Local resident and music teacher, David Whitney is a huge fan of documentaries of soulful musicians, he will share some of the very rare music documentaries he has accumulated over the years. David has gone to great lengths to acquire some stellar movies never shown in a theater, on TV, or released to the public, for one reason or another... These films have won numerous awards from major film festivals all over the globe, were made by world-renown film- makers, but have never seen the light of day! So, in the interest of building community through music, David invites the community to “Music Documentary Night” at The Dance Palace Church Space.
West Marin's own "The Old Way" (Irena and Joshua Smith) kicked off the locals series last year. "The Old Way" return to the church space to host a double bill with some good friends, who happen to be musicians of the highest order, on tour from NY. The wonderful couple duo "Mike and Ruthy" (Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar) out of Woodstock, will be performing their impeccable harmonies, poignant instrumentals, and perfectly crafted tunes in a rare West Marin performance not to be missed! "Mike and Ruthy" are a mainstay of the American folk scene. They have performed backing Pete Seeger over the past several years, and bring a wealth of unique perspective as one of the small number of torchbearers carrying the Hudson River Valley musical legacy into the future. Fans of acoustic music will not want to miss this show!
Get ready for future droughts, lower your water bill, and reduce strain on septic systems. Gray water and rainwater harvesting expert Patrick Picard will teach us how to make the most of our precious water resources through ‘laundry to landscape’ gray water systems and rainwater harvesting systems. Workshop will include a demonstration set up of a simple rainwater harvesting system.
A Food Pantry Benefit Dinner: The American Way of Poverty A meal created with the kinds of foods distributed by our local food pantry followed by a reading and discussion with Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives." A benefit for West Marin Community Services Food Pantry and emergency programs. Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books. Dinner at 6 PM. Tickets available at West Marin Community Services, Point Reyes Books, and Zuma.
1 week 11 hours ago.Dan Mankin
Music From Marin - Masterworks and Rediscovered Gems of the 20th Century
Sunday, October 19, 4:00 PM
The College of Marin music department is pleased to announce a faculty recital of masterpieces of the twentieth century to benefit the successful continuation of the college’s Contemporary Opera Marin, a showcase of community and student talent in handpicked rare works, such as last summer’s Maria of Buenos Aires. The performance will be rendered with experienced prowess by pianist, Paul Smith, joined by violinist Tara Flandreau and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright, as well as guest artists Susannah Barley and Nick Xelenis.
1 week 11 hours ago.Dan Mankin
"Particle Fever" A Film Screening & Discussion to benefit KWMR
Friday, October 17, 6:00 PM
$20 at the door or through KWMR
Doors at 6:00pm
Film at 7:00pm
As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the so-called "God Particle" the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter - only to subsequently confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?
Filmed over four years, from before the collider turned on in 2008 through the successful discovery of the Higgs in 2012, Particle Fever was directed by Mark Levinson - a Bay Area filmmaker with a PhD in Particle Physics from UCBerkeley, and produced by David Kaplan, a professor of Particle Physics at Johns Hopkins and also a graduate of Berkeley. The film was edited and mixed by long-time Bolinas resident Walter Murch, who will be available for a Q&A after the screening.