One Stone – February 3, 2017

One Stone – World Premier Performance
Cinnabar Theater
February 10th – 19th, 2017

Through the magic of puppetry, drama, music and projections, One Stone explores the scientific discoveries, the complex character and the humanitarian ideals that were at the core of Albert Einstein’s work and life. Playwright Trevor Allen shines a brilliant, multi-media light on the man behind the great mind, making his incredible ideas accessible to non-physicists, while igniting his sense of childlike wonder in us all.

Einstein will speak directly to us, while international award-winning puppeteer Michael Nelson of Magical Moonshine Theatre animates puppets from chalkboard notations and objects found on Einstein’s desk and bookshelves. A violinist softly plays the music Einstein himself played, while videos and still images add even more dimension to the experience.

Written by Trevor Allen
Directed by Elizabeth Craven
Puppetry by Michael Nelson of Magical Moonshine Theater

Generously underwritten by Sponsor Circle Members Richard & Edith Kapash, and Barton Smith Realtor, with Buffington Clay-Miller

$25 General
$15 Youth (21 and under)
$9 Students (Jr. & High School, 2/10 only)

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

Buyer & Cellar – February 2, 2017

Buyer & Cellar
6th Street Playhouse
February 3rd – 19th, 2017

A North Bay Premiere

Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of beloved megastar, Barbara Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous, one-man comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs

By Jonathan Tolins
Starring Patrick Varner

Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm & Sunday at 2:00pm
$26 General
$21 Senior (62+)
$21 Youth (13-21)
$10 Child (5-12)

Thursday at 7:30pm & Saturday (2/18) at 2:00pm
$21 General
$16 Senior (62+)
$16 Youth (13-21)
$10 Child (5-12)

6th Street Playhouse
Studio Theater
52 W. 6th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 523-4185

A Steady Rain – February 1, 2017

A Steady Rain
Main Stage West
February 3rd – 19th, 2017

Two police officers, who are life long friends, offer contrasting descriptions to Internal Affairs interrogators of their harrowing experience regarding a domestic disturbance call that leads to a brutal murder. This award winning production was originally staged at Left Edge Theater.

Written by Keith Huff

Starring Mike Schaeffer and Nick Sholley
Directed by Argo Thompson

Produced In Collaboration With Left Edge Theater
Generously sponsored by Beyers-Costin-Simon and Sonya Derian

$30 Adult
$25 Senior
$15 Student

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

Rumi’s Caravan – January 31, 2017

Rumi’s Caravan
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Saturday, February 4th, 2017

“Rumi’s Afternoon Delight” @ 2:00pm

Eliyahu Sills and Jason Ranjit Parmar will accompany the poets.

$25 Matinee
$15 group tickets are available for the matinee only for groups of six or more.

“Rumi by Night” @ 7:00pm

Musicians & Dancer:
Donald Ivan Fontowitz and Jason Ranjit Parmar will accompany the poets and Sufi dancer Chelsea Rose.
Bruce Hauschildt will provide his “wall of sound” — gongs, bells, bowls — to open the evening show and again after intermission.
At intermission, enjoy Persian snacks by Saffron Market & Grill, tea by Many Rivers, and wine from Freeman and other local wineries. Get your tickets by Tuesday, January 31 so we have a count of how many plates to prepare.

$35 General

Sumptuous Feast Optional Dinner @ 5:00pm
Audiences may choose to enjoy dinner after the matinee or before the evening show. With a menu created by Chef Isa Jacoby, this is an intimate dining experience to delight the senses.

$50 General
Dinner must be purchased in advance along with a performance ticket by Sunday, January 29 … dinner tickets will NOT be for sale at the event.

* Lavish Attire Recommended for All Events *

Tickets available:
In person:
Many Rivers Books and Tea
130 South Main Street, Sebastopol
(707) 829-8871
Or, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Event proceeds benefit the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (
and the Center for Climate Protection (

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Mariah Parker’s Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble – January 30, 2017

Mariah Parker’s Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble
CD Release Concert
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 8:00pm

Featuring Mariah Parker (composition, piano, santur)
Paul McCandless (reeds, horns)
Matthew Montfort (guitars)
Ian Dogole (global percussion)
Kash Killion (bass, cello)

$20 General

Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct. (Bohemian Hwy. at Graton Rd.)
Occidental, CA 95465
(707) 874-9392

Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition – January 27, 2017

Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition
Redwood Café
January – March, 2017

Beginning in January 2017, the first annual Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition invites writers from all over Sonoma County to register to enter a County wide Singer Songwriter Competition.

This event will take place over a three-month period on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm at the Redwood Cafe in Cotati Ca. and will feature some of Sonoma County’s newest and best Singer Songwriters in a friendly community competition.

Two Rounds of competitions are planned with the result culminating in a full round of Finals. The winner will be announced at the end of each evening based on the audience and guest Judges votes. The winners move into the Finals and eventually rewarded with a full set weekend evening Encore Showcase at the Redwood Cafe. This Encore performance will be streamed live and feature special guest performers as well as the top 3 winners of the competition.

The cream always rises to the top… It is our hope that by offering the Community
the opportunity to showcase their talents, we can all rally behind the cause
of a really good singer with a really good song!

3 guest judges each evening judge contestants.
All guest judges are local industry professionals or performers.
All judges’ decisions are unbiased and final
Contestants are judged on 3 separate categories:
Song writing skills
Stage presence

The 1st Round of The Singer Songwriter Competition is based on the solo acoustic performances of three songs, Contestant are requested to play (2) original songs and (1) tribute song (20 minutes) This initial “solo” format introduces the Performer to the audience and to the Judges, and lets them be judged on their own merit. In fairness, each performer is selected alphabetically for every evening competition. There will be 4 Performers per night.

The winner of each ROUND #1 will go into ROUND #2 (8 contestants in total)

All Contestants are now the winners of the ROUND #1 and now have the option of adding a (2) piece accompaniment to their live performance. (3) vocal mics as well as (3) DI’s will be provided to all contestants. The same competition song format exists: (2) original songs and (1) tribute song in one 20 minute set. There is still 4 Performers per night.

The top 2 winners of each ROUND #2 go into the FINALS! (4 contestants in total)

The last evening of the competition. All 4 of the Contestants are now the winners from ROUND #2 of competitions. The top Performers will be featured in the last evening of the “Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition”. They may again choose to have a (2) piece accompaniment or not. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected and announced at the end of the evening.

The top 3 winners will be featured in the GRAND ENCORE PERFORMANCE!

Shortly following the Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition, the top (3) winners will be featured in a special weekend “full set” evening performance at the Redwood Cafe. The entire event will be recorded by Prairie Sun Recording and streamed live on facebook by Viral Media Art. KRSH Radio will feature songs from the event recordings at a later date and we’ll have more than just a few special guests and surprises!

All participants (and Judges) will receive a free dinner voucher and a drink
ticket the evening of their performance through the generosity of Redwood Cafe.

All Participants are encouraged to direct and share the event social media content in
support of their efforts during the competition… after all, It’s the Judges and
your supporters that can determine your progress this competition!

Redwood Café
8240 Old Redwood Hwy
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 795-7868

North Bay Community Engagement Fair – January 26, 2017

North Bay Community Engagement Fair
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Sunday, January 29th, 2017

A healthy democracy is determined not simply by what happens on voting day, but by what takes place between elections—the ongoing actions of citizens, neighborhoods and organizations working to build a better world.

Ready to engage? Turn complaints into actions? Want to help secure civil liberties, protect the disenfranchised and empower a more equitable economy and resilient ecology, but not sure how or where to plug in?

Join us on January 29th in Santa Rosa for a FREE Community Engagement Fair, a daylong exhibition of organizations and community groups from across the North Bay looking for volunteers and activists just like you. Whether you have just a few hours a month or all the time in the world, whether you’ve got specific skills or just a can-do attitude, whether your passion is the environment, immigrant rights, the LGBTQ community or sustainable agriculture, you’ll find something to spark your passions as you to roll up those sleeves.

This event is a grassroots, non-partisan, collective effort aimed at civic engagement. We welcome groups and individuals of ALL political, economic and spiritual beliefs that promote love and equality and that condemn hate and oppression.

Co-hosted by:
– North Bay Organizing Project
– Sonoma County Conservation Action
– The Farmers Guild
– Sierra Club Redwood Chapter
– ARC | Alliance for Regenerative Communities
– Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa

Participating organizations include:
– Petaluma Bounty
– North Bay Jobs with Justice
– Sonoma County Library
– Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
– Restorative Resources
And many, many more….

Admission is free.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Sonoma County Event Center – Garrett Hall
1350 Bennett Valley Rd
Santa Rosa, California 95404
(707) 545-4200

The Clean House – January 25, 2017

The Clean House
Raven Theater Healdsburg
January 27th – February 12th, 2017

Lane and Charles hire a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who’s more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in housecleaning. Matilde becomes fast friends with Lane’s sister Virginia, who takes over the cleaning while Matilde works on her jokes. This beautifully theatrical play mixes humor and heartbreak into a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

Written by Sarah Ruhl.
Directed by Steven David Martin.

Age recommendation: 16+ (Adult themes and content)

Opening Night Bubbly:
Join us opening night, Friday, January 27th, and stay afterward for a celebratory toast to the cast and crew!

Sunday Post-Show Discussions:
Immediately following all Sunday matinees, members of the cast and crew will return to the stage to answer your questions.

January 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00pm
January 29, February 5, 12 at 2:00pm

$25 Adults
$20 Senior (65+)
$10 Student (w/ID)
Thursday Value Night, February 2nd at 8pm:
$12 Adults & Seniors
Tickets are also available at Copperfield’s in Healdsburg & Santa Rosa, and at Pages in Windsor.

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

Give Kids A Smile Day – January 24, 2017

Give Kids a Smile Day
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
Friday, February 4th – Saturday, February 5th, 2017

This February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The 12th annual Give Kids A Smile Day is a two-day event during which dental professionals provide free dental care and public health officials seek to raise awareness of the state of dental wellness in the county.

On Friday, February 5th, and Saturday, February 6th, more than 200 dental professionals will come together to provide free dental services, by appointment, to more than 400 children from low-income families at 10 sites countywide. Services offered will be dental exams, kindergarten screenings, cleanings, fluoride applications and if needed, same day treatment of painful cavities.

Recent surveys of Sonoma County kindergarten and third graders have found half of students have evidence of tooth decay and 18 percent have untreated decay. Dental decay can negatively impact sleep cycles, eating habits and the ability to concentrate and learn in school.

Dental volunteers from the Redwood Empire Dental Society and the Redwood Dental Hygienists Society are working to increase access to critically needed dental care for low-income children and promote greater public awareness of this serious health issue. The 12th annual celebration Give Kids A Smile Day Event, coordinated by Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County and supported by the Department of Health Services and Dental Health Network, helps prepare children for a healthier start to a smarter tomorrow. As a result of CAPS’ dental programs and their community partners, more than 8,700 children have received preventive dental services to date.

Ten sites are participating this year: five community clinics, four private dentists and one dental hygiene clinic throughout the county:
– St. Joseph Dental Health Clinic
– Indian Health Dental Clinic
– Alliance Dental Clinic
– Russian River Dental Clinic
– Fountaingrove Dentistry
– Sahouria Pediatric Dentistry
– Sonoma Pediatric Dentistry
– Santa Rosa Junior College
– Rohnert Park Dental Village – J. Kenji Reyda, DDS
– Petaluma Health Center Dental Clinic (Rohnert Park)

Things parents can do to keep their child’s teeth healthy include:
– Children should see a dentist no later than their first birthday.
– Help your children brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
– Help your children floss once a day.
– Provide healthy food and drink options to your children that are low in sugar.
– Visit a dentist regularly to address any tooth decay before it develops into greater health issues.

To make an appointment:
(707) 544-5638, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To volunteer or make a donation:
Cory Spencer
(707) 544-6911 ext. 1083

SonoMusette! – January 23, 2017

Occidental Center for the Arts
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm

This exciting Sonoma County-based ensemble recaptures the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris in the ‘bal-musette’ tradition. French chanteuse, musette accordion, gypsy-jazz guitar, upright bass and drum kit combine to revive the enchanting songs of that era. SonoMusette features vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Pirard, with Robert Lunceford on accordion, Jason Briggs, guitar; Jan Martinelli on upright bass, and Richard Andrews, drums.

Inspired by the great performers such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Django Reinhardt, along with contemporary artists such as Zaz, the superb vocal and instrumental artistry of the ensemble SonoMusette will charm and transport you!

$15 General advance
$20 At the door.

Fine refreshments including wine and beer are available for sale.

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