Here comes another week of fine and lively arts in Napa County–culminating in that one day of the year expressly devoted to the arts of love. As usual: Along with my seven days’ worth of picks, you can find many more choices listed in the Master Arts & Culture Calendar, brought to you by Arts Council Napa Valley at www.nvarts.org.
Feb. 8: Thanks to the St. Helena Public Library, there’s always a free film on Monday nights. View a trailer at www.shpl.org
, or just drop by the library at 7 p.m. to enjoy tonight’s romantic mystery “The Lake House,” with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.
Feb. 9: It’s a not-to-be-missed night of rhythm at the Oxbow Public Market, where the group One World Percussion will perform African, Afro-Cuban, Latin and world-fusion beats from 6 to 8 p.m. Free admission, no minimum purchase and there’s even room to dance: (707) 226-6529, 610 First St., Napa, www.oxbowmarket.com.
Feb. 10: Along with its Monday-night movie series, the St. Helena Public Library holds a monthly Wednesday-night screening of an independent or foreign film that has been featured in a festival, but not yet widely released in theaters. Tonight–at an alternative location, due to the library’s remodeling project–it’s the thriller “The Storm,” which won the Amnesty International Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. In English, German, Bosnian and Serbian with English subtitles, the film shows at 7 p.m. at Rianda House, 1475 Main St., St. Helena; (707) 963-5244. Free.
Feb. 11: The Lincoln Theater has an early Valentine for lovers of romantic boleros from the Golden Age of Latin-American song and cinema: The legendary Trio Los Panchos performs tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$35, $12 for children 12 and younger. 100 California Dr., Yountville; (707) 944-1300.
Feb. 12: Hear more romantic vocal music tonight at Silo’s Jazz Club, where veteran showman Jack Pollard applies his silky baritone to jazz, blues and R&B hits from the 1930s to the ‘80’s. 8 to 11 p.m. $15, 530 Main St., Napa; www.silosjazzclub.com.
Feb. 13: Discover the art of flint-knapping–perfected by Native Americans over thousands of years–and make your own obsidian arrowhead this afternoon at the Napa Valley Museum, with local artist Chiara Mondavi and educator Mike Copithorn. Recommended for those aged 10 and older, the hands-on demonstration costs $6 and runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Reserve your spot at (707) 944-0500, and be sure to leave time in your schedule to enjoy the museum’s new exhibition, “4 on Form,” featuring works by Mondavi and three other local painters.
Feb. 14: What’s not to love about a Valentine’s evening of symphonic Sinatra? The Napa Valley Symphony welcomes guest vocalist Steve Lippia to the Lincoln Theater stage tonight at 7 for a concert of music from the Sinatra songbook. $49-$89; (707) 226-8742 or www.napavalleysymphony.org.