Upcoming Events

September 2016

  • Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

October 2016

  • Thursday, October 6, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Thursday, October 6, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    FREE flu immunization clinic, in coordination with the Coastal Health Alliance, Kaiser Permanente and Dominican University.

  • Friday, October 7, 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    The annual meeting of ther Western Bird Banding Association

    The WBBA was formed "to encourage and promote bird banding as a useful tool in the study of the biology and migration of western birds."

  • Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    The annual meeting of ther Western Bird Banding Association

    The WBBA was formed "to encourage and promote bird banding as a useful tool in the study of the biology and migration of western birds."

  • Sunday, October 9, 7:00 PM

    $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a hysterical one- man show designed to satisfy the appetite of both the casual and the professional political junkie by accessing the topical through the jugular. Durst, a descendant of Swift, Twain, Rogers and Carlin hits the hypocritical where its hurts the funniest. He specializes in Comedy For People Who Read or Know Someone Who Does. Winston Churchill called the American political process a circus wrapped inside a game show covered in poisonous weasel glitter. Well, he should have. And both sides of the partisan aisle can’t help but agree that the 2016 election season has already spawned one of the most fertile, febrile and fecund campaigns in history. For mocking, scoffing and taunting purposes. As a source for material it has been an embarrassment of riches. Lush like a tropical rain forest. A cornucopia of delights. Like slam-dunking from a step-ladder. It’s political Humor for Folks Who Don’t Like Politics.

  • Tuesday, October 11, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, October 11, 11:00 AM

    Balamcoatl presents traditional indigenous music and dance using original pre-Hispanic instruments as well as modern hand-made replicas. In their presentations they use tapestries, traditional dress, jewelry and instrumentation creating a magical, authentic ambience. Balam, meaning jaguar in Maya, and coatl, meaning serpent in Nahuatl, unite to weave Mesoamerican themes into a tapestry of colorful legends, drawing each audience member into the story through participatory song and dance. Students will learn about History and Geography of Mexico and a message of respect to each other and to mother nature.

    $4

  • Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 PM

    4th District Supervisorial Canidates Forum, sponsored by KWMR and the Point Reyes Light.  Wednesday, October 12, 6:00pm

  • Thursday, October 13, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Sunday, October 16, 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    West Marin has been a hotbed for innovative food producers, value-added farm products, agricultural land preservation and education, food justice, and carbon sequestering practices. The “Future of Farmsteading” will feature Sarah Henry, author of Farmsteads of the California Coast and an intergenerational panel of local farmsteaders. Penny Livingston of the Regenerative Design Institute, Dennis Dierks of Paradise Valley Farms, and Wendy Johnson of the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden project will be in conversation with next-generation farmers and ranchers including Lynn Giacomini Stray of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company and Caymin Ackerman of Big Mesa Farm and others. The program is part of the Bolinas Museum’s “Bounty: Fine Food Production in Coastal Marin from 1834 to Today.” Enjoy West Marin edibles after the panel. Presented by Point Reyes Books.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, October 20, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM

    Dewey Livingston is the premier historian of West Marin and the author of Ranching on Point Reyes Peninsula. Your own experiences on the peninsula will be enriched by Dewey's slide show and fascinating stories tracing its history from Coast Miwok time to the contemporary organic beef and dairy ranches.

    Free, $5 suggested donation at the door

  • Sunday, October 23, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    A new musical show by composer Dale Polissar, whose musical satire of the Bush administration, "By George, It's War!", got standing ovations here and at the 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.

    "Plutocracy" -- debuting now in "concert" form, with five singers and a narrator -- imagines what transpires when the head of a global oil and power corporation dies, and, to everyone's surprise, leaves control of the company to his young idealistic hippy poet son -- with the boy's powerful CEO uncle determined to stop him.  In a style that is engaging and entertaining, "Plutocracy" takes on money in politics, racism, inequality, global warming, the fate of the earth -- phew! --in catchy songs that are witty, playful, and moving.

    Tickets $20 available at the door.

  • Thursday, October 27, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, October 29, 3:30 PM

    Once again, the Dance Palace will sponsor the Point Reyes Day of the Dead procession and celebration. This free annual community event is for people of all ages. Face painting at Ernesto’s Studio (next to Café Reyes) begins at 3:30 PM, followed at 5 PM by a colorful procession with Aztec Dancers and Day of the Dead pageantry from Gallery Route One to the Dance Palace for an evening of song, ceremony, food, and treats. There will be a large community altar where you may place photos and momentous of loved ones passed. Community members are encouraged to dress in Day of the Dead finery.  

     

  • Sunday, October 30, 11:00 AM

    Papermill Creek Children's Corner 2016 Halloween Carnival & Chef Off!  Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and gourmet food prepared by famous chefs going head to head for the title of Papermill Master Chef!  The Silent Auction  

    Activities include:  Arts & Crafts * Jumpers * Pony Rides * Face Painting * Popcorn, treats, and much more...

November 2016

  • Thursday, November 3, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, November 4, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Inviting all young West Marin teens to come on out and get your groove on with DJ Lue spinning tunes at the hottest tenn dance in West Marin.  For grades 6 - 8.

  • Saturday, November 5, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

     

    The Lucid Art Foundation Presents

    Mystical Night of Rhythm and Poetry

     

    Back by popular demand after last summer's riveting performance, the Lucid

    Art Foundation will create a third concert at the Dance Palace Community

    Center in Point Reyes Station, California.

     

    Tickets: General Admission: $25.

    To purchase tickets online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2602704

    Note: Space is limited. Please purchase tickets online. Even though some

    tickets will be sold at the door, there is no guarantee tickets will be

    available, as the event has sold out in the past.

     

    Contact Information:

    Lucid Art Foundation: 415.669.7585 or quest@lucidart.org

     

    Description: This year we will have an East-West collaboration featuring

    guest musician, Banjo virtuoso and composer, Tim Weed, and percussionists

    and musicians, Sina and Samandar Dehghani. The evening will begin with an

    invocation of rhythmic drumming by Fariba Bogzaran, who will later recite

    Rumi poetry and other mystical poetry in Persian and English. This entire

    performance promises to be an uplifting night of rhythm, improvisation,

    and poetry. It is dedicated to the protection of Mother Earth.

     

    About the Lucid Art Foundation

    The Lucid Art Foundation (www.lucidart.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

    Private Operating Foundation cofounded in the fall of 1998 by Robert

    Anthoine, Fariba Bogzaran (artist/scientist), and Gordon Onslow Ford

    (painter). The concept of Lucid Art developed out of two scientific

    research studies on lucid dreaming (consciousness in sleep) and modern

    art.

     

    The mission of the Lucid Art Foundation is to explore the phenomena of the

    inner worlds and deep levels of consciousness through visual arts,

    spontaneous painting, writings, and other means to make visible the

    otherwise invisible, creating an inclusive way of seeing which is in

    harmony with the natural world of which we are a part.

     

    To carry out its mission, the Foundation engages in a variety of

    activities, including annual seminars for professional artists, an artist

    residency program, publications, exhibitions, collection management (loans

    of artwork to museums and galleries), lectures, and musical events.

     

    Performers

    Tim Weed is a musician, composer, and a virtuoso on Banjo. His music has

    developed into an eclectic blend of Bluegrass and world music with

    stunning harmony vocals, drawing influences from India, Tibet, Africa, and

    South America. He has appeared on National Public Radio as a featured

    artist on Bob Boilen's "All Songs Considered." In addition to his own

    performing and touring, Tim Weed is the artistic director of Sound

    Orchard, a nonprofit musical arts organization.

     

    Fariba Bogzaran is the cofounder and the creative director of the Lucid

    Art Foundation. She is a multimedia artist who integrates science, dreams,

    and rhythm into her art making. Trained in shamanic and Egyptian hand

    drum, she developed a cocreative ritual using percussive instruments in

    1989 and performed it in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally.

    Annually, she invites multicultural artists to create the "Mystical Night

    of Music and Poetry" for the Lucid Art Foundation.

     

    Sina Dehghani is known for his innovative style and improvisational

    mastery on the ancient Persian classical drums: Tombak (wooden drum) and

    Daf (hand drum). He studied with prominent Persian master percussionists

    and has performed in renowned music ensembles. He has been teaching music

    for a number of years and currently performs in the San Francisco Bay Area

    and throughout the United States.

     

    Samandar Dehghani is a professional musician and composer playing two

    classical Persian instruments: Tar (string instrument) and Daf. He has

    been playing music from a young age and trained with master musicians in

    Iran. He moved to the United States in 2012 and performs regularly in the

    San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the country. His new album, Light on

    Fire, will be released this fall.

     

  • Thursday, November 10, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, November 11, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
     
     
    "THE WORK WE DO"
     
    Does our work define who we are? And how does that identity affect our community and the people around us? In this program, we learn lessons from a prize fighter, a half blind photographer, an aging steam plant worker, a determined composer, a teenage refugee, and a depressed psychiatrist about the work we do and how personal legacy can inspire more than just individual success.
     
    Films: El Tigre, Flo, Dreams Without Borders, Fear, Heavy Fog Tonight, The Real Work, Snow
     
    Tickets: Per suggested donation at the door - sliding scale $5 - $15
     
    Serving: Beer, Wine & Snacks!
    For More Information Please Visit:
  • Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 AM

    Capoeira Angola, a traditional Afro-Brazilian art form, appeals to many senses with beautiful and acrobatic movements, singing, and music, using traditional Brazilian instruments such as the Berimbau (made of a gourd and one string) and Pandeiros (tambourines). Performers will demonstrate a traditional capoeira circle called a roda and dance and sing along to the beats of the Berimbau. Students will learn about the Afro-Brazilian culture and the history of how Afro-Brazilian slaves achieved freedom through the art of Capoeira, as well as basic Capoeira rhythms and steps. The songs are call and response and audience members are encouraged to sing along.

    $4

  • Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, November 17, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Our community is coming together to learn the true nature of our local textile resource base…the quality, quantity, and land management practices will all be explored by an expert panel of our region’s farmers and ranchers. Exhibits of local fibers, yarns and textiles will also be on display. Contact by e-mail for more information: fibershed@gmail.com or visit http://www.fibershed.com

    It’s a brown bag lunch and a $40 ticket.

  • Tuesday, November 22, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    MCMLHMP: Marin County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Workshop.

  • Thursday, November 24, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

December 2016

  • Thursday, December 1, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, December 2, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 4, 10:00 AM
    Friday, December 2 
    Saturday, December 3
    Sunday, December 4

    Free Admission

    Please join us at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and ring in the holiday season as we celebrate the 46th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair!

    The Dance Palace will be filled with the sights, sounds and scents of the winter holidays, and this year promises to be a warm and wonderful event with a special focus on “Made in West Marin” handcrafted items and gifts.

    Shop locally and support West Marin artists!

    The Holiday Crafts Fair celebrates the vibrant arts and crafts community of West Marin and beyond and each year for over 40 years, they come together to share their gifts with neighbors, friends, and visitors alike at the Dance Palace.

    Vendors will sell their handcrafted treasures —ceramics, chocolates, clothing, fiber arts, glasswork, herbs, metal & woodwork, jams & jellies, jewelry, oils, ornaments, paintings, soaps, toys, and so much more.

    Friday night Point Reyes merchants will remain open late and downtown will be aglow with luminaries, a tree lighting and Santa might just make an appearance. Come and celebrate a West Marin holiday tradition!

    The Holiday Crafts Fair is sponsored by and benefits the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, a non-profit community center serving children, adults and seniors in western Marin County.

    The Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center is located at the corner of Fifth and B Streets in Point Reyes Station.
    For more information, call (415) 663-1075; email info@dancepalace.org or visit our website at www.dancepalace.org.

    MORE INFO COMING!

     

  • Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 4, 10:00 AM

    Please join us at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and ring in the holiday season as we celebrate the 46th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair! The Dance Palace will be filled with the sights, sounds and scents of the winter holidays, and this year promises to be a warm and wonderful event with a special focus on “Made in West Marin” handcrafted items and gifts. FREE Shop locally and support West Marin artists! The Holiday Crafts Fair celebrates the vibrant arts and crafts community of West Marin and beyond and each year for over 40 years, they come together to share their gifts with neighbors, friends, and visitors alike at the Dance Palace. Vendors will sell their handcrafted treasures —ceramics, chocolates, clothing, fiber arts, glasswork, herbs, metal & woodwork, jams & jellies, jewelry, oils, ornaments, paintings, soaps, toys, and so much more. Friday night Point Reyes merchants will remain open late and downtown will be aglow with luminaries, a tree lighting and Santa might just make an appearance. Come and celebrate a West Marin holiday tradition! The Holiday Crafts Fair is sponsored by and benefits the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, a non-profit community center serving children, adults and seniors in western Marin County. The Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center is located at the corner of Fifth and B Streets in Point Reyes Station. For more information, call (415) 663-1075; email info@dancepalace.org or visit our website at www.dancepalace.org.

  • Sunday, December 4, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Please join us at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and ring in the holiday season as we celebrate the 46th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair! The Dance Palace will be filled with the sights, sounds and scents of the winter holidays, and this year promises to be a warm and wonderful event with a special focus on “Made in West Marin” handcrafted items and gifts. FREE Shop locally and support West Marin artists! The Holiday Crafts Fair celebrates the vibrant arts and crafts community of West Marin and beyond and each year for over 40 years, they come together to share their gifts with neighbors, friends, and visitors alike at the Dance Palace. Vendors will sell their handcrafted treasures —ceramics, chocolates, clothing, fiber arts, glasswork, herbs, metal & woodwork, jams & jellies, jewelry, oils, ornaments, paintings, soaps, toys, and so much more. Friday night Point Reyes merchants will remain open late and downtown will be aglow with luminaries, a tree lighting and Santa might just make an appearance. Come and celebrate a West Marin holiday tradition! The Holiday Crafts Fair is sponsored by and benefits the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, a non-profit community center serving children, adults and seniors in western Marin County. The Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center is located at the corner of Fifth and B Streets in Point Reyes Station. For more information, call (415) 663-1075; email info@dancepalace.org or visit our website at www.dancepalace.org.

  • Thursday, December 8, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, December 9, 7:30 PM
    • Saturday, December 10, 2:00 PM

    Details to come!

  • Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 PM

    Rehersal ( free for singers that have purchased tickets in advance)

  • Thursday, December 15, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Friday, December 16, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Details coming!

  • Saturday, December 17, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition that has been a definitive census of the status, trends, and distribution of the 200 plus species wintering in the Point Reyes area. At this compilation dinner participants tally the species seen and generally enjoy the birding highlight of the season. Interested people should go to www.forestdata.com/cbc/ for further information and to sign up.

  • Sunday, December 18, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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

    Tickets: $22 general admission, $20 seniors, free for youths under 18

  • Tuesday, December 20, 12:30 PM

     

    Many local families depend on this program to truly enjoy the holiday season. This program serves families, seniors, and others who cannot afford gifts and food during the holiday season. With community support and local partner organizations, West Marin Community Resources served 88 families and seniors last year (with over 200 children).
     
    For more information contact 415-663-8361, or info@westmarincommynityservices.org
     

     

     

  • Tuesday, December 20, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, December 22, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Thursday, December 29, 12:00 PM

    Suggested Donations: $3 (over 60) / $6 (under 60).  Break bread with friends at the community lunch every Thursday.  Plus live music the first Thursday of each month.  The organic food is prepared by Good Earth Natural Foods.

    Make reservations by 11:00am on the prior Monday.  Contact Cathy Bleeker, Nutrition Program Manager at West Marin Senior Services, (415) 663-8148 ext. 104.

    Ongoing, Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

January 2017

  • Saturday, January 14, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Sunday, January 15, 8:00 AM

    Details coming!

  • Sunday, January 15, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Details coming...

  • Tuesday, January 17, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Friday, January 20, 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by AMerican travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 20 - February 24, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

  • Saturday, January 21, 7:00 PM

    $18 in advance; $20 at the door

    Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist.

    In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance.”

  • Tuesday, January 24, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, January 24, 11:00 AM

    Youth in Arts ’Til Dawn

    A Cappella music is singing without instrumental accompaniment. It means "in the style of the Sistine Chapel," where services used choirs with no instruments. As time has passed, A Cappella music has broadened its subject matter and style to include all genres of music. In this day and age A Cappella is more a choice of instrumentation, or lack thereof, rather than a style of music. Youth in Arts' A Cappella ensemble `Til Dawn will perform a mix of contemporary and classic songs from the Pop, R&B, Rock, Folk, Gospel and Jazz traditions. Depending upon questions asked, students may learn about music (chords and keys) or about arranging, but the real impact of the performance is encouraging students to pursue their own goals. `Til Dawn celebrates youth voices and the value of the arts, fostering positive messages about meaningful social issues and inspiring children of all ages.

    $4

  • Friday, January 27, 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by AMerican travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 20 - February 24, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

February 2017

  • Friday, February 3, 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by AMerican travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 20 - February 24, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

  • Friday, February 10, 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by AMerican travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 20 - February 24, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

  • Friday, February 10, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Details to come...

  • Saturday, February 11, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Sweethearts of the Radio, a long-standing KWMR tradition!

    Details coming...

  • Friday, February 17, 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by AMerican travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 20 - February 24, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

  • Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, February 23, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Details Coming!

  • Friday, February 24, 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

    A Museum of One's Own: Small Museums Superb Collections in Europe

    We will explore art museums seldom visited by AMerican travelers learning about the collectors as well as their passions in art.  In most cases the museums were residences first, museums later.  In Paris: the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Conde at Chantilly and the Musee Marmottan.  In London: the Wallace Collection, The Courtauld, Kenwood House and the Sir John Soane Museum.  We will visit hidden masterpieces in Venice, Milan, and Rome and then go north to Winterthur, Switzerland, Cologne  and the incomparable Lenbach House in Munich.   Instructor, Kerrin Meis, MA

    January 20 - February 24, 2017

    1:30 - 3:15 p.m. (six classes)

March 2017

  • Saturday, March 11, 5:00 PM

    Details coming!

  • Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, March 14, 11:00 AM

    As you might guess from the title, all of the characters will be portrayed as dogs, except for one cat....the fairy godmouser!  "Cinderella Gone To The Dogs" will delight audiences with its zany humor, clever songs, and heartfelt sentiment.  Join Cinderella as she goes from life in the doghouse to being "Best In Show" at the Bow Wow Ball. All the characters in the story are dogs except for the fairy godmother who is a cat!   Recommended for grades K-4.

    $4

  • Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

April 2017

  • Saturday, April 1, 7:00 PM

    Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.  Selections will include Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky.  FREE admission.

  • Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Saturday, April 22, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Details to come!

May 2017

  • Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Sunday, May 21, 12:00 PM

    THE ALBANY JAZZ BIG BAND under the guidance of Musical Director and Conductor, Bob Levenson, presents a clear, swinging, and modern big band sound. This year’s performance at the Dance Palace will be the seventh annual dance concert and picnic. The band plays regularly at other community events—all around the East Bay. The musicians mostly hail from the Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito corridor. Repertoire consists of classic big band swing by the great bandleaders and arrangers; blues, bossa nova and latin, bebop and post bebop music of the 60’s and later.  The band plays great danceable music, and features fine local jazz vocalists and instrumental soloists.

June 2017

  • Sunday, June 11, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

  • Sunday, June 18, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Sunday, June 25, 7:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

  • Sunday, November 5, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Marin Chamber Players perform the masters of the late 20th century classical music:  Stockhausen, Messaien, Kagel, HK Gruber and Judith Weir.

    Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers performed by the Music from Marin Chamber Players.

    Sunday, November 5 at 7:00pm - FREE admission

  • Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

December 2017