Things to Do this Week in Sonoma County, Nov. 11-20

Coming up this weekend: Sonoma Bar Battle in Sonoma, Dancing with the Stars in Healdsburg, Banjo Extravaganza in Sebastopol - and much more!

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Mark your calendars, we have some fun things planned for you this week. This Saturday is the “Iron Chef”-like competition, Sonoma Bar Battle. Also on Saturday is the popular Dancing with the Stars at the Raven event in Healdsburg. This and more is in our list of things to do.



Diwali Festival: Celebrate India’s “Festival of Lights” in Santa Rosa with a feast and concert by Bollywood singing star Kavita Krishnamurti. The event takes place at Jackson Theater at the Sonoma Country Day School. Admission is $31-$81. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Find out all details at

Dancing with the Stars: Sonoma County “stars” and professional dancers have paired up for a night of entertaining dance at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are $35-$45. Find out more information at

Sonoma Bar Battle: Listen to live music, taste a variety of cocktails, and watch as bartenders compete in heats, creating unique drinks incorporating “secret ingredients.” The 21-plus event takes place at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35-$40. Find out more at

“Journeys” Documentary Series: This Saturday at the Community Baptist Church in Santa Rosa, musician Jim Kroft presents his traveling documentary series, “Journeys.” The event will focus on change through culture, a worldwide community, and a belief in human rights through films that explore his journey through Greece and the Balkans, and through his live music. Free tickets are available with advance reservation at Find out more information at the Facebook events page.

SUNDAY, Nov. 13

Banjo Extravaganza: Enjoy a night of bluegrass with a lively lineup of banjo players at this year’s California Banjo Extravaganza. This Saturday’s concert takes place at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22-$25. Find out more at

Amos Lee: Grammy-nominated folk, rock and soul singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Monday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa.
Grammy-nominated folk, rock and soul singer-songwriter Amos Lee plays Luther Burbank Center on Monday, November 14.

Friday, Nov. 11

Face to Face Film Series: ‘Moonlight,’ a young man’s struggle to find himself, 7 tonight, Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. $8.25-$10.75. 829-3456,

‘Laughing Matters’: Comedy show featuring North Bay stand-up comedians, 8 tonight, Raven Performing Arts Theater, Healdsburg. $25-$55, benefits Movember Foundation. 433-6335,

Saturday, Nov. 12

Anita Bear Sandwina: Original compositions with the soulful singer and guitarist, 8 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Center for the Arts. $15. 874-9392,

The Blues Session: Blues-influenced American music with local artists, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cloverdale Arts Alliance. $5. 894-4410,

Neko Case: Versatile indie-rock singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $30-$40. 546-3600,

Winger: Hard rock band from New York City, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, House of Rock, Santa Rosa. $40-$50.

Coco Montoya: Blues and rock ’n’ roll guitarist and vocalist, 9 p.m. Saturday, Redwood Café, Cotati. $20-$25. 795-7868,

Michael Feinstein: Great American Songbook selections with the vocalist, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $35-$85. (866) 955-6040,

Sunday, Nov. 13

Calidore String Quartet: Santa Rosa Junior College chamber concert series, 4 p.m. Sunday, Newman Auditorium, SRJC Santa Rosa campus. $17.75-$28.75. (415) 392-4400,

Celtic Thunder: Traditional Irish and folk music to contemporary, rock and classical crossover, 8 p.m. Sunday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $59-$69. 546-3600,

William Fitzsimmons: Acoustic/indie/folk singer-songwriter, known for ‘Passion Play’ and ‘Please Don’t Go,’ 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $17. 765-2121,

Pouya: Rap artist from Miami, known for ‘Straight Up,’ 8 p.m. Sunday, Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. $20. 762-3565,

Monday, Nov. 14

‘Shadow of a Doubt’: Vintage Film Series presentation of the classic 1943 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, 7 p.m. Monday, Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma. $7-$9.50. 996-2020,

Amos Lee: Grammy-nominated folk, rock and soul singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Monday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $55-$65. 546-3600,

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Stunt Dog Experience: Dancing dogs, tricks and big-air stunts with Chris Perondi’s four-legged cast, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $16-$21. 546-3600,

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Error 147: Nueva, Windsor High School’s performing arts program, presents their theatrical dance show called “Error 147.” The show starts at 7 p.m. at Windsor High, with the box office opening at 6 p.m., Nov. 16-18. Tickets are $5-$8. To see photos from past performances and gather more information, visit

Orquesta Victoria: Fourteen-piece tango orchestra from Buenos Aires, with dancers and singer Mariana Quinteros, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Theater, Yountville. $25-$35. 944-9900,

Thursday, Nov. 17

The Beach Boys: ‘50 Years of Good Vibrations’ with the all-American surf band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $65-$85. 546-3600,

Friday, Nov. 18

Sonoma Bach: ‘A Grateful Heart: Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving,’ 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19, Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $15-$25. (877) 914-2224,

‘Music Man’: Cinnabar Young Rep production of the family-friendly musical comedy, opens 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. Through Dec. 4. $10-$15. 763-8920,

Lita Ford: Rock guitarist and special guest Enuff Z’Nuff, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, House of Rock, Santa Rosa. $55-$75. 791-3482,

Saturday, Nov. 19

Winterblast: Street performances, open arts studios, 5-9:30 p.m. Nov. 19, parades at 6 and 8 p.m., SOFA Art District (South of A Street), Santa Rosa. Free.

Sonoma County Roller Derby: Final home game of the season, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. $5-$25.

‘Thanksgiving Feast with Snoopy’: ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ feast and screening, plus crafts, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. Two canned food donations per child admission, $8-$12 adults. 579-4452,

Boz Scaggs: Soulful rhythm and blues and rock musician of ‘Silk Degrees’ fame, 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Uptown Theatre, Napa. $65-$85. 259-0123,

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz vocalist, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20, Blue Note Napa. $35-$55. 603-1258,

Sunday, Nov. 20

Sonoma State University Symphonic Chorus & Chamber Singers: ‘Family Concert by Candlelight,’ 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $8. 664-4246,

Sonoma Musica Viva: ‘The Music of G.I. Gurdjieff’ with pianist Charles Ketcham, 2 p.m. Nov. 20, Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $8. 664-4246,

‘Dear Jazzy’: Songs and stories with Sean Hayes and others, benefitting paralyzed Petaluma 8-year-old Jazzlin Mejia, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $48. 765-2121,