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.

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