• An art opening celebrating the work of artist Brian Allison opens at Persimmons on Friday. - Brian Allison

  • The Funnicators are on stage at the popular Redway venue Thursday, July 7. - Provided by Persimmons Garden Gallery



On Wednesday, July 6, Persimmons Garden Gallery in Redway presents an Open Mic hosted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Tony Nester. No need to call ahead to participate, just stop by to play or listen.

On Thursday, July 7, The Funnicators are in town. The band includes Mumzer on harps & vocals, Michael Curran on drums and vocals, Jasha Mae on bass and vocals, Damien Roomets on dobro, Brock and Robbie McKee on guitar and vocals. Devoted to party music, the band covers soul classics by James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, songs like “Midnight Hour,” “I Feel Good” and “Mustang Sally.”

The location is hosting an art opening on Friday, July 8 from 6-10 p.m. introducing artist Brian Allison. Organizers call Allison a “mischievous and imaginative photographer with an eye for detail and a talent at capturing magic and beauty in his images.” Formerly from Tennessee, Allison is a northern Californian now. Visit www.BCAphotography.com to find more of his photos.

Persimmons Garden Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 6-11 p.m., music 7:30-10 p.m. For details call 707-923-2748, go to Facebook or www.persimmonsgardengallery.com.

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