Friday, May 16
<strong>Berlin:</strong> Best-known for the 1986 single 'Take My Breath Away,' from the movie 'Top Gun,' singer Teri Nunn and the L.A. band play tonight, with The Trouble With Monkeys opening at 8:30 p.m. at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $26-$29. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.
Friday, May 16
<strong>John Brazell:</strong> The singer and songwriter tops a line-up that also includes Nicole McCutcheon and Glass Wave, with music starting at 8 Friday, at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. $8. 762-3565, <a href="http://thephoenixtheater.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheater.com</a>.
<strong>Passport to the Plays:</strong> 6th Street Playhouse and the Redwood Writers have teamed up to present a festival series featuring 6 short plays written and performed by local creatives. Each night will feature the plays, chosen as winners in the Redwood Writers Play Contest. Tickets are $10-$25. The festival will also continue May 22-25. For more information, visit <a href="http://6thstreetplayhouse.com" target="_blank">6thstreetplayhouse.com</a>.
<strong>Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti:</strong> The annual festival starts this weekend with a Cruise-In event on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Petaluma Plaza Shopping Center. On Saturday is the classic car show starting at 9 a.m., followed by a cruise down the Boulevard at 4 p.m. The weekend will be filled with live music, cars, American Graffiti movie stars, and more. Find out more at <a href="http://americangraffiti.net" target="_blank">americangraffiti.net</a>.
Saturday, May 17
<strong>Dysphunctional Species:</strong> The Point Arena band promises 'potent hip hop and soul cocktail with contagious chemistry' Saturday, with Planet Booty opening at 9:30 p.m., at Zodiacs, 256 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $8-$13. 773-7751, <a href="http://zodiacspetaluma.com" target="_blank">zodiacspetaluma.com</a>.
Saturday, May 17
<strong>Color Me Rad 5K:</strong> The popular fun run returns to Santa Rosa, presenting a way to accomplish running a 5K marathon while having a blast doing so. What makes this run different from other 5K runs are the color bombs thrown at runners at different points in the race. But don't be too concerned; the "bombs" are merely colored cornstarch, dyeing participants in vivid hues as their badge of honor. The run takes place in two waves, starting at 9 a.m. at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.colormerad.com/race/santa-rosa" target="_blank">www.colormerad.com/race/santa-rosa</a>.
<strong>Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival:</strong> Fans of classic cars and auto racing are in for a treat over at Sonoma Raceway. The 22nd annual festival this weekend will feature vintage sports cars, formula cars and more as they race around the 2.52 mile course. On Saturday evening, the festival moves to the Sonoma Plaza, giving fans an up-close view of more than 30 historic race cars. A variety of restaurants and wineries will also be offering tastings at the festival. For more information, visit. <a href="http://www.racesonoma.com" target="_blank">www.racesonoma.com</a>. See also the feature story on the event at <a href="http://www.sonomamag.com/zoom-zoom/#.U3PBaMesj-k" target="_blank">SonomaMag.com</a>.
Through July 27
<strong>'Wall and Ardor':</strong> The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents recent political paintings, new abstract paintings, sculpture and works
on paper by William T. Wiley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays until July 27. 551 Broadway, Sonoma. $5; 12 and under free. 939-7862, <a href="http://svma.org" target="_blank">svma.org</a>.
<strong>Taste of Alexander Valley:</strong> More than 25 wineries host wine and food parties, offering their own pairings, live entertainment and wine discounts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Weekend Pass: $65 advance, $75 at the door. Sunday only: $45 in advance, $55 at the door. <a href="http://alexandervalley.org" target="_blank">alexandervalley.org</a>.