Oct. 9: Big Oktoberfest Bash at the Vets Building

If you’re looking at a way to support your local museum without having to abide the yucky, messy experience of “art”—heaven forbid!—then the Big Oktoberfest Bash is for you. With all proceeds going to the people who do care about that collection of twigs in the corner called a “sculpture,” the evening offers microbrew tasting, plenty of food from pizza to cherry pie, and music from Crazy Famous, the Spindles and DJ Paul Timberman. Get tipsy, rock out and suffer nary a whit of modern impressionism at the Big Oktoberfest Bash, benefiting the Sonoma County Museum, on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Veterans Memorial Building. 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. 5–9pm. $35. 707.579.1500.Gabe Meline

Sonoma County Library