Forced by the Petaluma fire marshal last week drastically limit attendance and postpone a show, the Phoenix Theater will continue this weekend with previously scheduled concerts and events.
Audiences this weekend still will be limited to 150 people, said Phoenix concert promoter Jim Agius, after meeting with city fire department officials.
Police and fire inspectors said last week that the theater allowed in too many people at the Sept. 8 Smashing Pumpkins concert, nearly 200 more than the 720 permitted by fire safety codes. The initial order limited occupancy to 49, forcing postponement of an Andre Nickatina concert set for last Friday.
Agius said the Phoenix has been working with fire officials to meet their requirements, and hopes to resume its regular schedule next week with the normal occupancy limit.
Meanwhile, shows scheduled this weekend are:
Local band show featuring: High Class, No Ash No Phoenix, Four Planets Out To Lunch, NateO and Mr Baker and Adventure Pack, at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday, Sept. 17).
John Vanderslice & Odd Bird (featuring Judah Nagler from the Velvet Teen), at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 18).
Petaluma Poetry Walk Presents Eugene Ruggles Memorial, hosted by Delia Moon, featuring son Ben Ruggles and brother Glenn Ruggles plus featured readers, at 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 19).
Address: 201 Washington St., Petaluma. Information: 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.