Sebastopol’s HopMonk Tavern hosts Johnny Downer Memorial Celebration

Sebastopol’s HopMonk Tavern will host the fifth annual Johnny Downer Memorial Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 4, honoring a local musician and raising money to support music education. A popular local guitarist, Downer died in 2009. The Johnny Downer Music Memorial Fund was set up by his mother, Carol Esonis. Over [...]

By | December 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Send us your New Year’s goals and aspirations

We need your help with a story. The Press Democrat would like to report your New Year's aspirations in a feature story I have a few of these so far, but could use a lot more,  so please send your goals by Tuesday, Dec. 24, to Dan Taylor at dan.taylor@pressdemocrat [...]

By | December 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Festival Consort ensemble concert postponed

'Tis the season for holiday concerts. Unfortunately, it's also the season for colds and flu. The Festival Consort ensemble’s “Renaissance Glory” concert scheduled for Friday (Dec. 20) at the Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa has been postponed until 4 p.m. Jan. 5, because one of the performers is [...]

By | December 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Local rappers honor Candlestick Park in new video

Local rappers Bobo and Really Real have teamed up with San Quinn to produce a new video called “Candlestick,” in honor of the San Francisco stadium that's scheduled for demolition after the end of the football season.

By | December 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Main Stage West presents Santaland Diaries

If you’ve already gotten an overdose of sugary sentiment this holiday season, you’ll want to check out Santaland Diaries at Main Stage West in Sebastopol. The show is based on David Sedaris' semi-autobiographical account of his job as a Christmas elf at Macy's in New York. It first [...]

By | December 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Rialto, Summerfield plan special screenings

Two Sonoma County movie theaters plan special events this month. The Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol opens the new monthly New York Film Critics Series next week, featuring screenings of new films before their national release, plus high-definition simulcasts of question-and-answer sessions with the stars and filmmakers. The first [...]

By | December 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Kathleen McCallum Gallery opens in Montgomery Village with more than 20 artists

Santa Rosa photographer, arts activist, event organizer and former art teacher Katheleen McCallum will celebrate the opening of her art gallery with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The Kathleen McCallum Gallery, housed at 760 Village Court in Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village, opens with [...]

By | October 24th, 2013|3 Comments

New David Best sculpture installed at Paradise Ridge Winery

Best-known as the legendary and iconic temple builder of the annual Burning Man arts encampment on the Nevada desert, Sonoma County artist David Best has created his first permanent steel structure. Sponsored by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, his new 32-foot-tall work, Permanent Temple of Remembrance, will be [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Santa Rosa actress in new film released nationwide

Santa Rosa stage, television and film actress Marjorie Mann appears in the new movie, I’m in Love With a Church Girl, opening in major cities nationwide Friday, Oct. 18, and Oct. 25 at the Roxy Stadium 14 in downtown Santa Rosa. In the film, Mann plays Julia Montego, [...]

By | October 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Toad in the Hole pub hosts “GreenHopFest” Oct. 13

The ever-genial Paul Stokeld is throwing another party at his Toad in the Hole pub in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square district. The second annual “GreenHopFest,” a celebration of the hop harvest starts at precisely 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the pub, 116 Fifth St. The event fetures fresh hop [...]

By | October 9th, 2013|0 Comments