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.

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