R U Ready to Regatta?

Sep 19, 2011 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany

The 4th Annual 2011 Great West End and Railroad Square Handcar Regatta & Exposition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders is on September 25th Sunday,  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. As tradition dictates…. it will be blazing hot… so dress with that in mind. Also… we all love our dogs… but leave them home. They can enjoy the cool house- and as you know, they are always happy to see you when you come home!

The BEST source for Regatta information is at: hand-carregatta.com

This year’s theme: Utopian Societies. Whatever shall you wear? Dr. Kitty has the answer:

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Other Regatta Related events:

September 23rd, Friday- Unveiling of Chop’s Handcar– A kick off to the Great Handcar Regatta weekend. Location: Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams Time: 5-7 p.m. Facebook

September 24th, Saturday- Carny Brat Super Show Extravaganza/ Handcar Regatta Pre Party. Our Vinyl Vows, Sideshow Performers, Magician, Palm Reader, a Burlesque act. $10 advance, $12 Day of show 21 years + Location: Last Day Saloon 120 Fifth Street Time: 9 p.m. Door, 9:30 Show


Last Day Saloon

Last Day Saloon

September 25th, Sunday-  STEAMSPLOITATION: Free Music & Art Fair Facebook. Music by The Cigarette Bums, Conspiracy-a-Go-Go and the West End’s own Ananta Fiddle Hooper & more! Location: The Arlene Francis Center 99 Sixth St.  Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm  Facebook

September 25th,  Sunday  Regatta Pasta & Wine After party. Dinner, Wine and music. What’s not to like?  Pasta Red Sauce or Pasta Pesto; Bread ; Meat Ball & A Glass of Wine. $22 per person. Location: D’Argenzio  Winery 1301 Cleveland Ave Time:  5:00pm – 9:00pm Facebook


D'Argenzio Fine Wines

Sept. 25th, Sunday- The Perpetual Regatta Post-Party Extravaganza. After a day of fun at the Handcar Regatta, come partake in a wild variety of musical styles at Santa Rosa’s best art and cultural venue, the always affecting and inspiring Arlene Francis Center! Music by: Gabby La La, The Black Hats and Fanfare Zambleta, The Little Lost Boys and more. $10, Bar with ID. For more info, call (707) 326-5274 Location: The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit Art and Politics 99 Sixth Street Time: 5:30- 11:30 Facebook

September 25th, Sunday–  The Handcar Regatta After-Party Specatular! After an exciting day of festivities in the sun, come down to the Last Day Saloon to enjoy a refreshing beer and some fantastic live music by ! The David Luning Band (folk rock), Three Legged Sister (beautiful harmonies), Old Jawbone (good times Americana) and more.$8 All ages until 10 p.m., then 21 and up. For more info, call (707) 326-5274 Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 6:00pm until after midnight Facebook

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. Our West End Artist emails go out about once a month- sometimes more because we are so blessed. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at  westend @sonic.net