On the Air: Cy and A-lan's Do List Picks for Nov. 3, 2017

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The dancer Mayra Enriquez in the work 'Imperial Silence: Una Opera Muerta' (Photo: Gordon Huang)

The recovery is just beginning for residents in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, and once again we’re highlighting ways to support the arts and raise funds for the North Bay. As my co-host A-lan Holt, a playwright and associate director at Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, says, "We support you. We support you. We support you."

On the Do List this week, we had fun, too, talking about a Day of the Dead opera at Brava in San Francisco, a jazz salute to Japanese American veterans at the Presidio, and two hot singers: Son Little and Lizzo.

Nov. 3: An army of skeletons fights colonialism in a Day of the Dead opera.

Nov. 3: A Napa fundraiser for fire relief featuring LeAnn Rimes at the Margrit Mondavi Theater in the JaM Cellars Ballroom.

Nov. 4–6: The Santa Rosa Symphony explores the power of music to heal and transform, with free tickets for those who've lost their homes.


Nov. 8–12: The Napa Film Festival goes on, also with free tickets for those who've lost their homes.

Nov. 11: Theater company Word for Word presents a show for kids, How a Mountain Was Made, a performance of California Indian tales written by Sonoma County resident and tribal leader Greg Sarris at Z Space in a benefit for North Bay fire relief.

Nov. 18: The folks at BottleRock present For the Love of Sonoma: A Benefit Concert to Support the North Bay Fire Relief Efforts featuring Counting Crows.

Nov. 4 and 11: Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra presents a salute to Japanese American vets.

Nov. 10–Dec. 16: A festival of ideas and performance in Oakland.

Nov. 8: Son Little communes with a gospel singer from the past.

Nov. 9: Lizzo, a voice for female empowerment, performs at the Fillmore.