5 Best Things to Do This Week: November 4 – 10


Free admission to the de Young Museum

The de Young museum is offering free admission to the entire museum this Saturday, including free entry to Soul of a Nation, for all visitors. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983 is an internationally acclaimed exhibition, organized by Tate Modern, that celebrates art made by Black artists during two pivotal decades when issues of race and identity dominated and defined both public and private discourse. The de Young’s presentation includes a focus on Bay Area artists whose work promoted personal and cultural pride, collective solidarity and empowerment, and political and social activism. Honoring the incredible legacy of Black Power in the San Francisco Bay Area, the de Young museum is hosting a line-up of programming and partners tied to celebrating this landmark exhibition. Featuring renowned artists, performers, musicians, activists, civic leaders, and others, these programs welcome special guests from around the Bay Area to bring Black Power to the forefront.

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors at the Showcase Theater in San Rafael

A Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it… blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination.

Art Walk

Second Fridays Art Walk

Anyone who’s ever been to an art walk will sing its praises. Not only to you get to check out cool (often local) art, there’s generally live music, pop-up restaurants or food trucks, plus you also get to go out with friends and meet new people, and wine. Lots of wine that’s often free. Even if it wasn’t for all those aforementioned features, the highlights of this Friday’s are not to be missed. I addition to Underground and Art Works Downtown there’s at least 10 other galleries and businesses participating in the event ensuring something for everyone –– better than ordering food at home in the very least. Don’t forget about the wine.


Our Oaxaca at Image Flow

The Image Flow proudly presents Our Oaxaca, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Lori Barra and Tim Porter — Marin County photographers documenting children and families in Oaxaca, Mexico. Brought together by the late famous photographer Mary Ellen Mark at a workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico, they returned to Oaxaca to pursue the work they started, to nurture the relationships they made with local mothers and fathers and children, to become the photographers she believed they could be, to honor her passion and, perhaps, to find hope and inspiration in it. All of the proceeds raised during this exhibition will go directly to the families photographed in Oaxaca, Mexico. Limited edition prints will be available for sale, and additional donations will be gratefully accepted. Come celebrate Lori and Tim’s artful collection of prints at the artists’ reception on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ice Rink

NorCal Ice Holiday Rink

Join in on the holiday spirit and come to Northgate Mall for the NorCal Ice Holiday Ice Rink. Open as of today, NorCal Ice will offer day passes and skate rentals as well as day or week-long skating school lessons through early January.

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Marin Magazine Kasia PawlowskaKasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include traveltrendsmushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.