.Culture Crush—Día de los Muertos, Weird Al Yankovic, and More

Saratoga

Weird Al Yankovic 

If the lyrics, “It’d feel so empty without meat” or “Think I’m just too white and nerdy” ring a bell, then look no further for a mid-week activity. The one, the only, the inimitable Weird Al Yankovic takes the stage at Mountain Winery this Wednesday. On his “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” Yankovic will be performing from his 14 studio albums. And surprisingly, rather than focusing on his radio hits, he’ll be performing from his non-parody material—apologies for the radio hit lure—songs that have generally flown under the radar. The show will be bare bones, costume free—just Yankovic and his band of nearly 40 years. Come check out the man behind the hilarity. Weird Al plays Wednesday, Sept. 21 at The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga. Doors at 5:30pm; show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets $50-$450. www.mountainwinery.com 

Sausalito 

Artists at Work 

Come explore the history and talent at ICB this Saturday at the Artists at Work event. Some may not yet be familiar with the epic space that is ICB—once the Industrial Center Building, the space was built in 1942 as part of a shipyard complex and was originally where the templates and mock-ups were made to produce liberty ships. ICB is an active artists’ association of over 100 San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County and Sausalito professional artists. Included at the event will be work in oil and acrylics, pastels, egg tempera, clay, fiber, photography, jewelry, sculpture and digital media. This laid back and friendly event gives attendees an inside look into the process of art making in its myriad forms. Forty plus artists will be in action—wildly experimenting, messing with paint, weaving, sculpting, collaging and more. Artists at Work is Saturday, Sept. 24 at ICB Artists Association, Industrial Center Building, 480 Gate 5 Rd., Sausalito. 11am-5pm. Free. www.icbartists.com  

Santa Rosa

Dia de los Muertos 

Harvest season is officially upon us! Spend time celebrating at the 26th Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition. Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America, joyfully honoring friends and family members who have passed on. The Museum of Sonoma County will be holding three community art days in preparation for the exhibition, which will be held in the sculpture garden. Come make papel picados, colorful flags that will decorate the entire museum. Its doors opened in 1985 as the Sonoma County Museum, housed in the historic 1910 post office, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown Santa Rosa, the Museum of Sonoma County invites community members and visitors to explore Sonoma County history and exceptional contemporary art. Join the Museum of Sonoma County in preparing for the exhibition Saturday, Sept. 24 at 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 11am-2pm. Free. www.museumssc.org 

Sonoma

Bonny Light Horseman 

Composed of Anaïs Mitchell, Josh Kaufman and Eric D. Johnson, Bonny Light Horseman trio is headlining Sonoma Winery Barn at Gundlach Bundschu, promoting their highly anticipated album, Rolling Golden Holy, which comes out Oct. 7. The album follows their self-titled debut album, which was met with music critic praise and garnered two Grammy nominations, for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Performance. The album landed on “Best Albums of 2020” lists in Paste, Boston Globe, MOJO, Uncut Magazine and more. We’re all anxiously awaiting the next release! Join Bonny Light Horseman for a night of easy folky blues that will pull at the heartstrings and give the soul wings. The trio’s music begs the question: Where does traditional folk music end and modern folk music begin, if there even is such a binary? Bonny Light Horseman plays Friday, Sept. 30 at Gundlach Bundschu, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. 6-

10pm. Tickets $40. www.gunbun.com 

—Jane Vick 

Jane Vickhttp://janevick.com
Jane Vick is a journalist, artist and writer who has spent time in Europe, New York and New Mexico. She is currently based in Sonoma County. View her work at janevick.com.

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