What’s happening in Sebastopol this week? Oct. 24-31
Looking for something to do this Halloween week? There’s no shortage of things to choose from.
Produce Exchange at the Sebastopol Grange
Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 5:45 pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Road (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol
It's the last produce exchange of the year, so bring your plant starts and extra garden produce to trade or donate. Leftover produce will be donated to the food bank.
CITY MEETING: Sebastopol Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6 pm on Zoom.
Public hearing on an Alcohol Use Permit for Punchdown Sebastopol, which wants to move into the former Nectary space in the Barlow. Also the annual report from Sebastopol Little League, Level of Service report and planning commission training. Agenda and Zoom link here.
Singing Our Musical Rainbow: A Workshop Exploring Musical Modes and Moods
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Road (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol
Serene, meditative singing in community, feeling and comparing musical modes from India and the West. Taught by Linton Hale. Sliding scale.
Latte Art Throwdown and Costume Contest
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-9 pm at Retrograde Coffee, 130 S. Main St., Sebastopol
Watch baristas compete head to head, pouring their best latte art at Retrograde this Thursday evening.
Business After 5: Sebastopol Living Magazine
Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 to 7:30 pm at 6940 Burnett St., Sebastopol
Meet the folks behind Sebastopol Living Magazine at this business networking event sponsored by the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce.
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Golden State Cider
Friday, Oct. 28, 5 to 9 pm at Golden State Cider, 180 Morris St., Sebastopol
Join Golden State Cider and the Latino Service Providers nonprofit for a lively eve of Calavera sugar skull decorating (5-6:30pm), Loteria (Mexican bingo, 6:30-8:30pm), and Jamaica Cider. A portion of Jamaica Cider sales will benefit the Latino Service providers.
16th annual Cirque Du Sebastopol Halloween
Friday and Saturday, Oct 28-29, 8 pm at Hopmonk Sebastopol, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $48
On Friday night, HopMonk's annual Halloween fete, Cirque du Sebastopol, returns with The Mother Hips, Wolf Jett and a live burlesque show. Festivities continue on Saturday with Ahee, Xotix and iNi & Cannabas. Get tickets.
Hoot n' Howl: Night of Nocturnal Creatures!
Saturday, Oct. 29, 5 to 7:30 pm at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa. FREE. Pre-registration is required.
Bring the kids and join the Laguna Foundation for this evening of mystery and adventure as you search for creatures of the night and learn about the nocturnal animals of west county. All while we create spiders, ghosts, and bats out of the plants that surround us and play games around the grounds. Stay for the experience of watching our bats fly out at dusk and for the treats that follow. Register now.
LGBT+ and Friends Halloween Dance Party
Saturday, Oct. 29, 6:30 to 10 pm at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, 167 N. High St., Sebastopol. $15 in advance, $20 at the door
It’s light, it’s gregarious, it’s a good time! And you don't have to be a senior or LGBT+ to attend, all persuasions and ages (age 21+) are welcome. Come be dazzled and energized by exciting dance music, fortune tellers and card readers, Halloween photo booth and more. Wear your playful costume for our costume contests. Get tickets.
Halloween Dance Party at Crooked Goat
Saturday, Oct. 29 at Crooked Goat, 120 Morris St., Sebastopol
Sure to be a super fun party with lots of dancing, beer, food and awesome costumes. DJ Sweet Lou 9 pm to midnight and Reggae Rasta Styles 8 pm to midnight.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It - A History of the Sebastopol Times Party
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12 pm at the West County History Museum, 261 S. Main St., Sebastopol
The Sebastopol Times (in all its various incarnations) has been the town’s newspaper of record for over 100 years. The West County History Museum’s wonderful exhibit on the history of the Sebastopol Times is ending this weekend. Don’t miss this last chance to see this wonderful exhibit, meet some of the journalists who brought you the paper over the years, including the owners of the new Sebastopol Times (sebastopoltimes.com), Laura Hagar Rush and Dale Dougherty.
Spooky Sunday in Sebastopol with Sol Horizon
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 pm at 6770 McKinley St., Sebastopol. $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Come to Spooky Sunday celebrating Halloween in Sebastopol! This 21+ event features an open-air concert with Sebastopol's official reggae band Sol Horizon, drink specials and taco bar (for pay) from Blue Ridge Kitchen, and a costume contest. Pre-Party doors open at 5:30-6:30 pm, band plays 7-10 pm. Advance tickets are $30 until Oct. 29, $35 at the door. Presented by The Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce, Peacetown, The Barlow, and Blue Ridge Kitchen. Get tickets.
Florence Street Halloween
Monday, Oct. 31, as soon as it gets dark
It’s baaaaack – Florence Street will be open again for Halloween this year after two years of being closed. So dress in costume, bring the kids and enjoy.
Music in Sebastopol this week
Here's a quick look at just some of the music happening in Sebastopol this week.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8:30 pm at HopMonk Sebastopol (Free)
Roots, Blues, Funk and World Music. Kevin Russell and Candy Girard on second set.
Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5 pm at Crooked Goat Brewing
A soulful take on old-school blues
Bo Hoss Boogie Boys
Sunday, Oct. 30, 3 to 5 pm at Crooked Goat Brewing
Acoustic roots music
El Oso – David Jenkins Flamenco Guitar
Sunday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 pm at Fern Bar
World-class flamenco guitarist
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