As always, there is an abundance of events and happenings for you to enjoy. FYI: Earth Day is on April 22nd, Friday. Easter is on April 24th, Sunday.
April 16th, Saturday- Earth Day on the Greenway- Celebrate Earth Day’s 41st birthday on the Prince Memorial Greenway. Help with a clean up of S. R. Creek, native plant care and trail maintenance. Tools & refreshments provided. Ages 5 to Adult. Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or email Alistair Creek Stewardship event calendar Location: Meet at the Olive Park footbridge. From W. 3rd St. turn south onto Railroad St. left onto Hazel St. On street parking. Time: 9 a.m. to noon
April 16th, Saturday- Apple Blossom Bike Ride & BBQ. A family friendly ride for all levels of riders. Ride to Sebastopol, watch the Apple Blossom Parade, ride back and then go to a BBQ at D’Argenzio Winery in S. R. Feel free to join at any segment of the ride. Location: S. R. & Sebastopol Times: Leave Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel at 9 a.m., Apple Blossom Parade 10-12 p.m., Leave West County 2 p.m., BBQ at D’Argenzio winery 3-6 p.m. RSVP on Facebook or call Carmen 707-495-4269
April 17th, Sunday- Pug Play Day Pugs and their owners meet once a month for a Puggy Play date. Lots of fun. Location: DeTurk Round Barn dog park. Time: 3 p.m.
Arts, Theater, Film
April 15th, Friday- “Vanishing of the Bees”– Award winning documentary presented by the New Arts Project and the West End Salon Series. Movie will start at 6:20. The screening will be followed with a Q & A with Randy Sue Collins, President of So. Co. Bee-Keepers’ Association. Location: New Arts Project 738 Wilson Street Time: 6- 9 p.m.
April 15th- May 15th- Cabaret– A tale of a young American writer whose life is turned upside down when he settles in 1929 Berlin. Escape to the Kit Kat Klub where “life is beautiful” even though the world economy is in turmoil and war is on the horizon. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street Time: check website for showtime and ticket info
April 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd- 6th Street Inprov! Theatresports Invitational. It’s a friendly battle- 6th Street IMPROV! will compete with some of the best improv talent in the area over the course of four evenings in April. The teams compete in a series of challenge rounds using audience suggestions to win points for judges. Each night will be judged by a panel of community leaders. Location: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street Times: check website for showtimes and ticket info.
April 16th, Saturday- John Jobs Concert. A concert to highlight the CD re-release “I will not be Moved”. Westender Lenny Trujillo plays keybroad in the band. Location: Vertical Call 920 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa Time: 7 p.m.
April 17th, Sunday- ShopParty. All ages event showcasing locally made art, food, crafts and more. Local artists (including West End’s own William Smith and Mica Jennings), music and food. $2 donation. Location: Arlene Francis Center 99 6th Street Time: 12- 6 p.m. Facebook
April 19th, Tuesday- Kings of Pastry. A Rialto Cinemas film festival: Imagine a scene never before witnessed: Sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being one of the best. This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen in France) and winning is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef – it is a dream and an obsession. Similar to the Olympics, the three-day contest takes place every four years and it requires that the chefs not only have extraordinary skill and nerves of steel, but also a lot of luck. In English & French with English Subtitles. Location: 6th Street Playhouse52 W. 6th Street Times: Four shows only on April. Ck Rialtos Cinemas for ticket info
The West End Neighborhood calendar features events, theater, music, meetings and other items that you might find of interest. To find a complete listing of everything in one place, check out the calendar.