Apr. 16: Blooming Brews in Sebastopol

Turning 70 this year and as popular as ever, Sebastopol’s Apple Blossom Festival needs no introduction, so this year we instead shine a light on another blossoming tradition in the making, HopMonk Tavern’s ninth annual Beer Blossom Festival that celebrates—what else?—beer! This community gathering starts up after the Apple Blossom parade and features a selection of suds, food and live music in the beer garden. Soulful Sonoma County rock band Kingsborough headline the afternoon, unleashing new music and old-school jams alike. Royal Jelly Jive join them and other local acts to bask in the beer on Saturday, April 16, at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. Noon. Free admission. 707.829.7300.