Arts & Entertainment

5th Annual Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival Kicks Off with Trans Drama

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) presents the 5th Annual Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival, March 3-31, at Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol. The festival seeks to nurture an appreciation of Israeli culture in Sonoma County, exploring the human stories and important issues facing Israeli society, and the larger world. The 2020 films focus on issues of gender identity, love at old(…)

Occidental Center for the Arts’ Literary Series presents The Ice Palace Waltz by local author Barbara L. Bae March 1

Sunday March 1st, 2-4 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts’ Literary Series presents The Ice Palace Waltz by local author Barbara L. Baer. Her latest novel explores remembered stories of tragedy and loss following two early 20thcentury stock market crashes. In this compelling saga, she weaves the lives of two Jewish immigrant families who come together in a(…)

Occidental Center for the Arts Literary Series with Local Author Barbara L. Baer

March 1 Occidental Center for the Arts’ Literary Series presents The Ice Palace Waltz by local author Barbara L. Baer. Two Jewish immigrant families come together in a riveting family saga amid the financial and social turmoil of early 20th Century America. Selected readings with slide show, Q&A, book sales & signing. Free admission, all donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments(…)

The Black Brothers Band at Occidental Center for the Arts

 Saturday March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm. The Black Brothers Band. Occidental Center for the Arts welcomes back the charismatic scions of Ireland’s famous singing Black Family- Michael and Shay Black- and their fine band, featuring famed pianist Eamonn Flynn (‘The Commitments’) with  dynamic accordion player Felim Egan.The brothers have a new album! made with family members(…)

Billie Holiday Project at Occidental Center for the Arts February 15

Saturday February 15, 2020 @ 8 pm. Billie Holiday Project at Occidental Center for the Arts. Evocative songstress Stella Heath skillfully interprets Lady Day as she fronts a stellar quintet of Bay Area musicians for a musical tribute to the life and art of the legendary singer for Valentine’s weekend and Black History Month at our acoustic(…)

‘Singing the History of Black America’ at Occidental Center for the Arts February 8

Saturday February 8 @ 7 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents ‘Climbing Up the Mountain’: Singing the History of Black America. Benjamin Mertz is a charismatic Bay Area performer, composer, song leader, writer, human rights activist, and the founder/director of Joyful Noise Gospel Singers. He has just released his first CD entitled ‘Climbing Up the Mountain’. Join Benjamin(…)