Your Weekend: November 1-November 4
The lush emotional honesty of Travis Hayes’ songs have earned him comparisons to Springsteen, Tom Petty and Ryan Adams. In concert, Hayes and his band put on a show rich with gorgeous musical ornamentation and sheer, musical magic. Experience it yourself at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. 4:20 p.m. No cover.
Timothy O’Neil, originally from Temecula, California (now a rooted-in-deep Sonoma County guy), plays music that is often categorized as Americana, but contains traces of bluegrass, folk, and that other hard-to-define category often called simply “singer-songwriter.” O’Neil Band has a new record out, bearing the title “T.O.B.” The recording features what O’Neal calls “steam-punk anthems and soulfully honest folk ballads,” tunes with an edge and a sense of humor, designed to give listeners “a hell of a good time.” Red Brick, 20 Second St. 8 p.m. No cover. RedBRickRestaurants.com.
Petaluma’s joyfully jamming Grateful Dead tribute band returns to the Twin Oaks Roadhouse for an evening groovy tunes and good vibes. First set 8:30 p.m. No cover. TwinOaksRoadhouse.com.
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival brings an abbreviated version of the Bard’s funniest comedy (go on, prove it’s not so!), as members of the company present “Comedy of Errors” at the Petaluma Regional Library. This is one of Shakespeare’s “twins separated at birth” plays, with a number of hilarious twists. Designed for families, this show will be a great way to introduce kids to the furious fun of good old Willy S. 100 Fairgrounds Dr. 2 – 3 p.m. Free.
Bluesy, swampy and packed with great lyrics and catchy melodies, the music of Swamp Thang is a blend of New Orleans soul and good old slushy, marshy rock and roll. Check them out when they slide on into the Big Easy this weekend. 8 p.m. 128 American Alley. BigEasyPetaluma.com.
OLD TIME MACHINE
From Southern California comes the entertainingly uplifting duo known as Old Time Machine, self-described as “a folk/old-time/blue-grass outfit hailing from the eastern regions of Los Angeles.” Amelia Card handles lead guitar, sharing vocals with Rosy Nolan, who brings on the banjo. Aqus Café, 198 H St. 7 p.m. No cover. Aqus.com.
‘2001: A SPACE
Stanley Kubrick’s ground-breaking science-fiction head-turner gets the big screen treatment courtesy of Boulevard Cinema’s weekly Flashback series.
12:30 and 6:30 p.m. This film screens again on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the same times.