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Bad Faith The Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary The Vietnam War is not required viewing (“Don’t Forget,” Open Mic, Oct. 4). Burns and Novick want viewers to believe the war “was started in good faith by decent men.” Ha! Nothing could be further from the truth. The U.S. government and its mainstream media propagandists need to sanitize history in order to justify current and future wars. This is what PBS (the

Petroleum Broadcasting Co.) is doing. It would be more accurate to peruse the Pentagon Papers, released by Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony J. Russo Jr. in 1971, documenting how the government knew it couldn’t win the war, yet killed 3.1 million people. Also check out A Rumor of War (1977), in which Marine Lt. Philip Caputo describes “orgiastic violence” as “standard operating procedure . . . kill as many of them as possible . . . stack ’em like cordwood,” and Nick Turse’s 2013 book Kill Anything That Moves. The “endless


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Also, the group Veterans for Peace, on their resource Vietnam Full Disclosure, comments: “Burns and Novick’s film . . . can be understood as a sophisticated exercise in empire denial.”

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Insurance is already too expensive and there are too many governmentmandated coverage requirements like the two years worth of expenses for those displaced. What is that, two years of staying in a hotel plus some food allowance? There is also a built-in workers’ compensation insurance requirement for homeowners’ insurance, and don’t be surprised if the government gouges the insurance companies when billing for cleanup. Insurance that provides only minimal liability and rebuilding of burned structure should be available for those who want it in the interest of affordability.



Emergence I am a fan of some of those building methods (Open Mic, Oct. 31). How would rammed earth fare in a fire? What about a living roof? Of course, we live in earthquake country too, and that has to be accommodated. The other aspect of this issue is, should we be living in the wildland/urban interface? That is why these fires are so catastrophic. Once people move into the woods, minor fires no longer occur, leaving the occasional huge fire to wipe everything away. Lets do some honest, creative thinking about these issues.



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t’s 11pm, and I’m hanging out in the parking lot next to a Burger King. That sounds weird, I know.

I’m taking two classes online, creative writing and Spanish, but I can’t focus very well in the library or Starbucks, and I don’t have my own room because I’m homeless. My writing teacher said, “Be specific,” so that’s what I’m doing. I park in the same parking lot every Friday night for three or four hours. The wifi is free, and since I’m practically living in my car these days, it’s the best I can do. I’m still looking for a room to rent, but after last month’s fires, more people are homeless than ever. Some landlords are jacking up their rents to take advantage of the situation. Just in time for the holidays. The parking lot does have its perks. There are no gawkers at night. Why would they stare? Oh, I don’t know, maybe it’s the somewhat overwhelmed look of my older model station wagon, piles of clothes neatly color-coded (well, maybe not so neatly—let’s be real here) in the back seat and beyond. More piles of books, bags of whatever, my one-eyed Raggedy Andy doll from 1964. The piles give me a sense of order. I really appreciate the fact that here, under the bright parkinglot lights, sequestered within the relative calm and quiet of a nearempty lot, I can focus on my studies. Now all I have to worry about is the stares of weird guys that start appearing at about 10pm. By “weird” I mean strange, as in frantically pacing back and forth with a blank stares, like they don’t even seem to notice that it’s weird to be pacing in front of my vehicle at 10 o’clock. That’s when I wonder: What am I doing here, alone in my car, being circled by bad men in the late evening hours? I decide that as soon as I get my Spanish class test over with, I’m heading back to “ground zero” (that’s what I’ve named the 8-by-6-foot trailer I sleep in). But the test always takes a little longer than I think, so I feel vulnerable, sitting there alone in my car. I know what you’re thinking: “What the heck are you doing alone in that parking lot at 11pm, woman?” I ask myself the same thing each night. Linda Darnall is a substitute teacher who lives on an apple farm in Sebastopol. Open Mic is a weekly feature in the ‘Bohemian.’ We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write

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UP A TREE While much of the North Bay was on fire, Davey was in West Marin trimming trees near power lines.

The Long Branch Regional tree trimmer faces questions over accountability in North Bay fires BY TOM GOGOLA


t was an interesting, observable irony: as the North Bay fires burned, tree trimmers under contract with PG&E were noticeably active around the region.

In late October, trucks from the Davey Tree Expert Company were spotted hard at work around West Marin and in places like far-flung and fire-sensitive Bolinas, cutting

branches away from power lines, while smoke from Sonoma County still lingered in Hicks Valley. The flurry of tree-trimming activity late in fire season was undertaken while firefighters from as far away as Australia battled the blazes, while no firefighters drove north from Bolinas to pitch in, given what one firefighter described recently (before the rains arrived) as “the tinderbox conditions” locally. So,

shouldn’t the trees be trimmed before fire season, and not while fires are actually burning? State law requires that PG&E, an investor-owned company and the largest utility in the state, maintain a buffer zone of 18 inches to eight feet between tree branches and its power lines (the buffer space depends on the voltage of the power lines). The company does this through its Vegetation Management

Program. Yet it appeared the company had some catching up to do on that front in late October, at least in West Marin. Davey provides tree-trimming services in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties under its contract with PG&E. Davey, an employee-owned company based in Kent, Ohio, with business throughout the United States, says the regional tree-trimming work is on schedule under the terms of its four-year contract with PG&E, which runs through December 2019. “Routine work schedules for 2017 are proceeding as planned with the assigned local crews,” says Davey spokeswoman Jennifer Lennox in response to an inquiry about the apparent recent uptick in tree-trimming activities in West Marin. “Davey has provided additional resources from outside of the Marin/Sonoma/Napa operations,” she adds, “to assist in power restoration in the fire areas.” If, as Joe Biden likes to say, the past is indeed prologue, then tree-trimming activities in the North Bay will likely come into sharper focus in coming months as questions about accountability are sorted out by Cal Fire investigators, plaintiff’s lawyers and civil juries. PG&E-contracted tree trimmers, including Davey, have been roped in on previous lawsuits centered on wildfires and power lines as recently as 2015. A lawsuit filed on behalf of victims of the 2015 Butte fire in Amador County against PG&E and Trees Inc. claims the utility and its contractor were negligent in tree-trimming activities, and that the fire started when power lines came into contact with a tree. According to the plaintiff’s representation in that case, Singleton Law Firm based in San Andreas, Calif., one trigger for that suit was a statement made by PG&E and Cal Fire after the blaze which said “that the Butte fire was likely caused by a tree maintained by PG&E and Trees Inc. )8 coming into contact

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game, driven by deeply reported articles on the utility giant from the Los Angeles Times and the Bay Area News Group. The sum of the reporting is that high (but not necessarily hurricane-force) winds combined with inadequate, underregulated PG&E infrastructure and a California Public Utilities Commission stacked with Gov. Jerry Brown appointees eager to bend to the will of the utility when it comes to costly fire-hazard regulations and designations led to the fire. If—as those leading California news organizations have been strongly implying for a month— PG&E is found liable in any way for the fires, what would that mean for its regional go-to tree trimmer? That remains to be seen, but for the time being, company spokeswoman Lennox stresses that “Davey has received no claims to date, and we understand Cal Fire is investigating the origins and causes of the fires.” PG&E has pushed back against any claim of responsibility for the the fires and, as has been widely reported, filed a motion in San Francisco Superior Court last week which claimed that third-party, private power lines were the culprit behind the Tubbs fire. The Tubbs inferno was the most destructive in the series of fires that broke out on Oct. 8 and killed 42. In the SEC report filed Oct. 13, the company noted that “since October 8, 2017, several catastrophic wildfires have started and remain active in Northern California. The causes of these fires are being investigated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), including the possible role of power lines and other facilities of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (the ‘Utility’), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. It currently is unknown whether the Utility would have any liability associated with these fires.” The total of North Bay fire damage is estimated in the

$5 to $6 billion range. It’s the most costly wildfire in state history. PG&E maintains about $800 million in liability insurance, according to a Securities and Exchange report it filed in midOctober. That’s a potential $4.2 to $5.2 billion gap in its insurance protection against lawsuits. “If the amount of insurance is insufficient to cover the Utility's liability or if insurance is otherwise unavailable, PG&E Corporation’s and the Utility’s financial condition or results of operations could be materially affected,” the company notes in its SEC filing. Whether any of that potential liability bleeds down to Davey remains to be seen. In the meantime, Davey is halfway through its latest, four-year tree-services contract with PG&E, which was implemented in 2016 and runs through December 2019. Davey workers themselves have separate labor agreements throughout the state with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245. Those agreements set the working conditions and wages for Davey workers, says J. V. Mancour, business representative for IBEW 1245 in Sonoma County. “We try to get the best wages and working conditions for our working folks, and provide the best professional work force,” Mancour says. Beyond that, it’s up to Davey to deploy the workers at the bequest of PG&E. Lennox says the company is in negotiations over a new contract with IBEW 1245 which will “amend the terms effective January 1, 2018.” The contracts don’t cover the number of hours the Davey Tree crews work, or where the work is undertaken. That’s the purview of PG&E through its contract with Davey. “Unfortunately, we don’t control how much work they get,” says Mancour. “That’s done by the employer.” PG&E did not respond to the Bohemian’s inquiries for comment by press time.

YOU CAN DO BETTER Vegetarians need to think outside the box on Turkey Day.

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s the days get short and blustery and we dig in for the holidays, I find myself pondering the Tofurky, and how we got here. Tofurky was designed to resemble a baked stuffed turkey with gravy—and it would, if a stuffed turkey resembled a plant-based cheese combo.

Most vegetarians I know are confident enough in their vegetarianism that they don’t feel the need to go through the motions of ritually eating the roast beast. In my experience, the vegetarians and vegans are often the best cooks in the room. If the cook is allowed to use bacon and butter, anything can taste good, but to satisfy an omnivorous body with herbivorous cooking is a trickier feat.

I’m in the camp that believes what vegetarians really want is vegetables. So I say cook vegetables that look and taste like what they are, rather than like a carcass. Here are two recipes that will satisfy all of the vegetarians at your table, providing you make enough. One, roasted roots, is as old as autumn. The other tastes like bacon. After all, vegetarians miss

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turkey once or twice a year, but they miss bacon every day. My roasted roots technique is based on the potato, but several more roots can be added, such as carrots, celeriac, parsnip or yellow beets (red beets will make the whole batch look like it’s drenched in blood). Dense, greasy fingerling potatoes are my favorite. Cut all the roots into similarsized chunks so they cook at the same pace, and toss them in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. If you want to add herbs, like thyme, rosemary or sage, do it. Spread the roots on a baking tray and bake at 350 until they are done—about an hour depending on how thinly they are sliced, stirring every 15 minutes. When the roots are done, add grated or pressed garlic while still hot, stir one final time, and cool. And here is how to make tofu taste like bacon: cook it with bacon. Then remove the bits. Watch your vegetarian friends melt in a vat of ignorant bliss. But if that is too edgy for you, here is a way to get that tofu close enough to bacon that your guests will insist they need to take another bite, and another, before they can decide if it really does taste like bacon. Cut a brick of extra-firm tofu into half-inch cubes, but do it sloppily, so that the pieces are uneven, with thick and thin parts, and add them to a pan on low heat, with about two tablespoons of olive oil per pound of tofu. Cook slowly, stirring as the water cooks off, and a layer of brown builds on the flat sides of the increasingly dense, crisping pieces. If the olive oil cooks off, add more. Add a few large chunks from a single onion layer along with a clove of garlic cut in half. As the brown approaches irresistibility on all sides, sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Add a teaspoon of honey per pound of tofu—or more, to taste—and soy sauce to taste. Don’t worry about what to serve with it. Like bacon, these tofu bits can go on anything, from roasted roots to salad to a vegetable side dish. And if they beg for your secret, tell them it’s bacon grease.


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Now, get out—out of the crowded house, that is, and tool around wine country for a few hours this Thanksgiving weekend, if not to pick up a few gifts, then to just take in the autumn air and feel the glow from a sip of wine—or perhaps glögg—and leave others to jostle joylessly in aisles of retail. Sonoma Valley Can’t wait? Get a head start on the holiday at Three Sticks Wines #SonomaStrong Holiday Market, Sunday, Nov. 19, noon–4pm. Originally planned as a membersonly event, #DestinationDurell was remade as a crafts and gift market and is open to the community for a $20 fee, which goes to CAWineStrong fire relief and gets

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e were packed and ready to board when a couple hustled over to our idling Mercedes Sprinter cargo van at a Rohnert Park park-and-ride lot. “Is this the van for the beer tour?” asked the man.

“It’s the first of its kind in the North Bay.” Applegarth, co-founder of Emerald Country Tours, California’s first cannabis tour company, explained what the tour was about and where we were going, and by the end of their conversation, the couple wished they could get on our bus and skip the beer tour. But this was a test run for media and the tour wasn’t open to the public yet. That happens next year. The couple said they would be back. The exchange was a bit of a vindication for Applegarth, who has been working with partner Jeromy Zajonc to get the tour company off the ground for the past few years. With recreational cannabis becoming legal Jan. 1, and growing mainstream interest in cannabis culture and products, Applegarth is poised to capitalize on Sonoma County’s unique location in the middle of what he calls “Emerald Country”—a region from Santa Cruz to Arcata that’s home to decades of cannabis cultivation, culture and history. The Emerald Triangle (Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties) is the heart of California’s marijuana cultivation, but the larger region outlined by Applegarth has great stories and characters, and Applegarth wants to guide pot tourists there just as they now flock to the North Bay for winetasting and beer tours. “Our goal is to empower people with information, promote a sense of wonder and let them feel transported.” Applegarth is not creating a booze cruise for stoners. There is no smoking or vaping on the bus. Cannabis consumption is not allowed for legal reasons (but participants can partake off the bus where permitted), but Applegarth also wants the tours to focus on cannabis culture, heritage and health and wellness, not clouds of smoke. He’s also working on a self-guided tour with key stops along cannabis’ road to legalization, with a focus on the people who fought for the plant’s acceptance as ) 14



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Tours ( 13 a health benefit for those with chronic illness. “The history is deep,” he says. Applegarth has traveled extensively internationally and gone on many sightseeing tours himself, and he likens his tours to Vietnam’s Cú Chi Viet Cong tunnel tours, a window into a formerly secret world. Our first stop was Rohnert Park’s not-so-secret OrganiCann, a dispensary that bills itself as the first and biggest outlet in Sonoma County. Guerneville’s Riverside Wellness might dispute that claim to being first, but OrganiCann is certainly the biggest. The 30,000-square-foot warehouse retail space is the largest in California. Anyone with a medical recommendation can visit the dispensary (and after Jan. 1 that won’t be necessary). So what is there on the tour that’s not available to the public? Access. While the nature of the tour will likely evolve once it’s open to the public, our stop at OrganiCann featured a behindthe-scenes tour of the business operations and plant nursery. It would be an eye-opener to anyone who has never entered a dispensary before—more than a hundred kinds of edibles— but probably not particularly illuminating to those who have. Applegarth says his tours are aimed at anyone with interest in the history, culture and medical benefits of cannabis. “It’s an exciting time because we get to invent what cannabis tourism looks like,” he says. Will people spend the $179 for a tour? It remains to be seen. Applegarth says interest is high. “We’re excited to see where it goes,” he says. “We’re going to follow the direction of the consumer.” For newcomers and old hands alike, visits to cannabis farms will probably be the most interesting part of Emerald Country’s tours, since these are the places that were hidden and off-limits until we entered the new legal era. And to be sure, many operations still want to remain hidden.

Applegarth says he reaches out to growers looking to build brands and stake a position in the new legal marketplace. He’s in contact with about a dozen growers for the tours. On the way to visit a grower in Forestville, Applegarth unfurled a poster of “cannabis man,” a medical chart that described how the human endocannabinoid system works and how cannabis affects the body. It was a short tutorial, just a hint of some of the health and wellness information he will be imparting on the tours, one of which is focused just on that subject.

Move over wine and beer tourism— here comes cannabis tourism. For a bit of fun, Applegarth invited us to don blindfolds as we neared the grow site to recreate the experience of “trimmigrants” being shuttled to clandestine gardens to trim and process freshly harvested pot. Back in the day, some growers hid the location of their grows, lest some trimmers come back and rip them off. Turning off Highway 116 near the Blue Rock Quarry, we bumped up a dirt road and immediately passed a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy handcuffing a Latino man. Was this a pot bust, we all wondered? It turns out the man was an undocumented worker arrested on an immigration charge and headed to the clutches of Immigration Customs Enforcement. But as we drove up the road, we were reminded that even growers who comply with

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state and local authorities can still face arrest and destruction of their crops. The grower we met was “Oaky” Joe Munson. He grows cannabis for AIDS patients free of charge. He’s been raided by the sheriff and had his plants confiscated several times (see the Nugget, p30). He said he showed deputies his permits to grow medical marijuana, but that hasn’t stopped the raids. “They said, ‘No, marijuana is bullshit.’” Even though he says he’s in compliance, he fears another raid. “I put the biggest plants at the bottom of the hill so the cops have to work really hard to get them out.” He asked us not name him or publish any photographs before he harvested his crops, which he has since done. From Munson’s farm, we headed to Guerneville for a catered lunch on the Russian River and a visit to the shoeboxsize Riverside Wellness, a densely stocked dispensary that caters to the Russian River community.

It was a pretty idyllic end to the sneak-peek tour. Will cannabis tourists come running next year? My guess is yes, especially as Applegarth and Zajonc add more growers to the itinerary. Everyone wants to meet former outlaws and their old hideouts. As the North Bay tourism industry seeks to attract visitors after the fires, pot tours may be an attractive option. Applegarth sits on Sonoma County Tourism’s marketing committee, but so far the organization is not promoting the tours alongside the many excursions it does support in Sonoma County. That’s not a slight against the tour company, but simply a reflection of the fact the tours aren’t open to the public yet, says Tim Zahner, Sonoma County Tourism’s interim CEO. There may be opportunities for collaboration next year, he says. “After January we’re going to start figuring all this stuff out and have a lot of good questions,” says Zahner. “Right now we’re in a waiting game.”

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from the North Bay Fires Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund Dear Friends, Neighbors, Colleagues, Customers, and Suppliers – Mendocino and Sonoma Counties were struck by devastating wildfires. The loss of life, property, and possessions is still being tallied and has already surpassed any modern recorded fire. Our company and employees have long, deep roots in both counties. Many were impacted by the fires — at one point over 25 were evacuated, several lost their homes, and we heard many of the harrowing tales similar to the thousands displaced. We are very grateful to our employees and the emergency response. We offer our condolences for the loss of loved ones. The recovery and restoration of homes and personal lives will take years. We want to assure the community — through our actions — we will be here for the long haul. We have considered how we can help the larger community where we live and work. I have received many phone calls and inquiries — “How can we help?”, “Where can we send money, supplies, resources?” We have spent some time to consider long-term support for communities most affected by the fires. We lost more than homes and buildings. The wide and fast devastation was a fracturing shock to the community. We ask you to join us in support of restoring things which build community. People lost gathering locations, community centers, ball parks, elder care centers; they lost pets and places to enjoy with their children. Teachers and emergency workers lost their homes and belongings. Community space, youth and elderly, teachers and public safety are the critical threads in the fabric of any community. To that end, we ask for your support to help support the most impacted communities. Specifically:


• We will match dollar for dollar the first $400,000. • The money will be distributed in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. • The funds will be directed to youth, elder, educators, emergency workers, and animals displaced by the Nuns, Redwood Valley, and Tubbs Fires.

• The committee will consist of three (3) individuals — Carmel J. Angelo, Mendocino County resident, Buck Ganter, Mendocino County resident, Marty Olhiser, Sonoma County resident. • 100% of the donations will be put to use. Our company will pay related administrative costs. Additional Company Actions: • We are offering $5,000 relocation bonuses to new employees who not only lost homes but livelihoods and $1,000 referral bonuses to people who help. • We will have our heavy equipment and operators licensed to participate in the clean-up. Any “disaster money” we receive related to this work, we will donate to the Recovery Fund. • And importantly, we pledge to continue our “regular” community support. Each year our employees manage and distribute about $300,000 in community action grants, ag education support, college scholarships, and matching capital programs to our communities for a wide range of charity. This will continue. It is important we remember these needs despite the immediate need for fire recovery. Please see the link below to make your contribution today. And please share with your community to help ours. Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa need our support for the long haul. We are all at our best when we work together. Thank you in advance for your support of this important effort. If you have any questions about the company or this letter, please contact us at, or call me directly at the number below. Sincerely, Bob Mertz, CEO (707) 467-3385 Mendocino Forest Products Company Mendocino Redwood Company Humboldt Redwood Company Allweather Wood Follow us: @GetRedwood

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• The funds will be distributed by the Community Foundation of Mendocino County via an independent committee and a regular report of distributions will be provided on our website until the fund is exhausted.


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The week’s events: a selective guide


ENJOY THE VIEW Tahoe native Amie Engerbretson is featured in Warren Miller Entertainment’s new ski film, ‘Line of Descent,’ which gets a pre-release party in Petaluma on Nov. 15, and screens in San Rafael on Nov. 18. See Events and Film, p28.





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For nearly 30 years, the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association has showcased its world-renowned works of art in the annual ‘Artistry in Wood’ exhibit, and this year the show returns for its biggest display yet. Combining a historical influence, regional philosophy and everevolving techniques, the woodworkers in this year’s show push the medium in new directions with unique handcrafted pieces that are judged by the community’s most prominent figures. “Artistry in Wood” exhibits through December and opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 6pm. $7–$10; free for museum members. 707.579.1500.

Celebrating the accomplishments and endeavors of the North Bay’s leading ladies, the newly published book ‘Wine Country Women of Napa Valley’ by Michelle Mandro looks in on the lifestyles of 65 women from the region who’ve made a name for themselves with wine, food and boutique businesses. This week, the book is featured in a fundraiser with several of the women on hand, including winery owner Suzanne Phifer Pavitt, opera singer Kathryn Sculatti and chef Elizabeth Binder. Donations made at the event will go to Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch’s work with animals impacted by the wildfires. Saturday, Nov. 18, Copperfield’s Books, 1330 Lincoln St., Calistoga. 3pm. Free. 707.942.1616.

Sonoma County immigration attorney Christopher Kerosky has spent the last year working with his nonprofit group My American Dreams on behalf of local DACA recipients who may face deportation under the current administration. Recently, Kerosky also teamed with former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas on the documentary The Only Home I Know, which profiles North Bay DACA recipients like artist Maria de Los Angeles. The film screens on KRCB-TV on Nov. 20, and My American Dreams hosts a premiere screening, panel discussion and reception that raises funds for undocumented victims of the fires on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. 6pm.

Sonoma Valley has been through hell this year, though the area’s strength and resolve remain intact after the wildfires. To celebrate the still-standing downtown Sonoma and a new holiday season, the Lighting of the Historic Sonoma Plaza commences this week with eight acres’ and 100,000 sparkling lights’ worth of winter wonderland. To mark the occasion, Sonoma Valley’s Transcendence Theatre Company will perform a musical holiday tribute, and the family event is stuffed with cider, hot chocolate and cookies for the kids, live jazz music and community presentations. Bring the family and spread some cheer on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Sonoma Plaza, First St. E., Sonoma. 5pm. Free admission. 707.996.1090.

—Charlie Swanson

MISTY MORNING The Laguna de Santa Rosa is one of Brenda Tharp’s favorite places to shoot photos in Sonoma County.

Nature in Focus Photographer Brenda Tharp tells how to capture a sunset in new book BY AMELIA MALPAS


onoma County’s Brenda Tharp has a 30-year career as a photographer, and she shares her collected wisdom in a new book, Expressive Nature Photography (Monacelli Press), released earlier this year. “As I progress, I get fresh ideas to describe or explain concepts,” she says. “The book was born out of my need to update my own insights.”

Her work has been featured in Sunset and Sierra Club magazines, and in publications put out by National Geographic, Chronicle Books, the Nature Conservancy, Audubon, the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service and Michelin. Expressive Nature is intended to help people see different ways of composing photographs, “be expressive and tell a story.” And that is what Tharp has done. She focuses on a subject, a

flower coming out of the cracked Death Valley floor, for instance, and captures the essence of that flower’s story of struggle in the desert. In the pages of her book, her composition highlights frequently photographed or mundane scenes in new, captivating ways. Since she travels so much for her work, Tharp often doesn’t have the time to appreciate the natural beauty of the North Bay. That doesn’t stop her from

venturing into her favorite local places with a camera, though. She lists the Laguna de Santa Rosa as one. “The variety of wildlife, nature and seasonal changes make it so nice to shoot in,” she says. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is another favorite, where she likes to “walk along the flowing water in the spring.” She features a photo of moss-covered rocks and trees in the park on her website, taken before last month’s wildfires. “I wonder what it looks like now?” she writes. Tharp offers her advice on photographing sunsets, something many novice photographers take pictures of with their phone. She says winter and fall are the best times of year to view sunsets, as the air has less pollution than in the summer. Seen from a hill or mountain, a sunset appears clearer and brighter, she says, since you are seeing it through less atmosphere and thus fewer particles, which often dim the colors. Clouds enhance what we see by catching the last rays of sunlight and reflecting them down . After a rainstorm, the air has fewer particulates in it, so that’s a particularly good time to view a sunset. California is just entering the prime sunset-viewing season. “We just can’t resist the vibrant colors,” Tharp says. To avoid sunset photos that end up looking similar, Brenda suggests focusing on “something else, like a tree, and utilizing the sky as background. Then you see a silhouette in front of a colorful sunset, which adds an element of individuality.” And that seems to be a theme in Tharp’s photos—each one has a distinct personality. For more information, visit

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IT’S A WATERFUL LIFE Ellie Condello’s affection for ‘The Little Mermaid’ goes way back.

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“That’s when I first saw the movie The Little Mermaid, or so my mom tells me,” laughs Condello, a senior at Analy High School. “I immediately fell in love with the character of Ariel, and dreamed of being her. My mom has countless Halloween pictures of me dressed as Ariel.” This weekend, Condello will get to do more than just dress up as Ariel. In Santa Rosa Junior College’s lavish production of

Disney’s musical adaptation of The Little Mermaid, she’ll be playing the iconic role, singing and dancing with an array of fish, eels and other creatures of the deep. The show is directed by John Shillington, and will be held in the theater at Maria Carrillo High School, where the junior college is staging many of its shows as the Burbank Auditorium, on the junior college campus, undergoes extensive renovations. “I love Ariel’s story, and I admire her as a character,” says Condello, seen earlier this year in the Raven Players’ production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. “When I auditioned at the JC, I really didn’t think I’d get Ariel. I just wanted to be a part of the show. When I was called back for a second audition, I was actually surprised. And then they called and said, ‘We want you to play Ariel!’ It was crazy. I still can’t believe it.” The production, she says, will be different from other stagings of the musical, in part because the theater at Maria Carrillo lacks the height of the junior college stage. Characters that seemed to fly or swim through the air in the past with elaborate “fly” systems, will now achieve a similar affect through dance. “We also have Heelys in the show,” she says, referencing those shoes with wheels in the heels, which make the Little Mermaid characters appear to glide along though the ocean rather than, you know, walk. “That’s been a challenge, I admit,” Condello says. “But I’m getting pretty good at it.” Asked what the best part of playing Ariel onstage is, the young actor, who hopes to make theater here lifelong career, is quick to reply. “Oh, everything,” she says. “Everything! This really has literally been a dream come true.” ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ runs Nov. 17–Dec. 3, at Maria Carrillo High School Theatre, 6975 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa. Friday–Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 1:30pm; Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30p.m. $12–$22. 707.527.4343.


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FEATHERS IN CAPS Saoirse Ronan and Sacramento shine

in Greta Gerwig’s new comedy.

Bird in Flight

Too bad they don’t make films like ‘Lady Bird’ anymore BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


oan Didion’s quote at the beginning of Lady Bird—something about people who think Californians are hedonists should spend a Christmas in Sacramento—says more about Didion’s anhedonia than our state capital. River light, bountiful shade trees, bars galore, warm nights and bike-friendly streets—perhaps they’re having a better time out there than they’re letting on.

Greta Gerwig’s enchanting debut as director isn’t just a fine comedy about a singular girl’s senior year, it’s also a good-looking movie about a city that deserves admiration, with the gilded Tower Bridge seen at dawn, green fields, grand houses and a catalogue of the place’s vintage neon signs displayed to Jon Brion’s score. Catholic-school senior Christine (Saoirse Ronan) cooked up the name “Lady Bird” for herself. She’s ashamed of her one-bathroom home and Sacto: “It’s soul-killing. The Midwest of California.” Like any 17-year-old, she can’t figure out what’s infuriating her embittered, overworked mother. Mom (Roseanne’s Laurie Metcalf, excellent) is in that dance of clinging and pushing away that goes on when a kid is about to leave the nest. Lady Bird cherishes romantic dreams of heading back east to school—and her family barely has the money to send her to UC Davis. We’re on Lady Bird’s side even as she starts to become a pill, social climbing for friendships with the jaded rich kids around her, including a limpid, too-cool boyfriend (Timothée Chalamet). It’s a good thing when the worst that can be said of a movie is that it should have been longer—this one does nine months in 90 minutes. But Lady Bird is like that—one wants more time with every shrewd, warm-heated scene. This generous comedy is the low-budget, highincandescence movie that we’re told is impossible to make today. ‘Lady Bird’ opens Nov. 17 at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.525.8909.


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Misner & Smith revel in inspiration on new album BY CHARLIE SWANSON


ongtime collaborators Sam Misner and Megan Smith have shared stages since meeting at a Shakespeare festival in 2002, and for the past decade, they’ve made a name, or names, for themselves with rich, resonant Americana under the moniker Misner & Smith. Last month, the duo released their fifth full-length album, headwaters, which travels back to the source of their musical yearnings. Misner & Smith showcase these songs in an afternoon album-release show at Rancho Nicasio on Sunday, Nov. 19. Originally hailing from

Petaluma and Davis respectively, Misner & Smith’s previous four albums were comprised of original compositions full of compelling storytelling and evocative harmonies. On headwaters, Misner & Smith open the door to their personal inspirations with their first collection of covers. “In the years we’ve been playing, we definitely throw some covers into our shows,” Misner says. “The big reason we wanted to do [this album] was to pay tribute to where we’ve come from as songwriters and performers.” The new album opens with Simon & Garfunkel’s “America,” and features selections from Gram Parsons, Neil Young and Patty Griffin. As the record progresses, Misner & Smith open the floodgates a bit with covers of 1966’s “Coconut Grove” by the Lovin’ Spoonful, 1986’s “City of Dreams” by Talking Heads and 2012’s “Turning the Century” by modern rockers Dr. Dog. “We also wanted to show the range of stuff that’s influenced us,” says Misner. “We don’t linger in any one genre in our original music, which can be tricky sometimes for marketing. But we pride ourselves on that diversity of music.” The duo also chose a covers album as a way to inspire themselves after emptying the well of creativity on their last album, 2013’s Seven Hour Storm. “We threw everything we had at that album,” Smith says, “which was fun because we made our dream album, but when we were finished with it, we were exhausted. Doing this album has kickstarted a lot of that inspiration again by revisiting stuff we love so much. “Now we have a whole handful of new songs, and we are feeling full.” Misner & Smith perform with a full band on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicaso. 4pm. Free (reservations recommended). 415.662.2219.

Concerts SONOMA COUNTY Counting Crows

Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.


Platinum-selling alternative rock band performs a “For the Love of Sonoma” fire-relief benefit concert, hosted by BottleRock. Nov 18, 7pm. $50$250. Green Music Center Weill Hall, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.


Guitars with Heart

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Benefit concert for victims of the Sonoma County wildfires features Mark Goldenberg, guitarist for Jackson Browne and others, with Stevie Coyle, Teja Gerken, Mark Taylor and Scott Nygaard. Nov 19, 7:30pm. $35 and up. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

Kojiki & the Universe Renowned New Age artist Kitaro merges music with space-age images for a uniquely visual concert. Nov 19, 7:30pm. $59 and up. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Sonoma County Philharmonic

Norman Gamboa leads the philharmonic in a program, “Fanfare & Concerto,” that benefits the Sonoma County Resilience Fund. Nov 18, 7:30pm and Nov 19, 2pm. $15. SRHS Performing Arts Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa,

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Soulful Texas duo plays two sets of funky, blues-infused rock and roll off their latest album, “Change of Pace.” Nov 18, 7:30 and 9:30pm. $10-$30. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Beloved Bay Area star and his upbeat band perform a “For the Love of Napa” fire-relief benefit concert, hosted by BottleRock. Nov 18, 1:30pm. $50-$150. Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St Helena Hwy, Oakville. 707.968.2203.

Clubs & Venues

Coffee Catz

Nov 17, 1pm, Feedback piano with Jerry Green. Nov 17, 3:30pm, PR Jazz Duo. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600.

Flamingo Lounge

Nov 17, Stax City. Nov 18, the Hots. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Nov 18, Ammo Box. 21025 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.0036.

Green Music Center Schroeder Hall

Nov 18, Sonoma Bach Choir’s Major Works Series. Nov 19, 2pm, Wind Power Faculty Recital. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.

HopMonk Sebastopol

Nov 17, Jarabe de Palo. 120 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.542.1455.

Aqus Cafe Nov 15, West Coast Songwriter’s Competition. Nov 17, Due Zighi Baci. Nov 18, Luvplanet. Nov 22, bluegrass and old-time music. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Nov 17, Tyler Allen. 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9037.

Nov 18, 12pm, the Crown: allages rap battle. Nov 19, 6pm, Rosa Folk Club jam session. 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Barley & Hops Tavern

The Big Easy Nov 15, Haute Flash Quartet. Nov 16, the Acrosonics. Nov 17, Hillstomp and Molly Gene. Nov 18, the Grain with B & the Hive. Nov 19, Rivertown Skifflers. Nov 21, Jessie & the Jinx with Big Kitty. Nov 22, Wednesday Night Big Band. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163.




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Grammy award-winning band has been a New Orleans institution for over 30 years. Nov 17, 7 and 10pm. $32-$37.

Nov 19, 2pm, Falcon Christopher. 20 Matheson Ave, Healdsburg. 707.578.1826.

Nov 17, Solid Air. Nov 18, Levi Lloyd. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

A’Roma Roasters

British classical guitarist perfroms as a benefit for Landmarks and TiburonBelvedere Rotary Club. Nov 19, 2pm. $15-$25. Old St Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 415.435.1853.

Rebirth Brass Band

Cellars of Sonoma

Nov 17, SSU Symphony & Concert Choir. Nov 19, 3pm, Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra. Nov 20, Santa Rosa Symphony fire relief benefit concert. 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.


Arlene Francis Center

Harmonic folk duo celebrates the release of their new album, “headwaters,” with a party in Marin. Nov 19, 4pm. Free. Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Nov 17, 6pm, Sonoma County Sampler acoustic showcase. 555 Healdsburg Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.303.7372.


Nov 17, Dimond Saints with Ini and Gabriel Francisco. Nov 18, Claypool Cellars Wine Harvest Bonanza with Les Claypool and friends. Nov 22, Sessions and Smoked Out Soul. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

HopMonk Sonoma

Nov 17, Son Ravello. Nov 18, Timothy O’Neil. Nov 19, Tim Flannery & the Lunatic Fringe. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Hotel Healdsburg

Nov 18, 6:30pm, Brazilian Jazz with Stephanie Ozer Quartet. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

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Nov 18, the Sam Chase & the Untraditional. 146 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.772.5478.

Lagunitas Tap Room

Nov 15, Joe and Vicki Price. Nov 16, California Sons. Nov 17, the Melt. Nov 18, the Patrick Ford Band. Nov 19, Van Goat. Nov )




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On the Town Square, Nicasio

Nov 18, 2pm, Decent Criminal and Brown Bags. 1899-A Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.525.1963.

The Laugh Cellar

Nov 18, Jim Caroompas. 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa. 707.282.9319.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Nov 19, So You Think You Can Dance. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Main Street Bistro

Nov 16, Susan Sutton. Nov 17, Sam Peoples and Lynne Billig. Nov 18, Vernelle Anders. Nov 19, VLO with Ruben Valtierra. Nov 21, Mac & Potter. 16280 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.0501.

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall

Nov 15, Marcia Ball. Nov 16, Keznamdi. Nov 17-18, Y&T. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

Occidental Center for the Arts

Nov 18, Patrick Ball: Come Dance with Me in Ireland. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

The Phoenix Theater Nov 17, Short Fuse with Decayed Existence and Meat Slab. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Redwood Cafe

Nov 17, Greenhouse. Nov 18, Dgiin. Nov 19, 5pm, Gold Coast Jazz Band. Nov 20, open mic. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

The Reel Fish Shop & Grill

Nov 17, the Abyssinians and Reggae Angels. Nov 18, Cork Pullers. Nov 22, Turkey Fest & fire fundraiser with Train Wreck Junction. 401 Grove St, Sonoma. 707.343.0044.

Rio Nido Roadhouse Nov 18, Willie Perez. 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido. 707.869.0821.

River Theater

Nov 18, the Garcia Project. 16135 Main St, Guerneville. 707.869.8022.

Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub

Nov 18, Angry Neighbors. 131 E First St, Cloverdale. 707.894.9610.

Sally Tomatoes

Nov 19, 12pm, Fire Aid FundFest with Mitch Woods, the Pulsators and Gator Nation. 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.665.0260.

Sebastiani Theatre

Nov 19, 2pm, New Orleansstyle piano show with Tommy Thomsen and Wendy DeWitt. 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Sonoma Cider

Nov 18, 12pm, Sonoma Strong Music Festival with Mr December and the Easy Leaves. 44-F Mill St, Healdsburg. 707.723.7018.

Sonoma Speakeasy

Nov 16, Plan Be. Nov 17, Marina Crouse. Nov 18, R&B and Z House Band with Johnny Bones Lustig. Nov 19, 5pm, Kerry Daly Band. Nov 19, 8:30pm, Sonoma Blues jam. Nov 20, Brandon Eardley. Nov 21, American roots night with Lou Rodriguez and friends. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364.

St Vincent de Paul Church Nov 19, 5pm, Dominican Chorale Fall Performance. 35 Liberty St, Petaluma. 415.482.3579.

party. Nov 19, Banda Night. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

HopMonk Novato

Nov 17, Ann Halen and Aerocksmith. Nov 18, Train Wreck Junction. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Nov 15, Funky Little Shack. Nov 22, Matt Jaffe & the Distractions. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Marin Center Showcase Theatre

Nov 19, 2pm, Marin Barbershop Chorus. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Marin Country Mart

Nov 19, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Blithedale Canyon. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church

Nov 15, 7:30pm and , Nov 18, 4pm, “There Is a Season” with Mill Valley Philharmonic. 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley,

19 Broadway Club

Nov 16, Country Line Dancing. Nov 17, the Fabulous Biotones. Nov 18, the Role Models. Nov 20, the Blues Defenders pro jam. Nov 21, open mic. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118.

Nov 15, songwriters in the round with Danny Uzi. Nov 16, Koolwhip. Nov 17, Breakin’ Bread. Nov 18, 4:30pm, Crossroads music school concert. Nov 19, 4pm, Dale Alstrom’s Jazz Society. Nov 20, open mic. Nov 22, IrieFuse with Conscious Cru. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

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Twin Oaks Roadhouse

Nov 17, United hip-hop for North Bay fire relief with Vocab Slick and Pure Powers. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535.

MARIN COUNTY Corte Madera Library

Nov 18, 3pm, Honey B & the Pollinators. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444.

Diesel Bookstore

Nov 19, 2pm, Holiday Nutcracker event with the Marin Ballet. 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.785.8177.


Nov 17, Dance to the Music tribute to Sly & the Family Stone. Nov 18, the Best Intentions. Nov 19, B & the Hive. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

George’s Nightclub

Nov 16, Sabor Dominicano. Nov 17, Women in Rock. Nov 18, DJ

Nov 15, Fly by Train. Nov 16, Michael LaMacchia Band. Nov 17, Michael Aragon Quartet. Nov 18, Chris Saunders Band. Nov 19, Migrant Pickers and friends. Nov 20, Kimrea. Nov 21, open mic. Nov 22, Wabi Sabi and friends. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392.

Osher Marin JCC

Nov 18, Sing the Beatles with the Quarry Persons. Nov 19, 2pm, “There Is a Season” with Mill Valley Philharmonic. 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

Osteria Divino

Nov 15, Joan Getz. Nov 16, Noah Frank Trio. Nov 17, Barrio Manouche. Nov 18, James Henry & Company. Nov 19, Dan Zemelman Trio. Nov 21, Ken Cook. Nov 22, Jonathan Poretz. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.9355.

Panama Hotel Restaurant

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Nov 15, the Elvis Johnson Soul Revue. Nov 16, Down Dirty Shake. Nov 17, San Geronimo. Nov 18, PSDSP. Nov 19, Grateful Sunday. Nov 21, the Bad Hombres. Nov 22, the New Sneakers. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.

Rancho Nicasio

Nov 17, Honeysuckle Rogues. Nov 18, Lavay Smith’s 1940s Supper Club show. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar

Nov 17, Phillip Percy Pack. Nov 18, Tracy Rose Trio. Nov 19, Chime Travelers. 250 Entrada Dr, Novato. 415.883.9477.

Sausalito Seahorse

Nov 16, Toque Tercero flamenco night. Nov 17, Reed Fromer Band. Nov 18, Andre Thierry. Nov 19, 5pm, Mazacote. Nov 21, Noel Jewkes and friends. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899.

Smiley’s Schooner Saloon

Nov 16, Fly by Train. Nov 17, Joe and Vicki Price. Nov 18, Essence. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

St Raphael’s Catholic Church

Nov 17, 8pm, Dominican Chorale Fall Performance.

1004 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.482.3579.

Jelly Bread. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Sweetwater Music Hall

Deco Lounge at Capp Heritage Vineyards

Nov 16, the Crooked Jades and Rainy Eyes. Nov 18, Making Movies and Suena Tron. Nov 19, the Garcia Project. Nov 20, the Meditations with Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra. Nov 22, Vinyl. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Terrapin Crossroads

Nov 15, Twang is Dead. Nov 16, Andy Coe Band. Nov 17, Andy Cabic and Eric D Johnson. Nov 18, Scott Law and friends. Nov 19, Elliott Peck and friends. Nov 20, Grateful Monday. Nov 21, JGB night with Stu Allen and Scott Law. Nov 22, the Casual Coalition. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

Throckmorton Theatre Nov 15, 12pm, Berkeley Choro Ensemble. Nov 15, 7:30pm, StoryNights. Nov 18, Ben de la Cour. Nov 22, 12pm, José López and Heidi Wilcox. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.


Nov 15, John Vicino. Nov 18, Justin Diaz. Nov 22, Austin Hicks. 1450 First St, Napa. 707.687.1234.

Blue Note Napa

Nov 15, the Dixie Giants. Nov 16, Niki J Crawford. Nov 17, the John Brothers Piano Company. Nov 21, Jealous Zelig. Nov 22,

Nov 18, Brooke Fox and Kurt Gellersted. 1245 First St, Napa. 707.254.1922.

Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant Nov 16, the Swinging Chads. Nov 17, the Sorry Lot. Nov 18, the Humdinger Band. Nov 19, DJ Aurelio. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337.

JaM Cellars

Nov 17, Highway Poets. 1460 First St, Napa. 707.265.7577.

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Nov 19, 3pm, Napa Valley College Fall Chorale Concert. 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa. 707.256.7500.

Napkins Bar & Grill

Nov 19, 12pm, acoustic brunch with Doug Houser. Nov 21, the Gentlemen of Jazz. Nov 22, Pre-Thanksgiving party with DJ Willie. 1001 Second St, Napa. 707.927.5333.

River Terrace Inn

Nov 17, Nate Lopez. Nov 18, Mark Harold. 1600 Soscol Ave, Napa. 707.320.9000.


Nov 15, Mike Greensill with Opie Bellas. Nov 16, Don Bassey and friends. Nov 17, 8 Track Massacre. Nov 18, Stealin’ Dan. Nov 19, Kevin Mahogany Trio. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.


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Gallery 32, “Ana Maria Pacheco Print Show,” original works by the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Brazilian born sculptor, painter and printmaker. 5pm. 16190 Main St, Guerneville. 707.239.0518.

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Workmix Cafe Lounge, “Soaring Beyond the Self,” Renuka Sondhi presents a journey of life displayed in surreal paintings. 5pm. 950 Randolph St, Napa. 707.603.3986.

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Art Museum of Sonoma County, “Artistry in Wood,” annual exhibit is presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association. 6pm. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500. Fulton Crossing, “Mark Lifvendahl: Making a Splash,” Sonoma County artist displays his latest colorful, largescale paintings. 5pm. 1200 River Rd, Fulton. 707.536.3305. Journey Center, “Wonderful Gifts in Small Packages,” annual holiday art show and fundraiser features small works of art by local artists. 5pm. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.2121. Rebound Bookstore, “Steven Hurst: Treasures from My Dreams,” artist retrospective show includes paintings, illustrations, sculpture and surreal clocks. 7pm. 1611 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.482.0550.

Nov 18

IceHouse Gallery, “Vita Collage,” artists and designers from the Pt Reyes studio shop present jewelry, textiles, glasswork and more. 4pm. 405 East D St, Petaluma. 707.778.2238.

Galleries SONOMA COUNTY Art Museum of Sonoma County

Through Nov 26, “Unpacked,” exhibit includes contemporary works from private collections in Sonoma and Napa counties. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 5. 707.579.1500.

Arts Guild of Sonoma

Through Nov 27, “ Zaza Fetterly Solo Show,” arts guild member and sculptor is the featured artist for the month of November. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. Wed-Thurs and SunMon, 11 to 5; Fri-Sat, 11 to 8. 707.996.3115.

BackStreet Gallery

Through Nov 18, “The Wise Fool,” Santa Rosa artist Cade Burkhammer’s works, based on the Tarot deck, reflect his feelings on the modern world. behind 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. Sat-Sun, noon to 5pm and by appointment. 707.568.4204.

Blasted Art Gallery

Through Nov 18, “Somewhere Else,” installation by Bill Shelley and Chris Beards. Art Alley, South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.888.1026.

Glaser Center

Through Nov 30, “Unraveling Threads: The Mexican Indigenous Textile Project,” photographic prints highlight Mexican indigenous people, their customs and textiles. 547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.568.5381.

Hammerfriar Gallery

Through Nov 18, “Bill Shelley & Shelley Spira Burns,” dual exhibit features Shelley’s Berlin-inspired drawings and Burns’ geologically informed stone sculptures. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Through Nov 19, “Emerging Artists Show,” fourth annual exhibit features high school and college-age artists. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. Daily, 11 to 6. 707.431.1970.

Healdsburg Senior Center

Through Nov 28, “Healdsburg Gems,” several pastel landscape paintings are inspired by the region’s sights. 133 Matheson St, Healdsburg.

History Museum of Sonoma County

Through Nov 30, “Día de Muertos,” exhibition combines traditional and modern takes on the artistic Mexican holiday. 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.579.1500.

Paul Mahder Gallery

Through Nov 30, “Ann Wolff Glass Works,” the artist displays imaginative works in her preferred medium. 222 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.473.9150.

Petaluma Historical Library & Museum

Nov 16-Dec 17, “Petaluma Arts Association Exhibit,” the group celebrates 60 years with paintings, sculpture and ceramics by over 30 association artists. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. Wed-Sat, 10 to 4; Sun, noon to 3; tours by appointment on Mon-Tues. 707.778.4398.

Sebastopol Gallery

Through Nov 26, “Let’s Talk About Trees,” mixed-media art Jeremy Joan Hewes combines photographs and acrylics paintings to depict trees and nature landscapes. 150 N Main St, Sebastopol. Open daily, 11 to 6. 707.829.7200.

MARIN COUNTY Community Media Center of Marin

Through Nov 30, “TRANSFRONTERIZA,” photographer John Pike offers a glimpse into the city of Tijuana as guided by members of the transgender community. 819 A St, San Rafael. 415.721.0636.

Dominican University

Through Dec 15, “Nigel Poor: The San Quentin Project,” archive mapping and typology project displays alongside sculptures by Andrea Bacigalupo. 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael. 415.457.4440.

Gallery Route One

Through Dec 17, “Latino Photography Project,” GRO’s

Headlands Center for the Arts

Through Nov 17, “Fall Project Space Exhibitions,” artists in residence show off their season of works. 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. Sun-Fri, noon to 4. 415.331.2787.

The Image Flow

Through Nov 22, “Alternative Process Photography Exhibition,” juried exhibition feature 40 artists working with a wide variety of historical and analog photographic printing processes. 401 Miller Ave, Ste A, Mill Valley. 415.388.3569.

Key Tea

Through Nov 26, “Sol Vision,” the art of Aaron Bardo radiates themes surrounding the sun and other interpretations of the word sol. 921 C St, San Rafael. 808.428.3233.

Marin Community Foundation

Through Jan 12, “Hypercosmos des Songes (Supercosmos of Dreams),” the first major exhibition in the United States for French-born and Marin-based artist Jean-Marc Brugeilles includes over 80 artworks. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5.

Marin Society of Artists

Through Nov 30, “Innovations,” Marin Society of Artists celebrates its 90th anniversary with art from current members, including sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics and jewelry. 1515 Third St, San Rafael. Wed-Sun, Noon to 4pm. 415.464.9561.


Through Nov 19, “AbstrAction,” juried exhibit pushes the boundaries of abstract art. 500 Palm Dr, Novato. WedFri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 11 to 5. 415.506.0137.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts

Through Nov 22, “Inspired by Textures,” multimedia group show is juried by Emily Dvorin and Bonnie Himberg. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331.

Robert Allen Fine Art

Through Nov 30, “Under, Over & Out,” new works on canvas

by Victoria Ryan. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center

Through Nov 30, “Pressing Matters VIII: Printmakers Group Show,” eighth annual exhibit includes etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, letterpress and other prints. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888.

Comedy Will Durst

Popular comedian returns to Sonoma. Nov 16, 7pm. $20. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Trevor Noah

South African comedian and host of “The Daily Show” takes the stage with his acclaimed standup. Nov 22, 7:30pm. $55$95. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Roy Zimmerman: ReZist Comedian employs satire for peace and justice. Nov 16, 8pm. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

Events American Folk Art Holiday Festival

Inaugural fest features many one-of-a-kind folk art creations and folk antiques including unusual and unique Holiday home décor and gifts. Nov 18, 10am. $10. Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. 707.266.6305.

Casino Night at the Sands

Annual holiday fundraiser for Shop with a Cop Napa features casino games, a silent auction and Napa Valley food, wine and beer. Nov 18, 6pm. $45. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

Community Blood Drive Be a hero and donate blood. Nov 15, 11am. Outdoor Art Club, 1 W Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.2582.

Community Open Studios at di Rosa

Visitors can drop-in and explore the studio stations arranged in di Rosa’s gallery, with staff and volunteers on

hand. Sat, Nov 18, 11am. Free. di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. 707.226.5991.

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project displays scenes from west Marin through stunning photos, with member artists Mimi Abers and Marj Stone also exhibiting. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.

Fall Craft & Vendor Fair

Second annual fair includes dozens of local vendors, live music, baked goodies and fun for kids. Nov 18-19, 10am. Free. Doubletree Hotel, 1 Double Tree Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.584.5466.

Gifts ’n Tyme Holiday Faire

Over 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday music and gourmet foods to sample. Nov 17-19. Free admission. Napa Valley Exposition, 575 Third St, Napa.

Giving Thanks at the Gardens

Artful Arrangements hosts fourth annual gathering and guided tour of the historic homestead with farm activities for kids and libations for the adults. Nov 19, 2pm. Free. Petaluma Homestead Gardens, 205 Orchard Ln, Penngrove.

Holidays in Yountville The town transforms into a winter wonderland with sparkling lights and schedule of live entertainment, art shows, workshops, shopping, food and wine tours, carriage rides and more. Nov 20-Dec 31. Downtown Yountville, Washington St, Yountville,

Insights into Cannabis Regulation

Women’s Cannabis Business Development hosts Sonoma County Ag commissioner Tony Linegar for a talk, with Q&A, raffle, cheese and wine reception and networking. Nov 21, 6pm. $25-$35. C Donatiello Winery, 320 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.687.9223.

Jack London Memorial Public is invited to attend a tribute to one of the world’s best known American writers on the 101st anniversary of his death. Nov 18, 10am. Free. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216.

Lighting of Historic Sonoma Plaza

Holidays in Sonoma kicks off with the dazzling spectacle that boasts a musical holiday tribute, presentations by community leaders, hot chocolate and more. Nov 18, 5pm. Free. Sonoma Plaza, First St E, Sonoma. ) 707.996.1090.


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My American Dreams Benefit

Event includes a reception and screening of “The Only Home I Know,” about immigrants from Sonoma County, with proceeds going to immigrant families who lost homes or employment in the fires. Nov 16, 6pm. $50. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.867.9818.

An Old Time Variety Show

Vaudeville fundraiser helps families affected by fires and features music, magic and more. Nov 17, 7:30pm. $25-$50. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

PATH Holiday Fundraising Event

Find great art, products and services from local merchants, with raffle, live music and kid friendly fun. Nov 16, 5:30pm. Free. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

The Puppet Festival

Annual event includes special performances from Paul Mesner and Parasol Puppets with an afternoon workshop on Saturday. Nov 17-18. $15-$20. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St, Napa. 707.255.5445.

Resurrection Roller Girls Silent Auction

Be a part of the fun, with food, drinks, friends and prizes. Nov 17, 6pm. $10-$20. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Southern Marin Toastmasters Open House Visitors have a chance to observe a meeting, hear a speaker and learn how Toastmasters helps members overcome their fear of public speaking. Nov 15, 6:45pm. Free. Larkspur Recreation, 240 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, eloquent.

A Vintage Evening

The Vintage House hosts a gala honoring Sonoma Valley senior citizens Sondra Bernstein, Roger Rhoten and Marcie Waldron for their contributions to the community. Nov 18, 5:30pm. Ramekins Culinary School, 450 W Spain St, Sonoma. 707.933.0450.

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Pre-Party Bohemian and SSU Snow Club host a party for the new ski

adventure film’s North Bay release with live band, raffle and giveaways. Nov 15, 4:20pm. Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

guided walk each week. Sat, 10am. through Dec 23. Free. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216.

West County Craft Faire


Ramp up for the holidays with local crafters and artists, savory and sweet treats, live music, raffles and more. Nov 18-19, 11am. Free. Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.

Wine Country Women of Napa Valley

Fundraising event celebrates Napa Valley’s leading ladies, showcasing their accomplishments, lifestyles and more. Donations go to Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch of Napa Valley for animals impacted by fires. Nov 18, 3pm. Free admission. Calistoga Copperfield’s Books, 1330 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.1616.


Parades of whimsically decorated and illuminated sofas, live music, giant puppets, costumed performers and surprise carnival acts. Nov 18, 5pm. Free. SOFA Arts District, 312 South A St, Santa Rosa.

Field Trips Bird Walk in Bodega Bay

Search the harbor, adjacent seas and woodlands for birds, including Doran County Park. Led by Madrone Audubon Society. Wed, Nov 15, 8:30am. Bodega Bay Harbor, East Shore Rd, Bodega Bay,

Holidays Along the Farm Trails

Sonoma County farmers and producers open their barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Maps and info at Nov 18-Jan 1. Free. Sonoma County farms, various locations, Sonoma. 707.837.8896.

Pug Sundays

A gathering of pugs, pug owners and pug lovers. Third Sun of every month, 9am. Mill Valley Dog Park, Bayfront Park, Mill Valley.

Saturday Hikes

Explore the state park in a

cuisine prepared by Food Network chef Tyler Florence. Proceeds benefit fire-recovery charities. Nov 21, 1pm. $500. Private Vineyard, Sonoma/ Napa County Line, Sonoma.

Harvest Barn Dinner & Dance

Two classic Spielberg adventures, “ET: The ExtraTerrestrial” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” screen together. Nov 16, 7pm. $10. Roxy Stadium 14 Cinemas, 85 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.525.8909.

Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and wine pairing prepared by Chef Jeffery Jake of the Silverado Resort & Spa, with live music by the Kenya B Trio, benefitting disaster relief in Napa. Nov 18, 6pm. $125. Baldacci Family Vineyards, 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.944.9261.


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CULT Film Series

David Bowie-starring fantasy classic plays on the big screen. Nov 18, 7:30pm. $8. Rio Theater, 20396 Bohemian Hwy, Monte Rio. 707.865.0913.

Polar Express

Family film screens as part of Yountville’s holiday movie series. Nov 19, 7:30pm. Free. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

Surviving Skokie

Filmmakers Eli Adler and Blair Gershkow present and discuss the powerful documentary on Jack Adler, Eli’s father, a Polish immigrant and concentration camp survivor who built a life for his family in Skokie, Illinois. Nov 19, 4:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Get in the spirit of the season with barrel samples, tasty bites, and wines to toast the holidays. Nov 18, 12pm. $45. Crocker & Starr Winery, 700 Dowdell Lane, St Helena. 707.967.9111.

Lambert Bridge Chef’s Table Series

Seasonally themed menu of locally grown ingredients is prepared by Erika Johnson of Trading Post and paired with Lambert Bridge wines. Nov 17-19. $125. Lambert Bridge Winery, 4085 Westside Rd, Healdsburg. 707.431.9600.

Mole Tasting Dinner

Latina cooks from various states in Mexico serve their home mole recipes in conjunction with Gallery Route One’s Latino Photography Project. Nov 18, 6pm. $10-$30. Dance Palace, 503 B St, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Annual globe-trotting ski film series this year features a visit to the French Alps with professional skier and Tahoe local, Amie Engerbretson and more. Nov 18, 8pm. $22. Marin Center’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800.

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Kids can enjoy and help prepare a re-creation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, along with hands-on crafts and fun family activities. Nov 18, 1pm. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Beaujolais Nouveau

Celebrate the first wine of the harvest all day with special menu items and pairings. Nov 16. Left Bank Brasserie, 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.927.3331.

The Grateful Table

One table, seating 1,000 guests, celebrates community spirit in the North Bay with


Monthly meal features organically grown grape producers, winemakers for Peay Vineyards, Alma Fria Wine and Gros Ventre Cellars. Nov 16, 6:30pm. $115. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

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Still Standing

Jack London Park survives fire, pays it forward Threatened by the recent Nun’s fire, but left relatively untouched, Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen is one of Sonoma Valley’s few spots spared by the disaster. To mark the park’s good fortune, officials are opening it to the public for free through the rest of the year. Admission fees and parking usually run between $10 and $20, though visitors can now explore the 1,400acre area that famed author Jack London called home over a hundred years ago and enjoy the park’s resumed schedule of walks and events gratis. This Saturday, Nov. 18, the park hosts its weekly Saturday hike, led by an experienced naturalist. Nov. 18 also marks the annual Jack London Memorial, located at the author’s gravesite within the park. Both events begin at 10am, with no reservations required. On Friday, Nov. 24, the park celebrates another long-standing tradition with the annual post-Thanksgiving Turkey Waddle, offering the public a chance to walk off the stuffing among the park’s ancient redwoods. The park has also rescheduled its previously canceled Mindful Walk on Saturday, Dec. 9, that combines hiking and meditation for a day of emotional and mental healing. All these events are free, including parking. Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen. 707.938.5216. —Charlie Swanson

the trimmings. Nov 17, 6pm. $50. Muir’s Tea Room & Cafe, 330 S Main St, Sebastopol. 707.540.1760.

Wine & Dine Wednesdays Weekly three-course offering showcases local wines and

music by Michael Hantman. Wed. $36. Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.7222.

Family Drummm Circle Kids of all ages and their grownups are invited to get rhythmic. Nov 18, 3pm. $25. Napa First United Methodist Church, 625 Randolph St, Napa. 707.322.8402.

Thanksgiving Week Cartoon Classes Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for hands-on cartoon instruction, live stories and lots of fun. Nov 20-22. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Zanies Mark Day School students leap into slapstick comedy with three madcap sketches inspired by the 500-year-old tradition of commedia d’elle arte. Nov 15-18. $13 and up. Marin Center Showcase Theatre, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

Book Passage

Nov 15, 4pm, “Bizzy Mizz Lizzie” with David Shannon. Nov 15, 7pm, “Real American” with Julie Lythcott-Haims. Nov 16, 7pm, “Slow Medicine” with Victoria Sweet. Nov 17, 7pm, “Smitten Kitchen Every Day” with Deb Perelman. Nov 18, 4pm, “Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World” with Anna Gatmon. Nov 21, 7pm, “A Fierce Heart” with Spring Washam. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera 415.927.0960.

Book Passage By-theBay

Nov 15, 6pm, “Eden” with Jeanne Blasberg. Nov 16, 6pm, “The Art of Misdiagnosis” and “I’m the One Who Got Away” with Gayle Brandeis and Andrea Jarrell. 100 Bay St, Sausalito 415.339.1300.

Diesel Bookstore

Nov 18, 11am, “Marielle in Paris” with Maxine Rose Schur and Jeanne de Sainte Marie. 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur 415.785.8177.

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Nov 18, 12pm, “France Is a Feast” with Katie Pratt. 610 First St, Shop 4, Napa. 707.726.6575.

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Introduction to soil reveals the web of life in the dirt. Nov 18, 10:30am. Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park. 707.584.9121.

Fall to Winter Transistions Learn to do watercolor nature journaling in a hands-on workshop. Pre-registration required. Nov 19, 9:30am. $95 plus materials. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Knife Skills Workshop Sharpen your skills in this interactive event. Nov 18, 1pm. $35. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

What’s in a Name Get the stories behind locations in the North Bay. Pre-registration required. Nov 18, 3pm. $12. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277.

Nov 18, 2pm, “Mossby’s Magic Carpet Handbook” with Ilona Bray. 999 Grant Ave, Novato 415.763.3052.

Occidental Center for the Arts

Nov 19, 3pm, “The Ballet Lover” with Barbara L Baer. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental 707.874.9392.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books

Nov 18, 2pm, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12: The Getaway” with Jeff Kinney, includes carnival games and fun. $15 per child and parent. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Point Reyes Presbyterian Church

Nov 19, 1pm, “The Evolving Elder” with David “Lucky” Goff. 11445 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station 415.663.1349.

Rebound Bookstore

Nov 18, 4pm, Spillway Magazine with Susan Terris and various writers, a going away party for Terris. Free. 1611 Fourth St, San Rafael 415.482.0550.

Sebastopol Copperfield’s Books

Nov 15, 7pm, “Radio Free Vermont” with Bill McKibben. 138 N Main St, Sebastopol 707.823.2618.

Theater Annie

The talented Throckmorton Youth Performers bring the iconic characters to life. Through Nov 19. $15-$35. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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Bakersfield Mist

Left Edge Theatre presents the mature comedy about an unlucky bartender who’s thrift-store painting may fetch millions in value. Nov 17-Dec 2. $25-$40. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

The Gumshoe Murders

Get a Clue Productions presents a new murder-mystery dinner theater show about a 1940s detective caught in a web of deception. Reservations required. Sat, Nov 18, 7pm. $68. Charlie’s Restaurant, Windsor Golf Club, 1320 19th Hole Dr, Windsor.

The Little Mermaid

Santa Rosa Junior College theatre arts department presents the Disney musical inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story. Nov 17-Dec 3. $12-$22. Maria Carrillo High School, 6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.4307.

Tamalko: A California Story

Playwright Gina Cloud gives us a glimpse into the native people of Marin and southern Sonoma counties, the Tamalko, or Coast Miwok. The story shows the effects of colonization, the gold rush, and more that led to Miwok’s near extinction. Through Nov 19, 3pm. $25. Tomales Town Hall, 27150 Hwy 1, Tomales. 707.484.8863.

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A longtime marijuana grower, friend to medical-marijuana patients and a legend in outlaw circles, he and friends “liberated” 30 pounds of weed from growers who he said had reneged on their agreement with him, kicked him off the property and denied him his rightful share. It took Munson a couple of weeks to get his act together, but he recruited marijuana-cultivation maven Alexander Carpenter along with two beefy guys and half a dozen medical marijuana patients. Then he led a convoy up Old Cazadero Road. “We’re not taking any weapons with us,” Munson explained. “If they start something, we’ll leave.” There was no gunplay at the farm, but words were exchanged while Munson and the crew helped themselves to the weed. Then they beat a hasty retreat, though they assumed that law enforcement would try to stop them.

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ARIES (March 21–April 19) “Many people go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after,” observed Henry David Thoreau. The spirit of Thoreau’s observation is true about every one of us to some extent. From time to time, we all try to satisfy our desires in the wrong location, with the wrong tools and with the wrong people. But I’m happy to announce that his epigram is less true for you now than it has ever been. In the coming months, you will have an unusually good chance to know exactly what you want, be in the right place at the right time to get it and still want it after you get it. And it all starts now. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

I predict that during the next 10 months, you will generate personal power and good fortune as you ripen your skills at creating interesting forms of intimacy. Get started! Here are some tips to keep in mind. 1. All relationships have problems. Every single one, no exceptions! So you should cultivate relationships that bring you useful and educational problems. 2. Be very clear about the qualities you do and don’t want at the core of your most important alliances. 3. Were there past events that still obstruct you from weaving the kind of togetherness that’s really good for you? Use your imagination to put those events behind you forever.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) You may be entertaining an internal dialogue that sounds something like this: “I need a clear yes or a definitive no . . . a tender revelation or a radical revolution . . . a lesson in love or a cleansing sex marathon—but I’m not sure which! Should I descend or ascend? Plunge deeper down, all the way to the bottom? Or zip higher up, in a heedless flight into the wide open spaces? Would I be happier in the poignant embrace of an intense commitment or in the wild frontier where none of the old rules can follow me? I can’t decide! I don’t know which part of my mind I should trust!” If you do hear those thoughts in your brain, Gemini, here’s my advice: There’s no rush to decide. What’s healthiest for your soul is to bask in the uncertainty for a while. CANCER (June 21–July 22) According to storyteller Michael Meade, ancient Celtic culture believed that “a person was born through three forces: the coming together of the mother and father, an ancestral spirit’s wish to be reborn, and the involvement of a god or goddess.” Even if you don’t think that’s literally true, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to have fun fantasizing it is. That’s because you’re in a phase when contemplating your origins can invigorate your spiritual health and attract good fortune into your life. So start with the Celtic theory, and go on from there. Which of your ancestors may have sought to live again through you? Which deity might have had a vested interest in you being born? What did you come to this earth to accomplish? Which of your innate potentials have you yet to fully develop, and what can you do to further develop them? LEO (July 23–August 22) I predict that starting today and during the next 10 months, you will learn more about treating yourself kindly and making yourself happy than you have in years. You will mostly steer clear of the mindset that regards life as a numbing struggle for mere survival. You will regularly dream up creative ideas about how to have more fun while attending to the mundane tasks in your daily rhythm. Here’s the question I hope you will ask yourself every morning for the next 299 days: “How can I love myself with devotion and ingenuity?” VIRGO (August 23–September 22) This may be the most miscellaneous horoscope I’ve ever created for you. That’s apropos, given the fact that you’re a multifaceted quick-change artist these days. Here’s your sweet mess of oracles. 1. If the triumph you seek isn’t humbling, it’s not the right triumph. 2. You may have an odd impulse to reclaim or recoup something that you have not in fact lost. 3. Before transmutation is possible, you must pay a debt. 4. Don’t be held captive by your beliefs. 5. If you’re given a choice between profane and sacred love, choose sacred. LIBRA (September 23–October 22) The next 10 months will be an ideal time to revise and revamp your


approach to education. To take maximum advantage of the potentials, create a master plan to get the training and knowledge you’ll need to thrive for years to come. At first, it may be a challenge to acknowledge that you have a lot more to learn. The comfort-loving part of your nature may be resistant to contemplating the hard work it will require to expand your worldview and enhance your skills. But once you get started, you’ll quickly find the process becoming easier and more pleasurable.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21) “Everything that can be invented has been invented.”—Charles H. Duell, Director of the U.S. Patent Office, 1899. “Heavierthan-air flying machines are impossible.”—Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895. “All the music that can be written has already been written. We’re just repeating the past.”—19th-century composer Tchaikovsky. “Video won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a box every night.”— filmmaker Darryl F. Zanuck, commenting on television in 1946. I hope I’ve provided enough evidence to convince you to be faithful to your innovative ideas, Scorpio. Don’t let skeptics or conventional thinkers waylay you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21)

Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Sagittarians are most likely to buy a lottery ticket that has the winning numbers. But you’re also more likely than everyone else to throw the ticket in a drawer and forget about it, or else leave it in your jeans when you do the laundry, rendering the ticket unreadable. Please don’t be like that in the coming weeks. Make sure you do what’s necessary to fully cash in on the good fortune that life will be making available.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) In the game of basketball, if a player is fouled by a member of the opposing team, he is given a “free throw.” While standing 15 feet away, he takes a leisurely shot at the basket without having to deal with any defenders. Studies show that a player is most likely to succeed at this task if he shoots the ball underhanded. Yet virtually no professionals ever do this. Why? Because it doesn’t look cool. Everyone opts to shoot free throws overhand, even though it’s not as effective a technique. Weird! Let’s invoke this as a metaphor for your life in the coming weeks, Capricorn. In my astrological opinion, you’ll be more likely to accomplish good and useful things if you’re willing to look uncool. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) In 1991, Aquarius rock star Axl Rose recorded the song “November Rain” with his band Guns N’ Roses. It had taken him eight years to compose it. Before it was finally ready for prime time, he had to whittle it down from an 18-minute-long epic to a more succinct nineminute ballad. I see the coming weeks as a time when you should strive to complete work on your personal equivalent of Axl’s opus. PISCES (February 19–March 20) Thomas Edison

was a prolific inventor whose work led to the creation of electric lights, recorded music, movies and much more. When he was 49 years old, he met Henry Ford, a younger innovator who was at the beginning of his illustrious career. Ford told Edison about his hopes to develop and manufacture low-cost automobiles, and the older man responded with an emphatic endorsement. Ford later said this was the first time anyone had given him any encouragement. Edison’s approval “was worth worlds” to him. I predict, Pisces, that you will receive comparable inspiration from a mentor or guide or teacher in the next nine months. Be on the lookout for that person.

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November 15-21, 2017