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Friday, Oct. 11

<strong>Great Trivia Challenge:</strong> Just how much useless information do you know? Teams of costumed villains and vamps, cowboys and clarinetists, nurses and nuns will test their wits and enjoy a lasagna dinner at this second annual event. $25 advance, $30 at door. 6 p.m. Mary Agatha Furth Center. 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor. <a href="http://triviasonoma.com" target="_blank">triviasonoma.com</a>

Friday, Oct. 11

<strong>Street Art Block Party:</strong> The Sonoma County Museum is celebrating two new street art installations with a free party. Peruse the art while enjoying live music and indulging in beer and wine for sale, as well as a chance to create street art of your own. 5-8 p.m. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://sonomacountymuseum.org" target="_blank">sonomacountymuseum.org</a>

Friday, Oct. 11

<strong>Gramercy Trio:</strong> Violinist Sharan Leventhal, cellist Jonathon Miller and pianist Randall Hodgkinson perform at 7:30 tonight in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. $15-$25. 527-4372, <a href="http://santarosa.edu/chamberconcerts" target="_blank">santarosa.edu/chamberconcerts</a>.

Friday, Oct. 11

<strong>'Jack and the Beanstalk':</strong> Santa Rosa's Actors Theater for Children stages the classic about a young climber who aims high. Opens at 7:30 tonight at Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Closes Oct. 20.

Tickets: $5; on sale an hour before each show. <a href="http://actorstheaterforchildren.com" target="_blank">actorstheaterforchildren.com</a>.

Oct. 11-13

<strong>North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar:</strong> Belly dancers will provide non-stop entertainment in this 3-day event, with competition performances happening every evening. $12-$15 sliding scale, under 12 free. Sebastopol Community Center. <a href="http://www.northbaybellydancebazaar.com" target="_blank">www.northbaybellydancebazaar.com</a>

Saturday, Oct. 12

<strong>Light The Night Walk:</strong> Raising money for the Leukemia &amp;amp; Lymphoma Society, walkers will light up downtown Santa Rosa carrying illuminated balloons, highlighting their role as a survivor or supporter, or to honor a lost loved one. 5 p.m. Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.lightthenight.org" target="_blank">www.lightthenight.org</a>

Saturday, Oct. 12

<strong>Lagos Roots:</strong> A team of Bay Area world-beat musicians and West African masters adds up to a 15-piece afrobeat ensemble you'll want to hear, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Abbey at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave.,

Sebastopol. $15. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Sunday, Oct. 13

<strong>Biker Dog Run:</strong> Motorcyle riding mutts and their humans are invited for this yearly gathering. Show up at 10:30 a.m. at Basque Boulangerie in Sonoma, and ride to the super secret picnic location at Sonoma Mountain. Bring your own picnic, and $10 for parking fee. More info at <a href="http://www.bikerdogrun.com" target="_blank">www.bikerdogrun.com</a>.

Sunday, Oct. 13

<strong>Festa Italiana:</strong> Bring the family for food, folk music and dancing, opera singing, a classic auto show, kids' activities, bocce ball and more, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. $6 in advance; $10 at the door; under 12 free. <a href="http://nbicf.org" target="_blank">nbicf.org</a>, 591-9696.

Sunday, Oct. 13

<strong>Bryn Terfel:</strong> The Metropolitan Opera baritone will perform selections by Schumann, Schubert and other composers at 3 p.m. Sunday in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on the Sonoma State University campus, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $40-$85. <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>, (866) 955-6040.

Mondays

<strong>'Museum Mondays for Little Ones':</strong> Kids ages 1-5, and their grownups, can share stories, games, crafts and a movie, from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Charles Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. $5 per child; two adults free per child until 11 a.m. 579-4452, <a href="http://schulzmuseum.org/" target="_blank">schulzmuseum.org</a>.

Tuesdays

<strong>Tuesday Tasting:</strong> Whether you work in the wine industry, or just like wine, this event is for you. Enjoy a special wine tasting in celebration of harvest season at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Bergamot Alley, 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. <a href="http://bergamotalley.com" target="_blank">bergamotalley.com</a>, 433-8720.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

<strong>Elizabeth George:</strong> The Copperfields' Books 'Dinners to Die For' series presents the author of 'An Evil Act,' her latest Inspector Lynley mystery novel, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa. $65, including dinner and book. <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>, 578-8938.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

<strong>Elizabeth Gilbert:</strong> Best known for her 2006 memoir, 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she talks about her new book, 'The Signature of All Things,' at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. $35, including book. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com/" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

Thursday, Oct. 17

<strong>'Letters to Jackie':</strong> After President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, his widow Jacqueline received

thousands of deeply personal letters from the public. The documentary screens at 8 p.m. Thursday at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. $10. 522-0719, <a href="http://summerfieldcinemas.com/" target="_blank">summerfieldcinemas.com</a>.

Thursday, Oct. 17

<strong>'One-Pot Wonders':</strong> From curried pumpkin and potato stew to rosemary and parsnip risotto, and more, chef Jill Silverman Hough shows how to make dinner without using every pan in the kitchen. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Ramekins, 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma. $95. 933-0450, <a href="http://ramekins.com" target="_blank">ramekins.com</a>.

Friday, Oct. 18

<strong>'La Cage Aux Folles':</strong> A young man gets engaged, but he's afraid to bring his fianc?'s parents home, because he was raised by two men who run a risqu?cabaret. The musical opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $9-$35. 763-8920, <a href="http://cinnabartheater.org" target="_blank">cinnabartheater.org</a>.

Oct. 18 through Nov. 3

<strong>'Monique':</strong> Based on the same French novel as the 1955 movie, 'Diabolique,' this rarely produced stage thriller opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 18, and runs until Nov. 3, at theRaven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg. $20-$25. 433-6335, <a href="http://raventheater.org" target="_blank">raventheater.org</a>.

Saturday, Oct. 19

<strong>Petty Theft:</strong> Hear the songs of Tom Petty performed by the popular tribute band, in honor of Tom's birthday, just a day early. Zoo Station: The Complete U2 Experience opens the show at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $16-$21. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Saturday, Oct. 19

<strong>Grace in the Woods:</strong> The Bay Area alternative pop indie band tops a roster that also includes The Skunks, These Paper Satellites, Waxwyng and Doomfield. Music starts at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. $8. 762-3565, <a href="http://thephoenixtheater.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheater.com</a>.

Sunday, Oct. 20

<strong>Jason Bodlovich:</strong> For an easy and inexpensive afternoon, go hear the popular Sonoma County guitarist play his own mix of Brazilian, jazz, swing and blues music, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the B.R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. Free. <a href="http://brcohn.com" target="_blank">brcohn.com</a>, 938-4064, ext. 124.

Through Nov. 3

<strong>'Trees of Our Lives':</strong> The Petaluma Art Center's 'Dia de los Muertos' exhibit, a tribute to all of our lost loved ones, featuring the works of Latino artists from across the Bay Area, continues through Nov. 3. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Free. 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma. 762-5600, <a href="http://petalumaartscenter.org" target="_blank">petalumaartscenter.org</a>.

Through Jan. 12

<strong>'Photography in Mexico':</strong> SFMOMA is closed for remodeling, but you can see works from its extensive collection of Mexican photography at the Sonoma County Museum, daily except Mondays through Jan. 12. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. $5-$7, 12 and under free. 579-1500,<a href="http://sonomacountymuseum.org" target="_blank"> sonomacountymuseum.org</a>.