.Sondheim, Wine and Song

Larkspur

Sondheim for a Lark

Larkspur’s The Lark Theater continues its revue, Side by Side by Sondheim, featuring a collection of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved songs, through May 25. The show includes classics like “Send in the Clowns” (A Little Night Music), “Side by Side” and “Company” (Company), “I’m Still Here” and “Broadway Baby” (Follies) and more. The songs, performed by a cast of five (Ashley Rae Little, Ken Brill, Maureen McVerry, Simon Barrad and Emma Roos), are interspersed with stories about Sondheim’s career and the shows from which the songs originate. Showtimes are Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm through May 25. Tickets are $50 and available at bit.ly/sidebyside-lark.

Petaluma

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Wine & Song

Featuring Petaluma bassist and vocalist Dorian Bartley, The Dorian Mode delivers “elegance in classic American music,” from vintage jazz and swing to early R&B via bass, vocals, piano, saxophone and drums. The combo plays from 6:30 to 8:30pm, on Friday, May 17, at Brooks Note Winery and Tasting Room, 426 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Music nights are first come, first served, and there’s no cover charge. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine paired with a cheese plate, and/or bring their own dinners. More information can be found at instagram.com/thedorianmodecombo and brooksnotewinery.com.

San Rafael

Trivia Café Live

What 2020 Netflix series with the name of a game in its title has been viewed 750 million hours? What deaf performer won the Best Actress Oscar in 1986, and for her work in which film? For the answers to these and other questions, proceed to page 32. To experience Weeklys’ own trivia king Howard Rachelson’s trivial pursuits live, venture to San Rafael’s Cafe Villa for an evening of competitive trivializing (that’s the verb, right?). There, Rachelson’s unique brand of arcane knowledge becomes a team sport. No reservations required (though there is a 32-participant maximum). The games begin at 5pm, Saturday, May 18, at Cafe Villa Trattoria & Bar, 1602 Lincoln Ave., San Rafael. For more information, visit cafevilla.net or call 415.459.6161.

Sonoma

Global Tasting

Tony Moll of Three Fat Guys Winery offers a special blind-tasting of six Italian wines from different regions of Italy paired with an Italian-themed dinner catered by San Francisco’s A16 restaurant, as part of its “The Global Tasting Series.” Sonoma County’s “sommelier to the stars,” Christopher Sawyer, leads the pairing and gastronomic experience accompanied by A16 proprietor Shelley Lindgren, who recently authored Italian Wine: The History, Regions, and Grapes of an Iconic Wine Country. Wines in question will be revealed after the tasting. The dinner and tasting commence at 6:30pm, Thursday, May 23, at Three Fat Guys Winery, 20816 Broadway, Sonoma. Tickets are $135 and are available via bit.ly/sawyer-global-tasting.

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