Best Bets around Guerneville Feb. 18 to Feb. 24
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday, February 18
Virtuoso violinist Terry Ann Gillette and recording artist-song writer Lane Tietgen, Making music together since 1989 will share their fertile imaginations
and passion with those who stop by Main Street Station this evening. Tietgen channels Bob Dylan and Van Morrison and Terry Ann channels Vasser Clemens and Yehudi Menuhin. The result is unique and full of surprises. They’ll be accompanied by a widely varied menu and full bar, and you’re welcome to bring the kids.
Where: Main Street Station, 16289 Main Street, Guerneville, 869-0501.
5:30 p.m.to 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 19
The Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce puts their heads together with plans and ideas concerning the revitalization of Monte Rio as an important and desirable tourist destination. They’ll be updating projects and events including the beautification of the “triangle” on the north side of the Monte Rio bridge. $10 per person. Call Cathy at 865-2899 if you plan to go. Appetizers and drinks at:
Where: The Blue Heron Restaurant in historic Duncans Mills
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 20
Michael Volpatt and Crista Luedtke of the Big Bottom Market continue their Guest Chef series with Jamilah Nixon, executive chef from Forchetta Bastioni in Sebastopol with a Vietnamese inspired menu including: Duck breast & Maitake mushroom rolls, Thai one-bite salad with cured salmon, cucumber, peanuts,
fried shallots, coconut, lime & aromatics, Vietnamese coffee braised pork belly, smoked shrimp & Asian greens with aromatic Thai rice porridge, and Black rice pudding with salted coconut cream.
$25 per person.
Where: Big Bottom Market, 16228 Main Street, 604-7295
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday, February 22
The ubiquitous and ever-popular THUGZ will be doing a freebie to celebrate George Washington’s birthday and to help you digest your pizza among the big timber surrounding Raymond’s Bakery, a mile south of Cazadero.
Where: Raymond’s Bakery, 5400 Cazadero Highway, Cazadero 632-5335
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, February 23
Grammy nominee Vernelle Anders whose choice of material show the subtleties and dynamics of her voice. and Tim Haggerty will be entertaining at the Rio Nido Roadhouse where the performers during wntertime are always up close
and personal. Full bar, satisfying food choices and exceptionally friendly and attentive wait staff and service. $5 cover gets you in the door.
Where: Rio Nido Roadhouse, 14540 Canyon 2 Rd, Rio Nido 869-0821