Upcoming Events

April 2015

  • Saturday, April 18, 7:00 PM

    Conspiracy of Venus is a 30-woman vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, CA that explores the creative frontiers of music under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride. We interpret Joyce’s daring and inventive arrangements of beloved songs, ranging from popular classics (Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi and David Bowie’s Life On Mars) to edgy contemporary pieces (Bjork’s Possibly Maybe), as well as original compositions by Joyce (including a poem by Bertolt Brecht set to music) with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. Drawing inspiration from medieval music, jazz, funk, and new music, Conspiracy of Venus takes vocal music into territories not often explored by more traditional choirs or college-style a cappella groups (though we are inspired by them too!).

  • Sunday, April 19, 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 1, April 19

  • Sunday, April 19, 10:00 AM

    The recycle circus is coming to town! Accepted items are books, sports equipment, clothes, kitchen and garden items, toys, building supplies and household items in useable condition, e-waste and large metal appliances. No toxins, car tires, stuffed furniture, or mattresses. Please bring your stuff between 10 AM to 2 PM only. The Recycle Circus is brought you free by the volunteer efforts of Waste Free Now. To volunteer contact Madeline at 415-663-9087.

  • Sunday, April 19, 4:00 PM

    general $22, seniors $20, teens/kids $11

    A pianist as well as a conductor, Wachs’ performance with the Minnesota Orchestra “proved a revelation, delivering a technically impeccable, emotionally powerful performance of two Mozart piano concertos and a pair of solo works,” raved the St. Paul Pioneer Press. With the encouragement of Zubin Mehta, Wachs began his studies with the late Enrique Barenboim in Tel Aviv before pursuing studies at the Zürich Academy and graduating from The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. He has also participated at such festivals at Aspen, Tanglewood and Verbier. Wachs has also been entrusted with preparing orchestras for Valery Gergiev to Vladimir Spivakov, and has served as Assistant Conductor to Osmo Vänskä at the Minnesota Orchestra and at the National Orchestra of France under Kurt Masur. Additionally, he has served as cover conductor for the Houston Symphony and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

     

  • Monday, April 20, 3:30 PM

    March 30 - May 11 / 7 weeks $105

    KMT provides the opportunity for children to explore the skills of acting, improvisation, singing, and dance through musical theater. Teamwork is emphasized as we work together towards performing a full-scale musical in May.(Ages 6 - 12) Instructor: Melissa Claire. Contact the Dance Palace to register at 415-663-1075 or e-mail info@dancepalace.org.
    Session 2: March 30 - May 11 / 8 weeks $105)

  • Friday, April 24, 6:30 AM
    • Sunday, April 26, 6:30 AM
    • Saturday, April 25, 4:00 PM

    Festival highlights include a Friday evening presentation by Allen Fish, director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, featuring his never-before-seen series of highlights from GGRO's history and memorable stories about the unpredictable nexus where people meet raptors.  Saturday evening festivities include a happy hour for festival participants, silent auction and banquet dinner provided by Delicious Dish with keynote presentation by Steve Howell,  SHIFT HAPPENS: Rare (Vagrant) Birds in North America – Why, Where, and Whence?

    For further information go to http://www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org/site/

  • Point Reyes Birding Festival -  EAC Banquet & Keynote Program
    Please go to www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org for more information on this event.

    Saturday, April 25, 4:00 PM

    $40 Banquet & Keynote
    Please go to www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org for more information on this event.

    Festival highlights include a Friday evening presentation by Allen Fish, director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, featuring his never-before-seen series of highlights from GGRO's history and memorable stories about the unpredictable nexus where people meet raptors.  Saturday evening festivities include a happy hour for festival participants, silent auction and banquet dinner provided by Delicious Dish with keynote presentation by Steve Howell,  SHIFT HAPPENS: Rare (Vagrant) Birds in North America – Why, Where, and Whence?
    Please go to www.pointreyesbirdingfestival.org for more information on this event.
     

  • Sunday, April 26, 3:00 PM

    Donations accepted.

    Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half were women.

    MAESTRA explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process.

  • A Story of Friendship, Survival and the Beauty of Flight

    Sunday, April 26, 7:00 PM

    $10 at the door

    In this intimate portrait of an iconic seabird species, filmmaker Judy Irving  follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges.

    The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Pelican Dreams stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and “Morro” (a backyard pelican with an injured wing), as well as the wildlife professionals who care for them.

    Pelican Dreams (Rated G, 80 min.)

  • Monday, April 20, 3:30 PM

    March 30 - May 11 / 7 weeks $105

    KMT provides the opportunity for children to explore the skills of acting, improvisation, singing, and dance through musical theater. Teamwork is emphasized as we work together towards performing a full-scale musical in May.(Ages 6 - 12) Instructor: Melissa Claire. Contact the Dance Palace to register at 415-663-1075 or e-mail info@dancepalace.org.
    Session 2: March 30 - May 11 / 8 weeks $105)

  • Monday, April 20, 3:30 PM

    March 30 - May 11 / 7 weeks $105

    KMT provides the opportunity for children to explore the skills of acting, improvisation, singing, and dance through musical theater. Teamwork is emphasized as we work together towards performing a full-scale musical in May.(Ages 6 - 12) Instructor: Melissa Claire. Contact the Dance Palace to register at 415-663-1075 or e-mail info@dancepalace.org.
    Session 2: March 30 - May 11 / 8 weeks $105)

  • Monday, April 20, 3:30 PM

    March 30 - May 11 / 7 weeks $105

    KMT provides the opportunity for children to explore the skills of acting, improvisation, singing, and dance through musical theater. Teamwork is emphasized as we work together towards performing a full-scale musical in May.(Ages 6 - 12) Instructor: Melissa Claire. Contact the Dance Palace to register at 415-663-1075 or e-mail info@dancepalace.org.
    Session 2: March 30 - May 11 / 8 weeks $105)

May 2015

  • Suggested by the Henry James novel “Washington Square”

    Friday, May 1, 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, May 3, 4:00 PM

    $20 at brownpaper tickets.com or at the door.

    “Short and perfectly constructed, it builds to a quietly harrowing climax that anticipates the genteel, ironic-twist revenge tales of W. Somerset Maugham.” Henry James’s story of a woman who loses her heart and finds her dignity was transformed by the Goetzes into an enduring war horse for the stage.” It has been revived on the Broadway stage four times, at the Dance Palace "The Heiress" makes its West Marin premiere.

    Directed by Chloe Bronzan*

    Featuring Sharron Drake*, Kenneth Rowland, Maureen O’Donoghue, Michael Kern Cassidy*, Jessica Powell*, Rich Egan, Eileen Puppo, Adrenne Pfeiffer, and Chloe Bronzan*.

    * Member, Actors' Equity Assocation

    This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Members' Project Code.

  • Suggested by the Henry James novel “Washington Square”

    Friday, May 1, 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, May 3, 4:00 PM

    $20 at brownpaper tickets.com or at the door.

    “Short and perfectly constructed, it builds to a quietly harrowing climax that anticipates the genteel, ironic-twist revenge tales of W. Somerset Maugham.” Henry James’s story of a woman who loses her heart and finds her dignity was transformed by the Goetzes into an enduring war horse for the stage.” It has been revived on the Broadway stage four times, at the Dance Palace "The Heiress" makes its West Marin premiere.

    Directed by Chloe Bronzan*

    Featuring Sharron Drake*, Kenneth Rowland, Maureen O’Donoghue, Michael Kern Cassidy*, Jessica Powell*, Rich Egan, Eileen Puppo, Adrenne Pfeiffer, and Chloe Bronzan*.

    * Member, Actors' Equity Assocation

    This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Members' Project Code.

  • Friday, May 8, 7:30 PM
    • Saturday, May 9, 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, May 10, 2:00 PM

    Tickets $10 general, $ 7 seniors, $5 kids at the door.

    The Dance Palace Kids Musical Theater program presents their own take on the magical story of "Alice in Wonderland", with multiple Alices, rolling hedgehogs, puppets, and audience participation. We've paired the script with original music by composer Peter Penhallow to create a fantastical tale great for kids of all ages.

    Friday & Saturday, May 8 & 9, 7:30 PM;

    Sunday, May 10, 2 PM / $10 general, $ 7 seniors, $5 kids

     

  • Friday, May 15, 7:00 PM

    $10 to $20 donation at the door

    Fresh Locally Sourced Free Range Music from the field of many talented artists within our midst.

    Come enjoy the remarkable and varied musical talents of West Marin’s finest, as they fill the intimate Church space once a month for a relaxed and pleasant evening of music and dancing.  Shows arranged thematically including: “singer songwriter night’, the new Blues, ‘cutting edge night” and more.  Come and enjoy high quality music, a cheap ticket price and a great local feel for all!  Beverages available for purchase.

    May 15th Brian Laidlaw & Danny Vitali Album/Poetry Book Release Party including poetry readings with Robert Hass and more.

     

  • Reviving, connecting and creating community!

    Sunday, May 24, 10:00 AM

    Free admission.

    Join us for this auction extravaganza with live music, ice cream & BBQ.

     Over 100 auction items including -- vacations, a private flight over West Marin, art work, garden sculptures, dining experiences and lots more!

     Admission is free

     Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company

    Section closings begin at 4 PM.

June 2015

  • Saturday, June 20, 5:30 PM

    $10 donation requested.

    The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin’s 45th annual potluck dinner, general meeting, wine tasting, and gab fest has become a renowned summer celebration for West Marin’s principal grassroots environmental organization.

    Join Congressman Jared Huffman and State Senator Mike McGuire to learn about environmental issues in California and beyond.

    Please bring a dish to share. Happy Hour begins at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM.

    Reservations required: 415-663-9312 or admin@eacmarin.org

August 2015

  • Saturday, August 15, 9:00 AM

    A day dedicated to sprucing up the Dance Palace.  Projects for all skill levels and ages. The Dance Palace Community Center could not run without our amazing team of volunteers and friends and it would never look so nice without everyone pitching in once a year.