BATS Improv, the largest and longest-running Improv Theatre and school in Northern California, celebrates the 20
BATS Improv, the largest and longest-running Improv Theatre and school in Northern California, celebrates the 20th anniversary of their BATS’ Summer Improv Festival with a special, super-sized anniversary edition! Every weekend (Friday and Saturday nights), the BATS Main Stage Company takes the stage with a different show displaying their hilarious, award-winning brand of improvised theatre with completely improvised musicals, stage plays, ‘films,’ ‘TV shows,’ and more. This year’s festival includes the debut of five original NEW shows from BATS Main Stage Company – Improvised Prison Drama (separate Men’s and Women’s editions), Improvised Epic Brecht Musical, Pulp Playhouse, San Francisco Secrets, and Improvised Game of Thrones.
“We are extremely proud of our milestone year with the Summer Improv Festival,” said Kasey Klemm, BATS Improv Artistic Director. “Our Company is excited to continue pushing the envelope of improvised theatre and deliver new original shows that we feel are going to resonate with Bay Area audiences. We are also very excited to be performing the 25th anniversary of Improvised Shakespeare which has always been a fan favorite since 1989.”
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The Festival opens with the return of the popular “Improvised Downton Abbey” (which concluded a two month sold-out debut this past February) and ends with the new fantasy dramedy “Improvised Game of Thrones.” The center piece of the festival is BATS most anticipated show of the year: the annual “SF vs. LA Theatresports Grudge Match” where BATS Improv, SF takes on their talented rivals from Impro Theatre, LA.
August 1 & 2 - Improvised Downton Abbey
August 8 & 9 – Improvised Shakespeare: 25th Anniversary Edition!
August 15– Spontaneous Broadway with Impro Theatre, LA
August 16 – SF vs. LA Theatresports Grudge Match
August 22 – Men’s Prison Drama
August 23 – Women’s Prison Drama
August 29 & 30 – Improvised Epic Brecht Musical
September 5 & 6 – Pulp Playhouse
September 12 & 13 – San Francisco Secrets
September 19 & 20 – Improvised Game of Thrones
August 1 (Friday) - September 20 (Saturday)
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Beneficiaries of each event to include downtown Napa businesses and residents of Napa who were affected by the recent earthquake
Join the Napa Valley community as we sip, savor, shop, and shake to support earthquake relief all weekend long!
Beneficiaries of each event to include downtown Napa businesses and residents of Napa who were affected by the recent earthquake.
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25 (Thursday) - 28 (Sunday)
Russian River Valley Pinot on the River. A day of Pinot Noir on the Healdsburg Square in Sonoma.
Pinot On The River is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, California.
Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as we focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs.
Join us for Sunday’s Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square, it’s a Sonoma County wine weekend you won’t want to miss.
STARK INSIDER WINE REPORT: Pinot on the River (Sonoma wine tasting)
Pinot On The River begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct 26 when VIP ticket holders can enter the Grand Tasting ahead of the general public.
Noon entries are also available for the Grand Tasting on the Healdsburg Plaza. Event ends at 4PM.
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Artisan Wines of California
Belle Glos Wines
Benziger Family Winery
Bien Nacido Vineyards
Black Kite Cellars
Blue Farm Wines
Brassfield Estate Winery
Bucher Vineyard Wines
Canihan Family Winery
Comptche Ridge Vineyards
Couloir Wines | Straight Line Wine
Donelan Family Wines
E16 Wine Company
Furthermore Pinot Noir
Hahn Family Wines
Hop Kiln Vineyards
Hook and Ladder Winery
J Vineyards & Winery
L Foppiano Wine Co
La Follette Wines
La Pitchoune Winery
Maggy Hawk Wines
Martin Ray Winery
Nunes Vineyard / St. Rose Winery
Ordaz Family Wines
Ousterhout Wine & Vineyard
Patz & Hall
Paul Hobbs Winery
Pech Merle Winery
Pellegrini Wine Company
Peter Paul Wines
Ram’s Gate Winery
Russian Hill Estate
Small Vines Wines
Ten Acre Winery
The Donum Estate
Thralls Family Cellars
Valdez Family Winery
White Oak Vineyards & Winery
Windsor Oaks Vineyards and Winery
2014 Pinot On The River Festival
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 – Downtown Healdsburg Square – Healdsburg, CA
11 am to 12 noon
Grand Tasting Opens – Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting Early access.
12 noon to 4 pm
Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting – General Admission
Taste current releases, special bottlings and library wines from 100 top Pinot producers from up and down the West Coast at this “full immersion” walkaround tasting.
Judges will award “Special Achievement in Pinot Noir” Trophies.
Giant check Presentation to Boys & Girls Clubs.
(Sunday) 11:00 AM
Downtown Healdsburg Square