OFRENDA A freestanding altar for the recently departed on Matheson Street, during the 2022 Dia de Muertos in Healdsburg. (Christian Kallen)

Design Dialogs
CraftWork presents the second of three Design Dialogs on Thursday, Oct. 26, starting at 5:30pm. The panel will discuss transportation and connectivity, including the Russian River Master Plan, North Healdsburg Avenue’s “complete streets” plan and the arrival of SMART. CraftWork is at 445 Center St., tickets at craftworkhbg.com/design-dialogues.

LA Folkie
Songwriter-performer Jamie Drake plays for free starting at 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Second Story, upstairs at Little Saint, 25 North St.

City Offices Closed
The City of Healdsburg and Community Development Center offices are closed on alternating Fridays including Oct. 27. This eliminates a travel day for employees, and reduces utility and facility use costs by closing some facilities. Public Works and Building inspections will still be available on the closed Fridays.

‘Evil Dead’
Final weekend to see the Halloween holiday horror show Evil Dead: The Musical at the Raven Theater; reviewed this issue. Showtime 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm Sunday. $40 adults, $10 students. Tickets and info at raventheater.org. See review this issue.

Football Friday
The Healdsburg Greyhounds meet St. Vincent de Paul (Petaluma) in the final home football game of the season, at the Rec Park field, 7pm on Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets $8 adults, $5 students.

Farmers’ Market
The regular Saturday Healdsburg Farmers’ Market is Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8:30am to noon at the West Plaza parking lot. The market celebrates local agricultural heritage and is one of the original Certified Farmers Markets in the area.

Champagne Showdown
Celebrate World Champagne Day with judges and guests in a blind-tasting competition with an all-star cast of judges pitting French Champagnes against local sparkling wines. $50, Saturday, Oct. 28, at Breathless, 499 Moore Lane.

Hotel Jazz
Regular Saturday-evening jazz in the Spirit Bar at Hotel Healdsburg. This Saturday, Oct. 28, Ruth Ahlers, Ken Cook, Bras Maestas and Eric Engstrom explore the works of the late João Donato and other Brazilian composers. From 6-9pm, 25 Matheson St., no cover.

Nightmare on Mill Street
Celebrate Halloween at Coyote Sonoma with a “rock and ghoul” bash featuring the rock cover-band Joose. Prizes for best costume. Begins at 8pm, $20 presale, $30 at the door, Coyote Sonoma, 44f Mill St. The neighboring Elephant in the Room at 177 Healdsburg Ave. will host music as well, starting at 5pm, but is holding its Halloween Party with Electric Tumbleweed on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Community Bike Ride
Join fellow two-wheelers in a family-friendly community bike ride on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 10am to noon. Starts at Healdsburg City Hall, 4-mile route to Community Center and the Plaza. Helmets required, rain cancels.

Dia de Muertos
Annual celebration in the Healdsburg Plaza of the Mexican Day of the Dead activities, noon to 7pm on Sunday, Oct. 29. Includes ofrendas on the gazebo stage, live music, a car show with a trunk-or-treat theme, fun kids activities, and tasty food and drink available for purchase.

Trick or Treat
Downtown Healdsburg Trick-or-Treat at the Plaza, from 4-6pm on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by local businesses, free to attend.

Book Sale
The Friends of the Healdsburg Library holds their fundraising book sale from Wednesday, Nov. 1, to Saturday, Nov. 4. Members-only Wednesday; all welcome Thursday and Friday, 10am to 5:30pm, special “bag sale” prices Saturday, 10-3pm. The Healdsburg Library is at 139 Piper St., corner of Center.

Furthermore Funnies
The monthly first Thursday comedy night is Nov. 2, starts at 7pm. At Furthermore Wines, 328A Healdsburg Ave.

Post events on the Tribune’s online calendar at healdsburgtribune.com/calendar, and send special announcements to [email protected].

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