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Jan
24
Thu
Main Stage West presents “Swallow” @ Main Stage West
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm

Stef Smith’s Swallow is a play about three women dealing with psychological trauma, and striving for a fresh start in life. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 9 August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received a Scotsman Fringe First Award.
 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 5 p.m.

Jan
25
Fri
Main Stage West presents “Swallow” @ Main Stage West
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

Stef Smith’s Swallow is a play about three women dealing with psychological trauma, and striving for a fresh start in life. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 9 August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received a Scotsman Fringe First Award.
 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 5 p.m.

Jan
26
Sat
Bodega Bay Chowder Day @ Various Bodega Bay Area Restaurants
Jan 26 all-day
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County 2019 Crab Feed @ Luchessi Park Clubhouse
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for a lively evening that includes an all-you-can-eat dinner, dancing, live and silent auction, as well as a no host bar, and a DJ! Enjoy a scrumptious menu of freshly cracked crab, pasta, salad, and bread. This event benefits the afterschool, sports, and summer programming that our Clubs offer to over 2,100 youth every day in Petaluma, Corte Madera, and Marin City.

Main Stage West presents “Swallow” @ Main Stage West
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

Stef Smith’s Swallow is a play about three women dealing with psychological trauma, and striving for a fresh start in life. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 9 August 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received a Scotsman Fringe First Award.
 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 5 p.m.

Feb
1
Fri
Pliny The Younger Release @ Russian River Brewing Company
Feb 1 – Feb 14 all-day

Pliny the Younger will make his 15th Annual return to Russian River Brewing Company February 1st through February 14th, 2019! For the first time Younger will be available at our new Windsor brewery as well as the original Downtown Santa Rosa location!  It will be available on draft each day at our brewpubs until we run out of that day’s allocation. Younger is neither bottled nor available in growlers so more people will have the opportunity to enjoy it right from the source, or at a handful of select draft accounts.

Pliny the Younger is considered a “triple” IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol should finish at about 10.25%, although it is remarkably dry for the amount of malt used in the recipe. It is loaded with hop flavors, bitterness, and aromatics. The hops used in this year’s recipe are of excellent quality from the 2018 harvest: Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, CTZ, Chinook, Crystal, and Citra.  We brewed Younger for the first time in 2005 as a winter seasonal, building upon the Pliny the Elder recipe while pushing the envelope with malt, hops, and alcohol just to see how far we could go! It is always brewed only once a year and released the first Friday in February, rain or shine.

Pliny the Younger was the nephew and adopted son of Pliny the Elder. He was a lawyer and an author in Ancient Rome and witnessed the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, which took the life of his uncle. Pliny the Younger lived from 61 AD to 112 AD. He wrote many letters which survive today and have great historical value. We thought it appropriate to also pay tribute to Pliny the Elder’s nephew by naming this special beer after him!

THIS JUST IN: The Town of Windsor is providing a FREE shuttle from the Airport Blvd. train stop to our Windsor location as well as other breweries, bars, restaurants and local hotels every day during the release and hopefully beyond!  More info coming soon!  

Feb
2
Sat
7th Annual Sebastopol Guitar Festival @ Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 7th Annual Guitar Festival is Saturday, February 2nd! Join us for a fabulous full day of concerts, workshops, and exhibits. Our Evening Show headliners: Kevin Russell & Some Dangerous Friends featuring Bobby Black will be performing at 7:30pm and Soul Fuse at 8:30. Additional mini-concerts are ongoing in the Main Hall, and small group instruction from true guitar masters will be held in classrooms throughout the day.
 

The Chet Atkins Room [main hall]
12-1:00 The Spin Cats
1- 1:30 tweener: Richard Brandenberg & Lucy
Salcido Carter
1:30 – 2:30 Walter Strauss
2:30 – 3:00 tweener: The Ruminators
3:00- 4:00 Mike Dowling
4:00- 4:30 tweener: Michael Stadler
4:30 – 6:30 Steel Guitar Summit featuring Dave Zirbel, Jon Mitgaurd, Bobby Lee, Bobby Black
6:30 – 7:30 tweener: Robin Eschner & company

The Merle Travis Room (Green Room: displays) Guitars shown by Bill Iberti, Bruce Sexauer, Bob Groat, Lee Rider, David Dart, Harry Fleishman, Geoff Yenson, Gene Parsons, Richard Prenkert
Charlie Cowles/Tall Toad,
Alex Byrant/People’s Music,

Evening show:
7:30 – 8:10 Kevin Russell & Some Dangerous Friends
featuring Bobby Black

8:30 – 10:00pm Soul Fuse

CLASSES in the ANNEX

The Doc Watson Room [music room]
12:30 – 1:45pm Michael Capella
THE NASHVILLE NUMBERING SYSTEM

2:15 -3:30pm Tony Gagarin
INTRO TO BOTTLENECK SLIDE GUITAR

4:00 – 5:30pm Fran Carbonaro
KEYS TO EFFORTLESS SINGING

The Jerry Reed Room [main room]
12:15 – 1:30pm Mike Dowling
SWING GUITAR LICKS & TRICKS

1:45 -3:00 pm Chris Grampp
PENTATONIC MAGIC

3:00 – 4:00 pm Chuck Ervin (bass class)
BASS RUNS FOR BASS AND GUITAR

The Eldon Shamblin Room [big side room]
12:30 -1:30pm Michael Stadler
FRAILED GUITAR AND MORE

2:00 – 3:15pm SONGWRITERS PANEL1 with Hugh Schacklett, Richard Brandenberg, Allegra Broughton,
Megan McLaughlin/Anita Sandwina, Mike Stadler

3:30 – 5:00pm SONGWRITERS PANEL2 with Ken Reisling, Jay Gotlieb, Dave Hamilton, Emily Hamilton,
Mike Capella, Larry Potts

Feb
9
Sat
Sebastopol Rotary’s Crab Feed @ Holy Ghost Hall
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

All proceeds go to the Mark Sell Teacher Grant Program, benefiting our hard-working teachers in the west county. Come enjoy the freshest crab in the county, dance to the Luv Rustlers, and do something good for your community!

Mar
1
Fri
Sonoma County Restaurant Week @ Participating Restaurants
Mar 1 – Mar 10 all-day

Join us for the North Bay’s finest annual culinary experience.  Sonoma County chefs prepare unique, prix-fixe menus only available during Restaurant Week 2019.  Come and taste the local flavors of beautiful Sonoma County, CA.

There are no tickets or passes required. Food lovers can simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they would like during Sonoma County Restaurant Week, explore new dining opportunities, or enjoy old favorites. Reservations are strongly recommended! 

Click here for participating restaurants!

Mar
17
Sun
St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Old Courthouse Square Santa Rosa
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am

Now presented by Fleet Feet with proceeds benefiting Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks, the St. Patrick’s Day 5K is an annual themed run/walk race open to all ages and abilities. The race is chip-timed and participants will receive a commemorative mug with a beverage fill-up at the finish line! Stick around after the race for the post-run celebration complete with a judged costume contest, fun activities, and music and entertainment! Race awards will take place in Old Courthouse Square post-race.