Things to do this week in Sonoma County, Sept. 23-Oct. 2
This weekend is packed with fun events! Get ready for Much Ado About Sebastopol coming to Ives Park this Saturday and Sunday. Wings Over Wine Country is back at the Pacific Coast Air Museum in Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Toy & Comic Con is taking over the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. All this and more is in our list of things to do.
Starting Friday, Sept. 23
Sweeney Todd: The story of a murderous barber will slay the audience at Raven Performing Arts Theater with “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” starting this Friday and running through Oct. 9. On Saturday, enjoy the Opening Night Bubbly after the show. On Sunday, stick around for post-show discussions. Tickets are $10-$30. Find out more at www.raventheater.org.
Valley of the Moon Vintage Sip and Shop: In its 119th year, this time-honored tradition celebrates Sonoma Valley’s bounty, community and local culture. The weekend kicks off on Friday with an evening gala where you can taste wine, sample foods and dance to live music. The celebration continues Saturday with the Blessing of the Grapes, the Firefighters Bucket Brigade Challenge, the grape stomp competition, art, music and more. Free to attend. More details at valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Halloween and Vine: If you’re into all things Halloween, this art show is for you. On Saturday at Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma, the Halloween and Vine show will feature a wide variety of Halloween art, sure to complete any dark and spooky collection. The show is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is $5. More information at www.halloweenandvine.com.
Saturday, Sept 24
Redwood Writers Open Mic: Come to Gaia’s Garden in Santa Rosa from 2-4 p.m. to hear featured authors, Crissi Langwell and Meta Strauss, read from their books. Bring your own writing to share at this open mic. Sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. Event is free to attend with a minimum $5 purchase of food. Find out more at redwoodwriters.org.
Wings Over Wine Country: This Saturday and Sunday, bring the whole family to the Pacific Coast Air Museum for jet demonstrations, aerobatic performances, warbirds, vintage aircraft and more at the annual Wings Over Wine County Airshow. Each day will hold flybys, parachute jumps and other exciting events. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find out more information at wingsoverwinecountry.org.
Much Ado About Sebastopol: Travel back in time for Sebastopol’s annual Renaissance Faire. On Saturday and Sunday, Ives Park in Sebastopol will be transformed into the English countryside of Fenford. Enjoy an afternoon of acting, traditional food and brews, handcrafted wares and more. Admission is $16. Find out more at muchadoaboutsebastopol.com.
Weekend Along the Farm Trails: Experience life on the farm when participating farmers open their gates for tours, demonstrations, food samples and more. Most stops are free. Visit farmtrails.org for a map and details.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Santa Rosa Toy Con: This Saturday, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds will be the place for fans of anime, toys, comics and cosplay. The annual Santa Rosa Toy & Comic Con will feature more than 200 booths of collectibles, a cosplay competition, a panel and Q&A with toy designers and comic creators, as well as appearances with actors from “The Walking Dead,” “Power Rangers,” “Justice League” and more. The show takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and tickets are $15-$25. Find out more at santarosatoycon.com.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Petaluma’s Fall Antique Faire: This Sunday, view vintage collectibles from over 180 dealers at an antique marketplace in downtown Petaluma. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., find a wide array of estate jewelry, linens, furniture, art and more. Admission is free. Details at petalumadowntown.com.