Rock band
SMOKE & MIRRORS The Sonoma County rock band plays the Coyote Den on Saturday, July 6.

Duck Dash Festivities

Kids Parade, Duck Dash and Independence Day festivities at the Healdsburg Plaza on Thursday, July 4, from 10am to 1pm. But the annual fireworks show at Healdsburg High, was canceled by the city on Wednesday afternoon.

Raven in Windsor
The Raven Players plan to open their latest show on Friday, July 5, at the Windsor High School theater. They will stage Stephen Sondheim’s breakthrough musical, Company, weekends through Sunday afternoon, July 21. The newer, smaller theater promises a more intimate audience experience. Tickets $10 students, $40 general. 8695 Windsor Rd., Windsor.

Blackened Sabbath
Fishbone alum Norwood Fisher leads Trulio Disgracias in an electric eclectic tribute to English rockers Black Sabbath, home band of Ozzy Osbourne. They play Healdsburg on Friday, July 5, to pick up the pieces from the holiday. Tickets $25, $30 at the door, The Elephant in the Room is at 177 Healdsburg Ave.,

Farmers’ Market
The weekly Healdsburg Farmers’ Market gets underway in the West Plaza parking lot on Saturday, July 6, from 8:30am to noon. 

Oysters & Whites
The full name of this event is “Stars and Stripes, Oysters and Whites” but by Saturday, July 6, the bunting may be fading a bit. Not so the fresh bivalves from Hog Island Oysters and local wines from Mauritson. Live music and the perfect pairing at Dry Creek Kitchen, 2-5pm, $139 for the experience.

Smoke & Mirrors
Not a duo or quartet, but a sextet of Sonoma locals with a hands-on love of good-time classic rock. They play the Coyote Den on Saturday, July 6, starting at 8pm. The Mill Street venue has added Sunday Cornhole to its Trivia Wednesday and Karaoke Thursday calendar. Coyote Sonoma, 44F Mill St.,

Jazz Locals
Furthermore presents some of Healdsburg’s most reliable jazz talent this weekend, with sax professor Bennett Friedman on Friday, July 5, followed by guitarist Randy Vincent and bassist Chris Amberger the following day. Shows 5-8pm, no cover, at the downtown Furthermore Wines Tasting Lounge, 328-A Healdsburg Ave.

Artistic Anniversary

The Upstairs Art Gallery celebrates 27 years this month, with a “Timeless” exhibit of still-life oils by Luba Stolper, while Gail Morgan’s “Lighthearted” monoprints decorate the staircase. An artists reception will be held Saturday, July 6, from 2-5pm. It’s upstairs from Levin & Co. Books at 306 Center St.

Organ Jazz
Adam Shulman plays the keys, Robb Sudduth the sax and Jon Arkin the skins at Hotel Healdsburg’s Spirit Bar on Saturday, July 6. No cover, partial Dry Creek Kitchen menu available. 25 Matheson St.

Sundays at the Plaza
Guitarist Ahmed Drief plays Latin and flamenco on the Gazebo stage on Sunday, July 7, from 1-3pm. No cover, no crowds. Bring a picnic.

Healdsburg Tuesday
Tuesday, July 9, the Farmers’ Market is open from 9am to 12:30pm downtown on Plaza and Center streets. Later that same day, the Sam Grisman Project plays Dawg and Dead music, a.k.a. “Newgrass,” from the Gazebo stage from 6-8pm. Food vendors offer locally sourced food for sale starting at 5pm; complimentary bike valet services available.

Three Names
Luke Tyler Shelton comes up from L.A. to play the Second Story stage next Thursday, July 11—the stage is dark on Independence Day. His “soul-soothing rock and roll,” although it sounds like an oxymoron, has caught the ear of Shooter Jennings and other second-generation musicians. This free show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. 25 North St.,

Piedras Latinas
Latin-rock dance band Maya performs for the folks at Summer Night on the Green in Windsor, Thursday, July 11 (no show on July 4). Farmers’ Market 5pm, music 6-8pm.

Friday Night Live

Cajun and Zydeco rockers Tom Rigney & Flambeau will get the party going in Cloverdale for Friday Night Live, July 12 (no show July 5). Street fair 6pm, live music 7-9:30pm.Post events on the Tribune’s online calendar at and send special announcements to [email protected].

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Christian Kallen has called Healdsburg home for over 30 years. A former travel writer and web producer, he has worked with Microsoft, Yahoo, MSNBC and other media companies, usually in an editorial capacity. He started reporting locally in 2008, moving from Patch to the Sonoma Index-Tribune to the Kenwood Press before joining the Healdsburg Tribune in 2022.


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