SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN Jazz-pianist and composer Helen Sung shares selections from her new album and speaks about artistic women in an online presentation hosted by Healdsburg Jazz on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5pm. Healdsburgjazz.org.
Do you like scary movies? Then you’ll want to head to the Citrus Fairgrounds this week for a frightfully fun Halloween Double-Feature as part of the Alexander Valley Film Society’s Drive–In Series. The pop-up event features two seasonal favorites, 1992’s delightfully macabre feature adaptation of the classic TV series, The Addams Family, and the Sonoma County-filmed 1996 horror classic, Scream, both screened with Spanish subtitles. Before the main event, AVFS also screens student films centered on “life during the pandemic.” The movies play outdoors on Friday, Oct. 22,(Rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 27, due to rain) at 1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale. 6:45pm. $5–$30. Avfilmsociety.org.
On the Edge
Earlier this year, galleries and museums in the North Bay kicked off the first round of exhibits connected to the international project, “Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss.” The multimedia, multi-venue art intervention seeks to provoke societal change by exposing negative consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction. This week, the exhibit takes up residence at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, which continues its 2021 exhibition program centered around themes of climate change and the environment. “Extraction” opens with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. 1pm. Free. Sebarts.org.
The late Marin County artist William T. Wiley’s iconic studio became a hub for and inspiration to generations of Bay Area artists. Now, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art recreates that studio and collects over 50 original works and archival objects for the exhibit, “Fort Phooey: Wiley in the Studio.” The exhibition is both immersive and participatory, and di Rosa hosts an inclusive art experience this week to welcome visitors into Wiley’s studio to create their own expressive works. “Making Art with Everyone” is open to all ages and provides materials to get artsy on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa. 1:30pm. Free. Dirosaart.org.
Point Reyes Station
West Marin poet Ellery Akers uses her writing to inspire activism and action on the behalf of the planet. The author of three poetry books, her most recent collection, Swerve: Environmentalism, Feminism, and Resistance, gives voice to the climate anxiety and fear many in the North Bay live with, while also celebrating the wonders of the natural world around us. Swerve recently won Book Authority’s Award for Best Environmentalism Books of All Time, and Akers reads from the collection in an online event hosted by Point Reyes Books that also features readings from poets Gerald Fleming and Julia Levine on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7pm. Ptreyesbooks.com.