Art Notes: A Night at the Dream Bowl | Arts & Theatre


Blue Note Napa presents Kellie Fuller and the Mike Greensill Quartet for “A Night at the Dream Bowl: 1940s” on Thursday, August 25th.

The Dream Bowl opened on Napa-Vallejo Highway in 1941 and hosted the biggest artists of the day, including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

Fuller, Greensill and the band will revive the music that started romance, inspired servicemen and maids and brought people together through swing dancing.

A special pre-show interview with Michael Amen, author of “The Dream Bowl: Where Goodman, Ellington and The Grateful Dead Convene,” begins at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner, wine, beer and cocktails are available throughout the evening.

Tickets range from $15 to $30 and can be purchased at

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Blue Note Napa is located at 1030 Main St. on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House in Napa.

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New to the Napa Valley Museum

The Napa Valley Museum has two new food-related exhibits in the Spotlight Gallery.

“John Donohue: All the Restaurants of Napa Valley” is a visual journey through Napa Valley’s culinary landscape by the artist who designed “All the Restaurants” of Paris, New York and London. A former New Yorker editor and artist, Donohue has donated tens of thousands of dollars to restaurant workers.

“Sally Schmitt: Six California Kitchens” explores the life and legacy of Yountville chef Sally Schmitt, a pioneer of California cuisine who, with her husband Don, founded the French Laundry. Schmitt started a culinary movement based on seasonal, local ingredients, inspiring generations of chefs and helping establish Napa Valley’s reputation as a food and wine destination.

The Napa Valley Museum is located at 5 Presidents Circle, Yountville. Find more information at

“Every Brilliant Thing” in Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny presents “Every Brilliant Thing”, a solo act with Craig A. Miller.

The Guardian called Every Brilliant Thing “one of the funniest plays about depression you’ll ever see – and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, period”.

Craig A. Miller, former artistic director of the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, worked with Lucky Penny on several productions before leaving California to become an assistant professor of acting and directing at the University of Idaho.

He brings this one-of-a-kind show to Napa for two performances on Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m.

All seats are $30. Buy tickets at

Lucky Penny is located at 1758 Industrial Way, Napa.

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