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Nicasio

Pantheon of Rock

Catch dinner and a show with Wreckless Strangers. Playing music from their new EP, Orange Sky Dream, as well as their three previous releases, this six-piece band features players who have worked with an astounding lineup of industry greats like Journey, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and more. Which is to say, expect rock of the highest order. Dinner menu options include fresh oysters, Polish dog with kraut and grilled Akaushi wagyu ribeye steak. Dinner reservations from 6-8pm, music at 8pm, Saturday, Jan. 13 at Rancho Nicasio, 1 Old Rancheria Rd., Nicasio. For dinner reservations and $20 tickets, visit ranchonicasio.com.

Santa Rosa

Peace Rising

Along the west coast of India, the arrival of the harvest season is celebrated as a festival of kite flying. So pervasive is the enthusiastic participation of locals that the festival spawned International Kite Day, celebrated annually on Jan. 14. So fitting then that an action of global solidarity for peace in Israel and Palestine—a country of over 50% children—offers the joy of kite flying. Bring kites or borrow there. Say organizers, “Our gathering is a peaceful act of remembrance, raising awareness of the challenges faced by Gazan children.” Expect music, a children’s booth and making, decorating and flying kites. In conjunction with Sonoma County for Palestine. 1:30 to 3:30pm, Sunday, Jan. 14 at Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa.

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St. Helena

Lucian Freud Paints Himself

For those whose idea of an enriching night on the town is a barrage of disquieting visuals, the Jarvis Conservatory screening of Exhibition On Screen’s documentary of the work of iconoclast painter Lucian Freud will not disappoint. Tortured self-portraits etched in grueling detail with revolting color are the artist’s specialty. What’s not to love? The film directed by David Bickerstaff depicts the exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts and runs 90 minutes.

‘Lucien Freud: Self-Portrait.’ Screenings at 4 and 7pm, Saturday, Jan. 13. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa. Tickets are $15.

Sonoma County

Book Club Hub

From memoir to mystery, Sonoma County Library has book clubs at every branch and virtual clubs too. “Sonoma County Library is ready for all your New Year’s resolutions. Join one of our 22-plus book clubs to keep you reading throughout the year. We have something for everyone!” said community engagement division manager Jessica Romero. The library also offers a Spanish language book club, the Tortilla Literaria Spanish Book Club, which takes place entirely in Spanish. Learn more about book clubs at sonomalibrary.org/bookclubs.

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