Things to do this week in Sonoma County, Oct. 14-23

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Find some fun this weekend with these upcoming events around Sonoma County. This Saturday, find out whodunnit at Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Take the family to the Tolay Fall Festival this weekend. Enjoy some free family fun at SRJC Petaluma’s LumaFest. All this and more in our list of things to do.

Oct. 13-16
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale: Young or expecting families will want to take advantage of the North Bay’s hottest consignment sale at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this weekend, with items for babies, toddlers and kids, as well as maternity wear and more. All days can be free with a pass on their website. Find out all the details at

Friday, Oct. 14
“Easy Rider” at Mystic Theater: Kick back for the classic film “Easy Rider” this Friday in Petaluma, but with a twist. While the movie plays onscreen, hear the film’s well-known tracks, like “Born to Be Wild,” performed live by a seven-piece band. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25. Find out more at
See the PD article on the event at

Saturday, Oct. 15
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Play a game of whodunnit when Charlie’s Restaurant at the Windsor Golf Club with “Murder at Joe’s Speakeasy,” a roaring ‘20s mystery. Guests are encouraged to dress in the style of the 1920s. Cost for the 3-course meal and show is $68 per person. Reserve your space at

Saturday, Oct. 15
Haunted Sonoma County: Filmmaker Tom Wyrsch presents the much talked about documentary on the haunted locations of Sonoma County. See it Saturday at 1 p.m. at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa. A second showing takes place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For showtimes at all locations and more information about the documentary,

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Oct. 15
Floating Pumpkins: Kids are invited to swim for their pumpkins at the annual Floating Pumpkin Patch at Ridgway Swim Center in Santa Rosa. From 1:30-6 p.m., families can enjoy games, activities and crafts, plus an open swim and pumpkin collecting. Entry fee is $10 and includes a pumpkin. Purchase tickets at

Oct. 15-16
Tolay Fall Festival: Enjoy the first of two weekends of family fun with hay rides, a giant pumpkin patch, a “creatures” barn, straw maze and more at Tolay Lake Regional Park in Petaluma. Admission is $3-$5 with $7 parking. Purchase tickets at

Saturday, Oct. 15
Fort Ross-Seaview Harvest Festival: Enjoy a day of wine tasting, local foods, live music and more. This annual event at Fort Ross State Historic Park in Jenner includes a morning of apple picking, wine seminars, demonstrations, and many other fun events. Tickets are $20-$90. Find out more at

Oct. 15-16
Sonoma County Art Trails: In its final weekend of the season, visit the studios of artists around the county to witness their creative process, peruse their art and to be inspired. For artist information and more, visit

Oct. 15-16
Santa Rosa Mystic Fair: See the past, present and future revealed at this annual event held at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building on Saturday and Sunday. More than 60 vendors will fill the hall, with psychics, tarot, reiki, massage therapy and more, plus belly dancer performances both days. Free admission, or get discount with vendors through a $3 VIP wristband. More information at

Saturday, Oct. 15
LumaFest: Come to the SRJC Petaluma campus for a day of fun, including a family obstacle course, music and dance performances, Day of the Dead activities and more. The free event takes place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find out more at

Oct. 15 & 16
Two shots at mega LuLaRoe events: Can’t get enough of those buttery leggings or vibrant Amelias? Two events this weekend will enhance your wardrobe with leggings, dresses, flattering shirts and more.
On Saturday, come to the Santa Rosa Veterans Building this Saturday to find coveted prints of your favorite clothing line from 16 consultants. Event is free, and takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. First 32 customers get a swag bag. Find out more on the Facebook events page.
On Sunday, a one-day pop up with 12 consultants will take place at Coddingtown Mall near Nordstrom Rack, featuring more than 10,000 pieces of inventory. The free event takes place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the Facebook events page.
Go to one, or go to both. Who knows, you might find a “unicorn” or two.

Other upcoming events:

Friday, Oct. 14

‘Titanic the Musical’: Factual story of the 1912 catastrophe, opens at 8 p.m., Spreckels Performing Ats Center, Rohnert Park. $16-$26. Through Oct. 30. 588-3400,

‘Dancing at Lughnasa’: Drama set in 1930s Ireland, opens at 8 p.m., Main Stage West, Sebastopol. $15-$25. Runs through Oct. 30. 823-0177,

‘Daktari Affair’: Safari West Wildlife Foundation fundraiser with food, wine and wild animal encounters, 5 p.m., Safari West, Santa Rosa. $125. 566-3613,

Ry X: Australian singer-songwriter and musician, 8 p.m., Redwood Barn at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma. $28. 938-5277,

Saturday, Oct. 15

Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: All-Beethoven program on period instruments, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $35-$85. (866) 955-6040,

‘Deep Blue Sea’: National Theatre Live screening of the West London drama, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. $18-$25. 829-3456,

‘Strangers in Paradise: California Redwood Chorale’s 10 anniversary concerts, plus soloists Bonnie Brooks and Michael Fontaine. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Oct. 16. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. $15.

Will Durst: ‘Elect to Laugh’ political humor stalking the presidential election, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rven Performing Arts Theater, Healdsburg. $20. 433-6335,

Sunday, Oct. 16

Santa Rosa Symphony Family Concert: ‘Land of Make Believe,’ 3 p.m. Sunday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $12-$17. 546-8742,

Robert Huw Morgan: All-Bach program with the Stanford University organist, 3 p.m. Sunday, Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $30. (866) 955-6040,

Zofo Piano Duet: Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ with pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. $15-$30. 763-8920,

The Band of Heathens: Rock ’n’ roll band from Austin, 8 p.m. Sunday, HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $13-$15. 829-7300,

Monday, Oct. 17

Adam Savage: Tales of experiments, explosions and hijinks with the ‘Mythbusters’ host, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $35.

Emma Bland Smith: Meet-and-greet with the children’s author of ‘Journey,’ the famous wild wolf, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Copperfield’s Books, Sebastopol. Free. 823-2618,

Wednesday, Oct. 19

‘Once in a Lifetime’: Jewish Film Festival drama, 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. $10-$15. Festival runs through Nov. 30. 529-4222,

Thursday, Oct. 20

The Cherry Pickers: Traditional bluegrass, folk and progressive styles, Americana Night season oener, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Cloverdale Arts Alliance. $20. 894-4410,

Alexander Valley Film Festival: Opening night, runs through Sunday. Neighbor screening, ‘National Bird,’ plus dinner, 6 p.m. Thursday, Alexander Valley Hall, Geyserville. $66. 893-7150,

Laughfest: Opening night of four-night comedy festival with stand-up, sketch and improv shows, 6:30, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sonoma Community Center. $14-$16.

Jesse Dayton: Country-infused guitarist, rockabilly and honky-tonk music, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $17. 765-2121,

Itzhak Perlman: Violin virtuoso, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $50-$125. (866) 955-6040,

Friday, Oct. 21

‘Rocky Horror Show’: Gothic parody musical, opens 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. Runs through Nov. 13. $10-$26. 523-4185,

Paula Poundstone: Standup comedy with the veteran humorist, 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $29-$39. 546-3600,

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: British blues-rock institution, 8 p.m. Oct. 21, HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $25-$50. 829-7300,

River Heritage Celebration: Barn dance and dinner, 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21, David Yearsley River Heritage Center, Petaluma. $15 admission, $10 dinner. Events through Oct. 23. 763-7756,

Saturday, Oct. 22

Banshee Fest: Pinot tasting and exploration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22, Healdsburg SHED. $90. Lord Hron 1 p.m. concert sold out.

Denis Matsuev: Piano virtuoso, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $35-$85. (866) 955-6040,

FünkenDünk Oktoberfest: Top brewers, live New Orleans funk with five bands including Galactic, 2 p.m. Oct. 22, SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park. $36.75-$140. 795-3550,

Redwood Writers Open Mic: Share your writing with an audience, and hear featured authors Christina Molcillo and Patty Somlo read from their works, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 22, Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Free.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Pinot on the River: Grand Tasting, 100-plus wineries and artisan food, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23, Healdsburg Plaza. $75-$90.

Santa Rosa Symphony Pops: Conducted by Michael Berkowitz, 3 p.m. Oct. 23, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $37-$80. 546-3600,

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