Thursday, November 30 Dining Out For Life, happens at many local restaurants, cafes, and wineries. Sonoma County’s largest dine-and-donate event directly benefits Food For Thought. Make your reservations soon. A complete list of participating establishments and more information can be found at www.fftfoodbank.org.
Friday, December 1. This year’s theme is “World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit.” This annual event serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to honor those we have lost, and a rallying cry to committing to working toward a day when HIV is no longer a public health threat. The first World AIDS Day took place in 1988, providing a platform to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and honor the lives affected by the epidemic.
December 1, 2, 3, 9, 10. Occidental Community Choir presents “Comfort and Joy.” Directed by Gage Purdy. This west county chorale is pleased to present a joyous winter concert of songs and spoken word that soothe and inspire, celebrate resilience, tradition and a keen sense of community. The show will offer its own choir composers’ ‘ Music from Home’, blended with contemporary and classic compositions spanning many genres and cultures. Tickets are $25 and are now available at occidentalchoir.org/tickets. Children 12 and under $1 with online seat reservation. All but the final concert happen at Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. in Occidental. The Sunday, Dec 10 concert will be performed at Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa.
Friday, December 1 Russian River Bingo Tickets For 2024 go on sale. Now is your chance to get tickets to upcoming events that sell out in a manner of hours. The events benefit various local non-profits. BIINGO happens at in the Lodge Room at the Santa Rosa Vet’s Hall, 1351 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa. For ages 18 and older. Doors open at 5:30 and games begin at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.rrsisters.org.
Saturday, December 16 San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will presentHOLIDAY SPECTACULAR,a benefit concert for Face to Face at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.. Over 250 singing members will dazzle you with classic holiday favorites and some new surprises. Tickets cost $25 – 110 and are on sale now at www.sfgmc.org.
Saturday, December 16. Forbidden Kiss LIVE, the sexy vaudeville show created by Cheryl King. The show has gathered a regular audience. Come join the throngs of party people for this extravaganza of burlesque, comedy, song & dance and more. It happens once a month at The California in Santa Rosa. For tickets and more information go to www.caltheatre.com.