DIESEL welcomes Gene Lueng Yang to discuss & sign his new children's series book, Secret Coders
Thursday, October 15 at 5 pm
Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what!
From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!
Gene Luen Yang has written and drawn many comics, including the hit Avatar: The Last Airbenderseries. American Born Chinese was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won the LA Times Book Prize for Boxers & Saints. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Michael LaMacchia Trio
The Michael LaMacchia Trio features Michael LaMacchia on guitar, Jim Bove on drums, and Edo Castro on bass. Their music is contemporary jazz but acknowledges what came before in this tradition. You’ll hear compositions from the Beatles, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, James Taylor as well as originals and some namesake traditional artists from the jazz genre. There’s no shortage of improvisation and these explorations are bound to leave you amazed. Perhaps the strongest suit of this trio is their ability to let go, stretch-out musical boundaries and not worry about where it is going. It’s the edge they seek. What is unique to their approach is that they leave breadcrumbs of subtle sonic hints to keep the listener engaged; fragments of the melody can be heard, melodies from other songs drift in and out. At times they just drop what they’re doing and do a complete 180-degree musical about face and forge a new composition. Bridging musical worlds together, the Michael LaMacchia Trio creates a sound that is personal and unique, drawing from experiences of jazz, Brazilian, African, Latin, classical and pop.
Every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm, Rain or Shine
Come enjoy Off the Grid’s delicious mobile gourmet food market on Sundays. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music, and take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam.