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Ten days of local events

  • Ryan Restel gets above the crowd with the help of his father Brad during the 2012 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show. this year's show takes place on Aug. 17-18 at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Fri., Aug 16

Summer Nights at the Museum: The monthly event brings art, fresh food, live music, and more to a celebration held outside the Sonoma County Museum. Entry to the event is free, beer and wine tasting is $20. All ages. 6-9 p.m. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. summernightssantarosa.com

Aug. 16-19

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, see ‘The Greatest Show on Earth at the Oracle Arena in Oakland at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday. $12.50-$121.45. ticketmaster.com, coliseum.com, 510-569-2121.

Sat., Aug. 17

Chris Colfer: The Golden Globe-winning actor, who plays gay teen Kurt Hummel on the TV show ‘Glee,’ talks about his second children's book, ‘The Enchantress Returns,’ at noon Saturday at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Get signing pass with the purchase of the book from the Petaluma store only, or call 762-0563. copperfieldsbooks.com

Aug. 17-18

‘Wings Over Wine Country’: You’ll see up to 17 World War II P-51 Mustangs flying overhead, and more, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Blvd., Santa Rosa. $13-$18 in advance; $15-$20 at the gate; $5 age 6-12; age 5 and under free. wingsoverwinecountry.org. 566-8380, 575-7900.

Sun., Aug. 18

Farm to Fermentation Festival: Learn the basics of bacteria farming through fermented food demos, samples, classes, and more. VIPs can even take a break at the Libation Lounge and sip on cider, beer, mead, wine, and sake from local fermenters. $30-$55 adults, $25-$30 ages 13-16. Under 12 free. 11 a.m. Finley Community Center. 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. farmtofermentation.com

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