JIM ADAMS DUO – RED BRICK GRAND OPENING
The newly dubbed Red Brick (formerly Graffiti Restaurant) officially opens with a grand opening party featuring music by the Jim Adams Duo, playing jazz, pop standards and Bossa Nova crowd-pleasers. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Red Brick, 101 2nd St. RedBrickRestaurants.com.
MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
Described as “dazzling,” “magical,” and “full of wonder,” this new animated film from Oscar nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (he directed “The Secret World of Arrietty” and worked on Studio Ghibli’s “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle”) gets a special one-night-only (two screening) sneak peek at Peteluma’s Boulevard Cinemas. The film, based on Mary Stewart’s pre-Harry Potter “The Little Broomstick,” follows a young witch learning to harness her powers at a mysterious school for witchcraft. Screenings at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $15. CinemaWest.com.
The San Francisco-based 70s hit-makers (“A Place in the Sun,” “Whatcha Gonna Do?” “Love Will Find a Way”) bring their breezy, dance-happy sound to the Mystic Theatre, with local opening band Dirty Red Barn. 8:30 p.m. $28-$30. Mystic Theater, 21 N. Petaluma Blvd. MysticTheatre.com.
Born of informal jam sessions in the living room of old friends Kurt Huget, Jesse Lee Kinkaid, and Mayne Smith, this San Rafael-based roots-country-folk band eventually drew in Dave Getz (Big Brother and the Holding Company), and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, who – along with Huget - co-wrote five songs appearing on Moonlight Rodeo’s latest CD “Rio Lindo.” Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy., Penngrove. 8:30 p.m. show. No cover. Twinoaksroadhouse.com.
EVERYDAYFREAK with THE PUBLIQUORS
Rohnert Park-based metal-punk-industrial rock quartet EveryDayFreak will be joined by Sonoma County’s punk-folk-metal rockers The Publiquors this Saturday at the Phoenix Theater. Also on the bill are Bavmorda and The Echoing. 8 p.m. $10. 201 E. Washington St. ThePhoenixTheater.com.
Born in the Bay Area, the sensational singer-songwriter-violinist Michele Lambert (probably best known for her pulse-pounding anthem “Warrior” and slinky YouTube video cover of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”) has been honing her musical chops in Nashville and Los Angeles, writing and recording and generally raising a musical ruckus. This weekend, she’s bringing her act to the Aqus Café, which had better have good roof insurance, since Lambert is likely to blow the roof of the place. 7 p.m. No cover. 198 H. St. Aqus.com.
CHARLES WHEAL BAND
Powered by a love of blues and roots music, Charles Wheal - formerly with the Mark Hummel Band – has been out on his own, making his own passionate, crowd-pleasing music with a first-rate band. Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. 3 p.m. No cover. Lagunitas.com.
As much fun as a birthday party grab-bag packed with prizes, the Rivertown Skifflers blend the goofball pleasures of a skiffle band (washboards, kazoos, and other music making oddities) with lyrics that tickle the brain and foot-tapping melodies that pretty much beg you to dance like the silly, happy fun-lover you are. The Big Easy, 128 American Alley. 7:30 p.m. No cover. BigEasyPetaluma.com.