Biology of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Presented by Denise Cadman (Aired: March 16, 2020)

Biology of the Laguna de Santa Rosa
Presentation by Denise Cadman
Thursday, March 26, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Maybe you’ve walked the trail, attended a workshop at the LEC, or crossed over the Laguna on your way to or from West County – but what is the Laguna de Santa Rosa, exactly, and why is it important? The topography, soil, and climate of the Santa Rosa Plain produce a mosaic of interwoven and diverse habitats that provide homes to many different plants and animals, including rare and endemic species. This rich ecosystem makes the Laguna a special and significant place for us all. Join us for a lively visual journey to meet some of the life of the Laguna and to gain deeper understanding and connection to our shared home environment.

Denise Cadman has been an environmental steward of the Laguna for more than 25 years. She grew up in the wilds of Rincon Valley and earned her BA, secondary teaching credential, and Master of Arts degree in biology from Sonoma State University. She works as an Environmental Specialist for the City of Santa Rosa focused on creek stewardship, environmental education and resource management. Additionally, she teaches at Santa Rosa Junior College as an adjunct faculty member in the Life Science Department. Denise has been integral to teaching and inspiring a love of the Laguna through the Laguna Foundation’s docent training program since its inception in 1998. Denise attributes her career in natural resource management to a love of birds.

Pre-registration required:
$14 (non-refundable)

Raven on the Road Presents The Germans Upstairs (Aired: March 12, 2020)

The Germans Upstairs
Raven Players
March 19 – 28, 2020

Two German officers are billeted at the home of a Jewish family on the outskirts of Paris in 1940. One officer is drawn to the woman of the house, and she to him in this moving, star-crossed love story.

By Francine Schwartz
Directed by Ron Nash 

Showtime is 8:00 pm.

Join us for opening night March 19th and stay afterward for a celebratory toast to the cast and crew!

$28 Adults
$25 Seniors (65+)
$5 Students (w/ID)
Thursday Value Nights, Adults & Seniors are 2 for 1.

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

Hudson Street Wineries
428 Hudson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-6335

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Culann’s Hounds (Aired: March 11, 2020)

For 20 years, Culann’s Hounds has been delivering high energy Celtic music from America to Europe. With 5 albums under their belt, these veterans have played more shows than most bands have had hot meals. Rousing rebel songs, ballads, drinking songs, and a dose of scorching fiddle tunes are their fare, and on St Patrick’s Day 2020, they plan to bring their A game. Make sure you have a seat for this one.

$20 Advance
$25 At Door
$15 Students
10 and under free
Before 3/14/2020 a discount of $5.00 will apply to all General Registrants.

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

(Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

Mary Page Marlowe at the Roustabout Theater (Aired: March 9, 2020)

Mary Page Marlowe
Roustabout Theater
March 13 – 29, 2020

Roustabout’s Professional Ensemble presents the Bay Area premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts’s “gripping new play” (New York Times), Mary Page Marlowe. This “smartly constructed and quite moving play“ (Time Out Chicago) about eleven defining moments in one woman’s life will make you re-think the impact that an ‘ordinary’ life can have.

March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8:00 pm
March 29 at 3:00 pm

$30 Adults
$26 Seniors & Students

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Carton Cabaret
Wurst Stage
50 Mark West Springs Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 546-3600

A Historic Evening with Anne Frank’s Step-Sister Eva Schloss (Aired: March 6, 2020)

A Historic Evening with Anne Frank’s Step-Sister
Petaluma Veterans Building
Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz and Anne’s death. Enter the world of Anne Frank as told by her stepsister and childhood friend.

Come touch history in a way Petaluma will never be able to again. Anne’s 92-year-old stepsister will be appearing in person at the Petaluma Veterans Building. Don’t miss this unique and historic opportunity. Hear a firsthand account of young Anne Frank and of Eva’s survival against all odds, and how she rebuilt her life out of the shadows of darkness and ashes of destruction. Be inspired to never give up hope and always see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The evening will be moderated by Elly Lichenstein, Cinnabar Theater’s Artistic Director.

Open to the entire community!

Doors open at 6:00 pm
VIP Reception at 5:30 pm

$25 General Admission
$15 Students
$50 Preferred seating
$100 VIP Meet & Greet

Petaluma Veterans Building
1094 Petaluma Boulevard South
Petaluma, CA 94952

Breaking Into Birdwatching with Teresa & Miles Tuffli (Aired: March 5, 2020)

Breaking Into Birdwatching
Presentation with Teresa & Miles Tuffli
Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Calling all new birders and bird-curious folks! Are you a new birdwatcher or curious about how to even get started? Join us for an evening at Heron Hall where we’ll discuss how to break into the world of birdwatching.

Discover the best places and times to look for birds and how to locate them. Learn the art of HOW to look at a bird, including the most important things to notice when you see one you don’t recognize. We’ll give you tips on using binoculars, getting the most out of your field guide, and even how to start birding by ear! We’ll touch upon bird behavior and discuss the importance of understanding the shared characteristics within some common bird families. To wrap up, we’ll look at photographs of some common birds in Sonoma County, and use our new knowledge to analyze them together and practice the art of how to look at a bird. We’ll send you home with our best advice on how to keep learning and growing your birdwatching abilities.

If you’re excited to take your new knowledge out in the field for a test spin, please also register to join us for the corresponding “Beginners Birding Walk at the Laguna de Santa Rosa” on Saturday, March 14.

Miles and Teresa Tuffli are avid birders from Sonoma County. They especially love helping fellow nature-lovers and “bird-curious” folks take the next step of getting into the field to enjoy the bird world! They’ve led guided bird walks for the Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, LandPaths, Marin Audubon Society, and Point Reyes National Seashore Association’s Field Institute. Miles and Teresa also enjoy volunteering their time with many local nature-based organizations. Learn more about them at their website and blog: I’m Birding Right Now.

$14 (non-refundable). Pre-registration required.

Israeli Film Festival Continues with Tel Aviv on Fire (Aired: March 4, 2020)

Israeli Film Festival 2020
Tel Aviv on Fire
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

JCC Sonoma County Presents the 5th Annual Israeli Film Festival 2020 running March 3rd – 31st, 2020 at the Rialto Cinemas® in Sebastopol. The selected films include big award winners and a BAY AREA PREMIERE.

The festival continues with Tel Aviv on Fire on Tuesday, March 17, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

His uncle hands young Palestinian Salam an assistant job on the soap opera “Tel Aviv on Fire.” When he is suddenly stopped on his daily commute to work at an Israeli military checkpoint, he pretends to be the screenwriter to get through. But the tough officer Assi – whose wife loves the show – has a few storyline ideas of his own. Salam is trapped in a hilarious and impossible situation. With a shared love of stories, soaps, and hummus, this delicious film walks the fine comedic line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the Ophir Academy Awards.

Comedy, 2019, Israel/Luxembourg/France, 96 min, Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles

See you at the movies!

$11 General

*NOTE* Rialto Cinemas® Sebastopol is regularly sanitizing door handles and all surfaces.

Hand sanitizer and wet wipes will be available at the box office and the door to the cinema.

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance and downloading your tickets to your smartphone, as we have hands-free scanning.

Out of concern for the community, should you be sneezing or coughing, please refrain from attending.

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

The Flick at Left Edge Theater (Aired: March 3, 2020)

The Flick
Left Edge Theater Company
March 6 – 29, 2020

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Publishing.

Written by Annie Baker.
Directed by Chris Ginesi.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

$28 General
$42 VIP
$15 Thursday showings

Left Edge Theater
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 546-3600

Cinnabar’s 4th Annual Broadway Bash (Aired: February 14, 2020)

Cinnabar’s 4th Annual Broadway Bash
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country – RP
Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 6:00 pm

Come to the Broadway Bash and revel in a marvelous evening of champagne, cocktails, fine dining, wine, and beer; along with superb entertainment and fun at the DoubleTree Wine Country Hotel in Rohnert Park.

Hosted by Petaluma’s own SF Giants in-game reporter Amy G, our mainstage show “ENCORES” features songs from previously performed and cherished musicals, sung by favorite Cinnabar performers. The two-act show also features Young Rep performers and alumni, stage veteran Clark Sterling, and very special guest Christopher Young, currently performing in the SF cast of HAMILTON.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception in the lobby, followed by a catered sit-down dinner in the elegant ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel. Stay in your seat for the show, and enjoy the Live Auction and Sneak Preview of the upcoming season. Broadway-themed silent auction items will be on display in the lobby.

All proceeds benefit Cinnabar Theater. It’s the best of Cinnabar in a celebration and performance you won’t want to miss!

Your choice of dinner entrée included:
Toasted pecan-crusted Mary’s organic chicken breast with apricot glaze
Herb crusted salmon with saffron beurre blanc
Vegetarian Option

$125 General – single
$1000 Table for 8 – Reserved

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA  94928