Art Notes: A Night in the Dream Bowl | Art & Theater


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

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

Fuller, Greensill and the band will revitalize the music that started romances, inspired servicemen and women and brought people together with 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 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6pm, 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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The 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-themed exhibits in its Spotlight Gallery.

John Donohue: All the Restaurants of Napa Valley is a visual journey through the culinary landscape of Napa Valley from the artist who drew All the Restaurants of Paris, New York and London. Donohue, a former New Yorker editor and artist, 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 in California cuisine who founded French Laundry with her husband Don. Schmitt started a culinary movement that built on seasonal, local ingredients, inspired generations of chefs, and helped establish Napa Valley’s reputation as a food and wine destination.

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

“Every Brilliant Thing” at Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny presents Every Brilliant Thing, a solo show with Craig A. Miller.

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

Craig A. Miller, former artistic director of Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse, 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’s bringing this one-man show to Napa for two performances on Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m

All seats are $30. Buy tickets at

Lucky Penny is located at 1758 Industrial Way, Napa.

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