For nearly a decade, Sonoma County Dance Beat has provided an online calendar listing all the dance music events in the county—gratis. Fans are invited to give back by dancing on over to the service’s fundraising dance party, which is aptly titled “April Foolery,” from 4 to 8pm, Sunday, April 1, at The California, 528 7th St., Santa Rosa. The party features live performances by perennial faves The Pulsators and Foxes in the Henhouse, an award-winning act known for their upbeat roots music and three-part harmonies. There will also be a costume contest, so “jesterize!” suggest the organizers (the new word hasn’t made the Oxford English Dictionary—yet). Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the show. For information and tickets, visit socodancebeat.com.
Repetition is in their genes—in fact, it is their genes—so it’s no wonder that identical twin musicians Adam and David Moss call themselves the The Brother Brothers. But wait, there’s more repetition: They’re on tour for their album, Cover to Cover, an album praised for its “crystalline vocal blend” by the Associated Press. The duo, with over 520K monthly Spotify followers, brings their double act to the Sweetwater Music Hall in a live performance at 8pm, Tuesday, April 11. The venue is located at 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley, and tickets are $22, which, incidentally, is a pair of two’s for those playing at home. sweetwatermusichall.com.
Off the Cuff
As Paul Simon once said, “Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.” Fortunately, he was a wee little musician and not a seasoned comedian like Laura Wachtel, who returns to her native Occidental with ZipLine Improv to perform an evening of…wait for it…improvised comedy. The evening promises a veritable highwire act of comedic hijinks spurred by audience suggestions and begins at 7pm, Saturday, April 8 at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. General admission is $27 ($20 for OCA members), and refreshments will be available for purchase at the event. For tickets and more information, visit occidentalcenterforthearts.org.
To B One, ASH One
If you enjoy drinking wine and making up acronyms, work with me here: Appellation St. Helena (a.k.a. “ASH”) is hosting an annual wine and food pairing competition, featuring 20 member wineries paired with savory bites prepared by students and chefs of the Culinary Institute of America Greystone (a.k.a. “CIA”). So, what acronym would you call the event? Um. Yeah, I have no f–king idea either. But they did: “bASH.” Let’s assume the little “b” is from “bites,” which I gleaned from their PR. Hey, it’s worked for 12 years, so why fix it if it ain’t broke? Speaking of broke, tickets are $175 per person (so comp the media, y’all) and are available only in advance at appellationsthelena.com/events. Attendance is limited to 300 guests, all of whom must be 21+. The annual event begins at 6pm, Saturday, April 1 at the historic barrel room of the CIA, 2555 Saint Helena Highway, St. Helena.
— Daedalus Howell, Editor