May 25: The North Bay Experiment at Jackson Theater


Built on donated land 12 years ago, the Sonoma Country Day School took the saved money and built a top-notch performance space, the Jackson Theater. The theater’s performances haven’t been limited to recitals for schoolchildren paying up to $19,000 a year in tuition, though; it’s also hosted Rialto Cinemas screenings, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival and musical guests from Little Feat to Dave Brubeck. This week, the well-outfitted stage sees bands that ordinarily play house parties and DIY spaces, namely Not to Reason Why, Kinship (formerly Goodriddler), and touring acts Echorev (pictured) and a performance-art, spoken-word-dance duo of Annie Kahane and Alex Hersler. It’s called the North Bay Experiment, and it’s happening on Friday, May 25, at Jackson Theater. 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 7:30pm. $15. 707.935.3035.