around words like “entitlement” and “pro-life” at presidential debates. This year’s writing contest prompt, “He Was Bad News from the Start,” let you run wild with 400-word tales of men gone bad. We had over 60 entries, so the world must be teeming with them! From necrophiliacs to a bad boyfriend who causes the violent death of a bowtie-wearing opossum, the bad news guys came in all shapes and forms. They involved bath salts, car chases, chicken shacks, motorcycles (so many motorcycles and leather jackets!), horse thieves, tequila, cheese, purple disks, loony dogs, tattoo parlors, sex offenders, cheating hearts, sweaty chests, scabs, wandering eyes and drunk waiters. We had too much fun reading these entries, followed by the difficult task of choosing only five winners from the bunch. The following stories were the ones that really stood out from the crowd, putting unique spins on the theme of bad news dudes. Plus, online you can find more stories by three honorable mention winners: Jeff Connerton, Lynn Ellerbrock and James Soule. And as we do every year, we’ll throw a party and reading for the winners, this year slated for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6pm at Copperfield’s Books in Montgomery Village. It’s free, it’s open to the public, and we hope to see you there. Getting dropped off by a tattooed, Harleyriding guy in a black leatherjacket gets you bonus points! Thanks to everyone who submitted. Now on to this year’s winners! —Leilani Clark

Not My Type? By Jennie F. Butler

He was bad news from the start. I should’ve noticed that right away. After all, smudged headlines engraved his forehead. Classifieds stuck to his scrawny arms like old-time flypaper. Bits of sports section showed through gaping holes in his shoes. And his grubby jeans were liberally patched with advertising logos ripped from worn-out T-shirts. He was obviously a flash-in-the-pan, a once up-and-coming news hack, fallen so far down

he couldn’t afford a Sunday comics section for wrapping garbage, let alone papering the floor of a carrier pigeon’s cage. I’d heard about downand-outs like him, their outlooks so grim Breszny couldn’t bear to do their astrological charts. So I should’ve kept right on walking after my first glimpse of him in that seamy, paper-littered alley. But these days, it’s getting harder and harder to find anything up-to-date in the print media. So I helped him to his feet, doing my best to ignore how strongly he reeked of cheap whiskey and recycled sweat. Dusting him off a bit, I snuck a peek at the printed tidbits on his clothes and

body, and was shocked to find myself reading news so old that it at first seemed new. What, Brits taking another pot-shot at the Falklands, Bill Clinton up to his old tricks again, U.S. troops resurging into the Middle East? It was no use pretending. He’d never be able to give me what I wanted, so I dropped him quick as a libelous tip from an anonymous source. And, with only the slightest of whispery sighs, he folded back into the alley like yesterday’s paper. As for me, I turned and walked away without a pang or even a backward glance. After all, hadn’t I suspected he was bad news from the start? ) 16

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Your Name, Followed by a Comma by Suly Gomez

My mother never taught me how to properly love a man, but I’ve buried you so deep into my bones that I’m terrified by the thought of losing you. I’m too scared to tell you that I didn’t cry when my grandfather died (my hands only shook), and that sometimes I fantasize about throwing my coffee on random cars in the parking garage. I stay up at night taking myself apart, unraveling my skin to see my lungs expanding, and from underneath I pick up the boxes of cinder that hold all of my unholy thoughts, wondering if you’d still want me if you saw them. Your heart is lighter than mine; it doesn’t weigh down your soul like a block of lead. You laugh easily, you give easily. A little too easily, maybe. Deep-rooted abandonment issues make it too difficult for me to let you go in the mornings, so I ask you to hold me a little while longer, then make you coffee and an everything bagel. You stand in the kitchen pouring orange juice into a mug, and I press my ear against your naked back, naming the constellations of freckles on your skin. Let’s have another cigarette, I whisper to you.

I don’t think you mean to be cruel, but you end up breaking me apart whenever you forget to call. I see the way you look at other women, and I know you regret what happened in Napa, but my heart is hurting and your goodbyes sprinkle salt over your betrayal. “He was bad news from the start,” my mother’s voice scolds, but I can’t be sure if it’s you she’s talking about or— I can only love you brokenly, but it’s more than I can say for you. I don’t think you love me at all. Please give me whatever you’ve found of your heart. I’ll be patient. I’m sure we’ll be able to find the rest of it.

What Janey Chose By Mary Mathews

I could hear something dangerous in his deep voice as he asked “What do you look like?” over the phone. “Normal height, normal hair, weight,” I said. “Nothing to make me stand out in a crowd.” “We’ll see about that,” he purred before hanging up. I’d chosen him from his picture. He was standing by his motorcycle

wearing a leather jacket, tattoos of spiders on his neck, holding shears and staring brazenly at the camera. “He looks murderous,” my friends said, “deadly!” “He’s the one I want,” I answered, staring deep into his glowering eyes, which seemed to stare back from the photograph. I threw on my beige jacket and pulled my hair into a ponytail before heading off on my pokey little Schwinn bike to meet him. My heart was racing from the exertion of riding so fast, and sweat poured down my face. Since I never wore makeup, I didn’t worry about how I’d look when I got there. I always looked the same anyway, brown or beige clothes, hair straight and lanky, a body that wasn’t tall or short, thin or fat. I was a person without even one defining feature. I not only blended into a crowd, I disappeared completely. Former teachers never remembered my name, much less that I’d ever been in their class. I was an afterthought, not even capable of inspiring a memory, I reflected sadly, pedaling away. Well, all that was about to change. I skidded my bike to a stop at the entrance of his shop and wiped the sweat from my brow, trying to still my beating heart.

“Ah, there you are,” he said, stepping out from the shadows and smiling at me. “Right on time. Come right in.” Later, when I emerged with short, spiky, hot-pink hair, my nose pierced and wearing a used leather jacket in place of my beige one, I knew I had done the right thing. I didn’t know the girl who had walked out of the “Coyote Cyclist Stylist” salon, and neither did any of my friends. “Janey, is that you? Oh my God, what have you done?” But I loved it, every spiky, pink strand; I was finally someone no one would forget. All my friends could say, shaking their heads, was “He was bad news from the start!”

Good Little Boy By Tomas Moniz

It’s simpler than you might think convincing me to meet you in a dark corner, your saliva hot and salty in my mouth, public and rushed affections, and though I fawn and feign indifference, I am giddy to give it all to you, because I know now flirtation and desire do not equal possession; I am trying to let go, to not hold on despite my male history, in which good little boys like me were taught that conquest without spoils is hollow, veracity is always in evidence, so I learned to hone

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lines that picked up where you left off, if you smiled, I laughed, if you touched my arm, I nuzzled your neck, always pushing boundaries like some interpersonal manifest destiny that makes boys see others as competitors or conquests; and I believed clichés were signs of male prowess, gossiped whispers of “he was bad news from the start” like dirty words shared between lovers: badnewsbadnewsbadnews until the bravado felt hollow in my mouth, seemed cold like a trophy case, and what had I won, I wondered, so I surrendered, realizing clichés depend on simplicity and I am multiple, contradictions rough and jagged like desire, which brings me back to tonight, tonight I switch, bottoming my top, smiling at

you, essaying body positions to tantalize, I watch you saunter over, you say, “Meet me in the hallway after you finish your beer” and I say “I’m a slow sipper” and you say “I’m not” and pick up my glass, chug chug chug it down, suds trailing out of your mouth and down your neck like an inverted V, and I am yours right then, that moment, to do with as you please, and I’ll listen like the good little boy I was taught to be.


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think of a better place to be than a tropical secret garden, so I packed the car and a diaper bag and took C. to the park. I thought we had gotten away, but the snow kept falling outside, and while I was watching those rare, practically weightless creatures fly freely around their created environment without a care in the world, police were watching you, tearing apart your possessions, destroying the environment you had created for us. I wanted them to take me instead. I wanted to sneak into that holding cell and bend the bars, steal you back the way they had stolen you from me. “We have a life to live,” I wanted to tell them. “We need to raise this little girl together and get married and move to South America and . . .” They didn’t care. When you got out of jail five years later, C. was almost a real person, forming her own thoughts and holding opinions on matters I

didn’t even understand. She looks just like you. Her eyes could tell your entire story in one glance, just like yours. If you hadn’t been taken from us, she would be ours and she would talk just like you. But you made your choices, before we ever met, and even though I love you enough to stay, to wait for you to get out of jail, and believe you when you tell me that you’re out of the business now, I love her more. More than you, and more than myself. Sometimes you fall in love and live happily ever after. Sometimes it turns out the man you fell in love with is a drug dealer or abusive or just plain apeshit nuts. Sometimes you know that a man is an abusive drug dealer, and you fall in love with him anyway. I knew he was bad news from the start. But he had his moments. Sometimes he did and said just the right thing. Sometimes he was the right person. But you can’t live with sometimes. Sometimes doesn’t keep you safe.

Our twice-annual roundup of select new books by local authors BY LEILANI CLARK, SUZANNE DALY AND NICOLAS GRIZZLE “Cinnamon Monday” isn’t a stripper’s name in Rayme Waters’ debut novel, ‘The Angels’ Share’ (Winter Goose; $15.99); it’s the name of a meth addict. Specifically, it’s the name of a meth addict who gets her life back together by working in a small winery in Sonoma County. After neglectful bohemian parents and an overbearing grandmother lead her to a life of substance and physical abuse, Cinnamon Monday’s neighbor saves her. After a particularly violent episode that leaves her barely clinging to life, she’s offered a job in his vineyard. Wine, ironically, is the basis for the salvation of a drug addict in this novel, whose title was inspired by the author’s belief that “angels looked after the wine as it matured.” Waters, who attended Harmony School in Occidental and grew up in the pot-friendly North Bay, says she was lucky enough never to fall prey to meth, speed or any other popular ’80s amphetamines. The Angel’s Share draws from experiences of friends.—N.G. From the cashier at the grocery store who likes to dole out advice on how to deal with teenage angst to the hippie dad obsessed with Waldorf schools and attachment parenting, it seems everyone’s got something to say on the subject of raising children. So thank goodness for voices in the wilderness like Marin-based clinician and educator Madeline Levine, whose latest book, ‘Teach

Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success’ (Harper; $26.99), provides solid, researchbased tips for raising kids in a messy world. Rather than focusing on grades, trophies and fat college acceptance envelopes, parents should be helping their children cultivate optimism, coping skills and resilience, argues Levine. These traits, and not cutthroat competitiveness and obsession with high performance, tend to lead toward higher levels of happiness. “Our job is to help them know and appreciate themselves deeply; to approach the world with zest; to find work that is exciting and satisfying . . . and to hold a deep belief that they have something meaningful to contribute to society,” writes Levine. Certainly, this is advice toward a happier, healthier new generation.—L.C. The ’60s, man. You had to be there, man. Here’s a book of tales, man, called ‘San Fran ’60s: San Francisco & the Birth of the Hippies’ (Escallonia Press; $10.50) from a guy who was there—like, really there, man. His name’s Mark Jacobs, a retired English teacher living half the year in Mexico. How groovy is that? Mexico, man! The Summer of Love, y’know, 1967, is when lots of these stories take place, on Haight Street, sometimes with the freaks in Golden Gate Park—that kinda scene. This guy, Jacobs, he’s tellin’ stories like they happened yesterday. Some of ’em are totally unbelievable, and some are totally, like, “That could happen to me,” ya know? The stories are written with lots of dialogue, which makes the characters jump off the page (but that could just be Benny’s Nepalese hash talking). Good stuff, man.—N.G.

Has-been supermodel Lee Malone retains her drop-dead gorgeous looks—and haute couture wardrobe—and uses them every chance she gets to solve a murder mystery and live to write about it in ‘The Last Resort: A Lee Malone Adventure’ (Nualláin House; $19.99). Author Pat Nolan sets this labyrinthine adventure in his home turf along the Russian River communities, renamed the Corkscrew River in the book. Having survived a botched kidnap attempt and a rescue by a secret female militia, Malone seeks the “quiet life” among the redwoods. She writes puff pieces for the Corkscrew County Grapevine, but stumbles into a deeper, more sinister story. Using her feminine wiles to coax information out of locals and law enforcement before getting tangled in the vines of villainy herself, Malone wends her way through wine country’s landowners and leeches to a fiery finish. Nolan weaves his heroine’s backstory throughout, touching on issues of homelessness, sex slavery, pornography and everchanging relationships in river communities, while retaining a sense of humor and comic relief.—S.D. Joan Frank puts the fruits of her prolific writing career onto the page in her latest work, ‘Because You Have To: A Writing Life’ (University of Notre Dame Press; $18). The Santa Rosa–based writer has produced two

Doctors are very smart people, but that doesn’t mean they always make the best writers. Conversely, in ‘The Santa Rosa Reader: A Personal Anthology from the Family Medicine Residency’ (Sonoma County Medical Association, $9.95), Dr. Rick Flinders brings a personal tone that connects on a deeper level than just a medical journal or newspaper op-ed column. From his first patient, whom he helped as a member of the Peace Corps in Paraguay before even taking one pre-med course, to his retirement road trip with golden retriever Daisy Mae, Flinders’ collection of stories, essays, book reviews and opinions is not as dry as one might expect from a medical professional. After 40 years of practicing the dying art of family medicine, Flinders has plenty of stories— and opinions—to share.—N.G. Santa Rosa poet, biographer and food lover Jonah Raskin retired from his teaching position in Sonoma State University’s communications department last year, but he hasn’t stopped working. Neither has the subject of Raskin’s latest offering. )


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short story collections—including In Envy Country, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Fiction— and three novels. In this writing memoir, Frank tackles the topics of rejection (“Rejection, then, is like the wake of a boat: proof of motion”), the dubious benefit of travel to the imagination, the art of writing character, envy, and “death” of the book as we know it. Frank’s sentences are highly stylized and don’t shy away from making intellectual demands. Whether read on a Kindle, iPhone or good old paper, it’s an essay collection that’s sure to inspire picking up the pen and writing with the same fervor, wisdom and dedication as its author.—L.C.

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20 Local Lit ( 19 In ‘James McGrath: In a Class by Himself’ (McCaa Books; $18), Raskin introduces us to the octogenarian art teacher McGrath, who has taught every grade, from preschool to graduate school, and, as Raskin explains, has been widely praised by both former students and fellow teachers. McGrath’s focus isn’t on getting students to pass a test or forcing them into a career, but pushing them to explore who they are, who they want to be, and how to get there. The book has some lofty, deep concepts, and should be a great read for teachers who want to unlock the potential of every student who ever sits in their classroom.—N.G. ‘Surrounded by Water’ (Press 53; $14.95) is the follow-up to former Healdsburg literary laureate Stefanie Freele’s first award-winning story collection. The new book returns to the eerie, subversive aesthetic of Freele’s earlier work in Feeding Strays and runs with it. “Us Hungarians” tells of a young woman who goes to live with her two brothers in an old farmhouse that’s built next to a sludgy toxic landfill. The toxicity is something to which the crazy landlord and his red-headed daughter pay little mind, though the environment seems to be driving everyone a bit mad. Loaded with vivid, sometimes disturbing images of bulimia, domestic desperation, young insanity, manic depression and animal cruelty, Freele’s writing— much like that of her peers Leni Zumas and Aimee Bender—is driven by subtext. A fiction editor at the Los Angeles Review, Freele’s work willingly leaps into life’s dark abysses. Her stories shine a light into the subterranean depths of their characters without looking away when the going gets rough, as a result conjuring a satisfying catharsis for the reader.—L.C.

Vegan meals get a bad rap for being limited in taste and difficult to prepare. Ramses Bravo, executive chef at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, debunks this notion in his new cookbook, ‘Bravo!’ (Book Publishing Company; $19.95), and he does it without using any sugar, oil or salt in his recipes. Finding himself overweight and lacking energy due to an overindulgence in gourmet foods, Bravo took on the challenge of creating exquisite vegan dishes at TrueNorth. Adopting the credo that society is programmed on a genetic level to love salty, fatty foods, a relic from our hunter-gatherer past, and that current lifestyles no longer need this type of diet, the cookbook delivers over a hundred recipes loaded with healthful ingredients instead of calories. Bravo finds flavor using herbs, and uses vegetables, fruits, soy products and grains as primary meal components. Skeptics need only to try the boulangère potatoes, an alternative to scalloped potatoes, or the tortilla soup to become converts.—S.D.

Zak Zaikine sounds like the name of an artist, and indeed the Sebastopol resident is one. The artist and author’s latest book, co-authored with Karin O’Keefe, is ‘Eugene and His Magical Dreams’ (Moon Valley; $30), a children’s book full of large illustrations of the rabbit Eugene and his animal friends. The large text is helpful for firsttime readers, or for pointing out words while reading along; the illustrations are the focus. The

story tells of a rabbit’s dreams of becoming the Carrot King of the forest, which gives him the confidence to paint the world as he sees it. This leads to him falling in love and marrying another bunny, Valentina. They are later given a cat named Buddha whom is said to have once lived with Vincent Van Gogh. In the end, it’s revealed that—surprise!—Eugene and Valentina are in fact the authors of the book you’re holding. Following the end of the story, the book continues with four pages of related “portraits” from characters in the book, described as they would be in an art gallery.—N.G. ‘Our Southern Home’ (McCaa Books; $19.99) tells the personal story of Santa Rosa author Waights Taylor Jr. and the events that transformed both his family and the American South. In a clear and readable style, Taylor describes the geography and history of Birmingham, Ala., and the subsequent formation of interdependence between the different cultural classes. Growing up in an affluent white family, the author recounts stories heard from his father, Waights Taylor Sr., and weaves them together with the lives of Rosa Parks and Clarence Norris, one of the Scottsboro Boys, all 18 years old in 1931. That year saw Scottsboro as the setting for a case accusing nine young black men of allegedly attempting to rape a white woman. The landmark lawsuit resulted in numerous trials that ultimately fueled the fires of the Civil Rights movement, including Parks’ famous bus ride in Montgomery. Taylor contrasts the varying lives and opportunities of these three people in three key cities of Alabama to foment a greater understanding of the effects of racism in the South and the transformation of corrupt political and social systems nationwide.—S.D.

Sausalito youngadult author Jennifer Gennari has started her writing career with a doozy of a topic. In ‘My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer’ (Houghton Mifflin; $15.99), 12-year-old June Farrell’s mother is getting married to a woman. Add in the controversy this creates in her small Vermont town, and 120 pages might not seem like enough to tell the story. But in Gennari’s readable style, this young adult novel flies through the events like an afterschool TV special. June’s quest to win the Champlain Valley Fair pie competition just makes things more complicated, but she doesn’t let the small-town talk surrounding her mother take away her focus; her resolve to emerge victorious despite the odds becomes a metaphor for the fight for gay marriage equality in this country. This coming-of-age novel includes not only a happy ending, but a recipe for what looks to be a delicious berry pie. Ingredients not included.—N.G. Not to be confused with the Spike Jonze film, Marin County author Malinda Lo’s third novel, ‘Adaptation’ (Little, Brown; $17.99), a sci-fi thriller, begins with birds falling dead like stones from the sky, followed by every flight in the airport showing up as “cancelled” on the information board. Videos of planes crashing and other mysterious bird happenings are being removed from the internet as soon as they’re posted. What’s going on here? After birds cause their car to crash, Reese and David can’t remember much when awakening in a military hospital in the Nevada desert. Uniformed personnel force them to sign nondisclosure agreements, but that doesn’t kill their curiosity. What they soon discover is a massive global conspiracy the government has been trying to keep secret for years. Now it’s up to them to expose the truth.—N.G.

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The nice thing about film festivals is that they provide access to work that might otherwise be hard to find. The Petaluma international Film Festival celebrates four years with a selection of movies from all corners of the globe. The award-winning Siberia, Monamour uses Siberia as a location to explore familial love and the ties that bind. And if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the illicit opium trade and it’s trajectory from Afghanistan to Vancouver, make sure to check out Peter Findlay’s Raw Opium. The Petaluma Film Festival runs Oct. 19–21 at Boulevard Cinemas. 200 C St., Petaluma. $10; $150 for a festival pass. 707. 762. SHOW.

Bill Maher definitely has a problem with religion, as seen in his 2008 film Religulous. Does he have the same issue with being sponsored by MasterCard? Apparently not, since Maher’s bringing his particular brand of sarcastic politics to Weill Hall this week. It’ll be interesting to see what he addresses in his latest show, billed as “Countdown to Election 2012.” Bring a flask and make a “Poking Fun at Romney” drinking game out of the night! Bill Maher appears on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Green Music Center. 1801 East Cotati Ave., Santa Rosa. $49.75– $89.75. 8pm. 866.955.6040.


Latin Beat Travelers to Buenos Aires usually come back raving about the steaks, the culture and the nightlife in Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. It’d be nice to take a trip down there, wouldn’t it? But since a ticket to southernmost South America costs a hefty bit, the second best thing might be to go check out Los Pinguos, a band that uses Spanish guitars, a Cuban tres and a Peruvian box-drum to create sounds steeped in Latin rhythms. Los Pinguos play Friday, Oct. 19, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. $20–$30. 8pm. 415.383.9600.

—Leilani Clark


Fight Back Back in the day, there was an entire genre of punk called “homo-core.” Bands like the Mukilteo Fairies and Pansy Division sang songs with titles like “Queer Enough for You?” and “Smells Like Queer Spirit,” forging the way for an LGBT-safe space in a traditionally male, heterosexual arena. Dick Binge, out of Olympia, Wash., aim to keep the homo-core spirit alive, with a combination of flamboyance, critical analysis and fierce action. Dick Binge, along with Rainbow Noir and M Section, keep the dream alive on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $8. 8pm. 707.528.3009.

PERSONAL BEST Anthony Robles, a champion wrestler who was born without his right leg, speaks at Petaluma High School on Tuesday, Oct. 23. See Readings, p34

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erner and Loewe’s beloved musical Camelot has not been staged in the North Bay since 1999, when the Santa Rosa Players unleashed a splashy production at the Lincoln Arts Center. That production, directed by Gene Abravaya, is still talked about as the pinnacle of what good community theater can deliver. Like King Arthur, whose outsized myth the play humanizes, the 1999 production has become the stuff of legend—and legends are all but impossible to beat. While Abravaya’s new production of Camelot, staged by the New Spreckels Theater Company, does not quite stack up to the memory of the ’99 show, it pulls out a trunkload of nifty tricks and splashes of magic that were not technically possible 13 years ago. Scenic designer Paul Gilger’s gorgeous set (rumored to

be the most expensive ever built in Sonoma County) has twin turrets flanking the stage, hand-set foam bricks, an ever-changing series of doors, walls and platforms, and elaborate projections that transform the castle from a jousting field to an enchanted forest. The set is reason enough to visit Camelot again. As Arthur, Paul Huberty nails the idealistic nature of the reluctant ruler, with a puppy-dog enthusiasm that resurfaces even in times of crisis. It’s a charming and ultimately heartbreaking performance. As Guenevere and Lancelot, the star-crossed lovers whose passion causes the undoing of Arthur and his dreams of a new order of justice, Heather Buck and Anthony Guzman don’t quite generate the kind of heat one hopes for, though both have some fine moments. Buck plays Guenevere’s initial girlishness perfectly, but not until the play’s final moments does she lose the glimmers of youth that perhaps should have given way sooner to a more selfaware maturity. And as Lancelot, Guzman (a local metal-band singer and guitarist) simply appears too young for Guenevere, though he does manage a certain young John Travolta swagger in early scenes. Norman A. Hall and Zack Howard bring some of the best moments in the show. As the elderly badass King Pellinore, adviser to Arthur, Hall is gleefully addled but appealingly tough-as-nails. And as Arthur’s bastard son Mordred, Howard steals the show with the brilliantly nasty homage to wickedness “The Seven Deadly Virtues.” Musical director Janis Wilson does a skillful job with her live orchestra, bringing Lerner and Loewe’s lovely score—containing some of the best songs ever written for the stage—to glorious, magical life. ‘Camelot’ runs Friday–Sunday through Oct. 28 at Spreckels Performing Arts Center. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Friday–Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm matinee. $20–$26. 707.588.3400.

BROTHERLY LOVE Spencer Treat Clark and Nick Eversman are on the run

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‘Deep Dark Canyon’ a modern Western set in Sonoma County BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


n Deep Dark Canyon, a modern shoot-’em-up set in Guerneville, two young brothers, wanted for murder, are on the run from the sheriff. The twist is that their own father, Bloom Towne (Ted Levine), is the police chief, and the dead man was the town’s mayor. Skylar (Nick Eversman) and his brother, Nate (Spencer Treat Clark), have an idea to flee to Canada, but a redneck posse—and their own father—are on their trail.

Deep Dark Canyon was made by husband-and-wife team Abe Levy and Silver Tree. Tree, raised in Petaluma, co-wrote the indie film The Aviary (2005); Levy is a long-time editor and director. The cast is competent, and there’s economy in the way a car crash is shot from within the back of a van, or the way a model helicopter is brushed past the camera just fast enough to register the image. But this is another indie film that makes you wish membership in the Writers Guild of America came with a course in gun safety. The two fugitives—policeman’s sons who likely know a little bit about firearms—try to shoot off the chain of their handcuffs with an M16 rifle. Combine that with the scenes of local yokels drinking beer and playing the William Tell game, and you get an increased sense of this film’s distance from the people who live in this area. Deep Dark Canyon has two factors in its favor. One is Levine, the Ed Gein–like “Buffalo Bill” in Silence of the Lambs. Levine’s reading of a line like “There are a lot of men out there” has a bottomless weariness and authenticity. The second factor is the land itself. Play spot-thelocation when Pat’s and the Rio Theater turn up, while admiring the gorgeous footage of the foggy river, the redwood slopes and the old bridges. Usually, film crews head for Washington state to get this type of ambiance, but it photographs ever so much better here. Ironically, the plot about the boys’ plan to flee to Canada probably would have made more sense in Washington. ‘Deep Dark Canyon’ opens Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Roxy Stadium 14, 85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. Q&A with filmmakers and cast on Oct. 20 at 7pm and 9pm. 707.522.0330.

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tep right up! Step right up!â&#x20AC;? shouts Samvegaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Melissa Baker in the style of a carnival barker. This cues a string of spoken word surrounded by music that might feel at home in the weirdest Les Claypoolâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; inspired hard-funk jams. But what exactly is this sound?


If the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own members each have a different answer for the type of music they play, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a safe bet that whatever genre it is, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting. Such is the case with Samvega, whose ďŹ ve members describe their music at once as experimental, psychedelic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;not just a jam band,â&#x20AC;? and heavy, Gypsy-esque rock. Perhaps the most accurate is a combination of

all of the above with the overriding theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;dark circus.â&#x20AC;? No matter the moniker, the music certainly is different, and the players dedicated. The ďŹ vepiece group return home Oct. 19 to play at Hopmonk after a monthlong tourâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth since 2006â&#x20AC;&#x201D;that took them to the ExperiMENTAL Festival in Brooklyn. Drummer Pat Feistal understands the challenges of growing a fanbase with somewhat genreless music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get offended if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our ďŹ rst time playing at a place and people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t applaud,â&#x20AC;? he explains. But more often than not, the audience stays, Feistal adds, unsure whether theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re witnessing the devil unleashing a chaotic apocalyptic scheme or angels miraculously healing the sick and feeding the poor. The band members live on a bohemian art compound in St. Helena, where they occasionally host concerts and fashion shows. Two of the members, Melissa and Mercedes Baker, are sisters and painters, who take advantage of their large art studio to paint large canvases and create sculptures of things like lifesize plaster cows. Listening to a rehearsal mere hours before the group leaves for New York, I feel like a Himalayan mountain explorer, with Samvega as my sherpa, scaling to previously unreachable heights. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like going through a blinding blizzard, with sheer climbs and bone-piercing coldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a terrifying journey if not for the wise and calming effect of my sherpa. In the midst of the whirlwind, some songs are just evil fun, like a sideshow of lovable freaks playing pranks on unsuspecting cubicle jockeys or a burlesque-style version of a clown performance while the ringmaster cracks a whip menacingly, only to be doused with a ďŹ re hose from behind while the clowns tell him to â&#x20AC;&#x153;cool off.â&#x20AC;? Yeah, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to describe. Samvega conjure the dark circus on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $10. 707.829.7300.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY A Bohemian Romance American Philharmonic season kick-off features selections by Schubert, Strauss and Dvorak. Oct 20, 8pm, and Oct 21, 2pm. $5-$15. Santa Rosa High School, 1235 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

William Florian Former lead singer of the New Christy Minstrels returns to Occidental. Oct 21, 5pm. $8$10. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Howlin Rain SF quintet plays from latest album â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Russian Wilds,â&#x20AC;? with Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound. Oct 17, 9pm. $16. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Heart of the Matter Bhakti Join Sahar, Brenda McMororrow and Adam Bauer for evening of chant, song and bhakti. Oct 23, 7:30pm. Suggested donation $15. 3916 Millbrook Dr, Santa Rosa.

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IBMA winner returns to Sebastopol to celebrate latest release, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intrepid.â&#x20AC;? Oct 20, 7:30pm. $20-$22. Sebastopol Community Center Annex, 350 Morris St, Sebastopol.

Grammy award-winning quartet plays classics on the strings. Oct 24, 8pm. $30-$35. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Group of eight guitarists play fresh arrangements and classical compositions. Oct 21, 7pm. $20-$25. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Sing, Dance, Fly A group of more than 45 women sing four-part a cappella harmonies in barbershop style. Oct 20, 2:30 and 7:30pm. $15-$20. Scottish Rite Center, 600 Acacia Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.782.0592.

NAPA COUNTY Jorma Kaukonen Leading practitioner of fingerstyle guitar shows of technique in Napa. Oct 19, 8pm. $25. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

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Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino strums up a wide variety of tunes. Oct 17, 8pm. $20-$25. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.226.7372.

Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning indie institution present orchestral pop numbers from latest album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Northâ&#x20AC;? with Deluna opening. Oct 21, 8pm. $31. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY Aqus Cafe Oct 19, Due Zighi Bacci. Oct 20, Farallons. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Aubergine Oct 18, Sweet Malloy and Nenjis Bagels. Oct 19, Fundraiser for MC Radioactive. Oct 20, Harvest Party with Ancient Mystic and friends. Oct 23, Accordion Stories. Mon, Art and Music with Stanley Mouse. Wed, 7pm, open mic. 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

Downtown Plaza Oct 20, 6-9pm, Healdsburg Crush Festival. Healdsburg wineries and restaurants participate in an evening of food and winetasting. $70. Downtown Healdsburg, Healdsburg.

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Monday Night Edutainment. Tues, 7:30pm, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Hotel Healdsburg Oct 19, John Rangle and Michael Glynn Duo. Oct 20, Kevin Fitzsimmons Trio with Aaron Garner and Chris Amberger. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

Jasper Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oct 18, Frankie Boots. Sun, open mic. 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Lagunitas Tap Room Oct 17, Richard and Tyler. Oct 18, Grandpa Banana. Oct 20, Disorderly House Band. Oct 21, Mighty Chiplings. Oct 24, Smokehouse Gamblers. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Last Day Saloon Oct 18, Sonny Landreth. Oct 20, Death Angel. Mon, karaoke. Wed, 7pm, North Bay Hootenannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pick-Me-Up Revue. Thurs, Open Mic Jam Night with the Boomers. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

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Oct 17, Gwen Sugar Mama Avery. Oct 19, Brulee Jazz. Oct 20, Little Wolf Malik Shabazz and David Sobel. Oct 24, Phat Chance. Mon, Greg Hester. Tues, Maple Profant piano noir. Sun, Kit Mariahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open mic. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Mc Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bullpen Oct 20, Conrad Diehl Band. Wed, open mic with Angelina. Thurs, 9pm, karaoke with Country Dan. Fri, DJ Alexander. 16246 First St, Guerneville. 707.869.3377.

Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub Oct 18, Keely Valentino. Oct 19, Cork Pullers. Oct 21, Halloween Radio Show. Wed, trivia night. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre Oct 17, Howlin Rain. Oct 19, Petty Theft. Oct 20, Lester Chambers & the Mudstompers and Zion Lion. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Occidental Center for the Arts Oct 21, William Florian. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Phoenix Theater Oct 19, Minibosses, the

Head North Stars display new maturity on latest album On the Canadian indie rock circuit, it might be easy to mistake the lineup of Stars for the musical collective Broken Social Scene, not only because they sound alike but because the two bands also share members. But Stars have set themselves apart from their supergroup counterpart, and to prove it, their latest tour takes them to decidedly grownup venues where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re displaying a more mature sound. The band has been nominated twice for the Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys, and twice for the Polaris Music Prize, an annual award given to the best of the best Canadian albums. The North, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eighth full-length album, came out last month, and gauging from previous work, this record should certainly be nominated for another big award. The Northâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance drums and hard synths will satisfy the endless thirst for â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sounds; still, the songwriting and lyrics are tinged with a modern sensibility, just enough for a cutting-edge 21st-century feel to seep through. As bands age, they tend to develop and ride through trends. In the case of Stars, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been making albums for over 10 years, maturity has caught up with creativity, all made obvious through a swell of deliciously listenable tunes. Stars play on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 7pm. $31 (includes a digital download of The North). 707.259.0123.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nicolas Grizzle

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7pm, Acoustic Americana jam. Wed, 6pm, Jazz jam. Sun, 5pm, rock and blues jam.

Spancky’s Oct 20, Train Wreck Junction. Oct 20-21, Blue Rock Country Club. Thurs, 9pm, DJ Dray Lopez. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.664.0169.

Tradewinds Oct 17, Down Dirty Shake. Oct 19, Alameda Allstars. Oct 20, Bobby Young Project. Oct 24, Madrone Brothers. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. Tues, Jeremy’s Open Mic. Thurs, DJ Dave. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7878.

Vino di Amore Oct 19, Music in the Lounge with the Sticky Notes. 105 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.894.6166.

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Sausalito Seahorse Oct 17, Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow. Oct 18, Carlo. Oct 19, Fishtank. Oct 20, Fely Tchaco in Concert. Oct 21, Candela featuring Edgardo Cambon. Mon, local talent onstage. Tues, jazz jam. Wed, Marcello and Seth. Fri, Julio Bravo. Sun, salsa class. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Sleeping Lady Oct 18, Bill Hansell’s Guitar Pull. Oct 21, Best of Fairfax Feis. Oct 23, Liz Stires. Mon, 8pm, open mic with Simon Costa. Third Wednesday of every month, Biambu’s Groove Room Jam. Sat, Uke Jam. Sun, 2pm, Irish music. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

Smiley’s Oct 18, Jeff Manson. Oct 19, Eldon Brown Band. Oct 20, Swoon. Mon, reggae. Wed, Larry’s karaoke. Sun, open mic. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Studio 55 Marin Oct 19, Kathy Kallick Band with Sycamore Slough String Band. Oct 20, Bobby Jo Valentine with

Oct 18, Dan Zemelman Jazz Trio with Deborah Winters and Rose Hoiland. Oct 19, Los Pinguos Vivacious Latin Rhythms. Oct 21, Anne Rainwater. Mon, Open Mic with Derek Smith. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

George’s Nightclub Oct 19, Eric Martin. Oct 20, the Overcommitments. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

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Sweetwater Music Hall Oct 21, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. Oct 23, Houston Jones. Oct 24, Mark Karan. Mon, Open Mic. Every other Wednesday, Wednesday Night Live. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.





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Chicago musician who gained notice after leaving CD-Rs and handwritten flyers in public. Oct 20 at Bottom of the Hill.

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Oct 17, Phil Hardgrave and the Continentals. Oct 19, Michael Landau Soul Pie. Oct 20, Fairfax Irish Feis presents Lucia Comnes, Todd Denman and the Gas Men. Oct 21, Fairfax Irish Feis presents Rory McNamara’s Ring of Truth Trio. Oct 21, Pure Cane. Oct 24, Gail Muldrow and the Rockin’ Blues Band. Oct 24, Ray Brock Experience. Mon, 9pm, open mic. Tues, 9pm, Uzilevsky Korty Duo with special guests. Third Friday of every month, Reggae and dancehall. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.


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Oct 19, Redwood Combo. Oct 20, Foxes in the Henhouse. Oct 21, Gold Coast Jazz Band. Thurs, Open Mic. Third Friday of every month, Redwood Combo. Third Sunday of every month, Gold Coast Jazz Band. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Oct 19, Peter Lind Band. 5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.4030.

Amy Hogan and Julian the Magician. 1455 E Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. 415.453.3161.


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At 6pm. Buddhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palm Tattoo Gallery, second annual art collective features the work of Jane Kelly, Arielle Lemons and others. 313 Main St, Sebastopol. 707.829.7256.

Oct 20 At 4pm. Gallery Bergelli, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Moment in Flightâ&#x20AC;? features new paintings by Greg Ragland. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454. At 5pm. Rebound Bookstore, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phases of the Moonâ&#x20AC;? features various artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; found images and abstract works in the many shapes of the moon. 1641 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.482.0550.

poetry and art of Janie Canan, Hale Thatcher and Andrew Annenberg. Free. 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol. Dinner, WedSun; brunch, Sun 707.824.2030.

Gallery Bergelli Oct 20-Nov 21, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Moment in Flightâ&#x20AC;? features new paintings by Greg Ragland. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

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

Gallery 300 Through Oct 20, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Syn-Er-Gyâ&#x20AC;? features abstract paintings by Bernadette Howard. 300 South A St, Santa Rosa. Open Sat, 12 to 5, and by appointment. 707.332.1212.

Hammerfriar Gallery Through Dec 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forwardâ&#x20AC;? features the work of 13 contemporary conceptual artists, including Chris Beards, Seymour Bergman and others. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

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Through Oct 31, New work by guild members on display. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. Wed-Thurs and Sun-Mon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

Buddhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palm Tattoo Gallery Oct 19-Nov 30, Second annual art collective features the work of Jane Kelly, Arielle Lemons and others. 313 Main St, Sebastopol. TuesWed and Fri-Sat, noon to 8; Sun, noon to 4. 707.829.7256.

Corrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Through Oct 22, Art of over 50 ARTrails-participating artists on display. 637 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.546.2424.

Finley Community Center Through Nov 15, Show features work ranging from amateur to professional local seniors. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 8 to 7; Sat, 9 to 1 707.543.3737.

French Garden Oct 20, 2:30pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Works: A Celebrationâ&#x20AC;? features the

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.

Local Color Gallery Through Nov 12, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transitions,â&#x20AC;? featuring Jim Butcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oil and pastel paintings, Wanda McManusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watercolors and wood sculpture by Adam Bradley. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 707.875.2744.

Quercia Gallery Through Oct 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fleeting Spaces,â&#x20AC;? pastel paintings by Jan Thomas and oil paintings by Cynthia Jackson-Hein. 25193 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills. 707.865.0243.

Quicksilver Mine Company Through Nov 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lyrical Complexities,â&#x20AC;? sculpture by Charles Fahlen, who died in 2010. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.

Riverfront Art Gallery Through Nov 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going Going

Gone,â&#x20AC;? paintings by Christine Kierstread. Through Nov 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invitational Show,â&#x20AC;? featuring work from 16 different artists. Through Nov 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vintage Portraits Tell Their Stories,â&#x20AC;? contemporary vintage photography by Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz. 132 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. Wed, Thurs and Sun, 11 to 6. FriSat, 11 to 8. 707.775.4ART.

Russian River Art Gallery Through Oct 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Between Worldsâ&#x20AC;? features new work by various artists inspired by October, the season of transition. 16357 Main St, Guerneville. Daily, 10 to 6. 707.869.9099.

Slaughterhouse Space Through Oct 27, The slaughterhouse is the subject, with work by over 20 photographers and video artists made over the past month. 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg. Sat, noon to 5, and by appointment. 707.431.1514.

Sonoma County Museum Through Nov 4, Offerings and shrines for DĂ­a de los Muertos on display. Through Nov 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death and Taxes in Fantasylandia,â&#x20AC;? 2-D work by Enrique Chagoya. Through Nov 4, Exhibit by Bay Area artist offers satirical slant on recession. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

University Art Gallery Through Oct 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sound Image Object,â&#x20AC;? 20 artists who make reference to music and sound in their work. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. 707.664.2295.

Various locations Through Oct 21, 10am-5pm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Trailsâ&#x20AC;? invites appreciators of all things visual to once again traipse around the county-side and see local art where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grown. around Sonoma County, Santa Rosa.

Verveine Verlaine Art Parlor Through Nov 17, Grand opening features works on paper by Laura Postell and objects by Miriam Kaye. 18 Crawford Court, Santa Rosa. 707.292.4233.


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PICASSO PENGUIN Seymour Bergman is just one of the artists on exhibit in

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Forward,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; a group show at the Hammarfriar Gallery that runs through Dec. 24 See Galleries, adjacent page. Viva Cocolat Through Oct 24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Found Facesâ&#x20AC;? features masks by Doug Ballou. 110 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.778.9888.

MARIN COUNTY 142 Throckmorton Theatre Through Oct 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Assemblages and Laddersâ&#x20AC;? features paintings by David Geisinger. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

ARTrageous Gallery Through Oct 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fall Collectionâ&#x20AC;? features the work of various artists. 857 Grant Ave, Novato. Tues-Sat, 11 to 6, Sun 11 to 4, Thurs 11 to 8. 415.897.8444.

Gallery Bergelli Through Oct 17, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fall Group Showâ&#x20AC;? featuring work be gallery artists Alexandra Eldridge, Allen Wynn and others. 483 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.945.9454.

Gallery Route One Through Nov 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artists of the West Marin Reviewâ&#x20AC;? features the work of artists who have appeared in the award-winning literary journal. Through Nov 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dualityâ&#x20AC;? featuring the collaborative and individual work of Zea Morvitz and Tim Graveson. Through Nov 11, GRO presents the work of Will Thoms in the Annex. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

The Hannah Gallery Through Nov 5, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Architects, Activists and Avengers: The Black Panther Party 1968,â&#x20AC;? photographs by Pirkle Jones

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and Ruth-Marion Baruch. 170 Donahue St, Marin. ThursSat, 1-5pm. 415.419.1605.

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Marin Civic Center

Through Oct 28, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pressing Mattersâ&#x20AC;? features etchings, woodcuts, monotypes and lithographs by artists including Al Ardelle, Fred L Berensmeier, Geoff Bernstein and others. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

Through Dec 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marin Society of Artists: 85 years,â&#x20AC;? a nonjuried member show. 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. 415.499.6400.

Marin MOCA Through Nov 18, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends of the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;? features the work of San Francisco artist David Maxim. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

Marin Society of Artists Through Nov 11, â&#x20AC;&#x153;85th Annual Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Showâ&#x20AC;? features work by MSA artists in all media. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 415.454.9561.

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Through Oct 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ravelingâ&#x20AC;? features the work of Lisa Kokin. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.


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Through Oct 31, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Free Flow Seriesâ&#x20AC;? features the classically modern paintings of Sausalitobased artist Marge Rector. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

Oct 19-April 2013, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Momentum: Art that Moves (Us),â&#x20AC;? second annual interactive public art exhibition ARTwalk. Free.. 707.257.2117. First Street and Town Center, Napa.

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Through Oct 29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawn from Nature,â&#x20AC;? drawings and sculptures by Maash Pascal and Patti Wessman. 1136 Main St, Napa. No phone.

Through Nov 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Did What to My Comics!?!â&#x20AC;? papercuts by Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

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Through Jan 10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phases of the Moonâ&#x20AC;? features various artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; found images and abstract works in the many shapes of the moon. 1641 Fourth St,

Through Nov 4, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Metal Still Matters,â&#x20AC;? sculptures by Gordon Huether. 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville. Daily, 10 to ) 5. 707.968.2203.

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Comedy Below the Belt Brandon Revels hosts this evening of standup comedy featuring local talent. Third Fri of every month, 9pm. $10. Jasper O’Farrell’s, 6957 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2062.

Mort Sahl Political satirist takes on the election. Oct 22, 8pm. $20. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.


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Asheba Putumayo singer presents a Caribbean dance party for kids. Oct 20, 11am. $5. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. 415.339.3900.

Fall Book Faire Friends of Santa Rosa libraries invites you to dig through thousands of donated books, including fiction and nonfiction, current titles and old favorites. Oct 19-22. $5. Finley Hall, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa.

Fall Fashion Show 707/ 546-6000 ☎ Guerneville • Healdsburg • Sebastopol • Central Santa Rosa • West Santa Rosa

See San Rafael’s newest retail fashions, hear music from DJ GSTAR and eat cupcakes. Oct 19, 6pm. Free. Knimble Clothing & Knick Knack, 851 4th Street, San Rafael. 415.454.4009.

Food for Art Live art show transforms a model into a living piece of art while raising donations for Food for Thought. Oct 20, 11am-4pm. Free. Daredevils & Queens, 122 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.575.5123.

Harvest Festival Bicentennial Harvest Festival features unveiling of replica windmill, a Russian cossack children’s choir and raffle. Oct 20, 10am-4:30pm. $11-$12. Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Hwy 1, Jenner.

Hobo Wine Company Harvest Charity Dinner A rare opportunity to dine in the cellars of a winery built in 1934 and not opened to the public, all the while ) supporting people


Wooden Acting Reading of ‘Plan 9’ highlights wonderfully awful screenplay ’Tis the season for ghouls, gravediggers and bad psychics. Luckily, all three appear in the Glaser Center’s staged reading this week of Plan 9 from Outer Space, that delightfully horrible Ed Wood film full of redundant lines and flimsy UFOs. Because so much of the film’s humor comes from its shaky visuals—stock footage of dead actors, crypts that look like they belong in a second-grade play—it’s difficult to imagine the script without the reels. But this collaboration with KRCB highlights Wood’s fatally flawed dialogue, those philosophical crystals-in-the-rough of which “With your ancient, juvenile minds, you have developed explosives too fast for your minds to conceive what you were doing” and the famous “Future events such as these will affect you in the future” are only two examples. Stage direction adaptations by Bohemian contributor David Templeton will also provide vivid descriptions of key action sequences, capturing each wobbling tombstone and unlit cigarette. Local actress and director Sheri Lee Miller plays the part of “Screenplay,” helping to guide audiencemembers’ imaginations as overweight zombies struggle to crawl from their graves, airplane pilots steer what look like large calzones, and heaven and earth battle for the blank-faced, stiff-jointed bodies of the recent dead. Drink in the awfulness when Plan 9 from Outer Space is read by Keith Baker, Allison Rae Baker, Mark Bradbury and others on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7:30pm. $10. 707.568.5381.—Rachel Dovey

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Home Tour Visit five beautiful 19thcentury properties in Calistoga. Oct 20, 11am-4pm. $45. Sharpsteen Museum, 1311 Washington St, Calistoga. 707.942.5911.

Meet Your Candidate for City Council Meet the candidates for Sebastopol City Council. Candidates will be at Holy Cow on Saturday Oct. 20 and 21 to answer your questions in an informal atmosphere. Oct 20, 11am and 3pm and Oct 21, 12 and 2:30pm. Free. Holy Cow Coffee and Tea, 130 South Main St. Suite 103, Sebastopol. 707861-9050.

Singles Party Single adults invited to meet new friends, play mixer games and eat appetizers. Oct 21, 3pm. $10. Seafood Peddler, 303 Johnson Street, Sausalito. 415.460.6669.

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Sit back and watch the candidates duke it out on the big screen. Oct 22, 6pm. $10$20. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

For the Benefit of All Beings

Attila Giuseppe Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opera starring Iidar Abdrazakov is broadcast from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. Oct 20, 7pm. $20. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Birth Story Film about famous group of women who taught themselves to deliver babies on a 1970s

Barley legal presents live shadow cast along with screening. Oct 20, 11:30pm. $10. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Jewish Film Festival

This Land Is Our Land

Series has a theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;music.â&#x20AC;? Films include â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Day I Saw Your Heart,â&#x20AC;? Oct 18; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kaddish for a Friend,â&#x20AC;? Oct 25; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fiddler,â&#x20AC;? Oct 30; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family,â&#x20AC;? Nov 8; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reuniting the Rubins,â&#x20AC;? Nov 15; â&#x20AC;&#x153;AKA Pomus,â&#x20AC;? Nov 29; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hava Nagila,â&#x20AC;? Dec 4. Times vary. Thurs, Oct 18. $15-$66. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

David Bollierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary examines anti-government extremism and commercial interests. Oct 19, 2pm. Free with reservation. College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus, Admin Bldg Rm 121, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

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Film screening and Q&A with Ninivi Calegari and Dave Eggers. Oct 18, 7pm. Free with reservation. Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.996.6767.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sebastopol Doc Film Fest

The Wicked West Ghost Town Fifth Annual Wicked West Ghost Town and maze of Jose Ramon Avenue runs Oct 1721 and 24 at 7pm. Free. Jose Ramon Avenue, Santa Rosa.

the history of the Clear Lake Pomo through 1900. Oct 21, 5pm. Free. Aubergine, 755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.2722.

True story of Tibet Buddhist teacher Garchen Rinpoche screens with filmmaker Chirstina Lundberg in attendance. Oct 21, 4pm. $10. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Challenge benefits the education programs of the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Sixth Street Playhouse. Oct 19, 6pm. $25-$30. Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor.

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National Theatre London presents Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory in satire about a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shifting place in society. Sat, Oct 20, 10am. $16-$23. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

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Anna Netrebko and Matthew Plenzani star in comic opera, the first in the seventh season of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Met: Live in HD.â&#x20AC;? Wed, Oct 17, 1 and 7pm. $23. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

One Man, One Cow, One Planet Transition Sonoma Valley shows award-winning documentary about the father of biodynamic farming. Oct 18, 7pm. Free. Sonoma Valley Grange Hall, 18627 Sonoma Hwy, Boyes Hot Springs.

Petaluma International Film Festival Fourth annual film festival presents over films from around the globe, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Symmetry of the Butterfly,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under African Skiesâ&#x20AC;? and many others. Oct 19-21. $10-$150. Boulevard Cinemas, Petaluma Boulevard at C Street, Petaluma.

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Lectures Writer of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Naked, Drunk and Writingâ&#x20AC;? talks about crafting personal essays. Oct 18, 7pm. $15. Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma.

Belts of Power Joan Parisi Wilcox, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masters of the Living Energy: The Qâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ero Indians of Peru,â&#x20AC;? speaks on the energy body. Oct 22, 7pm. $10-$20. Dyhana Center Lofts, 186 N Main St, Sebastopol. 800.796.6863.

Jim Nikas Guest curator and filmmaker discusses the art and imagery of social movements with roots in the 22-year collaboration between Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada and publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. Oct 19, 6:30pm. Donations accepted. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

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The Limits of Science with Gus diZerega.” Wed, Oct 17, 6pm. $10. Ions, 101 San Antonio Rd, Petaluma.

Stress & the Holidays Learn new approaches to managing holiday stress and plus some new tools to help boost your attitude and wellness during the season. Oct 18, 6pm. Free. Preventive Medical Center of Marin, 25 Mitchell Blvd, San Rafael. 415.472.2343.

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Penel on likely outcomes of Venezuela’s December election includes former Venezuelan consul general Martin Sanchez. Oct 18, 7:30pm. $5-$10 suggested donation. First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr, San Rafael.

Readings Book Passage Oct 17, 1pm, “The Round House” with Louise Erdrich. Oct 17, 7pm, “Beta” with Rachel Cohn. Oct 18, 7pm, “The Paris Deadline” with Max Byrd. Oct 19, 7pm, “Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury” with Stephan Pastis. Oct 20, 1pm, “On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve” with Debbie Miller. Oct 20, 4pm, “The American Way of Eating” with Tracie McMillan. Oct 21, 4pm, “Too Tall Houses” with Gianna Marino. Oct 21, 7:40pm, “Freedom Sailors” with Greta Berlin. Oct 22, 7pm, “The End of Your Life” with Will Schwalbe. Oct 23, 6pm, “Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers” with Dav Pilkey. Oct 23, 7pm, “Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, With a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher and a Hopeless Drunk” with Don Lattin. Oct 24, 7pm, “And Life Rejoicing: Chapters from a Charmed Life” with Huston Smith and Phil Cousineau. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Falkirk Cultural Center Oct 18, 7:30pm, Marin Poetry Center celebrates the release of its 2012 Anthology with a readaround by contributors.. Free. Third Thursday of every month, Marin Poetry Center hosts open

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Little Vineyards Oct 17, 6pm, “A Girl’s Night Out” with Laurie B Mintz. $25 including signed book, glass of wine and light dinner. 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen 707.996.2750.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books Oct 18, 3pm, “Hanging by a Thread” with Sophie Littlefield. Oct 20, 1:30pm, “Grief Denied” with Pauline Laurent. Oct 22, 4pm, “The Familiars” with Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, “Otherworld Chronicles” with Nils JohnsonShelton and “Gravediggers” with Christopher Krotavin. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Anthony Robles Three-time All-American wrestler with only one leg reads from his memoir “Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated.” Oct. 23 at 7pm. Petaluma High School Multipurpose Room. 201 Fair Street, Petaluma. 707.762.0563.

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Camelot Arthurian musical presented by New Spreckels Theater Company. Various times. Through Oct 21. $20-$26. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

Einstein & the Polar Bear Curtain Call Theatre presents romantic comedy by Tom Griffin. Various times. Through Oct 27. $12-$15. Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.849.4873.

Harvey Raven Players present classic about gigantic, invisible rabbit. Various dates and times. Oct 19Nov 4. $23. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

How the Other Half Loves This comedy of employment manners and affairs follows the Fosters, the Philips and the Featherstones. Fri, Oct 19, 8pm, Sat, Oct 20, 8pm and Sun, Oct 21, 2pm. $15-$18. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214.


Oct 18, 3:30pm, ND Wilson. Oct 24, 7pm, “Enchantment: New and Selected Stories” with Thaisa Frank. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

Shakespeare’s epic drama about murder most foul, betrayal and madness. Times vary. Fri-Sun through Oct 21. $10-$20. College of Marin, 835 College Ave, Kentfield.

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Theater Alternative Realities Fall Festival Ross Valley Players RAW presents four plays on the theme of alternate realities, including “Tweak,” “Sofa Surfing,” “Pete’s Place” and “The Author and His Creations.” Oct 19-21, 2 and 8pm. $15-$45. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

August: Osage County When the family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman ways are rocked by repressed truths and unsettling secrets. ThursSun through Nov 4. $20$32. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Topdog/Underdog 2002 Pulitzer winner follows brothers Lincoln and Booth, trapped in a dangerous sparring match fueled by poverty, face, family history and even their names. Various times. Through Oct 21. $36-$57. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill alley. 415.388.5208.

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For the week of October 17

ARIES (March 21–April 19) When Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro laid waste to Peru in 1532, his soldiers found green stones on the land. Were they emeralds? A priest who was traveling with them gave them bad advice. He said that the way to determine whether they were merely colored glass or else precious gems was to test their hardness by pounding them with hammers. In this manner, many actual emeralds were shattered into fragments. Learn from this mistake, Aries. Make sure you recognize treasures for what they are. And don’t force them to submit to unwise tests that misconstrue their true nature. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

Someone at Reddit. com posted a question to the community: Could anyone help him recreate the aroma of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland? He said he loved that smell. It was a blend of damp earth, rotting wood and gunpowder. It had musty overtones, a hint of chlorine and a tantalizing freshness. If only he could get that fragrance to permeate his house, he testified, he’d always be able to work at peak efficiency. You might want to follow his lead, Taurus. It’s a good time to identify and gather all the ingredients you would need to make sure your environment inspires you to the max.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) If you asked me to be your personal adviser, I would prescribe supplements and herbs to build up your immune system. I’d insist that you eat nothing but healthy food and get at least eight hours of sleep every night. I’d suggest that you meditate daily on images that symbolize your most inspiring desires. For fun, I might even advise you to do a ritual in which you create a big circle around yourself using violet yarn and then do a series of playful acts to pump up your freedom, like dancing as wildly as you know how and chanting “Love is my creator.” Finally, Gemini, if you sought my counsel, I’d urge you to use your exuberant imagination in concert with your disciplined intellect as you design a long-term plan to charge up your well-being. CANCER (June 21–July 22)

“Dear Free Will Astrologer: I found your website by accident today and was drawn in fast and hard. No matter what I did I could not escape and get back to my work. Your messages were too interesting for my own good. You gave me too many answers to questions I’ve had for too many years. I felt like I was being cured of problems I didn’t even know I had. Many hours went by until finally I was able to pull myself out of the vortex. How did this happen?”—Freaked Out. Dear Freaked: I was born under the sign of Cancer the Crab, and it so happens that the people of my tribe are currently emanating an intriguing and inscrutable aura. We’re at the peak of our ability to attract and seduce. Many of us are using our power benevolently, but our mysterious mojo could still be a bit unsettling.

LEO (July 23–August 22) The past is headed your way bearing gifts, Leo. I recommend that you make yourself available for its blessings, which may be delivered to you in unexpected ways. For example, the spirit of a dead loved one could impart an enigmatic but useful tip in the middle of the night. An abandoned dream you assumed was gone forever might return from limbo to grant you a wish. A favor you did for someone long ago could finally be repaid. Are you ready to let history reward you in its own unique style? VIRGO (August 23–September 22) Just for you, it is Shark Week. During this dicey holiday, you should be wary of all sharks, especially the kind that look like human beings. Don’t get in their way and don’t underestimate them. On the other hand, I’m not opposed to you getting to know some sharks better. They could teach you some valuable lessons on how to get what you want. Not that you would ever be as cold-blooded and predatory as they are, of course. But it might be energizing to your ambitions if you add just a bit of sharklike thinking to your repertoire. LIBRA (September 23–October 22)

Visualize yourself heading out on a high adventure with interesting people—but all the while being distracted by the memory of a trivial insult you experienced

earlier that day. Picture yourself getting intimate with a lover who inspires you to lose your selfconsciousness—up until the point when you decide to interrupt your fun by answering a phone call from some random person. Imagine toning yourself down and holding yourself back because of misplaced politeness or unnecessary guilt or delusional fear—even though you’re feeling a rushing instinct to surge and soar and overflow. Finally, Libra, understand that in getting you to envision these parodies of your current inclinations, I’m hoping to shock you into making sure that nothing like them happens.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

Sometime soon you may dream of being naked at a public event like a class at school or a committee meeting. I think this would be an excellent omen, so I hope it comes to pass. It would signify that you’re ready to shed the disguises that have been making it problematical for you to reinvent yourself. Who is the New You? Stripping down to the bare essentials in your dreams will help you see raw truths about your waking life.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21) As you cross the great water in search of the unknown treasure, navigate by the light of the clouds. That’s your dreamy oracle, Sagittarius. What does it mean? Well, the work you do to figure it out is essential to activating its potential, so I don’t want to give away too much. But here are three further hints to inspire you on your quest. 1. Be willing to go a long way to find a secret you don’t even know you’re looking for. 2. Consider the possibility of cultivating faith in a goal that you don’t quite yet grasp in its entirety. 3. Rely on shadows and reflections to give you accurate information you can’t get directly from the thing that’s casting shadows and being reflected.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Everyone has some kind of power. What’s yours? In the coming days, I suspect there will be some crisis and opportunity regarding how you use it. Maybe you will be invited to assume more authority or exercise greater influence. Maybe your ability to wield your particular clout will be questioned or doubted, and you will be challenged to either stand up and express it with more integrity and purpose, or else relinquish it. For best results, take a moment right now to visualize the precise power you would love to command. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) “Dear Rob: I really enjoy reading your horoscopes. You feel like a friend I’ve never met. When I try to picture what you’re like, I keep getting a vision of you as being fat, short and bald with a strawberry blond moustache. Am I right?”—Curious Aquarius. Dear Curious: It’s great that you’ve decided to do a reality check. This is an excellent time for all you Aquarians to see if what you imagine to be true is a match for the world as it actually is. To answer your question, I am in fact tall and thin, don’t wear a moustache and have an abundance of long silver hair. PISCES (February 19–March 20)

I’ve got just the right message to set the tone for you in the weeks ahead. It comes from writer H. P. Lovecraft, and captures the essence of your astrological omens. “Pleasure to me is wonder,” said Lovecraft. “It’s the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” Now get out there, Pisces, and gather up all the mysterious marvels you have coming to you—all the bracing encounters with uncanny grace.

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