The weekend: what’s happening
On Friday (6/1) from 4 p.m. to dusk the Certified Farmers Market in Occidental opens its new season. There will be music, food, and the bounty from local farmers for all right on Main St. next to Bohemian Highway.
Hey, put your hoe down for a few hours. The First Friday Live musical gathering on June 1 is a Hoe Down at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center with the Country All Stars. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 at the door, $5 for under 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a chance to eat some award winning barbecue from Bar BQ Smokehouse Bistro. The center is at 290 Morris St. in Sebastopol.
Friday (6/1) Diego’s Umbrella, a Gypsy rock group comes to Hopmonk Tavern at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Go to www.hopmonk.com to order tickets online. Hopmonk is at 230 Petaluma Ave.,Sebastopol.
June 2 one of Sonoma County’s favorite bands, Uncle Wiggly, comes to Aubergine to play for its favorite audience. You can start dancing at 9:30 p.m. for $10. It’s at 755 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. Go to aubergineafterdark.com for more information.
Saturday (6/1) and Sunday (6/2) it’s annual Art at the Source self tour time. Just pick up a map at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts at 6780 Depot St. or at any studio with the signs in front and follow the maps to open studios all over the West County from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Spring flowers and fine art – what’s not to like?
Sunday (6/3) at 7 p.m. is the night for the North Bay Poetry Slam. There are three rounds, three minutes per round, and three winners. It all happens at Hopmonk Tavern, tickets $5 at the door. Hopmonk is at 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol.
Sunday (6/3) at 4 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts will launch two books: Jodi Hottel, author of Heart Mountain and Kathleen Winter author of Nostalgia for the Criminal Past will be reading from their works. Free. Center is at 3850 Doris Murphy Court in Occidental.