Rich Little Band at the Boosters Crab Feed

The Rich Little band will be the entertainment at the Sonoma Valley High School Boosters annual Crab Feed at Cline Cellars on Saturday, Feb. 6. Now back in the day, the boosters were basically funding athletic programs. Today it is a different deal. With budget cutbacks and shortages all across the board, the money the boosters raise cover athletics, drama, forensics, art, music and many other programs at the high school that are no longer funded fully by money from the state budget. The crab feed is just one of the events put on by the boosters to help bridge the gap. For more info or to purchase tickets, call 996-5728.

We don’t usually talk about shows coming up weeks away, but if you’re local, you’re getting this early. The guitarists from Little Feat, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett will be playing an acoustic show for one night only at the Ramekins Event Center on Saturday March 27, at 8 p.m. This show will sell out. For tickets and more info, point your browser to www.ramekins.com.

Michael L. Castle will be at the El Dorado Kitchen tonight, Feb. 5, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Castle plays a variety of genres, including Americana, folk, blues and many he won’t even acknowledge. His acoustic guitar show will take you through a variety of song and picking styles. Castle was inspired by Bob Dylan and at points in time, he has played with the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and Howlin’ Wolf. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. and there is no cover.

Cornerstone Gardens in Carneros will have two special players on Saturday, Feb. 6, for the first in a series of “house concert” style shows, with this show featuring Jeff Campbell and Megan Slankard. The shows will rotate between shops at the venue, with the first being in the Grange at 7 p.m. For tickets and more info, call (415) 706-3800.

Lady D is back at the Schellville Grill for one show only on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. The band really loves to play the venue, and the last show played to a packed house. There is no cover for the show.

The Sonoma Mission Chapel will have Fado, featuring Sete Colinas tonight, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The trio consists of Helder Carvalheira, Joao Cardadeiro and Manual Escobar, and each has brought elements from their native land of Portugal to their music. Sete Colinas will accompany Zelia Freitas who will be the fadista for the evening. For more info, call 938-1927.

The Sonoma Community Center will be holding a dance in Andrews Hall Saturday, Feb. 6, that will feature professional ballroom and nightclub dancers from all over Sonoma County. DJ Steve Luther will be providing the grooves and there will be lessons as well as Latin, swing and ballroom dance numbers. The event is being billed as “Dance Sonoma!” For more info, call the Sonoma Community Center at 938-4626, ext. 1.

The Plan Be band will be at Olive & Vine tonight, Feb. 5, for a night of jazz and blues. Robin McKee will be handling some of the vocals as well. Showtime is 7 p.m. Olive & Vine is in the Jack London Village in Glen Ellen.

Jewel Mathieson brings her “Sweat your Prayers” dance session back to the Parkpoint Club on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. Accompanying Mathieson will be Steve Shain on bass and Bob Young on drums with various folks sitting in on the jam. Mathieson is an instructor of the 5Rythyms. The 5Rhythms is a movement meditation devised by Gabrielle Roth, which the students are allowed individual expression of the five styles of dance. For reservations and more info, call Jewel at 480-5639.

The Dave Rocha Trio will be at the Plaza Bistro tonight, Feb. 6, for a night of jazz. Rocha’s trio tonight will have Dan Feiszli on bass and Randy Vincent on guitar. Rocha has been performing with his jazz group for more than 20 years, and has played in a number of major cities, including New York and Los Angeles. In addition to his trumpet expertise, Rocha is also an accomplished flugelhorn player. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.

In case you miss Randy Vincent Friday night, you can catch him at Landmark Winery and Vineyards as a part of the Complimentary Concert series on Saturday, Feb. 6, for a 1 p.m. show. There is no cover for that show and the public is welcome.

Murphy’s Irish Pub has hometown favorites the Sonoma Mountain band tonight, Feb. 5, for a night of folk, country and bluegrass. Saturday, Feb. 6, brings the sizzling licks of Andrew Freeman to the pub. Both shows kick off at 8 p.m. and there is no cover. Sunday, Feb. 7, the pub has a classic Celtic pub jam that goes off at 6 p.m.

Adam Traum is on the road to Fairfax for a show at the Iron Springs Pub on Saturday, Feb. 6, for an afternoon show that goes down at 1 p.m.

After a several month hiatus, Turning Point, featuring Glen Ellen drummer Bill Nelson, is back at it tonight, Feb. 5, for a night of fun at the Old Western Saloon in Pt. Reyes. Showtime is 9 p.m.

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