Spring cleaning is fine, but for many, this is the season to start building and improving the homestead. To that effect, the 29th annual Sonoma County Home & Garden Show offers hundreds of vendors who can help you decide what work to do in and around the house. Special guests include HGTV regulars Clint Harp, seen on Fixer Upper, and Tommy Herren from shows like House Crashers. Other highlights include seminars by designer Monica de la Fuente and a tiny-house giveaway sponsored by the Council on Aging. Friday–Sunday, March 17–19, at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $8; kids 12 and under are free. sonomacountyhomeshow.com.
Has any filmmaker left as indelible a mark on a community as Alfred Hitchcock left on Bodega Bay? Ever since The Birds showcased the seaside community and avian terror, tourists and locals have flocked to the iconic locations to relive the suspense. This year, the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the town’s cinematic history with the fifth annual Hitchcock Film Festival, screening both The Birds and Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Beer, wine, clam chowder from Spud Point and raffle drawings add to the fun, and proceeds benefit Bodega Bay Elementary and Tomales Elementary arts programs. Saturday, March 18, at Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Ave., Bodega Bay. 3:30pm. $5–$18. visitbodegabayca.com.
Last October, the immersive concert film experience Easy Rider Live debuted in the North Bay, featuring a live seven-piece band performing the classic soundtrack to the cult 1969 film directed by Dennis Hopper. If you missed the show last time around, Easy Rider Live is once again roaring into town, showing the movie on the big screen while the talented ensemble plays along, performing songs by Steppenwolf, the Byrds, Jimi Hendrix and others. If that’s not enough, the band plays on after the movie, showcasing more music of the era on Saturday, March 18, at McNear’s Mystic Theatre,
23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8pm. $27; 21 and over. 707.765.2121.
Last month, local theater company Sonoma Arts Live presented the Tony-winning musical Evita to great acclaim and a sold-out run of performances. For anyone who missed the show, the stars of that staging are appearing one more time in a special benefit concert to support the First Presbyterian Church in Napa. Evita stars Ellen Toscano, who has also spent a decade starring in the hit Beach Blanket Babylon, and Robert Dornaus, who also appeared in Sonoma Arts Live’s production of Cabaret, show off their range of talents when they take the stage this weekend alongside other performers on Sunday, March 19, at First Presbyterian Church, 1333 Third St., Napa. 4pm. $10. 707.224.8693.
While wine lovers enjoy barrel tasting in Alexander Valley this weekend, North Bay Brewery Tours and local beer crafters offer a different kind of tasting experience with the Barrel Bus. Start your journey at Bear Republic Brewing Company, Sonoma Cider or Alley 6 Craft Distillery to sample unique beers, ciders and spirits while you learn about their processes. Then hop on the barrel bus, which travels between the three venues every half hour. At the end of the night, enjoy live music and raffles at Sonoma Cider. The wheels on the bus go round on Thursday, March 9, in downtown Healdsburg. 4pm. $20 bus pass. barrelbus.brownpapertickets.com.
Despite being beloved for Asian fusion cuisine and local music, Napa’s Raeset Asian Grill & Craft Brew announced at the end of February that it’s closing the doors. Though they didn’t say why, the fact remains that one of Napa’s better casual venues and restaurants is going away, but not before one more weekend of tunes. Raise a glass of great beer and toast Raeset when the restaurant hosts a weekend of music. A surprise guest hits the stage on Thursday, March 9; Delta bluesman Gretschkat performs on Friday, March 10; and a massive assembly of musicians gathers for a gala farewell on Saturday, March 11, at Raeset, 3150-B Jefferson St., Napa. 707.666.9028.
The folks behind Phoenix Pro Wrestling present dramatic brawls in the ring with the top wrestling talent in Northern California bouncing off ropes and body-slamming. This week, the organizers host their biggest, baddest, cagiest match yet. The main event pits Drake “the Force of Nature” Frost against “the God of War” JR Kratos in a massive, eight-foot cage. Tag-team matches and more will also be on hand for the spirited sporting night of mayhem on Friday, March 10, at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $10; kids, $2. 707.762.3565.
Formed in 2004, Vancouver rock and roll outfit Black Mountain have more than lived up to their moniker with four monumental albums of psychedelic rock. Infusing their style with classic guitar riffs, vintage synth flourishes and rolling harmonies from lead singers Amber Webber and Stephen McBean, the band continuously finds new plateaus of sound. Last year’s widely acclaimed release, aptly title IV, is the band’s first record in more than four years, and a forceful return to form. Black Mountain bring their heavy helping of music to the North Bay on Wednesday, March 15, at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. 7:30pm. $28.50. 707.938.5277.
One of the oldest continuously operating artists’ cooperatives in the state of California, the Arts Guild of Sonoma celebrates 40 years of local art and appreciation by looking back in the ‘Guild Founders Exhibition.’ The show features work by some of the first members of the guild, who helped shape the organization as far back as 1977. Selections include Ray Jacobsen’s paintings, John Mercer’s photography and Donna Guardino’s mixed-media works, among others. On display through April 3, these pieces and their creators will be on hand for an opening reception on Friday, March 3, at Arts Guild of Sonoma, 140 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 5pm. Free. 707.996.3115.
Portland, Ore., heavy metal purveyors Red Fang perfectly embody their Northwest origins. Since forming in 2005, the band has perfected densely gruff guitar riffs, sludge-soaked rhythms and stoner-rock attitudes over the course of four pounding albums. The band’s last album, 2016’s Only Ghosts, keeps the pedal to the metal with memorable hooks entwined in the frenzied energy. But, really, this is a band you need to see live to fully appreciate. This week, Red Fang bare their teeth live with help from Atlanta’s fuzzed-out foursome Big Jesus on Saturday, March 4, at McNear’s Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8:30pm. $19. 707.765.2121.