Jan. 9: ‘The Sound of Music’ Sing-Along at Napa Valley Opera House

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As the glut of New Age flyers still populating county bulletin boards affirm, achieving spiritual unity with the entire human existence can cost thousands of dollars to various “life coaches” and “cosmic advisers.” Even so, the task raises a few questions. How can one comfortably sustain oneness with all persons? Doesn’t it, like, start to fade, and require more “consultation” fees? Is that wrinkly bald person wrapped in a sarong at the bottom of the flyer with a PO box really the avatar of Brahman? Or should I just go to the Sing-Along Sound of Music instead? Why, yes! “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”—these are the stones on the path to true brotherly and sisterly peace. Coming together in celebration of harmony! Applying our own individual voices to collectively give lift to universal truths! For only $12! These are a few of my favorite things! Lift up every voice and sing the Julie Andrews classic with your fellow man on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 7pm. $12. 707.226.7372.

Gabe Meline



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