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Ten days of fun


Friday, Aug. 15
Movies at Howarth Park: Every Friday starting with this one, Howarth Park is pulling out the big screen and showing free movies on their huge park lawn. Those with blankets will get to sit up front, while those with chairs will be seated in the back or on the sides. This Friday's feature is The Lego Movie, and will begin at dusk, around 7:30 p.m. Come early, and you can enjoy a craft activity for kids, live performances, and grab snacks for the movie. For more information, visit srcity.org.

Friday, Aug. 15
Peter Welker Sextet: The popular jazz musician and his band will be performing at Graffiti Restaurant in Petaluma with special guests, two time Grammy winner Bill Champlin and actress/singer Gloria Loring. Formerly the lead singer of Chicago, you may be familiar with some of the songs Champlin has penned, including "Turn Your Love Around" and "In The Heat Of The Night." And having helped compose the theme songs to "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes," Loring has many claims to musical fame – but many still know her as Robin Thicke's mom. All of these talented folks will be performing live from 6-8 p.m. Get all the details at peterwelker.com or at graffitipetaluma.com.

Aug. 15 & 16
The Music of the Night: Grab a picnic dinner and a warm blanket to enjoy this truly spectacular show under the stars at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. The Transcendence Theater will present an evening of singing, music, and dancing, traversing everything from Broadway classics to popular hits. Tickets start at $42. The pre-show picnic begins at 5 p.m., and the concert in the winery ruins starts at 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit transcendencetheatre.org.

Other upcoming events:

Friday, Aug. 15
Manzanita Falls: Live indie rock at 9 p.m. at the HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol. Also, Matthew Szlachetka. $10. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

Friday, Aug. 15
Counting Crows: Out touring for its seventh album, the band plays at 7 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. $39.50-$85. apeconcerts.com.

Friday, Aug. 15
The Bruthas: The ‘Funky Fridays’ series presents R&B music at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. 833-6288, brownpaperticket.com.

Saturday, Aug. 16
Against Me: Creepoid, Venus de Mars also play 8 p.m. Saturday $18. Phoenix Theater in Petaluma. 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.

Aug. 16-17
Cotati Accordion Festival: Live music, food, wine. Saturday and Sunday, La Plaza Park, Cotati. $15-$17; $25 both days. 664-0444, cotatifest.com.

Saturday, Aug. 16
Jerry Jeff Walker: “Mr. Bojangles’ star plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Theater, Yountville. $45-$75. 944-9900, lincolntheater.com.

Saturday, Aug. 16
Chris Botti: Jazz trumpeter plays the Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Series near Healdsburg, 5-8 p.m. Saturday. 431-1533, rodneystrong.com.

Sunday, Aug. 17
Sony Holland: San Francisco jazz chanteuse performs noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Chateau St. Jean Winery in Sonoma. 877-478-5326, chateaustjean.com.

Sunday, Aug. 17
‘Grand Ole Opry’: Country singer Seven Kent, noon-3 p.m. Sunday Palooza Gastropub & Wine Bar in Kenwood. 833-4000, paloozafresh.com.

Aug. 14-18
Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey: Circus comes to Oakland’s Oracle Arena, Aug. 14-18. $20-$105. coliseum.com, 510-569-2121.

Tuesday, Aug. 19
McKenna Faith: ‘Tuesdays at the Plaza’ in downtown at Healdsburg presents Ukiah’s rising country singer 6-8 p.m. ci.healdsburg.ca.us.

Tuesday, Aug. 19
‘Witness Uganda’: Concert version of award-winning show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Atwood Ranch, Glen Ellen. $35-$60. transcendencetheatre.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
‘Wine and Sunsets’: The Brulee jazz duo plays at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. Food by Charlie Bruno’s Chuckwagon & Crumb Hither. prwinery.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
Wednesday Night Market: Santa Rosa’s downtown street fair ends the season with Gator Nation, Moonlighters, Redwood County Cloggers. 5-8:30 p.m. wednesdaynightmarket.org.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Sharon Jones: Backed by the Dap-Kings, she sings 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park. $38.50-$58.50. somoconcerts.com.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Chicago Tribute Authority: Live music outdoors, 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday on the Village Court at Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village. Free. mvshops.com.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles: Angerhead and Iron Assault open. 7 p.m. Thursday at Petaluma’s Phoenix Theatre. $20. 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.

Friday, Aug. 22
Sonny Landreth: Bluesman plays, with Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs opening, at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the City Winery in Napa. $22-$35. citywinery.com.

Friday, Aug. 22
Eric Lindell: “Friday Night Live” presents the singer-songwriter at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Cloverdale’s downtown plaza. Free. cloverdaleartsalliance.org.

Aug. 22-Sept 14
‘Funny Girl’: The classic musical runs Aug. 22-Sept. 14 at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. $15-$30. 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

Friday, Aug. 22
Jugtown Pirates: Psychedelic, rock and bluegrass at 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at the HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol. Free. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

Aug. 23-24
Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival: 20th annual fest runs Aug. 23-24 at Watts Ranch in the village of Bodega. $12 in advance; 12 & under free. bodegaseafoodfestival.com.

Saturday, Aug. 23
Summer of Love: Hits from ‘60s-‘80s. Also, Big Bad Boogie Rock, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 23 at Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village. Free. mvshops.com.

Saturday, Aug. 23
‘Taste of Petaluma’: Downtown’s ninth annual culinary journey runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23. $40. Menus: tasteofpetaluma.org.

Aug. 23-24
‘Studio Discovery Tour’: Visit artists’ dens along Highway 1, from Point Arena to Sea Ranch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 23-24 and Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. 884-5067, studiodiscoverytour.com.

Sunday, Aug. 24
‘Music in the Vineyards’: Concert series closes at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 with music by Vivaldi and more at Clos Pegase Winery in Calistoga. $55. 258-5559, musicinthevineyards.org.

Aug. 22-24
Dave Matthews: Three sold out shows, Aug. 22-24, at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, but there’s always hope if you search the Internet ticket sites. Concert details: apeconcerts.com.

Aug. 22-24
Will Durst: The comic stages his solo show, ‘BoomerAging: From LSD to OMG,’ at 8 p.m. Aug. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Raven Theater in Windsor. $20. raventheater.org.

Sunday, Aug. 24
Brothers Comatose: Americana, folk and bluegrass music at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in St. Helena. $25-$35, 963-4555, longmeadowranch.com.