Special Event at DIESEL -- Kids' Pajama Party with Mike Wu

At DIESEL:  Kids' Pajama Party with Mike Wu

Diesel welcomes Mike Wu as the guest bedtime book author on Friday, September 4 at 6 pm

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author and illustrator Mike Wu will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed.

The zoo is closing! Ellie and her friends want to save their home, but Ellie's just a baby elephant, and she doesn't know what she can do to help. While the other animals are busy working, Ellie finds a brush and some paints, and gives the zoo a big splash of color! Will her bright new talent be enough to keep the zoo's gates open for good?

Mike Wu is an animator at Pixar, where he has worked on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, and Toy Story 3, among other movies. He has a BFA in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, and he is the creator of children's clothing and gift line Tiny Teru. Mike lives in the Bay Area with his family. This is his first book.

Our Kids' Pajama Party Series is held on the first Friday of every month.

Friday Night Jazz -- George Cole Trio

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the George Cole Trio -- "Cole Sings Cole"

Enjoy the sound and style of the original Nat King Cole Trio recreated. Cole Sings Cole is a vibrant and engaging show performed by the George Cole Trio with George Cole on guitar and vocals, Larry Dunlap on piano, and Jim Kerwin on the upright bass.Songs from the original Nat King Cole Trio and Nat’s solo career (such as Unforgettable, Straighten Up and Fly Right, More, Walking My Baby) and selected fan favorites from George Cole’s catalog, Cole Porter, with a George and Ira Gershwin song for good measure. All songs have a heaping helping of impeccably executed guitar, piano, and bass. The show highlights some of Nat’s big hits of the forties, fifties, sixties, and Great American Songbook compositions.
Farmers' Market - Saturday 9:00-1:00

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, confections, olive oil, jams and knife sharpening!! The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular, and include the best grilled cheese, organic sausages & hot dogs from Belcampo Meat Co., sweet & savory crepes, and more! This is a rain or shine market, operating year round on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00pm.

Market Entertainment - Saturday, September 5th

Children's Entertainment, 9:30-10:30

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00

Folkish Festival -- Fergheart

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Fergheart

Fergheart represents the musician's version of the American Dream. The Oregon countryside and his dad’s old Yamaha guitar have morphed into the twenty-four-seven bustle of Los Angeles and a well-loved 1956 Gibson L-50. It's this tension between the easygoing country and hectic urban landscape that is the driving force behind Fergheart's music. He takes ideas from the city and pits them against the typical middle-American mindset. And while he notes Nick Lowe, Ryan Adams, and John Prine as main influences, he's added his own brand of lyrical sensibility to a stripped-down folk sound to travel back in time in order to slow down.

His new single "My Retro Weekend" displays this perfectly. Amongst the laid-back banjo shuffle, he calls for a more simple life that eschews "the latest trends" and embraces "books, photograms, [and] forties events." At some points, a gentle blues groove drives the song, and it truly feels like a car ride throughout Fergheart's Oregon country. Fergheart has a classical ear for melody, as the refrain of "My Retro Weekend" proves. For a guy who started singing out of necessity for gigs, he possesses a controlled range that rolls smoothly and fits right at home with the music.