BEST BET La grande boucle, Marin style Who needs the Champs Élysées when you’ve got beer at Pizza Orgasmica as the final stage of your bike race? The TOUR DE MARIN takes place this Sunday, July 24, and is a 40-mile ride through some of the most scenic areas of Marin. Beginning and ending at Whole Foods in San Rafael, cyclists will head north along the new Lincoln Avenue Pathway, through Lucas Valley and on to Nicasio, where an “energizer station” awaits tired legs at the Nicasio Valley Cheese Company. From there it’s on through redwoods, horse stables and the Ross Valley—and then back through the new Cal Park Tunnel and on to San Rafael, where riders will celebrate the final stage of the Tour de France on the big screen at Pizza Orgasmica. Sponsored by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Whole Foods Market. All ride levels welcome. Registration is $40 with all proceeds going to MCBC’s efforts to open the Alto Tunnel to bicycles, which will complete Marin’s North/South Bicycle Greenway. Visit http://tourdemarin.eventbrite.com. —Jason Walsh
struggle and gunplay. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat; 3 p.m. Sun. 8pm. $20-24. Novato Theater Company Playhouse, 484 Ignacio Blvd., Novato. 883-4498. www.novatotheatercompany.org Through 08/14:‘Macbeth’ Presented by the Marin Shakespeare Company. Performances at 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; 4 p.m. Sun. See complete schedule including pay what you will, repertory performances and special events at website. $20-35. Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University, 1475 Grand Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org Through 08/14:‘Table Manners’ Ross Valley Players presents part of the comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests” which follows a dysfunctional family around a house over a weekend. By playwright Alan Ackbourn. 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat.; 2 pm Sun. $15-25. Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 456-9555. www.rossvalleyplayers.com
Comedy 07/22: Young Guns of Comedy Hosted by Sam Davidoff. With David Studebaker and Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh. 8pm. $15. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org
Art Fridays: DJ Jason Mitchell Late night DJ music and dancing. 10pm-1am. Free. Ghiringhelli’s Novato, 1535 S. Novato Blvd., Novato. 713-6346. www.ghiringhellisnovato.com
Concerts 07/23: Antonio Iturrioz Piano. Works by Chopin, Schumann, Godowsky, Scriabin, Liszt, Sepos, Gottschalk and Weyland. 2:30-3:30pm. $10. First Congregational Church, 8 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael.
Theater/Auditions 07/22-24:‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Presented by the Stage Academy Marin’s Teen Theater Program. Set in 1930s Hollywood —a perfect backdrop for Shakespeare’s classic romance. 7:30 July 22-23; 2 pm July 24. $12. Caldwell Theater, Tam High School, 700 Miller Ave., Mil Valley. 444-6207. www.stageacademymarin.com
07/23:‘Murder Me Always’ Murder mystery dinner theater. Every Saturday through August 27. 6:30-8:30pm. $44-68. San Rafael Joe’s, 931 Fourth St., San Rafael. 306-1202. www.marinmurdermysteries.com 07/28-31:‘A Chorus Line’ Performed by young people from Marin County. Directed and choreographed by Marilyn Izdebski. Judy Wiesen, musical direction. 7:30-9:30pm. $12. Doherty Dr., Larkspur. 453-0199. www.marilynizdebskiproductions.com 07/28-31:‘Urinetown: The Musical’ 142 Throckmorton Theatre’s youth program Marin Youth Performers 7:30pm July 28-29; 2pm July 30-31. $14-30. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org THrough 07/24:‘Hairspray’ The Stapleton Theatre Company presents the hit Broadway musical, 7:30pm July 22-23; 1pm July 23-24. $20. Little Theater, Drake High School, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. 454-5759. www.stapletonschool.org Through 07/31:‘The Petrified Forest’ Robert E. Sherwood’s classic drama tells a poignant social tale of longing, disillusionment, class
07/23: English Beat With the Fixx. 8 p.m. $40-50. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. www. uptowntheatrenapa.com
07/23: AWD Studio Clearance Sale Art Yard Sale with unique and affordable works of art, art supplies, art materials, art books and more. Bargain prices. 10am-5pm. Art Works Downtown, back patio, 1337 Fourth St , San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org Through 04/01/2012: Gordon Cook Paintings, works on paper and sculpture. Depictions of the S.F. Bay, water tanks and domestic icons with a whimsical. Free. George Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St. 2nd Floor, San Francisco. 397-9748. www.georgekrevskygallery.com/ Through 07/28:‘Pressing Matters II’ Printmakers group exhibition. 10am-5pm. Free. San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 488-8888. www.sgvcc.org Through 07/31:‘Viewpoints’ Susan Schneider, new works. Free. 142 Throckmorton Theatre , Mill Valley. 383-9600 . www.142throckmortontheatre.org
Through 07/31: June/July Exhibitions Wolfgang Bloch & Lawrence La Bianca, Stephen Galloway, Michael Porter, new works. 1-5pm. Free. Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Bolinas. 8680330. www.bolinasmuseum.org Through 08/05:‘Clay and Beyond’ Celebrates the use of 3-dimensional media as art. Works by Lauren Ari, Carol Fregoso, Gregg Jabbs, Tebby George and Margaret Moster. 10am-5pm. Free. Art Works Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael. 451-8119. www.artworksdowntown.org
Through 08/05:‘Inadvertent Interlude’ Jason Sheldrick, new works influenced by spaces, either defined by something concrete like architectural elements, or something less tangible like fog. Free. Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown, 1337 4th St., San Rafael. 250-8201. www.artworksdowntown.org/
Through 08/06: Marin Society of Artists ‘Open Fine Arts Show’ Juried group exhibition. 11am-4pm. Free. Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. 454-9561. www.marinsocietyofartists.org
Through 08/07: Gallery Route One Annual Artist Show “Outside the Lines.” Explores the Dennis Wilson and James Taylor are no match for Warren Oates, left, in the legendary ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ screening July 24 at the Rafael.
duty of the artist to go beyond the norm in seeking creative artistic solutions. Open daily, 11am to 5pm. Closed Tues. Free. Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Pt. Reyes Station. 663-1347.
Through 08/10:‘Proof is in the Puddin’: But Where’s the Puddin’?’ DoOlittle, Ted Babcock and Toddo T, recent works. Doomfield and Ananta Fiddle-Hooper, audio installation. Free. Backyard Boogie, 1609 Fourth St., San Rafael. 256-9483. www.boogiemarin.com Through 08/14:‘Equilibrium’ Summer group exhibition. Free. Marin Museum of Contemporary , 500 Palm Dr., Novato. 506-0137. www.marinmoca.org
Through 08/19: Recovery in Action Summer Art Show 2011 Group exhibition. 5-9pm. Free. Marin Fencing Academy, 827 Fourth St., San Rafael. 457-4554. Through 08/20:‘RE: Value’ Plexus Art Group mixed media exhibition on the many interpretations of the theme of “value”. To further explore the topic, approximately 1/3 of the artwork will be available for barter. Free. Falkirk Cultural Center, 148 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3328. www.falkirkculturalcenter.org
Through 08/27:‘Tondos and Circular Images’ Claudia Chapline, paintings. 10am-4pm. Community Congregational Church, 145 Rockhill Dr., Tiburon. 868-2308. www.cchapline.com
Through 08/30:‘Black Power-Flower Power’ Rare and historically significant exhibition of photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones documenting the Black Power and Flower Power movements of the late 1960s. 9-5pm. Free. Marin Community Foundation , 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. 666-2442. www.marincf.org Through 08/31: Art in the Gallery George Draper, photographs. Noon. Free. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 927-0960. www.bookpassage.com Through 10/15:‘Washed Ashore’ A temporary exhibition at The Marine Mammal Center which features fifteen artworks made of plastic trash by Angela Haseltine Pozzi. Free, docent led tours available for a modest fee. Marine Mammal Center, 2000 Bunker Road, Marin Headlands, Sausalito. 289-7325. www.marinemammalcenterart.org
Talks/Lectures 07/22:‘Get LinkedIn to Sales’ Learn to apply classic lead generation techniques to LinkedIn and start getting perso nal referrals to your ideal clients. 7:30-10am. $20-40. McInnis Park Golf Center Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 944-7459. www.BACNetwork.com
07/23: West End San Rafael Walking Tour Marin History Museum announces a specialty tour of the Forbes Addition/West End neighborhood of San Rafael. Reservations are strongly suggested, and may be made via email or phone. 10am-noon. $5-10; under 12 free. Marin History Museum’s Boyd Gate House, 1125 B St., San Rafael. 382-0770 ext. 7. www.marinhistory.org
07/24: Twelve Centuries of Russian Jewry 1,200 years of Jewish life in Russia recalled, with Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew songs and personal remembrances. Light refreshments served. 3-5pm. $10 . Private residence, address provided with reservation, Tiburon. (510) 428-1492. www.kolhadash.org 07/25: Gaza Flotilla Report Back Marin activist Regina Carey reports back from “Gaza Flotilla Two —Stay Human” and Israeli activist Dalit Baum talks bout “Who Profits from the Occupation.” 6:30-9:30pm. Free. San Rafael First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael. 505-8012. www.mpjc.org 07/27: Tam Valley Speaker Series Laura Ackley discusses “New Technologies at the PanamaPacific International Exposition.” The historian discusses a variety of new technologies at the 1915 exposition in San Francisco. 7pm. Free. Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley. 388-6393. www.tcsd.us JULY 22 - JUNE 28, 2011 PACIFIC SUN 29
Section 1 of the July 22, 2011 edition of the Pacific Sun Weekly