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You Don't Have to be Irish to Have Fun This Weekend

Local jazz, Japanese movies and poolside gardening are on the docket, as is some good ol' Marin C&W.

Everybody makes a big deal out of being Irish this weekend, including us.  But St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are not the only items of note in the Patch Events listings for Rohnert Park-Cotati. 

However, we will remind you that Sally Tomatoes’ St. Patrick’s Party  is all day Saturday, and the Penngrove Pub celebrates with Les Amis Zydeco on Sunday at 6.

We also call your attention to tonight’s Expeditionary Learning Pasta Feed & Variety Show Fundraiser, put on by Lawrence E.  Jones’ Middle School students. You can enter a drawing for fabulous prizes and put bids on a diverse mix of local goods and services. It’s a benefit for the Expeditionary Learning programs, or ExL,  for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. It’s 5:30 to 9 p.m., everybody’s welcome, tickets are $10.

Sonoma State University’s film program gives us Akira Kurosawa’s first color film, “Dodes’ka-Den”, on Friday at 7 and Sunday at 4.  This dream-like vision is not one of Kurosawa’s most well-known films, but for fans of “Seven Samurai” it could be a revelation. It’s at Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall.  

Also tonight, Cotati’s Redwood Café has the Redwood Combo, featuring Shawna Miller on vocals, playing jazz standards from the American Song Book, as well as R&B and Rock n Roll classics from the 60's. They’re at the Redwood the third Friday of every month, for only $6 cover.

Tomorrow and Sunday, show up at 10 a.m. to help with the M Pool Garden Clean-up, an effort to keep the pool at Magnolia Park in ready shape should the city council decides it makes sense to re-open it. More on that later.

Saturday night finds Buck Nickels and Loose Change bringing their little red truck to Quincy’s Pub from 9 p.m. on. This is country music Marin County-style, which can be pretty great stuff. Loose Change is Larry Craig, Neil Young’s pedal steel player; Buck Nickels is exactly who he says he is. Cover is only $5; call 707-585-1079 for details.

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