.‘Saint Nick’s Cove,’ Yoga and Art


Santa’s Back

Santa gets local with his annual visit to Nick’s Cove via water sleigh (aka, a boat). A converted boat house and tons of decorations make the perfect photo op for junior while the folks grab a seasonal cocktail and meal from the restaurant. Santa’s workshop will have cookies, hot cocoa and more for good little children. With a view of Tomales Bay and good food and drink, no wonder the big red guy comes back every year. Santa visits from 3pm to 5pm, Sunday, Dec. 3. Nick’s Cove Restaurant, 23240 CA-1, Marshall.

Mill Valley

Studio Party

The Studio yoga space in Mill Valley invites all to gather for the holiday season “in the spirit of joy, relaxation and community” at a hosted event featuring food and drink. Participants will experience “rejuvenating 20-minute” mini-classes on topics like “You-ometry” and “Yoga Nidra” and meet local vendors “offering wellness products, yoga essentials and handmade treasures,” according to publicity. If those are one’s thing, this is the place. 2pm to 6pm, Saturday, Dec. 9. The Studio, 650 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.


Old Friends

Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison and contributor Adrian Belew have banded together to perform classic songs from the band’s catalog, often digging most deeply into material from Remain in Light. Earlier this year, they played the Mill Valley Music Festival to an ecstatic reception. Good money that the duo will repeat that almost spiritual connection with the crowd at the New Year’s Eve show in a more intimate environment at JaM Cellars Ballroom. Want more intimacy? For VIP ticket holders, there is a meet and greet with the musicians, who will share stories behind the songs. Doors 8pm, show 9pm, Sunday, Dec. 31. JaM Cellars Ballroom, 1030 Main St., Napa. General admission. Ages 8 and up. Ticket prices vary. $99 general admission, $199 VIP.

Santa Rosa

Tiny Works

If all the big news and big expectations of the holidays feels overwhelming right now, a totally different tact is to see the “Small Works: Sense of Humor” exhibition at the Santa Rosa Arts Center, which is the annual Small Works Show. The year’s theme is on display in dozens of miniscule works by local artists whose approach, according to organizers, is “whimsical, oddball, surreal, playful, fun, off-color or just mixed-up.” 11am–2pm Wednesday and Sunday, 11am–3pm Friday and Saturday until Dec. 31, Santa Rosa Arts Center, 312 South A St., Santa Rosa.


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