Upcoming Events

September 2014

  • Wednesday, September 17, 12:00 PM

    Memorial for Winifred "Wini" Tarpey

  • Friday, September 19, 7:30 PM

    $10 at the door

    Familiar faces will get together and play some of your favorite tunes, some original work and then jam the night away.  Many surprise guests!

  • Saturday, September 20, 6:00 PM

    Suggested donation, sliding scale, starting at $20 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit GRO's Latino Photography Project.

    Advance ticket purchases strongly recommended: 663-1347

    Gallery Route One's Latino Photography project will offer a delicious Mole Tasting Dinner to benefit the photo project, featuring sauces from Jalisco, Michoacan, Oaxaca and Puebla prepared by local residents.

  • Thursday, September 25, 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 23, 7:00 PM

    Free - Donations for West Marin School Music Program gratefully accepted.

    Local resident and music teacher, David Whitney is a huge fan of documentaries of soulful musicians, he will share some of the very rare music documentaries he has accumulated over the years. David has gone to great lengths to acquire some stellar movies never shown in a theater, on TV, or released to the public, for one reason or another... These films have won numerous awards from major film festivals all over the globe, were made by world-renown film- makers, but have never seen the light of day! So, in the interest of building community through music, David invites the community to “Music Documentary Night” at The Dance Palace Church Space.

  • Saturday, September 27, 3:00 PM

    $20 CLAM members, $25 non-members

    Get ready for future droughts, lower your water bill, and reduce strain on septic systems. Gray water and rainwater harvesting expert Patrick Picard will teach us how to make the most of our precious water resources through ‘laundry to landscape’ gray water systems and rainwater harvesting systems. Workshop will include a demonstration set up of a simple rainwater harvesting system.

October 2014

  • A talk and video presentation with Monte Leach

    Saturday, October 4, 7:30 PM

    Free admission

    A compelling talk and video presentation with this theme:
    The One expected by all religions has come. He is here for all people – religious and non-religious alike. He will inspire an end to hunger, injustice and war. He returns with his group, the Masters of Wisdom. His face and words will soon be known to all.

    “My plan is to show you that the way out of your problems is to listen again to the true voice of God within your hearts, to share the produce of this most bountiful of worlds among your brothers and sisters everywhere.” - Maitreya, the World Teacher

    Speaker Monte Leach is the United States editor of Share International magazine. For the past 30 years, Monte has been deeply involved in preparing the way for the emergence of the World Teacher.
    Saturday, October 4, 7:30 PM / Free admission

  • Sunday, October 5, 4:00 PM

    $24 general, $22 seniors, $11 teens & kids

    Sarah Cahill, recently called “fiercely gifted” by the New York Times and “as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of” by the San Francisco Chronicle, has commissioned, premiered, and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano. Composers who have dedicated works to her include John Adams, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Pauline Oliveros, Annea Lockwood, and Evan Ziporyn, and she has also premiered pieces by Lou Harrison, Julia Wolfe, Ingram Marshall, Toshi Ichiyanagi, George Lewis, Leo Ornstein, and many others.

    Stuart Canin has served as the concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, and major Hollywood studios. A graduate of Juilliard, he won the Paganini International Violin Competition, taught at Oberlin, the University of Iowa, the San Francisco Conservatory, and was a founding member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

  • Saturday, October 11, 8:00 PM

    $42 general, $40 seniors, $20 teens & kids

    Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose shows offer a musical celebration...a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

  • Friday, October 17, 6:00 PM

    $20 at the door or through KWMR

    Doors at 6:00pm
    Film at 7:00pm

    As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the so-called "God Particle" the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter - only to subsequently confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

    Filmed over four years, from before the collider turned on in 2008 through the successful discovery of the Higgs  in 2012, Particle Fever was directed by Mark Levinson - a Bay Area filmmaker with a PhD in Particle Physics from UCBerkeley, and produced by David Kaplan, a professor of Particle Physics at Johns Hopkins and also a graduate of Berkeley. The film was edited and mixed by long-time Bolinas resident Walter Murch, who will be available for a Q&A after the screening.

  • Saturday, October 18, 1:00 PM

    A celebration of the life of Eugenia Loyster

  • Friday, October 24, 7:30 PM

    $10 to $20 sliding scale at the door

    Back by popular demand!

    "Mike and Ruthy" & "The Old Way"

    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. 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, October 25, 6:00 PM

    $10.00 to $50.00 Sliding scale. Tickets available at West Marin Community Services, Point Reyes Books, and Zuma.

    A Food Pantry Benefit Dinner: The American Way of Poverty A meal created with the kinds of foods distributed by our local food pantry followed by a reading and discussion with Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives." A benefit for West Marin Community Services Food Pantry and emergency programs. Co-sponsored by Point Reyes Books. Dinner at 6 PM. Tickets available at West Marin Community Services, Point Reyes Books, and Zuma.

November 2014

  • Saturday, November 1, 5:45 PM

    Free / Sliding scale donations welcome

    For over 3000 years, the indigenous people who lived in Mexico, the Southwest and California, have celebrated a ritual honoring the dead. Over the time, this ritual became known as El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. A celebration of life, a time to share memories through arts and crafts, music, stories and food. Join us in celebrating those who have gone before us.  El Dia de los Muertos is not a sad time but a time of remembering and rejoicing. A communal altar will be constructed so please bring photos, flowers or mementos of a loved one. Aztec dancers will conclude the night's festivities. The celebration will also include a candle light procession and local Mexican food and drink.

  • Saturday, November 8, 8:00 PM

    $27.50 - General plus $1.50 ticketing fee, $25.50 - Senior plus $1.50 ticketing fee, $14.50 - Kid & Teen plus $1.50 ticketing fee

    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. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest master of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.

    Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).

    The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

    For more about Makana and his music visit www.makanamusic.com.

  • Saturday, November 15, 9:30 AM


    The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Enhancing Diversity, Living with the Land.” In addition to hands-on activities (sheep shearing, skirting fleece, wool grading, angora rabbit shearing, cashmere fiber processing, natural dyes), there will be informative presentations on breeding practices that build heirloom garments, predator- and pollinator-friendly practices that harmonize and blur the line between wild and domestic spaces, all bringing beauty and function to our fields and wardrobes. There will also be a display of fibers from around the region. The fee to attend the Symposium is $40.

    The Fibershed Marketplace will offer an array of beautiful local fibers and handmade goods, on sale in the church building, as well as inside the Symposium. The Marketplace in the church building is open to the public at no charge.

    For more information, email fibershed@gmail.com. Visit our website at www.fibershed.org.

December 2014

  • Friday, December 5, 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 6, 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM

    Free admission

    The Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center rings in the holiday season and celebrates the 44th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair on Friday, December 5 from 4:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station. Admission is free.

  • Saturday, December 13, 8:00 PM

    $24 general, $22 seniors, $12 teens & kids

    The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks, the Christmas Jug Band are “Stalwart purveyors of the jugabilly mystique! A tongue-in-cheek seasonal convergence of San Francisco Bay Area luminaries.”

  • Saturday, December 20, 5:00 PM

    Free / By reservation go to www.forestdata.com/cbc/ for further information and to sign up.

    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. Reservations required.

  • Sunday, December 21, 3:00 PM

    $22 general, $20 seniors, $10 youth

    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. Directed by Magen Solomon, Artistic Director of San Francisco Choral Artists since 1995.

  • Wednesday, December 24, 5:15 PM