ICE AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Beginning on Friday, Jan. 12, Petaluma’s Tea Room Café hosts The Secret Beauty of Ice, a one-of-a-kind exhibition of photographs by Leslie Curchack and Stanford Rose, whove spent the last ten years shooting pictures of ice in the North East Sierras. Evidently, water does not freeze the same way twice, as this assortment of wintry-streams and icy rivers demonstrates. Following a reception on Jan. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the show runs through Jan. 24. 316 Western St.
JOKES AND SONGS
Cinnabar Theater hosts YouTube sensations Sandy and Richard Riccardi, whose hilarious, politically charged musical parodies (“Tiki Torch Nazis,” “Boy From Mir-a-Lago”) have earned over 34 million views. Also on the bill is comedic singer-songwriter Lauren Mayer, writer of ‘The Sexual Harrassment Prevention Song,’ and others. Sunday, Jan. 14, Cinnabar Theater, 3333 N. Petaluma Blvd. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. CinnabarTheater.org.
MUSIC AND HISTORY
Kayleen Asbo’s popular Monday morning music-themed lectures continue with “The Glories of the Baroque,” beginning on Monday, Jan. 15, with “The Italian Baroque,” and continuing with “The French Baroque” (Jan. 22), and “The English Baroque” (Jan. 29). All classes begin at 10:30 a.m. Single classes cost $30 at the door (cash only, though). Sign up at Kayleenasbo.com.
BOARD GAMES AND FOOD TRUCKS
Continuing its goal to make eating out more fun, The Block – Petaluma’s popular food truck park and taproom – has launched weekly Family Game Nights, every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to having a variety of classic and newfangled board games to check out and play at one of The Block’s many indoor and outdoor tables, there is a family friendly trivia contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. Food, of course, will be available at one or more of The Block’s rotating roster of rolling culinary emporiums. TheBlockPetaluma.com.
SEAFARERS AND DESPERADOS
To mark its 40th anniversary, the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum is celebrating with a new series called, succinctly, Third Wednesdays at the Museum. Beginning on Jan. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the museum will host historian John Schubert, author of “The Hidden History of Sonoma County.” A compilation of true stories from the county’s past, the book includes depictions of captain Bodega y Quadra, from whose name so many local landmarks was taken, and Charles Henley, who was taken from the county jail by masked vigilantes in 1876. $5 suggested donation. 20 Fourth St.
PUBLIC ART AND AUCTIONEERING
The Petaluma Arts Center’s Idea Lounge continues with another Art vs. Life conversation at Della Fattoria Lounge. This month, representing art, Amy Critchett will deliver a talk titled ‘Public Art and Community: Della Fattoria to the Bay Bridge,’ and Kenn Cunningham will talk on the topic of ‘Going Once, Going Twice: My Life as an Auctioneer.’ Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. (socializing), 7 p.m. (Idea Lounge begins). $18 general public; $15 PAC members. 143 Petaluma Blvd. PetalumaArtsCenter.org.
DIRT AND CONVERSATION
‘Don’t Step On It: It’s Alive!’ That’s the title of a soil-related talk to be given by Karen Guma, on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m., at the Petaluma Library. The presentation will cover the living nature of dirt, including dimensions of soil health, positive dirt-related practices, composting, and carbon sequestration. 100 Fairgrounds Drive.