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What can the Irish teach America about abortion rights? Plenty, says letter writer Hobart Bartshire.

Irish Irony

Is it not curious that the people of Ireland, known for their staunch Roman Catholicism, just approved a referendum to compel their government to get with the 21st century and permit legal abortion, yet the Republicans leading this country are on track to revert back to an archaic time, when abortion was illegal and abortion providers were criminals? This, despite the fact that a significant majority of Americans believe a woman should have the right to make her own personal health decisions and not have the government tell her how she must behave in this

regard. I sure wish we could have a nationwide referendum here. Hobart Bartshire Fairfax

False Dichotomies

Now that we’ve had a good, long look at the man, what should bother us most about the president is his abject mindlessness. He, and his supporters, suffer from a severe learning disability: they believe their own bullshit. By making their world simple—black vs. white, native vs. immigrant, man vs. woman—they make it false. Craig J. Corsini Sebastopol


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8. Four U.S. states are named after male European royalty, and three states after female English royalty. Name them all. 9. What song playing on the clock radio awakens Bill Murray’s character every morning in the 1993 film Groundhog Day? 10. The English word “ward” means an open, protected, safe place. Can you name six or more English words that end with “-ward”, related to direction? (example: forward)

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Heroes &Zeroes By Nikki Silverstein

Remember those bumper stickers, “Practice Random Acts of Kindness”? With the speed of today’s world, we weren’t sure people had time for the effort. Then we heard about Heather of Mill Valley, who delights neighbors with her thoughtfulness. She recently was driving (on Heather Way, no less) and waved down another driver, Kat, who thought that the woman must be looking for an address. Heather got out of her car and surprised Kat by handing her fresh roses arranged into a lovely bouquet. She said that she was out doing random acts of kindness and the card attached to the vase said, “Flowers on Friday: Heather.” Another neighbor reports that Heather recently left a bouquet at her front door. We sure hope this catches on.

‘Now you’re squeezing out those companies with new costs that they can’t afford.’ Oh, Amazon, why’d you mess with success and change Whole Foods? We loved discovering small brands and local vendors on your shelves, things we couldn’t find anywhere else. Now you’re squeezing out those companies with new costs that they can’t afford. You’ve dropped minimum-order requirements and raised the prices for prime shelf space. How’s the little guy gonna compete? Those in-store samples that introduce us to new products, typically staffed by the small vendor, now have to go through a consulting firm at an exorbitant fee. Bring back our unique foods, because we can get the big-brand bland stuff at less pricey grocery store chains. We remember Amazon promising that nothing would change at Whole Foods when they bought it. Weren’t we suckers! Got a Hero or a Zero? Please send submissions to nikki_silverstein@yahoo.com. Toss roses, hurl stones with more Heroes and Zeros at ›› pacificsun.com

Upfront Plaintiffs say PG&E engaged in a pattern of deceptive statements concerning the utility’s vegetation-removal policies.

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PG&E shareholders file class action suit against under-siege utility Tom Gogola

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proposed class action lawsuit brought by shareholders has been filed against the Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation (PG&E) in federal court. Suits were filed by PG&E shareholders John Paul Moretti and David C. Weston on June 12 in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, alleging violations of federal securities law by the utility. The law firms representing the plaintiffs

note in their court filings from early June that there are potentially hundreds of thousands of shareholders in the proposed class-action suit. The two suits charge that between April 29, 2015, and June 8, 2018, PG&E executives engaged in what amounted to an ongoing pattern of deceptive statements concerning the utility’s vegetation-removal policies. Those statements and the subsequent wildfires that tore through California last year are

the fulcrum of the suit, as recent official investigations into last year’s wildfires have identified the culprit in a number of fires: PG&E power lines coming into contact with tree limbs during a high-wind event last October. The class period dates back to April 29, 2015, because that’s the day, charge lawyers for the plaintiffs, that then–PG&E CEO Christopher Johns, during a conference call with investors to discuss the company’s performance during first quarter of


fiscal year 2015, “assured investors of the company’s commitment to step up vegetation-management activities to mitigate wildfire risk.” Those assurances, the suit alleges, were made to shareholders for the next several years leading up to the 2017 fires—which, the suit argues, make a compelling case that the utility had not stepped up its efforts at managing vegetation. Johns is named in the suit along with company vice presidents Jason Wells, David Thomason and Dinyar Mistry; Geisha Williams, the current CEO and president of the utility, is also named in the suit. The defendants, charges the suit, by reason of their position as executive officers within the company, “possessed the power and authority to control the contents of PG&E’s quarterly reports, press releases and presentations to securities analysts, money and portfolio managers, and institutional investors.” The suit alleges that the executives “knew that the adverse facts specified herein had not been disclosed to and were being concealed from the public, and that the positive representations being made were then materially false and misleading.” Along with the April 2015 reassurances about vegetation removal, the suit charges that the company’s media-relations department maintains a website which “repeatedly touts the safety of its network and the company’s proactivity in fighting wildfire risk.” Those claims were also made in filings that the utility submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2016 and 2017, which stated that the utility had “upgraded several critical substations and reconductored a number of transmission lines to improve maintenance and system flexibility, reliability and safety.”

The events of October 2017 and subsequent inquiries by Cal Fire into the cause of the fires has rendered those statements “materially false and/or misleading” because they misrepresented and failed to disclose to investors that the utility hadn’t maintained electrical lines under state law. The suit alleges violations of two sections of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and seeks a jury trial to determine the utility’s culpability. The plaintiffs in the current suit, Moretti and Weston, both purchased shares in the investorowned utility, the largest in the state of California, only to see shares in PG&E stock decline in value in the aftermath of the 2017 infernos that tore through the North Bay. Moretti purchased 280 shares of PG&E common stock between Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, 2017. On Oct. 12, he purchased 95 shares at $66.15 per share. By the next day, the shares were selling for between $57 and $58 a share, and Moretti purchased 195 additional shares. According to court records, Weston purchased 1,000 shares just a few days before the fires broke out, on Sept. 27, 2017. He paid $68.75 per share. Weston then sold 1,000 shares on Oct. 13 when they were trading at $57.96 per share. The plaintiffs are being represented by law firms in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. At the time of the fires, which scorched some 250,000 acres in the Northern California, PG&E shares were trading at $69.15. By Oct. 16, they’d dropped to $53.43 and would continue to slide throughout 2018. By May of this year, shares were trading at $42.34. On June 8, PG&E shares were trading at $41.45 per share. Three days later, June 11, shares of PG&E common stock closed at $39.76. In December 2017, the company

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At the time of the fires, which scorched some 250,000 acres in the Northern California, PG&E shares were trading at $69.15. Last month, shares of PG&E common stock closed at $39.76.

announced the suspension of a 2018 cash dividend for investors, and two weeks ago the utility said it would take a $2.5 billion charge this year in order to deal with mounting insurance and legal issues related to the fires that had driven down its common-stock value. PG&E has not admitted to any culpability in the fires. In public statements and media interviews, the company has repeatedly stressed that global warming has coaxed forth a “new normal” in California wildfires, and that at the time of the fires, it believed it was in compliance with its obligations to state law. As fire-related class action lawsuits mounted this year, and as Cal Fire investigations started to conclude that power lines coming into contact with tree limbs had been a predominant cause of the wildfires, the utility hired heavyweight Sacramento lobbying firm Platinum Advisors in May. The firm was founded by Sonoma County developer Darius Anderson. On June 8, Cal Fire reported that PG&E power lines coming into contact with trees were the culprit in a dozen Northern California fires in Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte, Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties The precipitous devaluation of the common stocks in PG&E, to the plaintiffs, are a sign that executives at the utility “engaged in a scheme to deceive the market and a course of conduct that artificially inflated the company’s stock price, and operated as a fraud or deceit on acquirers of the company’s common stock.” As of April of this year, the suit notes, PG&E had 516,427,502 shares of common stock, which are held by “thousands if not millions of individuals located throughout the country and possibly the world.” In a statement, the utility did not directly address the substance of these latest, shareholder-led lawsuits as it highlighted its commitment to its customers. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers and communities we serve,” says Paul Doherty, a San Francisco–based marketing and communications specialist with the utility. “Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires. We are aware that lawsuits have been filed. We're focused on doing everything we can to help these communities rebuild and recover.” Y


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Corte Madera’s Book Passage endures because of its relationship with customers, says co-founder Elaine Petrocelli.

Literary Landmark For more than 42 years, Book Passage has been a North Bay destination By Jonah Raskin

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good bookstore is a portal to the world and the innermost parts of the human heart. Book Passage offers nearly everything one wants and needs from a store that sells books, both old and new, plus magazines, newspapers and much more. There are books about history, science, politics and medicine, along with contemporary bestsellers. Also on the shelves are the classics of world literature, from

Crime and Punishment to The Little Prince, which isn’t just for kids, but for all readers. Whether they’re 4 or 84, there’s a comfortable seat for them in a book or a writing group at Book Passage. “What’s been crucial for our longevity are the partnerships we have,” says Elaine Petrocelli, who co-founded the store 42 years ago with her husband, Bill, the author most recently of Through the Bookstore Window. “We nurture our

customers, and they nurture us,” she says. For those who insist on hearing and seeing authors read from and talk about their works, Book Passage offers hundreds of literary events a year. On July 6, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon introduces his new book Pops, about fatherhood. On Friday, July 8, Cory Taylor holds forth on How Hitler Was Made, and on July 18, Cara Black shares her insights on Murder

on the Left Bank, her latest in the series that’s set in Paris. Writing conferences and workshops are held all year long. From Sept. 27–30, you can attend the 25th annual Mystery Writers Conference and learn from pros such as Isabel Allende, the exiled Chilean writer who has made Marin her home, and Jacqueline Winspear, creator of the charming British detective Maisie Dobbs, who knows London as well as Dashiell Hammett knew San Francisco. Pat Holt, former book review editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, hosts a book discussion group. The July book is Teju Cole’s Every Day Is for the Thief; in August, it’s Hanya Yanagihara’s People in the Trees. Check the website for the latest information. If you want a break from the literary whirlwind, there’s the Book Passage Café, right next door to the bookstore, which is also open seven days a week. The cafe serves coffee, pastries and sandwiches, and features artisan cheeses, local wines and beers, plus daily specials, including salads, quiches and soups. Then, too, if you want to combine eating with reading and meeting celebrities, there are the popular “Cooks with Books” events that include wine, food and an autographed copy of the featured work. On Saturday, Sept. 15, there’s a literary brunch with Allende who will talk about her latest novel, In the Midst of Winter. For tourists and global backpackers, there’s a vast selection of helpful books, among them the Lonely Planet travel guides. There are also classes on conversational French that will all but guarantee that you’ll be able to say “Bonjour” and “Ça va?” when you arrive in Paris and won’t be taken for an American. Book Passage definitely feels like an extended family that embraces locals and outsiders and provides food for thought. Petrocelli is still very much a presence, an inspiration and avid reader who suggests books to read in the store’s newsletter. “Elaine’s Picks” have turned unknown authors into literary celebrities. “In 2003, we helped launch Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner; more recently we brought Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See to the attention of readers around the world,” she said. Petrocelli and her “crew,” as she calls them, have shown that an independent bookstore can survive and thrive in the age of Amazon. That’s worth a pilgrimage to the store.Y


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Out Loud

Outdoor Voices sets sights on the yoga-pants crowd in Larkspur By Flora Tsapovsky

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he slogan of Outdoor Voices, the “athleisure” brand big with the millennial crowd, is reminiscent of 1990s Nike. Instead of the immortal “Just Do It,” it’s “Doing Things.” That is, of course, also the designated hashtag customers can add to their outdoorsy Instagram snaps—or so the company hopes. Just doing things, in nature and with actual friends, has been famously hard for the smartphone generation. Outdoor Voices, founded in 2013 by then-24-yearold Tyler Haney, wants to attract women into its stores, if not the outdoors, with its instantly recognizable color-blocked leggings and bright tops. After opening its Hayes Valley outpost in San Francisco last year, Outdoor Voices clothes quickly became a staple in the ranks of North Face jackets and Rothy’s shoes. After opening this month, Outdoor Voices’ Marin County fans can enjoy a brick-and-mortar experience with the online-famous brand, thanks to its new Larkspur location at the Marin County Mart. This is the second Bay Area location for the brand, which joins the other six other stores in Texas, New York,

Colorado and California. Outdoor Voices’ brand’s unspoken strategy— starting the retail point as a pop-up and transitioning into a permanent store—is true in Marin’s case as well. As of now, the Larkspur location is a pop-up until declared otherwise. “After opening our shop in Hayes Valley, I started exploring everything Northern California has to offer,” says Haney, who’s based in Austin. “I was drawn to Marin because of its beautiful landscape and being the playground for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling and trail running.” The appearance of Outdoor Voices in Larkspur adds to its appeal as a fitness and wellness destination. The outdoor mall already has branches for SoulCycle, 24 Hours Fitness, International Orange and YogaWorks. In order to differentiate stores from the online shadow of Amazon and its ilk, Outdoor Voices hosts classes in yoga, mindfulness and diet, and the Marin location is no different. While plans are still being finalized, look for events, classes and outdoor gatherings that promote love of the outdoors and, of course, Outdoor Voices’ latest styles. Outdoor Voices, 1601 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.306.7103. outdoorvoices.com.

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THE WEEK’S EVENTS: A SELECTIVE GUIDE

BOLINAS

Essential Movement

Choreographer and former San Francisco Ballet principal Julia Adam gathers a corps of elite dancers for the fifth installment of her immersive elemental dance series Quintessence. The evening begins with a locally sourced multicourse dinner, before an open-air performance that tells a transformative story revolving around the context of love. For this performance, Adam has brought renowned ballerina Joanna Berman out of retirement to join her and her collaborative, ever-evolving team. Tickets are limited, so don’t wait to partake in this sensory feast, Friday through Sunday, July 6–8 and 13–15, at Big Mesa Farm, Bolinas. 5pm. $200. juliaadamdance.com.

POINT REYES STATION

Tales to Tell

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the new members’ art exhibit at Gallery Route One, ‘Tell Tale,’ contains several novels’ worth of stories from each of the 26 artists displaying. With a range of media including conceptual art, collage, photography and sculpture, “Tell Tale” features personal, imaginative and introspective stories told by the 35-year-old gallery’s esteemed member artists as well as two current fellowship artists. Running through Aug. 12, “Tell Tale” opens with an artist talk and reception on Saturday, July 7, at Gallery Route One, 11101 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 2:30pm. Free admission.415.663.1347.

NAPA & SONOMA

Books in Bars Author Rebekah Freedom has been through enough breakups to know how to handle them without falling into the same old routines. Her new book, Breakup Rehab, guides readers through one of life’s more difficult events with humor and counseling that mixes laughs with insights. Taking her work outside the bookstore, Freedom appears for two special reading events in the North Bay, appearing on Saturday, July 7, at Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant, 902 Main St., Napa; and Sunday, July 8, at Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 464 First St. E., Sonoma. Both events begin at 6pm. Free. fearlessbooks.com.

SAN RAFAEL

Hail to the King Award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki must have some serious clout to pull off his latest documentary, ‘The King.’ That’s because Jarecki convinced someone to let him take Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a cross-country trip to visit some of the iconic singer’s most beloved spots, like Memphis and Las Vegas, and pick up special guest riders like Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and Alec Baldwin for a celebration of Presley’s life and music. Hear Jarecki’s story when he presents a special screening of The King on Sunday, July 8, at the Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 6:30pm. 415.454.1222. —Charlie Swanson

THOSE SUMMER NIGHTS

Afro-Cuban star Ricardo Lemvo opens the Summer Nights Festival at Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael on Saturday, July 7. See Concerts, p21.


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Scott Guberman’s love for the Grateful Dead sent him west to the North Bay.

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In the Family Scott Guberman stays grateful in the North Bay By Charlie Swanson

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hen Guberman discovered the Grateful Dead as a teenager, his view of music changed. “I think it came along at the right time for me,” Guberman says. “I was looking for something that was psychedelic, that was rock and roll and yet was modern.” Three years ago, Guberman went from Grateful Dead fan to Terrapin Crossroads regular, and he now performs several times a month with the Terrapin Family Band and Grateful Dead founding bassist Phil Lesh at the venue, which Lesh owns and operates. Guberman appears July 6 in Sonoma at the Reel Fish Shop & Grill with guitarist Grahame Lesh, drummer Pete Lavezzoli ( Jerry Garcia Band) and bassist Robin Sylvester (RatDog). After studying classical piano at the Hartt School in Connecticut, Guberman found success in Grateful Dead tribute bands on the East Coast. He even toured with two former Grateful Dead keyboardists, Tom Constanten and Vince Welnick. After learning about Lesh’s involvement with Terrapin Crossroads and hearing stories about

people meeting him or Grateful Dead guitarist and Sweetwater Music Hall co-owner Bob Weir in and around Marin, Guberman took a trip to see for himself. On that trip, Guberman saw Lesh and friends recreate a Grateful Dead setlist from 1965. Afterwards, he met Lesh and gave him a business card. “I simply said, ‘It’s my lifelong wish to play with you,’” remembers Guberman. “And he said, ‘Well, stranger things have happened.’” That initial vacation turned into an extended stay, and Guberman found himself on the stage at Terrapin, playing with musicians he met along the way. Soon after, he and his wife relocated to the North Bay. “Everything’s been a dream come true.” In addition to jamming with Lesh at Terrapin, Guberman has played alongside Weir at Sweetwater and with just about everybody else in the extended Grateful Dead family. “Playing with them, at some point it feels like the guys I’ve been playing with forever, because that’s what I did forever, listen to their recordings and play along,” says Guberman. Scott Guberman Band performs on Friday, July 13, at 19 Broadway Bar & Nightclub, 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 9:30pm. $10-$15. 415.459.1091.

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The horror!

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Grotesquely Awesome Horror writer Nadia Bulkin explains why ‘Hereditary’ really, really scared her By David Templeton

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alled the most frightening movie to hit theaters in years, Hereditary, from first-time director Ari Aster, has not only thrilled film critics and unsettled millions of moviegoers, it’s accomplished a feat that, with very few exceptions, few modern horror stories are able to achieve: it’s given nightmares to those whose profession is scaring people. “I slept with the light on after I saw it,” says Washington, D.C., author Nadia Bulkin. “Part of me wanted to drive some of those

images out of my mind, but another part of me kept going back to them because they were so gorgeous. But gorgeous in a bad way, right? I kept conjuring these terrible images, that I didn’t really want to remember, but also did want to remember, because they were so grotesquely awesome.” Hereditary is about a family (Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff) coming apart after the death of the matriarch, with the rising suspicion that supernatural forces are affecting the course of their lives. When things start to go bad, they go very, very bad.

Bulkin is the author of the 2017 short story collection She Said Destroy (Word Horde), nominated for a 2018 Shirley Jackson horror fiction award. Through her stories, Bulkin has established herself as one of the best, most viscerally terrifying authors in the genre of horror and weird fiction. Still, in describing her experience of Hereditary, the Jakarta-born author admits the movie scared her far more than she had anticipated. “I was terrified through most of it,” she says with a laugh. Her favorite moment was when

Toni Collette’s character begs her husband to do something he’s reluctant to do, but which she believes is the only way to save her family. “It’s such a human moment,” Bulkin says. “Because you can tell—even though there have been moments when we doubted she was a very good mother—that in that moment, she is any mother trying to protect her children.” That Hereditary starts as a story about a family under extreme emotional and psychological pressure, and then takes a sudden turn into something wholly unexpected, was both a surprise and a relief, Bulkin says. “This ended up affecting me a lot more than it would have if things had gone the way I expected,” she says. “I really did appreciate that moment of watching someone trying to do the right thing, when they don’t really have the mental


‘Hereditary’ is now playing in select theaters in the North Bay.

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capacity to figure out what the right thing even is. It made me feel compassion for her. Then it took me straight back to terror.” Hereditary, she says, is clearly a movie about mental illness and grief. “I think it’s a brilliant, no-holdsbarred marriage of the human experience of loss, and this totally unknowable, what-the-fuck-isgoing-on feeling of the spirit world ruthlessly and brutally calling, and just not stopping,” she says. “Rarely have I seen a movie that blends those two elements so well.” In some ways, of course, it’s also a movie about possession. Sort of. “The line is fine between demonic possession and demonic control,” Bulkin says. “It’s a line that horror movies have been playing with for a long time. I’m pretty sure I’ve crossed that line myself in my fiction. There’s traditional possession, which is like the soul’s embodiment, taking up residency inside someone’s body. And then there’s a kind of marionette possession, which is like making somebody dance without committing yourself—you being the demon—to living in someone’s body. From the point of view of the possessed person, I guess it’s the difference between being a sacred vessel and just being meat. Being meat doesn’t usually work out so well. It’s probably a lot better to be a vessel.” A movie like Hereditary, Bulkin adds, is designed to be seen in a theater surrounded by people with whom you can share the experience. Even total strangers become uniquely joined together in the common experience of shared terror. “There’s nothing like hearing a roomful of people blurting out whispered profanities when something really fucked-up has happened,” she says. “There was this one moment when a woman behind us suddenly let out this blood-curdling scream—but it came at a time when nothing had really happened. She just needed to release some tension, I guess. She said, “Oh. Sorry,” and the whole theater started laughing. Our tension was so high, we really needed to laugh. Because sometimes, when you are terrified out of your mind, laughter is the best way to keep from, you know, going right over the edge.”

Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) gets an insect buddy in the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly).

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Quantum Leaps Ant-Man and the Wasp rise above By Richard von Busack

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t’s a terrible thing to lose your mother, particularly when she shrinks down to a nano-particle. Hope (Evangeline Lilly) is the daughter of the original superhero, Wasp (Michelle Pfeiffer), who vanished, shrinking suit and all, into the inner-space labyrinth decades ago. Her father, the original Ant-Man, crusty Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), raised Hope alone. During Scott Lang’s sojourn through the infinitesimal, he picked up a signal from the lost Wasp. Unfortunately, Scott (Paul Rudd) is in no legal position to help Hank and Hope, being under house arrest for violating the Sokovia Accords, as seen in Captain America: Civil War. (His probation is enforced by Randall Park, a soft-witted FBI

agent whose vocation—youth pastor—says it all.) An all-important gizmo of some sort is in play among the Pyms and a folksy but lethal arms dealer (Walton Goggins) and the tormented sufferer of “molecular dis-equilibrium” known as Ghost (Hanna John-Kamen, far more interesting than she was in Ready Player One). Freed (illegally) from his ankle collar, Scott still has problems with his daughter Cassie (the charming Abby Ryder Fortson), who calls him when he’s tied up and being interrogated by a villain. In addition to all the superhero color, the fights and aerial madness, Ant-Man and the Wasp has a great deal of San Francisco terroir. The perspective of the city’s heights and flats mirrors the ever-changing size

of the hapless hero, big enough to wade around like the Colossus of Rhodes near Fisherman’s Wharf, and tiny enough to brave the quantum realm. (“Do you guys put the word ‘quantum’ in front of everything?” Scott complains.) In a movie where a building can be shrunk and wheeled away like an airport suitcase, or a fleet of cars can be carried in a Hot Wheels Rally Case, even Stan Lee gets in an acid-flashback joke to go with the fantasmagorica. Everything that seemed patchy and desperate in the original runs smoothly here. The movie’s sidebars are as wide as a hippie’s lapels, but all of it pays off: from an inch-high car in a Bullitt-like chase to the vaudeville accents of Scott’s pals at the X-Con Security System, it’s all wonderful fun. The ending, a tribute to the drive-in movie experience, shows that it’s gauged its weight perfectly. It has all the ingenuity and a lot more of the feeling that the first movie was groping around for. ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is playing in wide release in the North Bay.


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• New Movies This Week Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13)

By Matthew Stafford

Friday, July 6–Thursday, July 12 Ant-Man and the Wasp (1:58) More Marvel superheroes go celluloid as Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly impersonate two very tiny world-savers. The Catcher Was a Spy (1:38) True tale of renaissance man Moe Berg, the erudite, multilingual major league catcher who spied for the OSS during WWII; Paul Rudd stars. Fireworks (1:30) Akiyuki Shinbo anime about a troupe of teenagers celebrating the summer and approaching adulthood in a seaside village. The First Purge (1:37) Dystopian horror flick about a not-so-distant United States where rampant, violent lawlessness is celebrated one night per year. Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Ondolf (1:15) Celebration of the cutter-edge urban designer whose works include Chicago’s Millennium Park and New York’s High Line. Florence and the Uffizi Gallery (1:40) Take a cinematic stroll through the onetime cradle of the Italian Renaissance and its masterpiece-packed jewel, the Uffizi Gallery. The Guardians (2:14) Lush, meditative French period piece stars Nathalie Baye as the matriarch of a family farm who discovers her independence when the menfolk march off to war. Hearts Beat Loud (1:37) Sweet-natured musical about an aging hipster who bonds with his teenage daughter when they start an indie rock band. Hereditary (2:07) Escalatingly unsettling horror flick stars Toni Collette as an heiress who delves too deeply into her fraught family heritage; Ari Aster directs. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (1:25) The monstrous cartoon innkeepers are back and looking for fun on a spookfilled ocean cruise; Mel Brooks, Steve Buscemi and Fran Drescher vocalize. Incredibles 2 (1:58) The super-family is back with Mama Helen saving the world and Papa Bob staying home with the kids; Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson lend voice. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2:09) Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt head to Isla Nubar to rescue the local dinosaurs from a life-devouring volcano! Keep the Change (1:34) Charming indie romcom about the offbeat love affair between a wannabe filmmaker and a free spirit on the autism spectrum. A Kid Like Jake (1:32) Enlightened New Yorkers Claire Danes and Jim Parsons struggle with their precocious son’s aborning gender identity. The King (1:49) Documentarian Eugene Jarecki crosses the U.S. in Elvis’ 1963 Rolls, revisiting the King’s old haunts with ridealongs from Emmylou Harris, Dan Rather, Chuck D and other luminaries. Leave No Trace (1:48) Poignant tale of a father and daughter’s idyllic life in the Oregon wilds and the encroaching urban Zeitgeist that threatens it. Let the Sunshine In (1:34) French romantic

comedy about the many (flawed) loves of a Parisian artist (Juliette Binoche); Claire Denis directs. Lives Well Lived (1:12) Inspiring and illuminating documentary features 40 women and men ages 75 to 100 sharing their hard-won wisdom on how to live a meaningful life. McKellen: Playing the Part (1:36) Documentary focuses on the acclaimed British thespian Ian McKellen’s life and work, from his WWII boyhood to his starring roles in the West End to his LGBTQ activism. National Theatre London: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2:40) Direct from South Bank, it’s Simon Stephens’ gripping drama about an autistic teenager’s methodical quest for a mysterious dog-slayer. Ocean’s 8 (1:50) Rat Pack redux as Sandra Bullock leads a gang of unstoppable sisters through a $150 million heist; Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter costar. On Chesil Beach (1:50) Romantic drama about a young couple grappling with the sexual mores of the early ’60s; Saoirse Ronan stars. The Pushouts (0:56) Hard-hitting documentary about Victor Rios, a teenage gang member/heroin dealer who turned his life around thanks to caring mentors and his own inner strength. Skyscraper (1:43) Security expert Dwayne Johnson goes all Die Hard when he finds himself in the world’s tallest skyscraper with a stem-to-stern inferno and several hundred people who want to kill him. Swan Lake (3:00) The Royal Ballet presents choreographer Liam Scarlett’s fresh new interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic work about a beautiful woman transformed into a swan. Tag (1:36) Five middle-aged Peter Pans continue their lifelong game of übertag despite an impending marriage; Jon Hamm stars. 350 Days: Legends, Champions, Survivors (2:05) Behind-the-scenes look at the wild world of professional wrestling and such legendary figures as Bret Hart, Billy Graham and JJ Dillon. Three Identical Strangers (1:36) Cascadingly astonishing documentary about identical triplets separated at birth, reunited decades later and . . . Uncle Drew (1:43) Aging hoopsters round up a team of superstars and enter a Harlem street ball tournament; Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller and Nate Robinson star. Won’t You Be My Neighbor (1:33) Loving tribute to Fred Rogers, the soft-spoken star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, features interviews and clips from the show’s 30-year run. Yellow Submarine (1:27) Groovy dayglo Swingin’ Sixties cartoon-parablemulligitawny of dry wit, eye-filling artwork and a dozen Beatles tunes.

• Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle (PG) The Catcher Was a Spy (R) Deadpool 2 (R) Fireworks (Not Rated) The First Purge (R)

Cinema: Fri-Wed 10, 1, 4, 10; 3D showtime at 7 Fairfax: 12:40, 3:40, 7, 9:55 daily Northgate: Fri-Sun 10, 10:45, 11:30, 1, 1:45, 2:30, 4, 4:45, 5:30, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 10, 10:45, 11:20, 3D showtimes at 9:15, 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15; Mon-Wed 10, 10:45, 11:30, 1, 1:45, 2:30, 4, 4:45, 5:30, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 10, 10:45, 3D showtimes at 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30; Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:45, 6:45 Rowland: 9:30, 10, 12:20, 3:10, 4, 7, 8:50, 10 (times may change Mon-Thu) Regency: Mon 7 Lark: Fri 9; Sat 7; Sun 2:15; Mon 4:30; Tue 6:15; Wed 1:45; Thu 10:50, 5:15 Northgate: Fri-Wed 5:35, 8:20 Northgate: Sat 12:55 Northgate: Fri-Sun 9:40, 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Mon-Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 Rowland: 10:20, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 (times may change Mon-Thu) Rafael: Fri-Sat 2; Mon-Wed 4:15 Lark: Wed 6:15

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Ondolf (Not Rated) • Florence and the Uffizi Gallery (Not Rated) The Guardians (R) Lark: Sat 4:15; Sun 8:40; Wed 11 Hearts Beat Loud (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:50, 2:25, 5, 7:30, 9:55; Sun, Tue 11:50, 2:25, 5, 7:30; Mon, Thu 11:20, 1:55, 4:30 Hereditary (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 4:20, 10:25 Fairfax: Thu 5, 7:30 Northgate: Thu 5, 7:30, 10; 3D showtimes • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG-13) at 6:15, 8:45 Playhouse: Thu 5, 7:30 Rowland: Thu 5, 7:30, 10; 3D showtimes at 6:15, 8:45 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:10, 10:05; Sat-Sun 12:30, Incredibles 2 (PG) 7:10, 10:05, 3D showtime at 4 Northgate: Fri-Sun 9:30, 10:30, 11:35, 12:30, 1:30, 2:35, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30, 10:30; Mon-Wed 10:30, 11:35, 12:30, 1:30, 2:35, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30, 10:30 Playhouse: Fri-Sat 12:15, 3:15, 6:30, 9:10; Sun-Thu 12:15, 3:15, 6:30 Rowland: 9:40, 10:10, 12:40, 1:10, 3:40, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 (times may change Mon-Thu) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:50, 3D showtime at 9:45; Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:50, 3D showtime at 9:45 Northgate: Fri-Sun 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, 10:15, 11:15; Mon-Wed 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, 10:15 Rowland: 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 6:40, 7:30, 9:40, 10:40 (times may change Mon-Thu) Keep the Change (Not Rated) Lark: Fri 2:40; Sun 6:40; Tue 4:10; Thu 1 Lark: Fri 7; Sat 10:45am; Mon 2:30; Wed 8:20 • A Kid Like Jake (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sat 3:45, 6:15, 8:45; Sun 1:15, 6:30 (filmmaker Eugene • The King (R) Jarecki in person at 6:30 show); Mon-Wed 6:15, 8:45; Thu 3:45, 8 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 6:10, 7:40, 10:15; Sun-Thu • Leave No Trace (PG) 11:30, 2:15, 4:50, 6:10, 7:40 Let the Sunshine In (R) Lark: Fri 12:35; Sat 9; Mon 12:30; Tue 10:20am Lives Well Lived (Not Rated) Lark: Sun 10:20am; Tue 2:30 Rafael: Thu 7:15 • McKellen: Playing the Part (Not Rated) • The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin (G) Regency: Wed 1, 7 Sequoia: Wed 1, 7 Muse: Drones World Tour (Not Rated) Lark: Thu 7:30 Northgate: Tue 10am Lark: Sat 1 • My Little Pony: The Movie (PG) Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:20, 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:55 On Chesil Beach (R) Lark: Fri 10:20am; Sun 4:20; Tue 8:30; Wed 3:45 Lark: Mon 7 (Dr. Victor Rios in person) • The Pushouts (Not Rated) RBG (PG) Rafael: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4, 5:45, 8; Sun-Wed 4, 5:45, 8; Thu 4, 5:45 Northgate: Thu 7, 9:40; 3D showtime at 8:20 Rowland: Thu 7, • Skyscraper (PG-13) 9:30; 3D showtimes at 8:15, 10:45 Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) Northgate: Fri, Sun-Wed 10:20, 1:20, 7:20; Sat 9:50, 7:20 Rafael: Sun noon • Swan Lake (Not Rated) Tag (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:05, 12:35, 3:05, 5:25, 7:50, 10:20 • 350 Days: Legends, Champions, Survivors (R) Regency: Thu 7 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:40, 2:05, 4:35, 7, 9:30; Sun-Thu 11:40, • Three Identical Strangers (PG-13) 2:05, 4:35, 7 Uncle Drew (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:30, 10; Sat-Sun 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Northgate: Fri, Sun 9:45, 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 8, 10:35; Sat, Mon-Wed 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 8, 10:35 Rowland: 9:50, 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30t (times may change Mon-Thu) Rafael: Sun 4:15 • Yellow Submarine (G)

Because there were too many movies playing this week to list, we have omitted some of the movie summaries and times for those that have been playing for multiple weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm. CinéArts Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 388-1190 Century Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 924-6506 Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax, 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 924-5111 Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael, 491-1314 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon, 435-1251 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael, 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda, 479-6496 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato, 898-3385


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Sing It, Bill 6th Street scores with ‘Illyria’ By Harry Duke

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n a world of musicals based on movies and TV shows, why not Shakespeare? Such is Illyria, a musical adaptation of Twelfth Night first produced Off-Broadway in 2002 and now running at 6th Street Playhouse. Peter Mills, who wrote Illyria’s book and score, takes the plotline of this 17th-century comedy, modernizes its speech and time period, sets it to music and come ups with a terrifically entertaining piece of theater. Shakespeare’s tale involves shipwrecked and separated twins Viola (Carmen Mitchell) and Sebastian (Lorenzo Alviso); Duke Orsino (Burton Thomas), the lovelorn leader of the isle of Illyria; Olivia (Tracy Hinman), the in-mourning object of his affection; Andrew Aguecheek (Stephen Kanaski), a silly suitor for Olivia’s hand; Sir Toby Belch (Seth Dahlgren), Olivia’s soused uncle; Malvolio (Larry Williams), a stuffed-shirt steward; Maria (Gillian Eichenberger), a servant with eyes on Sir Toby; and Feste (Tim Setzer), a fool who narrates the tale. Impersonation, mistaken identity, gender confusion and trickery all come into play before things get sorted out and everyone ends up with his or her intended.

Mills’ 20-plus songs vary in style from a lilting ballad (“Save One”) to English music-hall numbers like the hilarious “Cakes and Ale.” Musical director Lucas Sherman has a six-piece band delivering the beguiling score flawlessly, while director Craig Miller’s cast provides superb vocal talents. This may be the best sounding musical 6th Street has produced. Mitchell charms as the genderbending Viola and is matched by Burton’s flustered Orsino. Orsino’s musical confession of love to Alviso’s Sebastian (whom Viola was impersonating) shows Shakespeare was a couple of centuries ahead of society when it came to samesex relationships. Ample comedic support is provided by Dahlgren, Williams and Kanaski, with Setzer’s clowning as Feste rakishly amusing. Craig Miller ends his tenure at 6th Street Playhouse on a high note with this delightful production. ‘Illyria’ runs Friday–Sunday through July 8 at 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Friday– Saturday, 7:30pm; Saturday–Sunday, 2pm. $22–$38. 707.523.4185. 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

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anada, our quiet neighbor to the north, now has something to boast about other than having a better head of state: the full legalization of cannabis. Last November, the Canadian House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act. And on June 19, 2017, the Canadian Senate approved of the legislation, 52 to 29, with two abstentions. On June 20, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that recreational marijuana would become legal on Oct. 17. Our northern neighbor will be the second country in the world to legalize both medial and recreational marijuana. Uruguay was the first. Then–Uruguayan President José Mujica signed legislation to legalize recreational cannabis in December 2013, though the transition from illegal to legal has been tough. Banks have been reluctant to take pot dollars, and many pharmacies don’t want to carry cannabis. Uruguay has only 17,391 registered cannabis users, out of a total population of 3.4 million. Canada has about 37 million people in an area that’s slightly bigger than the United States. According to New Frontier Analysts, a cannabis think tank, Canada “is fast becoming the world’s leading cannabis market.” An Israeli medical cannabis company, Globus Pharma, recently signed an agreement to supply cannabis to Canada. The Israeli company wants the revenue; the Canadians need the product for a rapidly expanding market that can’t be fulfilled by domestic sources. According to Marijuana.com, Trump pressured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to export cannabis. But the Israeli minister of public security—with

additional state funding—agreed to increase surveillance of cannabis exports that will be heavily taxed by the government. If all goes according to plan, Canadians will smoke cannabis cultivated by Israelis. Trudeau’s endorsement of recreational cannabis will not likely change Trump’s view of him, and Californians are not likely to look to Canada as a model for the development of its own cannabis industry. We like the way we do things. We tend to think our way is way better than the way other countries, including Canada, do them, though for years Vancouver in British Colombia has produced high-quality cannabis. Vancouver’s “Kush tourism” has attracted travelers from the States and elsewhere. Vancouver’s liberal pot laws encourage visitors to leave their paranoia at the border. In February 2016, a federal judge in British Columbia ruled that medical-marijuana patients have the constitutional right to grow their own marijuana. Maybe the North Coast cannabis industry should send a delegation north and invite them here to show how we do it in the Golden State. Jonah Raskin is the author of ‘Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War.’


Gap Gear It’s a great ride to Stubbs Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap By James Knight

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he sparse vineyards of the Petaluma Gap region are perhaps best explored on a bicycle. The sights, the smells and, of course, the wind inform a terroir experience that’s rewarding even without opening a bottle. A ride to the all-but-hidden Stubbs Vineyard southwest of Petaluma, paired with wines sourced there by DeLoach Vineyards, starts this new series of great rides to great vines. My 42-mile loop begins in downtown Petaluma. Passing the Petaluma

Creamery, Western Avenue becomes Spring Hill Road, and the scent from eucalyptus windbreaks hangs in the air. A long-horned bull looks up, deep in dry grass, then resumes his determined munching. I sight more Angus on this road than Pinot Noir. Patches of green still tint the yellowing hills at the end of June, and green blades stick up around hay bales drying in fields. Here’s why: the sky clouds over and I’m fighting a chilly breeze as ocean air makes one last run inland in late

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DeLoach 2014 Stubbs Vineyard Chardonnay ($50) This wine’s oak aroma is fresh, not toasty, from time spent in just 20 percent new barrels, and doesn’t overwhelm its delicate scent of lemon tartlet and Golden Delicious apple. The creamy characteristics of malolactic fermentation, too, merely wrap and soften the tingly core of cool climate acidity, detailed with more lemon and spice in the aftertaste. A Chablis fan’s Chardonnay? DeLoach 2014 Stubbs Vineyard Pinot Noir ($55) The Pinot, too, is light and spicy, its appearance like strawberry jam, perhaps, informing my palate impression, spiced up with crushed raspberry seeds, late summer Pennyroyal and cardamom, deepening in the glass with overtones of milk chocolate. An enticing wine, well worth the climb. Y

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morning. This must be the gappiest place in the Petaluma Gap. It might as well be February. It’s a left at Bodega Avenue and the Coast Guard training center, but then, forgetting my own route map, I push on up Valley Ford Road instead of taking an immediate left on Tomales. But a left turn on little Carmody Road provides a nice add-on climb, steep but brief, and makes me think about the fine cheese named after it by Bellwether Farms. The pavement, as if shaming Sonoma, turns abruptly smooth at the Marin County line. Turn left on Fallon-Two Rock Road for a stretch, then right on Alexander, a quiet country lane for half the week until the shooting range fires up ThursdaySunday. At last, a left turn back to Petaluma-Tomales Road takes me to Chileno Valley Road on the right. A moderate climb through an oak forested ravine opens to a view of a swan-graced lake. Right on Wilson Hill Road—now this is a climb. The summit rewards with a splendid view of Stubbs Vineyard, nestled in a little valley sheltered from the harshest winds. After enjoying a steep descent, I watch my speed on the left at Hicks Valley Road, which leads to Petaluma-Point Reyes Road. Marinbound bikers can make a pit stop at Marin French Cheese Company to the right; otherwise turn left toward Petaluma. The road is busy, but provides a wide, smooth shoulder after passing the vineyards and olive groves of McEvoy Ranch. Then I’m back in Petaluma.


Even the Hamilton Field–based Republic of Tea made the trek. Navitas Organics was right on trend with its single-serve, superfood supplements, plant-based bars and snacks. The Novato-based company was promoting its new Protein & Greens powders, which include vanilla–and–cacao–flavored

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Among the thousands of exhibitors from over 50 countries and throughout the United States, Marin County had a small but mighty presence.

Silk Road Teas of San Rafael, importers of rare and organic teas from China, was one of the Marin County food companies at New York’s Fancy Foods show last week.

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ow in its 64th year, the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City attracted more than 2,400 specialty-food producers last weekend, who exhibited everything from cardamom and turmeric teas, mushroom jerky and functional vinegars to sparkling watermelon juice.

Over 30,000 buyers, chefs, brokers and distributors descended on the Jacob Javits Convention Center for the Specialty Food Association’s three-day trade show held from June 30–July 2 (a show was also held in January at the Moscone Center in San Francisco) and designed to help entrepreneurs, artisan food makers and importers expand their visibility and market reach.

Among the thousands of exhibitors from over 50 countries and throughout the United States, Marin County had a small but mighty presence. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company and Marin French Cheese were there, as was Larkspur’s Rustic Bakery and Dave’s Gourmet, along with Silk Road Teas—both from San Rafael.

blends for adding to smoothies, hot cereals or yogurt. Marin French Cheese was sampling its holiday baked brie en croute—a decadent marriage of mild traditional brie enrobed in puff pastry from La Boulangerie. The ever-popular Bay Blue and Toma were on full display at the Point Reyes Farmstead’s booth among an abundant of neighboring cheese producers of every kind. Husband-and-wife team Catherine and Ned Heagerty have been quietly importing rare and organic select tea blends from China and packaging them at their Kerner Boulevard office in San Rafael. Organic Tieguanyin oolong tea with floral, buttery flavors and a full-bodied Keemun black tea that boasted mild cocoa notes were available to sample. Along with countless teas, chocolates, olive oils and cheeses, there was also a multitude of innovative and unusual products like pretzels made from cauliflower, single-serve Ayurvedic kitchari cups, puffed edamame and fish jerky. Not everything will make it into markets, but chances are, if it survives this show and catches the interest of distributors and buyers, it will eventually make it onto store shelves throughout the country. Y


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Gabrielson Park Jul 6, 6:30pm, Medicine Ball Band. Anchor St, Sausalito. 415.289.4152.

The Tavern on Fourth Jul 6, Marhsall House Project. Jul 7, Stuffed. 711 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.4044.

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Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Jul 11, Matt Jaffe. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005.

Terrapin Crossroads Jul 4, 2pm, Fourth of July with Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band. Jul 7, the Incubators. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773.

Isle of Klezbos All-women’s klezmer powerhouse play neo-traditional folk and other genre-defying originals. Jul 8, 7pm. $10-$30. The Old Cotati Cabaret, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 707.664.8622. Katchafire New Zealand-based roots and reggae phenomenon hits the North Bay. Jul 8, 8:30pm. $25. Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048. Michael McDonald Veteran songwriter plays off new album, “Wide Open,” his first record of originals in almost 20 years. Jul 8, 6pm. $89 and up. Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg. 707.431.1533.

MARIN COUNTY Everyone Orchestra Conducted by Matt Butler, the magical ensemble features Phil Lesh, Ivan Neville, John Kadlecik, Grahame Lesh and others. Jul 7, 8pm. $35. Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. San Francisco Music Club Group of eclectic musicians, led by Jimmy Dillon and Lorin Rowan, reunite for a massive dance party. Jul 6, 8pm. $22-$27. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Summer Nights Festival Outdoor concert features the Afro-Cuban rhythms of Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, with pre-show Latin dance lessons, food, drinks and more. Jul 7, 6pm. $22$32; kids 17 and under are free. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

NAPA COUNTY Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters Acclaimed actor is also a talented bandleader, and his “psychobilly” ensemble plays a mix of classic country and British-inspired rock. Jul 6, 7pm. $30$85. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900. Napa Live: Inside & Out Annual live music crawl includes musicians performing in stores, parks, plazas, patios and throughout Napa’s many venues. Jul 8, 12pm. Free. downtown, Main street and Town Center, Napa. donapa.com.

Clubs & Venues Fenix Jul 5, Craig Caffall Band. Jul 6, the Eric Wiley Band. Jul 8, Just Suzanne. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600.

L’Appart Resto Jul 5, the Blue Rooster Combo. 636 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.256.9884. Lighthouse Bar & Grill Jul 7, the 7th Sons. 475 E Strawberry Dr, Mill Valley. 415.381.4400. Marin Country Mart Jul 6, Friday Night Jazz with Lorca Hart Trio. Jul 8, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Foxes in the Henhouse. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700. 19 Broadway Club Jul 4, Damon LeGall Band. Jul 5, Tie Dye Blues Band. Jul 6, First Fridays reggae night with Broken Silence Sound System. Jul 7, the Gun Hill Royals. Jul 8, Fog Holler. Jul 10, Leon Bristow & Freeway Frank. Jul 11, Lulu & the Rent Party. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091. Novato Civic Green Jul 7, 5pm, James Harman. De Long Ave & Sherman Ave, Novato. Panama Hotel Restaurant Jul 5, John Hoy. Jul 10, Panama 3. Jul 11, Arthur Javier. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993. Papermill Creek Saloon Jul 6, Overbite. Jul 7, El Cajon. Jul 8, Papermill Gang. 1 Castro, Forest Knolls. 415.488.9235. Peri’s Silver Dollar Jul 5, Liquid Green. Jul 6, Modern Monsters. Jul 7, La Mandanga. Jul 8, Cascade Canyon. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910. Piccolo Pavilion Jul 8, 5pm, oMega Live. Redwood and Corte Madera avenues, Corte Madera. 415.302.1160. Rancho Nicasio Jul 6, Gary Vogensen & the Ramble Band. Jul 8, 4pm, Peter Rowan’s bluegrass birthday bash with the Rowan Brothers. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219. Sausalito Seahorse Jul 6, the 7th Sons. Jul 7, Sonamo’. Jul 8, 4pm, Orquestra Bembe. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899. Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Jul 4, Epicenter Sound System. Jul 5, Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters. Jul 6, Emael. Jul 7, Just Friends. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311. Sweetwater Music Hall Jul 5, Jazz Is Phish. Jul 7, the Wood Brothers. Jul 8, tribute to Townes van Zandt with Darren Nelson, Jeremy D’Antonio and others. Jul 11, Scott Pemberton and Dirty Revival. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Tam Valley Community Center Jul 6, Wendy DeWitt. 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley.

Throckmorton Theatre Jul 5, 6:30pm, Le Jazz Hot Quartet. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Tomales Town Hall Jul 7, 6pm, Rejuvenation Concert Series with the Haggards. 27150 Shoreline Hwy, Tomales. 707.878.2006. Town Center Corte Madera Jul 8, 12pm, Corte Madera Town Band. 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.924.2961. Travis Marina Bar & Grill Jul 6, Spirits of Turpentine. 1679 Sommerville Rd, Sausalito. 415.332.2319. Trek Winery Jul 7, Domestic Harmony. 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883. Whistlestop Jul 5, 11am, Patriotic Luncheon & Sing-Along with Crystal and Dan Duo and Alan Thomas with Jeanne Skybrook. 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062.

Gallery Openings Gallery Route One Jul 6-Aug 12, “Tell Tale,” members’ show offers an invitation to visit private worlds of imagination from 26 artists. Reception, Jul 7 at 2:30pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347. Throckmorton Theatre Jul 6-31, “Sharon Paster & Robbie Sugg,” oil paintings inspired by coastal scenes and works that intersect painting and print media show. Reception, Jul 10 at 5pm. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Tiburon Town Hall Jul 5-Aug 30, “Celebrating Life,” featuring works by members of Marin Society of Artists. Reception, July 8 at 5pm. 1505 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon.

Galleries Art Works Downtown Through Jul 7, “Storytelling,” exhibit invites viewers to construct stories in 1337 Gallery, while “Interpretations” displays watercolors and mixed-media by Liz Schiff and Lynette Porteous in Underground Gallery and “Monstrosity” shows new paintings by Naomi Alessandra in Founders’ Gallery. Reception, Jun 8 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Bolinas Museum Through Aug 12, “Devine Gardens,” Mayumi Oda and the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center is featured in the main gallery, with Linda Connor’s “In the Himalayas” photography and Patricia Yenawine’s “Fired Up!” ceramics. Reception, Jun 16 at 2pm. 48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. Fri, 1 to 5; Sat-Sun, noon to 5; and by appointment. 415.868.0330. Book Passage Through Nov 30, “Tom Killion Residency,” acclaimed Marin artist returns to Book Passage’s gallery for a year-long exhibition of his original prints and handcrafted books. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. Daily, 9am to 9pm. 415.927.0960. Headlands Center for the Arts Through Aug 23, “Gala Porras-Kim: Trials in Ancient Technologies,”Los Angeles-based artist investigates ancient methodologies of decay and documentation. Reception, Jul 15 at 4pm. 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. Sun-Fri, noon to 4. 415.331.2787. Marin Community Foundation Through Sep 20, “Human...Nature: A Guy Colwell Retrospect,” exhibition spans the artist’s figurative social surrealism from the 1970s to current day. Reception, May 30 at 6pm. 5 Hamilton Landing, Ste 200, Novato. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5. Marin Society of Artists Through Jul 28, “On the Road,” juried art exhibit features depictions of highways and byways across America. Reception, Jul 13 at 5pm. 1515 Third St, San Rafael. Wed-Sun, Noon to 4pm. 415.464.9561. MarinMOCA Through Jul 29, “Make Your Mark,” exhibition of work by artists who explore making marks in unique ways commemorates MarinMOCA’s 35th year. Reception, Jun 16 at 5pm. 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, 11 to 5. 415.506.0137. Robert Allen Fine Art Through Jul 31, “Landscapes & Cityscapes,” group exhibition of works on canvas. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800.

Comedy Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias Massively popular standup appears as part of his “One Show Fits All” world tour. Jul 7, 7:30pm. $25 and up. Green Music Center Weill Hall, 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040. Punchline Palooza Summer standup series features monthly shows with headlining comedians. Fri, Jul 6, 8pm. $20. Palooza Gastropub, 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood. 707.833.4000. Tuesday Night Live See standup comedians Frank Cronin, Chris Storin, Kevin Wong and others. Jul 10, 8pm. $17-$27. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600.

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Fourth and Kentucky Streets, Petaluma. petalumadowntown.com. Senior World Hockey Tournament Seventy teams, featuring players aged 40-96 from, across the US and Canada play in this 43rd annual tournament. Jul 6-15. Free admission. Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa. 707.546.7147.

Field Trips Bat Potluck & Hike Late afternoon and evening walk explores bats and other nighttime critters, with a potluck dinner and optional campout. Registration required. Jul 7, 4:30pm. Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 8759 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. landpaths.org. Dragons in our Watershed Chase down an array of dragonflies in the watershed during a fun-filled outing. Pre-registration required. Jul 8, 9:30am. $25$50. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277. Healthy Parks, Healthy People Join Sugarloaf hike leaders and meet others committed to improving their health and well-being through exercise and spending time in nature. Sat, Jul 7, 10am. Free. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.5712. Living with Lions Nature exploration includes information on local mountain lions and their role in the ecosystem. Jul 7, 10am. Martin Griffin Preserve, 4900 Shoreline Hwy 1, Stinson Beach. 415.868.9244.

A nature exploration on July 7 at the Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach focuses on mountain lions and includes information on their role in the Marin County ecosystem.

Dance

support the 2018 summer tour. Jul 6, 7pm. The Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.528.7554.

Big Mesa Farm Jul 6-8, 5pm, QuintEssence, Julia Adam Dance presents immersive experience blending ballet, art, food and nature in West Marin. $200, juliaadamdance.com. 280 Mesa Rd, Bolinas.

Arts & Street Printing Festival Interactive event features live street printing using a pavement roller, with live music, food, beverages and printmaking activities for all ages. Jul 8, 10:30am. Free. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797.

Hermann Sons Hall Mondays, 7pm. through Aug 6, Summer Folk Dancing, evening includes folk dances from all over the world. $6. 860 Western Ave, Petaluma 707.762.9962.

Events The Art is Medicine Show Kickoff Fundraiser The Imaginists celebrate 10 years of free, bilingual and bicycle-powered theater. All proceeds from this fundraiser kick-off party

Enmanji Temple Teriyaki Barbecue & Bazaar Day of cultural activities features musical performances, bonsai and flower arrangement demonstrations, games for the kids, bingo and raffle for the adults and homemade food. Jul 8, 10am. Free admission. Enmanji Buddhist Temple, 1200 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol. 707.823.2252. The French Market Outdoor antique market features vintage furniture, decor, clothing, jewelry and more,

with crepes and live music. Second Sun of every month, 9am. through Oct 14. Free admission. Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael. goldengateshows.com. Glass, Photography & Wood Showcase Several artists at the co-op demonstrate and sell their crafts, with raffle and sales. Jul 7, 12pm. Free admission. Artisans’ Co-op, 17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega. 707.876.9830. Network Entrepreneurial Women of Marin An evening where you can network with other entrepreneurial women and enjoy delicious dining. RSVP required. Jul 10, 6pm. Piatti’s Ristorante & Bar, 625 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley. newofmarin.com. Petaluma Art & Garden Festival Seventeenth annual fest features two stages of live music, local wine, beer and food and over 145 artisan craft and garden vendors. Jul 8, 11am. Free. Downtown Petaluma,

Solar Viewing & Public Star Party View stars near and far with the observatory’s telescopes and experts on hand. Solar viewing is free and star party is $3, plus parking. Sat, Jul 7, 11am and 8pm. Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. 707.833.6979. Summer Family Fun under the Redwoods Enjoy a potluck meal and activities for kids of all ages. Jul 7, 10am. Rancho Mark West Farm, 7125 St Helena Rd, Santa Rosa, landpaths.org. Sunset Hike & Dine Great views and complimentary wine make for a memorable evening hike before dinner. Space is limited, RSVP required. Jul 7, 6pm. $20 plus dinner. Pelican Inn, 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach. 415.331.0100. Yoga Hike & Potluck Practice yoga while taking in gorgeous views. Pre-registration required. Jul 7, 9am. Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 8759 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental. landpaths.org.

Film CULT Film Series Special musical version of the classic film series presents “Grease” and Grease 2” in a double bill. Jul 5, 7pm. $10. Third Street


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The King Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki appears for a special screening of his documentary about Elvis Presley. Jul 8, 6:30pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222. KRSH Backyard Movies Wine Country radio station screens “Almost Famous” at dusk. Jul 5, 7:30pm. KRSH, 3565 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.588.0707.

Fresh Starts Chef Event Michelin-starred Chef Stefano Masanti presents a menu celebrating Italy in the summer. Jul 9, 6:30pm. $60. The Key Room, 1385 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato. 415.382.3363, ext 215. Napa Craft Beer, Spirits & Oyster Festival Indoor/outdoor event boasts 35 breweries, local mixologists, tons of shucking and more. Jul 7. $55 and up. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St, Napa. napacraftbeerfestival.com.

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Let’s Talk About Death Final Passages’ ongoing film series screens the three generation-spanning drama “The Hours,” followed by a lively and educational discussion. Jul 10, 6:30pm. $5-$15. Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.

Off the Grid Food Trucks Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music and take in great views. Sun, 11am. Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

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Marin Green Drinks Movie Night Monthly green business mixer welcomes wildlife filmmaker Maya Khosla to preview to new films Jul 10, 5:30pm. Free. Lotus Cuisine of India, 704 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.456.5808.

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Robot & Frank Futuristic drama about a retiree and his companion robot plays in the “Science on Screen” series, with Q&A featuring PHD candidate Mike Laskey. Jul 10, 7:45pm. $8. Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.9779. Served Like a Girl Marin Women’s Political Action Committee presents Lysa Heslov’s documentary about Ms Veteran America, helping women vets transition from soldier to civilian. Jul 11, 6:30pm. $5. Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A St, San Rafael. 415.721.0636. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mill Valley’s Movies in the Park series welcomes families to watch films in a redwood grove. Jul 6, 6pm. Free. Old Mill Park, Throckmorton and Cascade, Mill Valley. Yellow Submarine Trippy animated film based on the Beatles’ music gets a 50th anniversary screening with a newly restored print. Jul 8, 4:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222.

Food & Drink BR Cohn Farm-to-Table Dinner Series Savor a delicious dinner by the Girl & the Fig paired with BR Cohn’s limited-production estate wines, served in the winery’s new open-air barrel barn. Jul 7, 6pm. $95. BR Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen. 707.938.4064. Christopher Silva SRJC Food & Wine Classic Fundraiser features over 20 premier wineries

Breast Cancer & the Environment: What We Know, What We Can Do Special event is led by guest speakers from the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. Jul 11, 5:30pm. Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.455.5260. Dyeing with Indigo & Oak Galls Learn about the unique qualities and process of indigo dyeing with fabric provided by the instructor. Jul 7-8, 10am. $150. West County Fiber Arts, 3787 Ross Rd, Sebastopol. 707.827.3315. Fire Recovery Community Engagement Workshop gathers public input to shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan to ensure the safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County. Jul 10, 6pm. Sonoma County Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa. 707.579. ARTS. Workshop gathers public input to shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan to ensure the safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County. Jul 11, 6pm. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797. How Waterways Wrote Our History Learn how the environment shaped the North Bay culturally up to the 1800s. Preregistration required. Jul 7, 3pm. $12. Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277. It’s Complicated Conversation covers the complex relationship between Mexico and the United States. Jul 11, 7pm. Outdoor Art Club, 1 W Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.2582. Love & Wisdom Sufi master Ali Kianfar presents a series of classes throughout the afternoon on understanding the Koran, the Bible and more. Sun, Jul 8, 1pm. $60 and up. Institute for Sufi Studies,

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The Art Is Medicine Show The Imaginists’ 10th annual bilingual, bicycle-powered summer tour visits several local parks with an all-new show inspired by Homer’s “The Odyssey.” See website for details. Jul 7-22. Free. Santa Rosa parks, various locations, Santa Rosa. theimaginists.org.

San Rafael Copperfield’s Books Jul 8, 2pm, Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show, featuring several local poets. 850 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.524.2800.

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Cosmos: Planet Home Fairfax Theatre Company’s original production uses special effects, dance and music to tell the story of the universe. Through Jul 21. $10-$20. Fairfax Pavilion, 142 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.779.8382.

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Hamlet Marin Shakespeare Company presents the epic drama in a contemporary setting in this production directed by Robert Currier. Through Jul 8. $12-$38. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafael. marinshakespeare.org.

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14 Commercial Blvd, Ste 101, Novato. 415.382.7834. Meditation at Whistlestop Learn how to lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and restore healthy sleep patterns. Thurs, 3:30pm. $5. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062. Senior Circle Share the challenges of aging in a safe and supportive environment in partnership with the Center for Attitudinal Healing. Wed, 10am. Free. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062. Skin Care Workshop Learn to take care of yor aging skin and make a DIY face mask. Jul 11, 1pm. $35. Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440. Summer Beekeeping Hive Dives Beginner to intermediate beekeeper hands-on class led by experienced beekeeper Jon Sevigny. Mon, Jul 9, 5pm. $15. Napa Valley College Upper Campus, 1088 College Ave, St Helena. 707.967.2900.

Tai Chi Class David Mac Lam teaches classic Yang-style taiji, qigong and Taoist-style meditation. Mon, 11am. $8-$10. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062. TED Talks Group Hear a talk on how language shapes the way we think by Lera Boroditsky, with lively discussion. Jul 5, 2pm. $5. Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.2440. Truth & Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Learn about seven young Englishmen who formed an artistic alliance in 1848 to rebel against their Victorian art world. Jul 10, 12pm. San Anselmo Library, 110 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo. 415.258.4656.

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Illyria Modern musical take on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” mixes mistaken identities and clever melodies for a romantic tale of hijinks. Through Jul 8. $22-$38. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185. The Old Friends Valley Players present the gripping drama about old friends on opposing sides of issues surrounding legacy, loyalty and the meaning of happiness. Jul 7-15. $20. Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr, Yountville. 707.944.9900. Shakespeare’s Will Spirited and sensual imagining of the inner life of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, stars Elena Wright. Through Jul 8. $12-$38. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave, Dominican University, San Rafael. marinshakespeare.org. Shrek, the Musical Raven Players presents the music-filled stage show about the unlikely hero. Through Jul 8. $10-$35. Raven Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg. 707.433.3145. Straight White Men When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they confront issues about identity and privilege. Through Jul 15. $10-$49. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208.


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Trivia answers «5 1. The Marin County Civic Center 2. Snout 3. Pluto 4. Denver, Colo.; Des Moines, Iowa; Dover, Del.

5. Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men 6. The Statue of Liberty 7. Equestrianism, followed by

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9. “I Got You Babe,” Sonny & Cher 10. Toward, inward, outward,

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By Amy Alkon

Q:

I got ghosted—dumped by a guy who just disappeared on me, no explanation—after three months of lovey-dovey dating. Clearly, he isn’t a great person, yet I’m unable to stop thinking about him and wondering why he left. How do I accept that it’s over so I can start dating again?—Plagued

A:

It’s hard on the ego to learn why somebody’s leaving you, but it beats needing a Ouija board. It’s the mystery that’s causing the problem. Typically, when rotten things happen to us, our feel-bad emotions (like anger and sadness) rise up—driving us to take a wiser course of action the next time so we’ll keep those bad feelings from popping by again: “Wassup? Got any beer?” Knowing the wiser course starts with knowing what to avoid. But all you’ve got is a terrible itch—the itch of uncertainty about why this guy vanished—and little hope of yanking him in to give you answers: “Wanted/Reward: Ex-boyfriend who ghosted me, last seen on 3/11/2018 carrying the remains of my dignity in a green reusable bag.” However, you can probably dupe your mind into believing it has the answer. Research by cognitive neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga suggests our mind is quick to create stories to fill in and make sense out of incomplete information—and then we tend to go right ahead and believe our stories. To take advantage of this, imagine a possible reason the guy vamoosed on you and then just decide to accept it as the reason. What might also help is transforming your thoughts of the guy into a material object, like a piece of garbage, and throwing it away. And, yes, I get that this sounds absurd, but there’s a growing area of social science research—embodied cognition—that finds taking action is a highly efficient way to change our feelings. Should the guy sneak back into your thoughts, don’t worry; just widen the shot. Shift your focus from him to yourself, looking at how you maybe crossed your fingers that you had a keeper instead of seeing whether that actually was the case. Understanding what you should do differently is the first step toward expanding the male companionship in your life, amusing as it can be to spend your nights watching your current partner get loaded on catnip.

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My husband and I are both 70, and we have a good, satisfying sex life. I found out recently that he masturbates now and then. I was puzzled and hurt, but he said he just doesn’t want to bother me all the time. Should I be worried that he’s masturbating?—In the Dark

A:

You really want your husband to hit you up for some sex whenever the urge strikes him? Imagine the call: “Hi, honey, I’m in the golf course bathroom. How quickly can you get down here?” As long as your husband isn’t ditching sex with you for his knuckle-love sessions, his masturbating isn’t something you should take personally. People masturbate because they’re bored, they’re tense, they can’t sleep or their phone needs to recharge before they can continue their Facebook flame war over whether Saved by the Bell was a vehicle for the Illuminati. Also, there are times when a person just wants to get off solo, maybe because they’re short on time and maybe because they’re low on emotional energy (and their hand doesn’t get miffy if they don’t cuddle it afterward and tell it it’s beautiful). Still, maybe you’re thinking, “Well, why can’t he just wait till I’m around?” And it’s understandable that you’d think that, maybe because you’re just fine with waiting. And if you are, that may be because you’re a woman. It turns out that there are sex differences in sexual desire. Social psychologist Roy Baumeister and his colleagues, surveying piles of studies, explain that men tend to have a far stronger sex drive, with “more frequent and more intense sexual desires than women.” That’s surely why it’s primarily men (and probably single men) who show up in emergency rooms with embarrassing sex-for-one-related injuries—like wiener-in-the-vacuum-cleaner lacerations. (Since penis-in-vagina sex is fun, why not penis-in-the-Shop-Vac?) So, back to your question: Should you be worried that he’s masturbating? No, you should be celebrating. Bake his penis a cake! That’s what we do for people who are still alive at 70. Why not for their sex parts? Worship the goddess—or sacrifice her at the altar at adviceamy@aol.com.

Astrology

For the week of July 4

ARIES (March 21–April 19) Twentieth-century

French novelist Marcel Proust described 19thcentury novelist Gustave Flaubert as a trottoir roulant, or “rolling sidewalk”: plodding, toneless, droning. Meanwhile, critic Roger Shattuck compared Proust’s writing to an “electric generator” from which flows a “powerful current always ready to shock not only our morality but our very sense of humanity.” In the coming weeks, I encourage you to find a middle ground between Flaubert and Proust. See if you can be moderately exciting, gently provocative and amiably enchanting. My analysis of the cosmic rhythms suggests that such an approach is likely to produce the best long-term results.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20) You remind me

of Jack, the nine-year-old Taurus kid next door, who took up skateboarding on the huge trampoline his two moms put in their backyard. Like him, you seem eager to travel in two different modes at the same time. (And I’m glad to see you’re being safe; you’re not doing the equivalent of, say, having sex in a car or breakdancing on an escalator.) When Jack first began, he had difficulty in coordinating the bouncing with the rolling. But after a while he got good at it. I expect that you, too, will master your complex task.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20) From the day you were born, you have been cultivating a knack for mixing and blending. Along the way, you have accomplished mergers that would have been impossible for a lot of other people. Some of your experiments in amalgamation are legendary. If my astrological assessments are accurate, the year 2019 will bring forth some of your all-time most marvelous combinations and unifications. I expect you are even now setting the stage for those future fusions; you are building the foundations that will make them natural and inevitable. What can you do in the coming weeks to further that preparation? CANCER (June 21–July 22) An open letter to Cancerians from Rob Brezsny’s mother, Felice: I want you to know that I played a big role in helping my Cancerian son become the empathetic, creative, thoughtful, crazy character he is today. I nurtured his idiosyncrasies. I made him feel secure and well-loved. My care freed him to develop his unusual ideas and life. So as you read Rob’s horoscopes, remember that there’s part of me inside him. And that part of me is nurturing you just as I once nurtured him. He and I are giving you love for the quirky, distinctive person you actually are, not some fantasy version of you. He and I are helping you feel more secure and well-appreciated. Now I encourage you to cash in on all that support. As Rob has told me, it’s time for you Cancerians to reach new heights in your drive to express your unique self. LEO (July 23–August 22) The ghost orchid is

a rare white wildflower that disappeared from the British countryside around 1986. The nation’s botanists declared it officially extinct in 2005. But four years later, a tenacious amateur located a specimen growing in the West Midlands area. The species wasn’t gone forever, after all. I foresee a comparable revival for you in the coming weeks, Leo. An interesting influence or sweet thing that you imagined to be permanently defunct may return to your life. Be alert!

VIRGO (August 23–September 22) The ancient Greek poet Sappho described “a sweet-apple turning red high on the tip of the topmost branch.” The apple pickers left it there, she suggested, but not because they missed seeing it. It was just too high. “They couldn’t reach it,” wrote Sappho. Let’s use this scenario as a handy metaphor for your current situation, Virgo. I am assigning you the task of doing whatever is necessary to fetch that glorious, seemingly unobtainable sweet-apple. It may not be easy. You’ll probably need to summon extra ingenuity to reach it, as well as some as-yet unguessed form of help. (The Sappho translation is by Julia Dubnoff.) LIBRA (September 23–October 22) Is there any prize more precious than knowing your calling?

By Rob Brezsny

Can any other satisfaction compare with the joy of understanding why you’re here on earth? In my view, it’s the supreme blessing: to have discovered the tasks that can ceaselessly educate and impassion you; to do the work or play that enables you to offer your best gifts; to be intimately engaged with an activity that consistently asks you to overcome your limitations and grow into a more complete version of yourself. For some people, their calling is a job: marine biologist, kindergarten teacher, advocate for the homeless. For others, it’s a hobby, like long-distance-running, birdwatching or mountain-climbing. St. Thérèse of Lisieux said, “My calling is love!” Poet Marina Tsvetaeva said her calling was “To listen to my soul.” Do you know yours, Libra? Now is an excellent time to either discover yours or home in further on its precise nature.

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21) Have

you entertained any high-quality fantasies about faraway treasures lately? Have you delivered inquiring communiqués to any promising beauties who may ultimately offer you treats? Have you made long-distance inquiries about speculative possibilities that could be inclined to travel in your direction from their frontier sanctuaries? Would you consider making some subtle change in yourself so that you’re no longer forcing the call of the wild to wait and wait and wait?

SAGITTARIUS (November 22– December 21) If a down-to-earth spiritual teacher advised you to go on a five-day meditation retreat in a sacred sanctuary, would you instead spend five days carousing with meth addicts in a cheap hotel? If a close friend confessed a secret she had concealed from everyone for years, would you unleash a nervous laugh and change the subject? If you read a horoscope that told you now is a favorable time to cultivate massive amounts of reverence, devotion, respect, gratitude, innocence and awe, would you quickly blank it out of your mind and check your Instagram and Twitter accounts on your phone? CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19)

A typical working couple devotes an average of four minutes per day to focused conversation with each other. And it’s common for a child and parent to engage in meaningful communication for just 20 minutes per week. I bring these sad facts to your attention, Capricorn, because I want to make sure you don’t embody them in the coming weeks. If you hope to attract the best of life’s blessings, you will need to give extra time and energy to the fine art of communing with those you care about.

AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18) Allergies, irritants, stings, hypersensitivities: sometimes you can make these annoyances work in your behalf. For example, my allergy to freshly cut grass meant that, when I was a teenager, I never had to waste my Saturday afternoons mowing the lawn in front of my family’s suburban home. And the weird itching that plagued me whenever I got into the vicinity of my first sister’s fiancé—if I had paid attention to it, I wouldn’t have lent him the $350 that he never repaid. So my advice, my itchy friend, is to be thankful for the twitch and the prickle and the pinch. In the coming days, they may offer you tips and clues that could prove valuable. PISCES (February 19–March 20) Are you

somehow growing younger? Your stride seems bouncier and your voice sounds more buoyant. Your thoughts seem fresher and your eyes brighter. I won’t be surprised if you buy yourself new toys or jump in mud puddles. What’s going on? Here’s my guess: you’re no longer willing to sleepwalk your way through the most boring things about being an adult. You may also be ready to wean yourself from certain responsibilities unless you can render them pleasurable at least some of the time. I hope so. It’s time to bring more fun and games into your life.

Go to realastrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1.877.873.4888 or 1.800.350.7700.

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