From Chico, the band Blü Egyptian has gained a reputation for their high energy shows built around extended multi-genre jam with the requisite stage antics. Fusing funk, bluegrass, reggae, world music, rock and EDM, they are certain to paint one of Petaluma’s favorite live spaces in a unique musical kaleidoscope. The band makes their debut in Petaluma for a Widespread Panic Pre-Party. 8pm, Thursday, Aug. 24. The Big Easy, 128 American Alley, Petaluma. $10. 21+.
Silent films were never silent. Lacking the technology to record and play back actors’ voices, film started with bombastic accompaniment of piano and other instruments. San Francisco’s Telegraph Quartet revives this tradition with Not-So-Silent Cinema. The group will play along with two classic silent films with original music by Stephen Prutsman. Buster Keaton’s comedy, College, is preceded by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a quintessential early horror. 12pm, Saturday, Aug. 19 at Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa, and 5pm, Saturday, Aug. 19 at the St. Helena Performing Arts Center, 1213-1401 Grayson Ave. $10 and $20 tickets.
Trevor Leopold died from an opioid overdose at 18, just months after graduating from Tamalpais High. His story is hardly unique. The opioid crisis has only intensified with the widespread adoption of fentanyl. ODFree Marin, in partnership with Marin Ace Hardware and The Spahr Center, are hosting a Narcan training to draw attention to International Overdose Awareness Day. The group wishes to “raise awareness of the fentanyl epidemic and to train more first responders around overdose from fentanyl and other opioids.” This is essential training in these complex and often terrifying times. 12pm, Thursday, Aug. 31, Marin Ace Hardware, 180 Merrydale Rd., San Rafael. Free.
Christina Gerhardt and Rachel Brahinsky’s book, Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean, is a remarkable feat. An atlas that shows the changing coastlines of communities most vulnerable to climate change, the mix of science, poetry and visual representation makes for a powerful tool for change. The more people see the visible impacts of climate, goes the thinking behind the book, the greater will be the drive for change. The authors speak on the book at a free event at Point Reyes’ Books. 4pm, Saturday, Aug. 19, Dance Palace Church Space,
503 B St., Point Reyes Station.