Spooks at di Rosa, artists at the library


art at the library

Cartoonist Greg Sumbardo exhibits his work in October at the Napa County Library, 580 Coombs Street. The Reception and Art Talk will take place on Friday, October 14, from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Register at gregsumbardo.eventbrite.com.

Summbardo’s interest in comic book art began at a young age. He attended UC Davis and while there was a comic and political cartoonist for the school newspaper, “The Aggie”. He worked at Six Flags as a draftsman and has over 20 years of industry experience. He has drawn at numerous events in the Sacramento/San Francisco area.

Trick-or-Treating at a Spooky di Rosa

The Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art will serve tricks and treats on Halloween weekend. On Sunday, October 30, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., di Rosa will be offering sleight of hand tricks, face painting, a Halloween photo booth, games, music and spooky items at the top of its campus. A fancy dress contest takes place in the courtyard at 3 p.m. with prize giving to follow.

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Di Rosa’s trick-or-treat and haunted museum event is free with general admission ($20 for adults; $5 for guests 17 and under). There are no fees for members. Families are encouraged to arrive early to picnic in di Rosa’s olive grove and enjoy the galleries.

Andrea Saenz, Deputy Principal and Director of Education at di Rosa, said, “Our team had a blast coming up with ideas to make the Halloween event special this year. We see it as the start of a new tradition that will grow.

Info, www.dirosaart.org.

‘Playfest’ at Upstage Napa Valley

UpStage Napa Valley’s third “PlayFest” kicks off this weekend, featuring new short plays, October 14-30.

Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 Spring St., St. Helena.

General tickets are $30 a day or $75 for three nights, one for each weekend in the series. Students are $20 and group tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at upstagenapavalley.org or at the door.

Tickets will also be available at the UpStage Napa Valley booth at Hometown Harvest Festival on October 15. Masks are appreciated. If requirements change, UpStage will adhere to current mandates.

Living in the vineyard

Live in the Vineyard, presented by Visit Napa Valley, has added new artists and songwriters to its Pop/Hot AC event taking place November 1-3.

Bebe Rexha, Aloe Blacc, Sean Douglas, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None The Richer), kenzie, Auti, Fritz Hager, Francisco Marti, New Hope Club, Rosa Linn and Sarah Reeves are added to the list of 15th anniversary events.

This year’s event will also feature performances by Alec Benjamin, Jax, JP Saxe, Benson Boone, Lauren Spencer-Smith, Jake Wesley Rogers, Em Beihold, Ingrid Andress, AUGUST 08, Daisy The Great, Dora Jar, John K, Rhys Lewis, Chase Mitchell, The Moss, NYA, Audrey Nuna, ONE The Duo, Wyn Starks and hit songwriter Justin Tranter (“Believer”/Imagine Dragons, “Sorry”/Justin Bieber, “Cake By The Ocean”/DNCE).

Live in the Vineyard has also partnered with Sony Music Latin and will feature creators and artists representing many styles of Latin music, including artists Sony Reik, Kany García, Monsieur Periné, Debi Nova, Tiago Iorc, Gale, Nella, Arthur Hanlon, Luis Figueroa, Lupita Infante, Ir Sais, Andy Rivera, Kat & Alex and Ren Kai.

For more information, visit liveinthevineyard.com.

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