THE LONE BELLOW Brooklyn alt-folk trio plays Second Story at Little Saint on Monday, March 25, with Jonny ‘Dad Country’ Fritz.

Barrel Room Music
Live music continues at Hudson Street Wineries on Friday afternoons, from 5-8pm. $5 cover for a danceable way to end the work week at 428 Hudson St. March 22 is Rock on a Roll; for more see the season’s schedule at

Celebrating Nowruz
Persian New Year is celebrated on Friday, March 22, at Baci Café and Wine Bar. Chef Shari prepares a traditional feast around Ghormeh Sabzi, a fragrant stew widely popular across Iran. Price $125 without beverages, tax or gratuity. Baci is located at 336 Healdsburg Ave., call (707) 433-8111 for information or reservations.

Young Orchestra
The Young People’s Chamber Orchestra, featuring a dozen talented youth from the Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education, in performance on Friday, March 22, 7:30pm at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

Mama Said
This Napa-based, female-fronted classic rock band revitalizes the classics at Coyote Sonoma, 44f Mill St., on Friday, March 22. Showtime 8pm, tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door.

Emerald City Blues
Dorothy rides a tornado into Oz, where she joins forces with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion to rid the Emerald City of its tyrant. This Raven Players production of the musical The Wizard of Oz features two casts to maximize the fun for actors and audience alike. Begins Friday, March 22, and continues weekends through Sunday, April 7. Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St.;

Space Racism
In conjunction with Sonoma County NAACP, AVFilm Studios presents two films on Saturday, March 23, pertinent to Black History Month. At 1pm, The Space Race explores the little-known stories of the first Black pilots and engineers who were pioneers of NASA’s space program. At 4pm, Origin dramatizes Isabel Wilkerson’s journey to write the book Caste about the roots of racism. Each show is free, but donations are encouraged. Screenings are at 375 Healdsburg Ave, Ste. 200.

Spirit Jazz
The Chris Amberger Trio includes vocalist Kevin Durkin and Greg Jacobs on piano. They explore African-American music with bop, blues and Euro harmonic textures in the Hotel Healdsburg’s lobby bar, the Spirit Room. Saturday, March 23, 6-9pm at 25 Matheson St.

City Goals Setting
A six-hour session of the City Council to discuss their goals for the coming year, July 2024-June 2025, will be held at the Villa Chanticleer Annex, on Monday March 25, from 9am to 3pm. This is an open public meeting, but it will not be available on Zoom.

Dad Country Plus
Jonny Fritz, Mr. Dad Country himself, shows up at Second Story on Monday night, opening for  the Lone Bellow, a Nashville-based trio (Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, Kanene Pipkin) known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance. Show is March 25, 6-10pm, at 25 North St. Tickets $45 if available, at

An evening of 10-minute readings of plays being considered for production by the Raven Players—six playwrights, six stories, six wildly different theater experiences. Free, 7pm on Monday March 25, at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 334 Center St.

Planning Commission
The city’s Planning Commission returns to its consideration of the city’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance at 6pm on Tuesday, March 26, at 401 Grove St.

Sonoma All-Stars
Local musicians KC Mosso, Spike Sikes, Steve Pile and Levi Miller play together as Crowbot on Tuesday, March 26, at Mosso’s Elephant in the Room, 177a Healdsburg Ave. $10 cover, show starts at 8pm.

Crafted Conversation
The lecture about the Pepperwood Preserve scheduled for Craftwork on Thursday has been canceled.

Women’s History Concert
The Healdsburg Jazz Artist in Residence is trombonist Natalie Cressman, who will present a Women’s History program on Friday, March 29, about trombonist and composer Melba Liston. At Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St., 5-6pm.

Blue Notes
Stella Heath & Friends channel the jazz greats on Thursday, March 28, at Furthermore Wines, 328A Healdsburg Ave. Starts at 5pm.

City Offices Closed
On Friday, March 29, as happens every two weeks, the city of Healdsburg closes its offices at City Hall, but work continues for Public Works and Building inspections. To schedule a Public Works inspection call (707) 547-0556, for Building inspections call (707) 431-3346.

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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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