CLEAN-UP TIME In advance of Passport to Dry Creek, to be held April 26-28, Russian Riverkeeper, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley and the Dry Creek Valley Association gathered for their annual roadside trash pickup day on April 14. Approximately 30 pounds of recyclables, 800 pounds of trash, two refrigerators and two tires were removed, (Photo by Jenny Phan)

Passport Weekend
The annual Passport to Dry Creek is upon us, starting at 11am on Friday, April 26, and continuing until 3pm on Sunday, April 28. More than 30 wineries participate in the 33rd annual taste-around, from Tickets all-day $125, all-weekend $250. “Please drive responsibly.”

Classical Keys
On Friday, April 26, Ilya Yakushev returns to Healdsburg (he performed on the same 222 stage in 2022) to demonstrate his world-renown genius on the piano. It’s a birthday party, too: Rachmaninoff’s 150th; the 100th of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Arrive early for a pre-concert discussion at 6:45pm, the performance starts at 7:30pm. 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets $35 and $75, at

Opening Night
First films and events for the 10th annual AVFest, aka the AV Film Festival, which begins Friday, April 26. Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person screens at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center at 5pm, block part on Cloverdale Boulevard, 6pm-9:30. Films and event continue until May 5; see

Farmers’ Market
The Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market continues on April 27 and every Saturday until December. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, cheeses, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat and fresh eggs from local vendors. From 8:30am to noon in the West Plaza Parking Lot.

Community Chorus
“What the world needs now is love,” says Healdsburg Community Chorus director David Martin. He will lead the chorus in an afternoon of love songs, from the local to the global, at the Raven Theater at 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28. Tickets $20 at

Vocal Jazz
Singer Elaine Jennings shows up at Furthermore Wines on Saturday, April 27. Her music selection covers Nora Jones and Adele to classics from the Great American Songbook. From 5-8pm, no cover. 354-A Healdsburg Ave.

Brazilian Jazz
Hotel Healdsburg’s Spirit Bar presents the Harvey Wainapel Quartet on Saturday night, April 27, from 6-9pm. The saxophonist is joined by Matt Clark on piano, Doug Miller on bass and Bryan Bowman playing drums for some quality Brazilian jazz in the hotel’s lobby, at 25 Matheson St.

Something Different
AZ/DZ, an all-star metal tribute band with musicians from the Illeagals, Petty Theft and the Mother Truckers, kicks out the jams at Coyote Sonoma on Saturday, April 27. $20 in advance, show starts at 8:30pm, 44-F Mill St.

Palates and the Planet
Celebrate the book launch of The Good Eater by Nina Guilbeault at Little Saint on Sunday, April 28. She’s a Harvard-educated sociologist who studied the vegan lifestyle and became a passionate advocate. Guilbeault will speak with William Rosenzweig and sign copies of her new book. 11am-noon, 25 North St.

Dark Lives Matter
An improvisational hip-hop configuration with Kinglung and LCom will manifest at Elephant in the Room, Sunday, April 29, at 9pm. Only $5, 177-a Healdsburg Ave.

‘The Husbands’
Copperfields presents author Holly Gramazio, whose new book asks the provocative question: “If swapping lives is as easy as changing a lightbulb, how do you know you’ve taken the right path?” Held at Thumbprint Cellars, 102 Matheson St., on Thursday, May 2, at 6:30pm.

Barrel Room
The band Used Goods play the barrel room at Hudson St. Wineries on Thursday, May 2. From 5-8pm, $5 cover; food from Fogbelt and from SoCo Paella available. 428 Hudson St., at Front.

Fitch and Fido
Join Mike McGuire and the City of Healdsburg in celebrating the completion of the public access improvement project of Fitch Mountain, and the Villa Dog Park renovation, on Saturday, May 4.  The 10am-to-1pm event will include an opening ceremony, guided hikes of Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve, kids activities, live music and a lot of tail wagging.

May Day
Only five days late, Geyserville holds a May Day celebration on Sunday, May 5. Rib cook-off, beer and wine, plus a May Day queen, May Pole dancers and Ballet Folklórico. From 11am to 4pm at Geyserville Winery, 19410 Geyserville Ave.

Community Band
The Healdsburg Community Band will present another of their popular, and free, brass band concerts on Sunday, May 5, at 3pm. The program will include military band classics from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst, and a tribute to the Gershwin songbook and Henry Mancini. Donations are encouraged. Venue is Healdsburg Community Church, 1100 University Ave.

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