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Sensitive to Light The author’s comment about Pick of the Litter—“it almost makes me want to gouge out my eyeballs, grab a stick and be led around the county by a highly trained Labrador”—is so incredibly insensitive, it’s almost beyond belief (“Five Easy Splices,” Nov. 7). Yes, the puppies are cute and they’re actually gifts from heaven for the sightless, but

that offhand remark is totally classless. The author should apologize for this lame attempt at humor.

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Gimme Charter Both my daughters attended the Novato Charter School (“Midterm Exam,” Nov. 7). The director of 16 years, Rachael Bishop, and her vice-principal, Jeffrey Erkelens, ran the school with

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great circumspection and adherence to the rules laid out by both the district and the state. That said, the Novato Charter School never suffered controversy or had scandal stain its reputation and name. On the contrary, Bishop and Erkelens elevated Novato Charter to an award-winning school that served (and still does) as a model for how well charter public schools can operate and succeed.

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Death Race 2018 Like most things in today’s world, it’s in with the new and out with the old. Driving is a good example of this. The “old” is formal driver’s training, which included parallel parking, that I undertook during my teen years in high school. “New” is the lack of respect for rules of the road and unchecked driving skills. Just look at the behavior of drivers today: • The “Stop” and “Yield” signs are merely suggestions, and are to be ignored if no one is near. • The posted number on a speed limit sign is optional; the driver’s attitude and personality determine the actual speed. • “Caution” and “Slow” signs mean slow down, at least to the posted speed limit. • Stopping before turning right on red is done only if it necessary. • Traffic coming out of driveways has the right of way. • A high-end brand vehicle means that driving regulations don’t apply to this driver, so don’t expect any courtesy, but do expect to have your right of way violated. • Changing lanes is done at will, and cutting off another driver is that driver’s misfortune. • Signaling for a lane change or turning is done (if at all) during or after the action. • Tailgating is a signal that the vehicle in front must move out of the way, no matter what the situation. It seems that in order to survive, as I “share” the road, I have to learn how to drive all over again, per the list above. At this age, it’s going to be difficult, so cut me some slack as I take to the streets.

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ey, North Bay. I just wanted to check in and see how everyone’s holding up. Staying indoors? Trying to keep the breathing to a minimum? Exhausted from feeling hyper-vigilant but not sleeping well? I hear you. It hasn’t been a great couple of days.

As the fires raged to the north over the weekend, on Saturday I drove over to Ramen Gaijin in Sebastopol for a little comfort food. It was a good move on a trying day (try the pickle plate paired with a dry sake), but the comfort was immediately forgotten when I stepped back outside and smelled the air. For the next hour, I sat in Taylor Lane Organic Coffee and people-watched through the shuttered windows. Tourists looked up at the sky in wonder. The locals wore masks and pressed on. Even as a Tubbs fire survivor, I can’t imagine what the people in Paradise have been experiencing over the past week. The Camp fire moved so much faster, took lives so much easier than what happened during the 2017 wildfires here. The fire got people who were fleeing in their cars, and hundreds remain missing and feared killed, on top of the two dozen deaths already on record. Just trying to picture people dying as they tried to flee in their cars makes my blood run cold. My mom asked me if I thought it was ironic that a town named Paradise burned to the ground, leaving some 27,000 people without homes. I told her that it wasn’t ironic, just a cruel coincidence. And the president of the United States tweeting his contempt for California first responders? That was just cruel. On Sunday morning, the smoke outside my window seemed just a bit lighter than in the past two days. I’ll take it as a positive sign, although it’ll likely be another week or so until the skies are blue again, hopefully by Thanksgiving. Emphasis on hopefully—the weatherman’s got more dry, windy weather on deck for at least the next week. On that note, I’ve made an appointment to give blood. I know it’ll do some good. I encourage you to donate a little blood too—or money or time—to those in need this week before the long holiday weekend. What you give may not seem like a lot, but keep in mind what Shakespeare had to say on the topic, as slightly modified by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” Thomas Broderick is a contributor to the ‘North Bay Bohemian’ and ‘Pacific Sun.’ Open Mic is a weekly feature in the ‘Bohemian.’ We welcome your contribution. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write openmic@bohemian.com.

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NOVEMBER 18TH - DECEMBER 9TH Lincoln Theater, Yountville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yountville are proud to present our 2nd annual FREE Holiday Movie Series. Bring the whole family to experience these modern holiday classics on the big screen: The Santa Clause, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express and The Muppets Christmas Carol.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND @ 3PM Soprano Marnie Breckenridge returns with Symphony Napa Valley, under the direction of Michael Guttman, to offer a selection of holiday favorites by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. This program features the Messiah, one of the most magnificent achievements in classical music. THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

DECEMBER 6TH - 7TH From Transcendence, the award-winning creators of Broadway Under the Stars in Sonoma Valley comes this holiday celebration for all ages, with performers from Broadway shows such as Wicked, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia and more.

DECEMBER 15TH - 16TH Napa Regional Dance Company’s beloved production of The Nutcracker is back for its 18th season! Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on an enchanted journey through the Snow Flake Forest to The Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in this timeless classic.

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New Directions Sonoma’s Mint and Liberty is one of the diner things in life BY JONAH RASKIN

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he town of Sonoma boasts several distinguished restaurants, among them the Girl and the Fig, Cafe La Haye, El Dorado Kitchen and LaSalette. They’re all on, or very close to, the town plaza.

Sonoma Valley also has its share—most notably the Fig Cafe & Winebar and Salt and Stone. What’s been missing from the area since the closing of the

Breakaway Cafe is a destination restaurant that’s midway between the plaza and “up valley.” Now there’s a new resto in the old Breakaway space. Mint and Liberty is a departure from the Breakaway’s comfort-food mantle. The space has been completely reimagined and remodeled, and Jacqui Sweet deserves a lot of the credit for the new look. Sweet is a Sonoma County native and graduate of UC Berkeley; this is her first restaurant project. “The biggest challenge in redesigning the Breakaway,” Sweet says, “was trying

to create a space that is welcoming and inviting for Sonoma locals and out-of-town visitors.” If ever a restaurant in Sonoma deserved to be called politically correct, it’s Mint and Liberty. Almost everything about the restaurant, including the meat and the produce, is local and organic. The place is committed to diversity and the empowerment of women. The restaurant bills itself as “a modern twist on a classic diner,” and the menu is divided along the compass rose from West to East to North to SXSW. No detail at the

Mint and Liberty. Open daily, 8am to 8pm. 19101 Hwy. 12, Sonoma. 707.996.5949. mintandliberty.com.

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bar, in the dining room or in the kitchen is left to chance. In the diner tradition, breakfast is available all day. After 5pm, several dishes, including a New England clambake, are served family-style and can feed two ravenously hungry individuals, or a family of four. Head to the west for a sproutedlentil salad and pork-belly steamed buns. To the east there’s a mini Jewish deli featuring chopped chicken liver and matzo ball soup, and a Reuben, though here it’s called a Rachel and features housemade American Wagyu pastrami, coleslaw, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on rye bread. Head north for baked beans, potato pierogi, Chicago-style hot dogs, and beef stuffed cabbage rolls. The SXSW orientation features barbecue back pork ribs, shrimp gumbo and New Mexican enchiladas, which are served with a fried egg, avocado and cream. Executive chef Michael Siegel, who previously cooked at Shorty Goldstein’s in San Francisco, “started with a conventional menu,” he says, “then I played around. A diner is a quintessential American place—though we do take liberties. After all,” he adds, “Mint and Liberty is modern.” Siegel’s wife, Katelin, notes that of all the dishes in her husband’s repertoire, her favorite is the Vietnamese cha ca la vong (a fish dish prepared with dill and turmeric, which the late Anthony Bourdain helped to popularize on Parts Unknown). It’s not on the menu now, put could pop up someday in the Far East section. There are nine beers on tap— including HenHouse Saison and Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA—and lots of sparkling wines, whites, reds, rosés and spirits, including a Stout Barrel Whiskey from the Griffo Distillery in Petaluma. The restaurant feels snazzy in a down-home Sonoma kind of way. It’s a place to splurge on a big meal with family and friends—or to hunker down by yourself with a grass-fedbeef burger with all the fixings and a Lagunitas IPA. “We like food that [you’ll] want to eat when you’ve worked up an appetite,” says Hahn.


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Bottle vs. Bird Barrel-aged beauts for the Thanksgiving bevvy-bringer BY JAMES KNIGHT

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t all began with a big bird—but not that bird. Don’t eat this bird.

It’s a swan. It’s a beer. It’s Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Sparkling Swan ale. Lagunitas-light at 6.5 percent alcohol by volume (abv), and a crystalline cranberry cocktail hue, pretty, fizzy Sparkling Swan looks sweet but tastes dry—no wild sour, either, it’s got just a touch of tart, mixed berry fruit flavor from red wine grapes, and downplays the hops. You want to bring your eclectic beverage contribution, but without alienating traditional American beer palates, this is your Turkey Day twofer. Those with all-American wine palates might find the 1000 Stories 2016 bourbon barrel aged Zinfandel ($18.99), from Fetzer

Vineyards, a lot less controversial than they imagine. The “bluegrass barrels” round out the toasty, graham-cracker oak and plush fig and plum flavors of the Zin rather than dominate it. The handsome label, featuring an American bison, presents a good look on the table. Also aged in whiskey barrels, Fogbelt Brewing’s Dyerville Giant imperial red ale and Federation Giant imperial coffee stout lend a hint of a boozy finish to an aftermeal beverage round without undue intoxication. An American wine for an American holiday (the word “American” appears four times on the bottle), the Virginia Dare 2015 Pinot Noir ($28) should convince connoisseurs with its classic Russian River Valley Dr. Pepper, mulling spice notes and cranberry-raspberry flavors, while the packaging provides an oldfashioned look (Francis Coppola revived this 19th-century brand) and conversation starter. There’s a serviceably oaky Chardonnay ($28), too, but the historically themed nautical artwork on the Lost Colony White Blend ($27) deepens the story (no, that ain’t no Mayflower, and the whole story is more mysterious, romantic and maybe grisly), and though based on Sauvignon Blanc, the blend’s golden-apple rather than grassy notes suit the seasonal fare. Goodbye history, on to the new, or nouveau—Horse & Plow winemaker Suzanne Hagins likes a good Gamay, the grape of Beaujolais nouveau wine that’s released the third Thursday of November, but there’s not much hereabouts to go around. “Grenache is a nice stand-in,” says Hagins. Made from certified organically grown grapes and fermented whole cluster for “nouveau” authenticity, the Horse & Plow 2018 Grenache will be available on tap for filling up the Sebastopol winery’s flip-top, logo glass growlers in time for the holiday. This is a new wine, so it appears slightly cloudy, but at just about 12 percent abv, tastes fresh and vibrant with strawberry and cherry flavors and has a surprisingly long, lightly astringent finish that clears the palate for another forkful of that other bird.


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Holiday Arts 2018 � MONDO CRECHO Things will probably get weird at John Waters’ one-man Christmas show at JaM Cellars Ballroom in Napa on Nov. 30.

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eady or not, nearly two months of holiday fun and cheer are coming your way. To help navigate the season and keep your spirits bright, we present our select guide to multi-denominational holiday fun.

Events Holidays Along the Farm Trails

Celebrate the season with the local agricultural community, as farmers and producers offer a view of life on the farm. Find

—Charlie Swanson farm-stand gifts, cut a Christmas tree to take home and enjoy DIY workshops. Hosted by Sonoma County Farm Trails. Nov. 14– Jan. 1. Various Locations in Sonoma County. Registration required. farmtrails.org.

WinterBlast The South of A arts

district in Santa Rosa turns into a dazzling wonderland for the 14th annual holiday art party. Open studios showcase dozens of artists in their element, an electric sofa parade lights up the streets and live music kick the holiday spirit into gear. Magic, belly dancing, food trucks, beer and wine and merriment abound. Nov. 17. 312 South A St., Santa Rosa. 5–9:30pm. Free entry. sofasantarosa.com.

Friendship Circle Hanukkah Party Annual gathering gets you

ready for the Jewish holiday and includes a shopping bazaar full of artisan gifts, candle-lighting ceremony with special guests, traditional latke lunch provided by Park Avenue Catering and live music by Klezmer Creek ensemble. Nov. 19. Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 11am– 2pm. $20; RSVP required by Nov. 15. 707.528.1182.


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Napa’s Christmas Tree Lighting The mayor of Napa

flips the switch and welcomes the Christmas season to Napa in this traditional community event. Sip on hot chocolate, nibble on cookies and enjoy local entertainment. Nov. 21. Veterans Park, Third and Main streets, Napa. 6pm. Free. donapa.com. Healdsburg Turkey Trot Familyfriendly Thanksgiving morning 5k run and walk awards prizes for first place and favorite costumes, and benefits the Drew Esquivel Scholarship, which helps Healdsburg high school students and athletes attend college. Nov. 22. Race starts at 333 Center St., Healdsburg. 8am. $25–$35. healdsburgturkeytrot.com. Winter Lights Santa Rosa’s downtown Courthouse Square shines with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony that includes activities for all ages. Enjoy local eats, see Santa arrive on a fire truck and partake in the Remembrance Candle Lighting. This year’s Winter Lights theme is “I Believe in Santa Rosa,” to highlight the town’s resilience in the wake of last year’s fires. Nov. 23. Third Street and Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. 4pm. Free admission. 707.545.1414. Santa’s Riverboat Arrival Santa and Mrs. Claus give the season its start when they arrive by tugboat at the Petaluma River Turning Basin and disembark to hand out candy and take holiday photos with kids. After, attendees can take advantage of “small business Saturday” at the shops throughout

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big-box stores this Christmas and join the people of Yountville for six weeks of food, wine and holiday cheer. As the town transforms into a magical winter wonderland with thousands of sparkling lights, visitors can enjoy a full schedule of live entertainment, art shows, workshops and classes, along with unique shopping choices, food and wine tours, carriage rides and more. Nov. 19– Jan. 1. Washington St., Yountville. Full schedule and info at yountville.com.

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downtown Petaluma. Nov. 24. River Plaza Shopping Center, 72 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 11:30am–1pm. Free. 707.769.0429. Napa’s Christmas Parade This long-running, family-friendly evening parade features creative floats built by Napans themselves, focusing on the theme “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas.” Nov. 25. Second and Third streets in downtown Napa. 5–7pm. Free. donapa.com. Italian Christmas Festival

Bring the family for a festive day featuring artisan vendors, Italian cafe, wine and beer bar, silent auction, historical exhibit of Italians in Sonoma County and live entertainment. Dec. 1. St. Rose Hall, 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa.11am–5pm. $5; kids 12 and under are free. 707.591.9696. Lighting of the Snowmen

Annual tradition lights up Cornerstone Sonoma with decorative snowmen coming to life amid live music and entertainment. Get a photo with Santa and enjoy the seasonal spirit in the picturesque setting. Dec. 1. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23667 Hwy. 121, Sonoma. 4pm. Free admission. 707.939.3010. The Reindeer Run Eighth annual

run or walk covers Thompson Trail on Wetlands Edge Trailhead and encourages participants to dress in festive holiday gear. Dec. 1. Eucalyptus Drive, American Canyon. 8am. $37–$47. khopeinternational.org.

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Luther Burbank Holiday Open House A popular holiday

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streets, and free rides on Rosie the Trolley to and from the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair held at the Finley Community Center. Dec. 1–2. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, 204 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 10am to 4pm. $3; kids 12 and under are free. lutherburbank.org.

ceremonies. Celebrate the holidays with community, enjoy live music from Michael Brandeburg’s Jazz Trio and create an ornament in honor of your loved one. Dec. 6. Montgomery Village Terrace, 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 5–6:30pm. Free. mvshops.com.

Hands-On Chanukah Join the

Inclusive Jewish community located at the Old Cotati Cabaret pulls out the stops for this massive holiday fest that is open to all and welcomes a potluck from all who attend. Dec. 8. Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 5:30pm. Free. RSVP requested. 707.664.8622.

Jewish Concierge of Sonoma County and the Charles M. Schulz Museum to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah with dreidelspinning contests, marshmallowdreidel decorating, menorah crafting and more. Dec. 2. Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 11am–4pm. Free admission when you say “Hands-On Chanukah!” 707.579.4452.

Chanukah at the River Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma hosts the fourth annual Grand Menorah Lighting ceremony at the Petaluma River that celebrates the Festival of Lights and includes live entertainment, latkes and other trad fare. Dec. 2. Water Street Promenade, 100 Petaluma Blvd. N., 4:30pm. Free with RSVP. 707.559.8585. Sebastopol Chanukah Party

Sonoma Wine Shop & La Bodega Kitchen hosts its annual Chanukah family-style dinner featuring latkes, slow-braised brisket and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Dec. 2. 2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 6pm. Prices vary; kids four and under are free. RSVP to reserve a spot. 707.827.1832.

Windsor Holiday Celebration

Family event lets the kids write and send letters to Santa, make crafts, decorate gingerbread, take wagon rides and more, with the annual tree-lighting ceremony, dance party, carolers and other holiday highlights. Dec. 6. Windsor Town Green, 701 McClelland Drive, Windsor. 5–8pm. Free admission; $1–$10 for various activities. townofwindsor.com. Light Up a Life Heartland

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Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour & Artisan Boutique Enjoy the

holiday lights and décor of several different stylish homes, with cheerful music and festive bites on hand. Then, browse a variety of holiday crafts and decorations for sale at a boutique at Pleasant Hill Christian School, all benefiting the Jacob’s Scholarship Fund. Home Tours, Dec. 8–9; Artisan Boutique, Dec. 7–9. 1782 Pleasant Hill Road, Sebastopol. Friday, 5–9pm; Saturday, 10am– 5pm.; Sunday, 10am–4pm. Tours, $10–$35 and up; Boutique, free admission. sebastopolholidayhometour.com.

Shopping Gifts ’n’ Tyme Holiday Faire

Long-running Napa holiday tradition highlights more than 85 local and regional artists and makers of fine crafts selling everything from stocking stuffers to fine works. Holiday music and aromas like cinnamon-roasted almonds fill the air. Nov. 16–18. Napa Valley Expo, Chardonnay Hall, 575 Third St., Napa. Friday– Saturday, 10am–6pm; Sunday, 10am–4pm. Free. 925.372.8691. American Folk Art Holiday Festival Browse through

unusual and one-of-a-kind folk-art creations and antiques while enjoying wine and chocolate pairings. Treats and other beverages are available for purchase, and a positive


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Sonoma Ceramics Fiber & Print Holiday Sale Find affordable

and unique handmade holiday items from several artists who work in Sonoma. Pieces range from decorative ornaments to sculptural works of art. The Ceramics Studio is also open for tours and artist demonstrations. Dec. 8–9. Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 10am–5pm. Free. 707.938.462.

LITTLE BIG TOP Cirque de Bohème sets up the tent in Sonoma

for a sixth year of classic circus acts on Nov. 23–Dec. 6.

communal spirit awaits. Nov. 17, Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. 10am–3pm. $10 at the door. luckypennynapa.com. West County Craft Faire Ramp up

to the holidays with this 17th annual celebration of all things local and handmade. West County vendors will sell crafts, jewelry, clothing, quilts, bodycare products, art and much more, with live music, food and refreshments and a raffle to benefit Sebastopol based Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative. Nov. 17–18. Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Hwy. 12, Sebastopol. 11am–4pm. Free admission. sebastopolgrange.org.

Holiday Marketplace at CIA Copia Start your holiday

shopping with seasonal and local offerings from Napa and Bay Area vendors, featuring handmade items and culinary delights. Nov. 23–24. 500 First St., Napa. 11am–5pm. ciaatcopia.com. Rohnert Park Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire Thirty-ninth

annual fair features holiday

decorations, live music and jolly entertainment, festive treats and cheerful holiday crafts and jewelry. Nov. 23–24. Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 10am–4pm. Free. 707.588.3456. Calistoga Holiday Village & Christmas Faire First, stroll

through downtown Calistoga and indulge in a holiday shopping spree on Friday, Nov. 30. Then enjoy a fair with artisan vendors, food and activities on Saturday, Dec. 1. Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 N. Oak St., Calistoga. Friday, 4–8pm; Saturday, 9am–4pm. Free admission. visitcalistoga.com.

Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair

Forty-fourth annual event features 80 local artists selling their quality crafts and gifts, holiday goodies, entertainment, a prize drawing and trolley rides to the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Holiday Open House. Dec. 1–2, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Ave., Santa Rosa. Saturday, 9am–5pm; Sunday, 10am–4pm. $3; 12 and under are free. 707.543.3737.

Goddess Crafts Faire Women’s art, music, dance and handmade gifts by local and regional women are all part of this 24th annual community holiday fair. Dec. 8–9, Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 11am– 7pm. $5–$13 suggested donation; kids, free. goddesscraftsfaire.com. Occidental Holiday Crafts Faire

See work by more than 35 local and regional artists, grab gift certificates for local restaurants and hotels, enter into raffles for local goodies, hear live music from West County musicians, taste food from a gourmet chef and enjoy baked goods by Salmon Creek School students this season. Dec. 8–9, Occidental Community Center, 3920 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental. Saturday, 10am– 5pm; Sunday, 10am–4pm. Free admission. occidental-ca.org. Holiday Crafterino Tenth annual art-and-craft extravaganza features a curated collection of vendors, food trucks and loads of cheer. Proceeds from sales and a raffle supports the Committee on the Shelterless. Dec. 16. Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma. 10am–4pm. $1 admission. www.holidaycrafterino.com.

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Sonoma County Philharmonic

Music director Norman Gamboa and the local philharmonic present a program titled “A Hero’s Life,” featuring pre-concert talks that illuminate the various selections presented in concert. Nov. 17–18. SRHS Performing Arts Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm. $15; students are free. socophil.org. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater

Yountville Holiday Movie Series screens The Santa Clause on Nov. 18, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Nov. 23 and The Muppets Christmas Carol on Dec. 9. VOENA children’s choir performs Dec. 1. 4pm. $25. Symphony Napa Valley presents “Christmas at the Symphony” on Dec. 2. 3pm. $25. Transcendence Theatre Company’s “Broadway Holiday Spectacular” entertains Dec. 6–7. 7:30pm. $39 and up. 100 California Drive, Yountville. 707.944.9900. Cirque de Bohème Annual winter circus wonderland is based on the wondrous French tradition. This year, a brand-new original production, “Yesterday,” tells enchanting tales with an amazing cast of performers who achieve world-class heights. Nov. 23– Dec. 16. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Days and times vary. $27–$55. cirquedeboheme.com. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts A Magical Cirque Christmas

kicks off the season Nov. 23. Transcendence Theatre Company performs its “Broadway Holiday Spectacular” with daily pre-show activities Nov. 30–Dec. 2. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays a Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party Dec. 3. LeAnn Rimes performs as part of her You & Me & Christmas Tour Dec. 4. Posada Navideña returns Dec. 7. Roustabout Apprentice Program’s “A Christmas Carol” delights Dec. 14–16. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker comes to life Dec. 18. Brian Wilson plays The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album live Dec. 22. Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600. ) 18 lutherburbankcenter.org.

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center hosts this classic fair. Enjoy a variety of high-quality handmade items made by Sonoma County artists. There will also be Scandinavian baked goods, Norwegian waffles, coffee and light lunch available to purchase, and a cozy holiday atmosphere. Proceeds from food sales go to children’s charities. Dec. 8, Freya Lodge, Sons of Norway Hall, 617 W. Ninth St., Santa Rosa. 9am–3pm. 707.579.1080.

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The Isle of Klezbos Enjoy the spirit of Hanukkah with a performance from the Isle of Klezbos, an all-female Klezmer ensemble from New York who headline the final concert of Sonoma State University’s Jewish Music Series. Nov. 29. Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 6:30pm. Free. 866.955.6040. A John Waters Christmas

Filmmaker John Waters brings his demented sensibilities to the stage in a critically acclaimed one-man holiday show. Nov. 30. JaM Cellars Ballroom, 1030 Main St., Napa. 9pm. $52; $125, meet-and-greet VIP. 707.880.2300. Occidental Community Choir

West County cultural institution celebrates its 40th birthday with a winter concert program of holiday songs written by choir members past and present. Nov. 30–Dec. 2 and Dec. 8 at Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental; Dec. 9 at Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Times vary. $15; kids 12 and under are free. occidentalchoir.org.

Healdsburg Chorus The long-

running community choir shares the joy of the holidays in their annual winter concert, with new arrangements of spirited standards and a slew of seasonal surprises. Dec. 2, Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa; Dec. 8–9, Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg. 3pm. $5–$15. healdsburgchorus.com.

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An English Holiday The North Bay Sinfonietta chamber orchestra performs a festive program of music by English composers. Dec. 2, Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 4pm. $10. 707.527.4249. ArtQuest Dance Company Winter Performance The

talented students of Santa Rosa High School’s award winning ArtQuest program communicate the spirit of the holidays through movement. Dec. 7–8. SRHS

Performing Arts Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7pm. $5–$15. srhsdance.org. Healdsburg Community Band’s Christmas Concert The 30-plus

member band plays their annual holiday-themed concert with classics and big-band arrangements of Christmas hits. Dec. 7 (Veterans Memorial Building, 205 W. First St., Cloverdale; 7:30pm) and Dec. 9. Community Church, 1100 University St., Healdsburg; 2pm). Free, donations accepted. healdsburgcommunityband.org. David Templeton’s ‘Twisted Christmas Live!’ Once among the

North Bay’s most popular annual holiday events, the offbeat show of holiday-themed stories read aloud by Bay Area comedians and actors returns after a fiveyear absence. Dec. 9. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 7pm. $25–$30. 707.588.3400. Teresa Lubarsky’s Healdsburg Ballet Nineteenth annual winter

performance brings Christmas Eve to life in a program, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Dec. 15–16. Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg. Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm. $15– $20. healdsburgballet.com. A Chanticleer Christmas Holiday

favorite from the vocal orchestra tells the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols and a medley of spirituals. Dec. 14, St. Vincent’s Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma. 6pm and 8:30pm. $35– $75. chanticleer.org.

An Irish Christmas Familyfriendly event includes Riverdance principal dancer Caterina Coyne performing traditional Irish dances that incorporate theatrical arts, and music from Christmas classics. Dec. 21. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 7pm. $40–$55. 707.588.3400.


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Speakeasy Garage

Twenty-one-year-old Americana soul singer and songwriter Piper Hays is about to break big. The Los Angeles native, now living in Calistoga, recently completed work on a full-length debut album alongside Memphis-based Grammy-winning producer and engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine) titled Glamorous Sins, and she’s assembling a touring band to take the record on the road. Before she does that, Hays plays a local gig as part of a wine-centric speakeasy session on Friday, Nov 16, at Tank Garage Winery, 1020 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 6pm. Free admission. 707.942.8265.

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Early Music

Inspired by the power of classical and baroque music, the North Bay’s Sonoma Bach ensemble offers another seasonal feast of music featuring a massive vocal chorale and period-instrument orchestra for this weekend’s performance titled “Thanksgiving: I Fear Namore the Night.” Led by music director Robert Worth and featuring four celebrated soloists, this moving assortment of early works from Bach and others offers a classical way to get into the season on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at the Green Music Center’s Schroeder Hall, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 3pm. $15–$25. sonomabach.org.

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Olio nuovo, or “new oil,” is the term for the first olive oil that’s pressed each harvest. For McEvoy Ranch, one of the largest US producers of estate-grown, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, it’s also a celebration. This weekend, the ranch hosts its Olio Nuovo Experience, where guests get to harvest and mill fresh olives into oil and enjoy a lunch that incorporates the freshly bottled goods. The event also features a walking tour of the ranch, oil tastings and informational insights into the world of olives on Saturday, Nov. 17, at McEvoy Ranch, 5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma. 10am. $185. 866.617.6779.

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Jolly the Bear was left behind at the train station and has to get to Santa’s Workshop to be finished in time for Christmas Day, and he needs your help! Join Jolly, Santa and the elves for the adventurous Santa Train, which journeys to the North Pole via the Napa Valley Wine Train through the season. Live musical entertainment, games, treats and more fun are all in store, and riders are encouraged to spread the cheer by donating a new toy for the Ticket to Dream Foundation when the Santa Train departs daily starting Monday, Nov. 19, 1275 McKinstry St., Napa. 5pm. $39 and up. 800.427.4124.

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or holiday gifts that friends and family will gaze at fondly and with a mixture of excitement and dazzlement at the purchasers’ hippy-chic tastes, head to Sebastopol. The well-heeled free spirit of the town is in its full glory this time of

year, and nowhere is this more evident than in the charming conglomeration of retail stores at the Barlow. For your self-proclaimed gardener friend, who mainly specializes in succulents and other low-maintenance plants (and who doesn’t have one of those friends?), stop by the green oasis of California Sister Floral Design and Supply. The store

BY AIYANA MOYA brings the beauty of wilderness indoors—step into a lush space that’s covered with ferns on the ground and plants on the walls, and the vision springs to life. Besides the succulents, the store carries candles and apothecary antiques, and visitors can also purchase and ship bouquets designed with flowers from Sonoma County farms. Is your hipster nephew always critiquing the lack of depth your

coffee beans exhibit at every family gathering? Of course he is. Head to Taylor Lane for espresso beans that even the most pretentious relative can brag about. Taylor Lane is famous for the dynamic flavor of its coffee, and as a fair-trade establishment that’s also locally owned. The company had humble beginnings. The beans were first roasted in an old barn in Occidental, in 1993. Now they’ve


gift for your beer enthusiast: a growler of Sebastopol’s yummiest suds. The Crooked Goat offers a variety of fruity brews, from the Mango Tango ale to the local favorite Grapefruit Ibex IPA, but also kills it with traditional, no-fuss brews such as the Fuzzy Logic IPA. Keep the buzz going and head to Spirit Works to shop for friends and family members who love all things spirited. A quick and easy present? Put together a gift pack that starts at $55. You choose an alcohol, and Spirit Works creates a build-a-bar basket based on your choice. If you want to taste what you are giving, tasting flights start at $12. Saving the sweetest Barlow offering for last, the Village Bakery has been a treat and bread haven for the past two decades, offering all-natural pastries with an emphasis on local and in-season ingredients and menus. A holiday season without sugary treats is like a department store without holiday-season pop music—it’s unheard of!—so indulge. Outside of the Barlow, Sebastopol’s got a few other stores with holiday-gift staples worth noting. Glassfusion and Pottery Too offers the perfect gift for any DIY family member, especially those with children: gift cards! Multiple holidaythemed pottery events are on deck between now and Christmas for both kids and adults. They include the Dr. Seuss “Whoville” Christmas Tree event for kids, and the fused-glass wreath class for adults. They’ve even got petcentric gifts for family members whose children are furry and bark a lot; for $45, buy them a custom painting of Fido on an ornament. Milk and Honey is a Sebastopol classic and the ideal store for an aunt who wants to get in touch with her spiritual side, for a witchy best friend intrigued by the world of tarot cards, and for all other goddesses in your life. Smelling of spicy incense, Milk and Honey offers crystals, moon cycle calendars, candles, local jewelry— and vagina sculptures.

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got locations in the Barlow and in Petaluma, and have expanded their retail reach into mugs, thermoses and French presses. Everyone has an off-beat artsy friend who makes buying a present for as tricky as finding the light switch in a new house, but fret not, the Lori Austin Gallery is here to illuminate the perfect gift. From hand-carved stone sculptures of turtles and elephants priced around $20 to limited edition art prints ranging from $40 to $100, this gallery offers an affordablegift niche for any shopper. Among the collection of art pieces the gallery offers are woven azure and crimson colored baskets, made by the Zulu people of South Africa from telephone wire. It’s the gift that keeps on giving you street cred as the season’s best gift-giver. We must not forget the most critical enthusiasts of the holiday season: kids. Stop by the Circle of Hands for artisan toys, where the emphasis is on crafts made from natural materials such as wood and wool. This alternative toy store offers European handmade wooden toys and games as well as locally made toys (including wooden trucks that a Santa Rosa chemistry teacher makes as a hobby). The store also offers hands-on game sets, and if you want to gain family status as favorite aunt or uncle with a special niece, there’s a tea cup party. For $30, parents can drop off their child at the Circle of Hands for an afternoon of crafts and tea, led by teacher-owner Leslie Young. There are also workshops for adults to learn how to make dolls and toys, for any parent who would like to flip the script and give the youngster in his or her life a handmade gift. Ready for a quick shopping break? Head over to the Crooked Goat for a de-stressing brew, where you can combine two of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking and shopping. The Crooked Goat began with a group of Sebastopol friends home-brewing in garages, and has evolved into a local hub of beer fanaticism. While enjoying a brew, you can also buy the perfect


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collection of comedic one-acts by Paul Rudnick (I Hate Hamlet, In & Out) titled The New Century to the Mt. Jackson Masonic Lodge in Guerneville. “Pride and Joy” opens the show with a meeting of the Massapequa, Long Island, chapter of the PLGBTQCCC&O: the Parents of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, Questioning, Curious, Creatively Concerned and Others. Ms. Helene Nadler (Thea Rhiannon) introduces herself to the membership as the “most loving mother of all time.” Why? She has three children: a lesbian daughter, a transgendered son who dates lesbians and a gay son into BDSM and scatology. Beat that, parents. We then meet “Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach.” Charles (Nick Charles) has been exiled from New York by the gay community for being “too gay,” which happens to be the title of the cable access show he now hosts along with his “ward,” Shane (director John Rowan), where he answers viewer mail and revels in being who he is. With “Crafty” we meet Barbara Ellen Diggs (Noel Yates), a craftscrazy Midwesterner who makes toilet paper koozies and tuxedo toaster covers. The passing of her son from AIDS has led her to question her faith. “I don’t know if I believe in God anymore,” she says, “but I do believe in cute.” All the characters come together in a really contrived closing scene set at a New York Hospital maternity ward that seems tacked on to create a fulllength show. The production suffers from the challenges inherent in running a small theater company—no budget, minimal sets and lighting, a limited talent pool leading to casting issues, etc.—but it has heart, which counts for a lot, and you have to love a show that credits costumes to an entity called Nutsack Creations. Rating (out of 5): ‘The New Century’ runs through Nov. 25 at the Mt. Jackson Masonic Lodge, 14040 Church St., Guerneville. Friday– Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm. $15– $18. 800.838.3006. pegasustheater.com.


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he Coen Brothers anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs portrays the frontier as a place of death so sudden and terrible that the word “ironic” is too fancy for it, with demises as swift as a dropped anvil in a Road Runner cartoon.

As filmmakers, the Coens often create equal and opposite reaction to film classics, spinning off of ideas they’re trying to top, honor or besmirch. (This tribute to Westerns starts with a common prestige-movie beginning of the old days: a hand opening a leather-bound volume and turning the pages.) But the halfdozen tales are closer to Ambrose Bierce than Louis L’Amour. One of the briefest, “Near Algodones” with James Franco as an unlucky bandit, seems to be a riff on “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” The longest, “The Gal Who Got Rattled,” has moments as sincere as the Coens’ best film, True Grit. In the title episode, the chummy, white-clad Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson) rides in, playing his guitar on horseback and warbling “Cool Water.” This sunshiney

rambler shows us his wanted poster, which gives his alias as “the Misanthrope.” We find out how he earned the name after greasy tavern polecats urge him at gunpoint to play a dead man’s hand, aces and eights in spades. “Things have a way of escalatin’,” he drawls. One of the best tales is the finale, a straight-out tale of terror called “The Mortal Remains” that follows a party of five bouncing down a dark road in a stagecoach: a smelly, talkative trapper (Chelcie Ross), a philosophizing Frenchman (Saul Rubinek) and a haughty dame (Tyne Daly). Riding up top is a corpse sewn up in canvas, the property of other two passengers: a formidable Irishman (Brendan Gleeson) and a dandy named Thigpen played by an astonishing Jonjo O’Neill, who sets a claustrophobic mood that goes from hideo-comic to absolutely deadly. Asked if he’d known the deceased well, Thigpen smiles: “Yes—at the end of his life.” Frontier humor: it always means the kind of joke on someone who’ll either die or who’ll wish he was dead. ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ streams on Netflix starting Nov. 16.

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SONOMA COUNTY Mary Flower

One of the world’s finest purveyors of traditional blues marries the genre with touches of ragtime, folk and jazz. Nov 16, 8pm. $20-$23. Sebastopol Community Center Annex, 425 Morris St, Sebastopol. 707.823.1511.

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The Snow Maiden

Weekend of acoustic performances is a rare opportunity to see the innovative reggae and jamband artist unplugged. Nov 16-17, 9pm. $60-$75. The Reel Fish Shop & Grill, 401 Grove St, Sonoma. 707.343.0044.

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Award-winning soprano Carolyn Bacon sings Gershwin, Bernstein and more in a one-night-only cabaret. Nov 18, 7:30pm. $25. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.763.8920.

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Rock The Ages Rock & Roll Senior Choir

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MARIN COUNTY Evan & the Live Oaks

Project Amplifi hosts the rowdy Oakland Americana outfit for a four-night residency in West Marin. Nov 15-18. Free to $10. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon, 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311.

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Northern California country rocker plays an albumrelease party for her new LP, “Victoria George and the High Lonesome.” Nov 15, 8pm. $20-$25. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

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The Send It Foundation hosts a benefit jam with George Porter Jr, Jennifer Hartswick

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Tsukamoto Composer and singersongwriter from Kyoto, Japan, presents a blend of folk, jazz and world music. Nov 18, 4pm. $20-$25. Old St Hilary’s Landmark, 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 415.435.1853.

NAPA COUNTY Chris Isaak

Wickedly talented crooner is back in Napa for his 2018 Holiday Tour. Nov 17, 8pm. $80-$115. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Evening of Wine & Song Enjoy music by the Napa High Chamber Choir, a silent auction, appetizers by Kitchen Door and Hall wines. Nov 17, 6pm. $60. Hall Winery, 401 St Helena Hwy S, St Helena. 707.967.2620.

Phosphorescent

Songwriter Matthew Houck’s long-running band mixes ragged country and bittersweet gospel. Nov 18, 8pm. $25. JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

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Nov 15, Marshall House Project. Nov 16, the Polydactyls. Nov 17, tribute to Phish with OPHSHL. Nov 18, 6pm, Michelle Lambert. Nov 20, 6pm, Buck Thrifty. 177-A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. elephantintheroompub.com.

Green Music Center Schroeder Hall

Nov 16, 8pm and , Nov 17, 3pm, “Thanksgiving: I Fear Namore the Night” with Sonoma Bach. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040.

Green Music Center Weill Hall Nov 15, Calmus Vocal

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HopMonk Sebastopol Nov 21, Shlump with Eazybaked and Higrade. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

Lagunitas Tap Room

Nov 14, Two Lions. Nov 15, Beats Before Bed. Nov 16, Court n’ Disaster. Nov 17, Thrown Out Bones. Nov 18, the Beguilers. Nov 21, Fox and Bones. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776.

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall

Nov 15, Willie Watson. Nov 1617, Y & T. Nov 18, David Nelson Band Harvest Celebration. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.

Occidental Center for the Arts Nov 17, Celtic Harp with Patrick Ball. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392.

Raven Theater

Nov 16, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio. 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145.

Redwood Cafe

Nov 15, Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi with Buzzy Martin. Nov 16, the Hots. Nov 17, Laurie Morvan Band. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868.

The Reel Fish Shop & Grill

Nov 21, Trainwreck Junction. 401 Grove St, Sonoma. 707.343.0044.

Sonoma Speakeasy

Nov 15, Plan Be. Nov 16, Sonoma Sound Syndicate. Nov 17, the Acrosonics. Nov 18, Sonoma blues jam. Nov 20, American Roots Night. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364.

St Vincent de Paul Church

Nov 18, 5pm, Dominican Chorale 60th Anniversary Concert. 35 Liberty St, Petaluma. 707.762.4278.

Twin Oaks Roadhouse Nov 16, Johnny Tsunami & the Hurricanes. Nov 17, Late for the Train. Nov 19, Blues Defenders pro jam. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. 707.795.5118.


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Sweetwater Music Hall Nov 15, the Soul Travelers. Nov 16, 6 and 9pm, Foreverland. Nov 17, Corduroy and Alice in the Garden. Nov 18, 2pm, Rock of Ages. Nov 19, Lukas Nelson and friends. Sold-out. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850.

Terrapin Crossroads

Nov 16, Phil Lesh and friends. Nov 17, Andy Coe Band with Scott Law. Nov 18, Grahame Lesh Band. Nov 19, Grateful Monday. Nov 20, Three on the Tree & One on the Drum. Nov 21, Los Gardeners. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

NAPA COUNTY Blue Note Napa

Nov 14, Manzanita. Nov 15, the Smooth Jazz Alley with Joel Del Rosario. Nov 20, Mix It Up pro music jam. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

Silo’s

Nov 16, the Boombox. Nov 17, Forejour. Nov 18, 4pm, Mike Greensill and Janice Maxie Reid. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Uptown Theatre

Nov 18, an unpredictable evening With Todd Rundgren. 1350 Third St, Napa. 707.259.0123.

Gallery Openings Fulton Crossing

Nov 16-30, “Side by Side,” featured artists Lynn Bell and Linda Guzzetta exhibit in the showcase gallery. Reception, Nov 16 at 5pm. 1200 River Rd, Fulton. Sat-Sun, noon to 5pm 707.536.3305.

Comedy Sandra Bernhard

Acclaimed comedian and actress takes the stage as part of her “Sandemonium” tour. Nov 16-17, 7 and 9pm. $42 and up. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

The winner of this year’s San Francisco International Comedy Competition headlines a standup showcase. Nov 17, 8pm. $20. Trek Winery, 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883.

Shawn Pelofsky When Shawn Pelofsky is not touring or performing for our troops around the globe she can be seen on television. Nov 17, 7pm. $20-$28. Flamingo Lounge, 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Events American Folk Art Holiday Festival Browse many one-of-a-kind folk art creations and folk antiques including unusual and unique Holiday home décor and gifts. Nov 17, 10am. $10. Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. 707.266.6305.

Gifts ’n Tyme Holiday Faire Over 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday music and gourmet foods to sample. Nov 16-18. Free admission. Napa Valley Exposition, 575 Third St, Napa. 707.253.4900.

Holiday Make-In Day of holiday art making for the whole family helps you get a jump on your handmade holiday decorating. Nov 17, 11am. Free. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.SVMA.

Holidays in Yountville The town transforms into a winter wonderland with sparkling lights, live entertainment, art shows, shopping, food and wine tours, carriage rides and more. Nov 19-Jan 1. Downtown Yountville, Washington St, Yountville. yountville.com.

#IMOMSOHARD Mom bloggers Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley bring their uniquely hilarious outlook to the North Bay. For mature audiences only. Nov 14, 8pm. $45 and up. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Lighting of Historic Sonoma Plaza Holidays in Sonoma kicks off

with the dazzling spectacle. Nov 17, 5pm. Free. Sonoma Plaza, First St E, Sonoma. 707.996.1090.

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Alliance for a Just Recovery presents a forum on the impacts of last year’s fires and needs of working families. Nov 19, 6pm. Free. Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa.

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Sonoma County farmers and producers open their barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Maps and info at farmtrails.org. Nov 14-Jan 1. Free. Sonoma County farms, various locations, Sonoma. 707.837.8896.

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Popular all-ages professional wrestling is back in the North Bay. Nov 16, 8pm. $2-$10. The Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

Stone Creek Zen Center hosts a day of bliss featuring live music, homemade treats, handcrafted gifts, book sale, silent auction, raffle and a delicious lunch. Nov 17, 9am. Masonic Center, 373 N Main St, Sebastopol, http:// stonecreekzencenter.org.

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Indie Lens Pop-Up Independent film series screens “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” Nov 19, 1 and 7pm. Free. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

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Enjoy several single malts with Scotch Whisky educator and enthusiast Mark Cassidy. Nov 16, 6pm. $45. Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, 1490 Library Lane, St Helena. 707.963.3757.

Documentary follows six young scientists as they tackle complex environmental issues, with discussion to follow. Nov 16, 12pm. Free. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

The Last Film Filmmaker Alex Cox presents a restored version of the 1971 film directed by Dennis Hopper. Nov 15, 7pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

The Old Stripper Documentary film follows a burlesque legend who takes a cross-country road trip visiting her dancing cities from yesterday. Nov 15, 8pm. $12. Reading Cinemas, 555 Rohnert Park Expwy W, Rohnert Park. 707.586.5996.

Petaluma Cinema Series See a restored version of the 1977 Italian comedy “A Special Day” with lecture and discussion. Nov 14, 6pm. Carole L Ellis Auditorium, SRJC Petaluma Campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma.

Souls of the Vermilion Sea Documentary focuses on the struggle to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita. Nov 15, 6pm. Bay Conference Center, 3152 Paradise Dr, Tiburon. 415.338.3543.

Warren Miller’s Face of Winter Annual winter sports adventure film screens. Nov 17, 8pm. $19. Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800.

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A Tour of Italy Wine seminar focuses one one of three Italian winemaking regions and includes tastings of wines from that region. Sat, Nov 17, 2pm. $35. Francis Ford Coppola Winery, 300 Via Archemides, Geyserville. 707.857.1400.

For Kids Disney Junior Dance Party Interactive live concert experience features live appearances of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and others. Nov 17, 4:30pm. $39-$59. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy Kids can enjoy Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn and jelly beans from the TV holiday special, with more fun family activities. Nov 17, 1pm. Charles M Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

Lectures Deconstructing the Beatles Explore the music written for the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” TV show and 1967 LP. Nov 15, 7pm. $15. Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.525.4840.

Stevenson & Scotland: Shaping the Modern Myth Learn about the early life and influences of Robert Louis Stevenson in his native

Edinburgh, Scotland. Nov 15, 6pm. Free admission. Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, 1490 Library Lane, St Helena. 707.963.3757.

Readings Napa Bookmine

Nov 15, 6:30pm, “Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation” with John Jennings and Damian Duffy. Nov 18, 4pm, “Leavings” and “Laugh and Live” with Lenore Hirsch. 964 Pearl St, Napa 707.733.3199.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Nov 17, 7pm, “Reverberations: A Visual Conversation” poetry reading. 282 S High St, Sebastopol 707.829.4797.

Theater The New Century

Pegasus Theater Company presents a hilarious and affecting comedy. Through Nov 25. $15-$18. Mt Jackson Masonic Hall, 14040 Church St, Guerneville. 707.708.8604.

Finding Our New Normal. Together. As our region recovers from the 2017 fires, Healthcare Foundation, together with local and national partners, created the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative. We want all local residents have access to evidence-based strategies to recover and build resiliency post-wildfire, including: Drop-in counseling sessions • Individual and group counseling • Download the free app Sonoma Rises • Online wellness self-assessment MySonomaStrong.com • Restorative yoga and meditation sessions • Mental health professionals available to work with your group. Please donate to fund these free bilingual services to support our employees, friends and neighbors in their healing. Visit healthcarefoundation.net or call 707-473-0583 today.

Free health services brought to you by the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative— an initiative of the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County. Media campaign supported by the Community Foundation Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund, Constellation Brands and Medtronic. Support also provided by Tipping Point Community Emergency Relief Fund.

The Odd Couple

Ross Valley Players put on one of Neil Simon’s finest comedies. Nov 15-Dec 16. $15-$27. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.

Uncle Vanya

Birdbath Theatres presents a new, surreal look at Chekhov’s classic tale of provincial Russian life. Through Nov 18. 415.426.0269. The Belrose, 1415 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.454.6422.

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley New holiday classic that revisits Jane Austen’s world from “Pride & Prejudice” makes its world premiere. Nov 15-Dec 9. $10-$52. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.

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moke from a Distant Fire” was a catchy mid-’70s tune from the Sanford Townsend Band that, poignantly enough, mentions “paradise” in the first verse. The song rings so true this week, a kind of guilty earworm that’s at once uplifting and utterly depressing. From Windsor to West Marin, ash falls from the sky from a fire that’s burning more than 150 miles away. And everyone, it seems, is walking around with a case of lowgrade smoke sickness: burning eyes, itchy throat, hacking coughs on every street-corner—and local social media outlets are heavy on the news that the Camp fire is triggering lots of folks who went through their own hell last year. What’s needed in these trying times is, of course, some high-quality, stress-relieving medicine. And the Solful Cannabis Dispensary has taken this whole fire-stress business to a new level, offering a range of products for stress relief while also providing consultations for folks in need of some one-on-one TLC to go with the THC (and the CBD).

Solful’s stress-relieving products fall into four groups. The high-CBD products include tinctures, vapes, capsules and a CBD patch. They’re also offering some low-THC-content edibles— chocolate-covered strawberries from Satori; Crisp Mint and Ginger Peach Tabs from Kiva; and Petra Mints from Kiva, too. Solful is also offering products containing lesser-known cannabinoids CBG and Delta-8, both of which have stress-reducing qualities while having zero to mildly psychoactive results. The company Level offers two tablinguals that contain the cannabinoids. Take two tabs, and call Doctor Feelgood in the morning. Lastly, Solful recommends indica dominant flowers and vaporizers as the fourth fire-stress reliever. Indica’s a great stress reliever and will also leave its imbiber with a pleasant feeling. Level offers an Indica vape pen called the Float, and Solful also recommends consumers keep an eye peeled for indica strains that have lots of the terpene linalool. That terpene is also found in lavender, a known calmer-downer of man and beast alike. Solful, Southpoint Shopping Center, Sebastopol. 707.596.9040.


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ARIES (March 21–April 19) Interior designer Dorothy Draper said she wished there were a single word that meant “exciting, frightfully important, irreplaceable, deeply satisfying, basic, and thrilling, all at once.” I wonder if such a word exists in the Chamicuro language spoken by a few Peruvians or the Sarsi tongue spoken by the Tsuu T’ina tribe in Alberta, Canada. In any case, I’m pleased to report that for the next few weeks, many of you Aries people will embody and express that rich blend of qualities. I have coined a new word to capture it: tremblissimo. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

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According to my astrological intuition, you’re entering a phase when you will derive special benefit from these five observations by poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. 1. “There are truths that you can only say after having won the right to say them.” 2. “True realism consists in revealing the surprising things that habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.” 3. “What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.” 4. “You should always talk well about yourself! The word spreads around, and in the end, no one remembers where it started.” 5. “We shelter an angel within us. We must be the guardians of that angel.”

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Adolescence used to be defined as a phase that lasted from ages 13 to 19. But scientists writing in the journal The Lancet say that in modern culture, the current span is from ages 10 to 24. Puberty comes earlier now, in part because of shifts in eating habits and exposure to endocrinedisrupting chemicals. At the same time, people hold on to their youth longer because they wait a while before diving into events associated with the initiation into adulthood, like getting married, finishing education and having children. Even if you’re well past 24, Gemini, I suggest you revisit and reignite your juvenile stage in the coming weeks. You need to reconnect with your wild innocence. You’ll benefit from immersing yourself in memories of coming of age. Be 17 or 18 again, but this time armed with all you have learned since. CANCER (June 21–July 22) Cancerian baseball pitcher Satchel Paige had a colorful career characterized by creative showmanship. On some occasions, he commanded his infielders to sit down and loll on the grass behind him, whereupon he struck out three batters in a row—ensuring no balls were hit to the spots vacated by his teammates. Paige’s success came in part because of his wide variety of tricky pitches, described by author Buck O’Neil as “the batdodger, the two-hump blooper, the four-day creeper, the dipsy-do, the Little Tom, the Long Tom, the bee ball, the wobbly ball, the hurry-up ball and the nothin’ ball.” I bring this to your attention, Cancerian, because now is an excellent time for you to amp up your charisma and use all your tricky pitches. LEO (July 23–August 22) “Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head,” writes fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss. “Always. All the time. We build ourselves out of that story.” So what’s your story, Leo? The imminent future will be an excellent time to get clear about the dramatic narrative you weave. Be especially alert for demoralizing elements in your tale that may not in fact be true, and that therefore you should purge. I think you’ll be able to draw on extra willpower and creative flair if you make an effort to reframe the story you tell yourself so that it’s more accurate and uplifting. VIRGO (August 23–September 22) In describing a man she fell in love with, author Elizabeth Gilbert wrote that he was both “catnip and kryptonite to me.” If you’ve spent time around cats, you understand that catnip can be irresistible to them. As for kryptonite: it’s the one substance that weakens the fictional superhero Superman. Is there anything in your life that resembles Gilbert’s paramour? A place or situation or activity or person that’s both catnip and kryptonite? I suspect you now have more ability than usual to neutralize its obsessive and debilitating effects on you. That could empower you to make a good decision about the relationship you’ll have with it in the future. LIBRA (September 23–October 22)

“I had to learn

very early not to limit myself due to others’ limited imaginations,” testifies Libran astronaut Mae Jemison. She adds, “I have learned these days never to limit anyone else due to my own limited imagination.” Are those projects on your radar, Libra? I hope so. You now have extra power to resist being shrunk or hobbled by others’ images of you. You also have extra power to help your friends and loved ones grow and thrive as you expand your images of them.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21) The

United States is the world’s top exporter of food. In second place is the Netherlands, which has 0.4 percent as much land as the U.S. How do Dutch farmers accomplish this miraculous feat? In part because of their massive greenhouses, which occupy vast areas of non-urbanized space. Another key factor is their unprecedented productivity, which dovetails with a commitment to maximum sustainability. For instance, they produce 20 tons of potatoes per acre, compared with the global average of nine. And they do it using less water and pesticides. In my long-term outlook for you Scorpios, I see you as having a metaphorical similarity to Dutch farmers. During the next 12 months, you have the potential to make huge impacts with your focused and efficient efforts.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21)

“The world is like a dropped pie most of the time,” writes author Elizabeth Gilbert. “Don’t kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on.” From what I can tell about the state of your life, Sagittarius, the metaphorical pie has indeed fallen onto the metaphorical floor. But it hasn’t been there so long that it has spoiled. And the floor is fairly clean, so the pie won’t make you sick if you eat it. My advice is to sit down on the floor and eat as much as you want. Then carry on.

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19) Novelist Anita Desai writes, “Isn’t it strange how life won’t flow, like a river, but moves in jumps, as if it were held back by locks that are opened now and then to let it jump forward in a kind of flood?” I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because I suspect that the locks she refers to will soon open for you. Events may not exactly flow like a flood, but I’m guessing they will at least surge and billow and gush. That could turn out to be nerve-racking and strenuous, or else fun and interesting. Which way it goes will depend on your receptivity to transformation. AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) “Miracles come to those who risk defeat in seeking them,” writes author Mark Helprin. “They come to those who have exhausted themselves completely in a struggle to accomplish the impossible.” Those descriptions could fit you well in the coming weeks, but with one caveat. You’ll have no need to take on the melodramatic, almost desperate mood Helprin seems to imply is essential. Just the opposite, in fact. Yes, risk defeat and be willing to exhaust yourself in the struggle to accomplish the impossible; but do so in a spirit of exuberance, motivated by the urge to play. PISCES (February 19–March 20)

“Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear,” warned author G. K. Chesterton. “It annoys them very much.” My teachers have offered me related advice. Don’t ask the gods to intervene, they say, until you have done all you can through your own efforts. Furthermore, don’t ask the gods for help unless you are prepared to accept their help if it’s different from what you thought it should be. I bring these considerations to your attention, Pisces, because you currently meet all these requirements. So I say go right ahead and seek the gods’ input and assistance.

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