Don’t look now… but August is already here! THIS Friday- we will have an extra special bocce with musical guests. Sheep downtown? Afraid so. This Sunday 150-200 sheep will be herded in Downtown Santa Rosa by Cowboys and Sheepdogs. Also- on Sunday Mostly Python IV- it promises to be better than ever.
August 3rd, Friday- Wichita’s Slaughter Daughters. Join us for a special West End Bocce with musical guests- Wichita’s Slaughter Daughters a raw, soulful force to be reckoned with. Formed upon the fateful meeting of Cece Honey and Ari Rose, who together, front the band. Rounded out the inspiring mandolin work of Ari Rose, and Cece Honey holding it all together on rhythm guitar. The Slaughter Daughters hammer out modern day folk anthems about the dark side of life, with a heartfelt sincerity few others can match. (Thanks to Lisa Hutchinson for this treat!) Location: DeMeo Park Time: 6-9 p.m. Facebook
August 3rd, Friday- Railroad Square’s SummerFest on First Fridays. Music: Kingsborough and Dustin Saylor Band. A free street party in Railroad Square, tastings from boutique wineries and artisan beer producers, live music, arts, crafts, shopping and dining. http://railroadsquare.net Location: Railroad Square- 4th Street between Davis & Wilson Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
August 4th, Saturday- First SATURDAY Cleanup (ages 6 and up welcome). Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. Organized by West Ender Stan Gow. For more info go to http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org Time: 10 a.m.
August 4th, Saturday – S. R. Rural Cemetery History Tour. Learn about the lives of Santa Rosa’s early citizens. Tours leave from the Franklin Gate. Free, but donations welcomed. Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery located at Franklin & Monroe Streets Time: 10:00, 10:20, 10:40 & 11:00 a.m.
Aug. 4th, Saturday – Invasion A Tribute to an Era (60’s & 70’s British & American rock) cost is $8 advance / $10 day of show 21yrs+ Location: Last Day Saloon 120 Fifth Street Time: 9:00 PM door • 9:30 PM show
August 5th, Sunday- Mostly Python IV– Silly People take to the streets to be Silly! presented by the Toad in the Hole and the 6th Street Playhouse. Come dressed in character. Food, beverage, music and prizes. Family friendly. FREE Location: 116 5th Street Time: 12 p.m. til 6 p.m.
August 5th, Sunday- Sonoma County Fair farmers Day Sheep Drive: For the opening celebration of Sonoma county Fair’s Farmers Day, professional cowboys on horses and sheep dogs will herd 150-200 sheep from Courthouse Square to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Musicians will follow. Sonoma County Fair. Location: Downtown 4th Street and Mendocino Time: 10 a.m.
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August 10th,Friday- Musicians Showcase Open Mic. Come and show your skills off and meet other local musicians! Great stage, pro lighting, prize giveaway Hosted by Gary Violin. 21+ No Exceptions. To schedule a performance contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call Gary: 707.322.6570 Location: Heritage Public House 1305 Cleveland Ave. Time: 8pm
August 19th, Sunday- ArtStart- 9th Annual Auction and Party for Art/ Kentucky Derby Style $40 www.artstart.us Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 2- 6 p.m.
September 8th, Saturday- ‘Staches & Spokes 2012. A bicycle-themed art show. Mustache competition. Facebook. Location: Garage #9 97 D Street, Downtown Santa Rosa Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
September 15th, Saturday- Back to the Future. Go back in time to celebrate the Lena’s era, and come back to the future to support our teen community! This special nostalgia themed evening to benefit Chop’s Teen Club includes dinner, live auction, musical performances by teens, dancing to swing era music by Swingin’ On a Vine and will feature special Guest of Honor Henry Trione who will unveil a bronze sculpture of Charles “Chop” DeMeo to be displayed at Chop’s Teen Club. Enjoy appetizers prepared by our own Chop’s Teen Catering Crew, signature Stark’s Steak & Seafood cocktails, Lagunitas beer, Italian dinner prepared by the Maria Carrillo Culinary Arts class, and a special performance by the Elsie Allen Drum Line Band. Tickets: $100 Click here to purchase tickets: www.tinyurl.com/chopsteenclub Location: Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams Street Time: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
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