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Friday, Sept. 27

<strong>Elvin Bishop:</strong> Known as a founding member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the '60s, and for his 1976 hit 'Fooled Around and Fell In Love,' the blues guitarist performs at 8 at the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. $30-$35. 226-7372, <a href="http://napavalleyoperahouse.org" target="_blank">napavalleyoperahouse.org</a>.

Friday, Sept. 27

<strong>New Monsoon:</strong> The San Francisco rock quintet, a national touring act for the past two decades, comes to play at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. The Tom Finch Group opens at 8:30 p.m. $15-$18. 765-2121, <a href="http://mystictheatre.com" target="_blank">mystictheatre.com</a>.

Sept. 27-29

<strong>Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival:</strong> The town of Sonoma celebrates the Valley's bounty, community, and culture through food, dancing, family fun, and even a 12K/5K run. Events will be going on all weekend long around the Sonoma Plaza. <a href="http://valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com" target="_blank">valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com</a>

Saturday, Sept. 28

<strong>Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival:</strong> The 17th annual event features more than 175 heritage varieties, specially chosen wines, as well as 50 chefs and several dozen top food vendors. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton. $95-$150. 866-287-9818, <a href="http://kj.com" target="_blank">kj.com</a>.

Saturday, Sept. 28

<strong>Halloween &amp;amp; Vine:</strong> Spooky, surreal, and macabre art will be shown in true Halloween fashion as artists from all over the nation come to haunt Petaluma with their creativity. $5. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hermann Sons Hall. 860 Western Ave., Petaluma <a href="http://halloweenandvine.com" target="_blank">halloweenandvine.com</a>

Saturday, Sept. 28

<strong>Labyrinth, LIVE:</strong> I mean, who didn't lust after David Bowie as the Goblin King in the muppetted movie, Labyrinth? The slightly cheesy journey Sarah takes to find her baby brother can be seen simultaneously onscreen and performed by a live shadow cast. $10. All ages. 10 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. The Phoenix Theatre. 201 Washington St., Petaluma. <a href="http://thephoenixtheatre.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheatre.com</a>

Saturday, Sept. 28

<strong>Healdsburg Arts Festival:</strong> Get ready for a full day of fun. Head to Healdsburg Plaza, in the heart of the downtown district, for artwork by some 65 artists, live music, food, wine and kids' activities, from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday. <a href="http://healdsburgcenterforthearts.com" target="_blank">healdsburgcenterforthearts.com</a>, 431-1970.

Sept 28-29

<strong>Water Bark Dog Swim:</strong> This is the last weekend of unleashed water fun at Spring Lake for well-behaved doggies. Saturday is a day of fun in the water. And on Sunday, hang out for DogFest, a Walk 'n Roll fundraiser for Canine Companions. See website for details. $3-$5 per dog. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Spring Lake Lagoon. <a href="http://bit.ly/WaterBark" target="_blank">bit.ly/WaterBark</a>

Sunday, Sept. 29

<strong>Petaluma Antique Faire:</strong> In its 27th year, this downtown street faire never gets old. Showcasing antiques from local shops and vendors, you're bound to find a vintage treasure to add to your collections. Come early for the $8 breakfast in the Masons building. Antique Faire is free to attend. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 4th &amp;amp; Kentucky Streets, between B and Washington Streets.

<a href="http://petalumadowntown.com/antique-faire-petaluma.html" target="_blank">petalumadowntown.com/antique-faire-petaluma.html</a>

Sunday, Sept. 29

<strong>Wine Country Film Festival:</strong> The 27th annual salute to films closes with 'Satellite Boy' about a boy's quest in Australia's Outback, screening Sunday at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood. Preceded at 8:30 p.m. by the short film, 'Kickstart Theft.' Information, tickets: <a href="http://wcff.us" target="_blank">wcff.us</a>.

Monday, Sept. 30

<strong>'Fermentation Weeknight Workshop: Kombucha':</strong> Learn all about Kombucha, a sweetened tea made through a fermentation process, with instructor Jennifer Harris from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Relish Culinary Center, 14 Matheson St., Healdsburg. $59. 431-9999, <a href="http://relishculinary.com" target="_blank">relishculinary.com</a>.

Monday, Sept. 30

<strong>'Museum Monday for Little Ones':</strong> Kids ages 1-5, and their grownups, can share stories, games, crafts and a movie, from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Charles Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. $5 per child, two adults free per child until 11 a.m. 579-4452,

<a href="http://schulzmuseum.org/" target="_blank">schulzmuseum.org</a>.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

<strong>Nicholson Baker:</strong> The bestselling author of nine novels, including 'The Anthologist,' 'Vox' and 'The Fermata,' and five works of nonfiction, talks about his newest novel, 'Traveling Sprinkler,' at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

<strong>'Cooking with Ancient Grains':</strong> Learn to make the most of such Old World staples as quinoa, bulgur wheat, farro and millet, with instructor Brian Starkey, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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>.

Thursday, Oct. 3

<strong>Raw Oyster Cult:</strong> No, it's not a Blue Oyster Cult tribute band. It's a New Orleans quintet with a sound all its own. The band plays at 8 p.m. Thursday at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $25. Aged 21 and older. 829-7300, <a href="hopmonk.com/sebastopol" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Thursday, Oct. 3

<strong>Kevin Welch:</strong> The singer and songwriter is in the neighborhood to play Oct. 4 at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, and will fit in a solo show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 874-9392,

<a href="http://northbaylive.com" target="_blank">northbaylive.com</a>.

Oct. 4-6

<strong>Harvest Festival:</strong> The 38th annual event puts more emphasis on food, wine, beer and cider tasting, with the tasting pavilion open all three days, Oct. 4-6, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Gate admission, free; tasting pavilion, $50 per day. <a href="http://harvestfair.org" target="_blank">harvestfair.org</a>, 545-4200.

Oct. 4-6

<strong>Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival:</strong> You want names? How about Bonnnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Chris Issak, Robert Earl Keen, Elvin Bishop, Boz Scaggs, MC Hammer and dozens more? It runs Oct. 4-6 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and it's free. <a href="http://hardlystrictlybluegrass.com" target="_blank">hardlystrictlybluegrass.com</a>.

Saturday, Oct. 5

<strong>GranFondo Festival:</strong> Levi Leipheimer's massive bike ride, expected to draw 7,500, starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 at Finley Center, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa and ends there. Starting at 10 a.m., the center will host a free festival with live music, food and beer. <a href="http://levisgranfondo.com" target="_blank">levisgranfondo.com</a>.

Oct. 5-7

<strong>Santa Rosa Symphony Season:</strong> The orchestra, led by Bruno Ferrandis, opens its season with guest violinist Tedi Papavrami, at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 7 and 3 p.m. Oct. 6 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. <a href="http://gmc.sonoma.edu/" target="_blank">gmc.sonoma.edu</a>, 546-8742.

Sunday, Oct. 6

<strong>Cafe Lucia Fado Night:</strong> Cafe Lucia, downtown Healdsburg's hotspot for new Portuguese cuisine, presents a night of Portugal's unique song style, its own equivalent of soul and blues, at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg. $10-$35. 433-6335, <a href="http://raventheater.org" target="_blank">raventheater.org</a>.

Sunday, Oct. 6

<strong>Calabash Festival of Gourds, Art and Garden:</strong> More than 100 Sonoma County and Bay Area artists put their gourd artwork up for auction from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 in downtown Forestville. You also can tour the gardens at the Food For Thought AIDS food bank. 887-1647, <a href="http://fftfoodbank.org" target="_blank">fftfoodbank.org</a>.

Tuesdays during harvest

<strong>Tuesday Tasting:</strong> Whether you work in the wine industry, or just like wine, this event is for you. Enjoy a special wine tasting in celebration of harvest season at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Bergamot Alley, 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. <a href="http://bergamotalley.com" target="_blank">bergamotalley.com</a>, 433-8720.

Through Jan 12

<strong>'Photography in Mexico':</strong> SFMOMA is closed for remodeling, but you can see works from its extensive collection of Mexican photography at Sonoma County Museum daily except Mondays through Jan. 12. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. $5-$7, 12 and under free. 579-1500,

<a href="http://sonomacountymuseum.org" target="_blank">sonomacountymuseum.org</a>.