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Ten days of fun

  • The dramatic giant puppets are a crowd-pleaser during the procession of Petaluma's El Dia de los Muertos celebrations. (Jeff Kan Lee / The Press Democrat, file 2007)

Friday, Nov. 1

Dia de los Muertos: Enjoy the 'Mighty Monarch' children's butterfly art installation, Day of the Dead masks and altars, and refreshments, from

5 to 9 p.m. today at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 938-4626, sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Friday, Nov. 1

'Supernatural Soiree': Healdsburg's Bergamot Alley hosts a post-Halloween evening of live music and dancing 'dead.' Doors open at 8 tonight and performances start at 10. $25. 328A Healdsburg Ave. 433-8720, bergamotalley.com.

Nov. 1 & 2

Museum Dia de Los Muertos: On Friday, enjoy a light reception with traditional altars and flamenco music. Admission is $7, and the event is 6-8 p.m. And on Saturday 12-3 p.m., participate in the Family Day of the Dead celebration with themed activities, arts & crafts, and a special performance by Danza Azteca Xantotl. Tickets are $5-$7, 12 & under are free. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. sonomacountymuseum.org

Nov. 1-3

'This Is Our Youth': Set in Manhattan in 1982, this drama looks at wealthy, articulate, pot-smoking teenagers, emerging as young adults. Runs through Nov. 13 at Main Stage West, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Shows at at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $15-$25. 823-0177,


Saturday, Nov. 2

El Dia de Los Muertos: A procession of giant puppets will make their way through downtown Petaluma, starting at Water Street Bistro and ending at the Petaluma Arts Center where there will be food, art, music, performance, and folkloric dance. 6-10 p.m. petalumaartscenter.org/2013/el-dia-de-los-muertos-petaluma-2013

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