What’s Going On In Petaluma This Week? Through May 20th

Spring Book Sale – thru 5/21: Friends of Petaluma Library Book Sale General Sale Days, New books added daily through Friday See website for details & deal days. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr.  707-763-9801.

  • Wednesday May 18   4:00-8:00 pm
  • Thursday May 19 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday May 20 10:00 am – 5:00 pmGodspell-Banner1

Petaluma Arts Association Open Studio“Godspell”thru 5/22: Performed by Cinnabar Young Repertory Theater, 333 Petaluma Blvd. North.  707-763-8920. www.cinnabartheater.org

3rd Annual Petaluma Open Studios – Sat., 10am: Fine artists open their studios to the public – various locations. 707-364-5838 www.petalumaarts.org

Petaluma Adobe Living History DayLiving History Day at the Adobe – Sat., 11am: Mexican California era comes to life at the Rancho headquarters.  Petaluma Adobe State Park, 3325 Adobe Rd. 707-762-4871.

Saturday Farmer’s Market in Walnut Park – Sat., 2-5pm: Over 60 booths selling farm-fresh produce and local products. Live entertainment & activities at 4th & D Streets. 415-999-5635.

PR_JuraMargulis_2Jura Margulis Concert – Sat., 8pm: Russian piano virtuoso performs at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. 707-778-4398.

Boating at the Barn – Sun., 10am-1pm: Free kayak and row boat rides at the River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park (end of Copeland Street). Sign up at the barn. For info call 769-0910.

Holy Jazz & BluesPetaluma Chorale Spring Jazz Concert – Tues., 7:30pm: Jazz and blues performance at the Petaluma Valley Baptist Church, 580 Sonoma Mtn. Pkwy. 812-369-5225 or email: cdeaconoff@alumni.iu.edu.

classic carsPetaluma Cinema Series – Wed., 7pm: J.J. Abrams 2015 film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at SRJC Petaluma Campus, 680 Sonoma Mtn. Pkwy.

Classic Car Cruise-In – Thurs., 6-9pm: Show off your classic cars every Thursday evening. No judging, just enjoy the eye candy.  Fourth and Sea Fish and Chips, 101 4th St. 762-6424.

Also get ready for

11th Annual Petaluma Ca’s Salute to American Graffiti

Cruisin’ on the Boulevard

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What’s Going On In Petaluma? Through February 19th

For the Love of Petaluma Scavenger Hunt“For the LOVE of Petaluma” Scavenger Hunt – thru Feb: Pick up a Passport at Flower Child Consignment or the Petaluma Visitors Center; Visit downtown shops to find the special image; Fill your passport & win prizes.

Azari & Keller Estate-17Valentine’s Day Brunch & Views – Sat, & Sun., 10am & Noon: Brunch paired with a flight of Keller wines. Keller Estate, 5874 Lakeville Hwy. 765-2177

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Jennifer King as Haley Walker in Bad Dates

 

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration – Sat. 2pm: The Redwood Empire Chinese Association honors the Chinese New Year of the Monkey with a free performance, featuring traditional lion dance at G&G Supermarket, 701 Sonoma Mountain Pky.

Boating at the Barn – Sun., 10am-1pm: Free kayak and row boat rides at the River Heritage Center  – Steamer Landing Park, the end of Copeland St. Sign up at the barn. For info: 769-0910.

“Bad Dates” Valentine’s Performance – Sun., 2pm: See website for details & tickets. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N. 763-8920.

Valentine-Concert-Logo001-300x182Saint Valentine’s Day Classic Concert – Sun., 3pm: Featuring the works of Brahms, Liszt, Thompson & Dvorak. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. 778-4398 .

 

 

To Rome With Love Michael Van Why, Sheri Mignano & Stephen Tamborski“To Rome with Love” – Sun., 6:30pm: Intimate night of Italian food & music, accompanied by a candle lit concert featuring Gypsy Kisses. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd., North 763-8920.

East-Side Farmers’ MarketTues, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round! Deer Creek Shopping Center, 501 N. McDowell Blvd.  415-999-5635.

Me and Earl and the Dying GirlPetaluma Cinema Series – Wed., 7pm: “Me and Earl and The Dying Girl” directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Pre-film lecture at 6pm; Film at 7pm; Post-film discussion until 10pm; Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, SRJC Petaluma campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Cruisin Classic Car Cruise in PetalumaParkway.

Classic Car Cruise-In – Thurs., 6-9pm: Show off your classic cars every Thursday evening. No judging.  Fourth & Sea Fish and Chips, 101 4th St. 762-6424.

What’s Going On In Petaluma? Through New Years Eve!

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City of Lights Driving Tour – through Dec. 29: Self-guided tour of festively decorated homes & businesses. Map available at www.visitpetaluma.com

The North Pole Connection – Fri., 4-8pm, Sat., 1-8pm,  Sun., 1-5pm: Santa Claus available for photos at the Lan Mart Building, 18 Kentucky St. www.lanmart-petaluma.com

Merry Dickens Strolling Carolers & Strolling Santa – Sat., 1-6:30pm: Petaluma Village Premium Outlets, 2200 Petaluma Blvd. North. 778-9300. www.premiumoutlets.com

Rhythms of December“Rhythms of December” – Sat., 3pm: Petaluma Chorale’s Holiday Concert at Petaluma Valley Baptist Church, 580 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy.

Christmas Card Team Thyme Time – Sun., 10am: Holiday Haiku at Artful Arrangements, 205 Orchard Lane, 664-8656. www.artfularrangements.org

Boating at the Barn – Sun., 10am-1pm: Free kayak and row boat rides at the River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. 769-0910  www.petalumasmallcraftcenter.org

Petaluma Farmer Market Photo By Gary Yost
Petaluma Farmer Market Photo By Gary Yost

Christmas Festival – Sun., 3pm: Petaluma United Methodist Church, 410 D St. Free, call for info: 762-9785.

“Christmas Gloria” Concert – Sun., 6:30pm: Adult, Children’s & Bell Choirs, Praise Band and instrumentalists at First Presbyterian Church, 939 B St. Call for info: 762-8269 . www.petalumafirst.com

East-Side Farmers’ MarketTues, 10am-1:30 pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Deer Creek Shopping Center (Friedman’s) 429 No. Brewmaster Dinner Christmas Craft BeerMcDowell Blvd.  415-999-5635. www.communityfarmersmarkets.com

Brewmaster Dinner with Anchor Brewing – Tues., 6pm:  Visit website for details. Bistro 100, 100 2nd St.  987-8228. www.bistro100petaluma.com

 

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What’s Going On In Petaluma This Week? July 3rd through July 10th

Petaluma City Proclomation of Annual Bell RingingFourth of July Breakfast – Sat., 8am-Noon:  At the Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South.  $6 Adults;  $5 kids & under. 773-3610.

Annual Bell-Ringing Ceremony– Sat. 10:30 am: A Petaluma tradition with the Boy Scouts Color Guard, Mayor’s Proclamation and the history of the bell. Stay for cookies & lemonade in the garden court. Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth St.  778-4398.

Penngrove’s “Biggest Little Parade” Sun., 11am: Parade, Barbeque and pancake breakfast. For more info: 795-6011.

Photo by Beth Schlanker, Press Democrat
Photo by Beth Schlanker, Press Democrat

Saturday Farmer’s Market in Walnut Park – Sat., 2-5:30 pm: Over 60 booths selling farm-fresh produce and local products. Live entertainment & activities in Walnut Park. . 415-999-5635.

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration – Sat., 5pm-10ish: Includes live music, food, beer, wine, games & lots of activities for kids. Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr. Call 824-8717 for details.

Boating at the Barn – Sun., 10am-1pm: Free kayak and row boat rides at the River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. 769-0910.

Abigail MarkwynEast-Side Farmers’ MarketTuesdays, 10am-1:30 pm: Year-round, rain or shine! New Location: Deer Creek Shopping Center (Friedman’s) 429 No. McDowell.  415-999-5635.

Wednesday Evening Farmers Market – Wed., 4:30-8 pm:  Two blocks of vendors, music & fun in Theatre District.  Second, B & C Streets.

Lecture by Abigail M. Markwyn – Fri. (7/10), 7:30pm: Author of “Empress San Francisco: The Pacific Rim, the Great West and California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” Petaluma Museum, 20 Fourth St. 778-4398.

What’s Going On In #Petaluma: June 19th through June 26th

15_Plough-Horse21“Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist” Gala Preview Reception – Fri., June 19, 7pm: Works on paper by the artist and his circle. Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St.

Falstaff2Cinnabar Theater presents the opera “Falstaff” – runs through 28: Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. For information and show schedules, call 763-8920.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour – Sat. 10:30am: Costumed docents stroll you through historic downtown. Donations welcome. Free. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. 778-4398.

Matteri-Postage-Presentation“United States Navy Radioman – A Good Fist = Good at Morse Code” – Sat., June 20, 2pm: A video presentation with annotated stamps and images of varying war eras. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St., 778-4398.

Saturday Farmer’s Market in Walnut Park – Sat., 2-5:30pm: Over 60 booths selling farm-fresh produce and local products. Live entertainment & activities in Walnut Park. 415-999-5635.

Let's Get Petaluma Adobe PlasteredEast-Side Farmers’ MarketTuesdays, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Petaluma Community Center Parking Lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd.  415-999-5635.

“Let’s Get the Adobe Plastered” – Tues. June 23, 6pm: A fundraiser for Adobe State Historic Park to replaster the Adobe. Held at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd.

Sadie-Becky-w-child-265x265Sonoma-Marin Fair – June 24-28: Featuring animal exhibits, games, carnival rides, the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, concerts (Tower of Power, Beach Boys, Tanya Tucker and more) and other events. Click here for the full event schedule.

Wednesday Evening Farmers Market – Wed., 4:30-8pm:  Two blocks of vendors, music & fun in Theatre District.

 

 

 

 

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What’s Going On In Petaluma? Week of May 23rd Through May 30th

       Photo Petaluma Memorial Service by Press Democrat

 

Comedian Greg Proops, Photo GregProops.com

Comedian Greg Proops at Cooperfield’s – Fri., May 22, 7pm: Author of “The Smartest Book in the World”. Free. Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. 762-0563.

PofY - CemeteryHistoric Downtown Walking Tour – Sat. 10:30am: Costumed docents stroll downtown. Donations welcome. Free. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. 778-4398.

Sonoma Countys Home Brewer's CompetitionSonoma County Home Brewers Competition – Sat., May 23, 11am-4pm: A day full of home brewed craft beer tasting at the Veterans Memorial Building. $25 gets you 20 tastes and commemorative glass.

Donny Edwards West Coast Tribute To ElvisWest Coast Elvis Tribute – Sat., May 23, 11:30am: Elvis Tribute Show starring Donny Edwards.  Raffle, photo booth, door prizes, bar, friends old and new, afternoon schedule, fun for all! Sheraton Petaluma, 745 Baywood Drive

Saturday Farmer’s Market in Walnut Park – Sat., 2-5:30pm: Over 60 booths selling farm-fresh produce and local products. Live entertainment & activities.  Walnut Park. . 415-999-5635.

Boating at the BarnSundays, 10am-1pm: Pick a rowboat, canoe, kayak or sailboat. River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. Call 769-0910 for information.

Petaluma Memorial Day Ceremony, Photo By Press Democrat
Petaluma Memorial Day Ceremony, Photo By Press Democrat

Petaluma’s Memorial Day Ceremony – Mon. May 25, 11am: Traditional Avenue of the Flags, guest speakers and color guard. Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave.

East-Side Farmers’ MarketTuesdays, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Petaluma Community Center Parking Lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd.  415-999-5635.

pvoa-logoIgniting Hope Charity Concert with Larry Gatlin – Sat., May 30, 7:30pm: Benefits Paralyzed Veterans of America.  Held at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 McDowell Blvd.

PR_JuraMargulis_2Russian Virtuoso Jura Margulis in Concert – Tues., May 26, 8pm:. Petaluma Museum, 20 Fourth St., 778-4398.  See website for ticket info.

What’s Going On In Petaluma? Week of May 16-23

Cruisin On The BoulevardSalute to American Graffiti – May 14-16: 10th Anniversary! See website for full list of events & activities happening in Petaluma.  For the complete schedule go to our previous post Schedule: Get Ready For #Petaluma’s American Graffiti Cruisin’ On The Boulevard

Historic Downtown Walking Tour – Sat. 10:30am: Costumed docents stroll downtown, highlighting iron-fronts and other many buildings of note. Donations welcome. Free. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. 778-4398.

Petaluma Farmers MarketSaturday Farmer’s Market in Walnut Park – Sat., 2-5:30pm: Over 60 booths selling farm-fresh produce and local products. Live entertainment & activities.  Walnut Park, Pet. Blvd. & D St. . 415-999-5635.

East-Side Farmers’ Market Tuesdays, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Petaluma Community Center Parking Lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd.  415-999-5635.

Petaluma Chorale Music of The NightPetaluma Chorale in Concert – Sat., May 16, 3pm: “Music of the Night – A Broadway Tribute” at Petaluma Valley Baptist Church 580 Sonoma Mtn. Pkwy. For info: 762-8222.

Dylan Chambers and the Midnight TransitDylan Chambers & the Midnight Transit Play at the Petaluma Art Center – Sat. May 16, 8pm: Rock out to this Sonoma County favorite! Enjoy the Petaluma Arts Center’s exhibition, The Art of Rock ‘n Roll, 230 Lakeville St.  762-5600.

Boating at the BarnSundays, 10am-1pm: Pick a rowboat, canoe, kayak or sailboat. River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. Call 769-0910 for information.

Sonoma Countys Home Brewer's CompetitionSonoma County Home Brewers Competition – Sat., May 23, 11am: A day full of home-brewed craft beer tasting at the Veterans Memorial Building. $25 gets you 20 tastes and a commemorative glass.  To get geared up for this event check out our previous post 5 Tips For Donny Edwards West Coast Tribute To ElvisHomebrewers Entering The Sonoma County Home Brewer’s Competition and our interview of Ken Weaver who will be a judge at this years event “I Drink Beer For A Living”: An Interview with Petaluma’s Ken Weaver.

West Coast Elvis Tribute – Sat., May 23, 11am: Elvis Tribute Show starring Donny Edwards.  Raffle, photo booth, door prizes, bar, friends old and new, afternoon schedule, fun for all! Sheraton Petaluma, 745 Baywood Drive

 

What’s Happening In #Petaluma This Week? May 9 – May 16

Spring Library Book Sale – May 8-16: For info call 763-9801. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive.

lh-7-thLiving History Day at the Petaluma Adobe – Sat., May 9, 10am-4pm: History comes alive as volunteers recreate life in 1840s Mexican-era California. $3 for adults 17 & older. www.petalumaadobe.com 3325 Adobe Road. 762-4871.

PARTY1SOpening Day on the River – Sat., May 9, 10-4: Meet at the Turning Basin to demo kayaks & SUPs and more. Call 766- 8070 or visit: www.clavey.com

PoetsPanel_SlideThe Poetry of Harold Norse – Sat., May 9, 1:30pm: Reading features the book’s editor, Todd Swindell, and renowned SF poets Neeli Cherkovski and A.D. Winans. Free. 762-0563. www.copperfieldbooks.com

PetalumaChili15Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa & Beer Tasting – Sat., May 9, 1-5pm: Sample different kinds of chili and salsa made by the best chili and salsa chefs in the Bay Area. Rain or shine. Marin-Sonoma Fairgrounds. www.greatchilicookoff.com

Boating at the Barn – Sundays, 10am-1pm: Pick a rowboat, canoe, kayak or sailboat. River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. Call 769-0910 for information.

Petaluma Live! Open Nic Night (See featured photo above for details) – Sun., May 10, 6-9pm: Free For information, call 762-9785

Petaluma East Side Farmers marketEast-Side Farmers’ Market – Tuesdays, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Petaluma Community Center Parking Lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. 415-999-5635. www.communityfarmersmarkets.com

pulp-fiction-gunsPetaluma Cinema Series – Wed., May 13: Screening of “Pulp Fiction.” Pre-film lecture 6pm; Film 7pm; Post-film discussion til 10pm. SRJC Petaluma Campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway.download

Salute to American Graffiti – May 14-16: 10th Anniversary! See website for full list of events & activities happening in Petaluma.

Here is Petaluma Pete’s video introducing the Petaluma Sock Hop May 14.

What’s Going On In Petaluma? April 25 through May 1

  • Petaluma Antique FairesButter & Egg Days Parade – Click this link to get the (SMARTPHONE FRIENDLY SCHEDULE & MAPs), April 25, 10am-5pm: Petaluma’s best loved event returns for its 34th year and is celebrating our “Fertile Ground”! Watch over 130 units march through Downtown Petaluma, enjoy food and drink, music, arts and crafts and an area just for kids! Come early to watch the Cow Chip tossing contest at 10:00, The Cutest Lil Chick Contest at 10:15, Pre-Parade Entertainment at 11:15 & the kids’ Pre Parade at 11:30. Main Parade steps off at 12pm at Fourth and D St, loops around to Petaluma Blvd North, and ends at Petaluma Blvd South at D St.
  • Spring Antique Faire – Sun., April 26, 8am-4pm: Shop for a variety of affordable treasures from 180 vendors in Historic Downtown Petaluma’s historic charm, including its stern Victorian iron-fronts and grand neo-classical buildings, make it the perfect backdrop for the Petaluma Spring Antique Faire. Spanning Fourth & Kentucky Streets between B and Washington Streets, this day long celebration of all things antique will take place on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 from 8am to 4pm.
  • Spring Choir Concert – Sun., April 26, 6:30pm: Performances by the Bell Choir, the children’s choir, instrumental and vocal soloists. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 939 B St.
  • Performance PosterBoating at the Barn – Sundays, 10am-1pm: Pick a rowboat, canoe, kayak or sailboat. River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. Call 769-0910 for information.
  • East-Side Farmers’ Market – Tuesdays, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Petaluma Community Center Parking Lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. 415-999-5635.
  • Screening of “Performance” – Wed., April 29: Petaluma Film Alliance’s Cinema Series. Pre-film lecture 6pm; Film 7pm; Held at the Carole Ellis Auditorium, SRJC Pet. Campus, 680 Sonoma Mtn. Pkwy.
  • Single Malt Scotch Tasting and Food Pairing – Thurs., April 30, 6pm: Professionally guided tour of single malt scotches expertly paired with a menu of small plates created to compliment each spirit. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St.
  • Bistro 100 Winemaker DinnerCapoeira Petaluma’s 6th Annual Azania Batizado SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 10:00-noon: Street Roda, 2 spots downtown. Meet up at Walnut park at 10 am. 4:45PM: Batizado at the Petaluma School of Ballet (open to the public)
  • Winemaker Dinner – April 28 – Bisto 100 Featuring Preston of Dry Creek. A five-course pairing presented by Executive Chef Garrett Adair and Winemaker Matt Norelli. 6:30pm Seating is limited, 100 Second St.

What’s Going On In #Petaluma? Through April 17th

cooking-garden-gerald-list_1(SOLD OUT) Cooking from the Garden at McEvoy Ranch – Sat., April 11, 9:30am: Join Head Gardener and Winemaker, Margaret Koski-Kent and Head Chef, Gerald Gass, for a garden to table experience. Walk through their kitchen gardens discussing planting, sowing and harvesting ideas and how the garden bounty makes its way to the table.

6a00e54fa7b483883401a511c4b511970c-800wiSheep Shearing at Petaluma Adobe – Sat., April 11, 11am:  Have fun learning how to card and spin wool as they would have done in the 1830’s. The Petaluma Adobe served as the headquarters for General Vallejo’s 66,000 acre cattle rancho from 1836 to 1846. Petaluma Adobe State Park, 3325 Adobe Rd. 762-4871.

Boating at the BarnSundays, 10am-1pm: Pick a rowboat, canoe, kayak or sailboat. River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. Call 769-0910 for information.

Danish Community Celebration – Sun., April 12, 2:30pm: Learn about the Hansen House, Danish Soldier’s Club, Petaluma Danish Sisterhood and Brotherhood and more. Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St. 778-4398

PoetryEast-Side Farmers’ MarketTuesdays, 10am-1:30pm: Year-round, rain or shine! In the Petaluma Community Center Parking Lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. For info call 415-999-5635.

Multicultural Poetry – Wed. April 15, 6:30pm: Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month. Several members of the Petaluma community will read poems in the language they were written and also in English. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr.