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Santa Rosa

Small Press

Sonoma County Library and the Santa Rosa Zine Collective are teaming up this month to hold the second annual Santa Rosa Zine Fest, a weeklong event in celebration of zines and local talent. Running March 22–25, the DIY fest features four days of virtual events, ranging from instructional seminars to panel discussions and casual hangouts. The week culminates with an in-person event gathering artists and creators, hands-on workshops and more. The in-person ZIne Fest is on Saturday, March 26, at the Northwest Santa Rosa Library, 150 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa. 1pm. Free. Registration recommended. events.sonomalibrary.org.

Ross

Brahms Bash

Founded by violinist Craig Reiss, the Eos Ensemble features members of the San Francisco Opera orchestra performing together as an exciting chamber music group. The ensemble’s intimate concerts boast wide ranging musical styles and instrumental artistry. This weekend, Eos Ensemble celebrates composer Johannes Brahms with a concert that includes works from his early life, as well as from late in his career. The ensemble plays on Sunday, March 27, in the Studio at Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. 3pm. $25. Relevant health and safety measures will be observed. Maringarden.org.

Petaluma 

Late New Year

Due to the pandemic, The Petaluma Museum Association and Sky Hill Cultural Alliance had to postpone their 12th annual New Year’s Eve Concert. Now, the museum welcomes audiences to enjoy the music meant for last winter at the New Year’s Eve in March concert. Featuring high-caliber musicians from the San Francisco Symphony, the concert will offer a wide range of composers, including Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin and others. Some of the music was chosen to honor those lost, some to soothe the souls and some to lighten the mood. Sunday, March 27, at Petaluma Historical Museum and Library, 20 4th St., Petaluma. 3pm. $40-$60. Petalumamuseum.com.

North Bay

Awards Night

You don’t have to live in Hollywood to enjoy this weekend’s Academy Awards, and North Bay audiences have several options for watching the event on a big screen. In Larkspur, the Lark Theater hosts “Awards Night 2022” with an hors d’oeuvres reception from Left Bank Brasserie followed by a live telecast. In Sebastopol, Rialto Cinemas holds the “2022 Awards Night Viewing Party” featuring appetizers, costume contest, trivia and prizes. In St. Helena, Cameo Cinemas offers its “Oscar Bash 2022” with Napa Valley wines, prizes, Oscar IQ quiz and more. Sunday, March 27. Larktheater.net; Rialtocinemas.com; Cameocinema.com.

—Charlie Swanson

Charlie Swanson
Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.
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