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<strong>WINE COUNTRY EVENTS</strong>

Aug. 10-11

<strong>Monster Trucks:</strong> Smell the sweet scent of exhaust when massive trucks crush anything that crosses their path as they close down the last weekend of the Sonoma County Fair. Fair admission, $5-$10; arena admission, $8-$15; unlimited carnival rides, $35. <a href="http://sonomacountyfair.com" target="_blank">sonomacountyfair.com</a>, 545-4200.

Sat., Aug 10

<strong>Under the Sea Bingo:</strong> The Russian River Sisters travel the big blue for the sauciest fun down under the sea. Bring your daubers, and your snorkel too, for a fun night of Bingo and costumed shenanigans. $20. 18-plus. 6 p.m. Guerneville Vets Building. <a href="http://www.rrsisters.org" target="_blank">www.rrsisters.org</a>

Aug. 10-11

<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. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Ragel Ranch Park in Sebastopol, with food and drink, kids's activities, live music and more. $5-$12. <a href="http://gravensteinapplefair.com" target="_blank">gravensteinapplefair.com</a>.

Sun., Aug. 11

<strong>Mostly Python:</strong> Toad in the Hole becomes the backdrop to an afternoon of bands, skits, and hijinks, all in the spirit of an annual tribute to Monty Python's Flying Circus. Free. 12-4 p.m. 116 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://thetoadpub.com">thetoadpub.com</a>

Sun., Aug. 11

<strong>Perseid Meteor Party:</strong> Catch the beginning of this weekend's annual Perseid meteor shower when the Robert Ferguson Observatory sets up multiple telescopes for a special Sunday night public viewing. 9 p.m. $3 adult, under 18 free, parking $8. 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood. <a href="http://rfo.org">rfo.org</a>

Sun., Aug. 11

<strong>Cocktails and Characters:</strong> Hotel Healdsburg presents a fundraiser for Raven Theater, complete with pop-up performances, designer cocktails, savory bites, a silent auction, and a sing-along piano bar. $75. 21-plus. 4:30-7 p.m. 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg. <a href="http://raventheater.org/event_cocktails.aspx" target="_blank">raventheater.org/event_cocktails.aspx</a>

Mon., Aug. 12

<strong>"Mad Max':</strong> A very young Mel Gibson roams the barren roads of a post-apocalyptic world in this 1979 Australian cult sci-film, showing at 9 p.m. Monday as part of the free movie series at Bergamot Alley, 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 433-8720, <a href="http://bergamotalley.com" target="_blank">bergamotalley.com</a>.

Aug. 15-18

<strong>Shakespeare Napa Valley:</strong> See the Bard's 'Comedy of Errors' at 7 p.m. Aug. 15-18 in the open air at the Veteran's Park in downtown Napa. This production moves Aug. 23-Sept. 1 to the Napa Valley College Studio Theate. 256-7500, <a href="http://shakespearenapavalley.org" target="_blank">shakespearenapavalley.org</a>.

Sat., Aug. 17

<strong>'Grape to Glass':</strong> Winemakers, growers, hoteliers restaurateurs celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Richard's Grove and Saralee's Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Road, Windsor. $85-$1,000. 521-2534, <a href="http://rrvw.org" target="_blank">rrvw.org</a>.

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<strong>COMEDY &amp;amp; MUSIC EVENTS</strong>

Aug. 9-11

<strong>Healdsburg Guitar Festival:</strong> Wallow in the guitar music and lore at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa's Railroad Square. Opens at 9 a.m. today through Sunday, with concerts at 7 tonight and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marriot Hotel across the street. $15 per day; concerts and workshops, $35 each. <a href="http://guitarfestival.lmii.com/" target="_blank">guitarfestival.lmii.com</a>.

Fri., Aug. 9

<strong>Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds:</strong> The soulful Welsh jazz guitarist and his Bay Area all-star band play at 7 tonight at Cloverdale Plaza as part of the free 'Friday Night Live' summer concert series. Farmers Market begins at 5:30 p.m. The series continues through Aug. 30. 894-4410, <a href="http://cloverdaleartsalliance.org" target="_blank">cloverdaleartsalliance.org</a>.

Sat., Aug. 10

<strong>Comedy Overload:</strong> Opposing Media riffs on a classic Star Trek episode, World's Biggest Comedy Duo performs off the cuff, and magician Ken Garr conjurs up the funny. $10-$14. 13-plus. 8 p.m. 6th Street Playhouse. W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://6thstreetplayhouse.com" target="_blank">6thStreetPlayhouse.com</a>

Sat., Aug. 10

<strong>Piano Sonoma:</strong> Students in a weeklong piano workshop with faculty from the Juilliard School of Music perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Weill Hall 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.

Sun., Aug. 11

<strong>Beatles Flashback:</strong> Hey, Jude. They want to hold your hand. Got a ticket to ride? We can work it out. The North Bay tribute band plays Fab 4 tunes 5-7 p.m. Sunday as part of the free 'Live at Juilliard' summer concert series at Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://santa-rosa.ca.us" target="_blank">santa-rosa.ca.us</a>.

Tues., Aug. 13

<strong>Lyle Lovett:</strong> The Texas singer-songwriter convenes his 14-piece Large Band to play his rich catalog of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues tunes at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $49.75-$89.75. (415) 499-6800, <a href="http://ticketmaster.com" target="_blank">ticketmaster.com</a>.

Tues., Aug. 13

<strong>Jonas Brothers:</strong> Rising out of the Disney world with the 'Camp Rock' cable TV movies, they're all grown up now. Nick, Joe and Kevin bring their Jonas Brothers Live Tour to America's Cup Pavilion, Piers 27 and 29, San Francisco, with Karmin opening at 7 p.m. Tuesday. $29.50-$79.50. <a href="http://ticketmaster.com" target="_blank">ticketmaster.com</a>, <a href="http://americascup.com" target="_blank">americascup.com</a>.

Wed., Aug. 14

<strong>Kingsborough:</strong> Billy Kingsborough and his band play downtown Santa Rosa's Wednesday Night Market, with the Moonlighters and the African dance group Mirage on other stages. The weekly street fair runs 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 21. <a href="http://wednesdaynightmarket.org" target="_blank">wednesdaynightmarket.org</a>, 524-2123.

Wed., Aug. 14

<strong>Ortelius Piano Trio:</strong> Napa Valley's annual Music in the Vineyards summer concert series presents violinist Dale Barltrop, cellist Joshua Roman and pianist Victor Ascuncion, playing Beethoven and more, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Markham Vineyards, 2812 St. Helena Highway N., St Helena. $55. 963.5292, <a href="http://musicinthevineyards.org" target="_blank">musicinthevineyards.org</a>.

Fri., Aug. 16

<strong>Patti LaBelle:</strong> The soul diva christens the newly renovated Ruth Finley Person Theater at Wells Fargo Center with a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 16. She also kicks off the center's 2013-2014 season. $79-$119. 546-3600, <a href="http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>. The remodel cost $2.8 million and took several months.

Fri., Aug. 16

<strong>Reckless Kelly:</strong> The Texas-based rock and country band brings its 'Livers of Steel III' tour Aug. 16 to the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Show starts

at 8:30 p.m. with Mikey &amp;amp; The Motorcars and Wade Bowen. $23. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Sat., Aug 17

<strong>Dave Koz:</strong> The Rodney Strong concert series presents the eight-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist at 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the vineyard, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, just south of Healdsburg. Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot also will perform. $60-$90. 869-1595, <a href="http://rodneystrong.com" target="_blank">rodneystrong.com</a>.

Aug. 17-18

<strong>Cotati Accordion Fest:</strong> Italian jazz accordionist tops a roster that covers all styles, from alternative to Zydeco, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Aug. 17-18 at La

Plaza Park in Cotati. Advance tickets: $15 one day, $25 two days; at the gate: $17 one-day, $25 two-days; kids 15 and under free with paying adult. cotatifest.com.

Sun., Aug. 18

<strong>Brandi Carlile:</strong> Wells Fargo Center for the Arts keeps its new season rolling with the folk-rock singer-songwriter, known for songs like 'Raise Hell' and 'That Wasn't Me,' performing at 8 p.m. Aug. 18. $39-$49. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org/" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

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