Things to Do in Sonoma County this Weekend

Hang on to your hats, friends. We have a full weekend of fun in store for you.


Hang on to your hats, friends. We have a full weekend of fun in store for you. This weekend is the much-anticipated Bottlerock festival in the Napa Valley. On Saturday, home brewers will go beer to beer at the Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition. Also on Saturday, watch brutal and entertaining roller derby when the Wine Country Homewreckers skate for the win. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

FRIDAY, May 27

Bottlerock Napa Valley The sold out festival features music headliners Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and food headliners Gordon Ramsay, Masaharu Morimoto and Tyler Florence, plus many other notables in the music and food worlds. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag a ticket to this event, you may still be able to find tickets to any one of the aftershows.

‘Funky Fridays’ Lawn concert series season opener at new venue, The Bruthas soul music, 7 tonight, Hood Mansion, Santa Rosa. $10, $10 parking.

Mendocino Film Festival: ‘Cinema in the Vineyards,’ Elevated Tasting opening reception with filmmakers and winemakers, 5:30 tonight, The Madrones, Philo. $45.

Joe Hill at Copperfields: ‘Brave New Worlds’ series with ‘The Fireman’ author, 7 tonight, Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. Free.


Oysterpalooza Stuff your face silly with delicious local oysters at the annual Oysterpalooza at Rocker Oysterfeller’s in Valley Ford. This year’s musical lineup includes Highway Poets, The Bootleg Honeys and more. Tickets for food, drink and live music are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. The event starts at noon.

Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition Enjoy a day of craft beer tasting at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds when home brewers go beer to beer for a chance to brew and distribute their winning brew across Sonoma County. The event will include tasting from over 60 home brewers, beer merchandise, food truck fare and more. Doors open at noon, and voting ends at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $35 presale and $40 at the door.

Free Rockin’ Concert David Martin’s House Party will perform live at Village Court in Montgomery Village in Santa Rosa, with a musical appearance by Norman Greenbaum from noon to 3 p.m.

Sonoma County Roller Derby Head to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this Saturday when the Wine Country Homewreckers take on the Sintral Valley Derby Girls in a fight to the finish. The bout begins at 5 p.m. at the Grace Pavillion. Tickets are $5-$25. Find out all the details at

‘Driven to Perfection’ Classic Car Show & Cruise, music, food trucks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, O’Reilly Media, Sebastopol. $7. 829-2440.

Adrian Uribe Zany characters from the actor/comedian, 8 p.m. Saturday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $60-$85. 546-3600.


SUNDAY, May 29

California Roots “The Petaluma Sessions”  Stephen Marley, second son of Bob Marley, will perform live with his band, California Roots, at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma this Sunday in a 21-plus performance. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $38.

Veteran’s Appreciation Day  The Poyntlyss Sistars will keep things rocking at Village Court in Montgomery Village in Santa Rosa this Sunday, performing live from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a free event.

Memorial Day at Rural Cemetery  This Monday, honor our veterans at Santa Rosa’s Rural Cemetery. The day will begin at noon with an opening ceremony, then continue with tours of veterans’ graves. The event is free to attend.

‘A Night of Piano Magic’  Magician Roger Rhoten, musicians Tommy Thomsen, Wendy DeWitt, Billy Philadelphia and Meg MacKay, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma. $20. 996-9756.

‘West Side Story’  Mountain Play outdoor theater production, 2 p.m. Sunday, Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, Mt. Tamalpais. $25-$40. (415) 383-1100.

A Peek at Next Week…

Joey Alexander, the 12-year-old, 2016 Grammy-nominated jazz pianist from Indonesia, is one of several jazz names slated to play this year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival, running June 3-12.
Joey Alexander, the 12-year-old, 2016 Grammy-nominated jazz pianist from Indonesia, is one of several jazz names slated to play this year’s Healdsburg Jazz Festival, running June 3-12.


Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings: ‘Tuesdays in the Plaza’ summer concert series season opener, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Healdsburg Plaza. Free. 431-3301,


‘Wines & Sunsets in Paradise’: Weekly outdoor music series, Solid Air folk-rock/Americana, 5:30 p.m.-sunset, Wednesday, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa. $10-$15. 528-9463,


‘Three Musketeers’: Swashbuckling, romance and humor, Pegasus Theater Co. opening night, 6 p.m. Thursday, Riverkeeper Stewardship Park, Guerneville. Goodwill payment at the gate. 583-2343,

Mendocino Film Festival: Members’ screening kick-off celebration, 7 p.m. Thursday, Festival Tent, Mendocino. Festival runs through June 5; film tickets $5-$12. 937-0171,

Prong: Heavy metal band with frontman Tommy Victor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Phoenix Theater, Petaluma. $18-$20. 762-3565,

Pride & Joy: ‘Concert Under the Stars’ series, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. $50 for VIP tables. 545-3844,

FRIDAY, June 3

Sebastian Junger: ‘Tribe’ author plus screening of documentary film ‘Restrepo,’ 7:30 p.m. June 3, Uptown Theatre, Napa. $15. 259-0123,

Tony Redhouse: Native American multimedia concert with music, drumming and dance in full regalia, 7:30 p.m. June 3, Petaluma Museum. $10. 778-4398,

‘Country Summer’: Three-day country music festival, gates noontime, music 1:30 p.m., headliner Lady Antebellum 8:15 p.m. June 3, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. $79-$139. (800) 514-3849,

Healdsburg Jazz Festival: Ten-day festival opener with Julian Lage Trio, 7 and 9 p.m. June 3, Healdsburg SHED. $40, sold out. 433-4633,

Yarn: Original Americana music, ‘Friday Night Live’ summer concert series opener, 7 p.m. June 3, Cloverdale Plaza. Free. 894-4410,

Pulsators: Rhythm and blues, rock ’n’ roll and reggae at ‘Funky Fridays,’ 7 p.m. June 3, Hood Mansion, Santa Rosa. $10, $10 parking. 833-6288,


‘Sculpture Trail’: Artists’ reception with music and videos of sculptors at work, 5-7 p.m. June 4, Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. Free. 894-4410,

‘Art at the Source’: Self-guided tour of 87 open arts studios, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4, western Sonoma County. Free. 829-4797,

Lily Tomlin: An evening with the comedienne’s timeless characters, 8 p.m. June 4, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Sold out. 546-3600,

Caravanserai: Santana tribute band featuring Tony Lindsay, ‘Rockin’ Concerts’ series, noon-3 p.m. June 4, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 545-3844,

Arann Harris: Americana and soul, plus openers Hillstomp and Sean Hayes, 8 p.m. June 4, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $14-$16. 765-2121,

SUNDAY, June 5

‘Day on the River’: Paddle, pedal, row and float on the Petaluma River, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, Petaluma Turning Basin. $10.

Railroad Square Music Festival: Live music, headliner Easy Leaves, art, crafts, food, family activities, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 5, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa. Free.

The Disorderly House Band: Americana/folk rock, ‘Music on the Lawn’ summer music series opener, 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 5, St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa. Free. 538-9463,

The Peelers: Cover band, music from the ’70s to today, summer music series opener, noon-3 p.m. June 5, Chateau St. Jean Winery, Kenwood. $30-$40. 257-5784,

Wine Country Quilt Show: Quilting exhibit with vendors and boutique, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5, Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. $10.