NOW PLAYING AT THE CAMEO
“The Post“ is the featured film this week at the Cameo Cinema. Director Steven Spielberg’s latest film, nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, stars Oscar nominee Meryl Streep as Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. She and irascible editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Rated PG-13 (1H 56M). It plays Friday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8, at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m.; Sunday at noon and 7:45 p.m.; and Tuesday at 5 and 7:45 p.m.
“The Shape of Water“ plays Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m. Rated R (1H 59M).
Details: CameoCinema.com or 287-4172.
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY
The St. Helena Public Library will show an acclaimed 2016 film about an unlikely romance between recluse (Ethan Hawke) and a fragile but determined artist (Sally Hawkins) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The film is based on the life of Nova Scotian artist Maudie Lewis, who no longer wants to spend her adult life living with her protective family who doubt her abilities due to her crippled hands. Licensing agreements prohibit the publication of the film’s title. Rated PG-13 (1H 55M).
JAY GREENE RESUMES
Jay Greene’s ongoing series of historical lectures resume with an account of the Spanish Armada’s attack on England at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the St. Helena Public Library. The series continues on Feb. 20 with Captain James Cook’s exploration of the Pacific, from New Zealand to Tahiti to Hawaii, where he met his violent fate.
STUDENT ART AT NV MUSEUM
“First Response,” a student art showcase, is on display through Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle in Yountville. The exhibit explores student reactions to last year’s fires. High school visual artists were invited to reflect and convey their experiences, observations and reactions to the North Bay Fires in a five-county call for submissions. Selected works come from students of American Canyon, Armijo, Healdsburg, Justin-Siena, Marin Catholic, and Novato High Schools. The works will be judged on artistic intent, originality of ideas, use of media, technique, and alignment to theme. Museum visitors can also vote on a People’s Choice award. The results will be announced during a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.
Details: 944-0500 or NapaValleyMuseum.org.
AUTHOR READS CHILDREN’S BOOK
Cat Francisco will read from her beloved children’s book “OH! The Things You Can See In The Dark” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the St. Helena Public Library. Francisco is a wine educator, photographer, author and illustrator who specializes in night photography. Her book shows a magical aspect of the night through vibrant and lush imagery, helping to ease children’s fears of the dark. An artist reception featuring some of her photos will follow the storytime. Refreshments will be served thanks to the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.
AT LINCOLN THEATER
The Valley Players will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Feb. 1-3 at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive in Yountville. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1; Friday, Feb. 2; and Saturday, Feb. 3.
Details: 944-9900 or lincolntheater.com.
MIKE GREENSILL AT SILO’S
St. Helena pianist Mike Greensill performs from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Silo’s, 530 Main St. in Napa. Each Wednesday he presents a noted Bay Area vocalist.
Details: silosnapa.com or 251-5833.
LE JAZZ HOT AT WHITE BARN
The White Barn’s pre-Valentine’s Day show will feature Le Jazz Hot at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Known internationally as the Hot Club of San Francisco, this venerable gypsy swing combo (led by guitarist Paul Mehling and featuring vocalist/guitarist Isabelle Fontaine, violinist Evan Price, and bassist Sam Rocha) dazzles with its repertoire of Django Reinhardt tunes and original compositions. This show will likely sell out, so get your tickets now. The White Barn is at 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave.
Details: thewhitebarn.org or 987-8225.
CRAZY LITTLE THING
Blue Note Napa presents a Crazy Little Thing Called Love, a special evening for Valentine’s friends and lovers at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1030 Main St. in Napa. Kellie Fuller teams up with pianist Mike Greensill and bassist Tom Martin for a night of songs that speak to all aspects of love, from longing to falling to heartbreak. Expect to hear selections made famous by such crooners as Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole and others. Dinner and wine, beer or cocktails will be available at both shows.
Tickets: $10-$25. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
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.