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Friday, Jan. 31

<strong>David Luning:</strong> The coolest part about being a fan of someone before they hit the big time is being able to say "I knew them when-#8230;" David Luning is on his way to the American Idol stage in Hollywood, and his career is about to totally blow up. But before that happens, you can catch his gritty Americana rock over at Twin Oaks Tavern in Penngrove for a free show. Don't miss out, because soon he could be performing for sold-out audiences. 8-10:30 p.m. 21-plus. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove. <a href="http://twinoakstavernpenngrove.com" target="_blank">twinoakstavernpenngrove.com</a>

Friday, Jan. 31

<strong>Pepperland:</strong> Get back, with Sonoma County's seven-piece Beatles tribute band, opening Cinnabar Theater's six-show Music Box concert series, with a performance at 8 tonight at the theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $15-$22. For a full series schedule: 763-8920, <a href="http://cinnabartheater.org" target="_blank">cinnabartheater.org</a>.

Friday, Jan. 31

<strong>Pato Banton:</strong> Get ready for a night of roots rock, reggae and positive vibarations when the English-born musician with the Jamaican nickname performs at 9:30 tonight at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. Doors open at 9. Age 21 and older. $15. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com/sebastopol" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Saturday, Feb. 1

<strong>Stunt Dog Experience:</strong> As part of the Family Fun Series at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, performers and dogs will be delighting audiences with amazing tricks and athletic feats, including big air stunts, dancing canines, comedic shenanigans, and more. $16-$21. 3-4 p.m. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>

Saturday, Feb. 1

<strong>KidsWorx:</strong> This month, the Children's Museum event focuses on the day of love with Valentine's Day crafts and jewelry making. Kids can create unique gifts for those they love at the this free, interactive exhibit at Friedman's Home Improvement. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://cmosc.org" target="_blank">cmosc.org</a>

Saturday, Feb. 1

<strong>Mardi Gras Costume Ball:</strong> The Petaluma Lodge is hosting a night of purple, gold, and green when they celebrate Mardi Gras. The evening will feature a no-host bar, light buffet a costume contest, and live band. $20 (at door or in advance). 21-plus. 7 p.m. Hermann Sons Hall. 860 Western Ave., Petaluma. More info at (707) 778-8066 or (707) 794-7313.

Saturday, Feb. 1

<strong>Sue Monk Kidd:</strong> The author of 'The Secret Life of Bees' talks about her novel, 'The Invention of Wings,'at 7 p.m. Saturday at Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. The new book follows the saga of an early 19th-century Southern girl and her slave handmaid. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

Saturday, Feb. 1

<strong>Sebastopol Guitar Festival:</strong> You can hear performances by guitarists Jim Hurst and Jim Nichols, and by Guitars Without Borders, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. Festival opens at 10 a.m. with classes, films and more. 823-1511, <a href="http://seb.org" target="_blank">seb.org</a>.

Sunday, Feb. 2

<strong>Burlesque Photo Shoot:</strong> Give your honey something out-of-the-box for Valentine's Day. Burlesque instructor, Feral Fox, is giving a mini class on posing for a camera, followed by a foxy photo shoot. The result will be photographs that are too beautiful to wrap up. Email feralfox707@gmail.com for more information. $175. 2-5 p.m. 18-plus. Footloose Dance Center. 3681 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park. <a href="http://pinupfox.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">pinupfox.eventbrite.com</a>

Sunday, Feb. 2

<strong>'My Heart Belongs to Chocolate':</strong> Want some chocolate and bacon braised short ribs with garlic mash? Ramekins Chef Sara Della Monica teaches how to make chocolate-inspired meals from start to finish, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Ramekins, 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma. $75. 933-0450, <a href="http://ramekins.com" target="_blank">ramekins.com</a>.

Sunday, Feb. 2

<strong>Super Bowl Bingo Party:</strong> If the weather in New Jersey doesn't force a change, the Broncos face the Seahawks at 3:30 p.m. our time Sunday. Watch the game, play Bingo, eat snacks and choose from a dozen beers on tap at Bergamot Alley, 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 433-8720, <a href="http://bergamotalley.com" target="_blank">bergamotalley.com</a>.

Monday, Feb. 3

<strong>Louis Maldonado:</strong> The chef from Healdsburg's Spoonbar and Pizzando, currently competing on Bravo's 'Top Chef New Orleans' TV series, will create seasonal dishes at 6 p.m. Monday at

Relish Culinary Center, 14 Matheson St., Healdsburg. $99. 431-9999, <a href="http://relishculinary.com" target="_blank">relishculinary.com</a>.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

<strong>The Wood Brothers:</strong> Bassist Chris Wood and guitarist Oliver Wood bring their blues, folk and roots music to Petaluma's Mystic Theatre. Amy Helm opens the show at 8 p.m. Tuesday. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $19. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

<strong>Trio Ariadne:</strong> Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe, clarinetist Carol McGonnell and cellist S?nn Thorsteinsdottir share a program of Schumann, Brahms and more with the Decoda Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday inWeill Hall at the Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. Free (ticket required.) <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, (866) 955-6040.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

<strong>'Heartbreak in Peanuts':</strong> The Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa exhibits more than 70 original comic strips about the quest for love by Charlie Brown and his pals. Opens Wednesday; ends Aug. 11. 2301 Hardies Lane. $5-$10; 3 and under free. 579-4452, <a href="http://schulzmuseum.org" target="_blank">schulzmuseum.org</a>.

Feb. 6-9

<strong>'Fiddler on the Roof':</strong> John Shillington stars as Tevye the milkman in this 50th anniversary production, playing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 8, with a sing-long performance at 5 p.m. Feb. 9, in the Person Theatre, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Closes Feb. 16. $10-$17. 664-4246, <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>.

Saturday, Feb. 8

<strong>Rumi's Caravan:</strong> With music by Eliyahu -amp; The Qadim Ensemble, the troupe brings to life the 13th- and 14th-century Persian poetry of Rumi and Hafiz , the 20th-century American writings of Mary Oliver and more. 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. $25. 568-5381, <a href="http://glasercenter.com" target="_blank">glasercenter.com</a>.

Feb. 8-9

<strong>International Alsace Varietals Festival:</strong> The Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association hosts a tasting of wines from the valley and around the globe. The event includes pairings with local cheeses, Tomales Bay oysters and more. $50-$130. 895-9463, <a href="http://avwines.com" target="_blank">avwines.com</a>.

Wed-Sun, thru Feb. 9

<strong>'Beatnik Meteors':</strong> Harking back to the collaborative artistic experiments of the '60s and '70s, the Gatehouse Gallery at the di Rosa art collection features work by contemporary regional artists, Wednesdays through Sundays until Feb. 9. 5200 Carneros Highway 121, Napa. 226-5591, <a href="http://dirosaart.org" target="_blank">dirosaart.org</a>.

Sunday, Feb. 9

<strong>Venice Baroque Orchestra:</strong> French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky joins the ensemble at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 for a program featuring four classic composers, in Weill Hall at Green

Music Center on the Sonoma State University campus, Rohnert Park. $40-$85. 866-955-6040, <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>.

Sunday, Feb. 9

<strong>Engelbert Humperdinck:</strong> He sang 'Please Release Me,' but we never let him go. After four decades in music, and over 150 million records sold, he's still with us, and performing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $45-$65. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Thru March 2

<strong>'Site and Senses':</strong> Architects Joshua Aidlin and David Darling created a display designed to engage the senses, running through March 2 at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. $5; 12 and under free. 939-7862, <a href="http://svma.org" target="_blank">svma.org</a>.

Thru May 4

<strong>'Camellia Has Fallen':</strong> Sonoma County Museum opens the first U.S. contemporary art exhibit to focus on the 1948 massacre on Jeju Island in South Korea under American occupation. Runs through May 4 at 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. $5-$7; free for children 12 and under. <a href="http://sonomacountymuseum.org" target="_blank">sonomacountymuseum.org</a>, 579-1500.