BEAR NATURE A polar bear surveys his diminishing domain in this photo from Healdsburg's David Hargreaves, who will discuss ‘Photographing Wild Places’ at CraftWork on Jan. 18. (Photo by David Hargreaves)

Rootstocks: Local rock and blues favorites from Sonoma County. Friday, Jan. 13, 7-10pm, no cover. At Coyote Sonoma, 44f Mill St.

Eric Long Band: San Francisco Americana artist at Elephant in the Room, Friday, Jan. 13. 177A Healdsburg Ave., 9pm, $10 cover.

Winter Wine Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, 30th Anniversary Winter Tasting event along the Wine Road. $95 Weekend, $75 Sunday Only, $10 designated drivers (no Saturday Only ticket available). A detailed program available at See story this issue.

Drum Beat: The history and tradition of the Afro-Peruvian “cajon” drum, presented by Juan de Dios Soto, founder of the Tradición Peruana Cultural Center, at Healdsburg Regional Library, Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11am.

Fresh Veggies: San Diego-based experimental four-piece “micro brass” band, Saturday, Jan. 14. At Elephant in the Room, 177A Healdsburg Ave, 9pm, $10 cover.

Organ concert: Paul Blanchard, director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Healdsburg, plays a concert of pipe-organ selections for the public at 5pm, Sunday, Jan. 15. Free.

Arctic Photography: David Hargreaves shares images and stories of landscapes, seascapes, icescapes and wildlife from Greenland, Iceland and Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5:30pm, plus networking happy hour with a local wine partner and curated chefs. $40, or $10 members. CraftWork, 445 Center St.

‘Cesar Died Today’: Original play by Gabriel Fraire and John Fraire. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 19-22, various times. Tickets $25, students $10, at the Raven Performing Arts Theatre, 115 North St. See story this issue.

String Quartet: The eclectic, highly polished Beo String Quartet, trained in the classical tradition, also knows their way around contemporary expression from Bach to Mazzoli. Friday, Jan. 20, at 222 Healdsburg Ave. $35-$75, 

Charlie’s Back: Local blues performer Charlie Musselwhite returns to town to open for the Blind Boys of Alabama on Friday, Jan. 20, 8pm at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Tickets at

Music in Schools: Healdsburg Jazz begins its 25th anniversary year with a free development workshop open to all teachers, teaching artists and administrators on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Healdsburg Regional Library at 11am. Artistic director Marcus Shelby and education coordinator Stella Heath will unveil plans for educational programming in the community, classroom and after-school. 

Comedy Night: Return of laughs at Coyote Sonoma, Saturday, Jan. 21, 7-9pm. No reservations; first come, first seated. Details to follow at; 44f Mill St.

City Council: Regular Monday meeting, Jan. 23. Anticipated agenda includes appointment of new planning commissioner, presentation of Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Meets at 6pm at City Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., or one may watch at

Homeless Village: Grand opening of the L&M Village on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 4pm. Details to be announced.

Blues at the Raven: English blues guitarist Matt Schofield, Thursday, Jan. 27, $25 and $40. Raven Theatre, 115 North St., 7:30pm. 

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