Melissa Etheridge is headlining the B. R. Cohn Charity Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the winery, and tickets are still available for Saturday's concert. Peter Frampton is headlining Sunday's concert.

B.R. Cohn Charity Music Festival brings big names

For the last 27 years, philanthropist and winemaker Bruce Cohn has bought some of the biggest names in rock and roll to the intimate stage behind the winery, all in the name of raising money for charity, and this year is no different.

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Vintage punk rock at El Verano Inn

It’s not often that you get a chance to see one of the founding acts of the punk rock scene of the late ‘70s, an act that hung out with names like the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, and it’s even less likely you would ever see them in Sonoma, but that’s what’s happening tonight,… Continue Reading >>

Green groups present film series

Transition Sonoma Valley, and the Earth Care Committee of First Congregational Church, are collaborating for a three-month film series beginning with the showing of “Open Sesame” on Thursday, September 18, at 7:30 p.m., at Burlingame Hall. Each film begins at 7:30, followed by informal conversation to encourage community dialogue and engagement. Refreshments will be provided.… Continue Reading >>

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Shaking it at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

No, we’re not talking another earthquake, but it’s time to “Shake your Bundschu” at Gundlach Bundschu Winery on Saturday, Sept. 13, with an appearance from Extra Classic. The event is the annual harvest party, that either precedes or follows harvest, depending on the grapes. The act plays “dubby psychedelic rock” and performs as a live… Continue Reading >>

Rotary raises $193K from ‘Applause’

Rotary of Sonoma Valley raised the rafters of Hanna Boys Center on Aug. 23, celebrating its third annual “Applause” fundraiser and raising $193,000, up 28 percent from last year’s event. The money raised from this event will have a lasting impact on Sonoma Valley by allowing Rotary to financially support local youth in the form… Continue Reading >>


London piano club concert set for Sunday

The Jack London Piano Club celebrates fall with the Harvest Concert piano recital from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, to benefit Jack London State Historic Park. Since 2011 the Piano Club has presented quarterly concerts, raising more than $9,000 to benefit operations at the park. Solo piano music, snappy tango, and vocals accompanied… Continue Reading >>

T-Luke and the Tight Suits at Rossi’s

The Tuesday night market and the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society present the Randy Morales Group in the Grinstead Amphitheatre, while the horseshoe lawn has Jon Williams tonight, Sept. 9, starting at 6 p.m. The El Verano Inn has karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Sept 9, kicking off at 9 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the… Continue Reading >>

KERSTIN JOHN, right, and Anthony Abate are a part of the cast of the multimedia production, “A Modern Encounter” now being staged at the Sonoma Community Center. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Curtain rises on ‘A Modern Encounter’

“A Modern Encounter” is the latest offering from the Experiential Theatre Company as part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance season. The play runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 21, on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center. An original multimedia play by James Wood and directed by Cat Austin… Continue Reading >>

Amaroq Weiss, a wolf expert from the Center for Biological Diversity will present “The Return of the Wolf,” highlighting the latest on California's first confirmed wild wolf in nearly 90 years, on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Nature lecture series looks at wolves

The 10th anniversary season of the Wine Country Nature Lectures starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, offering a line up of well-known Bay Area experts to Sonoma’s nature enthusiasts.

Historians Ralph and Lisa Woo Shanks  will talk about artistic and cultural basket design and weaving at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Sonoma Community Center.

Historians discuss Indian baskets

Renowned historians Ralph and Lisa Woo Shanks will share their knowledge about artistic and cultural basket design and weaving when they speak about their new book, “Indian Baskets of Central California:Art, Culture and History,” as part of the Sonoma Valley Historical Society’s monthly lecture series.

Vintage Festival set Sept. 26-28

The 2014 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival kicks off with the Friday Night Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the historic Sonoma Barracks.

The Creak will be performing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the B.R. Cohn Winery.

Music in the olive grove at B.R. Cohn Winery

It’s not the big festival (more on that later), it’s the “Summer Music Series” featuring, from San Francisco, the Creak on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the olive grove at B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen. The act plays an action-packed mix of music rooted in the bluegrass tradition while drawing inspiration from sources as varied… Continue Reading >>

SONOMAN SARAH SUMMERS released her first CD, “Lovely Little Things,” at the Sebastiani Theatre. Jon Nguy/Special to the Index-Tribune

Sonoma’s own Sarah Summers is back at the Sebastiani Theatre tonight, Thursday, Sept. 4, for an encore performance of her March show at the same venue. It all kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Sebastiani, 476 1st St. E., with tickets available at the door. There will be an after-party at Murphy’s Irish Pub.

Sarah Summers will perform at the Sebastiani Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 4, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Summers at Sebastiani

Sarah Summers is back at the Sebastiani Theatre for an encore performance of her show from March of this year on Thursday, Sept. 4, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and there will be an after-party at Murphy’s Irish Pub.

TRANSCENDENCE THEATRE COMPANY closes out its summer series with a two-night gala on Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Transcendence closes with ‘Gala’

The Transcendence Theater Company has saved the best for last … the season closes with two special nights of the “Gala Celebration” concert Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6.

THE SEBASTIANI THEATRE will be showing “Remembering Playland at the Beach” and “The Cliff House – 150 Years” at noon Sunday, Aug. 31.

Sebastiani screens historical SF documentaries

The Sebastiani Theatre presents two very popular San Francisco documentary films, “Remembering Playland at the Beach” (2010) and “The Cliff House – 150 Years” (2013) which will be shown one time only at noon Sunday, Aug. 31.

Sonoma Community Center hosts India photo exhibit

The Sonoma Community Center presents “Auspicious India,” an exhibition of travel photography by students of the Solano Community College Photography Department, from Sept. 5 through 26 in Gallery 212.