Performing Arts

August 2015

  • Sunday, August 9, 2:00 PM

    $10 - $20 at the door

    Advance tickets online at www.dancepalace.org for $18.50 plus $1.50 service charge.

    Brother's fight, lions die, cousins run away from home, and a girl dressed like a boy pretends to be a girl.  Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It, has something for everyone.
    Presented by Bread & Butter Theatre Company.

    Featuring Melissa Claire, Hunter Ridenour, Michael Keys Hall, Alex Skinner, Lauren Prentiss, Richard Gabri, Liam Blaney, Devon De Groot, Lana Palmer and Bruce Avery.
    Directed by Bruce Robert Avery.

September 2015

  • Saturday, September 5, 8:00 PM

    $35 general, $33 seniors, $17 children plus a $1.50 processing fee

    Please join us in support of this benefit for the  Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and West Marin Community Services food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances.

    George Winston returns to the Dance Palace on Saturday, September 5, a brilliant Grammy Award winning pianist with over 15 albums to his name, George Winston brings his stunning brand of solo piano back to Point Reyes. Enjoy a night of beautiful music as George plays classics spanning his 42 year career

    George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma label.

    George is presently concentrating mainly on live performances, and this time he is touring playing solo piano concerts of the Summer Show, solo guitar concerts, solo harmonica concerts, and solo piano dances (with R&B and slow dance songs). He is also studying the playing of the great New Orleans pianists Henry Butler, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and Jon Cleary, and he is also working on interpreting pieces on solo piano by his favorite composers, including Vince Guaraldi, Professor Longhair, the Doors, Frank Zappa, Randy Newman, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Laura Nyro, Al Kooper, Dr. John, Henry Butler, James Booker, Jon Cleary, Ralph Towner, Arthur Lee, Milt Jackson, John Hartford, Oliver Schroer, Taj Mahal, Philip Aaberg, and others, to play at concerts, and at his solo piano dances.

     

October 2015

  • Friday, October 2, 1:30 PM

    Cost for class is $120 plus Basic Membership $35. Scholarships are available through OLLI. For more details go to: http://www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/summer-2013-course-offerings

    Americans have long pondered the question of why Southerners—mostly non-slaveholders—were willing to break up the national compact and risk lives and fortunes in defense of their traditional way of life. In this course we will delve into the mind of the Old South in an effort to resolve that puzzle. Each week we will explore the career and philosophical outlook of a key Southern thinker. Some of these representative spokesmen were well known figures—John C. Calhoun Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and “Stonewall” Jackson were important cultural icons before the first shots were fired at Sumter. But others came from more humble backgrounds, such as Hinton Helper, a rather anomalous character who was vigorously opposed to slavery. And certainly none of our protagonists came from a more miserable background than Nat Turner, the slave leader of the bloody uprising of 1831 which shocked the white establishment. We will examine the writings of several southern women, and see how they balanced their sectional loyalties with an often uneasy relationship with the “peculiar institution". Throughout the course, we will be investigating the omnipresent significance of racial consciousness in shaping the world view of “Dixieland”. This course is taught by Mick Chantler, MA.
    October 2 – November 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (6 classes)

  • Friday, October 2, 1:30 PM

    Cost for class is $120 plus Basic Membership $35. Scholarships are available through OLLI. For more details go to: http://www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/summer-2013-course-offerings

    Americans have long pondered the question of why Southerners—mostly non-slaveholders—were willing to break up the national compact and risk lives and fortunes in defense of their traditional way of life. In this course we will delve into the mind of the Old South in an effort to resolve that puzzle. Each week we will explore the career and philosophical outlook of a key Southern thinker. Some of these representative spokesmen were well known figures—John C. Calhoun Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and “Stonewall” Jackson were important cultural icons before the first shots were fired at Sumter. But others came from more humble backgrounds, such as Hinton Helper, a rather anomalous character who was vigorously opposed to slavery. And certainly none of our protagonists came from a more miserable background than Nat Turner, the slave leader of the bloody uprising of 1831 which shocked the white establishment. We will examine the writings of several southern women, and see how they balanced their sectional loyalties with an often uneasy relationship with the “peculiar institution". Throughout the course, we will be investigating the omnipresent significance of racial consciousness in shaping the world view of “Dixieland”. This course is taught by Mick Chantler, MA.
    October 2 – November 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (6 classes)

  • Friday, October 2, 1:30 PM

    Cost for class is $120 plus Basic Membership $35. Scholarships are available through OLLI. For more details go to: http://www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/summer-2013-course-offerings

    Americans have long pondered the question of why Southerners—mostly non-slaveholders—were willing to break up the national compact and risk lives and fortunes in defense of their traditional way of life. In this course we will delve into the mind of the Old South in an effort to resolve that puzzle. Each week we will explore the career and philosophical outlook of a key Southern thinker. Some of these representative spokesmen were well known figures—John C. Calhoun Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and “Stonewall” Jackson were important cultural icons before the first shots were fired at Sumter. But others came from more humble backgrounds, such as Hinton Helper, a rather anomalous character who was vigorously opposed to slavery. And certainly none of our protagonists came from a more miserable background than Nat Turner, the slave leader of the bloody uprising of 1831 which shocked the white establishment. We will examine the writings of several southern women, and see how they balanced their sectional loyalties with an often uneasy relationship with the “peculiar institution". Throughout the course, we will be investigating the omnipresent significance of racial consciousness in shaping the world view of “Dixieland”. This course is taught by Mick Chantler, MA.
    October 2 – November 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (6 classes)

  • Friday, October 2, 1:30 PM

    Cost for class is $120 plus Basic Membership $35. Scholarships are available through OLLI. For more details go to: http://www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/summer-2013-course-offerings

    Americans have long pondered the question of why Southerners—mostly non-slaveholders—were willing to break up the national compact and risk lives and fortunes in defense of their traditional way of life. In this course we will delve into the mind of the Old South in an effort to resolve that puzzle. Each week we will explore the career and philosophical outlook of a key Southern thinker. Some of these representative spokesmen were well known figures—John C. Calhoun Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and “Stonewall” Jackson were important cultural icons before the first shots were fired at Sumter. But others came from more humble backgrounds, such as Hinton Helper, a rather anomalous character who was vigorously opposed to slavery. And certainly none of our protagonists came from a more miserable background than Nat Turner, the slave leader of the bloody uprising of 1831 which shocked the white establishment. We will examine the writings of several southern women, and see how they balanced their sectional loyalties with an often uneasy relationship with the “peculiar institution". Throughout the course, we will be investigating the omnipresent significance of racial consciousness in shaping the world view of “Dixieland”. This course is taught by Mick Chantler, MA.
    October 2 – November 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (6 classes)

  • Friday, October 2, 1:30 PM

    Cost for class is $120 plus Basic Membership $35. Scholarships are available through OLLI. For more details go to: http://www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/summer-2013-course-offerings

    Americans have long pondered the question of why Southerners—mostly non-slaveholders—were willing to break up the national compact and risk lives and fortunes in defense of their traditional way of life. In this course we will delve into the mind of the Old South in an effort to resolve that puzzle. Each week we will explore the career and philosophical outlook of a key Southern thinker. Some of these representative spokesmen were well known figures—John C. Calhoun Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and “Stonewall” Jackson were important cultural icons before the first shots were fired at Sumter. But others came from more humble backgrounds, such as Hinton Helper, a rather anomalous character who was vigorously opposed to slavery. And certainly none of our protagonists came from a more miserable background than Nat Turner, the slave leader of the bloody uprising of 1831 which shocked the white establishment. We will examine the writings of several southern women, and see how they balanced their sectional loyalties with an often uneasy relationship with the “peculiar institution". Throughout the course, we will be investigating the omnipresent significance of racial consciousness in shaping the world view of “Dixieland”. This course is taught by Mick Chantler, MA.
    October 2 – November 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (6 classes)

  • Friday, October 2, 1:30 PM

    Cost for class is $120 plus Basic Membership $35. Scholarships are available through OLLI. For more details go to: http://www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/summer-2013-course-offerings

    Americans have long pondered the question of why Southerners—mostly non-slaveholders—were willing to break up the national compact and risk lives and fortunes in defense of their traditional way of life. In this course we will delve into the mind of the Old South in an effort to resolve that puzzle. Each week we will explore the career and philosophical outlook of a key Southern thinker. Some of these representative spokesmen were well known figures—John C. Calhoun Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and “Stonewall” Jackson were important cultural icons before the first shots were fired at Sumter. But others came from more humble backgrounds, such as Hinton Helper, a rather anomalous character who was vigorously opposed to slavery. And certainly none of our protagonists came from a more miserable background than Nat Turner, the slave leader of the bloody uprising of 1831 which shocked the white establishment. We will examine the writings of several southern women, and see how they balanced their sectional loyalties with an often uneasy relationship with the “peculiar institution". Throughout the course, we will be investigating the omnipresent significance of racial consciousness in shaping the world view of “Dixieland”. This course is taught by Mick Chantler, MA.
    October 2 – November 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:15 p.m. (6 classes)