Marco Benevento

With a style that melds rock, jazz and soulful, playful experimentation, the New York-based pianist has been embraced by audiences at Bonnaroo and Carnegie Hall. Tonight, Benevento belongs to Petaluma (though he may-or-may-not wear the Beetlejuice suit). The Mystic Theater, 21 Petaluma Blvd. 8:30 p.m. $22. 765-2121.


Marty O’Reilly & Old Soul Orchestra

In a rowdy-happy-very-important benefit for UNICEF, Marty O’Reilly will join The Dixie Giants and Sebastian St. James for an evening of infectious music and making the world better for children. The Big Easy, 128 American Alley, 6:30 p.m.



Celebrating the release of their new CD ‘Volte-Face,’ Petaluma’s own indie- rock quartet (who met while music majors at SSU) take over the Phoenix Theater, 201 E. Washington St. 8 p.m. Tickets $10. 762-3565.

Derek Irving and his Combo

Retro rocker Derek Irving brings his amiably up-tempo rockabilly sound back to the Twins Oaks, 5745 Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove. 8:30 p.m. Free. 21-and-over.

Giant Steps benefit with DJ T-Shuffle

In support of the local equestrian therapeutic center, Petaluma’s Fabulous Women launch a must-attend benefit at Petaluma Athletic Club, 85 Old Corona Rd. Dance music by the eclectic DJ T-Shuffle (Tyler Whorton). Free to everyone, but bring money for hotdogs, beverages and various raffles and auctions. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s

National Blues Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Woods brings his patented jump-and-boogie jive back to town. Dress to impress and prepare to dance at Lagunitas Tap Room, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. 3 p.m.

CinnaGals Spring Concert

Cinnabar Theater’s all-female chorus presents Happy Together, a program of classical choral pieces and modern pop tunes, from Duke Ellington and The Turtles to works by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, and Bob Chilcott, to gorgeous settings of poetry from Petrarch and William Shakespeare. Sonoma Portworks, 613 2nd St. 6:30 p.m. $10 - $15.