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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

HopMonk in Novato schedules gay and lesbian benefit

The HopMonk Tavern in Novato will host a “Comedy For Equality” show, starring Bay Area comedians Marga Gomez and Johnny Steele, on Friday, March 29. All of the proceeds will be donated to Spectrum Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center in San Rafael. Singer and songwriter Michelle Shocked was originally scheduled to play the venue on that date, but her show was canceled in the wake of her anti-gay remarks from the stage of Yoshi’s in San Francisco on March… Read More »

Comic Will Durst at Studio E, Last Day Saloon

For Sonoma County comedy fans, December will be the best of times and the Durst of times. Nationally known Bay Area political satirist and stand-up comic Will Durst has two shows scheduled in the area this month. Durst will make his Studio E debut at the venue near Sebastopol, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Tickets cost $21. For reservations and directions: (707) 823-5316, jeffm5@sonic.net. Durst and his wife, comedian Debi Durst, will join comics Johnny Steele, Michael Bossier and… Read More »