Israeli Film Festival 2019: The Amazing Journey – March 19, 2019

Israeli Film Festival 2019
Rialto Cinemas
March 5th – 26th, 2019

Welcome to the 4th JCC Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival! Every year the JFF reviews a large number of great Israeli films, but we cannot show all of them for programming reasons. Many of you told us that you wanted more.

That is why we established the Israeli Film Festival, to allow us to bring the best of Israel’s robust and prolific film industry to you. Foreign language films seldom make it to theaters in our area, so film festivals are your best chance to catch the really good ones.

This year the Festival continues with…
The Amazing Journey
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 @1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

For 7 years, chef Israel Aharoni and megastar Gidi Gov have been traveling the world for Israeli TV, learning about cultures through their food and the people who make it. Now, for the first time, they come to explore the US. Our very own Doron Hovav, the JCC’s Film Festival Program Director, spent three months on their team as a producer – researching locations, people, and foods, then filming with the crew on a continuous road trip from coast to coast. You’ll be the first in America to watch an episode and hear behind the scenes stories, insights, and anecdotes about the making of this hit show.

TV show, U.S./Israel, 2019, 80 min.
Hebrew/English with English subtitles

Tickets:
$13 General evening show
$10 Matinee
Season Passes also available!
https://jccsoco.ticketspice.com/jccsoco-israeli-film-festival-2019
A limited number of tickets will be available at the Rialto Cinemas® box office on the day of the show.

Prices at the door:
$14 General evening
$11 Matinee

For additional information (707) 528-4222.

Location:
Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 525-4840

The Sonoma County Neighborhood Food Network – March 18, 2019

The Sonoma County Neighborhood Food Network
Redwood Empire Food Bank
Ongoing

The Sonoma County Neighborhood Food Network is an innovative way to collect a year-round supply of food, allowing the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to feed Sonoma County children, seniors, individuals and families. To help provide this sustainable source of healthy groceries for our neighbors experiencing hunger, community volunteers encourage their friends and neighbors to become long term REFB food donors. Every month, volunteer leads – Neighborhood Coordinators – go door to door in their neighborhoods collecting food to deliver to the REFB.

Share Food.

Help nourish our neighbors in three simple steps!

Step 1: As you grocery shop, buy one extra non-perishable item, something to share with a neighbor, like a box of cereal or a can of soup.

Step 2: Store the food at your home and keep adding to your supply.

Step 3: Every other month, on a prearranged day, a Redwood Empire Food Bank volunteer who lives in our neighborhood will come to your door and pick up your donation. The food will then be delivered directly to the Redwood Empire food Bank and distributed through our 11 hunger relief programs and our 170 partner organizations.

See how your neighborhood is helping to end hunger and sign up to participate.

Heartwood Crossing – March 15, 2019

Heartwood Crossing
Occidental Center for the Arts
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A home-grown band from Sonoma County, known for smart songwriting and moving vocals, hot fiddle with dueling guitars, and a rockin’ backbeat that just will not quit.

Heartwood Crossing stands out due to their original songwriting and melodic three-part harmonies. Stony Point Road evokes Little Feat, American Made has touches of Springsteen and prime period Mellencamp, says Deborah Grabien of No Depression magazine, and Coeur DAlene, a classic piece of Americana left a lump in my throat.

Perhaps, the secret is that two singer-songwriters have a musical brotherhood that goes back many years. Dave Monterey and Tim Sheehan have performed on and off together for decades in bands such as Patriots of the Heartland (1976), The Breakers (1983, 1991), and The String Rays (2010). Singer-songwriter Emily Lois entered the mix in 2018. From a chance meeting in ‘the green room’ of a local radio station, the three struck a chord of co-inspiration, bringing Heartland Crossing to life. Adding Daniel Magee on bass and Dan Ransford on percussion, Heartwood Crossing is sure to bring a good time to its Occidental audience!

OCA is wheelchair accessible.

Fine refreshments available.

Art gallery opens during intermission.

Tickets:
$15 Advance
$18 At the door
Available at Brown Paper Tickets

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

The Revolutionists – March 14, 2019

The Revolutionists
6th Street Playhouse
March 15th – April 7th, 2019

Four badass women rewrite history!

An activist playwright, a selfless assassin, a Caribbean spy, and former queen Marie Antoinette fight for liberté, égalité, sororité, and their rightful place in history! Another signature piece by Gunderson full of suspense, humor, and an edgy take on modern feminism.

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lennie Dean
Sponsored by Savant Investment Group, the 2019 Spring Season Sponsor

Talkbacks:
Join the director, actors and special guests for a post-show discussion on March 22, 23, 24, 29, 31, April 4, and 6, about this provocative production!

Tickets:
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm
$28 Adult
$26 Senior (62+)
Saturday @ 2:00 pm, Thursday @ 7:30 pm
$25 Adult
$23 Senior (62+)
$18 Under 30—All performances
Season subscriptions available.

Location:
6th Street Playhouse – Studio Theatre
52 W. 6th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 523-4185

Reverberation: A Festival of Community Voices – March 13, 2019

Reverberation: A Festival of Community Voices
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fire Circle is proud to announce ReVerberation, to be held at Spreckels Performing Arts Center on March 23rd, 2019. Doors open at 5pm.

The ReVerberation festival is a showcase of original work speaking of personal experience, including performance artists, writing, and visual art workshops, musical guests, and visual/fine art displays.

ADVISORY: The themes and language of the performances may be uncomfortable for some. The minimum age for performers is 16. Parents, please contact us if you have questions about whether this show is appropriate for your child.
general@firecircletheater.org

For more information:
https://firecircletheater.org/community-voices-2019

Location:
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 588-3400

The Testament / 2019 Israeli Film Festival – March 12, 2019

Israeli Film Festival 2019
Rialto Cinemas
March 5th – 26th, 2019

Welcome to the 4th JCC Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival! Every year the JFF reviews a large number of great Israeli films, but we cannot show all of them for programming reasons. Many of you told us that you wanted more.

That is why we established the Israeli Film Festival, to allow us to bring the best of Israel’s robust and prolific film industry to you. Foreign language films seldom make it to theaters in our area, so film festivals are your best chance to catch the really good ones.

This year the Festival continues with…
The Testament
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 @1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Yoel, a leading Holocaust scholar, is trying to stop an urban development project in Austria where he believes a massacre of Jews took place. Despite evidence of a systematic cover-up and after many excavations, he is still unable to find the mass grave. During his painstaking investigation, the face of his mother appears unexpectedly in a restricted file, uncovering a secret that undermines Yoel’s entire identity. As a historian, he is deeply opposed to any relativism around the idea of objective truth. Will Yoel bring justice to the victims? Will he and his family pay the price of revealing the truth?

Drama, Israel/Austria, 2017, 88 min.
Hebrew/English/Ger/Yiddish with English subtitles

Tickets:
$13 General evening show
$10 Matinee
Season Passes also available!
https://jccsoco.ticketspice.com/jccsoco-israeli-film-festival-2019

A limited number of tickets will be available at the Rialto Cinemas® box office on the day of the show. Prices at the door:
$14 General evening
$11 Matinee

For additional information (707) 528-4222.

Location:
Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 525-4840

Rumi’s Caravan – March 11, 2019

Rumi’s Caravan
Wednesdays at Hospice House
March 13th, 20th, 2019

Rumi’s Caravan was first assembled in Sebastopol, CA in 2000 as a vehicle to convey our love of the oral tradition of poetry. It is our experience that when poetry – learned by heart and embodied – is spoken, it carries something of Soul with it and is, at once, more apprehensible and more meaningful to the listener than poetry read from a page.

The original intention was three-fold:
• To support local community benefit organizations
• To build community
• To help restore the oral tradition of poetry, to inspire audiences with a new imagination of the possible.

Ever since, the Caravan has delighted audiences at our annual signature event in Sonoma County combining music, poetry and festivity. Often, Sima Vaghti has generously provided a Persian feast. Critics have called us “the premier poetry event of the year for the North Bay.”

The Caravan is both an event and a performance company. In addition to the annual event in Sonoma County, the Caravan has performed in Oakland, Gualala, Chico, Sonoma, and Redding/Mt. Shasta. All proceeds from our performances go to support local community organizations such as the Center for Climate Protection, the Siskiyou County Public Library, the Gualala Arts Council, the Ceres Community Project, Youth Speaks. the Middle East Children’s Alliance and others.

Perhaps more importantly, Rumi’s Caravan has been part of a growing international renaissance of interest in poetry and story learned and shared by heart. In this small way we hope to contribute to the restoration of the wholeness of the world.

Performance Locations:
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hospice of Petaluma
416 Payran Street
Petaluma, CA 95472

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Memorial Hospice
439 College Ave.
Santa Rosa , CA 95401

For more information:
https://rumiscaravan.com/

Suprise Party World Premier – March 8, 2019

Surprise Party
Raven Performing Arts Theater
March 14th – 23rd, 2019

World Premiere of this play by local author, Ron Nash.

It’s 1943, World War II, and bigotry and racism are running rampant. Nazi Germany? No. Small-town America. A reporter married to a Jew fights the rise of antisemitism in his community. An insightful look at how the big issues that fuel war are dealt with on a more personal basis in everyday life.

Directed by Athena Gundlach

Showtimes:
March 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 8:00 pm

This is a Raven on the Road production, seating is limited.

Performance Location:
Hudson Street Wineries
428 Hudson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Historic ambience “where the river meets the tracks” at Old Roma Station.
(Bring a wrap, as wineries tend to be chilly.)

Opening Night Bubbly:
Thursday, March 14th
Join us for opening night of any production and stay afterward for a celebratory toast to the cast and crew!

Tickets:
$25 Adult
$20 Senior (65+)
$10 Student (w/ID)
$15 Thursday Value Night on March 21st (Adult & Senior)
Tickets available at Copperfield’s in Healdsburg & Santa Rosa.
http://raventheater.org

For more information:
Raven Performing Arts Theater
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-6335

12th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival – March 7, 2019

12th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
The North Bay’s Premier Documentary Film Festival
March 28th – 31st, 2019

Presented by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Our partnership with Docs in Progress and the D-Word continues in 2019 with the return of Peer Pitch West, an educational program where filmmakers can bring their documentary project, that is anywhere from idea stage to completion, and present it to a room of fellow filmmakers and documentary lovers for feedback — on the trailer, the idea, or the pitch itself. This program is now in its eighth year with SDFF, and we’re thrilled to once again welcome Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg to Sebastopol to facilitate the session. She will be joined by The D-Word’s Founder and Co-Host Doug Block.

Volunteer opportunities are available.

Find a full list of shows and showtimes at www.sebastopolfilmfestival.org.

Tickets:
Prices vary
Single Tickets from $15
Festival passes $250
Industry passes from $100
https://sdff2019.eventive.org/welcome

Locations:
Exact locations vary by film.

Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley St
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 525-4840

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S High St
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 829-4797

Emma Goldman Day with Jessica Litwak – March 6, 2019

Emma Goldman Day
Arlene Francis Center
Saturday, March 9th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Ten actors, three staged readings, three discussions and three meals.

Jessica Litwak’s Emma Goldman Trilogy explores the life and work of the in/famous anarchist Emma Goldman. Filled with excitement, humor and pathos, the plays portray Goldman’s time in prison, her public life, and her relationship with her life-long comrade Alexander Berkman: one of the most unusual love stories of all time. There will be a panel discussion and themed refreshments after each play. Developed with support from United Nations Women, No Passport Press, La MaMa ETC, TheatreLab, The Womens Project and Productions, The Lark Theatre and The Emma Goldman Papers.

Short video about the project can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DudJidYBPSE&t=4s

Doors open at 1:00 pm – Please, no late seating.
Arrive before:
2:00 for Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs (circa 1901) (meal and discussion: 3-4)
4:00 The Snake and The Falcon (circa 1919) (meal and discussion 6:00-7:00)
7:00 Nobody is Sleeping (circa 1936) (meal and discussion 8:30-9:30)

Jessica Litwak is a playwright, performer, educator, puppet builder and leader in the field of socially engaged theatre. She is the Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective, a core member of Theatre Without Borders, a Fulbright Scholar, and the founder of Artists Rise Up NY. Her award-winning plays have been produced all over the world.

Tickets:
$25 General
$15 Senior
$15 Student (w/ID)
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4077086

Location:
Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics
99 Sixth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 528-3009