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New Views

There’s much to see in the North Bay, as two very different art shows open to the public.In San Rafael, the Marin Center’s Bartolini...

Oscar-nominated animated shorts screen together

Get out your handkerchiefs, because rich tales of sadness constitute this year’s selection of Oscar animated shorts—cancer, Alzheimer’s and mistreated animals are among the...

Strange Beats

There’s a new sound coming from the hills of West Sonoma County, courtesy of jazz-fusion quartet Sakoyana, who’ve set their sights on creating largely...

Stars come out in latest production

While reward often requires sacrifice, it’s best not to forget that hard work and persistence are also required. That’s one of the takeaways from...

‘Aeronauts’ keeps its head in the clouds

The gallant and thrilling The Aeronauts bypasses the problem of telling an adventure story about Victorians with large beards by making a romantic fiction...

Identity Crisis

It’s Christmas Eve, and a family readies their home for guests. Gifts go under a tree. They prepare food. They plan to attend Mass....

Back to California

There was a time when country-rock quartet Midnight North was synonymous with Terrapin Crossroads, the venue where they performed weekly as part of a...

Circle of Art

In Marin County, Phyllis Thelen is best known as one of the most successful supporters of arts, having formed or helped finance organizations such...

Top Torn Tickets

Compared to neighboring counties, Marin has relatively few regularly producing theater companies. But quantity does not equal quality, as this list proves. Here, in...

‘Dreams’ Returns

Just when Shakespeare scholars thought they had seen it all; actor, writer, director and professor Fred Curchack created something new and strange in 1983...