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

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