In Italy and France, the harvest season is called “vendemmia” and is celebrated with rousing songs that pay homage to Earth’s abundance and the changing of the seasons. On Friday, local music group Due Zighi Baci will celebrate the harvest with traditional Italian and French work songs, dances and sad romantic tales at a free concert at Aqus Café starting 7pm.
Featured works include “Tango delle Capinere” (about miners in the American Southwest), the drinking song from Verdi’s La Traviata, “Libiamo”, wild Neapolitan Tarantellas, seductive, sultry tangos and rumbas and the seasonal French favorites such as “Autumn Leaves.”
Or head to the Mystic to catch tribute band Petty Theft as they perform Tom Petty's 1979 breakthrough album, "Damn The Torpedoes" in its entirety. The classic album reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts and contained some of Petty's most celebrated songs including "Refugee," "Here Comes My Girl," "Even The Losers" and "Don't Do Me Like That."
Special screening of the documentary, "Damn the Torpedoes edition of Classic Albums" prior to the concert. Starts at 8:30pm. $16.
Also not to be missed is the Petaluma International Film Festival, featuring more than 20 feature, documentary and short films from directors all over the world. Learn about the world beyond U.S. borders without leaving town. $10 per movie.
If you haven’t been to Tolay Fall Festival, this is your last weekend to attend. See creepy critters in the old "creatures" barn, explore a straw maze, take part in the pumpkin-seed spitting contest, pet the farm animals, make old-time crafts and visit the Native American village. Continues all weekend.
On Sunday, check out Petaluma Readers’ Theater’s latest production, Beats of the Heart, based on Shakespeare’s sonnets. Listen to the actors breathe new life into the bard’s poems. Show starts at 2pm. $12
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