The South A Street neighborhood in Santa Rosa is a great place to spend an afternoon, what with its blend of coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries, but when Winterblast kicks off every November, the street really comes alive. In addition to the annual sofa parade (yes, it’s a parade of sofas, just like it sounds), the annual street party offers open galleries, live music, a kids zone, street performers, coffee, beer and local food vendors. It’s the perfect opportunity to break out the hot toddies and celebrate community. Winterblast takes over A Street on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the SOFA district. Sebastopol Avenue at A Street, Santa Rosa. 5—8pm. Free. 707.695.1011.