Paul Franson's
 

NapaLife

For those who live in Napa Valley – or wish they did.


Nov. 12, 2018



For Paul Franson's writing about food, wine and travel outside Napa Valley, see TravelTastes.com.

Get this NapaLife with its quick summary of how to publicize your event.

Subscribe to NapaLife

Use either a credit card or Pay Pal. I use the PayPal systems, but it also accepts credit cards without joining. American Express cards sometimes don't work...


New individual one-year subscription $50 per year (one person or couple)
Renew individual subscription for a year for $50 (one person or couple)
email where you get NapaLife
Corporate and group subscriptions

You can also subscribe to
NapaLife or renew by sending a check to Paul Franson, 2035 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559.

Be sure to include your e-mail address!
The Insider's guide to Napa Valley Published each Monday in Napa Valley

Learn what's new in Napa Valley in NapaLife


NapaLife is the insider's guide to Napa Valley; this is only a taste of the whole newsletter. The weekly newsletter is published by insider Paul Franson.


NapaLife runs 12 to 20 pages each week including a list of almost everything happening in Napa Valley in the next week. It is e-mailed each Monday and an online version is also available. It costs only $1 per week, $50 per year.

View a sample of NapaLife.



This week in NapaLife


See NapaValleyNow.com for future events


Silo’s closing at end of year
Mike Greensill brunch at Blue Note
Development of the Cinedome area
Upcoming at Silo’s
Upcoming at the Blue Note
Holidays in Yountville
Yountville Holiday Movie Series
CANVAS Experience Magazine
Girard opens winery in Calistoga
Cornerstone opens tasting room
Specials at Charlie Palmer Steak
Friday Featured Vintner Tastings
Get ready for the holidays at the CIA
Domaine Carneros bubbly ice cream
Women’s March Napa Valley,
News for the wine community
A Goldilocks vintage in Napa Valley
Halkovich Heitz VP of operations
Building Value in a Wine Business
Seminar on Advanced Wine Sales
Wine compliance/regulatory issues
2019 DTC Wine Symposium
This week in Napa Valley
This week at the Cameo Cinema
Monday
Offices closed for Veterans Day
Compline Wine World Tour
Free Film Festival community day
A Rooftop Cigar Dinner
The Struts are sold out
Tuesday
 Napa Farmer’s Market canceled
Tuna the Wonder Dog
World War I: A War to End All Wars
Mezcal dinner at Gran Electrica
Ragtag Sullivan at Locals Night
Wednesday
The Business of Writing
Get Inside Your Reader’s Brain
Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!”
Bouchon Beaujolais Nouveau Menu
Pint night at Pizzeria Tra Vigne
Manzanita at Blue Note
Thursday
Beaujolais is my Co-pilot
Compline/Scribe Winery Party
Risotto with Janet Fletcher
Music of Four Centuries
Taste wines from Piedmont
Bookmine’s Book Club
The Smooth Jazz Alley at Blue Note
Friday
Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire
Southside Café pop-up dinners
Jarvis Conservatory Puppet Festival
Thanksgiving wines at Back Room
Michael Herklots at Napa Cigars
Music at River Terrace Inn
Sandemonium at Blue Note
Hollywood Babble-On Tour
The Boombox at Silo’s
Saturday
Saturday at Napa Market’s Marker
American Folk Art Holiday Festival
Van Winden’s Holiday Open House
Crocker & Starr holiday kickoff party
Hillary Homzie Apple Pie Promises
Splurge-Worthy Whiskies
Benefit for The Oxbow School
Generation Gap Big Band Jazz
Music at Capp Heritage
Music at The Saint
Forejour tribute
Sunday
LolliPOPS! at Lincoln
Greensill & Maxie Reid at Silo’s
Lenore Hirsch’s double book launch
Yountville movie: The Santa Clause
Phosphorescent at the Opera House

 

Publisher and Editor: Paul Franson
(707) 258-0159
paul@napalife.com




Great souces for information about Napa Valley




NapaValleyNow.com




Paul Franson writes about Napa Valley

Recent articles


Food pairings enhance wine at Napa Valley wineries Inside Napa Valley


Skyline Park Wildlife Gardens Napa Valley Register


The Business End – biweekly column in Napa Valley Register on Napa's wine business


Visiting Napa Valley


A quick tour of Napa Valley


Visiting Napa Valley Alone


A Perfect Day in the Heart of Napa Valley


A Perfect Day in Carneros


A Perfect Day "East of Eden" in Napa County


Top 10 views in Napa Valkley


Top 10 gardens in Napa Valley


Top 10 picnic areas in Napa Valley


Yop 10 bike rides in Napa Valley


Eating in Napa Valley


Veggies in Vineyards


Tuscan dinner at Long Meadow Ranch


Brick ovens underlie Napa Valley cuisine


Vino with veggies


Living in Napa Valley


Millionaire's Guide to Buying the Napa Dream Food & Wine


Napa Valley: Glitz on  Deep Roots



How ag preservation saved Napa Valley


Napa Valley Wineries


Napa’s French connection


NapaLife blog




For a free guide to public relations for wineries, retailers or non-profit events, email paul@napalife.com.

 



 

 


Music and Drama in Napa Valley

See NapaValleyNow.com for details on future events.



Lucky Penny Community Arts Center 

  • Nov. 31-Dec. 16. Scrooge in Love
  • Jan. 18-27, 2019. The Enchanted Bookshop
  • Feb. 15-March 3, 2019. Forever Plaid
  • March 22-April 7, 2019. Bingo, The Winning Musical
  • April 26-May 12, 2019 Reasons to Be Pretty/Reasons to Be Happy
  • May 31-June 16, 2019 Cabaret

Visit www.luckypennynapa.com or call 266-6305.


Lucky Penny Community Arts Center is at 1758 Industrial Way in Napa.


Uptown Theatre  

  • Nov. 16 – Hollywood Babble-On – Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman
  • Nov. 17 - Chris Isaak Holiday Tour
  • Nov. 18 – An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren
  • Nov. 30 - Jonny Lang
  • Dec. 1 - Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen
  • Dec. 6 - Jake Shimabukuro
  • Dec. 7 - An Irish Christmas
  • Dec. 8 - Aaron Lewis
  • Dec. 9 -Dweezil Zappa
  • Dec. 15 - Tower Of Power
  • Jan. 26 - JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Jan. 27 – Rosanne Cash
  • March 1  - Irish Rovers
  • March 22 – Matt Nathanson
  • May 10 -   Iliza Millennial

Most shows are at 8 p.m. The Uptown Theatre is at 1350 Third St. in Napa. The box office phone is 259-0123 x 6 and website is www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.


Blue Note Club


  • Nov. 13 Locals Night with Ragtag Sullivan
  • Nov. 14 Manzanita Tickets
  • Nov. 15 The Smooth Jazz Alley featuring Guitarist Joel Del Rosario
  • Nov. 16 Sandra Bernhard
  • Nov. 17 Sandra Bernhard
  • Nov. 20 Locals Night Mix It Up: Pro Jam Music, Mixology, Menu and You
  • Nov. 22 Closed
  • Nov. 23-24 Joshua Radin
  • Nov. 27 Locals night David Ronconi Band
  • Nov. 28 DJ Williams and Shots Fired
  • Nov. 29 Beat-Lele ukulele tribute to the Beatles
  • Nov. 30 – Dec.. 1 Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan
  • Dec. 2 Nina Gerber & Jerry Jones' Duo Quartet
  • Dec. 5 Eki Shola with Michael Fortunato
  • Dec. 6 Sal's Greenhouse
  • Dec. 7-8 Bob James
  • Dec. 9 Art Responds: Films on Fire
  • Dec. 12 Holiday Swing: Svetlana & The Delancey Five
  • Dec. 13-15 Manhattan Transfer
  • Dec. 18 Locals Night: Holiday Soiree + Toys for Tots with Roem Baur
  • Dec. 19 Barrio Manouche
  • Dec. 20 Octobop Christmas Show
  • Dec. 21-22 Jessy J. Christmas Performance
  • Dec. 23-26 Closed
  • Dec. 27 Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  • Dec.. 28-31 Kenny G
  • Jan. 1-3 Closed
  • Jan 5 Bands in the Bay Feat: The Risky Biscuits, Van Goat, Serf and James, Basi Vibe, and DJ Scotty Fox
  • Jan. 11-12 Eric Darius
  • Jan. 17 Peter Harper
  • Jan. 18-19 Anthony David "Hello Like Before Tour" Celebrating the Music of Bill Withers
  • Jan. 25-26 Cassandra Wilson
  • Feb. 7-19 Ottmar Liebert

Visit www.bluenotenapa.com or call 880-2300.


The Blue Note is at 1030 Main St. in Napa.

Napa Valley Opera House Ballroom (JaM Cellars Ballroom
Upstairs in Margrit Mondavi auditorium)

  • Nov. 30 A John Waters Christmas

 Visit  www.nvoh.org or www.jamcellarsballroom.com


Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St. Napa. 880-2303


Silo's Club

  • Nov. 16, The Boombox
  • Nov. 17, Forejour – Tribute to Foreigner & Journey
  • Nov. 18 Sunday Jazz – Mike Greensill & Janice Maxie Reid
  • Nov. 23, Terrie Odabi
  • Nov. 24, The Unauthorized Rolling Stones + Rudy & The King
  • Nov. 25 Sundays at Silo’s – Livestreamed Musical Variety Show
  • Nov. 30, Papa Joe & The New Deal
  • Dec. 1 Caravanserai – Tribute to Santana
  • Dec. 2 Napa Valley Jazz Society Presents: Hot Club of Baltimore – Musicians inspired by Django
  • Dec. 7 Garage Band 101 for Adults
  • Dec. 8 The Best Intentions – Motown of the 60s, 70s & 80s
  • Dec. 9 Garage Band 101 for Kids
  • Dec. 14 Island of Black & White
  • Dec. 15 Tribute Band Blow Out! Hot for Teacher and Stung
  • Dec. 16 Garage Band 101 for Adults
  • Dec. 17 Phoenix Rising: Benefit – Napa City Firefighters Charitable Fund
  • Dec. 21The Deadlies annual Holiday bash
  • Dec. 22 The Rhythm Method 4: Holiday Show
  • Dec. 28 Illeagles – Tribute to The Eagles
  • Dec. 29 When Does Cry tribute to Price
  • Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Partywith N2L!

Silo's is at 530 Main St. in Napa. See www.silosnapa.com.


Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
Here’s the whole announced season for Napa Valley Performing Arts Center (though two performances* will be at Copia, not Lincoln Theater,

  • Dec. 6-7 Transcendence‘s Broadway Holiday Spectacular

  • Feb. 15-24, 2019 Valley Players present Farce of Habit by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

Get information and tickets at www.lincolntheater.org or 944-9900.


Napa Valley Jazz Society


All shows are Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. and at Silo's in Napa except as indicated.


Get information and tickets at www.NVJS.org.

E & M Presents


Buy tickets at www.EandM.Eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.EandMpresents.org, email EandMpresents@gmail.com or call 224-4353 or 501-8567.

 

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center


Napa Valley Music at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

Visit www.musicnapavalley.org or call 256-7500.

 
Napa Valley Theater 
at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center


Visit www.napavalleytheater.org or call 256-7500.



 Books by Paul Franson

  
The 2018 NapaLife Insider's Guide to Napa Valley


by Paul Franson

 

The NapaLife Insider's Guide to Napa Valley tells the stories behind the valley and its people, and learn everything from the best views in Napa Valley to why Napa Valley is the unique place it is.


Buy at https://www.createspace.com/8061220 for $19.99 Buy Kindle version at Amazon.com  for $4.99



Spinning the Bottle Again

By Paul Franson and Harvey Posert


Spinning the Bottle Again contains strategies, tactics and case studies of wine  public relations. It’s a heavily updated and revised version of the seminal book on wine public relations, Spinning the Bottle.


Spinning the Bottle Again is a collection of theory, practical information and case studies about promoting wine, wineries and wine related issues.


Print version is $19.95 from Createspace, part of Amazon, at www.createspace.com/3794516.


Kindle version from Amazon.com $9.99.
 

Escapes to Paradise: Adventures and Misadventures in the Romantic Caribbean Sea


by Paul Franson


You may dream of buying a boat in the tropics, but you’d do well to read this book before you do.


Author and sailor Paul Franson has had some of the best times in his life on the varied islands of the West Indies, but he’s also had some experiences that he can be philosophical about only decades later.

 


The book also includes tales of other sailing adventures, a guide to sailing some popular islands, and a cookbook of Caribbean recipes.

 

Print version www.createspace.com/4938856 $9.99

 

Kindle version $4.99 from Amazon.com.

You can also contact Paul Franson to find out how to buy copies locally or pdf versions for use on computers and tablets. Email paul@paulfranson.com.