Out, About, and Around the County
Kronos Quartet virtual performance
The Green Music Center presents San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20. The Kronos Quartet — David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) — have been playing for over 45 years, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, and commissioning over 1,000 works and arrangements for string quartet. Tickets are $10 and you can gather family and friends around the TV or computer to watch together; no need for multiple tickets. A link to the performance will be emailed to you two days before the event, and the video will be available to watch for 48 hours.
Field Exploration — Intro to Lichens
On Feb. 20, Pepperwood Preserve invites you on a hike with Jesse Miller through the field at Pepperwood, a one-to-three-mile trip, to enlighten you on the biology, ecology, and identification of lichens. Lichens, which are found clinging to oak trees and rocks, play an important role in the ecosystem. Jesse Miller is a botanist and lichenologist who has worked across California for many years. He teaches ecology classes at Stanford and is currently researching the effects of global change on lichen and plant communities. The hike is from 10-12 p.m. and is $35 to register.
Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series Virtual: Doktor Kaboom!
Join the Luther Burbank Center (LBC) as they host the comedic scientist Doctor Kaboom. He’ll demonstrate a series of different physical sciences while showcasing his blend of science, comedy, and a German accent. His performance will entertain children and adults alike with his explosive experiments and humor. The show runtime is one hour and is available for streaming anytime from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21. The LBC are hosting many different events over the next few months, all of which are free to watch, including Doctor Kaboom! Other shows in the near future include a theater performance of “The Snail and the Whale” in March and a light show in April.
Registration: www.lutherburbankcenter.org/event/ doktor-kaboom
Michael Lacopo — Sonoma County Genealogical Society
The Sonoma County Genealogical Society is featuring Dr. Michael D. Lacopo to lecture on his genealogy research. Genealogy is the study and tracing of familial lines of descent or development. Michael Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian and professional genealogist who has been researching this field since 1980. He specializes in German research, Mid-Atlantic American research, and social history. He has lectured all around the world and written for many journals and periodicals. His lecture will discuss his research and describe how he went from veterinarian to genealogist, and how the two fields relate. The meeting is from 12-2:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 and is free to register.
Drawing the Line: Girls in Graphic Novels
The Schulz Museum, along with many female graphic novelists and illustrators, is presenting an online event on Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. about creating stories that empower girls today. The event will discuss how comics and graphic novels are the optimal medium for engaging young readers, modeling representation, and fostering critical thinking. The panelists will also discuss women’s role in comic narratives, share career advice and their own personal struggles, and take questions from the audience. This event is free with registration. Read about each individual panelist and how to register using the link below.
Luther Locals — Michelle Lambert
Michelle Lambert joins the Luther Burbank Center to produce an exclusive recording on the Luther Locals Facebook page. This recording will be released at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26, after which you can watch it whenever you want. Michelle Lambert is a rising Bay Area star whose recent single, “Girl on Fire,” has made its way around the music world. Michelle plays almost any instrument, writes all her own songs, and loves telling the story of her time in Northern California and how she emerged from her struggles to become a UC Berkeley graduate. Her inspirations include Adele and Amy Winehouse, along with Ed Sheeran for his songwriting skills.
Language of the Land: “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors”
Sonoma Land Trust is hosting a webinar on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. for Black History Month with James Edward Mills, author of “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors.” James is a freelance journalist who specializes in outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, charitable acts, and sustainable living. He has worked many jobs in the outdoor industry since 1989, including photographer, writer, and guide. He currently contributes to several outdoor-focused print and online publications, including National Geographic Adventure. “The adventure gap” refers to the racial, cultural, and socioeconomic divides between people who spend their time in nature and those who don’t. This event is free for those who register.
6th Street Playhouse Presents “Crawfish: We, the Invisible”
On Feb. 26-27 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 5 p.m., The 6th Street Playhouse will present “Crawfish: We, the Invisible” over Zoom. The show explores the housing crisis in the Bay Area, with over 70 writers and artists contributing their work to the performance. The