Things to Do in Sonoma County This Week

Friday, Jan. 15
Ice Cream and Magic: Not only does Shuffle’s Magical Ice Cream Shoppe have many delicious ways you can enjoy their ice cream, you can also pair it with a magical show. This Friday at 8 p.m., watch a live magic performance for $10. Find out more at

Friday, Jan. 15
Murder Mystery Dinner: Enjoy a 3-course meal with a side of murder at Charlie’s Restaurant in Windsor this Friday night. Starting at 7 p.m., find out whodunnit with a production of “The Spy Who Killed Me.” Tickets are $68 per person. Find out more at

Jan. 15-24
Love, Loss and What I Wore: This Friday is the opening night of a mesmerizing play written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. The tale is said to be for women and the men who want to understand them, and will feature a cast of amazing local talent. Opening night is sold out, but tickets are available all the way through Jan. 24 from $15-$40. Find out all the details at

Saturday, Jan. 16
SCHBC Winning Brew Launch Party: The winning brew of the 2015 Sonoma County Home Brewers competition will be available for first tastes this Saturday at Taps Beer Co. & Kitchen. Starting at 1 p.m., come chat with winning brewers from 101 North Brewing Company and enjoy live music from the Dirty Red Barn Band. Plus, taste some award-winning brew. Find out all the details at the Facebook events page.

Saturday, Jan. 16
Comedy Improv: The fine folks of Imagine Improv Factory will be making their debut performance this Saturday at Shuffle’s Magical Ice Cream Shoppe for a free show. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m., and promises to be family-friendly. Find out all the details at

Saturday, Jan. 16
Kathy Griffin: The two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian is performing live this Saturday at Uptown Theatre in Napa, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75. Find out all the details at

Saturday, Jan. 16
Movie & Wine Night: Pop on over to Gloria Ferrer for a glass of bubbly and a movie this Saturday night. The winery has partnered with the Sonoma Valley Film Festival to feature “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.” Tickets to the 7 p.m. showing are $15, and include a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine and movie snacks. Find out more at

Jan. 16-17
Winter WINEland: Participating wineries, including some private venues, will open their doors for the 24th annual wine festival this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect to enjoy food pairing, music, entertainment and tours at various locations. New this year is Breakfast with a Winemaker on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. For all the details, visit

Jan. 16-17
Santa Rosa Salsa Festival: Add some heat to your weekend when the Santa Rosa Salsa Festival comes to the Flamingo Resort and Spa. Both days will be seasoned by Latin dance workshops, salsa performances, food and wine tastings and more. Tickets range from $20-$89. Find out more information at

Sunday, Jan. 17
Children’s Art Show Reception: Through Jan. 24, amazing art by young artists is on display at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. This Sunday, the museum will host a free artist’s reception from 2-14 p.m., celebrating these talented youth. The event will include music by the Petaluma Children’s Chorus. More details at

Sunday, Jan. 17
Folk Music in Sebastopol: This Sunday, kick back for a night of folk-country music when Grammy-nominated Steve Seskin and Craig Carothers, and Grammy award winner Don Henry perform live at the Sebastopol Community Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and will include these amazing musicians and a few others. Tickets are $20-$25. Find out more at

Sunday, Jan. 17
MLK Birthday Celebration: Celebrate history this Sunday with a free family event to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. for his birthday. From 7-8:30 p.m., the event will include music, awards, a children’s program and art, as well as Keynote Speaker actress Donzaleigh Abernathy. Doors at the Santa Rosa High School auditorium open at 6:30 p.m. Find out all the details at

Other upcoming events:

Friday, Jan. 16

‘Other Peoples’ Money’: Live drama by North Bay Stage Company. Opens 8 tonight; closes Jan. 31. East Auditorium, Wells Fargo Center. $26. 546-3600,

John Courage: Singer- songwriter, plus Rags, Owl Paws. 8:30 tonight. HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $10. 829-7300,

Kool Jam: San Francisco hip-hop artist, plus SF rapper p-lo. 8 tonight. $25. Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. 762-3565,

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Out-of-work musician falls in with two small-time rival gangsters. Opens 8 tonight; closes Feb. 7. 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. $15-$32. 523-4185,

Saturday, Jan. 16

Monte Schulz: Cartoonist Charles Schulz’s son reads from newest novel, ‘Crossing Eden,’ and performs live music, backed by a trio. 2 p.m. Saturday. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. $5-$10. 579-4452,

‘Songcatcher’s Tour’: Jim Kweskin, Meredith Axelrod & Suzy Thompson. 8 p.m. Saturday.. Occidental Center for the Arts. $25.

Kahane-Swensen-Brey Trio: Pianist Jeffrey Kahane, violinist Joseph Swensen, cellist Carter Brey. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Weill Hall, Green Music Center. $35 & up., 866-955-6040.

‘Olive to Laugh’: As part of the ongoing Sonoma Valley Olive Season celebration, the Crushers of Comedy perform at 6 p.m. Saturday. Krug Center Sonoma Valley Inn, Sonoma. $25-$35,

Sunday, Jan. 17

Garrison Keillor: Author and former longtime ‘Prairie Home Companion’ radio show host. 4 p.m. Sunday. Nourse Theater, San Francisco. $29.

Cantiamo Sonoma: Choral group performs at Epiphany Evensong Series at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa.

Soulshine Blues Band: ‘Blues & BBQ’ series. 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Twin Oaks Tavern, Penngrove., 795-5118.

Nicholas Phan: Opera tenor. 3 p.m. Sunday. Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center. $30., 866-955-6040.

Monday, Jan. 18

‘Museum Monday for Little Ones’: Stories, arts, crafts and games for kids ages 1-5 and their grownups. 10 a.m.-noon Monday. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. $5 per child; 2 adults per child free until 11 a.m. 579-4452,

Tuesday, Jan. 19

‘Journey to Fountaingrove’: Saga of immigrant leader Kanaye Nagasawa and utopian commune founded by Thomas Lake Harris near Santa Rosa in 1875. Daily except Mondays through Feb. 21. Sonoma County Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa. $7-$10l 12 & under free. 579-1500,

Wednesday, Jan. 20

‘Harlem Globetrotters’: Clown Princes of the basketball court. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Haehl Pavilion, Santa Rosa Junior College. $31 & up.

‘Les Pecheurs de Perles’: ‘Met Opera Live’ screening stars Diana Damrau in Bizet’s classic. 1 & 7 p.m. Wednesday.. Rialto, Sebastopol. $18-$25. 525-4840,

‘Cat in the Hat’: Live stage production of Dr. Seuss favorite. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa. $5-$17. 546-3600,

Thursday, Jan. 21

‘Songwriters in the Round’: Four singer-songwriters perform. 8 p.m. Thursday. HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $8. 829-7300,

Friday, Jan. 22

Marc-Andre Hamlin: Canadian pianist and composer. 7: 30 p.m. Jan. 22. Weill Hall, Green Music Center. $35 & up., 866-955-6040.

‘A Steady Rain’: Opens Jan. 22; closes Feb. 6. Left Edge Theatre, Carston Cabaret, Wells Fargo Center. $30-$40. 546-3600,

Saturday, Jan. 23

Latin Jazz: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band, Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Weill Hall, Green Music Center. $40-$70. 866-965-6040.

‘Arrows into Infinity’: Documentary on jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. SHED Grange, Healdsburg. $12.

Jake Shimabukuro: Ukulele master. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. Uptown Theatre, Napa. $25-$65. 259-0123,

Sonoma County Philharmonic: Conducted by Norman Gambona, with feature trombonist Bruce Chrisp. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23; 2 p.m. Jan. 24. Santa Rosa High School auditorium. $10-$15; 18 & under free.

Sunday, Jan. 24

‘Peter and the Wolf’: Santa Rosa Symphony performs Prokofiev’s classic, acted out onstage by the Platypus Theatre. 3 p.m. Jan. 24. Weill Hall, Green Music Center. $12-$127., 866-955-6040.

Charles Lloyd & Bill Frisell: Live jazz saxophone and guitar concert. First stop in a new tour. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. SHED Grange, Healdsburg. $75.

Wood Brothers: Brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, plus Jano Rix, play the blues and more. Liz Vice opens at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $26-$31. 765-2121,

‘Hick in the Hood’: One-man play written and performed by San Francisco film & TV actor Michael Sommers. 3 p.m. Jan. 24. Occidental Center for the Arts. $15. 874-9392,

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