What do Frank Sinatra and Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Journey have in common? Their hits are covered by Pop Fiction, the up to 11 piece dance-rock band playing Vintage Space this weekend. The stylish Santa Rosa venue known for its DJ nights also hosts live bands…so long as they know how to party. Whether DJ or band, to party at this club means to dance, dance, dance to everything from this band’s specialties of disco, hard rock and funk of the ’70s to the ’00s. 8pm Friday, Oct. 13, Vintage Space, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Free for early entry with RSVP. vintagespacesr.com/event/pop-fiction-10-13, $20 at the door. 21+.
The Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio performs at 4pm, Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Occidental Center for the Arts in what promises to be a rousing afternoon show. Tickets are $24 to $30 and available via occidentalcenterforthearts.org or at the door. This event is scheduled in the amphitheater; however, rain will move the performance indoors. For outdoor seating, bring a cushion or low-backed chair. Refreshments are available, and the art gallery is open during intermission. The center is located at 3850 Doris Murphy Ct., Occidental. 707.874.9392.
Author Rebecca Sacks’ new novel explores the tensions in contemporary Israel through a classic tale of love and betrayal. The Lover portrays the complexities of an insider/outsider love affair that raises questions about conflict and war. At an author event at Book Passage in Corte Madera, Sacks will read and take questions about her depiction of the trials of a Canadian woman and an Israeli soldier in love during war. 11am Saturday, Oct. 14. Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
In 1978, Kremikovtzi Steel Plant in Bulgaria was essentially a forced labor camp. In the new drama film, In The Heart of The Machine, humanity thrives in even the harshest, darkest conditions. Directed by Martin Makariev, the movie, showing at Jarvis Conservatory, tells the story of a group of prisoners transformed over the course of one incredible day. Two shows, 4pm and 7pm, Saturday, Oct. 14. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa. In Bulgarian with English subtitles. $15.