Altered Book Exhibit And Fundraiser
April 27–June 1, 5–8 p.m.
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Drive, Novato
WHY YOU SHOULD GO The book becomes art at MarinMOCA’s beloved exhibition, featuring 180 original book art objects created by artists who combine compelling messages. These artworks will be on display during the 10th annual exhibit and silent auction, now running through June 1. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations while you bid on your favorite pieces, and don’t miss the closing party and live auction on June 1.
Cost: Free (bidding and donations encouraged)
Find out more: 415.506.0137, marinmoca.org
June 8, noon–4 p.m.
Sterling Vineyards, 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Whether you fancy yourself a wine novice or connoisseur, Napa Valley’s RoséFest is a must for your summer 2019 bucket list. Enjoy a day in the Wine Country, sipping on sensational rosé, noshing on fabulous food and giving back to Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer awareness. Napa Valley RoséFest will take place at Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga. The upper portion of the winery will feature over 30 of Napa’s finest rosé purveyors, along with bites from several of Napa Valley’s best restaurants. The winery’s grand lawn will feature more entertainment — dance to tunes from Neon Velvet, sip on wines-by-the-glass and nosh on delectable food from a selection of local food trucks.
Cost: $75, $95 premium, $225 VIP
Find Out More: naparosefest.com
Broadway Under the Stars
June 14–September 8
Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Transcendence’s Broadway Under the Stars is a series of award-winning productions featuring accomplished Broadway and Hollywood performers under the stars in the majestic open-air winery ruins in Sonoma’s Jack London State Historic Park. This year’s season includes Broadway performers from Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Hair, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia and more. Each evening begins with pre-show picnicking on the great lawn, alongside the vineyards of the park. Drink and eat from multiple wineries and food trucks that are in attendance. Your night concludes with an evening of sensational entertainment that The Huffington Post declared “… the most unforgettable evening of my summer.”
Find Out More: 877.424.1414, bestnightever.org
Art Show: June 22–23, noon– 6 p.m.
Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur
WHY YOU SHOULD GO Buckelew Programs presents MarinScapes Reimagined 2019, the 31st annual exhibition and sale of Marin County landscape artwork. Enjoy an exclusive preview opening night gala on June 20 (5:30–9:30 p.m.) and an artists’ reception on June 21 (5:30–8 p.m.). The show includes “The Invented Landscape,” curated by the renowned Seager Gray Gallery of Mill Valley. The event raises funds for Buckelew Programs.
Cost: Show $20, reception $25, gala $175
Find out more: 415.491.5705, buckelew.org
Festival Napa Valley presents:
Sheku Kanneh-Mason with the Havana Chamber Orchestra
Far Niente Winery, 1350 Acacia Drive, Oakville
WHY YOU SHOULD GO What would a duchess and a prince dance to? Come hear for yourself during an evening of music fit for royal ears at Far Niente, one of the world’s great wine estates. This celebration features the brilliant British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who drew raves performing at the 2018 royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Kanneh-Mason performs some of the same pieces he played at the royal wedding, under the baton of renowned conductor Daiana García, and accompanied by the superb Havana Chamber Orchestra, who return to Festival Napa Valley by popular demand. The festivities begin at Far Niente’s Cabernet Grill, where guests will enjoy Far Niente’s superlative vintages, as well as those of Russian River Pinot darling En Route.
Find Out More: festivalnapavalley.org