Napa Valley Arts Week Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

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toscaOct. 28: The Cinedome 8 in downtown Napa presents the Metropolitan Opera’s Oct. 10 performance of “Tosca,” in a high-definition TV transmission tonight at 6:30. Giacomo Puccini’s opera tells the story of three people—a famous opera singer, a free-thinking painter, and a sadistic chief of police—caught in a net of love and politics. Conductor: Joseph Colaneri; with Karita Mattila, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Paul Plishka. $22, (707) 257-7295. Oct. 29: Praised in the New York Times as “a mesmerizing presence . . . a cold blast of virtuosity,” the Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Cherryholmes brings its powerful instrumental vision and explosive vocal harmonies to the Napa Valley Opera House, with a mixture of original songs written by members of the band and carefully chosen classics. 8 p.m., $25/30; (707) 226-7372, Oct. 30: It’s always a swinging good time when Philip Smith & the Gentlemen of Jazz play Uva Trattoria in downtown Napa. Enjoy their instrumental prowess and tight vocal harmonies any Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. 1040 Clinton St., (707) 255-6646. halloweenpumpkinOct. 31:  Here’s your chance to have some Halloween fun while helping the revitalized Rutherford Grange fund its community service programs. The Halloween Extravaganza, open to the entire community, starts with pre-trick-or-treat festivities for the kids from 4-7 p.m. with a creepy haunted house, arts and crafts and live music by Miss Jenny, all for $5 per child (ages 3 and younger free) or $10 per family. From 7 to 10 p.m., the big kids break loose with live local bands, a DJ, raffle prizes, food and wine; $10. Rutherford Grange Hall, Highway 29 south of Rutherford Road; (707) 363-8839, Nov. 1: More than a dozen North Bay photographers have created images and altars in honor of “El Día de los Muertos,” for a group show at Studio II Gallery in Napa. From 2 to 6 p.m., sample Mexican food and listen to traditional music as you view the artworks; the exhibition continues through Nov. 22, Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570 Soscol Avenue, (707) 257-8015; Nov. 2: The St. Helena Public Library continues its free Monday-night film series with the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” with Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal. 7 p.m., 1492 Library Lane, St. Helena; (707) 963-5244. Nov. 3: There’s always live music on Tuesday nights at the Oxbow Public Market, along with specially-priced menu items and free samples from Oxbow vendors. 6 to 8 p.m. at 610 First Street, Napa; These are just a few of the arts events taking place in the Napa Valley this week. For more, visit the Master Arts and Culture Calendar at the Arts Council Napa Valley Web site:



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