Things to do this week in Sonoma County, May 17-May 26

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It's Rose Parade time again! Also, Salute to 'American Graffiti,' comedians, wine events and more.

Friday, May 17

Santa Rosa Junior College Orchestra and Symphonic Band: "Circadian Rhythms" 7:30 p.m. Jackson Theater, Sonoma Country Day School, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, contact music.santarosa.edu.

Faster Pussycat: Los Angeles rock band, plus Dead Fervor rock band. 8 p.m. House of Rock, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $20-$25. For more information, call 707-791-3482 or visit rockstaruniversity.com.

Space Orchestra: Tribute to Joe Cocker’s "Mad Dogs & Englishmen;" Petaluma Music Festival fundraiser. 8:30 p.m. Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. Tickets are $25-$30. For more information, call 707-775-6048 or visit mystictheatre.com.

"Faceless": Courtroom drama exploring faith and identity and calling for more humanity. Opens 7:30 p.m. 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $18-$28. Through June 2. For more information, call 707-523-4185 or visit 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

"Gloria Through the Ages": Exploration from Vivaldi through Rutter; Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Glaser Center, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 707-527-4999, ext. 9228, or visit santarosasymphonicchorus.com.

Earik Beann: "Pointe Patrol," how nine people saved their neighborhood during the Tubbs fire. 7 p.m. Copperfield’s Books, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. For more information, call 707-578-8938 or visit copperfieldsbooks.com.

Saturday, May 18

Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival: 125th annual celebration. Festival 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Courthouse Square, parade 10 a.m., downtown Santa Rosa. Free. For more information, visit roseparadefestival.com.

Salute to "American Graffiti": Meet the film’s stars, visit vendors, view classic cars, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., cruising 4-8 p.m. in downtown Petaluma. Spectators free. For more information, call 707-762-3394 or visit americangraffiti.net.

Paula Poundstone: Stand-up comic, author and humorist. 8 p.m. Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $29-$45. For more information, call 707-546-3600 or visit lutherburbankcenter.org.

Solid Air: Folk-rock and Americana group, with Steve Barbieri on guitar and vocals. 8:30-11 p.m. A’Roma Roasters, Santa Rosa. Free. For more information, visit solidairmusic.com.

Lake County Wine Adventure: Explore Lake County Winery Association wineries and tasting rooms, many with added adventures. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lake County wine region. Tickets are $50-$70, $25 designated driver. For more information, visit lakecountywineries.org/events.

Signature Sonoma Valley: Legends Dinner Showcase, collector wines, capstone event. 6:30 p.m. Durell Vineyards, Sonoma. Tickets are $350. For more information, call 707-935-0803 or visit sonomavalleywine.com/signature-sonoma-valley.

Sunday, May 19

'Grease': Mountain Play Theater stages the rockin’ 1950s musical. Opens 2 p.m. at the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mount Tamalpais. Tickets are $20-$45. Through June 16. For more information, call 415-383-1100 or visit mountainplay.org.

Monophonics: Bay Area soul band, plus Americana musician Jesse Ray Smith. 7:30 p.m. Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. Tickets are $18-$23. For more information, call 707-775-6048 or visit mystictheatre.com.

Matsuri!: Japanese Arts Festival featuring Japanese food, clothing, crafts, art and entertainment. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa. Free. For more information, visit sonomamatsuri.com.

City Lights Poets: Poetry reading with Edmund Berrigan, Garrett Caples and John Coletti. 7 p.m. North Bay Letterpress Arts, Sebastopol. Free. For more information, visit northbayletterpressarts.org.

"The Heart of the Goddess": Hallie Iglehart Austen book launch, joined by archaeomythologist Joan Marler. 3-5 p.m., Occidental Center for the Arts. Free. For more information, call 707-874-9392 or visit occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Valley of the Moon Music Festival First Taste: "Tchaikovsky and His Patron Nadezhda von Meck." 5:30 p.m., Madrone Estate, Valley of the Moon Winery, Glen Ellen. Tickets are $40. For more information, visit valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org.

Windsor Green Beer & Wine Festival: Unlimited tastings, local purveyors. Benefits Fit for Equality school anti-bullying initiatives. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windsor Town Green. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Monday, May 20

Stacey Abrams: Copperfield’s Books presentation, "Lead from the Outside." Memoir/leadership handbook for outsiders. 7 p.m., Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $40, includes book. For more information, call 707-546-3600 or visit lutherburbankcenter.org.

Taj Mahal: Acclaimed Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist blues singer-songwriter and film composer. 8 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Yountville. Tickets are $39-$69. For more information, call 707-944-9900 or visit lincolntheater.com.

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio: Musical benefit for Jerry Knight’s River Theater; also The Blues Defenders. 7:30 p.m., Redwood Cafe, Cotati. Tickets are $35-$40. For more information, call 707-795-7868 or visit redwoodcafe.com.

Tuesday, May 21

Andy Warhol: "From A to B and Back Again," Warhol retrospective. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Tickets are $29-$35. Through Sept. 2. For more information, call 415-357-4000 or visit sfmoma.org.

Wednesday, May 22

Bolshoi Ballet: "Carmen Suite" and "Petrushka," double-bill Russian ballet. 1 and 6:30 p.m., Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. Tickets are $16-$21. For more information, call 707-525-4840 or visit rialtocinemas.com/sebastopol.

The Lemonheads: Alternative rock band from Boston, plus rock musician Tommy Stinson. 8:30 p.m., Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. Tickets are $28-$33. For more information, call 707-775-6048 or visit mystictheatre.com..

Thursday, May 23

"The Belle of Amherst": Jennifer King in Sonoma Arts Live one-woman show portraying poet Emily Dickenson. Opens 7:30 p.m., Sonoma Community Center. Tickets are $25-$40. Through June 2. For more information, call 707-938-4626 or visit sonomaartslive.org.

Portrait Party: Artists pose for and paint portraits in small groups. 5-8 p.m., Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call 707-829-4797 or visit sebarts.org.

"Charlotte’s Web": Windsor Performing Arts Academy production; classic tale of friendship between a special spider and a beloved pig. 7 p.m. Thursday and May 24, Brooks Elementary School, Windsor. Free. For more information, call 707-838-3341 or visit windsorperformingarts.net.

Spyro Gyra: Jazz fusion band blending funk, rhythm and blues and pop music since the 1970s. 8 p.m., Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. Tickets are $28-$48. For more information, call 707-775-6048 or visit mystictheatre.com.

Friday, May 24

The Funky Dozen: Ukiah-based party band. Wilson Artisan Wines Summer Music Series season opener. 6-8:30 p.m., deLorimier Winery, Geyserville. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit wilsonartisanwines.com.

Moonalice: Variety of genres, plus musical improvisations. 7:30 p.m. May 24, Occidental Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, call 707-874-9392 or visit occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: Grammy-winning country singer, songwriter and musician. 8:30 p.m., Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. Tickets are $28-$40, VIP tickets are $99-$179. For more information, call 707-775-6048 or visit mystictheatre.com.

"Billy Nobody": Pegasus Theater Company production written by Sonoma County playwright Stanley Rutherford. Opens 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Guerneville. Pay-what-you-can. Through June 9. For more information, visit pegasustheater.com.

Christian Nodal: Award-winning 19-year-old Mexican regional soloist; "Ahora" tour. 8 p.m., Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $61-$131. For more information, call 707-546-3600 or visit lutherburbankcenter.org.

Saturday, May 25

SonoMusette: Concert highlighting the sound and spirit of mid-20th century Paris. 7:30 p.m., Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, call 707-829-4797 or visit sebarts.org.

Clara Bijl: Comedian raised in the French Alps; observational humor with a European twang. 7 p.m., Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $20-$28. For more information, call 707-318-3845 or visit crushersofcomedy.com.

Carnaval San Francisco: Global cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25-26, Harrison Street (between 16th and 24th streets), San Francisco. Free. For more information, call 415-206-0577 or visit carnavalsanfrancisco.org.

The Sons of Champlin: Rock band formed in Marin in the 1960s. 8 p.m., Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. Tickets are $27-$31. For more information, call 707-775-6048 or visit mystictheatre.com.

Petaluma Adobe Living History Day: Reenactments and hands-on activities from 1840s Mexican California rancho life. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. Tickets are $2-$3. For more information, call 707-762-4871 or visit sonomaparks.org.

Sunday, May 26

Bottle Shock – A Little Street Music: Wine tasting, live music. Tasting room opens 11 a.m., music 2-5 p.m., Taft Street Winery, Sebastopol. Free. For more information, visit taftstreetwinery.com.

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