By Peter Mills, based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
“Illyria, land of fools – where clarity’s a rarity, and madness rules!” These are the opening lyrics of this modernized and beautiful musical re-telling of Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, Twelfth Night. Capturing the rollicking energy of the play’s hilarious hijinks in the mistaken identities, and its deeply felt emotions as it explores the themes of gender roles in society and unrequited love – our season closing production ultimately provides a happy musical theatre ending for the unsuspecting lovers, the clowns, and even the malcontented Malvolio!
Pliny the Younger will make his 15th Annual return to Russian River Brewing Company February 1st through February 14th, 2019! For the first time Younger will be available at our new Windsor brewery as well as the original Downtown Santa Rosa location! It will be available on draft each day at our brewpubs until we run out of that day’s allocation. Younger is neither bottled nor available in growlers so more people will have the opportunity to enjoy it right from the source, or at a handful of select draft accounts.
Pliny the Younger is considered a “triple” IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol should finish at about 10.25%, although it is remarkably dry for the amount of malt used in the recipe. It is loaded with hop flavors, bitterness, and aromatics. The hops used in this year’s recipe are of excellent quality from the 2018 harvest: Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, CTZ, Chinook, Crystal, and Citra. We brewed Younger for the first time in 2005 as a winter seasonal, building upon the Pliny the Elder recipe while pushing the envelope with malt, hops, and alcohol just to see how far we could go! It is always brewed only once a year and released the first Friday in February, rain or shine.
Pliny the Younger was the nephew and adopted son of Pliny the Elder. He was a lawyer and an author in Ancient Rome and witnessed the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, which took the life of his uncle. Pliny the Younger lived from 61 AD to 112 AD. He wrote many letters which survive today and have great historical value. We thought it appropriate to also pay tribute to Pliny the Elder’s nephew by naming this special beer after him!
THIS JUST IN: The Town of Windsor is providing a FREE shuttle from the Airport Blvd. train stop to our Windsor location as well as other breweries, bars, restaurants and local hotels every day during the release and hopefully beyond! More info coming soon!
Apr 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This orientation covers all of our Sonoma Coast programs, including Whale Watch, Pinniped Monitoring, Seal Watch, Seabird Monitoring, Tidepool, and Steward Ship. Topics will include ocean safety, marine mammal/seabird identification, reporting wildlife disturbances, how monitoring data is being used, dog policy and dealing with the public in a non-confrontational manner, and information about our affiliates at the Marine Mammal Center, California Coastal National Monument, and Seabird Protection Network.
Instructor(s): Sonoma Coast State Park Lifeguard, Jeffrey Smith (Stewards Volunteer), Dr. Sarah Allen, Ph.D. (National Park Service), Ryan Berger (WhaleAlert, Marine Mammal Center), Phil Warren (Marine Mammal Center), Bill Standley (Bureau of Land Management, CA Coastal National Monument), Paul Hobi (Seabird Protection Network & NOAA Marine Sanctuaries) & Hollis Bewley (Seabird & Tidepool Program Coordinator)
Meets: Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, 510 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Stewards members receive a 20% discount on registration fees. Not a member? Join today!
THE 73RD ANNUAL SEBASTOPOL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2019
Theme: It Takes a Village to Blossom
Celebrating the Rich Diversity of our Community!
Saturday April 13, 2019
Festival & Parade
(Parade starts at 10 am
on Main St.)
Sunday April 14, 2019
Festival and Blues Music Explosion
2019 Festival Features Live Blues Performers and awesome music from nearby & around the country.
Click for the full line up.
The Battle of the Brews event, to be held Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, will celebrate all things craft beer at the biggest beer event Sonoma County’s ever seen! Brought to you by the group that has hosted Battle of the Brews since 1996, the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50.
With the event expecting record crowds, be sure to get your tickets today!
Visionary artist, choreographer, writer, and educator, Liz Lerman will discuss her artistic process through the lens of her newest project Wicked Bodies. After a week long residency at Sonoma State to develop the piece and to work with faculty and students, Liz and her company will also share excerpts from the work.
Following the successful 2017 tour celebrating the music of Memphis, Take Me To The River – New Orleans LIVE! gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul, and jazz together on the same stage for a night of unforgettable music.
Featuring – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington plus Mardi Gras Indians with “Big Chief” Monk Boudreaux of The Golden Eagles and “Big Chief” Romeo of the 9th Ward Hunters
Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asunción made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Manila Chamber Orchestra, and his New York recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1999. In the years since, he has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines, as a recitalist and concerto soloist.
Franz LISZT: 6 Grandes Etudes de Paganini
Maurice RAVEL: Miroirs
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata)