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The Bohemian's Best of the North Bay 2005

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Readers' Choice

Best Art Gallery

Sonoma
A Street Gallery
312 South A St., Santa Rosa. 707.578.9124.

Honorable Mention
Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St., Forestville. 707.887.0799.

Napa
Lee Youngman Galleries
1316 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0585.

Marin
Gallery Route 1
11101 State Route 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1347.

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Best Ballet Company

Sonoma
Sonoma Ballet Conservatory
561 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.938.1424.

Honorable Mention
Ballet California
569 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.537.0140.

Napa
Silverado Ballet School
617 Wilson St., Napa. 707.255.9233.

Marin
Marin Ballet
100 Elm St., San Rafael. 415.453.6705.



Best Band

Sonoma
The Poyntlyss Sistars
www.psband.net.

Honorable Mention
The Coma Lilies
www.thecomalilies.com.

Napa
Trailer Park Rangers

Marin
Katie Knipp Band
www.katieknipp.com.



Best Dance Company

Sonoma
Flamenco Arts Co.
2337 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.0909.

Honorable Mention
Dance Center
56 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.8277.

Napa
Silverado Ballet School
617 Wilson St., Napa. 707.255.9233.

Marin
Stars Ballroom
1559 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 415.897.7976.



Best Dive Bar

Sonoma
First Place Tie
The 440 Club
334 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.542.2550.
Red's Recovery Room
8175 Gravenstein Hwy. Cotati. 707.795.9810.

Napa
First Place Tie
Henry's Cocktail Lounge
823 Main St., Napa. 707.252.9815.
Pancha's
6764 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2125.
Susie's Bar
1365 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6710.

Marin
Peri's
29 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.9910.



Best Free Entertainment

Sonoma
Russian River Brewing Co.
725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2337.

Honorable Mention Tie
KRSH 95.9-FM Backyard Concerts
3565 Standish Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.588.0707.
A'roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Napa
The Chef's Market
Fridays in the summer, First Street Napa. 707.257.0322.

Marin
19 Broadway Niteclub
19 Broadway Ave., Fairfax. 415.459.1091.



Best Festival

Sonoma
Harmony Festival
www.harmonyfestival.com.

Napa
Mustard Festival
www.mustardfestival.org.

Marin
Italian Street Painting Festival
www.youthinarts.org.



Best Music Festival

Sonoma
First Place Tie
Harmony Festival
www.harmonyfestival.com.

Russian River Blues Festival
www.russianriverbluesfest.com.

Honorable Mention
Jazz on the River
www.rrfestivals.com/jazz.

Napa
Calistoga Jazz & Blues Festival
www.calistogajazz.com.

Marin
Sweethearts of the Radio
www.kwmr.org.



Best Movie Theater

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.

Napa
Cameo Cinema
1340 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3946.

Marin
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.454.1222.



Best Museum

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.

Napa
COPIA
500 First St., Napa. 707.259.1600.

Marin
Bolinas Museum
48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 415.868.0330.

Best Music Venue

Sonoma
Mystic Theatre
23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.765.2121.

Honorable Mention
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.

Napa
Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main St., Napa. 707.226.7372.

Marin
19 Broadway Niteclub
19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.



Best Outdoor Art Event

Sonoma
Art Trails
www.artrails.org.

Honorable Mention
Sonoma Salute to the Arts
www.salutetothearts.com.

Napa
Art in the Park
P.O. Box 197, Calistoga. 707.942.2ART.

Marin

Festival of Art, Wine & Music
807 De Long Ave., Novato. 415.897.1164.



Best Performing Arts Center

Sonoma
Luther Burbank 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.

Napa
Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main St., Napa. 707.226.7372.

Marin
Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.499.6400.



Best Place to Dance

Sonoma
The Last Day Saloon
120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.2343.

Honorable Mention
Flamingo Hotel
2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.545.8530.

Napa
DG's Nightclub
In the Napa Mill, 530 Main St., Napa. 707.253.8474.

Marin
19 Broadway Niteclub
19 Broadway, Fairfax. 415.459.1091.



Best Radio Personality

Sonoma
Bill Bowker at KRSH 95.9-FM
www.krsh.com.

Honorable Mention
Jeff Blazy & Mikey at KXFX 101.7-FM
www.kxfx.com.

Napa
Matt McMann at KVYN 99.3-FM
www.kvyn.com.

Marin
Susan Deixler at KWMR 89.3-FM
www.kwmr.org.



Best Spot for Intelligent Conversation

Sonoma
A'roma Roasters
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.

Honorable Mention
Flying Goat Coffee
10 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1202. 324 Center St., Healdsburg. 707.433.3599.

Napa
Calistoga Roastery
1631 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5757.

Marin
Aroma Cafe
1122 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.459.4340.



Best Spot for Mindless Chatter

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.

Napa
First Place Tie
Cafe Society
1000 Main St., Napa. 707.256.3232.

Calistoga Roastery
1631 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5757.

Marin
Cafe Reyes
11101 Hwy 1, Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.9493.



Best Theater Troupe

Sonoma
Sonoma County Repertory Theater
104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.0177.

Honorable Mention Tie
Santa Rosa Players
52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.
Actors Theatre
52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.4185.

Napa
First Place Tie
Napa Valley Community Theater
P.O. Box 991, Calistoga. 707.942.0977.

Dream Weavers
River Park Shopping Center, 1637 Imola Ave., Napa. 707.255.5483.

Marin
Marin Shakespeare Co.
www.marinshakespeare.org.



Best Teen Hangout

Sonoma
Chop's
509 Adams St., Santa Rosa. 707.284.2467.

Honorable Mention
The Phoenix Theater
201 Washington St., Petaluma. 707.762.3566.

Napa
First Place Tie
Calistoga Roastery
1631 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5757.
Skateboard Park
Pearl & Yajome streets, Napa.

Marin
The MIYO Teen Center/Oasis
1002 Second St., San Rafael. 415.453.8645.



Best Best-Kept Secret

Sonoma
Ambiance Skin Care Studio
845 Fourth St., Ste. A, Santa Rosa. 707.569.9039.

Honorable Mention
Thumbprint Cellars Tasting Lounge
36 North St., Healdsburg. 707.433.2393.

Napa
Bouchon Bakery
6528 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2253.

Marin
Free music at three clubs in Fairfax five nights a week
Fairfax


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