Calendar of Events

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May 16 at 7:30 pm: Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents “Oster, Daley & Adrianna Trio” The Oster, Daley & Adrianna Trio will be featured in Mendocino Stories & Music Series on Friday, May 16. Influenced by traditional bluegrass and the more contemporary styles, the trio is a blend of close harmonies and fancy pickin' with a uniquely Northern California/Mendocino County sound. Music starts at 7:30PM at the Mendocino Hotel. The musical flow of these talented multi-instrumentalists covers a wide-ranging repertoire of tastefully realized traditional tunes, creative contemporary covers, and inspired original songwriting. Equally sharing lead vocal duties, the father/ daughter harmony of Kenny and Adrianna reflects the classic traditional family harmonies of the past. The addition of Bob's voice to this family sound offers a sweetly satisfying blend. The Oster, Daley and Adrianna Trio captures the blue-collar sound of the vineyard and winery lifestyle unique to Northern California. Their new CD "Standing In The Trees" is the long-term realization of this Mendocino musical culture, and the finest of Mendocino County acoustic music. All ages are welcome! Doors open at 6:30 PM for bistro menu and libations. Reserved table seating $15, $10 general admission. Call Pattie at 937-1732 or check online at www.mendocinostories.com for further information.

May 17 at 7:30 pm: Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents “Funkacillin” First time in Mendocino Stories and Music Series, Funkacillin will head to the stage at Hill House on Saturday, May 17. James Brown once said, "The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing". Well, Funkacillin aims to put your troubles on the back burner with a mix of originals and "old school" funk, rock and soul tunes by heavy hitters including The Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Cold Blood. Funkacillin features Lex Krauss (guitar) of Mendozone and formerly Rootstock; Cherie Sheraque (vocals) formerly of Groove Approved and currently of Samba Jamba; Jim Dooley (trumpet and keyboard) of all of the above along with Pura Vida and Los Piratas; Blair Rowland (drums) formerly of Tubesteak Jones and currently with Dumbstruck Genius; Nick Ford (bass) formerly of GDX, and a special guest (percussion). Doors open at 6PM for bistro menu and full bar. Advanced tickets - Reserved table seating - $15; $10 general admission at the door. For tickets and more info call Pattie at 707-937-1732. www.mendocinostories.com

May 29-30: Mendocino Film Festival Eighth year of this festival.

June 1: Mendocino Film Festival Eighth year of this festival.

June 6 and 7 at 7:30 pm: Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents “Hit and Run Theater” Mendocino Stories and Music Series welcomes back Hit and Run Theater & Friends for two nights of improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House of Mendocino on Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7. The players are Jill Jahelka, Ken Krauss, Doug Nunn, Kathy O'Grady, Christine Samas, Dan Sullivan, and Steve Weingarten. Joshua Brody, "just maybe the greatest improv comedy keyboard accompanist", will join the gang for this weekend. The shows will start at 7:30PM. Special feature for this weekend's engagement is a Song Improvisation Workshop "for beginners ... and the terrified!" led by Joshua Brody, music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv. The workshop will be held Saturday afternoon at the Hill House from 1 – 4PM. Says Joshua, $30 for a 3-hour workshop. This weekend is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors. All comedy weekend shows, doors open at 6:00 PM for dinner menu and drinks. Premier reserved seating at $20, $15 at the door. For more information about the shows and the workshop call Pattie at 707-937-1732 check online at www.mendocinostories.com for further information.

June 7 from 1-4 pm: Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents “Song Improvisation Workshop” Song Improvisation workshop on June 7 at Hill House. Mendocino Stories and Music Series will present a workshop on June 7, led by Joshua Brody - "SONG IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS ... AND THE TERRIFIED!" Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. The workshop will be held at the Hill House of Mendocino, from 1-4PM. Want to sing? Think you can't? Or do you just want to learn another way to make music? Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song. The spring workshop was a great hit, with rave reviews. Advance reservation required to guarantee a spot. Cost of the 3-hour workshop is $30. For more information about the shows and the workshop call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or check online at www.mendocinostories.com for further information.

June 13 at 7:30 pm: Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents “The Sourdough Loafers” Mendocino Stories and Music Series will feature The Sourdough Loafers on Friday June 13. With a mixture of Americana - Blues, Jug Band, Country, Jazz, Swing, and good old Cowboy music – the band will play in the Garden Room of the Mendocino Hotel. The band's name came up when all members realized they each had sourdough starter in their refrigerators and all baked homemade sourdough bread. Music starts at 7:30PM. Band members are Frannie Leopold-vocalist and guitarist and music addict - Peter Temple on bass - Chip Yerbic, guitar, mandolin, vocals - Lee Rider with experience in bluegrass, country, folk, rock and blues. Lee plays dobro, pedal steel, lap steel as well as acoustic and electric guitars. Special guest vocalist Judy Stavely. All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:30PM for bistro menu and full bar. Advanced tickets - Reserved table seating - $20, $15 general admission. For more info call Pattie at 707-937-1732. www.mendocinostories.com for further information.

June 14 at 7:30 pm: Mendocino Stories and Music Series presents “Soul Survivors” Welcome back the dance music of the Soul Survivors when they are featured in Mendocino Stories and Music Series on Saturday June 14 at the Hill House of Mendocino. They bring on the Motown sound with a mix of R&B, Soul, and flavors of Stax and Altantic Records. This event is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity. Music starts at 7:30PM. Keyboards and vocals from Billy Schieve, Jamie Gilliam on guitar and vocals, along with vocalist Sharon Garner form the core of the band. Add the rhythm section of Johnny Bush on bass, Steve Davidson on congas and Richie Rosenbaum on drums and you have a solid sound of emotion. Come out for a fun and energetic walk down Motown Lane. All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6PM for dinner menu and full bar. Advanced tickets - Reserved table seating - $20, $15 general admission. For tickets and more info call Pattie at 707-937-1732. www.mendocinostories.com for further information.

July 4th: Mendocino Fourth of July Pararde The parade route goes right down Main Street in front of the Mendocino Hotel. The pararde draws 5000 people every year!

July 12-26: Mendocino Music Festival On the Mendocino Headlands, across from the Mendocino Hotel. The Music Festival began in 1986, and it features a wide variety of music over 2 weeks, including classical, opera, Big Band, and more. Find out more on their Web site.

August: Art in the Gardens Fundraiser for the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.