Jamaican music legends The Melodians play the Redwood Café Friday at 9pm.
Best known for their hit "Rivers of Babylon," featured in The Harder They Come, the group formed in Kingstown, Jamaica and have been performing for 50 years.
The Melodians are one of the leaders of Jamaican Rocksteady, which laid the foundation for reggae, and put on a consistently good show. 8240 Old Redwood Highway. 9pm. $10.
On Saturday, head over to Sonoma State University to catch a screening of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” at Warren Theater.
Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs.
The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. 9pm; Ives 101.
Also on Saturday, Songbird Community Healing Center is celebrating its new venue with food and music.
The center offers lectures, workshops, classes, and private session spaces for mainstream, alternative, and complementary physical, mental and spiritual health including yoga, Reiki energy healing, hypnotherapy, Feldenkrais, holistic nutrition, personal growth, drumming and sound healing. 8297 Old Redwood Hwy. 1 to 4pm. Free.
On Sunday, SSU’s Warren Theater screens “The Edge of Heaven” by Fatih Akin. Six characters are drawn together by circumstances—an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together. The director’s piercing sense of the human condition and contemporary world events charge these hyperlinked stories into a multicultural powder keg. 1pm.
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