Shaken, stirred, mixed, blended… whatever it takes. Local mixologists will employ all the tricks of the trade in the 5th annual Sonoma Bar Battle, Saturday. October 8, 6 p.m., at the Sonoma Veterans Building. With the title of “Sonoma’s Best Bartender” at stake, the cocktail throw-down will include food and live music, all to benefit The Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor #111 and the American Legion Jack London Post #489. $35 at the door. Ages 21 and older. Sonomabarbattle.com.