Out & About, Shows & Events: June

Featured: The Dipsea Race


Covering a 7.4 mile course from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, this trail race is billed as one of the oldest in the world. Starting with the Dipsea Steps, continuing through Cardiac and Insult Hill before finishing in the flats adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, this race is Marin’s most iconic and the talk of the town for weeks before and after it is run. We recommend a trial run before entering the official race. The race is on Sunday, June 9. dipsea.org





Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy

May 24 – June 9

Dean Written in 1976, the play explores the lives of a group of women in West Texas who gather to reminisce about the stunning stranger who arrived in their midst to shoot the movie Giant in 1956.

Novato Theater Company

855.682.8491, novatotheatercompany.org


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Thru June 9

After winning two Tony awards in 2014 and a Grammy in 2015, the musical story of the rise of King returns for an encore performance.

Golden Gate Theatre (SF)

888.746.1799, shnsf.com



Thru June 16

The Mountain Play returns to Mount Tam with Chelsea Holifield (Sandy) and David Crane (Danny) donning saddle shoes and leather jackets not to brave the fog but to belt out classic hits.

Cushing Memorial Amphitheater (Mill Valley)

415.383.1100, mountainplay.org


Moll Flanders

Thru June 16

Adapted for the stage by Jennifer LeBlanc from Daniel Defoe’s 1722 novel, the story follows the main character from England to the colonies in the New World and back again as she attempts to secure her financial future through her skill as a “fortuned widow.”

Barn Theater (Ross)

415.456.9555, rossvalleyplayers.com



Thru June 23

In this new adaptation of Ionesco’s absurdist satire, a rhinoceros rampages through a town square. Villagers debate: was it real or is it fake news? Amid the chaos, one villager must decide to take a stand or join the mindless hordes.

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater (SF)

415.749.2228, act-sf.org


The Fit

June 5–29

Sakina, an Indian-American venture capitalist, brings her dream of financing the idea of bio-receptive fabric to Silicon Valley, but what will she compromise in order to realize her dream?

The Rueff at the Strand Theater (SF)

415.677.9596, sfplayhouse.org


Me, Myself, And Everyone Else!

June 6

Christina Bianco returns with her new show, bringing her soaring vocals and rapid-fire impressions of the world’s celebrated vocalists, plus celebrity trivia and musical mash-ups.

Feinstein’s at the Nikko (SF)

866.663.1063, feinsteinsatthenikko.com



June 13–July 7

Feline vengeance at any cost underlies this dark comedy about the thin line between savagery and civilization.

Marin Theatre Company (Mill Valley)

415.388.5200, marintheatre.org


A Chorus Line

June 14

Transcendence Theatre Company’s 2019 Broadway Under the Stars season opens with the personal stories of 17 Broadway dancers baring their hearts and souls in a Broadway audition.

Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen)

877.424.1414, bestnightever.org



June 14–23

On its 20th anniversary tour, the show reimagines Puccini’s La Bohème as an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out, with inspiring messages of love and hope.

Golden Gate Theatre (SF)

888.746.1799, shnsf.com


The Oldest Living Cater Waiter

June 23–July 9

This one-man show unwraps the complicated and often hilarious careers of Michael Patrick Gaffney professional actor and waiter to the stars.

Gateway Theatre (SF)

415.255.8207, 42ndstmoon.org


Liberace & Liza: A Tribute

June 26–27

Come for the costumes and comical barbs; stay to clap along in this homage to glam, starring David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris as the two legendary performers.

Feinstein’s at the Nikko (SF)

866.663.1063, feinsteinsatthenikko.com




Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

Thru June 1

This special exhibition on California’s wildflowers features photographs by Nita Winter and Rob Badger and addresses the effects of climate change on a universal emblem of beauty.

Bay Model Visitor Center (Sausalito)

650.608.1274, cnpsmarin.org


Mill Valley Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food

June 2

Over 65 wineries, 20-plus gourmet food products, local restaurants and breweries come together to benefit the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation.

Depot Plaza (Mill Valley)

415.388.9700, enjoymillvalley.com


Bouquets to Art

June 4–9

Along with luncheons, lectures and pop-up discussions by renowned floral experts from around the world, the museum’s fundraiser features floral arrangements in all shapes and sizes.

de Young Museum (SF)

415.750.3600, deyoung.famsf.org

TEDxSalon: The Brain and Consciousness

June 6

A community gathering precedes this deep dive into the latest research on the human brain, meditation, dementia and consciousness with host Mark Coleman.

Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael)



Rosé Day Celebration

June 8

Think pink while savoring nibbles from girl & the fig and wines (pink, of course) from Passaggio Wines, Jeff Cohn Cellars and many more.

Suite D (Sonoma)




June 8

Support the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer awareness while sipping pink wines and enjoying views of the Napa Valley.

Sterling Vineyards (Calistoga)

800.726.6136, naparosefest.com


Outdoor Antique French Market

June 9

French music by Michel Michelis, made-to-order crepes, and rows of booths laden with vintage clothing, retro and antique furniture, art and garden decor.

Marin Center (San Rafael)

415.383.2252, thefrenchmarketmarin.com


San Francisco Zoo Day

June 9

Following the 2 p.m. matinee of Rhino at A.C.T., join an interactive experience and learn about rhino conservation efforts at the theater in collaboration with the San Francisco Zoo.



Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Art Auction

June 15

Enjoy cocktails and snacks, live and silent auctions, immersive installations, entertainment and a pop-up shop, all to raise funds for the center’s programs and mission.

Fort Mason (SF)

415.331.2787, headlands.org


MARINSCAPES Reimagined 2019 

June 20–23

This annual fundraiser for Buckelew Programs includes a gala and a live auction, a meet-the-artists reception and a special presentation about investing in fine art.

Escalle Winery (Larkspur)

415.491.5705, buckelew.org


Walk in the Wild

June 22

Support conservation by strolling through the Oakland Zoo, sampling cuisine from the region’s top chefs before dancing and dessert (Oakland).

Oakland Zoo

510.632.9525, oaklandzoo.org


Made in San Leandro

June 27

Enjoy bites, beer and wine, games and live entertainment around the 55-foot-tall “Truth Is Beauty” statue at this month’s Truth Thursdays.

San Leandro Tech Campus (San Leandro)





Dance Series 02 and Best of Smuin

Thru June 1

Loosely inspired by the 385-mile protest wall of women in India on New Year’s Day 2019, Smuin Ballet celebrates the end of its 25th season with work from Amy Seiwert, along with the return of Michael Smuin’s favorites.

YBCA Theater (SF)

415.912.1899, smuinballet.org


Cabaret Kids

June 2

This year’s production features Chicago and Guys and Dolls and contemporary tunes by the Black Eyed Peas, Sara Bareilles and Christina Aguilera, with original Bob Fosse choreography.

Showcase Theater (San Rafael)

415.473.7000, marincenter.org



June 20–22

New pieces by company members Brett Conway and Laura O’Malley as well as Alejandro Cerrudo’s Cloudless, his first pas de deux for two women.

Cowell Theater (SF)

415.345.7575 sfdanceworks.org



Chelsea Handler

June 1

After a pivot to social activism, the well-known author and comedienne returns to stand-up with her Sit Down Comedy Tour.

Masonic (SF)

415.776.7457, sfmasonic.com


Jim Jefferies

June 21

From his third Netflix comedy special Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now to his Comedy Central series The Jim Jefferies Show, this comedian tackles everything from controversial issues of the day to the challenges of being a single father.

Ruth Finley Person Theater (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org




Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

June 5, 9

Discover the influence of Japan on the works of the famous Dutch artist.

Lark Theater (Larkspur)

415.924.5111, larktheater.net


The Spy Behind Home Plate

June 7

Morris “Moe” Berg fielded for five Major League teams during the 1920s and 1930s, while his work for the OSS helped undermine the German atomic bomb effort during World War II.

Rafael Theater (San Rafael)

415.454.5813, rafaelfilm.cafilm.org