.Culture Crush, Week of Aug. 30


Art Marches On

Between January 2017 and January 2020, James Lerager photographed eight marches in Oakland and San Francisco. The results have been arranged in a photo essay on display in Bolinas. Lerager’s photos capture the shifting mood of demonstrators, from the early exuberance of the first Women’s March to the steely determination of the anti-Trump resistence. ‘Marching 2017-2020 Photography by James Lerager’ is showing at the Farmstand Gallery at the intersection of Olema-Bolinas Road and Horseshoe Hill Road, Bolinas. 9am to 5pm daily; show closes Aug. 31.


Big Top

Circus Vargas channels the “City of Lights” in their latest, greatest production, “Bonjour, Paris!” This all-new high-energy, action-packed extravaganza delivers a live, truly family entertainment experience. A Parisian-style circus production, it features performers, aerialists and acrobats rather than animals. The death-defying stunts are intended to thrill audiences of all ages in a two-hour spectacle under the big top. Circus Vargas’ ‘Bonjour, Paris!,’ multiple shows daily, through Sept. 4. Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma.

Santa Rosa

Mary Jane

In the drama, Mary Jane, a single mother of a chronically ill child is surrounded by a community of women willing to fight beside her, sometimes in spite of her own wishes. Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play in 2018, the show, presented by Left Edge Theatre, features a small ensemble cast, many of whom play dual roles that highlight the truths and deceptions we tell each other and ourselves. 7:30pm, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 16 at The California, 528 7th St., Santa Rosa. Tickets start at $20.


Lucky Dice

In an age even more cautious about every word we say, might it not be a relief to just hear somebody let go of all that caution? Comedian Andrew Dice Clay is counting on it. Questions loom of course, like, is Dice’s material still misogynist? Is he actually funny? Do his appearances in 21st century movies by Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen compare to his performance in Ford Fairlane? Only one way to find out. Napa Summer Sessions presents Andrew Dice Clay. 8pm, Saturday, Sept. 2, outside at 850 Bordeaux Way, Napa. Food and drinks available.


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