3 Cool Things

Dixieland jam

Ground zero for ragtime and New Orleans-style jazz is the 15th annual Cline Wine and Dixieland Jazz Festival, an all-day affair on Saturday, July 16. The event is actually a reincarnation of the old Oakley Wine & Jazz Festival, produced by Fred Cline and Ken Keeler from 1985-1990. Cline Cellars was then located in Oakley, CA, just down the street from Keeler’s farm (now a vineyard producing grapes for Cline). Relocated to the winery grounds in Sonoma, the event features continuous music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with bands in the barrel room and small combos on the outdoor terrace. $25 advance, $30 at the door. 24737 Arnold Drive. 940.4025. Clinecellars.com.

Pecking order

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” stars the requisite cool blond, in this case Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor and the entire avian community of Bodega Bay circa 1963. It’s no day at the beach when a visit to a small coastal community takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds begin to attack people. The episodes escalate to a mass attack as the crazed birds, like so many zombies in a different sort of horror film, scratch their way into a barricaded house. Gratuitous eye-pecking. Monday, July 18. 7 p.m. $8. Sebastiani Theatre. 996.9756. Sebastianitheatre.com.

Thursday night jazz club

The new “Ramekins Live” music series continues on Thursday, July 21 with jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan. With her silky smooth pipes and magnetic stage presence, Ryan has captivated club crowd throughout the U.S. and Europe. The L.A. Times wrote of her, ““Extraordinary — a world-class talent.” Here, she plays a causal scene that includes highlights from the Ramekins kitchen. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. with music at about 6:45 p.m. $45. Ramekins, 450 W. Spain. 933.0450. Ramekins.com.


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