ST. HELENA DRAMA PRESENTS
‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’
St. Helena Drama’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Only six performances will be offered: at 7 p.m. March 9-10 and March 16-17 and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 17. All performances will be at the St. Helena High School Performing Arts Center, 1401 Grayson Ave. Directed by Patti Coyle, the gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals still resonates today with its theme of trying to find balance in a tumultous world — like a fiddler on the roof. Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite sweeping social change that not only upsets his family values but also threatens his town’s very existence.
NOW PLAYING AT THE CAMEO
“Call Me By Your Name,” nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), plays Thursday, March 1, at 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m. Rated R (2H 10M).
Oscar favorite “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri“ will return to the Cameo at 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, and 2 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The movie is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), and two nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred (McDormand) paints three signs with a controversial message aimed at the local police chief (Harrelson). Rated R (1H 55M).
Also playing is “I, Tonya,” nominated for three Oscars including Best Actress (Margot Robbie) and Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney). The movie is the darkly comedic tale of figure skater Tonya Harding (Robbie). Janney plays her acid-tongued mother. The movie plays Friday at 2 and 7:45 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday at noon. Rated R (1H 59M).
The Cameo’s Oscars party will start with the red carpet at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Everyone is asked to bring appetizers to share. The Cameo will pour selected wines and bubbly and provide popcorn. Come dressed as your favorite movie star, and test your Oscar IQ for a chance to win prizes. Tickets are $25.
Also playing is “Hostiles,” a western starring Christian Bale as a legendary Army captain who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cherokee war chief (Wes Studi) and his family to tribal lands. It plays Monday at 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, March 8, at 7:45 p.m., and Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rated R (2H 15M).
“The 15:17 to Paris,” director Clint Eastwood’s film about the Americans who helped foil a terrorist attack in France, plays Monday at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 p.m., and Thursday, March 8, at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13 (2H).
The Oscar nominees for Best Short Animated Short Film will play Monday at 5 p.m. The nominees for Best Live Action Short Film will play Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.
Details: CameoCinema.com or 287-4172.
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY
A 2017 film about family, fun and adventure will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the St. Helena Public Library. An aspiring young musician embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, a charming trickster becomes an unexpected friend who helps the young boy uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Licensing restrictions prohibit publication of the film’s title. Rated PG (1H 49M). The showing is sponsored by the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.
UPSTAGE NAPA VALLEY PRESENTS ‘GOLDFISH’
Upstage Napa Valley’s production of “Goldfish” continues through Sunday, March 4, at the St. Helena Presbyterian Church on Spring Street, and March 9-11 at the Grace Episcopal Church on Spring Street. Performances are scheduled for Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Fred Ireland, Markus Baumbach, Alani Denton and Lauren Haugen star in John Kolvenbach’s off-beat comedy about family life and the parenting of children who will leave home and find their way in the world.
Tickets: $25 general/$15 students/$20 for 10 or more tickets.
JAY GREENE LECTURES ON JAPANESE HISTORY
“The Rising Sun Seeks Dominance: The Roots of War in the Pacific” is the title of Jay Greene’s next historical lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the St. Helena Public Library. Japan shakes off its traditional isolation and plunges into modernity with unprecedented vigor, only to embark on conquest. It was a path that promised success until Japan challenged the U.S. for dominance of the Pacific.
Greene’s series will continue at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, with “The Critical Decade.” Great Britain emerges triumphant from a long and costly war with the French only to find its American colonists impatient with Mother Country’s largesse. Both lectures are sponsored by the Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY DISPLAYS PHOTOS, ART
The St. Helena Historical Society presents “History Becomes Art,” a month-long exhibit pairing historical photos with art, with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the St. Helena Public Library. The gallery will feature local and world-renowned artists who have selected images from the historical society’s collection of vintage photos and recreated them with their own vision and medium. 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.
‘THE SORRY LOT’
AT THE WHITE BARN
The White Barn will hold a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, with “The Sorry Lot,” a nine-piece Irish folk and ballad band from Napa. They deliver high-energy renditions of traditional drinking songs, as well as a few modern and original tunes, while keeping the music true to its roots in the pubs and bars of Ireland. The White Barn is at 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave.
KITH & KIN PERFORMS AT THE LIBRARY
Napa Valley’s own Celtic band, Kith & Kin, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the St. Helena Public Library. The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will feature a lyrical, lilting evening of jigs, reels, ballads and blarney.
THE ART OF CHOCOLATE
Napa Valley’s finest chocolatiers, including Woodhouse Chocolates, Earth & Sky, and the CIA at Copia, have taken inspiration from the Julia Child “France is a Feast” exhibit at Napa Valley Museum to create delicious works of art in chocolate, on display through April 1 at the Napa Valley Museum. A portion of boxed chocolate sales will benefit the museum.
Details: 944-0500 or NapaValleyMuseum.org.
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.