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Friday, April 4

<strong>The Humidors:</strong> Made up of members of the Mission Players and former members of Sans Pablo, the Bay Area funk and soul emsemble will perform at 9 Friday in the Abbey at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $10. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Friday, April 4

<strong>Ayelet Waldman:</strong> The author of 'Daughter's Keeper' talks her new novel, 'Love and Treasure,' based on the true history of the Hungarian gold train in World War II, at 7 tonight at Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St.. Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

April 4-6

<strong>'Nunsense':</strong> The Raven Players open their production of the tap-dancing musical farce about the Little Sisters of Hoboken with shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the new second Raven Theater, at 195 Windsor River Road in Windsor. Closes April 19. $10-$35. 433-6335, <a href="http://raventheater.org" target="_blank">raventheater.org</a>.

Saturday, April 5

<strong>Occidental Fools Day Parade:</strong> The annual parade of fools begins at 1 p.m., when unique and interesting characters dance their way around town, starting from the Occidental Center. The event is free, and worth every penny. 3850 Doris Murphy Way, Occidental. <a href="http://occidentalcenterforthearts.org" target="_blank">occidentalcenterforthearts.org</a>

Saturday, April 5

<strong>David Luning:</strong> The hometown Americana musician made it to the Top 100 at American Idol, and here in Sonoma County he is a rising star. Check him out as the feature artist of the Showcase Concert Series at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa. $20-$25. 7:30 p.m. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.glasercenter.com" target="_blank">www.glasercenter.com</a>

Saturday, April 5

<strong>KidsWorx Creative Workshop:</strong> The interactive free workshop for kids allows for both creativity and learning in a fun way. The monthly children's event is hosted by Friedman's Home Improvement in partnership with Children's Museum of Sonoma County. 9 a.m. to noon. 4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.cmosc.org" target="_blank">www.cmosc.org</a>

Saturday, April 5

<strong>Annadel Half Marathon:</strong> Serious racers have already signed up for the annual run through Annadel, but you can still come and cheer them on as they race through the trails. Proceeds from race participants help to maintain the hilly trails of the state park. 8 a.m. Race begins at Spring Lake Park. 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.annadelhalf.com" target="_blank">www.annadelhalf.com</a>

April 5-6

<strong>Classic Sports Car Racing:</strong> Classic car enthusiasts are kicking off their group's annual racing season when vintage cars take center stage at the Sonoma Raceway. Fans will see sports cars from the 1950s-70s, and even a few from the 1930s. Gates open 8 a.m. $25/ single day, $40/ weekend. <a href="http://csrgracing.org" target="_blank">csrgracing.org</a>

April 5 &amp;amp; 9

<strong>'La Boheme':</strong> Soprano Anita Hartig stars in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Giacomo Puccini's operatic story of young love. The Metropolitan Opera's performance screens at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. $16-$23. 525-4840, <a href="http://rialtocinemas.com" target="_blank">rialtocinemas.com</a>.

Sunday, April 6

<strong>Girl Scout Day:</strong> The Schulz Museum will be welcoming Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes as they earn their Science and Technology badges, as the same time as their recent "Starry, Starry Night" exhibit. Visit <a href="http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org" target="_blank">www.girlscoutsnorcal.org</a> for fees and reservations. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa.

Sunday, April 6

<strong>'Beethoven Lives Upstairs':</strong> The Santa Rosa Symphony's Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series presents a dramatization of the composer's letters, with excerpts of his music, at 3 p.m. Sunday in Weill Hall at Green Music Center in Rohnert Park. Tickets: 546-8742, <a href="http://santarosasymphony.com" target="_blank">santarosasymphony.com</a>.

Sunday, April 6

<strong>Kronos Quartet:</strong> Cal Performances presents the ensemble perfoming 'Beyond Zero: 1914-1918,' a multimedia work marking the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, at 7 p.m. Sunday in Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley. Tickets start at $52. 510-642-9988, <a href="http://calperfs.berkeley.edu" target="_blank">calperfs.berkeley.edu</a>.

April 6 &amp;amp; 8

<strong>'Sacred &amp;amp; Secular':</strong> The Marin Symphony, led by Alasdair Neale, performs Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $14.50-$70. 415-499-6800, <a href="http://ticketmaster.com" target="_blank">ticketmaster.com</a>.

Monday, April 7

<strong>Lorrie Moore and Mona Simpson:</strong> City Arts &amp;amp; Lectures presents Moore, whose next book 'Bark,' and Simpson, whose newest book is 'Casebook,' team up in conversation with Rick Kleffel, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., San Francisco. $27. 415- 392-4400, <a href="http://cityboxoffice.com" target="_blank">cityboxoffice.com</a>.

Tuesday, April 8

<strong>San Francisco Giants:</strong> They won the World Series in 2010 and 2012. Now here comes another even-numbered year. Can they do it again this season? The Giants play the Diamondbacks in their home opener at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at AT&amp;amp;T Park in San Francisco. $49-$300. <a href="http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com" target="_blank">sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com</a>.

Wednesday, April 9

<strong>'Taxi Driver':</strong> 'You talkin' to me?' The Petaluma Film Series presents Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's 1975 classic at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Junior College's Petaluma Campus. Lecture at 6 p.m,.; discussion after the film. $4-$5. <a href="http://petalumafilmalliance.org" target="_blank">petalumafilmalliance.org</a>.

Thursday, April 10

<strong>Colman Andrews:</strong> The food writer, James Beard award-winning cookbook author and co-founder of Saveur magazine talks about his new memoir, 'My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants,' at 6 p.m. Thursday at Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. 415-835-1020, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

Thursday, April 10

<strong>Iris Jahaml Dunkle:</strong> The poet, essayist, nonfiction writer and teacher, whose debut poetry collection, 'Gold Passage,' won the U.S. Department of Education's Trio Award, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at Copperfields Books, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. 578-8938, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

Friday, April 11

<strong>Celtic Fiddle Festival:</strong> Hear some of the world's best fiddlers, playing alone and together. Kevin Burke of Ireland, Christian Lema?re of France and Andr?

Brunet of Canada perform at 8 p.m. April 11 at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. $22-$27. 823-1511, <a href="http://seb.org" target="_blank">seb.org</a>.

Saturday, April 12

<strong>Apple Blossom Festival:</strong> Start the two-day celebration with a free parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. April 12. The fest runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 12; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13, with live music on two stages. Ives Park, 7400 Willow St., Sebastopol. $5-$10; 10 and under free. 823-3032, <a href="http://sebastopol.org" target="_blank">sebastopol.org</a>.

Saturday, April 12

<strong>'Treescapes':</strong> See this exhibit of paintings and prints by Green Greenwald and enjoy an open house at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12. Guided tours, birdwatching and more. .527.9277. <a href="http://lagunadesantarosa.org" target="_blank">lagunadesantarosa.org</a>

Sunday, April 13

<strong>Debra Voigt:</strong> The opera soprano, acclaimed for her portrayal of Br?nnhilde in Wagner's 'Ring Cycle' at the Met, performs with pianist Brian Zeger at 3 p.m. April 13 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $40-$85. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Sunday, April 13

<strong>Cesar Millan:</strong> Learn how to get along better with your canine pals. The original host of National Geographic's 'Dog Whisperer' and the new 'Leader of the Pack' TV series appears at 8 p.m. April 13 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $49-$69 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Through July 6

<strong>'Evolution of the Comic Strip':</strong> See how 'Peanuts' strips went from ink drawings to the comics pages of newspapers across the globe. Runs daily except Tuesdays through July 6 at the Charles Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane in Santa Rosa. $5-$10; children 3 and under free. 579-4452, <a href="http://schulzmuseum.org" target="_blank">schulzmuseum.org</a>.