5 Best Things to do This Week: March 25–31
Hand-picked events and happenings you won't want to miss.
What is the edge of sight? Artist Vishal K. Dar explores this question with Edge of See: Twilight Engines, a suite of site-specific, virtual sculptures at three former military batteries in the Marin Headlands. The sculptures, or "engines," move through the environment when viewed through your iOS (Apple) mobile device and a special augmented reality (AR) app. Dar uses the AR technology to change our interaction with the environment around us, pushing our senses of vision, scale, motion, and time and unlocking a world of other realities. The site-specific installation in the Marin Headlands, called Twilight Engines, is part of Edge of See, a global project exploring how we relate to borders where ocean meets land. Edge of See connects the Marin Headlands to coastal edge sites worldwide, including locations in Sweden, Sri Lanka, Japan, and the Bering Strait. A commission of Headlands Center for the Arts, this project was first developed when Dar was an Artist in Residence here in 2017.
Maisie Dobbs, investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in The American Agent, a page-turning tale from bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear. Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers To Die but Once, In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, and Elegy for Eddie, as well as eight other bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. She is a frequent member of the Book Passage Mystery Conference Faculty.
Now in the 22nd year, the Sonoma International Film Festival will be taking place from March 27–31 in the heart of Northern California's Wine Country. It will feature more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, and short films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma's historic plaza. The festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers. This unique 5-day event offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, the beloved Robin Williams and Danny Glover have all walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its ambiance.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Kimbell Art Museum are proud to announce Monet: The Late Years, the first exhibition in more than 20 years dedicated to the final phase of Monet’s career. About 60 paintings, the exhibition will trace the evolution of Monet’s practice from 1913, when he embarked on a reinvention of his painting style that led to increasingly bold and abstract works, up to his death in 1926. Assembled from major public and private collections in Europe, the United States, and Asia, including the holdings of the Fine Arts Museums and the Kimbell, Monet: The Late Years will include more than 20 examples of Monet’s beloved water lily paintings. In addition, the exhibition will showcase many other extraordinary and unfamiliar works from the artist’s final years, several of which will be seen for the first time in the United States. This exhibition will redefine Monet — widely known as the greatest landscape painter of the Impressionists — as one of the most original artists of the modern age.
Bring the whole crew to Marin Country Mart for some folkish tunes and don't forget your dancing shoes. Enjoy a day of delights and down home music from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. In addition to tunes, those interested in some gourmet eats should stop by the Off the Grid food market from 10am to 3pm. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam.
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