THIEF Winemakers sample from the barrel using a 'thief' to pipette directly from it. Wine Road's 2023 Barrel Tasting is this weekend, March 3-5. (Photo courtesy Wine Road)

Jazz on the Menu

Dine out to support music programs in local  schools on Thursday, March 2,  from 5:30-8:30pm. Six participating restaurants donate 25% of food and beverage sales; each restaurant has live jazz in performance. Participating restaurants, musicians and other details at

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 $95 include Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Sunday only $75.

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 St. No cover.

Preschool Party

In partnership with Corazon Healdsburg and the sponsorship of First 5 Sonoma County, the annual Preschool Fair will be Saturday, March 4, from 10am-noon at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Free giveaways, raffles, children’s activities, preschool options and educational and community resources. Parents, preschoolers and siblings are welcome.

Landing Party

At Bacchus Landing, Saturday March 4 brings live music on the Piazza, from noon to 4pm, featuring Jacob Philip Benning. This is a free event and open to the public. Wine will be available from the eight on-site wineries, and wood-fired pizza can be purchased from The Market at Bacchus Landing. 14210 Bacchus Landing Way, Healdsburg.

Talking Party

TEDx Sonoma County returns to a live format on Saturday, March 4, from 1-4:30pm, after two years of virtual conversation. The talks are 18 minutes long, with local speakers discoursing on a global variety of topics. At the Jackson Theater, Sonoma County Day School. 

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—followed by a dance party with DJ Glitterfox. Starts at 7pm, tickets $25 adults, $25 kids, at

City Council

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

Parks and Rec

The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission meets on Wednesday, March 8, at Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., 6pm, or view on facebook/CityofHealdsburg. The agenda will be posted a week before the meeting.

DEI Meeting

“Living Together: Housing and Planning for a Better Healdsburg” is the third of five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion meetings, on Thursday, March 9, from 6:30-8:30pm. The web page at has full details. 

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. To be held at Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., or view live or in replay at facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

Community Band

The Healdsburg Community Band presents “Music at the Movies,at 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


The Poyntlyss Sistars is an eight-piece, female-fronted dance band with four-part harmonies and choreographic delivery. They’ll take over the Coyote Sonoma stage on Saturday, March 11, at 7:15pm; $10 cover.

Piano Prodigy

Alexander Malokeev, a young Russian pianist who shows preternatural mastery of classical piano techniques, will perform on Sunday, March 12, at 7pm, on The 222 stage, 222 Healdsburg Ave. He has recently played all the major music capitals of Europe despite the Ukrainian conflict, which he strongly opposes. Malokeev will be making his debut at Davies Symphony Hall later in the month. Tickets $50-$90 at 

Planning Commission

The City of Healdsburg Planning Commission meets on Tuesday, March 14, at 6pm. The agenda will be posted a week before the meeting. At Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., or view online at facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

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 5:30 discussion; film at 6pm. $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.

Green Friday 

The traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Concert will begin at 7am on Friday, March 17, for a round-the-plaza parade. Meet in the 400 block of Healdsburg Ave. at 6:30am, and wear green. From 10:30am-2:30pm in the Plaza, Healdsburg Kiwanis Club celebrates its 100th anniversary with performances and shenanigans including Irish games, music and dance.

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