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Friday, Nov. 22

<strong>Night Sky Viewing:</strong> Sonoma State University welcomes the public to view nebulae and constellations, focusing on nearby galaxies through multiple telescopes. 7 to 9 p.m. SSU Observatory, located within the Seawolf Stadium. <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>

Friday, Nov. 22

<strong>Bear's Belly:</strong> Percussionist Shawna Miller and guitarist Joseph Clopton, both also singers, play their own brand of Sonoma County rock and country music from 7 to 10 p.m. at the French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. No cover charge. 824-2030, <a href="http://frenchgardenrestaurant.com" target="_blank">frenchgardenrestaurant.com</a>.

Nov. 22-23

<strong>Y&amp;amp;T:</strong> The letters originally stood for 'Yesterday &amp;amp; Today,' but now the initials are enough for the hard rock band's legion of regional fans. Friday's show sold out, but there's another at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Eric Martin opens. $41. 765-2121,

<a href="http://www.mystictheatre.com/" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Saturday, Nov. 23

<strong>Babes, Beers and Bruises:</strong> The Resurrection Roller Girls are holding their annual silent auction and raffle fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewing Co., with some worthy prizes of art, sporting gear, and even a basket of romantic finds. $10 includes 2 beer tickets, and 1 raffle ticket. 5 to 7 p.m. 1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. <a href="http://resurrectionrollergirls.org" target="_blank">resurrectionrollergirls.org</a>

Saturday, Nov. 23

<strong>Live Comedy:</strong> Sonoma Back Alley Comedy presents the Iron Comic champion Sean Keane to their stage, sure to prove why he was named one of five comics to watch in the Bay Area. Also providing the funny will be comedians Trevor Hill and Leslie Small. $12/$15. 18-plus. 7 p.m. &amp;amp; 9:30 p.m. Murphy's Irish Pub. 464 1st St. E., Sonoma. <a href="http://sonomapub.com" target="_blank">sonomapub.com</a>

Saturday, Nov. 23

<strong>Holiday Lego Contest:</strong> Build a festive sculpture out of the store's collection of Legos in this timed contest at the revamped hobby and toy store, Fundemonium, in Petaluma. Prizes include gift certificates to stores, and first 50 participants receive a free Mini Star Destroyer Lego kit. Free for kids and up. 12-3 p.m. 171 N/ McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. <a href="http://fundemoniumtoys.com" target="_blank">fundemoniumtoys.com</a>

Saturday, Nov. 23

<strong>Les Claypool:</strong> The winemaker, musician and longtime Primus front man hosts the fifth annual Pre-Turkey Day Claypool Cellars Bonanza, featuring his CC Pachyderm Russian River Pinot Noir and live music. 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. $15-$35. HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Saturday, Nov. 23

<strong>Bale Folclorico de Bahia:</strong> Direct from Bahia in northern Brazil comes a 25-member troupe known for its drumming, dancing and energy, performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $20-$40. (415) 499-6800, <a href="http://ticketmaster.com" target="_blank">ticketmaster.com</a>.

Sunday, Nov. 24

<strong>Sparky's Birthday at the Museum:</strong> Celebrate Charles Schulz birthday and the 10th anniversary of the Schulz Museum with free admission all day. Current exhibitions include a gallery dedicated to thoughts under a starry night, various Peanuts school projects, and toys that have made an appearance in the strip. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2301 Hardies Ln. Santa Rosa. <a href="http://schulzmuseum.org/" target="_blank">schulzmuseum.org</a>

Sunday, Nov. 24

<strong>'Metaquizzical Cafe':</strong> Jim and Kathy Ocean channel Carl Sagan, Pete Seeger, Rod Serling and Jim Lehrer in a musical exploration of the universe and its mysteries at 8 p.m. at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court. $10. 874-9392, <a href="http://occidentalcenterforthearts.com" target="_blank">occidentalcenterforthearts.com</a>

Sunday, Nov. 24

<strong>Mozart's 'Requiem':</strong> Get ready for big sounds. Sonoma State University's Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jenny Bent and Andy Collinsworth, perform the masterpiece at 2 p.m. on Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on the Rohnert Park campus. $10-$15. <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu/" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, (866) 955-6040.

Monday, Nov. 25

<strong>Edward Humes:</strong> The Pulitzer Prize-winning author marks the launch of his new book, 'A Man and His Mountain,' the story of the late Jess Jackson, at 6 p.m. at Kendall Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. Free, but reservation required. <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>, 578-8938.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

<strong>Pearl Jam:</strong> It's been awhile, but the legendary Seattle rock band is out on a two-leg, 24-date, North American Tour this fall, which comes to the Oracle Arena in Oakland at 7:30 p.m. $82. <a href="http://coliseum.com" target="_blank">coliseum.com</a>. (510) 569-2121.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

<strong>Tasting Tuesday:</strong> Sample six hand-picked Old World wines, and learn a little about them the same time, during Bergamot Alley's weekly tasting session, starting at 8 p.m. $20. 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. <a href="http://bergamotalley.com" target="_blank">bergamotalley.com</a>, 433-8720.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

<strong>'Take &amp;amp; Bake Pies':</strong> Chef instructor Hollie Fortkamp shows you how easy it is to make two classic Thanksgiving pies, flaky crust and all, from noon to 6 p.m. at Sur la Table, 2323 Magowan Drive, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. $85. 800-243-0852, <a href="http://surlatable.com" target="_blank">surlatable.com</a>.

Thursday, Nov. 28

<strong>'Thanksgiving on the Serengeti':</strong> Save on air fare and $1,000 a day for a safari. Go to Sonoma County's own version of the Serengeti: Safari West wild animal preserve . Two seatings for the holiday feast, at noon and 4 p.m. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa. $65; $25 age 4-12. 579-2551, <a href="http://safariwest.com" target="_blank">safariwest.com</a>.

Thursday, Nov. 28

<strong>Thanksgiving Dinner:</strong> Sonoma Community Center's annual free feast moves to bigger quarters this year: the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 First St. W., Sonoma. Doors open at 3 p.m. and dinner will be served, buffet-style, until 5 p.m. 938-44626, ext. 1; <a href="http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org" target="_blank">sonomacommunitycenter.org</a>

Nov. 29-Dec. 22

<strong>'Scrooge':</strong> Spreckels Theatre Company runs the musical based on Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' Nov. 29-Dec. 22, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $22-$26. 588-3400, <a href="http://rpcity.org" target="_blank">rpcity.org</a>.

Nov. 29-30

<strong>Heart of Sonoma Valley Open House:</strong> Join 27 wineries for the 30th annual event. Visit wine caves and cellars, taste wine and toast the holiday season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $45 for both days, including souvenir wine glass. Designated drivers $10 each. No one-day tickets available. <a href="http://heartofsonomavalley.com" target="_blank">heartofsonomavalley.com</a>.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 2

<strong>Le Cirque de Boheme:</strong> Cornerstone Sonoma shopping center presents four days of performances by a 1920s-style French holiday circus, with

shows twice a day, at 1 and 3 p.m. $15-$25. 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. 933-3010, <a href="http://cornerstoneconoma.com" target="_blank">cornerstoneconoma.com</a>.

Nov. 29-Dec. 15

<strong>'Annie':</strong> Cinnabar Young Rep stages the comic strip orphan's adventures, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. (No show Dec. 1.) $10-$15. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 763-8920, <a href="http://cinnabartheater.org" target="_blank">cinnabartheater.org</a>.

Sunday, Nov. 30

<strong>'Tosh Saves the World':</strong> Daniel Tosh, host of the Comedy Central series 'Tosh.0,' returns to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts with his third annual charity show at 8 p.m. It's sold out, so try the 'Net.50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Through Jan. 20

<strong>Safeway Holiday Ice Rink:</strong> One of the highlights of the holiday season in the city is the open-air public skating rink at San Francisco's Union Square, open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 20. (Closes at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.) $7-$11; skate rental, $5. <a href="http://unionsquareicerink.com" target="_blank">unionsquareicerink.com</a>. (415) 781-2688.