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Saturday
MCM Farmers' Market
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


Special Event - Mindfulness for Kids with JusTme
11:00am

You're Invited to Marin Country Mart for a Complimentary Special Event:  Mindfulness for Kids with JusTme

Kids of all ages are welcome!

Through Mindfullness, students learn to understand and navigate their feelings, emotions, thoughts, and life experiences, which enables new, wiser responses that improve attention, learning, emotional regulation, empathy, and conflict resolution. Introducing these concepts creates a foundation of self-control and self-esteem at an early age, upon which children can build and make positive life choices. 

JusTme, Timothy Scott, Jr., is a mindfulness and hip hop instructor from Fairfield, CA.  He operates his own company, JusTmindfulness and, in addition, works with Breathe For Change. JusTme's style of tutelage, along with the creation and introduction of his "mindful hip hop," has helped bring mindfulness-based stress-reduction practices to thousands of  children and families. The joint efforts of JusTme and J.G. Larochette, founder of The Mindful Life Project, have been recognized across the nation, including a guest appearance on the Katie Couric Show in 2014, and an invitation to present at the Omega: Mindfulness in Education Conference in 2015. He is also the cover feature in Mindful magazine's October 2016 issue.

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Sunday
Special Event - 36th Annual Couples Relay
8:00am


Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

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.


Folkish Festival - Todos Santos
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Todos Santos

Todos Santos is Wendy Fitz, Gary Bauman, and Jack Pribble: an acoustic trio created in the small village in Baja California that inspired the name. The band's sound has been described as "Cantina Americana," a harmony-driven mixture of soaring vocals and fiery guitars, all textured with accordion. The music is roots to the core and includes not only originals but also many unique covers. 

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz - Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Guitarist and composer Lee Waterman's Latin jazz ensemble, Jazz Caliente, percolates with infectious Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Lee founded the band in 1989 as a vehicle for his original compositions and his unique arrangements of songs by the great jazz and Latin masters, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes.

Lee Waterman • Accoustic & Electric Guitars

Melecio Magdaluyo • Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, and Congas

Tommy Kesecker • Vibraphone and Crotales

Michael Wilcox • Electric Bass

Bill Belasco • Drums

Michaelle Goerlitz • Percussion

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October 2016
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Saturday
MCM Farmers' Market
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

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.


Folkish Festival -- The Alcatraz Islanders
12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Alcatraz Islanders perform classic Hawaiian and hapa haole instrumental music. The band specializes in material from Hawaii's golden era - when artists like Alfred Apaka, Andy Cummings, Genoa Keawe, George Kainapau, and Pua Almeida blended traditional island melodies with mainland jazz harmonies.

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Tuesday
Tuesday Night Food & Arts Speaker Series
7:00pm

Cheese Talk & Tasting with Kiri Fisher

About the Event: Kiri Fisher of the Cheese School of San Francisco will be giving a mini-class and creating a platter featuring three cheeses followed by a cheese tasting.

About the Presenter: Kiri Fisher is a dedicated entrepreneur who found her heart in artisan cheese. She has worked for The Pasta Shop, Raymond & Co Cheesemongers, Tumalo Farms, and the California Milk Advisory Board, and has interned with Monteillet Fromagerie. Previously, she's managed educational programming for California's Artisan Cheese Festival and was a board member of the California Artisan Cheese Guild. In 2011, Kiri purchased The Cheese School with Daphne Zepos. When she's not at The Cheese School, most often she can be found eating cheese or feeding it to friends and family.

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Thursday
Children's Story Time at Diesel, A Bookstore
10:30am

Join Clare as she reads her favorite children's stories in Diesel's cozy children's room.

Special Event -- Mill Valley Film Festival, Opening Night
9:00pm - 12:00am

2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur

Live music by Ethan Tucker Band

Food provided by: Belcampo Meat Co., Big Jim's BBQ, El Huarache Logo, Farmshop, Fiorello's, Gerard's Paella, Johnny Doughnuts, Pizza Antica, Sol Food 

Beverages provided by: Coppola Wines, Bartenders Unlimited, Equator Coffee, Lagunitas Brewing Company

Tickets & Info:  www.mvff.com

 

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Vivian Lee
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Vivian Lee

Jazz vocalist Vivian Lee specializes in the standards – Gershwin, Ellington, Jobim, with some Brubeck, Hubbard, Monk and Gillespie thrown in. In July 2014, the Black Music Association of America, Sacramento Chapter, inducted Ms. Lee into the Music Hall of Fame as a Music Icon in Sacramento. They also selected her as Jazz Vocalist of the Year for 2014. With her stellar band which can include Brenden Lowe on piano, Buca Necak on bass, and Jeff Minnieweather on drums, this SAMMIE award-winning vocalist's unique style, phrasing and magical stage presence captivate the audience and take them on a wonderful musical journey.

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Saturday
MCM Farmers' Market
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

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.


Folkish Festival -- Dried Up Bones
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of the Dried Up Bones

Join some of Marin Country Mart's favorite pickers for a performance of folk, America, Appalachian and bluegrass music. Joshua Smith leads a small ensemble of some of the area's finest Bluegrass musicians. His sidemen have played with a Who's Who of the Bluegrass world, including Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, and beyond. Come by for a performance of riveting songs and instrumental fiddle tunes played by the Dried Up Bones.


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Thursday
Children's Story Time at Diesel, A Bookstore
10:30am

Join Clare as she reads her favorite children's stories in Diesel's cozy children's room.

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Saturday
MCM Farmers' Market
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


Special Event at Space NK -- Meet Dr. Macrene Alexiades, Founder of 37 Extreme Actives
11:00am - 1:00pm

Meet Dr. Macrene Alexiades, Founder of 37 Extreme Actives at Space NK

Saturday, October 15, 11 am - 1 pm

 

 

Join us at Space NK for a one-to-one consultation with New York dermatologist, 37 Extreme Actives founder, and leading expert in anti-aging skincare, Dr. Macrene Alexiades. To ensure your space, RSVP at 415-419-5904.

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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

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.


Folkish Festival -- I See Hawks in L.A.
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of I See Hawks in L.A.

I See Hawks in L.A. is Southern California's leading alt country band, with seven acclaimed CDs ranging from bluegrass and new folk to psychedelic country rock.  Come enjoy their rich vocal harmonies, a unique instrumental take on traditional forms, and bold and sardonic lyrics about hawks, whales, whiskey, eco apocalypse, and denizens of the California desert, where the band often holds court. www.iseehawks.com


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Wednesday
At DIESEL -- Movie Screening of "Gimme Shelter," plus Joel Selvin
6:30pm
At DIESEL A Bookstore:  Movie Screening of "Gimme Shelter," followed by Joel Selvin discussing and signing "Altamont"

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30pm

About the Event: DIESEL kicks off its movie series with an extra special twist. The evening begins with "Gimme Shelter," the harrowing documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour--with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont--followed by a talk from award-winning journalist Joel Selvin about his music memoir, "Altamont." 

About the Author: Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. Selvin is the author of the bestselling "Summer of Love" and coauthor, with Sammy Hagar, of the number-one New York Times bestseller, "Red." He has written 12 other books about pop music.

About the Book: In this breathtaking cultural history, filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen in the annals of rock history as the distorted twin of Woodstock, the day that shattered the Sixties' promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. The product of 20 years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, and featuring 16 pages of color photos, "Altamont" is the ultimate account of the final event in rock's formative and most turbulent decade.

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Thursday
Children's Story Time at Diesel, A Bookstore
10:30am

Join Clare as she reads her favorite children's stories in Diesel's cozy children's room.

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Friday
Special Event at Space NK -- Meet the Founders of VENeffect
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet the founders of VENeffect at Space NK

Friday, October 21, 1-4 pm

 

 

Space NK invites you to meet VENeffect founders, sisters Cecil Booth and Rebecca Booth, M.D., for a personal skincare consultation and to learn more about their breakthrough designed to inspire peak vitality in skin. To RSVP, please call 415-419-5904.

Friday Night Jazz -- Rue Manouche
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Rue Manouche

Rue Manouche is a Gypsy Jazz group founded in San Francisco in 2009 by guitarist Vic Wong and singer Michel “Saga” Michelis. The band was described by critic Jim Burek as "one of the most original Gypsy Jazz & Musette bands in San Francisco." The ensemble features Michel Michelis, vocalist; Jeff Magidson, lead guitar and concertina; Evan Price, violin; and Isabelle Fontaine, rhythmic guitar and washboard. 

Rue Manouche plays music in the style of Gypsy Jazz or Gypsy Swing, made famous by Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s. Because its origins are largely in France, it is often called by the French name, "Jazz Manouche." Django was foremost among a group of Gypsy guitarists working in and around Paris in the 1930s through the 1950s. Many musicians in this style worked in Paris in various popular Musette ensembles.

Rue Manouche and its lead vocal singer give a French wink to the show!

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Saturday
MCM Farmers' Market
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

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.


Folkish Festival -- The Easy Leaves
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of The Easy Leaves

The Easy Leaves, songwriters Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield, have a modern acoustic sound that is a personal distillation of American music. It’s based on the styles they connect with and all the songs and sounds they’ve been saturated with. The finest filters on this still are songs written with painstaking attention to detail and dynamic intricate vocal harmonies. They’re melodic, lyric-driven (catchy-as-all-hell) compositions pinned with the syncopated rhythm of two acoustic instruments, guitar and upright bass. A trap kit and pedal steel – the whipped cream and cherry.

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Wednesday
Special Event at DIESEL -- Larkspur Book Club Pioneers discuss 'Gutenberg's Apprentice"
7:00pm - 8:00pm

At DIESEL, A Bookstore, The Larkspur Book Club Pioneers meet to discuss "The Tsar of Love and Techno" by Anthony Marra

Wednesday, October 26, 7 pm
 
This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!
 

From the New York Times bestselling author of 'A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,' comes a dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven collection of stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art. 

This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military, and great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts. In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents.

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Thursday
Special Event at Space NK -- Meet Omorovicza Founder Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza
10:30am - 12:30pm

Meet Omorovicza Founder Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza at Space NK

Thursday, October 27, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

 

Discover the origins and inspirations of mineral-rich brand Omorovicza at Space NK, as brand founder Margaret shares her knowledge and insights into the innovative Hungarian-themed skincare range. To RSVP, please call 415-419-5904.


Children's Story Time at Diesel, A Bookstore
10:30am

Join Clare as she reads her favorite children's stories in Diesel's cozy children's room.

Special Event at DIESEL -- Publication Party of "This Is Cancer" with Laura Holmes Haddad
7:00pm

Publication Party at DIESEL, A Bookstore! Laura Holmes Haddad discusses and signs "This is Cancer"

Thursday, October 27, 7 pm

 
About the Event: Laura Holmes Haddad discusses and signs "This is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom."

About the Author: Laura Holmes Haddad is the author of "Anything But Chardonnay: A Guide to the Other Grapes" and co-author of "Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh, All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest," "Lulu Powers Food to Flowers: Simple, Stylish Food for Easy Entertaining," "Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic," and "I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas." After a three-year battle with breast cancer, Laura began writing about cancer and speaking about patient advocacy. When she's not writing, Laura can be found hiking, paddle boarding, reading, cooking, or swinging on a rope swing with her kids. Laura currently resides in Northern California with her husband, daughter, son, and a Dalmatian.

About the Book: Cancer is indiscriminate. It doesn't care about class, creed, or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and she knew there had to be a better way. "This Is Cancer" is the thoughtful, informative fabulous-looking result for those who prefer their pathos with equal parts humor and reality, and also a touch of flair. A "what to expect when you're expecting" book for the diagnosis you don't want but are stuck with, "This Is Cancer" is the book that patients keep in their bag when heading to the hospital because it's the only one that tells them what's going on and keeps them company. If you or your loved ones want a primer full of useful information in an easy to reference format--as well as a friendly and comforting read--these honest, grave, and mordantly funny stories and tips from young survivors will bring you the real intel and advice that you need most during this tremendously difficult time.

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Masha Campagne
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Masha Campagne

Campagne’s sensational vocals, soul-inspired and bluesy, or wistful and airy paint ambient images - cinematic and sunlit demonstrating a total command of the jazz language. Enjoy bold and seductive originals, as well as exquisitely arranged updated standards and Brazilian bossas - a delightful ebb and flow that emphasizes impressive musicianship with vision, creativity, and class.


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Saturday
MCM Farmers' Market
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00


Special Event at DIESEL -- Cal Peternell discusses & signs "A Recipe for Cooking"
11:00am

At DIESEL, A Bookstore, Cal Peternell discusses and signs "A Recipe for Cooking"

Saturday, October 29, 11 am

About the Event: Cal Peternell discusses and signs "A Recipe for Cooking."

About the Author: Cal Peternell grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and earned a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Living in Italy with his wife, artist Kathleen Henderson, Cal was inspired to pursue a cooking career. After working at various acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco and Boston, including BIX, Bizou, BIBA, and The Blue Room, he landed at Chez Panisse. Cal and his wife have three sons and live in Berkeley, California.

About the Book: Celebrate the joys of a great day in the kitchen and a meal shared with family and friends with this follow-up to the bestselling, IACP Award-winning "Twelve Recipes," featuring next level, home-cook-friendly recipes for occasions large and small. "Twelve Recipes" provided the basic techniques and recipes for essential home cooking. Now, "A Recipe for Cooking" takes home cooks to the next level. Cal Peternell gives you everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two. He organizes the recipes by season to help cooks plan their meals from first bite to last: how a meal should start, what should be the main attraction, what should be served alongside, and how to choose the perfect finish. Here are meals to share with close family and good friends to laugh, drink, and cook with as well as dishes that give you some quiet time in the kitchen, slicing, seasoning, and simmering. With food to make introductions, to commemorate, to celebrate, even, on occasion, to gently instigate, "A Recipe for Cooking" is Cal Peternell at his wittiest, warmest, and most inspiring. 

Special Event -- Pup Parade & Costume Contest
1:00pm

 

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Sunday
Off The Grid Food Trucks
11:00am - 3:00pm

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.


Folkish Festival -- Ramshackle Palace
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Ramshackle Palace

Ramshackle Palace plays acoustic music encompassing Appalachian fiddle tunes, acoustic Americana and bluegrass. This performance will feature an all star line-up of Northern California's best pickers, including master fiddler Blaine Sprouse. Blaine has long history of pushing the art form of fiddle playing forward while bringing a deep knowledge of traditional American fiddle styles into every note. The music featured at this performance will delight music lovers of all ages with seasoned musicianship, creativity and highly skillful picking all in the mix.

See recent article on Blaine Sprouse from the Marin IJ.

Special Event -- Kids' Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treating
1:00pm