.Culture Crush


Honkytonk Revival

Get ready to shed a tear into a pint of beer at Twin Oaks Roadhouse with Crying Time. A honkytonk revivalist band out of Oakland, Crying Time plays straight-up country and western music, from the likes of Bob Wills to Glen Campbell, and interweaves their own compositions into the mix, with sounds so classic it’s hard to tell the two apart. Lead singer Jill Rogers brings a ’70s voice full of story and emotion, Myles Boisen pulls heartstrings on a lap steel guitar and a six string, and Tony Marcus—a veteran of the Bay Area music scene—rounds it out on the fiddle, foot stomping included. Tim Rowe on drums and Smilin’ Pete Garellick on bass make this a group for the ages. Come get in the Hank Williams spirit of the thing! Crying Time plays Saturday, June 4, at Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5475 Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove. Show starts at 8pm. www.hopmonk.com

music in the park san jose
music in the park san jose


Dada and Dancing

This Saturday, get ready for the hybrid literary salon/dance party we all didn’t know we needed, Da Salon #7! Hosted at Vibe Gallery, join a Dada-esque literary arts salon group for their seventh salon, including readings from local writers and poets including Michael Giotis, Shugri Salh reading from her book The Last Nomad, Alia Curchack-Beeton—who will co-MC the event along with our very own Pacific Sun and North Bay Bohemian editor Daedalus Howell, and share a story of the worst massage of her life—and Jessica Jacobsen reading from her memoir/cookbook, and Kary Hess reads from her new book 1912. The night promises libation, liberation and lots of fun. There will be art on display, curios for sale and a dance party to physically express the inspiration of the evening. Think contemporary Andre Breton, Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst. We are living in the ’20s after all. Da Salon is Saturday, June 4 at Vibe Gallery, 1 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma. 6pm-8:30pm. Tickets $25. www.eventbrite.com

Santa Rosa

Lavender Daze

It’s lavender season—the nose knows—and Bees N Blooms organic farm in Santa Rosa is hosting weekend open farm days for the whole family! Bees N Blooms is an 11-acre organic farm that produces lavender and a variety of lavender products including honey and wax from 19 colonies of honey bees. Lavender Daze includes live music, food trucks and one acre of fresh, blooming lavender through which to wander. The next Lavender Daze is this Sunday, featuring Dino’s Greek Food Truck, and Mike Z on guitar and vocals. Mike Z was born and raised in San Francisco and has backed such bands as The Whispers, The Pointer Sisters and Johnny Taylor. Enjoy sun, smells and the sweetness of lavender! Lavender Daze, Sunday, June 5 from 10am-4pm at Bees N Blooms, 3883 Petaluma Hill Rd, Santa Rosa. Tickets $20. www.beesnblooms.com


Family Arts

If arts are of interest, spend Sunday at MarinMOCA for Free Family Day! This Sunday’s activities are inspired by internationally-renowned sculptor and artist Masako Miki, who along with having work in MarinMOCA’s current exhibition, The Potential of Objects, has monumental outdoor installations on view at Uber headquarters in San Francisco and OH Bay cultural coastal park in Shenzhen, China. Come learn some of Miki’s techniques and favorite fabrics, and create a Yōkai, an object which will come to life after 100 years! All materials and instruction will be provided. Each workshop is an hour long, and all participating families receive free admission to the museum. Free Family Day is held at MarinMOCA, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. 11am-4pm. Reservations are required. www.marinmoca.org

—Jane Vick


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