Make the most of October with live music, great food and Harvest Fair fun. From opening night at the Santa Rosa Symphony to Safari West's 25th anniversary, here's what is happening in Sonoma County.
Friday, Oct. 5
"How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents": Opens 8 p.m. Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa campus. Tickets are $12-$18. Through Oct. 14. For more information, call 707-527-4307 or visit theatrearts.santarosa.edu.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair: Wine, craft beer, ciders, food, seminars, marketplace, 4-9 p.m. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $5. Through Oct. 7. For more information, visit harvestfair.org.
"The Simon & Garfunkel Story": Live band, images and film footage of the iconic duo, 8 p.m. Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $19-$45. For more information, call 707-546-3600 or visit lutherburbankcenter.org.
"Hello, Dolly!": Classic Broadway musical, opening reception 7 p.m., performance 8 p.m. Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center. Tickets are $40. Through Oct. 21. For more information, visit sonomaartslive.org.
Sonoma VITA Festival: Three-day festival kick-off with exhibits and entertainment, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. Free. For more information, call 707-560-1122 or visit sonomavita.com.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Petaluma Whiskerino: 60th annual facial hair competition, 2-5 p.m. Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. Free, $13 to compete. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.
Alison Krauss: Grammy-winning bluegrass-country singer and musician, 8 p.m. Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $79-$119. For more information, call 707-546-3600 or visit lutherburbankcenter.org.
Santa Rosa Symphony: Inaugural season opener with conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, 7:30 p.m. Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. Tickets are $24-$87. For more information, call 707-546-8742 or visit srsymphony.org.
Gala 20/20 ‒ A Vision of Art: 20th anniversary dinner, live auction and after party, 6 p.m. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Tickets are $275, and after party tickets are $50. For more information, call 707-939-7862 or visit svma.org.
"From the Fire": Wide-ranging exhibition addressing October’s firestorms, opening reception 3-6 p.m. Museums of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $7-$10. Through Jan. 27. For more information, call 707-579-1500 or visit museumsc.org.
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Roots music legends, rock, country, folk and blues, 8:30 p.m. Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. Tickets are $25-$28. For more information, call 707-775-6048, mystictheatre.com.
Levi’s GranFondo: Premier cycling event, 11 routes, riders depart 8 a.m. from various Santa Rosa locales. Fees vary. For more information, call 707-560-1122 or visit sonomavita.com.
Corvettes at the Castle: Annual Corvette show, wine tasting and picnicking available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ledson Winery, Kenwood. Free. For more information, call 707-537-3810 or visit ledson.com.
Pride & Joy: Funk and soul, noon-3 p.m. Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Benefits Women’s Health at Memorial Hospital. Free. For more information, call 707-545-3844 or visit mvshops.com.
Sunday, Oct. 7
25 Years of Conservation: Serengeti bus treks, barbecue, activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Safari West, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $25-$50, reservations required. For more information, call 707-566-3667 or visit safariwest.com.
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band: Indie pop-rock group, 8 p.m. Old Redwood Barn, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma. Tickets are $45. For more information, call 707-938-5277 or visit gunbun.com.
The Sam Chase: Folk and rock musician, solo performance, Backyard BBQ Series, 6 p.m. Twin Oaks Roadhouse, Penngrove. Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, call 707-795-5118 or visit twinoaksroadhouse.com.