November & December 2018 Sonoma County Nightlife Picks
The holiday season in Sonoma County is filled with Turkey Trots, holiday parties with Santa in the vineyards, and a whole lot of holiday music. Book a babysitter, and plan your holiday season calendar with some of our top recommendations for things to do after the sun goes down this November and December:
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
Monday, Nov. 12
SuicideGirls, the online community that celebrates alternative beauty, is bringing back a revamped version of their tongue-in-cheek, sexy live touring show. Blackheart Burlesque is filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack, and burlesque. Tickets available on the Mystic’s website.
IMomSoHard Mom's Night Out
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Last year, moms from all over Sonoma County dressed up in their best “hot mess” attire and headed to the sold-out comedy show, dedicated to all the laughable moments of motherhood. This year, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of the viral web series #IMOMSOHARD, are back in Wine Country for another tour in which they will discuss the good, the bad, and the funny about motherhood — with the help of a bottle of red wine! Tickets will sell out, so grab your girlfriends and get your tickets for some holiday mom fun (without the kids or husbands).
Transcendence Broadway Holiday Spectacular
Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1
From Transcendence Theater — the award-winning creators of “Broadway Under the Stars in Sonoma Valley” — comes this holiday celebration for all ages, with performers from Broadway shows such as Wicked, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, and more. Attendees will experience a spectacular showcase of song and dance packed with showstoppers, holiday favorites, and modern twists on some of the world’s most uplifting and cherished songs. Get ready to feel renewed, rejuvenated, and reconnected with the music of the holidays and the magic of Broadway. Reserve your tickets online.
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus — Home for the Holidays
Sunday, Dec. 16
This winter marks the 28th year the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has traveled north during the holidays to benefit Face to Face, an organization dedicated to combating HIV in Sonoma County. The chorus is not only comprised of 150 handsome and talented men, but will be accompanied on the journey by a fabulous brass quintet and the amazing coloratura soprano, Marnie Breckenridge. With that combination, there will definitely be a lot of brass and sass, from classical to swing. The chorus will sing and dance its way into your hearts with some zany holiday antics — and welcome you home by wrapping you in your favorite holiday carols and traditions. Green Music Center tickets available now.
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday, Dec. 21
This holiday season, the Blind Boys of Alabama will be making their way to Petaluma to share their latest Christmas album, "Talkin' Christmas!" The album features blues legend Taj Mahal and includes several original holiday songs. This holiday concert will showcase songs from the "Talkin’ Christmas!" album, along with Blind Boys' Gospel classics and other hits from Mahal’s 70-plus-year career. Get details and tickets via Facebook.
Pro Tip: Make it a night out on the town for drinks and dinner before any late night event, or check out some of our favorite Late Night Eats in Sonoma County for after-party dining.
More late night fun in Sonoma County:
Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park hosts karaoke every Thursday and Saturday night. Get details online.
Quincy's Pub & Cafe in Rohnert Park hosts karaoke every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday night. Details on their Facebook page.
The Whiskey Tip in Santa Rosa features karaoke every Wednesday night. Get details on their events calendar.
Gales Central Club in Petaluma has karaoke every Tuesday night. Details online.
The Star in Sebastopol hosts karaoke every Tuesday night. Learn more online.
Ray’s Delicatessen & Tavern in Petaluma hosts Open Mic Night every Wednesday night. Details online.
The Arlene Francis Center welcomes Wednesday Night Open Mic at their Railroad Square venue. Details on Facebook.
Hopmonk Sonoma hosts Open Mic Night every Wednesday night. Details online.
BREW Coffee and Beer Bar in downtown Santa Rosa hosts Open Mic Night every Tuesday night. Details on their Facebook page.
Hopmonk Sebastopol hosts Open Mic Night every Tuesday night and third Thursday in their tavern. More details on their website.
The Flamingo Resort Lounge in Santa Rosa hosts Open Mic Night every Wednesday night. Details online.
Jamison's Roaring Donkey in Petaluma features Open Mic Night every Wednesday night. For more info, check out their Facebook page.
Twin Oaks in Penngrove hosts their own Open Mic Night every Tuesday night. Get details online.
The Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa hosts salsa & bachata dancing every Thursday and Sunday night, West Coast Swing dancing on Tuesdays, and Sultry Salsa Night on the second Saturday of each month. On weekends, they have live bands and dancing in the Flamingo Lounge. Details online.
Twin Oaks hosts Country Line Dancing on the first and third Thursday of each month. Get details online.
Queer Sonoma takes over a different venue in Sonoma County on the second Saturday of each month. Details about where their next outing will be hosted can be found on Facebook.
Rainbow Cattle Company in downtown Guerneville becomes a dance party every Saturday night. They also donate 10% of their bar proceeds every “Give-Back Tuesday,” with money going to a different Sonoma County charity each week. Details on Facebook.
The Clover Theater in downtown Cloverdale hosts Pour House trivia every Wednesday night. Details on their website.
Fogbelt Brewery in Santa Rosa features a trivia night every Tuesday. Learn more online.
Murphy’s Irish Pub on the Sonoma Square hosts Trivia Night every Wednesday night. Details online.
Bear Republic Brewing Company in Healdsburg hosts Wednesday night trivia at their brewery. Details on Facebook.
The Toad in the Hole at Railroad Square in Santa Rosa hosts Darts Night on the last Wednesday of the month, quiz night on the first Wednesday of the month, and “Toad’s Wild Ride” – featuring a new craft brewery each week – on every Tuesday. Details online.
Grav South Brewing in Cotati features Geeks Who Drink trivia night every Thursday night. Details on Facebook.
Local Barrel in downtown Santa Rosa hosts trivia on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Information can be found on their Facebook page.
Trail House in Santa Rosa features Trivia Night every Tuesday. Details on their website.
Flagship Taproom in Cotati hosts Trivia Night every Thursday night. Learn more about this week’s theme on their Facebook page.
Jamison's Roaring Donkey in Petaluma has trivia every Tuesday night. For more info, check out their Facebook page.
St. Florian’s Brewery in Windsor has trivia every third Thursday of the month (with a $10.00 contribution to firefighter charities). Details online.
Fogbelt Brewery in Santa Rosa hosts Comedy Night on the first Sunday of every month. Details on Facebook.
Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park hosts a comedy showcase with local bay area comics on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Details on their website.
Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park hosts stand-up comedy every second Tuesday of the month in their lounge. Learn more on their website.
The Laugh Cellar is a mobile wine country comedy club that presents stand-up comedians at a variety of locations. Check the calendar on their website for dates and locations.