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

Spring into this weekend with these fun events. All weekend long, celebrate the Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol. On Saturday, cheer on dancing stars at the Dancing with the Stars & Stripes benefit event. On Sunday, stroll through Petaluma for the town's history walk. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

April 20-22
CannaCon Santa Rosa: Starting on 4/20 and ending Saturday, CannaCon is taking over the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The event will feature seminars that address business aspects, growing tips, infused food experiences, networking and more. Tickets are $40-$420. Find out all the details at cannacon.org/santa-rosa.

Friday, April 21 & 22
ArtQuest Dance Show: This Friday and Saturday, the annual Santa Rosa High ArtQuest Spring Dance Show will feature a variety of dance styles, including modern, jazz, hip hop and more. Tickets are $5-$15, and the shows are from 7-9 p.m. at Santa Rosa High. Find out all the details at srhsdance.org.

Saturday, April 22
Workshop for Authors: Learn to build your self-promotion platform with the five essentials: identity, scheduling, growing your fan-base, connecting with influencers, and measuring goals. The workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Flamingo Resort, and costs $25-$35. For more information, visit redwoodwriters.org/workshops.

Saturday, April 22-23
Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival: This weekend, take an “Apple Blossom Odyssey” for the 71st Annual Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival. On Saturday, the celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade on Main Street at 10 a.m., followed by a festival. On Sunday, the festival continues, along with the Blues Music Explosion. Find out all the details at appleblossomfest.com.

Saturday, April 22
Dancing with the Stars & Stripes: This Saturday, ten dance couples will take part in a dance competition that tackles homelessness among local veterans. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m., the benefit event pairs a local amateur “star” and a professional dancer, with awards based on both judges’ scores and money raised. The Nordquist dancers and My Divas a cappella singers will also perform. Tickets are $35-$50. Find out more at dancingwiththestarsandstripes.org.

Saturday, April 22
Butter & Egg Days Opening Ceremony: The parade is next weekend, but this Saturday you can find out this year’s Good Egg and Grand Marshal recipients at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, starting at noon. Find out all the details at www.petalumamuseum.com.

Sunday, April 223
‘Real news’: Press Democrat Executive Editor Catherine Barnett and Editorial Director Paul Gullixson will discuss the local news-gathering landscape in an era of "alternative facts" at Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol this Sunday, 2 p.m. Copperfield’s Books, Sebastopol. Free. 707-823-2618, copperfieldsbooks.com.
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Sunday, April 23
Petaluma History Trails Walk: This Sunday, take an 8-10 block stroll through west Petaluma to learn about Petaluma’s history and historical figures. The guided walk will include presentations by costumed actors, and conclude with refreshments. Check in at the Balshaw Pedestrian Bridge at least 10 minutes before 1 p.m. to take part. Find out more at www.petalumamuseum.com.

Tuesday, April 25
Crissi Langwell at Copperfield's Books: Hear Crissi Langwell read from her book, "The Road to Hope," talk about her writing process and introduce her newest book series 6-7 p.m. at Copperfield's in Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. crissilangwell.com/upcoming-events, copperfieldsbooks.com

Other upcoming events:

Friday, April 21

The Alexander String Quartet: Chamber music, internationally acclaimed quartet, 7:30 p.m., Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa campus. $17.75-$28.75. 415-392-4400, communityed.santarosa.edu.

‘The Children’s Hour’: Classic tale of a runaway lie, opens at 8 p.m., 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. $15-$33. Through May 7. 707-523-4185, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

‘In the Heights’: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical before “Hamilton,” opens at 8 p.m., Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa campus. $12-$22. Through May 7. 707-527-4307, theatrearts.santaroa.edu.

‘Agnes of God’: Drama exploring a startling discovery at a convent, opens at 7:30 p.m., Cloverdale Performing Arts. $12-$22. Through April 30. cloverdaleperformingarts.com.

Sang Matiz: World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms, 8:30 p.m., Redwood Café, Cotati. $12-$15. 707-795-7868, redwoodcafe.com.

Yefim Bronfman: Grammy-winning pianist, classical program, 7:30 tonight, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $35-$85. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.

Saturday, April 22

Mandy Brooks: Singer-songwriter and band, live album release party, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Redwood Cafe, Cotati. $10. 707-795-7868, redwoodcafe.com.

Student Jazz Combo Competition and Concert: Competition 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., winners announced at 5 p.m., and Redwood All-Stars concert, with students invited to sit in, at 7 p.m. Glaser Center, Santa Rosa. $10 for 18 and older; students free. 800-838-3006, healdsburgjazz.org.

Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus: Songs from the 1960s, 3 p.m. Saturday, Presbyterian Church of the Roses, Santa Rosa. $30. 707-527-4999, ext. 9228, santarosasymphonicchorus.com.

Stephen Pearcy: Heavy metal musician and RATT founder, greatest hits set, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, House of Rock, Santa Rosa. $35-$50. 707-791-3482, rockstaruniversity.com.

Sunday, April 23

‘Country Legends’: Santa Rosa Symphony Pops Series, tribute to country stars, 3 p.m. Sunday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $37-$80. 707-546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Nigel Armstrong: Sonoma’s world-acclaimed violinist performs classical works spanning the last three centuries, 3 p.m. Sunday, Vintage House, Sonoma. $10-$35. sonomaclassical.org.

Monday, April 24

‘Museum Mondays for Little Ones’: Stories, arts, crafts, games for ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 10 a.m.-noon Monday. $5 per child; two adults free per child before 11 a.m. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. 707-579-4452, schulzmuseum.org

Tuesday, April 25

Bodytraffic: L.A. dance company performs four pieces in various styles. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $15-$45. 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

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

Wednesday, April 26

Kip Moore: Country singer-songwriter. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $49-$59. 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Thursday, April 27

Keiko Matsui: Jazz keyboardist and composer, 7:30 and 9:30 Thursday through April 30. Blue Note, Napa. $33-$55. 707-880-2300, bluenotenapa.com

Friday, April 28

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante: Scottish folk music, 8 p.m. April 28. Occidental Center for the Arts, Occidental. $20. 874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org

David Crosby: Star singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. April 28, Uptown Theatre, Napa. $51-$96. 707-259-0123, uptowntheatrenapa.com.

Saturday, April 29

Butter & Egg Days: Festival opens at 10 a.m. and 36th annual parade steps off at noon in downtown Petaluma, Cutest Chick Contest for kids and Cow Chip Throwing Contest. Free. 707-762-9348, petalumadowntown.com.

Courthouse Square Festival: Dedication of reunified square in downtown Santa Rosa at 12:30 p.m. April 29, followed by festival with live music, art displays, beer, wine and more, 1:30-4 p.m. Free admission.

Passport to Dry Creek Valley: More than 45 wineries offer two days of food and wine pairings, gourmet creations by top Sonoma County chefs, winemaker lunches and dinners, vineyard tours and wine tastings. April 29-30. Two-day passport: $137.50. 707-433-3031, drycreekvalley.org.

Che Malambo: All-male dance company from Argentina, 7:30 p.m. April 29. Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. Tickets start at $35. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

California Redwood Chorale: Spring concerts at 8 p.m. April 29 at Glaser Center in Santa Rosa and 3 p.m. April 30 at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma. $15-$20. californiaredwoodchorale.org.

Sunday, April 30

‘Presto Mambo’: Santa Rosa Symphony family concert featuring Latin American music, 3 p.m. April 30, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $12-$17. 546-8742, srsymphony.org

Vieux Farka Toure: African guitarist dubbed the ‘Hendrix of the Sahara.’ Malian blues, rock and reggae, 7 p.m. April 30, Old Cotati Cabaret, Cotati. $25-$30. hendrixofthesahara.brownpapertickets.com.

Jonathan Dominic: Classical organist, 3 p.m. April 30. Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center. Tickets start $30. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

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