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This week, a letter-writer questions bar patrons and their “service animals.”

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I’m convinced the ‘Bridging the Gap’ article is a deliberate attempt to troll the narrowest-minded readers. The idea of a “left-wing libertarian” is comical. Laissez faire business practices are far from any true left-wing supporter’s goals. It’s almost offensive to see the domestic terrorist Oath Keepers presented in a less-than-deplorable light. But the fact that it is a parody makes it OK, I guess. —Tony Good

“Service Animals”

Apologies for beating this topic to death, but people claiming their dogs as “service animals” when they are clearly not is another issue I would like to address. I am very poor and must eat at the St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room. I also work in a bar in the Castro. I like animals, but they have no place in social businesses or dining establishments, unless they are guide dogs for blind people, and I

have seen only one at a bar in all my years in the Bay Area. I should not have to put up with dogs simply because their upscale (at the bar) owners insist on bringing their pets (who get excited when I must quickly communicate with other workers and have jumped on me, nearly ruining my clothes in the process), nor homeless, codependent homeless or poverty-stricken owners bringing their animals who must suffer along with them. There really ought to be a law against the homeless owning dogs. What’s even worse is that there IS a law against non-service animals in food establishments, and the owners are not legally required to show any proof that they are service dogs. When I have had dogs, never did I subject the patrons of businesses (with the exception of veterinary offices) to my animals’ quirks. It is inconsiderate at best and illegal at worst. These laws should be much more strictly enforced. —Tony Good


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By Howard Rachelson

1 There are at least 10 San Francisco roadways with ‘presidential’ names, such as Grant Avenue, even if not ‘named for’ a U.S. president. How many can you name?

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2 A device that converts stored chemical energy into electrical energy is called a what? 3 What kind of Roman-themed parties swept the na-

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5a. What 11-letter U.S. state name contains only one vowel, repeated four times?

b. What nine-letter U.S. state name contains only one

vowel, repeated four times?

6 What 1909 novel by French writer Gaston Leroux was turned into an extremely popular stage musical and movie?

7 What 6-foot-11-inch, 270-pound center for the Golden State Warriors was born in the country of Georgia? 8 In 1822, German Christian Buschmann patented a musical instrument called the Handaeoline, with a portable keyboard, expandable bellows and vibrating reeds. This instrument is still popular today, and known as what?

9 Before the ‘nickel’ coin was introduced in 1867, there was a silver coin with a value of five U.S. cents, from 1794 until 1873, known by what name?

10 Of all dead singers, what four made the most money last year? (Forbes data, 2016 earnings) BONUS QUESTION: What word that refers to a very unfortunate event comes from Greek words for ‘bad star,’ as if the universe caused your misfortune?

Lana shopped at the Safeway in Strawberry Village and paid for her groceries with money tucked in her small purse. Hours later, she realized that her clutch was missing. She hurried back to Safeway and frantically retraced her steps. Nada. Cash, credit cards and personal identification had vanished. Though the store took her contact info, days passed with no news and she accepted that it was gone for good. Then, a package arrived at her Sausalito houseboat, via U.S. mail, with no sender’s name and only a P.O. Box for the return address. Inside she found her tiny tote, totally intact, with not a dime missing. Lana would like us to hail her humble, honest hero. Glad to oblige: Many thanks and much appreciation.

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▼ We hold particular contempt for a man who preyed upon immigrants in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael. The suspect, Tifano Ariel Rodas Maldonado, 38, of San Rafael, posed as a landlord and posted ads at laundromats under a fictitious name. Victims who responded were offered housing in exchange for sex acts. In early May, a San Rafael Police Department (SRPD) undercover officer spoke on the phone with Maldonado, who said he wanted $2,000 a month and sex in exchange for the apartment. When arrested for felony, fraud and prostitution, he admitted that he didn’t have access to real estate and had posted the ad numerous times. The SRPD emphasizes that anyone, regardless of immigration status, should report crimes without fear of deportation. Contact them at 415/485-3000.—Nikki Silverstein

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Upfront On Wednesday, May 3, deportation officials placed two Mexican nationals, Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez, in expedited deportation proceedings.

Local Outrage

San Rafael resident caught up in immigration sweep By Tom Gogola

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onday, May 15 was Immigrant Day in California, but somebody forgot to tell U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as the federal administration continues with its deportation frenzy, despite the consequences for families and individuals caught up in the rolling sweep of the undocumented. The latest and most recent outrage involves two Mexican nationals—Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez—who have been in the U.S. for more than 10 years, worked at a government defense job in Fairfield and got caught

up in the undocumented sweep sanctioned by Sessions and carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and snitch-crazed American citizens on the ground. Mejia is a San Rafael resident with a spotless criminal record and long-standing community ties. One of his children is celebrating their confirmation this weekend, but Mejia likely won’t be attending. He, along with Nuñez, is locked up in an ICE facility, awaiting expedited deportation after getting sent there on May 3. Marin County residents gathered at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael on Monday to celebrate

Immigrant Day and to show public support behind a petition drive to demand that Mejia get a hearing and not be subjected to expedited deportation. His wife addressed the crowd, as did his former employer. “We’re trying to get him some due process,” says San Rafael Congressman Jared Huffman, who attended the Monday protest. In an interview in advance of the event, Huffman described Mejia, a father of three, as a “perfectly honorable upstanding citizen” who was arrested at his workplace after an identity check revealed that he was a non-citizen. “That’s what is so scary about this one,” Huffman

says, given “all these reassurances that this would be focused on criminals—this puts the lie to that.” An in-depth story on Mejia and Nuñez (from Hayward) appeared last week in the Mercury News, where the comment sections were running largely in favor of a cruel outcome for the “illegal alien” Mejia. The Mercury News reported that the 37-year-old, who worked for an area contractor, had reported to a construction job at Travis Air Force Base on May 3, but never came home. Reporter Tatiana Sanchez was able to interview Mejia from the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, where he said, “I’ve been here for 17 years and my record is excellent. I’ve never done anything to anyone. My bills are paid on time, I have a clean record, we’ve never asked the government for help.” Despite the reams of anonymous anti-immigrant comments, Huffman says that public support is running very high for Mejia in his district. Huffman says that he’s been sharing notes with other congressmen as lawmakers try to sort through an opaque administration that keeps moving the goalposts on the immigration crackdown. Mejia, who was still locked up as this paper went to press on Tuesday afternoon, is hoping that public pressure and a petition for his release will persuade ICE to release him and not tear a family apart for no good reason. A grassroots petition has generated thousands of signatures in Mejia’s favor, and in a statement, Huffman’s office notes that “the letters show Mr. Mejia has been an exemplary father, neighbor, employee, member of the community, and also include countless stories demonstrating his commitment to family, education, and friends.” “The real significance of this case beyond the compelling drama that is creating so much support in my district is that if this gentleman can be caught in a sting, summarily arrested and deported without any due process, it’s hard to imagine any undocumented immigrant— that’s 12 million people—being safe,” Huffman says. “That is sort of a nightmare scenario. I’m hopeful that somewhere in this administration someone has a brain and a heart, and is willing to take a look at this and reconsider.”Y


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Peter Martinelli, who runs Fresh Run Farm and partners with Bay Area restaurants, grows more than 30 varieties of carefully selected heirloom fruits and vegetables.

Model Partnership Peter Martinelli and Michael Tusk redefine the notion of farm-to-table dining By Tanya Henry

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t’s a well-known fact that Marin has been at the forefront of numerous organic and sustainable food producing and farming trends for decades. Pioneering practices for everything from grassfed beef to farmstead cheesemaking to organic vegetable farming have provided a blueprint and model for countless producers around the country. One name that is synonymous with early organic farming is 54-yearold Marin native Peter Martinelli, who established his Fresh Run Farm in West Marin, near the town of Bolinas, more than 20 years ago. In the 1940s Martinelli’s grandfather purchased land

along Pine Gulch Creek where Martinelli’s father raised cattle and sheep. Eventually the family’s Paradise Valley Ranch was dedicated to artichoke farming until 1983 when another organic farming pioneer, Warren Weber, began leasing the land to grow row crops. Martinelli would work for Weber at Star Route Farms for 10 years learning, in his words, “everything from how to operate a tractor to sales management.” Twenty-two years ago Martinelli struck out on his own and established Fresh Run Farm on 25 acres of his family’s Paradise Valley Ranch, where he started planting potatoes, beans and pumpkins.

Today, he grows more than 30 varieties of carefully selected heirloom fruits and vegetables and has built up a roster of select restaurants that have coveted his organic offerings for their superior taste. Martinelli cites the dark loamy soil and unique coastal Marin climate as key factors in producing his sought-after produce. “This area is unique in its topography with its hills and south-facing valleys— and it’s on the San Andreas Fault—it has amazing soil,” he says. One of the chefs who discovered Martinelli’s high-quality greens, potatoes and fresh beans was Sausalito resident Michael Tusk, chef/owner of San Francisco’s

celebrated Quince and Cotogna restaurants. The Chez Panisse and Oliveto alum met Martinelli through mutual chef friends and began showcasing his offerings on his California/Italian-focused menus more than 10 years ago. This last year, the long-running partnership became an exclusive arrangement and took the trend of the farmer/ restaurant relationship to a whole new level. It has become a common practice for restaurants to denote where the ingredients on their menus have come from. As diners, we have grown accustomed to learning the names of the ranches, family farms and orchards where the eatery


to proposed upcoming menus, a full range of crops including tomatoes, peppers, cool-season vegetables, lettuces and broccoli have all been planted on what Martinelli refers to as the farm’s “bottomland 25 acres.” “Our real goal is to take advantage of our mild seasons and grow year-round,” says Martinelli, who is also planning on perennial crops that can take as many as five years before they begin producing. A sampling of some of the items recently showcased on the San Francisco restaurant menus include fiddlehead ferns, fava beans, rose geranium and lemongrass at Quince. The more casual sister restaurant next door featured a wild nettle sformato, fava greens and Roman broccoli. With this new chapter unfolding, Martinelli still finds time for the important causes he championed so many years ago. He continues to advocate for the preservation of local family-scale farming in Marin, and in the fall of 2014 the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) purchased a conservation easement protecting the Martinelli family ranch forever. Though he is pleased, Martinelli hopes to see more family farms and ranches in the greenbelt surrounding the town of Bolinas preserved as well. For now, thanks to Martinelli and Tusk’s partnership, select restaurant dining just got fresher and more informed. No longer will a simple farm or orchard name on a menu suffice; instead, a plate of pristine microgreens, heirloom carrots and edible flowers presented by a server might very well have been planted and harvested by that same server. He or she can now tell Martinelli’s Fresh Run Farm story firsthand: The crops personally planted, what will be harvested next and when they will appear on the menu in various dishes. It’s a meaningful connection, and insatiable foodies will undoubtedly eat it up. Clearly the bar has been raised. Perhaps more restaurants around the country will adopt this model and truly close the loop from farm to table. It wouldn’t be the first time that Marin would be credited with designing a forward-thinking model that would change the world. “Chefs are the best people to give feedback on taste, flavor and texture because they know food,” Martinelli says. “It pushes the farm in different directions.”Y

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Music fans flock to BottleRock for the tunes, while foodies head there for the wide array of food and drink offerings.

FOOD & DRINK

Tunes & Tastes BottleRock, on top of great music, offers foodie experiences By Tanya Henry

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et’s not kid ourselves— the main attraction at Napa Valley’s BottleRock is the music. This year’s impressive lineup includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters and Maroon 5, among many others. That said, the culinary talent that will be gracing a Williams Sonoma-sponsored stage also features some heavy hitter A-listers like Martha Stewart, Spain’s celebrated José Andrés and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Concertgoers who were lucky enough to get tickets to the soldout, annual extravaganza will be treated to three days of music, culinary entertainment and cooking demonstrations galore. Even mash-up performances by musicians paired with star chefs will be on the menu. Here is what to expect from the celebrity chef-focused Culinary Stage: Ayesha Curry and Top Chef’s Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, chef Roy Choi, chef Adam Richman, chef Duff Goldman, Top Chef Hubert Keller, Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino, Top Chef Richard Blais, Cindy Pawlcyn of Mustards Grill and

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen and Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship runner-up and Napa middle schooler Justice Faustina. The festivities will be emcee’d by Foodie Chap Liam Mayclem of KCBS. Memorable moments from years past include Iron Chef Morimoto teaching Snoop Dogg how to roll sushi, and Top Chef Michael Voltaggio showing off his liquid nitrogen savvy to prepare waffles. Plenty of food and drink from Northern California’s best chefs, restaurants, wineries and breweries will also be on hand. Napa favorites including Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ, La Toque and Angele, among others, will be serving up their local fare. Marshall’s Nick’s Cove will be representing Marin County, and local wineries and breweries will have their own designated area in which to serve adult beverages aplenty. Now in its fourth year, BottleRock continues to raise the bar on the quality of food and drink that music lovers can enjoy while rocking out.Y BottleRock; May 26-28; bottlerocknapavalley.com.

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has sourced their eggs, chickens, vegetables and fruit. But this level of recognition for the farmer is a relatively new practice. Though a number of high-end restaurant chefs have relationships with farmers, the model that Martinelli and Tusk have adopted could be a game changer for both farmer and restaurateur. Rather than making deliveries to multiple restaurants and hauling his kale, beans, pumpkins and strawberries by truck to local farmers’ markets in the wee morning hours, Martinelli now has an exclusive agreement to only provide his organic specialty produce to Michael Tusk’s two restaurants. “This partnership allows me to be on the land and focus on the crops where I love to be,” says Martinelli, who works closely with Tusk to educate him about the types of crops that are best suited for the region. “Peter gives me a reality check on what is doable,” says Tusk, who recognized the opportunity to build something meaningful for both parties. “I saw the freshness in the ingredients, but also this amazing historical background—it seemed like a great starting point to do something new and different.” On a recent sunny morning, Tusk and 10 of his kitchen staff members and servers visited Martinelli’s farm to help plant more than a dozen different varieties of potatoes. The opportunity for the restaurant staff to physically plant the food they would ultimately be preparing and serving in the fall and winter brings them not just closer to the source— but directly to it. And as anyone who has ever sunk their hands into cool, dark dirt knows—the connection is powerful. Creating that proximity and connection for people who prepare food not only makes for a more informed staff, but quite literally redefines the notion of farm-to-table restaurant dining. Though staff won’t make it to the farm weekly, they will be invited to participate in plantings, harvests and even occasional lunches throughout the year. During peak season—between June and October, “we pack the restaurant van twice a week” Martinelli says. While this exclusive partnership allows Martinelli to spend more time on his farm, it allows Tusk more time to be out of the kitchen and on the farm. A revamped greenhouse will allow them to do starters year-round and in response


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Marin Outdoor Adventure, offering world-class surfing, hiking and biking trips, hopes to ‘inspire, empower and awaken others to a conscious way of travel and living.’

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Authentic Adventure Expert outdoor guides offer insider’s look at Marin’s beauty By Flora Tsapovsky

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hat makes an adventure? Can a divorce be one? For Nicki Clark, the founder of Marin Outdoor Adventure, one turbulent escapade led to another much more joyous one, and a business based on connection, empowerment and community was born. “About four years ago I was in a pretty major life transition,” says Clark, a Marin native. “I had just gotten divorced with two children, now 10 and 8, was eager and ready to start working towards financial independence for the sake of personal growth and confidence and simply to be able to continue to live in Marin.” Around that time Clark, who had previously worked as a mountain

biking guide, a snowboarding instructor, a glacier tour guide and a CrossFit coach, got an email from a friend. “I learned that Airbnb [was] starting a pilot program for offering ‘experiences’ and looking for people who were interested in being a part of that,” Clark says, describing what recently launched in multiple cities across the U.S. as a brand-new offering by the hospitality giant. The premise: In addition to staying in people’s homes, travelers can book an experience with a local guide— be it in the form of an artist’s studio visit, a cooking class, a behind-thescenes look at a ballet group and more—as a way to deepen their romance with a place. “The opportunity to work with

Airbnb during the beta phase of this new product was a catalyst for me to start Marin Outdoor Adventure,” Clark says. “Within a few months I had my first booking for ‘Mountain Biking in Marin,’ which was the first ever Airbnb experience to be booked.” Currently, Clark’s venture, working both with Airbnb and outside of it, offers countless local outdoor adventures for groups and individuals. Led by experienced guides, excursions range from exploring Muir Woods, to beginner and advanced mountain biking, to group surfing lessons on the coast. Surely, anyone can go hiking and exploring on their own, right? “Having an expert who is passionate about whatever the activity may be makes the experience completely

different,” Clark says. “We bring a quality of connection to the experience with each guest—a person-to-person connection that tends to lead the guests to a feeling that is memorable and special. It has to do with human connection and passionate, kind and experienced experts.” While Clark hires both male and female guides, the representation of women adventure guides and what they offer is vast—Marin Outdoor Adventure lists Kathy Hutton, a windsurfing expert and triathlon runner, Audrey Le, a hiking enthusiast and producer and Drea Lester, a mountain biking lover, among its guides—and it’s no coincidence. “I am passionate about empowering and inspiring women and young girls,” Clark says. “I have a weekly girl’s and women’s surf club that meets every Tuesday afternoon, and I think it could turn into something very powerful and special.” Clark also works with Send It Foundation, a nonprofit offering adventures for young adults who are cancer survivors. On a regular week, clients could be locals and travelers alike, as well as companies aiming for teambuilding through mindfulness, adventuring and simply getting down and dirty. Three years in, Clark’s business is blossoming; last November, Airbnb invited her to speak at Airbnb Open, the company’s community-based hospitality festival in Los Angeles. “I had the opportunity to speak at the Orpheum Theatre in L.A., and give a presentation on what it takes to be a successful experience host,” Clark recalls. In addition to participating in the experiences and running Marin Outdoor Adventure, Clark keeps incredibly busy in more ways than one; she recently accepted a position as regional manager for Air Concierge, a property management company based in San Diego. She also teaches two CrossFit classes a week at TJ’s Gym in Mill Valley and is participating in a teacher’s training with Mark Coleman, a mindfulness guru, to become a meditation teacher in a nature context. “I feel like I am at a point in my life where my capacity for productivity is growing and developing, which is exciting,” Clark says. Add raising two young kids to the mix, and you’ll get an adventure like no other.Y Marin Outdoor Adventure; 415/3220034; marinoutdooradventure.com.


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‘Guards at the Taj’ a shocking look at one of the world’s wonders By Charles Brousse

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hen you’re out and about in the world and you pause to admire the great cathedrals, pyramids, castles and other manmade structures, have you ever wondered about the people who built them? Was it just a job, or were they aware of the lasting beauty they were helping to create? If you’re looking for enlightenment on these issues, you won’t find much in Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj, which is currently receiving its Bay Area premiere at Mill Valley’s Marin Theatre Company (MTC). It’s a brief, intermission-less, twocharacter play that seems less concerned with historical fact or the human dimension in building spectacular projects like the Taj

Mahal than in keeping the audience amused with schticky humor, some working class (yes, guards qualify) quasi-philosophical observations about the nature of beauty and an ending that features shocking and inexplicable carnage. It’s 1648 in Agra, India, capital of the powerful Mughal Empire. To honor the memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth, Mirza Shahabuddin Baig Muhammad Khan Shah Jahan (aka “Shah Jahan”) ordered that her body be interred in a magnificent mausoleum built on the banks of the Yamuna River. No expense was to be spared in making this the most beautiful edifice of its kind in the world—a marvel of Mughal architecture that drew its inspiration from ancient Persia and

the Arab countries. Joseph’s play opens on the day before the construction was deemed complete. On either side of the grand arched entrance to the Taj’s formal gardens (set design at MTC by Annie Smart), a pair of guards stand at attention with wicked-looking curved scimitars resting on their shoulders. Their job is to keep the public away while the cleanup proceeds, a task that is apparently very easy since nobody ever shows up. Former army buddies, they are about the same age and both have names derived from previous Mughal emperors, but their personalities are completely different. Having been raised in a strict patriarchal household, Humayun ( Jason Kapoor), believes in following orders to the letter;

NOW PLAYING: Guards at the Taj runs through May 21 at Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley; 415/388-5208; marintheatre.org.

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Marin Theatre Company’s ‘Guards at the Taj’ is light on historical fact, but heavy with schticky humor.

his companion Babur (Rushi Kota) is free-spirited and playful, with a mischievous streak. That distinction allows Humayun to be the straight man to Babur’s light-hearted discourse—but it also is a major factor in the tragedy that engulfs them at the end of the play. While Humayun struggles to stand at attention without speaking, Babur, bored and restless in the absence of activity, finally draws him out with his insistent chatter. Soon, they are horsing around and discussing a variety of subjects: The bird calls that Humayun treasures, how wonderful it would be to guard the ladies in the shah’s harem and whether the Taj is worth all of the cost and effort. That leads to a discussion of beauty. To satisfy his curiosity and against his companion’s advice, Babur defies the rules and peeks inside the gate. What he sees has a profound effect: He has seen beauty and it has entered his soul. This revelation sets in motion the gruesome events that conclude the play. Shah Jahan issues an edict that the finished Taj will be open for one day of public viewing, after which everyone connected with its construction—all 20,000 of them— are to have their hands chopped off so that nothing like it can ever again be built . . . and guess who is to do the chopping? Babur and Humayun comply with the order and a blood bath ensues—literally—but Babur expresses his frustration with what he considers an attack on his newly aroused appreciation of beauty by saying that he would kill the shah if he had the chance. That treasonous utterance, probably not seriously intentioned, seals his fate. Without the arm-chopping— which lacks any historical support whatsoever—Guards at the Taj would be a mildly entertaining if innocuous fictional excursion into a Mughal culture that combined great cruelty with great art. MTC’s production, led by artistic director Jasson Minadakis, is sound throughout and the young cast arouses our sympathy. The disappointment derives from the playwright’s decision to sensationalize his story with an unnecessary shock instead of providing the cultural depth and psychological insight that it sorely needed.Y


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Singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson’s new album, ‘Love & Murder,’ unpacks eight years of raw emotion with fearless intensity.

The film ‘A Quiet Passion,’ about the life of Emily Dickinson, is like a version of ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ in which a Beatrice never finds her Benedick.

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Return to Love Keen Poet Leslie Mendelson sings from the heart By Charlie Swanson

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o the public’s perception, it may appear that Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Leslie Mendelson’s new album, Love & Murder, is her first work in eight years. The truth is much more complicated, and in the face of both professional and personal losses in the last decade, Mendelson has never stopped writing. “This was a difficult record to make,” she says. After a promising debut in 2009’s Swan Feathers, Mendelson suffered setbacks when she lost a record and management deal. Then, her friend and producer Joel Dorn unexpectedly passed away. “It’s like starting over again,” she says. Mendelson bounced between London and New York for several years, trying to get a new record off the ground; finding only frustration, she shelved the efforts. In 2015, things turned around when producer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams) called Mendelson and asked her if

she wanted to work together. “We went through my material and put together the songs that fit best,” she says. “It was definitely darker, because it was an outlet for my frustrations.” Indeed, Love & Murder is a stark collection of melodic folk songs, often featuring Mendelson’s effervescent vocals wafting over simple guitar or piano lines. The album thematically pushes through the songwriter’s pain and reaches cathartic enlightenment towards the end. Mendelson, who partnered with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir on a cover of “Blue Bayou” for her new album, plays a record release show this month at the Sweetwater Music Hall. “I’ve been playing these songs with a band, so we’ll be rocking,” she says. “We’ll hit all the points.”Y Leslie Mendelson, Tuesday, May 23, Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley; 8pm; 415/388-3850; sweetwatermusichall.com.

‘A Quiet Passion’ examines the life of Emily Dickinson By Richard von Busack

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he title A Quiet Passion is kind of lethal. Quiet is a risky word to put in a film title. The film’s pace is very deliberate—the first impression is of a game that went into extra innings. There’s a line here that any critic could take to heart: “All the best compliments are dubious.” Praising the deliberateness of this movie’s pace may make it sound boring. When it’s over, it’s clear that the eminent director Terence Davies, a master of moody, immersive cinema, needed time to contrast the body and soul of his subject. Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives) focuses on Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), a lady of solitude and physical sufferings, tortured to an early grave at 55 by Bright’s disease. She was the middle daughter of a family in Amherst, Massachusetts. The father (Keith Carradine) was a stern patriarch of a lawyer, but he had the

intelligence to let his daughter live her unmarried life, letting her rise at 3am to get some writing time in before sunrise. This anchoress saint of poetry only published a few poems in her lifetime, and hand-stitched her verse into little chapbooks. The apparent lightness of the lines disguise its tensile strength; her telegraphic bursts of words, connected by dashes, are as light as a feather and as dense as a $6 loaf of bread. What was seen of her poetry was dismissed; one editor called it “Childish, like nursery rhymes.” Dickinson’s struggle against lifelong underestimation had its light side. Sometimes wrenchingly sad, A Quiet Passion is by far Davies’ funniest film. The Sex and the City veteran Nixon captures the yeast as well as the starch of Dickinson. This vision of the poet as a keen epigrammatical woman is beguiling.Y


Alien: Covenant (R)

By Matthew Stafford

Fri. May 19 - Thu. May 25 • Balanchine | Millepied (2:25) The Paris Opera Ballet performs works by two master choreographers, Bizet’s Palais de Cristal and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé; costumes by Christian Lacroix. • Bang! The Bert Berns Story (1:35) Documentary tribute to the late and littleknown sixties songwriter behind “Twist & Shout,” “Piece of My Heart,” “I Want Candy” and other classics. • Baywatch (1:59) The pulchritudinous TV series hits the big screen with Dwayne Johnson as Mitch the lifeguard; Hasselhoff and Anderson cameo. • Beauty and the Beast (2:03) Live-action remake of the 1991 Disney musical stars Emma Watson as the abducted beauty who finds herself falling for her beastly captor. • The Boss Baby (1:37) DreamWorks cartoon about an overbearing newborn’s effect on his unprepared parents; Alec Baldwin vocalizes. • The Circle (1:50) Emma Watson as an up-and-coming techie who discovers that her social media conglomerate and its Jobsian founder are out to privatize privacy, perception and personal freedom. • Craving Cuba (1:05) Director Zuzy Martin Lynch explores the state of modern Cuba through interviews with musicians, artists, journalists, politicians and just plain folk. • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (1:30) Another entry in the popular series in which a family road trip is upended by a young egomaniac. • Everything, Everything (1:36) Young adult love story about the unlikely romance between an immunodeficient shut-in and the boy next door. • Gifted (1:41) The idyllic life of a single dad and his precocious daughter is threatened when it turns out that the tot’s a mathematical genius. • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2:17) Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and the rest of the Marvel Comics super-posse are back, wandering the universe in search of their own family skeletons. • Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (1:42) Searching documentary explores the mysterious life and career of the father of California Cuisine; Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl and Mario Batali share insights. • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2:06) The Excalibur fable reimagined as a gritty rags-to-riches portrait of the urchinturned-legend; Guy Ritchie directs Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou. • Like Crazy (1:56) Italian road trip about two disparate women and the friendship that develops when they escape from their tony Tuscan psychiatric clinic. • Long Strange Trip (3:58) Four-hour documentary tribute to the Grateful Dead evokes the band’s singular essence through concert footage and interviews with fans, roadies and the musicians themselves. • The Lovers (1:34) Long-passionless

married couple Debra Winger and Tracy Letts find themselves cheating on their extramarital lovers when they fall for each other all over again. • Lowriders (1:39) A talented young East L.A. artist is caught between his artistic ambitions and the cruising car culture of his father and brother. • National Theatre London: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (3:30) Acclaimed new production stars Conleth Hill and Imelda Staunton as Edward Albee’s toxic, acid-tongued cuddle-bunnies from hell. • Norman (1:58) Richard Gere delivers a career-defining performance as a down-andout wheeler-dealer who attains moderate respectability when one of his “clients” becomes the Israeli prime minister. • Obit. (1:33) Documentary focuses on the art and craft of celebrating passed lives as practiced on the pages of the New York Times. • One Week and a Day (1:38) Poignant, comic tale of a mourning Israeli father who seeks balm and wisdom from a large sack of medical marijuana. • The Other Kids (1:32) Unique mashup of fiction and documentary explores the often troubled stories of Sonora high schoolers through their own reenactments. • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2:15) The carnival ride keeps a-coasting as buccaneer Johnny Depp dodges ghostly Javier Bardem in his quest for Poseidon’s Trident. • The Promise (2:13) The Armenian Genocide of 1915 is the backdrop for a love triangle between Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale. • A Quiet Passion (2:06) Evocative biopic stars Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson, whose timeless poetry transcended the stifling morals of her 19th century upbringing. • The Seventh Art Stand: Refugeestan (1:12) Documentary focuses on the United Nations’ efforts to care for the nearly 17 million migrants, refugees and displaced persons who populate the globe. • Smokey and the Bandit (1:36) Dorky car-chase extravaganza finds sheriff Jackie Gleason pursuing stock-car racer Burt Reynolds and runaway bride Sally Field across America’s swampland. • Snatched (1:31) Mother and daughter Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer bond out of necessity during a rowdy, raunchy adventure vacation to the Caribbean. • Their Finest (1:57) WWII comedy about a troupe of unlikely British propagandists making a movie in the middle of the Blitz; Gemma Arterton stars. • The Wall (1:21) Two soldiers in war-torn Iraq are pinned down by an unseen sniper with nothing but a crumbling wall to protect them; John Cena and Aaron TaylorJohnson star. • The Zookeeper’s Wife (2:06) True story of Antonina Zabinska, a Warsaw zookeeper who worked with the Resistance to save lives in Nazi-occupied Poland; Jessica Chastain stars.

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.

Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:05, 1:05, 3, 4, 6:05, 6:55, 9, 9:55; Sun-Wed 12:05, 1:05, 3, 4, 6:05, 6:55 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11, 12:40, 1:50, 3:30, 4:45, 6:20, 7:45, 9:10, 10:35 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:10, 2, 4:55, 7:45, 10:35 Lark: Sun 1; Wed 7:30 • Ballanchine | Millepied (Not Rated) Bang! The Bert Berns Story (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sat 4, 8:30; Sun 7:15; Mon-Wed 8:30 Northgate: Wed 7, 9:55; Thu 11:15, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45, 10:35 • Baywatch (R) Beauty and the Beast (PG) Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:05, 4:05, 7:10, 10:05 Born in China (G) Lark: Fri 4:30; Sat-Sun 11; Thu 2:40 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:35 The Boss Baby (PG) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:10, 1:45, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35 Cezanne et Moi (Not Rated) Lark: Fri 10:45; Tue 6:10; Wed 2:10 The Circle (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 1120, 215, 4:50, 7:30, 10:25 Rowland: Fri-Wed 1:20, 9:25 Lark: Sun 4 (filmmakers Zuzy Martin Lynch and Rick Lynch in person) • Craving Cuba (Not Rated) • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12, 220, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:20, 1:40, 4:20, 6:50, 9:35 Regency: Fri-Sat 11, 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 10:15; Sun-Wed 11:05, 1:50, • Everything, Everything (PG-13) 4:50, 7:40; Thu 11:05, 1:50, 4:50 Rowland: Fri-Wed 11:30, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Gifted (PG-13) Lark: Sun 6:20; Mon 11:40 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:30, 4:05, 6:50 Sequoia: Fri-Sat 4:30, 10:05; Sun-Thu 4:30 Going in Style (PG-13) Lark: Fri 6:20; Mon 4:20; Tue 11, 4:10 Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:20, 12:50, 3:30, 4, 6:40, 7:10, 9:50; Sun-Wed 12:20, 12:50, 3:30, 4, 6:40, 7:10 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 9:50, 3D showtime at 6:45; Sat-Sun 3:35, 9:50, 3D showtimes at 12:30, 6:45 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:55, 12:55, 2:10, 4:10, 5:20, 6:25, 7:25, 8:30, 10:30; 3D showtimes at 11:55, 3:10, 9:40 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 4:15, 6:45, 7:45, 9:50; Sat 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 6:45, 7:45, 9:50; Sun 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 6:45, 7:45; Mon-Wed 3:45, 4:15, 6:45, 7:45 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10, 11, 1:10, 2:10, 4:15, 7:20, 8:15, 10:25; 3D showtime at 5:15 How to Be a Latin Lover (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:15, 2, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Jeremiah Tower: The Last of the Magnificents (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Wed 8:15 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45; Sun-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:45 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:30; Sat-Sun 12:15, 6:30, 9:30, 3D showtime at 3:20 Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:15, 2:45, 4:20, 7:15, 8:45, 10:20; 3D showtimes at 11:45, 5:45 Playhouse: Fri 4, 7, 9:55; Sat 12:45, 4, 7, 9:55; Sun 12:45, 4, 7; Mon-Wed 4, 7 Rowland: FriWed 10:45, 1:45, 7:35, 10:30; 3D showtime at 4:40 Rafael: Fri, Mon-Thu 5:30, 8; Sat-Sun 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 • Like Crazy (Not Rated) Rafael: Thu 5:45, 6:30 • Long Strange Trip (Not Rated) The Lost City of Z (PG-13) Lark: Fri 8:30; Sat 4:45; Sun-Mon 8:30; Tue 1; Wed 11:15; Thu 4:30 Sequoia: Fri 4, 7, 10; Sat 1, 4, 7, 10; Sun 1, 4, 7; Mon-Thu 4, 7 Regency: Fri-Sat 10:45, 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Sun-Tue • The Lovers (R) 10:45, 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40; Wed 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40; Thu 10:45, 12:10, 2:40, 5:10 Lowriders (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 National Theatre London: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Not Rated) Lark: Sat 1; Thu 7:30 Norman (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 11:10, 1:55, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50; Sun-Wed 11:10, 1:55, 4:40, 7:30; Thu 11:10, 1:55, 4:40 Obit. (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri, Mon-Wed 6:15; Sat 1:45, 6:15; Sun 1:45 One Week and a Day (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri-Sun 3:30 Rafael: Sun 4:15 (filmmaker Chris Brown in person) • The Other Kids (Not Rated) • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13) Fairfax: Thu 7 Northgate: Thu 7:15, 8:15, 10:15; 3D showtime at 9:15 The Promise (PG-13) Lark: Sat 7:45; Mon 1:45; Tue 8:30; Wed 4:40; Thu noon A Quiet Passion (Not Rated) Rafael: Fri, Mon-Wed 5:45; Sat-Sun 1, 5:45 The Seventh Art Stand: Welcome to Refugeestan (Not Rated) Lark: Mon 6:30 Regency: Sun, Wed 2, 7 • Smokey and the Bandit (PG) Snatched (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30; Sun-Wed 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:05 Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7:15, 9:40; Sat-Sun 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40 Northgate: Fri-Tue 12:50, 1:55, 3:15, 4:25, 5:35, 7:55, 10:15; Wed 12:50, 1:55, 3:15, 4:25, 5:35, 6:45, 7:55, 9:05, 10:15 Rowland: Fri-Wed 10:15, 12:40, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:20 Their Finest (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:40; Sun-Wed 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20; Thu 10:50, 1:40, 4:30 Sequoia: Fri, Mon-Thu 7:20; SatSun 1:30, 7:20 The Wall (R) Regency: Fri-Sat 1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:20; Sun, Wed 4:35; MonTue 1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50; Thu 1:05, 3:20, 5:35 The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13) Larkspur Landing: Fri, Mon-Wed 7, 9:55; Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 9:55

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm. CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 388-4862 Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 924-6505 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, 800-326-3264 Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon, 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael, 454-1222 Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda, 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato, 800-326-3264

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Sundial Clubs & Venues

Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church May 20, 7pm, Enriching Lives Through Music spring concert. May 21, 5pm, “Young Artists Concert” with Marin Music Chest. 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley. 415.381.4453.

El Radio Fantastique Eclectic ensemble from West Marin, led by songwriter Giovanni DiMorente, joins forces with gracefully melodic outfit La Libertà in a benefit show for Wise Academy. May 20, 9pm. $15. 19 Broadway Club, 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

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19 Broadway Club May 17, songwriters in the round with Danny Uzi. May 18, Koolwhip. May 19, 5:30pm, Todos Santos. May 19, 9pm, Magic in the Other with Ancient Baby. May 22, open mic. 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.

HAPA Hawaiian supergroup headlines a night of island cuisine, cocktails, traditional dance performances and more, celebrating 25 years of the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts. May 20, 7pm. $32 and up. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael. 415.444.8000.

Don Antonio’s Thurs, 6pm, dinner music with pianist Ricardo Scales. 114 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.0400.

Concerts MARIN COUNTY

SONOMA COUNTY Blackalicious Veteran hip-hop duo out of Sacramento headlines, with support from NorBay Music Award-winner Pure Powers. May 20, 9pm. $20. HopMonk Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300. Sin Peaks North Bay Cabaret performs a damn fine evening of burlesque, drag, comedy, circus, games, DJs, puppets and more in this David Lynch-themed variety show. May 19, 8pm. $15. Whiskey Tip, 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535. Siren Sonoma County ‘90s punk band reunites and headlines a memorial for Miriam Wilding Hodgman that also features Protected Left, Rush&Attack, Bucc Nyfe and others. May 20, 7pm. $10. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St, Petaluma. 707.762.3565.

NAPA COUNTY Brendan James Troubadour singer-songwriter, whose songs have landed on major television shows and feature films, performs two shows with support from Napa-based duo Imports. May 22, 7 and 9:30pm. $10 and up. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258. JJ Grey & Mofro BottleRock presents the blue-collared soul man and his grooving band, with Americana act Kuinka opening. May 24, 8pm. $30. JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre, 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.

Ali Akbar College of Music May 20, 7:30pm, North Indian classical music with Tejendra Majumdar and Swapan Chaudhuri. 215 West End Ave, San Rafael. 415.454.6372.

Don Antonio’s Trattoria Tues, 6pm, star night jam with pianist Ricardo Scales. 455 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.3332. Falkirk Cultural Center May 18, poetry and music with Brian Laidlaw and Ken Waldman. 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael. 415.485.3438. Fenix May 18, Mumblefinger. May 19, Reed Fromer Band. May 20, Journey Revisited. May 21, 6:30pm, Dana Salzman. May 23, VinCi & Her Groove Sector. May 24, pro blues jam with the Fenix Band. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.813.5600. George’s Nightclub May 19, Grupo Metamorfosis. May 20, DJ Marlo. May 21, Banda Night. 842 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.226.0262. Gospel Flat Farm May 18, Meernaa with Emily Ritz and Danny Vitali. 140 Olema-Bolinas Rd, Bolinas. gospelflatfarm.com. HopMonk Novato May 18, tribute to Jonathan Stern with the Jungle Studs. May 19, Fleetwood Mask. May 20, Tomas D & the Sundown Gang with Hot Start. 224 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.6200. Iron Springs Pub & Brewery May 17, Fly by Train. May 24, Koolerator. 765 Center Blvd, Fairfax. 415.485.1005. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium May 20, Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival National Finals. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800. Marin Country Mart May 19, 6pm, Friday Night Jazz with CROWtet. May 21, 12:30pm, Folkish Festival with Misner & Smith. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.5700.

No Name Bar May 17, Tin Whiskers. May 18, Michael LaMacchia Band. May 19, Michael Aragon Quartet. May 20, Chris Saunders Band. May 21, 3pm, Flowtilla. May 21, 8:30pm, Migrant. May 22, Kimrea & the Dreamdogs. May 23, open mic. May 24, No Room for Zeus. 757 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.1392. Old St Hilary’s Landmark May 21, 4pm, “A Child’s Garden” with Musae. 201 Esperanza, Tiburon. 415.435.2567. Osteria Divino May 17, Dan Zemelman Trio. May 18, Ami Molinelli. May 19, Lorca Hart Trio. May 20, David Jeffrey’s Jazz Fourtet. May 21, Brian Moran Duo. May 23, Pedro Rosales Con Quimba. May 24, Jonathan Poretz. 37 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.331.9355. Panama Hotel Restaurant May 17, EMK. May 18, Deborah Winters. May 23, Audrey Moira Shimkas. May 24, the Buzz. 4 Bayview St, San Rafael. 415.457.3993. Peri Park May 21, 1:30pm, Fairfax Open Space Committee fundraiser with the Eleven. 124 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. Peri’s Silver Dollar May 17, the Elvis Johnson Soul Revue. May 18, Friends on Fire. May 19, PSDSP. May 20, Crooked. May 21, Grateful Sundays. May 22, open mic. May 23, Fresh Baked Blues. May 24, the New Sneakers. 29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910. Rancho Nicasio May 19, Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express. May 21, 5pm, Todos Santos. 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio. 415.662.2219. Rickey’s May 19, Lady D. May 20, Tracy Rose Trio. May 21, Chime Travelers. 250 Entrada Dr, Novato. 415.883.9477. Sausalito Seahorse Wed, Milonga with Marcelo Puig and Seth Asarnow. May 18, Escencia Latin Jazz. May 19, the 7th Sons. May 20, Changui Majadero. May 21, 5pm, Mazacote. 305 Harbor View Dr, Sausalito. 415.331.2899.

CALENDAR Smiley’s Schooner Saloon May 18, DJ Samir Neffati. May 19, the Dixie Giants. May 20, Voodoo Switch. 41 Wharf Rd, Bolinas. 415.868.1311. Spitfire Lounge Third Friday of every month, DJ Jimmy Hits. 848 B St, San Rafael. 415.454.5551. Strawberry Recreation Center May 21, 4pm, “Our World . . . Our Future” with Singers Marin’s Vocal Arts Academy. 118 E Strawberry Dr, Mill Valley. singersmarin.org. Sweetwater Music Hall May 18, Dangermuffin. May 20, Marble Party album release show with Book of Birds. May 21, 6pm, Adrianne Serna student concert. May 22, open mic with Austin DeLone. May 23, Leslie Mendelson album release show. May 24, Bob Dylan’s birthday with Shakey Zimmerman and James Nash. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.3850. Terrapin Crossroads May 17, Edge of the West with Buddy Cage. May 18, Ross James’ Cosmic Thursday. May 19, Top 40 dance party with the Casual Coalition. May 20, Amendola vs Blades in the Grate Room. May 20, Colonel & the Mermaids with Alex Koford. May 21, 3:30pm, “Stories & Songs” with Phil Lesh & the Camp Terrapin Family Band. May 21, 7:30pm, Midnight North. May 23, Stu Allen and friends. 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael. 415.524.2773. Throckmorton Theatre May 17, 12pm, noon concert with Ian Scarfe and James Jeffe. May 20, Will Champlin & His Band. May 21, Throckmorton Chorus Spring concert. May 24, 12pm, noon concert with Patrick Galvin and friends. 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Trek Winery May 19, Blind Date Band. May 20, Amy Wigton. 1026 Machin Ave, Novato. 415.899.9883. Wu Wei Tea House May 19, Teja Gerken and Stevie Coyle. 1820 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax. 415.457.4754.

SONOMA Aqus Cafe May 19, the Front Porch. May 20, Teja Gerken with Adam Traum and Pete Madsen. May 21, 2pm, Allen Early. May 24, bluegrass and old time music jam. 189 H St, Petaluma. 707.778.6060. Barlow Event Center May 18, 4pm, Third Thursday Festival with


Burnside. 6770 McKinley St, Sebastopol. 707.824.5600.

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Cloverdale Performing Arts Center May 19, “Sculpture Trail,” the northern Sonoma County outdoor art experience celebrates another year of public art. 5:30pm. 209 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale. 707.829.2214. Healdsburg Center for the Arts May 20, “POP! The Power of Printmaking,” juried exhibition explores the ability of printmakers to express concerns about the world around them and share thoughts, ideas and visions. 5pm. 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg. 707.431.1970.

Coffee Catz May 19, 3:30pm, PR Jazz Duo. May 20, 2pm, bluegrass jam. 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.6600. Flamingo Lounge May 19, the Rotten Tomatoes. May 20, UB707. 2777 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Laguna de Santa Rosa Environmental Center May 20, “FAUNA,” paintings and mosaics by Stacey Schuett display in Heron Hall. 3pm. 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.527.9277. Paradise Ridge Winery May 20, “Over the Threshold: the Continuum,” recent abstract paintings by Sonoma County artist Bernadette Howard connect life experiences and emotional responses. 2pm. 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.528.9463.

Green Music Center Schroeder Hall May 19-21, “Early Music Uncorked” with Circa 1600. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. sonomabach.org.

HopMonk Sonoma May 19, 5pm, Black Cat Bone. May 19, 8pm, Danny Montana. May 20, 1pm, Jimbo Scott. May 20, 8pm, Aki Kumar and Jon Lawton. May 21, 1pm, Roem Baur. 691 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.935.9100. Hotel Healdsburg May 20, Mad and Eddie Duran Quartet. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg. 707.431.2800. Lagunitas Tap Room May 17, Cave Clove. May 18, Parts & Labor. May 19, the Smiling Iguanas. May 20, Pacific Vibrations. May 21, the Shots. May 24, Henry Hall. 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma. 707.778.8776. Mystic Theatre May 19, Jack Ingram and Jamie Lin Wilson. May 20, the Itals with Sol Horizon. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.765.2121. Occidental Center for the Arts May 20, Dan Walsh. May 21, 5pm, Claude Bourbon. 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum May 20, 7pm, Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398. Redwood Cafe May 17, Irish set dancing. May 18, River City Band. May 19, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin. May 20, the Rhythm Rangers. May 21, 5pm, Gold Coast Jazz Band. May 22, open mic with DJ Loisaida. 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.7868. Sonoma Speakeasy May 17, the Acrosonics. May 18, Plan Be. May 19, Bruce Gordon & the Acrosonics. May 20, 6pm, Full Circle Band. May 20, 8pm, Left Coast Syncopators. 452 First St E, Ste G, Sonoma. 707.996.1364. Whiskey Tip May 18, A-Plus with Knobody. May 22, the Birthday Party variety show. 1910 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.843.5535.

Poignant and progressive artwork that reflects artists’ views of U.S. politics today is featured in ‘Against TRUMPISM: The Art & Poetry of Resistance,’ at San Rafael’s Museum of International Propaganda, extended through Saturday, May 27.

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graduating seniors. 4pm. Throckmorton and Miller, Mill Valley.

Blue Note Napa May 17, Holly Bowling plays Phish & the Grateful Dead. May 18-20, David Benoit Trio. May 21, Tony Saunders Band. May 23, Roem Baur. May 24, Foreign Frontiers. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.603.1258.

Marin Art & Garden Center May 19, “The Way Home,” tapestries by Sue Weil colorfully conjure places and people. 5pm. 30 Sir Francis Drake, Ross. 415.455.5260.

Ca’ Momi Osteria May 19, Latin Nights with DJ Jose Miguel. May 20, Pat Hull. 1141 First St, Napa. 707.224.6664. Downtown Joe’s Brewery & Restaurant May 19, Walter Hand & the Blue Hand Band. 902 Main St, Napa. 707.258.2337. JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre May 20, VOENA. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300. Silo’s May 17, David Kelleher. May 18, Band of Lovers with Matt Jaffe. May 19, Journey Revisited. May 20, Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums with Miss Carmen Getit. May 21, the Joe Locke Trio. 530 Main St, Napa. 707.251.5833.

Art OPENING MARIN Depot Plaza May 19, “Tam High Senior Art Show,” a multimedia showcase of work from 2017

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HopMonk Sebastopol May 17, Songwriters in the Round. May 18, the Magic Beans with the Melts. May 19, Cham with DJ Jacques. May 22, Monday Night Edutainment with DJ Nice Up. 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol. 707.829.7300.

ONGOING MARIN Art Works Downtown Through Jun 3, “Abstracticum,” San Rafael artist Mark Olson experiments with color and time in the Underground Gallery, and “Stories to Tell, features art installation by Cynthia Tom in the Founders Gallery. Through Jun 2, “Paper as Voice,” Bay Area artists use innovative techniques, concepts and compositions to feature paper as the prominent “voice” of their work in the 1337 Gallery. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.

Druid’s Hall May 20, “Ranches & Rolling Hills,” celebrate Marin’s beauty as seen through the eyes of acclaimed Marin and Oak Group artists in this 20th annual art show. 2pm. 4499 Nicasio Valley Rd, Nicasio. malt.org/art-show.

Bay Model Visitor Center Through May 20, “Vanishing Species,” award-winning artist Rita Sklar explores the wonders of nature and the decline of many beautiful creatures. Beverly Mayeri’s art highlighting endangered species also shows. 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.332.3871.

Gallery Route One May 20, “Real/Abstract,” Geraldine LiaBraaten’s photos challenge their subject’s context in the center gallery, with a memorial retrospective of Betty Woolfolk and Andrew Romanoffís paintings also showing. 3pm. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

Cavallo Point Lodge Through Oct 30, “Wonder & Awe,” renowned artist and award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows his 2D and 3D moving images, created as fine art for digital screens. 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 415.339.4700.

SONOMA Sebastopol Center for the Arts May 18, “Art at the Source Preview Exhibition” features work from artists participating in the upcoming Art at the Source open studios weekends. 6pm. 282 S High St, Sebastopol. 707.829.4797. City Hall Council Chambers May 19, “Art at the Edge,” works by artists from ArtFlare Gallery. 5pm. 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Ste 10, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3010. Clay Vajgrt Studio Gallery May 19, “Mini Grand Opening celebration,” new studio from artist Clay Vajgrt shows paintings from his “Super Monks” and

Corte Madera Library Through Jun 1, “Painting Music & More,” showing of exuberant abstracts by Guillermo Kelly and intimate landscapes by Heidi Hafer. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444. Desta Art & Tea Gallery Through May 18, “East West Rhythmical Harmony,” featuring mixed-media works by modern Chinese and French impressionism expert Anita Wong and acrylics by eclectic California artist Elizabeth Geisler. 417 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. Mon-Sat, 10 to 6. 415.524.8932. Marin Center Redwood Foyer Gallery Through Jun 2, “Animalia Musicale: A Chorus of Critters,” artist Leslie Lakes

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The Big Easy May 17, Wednesday Night Big Band. May 18, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Review. May 19, John Courage with Radio Fliers. May 20, the Pulsators. May 21, Bruce Gordon & the Acrosonics. 128 American Alley, Petaluma. 707.776.4631.

“Flowing World” series. 4pm. 114 North St, Healdsburg. clayvajgrt.com.


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A Place Called Home Money matters workshop for older homeowners who want to age in place, and for senior renters who want to stay in Marin. May 20, 9:30am. Free. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062.

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Altered Books Live Auction Acquire an original work of art from MarinMOCA’s recent exhibit. May 20, 5pm. MarinMOCA, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 415.506.0137.

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Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater May 20, 7pm, Messages, Napa Regional Dance Company celebrates 29 years in the Napa Valley. $25. 100 California Dr, Yountville.707.944.9900.

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Studio. $12-$30. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6800.

MarinMOCA Through May 20, “Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition,” annual show displays the work of 150 Bay Area artists who reconstruct and rework books into unique pieces of art. 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Fri, 11 to 4; SatSun, 11 to 5. 415.506.0137. Museum of International Propaganda Through May 27, “Against TRUMPISM: The Art & Poetry of Resistance,” features the work of artists making a stand for democracy and a statement about their view of current politics in the U.S. 1000 Fifth Ave., San Rafael. Wed-Sat, noon to 3. 415-310.1173. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Through May 25, “Luminosity,” artwork by Jeremy Thornton explores light and space in nature. 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat, 10 to 2; also by appointment. 415.388.4331. Robert Allen Fine Art Through May 31, “Landscapes Reimagined,” works on canvas by Amy Donaldson, Beatrice Findlay, William Leidenthal and John Maxon. 301 Caledonia St, Sausalito. Mon-Fri, 10 to 5. 415.331.2800. The Room Art Gallery Through May 31, “Modern Masters,” the gallery that houses works by Picasso, Matisse, Dalí and more paints the walls black and display contemporary artists in a significant showing. 86 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. Mon-Fri, 10 to 6; Sat, 10 to 4. 415.380.7940.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center Through May 21, “Spring Art Show,” local artists of every media exhibit their work. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo. 415.488.8888. The Studio Shop Through May 22, “Alchemy,” artists Dominique Caron and Martine Jardel team up for a two-person gallery show. 244 Primrose Rd, Burlingame. Mon-Fri, 10 to 6; Sat, 10 to 5. 650.344.1378. Tricia George Studio & Gallery Through May 28, “For the Sake of Wildlife,” acrylic and mixed-media artist tunes into the spirituality of local animals and birds. 122 Paul Dr, B1, San Rafael. 415.577.5595.

Comedy Mort Sahl Sahl takes the stage every week to deliver his legendary, take-no-prisoners wit. Thurs, 7pm. $20. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.9600. Steve Hofstetter A headlining standup set from the comedian and actor, who has been seen on FOX. May 19, 8pm. $20. Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park. 707.665.0260.

Dance Marin Center Showcase Theatre May 20, 2 and 7pm, “Broadway Bound,” show features students of Dance with Sherry

Armed Forces Day Event Comedian and acclaimed inspirational speaker Michael Pritchard emcees the fundraising event that also features a performance by the Swingin’ Blue Stars of the USS Hornet. May 20, 6pm. $45-$50. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St, San Rafael. 415.302.9947. Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival The 123rd annual event celebrates this year with a theme of “Life in Motion” and honors local athletes. May 20, 10am. Free. Courthouse Square, Third Street and Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. 707.701.3620. Marin Design Awards Local architects, designers, and fashionistas are awarded by their industry peers. May 18, 6pm. $50. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. marindesignawards.com. Novato Clothing Swap Friends of the Novato Libraries host a swapping good time fro teens and adults. May 20, 11am. Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato. 415.898.4623. Outdoor Art Club Anniversary Party The club turns 115 years old and celebrates with stories, historic displays, food and drinks and more. May 17, 6pm. Free. Outdoor Art Club, 1 W Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.2582. Sunset Celebration Weekend The pages of “Sunset” come alive as you tour the magazine’s test gardens and kitchen, mingle with writers and celebrity chefs, attend seminars and enjoy fine food, wine and shopping. May 20-21, 11am. $35. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.933.3010.

Field Trips Bird Walk in Bodega Bay Search the harbor, adjacent seas and woodlands for birds, including Doran County Park. Led by Madrone Audubon Society. Wed, May 17, 8:30am. Bodega Bay Harbor, East Shore Rd, Bodega Bay. madroneaudubon.org.


Pug Sundays A gathering of pugs, pug owners and pug lovers. Third Sun of every month, 9am. Mill Valley Dog Park, Bayfront Park, Mill Valley. Tone & Flow Workout in the park with a combination of yoga and Pilates. May 21, 9am. Free. Old Mill Park, Throckmorton and Cascade, Mill Valley.

Film CULT Film Series A double serving of British humour features “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” and “Life of Brian” screening back-to-back. May 18, 7pm. $10. Roxy Stadium 14 Cinemas, 85 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.525.8909. Harry & Snowman Heartwarming film screens with bites and bubbles. Proceeds benefit Sunrise Horse Rescue. May 21, 11:30am. $10-$25. Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena. 707.963.9779. I Called Him Morgan Documentary on jazz musician Lee Morgan and his wife, Helen, who murdered him in 1972, is presented by Healdsburg Jazz Festival and Alexander Valley Film Society. May 22, 7pm. Raven Film Center. 415 Center St, Healdsburg. 707.823.4410. The Illusion of Familiarity Video features sage and author Adi Da Samraj responding to questions about the nature of reality and truth with profundity and humor. May 19, 7pm. By donation. Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3737. NOW Malachi Roth screens his new film and discusses making a film in ten days for less than $10,000 without a crew. May 19, 6:30pm. Free. Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental. 707.874.9392. The Other Kids Bay Area filmmaker Chris Brown presents a screening of his new film that takes an intimate look at the struggles of small-town teens on the verge of high school graduation. May 21, 4:15pm. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.454.1222. Petaluma Film Alliance Spring Cinema Series Featuring recent award-winning favorites and top Oscar contenders as well as classic and local films, with pre-screening lectures and post-film discussions. Weds through May 17. Carole L Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma. 415.392.5225.

cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. Mon, May 22. Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.924.5111. Space Jam Get into NBA playoff mode as part of the Rio’s “Third Saturdays” cult and classic film series. May 20, 7:30pm. $8. Rio Theater, 20396 Bohemian Hwy, Monte Rio. 707.865.0913. Sunú Documentary film about the struggle of indigenous farmers in Mexico against Monsanto is presented by Occupy Sonoma County. May 18, 7pm. By donation. Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.528.3009.

Food & Drink La Vie en Rose Dress in pink as the dining destination turns seven years old and celebrates with a rosé tasting, buffet-style meal and live music from Rusty String Express. May 24. $75. L’appart Resto, 636 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo. 415.256.9884. Rutherford Roundup Taste wine from over 15 Rutherford wineries, watch wine-barrel-making demonstrations and enjoy music from the Bootleg Honeys and live art from Penelope Moore. May 20, 1pm. $75. Foley Johnson Winery, 8350 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford. (707) 963-1980. Wine & Dine Wednesdays Weekly three-course offering showcases local wines and music by Michael Hantman. Wed. $36. Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 707.433.7222. Yoga & Beer Beginner-friendly Vinyasa-style yoga class goes well with drinking fine craft beer. Sun, May 21, noon. $12. Cooperage Brewing Co, 981 Airway Ct, Santa Rosa. 707.293.9787.

For Kids Saint Anselm Festival of Fun Fun-filled day delights with over 25 attractions. May 20. Saint Anselm’s School, 40 Belle Ave, San Anselmo. Scavenger Hunt Solve puzzles in the park and reveal the location of the secret celebration. Ideally for ages 6 to 12, but open to all. May 20, 11am. Free. Howarth Park, 630 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3425.

Lectures Backyard Beekeeping Workshop Get practical tips on managing a hive and focus on getting rid of pests that are a risk to the hive’s health. May 20, 9am. The Fairfax Backyard Farmer, 135 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax. 415.342.5092.

SEED: The Untold Story Film about Emigdio Ballon, a prominent figure in preserving several disappearing Native American seed varieties, screens with a panel discussion. May 19, 6:30pm. $10. Fairfax Women’s Center, 46 Park Rd, Fairfax.

Bass Clinic with Ariane Cap In an interactive presentation, the bassist and educator brings music theory to life on the fret board with engaging practice regimens. Wth Q&A and book signing. May 21, 2pm. Bananas At Large, 1504 Fourth St, San Rafael. 415.457.7600.

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Battling Demons & Chasing Whims Writers Forum workshop with Elizabeth

Stark helps you find your own organic path to integrating writing into your daily life in a pleasurable, inspiring way. May 18, 6:30pm. Free. Petaluma Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St, Petaluma. 707.762.0563. Cycling 1890s Marin Imagine riding Marin’s back roads 120 years ago with this illustrated history talk by local cyclist Joe Breeze. May 24, 7pm. $10. Marin Museum of Bicycling, 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax. 415.450.8000. David Best Internationally renowned sculptor tells stories that encourage inquiry and insightful exchanges, and shows his steel “Temple of Remembrance,” completed in the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation’s artist-inresidence program. May 18, 6pm. $40-$50. Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa. 707.528.9463. Dreams & the Subconscious Artist Kristen Throop discusses how she uses her own dreams as a path for creative exploration. May 21, 1pm. BackStreet Gallery, behind 312 South A St, Santa Rosa. 707.568.4204. Guided Meditation Teaching & Practice Pristine Mind Foundation hosts class with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche. Sun, May 21, 10am. St Vincent’s School, 1 St Vincent Dr, San Rafael. 415.526.3778. Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice Travel talk by Diana Saint James includes images and information. May 22, 10:30am. Corte Madera Library. 707 Meadowsweet Dr, Corte Madera. 707.924.6444. Introduction to Life/Art Process Evening includes an experiential taste of the Tamalpa work using movement, drawing and poetic writing, and a presentation of our training programs through an interactive slideshow and Q&A. Fri, May 19, 7pm. Free. Mountain Home Studio, 15 Ravine Way, Kentfield. 415.461.5362. Introduction to Shamanism Explore shamanism and the shamanic journey. May 19, 7:30pm. Songbird Community Healing Center, 8297 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati. 707.795.2398.

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The Journal as Source of Prose, Poetry & Performance Free-write using prompts and sensory details to capture a moment, then expand those passages to publication-worthy works. Wed, 6:30pm. Through May 17. $95. College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. marincommunityed.com. Meet a Muslim This program, hosted by Moina Shaiq, aims to answer any questions you may have about your Muslim neighbors. May 23, 2pm. Free. Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael. 415.456.9062. Panel Discussion with Pacifica KPFA Hear and speak to new internal developments at KPFA with Bill Crossier, Tracy Rosenberg and others. May 23, 7pm. Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A St, San Rafael. 415.721.0636. Petaluma River’s Watershed Classroom Showcase Petaluma students share their knowledge, insights and recommendations for the river and watershed. May 18, 6pm. Free.

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Discover Garden Magic Join UC master gardeners of Napa County for a tour, showcasing six unique gardens with Spring flowers and plantings. May 21, 9am. $35-$40. UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Ave, Napa. 707.253.4143.


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Theater The Addams Family: The Musical Roustabout Theater presents the gleefully macabre Broadway musical about the kooky family. May 19-21. $16-$26. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

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Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Bay Area’s most magical outdoor theater experience presents the timeless classic for their 104th season. Sun, 2pm. Through Jun 18. $20-$40. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, 3801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley. 415.383.1100. Disney’s Tarzan The famous jungle hero swings into action in this memorable theater experience for all ages, with music, choreography and highflying aerial acrobatics. Through May 21. $16$30. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400. From Both Hips The dark comedy about a revenge plan turned on its head makes its American premiere. May 18-Jun 4. $15-$30. Main Stage West, 104 N Main St, Sebastopol. 707.823.0177. Guards at the Taj As the Taj Mahal is unveiled, childhood friends Humayun and Babur must carry out a task that tests their friendship in this hilarious and heartbreaking fable making its Bay Area premiere. Through May 21. $10-$37. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.5208. Maple & Vine Intriguing comedy concerns a community of burned-out professionals and nostalgic suburbanites who collectively turn back the clock to the 1950s. Through May 21. $10-$20. College of Marin Kentfield Campus, 835 College Ave, Kentfield. 415.457.8811. A Masterpiece of Comic …Timing Bay Area premiere of playwright Robert Caisley’s newest and funniest work to date.Through May 28. Studio Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W Sixth St, Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185. The Money Shot Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars in desperate times in this comedy from Neil LaBute, performed by Left Edge Theatre. May 19-Jun 4. $25-$40. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600. Private Lives Sparks fly and hilarity ensues in this charming comedy, presented by Ross Valley Players. May 19-Jun 18. $15-$27. Barn Theatre, Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 415.456.9555.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142023. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: BIG DROP COFFEE, 2100 FOURTH STREET, STE C #113, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901: MARGARET ANDREWS, 2100 FOURTH STREET, STE C #113, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 17, 2017. (Publication Dates: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142038. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: ADVANCED FEDERAL STRATEGIES, 37 ELM AVENUE, SAN ANSELMO, CA, 94960: DAVID LAMPERT, 37 ELM AVENUE, SAN ANSELMO, CA, 94960. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 19, 2017. (Publication Dates: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142050. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: LINDA PENZUR JEWELRY STUDIO, 74 BOSQUE AVENUE, FAIRFAX, CA, 94930: LINDA A. PENZUR, 74 BOSQUE AVENUE, FAIRFAX,

CA, 94930. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 20, 2017. (Publication Dates: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-142048. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: SONG’S ACUPRESSURE, 1001 LINCOLN AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901: XUAN GAO, 78609 HUMECOURT, ELK GROVE, CA, 95624. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 20, 2017. (Publication Dates: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142062. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: MV FIDUCIARY, LLC, 97 DEL CASA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA, 94941: BAY AREA FUNDING, LLC, 97 DEL CASA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA, 94941. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 21, 2017. (Publication Dates: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 of 2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142063. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: PETE’S CONSTRUCTION, 5 GUSTAFSON COURT, NOVATO, CA, 94947: PETER FRANCISCO SANDOVAL, 5 GUSTAFSON COURT, NOVATO, CA, 94947. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 21, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142046. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: COMFORTABLE FITNESS, 247 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901: THIAGO SILVA, 247 D STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 19, 2017. (Publication Dates: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141921. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: NORTH BAY FURNITURE ASSEMBLY, LLC, MARTIN DRIVE, NOVATO, CA 94949; NORTH BAY FURNITURE ASSEMBLY, LLC, MARTIN DRIVE, NOVATO, CA 94949. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting business under the

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PublicNotices fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 3, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142111. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: DST FIDUCIARY, LLC, 97 DEL CASA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941; BAY AREA FUNDING, LLC, 97 DEL CASA DRIVE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 28, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141994. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: V & C CLEANING, 768 DIABLO AVENUE, NOVATO, CA, 94947: CAROL MOCK, 768 DIABLO AVENUE, NOVATO, CA, 94947 and VICTOR CASTENEDA, 35 A OLIVA DRIVE, NOVATO, CA, 94947. The business is being conducted by CO-PARTNERS. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 12, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141940. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: KOZFH HOME, 175 DEL ORO LAGOON, NOVATO, CA, 94949: KOZ HOSPITALITY INC, 175 DEL ORO LAGOON, NOVATO, CA, 94949. The business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 5, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142091. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: FISHER’S CHEESE AND WINE, 2201 LARKSPUR LANDING CIRCLE, LARKSPUR, CA, 94939: FISHER’S CHEESE AND WINE LLC, 2201 LARKSPUR LANDING CIRCLE, LARKSPUR, CA, 94939. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting

business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 26, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141962.The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: JOOS DESIGN, 812 B STREET, APT 2, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901: GERMAN HERNANDEZ ORTEGA, 812 B STREET, APT 2, SAN RAFAEL, CA, 94901. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 7, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141989. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: THIRD STAGE OF LIFE CONSULTING, 171 ELINOR AVE, MILL VALLEY, CA, 94941: ANDREA HUFF, 171 ELINOR AVE, MILL VALLEY, CA, 94941. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 11, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017-141944. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: VOLUPTUOUS LIFE, VLIFE SOLUTIONS, VLIFE, 66 WOODLAND AVENUE, SAN ANSELMO, CA, 94960: KRISTIN JOY, 66 WOODLAND AVENUE, SAN ANSELMO, CA, 94960. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 3, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141920. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: ADVANSOS, 649 Carlston Avenue, OAKLAND, CA 94610: LEONA HORNE, 649 Carlston Avenue, OAKLAND, CA 94610. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of

Marin County on March 31, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 10, May 17. May 24, May 31 of 2017)

Marin County on April 03, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 of 2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142113. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: OLIVE LOVE, 155 CANYON ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930: STELLACO, INC, 155 CANYON ROAD, FAIRFAX, CA 94930. The business is being conducted by A CORPORATION. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 28, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31 of 2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142094. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: ABBOT KINNEY MARIN, 1700 4TH STREET SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: HEIDI ASHLEY, 520 FAIRHILLS DRIVE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 27, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 of 2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141960. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: LIGA LATINA DE FUTBOL DEL NORTE DE LA BAHIA, 118 ALTO STREET UNIT 210 S.E., SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: DAGOBERTO DIAZ CALDERON, 215 BAYVIEW STREET # 214, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 07, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142056. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: OPTIMUM LANGUAGE SOLUTIONS, 14OO LINCOLN VILLAGE CIRCLE #2257, LARKSPUR, CA 94939: ISABELLE LONG, 14OO LINCOLN VILLAGE CIRCLE #2257, LARKSPUR, CA 94939. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registration expired more than 40 days ago and is renewing under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 20, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 07 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017141929. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: INNER RESOURCE RECOVERY, 175 HOLMES AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903: WILLIAM MATHEW SMITH, 175 HOLMES AVENUE, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142183. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: JANIMA, CEVICHE, BUCATINI, 34 GRENADA DRIVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925: JANIMA, LLC, 34 GRENADA DRIVE, CORTE MADERA, CA 94925. The business is being conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on May 12, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 07 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142159. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: BETTY’S BEAUTY BOUTIQUE, 322B MILLER AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941: BETTY PHUNG, ALVIN TUONG, 1720 ALEMAN BLVD, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112.The business is being conducted by A MARRIED COUPLE. Registrant is renewing filing with changes and is transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County ClerkRecorder of Marin County on May 10, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 of 2017) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT—File No: 2017142077. The following individual(s) is (are) doing business: BE YOURSELF HYPNOSIS, 1337 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901: ANNE E. WOLFE, 1337 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901. The business is being conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. Registrant will begin transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This state-

ment was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Marin County on April 25, 2017. (Publication Dates: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 of 2017)

OTHER NOTICES File No: PR-1701559. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JAMES FUNSTEN COSTELLO; Case No. PR-1701559 filed on May 1, 2017. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JAMES FUNSTEN COSTELLO. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Joseph V. Costello III THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JOSEPH V. COSTELLO III be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action). The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: MAY 30, 2017 at 9:00 am. in Room J, Superior Court of California, Marin County, located at Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94901. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052

of the California Probate Code. Other California Statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: Lauren A. Galbraith, 235 MONTGOMERY STREET, 17TH FLOOR FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104. Telephone: 415-954-4400. (Publication Dates: May 10, May 17, May 24 of 2017) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN. No: CIV 1701676. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner NIGEL WHEELS FORD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: NIGEL WHEELS FORD to NIGEL WATERLOW FORD. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: 06/29/2017 AT 09:00 AM, DEPT C, Superior Court of California, County of Marin, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Marin: PACIFIC SUN. Date of filing: May 10, 2017 (Publication Dates: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 of 2017)

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Q:

A dear friend who’s also a co-worker just went through a breakup with her girlfriend, and she’s devastated. I don’t know what to tell her. I’ve tried everything: You dodged a bullet; it’s a blessing in disguise; you’re better off without her; you should get back out there. Everything I say seems to be wrong, and she gets angry. She’s crying and isolating a lot, and I want to help, but I don’t know how.—Clueless

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Clearly, your heart’s in the right place. However, you might send your mouth on a several-week vacation to a no-talking retreat. Consider that we don’t say to people who are grieving over someone who’s died, “C’mon, think positive! One less person you have to call! And didn’t he live kinda far out of town? Be glad you don’t have to make that schlep anymore!” It helps to bear in mind the theory that evolutionary psychologist and psychiatrist Randolph Nesse has about sadness (and its Goth sister, depression): These emotions—like all emotions—have functions. For example, being sad (like about a breakup) leads us to reflect on where we may have gone wrong—and possibly gain insights that will keep us from making return visits to Boohooville. Also, note that not all emotions advertise—that is, have visible outward signs announcing to those around us how we’re feeling. Nesse suggests that one of the possible evolutionary reasons for the very visible signs of sadness may be to signal to others that we need care—a message that gets sent loud and clear when one is sobbing into the shoulder of the bewildered Office Depot delivery guy. Being mindful that sadness has a job to do should help you stop pressing your friend to see the “good” in “goodbye.” Probably, the kindest thing that you can do is to try to be comfortable with her discomfort and just be there for her. Hand her a Kleenex and listen instead of attempting to drag her kicking and screaming to closure: “It’s 10am. Aren’t you overdue for a round of cartwheels?”

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I’m not ready for a relationship now, so I’m having a friends-withbenefits thing with this guy. He typically takes me out to eat before we hook up. However, a couple of times, he had someplace to be right afterward, so he didn’t take me out to eat first. It really bothered me, and I’m not sure why. I know it’s just sex; we’re not dating. But I felt super-disrespected and almost cried later in the evening. I guess I felt used, which is weird because we’re really “using” each other. —Puzzled

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To a guy, “just sex” is enough. You don’t have to tell him that he’s pretty and take him to Yogurtland. Although intellectually, “just sex” is enough for you, too, the problem is your emotions. They might just seem like a sort of wallpaper to add oomph to your mental den, but evolutionary psychologists Leda Cosmides and John Tooby explain that emotions are actually evolved motivational programs. They guide our behavior in the present according to what solved problems that recurred in our ancestral environment. Many of the threats and opportunities they help us manage are universal to male and female humans. However, in the let’s-get-it-on-osphere, there’s only one sex that gets pregnant and stuck with a kid to feed. So women, but not men, evolved to look for signs of a sex partner’s ability and willingness to “invest.” Even today, when that investment isn’t there, female emotions are all, “Ahem, missy!”—making you feel bad: Hurt, disrespected, used. Wanting to feel better is what motivates you to take corrective action. As anthropologist John Marshall Townsend observed about female subjects from his research: “Even when women voluntarily engaged in casual sex and expressed extremely permissive attitudes, their emotions urged them to test and evaluate investment, detect shirking and false advertising, and remedy deficiencies in investment.” And no, you can’t just plead your case to your emotions with, “But I’m using birth control!” Your emotions are running on very old software, so as far as they’re concerned, there’s no such thing as sex without possible mommyhood. In other words, if you’re going to make casual sex work for you, you need to see that it works for your emotions. Basically, your body is your temple, and prospective worshippers need to sacrifice a goat to the goddess—or, at the very least, buy the lady a hamburger.Y Worship the goddess—or sacrifice her at the altar at adviceamy@aol.com.

Astrology

For the week of May 17

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “A two-yearold kid is like using a blender, but you don’t have a top for it,” said comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Would you like to avoid a scenario like that, Aries? Would you prefer not to see what happens if your life has resemblances to turning on a topless blender that’s full of ingredients? Yes? Then please find the top and put it on! And if you can’t locate the proper top, use a dinner plate or newspaper or pizza box. OK? It’s not too late. Even if the blender is already spewing almond milk, banana fragments and protein powder all over the ceiling. Better late than never! TAURUS (April 20-May 20): My pregnant

friend Myrna is determined to avoid giving birth via Caesarean section. She believes that the best way for her son to enter the world is by him doing the hard work of squeezing through the narrow birth canal. That struggle will fortify his willpower and mobilize him to summon equally strenuous efforts in response to future challenges. It’s an interesting theory. I suggest that you consider it as you contemplate how you’re going to get yourself reborn.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I invite you to try the following meditation: Picture yourself filling garbage bags with stuff that reminds you of what you used to be and don’t want to be anymore. Add anything that feels like decrepit emotional baggage or that serves as a worn-out psychological crutch. When you’ve gathered up all of the props and accessories that demoralize you, imagine yourself going to a beach where you build a big bonfire and hurl your mess into the flames. As you dance around the conflagration, exorcise the voices in your head that tell you boring stories about yourself. Sing songs that have as much power to relieve and release you as a spectacular orgasm. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In normal times, your guardian animal ally might be the turtle, crab, seahorse or manta ray. But in the next three weeks, it’s the cockroach. This unfairly maligned creature is legendary for its power to thrive in virtually any environment, and I think you will have a similar resourcefulness. Like the cockroach, you will do more than merely cope with awkward adventures and complicated transitions; you will flourish. One caution: It’s possible that your adaptability may bother people who are less flexible and enterprising than you. To keep that from being a problem, be empathetic as you help them adapt. (P.S. Your temporary animal ally is exceptionally well-groomed. Cockroaches clean themselves as much as cats do.) LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Lady Jane Grey was

crowned Queen of England in July 1553, but she ruled for just nine days before being deposed. I invite you to think back to a time in your own past when victory was short-lived. Maybe you accomplished a gratifying feat after an arduous struggle, only to have it quickly eclipsed by a twist of fate. Perhaps you finally made it into the limelight but then lost your audience to a distracting brouhaha. But here’s the good news: Whatever it was—a temporary triumph? Incomplete success? Nullified conquest?—you will soon have a chance to find redemption for it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): While shopping at a funky yard sale, I found the torn-off cover of a book titled You’re a Genius and I Can Prove It! Sadly, the rest of the book was not available. Later I searched for it in online bookstores, and found it was out of-print. That’s unfortunate, because now would be an excellent time for you to peruse a text like this. Why? Because you need specific, detailed evidence of how unique and compelling you are— concrete data that will provide an antidote to your habitual self-doubts and consecrate your growing sense of self-worth. Here’s what I suggest that you do: Write an essay entitled “I’m an Interesting Character and Here’s the Proof.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Leonardo da Vinci wrote a bestiary, an odd little book in which he drew moral conclusions from the behavior of animals. One of his descriptions will be useful for you to contemplate in the near future. It was

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centered on what he called the “wild ass,” which we might refer to as an undomesticated donkey. Leonardo said that this beast, “going to the fountain to drink and finding the water muddy, is never too thirsty to wait until it becomes clear before satisfying himself.” That’s a useful fable to contemplate, Libra. Be patient as you go in search of what’s pure and clean and good for you. (The translation from the Italian is by Oliver Evans.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): My friend Allie

works as a matchmaker. She has an instinctive skill at reading the potential chemistry between people. One of her key strategies is to urge her clients to write mission statements. “What would your ideal marriage look like?” she asks them. Once they have clarified what they want, the process of finding a mate seems to become easier and more fun. In accordance with the astrological omens, Scorpio, I suggest that you try this exercise—even if you are already in a committed relationship. It’s an excellent time to get very specific about the inspired togetherness you’re willing to work hard to create.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In ancient Greek myth, Tiresias was a prophet who could draw useful revelations by interpreting the singing of birds. Spirits of the dead helped him devise his prognostications, too. He was in constant demand for revelations about the future. But his greatest claim to fame was the fact that a goddess magically transformed him into a woman for seven years. After that, he could speak with authority about how both genders experienced the world. This enhanced his wisdom immeasurably, adding to his oracular power. Are you interested in a less drastic but highly educational lesson, Sagittarius? Would you like to see life from a very different perspective from the one you’re accustomed to? It’s available to you if you want it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “You remind me of the parts of myself that I will never have a chance to meet,” writes poet Mariah GordonDyke, addressing a lover. Have you ever felt like saying that to a beloved ally, Capricorn? If so, I have good news: You now have an opportunity to meet and greet parts of yourself that have previously been hidden from you—aspects of your deep soul that up until now you may only have caught glimpses of. Celebrate this homecoming! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I predict that you won’t be bitten by a dog or embarrassed by a stain or pounced on by a lawyer. Nor will you lose your keys or get yelled at by a friend or oversleep for a big appointment. On the contrary! I think you’ll be wise to expect the best. The following events are quite possible: You may be complimented by a person who’s in a position to help you. You could be invited into a place that had previously been off-limits. While eavesdropping, you might pick up a useful clue, and while daydreaming you could recover an important memory you'd lost. Good luck like this is even more likely to sweep into your life if you work on ripening the most immature part of your personality. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Time out. It’s

intermission. Give yourself permission to be spacious and slow. Then, when you’re sweetly empty—this may take a few days—seek out experiences that appeal primarily to your wild and tender heart as opposed to your wild and jumpy mind. Just forget about the theories you believe in and the ideas you regard as central to your philosophy of life. Instead, work on developing brisk new approaches to your relationship with your feelings. Like what? Become more conscious of them, for example. Express gratitude for what they teach you. Boost your trust for their power to reveal what your mind sometimes hides from you.Y

Homework: Imagine what your life would be like if you even partially licked your worst fear. Describe this new world: FreeWillAstrology.com.

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