Open Mic at Murphy’s

Mondo American Beer Garden will have the EZ Kewl on Wednesday, March 10, for an evening of jazzy tunes at 7 p.m.

Rive Gauche Dining Club will have the sounds of David Aguilar and Peter McCauley to accompany dinner on Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. For more info, call 996-9453.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Open Mic Plus on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. The special guest musicians will be Mark Willson and Mario Ramirez.

Steiners Tavern will host “Give Thanks Thursdayz” with DJ Robert Roots on Thursday, March 11. Roots likes to kick off the show with some classic rock then move into classic and dancehall reggae music. Showtime is 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

The Andrew Emer quartet will be at the Plaza Bistro Friday, March 12. Showtime is 7 p.m.

The El Dorado Kitchen will have Keith Andrew in the fireplace lounge on Friday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m.

The Chapel Concert series continues on Friday, March 12, at the Mission Chapel. This months show will feature Steve Albini playing traditional music of Italy. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Mission office.

Whiskey Thieves play to benefit for El Verano School

The Whiskey Thieves are stepping up to support some of their alma mater by playing at Little Switzerland Saturday, March 6. The show will also have on the bill Marty O’Reilly and Sean Carscadden and the Cork Pullers. Whiskey Thieve front man Cody Binkley attended El Verano Elementary school and Tim Curley of the Cork Pullers currently teaches at the school. Although not an officially school district sanctioned event, the funds will benefit the fourth and fifth grade year-end field trips. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. with Magic Dick the magician doing a 45-minute set. Children and families are all welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the school or at Sonoma Valley Music.

In case you miss the Whiskey Thieves Saturday, you can catch them at the Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, March 8, for a special show that will be recorded for an upcoming DVD release. The show is a benefit for the band to help raise funds to take them to the SXSW (South by Southwest) music festival in Austin, Texas. The band has four shows scheduled in and around the festival. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office.

The REPO art show takes place tonight, March 5, at the Arts Guild of Sonoma and will have an appearance by Sue Albano and Mark Dennis at 6 p.m. The show will feature art made from found and discarded items, including a piece made by Albano.

The Plaza Bistro has the Benny Barth trio tonight, March 5, which will include Gary Digman on bass and Randy Vincent on guitar. Barth is a legend in the jazz world, coming out of the Indianapolis jazz scene in the late ‘50s. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

Mark your calendars for this coming New Years Eve, as the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance has announced that Bay Area favorites Pride and Joy will be headlining the annual “Puttin’ on the Glitz” fundraiser. For more info, go to www.sonomamentoring.org.

The El Dorado Kitchen will have the gypsy jazz sounds of Rue Manouche, featuring Michel Saga tonight, March 5, for a 6:30 p.m. show.

If you miss Rue Manouche tonight, you can catch them Saturday, March 6, at Landmark Winery and Vineyards for a 1 p.m. show.

Imagery Estate Winery will have the ‘70s classic rock sounds of the Nite Lites on Saturday, March 6, for a 1 p.m. show. The show will be in the back patio by the fountain and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. There is no cover for the show.

Steiners Tavern will have the sounds of DJ Dave on Saturday, March 6, kicking off at 9 p.m.

Jewel and the Rhythm Ride will be performing at her class of the 5Rythyms at the Parkpoint club on Sunday March 8. With Jewel that day will be Bob Young on congas and djembe drums, Steven Shain on standup bass, Patricia Hatfeild playing bells, gongs, congas, djembe, and various other ethnic instruments plus special guest Keiko on taiko drum. The class kicks off at 4 p.m. and class members are invited to use the facilities after the show. For tickets, call Jewel at 480-5639.

Mondo American Beer Garden will have the sounds of Hard Travelin’ on Saturday, March 8, for a 7 p.m. show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has local favorites the Sonoma Mountain Band tonight, March 5, for an 8 p.m. show. The band plays folk and bluegrass. Saturday, March 6, brings the solo guitar work of Andrew Freeman to the pub for a show that also goes off at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 7, brings the return of the popular Irish pub jam session. The jam goes off at 6 p.m. and listeners and performers are welcome.

EZ Kewl will be at the Apple Box in the Petaluma Mill tonight, March 5, for a 6 p.m. show. Monday, March 8, the jazzy gents will be at the Big 3 Diner for a dinner show that kicks off at 7 p.m.

The DiRosa Preserve has music as part of their salute to an emerging artists event being held Saturday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Serf and James will be providing acoustic alternative pop music for the show. For more info, call 226-5991.

Natasha James and her band will be on the road all the way to Baja California in San Felipe for the annual tequila festival, which is suiting, as her latest release is called “Tequila Time.” The band will be playing shows all weekend, Friday March 5, through Sunday, March 7.

Jon Popenoe and his blues band are on the road to Rickeys bar in Novato tonight, March 5, for a no cover show that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

The Hellhounds will be on the road to a new venue in Santa Rosa. The local bluesmen take the stage at Stout Brothers on Saturday, March 6, for a 9 p.m. show.

Local AC/DC tribute act High Voltage will be laying down Bon Scott era classics tonight, March 5, for a 9 p.m. show at Quincy’s pub in Cotati.

Whiskey Thieves at Mondo

Mondo American Beer Garden will have the Whiskey Thieves on Wednesday, March 3, for a live recording session at 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Four Shillings Short on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

The Benny Barth trio will be at the Plaza Bistro Friday, March 5. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have the Sonoma Mountain Band on Friday, Feb. 26. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Sue Albano and Mark Dennis will be providing the music at the Sonoma Arts Guild REPO art show on Friday, March 5, at 6 p.m.

SonomaSong performance to benefit the Community Center

Cole Porter will be the word around town on Sunday, Feb. 28, when SonomaSong and the John Simon trio present “An Afternoon with Cole Porter,’ in a tribute performance that will benefit the Sonoma Community Centers arts education programs. SonomaSong is a repertory group made up of Sonoma Valley vocalists under the direction of Jim Griewe. The groups mission is to develop community awareness and generating funds for the benefit of non-profit organizations in Sonoma Valley. Included with the price of admission is an after show reception with appetizers, desserts, and wine provided by Little Family Vineyards. In addition, you will also receive a one-year membership to the center, which will get you discounts on future events presented by the center. The doors open at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 938-4626 or point your browser to www.sonomacommunitycenter.org.

The Saddle Cats will be making their debut appearance at Little Switzerland on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a night of western swing. The band has some top-notch players from the genre, featuring the legendary Bobby Black on pedal-steel guitar, and Richard Chon on fiddle. Chon and Black have played with western swing revival pioneers such as Commander Cody, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks and Asleep at the Wheel. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Local diva Sheila Whitney brings her quartet to the Plaza Bistro tonight, Feb. 26, for a night of jazz standards. Whitney is an incredible vocalist, with many years of classical vocal training. She is also fluent in Spanish and French and can sing many jazz tunes it the native language. With her that night will be Steve Webber on bass, John Simon on piano and Tom Hayashi on drums. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

The La Catrina quartet will be having their Sonoma debut at Burlingame Hall on Sunday, Feb. 28. The event, put on by the Sonoma Classical Music Society, will be the first in the series of shows the society is planning to bring to Sonoma in the coming year. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Mexico is known more for its mariachis than its string quartets, but the La Catrina quartet is helping change some assumptions … youthful energy and mature artistry.” The show kicks off at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. For more info, point your browser to www.sonomaclassical.org.

Joe Chaplain will be back at the Barking Dog in Boyes Hot Springs on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a show he is calling “Wish You Were Here.” The band will be playing songs from Pink Floyd and other favorites, but will also have one full set of new material. Keith Ridenhour will also be joining the band that night on saxophone. The show kicks off at 6 p.m.

Cynthia Tarr will be back at Olive & Vine in Glen Ellen with her band, “The Guys” for a night of music tonight, Feb. 26. Showtime is 7:15 p.m.

Mondo American Beer Garden will have the Cork Pullers on Saturday, Feb. 27. The band plays folks classics and band leader Tim Curley recently noted, “Mondo has more beers than we have songs.” We’re pretty sure he was kidding. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

Imagery Estate Winery will have music both days this weekend starting on Saturday, Feb. 27, with bandwagon. Sunday, Feb. 28, brings the Sharks to the winery. Shows both days kick off at 1 p.m.

Landmark Winery and Vineyards continues the Complimentary Concert series with an appearance by Mark McDonald on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a 1 p.m. show in the tasting room by the fireplace.

The Steve Dudgeon quartet takes over the fireplace lounge tonight, Feb. 26, at the El Dorado Kitchen for a night of jazz and casual standards. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.

Stephanie Ozer brings her piano prowess to the Hotel Healdsburg tonight, Feb. 26, for a night of Brazilian inspired jazz standards. She will be playing as a duo with Chuck Metcalf on bass for tonights show, which goes off at 7:30 p.m. You can catch Ozer in the Valley on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn playing in the lounge solo. That show kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

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Murphy’s Irish Pub has music tonight, Feb. 26, which features the Lonesome Holler String band. Saturday, Feb. 27, has Under the Radar for a night of bluegrass, swing, folk and country. Both those shows start at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb 28, brings Greenhouse to the pub for an afternoon of Celtic fusion. That show goes off at 6 p.m.

Adam Traum is off to the Black Rose Pub in Santa Rosa tonight, Feb. 26, for a 9 p.m. show.

Jason Bodlovich is at the Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa on Sunday, Feb. 28, for a 7 p.m. show.

The Jami Jamison band is on the road to Petaluma to the Aqus Cafe on Sunday, Feb. 28, for an afternoon show that starts at 1 p.m. There is no cover.

Local bluesmen the Hellhounds are on the road to the big valley in Napa on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a show at Uva Trattoria that kicks off at 8:30 p.m.

Relay for Life kick-off bash

MacArthur Place will be the spot for this years Relay for Life kick off event to be held Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. BackTrax classic rock band will be providing an acoustic set and everything from how to organize a team to any other questions you may have will be addressed. There will also be cake and raffle prizes. The event is open to the public.

Robert Roots and Irie Sounds International will be providing the sounds for “Give Thanks Thursdayz” at Steiners Tavern on Thursday, Feb. 25, for a night of classic rock, reggae and hip-hop sounds. The show kicks off at 9:30 p.m. and there is no cover.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have Dan Martin on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Sheila Whitney and her quintet will be at the Plaza Bistro Friday, Feb. 26. Showtime is 7 p.m.

The El Dorado Kitchen will have the Steve Dudgeon quartet on Friday, Feb, 26, for a night of smooth jazz. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub will have the Lonesome Holler String band on Friday, Feb. 26. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Olive & Vine in Glen Ellen will have music from Cynthia Tarr on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.