Summer Guide Calendar: June-August 2019
Our comprehensive guide to everything going on in Marin and beyond this summer
CALENDAR KEY: ● throughout summer; ■ free; ♥ family-friendly. Please verify all dates with event organizers.
The 43rd annual Union Street Festival, between Gough and Steiner, June 1–2 (S.F.) ■ ♥
The 38th Annual Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting, 1–4 p.m. (Mill Valley),
Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, June 5–8 (Napa),
Thursday Marin Farmers Market, (San Rafael) ● ■ ♥
The Mountain Play presents Grease (sing-along), through June 16 (Mill Valley) ♥
Mountain Play celebrates its 106th season with Grease.
Set in the natural landscape of Mount Tamalpais, the Mountain Play continues its century-plus tradition of celebrating musical theater on Marin’s most famous peak. First produced for the stage in 1971, Grease remains a cultural keystone, an ode to the spirit of teenage love and an iconic look at the shifting role of women. Last seen on the mountain as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 2017, Sonoma native Chelsea Holifield returns to Mountain Play as Sandy in Grease. May 19–June 16, Cushing Memorial Amphitheater (Mill Valley). 415.383.1100.
What makes it fun for you?
My favorite part is the challenge aspect. There are not a lot of theaters that are so large and so open to the elements. Beauty and the Beast was my first time doing any kind of outdoor theater at that level and I enjoyed fighting off the mosquitoes and dealing with the heat.
In outdoor theater, there is always a plane going by or someone’s phone rings. How do you make that part of the performance on the mountain?
Not a lot fazes me. I’ve had a lot of experience with unruly audiences. I played Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco and people screamed the entire time. You get used to it. There is also an aspect of including people in what you are doing. There are little moments in time to make each performance your own.
Everybody knows Grease and has an opinion about it. How do you find your Sandy?
I am very excited to find out! Grease was one of my parents’ favorite movies. I grew up knowing all the lyrics and dancing along with Olivia Newton-John in the film version.
The 109th annual Dipsea Race, race starts 8:30 a.m. sharp (Mill Valley) ♥
Terrapin Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m. (San Rafael) ■
Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, through September 2 (S.F.)
Catch Wink at MTC, June 13–July 7 (Mill Valley)
The 65th annual North Beach Festival, June 15–16 (S.F.) ■ ♥
The Music of Grateful Dead Father’s Day celebration, Sweetwater Music Hall, 11:30 a.m. (Mill Valley),
Clusterfest at Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, through June 23 (S.F.)
Get ready for the third annual Comedy Central Clusterfest.
This year the lead act is Amy Poehler with her friends as well as a long list of comedic talent including John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Issa Rae and many more. The festival consists of three days of stand-up, music and the opportunity to become part of some of Comedy Central’s best shows.
There will be a Drunk History Pub, where you can sip spirits while you schmooze with historical figures featured in the show’s skits. Office fans rejoice: the Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch is relocating to San Francisco for the weekend — now’s the time to get that selfie at Michael “best boss ever” Scott’s desk. And look forward to performances from talented musicians such as the Bay Area’s Mustache Harbor, whose mission is to build a mustache army and create a soft rock explosion. June 21–23, Civic Center Plaza and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, June 21–23 (Sonoma)
Los Van Van plays the Stern Grove free concert series at 19th Ave and Sloat Blvd, 2 p.m. Sundays June 16–August 18 (S.F.)
David Gray performing at the Fox Theater (Oakland)
Daria Martin: Tonight the World at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, June 27– February 19 (S.F.) ● ♥
Native Expressions at Museum of the American Indian, through June 29 (Novato) ♥
Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano at Book Passage, 1 p.m. (Corte Madera) ■
Bill Kirchen performs at HopMonk Tavern (Novato)
Movies in Creek Park
Movies in Creek Park run every Saturday night from June 1 until October 26. Seating generally begins around 7 p.m., with pre-movie slideshow, announcements, trivia and nightly raffle.
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
Pet Night : bring your well-behaved pets to the movies.
Western Night: cowgirls, cowboys and pioneers welcome.
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
18TH ANNUAL BEATLES TRIBUTE
Live concert, tribute/cover band and community party (no film).
Fun, games and music at the Marin County Fair, July 3–7 (San Rafael), ♥
Happy Fourth of July.
High Sierra Music Festival, July 4–7 (Quincy) ♥
Fillmore Jazz Festival, July 6–7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (San Francisco) ■ ♥
April Dawn Alison at SFMOMA, July 6–December 1 (S.F.)
Brit Floyd World Tour 2019: 40 Years of the Wall at the Warfield (S.F.)
Early Rubens at the Legion of Honor, through August 5 (S.F.) ● ♥
The French Market Marin, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (San Rafael) ■
Mendocino Music Festival, July 13–27 (Mendocino) ♥
Festival Napa Valley, July 12– 21 (Napa)
Corte Madera farmers’ market (Corte Madera), ● ■ ♥
Wanderlust Festival, July 18–21 (Lake Tahoe)
Rüfüs Du Sol performing at the Greek Theatre, (Berkeley)
The Breastfest at Marin County Fairgrounds, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. (San Rafael)
Golden Gate Park car-free Sundays (San Francisco) ● ■ ♥
Tuesday Night Live at 142 Throckmorton, 8 p.m. (Mill Valley) ●
Tattoos in Japanese Prints at the Asian Art Museum, through August 18 (S.F.) ♥
TreasureFest market, ends July 28 (Treasure Island) ● ♥
Enjoy an afternoon of Music in the Vineyards, July 31–August 25 (Napa), ♥
CORTE MADERA FARMERS’ MARKET (CM Town Center)
Wednesday noon–5 p.m.
DOWNTOWN SAN RAFAEL FARMERS’ MARKET (San Rafael)
June–September, Thursday 6–9 p.m.
FAIRFAX FARMERS’ MARKET (Fairfax)
April–December, Wednesday 4–8 p.m.
MILL VALLEY FARMERS’ MARKET (Mill Valley)
Friday 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
May–September, Tuesday 4–8 p.m.
(Point Reyes Station) June–November, Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
(Ross) June–October, Tuesday noon– 7:30 p.m.
(San Rafael) Sunday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
May–December, Tuesday 3–7 p.m.
For a full list of locations, visit marinmagazine.com/markets.
Sonoma County Fair, ends Aug 11 (Sonoma) ♥
Lord Huron performing at the Greek Theatre, (Berkeley)
Open to the public day at Fort Miley Adventure Course, 1–4 p.m. (S.F.) ● ♥
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, for ages 21-plus, Thursdays 6–10 p.m. (S.F.) ●
Second Friday Art Walk, from 5–8 p.m. (San Rafael) ■
Outside Lands Music Festival, August 9–11 (S.F.) ♥
Swim, boat, kayak or SUP at the Baykeeper Bay Parade (S.F.) ♥
Art for Life: Ed Hardy and the Tattoo Renaissance at the de Young, through October 6 (S.F.) ● ♥
Young the Giant performs at the Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
Broadway Under the Stars at Jack London State Park, through September 8 (Glen Ellen)
The Isley Brothers wrap up the Stern Grove free concert series at 19th Ave and Sloat Blvd, 2 p.m. (S.F.), sterngrove.org ● ■ ♥
The Wood Brothers perform at Terrapin Crossroads, August 21–22 (San Rafael)
Tanabe Chikuunsai IV: Connection at the Asian Art Museum, ends August 25 (S.F.)
Check Out After Dark at Exploratorium (S.F.) ●
Blues, Brews and BBQ, noon–6 p.m. (Napa) ■
Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center tours, every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. (San Rafael) ●
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Friday concert series, 6:30–8:30 p.m., through August 30 (Santa Cruz) ● ■ ♥
Bryan Ferry is performing at the Fox Theater (Oakland)
For the Love of Food
Marin is an exceptional place to expand your gastronomic horizons. Here are several food truck gatherings and food tours throughout the county.
BON AIR CENTER FOOD TRUCKS (Greenbrae)
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
OFF THE GRID FOOD TRUCKS AT MARIN COUNTRY MART (Larkspur)
WEST MARIN FOOD AND FARM CHEESE LOVERS TOUR (Point Reyes Station)
Wednesdays through Sundays
WEST MARIN FOOD AND FARM OYSTER LOVERS TOUR (Marshall)
Select Mondays, Fridays