Hawaiian dance party at Plaza Bistro

Del Medina

Del Medina

 

The Hawaiian dance group called Hula Mai is presenting a “Hawaiian Fun Fest” in the back room at the Plaza Bistro on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. A number of performers will be on hand to participate in a Kanikapila (Hawaiian music and dance jam session) with the group being led by Del Medina. Medina referred to as “The King of the Kanikapila,” has been leading Kanikapila in Marin County for 15 years. “We’ve been trying to lure Medina to Sonoma for a long time” says Betty Ann Bruno of Hula Mai, “because so many people in this community play ukulele and love the hula.” Medina doesn’t just play Hawaiian music, he plays songs people have grown up with, songs they sang around campfires, at beach parties and around the living room piano. “I love Hula Mai,” says Medina. “They have a real Hawaiian heart. I’ve brought my ukulele and my friends to Sonoma for their shows in the Plaza, and I’m looking forward to making this Sonoma Kanikapila a regular thing.” People are invited to bring instruments or just join the dance. For more info, point your browser to hulamai.org.

As of this writing, tickets are still available for Chuck Prophet and Stephanie Finch in the new “Listening Room” inside HopMonk Sonoma for a show on Sunday, March 1. Prophet has collaborated with a number of well-known names, including Warren Zevon, Kelly Willis, Jim Dickinson and Lucinda Williams to name a few. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets, if available, can be found at hopmonk.com/Sonoma.

Rossi’s 1906 presents Levi Lloyd and the 501 Blues Band tonight, Feb. 27. Lloyd has toured with many of the legends of blues like B. B. King and John Lee Hooker and was Joe Luis Walkers main axe-man for years. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, it’s a special birthday party for Raul Pena with Nightshift. The band is the house band got the Golden State Warriors basketball team and performs in the coliseum a dozen times a year. The act plays top 40, dance, pop, Latin, swing, blues, funk, rock, Motown and more. That show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, it’s the Tri Tip Trio for an early show, kicking off at 4 p.m.

Burgers and Vine presents Winoceros and Best Mates tonight, Feb. 27 for the 9:30 p.m. start. Saturday, Feb. 28, it’s Tilted Halos for a night of classic rock. Sitting in with the band that night will be Bob McBain on keyboards, Lynne Orweller on vocals and Alex Garcia on saxophone. That show also kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, it’s an afternoon show with Three on a Match, playing delta blues, kicking off at 3 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Calvin Ross and Friends tonight, Feb. 27, playing originals and folk standards kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, it’s the Moonlights which also kicks off at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only. For more info, point your browser to annexwinebar.com

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, Feb. 27, with Nancy Wright, Tony Stead and Kevin Hayes kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, it’s Stevie Gurr, Tim Eschliman and Kevin Hayes, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night, but there is a $10 minimum.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes the FivePlay Quartet tonight, Feb. 27, for a 7 p.m. start. There is no cover.

Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood has “Uncorked and Unplugged” in the tasting room tonight, Feb. 27, with a strictly acoustic performance from the Jami Jamison Band, starting at 5 p.m. Admission includes a glass of wine.

The El Verano Inn presents the Mountain Squirrel for an evening of classic rock on Saturday, Feb. 28, kicking off at 9 p.m. There is no cover.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Tom Rhodes tonight, Feb. 27 for an 8 p.m. showtime. Saturday, Feb. 28, it’s Ten Foot Tone, also for an 8 p.m. start.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Solid Air tonight, Feb. 27, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, it’s comedy with Keith Lowell Jensen, for two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, it’s Miss Lonely Hearts, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents Tony Gibson and Dawn Angelosante on Saturday, Feb. 28, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

B. R. Cohn Winery has Sean Carscadden on the tasting room lawn for a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, March 1. The public is invited.

The Moose Lodge presents Showcase the Band on Sunday, March 1, for a dance party kicking off at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Blue Moon Salon has Karaoke on Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at 9 p.m. It’s the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, March 1, starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover.

Jazz continues in the backroom at Plaza Bistro

Fiveplay

FivePlay Quintet

 

The El Verano Inn has Karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Feb. 24, starting at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Open-Mic on Wednesday, Feb. 25, with sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Calvin Ross on Wednesday, Feb.25, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Old Earth on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

The Eric K. James tasting room has “Vocalist Open Mic and Rhythm and Blues Dance Party” hosted by Dallis Craft on Thursday, Feb. 26, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar welcomes Judy Williams on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Belly Dancing on Thursday, Feb. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m., and that would be actual dancers, not the name of the band.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the Blues Defenders on Thursday, Feb. 26, kicking off at 8 p.m.

The Eric K. James tasting room has Nancy Wright, Tony Stead and Kevin Hayes on Friday, Feb.20, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Calvin Ross and Friends on Friday, Feb. 27, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. The venue is 21 and over only.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes the FivePlay Quintet on Friday, Feb. 27, for a 7 p.m. show.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano has Levi Lloyd and the 501 Blues Band on Friday, Feb. 27, kicking off at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma presents Tom Rhodes on the tavern stage on Friday, Feb. 27, for an 8 p.m. start time.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes Solid Air on Friday, Feb. 27, starting at 8 p.m.

Burgers and Vine has Winoceros and Best Mates on Friday, Feb. 27, kicking off at 9:30 p.m.

Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood has “Uncorked and Unplugged” in the tasting room on Friday, Feb. 27, with a strictly acoustic performance from the Jami Jamison Band, starting at 5 p.m. Admission includes a glass of wine.

Sounds of Chopin fill the Happy Walls at Jack London

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Happy Walls Museum at Jack London State Historic Park

The Jack London Piano Club kicks off the 2015 “Composer Series” piano concerts with a performance in the Jack London State Historic Park on Sunday, Feb. 22, that will feature the music of Chopin. The series starts with a small history lesson about the composer before the musical presentation begins. Performers that day include John Dinwiddie, Jud Goodrich, Deborah Knapp, Rubina Hovhannes, Larisa Migachyov, Zinaida Milyavsky, and Esfir Ross. Since 2011, the group has raised over $11,000 to help with the parks operating budget. Showtime is 2 p.m. and tickets and more info can be found at jacklondonpark.com.

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library is presenting Honey B and the Pollinators on Saturday, Feb. 21, for a 2 p.m. show. Playing the upright bass, Honey B (Cici Dawn) has been a fixture on the Bay Area music scene since the ‘70s. With her that day will be Jesse Boggs on guitar, Bill Dorsey on drums and Bob Akers playing a number of wind instruments. The repertoire will include a blend of swing, jump-jive and jazz standards from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. The event is free and open to the public, although donations to the library will be accepted. For more info, contact Lisa Musgrove at 996-5217.

The Sonoma Classical Music Society is presenting Musica Pacifica for a performance called “Brandenburgs and more” on Sunday, Feb. 22, kicking off at 3 p.m. at the Vintage House senior center. Founded in 1990, the act has become one of the premier baroque groups in America, having toured the world playing their songs. Sunday’s program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, and the group will also perform works from Johann Gottlieb Graun, Antonio Vivaldi and George Phillipp Telemann. The show kicks off at 3 p.m. and for tickets and more info, point your browser to sonomaclassical.org.

The Sonoma Community Center continues its 2015 “Winter Performance Series” on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall on Saturday, Feb. 21 with the Toledo Show. The show is one of Los Angeles’ longest running and most talked about live dance productions. Last years show at the center was a sell-out. The group presents “choreographed madness” including female dancers, a five-piece band, and a mix of speakeasy jazz and hypnotic storytelling from Toledo Diamond. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door, in addition the show is for those 21 years of age and older.

Burgers and Vine has a special Sunday afternoon show on Sunday, Feb. 22, with the all youth act the Rubber Band. The performers are all under ten years of age and have been learning in the Mikey Cannon school of music for the last year. Performers include Dean and Alex LeMon on drums and guitar, Aden Almasri on bass guitar, Emma and Ethan Routhier on vocals and keyboard and Charlie Benziger on vocals. The show kicks off at 3 p.m. and there is no cover.

Rossi’s 1906 presents the Hot Grubbs tonight, Feb. 20. The Sonoma County act plays rhythm and blues, blues and “party hits” Showtime is 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, it’s a special reggae party with Pato Banton from the English Beat laying down a night of reggae and ska. Also on the bill is Ione Angeles and DJ Saucy 1. That show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. with tickets being available at the door.

The El Verano Inn has another epic punk rock show on Saturday, Feb. 21, with High and Tight, Bobby Hollywood and the Quitters, Them Creatures, TV Static and Speed Wobble. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Burgers and Vine presents DJ Isak and tonight, Feb. 20 for the 9:30 p.m. start. Saturday, Feb. 21, it’s Western Swing Hall of Famer Tommy Thomsen and his band, along with Wendy DeWitt and Kirk Harwood opening the show, which also kicking off at 9:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Mad and Eddie Duran tonight, Feb. 20, playing original and jazz standards kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, it’s Calros Herrera and Si Como no Trio for a night of Latin flavor music, which also kicks off at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only. For more info, point your browser to annexwinebar.com

Adobe Road Winery has an open acoustic jam in the tasting room on Sunday, Feb. 22, kicking off at 4:30 p.m. Musicians are welcome to bring their own acoustic instruments; guitars, kazoos, dulcimers, banjos, bongos etc. The venue will also have wines by the glass and cheese plates available.

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, Feb. 20, with Lucas Domingue, Bruce Gordon and Luis Rodriguez kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, it’s “Left Coast Syncopators, featuring Snakebite Jacobs, Tim Eschliman, Kevin Zuffi and Luis Rodriguez, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night, but there is a $10 minimum.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Kristen Strom and Scott Sorkin tonight, Feb. 21, for a 7 p.m. start. There is no cover.

B. R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen has JMB and the Big O, along with Aldo Malerbi on the tasting room lawn on Sunday, Feb. 22, for a 2 p.m. show. There is no cover and food and wine will be available.

Naked Wines in Kenwood welcomes Acoustic Soul on Saturday, Feb. 21, for a show that kicks off at 3 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Jeff Campbell tonight, Feb. 20 for an 8 p.m. showtime. Saturday, Feb. 21, it’s David Thom and Vintage Grass, also for an 8 p.m. start.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Timothy O’Neil Band tonight, Feb. 21, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, it’s the Perferct Crime, for a night of bluegrass also at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, it’s an early show with Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson, kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents the Dollhouses tonight, Feb. 20, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, it’s the Leftovers for a night of blues, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, Feb. 22, it’s an early start for Adam Traum and Jack Hines, kicking off at 1 p.m. but the venue will be at the Cheese Fair at Ramekins Culinary Academy.

The Blue Moon Salon has Karaoke on Saturday, Feb. 21, starting at 9 p.m. It’s the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, Feb. 22, starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover.

Hot 45’s.. Shows within a 45 minute drive from the island.

 

Zepparella – Saturday, Feb. 21
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

Shana Morrison – Saturday, Feb. 21
Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio
415-662-2219

Petty Theft – Friday, Feb. 20
HopMonk Tavern – Novato
415-892-6200

Jackie Greene – Sunday, Feb. 22
City Winery – Napa
260-1600

Symphony Pops – The music of ABBA- Sunday, Feb. 22
Wells Fargo Center – Santa Rosa
546-3600

Jazz Legends at Annex Wine Bar

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Mad and Eddie Duran

 

The El Verano Inn has Karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Feb. 17, starting at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Open-Mic on Wednesday, Feb. 18, with sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Calvin Ross on Wednesday, Feb.18, for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

The Epicurean Connection welcomes Lin Marie deVincent on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. for open mic and poetry.

The Eric K. James tasting room has “Vocalist Open Mic and Rhythm and Blues Dance Party” hosted by Dallis Craft on Thursday, Feb. 19, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar welcomes MCM on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has Jon Williams on Thursday, Feb. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano welcomes the Blues Defenders on Thursday, Feb. 19, kicking off at 8 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents Lo Watters on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Eric K. James tasting room has Lucas Domingue, Bruce Gordon and Luis Rodriguez on Friday, Feb.20, kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Mad and Eddie Duran on Friday, Feb. 20, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. The venue is 21 and over only.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes Kristen Strom and Scott Sorkin on Friday, Feb. 20, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Epicurean Connection presents the Dollhouses on Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 in El Verano has Hot Grubb on Friday, Feb. 20, kicking off at 9 p.m.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma presents Jeff Campbell on the tavern stage on Friday, Feb. 20, for an 8 p.m. start time.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Timothy O’Neil Band on Friday, Feb. 20, starting at 8 p.m.

Burgers and Vine has DJ Isak on Friday, Feb. 20, kicking off at 9:30 p.m.

Carrtunes play “Listening Show” at St. Andrews

Carrtunes

The large room at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 15, will be the place where you can hear the sounds of the Carrtunes in a true listening environment. The group plays many folk classics but the vocal harmonies of the ladies in the act will remind you of the Andrew’s Sisters. The band will be recording the show as well and if all goes right, may even make the show into a live CD. Showtime is 5 p.m. and there is no cover, but donations are welcome and will go toward the youth program at the church.

The Sonoma Community Center continues its 2015 Winter Performance Series on the Rotary Stage in Andrew’s Hall, with a special Valentines Day show on Saturday, Feb. 14, that will feature music director Cynthia Tarr backed by the Black and White Jazz Band. The show will feature romance-themed songs from the Great American Songbook as well as some traditional blues and jazz. Jim Castrone, leader and drummer of the band, has assembled quite a line-up of musicians for the show including Tim Wat on keyboard, Erik Nelson on trumpet and Ted Burik on bass. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door or before at svbo.org.

Rossi’s 1906 presents a two-act night tonight, Feb. 13, with the Best Mates and Freeworks taking the stage. The Best Mates are a duo from Sonoma Valley that play original music in a way that is familiar and will have you singing along in no time. Freeworks plays original folk-punk. The night is also a “Tap Takeover” by newly revitalized Sonoma Springs Brewery, as they will be pouring four of their brews at the bar that night. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, it’s a Valentines day dance party with the Jami Jamison Band. We’ve said it many times that Jami is one of the best undiscovered female vocalists in all of the North Bay. That show starts a little earlier than usual at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, it’s the Tri Tip Trio for an afternoon show that kicks off at 4 p.m.

Burgers and Vine presents The Sonoma All-Stars and tonight, Feb. 13, will showcase Alice Stuart. Stuart comes with credentials too lengthy to mention here, but among them she has toured with the likes of Van Morrison, Commander Cody, Michael Bloomfield and John Prine and has appeared and recorded with Jerry Garcia, John Hammond, Richard Greene, Elvin Bishop, Dave Mason, Sonny Terry and Tower of Power. Said to be ahead of her time, she was playing “girl rock” long before Suzy Quatro, the Runaways or Chrissy Hynde. Backing her tonight will be Codi Binkley, Junior Boogie, David Aguilar, Cliff Hugo, Roy Blumenfeld and Austin Delone. Tickets wil be available at the door for the 9:30 p.m. show. Saturday, Feb. 14, it’s a Mardi Gras party with the Zydeco Flames, also kicking off at 9:30 p.m.

The Annex Wine Bar presents Amy Hogan and the Bee Rays tonight, Feb. 13, playing original singer-songwriter music kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, it’s “Lovefest” with Sue Albano and Tsumani along with Wildflower Weed. There will also be a marketplace that will showcase jewelry, hand dyed garments and essential oils. Dinner will also be served at 6 p.m. Music kicks off at 7 p.m. There is no cover but the venue is 21 and over only. For more info, point your browser to annexwinebar.com

Adobe Road Winery has an open acoustic jam in the tasting room on Sunday, Feb. 15, kicking off at 4:30 p.m. Musicians are welcome to bring their own acoustic instruments; guitars, kazoos, dulcimers, banjos, bongos etc. The venue will also have wines by the glass and cheese plates available.

Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood has “Uncorked and Unplugged” in the tasting room tonight, Feb. 13, with a strictly acoustic performance from Wildflower Weed, starting at 5 p.m. Admission includes a glass of wine.

Showcase the Band will be at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, Feb. 14, for a Valentines Day dance party that kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Erik James Tasting Room has music tonight, Feb. 13, with Ron Dubin and the Rosetown Ramblers kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, it’s “A Funky New Orleans Valentine Celebration with John Lee Sanders,” also for a 7 p.m. show. Nominated for an Emmy in 2007, Sanders has shared the stage, opened for, recorded or toured with some of the legends last 50 years, including Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Starship, Bill Withers, Chuck Berry, Bonnie Raitt, Freddie King, John Lee Hooker, Tower of Power and many more. There is no cover either night, but there is a $10 minimum.

The Plaza Bistro welcomes the Noel Jewkes Quartet tonight, Feb. 13, for a 7 p.m. start. Jewkes is one of the premier saxophone players in Northern California and has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 35 years, earning a distinguished reputation with lovers of Jazz music. According to Phil Elwood of the San Francisco Examiner, Jewkes is “…the best mainstream reedman in the Bay Area as of 1998. I don’t know of a better contemporary modern saxman anywhere.” There is no cover.

HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has Dawn Angelosante and Tony Gibson tonight, Feb. 13 for an 8 p.m. showtime. Saturday, Feb. 14, it’s Aaron Redner and David Thom, also for an 8 p.m. start.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Highway Poets tonight, Feb. 13, kicking off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, it’s Blue and Lonesome, for a night of bluegrass also at 8 p.m.

The Epicurean Connection presents Billy Don Burns tonight, Feb. 13, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, it’s Deluxe for a night of blues, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, Feb. 15, it’s an early start for Misty Adana, kicking off at 1 p.m

The Blue Moon Salon has Karaoke on Saturday, Feb. 14, starting at 9 p.m. It’s the continuation of the blues jam on Sunday, Feb. 15, starting at 9:30 p.m. There is no cover.

Adam Traum in on the road to San Francisco for a house concert with his father, Happy Traum, tonight, Feb. 13 for an 8 p.m. show. For tickets and more info, point your browser to kcturnerpresents.com

Hot 45’s.. Shows within a 45 minute drive from the island.

Pride and Joy - Saturday, Feb. 14
Mystic Theatre – Petaluma
765-2121

Wendy DeWitts Piano Party – Sunday, Feb. 15
Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio
415-662-2219

Rusty Evans – Johnny Cash tribute – Friday, Feb. 13
HopMonk Tavern – Novato
415-892-6200

Rhythmtown Jive – Friday, Feb. 13
The Fenix – San Rafael
415-813-5600

The Sun Kings – Beatles tribute – Saturday, Feb. 14
The Fenix – San Rafael
415-813-5600

Mark Karan and Special Guests – Friday, Feb. 13
Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley
415-388-3850

Citizen Cope – Saturday, Feb. 14
City Winery – Napa
260-1600

Levi Lloyd and 501 Blues Band – Saturday, Feb. 14
Rio Nido Roadhouse – Rio Nido
869-1600

Luv Planet – Saturday, Feb. 14
Twin Oaks Tavern – Penngrove
795-5118

Pulsators and Gator Nation – Sunday, Feb. 15
Twin Oaks Tavern – Penngrove
795-5118