JOHN STALEY of El Dorado Kitchen was part of the winning team of last year's Sonoma Bar Battle.

Cocktails get competitive for a cause

It’s that time again, the seventh annual Sonoma Bar Battle will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building.


‘Spirit of the ’60s’ concert set Oct. 7

“The Spirit and Songs of the ’60s,” starring William Florian, former lead singer of the ’60s group the New Christy Minstrels, along with Laura Benward, takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.

An all-white attire is required at the "PopUp Dinners"

‘PopUp’ dinner comes to Sonoma

The popular “pop-up dinner” craze – where fantastical dinner parties seemed to sprout from thin air – comes to Sonoma for the first time on Oct. 19.

Space limited at free Shodo class

The Sonoma Valley Library welcomes Naka Zuiso of Osaka, Japan, and Tomiko Yabumoto of Sonoma to share the art of Shodo, a type of calligraphy, from Wednesday, Oct. 30 to Saturday, Nov. 2.

Lecture looks at Blue Wing Inn

The Blue Wing has stood across from the Mission for about 170 years. Its rich history will be the topic of the October meeting of the Sonoma Valley Historical Society.

Fundraiser to benefit Sheana Davis

The fundraiser “A la Santé de Sheana” will raise funds for Sonoma businesswoman Sheana Davis, who has had a long battle with medical issues, resulting in costly hospital bills.

Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms at B.R. Cohn (David Bolling/Index-Tribune)

B.R. Cohn rocks the vineyards

Although Saturday’s downpour rained out a few acts, the sun dried out dancers by the early afternoon who quickly got back to swaying to “Takin’ It to the Streets” when the Doobie Brothers took to the stage.

SANDRA BULLOCK AND GEORGE CLOONEY star in “Gravity,” which screens at the Wine Country Film Festival Sept. 27.

Wine Country Film Fest set for Sept. 25-29

The Wine Country Film Festival marks its 27th year of bringing compelling films from around the world to audiences in Sonoma, which this year includes a screening of the anticipated thriller “Gravity.”

Food and film collide in a new series this winter at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Each night, a different Sonoma chef will prepare a “signature taste” inspired by the movie.

Valley chefs offer food paired with film

Food and film collide in a new series this winter at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Each night, a different Sonoma chef will prepare a “signature taste” inspired by the movie.

Mobile by Lisa Coleman, of the Soul Sisters Art Circle

Library to showcase Soul Sisters’ art

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library will host an art exhibit from the Soul Sisters Art Circle from Wednesday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Oct. 25, in the Forum Room.


Amateur bakers welcome at pie competition

Whether you prefer pumpkin or peach, raspberry or rhubarb, the Sonoma Ecology Center is asking Valley bakers to enter their best homemade pies in a juried pie competition.

Classic car

Car show to benefit troops

Pearl’s annual car show and benefit for the troops on Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 561 Fifth St. W.

‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ opens Oct. 3

Silver Moon Theatre will offer up the hilarious show, “No Sex Please, We’re British,” opening Thursday, Oct. 3, and running through Oct. 20 at the Sonoma Community Center as part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s 2013 Festival of Theater.


Olive workshop set at BR Cohn

While there are grapes still to be picked, B.R. Cohn Winery kicks off the Sonoma Valley olive season with a home curing olive workshop featuring olive expert Don Landis on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Porsches, Corvettes at Ledson

Ledson Winery and Vineyards is planning its 14th annual Porsches at the Palace and the sixth annual Corvettes at the Castle car shows.