.Winter Open Studios and More


Annual Hurrah

The Winter Open Studios exhibition at the historic Industrial Center Building (ICB) along the waterfront in Sausalito invites visitors to explore the studios of more than 100 ICB artists. This is the organization’s 54th annual installment of the event, known among collectors, gallerists and art lovers as the one yearly art event not to be missed. Show includes sculptors, abstract and figurative painters, photographers, fiber artists and jewelers who enjoy talking about their creative process to all. “The vibe in the building is friendly, open and generous,” said Anki Gelb, ICB artist and board co-president. 11am to 5pm, Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3. Historic Industrial Center Building, 480 Gate 5 Rd., Sausalito. Free. For more information, visit icbart.com.


Back for More

Living up to having been called the “kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday hijinks” is a tall order. Yet The Christmas Jug Band does that and more in a show that includes CJB tunes, some of Dan Hicks’ humorous holiday tunes, a few Back pOrchEstra ditties.. and who knows? “Christmas On the Moon,” even…? Supported by some personnel from Back pOrchEstra and the Hot Licks. 8pm, Saturday, Dec.16. Big Easy, 128 American Alley, Petaluma. Tickets here: eventbrite.com/e/christmas-jug-band-at-the-big-easy-petaluma-dec-16-tickets-756262861577.

Santa Rosa

Ménage à Six

Local R&B singers and rappers collaborate with a live band for one-of-a-kind intimate performances by a diversity of regional artists in A Melodious Affair. Anchored by the Lee Vandeveer Band (featuring Tommy Seip) backing up six different artists, watch for Audio Angel, Nini Heart, LaiddBackZach, LaNancyMarie, KingLung & Mystie Moon and JulzInkedUp to testify to their truth in a house warmed up by an opening set by Lee Vandeveer Band. Expect Audio Angel to call you forward into your best-ass self. The event is presented by Timeless Experience, a recent recipient of a Creative Sonoma Arts and Cultural Equity Grant. A Melodious Affair, 7:30-10:30pm, Friday, Nov. 24 at The Lost Church, Santa Rosa. 427 Mendocino Ave. $12.


Culinary Art

After going through the motions with the family for the 50th consecutive time in the same house, the thought of sitting down for a thoughtfully designed meal at FARM at Carneros might seem an impossible dream. The prix fixe menu plays on classic Thanksgiving dishes and desserts with locally sourced produce, including ingredients from the restaurant’s own organic culinary gardens. Expect a set menu similar to the brunches FARM has become known for. And for those who aren’t interested in the waitlist, plan ahead for next year. FARM Thanksgiving dinner, 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Nov. 23. $145 per adult and $59 for children ages 3-12. FARM at Carneros Resort and Spa, 4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa.


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