s
s
Sections
We don't just cover the North Bay. We live here.
Did You Know? In the first 10 days of the North Bay fire, nearly 1.5 million people used their mobile devices to visit our sites.
Already a subscriber?
iPhone
Wow! You read a lot!
Reading enhances confidence, empathy, decision-making, and overall life satisfaction. Keep it up! Subscribe.
Already a subscriber?
iPhone
Oops, you're out of free articles.
Until next month, you can always look over someone's shoulder at the coffee shop.
Already a subscriber?
iPhone
We don't just cover the North Bay. We live here.
Did You Know? In the first 10 days of the North Bay fire, we posted 390 stories about the fire. And they were shared nearly 137,000 times.
Already a subscriber?
iPhone
Supporting the community that supports us.
Obviously you value quality local journalism. Thank you.
Already a subscriber?
iPhone
Oops, you're out of free articles.
We miss you already! (Subscriptions start at just 99 cents.)
Already a subscriber?
iPhone

Find more events at pressdemocrat.com/events.

It's all about the fun this weekend. On Saturday, head south for the annual Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival. Take drive over to Sonoma Raceway for a weekend filled with GoPro Grand Prix racing. Plus, score some deals at this weekend's semi-annual Just Between Friends consignment sale. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

Through Sept. 17
Just Between Friends: This semi-annual consignment sale takes place this weekend at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, with more than 100,000 new and gently-used items for growing families. The event is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and admission is $2 Friday, and free on Saturday and Sunday. Find out all the details at northbay.jbfsale.com.

Sept. 15-17
GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma: Rev your engines, because this weekend is going to be a fast one at Sonoma Raceway. The GoPro Grand Prix ends the Verizon IndyCar Series with a bang, and takes place Friday through Sunday with a full weekend of racing. This year’s race fun includes the Patriots Jet Team Air Show, autograph sessions and more. Tickets are $15-$75. Find out more at sonomaraceway.com.

Friday, Sept. 15
Oktoberfest: Santa Rosa Rec & Parks is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration for the 50+ crowd at Finley Community Center this Friday. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. enjoy a BBQ lunch, beer and dancing. Find out more at the Facebook events page.

Through Sept. 18
Steamcirque by Circus Vargas: This weekend at the Petaluma Fairgrounds, spend a day under the big top with an exciting steampunk-inspired circus odyssey. Tickets are $22-$72. Find out more at circusvargas.com.

Saturday, Sept. 16
LGBTQ Summit: This Saturday, SSU is hosting a free summit event for Sonoma County residents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and their allies, offering interactive breakout sessions, narratives, panels, education and direct action takeaways that individuals can bring to their communities and workplaces. More details are at lgbtqsummit.com.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival: Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of local food and beer tasting by the Petaluma River at this annual benefit event. $40 will get you entrance, a souvenir mug, beer and food tastings, plus live music. Everything happens 1-4 p.m. Find out more at petalumarivercraftbeerfest.org.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Author Robin Sloan in Petaluma: Fresh on the heels of his bestselling novel, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” Robin Sloan is coming to Copperfield’s in Petaluma to present his new novel, “Sourdough.” The event takes place 7-8:30 p.m., and is free to attend. Reservations required. Find out more at copperfieldsbooks.com.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Comic Mike Capozzola in Healdsburg: Catch Mike Capozzola, a San Francisco-based stand-up comedian & actor, at the Raven Film Center this Saturday. Capozzola is also a cartoonist & illustrator whose work has appeared in Mad Magazine, TED Talks, McSweeney's, WIRED, The Humor Times and more. The Healdsburg event starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. Find out more at capozzola.com.

More upcoming events:


Friday, Sept. 15

‘Unpacked’: New exhibit of contemporary works from private collections, opens 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa. $7-$10. Through Nov. 26. 707-579-1500, sonomacountymuseum.org

Tribal Seeds & Pepper: Reggae and rock, plus surf pop band, 6 p.m., SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park. $35. 707-664-6314, somoconcerts.com

Saturday, Sept. 16

Sonoma Plein Air Festival: Art show and sale, live music, arts demonstrations, hands-on arts activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sonoma Plaza. Free. sonomapleainair.com

Agrarian Games & Farmers Market: Food, live music, contests and farm-themed games, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma. $10-$15. farmersguild.org

Old Grove Festival: Americana and bluegrass concert, headliner Dead Winter Carpenters, 4:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Armstrong Woods, Guerneville. $35-$80, kids $10. 707-869-9177, bit.ly/2xSmrND

Art for Life: 13th annual art auction benefitting Face to Face, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sebastopol Center for the Arts. $50. 707-544-1581, artforlifef2f.com

Find more events at pressdemocrat.com/events.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Fiesta de Independencia: Music, exhibits and entertainment, 1-7 p.m. Sunday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-800-7512, lutherburbankcenter.org

Sonoma Valley Uncorked: Food and wine tasting, Sonoma Home Winemakers, live music, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. $40-$50. bit.ly/2vR6ees

Twang Ditty: Classic country, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Village Terrace, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com

Monday, Sept. 18

‘MASH’: 1970 satireset in a surgical hospital during the Korean War, 7 p.m. Monday, Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma. $10. 707-996-9756, sebastianitheatre.com

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Elizabeth Singer Hunt: New York Times bestselling author of the ‘Jack Stalwart’ series, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. Free. 707-762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com

Wednesday, Sept. 20

‘Bittersweet Harvest’: Exhibit exploring The Bracero Program, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville. $5-$10. Through Nov. 12. 707-944-0500, napavalleymuseum.org

Thursday, Sept. 21

Awesome Hotcakes: Third Thursday Festival, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, The Barlow, Sebastopol. Free. 707-824-5600, thebarlow.net

Doug Morton and Del Sol: Jazz classics 6 p.m. Thursday, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kenwood. $50. srsymphonyleague.org

Los Straitjackets and Marshall Crenshaw: Instrumental guitar band and pop-rock musician, Krush Backyard Concerts season finale, 6 p.m. Thursday, KRSH radio, Santa Rosa. Free. krsh.com

Unauthorized Rolling Stones: Tribute band, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com

Sheila E: ‘Rock the Rails,’ wine and dine aboard Napa Valley Wine Train, 5 and 5:45 p.m., concert at Grgich Hills Estate, Rutherford. $189-$349. 800-427-4124, winetrain.com

Friday, Sept. 22

Wine Country Film Festival: International and independent films and events, Sept. 22-24 in Kenwood and Glen Ellen. Film tickets: $10-$25. 707-935-3456, wcff.us

‘Cinderella, Cinderella’: A Theater for Children’s audience-participation play, opens 7 p.m., Steele Lane Community Center, Santa Rosa. $5. Through Oct. 1. santarosatheaterforchildren.com

Joyce Maynard: New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Best of Us,’ 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-578-8938, copperfieldsbooks.com

Saturday, Sept. 23

Earle Fest: Los Lobos, California Honeydrops, six others, 3 to 10 p.m., SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park. $55. 707-664-6314, somoconcerts.com

Vintage Festival: Live music, art, wine tasting, kids’ activities, Sonoma Plaza. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Lighted parade 8 p.m. Free. valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com

Santa Rosa Toy & Comic Con: Vendors, games, panels, exhibits, cosplay, special guests, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. $15-$25. santarosatoycon.com

6th Street Playhouse Gala: Reception, dinner, jazz, auctions, mansion tours and guest Chris Noth, 5 p.m., McDonald Mansion, Santa Rosa. $250-$750. 707-523-4185, ext. 103, 6thstreetplayhouse.com

Los Tigres del Norte: Masters of regional Mexican music, 7:30 p.m., Weill Hall and Lawn, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $25-$80. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu

Call of the Wild Gala: Wine, dinner and storytelling within recreated Heinold’s Saloon, 6 to 10 p.m., Jack London Park, Glen Ellen. $200. 707-938-1003, jacklondonpark.com

Sunday, Sept. 24

Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China: High-flying stunts, 100-plus performers, 3 p.m., Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $25-$75. 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu

Show Comment