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April 1, 2023

Goings on in the ’Burg

A calendar of upcoming events in Healdsburg

Hospital District: The monthly board of directors meeting of the North Sonoma County Hospital District takes place on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1pm. The meeting will be held over Zoom only, and members of the public can access the meeting by using the link on the agenda, available at nschd.com. 

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

Solo Singer: Little Saint has reopened and will continue with Thursday shows at the upstairs Lounge. Anna Ash, who says of herself, “Serious songs, non-serious person,” will perform on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5pm. Little Saint is located at 25 North 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. Tickets available at raventheater.org. 

Out of Retirement: The Earl Thomas Duo shows up at the Elephant on Friday, 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 are available at healdsburgjazz.org. 

Climate Strategy: The City of Healdsburg’s ongoing Climate Mobilization Strategy holds its second workshop on Zoom to discuss proposals and options for the City to achieve greenhouse gas reductions in support of regional climate goals. Wednesday, March 1 from 6-7:30pm, via Zoom. Details at healdsburg.gov/cms.

Barrel Tasting: 45th 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.

Classic Soul: The Soulshine Blues Band rolls into town on Friday, March 3, for an evening of blues, soul standards and original tunes. Voted the “Best Blues Band” in the North Bay by the Bohemian. Show from 6:30–9:30pm, at Coyote Sonoma, 44F Mill Street. No cover.

Dancing Party: The Healdsburg Dance Collective (HDC) launches Saturday, March 4, at the Raven Performing Arts Theater with live dance performances by UPside Dance Company, dance films and live music with  local Americana band Mr. December. It’s all followed by a dance party with DJ Glitterfox. Starts at 7pm, tickets $25 adults, $25 kids, at healdsburgdancecollective.org.

City Council: Healdsburg’s elected council will meet on Monday, March 6, for their regular twice-monthly meeting. The agenda will be released a week before the meeting. 401 Grove St., 6pm, or view on facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

Parks and Play: The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission meets on Wednesday, March 8, at Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., 6pm, or view on facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

Goal Setting: A special meeting of the City Council will take place on Friday, March 10 from 9am–2pm. This is an open goal-setting session of the City Council. 401 Grove St., or view live or in replay at facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

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

Skate Saga: I, Tonya, a serio-comic film about the rivalry between Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) and Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver), will screen on Monday, March 13, at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Theater, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. AVFilms’ programming director Mike Traina will open with a 5:30pm discussion, film at 6. $15, $5 for students. 

Poet Laureate: Dana Gioia will read from his latest work, “Meet Me at the Lighthouse,” at the Healdsburg Community Center on Tuesday, March 14, at 7pm. Gioia, a Sonoma County resident, was the state poet laureate in 2016-18, and is a former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts. The reading is free.


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