Rock out Sunday, Jan. 27, with Slightly Stoopid’s Top of the World tour at the Mystic. Band members describe their sound as a complex fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk. The Mystic is at 23 Petaluma Blvd. North. Tickets are $32.50 to $35. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music begins at 9 p.m. For tickets, go to

Take a look at “The Distance Between Us” with novelist Reyna Grande. She’ll discuss her memoir of life before and after illegally emigrating from Mexico to the United States at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Petaluma High School, 201 Fair St. For details, go to

This is a week to dine out for good causes.

Start on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Lagunitas Brewing Company, where from 4:30-8:30 p.m. you can support both Cinnabar Theater and Golden Hills 4-H Club at a crab feed. In addition to food, there will be a shrimp boatful of grab baskets. Cost is $40 in advance only: call Cinnabar at 763-8920. Lagunitas Brewing is at 1280 N. McDowell Blvd.

Still hungry? Then hustle down to Risibisi starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, to dine and help out Mentor Me, Petaluma. The restaurant will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the nonprofit. Risibisi is at 1544 Petaluma Blvd. North. Reservations are an excellent idea: call 766-7600.

Did you save room for one more meal? That’s good, because from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, the Petaluma Woman’s Club offers up its annual, all-you-can-eat crab feed fundraiser. Tickets are $40 and available by e-mailing Louise Benanti at The Woman’s Club is located at 518 B St.

If your motto, or your children’s is, “So Many Books, So Little Time,” get thee to the Petaluma Regional Library. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, children’s books will be available at the February book sale. Adults need to wait until next week for great new reading material. The sale continues Feb. 6-9. The library is at 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Call 763-9801 or go to

Boomerang Gallery, inside Heebe Jeebe, presents a show by Sonoma County artist and native Petaluman Ricky Watts during February. Watts’ new work, finely detailed pen-and-ink, color-washed fantasies, premieres from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Heebe Jeebe is at 46 Kentucky St. Point your browser to for details.

Activist and playwright Eve Ensler, noted for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” is featured in the documentary, “Until the Violence Stops,” and talks about how the play grew into V-Day, an international grassroots movement to stop violence against females. The film shows at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at La Dolce Vita, 151 Petaluma Blvd. South. Cost is $5. Go to to learn more.

— Katie Watts