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Ten days of fun

  • Irv Stump, of Bloomfield, participated in The Bill Soberanes Memorial Petaluma Whiskerino Contest in 2011. (Crista Jeremiason / Press Democrat)

Friday, Oct. 4

Taj Mahal: 'Many fish bites if ya got good bait.' A live show by this quintessential, multi-faceted bluesman show should draw a crowd tonight at the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa. Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown join him for 'World Blues' at 8 p.m. $60-$65. 226-7372, napavalleyoperahouse.org.

Friday, Oct. 4

Polly Klaas Evening of Hope: 20 years after the community mourned the loss of the Petaluma girl, the Polly Klaas Foundation is honoring her and the community with presentations, youth performances, and more. 6:30 p.m. Petaluma Community Center. 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. Reserve your free seat at PollyKlaas.org, or by calling 769-1334.

Friday, Oct. 4

English Beat: Founded in the late '70s in Birmingham, England, the band blends pop, punk, rock, R&B, reggae and ska. Hear them tonight at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. IrieFuse opens at 8:30 p.m. $31. 765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Saturday, Oct. 5

French Girls: OK, they're all men, and they're from Northern California, but the rock quintet does have a catchy name. The evening's lineup also includes Down With May and Unruly Things. Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. $8. 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Levi's GranFondo: Cyclists are rolling from Santa Rosa to the top of King Ridge and back before an afternoon of festivities at the Finley Center. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. levisgranfondo.com

Saturday, Oct. 5

Whiskerino: The Brothers of the Brush celebrate facial fuzz of all shapes and sizes. From mustaches to girl-staches, compete with your whiskered peers at The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma. 2 p.m. 201 Washington St., Petaluma petalumawhiskerino.com

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