Summer is here and so are the dulcet tones of outdoor jazz. Every Sunday afternoon, stop by the Speakeasy Restaurant in Helen Putnam Plaza to find Live Jazz in Petaluma in full swing. Some of the best jazz musicians in the Bay Area are flocking to the plaza to play together, and there’s a new lineup every weekend. This Sunday come groove to Ken Cook on the piano, Luis Carbo on percussion, Michael Aragon on the drums and Chuck Sher on the bass. Live Jazz in Petaluma is organized by Chuck Sher of Sher Music Co., a music book publishing company with over 100 song and method books for jazz and Latin music. The next Live Jazz in Petaluma performance is Sunday, July 3 at the Putnam Plaza, 139-B Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. From 1:30pm-3:30pm. This event is free.
Teen Film Festival
The Sonoma County Library is hosting its second annual Teen Film Festival.Sonoma County teens ages 12-19 are invited to submit their own six minute film for a chance to win first, second or third place. Prizes include Best Buy and local cinema gift cards. All films must be conceived, written, shot and edited by teens from 12-19, who are residents of Sonoma County. Both individual and group projects are accepted. Adult guidance is allowed, as is adult acting, but planning and production must be completed by teens. Submissions are open through July 31. Films will be judged through Aug. 15 and winners announced Aug. 22. An in-person premiere of the winning films will be held Aug. 31 at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park. 7pm-8pm. This event is free. www.sonomacountylibrary.org
Marin County Fair
It’s a fair season for fair season! The 2022 Marin County Fair kicks off Thursday and runs through July 4. The theme this year is “So Happy Together” and includes outdoor entertainment such as headline concerts, jugglers, unicyclists, stilt walkers and interactive art experiences for attendees of all ages. Plein air painting, Irish dancing and fun runs are just a few of the activities. Returning fair favorites will include traditional carnival rides, the Global Marketplace, the Barnyard, food and drinks, and fireworks every night over the Civic Center’s Lagoon Park. The musical lineup this year is stacked, including San Francisco’s Pablo Cruise and Grammy-winning hip-hop group Digable Planets. The 2022 Marin County Fair opens June 30 and runs through July 4 at the Marin County Fairgrounds, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Early bird General Admission tickets are $20 until June 30, then $25 adults and teens, $20 seniors 65+ and children ages 4-12. Children under 4 free. www.fair.marincounty.org
Free Family Day
MarinMOCA is hosting another Free Family Day for those youngsters and their caretakers looking to explore the world of art. Come to the MarinMOCA art studio for crafting and art projects, led by one of MarinMOCA’s professional art instructors. The projects are different every time, and there’s always something to take home to remember the afternoon. Free Family Days accommodate four families at a time, to ensure Covid safety. Families can schedule at 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm. Free Family Day is July 10, in MarinMOCA’s art classroom, 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato. Classes from 11am-3pm. Free event. Registration is required. Call 415-506-0137, or email [email protected]. www.marinmoca.org.