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Friday, Jan. 17

<strong>Pat Jordan Band:</strong> Nothing succeeds like lots of hard work. The band has played hundreds of live shows, and the fans keep coming out to see them. The North Bay favorites play at 9 tonight at theHopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $10. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

Friday, Jan. 17

<strong>Middle School Dance:</strong> For 7th and 8th graders only, Chop's is hosting their third Friday dance at their very own Club 509, complete with dance contests and prizes. This month's theme celebrates all things nerd, so grab your pocket protectors, get out on the dance floor and bust a move! $7-$10. 7-10 p.m. 509 Adams St., Santa Rosa. chopsonline.com

Friday, Jan. 17

<strong>'Cirque Ziva':</strong> Enjoy acrobatics, dance, circus acts, innovative theater and both ancient and contemporary music, all in one show. The popular touring Golden Dragon Acrobats bring their latest production to the Marin Center at 8 tonight. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.$20-$45. 415) 499-6800, ticketmaster.com.

Friday, Jan. 17

<strong>Pride -amp; Joy:</strong> The infectuous funk rock cover band will perform all your favorite electrifying soul music from the 60s, 70s and 80s so you can hit the dance floor and stay there till closing. $12. 21-plus. 9:30 p.m. Maverick's. 397 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa. maverickssantarosa.com

Weekends Jan. 17-Feb. 16

<strong>'Planets and Life Beyond Earth':</strong> NASA's Keppler Mission has found scads of habitable planets as it explores the Milky Way. Santa Rosa Junior College's Planetarium presents a new show based on this data. Runs weekends Jan. 17-Feb. 16 (except Feb. 8-9) on campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave. $5-$8. 527-4465, santarosa.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 18

<strong>The Wedding Expo:</strong> Plan your whole entire wedding in one day at Wine Country Bride's semi-annual event, featuring wine tasting, fashion centers, appetizer and dessert samplings, plus multiple giveaways worth thousands of dollars. $12-$15. 12-5 p.m. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. winecountrybride.com

Saturday, Jan. 18

<strong>Bird by Bird and Beyond:</strong> A day of building storytelling skills and writing strategies with workshops by local authors, followed by a keynote speech by Anne Lamott, who will share everything she knows about writing. $295. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sheraton Petaluma. 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma. writingismydrink.com/bird-by-bird-and-beyond

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 and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $35-$45 in advance; $45-$60 at the door. 433-4335, wineroad.com.

Sunday, Jan. 19

<strong>Jack London's Birthday:</strong> The famed author was born Jan. 12, but Jack London State Historic in Glen Ellen celebrates with guided $25 tours starting at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. this Sunday, followed by wine tasting at nearby Benziger Family Winery. 938-5216, jacklondonpark.com.

Sunday, Jan. 19

<strong>SOVA Tet Festival:</strong> The Sonoma Vietnamese Association is commemorating the 2014 Lunar New Years with a family event for the whole community. The festival will include Vietnamese food, cultural dancing and singing, children's games, and more. Free. 12-6 p.m. Santa Rosa Vets Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. sonomavietnamese.org

Sunday, Jan. 19

<strong>'Mozart Experience':</strong> Santa Rosa Symphony's Sonoma Paradisco Family Concert Series and the Magic Mime Company present Mozart's music through the story of a street musician, at 3 p.m. Sunday in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. $12-$17. 546-8742, santarosasymphony.com.

Monday, Jan. 20

<strong>Napa Truffle Festival:</strong> Sample the flavors of the black truffle, prepared in many different ways by the merchants at Napa's Oxbow Public Market. The fest runs Jan. 17-20, peaking Monday with the Marketplace event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. 644 First St. 226-6529, oxbowpublicmarket.com.

Monday, Jan. 20

<strong>'Starry, Starry Family Day':</strong> In honor of its exhibit of 'Peanuts' comic strips about star-gazing, the Schulz Museum presents special crafts projects and screenings by Portable Planetarium Shows, 1-5 p.m. Monday. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Museum admission: $5-$10; 3 and under free. 579-4452, schulzmuseum.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

<strong>Armistead Maupin:</strong> The author talks about his new novel, 'The Days of Anna Madrigal,' the ninth in his bestselling 'Tales of the City' series, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. copperfieldsbooks.com, 762-0563.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

<strong>J Boog:</strong> A Southern California of Samoan descent, the reggae musician combines his own influences with those of his hero, reggae legend Bob Marley. Show opens at 9 p.m. Wednesday with Los Rakas. Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $30. 765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

<strong>Ratt:</strong> Remember 'Round and Round' and 'Lay It Down"? The vintage '80s heavy metal rockers from Los Angeles play Wednesday at Petaluma's Phoenix Theater. Shotgun Harlot opens at 8 p.m. 201 Washington St. $33. 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.

Thursday, Jan. 23

<strong>Roem Baur:</strong> Need a break from the gaming tables at the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park? Take a time-out in the casino's G-Bar, where San Francisco singer-songwriter Roem Baur plays from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday. gratonresortcasino.com.

Thursday, Jan. 23

<strong>San Francisco Symphony:</strong> Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik leads the orchestra in a program of Mozart, Mendelssohn and more at 8 p.m. Thursday in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $20-$156. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Friday, Jan. 24

<strong>'Date Night':</strong> After last season's acclaimed production of 'Happy," the 6th Street Playhouse presents three more short plays by Robert Caisley: 'The Apology,' 'Hungry 4 U' and 'Kissing,' opening at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in its Studio theater, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $15-$25. 523-4185, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

Friday, Jan. 24

<strong>Szymanowski Quartet:</strong> The internationally known ensemble performs Haydn, Dvorak and more at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Emeritus Hall's Newman Auditorium at the Elliott Avenue end of the Santa Rosa Junior College campus. $15-$23. 527-4343, santarosa.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 25

<strong>Dave Alvin:</strong> Concert and festival promoter Cloud Moss celebrates his 60th birthday in a benefit for the Redwood Empire Food Bank and the Sebastopol Cultural Community Center, with former Blasters leader Alvin, plus Jimmy Lafave, Teresa Tudury, Nina Gerber and Wavy Gravy, at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. $33-$100. 823-1511, seb.org.

Sunday, Jan. 26

<strong>Trio Navarro:</strong> Sonoma State University's faculty trio (Victor Romasevich on violin and viola, cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel and pianist Marilyn Thompson) joins soprano Carol Menke and flutist Julie MacKenzie at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. $10-$15. gmc.sonoma.edu, (866) 955-6040.

Through Sept. 7

<strong>'Matisse':</strong> SFMOMA, closed for remodeling, presents a four-decade overview of the master's work, daily except Mondays through Sept. 7 at the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco. $6-$10. 12 and under free. (415) 750-3600, famsf.org.