There is a debate among fans of baseball movies, pitting “The Sandlot” (1993) against the original “The Bad News Bears” (1976) as to which should take the trophy for Best Movie Ever Made About Kids Playing Baseball. If you need your memory refreshed, or feel it’s time your own kids were introduced to the cinematic joy of watching Smalls, Squints, Ham, Yeah-Yeah, and Benny go up against the baseball-eating Beast in old Mr. Mertle’s backyard, then take a blanket and some lawn chairs out to the Petaluma Community Center lawn, for an open-air screening of “The Sandlot,” with pre-show activities and fun beginning at 6 p.m. First pitch is at dusk.
JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS
Drink in the stripped-down Americana and lushly detailed songwriting of Texas-born musician Jeffrey Halford, as Lagunitas Brewing Company plays host to Jeffrey Halford and the Healers. A trained architect and carpenter, Halford has always felt the call of music, playing guitar on the streets around the corner from his Architecture school. His new album, “Lo-Fi Dreams,” has been critically acclaimed for its beauty, power and brilliant musicality. 4 p.m. No cover. 1280 North McDowell Blvd. Lagunitas.com.
Surfing in on a wave of high-spirited, lyrically inventive reggae-rock, Pacific Soundrise will bring its high energy vibes to the Twin Oaks Roadhouse for an evening of dance-ready covers and originals, guaranteed to leave happiness-seekers buzzing for days. 8:30 p.m. No cover. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove.
Raised locally in Petaluma, The Grain have quickly amassed a huge local following and are beginning to spread their superbly-orchestrated, guitar-driven American-rock fare to a wider audience, music-lovers equally hungry for tasty GMO-free tunes. The Big Easy, 128 American Alley. $5 cover. Bigeasypetaluma.com.
Take equal portions of Irish folk, country swing, up-tempo blues, and old-time, fiddle-and-guitar come-to-meetin’ crowd pleasers, and you have The Shots, a first-rate quartet of multi-instrumentalists pouring generous “shots” of eclectic Americana and more. Brewster’s Beer Garden, 229 Water St. 3 p.m. No cover. Brewstersbeergarden.com.