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Friday, Sept. 13

<strong>Pete Stringfellow:</strong> Santa Rosa native, Nashville recording artist and Hollywood film, TV and advertising composer and musician. This guy does it all. Hear him live at 8 p.m. Saturday at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $15. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Friday, Sept. 13

<strong>Wanda Sykes:</strong> Seen in the films 'Evan Almighty' and 'Monster-In-Law' and on television in her own Fox TV talk show and HBO specials, the comic brings her standup act tonight to the Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. Keith Robinson opens the show at 8 p.m. $55-$70. 259-0123, <a href="http://uptowntheatrenapa.com" target="_blank">uptowntheatrenapa.com</a>.

Saturday, Sept. 14

<strong>Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival:</strong> Fifteen local breweries, live music, food tastings, and more will jazz up the streets lining the riverfront and downtown Petaluma. $40/general, $15/designated driver. 1-6 p.m. Water St. and Western Ave., Petaluma. <a href="http://www.petalumarivercraftbeerfest.org" target="_blank">www.petalumarivercraftbeerfest.org</a>

Saturday, Sept. 14

<strong>Guitarmageddon:</strong> An eclectic evening of blues, rock, country, and swing music, featuring the Rhythm Rangers, Sonoma County Guitar Slingers, and The Volker Strifler Band. $15. 8 p.m. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. <a href="http://seb.org" target="_blank">seb.org</a>

Saturday, Sept. 14

<strong>Tour de Fuzz Finish Line BBQ:</strong> Riders from all over are taking part in the sold out benefit bike ride, cycling for either 50K, 100K, or 100 miles through Wine Country. After the race, join the cyclists for the Finish Line pork BBQ, with delicious food, local ice cream, Lagunitas beer, and Coppola wines. Tickets for non-riders are $25, kids 12 &amp;amp; under are $15, riders eat free. BBQ is from noon to 5 p.m. 90 Ursuline Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://www.tourdefuzz.org" target="_blank">www.tourdefuzz.org</a>

Saturday, Sept. 14

<strong>SOFA District's VineArt:</strong> The arts district near downtown Santa Rosa presents their 6th annual event, featuring art, wine, and food as visitors peruse open art studios, galleries, restaurants and more. Tickets are $25 for wine tasters, and includes an artists painted wine glass. Non-drinkers are $10. 21-plus. 5-8 p.m. South A Street, Santa Rosa. <a href="http://sofasantarosa.com" target="_blank">sofasantarosa.com</a>

Saturday, Sept. 14

<strong>Old Grove Festival:</strong> The lineup includes Houston Jones, Jason Crosby, Carlos Reyes, Alexander Nelson, Teresa Tudury, David Luning and Jim and Kathy Ocean. Starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong Woods, Guerneville. $25-$60, $10 age 5-12, one child free per adult. <a href="http://oldgrovefestival.org" target="_blank">oldgrovefestival.org</a>, 869-9177.

Sept. 14-15

<strong>Much Ado About Sebastopol:</strong> Take a trip to Elizabethan times at the annual Rennaisance Faire in Ives Park in Sebastopol. Costumed revelers will recreate Shakespeare's era through acting, lively music, delicious food, and ale to fill your tankard. $10-$15 for one day; $15-$25 for two; 11 and under free. 481-8213. <a href="http://muchadoaboutsebastopol.com" target="_blank">muchadoaboutsebastopol.com</a>.

Sunday, Sept. 15

<strong>Mexican Independence Day:</strong> Cinco de Mayo is not really Mexico's equivalent of July 4, but Sept. 16 is. Sonoma Plaza marks, one day early, the start of Mexico's struggle for independence from Spain in 1810 with an all-day celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, with live music, dance and food. <a href="http://nuestravozsonoma.org" target="_blank">nuestravozsonoma.org</a>, 933-9369.

Monday, Sept. 16

<strong>'Tradition of Mayhem':</strong> The new fall exhibit at the Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery displays the work of 11 California artists, dealing with the themes of aggression and hostility, Monday through Oct. 17. The gallery's in the Doyle Library on campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave. 527-4343, <a href="http://www.santarosa.edu" target="_blank">www.santarosa.edu</a>.

Monday, Sept. 16

<strong>'West Side Story':</strong> Experience once again what it's like to be a Jet and meet a girl like Maria, when the Sebastiani Theatre screens the classic 1961 film, based on the hit Broadway musical, at 7 p.m. Monday. Come in costume. $8. 476 First St. E., Sonoma. 996-9756, <a href="http://sebastianitheatre.com" target="_blank">sebastianitheatre.com</a>.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

<strong>Tracy Guzeman:</strong> Copperfield's Books' 'Debut Brews' series features new novelists, speaking in the beer garden at Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. The author of 'The Gravity of Birds,' the story of two sisters, talks at 6 p.m. Tuesday. <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>, 578-8938.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

<strong>Lang Lang:</strong> The China-born star pianist performs an evening of music by Fr??ic Chopin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, on the Sonoma State University campus at 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. $55-$125. <a href="http://sonoma.edu" target="_blank">sonoma.edu</a>, (866) 955-6040.

Thursday, Sept. 19

<strong>Nicolas Bearde:</strong> The jazz singer, a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra ensemble, will perform from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery Village, Highway 12 at Farmer's Lane, Santa Rosa. The shopping center's free Thursday night concert series closes Oct. 10. <a href="http://mvshops.com" target="_blank">mvshops.com</a>, 545-3844.

Thursday, Sept. 19

<strong>'Moroccan Feast':</strong> The rich, spicy, exotic cuisine of Morocco is a mix of, Spanish, French, Middle Eastern and African cooking styles. Instructor Jude Affronti shows how it's done, from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Sur la Table, 2323 Magowan Drive, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. $69. 800-243-0852, <a href="http://surlatable.com" target="_blank">surlatable.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 Sept. 20 at 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>.

Friday, Sept. 20

<strong>'Measuring Space':</strong> The Santa Rosa Junior College Planetarium opens its first fall show, all about how astronomers calculate distances between planets and beyond. It starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 in Lark Hall on campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Closes Oct. 20. $5-$8. 527-4465, <a href="http://santarosa.edu" target="_blank">santarosa.edu</a>.

Saturday, Sept. 21

<strong>Sonoma County Book Festival:</strong> The county's annual salute to the literary arts moves this year from Santa Rosa's Old Courthouse Square to the Santa Rosa Junior College campus, with speakers, panels, poetry, exhibits, workshops and activities for children at the Bertolini Student

Center and Quad. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. <a href="http://socobookfest.org" target="_blank">socobookfest.org</a>.

Sept 21-22

<strong>Russian River Jazz &amp;amp; Blues Festival:</strong> The fest opens at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville opens Sept. 21 with Jeffrey Osborne, Gregory Porter and Ledisi, and closes Sept. 22 with Boz Scaggs, the Robert Cray Band, Los Lobos and the California Honeydrops. Opens at 10 a.m. both days. $60-$90 at the gate. <a href="http://russianriverfestivals.com" target="_blank">russianriverfestivals.com</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. Sept. 22. Wine Country Polo Fields, 550 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa. $50.

925-465-1080.

Through Sept. 29

<strong>Richard Diebenkorn:</strong> In its current exhibit, 'The 'Berkeley Years: 1953-1966,' open daily except Monday through Sept. 29, the de Young Museum salutes a leader of the San Francisco Abstract Expressionism art movement, who lived in Healdsburg from 1988 until his death in 1993. Golden Gate Park. $10-$22. (415) 750-3600, <a href="http://famsf.org" target="_blank">famsf.org</a>.

Through Dec. 1

<strong>'Kitchen Memories':</strong> The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art displays vintage kitchen utensils, recipes, restaurant menus and more, from the

collection of Sonoma food and travel writer Kathleen Thompson Hill,11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays until Dec. 1.551 Broadway, Sonoma. $5; 12 and under free. 939-7862, <a href="http://svma.org" target="_blank">svma.org</a>.