Blue Note Napa
Mick LaSalle…Oscar Talk! Oscar® Lecture, Picks and Pans

It’s Oscar® time and that can only mean one thing...the return of San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle for his 12th Napa Valley appearance at 7:30 PM. LaSalle will discuss this year’s crop of Oscar® contenders, his picks, pans and predictions, and LaSalle will take questions from the audience, including, "Who will win Best Picture?". Will you agree? The evening will be moderated by our very own local celebrity, Barry Martin.  LaSalle never fails to entertain. Doors open at 6:00 PM

BLUE NOTE NAPA is on the 1st floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House and is an intimate 183-seated live music club and restaurant. World-class and local Bay Area artists perform here. Before and during the show, we offer a sophisticated dinner menu and a wide selection of wines and cocktails to order.


  • Tickets are priced per person.
  • Seating is First-come, First-seated in the purchased section.
  • 2 Drink Minimum (coffee/sodas/mocktails) if not ordering food.
  • Ages 8 + unless otherwise specified.
  • No Infants.
  • Arrive 30 min prior to door time for optimal choice of seating. 
  • Policies are subject to change.

BOOTHS: Not available as singles or pairs

Booth for 4: Requires 4 seats to be purchased. (dark green)

Booth for 5 or 6: Requires 5 or 6 seats to be purchased. (light green) 


Floor Tables: Table Seating on the floor. Pairs are sat opposite one another (dark blue)

High Bar: Great view! Tall chairs with padded seats, sat side by side (bright blue)

Side Stage: Stage level table seating. Pairs are sat opposite each other. (purple)

Center Platform: Elevated viewing section with fantastic sight lines. Table seating with tall backs and padded chairs. Pairs are sat opposite each other (light blue)

ADA for those that require accessible seating.  Companions purchase Premium Floor Table. (dark blue)

Rear Bar and Side Bar: Tall chairs with padded seats, sat side by side (red)

Please contact our Box Office with any inquiries or special needs requests.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: or 707.880.2300


  • Mick LaSalle

    Mick LaSalle is the film critic for The San Francisco Chronicle. In the late 1990s, he the on-air film critic for the ABC-TV affiliate in San Francisco, KGO. He is the author of Complicated Women:  Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood (2000), a history/critical study of the actresses who worked during the pre-censorship "pre-Code'' era of 1929-1934. Liz Smith called it “a brilliant work” and film historian Scott Eyman called it “a breakthrough work of film scholarship.” The book was followed by Dangerous Men:  Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man (2002); The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses (2012); and Dream State: California in the Movies (2021).
    LaSalle wrote and co-produced the Complicated Women documentary for Turner Classic Movies, which was narrated by Jane Fonda. He has written introductions to several books, including The Enduring Star, Peter Cowie's biography of Joan Crawford (Rizzoli, 2009). He has taught in Stanford University's Continuing Studies department since 2004.

  • Barry Martin

    Barry Martin came to Napa in 1986 to work for KVON/KVYN. After starting out as a DJ on The Vine, he went on to become Program Director and Operations Manager for both stations until 2001. In that year, Barry began working as the Public Information Officer for the Napa River Flood Project, and continued as morning show host on KVON until 2003. He spent the next 13 years doing public information, including nine years as the Community Outreach for the City of Napa.  Meanwhile, in 2009 he Co-Founded the theatre company Lucky Penny Productions with Taylor Bartolucci, and together they produce plays and musicals at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center in Napa. Barry is also an author of plays and has had his work chosen twice for short-play festivals. He is the father of two Napa-raised kids, and has three grandchildren.

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