06/20/2014 - 8:00pm

General $22, Seniors $20, Kids/Teens $10

Bluegrass Music with a reunion of Jerry Garcia’s first two bandsDavid Nelson, Eric Thompson, and Jody Stecher have been playing music togethersince they were teenagers. The Black Mountain Boys (David, Eric, and Jerry Garcia)
played their first gig 51 years ago. The Asphalt Jungle Mountain Boys (Eric, Jody, and Jerry Garcia) got together 50 years ago. Fiddle wizard Paul Shelasky has been playing with these guys for “only” 37 years. During the past 10 years Paul
Knight and Jody have played hundreds of gigs together around the world. These five guys know how to be a bluegrass band. Come find out just how very well.


06/07/2014 - 8:00pm


Vivien Straus (writer & performer) grew up on her family’s dairy in Marshall, then ran away from the farm to become an actress. “E-i-E-i-Oy!” (or, as Vivien also calls it, “Jerseys, Jerks & Jews”) is an
“85% true autobiographical coming-ofage tale” about stumbling home with a Czech refugee who stays the night and then refuses to leave. Straus plays 15 different characters, including her
parents. The event benefits “Field Farm Studies”, a joint project of Marin Organic and MALT, two organizations that Ellen Straus (Vivien’s mother) helped create.
More details at: www.eieiOY.com

03/29/2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Opening February 25 through March 29  - Connie Mery

"When we think we finally have it all figured out, collage wakes us up -- by reminding us that we don't know what we're doing. It celebrates the surprise, the humor of throwing together unrelated cloth, bits of paper, patterns, detritus, jetsam.

These pieces started on a messy tabletop covered with odd scraps, some of which are shocked to find that ended up at the same party, reluctantly enjoying themselves.

An old woodcut or etching, sharing the same page with some roughly painted swirls,reflects the marriage of our carefully made plans with the nitty-gritty of how we end up actually getting ourselves from dawn to evening.

The materials here are acrylic and oil paints on various kinds of paper."

02/28/2016 - 2:00pm

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

Thomas Schultz has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition – particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt – and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time. Among his recent engagements are solo recitals in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, Ghent, Seoul, Taipei and Kyoto, and at the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Piano Spheres series in Los Angeles, Korea’s Tongyoung Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento and the April in  Santa Cruz Festival. He has also appeared as a soloist at the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco, and in chamber music performances with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Da Camera Society of Houston, Robert Craft’s 20th Century Classics Ensemble and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. In 2005 and 2010 he gave masterclasses on the piano music of the Second Viennese School at the Schoenberg Center in Vienna.

Thomas Schultz plays the singular piano music of Arnold Schoenberg and related works by Liszt and Brahms.


12/12/2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

$6 at the door.

Come on out to the Dance Palace and get your groove on at the best teen dance in West Marin for grades six to eight. Featuring DJ Lue a professional disc jockey, fantastic lighting and great sound.

To listen to DJ Luis' playlists go to djlue21.podmatic.com or www.mixcloud.com/luis-burgos

04/19/2014 - 8:00pm

$20 general, $18 seniors, $10 youth

“If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” proclaims the 1984 Billboard Hot Country Single #1 song. So who did supergroup Alabama call upon to fiddle the memorable chart topper and the entire “Roll On” album? Blaine Sprouse. Also a gifted mandolin and guitar player, Sprouse is at home in bluegrass, blues, swing, jazz, and folk. With his return to the stage, Blaine’s heart is answering the fiddler’s call. As he stated in a Frets Magazine profile, “Music is my life. I just love to play.”

02/14/2014 - 7:30pm

Free concert

FREE piano-duo concert

Bay area pianist (and KWMR Classical Wednesday host) Paul Smith is joined by British pianist (and frequent Marin County performer) Ronald Cavaye in a FREE concert of three works for two pianos by American composers with interludes by Petaluma soprano Eileen Morris singing love songs of Virgil Thomson and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

The program opens with turn of the century African American composer Nathaniel Dett’s exuberant Juba Dance. Frederic Rzewski’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues is a virtuoso tour de force based on an early twentieth century union song. The evening concludes with the lavish Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess by Percy Grainger.
In between the piano duo works, soprano Eileen Morris celebrates the Valentine’s Day weekend by performing Virgil Thomson’s song cycle Mostly About Love and Erich Korngold’s settings of four Shakespeare texts.

The program lasts approximately 70 minutes and is performed without intermission.
Friday, February 14 at 7:30 – Dance Palace, Pt. Reyes Station

Admission is FREE

Any donations support Contemporary Opera Marin and its upcoming premiere of Aurora, a community opera in one act, by Paul Smith, April 5,11,12,13.
For further information contact the College of Marin music department – 415 485 9460

02/07/2014 - 7:00pm

$15 includes program and dessert reception.  Tickets purchased at the door the evening of the presentation.

Go to www.hungryowl.org for more information or to www.invernessgardens.org.

01/10/2014 - 7:30pm

$10 at the door

Local Music Restoration Project

Here in West Marin, we like our music the way we like our produce: fresh and local!  Join in on the fun as Dance Palace presents the all fresh, all locally sourced Local Music Restoration Project!  

One magical Friday each month a brand new band, drawn from the incredibly rich talent pool of West Marin, fills the Church space for an intimate evening of sounds and celebration.  

The shows are all ages welcome, start at 7:30PM, are only $10 with the proceeds going directly to the artists!

Think of it as the local farmers market for the soul! Come on down, put your dancing shoes in your produce basket, and join the fun!

11/08/2013 - 7:30pm

$20 advance, $25 at the door

Buy tickets at timweed.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.


Tim Weed has established himself as a solo artist, band leader, and multi-instrumentalist known for infusing world class acoustic music with jazz, classical, and international influences. This concert is a celebration of his latest release, Soul House. It’s a collection of original, heartfelt vocal music representing a wide range of influences featuring Weed’s trademark tenor singing backed up by pristine harmony vocals. Weed will be bringing his band—a stellar group of virtuoso musicians— to Point Reyes for this special event. Band members include Debbie Daly, Mark Robertson-Tessi, Dana Rath, Blaine Sprouse, Tobias Roberson, Rob Paulus, and Myra Joy. Sponsored by KWMR West Marin Community Radio and Gallery Route One.


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