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December 8, 2023

Healdsburg Happenings

A calendar of upcoming events in Healdsburg

California Roots

The Coffis Brothers bring their NorCal roots rock to Elephant in the Room on Friday night, May 5, from 8-11.  Like most Elephant events, it’s $10. 177a Healdsburg Ave., elephantintheroompub.com.

Emergency Expo

Stop, drop and roll into the Healdsburg Fire and Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, May 6, from 10am to 3pm. Watch firefighters in action, see the Henry 1 helicopter, learn how to protect pets and home, attend preparedness workshops in English or Spanish. It’s at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave.

Music at the Piazza

Live music every first Saturday of the month at Bacchus Landing, including May 6 from noon-4pm. A preview of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, which will use this venue extensively in June. Wine available from seven wineries, plus wood-fired pizza. 14210 Bacchus Landing Way, next to the Humane Society.

Movie Nights

The Alexander Valley Film Festival holds a Plaza Cinema Center Celebration on Saturday, May 6. Picnic dinner, wine and music at the 371 Healdsburg Ave. courtyard at 6pm ($75), followed by a free screening at the Plaza of Little Richard: I Am Everything, a documentary about the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. Festival finale and awards reception at Longboard on May 7; full festival lineup at avfilmpresents.org/film-festival.

May Day

The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce throws an old-fashioned May Day Celebration on Sunday, May 7 from 11am to 4pm. Maypole dance, ballet folklorico, wine and beer, kids games and a Kiwanis rib cook-off. At Draxton Wines (formerly Clos du Bois Winery), 9410 Geyserville Ave.

Band Classics

Healdsburg Community Band Spring Concert will take the audience on a musical journey through compositions for military bands, swing bands and Hollywood ensembles. Tim Ellis conducts. Sunday, May 7, 3pm at Healdsburg Community Church, 1100 University Ave. Free.

Poetry Slam

The year’s second Bi-Annual Community Poetry Night at The 222, an evening of community poetry starting at 6:30. Free; all poets welcome to this open-mic format event at the Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave.

Hearing Plans

The Healdsburg Planning Commission reviews the latest applications during their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 6pm, at the Council Chambers, 401 Grove St. Agenda available on Healdsburg.gov. 

Parks and Rec

The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission meets on Wednesday, May 10, starting at 6pm, at City Council Chambers, 401 Grove St. Agenda available on Healdsburg.gov.

Salsa Dancing

The Santa Rosa Salsa Orchestra performs and leads salsa lessons and social dancing at Furthermore Wines, 328-A Healdsburg Ave., Thursday May 11,  5-8pm.

Houseful of Drama

Fans of Schitt’s Creek are encouraged to check out the classic Noel Coward play, Hay Fever, during its three-weekend run at the Raven Theater, 115 North St. Performances Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30pm, and Sundays, 2pm, through May 28. Tickets at raventheater.org.

Classic Rock 

Thirty years on, the Remedies still bring their classic rock, R&B and blues tunes to a smokin’ hot fever, featuring Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone. They’ll take over the Coyote Sonoma stage on Friday, May 12 at 8pm, 44-F Mill St.

Pop-Up Plant Sale

Join the Healdsburg Garden Club at West Plaza Park for a pop-up plant sale. Proceeds from plant sales help raise money for scholarships awarded to graduates of local schools. Saturday, May 13, 9am to 12:30pm, combined with Saturday Farmers’ Market.  

City Council

Healdsburg’s City Council will meet on Monday, May 15, for their regular twice-monthly meeting. The agenda will be posted a week before. Attend live at 401 Grove St., 6pm, or view on Facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

Farmers’ Market

The Healdsburg Farmers’ Market begins its Tuesday in the Plaza season on May 16, from 9am-12:30pm. Produce, flowers, cheeses, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat and more, celebrating the agricultural heritage of Healdsburg. Also in the West Plaza Parking lot on Saturdays, 8:30am to noon. 


Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience is Friday through Sunday, May 19-21. A la carte events include barbecue, champagne, caviar, pairings and cocktails seminars, celebrity chef demonstrations and an evening concert at Rodney Strong. Multiple charities benefit; no smoking, children or pets allowed. healdsburgwineandfood.com.


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