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Movies filmed in Sonoma County and the North Bay

From Hollywood classics to low-budget darlings, Sonoma County and the North Bay have played backdrop to some of the most beloved movies of all time, including some movies that may surprise you. Everybody knows that Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds” in Bodega and Bodega Bay. But, 20 years earlier, the master of suspense was in… Keep Reading

The Holiday Classic – The Nutcracker returns to Rohnert Park

The Santa Rosa Dance Theater returned to the Spreckels Performing Arts Center with four performances of “The Nutcracker,” December 16 through December 18. This is usually their traditional holiday classic. However, it had to be cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic. Last year they presented a less complex holiday performance as we emerged from… Keep Reading

Things to do in Sonoma County, Dec. 9-18, 2022

Attend holiday concerts and sing-alongs, see local art and crafts, join in a giant Menorah lighting and more at these Sonoma County events. Friday, Dec. 9 Holiday art show opening reception: Works by local artists and artisans, plus live music and refreshments from 6 to 10 p.m. at Suite G Studio, 620 Petaluma Blvd. N.,… Keep Reading

Things to do in Sonoma County, Nov. 18-27, 2022

Trot like a turkey, see holiday-themed theatrical productions, attend tree-lighting ceremonies and more at these upcoming Sonoma County events. Friday, Nov. 18 “Peter and the Starcatcher”: Analy Theater Arts presents the story of how a young orphan becomes Peter Pan. Production begins at 7 p.m. at the Analy High School theater, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol.… Keep Reading

Sonoma County Holiday Arts

For millennia, our species has recognized the transition of the seasons with ritual arts. Fast forward to the modern moment, where our sentimentality about, say, the solstice, continues, but the variety of our expression now represents myriad disciplines and traditions. Writing up an annual listicle of these is a tradition of mine—perhaps one of the… Keep Reading

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