Whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical, Jake Shimabukuro explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele. Shimabukuro’s incredible journey has taken him from local phenom to YouTube sensation, from playing tiny clubs to headlining the world’s most prestigious concert venues. He was recently nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as a Member for the National Council on the Arts.
Calidanza Dance Company welcomes families and community members to celebrate Christmastime together at the annual Posada Navideña. This special evening with the Calidanza dancers and musicians features the vibrant dance, music, and songs of Mexico. For the past two years, Calidanza partnered with LBC to bring the Posada show virtually to your home. This year, join Artistic Director Steven Valencia and the Company in person at the theater for a joyful, tradition-filled night of lively dance, colorful costumes, and festive music. It’s the perfect start to the holiday season!
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man's Land singing "Stille Nacht." Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. "A beautiful musical recounting of a World War 1 cease-fire of gifts, poetry, and melody." - The New York Times
Enjoy a weekend of holiday cheer at the 37th Annual Holiday Crafts Faire in charming Occidental! More than 35 local and regional artists will be featured and there will be foods and baked goods to enjoy. Santa Claus will surely be paying a visit, and carols will be sung!
Christmas Bells are Swingin': Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band light a fire for your holiday season. The ensemble of all brass (trumpets, French horns, trombones, and tubas with jazz rhythm section) features fiery big band arrangements of classics like the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols, Greensleeves, and Motown Jingle Bells with an energy that will delight audiences of all ages.
Home for the Holidays. Holiday cheer returns with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus's merry renditions of classic seasonal songs. They will sing and dance their way into your hears with holiday antics, traditional carol, and some new surprises. This will be the 31st year the Chorus has traveled north at the holidays to benefit Face 2 Face, AIDS services of Sonoma County. Make it your holiday tradition!
Petaluma Shakespeare Company presents Bubbles & The Bard, an intimate, enchanting evening of bubbles, music, and the seductive, witty wondrous sonnets of William Shakespeare. A festive and celebratory way to ring in the holidays!
Dave Koz and Friends returns to celebrate another holiday season with patrons of the Luther Burbank Center! Koz’s holiday concert this year will feature special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White, and Rebecca Jade, performing fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in a high-energy show for the entire family.
Join the Tudor Rose for our final hurrah (read a letter from Angela below) as we close out 2022 with a big bash at the newly-remodeled Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa on New Year's Eve! Get down with DJ Armin as he plays music from all of your favorite British artists and bands, and dress in your best for our costume contest; we'll have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Limited tickets are available and on sale now! Admission includes a complimentary glass of Champagne for a midnight toast to ring in 2023.
Ring in the New Year with hands-on crafts for kids, Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon Drops at Noon, and a celebratory toast with root beer at Noon and 3:00 pm! Plus, enjoy a visit from Snoopy himself and special showings of Happy New Year, Charlie Brown in the Museum’s theater.
Join America’s favorite brothers, Tom and Dick Smothers, in person for an evening of memories and laughter, featuring classic Comedy Hour clips and interactive audience Q&A.
Join Wine Road—Northern Sonoma County to celebrate Winter Wineland Weekend! At this annual event, you'll enjoy touring wineries, meeting winemakers, and sampling wines and tasty bites, all amidst winter-themed décor. This year, reservations are not required at each winery. No tickets will be sold at the door. Advance ticket sales will end January 9, 2023 at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 11:00am-4:30pm. Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 11:00am-4:30pm.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts who wanted to present a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesty. This company of professional male dancers perform the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles. The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance.
The Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers while displaying incredible technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control – all accompanied by live musicians, skillfully playing traditional Chinese instruments. Starting one hour before each performance, please join us in the lobby for fun art projects. We also have pizza, beverages, and snacks available, all priced with a family’s budget in mind!
“Stayin’ Alive”—The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest Bee Gees production in the world. This all- Canadian cast from Toronto, Ontario has been touring for the past eight years, recreating an eerie sense of seeing the Bee Gees live in concert. Capturing the close harmonies of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb in a full history of the band, “Stayin’ Alive” includes two sets – the early traditional songs and the disco set — complete with white disco outfits!
The annual Cloverdale Citrus Fair features everything you love about a small town fair! Enjoy live music by local bands, a carnival with thrilling rides and games, a Friendly Farm Petting Zoo, and agricultural 4-H shows. Culinary demos and wine tastings showcase the region’s bounty, while art and photo exhibits highlight community talents. Special events include a parade, cabaret performances, talent shows, and a Citrus Fair Queen pageant. Friday, February 17, 2023 - 11:00am-8:00pm, Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 11:00am-8:00pm, Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 11:00am-8:00pm, Monday, February 20, 2023 - 11:00am-8:00pm.
The 33rd Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest is the premier Crab and Wine event of the North Bay Area! Enjoy the pairing of award-winning wines with gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs. Dine on fresh Sonoma Coast crab and accompaniments, then join the fun at one of the area’s finest live auctions. Proceeds benefit Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s agricultural education activities.
Save the date for Barrel Tasting Weekend 2023—and discover this time-honored tradition in Sonoma County! Learn directly from winemakers how they work with their wines after harvest, before the wine is bottled. Be the first to taste limited production wines, and take the opportunity to purchase futures for your own cellar. We anticipate 60+ wineries – the list of participants will be online by Jan. 5, 2023
Brian Regan has critics, fans and fellow comedians agreeing he is one of the most respected comedians in the country. Vanity Fair called him, “the funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly hailed him as “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school—again! When the gods of Mount Olympus emerge from his Greek mythology textbook, Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. To find it, Percy must come to terms with the father who abandoned him and solve the riddle of the Oracle in this musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s children’s book. Starting one hour before each performance, please join us in the lobby for fun art projects. We also have pizza, beverages, and snacks available, all priced with a family’s budget in mind!
SDFF brings the best documentaries and filmmakers from around the world to Northern California for an annual celebration of non-fiction films! We’ll exhibit up to 75 films over four days on six screens in Sebastopol. Our audience includes documentary film lovers, industry professionals, filmmakers and curious bystanders. Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm, Friday, March 17, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm, Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm, Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm
For nearly five decades, Los Lobos has made music reflecting America’s melting pot of cultures. Blending son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock-n- roll and punk, their distinct sound has earned them four Grammys, including 2022's “Best Americana Album” for Native Son. Special guest and Grammy winner Gaby Moreno brings her Latin-infused blend of jazz, soul, blues, and 1960s rock to this performance.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary in 2023, the five-day Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) offers the best in film, food, wine, and fun in one of the most intimate, engaging and inspiring settings on the film festival circuit. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting the best in independent film and filmmakers from around the world, inspiring savvy film lovers, and introducing the power of film to student filmmakers. Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm, Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm, Friday, March 24, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm, Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm, Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 12:00am-11:59pm
Join Bodega Bay in celebrating the local fisherman and kicking off salmon season with a blessing of the fleet. Entertainment for the whole family includes live music, great food, numerous craft booths and much mor Don't miss the wooden boat challenge, where participating teams build a vessel and compete in a boat race.
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!
The 2023 Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival will feature an old-fashioned parade down Main Street on Saturday, April 29th and the live music on Sunday, April 30th. This colorful, weekend-long festival has live music, arts and crafts vendors, food and drink, and a fun children's area! Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 11:00am-6:00pm, Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 11:00am-6:00pm.
The World’s Best Beer Run! The IPA10K is a one-of-a-kind celebration of running, craft brewing and so much more! Beer and running enthusiasts come from near and far to run, drink, eat, mingle and cheer on the finest beer milers in the world. The Barlow, a lively outdoor artisan market located in the heart of Northern California’s craft brew scene, is the ideal host for this unique event. The Brewfest features many of the region's finest craft breweries plus cider, kombucha, wine, food, bands, and a marketplace expo. During the Brewfest, brewery teams compete in the raucous beer-mile relay in
This two-day event is filled with award-winning wines, special events, live music, and exquisite cuisine from local chefs, at more than 40 wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley! Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 11:00am-4:00pm.
Legend has it, the first May Day Festival was back in 1925. Today, founding settlers of Geyserville still come together and celebrate what has become a town tradition with the crowning of the May Day Queen, dancing around the original May Pole from 1925, and live music. Kids can play in a Jump Room, give the Rock Climbing Wall a try, and have fun with face painting! Middle School students will delight you with their Ballet Folklorico performances. There will be a wonderful Geyserville History Display and an egg-toss competition. Wines and beer will be available from the Geyserville Chamber of
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.
NASCAR Weekend returns to Sonoma Raceway, June 9-11, 2023, with the NASCAR Xfinity Series joining the NASCAR Cup Series race weekend for the first time in the history of the series!
The DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals will come thundering back to Sonoma Raceway the weekend of July 28-30, 2023, the third and final stop of the summer's three-track Western Swing. The Friday night session under the lights will kick off this thrilling three-day event, and every ticket is a pit pass, giving fans extra access to see the cars up close and the teams in action. Tickets and camping information for the 2023 DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals weekend can be found by visiting SonomaRaceway.com or calling 800-970-RACE (7223).