ON THE ROAD AGAIN Ken and Barbie (Ryan Gosling, left, and Margot Robbie) head for the Academy Awards party at the Raven on March 10, after making a stop at the Healdsburg Museum on March 9.

Jazz Dinners
Healdsburg Jazz brings back its fundraising benefit, “Jazz on the Menu,” on Thursday, March 7 — 25% of food and beverage sales go to the organization’s education programs. Participating restaurants are Baci, Chalkboard, Lo & Behold, Spoonbar and Valette. From 5:30-8:30pm, live music will accompany diners. More information at healdsburgjazz.org.

Wild Men Upstairs
A quintet from New Orleans, the Deslondes present a disheveled set for Healdsburg audiences, following the opening act of Skyway Man in this unusual evening at Second Story, Thursday, March 7. Free, doors at 6pm, show 7pm. Upstairs at the Little Saint, 25 North St.

‘Rickshaw Girl’
A “first Thursday” presentation at The 222 presents Rickshaw Girl, a Bangladeshi film about an artistic young woman looking for financial salvation. Producer Eric Adams will be on hand to present and discuss the film, Thursday, March 7, 7pm at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Tickets $20 at the222.org.

Neil Diamond Superstar
Nationally touring production celebrating the songs and styles of Neil Diamond, with Jack Wright and the Heartlight Band. It will take over the stage on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 pm. Tickets $35-$50, online or at the Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North St.

Reed Pulling
Join volunteers from Rotary District 5130, high school interact clubs, and city council members from Healdsburg, Windsor and Santa Rosa in a morning challenge of removing invasive Arundo donax. Note that the area will likely be wet and muddy.  Please wear footwear that is durable and water safe. Meet at 9am at Veterans Memorial Beach parking lot, plan to say until noon. Sign up at the bottom of the page at givingtime.org.

Barbie’s Birthday
Barbie’s big weekend starts Saturday, 11am to 3pm, at the Healdsburg Museum’s special exhibit downstairs. Raffle prizes, a photo box, Barbie bingo and refreshments. “Feel free to bring your Barbie and dress in pink!” Free, donations accepted, 221 Matheson St.

Rainbow Jazz
The house band at Furthermore Wines is the Rainbow Jazz Collective, a quartet playing standards and more on Saturday, March 9, from 5-8pm. It’s free at 328-A Healdsburg Ave.

Spirit Bar
On Saturday, March 9, the Susan Sutton Trio plays original music, treasured standards and tunes rarely played. Sutton (piano), is joined by Piro Patton (bass) and Kevin Dillon (drums). Free, from 6-9pm at the Spirit Bar, Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St.

Movie Music
The Healdsburg Community Band performs the screen music scores of John Williams, whose action and science-fiction films with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and others have won 25 Grammy Awards, five Academy Awards and multiple other accolades. It’s Saturday, March 9, at 7pm. Free, but donations welcome.

Pop Fiction
The aptly named dance band Pop Fiction delivers nonstop hits to packed dance floors wherever they go, and they’ve set their sights on Healdsburg’s Coyote Sonoma for Saturday, March 9. Tickets $20, show at 8:30pm. Check out coyotesonoma.com/upcoming-events for more shows at 44-f Mill St.

Oscar Evening
Sunday, March 10, the Oscars are live via simulcast from Hollywood to Healdsburg, thanks to AVFilm. They used to do this at the Clover Theater, now it’s at the Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St., starting at 4pm, $15.

Ghana Music
Hear the hypnotic sounds of the kora, a stringed West African instrument, as played by Jali Bakary Konteh, on Sunday evening, starting at 6 pm. It’s $15 cover at Elephant in the Room, 177 Healdsburg Ave.

Monday Singalong
Hey kids, how about some tunes? Join Farmer Arann Harris for a Monday morning, March 11, performance tailored for youngsters and their guardians as he performs musical tales of farm life. Tickets $25 for adult and first child (additional children $5). Starts at 10am at Second Story, upstairs at Little Saint, 25 North St.

Recycling Success
Innovators are reducing waste in Healdsburg. Listen to their remarkable stories and learn more about how to create a circular economy, at the Monday, March 11, meeting of Climate Action Healdsburg, 6pm at the Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave.

Planning Commission
The influential Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, March 12, to discuss zoning, permitting, development and exclusions on ongoing projects in Healdsburg. Meeting starts at 6pm, 401 Grove St.

Parks and Rec
Healdsburg’s Parks and Recreation Commission holds its March meeting on Wednesday, March 13, starting at 6pm in Council Chambers, 401 Grove St.

City Offices Closed
On Friday, March 15, like 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, Building inspections call (707) 431-3346.

Upcoming at DCK
Pigs & Pinot, the annual celebration of pork and pinot noir, is a hot ticket in the wine world. Chef Charlie Palmer oversees the high-palate fun at Dry Creek Kitchen on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16. Check in at Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St.

St. Patrick’s Day
Sunday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. Once-a-year Irish enjoy the early morning parade around the Plaza at 7am, then adjourn for a morning nap before returning to the Plaza for more shenanigans, 11am to 2:30pm.

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