The Week in Cloverdale: August 4 – 11
~ The Gary Johnson Quartet will be playing a mix of original tunes, standards, jazz and swing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First Street. No cover charge. 894-9610.
~ Grab your cowboy hat and come on by for Monday Night Jam with Josh Bishop starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 at The Dante, 133 Railroad Ave. No cover charge. 894- 2418.
~ Support the “Stock a Student Classroom” project on Tuesday, Aug. 6 during the all-day Dine & Donate event at Mary’s Pizza Shack, 1143 S. Cloverdale Blvd. Bring a flyer, available at the Library or any Cloverdale barber or hair salon, and 20% of your bill (or 10% of any gift certificate purchased) will be donated to the project. Call 894-2039 or 894-8977 for more information.
~ Acoustic Music Workshop, led by David Garland and Tom McBride, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance, 240 N. Cloverdale Blvd. This free workshop is open to everyone, regardless of musical skill or ability to play. For more information, contact Garland at: David.firstname.lastname@example.org or 894-2738.
~ Join readers of “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Cloverdale Library, 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Free event is open to all. 894-5271.
~ Enjoy an evening of live country music, firmly rooted in blues and jazz, as Bruce Halbolm performs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd. No cover charge. 894-0885.
~ Cloverdale’s Certified Farmers Market opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, along N. Cloverdale Blvd. between 1st and E. 2nd Streets. Shoppers will find a variety of fresh produce, flowers, plants, artisan crafts, prepared foods, activities for children, and more. For more information, visit cloverdalefarmersmarket.com.
~ Soul jazz guitar maestro Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds will be the featured entertainment at this week’s Friday Night Live. Music begins at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 on the Downtown Plaza stage, located in the 100 block of N. Cloverdale Blvd. The free summer concerts, held every Friday through Aug. 30, are presented by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance. 894-4410.
~ Vantini, the jazz duo of guitarist Phil VanGelder and bassist Jim DeMartini, will take the stage from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. No cover charge. 894-6166.
~ Karaoke from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, 134 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Weekly drink specials. No cover charge. 894-9365.
~ Tour the grounds of the Community Garden Oasis from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10. An outreach project of the Cloverdale Senior Center, the garden is located at 205 S. Cloverdale Blvd. Call Maggie at 894-4826 if you have questions or would like to inquire about securing your own plot.
~ Author Michele Anna Jordan will discuss her many cookbooks, Sonoma County’s food and wine scene and much more starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Cloverdale Library, 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. 894-5271.
~ The Rains, a husband and wife duo who weave a special sound with their original Country/Americana tunes will be on stage from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First St. No cover charge. 894.9610.
~ Bruce Halbohm, along with “The Bass Babe” Carol Shumate, will entertain diners from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd. No cover charge. 894-0885.
~ Court ‘n’ Disaster, a group of Sonoma County legal professionals and friends who bill themselves as “Your Standard Courthouse Band,” will play a blend of classic and traditional country music along with their own original songs starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the World Famous Hamburger Ranch & BBQ, 31195 North Redwood Highway. No cover charge. 894-5616.
~ Michael Hantman, singing songs “to smooch to or sing along with,” will be on stage from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. No cover charge. 894-6166.
~ The Gary Johnson Quartet will be playing a mix of original tunes, standards, jazz and swing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub, 131 E. First Street. No cover charge. 894-9610.