On the Calendar: North Bay, March 2020
Stories Helen Olsson
March will hit the North Bay with ferocious bluster in 2020 as we celebrate the March 8 International Women’s Day all month long with female-powered plays, music, happenings, and history. It’s the ideal time to get out and enjoy the budding spring. Book your calendar as soon as possible since many of these events require advance tickets and will be wildly popular.
Marin Arts and Crafts Show
Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 10 a.m.
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael
Heroines, Harpies, and Harlots: A Woman Speaks
Feb. 28–Mar. 8
6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa
Featuring a collection of one-act plays—Women at Large, Women at Home, and Devising Women—this event is the ideal way to kick off the celebrations. It will include talk-backs and meet-and-greets with the playwrights, directors, and the production team.
Mar. 2, 9:30 a.m.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa
International Women’s Day Concert with Dirty Cello
Mar. 7, 8 p.m.
World traveling blues and bluegrass band Dirty Cello, who play a mashup of blues, bluegrass, rock and Eastern European music, will team up with some of the North Bay’s top female performers for a concert in honor of International Women’s Day.
Women inPower, International Women’s Day Celebrations
Mar. 7, 12:30 p.m.
Join Women inPower for a day of powerful voices to discuss topics of gender equality, parity, community involvement, and taking action. Award-winning journalist and author of How to Start a Revolution, Lauren Duca will serve as keynote speaker.
Schooner Freda B, International Women’s Day 2020, Sail on San Francisco Bay
Mar. 8, 1:15–4 p.m.
Slip 465, 100 Bay St., Sausalito
Sit back, relax, and learn a bit about San Francisco Bay’s famed great women, including Sally Stanford, Janis Joplin, Lotta Crabtree, Julia Morgan, and Alma de Bretteville.
Wine Country Women of Sonoma County
Mar. 14, 5–6:30 p.m.
The CIA at Copia, Napa
Join the Wine Country Women of Sonoma County for a sip and signing. Wine and bites from the book will be featured during the event.
32nd Annual Sonoma Home and Garden Show
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers, and Shade Park, Santa Rosa
This multiday celebration of food, wine, and music features some of the world’s best chefs and Napa Valley’s most revered wineries alongside emerging and Grammy Award-winning musicians.
Napa Valley Women’s Half Marathon and 5K
Mar. 22, 7 a.m.
Oxbow Commons Park, Napa
Pints for Paws
Mar. 23, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma
Join Lagunitas to help save the lives of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife throughout Sonoma County. The event will feature music from local band Nicole Sutton & Mark McGee of Luvplanet. Plus, there will be dinner from Preferred Sonoma Caterers with vegan and gluten-free options, and a silent raffle.
California Artisan Cheese Festival
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Grace Pavilion, Santa Rosa
64th Annual Golden Gate Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Lyttle Cow Palace, Santa Rosa