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.
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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