The annual fundraiser for the Sonoma Valley High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agriculture program will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Larson Family Winery starting at 5 p.m.
This year’s theme is “From Classroom to Farm to Table” and there will be barbecue, chili, salad, polenta and more with live music from the Rich Little Band. There will also be silent and live auctions with local favorite Ed Vaughn as the auctioneer. The agriculture (ag) program has pathways in animal science, plant and soil science, ag mechanics, ag business, agriscience, as well as forestry and natural resources.
The program serves approximately 400 students and currently has three teachers. All the proceeds go to support the growing agriculture program at the high school. For tickets and more info, call Becky Larson at 938-3031, ext. 24.
The annual harvest party at Gundlach Bundschu Winery called “Shake your Bundschu” will have a Las Vegas theme and dancing will be from the Cheeseballs. It’s said what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but this Saturday, Sept. 14, what happens at Bundschu, stays at Bundschu. Guests are encouraged to come as their favorite Vegas icon, from the “Rat Pack” all the way to Wayne Newton and even Siegfried and Roy. Let’s try to not all be Elvis. The fun kicks off at 8 p.m. and for tickets and more info, point your browser to gunbun.com/syb.
The Sonoma Community Center presents its annual vocal recital “Finding your Voice #9” on two nights starting tonight, Sept. 13, and continuing Saturday, Sept. 14. The same program will presented both nights and feature vocal performances by students of Musical Director Cynthia Tarr. In addition to this annual vocal recital, Tarr conducts singing performance workshops, the women’s vocal ensemble “The Hot Flashes” and SCC’s “Free Spirits Gospel Choir.” For tickets and more info, point your browser to sonomacommunitycenter.org.
There will be a benefit for the “Preserving Sonoma” ballot measure on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Moose Lodge. Many local acts have lined up to participate including Tommy Thomsen, the Whiskey Thieves, Tudo Bem, JoyRide and the Cork Pullers. There will also be an appearance by local treasure artist Stanley Mouse who was responsible for many classic album art covers from the ’60s until now with the Grateful Dead being a big part of his catalog. The night kicks off at 5 p.m. and for more info, call 547-7151. Advance tickets are available at preservingsonoma.com.
BackTrax will be at the Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards tonight, Sept. 13, starting at 6 p.m. The venue is family and dog friendly and there is no cover, but no outside alcohol is allowed, even beer.
If you miss the band tonight, you can catch BackTrax on Sunday, Sept. 15, on the back patio of the Swiss Hotel, kicking off at 2 p.m.
The Annex Wine Bar has the Incubators, tonight, Sept.13, for their debut at annex, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, it’s Jaydub and Dino, playing as a duo. That show also starts at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover either night.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Hellhounds tonight, Sept. 13, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, Sept. 14, the pub welcomes Larry Carlin and Mostly Simply Bluegrass, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Sept. 15, it’s an early show with Olde Time Radio Dinner Theater for a take on “Father Knows Best” kicking off at 5:30 p.m. Tickets include the show, dinner and a cocktail. For tickets and more info, call 815-6159.