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There's tons of fun to be had this weekend. Kick back to live music at the Huichica Music Festival. Cheer on senior athletes at the Sonoma Wine Country Games. Rise early with the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic. Plus Peggy Sue's Cruise, the Railroad Music Festival and so much more. It's all in our list of things to do.

June 9 & 10
Huichica Music Festival: This Friday and Saturday, enjoy two full days of music, food and wine for Gundlach Bundschu’s 8th Annual Huichica Music Festival. The event features four stages of up-and-coming artists, and local food and estate wines. Tickets are $40-$95. Find out more at huichica.com.

Friday, June 9
Full Moon Hike to Bald Mountain: Explore Sugarloaf Ridge State Park after dark this Friday by the light of the full moon (and a flashlight). This 6.5-mile strenuous hike has plenty of inclines for those who thrive on adventure. The hike starts at 6:15 p.m. at the white barn in time to see the moonrise and sunset at 8:30 p.m. Find out all the details at sugarloafpark.org.

June 9-11
Sonoma Wine Country Games: The fun continues this weekend in this competitive event for athletes aged 50-plus. Attend soccer games at A Place to Play Saturday and Sunday. Cheer on pickleball players at Finley Center Friday through Sunday. Check out lawn bowling at Oakmont on Friday and Saturday. And more! The full schedule can be found at winecountrygames.com.

Saturday, June 10
North Coast Wine & Food Festival: This Saturday, celebrate the best of the North Coast with food and wine provided by local purveyors and wineries. Starting at 12:30 p.m., the event includes 90 Gold Medal Wines, 20 iconic Wine Country chefs, live music and more. Tickets are $50-$135. Find out all the details at northcoastwineandfood.com.

Saturday, June 10
Peggy Sue’s Car Show & Cruise: This all-American car show is one tradition your family will love. This Saturday, attend the car show at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then cheer on classic cars at the Downtown Cruise 4th Street in Santa Rosa, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Find out all the details at cruiseforpeggysue.com.

June 10 & 11
Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic: Attend the 27th Annual Hot Air Balloon Classic this Saturday and Sunday at Keiser Park in Windsor. The event kicks off both days with the Dawn Patrol at 5 a.m., then continues with the main launch, tethered hot air balloon rides, food booths and more until 10:30 a.m. Gates open at 4 a.m. Tickets are $5-$20. Find out more at schabc.org.

Sunday, June 11
Railroad Square Music Festival: Party on this Sunday when Railroad Square presents a free festival of music, food and fun. From noon to 7 p.m., the event features more than 15 performers, including the David Luning Band, John Courage, B and the Hive and more. More info at railroadsquaremusicfestival.com.

Sunday, June 11
Shakespeare in the Vineyard: Step back in time as the Petaluma Shakespeare Company presents soliloquies, scenes, sonnets & songs throughout the afternoon at Azari Vineyard this Sunday. From 2-5 p.m., enjoy performances, a silent auction, food and Azari wines and more. This event serves as a benefit for this year’s free Shakespeare in Petaluma performances. Tickets are $40. Find out more at petalumashakespeare.org/fundraiser.

More upcoming events:

Friday, June 9

Enchanted Forest Gathering: Music, art, movement and conscious living festival, featuring Five Alarm Funk, Tipper, The Floozies, Fort Knox Five and more. June 9-11. $95-$420. enchantedforestmendo.com

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Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: ‘Lady Sings the Blues,’ 7:30 tonight, Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Raven Theater, Healdsburg. $30-$45. Festival through June 11. 707-433-4633, healdsburgjazzfestival.org.

Holly Near: Singer-songwriter known for her engaging music and activism, 7 tonight, Occidental Center for the Arts. $25-$28. 707-874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash: Honky-tonk band, Friday Night Live summer concert series, 6:30 tonight, Cloverdale Plaza. Free. 707-894-4410, cloverdaleartsalliance.org.

Saturday, June 10

Wonder Bread 5: Rock ’n’ roll party music, Rockin’ Concerts summer music series, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com.

Blue Rose Ball: Americana with Jackie Greene and Friends, benefits preschool scholarships in Sonoma County, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $52. 707-765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Birthday Wingding: Anniversary celebration with kids’ activities, performances and release of 500 butterflies, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa. $12. 707-546-4069, cmosc.org.

Sunday, June 11

Wendy DeWitt: Boogie-woogie and blues, summer concert series, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Village Terrace, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com.

Monday, June 12

Fred Hersch: Jazz pianist and eight-time Grammy Award nominee, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Blue Note Napa, $25-$45. 707-603-1258, bluenotenapa.com.

Tuesday, June 13

Freddy Jones Band: Roots rock/pop music, Tuesdays in the Plaza summer concert series, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Plaza Park, Healdsburg. Free. 707-431-3303, ci.healdsburg.ca.us/335/Summer-Concert-Series.

Wednesday, June 14

Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland: Science fiction near-future thriller ‘The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,’ 7 p.m. Wednesday, Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. Free. 707-762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.

Thursday, June 15

‘Lear’: Two-person take on ‘King Lear,’ with puppetry, opens 8 p.m. Thursday, Main Stage West, Sebastopol. $15-$30. Through July 2. 707-823-0177, mainstagewest.com.

Concerts in the Caves: Baritone Charlie Schlangen and soprano Susan Witt-Butler singing Broadway favorites, 6 p.m. Thursday, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kenwood. $50. srsymphonyleague.org.

Spencer Day: Blues-jazz singer and songwriter, Concerts Under the Stars, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com.

Friday, June 16

Volker Strifler: Blues-roots band, Funky Fridays outdoor concert series, 7 p.m. June 16, Hood Mansion, Sonoma Valley. $10, kids free. 707-833-6288, funkyfridays.info.

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: Blues rock band, Friday Night Live summer concert series, 6:30 p.m. June 16, Cloverdale Plaza. Free. 707-894-4410, cloverdaleartsalliance.org.

‘West Side Story’: Broadway musical, Summer Repertory Theatre, opens 8 p.m. June 16, Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa campus. $15-$25. Through June 29. 707-527-4307, summerrep.com.

‘The Tempest’: Illusion and manipulation in the Shakespearean romantic comedy, opens 7:30 p.m. June 16, Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. $12-$22. 707-894-2214, cloverdaleperformingarts.com.

Broadway Under the Stars: ‘Another Openin’ Another Show!’ season opener, 7:30 p.m. June 16, Jack London Park, Glen Ellen. $45-$149. Through July 2. 877-424-1414, transcendencetheatre.org.

Country Summer: Country music festival opener with five shows, headliner Thomas Rhett, 1:30 p.m. June 16, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. $79-$139. Through June 18. 707-867-6143, countrysummer.com.

Lynch Mob: Hard rock band featuring former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, 7:30 p.m. June 16, House of Rock, Santa Rosa. $35-$45. 707-791-3482, rockstaruniversity.com.

Saturday, June 17

From Steampunk to Speakeasy: Petaluma Museum Association gala with the Stompy Jones Band, 6:30-10 p.m. June 17, Hotel Petaluma. $60. 707-778-4398, petalumamuseum.com.

‘Move – Beyond – Live on Tour’: Dance production with Julianne and Derek Hough, 4 and 8 p.m. June 17, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $69-$99. 707-546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Petty Theft: Tom Petty tribute band, Rockin’ Concerts summer music series, noon-3 p.m. June 17, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com.

Corey Feldman: Pop singer’s ‘Angelic 2 Summer Tour,’ 8:30 p.m. June 17, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $20-$77. 707-765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Sunday, June 18

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company: Interactive dance performance, ‘Geometric Reflections,’ 5-7 p.m. June 18, Marijke’s Grove, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa. $75, under 12 free. eventbrite.com.