This is weekly feature post I will now do every Thursday to tell you about upcoming events in Yountville and around the Napa Valley. Please visit and enjoy one or more of these and tell them Curtis sent you.
NOTE: photo and copy from Napa Valley Wine Train website
“All New Experience!
Holiday elves have been busy transforming the Wine Train into an enchanting journey. Add a little sparkle and a lot of magic to the season with the Santa Train. Sip hot cocoa and munch freshly baked cookies. Enjoy games, sing-alongs, and a fun cast of characters. Watch faces full of joy, pressed against the glass, eager to get to their destination: the North Pole. Whether the Santa Train is a new family tradition or a yearly rite-of-passage, it’s a memorable interactive musical adventure in an elegant and nostalgic setting.
At a Glance:
- 1.5 hour Christmas train ride to the North Pole
- Music, games, and entertainment
- Hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies”
Uptown Theatre, Napa
Todd Rundgren December 22 @ 8:00 pm
Who’s Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute January 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
For shows at Blue Note Napa Valley photo from their website
Chef Philip Tessier “Chasing Bocuse” Demonstration and Book Signing
Friday, December 15 2017 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for an exciting evening with CIA alum, and 2015 Bocuse d’Or Silver Medalist and 2017 Head Coach, Chef Philip Tessier; Team USA Head Coach, Chef Robert Sulatycky; and Team USA’s newest candidate and CIA alum, Matt Kirkley. Learn about the history of the Bocuse d’Or, and and Team USA’s journey to medaling in the competition, as documented in Tessier’s new book, Chasing Bocuse: America’s Journey to the Culinary World Stage. The evening will also feature a culinary demonstration led by new Bocuse d’Or Team member Matt Kirkley, a tasting, book signing, and meet-and-greet with Team USA. Copia Large Theater
The Perfect Apple Pie with Hestan Cue
Saturday, December 16 2017 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
On Hestan Cue, cooking is easy as pie. Though this American classic seems simple, getting the perfect balance of texture, temperature, cinnamon spice (and everything nice) can be a bit tricky. That’s why Hestan Cue is here to give you foolproof, step-by-step instructions just in time for the holidays.
This class taught by Hestan Cue team, formerly of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Napa Valley Vintners Theater
Après Ski – Winter Social
Saturday, December 16 2017 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Don your snazziest holiday sweater or favorite winter garb and join us for our Après Ski – Winter Social. A fun-filled afternoon with activities for the whole family, we’ll be featuring crafts for the kids, a screening of Home Alone, and an exciting array of seasonal culinary classes. We’ll be serving festive drinks and hearty comfort food, so you can warm your belly while you grab any last-minute holiday gifts from our lifestyle store. And don’t miss the pomp, circumstance, and inevitable dancing – with music provided by Polkageist West. Atrium
Copia CIA Events information from their website
Napa Valley Museum Hours: Wed-Sun, 11AM-4PM
France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia ChildMAIN GALLERY November 11, 2017 ■ February 18, 2018
France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child This World Premiere Exhibition showcases rarely seen black and white photographs taken by Paul Child in France between 1948 and 1954. Featuring Paul’s extraordinary photographs of Paris, Marseille and … Continued
“Unearthed” Ceramics Exhibition from Angwin’s NBC PotterySPOTLIGHT GALLERY November 18, 2017 ■ January 7, 2018
Angwin’s NBC Pottery, from husband and wife team Will and Nikki Callnan, features one-of-a-kind ceramics with an organic edge and rustic flair. This “Unearthed” NBC exhibit is a retrospective of their work over the last 10 years. They will be … Continued