Music, Qigong and Women in the Arts

Mar 20, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News, West End Artists & Performers

First Day of Spring! March still offers lots of opportunities to celebrate Women’s History Month, listen to music and even practice Qigong. Photos of the W. E. Spring Meeting have been put into our gallery- check them out. (See link below).  

March 21st- April 18th- New Qigong Class– Flying Crane Qigong- utilize movement, breath and visualization to train one’s energy or Qi. This 4 week class is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Additional classes available in  May (5/2 to 5/23) and June (6/6- 6/27).  DeTurk Class Cost is $46. To register call 543-3737 or

Mar 23rd – Apr 7th Tennessee Menagerie: A Evening with the Women of Tennessee Williams.  In this new visit with the female characters of one of America’s greatest playwrights we see glimpses into William’s own life as a son to a single mother and brother to a mentally disabled sister. The female characters in his early one act plays went on to mature into the most powerful matriarchs, sexually repressed ingenues, and tragic female victims of the American stage. Location: 6th Street Playhouse  Studio Theater 52 W. 6th Street Time: See website for showtimes and tickets

6th St. Playhouse

March 28th, Wednesday – Baby Loves Disco    What is Baby Loves Disco? Post nap­time, pre-dinner fun? The hippest night clubs are transformed into child proof dis­cos for tod­dlers, pre-schoolers and par­ents look­ing for a break from their rou­tine . Baby loves disco is an after­noon dance party and com­mu­nity event fea­tur­ing real music from the 70s, & 80s guar­an­teed to get those lit­tle booties mov­ing and grooving. It brings kids together with kids and par­ents together with par­ents. Cost is $15 for adults / $10 for kids (dinner included) • ALL AGES. Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm show

 Immediately followingPick-Me-Up Music Review with a special night hosted by The Henny Pens (folk • roots • Americana)  Presented by 95.9 he KRUSH & North Bay Hootenanny production NO COVER • ALL AGES Location: Last Day Saloon Time:  8:00 PM – 11:00 PM show

March 30th, Friday – The Ray Charles Project Featuring vocalists Tony Lindsay, Kenny Washington, Glenn Walters (with members of Santana, Etta James, Tower Of Power)  (Ray Charles covers • swing)  cost is $15 advance / $18 day of show • 21+  Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 8:00 PM door • 8:30 PM show

March 31st, Saturday- “Taste: A Wine Country Pygmalion” Bronwen Shears directs this staged reading of “Taste: A Wine Country Pygmalion,” a new play by Jody Gehrman (author of “The Ticking Clock Project”). Free admission. Location: 6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theatre  Time: 2 p.m.

March 31st, Saturday -James Garner and the Cash Tribute Show  (Johnny Cash covers)  show cost is $18 advance / $22 day of show • 21+  Location:  Last Day Saloon Time: 9:00 PM door • 9:30 PM

Last Day Saloon

Last Day Saloon

March 31st, Saturday- 3rd Annual Youth Empowerment and Leadership Conference. Conference covers: Developing Self -Awareness, Cultivating Self-Esteem & Embracing Self-Expression. Registration DEADLINE March 23rd. Cost $5 Lunch available for purchase. More info at Contact Dana Jones 837-7771 X2505 or  Location: Chops Teen Club 509 Adams St. Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 1st, Sunday “Showcase: Women in the ArtsThis special performance event honors 10 female artists, singers, poets, actresses and dancers who have contributed to the rich, cultural life of Sonoma County. $10 per person. Location: 6th Street Playhouse, Studio Theatre Time: 7 p.m.

Neighbor News:

West Ender Sari Segale wins WGLI Poetry contest.  Speaking of women in the arts, the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative held a poetry contest, “Celebrating Her-Story,” in honor of this year’s Women’s History Month. Writers from all across the Sonoma County were asked to craft poems, which personally or universally reflect what it means to be a woman.  Sari’s poem, “Tearing the Veils” was recognized as the best crafted—that of a very talented poet. She read her work at a poetry reading March 15th on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus. CONGRATULATIONS! “Tearing the Veil” by Sari Sagale ROMPIENDO LOS VELOS and traduccion

Artists and Performers in the West End– Our neighborhood is home to many creative people. For an example, a singer-songwriter (Ken Risling) was spotted on a recent day at DeMeo Park. Ken says he was driving by the park and was inspired to stop and work on a song he is composing.

Ken Risling a song in the park

New photos in the gallery! Photos by Ben Rosales. See W. E. Meetings/Public Meetings

A well attended Spring meeting!

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

Risling Electric is a West End Sponsor


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