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April in the Napa Valley

April 1— Under the Tuscan Sun w/ author Frances Mayes
Performing Arts: Frances Mayes, author, will be our guest for a screening of “Under the Tuscan Sun” followed by a Q&A and book signing of her latest cook book. Italian bites by Knickerbocker’s Catering paired with wine from Benessere Winery. Cameo Cinema , 1340 Main Street, St. Helena
Fee: $50 Time: 12 p.m. Phone Number: 707.963.3946

April 1— Sierra Maestra @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Stars of Cuban music ever since they formed in the late 1970s, five of the original nine members remain in the band. They have been the pioneers in reviving this style for new generations and reintroducing it into the Cuban mainstream. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 / $35 Time: 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 1— Bill Mays Quartet @ Silo’s
Live Music: Napa Valley Jazz Society presents Bill Mays Quartet “Road Work Ahead” A World Class Quartet featuring Bill Mays, piano — Peter Sprague, guitar — Bob Magnusson, bass — Jim Plank, drums. 530 Main St., Napa
Fee: $40, $20 for members Time: 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-251-5833

April 4— Artist Talk: Hung Liu
Lecture: Hung Liu studied mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, before immigrating to the US in 1984 to attend UC San Diego. She will discuss her career and new works featured in the exhibition. Please RSVP for this event. di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, 5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa
Fee: $10/$5 Members Time: 7pm Phone Number: 707-226-5991 x17

April 5— Dan St. Paul @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: Featuring opening comic Derrick Leonard. Hosted by Rhonda Lucile Hicks of Red Dragonfly Productions. Held in the Cafe Theatre. Clean language, adult material – appropriate for age 16 and over. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $15 Time: Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 6— Hermeto Pascoal @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Pascoal is a greatly beloved musical figure in the history of Brazilian music, known for his abilities at orchestration and improvisation, as well as being a record producer and contributor to many other Brazilian and international albums. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 / $35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 7— Conn Creek Winery’s Artist Series
Celebration, Art Education: In conjunction with the Napa Valley Destination Council’s Arts in April we have invited H. Alex Santurio to bring his studio to our tasting room for the day. This dynamic artist will create a new work before your eyes. Come meet the artist, taste our wines paired with cheeses. 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena
Fee: Free Time: 11am-4pm Phone Number: 800-793-7960

April 7Reach for the Stars Fashion Show
Benefit: This annual luncheon event features a fashion show dedicated to all those who have ever been touched by cancer. The lunch is followed by the fashion show with models that are cancer survivors and are “Reaching for the Stars.” Proceeds from the event will go to the Queen’s Cancer Wellness Program. Held at Silverado resort and spa, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa
Fee: Call for information & tickets Time: Call for information Phone Number: 707-257-4044

April 7— Jackie Greene plus Rusted Root @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music, Benefit: A fundraiser for the Rex Foundation. 1350 Third St., Napa
Fee: $50 Time: Doors 6 p.m., Show 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

April 8— Hunt for the Hare Easter Celebration at Safari West
Family Fun: Looking for hare-raising adventure this Easter? Join the animals of Safari West (and their human companions) for our annual “Hunt for the Hare”, an egg-straordinary Easter celebration and brunch. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa
Fee: $68 Adults/$35 Children (Ages 4-12) Time: Morning & Afternoon packages available Phone Number: 707-579-2551

April 11— Mat Kearney @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: Mat Kearney didn’t set out to write just another collection of songs for Young Love, his third full-length album and first for Universal Republic Records. Instead, he penned a pastiche of honest, heartfelt, and hypnotic stories that’ll make you move your feet and put a smile on your face. 1350 Third St., Napa
Fee: $25 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

April 12— Paula Poundstone @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: One of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Paula Poundstone is a frequent panelist on the National Public Radio news quiz show Wait Wait.. Don’t Tell Me! and a regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $35 / $38 / $48 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 12— The Mozart Supremacy @ Napa Valley Museum
Lecture: Grammy-Award winning conductor Thomas Conlin speaks about why most musicians consider Mozart to be the greatest composer of all time. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville
Fee: $5/Members Free Time: 7pm Phone Number: 707-944-0500

April 13— Blame Sally @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: In 2011, San Francisco rock/folk-tet Blame Sally rose from “Bay Area phenom” (Santa Cruz Sentinel) to “a remarkable success story” (San Luis Obispo New Times) with the release of “Speeding Ticket and A Valentine”, Alternate Root Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards “Best Album of the Year” out of 14,000 voters. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $20 / $25 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 14— St. Helena Bash
Celebration, Wine & Food Education: Great St. Helena wine, great food and entertainment. Walk-around tasting of St. Helena Appellation wines and wine of St. Helena wineries Food and wine pairings by St. Helena restaurants and food providers plus student teams from the Culinary Institute of America. 2555 Main Street, St. Helena
Fee: $100 general admission Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 967-1100

April 14— CSPF’s Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup
Recreation: Volunteers are needed at Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park for the 15th Annual California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup presented by PG&E. The water wheel will be restored. To volunteer on Earth Day please call or register online. Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, 3369 St. Helena Hwy North, St. Helena CA
Fee: Free Time: 8:30am-4pm Phone Number: 888-98-PARKS

April 14— Free Family Fun Day: Recycled Garden Art
Garden: Get your garden ready for spring decorating by creating unique objects d’ art made from found and discarded objects. We will fabricate garden statuary, tin flags and colorful planters to be placed in the family or community garden. Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Cir, Yountville
Fee: Free Time: 2-4pm Phone Number: (707) 944-0500

April 15— Jimmy Cliff @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: With a legacy stretching back nearly 50 years, Jimmy Cliff is still standing as one of the prime movers and continuing shapers of modern music. With a catalog that ranks among the most influential in global culture, Cliff remains a forceful voice of power and conscience, creating new music as vital and vibrant as ever.
Fee: $45/$55 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

April 16 – 22Robert Mondavi Arts in April Tour
Exhibition: Complimentary docent lead art tour, to include the permanent Beniamino Bufano collection, as well as our rotating collection on display in the Vineyard Room. A wine tasting will be included. Limited to 15 guests. Due to the nature of this tour, children under 13 years of age are not permitted. 7801 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville
Fee: Complimentary with advance reservations Time: 3:00pm daily Phone Number: 888-766-6328 opt 2

April 17— Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: With her sultry voice, Suzanne Vega seamlessly joins her poetry and contemporary folk song with a sound that is utterly unique and identifiable to her alone. Sheik makes his long-awaited return to singing stand-alone pop songs. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $45 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 18— Squeeze @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and acrimonious breakups – but Squeeze is here to stay, still going strong and still loving every moment. 1350 Third St., Napa
Fee: $55 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

April 20— Women Fully Clothed @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: Their resumés read like a “Who’s Who” of comedy – appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Saturday Night Live and Second City. Now, these four “fully clothed” gals – Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Kathryn Greenwood and Teresa Pavlinek – are bringing their humor to Napa. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $20 / $25 / $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 21— Lisa Loeb @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the filmReality Bites. To this day, she is still the only artist to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $25 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 21— Earth Day Napa
Celebration: Earth Day Napa, Building Awareness & Inspiring Change. Free games for all ages will be conducted throughout the day. Enjoy live entertainment for the whole family. Lunch, snacks, beer and wine will be sold by local providers. Veterans Memorial Park, Downtown Napa
Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707-944-0799

April 21— Earth Night at Oxbow
Celebration: Earth Night at Oxbow will feature merchant specials, a special elementary school student art show titled “In Season”, composting and recycling education, and music by Johnny Smith. Oxbow Market, 610 First Street, Napa
Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707.226.6529

April 21— Earth Day Clean Up Paddle
Eco-Friendly: Celebrate Earth Day by joining forces with Kayak Napa Valley & and help rid the Napa River of trash and debris. Lunch at Compadres Rio Grille provided following the clean-up event. Spaces fill up quickly. Don’t miss out…call today! Riverside Launch Ramp, Riverside Regional Park Napa
Fee: $15 Time: 10 a.m. Phone Number: (707) 501-8585

April 21 – 22April in Carneros
Celebration, Wine Education:This exciting multi-winery open house will feature more than 20 wineries in the Carneros region of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Each winery will open its doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering their own special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release), discounts or special pricing and more activities that are unique to each winery.
Fee: $39 Advance/$45 Day of Event Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: (800) 909.4352

April 22— New DARE Releases & Paella Party at Viader
Release Party: Introducing the new DARE by Viader Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Wine Club exclusive DARE by Viader Malbec! We will have a traditional Spanish paella (rice with meats and vegetables) prepared to enjoy with the new releases. Viader Vineyards, 1120 Deer Park Road, Deer Park CA
Fee: $60, include wine tasting & paella Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-963-3816

April 25— Craig Ferguson @ Uptown Theater
Performing Arts: Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and stage. Since taking the helm of Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the show has set all-time viewer records and achieved the highest ratings since the shows inception. 1350 3rd Street, Napa
Fee: $50/$65 Time: Doors 7 pm/Shw 8pm Phone Number: 707-259-0123

April 25— Montreal Guitar Trio @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Featuring guitar virtuosos from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US), and inspired by their recent Canadian tour, this six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’ explores intricate original compositions as well as new arrangements of progressive rock, jazz, world and classical music. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $25 / $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 26 – 27— The Comedy of Errors @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: Written by: William Shakespeare. Directed by: Ian Belknap. The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, is also his shortest and one of his most farcical — a major part of the humor derived from slapstick, puns and wordplay. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

April 27— Chris Isaak @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: Isaak has acted on his lifelong obsession, magically recapturing the transformative hepcat brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun with Phillips during the mid-’50s, while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. 1350 Main St., Napa
Fee: $75/$90 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

April 28 – 29— Julius Caesar @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: Julius Caesar is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors. Julius Caesar blends the historic events of the reign of this iconic roman emperor with tragic elements and compelling language creating of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

Auberge du Soleil Resort and Spa’s Calendar of Events provided by: www.napavalley.com

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