Phil Kohlmetz

Phil Kohlmetz is the executive director of the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville.

The Napa Valley Museum has an enchanting evening in store for its biggest fundraiser of the year, “Museum Magic,” on Saturday, March 19.

Tickets for “Museum Magic,” which supports the museum’s education, exhibition and artifact collection programs, are available at" href="" target="_blank"> or by calling 944-0500.

The three-hour event, which begins at 6 p.m., features twirling airborne acrobats from Wine Country Aerialists, fire dancing by Fire Fleye, and revealing psychic readings.

Live and silent auction lots include a week in a private Tahoe-area condo with backdoor access to downhill skiing, an interior design consultation, an instant wine cellar and a vintage private yacht rental on the San Francisco Bay.

Creative food by private chef Kendyl Bilenkij, paired with wines from Domaine Chandon, complete the evening. Tickets are $65, but for a red carpet experience, $100 VIP tickets include preferred parking, reserved seating, a VIP bar and a gift at the end of the night.

“Museum Magic is a casual, fun and festive way to support the museum’s exemplary arts, history and education programs,” said Phil Kohlmetz, the museum’s new executive director. “The generosity of our guests and sponsors support our Museum in the Classroom program serving thousands of K-5 students, world-class art exhibits like ‘Trashed and Treasured,’ which engage us in issues of art and the environment, and help protect thousands of historic Napa Valley objects for permanent preservation.”

The Napa Valley Museum, at 55 Presidents Circle in Yountville, is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, $2.50 for youth, and free for Yountville Veterans Home residents and active military with ID. For information, visit or call 944-0500.

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