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J.M. Berry

Aventine in Glen Ellen begins live music

The Tuesday night market has the Poyntlyss on the horseshoe lawn tonight, Aug. 19, starting at 6 p.m. The El Verano Inn has karaoke from Neelix One tonight, Aug. 19, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. Murphy’s Irish Pub presents the “after party” tonight, Aug. 19, with Dan Martin and the Noma Rocksteady Band kicking off… Continue Reading >>

Jack London Park hosts Sundown Music Series

Beginning May 15 and continuing through Sept. 18, Jack London State Historic Park will be open late on the third Thursday of the month for the Sundown Music Series. Visitors to the park will enjoy free entertainment by local musicians in the park’s scenic setting as afternoon turns to dusk throughout spring, summer and early… Continue Reading >>

SCC chili bowl fundraiser Jan. 17

The Sonoma Community Center will host its annual “Chili Bowl Express” fundraising event, to be held in its Rotary Community Kitchen from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Proceeds will support Sonoma Community Center’s ceramics arts education program.

JASPAL SINGH CHATTHA with compost, from the documentary “Symphony of the Soil.” Lily Films/Special to the Index-Tribune

‘Symphony of the Soil’ to screen Jan. 5

The Sebastiani Theatre hosts one screening only of the documentary “Symphony of the Soil,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. This enlightening film is about creative strategies to promote healthy humans on a healthy planet.

Kenwood Depot hosts Dakaboom

Dakaboom returns to the Kenwood Depot for their fifth annual holiday show at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Dec. 28.

JACK LONDON STATE HISTORICAL PARK will participate in the national “First Day Hikes” on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Submitted photo

Jack London Park to host ‘First Day Hike’ on Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, Jack London State Historical Park will participate in the national “First Day Hikes” movement sponsored by America’s State Parks, offering an opportunity to kick off the new year with a healthy start. Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. upper parking area/beauty ranch in the parking lot (turn right from kiosk) at Jack… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma library hosts ‘Museum on the Go’

The Sonoma Valley Library will host Children’s Museum of Sonoma County’s “Museum on the Go” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. This unique event gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to play and discover science, the arts, and nature alongside their children. “Museum on the Go” will inspire young explorers to ask… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER’S production of “The Christmas Carol” will be staged Friday, Saturday and Monday nights. Submitted photo

Last weekend for ‘Christmas Carol’

This is the last weekend for the Sonoma Community Center and Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

Carol in Glen Ellen on Dec. 21

The 10th annual caroling through Glen Ellen is set for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Neil Shepard, Jack London’s great-nephew, will direct a wagon with his Clydesdale horses. The wagon will leave the parking lot at the Jack London Saloon and take carolers around Glen Ellen before dropping them off so another group… Continue Reading >>

‘First Day Hike’ at Jack London State Park

On Jan. 1, Jack London State Historical Park will participate in the national “First Day Hikes” movement sponsored by America’s State Parks, offering an opportunity to kick off the new year with a healthy start. Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. in the upper parking area/beauty ranch parking lot (turn right from kiosk) at Jack… Continue Reading >>

Murphy’s hosts comedy shows Friday, Saturday

Comedy is returning to Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E., for three shows next weekend. Jasper Redd will headline the shows with Red Scott and Josh Argyle featured at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and again at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The shows are hosted by Torio Van Grol. Redd is… Continue Reading >>

Adele music students host free concert

The music students at Adele Harrison Middle School will be performing a free holiday concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Grinstead Amphitheater in the Sonoma Plaza.

JORDY NEILL is an out-of-work actor who takes a job as a Macy’s elf in “Santaland Diaries.” Submitted photo

‘Santaland Diaries’ staged

The Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company will present David Sedaris’ holiday comedy “The Santaland Diaries” for two nights only, Monday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 22, at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E. Sonoma. Performed by SVSC’s favored son Jordan Neil. This is a holiday treat is not to be missed. This wickedly funny story,… Continue Reading >>

Hometown Band marching in the Fourth of July Parade. David Bolling/Index-Tribune

Hometown Band to perform Big Band Holiday Concerts

Sonoma’s beloved, enduring Hometown Band will perform in a pair of free, Big Band Holiday concerts today, Saturday, and tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 8, at two venues in Sonoma. The Saturday concert will be performed at 7 p.m. in Burlingame Hall at the First Congregational Church, 252 West Spain St.. Sunday’s concert will be performed at… Continue Reading >>

THE “HOLIDAY FOLLIES Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” takes the stage at the Sonoma Community Center Saturday evening. Index-Tribune file photo

SCC’s Holiday Follies set for Saturday

The Sonoma Community Center kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” The curtains open and the spotlight will shine on the Rotary stage in Andrews Hall as a dozens of Sonoma’s finest performing artists take to the stage in a light-hearted… Continue Reading >>

Model train show at Depot Museum

Model trains are coming back to Depot Park Museum during the first two weekends in December. The Christmas Train Show will run from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 and 8, and from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15. The Sonoma Valley Historical Society, operator of the Depot Park Museum, and the… Continue Reading >>

Home for the holidays adoption specials

Happy holidays Sonoma! With Thanksgiving so late this year, it does feel like we have been hurled right into the Christmas season, doesn’t it? Last weekend we had our annual Santa Paws at the Sonoma Community Center and it was fabulous. More than 70 dogs (and cats) came to get their picture taken with the… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA CONSERVATORY OF DANCE will perform ‘The Snow Maiden’ Saturday and Sunday at the Sebastiani Theatre. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Curtain goes up on ‘Snow Maiden’

The Sebastiani Theatre presents “The Snow Maiden,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and again at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The Snow Maiden, or Snegurochka in Russian, is a recurring character in many different versions of Russian fairytales. The first full-length Snow Maiden aballet was produced in 1878 by Marius Petipa. The story was… Continue Reading >>

ONE YOUNG ADMIRER had to get up close and personal with one of the snowmen. Index-Tribune file photo

Cornerstone lights snowmen on Sunday

The ninth annual Lighting of the Snowmen at Cornerstone moves to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. Come out and be the first to see what the Snowmen are up to this year. Festivities include photos with Santa on the Big Blue Chair, a special holiday performance by the Sonoma Ballet Conservatory, live music with the… Continue Reading >>

Chamber Ensemble in concert Sunday

The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble will present its annual holiday benefit concert in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. All monies raised by the concert will be donated to the community center, and will go toward arts education programming. “We’re so excited about sharing our… Continue Reading >>

Sing-It-Yourself Messiah Dec. 6

All are welcome to come sing at the second annual Sing-It-Yourself Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the First Congregational Church, 252 W. Spain St. Participants will sing all the major choruses, from “And the Glory of the Lord” to the “Halleluia Chorus.” Fast becoming a Sonoma tradition, singing Handel’s Messiah with like-minded… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER’S third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. Index-Tribune file photo

Curtain rises on Holiday Follies

The Sonoma Community Center kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” The curtains open and the spotlight will shine on the Rotary stage in Andrews Hall as a dozens of Sonoma’s finest performing artists take to the stage in a light-hearted… Continue Reading >>