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Best of the North Bay 2009

Culture

Reader's Picks


Best Art Gallery

Marin

Aurora Gallery

306 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo.

415.459.6822.

Napa

Di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature

5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa.

707.226.5991.

Sonoma

The Quicksilver Mine Co.

6671 Front St., Forestville.

707.887.0799.

Honorable Mention Tie

Riverfront Art Gallery

132 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

707.775.4278.

Pelican Art Gallery & Custom Framing

143 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

707.773.3393.

Best Ballet Company

Marin

The Stapleton School of the Performing Arts

118 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo.

415.454.5759.

Napa

Napa Valley Ballet

In the Napa Women's Club, 218 Franklin St., Napa.

707.294.8820.

Sonoma

Petaluma School of Ballet

110 Howard St., Petaluma.

707.762.3972.

Honorable Mention

Sebastopol Ballet

390 Morris St., Sebastopol.

707.824.8006.

Best Band

Marin

Til Dawn

www.myspace.com/123tildawn456

Napa

Brian Cline Band

www.briancline.com

Sonoma

Dgiin

www.myspace.com/dgiin

Honorable Mention

Pat Jordan Band

www.patjordanband.com

Best Dance Studio

Marin

The Stapleton School of the Performing Arts

118 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo.

415.454.5759.

Napa

Napa Valley Dance Center

950 Pearl St., Napa.

707.255.2701.

Sonoma

The Dance Center

56 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa.

707.575.8277.

Honorable Mention

Ellington Hall

3535 Industrial Ave., Ste. B4, Santa Rosa.

707.545.6150.

Best Dive Bar

Marin

2AM Club

382 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.6036.

Napa

Pancha's

6764 Washington St., Yountville.

707.944.2125.

Sonoma

440 Club

434 College Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.542.2550.

Honorable Mention

Red's Recovery Room

8175 Gravenstein Hwy., Cotati.

707.795.4100.

Best Festival

Marin

Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival

www.youthinarts.org

Napa

Napa Valley Mustard Festival

www.mustardfestival.org

Sonoma

Harmony Festival

www.harmonyfestival.com

Honorable Mention

Dr. Kitty's Hand-Car Regatta

www.handcar-regatta.com

Best Media: TV, Radio, Print

Marin KWMR 90.5-FM

State Route 1, Ste. 1, Pt. Reyes Station.

415.663.8068.

Napa

KVYN 99.3-FM

1124 Foster St., Napa.

707.257.8463.

Sonoma

KRSH 95.9-FM

3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.588.0707.

Honorable Mention

KZST 100.1-FM

3392 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.528.4434.

Best Media Personality: TV, Radio, Print

Marin

Charlie Morgan, KWMR 90.5-FM

State Route 1, Ste. 1, Pt. Reyes Station.

415.663.8068.

Napa

Kellie Fuller, KVYN 99.3-FM

1124 Foster Road, Napa. 707.257.8463.

Sonoma

Bill Bowker, KRSH 95.9-FM

3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.588.0707.

Honorable Mention

Brent Farris, KZST 100.1-FM

3392 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.528.4434.

Best Music Festival

Marin First Place Tie

KWMR Far West Fest

State Route 1, Ste. 1, Pt. Reyes Station.

415.663.8068.

Great American Blues & Barbecue Festival

P.O. Box 315, Mill Valley.

415.383.3470.

Napa

Mustard Mud & Music Festival

www.calistogajazz.com

Sonoma

Harmony Festival

www.harmonyfestival.com

Honorable Mention

Russian River Blues Festival

www.russianriverfestivals.com

Best Movie Theater

Marin

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth St., San Rafael.

415.454.1222.

Napa

Cameo Cinema

1340 Main St., St. Helena.

707.963.9779.

Sonoma

Rialto Cinemas Lakeside

551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa.

707.525.4840.

Honorable Mention

Roxy Stadium 14

85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.522.0330.

Best Museum

Marin

Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road, Bolinas.

415.868.0330.

Napa

Napa Valley Museum

55 Presidents Circle, Yountville.

707.944.0500.

Sonoma

Charles M. Schulz Museum

2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa.

707.579.4452.

Honorable Mention

Sonoma County Museum

425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.1500.

Best Music Venue

Marin

Sweetwater Station

www.sweetwaterstation.net

Napa

Napa Valley Opera House

1030 Main St., Napa.

707.226.7372.

Sonoma

McNear's Mystic Theatre

23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

707.765.2121.

Honorable Mention

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

707.546.3600.

Best Outdoor Art Event

Marin

First Place Tie

Sausalito Art Festival

www.sausalitoartfestival.org

Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival

www.youthinarts.org

Napa

Calistoga Art in the Park

1506 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

707.942.2278.

Sonoma

ARTrails

404 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.579.2787.

Honorable Mention

Dr. Kitty's Hand-Car Regatta

www.handcar-regatta.com

Best Performing Arts Center

Marin

The Playhouse in San Anselmo

27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo.

415.456.8555.

Napa

Napa Valley Opera House

1030 Main St., Napa.

707.226.7372.

Sonoma

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

707.546.3600.

Honorable Mention

Spreckels Performing Arts center

5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park.

707.588.3400.

Best Performing Dance Company

Marin

Marin Ballet Co.

100 Elm St., San Rafael.

415.453.6705.

Napa

Napa Valley Dance Center

950 Pearl St., Napa.

707.255.2701.

Sonoma

Flamenco Live! Ensemble

208 Hayes Ave., Petaluma.

707.762.5201.

Honorable Mention

Joweh!

www.myspace.com/troupejoweh

Best Place to Dance

Marin

Rancho Nicasio

1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio.

415.662.2219.

Napa

Hydro Bar & Grill

1403 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

707.942.9777.

Sonoma

Hopmonk tavern

230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.

707.829.7300.

Honorable Mention

The Last Day Saloon

120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa.

707.545.2343.

Best Theater Troupe

Marin

Marin Shakespeare Co.

Forest Meadows Amphitheatre,

Dominican University of California,

50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael.

415.499.4488.

Napa

Dreamweavers

1637 Imola Ave., Napa.

707.255.5483.

Sonoma

Sixth Street Playhouse / Santa Rosa Players

52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa.

707.523.4185.

Honorable Mention

Cinnabar Arts Corp.

3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma.

707.763.8920.


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