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Ten days of fun


Friday, Jan. 10

<strong>'Victor/Victoria':</strong> Based on the 1982 film about Paris entertainer Victoria Grant, who becomes a star female impersonator, the musical opens at 8 tonight and runs through Feb. 2 at the 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $15-$35. 523-4185, <a href="http://6thstreetplayhouse.com" target="_blank">6thstreetplayhouse.com</a>.

Friday, Jan. 10.

<strong>Ill. Gates:</strong> Over the past 16 years, the Toronto-based composer and performer has established a global reputation as a dynamic electronic music artist. See him at 10 tonight at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $15. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Saturday, Jan. 11

<strong>Teen Neon Party:</strong> The dance party for teens ages 14-18 kicks off at the Santa Rosa Vets Building at 7 p.m. Those with valid I.D. can dance all evening, with confetti cannons set to go off at 10 p.m. Security on-site, and zero-tolerance for drugs/alcohol. $20 at the door. 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa <a href="http://neonpartysantarosa.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">neonpartysantarosa.eventbrite.com</a>

Saturday, Jan. 11

<strong>Redwood Writers Open Mic:</strong> The writing group invites the general public to come to the Santa Rosa Central Library and sign up to read. This month's topic is appropriately themed "Starting Over." 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 211 E St., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">www.redwoodwriters.org</a>

Saturday, Jan. 11

<strong>Chang-Rae Lee:</strong> The award-winning author of 'Native Speaker' and 'The Surrendered' talks about his new book, 'On Such a Full Sea,' at 7 p.m. Saturday at Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>, 762-0563.

Saturday, Jan. 11

<strong>Kingsborough:</strong> Inspired by bands that range from The Allman Brothers to Rage Against the Machine, the soulful indie band has become a fast favorite in the Sonoma County music scene. Catch them live at Hopmonk Tavern. $10. 9 p.m. 21-plus. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>

Jan. 11 -amp; 12

<strong>International Dog Show:</strong> If you love canines, this event is for you. See all breeds, including many rare breeds, in a two-day event, running 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free. 503-316-9860, <a href="http://iabca.com" target="_blank">iabca.com</a>.

Jan. 11 -amp; 12

<strong>Will Durst:</strong> The entertaining comedian will have you put your thinking cap on with his good-natured and hilarious ponderings. $20. 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. <a href="http://cloverdaleperformingarts.com" target="_blank">cloverdaleperformingarts.com</a>

Sunday, Jan. 12

<strong>Wild Cat Adventure:</strong> See a live show with five different wild cats from around the world, and learn about their habits, habitat, and survival issues. $10 general admission, $5 under 12. 3 p.m. Sebastopol Community Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. <a href="http://wildcatfund.org" target="_blank">wildcatfund.org</a>

Sunday, Jan. 12

<strong>Jonny Lang:</strong> Hailed as a prodigy when he released his first album at age 16 in 1997, the blues guitarist is now a veteran player at almost 33. He performs at Sunday at Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. Honor By August opens at 7 p.m. $45-$55. 259-0123, <a href="http://uptowntheatrenapa.com" target="_blank">uptowntheatrenapa.com</a>.

Monday, Jan. 13

<strong>John McCutcheon:</strong> The veteran folk troubadour, who has recorded with Paul Simon and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and performed on National Public Radio, returns to Sonoma's Sebastiani Theatre for a live concert at 7 p.m. Monday. $22. 476 First Street E. 996-9756, <a href="http://sebastianitheatre.com" target="_blank">sebastianitheatre.com</a>.

Monday, Jan. 13

<strong>Museum Mondays for Little Ones:</strong> Enjoy stories, games and art and craft activities designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. $5 per child; two adults per child free before 11 a.m. 579-4452, <a href="http://schulzmuseum.org" target="_blank">schulzmuseum.org</a>.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

<strong>Gary Shteyngart:</strong> The Russian-born, bestselling New York novelist, now the author of 'Little Failure: A Memoir' appears in an onstage conversation with Kelly Corrigan at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

<strong>Agave Baroque:</strong> The classcial quartet presents a concert titled 'Friends of Ferdinand,' featuring music by Schmelzer, Bertali and others from the era of Holy Roman Emperors Ferdinand II and Leopold I, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Petaluma Woman's Club, 518 B St, Petaluma. $13-$15. (510) 220-1195.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

<strong>Harlem Globetrotters:</strong> It's enough to make you whistle 'Sweet Georgia Brown.' The clown princes of the basketball court perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Haehl Pavilion on the Santa Rosa Junior College, in Santa Rosa, 1501 Mendocino Ave. $22-$79. <a href="http://santarosa.edu" target="_blank">santarosa.edu</a>, <a href="http://ticketweb.com" target="_blank">ticketweb.com</a>.

Thursday, Jan. 16

<strong>Homemade Pasta Workshop:</strong> Few things taste better than fresh pasta you make yourself, and it's easier than you think. Instructor Jude Affronti shows you how, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Sur la Table, 2323 Magowan Drive, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. $69. 800-243-0852, <a href="http://surlatable.com" target="_blank">surlatable.com</a>.

Friday, Jan. 17

<strong>Robert Irvine:</strong> The host of the Food Network TVseries 'Dinner: Impossible,' 'Restaurant: Impossible' and 'Restaurant Express' speaks at 8 p.m.

Jan. 17 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $40-$55. <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>, 546-3600.

Friday, Jan. 17

<strong>David Lindley:</strong> You name it, and he has probably played it. A longtime champion of world music, he accompanied Jackson Browne for years, and led his own band, El Rayo-X. See him at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. $22-$27. 823-1511, <a href="http://seb.org" target="_blank">seb.org</a>.

Jan. 18-19

<strong>Winter Wineland:</strong> Wine Road Northern Sonoma County stages its 22nd annual celebration with a long list of wineries participating. Meet winemakers and taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18-19. $35-$45 in advance; $45-$60 at the door. 433-4335, <a href="http://wineroad.com" target="_blank">wineroad.com</a>.

Sunday, Jan. 19

<strong>'La Traviata':</strong> See this opening night performance of Giuseppe Verdi's three-act masterpiece, filmed last month at the Teatro alla Scala opera house in Milan, at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. $16-$20. <a href="http://summerfieldcinemas.com/" target="_blank">summerfieldcinemas.com</a>, 522-0719.

Through Jan. 19

<strong>'Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris':</strong> The musical revue saluting the Belgian songwriter runs at Petaluma's Cinnabar Theater at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 19. $25-$35. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N. 763-8920, <a href="http://cinnabartheater.org" target="_blank">cinnabartheater.org</a>.

Through Feb. 9

<strong>Winter in the Wineries Passport:</strong> Enjoy fine wine in the wintertime. Calistoga's fifth annual event offers you the opportunity to tour, taste wine and meet winemakers at 14 wineries through Feb. 9. $75. 942-6333, <a href="http://visitcalistoga.com" target="_blank">visitcalistoga.com</a>, <a href="http://calistoga-chamber.com" target="_blank">calistoga-chamber.com</a>.

Through March 2

<strong>'Site and Senses':</strong> Architects Joshua Aidlin and David Darling of Aidlin Darling Design offer a display that allows visitors to use all five senses. Runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays until March 2. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. $5; 12 and under free. 939-7862, <a href="http://svma.org" target="_blank">svma.org</a>.