.Culture Crush, Week of Feb. 15


Black 2 the Future

Decolonized Mindz Entertainment presents “Black 2 the Future,” a North Bay, Black History Month-themed showcase, featuring artists of color, beginning at 5:30pm, Saturday, Feb. 18 at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave. The event features two stages—Audio Angel and Simoné Mosely perform from 5:30 to 8pm on the outdoor stage (this portion of the eventing is free), and a ticketed, indoor program features Kayatta, Erica Ambrin and D.square from 9 to 11:40pm. Community speakers will also present throughout the event. A portion of the show’s proceeds benefit the Black Student Union at Santa Rosa Junior College, which addresses students’ needs through peer mentoring, social activism and community service. Tickets for the indoor performances are $15 and are available at wl.seetickets.us/HopMonkSebastopol.

Mill Valley

Curtains for the Climate

Fresh from Europe, Peter Sweet and Leonie Baker (with director Matteo Destro) present Foolish Doom, a “tragic comedy about climate change for the whole family.” A mix of mask theater, music and puppetry, the show finds the great wizard Burnhart and his loyal creature, Pippa, arriving on Earth with lofty ambitions to save the world, only to find an epic mess and human conflict. Hijinks ensue. The weekend run begins at 7:30pm, Friday, Feb. 17 and concludes with a 3pm Sunday matinee, Feb. 19 at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre, located at 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. Tickets are $16 to $25 and available via throckmortontheatre.org/events/foolish-doom.

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Santa Rosa

Seeds & Songs

Southern Oregon-based singer-songwriter Alice Di Micele is making a local stop in support of her 16th album, Every Seed We Plant, which she describes as a “snapshot of life in these times— gut-wrenching, hopeful, vulnerable, intense.” Di Micele first honed her skills playing in coffeehouses in upstate New York and eventually shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez and Bob Weir. She brings her unique Americana-folk tunes to Santa Rosa beginning at 7:30pm, Friday, Feb. 17 at The Lost Church, 427 Mendocino Ave. Tickets are $20 and available at tinyurl.com/AliceDiMiceleFeb17. For more information, visit alicedimicele.com.


Gonzo Parenting

For those who thought the term “gonzo” was reserved for druggie journalists or Muppets, illustrator and author Jay Rooke is here to prove that wrong. Rooke is the dad behind the parenting community—wait for it—Gonzo Parenting—an online hub for parents, particularly dads, who prefer to look at family life without an Instagram filter. Now he has ported his observations and advice into a new tome, sure to rival any familial advice Hunter S. Thompson could offer. And it’s a comic book—Gonzo Parenting: The Comic Book. Rooke hosts a reading at 12pm, Saturday, Feb. 18 at Copperfield’s Books, 1300 First St., Unit 398, Napa. The family-friendly event is free.

— Daedalus Howell, editor

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Daedalus Howellhttps://dhowell.com
Daedalus Howell is the writer-director of the feature filmsPill Head and the upcoming Werewolf Serenade. Learn more at dhowell.com.


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