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Friday, May 2

<strong>Nina Gerber and Chris Webster:</strong> Singer Webster and guitarist Gerber celebrate the release of their -#8216;Apple Blossom Lane' CD at 7:30 tonight at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. $25 in advance; $27 day of show. <a href="http://northbaylive.com" target="_blank">northbaylive.com</a>.

Friday, May 2

<strong>Planet Bass:</strong> Witness powerful visuals and instrumentals, with live DJs, at 8 tonight Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. The line-up includes Computation!, DJ DynamiK, Mitchell Cukr, MrMun0z and Chase Me. $10-$12. 762-3565, <a href="http://thephoenixtheater.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheater.com</a>.

May 2-4 -amp; 11

<strong>-#8216;Once on this Island':</strong> The Cinnabar Theater's Young Rep company presents the Broadway musical, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's -#8216;Little Mermaid' and Rosa Guy's novel -#8216;My, Love, My Love,' at 8 p.m. May 2-3 and 9-10 and 2 p.m. May 4 and 11. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $10-$15. 763-8920, cinnabartheater.org.

May 2 -amp; 4

<strong>Sonoma Bach Choir:</strong> Accompanied by the Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, the choir will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th St., Santa Rosa, and 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. $12-$20. 877-914-2224, <a href="http://sonomabach.org" target="_blank">sonomabach.org</a>.

May 3-5

<strong>Santa Rosa Symphony:</strong> Pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins the orchestra, led by Bruno Ferrandis, at 8 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $20-$80. 546-8742. <a href="http://santarosasymphony.com" target="_blank">santarosasymphony.com</a>.

Saturday, May 3

<strong>Robotics Challenge:</strong> Students in 4th through 8th grades will demonstrate the small robots they have been contracting over the past several ears, competing in an event that involves over 300 students. The public is invited to witness the teams go through seven events, utilizing skills in math, science, and engineering through robotic activities. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Ave., Santa Rosa. Info: <a href="http://www.scoe.org" target="_blank">www.scoe.org</a>

Saturday, May 3

<strong>Toad The Wet Sprocket:</strong> All I want is for you to go to this show and remember what it was like to love alternative music of the early 90s. The band, who was named after a fictional band in a Monty Python sketch, came together in 1986 as teenagers, releasing their first album in 1989. But they didn't gather a true following until their third album, 'Fear,' in 1991. The rest is history. Now they're regulars over at Uptown Theatre in Napa, where they'll be performing a make-up concert for the one they had to postpone in February, with special guests Tommy and the High Pilots. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are still available for $37-$47, plus fees. Info: <a href="http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com" target="_blank">www.uptowntheatrenapa.com</a>

Saturday, May 3

<strong>Film Fest Petaluma:</strong> Attend screenings of several series of animated and live- action short films, at 2:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $10-$15; $25 for all-day pass. <a href="http://www.petalumafilmalliance.org/filmfest-petaluma" target="_blank">www.petalumafilmalliance.org/filmfest-petaluma</a>.

Sunday, May 4

<strong>4-H ChickenQue:</strong> Support the county's 4-H program at their annual chicken BBQ and 4-H showcase, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The event will not only offer up a finger-lickin' plate of food, but will also host interactive booths that feature the various projects 4-Hers have been involved in this year. Discover more about their annual summer camp, livestock projects, leadership opportunities, and more. The event is free, and the meal is $10 per plate. For more information, call 565-2381, or visit <a href="http://cesonoma.ucanr.edu" target="_blank">cesonoma.ucanr.edu</a>.

Sunday, May 4

<strong>Cinco de Mayo:</strong> The Cornerstone garden, art, shopping and dining complex in Sonoma hosts an early festival and tamale cook-off

from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $10-$20 in advance; $15-$25 day of event. 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. 933-3010, <a href="http://cincodemayosonoma.com" target="_blank">cincodemayosonoma.com</a>

Monday, May 5

<strong>Cinco de Mayo:</strong> The county's largest celebration of the holiday, marking Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday in Santa Rosa's Roseland neighborhood, with live music and dancers. 650 Sebastopol Road. <a href="http://santarosacincodemayo.com" target="_blank">santarosacincodemayo.com</a>.

Tuesday, May 6

<strong>Vegetarian Spring Cooking:</strong> Instructor Denis Lambert celebrates the fresh flavors of this season's produce, and demonstrates how

satisfying vegetarian meals can be, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sur la Table, 2323 Magowan Drive, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. $69. 800-243-0852, <a href="http://surlatable.com" target="_blank">surlatable.com</a>.

Tuesday, May 6

<strong>Petaluma Chorale:</strong> Guest dancers from the Petaluma City Ballet join the ensemble for a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musicals, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. May 10 at the Petaluma Valley Baptist Church, 580 Sonoma Mountain

Parkway, Petaluma. $10-$12, free 12 and under. 762-7170.

Wednesday, May 7

<strong>Asleep at the Wheel:</strong> The country music ensemble has changed rosters many times over in the past four and a half decades, but singer, guitarist, front man and co-founder Ray Benson remains at the wheel. 8 p.m. Wednesday at the City Winery, 1030 Main St., Napa. $30-$40. 260-1600, <a href="http://citywinery.com" target="_blank">citywinery.com</a>.

Wednesday, May 7

<strong>Wednesday Night Market:</strong> Downtown Santa Rosa's weekly street fair opens with live music by Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra, Mojo Style and Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra. Runs 5:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 20.

<a href="http://wednesdaynightmarket.org" target="_blank">wednesdaynightmarket.org</a>.

Friday, May 9

<strong>Mario Cantone:</strong> The actor, comedian and singer, best-known as flamboyant wedding planner Anthony Marantino on the HBO series -#8216;Sex in the City,' will perform at 8 p.m. May 9 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $45-$65. <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>, 546-3600.

Saturday, May 10

<strong>Human Race:</strong> The annual charity benefit run starts at 8 a.m. May 10 from Herbert Slater Middle School, 3500 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, and later ends there. There are both three-kilometer and 10-kilometer courses. The day also includes a pancake breakfast from

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. <a href="http://humanracenow.org" target="_blank">humanracenow.org</a>.

May 10 -amp; 11

<strong>-#8216;All Our Relations':</strong> The Occidental Community Choir, which has been raising voices in song for three and a half decades, performs in concert at 8 p.m. May 10 and 3 p.m. May 11 at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. $15; free 12 and younger. For full concert schedule: 823-0974, <a href="http://occidentalchoir.org" target="_blank">occidentalchoir.org</a>.

Sunday, May 11

<strong>Florian Boesch:</strong> The Austrian baritone makes his Weill Hall concert debut, with English pianist Malcolm Martineau, at 3 p.m. May 11 at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $15-$70. <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, 866-955-6040.

Sunday, May 11

<strong>Mother's Day Brunch:</strong> Take Mom out for the day on May 11 in the Safari West wildlife park, with two packages available: brunch at 10 a.m., tour at 11:30 a.m.; brunch at 1 p.m.; tour at 2:30 p.m. $70; $35 ages 4-12; $18.50-$40.50. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa. 579-2551, <a href="http://safariwest.com" target="_blank">safariwest.com</a>.

Through May 25

<strong>-#8216;Thoroughly Modern Millie':</strong> Based on the popular movie, the stage version features new songs and dances. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 25. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $15-$35. 523-4185, <a href="http://6thstreetplayhouse.com" target="_blank">6thstreetplayhouse.com</a>.