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; 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>&‘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; 8, March 15 &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>.
<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>.
<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>
<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>