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YOUR WEEKEND AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3

Talking Dreads at the Mystic on Thursday night

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THURSDAY

TALKING DREADS

“Byrne down the house” with Talking Dreads, the super-hot reggae band devoted to the music of David Byrne and Talking Heads. Mystic Theater, 21 Petaluma Blvd. N. 8:30 p.m. $17. MysticTheatre.com.

FRIDAY

GARY & PRESTON

Gary Grubb and Preston Bailey perform inventive acoustic folk music that is guaranteed to raise a smile. Aqus Café, 198 H. St. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

From San Francisco, Void Where Prohibited play smoking-hot covers of favorite tunes from the “classic rock” catalog. Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745, Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove. 8:30 p.m. No cover. TwinOaksRoadhouse.com.

HENRY IV, PART ONE

Petaluma Shakespeare puts actors in trees, under structures and everywhere else, as the troupe presents ‘Henry IV, Part One,’ Fridays at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., on the green at the Foundry Wharf. 625 Second St. FREE. PetalumaShakesepare.org

SATURDAY

MARTIN BARRE

Jethro Tull guitarist Barre takes a jog through Petaluma (at 71, he’s still a regular runner), stopping at the Mystic Theatre with this post-Tull band, to sing original songs and some masterful reinterpretations of Jethro Tull classics. 21 Petaluma Blvd. N. 8:30 p.m. $25. MysticTheatre.com

MAN-BEAR-PIG

Proud providers of teenage angst since 2010, ManBearPig – named for a terrifying monster on an episode of South Park – this three piece band from Norwich, England, bring their of patented blend of Emo, punk, rock, and psychological collapse to the Phoenix Theater. HalphoriO (described as “two dudes attempting to sound like five dudes”) are their partners in musical accomplices, along with Over the Falls and Bitter Lake. 201 E. Washington St. 8 p.m. $8. ThePhoenixTheater.com

CABBAGEHEAD

Oakland’s eclectic jazz combo Cabbagehead mixes jazz-world classics with originals, blending surprising elements of other musical traditions (jazz-disco anyone?) into a wild night of music. Joining them at the Big Easy Hubble Trio and Kalei Yamanoha. 8 p.m. $5 cover. 128 American Way. Bigeasypetaluma.com

SUNDAY

KRCB PRESENTS AMY HELM

Folksinger-songwriter Amy Helm is so much more than just the daughter of music legend Levon Helm. She’s a masterful musician in her own right, and she’s coming to the Mystic to play songs and tell stories that will break your heart, open it up, and mend it again, all at the same time. 21 Petaluma Blvd. N. 8:30 p.m. $25. MysticTheatre.com