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The Shape of Water“ is the featured film this week at the Cameo Cinema. Guillermo del Toro, the director of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” directs an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation until she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg. Rated R (1H 59M). It plays Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m.; and Tuesday at 5 and 7:45 p.m.

The Greatest Showman“ plays at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Rated PG (1H 45M).

Details: or 287-4172.



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



“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: or 307-3706.


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: or 251-5833.


“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



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.

Tickets: $20.

Details: 944-9900 or



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.

Tickets: $30.

Details: or 987-8225.


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.”

Tickets: $21-$30.

Details: 944-9900 or