In addition to providing delicious, healthy food, we are a culturally-rich venue for music, art, literature and community events. Unless otherwise noted, there are no cover or admission charges, and we hope that you will tip the performers generously. In order to bring you these wonderful experiences, we must insist upon a $5 minimum purchase per person. (Reservations for evening events are taken for dinner guests only. )

Note to parents: The intimacy of our space makes it a wonderful place to bring children and introduce them to the thrill of live music (and to teach them proper audience behavior)!  

Tuesdays are always quiet - a night for conversation, or scrabble with a friend, or the Very Veggie Book Club.

Friday, April 5

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Virgil Elliott

Renaissance man - Artist, author, musician and vintage BMW enthusiast - in relaxed sets of blues lute and barrel neck guitar.

Thursday, March 14

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Klezmer Creek

Exotic, lovely and danceable!


Wednesday, March 27

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Phil Lawrence and the I Believers

This week members of Le Hot Club Swing; Rick Fulkerson-Guitar, Rick Loheyde-violin; pair up with Phil Lawrence-Mandolin, Eddy Guthman-Bass and Kim Atkinson-percussion to perform original music described by Phil as "Gypsy Dawg".  A hybrid crossing Gypsy Jazz with David Grisman.

Friday, April 12

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Duo Guiliani

Symphonic-level classical violin and guitar with Richard Heinberg and Terry Mills. A lovely way to start your weekend.

Saturday, March 23

Noon-2 p.m.

Indra O'Shea

Classical guitar accompaniment to a delicious brunch.


Dr. Will Tuttle is a former Zen monk with a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize.  His international best-seller, The World Peace Diet:  Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony, has been translated into 16 languages and has become a worldwide movement!  

Madeleine Tuttle's beautiful artwork portrays her love for all creation, and she is also an accomplished intuitive vegan chef and organic gardener.

Together, the Tuttles have traveled the world for many years teaching how to eat consciously for spiritual health and social harmony. Their ministry includes their beautiful, uplifting original piano and flute music. Overall, they have presented thousands of lectures, classes, workshops, and concerts in 49 U.S. states and 50 countries, as well as online wellness and advocacy programs.

For further information about the Tuttles and their ministry, including their books, art, and recordings, please visit:


This event will be co-sponsored by COMPASSIONATE LIVING, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and GAIA'S GARDEN, a "vegeteria" where every day is Earth Day.

For more information about Compassionate Living, please visit:

Please email organizer Sheryl Leighton  at sheryl.leighton@—or feel free to call at (707) 280-5956.

Sunday, April 7

5:30-8 p.m.

Dr. Will and MadelineTuttle, The World Peace Diet and free Sjaak's chocolate!

PLEASE JOIN US in welcoming Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet author, and his talented wife, Swiss visionary artist Madeleine Tuttle, home from their exciting global travels spreading The World Peace Diet message!

PRICE:   $20 per person will go to the Tuttles to help support their worldwide ministry. 

DINNER OPTIONS:  Delicious 100% vegan, mostly gluten-free dinner selections will be available for purchase at this event, including options for both light and hearty appetites. A minimum food/beverage purchase of $5.00 per guest will apply.

EARLY BIRD BONUS: Buy one of the first 30 tickets and receive a $5.00 coupon at the door, good toward a food/beverage purchase of $10.00 or more during this event.

SEATING IS LIMITED!  BUY YOUR TICKET:  (Please contact me if you need to pay by check or cash instead.)


The Tuttles left for Europe a few days after our last evening with them at Gaia's Garden in September 2018. They visited over a dozen eastern and western European countries and since then have traveled throughout the eastern and southern U.S. spreading the conscious eating message.

The Tuttles will return to northern California around April 1st, and we will have the great pleasure of learning about their global ministry since last September, including their insights on how a more conscious society is evolving in various places.

The Tuttles will also present some in-depth teaching and inspiration on vegan living for all of us to consider.


Ray Cooper, founder/director of Petaluma's former VegCurious events and now host of the "Food is Energy" radio show, has been working with Dr. Tuttle and Sjaak's to create "World Peace Chocolate" bars--all organic, vegan, and ethically sourced.  Ray will describe the inspiring purpose and status of these bars at our Homecoming Celebration!

FREE CHOCOLATES:  We will provide Sjaak's dark chocolate after-dinner mints for your tasting pleasure!