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Ten days of fun things to do


Friday, Sept. 20

<strong>'The Rocky Horror Show':</strong> You've probably seen the picture show. Now you can see the original stage musical, opening at 8 tonight in the Studio Theater at 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. $20-$25. Runs until Oct. 13. 523-4185, <a href="http://6thstreetplayhouse.com" target="_blank">6thstreetplayhouse.com</a>.

Friday, Sept. 20

<strong>The Fixx:</strong> The London-based new wave rock group, which won a broad American audience in the mid-'80s, plays tonight the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Bobby Jo Valentine opens the show at 9 p.m. $23-$26. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Sept. 20-22

<strong>Sonoma County Home Show:</strong> The Sonoma County Fairgrounds makes room this weekend for plenty of vendors and demonstrations geared towards making your house a home. Be sure to also check out the Redwood Empire Train Show that's happening in conjunction with the Home Show. $7 admission, under 12 free. Seniors $4 on Friday. 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://sonomacountyhomeshows.com" target="_blank">sonomacountyhomeshows.com</a>

Sept. 20 &amp;amp; 21

<strong>Art for Life:</strong> Bid on artwork by the region's best at this annual benefit for the Face to Face HIV/AIDS support network, from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor. Tickets: $75. Free art preview noon to 3 p.m. Friday. 544-1581, <a href="http://f2f.org" target="_blank">f2f.org</a>.

Saturday, Sept. 21

<strong>Sonoma Stampede:</strong> The country music festival in Windsor presents X-Factor winner, Tate Stevens, local country stars, McKenna Faith and Pete Stringfellow, and many more for 9 hours of country music. Tickets $35-$75. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Keiser Park, Windsor. <a href="http://sonomastampede.com" target="_blank">sonomastampede.com</a>

Saturday, Sept. 21

<strong>Rohnert Park Founder's Day:</strong> The annual celebration begins with a 5K FOunders Run at 8 a.m., followed by the parade at 10 a.m., themed "Your Favorite Story Boo". The celebration concludes with a festival filled with classic cars, kid games, food, spirits, arts &amp;amp; crafts, and more. Rohnert Park Community Center. 5401 Snyder Ln., Rohnert Park. <a href="http://ci.rohnert-park.ca.us" target="_blank">ci.rohnert-park.ca.us</a>

Saturday, Sept. 21

<strong>Petaluma Palooza:</strong> The annual get-together for Petalumans, showcasing the town's culture, commerce, creativity, and caring through booths, entertainment, activities, and more. Free. Noon to 5 p.m. Historic Petaluma Train Depot. 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma. <a href="http://petalumapalooza.com" target="_blank">petalumapalooza.com</a>

Saturday, Sept. 21

<strong>Andre Nickatina:</strong> The San Francisco rap artist, formerly known as Dre Dog, returns to one of his favorite venues Saturday: the Phoenix Theater at 201 Washington St. in Petaluma. Krayzie Bone opens at 8 p.m. $30. 762-3565, <a href="http://thephoenixtheater.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheater.com</a>.

Sept. 21-22

<strong>Glendi Ethnic Food Fair:</strong> Take a culinary world tour without leaving town at the 24th annual celebration of cuisine ranging form piroshki to giros to falafel, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, 90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa. $5; under 12 free. 584-9491, <a href="http://saintseraphim.com" target="_blank">saintseraphim.com</a>.

Sunday, Sept. 22

<strong>Wedding Expo:</strong> Wine Country Bride presents their huge semi-annual bridal show, with tons of vendors, contests, and prizes to help make your special day all the more perfect. $12 advance, $15 door. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. <a href="https://winecountrybride.com/wedding-expo" target="-blank">winecountrybride.com/wedding-expo</a>

Sunday, Sept. 22

<strong>Polo in the Wine Country:</strong> The afternoon includes two polo matches, wine and beer tastings, classic cars and food from local artisans, plus a ladies' hat contest and champagne divot stomp. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Wine Country Polo Fields, 550 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa. $50. 925-465-1080.

Monday, Sept. 23

<strong>Michael McGinnis:</strong> The Santa Rosa Junior College art teacher and inventor of the Perplexus puzzles, including the 2013 Toy of the Year, Perplexus Epic, talks about his 34-year creative quest at noon Monday in Newman Auditorium at Emeritus Hall on campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave. Free. 527-4343, <a href="http://santarosa.edu" target="_blank">santarosa.edu</a>.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

<strong>'Beautiful':</strong> Subtitled 'The Carole King Musical,' this new stage show follows the early life and career of the singer-songwriter. Its pre-Broadway run opens Tuesday and continues through Oct. 20.Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St., San Francisco. $50-$210. <a href="http://shnsf.com" target="_blank">shnsf.com</a>, 888-746-1799.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

<strong>Bill McKibben:</strong> The author of 'Oil and Honey,' who led the 2011 protest in front of the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline, speaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Angelico Hall at Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael.415-927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com/" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

Sept. 25-29

<strong>Wine Country Film Festival:</strong> The 27th annual salute to cinema returns to Sonoma Valley with documentaries, dramas, comedies and even the new sci-fi film 'Gravity,' Wednesday through Sept. 29 at Deerfield Ranch Winery, Dunbar School and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church. <a href="http://wcff.us" target="_blank">wcff.us</a>

Thursday, Sept. 26

<strong>Rising Appalachia:</strong> You name it, they play it: banjo, fiddles, beatbox, congas, didgeridoo, tablas, spoons. Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith lead their world, funk and soul band to Sebastopol for a show at 9 p.m. Thursday at theHopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave. $15-$20. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Thursday, Sept. 26

<strong>Gennifer Choldenko:</strong> It's hard to top a book title like 'Al Capone Does My Homework.' It's the third in her series of novels about prison guards and their families living at Alcatraz. She speaks at 4 p.m. Thursday at Copperfields Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

Friday, Sept. 27

<strong>Billy Cobham:</strong> A star since his work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the '70s, the jazz drummer brings his Spectrum 40 group, with Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci, to Napa's Uptown Theatre at 8 p.m. 1350 Third St., Napa. $30. 259-0123, <a href="http://uptowntheatrenapa.com" target="_blank">uptowntheatrenapa.com</a>.

Sept. 27-29

<strong>Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival:</strong> This is one long-running party, with a long name. The 116th annual event runs Sept. 27-29 at Sonoma Plaza in downtown Sonoma with food, wine and continuous free live music. 996-2109, <a href="http://valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com" target="_blank">valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com</a>.

Sept. 27-29

<strong>Sonoma Valley Crush Festival:</strong> Ever wonder what it'd be like to take part in the wine grape harvest and crush? You'll get your chance from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27-29 at 17 participating wineries. Don't worry. Your 'work day' includes wine tasting. $35. <a href="http://heartofsonomavalley.com" target="_blank">heartofsonomavalley.com</a>

Saturday, Sept. 28

<strong>EarleFest:</strong> Robert Earl Keen and Ray Wylie Hubbard star at the annual all-day salute to Americana music at the Earle Baum Center for the Blind, 4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, running from 11:30 to 6 p.m. $30 in advance, $35 day of show, under 10 free. <a href="http://earlefest.com" target="_blank">earlefest.com</a>.

Saturday, Sept. 28

<strong>Herbie Hancock:</strong> A jazz leader since his days with Miles Davis in the '60s, the world-famous jazz pianist performs at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on the Sonoma State University campus, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $25-$85. <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu/" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, 866-955-6040.

Through Oct. 20

<strong>'Artistry in Wood':</strong> For 25 years, the Sonoma County Museum and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association have showcased regional craftsmanship. This year's show runs Tuesdays through Sundays until Oct. 20. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. $5-7; 12 and under free.

<a href="http://sonomacountymuseum.org" target="_blank">sonomacountymuseum.org</a>, 579-1500.