Enjoy what’s been called one of the coolest cruise-ins in the North Bay from noon-3 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at Fourth and Sea Fish and Chips Restaurant at the corner of, where else, Fourth and C streets. The free, casual event features classic cars, food, music, a raffle and the presentation of the Sundae Cup trophy. Visit sundaycruisein.blogspot.com.
Disabled Art—or—Art by Disabled People: What’s the Difference? Anthony Tusler, CQ artist and wheelchair occupant, discusses and shows examples of the difference between disability art and art that is created by disabled persons at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28. Tusler includes his six-year project submitting art with disability subject matter to exhibitions for disabled artists, looking at curators’ and exhibitors’ attitudes about disability, disabled people and disability culture. The program repeats at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. Both talks are at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St. Call 762-5600 or visit petalumaartscenter.org. Suggested donation is $5.
Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal CQ offers his special sound – a mix of reggae, ska and samba rhythms – for an evening of classical Indian dance and ecstatic chanting with Nubia Teixeira CQ at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28. Uttal and Teixeira will be joined by guests Pam Maldonado, CQ yoga practitioner and the Kirtanyas, CQ call-and-response chanters. Tickets are $20-$40 and available at eventbrite.com. The Sunflower Center is at 1435 N. McDowell Blvd.
Come down to the Petaluma River and learn how to propel yourself and teammates around in small boats and other watercraft. This one-week camp is open to ages 12-18 and offers rowing, kayaking, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, stand-up paddling, and water safety instruction. The class is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, July 29-Friday, Aug. 2 and is offered by the North Bay Rowing Club at 645 Second St. Cost is $200. Go to petalumasmallcraftcenter.org.
Have a good time and help out the Petaluma Arts Center at an Art, Beer and Music Fundraiser at the Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary. There will be a silent auction, dancing by Ballet Folklorico Paquiyollotizin, CQ dinner by the Mexican-Italian foot truck Buon Appetito and lively music from HomeBrew and Learning Curve, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 762-5600 or go to petalumaartscenter.org.
Copperfield’s Books spotlights author Andrew Sean Greer, CQ author of “The Confessions of Max Tivoli,” discussing his new time travel novel, “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the bookstore, 140 Kentucky St. Copperfield’s BookClubbers are invited to a 6 p.m. pre-event mixer than includes appetizers, socializing, prizes and, of course, book talk with guests Ron Shoop and Jenn Ramage CQ from Random House. Visit copperfieldsbooks.com.
The Petaluma Historical Library and Museum welcomes back the popular family storytime – an event including stories, songs, fingerplays and feltboard fun, at 11 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8 and 15. The free event takes place behind the old oak tree behind the museum, at 20 Fourth St.
Make way for “The Shame of Tombstone,” a Petaluma Kids’ Theatre production. The melodrama, set in the wild, wild west of the 1880s, features dastardly devil Mortimer Harshly, sweet, innocent heroine Amanda Goodsort, the brave and stalwart Lt. Pete Bogg and dancehall gal Peachy Jam. Pianist Petaluma Pete joins the group with his singular style of tickling the ivories. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Aug. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at Clear Heart, 90 Jessie Lane. Tickets are $5 and available at brownpapertickets.com. For details, call 971-0677 or visit clearheartgallery.com.
Rock-country singer-songwriter Wolf Hamlin, CQ 2012 American Idol contestant, plays Friday, Aug. 2 at Pub Republic. Influenced by Willie, Cash, Hank and Waylon, Hamlin starts the music at 9 p.m. Pub Republic is at 3120 Lakeville Highway. Call 782-9090 or visit pubrepublicusa.com.
Patricia Driscoll, CQ author of the Cape Cod-set mystery, “Shedding Light on Murder,” discusses her book from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 in the Helen Putnam Community Room at the Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive. The event is free.
Time to get ready for the sixth annual Petaluma Music Festival, an afternoon and evening of music from noon-8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Among the musicians are Xavier Rudd, the Pimps of Joytime, Sean Hayes, the Stone Foxes, Stroke 9, Nahko and Medicine for the People, the Brothers Comatose and the Easy Leaves. CQ The festival takes place at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive. The event also includes wine and food tasting from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$75. Visit petalumamusicfestival.org for more information and advance tickets.