Upcoming Events

August 2016

  • Wednesday, August 3, 7:00 PM

    FREE

    Marine bioacoustician Michael Stocker will be on hand to answer questions about elaborate on one of the more pressing ocean conservation challenges of our time.

    Ocean Conservation Research is a scientific research and policy development organization focused on the impacts of human-generated noise on marine line.  OCR Founder and author Michael Stocker has been engaged in noise pollution issues since 1992.

    FREE admission

    www.ocr.org

  • Thursday, August 4, 1:30 PM

    This presentation will be in conjuction with Legal Aid of Marin and Bank of Marin.  The presenters will focus on seniors, fraud issues and how to avoid scams.

    More details coming.

  • Thursday, August 4, 4:00 PM

    Long-time Inverness resident Kris Brown loves painting in nature. Her previous work using pastels has led to her current work in oils.  She will be the featured artist in the Lobby Gallery starting August 1.

    Lobby reception on August 4, 2016, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

  • Saturday, August 6, 8:00 PM

    $35 in advance, $40 at the door

    George Winston returns with “The Summer Show,” a solo piano concert. The evening will include melodic spring and summer songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces, music inspired by the New Orleans and stride piano traditions, and songs from his upcoming albums. Since 1972, Winston has released thirteen solo piano albums. His latest releases are “Love Will Come—The Music Of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2 (2010),” and “Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2—A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit (2012).”

    Please join George in support of our local food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. Collection baskets will be at the entrance.

    Saturday, August 6, 8:00pm

    Tickets $35 in advance / $40 at the door

  • Thursday, August 11, 7:00 PM

    Free

    The traveling show offers a unique opportunity for members to share their poetry with friends, family, and the general public. The reading will feature six local poets and offers a diverse and delightful evening of verse.  Scheduled are:  Gail Entrekin, Martin Roy Hickel, Marvin R. Hiemstra,
    Bill Noble, Susan Robinson, and Paul Watsky.

May 2016

January 2016

September 2016

  • Monday, September 5, 9:00 AM

    The office is closed in observance of Labor Day!

  • Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 PM

    Join Anna O’Malley and James Stark in an exploration of human health within an ecological framework.  Weaving science and experience with interpersonal connection, Anna and James will present how to create an ecology that will enable you to be fully expressed in optimal health and vitality. We’ll envision what this might look like in our West Marin community.

  • Sunday, September 18, 2:00 PM

    $20, general admission

    Pianist Sarah Cahill and Violinist Kate Stenberg perform!  Their program includes:

    • Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, op. 100
    • Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat major, K. 454
    • Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
    • Cowell: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    • Ruth Crawford: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    • Alan Hovhaness: Khirgiz Suite, for Violin and Piano, Op.73, No.1

    $20, general admission

  • Sunday, September 25, 11:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 30, 1:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 27, 11:00 AM

    This Contact Dance Improvisation Jam invites participants to explore principles of Contact Improvisation in a beautiful space with welcoming dancers.  Jam hosted by Maica Folch, Cory VanGelder and Christine Renaudin. 

    Sunday, September 25:  11:00am-1:30pm (Main Hall)

    Sunday, October 30:  1:00pm-3:30pm (Church Space)

    Sunday, November 27:  11:00am-1:30pm (Main Hall)

    Sliding scale, $12 -20

October 2016

  • Saturday, October 1, 7:00 PM

    Evoke Modern Dance Company brings their full-length production of Forks & Pathways to the Bay Area!  Evoke's performance will tickle the senses while evoking emotion and thought into each viewer's experience.

    Join them on Saturday, October 1, at 7:00pm at the Dance Palace.  Tickets available online at brownpapertickets and at the door, $10.  Doors open at 6:30pm.

    Andrea Sullivan was born in Alameda, raised in Point Reyes Station, and took her first dance class in the Church Space of the Dance Palace.  She now resides in Reno, Nevada, where she founded Evoke Modern Dance Company.

  • Thursday, October 6, 12:00 PM
    • Friday, October 7, 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM

    The annual meeting of ther Western Bird Banding Association

    The WBBA was formed "to encourage and promote bird banding as a useful tool in the study of the biology and migration of western birds."

  • Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM

    The annual meeting of ther Western Bird Banding Association

    The WBBA was formed "to encourage and promote bird banding as a useful tool in the study of the biology and migration of western birds."

  • Sunday, October 9, 7:00 PM

    $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a hysterical one- man show designed to satisfy the appetite of both the casual and the professional political junkie by accessing the topical through the jugular. Durst, a descendant of Swift, Twain, Rogers and Carlin hits the hypocritical where its hurts the funniest. He specializes in Comedy For People Who Read or Know Someone Who Does. Winston Churchill called the American political process a circus wrapped inside a game show covered in poisonous weasel glitter. Well, he should have. And both sides of the partisan aisle can’t help but agree that the 2016 election season has already spawned one of the most fertile, febrile and fecund campaigns in history. For mocking, scoffing and taunting purposes. As a source for material it has been an embarrassment of riches. Lush like a tropical rain forest. A cornucopia of delights. Like slam-dunking from a step-ladder. It’s political Humor for Folks Who Don’t Like Politics.

  • Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM

    Dewey Livingston is the premier historian of West Marin and the author of Ranching on Point Reyes Peninsula. Your own experiences on the peninsula will be enriched by Dewey's slide show and fascinating stories tracing its history from Coast Miwok time to the contemporary organic beef and dairy ranches.

    Free, $5 suggested donation at the door

  • Saturday, October 29, 1:00 PM

    Details coming!

  • Sunday, October 30, 11:00 AM

    Details coming

November 2016

  • Friday, November 4, 6:00 PM

    Inviting all young West Marin teens to come on out and get your groove on with DJ Lue spinning tunes at the hottest tenn dance in West Marin.  For grades 6 - 8.

  • Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM

    Our community is coming together to learn the true nature of our local textile resource base…the quality, quantity, and land management practices will all be explored by an expert panel of our region’s farmers and ranchers. Exhibits of local fibers, yarns and textiles will also be on display. Contact by e-mail for more information: fibershed@gmail.com or visit http://www.fibershed.com

    It’s a brown bag lunch and a $40 ticket.

December 2016

  • Friday, December 2, 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 4, 9:00 AM
    Friday, December 2
    Saturday, December 3
    Sunday, December 4

    Free Admission

    Please join us at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and ring in the holiday season as we celebrate the 46th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair!

    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 handcrafted treasures —ceramics, chocolates, clothing, fiber arts, glasswork, herbs, metal & woodwork, 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!

    The Holiday Crafts Fair is sponsored by and benefits the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, a non-profit community center serving children, adults and seniors in western Marin County.

    The Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center is located at the corner of Fifth and B Streets in Point Reyes Station.
    For more information, call (415) 663-1075; email info@dancepalace.org or visit our website at www.dancepalace.org.

    MORE INFO COMING!

     

  • Friday, December 9, 7:30 PM
    • Saturday, December 10, 2:00 PM

    Details to come!

March 2017

April 2017

  • Saturday, April 1, 7:00 PM

    Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.  Selections will include Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky.  FREE admission.

May 2017

  • Sunday, May 21, 12:00 PM

    THE ALBANY JAZZ BIG BAND under the guidance of Musical Director and Conductor, Bob Levenson, presents a clear, swinging, and modern big band sound. This year’s performance at the Dance Palace will be the seventh annual dance concert and picnic. The band plays regularly at other community events—all around the East Bay. The musicians mostly hail from the Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito corridor. Repertoire consists of classic big band swing by the great bandleaders and arrangers; blues, bossa nova and latin, bebop and post bebop music of the 60’s and later.  The band plays great danceable music, and features fine local jazz vocalists and instrumental soloists.

June 2017

  • Sunday, June 11, 7:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

  • Sunday, June 18, 7:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

  • Sunday, June 25, 7:00 PM

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival returns to the Dance Palace for three Sunday performances:  June 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:00pm.

    The Music from Marin Summer Festival brings 14 FREE chamber music and chamber operas to communities throughout Marin and returns to the Dance Palace for the fourth year in a row.  Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers.

    FREE admission.

November 2017

  • Sunday, November 5, 7:00 PM

    The Marin Chamber Players perform the masters of the late 20th century classical music:  Stockhausen, Messaien, Kagel, HK Gruber and Judith Weir.

    Paul Smith, Music Director and pianist, continues his ongoing series devoted to chamber arrangements of piano concertos and symphonies by major composers performed by the Music from Marin Chamber Players.

    Sunday, November 5 at 7:00pm - FREE admission