Occidental Center for the Arts February Calendar

Calendar: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 @ 8 pm at Occidental Center for the Arts.   Cabaret: Three Faces of Eve. Three distinctive vocal stylists –Andrea Van Dyke, Blythe Klein, and Leah Van Dyke- sing about the many faces of love and life from jazz, pop, indie, bossa and blues standards; accompanied by John Simon, Gary Digman & Geoff Whyte.  $15 general. Cabaret & concert seating, fine wine, bubbly, sweets & savories for sale. 707-874-9392. Wheelchair accessible. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. for reservations & information.


Calendar: Friday, February 14, 2014 at Occidental Center for the Arts. Sweet Swing Dance Night! Featuring the old-timey jazz and western swing sounds of Out of the Blue Band at 8 pm. Swing Dance Lesson at 7 pm with Mark and Elizabeth Weiss included in $15 admission! Bubbly, fine wine and beer, sweets & treats for sale. Love it up swing-style on Valentine’s Day at OCA!  www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org. 707-874-9392


Occidental Center for the Arts proudly presents acclaimed folk singer/songwriter duo Steve Gillette  (Darcy Farrow, Bed of Roses, Back on the Street Again ) & Cindy Mangsen in Concert Friday, February 28 at 7 pm. On tour from Vermont, this famed folk duo will delight you with their compelling interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk songs, rich harmonies , accomplished guitar, banjo, concertina accompaniment, and a good dose of humor from their 25-yr. collaboration. Opening act: Pocket Canyon Ramblers. $12/$10 seniors/students . Fine wine, beer, refreshments for sale. Wheelchair accessible. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org.


The Gallery at Occidental Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd annual “Pointless Sisters” quilt show from March 7 to April 27.  Described as “Not your grandmother’s quilt!” each unique piece will stir your interest and change your notion of quilting.  Members of the group use a variety of non-traditional quilting techniques to produce stunning and innovative fiber arts.


The Pointless Sisters is an art quilt group whose members’ quilts have been shown nationally and internationally.  They operate under the auspices of the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild, www.santarosaquiltguild.org/ .  The thirty members explore art quilt techniques and challenge each other annually to produce quilts with a common theme.  Featured in this show are quilts from two 2013 challenges entitled, “Interpreting Red” and “In the Style of…,” quilts inspired by other artists.  Another highlight is “Laguna Watershed,” a collaborative environmental quilt, which benefits the Laguna Foundation.


The opening reception is Sunday, March 9, 2-5 pm and is open to the public.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the quilters and learn more about their techniques.  The gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and at OCA performing arts events.  Admission is free and donations are appreciated.  Location:  3850 Doris Murphy Court (Graton Rd. and Bohemian Hwy.), Occidental 95465, 707-874-9392.