The week in Cloverdale: Jan. 20 to 26
~ The Gary Johnson Quintet will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ A free Music Workshop, featuring electric instruments, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Cloverdale Center for the Arts, 105 E. First Street. Workshop instructors David Garland, Tom McBride and Oscar Calderon welcome all, from beginners to experienced musicians and music enthusiasts to join their 90 minute jam sessions. For more information, contact Garland at either David.firstname.lastname@example.org or 894-2738.
~ Bruce Halbohm will entertain diners from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Boulevard. No cover. 894-0885.
~ Creative ReStore is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 N. Main St. Donated fabric, yarn, patterns, thread, buttons, craft kits and other supplies are offered for sale to the community at rock bottom prices during this weekly fundraiser for the Senior Center. 894-4826.
~ Multi-instrumentalist Randall Sequeira performs some roots, blues, soul, jazz and world music influences in Randall’s mostly original sets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 East First St. Expect to hear guitars, keyboard, flute, harp. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ A limited number of dinners at $20 each will be prepared and served by Patti & Friends Catering from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. For dinner choices and reservation information, visit them online. From 7:30 to 10 p.m., Jon Gonzales showcases ukulele rhythms, kazoo-buzzings, and original indie-pop diddies from his first solo album “Water ‘n Whiskey.” Gonzales has created original melodies in conjunction with the ukulele’s magical charm and chimey plings. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or the bottle, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. No cover charge. 894-6616.
~ Double Standyrd will be performing their own special brand of Blues, Southern Rock and Rock & Roll from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Railroad Station Bar & Grill, 114 Railroad Avenue. No cover charge. 894-4779.
~ The Fratello Marionettes will present the classic story of “Peter and the Wolf” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. The puppet performance will be accompanied by the wonderful score by Sergei Prokofiev, which is a great way to introduce children to classical music. This program is free and open to all ages. 894-5271 Ext. 5.
~ Sylvia Herold , who thumps a mighty archtop guitar and sings in a voice called “mesmerizing,” will perform swinging renditions of jazz standards from the 1930s and ‘40s from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First Street. No cover charge. 894-9610.