David Luning in concert
ARENA COWBOY Sonoma County Americana recording artist David Luning, seen here opening for Tedeschi Trucks in 2017 at the Orpheum, will play a more modest venue in Cloverdale at Friday Night Live on May 24. (Photo by Greg Vorobiov)

Can Someone Get That?
Dead Man’s Cell Phone closes its three-week run at the Raven Performing Arts Theater this weekend with its Sunday, May 26, performance. The Sarah Ruhl play ruminates about how we memorialize the dead. Curtain 7:30pm, 115 North St., tickets at raventheater.org.

HFFCA Fair & Parade
Healdsburg’s popular Twilight Parade rolls through town on Thursday, May 23, to kick off the annual Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair. Parade from 6-8pm, primarily on Center, Piper and Fitch streets. The Fair at Rec Park begins 6pm on Thursday, 9am on Friday and Saturday, and stays open until 10:30pm.

Second Story
Dad Country continues with Aoife O’Donovan and Hawktail on Thursday, May 23, Ben Jaffee a week later on May 30. Upstairs at Little Saint, 25 North St., www.littlesainthealdsburg.com.

Long Weekend
City offices are shuttered for four days the weekend of May 24-27. It’s one of those bimonthly closed-on-Fridays days, and Monday May 27 is the Memorial Day Holiday.

Barrel Room
Final two shows in the Barrel Room at Hudson St. Wineries this month. On Friday, May 24, enjoy dance therapy with the Remedies; May 31 it’s the venue finale with Adults In The Room and the Hudson Street All-Stars. From 5-8pm, $5 cover; food from Fogbelt available. 428 Hudson St., at Front Street.

Cloverdale Friday

Friday Night Live begins its 2024 season with the May 24 appearance of local alt-country singer David Luning and band. Street fair starts at 6pm, live music from 7-9pm, at the Cloverdale Plaza.

Elephant Music
Sol Horizon rises at Elephant in the Room on Friday night, May 24, at 8pm, with Manuel the Band the next night. The Elephant is at 177 Healdsburg Ave. Usually $10. Elephantintheroompub.com.

Farmers’ Market
The Saturday Healdsburg Farmers’ Market returns to the West Plaza parking lot this Saturday, May 25, from 8:30am to noon.

Tasting Room Jazz
Spicy Vines is the latest music venue on Healdsburg Avenue with a variety of genres in its tasting room. Saturday, May 25, Mimi & Gabe return to the stage, 3-6pm, 441 Healdsburg Ave.

Sax Professor
Bennett Friedman Trio plays Furthermore Wines on Saturday, May 25. The SRJC jazz teacher is joined by Joel Kuzic on bass and Brian Fishler on drums. 6-8pm, no cover, 328A Healdsburg Ave.

Jazz Nova
Jazz standards and original compositions from Doug Morton, piano and trumpet; Josh Fossgreen, bass; and Jim Chanteloupe, drums, on Saturday, May 25, at the Spirit Bar, in the lobby of the Hotel Healdsburg from 6-9pm. No cover, partial Dry Creek Kitchen menu available. 25 Matheson St.

Jazz Duo
The 222 continues its concert season with the jazz duo of vocalist and bassist Jeff Denison and guitarist Mimi Fox on Saturday, May 25. Show at 7pm at 222 Healdsburg Ave., tickets $35 and $75 at the222.org/jeff-denson-mimi-fox.

Last Sunday
The Ranch at Lake Sonoma brings Soul Fuse to its rustic stage on Sunday, May 26. Food truck is The Wurst; no cover, way up there at 100 Marina Rd., Geyserville.

Cats Art Show
“Cats and their Women” is the theme of the newest show at the Upstairs Art Gallery, in the back of Levin & Co. at 306 Healdsburg Ave. It opens Monday, May 27, and continues daily until June 30. Artists reception Saturday, June 1, 3-6pm, with Phyllis Rapp and Linda Barretta.

Tuesday Market & Music
Tuesday regains its status as the big day in Healdsburg with the first Tuesday at the Plaza night of live music, May 28, from 6-8pm. On the Gazebo stage will be Foreverland, a Michael Jackson tribute band, kicking off the season with some moonwalking and hitmaking. But the big day begins with the morning edition of the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market, with produce, other foods and handmade crafts. 9am to 12:30pm, Tuesdays until Aug. 13.

Blues on the Green
Meanwhile Windsor’s Summer Nights on the Green gets into gear with blues guitarist Coco Montoya on Thursday, May 30. Farmers’ Market 5-8pm, music 6-8pm.

Album Release
Sonoma County band Court ’n’ Disaster sounds off their latest collection, The Devil Made Me Do It, on Friday, May 31, at Coyote Sonoma. Tickets $10, the show starts at 8pm. 44F Mill St.

Last Day
The popular “Modeling Healdsburg” exhibit from woodworker Jon Lacaillade at the Healdsburg Museum will end its held-over run on Sunday, June 2. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm, at 221 Matheson St. 

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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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