Singles Wine Tasting Party

Singles Wine Tasting Party Start Date: Saturday 4/20/2019 — End Date: Saturday 4/20/2019 Admission:10 Meet new single friends who appreciate fine wines! Only $10 at the door includes 3 free tastes, plus light food to cleanse the palate. Enjoy either our air-conditioned indoor wine tasting station or the one outdoors. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Saturday, April 20, 2019, 4-6pm. LOCATION: Pat Paulsen Vineyards, 5143 Tesla Road, Livermore CA 94550. From Hwy 580 take N Livermore Avenue exit and continue onto Tesla Road. CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by many singles meetups. MORE PARTIES at www.thepartyhotline.com. •St Patrick’s Eve Dance, March 16, San Jose •Hidden Boulder Falls Hike & Wine Tasting, March 16, St Helena •Spring Mixer, March 21, Sausalito •Live Music Mixer, March 31, Pleasanton •Silicon Valley Singles Convention, April 6, Santa Clara •Sunday Afternoon Delight, April 14, San Carlos •Singles Charity Ball, May 4, San Francisco Location: 5143 Tesla Rd Livermore Contact: Rich Gosse richgosse@richgosse.com URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Start Date: Friday 4/5/2019 — End Date: Sunday 4/21/2019 Admission:$20-$25 One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a re-imagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. White imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soo… Location: 351 Railroad Ave Pittsburg Contact: Carolyn August info@pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com URL: http://www/pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com

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An Evening with PAULA POUNDSTONE

An Evening with PAULA POUNDSTONE Start Date: Saturday 5/11/2019 — End Date: Saturday 5/11/2019 Admission:From $34.50 to $74.50 Another laugh-filled evening of great fun with the star of NPR’s Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me, and one of the funniest stand-up comics working today. Paula Poundstone returns to the Osher Marin JCC on Saturday May 11, 2019 @ 8pm. The evening offers the incredible opportunity to experience the magic and hilarity of Paula Poundstone in the intimate 500 seat Hoytt Theater rather than her usual 2000 seated venues. A rare opportunity, this special evening is co-presented by the Other Café Comedy Showcase and The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC. Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year. Her new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, is a comedy field guide to life. Each week Paula and her co-host, Adam Felber, a friend and fellow panelist on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explain existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality. On stage, Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Her performances leave folks marveling at her ability to interact with the audience, and the resulting hilarity. Little wonder people leave her shows complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter, and debating whether the random people she talked to are “plants” – which of course, they never are. WHAT: Hysterical, spontaneous, surprising, smart comedy. TIMING: 6:45 pm Pre-Show No Host Wine & Beer Reception 7:00 pm Theater Doors Open 7:15 – 7:45 pm Special VIP Artist’s Reception 8:00 pm Performance Begins/No Intermission TICKETS: From $34.50 to $74.50 with 4 tiered seating options Reserved VIP seating includes a pre-event private artist’s reception. MORE: Concessions include beer, wine, sodas, Peet’s Coffee, Numi Teas,Sweets & Savories. Location: 200 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael Contact: Heidi Paul hpaul@marinjcc.org URL: HTTP://www.marinjcc.org/paula

KRONOS QUARTET

KRONOS QUARTET Start Date: Saturday 5/4/2019 — End Date: Saturday 5/4/2019 Admission:$22 – $40 For 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet – David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 1000 works and arrangements for string quartet. A jewel in the Bay Area’s crown of creativity and music, Kronos has gained respect and notoriety internationally. It is no wonder that the Los Angeles Times writes ‘The quartet remains as geographically, politically and spiritually feisty as ever. Forget about genre; Kronos made that an irrelevant term ages ago.” They have won over 40 awards, including the prestigious Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes and, most recently, the WOMEX Artist Award (the first US-based musicians to ever do so). The nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association manages all aspects of Kronos’ work, including the commissioning of new works, concert tours and home season performances, education programs, and a self-produced Kronos Festival. In 2015, Kronos launched Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy project that is commissioning—and distributing for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present this creative, prestigious, amazingly talented quartet, and invite the community to experience Kronos Quartet for themselves in the our own Hoytt Theater. ‘The Kronos Quartet elevated a concert of music to a spiritual trip through our common humanity – it was universal, all-encompassing, fabulously inclusive.” – The Globe and Mail WHAT: A unique and contemporary string quartet experience SEATING: Reserved Table & General Admission Choices TICKETS: $22 – $40 Available at marinjcc.org/arts WHEN: Sat. Mar. 4 @ 8:00pm | Doors | Beer/Wine/Concessions open @7:15pm WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael. PARKING: Ample FREE parking | The Osher Marin JCC is 1/2 mile E off 101. Location: 200 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael Contact: Heidi Paul hpaul@marinjcc.org URL: HTTP://www.marinjcc.org/kronos

Poetry Reading/Conversation featuring ERICA JONG

Poetry Reading/Conversation featuring ERICA JONG Start Date: Tuesday 4/16/2019 — End Date: Tuesday 4/16/2019 Admission:$10 adv/ $12 door Erica Jong, author of the acclaimed Fear of Flying, reads selections form her new book of poetry, The World Began with Yes (Red Hen Press). In a dark time, poems celebrate life. The evening will include a poetry reading by Francesca Bell, audience Q & A, and book signings. Fear of Flying, Erica Jong’s first and most famous novel, published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million copies and translated into over 45 languages including Chinese and Arabic. Her novel articulated what women thought but which, through decades of silent complicity with the status quo, was never voiced. In the four decades since Fear of Flying, she has published over 25 books in 45 languages, including 9 works of fiction as well as celebrated non-fiction volumes such as What Do Women Want?, Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Live, an anthology on – well, sex – called Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex, that she edited, and in 2012, a Kindle Single, A Letter to the President, which bravely takes on the issues facing American women today. She has switched between fiction, non-fiction and poetry, becoming one of the most evocative poets of her generation with seven published volumes, and winning Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize. Her awards include: The Fernanda Pivano award The Sigmund Freud Award, the Deauville Award and The United Nations Award for excellence in literature. Francesca Bell’s poems and translations appear in many journals, including B O D Y, Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle. She is the former poetry editor of River Styx, the translator of a collection of poems by Palestinian poet Shatha Abu Hnaish (Dar Fadaat, 2017), and the author of the collection Bright Stain (Red Hen Press, 2019). WHAT: An Evening of on-stage conversation & poetry reading in the Hoytt Theater with question & answer opportunities and additional book sales & signing. SEATING: General Admission TIMING: 7:00 ~ Doors @ 6:30. PARKING: FREE on-site parking. FOOD + : Peets Coffee, Numi Teas and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase and allowed in theater. No table service. Location: 200 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael Contact: Heidi Paul hpaul@marinjcc.org URL: HTTP://www.marinjcc.org/jong

RUTH REICHL in conversation with Soleil Ho

RUTH REICHL in conversation with Soleil Ho Start Date: Monday 4/8/2019 — End Date: Monday 4/8/2019 Admission:$40-$55 includes book Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the jog) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food. Tonight San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic, Soleil Ho joins Ruth to discuss her life, career and most resent endeavor SAVE ME THE PLUMS: MY GOURMET MEMOIR , a personal journey, complete with recipes, of a woman coming to terms with being in charge and making a mark, following a passion and holding on to her dreams – even when she ends up in a place she never expected to be. Conversation followed by audience Q & A, book sales and signing Presented in Association with Copperfield’s Bookstore WHAT: An Evening of on-stage foodie conversation in the Hoytt Theater with question & answer opportunities. SEATING: General Admission TIMING: 7:30 ~ Doors @ 7:00. PARKING: FREE on-site parking. FOOD + : Peets Coffee, Numi Teas and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase and allowed in theater. No table service. Location: 200 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael Contact: Heidi Paul hpaul@marinjcc.org URL: http://www.marinjcc.org/cheftalk