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Fri., Aug. 2

<strong>&‘Summerfest':</strong> Sip some wine, savor some snacks, listen to music and do some shopping, from 5 to 8:30 Friday night at Santa Rosa's Railroad Square district.

This summertime series of monthly events concludes on Sept. 6. <a href="http://railroadsquare.net/" target="_blank">railroadsquare.net</a>.

Aug. 2-4

<strong>West of the West Wine Festival:</strong> Starting with dinner events at five different wineries Friday night, this celebration of the wine, food and culture of the West Sonoma Coast continues through Sunday, ending with the Grand Tasting at The Barlow in Sebastopol with more than 40 producers and growers participating. <a href="http://www.westsonomacoast.com/" target="_blank">westsonomacoast.com</a>.

Sat., Aug. 3

<strong>Destruction Derby:</strong> Imagine getting behind the wheel and being told you can crash into other cars! Local drivers take up the challenge at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Chris Beck Arena at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $8-15 plus fair admission ($5-$10). <a href="http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/" target="_blank">sonomacountyfair.com</a>

Sat., August 3

<strong>KidsWorx Creative Workshop:</strong> Kids will have a blast, literally, when they learn about chemical reactions at the monthly free event hosted by Friedman's Home Improvement and Children's Museum of Sonoma County. 9 a.m. to noon. 4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.cmosc.org/" target="_blank">www.cmosc.org</a>

Sat., August 3

<strong>Fashion Show and Gala:</strong> Featuring local boutiques and local models, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio will present a fundraising fashion show and auction to benefit Children's Museum of Sonoma County. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 2:30-5:30 p.m. 415 Davis St., Santa Rosa. <a href=" http://www.sonomadancesport.com/AM/Fashion_Show.html" target="_blank">sonomadancesport.com/AM/Fashion_Show.html</a>

Sat., August 3

<strong>Cabaret de Caliente:</strong> It's going to be Black Light & Burlesque All Over with dancers, DJ'd music, and body painting make up a night of neon fun. Wear your black light duds to take part in the costume contest. $15 advance, $20 at the door. 21-plus. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. <a href="hopmonk.com/sebastopol" target="_blank">hopmonk.com/sebastopol</a>

Sat., August 3

<strong>Winery Dog Days of Summer:</strong> Mutt Lynch Winery presents their 10th annual celebration, creating the ultimate "hound lounge," where you can sample wines, indulge in tasty treats, mingle with mutts, compete in silly competitions, and more. $10 general admission, free to club members. 21-plus. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 602 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg. <a href="http://www.muttlynchwinery.com/" target="_blank">www.muttlynchwinery.com</a>

Sun., August 4

<strong>Pint for Pint:</strong> The annual blood drive at Screamin' Mimi's gives donors a coupon for a pint of ice cream, plus a ticket to the Sonoma County Fair. To make an appointment, visit <a href="http://www.bloodheroes.com" target="_blank">www.bloodheroes.com</a> and enter code ScreaminMimis. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol.

August 5-8

<strong>Teen Culinary Camp:</strong> It's messy, it's work, but it's worth it. Chef Lisa Lavagetto teaches teens basic kitchen skill, from handling knives to making pasta to baking, at a four-day camp, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 5-8, at Ramekins, 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma. $350. 933-0450, <a href="http://ramekins.com" target="_blank">ramekins.com</a>.

Aug. 8-25

<strong>&‘Romeo and Juliet':</strong> They're here, so wherefore art thou? &‘Shakespeare Under the Stars' will present the Bard's classic romantic tragedy at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sundays, Aug. 8-25, at the Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma. $25. 800-926-1266, <a href="http://buenavistawinery.com" target="_blank">buenavistawinery.com</a>.

Aug. 9-18

<strong>&‘Rent':</strong> Cinnabar Young Repertory Theater presents its production of the school edition of the the classic Broadway hit at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 9-18, at the Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $10-$15. 763-8920, <a href="http://cinnabartheater.org" target="_blank">cinnabartheater.org</a>.

Sat., Aug. 10

<strong>Gravenstein Apple Fair:</strong> Dating back to 1910, the annual event salutes the agricultural history of west Sonoma County, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Ragel Ranch Park in Sebastopol, with food and drink, kids' activities, live music and more. $5-$12. <a href="http://gravensteinapplefair.com" target="_blank">gravensteinapplefair.com</a>.

<strong>Music and live entertainment events</strong>

Fri., August 2

<strong>Idol at Pub Republic:</strong> Jason "Wolf" Hamlin is most known for his country blues music introduced to the world on American Idol 2012. He now tours with The Front Porch Drifters, and will perform live at Pub Republic in Petaluma. Free. All ages. 9 p.m. 3120 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma. <a href="http://www.pubrepublicusa.com/" target="_blank">www.pubrepublicusa.com</a>

Sat., Aug. 3

<strong>&‘Funny Bones':</strong> The headliner is &‘Original Latin Diva of Comedy' Monique Marvez, seen on her own Showtime special, &‘Not Skinny, Not Blonde,' plus guest comedian Regina Stoops, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg. (Pre-party at Portalupi tasting room.) $75. 433-6335, <a href="http://raventheater.org" target="_blank">raventheater.org</a>.

Sun., Aug. 4

<strong>Dwight Yoakam:</strong> The Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series continues with the "Streets of Bakersfield" country star at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rodney Strong vineyard, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, just south of Healdsburg. $60-$115. 869-1595, <a href="http://rodneystrong.com" target="_blank">rodneystrong.com</a>. Series ends Sept. 1.

Sun., Aug. 4

<strong>&‘Flamenco and Classical Guitar':</strong> Glaser Center's &‘Master Musician Series' presents Flamenco and classical guitarist Mark Taylor and classical guitarist Aaron Haas at 7 p.m. Sunday at the center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. $15. 568-5381, <a href="http://glasercenter.com" target="_blank">glasercenter.com</a>.

Tues., Aug. 6

<strong>Hunter Hayes:</strong> Named the Country Music Association's &‘Best New Artist' in 2012, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter plays the Sonoma County Fair at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chris Beck Arena at the fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. $25-$40 plus fair admission ($5-$10). <a href="http://sonomacountyfair.com" target="_blank">sonomacountyfair.com</a>.

Tues., Aug. 6

<strong>North Mississippi All-Stars:</strong> Listen to live Southern rock and blues under the shady trees at Healdsburg Plaza from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Food vendors 5-8 p.m. The free weekly &‘Tuesdays in the Plaza' concert series runs through Aug. 27. <a href="http://healdsburgparksandrec.com" target="_blank">healdsburgparksandrec.com</a>, 431-3301.

Wed., Aug. 7

<strong>Wonderbread 5:</strong> The beloved Bay Area party band with the big wigs plays the main stage at downtown Santa Rosa's Wednesday Night Market, with the One World Latin Band in the wine garden. The weekly street fair runs 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 21. <a href="http://wednesdaynightmarket.org" target="_blank">wednesdaynightmarket.org</a>.

Wed., Aug. 7

<strong>Music in the Vineyards:</strong> The annual Napa Valley chamber music series opens Wednesday with an already sold-out concert at Hudson House, Beringer Vineyards, in St. Helena, and continues with daily programs at various venues through Aug. 25 <a href="http://musicinthevineyards.org" target="_blank">musicinthevineyards.org</a>.

Thurs., Aug. 8

<strong>Bridgit Mendler:</strong> The Sonoma County Fair presents the 20-year-old star of the Disney TV show &‘Good Luck Charlie' in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Chris Beck Arena at the fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.$25-$35plus fair admission ($5-$10). <a href="http://sonomacountyfair.com" target="_blank">sonomacountyfair.com</a>.

Fri., Aug. 9

<strong>Madeleine Peyroux:</strong> From busking on the streets of Paris to mainstream fame, the jazz singer-songwriter has remained true to her songs, above all. Hear at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. $50-$55. 226-7372, <a href="http://napavalleyoperahouse.org" target="_blank">napavalleyoperahouse.org</a>.

Aug. 9-11

<strong>Outside Lands Festival:</strong> This truly huge event returns Aug. 9-11 to Golden Gate Park with food, wine and dozens of top music acts. A sample: Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Kaskade, Willie Nelson, Jurassic 5, and Hall and Oates. $249.50 three-day pass. <a href="http://sfoutsidelands.com" target="_blank">sfoutsidelands.com</a>.

Sun., Aug. 11

<strong>El Gusto:</strong> The Alegerian ensemble of both Jewish and Muslim musicians is featured in both a live concert and a documentary film at 4 p.m. Aug. 11 in Weill Hall and on its lawn at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $5. <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>, (866) 955-6040.