On the Calendar: North Bay February 2020
Stories Patty Malesh
For many people, February represents love. But for Californians and beer aficionados, it’s the time of year for something even more special. Pliny the Younger, named after the Roman lawyer and writer whose works survive to this day, is brewed once annually and always released on the first Friday in February. Those in the know will line up for hours to get a pour of Pliny, so if you join the throng, wear comfy shoes and bring company—or make friends with some of the strangers who have flown in just to experience Pliny time.
Marin Valentine’s Day Ball
Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Marin Center, San Rafael
$250, single; $400, couple
This 24th annual event features complimentary cocktail bar, live and silent auction, seated dinner, and live music and dancing. It’s a fundraiser for The Godmothers of St. Vincent’s School for Boys, North Bay Children’s Center, and Side by Side.
Who’s Live Anyway
Feb. 14, 8 p.m.
Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael
Cat Video Fest
Feb. 22, 2–3:15 p.m.
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael
A portion of the proceeds from these screenings will benefit Marin Humane.
Yountville International Short Film Festival
Various locations, Yountville
This festival will feature more than 80 world class short films, film and wine events, and meet the filmmaker events. Screenings take place at three pop–up locations.
Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, Napa
Donation for entry
Napa Valley college students, faculty, and staff perform new works—plays, dance, and other performances.
Pliny the Younger, Limited Release
Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa and Windsor
This triple India Pale Ale has three times the hops of a regular IPA. For the first time in its 16 year run, this treat will be on tap each day until the taps run dry, and there’s a maximum of three pours per person, per day. Even better, Pliny will be available for the first time in bottles.
Cork Art Class
Feb. 8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Village Food & Wine Center
Vista Collina Resort, Napa
Feb. 13, 5–8 p.m.
Downtown Napa Association, Napa
Wine and Oysters
Feb. 15–16, 12–4 p.m.
Black Stallion Winery, Napa
Enjoy Hog Island oysters (raw and BBQ), award–winning wine, and live music at Black Stallion Estate Winery in Napa over Presidents’ Day weekend. No reservations needed.
Napa Wedding Expo
Feb. 23, 2–5 p.m.
Silverado Resort and Spa
Tickets on Eventbrite
Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb. 1, 5 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Rosa
$25 adults, $10 children
Isabella Rossellini: Link Link Circus
Feb. 8, 7–10 p.m.
Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma
$45 / sebastianitheatre.com
The Garagiste Wine Festival
Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, Sonoma
More than 40 small local wineries showcase and sell micro– productions and first vintages that you won’t see on store shelves or find in tasting rooms.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: The Farewell Tour
Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
The Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Santa Rosa Tattoos & Blues Festival
Feb. 28–March 1
Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa