Is Friday night the new Saturday night?
Now summer has arrived in Marin, the Friday night entertainment throughout Marin has kicking off! There are various events with live music and great food to help everyone unwind from the week and gets us into the mood for the weekend!
Here is your guide on where to go to catch the action:
“Tam Valley's Creekside Friday”, every week at 6:30–8 pm, Tennessee Valley Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley
“Creekside Friday” is a series of music events that features local musicians and a different genre of music from June 17th to August 12th, every Friday night. Each week you can choose from their regular weekly menu or enjoy barbeque specials also soda, wine and beer will be sold. This Friday “Cheap Therapy” will be performing. For more info, call (415) 289-4152 or visit their website: view website
‘Friday Nights on Main’ at 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Main Street, Tiburon
Tiburon’s annual “Ultimate Block Party” kicked off last week and runs every Friday through September 30, enjoy alfresco dining, live music, dancing and shopping on Main Street. Check website for more info on the “Ultimate Community Street Party” view website
“Film Night in the Park”, showtime at 8.00 pm, Creek Park, the 400 block of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo
This local favorite kicked off last week in Fairfax, and moves around sites in Marin and San Francisco, tonight the cinema moves to San Anselmo for a showing of the 80’s classic “Breakfast Club”: view website
“2011 Summer Music Series” at 6.30 pm, Pacheco Plaza, 366 Ignacio Blvd, Novato
Bring your chairs and enjoy a picnic from Paradise Foods or sit outside the local restaurants (Boca Pizzeria, Taki Japanese Restaurant, La Coppa coffee & Tea). Get up and dance to the live music featuring the ‘James Moseley Band” this week; an eclectic blend of MoTown, R&B, reggae, soul and jazz. view website
‘Jazz & Blues by the Bay’ at 6:30 pm – 8.00 pm, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito
This weekly summertime event continues on Friday with ‘The Bingtones” band, enjoy views of Angel island, San Francisco and the Bay in the free lawn seating area: view website
"Concerts Under the Oak", 6.30 - 8.30 pm, Oak Plaza (behind Kohl’s), 5800 Northgate Drive, San Rafael
Live concerts are held on the last Friday of the month under September 30th in the Oak Plaza at Northgate Mall. Tomatina restaurant will be providing the food (your own food is welcome), BJ’s Brewhouse will offer $5 beers and “Zebop”; a Santana tribute band will be performing this week. view website
“Music in the Park Series”, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Marinwood Park, 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
Our favorite is the "Music in the Park Series" which starts up again this Friday. In terms of location this is the most kid friendly as the live music takes place on the lawn and close proximity to the shaded playground, a bounce house, also local food and drink vendors. This Friday features modern soul band "Agape Soul": view website
“Food Truck Crush” from 4.00 – 8.00 pm, Larkspur Ferry Terminal, 101 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur
Come and enjoy the gourmet mobile food trucks and vendors now hanging out at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal on Fridays! Sample some delicious food from ‘Curry Up Now’, ‘The Rib Whip’, ‘Suzie Q’s Lunch box’, Pizza Politana’ and Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar’. You could also wash it down with some refreshment at the ‘Marin Brewing Company’ afterwards! view website
Oxbow Market, 6:30 – 8:30pm, Oxbow Market, 644 1st Street, Napa
Further afield in the heart of downtown Napa's up & coming Oxbow District is Oxbow Public Market. Whether you are in search of a tasty picnic, great 'take-out', a bottle of wine, river front patio dining or a unique shopping experience. Enjoy a glass of wine and an artisan cheese plate with friends, grab burgers for the kids and enjoy Latin grooves care of "Rennea Couttenye" accompanied by "Marcelo Puig": view website
TV Show of the Week
I am hooked on Bravo TV’s new show “Million Dollar Decorators” showing on Tuesdays at 10.00 pm. It features interior designers to the rich and famous who initially appear quite posh and pompous…well they are, but it becomes addictive viewing. If you are a fan of the interior design process or just love seeing fabulous homes then tune in!
Movie of the Week
We are very excited in our household about the release of ‘Cars 2’; it will be my son’s first trip to the movie theater, wish us luck! Lightning McQueen & lovable Mater head overseas to World Grand Prix but find themselves involved in a top-secret mission orchestrated by British super spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine).
Baby & Toddler Weekly Activities Calendars
Looking for something to do to entertain your toddler or reach out to new moms with babies this week?
Click on the ‘Weekly Calendar’ bar at the top of the page to view this week’s “Baby & Toddler Weekly Activities Calendar”.