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Boosters and crabs at the Sonoma Veterans Hall

<p style="text-align: left;">It’s being billed with two words we can’t use together this time of year, so let’s just call it the “Big Enormous Game Eve Crab Feed” and is being presented by the Sonoma Boosters as a fundraiser for extra-curricular activities at Sonoma valley High School.</p>

If you think the Boosters are only about athletics, then you’ve got it all wrong, as the group helps the music, art and drama programs, as well as athletics and so much more. The event will take over the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a buffet dinner and then dancing to the sounds of the Scallywags. For tickets and more info, call 241-3268. If you already have dinner plans, dancing only tickets can be purchased after 8 p.m. for $10.

Saturday, Feb. 1, the Sonoma Community Center presents “Black and White Jazz” in the second of a three-show series. In separate concerts, tonight’s show features songs from Harold Arlen, Jimmy Van Heusen and Rodgers & Hart with the March 8 show showcasing Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini and more. The vocalists will be backed by the Black & White Jazz Quartet, featuring Tim Wat on piano, Erik Nelson on trumpet and vocals, Andy Dudnick on bass, and Jimmy C on drums. “Black & White jazz brings these great composers to the forefront by sharing their greatest work and, hopefully, sending our audience away with a new understanding and appreciation of both the music and the composers who built The Great American Songbook,” said Sonoma Community Center's Executive Director Toni Castrone. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the center box office until 3 p.m. today, Jan. 31, then at the door if available.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has a special show tonight, Jan. 31, with the appearance of You Knew Me When. The band is a husband and wife duo from Nashville, Tenn., who is in the middle of a tour throughout the United States promoting their collective indie folk-rock sound and sophomore album “You, Me, and the Rest of the World.” While living a true troubadour lifestyle, the two continue to create and perform songs that flow together to form a singular, unique sound that sets the couple apart as musicians. Showtime is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, it’s Andrew Freeman, also for an 8 p.m. show.

The Annex Wine Bar has Mike Z for a solo show tonight, Jan. 31, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 it’s the Vanguard Jazz Ensemble, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.

The Epicurean Connection presents Rovetti and Meatballs tonight, Jan. 31, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Saturday, Feb. 1 it’s Dixie Giants, also for a 7:30 p.m. start. Sunday, Feb. 2, it’s Sebastian Nau kicking off at 1 p.m.


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