Performing Arts

February 2016

  • Saturday, February 20, 7:00 PM

    Admission is $25, proceeds benefit the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center

    A new solo show written and performed by Geoff Hoyle

    Created in collaboration with David Ford

    Additional material: W. Shakespeare

    King Lear retires, dividing his kingdom between his daughters. And that's where the trouble begins... Now, the king's jester, recently unemployed, plays all the parts to tell his side of the story.

    (Jokes. Violence. Storm advisory. Parents strongly cautioned.)

    90 minutes. No intermission. Recommended for ages15 and up.

  • Saturday, February 27, 8:00 PM

    $25 at the door

    Original performance art by six female soloists—fringe theater, uncommon-song-with-accordion, movement art, physical theater, and more. WHAT/NOW spotlights the edgy and innovative work of artists from across the Bay Area The program includes Olivia Corson (Body Tales), Catherine Debon (original theater; pictured), Meg Anderson (indescribable music), Karen Penley (extraordinary songs), Claire Peaslee (Action Theater), and Rosemary Hannon (virtuosic dance)—plus cello by Joyce Kouffman and Katy Larkin.

    Tickets go on sale in the lobby at 7 PM
    Doors open at 7:30 PM
    Refreshments for sale (to benefit KWMR)
    This show is for people aged 16+

    More info at

April 2016

  • Saturday, April 9, 7:00 PM

    $10 at the door

    Bill Press, prominent liberal syndicated radio and television host (and part-time Inverness resident), concisely explains the many ways he says President Obama has failed to live up to either his promises or his progressive potential. In his new book, Press reflects back on what for many progressives has been a disappointing presidency and comes to a depressing conclusion: Obama grossly misunderstood the mandate of the enthusiastic crowds that swarmed him on
    the campaign trail. Instead of recognizing their burning desire for strong progressive leadership, Obama tried to be a “postpartisan” president. According to Press, he leaves his supporters haunted by what might have been. Whether you agree or disagree, this will be a lively evening.

  • Saturday, April 16, 7:30 PM

    $20 in advance through or call 415-663-1075.

    Chilean writer Isabel Allende, a longtime Marin County resident, won worldwide acclaim with her bestselling first novel, The House of the Spirits, which also established her as a feminist force in Latin America’s male-dominated literary world. She has since written some 20 more books, including her latest novel, The Japanese Lover. Known for writing in the literary style of magic realism, Allende is adept at marvelous surprises. At this evening benefit for the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, she will read a little, converse a little, answer questions,
    and more. Sponsored by Point Reyes Books and the Dance Palace.
    Location: West Marin School.