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Looking for more Sonoma County events? Check out our online calendar at pressdemocrat.com/events.


If you're looking for some fun this week, you've come to the right place. This Saturday is the annual Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival. All weekend long, you can sample wine from the barrel at Barrel Tasting Weekend. Then on Sunday, earn your corned beef at the St. Patrick's Day 5K in Santa Rosa. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

March 10-12
Women in Astronomy: Learn about the often unrecognized and under-appreciated contributions and breakthroughs women have made throughout the history of astronomy at the SRJC’s planetarium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of March. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Tickets are $5-$8, and parking permits are required. Find out all the details at planetarium.santarosa.edu/public-shows.

Saturday, March 11
Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival: This Saturday, enjoy a day of music with a variety of Americana, Bluegrass, Celtic and Folk bands and musicians. This year’s festival will include live performances and a guitar workshop, plus food and beverages for sale. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the Sebastopol Community Center, and tickets are $40. Find out more at socofoso.com.

Saturday, March 11
St. Patrick’s Day Feast: This Saturday, the Windsor Lions Club and the Windsor Firefighters Association are holding an all-you-can-eat Corned Beef and Cabbage Feast, complete with raffle prizes and a no host bar. Tickets are $17 in advance, and $18 at the door. Call 838-4531 for Tickets. To be held at the Windsor Community Center from 6-8 p.m. More information at windsorchamber.com.

Saturday, March 11
Holi Celebration: This Saturday, NBIAA celebrates the coming of spring with a festival of colors at Windsor Town Green, starting at 1 p.m. Organic colors, much like the ones you see in the color runs, will be provided to cover people with color in an afternoon filled with music, singing, dancing and more, plus a pizza lunch. Admission is $5-$10, and free for kids 5 and under. Find out all the details at northbayindia.org/Events.

March 10-12
Barrel Tasting Weekend: In its final weekend, more than 100 wineries will take part in the 40th Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting event, offering wine samples from the barrel and a chance to pre-purchase wine. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a day of wine tasting. Weekend tickets are $70, Sunday only is $60 and Designated Drivers are $10. Find out more at wineroad.com.

Sunday, March 12
St. Patrick’s Day 5K: This Sunday, earn your corned beef with a 5K run/walk through Santa Rosa. Starting and ending at the Finley Center, the 5K is from 3-5:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to don their favorite green costume, and events include the Little Leprechaun Dash, judged costume contests, music and more. Cost is $30-$40. Registration closes March 9. More information at pd2go.net/StPats5KSR2017.

More upcoming events:

Friday, March 10

‘The Servant of Two Masters’: Italian Commedia-postmodern vaudeville, opens 8 p.m. Friday, Burbank Auditorium, SRJC Santa Rosa campus. $12-$18. Through March 19. 707-527-4307, theatrearts.santarosa.edu.

Saturday, March 11

‘Cash and King’: Steven Kent as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, 8 p.m. Saturday, Spreckels Center, Rohnert Park. $25-$45, benefits Spreckels Theatre Co. 707-588-3400, ci.rohnert-park.ca.us.

Pianist Brad Mehldau: ‘Three Pieces After Bach,’ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $25-$75. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.

Healdsburg Community Band: Pops concert, ‘Songs of the American West,’ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Raven Performing Arts Theater, Healdsburg. $10. 707-433-6335, raventheater.org.

Court ’n’ Disaster: Sonoma County rock and country band, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Rio Nido Roadhouse. $7. 77-869-0821, rionidoroadhouse.com.

Dirty Cello: Blues and bluegrass with cellist Rebecca Roudman and fellow high-energy musicians, 8 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Center for the Arts. $20-$25. 707-874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Dan Chaon: Lit Night with the author of the intimate thriller ‘Ill Will,’ 7 p.m. Saturday, Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. Free. 707-762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

Looking for more Sonoma County events? Check out our online calendar at pressdemocrat.com/events.

Sunday, March 12

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: Chamber music, 3 p.m. Sunday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $35-$85. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.

Comedy Marathon Contest: Monologues and improvisations with amateur comedians, 8 p.m. Sunday, The Big Easy, Petaluma. $10. jimrichardson.com.

Celtic harpist Patrick Ball: ‘Come Dance with Me in Ireland,’ 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. $25-$30. 707-763-8920, cinnabartheater.org.

Monday, March 13

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’: Golden anniversary celebration of the acclaimed stage production, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. $5-$12. Through July 16. 707-579-4452, schulzmuseum.org.

Tuesday, March 14

Israeli Film Fest: ‘On the Map’ documentary, Jewish Community Center series, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. $10. Weekly through March 21. 707-525-4840, rialtocinemas.com.

Davina and the Vagabonds: Jazz and blues band with New Orleans and Memphis influences, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Blue Note Napa. $15-$30. 707-603-1258, bluenotenapa.com.

Wednesday, March 15

Black Mountain: Canadian psychedelic rock band, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma. $28.50. 707-938-5277, gunbun.ticketfly.com.

Thursday, March 16

Cahoots: Americana Night with the Sonoma County folk and country-blues band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Cloverdale Arts Alliance. $20. 707-894-4410, cloverdaleartsalliance.org.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: San Francisco-based alternative folk-rock band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma. $35. 707-938-5277, gunbun.ticketfly.com.

Friday, March 17

Sonoma County Home & Garden Show: More than 500 exhibits, plus seminars and demonstrations, noon-7 p.m. March 17, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. $8. Through March 19. sonomacountyhomeshow.com.

‘Art’: Raven Performing Arts comedic look at the perceptions of art, 8 p.m. March 17-18, Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg. $10-$25. 707-473-9150, paulmahdergallery.com.

Daedalus Quartet: String ensemble, chamber concert, 7:30 p.m. March 17, The Glaser Center, Santa Rosa. $17.75-$28.75. 415-392-4400, communityed.santarosa.edu/chamber-concerts.

‘Visiting Mr. Green’: Gripping drama, opens 8 p.m. March 17, 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. $10-$26. Through April 2. 707-523-4185, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

Friday, March 17
Celtic Legend in Santa Rosa: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a celtic concert at the First Congregational Church in Santa Rosa. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Celeste Ray and her group Celtic Legend will perform music that weaves together classical, celtic and folk music. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com/event/2873270.

Saturday, March 18

Trashion Fashion Week: ‘101 Trashion Barbies’ outfitted in trash couture, exhibit opening reception, 4-6 p.m. March 18, Sonoma Community Center. $1. Through March 26. 707-938-4626, sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Los Lobos: Rock, blues, soul and Mexican folk music, known for ‘La Bamba,’ 8 p.m. March 18, Uptown Theatre, Napa. $35-$55. 707-259-0123, uptowntheatrenapa.com.

Hitchcock Film Festival: ‘The Birds,’ 3:30 p.m., ‘Rear Window,’ 7 p.m. March 18, Bodega Bay Grange Hall. $5-$18. Benefits Bodega Bay and Tomales elementary schools. visitbodegabayca.com.

Savor Sonoma Valley: Barrel tasting at 17 Glen Ellen and Kenwood wineries, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 18-19. $50-$75, designated driver free. 707-431-1137, heartofsonomavalley.com.

Lemony Snicket: Meet the creator of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ 2 p.m. March 18, Bookshelf Author Series, Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. $5-$12. 707-579-4452, schulzmuseum.org.

Sunday, March 19

Dervish: Award-winning six-member Celtic band from Ireland, 7:30 p.m. March 19, Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. $22-$27. 707-823-1511, seb.org.

Prima Trio: Eclectic mix with violin, piano and clarinet, Sonoma Classical Music Society presentation, 3 p.m. March 19, Vintage House, Sonoma. $10-$35. sonomaclassical.org.

Haochen Zhang: Classical program with the award-winning pianist from China, 3 p.m. March 19, Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $30. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.