For the third year in a row, it’s time for the ‘Howl,” a benefit for Altimira Middle School to be held at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event is named after the howl of the wolf, which is the schools mascot. The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be prepared by Chef Roget DeClerq, featuring a menu of beef stew over polenta along with bread, salad, appetizers and dessert, along with a vegetarian option. At 8 p.m., the music starts with the Cork Pullers followed by DJ Bubba and there is also a dance only option for folks that can’t make the dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Altimira Middle School office. For more info, call 415-860-5958.
Yoga Community is hosting a benefit for Sonoma Music Arts School on Saturday, Nov. 3. You may have read about the schools owner, Aldo Mosca in last weeks edition of the Index Tribune, and as the piece stated, Mosca isn’t about throwing benefits, so some of his buddies, including Rhys Wade are doing it for him. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with a flurry of local musicians until 10:30 p.m. Slated to be on the bill are Plan Be, Ten Foot Tone, JoyRide, Easily Distracted, Dawn Angelosante with Tony Gibson, Garen Patterson, Aldo Mosca and Deirdre Egan with Devra Wolfe. There will also be a number of silent auction items. Yoga Community is at 577 5th St. W.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has the Sonoma Mountain Band tonight, Nov. 2, for a special show that will include the latest CD release party from band guitarist Dave Hamilton, titled “Thinking about Time.” The night kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, it’s the always popular Andrew Freeman, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 4, there is a Celtic pub jam that goes of at 3:30 p.m. followed by Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly for an early show at 6:30 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows.
The Sunflower Cafe welcomes JoyRide tonight, Nov. 2, playing on the patio as part of the artist reception, featuring art from Jennifer Cabaud and wine tasting from Highway 12 winery. The event starts at 5 p.m. and there is no cover.
The Annex Wine Bar has a duo performing tonight with Sean Carscadden and Cliff Hugo, kicking off at 6 p.m. It is also “Fondue Friday” at the annex, with a variety of fondue choices. There is no cover.
The Kenwood Firemans Association is having a benefit party called the Farmhouse Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at noon at the Farmhouse in Kenwood. There will be food, drinks a silent auction, tye dye lessons where folks are encouraged to bring their own clothing to dye, Popo the Clown and live music from the Pulsators and the Timothy O’Neil band. There will also be a fashion show at 3 p.m. Children are free. The Farmhouse is at 9255 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood. For more info, call 337-0867.
Olive and Vine in Glen Ellen continues “Supper Club Sundays” this Sunday, Nov. 4, with a show that will feature Jon Williams, Jimmy Dillon and John Burdick. The music starts at 6 p.m. and Chef Catherine Venturini has a special bistro menu prepared.
It’s time again for the Dance for the Troops, presented by American Legion Jack London Post #489 at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at 6 p.m. The event features food and a full bar, and dancing to the music of the Moonlighters. Attendees are encouraged to dress in vintage military or ‘60s attire. All proceeds will fund holiday packages for the troops now serving abroad. Tickets are available at Eraldi’s Menswear or Reader’s Books, or at the door. For more info, call 935-9426.
The Kathmandu Corner welcomes Dan Martin tonight, Nov. 2, for an 8 p.m. show. Martin plays a unique style of classic reggae music. Saturday, Nov. 3, it’s Tim O’Neil, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, Nov. 4, the corner welcomes Tony Gibson and Dawn Angelosante for an early show, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sonoma Springs Brewing Company has Tom Martin tonight, Nov. 2, playing songs to get you inspired to go out and vote. Showtime is 7 p.m.
The Epicurean Connection presents Adam Traum, hot off his CD release show a couple weeks back, for a night of music that kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
The Plaza Bistro has jazz form Amanda King tonight, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. King is a classic chanteuse who performs little known gems from the ‘30s and ‘40s, as well as jazz standards and popular songs from the Great American Songbook. There is no cover.
The Whiskey Thieves are in Napa on Saturday, Nov. 3, for a harvest party at Vinoce Winery, starting at 3 p.m.
Dana Land and her “Sexytet” will be in San Rafael at Studio 55 on Saturday, Nov. 3, kicking off at 8 p.m.