.Culture Crush, Week of Dec. 7

Music and Mayhem

Santa Rosa

Joe Craven and Sheridan Malone will perform “An Afternoon of Music and Mayhem” at The Lost Church Santa Rosa on Sunday, Dec. 18. Craven is well known as a multi-talented musician and popular festival MC with lauded improvisational skills, and Malone is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who has performed for years in a variety genres, including opera and musical theater. The duo promises an early evening of Americana improvisation that might align with those whose tastes include Steve Polz, Painted Mandolin and Achilles Wheel. Vaccines, boosters and masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required, as per local policy. Joe Craven and Sheridan Malone perform from 4:45-7:30pm, Sunday, Dec. 18 at The Lost Church, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/CravenMaloneDec18.

Santa Rosa

‘Sleigh’ Hunger Food Drive

The Redwood Empire Food Bank has a plan to slay hunger—or, at least, sleigh it this winter season—with its  holiday food drive, a.k.a, the Redwood Empire Food Bank Sleigh Hunger Food Drive. Those who are able to contribute are encouraged to bring food donations to the drive this Saturday, where there will be a photo op with “Santa Cause” and free carriage rides, courtesy of Railroad Square. Among the most needed items are canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, rice, pasta, oats, dry beans and low sugar cereals. Redwood Empire Food Bank Sleigh Hunger Food Drive goes from 11am to 3pm, Saturday, Dec. 10 at Railroad Square, 9 4th St., Santa Rosa. For more information, visit refb.org.

Napa

Cool Yule

Blue Note Napa presents Kellie Fuller and the Mike Greensill Trio for “Cool Yule” on Thursday, Dec. 22, a night filled with a mix of vintage holiday and winter jazz classics. Fuller and Greensill have gathered an all-star band featuring Ruth Davies on stand-up bass and Jack Dorsey (not the Twitter founder) on drums for a festive evening of winter classics and holiday cheer. Doors open at 6pm, and dinner, wine, beer and cocktails are available throughout the evening. Tickets range from $15- $30 and can be purchased at www.bluenotenapa.com. Due to the intimate size of the club, advance tickets are strongly recommended. Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St., Napa.

Mill Valley

Four Women

What began as an exploration of works of teachers and their students sparked a conversation about the importance of mentorship and support among women artists. Here’s how the dots connect: Jane Rosen introduced the work of Daniella Dooling, who was her student and first assistant. Gale Antokal was a teacher at San Jose State University who taught Shannon Belardi, later recommending her for a position as Rosen’s studio assistant. Each of these artists acknowledge a debt of gratitude to the women artists who have supported them along the way. Reflecting this ethos is a joint exhibition, “Four Women,” on view through Jan. 15 at the Seager Gray Gallery, 108 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. For more information, visit seagergray.com.

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