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Friday, April 25

<strong>'Early Music Uncorked':</strong> The Sonoma Bach Choir performs 'Songs of Love and Nature," Renaissance madrigals and songs by composers from Italy, Germany, England and France, at 8 tonight at the Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th St., Santa Rosa. $12-$20. 877-914-2224, <a href="http://sonomabach.org" target="_blank">sonomabach.org</a>.

April 25-27

<strong>Dan Earl's farewell concerts:</strong> The conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus bids adieu to the podium with a few special concerts over the weekend. Each concert will feature the music of Morten Lauridsen, performed both by the Symphonic Chorus, as well as the California Redwood Chorale directed by Robert Hazelrigg. Friday will be at St. Vincent's Church in Petaluma at 8 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. will be at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa. They also have a performance at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma on May 4 at 3 p.m. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.californiaredwoodchorale.org" target="_blank">www.californiaredwoodchorale.org</a>

Saturday, April 26

<strong>Butter - Eggs Day Parade:</strong> The annual parade and festival starts with cow chip throwing, moves along to the cutest chick contest, and keeps on marching with a parade. The day's events are a traditional nod to the town's agricultural roots, with a theme of "Home Grown Petaluma." Come as early as 8 a.m. for the Petaluma 7-11 Lions Club's breakfast. Festivities start at 10 a.m., with the parade kicking off at noon. For more information, visit <a href="http://petalumadowntown.com" target="_blank">petalumadowntown.com</a>.

Saturday, April 26

<strong>From Pen to Published:</strong> Every two years, the Redwood Writers hold an elaborate conference for those who are passionate about the written word, breaking the event up with inspiring keynote speakers, breakout sessions that dive into the craft of writing, and more. This year features author and political analyst John Rothmann, and poet Dana Gioia, who also serves as a critic and teacher. The day will feature sessions on craft, genre, publishing, and marketing. Attendees can also enter their writing into the prose or poetry contest. Admission is $155 for CWC Members, and $185 for non-members. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SRJC 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">redwoodwriters.org</a>

Saturday, April 26

<strong>Day on the Green:</strong> Keep Earth Day going all week long with a day of family fun at Montgomery Village. The day's events include an art show and sale by local artists, live music, dance performances and more, plus green businesses and organizations who will help show you how you can reduce your carbon footprint. The free event goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 328-8094.

Saturday, April 26

<strong>Sonoma Showcase of Bands:</strong> The Vets Memorial Building in Santa Rosa will be the place to be this Saturday when six local bands perform live throughout the venue. Three rooms of the venue will hold two sets each, with simultaneous performances to rock out too. For $35, you can check out The Blues Burners and The Hot Rods Band in the Lodge Room, Gator Nation and Midnight Sun Massive in the Dining Room, and the Poyntless Sistars and Lost Dog Found in the Auditorium. This all-ages show starts at 6 p.m. and is a benefit to help homeless people and animals through various organizations. For more information, visit <a href="http://sonomacoeventsunlimited.com/Battle of the Bands.html" target="_blank">sonomacoeventsunlimited.com/Battle of the Bands.html</a>

Saturday, April 26

<strong>Greg Brown:</strong> The two-time Grammy nominee sings and plays his own songs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. $28 in advance, $30 at the door. 823-1511, <a href="http://seb.org" target="_blank">seb.org</a>.

April 26 -amp; 30

<strong>'Cosi fan tutte':</strong> The Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol screens the Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart's beloved opera about testing the ties of love, starring Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard, at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. 6868 McKinley St. 525-4840, <a href="http://rialtocinemas.com" target="_blank">rialtocinemas.com</a>.

April 26-27

<strong>'The Year of Magical Thinking':</strong> Petaluma-based professional actress Grace Kingsley stars in the one-woman show based on Joan Didion's memoir about love and loss, in the Studio Theater at 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 8 p.m. today and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$25. 523-4185, <a href="http://6thstreetplayhouse.com" target="_blank">6thstreetplayhouse.com</a>.

Sunday, April 27

<strong>Classical Mystery Tour:</strong> The 50th anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. breakthrough tour will be celebrated by original members of the Broadway show 'Beatlemania' and the Santa Rosa Symphony. Together, they'll perform classic Beatles favorites true to form, exactly as they were written. This all ages concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd. in Santa Rosa. Tickets are $37-$80. Information at <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>

Monday, April 28

<strong>'Museum Mondays for Little Ones':</strong> Bring toddlers ages 1 to 5 to Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa from 10 a.m. to noon Monday for a morning together of stories, games, art and crafts. $5 per child; up to two adults per child free before 11 a.m. 2301 Hardies Lane. 579-4452, <a href="http://schulzmuseum.org/" target="_blank">schulzmuseum.org</a>.

Monday, April 28

<strong>'Napa Crossroads':</strong> David Pack celebrates the realease of his new anthology ablum, featuring Todd Rundgren, Bela Fleck, Alan Parsons, the late Ray Manzarek of the Doors, and others. 6:30 p.m. Monday. $75. City Winery, 1030 Main St., Napa. 260-1600, <a href="http://citywinery.com/napa" target="_blank">citywinery.com/napa</a>.

Tuesday, April 29

<strong>Michael Hall:</strong> The acclaimed New York Times-bestselling picture book creator talks about his latest work, 'It's

an Orange Aardvark,' told from an ant's point of view, at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

Thursday, May 1

<strong>Bob Mankoff:</strong> In this case, 'never' means next Thursday. The cartoon editor for The New Yorker talks about his cartoon-laden memoir 'How About Never? Is Never Good for You?' at 7 p.m. at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415-927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

May 2-3

<strong>English Beat:</strong> In their native England, the band is known as The Beat, and as British Beat in Australia. The HopMonk Tavern presents not just one, but two nights of classic ska, rock and reggae at 9 p.m. May 2 and 8:30 p.m. May 3 at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $30. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Saturday, May 2

<strong>Sarah Janosz:</strong> The 22-year-old, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who hails from just outside Austin, Texas, will perform at 8:30 p.m. May 2 at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $21-$24. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.