100 Thousand Poets for Change is an organization of poets, writers, musicians and artists from all over the world looking for a change. What kind of change exactly? Find out at the Spring Forward Festival
, a three-day event dedicated to celebrating poets of all forms, shapes and sizes in the hope of global peace and sustainability. Expect live readings, traditional belly dance, skateboarding demos, dance parties, live music and, of course, three days of nonstop poetry. Join those with hope for peace and sustainability on Friday—Sunday, April 5—7, at the Arlene Francis Center. 99 Sixth St., Santa Rosa. Free. Friday, 5—11:30pm; Saturday, 10am-11:30pm; Sunday, 10am—9pm. 305.753.4569.