DIRTY CELLO Rebecca Roudman and her combo play Coyote Sonoma on Friday, Dec. 8.

The 74th annual Redwood Empire Invitational Basketball Tournament takes place this weekend, with both boys and girls high school teams from throughout the area in bracket competition at Healdsburg High School. Games began Wednesday, Dec. 6 and continue daily with championship games on Saturday, Dec. 9. All games at the high school at either the East Gym or Smith Robinson Gym.

The City of Healdsburg will host a First Night of Hanukkah candle lighting at the Healdsburg Plaza on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4:30pm. All are welcome.

City Offices Closed
The Community Development Center and City of Healdsburg offices will be closed on Dec. 8. Closure reduces utility and facility use costs by closing some facilities. Public Works and Building inspections will be available.

Dirty Cello
Combine the virtuosic wail of Jimi Hendrix, the soul of BB King and the fire of Bill Monroe, add a whole lot of cello, and it’s Dirty Cello at Coyote Sonoma. Friday, Dec. 8, from 7-10pm. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door, 44 Mill St.

Neon Blue
Nick Otis and Amre Leon Dana perform on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Furthermore Wine lounge in Healdsburg, 5-8pm. 328A Healdsburg Ave.

Farmers’ Market
The regular Saturday Healdsburg Farmers’ Market is Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8:30am to noon at the West Plaza parking lot. John Youngblood and Company will be on hand to play a little blues, swing and folk music. Final market this year is Dec. 23.

Community Chorus
Healdsburg Community Chorus’ Holiday Concert “Do You Hear What I Hear?” on both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 & 10. Starts 3pm at the Raven Theater, 115 North St. Tickets $20 at the door or online healdsburgchorus.com/concerts-tickets/.

POISED TO PERFORM The Healdsburg Community Chorus will return to the Raven Stage on Dec. 9-10 under the direction of David Martin (far right), with piano accompanist Stephen Riedel (left), for a holiday concert.

Peripatetic Photographer
Local photographer Andy Katz will share his 15th book, A Walk in the Park, with its images of 63 National Parks, from noon to 3pm on Saturday, Dec. 9, with library wines, local oysters and cheeses, pizza and Chamber friends. It’s at Setting Wines at 14210 Bacchus Landing Way. $75 per guest.

Hotel Jazz
The Anne Sajdera Trio performs standards, original compositions and the music of modern jazz masters. The pianist is joined by bassist Peter Barshay with Greg German on drums. Saturday, Dec. 9, 6-9pm, 25 Matheson St., no cover.

San Francisco’s Meli Levi is an alternative, americana, folk, indie, rock, songwriter-artist. She’ll be at the Elephant in the Room, 177 Healdsburg Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 9. $10 cover, 8pm.

Choral Program
The International Orange Chorale SF, named for the color of the Golden Gate Bridge, is an all-volunteer chamber choir devoted to performing established repertoire of all periods, with particular attention to contemporary music. Sunday, Dec. 10, 7pm at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets $25-$65 at the222.org.

DJ, cultural anthropologist and music journalist Jorge Bolaños will present the “History of Cumbia,” a South American music style that’s come to the U.S. as well. It’s Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6-7pm at the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St.

Wine World
Ray Isle, Food & Wine magazine’s executive wine editor, will showcase his new book, The World in a Wineglass, with a panel discussion and tasting in the Green Room at H2 Hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 5-6:30pm. Tickets $25-$60, at 219 Healdsburg Ave.

Parks and Rec
The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission has a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6pm at Council Chambers, 401 Grove St.

City Council
New mayor and vice mayor selected, and council appointments made at the last City Council meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 18, starting at 6pm. City Hall Council Chamber, 401 Grove St.

Americana “rock stone soup collaboration” from Cotati plays at The 222 on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7pm. Tickets $25 students to $65, available at the222.org. The 222 stage is located inside Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave.

City Offices Holiday
The City of Healdsburg’s offices at 401 Grove St. will be closed for the holiday season from Friday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Offices will reopen on Jan. 3 at 7:30am. Water, electric, wastewater or street emergencies call (707) 431-7000; for emergencies call 911.

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