metrosantacruz.com
News, music, movies, events & restaurants in Santa Cruz, California from Metro Santa Cruz weekly

News and Features
March 21-27, 2007

home | north bay bohemian index | features | north bay | best of the north bay 2007


The Bohemian's Best of the North Bay 2007

Culture: Readers' Choice


Best Art Gallery
Marin
Gallery Route One
11101 Hwy. 1, Ste. 101, Pt. Reyes Station 415.663.1347
Napa
First Place Tie
Di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature
5200 Carneros Hwy., Napa 707.226.5991
Jessel Gallery
1019 Atlas Peak Road, Napa 707.257.2350
Sonoma
First Place Tie
A Street Gallery
312 S. A St., Santa Rosa 707.578.9124
Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St., Forestville 707.887.0146
Honorable Mention
Ren Brown
1781 Coast Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay 707.875.2922

Best Ballet Company
Marin
Marin Ballet
100 Elm St., San Rafael 415.453.6705
Napa
Silverado Ballet Company
617 Wilson St., Napa 707.255.9233
Sonoma
Petaluma City Ballet
110 Howard St., Petaluma 707.765.2660
Honorable Mention
Santa Rosa Dance Theater
569 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa 707.539.0516

Best Band
Marin
American Drag
775 Sunset Parkway, Novato 415.847.1967
Napa
Bad Daddy & The Dirty Dogs
3395 Daisy Court, Hayward 888.476.4123
Sonoma
Pat Jordan Band
2523 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa 707.321.2790
Honorable Mention
Road Hog & the Rippers
210 Twin Pillar Way, Santa Rosa 707.538.7316

Best Dance Studio
Marin
Stage Dor Dance & Performance Studio
10 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito 415.339.1390
Sonoma
Dance Center
56 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa 707.575.8277
Honorable Mention
Foot Loose Dance Studio
5320 Redwood Hwy. N., Ste. B, Petaluma 707.795.8058

Best Performing Dance Company
Marin
La Fibi Flamenco
www.lafibi.com 707.762.5201
Napa
De/Em Dance Collective
www.deemdancecollective.com
Sonoma
La Fibi Flamenco
www.lafibi.com 707.762.5201
Honorable Mention
De/Em Dance Collective
www.deemdancecollective.com

Best Dive Bar
Marin
19 Broadway Nite Club
19 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax 415.459.1091
Napa
Pancha's
6764 Washington St., Yountville 707.944.2125
Sonoma
Red's Recovery Room
8175 Gravenstein Hwy., Cotati 707.795.4100
Honorable Mention
John & Zeke's Bar
111 Plaza St., Healdsburg 707.433.3735

Best Free Entertainment
Marin
Rafter's
812 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.453.4260
Napa
Napa Chef's Market
Memorial Day-Labor Day, downtown First Street, Napa
Sonoma
Ace in the Hole Pub
3100 Gravenstein Hwy., Sebastopol 707.829.1223
Honorable Mention Tie
Russian River Brewing Co.
725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.545.2337
Healdsburg Concerts in the Plaza
www.healdsburg.org

Best Festival
Marin
San Anselmo Art & Design Festival
www.artanddesignfestival.com
Napa
Napa Valley Mustard Festival
www.mustardfestival.org 707.259.9020
Sonoma
Harmony Festival
www.harmonyfestival.com 707.861.2035
Honorable Mention
Apple Blossom Festival
www.sebastopol.org 707.823.3032

Best Music Festival
Marin
Sweethearts of the Radio
www.kwmr.org 415.663.8068
Napa
Napa Valley Blues Festival
1506 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga 707.942.6333
Sonoma
Harmony Festival
www.harmonyfestival.com 707.861.2035
Honorable Mention
Jazz on the River
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 Cinemas
85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa 707.522.0330

Best Museum
Marin
First Place Tie
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito 415.339.3900
Bolinas Museum
48 Wharf Road, Bolinas 415.868.0330
Napa
COPIA
500 First St., Napa 707.259.1600
Sonoma
Sonoma County Museum
425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa 707.579.1500
Honorable Mention
Charles M Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa 707.579.4452

Best Music Venue
Marin
Sweetwater Saloon
153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley 415.388.2820
Napa
Downtown Joe's
902 Main St., Napa 707.258.2337
Sonoma
Mystic Theatre
23 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma 707.765.2121
Honorable Mention
Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa 707.545.2343

Best Outdoor Art Event
Marin
Sausalito Art Festival
www.sausalitoartfestival.org
Napa
Calistoga Art in the Park
www.calistogaartcenter.org 707.942.2278
Sonoma
Art Trails
www.artrails.org 707.579.2787
Honorable Mention
LIVE at Juilliard
http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us

Best Performing Arts Center
Marin
Dance Palace Community Center
503 B St., Point Reyes Station 415.663.1075
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 Place to Dance
Marin
Rancho Nicasio
On the Town Square, Nicasio 415.662.2219
Napa
Hydro Bar & Grill
1403 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga 707.942.9777
Sonoma
Seven Ultralounge
528 Seventh St., Santa Rosa 707.528.4700
Honorable Mention
Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa 707.545.5876

Best Media
Marin
First Place
KWMR 90.5-FM
www.kwmr.org 415.663.8068
Napa
First Place
KVON/KVYN
1124 Foster Road, Napa 707.258.1111
Sonoma
KRSH 95.9-FM
3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa 707.588.0707

Best Media Personality
Marin
Adrienne Pffeifer, KWMR 90.5-FM
www.kwmr.org 415.663.8068
Napa
Matt McMann, KVYN 99.3-FM
1124 Foster Road, Napa 707.258.1111
Sonoma
Bill Bowker, KRSH 95.9-FM
3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa 707.588.0707
Honorable Mention
Jeff Blazy, KXFX 101.7-FM
1410 Neotomas Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Rosa 707.543.0100

Best Spot for Intelligent Conversation
Marin
Aroma Cafe
1122 Fourth St., San Rafael 415.459.4304
Napa
Cuvee
1650 Soscol Ave., Napa 707.224.2330
Sonoma
A'Roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa 707.576.7765
Honorable Mention
Flying Goat Coffee
324 Center St., Healdsburg 707.433.3599. 10 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.575.1202. 419 Center St., Healdsburg 707.433.8003

Best Spot for Mindless Chatter
Marin
Bovine Bakery
P.O. Box 1225, Point Reyes Station 415.663.9420
Napa
The Red Hen
4175 Solano Ave., Napa 707.255.8725
Sonoma
A'Roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa 707.576.7765
Honorable Mention
Russian River Brewing Co.
725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa 707.545.2337

Best Theater Troupe
Marin
Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 415.388.5200
Napa
Dream Weavers
1637 Imola Ave., Napa 707.255.5483
Sonoma
Summer Repertory Theatre
1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 707.527.4343
Honorable Mention
Raven Players
115 North St., Healdsburg 707.433.6335

Best Teen Hangout
Marin
Dance Palace Community Center
503 B St., Point Reyes Station 415.663.1075
Sonoma
Phoenix Theater
201 Washington St., Petaluma 707.762.3565
Honorable Mention
Chops Demeo Teen Club
509 Adams St., Santa Rosa 707.284.2467


Send a letter to the editor about this story.






blank

Culture
Writers' Picks | Readers' Choice

Everyday
Writers' Picks | Readers' Choice

Food & Drink
Writers' Picks | Readers' Choice

Kids
Writers' Picks | Readers' Choice

Recreation
Writers' Picks | Readers' Choice

Romance
Writers' Picks | Readers' Choice