Things to do in Sonoma County, March 18-27, 2022
“Bessie, Billie & Nina — Women Pioneers of Jazz”: Singers Charenée Wade, Tahira Clayton and Vanisha Gould perform music by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone at 7:30 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test required. Tickets are $35 and $49. More information at 707-546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.
Wednesday March 23
Sonoma International Film Festival: The 25th annual event features live and virtual independent film screenings and events in Sonoma through March 27. Opens with the Sonoma Valley High School Media Arts Program showcase with actor/director Karen Allen at 9 a.m. at the Sebastiani Theater, 476 First St. E. Proof of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Free entrance. More information at 707-933-2600, sonomafilmfest.org.
Thursday March 24
Jill Hunting: A former Sonoma resident talks about her book “For Want of Wings – A Bird with Teeth and a Dinosaur in the Family,” part detective story and part memoir. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Free entrance. More information at 707-939-1779, readerbooks.com.
Sevastopol Documentary Film Festival: The 15th annual event runs through March 27 with live film screenings and events at venues in Sevastopol. Events streaming from March 28 to April 4. Opening night features “Tell Them We Were Here” at 7 p.m. at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St. Tickets are $25. More information on sebastopolfilmfestival.org.
The members of Poor Man’s Whiskey perform at 7:30 p.m. at HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato. Tickets are $20. More information at 415-892-6200, hopmonk.com/novato.
Friday March 25
“Almost, Maine”: The romantic comedy runs the gamut of romantic experiences, from new love to lost love, as nine couples explore love in a distant town. Opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Spreckels Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Tickets are $12 to $26. Until April 10. More information at 707-588-3400, spreckelsonline.com.
Classical music: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Matt Haimovitz perform works by Beethoven and contemporary composer Philip Glass at 7:30 p.m. at Weill Hall, Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets cost between $25 and $75. More information at 707-664-4246, gmc.sonoma.edu.
Tahoe Adventure Film Festival: Showcase of adventure sports cinematography and culture. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Mystic Theater, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets are $18. More information at 707-775-6048, mystictheatre.com.
Moms with bangs: An alternative/indie band performs at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. Also eject button, scales and plum. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test required. Tickets, $10, benefit the Petaluma High School Trojan Tribune. More information at 707-762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.
Saturday March 26
Artistic workshop: The community art studio “Making Art with Everyone” celebrates the opening weekend of Erik Scollon’s exhibition “Everything that has a hole…is also a pearl”. The walk-in event is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at di Rosa Center, 5200 Highway 12, Napa. More information at 707-226-5991, ext. 24, bit.ly/3KLgdUp.
Reception of artists: The group show features an eclectic mix of new works by over 10 artists and vintage works by many more at Calabi Gallery, 456 10th St., Santa Rosa. Free reception from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition ends on April 30. More information at 707-781-7070, calabigallery.com.
Laura Klein Trio: Healdsburg Jazz Music Series presents a mix of jazz standards, ballads, Latin grooves and original compositions from 5-8 p.m. at the Healdsburg Fireside Lounge, 25 Matheson St. Free admission. More information at 707-433-4633, healdsburgjazz.org.
“Edie – Unleashed Las Vegas Showgirl”: Songs, tales, dance, comedy and videos present a semi-autobiographical look at an artist’s career. Production for [email protected] begins at 7:30 p.m. at Monroe Stage, 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets are $32. More information at 707-523-4185, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.
North Coast Comedy: Comedian and actor Mike Betancourt leads a comedy show that also stars Mike Whitaker and Greg Williams. Start time is 10:30 p.m. at Victory House Restaurant at Epicenter, 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $25. More information on visitepicentre.com/north-coast-comedy.
Sunday March 27
Whole Bay: The Piano Quartet performs chamber music at 2 p.m. at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets are $35. More information at 707-894-2214, cloverdaleperformingarts.com.
Reading poems: Eleven Sonoma County poets share their works from 3-5 p.m. at Café Frida Gallery, 300 S. A St. in Santa Rosa’s SOFA Arts District. Free entrance. More information at 707-308-4344, cafefridagallery.com.
New Year’s Eve in March: The postponed New Year’s Eve concert features San Francisco Symphony Orchestra violinist Yun Chu and cellist Shu-Yi Pai along with pianist Elizabeth Walter performing classical music at 3 p.m. at the Petaluma Museum, 20 Fourth St. Tickets cost between $40 and $60. More information at 707-778-4398, Petalumamuseum.com.
“The Last Nomad”: Somali author Shugri Salh talks about her first book detailing her early years of nomadic life before emigrating to North America and attending nursing school. The discussion and book signing begins at 3 p.m. at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court. Free entrance. More information at 707-874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org.
Youth Chamber Orchestra of the Santa Rosa Symphony: “A Hermit Thrush at Eve” presents the works of female composers. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. Aaron Westman, director. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets are $4 to $20. More information at 707-546-8742, srsymphony.org.