Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sonoma County Events: Friday-Monday, Jan. 13-16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012
Martini Madness at Saddles Restaurant - Sonoma
Bartenders from Sonoma Valley restaurants, bars & pubs vie to create the best new martini. Olive martini creations from local restaurants & bars, live jazz & delicious appetizers. Sample each of these unique, olive-inspired martinis & vote for your favorite! $40 for Martini Madness & $85 for the Martini Madness dinner package which includes admission to Martini Madness followed by a 3-course dinner at Saddles. Special room rates that night at MacArthur Place of $199 for guestrooms or $299 for suites, call reservations at (800) 722-1866 and ask for the 'Martini Madness rate".

Place: MacArthur Place Inn, 29 East MacArthur Street, Sonoma Phone: (707) 938-2929 Fee: $40/$85 Event Hours: 5-7pm. Web: Information

Friday, January 13, 2012
Wonderbread 5 - Sebastopol
These guys are having fun & it shows. Wonder Bread 5 provides one of the most unique live experiences you can have! They are fun, spirited and will go all night long with huge smiles on their faces, as they love doing what they do. From 70s disco to current hits. 80s new wave & rock athens to classic Jackson 5. Special guests... SALLY HAGGARD.

Place: HOPMONK, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol Phone: (707) 829-7300 Tickets: $20. Doors Open: 8pm. Ages: 21+ Web:

Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15, 2012
Winter Wineland
Celebration, Wine Education: This is a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. Each participating winery will either host an artist for the weekend, so you will enjoy their fine-art, or the winery will have an educational display to help you learn about vineyard management or wine making....thus, Wine ~ Art ~ Education.

Place: Various Wineries in Sonoma County Fee: Advance Online Tickets: $45 Weekend, $35 Sun. Only, $5 Designated Drivers Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-857-1400 Web:

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Joan Rivers @ Wells Fargo Center
Performing Arts: The Emmy Award-winning Joan Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashion. Described as a post-menopausal Lenny Bruce, you can count on this legendary comedian to deliver a full evening of all things raunchy and politically incorrect.

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
Fee: $50, $40, $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600 Web:

Sunday, January 15, 2012
John Edward Psychic Medium @ Wells Fargo Center
Performing Arts: Internationally acclaimed psychic medium John Edward brings an honest and thought provoking attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. Edward uses his unique abilities to connect people with loved ones who have passed on. 50

Place: Wells Fargo Center, Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
Fee: $94, $74, $54 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600 Web:

Monday, January 16, 2012
Dog Swim @ Spring Lake Regional Park
The favorite event of Sonoma County canines is back! The swimming lagoon at Spring Lake Regional Park will turn into a leash-free dog park. Dogs will get to frolic in the lagoon from 9am-4pm for this 1-day special event. (Due to health regulations, only dogs will be allowed to swim during this event). The Parks Foundation is requesting donations of $3 per dog for Regional Park members and $5 per dog for non-members. Proceeds will benefit Spring Lake Park. Parking near the lagoon is free for members and $6 for non-members.

Place: The lagoon at Spring Lake, 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa Phone: (707) 539-8092 Fee: $3/$5 Web: Information

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sonoma County Events - Jan. 6-8, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012
Gladys Knight @ Wells Fargo Center
Don't miss this opportunity to see the original American idol, Miss Gladys Knight, in an intimate performance of pure music, heart and soul. The evening showcases fan favorites such as "Midnight Train To Georgia,", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," and newer hits from her latest recording.

Place: 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Fee: $87.50, $67.50 and $45.50 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600

SATURDAY, January 7, 2012
Mythbusters @ Wells Fargo Center
The all-new, live stage show “MythBusters Behind the Myths,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, promises to be an evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science.

Place: 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Fee: $85, $65 and $45 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600

SATURDAY, January 7, 2012
Crab Feed - Rohnert Park
The Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Crab Feed. It's an all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and bread feast w/ a no-host bar. Event Hours: 5-7pm.

Place: Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park Fee: $50, or $60 at the door. Children ages 12 and younger cost $20. Adults who are not eating crab cost $20. Contact: Chamber of Commerce at 584-1415 to purchase tickets & for more info.

SUNDAY, January 8, 2012
Dream Day Bridal Show
Don't miss the #1 Bridal Show north of San Francisco! Over 90 booths, 2 seminars, food/cake samples; FREE mini-makeovers; Bridal Salon; PLUS thousands of dollars in prizes, including 2 GRAND PRIZES from the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and the Doubletree Hotel. Valet parking. Prizes for attending grooms.

Place: One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA Fee: $15 (free pass available online) Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone Number: 707-579-5886

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sonoma County Events for Dec. 16-22, 2011

Friday, Saturday, SundaySebastopol Ballet's The Nutcracker!
Celebrating our 20th anniversary, we bring you our magical Nutcracker, with award-winning dancing, handmade costumes, and Sugar Plum Parties at 1pm on Saturday & Sunday. Don't miss our incredible sea scene, with sparkling sea monster and lobster in pointe shoes! Order tickets online or call. 

Place: Analy High School Theater, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol CA  Fee: $20 Reserved/$15 General/$10 Seniors & Ages 3-12 Time: Fri & Sat 7pm/Sat & Sun 2pm Phone Number: 800-838-3006

Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker
Acclaimed for exquisite dancing and spectacular sets and costumes, critics rave that Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is “flawless,” “breathtaking” and “dazzling.” Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with the richness of Russian classical dance. 

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
Fee: $67.50, $47.50, $37.50 Time: Shows at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at DeLoach
Bring your family and come enjoy the holiday season at DeLoach Vineyards! Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride around our vineyards - complimentary with wine tasting participation. If you do not wish to wine taste, tickets can be purchased for $2. Children are free. We hope to see you there! 

Place: DeLoach Winery, 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa Fee: free with wine tasting Time: 1pm - 4pm Phone Number: 707-526-9111

Kids Holiday Treats Workshop
We're thrilled to offer the 9th annual holiday treats workshop! The kids will do it all—measure, mix, stir, roll, bake, decorate, and eat—as they create yummy seasonal treats. Each participant will take home a decorated box with goodies to share...or not! Everyone will enjoy peppermint ice cream at the end of the class. 

Place: Relish Culinary School, 14 Matheson St., Healdsburg
Fee: $55 Time: 2:00 - 4:30pm Phone Number: (707)431-9999

Family Gingerbread House Decorating
Each group will decorate a pre-built gingerbread house with tons of frosting, oodles of candy and a dusting of powdered sugar "snow", sure to bring out the creative side in kids of all ages. We'll enjoy holiday music and hot cocoa to complete this family-friendly gathering. 

Place: 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA
Fee: $79/Group of up to 5 Time: 7pm-8:30pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sonoma County Events for November 18-20, 2011

FRIDAY 11/18-20 and SUNDAY12/1-4
Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical
A magical theatrical event for the whole family! This newly adapted Broadway musical is based on the beloved 1954 film & bubbles over with classic Irving Berlin songs such as "Blue Skies," "Sisters" and "White Christmas." Begin your holiday season with Roustabout Theater's Apprentice production of this heartwarming musical. Show runs: Nov. 18-20 & Dec. 1-4. 

Place: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Phone: (800) 838-3006 Fee: Tickets: $16-$26

Eat, Pray, Laugh - A 1-Woman Show
A wholly enlightening 1-woman show. Hilarious, inventive & thoroughly charming. Chronicling Alicia's 3-month solo trip across India, as she searched for spiritual salvation (and maybe a nice guy!), the show describes her encounters with seductive French yoga teachers, scary Indian toilets, an Italian fashion exporter with a Krishna fetish, Chabad Jews on the Ganges, and mosquitoes the size of small ponies. Ultimately, certain that her journey was not going to turn out anything like she'd imagined, Alicia discovers the true meanings of mustaches, masala chai, laughter (she's now a certified laughter yoga instructor), and lots about life & love.

Place: The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa Time: 8pm

FRIDAY 11/18 to FRIDAY 12/23
A Christmas Story - 6th Street Playhouse
"A Christmas Story" is presented from November 18 through December 23, 2011 at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. Enjoy this faithful stage adaptation recalling Ralphie Parker’s holiday memories, including his obsession with receiving a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

Place: 6th Street Playhouse Phone: (707) 523-4185

Comedy Improv Theatresports - 6th Street Playhouse
Theatresports™ combines the thrill of a sporting event with the hilarity of great comedy when 2 improv teams perform in a series of challenge rounds to delight the audience & win points from judges.

Place: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa Time: 8pm Fee: $14 For tickets call the Box Office: (707) 523-4185

Artisano at Vintners Inn
Annual Artisano partners with Vintners Inn for a two-day celebration in November. Features winemaker dinner; wine/food/art display/tasting; and, a casual harvest dinner prepared by Chef Tom Schmidt of John Ash & Co.

Place: Vintners Inn Fee: $65 to $150 depending on event(s) Time: 6:30pm Friday to 10pm Saturday Phone Number: 707-894-8500

Dana Carvey at the Wells Fargo Center
Dana Carvey started by winning the San Francisco Comedy Competition while in college and went on to fame with “Saturday Night Live.” He created a multitude of zany characters—the “Church Lady,” “Hans” of the Hans and Franz body building duo, and “Garth” from “Wayne’s World.”

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA Fee: $69, $49, $39 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600

Enjoy an evening of traditional storytelling (not reading) by 7 experienced local tellers! This annual event acquaints adults with storytelling. Recommended for teens through adults; children may are welcome if they have good attention span. Refreshments & teller CDs for sale at intermission. ASL interpreters will sign during performance.

Place: Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Fee: free Time: 7-9 PM Phone Number: 707-540-0655

Annual Wild Game Winery Dinner @ St. Francis Winery
Our annual Wild Game Winery Dinner highlights seasonal game harvested by prominent producers. Executive Chef Dave Bush has hand-selected an assortment of premium St. Francis Artisan Series wines to pair perfectly with each delicious course. Reservations required.

Place: St. Francis Winery, 100 Pythian Road at Highway 12, Santa Rosa Fee: $125/$99 Wine Club Members Time: 6:30pm Phone Number: 888-675-9463

Hands-on Artisanal Cocktail Classes
.....w/ Spoonbar Mixologist Scott Beattie. Great holiday parties are much more memorable with great holiday cocktails, and we're proud to offer some stellar suggestions for your party this year. This class will essentially be a mock holiday party, scheduled conveniently just before the holidays, with a half dozen different holiday drinks on hand for guests to indulge in, including: Scott's famous Hot Buttered Rum, Classic Punch, The allspice-laden Lion's Tail, The crimson-red, Sparkling Bella Ruffina & a first of the season winter citrus cocktail. All recipes will be provided & Scott will be available to answer any questions about how to prepare the drinks. For extra fun, guests are encourages to wear an atrocious holiday sweater & there will be a contest for the worst-of-the-worst. The winner will get a free dinner for two at Spoonbar. Class includes all produce, spirits, materials, & snacks (provided by Chef Rudy Mihal of Spoonbar). Size is limited to 40 lucky guests.

Place: H2 Hotel, 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg Phone: (707) 922-5251Time: 2pm-4pm Fee: $50

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sonoma County Events for November 11-15, 2011

Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade & Flyover
See what has been called the largest, most colorful parade of its kind in Northern California as it winds its way through Historic Downtown heading south on Petaluma Boulevard.

Place: Downtown Petaluma  Fee: Free Time: Parade steps off at about 1 p.m. Phone Number: 707-769-0429

Lisa Lampanelli at Wells Fargo Center
Nothing is sacred and no one is safe from Lisa Lampanelli, who even earned praise from the King of insult comedy Howard Stern. A cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen, Lampanelli has been called “a brilliant comedy mind who'll steal the show every time”.

Place: WFC 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA Fee: 42.75 Time: 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600

Graton Craft Show
Come on out to the historical Graton Community Club on Nov. 11th and 12th to see and purchase a beautiful replica of one of Sonoma County's historical landmarks in birdhouse form. Built form reclaimed redwood barn wood these functional replicas make an unforgettable gift.

Place: Main St. & N. Edison, Graton, CA  Fee: Free Time: 9am - 4pm Phone Number: 707-217-3690

Dancing with the Stars at the Raven
Local celebrities, "Stars" pair with dance Professionals to compete for your votes -- just like the wildly popular ABC-TV show. Audience members and the public will vote at $1 a pop for their favorite dance team.

Place: Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg Fee: $35 Front Orchestra, $25 Regular Seating Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-433-6335

Anaba Wines Roaring Twenties Gala
Get out your flapper dresses and zoot suits and go back in time with Anaba Wines to celebrate the Roaring Twenties. Test your luck at roulette, taste our homemade brandy, learn the Charleston, and indulge in hors d'oeuvres and wine. This event is sure to be the Cat's Meow so get your tickets now.

Place: Anaba Winery, 21692 Eighth Street East, Ste 200, Sonoma CA Fee: $50/$35 Wine Club Time: 6pm-9pm Phone Number: 707-996-4188

Brew Master’s Dinner
Join Hopmonk Tavern for a Brew Master's Dinner, featuring special guest, Trey White, the President of Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Anderson Valley will highlight five of their beers paired along side a menu prepared by Executive Chef Billy Reid. Reservations are recommended.

Place: Hopmonk, 691 Broadway, Sonoma Fee: $55 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity Time: 6 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 935-9100

Relish Kids in the Kitchen: Kid- Friendly Appetizers
With all the parties this time of year, it's fun to have the kids contribute by making some delicious, kid-friendly appetizers. The Culinary Dude Scott Davis leads kids to easily make these tasty and creative dishes. Once the apps are complete, the kids will arrange them artfully on platters before they devour them for dinner.

Place: Relish Culinary Adventures, 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA
Fee: $50 Time: 4pm-6pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999

Nine, Wine & Dine
Enjoy nine holes of golf, wine tasting on each hole and dinner in the Bluewater Bistro. On course contests, too!

Place: The Links at Bodega Harbour, 2131 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay CA Fee: $65 Time: 2pm Phone Number: 707-875-3538

Friday, October 28, 2011

Events for October 28-31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011
Halloween Party
Can't wait for the ghouls, ghosts, witches, fair maidens, Bacchus, goblins, etc... to join us at our annual Halloween Party. $15 gets you 2 glasses of wine, munchies, and a chance to win best costume and door prizes!

Place: Cotati Corner, 1818 La Plaza, Suite 106, Cotati Fee: See description Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 793 9357

Friday, October 28, 2011
Halloween Party w/ Gator Beat & DJ Groucho
Goodies, Ghoulies, Decorations, Lessons & Fabulous Dance Music!
7pm - Zydeco Dance Lesson
7:45pm - Monster Mash Cruisin' Line Dance
8:15-11:30pm - Dancing to Gator Beat & DJ Groucho.
- Costumes encouraged, but optional.

Place: Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Ave., Santa Rosa  Fee: $15

Friday, October 28, 2011
Halloween Party in Sebastopol
Hosted by Räven Green. Music & Dancing. Costumed event - Our special scary food includes appetizers, black ravioli and scary sushi, spiced wine punch.

Place: La Bodega, 2295 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol Fee: $27 members price includes dinner. Late cover (after 8:30) $15 for appetizers and music Time: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Phone Number: 707-827-1832

Friday, October 28, 2011
Haunted Winery Halloween Party
Join Trione Vineyards and Winery for a spook-tacular Halloween celebration including live music from two local bands - Crazy Famous & Pat Jordan Band as well as food, wine, beer, prizes and costume contests. Proceeds benefit Redwood Empire Food Bank & Geyserville Unified School District.

Place: Trione Winery, 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville Fee: $15 presale/$20 at the Door Time: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Phone Number: 707-814-8100
Friday, October 28, 2011
Golden Dragon Acrobats at Wells Fargo Center
Champion acrobats, contortionists and jugglers combine breathtaking skill and spell-binding beauty to transform 2,000 years of Chinese tradition into an awe-inspiring display of talent and grace.

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA  Fee: $35/$25-Adult, $29/$19-Child Time: 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-546-3600

Friday, October 28, 2011
Birdies, Brews & BBQ's: Oktoberfest Edition
Golf, beer & BBQ! Perfect combination! 18 holes of golf, beer tasting on the course and a great BBQ after the round. Register online.

Place: The Links at Bodega Harbour, 21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay CA  Fee: $75 Time: 12pm Phone Number: 707-875-3538

Friday, October 28, 2011
Fashion in the Vineyards
Annual Fashion in the Vineyards fashion Show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club Valley of the Moon in Sonoma. Fashion in the Vineyards is one special event! Glamorous models strut their stuff on the elevated catwalk wearing the latest elegant fashions.

Place: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma CA Fee: Call for information & tickets Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-938-8544 x106

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade
Join us for the Annual Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade! Activities include dog parade, dog costume contest, kid games with prizes, face painting, raffles, Mobile Pet Adoptions and more.

Place: Plaza Park, Downtown Healdsburg CA  Fee: $10 Dogs/Children Free Time: 12pm-2pm Phone Number: 707-431-1044

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Project ZIN - Healdsburg
This preeminent wine event will gather some of the most sought after Zinfandels paired with decadent bites from Chef Palmer & other local Sonoma Chefs. All proceeds will benefit the Sonoma County Down Syndrome Support Group, (SCDSSG). Sample extraordinary wines from 8 highly-acclaimed Zinfandel producers, taste special creations from Chef Charlie Palmer, Chef de Cuisine Dustin Valette & other outstanding local Sonoma County restaurants, Mingle w/ some of the most elite wine producers, Partake in a silent auction an Support a great local cause.

Place: Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg Event Hours: 6-9pm Fee: $200.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Halloween Costume Contest for Pets/Owners
Halloween fundraiser costume contest for pets & owners. Raffle, photo booth $10 (5x7), bob for bones (dogs only), prizes & surprises!! Dress up like your pet.
Prizes for best dog costume...$25
Best dog and owner costume....$50. 100% of donations go directly to support building a bigger dog park!

Place: The Windsor Dog Park, 302 Sugar Maple Lane (next to Maddie Washburn school)  Event hours: 2-4pm

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Halloween Carnival - Sebastopol
Celebrating the 54th Annual Halloween Carnival hosted by the Twin Hills Apple Blossom Education Foundation.

Place: Apple Blossom School, 700 Watertrough Rd., Sebastopol  Event Hours: 4-9pm

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Halloween at Howarth
Dress in your best costume as we haunt around one of our favorite playgrounds...the Land of Imagination! Ride the train and carousel with your ghostly friends and trick or treat around various locations in our bewitched park.

Place: Howarth Park, 630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa CA  Fee: $5/$8 Pass-Ages 12 & Under Time: 12pm-3pm Phone Number: 707-543-3737

Saturday, October 29, 2011
All Hallows Cemetery Tour
Join us for our annual cemetery tour, led by docent Elissa DeCaro and presented by the Petaluma Museum Association. Please wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing. Rain or shine.

Place: Two Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 7063 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma CA Fee: Free/Donations Welcome Time: 11am Phone Number: 707-778-4398

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Dogtoberfest at Topel Tasting Room
Dog lovers and their faithful companions are invited to join in the festivities. Pet psychic Marla Steele will give readings from 1 to 4 p.m. Artist Robert Harris will be available to sketch renderings of dogs (and cats!) via photo or in “person.”

Place: Topel Tasting Room, at 125 Matheson St. in Healdsburg  Fee: Free Admission Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707-433-4116

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Fresh’s 1st Year Anniversary Celebration
 Join us for our First Year Anniversary Celebration! BBQ, wine tasting, fine art show and sale, live music from Batacha, salsa dancing demonstration, face painting and more.

Place: Fresh, 5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa CA Fee: Free Time: 12pm -4pm Phone Number: 707-595-1049

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Halloween Hafla
Actors Basement presents Dance Journey's 5th Annual Halloween Hafla. Sonoma County's longest operating belly dance troupe presents its annual Halloween Hafla, a fun-filled evening of electrifying belly dancing, festive food & drink, raffles, eye-popping entertainments, vaudeville outrageousness, and more!

Place: The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Admission: $10/per person. Show: 6pm.

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Mermaidfest - Rio Nido
Rio Nido Roadhouse will be the site of "Mermaidfest" an educational & entertaining afternoon to call attention to the need for water preservation & protection. and there will be food, bands, ecology demonstrations, movies & vendors., proceeds benefit Community Clean Water Institute.

Place: Rio Nido Roadhouse  Event hours: 11am-6pm  Admission: $5/per person, Free/kids under 12

Sunday, October 30, 2011
6th Street Improv - Halloween Show
Back for their 4th season with 17 shows, 6th Street IMPROV will delight & amaze you with stories & songs made up on the spot using audience suggestions! From comedy improv competitions with local troupes, to improvised 1940's radio shows & musicals, 6th Street IMPROV performances are always fresh and funny and full of surprising twists and turns.

Place: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa  Tickets: $14.

Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween Murder Mystery Wine Tasting
The B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting Room will be transformed into the Wild West with a saloon filled with patrons hoping to solve the latest murder mystery. The Murder Mystery Wine Tasting includes appetizers and desserts along with a selection of featured wines.

Place: BR Cohn, 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA Fee: $45, $35 for Wine Club Members Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 931-7936

Monday, October 31, 2011
Petaluma Downtown Trick or Treat Trail
 Join over 60 participating Downtown merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12. Prepare for a hauntingly "ghould" time as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma CA

Place: Downtown Petaluma Fee: Free Time: 3pm-5:30pm Phone Number: 707-762-9348

Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween Parade - Windsor
Parade will be led by a Windsor Fire Truck and will proceed through shopping centers, ending at the Community Center for hot dogs, sodas & chips. Trick or Treat Bags will be given out.

Parade starts @: 6p @ Raley's. For more info: 838-4531.

Frankenstein - 6th Street Playhouse
The Independent Eye's "Frankenstein” is presented through October 30th. Mary Shelley's classic novel features a trio of actors & two dozen life-size puppets.

Place: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa For more info: (707)523-4185.