Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the age of 15, he was working regularly with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City, receiving valuable on-the-bandstand experience at an unusually young age. Metheny first burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974. Throughout his career, Pat Metheny has continued to re-define the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument.
If you go: Tickets are $40-$50 and can bought by clicking here . The show begins at 8 p.m. at , 1350 3rd Street in Napa. All shows are 21+.
Whether or not you're registered for the , you can still enjoy the Carbo-Load Dinner the night before the run! will prepare three different gourmet pasta dishes, along with salad, garlic bread & beverages. Enjoy desserts by , and wine from Treasury Wine Estates. Dinner will be served on the Historic Napa Mill's Riverbend Terrace accompanied by live music by Mirror Image, and includes a raffle with some very rockin' prizes.
If you go: Tickets are $15 and are all-inclusive. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to Liz Marks 707-252-1123. The dinner is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Napa Mill’s Riverbend Terrace, 500 Main Street in Napa. Tickets can also be purchased at the , 134 Fourth Street in Napa. All dinner and raffle proceeds benefit Cope Family Center.
Napa Valley Conservatory Theater (NVCT), in association with (NVC), continues its upward artistic trajectory with the world premiere of The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). This outrageous comedy springs from the fertile imaginations of improvisational masters, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor (All the Great Books (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged), and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)). The production is directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor and stars North Bay favorites Dodds Delzell, Dan Saski and Chad Yarish. An irreverent but heartwarming trip through the holidays, The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is festive, physical, family fun. Rekindle the joy, the inner-child, the familial dysfunction inside us all! But Christmas in September? “Why?” you ask. Because this is only the beginning for this tour-de-force comedy! The show soon begins a national tour with Reed and Tichenor.
If you go: Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students/seniors/military. For tickets or information, go to www.napavalleytheater.org or call the box office at 707-256-7500. Friday and Saturday show begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday’s show has a 2 p.m. curtain. It will be presented in the Studio Theater at the , 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., in Napa. The show continues until October 9.
presents the 3rd Annual Napa River Rock & Stroll family fun run/walk today. The 6K fun run/walk along the Napa River Trail is a great way to engage in a healthy activity and support local families. The event is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Participants will enjoy live music performed by local musicians along the River Trail during their run or walk and will be greeted at the Finish Line Festival by hoppin’ dance tunes from The Brian Cline Band. The festival features kids’ activities and family-friendly vendors. Registered participants receive a race bib, race T-shirt and reusable water bottle (while supplies last), goodie bag.
If you go: Entry fees start at $20 for youth (5-8) for teens (13-17) and $30 for adults. Participants can register by clicking here, or by picking up an entry form at the . Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. at . Arrive downtown between 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. for easy parking at the new parking garage on 4th & Coombs or the open lot at 3rd & Coombs Streets. A shuttle will take you to the starting line at Kennedy Park. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. sharp! The course follows the Napa River Trail, to the Finish Line Festival in Downtown Napa. Napa River Rock & Stroll benefits .
Come support the students enrolled in the Choir, Band, Orchestra and Guitars program by stopping by and doing some shopping at this popular, multi-family "garage sale." Treasures abound! Household goods, electronics, furniture, clothing, home-baked goods -- it's all available to you, and for a very good cause.
If you go: Come on over between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to , 2475 Jefferson Street in Napa. The sale is in the front parking lot, facing Jefferson Street. Cash preferred; rain cancels the event.
Join the for their Annual Black Tie Gala "I'll Take Manhattan." A reception and magnum auction will take place in the Opera House Plaza. A special performance by Grammy-nominated Jazz ensemble The Tiernney Sutton Band takes place in the Margrit Biever Mondavi Theatre, followed by dinner and live auction.
If you go: For reservations and information call 707-603-2333. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at the , 1030 Main Street in Napa.
Accompanied by Mark Osten on piano, the theatrical soprano, Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes, brings to life not one, not two, but five of the six wives of Henry VIII in this thrilling and theatrical concert featuring the work of American composer, Libby Larsen. Try Me, Good King (Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII) is a group of five songs drawn from the final letters and gallows speeches of Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard.
If you go: Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students, seniors and military personnel. To buy tickets click here or call the NVC Box Office at 707-256-7500 and leave a message. The performance begins at 3 p.m. at the , Silvagni Recital Hall, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, in Napa.
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The 24th annual , features 72 juried artists, 48 studio locations and live studio demonstrations will showcase the depth and diversity of Napa Valley’s professional artists through a self-guided, art discovery tour. Be adventurous! Whether an avid collector or just curious about art, Open Studios is an unprecedented opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of the valley, and to meet, observe and purchase directly from the artists and craftspeople in their working studios. Live demonstrations include painting, sculpting, glass-blowing, pottery, jewelry making, calligraphy, boot making, metal working, weaving and more.
If you go: This is the last weekend of the Open Studios so don’t miss it. The studios are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on where to get a catalog, a tour map, information on artist demos click here.
The Choral Boosters present the first show of the 2011-12 school year! This open-air concert in the Napa High Quad features Vocal Music Workshop, the debut performances of Men's, Treble and 4th period Concert Choirs, and individual auditioned acts. Bring a blanket or low beach chairs to sit on, and either pack your own picnic or buy a ticket for the Booster Club's famous burger barbecue with all the fixins’. Churros, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Starbucks coffee and bottled water will also be available for purchase.
If you go: Tickets are $10 each; dinner tickets $7 each. Available at the gate or at the Napa High Music Office: 257-3705 during school hours. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Napa High School, 2475 Jefferson Street in Napa. If you mention the name of your favorite choir student when purchasing your tickets, half of the ticket price will be credited to their personal accounts (win-win).
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