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This week in Santa Rosa: Aug. 17 – 24

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 | Posted by
Ahmed Johnston performing flatland BMX tricks at last year's bike expo (photo by Bob Stender)

Ahmed Johnston performing flatland BMX tricks at last year’s bike expo (photo by Bob Stender)

Sonoma County Bicycle Expo, brought to downtown Santa Rosa by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17  on Fifth St. between Mendocino Ave. and B St. The Expo is free and features vendors, demonstrations, food, beverages and activities for all ages. Info: sonomacountybikeexpo.com.

Block Party and Beer Bash Fundraiser, which benefits the Sonoma County Museum’s exhibition and education programming, runs from 4 – 8 p.m., Sunday, August 17 at the museum, located at 425 Seventh St. Tickets, which entitle bearers to two beer tastings and a barbecue meal are $50 through Aug. 11 ($35 for museum members) and $60 thereafter. Event also features a silent auction, live music (Soul Mechanix and Tocayo Son) and exhibitions. Info: 579-1500 x 13, sonomacountymuseum.org.

Hot August Nights Mixer, a North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce event, is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Robert Rue Winery, 1406 Wood Road in Fulton. The mixer is free, but wine tasting is $5. Reservations required. Info: 888-846-5155, nbbcc.org.

Taylor Bartolucci as Fanny Brice (Eric Chazankin)

Taylor Bartolucci as Fanny Brice (Eric Chazankin)

Funny Girl opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22 at G.K Hardt Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St. Tickets are $15 to $35. The play, directed by Barry Martin, runs through September 14. Info: 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

Happy 20th Birthday Rincon Valley Library party is 1 – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the library, 6959 Montecito Blvd. The mayor will proclaim the day Rincon Valley Library Day, refreshments will be served and the Hot Frittatas will provide music. Curious George will meet the kids. Info:  sonomalibrary.org.

Farm to Fermentation Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, August 24, at the Finley Center, 2060 W. College Ave.  Tickets are $15 – $45. Event features food producers, authors and entrepreneurs. Info: farmtofermentation.com

Send Santa Rosa events listings to Ann Hutchinson at santarosatowns@gmail.com.

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