Napa Valley Arts Week, Oct. 7 – Oct. 13

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The Zoppé Italian Family Circus

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus

Oct. 7: One of the most promising young bands to come out of Napa in recent years is called Serf & James. With influences ranging from Radiohead and Death Cab for Cutie to the Beatles and Billy Joel, the group brings its hard-edged acoustic sound to Silo’s Jazz Club, in downtown Napa’s historic Hatt Building, tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. $10, www.silosjazzclub.com. Oct. 8: Here’s something you don’t find every week: An authentic, old-world Italian circus, complete with dancing dogs, acrobatic clowns and equestrian ballet, opens today in the historic Picnic Grounds at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville. The Zoppé Italian Family Circus performs its one-ring show tonight and tomorrow at 7:30, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets $20 (children to age 12, seniors 62 and older), $25 (adults); groups of 20 or more receive 10% off. (707) 226-7372, www.nvoh.org/circus Oct. 9: The latest production by Napa’s award-winning community theater troupe, Dreamweavers, is “Three Viewings,” by Jeffrey Hatcher. A trio of comic monologues set in a Midwestern funeral parlor, the show stars some of Dreamweavers’ most experienced actors and runs weekends through Oct. 18: Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $20, $18 for students, seniors, military personnel and groups of 10 or more; (707) 255-5483, www.dreamweaverstheatre.org. Oct. 10: It’s UkeFest time! Enjoy a full day of ukulele merriment on the grounds of Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, with ukulele instruction, workshops, vendors, jam sessions, a UkeTube Booth, ukes galore and live performances. 10 am. to 5 p.m., free; www.winecountryukefest.com. Oct. 11: Young people–and the young of heart–will roar with laughter at “The Clown Show,” a world-premier production written and directed by Reed Martin, performer, writer and managing partner of the Reduced Shakespeare Company (“The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare, Abridged”). Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 18 at Napa Valley College Theater: $10 adults, $8 students/seniors/military, $5 children 12 and younger. (707) 259-8077, www.napavalley.edu. Oct. 12: There’s never an admission charge to visit the Fine Art Photography Gallery at Mumm Napa Valley, where you can see breathtaking works by internationally-renowned photographers including Ansel Adams, whose grandson has loaned the gallery 27 original, signed prints. Open daily at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; (800) 686-6272. Oct. 13: Tuesday nights at 6:30, the Welcome Grange on Hagen Road in Napa offers Afro-Caribbean dance classes with live drumming. Drop-in fee is $13 for the hour-long session; to confirm schedule and learn more about the classes, call (707) 337-8540. For more on what’s happening in Napa Valley’s arts scene, visit the Master Arts and Culture Calendar at the Arts Council Napa Valley Web site: www.nvarts.org.