April 1, 2023


Without Art It's Really Boring!!!

5 fun things to do in Marin this week

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Say hello to cars, arts and crafts, opera and more this week in Marin. From Novato’s Nostalgia Days to the numerous films and events of the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival, make sure to mark your calendars for these don’t-miss events.

Rev up

It’ll be hard to miss the hundreds of unique classic cars, hot rods, trucks and more that’ll roll through Novato as part of the 25th annual Nostalgia Days Cruise and Car Show this week — and trust me, you don’t want to. Put on by the Downtown Novato Business Association, the two-day event for car lovers of all ages kicks off with a car cruise of hundreds of cars through the streets of downtown Novato led by the Novato Police Department at 6 p.m. Friday. Things rev up on Saturday with beer, cocktails, live music by a DJ and Americana group SoloRio, and more at the car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grant Avenue between Redwood Boulevard and Seventh Street in downtown Novato. Free admission. For more information, go to nostalgiadaysnovato.com.

Get crafty

Didn’t get a chance to check out the Marin Arts & Crafts Show when it popped up in San Rafael in August? Don’t fret, the artistic event of more than 100 artists, artisans and purveyors makes its return from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael. Inspired by the arts and crafts movement of the late 19th century, the show features jewelry, clothing, woodwork, ceramics, artwork, paper arts, specialty foods, antiquities and more. Feeling creative yourself? Try your hand at jewelry-making, painting and mixed-media during the interactive workshops that will take place during the three-day show. Free admission. For more information, go to ArtsAndCraftsShow.com.

Silver screen arias

Who says the Lark Theater is only for movies? Experience a variety of operas as part of the Larkspur theater’s “Live from the Met in HD” series, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, which kicks off Saturday with a live broadcast of a revival of Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” at 9:55 a.m. at the theater. The opera about a tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia will also be shown at an encore performance at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $30 for this Saturday’s show; the encore performance is $24. Get tickets and see the series’ schedule at larktheater.net.

Film, films, films

From Denis Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated remake of “Dune” to Wes Anderson’s latest film, “The French Dispatch,” to captivating documentaries, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone at this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival, the 44th event. The renowned film festival, which kicks off Thursday, will showcase feature, documentary and short films from all over the world on the big screens in Marin as well as online, along with talks, music shows and more through Oct. 17. Prices vary. Get tickets and learn more at mvff.com.

Sausalito fun

Celebrate Marin’s artistic community and Sausalito businesses at the Princess Street and Princess Court’s art and music event from noon to 6 p.m. this weekend in downtown Sausalito. The event will feature interactive art, sound healings, live sketching, woodworking, live music, birth readings and much, much more from the surrounding businesses. Free entry. For info, go to facebook.com/events/412903010418226.

5 fun things to do in Marin this week

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