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Business Beat: 08/15/2019

Business Beat for August 15, 2019

Movie screening with Peter Coyote at Muscardini Cellars

Join the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art on Aug. 25 for an evening of film, wine, and pizza - all things Italia - at a special screening of the film Arrangiarsi, under the stars at Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood. Special guests are Matteo Troncone, the film's director and star, and Peter Coyote, veteran actor, producer, writer, and Arrangiarsi fan. The two will participate in a Q&A following the film.

The event begins at 7 p.m. with a Napoli-style dinner of wood-fired oven pizzas and salad prepared on site in a mobile, wood-fired oven by Randy Martin of Vineyard Crust Company. Complementing dinner will be Italian varietal wines by Michael Muscardini. Arrangiarsi (91 min.) screens as the first stars come out, around 8:30 p.m. The film combines a healthy smattering of foodie passion, little-known Italian history, and quirky Neapolitans to tell the tale of one man's journey to find himself… and the greatest pizza on earth. You can view the trailer at

Tickets are $70 for lawn seating (bring your own low chair and blankets), $75 for limited reserved chair seating, and $85 for limited reserved table seating. Go to and click on “Programs + Events.”

Muscardini Cellars is located at 9380 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood and at

Kenwood artist exhibit in Sonoma

A one-man exhibition of new paintings by Kenwood-based artist Fred R. Parker will take place at the Alley Gallery in Sonoma, Sept. 7-29.

Gallery hours are 1-6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

During the entire run of the show, Parker will be present and working at his easel on new paintings.

The exhibition celebrates the visual beauty of Sonoma Valley, presenting several new paintings created in the last few months, along with older works created while living in the valley since 1986. In 1994 Parker was selected as Sonoma's Treasure Artist of the Year. He currently lives in Kenwood where he has a gallery/studio and is the resident artist at Deerfield Ranch Winery.

The Alley Gallery will be open with a mini reception Sept. 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. to participate in Sonoma Art Walk. The public is invited to the regular opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4-8 p.m. The Alley Gallery is part of the La Haye Art Center located at 148 East Napa St. in Sonoma, with the gallery entrance in the alley adjacent to parking behind the Sebastiani Theatre.

For more information about Parker and his Kenwood studio, call 833-2602, or email His website is

Business Blurbs

Beltane Ranch recently got a Wine Spectator score of 92 points for their 2018 Drummond Block Estate Sauvignon Blanc, and named the best value over 80 points. It's the tenth anniversary vintage using grapes from that block, described in part as “…light and bright, a most elegant expression of the site…” For more information, go to Beltane Ranch is located at 11775 Sonoma Hwy. in Glen Ellen… Like lobster? Landmark Vineyards is hosting a lobster feed on Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy the tasty crustaceans as the sun sets over the Mayacamas mountains. Wine tasting, steaming pots of lobsters, prawns, hot links, artichokes, new potatoes and more! Cost is $125 per person for wine club members, $150 for non-members. Go to to find out how to buy tickets. Landmark is located at 101 Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood… Imagery Estate Winery is having its next Gallery Day on Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m., with artists Christine Rasmussen and Laura Plageman, whose art is featured on the winery's 2016 Teroldego and 2017 White Burgundy, respectively. Visit the tasting room to find out about their inspirations for the labels. Get signed bottles or prints. No RSVP required. On Aug. 25, noon to 4:30 p.m., it's another Sunday Pizza Day at the winery on the back patio. $15 per person. For more information about Imagery, go to The winery is located at 14335 Sonoma Hwy. in Glen Ellen… Just to add to their busy days, Jeff and Suzette Tyler of Palooza Brewery & Gastropub in the Kenwood shopping center are opening up Palooza Beer Garden & Eatery at Cornerstone Sonoma, in restaurant space formerly occupied by Public Kitchen. It should be open soon, so stop by 23570 Arnold Dr. and check it out!... The next Crawfish Boil at TIPS Roadside is set for Wednesday Aug. 21, 5-9 p.m. All you can eat crawfish, shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes and Andouille sausage. Beignets for dessert. $4 draft beers, $15 for pitchers. Staggered seatings between 5-7:30 p.m. Limited number of guests. Get your tickets at TIPS is located at 8445 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood… It's butterfly time at Swede's Feeds as the Monarch butterflies they've raised are ready to go out in the big world. Hurry over there before they all fly away. Swede's is located at 9140 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood… St. Anne's Crossing Winery continues its summer music series Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m. with the Ricky Ray Band. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. Coyote Sonoma food truck will be on hand. St. Anne's Crossing is located at 8450 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood. For more information, go to

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