Featured Photo: Courtesy of Sonoma International Film Festival
Through March 5
Garvey|Simon is pleased to announce the opening of their newest California exhibition, Assembly Required. The show features eight artists who transform quotidian artifacts into beguiling assemblages and collages. The works feature safety pins and guitar strings to textiles and playing cards. Armed with various materials, each artist transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Artists included are Ray Beldner, Joe Brainard, Joan Grubin, Tamiko Kawata, Linda Schmidt, Sharon Shapiro, Donna Sharrett, and William Wegman.
More info: garveysimon.com
The Return of the Western Monarch
March 17-April 30
The Return of the Western Monarch combines science and art in an exhibition of documentary photographer Elizabeth Weber’s photographs of monarchs and the plants they need to survive. Monarchs are categorized as endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to habitat loss, overuse of pesticides and climate change. Local community members working to protect the endangered butterfly will provide educational materials curated by Audrey Fusco (Salmon Protection & Waterfront Network), Mia Monroe (Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation) and Ole Schell of West Marin Monarch Sanctuary.
More info: maringarden.org
St. Patrick's Day at Finnegan's Marin
Downtown Novato’s family-owned Irish bar is the place to be to celebrate this festive holiday. Enjoy a diverse menu of hearty dishes and beers on tap.
More info: finnegansmarin.com
As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Collier is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honors. Collier has won 3 Blues Music Awards – two for “Horn Player of the Year” in 2019 and 2020 and one in 2022 for “Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year.”
More info: sweetwatermusichall.com
Sonoma International Film Festival
The Sonoma International Film Festival accomplishes an amazing feat — bringing high-caliber, international talent to an intimate locale. Over 90 documentaries, films and shorts are screened every year at various venues that are easily walkable.
More info: sonomafilmfest.org
Matt The Electrician
Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. It’s folk music for a modern age, rooted in lyrics focusing on the realities and challenges of the 21st century.
More info: hopmonk.com