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LIA TRANSUE’S surreal collection of paintings, “Can’t Take It With You,” is on display this weekend at Alley Gallery at 148 E. Napa St. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

A sentimental journey

Flying through clouds as her husband pilots a small plane and swirling through the confounding reality of her late mother-in-law’s hoarding were the inspirations that found Lia Bonagura-Transue putting to paint a surreal collection called “Can’t Take It With You.”

Landscaper to discuss garden pollinators

Maile Arnold will talk about English gardeners and the benefits of pollinators in the health of a garden and the ecosystem from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen.

LOCAL MUSICIAN DAVID ROBBINS died last Friday, July 18. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Sonoma loses local music treasure, David Robbins

Sonoma Valley lost a big piece of the fabric of the local music community last Friday, July 18, when David Robbins passed away from a heart attack on the way home from an A’s game. Dave was quietly one of the largest supporters of the local music scene from an adult standpoint but more than that he was there for the children.

Gen. Hooker House seeks docents

The Gen. Joseph Hooker House is seeking docents to explain the history of the house to visitors. Many future Civil War generals were stationed at or visited the City of Sonoma in the early 1850s.

TRANSCENDENCE THEATRE COMPANY will be performing “Fantastical Family Night,” on July 25 and 26 at Jack London Historic State Park. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Transcendence Theatre’s family treat

Transcendence Theatre’s “Fantastical Family Night,” on July 25 and 26 at Jack London Historic State Park, is a fun family evening with lots of surprises.

NATIVE DANCERS will entertain during La Luz’s Noche en South Pacific on Saturday, Aug. 12.

‘Noche’ tickets still available

Tickets for Noche en South Pacific, La Luz Center’s gala tropical paradise evening, are nearly sold out. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Cline Winery, 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.

THE DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE, featuring Gillian Welch, will perform on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale at noon today at gunbun.com/calendar.

David Rawlings, Gillian Welch at Gundlach Bundschu

We here in Sonoma Valley know that we are blessed when it comes to big-name music acts coming to town, with the B. R. Cohn shows bringing in names like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Gregg Allman, the Doobie Brothers and more. Jazz-Plus, though short-lived, landed Tony Bennett, Crosby Stills and Nash and more.

Artist Lia Bonagura-Transue’s Can’t Take It With You series of paintings will be on display July 19 and 20, and July 25 - 27 at The Alley Gallery, 148 E. Napa St.

Transue exhibit opens

Artist Lia Bonagura-Transue’s Can’t Take It With You series of paintings will be on display July 19 and 20, and July 25 – 27 at The Alley Gallery, 148 E. Napa St. (alley entrance) in Sonoma. There will be a reception from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 18.

Piano concert set for July 23 at SCC

Two evenings of piano music will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Andrews Hall of the Sonoma Community Center. The concerts, billed as “A Grand Night,” are part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s Sonoma Nights Showcase series.

Readers stage Lewis’ ‘Chinese Coffee’

A staged reading of “Chinese Coffee,” a play by Ira Lewis, will be presented in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16, by Sonoma Readers’ Theatre as part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s Sonoma Nights Showcase series.

Natasha James will be performing on the Plaza horseshoe tonight during the Tuesday night market.

Natasha James performs on the Plaza

The Tuesday night market has Natasha James on the horseshoe lawn tonight, July 15, starting at 6 p.m. There will also be a children’s “jam session” by the children’s playground and all interested parties can bring their instruments and connect with Lita Davis.

BUDDY, (LEN HANDELAND) pleads with his mother (Marge Evans) to stay in the nursing home in one of the stories in “The Many Faces of Love.” Kathy Aanestad/Special to the Index-Tribune

Curtain rises on ‘The Many Faces of Love’ at SCC

Under the umbrella title of “The Many Faces of Love,” Sonoma Stage Works presents four classic American one-act plays now through July 27 on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center.

Krave, Davis fundraiser Saturday

Krave and San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis are teaming up for a fundraiser for the Vernon Davis Foundation from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Imagery Winery, 14335 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen.

 
 

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