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A Streetcar Named Desire

Show opens January 25, 7:30pm

Tormented by the memory of her tragic marriage and the scandal she precipitated, a woman flees to New Orleans to find refuge with her sister. But her brutish brother-in-law resents her presence and in a violent passionate rage exposes her past, jeopardizing her last chance of escape from the squalid misery of her life. Click here for more information. 

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street 

Spin Off

Last show: January 26, 5pm

Spin Off spins us back to an Imaginists’ alternate universe in which the average American theater family navigates the ups-and-downs of a world gone wacky, weekly. Spin Off’s inaugural season of all new episodes delivers new twists including: the arrival of Grandpa, a new theme song, oodles of distasteful situations, colorful language, & occasional black holes. Join the Imaginists for the most hilarious high-jinxs this side of Santa Rosa Avenue and get spun. New episodes every Friday December through January. Special binge watch performance on Saturday Jan. 26th. Click here for more information. 

Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Avenue


Opening Reception: January 26, 4-8pm

Calabi Gallery is displaying an eclectic mix of art from various times and places, in many media. Included are works by Paul Beattie, Hans Burkhardt, Rafael Canogar, Easton, Claire Falkenstein, Karen Green, Sutter Marin, Mary Fuller McChesney, Robert P. McChesney, Louis Earnest Nadalini, Louis Siegriest, the late great James Spitzer, Seymour Tubis, Elisabeth Vellacott, Zao Wou-Ki, and many others. Their previous display of paintings by Carolyn Lord, Lucy Martin, and Carol Peek continues.

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

From the Fire

Exhibition open through January 27

Join Museums of Sonoma County on October 6, as they commemorate the one-year anniversary of the firestorm of October 2017, and mark the opening of their newest exhibition, From the Fire: A Community Reflects and Rebuilds. The exhibition will examine the fires from personal, historical, and environmental perspectives, as well as highlight art’s power as a healing tool and creative outlet. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Healing the Environment

Opening Reception  February 1,  5-8pm

Artists react to our ailing planet in this era of climate change and ecological crisis. The paintings, photography, sculpture and natural objects by Sonoma County and Bay Area artists are personal statements on the environment. The artwork is their visual commentary of how nature is being challenged by humanity, and how to protect and heal our common home.

Santa Rosa Arts Center, 312 South A Street

Move Over Buffalo

Show runs through February 3

Set in Buffalo, New York, in 1953, a couple in a crumbling marriage struggles to keep their acting ensemble together long enough for a famed director to see them perform. But with a pregnant ingénue, a drunk leading man, and a surprise visit from their daughter, things quickly go horribly and hilariously wrong. Click here for tickets and more information. 

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street 

See Something Say Something

Opening reception: February 9, 4-6pm

See Something, Say Something is an exhibition featuring David Huffman, Linda Vallejo, and Evri Kwong, three artists who address important issues of our time from diverse cultural perspectives, with intelligence and wit. The warning, “See Something, Say Something,” on posters and in announcements at bus depots, train stations and airports, encourages citizens to stay alert and speak up if they notice something amiss. While the phrase originated to convey the threat posed by terrorism after the 9/11 attacks, in this exhibition the meaning is expanded to encourage individuals to call out additional threats to society such racism, sexism, economic disparity, and climate change. Click here for more information. 

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street  

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Room now open at the History Museum East Gallery

In 2018, the city of Santa Rosa celebrates the 150th anniversary of its incorporation, but the story of this place goes back much farther than that. From the settlement of Native people, to the devastation of the 1906 earthquake, to the indispensable advocacy of Santa Rosa’s leaders in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Rosa has reached many milestones over its history. In this exhibition, we present a selective look at the people, places and events that form Santa Rosa, its past 150 years and more.

History Museum, 425 Seventh Street 



In response to the firestorms that ravaged much of the North Bay region in October 2017, the Museums of Sonoma County have two projects in development under the banner of The Fire Projects: The Fire Wall and The Fire Collection.

The Fire Collection: Preserving our Stories. How to submit: If you have an object, photograph, recording or other documentation that you believe is representative of the fires and would like the Museum to consider for the Fire Collection, please click here for the submission form and guidelines. 

The Fire Wall: Now LIVE. We would like to thank everyone who contributed their personal stories and images for the launch of the Sonoma County Fire Wall. We invite you to visit the Fire Wall and share your own creative response. The Fire Wall is an online searchable display and digital repository of the Sonoma County community's creative reflections and personal stories of the 2017 wildfires and their aftermath. The Fire Wall is designed to be inclusive, broad in scope, and empowering to all who participate and experience it.