5 Best Things to do This Week: April 29 – May 4

5 Best Things to do This Week: April 29 – May 4, Marin Magazine, Local Getaways, NightLife Cocktails

NightLife in Space: The Moon at Cal Academy of Sciences

Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails as you set out with friends on a journey to the moon and back. This week NightLife explores the origins of space travel and the future of lunar missions. MUTEK.SF will be presenting A/Visions 1 in the planetarium, featuring full dome video art and live music performances and DJ sets. Planetarium passes additional $3 for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 shows and can be purchased online. (The 6:30 pm planetarium show is always free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) Last entry is 9 pm.


Altered Book Exhibit

The book becomes art at MarinMOCA’s 10th Annual Altered Book Exhibit and Fundraiser, presented by Bank of Marin. MarinMOCA’s most popular art show features 180 original book art objects, crafted by artists who combine compelling messages with creative technique. Donna Seager, owner of Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, and Mary Austin, co-founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book, will select the award-winners. The Altered Books are sought by book art aficionados, who return year after year to see the show. The public is invited to view and bid on their favorite works during the silent auction from April 27 to June 1. The closing party and live auction will be held on June 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., when all the book art objects will be auctioned to the highest bidder. The exhibit is free to the public.

DocLands Documentary Film Festival

Presented by the California Film Institute, DocLands Documentary Film Festival brings compelling stories and the provocative insights behind them to Marin County, from May 2 to May 5. DocLands is a non-competitive, non-juried, inclusive festival that presents an overall Audience Choice award. Through public screenings, engaged conversations and grassroots networking events, DocLands aims to build an active, involved and fully supportive community around documentary film.


Free Parks Saturday

Come to the “Measure A Days” free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month. Hike, bike, play, have a picnic. Invite your friends and family. Bring your frisbee and your fishing pole. Measure A Days include McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, McInnis Park, and Stafford Lake Park plus Black Point and Miller boat launches.


Super Bicycle

Super Bicycle is more than just an event. Inspired by e-bike events in Switzerland and Germany, it is part technology expo, part afternoon with friends. Come try the latest e-bikes in a number of categories, including comfort, speed, sport, off-road, city-commute and others this Saturday and Sunday on bike routes that leave directly from the event ground. Guests, their friends and family are invited to join The New Wheel for a breakfast of made-from-scratch griddle cakes and locally roasted coffee from Equator Coffee & Tea. Breakfast is free with admission to the event and served from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. all weekend while supplies last. Lunch will also be served on site as will a wide selection of craft beer, including options from Lagunitas Brewing and Fort Point Beer Company. Proceeds from beer donations will go to local cycling advocacy.

All listings are correct at the time of posting. Please be aware that events may occasionally be canceled or postponed. We always suggest contacting the promoter or venue to confirm details haven’t changed since the of publishing.