Written by Crissi Langwell & Dan Taylor for the Press Democrat.
Ready for some springtime fun this weekend? We have a few ideas. On Saturday take a hike up Bald Mountain. And all weekend long there will be Easter egg hunts, galore. All this and more is in our list of things to do.
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Saturday, March 26
Brunch on Bald Mountain: This Saturday, hike to the top of Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf for a brunch with a view. Not up for the hike but still want to enjoy the scenic meal? Hitch a ride to the top with one of the Team Sugarloaf vehicles. Regardless of method, those who reach the summit will be treated to a delicious picnic brunch and a panoramic view. Tickets are $10-$60. Hikers should arrive at the end of Adobe Canyon Rd. at 9:15 a.m., and riders should arrive by 9:45 p.m. Reservations are required. Find out more at www.sugarloafpark.org.
Saturday, March 26
Kids Free Day at Schulz Museum: Kids get in free at Charles Schulz Museum this Saturday for a day of hands-on crafts and springtime fun. Curren exhibits include Snoopy and the Red Baron, the making of The Peanuts Movie, football features and more. Find out all the details at schulzmuseum.org.
Sunday, March 27
Story Time with the Little Mermaid: Ariel is coming to Tutu-A-Gogo in Windsor to share her underwater insight with boys and girls. She will tell tales about the creatures living in the ocean, and even teach kids how to swim dance like mermaids do. Admission is $14, and the fun starts at 10:15 a.m. Find out more at tutu-a-gogo.com.
Sunday, March 27
Picnic at Muscardini Cellars: On Easter Sunday, pack yourself a picnic lunch and head on over to this Kenwood Winery for a relaxing afternoon among friends and family. It’s free to just hang out, and to play croquet or corn hole in the back garden space. Find out more at muscardinicellars.com.
Other upcoming events:
Friday, March 25
Good Friday Concert: ‘Requiem’ by John Rutter, 8 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa. $15-$25. 579-2604, incarnationsantarosa.org.
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal: Three early 20th-century masterpieces, 8 p.m., Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $35-$85. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.
Trecelence: Thrash metal band, 7:30 p.m., Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. $8. 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.
‘Powerful Women Within’: Poems, stories, portraits and songs empowering women, 7 p.m., Petaluma Historical Library & Museum. Free. 778-4398, petalumamuseum.com.
Saturday, March 26
Easter Egg Hunt: Annual search in the vineyards, ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville. $12. Reservations required; sold-out. 857-1471, francisfordcoppolawinery.com.
Pianist Richard Glazier: Golden Era favorites and narration, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $30. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.
Spring Egg Hunt for Tots: Egg hunts for ages 3 and younger at 10 and 10:45 a.m., ages 4 and 5 at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Howarth Park Softball Field, Santa Rosa. $8, pre-sale tickets only. 543-3737, srcity.org.
Hoodoo: Blues rock band, 9 p.m. Saturday, HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $10. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.
Dana Gioia: State poet laureate at WordTemple poetry series, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Free. 829-4797, wordtemple.com.
SonoMusette: Sound and spirit of mid-20th century Paris, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Glaser Center, Santa Rosa. $15-$20. sonomusette.com
Sunday, March 27
Easter Brunch: Menu includes omelets, seasonal buffet and pastries; 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Ramekins, Sonoma. $25-$65. 933-0450, ramekins.com.
Ned Kahn: Exhibit merging art and science, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, di Rosa, Napa. $5 suggested donation. Continues through April 10. 226-5991, dirosaart.org.
‘Path to Cygnus X-1’: Journey some 6,100 light years from Earth, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Santa Rosa Junior College Planetarium, Lark Hall, Santa Rosa campus. $5-$8. 527-4465, santarosa.edu/planetarium.
Monday, March 28
Healdsburg Chef’s Table: Dinner and conversation with Sonoma County restaurateur Mark Stark, 6 p.m. Monday, Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg. $98. 431-9999, relishculinary.com.
Tuesday, March 29
Elvis Costello: Solo ‘Detour’ with guest Larkin Poe, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $69-$85. 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.
Wednesday, March 30
Borealis String Quartet: Chamber music ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg. $25. borealisstringquartet.com.
Thursday, March 31
Meg Ryan: Sonoma International Film Festival screening of the actress’s directorial-debut film ‘Ithaca,’ followed by a question-and-answer session, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma. Open to pass-holders. 933-2600, sonomafilmfestival.org.
Friday, April 1
Sonny Landreth: Slide guitarist plus Volker Strifler, 8 p.m. April 1, HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $25. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.
Goo Goo Dolls: Yountville Live red carpet gala with acoustic performance, interactive gourmet meal and reserve wine, 7-10 p.m. April 1, Yountville Live Main Stage and Tent, Yountville. $295 (includes weekend pass). yountvillelive.com.
‘Private Lives, Private Lies’: Original play explores the struggles and joys of eight LGBTQ people, 7 p.m. April 1, Graton Community Club. $20. brownpapertickets.com/event/2510068.
‘Time Stands Still’: Moving story of relationships, midlife crisis and ties of friendship, 8 p.m. April 1, Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. $9-$25. 763-8920, cinnabartheater.org.
Spring Dance: Dance spectacular with U.S.-Korean collaborative performance, 7:30 p.m. April 1, Person Theatre, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. $5. 664-4246, sonoma.edu.
The Millards: Rock-reggae band, 8 p.m. April 1, Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. $8. 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.
‘Silent Sky’: Story of American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, opening night, 8 p.m. April 1, 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. $10-$25. 523-4185, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.
Saturday, April 2
Santa Rosa Symphony: ‘Rhythmic Vitality’ with cellist Zuill Bailey and mezzo-soprano Bonnie Brooks, 2 and 8 p.m. April 2, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $10-$80. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.
Sonoma International Film Festival: Film Jury Awards ceremony, 5-6 p.m. April 2, Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma. Open to pass-holders. 933-2600, sonomafilmfest.org.
‘Dancing with the Stars & Stripes’: Ballroom dance competition benefits Veterans Resource Centers of America, 7:30 p.m. April 2, Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. $35-$50. dancingwiththestarsandstripes.org.
Sunday, April 3
Bubbles Brunch: ‘American Idol’ winner Kris Allen, soul food, sparkling mimosa bar, noon April 3, Yountville Live. $75. yountvillelive.com.
Navarro Trio & Friends: All-Russian program of chamber music, 2 p.m. April 3, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $8. 866-955-6040, sonoma.edu.
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