Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 24, 1987 · Page 7
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,1W7- 7 ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS Pianist Hill opens Sunday concerts Sunday Afternoon Concerts' 1987 fall season opens with a benefit concert presented by Rolla Hill at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 in jie Schoeni Theater at the Mendo- 6ino Art Center. : Hill is a newcomer to the area, having retired from a long and distinguished career in the field of medicine. Dr. Hill was chairman of the department of pathology at the medical school of the State University of New York in Syracuse. He and his wife, Mary Anne, now live near Philo. He started piano at the age of 4, and continued his musical studies throughout the years, and is a pianist of concert caliber. He will present a program of music composed by Schubert, Debussy, Liszt, Brahms and Chopin. The recital begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door. Cloverdale hosts Grape Festival On Sept. 25, 26 and 27, the Cloverdale Grape Festival again invites everyone to celebrate the grape harvest of the Redwood Empire in Cloverdale. Grape murals (pictures made from grapes), field grppe displays, and grape culinary items will be featured from the grape harvest, along with winery displays, wine tasting, discounted wine sales and gourmet food : shows. Grape related arts and crafts •will be on display, plus the season 'harvest of fruits and vegetables. •Homemade wines will be judged 'and on display throughout the festival. One-of-a-kind events happening during the festival will include the (Winery Olympiads, where teams of !men and women compete in events 'such as the "Bung Throw," wine Sglass carry, and barrel roll. Bridge jbuilding will be another contest in /hich contestants have the three ays of the festival in which to build bridge out of wood scraps and ;lue. The annual grape stomp will D hysicist, author Capra plans lecture j Fritjof Capra, author of "The Tao I of Physics" and other international best-selling books, will lecture in Mendocino 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25 in Crown Hall. Dr. Capra is an Austrian born and [educated research physicist now in 'residence at U.C.'s Lawrence {Berkeley Laboratory. His first jbook, "The Tao of Physics: An I Exploration of the Parallels Be- Itween Modern Physics and Eastern | Mysticism," portrays the material ! world not as a machine made up of [inert objects, but as a harmonious, [organic whole of interacting and | ever-moving components continu- •ously engaged in a cosmic dance. [' This ground-breaking book \ transformed the seemingly intracl- ;able opposition between science 1 and Zen Buddhism, Hinduism and [Taoism, into seeing these two ; world views as complementary and j harmonious. ; Capra later published "The Turn- >ing Point" and his latest book, co-authored with Charlene Sprel- •nak, "Green Politics." This book i analyzes the West German Green \ Party (which now has elected representatives in the national and all state parliaments), Green move; menis elsewhere around the world, 'and the prospects for a Green 'alternative in the United States. be held on Sunday afternoon, with the Great American Pie Face Off taking place on Saturday. Continuous entertainment throughout the festival will be highlighted by an Oktoberfest Dance on Friday night and a Country Western Dance on Saturday night. Both dances will be "under the stars," close to the all new beer garden, where fairgoers can sit to sample the delicious food with their favorite beverage. The first-ever Sonoma County Llamarama will take place on Saturday, the 26th, with eight Redwood Empire llama breeders having their animals on display and doing demonstrations, including wool spinning. Rounding out the festival will be a large arts and crafts show, classic and antique car show and sale, farmer's market and flower show. The Grape Festival is held at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, located right on Hwy. 101, 30 miles north of Santa Rosa. Admission is $2, with children under 12 free. Admission includes all entertainment and dances. Blues artist plays two county shows The Hopland Brewery in Hopland and the Arena Renaissance Company in Point Arena will present John Hammond in two separate shows on Friday and Saturday,Sept. 25. Hammond, regarded as the most outstanding solo blues artist on the scene today, has been on the road for over 20 years. Playing night clubs, festivals, and concert halls worldwide, Hammond is known for his intense vocals and guitar work — a one man show carrying on a blues tradition rooted deep in America's music history. His career has spanned the recording of some 20 LP's, appearances on anthologies with other blues legends (including Ray Charles and Fats Domino), performance of the sound track for the motion picture, "Little Big Man," and a recent Grammy Award win. Richard Harrington of the Washington Post says, "In his lifelong affair with music, Hammond has absorbed the essence of acoustic rural blues. He captures the bravado, bitter humor, and internalized anguish of the blues with distinct passion." Admission to the Brewery performance on Saturday is $7.50. Tickets to the Point Arena performance on Friday at 8 p.m. are $8 in advance, $9 at 1 the door. Call 882-2973. Reggae band plans Ukiah performance Strictly Roots, a San Francisco Bay area reggae band, will perform Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Ukiah Grange, 740 S. State St. in Ukiah. The band plays Ras Tafari music and has just relumed from a Northwest tour. All ages are welcome, refreshments will be served. Admission is $6 at the door. Durang's satire onstage at Schoeni Opening at the Schoeni Theatre in Mendocino on Sept. 24 is a fresh new play by Broadway's young master satirist, Christopher Durang. It's an autobiographical look at two families over a 30 year period — autobiographical to the extent that the playwright himself served as the narrator in the actual play, playing the part of the son of the two principals in the title. Immediately the" audience is presented with a theatrical conceit — the scene depicting the birth of Bette & Boo's only son, Matt, is introduced by the son, as are all (but one) of the 32 other scenes of this fast-moving, insanely funny comedy, "The Marriage of Bette & Boo." Who is Christopher Durang? Three seasons ago, MPAC presented a screwball comedy, "Beyond Therapy," that proved to be a popular success. Durang was the author. Sue Winn directed with Dan Kozloff in one of the leading roles. Durang is a graduate of the Yale Drama School, a hotbed of progressive theatre expression. At Yale, he palled around with Sigourney Weaver (the star of the two "Aliens" films) and together they have written — and starred in — several take-offs, one on the Brech- tian musical theatre form. Also a prominent Yalie is the cartoonist Garry Trudeau, whose daily strip, "Doonesbury," relentlessly skewers all of the Western world's sacred cows. This form of stage humor cannot be described adequately; it has to be seen to be appreciated. Broadway audiences reacted so favorably to "Bette & Boo" that it won an unheard of 13 Obie Awards in 1985. So Christopher Durang's latest satire is coming to the Schoeni Theatre. Sue Winn is directing, with Dan Kozloff as Boo and Julie Bums as Bette. The earnest young narrator, trying to find the "meaning" to all of the things that happen to the characters in the comedy, is played by Sean Terry. Sandra Hawthorne and Chris Byrne play the bride's parents, and Krisy Hotchkiss and Ruby Bell are her sisters. Bob Boler and Jeri Lu Breneman assay the juicy roles of Boo's father and mother, and Mervin Gilbert plays a priest who runs a "marriage retreat.- The complicated, gliding set is the handiwork of the "ace" of local set designers, Horace Irwin, with Al Beale, Daphe Jaulus, Brian Grady and stage manager Priscilla Comen providing the backstage moving force. 'You don't vacuum gravy!' If you're between 30 and 69 Good News! You're lucky, because you may qualify for savings on your Auto Insurance. Farmers figures show that the best drivers are men and women between 30 and 69, so they deserve a break on insurance costs. Look into it today. Ask me to tell you about Farmers money-saving 30/69 Auto Package. NORMAN SCHAFER THE RAILROAD CENTER • UKIAH 169 MASON* 462-6506 CLOVERDALE GRAPE FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 25,26 & 27 MUSIC-MUSIC-MUSIC 50's-Western Dixieland-Blue Grass Foik-Polka & More COME JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE REDWOOD EMPIRE GRAPE HARVEST 30 Minutes North of Santa Rosa Right On Hiway 101 EVENTS Wine Tasting Gourmet Food Show Winery Displays Homemade Wine Judging Wine Sales Field Grape Displays Grape Murals Grape Culinary Grape Related Arts i, Crafts Flower Show & Gardens Grape Stomp Vegetable Displays Winery Olympiads Kids Games Bridge Building Contest Up sync Contest Oktoberfest Dance Friday Country Western Dance Saturday Grape King Contest Llama-Rama Antique 8, Classic Car Show & Sales Loads of Delicious Foods Admission $2.00 Kkte Under 12 FREEH Jazz guitarist Ritenour at LBC The Luther Burbank Center will present Lee Ritenour and the David Grisman Quartet at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Ritenour is one of the most acclaimed pop/jazz guitarists of our time. His talent has earned him five Grammy nominations an Emmy nomination, and in 1986 a Grammy award for his album with Dave Grusin, "Harlequin." Tickets are $10, $12.50, and$15, and are available at the Luther Burbank Center Box Office. LawnnccBiilkKk An exasperated Bette (Julie Burns) makes a point to her sodden husband, Boo (Dan Kozloff) In the dark comedy, "The Marriage of Bette & Boo." The satire by Christopher Durang opens tonight at the Helen Schoeni Theatre In Mendocino. Cctobcrfcst This Health Tip is one of a series sponsored by Ukiah Adventist Hospital, which Invites you and your family to O ilnlnthe Family ealth Fair celebration at Adventist Hospital, October llth from 10am to 4pm. We would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" to our friends & customers and wish you the best of health! R.A. MEDICAL CO. 463-0160 1165 S. Dora St., Suite A Ukiah, Ca. AT Sunday. Sept. 27 FUN & GAMES FROM 2-4 BEER DRINKING CONTEST THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AUTHENTIC GERMAN BUFFET4-9PM • Sauerbratin • Apple Strudel • Sausages • Potato Pancakes • German Potato • Sauerkraut •Salad AND MORE!! NEW WINTER HOURS: DINNER SERVED NITELY 5-10PM SUNDAY BRUNCH 9AM-2PM LOUISE AT THE PIANO BAR EVERY SATURDAY NIGHTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SYMPHONY SERIES Symphony Concert 1 Sunday, Nov. 8, 1987 Ukiah High Auditorium. 4PM Carolyn Hawley, Conductor El Salon Mexico Aaron Copland Concerto for Two Horns Fran* Joseph Haydn Soloi«>" * 3ar»»h & Richard Goodrich r j( an Exhibition.... Mousaorgsty "Meuiah" Slng-a-Long Sunday, DM. 13, 1987 United Methodist Church 270 N. Pine, Ukiah. 4PM Messiah G.F. Handel Symphony Concert II Carolyn Hawley, Conductor Sunday. Feb. 28, 1988 Ukiah High Auditorium, 4PM Pietrovshka exerpts Stravinsky Symphony's Beethoven Violin Concerto £rahams Soloi»t:NorbertBan»e Symphony Concert III TWO PERFORMANCES: World Premier Of "Ruuian River M«M" Symphony it Chorus Saturday. May 7, 1888 WiWta-Location to be Announced, 4PM Lei Pfutzenreuter, Conductor Sunday, May 8,1988 Ukiah High Auditorium, 4PM Carolyn Hawley, Conductor CHAMBER SERIES Chamber Concert I Sunday, Oct. 11,1987 Mendocino College Little Theater, 4PM String Trios A Quartets by Haydn, Beethoven A Brahams Chamber Concert II Sunday, Jan. 10,1988 ,Mendodno College Little Theater, 4PM Chamber Concert of 19th and XKh Century Composers Chamber Concert III Sunday, April 10,1988 Mendocino College Little Theater, 4PM Chamber Music for Woodwinds and Brass Ensembles Pops in the Park Sunday, May 29,1988 City Par*, 4PM An Afternoon tea music played by the favorite SEASON TICKETS 1987-1988 For further information about the 1987-1988 concert seawn, please call or write: The Ukiah Symphony Association, P.O. Box MS, Ukiah, CA. 9MB; Telephone (707)462-1098 or 463-0356. To Make Donation! call (707H«-»77.

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