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Bring your weekend fun to a whole new level. This Saturday, cool off at the Healdsburg Water Carnival. All weekend long, get your funny on at the Sonoma County Comedy Fest. Also, step back in time for this weekend's Civil War Days. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

July 13-15
Sonoma County Comedy Fest: Check out the best of stand up comedy at the 2nd annual Comedy fest at The Laugh Cellar in Santa Rosa. Each day features four comics, live music, food, after parties and more. Doors open at 5 p.m.Tickets are $25/day, or $60 for all three days. 21-plus. Find out more at SonomaCountyComedyFest.com.

July 14-16
Sebastopol Sidewalk Sale: Find bargains, listen to live music, get henna tattoos or face paintings and more. The free event takes place 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. More information at sebastopoldowntown.com.

Friday, July 14
Comedy at D’Argenzio: The joke's on you if you miss comedy night at D’Argenzio Winery this Friday night. This week’s lineup is Jon Lehre, Emily Browning, Alexandria Love and Brenda Lamberty, with Brian Thomas as host. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12, or free for Wine Club members. 21-plus. Reserve your tickets at eventbrite.com/e/comedy-show-july-14th-tickets-35825930322.

Friday, July 14
Funky Friday: This Friday, check out the Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B sounds of Gator Nation at the historic Hood Mansion in the Sonoma Valley. The show is 7-9 p.m., and admission is $10. Food, beer and wine is for sale at the event. Find out all the details at funkyfridays.info.

Saturday, July 15
Wheels & Wings Car Show: This Saturday, peruse restored classic cars from every era, along with classic performance planes. This unique car show is the perfect chance to check out vintage cars and planes, or show off your own, all as a benefit to the Pacific Air Coast Museum. Admission is $15. 9-5 p.m. Find out more at pacificcoastairmuseum.org/events/wheels-wings-car-show.

July 15-16
Civil War Days: Take a trip back to 1863 in Freezeout Canyon for the annual Civil War Days in Duncans Mills. The two-day event includes twice-daily battles, a glimpse of camp life, interactive re-enactments and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6-$12, and free for kids 6 and under. Parking is $5. Find out more at civilwardays.net.

Saturday, July 15
Healdsburg Water Carnival: This annual tradition returns to Healdsburg’s Veterans Memorial Beach this Saturday, bringing old-time summer fun with the Zoom Floom, Sandy teh Swan boat rides, river barrel races, the Great American Rubber Duck Dash and more. Running 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the event is free. Parking is $7. Find out all the details at parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Activities/Healdsburg_Water_Carnival.aspx.

Other upcoming events:

Friday, July 14

‘Gypsy’: Sonoma Arts Live classic musical about the original stage mother, opens 7:30 p.m., reception at 6:15, Sonoma Community Center. $22-$50. Through July 23. sonomaartslive.org.

‘Fantastical Family Night’: Broadway shows to Disney, Transcendence Theatre Company and Kids Camp, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jack London Park, Glen Ellen. $32-$139. 877-424-1414, transcendencetheatre.org.

Brian Regan: Stand-up comedian known for his self-deprecating humor, 7 p.m., Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $47.50-$52.50. 707-546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Saturday, July 15

Bastille Day: French musical groups La Guinguette and Un Deux Trois, 8 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Center for the Arts. $15-$20. 707-874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Will Durst: All-new ‘Durst Case Scenario’ political satire, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. $30. 707-894-2214, cloverdaleperformingarts.com.

Jim Jefferies: Stand-up comedian’s ‘Unusual Punishment Tour,’ 7 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $39.50-$49.50. 707-546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

The Traveling Spectacular: Vaudeville show with illusions, fire-breathing and sword-swallowing, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Cornerstone Sonoma. $20, under 4 free. cornerstonesonoma.com.

Sunday, July 16

Want to find more cool events? Visit our events calendar at pressdemocrat.com/events.

Dana Gioia: California Poet Laureate, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle and youth poets, ‘Poetry Reflections,’ 1-3 p.m., Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa. Free, reservations required. celebratesculpture.com/poetry-reflections.

Valley of the Moon Music Festival: Classical chamber music on period instruments, opening concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Hanna Boys Center, Sonoma. $22.50-$45. Through July 30. valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org.

Bastille Day Celebration: Wine tasting and fun on the grand lawn, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood. $15. 707-257-5784, chateaustjean.com.

Sabrina Carpenter: Seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter and TV actress, 7 p.m. Sunday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $35-$49. 707-546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Monday, July 17

Open Mic Night: Local bands and individuals take the mic, hosted by DJ Loisaida, 6-9 p.m. Monday, Redwood Café, Cotati. Free. 707-795-7868, redwoodcafe.com.

Tuesday, July 18

Open Mic Night: Performances by local talent, hosted by Ceni, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. Free. 707-829-7300, hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com.

Wednesday, July 19

Nina Gerber & Chris Webster: Americana and folk duo, Peacetown summer concert series, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Ives Park, Sebastopol. Free. 707-508-5449, peacetown.org.

Thursday, July 20

Zepparella: All-female Led Zeppelin tribute band, Rockin’ the River summer concert series, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Guerneville Plaza. Free. rockintheriver.org.

Sol Horizon: Roots reggae, rock, funk and world beats, Third Thursday Festivals, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, The Barlow, Sebastopol. Free. 707-824-5600, thebarlow.net.

Hip Service: Dancy party band, Summer Nights on the Green outdoor concert series, 6 p.m. Thursday, Windsor Town Green. Free. 707-838-1260, townofwindsor.com.

Friday, July 21

The Iguanas: Chicano rock band, Friday Night Live outdoor concert series, 6:30 p.m. July 21, Cloverdale Plaza. Free. 707-894-4410, cloverdaleartsalliance.org.

Soul Fuse: Funk, soul and rhythm and blues, Funky Fridays outdoor concerts, 7 p.m. July 21, Hood Mansion, Sonoma Valley. $10, kids free. 707-833-6288, funkyfridays.info.

Trevor Hall: Songs and the stories behind them, travel footage, ‘A Night in the Village,’ 7:30 p.m. July 21, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $37. 707-765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Saturday, July 22

Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet: Steelpan musician, jazz and funk to calypso and reggae, 8 p.m. July 22, Occidental Center for the Arts. $15-$18. 707-874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Hotrods & Bar-B-Que: Hotrods 1974 and older, music by Charley Baker, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22, Penngrove Park. Free admission. Lunch noon-3 p.m., $5-$15. 707-981-7765, penngrovesocialfiremen.org.

Doobie Rock: Doobie Brothers tribute and ‘musical trips,’ Rockin’ Concerts summer series, noon-3 p.m. July 22, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com.

Sunday, July 23

Third Rail: Classic rock, country, jazz, rhythm and blues, Sunday Terrace Concerts, 1-4 p.m. July 23, Village Terrace, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844, mvshops.com.

Kenny Loggins: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist, 6 p.m. July 23, Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg. $89-$129. 707-431-1533, rodneystrong.com.

Summer Rep Theatre Festival: Show openings at 2 p.m. July 23, ‘Clybourne Park’ at Newman Auditorium, ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ at Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa campus. $15-$25. summerrep.com.