FARM TRAILS CANCELLED
Sonoma County’s annual Farm Trails event, in which farmers open their gates, farms, barns, dairies, ranches, vineyards and produce stands, initially planned for this weekend, then postponed, has now been canceled for 2017. For information on Farm Trails, and to check for updates, visit Farmtrails.org.
LUMAFEST CANCELED AT SRJC CAMPUS
The Petaluma campus of the Santa Rosa Junior College has anounced a cancelation of its bustling annual open house, originally scheduled for this weekend. Information about new dates will be forthcoming,
‘THE GRADUATE’ SCREENS AT ELLIS AUDITORIUM
As SRJC’s Fall Cinema Series continues, the Petaluma Film Alliance presents Mike Nichols’ game-changing comedy-drama ‘The Graduate,’ the film that launched Dustin Hoffman to stardom, and gave us some timeless tunes by Simon and Garfunkel. ‘The Graduate’ won best director Oscar for the late Nichols, and is considered (according to Film Alliance founder and SRJC film instructor Mike Traina) to be one of the best crafted movies in the history of cinema. The screening begins at 7 p.m. and will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a lecture courtesy of Traina. Wednesday, Oct. 18. $6 ($5 for students). Carole L. Ellis Auditorium, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway.
CREEPY AUTHOR AT COPPERFIELD’S
Copperfield’s monthly celebration of the weird and the strange continues as host Ross Lockhart interviews first-time author Brian Allen Carr, presenting his apocalyptic novel “Sip,” in which the world has all-but-ended after mankind discovers that humans can get high from drinking their own shadows. Friday, Oct. 20. Copperfield’s, 140 Kentucky St. 7 p.m. No cover.
ART VS. LIFE AT IDEA LOUNGE
Two speakers, one from the arts, one not. The fall season of this popular monthly event has moved to Della Fattoria’s new Della Lounge (143 Petaluma Blvd. N.). October’s Idea Lounge features Kristie Sheppard (representing Art), delivering a mini-lecture titled “Confessions of a Museum Director,” and Warren Dranit (representing Life), speaking on “The Legal Right to Create: Intellectual Property vs. Free Speech.” Sponsored by the Petaluma Arts Center. Thursday, Oct. 19. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m., and the ideas flow at 7 p.m. $18. PetalumaArtsCenter.org.
‘BEN HUR’ AT THE VINE
If you happened to catch the recent remake of “Ben Hur,” shake it off and prepare to be dazzled by the original 1959 version starring Charlton Heston. “Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” was directed by William Wyler, and won a miraculous 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, and Best Director. It remains one of the most spectacular epic films ever made. Catch it again in all of its 3½-hour glory on Friday night, Oct. 20, at The Vine church, 1129 Industrial Ave., Suite 208. There will be an intermission, and donations, while not required, will be gratefully accepted.