“Sordid Lives” Creator Del Shores Talks About His Plays, Films, and Bringing His New Play to Sonoma

Del Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television and regional and national touring theatre. Shores’ career took off with the play “Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?”) in 1987, which ran two years, winning many Los Angeles theatre awards, including LA Weekly’s Best Production and Best(…)

Sonoma County Coalition is Opening Doors for LGBTQI Older Adults

During National Pride Month, it’s important to remember the history of why we celebrate gains for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) people. Many LGBTQI older adults grew up during a time when to love someone of the same gender was considered a crime, mental illness or a sin. LGBTQI people could be(…)

Isle of Klezbos In Concert at Congregation Ner Shalom in Cotati

Isle of Klezbos In Concert Sunday, July 8 at 7:00PM Klezbos TIckets Brooklyn-based Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with playful irreverence and deepest respect. Now celebrating two decades together, the soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet has toured from Vancouver to Vienna since 1998. The band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies,(…)

Transgender Orthodox Scholar to Speak in Cotati, SR

Teaching at Three Local Synagogues about Spirit and Authentic Living. Yiscah Smith was once a Chasidic man, living in Jerusalem with wife and children. But her quest to be her most authentic self led her on a decades-long journey, resulting not only in her transitioning to become the woman she knew she was, but returning(…)

What’s Happening at Food for Thought

Chef and Volunteers Cooking in a New Kitchen! Freshly prepared food for our congregate lunch program is now being prepared in a new location! Local nonprofit, Worth Our Weight, is generously renting its kitchen to Food For Thought every Monday. Chef Coby Leibman and our volunteer cooking crew (featured above) couldn’t be happier in this(…)

This Month at the Occidental Center for the Arts

Artists’ Reception for Call & Response Exhibit Saturday, June 9th 4 – 7 pm Please join us for a hosted reception to celebrate the opening of our “Call & Response” invitational exhibit! Enjoy the latest creations of local artists Dave Gordon, Adam Wolpert and Victoria Wagner. Exhibit runs Friday, June 8th through Sunday, July 29th;(…)

Face to Face Benefit ‘Sonoma County Beer Fest’ Happens June 9

Beefest, The Good One returns to the lawn of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on June 9! Expect mouth puckering sour beers, hop bombs, barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of other cool libations that make Northern California one of the best beer producing regions in the world. More than 60 breweries &(…)

The North Bay LGBTQI Historical Timeline Needs Your Help

Sonoma County LGBTQI Pride is sponsoring the  creation of The North Bay LGBTQI Historical Timeline. We are seeking photos of Sonoma County LGBTQI communities during 1970-90s. We need photos of people attending events, business and gathering locations, marches/demonstrations, other local happenings during those years. Please include descriptions with dates, locations and people’s names if possible(…)