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

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