A benefit celebrating Andean music and dance as a benefit for Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls, in Cusco, Peru, will hit the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Sunday, Nov. 10, for an afternoon show that starts at 1 p.m. Two Bay Area musical groups, Trio Chaskinakuy and Colectivo Anqari, will present Andean panpipe, mandolin and flute music. There will also be beverages available along with Peruvian bites, a raffle and silent auction. For tickets and more info, point your browser to chicuchaswasi.org.
Gundlach Bundschu Winery presents two acts tonight, Nov. 8, with the Los Angeles act Family of the Year and also, from San Francisco, Bonnie and the Bang Bang. Family of the Year has garnered heavy radio airplay and much attention over the course of two albums and four EPs.
The band describes its sound as an eclectic mix of pianos, horns, acoustic guitars and other assorted instrumentation that achieves a sophisticated yet playful indie-rock sound. San Francisco’s Bonnie and the Bang Bang mix a folk sensibility with dark pop. Doors at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. For tickets and more info, point your browser to gunbun.com.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Hellhounds tonight, Nov. 8, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Nov. 9, it’s Under the Radar, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 10, there are two shows with the Vanguard Jazz Ensemble at 2 p.m. and Dave Aguilar and Peter McCauley, for a 7:30 p.m. show.
Belly dance superstar Nathalie Tedrick will present the “Club Night Belly Dance Workout” tonight, Nov. 8, at the Sonoma Community Center. The event will also feature Jon Williams as the resident DJ. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Annex Wine Bar welcomes Hard Travelin’ tonight, Nov. 8, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, it’s Kelly Ann Miller also starting at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover either night.
The Erik James tasting room has music tonight, Nov. 8, with Macy Blackman’s Praline Trio, kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, it’s the Left Coast Syncopators with Tim Eschliman, Snakebite Jacobs and Kevin Zuffi, also for a 7 p.m. show. There is no cover either night.
HopMonk Tavern Sonoma has the Reefer Twins tonight, Nov. 8, for an 8:30 p.m. show. Saturday, Nov. 9, Ten Foot Tone takes the inside stage, also at 8:30 p.m.
The Plaza Bistro has the Kellie Fuller Trio tonight, Nov. 8, for a 7 p.m. show. Kellie Fuller is one of those rare vocalists who cannot be locked into a single genre or decade, performing some of the most beloved songs and hidden gems spanning the early 1900s through the ’80s. Breaking barriers, she always offers wonderful surprises as she brings jazz, blues and the “Great American Songbook” to the stage with her own blend of humor, intimacy and energy. There is no cover.
The El Verano Inn presents ZMan and DJ Truth Justice: California Record Release Party kicking off at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
The Epicurean Connection has music from Tom Martin tonight, Nov. 8, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, Whiskey Circumstance, also for a 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 10, it’s 5 one Coffee for an early show at 1 p.m.
The Blue Moon Saloon has karaoke on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, it’s the continuation of the blues jam. Showtime is 10 p.m. and there is no cover any night.
Z and the Benders will be at Graffiti in Petaluma tonight, Nov. 8, kicking off at 7 p.m.
Adam Traum will be on the road to Sutter Creek in the Sutter Creek Theater on Saturday, Nov. 9, for an 8 p.m. show.
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Editor’s Note: While there is no shortage of great concerts in Sonoma, sometimes it is fun to get out of the Valley. Here’s what you can hear within 45 minutes of fair Sonoma.
Patty Larkin – Friday, Nov. 8, Napa Valley Opera House 226-7372
Queensryche – Tuesday, Nov. 12, The Independent – San Francisco, 415-771-1420
Diamond Rio – Saturday, Nov. 9, Napa Valley Performing Arts Center – Yountville, 944-9900
Buddy Guy – Friday, Nov. 8, Wells Fargo Center – Santa Rosa, 546-3600
The Mighty Groove – Saturday, Nov. 9, Redwood Cafe – After Dark – Cotati, 795-7868