Thursday, March 16, two receptions for “The Art of Food” student art exhibit, which runs now through April 9 at both the Healdsburg Center for the Arts (HCA), 334 Center St., and at Little Saint, 25 North St. Receptions at 5-7pm at both locations.
Gen H, aka Generation Housing, is hosting a house party at the Mill District on Thursday, March 16, starting at 5:30pm, 164 Healdsburg Ave. From 5:30-6:30pm, join them for a quick catch-up on local housing developments and Generation H’s work around the county.
The traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Concert begins at 7am on Friday, March 17, with a round-the-Plaza parade. Meet on Healdsburg Ave. at 6:30am; wear green. Sponsored by City of Healdsburg. From 10:30am on, hear Celtic music from Tempest, a high-energy Celtic rock band from the Bay Area, and the Shiloh Irish Step Dancers on the Plaza until 2:30pm.
Lucky Ol’ Bones rattles at Elephant in the Room on Friday, March 17, along with bagpipes, dancing, Irish hand pies and Guinness Stout. $10 cover; begins at 6pm. Across the lot at Coyote Sonoma, The Freshmakers, a “performance-based party band,” perform contemporary oldies with video and audio pizazz. 8pm; tickets $20.
The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Sidewalk Sale with participating retailers, from Bon Ton to Zizi. In downtown Healdsburg, Friday through Sunday, March 17-19.
The Highway Poets with Sebastian Nau and the James Brothers, rarely seen in recent years, play the Elephant in the Room on Saturday, March 18, starting at 9pm. 177 Healdsburg Ave., $10.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church director of music Paul Blanchard plays a Choral Evensong on the Bigelow pipe organ, at 5pm Sunday, March 19. Admission is free; donations to the church’s outreach programs are welcome. The church is located at 209 Matheson St.
Healdsburg City Council will meet on Monday, March 20, for their regular twice-monthly meeting. The agenda will be posted a week before the meeting. Attend live at 401 Grove St., 6pm, or view on facebook/CityofHealdsburg.
The city’s Senior Citizens Advisory Commission meets Wednesday, March 22 at 4pm. Attend live at 401 Grove St., or view on facebook/CityofHealdsburg.
Life in a War Zone
“If I Don’t Make It, I Love You” is a series of short plays from student texts in mass shooting situations, such as Parkland, Columbine, Sandy Hook and similar tragic situations around the country. The Raven Players’ Steven David Martin directs this two-part show, with dates from March 24 to April 9. Tickets and information at raventheater.org/tickets.
Food & Wine Awards
The first NorCal Public Media Food & Wine Awards will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 6-9pm at The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. The event, a PBS/NPR fundraiser, will honor Alice Waters and others. Tickets $150-$200; norcalpublicmedia.org.
The woman The New York Times calls “Perhaps the best jazz singer singing today,” Mary Stallings takes the stage twice at The 222 on Saturday, March 25, with pianist David Udolf. Shows at 6:30 and 8:30pm; tickets $35-$75 at the222.org.
The city’s fourth of five “encuentros” is Thursday, March 30, on “Labor Days: Migrant and Service Community Experiences in Healdsburg.” 6:30-8:30 pm at Healdsburg Community Center’s Multi-purpose Room. More information at Healdsburg.gov/dei.
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright comes to the Little Saint on Friday, March 31, for 8pm show. Details to be announced at littlesainthealdsburg.com.