people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the fi eld of

sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that

It’s no secret that we were

entertainment. Walt Disney

The Night Life T e North Bay & Beyond!

by Geoff Wittmer

Sonoma County, CA. ~ Ev- erything seems to slow down in January, so this month it is about quality not quantity. There are a lot of really good shows

At the Mystic in Petaluma - Foreveland

the electrifying

tribute to Michael Jackson on 1/12 - Paul Thorn with Alice drinks the Kool-Aid on 1/18 -Tim Flannery and the Luna- tic Fringe with John Courage on 1/20 and Reverend Horton Heat with Big Sandy, Voo- doo Glow Skulls and Delta Bombers.

At the Reel Fish Shop in Sonoma - Hall of Fame Coun- try singer - song writer Tommy Thompson western swing B- Day Bash on 1/12 An- gel from Mont- gomery Bonnie Raitt tribute on The Red-

wood Cafe has the Pulsa- tors and more on 1/1 and Misner and Smith on1/1 The Uptown Theater in Napa JJ Grey and Mofro on 1/26 and Rosanne Cash on 1/27 Heading down to Oakland

20 • January 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. VIBES

there is a show you don’t want to miss at the Fox Theater - a benefi t for Wavy Gravy’s Seva Foundation with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mickey

The entertainment is in the presentation. ~ John McTiernan

Hart and Friends, Joan Os- borne, Wavy Gravy and more on1/12.

Also in Oakland at the Oracle Arena is Elton John’s Farwell tour on 1/18 at 8:00pm and he will also be at the Sap Center in San Jose on 1/18 at 4:00 pm and 1/19 at 8:00 pm We will close it out with The Sweet- water in Mill Valley The Green Leaf


tlers feat. Chris Rob- inson, Greg Loiacono,

Weird Facts & Trivia - 5

Intense fear or hatred of wine is called “oenophobia.”

The custom of bumping glasses with a “cheers” greeting came from old Rome.

Bubbles in wine have been observed since ancient Greece and were attributed to the phases of the moon or to evil spirits.

Barry Sless, John Molo and Pete Sears on1/4 and 1/5 - Moonalice on 1/10 -Jimmy Dillion

Farewell Party feat.

Michael Walden, Jon korty, Austin De Lone, Dallas Craft, Tracy Blackman and more on 1/11 and Ramblin’ jack Elliott on 1/13. Happy New Year!

Winemaking is a signifi cant theme in one of the oldest literary works known, the Epic of Gilgamesh. The di- vinity in charge of the wine was the goddess Siduri.

10,000 varieties of wine grapes exist worldwide.

The primary fruit crop in Napa Valley during the 1940’s was Prunes – Not grapes.

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