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May in the Napa Valley

May 3– Keola Beamer & Raiatea Helm @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Keola Beamer is a Hawaiian music legend and one of Hawai’i's premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar. At 25, Raiatea Helm has already been recognized twice as “Female Vocalist of the Year,” received two Grammy nominations, and eight Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 / $35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 4 – 6– 2012 Women for WineSense Grand Event
Wine Education: Women For WineSense invites you to the beautiful Napa Valley, for the 2012 Grand Event. Attend a private reception at Robert Mondavi Winery, enjoy exclusive tours at Napa Valley Wineries, and attend a day of educational seminars, awards luncheon, and silent auction at the CIA.
Fee: from $45 to $310 Time: 5 PM on 5/4 through 4:00 PM on 5/6 Phone Number: 510-206-3283

May 4– Cheers St Helena
Celebration: Come join us as we launch another season of Cheers! St Helena! This season celebrate St Helena’s top restaurants and chefs in our Local’s lounge with live demonstrations and more. Taste wines from over 40 of Napa Valley’s top wineries and enjoy some of the best food and music in the valley!
Fee: $35General/$15(Ages65-74)/FREE(Ages 75+) Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Phone Number: 707-967-0900

May 4– An evening with David Sedaris @ Uptown Theatre
Performing Arts: With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. 1350 Main St., Napa
Fee: $49/$59 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

May 5– Sense Yountville
Celebration, Food & Wine Education: Featuring highly allocated pre-release wines at en primeur pricing, rare large format bottles, and culinary pairings by an all-star lineup, Sense Yountville is — by design — a signature event for Yountville, which is widely recognized as the heart of the Napa Valley culinary scene.
Fee: $150 Time: 11 a.m. Phone Number: 707-944-5625

May 5– VOENA: Voices of Life @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: VOENA, a Bay Area multicultural children’s choir, with angelic voices ranging in age from 6-18, proudly returns to the Napa Valley Opera House in Voices of Life. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $25/$35 Time: 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 5-6– Rutherford Spring Passport Weekend
Wine Education, Benefit: The Rutherford Appellation Winery association will be providing food pairing along with tastings of amazing Rutherford Appellation wines. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience some of the best wines in the valley during the amazing spring time in Rutherford.
Fee: $75 Weekend/$60 Sunday Only Time: 11a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-332-5585

May 6– Napa Valley Tour de Cure
Recreation, Benefit: Ride in the largest single-day charity cycling event in California. The event begins and ends at the Veteran’s Home in Yountville. Four different routes meander through the Napa and Alexander Valley’s during the height of spring. Following the ride, enjoy lunch, live music and wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Fee: Registration fee plus fundraising minimum Time: 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Phone Number: 888-DIABETES

May 9– The Four Bitchin’ Babes @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: Start with four richly gifted singer-songwriters, add 3/4 cup married life, four kids, four part harmony vocals, one piano, four guitars, one Rockin’ Purple Bass, a dollop of sharp social commentary, a pinch of pms, and you’ve got an Estrogen fueled show that celebrates the best of Babes, Boys, and Botox. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $20 / $25 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 11– Hills to Hollers @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis, Black Cultural Heritage and soul icon Linda Tillery and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and mutli-instrumentalist, Barbara Higbie have created a new vocal trio that is an instant sensation. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $18 / $22 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 11– Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers plus Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums. Sultry chanteuse Lavay Smith evokes a sensuous era of glamorous Jazz divas and sexy pinups adding a modern, feminist twist. Lavay and her all-star 8-piece band bake up an instant recipe for good times. 1350 Third St., Napa
Fee: $25 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

May 12Customs & Classics Car Show
Fair: The Customs & Classics Car Show is a free downtown street fair with over 100 gorgeous pre-1972 customs, hot rods & classic cars. In addition to checking out the vehicles you can participate in the Poker Walk to win donated gift baskets, purchase local wine and beer, and listen to oldies classics. Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
Fee: Free to the Public Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Phone Number: 707-942-6333

May 12– Terry Bradford: Luminosity @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music, Benefit: Terry Bradford, best known as Celine Dion’s duet partner on tour for five years and 1990 Star Search Male Vocalist Champion, shares his spotlight with the talented youth of Napa Valley in an explosive, high-energy concert, LUMINOSITY. Part of the proceeds will help keep music in the NVUSD elementary schools. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $31- $34 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 13– Mother’s Day Safari at Safari West
Family Fun: Enjoy a special Mothers Day tour aboard The African Queen along with some other surprises! What could be more extraordinary than spending Mother’s Day amongst some of the word’s most elegant creatures? Our chef is preparing a glorious champagne brunch featuring delectable selections especially for you. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa
Fee: $68 for adults; $35 for children (ages 4-12) Time: Morning & Afternoon packages available Phone Number: (707) 579.2551

May 15– Johnny Winter @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Constantly shifting between simple country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson, to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, – Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock (a la the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.) 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 / $35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 17– Brad Mehldau @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $25 / $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 19– Alice in Wonderland @ Napa Valley Opera House
Family Fun, Performing Arts: Napa Regional Dance Company presents Alice in Wonderland. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $23 Time: 2 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 19– TREASURES @ Napa Valley Opera House
Family Fun, Performing Arts: Napa Regional Dance Company presents Napa Regional Spring Show case: TREASURES. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $18 Time: 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 20Beaulieu Birthday Party
Celebration: You’re invited to celebrate 112 years of Beaulieu Vineyard with a grand Birthday Party hosted at our famous Rutherford House Estate. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, The BV Wine Lounge & a special Birthday cake! 1960 St. Helena Hwy S., Rutherford
Fee: Call for information Time: Call for information Phone Number: (800) 373-5896

May 20– Jeff Campitelli, Peppino D’Agostino, VOENA & Friends @ Uptown Theatre
Benefit, Performing Arts: This is a fundraiser for VOENA to raise enough funds to allow all children to participate in this amazing Olympic Performance opportunity. Meet VOENA, children ages six to eighteen representing 35 cultures growing up in America as they come together in expression and exploration!
Fee: $35/$45 Time: Doors 6 p.m., Show 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

May 23– James Farm at Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: James Farm is an acoustic jazz quartet consisting of saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland. These four free-thinking musicians all individually hold a stake in the future of jazz, and together form a group with a new take on song-based improvisation. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 / $35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 25– Tommy Castro @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Ever since he first picked up a guitar, Tommy Castro believed. He believed he would not only be able to make a living playing music, but could develop his own signature sound, fusing blues with R&B and roots rock ‘n’ roll. And he has done just that. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $18 / $22 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 26– Renegade a Tribute to Styx @ Silo’s
Live Music: Renegade returns to Silo’s with new music, the best line-up ever, and a new show. Renegade will perform your favorite Rock Classics, including the hits of Styx along with covers from Journey, Kansas, Edgar Winter, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Night Ranger, Doobie Brothers, The Beatles, and much more. 530 Main St., Napa
Fee: $20 Advance $25 at the Door $14 members Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm Phone Number: 707.251.5833

May 26 – 27– Passport to Napa Valley Weekend
Celebration: Enjoy the weekend at four historic and award-winning Napa Valley wineries. the two day passport includes food and wine pairings exclusive to each property and unique experiences paired with live music. Wineries include Beringer Vineyards, St. Clement Vineyards, Etude Wines, and Stags’ Leap Winery.
Fee: Call for information Time: Call for information Phone Number: 866-708-9463

May 27– Joan Osborne at Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: “I knew when the time was right and my voice was ready, I wanted to make a recording like this one,” says Joan Osborne. That recording is Bring It on Home, a collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs that make up the seventh album from the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $40/$45 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

May 29– An evening of music with Hugh Laurie @ Uptown Theatre
Spiritually inspired by similar genre albums like Ry Cooder’s ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ and T-Bone Burnett’s ‘O’ Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack, Hugh’s ‘Let Them Talk’ recordings bring together an extraordinary selection of heritage tracks, renowned musicians and vocal legends to champion this much neglected body of work.
Fee: $50 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

May 31 – June 3Auction Napa Valley
Auction, Benefit: Four glorious days of incredible wine and food. Insider’s access to the cool cellars and warm hospitality of renowned Napa Valley vintners. Your choice of dozens of parties, each hosted by the people behind some of the world’s most recognized wines. More than 250 auction lots. Proceeds from this weekend support health, youth and affordable housing non-profit programs.
Fee: $350 – $2,500 Time: Varies Phone Number: 707-963-3388

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

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