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Healdsburg's Weekend, From Pigs to Genies

America's Best Small Town puts their palette to pigs & pinot this weekend, and lets imagination soar with Disney's Alladin, Jr. at the Raven

The first weekend of spring is upon us, so let’s take a look at what’s going on in Healdsburg this weekend.

Pigs & Pinot is the big event in town, but if you don’t already have your megabuck ticket you’ll be a bystander to this nationally-renowned pairing of pork dishes and pinot noir. But according to reliable sources, you might be able to bask in the glow at Spoonbar after the official events are ended – last year many of the chefs and winemakers retired to that trendy spot down the street after it was all over and the real party could begin.

Another, more flavorful option is to sign up now for Relish Culinary Adventures’ Pop-Up Pig Roast, with chef Christopher Greenwald. First one was last night, and a local chef called Relish to say she and her friends had a ball. A couple tickets are available for tonight, a few more for Saturday, so grab ‘em before I do.

It starts at 7 p.m., and includes nibbles, whole roasted pig au jus,  wild arugula salad , roasted baby potatoes, and fresh fruit sorbet for dessert. Drinks available for purchase as well: May we recommend the pinot? Cost is $29 plus tax, call 431-9999 for reservations.

By the way, what all that activity at Hotel Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen means is the usual Jazz in the Lobby sessions will not be happening tonight and Saturday. But keep your eye on the Healdsburg Jazz website in coming days, the complete schedule will soon be online, and tickets to the May 30-June 9 event will go on sale by month’s end.

This is the final weekend for the St. John Catholic School presentation of at the Raven Theater.  Talented students from 4th thru 8th grades present the stage adaption of the 1992 animated film, with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Songs from the Academy award-winning score include "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me". Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old. It’s at 7 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunda.Tickets at the door or call 433-2758.

As noted earlier, the Friends of the Healdsburg Library is in the midst of their Spring Book Sale, great titles for a better price.  Open till 7 tonight, begins again tomorrow at 10 a.m. After noon, it’s only $5/bag, and that price drops to Free if you’re a teacher.

Down in Petaluma, it’s the annual held at the Sheraton there. Excellent opportunity to sample and score from the best producers and purveyors in the west. It’s tonight, Saturday and Sunday, check this site for all the details.

More locally, K.C. Mosso presents Undercover at Frank & Ernie’s Steakhouse on Saturday, starting at 10 pm. Bands are playing regularly there on Saturdays – next Saturday it’ll be the Steve Pile Band – so if you’re looking to dance off those steak and potatoes, here’s the place.

Music is also scheduled for Bergamot Wine Bar on Sunday, 5:30 pm. Latest word the act is TBA, but there’s an addendum: “It’s gonna be awesome. Wear a cape.” Cape? Guess you gotta go to find out.

If you have an event for the Healdsburg area, please list it in Patch Events to make sure we know about it.

Do you know of other things going on that are not listed? Tell us in the Comments!

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