We don’t need to tell you that rising property costs, gentrification and the explosion of Airbnb are making the cost of renting a home today difficult. Yet this isn’t a new phenomenon, and rent battles didn’t get any more dramatic than 1980s Manhattan, when one lady stood up to ruthless developers, and won. This week, Sonoma County resident Lois Pearlman premieres her new one-woman show, ‘Last of the Red Hot Tenants,’ about the saga of New York housing hero Jean Herman on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 4pm. $10. 707.874.9392.