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Friday, April 11

<strong>Mickey and the Motorcars:</strong> Raised in a musical family in Idaho, brothers Mickey and Gary Braun found their home in the Austin music scene with this hot quintet. They play Friday, with the Jen Tucker Band opening at 9 p.m. at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $16-$18. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Friday, April 11

<strong>Babatunde Lea:</strong> The high-energy drummer and percussionist and his group will perform the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane in a benefit for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival's music education program at 7:30 tonight at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg. $25. <a href="http://healdsburgjazz.org" target="_blank">healdsburgjazz.org</a>.

Friday, April 11

<strong>Celtic Fiddle Festival:</strong> The 20th anniversary tour comes to the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, featuring fiddlers Kevin Burke of Ireland, Christian Lema?re of France, and Andr?Brunet of Canada in a showcase of international and individual fiddling styles. $22-$27. 8 p.m. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. <a href="http://seb.org" target="_blank">seb.org</a>

April 11-14

<strong>Spring Book Faire:</strong> It's the perfect time to get your summer reading in order, and what better way than with a book sale? The Friends of Santa Rosa Library are hosting their regular book faire this weekend, starting with preview day on Friday for $5 admission, and ending with Monday when anything you can fit in a bag is just $5. Sat-Mon is free admission and every day has free parking. Santa Rosa Vets Building, 1351 Maple Ave. For more information, visit <a href="http://sonomalibrary.org/friends/SantaRosa_fr.html" target="_blank">sonomalibrary.org/friends/SantaRosa_fr.html</a>.

Saturday, April 12

<strong>Undy 5000 5K:</strong> Keep your pants off for this 5K race for colon cancer. It all kicks off at 9 a.m. at Howarth Park when hundreds of runners will run in their skivvies to raise funds and awareness for the cause. Despite the pantslessness, this is a family friendly event. Visit <a href="http://www.ccalliance.org" target="_blank">www.ccalliance.org</a> for all the details.

Saturday, April 12

<strong>E-40 and Andre Nickatina:</strong> The innovative slang creator teams up with local hip hop luminary to create a rap show you won't want to miss. The all ages performance starts at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. $35. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. <a href="http://thephoenixtheater.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheater.com</a>

April 12-13

<strong>Spring Wildflower Hike:</strong> Meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the House of Happy Walls Museum in the Jackon London State Historic Park for an easy, slow-paced walk, led by park naturalists. 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen. Longer hike starts at 10 a.m. Sunday at the ranch parking lot. $10 each. 938-5216, <a href="http://jacklondonpark.com" target="_blank">jacklondonpark.com</a>.

April 12-13

<strong>Apple Blossom Festival:</strong> Start the two-day celebration with a free parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. Saturday The fest runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 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>Beer Blossom:</strong> After the parade and festival ends on Saturday, head on over to Hopmonk to see the powerhouse band Kingsborough perform their authentic soulful music with influences that range from The Allman Brothers to Rage Against the Machine. $10. 21-plus. 9 p.m. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>

Saturday, April 12

<strong>'Taste of Olivet Road':</strong> Ten wineries along Olivet Road in Santa Rosa (and nearby) offer wine, food, live music and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $35 admission includes complimentary tastings, logo glass and discounts on purcases; $5 for designated drivers. <a href="http://olivetroad.com" target="_blank">olivetroad.com</a>

Sunday, April 13

<strong>Cesar Millan:</strong> The beloved dog whisperer, accompanied by his just-as-famous companion, Junior, will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canines. $49-$69. 8 p.m. Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>

Sunday, April 13

<strong>Redwood Writers:</strong> Local author Jenn Sterling will share her journey from getting fired to being a bestselling author of young and new adult fiction. $5-$8. 2:30 p.m. Flamingo Resort. 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">redwoodwriters.org</a>

Sunday, April 13

<strong>Arlo Guthrie:</strong> With Pete Seeger gone, the son of his friend Woody Guthrie is left to carry on, with songs and stories from the depth and breadth of America, at 3 p.m. Sunday 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>.

Monday, April 14

<strong>'Withnail and I':</strong> Set in 1960s London, the 1987 film follows two out-of-work actors who decide to spend a holiday in the countryside at Uncle Monty's cottage. This latest entry in Bergamot Alley's 'Monday Movie Night' series screens at 9 p.m. Monday. Free. 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 433-8720, <a href="http://bergamotalley.com" target="_blank">bergamotalley.com</a>.

Wednesday, April 16

<strong>Ariadne Trio:</strong> Guest violinist Joe Edelberg joins Sonoma State University's resident threesome for the season to play Olivier Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Evert B. Person Theatre on campus in Rohnert Park. Free, but advance ticket required. <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, 866-955-6040.

Wednesday, April 16

<strong>Joel Selvin:</strong> The longtime San Francisco Chronicle music critic and columnist talks about his new book, 'Here Comes the Night,' a biography of of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415- 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

Thursday, April 17

<strong>Spring Dance Concert:</strong> See more than 60 Sonoma State University dancers perform new works by 15 student choreographers in six shows through April 19, including one at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Person Theatre on the Sonoma State University campus, Rohnert Park. $10-$17. 664-4246, <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>.

Thursday, April 17

<strong>Katherine Hastings:</strong> Sonoma County's poet laureate, also the author 'Nighthawks' and 'Cloud Fire' and host of both the 'WordTemple' series on KRCB and its live lecture counterpart, speaks at 6 p.m. Thursday at Copperfield's Books in Santa Rosa's Montgomery Village. 578-8938, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

Friday, April 18

<strong>Aimee Mann and Billy Collins:</strong> Singer-songwriter Mann and poet Collins team up for 'an evening of acoustic music and spoken word' at 8 p.m. April 18 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $30-$45. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Friday, April 18

<strong>Good Friday Concert:</strong> The Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa presents its annual musical event at 8 p.m. April 18. It's part of a full program of Holy Week events running from April 13 through April 20. 550 Mendocino Ave. 579-2604, <a href="http://incarnation-sr.org" target="_blank">incarnation-sr.org</a>\

Saturday, April 19

<strong>Melvin Seals and JGB:</strong> The longtime keyboardist with the Jerry Garcia Band. and master of the Hammond B-3 organ, plays soul, blues, jazz and more at 9 p.m. April 19 at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Sunday, April 20

<strong>Easter Egg Hunt:</strong> The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn will stage a children's quest for eggs at noon April 20 at with an Easter buffet served in the resort's dining room, Sant?(939-2415), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 Boyes Blvd. Sonoma. The resort's Big 3 restaurant (938-9000, ext. 2410) serves brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. <a href="http://fairmont.com" target="_blank">fairmont.com</a>.

Sunday, April 20

<strong>Hunt for the Hare:</strong> Sold out already, the annual Easter celebration, including brunch, tour and quest for the costumed rabbit character, returns April 20 to the Safari West wildlife preserve. Cruise the Internet in case reservation holders cancel. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa. 579-2551, <a href="http://safariwest.com" target="_blank">safariwest.com</a>.

Through May 11

<strong>'Modern Nature':</strong> San Francisco's de Young Museum exhibits work created by famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe at her Lake George, New York, retreat between 1918 and

the early 1930s, daily except Mondays through May 11. $16-$46; 5 and under free. 415-750-3600, <a href="http://famsf.org" target="_blank">famsf.org</a>.

Through July 12

<strong>'Divergent Acts':</strong> Sonoma State University's Library Art Gallery displays work by alumni, all mixed-media conceptual artists and sculptors who studied at SSU with Professor Jan Nunn, daily through July 12 on campus, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>, 664-2295.