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Out, About & Around the County: 08/01/2016

Out, About & Around the County

Dream On, Big Fish at Spreckels

Big Fish

Spreckels Performing Arts Center's Youth in Arts Summer Workshop presents Dream On, a groovy, kid-friendly musical revue featuring songs from musicals and pop tunes of the 1960s and '70s. The cast ranges in ages from 10 to 17, and the show runs Aug. 5-7. The new Broadway musical Big Fish comes to the stage Aug. 12-28. Edward Bloom has had not just a magical life, but a life of epic proportions. Or so he claims. As a traveling salesman, he has encountered a witch, a mermaid, and even a giant. He is a war hero and the favorite son of most towns and cities he has visited. But how much of the stories he tells to his skeptical son is the truth and how much is just a tall tale?
Info: 588-3400. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park.

Entertainment galore at music center

The Green Music Center will be hosting a series of events throughout the month of August. Los Tigres del Norte, undisputed masters of regional Mexican music, will bring the voice of the people on Aug. 5. Trevor Noah from Comedy Central will have you laughing out loud with his hilarious stand-up on Aug. 20. From violinist Lindsey Stirling (Aug. 11), the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma (Aug. 19), a Marvel movie marathon (Aug. 26 and 27), and country singer Hunter Hayes (Aug. 28), there's something for everyone at the Green Music Center. Ticket costs vary.
Info: 1-866-955-6040, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.

Rodrigo y Gabriela at LBC

Fresh off their recent hit performances at Napa's BottleRock Festival, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their unique blend of jazz, metal and world music to the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Originating in Mexico City, the duo's recordings consist largely of instrumental duets on classical guitar. This performance is on Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $69-$89.
Info: 546-3600, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

Texas Soul in Cloverdale

On Friday, Aug. 12, the Cloverdale Arts Alliance continues its Friday Night Live free concert series with Austin's critically acclaimed soul collective Mingo Fishtrap. Audiences can expect spontaneity and heart from a Mingo set, where the band intermingles fresh takes on songs from their extensive catalog with their twist on a few select soul standards. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Cloverdale Farmers Market, and music starts at 7 p.m.
Info: 894-4410,, 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale.

Men of Worth worth a listen

Cinnabar Theater presents the Celtic duo Men of Worth in a special concert featuring James Keigher and Donnie MacDonald on Aug.13 at 8 p.m. Critics praise Men of Worth especially for their authenticity. While both sing in English, Donnie also sings in his first language, Scots Gaelic, and James sings in Irish Gaelic. Their concert comes complete with vocals, mando-cello, concertina, octave mandolin, bodhran, banjo, and guitar. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Info: 763-8920, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma.

Vintage Films screens Taming of the Shrew

The Sebastiani Theatre Foundation invites you to join their new monthly Supper Club Series. This month's film is The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on Aug. 15. The Shakespeare comedy tells the tale of scoundrel Petruchio 'taming' his wealthy wife Katharina. Dinner is included at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 7. The Supper Club Series subscription (six movies) is $425/person and a single dinner and movie is $70/person.
Info: 996-9756. 476 First St. E., Sonoma.

Rocker Jeff Beck at LBC

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck will bring his dynamic style and sound to the Luther Burbank Center on Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. Considered one of the most influential guitarists in history, Beck helped shape the sounds of blues, rock, psychedelia, and heavy metal, inspiring guitar players for decades with his unique style and explosive sound. The Grammy award-winning guitarist, known for his improvisations and jazz-infused rock albums, brings his legendary live performance to the Center for one night only. Tickets: $79-$149.
Info: 546-3600, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

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