<strong>WINE COUNTRY EVENTS</strong>
<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>
<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>.
<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>.
<strong>COMEDY &amp; MUSIC EVENTS</strong>
<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>.