Thursday, April 17, 7:00 PM
Rhythm and stress relief come together in an hour of drumming. Drums and percussion provided and you can bring your favorite drum. No prior experience necessary. And relax, this is not a drum class.
Friday, April 18, 7:30 PM
$6 at the door. Signed permission slips required.
Come on out to the Dance Palace and get your groove on at the best teen dance in West Marin for grades six to eight. Featuring DJ Lue a professional disc jockey, fantastic lighting and great sound.
To listen to DJ Luis' playlists go to djlue21.podmatic.com or www.mixcloud.com/luis-burgos
Saturday, April 19, 8:00 PM
$20 general, $18 seniors, $10 youth
“If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” proclaims the 1984 Billboard Hot Country Single #1 song. So who did supergroup Alabama call upon to fiddle the memorable chart topper and the entire “Roll On” album? Blaine Sprouse. Also a gifted mandolin and guitar player, Sprouse is at home in bluegrass, blues, swing, jazz, and folk. With his return to the stage, Blaine’s heart is answering the fiddler’s call. As he stated in a Frets Magazine profile, “Music is my life. I just love to play.”
Thursday, May 1, 7:30 PM
$10 to $20 sliding scale at the door
"Mike and Ruthy" & "The Old Way"
West Marin's own "The Old Way" (Irena and Joshua Smith) kicked off the locals series in September with a warm, energetic, and intimate performance of their original acoustic music. On May 1st "The Old Way" will 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!
Saturday, May 3, 8:00 PM
$34 general, $32 seniors, $17 youth
* There is a $1.50 service charge for for ticket purchases on-line. Tickets are also available at the Dance Palace.
George Winston returns to the Dance Palace on Saturday, May 3. 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.
Saturday, May 10, 6:00 PM
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $15 kids
Contact West Marin Community Services for more details and information 415-663-1861.
Hors d’oeurvres and desserts from Saltwater, Station House Café, Cowgirl Creamery, Osteria Stellina, PRNS Employee Association and other local chefs – and a no host bar. After THE Talent Show dancing to the music of the Detroit Disciples
To benefit West Marin Community Services the safety net for the community’s most vulnerable residents. Self-sufficiency, human dignity and social justice are the values that guide their efforts. Contact West Marin Community Services for more details and information 415-663-1861,
Saturday, May 10, 6:00PM /Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $15 kids
Friday, May 16, 7:30 PM
- Saturday, May 17, 7:30 PM
- Sunday, May 18, 3:00 PM
$10 general, $ 7 seniors, $5 youth
We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.
Sunday, May 25, 11:00 AM
Free event. Bidding begins at 11 AM. Free concert starts at Noon. First section closes at 3 PM.
All proceeds will benefit ongoing programs and scholarships of the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center Center. Outdoors on the front lawn there will be a free concert! Lagunitas Brewery beer, oysters and delicious food will be available throughout the day. The auction will include gift certificates to fine restaurants, local inns and B &Bs, one-of-a-kind vacation packages, sporting & theatrical events, jewelry, massage gift certificates, local baked treats, fine wine, musical instruments, lessons, a kayak trip, handyman work for a day, fine art, Dance Palace classes, and so much more.
Friday, May 30, 8:00 PM
$10 - $15 sliding scale at the door.
"Danny Vitali and Brian Laidlaw first collaborated on Laidlaw's solo record Wolf Wolf Wolf, recorded in Minneapolis in 2011. Since then, the duo has arranged and recorded several more projects, and they've performed extensively throughout the Midwest and West Coast. On May 30, Vitali and Laidlaw will celebrate the release of their next song suite, the Echolalia EP. This new collection of songs was inspired by research and travel to Vitali's hometown - and Bob Dylan's hometown - of Hibbing, Minnesota. They will be joined at the Dance Palace Church by Jeremy Harris and Rob Shelton & Carly Bond of the band DRMS for what is sure to be a memorable night of music."
Saturday, June 7, 8:00 PM
“E-I-E-I-OY!” IN BED WITH THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER
Vivien Straus (writer & performer) grew up on her family’s dairy in Marshall, then ran away from the farm to become an actress. “E-i-E-i-Oy!” (or, as Vivien also calls it, “Jerseys, Jerks & Jews”) is an
“85% true autobiographical coming-ofage tale” about stumbling home with a Czech refugee who stays the night and then refuses to leave. Straus plays 15 different characters, including her
parents. The event benefits “Field Farm Studies”, a joint project of Marin Organic and MALT, two organizations that Ellen Straus (Vivien’s mother) helped create.
More details at: www.eieiOY.com
Saturday, June 14, 9:00 AM
Member Registration Rate - $130, Nonmember
Registration Rate - $150
Student Registration Rate w ID - $85
For more information and registration go
to www.cnga.org or call 530-297-0500
This 1-day workshop presents the basics of identifying grasses using the new Jepson Manual, in addition to focusing on
the identifying characteristics of common native and non-native grass species.
Friday, June 20, 8:00 PM
General $22, Seniors $20, Kids/Teens $10
Friday, June 20, 8 PM, Black Mountain
Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 PM
$10 at the Church door.
Yesway is the creation of best friends Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing. In a live setting, their voices melt together and the performances are intimate yet expansive. They are often backed by vibraphone player, Andrew Maguire who also plays with Will Sprott, Thao, and Mirah. Although their instrumentation is centered around vocal harmonies and two guitars, “folk” seems like a inaccurate description as many of their songs are in odd time signatures and do not follow a traditional song form. The results are songs that are truly celestial, shape shifting across different moods using their creative styles.
Saturday, June 28, 8:00 PM
$27 general $25 seniors, $13 youth
A smart, elegant and very entertaining evening at the Dance Palace with Noah Griffin and friends performing the greatest songs of Cole Porter—which means some of the greatest hits in the history of musical theater. Noah Griffin is passionate about Porter and that passion comes across the footlights. We promise you an unforgettable evening. Don’t miss a note! Sponsored by Ed & Bambi Schwartz as a benefit for the Dance Palace Community & Cultrual Center.
Friday, July 11, 8:00 PM
- Saturday, July 12, 8:00 PM
- Sunday, July 13, 2:00 PM
$26 general, $24 seniors / children
$75 Opening NIght Gala 6 PM Dinner & Show
As the pirates of last summer retreat to their nefarious life, the sturdy and true crew of “H.M.S. Pinafore” sails into Point Reyes to enliven the coming summer season. We look forward to another rollicking time with the characters of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. As in almost all of the topsy-turvy worlds of Gilbert and Sullivan comedies, “H.M.S. Pinafore” presents a romantic mix-up conveniently sorted out by play’s end. Josephine, the Captain’s daughter is inappropriately in love with Ralph, a lowly sailor, while the Captain hopes to wed her to a loftier suitor, First Lord of the Admiralty. Standing in the wings is Buttercup who holds the secret to unravel the merry tangle, and Dick Deadeye, ever ready to make trouble.
“H.M.S. Pinafore”, Gilbert and Sullivans first rousing success on both sides of the Atlantic remains the most loved and produced of all their operettas. West Marin Players’ production includes many favorite actors from last year’s “Pirates of Penzance” as well as the production team and players from Point Reyes. Last year’s show was a sellout, so get your tickets early! “H.M.S. Pinafore” is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone, young or old!
Sunday, July 20, 4:00 PM
General $20, Seniors $18
Louis Landon’s mission is to create a loving and peaceful world by writing, recording, and performing music from the heart.
Friday, July 25, 1:15 PM
Legal Aid of Marin is partnering with
OneJustice to provide a free legal clinic in
Marin County. Attorneys and volunteers
will provide legal advice and information
on legal issues including housing, employment,
consumer, debt, or any other civil
legal matters. Call for an Appointment
Legal Aid of Marin: (415) 492-0230 ext. 0
Some walk-ins will be accepted.
Robin Wall Kimmerer Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants Reading and Book SigningSaturday, August 16, 7:30 PM
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her first book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Her writings have appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She lives in Fabius, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.