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packed with events to help you plan for the season

Summertime in the North Bay means heading stage in fairs, theaters and even under the stars.
outside for the festivals and celebrations that make It’s also a perfect time to get a dose of nature with
Wine Country unique. Whether enjoyed from a re- the kids: with gardens in bloom, wildlife hikes and
served seat, a festival lawn or a shady spot in a park, great places to splash and play. Traditions like the
a world-class music scene beckons with nationally county fairs and off-the-beaten path favorites can be
known bands, regional favorites and homegrown the perfect way to reconnect.
rising stars. Local farms and vineyards share their In short, summer is an opportunity for immersion
bounty at food and wine events that waft tantalizing in the things that make life in Sonoma County
aromas through the air, while celebrity chefs, danc- special. What we’ve assembled in this expanded
ers, artists and performers of all stripes take center section of Sonoma Go will help get you going.

Fans attempt to catch beer


sprayed on the crowd by
a performer at BottleRock.

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Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
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All aboard RAILROAD SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL » Get


dropped off at doorstep of fun with SMART

train to hear the music


By MICHAEL SHAPIRO
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ROLLING ALONG

T
he fourth annual Railroad
What: Railroad Square Music
Square Music Festival in
Festival, featuring Highway
downtown Santa Rosa on
Poets, Frankie Boots, Sol Horizon
June 10 features top local bands
and 17 other bands
such as Highway Poets and Sol When: 11 a.m. to to 7:30 p.m.
Horizon, but the most exciting June 10
aspect of this year’s event may Where: Railroad Square, Fourth
be that for the first time people and Davis streets, Santa Rosa
can arrive by train.
Tickets: Free, but donations
“It’s so exciting that you can
appreciated atgofundme.com/
hop on a train in Petaluma
rsmf2018
or wherever and be dropped
directly at the doorstep of this Information: railroadsquaremu-
free music festival,” said festival sicfestival.com
director Josh Windmiller.
Windmiller believes that the
SMART train, which began op- and beverage stands near the
erating last summer, can make stages.
the festival much more enjoy- Most of the action is in the
able for those who ride the rails. block bounded but Fourth,
The festival is not a “car-based Wilson, Fifth and Davis streets,
event,” he said. “You can get alongside Santa Rosa’s down-
to it very easily through public town rail station.
transportation. We want the arts But there are stages beyond
to be accessible.” that block: the Stanroy and Al-
Launched in 2015 by the North DARRYL BUSH / FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ley stages are on Wilson Street
Bay Hootenanny, a nonprofit between Third and Fourth
Concertgoers rock out to John Courage at the 2017 Railroad Square Music Festival in Santa Rosa. Local reggae
music collective, one of the fes- streets — the Bottle Barn and
favorite Sol Horizon, below, will be one of the 20 music acts taking the stage at this year’s festival on June 10.
tival’s goals is to highlight local Arlene Francis Center stages
and regional musicians. And then there are bands that There,” from the soundtrack of are in Railroad Square’s parking
This year’s event features five even many dedicated local music the 2014 film, “If I Stay.” area near A’Roma Roasters.
stages, each hosting four bands; fans haven’t heard, such as San “She’s had some national Railroad Square has plenty
a family area with its own stage Francisco-based Bikini Com- success and now we are welcom- of restaurants, shops and bars,
and activities for kids; and a mu- plex, an indie rock band with a ing her back to her hometown,” Windmiller noted. “They open
sical instrument library where terrific singer who goes by the Windmiller said. up their doors and become part
festival-goers can play their own name Kiki the Cat. Nurtured in part by the North of the festival so that’s exciting.”
songs. “No one sings like Kiki,” Bay Hootenanny, the North Bay And anyone taking the train
Circus and aerial acts will Windmiller said. “Her voice is collective that has put on shows to the festival can enjoy a beer or
add to the fun, and an area so powerful it almost gets into at the Arlene Francis Center, the glass of wine from one of those
called Shop Party will feature JEREMY PORTJE / FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT musical theater territory.” local music community is tight bars or on-site beer vendors
local makers and artisans in a whole new beasts.” Windmiller has intentionally knit. without having to drive home.
“bazaar of homemade goods,” Another headliner, Highway brought to the festival some less- During the first three years of “Here in California, we’re a
Windmiller said. Poets, evokes the “charm of er-known bands he feels deserve the festival, musicians occasion- car culture,” Windmiller said.
Frankie Boots, a longtime the North Bay, specifically the exposure. ally joined one another onstage, “I hope that Railroad Square
North Bay favorite who moved hills of Petaluma,” Windmiller “The idea is that hopefully and that could happen again this Music Festival can be a part of
to New Orleans about a year ago, said. “They are loud and big, but everybody recognizes a few year. showing how much more fun
is one of the headliners. intimate and honest at the same names,” he said, “but it’s really “This year we’re bringing can be had if you don’t have to
“Frank is a real celebrated time.” about exposure, inviting people more different genres together drive, park, and worry about
figure here, a singer-songwriter Local reggae artists Sol Hori- to see new music,” such as so any team-ups that do happen who is designated driver.”
who writes immediate classics,” zon “are a whole movement in bluegrass band One Grass Two will be particularly exciting,”
Windmiller said. the North Bay,” Windmiller said. Grass. said Windmiller, who is also a Michael Shapiro is author of
“He fingerpicks. He croons. He “Few bands have such a strong Odessa, who started out in local musician. “A Sense of Place.” He writes
surrounds himself with some community around them. Their Santa Rosa, has an ethereal Adding to the festivities will about travel and entertainment
real quality musicians who take style is reggae, but their vibe is voice and achieved widespread be a farmers market with more for national magazines and The
his songs and turn them into so much more.” acclaim for her song, “I Will Be than a dozen vendors, and food Press Democrat.

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BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY

Tarronia “Tank” Ball performs with Tank and the Bangas in New
Orleans. The group will bring on the funk this year at BottleRock.

9 artists set
to crush it at
Napa festival
Flying under the radar,
these music trendsetters
should not be missed
By ESTEFANY GONZALEZ

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FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

ith big names TODAY, SATURDAY,


like Bruno
Mars, The
SUNDAY & MEMORIAL DAY
Killers, Muse and
Snoop Dogg performing PARTICIPATING STORES:
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Napa Valley music festi- Bird’s Nest Antiques
val, it’s easy to overlook Buddies! Fun Clothes for Her
other artists playing on
the bill. Chico’s
But there are more Halsey, who performs March 2 at
the Okeechobee Music and Arts
Christopher & Banks
than 80 artists perform-
ing at Wine Country’s
Festival in Florida, is headed to
Napa for BottleRock. The Classic Duck
biggest musical event split a $1 pizza with friends, Clutch
over the course of three Ashley Nicolette Frangipane,
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disease with poetic lyrics too
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Halsey
dark to be considered pop. Yet,
Halsey proves it’s possible to
Hopscotch Shoes
If any single female artist on
this year’s BottleRock lineup
appeal to mainstream music
culture without watering down Ireko
should have headlined a night
of the three-day fest, it’s Halsey
songs or filtering herself. Her
newest album “Hopeless Foun- J.Jill
and you’ll agree after catching
her set.
tain Kingdom” led to sold-out
shows at giant venues like Mad- Kaleidoscope Toys
Starting her career as a teen
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Ins, outs to make most BOTTLEROCK


of BottleRock weekend
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York where she coined her stage name
Halsey, after a street in Brooklyn.
Tank And The Bangas
By ESTEFANY GONZALEZ No need to fly to New Orleans for
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Mardi Gras when Tank and the Bangas

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bring the funk and soul of New Orleans
uring my teens, I to Napa Valley.
PHOTOS BY CHRIS PIZZELLO / INVISION
rarely took advan- Since winning the 2017 NPR Tiny
tage of a festival Desk Contest out of 6,000 entries, the Bay Area rap veteran E-40, above, and Latin
“in’s and out’s” policy. New Orleans band earned a reputation Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade will
Once I entered a venue, you for being one of the most energetic live perform this year at BottleRock.
couldn’t drag me out until bands to watch, and it’s not just hype.
after the last encore. How- During live shows, Tank and the Bangas
ever, as I’ve gotten older are a powerhouse of goodness.
I’ve realized the advantage ERIK CASTRO / FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2016 The Bangas combine R&B, hip-hop
to leaving a festival, even Chilling out behind the LOVE sculpture isn’t the only way to and Jazz with a lyrical style of slam
for a short while, is getting take a break at the BottleRock music festival in Napa. poetry that flows seamlessly through
to come back refreshed. songs. A short listen to “Quick,” should
I took a day trip to Napa Coffee for essentials and equally leave you with hungering for fresh tunes
to find the best places to Located on Main Street, as much on food as you and needing to see the band in person.
take a break, grab a bite or Napa Valley Coffee Roast- would at the festival. Not to mention that vocalist Tarriona
pick up items you forgot ing is the closest spot to Val’s Liquors on Third “Tank” Ball has a zesty voice spicier
on your way out the door grab a real cup of coffee Street is probably your best than a pot of Louisiana gumbo.
to the BottleRock extrava- near the festival — well, bet for reasonable prices.
ganza. Best of all, they’re unless you’re into chains, You can find snacks, energy The Wrecks
all within walking distance and want to go across the drinks, extra chargers and The Wrecks are a young band without show on its own.
from the festival grounds. street to Starbucks. just what you need to deal a debut record but have come a long way Barthel and Josh Carter do more with
Honorable mention: with aunt flow. There’s even since secretly recording their first EP a guitar and keyboard than you’d ever
Food Ritual Coffee Roasters at an Italian restaurant inside while house sitting for a musician with think possible, for a band consisting of
While festival food can Oxbow Public Market. if you want a real meal. a home studio. For a band who came just two people. They’ll make you dance
be delicious, it can run you together in Los Angeles in 2016, The with anthems like “You Don’t Get Me
$30 for a small margarita Essentials Wardrobe Wrecks have an undeniable stage chemis- High Anymore” or classic chill tunes
pizza or nearly $20 for two You can’t get every- There’s nothing worse try that makes it seem as though they’ve like “When I’m Small.”
pieces of hand-roll sushi thing you need at festival. than having to stick out been playing together for a lifetime.
that may leave you hungry Unfortunately, it’s hard a 12-hour event through The band’s hit single “Favorite Liar” Other picks you should catch, in one
after an hour of dancing. to find common items like a wardrobe malfunction. was catchy enough to command a sentence:
Gott’s is the place deodorant, phone chargers I know; I lost a shoe national headline tour and a dedicated E-40: If you live in the Bay Area and I
to grab a bite near the and feminine products. crowdsurfing once. Forget street team titled The Robot Army. New have to explain why you should see E-40,
festival grounds, especial- Luckily I found two nearby boutiques that sell T-shirts songs like “Way With Words” off the you should probably just move.
ly if you’re vegan or eat one-stop spots. as pricey as a first-born band’s latest EP “Panic Vertigo” make New Politics: Radio hits like “Har-
gluten-free. My personal Oxbow Public Market on child, and pick up recycled the perfect soundtrack for a summer- lem” or “Tonight You’re Perfect” come
favorite is the classic First Street is essentially clothes instead. time festival. to life when singer David Boyd does
hamburger on sourdough the San Francisco Ferry Wildcat Vintage Clothing headstands midsong or taps into his
bread, made with a vegan Building of Downtown on Randolph Street has one- Phantogram past as a part of a member of a touring
Impossible Burger patty, Napa. The building is of-a-kind pieces for both It’s no secret Phantogram has worked dance crew.
which gave me a minor equipped with dozens of men and women. The store with numerous major artists. Singer The Aces: Out of 80 bands, they’re
panic attack when I first bit local shops. You can pick stocks everything from Sarah Barthel appeared on the album the only all-female act and sound like
into it because the “meat” up anything from gourmet hats, sunglasses and sweat- “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz” and the The Go-Go’s.
was so realistic. There cupcakes and fresh fruit, to ers, to shorts and jeans in duo has even gone as far as recording Natalia Lafourcade: She won five
are delicious sandwiches, organic deodorant and sun- case you made the wrong an entire album as Big Grams with Latin Grammys. If that won’t make you
soups and salads, too. screen. There’s even a few choice of bottoms. There’s Outkast’s Big Boi. While the pair isn’t stop to check out Natalia Lafourcade, I
Honorable mention: sit down restaurants. The also Community Projects afraid to reach out of its synth roots to question your life choices.
Nation’s Giant Hamburg- downside — you’re proba- Incorporated Thrift Store take hip-hop for a spin or work with pop Watskey: George Watskey raps fast,
ers and Napa Noodles for bly gonna spend more than just a short walk away on queens, at its core, Phantogram has its I’m talking Eminem-fast in the song
affordable eats. you would at Target or CVS Franklin Street. own sound, and puts on one heck of a “Rap God.” See him.
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HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL » Check out 30 indie artists at Sonoma’s Gundlach Bundschu

Cozy vibe that rocks in vines


By ESTEFANY GONZLEZ reminding festival goers
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doubles as a hot spot for
ver wonder what musicians year round.
the Summer of Love No Wine Country
would look like if it festival would be
happened now, in Wine complete without
Country, with the current locally sourced cuisine,
generation? If you squint and Huichica is also a
a little, the Huichica foodies delight. With
Music Festival probably Bodega Bay Oyster Co.
comes close, transporting on hand, and Q Craft
festival goers into a hazy southern BBQ aroma
summer day, complete in the air, concert-goers
with lawns, picnic blan- also get to chow down
kets and flower children. on some of the Bay
Of course, being held Area’s most scrumptious
at one of the most scenic foods. Key highlights
winery venues around, include Bay Area band
the modern day upgrades Vetiver performing
include amazing local “Thing of the Past”
wine, farm-to-table for the album’s 10-year
foodie delights, and anniversary, Cocker
an Instagram-ready Power which includes
vineyard view. an all-star assembly of
Where other festivals San Fransisco musicians
focus exclusively on playing in memory of
young acts and dance Joe Cocker, and Fruit
parties, Huichica (pro- Bats featuring the
nounced “we-CHEE-ka) festivals co-creator
offers a laidback feel and Johnson.
family-friendly vibe, more ANGELINA CASTILLO Best of all, unlike most
block party than house This year’s lineup for the Huichica Music Festival at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma includes indie rock veteran music festivals, kids
party. Founded by found- Jonathan Richman, above clockwise, as well as up-and-coming artists Steve Gunn and Iceage. 12 and younger get in
ed by Jeff Bundschu and for free and the winery
musician Eric D. Johnson offers free parking for
of the band Fruit Bats, FESTIVAL carpools of three or
Huichica was constructed IN VINEYARD more people.
“with the concept that This year’s full lineup
What: Huichica Music
wine, food, and music are includes: Wooden Shjips,
Festival
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intimate settings with a When: 2 p.m.-midnight Fruit Bats, King Tuff,
warm and friendly atti- June 8-9 Vetiver, Iceage, Bitchin
tude.” It’s a theory which Where: Gundlach Bajas, Acetone, Rodrigo
shines through with every Bundschu Winery, 2000 Amarante, Howlin’ Rain,
aspect of the festival, now Denmark St., Sonoma Steve Gunn, Linda Per-
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LOCAL MUSIC SCENE » With a little help from their friends,


North Coast musicians find their groove playing in multiple bands

Keeping The Beat


Stories By NINA LARAMORE local musicians that means working in and

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juggling commitments with multiple bands.
onoma County has always attracted and They share a passion for what they do that
produced musicians. Some of them are was instilled at a young age and have an ap-
well known internationally. Others have preciation for the many live music venues in
more limited fan bases existing mainly within the area that afford so many opportunities to
the Bay Area, throughout the West Coast or play. They also share a commitment to contin-
in a geographic range. uous learning, and very busy schedules.
As with many working in the creative arts, Before the season gets fully underway, they
those who haven’t made it to household-name took a few minutes out of those busy schedules
fame often have to work especially hard to to tell us what keeps them going, and where you
make a living doing what they love. For many might be able to catch their acts this summer.

BRUCE GORDON
BANDS HE PLAYS WITH:
Tri Tip Trio, Zydeco Flames, Acrosonics, Atomic Cocktail, Blues Defenders, Blue Notes, RB&Z, Steppin’
INSTRUMENTS HE PLAYS:
Piano; accordion, Hammond B3 organ

What inspired you to learn music, and where did you learn What’s your favorite venue to play in Sonoma County, and
to play? why?
My mother and grandmother played the piano. With so much There are so many great venues in Sonoma County but my favor-
music around me, and a piano in our house, I naturally gravitat- ite is the Sonoma Speakeasy. It is tucked away like a secret, has a
ed to piano at a very early age. I am largely self-taught. I grew up real piano and the owner is a great supporter of live music. He is
in Washington D.C., listening to lots of different kinds of music, also a community-minded person that has raised money for fire
both on radio and live at festivals like The Folklife Festival and victims by creating fundraisers at the club.
Smithsonian productions. I also heard music in the streets and What musician, living or dead, has most inspired you in
parks. I wanted to study music and as an improviser (playing your life as a musician?
by ear and making up my own music), I really only had two
choices for an accredited college to study jazz; I picked Cornish Very difficult question because of all the different genres that I
College in Seattle, where I studied jazz and received a BA with a love. So, here’s my best shot — Oscar Peterson, Professor Long-
music major. hair, Jimmy Smith and Clifton Chenier.
What’s the best thing about playing in multiple bands at What’s a favorite band/musician coming to Sonoma County
the same time? (not one of yours) that you’ll want to see this summer?
It keeps me versatile. I enjoy so many genres. The musicians here The California Honeydrops
are much more interconnected. Many of us perform an annual Where can people see you play this summer?
marathon concert day with most of the bands participating, that In Sonoma County, I play every Monday night at the Twin Oaks in
raises money for any of our fellow musicians that have a financial Pennngrove with The Blues Defenders; Tuesday nights at Sonoma
emergency. Speakeasy with RB&Z (“Z” is the zydeco part of the show); Wednes-
What’s the hardest thing about it? day nights my vintage Jazz and swing band, Acrosonics, is at the
Not being able to play all the gigs that are offered to me, in all of Sonoma Speakeasy. I have a couple of shows coming up at the Red
the different bands I am part of. Brick in Petaluma. Other gigs include the Boom Boom Room in San
Francisco and Ashkenaz in Berkeley as well as other Bay Area clubs.

KENT PORTER / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT “The musicians here are much more interconnected,” says Bruce Gordon of Sonoma.

WILLARD
BLACKWELL
presents BANDS HE PLAYS WITH:
Gator Nation, Mr. Blackwell and the MBA’s
(Mr. Blackwell’s Allstars) and The Bruthas
INSTRUMENTS HE PLAYS:
Drums, percussion: congas, frottoir or
washboard with spoons, and just enough
piano to write songs

What inspired you to learn music, and


where did you learn to play?
My family was very musical. There were six
siblings and we all played instruments and had
our own band. I started out playing pots and
pans. In Junior High I started singing. Then I
learned to play the congas. When I was 14 we

CELEBRATE SUMMER moved to Sonoma County and I bought my first


drum set. I had music lessons in school and
took private lessons as well. At Sonoma State
WITH GREAT MUSIC University I was a music minor.
A dear friend, Richard Dominique, introduced

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me to zydeco music. As a drummer, I was im-
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mediately attracted to the frottoir or washboard.
I play the washboard like a drummer would. Singer and washboard player Willard
My training in drumming helped me to learn Blackwell will be recording an album with
to play it. I was drawn to it and zydeco because the band Gator Nation.
it always presents itself as happy music. Even
when the subject isn’t so happy. An example is cal schedule. Being in multiple bands helps.
one zydeco song, “Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés,” What’s your favorite venue to play in
written and performed by Clifton Chenier, Sonoma County, and why?
a zydeco music pioneer and designer of the It’s between Funky Fridays and the Redwood
stainless steel washboard. The song is about Café in Cotati. Funky Fridays is on the lawn in
the Depression. It’s a celebration song of the fact front of the Hood Mansion in the summer. The
that even though they have no salt for the green proceeds go to the state regional parks. It’s a big
beans, they do have the green beans. The music outdoor concert. Normally, it’s lovers of music
creates a joyous time. The washboard is mainly that go to it. The bigger the crowd, the more ex-
used in zydeco music. Chenier played it with cited I get about my presentation and the more
bottle caps. I play it with various spoons. Differ- I want to give. The Redwood Café is a favorite
JULY 8 JULY 22 ent size spoon handles for different size rooms. because of the intimacy of the room. It’s easier
What’s the best thing about playing in to connect to people.
Michael McDonald Melissa Etheridge multiple bands at the same time? What musician, living or dead, has most
It allows me to express music differently, which inspired you in your life as a musician?
broadens my respect for music. I play R&B, jazz Chicago Transit Authority, Blood Sweat and
and zydeco. There is a different interpretation Tears, James Brown, Prince, Otis Redding and
with each and with each group of musicians. the ’70s and ’80s Motown era.
I get to express myself differently. I consider
music a form of self-expression. What’s a favorite band/musician coming
to Sonoma County (not one of yours) that
What’s the hardest thing about it? you’ll want to see this summer?
Certainly, it’s a challenge. I have always led the This is a hard question because I like to think I
bands that I am in. I have a particular viewpoint am open to all forms of music. There are many
of what I want to present. Selling that musical new and upcoming musicians that I have heard
viewpoint to the other musicians is sometimes recordings of, but I would also like to look at
AUGUST 26 SEPTEMBER 9 a challenge. My presentation is very important their presentation. One that’s coming here is
to me. I want to present what’s in my head Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at the Green
The Temptations & The Four Tops Boz Scaggs through and with the other musicians. Music Center on August 18.
Sonoma County is home to many great musi- Where can people see you play this
TICKETS AT RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS cians. Like in most communities where wages
have fallen behind the cost to live in that coun-
summer?
Gator Nation is at Montgomery Village on Aug. 5,
or visit rodneystrongconcertseries.com ty, a musician struggles to earn a living here.
Many musicians are forced to take on multiple Funky Friday on July 13, Kunde Winery on July
21, Vineyard 29 on July 28, Taft Street Winery on
or call (800) 514-3849 jobs. Hopefully they will land one that is flexible
enough that they can maintain an active musi- Aug. 12, Simi Winery on Sept. 15. For gigs outside
of Sonoma County, check gatornationband.com.

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Summer Concerts
Rockin’ Concerts Under the Stars
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June 2 SUPER DIAMOND June 7 SPENCER DAY
“Ain’t No Way” you’ll be sitting Vocalist-songwriter-pianist who
on the sidelines when this Neil effortlessly blends jazz, traditional
Diamond tribute hits the stage! and contemporary pop.

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LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
June 16 WONDER BREAD 5 The legendary percussionist is
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TONY LINDSAY August 9 SLIM MAN
The ultimate Santana Tribute Band will The perfect combo of jazz and soul
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have you dancing the afternoon away!
in the moonlight!
June 30 PETTY THEFT August 23 HIP SERVICE
It’s time to celebrate the songs of Tom Expect to be grooving and moving all
Petty & the Heartbreakers. night long because “There’s a Party
Going On” at the Village!
July 1 GARRATT WILKIN &
Speci
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Calling all Parrotheads, we’ll be A Rocking tribute to the King of Pop!
Day!
jammin’ in Margaritaville at the Village! Expect to be dancing all night long!

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An 10-piece band that will have you
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October 4 KENNY METCALF AS ELTON JOHN
“Captain Fantastic” will be “Crocodile
disco, 80’s classics and the most Rockin’…” under the starlight!
current pop and hip hop hits.
October 11 MATT MAUSER’S
July 28 JOHNNY VEGAS & THE HIGH TRIBUTE TO SINATRA
ROLLERS A remarkable tribute with Pete
High Powered, Rock ‘n Soul Revue. Jacobs Orchestra showcasing all the
Be prepared to dance! Sinatra signatures in a truly swinging
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There’s a “Landslide” of Fleetwood
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SUSAN COPPERMAN
BANDS SHE PLAYS WITH:
Medicine Ball Band, Tony Saunders’ smooth jazz
ensemble, Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band,
Rock ’n’ Roll Rhythm Review, Elvis Johnson’s
Soul Review and BackTrax Rock Band
INSTRUMENTS SHE PLAYS:
Saxophone. I fake it on the flute. I also play
the guitar and piano, but just when I am teaching.

What inspired you to learn music, and


where did you learn to play?
The inspiration came from my dad. “You are
going to play the saxophone, whether you like it
or not.” I squawked out my first note when I was
a fourth-grade student at Meadows Elementary
School (a public school in Millbrae). In the public
schools they had short, free lessons and then you
went on to play in the orchestra.
My father was a musician. He admired someone
who played the saxophone. I did like the sax, but
I really liked my dad’s approval. He didn’t give us
a lot of praise. He would have his beer-drinking,
cigar-smoking friends over to play poker, and he
would call me out to make me play a song. Not
just a song. He liked John Philip Sousa march-
es and polkas. I was the only girl playing the
saxophone when I was in school. Not that many
women play horns. People would always say,
“How do you get so much noise out of that horn.”
I studied piano seriously with an amazing pianist
from the San Francisco Symphony for 10 years,
but the things you learn to do as a kid are the
BETH SCHLANKER / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
ones that come easily to you when you are an
adult. I use all the instruments at the North Bay “I’ve had crushes on all the dead and buried jazz legends of the ’40s,” says Susan Copperman, a saxophonist and member of the band
Christian Academy in Novato where I teach in- Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band among others. She’s also an avid surfer, music teacher and mother of two girls.
termediate and advanced jazz ensemble, but the
saxophone is the only one I play for an audience. Village did so much to support the fire victims. guarantee that. The whole music community in relate to that.
One of the places I still get inspiration is playing We raised thousands of dollars. Funky Fridays Sonoma County is outrageous. What’s a favorite band/musician coming to
out at the coast. I am a surfer. I like to combine raises money to benefit the Sonoma County What musician, living or dead, has most Sonoma County (not one of yours) that you’ll
the two loves. Regional Parks Foundation. It’s important to me inspired you in your life as a musician? want to see this summer?
to support people and venues that are supporting
What’s the best thing about playing in I’ve had crushes on all the dead and buried jazz My hope is that I would be able to support my
others.
multiple bands at the same time? legends of the ’40s. Two that meant a great deal fellow Sonoma County musicians by going out to
More than the Sonoma County venues that I love, were Lester Young for the tenor saxophone and hear them play. They are all on my bucket list. I’d
If, or when, I get fired from one band, I can still
it’s the audiences! Sonoma County has a huge, Charlie Parker for the alto sax. They had totally like to see the bands that are playing at the same
toot my horn.
fun loving, tightknit group of music lovers that different styles. Charlie Parker was a fast bebop venues I am playing, but at different times. When
What’s the hardest thing about it? really tear it up on the dance floor almost every maniac saxophone player and so energetic. Lester the other musicians come to support us, I think it
Getting fired, because I am in too many bands. I night. This is in large part thanks to my dear Young was much more of a smooth romantic is really classy and I’d like to do that.
think that I have been fired at least eight times, friend Bob Favreau with “The Kids are Alright” melodic player. The tones were just beautiful. I
and twice from one band. and Jeff Alegria with “Mainland Thunder.” When Where can people see you play this summer?
was captivated with their lives. They were black
What’s your favorite venue to play in they arrive, it is always a party! They get the men growing up when there was so much preju- I think that you will have a hard time not run-
Sonoma County, and why? word out, and people show up in numbers. Some dice against blacks. Their lives were bittersweet. ning into me this summer! But between three of
of my best friends have become the people who They were great musicians but struggling to get my bands, I will be playing at Sebastiani Wineries
The ones that stand out are Montgomery Village show up at their events. It’s completely unique to a good deal of the Fridays this summer. Come say
and Funky Fridays at Hood Mansion. They both their music out. I loved them for what they had to
Sonoma County. In the North Bay, I know I’ll get a endure. There was so much pain in their music. “hello” to me! The concerts at Sebastiani really
support causes that are important. Montgomery good audience. When I play in Fairfax I can’t ever bring people together.
All of us know what it’s like to have pain. I could

BOB McBAIN
BANDS HE PLAYS WITH:
Levi Lloyd and Friends, The Poyntlyss Sistars, Masterkeys Theatre,
Presbyterian Church of Novato Praise Band, Sonoma Sound Syndicate, SwingSet,
Third Rail, The Fabulous 45’s, Rubber Soul Acoustic Beatles Experience, Sonoma
Speakeasy Sunday Night Jam Band, Z and The Benders, Tiger Lyn Band, The Special
Guests, Kerry Daly Band, BackTrax Rock Band, SugarFoot, Mandy Brooks Band,
Brooks and Lloyd Blues Band, The Henry Coopers, The Value Kings and Crossfire. I
am also a regular substitute, when my schedule allows,
with Alvon Johnson, Stax City and the Funky Dozen.
INSTRUMENTS HE PLAYS:
Keyboards, including piano, organ and synthesizer

What inspired you to learn music,


and where did you learn to play?
I obviously love music, but I never really
had any other option. My parents decid-
ed I should do something. They tried me
with a bunch of different things: paint-
ing, sports, etc. None of them were my
thing. Then they tried music. I had an
aptitude. They felt it would be a shame
for me not to pursue it. I started playing
the accordion at a very young age. While
my friends were out playing ball, I was
inside practicing my accordion.
JOHN BURGESS / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT When I became a teenager I told my
“Since I was self-taught, I have been influenced by so many musicians,” says guitarist Levi Lloyd. parents, “The accordion isn’t cool. I want
to do something cool.” Their idea? The
organ! I thought, “Oh, great. The organ.
LEVI LLOYD Real cool.” It ended up being the best
thing for me. I got my first professional
BANDS HE PLAYS WITH:
gig as a church organist at the age of 13. It
Levi Lloyd and the 501 Band, Levi Lloyd and Friends, The Bruthas, The MBAs, Brooks and Llloyd,
wasn’t until I got out of high school that
Taylor P. Collins Band and other Levi Lloyd Trios
I started playing in bands. I was kind of CHRISTOPHER CHUNG / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
INSTRUMENT HE PLAYS: late to the party. I never played the piano “I love everything about Jeff Beck in
Guitar until I got to Junior College. I took a piano all his different periods. I love how
class as an elective, thinking it would be he keeps evolving, says keyboardist
What inspired you to learn music, and where did People should get out and support their local musicians easy. I got my BA in music from Sonoma Bob McBain.
you learn to play? whether it’s free or not. State University.
I had been around music for a long time. I always What’s your favorite venue to play in Sonoma I had private instruction with the accor- he keeps evolving. Allan Holdsworth,
enjoyed entertainment. There was always music in my County, and why? dion and the organ but really, most of who passed away about a year ago, was
house when I was growing up. My dad, a sergeant major what I learned came from listening and a genius. He was a brilliant guitar player.
The Blue Heron. I’ve been playing there since 1997 or playing along with records and television In the future, they will look back on him
in the Army, introduced me to blues, country and big 1998. It’s always been one of my favorite places. It’s a
band. My sisters gave me jazz and R&B. And my mom commercials. If I could hear it, I could as a great composer and innovator on the
beautiful place to play. It’s always been a special place eventually play along. I continued to guitar. I loved his chordal harmony. Tony
gave me gospel. since I’ve been in Sonoma County. My daughter was learn while later playing in bands over Banks was a keyboard player for Genesis
I was an Army brat in Stuttgart, Germany. When I was baptized out there. The Main Street Bistro in Guerneville the years. who taught me more about classical
walking around one day, a friend yelled out his window is my other favorite venue. The owner and I are really harmony. Bill Bruford was an inspiration
at me, “Hey man! Come over here and sing this song.” good friends. Suzie Feehery is one of my favorite people. What’s the best thing about playing
in multiple bands at the same time? as a drummer, composer and prog rock
Next thing I knew, I was playing at USO (United Service She is one of the major reasons I came up here in 1994. innovator.
Organization) shows, officers clubs, NCO (non-com- She gave me my first gigs. I don’t get bored. If I don’t get to solo
missioned officers) clubs, teen clubs and pubs off base in a band, it’s not the end of the world. What’s a favorite band/musician
What musician, living or dead, has most inspired coming to Sonoma County (not one
throughout Germany, France and Bavaria. I was a singer you in your life as a musician? There are plenty of other opportunities
for four years starting when I was 12 years old. to shine. It takes the pressure off of of yours) that you’ll want to see this
There is more than one. Since I was self-taught, I have having to be creatively satisfied by just summer?
Then my voice changed, so I taught myself guitar. I got been influenced by so many musicians. I listened to a lot
my first guitar when I was 17. It was the most convenient one band. I try to see Tower of Power every year at
of people. Everyone from B.B. King to Jimi Hendrix. The the fair, but I have no idea who’s coming
thing to do at that point. I wanted to continue perform- late Eric Gale is probably one of my all-time favorites. His What’s the hardest thing about it?
ing. I was blessed with a good ear. I have been learning to town, since I don’t get out much.
expression. His touch. I always thought his music was Scheduling! Thank God for Google calen-
ever since from musicians I played with, like John Lee lyrical. dars and band leaders who understand Where can people see you play this
Hooker, Joe Louis Walker and Johnny Otis. how to use them. Ten years ago, when summer?
What’s a favorite band/musician coming to Sono-
What’s the best thing about playing in multiple ma County (not one of yours) that you’ll want to I went back to playing full time, it was All over the greater Sonoma area. Follow
bands at the same time? see this summer? scary to look ahead and see a lot of open me on Facebook. I am excited about
It keeps you busy. It keeps you thinking and constantly dates. But by the time I got there, there several summer projects. With Master-
If I had a break in my schedule, there’s a lot of people was always work. keys Theatre, I am in an instrumental
learning. Hopefully you don’t get stagnant. You play I’d like to see. But I am so busy, I don’t even know who
more places. Meet more people. I am a people person. What’s your favorite venue to play in “Dueling Keyboards” and drums trio,
is coming unless they call me to open up their show. In with Kim and Jon Thomas who play with
I love what I am doing. It was my childhood dream to other words, I am blessed to be working so hard. Sonoma County, and why?
make my living at it. If it wasn’t any fun, I might as well the Funky Dozen. The Test Pilots is a
Where can people see you play this summer? Any place where you don’t have to chase
go back to working for the county. brand new, all-star band with Kevin Mul-
them down to get paid! Seriously, there
I am playing all over the place. People can see me at ligan and Peter Donery from Soul Section
What’s the hardest thing about it? are so many different venues, each with
the Twin Oaks the second and fourth Thursday of the and Michael Israel from Sonoma Sound
Keeping the dates straight. Being your own manager its own charm, that I can’t pick one. I’m
month. I am at the Bullpen in Guerneville the first Syndicate. I am doing Live Band Karaoke
is kind of tough. It’s not always that easy dealing with very blessed. Different bands play different
Saturday of the month. I am at the Main Street at least at the Starling Bar in Sonoma and we are
a lot of different personalities. It can be a challenge venues. Wineries are always fun.
once a month. People can check out the Facebook pages planning on expanding to other venues
sometimes. It’s not quite as diverse musically and in for Levi Llloyd and Friends and Levi Lloyd and the 501 What musician, living or dead, has this summer. We select songs from those
the business here. I miss the diversity of the East Bay. Band. In summer, I usually play at the outdoor summer most inspired you in your life as a emailed in and people get the experience
Everyone expects it to be free here. It’s hard to make events. I am going to be at the Wednesday market with musician? of what it’s like to sing with the band.
a living when everyone expects the music to be free. Mandy Brooks. I can’t just pick one. Jan Hammer for the We get to learn a bunch of new songs.
way he hears harmonies and the way he There is a special guest who’s a real
phrases. I love everything about Jeff Beck singer every month. The entertainment
in all his different periods. I love how quality is kept pretty high.
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YARROW ed chamber music in a rehabilitat-


ed horse-riding ring on the side of
Warm Springs Mountain.
CONTINUED FROM D13 “It’s a really remarkable place
to hear a concert,” he said. “One
With the 2018-2019 season, of the things we were able to
Yarrow has clearly set the per- accomplish was to become more
forming arts center on an educa- locally connected and less exclu-
tional track — roughly half the sive.”
performers will be incorporat- After six years, Yarrow and
ing residencies, master classes his growing family — wife, Deb-
and other learning activities — bie, and daughters Grace and
that fulfills the university’s re- Ella, now 16 and 14 — moved to
newed promise under President the University of Iowa in Iowa
Judy Sakaki to better integrate City, one of the best university
the performing arts center into presenters in the country. He
the campus and the region. served as programming director
“Our mission is to present the for the university’s Hancher
most compelling artists of our Auditorium, a year after the hall
time, to investigate ideas and to was destroyed in a flood. So he
provide access to a diverse array got creative, finding the best ven-
of artistic experiences that ue to present each artist.
educate, connect and inspire Eventually, a beautiful, new
Sonoma State University and 1,800-seat performing arts center
surrounding communities,” Yar- was built with a proscenium
row said, reciting the center’s stage and a black box theater.
refreshed mission statement. The multipurpose auditorium
“Compelling is interesting has an acoustical shell for acous-
because you have to ask what BETH SCHLANKER / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT tic music.
matters here,” he said. “And Jacob Yarrow, the new executive director of the Green Music Center, talks with pianist Lisa Kaplan and violinist “It works really well, espe-
we’ve added the concept of Yvonne Lam of the music group Eighth Blackbird before their performance April 18 at Weill Hall in Rohnert Park. cially for string quartets,” he
investigating ideas. It’s less said. “We had the same acoustic
abstract and more about what’s that’s been happening in music that shifts perspective.” others playing on the radio. consultants as Weill Hall.
going on in the world … and we for decades, but is much more “Bach is the greatest thing In April 2017, Yarrow was
intentionally use the idea of prevalent now.” Roots in Appalachia ever. Yeah, we believe in that,” plucked out of the heartland
communities, because there are The Punch Brothers, led by Storytelling comes naturally he said. “But that ain’t no reason to become the new executive
multiple communities.” mandolinist Chris Thile, sched- to Yarrow, the oldest son of two for kids in the coal fields of West director of SSU’s Green Music
Most of the faculty have uled to play at Weill Hall and Appalachia volunteers who Virginia to care. Why does Bach Center, succeeding Zarin Mehta,
embraced the Arts Integration Lawn this summer, is another moved to West Virginia in the matter?” who had previously served as
Program and other educational example of a multi-genre band. 1960s to do community organiz- That was the first time Yarrow executive director of the New
efforts at the center with enthu- “The Punch Brothers are a ing work. Music also runs in had wrestled with that ques- York Philharmonic.
siasm. bluegrass band, but they cover his veins, like the coal running tion — the same question he
“As faculty members, we’ve Pavement songs, and then they through the veins under his na- is asking himself today at the Year-round venue
been pushing for that for a long do straight-up classical music,” tive West Virginia mountains. Green Music Center. And every Yarrrow arrived at the end of
time,” said Alex Kahn, SSU he said. “Labels are important “I grew up around old-time nine weeks, he got to answer it June and hit the ground running.
director of orchestral activities. — those distinctions are inter- music and went to fiddle and in a different way. One of his biggest surprises
“I’m trying to recruit students esting — but they certainly are banjo contests,” said Yarrow, “Iteration is a really powerful was how busy the Green Music
for my orchestra program, and not ironclad. The membranes whose middle name is Nimrod. thing, and you get to try lots of Center — including the 1,400-seat
that will help me with that.” between them are permeable.” “I’m named for one of the great things,” he said. “That’s the great Weill Hall and 240-seat Schroeder
While Yarrow said the center Appalachian ballad singers, the thing about presenting perfor- Hall — stays all year round.
Genuinely Sonoma County will always have a core commit- National Heritage Award-win- mances. We put in a whole year, “For university presenters,
Although new to the North ment to Western classical music, ning Nimrod Workman.” and from show to show, we get to it’s common to have a couple of
Bay, Yarrow brings with him he points out that there’s already When he was in fifth grade, try lots of different things.” months per year when things
20 years of programming expe- a lot of classical music that hap- his grandfather — a sax player After teaching for a year, Yar- are slow,” he said. “The summer
rience and has connected with pens there, thanks to resident en- himself — gave Yarrow an alto row went on the road playing lead keeps us very busy with large
longtime residents such as Hen- sembles such as the Santa Rosa saxophone he picked up at a in the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a crowds.”
ry Hansel, chair of the Green Symphony, Sonoma Bach and the pawn shop. Inside the case was swing dance band formed in 1937 Toss in all the Santa Rosa
Music Center Board of Advisors, university’s own groups. a note: “This is a great hobby that can still be heard today. Symphony concerts, the Sonoma
in an effort to make the center So the open-minded presenter, because it’s like tennis — you “I lived on a bus for a year ... it State student concerts, campus
more authentically about Sono- who boasts a boyish charm and can play it your whole life — but was a great experience,” he said. events and multi-day confer-
ma County. Like wine grown in a down-home demeanor, is ask- it’s definitely not a career.” “We played 40 states and six ences, and there are not many
a certain climate, he believes ing questions about what kinds Yarrow ignored the advice, different countries.” days when the hall stays dark.
organizations are also rooted in of entertainment would have the graduating from the Universi- Then he moved to Maryland to For the upcoming season,
a specific terroir. most impact on audiences here. ty of Michigan in 1993 with a be closer to another sax player Yarrow has folded the Schroeder
“There’s been a desire for “We’re trying to figure out bachelor’s of music in wind in- that he had met at the University Hall concerts into the Master-
tourists to come here, and what our presentations should struments and minors in music of North Texas: his soon-to-be card Performance Series and
people from San Francisco,” he look like in a multicultural theory and music history, plus a wife, Debbie. He put together a created a third venue — The Loft
said. “That’s a challenging thing world, and what’s the best way teaching certificate. classical saxophone quartet and at Weill Hall. For that intimate
to accomplish. I think what can for us to play a helpful role in “I went to Michigan very wrote a grant to go to a profes- gathering, the performers will
lead us in that direction is devel- the local arts ecosystem as well,” specifically to study classical sional development conference be placed downstage and spun
oping our sense of place.” he said. “Does it matter here? saxophone,” he said. “It’s a weird put on by the Association of around to face the audience
Along the way, it’s obvious Can we make this work?” thing to be good at, so you end up Performing Arts Professionals seated in the choral loft, choral
that Yarrow — a teacher and Even some of the classical doing lots of different things.” (APAP) based in Washington, D.C. circle and onstage.
professional musician before he programs Yarrow has pro- After graduating, Yarrow The national advocacy orga- When he’s in town, Yarrow
became an arts presenter — is grammed include adventurous went straight to the University nization ended up hiring him attends every performance and
willing to take risks. and edgy artists. Wild Up, a Los of North Texas in Denton, Texas for an entry-level position, then will often introduce the perform-
The 2018-2019 Mastercard Angeles modern music collec- — a pioneer in the teaching of promoting him to work in fund- ers as well, using the opportuni-
Performance Season is a case tive, will present a program jazz — for a master’s of music ing and education programs and ty to let the audience know what
in point. The mix includes less of civic dialogue in February in performance. eventually, to do educational else is coming to the center and
classical music and more exper- called “We, the People — Arts as “When bands went on the road, programming. He quit his ca- then sticking around to gauge
imental and global artists such Activism.” they would pull up and pick up reer as a professional musician their response to each show.
as Banda Magda, a pop band led Yarrow is also excited about a lot of players,” he said. “There and never looked back. It gives him the chance to ask
by a Greek singer that blends experimental programs such as are tons of famous alums.” “I was a totally competent more questions, including the
South American rhythms with Manuel Cinema’s “The End of After graduating in 1995, show player, but I’m much big one: Why does any of this
jazz and world “chansons.” These TV,” an immersive visual story Yarrow got a job in his West Vir- happier helping to facilitate how matter to our time?
bands tend to appeal to a younger set in a Rust Belt city that ques- ginia hometown as a substitute brilliant artists connect with “I like the question because
demographic of Millenials who tions capitalism and the validity music teacher and band director audiences,” he said. “I feel like there ain’t no answer,” he said.
grew up in a world where borders of the American dream. for Beckley Junior High. The gig I”m making a much bigger con- “There are multiple answers,
between genres had been blurred. “Manual Cinema is pretty for- had its challenges, but his favor- tribution to the world by helping none of which are completely
“The world is more and more ward-looking and unique in the ite class was a nine-week intro to make that happen.” satisfying or finished ... so we
interconnected,” Yarrow said. form that they work in,” he said. to music class that required him After five years, Yarrow wanted will continue to explore.”
“Especially with the younger “It’s a theater company that uses to develop his own curriculum. to work more directly with an
musicians coming up, they can a bunch of puppet techniques So he would teach Bach and arts organization, so he joined You can reach Staff Writer
authentically learn a variety of and live music ... and they hand- then compare the structure used the Garth Newel Music Center in Diane Peterson at 707-521-5287 or
different traditions ... that’s one make a movie in front of you. by the Baroque composer to Warm Springs, Virginia. The clas- diane.peterson@pressdemocrat.
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June 1-10 — Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Saturday with Goo Goo Dolls, Jamaican
Healdsburg and Santa Rosa: The 20th Bruno Mars is among the music headliners for music star Shaggy, the California Honey-
anniversary celebration opens with a BottleRock Napa Valley, kicking off May 25. drops, Royal Jelly Jive, David Luning and
duet performance by top guitarists Bill Kingsborough. On Sunday, blues festival
Frisell and Julian Lage, and pioneering Sonoma: Hear more than 30 bands in an will feature the Robert Cray Band, the
jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Charles intimate setting at the Gundlach Bund- Taj Mahal Trio and Eric Burdon and The
Lloyd will celebrate his 80th birthday schu Winery, including Wooden Shjips, Animals. $60-$125 for June 9, $60-$110 for
during the festival, performing tabla King Tuff, Fruit Bats and Vetiver. $46- June 10 and $100-$210 for two-day passes.
master Zakir Hussain and others. $30- $121. sonoma.huichica.com. russianriverfestivals.com.
$75, with some free events. 800-838-3006,
healdsburgjazz.org June 9-10 — Sonoma County Hot Air June 9-10 — Clean & Sober Music Fest,
Balloon Classic, Windsor: Rise early and
June 8-9 — Huichica Music Festival, dress warmly to see glowing, brightly TURN TO FESTIVALS » PAGE D16

PHOTOS BY JOHN BURGESS / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Wake up early, grab the kids and head to Windsor’s Keiser Park
for the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic on June 9 and 10.
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CHRIS PIZZELLO / INVISION

Tyler Hubbard, right, and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line will perform at this year’s
Country Summer Music Festival, kicking off June 15, in Santa Rosa.

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Boonville: Comedian
Michael Pritchard and
seven bands will perform
at this inaugural event,
set in a substance-free
environment at the
Mendocino County Fair-
grounds. Tickets on sale
at Eventbrite for $25 in
advance ($30 at the gate),
or $21 each for groups of
10 or more, free 12 and
younger. 415-578-0125 or
visit csmusicfest.org.

June 10 — Railroad
Square Music Festival,
Santa Rosa: The fourth
annual showcase for folk,
bluegrass, country and
Americana acts features
20 bands on five stages,
with headliners including
Frankie Boots, Sol Hori- TANIA QUINTANILA
zon and the Highway Po- The Miro Quartet will perform in August at the chamber
ets. The event also boasts music festival Music in the Vineyards in the Napa Valley.
circus and aerial acts
will add to the fun, and Fairgrounds for a musical
locally made crafts. Free, lineup that includes Rail-
but donations accepted at road Earth, The Brothers
gofundme.com/rsmf2018. Comatose, Melvin Seals &
railroadsquaremusicfesti- JBG, Royal Jelly Jive, Ron
val.com Artis II & The Truth, The
Sam Chase & The Untra-
June 15-17 — Country ditional, Danny Click and
Summer Music Festival, the Hell Yeahs and more.
Santa Rosa: Country Proceeds benefit music
music superstars Florida education in Petaluma
Georgia Line, Little Big schools. Tickets: $55-$149.
Town and Toby Keith will petalumamusicfestival.
headline the fifth annual org
event, held outdoors at
the Sonoma County Fair- Aug. 18-19 — Cotati Ac-
grounds. $89-$39 single cordion Festival, Cotati:
day, $249-339 three day. CHRIS PIZZELLO / INVISION For two days, some three
countrysummer.com Actress and singer Kristin dozen accordion acts from
Chenoweth will perform in a variety musical styles
June 22-24 — Sierra July at Festival Napa Valley. take over La Plaza Park.
Nevada World Music There’s a lot more to than
Festival, Boonville: The July 14 — Rivertown just polkas, but you’ll get
25th annual event features Revival, Petaluma: The plenty of those, too. $17
35 acts, including Steel festival combines a river- for one day and $27 for
Pulse, Beres Hammond, side setting and a steam- two in advance; $19 and
Taurus Riley and Teddy punk theme with circus $29 at the gate. 707-664-
Afro, with shows both acts, the Grand Art Boat 0444, cotatifest.com
outside and in the Dance Regatta, authentic $5 wed-
Hall at the Mendocino dings and live music by Aug. 25-26 — Bodega Sea-
Fairgrounds. $70 Friday; The Crux, John Courage food Art & Wine Festival,
$85 Saturday; $75 Sunday. and others. $10 for adults; Bodega: Visit the Watts
snwmf.com $5 for kids. rivertownre- Ranch for two days of food
vival.com and drink, live entertain-
June 28-July 1 — Kate ment on three stages and
Wolf Music Festival, July 20-29 — Festival a wide array of fine arts
Laytonville: The 23rd Napa Valley, Napa: The and crafts for sale. Adults,
annual memorial tribute festival pairs world- $15 in advance, $20 at the
to the late folksinger and class performances gate; age 65 and older and
songwriter features four with culinary and wine military, $10 in advance,
days of live music on four events staged in iconic $15 at the gate; age 12-18,
stages at the 150-acre Wine Country settings. $8 in advance, $10 at the
Black Oak Ranch. The all- Stars include Tony and gate; free younger than
star roster includes Los Emmy Award-winning 12. bodegaseafoodfestival.
Lobos, Indigo Girls, Keb’ actress and singer, Kristin com
Mo’, Martha Reeves & The Chenoweth and violinist
Vandellas, Ani DiFranco, Joshua Bell. Single con- Sept. 8-9 — The Rus-
Joan Osborne, Tom Pax- cert tickets start at $39. sian River Jazz Festival,
ton, Leftover Salmon and Patron Experience passes Guerneville: The festival,
Harry Chapin. $75-$110 start at $850. 888-337-6272, which has been paired
single day, $220 two days, festivalnapavalley.org with the Russian River
$220-$225 three days, $320 Blues festival on a single
four days. katewolfmu- July 28 — Fort Ross Festi- weekend in recent years,
sicfestival.com val, Fort Ross: Celebrate will be expanded to two
the diverse international days at Johnson’s Beach.
July 7-21 — Mendocino flavors and cultures of Ticket information and
Music Festival, Mendoci- Fort Ross. This year’s the festival lineup will
no: A blend of music by event will highlight the be released this summer.
a variety of performers, Kashia, Russian, Alaska russianriverfestivals.com
featuring orchestra con- Native, and California
certs, Big Band, chamber ranch era peoples who Sept. 22-23 — Sonoma
music ensembles, dance, have called Fort Ross Harvest Music Festival,
blues, jazz, world, folk, home over the centuries. Glen Ellen: The produc-
bluegrass and popular $20 per car. fortross.org ers of BottleRock have
contemporary music in teamed up with BR Cohn
the festival tent, as well as Aug. 3-26 — Music in the Winery to present this
small concerts in intimate Vineyards, Napa Valley: new event. Headliners
venues in the historic The 24th annual chamber for the two-day festival,
towns of Mendocino and music festival presents scheduled for September
Fort Bragg. $15-$55. 707- top classical musicians in at the B.R. Cohn Winery,
937-2044, mendocinomu- winery settings. The ros- are folk-rock band The
sic.org. ter includes two returning Avett Brothers on Sept.
favorites — The Escher 22 and the indie folk band
July 14-29 — Valley of Quartet and the Pacifica The Head and the Heart
the Moon Music Festival, Quartet — and two acts on Sept. 23. The rest of
Sonoma: This summer, making their Music in the the lineup features Lake
the festival explores some Vineyards debut — the Street Dive, Shovels &
of the influential music Miro Quartet and Trio Rope, The Suffers and
composed in Vienna from Machiavelli. Venues and Royal Jelly Jive on Sept.
the 18th to 20th centuries, starting times vary. In- 22, and Rodrigo Y Gabri-
including the chamber dividual evening concert ela, ZZ Ward, Rayland
music of Mozart, Beetho- tickets cost $55 each until Baxter and Con Brio
ven and Schubert, per- July 1, and $60 after that. on Sept. 23. Sold out.
formed in the Hanna Boys 707-258-5559, musicin- sonomaharvestmusicfes-
Center auditorium. $45, thevineyards.org tival.com
$25 for 35 and younger.
valleyofthemoonmusicfes- Aug. 4 — Petaluma Music
tival.org. Festival, Petaluma: Head
to the Sonoma-Marin
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LIVE MUSIC Hood Mansion for live June 7-Oct. 11 — Concerts


Friday night concerts all Under the Stars, Santa
May 31-Sept. 6 — Krush summer. Acts include the Rosa: Bands include Won-
Backyard Concerts, Santa Poyntlyss Sistars Band, der Bread 5, the Pete Esco-
Rosa: Backyard opens at Gator Nation, Dylan vedo Latin Jazz Ensemble
5:30 and music starts at Black Project, Soul Fuse, and more. 5:30-8 p.m.
6 p.m. most Thursdays Frobeck, Volker Strifler Thursdays on the Village
at KRSH Radio, and more. Music starts at Court, near Monti’s Rotis-
3565 Standish Ave. Santa 7 p.m. Tickets: adults $10; serie & Bar, Montgomery
Rosa. Opens with Jinx kids 18 and younger, free. Village, Santa Rosa. Free.
Jones, Derek Irving and funkyfridays.info mvshops.com
his Combo, Hunka Hunka
Hula Revue. Free. Full
schedule at krsh.com. June 2-Oct. 6 — Rock- June 21-Sept. 13 — Rock-
in’ Concerts, Santa in’ the River Community
Rosa: Opens with Super Concerts, Guerneville:
June 1-Aug 31 — Friday Diamond. Noon-3 p.m. Live music on the plaza
Night Live on the Plaza, Saturdays on the Village from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every
Cloverdale: Weekly Court, near Monti’s Rotis- other Thursday. Opens
outdoor concert series serie & Bar, Montgomery with Zeparella. Free.
opens with John “Papa” Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-869-9403.
Gros. Street Fair opens at mvshops.com
6 p.m. and music begins at
6:30 p.m. Free. cloverdale- July 1-Aug. 5. Live at
artsalliance.org June 3-Oct. 7 — Sunday Juilliard, Santa Rosa:
Terrace Concerts, Santa Juilliard Park hosts live
Rosa: 1-4 p.m. Sundays, at music from 5-7 p.m. Sun-
June 1-Aug. 21 — Funky the Village Terrace near days. Opens with Burn-
Fridays at The Hood, Cattlemens Steakhouse. side. Free. srcity.org/2169/
Santa Rosa: Gather on Opens with Beatles Flash- Live-at-Juilliard
the front lawn at the back. Free. mvshops.com

FAIRS

June 20-24 — Sonoma-


Marin Fair, Petaluma:
This 5-day event does
eclectic like no one else:
livestock shows and
chef demos, carnival
rides and funnel
cake championships,
wine tastings and pig
scrambles — and, of
course, the World’s
Ugliest Dog Contest. This
year, to make things even
more interesting, ’90s
favorite En Vogue will
headline the fair’s concert
series. The theme of
the fair should be “Free
Your Mind and the Rest
Will Follow,” but it’s not,
instead it is “Beyond
the Milky Way.” Oh,
well. Admission $12-$18,
175 Fairgrounds Drive.
Petaluma, 707-283-3247,
sonoma-marinfair.org

June 30-July 4 — Marin


County Fair, San Rafael:
The best thing about
fairs? Nostalgia music
and cover bands. Before
you can say “cotton can- ALVIN JORNADA / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2017
dy,” you’ve been trans- Shirley Zindler of Sebastopol helps her Neapolitan Mastiff
ported to the lazy days of named Martha, which took first place, wave to the audience
your adolescent summers. during the World’s Ugliest Dog contest at last year’s
With performances by Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.
Leann Rimes, Los Lobos,
Eddie Money and a Beach Aug. 8-12 — Napa Town 35,000 people attend the
Boys (cover band), there’s & Country Fair, Napa: fair each year and just
time travel to all decades There’s more to Napa about anything you can
and for all ages. There are Valley entertainment breed, make or grow at
additional trips available than BottleRock and home is eligible for entry
in the form of carnival winery tours. This year’s into the contest: light-
rides, fireworks displays, Town & Country Fair at weight rabbits, window
and more flower/arts/ the Napa Valley Expo, box herbs, frosted cakes,
crafts/baked goods ex- billed as the “Peace, Love fishing lures, fine lady’s SUMMER FUN AT THE UPTOWN!
hibits than you can shake and Livestock” festival, sweaters — they all have
a stick at. Admission: promises some down- a division at the Best NAPA'S PREMIER ENTERTAINMENT VENUE, WHERE EVERY SEAT IS A GREAT SEAT!
$12-$20, 10 Avenue of the home fun for the whole of Show. For less com-
Flags, San Rafael, 415-473- family, including a junior petitive kinds, there are
6800, marinfair.org/2018 livestock auction, com- carnival rides, live music
petitive exhibits, carnival and fair food. 401 Martin
rides and live music on St., Lakeport, 707-263-6181,
July 4 — Napa County the Plaza Stage. While lakecountyfair.com
Fair & Fireworks, Cal- this year’s entertainment
istoga: For the ultimate is yet to be confirmed,
all-American experience, we’re suspecting the re- Sept. 14-16 — Mendoci-
pair your fair with 4th of turn of last year’s popular no County Fair & Apple BRIAN SETZER'S ZIGGY MARLEY BRIAN REGAN
July fireworks and a clas- outdoor dance floor and Show, Boonville: For ROCKABILLY RIOT RE: GENERATION TOUR
sic hometown parade. In karaoke competition — a those inclined to for-
WED. JUNE 6 FRI. JUNE 8 SAT. JUNE 9
Calistoga, the star-span- mind-altering experience get that Wine Country
gled event takes on to go with the fair theme. stretches beyond Napa
sepia shades with vintage 575 Third Street, Napa, and Sonoma, the Men-
contests, antique tractor 707-253-4900, napavalley- docino County Fair serves
and old-school games. expo.com/town-and-coun- up Alexander Valley
Kids can be farmers for try-fair wines as a reminder. Held
a day and everyone can in the metropolis of Boon-
get crafty at the “Make ville (population 1,000),
& Take Center” — all to Aug. 11-12 — Gravenstein the fair also celebrates
the sound of some sweet Apple Fair, Sebastopol: It “the harvest, farm crit- MARY CHAPIN STRAIGHT NO CHASER AMERICAN IDOL:
Americana music. The may take place in a grow- ters, good food, beer and CARPENTER LIVE! 2018
parade begins at 11 a.m., ing city, but Sebastopol’s just plain having a good
followed by fair fun, carni- celebration of all things time.” And good times SAT. JUNE 30 THURS. JULY 12 FRIDAY JULY 13
val rides from noon, and apple remains “the sweet- can be had at the fair’s
after-sunset fireworks est little fair in Sonoma highlight event — The
choreographed to music. County.” The music Sheepdog Trials — and
Downtown Calistoga, lineup is a who’s who of at the Grand Tasting of
707-942-5111, celebratena- local talent (for a true apples and award-winning
pavalley.org Sebastopol experience, ciders. 14400 Highway 128,
catch the Love Choir), and Boonville, 707-895-3011,
the culinary offerings are mendocountyfair.com
Aug. 2-12 — Sonoma always excellent. Get a
County Fair, Santa Rosa: piece of the apple pie and PAULA POUNDSTONE RY COODER TIG NOTARO
The big kahuna of North sip some cider, wine and Oct. 5-7 — Sonoma SAT. JULY 21
Bay fairs adds horse microbrews; then head County Harvest Fair,
racing, free concerts, a over to the DIY Arena for Santa Rosa: Celebrate SAT. JULY 14 SUN. JULY 22 SAT. JULY 28
hall of flowers and even some bee skep-weaving, the harvest with Sonoma
a butterfly room to the pollinator gardening County wines, beer, cider
usual mix of rides, crafts and viking-style zymo- and the legendary World
and food that sticks to sis (a.k.a. mead-making Championship Grape
your ribs for days. Last with local fermentation Stomp. This year marks
year’s fair introduced guru Jennifer Harris). the 44th anniversary of
the NorCal Brew Fest, 500 Ragle Rd, Sebastopol, the fair and over
which returns this year 707-837-8896, gravenstein- 100 wineries will pour
on August 4. Don’t forget applefair.com wine to thirsty fairgoers
to check when the Clover at the Grand Tasting CESAR MILLAN ABBA THE CONCERT GET THE LED OUT
booth hands out free ice Pavilion. The Grand
cream and, for teens who Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 — Lake Harvest Tasting ticket
SAT. AUG. 18 THURS. SEPT. 6 FRI. OCT. 12
love rides, make use of County Fair, Lakeport: lets you sample all of
those discount wristband Lake County hosted its the award-winning wine
days. This year’s theme is first fair in 1880, in the and food from this year’s
“Salute to Heroes.” Gates
open at 11 a.m. daily;
town of Grantsville (what
is now Lower Lake). The
Professional Wine and
Food Competitions. Each UPTOWNTHEATRENAPA.COM
$7-$13. Sonoma County popular summertime day will offer a slightly
Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett event is now held on the new food pairing. Sono-
BOX OFFICE OPEN
Valley Road, Santa Rosa, shores of Clear Lake at ma County Fairgrounds, M-F 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
707-545-4200, sonomacoun- the Martin Street fair- 1350 Bennett Valley Road,
tyfair.com grounds in Lakeport, and Santa Rosa, 707-545-4203,
1350 THIRD ST., NAPA, CA 94559
takes place over Labor harvestfair.org 707.259.0123
Day weekend. Some
D18 SUMMER ARTS & EVENTS THE PRESS DEMOCRAT • FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

GREEN MUSIC CENTER » Local favorites and array of newcomers on tap for sixth season

Concerts, movies and more


By DAN TAYLOR
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

G
reen Music Center’s
sixth summer season at
the Weill Hall and lawn
will present comedian Gabriel
“Fluffy” Iglesias, the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir, country star
Hunter Hayes, jazz trumpeter
Chris Botti, rhythm and blues
vocal group Boyz II Men, blue-
grass band the Punch Broth-
ers, Los Tucanes de Tijuana,
singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett
and more.
The season also includes the
return of some local favorites
— the Fourth of July Fireworks
Spectacular, the Bluegrass and
Craft Beer Festival, Blues at the
Green and Free Movies at the
Green — and a free concert for
the community, co-sponsored
by the Santa Rosa Symphony,
featuring Mariachi Champana
Nevin.
Call 866-955-6040 or visit gmc.
sonoma.edu. More performanc-
es will be announced at 10 a.m.
June 10.
During late June, July, August
and September, the rear wall
of Weill Hall on the Sonoma
State University campus will
be opened onto landscaped and
terraced Weill Lawn behind it.
Seating is available both inside ALVIN JORNADA / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2014
the concert hall and outdoors Fireworks illuminate the sky for guests seated on the lawn at Weill Hall to view the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in Rohnert Park. This year’s
with table and lawn seating. A event will feature Transcendence Theatre Co. and Santa Rosa Symphony.
video screen captures the per-
formance onstage and projects a
close-up view of the stage to pa-
trons on the lawn. Lawn patrons
can bring blankets and low-back
folding chairs and pack a picnic.
For all summer performances,
lawn tickets for children ages
2 to 12 are half-price and children
younger than 2 are admitted for
free.
Here’s the full schedule:
June 27: “Mormon Tabernacle
Choir and Orchestra at Temple
Square.” 7:30 p.m.; gates open at
5:30 p.m. Tickets: indoor, $45-$80;
outdoor table, $40; lawn, $25.
June 29: Movies on the
Green: “Coco” (2017) 7 p.m. Out-
door lawn only, free. No ticket
needed for entry.
July 4: 4th of July Fireworks WILL BUCQUOY / FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Spectacular, with the Transcen- Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
dence Theatre Co. and the Santa brings his “One Show Fits All” tour MARK J. TERRILL / ASSOCIATED PRESS, 2016 ALVIN JORNADA / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2013
Rosa Symphony, conducted by to Weill Hall on July 7. Boyz II Men will take the stage Aug. 16 at the Green Music Center. Hunter Hayes will perform Aug. 10
Michael Berkowitz. 7:30 p.m. Gates
and Kids Zone play area open at outdoor table, $40; lawn, $25. na Nevin and the Santa Rosa $45-$85; outdoor table, $40; lawn, at 6 p.m. on the Prelude Wedding
4:30 p.m. Tickets for indoor and July 22: Movies on the Green: Symphony. 7 p.m. Gates open at $25. Lawn and runs until showtime.
outdoor table cost $40; lawn, $25. “Annie” (2014) and “The 5 p.m. More info: lagunitas.com/ Aug. 16: Boyz II Men. Sept. 7: Movies on the Green:
July 7: Gabriel “Fluffy” Igle- Greatest Showman” (2017) music/2017-amphitheater-line- 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. “Black Panther” (2018) 7 p.m.
sias, “One Show Fits All” world 3 p.m. Outdoor lawn only, free. up All tickets free, but tickets Tickets are $45-$85; outdoor Outdoor lawn only, free. No
tour. 7:30 p.m. Gates open at No ticket needed for entry. needed for entry, with a maxi- table, $40; lawn. $25. The special ticket needed for entry.
5:30 p.m. Tickets: indoor, $45-$75; July 28: Blues at the Green: mum of four per person. Free event “A Perfect Pairing — Sept. 8: Lyle Lovett and His
outdoor table, $40; lawn, $25. Maceo Parker Big Band, Eric tickets available beginning at 10 Breathless Sparkling Wines” Large Band. 7:30 p.m. Gates open
July 15: Bluegrass & Craft Lindell and the Grand Nationals, a.m. July 10. Call 866-955-6040. Se costs an additional $20. Private at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $55-$85;
Beer Festival, with Ricky Skaggs Deva Mahal. 2 p.m. Gates open at habla Español, 707-546-7007. pre-concert sparkling wine outdoor table, $40; lawn, $25.
and Kentucky Thunder, Laurie noon. Tickets: $35-$75; outdoor Aug. 5: Movies on the Green: tasting begins at 6 p.m. on the Special event: “A Perfect Pairing
Lewis and The Right Hands. table, $40; lawn, $25. Special “The Lion King” (1994) and Prelude Wedding Lawn and runs — Martin Ray Vineyards & Win-
2 p.m. Gates open at noon. Craft event: Blues & Brews Lagunitas “Jumanji” (2017.) 3 p.m. Outdoor until showtime. ery. $20 in addition to concert
Beer Fest from 12-3:30 p.m. Beer Garden. For $15 in addi- lawn only, free. No ticket needed Aug. 23: Punch Brothers, ticket price. Private pre-concert
Concert tickets: indoor, $45-$55; tion to the concert ticket price, for entry. with Madison Cunningham wine tasting begins at 6 p.m. on
lawn, $25. No outdoor tables. patrons get unlimited tastes of Aug. 10: Hunter Hayes. opening. 7:30 p.m. Gates open the Prelude Wedding Lawn.
Craft Beer Festival: $30, with some of Lagunitas’ lesser-known 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45-$75;
purchase of concert ticket. craft beers. Tasting begins at Tickets cost $35-$50; outdoor outdoor table, $40; lawn, $25. You can reach Staff Writer Dan
July 21: Los Tucanes De 6 p.m. on the Prelude Wedding table, $40; lawn, $25. Special event: Ballast Point Beer Taylor at 707-521-5243 or dan.
Tijauna. 7:30 p.m. Gates open at Lawn and runs until showtime. Aug. 12: Chris Botti. 7 p.m. Garden. $15 in addition to con- taylor@pressdemocrat.com.
5:30 p.m. Tickets: indoor, $45-$75; July 29: Mariachi Champa- Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost cert ticket price. Tasting begins On Twitter @danarts.

FAMILY life in this stage production by


the apprentice program of the
May 26 — Rancho Day at the Roustabout Theater based at the
Petaluma Adobe: A chance Luther Burbank Center for the
to rub elbows with the people Arts. This full scale musical pro-
who lived in California under duction includes favorite tunes
Mexican rule. Make adobe from the Disney movie. 7:30 p.m.
brick, rope with vaqueros, learn July 13, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
to dance the fandango and play July 14, and 3:30 p.m. July 15.
historical games. $3 adults, $2 $26 general, $16 ages 12 and
for youth ages 6-17, free younger younger. Carston Cabaret. 50
than 6. Opens 10 a.m. Petaluma Mark West Springs Road, Santa
Adobe State Historic Park, 3325 Rosa. 707-546-3600. 707-546-3600,
Adobe Road, Petaluma. lutherburbankcenter.org

June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, July 27 — Parks Make Life
Sept. 15 — Charles M. Schulz Better Bash: The City of Santa
Museum: The museum cele- Rosa celebrates its 950 acres of
brates the Chinese Year of the parks, trails and community
Dog by turning the spotlight spaces with a special party at
on Snoopy. Monthly special Howarth Park. Free tours of
JOHN BURGESS / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2014
activities include a doghouse the animal barn to meet baby
painting day with professional The Hidden Valley Elementary School fourth-graders visit the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. animals, interactive displays,
artists June 16, an astrono- exhibits and games from the
my-themed day July 21 with a 4:30 p.m. in the Carston Cab- grounds, 1350 Bennett Valley July 13-14 — Broadway Under Sonoma County Traveling
chance to observe sunspots and aret. $13 adults, $9 children. Road, Santa Rosa. jlns.org The Stars Fantastical Family Fair, activity challenge for
make a constellation necklace 50 Mark West Springs Road, Night: A chance to introduce prizes and information about
and viewer, special activities in Santa Rosa. 707-546-3600. kids to the magic of Broadway upcoming programs and activ-
honor of Snoopy’s birthday on June 29, July 22, Aug. 5, Sept. music, with a family-friendly ities. Free. 4-7 p.m. 630 Sum-
Aug. 18 and pet portraits with 7 — Free Family Movies on lineup by the professional merfield Road, Santa Rosa.
Snoopy on Sept. 15. $12, seniors June 24 — Ride a Rig: Kids love The Green: Once a month performers of Transcendence
62 and older, $5 kids 4-18, and trucks, especially those with throughout the summer Theater Co. under the starts at
free younger 4. 2301 Hardies big jobs to do. This event is a Sonoma State’s Green Music Jack London State Park. Dance Aug. 17-Sept. 21 — Movies in
Lane, Santa Rosa. 707-579-4452 chance for children to explore Center will play free movies on and song from Broadway and the Park: It’s lawn seating in
or schulzmuseum.org a variety of big rigs used for the lawn. “Coco” (7 p.m. June Disney, with special perfor- The Land of Imagination for
everything from public service 29), “Annie” and “The Greatest mances by participants of the this Friday evening outdoor
and emergency response to util- Showman” 3 p.m. July 22; “The Transcendence Kids Camp. movie series for families in
June 23 — The Secret Gar- ities, construction, landscaping, Lion King” and “Jumanji: Wel- Special preshow activities start Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park.
den: Local Sonoma County transportation and delivery. come to the Jungle” 3 p.m. Aug. at 5 p.m. with performance at Movies start at dusk, about
kids who participated in the Kids can get behind the wheel, 5 and “The Black Panther” 7:30 p.m. $35-$149. 2400 London 8 p.m. in August and 7:45 p.m.
Missoula Children’s Theatre honk the horn and meet the 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Pack a picnic or Ranch Road, Glen Ellen. 877- in September. Bring a picnic or
Camp at Luther Burbank professionals who drive them. grab concession food. No reser- 424-1414, info@ttcsonoma.org grab some grub from on-site
Center for the Arts star in this Hosted by the Junior League of vations necessary. At Rohnert food vendors. For a listing of
stage presentation of “The Napa/Sonoma. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Park Expressway and Petalu- movies visit srcity.org/2170/
Secret Garden,” a beloved $5.50 admission, free younger ma Hill Road, Rohnert Park. July 13-15 — Mary Poppins: Movies-in-the-Park. 630 Sum-
children’s classic. 2 p.m. and than 2. Sonoma County Fair- The perfect nanny comes to merfield Road, Santa Rosa.
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT • FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 SUMMER ARTS & EVENTS D19

SOMO VILLAGE EVENTS CENTER » Laid-back spot in Rohnert Park keeps glory days alive

AMY HARRIS / INVISION RICK SCUTERI / INVISION AMY HARRIS / INVISION

Where diverse music fills air


Mike Ness with Social Distortion, from left, Selwyn Brown with Steel Pulse and Toots and the Maytals are part of this season’s lineup at SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park.

By MICHAEL SHAPIRO
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

A
t the SOMO Village
Event Center in Rohnert
Park, it’s not just about
the music, said Bryce Dow-
Williamson, CEO of Second
Octave Media, which markets
and helps produce the SOMO
concerts.
The venue, about a mile south
of Sonoma State University,
hosts great bands, but he said
much of the appeal is enjoying
shows outdoors.
There are art installations,
crafts for sale, beer gardens and
a variety of food vendors with
healthy dishes.
For its fifth season, SOMO has
a diverse lineup, launching with
the melodic punk band Social
Distortion on June 2 and featur-
ing reggae shows with Toots and
the Maytals on July 17 and Steel
Pulse on August 16.
The laid-back venue focuses
on sustainability, with more
solar panels than any facility
in the county, Dow-Williamson
said. SOMO is adding a re-
claimed-wood tiered deck this
season and is providing free
water stations to discourage use
of plastic bottles.
Several 1980s bands, such
as the Psychedelic Furs with
opening act X (July 25), are on JEREMY PORTJE / FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2016
the roster.
Concertgoers gather by the outdoor stage as Lucinda Williams performs at the SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park.
The Ultimate Party on Sept. 8
features four cover bands: the Motet alongside a beer festival. “Now I am putting on shows Toots and the Maytals, July
’80s tribute outfit Tainted Love, IF YOU GO This year, SOMO plans to stage with him.” 13: “One of the best-loved groups
Super Diamond, Petty Theft, and up to 15 concerts, and tickets are Here is Dow-Williamson’s take in Jamaica’s history, they also
What: SOMO Village Event
Foreverland (Michael Jackson selling twice as fast as in previ- on the musicians who have been have the distinction of their song
Center
songs). ous years, he said. And SOMO is announced for the 2018 SOMO ‘Do The Reggae’ being the source
Today, so much music is Where: 1400 Valley House Drive, trying out new types of events. season: of the word ‘reggae’ itself.”
nostalgia-based, Dow-Williamson Rohnert Park “This year we’ll be exper- Social Distortion, June 2: Steel Pulse, Aug. 16: “We’ve
said. Information: somoconcerts.com imenting with food-focused “These punk rock legends have had these icons at SOMO. They
“Concert-goers are not reliv- or 707-664-6314 events with different themes,” achieved one of the most non- put on a stellar show and will
ing the glory days of the 1960s he said. They will include music, punk things possible: They’ve perform with popular younger
and ’70s anymore,” he said. “but the food will be the head- failed to burn out. We couldn’t bands, Tribal Seeds and The
“They’re reliving the ’80s and SOMO’s concert series roughly liner.” pass up the chance to bring Green.”
’90s, and this music goes along broke even, he said. For Dow-Williamson, promot- them to Sonoma County.” J Boog, Sept. 7: “Boog is a
with that.” SOMO was on track to make ing bands he’s admired since his Psychedelic Furs, July 25: Samoan reggae singer who has
He noted that the Psychedelic a profit last year, but because of teens is gratifying. “This band brings you all the been making big moves with
Furs sold out Petaluma’s Mystic the North Bay fires, the organiz- “I am working with bands that nostalgia of watching those Brat younger folks. We’re pairing him
Theatre in March and that many ers had to cancel their final show, inspired me to work in music,” Pack movies and consistently with Collie Budz so this will be a
fans there thought it was “the called Funkendank and sched- he said. “When I was 14, I saw gives a truly astounding live great show for college students
best show they saw all year.” uled for late October, that was to Michael Franti,” who appeared performance.” Opening is L.A. and those wanting to see where
During the past three seasons, feature Dragon Smoke and The at SOMO in previous seasons. punk band X. reggae is going.”

ARTS Center for Contemporary Art: the Arts and Art at the Source:
The second installment of To give art-lovers a peek at
Now through June 10 — “Ship this exhibit explores four new studios in outlying areas, the
of Dreams: Artists, Poets and projects by Bay Area artists, center is hosting morning and
Visionaries of the S.S. Valle- each reacting to the evolving afternoon guided tours at se-
jo,” Sonoma Valley Museum social and political climate. lected Art at the Source open
of Art: The S.S. Vallejo was Lexa Walsh’s work examines studios. Each tour includes a
moored on the north side of group protests, while Victor stop at the Sebastopol Center
Sausalito in 1949 and became Cartagena’s analyzes for the Arts for a light lunch
a cultural incubator for immigration. from Hip Chick
artists, musicians and liter- Meanwhile Kitchen and wine
ary luminaries. The exhibit Ranu Mukherjee tasting by Har-
explores the contribution of explores societal vest Moon Win-
this circle of artists from 1949 health, while ery. Admission:
to 1969. Admission: $5-15. Free Lava Thomas’ $60. 707-829-4797,
on Wednesdays. 707-939-7862, delves into sebarts.org
svma.org solidarity.
Admission: $15.
707-226-5991, Now through
Now through June 10 — “Her dirosaart.org Sept. 16 — “Lost
View: The Bay Area Figura- Santa Rosa,”
tion of Gail Chadell Nanao,” History Muse-
Sonoma Valley Museum of Standing exhibit um of Sonoma
Art: This exhibit explores PEANUTS WORLDWIDE — “Contem- County: The
the Berkeley-based artist porary Art by exhibit explores
associated with the Bay Area ing Peanuts with a character beauty of mushrooms and seven featured the changing face
Figurative Movement of the of color became a cultural lichens. Her paintings reveal artists,” The of Santa Rosa
early 1950s. This is the first benchmark in American com- her lifelong connection with Hess Collection: during the city’s
solo retrospective of Nanao’s ic history. Peanuts fans met nature and her close observa- Founder Donald 150-year anniver-
work. Admission: $5-15. Free Franklin in the summer of tion of it. Free. 707-527-9277, Hess has spent sary. It chron-
on Wednesdays. 707-939-7862, 1968 and the exhibit includes lagunafoundation.org 40 years creating icles the 2017
svma.org the correspondence that in- his art collection firestorms and
spired the character. Shortly and his modus RANU MUKHERJEE the 1906 earth-
after the assassination of Rev. Now through June 16 — “Art operandi remains Artist Ranu Mukherjee has quake, as well as
Now through Sept. 16 — My Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Shapes the World, 2018 Youth the same. If he been collaborating with the demographic
Favorite Peanuts: Reflections Los Angeles schoolteacher Art Exhibition,” Petaluma has a sleepless dancers at di Rosa Center shift. Admission:
of Family and Friends,” Harriet Glickman wrote to Arts Center: This exhibi- night after being for Contemporary Art. His $10. 707-579-1500,
Charles M. Schulz Museum: Schulz because she believed tion showcases artwork of deeply moved by work is part of the di Rosa museumsc.org
Schulz’s wife Jean, along with that the popular comic strip students, ages 5 to 18, from a painting, he’s exhibit “Be Not Still.”
family members and close could help shape American Petaluma schools in a variety likely to buy it.
friends share their favorite attitudes on race. Admis- of mediums including paint- These artists are currently Now through Sept. 23 —
strips and the stories behind sion $5-$12, free for children ing, drawing, sculpture and on exhibition: Franz Gertsch, “Time & Place: Human
them. You’ll find out who in- younger than 3. 707-579-4452, photography. Rudi Szilvasy is Robert Motherwell, Anselm Impact and our Changing En-
spired certain characters and schulzmuseum.org the featured artist, noted for Kiefer, Magalena Abakano- vironment,” Art Museum of
punchlines. Admission: $5-$12, his pastel drawings. Admis- wicz, Leopold Maler, Francis Sonoma County: With an eye
free for members and children sion: $4-$5, free for members. Bacon and Gerhard Richter. to wildfires and Hurricanes
younger than 3. 707-579-4452. Now through Aug. 29 — 707-762-5600, petalumaartscen- Free. 707-255-1144, hesscollec- and other natural disasters,
schulzmuseum.org “Foundation, Microcosms: A ter.org tion.com this exhibit explores the
Closer Look at Mushrooms human impact on our environ-
and Lichens,” Laguna Foun- ment and puts it in a global
Now through Aug. 5 — “50 dation: Lucy Martin will Now through Dec. 30 — “Be June 9-10 — “Art at the context. Admission: $10. 707-
Years of Franklin,” Charles share her botanical paintings Not Still: Living in Uncertain Source, Art & Wine Studio 579-1500, museumsc.org. $10.
M. Schulz Museum: Integrat- that focus on the mysterious Times (Part 2),” di Rosa Tours,” Sebastopol Center for 707-579-1500, museumsc.org
D20 SUMMER ARTS & EVENTS THE PRESS DEMOCRAT • FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

In Memoriam
Patrick T. O’Day, March 25, 2003 Mike Ottolini, Nov. 10, 2004 Timothy Shea, Aug. 25, 2005
Joshua Kynoch, Oct. 1, 2005 Caesar S. Viglienzone, Feb. 1, 2006 Jesse Williams, April 7, 2007
Mario Deleon, April 16, 2007 Anthony J. Schober, May 12, 2007 Christopher Gathercole, May 26, 2008
Ryan Connolly, June 24, 2008
Your sacrifice will always be remembered.

47 Annual Memorial Day


th

MONDAY, MAY 28 th

AT 10:00 A.M.
Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Avenue
Spectacular display of thousands of flags honoring veterans
10:00 A.M. ~ Opening Remarks
Master of Ceremonies
Steve Bosshard, U.S.M.C. Vietnam
P51 – Mustang Flyover
Courtesy of the Pacific Coast Air Museum
Keynote Speaker
Kate O’Hare Palmer, Sonoma County Veteran of the Year
Flag Tribute, Rifle Salute & Taps
U.S. Marine Corps League Detachment #686
Special Events for Families
The Redwood Chordsmen
North Bay Military Vehicle Club Display
All American Fare of hot dogs, chips and soda
Benefiting The Living Room
Display of 50 State Flags
Special gift bags for children
Remember Me Display Honoring
Jack Boyce, U.S. Navy WWII

Our Special Thanks To


Action Rents, American Legion Post 21, Cub, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, Marine Corps League 686, North Bay Military Vehicle Club, Pacific Coast
Air Museum, INHS Lighting and Audio Services, The Redwood Chordsmen, Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Lodge 53, Veterans Organizations,
and all the wonderful volunteers for their donation of time, service and products.

SA N TA ROSA
MEMORIAL PARK
A CO M M U N I T Y T R A D I T I O N C 0 A -1 07, C R-1 7 1

CEMETERY • CREMATORY • CHAPEL


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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER STAGE

May 25-27 — “Jeeves Intervenes”


at Sonoma Arts Live, Andrews
Hall, Sonoma Community Center,
Sonoma: Author P.G. Wodehouse’s
British comedy explores the
class system in this adaptation
by Margaret Raether, set in
1920’s high-society London with
hijinks and commentary. $22-$37.
sonomaartslive.org

May 25-27 — “True West” at Clo-


verdale Performing Arts Center,
Cloverdale: American classic set
in California is a dark comedy
and 1983 finalist for Pulitzer Prize
for Drama. Two sons, Austin and
Lee, get into conflict over a film
script when a producer wants one
to write the other’s story. $12-$25.
The summer lineup for Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 707-894-2214. cloverdaleperform-
includes singer Norah Jones, clockwise from top left, singer ingarts.com
Randy St. Jean performs as Jeeves and Larry Williams as Sir Rupert Watlington-
Emmanuel, Fiesta de Independencia and comic Jim Gaffigan. Pipps in “Jeeves Intervenes,” onstage through Sunday in Sonoma.

Center for Arts


May 25-June 2 — “Eurydice” at
Main Stage West, Sebastopol:
The classic myth of Orpheus is June 10-25 — “The Fantasticks” July 22 — “Six Characters in
reimagined in the eyes of its her- at Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma: Search of a Play” at Sonoma Arts

offers season of
oine. Young Eurydice dies on her A romantic fable premiering in Live, Andrews Hall, Sonoma
wedding day and must travel to the 1960, as one of the longest-run- Community Center, Sonoma:
underworld. The characters, twists ning musicals, is both nostalgic Playwright Del Shores provides
and visual effects make a timeless and globally relatable. It’s being a one-night event as part of Gay

delights, laughs
love story feel new. $15-$30. produced in memory of Stephen Wine Weekend, featuring six
707-823-0177. mainstagewest.com Walsh (1956-2018), known for his eccentric people with plenty to
shimmering baritone voice. $25- discover in this R-rated show. $30.
May 25-June 3 — “The Compleat $45. 707-763-8920. cinnabartheater. sonomaartslive.org
Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” org
By DAN TAYLOR of Adam Trent, 8 p.m., at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa June 22-July 8 — “Shrek, The
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT $29-$49. Rosa: Combining every William June 15-July 8 — “Illyria” at 6th Musical” at Raven Performing

T
June 30: Bianca Del Shakespeare piece in under two Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa: Arts Theater, Healdsburg: The
he Luther Burbank Rio, comedy, 8 p.m., hours, this fast-paced retelling Contemporary musical revision story of a reclusive ogre who goes
Center for the Arts $39.50-$205. will attract both fans of his work of William Shakespeare’s come- on a quest with Donkey, who loves
summer season Aug. 5: Frankie Valli and casual readers in need of a dy, “Twelfth Night,” containing to crack jokes, as they encounter
kicks off today. Tickets and the Four Seasons, condensed mashup. $18-$28. energetic moments of mischief a spirited princess. Based on the
are available online at classic hits, 7 p.m., $79- 707-523-4185. 6thstreetplayhouse. through identity confusion, and 2001 animated film and William
lutherburbankcenter.org, $125. com an emotional pull with themes Steig’s 1990 book. $10-$35.
by calling 707-546-3600 or Aug. 8: Gipsy Kings, of gender roles and rejected love. 707-433-6335. raventheater.org
at the Luther Burbank pop fusion music, 8 p.m., May 25-Sept. 2 — “Shakespeare $22-$38. 707-523-4185. 6thstreetplay-
Center ticket office at $61.50-$81.50. ‘Funnies’ Packages” at 6th Street house.com June 22-July 15 — “The New Cen-
50 Mark West Springs Aug. 9: Jim Gaffigan, Playhouse, Santa Rosa: All three tury” at Mount Jackson Masonic
Road in Santa Rosa, open comedy, 7 p.m., $59-$75. William Shakespeare shows, “The June 15-Sept. 9 — “Broadway Hall, Guerneville: Pegasus Players
daily from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 6: Josh Turner, Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr under the Stars” at Jack London stage writer Paul Rudnick and
Here are some of the country music, 8 p.m., (Abridged),” “Illyria” and “The State Historic Park, Glen Ellen: director John Rowan’s two-act
highlights of the summer $49-$69. Comedy of Errors” in a bundle Transcendence Theater Co. puts play, a thought-provoking and
schedule: Sept. 9: T Bone Bur- reduced price for any performance on its seventh season of outdoor eye-catching original comedy
Tonight: Emmanuel, nett, songwriter, musi- date, with exchanges. $79-$89. 707- musical revues, with Broadway centering on a group of interesting
Latino Pop, 8 p.m., cian and producer, 7 p.m., 523-4185. 6thstreetplayhouse.com performers and national touring and humorous characters. $18-$25.
$91-$146. $49-$99. company credits. Preshow picnics, 707-583-2343. pegasustheater.com
June 1: Stephen Stills Sept. 14: Anjelah June 8-16 — “Six Degrees of Sepa- beer and wine. $45-$145. 877-424-
and Judy Collins, 7 p.m., Johnson, comedy, 7 p.m. ration” at Luther Burbank Center 1414. transcendencetheatre.org Aug. 10-19 — “Heroes” at Clo-
$59-$171. $39.50-$149.50. for the Arts, Santa Rosa: Roust- verdale Performing Arts Center,
June 2: Justin Quiles, Sept. 16: Fiesta De In- about Theater stage John Guare’s June 22 — “Flying Leap Improv Cloverdale: A gentle comedy about
Puerto Rican singer-song- dependencia, 1 p.m., free. play, which delves into the role Theater Ensemble!” at Occidental lives forever changed from war,
writer, 9 p.m. $55-$85. Sept. 20: Norah Jones, chance plays in linking people to Center for the Arts, Occidental: focusing on three survivors of
June 16: La Caravana singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. one another. Winner of the Olivier Improvisational comedy and song World War I in 1959, residing at a
del Humor, 8 p.m., $26-$76. $79-$99. Award for Best Play and New York with local actors that will have hospital for retired military men.
June 22: Scott Sept. 22: 43rd annual Drama Critics Circle Award. $25- audience members giving sugges- Won Laurence Olivier Best New
Bradlee’s Postmodern San Francisco Comedy $30. 707-546-3600. lutherburbank- tions to act upon. Cabaret seating Comedy Award. $12-$25. 707-894-
Jukebox, 8 p.m., $39-$75. Competition semi-finals, center.org with wine, beer and refreshments 2214. cloverdaleperformingarts.
June 28: The Magic 8 p.m., $46. available. $15. 707-874-9392. com
June 8-July 1 — “Honky” at Lu- occidentalcenterforthearts.org
ther Burbank Center for the Arts, Aug. 10-Sept. 2 — “The Comedy of
Santa Rosa: Left Edge Theatre July 13-15 — “Disney’s Mary Pop- Errors” at 6th Street Playhouse,
stages the dark comedy about a pins” at Carston Cabaret, Luther Santa Rosa: William Shakespeare’s
young African-American who is Burbank Center for the Arts, farce about families, romance and
shot for a pair of basketball shoes, Santa Rosa: Magical family-friend- identity, was his first play, as well
leading to sales tripling from white ly musical about a nearly perfect as his shortest. Two twins who’ve
THE GREAT teens. A provocative satire extend-
ing the conversation of racism.
nanny includes favorite songs like
“A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Super-
long been apart come together
to bring slapstick and surprise.

ROSE PAIRING $25-$40. 707-546-3600. lutherbur-


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califragilisticexpialidocious” and
“Chim Chiminey.” $16-$26. 707-546-
3600. lutherburbankcenter.org
$18-36. 707-523-4185. 6thstreetplay-
house.com

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D22 SUMMER ARTS & EVENTS THE PRESS DEMOCRAT • FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

GARDEN TOURS Coast will be open to


visitors, including the
June 2 — Garden Con- personal gardens of Deb-
servancy Open Garden orah Whigham and Gary
Days, Mendocino and Ratway of Digging Dog
Marin counties: Private Nursery in Albion and
gardens in Marin and two near the village of
Mendocino counties Mendocino. Tickets are
are open to visitors. In $7 per garden and can be
Marin, visitors can select purchased at each garden
from seven exceptional the day of the event. Vis-
gardens in Tiburon, Bel- itors can stop by one or
vedere and Mill Valley, all three gardens. 10 a.m.
some with bay views. In to 4 p.m. For information
Mendocino County, three and address of open
gardens will be open in gardens visit gardencon-
Boonville, Hopland and servancy.org.
Gualala. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost is $7 per garden on June 30 — Mendocino
the day of event or $30 Coast Garden Tour,
for a ticket book good Mendocino County: Six
for six gardens. Tickets exceptional gardens
can be purchased online are highlighted on this
in advance or at each annual self-guided
garden. For addresses tour sponsored by the
and information, visit Mendocino Art Center.
gardenconservancy.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost
is $40, with an optional
June 23 — Garden Con- lunch at Ravens Restau-
servancy Open Garden rant available for an ad-
Days, Mendocino Coun- ditional $20. 707-937-5818 JOHN BURGESS / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2017
ty: Three private gardens and 800-653-3328, ext. 10. Cynthia Johnson gives a piggyback ride to her granddaughter Verona Mitchell, 7, along the West County Regional Trail
along the Mendocino mendocinoartcenter.org between Forestville and Graton. The path is one of the walks on the Sonoma County Regional Parks’ Trails Challenge.

OUTDOORS at sonomacountyparks.org.
The Press Democrat June 15, 29, July 13, 27 and
TRAILS FOR TOTS
Aug. 10, 24: Paddleboarding and
Today’s Movie Listings A bilingual outdoor program from Yoga at Spring Lake Regional
10-11:30 a.m. with singing, stories Park, 393 Violetti Road, Santa
and a short walk for children Rosa. 9-10:30 a.m. $65. 707-823-1661
3-4 with an adult. Registered required at sonoma-
June 1: Larsen Park, 329 DeChene countyparks.org
Ave., Sonoma July 2-3: Two-day introduction to
Bringing the Best Films In the July 20: Helen Putnam Regional kayaking for ages 9-16, Healdsburg
World to Sonoma County Park, 411 Chileno Valley Road, Veterans Memorial Beach,
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6868 McKinley Street • Sebastopol Petaluma 13839 Old Redwood Highway,
® 525-4840 • rialtocinemas.com Aug. 24: Sunset Beach River Park, Healdsburg. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. $125.
11060 River Road, Forestville Register at 707-565-2041 or visit
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PIZZA PANINIS BRUSCHETTA SALADS SHAREABLES TRAILS CHALLENGE/TREKS LESS TRAVELED
ARRIVE 20-30 MINUTES EARLY FOR IN THEATRE DINING
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY BEAST June 3: 4-6 p.m., Spring Lake FULL MOON KAYAKING
2D: (1:00 4:00) 7:00 9:50 PG-13 CC DV (12:30 2:45 5:15) 7:35 9:50 R Regional Park, swimming lagoon $45 fee includes kayak, paddle and
3D: (2:45) 8:00 No Passes BOOK CLUB
THE RIDER (12:00 2:15 4:30) 6:50 9:00 PG-13 CC DV
V
boat rental area, 393 Violetti Road, life jacket rental. $7 parking. Regis-
(12:00 2:40 5:00) 7:20 9:45 R POPE FRANCIS A MAN OF HIS WORD Santa Rosa ter at sonomacountyparks.org.
LOVE & BANANAS
(1:15 3:15 5:15) 7:15 9:15 NR
(12:30 5:25) PG CC DV Final Week!
RBG (12:45 3:00 5:15) 7:30:30 9:40 PG CC
June 10: 2-3:30 p.m., Pinnacle July 27: Spring Lake July 27,
DEADPOOL 2 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PG-13 Gulch Coastal Access Trail, 20600 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa
(1:30 4:15) 7:10 9:40 R CC DV (1:00 4:10) 7:05 9:55 CC DV Mockingbird Road, Bodega Bay Aug. 26: Lake Benoist at Riverfront
Next Friday: ON CHESIL BEACH starring Saoirse Ronan • THE SEAGULL
June 24: 1-3 p.m., Riverfront Re- Regional Park, 7821 Eastside Road,
THE RIDER
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ROOM 4 OSCAR Nominations “A nervy,Best
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July 1: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Hood Moun-
CHRISTOPHER CHUNG / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
SCIENCE SATURDAY
LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY
“The type of film that’s impossible to come away from unchanged.” – LA Times
tain Regional Park, Pythian Road
Hallberg Butterfly Gardens in
Sebastopol will be the location for an Free interactive experiments for
Q&A with director, writer, producer and subject of film Sun after 7:15pm show!
(south) entrance, 1450 Pythian iRead Outside event on June 29. all ages at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on the
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Road, Santa Rosa first Saturdays in June-August.
NT Live Encore Thu, June 14 7pm & Sat, June 23 10am
July 29: 4-6 p.m. Ragel Ranch Re- Road for Modini Mayacamas Pre- Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Vi-
VINCENT VAN GOGH
Exhibition
On Screen
A NEW WAY OF SEEING – Encore! Wed, June 6 1pm
gional Park, Peace Garden
500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol
serves events.
June 2: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 7 and
oletti Road, Santa Rosa. $7 parking.
707-539-2865, sonomacountyparks.
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Aug. 12: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., North
Sonoma Mountain Regional Park,
Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Biodiversity
BioBlitz species identification out-
org
June 2: Learn about the forces that
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gional Park, Redwood Grove, and Aug.11 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nature July 7: Design a working a kaleido-
7821 Eastside Road, Healdsburg Walk 2-3-mile walk, Modini May- scope and learn how light bends
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THE RIDER R TULLY R NATURE HEALS donation. Aug. 4: Use your imagination to
1:00-8:40
11:00-1:30-4:00-6:30-8:55 Variety of events at regional parks June 15 and July 15: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. design boats, bridges and buildings
BOOK CLUB PG13
RBG PG designed for health of mind, body Wildflower walk and photography using everyday household items
10:45-1:15-3:45-6:15-8:30
11:15-1:45-4:15-6:45-9:00 and spirit. outing, Modini Mayacamas Pre- and brain power.
DISOBEDIENCE
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June 6: 6:30-8 p.m. Relaxation serves, $20 suggested donation.
POPE FRANCIS:
Exercises, North Sonoma Moun- iREAD OUTSIDE
A MAN OF HIS WORD PG LIVES WELL LIVED NR
tain Regional Park, 5297 Sonoma SUMMER STAR PARTIES Children age 6 and younger read
10:30-12:45-3:15-6:00-8:15 3:30PM
Mountain Road, Santa Rosa Sky watches take place at Robert nature books aloud, walk or hike,
ROXY STADIUM 14 85 SANTA ROSA AVE. ALWAYS THE TOP MOVIES June 10: 9:30-11 a.m. Healdsburg Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf make nature crafts and art and
FOR SHOWTIME INFO VISIT www.SREGmovies.com or call 525-8909 Veterans Memorial Beach, 13839 Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Can- play games at different venues.
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June 23: 10-11:30 a.m. Improve for June 9, 16, July 7, 14, Aug 4, 11, hood Park and Garden, 1550 West
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9:30-10:00
Everyone, Crane Creek Regional Sept. 8: 8-11 p.m. $3 adults 18 and Ave. Santa Rosa. Free, donations
(11:50-1:20-3:10-4:40)-6:40-7:55-9:55
Park, 5000 Pressley Road, Rohnert older, free younger than 18, $8 accepted, registration at land-
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8:15
Park parking paths.org required. 707-544-7284.
(11:30-2:30-5:30)-8:30-10:30
OVERBOARD PG13 June 24: 9:30-11 a.m. Restorative Aug. 12: Perseid Meteor Shower, June 5: 1-3 p.m. Stories in the Gar-
DEADPOOL 2 R
(11:55-2:25-5:00)-7:35-10:10 Yoga, Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, 9 p.m-midnight. $3 for 18 and older, den, Bayer Farm
(11:40-12:20-1:00-1:40-2:20-3:00-3:40-4:20-
C.U.L.T. FILM SERIES-“AKIRA” PLUS “CHERRY 2000” 5750 Faught Road, Windsor free younger than 18, parking $8 June 8: 1-3 p.m. Meet at the
5:00-5:40)-6:20-7:00-7:40-8:20-9:00-9:40-10:20 AT 7PM ON THU MAY 31ST July 14: 10-11:30 a.m. Exploring Roseland Community Library,
Music, Sonoma Valley Regional SONOMA COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION 779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
AIRPORT STADIUM 12 409 AVIATION ALWAYS THE TOP MOVIES Park, 13630 Highway 12, Glen Ellen Smart Cycling classroom instruc- June 29: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hallberg
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FRI & SAT: (10:00 AM), (10:15 AM), (10:45 AM), (11:00 AM),
(1:00), (1:15), (1:45), (2:00), (4:00), (4:15), (4:45), (5:00),
FRI - THU: (10:15 AM), (11:15 AM), (12:15), (1:00), (2:00),
(3:00), (3:45), (4:45), (5:45), 7:00, 7:30, 8:30, 9:45, 10:15
Trail,355 Highway 1, Bodega Bay org. July 13: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Duckworth
7:00, 7:15, 7:45, 8:00, 10:00, 10:15, 10:45
SUN - THU: (10:00 AM), (10:15 AM), (10:45 AM), (11:00 AM), SHOW DOGS (PG) Aug 4: 10-11:30 a.m. Art and Music, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 12: Ranch in Sebastopol. Directions to
(1:00), (1:15), (1:45), (2:00), (4:00), (4:15), (4:45), (5:00),
7:00, 7:15, 7:45, 8:00, 10:00, 10:15
FRI - THU: (10:00 AM), (12:30), (3:00)
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Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, 6-8:30 p.m. 750 Mendocino Ave. this private ranch available after
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(PG-13) FRI: (10:00 AM), (1:30), (5:30), 6:30, 8:40, 9:45 5750 Faught Road, Windsor Santa Rosa. $20, $10 for coalition registration.
FRI - THU: (10:30 AM), (1:30), (4:30), 7:30, 10:30 SAT: (1:30), (5:30), 6:30, 8:40, 9:45
SUN - THU: (10:00 AM), (1:30), (5:30), 6:30, 8:40, 9:45
Aug. 19: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Photogra- members July 20: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Rancho
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FRI - THU: (11:15 AM), (2:25), (5:30), 8:30
(PG-13)
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (PG-13) phy, 2-mile walk, Sonoma valley July 14, Aug. 18: Workshops: Safety Mark West, 7125 St. Helena Road,
BOOK CLUB
FRI - THU: (10:30 AM), (1:15), (3:45), 6:30, 9:00
(PG-13) OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
SAT: (10:00 AM)
Regional Park, 13630 Highway 12, instruction and family bike ride. Santa Rosa
Glen Ellen Sonoma Community Center, Sono-
3RD STREET CINEMA 620 THIRD ST. ALL SEATS $3.75 ALL TIMES Aug. 29: 6:30-8 p.m. Relaxation Ex- ma. Free FREE FITNESS HIKES
FOR SHOWTIME INFO VISIT www.SREGmovies.com or call 525-8909 • 3-D Features $4.75
I FEEL PRETTY PG-13 SHERLOCK GNOMES PG ercises, Tolay Lake Regional Park, Moderate 1-mile hike with an option
11:35, 4:20, 9:10
RAMPAGE PG-13
11:00, 1:00, 3:00
ISLE OF DOGS PG-13
5869 Cannon Lane, Petaluma CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS to hike further at Jack London State
2:00, 6:45
BREAKING IN PG-13
2:15, 6:40
BLACK PANTHER PG-13
June 2-Aug. 25: 25 interactive camp- Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch
11:45, 4:35, 8:55 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 8:50 BOUVERIE PRESERVE fire programs on nature and wild- Road, Glen Ellen. Dogs not allowed,
READY PLAYER ONE PG-13 LIFE OF THE PARTY PG-13
5:30, 8:30 11:15, 9:00 June 1: Nature hike, Bouverie life topics are scheduled 7-8 p.m. at hike times may vary. 707-938-5216.
A QUIET PLACE
11:30, 1:55, 4:10, 6:25, 8:40
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FOR ANY FILM, 2 POPCORNS, AND 2 DRINKS, ALL FOR ONLY $12.50. Preserve. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 13935 High- Spring Lake Regional Park, 5585 June 2: 9-10 a.m. 2 miles, 10 a.m.-
way 12, Glen Ellen. $20 suggested Newanga Ave. Santa Rosa and Dor- 12 p.m., 5 miles
RAVEN HEALDSBURG 415 CENTER ST. FOOD,WINE & BEER SERVED
FOR SHOWTIME INFO VISIT www.ravenfilmcenter.com or call 525-8909 donation. an Regional Park, 201 Doran Beach July 7: 9-11 a.m., 2 miles , 10 a.m.,
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (PG-13) DEADPOOL 2 (R) Sept. 29: Guided nature walk, Road, Bodega Bay. The August 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 6 miles
NO PASSES FRI - MON: (12:30), (3:30), 6:30, 9:20
FRI - MON: (1:00), (2:30), (4:00), (5:30), 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 TUE - THU: (3:20), 6:00, 8:45
Bouverie Preserve. 10 a.m.- campfires in Doran Regional Park Aug. 4: 9-11 a.m., 2 miles, 9 a.m.-
TUE - THU: (2:30), (4:00), (5:30), 7:00, 8:30 12 p.m. Bouverie Preserve, are 6-7 p.m. sonomacountyparks.org 12:30 p.m, 6 miles
BOOK CLUB (PG-13)
13935 Highway 12, Glen Ellen. All Sept. 1: 9-11 a.m., 2 miles, 9 a.m.-
FRI - MON: (12:15), (2:50), (5:10), 7:30, 10:00 ages, $20 suggested donation. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING AND KAYAKING 2 p.m., strenuous 10 miles
TUE - THU: (2:50), (5:10), 7:30 707-938-4554, ext. 110 June 16, 30, July 14, 28 and Aug. 11, June 9-Sept. 8: Guided Redwood
5/25-26 25: Introduction to stand-up hikes of about 5 miles. Rain will
SONOMA CINEMA 9, FIESTA PLAZA SONOMA 935-1234 FLORA, FAUNA AND PHOTOS, paddleboarding at Spring Lake cancel. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. June 9,
MAYACAMAS PRESERVES Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road, July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8
Preview Thursday ADRIFT 7:00, 9:30
SOLO: A Star Wars Story Call 707-431-8184, ext. 503, for the Santa Rosa. 9-11 a.m. $45.
exact meeting spot on Pine Flat 707-887-2452. Registration required
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THE PRESS DEMOCRAT • FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 SUMMER ARTS & EVENTS D23

‘Solo’ proves bumpy ride


Prequel with troubled
MOVIE REVIEW
history manages Solo: A Star
to smooth out at end Wars Story
★★½
By KATIE WALSH
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Stars: Alden Ehrenreich,

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Joonas Suotamo, Woody
uch like its pro- Harrelson, Emilia Clarke,
tagonist, “Solo: Donald Glover, Thandie
A Star Wars Newton, Phoebe Waller-
Story” has had a crazy Bridge, Paul Bettany, Jon
journey. The origin story Favreau, Linda Hunt
of a young Han Solo was Director: Ron Howard
initially directed by Phil Rating: PG-13 for sequenc-
Lord and Chris Miller, WALT DISNEY PICTURES es of sci-fi action/violence
before Lucasfilm president Alden Ehrenreich, right, stars as young Han Solo with Joonas
Kathleen Kennedy stepped Length: 135 minutes
Suotamo as Chewbacca in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
in to replace the duo with
the reliable Ron Howard, too earnest and smiley and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke). He whisper. But in “Solo,”
who finished shepherding broad as Solo, but over the joins the Imperial army “rebellion” becomes a
the film to the screen. course of the film, we see and is soon looking for full-throated cry, shouted
The result? Well it’s a his inherent faith in others a way out, so he scams most entertainingly by the
“Star Wars” story, but slowly drained away. his way, along with new cranky droid L3 (Phoebe
that’s about it. “Solo” is a The good news is Donald sidekick Chewie (Joonas Waller-Bridge), who just
JOHN BURGESS / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, 2017
minor effort in the canon, Glover, as the impeccably Suotamo), onto a crew of about steals Han Solo’s
The Taste of Sonoma returns to Sonoma State University’s a well-intentioned but suave smuggler, gambler, thieves led by Beckett and movie right out from un-
Green Music Center on Sept. 1. undeniably troubled effort lover and cape enthusiast Val (Woody Harrelson and der him.
to dive into the mysterious Lando Calrissian, down- Thandie Newton). Whether it’s the perfor-
FOOD & WINE at Sonoma Renaissance past of everyone’s favorite right channels Billy Dee The script, by Jonathan mances, the style or the
Resort & Spa. $20 to $495. space outlaw. Williams, though he grabs and Lawrence Kasdan, narrative, which is light as
May 31 to June 3 — 707-495-9732. outin- Alden Ehrenreich takes ahold of the role and wres- is centered around two air and frantically paced,
Auction Napa Valley, thevineyard.com on the unenviable task of tles it into submission, major heists of the high- there’s just something that
St. Helena: A series of stepping into Harrison making it his own. A Lan- ly-valued, highly unstable doesn’t gel with “Solo.” It
vintner-hosted dinners Aug. 4 — NorCal Brew Ford’s shoes as Han Solo, do spinoff will be greenlit fuel source coaxium. The doesn’t feel like a cohesive
and parties lead up to Fest, Santa Rosa: The but no floppy hairpiece by the end of the weekend, universe is run by the piece, so while it’s at times
the live auction cel- 2018 Sonoma County or amount of rakish undoubtedly. Empire and a slew of cruel charming, and does get
ebration on June 2 at Fair brings back this squinting can every truly We follow young Han as crime bosses fighting for off the ground in the last
Meadowood Napa Val- popular beer competition come close to capturing he escapes a dismal child- access to this precious act, the getting there is
ley, where bidders raise and festival held next Ford’s inimitable vibe — a hood of crime on Corellia, resource, enslaving others extremely bumpy. Seems
millions for charity. to the racetrack at the cynical, nearly languid and as he promises to and draining planets dry. like that’s a theme for
Dinner will be prepared fairgrounds. Guests will cool. Ehrenreich is a bit return for his sweetheart Rebellion? It’s barely a everyone involved.
by Nancy Oakes of enjoy unlimited tastes of
Boulevard restaurant more than 50 beers and

Ferocious performances in ‘Beast!’


in San Francisco and ciders and an array of
feature recipes from the games and live music.
Mondavi sisters’ beloved 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets
Nonna. $500 to $20,000. are $45 in advance. nor-
707-963-3388. auctionna- calbrewfest.com
pavalley.org

June 9 — 2018 North


Aug. 11 and 12 — Gra-
venstein Apple Fair,
Love story on island
MOVIE REVIEW
Coast Wine & Food Sebastopol: The sweet- both psychological Beast!
Festival, Rohnert Park:
This food and wine
est little fair in Sono-
ma County celebrates
thriller, mystery ★★★½
extravaganza held apples big and small By COLIN COVERT Stars: Jessie Buckley, John-
at SOMO Village in under the oak trees at MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE ny Flynn, Geraldine James,

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Rohnert Park showcases Ragle Ranch Park. Live Charley Palmer Rothwell
the gold-medal wines music, contests, farm here is nothing more Director: Michael Pearce
from The Press Demo- and children’s activities enjoyable than a film Rating: R for disturbing
crat’s North highlight the that shatters your violent content, language
Coast Wine family fun. expectations, turning a con- and some sexuality
Challenge 10 a.m. to fident hunch about what’s
paired with 6 p.m. both coming next into smither- Length: 107 minutes
food from days. $15 eens of doubt. The British
18 top chefs adults, $10 thriller “Beast” does it ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS of interest in the ongoing
in the North kids 6 to strikingly well. Michael Moll, played by Jessie Buckley, meets Pascal, played by Johnny police investigation.
Bay. Activi- 12 at the door. Pearce’s accomplished Flynn, and is forced to make life-changing choices in “Beasts!” Moll finds the hand-
ties include a gravenstein- debut film slowly and some brute’s take-control
hands-on ex- applefair.com remorselessly turns a rural the consequences. That in a very dangerous predic- attitude enthralling. They
perience with story of young love into turns out to be the case ament, and the electrically seem like a match made in
celebrity chef Sept. 1 — an emotionally charged with Moll, a wallflower intense Buckley is the — well, purgatory at least.
John Ash and Taste of murder mystery from a still living with her actress to carry it. After her first romp with
live enter- Sonoma, feminine perspective. commandeering mother The action opens at a Pascal in the outdoors,
tainment. Rohnert The story is set on a (played with iron willpower large, boring birthday par- Moll brings the dirt home
1 to 4 p.m. Park: small island on the En- by Geraldine James). ty in Moll’s honor where on her clothes, drops onto
$50-$135. ALVIN JORNADA / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Returning glish Channel. It’s a tight She dutifully follows her she walks off to spend her mother’s immaculate
707-526-8604. Taps will be flowing to Sonoma little postage stamp of a mother’s restrictive orders, the night dancing and white couch, and spreads
northcoast- on June 9 for Beerfest, State’s Green place where people might wears childish pastels, drinking. Mother reminds her legs apart like a man
winenand- benefiting Face to Face. Music Center not know every individual sings in the church choir her that “there’s a killer filthy after a day of horse-
food.com for the second detail about one anoth- and rejects the attention stalking this island.” In the back riding. It’s a pose of
year, this county-wide er’s lives, but they know she receives from the isle’s past four years three girls psychosexual victory.
June 9 — Beerfest, Santa tasting event hosted enough to form strong limited range of suitors. were kidnapped and found This is not an inspira-
Rosa: Sip craft brews by the Sonoma County opinions. Why Moll is so inscru- in shallow graves, and a tional drama about finding
plus ciders from 60-plus Vintners features pours It’s not the best place tably reserved is revealed fourth remains missing. yourself. It’s a gothic
breweries on the lawn from 200 wineries paired for an independent- in a gripping performance The case becomes Moll’s thriller with steadily
of the Luther Burbank with delicious food minded young woman by mesmerizing newcomer central concern when she increasing tension and
Center for the Arts. 1 to prepared by dozens of who is ready to rebel Jessie Buckley. The film is is rescued from the crude violence, whose heroine
5 p.m. General admission local chefs. Seminars, unless she’s prepared to not so much a psychological advances of a pushy bloke. grows darker as she goes
is $50, to benefit Face to demonstrations and slash through obstacles thriller as a performance- Her knight in armor, Pascal deeper into moonlight and
Face. 707-544-1581. beer- sommelier tours round with little concern for driven portrait of a woman (Johnny Flynn), is a person surreal dream sequences.
festthegoodone.com out the afternoon. Noon
to 4 p.m. $150-$225.
June 23 and 24 — Ex-
perience Alexander
tasteofsonoma.com
Documentary ‘Bananas’
connects emotionally
Valley, Healdsburg and Sept. 8 — Winesong
Geyserville: During this Charity Auction, Fort
two-day wine festival Bragg: Set along the
in the heart of Sonoma rugged coastline at
County cab country, the Mendocino Bo- By GLENN KENNY
wineries offer an array tanical Gardens, this NEW YORK TIMES MOVIE REVIEW

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of intimate experiences benefit starts out with a Love & Bananas: Robert Worth, Music Director
that are educational, cu- walk-around wine and he actress Ashley An Elephant Story
linary or active. 10 a.m. food tasting and silent Bell is best known
June 23 to 4 p.m. June
24. Tickets: $200. Browse
auction and culminates
with the live auction
for her work in
horror movies. Her out-
★★★
Stars: Documentary about Season Finale:
A Tale of Two Cities
experiences and reserve under the tent. Tasting standing credits include animal cruelty
at alexandervalley.org and silent auction are “The Last Exorcism” Director: Ashley Bell
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live (2010), “Dark Intentions” Rating: Not rated
July 7 — Wine Country auction is 2 to 5 p.m. (2015) and “Psychopath”
Big Q, Petaluma: Sanc- $125-$250. winesong.org (2017). Given this filmog- Length: 77 minutes Saturday, June 2, 8PM &
tioned by the Kansas raphy, she isn’t necessar-
City Barbecue Society, Sept. 11 to 13 — Nation- ily the first person you’d Sunday, June 3, 3PM
this benefit barbecue al Heirloom Expo, think would produce an alive today), and is un-
and competition at the Santa Rosa: Old- informative, emotionally sparing in showing the Schroeder Hall,
Sonoma-Marin Fair- fashioned farm fun, charged documentary cruelty required to train Green Music Center
grounds serves up all heirloom vegetables, about animal cruelty an elephant to perform
kinds of “authentic” farm-to-table food plus and the people who are tricks and give rides to Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque
barbecued meats, beans dozens of speakers on trying to stop it. humans.
and bacon desserts along sustainability highlight But Bell has indeed Bell embarks on an Orchestra, & Whole Noyse
with wines, beer and this three-day ag extrav- made “Love & Bananas: elephant rescue with The Venetian style, developed especially
spirits. Entertainment aganza at the Sonoma An Elephant Story,” Sangdeaun Lek Chailert,
includes a “Big Beef County Fairgrounds. which focuses on the the brave Thai conser- by musicians working at the Basilica of
Challenge” and “Bold 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. dire plight of the Asian vationist. Adopting a San Marco in Venice, became famous
Bean Challenge” along $15 adults, free for kids. elephant. It’s a personal nearly blind 70-year-old
with live rock and blues 417-924-8917. theheir- movie, beginning with elephant from a rueful
throughout Europe for its color, grandeur
music. 1 to 5 p.m. Tick- loomexpo.com her 2013 visit to an ele- “elephant-trek” propri- and expressive capacity. Sonoma Bach
ets: $20-$75. 707-837-1928. phant sanctuary in Thai- etor, they drive 500 miles presents works written for Venice and
winecountrybigq.com Sept. 22 — Sonoma land, at the invitation of to the sanctuary, where a
County Wine Auction, a friend. Admitting that new life is in store for the Dresden by all of these composers,
July 20 to 22 — Gay Windsor: This premier she, a longtime lover of animal. scored for multiple choirs and a festive
Wine Weekend, Sono- charitable event, hosted elephants, was looking It’s a hard journey.
double orchestra of brass and strings.
ma Valley: This three- by the Sonoma County for “a happy ending sto- The transformation of
day weekend for the Vintners and held at La ry,” Ms. Bell was instead the elephant once it is at Tickets: $25 General,
LGBTQ crowd features Crema Estate at Sara- shocked as she flew over the sanctuary is remark-
an array of fun events lee’s Vineyard, features deforested areas where, able. $5 Students - Purchase in
around the Sonoma Val- a wide range of auction she is told, poachers run This film is, in many advance or at the door.
ley, from winemaker din- lots to bid on plus a rampant. respects, a plain picture,
ners and cocktail parties smorgasbord of food and The movie runs down but also a clear-eyed, For more information:
to a winery dance and a wine. sonomacounty- some dispiriting statis- direct, fat-free one that www.sonomabach.org or
pool party. This year’s wineauction.com tics (there are less than has something to say and
host hotel is The Lodge 50,000 Asian elephants says it affectingly. 707-347-9491
D24 THE PRESS DEMOCRAT • FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

90 gold-medal wines. 21 amazing chefs. 1 extraordinary event.


Plus live
Plus live music, music, andtalks
entertaining the top
andwines from
the top wines from
The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge.

SATURDAY | JUNE 9, 2018 | 1 – 4 P.M.


For $10 off, use discount code: NCWFF10
Join us at SOMO Village for this one-day special event.
WINERIES POURING
Anaba Wines Ektimo Vineyards Landmark Vineyards Soda Rock Winery
B Side Estate 1856 Wines Lazy Creek Vineyards Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
B.R. Cohn Winery Ferrari-Carano Vineyards Marimar Estate Vineyards Square Peg
Balletto Vineyards and Winery and Winery St. Anne’s Crossing
BARRA of Mendocino Frostwatch Vineyard & Winery Merriam Vineyards St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Benziger Family Winery Geyser Peak Winery Mersenne Wines Testa Vineyards
BNA Wine Group Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Miro Thirty-Seven Wines
Brassfield Estate Winery Gordian Knot Winery Mudita Wines Tollini Vineyards
Buena Vista Winery Gowan’s Heirloom Cider Muscardini Cellars Tom Mackey Cellars
C R Graybehl Wine Company Halleck Vineyard Navarro Vineyards Trecini Winery
Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery Handley Cellars Papapietro Perry Truett-Hurst Winery
Carol Shelton Wines Harts Desire Wines Pennyroyal Farm Vezer Family Vineyard
Clos du Bois Hook & Ladder Winery Pezzi King Vineyards Wattle Creek Winery
Dashe Cellars Imagery Estate Winery Portalupi Winery Westwood Estate Wines
Davis Bynum J Vineyards Winery Roadhouse Winery Wilson of Dry Creek
DeLoach Vineyards J. Rickards Winery Robert Craig Winery Windsor Vineyards
deLorimier Winery JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Rodney Strong Vineyards
Dry Creek Vineyard Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Vineyards
Kokomo Winery Sassoferrato Wines

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