Performing Arts

Friday, October 24

  • 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.

Sunday, November 2

  • An evening of alchemy in the season of dreams and long nights.

    What are the energies of dream and imagination that rise when seasons in the north shift from early to late autumn? The powerful Dia de los Muertos and the pagan cross-quarter day Samhain (SAH-wen) coincide near November 1st. We begin our journey into the dark time of year. The membrane between the ordinary and mystery is permeable. Magic is in the air.

Friday, November 7

  • Ethan Kenning, a Point Reyes singer/songwriter and guitarist will perform following an opening set of classical guitar music by Zachary Siefert-Ponce.

    Ethan has been working as an independent producer, writer, and occasional performer. He has produced and/or recorded Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Brownie McGee, and Rhiannon. His latest effort is " REFLECTIONS", a CD of eleven original songs, released in 2011.

Saturday, November 8

  • Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy” movement, Makana’s song "We Are the Many" went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Sunday, November 9

  • Contemporary Opera Marin’s fall offering is a presentation of Devilish Delights, eight micro and mini operas appropriate for Halloween and Día de los Muertos, including Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s Three Choral Scenes, Stephen Oliver’s Cinderella, or the Vindication of Sloth, Jonathan Dove’s Greed and others. This 75-minute program is fully staged in English. Bring the whole family!

    Contact: Paul Smith, Director, pianosmith@aol.com

Saturday, December 13

Sunday, December 21

  • Join us for one of our community’s most fulfilling holiday events at this sing-along of the most glorious and exciting choral masterpiece ever written. Fun for music lovers and listeners of all ages; no experience necessary.

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