Talent, creativity and ingenuity- West Enders have it in spades. We are also a short walk away to excellent venues for music, theater and art. Highlights for April:
April 2nd. Gabby La La at Aubergine’s After Dark ~ EAT THE ART ~ A Cornucopia of Live Music, Live Comedy, Paintings, Puppets & Mixed Media. Paintings, puppets, & mixed media art displays by local artists Featuring live musical performances by… GABBY LA LA , THE CRUX and more. Film premiere of Eat The Fish Presents “Go Get Your Gun”, Special screening of the new Gabby La La music video. Gabby La La band members are Gabby La La, Zachary Morris, Ananta De Tally (West End Artist and performer! ) and Josh Fossgreen. $10 cover 18+ Location: Aubergine After Dark 755 Petaluma Avenue Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
April 6th, Wednesday – 95.9 The KRUSH & A North Bay Hootenanny production… present The Pick-Me-Up Music Revue with Thee Hobo Gobbelins, Amber Lee (West End Artist), Little Lost Boys & Jughead (folk) cost is $5 • ALL AGES Location: The Last Day Saloon Time: 7:00 PM door • 7:30 PM show
April 17th ShopParty is a collective of artists, crafters and creative minds. Art and merchandise for sale from local artists such West End’s William Smith and Mica Jennings. Also great music and food! $2 Entry Location: The Arlene Francis Center 99 6th Street Time: 12- 6 p.m. Facebook
Saturday, April 23 · 7:00pm – 11:30pm Lost, Stolen and Strayed. A great night of music and art- an album release show for Brian Fitzpatrick’s new album, “Lost, Stolen, & Strayed” with Emily Jane White plus Art by William Smith (West End Artist) and Jon Lohne. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. All ages. Tickets are limited to 150 and this show will sell out, so get your tickets now available through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/168104 and through the Last Record Store in Santa Rosa. Location: The Feed Barn 55 Middle Rincon Time: Doors @ 7, Show @ 8
Tim Sarter: I’ve opened a new play- Stand By Your Man the story of Tammy Wynette with Heritage Music Theater. It’s running from last weekend through April 17th at the Cinnabar in Petaluma. It has the same basic band as Lost Highway – Me, Jim Peterson, Dave Zirbel and Chris Rovetti. What’s more both Chiara and Fiona (daughters) are in it with me! The entire run sold out in one day, but there a still some tix available for the extended, closing weekend of April 15th. Read Show Review Also from HMT- We are also remounting Woody Guthrie’s American Songs for two nights (after a sold out run at Cinnabar) at what used to be the Rep theater (now HMTs new home) in Sebastapol on April 30th and May 1st. For more info go to: Heritage Music Theater
Gene Wright: Gene is currently in rehearsals for the SRJC’s Production of ” Jesus Christ Superstar- The last 7 days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth”. The extraordinary rock opera that forever changed the world of musical theatre and includes chart-topping hits like “Superstar” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” Shows at the SRJC’s Burbank Auditorium April 29, 30, May 4, 5, 6, 7 at 8:00 PM April 30, May 1, 7, 8 at 2:00 PM. For tickets of info- call the Box Office at 527-4343 or SRJC Theater Arts
Choklit Chanteuse/Baby Seal Club– There’s alot going on with the Baby Seal club. They are working on their much anticipated, debut album and they’ve also got several video projects in production. For the full scoop on the Baby Seal Club check out Facebook or Baby Seal Club
Skye Barnett/The Feed Barn– Press Democrat story about David Farish, Joey Castor and Skye Barnett and their new studio they call The Feed Barn.
Artistic Kid? It’s time to let the Children Perform for us. ALL ACTS WELCOME!! Ages 0-12. Please register by contacting Jacquie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sunday, May 22 Location: TBD (local park- most likely) Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
6th Street Playhouse–
April 15th– May 15th– Cabaret
April 15, 16, 22, 23rd– Theatresports Invitational Improv
April 29th, 30th, May 6, 7, 13,14,15 One-Act Plays by Great American Writers 6th Street Playhouse presents a collection of one act plays in the Studio, including Your Mother’s Butt by Allan Ball; Ties That Bind Featuring the Astounding Krispinsky by Eric Coble; Sure Thing and Variations on the Death of Trosky by David Ives; and The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Directed by Robin Miller. Fri & Sat at 8:00; Sun at 2:00 General $25 Senior (62+) $20 Youth (13-21) $20
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Artist and Performers : Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at westend @sonic.net