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Ten days of fun


Friday, March 7

<strong>First Friday Night Sky:</strong> The SRJC Planetarium presents two free shows that highlight the night sky with an emphasis on stars, constellations, planets, and more. Free. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. SRJC Planetarium. 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. For information, call 707-527-4465.

Friday, March 7

<strong>SambaDa:</strong> Waft away on a balmy musical breeze when the samba Afro-funk ensemble performs tonight in the Abbey at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. Amaya Rising opens the show at 9 p.m. Age 21 and older. $12-$15. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

March 7 &amp;amp; 8

<strong>Fishing Expo:</strong> The fishing season may be experiencing a dry year, but enthusiasts will still want to get in on this two-day trade show, with new and used tackle, rods, reels and more to be ought, sold, or traded. $5. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Rosa Vets Building. 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.redsshow.com" target="_blank">www.redsshow.com</a>

March 7-8, 13-15

<strong>&amp;&lsquo;The Cherry Orchard':</strong> Anton Chekhov's tragic masterpiece, adapted by Emily Mann and presented by the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Department, plays at 8 p.m. March 7-8 and 13-15, and 2 p.m. March 8-9 and 15-16, in Burbank Auditorium on campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave. $5-$15. 527-4343, <a href="http://santarosa.edu" target="_blank">santarosa.edu</a>.

March 7 &amp;amp; 8, March 15 &amp;amp; 16

<strong>Little River Whale Fest:</strong> Celebrate the whale migration with the second of three Mendocino Coast festivals. The series opened March 1-2 in Mendocino, moves Saturday and Sunday to Little River, and ends March 15-16 in Fort Bragg. Food, drink, art and more. 961-6300, <a href="http://mendowhale.com" target="_blank">mendowhale.com</a>.

March 7-9

<strong>Barrel Tasting:</strong> Pack a picnic and go wine-tasting, as Wine Road-Northern Sonoma County's 36th annual event continues, featuring more than 100 wineries, today through Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. $50, weekend ticket; $40, Sunday only; $5, designated driver. <a href="http://www.wineroad.com/events/barrel_tasting/8" target="_blank">wineroad.com</a>

Saturday, March 8

<strong>Ani DiFranco:</strong> The singer, songwriter and founder of the Righteous Babe record label brings her genre-defying music Saturday to Napa's Uptown Theatre. Jenny Scheinman opens the show at 8 p.m. $48. 1350 Third St. 259-0123, <a href="http://uptowntheatrenapa.com" target="_blank">uptowntheatrenapa.com</a>.

Saturday, March 8

<strong>Miro Quartet:</strong> The Redwood Arts Council presents violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violist John Largess and cellist Joshua Gindele, playing Hayden, Schubert and more, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. $30. 874-1124 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. only), <a href="http://redwoodarts.org" target="_blank">redwoodarts.org</a>.

March 8-9

<strong>Jurassic Quest:</strong> The Grace Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds will take a step back in time with a prehistoric exhibit of dinosaurs. Kids 2-12 can take part in dino craft, cinema, rides, and even a fossil dig. $13-$22. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://jurassicquest.com" target="_blank">jurassicquest.com</a>

March 8-9

<strong>Raven Dance Spectacular:</strong> A variety of dances from all corners of the community will be brought to the Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg for two exciting performances. $10-$20. Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. 115 North St., Healdsburg. <a href="http://raventheater.org" target="_blank">raventheater.org</a>

Sunday, March 9

<strong>Wynton Marsalis:</strong> The acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader leads the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a live concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $49-$89. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Sunday, March 9

<strong>Redwood Writers:</strong> The monthly meeting will cover the hows and whys of getting your written book converted to audiobook, presented by Becky Parker Geist, owner of Pro Audio Voices, and author Jeane Sloane who will share her own personal experience. $5-$8. 2:30 p.m. Flamingo Hotel, 2777 4th St., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">redwoodwriters.org</a>

March 10-16

<strong>Restaurant Week:</strong> Enjoy two-course lunch menus priced at $10, $15 or $20, or three-course dinner menus at $19, $29 or $39, depending on the restaurant, at a long list patricipating eateries March 10-16. Pick your destination from the list at <a href="http://sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org" target="_blank">sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org</a>.

Tuesday, March 11

<strong>&amp;&lsquo;Sushi 101':</strong> Love to eat sushi? Learn how to prepare it yourself. Instructor Les Goodman teaches you all about making seasoned rice and the art of hand-rolling, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sur la Table, 2323 Magowan Drive, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. $79. 800-243-0852, <a href="http://surlatable.com" target="_blank">surlatable.com</a>.

Tuesday, March 11

<strong>Vienna Philharmonic:</strong> With a history that dates back for a century and a half, the orchestra, led by Andris Nelsons, will perform compositions by Haydn and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $75-$165. <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, (866) 955-6040.

Wednesday, March 12

<strong>&amp;&lsquo;Sid the Science Kid':</strong> Based on Jim Henson's PBS Kids TV series, the live touring show aims to incite scientific curiosity in audiences of all ages. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $16-$21. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Wednesday, March 12

<strong>Trio Ariadne:</strong> Weill Hall's artists-in-residence, pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe, clarinetist Carol McGonnell and cellist S?nn Thorsteinsdottir, team up with the Argento Ensemble, led by Michel Galante at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. Free, but ticket required. 866-955-6040, <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>.

March 14 &amp;amp; 16

<strong>&amp;&lsquo;Beauty Queen of Leenane':</strong> Martin McDonagh's darkly comic tale, set in the mountains of Ireland's Connemara County Galway, will be performed at 8 p.m. March 14 and 2 p.m. March 16, in the Studio at the 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $10-$25. 523-4185, <a href="http://6thstreetplayhouse.com" target="_blank">6thstreetplayhouse.com</a>.

<strong></strong>Friday, March 14

<strong>Dave Barry:</strong> A writer who makes people laugh fills big halls when he speaks. Copperfield's Books presents the author of &amp;&lsquo;You Can Date Boys When You're Forty' at 8 p.m. March 14 in the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $15; $35 including book. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Saturday, March 15

<strong>Estrella Morente:</strong> The Spanish flamenco star started singing at age 7 with her famous father, Enrique Morente. She'll perform, backed by a quartet, at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $30-$70. <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu/" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, 866-955-6040.

Saturday, March 15

<strong>Infected Mushroom Live:</strong> The famed, L.A.-based, Israeli electronic music duo comes March 15 to Petaluma's Phoenix Theater, with Detroit drummer Butch

Clancy opening at 8 p.m. $30. 201 Washington St. 762-3565, <a href="http://thephoenixtheater.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheater.com</a>.

March 15-16

<strong>&amp;&lsquo;Savor Sonoma Valley':</strong> Several dozen wineries will showcase 2013 vintage wines straight from the barrels, sample new releases and offer award-winning wines paired with culinary creations by local chefs and restaurants, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15-16. Weekend pass, $65; Sunday only, $50. heartofsonomavalley.com.

Through April 27

<strong>&amp;&lsquo;Inherent Vice':</strong> An exhibition, curated by San Francisco-based collective Will Brown, features work inspired by the the enigmatic Bay Area artist Bruce Conner, who died in 2008. Runs Wednesday through Sunday until April 27. di Rosa, 5200 Carneros Highway 121, Napa. 226-5591, <a href="http://dirosaart.org" target="_blank">dirosaart.org</a>.