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Ten days of fun

  • Casey Meroshnekoff participates in the Bareback Riding event during the 2011 rodeo at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. (Crista Jeremiason / Press Democrat)

Friday, July 25
Midnight Sun Massive: The dancehall reggae band will perform live at the new Aubergine nightclub. The 21-plus show starts at 8 p.m. with an admission fee of $10. Check out all the details at facebook.com/Aubergineafterdark

Friday, July 25
Joseph Boyden: The author of ‘The Orenda,” about a 17th-century Jesuit missionary, speaks at 7 Friday at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

Friday, July 25
Un Deux Trois: The trio plays from 7 to 10 Friday night . No cover charge. French Garden Restaurant, 8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol. 824-2030, frenchgardenrestaurant.com.

July 25 & 26
‘Wretch Like Me’: David Templeton performs his solo play about his youth as a religious zealot at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday the Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $15-$20. 763-8920, cinnabartheater.org.

Friday, July 25
Ladies of Rockabilly: Rosie Flores and Kim Lenz perform at 8:45 Friday night at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $20. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

Saturday, July 26
Sonoma County Fair Rodeo: See saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bareback riding, calf roping, barrel racing and bull riding and more, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday $10-$15, plus fair admission. 545-4200.

Saturday, July 26
‘Dancing Under the Stars’: Wine, food and Latin dancing 7-10 p.m. Saturday outdoors at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville. $20-$25. 857-1471, francisfordcoppolawinery.com.

Saturday, July 26
Noam Lemish: The jazz pianist and his former teacher, Allaudin Mathieu, premiere two pieces at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Occidental Center for the Arts. $15-$20. 874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Saturday, July 26
Hot Rods and BBQ: Come to Penngrove Community Park for a car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $15, including lunch; $5 under 12. 981-7765, penngrovesocialfireman.org.

Saturday, July 26
Fort Ross Festival: The annual event highlights a wide array of history and culture, highlighting the Kashaya, Russian, Alaskan, and California ranch-era people who have resided on the grounds of Fort Ross. The afternoon will hold historical costumed portrayals of the days of yore, music and dance, family-friendly activities, an international food court and beer garden, and much more. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Fort Ross State Historic Park and costs $20 per car. For more details, visit www.fortross.org.

Saturday, Jul 26
Star Party: This monthly event at the Robert Ferguson Observatory allows an up close view of the night sky, starting at dusk. The observatory's three main telescopes will be open for the public, with additional telescopes set up in front of the building for further viewing. Cost is $3 for those 18 and older, and free for those younger. There is also an $8 parking fee. For more information, visit www.rfo.org.

Sunday, July 27
David Luning Band: Since his appearance on American Idol, few Sonoma County locals haven't heard of David Luning. But in case you're not familiar, he's a dang good singer-songwriter who blends together Americana, Folk, and Blues for a concert you can't help but get up and dance to. His band is playing a free concert this Sunday at Taft Street Winery from 3-6 p.m. Check out all the details at www.taftstreetwinery.com.

Sunday, July 27
Piano Sonoma: Hear works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Franck; at 3 p.m. Sunday in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. $5. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Monday, July 28
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’: Bergamot Alley’s ‘Monday Night Movie’ series presents the 1999 beauty pageant comedy at 9 p.m. Free. 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 433-8720, bergamotalley.com.

Tuesday, July 29
Sonoma City Party: Tommy Thomsen and his all-star band play 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sonoma Plaza, with kids’ games at 5: 30 p.m. 938-4626, ext. 1; sonomacommunitycenter.org.

Tuesday, July 29
Front Cowboy: The free outdoor ‘Tuesdays at the Plaza’ series in downtown Healdsburg presents live bluegrass music from 6 to 8 p.m. 431-3327, ci.healdsburg.ca.

Wednesday, July 30
Honey B & the Pollinators: The Paradise Ridge Winery presents live music, food and wine outdoors from 5:30 p.m. until dusk Wednesday. $8-$10. 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa. 528-9463, prwinery.com.

Thursday, July 31
Maximillian Potter: The author of ‘Shadows in the Vineyard’ speaks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Copperfield’s Books at Healdsburg Plaza. 433-9270, copperfieldsbooks.com

Thursday, July 31
Foreverland: Windsor’s ‘Summer Nights on the Green’ series presents a Michael Jackson tribute 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Free. 838-1260. townofwindsor.com.

Thursday, July 31
David Grisman: The master mandolinist plays 8 p.m. Thursday at City Winery, 1030 Main St., Napa. $35-$45. 260-1600, citywinery.com/napa.

Friday, August 1
Shotgun Wedding Quintet: Hip-hop freestyle music at 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, with 808 Band W/ Radioactive opening. $13. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

Friday, August 1
Music in the Vineyards: Classical series opens with the Escher String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Frog’s Leap Winery in Rutherford. Various acts at Napa Valley venues through Aug. 24. musicinthevineyards.org.

August 1-3
West of West Wine Festival: Salute to West Sonoma Coast vintners opens with a winemakers dinner at five different locations Aug. 1. Continues Aug. 2-3 at Barlow center in Sebastopol. westsonomacoast.com.

Friday, August 1
‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’: The 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa opens its youth production of the musical, at 8 p.m. Aug 1. $15. 523-4185, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

Friday, August 1
‘La Cage aux Folles’: Summer Repertory Theatre stages the classic musical at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 in Burbank Auditorium at Santa Rosa Junior College. $15-$25. 527-4307, summerrep.com.

Friday, August 1
Art in the Gardens: Mendocino Coast Botannical Gardens offer food, music and art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1. Admission: $20-$25, under 16 free; wine tasting, $20. gardenbythesea.org.

Saturday, August 2
Petaluma Music Festival: 14 bands, noon-9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma. $20-$95; under 12 free. petalumamusicfestival.org.

Sunday, August 3
Denise Perrier: San Francisco jazz star sings Dinah Washington’s hits at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. $26-$30. 763-8920, cinnabartheater.org.

Sunday, August 3
Goodnight, Texas: Folk-rock band at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Longmeadow Ranch Winery, 738 Main St., St. Helena. $25-$35. longmeadowranch.com.

Sunday, August 3
Solid Air: The free ‘Live at Juilliard’ outdoor concert series presents the longtime Sonoma County Americana band 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. srcity.org.


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