Upcoming Events

October 2014

  • Tuesday, October 21, 10:00 AM

    Special performance for West Marin Schools

    Schools Performance: Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Carlos Moreno

  • Thursday, October 23, 8:30 AM

    Marin County Poll Workers Training

    Contact Colleen Ksanda for more details (415) 473-6439 or cksanda@marincounty.org

  • Thursday, October 23, 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 23, 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, October 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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, 2:00 PM

     
     

    For the Yes of It

    Welcome to the world of She Who Thrills in the Ordinary.  These are photographs of who, what and where has stopped me in my tracks, lured me forward, downward, upward, outward and inward toward what I had thought I already knew, but was humbled to find that I had not even been close to knowing. This collection has been years in the making and you will be the first ones to see it.  Dive in! I invite you to rejoice in the unexpected beauty and captivating strangeness of the apparently mundane corners and niches of Life.  

    For a sneak peek, check out: http://the-big-yes.tumblr.com/

    Celebrate the opening with me on one of the most powerful days of the year to celebrate life - Dia de los Muertos - Saturday, November 1st 2-5pm.  Dress up and stick around for our annual community ceremony.

    contact Eden at: etrenor@gmail.com

  • Saturday, November 1, 5:45 PM

    Free / Sliding scale donations welcome

    5:45 PM Meet at Gallery Route One for the procession to the Dance Palace

    6:00 PM  Festivities include Aztec Dancers, dinner and craft making.

    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.

  • Sunday, November 2, 7:30 PM

    Sliding Scale Admission (+ $16)

    An evening of alchemy in the season of dreams and long nights.

    What are the energies of dream and imagination that rise when seasons in the north shift from early to late autumn? The powerful Dia de los Muertos and the pagan cross-quarter day Samhain (SAH-wen) coincide near November 1st. We begin our journey into the dark time of year. The membrane between the ordinary and mystery is permeable. Magic is in the air.

    Performance artists Rosemary Hannon (dance theater, movement art), Julie Oak (many forms of improvisation), and Claire Peaslee (Action Theater improvisation of presence) join to present an alchemical evening in The Dance Palace church space. Relics from the lobby altar, created for Dia de los Muertos by Ernesto Sanchez and the community, will be on loan for "Skeletal Remains."

  • Friday, November 7, 7:30 PM

    $10 at the door

    Ethan Kenning, a Point Reyes singer/songwriter and guitarist will perform following an opening set of classical guitar music by Zachary Siefert-Ponce.

    Ethan has been working as an independent producer, writer, and occasional performer. He has produced and/or recorded Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Brownie McGee, and Rhiannon. His latest effort is " REFLECTIONS", a CD of eleven original songs, released in 2011.

    Go to www.ethankenning.com to learn more about Ethan Kenning's history and impressive musical career.

  • Saturday, November 8, 8:00 PM

    $26 general, $24 senior, $14 kids and teen
    $1.50 per person ticketing fee on all online and credit card purchases.

    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.

  • Sunday, November 9, 7:00 PM

    Free admission!

    Contemporary Opera Marin’s fall offering is a presentation of Devilish Delights, eight micro and mini operas appropriate for Halloween and Día de los Muertos, including Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s Three Choral Scenes, Stephen Oliver’s Cinderella, or the Vindication of Sloth, Jonathan Dove’s Greed and others. This 75-minute program is fully staged in English. Bring the whole family!

  • Saturday, November 15, 9:30 AM

    $40

    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.

  • Tuesday, November 18, 9:00 AM

    Special performance for West Marin Schools.

    Aloha Kakou!
    We are Hālau o Keikiali’i based in San Francicso. Since 1994, it has been our goal to educate the general public about the Hawaiian people, the traditional customs, values and protocols. Besides having regularly scheduled classes, we strive to help perpetuate the rich culture of the Hawaiian people through stage productions held for the general public throughout the year, including educational workshops, performances and other cultural events.
    For over 15 years, the goal of Halau o Keikiali`i has been to educate the general public about Hawai’i, its people, traditional customs, values, and protocols. We do this through our workshops, cultural events, and performances with the hālau.

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

    Free

    COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHTING & CAROLS SERVICE

February 2015

  • 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

March 2015