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FEBRUARY EVENTS Saturday, February 1, 7pm

SUE MONK KIDD The Invention of Wings

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Monday, February 24, 7pm

Wednesday, February 12, 7pm

The Secret of Raven Point





From the author of Easter Island.



Since The House of the Spirits stole our hearts in the 80s, Allende has written nearly 20 more books. In Ripper, she creates a face-paced, atmospheric mystery.


Valentine’s Day Warm-up Events! Friday, February 7, 7pm


Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships - SEBASTOPOL Thursday, February 13, 7pm


Monday, February 24, 7pm

ANNE LEONARD Moth and Spark

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Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted MONTGOMERY VILLAGE

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Rhapsodies Goodbye, Farewell & Amen In which the editor steps down BY GABE MELINE


here’s no simple way to say this, so I’ll just spit it out: This is my last issue as the editor of the Bohemian.

The good thing is that I’m leaving the paper in a strong position. In my three years as editor, I’ve coordinated a redesign of both the print paper and the website, won four national AAN awards for my music writing, overseen two CNPA awards for the paper as editor, increased website traffic tenfold, launched and hosted the 24-Hour Band Contest, been a voice of the paper on KSRO and continued to write for all sections of the paper. But most importantly, the Bohemian remains a strong voice in the community during a time when print journalism is presumed to be dying. We’ve broken stories locally in my time as editor about Efren Carrillo knocking a guy unconscious outside a Too $hort show, the inability of the Santa Rosa Police Department to accurately track gang crime statistics, the $10 million tab left to the city of Petaluma by developers of the Theatre District, and the Press Democrat’s sale by the New York Times Co.—all stories that wound up later as front-page news in the local daily. Add our consistently excellent arts, food and music coverage, and, well, I’m supremely proud of the impact we’ve had. Being able to have that kind of impact on the community can be addictive. Especially if, like me, you really, really love your community. I found myself working late nights, trying to do the best possible job I could. I worked weekends and days off. I worked a lot. I shouldn’t have. Because my wife works full-time too, raising a fouryear-old daughter while trying to ensure the paper was a good as possible started to alternately resemble either a madcap farce or a Cassavetes tearjerker. So basically, I’m slowing down. I’ll be able to spend much more time with family and friends this way. And in fact, Leilani Clark, who’s been by my side doing an excellent job for these three years as staff writer, is stepping down as well. This is not an end. I’ll still be around, in print, in one way or another. More importantly, the Bohemian will be in good hands. There’s truly no paper in the world like it. Gabe Meline is the outgoing editor of this paper. Open Mic is a weekly feature. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write

Justice Achieved I want to say thank you to Leilani Clark for so eloquently and presciently reporting on the issue of restorative justice (“A Better Discipline,” Jan. 22). Her empathy for the students, along with the teachers and administrators, is especially refreshing. Restorative justice is poised to change the way we as a nation discipline our students, and Santa Rosa is squarely at the forefront of implementing it as an alternative to decades of failed punishment. It is a vision for which we can be very proud, but it doesn’t often receive the kind of attention paid in last week’s wellresearched cover story. Thanks again to Leilani Clark and the Bohemian.


Remembering a Giant A giant left us this week. Pete Seeger, American folk music lion and vanguard sociopolitical activist, passed away in his sleep at age 94. Pete started America’s folk music revival of the 1940s, one that continues today. At his concerts, he taught us how to sing out and sing harmony. He made over a hundred albums. Songs he authored include “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Oh Had I a Golden Thread,” “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” “The Water Is Wide,” “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy,” “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “If I Had a Hammer.” He was a master of the five-string banjo and 12-string guitar, and wrote landmark instructional books for both. His playing was confident and driving, but he had a humble, aw-shucks way about his pickin’ that pervaded his persona as well.

Pete added music to the labor union and Civil Rights movements and popularized “We Shall Overcome.” With his wife, Toshi, he started Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a nonprofit that cleaned up New York State’s polluted Hudson River.

He took it on the chin for his lefty politics. Pete was interrogated by the House Un-American Activities Committee, branded a “red,” blacklisted from TV and ostracized by mainstream media. But he was an outsize personality and he made his voice heard from outside, and in 1994 Pete was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime contributions to American culture. As a teen, Pete had questioned what he was going to do with his life. He figured it out. He changed America with his music activism.


Jenifa, Oh Jeni I think we are overthinking the fact that this one interview had Jennifer Lawrence and Debra Granik sitting together (“Down By J-Law,” Jan. 22). They were not afraid to have Lawrence sit by herself during the Winter’s Bone press junket, as she did many interviews by herself. It could have easily been that this was her first interview of the press junket and based on how nervous Lawrence gets when having to answer the artsy questions about her work, the team probably felt it be better to have Granik lead the way and give Lawrence an idea as to what she can say in the remaining interviews. You will see this still takes place today— even though the world loves unfiltered Lawrence, she will allow her director or even one of her other cast members do the majority of the talking when talking about the craft or detailed aspects of the production process.



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Paper MADE FOR YOU AND ME The fight over beach access recalls similar battles in the 1990s.

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Near-universally hated proposal would charge $7 per car for Sonoma Coast beach access BY NICOLAS GRIZZLE


he beach is a sacred space to North Bay denizens. In Sonoma County, it’s one of the few county parks that doesn’t charge a use fee, providing access to an amazing, taken-for-granted piece of our world: the ocean. But now, the state wants to install self-pay stations, commonly known

as “iron rangers,” at 14 beaches in the Sonoma Coast State Park system, charging $7 for each vehicle. “I know that many locals will be very disappointed because of all the effort they have put into fighting this for so many years,” says Michele Luna, executive director of Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Indeed, she says, the fight is similar to one waged in the 1990s, when a $5 fee was

proposed and defeated after public outcry. The nonprofit has not taken an official stance on the issue, but “our efforts have gone toward working on alternatives to charging fees,” says Luna. “We need to find another way to provide the funding that State Parks needs to operate our parks.” A petition posted a year ago protesting the fee proposal was started by Sonoma County supervisor Efren ) 10

Birthday Wish Memphis Roetter is turning nine years old, and for his birthday on Feb. 26, he wants what any boy his age would want—to donate at least 9,999 meals to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. This isn’t Memphis’ first rodeo, so to speak. The Sonoma County philanthropist has asked for donations to a charity as his birthday gift each of the past four years. He asks neighbors, friends, family and even shoppers in front of supermarkets for help in his goal. When he turned six, he raised enough for 5,585 meals; at age seven, that number grew to over 8,000, and last year, with a goal of 8,888 meals, Memphis raised enough money for the food bank to provide over 10,000 meals. This year he hopes at least to reach that mark. “He’s definitely been putting in the effort,” says his father, Chuck Roetter. Since two meals can be provided by the food bank for about $1, that means he’ll have to collect at least $5,000. As of Monday, he already had $1,550 raised through various sources, including a crowdfunding site. Last week, Memphis was outside Oliver’s Market in Santa Rosa asking shoppers if they’d like to contribute to his goal. More than the usual handful stopped for the energetic, fair-haired do-gooder and pledged funds. More inside were shopping for items to donate directly (although cash is far more effective, given the food bank’s heavily discounted rate for bulk purchasing). Though this wasn’t originally his idea (his mom, Juli, suggested it to him on a smaller scale when he was turning four), it’s been Memphis’ decision ever since. “It’s more work each year,” says Chuck Roetter, “but he doesn’t seem to shy away from it.” For more information or to donate, visit /2014annualfooddrive. —Nicolas Grizzle

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Carrillo; it gathered 445 supporters. “Being made to pay to walk at the beach is just plain wrong,â€? Carrillo writes in his petition. “For the state to now start closing the door on free access to the beach is unthinkable and indefensible. Free public access to the beach is a core right of the public and must not be eroded. People should not be forced to pay the state to use what is rightfully theirs.â€? The board of supervisors soundly rejected the idea when it was proposed in June, but the state parks system appealed the ruling to the California Coastal Commission. If it passes, surfers, kite yers, whale watchers, artists and everyone else who enjoys Sonoma County’s beaches will have to carry cash on hand to visit the natural spectacle, and money collected at these sites wouldn’t necessarily go into directly funding them. Even under new legislation aimed at localizing park funds, only half of the revenues from a park district go back into that district, and that’s only if the state parks system meets its overall revenue goals. The Russian River district, which includes the proposed fee installation sites, is reportedly on track to make its revenue goals, as is the state parks system. Three years ago, 70 state parks were closed or threatened with closure due to the state’s budget crisis. Locally, big parks like Jack London and Sugarloaf Ridge were spared when nonproďŹ t groups stepped in to fund and maintain them. Some beaches at state parks in Southern California recently had pay stations installed, charging up to $15 for a dayuse fee. Locally, the potentially affected beaches include Goat Rock, Shell Beach, Portuguese Beach, Schoolhouse Beach, North and South Salmon Creek, Campbell Cove, Stump Beach, Russian Gulch and Bodega Head. The appeal to the California Coastal Commission may be heard at its meeting in May, when the monthly meeting is held in the Bay Area. “We try to target items of signiďŹ cant public interest to

hearings that are local to the issue,â€? says the commission’s media coordinator Sarah Christie, but she couldn’t conďŹ rm that the meeting’s agenda would include it. The deadline for the appeal process is 120 days, and “the clock doesn’t start running until the ďŹ le is complete and all the information is in,â€? she says. The clock has not yet begun to tick, she clariďŹ ed.

‘This coast is still a place people identify as being theirs, and our job is to protect it for them.’ The commission was formed in 1976 to ensure public access to the state’s beaches. Wealthy developers had bought coastal land for subdivisions, which had no chance of being approved. Peter Douglas, the California Coastal Commission’s leader for 35 years, has said they turned to then-governor Ronald Reagan to help sell the land. That’s when a considerable amount of coastal land was purchased by the state— 145,000 acres, to be exact—from Malibu to Point Arena, and added to the parks system. After Sea Ranch, a second-home community with beautiful views— for those who could afford it—was constructed, a fear of private ownership of what belonged to the public ensued. A 1971 bill to ensure public access was defeated in the Legislature, so it was put to public vote. Douglas, who died in 2012, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times obituary as having said, “This coast is still a place people identify as being theirs, it’s a precious treasure, and our job is to protect it for them.�

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Dining UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS In addition to jewelry at Macy’s, Downton Abbey now has its own tea, by Novato’s Republic of Tea.

Local Goodness Finding sips, tastes and trends for 2014 at the Fancy Food Show BY BROOKE JACKSON


he National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Fancy Food Show, presented Jan. 19–21 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, is considered the annual harbinger of things to come: prominent flavors, trends in lifestyle and nutritional choices as well as new products

and innovations. This year, 1,350 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions were sprawled across the massive convention center, and the aisles teemed with attendees looking for the next great thing. Vying for the position were approximately 80,000 different products, including a plethora of cheeses, candies, coffees, teas, cured meats and condiments of

every stripe. Naturally, the North Bay was well represented with all types of original food and drink products. Healthful snack foods encompassed a large category at this year’s show. Wild California, from Petaluma, introduced its crisps, a cross between a cracker and a chip; made with dried fruit, toasted seeds and spices, they’re low in fat and full of fiber, and are made with ingredients from the Golden State. Popcorn from

over 30 vendors was a huge force, and appeared in an abundance of flavors—some zany, some sweet and some downright questionable (dill pickle, sriracha, garlic and harissa, caramel macadamia, Vietnamese cinnamon, toasted sesame and seaweed.) An unusual snack from the Good Bean in Berkeley introduced seven types of crispy, roasted chickpeas to the market. Savory flavors like sea salt and chili lime were delicious, sweet ones like chocolate not so much. Nuts were another expansive group under the snack heading. Perfectly toasted, candied, spiced or salted varieties were on display with cardamom cashews from Sante, a taste highlight. Spices, salts, herbs and rubs made up a big part of the condiment section. Organic, fair trade and whole spices singly sourced are a continuing trend. Napa’s own Whole Spice showcased its rice and grain seasoning blends with flavors like almond, cranberry and herbs, Moroccan harissa and Mexican mole. Widely regarded as a purveyor of the freshest spices in the North Bay, the company’s new blends are meal inspirations in an envelope. The Spice Lab’s test tubes of colorful salts, sugars and herbs were also attractive, while the ground Madagascar vanilla powder from Lafaza offered a flavorful and alcohol-free way to use this important ingredient. Hot drinks were a huge category at the show, with teas leading the way in fun and flavorful blends. Novato’s Republic of Tea rolled out its Downton Abbey label with the Grantham Breakfast and English Rose varieties, which received lots of attention. They also featured two biodynamic teas: Darjeeling from India and chamomile from Italy. Other interesting flavors in tea were chocolate Earl Grey, salted caramel and chai with a hint

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of coffee, making for indulgent afternoon sipping. Coffee in all types, both hot and cold, continues to be very popular. One of the most unusual was the Caffe Borsa hand drip, which comes in an envelope similar to a tea bag. It unfolds into a mini drip bag with arms that attach to your cup. Pour boiling water through and—voilĂ !—a perfectly brewed cup of Joe. Two companies from the North Bay have created ours and oils using grape skins and seeds, the waste products of the wine industry. WholeVine of Santa Rosa offered tastes of its glutenfree cookies and crackers, made with our of dried grape skins and seeds. Salute Sante from Napa sampled its grapeseed oils and introduced two new varietals in their ours, which are ground from the seeds. These products are surprisingly nutritious, contributing a boost of avor, ďŹ ber and antioxidants. Novato’s Navitas Naturals showcased its line of organic superfoods, including maca, goji, cacao and chia seeds for snacking and for use as ingredients in recipes guaranteed to increase health. Napacakes’ Panaforte garnered raves from tasters of this satisfying treat, considered the “original power bar.â€? Among the thousands of products, cheese was a standout, and the North Bay sent many talented cheese makers from the ock. Point Reyes Farmstead had samples of its new Bay Blue, a tangy mouthful reminiscent of Stilton. The venerable Marin French Cheese Company showed off a few of its classic soft rind varieties to grateful samplers. These were just two of the many talented cheese makers from the tri-county North Bay at the show. The San Francisco Fancy Food Show presents the classic and the novel in the specialty food industry, reecting trends for the coming year.

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

Rating indicates the low to average cost of a full dinner for one person, exclusive of desserts, beverages and tip.

S O N OM A CO U N T Y Bruno’s on Fourth American. $$-$$$. There’s real sophistication lurking in these upscale American comfort staples like flat-iron steak and fries, macaroni-ham casserole and stellar braised lamb shank. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Fri; dinner only, Sat; Sun, brunch and dinner. 1226 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.569.8222.

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

Dierk’s Parkside Cafe

630 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.3785.

Madrona Manor Eclectic California cuisine. $$$$. Romantic fine dining in grand historic landmark mansion. Seasonal menu and superior wine list. Dinner daily. 1001 Westside Rd, Healdsburg. 707.433.4231. Nonni’s Ristorante Italiano Italian. $$. Hearty family recipes served with neighborly hospitality. Familyowned. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Fri; dinner, Sat-Sun. 420 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.0222.

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.

American. $. Classic, fresh diner food in a comfortable diner setting. Ought to be in a movie. Breakfast and lunch daily. 404 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.573.5955. Dierk’s Midtown Cafe, 1422 Fourth St, Santa Rosa.

$$. Smart décor, professional service, very solid wonton soup. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat; dinner, Sun. 3080 Marlowe Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.545.2911.

Gypsy Cafe Diner. $$.

Sunflower Caffe Cafe.

Breakfast all day and excellent lunch featuring eggs Benedict, chilaquiles and pulled-pork sandwiches. Friday night dinners feature signature fried chicken, fresh local fish, burgundy pot roast, Diestel turkey meatloaf and organic spinach ravioli. Breakfast and lunch, Wed-Mon; dinner, Fri. 162 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.861.3825.

$-$$. Excellent, satisfying food served cafeteria-style. Breakfast and lunch daily. 421 First St, Sonoma. 707.996.6645.

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

Mac’s Delicatessen Diner. $. Large selection of Jewish-style sandwiches; excellent cole slaw. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Sat.

Royal China. Chinese.

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

Wolf House Californian. $$. Stick with the simple, classics dishes, as they always shine. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily; brunch, Sat-Sun. 13740 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen. 707.996.4401. Yao-Kiku Japanese. $$-$$$. Fresh sushi with ingredients flown in from

Japan steals the show in this popular neighborhood restaurant. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8180.

MA R I N CO U N T Y Fish Seafood. $$-$$$. Incredibly fresh seafood in incredibly relaxed setting overlooking bay. Lunch and dinner daily. (Cash only.) 350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.FISH.

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

Hilltop 1892 American. $$-$$$$. Casual dining with panoramic Marin views and a California-cuisine take on such classic fare as steaks, fresh seafood and seasonal greens. Complete with custom cocktails. Lunch and dinner daily; Sunday brunch. 850 Lamont Ave, Novato. 415.893.1892.

Il Piccolo Caffe Italian. $$. Big, ample portions at this premier spot on Sausalito’s spirited waterfront. Breakfast and lunch daily. 660 Bridgeway, Ste 3, Sausalito. 415.289.1195. Marin Brewing Co Pub food. $-$$. Excellent soups, salads, pub grub and awardwinning pork-beer sausage. Lunch and dinner daily. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677. Pier 15 American. $$. Fun, tucked-away old-fashioned spot overlooking hidden harbor. Great place for breakfast at a bar, too. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch, SatSun. 15 Harbor St, San Rafael. 415.256.9121. Salito’s Crab House Seafood . $$$. Waterfront setting with extensive marine menu plus steak and other American staples. Lunch and dinner daily. 1200 Bridgeway Ave, Sausalito. 415.331.3226.

Small Shed Flatbreads Pizza. $$. Slow Food-informed Marin Organics devotee with a cozy, relaxed family atmosphere and no BS

approach to great food served simply for a fair price. 17 Madrona St, Mill Valley. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 415.383.4200.

Sol Food Puerto Rican. $. Flavorful, authentic and homestyle at this Puerto Rican eatery, which is as hole-in-thewall as they come. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. San Rafael locations: 811 Fourth St. 415.451.4765. 901 & 903 Lincoln Ave. 415.256.8903. Mill Valley location: 401 Miller Ave, Mill Valley.

N A PA CO U N T Y Bistro Jeanty French. $$$. Rich, homey cuisine. A perfect choice when you can’t get a chance to do your Laundry. Lunch and dinner daily. 6510 Washington St, Yountville. 707.944.4870. Boonfly Cafe California cuisine. $-$$. Extraordinary food in an extraordinary setting. Perfect pasta and mussels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 4080 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.299.4900.

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

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

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen Eclectic. $$-$$$. As comfortable as it sounds, with a rich and varied melting pot of a menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 1327 Railroad Ave, St Helena. 707.963.1200.

Cindy Pawlycyn’s Wood Grill & Wine Bar American. $$-$$$. Classic American fare that stays up on current mainstays like crispy pork belly, braised short ribs and crab roll but doesn’t skimp on the burger. Long wine list, kids menu, patio and more. Lunch and dinner, WedSun. 641 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.0700.

Cole’s Chop House American steakhouse. $$$$$. Handsome, upscale 1950s-era steakhouse serving


Smarter Farming Ah, TED Talks, thy shadow is everywhere. This week, the sustainable agriculture scene rips a frame from the YouTube sensation’s playbook in a speaker series called INOV8 at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Modeled in the vein of TED, the second-annual INOV8 series aims to address the roots of innovation and new models for creativity in food and drink. Certainly in our region there are bright minds chugging along on this very subject, and the evening includes Nick Papadopoulos, cofounder of Cropmobster, along with Jennifer Lynn Bice of Redwood Hill Farm, Kathleen Inman from Inman Family Wines (pictured) and Chris Benziger of the Benziger Family Winery. Together, that’s a lot of ideas and innovation on the stage. The best part may be that the presentation is free. See bright minds wax agriculturally on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the SRJC’s Newman Auditorium. 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7pm. Free. 707.527.4011.—Gabe Meline

chophouse classics like dryaged porterhouse steak and Black Angus filet mignon. Wash down the red meat with a “nostalgia” cocktail. Dinner daily. 1122 Main St, Napa. 707.224.6328.

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.

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

French Laundry Definitive California Cuisine. $$$$. What else is there to say? Chef Thomas Keller’s institution is among the very best restuarants in the

country. 6640 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2380.

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

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 daily. 1314 McKinstry St, Napa. 707.257.5157.

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



S O N OM A CO U N T Y Bartholomew Park Winery A scenic locale for something that sounds like it belongs in a Henry James novel. Sauvignon Blanc and Cab are kings here. 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma. Open daily, 11am– 4:30pm. 707.935.9511.

Claypool Cellars “They call me Mister Knowitall, I sup the aged wine.” Sup on Primus frontman’s Purple Pachyderm Pinot Noir and Rhone-style Fancí Blend in wine country’s cutest caboose, a must-see for rock and wine fans alike. 6761 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. Open SaturdaySunday, 1–5pm. 707.861.9358. Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery Pinot meets Pinotage at the edge of the continent. Take the turnoff to Meyers Grade Road and don’t look back. 15725 Meyers Grade Road, Jenner. Open daily, 10am–6pm. Tasting fee, $10. 707.847.3460.

Iron Horse Despite the rustic tasting room, Iron Horse produces sparkling wine and Pinots for the elite. A brilliant view for winetasting. 209786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol. Open daily, 10am–3:30pm. 707.887.1507. Occidental Road Cellars High-end clients like Schramsberg and RadioCoteau buy most of the Prathers’ grapes; just 5 percent are made into their own wine, and at a comparative “grower’s discount.” Chard, Pinot, and cool-climate Syrah at its very best. 2064 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Building 7, Sebastopol. By appointment, Saturday 1–4pm. 707.874.9470.

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.

Stonestreet Late wine magnate Jess Jackson took to the hills in a big way. Eight hundred acres, 400 blocks, at elevations up to 2,000 feet. Tasting room is a fewfrills affair, while “mountain excursions” offer views plus Cab and Chardonnay, plus lunch. 7111 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg. Daily, 11am to 4:30pm. $12, $15 and $25; Mountain excursion, $75. 707.433.9463. Wilson Winery Scenic setting and rustic-modern tasting room makes for an atmospheric, recommended visit. Single-vineyard Zinfandels, Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petite Sirah win awards for good reason— namely, even curmudgeons take one sip and turn into believers. 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Open daily, 11am to 5pm. Tastings are $5; $10 for reserves. 707.433.4355.

MARIN CO U N TY Bacchus & Venus A trendy place for beginners and tourists. Great place to learn the basics. 769 Bridgeway, Sausalito. Open daily, noon– 7pm. 415.331.2001. Point Reyes Vineyards The tasting room features many varietals but the main reason to go is for the sparkling wines. Open Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. 12700 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes. 415.663.1011.

N A PA CO U N TY Beaulieu Vineyard History in a glassful of dust– Rutherford dust. Somethingfor-everyone smorgasbord

of solid varietal wines, plus library selections of flagship Georges de Latour Cab back to 1970. 1960 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. Daily, 10am–5pm. Tastings $15–$20; Reserve Room, $35. 707.967.5233.

Darioush Exotic locale, with giant columns and a Persian theme, Darioush is justly famous for its Bordeaux. 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa. Open daily, 10:30am–5pm. 707.257.2345. Monticello Vineyards Thomas Jefferson had no success growing wine grapes; happily, the Corley family has made a go of it. Although winetasting is not conducted in the handsome reproduction building itself, there’s a shaded picnic area adjacent. 4242 Big Ranch Rd., Napa. Open daily, 10am–4:30pm. $15. 707.253.2802, ext. 18.

Patz & Hall In a Napa business park, this highlyregarded brand’s tasting room may look corporate-slick, but the spotlight is on the dirt farmers who make it all happen. Pinot and Chardonnay. 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste. A, Napa. Wednesday– Sunday, 10am–4pm. Seated tastings 10:30am, 1pm and 3pm. Tasting fee, $20–$40. 707.265.7700.

Quixote There is a sense of dignity to the colorful little castle that grows out of the landscape beneath the Stag’s Leap palisades, commensurate with the architect’s humanistic aspirations. 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa. By appointment. 707.944.2659. Raymond Vineyards Burgundy scion Jean-Charles Boisset has put his stamp on staid Napa producer. See the Theater of Nature, depicting biodynamics; feel the Corridor of the Senses; luxuriate in the members-only Red Room, party in the gold-plated JCB Room; or just taste good Cab in the club-like Crystal Cellar. 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena. Daily, 10am– 4pm. Fees vary. 707.963.3141.

Louis M. Martini Winery Looking for a peak experience from Cab mountain BY JAMES KNIGHT


f the Cabernet Sauvignon from Louis M. Martini’s famed Monte Rosso vineyard needs no introduction, none is offered, either. Seen one way, the lack of background information offered by the otherwise friendly and attentive staff at this tasting room, located on St. Helena Highway where the 80-year-old winery was founded in 1933, could be taken for what we moderns call “a positive.” If, as advocates of blind tasting would have it, knowing absolute nix about a wine is crucial to an honest organoleptic appraisal of it, then this is a very savvy strategy indeed, stroking the wine taster’s sense of dignity with a touch as light as a morning breeze. If, on the other hand, the goal is to sell the uninitiated on an $85 wine from a mountain site with an incomparable view and a rich history—I don’t know, maybe the air’s getting a little thin up there. One thing’s for sure: the ladies who just sidled up to the bar on my right will not start their session with a nice white. The bottles of 1950 Mountain Dry Semillon and 1959 Mountain Sylvaner behind the bar are just for decoration; these days, besides a Moscato dessert wine, you can have any color of wine you want, as long as it’s red. Dubbed the “King of Cabernet” by none other than Robert Mondavi, the enterprising Louis M. Martini first set up shop during Prohibition, making totally legit sacramental wine and grape concentrate. Around 1938, he purchased and renamed the Mt. Pisgah vineyard “Monte Rosso” for the color of its volcanic soil, and planted Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery sold to the Gallo empire in 2002, the deal “sweetened” with a microwinery where third-generation winemaker Mike Martini makes limited release wines like the 2010 Cellar No. 254 Meritage ($65), a big, chewy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon et al. that sticks to the palate like a chocolate mint cookie. Visitors may also enjoy the 2011 Cellar No. 254 Petite Sirah ($55) while seated at shaded tables just a few yards from the Thomann Station vineyard from which it’s sourced. The 2008 Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon ($85) is the main event here, with aromas of medium-plus toasty oak, cocoa truffle dusting, saddle leather and sweet raspberry, with flavors of Cabernet fruit leather. Would that there was such a snack. This brand’s grand old flagship vineyard, just by the by, is located in Sonoma Valley—as you’ll learn by looking very closely at the bottle. Louis M. Martini Winery, 254 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. Daily, 10am–6pm. Tasting fee, $15–$20. Seek more context with the available 45-minute tour, $30. 707.968.3362.

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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.

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It’s Yellow Journalism Local fields, fans and foodie fanatics all agree: mustard!


ustard!?” exclaims the Mad Hatter, after adding butter, jam, salt and sugar to the White Rabbit’s comically oversized pocket watch in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. “Let’s don’t be silly!” But with mustard’s endless styles and desirable flavor, fixing a pocket watch may be the only thing this superior condiment cannot do—and its connection to the North Bay runs deep. “Prepared mustard goes back to the 15th century,” says Michele Anna Jordan, a Sonoma County author with over 20 cookbooks to her credit. And the foundation of the spreadable gold itself dates back even further. “The mustard

seed goes back to pre-biblical times, and that seed contains so much flavor.” It’s a heritage that once spawned an entire local festival celebrating the immense value of just one tiny seed (alas, the Napa Valley Mustard Festival

has been on hiatus since 2012). Some say the bright fields of yellow first came to Sonoma County thanks to a Franciscan missionary who spread the seeds as part of his landscaping duties at the early churches in the area. That’s cute, but the more likely story is that mustard arrived here with other foods, like grains, on a shipment long ago, making it an invasive species. Both black and field (yellow) mustard are classified as weeds, despite their beauty and nutritious qualities. According to the California Invasive Plant Council, the turnip

BY NICOLAS GRIZZLE relative cannot be eradicated by a simple lawnmower job, and inhibits the germination of native plants. But the bright flowers contrast beautifully with the green grass, creating a visual bridge to the region’s vineyards, which are just starting to green when the mustard blooms. They’re an inspiration for countless oil and watercolor paintings, and it’s not uncommon to see cars pulled over on Highway 12 or Petaluma Hill Road to admire the rolling hills of yellow and green. Another good thing this invasive weed has

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HEAD TRIP Cotati-based beer writer Jay Brooks has at last released his local guidebook, ‘California Breweries North.’

Beer, Jay’s Way Mapping Bay Area breweries with walking beer encyclopedia Jay Brooks BY LEILANI CLARK


ike so many great adventures before, Jay Brooks’ own twist of fate began in a smoky, East Village jazz club. That’s where the Pennsylvania-bred Army band member first sipped an imported Bass pale ale—a beer so different from the Genesee cream ale of his youth that he couldn’t help but dive into the still relatively dormant world of

craft beer with gusto, guided by the books of famed beer writer Michael Jackson. “We found a pub in Manhattan that served 50 to a hundred different beers and just started sampling them,” Brooks tells me over a Hop 2 It pale ale at Russian River Brewing Company. “It was rare to find a bar that served anything more than the standard beers, so that seemed like an amazing selection.” Two decades later, Brooks, who lives in Cotati with his wife and

two children, has been the general manager of Celebrator Beer News, a syndicated newspaper columnist for the Bay Area News Group for which he writes the “Brooks on Beer” column, and a prolific freelancer, writing for nearly every known beer publication. He studied brewing at UC Davis and has judged at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. The culmination of Brooks’ beer obsession is a new guidebook, California Breweries North. A painstakingly researched guide

to the ever-growing brewery and brewpub scene in Northern California, the project reflects 18 months of research and writing— twice as long as Brooks originally anticipated, he says, because of the scope and explosive growth of breweries. In Sonoma County alone, there are over 20 functioning breweries (a number that seems to grow each week), more than most states have total. Like a game of whack-a-mole, as soon as Brooks traveled to one brewery, another would open. “You want it to be as complete and comprehensive as possible,” he says. “So there was a lot of legwork involved.” Covering San Francisco, the North Bay, the South Bay, the East Bay, the North Coast, the Northern Cascade and Shasta Mountains and the Central Valley North, the book carries the air of an insider’s guide. Brooks has been on the beer scene for more than 20 years, so he’s able to get into the backroom workings of breweries in a way that novices simply can’t. Just look at the foreword, written by Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo of the Russian River Brewing Company, who describe Brooks as a “guy who really knows his beer.” Hanging with Brooks for an hour is like spending time with a beer encyclopedia, one not afraid to challenge conventional opinions, namely, that beer has always been and should remain a cheap commodity. “Industrial, mass-production breweries have created an artificial price point,” Brooks explains. More to the point, the low cost of Budweiser tends to make people balk at paying $20 for a 750ml bottle of a bourbonbarrel-aged artisan product from a microbrewery. “My view on this is pretty unpopular, but I actually think beer should be more expensive than it is now,” he adds. When I ask Brooks about hyperlocal beer efforts, like that

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of Hill Farmstead, the small Vermont brewery recently profiled in the New York Times, he says, “Everything old becomes new again.” A fountain of obscure beer facts (did you know that Jane Austen home-brewed?), Brooks says that in the pre-industrial United States, there were over 4,000 breweries. Beer had to be local because it didn’t travel well. Once refrigeration and rail travel became streamlined, the number dropped below 2,000. He lauds the efforts to localize beer again, but doesn’t have a problem with the expansion efforts of breweries like Lagunitas, either. In the end, what matters most to Brooks is taste. For this true beer geek (in the best sense of the word), Brooks’ list of favorite Bay Area breweries is considerable. In the North, he’s got his eye on Henhouse, Baeltane (he notes that brewer Alan Atha has been able to carry the experimental edge of homebrewing into his commercial efforts) and, surprisingly, Anderson Valley, which he says lost its edge about 10 years ago but has regained ground with the return of original brewmaster Fal Allen. In the East Bay, he admires Faction and Rare Barrel, a renegade that sticks to sours only. In the South Bay, there’s Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, and in the shadow of Anheuser-Busch in Fairfield, there’s Heretic. Brooks is not one to discount the older, more established breweries in favor of new upstarts. He mentions North Coast for consistent quality, and the same goes for Mad River up in Blue Lake, which sold its first beer way back in 1990. And of course he can’t forget Moonlight Brewery, the iconoclastic, artisan operation owned by Santa Rosa’s Brian Hunt. Brooks is already onto his next project, a compendium of beer quotes, including this great one from Abraham Lincoln: “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended on to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” An opinion that Jay Brooks would most definitely agree with.

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TURKEY HUNTER Mikhail Baryshnikov in ‘Man in a Case.’

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t is probable that without the onstage presence of ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s new show, Man in a Case, would draw a fraction of the audience this limited-run production is almost guaranteed to have. That would be a small tragedy. Presented by New York’s award-winning Big Dance Theater, Man in a Case—based on two lyrical short stories by Anton Chekhov—is a first-rate example of Big Dance’s idiosyncratic blend of theater, dance, music and multimedia visuals. The lovely but oddly baffling show, both visually stark and emotionally rich, is a showcase of

tiny moments, observations, glimpses of human heartache and visions that linger long after the short 75-minute work has ended. On a mostly bare stage, the cast and crew chat at a table, on which sit microphones, props and two laptops, used to run the multiple sound effects and projections that co-directors Annie-B Parsons and Paul Lazar have layered over the body of the show. Chris Giarmo (the play’s music director) and codirector Lazar (sharp eyes will recognize him as the creepy entomologist from Silence of the Lambs) become a pair of hunters, Ivan and Burkin, casually swapping stories about turkey calling. Baryshnikov—who turns out to have been sitting there all along— rises to tell his own amusing turkey-hunting story. The subject quickly changes from turkeys to missed opportunities in life, as the hunters take turns narrating two wafer-thin Chekhov tales of love almost gained but eventually lost. In the first, performed amid a dreamlike blanket of projected images and choreographed movement, a repressed, overly cautious schoolteacher (Baryshnikov, at 70 still the definition of grace) finds himself falling for the sister (dancer Tymberly Canale) of the new history teacher (Aaron Mattocks). “We thought,” admits Burkin, “that a man who wears galoshes in all weather could never fall in love.” The trajectory of this almost-romance—which includes some beautiful courtship dancing and a spectacular slow-motion tumble down a flight of steps—is both sweet and sad. The second, even slighter tale follows a decent, friendly farmer (Baryshnikov again) who secretly falls in love with the wife of his best friend. Little happens, but the concluding dance between the two never-to-be lovers, choreographed as a Busby Berkeley–like kaleidoscopic duet, is as tender and powerful a moment as anything that could be spoken with a thousand heartbroken words. Rating (out of 5): +++++ ‘Man in a Case’ runs Tuesday–Sunday, Jan. 25–Feb. 16, at Berkeley Repertory Theater. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. Tuesday, Thursday–Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday at 7pm; 2pm matinees on Sunday. $45–$125. 510.647.2949.


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ime is up for group captain Peter Carter (David Niven), flying a flak-pierced, burning Lancaster during the last days of WWII, and when he makes a desperate jump over the Channel—after radioing a final farewell to a lovely WAC (Kim Hunter) in the control tower—he sets into motion the kind of SNAFU which the soldiers in that war were all too familiar with.

The 1946 film A Matter of Life and Death, screening Jan. 31 at the Sonoma Film Institute, is also known as Stairway to Heaven. (Here at last is one movie that’s as good as the song.) It’s like the most elegant Twilight Zone episode ever made; the seeming quaintness of the theme is overcome by its balance of the sweet and the skeptical. This romance of a man caught between worlds is second only to The Wizard of Oz in the transition between glorious Technicolor and the black-and-white of the afterlife—a multiculti heaven that includes Sikhs and a statue of Mohammed. It anticipates It’s a

Wonderful Life, both in its celestial preamble and its aura of mourning for lost soldiers. Aside from its beauty as a romance, Life and Death has some of the same purposes of Shakespeare’s Henry V: to remind ancestral enemies of the cause for which they jointly fought. The film needles Franco-British antagonism to make us appreciate Carter’s spirit guide, a guillotined aristocrat played by the irresistible Marius Goring, master of the outrageous French accent. Director Michael Powell was once an area man, as The Onion puts it; he and his wife, the noted editor Thelma Schoonmaker, lived adjacent to San Quentin. Powell went out of style in the 1950s, before a revival he lived to appreciate. His influence is everywhere in the flowering of British cinema from the 1960s on: Derek Jarman, Peter Greenaway, Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg on the avant-garde side; the adventures of the death-defying 007 on the other. ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ screens Friday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Sonoma Film Institute. Warren Auditorium, SSU, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Jan. 31 at 7pm; Feb. 2 at 4pm. $5–$7. 707.664.2606.

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rom the cosmopolitan harbor of Lagos, Nigeria, halfway around the world, to the ports of Oakland, Calif., the wild rhythms of the Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble emerge, immortalizing the sounds of Fela Kuti. Lagos Roots is a relatively new groupâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only been performing as a band for three yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but together, the musicians have decades of experience from all musical genres. Which is exactly why frontman Geoffrey Omadhebo hand-selected each of them; after all, integrating elaborate African rhythms with the groove of 1970s jazz and soul demands varied skills. As a matter of fact, the band practiced for two years, in what Omadhebo calls an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afrobeat

education,â&#x20AC;? before he even booked them a gig. His perfectionism comes from a lifetime of studying under the greats of African highlife and Afrobeat music. Much of Omadheboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth was spent watching legendary drummer Tony Allen practice with the band Africa â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70 in the 1970s. Fronted by the iconic Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the 30-member Nigerian ensemble invented Afrobeat music, broadcasting Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggle for human rights and political accord worldwide. Later, as a session drummer with EMI Records in Lagos, Omadhebo came to join the Nigerian Allstars, the ďŹ rst Afrobeat band to land in the Bay Area. He thrived in the cultural diversity of 1980s Berkeley, where simply stepping out the door was lyrical inspiration: UC Berkeley staged anti-apartheid protests while Nelson Mandela sat in prison, and Oakland slowly emerged from a crack epidemic while San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elite pushed for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Manhattanization.â&#x20AC;? For Omadhebo, the boogie-down rhythms and empowering rhetoric of Afrobeat was a natural avenue for cultural and political expression, and most of all, for neighborhood unity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afrobeat is the voice of the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in order to be able to speak the truth,â&#x20AC;? says Omadhebo by phone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Afrobeat is a context, politically, in the world. Politics is the same thing all around the world, in Africa, Asia, America, Europe. If you play Afrobeat and it does not have any political side, I think it is incomplete.â&#x20AC;? For nearly 20 years, Omadhebo has been writing songs and performing with the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular Afrobeat ensembles. Along with original Africa â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70 members Babatunde William and trumpet player and singer Christy Agbe, the 15-piece Lagos Roots band is a celebration of Afrobeatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots. And by bringing together musicians, dancers and audiences, they encourage everyone to become a part of their art, and of a greater solution. Get down to Lagos Roots on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9pm. $15. 707.829.7300.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Dennis the Menac3 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freaky Tailsâ&#x20AC;? Tail themed EDM event. Support by Elbyne, Rule 62, That Sober Kid Feenix. Feb 1, 7:30pm. $10. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma, 707.762.3565.

Iration Sunshine reggae group from Santa Barbara. Natural Vibrations and the Movement open. Jan 31, 8:30pm. $21. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, 707.765.2121.

Irish Rovers International ambassadors of Irish music. Jan 30, 8pm. $28$38. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.546.3600.

Lagos Roots Fifteen-piece Afrobeat orchestra. Feb 1, 9pm. $15. Hopmonk Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, 707.829.7300.

Wood Brothers Chris Wood (from Medeski Martin & Wood) and his brother play bluegrass and folk. Feb 4 at 8. $19$21. Mystic Theatre, 21 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

MARIN COUNTY Bob Weir & RatDog Bob Weir reunites with RatDog in 2014 for the first full tour since 2009. Feb 5, 8pm. Soldout. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

SONOMA COUNTY Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roma Roasters Jan 31, Disclaimer. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa, 707.576.7765.

Grand Night for Singers Vocalists from around Northern California and beyond take turns onstage. Piano accompaniment by host Richard Evans. First Saturday of every month, 7pm. $15. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa, 707.255.5445.

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Andrews Hall Feb 1, Black & White Jazz. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma.

The Second Annual

Sebastopol Guitar Festival

Aqus Cafe Jan 29, Pine Needles, Adam Lee, Market Farmers Band. Jan 31, Big Tamborski. First Wednesday of every month, Chamber Music. 189 H St, Petaluma, 707.778.6060.

Arlene Francis Center Wed, Open Mic. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa, 707.528.3009.


Upcoming Concerts at Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

Dry Creek Kitchen Feb 3, Christian Foley-Beining & Tom Shader. Feb 4, Greg Hester & Jim Passarell. 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, 707.431.0330.

Epicurean Connection Jan 30, Red & Yellow. Feb 2, Sebastian Nau. 122 West Napa St, Sonoma, 707.935.7960.

Saturday, February 1, 10am to 10pm Concerts by by master guitarists Jim Hurst, Jim Nichols

and Guitars Without Borders featuring Scott Nygaard, Jody Stecher and Eric Thompson

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Cultural Center

Tickets and Information: or 707-823-1511

Finley Community Center Jan 31, Jess Petty. 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa, 707.543.3737.

Flamingo Lounge Jan 31, Simply Amazing. Sun, 7pm, salsa with lessons. Tues, Swing Dancing with Lessons. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa, 707.545.8530.



Jan 31, Un Duex Tois. 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, 707.824.2030.



Green Music Center Feb 4, Trio Ariadne. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park.

Green Music Center 1029 Jan 29, Schimscheimer Family Trio. SSU, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 707.664.2122.



Heritage Public House Feb 1, Coffis Brothers. Wed, North Bay Blues Revue. 1901 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 707.540.0395. )





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HOLD UP THE SUN Brown Bags, whose ‘Summoner’ should have won Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards, play Jan. 31 at the Hendley Hotel. See Clubs, adjacent.

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Jan 29, MiKHAL. Jan 31, Pato Banton. Feb 1, Lagos Roots. Feb 3, DJ Smoky. Feb 5, Russ Liquid. Mon, Monday Night Edutainment with Jacques & Guac. Tues, 7:30pm, open mic night. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, 707.829.7300.

Murphy’s Irish Pub Jan 30, the Tonewoods. Jan 31, You Knew Me When. Feb 1, Andrew Freeman Band. Wed, trivia night. 464 First St E, Sonoma, 707.935.0660.

Mystic Theatre Jan 31, Iration. Feb 1, Foreverland. Feb 4, the Wood Brothers, Amy Helm. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, 707.765.2121.

Hopmonk Sonoma

Olive & Vine Cafe

Jan 31, Dawn Angelosante. Feb 1, Vintage Grass. Wed, Open Mic. 691 Broadway, Sonoma, 707.935.9100.

Sun, Sunday Supper Club with live music. 14301 Arnold St, Glen Ellen, 707.996.9150.

Hotel Healdsburg Feb 1, Michael Coleman Trio. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg, 707.431.2800.

Inn at the Tides Sat, Maple Profant. Bay View Restaurant. 800 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. 800.541.7788.

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

Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub Jan 31, Jay Watkins. Sun, Evening Jazz with Gary Johnson. 131 E First St, Cloverdale, 707.894.9610.

Sebastopol Community Center Annex Jan 31, Kevin Russell. 350 Morris St, Sebastopol.

Petaluma Historical Museum & Library

Society: Culture House

Feb 1, Dorian Bartley, Bob Johns, David Scott and Tony Blake. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma, 707.778.4398.

Thurs, Casa Rasta. Sun, Church on Sundays. 528 Seventh St, Santa Rosa.


Phoenix Theater

Thurs, Dj Tazzy Taz. 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 707.664.0169.

Jan 29, Doug Adamz & Chris Goddard. Jan 30, Steve James. Jan 31, Wilson-Hukill Blues Revue. Feb 1, Nate Lopez. Feb 2, Vintage Grass. Feb 5, Matthew Bolton. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, 707.778.8776.

Jan 31, 8pm, Sunrize Productions Fundraiser. $8. Feb 1, Dennis the Menac3, Elbyne, Rule 62, That Sober Kid Feenix. Wed, 6pm, Jazz jam. Sun, 5pm, rock and blues jam. Mon, 7pm, young people’s AA. Tues, 7pm, Acoustic Americana jam. 201 Washington St, Petaluma, 707.762.3565.

Main Street Station

Redwood Cafe


Feb 1, Janie Roberts. Sun, Kit Mariah’s Open Mic Night. 16280 Main St, Guerneville, 707.869.0501.

Jan 31, 5pm, Michael Conn. Jan 31, 9pm, Volker Strifler Band. $10. Feb 1, 9pm, Dictator Tots. Thurs, Open Mic. First Sunday of every month, Organix Guitar. First Tuesday of every month, Rock Overtime. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 707.795.7868.

Jan 31, Friday Night Throwback. Thurs, DJ Dave. Mon, Donny Maderos’ Pro Jam. Tues, Jeremy’s Open Mic. 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 707.795.7878.

Lagunitas Tap Room

Monroe Dance Hall Wed, Singles and Pairs Square Dance Club. Thurs, Sun, Circles ‘n Squares Dance Club. 1400 W College Ave, Santa Rosa, 707.529.5450.

Toad in the Hole Pub Jan 31, Stylites. Mon, open mic with Phil the Security Guard. First Sunday of every month, Robert Herrera, Brianna Lee, Josh Barrett. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa, 707.544.8623.

Wells Fargo Center Jan 30, Irish Rovers.

50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, 707.546.3600.

142 Throckmorton Theatre Jan 30, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Jan 31, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Dance Palace Feb 2, 4pm, Jaqueline Scwab. $18. Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Fenix Wed, Blues Night. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nightclub Jan 31, Scott Capurro. Wed, Salsa & Bachata. Thurs and Fri, DJ Rick Vegaz. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

Hopmonk Novato Jan 31, Zydeco Flames. Feb 1, Miracle Mule. Wed, Open Mic. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

19 Broadway Club Jan 29, Kortyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hump Jam. Jan 30, Cherry Royale, 16 ars, Rock Most. Jan 31, Kelly Petersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Band. Feb 1, El Radio Fantastique. Tues, Bluesday Piano Night. Feb 5, Gabe Diamond. First Sunday of every month, 19 Broadway Good Time Band. Mon, 9pm, open mic. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Jan 31, Tom Finch Group. Feb 1, Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums. Town Square, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Sausalito Seahorse Jan 29, Marcelo Puig & Seth Asarnow. Jan 30, Geronimo. Jan 31, Lumanation. Feb 1, Mambo Caribe. Feb 2, Orquesta la Modern Tradicion. Wed, Tango with Marcello & Seth. Sun, salsa class. Tues, Jazz with Noel Jewkes and friends. First Wednesday of every month, Tangonero. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito.

Mic. Every other Wednesday, Wednesday Night Live. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Terrapin Crossroads Wed, Terrapin Family Band, Rusty String Express. Thurs, Tiny Television, First Mate Quartet. Fri, 4:20 Happy Hour with live music. Fri, Brian Lesh & Ross James. Fri, Walking Spanish. Sat, Go By Ocean. Sun, Midnight North, Chris Hague. Sun, Terrapin Family Band. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael.


Sleeping Lady Jan 31, Danny Click. Feb 2, 7pm, Tracy Blackman & Friends. Sat, Uke Jam. Sun, 2pm, Irish music. Mon, 8pm, open mic with Simon Costa. 23 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.485.1182.

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Jan 31, Canadian Brass. 100 California Dr, Yountville, 707.226.8742.

Jan 30, 9pm, Leslie Greer. Jan 31, 9pm, FenToN CooLfooT & the Right Time. Wed, Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke. Sun, open mic. Mon, reggae. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

Jan 30, 8pm, Ramblinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jack Elliott. Jan 31, 9pm, Peter Rowan Band. Feb 1, 9pm, Wonder Bread 5. Mon, Open

Molinari Caffe Thurs, Open Mic. 815 Main St, Napa, 707.927.3623. Jan 30, 7pm, Bryan Girard. Feb 1, 8pm, Tribe of the Red Horse. Wed, 7pm, jam session. 530 Main St, Napa, 707.251.5833.

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Thievery Corporation mastermind spins a set with guest Pumpkin. Jan 31 at Public Works.

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Jan 29, Jonathan Poretz. Jan 30, Passion Habanera. Jan 31, Open Sky. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito.

Calvin Keys Power Quartet

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Blue-eyed soul manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got moves, grooves and backup dancers to boot. Feb 1 at the Fox Theater.

Unique jazz guitarist and onetime Ahmad Jamal sideman plays with verve and grit. Feb 2 at Yoshiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SF.

Jan 29, Eldon Brown Band. Jan 30, C-JAM. Feb 2, Paul Miller. Feb 5, Tina Ferris. Feb 4, Swing Fever. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993.


Periâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Dollar

New Orleans piano legend that Dr. John calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;the pride of New Orleans.â&#x20AC;? Feb 6 at SFJAZZ Center.

Jan 29, (W+T)J2. Jan 30, New Love Soul Revue. First Sunday of every month, Blues Jam. Mon, acoustic open mic. Tues, John Varn & Tom Odetto. First Wednesday of every month, the Weissmen. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

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Arts Events Galleries RECEPTIONS Feb 1 Hammerfriar Gallery, “Flasks of Fiction,” sculptures by Bella Feldman. 6pm. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. 707.473.9600. MINE Art Gallery, “vision/color/love,” works by Nicole Cameron, Richard Dieterich, Sherry Petrini and Nick Wildermuth. 5pm. 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. Molinari Caffe, “Like/ Share: Cell Phone Photography,” images captured with telephone cameras. 7pm. 815 Main St, Napa. 707.927.3623.

Feb 2 Art by the Bay Weekend, “Beyond Geometry,” paintings by Jon Langdon. 3pm. 18856 Hwy 1, Marshall. 415.663.1006.

Feb 4 O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, “Real & Imagined,” mixed-media by Deborah Sullivan. 6pm. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.4331.

SONOMA COUNTY Charles M Schulz Museum

Exhibition,” fine art by North California painters, printmakers and sculptors. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. Tues-Sun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.

Hammerfriar Gallery Feb 1-Mar 1, “Flasks of Fiction,” sculptures by Bella Feldman. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Healdsburg Museum Jan 29-May 4, “Sonoma County & the Civil War,” artifacts from the 1860s. 221 Matheson St, Healdsburg. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.431.3325.

History Center Through Feb 6, “Sculpture Trail,” outdoor exhibit with sculptures along Cloverdale Boulevard and Geyserville Avenue changing every nine months. 215 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center Through Mar 25, “Once Upon a Wetland,” art by Ane Carl Rovetta. 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Petaluma Arts Center Through Mar 16, “Form & Finish,” Sculptures by Michael Cooper and John de Marchi. Gallery talk, Feb 2, 2pm, $10. Panel discussion, Feb 5, 6:30pm, $10. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Through Feb 14, “Vessels,” juried exhibition. 282 S High St, Sebastopol. Tues-Fri, 10 to 4; Sat, 1 to 4. 707.829.4797.

Sebastopol Gallery

Through Feb 3, “Play Things: Toys in Peanuts,” a nostalgic journey through popular toys in the Peanuts comic strip. Through Mar 2, “School Projects,” follow the Peanuts gang as they struggle through a typical school year with original comic strips. Through Apr 27, “Starry, Starry Night,” featuring Peanuts characters under the night sky. Feb 5-Aug 11, “Heartbreak in Peanuts,” over 70 comic strips focusing on lost love. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, noon to 5; Sat-Sun, 10 to 5. 707.579.4452.

Through Mar 1, “A Fashion Statement,” wearable art. Reception, Feb 7, 5pm. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

Graton Gallery

Feb 1-Mar 30, “Beyond Geometry,” paintings by

Through Feb 24, “Invitational

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Through Mar 2, “Site & Sense,” the architecture of Aidlin Darling Design. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. Wed-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.939.SVMA.

MARIN COUNTY Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery

Jon Langdon. 18856 Hwy 1, Marshall. 415.663.1006.

Art Works Downtown Through Feb 28, paintings by Jeremy Morgan. Closing reception, Feb 14, 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Dance Palace Jan 29-Feb 16, “Birdhouses & Beyond,” hand-made tiny avian homes. Party and auction, Feb 16. Fifth and B streets, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Falkirk Cultural Center Through Mar 8, “Artisans,” emerging and internationally known artists. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3438.

Gallery Route One Through Feb 9, “Catalyst,” juried show. Closing salon, Feb 9, 4pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Marin MOCA Through Feb 23, “Re/Vision,” work by members that has undergone revisions. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.

Marin Society of Artists

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through Jan 30, “Senior Lunch Group Show.” 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

NAPA COUNTY di Rosa Through Feb 2, “Beatnik Meteors,” collaborative sculptures by regional artists. Through Apr 6, “Inherent Vice: This Is Not a Bruce Conner Exhibition,” Will Brown works with Bruce Conner collaborators to make a fluctuating exhibition related to the artist. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm 707.226.5991.

Napa Valley Museum Through Mar 23, “Thinking Outside the Bottle,” exploration of the artistic passions of the people behind the wine. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Tues-Sun, 10am to 4pm. 707.944.0500.

Comedy Feb 1, 7pm. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Larry the Cable Guy Blue-collar comedian knows how to “git ‘er done!” Jan 29, 7 and 10pm. $60. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

MINE Art Gallery

Slip-Goose Monkey

Feb 1-Mar 30, “vision/color/ love,” works by Nicole Cameron, Richard Dieterich, Sherry Petrini and Nick Wildermuth. 1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax.

Highlight performers from “Best of Sonoma County Improv 2009” tackle improvised comedic theater games on the fly. Last Thurs monthly at 7. Free. Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Feb 1-28, “Like/Share: Cell Phone Photography,” images captured with telephone cameras. Reception, Feb 1, 7pm. 815 Main St, Napa. 707.927.3623.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Jan 29-Feb 20, “Real & Imagined,” mixed-media by Deborah Sullivan. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

Osher Marin JCC Through Apr 7, “Sacred Words,” interfaith art. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

Feldman through March 1. See Receptions, this page

KWTF Comedy-aPalooza

Through Feb 1, “Passages,” nonjuried exhibit by MSA members. 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. Mon-Thurs, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 12 to 4. 415.454.9561.

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‘THORN’ Hammerfriar Gallery shows work by Bella

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

Dance Marin Center’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium Jan 31, 8pm, Celtic Nights. $20-

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Events Elemental Dance Constantine Darling leads conscious movement dance using earth’s alchemy followed by sound healing. Monthly, last Fri at 7. $15-$20. Meridian Sports Club, 1001 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.2490.

Entrepreneurs’ Happy Hour Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while socializing with local innovators, service providers and investors. First Tues of every month, 5pm. Free. Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster, 1300 Valley House Dr, Ste 100, Rohnert Park. 707.794.1240.

Make Your Own Valentines Workshop with materials included. Feb 2, 3pm. $35. Art Abloom, 751 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.256.1112.

Orchids in the Redwoods Beautiful flowers for sale and view. Feb 1-2, 10am. $8.

Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa.

Sebastopol Guitar Festival Music by Jim Hurst, Jim Nichols and Guitars Without Borders. Documentaries and lectures about guitars. Feb 1, 10am10pm. $28-$40. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Small Works Open Studios Featuring 35 artists and galleries. Feb 1, 5pm. SOFA, South of A, Santa Rosa.

Stunt Dog Experience Dogs doing tricks. Feb 1, 3pm. $16-$21. Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Film National Theatre London Live in HD Jan 4, “The Habit of Art”; Feb 1, “Coriolanus.” Sat, Feb 1, 1pm. $24-$30. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111.

Sonoma Film Institute Jan 31, “A Matter of Life and Death”; Feb 7, “Chasing

Lectures Amphibians of Sonoma County With biologist Dave Cook. Jan 29, 7pm. $5-$10. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Community Oversight of Police Panel Discussion Jan 30, 6pm. Bertolini Student Center, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4266.

Drop-In Meditation Classes for all levels include guided meditation and brief commentary. Kids welcome. Ongoing. $10. Mahakaruna Buddhist Center, 304 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.766.7720.

Gallery Talk & Demonstration with Michael Cooper The artist shares the stories behind a selection of his dazzling sculptures, currently on exhibit at the Petaluma Arts Center. Feb 2, 2pm. $10. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Inov8 Speaker Series featuring Nick Papadopoulos, Jennifer Lynn Bice, Kathleen Inman, and Chris Benziger. Jan 30. Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4372. Featuring sustainable agriculture pinoeers Nick Papadopolous, Jennifer Lynn Bice, Kathleen Inman and Chris Benziger. Jan 30, 7pm. Free. Carole Ellis Auditorium, SRJC Petaluma Campus, Petaluma.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom & Gavin Newsom In conversation with Sydnie Kohara. Benefit for Sonoma Mentoring Alliance. Feb 3,

7pm. $25. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Keltic Travels With Ed Callaghan. Feb 5, 7pm. Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

Liu Ming’s Chinese Astrology Presented by Da Yuan Circle. Feb 1, 1pm. $25. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Lessons from a New Science” with Alex Pentland. Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael.

Yoda” series, for Yoda-folding contest. 850 4th Street, San Rafael 415-524-2800.

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First Saturday of every month, Poetry Azul. Free. 707.527.6434. 1015 Fourth St, Santa Rosa.

Feb 3, 6:30pm, Molly Fisk. Mondays, 9:30am, Storytelling with Phaedra. 189 H St, Petaluma 707.778.6060.

Art by the Bay Weekend Gallery Feb 1, 3pm, “Somehow: Living on Uganda Time” with Douglas Cruickshank. 18856 Hwy 1, Marshall 415.663.1006.

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Don Landis discusses his process. RSVP required. Feb 2, 11am. Free. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.931.7575.

First Sat, 5:30 to 7, First Sat monthly at 5:30, UniverSoul poetry and music open mic, hosted by Juanita J Martin. 707.435.1807. 18133 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma.

Medieval Paint & Guilding Artist Craig Wilcox talks about art techniques. Feb 4, 7:30pm. Free. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.

Planets & Life Beyond Earth There are between 100 and 400 billion planets orbiting around other stars just in our own galaxy. Mind=blown. Times vary. Fri-Sun through Feb 1. $5$8. SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall 2001, 1502 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4465.

The Sacred Work of Grief Day-long gathering with soul activist Francis Weller. Feb 1, 10am. $75. Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, 11445 Shoreline Hwy, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1349.

Science Buzz Cafe Feb 4, “Communicating with Horses Straight from the Heart” with Charlie Raposa; Mar 4, “Body Awareness in the Brain” with Ann Bishop. First Tues of every month, 7pm. through Mar 4. $5. Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Speaker Series Lectures first Wed of every month at 7:30 in Creekside Room. First Wed of every month. Free. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. www.

Readings Angelico Hall Feb 5, 7pm, “Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread- The

Book Passage Jan 29, 7pm, “Flyover Lives” with Diane Johnson. Jan 31, 7pm, “The Invention of Wings” with Sue Monk Kidd, includes book $31. Feb 2, 1pm, “Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement and Peace” with Sharon Salzberg. Feb 2, 4pm, “Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships” with John Amodeo. Feb 3, 7pm, “Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing” with Don George. Wed, Feb 5, 7pm, “The Pope and Mussolini” with David Kertzer. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books Feb 5, 4pm, Pizza Party with Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando, Eat, drink and be literary with two great YA authors. 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa 707.578.8938.

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

Theater Acid Test Comedy about the many incarnations of spiritual teacher and LSD pinoeer Ram Dass. Feb 1. $20-$35. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Date Night Three short plays, including “The Apology,” “Hungry 4 U” and “Kissing.” Thurs-Sat, 8pm. through Feb 16. $15-$25. Studio Theatre, Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Die Fledermaus Feb 1, 8pm and Feb 2, 2pm. $35-$45. Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa. 707.256.7500.

Don’t Drink the Water Hit Broadway comedy by Woody Allen takes place in the American embassy behind the Iron Curtain in the Cold War. Fri-Sat, 8pm and Sun, 2pm. through Feb 16. $20-$25. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

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Jan 29, “Lost Planet” with Rachel Searles. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Spine-tingling, suspenseful drama. Times vary. Fri-Sun through Feb 16. $15. Pegasus Theater Company, Rio Nido Lodge, Canyon Two Rd, Rio Nido.

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First Sunday of every month, 8:30pm, North Bay Poetry Slam, Dec 8, Leo Bryant and Jaz Sufi. Free. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol 707.829.7300.

Redwood Cafe Feb 2, 5pm, an evening of poetry, featuring Nancy Wakeman, Steven Capell, Steve Shain. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati 707.795.7868.

San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Feb 5, 4pm, Tom Angleberger, Join Tom Angleberger, author of the awesome “Origami



‘Like/Share’ explores cell phone photography With the proliferation of smartphones, there are now an estimated 4,000 photos taken each second in the United States. Approximately 3,900 of them suck. As for the others? Napa Valley residents have a chance to see them in “Like/Share: Cell Phone Photography,” opening Feb. 1 at the Molinari Caffe in Napa. Curated by Ann Trinca, the show features the work of Courtney McCutcheon, Michael Cuffe, Nicole Bruce, Matthew McClure, Ann Trinca and Robb McDonough—all photographers that Trinca knows mostly from their Instagram or Facebook accounts. And though there will always be debate over the democratization of the process of photography and the amateur shortcut of digital filters, the end results speak for themselves. (One need look no further than the recent David Hockney exhibit at the de Young for confirmation that even iPad art is here to stay.) “Like/Share: Cell Phone Photography” opens with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Molinari Caffe. 7–9pm. Free. 815 Main St., Napa. 707.927.3623.—Gabe Meline

West Coast premiere of this World War I drama. Times vary. Fri-Sun through Feb 16. $13-$26. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

Jan 29, 7pm and Sat, Feb 1, 11am. Free. Guerneville Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville. 707.869.9004.

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One-act plays directed by Damien Olsen include: “Some Famous Couples Discuss Their Divorces” by Delia Ephron; “The Problem” by AR Guerney Jr; “It’s Our Turn Now” by Scott Kersnar; and “Porn” by John Rowan. Wed,

We know we’re in Paris, but is this person a he or a she? What confusion, what fun. Thurs-Sat, 8pm and Sun, 2pm. through Feb 2. $15-$35. Sixth Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

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ARIES (March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19) On my 15th birthday, I ďŹ nally ďŹ gured out that eating dairy products was the cause of my chronic respiratory problems. From that day forward, I avoided foods made from cowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s milk. My health improved. I kept up this regimen for years. But a month ago, I decided to see if my long-standing taboo still made sense. Just for the fun of it, I gave myself permission to gorge on a tub of organic vanilla yogurt. To my shock, there was no hell to pay. I was free of snot. In the last few weeks, I have feasted regularly on all the creamy goodies Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been missing. I bring this up, Aries, because I suspect an equally momentous shift is possible for you. Some taboo you have honored for a long time, some rule you have obeyed as if it were an axiom, is ripe to be broken. TAURUS (April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20)

Psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in economics, says that consulting experts may be useless. In his study of Wall Street traders, he found their advice was no better than information obtained by a chimpanzee ďŹ&#x201A;ipping a coin. Meanwhile, psychologist Philip Tetlock did a 20-year study with similar results. He found that predictions made by political and ďŹ nancial professionals are inferior to wild guesses. So does this mean you should never trust any experts? No. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to approach them with extra skepticism right now. The time has come for you to upgrade your trust in your own intuition.

GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20) Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a big fan of logic and reason, and I urge you to be, too. Using your rational mind to understand your experience is a very good thing. The less stock you put in superstitious head trips and fear-based beliefs, the smarter you will be. Having said that, I recommend that you also make playful use of your creative imagination. Relish the comically magical elements of your mysterious fate. Pay attention to your dreams and indulge in the pleasure of wild fantasies, and see yourself as a mythic hero in lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s divine drama. Moral of the story: both the rational and the fantastical approaches are essential to your health. (P.S.: But the fantastical needs extra exercise in the coming weeks.) CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22)

Sorry, Cancerian, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to transform lead into gold anytime soon. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suddenly acquire the wizardly power to heal the sick minds of racists and homophobes and misogynists. Nor will you be able to cast an effective love spell on a sexy someone who has always resisted your charms. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bad news. The good news is this: if you focus on performing less spectacular magic, you could accomplish minor miracles. For example, you might diminish an adversaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to disturb you. You could welcome into your life a source of love you have ignored or underestimated. And you may be able to discover a secret you hid from yourself a long time ago.

LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;August 22)

Cosmopolitan magazine is famous for offering tips on how to spice up oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sex life. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an example: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take a few of your favorite erotically appealing ďŹ&#x201A;avor combinations, like peanut butter and honey or whipped cream and chocolate sauce, and mix up yummy treats all over your loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body.â&#x20AC;? That sounds crazy to me, and not in a good way. In any case, I recommend that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t follow advice like that, especially in the coming days. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that on some occasions, silliness and messiness have a role to play in building intimacy. But they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t advisable right now. For best results, be smooth and polished and dashing and deft. Togetherness will thrive on elegant experiments and graceful risks.

VIRGO (August 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;September 22) You are not as broken as you may think you are. Your wounds arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as debilitating as you have imagined. And life will prove it to you this week. Or, rather, let me put it this way: life will attempt to prove it to youâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and not just in some mild, half-hearted way, either. The evidence it offers will be robust and unimpeachable. But hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my question, Virgo: will you be so attached to your pain that you refuse to even see, let alone explore, the dramatic proof you are offered? I hope not! LIBRA (September 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;October 22) Kenneth Rexroth wrote a poem called â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Sword in a Cloud of Light.â&#x20AC;? I want to borrow that image. According to my

astrological analysis and poetic intuition, you will generate the exact power you need in the coming weeks by imprinting your imagination with a vision of a sword in a cloud of light. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get too intellectual about the reasons why, but I will say this: The cloud of light represents your noble purpose or your sacred aspiration. The sword is a metaphor to symbolize the new ferocity you will invoke as you implement the next step of your noble purpose or sacred aspiration.

SCORPIO (October 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;November 21)

Every autumn, the bird species known as the Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nutcracker prepares for its winter food needs by burying 30,000 pine nuts in 5,000 places over a 15-square-mile area. The amazing thing is that it remembers where almost all of them are. Your memory isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as prodigious as that, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far better than you realize. And I hope you will use it to the hilt in the coming days. Your upcoming decisions will be highly effective if you draw on the wisdom gained from past eventsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially those events that foreshadowed the transition you will soon be going through.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;December 21) Can you imagine what it would be like to live without any hiding and pretending? How would you feel if you could relax into total honesty? What if you were free to say exactly what you mean, unburdened by the fear that telling the truth might lead to awkward complications? Such a pure and exalted condition is impossible for anyone to accomplish, of course. But you have a shot at accomplishing the next best thing in the coming week. For best results, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to be perfectly candid and utterly uninhibited. Aim for 75 percent.

CAPRICORN (December 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;January 19) Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a favorable time to gather up resources and amass bounty and solicit help and collect lots of inside information. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call you greedy if you focus on getting exactly what you need in order to feel comfortable and strong. In fact, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ ne if you store up far more than what you can immediately useâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;because right now is also a favorable time to prepare for future adventures when you will want to call on extraordinary levels of resources, bounty, help and inside information. AQUARIUS (January 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;February 18) Extravagant wigs became fashionable for a while in 18th-century England. They could soar as high as four feet above a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head. Collections of fruit might be arrayed in the mass of hair, along with small replicas of gardens, taxidermally stuffed birds and model ships. I would love to see you wear something like that in the coming week. But if this seems too extreme, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a second-best option: Make your face and head and hair as sexy as possible. Use your alluring gaze and conďŹ dent bearing to attract more of the attention and resources you need. You have a poetic license to be shinier and more charismatic than usual.

PISCES (February 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20)

One of your antiâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;role models in the coming weeks is the character that Piscean diva Rihanna portrays when she sings in Eminemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tune â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love the Way You Lie.â&#x20AC;? Study the following lyrics, mouthed by Rihanna, and make sure that in every way you can imagine, on psychological, spiritual and interpersonal levels, you embody the exact opposite of the attitude they express: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just gonna stand there and watch me burn / But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all right because I like the way it hurts / Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just gonna stand there and hear me cry / But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all right, because I love the way you lie.â&#x20AC;? To reiterate, Pisces, avoid all situations that would tempt you to feel and act like that.

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