Escanaba in Da Moonlight Cones to Left Edge Theater (Aired: November 18, 2019)

Escanaba in Da Moonlight
Left Edge Theater
November 22 – December 15, 2019

A hunting story to beat all hunting stories.

By Jeff Daniels. Directed by Argo Thompson

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Ruby brings with her the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba In Da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror, and heart as she goes to any and all lengths to remove herself from the wrong end of the record book

$15 – $42 General
Escanaba in da Moonlight is a special event at Left Edge Theatre and is not included in the season subscription package.

Left Edge Theatre
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 536-1620

An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Leon Malmed at Petaluma Community Center (Aired: November 15, 2019)

An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Leon Malmed
Petaluma Community Center
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Hear Leon Malmed’s story of him and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France. When their father and mother were arrested in 1942, their courageous and heroic French neighbors volunteered to watch their children until they returned. Leon’s parents were taken first to Drancy, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and they never returned. Meanwhile, their downstairs neighbors, Henri and Suzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the war’s privations. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus and others stand in strong contrast to the collaborations and moral weakness of many of the French authorities.

Leon and Rachel came to America after the war, but always kept their strongest ties to “Papa Henri and Maman Suzanne,” who were honored as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem in 1977. Leon bares his soul in this narrative of love and courage, set against a backdrop of tragedy, fear, injustice, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage of the modern era. It is a story of goodness triumphing once more over evil.

A special 15 min. video presentation of Leon’s story will be shown.

Signed copies of Leon Malmed’s book will be available for sale after the presentation.

$20 Advance
$25 at the door
Preferred Seating & VIP Meet & Greet:
$100 for 2, $180 for 4

Petaluma Community Center
320 North McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954

Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp & Story at the Occidental Center for the Arts (Aired: November 14, 2019)

Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp & Story
Occidental Center for the Arts
Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 4:00 – 6:00 pm

OCA is pleased to welcome back to our stage, direct from his home in Ireland, one of the premier Celtic harp players and spoken word artists in the world. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold over one-half million copies internationally and won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories.

In Celtic Harp & Story, Patrick Ball rekindles the fire and wonder of an evening of Irish storytelling. The passion of the Irish for eloquence and wordplay, their deep devotion to a mythical past, and their ability to find joy and humor in a dark and often supernatural world make for stories unrivaled in the world of the oral tradition. Patrick Ball weaves the marvelous old tales of wit and enchantment together with ethereally gorgeous instrumental harp melodies into a warm and magical performance that will leave the audience spellbound.

Patrick tours extensively in the U.S., Canada and worldwide to great acclaim. He and his wife, artist Susan Ball, and their beloved dog Max have recently relocated to the magic isle of Ireland. Do not miss this spellbinding evening of glorious harp music and lyrical storytelling filled with laughter and mischief, politics and magic by this American master of the Gaelic narrative and instrument!

Fine refreshments will be served. Art Gallery will be open.

OCA is wheelchair accessible.

$20 Advance
$25 at the door.

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct.
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-9392

Book Launch: Ashes in a Coconut by Bo Kearns at Occidental Center for the Arts (Aired: November 13, 2019)

Book Launch: Ashes in a Coconut by Bo Kearns
Occidental Center for the Arts
Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

In 1983, New York City fashion designer Laura Harrison sets aside her career and accompanies her banker husband Jack to Indonesia to save her marriage. Finding herself in a culture of mysticism and superstition, Laura experiences feelings of unease and haunting premonitions. Still, she’s determined to make things work. As she attempts to grow closer to her husband, they become at odds over his shady business dealings. When her premonitions become reality, events spin out of control.

Bo Kearns, journalist, and writer of fiction, is the author of Ashes in a Coconut, a novel set in Indonesia, where he lived for three years. In his career in international finance, he lived in Bahrain, Indonesia, and London. He is a feature writer with Northbay biz magazine and the Sonoma Index-Tribune newspaper. His short stories have won awards—First Prize, Napa Valley College writing contest, Honorable Mention-Glimmer Train Fiction Open competition, and Finalist- Redwood Writers On the Edge genre competition. Other works have been published in the annual California Writers Club Literary Review, Napa Valley Writers First Press, The Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine and Sonoma: Stories of a Region and Its People. He is a UC Naturalist, beekeeper, avid hiker and active supporter of conservation causes. He lives in Sonoma with his wife and rescue dog Jake.

The author will share from his personal experiences, along with selected readings from the novel, accompanied by a slide show.

Book sales and signing will follow.

Admission is free. (Donations gratefully accepted)

Indonesian treats will be available by donation.

Beer/wine available for sale.

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Court
Occidental, CA  95465
(707) 874-9392

In Conversation: Jonathan Franzen Charles at the M. Schulz Museum (Aired: November 12, 2019)

In Conversation: Jonathan Franzen
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Franzen comes to the Schulz Museum to celebrate the release of The Peanuts Papers (Library of America). The book is a collection of essays by writers and cartoonists on the deeper truths of the Peanuts comic strip and its impact on their lives, work, and the broader culture. Franzen, one of the thirty-three contributors to the collection, will be in conversation with the book’s editor and founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency, Andrew Blauner.

Franzen has authored five novels, including Freedom, Purity, and The Corrections, and the recipient of numerous awards including the National Book Award for fiction, the John Gardner Prize for fiction, and the Heartland Prize, in addition to being a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Book sales will be provided by Copperfield’s Books.

Franzen and Blauner will be available for book signing.

$10 for Members
$15 for Non-Members

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Oliver! at the 6th Street Playhouse (Aired: November 6, 2019)

6th Street Playhouse
November 15 – December 15, 2019

Charles Dickens’ famous novel is brought to life as orphaned Oliver Twist navigates the mean streets of London in search of family and love.

By Lionel Bart
Directed by Patrick Nims

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:00 pm
$35 Adult
$33 Senior
Sunday @ 2:00 pm
$38 Adult
$36 Senior
Thursday @ 7:30 pm
$32 Adult
$30 Senior
Under 30 (All performances) $22
Value seats (All performances) $25
Group pricing and season tickets available

G.K. Hardt Theatre
6th Street Playhouse
52 W. 6th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 523-4185

2019 Peacemaker Awards at Redwood Cafe (Aired: November 5, 2019)

2019 Peacemaker Awards
Redwood Cafe
Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County is honored to present the 2019 Peacemaker Awards. The community is cordially invited to the 2019 Peacemakers’ Awards presentation and fundraiser. Celebrate the achievements of the awardees while enjoying a night of music along with a wonderful silent auction at Redwood Cafe in Cotati on Saturday, November 9th at 7:00pm.

The Silent Auction will be open to early-birds at 6:00pm. Get something nice for yourself or do some holiday shopping by supporting the PJC’s Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit the Peace & Justice Center.

The Annual Peacemaker Awards is an opportunity for the community to come together to network and celebrate while contributing to the largest fundraiser of the year for the PJC.

Dance to music provided by AfroFunk Experience.

$15 General/$20 at the door

Redwood Cafe
8240 Old Redwood Highway
Cotati, CA 94931

JCC Jewish Film Festival 2019 Presents ABE (Aired: November 4, 2019)

JCC Jewish Film Festival 2019
Rialto Cinemas
Tuesday, November 12 , 2019 @ 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

The Jewish Community Center Sonoma County Presents the 24th Annual Jewish Film Festival 2019, October 10 through November 12.

The Festival continues on Tuesday, November 12th, with ABE.

Twelve-year-old Brooklynite Abe Solomon-Odeh (Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things) is half-Israeli Jewish and half-Palestinian Muslim. He spends hours in the kitchen concocting recipes, food blogging, and slipping out of the house to explore New York’s indie food scene. But when it comes to navigating his family’s huge culture clash, he’s at a loss. During one chaotic family dinner, Abe escapes and discovers a street fair and the culinary magic of Chico (Seu Jorge, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), a talented Afro-Brazilian chef. An unlikely friendship helps Abe find his identity and discover how food can bring people together in this charming and poignant feast for the senses.

Comedy/Family, USA, 85 minutes. English

Underwritten by Marlene and Martin Stein.

1:00 pm Matinee
7:00 pm Evening show

$11 Matinee
$14 General
Season passes available.

Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 528-4222

Redwood Arts Council Presents the Minetti Quartet (Aired: November 1, 2019)

Minetti Quartett
The Community Church of Sebastopol
Saturday, November 9th, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Since being nominated for the “Rising Stars” award by the European Concert Hall Organization in 2008/09, the Minetti Quartett, comprising Austrian musicians all living in Vienna, has performed in renowned venues in Vienna, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, Brussels, London, and other locations. Invitations to chamber music festivals have taken the quartet to North, Central and South America, Australia, Japan and China.

For its fifteenth anniversary, the Minetti Quartett was invited to start their own cycle of concerts at Vienna’s newest venue, the MuTh concert hall in the city’s Augarten.  A newly recorded CD with 20th-century music and concert tours to France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, and America are further highlights of last season.

The Minetti Quartett is a winner of many international chamber music competitions (Schubert Competition, Haydn Competition) and was awarded Austria’s Grosser Gradus ad Parnassum Prize, the start-up grant of the Austrian federal ministry and the Karajan Grant. The name of the quartet derives from a play by the dramatist Thomas Bernhard, who lived in Ohlsdorf in Austria’s Salzkammergut region, where the two violinists of the quartet grew up.

Since 2009 Hänssler Classic has released four highly acclaimed CD recordings (Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Schubert) by the ensemble, while Avi Music has released the Clarinet Quintets featuring Matthias Schorn.

Johannes Meissl and the musicians of the Alban Berg Quartett were the Minetti Quartett’s teachers at the Music University in Vienna. They also gained crucial artistic input from Ferenc Rados, Alfred Brendel and members of the Artemis Quartett, Amadeus Quartet and Hagen Quartett. The quartet has undertaken teaching projects in Finland, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and at American and Austrian universities (Mozarteum Salzburg, Music University of Graz).

The Minetti Quartet are:
Maria Ehmer, violin

Anna Knopp, violin

Milan Milojicic, viola

Leonhard Roczek, cello

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in g-minor, Op.74/3 “The Rider” Hob.III:74
Alban Berg: String Quartet Op.3
Johannes Brahms: String Quartet op.51/2, in a-minor 

$20 General
$10 Students

Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Hwy. North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Buckelew Programs Presents Post Secret with Frank Warren (Aired: October 30, 2019)

Buckelew Programs Presents Post Secret with Frank Warren
Jackson Theater
November 7th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Buckelew Programs, in partnership with St. Joseph Health, Relevant Wealth, The Sonoma County Office of Education, Aurora Hospital and Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, will present an evening of art, storytelling and community engagement to support stigma reduction, youth/teen suicide prevention and mental health.

In Sonoma County suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens, aged 10-24 and putting Sonoma County at the second highest rate of suicide (following Marin), at 13 per 100K persons.

PostSecret is a public art project, launched by former crisis-line councilor, Frank Warren. Frank wanted to test the idea that when people anonymously share a burden, they feel better; shame and isolation are reduced, belonging ensues.

A VIP experience, sponsored by Relevant Wealth, offers a chance to meet Frank Warren in person before the main event. Buckelew Programs is proud to partner with Sonoma Country Day School and PostSecret to keep tickets accessibly priced so that young families and college students may attend.

Some volunteer opportunities are available.

$20 General
$100 VIP Experience

The Jackson Theater
Sonoma Country Day School
4400 Day School Pl
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
 (707) 284-3200