.Art, Tunes, Laughs, and the Biggest Little Parade

Ross

Noble Art

The Marin Art and Garden Center presents “Noble Art: Creativity & Community in the College of Marin Fine Arts Department,” a celebration of some of the most exciting and influential artists who have taught in the College of Marin fine arts department. Featured artists include Betty M. Wilson, Carole Beadle, Chester Arnold, Bill Abright and Allan Widenhofer. The works, guest curated by Twyla Ruby, span painting, sculpture, ceramic and fiber arts, and are on exhibit through Aug. 27. Gallery hours are 10am to 4pm, Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 4pm, Sunday, at the Studio at Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross.

Petaluma

School Tunes

The 16th Annual Petaluma Music Festival returns, featuring 14 genre-spanning artists on three state-of-the-art stages. Merch, food and refreshments will be available from local vendors, and all proceeds benefit Petaluma’s public elementary and secondary school music programs. Top of the bill is Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and legendary ska band The English Beat. Other notables include the Brothers Comatose, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Royal Jelly Jive and Stroke 9. The fest runs from 11:30am to 9:30pm, Saturday, July 29, at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma. Tickets are $25 to $169 and available at petalumamusicfestival.org.

Napa

Comedy Kick-Off

Napa’s own Lucky Penny’s Summer Series opens with comic up-and-comer Myles Weber, a past winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, live on stage for two nights of comedy at 7:30, Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1. Weber was recently chosen Best of the Fest at the Burbank Comedy Festival, the Big Pine Comedy Festival, and twice at the SLO Comedy Festival. He also boasts over 7 million hits on YouTube. Comedy show producer John Fox declares, “Myles has a comedic magnetism that’s right up there with Robin Williams.” All seats $25 (full bar available, no drink minimum). The venue is located at 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. For more information, visit luckypennynapa.com.

Penngrove

Little Parade

Going strong for 47 years, the annual Penngrove Parade, known as “The Biggest Little Parade in Northern California,” begins at 11am, Sunday, July 2, in downtown Penngrove on Main Street. In addition to the parade, from 12 to 4pm there will be BBQ, games for kids and live music performed by Train Wreck Junction in Penngrove Park, 11800 Main St. “It’s as small-town America as you can get,” exclaim the organizers. “And, it’s blissfully under one hour!” The event is the largest annual fundraiser hosted by the nonprofit Penngrove Social Firemen. Funds help maintain the Penngrove Clubhouse and Penngrove Park, and support local groups. No dogs or outside food and drink in the park.

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