A delightful mélange of the big town and small town feel define the warm and friendly town of Santa Rosa. The climate here makes it a perfect location for vacationing while the town’s wineries and adventures make it the ultimate location to rejuvenate the mind and body. In fact, the Santa Rosa wineries are acclaimed in the state of California and so visitors make it a sure point to stop by and taste some of the best and fresh wines being served. Outdoor activities would surely disappoint anyone for there is abundance of it here in Santa Rosa. For instance, the Annadel State Park nearby and the lovely Spring Lake are great options for entertainment. Arts and culture find their second home in Santa Rosa; right from museums to fine theatre productions, there is almost every kind for all of us. The Tomato Festival and Chinese New Year Celebrations are a must watch!
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Michelle Lambert, brings a world of experience when she steps up to the microphone. This Pop/Folk singer/songwriter has toured out of Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Miami after graduating from Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship.
JackLNDN is one part classical technician and two parts main room club surgeon. Born in London, Jack entered the world of music young, singing in professional choirs from the age of 7. By 10 he had performed for and met the Queen as well as recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios in London. DOORS: 9PM, AGES: 21+
We use one-hour sound bath featuring 7 quartz crystal "singing bowls" along side a powerful gong bath accented with a few other instruments. Let the pure tone and vibration shake off (literally!) the past, clearing the way to attract the life you desire. Doors open at 5pm. $20 tickets must be purchased in advance.
Equal parts standup and improvisational comedy, StandProv electrifies audiences who enjoy a laugh. Catch StandProv at The Lost Church SR every 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM.
Clementine Darling is a Folk Singer-Songwriter making waves in San Francisco’s music scene. James Houlahan. Influenced by writers such as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits, Houlahan’s music is rooted in a wide spectrum of folk and Americana sounds. His music has found its way into commercials, television, and movies.
SourFlower is an alternative rock band blooming in the San Francisco Bay Area with roots in its diverse local scene. The quartet consists of lead vocalist + lyricist Christy ‘Chemical’ Schneider, lead guitarist Gabe Gunns, bassist Rafa ‘Tré’ Corral, and drummer Will Curtis.
Artist/Owner Alana Tillman will be on hand to inspire your designs and offer you helpful tips and tricks to create your very own masterpiece.
Vintage Space is a retro-futuristic music lounge hosting a cosmic array of live music, dancing, DJ’s, and special events. Originally built in 1957, a time when the public’s imagination was captivated by the dawn of the space race – Vintage Space melds the past with a bright tomorrow.
Celebrate with Michael Berkowitz as he conducts the best that Broadway has to offer in his final concert at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. In “My Kind of Broadway,” Mr. Berkowitz is joined by two world-class singers, Los Angeles studio singer Laura Dickinson and vocalist David Burnham.
A feathery adventure about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself, adapted from two children’s books by Kwame Alexander: Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton, this musical adaptation will have children and families dancing in their seats. Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up. (Please note: This performance contains haze effects.) Starting one hour before each performance, please join us in the lobby for fun art projects. We also have pizza, beverages, and snacks available, priced with a family’s budget in mind!
Swing Fling plays music ranging from American Songbook standards to Django Reinhardt inspired jazz manouche. 3-and 4-part vocal harmonies round out their fun, upbeat set. Bistro Moustache plays French Café music, a mix of French “Chansons Realistes”, Manouche, Gypsy Jazz, Musette, Swing.
Haley Heynderickx’s songwriting is crushingly intimate, vivid, melodically inventive, and completely unpredictable. Her debut album I Need to Start a Garden seamlessly contrasts her unconventional tunings and American-Primitive-inspired fingerpicking with enveloping sonic outbursts. Lead by her raw, immersive vocals, the Portland songwriter’s music defies categorization.
Four intelligent, attractive and opinionated Harvard-associated professionals search for love, success and identity while attempting to navigate the intricacies of racial and sexual politics in this whip-smart new play.
The Chicago Tribune says of comedian Kathleen Madigan: “She can make a complicated joke with a hidden nub of wisdom seem both effortless and offhand.” No wonder Kathleen’s 32-year career shows no signs of slowing down! She tours 250 nights a year, squeezes in late night talk shows, appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s popular Netflix series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and during the pandemic, launched a podcast, "Madigan’s Pubcast." Kathleen’s sixth stand-up comedy special is set to air in 2023, on the heels of her third for Netflix, with two others under her belt for Comedy Central and HBO.
Here’s how Broadway bills this show: "Welcome to the ’90s—the 1590s—long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as ‘The Bard."
Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as ‘The Bard.’ When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!
Partnering up with Los Tres Chiles to bring you Wednday night sip + paint! Be delighted to, an introduction of color theory, as we paint the night away! Guest will have the option of picking from 4-6 images that pertain to the Blooming Cactus theme!
Bring your family and explore all the ways we have transformed the museum into a bubble paradise. Big Bubbles, Square Bubbles, Everything Bubbles!
Join us for amazing chefs, interactive experiences, music, and the best wines from our region. This is your opportunity to taste more than 90 exceptional wines from California’s premier wine country regions, as well as dishes from 25 iconic Wine Country chefs.
Choo-Choo! All Aboard the Children’s Museum Express! Next Stop – TRAIN DAYS! Join us on July 22nd & 23rd from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for our Great Train Days Weekend! Come view model trains and meet our neighborhood train experts including Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society, Coastal Valley Lines, and even more!
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a taste of Latin America in Sonoma County! Enjoy authentic food, music, games, and activities for the entire family. Organized by LBC’s Latino Advisory Council, this free, family-friendly, campus-wide festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexico’s Independence.
Watch the Children’s Museum transform into a family-friendly Mad Scientist and a Ghostly Glow-In-The-Dark Lab. Our Mad Scientist Lab will be a walk-through experience with potions, creepy critters, and electric exploration. Located in the Dow Event Center be sure to greet our Mad Scientist as you pass through!
Each month on the First Friday, SOFA Arts District artists open their studios to the public. Light refreshments. Free.
Sewing machines and materials for hand stitching will be available for use during this facilitated program. Our Art Studio Specialist will be on hand to support your little learners as they explore the art of sewing. Materials and embellishments will be provided. Whether you and your child are new to sewing or experienced, this program is for you!
Have you ever wondered how glass is made? Maybe you’ve even wanted to try it out for yourself. Perhaps you’ve taken classes before and want to grow your skills in a group setting. Stony Point Glassworks is the perfect place for you and your family to try something new and have a unique one of a kind experience. Our flame working instructors have years of experience and teach classes every weekend! We take students through all the steps they need to safely make their very own marbles, pendants and figurines! One of my favorite things todo is share my love of glass with others. I hope to see you, your family and friends around the shop!
Comedy group doing improv, standup, and sketch. Beginners welcome!
Santa Rosa's Taco Tuesday Ride. Every Week! We roll through downtown, Railroad Square, then to the Taco Trucks in Roseland! Rain cancels rides.
This seated outdoor engagement presented on our breath-taking Vineyard Portico features a Chef selected line-up of four exquisite wines flawlessly paired with lite-bite, epicurean delicacies. Enjoy the natural beauty and ambiance of Sonoma Valley, complete with panoramic mountain and vineyard. Recurring daily
Relax in the splendor of the Sonoma Valley with a Tasting Flight of our winery exclusive collections. Arrive through the mission-inspired bell tower foyer and be greeted by our warm and hospitable staff. A knowledgeable host will then guide you through a masterfully selected line-up of our celebrated Sonoma County wines. Available Daily.
Executive Chef Peter Janiak hand-selects from our award-winning wine collections to develop a seasonal pairing menu like no other. This Nationally acclaimed five-course fine dining experience highlights Sonoma County’s diverse agricultural and culinary traditions. Thursday - Monday / 90 minutes
The Library Fairy's Kids' Stories and Folktales is a free, fun weekly storytelling podcast for kids with folktales from around the world, Beatrix Potter's tales, Peter Pan and more! The show promotes literacy, multiculturalism and the love of stories. Immerse in another world with rich narration, music, sound and song. Listen and subscribe on Apple, iTunes, Stitcher, Amazon Echo, Audible, iHeart, Pandora or at this link: https://thelibraryfairy.buzzsprout.com/.
Starting from our iconic California mission-style Tasting Room, you will embark on a 1.2-mile adventure to pivotal sites throughout the property where you’ll be introduced to many of the elements that support the 100% sustainable production of our award-winning wine collections. Available Daily.
The longest running farmers market in Sonoma County with the most vendors. We are CERTIFIED which means that all our produce and meats are sold by the people who grow them. All of our artwork sold is created by the seller.
Join Us in The DOW Event Center for Creation Station! This open studio time allows children of all ages to create open-ended art using all recycled and repurposed materials! Our Art Studio Specialist is there to facilitate the use of more advanced tools for cutting, gluing (hot glue guns), and engineering art.
A Fun and Engaging After School Program for Children 5+. A specially designed program to engage older children in experiences and experiments using scientific concepts. Children will be exploring physics, engineering, and art using scientific concepts and so much more!
Free Blood Pressure & Glucose Screenings. Providence Health is excited to teach little ones all about how to stay happy, healthy, and heart-friendly! The first step to preventing heart disease & type 2 diabetes in your family is through education and regular screenings. This program will be hosted outside of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County.
We LOVE our members! On Sunday mornings the Children’s Museum dedicates the first 2 hours of the day to members only. Interested in becoming a member? Check out our affordable Membership Levels here https://www.cmosc.org/visit/membership/
Visit our S.T.E.A.M. Room, adjacent to Ella’s Art Studio, open every weekend from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Children and families can explore activities and materials at their own pace. S.T.E.A.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The provided activities and materials engage children in these principles and concepts and rotate monthly.
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Voted the BEST farmers market by the Press Democrat Readers Choice Award 2022! The longest running farmers market in Sonoma County with the most vendors. We are CERTIFIED which means that all our produce and meats are sold by the people who grow them. All of our artwork sold is created by the seller.
Spanish Storytime with Guadalupe of Colors of Spanish is a weekly Spanish Language Story Time class that incorporates books/stories, music, movement, and fun! This program brings understanding, appreciation, and joy to another language and culture. This program is much more than a Storytime. Designed for kids 1-5, families, and siblings.
Learn About Honeybees & Pollinators with the Sonoma County Beekeepers Association. Join the Sonoma County Beekeepers Association for fun, interactive education about honeybees and other pollinators. You can talk to a beekeeper and learn about how important these creatures are to food production.
Come to Garden Party and join Farmer Emily in maintaining our thriving edible garden! Through hands-on science and art activities, you will learn more about sustainable gardening practices you can use beyond our walls in your own home garden. There might even be something to harvest for your next meal!
The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County hosts free Sensory Friendly Afternoons exclusive to families of children with special needs. These Tuesday afternoons are great for children and families to play with hands-on exhibits, explore the Art Studio, and enjoy family time in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.
2-Day Workshop via Zoom: Lessons From Roads Less Traveled. Wed & Thurs @ 4:30 PST/ 7:30 EST. Being a Nomad is a mindset. It’s about embracing the journey, the experience. It’s about having total autonomy over your life. Where you live, where you work, and who you are with. It’s also about downsizing your belongings AND your emotions.
Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to Patsy who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. Based on true events, it gives you an inside look at her personal life through her enduring friendship with an adoring fan—a friendship that started in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued until Patsy’s death.