October is well underway in Sonoma County, and with the cooler weather comes plenty of festivals, shows and other events. Get into the Halloween spirit with a haunted house or a "Night of the Living Dead" screening, or embrace the art of words at the Wine Country Spoken Word Festival. There's plenty to do this week.
Friday, Oct. 12
Joanne Rand: Singer-songwriter, original psychedelic folk-revival music, 8:30 p.m. Redwood Café, Cotati. Tickets are $10-$15. For more information, call 707-795-7868 or visit redwoodcafe.com.
Soweto Gospel Choir: “Songs of the Free” honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, 7:30 p.m. Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. Tickets are $35-$85. For more information, call 866-955-6040 or visit gmc.sonoma.edu.
“The Addams Family Musical”: Creepy, kooky musical-comedy opens 8 p.m. Spreckels Center, Rohnert Park. Through Oct. 28. Tickets are $18-$36. For more information, call 707-588-3400 or visit spreckelsonline.com.
“The Night Alive”: Irish drama, lost souls find unexpected humanity and hope, opens 8 p.m. Main Stage West, Sebastopol. Through Oct. 28. Tickets are $15-$30. For more information, call 707-823-0177 or visit mainstagewest.com.
OUTwatch LGBTQI Film Festival: Bio-pic “Mapplethorpe” opens three-day festival, 7:30 p.m. Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit outwatchfilmfest.org.
“The Great God Pan”: Intimate story of a long-hidden trauma, opens 8 p.m. Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma. Through Oct. 28. Tickets are $15-$40. For more information, call 707-763-8920 or visit cinnabartheater.org.
“Rocky Horror Show”: Cult classic horror/sci-fi musical, opens 7:30 p.m. 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. Through Nov. 3. Tickets are $30-$36. For more information, call 707-523-4185 or visit 6thstreetplayhouse.com.
Blind Scream Haunted House: Two frightful haunted houses, The Last Ride burial, opens 7-11 p.m. SOMO Village, Rohnert Park. Through Halloween. Tickets are $15-$35. For more information, visit blindscream.com.
Santa Rosa Film Sprint: 48-hour filmmaking competition, kickoff 7 p.m. Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa. Registration closes Oct. 10. Tickets are $20-$70. For more information, visit srfilmsprint.com.
Katya Cengel: "Exiled – From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back," 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. Free. For more information, call 707-762-0563 or visit copperfieldsbooks.com.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Shone Farm Fall Festival: You-pick pumpkins and produce, displays, kids’ activities, tours and tastings, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shone Farm, Forestville. Free. For more information, visit shonefarm.santarosa.edu.
Sonoma County Art Trails: Self-guided open studio tours, 145 artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13-14 and 20-21, venues across the county. Free. For more information, call 707-829-4797 or visit sonomacountyarttrails.org.
Weekend Along the Farm Trails: Tours, tastings and activities at 30-plus Sonoma County farms, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13-14. Free, reservations required. For more information, call 707-837-8896 or visit farmtrails.org.
Maker Music Festival: Showcase of do-it-yourself instrument makers, performances, lectures, exhibits, activities, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Chimera Arts, Sebastopol. Tickets are $10-$15. For more information, call 707-827-3020 or visit makermusicfestival.brownpapertickets.com.
Parker Quartet: Boston-based Grammy-winning chamber music quartet, 7:30 p.m. Community Church of Sebastopol. Tickets are $10-$30. For more information, visit redwoodarts.org.
Kevin Blake: Magician and illusionist’s "Wonder Show," recent "America’s Got Talent" contestant, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 707-996-9756 or visit sebastianitheatre.com.
"For Our Lives – Parkland:" School shooting documentary and panel discussion with young activists, 7 p.m. Saturday, Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa. Free. For more information, call 707-578-5519 or visit shomreitorah.org.