.Culture Crush—KingLung, Debussy, Hollywood and More


Brazilian Guitar 

This Saturday, spend the evening transported by Brazilian jazz guitar. Renowned guitarists Romero Lubambo and Chico Pinheiro come to Healdsburg’s intimate music space The 222. Lubambo has been described as “perhaps” the best practitioner in his day, bringing the rhythm and sensuality of his Brazilian heritage and a mastery of the instrument to jazz guitar, creating an inimitable sound. Pinheiro is a composer and bandleader, and one of the most widely acclaimed guitarists to emerge in the past two decades, collaborating with artists such as Placido Domingo and Chris Potter. The two promise a night of adventurous, boundary-breaking guitar playing. 7pm, Saturday, Aug. 20 at 222 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. Tickets range from $35–$75. www.the222.org  


Outdoor Chamber Music 

For those moved to tears or elation by Debussy’s lilting flutes or Francaix’s resonant harps, look no further. This Tuesday, the Marin Art and Garden Center will host Eos Ensemble in the Redwood Amphitheater, serenading the audience with dreamy, musing, passionate music in a beautiful outdoor setting. The program includes Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, Jean Francaix’s Quintet for Flute, Harp and String Trio, and Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9 No. 1. Craig Reiss plays the violin, Caroline Lee the viola and Thalia Morre the cello, with special guests Meredith Clark on harp and Katrina Walter on flute. Clark has played with the San Francisco and Oakland Symphonies, among others. Walter is a member of the Marin Symphony. The Eos Ensemble plays Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 5:30–7pm at the Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. Tickets $20, beverage of choice included. www.maringarden.org


Movie Night

Join Occidental filmmaker C.M. Conway this weekend for a screening of her new film, How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood, at the Occidental Center of the Arts. Filmed in various locations in the North Bay, Oakland and Los Angeles, this is a recognizable and exciting film. Produced by women, the film explores themes including love, triumph over personal failure and pursuing a dream against all odds. This special screening event will include photo ops, a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and a Q&A with the filmmaker. Conway is thrilled to show How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood at OCA, where she had cheerleading tryouts as a young girl in the room that now serves as the Center’s state-of-the-art auditorium. How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood screens 5:30–8pm Saturday, Aug. 20, at Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. Tickets are $12. www.funnyfailurefilm.com


Hip-Hop Series 

Come hear the beat and move your feet this Saturday at the first night of Manifest Your Destiny, a North Bay hip-hop concert series bringing a diverse range of musical talent together to perform. Hip-hop artist and promoter Damion Square was inspired to organize the series after performing at Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Music Festival this June and feeling the community’s desire for quality, meaningful hip-hop music. Longtime North Bay concert organizer and musician Josh Windmiller is collaborating with Square on the series. Get familiar with the local hip-hop talent, including artists KingLung, Simoné Mosely, Erica Ambrin, Kayatta and Damion, under his stage name D.square, at Manifest Your Destiny’s first event, on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Jasper’s at 6957 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. Show starts at 9pm. $5 suggested donation. www.jasperspub.com

—Jane Vick 

Jane Vickhttp://janevick.com
Jane Vick is a journalist, artist and writer who has spent time in Europe, New York and New Mexico. She is currently based in Sonoma County. View her work at janevick.com.


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