The week in Cotati: Nov. 26-Dec. 2
The North Bay iHub invites all business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how to protect your brand, presented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Networking reception with wine and hors do’oeuvres follows. Located at the North Bay iHub office, 1300 Valley House Dr, Ste 100, in Rohnert Park. Event is free. Call 794-1240 for info.
Learn about simple do-it-yourself solutions to make your home more energy efficient 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park. Presented by Apperson Energy Management. Wine, beer and snacks will be served and $25 Oliver’s gift card raffled. 1300 Valley House Dr, conference room A. Call 664-6487 for cost and info.
Hear soulful singer-songwriter Justin Brown play acoustic originals and cover songs at Cotati’s Tradewinds Bar, 8210 Old Redwood Hwy, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. No cover charge. Call 795-7878 or go to tradewindsbar.com for info. Learn more at justinbrownmusic.com.
Classical and Contemporary Dance Company of Rohnert Park performs “Nightmare Before Christmas” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. Cost is $15-20. For info and tickets, go to ccd-dance.com or call 585-1137.
Explore palmistry with professional intuitive Kooch Daniels at Songbird Community Health Center from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Sliding scale is $15-25. Located at 8280 Old Redwood Hwy in Cotati. More info: 795-2398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sonoma Film Institute presents “La Buche,” a stylish, unsentimental French film set in Paris during the Christmas season, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall on the SSU campus in Rohnert Park. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. Admission: $6; $5 for non-SSU students and senior citizens; $4 For SFI members and children under 12, and free for SSU students. See sonoma.edu/sfi or call 664-2606 for info.
SSU’s music department presents the following series of free events at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 2:
- Indian singing ensemble, directed by Laxmi G. Tewari, gives a peformance of Hundstani classical vocal music at noon Tuesday, Nov. 27.
- Chamber wind ensemble, conducted by Andy Collinsworth, plays a repertoire including Mozart’s harmony arrangement of Don Giovanni at noon Thursday, Nov. 29.
- Brass ensemble, directed by Ruth Wilson, plays Mendelssohn and others pieces on the theme of water 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
- Guitar ensemble of SSU students, directed by Eric Cabalo, plays a large repertoire 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
- String orchestra, directed by Judi Yaba, plays works from the 17th century to the present 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
Go to Sonoma.edu/music for more info.