Petaluma Events Calendar

When it comes to the size of the population, Petaluma is on the small side (58,921). But small certainly doesn't equate with sleepy in Petaluma. Our Events Calendar is packed with activities that invite visitors to share in our community spirit and fun whether it is celebrating Petaluma's agricultural heritage, love of the arts, riverfront location or diverse culture. 

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The 2nd Annual ProXhibition - An Art Show Celebrating Repeal Day

An amazing Prohibition themed art show featuring these wonderful local artists: Gary Paintin', Jonny Hirschmugl, Julia Rigby, Justin Ringlein, Maxfield Bala, Meg Regelous, Ryan Taylor, Sam Gerhard & Will Elias. Such a rich history and right in the heart of Downtown Petaluma! Closing Reception on Jan. 14th.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00am
Cinnabar Theater presents "Red Hot Mama"

RED HOT MAMA – The Sophie Tucker Story is the story of the first lady of show business, the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas”, whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, and Las Vegas in a critically acclaimed one-woman musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Sharon McNight, and featuring over two dozen songs made famous by Tucker, including composers Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Henderson, DeSylva, & Brown, and her 1928 million record seller, Jack Yellen’s “My Yiddishe Mama”.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 9:00pm
"Photoshopped or Not"? Winter Show

Riverfront Art Gallery’s Winter Show  features Gallery co-owner, photographer, Lance Kuehne. Kuehne’s body of work concentrates on magnificent and vibrant local landscapes.  None of the images in this featured show have been previously shown in the gallery. Show opening and Art Walk reception is Saturday, January 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 with young musician Anya Irvin playing jazz-influenced guitar.  Meet Lance, and the other thirty plus fine artisans of many mediums.  Enjoy Sonoma County wines and tasty edibles.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:00am
4th Annual Children's Art Show

Includes art created by elementary students from many of Petaluma schools and by mentees from the Mentor Me Program. This year, the Petaluma Arts Association and the Petaluma Arts Center are partnering with the PMA to offer 2 Master Art Classes to exhibit participants. Classes will be taught by artist members of the Petaluma Arts Association and held at the Petaluma Arts Center. Names will be drawn for the 2 Master Art Classes at the reception and announced at that time. Artist Reception on Jan. 15, 1-3pm

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Discovered: Emerging Visual Artists in Sonoma County

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 24 - March 18; Opening Reception on January 21st at 5pm. For event workshop information & registration, visit the events & education pages on website. Funding for this program is generously provided by the Artist Awards Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Sonoma County.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Regenerative Rights-of-Way: Rainwater Harvesting

Regenerative Rights-of-Way: A Conversation with Brad Lancaster of Rainwater Harvesting. In this energetic presentation, Brad Landcaster (Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond) will share how to redesign our community commons and streetscapes by adopting regenerative rainwater solutions to grow food, habitat and community. See website for details. $10. 6:30pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
Yoga, Meditation and Storytelling with Amanda Giacomini

Warm your body, Calm your mind, Open your heart. 90 minutes of yoga, vinyasa flow practice (Amanda offers classes accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability); Storytelling from yoga and Buddhist traditions; Walking meditation in the organic gardens and orchards;  Wine and Ranch nibbles- explore the expression of the land in our current wine releases with nibbles from our gardens and local community. 9:30am-12:30pm

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 9:30am
LumaCon! 2017 Comic Convention for Youth

Meet well-known artists, illustrators, and writers of comic books and graphic novels, and gives local youth artists the chance to display and sell their artwork alongside the professionals. Children’s crafts, Live Action Role Play (LARP), a “Magic the Gathering” tournament, and a cosplay (costume) competition, and vendors will offer books, comics and food for sale. LumaCon! is brought to you by the Petaluma Regional Library, the Petaluma High School Library, and the Casa Grande High School Library.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Post Holiday Blues at Sonoma Portworks

Port and Blue Cheese, every Saturday and Sunday in January! Let's talk about our favorite winter pairing - ARIS ports and delicious blue cheeses. What better way to chase away those winter chills? Come taste for yourself. Join us every Saturday and Sunday in January to sample Point Reyes Bay Blue and other blue cheeses alongside the 2011 ARIS Petite Sirah Port and the 2013 ARIS Petit Verdot Port. Tastings,12-5pm, are complimentary.

Repeats every week every Saturday and every Sunday until Sun Jan 29 2017 .
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:00pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 12:00pm, Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:00pm, Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 12:00pm, Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Annual Crustacean Celebration

"Claws for a Cause"  All-You-Can-Eat Cracked Crab, Pasta, Salad, and Garlic Bread from Lombardi's. Hosted Bar, Music, and Dancing!

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 5:30pm
"People Who Care" Fundraiser

A night of food, wine & most importantly philanthoropy, giving away $10,000 to one of five nonprofits selected. At the end of the evening, attendees will cast a vote to determine which organization receives the $10,000.5:45-8pm.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 5:45pm
Post Holiday Blues at Sonoma Portworks

Port and Blue Cheese, every Saturday and Sunday in January! Let's talk about our favorite winter pairing - ARIS ports and delicious blue cheeses. What better way to chase away those winter chills? Come taste for yourself. Join us every Saturday and Sunday in January to sample Point Reyes Bay Blue and other blue cheeses alongside the 2011 ARIS Petite Sirah Port and the 2013 ARIS Petit Verdot Port. Tastings,12-5pm, are complimentary.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm, Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:00pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 12:00pm, Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:00pm, Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 12:00pm, Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
"Schubertiade" Concert

Honoring Schubert's 220th birthday! Sponsored by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and Kayleen Asbo. See website for details & ticket info. 3pm

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Encouraging Honeybees in Your Garden

Ever wondered how to attract honeybees to your garden, and why that's so important? Sonoma County Master Gardener April Lance will explain what a gardener can do to help honeybees feel welcome in your garden, and things to avoid. She will also explain needed equipment to keep your own bees. This FREE event is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Doors open at 5:45pm. 6-8pm

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
5th Annual Black History Month Jazz Concert & Exhibit Reception

Celebrate Black History Month with The doRiaN Mode: Dorian Bartley – bass/vocals, Bob Johns piano/cornet, David Scott – sax/flute and Tony Blake -percussion.Co-sponsored by Petaluma Blacks for Community Development. See website for details & ticket info. 6:30pm.

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
Karneval Mardi Gras Costume Ball

Hosted by Hermann Sons Petaluma Lodge #26. Join us in your costumes and dance to the music of The Steve Balich Band. Prizes for best costumes. No host bar. Entrance includes: light faire, dessert & coffee. For advanced tickets contact: Ruth: 707-794-7317 or Maria: 707-778-8066. Doors open 6pm; Dancing 7pm.

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:30am
"Bucket List Adventures" Book Launch Party

Please join Petaluma author, travel writer and restaurateur Annette White to celebrate the release of her book (free event). "Bucket List Adventures: 10 Incredible Journeys to Experience Before you Die" is not only an incredible travelogue and practical travel book – sharing detailed information on destination lodging, dining, transportation, etc. – but also an inspiration for people to step out of their comfort zones. It helps readers to create their own Bucket List, and then gives them the tools and encouragement they need to live that list. Annette is a serial adventurer, an author and creator of the award winning travel blog, Bucket List Journey. (She and her husband also own Sugo Trattoria.) 1pm: Doors Open; 1:15 Light Lunch Available; 2:15 Author Presentation; 2:45 Giveaways (fun travel-related products & gift cards!); 3pm Author Book Signing;

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Native Plant Habitat Garden

Be a part of the effort to create a native habitat garden at McNear Elementary School that will serve as a living, learning environment for students and teachers for years to come. Get your hands dirty while we sheet mulch, install drip irrigation and appropriate plants for our climate and soils - all while helping a local school grow! Who's in?? Free. 1-4pm

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Kokedama String Garden Workshop

A Kokedama (moss ball) is a Japanese art form of living sculpture suspended in air. With guidance from instructor Cathrina Susoev (the Kokedama Mama), participants will learn how to make a kokedama string garden using a variety of beautiful plants and take home the finished product at the end of class. All supplies, as well as instructions for assembly and care, are included. The workshop will begin with a calming mind-body centered movement meditation. Limited to 10 students, please reserve your space ASAP. Pre-registration necessary. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. $65 per person (includes supplies for making two Kokedamas) Great for gifts! 1-3pm

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
"Roots of California Native Plants" Presentation

Join roots expert Robert Kourik to learn how to help your garden flourish by understanding how roots really grow. This presentation will review the "mapped" roots of native trees (including Doug fir and Redwood), flowers and weeds. You'll see  examples of real native California root systems, as well as some fruit tree and vegetable root maps. The myths of root growth will be dispelled, and learn how to most effectively place the water, mulch, compost, and fertilizers. If you have good roots, you'll have good plants. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a local expert! Free. Doors open at 5:45pm. 6-8pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
Annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed Fundraiser

Dinner includes: wine, antipasto, green salad, french bread, Dungeness Crab, infamous "Better Than Sex" cake. Auction/Raffle benefits the Petaluma Woman's Club Restoration Fund. For tickets call Louise (707) 726-5485 or email

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
One Stone (Einstein)

Trevor Allen combines the words of perhaps the greatest mind in history, with evocative projections, the violin music he loved to play, and the inventive puppertry of Magical Moonshine Puppets, to explore the creative spirit of Albert Einstein.

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Create Your Own Scrubs Workshop

Learn how to create your own sugar (or salt) scrubs in this hands-on workshop. Using organic sugars, organic and natural oils, salts, essential oils, herbs, and spices, you can quickly create a soothing scrub. These are a healthier alternative to highly processed commercial scrubs that may contain chemicals. And less expensive, too. A $18 materials fee per person provides all the materials. You'll make two scrubs - one for you, and one to give as a gift! Limited seating. Please RSVP to reserve your space by calling or emailing. This workshop is open to ages 6 and up (under 12 needs an adult present but not necessarily participating) 1pm

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Casa Boosters Fundraiser at Lagunitas

The night will include dinner, music and a silent autction and raffle. A percentage of all wine & beer purchases will also be donated to the club. The booster club helps support various programs throughout the year including academics, athletics, the arts, technology & more. $30; 21 years & up; 5:30-8pm

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
A Romantic Tribute to Stevie Wonder

A Valentine's Day dinner concert honoring Stevie Wonder, the artist Rolling Stone likens to "a miracle."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:45am
"What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love" Fundraiser

Join us for a lively celebration with friends, family and loved ones. Authentic Mexican Buffet Dinner by Napolitos.  Beers on Tap.  Raffle Items.  Entertainment by Los Gu'Achis. Face Reading by world-famous Naomi Tickle. World-Heritage Desserts. Money raised will be used for Petaluma Valley Rotary International Service Projects.  Tickets available in advance for $20 or at the door for $25. 5:30-8pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:30pm
"Ninety Nine Names for Love" Concert

Valentine's Day Concert featuring Kayleen Asbo - Music Inspired by Love.  See website for details & ticket information. 6pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Ninety-Nine Kinds of Love

An Evening of Story, Poems and Songs. Kayleen Asbo – piano and story, Steven Bergman – clarinet, Bonnie Brooks – mezzo-soprano, Jason Byer – baritone, Karen Clark – contralto. Music of Hildegard von Bingen, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cole Porter, Morten Lauridsen and Loreena McKinnett. Poetry of Galway Kinnell, Rumi, Mary Oliver, David Whyte and John O’Donohue. $30 General Admission; $40 Balcony Seating with Port and Chocolates; 8pm


Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
Winter Garden Wizardry Workshop: Pruning & Grafting

Join us for a magical day of fruit tree wizardry led by the amazing Johnny Valenzuela. The workshop will focus on pruning theory, followed by hands-on experience pruning and grafting under Johnny's expert guidance. Come with questions, a pair of pruners and a friend! See website for details & location. $35. 10am-2pm

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Olive Tree Pruning Workshop

Workshop will outline some of the special considerations for pruning productive, fruit-bearing olive trees and will help you to finesse your pruning techniques. INDOOR PRUNING LECTURE + DISCUSSION - Topics will include: Timing, Proper Use of Tools, Different Techniques for Different Applications, Young Trees vs Older Trees, Maximizing Fruit Production, Orchard Cultural Practices. OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION + PRACTICE - With the morning's discussion fresh in our minds, we'll gather in one of our olive orchards for further instruction, observation and practice of techniques. Please come prepared to spend time in the field – we will be on uneven surfaces and temperatures/conditions may vary.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:30am