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
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHTING & CAROLS SERVICE
Sunday, January 4, 4:00 PM
$15 adults, $10 seniors and students, kids free
An intensely rich interweaving of voices, cello and piano, Juliana and Lia Kohl illuminate the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke's Book of Hours. The Book of Hours, called by Rilke's biographer "one of the masterworks of modern German poetry" is presented as a single poem sequence divided into three parts.
A helpful and fun workshop in West MarinThursday, January 8, 1:00 PM
FEE: $100 - which includes a handout covering all the techniques, and a workshop bonus hour for participants who have more questions. Bring a friend, you will both get a 25% discount
This practical and entertaining 3-hour session covers planning, shooting, and editing. Specifically you will learn how to:
* Use simple techniques for composing pictures like a pro.
* Professional lighting techniques using available light.
* How to record professional quality sound.
* Practice three simple editing techniques that will elevate the quality of any video
* How to upload your videos to YouTube and Facebook.
Saturday, January 24, 8:00 PM
General $30, Seniors $28, Kids/Teens $15
Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist who has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan. In addition to acoustic and electric guitars, he is also regularly featured on the saxophone, clarinet, bouzouki, pedal steel, mandolin, vocals and has garnered recognition for contributing to numerous platinum-selling and GRAMMY-winning albums.
The John Jorgenson Quintet performs gypsy jazz, a style of music made famous by French guitarist Django Reinhardt. The current band members playing along with John Jorgenson are jazz violinist Jason Anick, rhythm guitarist Doug Martin, bassist Simon Planting, and percussionist Rick Reed.
Saturday, January 31, 2:00 PM
- Saturday, January 31, 8:00 PM
$15 General/Adults, $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.
Sunday, February 1, 4:00 PM
$22 general, $20 seniors, $11 kids/teens. Sliding scale- no one turned away. A benefit for KWMR and the Dance Palace.
The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir is a Bay Area institution known for its annual holiday concerts in Oakland, San Francisco, as well as the South Bay. It performs year-round at local events such as Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Choir members also donate their time to perform at prisons, homeless shelters and hospitals.
The choir has toured the country and appeared in New Orleans, Atlanta and Portland, Oregon. The group has also taken its music overseas with concerts in Israel and Australia, where it won the Gold Award from the International Music Festival in Sydney. Its audiences have included Nelson Mandela, South African Bishop Desmond Tutu and Mikhail Gorbachev.
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