In November, the arts abound in Marin County. Art exhibitions, theatrical performances and live music are just a few of the cultural activities happening next month!
Russian Grand Ballet
One of the world’s most accomplished ballet companies presents one of the world’s most famous works, “Swan Lake,” for their debut in Marin. Nov. 2. Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 7:30pm. $25 and up. 415.473.6800.
Mill Valley Philharmonic
Popular community orchestra presents a fall concert, “There is a Season,” featuring selections from Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, Joachim Raff’s Symphony No. 10 and other pieces that have seasonal themes. Nov. 15 & 18-19. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley. 415.383.0930.
Line of Descent
Warren Miller Entertainment releases its annual winter sports film with this fall’s globetrotting adventure. This 68th edition of the touring film series is an inspiring celebration of wintertime passion with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders casting shadows on the world’s biggest mountains. Nov. 18. Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415.473.6800.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
Petaluma Arts Center (PAC)
“Members Exhibition,” highlights the works of more than 100 of PAC’s talented artist members. Reception, Nov. 11 at 5pm. 230 Lakeville St, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.
CLUBS & VENUES
McNear’s Mystic Theatre
Petaluma’s historic venue celebrates 25 years of hosting live music, after decades as a movie house, this fall with a lineup of headlining performers from across the musical spectrum. Jamaican-American singer, songwriter and DJ Shaggy performs on Sept. 10. Venezuelan jazz and funk band Los Amigos Invisibles plays on Sept. 24. New Orleans folk and soul sister band Rising Appalachia appears for an intimate show on Oct. 8. Pioneering rock ’n’ roll outfit Y&T hits the stage on Nov. 17-18. 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707.775.6048.
Green Music Center
Sonoma State University’s world-class music center, centered by the stunning Weill Hall, hosts another season of top-tier artists from around the world. Jazz guitarist George Benson and saxophonist Kenny G team up for a “Breezin’ & Breathless” tour on Sept. 8. The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet joins soul queen Irma Thomas on Sept. 30. Masterful storyteller Garrison Keillor passes through the North Bay on Oct. 13. Argentinian export Tango Buenos Aires waltzes into town on Nov. 12. 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. 866.955.6040.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Longstanding arts center welcomes an array of veteran entertainers from the world of music and more this fall. Spanish language pop icons the Gypsy Kings and classic rock band Kansas appear back-to-back, Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. Powerhouse trumpeter Byron Stripling joins the Santa Rosa Symphony for a tribute to Louis Armstrong in the annual Symphony Pops series on Oct. 22. Australian soft rock duo Air Supply flys in on Nov. 11. The Daily Show host and stand-up comedian Trevor Noah returns to the North Bay on Nov. 22. 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa. 707.546.3600.
Blue Note Napa
The intimate jazz club offers close-up and personal performances by an array of talented musicians in blues, jazz, funk, soul and other genres. Mexican-born pianist Christian Tumalán of Pacific Mambo Orchestra gets his groove on with Montuno Swing salsa band on Sept. 2. Bassist, composer and producer Kyle Eastwood (son of Clint) appears on Sept. 15. Jazz star David Sanborn sits in for a three-night celebration of Blue Note’s one-year anniversary on Oct. 19-21. Actor Dennis Quaid shows off his musical side with his band the Sharks on Nov. 7. 1030 Main St, Napa. 707.880.2300.
Sweetwater Music Hall
Mill Valley’s historic venue continues its musical traditions with headlining performers and indie darlings all season. Vocalist and trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick stuns on Sept. 3. New Orleans creole-folk performer Leyla McCalla performs on Sept. 26. Rising folk star Sarah Jarosz takes the stage in conjunction with the Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 9. Baseball star and coach-turned-songwriter Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe returns to the venue on Oct. 19. Acclaimed jazz stars Rebirth Brass Band plays two shows on Nov. 17. 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, 415.388.3850.
Popular supper club and music venue packs in an eclectic schedule of renowned musicians from near and far. Ramana Vieira and her ensemble perform the romantic folk music of her native Portugal on Sept. 3. Bay Area legends Maestro Curtis & SOL Funkestra party down on Oct. 1. Accomplished players 1st Avenue Revue brings the Minneapolis sound to the North Bay with a Prince tribute show on Nov. 11. 919 Fourth St, San Rafael, 415.813.5600.
The independent production company has made its home at the Belrose Theatre, in downtown San Rafael. The company will perform Pinky, a comedy about love and friendship by playwright, author and Pacific Sun contributor David Templeton, on Nov. 8 at 8pm, Nov. 9 at 2pm and 8pm, Nov. 15 at 8pm and Nov. 16 at 2pm and 8pm. Belrose Theatre, 1415 Fifth Ave, San Rafael. 415.290.1433.
Novato Theater Company
The community theater group, whose local roots date back to 1919, will perform the rowdy musical classic Chicago through Nov. 12. 5420 Nave Dr, Novato. 855.682.8491.
Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts
The Little Mermaid, Nov. 17 through Dec. 3 at Maria Carrillo High School Theatre, 6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa. SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. santarosa.edu.
Article and event excerpts from PacificSun.com