Thursday, November 18, 2010

FRIDAY NOV 19 - The Cake Boss at the Wells Fargo Center

Join celebrity baker Buddy Valastro for an evening of cakes, stories and fun. In this rare live, interactive event, TLC’s Cake Boss will share stories behind his hit series and his colorful Italian family, answer audience questions and give a live demonstration of the techniques that have made him one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the nation.  

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa Fee: Call for information and tickets  Time: 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600 Web:

FRIDAY NOV 19 - Sake Tasting & Seminar

Junipero & Co. will be hosting a premium sake tasting and Education class. Chef Ed Metcalfe of Shiso Sushi in Sonoma will walk you through four tastings of premium sakes. He will talk about milling process, brewing process and what makes a good sake. Light appetizers will be included. RSVP appreciated.

Juniper & Co. offers artisinal foods, culinary antiques, wine country mementos and local wares.

Place: Junipero & Co, 115B East Napa Street, Sonoma CA  Fee: $40 Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Phone Number: (707) 933.9331 Web:

SATURDAY NOV 20 - The Pie's the Limit

At this time of year, it's all about pumpkin and pecan pie...and port....and other dessert wines. Explore delicious dessert combinations at Sonoma Valley Portworks. Complimentary tastings every Saturday in November. Portworks is offering pours of award-winning ports and after-dinner wines alongside pumpkin pie, pecan pie and more!

Place: Sonoma Valley Portworks, 613 2nd Street, Petaluma  Time:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Fee: Complimentary Phone: 707-769-5203  Email: Web:

SUNDAY NOV 21 - Safari West Open House

On selected Sundays in November, kids explore free on the African Queen or Nairobi Bus - and, reduced prices for everyone else! Reservations are required.

Place: Safari West  Cost: 12 and under - Kids Free - Adults $20  Email:  Phone: 707-566-3667  Web:

FEB 19-21 - Hank Williams - Lost Highway

The hit musical Hank Williams: Lost Highway is back & better than ever! Hank played to 26 sold out houses last January. Now the original cast returns for an encore presentation. Presented by Heritage Music Theatre.

Starring Tahmus Rounds as the legendary singer, HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY follows Williams' rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to the Grand Ol’ Opry and beyond. Hear those indelible songs such as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It On Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin." See the show the critics raved about, complete with original, outstanding cast and band.  

Place: Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park Tickets: $35, all seats. For tickets call the Spreckels box office at 588-3400.

ONGOING THRU FEB 6 - Mad Science at Sonoma County Museum

"Experiments in Kinetic and Robotic Sculpture"
This exhibition explores creative projects inspired by the convergence of art and science. The works range from mechanical objects to videos, and from the apparently dangerous to the humorous. 

Fee: Adults $5 / Kids free Place: Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa

WEEKENDS THRU DEC 12 - The 1940s Radio Hour

The 1940's Radio Hour is a holiday treat full of 1940s big-band music, swing dancing, patriotism, and old-fashioned sound effects. Take a musical sentimental journey to a bygone era as you experience this "live" radio broadcast from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era, when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in the show), is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

Cost: $15-$39   Location:  6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street,  Santa Rosa   Phone: 707-523-4185   Email: