.MARIN MUSIC July at Marin Art and Garden Center features live music on the lawn every Thursday evening. This Thursday, July 7, features Andre Thierry and his Accordion Soul Music.


Concerts in the Garden

The Marin Art and Garden Center presents Summer Concerts in the Garden, featuring live music every Thursday evening for the month of July. Bring friends, family, a picnic and lawn chairs to these outdoor events, which offer food and drinks for purchase, a KidZone hosted by the Garden School and Pixie Park for kids up to age 6 to play in during the festivities. This first Thursday, Andre Thierry and his Accordion Soul Music will be gracing the lawn, kicking off the season with his signature soulful R&B style playing. Thierry is from Richmond, but draws inspiration from his Louisianian French-Creole roots. Summer Concerts in the Garden are located at the Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross. The first event is Thursday, July 7. 5pm-7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, free for children 17 and younger. Parking $10. www.maringarden.org

Angel Island

Music at Cove Cantina

Angel Island presents Live Music at the Cove Cantina, with performances running all summer long. Take the ferry from Tiburon or San Francisco and explore the myriad hiking trails and spectacular views Angel Island has to offer before enjoying some food and music at the Cove Cantina. This coming weekend features Parts & Labor, a smokin’ mix of rockabilly, surf, classic R&B, soul and oldies. The members of the band have spent years honing their chops backing an astonishing list of top headliners, and derive their name from their constant work in the rehearsal studio, creating new sounds and exploring riffs for each band member. They call it “a labor of love.” Parts & Labor plays at the Cove Cantina in Angel Island State Park Aayla Cove, Tiburon. Saturday, July 9. 2pm-4:30pm. Free. www.angelisland.com

Santa Rosa

Train Days

Bring the kiddos out to the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County this weekend for The Great Train Days, an exploration of the world of trains! Little ones will view model trains, meet neighborhood train experts such as those from Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society and Coastal Valley Lines, build their own train tracks, dance to train music and take a ride on the Live Steamers train. This is a great opportunity to teach curious kids about the history of train travel and the wonders of railway engineering. There will be an interactive train display showcased by The Diablo Pacific Short Line, and elaborate model train displays courtesy of the Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society and Coastal Valley Lines. The Great Train Days is held at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa. Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 10am-3pm. Tickets are $14, free for members. www.cmosc.org


Head West

Back this weekend is Head West Marketplace. A local, outdoor retailer marketplace in partnership with The Barlow in downtown Sebastopol, Head West is full of artisanal goods, vintage wares, jewelry, clothing and more. Come find one-of-a-kind items from local makers and artists, at the booths themselves for questions and connection. Head West offers the opportunity to learn about and support the local creators and makers of Sonoma County and beyond. While there, taste the wide variety of food and coffee in The Barlow, including from Taylor Lane Roasters and Blue Ridge Kitchen. Head West Marketplace is located in The Barlow, 6770 McKinley St, Sebastopol. Saturday, July 9. 11am-5pm. Free. www.headwestmarketplace.com

—Jane Vick


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