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April 1, 2023

Goings on in the ’Burg

A calendar of upcoming events in Healdsburg

Family Dance: Healdsburg Elementary School (HES) students and parents of both the HES and Fitch Mountain campuses are invited for a night of music, dancing and family togetherness, Friday, Feb. 17. Held at Healdsburg High, 6-8pm; $10 requested donation gets the whole family in. Free refreshments and family photos.

Teen Sensation: Gas Money is a group of teens ages 16-19, hailing from the School of Rock in Santa Rosa. Friday night, Feb. 17, from 7-10pm, they perform a mix of Millennial rock plus original hits. Coyote Sonoma, 44F Mill St., 7pm. 

Citrus Fair: Cloverdale’s annual Citrus Fair is this weekend, from Friday to Monday, Feb. 17-20, starting at 11am daily. It began in 1892 and remains the earliest fair still held in California each year. Exhibits, displays, performances, carnival rides and the San Francisco Chronicle wine competition. Insider’s tip: Bring an umbrella; locals know it always rains. 1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale.

Buster Keaton: One of cinema’s early masters is featured in his silent classic, Sherlock Jr., accompanied by live music from the San Francisco Chamber Music Society String Quartet and pianist Stephen Prutsman. Also on the bill, the expressionist masterpiece, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, also with music. Saturday, Feb. 18, starting at 7pm at 222 Healdsburg Ave. 

Women Composers: San Francisco Fulbright music scholar Joy-Leilani Garbutt brings to life the works of the women composers of France’s La Belle Époque, played on the St. Paul’s Bigelow pipe organ, on Sunday, Feb. 19.  Free performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 Matheson St., starts at 5pm. 

City Council: Tuesday, Feb. 21, the council will meet in regular session, delayed a day due to the national holiday. The expected appeal over the city’s land use determination for the former Honor Mansion, now known as The Ruse, was withdrawn on Feb. 14 and will not be heard. Meeting begins at 6pm at City Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., and live at  facebook.com/cityofhealdsburg.

Fat Tuesday: Mardi Gras will be celebrated in Healdsburg jointly at Parish Café and the Elephant in the Room, with crawfish boil, beignets, wine, a Cajun food truck, music by the Blues Defenders, Spike’s Awesome Hotcakes and others. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-10pm, $25 adults, $15 kids. Southwest corner of Mill St. and Healdsburg Ave.

Tight Suits: That same evening, Feb. 21, T-Luke and his Tight Suits bring their mix of party music to Coyote Sonoma, 44F Mill St., from 6-9pm. No cover.

DEI Conversation: Second “encuentro” in Healdsburg’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) community conversations, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6:30-8:30pm. Subject is contemporary and historical experiences of the African-American community in Healdsburg. At the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave.

Exhibit Opening: “Healdsburg Volunteers and Visionaries,” highlighting the achievements of the Women’s Improvement Club, Smith Robinson and the Adopted Battalion, Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary and other community accomplishments, starts Thursday, Feb. 23 and continues Thursdays through Sundays to June 4. Healdsburg Museum, 221 Matheson St.

Sooner or Later: Dave Wakeling and The English Beat return to the Raven for their first post-COVID concert, featuring their signature blend of ska, rock and Motown on Friday, Feb. 24, 8pm. Tickets available at raventheater.org. 

Out of Retirement: The Earl Thomas Duo shows up at the Elephant on Feb. 24, a return to town for the blues singer from Tennessee. 9pm, $20 cover, 177A Healdsburg Ave. 

Fleetwood Mask: This Fleetwood Mac tribute group claims the endorsement of Mick Fleetwood. They’ll play Saturday night, Feb. 25, at 7pm at Coyote Sonoma, 44F Mill St., $35 tickets at store.wilsonartisanwines.com.

Black History Month: Three Healdsburg Jazz Black History Month events on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Raven Theater, beginning with a free 11am family show with the Destiny Muhammad Trio. That evening at 6:30, Marcus Shelby presents “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” followed at 7:30 by singer Terrie Odabi performing “Blues of Resistance” with her band. Tickets at healdsburgjazz.org. 

Climate Strategy: The City of Healdsburg’s ongoing Climate Mobilization Strategy holds its second workshop on Zoom to discuss greenhouse gas forecasts, talk about state and regional targets and help the city prioritize strategies to support the targets. Wednesday, March 1 from 6-7:30pm, details at healdsburg.gov/cms.

Barrel Tasting: The annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting will take place March 3-5 at 50 area wineries primarily in Dry Creek and Russian River appellations. Tickets at $95 include Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Sunday only $75. wineroad.com.

Community Band: The Healdsburg Community Band presents “Music at the Moviesat the Raven Theater on Saturday, March 11, 7pm. This free concert will feature selections from films such as West Side Story to La La Land and many others. More information at healdsburgcommunityband.org.


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