FRIDAY the 13th

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Come on up to the lab, and see what’s on his slab. It’s Time Warp time again at the Phoenix Theater. The madness begins at 11:30 p.m., and the Phoenix has decided to turn tonight’s show into a benefit for victims of the Tubbs fire. $10, The Phoenix Theater, 201 E. Washington St. ThePhoenixTheater.com.

WINE COUNTRY SPOKEN WORD FEST OPENING NIGHT GALA

The big weekend kicks off with a Gala Celebration at Della Lounge (141 Petaluma Blvd.) at 6 p.m., where mingling with the weekend’s storytellers, poets and professional word-users commences in style. Friday the 13th will then be observed appropriately with an evening of live ghost stories told around the campfire at Brewster’s Beer Garden (229 Water St.) at 11 p.m. Information on tickets and more at DavePokornyPresents.com/wine-country-spoken-word.

TAUK with KLOZD CIRCUIT

The New York-based all-instrumental jazz-funk/hip-hop/prog-rock band with the hard-to-pronounce name takes their new CD, Sir Nebula, out for a trippy spin around the U.S. of A, with a much-anticipated stop at Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre. Joining them is the Seattle-based dance band with a similarly confusing name (but an AWESOME sound) Klozd Sirkut. 8:15 p.m. show time. $15. Mystic Theater, 21 Petaluma Blvd. N. MysticTheatre.com.

SATURDAY

SARAH VOWELL, STEVEN CONNELL & BIL LEPP AT MYSTIC

Headlining the inaugural Wine Country Spoken Word Festival are best-selling author and Disney character Sarah Vowell (she’s the voice of Violet in ‘The Incredibles’), plus celebrated hip-hop poet-performer Steven Connell and West Virginia’s award-winning storyteller-and-professional liar Bil Lepp.

The mind-boggling evening of cutting edge wordsmithery follows a full day of performances and events featuring dozens of the best live storytellers and performance artists in the country, plus panel discussions and workshops.

The Headliner Finale begins at the Mystic Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 21 Petaluma Blvd. Information on tickets and more at DavePokornyPresents.com/wine-country-spoken-word.

SUNDAY

THE NEW COPASETICS

Propelled by the awesome and explosive power of simple, stripped-down acoustic music, the New Copasetics hit Brewster’s Beer Garden for an upbeat and high-spirited afternoon of rock-pop-Americana with hints of soul and who knows what else?

It’s all copasetic when the New Copasetics put it the world into musical perspective. Brewster’s Beer Garden, 229 Water St. 3 p.m. No cover.

BrewstersBeerGarden.com.