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Get ready for some fun coming your way! This week we celebrate the 121st annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade with a storybook theme that is sure to bring out the bookworm in everyone. Also coming up is the 10th annual Salute to American Graffiti in Petaluma, a belly dance festival, the Color Me Rad 5K run, and Wavy Gravy’s 79th Birthday Bash. Find all this and many more events in our 10 Days of Fun!

May 14 - 16
Salute to American Graffiti: Back in 1972, George Lucas put Petaluma on the map by filming some of the most memorable scenes of movie American Graffiti in the Northern California town. The movie depicted what it was like to be a teen in the 50s and 60s, bringing Petaluma back in time with classic cars and hot rods, and starring actors and actresses that are now known as Hollywood icons. This year, Petaluma celebrates their 10th annual Salute to American Graffiti with a sock hop, a classic car cruise-in and car show, celebrity appearances, live music and more. Find out all the details and schedule of events at www.americangraffiti.net.

May 15-17
Tribal Fest 15: The annual belly dance festival is celebrating its theme, “A Tribal Family Reunion,” with 226 acts from 19 countries, all held at the Sebastopol Community and Cultural Center. Show times are noon-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 15; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 17. Admission is $20 each day for the performances, and free to visit the daily market, a shopping experience with nearly 70 vendors. Following the event, be sure to visit HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol for an after party (admission $25). More details are at blacksheepbellydance.com and hopmonk.com/sebastopol.

May 15-17
Taste of Alexander Valley: The 3-day wine and food event features the best of the Alexander Valley, showcasing the regions food and wine, and offering special access to more than 25 wineries. Ticket prices range from $60-$150. DD are $30-$60. All the details are at alexandervalley.org/taste-alexander-valley.

May 15-17
Russian River Women’s Weekend: It’s going to be a fantastic time in Guerneville for this weekend’s NorCal LGBTQI event. The femme-friendly retreat features fun at the pool, live music, drag king performances, comedy, dancing, burlesque and more. Advance tickets are $50, but will be more at the door. Find out all the details at womensweekendrussianriver.com.

Saturday, May 16
Rose Parade & Festival: Folks will be lining the streets of downtown Santa Rosa this Saturday for the annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival, a revered tradition that is now in its 121st year. The theme is ‘Out of a Storybook,’ promising a day of literary magic played out through each float or entry marching through the town. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration at Old Courthouse Square until 4 p.m. New and used books are also being collected now through the day of the parade, and will be used to increase literacy in the community. All of the details can be found at roseparadefestival.com.

Saturday, May 16
Color Me Rad: Who says running has to be a drag? Brighten up your 5K at this Saturday’s Color Me Rad, a fun run that is anything but boring. Starting at 9 a.m., runners will take their marks in racing heats, clean as the day is new. But by the end? Participants will cross the finish line in flashes of color, having been color bombed at various stations on the course. Registration for this year’s fun run is $15-$55 and begins and ends at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Find out more at bit.ly/colormesantarosa.

May 16-17
Climb Aboard Aircraft: Every third weekend, the Pacific Coast Air Museum opens their vintage aircraft to the public, inviting guests to climb aboard and learn about the history of these historic planes. This month, the museum is featuring four aircraft known for their speed: The T-38 Talon, the F-106 Delta Dart, the F-4C Phantom II, and the F-4 “Blue Angels” cockpit simulator. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and admission is $5-$10, and free for kids under 6. Find out all the details at pacificcoastairmuseum.org.

Saturday, May 16
Classic Boat Show: In conjunction with the Salute to American Grafitti, the Classic Yacht Association will be showcasing their vintage vessels this Saturday in the Petaluma Turning Basin in downtown Petaluma. From noon to 2:30 p.m., get an up close view of these restored classics and chat with their proud owners. More information is at www.classicyacht.org.

Saturday, May 16
Alaska Native Day: Fort Ross welcomes the Alaska Native community for a day of cultural activities and education. The annual event includes traditional dancing, a blessing of the boats, historical presentations, arts & crafts, and more. A BBQ lunch will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 at the Fort Ross Visitors Center. Find out more at fortross.org.

May 16-17
Farm to Home Wool Festival: This free Valley Ford event for wool lovers features all sorts of wooly fun, including wool grading and trading, spinning and weaving, demonstrations, and more. Local food and drink will be available for purchase. The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Find our more at valleyfordwoolmill.com.

Sunday, May 17
Sunday Concerts at the Terrace: Montgomery Village’s summer concert series starts up again this Sunday with trumpet player and vocalist Jess Petty, performing live at the Village Terrace near Cattlemans with the Michael Brandeburg Jazz Trio. The group will jazz it up in the center of the outdoor Santa Rosa shopping center, performing well-known tracks by old school crooners like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. The free concert takes place 1-4 p.m. More information is available at mvshops.com.

Sunday, May 17
Wavy Gravy’s 79th Birthday Bash: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is headlining a benefit concert for the Seva Foundation at the Sonoma Mountain Event Center in Rohnert Park. Also performing are Steve Kimock & Friends, The California Honeydrops, Hot Buttered Rum, and, of course, the infamous Wavy Gravy as host. The celebration will also include an art gallery, a silent auction benefitting Nepal earthquake victims, local food and beer, and much more. Doors open at 2 p.m. and tickets are $20-$60. Find out more at bit.ly/SevaWavyGravy.

Sunday, May 17
North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting: The lucky few of you who snagged tickets to this year’s sold-out event will get to taste this year’s Gold Medal wine winners as well as gourmet bites from some of our region’s top chefs. The annual celebration of the North Coast’s best wines will also feature a meet-and-greet with the winemakers of the winning wines, as well as the interactive Storytellers & Innovators, a portion of the event when guests can learn what’s new in winemaking from past and present innovators in the winemaking world. Find out all the details to this year’s event at northcoastwineevent.com.

May 17-21
Climate Ride North Coast Ride: The statewide cycling adventure continues with a ride from Fortuna and ending in San Francisco, passing through Sonoma County on the way. Check out all the details of the 5-day portion of the ride at climateride.org/events/california-coast.

Sunday, May 17
Free Bike Helmets: The West End Farmer’s Market in historic Santa Rosa is celebrating National Bike Month with various perks each Sunday. This Sunday they are giving away free bike helmets at the farmer’s market. Find out all the details at wefm.co.

Other upcoming events

Friday, May 15

Chris Hamlin: Americana singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. Sebastiani Winery, Free. 933-3230, sebastiani.com.

‘Mary Poppins’: Local production of Broadway musical version. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through May 31. $16-$26. Spreckels Center, Rohnert Park. Tea party with cast after matinees. $40 extra per family. 588-3400, rpcity.org.

Kortum Legacy Speaker Series: Conservation Action presents National Book Award nominated author Devra Davis discussing human impact of pollution, starting at 11:30 a.m. $25-$100. www.conservationaction.org/kortumlegacy.

New Skye Band: Americana, rock & jazz. 7-10 p.m. French Garden Restaurant, Sebastopol. No cover. 824-2030, frenchgardenrestaurant.com

Saturday, May 16

Symphonic Chorus: Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday,, 3 p.m. Sunday. Glaser Center, Santa Rosa. $15. santarosasymphonicchorus.com.

Pine Hill Project: Folk music by Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell. 8 p.m. Saturday. $26-#32. City Winery, Napa. 260-1600, citywinery.com.

Sunday, May 17

Sergio and Adair Assad: Brazilian-born brothers and guitar duo. 3 p.m. Sunday. Weill Hall, Green Music Center. $35 & up. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Monday, May 18

Collie Buddz: Reggae fusion music. plus Expanders, DJ Jacques. 9 p.m. Monday. Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $29-$33. 765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Tuesday, May 19

Real Estate: Indie rock band. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma. $40. 938-5277, gunbun.com.

Wednesday, May 20

Boz Scaggs: The singer-songwriter who gave us ‘Lowdown’ and ‘Lido Shuffle.’ 8 p.m. Wednesday. Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa. $49-$69. 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org.

Thursday, May 21

‘Twilight Parade’: Enjoy the hometown charm of 66th annual Future Farmers of America event in downtown Healdsburg. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. healdsburgfair.org.

San Francisco Symphony: Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. 8 p.m. Thursday. Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $20-115. gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040.

Friday, May 22

Ryan Adams: Rock, folk rock, alternative country singer-songwriter. 8 p.m. May 22. Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa. $49-$59. 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org.

Greg Proops: ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ comic & writer of ‘The Smartest Book in the World.’ 7 p.m. May 22. Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

Jello Biafra: Spoken word artist, former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Plus The Guantanamo School Of Medicine & 2 other bands. 8 p.m. May 22. Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. $16-$18. 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.

‘Funky Fridays’: Weekly outdoor concert series opens with soul music by The Bruthas at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Kenwood. 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 22. $10. 833-6288, www.funkyfridays.info.

Saturday, May 23

Caravanserai: Free outdoor ‘Rockin’ Concerts’ series opens with Santana tribute band. Noon-3 p.m. May 23. Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. mvshops.com.

Rhythm Rangers: Sonoma County country swing. 8 p.m. May 23. Occidental Center for the Arts. $15. 874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.com

Layla Musselwhite: Blues & folk by daughter of harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite. 8 p.m. May 23. HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $5. 829-7300, hopmonk.com.

Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition: Inaugural event, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 23. Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. Admission: $25, including souvenir glass and 20 tasting tickets. 780-2939, www.petalumadowntown.com/SCHBC.html.

Sunday, May 24

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’: Musical closes with 2 p.m. matinee May 24. Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. $10-$15. 763-8920, cinnabartheater.org.

‘Oysterpalooza’: Oysters fried, barbecued and in Po’ Boy sandwiches, plus beer, wine, live music & more. 12:30-10 p.m. May 24. Rocker Oysterfeller’s Kitchen & Saloon, Valley Ford. $20. rockeroysterfellers.com.

‘The Birds’ Schoolhouse Tours: Visit the schoolhouse in the town Bodega, seen in Hitchcock’s classic film. Tours at 10 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. May 24. $25. seb.org, 823-1511.