Playing quirky, funky jazz jams with a laidback attitude and plenty of serious chops, this fun little Bay Area quartet brings its cool-of-the-evening vibe back the Big Easy this weekend. 7:30 p.m. No cover. The Big Easy, 128 American Alley. BigEasyPetaluma.com.
Sonoma County’s The Theory play bluesy, rocky originals with plenty of energy and strong desire to make the world want to get up and dance. Check them out, and plan to cut a rug (possibly on an actual rug) at Rosen’s 256 North. 7 p.m. No cover. 256north.com.
Catch a musical train to the land of Rhythm and Blues as harmonica player/singer Sean Parnell comes to Red Brick with his hard rocking band. 8 p.m. No cover. RedBrickRestaurants.com.
BAD MOTHER NATURE
From Sacramento, the rock band known as Bad Mother Nature released its debut EP, “Strange Weather,” earlier this year, and are hard at work recording a full LP length album. Their music is fun, frisky and infectious. Catch what they’ve got at the Twin Oaks Roadhouse, 5745 Old Redwood Hwy. First set 8:30 p.m. TwinOaksRoadhouse.com.
AUTHORS: BOATS ON THE BAY & THE WINTER SOLDIER
As part of Copperfield’s Books’ “Write in Your Own Backyard” series, Petaluma’s Cameron & Co. Books presents author Jeanne Walker Harvey, reading from and discussing her new book “Boats on the Bay,” a deliciously photo-heavy celebration of the various vessels that float about and travel across the San Francisco Bay. 2 p.m. Later the same evening, Copperfield’s hosts another of its ever-fascinating “Lit Nights,” this time with novelist Daniel Mason. His new work is “The Winter Soldier” (no, not the comic book character!), a story of WWI and an idealistic medical student trying to stay sane, optimistic and alive while working in a freezing battlefield hospital in the Carpathian Mountains. 7 p.m. Copperfield’s Book Store, 140 Kentucky St.
JEFF AUSTIN BAND
Promising an evening of “full tilt, no-stone-unturned, song-driven, experimental jam-grass music,” the Jeff Austin Band comes to the Mystic Theatre by way of Colorado. A founding member of the acclaimed Yonder Mountain String Band,” Austin is a world-class mandolin player, who’s shared the stage with such bluegrass legends as Sam Bush, Earle Scruggs, Jerry Douglas and Del McCoury. 8:30 p.m., $18. Mystic Theatre, 21 N. Petaluma Blvd.
Flashback Cinema presents Hitchcock’s 1954 suspense thriller about a man confined to his apartment with a broken leg (Jimmy Stewart) – who’s become a bit obsessed with spying on his neighbors from afar – as he teams up his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to determine whether a mysterious salesman across the way (Raymond Burr) has or hasn’t murdered his wife. 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Boulevard Cinemas, 200 C St. The movie screens again at the same times on Wednesday. Cinemawest.com.
There is a good reason that there are two exclamation points in the name “Flamenco! Live!” and if there were a logical way to work in a third, it would not be undeserved. Bringing the “fury and passion of Spain’s legendary Gypsies” to the Big Easy stage, this high-octane music and dance show features dancers Fanny Ara and Bianca Rodriguez, with guitarist Jason McGuire and acclaimed singer Roberto Zamora. 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). $20. The Big Easy, 128 American Alley. BigEasyPetaluma.com.