Think video games are just Italian plumbers rescuing princesses? Think again. Opening this weekend, ‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’
exhibits 10 innovative and independent video games in fully playable stations to offer a look at a whole new world of gaming aesthetics. On display are time-bending puzzlers like Braid, world-exploring art games like Horhokum and true-life plot based narratives like Coming Out Simulator and That Dragon, Cancer, telling personal stories through games. More than a simple wine-and-cheese reception, “Down the Rabbit Hole” opens with a daylong celebration on Friday, July 15, at the Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 11am to 4pm. $7 adults; $2.50 kids. 707.944.0500.