DON MIGUEL RUIZ
The inspirational author of the 1997 international bestseller “The Four Agreements” will be in Petaluma for a conversation with his son Don Jose Ruiz, an accomplished storyteller and Toltec shaman. Don Miguel Ruiz’s new book, “Wisdom of the Shamans,” is a collection of stories and lessons from his family’s oral tradition. Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 S. Petaluma Blvd. 7 p.m. Tickets $40 (admits one and includes a copy of the new book), $50 (Admits two and includes a copy of the book). Purchase tickets at the door, at Copperfield’s Book or online at CopperfieldsBooks.com.
From Albuquerque, New Mexico comes Beloved, fronted by husband-and-wife David Climaco and Nikelle Garcia. Beloved is an up-beat, laid-back 70s-inspired ensemble of folk music veterans, with a sound reminiscent of Dylan, Springsteen, Lou Reed and The Band. Aqus Café, 198 H St. 7 p.m. No cover. Aqus.com.
This nine-piece rock-soul-funk ensemble is the epitome of the re-emerging and re-imagined California Soul sound, playing upbeat, good-time dance tunes with plenty of fun-to-watch energy, and lots of bold and bouncy musical panache. The Mystic Theater, 21 N. Petaluma Blvd. 8:30 p.m. $13. MysticTheatre.com.
With juicy lead vocals by Gabe Hertzig and excellent lead guitar from Paul Allen, Santa Rosa’s popular ’60s and ’70s cover band G Rex perform instantly recognizable dance tunes so infectious you should wear comfortable shoes even if you don’t plan to dance — because with music this good, you may end up dancing anyway. Penngrove Pub, 10005 Main St., Penngrove.
With an Afro-Cuban name that means “fun good times,” Batacha plays hot, high-spirited salsa dance music with a large ensemble made of veteran musicians from Cuba, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and the U.S. Red Brick, 20 Second St. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover. RedBrickRestaurants.com.
Brothers Ted and John Siegel are the Deltaz, a constantly touring folk-rock-blues act whose music straddles a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk. Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. 3 p.m. No cover. Lagunitas.com.
ISABELLE ALLENDE & MICHAEL KRASNY
In yet another high-profile literary conversation this weekend, Isabelle Allende, the bestselling author of ‘The House of the Spirits’ and others will be in conversation with Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s ‘Forum’ and the author of “Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means.” The event is sponsored by Literacyworks. 4 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.) at the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Petaluma SRJC campus, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway. Free (though reservations are required due to limited seating). Seats reserved through CopperfieldsBooks.com or Literacyworks.org.
The riveting, super-charged performances of rock instrumentalist Angel Vivaldi are unusual in that the mesmerizing rock guitarist’s popular stage shows — like live soundtracks of awesome movies the composer-guitarist is seeing only in his head — feature no vocals or lyrics, just soaring melodies and scorching riffs that showcase Vivaldi’s powerhouse electric guitar mastery. His albums — from the 2011 breakthrough EP “Universal Language” to the recently released “Synapse” — have won him scores of fans and critical acclaim. Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St. 7 p.m. $15-$18. ThePhoenixTheater.com.