Things To Do This Week in Sonoma County, Nov. 4-13

Enjoy art, music and wellness at the annual O+ Festival in Petaluma, travel back to the 1920s for a Speakeasy Party, be inspired at TEDx Sonoma County. All this and more is in our list of things to do.


Mark your calendars, we have a bunch of fun in store for you this week. This Friday and Saturday, enjoy art, music and wellness at the annual O+ Festival in Petaluma. Be inspired at Saturday’s TEDx Sonoma County. And travel back to the 1920s for a Speakeasy Party. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4

O+ Festival in Petaluma: In a worldwide movement, venues in several different countries are connecting musicians, artists and health and wellness providers in a weekend festival of art, creativity and medicine. One of these celebrations will be held at several locations throughout Petaluma. This free event takes place Friday and Saturday, with program brochures available at The Petaluma Art Center, Griffin Map Design, and other participating locations, as well as by visiting (Nov. 4-5)


End of Harvest Fiesta: California Human Development is celebrating grape harvest workers this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. The events will include cultural music and dancing, authentic Mexican food, health and community services, traditional family fun and more. The event is free to festival goers. Find out more at

TEDx Sonoma County: This year’s Sonoma County TEDx talks fall under the theme of “perspectives” — as in, how one person’s view will differ from another. The line-up of speakers includes storytellers, an animator, a photographer, musicians and more, plus a mystery guest. The event takes place at 1 p.m. at Sonoma Country Day School. Tickets are $25-$45. Find out all the details at

Windsor’s El Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Come in costume with your electric candle to celebrate loved ones who have passed on. A candlelight procession led by drummers and dancers will travel around Town Green, followed by music and dance performances, food and fun. This free event takes place 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Find out more at

Bark After Dark: This Saturday, enjoy an evening of Pasta King food, music, silent auction and more, all for a good cause. This benefit dinner and auction event will include prizes from local wineries, restaurants, pet supply stores and service providers, and more. Find out all the details at

Bourbon, Bacon and Beer Speakeasy Party: Take a step back in time for a “Roaring 20s” shindig at Cloverleaf Ranch in Santa Rosa. From 7-11 p.m., guests are invited to play games, sample bourbon and beer, enjoy bacon bites, dance to ragtime and more. Dress in style wearing your Prohibition-era attire. Tickets are $125 and benefit Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. Find out more at

More upcoming events:

American Jazz musician Helen Sung plays piano as she leads her quartet during a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in the Frederick P Rose Hall, New York, New York, March 9, 2016. (Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)
American Jazz musician Helen Sung, and quartet, perform at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Friday, Nov. 4 (Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)

Friday, Nov. 4

The Sam Chase plus The Crux: Rock and folk, New Orleans brass to jazz, 9 p.m., Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $17. 765-2121,

Helen Sung Quartet: Jazz standards and original compositions with the pianist/composer and her quartet, 7:30 p.m., Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg. $32. 433-4633,

Fly by Train: Rocking folk Americana band, two sets, 8 p.m., Twin Oaks Roadhouse, Penngrove. Free. 795-5118,

One Grass Two Grass: California string band music, 9 p.m., HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $13. 829-7300,

‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’: Pegasus Theater Co. production, opens 8 tonight, Graton Community Club. Open donation. Runs through Nov. 27. 583-2343,

Saturday, Nov. 5

Wine & Food Affair: Wine tasting and food pairing, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, various wineries along northern Sonoma County Wine Road. $30-$80.

‘Whose Live Anyway?’: Improv comedy scenes and songs with Ryan Stiles and crew, 8 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $39-$59. 546-3600,

Mini Maker Faire: Hands-on ‘Make and Collaborate’ science, technology and crafts activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Barnes & Noble, Santa Rosa. Free. 576-7494,

Patrick Ball: Renowned Celtic harpist and storyteller, 8 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Center for the Arts. $20. 874-9392,

‘AgStravaganza’: Santa Rosa Junior College AgTrust gala honoring Sebastopol vintners Terri and John Balletto, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, SRJC Shone Farm, Forestville. $75. 291-2857,

‘Farewell to Engine #74’: Final day of service for C.P. Huntington Train after 47 years, 11:45 a.m.- 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Howarth Park, Santa Rosa. Sold out.

Sunday, Nov. 6

The Ocean: Heavy metal show with synchronized lights, 7 p.m. Sunday, Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. $14-$16. 762-3565,

Agent Orange: Punk rock band, first one mixing punk with surf music, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $17. 765-2121,

Mendocino Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival: Dinners, performances, mushroom foraging and exhibits throughout Mendocino County, through Nov. 13. Various fees. 937-4000,

Monday, Nov. 7

Santa Rosa Symphony: ‘Keyboard Brilliance’ with pianist Orion Weiss, 8 p.m. Monday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $25-$85. 546-8742,

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Open Mic Night with Rojo: Weekly opportunity to take the mic, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Roadhouse, Penngrove. Free. 795-5118,

Wednesday, Nov. 9

‘Fire Birds’: Dark comic mystery, Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival presentation, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. $10. 529-4222,

Thursday, Nov. 10

Hip Chick Farms co-owners: ‘Women in Conversation’ series closer with Jennifer Johnson and Serafina Palandech, 7 p.m. Thursday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $125.

Napa Valley Film Festival: ‘Celebrity Tributes’ honors Lee Daniels, Kurt Russell and five others, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Theater, Yountville. $50. Festival runs through Nov. 13.

Friday, Nov. 11

Face to Face Film Series: ‘Moonlight,’ a young man’s struggle to find himself, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. $8.25-$10.75. 829-3456,

‘Laughing Matters’: North Bay stand-up comedians, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 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. Nov. 12, Occidental Center for the Arts. $15. 874-9392,

The Blues Session: Blues-influenced American music with local artists, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Cloverdale Arts Alliance. $5. 894-4410,

Neko Case: Versatile indie-rock singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Nov. 12, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $30-$40. 546-3600,

Winger: Hard rock band from New York City, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, House of Rock, Santa Rosa. $40-$50.

Coco Montoya: Blues and rock ’n’ roll guitarist and vocalist, 9 p.m. Nov. 12, Redwood Café, Cotati. $20-$25. 795-7868,

Michael Feinstein: Great American Songbook selections with the vocalist, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 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. Nov. 13, Newman Auditorium, 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. Nov. 13, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $59-$69. 546-3600,

Pouya: Rap artist from Miami, known for ‘Straight Up,’ 8 p.m. Nov. 13, Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. $20. 762-3565,

Fifth Annual California Banjo Extravaganza: Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans, 8 p.m. Nov. 13, Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Annex. $22-$25. 823-1511,