The Week in Santa Rosa: Feb. 3-10
A reception for “The Still Point: Abstract Constructions” runs 4-6 p.m. Thursday in the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery at Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave. Drawings, paintings and collages by Judith Foosaner, Connie Goldman and Emily Lazarre will be included in the exhibit curated by Suzanne Lacke. Free, with $4 parking fee. Info: (510) 507-3528, santarosa.edu.
The Arlene Francis Center hosts Jazz and Coffee from 7-10 p.m. Thursday in the Cafe at 99 Sixth St. The new free live jazz series will kick off this week and continue every Thursday. Free. Info: 528-3009, arlenefranciscenter.org.
Learn how to make “Homemade Mozzarella” 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave. Chef Domenico Cardano of Grana Et Vina teaches the class sponsored by the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department for students 18 and up. Cost is $51 for Santa Rosa residents. Info: 543-3737, ci.santa-rosa.ca.us.
The Sonoma County Boutique Shoppers Expo presents an “I Heart You Girls’ Night Out” event from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., with more than 25 vendors. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. 21 and up. Free. Info: 396-9823.
The Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa hosts “Save a Sweetheart,” a benefit for the American Heart Association, from 6-11 p.m. Friday at 170 Railroad St. Wonderbread 5 will perform, and cardiologist Patrick Coleman will speak. 21 and up. Tickets: $150. Info: 542-1992.
The Alexander String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Newman Auditorium in SRJC’s Emeritus Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave. Tickets: $25, $15 youth. Parking fee: $4. Info: 527-4342, santarosa.edu.
A Mardi Gras Ball, Food & Dance Showcase runs 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Ave. Enjoy Cajun-Creole food, dancing, dance performances, colorful costumes and Creole cooking exhibitions. Tickets: $35. Info: 538-3616.
— Melody Karpinski