NOW PLAYING AT THE CAMEO
“Isle of Dogs“ is the featured film at the Cameo Cinema. In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono. It plays Friday, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m.; Sunday and Tuesday at 5 and 7:45 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, at 2 and 5 p.m. Rated PG-13 (1H 41M).
“Journey’s End,” based on R.C. Sherriff’s play set during World War I, plays Thursday, April 19, at 2 and 7:45 p.m. Rated R (1H 47M).
Phil Rosenstein, James Beard Award winner and producer/creator of the Netflix hit “Somebody Feed Phil,” will join the Cameo for an exclusive screening of the show at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19. He will be joined by travel and food photographer Steven Rothfeld of St. Helena for a signing of his book “Israel Eats.” There will also be a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres featuring dishes from Rothfeld’s book. Tickets are $20.
In honor of Earth Day, enjoy Chabot Space and Science Center's Cosmic Ray Planetary Theater at the Oddfellows Hall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Experience the wonders of the universe as Chabot scientists teach about the stars, constellations and our own planet. There will be showings every 30 minutes. A Star Lab can accommodate 20 for each showing. There will also be a showing of BBC Earth's documentary "Earth: One Amazing Day," narrated by Robert Redford, at 2 p.m. This free event is made possible through a grant from the City of St. Helena and support of Friends of the Cameo. The Cameo thanks the St. Helena Oddfellows for their generous support of lending the hall.
Details: CameoCinema.com or 287-4172.
WHERE WORDS AND MUSIC MEET
PoetryMusic, a duo dedicated to performing poetry sung and set to music, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the St. Helena Public Library. This multi-media performance includes an accompanying slide presentation with each poem projected on the screen along with photographic images so that the audience can follow the written word with the poem being sung. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.
Details: 963-5244 or SHPL.org.
THE LIFE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH
Leonard Nimoy’s one-man play “Vincent,” starring Jim Jarrett as Vincent Van Gogh, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at the White Barn, 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave. Jarrett has performed the one-man play throughout the world to over a quarter of a million people. It’s been called “a truly beautiful theatrical experience” (New York Times), “a theatrical masterpiece” (Arizona Republic) and “a wonderful evening of theater” (Los Angeles Times).
LUNAFEST COMES TO ST. HELENA
Lunafest Napa Valley 2018, a mini film festival that champions women filmmakers, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at a new venue, the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. It is hosted by Soroptimist St. Helena Sunrise and is a thought-provoking traveling film festival that takes a look at women and girl lives through the lens of nine woman directors. Local nonprofits that help make a difference in the lives of girls and women will benefit from the proceeds raised at Lunafest. This year’s recipients are Girls on the Run Napa & Solano, NEWS Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services, and Soroptimist International of St. Helena Sunrise.
Tickets: $55 general, $20 student. Sponsorships are available to help empower girls and women locally and in film with reserved seating.
OF MEXICO PERFORM
Yolanda Del Rio and Beatriz Adriana, two of the most renowned ranchera singers in Mexico, will perform together for the first time in Napa County at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Lincoln Theater. Del Rio made her TV debut before she became a teenager, and at age 15 she recorded “La Hija de Nadie,” the hit single that made her a star. She went on to sell almost 20 million records around the world and receive a Grammy nomination in 1984. Adriana got her first record contract at age 13, and has recorded songs by Joan Sebastian, Juan Gabriel, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Manolo Marroqui, Federico Mendez and composer Marco Antonio Solis.
ST. HELENA HISTORY BECOMES ART
The St. Helena Historical Society’s “History Becomes Art” fundraiser will be at 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Brasswood. There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and an art auction. Local and world-renowned artists have selected images from the historical society’s collection of vintage photos and recreated them with their own vision and medium.
Tickets: $100 and available at historybecomesart.shstory.org.
WORLD PREMIERE OF
“The Beatitudes,” a cantata composed by Asher Raboy, resident artist at Pacific Union College, will be performed in its entirety for the first time at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Paulin Hall Auditorium on the PUC campus in Angwin. The performance will feature the PUC choir and orchestra, both including alumni and community members, and will highlight guest soloists. Composed in a mere four months at the end of 2017, the 40-minute cantata is based on the eight blessings recounted by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5. The show will take place during PUC’s Homecoming Weekend and honor Paulin Hall’s 50th anniversary.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Join the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum for RLS Poetry Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the St. Helena Public Library. The evening will highlight several of Stevenson’s poems and offer the opportunity for other poets to perform their own works during an open mic. All are invited to listen, perform, and enjoy poetry from the past and present. Contact the RLS Museum at 963-3757 by April 20 for a guaranteed performance slot. Refreshments will be served thanks to the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.
MIKE GREENSILL AT SILO’S
St. Helena pianist Mike Greensill performs from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Silo’s, 530 Main St. in Napa.
Details: silosnapa.com or 251-5833.
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE 1940s
Dan Goodman, George Rothwell and the Opus Trio will bring song and history to the Lincoln Theater stage in Yountville with “Torch Songs of WWII” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Goodman explains, “George related his concept to me shortly after my last show at the Lincoln Theater and explained how the music of the WWII years spoke to that generation.”
Details: 944-9900 or lincolntheater.com.
LIBRARY DISPLAY ‘PLAY ON WORDS’
“Play on Words,” a collection of new art by Carolynne Gamble, a graphic designer and marketing specialist, will be on display throughout April at the St. Helena Public Library. Words have power, and Gamble makes them big on canvas for meaning and impact. As art, they are amplified. She says conceptual art is inspiring, and this show is her grand gesture for amusement and whimsy.
Details: 963-5244 or SHPL.org.