Players on the Stage – June 12, 2017

Players On The Stage
Main Stage West
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 @7:00pm

Come experience some of Sonoma County’s finest musicians showcased in an intimate setting. Hosted by Glenn Siegel, this month’s event features: Eostar & Mathias, Greenhouse, Dave Hamilton, Nate Lopez, and Steve Pile.

Beer & wine available.

$10 at the door

For more information:

Main Stage West
104 N Main St
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-0177

Pagliacci – June 9, 2017

Cinnabar Theater
June 10th – 25th, 2017

Short, gritty, and boasting one of the greatest tenor arias of all time, Pagliacci (“Clowns”) is a perennial audience favorite.
Get ready for passion to burst onto the Cinnabar stage. Canio, head of a travelling vaudeville troupe, fans the flame of his uncontrollable jealousy when he learns that his wife Nedda plans to run away with her lover, Silvio. For the heartbroken Canio, the show must go on, but the separation between life and art becomes blurred. With passions running high, there can be only one fatal conclusion.

Special commissioned curtain-raiser:
Clowns On A Stick present Rhapsody of Fools
If Pagliacci is a clown show within an opera, Rhapsody of Fools is an opera within a clown show. The diva is late, she’s hard to please, and then she loses her voice. What else could go wrong? Since these are clowns, certainly all ends well, but not before everything goes hopelessly wrong. The flip side of the passionate Pagliacci will have you laughing till the clowns come home!

Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Music direction by Mary Chun
Stage direction by Elly Lichenstein
Play within a play direction by James Pelican
Associate Conductor, Chorus Master Dana Sadava
English translation by Amanda Holden
Orchestral reduction by Francis Griffin

Generously underwritten by Producers Circle Member Larry Russo, with Sponsor Circle Members Sandra O’Brien, and Walter & Emily Roeder; and additional support by Buffington Clay-Miller

$40 General ($45 at the door) General admission
$35 Under 30 and Military ($40 at the door)
$25 Youth under 18 ($30 at the door)
$9 Middle and high school students (June 16 show, advance sale only)

Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Blvd North
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 763-8920

Bold Moves – June 8, 2017

Bold Moves
Copperfield’s Books – Montgomery Village
June 9th & 10th, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Off the Page Readers Theater performs the works of 11 local writers, which boldly move through stories, poems, plays that are comic, sad, inspiring and creepy.

Off the Page Readers Theater
(707) 824-8467

$15 general
$10 student

Copperfield’s Books – Montgomery Village
775 Village Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 578-8938

Food For Thought Food Drives – June 7, 2017

Food For Thought
Upcoming Food Drives
June 10th, 11th, 17th, 2017

For 26 years, we have provided nutrition services for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County. Today, there are more people in our community affected by HIV than ever before, and we are as committed today to meeting their nutritional needs as we were in the 1980s. We promise to be there for our clients affected by HIV, for as long as they need us.

What we need:
These are some of the items we distribute on a weekly basis. We only ask that donated items are in decent shape, regular shelf sizes vs. industrial size, and that your donations are within expiration date guidelines.
Breakfast cereals
Pasta sauces and pasta
Peanut butter
Canned chicken and tuna in water
Chunky-style hearty soups and condensed soups
Healthy juices
White and brown rice
Canned chili, stew, and ravioli
Canned fruits and vegetables
Rice-a-Roni and Pasta-Roni
Jams and jellies and low-sugar spreads
Fresh produce

Upcoming Food Drive Locations:
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Lucky Store
150 Bicentennial Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Sebastopol Pacific Market
550 Gravenstein Hwy N.
Sebastopol, CA

Oliver’s in Rincon Valley
560 Montecito Center
Santa Rosa, CA

Sunday, June 11th, 2017 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Oliver’s in Rincon Valley
560 Montecito Center
Santa Rosa, CA

Saturday, June 17, 2017 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Sebastopol Safeway
406 N Main St.
Sebastopol, CA

Mendocino Safeway in Santa Rosa
2300 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA

Petaluma Market
210 Western Ave.
Petaluma, CA

Brian Fishman- June 6, 2017

LiteracyWorks Lectures with Brian Fishman
SRJC Petaluma Campus Ellis Auditorium
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 @ 3:45pm

Brian Fishman is a counterterrorism research fellow at New America, a Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point, and Philanthropic Engineer with Palantir Technologies. He previously served as the CTC’s Director of Research and was a professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Fishman is the author of a number of studies on terrorism and al-Qaeda, including seminal investigations of al-Qaeda’s foreign fighters in Iraq and Iranian support for Shia militias fighting U.S. troops in Iraq. Fault Lines in Global Jihad: Organizational, Strategic, and Ideological Fissures, a volume he co-edited with Assaf Moghadam, was named one of the top books for understanding terrorist recruitment in PERSPECTIVES ON TERRORISM. He is also the author of The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory.

Fishman is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a founding editor of the CTC Sentinel. He has taught as an adjunct professor in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Before joining the CTC, Fishman was the Foreign Affairs/Defense Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. He grew up in Penngrove, CA.

This event will support low literacy, low income adults overcome barriers to completing and being successful in college by acquiring the skills to access and complete college programs.

The lecture series is a fundraiser for the Literacyworks Center, a project of Literacyworks in collaboration with the Santa Rosa Junior College. The Center helps low-income, low-literacy adults enroll and succeed in these educational programs by providing scholarships, mentoring, support and a pathway to college at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

$25 General Admission

For more information:
Rita (707) 981-8086

Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus
Carole L. Ellis Auditorium
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
Petaluma CA, 94954

George M!- June 5, 2017

George M!
6th Street Playhouse
June 9th – July 9th, 2017

GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American musical theatre who gave us such songs as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You’re A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway, and who transformed the Broadway variety show into a book-driven musical, where song and dance actually advance the plot. We follow him over a 60-year period from the vaudeville circuit, to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.

Joe Favalora* (Crazy for You) returns to the Playhouse stage in the title role.

By George M. Cohan, Michael Stewart and Francine Pascal
Directed by Patrick Nims
Music Direction by Daniel Savio & Justin Pyne
Choreography by Marilyn Murray & Melinda Murray

*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Friday & Saturday @ 8:00pm
Sunday @ 2:00pm
$38 General
$33 Senior (62+)
$33 Youth (13-21)
$15 Children (5-12)

Thursday @ 7:30pm
Saturday @ 2:00pm (July 24, July 1, 8)
$31 General
$26 Senior (62+)
$26 Youth (13-21)
$15 Children (5-12)

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

Holly Near/Hiroya Tsukamoto at OCA- June 2, 2017

An Evening With Holly Near
Occidental Center for the Arts
Friday, June 9th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Occidental Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome back to our artistic community renowned singer/songwriter/teacher/feminist/social change activist Holly Near! This special concert is titled An Evening with Holly Near, accompanied by Tammy Hall (piano) and Jan Martinelli (bass). Respected around the world for her music and her activism, Holly Near has been singing for our lives for over 45 years.

Tammy Hall is a remarkable force on keyboards. Her ability to cover a broad range of style brings beautiful texture to the material, allowing Holly to move seamlessly through folk, jazz, and theatrical interpretations of the music.

Jan Martinelli has played bass with Holly since the early nineties, both on recordings and on tour. She is fiercely rhythmic as well as having a lyrical quality well suited to Holly’s repertoire. Jan is part of Wild Mango, a women’s Latin band that moves from merengue to bolero to samba to funk with rich undertones of Middle Eastern spice.

Fine Refreshments for sale including wine and beer.

$25 Advance
$28 at the door

Hiroya Tsukamoto: Solo Guitar
Occidental Center for the Arts
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 @ 8:00pm

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer/songwriter originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old, then the guitar, winning a scholarship to Berklee School of Music in 2000.

Appearing on the OCA stage for the third time, this talented young composer with multi-cultural influences is playing acoustic solo guitar and singing both Japanese folk songs and his own unique compositions with English translations. He delivers skillful and innovative guitar instrumental solos; his soothing vocals impart a mood of peace and tranquility that will transport and enchant you. Don’t miss this amazing talent on stage at O.C.A.’s acoustic sweet spot!

Fine Refreshments for sale. Cabaret seating; Wheelchair accessible.

$18 Advance
$20 at the door

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

Another Openin’ Another Show! – June 1, 2017

Another Openin’ Another Show!
Transcendence Theater Company
June 16th – July 2nd, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Join Transcendence for this thrilling celebration of music and dance from Broadway and beyond. Opening the season with a splash, this concert pays tribute to some of the most powerful songs and shows ever written. Kick off your summer with an evening you and your friends will never forget!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
June 16th – 18th, 23rd – 25th, and 30th – July 2nd.
5:00pm Preshow picnicking
7:30pm Showtime

Production Sponsors:
Bank of Marin, Benziger Family Winery, Daryl Reese Attorney at Law, Exchange Bank, Glen Ellen Properties, Jon Sebastiani, Kaiser Permanente, Nelson Family of Companies, Redwood Credit Union, Sonoma Media Investments, Sonoma Valley Inn

$149-$139 (VIP)
$99-$85 (Premium)
$75-$65 (Select)
$50-$45 (General)
* VIP tickets include VIP parking, VIP lounge, 2 glasses of wine, and other benefits.

Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Box Office: (877) 424-1414

Conservation Action’s Annual Grassroots Gala – May 31, 2017

Conservation Action’s Annual Grassroots Gala
Friedman Event Center
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 @ 5:00pm

Sonoma County Conservation Action is turning 25 this year! To celebrate a quarter of a century of fighting for Sonoma County’s environmental heritage, we celebrated on June 18th with our members and amazing community, we awarded our Environmental Leaders Jared Huffman, US Congress 2nd District, Ted Eliot, former US Ambassador, and Cea Higgins of Surfrider Foundation.

Keynote Speaker
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom at 5:30 pm!

We invite you to join us Saturday, June 10th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for a fantastic dinner catered by A La Heart at the newly remodeled Friedman Center in Santa Rosa. Come celebrate and share stories with Sonoma County’s environmental leaders and passionate community members. A La Heart will be serving a delicious three-course meal focused on locally grown, healthy ingredients.

***SOLD OUT***

Thank you for your interest in joining us and please stay tuned for our 2018 Gala next year!

Friedman Event Center
4676 Mayette Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 571-8566

2017 Healdsburg Jazz Festival – May 30, 2017

The 2017 Healdsburg Jazz Festival
June 2nd – 11th, 2017

June 2, Friday, Paul Mahder Gallery – Two Shows, 7 pm and 9 pm
Dave Stryker Quartet with guest Bob Mintzer

June 3, Saturday, Jackson Theater – Double Bill -7 pm
Heath Brothers with Jimmy and Tootie Heath and Jeb Patton and David Wong; and
Bobby Hutcherson Tribute band with Renee Rosnes, Ray Drummond, Victor Lewis and Steve Nelson

June 4, Sunday – Jackson Theater – 7 pm
Pacific Mambo Orchestra 20 Piece Big Band; also Dance Lessons with Santa Rosa Salsa

June 5, Monday, Dry Creek Kitchen – 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Ricardo Peixoto Trio with Peter Barshay and Kendrick Freeman.

June 6, Tuesday, Healdsburg Plaza – 6 – 8 pm
Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba, free concert in the Plaza

June 7, Wednesday – Spoonbar, Wednesday – Two Dinner Shows 6 pm and 8 pm
John Santos Quartet with guest spoken word artist Rico Pabón including Saul Sierra, Marco Diaz and David Flores

June 8, Thursday, Healdsburg SHED – Two shows, 7 and 9 pm
Kenny Garrett Quintet (replaces John Abercrombie Trio)

June 9, Friday, Raven Theater – 7:30 pm
Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers – “Lady Sings the Blues”. Opening the concert will be the winner of the Student Jazz Combo Competition

June 10, Saturday, Raven Theater – 7:30 pm
Joe Lovano Classic Quartet with Lawrence Fields, Peter Slavov and Lamy Istrefi

June 10, Saturday, Hotel Healdsburg – 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Harvey Wainapel Quartet with Adam Schulman, Peter Barshay and Sylvia Cuenca

June 11, Sunday, Raven Theater – 1 to 3 pm
The Django All-Stars, direct from France with Samson Schmitt (the son of group founder Dorado Schmitt), Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Doudou Cuillerier and Antonio Licusati

June 11, Sunday, Raven Theater – 7 pm
History of Traditional New Orleans Music:
Henry Butler Solo Piano and Vocals, and the Russian River Ramblers

For more information:

$25 – $75, depending on event

Various Locations.