Joseph Jewell Wines and The Girl & The Fig have partnered for an open-air dinner at Penngrove’s Panther Ridge Vineyard presented by environmental conservation non-profit Audubon Canyon Ranch. Chef Jeremy Zimmerman will be crafting four dishes expertly paired with a selection of Joseph Jewell wines and Panther Ridge Pinot Noir, all created by winemaker Adrian Manspeaker. The evening begins with passed appetizers, rosé and sparkling vermentino, and views of the Sonoma Coast from the hillside residence. Participants are encouraged to enjoy a sunset walk through the vines before sitting down for the four-course wine dinner, which commences at 6pm, Saturday, July 22, at Panther Ridge Vineyard, 5252 Lichau Rd., Penngrove. Tickets are $275 and available at josephjewell.com/experiences.
Here’s another clue: The Walrus was Paul, and he’s appearing (at least in spirit) in the annual Beatles in the Park event at San Anselmo’s Creekside Park. Friends and families are invited to bring a picnic blanket and sing along to the sounds of the Fab Four as interpreted by local producer and musician Joe Bagale and his 13-piece band. The band will cover everything from the early Beatles albums to the later more complex recordings from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. 6 to 8:30pm, Saturday, July 29 at Creekside Park, 249 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. Tickets are $12 to $35, and reservations are required and are available online at bit.ly/beatles-park. Proceeds from the event will go towards the San Anselmo Art Commission’s annual youth artist scholarships that award high school students in theater, dance, music and visual arts.
Pixar Family Film Series returns to the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center with Toy Story, the local company’s breakthrough animated feature film directed by John Lasseter. For those who’ve been living under a computer-animated rock, the film is set in a world where toys have a life of their own—when people are not present—including two rival toys: Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), a pull-string talking cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen), a heroic space action-figure. The G-rated film screens at 1pm, Saturday, July 15 and 7 pm, Monday, July 17 at the Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. Tickets are $5 to $13.25. For more information, visit rafaelfilm.cafilm.org/pixar-family-films.
The Petaluma Arts Center presents “Laws of Nature: Sculpture,” with a nod to the fundamental truths called “natural laws” through which everyone and everything is governed (or so we’re told). “This exhibition aligns with these concepts not only because sculpture abides by these laws but can conceptually express these natural phenomena,” suggests the center’s press material. The exhibition is curated by Vicky Kumpfer and features works by Berry Beach, Nuala Creed, Cheryl Coon, Edwin Hamilton, Briona Hendren, Jeff Key and Sean Paul Lorentz. An opening reception begins at 5:30pm, Thursday, July 20. The exhibit is up through Sept. 9. The center is located at 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma. For more information, visit petalumaartscenter.org.