Things to do in Sonoma County, Aug. 2-Aug. 11
Entertainment highlights coming up around Sonoma County include lots of music, monster trucks and more.
Some best bets include:
Petaluma Music Festival
More than a dozen acts, including ALO, Mother Hips and the David Nelson Band, perform on four different stages from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma to raise funds for music education in Petaluma area public schools. Tickets are $20-$55. For more information, visit petalumamusicfestival.org.
Sonoma County Veg Fest
Enjoy a day devoted to vegan and vegetarian cooking, with vendors, speakers, films and activities, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 707-540-1760 or visit socovegfest.org.
McDonald and Khan
In a special double bill, Grammy-winning vocalists Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug, 4 at the Weill Hall and Lawn, Green Music Center, Sonoma State Univeristy, Rohnert Park. Tickets are $25-$45. For more information, call 707-664-4246 or visit sonoma.edu.
Other events include:
Friday, Aug. 2
Jonathan Butler: South African jazz artist, plus wine and food. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mauritson Winery, Healdsburg. Tickets are $125, benefits Luther Burbank Center arts and education programs. For more information, call 707-800-7553 or visit lutherburbankcenter.org.
Fiber Arts IX: Opening reception for international juried fiber arts exhibition. 6-8 p.m. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Free. Through Sept. 8. For more information, call 707-829-4797 or visit sebarts.org.
Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings: Blues slide guitar master. Cloverdale Friday Night Live summer concert series. 6:30 p.m. Cloverdale Plaza. Free. For more information, call 707-894-4410 or visit cloverdaleartsalliance.org.
Squirrel Nut Zippers: Jazz band fusing Delta blues, gypsy jazz and other styles. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Blue Note Napa. Tickets are $29-$69. For more information, call 707-880-2300 or visit bluenotenapa.com.
Annual Members' Show: Art exhibit opening day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts. Free. Through Sept. 1. For more information, call 707-874-9392 or visit occidentalcenterforthearts.org.
Salon des Refusés: SOFA arts district pop-up gallery of refused and radical works. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Seishin Studio, Santa Rosa. Free. Through Aug. 11. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Y9GrMI
Saturday, Aug. 3
Sonoma County Veg Fest: Vegan and vegetarian cooking, vendors, speakers, films and activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $5 admission. For more information, call 707-540-1760 or visit socovegfest.org.
Caravanserai: Latin rock/Santana tribute band. Montgomery Village Rockin' Concert. Noon-3 p.m. Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free admission. Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma-Marin. For more information, call 707-545-3844 or visit mvshops.com.
Summer Symphony: String quartet, including San Francisco Symphony violinists. 6 p.m. VIP reception, 7:30 p.m. concert. Jackson Theater, Sonoma Country Day School, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $95-$175, benefits Rebuild Wine Country. For more information, visit rebuildwinecountry.org/events.
The Pulsators: Sonoma County rock and roll dance band. 6-10 p.m. Rio Nido Roadhouse. Tickets are $8. For more information, call 707-869-0921 or visit rionidoroadhouse.com.
Firoozeh Dumas: New York Times bestselling author. Featured memoir, "Funny in Farsi," growing up Iranian in America. 2-3:30 p.m. Sonoma Valley Regional Library. Free admission. For more information, visit sonomacounty.libcal.com.
Mickey Hart: Percussionist and musicologist, "50 Years of Evolving Consciousness: A Conversation with Mickey Hart," plus Caryl Hart and Dennis McNally. 2 p.m. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 707-284-1265 or visit schulzmuseum.org.
PRCA Rodeo: Professional cowboys compete in various events. 7:30 p.m. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $15-$30, plus fair admission $7-$15. For more information, visit sonomacountyfair.com.
Sunday, Aug. 4
Michael Capella Band: Americana, country and folk rock. Live at Juilliard summer concert series. 5-7 p.m. Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa. Free admission. For more information, call 707-543-4512 or visit srcity.org.
Gator Nation: Cajun, zydeco and New Orleans rhythm and blues. Sunday Concerts at the Terrace. 1-4 p.m. Village Terrace, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free admission. Benefits Paws 4 Learning & Wellness Center. For more information, call 707-545-3844 or visit mvshops.com.
Joe Kelner Jazz Trio: Sunday Afternoons on the Patio music series. 2-4 p.m. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Free admission. For more information, call 707-829-4797 or visit sebarts.org.