Calendar

 

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.

Apr
13
Sat
73rd Annual Apple Blossom Festival & Parade @ Ives Park
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

THE 73RD ANNUAL SEBASTOPOL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2019

Theme: It Takes a Village to Blossom
Celebrating the Rich Diversity of our Community!

Saturday April 13, 2019
Festival & Parade
(Parade starts at 10 am
on Main St.)

Sunday April 14, 2019
Festival and Blues Music Explosion

2019 Festival Features Live Blues Performers and awesome music from nearby & around the country.
Click for the full line up.

May
18
Sat
125th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival @ Downtown Santa Rosa, Ca
May 18 @ 9:00 am

Though the famed horticulturist Luther Burbank took part in the event as early as 1914, the annual tradition began in 1894 with the first Rose Carnival.  It continued until 1926 when it was canceled due to Burbank’s death, shortly before the festival.  A longer hiatus was observed during the World Wars.

The Junior Chamber of Commerce ‘Jaycees’ revived the event in 1950, renaming it in honor of Burbank. It has been held every year since and always with a parade. Many elements have changed over the years. The original affairs offered the grandeur of coronation balls and the pageantry of royal courts; later versions offered regattas, bicycle and running races, fireworks and tennis. The parade, though, has always been the central activity.?

Since its rebirth in 1950 the parade has become an annual event on the third Saturday in May, drawing a strong showing of local school marching bands, floats built by community and service organizations, equestrian teams, and units honoring local veterans.?

Festival activities, particularly fun and games for children, became a larger part of the day with the 100th anniversary event in 1994. The Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival became a formal tax-exempt corporation in 1994 after the last of its parent organizations disbanded. Community members, determined to keep the annual tradition alive, formed a 12-member board of directors. The volunteer group works year-round to produce the event, which meets an annual budget of $100,000 through sponsorships, grants, and parade and vendor fees.

Oct
17
Thu
“End of Life” Theater of War Productions @ Green Music Center
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Green Music Center begins its first full month of indoor programming with seven outstanding performances from what is arguably the most eclectic season to date. Presenting diverse artistic experiences that educate, connect, and inspire, performances will take place in both Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall.

End of Life is an innovative project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays, Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Women of Trachis, as a catalyst for discussions about death, illness, palliative care, and the challenges faced by patients, families, and medical professionals today. This unique

participatory event is intended to promote powerful discussions with the audience, fostering knowledge and understanding about end of life issues and the mortality we all share.

Area service providers will be on hand to share information on relevant support services. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will offer a six-week program on end of life planning beginning in September.

 

Oct
20
Sun
Christopher Houlihan, Organ @ Green Music Center
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm

The Green Music Center begins its first full month of indoor programming with seven outstanding performances from what is arguably the most eclectic season to date. Presenting diverse artistic experiences that educate, connect, and inspire, performances will take place in both Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall.

Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of organists, hailed as “gifted” (New York Times), “dazzling” (Wall Street Journal), and “a true revelation” (Los Angeles Times). Houlihan has performed at major venues across the country, including the Kennedy Center. Hear what he does with Schroeder Hall’s exquisite Brombaugh Opus 9 organ.

Program
BACH: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
SCHUMANN: from Four Sketches for Pedal Piano, op. 58
GUILMANT: March on a theme by Handel

 

Oct
24
Thu
Liz Lerman – Lecture with Performance Excerpts @ Green Music Center
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm

Visionary artist, choreographer, writer, and educator, Liz Lerman will discuss her artistic process through the lens of her newest project Wicked Bodies. After a week long residency at Sonoma State to develop the piece and to work with faculty and students, Liz and her company will also share excerpts from the work.

Oct
25
Fri
Take Me To The River – Celebrating the Music of New Orleans @ Green Music Center
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm

Following the successful 2017 tour celebrating the music of Memphis, Take Me To The River – New Orleans LIVE! gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul, and jazz together on the same stage for a night of unforgettable music.

Featuring – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington plus Mardi Gras Indians with “Big Chief” Monk Boudreaux of The Golden Eagles and “Big Chief” Romeo of the 9th Ward Hunters

Oct
27
Sun
Victor Santiago Asunción, Piano @ Green Music Center
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm

Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asunción made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Manila Chamber Orchestra, and his New York recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1999. In the years since, he has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines, as a recitalist and concerto soloist.

Program 
Franz LISZT: 6 Grandes Etudes de Paganini
Maurice RAVEL: Miroirs
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata)

Nov
6
Wed
Mrs. Krishnan’s Party @ Green Music Center
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

Indian Ink Theatre Company – A Play by Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan

Wed, Nov 6, 2019 – Tickets: Starting at $25

Indian Ink Theatre Company bridges cultures and expands boundaries with this utterly disarming comedy that seats the audience around the dining table in the back room of an Indian-run convenience store. Now that her son is grown up, Mrs. Krishnan is thinking of selling the shop. It’s Onam, a time to celebrate life, death, and rebirth, and Mrs. Krishnan has to throw the party of her life. Over one joyous evening Mrs. Krishnan’s Party magically transforms strangers into friends through laughter, tears, good music, and great food.

Each night features 8 seats at Mrs. Krishnan’s table – in the center of the action.

Nov
7
Thu
Mrs. Krishnan’s Party @ Green Music Center
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm

Indian Ink Theatre Company – A Play by Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan

Wed, Nov 6, 2019 – Tickets: Starting at $25

Indian Ink Theatre Company bridges cultures and expands boundaries with this utterly disarming comedy that seats the audience around the dining table in the back room of an Indian-run convenience store. Now that her son is grown up, Mrs. Krishnan is thinking of selling the shop. It’s Onam, a time to celebrate life, death, and rebirth, and Mrs. Krishnan has to throw the party of her life. Over one joyous evening Mrs. Krishnan’s Party magically transforms strangers into friends through laughter, tears, good music, and great food.

Each night features 8 seats at Mrs. Krishnan’s table – in the center of the action.