Things to do in Sonoma County, May 20-29, 2022

Wednesday May 25

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s tragic love story ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ screens at 1 and 7 p.m. at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Tickets are $18 to $26. More information at 707-525-4840,

Thursday May 26

Student Art Exhibition: “The Seven Continents – Art and Life from Around the World!” features artwork created by Kindergarten to Grade 8 students at Forestville School. The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the campus multipurpose hall, 6321 route 116, Forestville. FREE ENTRANCE. More information at 707-887-2279.

Christopher Moore: The New York Times bestselling author talks about his latest novel, “Razzmatazz,” a sequel to “Black.” The event begins at 6 p.m. at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Tickets, at $28.99, include a signed copy of “Razzmatazz.” More information at 707-762-0563,

“Healing Spirit”: The unveiling of the mural highlights the collaboration of students from Elsie Allen High School, Artstart, the Pomo Project and volunteers. The free event begins at 6 p.m. at the Elsie Allen Campus, 599 Bellevue Ave., Santa Rosa. Indigenous dancers, music and more. More information at 707-546-2345,

Twilight Parade and Country Fair: The Healdsburg FFA holds a parade beginning at 6 p.m. near St. John’s Church and ending on University Street. The Country Fair opens from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Recreation Park, University and Piper streets, with games, food, animals, contests and more. FREE ENTRANCE. Also from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on May 27 and 28. More information at 707-431-3301,

Friday May 27

BottleRock Napa Valley: A three-day music, wine, craft beer and food festival features more than 75 acts on four stages at the Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa. Opening day music begins at noon, with Metallica headlining at 7:45 p.m. Tickets start at $179. Until May 29. More information at

The Coffis brothers: Rock band Rootsy opens the Friday Night Live summer concert series with a mix of folk, country and rock music. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Cloverdale Plaza. FREE ENTRANCE. More information at 707-894-4410,

Sonoma Bach: The season finale concert “Born of the Sun” features Mozart’s two unfinished works of sacred music, “Great Mass” and “Requiem in D Minor”. The show begins at 8 p.m. at Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Tickets are $15 and $28. Until May 28. More information on

Saturday May 28

Keith Wicks: The acclaimed Sonoma Valley artist is featured in a solo art exhibit through June 5 at Bartholomew Estate Winery, 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the artist on site the day of the opening, May 29 and June 4 and 5. Free admission. A portion of art sales benefit the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation, co-founded by Wicks. For more information, go to and click on visit, then events.

Barbara Quick: The Cotati author launches his latest novel, “What Disappears,” at 4 p.m. at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. FREE ENTRANCE. Cake and her husband’s Roden wines served to celebrate her birthday. More information at 415-927-0960,

Flynn Creek Circus Variety Show: Performing artists appear in a comedy cabaret featuring sword-swallowing and wire-walking, with performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Tickets are $12 and $25. More information at

North Bay Fashion Ball: The runway fashion show features local designers and stylists, as well as spectators and more. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. The dance party follows at 9 p.m. Tickets, $7.50 to $15, benefit Face to Face in Sonoma County. More information at 707-762-3566,

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra: The SOMO Redwood Grove concert series features the genre-defying band. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at SOMO Village, 1400 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park. Plus indie musician Caitlin Jemma. Tickets are $40 to $45. More information at

North Coast Comedy: Kirk McHenry headlines a comedy show at 10:30 p.m. at the Victory House Restaurant at Epicenter, 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. Morgan Anderson and Frankie Marcos also perform. Tickets are $25. More information at

Sunday May 29

Reading poems: Poet Ed Coletti hosts poets, including Sonoma County Poet Laureate Phyllis Meshulam, 3-5 p.m., outdoors at Café Frida Gallery, 300 S. A St., Suite 4, Santa Rosa, in the SOFA arts district. Musical accompaniment by Steve Shain. FREE ENTRANCE. More information on

SoloRio: The band Americana performs for the Sunset Music Series at the Ranch at Lake Sonoma, 100 Marina Road, Lot A, Geyserville. The concert is from 5:30 p.m. until sunset. FREE ENTRANCE. For more information, go to and click on events.

Visit to Chavo Rucos: Comedy duo Adrián Uribe and Adal Ramones perform skits and monologues at 7 p.m. at Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Tickets cost between $56 and $116. More information at 707-546-3600,

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