Joan Rivers is a force of nature, and one of the hardest working celebrities in the world. Comedienne, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer and cosmetic company entrepreneur, red-carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman and, phew, most importantly to her, mother and grandmother. She is exhausted! Don’t miss Joan Rivers with her special guest Tony Tripoli.
If you go: Tickets are $60-$75 and can be bought by clicking here. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. at the , 1350 3rd St, in Napa.
All are invited to come and enjoy a cold drink, sample barbecue and hear some of the best blues artists in the Bay Area. Blues artists will play on three different musical stages and include Andy Santana and Tip of the Top (winner of the Golden Gate Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge). The Backyard Beer Garden will feature 20 microbrews such as Lagunitas, Pyramid Ale, Dogfish, Alaskan, New Belgium and two beers from Blue Moon Brewery. For $20, the over 21 crowd can purchase a beer stein and receive eight tasting tickets. Nonalcoholic beverages will also be available for cash. Barbecued ribs, chicken, oysters, corn, pork and more will be available from several different barbecue stands.
This year’s event will feature a rib eating contest, sponsored by local restaurant and wine bar . The contest will include three Napa Valley winemakers along with nine local barbecue fanatics looking to earn the title of Rib Eatin’ Champion. Attendees can watch them go plate-to-plate in this friendly competition at 3:00 p.m. Blues, Brews and BBQ is a one-day celebration sponsored by Blue Moon Brewery, the and Bounty Hunter Wine Bar and Smokin’ BBQ.
If you go: This free event is from 1 p.m.to 6p.m. in Dwight Murray Plaza, 1106 1st Street in Napa. Remember to bring cash for the yummy vittles.
Join Alfredo Tofanelli for the opening of his exhibition in Napa Valley Museum’s spotlight gallery. Tofanelli’s famed plein air artwork and some of his portraits will be on display and available for purchase.There will be a painting demonstration by Mr. Tofanelli as well as a presentation about music, poetry and literature during the late Nineteenth Century by President & CEO Renay Conlin Space is limited. Reservations Required.
If you go: Admission is $10 per person and free for members. Reservations can be made calling Georgene Larsen at 707-944-0500. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle in Yountville.
In partnership with the (COPE), The Fly Music Video Production Team Presents: FLY: A Music Video Release Party & Fundraiser. Live music performance by Bobby Jo Valentine with the video showing at 8 p.m.
If you go: A suggested donation of $5 buys one raffle ticket and a chance to win free house concerts performed by Bobby Jo Valentine. The event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at , 570 Soscol Avenue in Napa.
It’s true, sometimes good things do have to come an end. This is the last of the Summer Family Series. Avner Eisenberg is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. Avner has appeared on and off Broadway with his hit show Exceptions to Gravity. He played the endearing Holy Man, “The Jewel,” in the Michael Douglas film, The Jewel of the Nile, and performed as a ventriloquist on Broadway, in Ghetto for which his dummy received a Tony Award nomination. Avner’s show defies the barriers of language and culture and has toured extensively in the US and abroad.
If you go: Tickets are $12 (age 16 and under); $15 (adults). The fun begins at 2 p.m. at the , 1030 Main Street in Napa.
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