Upcoming Events

January 2015

  • Saturday, January 31, 2:00 PM
    • Saturday, January 31, 8:00 PM

    $15 General, $10 Students/Seniors

    Jesse Olsen Bay; composer, musician and Virginia Matthews; choreographer, dancer have teamed up to present a performance of music and dance based on “Makings” a song cycle inspired by the unpublished writings of renowned author Tillie Olsen. A charismatic performer and acclaimed composer, Jesse Olsen Bay weaves an intimate journey of his grandmother Tillie Olsen’s reflections through voice, piano, guitar and other musical instruments. 

    Distinguished choreographer Virginia Matthews has created her responses to both the musical compositions and the imagery of the songs through solo, duet and group dances. This is a unique glimpse into the world of an artist, musing on her artistic process, revisiting her memories and facing the end of her life.

    The spirit of Tillie Olsen has inspired these two artists in their own creative journeys to reveal the essence of the arc of a life in this live performance.    

February 2015

  • Sunday, February 1, 4:00 PM

    Online in advance $22 general, $20 seniors, $11 kids/teens.  $20 donation at the door.

    This is a sliding scale event - no one turned away.  A benefit for KWMR and the Dance Palace.

     

    One Afternoon Only! The world famous Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC) is coming to West Marin for a community concert rooted in the soul of singing. There’s nothing better than coming together, joining voices and forces to blow out those mid-winter blues! Fresh coffee and donuts will be in good supply.

    This is a fundraising community event for KWMR and the Dance Palace. Requested donation at the door is $20. You are invited to wear your own “choir robe”, including anything remotely resembling a choir robe. A limited supply of robes will be available for rent and if you have an extra robe, bring it along to share! Don’t worry, no one will be turned away for lack of funds or lack of robe.

     

  • Tuesday, February 3, 9:00 AM

    Special performance for West Marin Schools

    With a lifelong love of story, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been immersed in these art forms for over 20 years.  He summons all of his God-given talents and masterfully fuses them together -  spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience. Kirk has told at festivals, schools, libraries, churches and special events in the San Francisco Bay Area and across our nation

  • Friday, February 6, 7:00 PM

    $15 at the door, proceeds will benefit the Dance Palace in collaboration with the Inverness Garden Club

    “At 4 grams, these tiny birds are amazing for their intelligence, endurance and athleticism. I am so lucky to be spending my time getting to know them.”— Dr Lisa Tell, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Hummingbird Health and Genetics Program*
    Join us, meet Lisa Tell, and learn about the hummingbird initiative at UC Davis. Enjoy her stories, her stunning hummingbird images and the details of her banding work with them. AND THEN THERE’S THE DESSERT! (That’s right, you’re invited to graze a table of beautiful, sweet homemade desserts.) * Dr. Lisa Tell, Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian) and American College of Zoological Medicine School of Veterinary Medicine Hummingbird Health Program. This fundraiser for the Dance Palace is co-sponsored by the Inverness Garden Club and the Audubon Canyon Ranch
    Friday, February 6, 7PM, $15 at the door

  • Saturday, February 14, 7:00 PM

    $25

    Join us for this long standing community tradition, bringing fine musicians to roost in West Marin for an evening of old-fashioned entertainment!

    With Radiograms, Desserts and Beverages

    At the Dance Palace Community Center: 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station.

    Get your tickets at KWMR.

  • Sunday, February 15, 10:00 AM

    By Donations that are Generous, Affordable and Personally Significant. 

    Remember, if you bring someone new, your financial responsibility is reduced; so bring a friend. 

    Kate Munger invites you to join her for a monthly Community Sing, one where we create and witness "Kindness Made Audible."
    Monthly 2 hour community sings for health, wholeness and joy at the Dance Palace.
    Sunday mornings from 10 - noon, February 15, March 15, April 19

  • Saturday, February 21, 10:00 AM

    Free

    Free income tax assistance for low-income West Marin residents; coordinated by AARP Tax-Aide, Dance Palace, and West Marin Community Resource Center.
    Saturday, February 21, 2014
    Please call 663-8361 for appointments.
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Saturday, February 28, 8:00 PM

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

    San Francisco’s Blame Sally comes to West Marin for an evening of passionate, potent folk-pop songs new and old, with a spotlight on tunes from their fifth CD, Speeding Ticket and a Valentine. Emotionally charged, highly melodic, and irresistibly compelling, the powerhouse quartet—individually, Pam Delgado, Renee Harcourt, Jeri Jones, and Monica Pasqual—makes music with a truly distinctive sound.

    All four women are exceptional songwriters, instrumentalists, and vocalists, and in performance they switch off lead vocals and trade instruments, creating music marked by funky, melodic rhythms, skilled instrumentation, and beautiful, intricate harmonies. Over the near-decade since they formed their band, Blame Sally has gained an ever-growing following that stretches far beyond their home turf, filling concert halls in Boston, Philadelphia, and across the pond in Europe. Come find out why!

  • Sunday, February 15, 10:00 AM

    By Donations that are Generous, Affordable and Personally Significant. 

    Remember, if you bring someone new, your financial responsibility is reduced; so bring a friend. 

    Kate Munger invites you to join her for a monthly Community Sing, one where we create and witness "Kindness Made Audible."
    Monthly 2 hour community sings for health, wholeness and joy at the Dance Palace.
    Sunday mornings from 10 - noon, February 15, March 15, April 19

  • Sunday, February 15, 10:00 AM

    By Donations that are Generous, Affordable and Personally Significant. 

    Remember, if you bring someone new, your financial responsibility is reduced; so bring a friend. 

    Kate Munger invites you to join her for a monthly Community Sing, one where we create and witness "Kindness Made Audible."
    Monthly 2 hour community sings for health, wholeness and joy at the Dance Palace.
    Sunday mornings from 10 - noon, February 15, March 15, April 19

March 2015

  • Friday, March 6, 7:30 PM

    $25 in advance, $28 at the door

     

    Grammy® Award winning and Juno-nominated artist John Reischman is “one of the world's undisputed masters of the mandolin” according to Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. Capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time, bluegrass, and compelling original tunes, Reischman is renowned for his impeccable tone and taste. In the late 1970’s, he helped define the New Acoustic movement as an original member of the Tony Rice Unit, recording several influential albums on Rounder Records.

    Reischman and his Vancouver-based band have released 5 critically-acclaimed albums, and Billboard says, “John Reischman and The Jaybirds are in their prime.” Dirty Linen magazine says “gorgeous three part harmonies” And SingOut! Magazine says “seamlessly excellent . . . with a rare ability to produce music that is simultaneously traditional and contemporary, the Jaybirds are a band that continues to hit on all cylinders.”

  • Saturday, March 7, 7:30 PM

    $10

    Point Reyes Books presents States of Grace, A Journey of Loss, Resilience, and Renewal. The poignant documentary chronicles the journey of revered physician Dr. Grace Dammann and her family following her survival of a head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge. Dr. Dammann founded one of the first HIV/AIDS clinics for poor people in San Francisco and was honored by the Dalai Lama with an Unsung Heroes of Compassion award in 2005. Filmmakers Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman will be present to answer questions.

    Details and tickets at ptreyesbooks.com through Point Reyes Books, www.ptreyesbooks.com

  • Sunday, March 15, 4:00 PM

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

    Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal chords, Tin Hat makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century.
    Since its beginning in 1997, each of Tin Hat’s six recordings has been regarded by listeners and fellow musicians as a benchmark in the ongoing exploration of vibrant new pathways in acoustic music. Concurrently, their captivating live performances throughout the United States and Europe have surprised and delighted audiences with well-honed compositions and the joy of spontaneous musical discovery. Hailed for “interweaving Old World Europe with post-modern America, south-of-the-border sensuality with concert-hall propriety, and odd-metered syncopation with deeply soulful grooves” (The New York Press), the ensemble has created an original American ethnic music of its own device. As the New York Times notes, “it’s solid, appealing and fresh.”