Upcoming Events

September 2015

  • Saturday, September 5, 8:00 PM

    $35 general, $33 seniors, $17 children plus a $1.50 processing fee

    Please join us in support of this benefit for the  Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and West Marin Community Services food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances.

    George Winston returns to the Dance Palace on Saturday, September 5, 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

    George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma label.

    George is presently concentrating mainly on live performances, and this time he is touring playing solo piano concerts of the Summer Show, solo guitar concerts, solo harmonica concerts, and solo piano dances (with R&B and slow dance songs). He is also studying the playing of the great New Orleans pianists Henry Butler, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and Jon Cleary, and he is also working on interpreting pieces on solo piano by his favorite composers, including Vince Guaraldi, Professor Longhair, the Doors, Frank Zappa, Randy Newman, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Laura Nyro, Al Kooper, Dr. John, Henry Butler, James Booker, Jon Cleary, Ralph Towner, Arthur Lee, Milt Jackson, John Hartford, Oliver Schroer, Taj Mahal, Philip Aaberg, and others, to play at concerts, and at his solo piano dances.

     

  • Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, September 12, 8:00 PM

    $25 in advance through eventbrite.com.  No tickets will be available at the door.

    Ayla Nereo is a song weaver and performer who enjoys creating opportunities for us to offer sound and songs into the world to feed the Life that breathes us each moment. Through trusting our ability to listen and create sound, we learn to trust our own intuition and power to be creators of our lives. Each time we sing, we find new edges, and by leaning into them we can see who we are becoming. We sing for the joy of it. And we sing for the need of it, to make offerings of sound that can ripple out and make beauty and good for this planet.

  • Sunday, September 13, 10:00 AM

    Price: $80 by September 1st - $108 after.

    Dance & Yoga Immersion ~ Samba SadaShiva with Rosangela Silvestre, Tika Morgan and Nubia Teixeira.

    Three renowned teachers combine their individual strengths and shared passion for embodiment to support you to open your body to the forces of nature with reverence.
    Deeply rooted in the traditions of Yoruba, Brazil and India;  these teacher will interweave prayer, joy and authentic movement in a seamless flow.
    Igniting the element of fire will be the main focus on this Day Long experience.

    For questions and registration contact: Nubia@Bhaktinova.com
    Visit: silvestretraining.com ~ tikamorgandance.com ~ bhaktinova.com

  • Sunday, September 13, 8:00 PM

    Inverness Almanac Volume Two Release Party with music by Vetiver, Danny Vitali and the Gospel Flatters

  • Thursday, September 17, 7:00 PM

    $10

    Come learn some wonderful folk dances that Carol Friedman learned from Sonia Dion, Cristian Florescu, Camelia and Nelutu Motoc during her recent summer folk dance trip in Romania.

  • Friday, September 25, 8:00 AM

    Marin County Free Library All Staff Day

  • Thursday, October 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Sunday, November 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Friday, January 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, January 5, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Monday, February 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Friday, April 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Sunday, May 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Friday, July 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, July 5, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Monday, August 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, September 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Saturday, October 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

  • Thursday, December 1, 7:00 PM

    The Point Reyes Village Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 PM

    Monthly meeting of the Dance Palace Board of Directors

October 2015

  • Saturday, October 3, 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, October 4, 12:00 PM

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $135 before Sept 10th
    $150 for Saturday and Sunday after Sept. 10th
    Class size is limited, please register early.

    Long Meng Qi Gong is from the Dragon Gate school of Daoism. It is an internal cultivation practice that nourishes life by clarifying the meridians of stuck Qi, opening the gateways of energy, training the breath, strengthening the body and producing Qi. Dragon Gate Qi Gong is a powerful set to replenish inner resources and nourish the spirit.

    Sally Chang has over 20 years of martial arts experience including Northern Shaolin Gongfu, Bagua Zhang, Qi Gong, and Taiji Quan, and she is the founder of Evergreen Taiji Academy. Her principle teachers are Shifu Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen), 25th generation Wu Dang Long Men Daoist Priest and 14th generation Zhang Sanfeng lineage holder and Shifu Ted Mancuso of the Academy of Martial Arts in Santa Cruz, CA.

  • Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 PM

    $30 for the workshop

    This workshop is designed to get nonprofit board members and staff actively involved by demonstrating the many ways you can fundraise, showing you how to tell your story effectively, and providing simple tools to help engage your board. Carol Friedman brings over 30 years of experience in grassroots fundraising to her work as a nonprofit consultant and fundraising trainer.

  • Friday, October 9, 7:00 PM

    $10 suggested donation

    Join Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow for a community supper and facilitated discussion on the themes of mentorship and community resiliency followed by a reading, presentation, and signing of their newest book. Part memoir and part biography, it’s the story of their longtime friendship with Bill Coperthwaite (A Handmade Life), whose unusual life and fierce ideals helped them examine and understand their own. Presented by Point Reyes Books and Black Mountain Circle.

November 2015

  • Sunday, November 1, 4:45 PM

    Free / Sliding scale donations welcome

    4:45 PM Meet at Gallery Route One for the procession to the Dance Palace

    6:00 PM  Festivities include Aztec Dancers, Common Voice Choir, Blessing of the Altar, dinner and craft making and more.

    Join us for a celebratory Day of the Dead procession from Gallery Route One to the Dance Palace.

    Featuring Aztec Dancers & Drummers, the Common Voice Choir, processional Day of the Dead art and your friends and neighbors in their best skeleton outfits. 

    The procession meets at 4:30 at Gallery Route One and begins at 4:45 PM.

    A ceremony featuring Aztec Dancers, Common Voice Choir, Blessing of the Altar, and other surprises at the community altar created specially for the event by local artist Ernesto Sanchez. 

    Community members are encouraged to bring flowers,  photographs, and other small mementos of loved ones to carry in the procession then be placed on the altar. 

    The altar will be installed in the Dance Palace's Main Hall starting in mid-October and the community is welcome to visit and add to it while the hall is not in use.

    In addition, there will be Mexican food and drink for purchase. 

    During the month of October workshops in making paper flowers, paper Mache skeletons and other Day of the Dead

    processional art will beheld at Ernesto's Studio and around town.

    Look for further information about these workshops in the local press and online.

    To learn how you can take part in Day of the Dead festivities contact Ernesto Sanchez at 415-852-2572 or ernestostudio@gmail.com  

    This event is supported in part by a grant from the Marin Community Foundation.

    Admission is free.

     

     

  • Saturday, November 7, 9:30 AM

    Symposium Cost: $40

    The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Soil to Soil.” In addition to hands-on activities (natural dyes, fiber processing, fiber animals), there will be informative presentations on collaborations between fiber farmers and designers, as well as on carbon farming and soil protocol.

    The Fibershed Marketplace will offer an array of beautiful local fibers and handmade goods, on sale in the church building, as well as on the lawn (weather permitting).

    The Marketplace is open to the public for free.

December 2015

  • Friday, December 4, 4:00 PM

    Free Admission

    Please join us at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and ring in the holiday season as we celebrate the 45th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair!
    Friday, December 4 - 4:00 to 9:00 PM and Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Free Admission

    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 hand-crafted treasures —ceramics, chocolates, clothing, fiber arts, glasswork, herbs, metal & wood work, 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!