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Graton Work Excellent, shocking and depressing article by Peter Byrne on Darius Anderson, Douglas Boxer and the Graton Rancheria casino (“Graton Expectations,” Oct. 10). Good work reporting this! It will be interesting to see how the other media outlets handle it.



I hope readers are paying attention to all of this—this con man starts Rebuild NorthBay, and then turns around and lobbies for PG&E (“Power Politics, April 24), helping grease the way for PG&E to pass its liabilities on to the ratepayers (many of whom are victims of PG&E’s negligence). Meanwhile, the city council votes to extend post-fire emergency status so Rebuild can continue giving no-bid contracts to its buddies to do work which should be at least partially opened up to local unions and contractors.


All of this just sickens me. We stand by and watch as they make shady deals and get rich off tragedies that happen to real hard-working citizens. We read more every day about their planning of our future, and all this stuff is conveniently arranged by the time we hear about it. I’m saddened at the complacency and heads in the sand; however, I am really impressed at so many articles in the Bohemian exposing these criminals.



By Tom Tomorrow

Thanks to Peter Byrne for his excellent investigative story. It featured some of my favorite good guys and bad guys—the Graton tribe and the Bosco boys, respectively. In these times, it is rare to see the good guys win and the bad guys lose. I enjoyed every word.


From a 2012 Press Democrat story on the sale of the PD to Darius Anderson’s group, quoting Darius Anderson: “‘All the partners agree that the journalistic independence of the publications is paramount,’” [Press Democrat CEO Steve] Falk said, vowing to act as a ‘firewall’ against undue influence. “‘I will protect that at all costs,’ Falk said. “Anderson, who has seen his share of negative press coverage, stressed that he welcomed hard-hitting investigative and watchdog journalism, even if it raised questions about his businesses and interests. “‘None of us are going to get in your way because if we do, it dilutes the value of our investment,’ Anderson said.”



Buster Fluster “Support your local supporters!” I first saw this bumper sticker about six months ago, and a better call to arms I can’t think of. But what happens when your local official stops supporting your local supporters? I read your “Buster’s Busted” article in the Oct. 3 issue of the Bohemian and had to write this letter. I want to know who made Buster’s shut down? Which city official? I eat at Buster’s all the time. I live in St. Helena and pass by Buster’s once a week at least. Are you the reason I couldn’t get my tri-tip extra spicy sandwich because some little part of Buster’s limited eating space wasn’t up to code?

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Dumpster Drivers

When a local homeless crisis becomes an international human-rights violation BY TOM GOGOLA


arly one Sunday morning in downtown Santa Rosa, a man emerged from a dumpster, got on his bicycle and pedaled off. It was a strange and distressing sight to behold—a fellow human being crawling out from a garbage-filled container.

The scene was emblematic and demonstrated how the county and city homeless crisis has risen to the level of an international humanrights crisis. The Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights announced just that in late September after a Homeless Action report determined that there was “systemic and pervasive violations of at least seven articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” This year, city and county law enforcement agencies have embarked on numerous raids of homeless encampments around the region— repeatedly displacing the already displaced without any real plan for what happens next, besides more rounds of civic hand-wringing. Commission on Human Rights chair Kevin Jones says enough is enough, as he scolded Sonoma County and Santa Rosa following the Homeless Action report’s release and wrote that “we are not meeting our responsibility to provide sufficient resources to ensure that each person’s right to housing is met,” and added that “we have been witness to actions that we believe make individual situations worse among the shelterless, increasing risks to safety and health, and reducing any sense of dignity and support of people for whom viable options for housing do not exist.” It’s not like city officials are unaware of the ongoing crisis. The candidates for Santa Rosa’s newly drawn 2nd and 4th City Council districts participated in a forum at City Hall on Oct. 12, and everyone agreed: Shuffling around the city’s large and visible homeless population from one place to another is not working. Lee Pierce, who is running against incumbent John Sawyer in the 2nd, highlighted the public-image problems associated with the encampment crackdown, and pledged to “resolve homelessness in a humane way, so it doesn’t hit the papers as inhumane.” Sawyer concurred that “just moving people around is not the solution.” He also said that when it comes to housing the chronically homeless, “we’ve done a better job than other cities.” The sentiments were sincere and that may be true, but tell it to the human being who just emerged from a dumpster in downtown Santa Rosa.

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PORTRAITURE Author Miriam Pawel paints a profile of a two-man family dynasty.

Brown Out

As Jerry Brown prepares to exit the political stage, new book details a family dynasty poised to end BY WALLACE BAINE


n its face, California’s Brown family political dynasty is the story of two men, but metaphorically it’s really the story of three.

In the dialectical tale of the Browns, the thesis is Pat Brown, the buoyant old-school liberal who served as California’s governor in a time of expansion and optimism. Antithesis would

be Brown’s brainy, aloof and austere son Jerry, who moved in to the governor’s office at the insufferable age of 36 with rock star Linda Ronstadt by his side, in a time of cynicism and retrenchment. Then, in 2010, came synthesis, with the unlikely election of an older but wiser Jerry Brown, still the intellectually restless ex-Jesuit seminarian who, at the same time, had internalized much of the practicality and human touch that

shaped his father’s career. In a couple of months, Jerry Brown, at 80, will step aside as California’s governor for the second time. As a narrative of political redemption, the Browns’ story is satisfying because it’s surprising. Back in 1983, when Jerry Brown’s first stint as governor ended—brought low by Prop 13, the Mediterranean fruit fly and his presidential ambitions—he was soundly defeated in a race for the U.S.

Senate by Pete Wilson. It looked like California’s relationship with the Browns was over. Today, at least to California Democrats, nothing seems more natural than Jerry Brown in Sacramento. Now, though, it’s almost a certainty that the Brown era is coming to an end in California. Jerry is both the only son in the family and childless, so at least the family name has reached the end of the line. It’s an ideal time for the story to be told in wideangle grandeur. Journalist Miriam Pawel has risen to the occasion with her new book The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation (Bloomsbury). The story of the Brown family parallels the U.S. history of California. The family’s patriarch, German immigrant August Schuckman, arrived in California just a couple of years after statehood in the midst of the Gold Rush. “I wanted to write a book that was a history of California as much as it was a biography, something that I thought would explain some of the unique and significant things about California,” Pawel says. “The family was a good vehicle to do that. I like to write history through people, and so this seemed to be a conjunction between an interesting and unusual family and an interesting and unusual state, and the impact and interplay that each one had on the other.” Pawel, a Los Angeles Times reporter, fills in the colors of the Brown family with plenty of compelling secondary characters, chief among them Pat Brown’s freethinking mother and selfdescribed “mountain woman,” Ida Schuckman Brown, who died at 96 the same year her grandson Jerry was first elected governor. But this is mostly the story of a father-and-son pair who provide an archetypal generational contrast, familiar to many who came of age in post-war America. Pat and Jerry Brown were largely simpatico in political values. But in political styles, they could not have been more different. Pat Brown was an engaging, exuberant, extroverted Hubert Humphrey–style liberal whose love of California was visceral and

many of them told her that “Pat never quite got Jerry. He was off dating Linda Ronstadt and sleeping on a bed on the floor and canceling the inaugural and all that. A lot of people thought it was for show. At the time, it happened to be good politics, but it also was a reflection of who he was. But I think his father was hurt by not being relied on, or let in more as an adviser.” The last third of her book retraces Jerry Brown’s time in the political wilderness—the doomed 1992 presidential campaign, the role as head of the state Democratic Party, the gig as a talk-radio host. Pat Brown died in 1996; the next year, Jerry said he was running for mayor of Oakland. In ’99, he took office in the city and experienced a political reawakening. Ironically, he found himself fighting laws that he had created as governor. He vowed to bring 10,000 people to downtown Oakland. He got involved in potholes and karaoke permits. He was a common sight on the streets with his dog, Dharma. The move from philosopher king of Sacramento to pragmatic mayor of Oakland invigorated him. The other X-factor that transformed Brown was Anne Gust, the retail executive who became his wife in 2005. Oakland and Anne rounded off Brown’s rougher edges, according to Pawel, and made him more of a practical and effective politician. Jerry got a second bite at the governor’s apple in 2010. He came into office ready to wrestle with the state’s chaotic finances and take on its dysfunctional penal system. He proved to be more moderate than many of his liberal supporters had hoped, but turned around a huge state deficit—thanks in large part to Democratic supermajorities and revenue-friendly ballot measures. Pat Brown didn’t survive to see his son’s second ascent—the older Brown would have found the second Jerry Brown administration much more comprehensible than the first. But time has run out for Jerry Brown and the family dynasty. He has mastered the art of politics, just when it’s time to leave the stage.


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Dining HIGHER GROUND ‘Food transcends any demographic,’ says Red H Farm’s Caitlin Hachmyer.

The Yield

Woman-identified farming conference cooks up a world of good BY STEPHANIE HILLER


n Sebastopol last weekend, a large gathering of women farmers from around the Bay Area gathered to talk food and farming under the heading “Foundations and the Future.”

During a daylong event featuring ritual, stories, art—and a fabulous lunch of farm-fresh foods—the point was made: if

there’s any hope for humanity, it lies in the embrace of healthful food. For the past 20 or so years, young people in Sonoma and Marin have been drawn to farming, despite the financial risks and formidable hurdles— especially the access to land. Many of the new farmers in the region are women, and some of them showed up for the event. “Farming is something we can

do to contribute,” said Megan Mendenhall, marketing director of the #NoRegrets Initiative in Pacines, near Santa Cruz. “And it’s a way to shape the future.” The conference, held at the Permaculture Skills Center, is the brainchild of Sebastopol native Caitlin Hachmyer, 34, who has run her Red H Farm for almost a decade. (See our profile on Hachmyer in the Sept. 6, 2017, “Spotlight on Sebastopol” issue.)

“Women worldwide grow over half the food, yet in lots of academic and professional settings the spokesmen are the men,” Hachmyer says. “In this political moment, it’s really clear that people whose voices have been silenced are not going to remain silent. Food transcends any demographic.” And the food served at the conference was exceptional, if not transcendent. Seven local farms provided the ingredients for a build-your-own taco lunch catered by A Good Life and served outdoors. Attendees enjoyed warm corn tortillas, brown rice pilaf, black beans, seasoned chicken, two salads and a variety of cheeses; the fixings were purchased from Bi-Rite Farm in Sonoma, Beet Generation in Sebastopol, Tierra Vegetables in Santa Rosa, and elsewhere. Lunch was served, a conch was blown, and a panel of women farmers each told a story of how the magic of making things grow had become part of their lives. Judith Ysrael changed to a plantbased diet with her husband and nine children, she reported, but they were daunted by the prices at their local health food store. They started to grow food in their backyard in Southwood Park in Sacramento. Now they run an organization, Project GOOD, that teaches youth to “cultivate the land, themselves and their community.” Panelist and Bay Area native Kelly Carlisle came out of the corporate world and reported to the 140 attendees (which included a smattering of men) how thrilled she was when a lemon tree she bought at a nursery produced two lemons. It was a Harry Potter moment, she said, which led her to grow pounds of vegetables in her backyard. But at first she was afraid to eat the vegetables she’d grown, Carlisle said to laughs—because they didn’t have a label. Now she’s a Master Gardener and runs an urban-farm project for youth in Alameda.

The New Black Getting back to redblend roots with Cline Cashmere BY JAMES KNIGHT


he way craft beer goes, as soon as there was Double IPA it was inevitable there’d be Triple IPA, followed by Black IPA, Imperial Peanut Butter Bourbon Barrel IPA—and off to the races.

With wine, the options are generally more limited. For example, how to one-up the red blend? Easy: The dark red blend. The knobs don’t exactly go to eleven, you see, though I’m watching the wine aisle for the arrival of the “even darker red blend.” Meanwhile, Cline Cellars has dialed back on the categorychasing reboot of their Cashmere label, rebooting once again in midvintage. And the novelty is only label-deep. Cline 2016 Cashmere Red ($14.99) This label began as a

Cline 2016 Cashmere Black ($14.99) This debuted as Cashmere

Black Magic, subtitled “alluring dark red blend” in case you didn’t get the nudge that if you like Apothic Dark or Bogle Phantom, this is for you. This Black is a classic California blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Mourvedre and Carignane, and like the red, is also sourced mostly from Cline’s old vines in Contra Costa County. Both labels now bear a metallic disk to represent Cline’s heritage as “original” red-blend makers, and to get back to a more serious, less trendy look, I’m told. I didn’t get it—but I do get the wine, which finds Zinfandel sweetening up the tannic Petite Sirah, and is more likable than the 2015 version with its flavors of blackberry pie filling, vanilla and chocolate. Dark chocolate.


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2018 Boho Awards Kathryn Hecht & the Alexander Valley Film Society By Charlie Swanson

CELLULOID HEROES Kathryn Hecht lets the movies pick the theme for the Alexander Valley Film Festival.

“I’m so pleased with the way this year is coming together,” says Kathryn Hecht, founder and executive director of the Alexander Valley Film Society. “This is a moment where we really get to shine and celebrate our community.” Since moving to Cloverdale from New York in 2013 and launching the AV Film Society, Hecht has tirelessly worked to offer year-round educational and community film programming, which now reaches more than 4,000 people annually. She also founded and serves as the executive producer of the Alexander Valley Film Festival, which returns for its fourth year Oct. 18–21 with screenings and special events throughout northern Sonoma County. (For details and tickets, visit With a focus on showcasing film’s power to inspire and expand our collective humanity, the AV Film Festival has taken on the timely and resonating theme of “Heroes” this year. “The theme is not something we apply to the structure of the event and then match our films to that; it’s something that emerges, and it’s always organic,” Hecht says. “So in this confluence of things, from where we were last year to the journey of this year, both as an organization and for our community, the [theme] that arose over and over in the films and documentaries was about people facing adversity and challenge—and their triumph.” One such film featured at this year’s festival is the award-winning documentary On Her Shoulders, which tells the story of 23-year-old

Those films can be seen at the festival’s student film competition screening, and Hecht says the project is now being considered for classrooms across the county by SCOE and teachers who want to introduce media skills into their curriculum. In addition to the student competition, the AV film society’s annual summer filmmaking workshops once again gave students the tools to write, shoot and edit short films in teams, and the society also offers several internships for local students, giving kids a chance to put a professional experience on their résumés. Hecht and the AV film society are also in the process of expanding its Spanish-language programming, “Continuing this tenet of programming by the community and for the community,” says Hecht, “keeps the work reflective of where we live.”

Amy Appleton By David Templeton In the late afternoon of Oct. 9, 2017, Amy Appleton got a call from Una Glass, at that time the mayor of Sebastopol. “She told me that several people in Sebastopol wanted to open their homes to victims of the fires, and to those who’d been evacuated and had no place to stay,” recalls Appleton. She was pinpointed by Glass because of her work as founder and executive director of SHARE Sonoma County, a program designed to facilitate home-shares for folks over 60, to allow aging adults to unite resources by sharing a home with an extra room. The program, originally formed in 2014 under the umbrella of the Petaluma People Services Center, has helped hundreds of low-income seniors remain independent by helping them share housing, thus attaining a degree of security by reducing their financial burden, while gaining companionship, daily assistance, and other mutual benefits. Since forming the program,


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Appleton has watched it expand to 13 cities in Sonoma County, and she’s used its success to create an even more ambitious, statewide version of the program, SHARE California. Until the fires that struck Santa Rosa last October, however, the program hewed close to its original intention of serving the elderly throughout Sonoma County. But when Glass called and suggested that Appleton use her expertise at matching homeowners and renters with those in need of housing, she immediately called on Elece Hempel at the People Services Center to recruit a team of volunteers to help find temporary homes for the displaced. “I got the call in the afternoon, and by 6pm that evening, we’d created SHARE Fire,” says Appleton. She makes it sound as if inventing a whole new publicassistance program overnight was just another day at work. Word traveled quickly, and within a few days, computers had been donated to assist in creating a database of those in need and those with rooms to share. “Over the next several weeks, at any given time we had 40 volunteers working in the offices at PPSC,” she says. Estimating that she worked 14-hour days from Oct. 9 to late December, Appleton says she received hundreds of offers of rooms within the first 48 hours or so, and ended up

facilitating 108 shares, seven of which are still intact. “We had a myriad of different household configurations,” she says, “from single people who’d lost their homes or been evacuated, to whole extended families with menageries of animals. People were very generous, and though most of the people we helped did end up going back to their homes, a few days or a few weeks later, many of them had lost everything. So, yes, some of them ended up finding a permanent housing situation with people we’d matched them with.” One year later, Appleton says she’s still helping survivors of the fire find homes. “A lot of people have been living in their RVs all this time, or in FEMA trailers at the fairgrounds,” she says. “It may have been a year, but there’s still a lot of work to be done, because there are still people in need.”

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Nadia Murad, a sexual-slavery survivor and activist who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in bringing atrocities, like her experience, to light in front of world leaders and the United Nations. “What makes the film so exquisite is that it’s not about her being a victim,” Hecht says. “It’s about the power of her voice and the resilience of her person.” Directed by Alexandria Bombach, On Her Shoulders is one of many women-directed films that populate this year’s festival. “We have this incredible national conversation happening, finally, about women,” Hecht says. “And we’re not going to hear from women unless we give them more opportunities to tell their stories.” Other inspiring films screening at this year’s AV Film Festival include opening-night film Free Solo, which follows mountaineer Alex Honnold’s attempt at scaling Yosemite’s El Capitan by hand, and closing-night feature Warrior Women, about Lakota activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her lifetime of work for Native American and women’s rights. In general, access to stories and storytelling is the key to the festival’s mission. “That’s an important theme for us,” Hecht says, “to bring stories here that people wouldn’t get to see otherwise, to have something kids and adults can go to and see themselves on the big screen and feel a little bit less alone.” Aside from the annual festival, the AV Film Society celebrates the community all year by leading student filmmaking sessions, hosting drive-in screenings and other outdoor community gatherings and featuring socially conscious and culturally enriching programs throughout the region. The society’s annual student filmmaking competition this year partnered with Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) to help the students reflect on the traumatic experiences of last fall’s wildfires and to move forward with three-minute micro-documentaries that focused on mental health.



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2018 Boho Awards ( 13 plate, which reads, “Bee Co,” and then follow him to the 40 different apiaries that he manages. What’s more, Keller is on the front lines in the environmental battle to save honeybee colonies from collapse, a problem all over Napa, which is friendly to tourists and inhospitable to honeybees. “A vineyard is a desert for a honeybee,” Keller says. “You will not find bees on grapes.” When he talks to vineyard managers he tells them, “Give us some land back. Every inch doesn’t have to be in production.” In fact, honeybees can be potent pollinators and a farmer’s best friend. Born in Pennsylvania in 1964, Keller graduated from Novato High School and studied art at UC Davis, though he says he always felt a connection to nature and to bees. At college, he created a sculpture and installed it in a beehive. That proved to be the start of his long love affair with the genus Apis. A veteran apiarist once told Keller, “Never trust a beekeeper who is afraid of a bee sting.” Over the years, he has managed bees for Napa restaurants such as the French Laundry in Yountville and Farmstead in St. Helena. He also has a small farm of his own and an apiary, too. “Beekeeping is labor intensive,” Keller says. “It’s also a complex art.” When he’s not taking care of Napa’s apiaries, he educates wanna-be beekeepers, old and young. “Some people are very hands-on,” he says. “I tell them that bees ought to thrive on their own and that no one owns them. They’re their own masters.” Much the same might be said of Rob Keller.

Joey Ereñeta By Jonah Raskin Nothing stops cannabis cultivator Joey Ereñeta. An arrest in Texas for possession of a small amount of pot didn’t stop him. (He was driving a VW with California plates.) Nor did a raid in Mendocino when law enforcement

agents pushed his face into the ground and confiscated his crop, though they didn’t take him to jail. Last year’s fires destroyed most of his crop, but that didn’t stop him from germinating seeds and cultivating this year. Then came the October 2018 rains. Still, there he was, in Glen Ellen on an overcast morning, keeping an eye on the crop and on the men and women who were working at Terra Luna Farm, which he calls “my baby.” The workers were getting $18 an hour plus benefits. Jorgio from Santa Rosa said he’d rather work in a cannabis field than in a vineyard. “Any day, hands down,” he added. Ereñeta would rather grow pot than do almost anything else, though he didn’t set out to be a cannabis farmer when he entered UC Berkeley, studied tropical economic systems and became a social-justice activist. For the past 24 years, he has cultivated weed indoors, outdoors and in greenhouses. These days, he grows biodynamically and sells nearly everything to SPARC, which owns and operates dispensaries in San Francisco, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. “There’s pressure now to get everything out of the ground and check for mold,” he said. “Vineyard people have similar problems.” Ereñeta knows nearly all there is to know about cannabis botany. For 10 years, he was the lead horticultural instructor at Oaksterdam University where he shared his skills and his expertise with hundreds of suburbanites, urbanites and back-to-the-landers who wanted to grow their own, or go into the pot business. “I’ve been impressed with the team of gardeners we’ve put together at Terra Luna this year,” Ereñeta says. “But I’m also a perfectionist. I can see the ways we can improve next year.” No doubt about it, Joey Ereñeta will be growing and harvesting cannabis in 2019, come hell or high water.


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From the wilds of Missoula, Montana, Dodgy Mountain Men love to get down with their selfdescribed Stompgrass rhythms, mixing blues and bluegrass with both electric and acoustic jams. Whether it’s on massive festival stages or in the back of a dive bar, the Dodgy Mountain Men get the crowds going with a moonshiner’s rowdiness and dynamic Americana soul. The band makes its way to the North Bay and plays on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Lagunitas Tap Room, (1280 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 4:20pm. 707.778.8776) and on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Elephant in the Room (177 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 9pm.


Taking Stock Presented by philanthropic group Feast It Forward and foodie haven Oxbow Public Market, the inaugural FEASTstock Festival aims to raise funds for Napa Valley Food Bank with a daylong party featuring gourmet food, local wines and craft brews, live music by North Bay bands like Dgiin, the Blind Barbers and Johnny Smith and family-friendly activities. Oxbow Market vendors and chef Rick Moonen are providing the food, and a special VIP ticket will secure you a spot at the table on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Oxbow Market, 610 First St., Napa. 11am to 8:30pm. Free general admission. 707.226.6529.

It’s a small instrument, but it’s made a big impact in music. The ukulele is once again showcased in all its glory at the third annual North Bay Ukulele Festival this weekend. Performers include contemporary Hawaiian music star Faith Thompson Ako, progressive psychedelic musician Sir B. Mantis, Sonoma County folk trio the Musers and several others. Expert instructors also hold workshops, vendors exhibit their ukes and the ukulele community comes together on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 2pm to 10pm. Free admission.


Birthday Blues Born in Chicago, but calling the Bay Area home for over 50 years, blues guitarist Nick Gravenites has risen to legendary status in the world of music, playing with Janis Joplin, Elvin Bishop, Howling Wolf and others; and he’s still taking the stage at 80 years old. See the musician and toast his 80th birthday with a lineup of friends, including Wavy Gravy, Pete Sears and several other local luminaries, with food trucks and beer and wine on hand on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 2pm. $40. nickgravenites.

—Charlie Swanson POP STAR Swedish-born singer-songwriter Lykke Li performs on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma. See Clubs & Venues, p21.

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HE HAS A PONY Standup legend Steven Wright continues to craft sublime and subdued humor 30 years into his career.

Low-Key Laughs Poker-faced funnyman Steven Wright brings his strange world to Napa BY CHARLIE SWANSON


teven Wright possesses one of the most recognizable voices in stand-up comedy. For more than three decades, his monotone, deadpan comic delivery, verging on somnambulism, stands in sharp contrast to his razorsharp one-liners and keen philosophical point of view. Wright performs at the Uptown

Theatre in Napa on Oct. 20. Gifted with a deep bass voice and naturally laid-back demeanor, Wright’s signature subdued persona and non-sequitur style made him a legend in the standup scene. On groundbreaking comedy albums like I Have a Pony, his jokes are often little more than a single sentence long, like “I spilled spot remover on my dog, and now he’s gone” and “I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.” Growing up in the Boston suburbs, Wright first became

enamored with comedy on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, in the early 1970s. “That’s how I got it in my head that I’d like to try to be a stand-up comedian,” he says. His main influences at the time were George Carlin and Woody Allen, specifically Allen’s early standup comedy albums of the mid- to late-1960s. “There was a radio show in Boston, and there was a guy who played two comedy albums every Sunday night, and I listened to it

for years,” says Wright. “The guy had an unbelievable collection of albums.” The young comic instantly turned heads at the open mics he began performing at in the late 1970s, and before long a producer from The Tonight Show spotted Wright doing a set in Cambridge, and booked him on the show in 1982. “I was 16 when I started watching The Tonight Show, and my fantasy was to maybe go on there. And there I am, I’m 26 and I’m on there,” Wright says. “That’s still the highlight of my career. It was very surreal.” Wright’s debut appearance on The Tonight Show so impressed Carson that less than a week later he was invited to appear on the show again, a rare occurrence for any guest. In 1989, Wright’s career took another turn when he won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings. “That was surreal in a different way, I didn’t even think of winning an Academy Award, that wasn’t something in my mind,” he says. “We made the short film for HBO and then they played it in the theaters first. That was really out of the blue.” While Wright has continued acting in films and voicing on animated projects, the stage is where his heart remains. “It’s fun to think of the joke, you’re kidding around, you’re just playing,” he says. “And then being in front of the audience, everything is magnified, it’s so intense. It’s a magical place, like nothing else. The combination of writing and performing—I do it because I love doing it.” Steven Wright appears on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $40–$60. Ages 12 and up. 707.259.0123.






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LeFever stars as Wednesday Addams in Spreckels’ musical take on ‘The Addams Family.’

Tricks & Treats

Two Halloweenready plays run in the North Bay. BY HARRY DUKE


he Spreckels Theater Company’s production of The Addams Family, running through Oct. 28, notes that the musical is “based on characters created by Charles Addams.” It is not a recreation of the beloved 1960s sitcom or the 1990s films.

The Broadway musical by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa banks on the goodwill and fond memories of folks familiar with those versions but, under constraints imposed by the Addams Foundation, goes in a very different direction. Uncle Fester (Erik Weiss) narrates the show and lets the audience know it’s gonna be a love story. A teenage Wednesday Addams (Emma LeFever) is worried about bringing

her “normal” boyfriend/fiancé Lucas (Cooper Bennett) and his straightlaced, Midwestern parents (Larry Williams, Morgan Harrington) home to meet her unconventional family. Wednesday lets her father Gomez (Peter Downey) in on her marriage plans but gets him to agree not to reveal her intentions to her mother, Morticia (Serena Elize Flores), until an announcement is made at dinner. Things don’t go as planned. It’s a stock plot dressed up with the Addams characters, though they bear little resemblance to previous incarnations. Downey comes closest with a very nice paternal take on Gomez, while Flores’ voluptuous Morticia lacks the character’s dark, funereal tone. The score is bouncy yet unmemorable, but there are a lot of good voices delivering it. Prepare to be knocked out when Pugsley (Mario Herrera) sings about the potential loss of a playmate sister with “What If.” Ignore the trick the show’s creators play with The Addams Family characters and you’ll enjoy a family-friendly Halloween treat. Rating (out of 5): In order for a show like Count Dracula—running in Monte Rio through Oct. 27—to work, it has to either be played straight or as camp. Playwright Ted Tiller’s 1971 version of Bram Stoker’s chiller under Nadja Masura’s direction tries to do both, and the mix just doesn’t work. Tiller also seems to have worked under the assumption that no one had ever heard vampire lore before and inserted reams of lengthy, dull exposition that makes the show run an hour longer than it should. A good set, some nice effects and a game cast can’t mask the undead weight of a leaden script. ‘The Addams Family’ runs through Oct. 28 at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Friday–Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm, Thursday, Oct. 25, 7pm. $18–$36. 707.588.3400. ‘Count Dracula’ runs through Oct. 27 at the Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy. 116, Monte Rio. Friday–Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. $15–$50. 707.524.8739.




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BEHOLD THE MAN Our favorite weirdo goes on a rampage in art-house actioner.



Seeing Red

Nicolas Cage gets bloody satisfaction in ‘Mandy’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


n Mandy, we face the question of how much you can gussy-up the kind of movie that most people have been watching since they were 10 years old.

In 1983, the wary lumberjack Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) returns to the safety of the cabin he shares with his zonked, facially scarred wife Mandy (Andrea Riseborough, who, as in Battle of the Sexes, looks more like a hippie than most of the actual hippies of the hippie years). Along comes a Mansonoid cult run by Brother Jeremiah (Linus Roache) who, like Charlie Manson, severely overestimates his skills as a musician and has to kill people to make them pay attention to his LP. Jeremiah sees Mandy, wants her and captures her with the aid of a quartet of demonoids called the Black Skulls that he summons with a diabolical ocarina. When Mandy refuses Jeremiah’s seduction, he kills her in front of Red, after which—to paraphrase the Bride in Kill Bill—Red goes on what the movie advertisements refer to as a “roaring rampage of revenge”; he roars, he rampages, and he gets bloody satisfaction. Mandy tries, and sometimes succeeds, in becoming the kind of movie you should only see after midnight. At times it’s a great shuddery acid trip, or the cinematic equivalent of prog rock—indeed, King Crimson’s “Starless” is featured in Jóhann Jóhannsson’s soundtrack. But a slow pace is fatal to grindhouse. As the atmosphere is more important than the setup and payoff, this is an artsy recreation of a death trap instead of a successor to the grindhouse skullbusters of yesterday. Cage is triumphantly virile. Strung up with barbed wire by these bad apples, suffering his way into transcendence, one can glimpse how fantastic he would have been as Jesus. Cage can do the ecce homo face like nobody else. Mandy is crazy, but studiously crazy. Like prog rock when it doesn’t work, it’s like the efforts of classical musicians tackling Delta blues with theremins and Mellotrons. ‘Mandy’ plays through Thursday, Oct. 18, at Rialto Cinemas (6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol; 707.525.4840) and is available on demand at

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Shock City is back with mindmelting lineup BY CHARLIE SWANSON


n the five years since Ian O’Connor began booking local punk shows in and around Santa Rosa, first under the moniker of Pizza Punx and for the last two years under the name Shock City, USA, he’s brought a world of underground rock and roll to the region for the young generation of North Bay music fans. It’s been an up-and-down year for Shock City, USA. In April, O’Connor announced that the group and its schedule of live events was likely coming to end after this year. “Our streak has just about run its course,” he wrote on social media, “and soon it will be

time to move forward with other life pursuits.” While the last few months have been quiet on the punk front, Shock City is back this week with a new and diverse show featuring nationally touring Memphis punk band Ex-Cult, French post-punk outfit Badaboum and North Bay noise rock act OVVN all performing mind-melting music on Oct. 23 at Atlas Coffee Company in Santa Rosa’s South of A arts district. Formed at the legendary Memphis dive bar the Lamplighter, Ex-Cult is a powerpacked five-piece who incorporate influences that range from classic ’80s hardcore and post-punk to ’60s garage and psych-rock. The Southern-fried fiends have a fondness for the North Bay and return for their third show in Santa Rosa with Shock City. Fronted by the reverb-drenched vocals of Chris Shaw, who also works with the likes of Ty Segall in the band GØGGS, and featuring blistering guitars and breakneck beats, ExCult never fail to impress. Experimental all-star girl group Badaboum make their Santa Rosa debut at the upcoming gig, and if their 2018 self-titled debut LP is any indication, local audiences haven’t heard anything like this. From the opening organ swells and plucked bass lines to the eerie theremin and strained vocals, this group sounds like someone let the Phantom of the Opera out of his lair and made him watch several Italian horror films. Truly unapologetic in its angst and explosive in its ethos, the music of Badaboum walks the razor’s edge between joy and chaos. Filling out the bill for this show is hometown favorite OVVN, who, writes O’Connor, “are back at it with more musical offerings that probably sound like an old [Steve] Albini project that never happened.” Ex-Cult and others rock out on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Atlas Coffee Company, 300 South A St., Santa Rosa. 7pm. $10. All ages. 707.583.7663.


SONOMA COUNTY Nick Gravenites 80th Birthday Celebration

Blues legend is joined by allstar band of friends including Annie Sampson, Harvey Mandel, Pete Sears, Volker Strifler, Wavy Gravy and others. Oct 21, 2pm. $40. Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

North Bay Ukulele Fest Third annual ukulele party features live performances, workshops, exhibitors, raffle and food and drinks. Oct 20, 2pm. Free admission. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

MARIN COUNTY Fairfax Irish Festival

Annual music fest features nearly 30 artists and bands jamming at venues throughout Fairfax. Oct 19-21. 19 Broadway Nightclub, 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax.

Marin Music Festival

Performances by David M’Ore, Elvis Johnson, the Grand Nationals and Marshall Law Band mix with food, craft beer and wine, kids activities and more. Oct 20, 11am. Free. Marin Rod & Gun Club, 2675 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael.

NAPA COUNTY Rachel Eckroth

Acclaimed experimental jazz keyboardist plays an album release show for her new solo record, “When It Falls.” Oct 18, 7 and 9pm. $15-$35. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

Kim Nalley

An all-star band backs the jazz and blues vocalist, who is gaining a reputation as a San Francisco institution. Oct 20, 3pm. $25. Tucker Farm Center, 1201 Tucker Rd, Calistoga. 707.774.1672.

Clubs & Venues SONOMA COUNTY A’Roma Roasters

Oct 19, Jim Adams & John

Potter Duo. Oct 20, the Tonewoods. 95 Fifth St, Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Aqus Cafe

Oct 19, the Rivertown Trio. Oct 20, Tangled Up in Blue Band. Oct 21, 2pm, Alan Early. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060.

Barley & Hops Tavern Oct 19, Tyler Allen. 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. 707.874.9037.

The Big Easy

Oct 18, Allan Thomas. Oct 19, Flytrap. Oct 20, Dan Martin & the Noma Rocksteady. Oct 21, Denise Morris. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.7163.

Bluewater Bistro

Oct 18, David Correa. 21301 Heron Dr, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3513.

BR Cohn Winery

Oct 21, 2pm, Jason Movrich and friends. 15000 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen. 707.938.4064.

Brewsters Beer Garden Oct 18, Festival Speed. Oct 19, Elvis Johnson Soul Revue. Oct 20, 2 and 6pm, Miracle Mule and Timothy O’Neil Band. Oct 21, 3pm, Rivertown Trio. 229 Water St N, Petaluma. 707.981.8330.

Crooked Goat Brewing Oct 20, 3pm, Hannah JernMiller. Oct 21, 3pm, Stav McAllister. 120 Morris St, Ste 120, Sebastopol. 707.827.3893.

Elephant in the Room

Oct 18, Marshall House Project. Oct 19, Dodgy Mountain Men and Highway Poets. Oct 21, 6pm, Lee Vandeerver Band with Chipley Trombley. 177-A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg.

Flamingo Lounge

Oct 19, Project 4. Oct 20, the Poyntlyss Sistars. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Oct 19, Blind Barbers. Oct 20, Blue Radio. 21025 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville. 707.814.0036.

Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Oct 18, Lykke Li. Oct 22, Black Moth Super Rainbow. 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma. 707.938.5277.

HopMonk Sebastopol

Oct 18, Zepparella. Oct 19, Diggin Dirt. Oct 22, DJ Atreau. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

HopMonk Sonoma

Oct 19, Timothy O’Neil. Oct 20, Aki Kumar and Jon Lawton. Oct 21, 1pm, Matt Bolton. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100.

Hotel Healdsburg

Oct 20, Duo Violão plus Ami Molinelli. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800.

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Chris Cain, David K. Matthews Debut! Dewayne Pate, Deszon Claiborne 8:30 Michelle Lambert Rancho Indie Pop Singer/Songwriter, Debut!

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Oct 17, Ott with Kaya Project and Nick Holden. Oct 18, Mad Caddies with the Happys. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

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Oct 19, Jesse Lee Kincaid. Oct 20, Rivertown Trio. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.

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Oct 19, One Armed Joey with Build Them to Break and Legal Disaster. Oct 20, X-Method with Fallen Children and Incredulous. 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.




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Oct 17, Myrtle Lane. Oct 18, Dodgy Mountain Men. Oct 19, Misner & Smith and the David Mayfield Parade. Oct 20, the Grain. Oct 21, Miss Lonely Hearts. Oct 24, Matt Lax and friends. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

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Oct 18, Kevin Russell & Some Dangerous Friends. Oct 19, the Pulsators. Oct 20, THUGZ and the Sorentinos. Oct 21, 5pm, Gold Coast Jazz Band. Oct 23, Pop-up jazz jam with Debra Anderson. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

The Reel Fish Shop & Grill

11⁄11 Eli Young Band, 11⁄12 Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque, 11⁄15 Willie Watson with Willy Tea Taylor, 11⁄16 Y&T Night 1, 11⁄17 Y&T Night 2, 11⁄18 David Nelson Band Harvest Celebration, 11⁄24 T Sisters w/ Ben and Alex Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose), 11⁄28 Los Lonely Boys w/ Bang Data


Sebastopol Community Center Oct 23, the Martin Hayes Quartet. 390 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

Sonoma Speakeasy

Wed, Acrosonics. Oct 18, Atomic Cocktail. Oct 19, Mark Larson Band. Oct 20, Three on a Match. Oct 21, Sonoma blues jam. Oct 23, American Roots Night. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364.

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Oct 19, DJ Chief Bootknocka. 19380 Hwy 12, Sonoma. 707.938.7442.

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Oct 17, Tom Finch Trio. Oct 24, Acoustic Airship. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

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Oct 19, 6pm, Friday Night Jazz with Jeff Denson. Oct 21, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Blithedale Canyon. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

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Oct 17, songwriters in the round with Danny Uzi. Oct 18, Koolwhip. Oct 19, 5pm, Blonde Sided. Oct 23, Eddie Neon Blues Jam. Oct 24, Turbulence with I-Trinity and Selecta Rebel. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

Rancho Nicasio

Oct 19, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band. Oct 20, the Ray Charles Project with Tony Lindsay. Oct 21, 4pm, Michelle Lambert. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219.

Sausalito Seahorse

Oct 18, Toque Tercero flamenco show. Oct 19, Reed Fromer Band. Oct 20, Flaming O’s. Oct 21, Mazacote. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899.

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Oct 19, Frankie Boots. Oct 20, Fog Swamp. Oct 22, the Blues Defenders pro jam. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118. Oct 20, 11am, Smorgy. Oct 21, 11am, Bray. 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.935.4700.

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Oct 19, “Thriller” ‘80s party. Oct 20, Zombie Prom. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535.


Oct 18, Clyde Street. Oct 19, Wall Street. Oct 20, Rebel Rebel. Oct 21, Charity Goodin & Del Soul. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

George’s Nightclub

Oct 19, Cyphy. Oct 20, DJ Levels. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262.

HopMonk Novato

Oct 19, Mustache Harbor. Oct 20, B-Side Players. Oct 21, 5pm, Chuck Prophet. Oct 24,

Oct 21, 5pm, Paul Knight and friends. 11180 State Route 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.

Oct 19, 6:30 and 9:30pm, Citizen Cope solo acoustic show. Oct 21, 12pm, Roger McNamee. Oct 21, 8pm, Terry Reid. Oct 23, Lorin Rowan and Kirk Casey’s Deep Blue Jam. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Oct 19, Factor 11. Oct 20, Chime Travelers. 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883.

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Oct 20, 11am, FMC Jazz Trio. 2000 Main St, St Helena, 866.708.9463.

Blue Note Napa

Oct 17, Alvon Johnson. Oct 19-20, Stanley Jordan Trio. Oct 21, Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson. Oct 23, Roem Baur. Oct 24, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

Buster’s Southern Barbecue

Oct 21, 3pm, Rob Watson and friends with Vernon Black. 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga. 707.942.5605.

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Oct 19, Latin Nights with DJ Jose Miguel. Oct 20, Alex & the XOs. 1141 First St, Napa. 707.224.6664.

Deco Lounge at Capp Heritage Vineyards Oct 20, Mark and Cindy Lamaire. 1245 First St, Napa. 707.254.1922.

JaM Cellars

Oct 18, Jimbo Scott. Oct 19, Travis Hayes. Oct 20, Risky Business. 1460 First St, Napa. 707.265.7577.

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Oct 21, 2pm, Festival Napa Valley fall concert with Katherine Jenkins. 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa. 707.256.7000.

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater

Oct 19, Servants. Oct 20, the M-Tet. 711 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.4044.

Oct 21, 1pm, LolliPOPS! chamber music concert series. Oct 24, A Night with Janis Joplin. 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

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Oct 17, Ancient Baby. Oct 18, Steve Pile Band. Oct 19, Mason Jennings. Oct 20, Tom Petty birthday celebration with Guitarmageddon. Oct 21, Dodgy Mountain Men. Oct 23, the Adderall Cowboys. Oct 24, Old Salt Union. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

Throckmorton Theatre Oct 18, Pollyanna Bush and

Oct 18, Smorgy. Oct 19, Kristen Van Dyke. Oct 20, Amber Snider. 1600 Soscol Ave, Napa. 707.320.9000.


Oct 19, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood with Fred Ross. Oct 20, Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs. Oct 21, 4pm, Mike Greensill. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Gallery Openings Fulton Crossing Oct 19-28, “Resilience: From Wildfires to Wildflowers,” acclaimed artist Lucy Liew’s new works are inspired by nature’s recovery from last October’s wildfires. Reception, Oct 19 at 5pm. 1200 River Rd, Fulton. Sat-Sun, noon to 5pm 707.536.3305.

Robert F. Agrella Gallery Oct 18-Dec 21, “Rising from the Ashes Sonoma County 2017,” exhibit features photographs of the fires, the aftermath, first responders and the community support for the victims. Reception, Oct 18 at 10am. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. Mon-Thurs, 10 to 4 707.527.4298.

Comedy Brent Pella Comedian has been featured on Funny or Die and College Humor. Oct 19, 7pm. $25. Flamingo Lounge, 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Steven Wright Distinctly deadpan standup veteran returns to the North Bay. Oct 20, 8pm. $40-$60. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Events Blind Scream Haunted House Two terrifying haunted-house experiences under one roof get you in the mood for Halloween. Through Oct 31. $15-$35. SOMO Village Event Center, 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park,

Floating Pumpkin Patch A patch in a pool gives a twist to the autumnal tradition, with plenty of family activities to boot. Oct 20, 1:30pm. $10. Ridgeway Swim Center, 455 Ridgway Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3421.

Great Gatsby Casino Night

Glamorous fundraiser for children in need features casino games, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, Napa’s best wines, beers and signature martinis. Oct 20, 6pm. $55. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900.

Petaluma Día de los Muertos Celebration

Event features family-friendly activities, altars, crafts, food, performances and much more. Oct 20, 10am. Free. SRJC Petaluma Campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 707.778.3974.

Sonoma County Art Trails

Enjoy the abundance of creative talent in Sonoma County by visiting the professional studios of more than 170 artists. Maps and catalogs available online. Oct 20-21. Sonoma County, multiple locations, Sebastopol,

Wine Country Spoken Word Festival

Both local and nationally renowned authors, poets, comedians and spoken word artists perform throughout downtown Petaluma. Oct 1921. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma,

Witchie Poo Halloween Extravaganza Annual variety show includes a costume parade at intermission and prizes. Oct 20-21, 2pm. $10-$12. Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.9756.

Film Alexander Valley Film Festival Fourth annual festival features its biggest lineup yet of cutting-edge films that showcases new and emerging talents from all over the world. Oct 18-21. $12 and up. Clover Theater, 121 East First St, Cloverdale,

Art Responds: Films on Fire

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“California on Fire” and the documentary “Wilder Than Wild” screen with panel discussion. Oct 21, 2:30pm. $15 and up. JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

Best of the Fest

See several short films from the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Oct 18, 7pm. $12. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.


Haunted Wine Country Local filmmaker Tom Wyrsch’s spooky exploration of the North Bay’s ghostly history returns to the big screen. Oct 19-24. Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.528.4222.

Indie Lens Pop-Up

See the film “Dawnland,” which tells the story of the impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. Oct 22, 1 and 7pm. Free. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Jewish Film Festival

Annual film screening series returns with films from around the globe. Tues, Oct 23, 7pm. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Reverberations: A Visual Conversation October 26 – December 2, 2018 Works by Picasso, Ruscha, Mapplethorpe, Gris and Miró from Sonoma County private collections, paired with new poetry inspired by the art

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Drummer, composer and teacher Barbara Borden is on hand for a screening of the film about her journey, with Q&A. Oct 20, 7:30pm. Free. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Manual Cinema: The End of TV

One-of-a-kind film experience includes shadow puppetry, immersive cinematic techniques and innovative music. Oct 20, 7:30pm. $25. Green Music Center Weill Hall, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040.

Soirée under the Stars with Foreign Cinema San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema pairs excellent films with beautifully executed bistro fare Oct 19, 5:30pm. $65-$90. Healdsburg Shed, 25 North St, Healdsburg. 707.431.7433.

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Food & Drink All About Beer

Get a general introduction to beer with acclaimed beer master Dr Charlie Bamforth. Oct 19, 6pm. $35. CIA at Copia, 500 First St, Napa. 707.967.2530.

Beer Garden at Copia Taste beers from Mare Island Brewing Company paired with a special menu. Oct 21, 1pm. Free admission. CIA at Copia, 500 First St, Napa. 707.967.2530.

Eat Like Sam (Brannan) Dinner

Sharpsteen Museum hosts an authentic dinner just like Calistoga’s founder would have eaten in the 1860s. Oct 17, 5:30pm. $125. Hydro Grill, 1403 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga. 707.942.9777.

FEASTstock Festival

Inaugural fest features live music, wine, food, entertaining kid zone and more to raise money for Napa Food Bank. Oct 20, 11am. Free admission. Oxbow Public Market, 610 First St, Napa. 707.226.6529.

Olive Harvest Celebration

Delve into the world of olive oil with an informational seminar and tasting. Oct 20, 11:30am. $35. CIA at Copia, 500 First St, Napa. 707.967.2530.

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Lectures Changing the System

Praxis Peace Institute hosts a lecture on California’s role in national systemic change. Oct 22, 7:30pm. $30. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.938.4626.

Midweek Mystery Author Panel

Indulge in a bit of intrigue with top-notch mystery and thriller

authors. Oct 17, 7pm. Santa Rosa Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.


Blithe Spirit

A cantankerous novelist is haunted by the ghost of his late wife in this classic comedy. Oct 19-Nov 4. $23-$33. Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. 707.266.6305.

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Oct 22, 3pm, “The Wine Table” with Vickie Reh. 1330 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga 707.942.1616.

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Oct 20, 2pm, “The Wine Table” with Vickie Reh. 106 Matheson St, Healdsburg 707.433.9270.

Napa Bookmine

Oct 20, 4pm, “Tony Greene Era” Kevin Killian. 964 Pearl St, Napa 707.733.3199.

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Oct 21, 11am, “The Wine Table” with Vickie Reh. 610 First St, Shop 4, Napa. 707.726.6575.

Newman Auditorium

Oct 22, 12pm, “ I Got Up to Leave: Time Travel and Trauma in Octavia Butler’s Kindred” with John Kincheloe. SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa 707.527.4372.

Occidental Center for the Arts

Oct 21, 3pm, “Galahad’s Fool” with Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental 707.874.9392.

Petaluma Copperfield’s Books

Oct 17, 4pm, “The Wall in the Middle of the Book” with Jon Agee. 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma 707.762.0563.

Readers’ Books

Oct 19, 5:30pm, “Sourdough” with Robin Sloan. 130 E Napa St, Sonoma 707.939.1779.

St. Clair Brown Winery Oct 17, 6pm, “Movers and Shakers: Women Making Waves in Spirits, Beer & Wine” with Hope Ewing. 816 Vallejo St, Napa 707.255.5591.

Theater The Addams Family Musical

The creepy and kooky family gets the song-and-dance treatment in this hilarious show. Through Oct 28. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

The classic tale of the ultimate vampire comes to life with unexpected melodramatic humor and surprises. Through Oct 27. $15-$20. Russian River Hall, 20347 Hwy 116, Monte Rio. 707.524.8739.

Hand to God

Left Edge Theatre presents the award-winning comedy featuring a hand puppet possessed by the devil. Oct 19-Nov 11. $25-$40. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Hello, Dolly!

Award-winning actress Dani Innocenti stars in the Broadway classic, presented by Sonoma Arts Live. Through Oct 21. $25-$40. Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.938.4626.

The Night Alive

Two run-down characters try to make something more of their lives in this warmly told drama. Through Oct 28. $15-$30. Main Stage West, 104 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.0177.

The Rocky Horror Show

That sweet transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-furter, and his motley crew return in the original stage musical. Through Nov 3. Studio Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

The Spy Who Killed Me

Get a Clue Productions hosts an interactive and humorous murder-mystery dinner theater experience. Fri, Oct 19, 7pm. $68 (includes meal). Charlie’s Restaurant, Windsor Golf Club, 1320 19th Hole Dr, Windsor.

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Astrology For the week of October 17

ARIES (March 21–April 19)

Humraaz is a word in the Urdu language. Its literal meaning is “secret sharer.” It refers to a confidante, a person in whom you have full trust and to whom you can confess your core feelings. Is there such a character in your life? If so, I suggest you seek him or her out for assistance in probing into the educational mysteries you have waded into. If there is no such helper you can call on, I advise you to do whatever’s necessary to attract him or her into your sphere. A collaborative quest may be the key to activating sleeping reserves of soul wisdom.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20) Taurus author

Roberto Bolaño suggests that the world contains more beauty than many people realize. The full scope and intensity of this nourishing beauty “is only visible to those who love.” When he speaks of “those who love,” I suspect he means deep-feeling devotees of kindness and compassion, hard-working servants of the greater good and free-thinking practitioners of the Golden Rule. In any case, Taurus, I believe you’re in a phase when you have the potential to see far more of the world’s beauty. For best results, supercharge your capacity to give and receive love.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Once upon a time you were walking along a sidewalk when a fairy floated by and whispered, “I’m willing to grant you three wishywashy wishes for free. You don’t have to do any favors for me in return. But I will grant you three wonderfully wise wishes if you perform three tasks for me.” You asked the fairy, “What would those three tasks be?” She replied, “The second task is that you must hoodwink the devil into allowing you to shave his hairy legs. The third task is that you must bamboozle God into allowing you to shave his bushy beard.” You laughed and said, “What’s the first task?” The fairy touched you on the nose with her tiny wand and said, “You must believe that the best way to achieve the impossible is to attempt the absurd.” CANCER (June 21–July 22) You Crabs tend to be the stockpilers and hoarders of the zodiac. The world’s largest collections of antique doorknobs and Chinese restaurant menus and beer cans from the 1960s belong to Cancerian accumulators. But in alignment with possibilities hinted at by current astrological omens, I recommend that you redirect this inclination so it serves you better. How? One way would be to gather supplies of precious stuff that’s really useful to you. Another way would be to assemble a batch of blessings to bestow on people and animals who provide you with support. LEO (July 23–August 22) Chinese mythology tells us there used to be 10 suns, all born from the mother goddess Xihe. Every 24 hours, she bathed her brood in the lake and placed them in a giant mulberry tree. From there, one sun glided out into the sky to begin the day while the other nine remained behind. It was a good arrangement. The week had 10 days back then, and each sun got its turn to shine. But the siblings eventually grew restless with the staid rhythm. On one fateful morning, with a playful flourish, they all soared into the heavens at once. It was fun for them, but the earth grew so hot that nothing would grow. To the rescue came the archer Hou Yi. With his flawless aim, he used his arrows to shoot down nine of the suns, leaving one to provide just the right amount of light and warmth. The old tales don’t tell us, but I speculate that Hou Yi was a Leo. VIRGO (August 23–September 22) You now have maximum command of a capacity that’s a great strength but also a potential liability: your piercing brainpower. To help ensure that you wield this asset in ways that empower you and don’t sabotage you, here’s advice from four wise Virgos. (1) “Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.” —psychotherapist Anthony de Mello (2) “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”—poet Mary Oliver (3) “I like to wake up each morning and not know what I think, that I may reinvent myself in some way.”—actor and writer Stephen Fry (4) “I wanted space to watch things grow.”—singer Florence Welch LIBRA (September 23–October 22) “There are works which wait, and which one does not understand


for a long time,” wrote Libran author Oscar Wilde. “The reason is that they bring answers to questions which have not yet been raised; for the question often arrives a long time after the answer.” That’s the weird news, Libra. You have been waiting and waiting to understand a project that you set in motion many moons ago. It has been frustrating to give so much energy to a goal that has confused you. But here’s the good news: Soon you will finally formulate the question your project has been the answer to. And so at last you will understand it. You’ll feel vindicated, illuminated and resolved.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21)

Many seekers who read horoscope columns want commonsense advice about love, career, money and power. So I hope I don’t disappoint you by predicting that you will soon have a mystical experience or spiritual epiphany. Let me add, however, that this delightful surprise won’t merely be an entertaining diversion with no useful application. In fact, I suspect it will have the potential of inspiring good ideas about love, career, money or power. If I had to give the next chapter of your life story a title, it might be “A Thousand Dollars’ Worth of Practical Magic.”

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21)

In 1962, when she was 31 years old, Sagittarian actress Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for her role in the film West Side Story. In 2018, she attended the Oscars again, sporting the same dress she’d worn for the ceremony 56 years before. I think the coming weeks will be a great time for you, too, to reprise a splashy event or two from the past. You’ll generate soul power by reconnecting with your roots. You’ll tonify and harmonize your mental health by establishing a symbolic link with your earlier self.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) The Committee to Reward Unsung Good Deeds hereby acknowledges your meritorious service in the trenches of the daily routine. We praise your tireless efforts to make life less chaotic and more coherent for everyone around you. We’re grateful for the patience and poise you demonstrate as you babysit adults who act like children. And we are gratified by your capacity to keep long-term projects on track in the face of trivial diversions and petty complaints. I know it’s a lot to ask, but could you please intensify your vigilance in the next three weeks? We need your steadiness more than ever. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) You need a special pep talk that’s best provided by Aquarian poet Audre Lorde. Please meditate on these four quotes by her. 1. “Caring for myself is not selfindulgence, it is self-preservation. 2. “We have been raised to fear the yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings.” 3. “You cannot use someone else’s fire. You can only use your own. To do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it.” 4. “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” 5. “The learning process is something you can literally incite, like a riot.” PISCES (February 19–March 20)

Warning: My horoscopes may interfere with your ability to rationalize your delusions; they could extinguish your enthusiasm for clichés; they might cause you to stop repressing urges that you really should express; and they may influence you to cultivate the state of awareness known as “playful wisdom.” Do you really want to risk being exposed to such lavish amounts of inner freedom? If not, you should stop reading now. But if you’re as ripe for emancipating adventures as I think you are, then get started on shedding any attitudes and influences that might dampen your urge to romp and cavort and carouse.

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