Arts & Entertainment

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(…)

‘Herstory in the Making’ Happens at Occidental Center for the Arts February 2

Sunday February 2 @ 2 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts.  HERSTORY IN THE MAKING features four compelling female artists in a matinee performance of original monologues expressing the very heart of the feminine. In a world where women have limited stages, venues and audiences, performance artist Sherry Glaser presents a fascinating Sunday afternoon buffet of(…)

Author Susan Swartz Event at Occidental Center for the Arts

Sunday, January 26th 2-4 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts’ Literary Series presents Susan Swartz.  Laughing in the Dark, her first novel, revolves around three old friends who together tackle infidelity, the latest in California dying styles and the inevitable absurdities of aging. A resident of Sebastopol and long-time columnist for the Press Democrat and other newspapers, Susan’s non-fiction includes Juicy(…)