1. The Tradewinds in Cotati is having their weekly blues blowout on Monday night. The Pro Jam kicks off at around 8 p.m. with open mic sessions available for anyone who wants to lay down some blues. After 9 p.m. a more polished act will take to the stage for some rocking blues to start the week off right.
2. Kitchen Kutups Variety Show! The local Kitchen Kut-Ups are celebrating their 40th year of bringing fun and laughs to the community with shows all this week at Spreckels Performing Arts Center. You can see them on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 1 p.m. with tickets $15 for all seats.
3. The Rohnert Park Library has a bunch of great programs this week for the kids. On Wednesday night the kids can enjoy Puppet Art: Tommy's Space Adventure at 6 p.m. On Thursday award-winning singer/songwriter Pam Donkin stops by at 11 a.m. for Dream Big with Pam Donkin. The on Saturday at 11 a.m. you can enjoy Nick Barone Puppets: Tales from the Enchanted Forest. All of these programs are part of the 2012 Summer Reading Program.
4. Last Chance to see Earth, Wind, and Fire this Friday at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. They are one of the best funk bands that started playing their special style of music in the 70's and haven't stopped. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are still available.
5. The Lion in Winter by James Goldman continues its' run at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center this weekend. The Main Stage West and New Spreckels Theatre Company will present a classic play showing the history of Britain in 1183. Shows will be on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for full and $20 for students and seniors; they are available at the box office.
6. The 20th Annual Kids Day Parade and Festival takes place this Saturday! This year's theme is 'Under the Sea'. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and the route runs from City Hall, through downtown Cotati, and ends at La Plaza Park. At the park there will be game, food, crafts, and entertainment all geared towards kids. The event will run until 3 p.m.
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