Napa Weekend Planner July 22-24

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of the things on the Napa Calendar and see if there's something for you.


Author David Darlington will be in the store reading from and signing copies of his new book An Ideal Wine, an inside look at how a handful of ingenious winemakers has transformed and been transformed by the California wine industry over the past four decades. In this lively, sweeping account that spans the early seventies to the present day, David Darlington employs a sharp journalistic eye to profile a group of wine pioneers. A tale of vision and disillusion, brinksmanship and pragmatism, nature and business, politics and culture, An Ideal Wine is a fascinating look at an ever-evolving industry that reflects the values of our society and our civilization.

If you go: This free reading is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at , 3900 Bel Aire Plaza in Napa.


In the early fall of 1973, Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage.  Their debut album had already spawned numerous hits. “Way Out West!”-Live from San Francisco 1973, their latest CD is a time capsule from that period.  More than three decades later this galvanizing San Francisco performance reminds us how it all began, and thanks to the expanding scope of today’s music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries.

If you go: Tickets are $40 and can be bought by clicking here.  The show is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at ,1350 3rd Street in Napa.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

Roar with laughter at Beatrice and Benedick’s ultimate battle of the sexes. Wit and wooing abound in this boisterous romantic comedy directed by Jennifer King and featuring an illustrious cast. Treachery, romance, intrigue and a happy ending make this a fun event for the whole family.

If you go: Seating outside at Veteran's Memorial Park is on a first come, first serve basis. The park opens for seating at 5:30 p.m. with show starting at 7 p.m. If you plan to sit on blankets, you’re welcome to sit closest to the stage. For those who prefer folding chairs, please ensure that you set up farther back. Shakespeare Napa Valley will be presenting this work again next weekend.

Friday and Saturday:

The Lisa Clark Dancers are a pre-professional dance company from the North Bay which has received numerous awards and accolades over the past 20 years. Young men and women dancers, aged 14-20 have thrilled local audiences with energetic and spectacular shows. Their director and choreographer, Lisa Clark-Schmeling has won countless awards for her choreography in many amazing musical theatre productions and dance competitions. She is also the Dance Teacher at in Napa. In this show, Dance of the Zodiac, you will embark on a celestial journey as the Lisa Clark Dancers follow the sun’s path across the skies through each sign of the zodiac. You will be catapulted into the characteristics and personality of each zodiac sign as interpreted through dance and music.

If you go: Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 on the day of the show; tickets can be bought by clicking here. Friday and Saturday’s show is at 8 p.m. Saturday’s matinee is at 2 p.m. at ,1030 Main Street in Napa.



Hosted by Catherine Bergen and Jane! of C CASA at Oxbow Public Market, "Cause for the Paws" will feature outstanding food and wine from the Napa Valley, live music, along with live and silent auctions offering opportunities to obtain some incredible items, including exclusive Wine Country experiences and getaways, hard-to-get Napa Valley wines and more. In addition, the Napa Humane Mobile Adoption Unit will be on hand for the opportunity to meet adorable and adoptable animals. Proceeds from this year's "Cause" will benefit Napa Humane programs and services, which are specially designed to address the needs of companion animals and to provide support, education, and assistance for all of the people who care for and about them. 

If you go: Advance tickets are $60 per guest, and can be purchased by calling 707-255-8118 x204 or on-line at www.napahumane.org.  Limited tickets will be available at the door and are $70. The event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at , 1600 Atlas Peak Road in Napa.



Teen bands take the main stage. Omar Peña of “Wandering Rose” hosts an afternoon featuring three great, local sets and a mix of genres. Participating bands include Mirror Image, On3, and The Savages. What a great afternoon.  Support local music!

If you go: Tickets are $12 (16 & under), $15 for adults and can be bought by clicking here. The shows begin at 2 p.m. and doors open at 1 p.m; at the , 1030 Main Street in Napa.


Do you have a weekend event we did not list? Go ahead and add it in the comments to let everyone know other cool stuff going on in the community. Is your event not in our calendar? You can add your own events quick, easy and for free just by clicking here.

Louisa Hufstader July 21, 2011 at 05:24 PM
Don't forget that you can win tickets to Sunday's "NV Jam" at the Opera House by liking facebook.com/NapaCAPatch.


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