.Culture Crush, Week of April 5


Car Meets Canvas

We’ve heard of “Art in the Park,” but what about “parking your art?” As part of an upcoming May show, “Auto-Mobility: Cars and Culture in Sonoma County,” the Petaluma Arts Center announces a “call for art,” open to all Sonoma County resident artists to express their creativity and love of the automobile (with themes of “community and cultural identity” encouraged). Deadline is April 16. For more information and details for submission, visit bit.ly/pac-car-show.


Roped In

All four basic food groups of the soul (wine, art, food and music) will be fed at a “Velvet Rope Social Club Pinot Night,” at which Art House Wines will offer a sneak preview of their unreleased 2021 Pinot Gris, a favorite of several Napa Valley restaurants (the wine, as well as a pinot noir, will be paired with light bites by “Chef Ron”). Contributing to the ambiance of the evening are paintings by artist John Bonick and the work of photographer Dona Kopol Bonick, as well as the musical stylings of Sanho the Indian The event runs from 6 to 10pm on Friday, April 21 at the Mia Carta Wine Lounge, 1209 First St. in downtown Napa. For more information, visit arthousewines.com. Free.

Mill Valley

Loretta Lives

Stars of the Bay Area country music scene come together to pay tribute to country music legend Loretta Lynn, whose career spanned six decades before her death last October. Fans of the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” can expect to hear hits and deep cuts from Lynn’s ouvre performed by Laura Benitez, Cindy Emch and Margaret Belton, among many others, all backed by Crying Time, “a stalwart of the Bay Area’s vibrant country music scene.” The tribute begins at 7:30pm, Sunday, April 16, at Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. Tickets start at $20.

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

Santa Rosa

Becoming Story

Award-winning local author and community leader Greg Sarris will return to Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) to read from his recent memoir, Becoming Story, a Journey Among Seasons, Places, Trees and Ancestors. Weaving reminiscences from childhood to present-day, Sarris explores the forces that shaped his childhood and his path to becoming a professional storyteller and tribal leader. A book signing in the lobby follows the presentation (books will be available for purchase in the Studio Theatre Lobby). The reading commences at 9am, Thursday, April 13 at the Burbank Studio Theater at Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave. A livestream will be viewable at nac.santarosa.edu.

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Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of the feature filmsPill Head and the upcoming Werewolf Serenade. Learn more at dhowell.com.
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