North Bay Cabaret’s 5th annual May The Fourth Be With You A Star Wars Burlesque & Variety Show describes itself as: “A long time ago, in a galaXXXy far, far away …,” featuring a world-class lineup of Star Wars-themed burlesque, drag, pole dancing, puppets, circus, sketch comedy, and live music. Dress in costume for the Costume Contest and a “futuristic photo booth.” After the show, enjoy an “intergalactic DJ dance party” and interactive lightsaber games. Food and cosmic cocktails will be available. Doors open at 7 pm, and the show begins at 8 pm, Thursday, May 4 at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N., Petaluma. This is a 21+ event, and ID is required. Ticket options are from $29-$200 and are available online at northbayevents.com and at venue.
SonoMusette: An Intimate Evening of French Songs, featuring Parisian singer Mimi Pirard, transports one to mid-1900s Paris through the evocative songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and other iconic performers of the era. Backed by Robert Lunceford on accordion, Jan Martinelli on piano and bass, Isaac Vandeveer on guitar and bass, and Kendrick Freeman on drums, singer Pirard makes one pine for a vie en rose, beginning at 7pm, Saturday, May 6 at The New Cotati Cabaret at Ner Shalom, 85 Plaza St., Cotati. Learn more about the band at sonomusette.com and purchase tickets at bit.ly/sonomusette-ncc.
Get both the kundalini and ink flowing with a Yoga & Writing Daylong Retreat, led by writer and mindfulness meditation teacher Albert Flynn DeSilver and yoga teacher Saraswati Clere. The event is open to published writers and those new to their writing practices alike. The optional yoga sessions will include nature-inspired, gentle grounding postures and inward practices that include pranayama and meditation. The retreat runs from 9am to 5pm, Sunday, May 7 at Green Gulch Zen Center & Gardens, 1601 Shoreline Hwy., Muir Beach. Tickets are $145-$260 and can be obtained at bit.ly/yoga-write. Namaste!
Melanie Abrams and Larry Smith are local authors of The Joy of Cannabis, 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life through Cannabis. At a free, cannabis themed event on 4/20, the authors will present their book and answer questions like can cannabis help with my anxiety? Pain? Sleep? Will it help reconnect me with my partner or my parents? How do I navigate a dispensary? The authors will talk about the science and magic of cannabis from 5 to 8pm, Thursday, April 20 at VIBE Gallery, 1 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. RSVP at [email protected] to reserve a seat.