Julia Crane

Julie Crane's upcoming art installation at the Rasmussen Art Gallery at Pacific Union College explores how nature reacted to last year's wildfires.

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The Greatest Showman“ is the featured film this week at the Cameo Cinema. Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), the film is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. It plays Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25, at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m. Rated PG (1H 45M).

Lady Bird” and “Wonder“ are the featured films at the Cameo Cinema this week.

Lady Bird“ plays Thursday, Jan. 18, at 2 and 7:45 p.m. Rated R (1H 33M).

Wonder“ plays Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. Rated PG (1H 53M).

Details: CameoCinema.com or 287-4172.



“Transfigurations,” Julia Crane’s art show exploring the aftermath of last October’s fires, opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Rasmussen Art Gallery at Pacific Union College in Angwin. The fire is based on Crane’s study of the “burn zone” at the top of Pritchard Hill, adjacent to the Chappellet property. Crane has been visiting the area during the months since the fire, and has created an artistic visual study of her findings.

Admission: Free.


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.

Admission: Free.

Details: silosnapa.com or 251-5833.



The St. Helena Public Library, in connection with the Legion of Honor, will present “Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. The presentation examines the diverse connections between the two artists, who each broke the reigning aesthetic boundaries of the time to find new vocabularies and create powerful agendas for modern paintings and sculpture. The event is sponsored by the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.

Admission: Free.

Details: 963-5244 or SHPL.org.



“An American Experience in World War I,” a film produced by retired St. Helena High School history teacher Frank Mazzi and his students, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the St. Helena Performing Arts Center. In late July 1914, a war erupts in Europe that within weeks will include all the major powers of Europe. In the United States, meanwhile, a recent high school graduate is appalled at the carnage of a war that soon involves 32 nations and the colonial territories and dominions which some of them governed around the world. When the United States enters the conflict in April 1917, he and his pals enlist, agreeing with President Woodrow Wilson that “the world must be made safe for democracy.” The war ended 19 months later. How might this American have reflected on his experience in what had become known as the World War?

Admission: Free.


Bookmark Napa Valley, the annual fundraiser benefiting the Friends and Foundation, St. Helena Public Library, will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Markham Vineyards, 2812 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29) in St. Helena. There will be a wine reception at 4:30, featuring author meet-and-greets, book sales and signing. Author presentations and a dinner prepared by Oak Avenue Catering will be served at 5:30 p.m. Lisa Napoli, author of “Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away,” will serve as Master of Ceremonies, returning from last year’s Bookmark. She will interview the three other featured authors: Wiley Cash, author of “A Land More Kind Than Home” and “This Dark Road to Mercy,” Lisa Dickey, longtime ghostwriter and author of “Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia,” and Ivy Pochoda, author of “Visitation Street” and “Wonder Valley.”

Tickets: $150.

Details: supportshlibrary.org or 307-3706.



“Yoko Rankin — Missionary Memories,” will continue throughout January at the St. Helena Public Library. Rankin’s paintings reflect her love of nature. Born and raised in Japan, she encountered unique experiences when she married a Zambian farmer and moved to Africa in the 1970s to be a medical missionary. After 25 years in various African countries, she worked in India for several years, then in Japan, before retiring in St. Helena. Her experiences around the globe are reflected in the flora and fauna that she paints. Yoko attempts to convey her sense of awe for creation in the details and colors that she chooses to depict in her flower and animal paintings.

Admission: Free.

Details: 963-5244 or SHPL.org.