Your Weekend: October 4-October 7
THE VESPERTINE ORCHESTRA
Best described as playing “avant circus rock,” the Vespertine Orchestra is among the North Bay’s most inventive and addictive musical ensembles. Founding member Sadie Sonntag says, “It’s kind of punk, kind of electronic, and kind of classical. It’s hard to explain — but it’s super cool.” See and believe at the Big Easy, 128 American Alley. No cover. BigEasyPetaluma.com.
THE PEACH THIEVES
This delightfully inventive duo play clever, reclaimed and reinvented cover songs from the last 40 years of top ten hits. This weekend, they strut their stuff at Rosen’s 256 North. 8 p.m. No cover. 256 N. Petaluma Blvd. 256North.com.
DYLAN CHAMBERS &
THE MIDNIGHT TRANSIT
Petaluma’s own Dylan Chambers — the son of Lester Chambers, of the Chambers Brothers fame — plays the Roaring Donkey this weekend, with his band The Midnight Transit, and opening band The Kitchen Knights. 146 Kentucky St. Show begins at 9 p.m. No cover. Roaring-Donkey.com.
STEVE PILE BAND
Steve Pile serves up tasty delta blues, slathered in a sauce drawn from country music, African rhythms and long, beautiful, meandering jams that are as much fun to watch as to hear. Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Blvd. First set 8:30 p.m. No cover. TwinOaksRoadhouse.com.
The 60th annual Petaluma Whiskerino will take place this Saturday at the Phoenix Theater. Free to attend, the annual crowd-pleaser is an eye-popping showcase of elaborately coifed beards and mustaches in a celebration of hirsute ornamentation and over-the-top facial hair architecture. The Phoenix Theater, 21 Washington St. 2-5 p.m. No cover. ThePhoenixTheater.com.
The wondrously improvisational, indie-rock jam band known at the Casual Coalition got its start at Terrapin Crossroads, the Marin-county venue own by The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. The band features Brian Rashap, Craig MacArthur and Scott Guberman, and a rotating roster of world-class players. Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. 3 p.m. No cover. Lagunitas.com.
John Carpenter’s 1978 suspense masterpiece returns to the big screen, putting psycho-killer Michael Meyers back where he belongs. This is the one that kick-started a whole genre of “unstoppable murderer” flicks, and made a star of Jamie Lee Curtis. As part of its popular Flashback Cinema series, the Boulevard Cinemas brings “Halloween” back to theaters. It’s a perfect way to warm up for October 19’s much-anticipated release of “Halloween 2018,” in which Curtis stars as the (now 40-years-older) babysitter, who’s been waiting four decades to go face-to-face with Michael again. And so have we. Boulevard Cinemas, 200 C St. 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. The movie re-screens at the same times on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Cinemawest.com.
ONYE AND THE MESSENGERS
This 10-piece Afro World Beat dance band is fronted by Onye Onyemaechi, a master percussionist from Nigeria. As a songwriter, Onyemaechi creates tunes and rhythms that are a celebration of the body and the soul. Red Brick, 20 Second St. 5-7 p.m. No cover. RedBrickRestaurants.com.