Oct. 2: Hope for Ella at the Arlene Francis Theatre

Ella Velouria Stewart is an incredibly charming, smart, funny six-year-old girl whose face is most likely familiar to half of the combined Facebook users in Santa Rosa. Ella, as we hate to report, is currently in a coma at a hospital in Oakland. Diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, Ella underwent three surgeries last month and currently lies motionless in a hospital bed, her head shaved, her body on a ventilator and monitors. The doctors’ diagnoses are hopeful that she will recover and awake to laugh and dance and sing again like six-year-old girls should do. In the meantime, fundraising for the family takes a loud turn with the Benefit Concert for Ella, featuring Low Five, Odd Bird, StarSkate, Litany for the Whale, A Pack of Wolves and more on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Arlene Francis Theatre. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 7pm. $5. www.hope4ella.com.