Friday, March 7
First Friday Night Sky: The SRJC Planetarium presents two free shows that highlight the night sky with an emphasis on stars, constellations, planets, and more. Free. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. SRJC Planetarium. 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. For information, call 707-527-4465.
Friday, March 7
SambaDa: Waft away on a balmy musical breeze when the samba Afro-funk ensemble performs tonight in the Abbey at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. Amaya Rising opens the show at 9 p.m. Age 21 and older. $12-$15. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.
March 7 & 8
Fishing Expo: The fishing season may be experiencing a dry year, but enthusiasts will still want to get in on this two-day trade show, with new and used tackle, rods, reels and more to be ought, sold, or traded. $5. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Rosa Vets Building. 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. www.redsshow.com
March 7-8, 13-15
‘The Cherry Orchard’: Anton Chekhov’s tragic masterpiece, adapted by Emily Mann and presented by the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Department, plays at 8 p.m. March 7-8 and 13-15, and 2 p.m. March 8-9 and 15-16, in Burbank Auditorium on campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave. $5-$15. 527-4343, santarosa.edu.
March 7 & 8, March 15 & 16
Little River Whale Fest: Celebrate the whale migration with the second of three Mendocino Coast festivals. The series opened March 1-2 in Mendocino, moves Saturday and Sunday to Little River, and ends March 15-16 in Fort Bragg. Food, drink, art and more. 961-6300, mendowhale.com.
Barrel Tasting: Pack a picnic and go wine-tasting, as Wine Road-Northern Sonoma County’s 36th annual event continues, featuring more than 100 wineries, today through Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. $50, weekend ticket; $40, Sunday only; $5, designated driver. wineroad.com