Friday and Sunday:
The play is inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest and adapted by librettist Amanda Moody and composer Clark Suprynowicz, with world-renowned tenor John Duykers originating the role of Caliban. In a world of dreams and enchantment, the shape-shifting Ariel toils to thwart Caliban's quest to reclaim his island, his love, and to murder the sorcerer, Prospero.
If you go: General Admission is $40, under 30 years is $15 (ID required at door) and can be bought online. Friday's show begins at 8 p.m. and Sunday’s show begins at 2 p.m. at Person Theatre in , 1801 E Cotati Avenue in Rohnert Park.
Summer’s not over quite yet and an outdoor movie is a great way to start the weekend. This week, the feature film is Karate Kid 2010. In addition to the free movie, there will be children's activities including a bouncy house and face painting, a barbecue, movie snacks and raffle prizes. Plus the wonderful sponsors bring out a surprise dessert for all.
If you go: The free event begins at 6:30 pm with the movie beginning at dusk in , 320 N. McDowell Boulevard. Don't forget your blankets and low chairs!
Saturday and Sunday:
The Gravenstein Apple Fair continues the tradition of celebrating and exhibiting apples, combined with fantastic live music on two stages, great food, cooking demonstrations from local chefs, arts and crafts booths, a petting zoo, pony rides and so much more.
Visitors experience the feeling of an old time country get-together, you can throw darts at apples, ride in a wagon pulled by plow horses, as well as shop the local artisan booths for handmade jewelry, clothing, pottery and gourmet goodies. Fun activities include the Hay Maze for the kids, kid-focused performances, bee keeper displays, and a fine selection of local wine and brews for the adults.
The music line-up includes Gator Beat, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s, Solid Air, Country All Stars, Joe Goldmark and the Seducers, The Fondettes, One World Band, Edge of Town, Grandpa Banana Band, and the String Rays. The fair also offers two additional stages with cooking demonstrations and a “Life on the Farm” stage that features live farm shows with demonstrations and activities that include milking a goat and shearing sheep.
If you go: Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for youth (6-12) and kids under 6 are free. Tickets are available at the door. Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Road in Sebastopol.
This exhibit runs August 5 through September 18 and features anonymous photography that has a magical and mysterious quality. The 19th and 20th century images assembled here are by turn poignant, humorous, erotic, and disturbin, but all essentially focus on the human condition. Although the artists are unknown, the photographs could be made by anyone who has ever used a camera.
If you go: Today there is an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the , 230 Lakeville Street.
A reading of new "short-short" fiction with Molly Giles, Jane Ciabatarri, Frances Lefkowitz, and Meg Pokrass. Check out these talented writers.
If you go: This free reading is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at , 140 Kentucky Street in Petaluma.
Visit the first single-residence permitted greywater system in Sonoma County, a constructed wetland and rainwater catchment in someone's home. Learn how it's possible to grow over 1,000 pounds of food annually using low-water growing techniques and tour this abundant city garden hosting bees, chickens, an apple-tree fence and over 200 varieties of edible and medicinal plants. Then, see how water-savvy solutions have been implemented at sites around the neighborhood.
If you go: The tour is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and preregistration is required through the website (dailyacts.org) or by phone 707-789-9664. The "Rain & Greywater Fed Urban Oases" tour is free to Petaluma residents.
The and the Rooster Run Event Center present the 2nd annual Petaluma Animal Shelter Rooster Booster Fundraiser today. There will be on-site adoptions from the shelter’s cuddle shuttle. Additionally there are savory and sweet stations, complimentary beer and wine, special guest speakers, silent auctions and raffle prizes. Plus free admission if you adopt a pet!
If you go: Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets can be bought by calling (707) 776‐3608. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. at the , 2301 E. Washington St.
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