Arts Guild features Newman exhibit

The Arts Guild of Sonoma will showcase the artwork of featured artist Ruby Newman as well as works by guild artists during October’s exhibition.

THIS PAINTING OF A BARN on Adobe Road is one of the works of Barbara White Perry that will be on exhibit at the Charles Creek Tasting Room and Gallery from Oct. 3 through Nov. 30.

White Perry exhibit opens Oct. 3

Artist Barbara White Perry will have her annual exhibit of new works at Charles Creek Tasting Room and Gallery, 483 First St. W., Sonoma.

Richard Howell and The Sudden Changes band will be performing at the Sebastiani Theatre Friday, Oct. 3.

Sebastiani Theatre hosts Howell concert

The Sebastiani Theatre is hosting an appearance by Richard Howell and The Sudden Changes band, a stellar all-star cast of dynamic talents dedicated to the performance of soulful jazz, blues, rock and pop music, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

SMAART kick-off aimed at teen artists

A new nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth interested in the arts in Sonoma Valley will host a kick-off party on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Burgers and Vine, immediately following the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Parade, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

‘Legends and Lore’ tours set in October

The Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association is again hosting “Legends and Lore” one-hour walking tours around Sonoma Plaza starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; Friday, Oct. 10; Friday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 24.

THE BLESSING OF THE GRAPES kicks off the Saturday festivities at the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival.

Vintage Fest kicks off with gala

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 VALLEY OF THE MOON VINTAGE FESTIVAL, which takes place Sept. 26 to 28, will again have a lighted parade Saturday evening between First Street East and First Street West.

Vintage Fest celebrates

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival brings to the Plaza 117 years worth of tradition along with some new twists and special treats, and takes place Sept. 26 to 28.

Richard Howell performs at Sebastiani

The Sebastiani Theatre is hosting an appearance by Richard Howell and The Sudden Changes band, a stellar all-star cast of dynamic talents dedicated to the performance of soulful jazz, blues, rock and pop music, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

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 >>