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Sonoma Film Institute: One Sings, The Other Doesn't
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Sonoma Film Institute: One Sings, The Other Doesn't

Six years after Agnes Varda added her name to the Manifesto of the 343 — a declaration by 343 women publicly proclaiming that they had had an abortion, despite the procedure still being illegal in France — she made this remarkable combination of social commentary and musical about a woman's right to choose.

(1977, 121 min., in French w/English subtitles)  Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.



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ASP: Drive-In Movie Night- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

ASP: Drive-In Movie Night- Ferris Bueller's Day Off

ASP is bringing a Drive- In movie to campus! Come de-stress from midterms and watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off! Free concessions will be available! Must have SSU student ID for entry. Parking Lot opens at 7:00 p.m. & movie starts at 8:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact asp.seawolfpride@sonoma.edu

*Unfortunately, blankets & chairs are not permitted to this event.

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Take Me To The River LIVE! Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Take Me To The River LIVE! Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans

Following the successful 2017 tour celebrating the music of Memphis, Take Me To The River – New Orleans LIVE!  gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul, and jazz together on the same stage for a night of unforgettable music.

Free tickets to the show and dessert after for 20 students (limit two tickets). Email mo.phillips@sonoma.edu to get a chance to go.

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Scene It Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join us for a spook-tacular movie night!

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.

Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

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Feminist Lecture Series: “War is the Internet” with Hillery Shay
Oct
28
12:05 PM12:05

Feminist Lecture Series: “War is the Internet” with Hillery Shay

This lecture offers students a primer on media, information technology, and the future (is now) of warfare, opening a discussion of technology, media and war for the non-technically inclined.

The Feminist Lecture Series is part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s Gender Studies Program Series and is made possible by funding from the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program.

For more information, contact lober@sonoma.edu

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Sonoma Film Institute: The River
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: The River

Jean Renoir’s first film in color was shot in India and is based on a Rumer Godden novel about a young girl’s growing up in a foreign land.

Eleanor Nichols will introduce The River on Friday night.

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Sonoma Film Institute: The River
Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

Sonoma Film Institute: The River

Jean Renoir’s first film in color was shot in India and is based on a Rumer Godden novel about a young girl’s growing up in a foreign land.

Eleanor Nichols will introduce The River on Friday night.

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Social Justice Film Series Presents: Skin In The Game
Nov
4
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Film Series Presents: Skin In The Game

Skin in the Game is a film about the underground human trafficking industry. 15-year-old Dani (Sammi Hanratty) is abducted and forced into human trafficking. After failure to file a missing persons report until the 24 hour time frame, Dani’s mother (Sharon) contacts her ex-friend Lena (Erica Ash) for help. Lena is a recovering prostitute who has created a safe haven for the young women she encounters that have been abused. She knows the ropes and tricks of the industry since she’s experienced it first hand. For Dani’s sake, Lena agrees to help out. The film takes viewers into the dangerous and fast-paced journey into the life of the streets as we join Lena and Sharon in their mission to find Dani before she is “turned out”, and gets lost in the trafficking industry.

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An Evening With The Branford Marsalis Quartet
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening With The Branford Marsalis Quartet

From his initial recognition as a young jazz lion, Branford Marsalis has expanded his vision, crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity.

His quartet’s latest release, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, features a range of moods from the tender to the explosive that has defined the group since its inception. With a focus on melodic strength and extrasensory interaction, the album confirms that the Branford Marsalis Quartet remains a paragon of uncompromising jazz excellence.

Want free student tickets? Email Mo at mo.phillips@sonoma.edu.

Free ticket includes entrance to the show as well as a free desert after the show at Prelude Restaurant & Bar.

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Sonoma Film Institute: Gumshoe (Albert Finney 1926-2019)
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: Gumshoe (Albert Finney 1926-2019)

In 1971, the late, great Albert Finney played Eddie Ginley, a bingo caller in Liverpool who dreams of being a private detective. Eddie gives himself a birthday treat by placing a newspaper ad for a private detective: “SAM SPADE. Ginley’s the name, Gumshoe’s the game, Private Investigations. No Divorce Work.” From there a dark mystery unfolds as Eddie receives a gun in an envelope. Gumshoe, a criminally overlooked movie, marked Stephen Frears’ debut as a director. The stellar supporting cast includes Billie Whitelaw and Frank Finlay. (1971, 86 min.) Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Sonoma Film Institute: Gumshoe (Albert Finney 1926-2019)
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Sonoma Film Institute: Gumshoe (Albert Finney 1926-2019)

In 1971, the late, great Albert Finney played Eddie Ginley, a bingo caller in Liverpool who dreams of being a private detective. Eddie gives himself a birthday treat by placing a newspaper ad for a private detective: “SAM SPADE. Ginley’s the name, Gumshoe’s the game, Private Investigations. No Divorce Work.” From there a dark mystery unfolds as Eddie receives a gun in an envelope. Gumshoe, a criminally overlooked movie, marked Stephen Frears’ debut as a director. The stellar supporting cast includes Billie Whitelaw and Frank Finlay. (1971, 86 min.) Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Sonoma Film Institute: More Varda
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Sonoma Film Institute: More Varda

Venturing from Venice Beach to Watts, Varda looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures circa 1980. The film is very Varda and very L.A.: vibrating with color and surprising juxtapositions, rich in illusion and allusion. And like the movies, the murals are both monumental and ephemeral, destined to fade, many of them now disappeared.”

- Juliet Clark, Pacific Film Archive (1980, 82 min., in French w/English subtitles) 



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Joseph Réohm, Two Parts Magician, One Part Wizard, with a Twist of Unicorn
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Joseph Réohm, Two Parts Magician, One Part Wizard, with a Twist of Unicorn

Joseph Réohm is a comedic magician and illusionist. Before moving to Hollywood, he began his career in Seattle where he invented coffee, but decided to do magic instead, based on what he called a dead-end business. He was quickly sought out by celebrities and corporate giants. Even the NBA has called upon Joseph to entertain crowds of over 14,000 fans.

You saw him on Season 11 AGT, he was a finalist on TruTV’s FAKE OFF, and he was the season 1 finale winner of the show Wizard Wars on SyFy. Réohm has received national accolades for both close-up and stage magic and has been featured in magazines such as People, Us Weekly, Bluefire, InkSpired and Ladygunn Magazine and seen by millions on Television networks such as TruTV, NBC, E, The CW and SyFy!

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Sonoma Film Institute: More Varda
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: More Varda

Venturing from Venice Beach to Watts, Varda looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures circa 1980. The film is very Varda and very L.A.: vibrating with color and surprising juxtapositions, rich in illusion and allusion. And like the movies, the murals are both monumental and ephemeral, destined to fade, many of them now disappeared.”

- Juliet Clark, Pacific Film Archive (1980, 82 min., in French w/English subtitles) 



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Social Justice Film Series Presents: Rocketman
Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

Social Justice Film Series Presents: Rocketman

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story -- set to Elton John's most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton -- tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.



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Feminist Lecture Series: “An Urban Indigenous Women-led Land Trust in California’s East Bay” with Corrina Gould
Oct
7
12:05 PM12:05

Feminist Lecture Series: “An Urban Indigenous Women-led Land Trust in California’s East Bay” with Corrina Gould

Corrina Gould is the spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone. She is an acclaimed speaker locally, nationally and internationally on the work of sacred sites protection and preservation, as well as the invisibility of her people. She works within the intersection of many communities to create partnerships with all people to create a sustainable future, where Ohlone people will not continue to be invisible in their own homelands.

The Feminist Lecture Series is part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s Gender Studies Program Series and is made possible by funding from the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program.

For more information, contact lober@sonoma.edu

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Sonoma Film Institute: The Third Wife
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Sonoma Film Institute: The Third Wife

Born and raised in Vietnam, writer/director Ash Mayfair has drawn upon her familial history (both grandmother and great-grandmother were in arranged marriages at a young age) to create the fictitious 19th century drama of 14-year-old May, who becomes the third wife of an older man. With a largely female cast and crew, THE THIRD WIFE portrays the strictures of patriarchy, the rules by which a woman can gain some degree of prestige and power (as the mother of a son), and the consequences any deviance will engender. But most of all, this is a story of emotional bonding among three generations of women, in a setting that is both exquisitely beautiful and painfully repressive. 

(2018, 96 min., in Vietnamese w/ English subtitles)

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.



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Sonoma Film Institute: The Third Wife
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: The Third Wife

Born and raised in Vietnam, writer/director Ash Mayfair has drawn upon her familial history (both grandmother and great-grandmother were in arranged marriages at a young age) to create the fictitious 19th century drama of 14-year-old May, who becomes the third wife of an older man. With a largely female cast and crew, THE THIRD WIFE portrays the strictures of patriarchy, the rules by which a woman can gain some degree of prestige and power (as the mother of a son), and the consequences any deviance will engender. But most of all, this is a story of emotional bonding among three generations of women, in a setting that is both exquisitely beautiful and painfully repressive. 

(2018, 96 min., in Vietnamese w/ English subtitles)

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.



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Mariachi Sol De México® De José Hernández, Unprecedented, Unrivaled, and Uninhibited
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Mariachi Sol De México® De José Hernández, Unprecedented, Unrivaled, and Uninhibited

Unprecedented, unrivaled, and uninhibited, the impact of José Hernández and his Sol de México on mariachi is undeniable.

After forming Mariachi Sol de México in 1981, José’s charismatic arrangements and signature trumpet playing made the group an instant and lasting success. With a creative blend of styles, Mariachi Sol de México continues to bring more generations into the mariachi family today. F

or your tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

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Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra: Back to Bach
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra: Back to Bach

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us at the Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra’s season opener, Back to Bach, featuring music by JS Bach and later works from the Romantic period inspired by the composer. The concert opens with Johann Sebastion Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, featuring the wonderful Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn as soloists. Washburn and Westman will then be joined on stage by violinist Tyler Lewis and cellist Gretchen Claassen to form the Sylvestris String Quartet, performing works by Brahms and Elgar. The concert concludes with the joyful and powerful Symphony No. 5, “Reformation,” by Felix Mendelssohn, written to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the German Reformation.

For your tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

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Diana Krall
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Diana Krall

  • Weill Hall and Lawn, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart (beginning with her ground-breaking album When I Look in Your Eyes), Diana Krallhas garnered two Grammy® Awards along with nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. Praised by the New York Times for “A voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication,” Krall finds herself in rare company as an acoustic-oriented jazz improviser with an appeal extending to pop, rock, and beyond.

For your tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

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Social Justice Documentary Series: Knock Down the House
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice Documentary Series: Knock Down the House

  • HUB Cultural Center, Student Center, 2nd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada,and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in congress.  One of their races will become the most shocking political upsets in recent American history.



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Instrumental Repertoire
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

Instrumental Repertoire

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the first of the series of Instrumental Repertoire performances. Each of our talented musicians is required to take the stage and share their skills. This matinee performance will feature some of our up-and-coming instrumentalists.

Each of the monthly concerts features a selection of pieces and performers. This is a FREE CONCERT. No tickets required. Check our website for updates.

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Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers)
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers)

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tsvey Brider (Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Dmitri Gaskin) are a Yiddish songwriting, arranging and performing duo formed in 2017 after winning the Concorso Internacional de Canciones en Idish (Der Idisher Idol) in Mexico City. They have gone on to be featured in Berlin’s Radikale Jüdisches Kulturtage (Radical Jewish Culture Festival), tour across Poland and perform in culture and music festivals all over the United States and Europe.

For your FREE tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

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SSU Seawolves Scandia Takeover - all free!
Sep
16
9:00 PM21:00

SSU Seawolves Scandia Takeover - all free!

Everything is FREE at Scandia for SSU students only TONIGHT!!! Mini golf, video games, bumper boats, bumper cards, batting cages, go karts and more! All free from 10pm to midnight tonight!!! SSU student only with current SSU IDs. Wear your Sonoma gear and represent! If you purchase food, you are on your own… that still costs money, but everything else…. FREE!


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Spoke Poetry Reading & Workshop Featuring: Jose Hernandez-Kolski and Carina Buzo
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

Spoke Poetry Reading & Workshop Featuring: Jose Hernandez-Kolski and Carina Buzo

Join us for a night of poetry, workshopping and open-mics! All are welcome.

This week’s featured poets are Jose Hernandez-Kolski and Carina Buzo.

Joe is a two-time HBO Def Poet and Emmy Award-Winner, with a passion for telling the truth through humor. His specialty is hip-hop and spoken word, but his skillset includes everything from acting to screen-writing to producing. As Featured Poet, he will be performing some of his best pieces, so make sure to join us!

Carina is a Stockton native, a slam poet extraordinaire who grounds her work in feminist, queer, and intersectional theory. As a young poet, she participated in Brave New Voices, an international youth poetry slam, and the Future Corps Fellowship program, where she learned leadership skills as well as how to successfully run a non-profit. We’re so excited to have her back in the HUB, teaching a new generation of poets!

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Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guinis a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more. Directed by Arwen Curry. (2018, 68 min.)

Director Arwen Curry in Person on Friday ONLY!

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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Itzhak Perlman, Violin & Rohan DeSilva, Piano
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Itzhak Perlman, Violin & Rohan DeSilva, Piano

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. Joining Mr. Perlman will be acclaimed pianist and longtime collaborator Rohan De Silva.

For tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.

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Scene It Movie: Yesterday
Sep
14
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie: Yesterday

Join us for a movie night featuring the 2019 movie “Yesterday.”

Summary: In Lowestoft UK, Jack Malik is a frustrated musician whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a massive blackout during which Jack is hit by a bus. Upon regaining consciousness, Jack learns to his astonishment that he is apparently now the only one who knows the music of the Beatles. Realizing this improbable opportunity, Jack begins playing the music of the greatest of the rock bands, claiming it as his own. It pays off quickly and Jack becomes a worldwide musical sensation. However, Jack finds himself drifting away from Ellie, only realizing his love for her when she has become intimidated by his success, which depends on a blatant plagiarization that no one could find out. Now, Jack must make a fundamental moral decision about his music to satisfy his conscience as he decides what he truly needs.

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Party For the Green: Catherine Russell
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Party For the Green: Catherine Russell

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Green Music Center’s Annual Fundraising Event is a swinging soirée, featuring jazz singer Catherine Russell, cocktails, dancing, and supporting a good cause.

Dress to have fun. Dress as you like. Let the swing era, hot jazz, and a cozy nightclub be your inspiration.

Grammy® award-winning Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues singer – who can sing virtually anything. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine is one of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

7 p.m. Reception, 8 p.m. Concert

For tickets, go to the box office at the GMC or on the first floor of the Student Center, or go online.



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Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin 

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guinis a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more. Directed by Arwen Curry. (2018, 68 min.)

Director Arwen Curry in Person on Friday ONLY!

Suggested ticket donation is $5. There is a $5.00 Parking Fee on all Sonoma State University lots.

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