.Chamber Music Marin hosts The Black Oak Ensemble

Mill Valley

Unsilenced

Chamber Music Marin hosts The Black Oak Ensemble as part of their 2023-24 Chamber Music Concert Series at 5pm, Sunday, Jan. 28, at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. This concert showcases the ensemble’s poignant “Silenced Voices” project, highlighting string trios by Jewish composers affected by the Holocaust and reflecting resilience and hope in adversity. The ensemble features violinists Aurélien Fort Pederzoli and Desirée Ruhstadt, and cellist David Cunliffe. In a visit to Budapest, Hungary, in 2016, the latter two discovered string trios in a local shop that were penned by young musicians who would not survive the Holocaust. The pieces featured in “Silenced Voices” were among them. Tickets are $48, with free admission for youths under 18. For more information, visit chambermusicmarin.org.

Napa

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Tour of Tastes

Compline Restaurant in Napa is set to host an immersive culinary event, “24 Hours in Mexico City,” in collaboration with chef Diego Isunza Kahlo, Frida Kahlo’s great-great nephew. From Thursday, Feb. 8 to Saturday, Feb. 10, chef Kahlo will present an eight-course tasting menu, a tribute to his hometown, Mexico City. The menu, representing a day in the city, will take guests on a gastronomic journey through its diverse neighborhoods, starting and ending with breakfast dishes. Each course is paired with personal stories from chef Kahlo, enhancing the dining experience. Guests can follow their culinary tour on a provided map of CDMX. Reservations for this unique dining experience are $125 per person, with an option for an international wine pairing. Bookings can be made at Compline Restaurant’s OpenTable, bit.ly/compline-24.

Petaluma

Archive Live

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum has announced the launch of its new archival website, a significant step in making Petaluma’s rich history widely accessible. This digital platform offers high-quality versions of photographs, documents and artifacts, catering to researchers, scholars and the general public. The website, funded by a grant from Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbit’s office, is a collaborative effort led by collections manager Solange Russek, data content manager Amy Hogan and web designer Martin Ferrini. It features an easy-to-navigate, searchable interface, with options for the public to purchase and download digital copies. As the team digitizes and uploads thousands more items, the site will regularly expand its content. Explore Petaluma’s historical treasures online at petaluma-historical-library-and-museum-archive.org.

Napa

Projection Project

The di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art presents “We the People,” a video projection by photographer Jock McDonald, to be displayed on the center’s exterior and visible from Sonoma Highway. The installation runs nightly from 6-10pm. It features dynamic black-and-white portraits of San Franciscans, seamlessly morphing into each other, symbolizing our interconnectedness and shared humanity. Conceived during the pandemic’s isolation, McDonald’s work emphasizes themes of pluralism, diversity, equity and inclusion and kicks off with a Tailgate Opening Reception from 5-7pm, Saturday, Feb. 10, at di Rosa’s parking lot. The event includes bites from Oakville Grocery Food Truck and a special screening of Godzilla, following an address by McDonald. Free for members and $10 for non-members, tickets are available at dirosaart.org. The center is located at 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa.

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