Looking for a sensational, musical way to ring in the new year that’s not all rock ’n’ roll guitars? You don’t have to go to the city, as members of the San Francisco Symphony come to the North Bay for the New Year’s Eve Gala Concert
at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum. This seventh annual concert features high-caliber musicians in the early evening before the after-party at nearby Hermann Sons Hall which features a “Night in Vienna” ball
with buffet-style dinner and live music to waltz to. Get classy on Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Historical Library & Museum, (20 Fourth St., Petaluma; 7pm; $50; 707.7784398) and at Hermann Sons Hall (860 Western Ave., Petaluma; 9pm; $125; 707.583.3340).