Do the words chocolate and wine make you smile? Then you want to head over to the Petaluma Arts Center’s event, “The Art of Chocolate and Wine,” offering aphrodisiac chocolate samples, sips of the grape, a silent auction and musical interludes. It all happens from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the PAC, 230 Lakeville St. Chocolatiers include Le Belge Chocolatiers, 3D Candies, Bridge Brands, Bert’s Desserts, Sjaak’s, Viva Cocolat, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Fionnuala Gross. Wines are provided by Robledo Family Winery, Rued Wines, Sonoma Valley Portworks, Cline Cellars and Enriquez Estate Wines. Visit petalumaartscenter.org.
More than a year ago, 17-year-old writer-director Dezi Gallegos began interviewing people about God, faith and organized religion. The result is a documentary theater piece, “God Fights the Plague,” premiering this week at Cinnabar. Gallegos portrays 15 individuals, from the co-founder of the first Muslim college in this country to the California State director of American Atheists, and addresses nine belief systems. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. Tickets are $15-$20 and available by calling Cinnabar, 763-8920 or visiting cinnabartheater.org.
Join the North Bay Country Dance Society for a New England-style autumn contra dance to live fiddle and guitar music with caller Susan Petrick from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. The society says contra dancing is easy and fun and beginners are welcome – just come half an hour early, at 6 p.m., for a free lesson. The dance is in the Petaluma Woman’s Club, 518 B St. Cost is $7-$12. Visit nbcds.org or call 544-7036.
It’s “Almost, Maine” at Petaluma High as the school’s drama department presents a romantic comedy about nine couples dealing with love – all at the same moment – and all in the fictional town of Almost, Maine. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9, 14-16 at the high school, 201 Fair St. Tickets are $8-$10. Visit petalumahighschool.org or call 778-4857.
Experience an evening of hip-hop with OneWerd, BP & Praduh, Siras, Baci, DJ Fossil and Masta Smash. The free Homegrown Hip-Hop Experience starts at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Sunflower center, 1435 N. McDowell Blvd. Call 792-5300 or visit lydiasorganics.com for details.
It’s time, it’s time – for the 25th annual Holiday Craft Fair. Celebrate the silver anniversary of this yearly craft fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10 at the Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Admission is free. The event includes entertainment, food, prizes and, of course, photos with Santa. Visit cityofpetaluma.net or call 778-4380.
The Navarro Chamber Players return to the Petaluma Historical Museum and Library for Conversing Tones: An Autumn Concert. Violist Victor Romasevich, cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel and pianist Marilyn Thompson will perform music by Mozart, Andriason and Ravel at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Tickets are $35. Visit petalumamuseum.com or call 778-4398 for details.
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