Posts Tagged "David Farish"

Moustaches, Movies and Trailer Trash

Sep 5, 2012 in Bocce, Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Public Meetings

Moustaches, Movies and Trailer Trash

The Summer season is winding down with a big weekend of great events. This Friday is the last West End Summer Movie, last Railroad Square Summerfest… but then again it is also opening night for The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Saturday’s Staches and Spokes in not to be missed…. especially if you have a moustache to enter into the contest! Best advice for the weekend? Pace yourself… and remember to wear layers for possible chilly weather! West End Summer Bocce- only 3 more Fridays to go! It’s starting to get dark early… so don’t dally. Bring food to share and dress for CHILL. Location: DeMeo Park Time: 6 p.m. September 7th West End Summer Movie Nights– Last one! Watch a movie under the stars. – Mary Poppins  Movies start at Dark. Bring something to sit on, warm clothes and friends. Free popcorn! Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: Dark approximately 8:30- 9 p.m. September 7th, Friday- Railroad Square’s SummerFest on First Fridays. Last one! Music: Ricky Allen Ray, Don Giavonnis. A free street party in Railroad Square,  tastings from boutique wineries and artisan beer producers, live music, arts, crafts, shopping and dining. http://railroadsquare.net Location: Railroad Square- 4th Street between Davis & Wilson  Time: 6 to 9 p.m. September 7th to 30th– The Great American Trailer Park Musical. There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres-and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband-the storms begin to brew. Great cast including West Ender Craig A. Miller and West End Favorite Shannon Rider. Location: 6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theater Time: see website for show times and tickets September 7th, Friday- First Friday Night Sky Program.  First Friday Night Sky programs are offered on the first Fridayof the month. Show content will varies with emphasis on the sky that night. Although admission is free, donations to support SRJC’s Planetarium are gratefully appreciated. Seating is first-come, first-served basis; arrive early enough to pick up your free parking permit, return it to your vehicle, and arrive back in the planetarium by the scheduled show start time. Location: SRJC Planetarium, Lark Hall Room 2001, Santa Rosa Campus Times: 7:00 and 8:30pm  More info at: http://www.santarosa.edu/planetarium/publicshows.html September 8th, Saturday- ‘Staches & Spokes 2012. Klaus Rappensperger, Jessica Strange and Sara Gray, in conjunction with Whiskeydrunk Cycles, present the 2nd annual mustache bash and bicycle themed art show – ‘Staches and Spokes! All proceeds will benefit Artstart of Santa Rosa. Art by: Arn Anderson, Todd Barricklow, Joey Castor, David Farish, Mica Jennings, Klaus Rappensperger, Jann Samuels, Jacquie Smith, Wil Smith, Joshua Thwaites and more! Facebook  Location: Garage #9 97 D Street (Garage 9 is behind the Aleworks) , Downtown Santa Rosa Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. September 9th, West End Small Dog Hour– A slower, downsized environment for the smaller dog to romp without concern. The West End Small Dog Hour is held the second Sunday of every month right before the W. E. Poodle Party. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park  Time: 10 a.m. September 9th, West End Poodle Party. Calling all social Poodles!… it’s time to party. The West End Poodle Party is held the second Sunday of every month. All Poodles, Poodle fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited to attend. Rain will cancel the event. Organized by West Ender Lea Barron-Thomas. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Time: 11 a.m. Facebook September 10th, Monday 6th Street Undercrossing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony....

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Artists in the West End

May 29, 2012 in Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News, West End Artists & Performers

Artists in the West End

The West End is a very unique neighborhood and so it is not surprising that our residents are an interesting mix of individuals. We are fortunate to have many creative folks- artists, performers, tinkerers and the like. In fact, a West Ender is not all that surprised to see a handmade human powered vehicle or even a marching band on our streets. Pretty cool, eh? We will now boast about a few: June- 2nd & 3rd; 9 & 10th- West End Artist, Bob Ankers is featured in the 18th annual Art at the Source Tour. Bob works in a wide variety of materials and makes mobiles, sculptures and paintings and will hold his W. 7th Street studio/home open for the  Art at the Source tour weekends.   Tour held two weekends . Art at the Source Catalog (Bob is # 95 on Page 21). June 2nd, Saturday & June 3rd, Sunday- Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County: Wine Country Quilt Show.  The Moonlight Quilters of So. Co. holds an Annual Quilt Show on the first full weekend in June. West End’s own Gina Stateler-Calhoun is a featured Quilt Artist. This wonderful exhibit of creativity is open to the public. There a huge number of quilts to view, numerous quilting-related vendors selling their wares and a Boutique where you can buy items from guild members. $10 for both days Location: Santa Rosa Veterans Building 1351 Maple Avenue Time: Sat, June 2nd  10-5;  Sun June 3rd 10-4 Awesome Spruce Deuce- 2012 Kinetic Grand Championship results. West Ender Skye Barnett and David Farish created a marvelous contraption that could successfully navigate over land, sand and even water. (Yes! It floated.) In addition to the admiration and praise from their fans, they received two awards: You Klever Rascal (best non-ACE engineering) award & the Golden Dinosaur. Congratulations dynamic duo! More photos, video and info at The N. C. Journal, Humboldt County Church Marching Band– Yes, there is a marching band headquartered right in the West End! Bocce attendees were entertained last Friday by the Church Marching Band. The band members were on their way to Seattle’s HONK! Fest West- a free, three-day, community-supported music festival devoted to marching bands, drum corps, samba lines, and anything acoustic and mobile that makes a ruckus. See what you miss when you don’t make it to Bocce? 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. (We want to brag too.) Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at  westend @sonic.net  Please give at least a week’s notice for events. The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click...

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Spruce Deuce, Figure 8 & May Bike Events

May 7, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News, West End Artists & Performers

Spruce Deuce, Figure 8 & May Bike Events

May is National Bike Month. Santa Rosa celebrates in grand style by hosting the 2012 Amgen Tour of CA Overall Start and Stage 1 finish in downtown. There will be lots of events leading up to the race too. A sample of events are posted below- complete event list can be found at http://www.santarosa2012.com  Don’t think that West Enders just celebrate the bike one month out of the year! We happen to have an impressive selection of bike-minded creative geniuses that reside in the West End. This is what they are up to this month: West Ender Skye Barnett and David Farish (Not a West Ender… but definitely admired in the West End) have created the “Spruce Deuce” a marvelous contraption that will certainly be a star in the 44th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race on May 26- 28th. What is this race about? Wild and crazy people-powered sculptures will traverse land, sand, and water to travel from the Arcata Plaza (10 a.m. viewing, noon start Saturday) to the finish line in the Victorian Village of Ferndale (finishing any time after noon Monday). It’s all for the glory! Good luck Guys!   West Ender Klaus Rappensperger and the Fun Bike Unicorn Club (other members include Joshua Thwaites, Arn Anderson, Todd Barricklow & Joey Castor) are bringing their Death Defying Figure 8 Pedal Car Races to the 7th Annual Bay Area Maker Faire . In the spirit of healthy, and perhaps reckless, competition, the Unicorns will be shredding around the track racing not only each other, but anyone else who has brought a car to race. The rules are simple, don’t spend too much money, build it yourself, and brakes are mandatory! SCARY but exciting! Check out this video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1N-cEsRPUA AMGEN related events: Amgen May 13- 20th  2012 Amgen Tour of CA Santa Rosa hosts the opening stage of this 8 day event. The race will start and finish in downtown Santa Rosa on May 13th. The 2012 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race with a challenging course covers 750 miles and 13 California cities.  Entire race is May 13-20th. http://www.santarosa2012.com Volunteer: 400 to 500 volunteers needed on race day- course marshaling and other duties. More info http://www.santarosa2012.com/get-involved May 10th, Thursday – Bike to Work Day 2012. Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition invites you to get out and ride your bike on May 10th (and all month long). Energizer Stations set up between 6-9 a.m.throughout So. Co. to serve anyone on a bike coffee, snacks, good cheer, and our collectible canvas giveaway bags. May 10th, Thursday- Amgen Tour of California Kick off Concert Sponsored by the KRUSH, a FREE concert in downtown Santa Rosa!  Carrie Rodriguez head line with openers the Whiskey Thieves. Location: Courthouse Square Time: 6 p.m. More info KRUSH May 10th, Thursday Meet & Greet Reception with Team Radioshack/Nissan/Trek zmrry some of the members of Team Radioshack/Nissan/Trek. $20 Proceeds benefit Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. Location: Trek Store Santa Rosa 512 Mendocino Ave  Time: 5- 7p.m. TICKETS May 11th, Friday- Tour of Wine Santa Rosa 2012 D’Argenzio Winery celebrates the return of the Amgen Tour through Santa Rosa with the Tour of Wine 2012 pre-race party. The Tour of Wine 2012 is scheduled two days before the race kicks off in downtown Santa Rosa. The winery will offer complementary tasting of its Levi’s GranFondo Pinot Noir, along with live music with “Hand Me Down”, food, tours and Bocce ball on the Terrazzo. Family-friendly. $20.00 includes 6 wine tastes and 2 slices of pizza  Location: D’Argenzio Winery 1301 Cleveland Ave Time: 3pm-9pm Tickets May 12th, Saturday-...

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Bike Events!

Aug 5, 2011 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany

Bike Events!

Bicycle bicycle bicycle!  I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle! I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like. …Bicycle races are coming your way- So forget all your duties oh yeah! On your marks get set go!  Well…. here’s your chance to celebrate the bicycle! August 6th, Saturday- ‘Staches & Spokes– a Bicycle-themed art show! Mustache competition, live music, eats & drinks. Art by: Whiskeydrunk Cycles & the Whiskeydrome, David Farish, Wil Smith, Jacqueline Smith, Todd Barricklow, Arn Anderson, Mica Jennings and more! Location: Top Deck of the S. R. 4th Street Parking Garage Time: 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. August 7th, Sunday-  4th Annual Alley Cat Race & Food Drive Bike Participants meet at THE TOAD for registration and route map at 1pm. Race will take approxiately 1 hour. Family participation encouraged!!! AFTER RACE PARTY: music, raffles and food drive fun at the TOAD until evening. WIN A BIKE, ART and other awesome things. This is a Kelly Cowan event and it supports the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Location: Toad in the Hole 116 Fifth Street Time: 1 p.m. Facebook August  20th, Saturday- The No. CA Bicycle Expo. Your destination for all things bike. Features a Ride About Town, lots of bikes, accessories, clothes & bike inspired arts and crafts. Food, drink and music. Location: Santa Rosa City Hall Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click...

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Early August -Music, ‘Staches & Alley Cats

Aug 4, 2011 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Public Meetings

Early August -Music, ‘Staches & Alley Cats

Can it be August already? Goodness Gracious! You can always “Wine Down” on Thursday at D’Argenzio Winery or Bocce on Friday at DeMeo Park! A few other ideas: August 5th, Friday-  95.9 The KRUSH & EarleFest welcomes Carolyn Wonderland + Shelley King. The first 50 tickets sold at this show will receive and EarleFest discount! (Americana blues) Location: Last Day Saloon 120 Fifth St. Time: 8 P.m. door, 8:30 P.m. August 5th- September 4th  Friday- Kiss Me, Kate.This raucous and riotously funny play-within-a-play explodes as our leading lady, Lilli Vanessi, is forced to play opposite her ex-husband/director/leading man, Fred Graham. Already on poor terms, the pair engage in an all-out emotional war mid-performance that threatens the production’s success. Combine Shakespeare’s timeless battle-of-the-sexes play, Taming of the Shrew, with the incomparable music and lyrics of the great Cole Porter and throw in a few gangsters what you get is a lush and sophisticated musical comedy valentine to a life in the theatre! Directed by Craig A. Miller Location: 6th Street Playhouse Time: Check website for showtimes and tickets August 5 –  Summer Nights at Railroad Square.  A Summer Street Party featuring wine tasting, live music, outdoor dining, crafters and art. The event is free, with wine tasting available for $20 with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations.  Location: Historic Railroad Square- 4th Street from Wilson to Davis Street. Time: 6- 9 p.m. For more info: http://snrrs.com August 6th, Saturday- First Saturday Clean up Help take care of restored Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown. Clean up and then pizza for lunch afterward. Please bring utensils so we may keep our trash impact low. Contribution to lunch, desserts, fruit and appetizers are always welcome. Stan Gow coordinates the clean up. Location: Meet at Olive Park Time: 10 a.m. First Saturday Clean Up August 6th, Saturday- ‘Staches & Spokes– a Bicycle-themed art show! Mustache competition, live music, eats & drinks. Art by: Whiskeydrunk Cycles & the Whiskeydrome, David Farish, Wil Smith, Jacqueline Smith, Todd Barricklow, Arn Anderson, Mica Jennings and more! Location: Top Deck of the S. R. 4th Street Parking Garage Time: 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. Aug 6th– Sat- History Walking Tours at the Rural Cemetery. Learn about the amazing lives of S. R.’s pioneers.  70 minute docent led walk through pioneer cemetery. Free admission. Donations appreciated. Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery Located at Franklin & Monroe Streets Meet at the Franklin Gate. Time: Tours leave every 20 minutes between 10a.m. to 11 a.m.  Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery August 7th, Sunday- 4th Annual Alley Cat Race & Food Drive Bike Participants meet at THE TOAD for registration and route map at 1pm. Race will take approxiately 1 hour. Family participation encouraged!!! AFTER RACE PARTY: music, raffles and food drive fun at the TOAD until evening. WIN A BIKE, ART and other awesome things. This is a Kelly Cowan event and it supports the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Location: Toad in the Hole 116 Fifth Street Time: 1 p.m. August 10th, Wednesday-FREE monthly workshop from the Clean Energy Advocates! Solar Hot Water Workshop! The City of Santa Rosa Clean Energy Advocates are hosting a workshop about Solar Hot Water systems for your home on Wed. August 10th 6p-7p. Come learn from experts as they discuss how the systems work, benefits to your home, rebates available and more. RSVP here, show up or call the CEA’s with any questions 707-543-3886.  Location: 35 Stony Point Road, UFO Building, Room M Time: 6-7 p.m. For more info. visit: www.srcity.org/CEA Membership Dues for the West End Neighborhood Association help pay for the costs of...

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